Thoracic shape changes in newborns due to their position

de Gelidi, Serena ORCID logoORCID:, Bardill, Andy ORCID logoORCID:, Seifnaraghi, Nima ORCID logoORCID:, Wu, Yu, Demosthenous, Andreas, Rahtu, Marika, Kallio, Merja and Bayford, Richard ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Thoracic shape changes in newborns due to their position. Scientific Reports, 11 (1) , 4446. pp. 1-10. ISSN 2045-2322 [Article] (doi:10.1038/s41598-021-83869-8)

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The highly compliant nature of the neonatal chest wall is known to clinicians. However, its morphological changes have never been characterized and are especially important for a customised monitoring of respiratory diseases. Here, we show that a device applied on newborns can trace their chest boundary without the use of radiation. Such technology, which is easy to sanitise between patients, works like a smart measurement tape drawing also a digital cross section of the chest. We also show that in neonates the supine position generates a significantly different cross section compared to the lateral ones. Lastly, an unprecedented comparison between a premature neonate and a child is reported.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 32182
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