Congenital Tracheal Stenosis

Phipps, Lorri M.; Raymond, Jill A.; Angeletti, Tammy M.
June 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p60
Academic Journal
The article focuses on congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS), a term which describes a wide range of tracheal abnormalities which often occur in infants and children within the first year of life. The common characteristic in CTS cases is an innate narrowing of the trachea producing airway obstruction. Most of the intensive care is associated with maintaining the airway and adequate gas exchange. Nurses must be able to anticipate and detect subtle changes in the child's pulmonary status. INSET: Case Series at Penn State Children's Hospital.


Related Articles

  • Season to be alert for bronchiolitis. Lambert, Veronica // World of Irish Nursing;Mar2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p29 

    Focuses on the cause of bronchiolitis. Risk posed by the disease to premature infants and newborns under six weeks of age; Symptoms of the respiratory disease; Actions that should be taken to prevent the nosocomial spread of the infection.

  • Disorders of the Respiratory System.  // American Medical Association Family Medical Guide;2004, p419 

    The article discusses the common respiratory system disorders in infants and children. In children, infections are the most common cause of respiratory system disorders. Croup is inflammation and narrowing of the trachea or windpipe from a respiratory infection caused by a virus called...

  • Episodic viral wheeze in preschool children: effect of topical nasal corticosteroid prophylaxis. Silverman, M.; Wang, M.; Hunter, G.; Taub, N. // Thorax;May2003, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p431 

    Investigates the effect of prophylactic nasal corticosteroids on wheezing episodes associated with colds. Definition of episodes of wheeze and coughs; Comparison of the numbers of lower respiratory tract episodes experienced by the children in the two treatment groups.

  • Long-term effects of childhood chest infections.  // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Education & Practice Edition;Jul2015, p636 

    The article discusses research on the long-term effects of childhood chest infections, referencing a study published by J. C. Chan and colleagues published in the journal "Pediatrics" in 2015.

  • Airway resistance measured by the interrupter technique: normative data for 2-10 year olds of three ethnicities. McKenzie, S.A.; Chan, E.; Dundas, I.; Bridge, P.D.; Pao, C.S.; Mylonopoulou, M.; Healy, M.J.R. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2002, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p248 

    Background and Aims: The measurement of airway resistance using the interrupter technique (R[sub int]) is feasible in preschool children and other subjects unable to undertake spirometry. This makes it potentially useful for the measurement of lung function in these groups. Commercial devices...

  • meconium aspiration syndrome.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1419 

    A definition of the medical term "meconium aspiration syndrome" which refers to the inhalation of meconium by an infant in utero during first few breaths after birth is presented.

  • Tracheostomy Conducted in a Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome Case. Moran, Cristiane A.; de Almeida, Natalia Henrique; Marco, Fernanda G. G.; Pereira, Silvana A. // Journal of Neurology Research;2013, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p179 

    The Freeman-Sheldon syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease and the main features are the changes in the face with external projection of the lips (whistling position), underdeveloped nasal cartilage, narrow nostrils, microstomia and microglossia, which explains the signs of respiratory...

  • The emergence of resistant pneumococcal meningitis—implications for empiric therapy. McMaster, P.; McIntyre, P.; Gilmour, R.; Gilbert, L.; Kakakios, A.; Mellis, C. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2002, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p207 

    Background: Following the emergence of penicillin and cephalosporin resistant pneumococcal meningitis in the United States, inclusion of vancomycin in empiric therapy for all suspected bacterial meningitis was recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Few data are available to evaluate...

  • Acute respiratory distress in Pena-Shokeir syndrome. Boesen, Peter V.; French, Christopher E. // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Nov2004, Vol. 83 Issue 11, p772 

    Pena-Shokeir syndrome is a rare, autosomal-recessive disorder that usually affects newborns. Its etiology is poorly understood. Pena-Shokeir syndrome is defined by camptodactyly, multiple ankyloses, pulmonary hypoplasia, and various facial anomalies. These manifestations are usually severe, and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics