Thoracoabdominal asynchrony in infants with airflow obstruction.

  title={Thoracoabdominal asynchrony in infants with airflow obstruction.},
  author={Julian Allen and Marla R. Wolfson and Karen McDowell and Thomas H Shaffer},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={141 2},
Thoracoabdominal asynchrony (TAA) has long been thought clinically useful in the assessment of airflow obstruction (AO) in infants. To test the hypothesis that the measurement of TAA is useful in the assessment of lung mechanics in infants with AO, we have used respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP) to quantity TAA. We compared changes in TAA to changes in lung mechanics before and after aerosolized bronchodilator (BD) administration in 13 infants. Abdominal wall (AB) and rib cage (RC… CONTINUE READING


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