Saturday, March 29, 2014

Esophageal function concerned in life-threatening experiences in infants

A latest study suggests that the infants who experienced an abnormal regulation of esophageal and the airway function compared to healthy babies might have to face life threatening experiences. The detailed study could be read in the Journal of Pediatrics. The scientist’s offers new information about the system behind the ALTEs and also what the clinicians and parents can work to do avoid them. Further they found that the infants experiencing near-death experience have more chances to suffer from pauses in breathing, delays in clearing their airways and difficulty coordinating swallowing and respiratory interactions. The lead researcher, Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD, principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research, explained, “Previously, these life-threatening events were thought to be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease, and acid-suppressive treatment for that was often begun. But our study identifies the dysfunctions in the aerodigestive tract—instead of GERD-centered mechanisms—as the real therapeutic targets for these babies.”

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