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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The steroid used is specific to stabilizing membranes & improving lung production of surfactant. It mimics what happens naturally when if mom develops ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
See below: By increased vessels permeability and slower lymphatic clearance in cases with a cardiac congestion or high blood volume output.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Question is ???: You need to formulate a specific question for us to formulate a response. The questions on the site are not linked, so please submit a new question wi ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
I'm not sure of your: Question, but it sounds like your baby is in-hospital with pediatric cardiologists who are trying to stabilize him/her. There will be a medical social ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not sure: Need more information. Fluid in the fetus chest can be suggsestive of fetal anomalies. Did they discuss what other findings that are seen that would s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Work-up: You need to touch base with your primary care provider to he/she can get you to see your cardiologist. You need to have a functional assessment of yo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
34 weeks GA: Typically antenatal steroids are given to mothers who are going to deliver before 34 weeks gestation, as the lungs aren't mature by this time. They s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
35 years experience Pulmonology
No: This is a bronchodilator, no known lung damage.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It does help to open them at birth, and might strengthen the breathing muscles, but it does nothing for the lungs themselves (good or bad).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Depending on the underlying condition, a lung transplant is an option for some infants with severe lung disease that can not be treated with medicatio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Delayed maturation: Maternal diabetes during pregnancy has an impact on the maturation of the baby's lungs, especially the surfactant system which tends to become fully f ... Read More
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