Simple and specific test for the diagnosis of aspiration into the airways using a corn flour-milk mixture in a hamster model.

Abstract

Aspiration into the airways is one of the major causes of lung disease in infants and young children. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of aspiration is often delayed due to unawareness and low sensitivity and specificity of existing diagnostic tests. We tested the efficacy of a new method, using a mixture of corn flour in milk instilled into the trachea, to… (More)

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