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Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


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Are children more susceptible to meningococcemia?

Are children more susceptible to meningococcemia?

Generally: But the meningococcus is a nasty bug and is no respecter of age. If you are exposed, no matter what your age, prophylactic antibiotics are indicated asap. ...Read more

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Are preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

Are preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

Yes: This spring a former pt & 14oz premi named the "littlest angel" by local media, graduated from baylor & reminds me that even those with a troublesome start can do great. Neonatal units are not a perfect substitute for a womb & number wise there is a correlation with intensity of neonatal problems & learning problems later. Each child is unique & early childhood programs help monitor progress. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

Maturity helps: Yes, their brains are undergoing maturation especially during the first2-3 years of life thereby making them more susceptible. Alo they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Newborn babies are usually screened for toxo in most states because of their susceptibility. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Yes: Sure. They are the ones picking stuff up off the floor and putting it in their mouths. Adults can also get lead poisoning if they work with lead products, it's fairly prevalent in gunsmiths who pack their own ammo. ...Read more

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Are preemies more susceptible to acid reflux?

Are preemies more susceptible to acid reflux?

Yes: Reflux is more common in premies as the muscle at the lower part of the esophagus that contracts to prevent milk from regurgitating back up from the stomach is less developed (and "weaker") in a premie than a term infant. Positioning the baby upright and burping frequently during feedings helps to control reflux symptoms. Sometimes medications may be helpful, especially if the baby is having pain. ...Read more

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Are babies susceptible to jetlag?

Are babies susceptible to jetlag?

Yes: When ever you cross time zones your internal clock as well as the childs become affected. If you travel with a small infant it will not matter as much as infants sleep and eat on demand anyway. For older kids you might want to start changing their bedtime by about 15-20 minutes every couple of days to prepare them for the change. As soon as you get there, go to bed and eat meals at their time. ...Read more

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Why are teenagers more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis?

Why are teenagers more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis?

No, they are not.: Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk to develop an invasive pneumococcal infection including meningitis. The conditions are: asplenia (either absent or nonfunctioning); complement deficiency; nephrotic syndrome. Anyone undergoing cochlear implantation is also at higher risk. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting rubella?

Are some people more prone to getting rubella?

Yes: the unimmunized: All humans can get rubella (german measles). If your mother had the disease, you have some protection but only for 6 months. After that, you are on your own. The best defense is immunization which trades a very mild usually inapparent 'infection' for long term protection. Rubella is not innocuous-my sister, for example, has deafness and needed heart surgery in 1945 from rubella in utero. ...Read more

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Are young children more susceptible to staph infections?

Are young children more susceptible to staph infections?

Not necessarily: Healthy young children are no more susceptible to staph infections than anyone else. Indeed, human immunity undergoes dips and blips throughout life, but i see no more staph infection in children than I do in adults if not more in the latter. ...Read more

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Does premature birth make babies more susceptible to rsv?

Does premature birth make babies more susceptible to rsv?

Yes: Almost all children get RSV infection at some time. It is typically most serious in very young infants, particularly those born prematurely. There is a medication (synagis (palivizumab)) that can be administered which lessens the severity of the infection, but there is very strict criteria on which babies can receive synagis (palivizumab). Check with your pediatrician to see if your baby qualifies. ...Read more

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Why are boys more prone to learning disabilities than girls are?

Why are boys more prone to learning disabilities than girls are?

We don't know: Boys are more vulnerable than girls to many childhood mental disorders including ld, adhd, autism, speech and language delays, tourette disorder. Some have hypothesized it has to do with exposure to testoserone in the womb, but the why of that remains unclear, even if true. Equally mysterious is why girls tend to "catch up" in the teen years, though with different disorders. ...Read more

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Meningitis susceptibility? Are some people more susceptible to meningitis than others?

Meningitis susceptibility? Are some people more susceptible to meningitis than others?

Of course: Do not worry, as our genetic makeup gives us different susceptibilities for a variety of problems, and risk of infection is but one variation. In this day and age, treatment of infections is exemplary and success is very high indeed. ...Read more

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Are elderly more susceptible to sepsis?

Are elderly more susceptible to sepsis?

More than whom?: Persons over 65 are more susceptible to infections and to sepsis than younger adults, but not necessarily than children. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cytomegalovirus infection?

Are some people more prone to getting cytomegalovirus infection?

Yes: This is not a very infectious organism. It requires a host that is immunusupressed in some way. More likely in uncontrolled diabetics, aids patients and cancer patients on chemo. With a normal immune system infection is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Are fetal alcohol syndrome children more susceptible to addiction?

Children with Fetal: Alcohol Spectrum Disorders have deficits in executive functions because alcohol targets & kills neurons in the fetal frontal cortex. Inability to understand cause-&-effect, learn from mistakes, control impulses & resist peer pressure ^ risk of alcoholism & substance abuse in teens with FASD separately from genetic loading for mental illness & addiction. See www. fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/Index.aspx ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Katz
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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. To prevent it babies should sleep on their back, no blankets, bumpers or pillow, no stuffed animals in cribs, avoid second hand-smoking, avoid co-sleeping in ...Read more