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I am turning cyanotic but feel fine otherwise. What's going on?

Eval: I am sorry, but can't even try to answer with the details provided. If this is a chronic or recurrent issue, medical evaluation would be prudent. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Cyanotic?

What is the definition or description of: Cyanotic?

Cyanotic: Cyanotic = bluish (or purplish) discoloration of skin due to insufficient blood oxygenation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cyanotic and acyanotic defects?

What is the difference between cyanotic and acyanotic defects?

Cyanotic: Cyanotic, increased desaturated blood in the periphery is due to shunting of non oxigenated blood into systemic circulation---- acyanotic there is no mixing, or blue discoloration peripherally. ...Read more

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Clinically what's a easy way to distinguish noncyanotic from cyanotic congenital cardiac anomalies?

Clinically what's a easy way to distinguish noncyanotic from cyanotic congenital cardiac anomalies?

Yes possible: Differentiation between the two is mostly clinical. Cyanosis is bluish discoloration of tips of fingers, tongue etc. In some congenital anomalies of heart, there is an admixture of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, when this occurs the cyanosis is clinically evident. ...Read more

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About cyanotic heart problems is there anyway that can be cured?

About cyanotic heart problems is there anyway that can be cured?

See below: We need more detail. Do you mean congenital heart abnormalities causing cyanosis. Please clarify. ...Read more

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What is the best medecine for a cyanotic heart problems? And i need your suggestion pls?

What is the best medecine for a cyanotic heart problems? And i need your suggestion pls?

Very complex: Answer to your question will require many pages. There are many causes for cyanotic heart disease and treatment varies depending on cause, age, and condition. To answer we will need much more information than you have provided. Therefore, this question is best directed to your pmd or cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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The most common cyanotic congenital heart defect is what?

The most common cyanotic congenital heart defect is what?

ToF/TGA: As other's mentioned, Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease in the US overall/after infancy. In some regions, transposition of the great arteries is the most common in the newborn period. ...Read more

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If accidental ligation of rt hepatic artery done after how much time part of liver will be cyanotic.

If accidental ligation of rt hepatic artery done after  how much time  part of liver will  be cyanotic.

May not get cyanotic: 60% of blood supply to liver is from portal vein , after ligation will have transient enzyme elevation , liver have remarkable power to adjust , some the metastatic tumors hepatic artery is ligated with no ill effects , as artery is the one that supplies the tumor ...Read more

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Doc, a patient is having her dialysis, afterwhile patient got cyanotic, o2saturation drop to 75% and having cheast pain and dyspnea.

Doc, a patient is having her dialysis, afterwhile patient got cyanotic, o2saturation drop to 75% and having cheast pain and dyspnea.

Call EMS: The answer should be sought for by the er, not outside anymore. A heart attack, pe are all possibilities but no time to wonder, time is precious. ...Read more

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Why are my lips cyanotic? I am not cold or short of breath but I have been having heart palpitationa lately. I am 23 and diagnosed with sle

Why are my lips cyanotic? I am not cold or short of breath but I  have been having heart palpitationa lately. I am 23 and diagnosed with sle

Probably anemia: The main problem here is systemic lupus erythematosus -- you must have the right medical program by a specialist in this area to control this serious conditiion! the reason your lips is cyanotic is possibly because you have functional anemia ie low hemoglobin level (oxygen carrying agent) and this is related to the sle -- please find the sle expert in your area-consider university medical center. ...Read more

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What is the role of neonatal fellows?

What is the role of neonatal fellows?

See below: They are pediatricians that are undergoing further training. This training will help them to provide care for premature and sick babies. During their training, they will be involved with the care of neonates and help educate pediatric residents. ...Read more

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What is neonatal tetanus?

What is neonatal tetanus?

Affects babies <1mo: In cultures where tetanus immunization is not common, babies are born without any tetanus protection they would otherwise gain from their mother. If you add this to inconsistant hygene, unsterile tools used at delivery, or the application of dung(in some cultures) to speed the separation of the umbilical cord stump, these babies may acquire tetanus and die in the first month. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nursing?

What is neonatal nursing?

Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, depression or difficult transition around time of birth, etc ...Read more

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What tests are done on newborns?

What tests are done on newborns?

Depends on the state: Many states have either few or extensive tests on the newborn for treatable or significant conditions. In my state dozens are covered including phenylketonuria, sickle cell, thyroid and too many others to mention. Sometimes we check for anemia, blood sugar or infection, : blood tests for ABO reactions are common if mom is o+ and we commonly test for jaundice without drawing blood using a meter. ...Read more

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What causes newborn to be jittery?

What causes newborn to be jittery?

JITTERINESS;: Newborn are normally jittery for sometime, refluxes are brisk, jark with sound, light, simple movement like taping the bed, etc. This is due to immaturity of nervous system, incomplete myelinization of axons, immaturity of neurotransmitters in brain, etc. Other causes: birth asphyxia (less oxygen), insult/injury to brain, poor feeding with low blood glucose, low calcium, maternal drugs, etc. ...Read more

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How much should a newborn be eating?

Depends: A brand newborn (1-3 days old) may eat only 1/2 ounce at a time, but a rule of thumb is 2.5 ounces per pound, per 24 hours. Divided into 8 -12 feedings. If the baby is breastfeeding it's harder to gauge, so we usually follow urine output instead -- at least 6 - 8 wet diapers / 24 hours. ...Read more

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Why do newborns wiggle around so much?

Spontaneous movement: The babies immature nervous has random muscle movements which maintain the size and tone of muscles long before the baby has any way to control them. It's sort of like a car running in neutral until they shift into gear. Muscles with no stimulation or movement shrink (think spinal cord injury or leg in a long cast).So the wiggles maintain basic muscle size until the kid learns haw to use them. ...Read more

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Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

Low platelets count: Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs when fetal platelets contain an antigen inherited from the father that the mother lacks. The mother forms antiplatelet antibodies against the this antigen; these cross the placenta and destroy fetal platelets, resulting in fetal and neonatal thrombocytopenia. Minority of affected newborns (about 20%) experiences severe bleeding including intracranial bl ...Read more

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What are neonatal responses to stimuli learned in utero?

Neonatal memory: Once the nervous system has developed the fetus can began to respond to stimulation and develop some memories. I've seen many newborns alert to their mother and father's voices shortly after birth. I reviewed this article and think it will help answer your questions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenatal_memory ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of newborns in prone position?

Advantage ????: We started seeing the adoption of prone sleeping in the us around ww2 thinking it was safer if they barfed.Cultures that never did had a lower crib death rate. By the 90's studies revealed a lower crib death rate with back sleeping. After it was re- adopted in the us the crib death rate has dropped 40%. I see no benefit of prone sleeping in babies.(they seem to enjoy tummy time more but so what). ...Read more

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How do I swaddle my newborn?

How do I swaddle my newborn?

Don't...: ...Swaddle the legs together and straight, it can worsen hip dysplasia. "frog leg, knee up" is the best position for the baby's legs. Swaddling arms to keep the baby from scratching herself is probably ok for the first month or two. ...Read more

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Can a newborn sleep too much?

Can a newborn sleep too much?

Possibly: A baby should have wakeful periods between feeds that increase as baby gets older. If you have to wake baby up to feed, even after 4 hours, there may time for concern. ...Read more

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Cyanotic (Definition)

Cyanotic = bluish (or purplish) discoloration of skin due ...Read more