Swallowing dysfunction in very low birth weight infants with oral feeding desaturation.

@article{Lee2011SwallowingDI,
  title={Swallowing dysfunction in very low birth weight infants with oral feeding desaturation.},
  author={Jang Hoon Lee and Yun Sil Chang and Hye Soo Yoo and So Yoon Ahn and Hyun Joo Seo and Seo Hui Choi and Ga Won Jeon and Soo Hyun Koo and Jong Hee Hwang and Won Soon Park},
  journal={World journal of pediatrics : WJP},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={337-43}
}
BACKGROUND We detected swallowing dysfunction by the modified barium swallow (MBS) test and determined risk factors for swallowing dysfunction in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with oral feeding desaturation near discharge. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 41 VLBW infants referred for MBS test because of significant oral feeding desaturation at ≥ 35 weeks of postmenstrual age. Infants who showed impaired airway protection, including inadequate epiglottic closure, laryngeal… CONTINUE READING
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