Administration of inhaled medication via a tracheostomy in infants with chronic lung disease of prematurity

Pediatr Rehabil. Apr-Jun 1999;3(2):41-2. doi: 10.1080/136384999289568.

Abstract

Four cases of infants with chronic lung disease of prematurity in whom a tracheostomy was performed for acquired subglottic stenosis are reported. The feasibility of administration of inhaled drugs and supplemental oxygen are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Aerosols / administration & dosage
  • Bronchodilator Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Lung Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / methods*
  • Tracheostomy*

Substances

  • Aerosols
  • Bronchodilator Agents
  • Glucocorticoids