A 46-year-old member asked:
Could you explain what is respiratory distress syndrome?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Todd Zimmerman answered
25 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
RDS: Rds or respiratory distress syndrome is a term usually used to describe a condition in the newborn that is used when the newborn is having some degree of respiratory or breathing problems. There are a number of causes...Like a very quick delivery...Inhaled amniotic fluid...This usually abates with time and supportive care. I am not sure if you are referring to an adult, but this is for a newborn.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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