Medical and social factors as predictors of outcome in infant tracheostomy.

@article{Singer1991MedicalAS,
  title={Medical and social factors as predictors of outcome in infant tracheostomy.},
  author={Lynn Twarog Singer and B P Hill and Jeffrey P. Orlowski and Carl F. Doershuk},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={1991},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          243-8
        }
}
We examined the relative impact of infant tracheostomy in comparison to associated medical and social factors, on developmental outcome as part of a cross-sectional follow-up of 32 children. These children had no mental retardation, physical handicap, or severe neurological problems, but had a history of long-term tracheostomy in infancy, ranging from 3 to 146 months duration. Medical factors evaluated included prematurity, neurological status, severity of illness, and number of weeks… CONTINUE READING