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neonatal respiratory distress syndrome in children

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Armstrong
43 years experience Pediatrics
Premature lung: Prematures lack surfactant which is essential to keep alveoli expanded. This results in gradual collapse of more and more alveoli, (atelectasis) maki ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Resp. distress syndr: Its caused by deficiency of surfactant that lines the airways&lung immaturity. From baby being premature vs genetic protein def. Varies in severity fo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
??RDS??: I would agree more cs babies have respiratory pbs than regular delivery but the issue is ttn ( transient tachypnea of the newborn) not rds.A trip down ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Same thing.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Prematurity: Leads to immature lunga with inadequate surfactant, a detergent that helps keep alveoli open. High o2 concentrations can cause retrolentil fibroplasoi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
No: Respiratory distress syndrome (rds) is a term used to describe a specific clinical and radiographic presentation in newborn preterm infants. We now kn ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Emergency: ARDS is a general term for acute respiratory failure in which the capillaries in the lungs leak causing the air spaces to fill with fluid. There are m ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not many: ARDS is a clinical disease; usually, chest xrays are usually suggestive. Ct scans of the chest are better. Sometimes, lung biopsies done by a lung sur ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hx, Px,X ray: Rds is expected in premature infants or infants of diabetic mothers & emerges as increased work of breathing, need for oxygen & suggestive changes on ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.

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