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Dr. Alan Patterson answered:

Baby's Down syndrome test results are definite, right?

depends on the test

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depends on what test you had, if you have an integrated screen pr the older AFP blood test it gives you odds of downs like 1 out of some number,, the only definite test is an amniocentesis,, if you have further ?s you should be talking to your OBGYN like I always talk with my patients so they understand everything
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Dr. William Singer answered:

If baby's heart rate is low is it a sign of down syndrome?

Bradycardia

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While children with Downes syndrome may have a slow heart rate, there are many other causes of slow heart rate, such as hypothyroidism and others. Down's syndrome is best characterized by the constellation of associated characteristics and chromosomal abnormality.
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My baby's neck measurement was 5.3 mm and they say he might be have down syndrome? What to test next?

Screening vs direct

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I'll assume your question is about a prenatal ultrasound finding. These tests are indirect ways to select out cases where a more direct or definitive test would be worthwhile. A prominent neck is suggestive but not definite.The more invasive test, an amniocentesis takes a sample of the fluid in the womb that would have baby cells. That could be tested for the DS chromosomes & know for sure.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered:

I am very concerned about my baby's flat head syndrome. I am doing everything i can but I'm still worried her head will stay like that. please give me?

Tummy time for play,

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back to sleep. See the AAP's Healthy Child app or online at www.aap.org for age-appropriate toys & teaching. If there is no premature closure of sutures, the spaces between the skull bones, no treatment is needed.
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Dr. John T. Hanna answered:

Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Yes

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Many fairly severe head injuries in children are recoverable. Current research suggests that the brain has remarkable ability to recover and is considered to be more and more "plastic" than we previously thought.
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Could osteogenesis imperfecta look similar to shaken baby syndrome in a deceased infant?

Location/type of fx

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OI has several sub forms and the type & location of their Fx are often used to help classify their subgroup. That said, the type and pattern of intentional trauma is recognizable. Breaks that show symetrical shoulder fx from shaking of a child lifted by his upper arms/ circumferential skull fx, etc. I believe a sub-board of Pediatrics recognises those with the added training to sort these out.
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Is it safe to take "baby" asprin while breastfeeding? I am worried about increasing the risk of Reye's syndrome in my nursing infant.

Caution advised

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Aspirins use during breast feeding viewed with caution. Ibuprofen has a similar anti -platelet effect as baby aspirin but is considered safe.
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Dr. Troy Reyna answered:

What is infant death syndrome?

SIDS

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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.
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What causes sudden infant death syndrome?

Varioius reasons

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SIDS can be very devastating to a family, as you can imagine. Unfortunately, it is more of a symptom and does not tell you much about the cause. Here is link for some information about it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002533/
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What is sudden infant death syndrome SIDS?

Unexplained death <1

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SIDS(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in Egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers.
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