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Are The Effects Of Rds Reversible
RDS: If by rds you mean hyaline membrane disease (hmd) that develops in premature newborns, then the answer is yes. Luckily, the lungs in children continue to grow and make more alveoli to replace damaged alveoli. At birth, there are 20-50 million alveoli and by 8 years there are 300 million alveoli. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is rds hereditary, is there a test I can have to make sure my next child doesn't have the same problem?
Can happen to all: Typical rds results when a baby is born before the lung has finished developing and can happen to any baby born prematurely. Like having a new house without painted walls, premi's have lung tissue without a chemical on the walls to help aerate the lungs. Some factors like stress increaselung maturity while diabetes in mom can slow it. Your best prevention is to keep healthy & deliver on time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple options: The only way to know for sure is to ask the doctor. The most common reason to intubate in the delivery room is if the baby isn't vigorous and meconium (stool formed while in the uterus) was noticed before or during delivery. They briefly intubate to suction the newborn's lungs in case they breathed in (aspirated) some of the meconium. In that situation the tube is taken back out immediately. ...Read more
Yes, not most: Respiratory distress syndrome (rds), or hyaline membrane disease, predominantly a disease of prematurely born infants, can be fatal. However, the mortality rates associated with this condition have declined over the years and in 2007 about 735 children died in the us from rds or 17 deaths/100, 000 live births. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be either: In a neonate , depending on circumstances it can be either. If baby is having respiratory distress and a follow up chest X-ray shows increasing ground glass appearance it is likely RDS. Also perinatal history is helpful - whether there was prematurity or premature rupture of membranes. Most times because the baby is small and having distress baby is treated for both with close follow ups. ...Read more
See below: Rsd is possible with ms although I have never seen it together. Many people with ms have various types of pain associated with damage to the nervous system without having a diagnosis of "rsd". Having said that i would not be able to know without examining you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27wk premature did not have rds when born, shall use curosurf (poractant alfa)? Diagnose bpd after 60 days w/o using it under invasive ventilat, is it a misdiagnosis?
Possible: At 27 weeks, the lungs are still developing and not producing sufficient surfactant. Curosurf (poractant alfa) is used to prevent collapse of the lung and to allow better ventilation. Even if the premature lung disease was mild initially, there may be a diagnosis of a more chronic form of premature lung disease called BPD. Is the baby wearing oxygen? With growth, the lung will grow new units ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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