Terry M. Baird

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CONTEXT Home monitors designed to identify cardiorespiratory events are frequently used in infants at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but the efficacy of such devices for this use is unproven. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that preterm infants, siblings of infants who died of SIDS, and infants who have experienced an idiopathic,(More)
OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the effect of weekly telephone contact with families in enhancing the use of home apnea monitors.STUDY DESIGN:This was a prospective, randomized, single-blinded study of 65 infants who were prescribed home apnea monitoring at the time of initial discharge from the hospital. Exclusion criteria included participation in any other study(More)
A special transthoracic electrical impedance infant respiration monitor that can sample eight pairs of electrodes has been used to measure breathing patterns in newborn infants. Quasi-simultaneous recordings have been made and used to determine the breath amplitude and duration of spontaneously occurring apneas during two-hour sessions. Preliminary results(More)
Apnoea is common in the newborn period and especially in preterm newborns. Bradycardia and desaturation of oxyhaemoglobin typically occur with apnoea. These abnormalities reflect an immature cardiorespiratory system and resolution of this immaturity can be expected within a predictable time frame. Infants who have apnoea in the newborn period are thought(More)
Continuous monitoring of respiration by transthoracic electrical impedance gives a signal that has certain not well understood irregularities. Among them is a change in the amplitude of the signal when there is no apparent change in the infant's tidal respiration. One factor that could hypothetically account for alterations of the impedance signal is a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if infants with cardiorespiratory events detected by home memory monitoring during early infancy have decreased neurodevelopmental performance. STUDY DESIGN Infants (n = 256) enrolled in the Collaborative Home Infant Monitoring Evaluation also completed the Bayley Scales of Infant Development II at 92 weeks' postconceptional age.(More)
A new physiologic monitor for use in the home has been developed and used for the Collaborative Home Infant Monitor Evaluation (CHIME). This monitor measures infant breathing by respiratory inductance plethysmography and transthoracic impedance; infant electrocardiogram, heart rate and R-R interval; haemoglobin O2 saturation of arterial blood at the(More)