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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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What disabilities can premature babies experience?

What disabilities can premature babies experience?

Multiple.: Intraventricular brain hemorrhage is one of the most severe and can lead to cerebral palsy and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. Necrotizing enterocolitis is another severe morbidity of preemies that may even prove fatal. Other problems: respiratory distress leading to bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, jaundice, poor feeding, temperature/electrolyte imbalances, apnea episodes. ...Read more

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An infant born premature through C-section who never cried; mri: http://bit.Ly/12eymz7 which says profound hypoxic ischaemic injury. How to deal?

An infant born premature through C-section who never cried; mri: http://bit.Ly/12eymz7 which says profound hypoxic ischaemic injury. How to deal?

No easy answer: So profoundly sorry to here about your baby. There are never any easy answers here. I have seen miracle babies in this situation, but as likely is a baby with a lifetime of challenges, dependency and need. You need to sit down with neonatologist, a pediatric neurologist and have a frank and open discussion about what lies ahead for you and this child. There is not a one size fits all answer. ...Read more

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Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Protected info: This is protected health information, to which only the parent's, child and doctors involved should be privy. ...Read more

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Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?

Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?

??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 the birth canal helps squeeze some of the lung fluid out before birth, which does not happen for cs. About 10% of cs will have to work hard to clear that fluid & may require o2 & special care in the process.It usually clears in < 48hr. ...Read more

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My baby's organs are reversed. What complications of situs inversus totalis?

My baby's organs are reversed. What complications of situs inversus totalis?

Possible none: If your baby's organs are a perfect mirror image of normal the nothing will happen. Problems arise when the situs inversus is partial and this may result in malrotation. This would require surgery to fix. ...Read more

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5/2012 3TIA/shock 68/45/mottling/flushing/tinn/MCA 4/2013 Daily HypCrisis HR 48-147 PP 18-22 CerebAneurysm Tbthk sput visible blaschko acrocyanosis +ppl lips/tong Orthypnea Afib Glob Hypoxic injury?

5/2012 3TIA/shock 68/45/mottling/flushing/tinn/MCA 4/2013 Daily HypCrisis HR 48-147 PP 18-22 CerebAneurysm Tbthk sput visible blaschko acrocyanosis +ppl lips/tong Orthypnea Afib Glob Hypoxic injury?

Multiple conditions: Your cardiologist and neurologist are your main sources of help. There are signs of thromboembolism related to atrial fibrillation. Hopefully there is no signs of cerebral impairment- weakness on one side, forgetfulness, slurred speech etc. U need help from ancillary services- physical/speech therapy, rehab etc we need serious help from the supreme being! god bless u! ...Read more

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Can a baby die from congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

Can  a baby  die from congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

Yes : If the hernia is large enough to allow the abdominal organs to go in i the chest during development, they can physically prevent the lung from developing. In its most severe case, rapid death due to inability to get oxygen in to the system can occur immediately after delivery. It is important to understand however that this is not the case for all hernias. See a pediatric surgeon for your details. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum affecting my breathing at high altitudes?

Pectus excavatum affecting my breathing at high altitudes?

How high.: Pulmonary inssuficiency symptoms associated with pectus deformities depends on several factors. Complete pulm.Funct.Test, echocardiogram, cat scan thorax will help assess symptoms. Obiously non smoker pectus pt. Cardiac compression by depressed sternum may produce dyspnoea on excertion as a symptom. Need to have all studies and an excersise tolerance assessment to assess baseline heart/pulmonary fx. ...Read more

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What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

See below: Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Asphyxia, or suffocation, is the consequence of hypoxia. ...Read more

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Son having dental proc under ga.Requires intubation/vent during surgery&ct.Optimal method of intubation?How will ventilation be maintained during ct?

Son having dental proc under ga.Requires intubation/vent during surgery&ct.Optimal method of intubation?How will ventilation be maintained during ct?

General anesthesia : Surgery under general anesthesia can be a very stressful event for the parents and child. Today monitoring, medications and techniques for general anesthesia are very safe and highly effective. In most cases the tube is placed through the mouth or the nose. Fiberoptic scopes and guides can provide access to the most difficult airways. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What percent of oxygen deprived can lead to coma after brain surgery?

What percent of oxygen deprived can lead to coma after brain surgery?

Oxygen deprivation: Different people's brains are different. Some may endure more stress than others. There is no specific cut off that is used to determine the point irreversible brain cell changes ensue. ...Read more

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What are optimal ventilator settings for premature babies?

What are optimal ventilator settings for premature babies?

As needed: Vent settings are those required by the infant at the time by the factors involved. The pressures must be high enough to inflate the lung tissue and cycle often enough to remove co2. Fine tuning is done within the parameters set by the physician at the beside. ...Read more

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Which babies die of sids?

Which babies die of sids?

Ubpredictable: There are known associations. 1. A male at or about 3 to 4 months. 2.Preventive position in the crib should be supine. 3. Commoner in bottle fed.4.Sometimes warning symptoms include irritability, a "simple cold", or occasional apnea (stopped breathing) for a few seconds during sleep. It is usually nocturnal and can be related to vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes lung failure during a emergency laparomoty surgery?

What causes lung failure during a emergency laparomoty surgery?

Not sure what u ask: If you are asking about post-op lung issues then there are several. Aspiration of stomach contents. Injury to the diaphragm. Multi system organ failure due to infection. ...Read more

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Difference between auto erotic asphyxilation and cross leg orgasm by holding breadth?

