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Dr. Rodolfo Saca
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Exosurf Neonatal (Overview)

Exosurf Neonatal is a lung agent.


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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

Dr. Rodolfo Saca
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Exosurf Neonatal (Overview)

Exosurf Neonatal is a lung agent.


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What exactly is a neonatal intensive care unit?

What exactly is a neonatal intensive care unit?

Very specialized: It is a very specialized unit for taking care of newborns with problems like prematurity, respiratory issues, infections, and sometimes heart prpblems. It requires a large enough population base, a neonatologist (special highly trained pediatrician), and a sufficient level of support services and specially trained nurses and other personnel. ...Read more

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When is a gastrostomy tube for neonates used?

When is a gastrostomy tube for neonates used?

Variety of reasons: In newborns a gastrostomy tube is used to feed them if unable to eat due to cleft palate, vocal cord paralysis, or severe refliux with aspiration. Some infants with severe heart disease may not have the energy to feed themselves and need help until their heart defect is repaired and they are stronger. ...Read more

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Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother having active sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis, is this effective?

Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother having active sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis, is this effective?

Yes: As long as mother does not have a multiply drug-resistant TB. The newborn should have undergone evaluation for a possible congenital TB. ...Read more

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What special training do the nurses have to be able to work in the neonatal icu?

Generally: You would first need to get a degree in nursing (bsn) and become a registered nurse (rn) by qualifying through the state board. Next you need undergo specialty training in neonatal intensive care with several possible routes and certifications including master of science in nursing (msn) with a focus on neonatal nursing and neonatal nurse practioner (nnp). Requirements vary from state to state. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for neonatal jaundice?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for neonatal jaundice?

Phototherapy: If treatment is needed the best treatment is phototherapy, which is light therapy using special lamps or lighted blankets and exposing skin to them. Also one has to ensure proper nutrition and hydration. The fastest treatment is blood exchange transfusion but this is used only in very rare situations when jaundice is very severe and putting at risk baby's brain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?

Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?

Not recommended: Not without a physical assessment by her pediatrician. At 20 days of age, we don't expect babies to make "regular" diapers. A baby may have a bowel movement with every feed or they may go up to 5 days without pooping. As long as she is feeding well, urinating normally and seems comfortable, I would leave well enough alone. Never give a baby under 2 months of age medicine without discussion w doc. ...Read more

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My newborn has just been diagnosed with strep b. How dangerous is this and how could he have gotten it?

My newborn has just been diagnosed with strep b. How dangerous is this and how could he have gotten it?

Read on: The usual cause is that mom had it. About 35 to 40 percent of women carry it. It can be transmitted during labor. It is usually treated with antibiotics. U did not say. How it was found , if he was well when it was found they tend to be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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