What causes respiratory symptoms in brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs) (apparent life-threatening events) (ALTEs) and how are they treated?

Updated: Feb 28, 2019
  • Author: Patrick L Carolan, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Hasenstab and Jadcherla present data that some respiratory events in infants with BRUEs are caused by atypical regulation of esophageal and airway function. As a result, therapies should not be directed to treat gastroesophageal reflux if there is no factual evidence, but instead target the coordination of airway and swallowing functions. [10, 11]


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