Difference between auto erotic asphyxilation and cross leg orgasm by holding breadth?

Sex practices: Auto erotic asphyxiation usually entails some external, mechanical means of preventing breathing. Very dangerous. Cross leg orgasm by holding breath can cause similar sensation (less oxygen to brain leading to euphoria sensation) combined with orgasm can certainly heighten the sensation. Much safer also as you can always breath when you want. It you pass out, ok...you will breath again. ...Read more

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Is autism resulting from complications during delivery?

Is autism resulting from complications during delivery?

Not likely: Although the causes for autism are still being discovered and likely involve a combination of factors, complications during delivery/birth, while being a risk factor for many other problems, do not seem to be a major contributor or risk for autism specifically. ...Read more

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Are learning difficulties a result of my premature birth?

Are learning difficulties a result of my premature birth?

The lower the birth-: weight, the higher the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders. Ask your parents about the cause of & problems during mom's premature labor & delivery, your stay in the nursery, your early growth & development & results of any IQ & academic tests. Genetic factors or prenatal exposure to toxins or infections may have played a role. Neuropsychological testing will define your strengths & weaknesses. ...Read more

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What is asphyxia? What causes it?

What is asphyxia? What causes it?

Low oxygen: Low oxygen is especially bad for brain cells and heart cells. There are many causes such as deep water black out and drowning, carbon monoxide intoxication, space exploration without protective suit, hanging, sleep apnea and many other ones. ...Read more

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What is the result of delivery complication asphyxia?

What is the result of delivery complication asphyxia?

Brain damage: This is very serious for the fetus and infant. It can cause growth retardation and even mild mental retardation. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication - asphyxia?

What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication - asphyxia?

Not subtle: Typically a birth complicated by significant birth asphyxia, which is where the baby is not getting enough blood and oxygen to the brain, is followed by a floppy baby, often with little crying or breathing without help from the doctors and nurses, seizures may also be a complication. Baby's may need to be on a breathing machine. Mild birth asphyxia may only have low tone that goes away. ...Read more

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What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

See below: Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Asphyxia, or suffocation, is the consequence of hypoxia. ...Read more

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How does asphyxia cause congestion?

How does asphyxia cause congestion?

Hypoxia: In asphyxia, hypoxia develops which causes inflammation and lack of oxygen even to the heart muscles, the beating gets weaker, and the blood stagnates in the lungs and that is the cause of pulmonary congestion or edema. ...Read more

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How are apnea and asphyxia differeent?

How are apnea and asphyxia differeent?

Apnea: This is simply stopping breathing, asphyxia is a low oxygen level - more correctly hypoxemia. Apnea can cause hypoxemia. ...Read more

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What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

Strangling: Death by asphyxia means a tight noose around the neck shut off air and blood supply to the brain causing death. This can occur by accident or purposely. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between asphyxia and hypoxia?

Semantics: Hypoxia is low oxygen tension in the blood or in the body. Asphyxia is when one can't breath, as in choking or drowning and unable to breath in air or oxygen. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is probable positional asphyxia?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is probable positional asphyxia?

Asphyxia: Is the cutting off of airflow from the outside to the lungs as in choking. This can happen when on lying down the tongue falls to the back of the throat or the chest wall falls on the lung and compress it as in obesity. I have heard of that term but there is positional hypoxia meaning oxygenation goes down with position also called platypnea. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

That is: pretty fast. I do not think this is something to worry about. But check with your lung doc and ask about CPET to know for sure. Good luck ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

Lack of oxygen: Prior to labor, the oxygen line supplying baby is tucked in between the body parts in the womb & generally works well or baby wouldn't form right.Labor stresses baby, increases oxygen needs and increases demand on the placenta. If detaching, wrapped around the neck or tied in a loose knot;labor may lead to a cut off o2 and damage to baby may result.Forgetting to start breathing can do the same thing. ...Read more

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Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

Choking: Asphyxia is the lack of ability to take in air as in choking, drowning due to water occupying space where air should be or simple occlusion of the airways so no air gets in, obviously leads to lack of air and oxygen and yes, hypoxia as the blood has no oxygen to pick up. ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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Birth asphyxia, developmental delays, no chromosomal abnormalities. So what is it?

Birth asphyxia, developmental delays, no chromosomal abnormalities. So what is it?

Birth asphyxia: Birth asphyxia can cause all of the issues you mention. It is important to enroll in an early childhood program where the PT,OT and developmental therapy staff can assist the baby in making as much progress as possible. ...Read more

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What meaning of mode of death asphyxia as a result of diaphragmatic herniation of intestine in lung cavity along with multisystem diseased process?

What meaning of mode of death asphyxia as a result of diaphragmatic herniation of intestine in lung cavity along with multisystem diseased process?

Complicated: You are describing a situation in which someone had problems with many parts of the body and died as a result of movement of the intestines into the chest through an abnormal opening in the diaphragm. When this happens the intestinal material becomes trapped in the chest cavity and cut off from it's blood supply, leading to tissue death and edema. This would collapse the lungs. ...Read more

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Hi I am ahmed my daughter 5yrold she suffer from brain asphyxia since 3yr we try stem cell but without any response. Any other non-surgical modalities?

Hi I am ahmed
my daughter 5yrold she suffer from brain asphyxia since 3yr
we try stem cell but without any response. Any other non-surgical modalities?

See below: I am afraid not. With therapy you may improve your daughter's condition, but not even experimental procedures are helping at this time. ...Read more

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