Iatrogenic nasal synechiae in a premature newborn


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Aykanat A. , ÇELİK H. T. , GÜNAYDIN R. Ö. , YİĞİT Ş.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.62, no.3, pp.505-508, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2020.03.023
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-508

Abstract

Background. Nasal obstruction may cause short- and long-term problems such as respiratory distress, cyanosis, apnea, difficulty during feeding, and failure to thrive during the newborn period; since newborns are obligatory nasal breathers. Compression effect of the nasal cannulas and prongs used during respiratory support and nasal aspiration applications to clear the airways of secretions may result in nasal synechiae and acquired iatrogenic nasal obstruction.