The relationship between transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) and wheezing attack
Pediatrics International, 08/09/2011
Nalbantoglu B et al. – They established that Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is an independent risk factor for wheezing. In addition they also hypothesized that the genetic and environmental interactions synergistically predisposed these children for future wheezing.Methods
- This study was done retrospectively.
- Demographic characteristics of 103 cases born between 17/10/2003 and 17/10/2004 at Zeynep Kamil hospital and hospitalized because of TTN at neonatal intensive care unit was recorded.
- In second phase; 103 cases were called by phone, and questioned for wheezing attack.
- 103 cases, born at same period and had no health problems during newborn period were included in the study as control group and same procedures were applied to them.
- Rate of wheezing attack among patients with TTN diagnosis was found significantly higher than the patients who had no TTN diagnosis.
- TTN was found to be an independent risk factor for wheezing attack.