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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Meconium Aspiration

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What are common symptoms of meconium aspiration?

What are common symptoms of meconium aspiration?

Respiratory symptoms: Nasal flaring, grunting retractions and increasing need for oxygen or artificial ventilation. ...Read more

Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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Signs of aspiration pneumonia in toddlers?

Signs of aspiration pneumonia in toddlers?

Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more

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Could meconium aspiration syndrome cause asthma?

Could meconium aspiration syndrome cause asthma?

Meconium ; asthma: Meconium aspiration depending on severity can cause "chronic lung disease" (cld). Cld is a term used for a variety of lung diseases producing similar symptoms ; end results. Relationship of meconium aspiration to asthma is not well studied. Since asthma ; cld have similar symptoms to present with some children may be wrongly diagnosed with asthma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between meconium aspiration and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis?

What is the difference between meconium aspiration and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis?

Meconium : Meconium is the poo you make in the womb but are not supposed to empty until after birth. It represents bile/swallowed hair & skin cells etc & is very sticky. If you poo before birth, usually due to stress, the stuff can circulate in the bag of waters. If that material gets into your lungs before, during or after labor it can cause lung disease. CF kids have poo that's too sticky & won't pass. ...Read more

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Is the lung damage from meconium aspiration permanent?

Is the lung damage from meconium aspiration permanent?

No: Meconium aspiration, per se, is uncommon, and many cases of so-called meconium aspiration are simply other forms of respiratory distress noted in newborns who also passed meconium prior to delivery. True meconium aspiration does cause acute lung injury but most, if not all, cases heal completely within days to weeks. ...Read more

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What causes dysphagia and subsequent vomiting from the trachea?

What causes dysphagia and subsequent vomiting from the trachea?

LERD & Dysphagia: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. Dysphagia with gerd requires evaluation--please get checked. ...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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Does meconium aspiration syndrome cause psychological disorder?

maybe: Mecononium aspiration at birth can cause a condition called an 'anoxic brain injury'. This is when not enough oxygen feeds the brain. As a result one can suffer with learning disabilities, physical deficits, mental retardation, and other disorders. A psychological disorder can develop depending on multiple factors but not all ma babies will necessarily develop any of the above. ...Read more

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How are meconium and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis different?

How are meconium and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis different?

Yes: Meconium is the normal fecal debris composing the accumulated intestinal contents at birth.It is heavily colored by bile, dark and sticky. Meconium ileus can occur when the meconium has abnormal glue like stickiness caused by CF and will not empty from the bowel.The blockage can require emergency surgery. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspiration due to silent reflux?

Symptoms of silent: Reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux usually are centered around the voice box area. Aspiration is not common but cost is. The vocal cords reflexively close when sensing foreign material going into the area. If it is severe you could develop vocal cord dysfunction. Patients commonly complain of sensing a lump in the throat, also known as globus. ...Read more

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Aspiration pneumonia: what are its causes and cures? What causes fluid build up in the lungs? Will infections set in?

Aspiration pneumonia: It is an inflamation of the lungs due to food, liquids, and often stomach acid entering lungs through the trachea. Its most common in those with swallowing abnormalities where the entrance to trachea is not adequately covered during swallowing. Reflux is often a contributing factor. Often more common in the elderly. Secondary infection may set in. Prevention is important in those predisposed. ...Read more

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What sort of fetal lung diseases can occur?

What sort of fetal lung diseases can occur?

Many.: Caml (cystic adenomatoid malformation of the fetal lung), bps (bronchopulmonary sequestration), lobar emphysema, bronchial atresia, hamartomas, tracheal agenesis/chaos (congenital high-airway obstruction sequence). ...Read more

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Can occasional accidental inhalation of baby powder cause lung cancer?

Can occasional accidental inhalation of baby powder cause lung cancer?

Not likely.: This should not result in any long term effects. If a great deal was inhaled at once, it might interfere with breathing and cause sneezing. Long term constant exposure to powders and dust can cause pneumoconiosis, or dust in the lung, but this is seen in miners and sandblaster professions. Occasional accidental inhalation is unlikely to cause this or cancer, which mainly results from smoking. ...Read more

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Is coughing during the test of X-ray can cause hyperaeration of lungs as what stated in conclusion?

Is coughing during the test of X-ray can cause hyperaeration of lungs as what stated in conclusion?

No: Coughing causes movement and blurriness of xr or called movement artifacts. If the ribs and organs are clearly delineated, it would then be a good xr and the findings as noted would be accurate. ...Read more

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Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

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Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Neonatal pneumonia: No! neonatal pneumonia does not cause cardiac consequences in new born, with no congenital cardiac condition. Sometimes chest x ray shows 'large' cardia silhouette, because of the position of the newborn while taking x ray. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspiration due to acid reflux?

Acid reflux: Symptoms from aspiration could include anything form mild to moderate cough, fever if pneumonia develops, etc. If you have acid reflux there is treatment for it so you should see ur doctor. No need to suffer. ...Read more

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What causes papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

What causes  papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

HPV: Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes papillomas on the vocal cords in infants and older children. Please discuss the likely method of acquisition and any treatment with your child's doctor. There are over 60 strains of hpv that can cause laryngeal papillomatosis. Perhaps in the future the hpv vaccine might be able to provide some measure of prevention. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infant deaths?

What are the causes of infant deaths?

SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them finds them unresponsive. One theory for this is reflux which can happen during sleep and the infant aspirates stomach contents into the lungs and suffocates. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of accidental bowel leakage?

What  are possible causes of accidental bowel leakage?

Fecal incontinence: Some possible causes of fecal incontinence include dysfunction of the anal sphincter from previous vaginal delivery or surgical trauma; reduced internal anal sphincter resting pressure from diabetes; decreased rectal compliance from ulcerative or radiation proctitis; and fecal impaction. The cause of fecal incontinence may also be unknown, resulting from denervation of pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more

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Meconium Aspiration (Definition)

Meconium aspiration is when the fetus has a bowel movement before birth and swallows some of the bowel movement before birth. This may result in the condition of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome at birth, associated with Respiratory Distress requiring Ventilation ...Read more