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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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Extremely Premature (Overview)

Extremely premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered before reaching 28 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually end up fairly normal.


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Are premature atrial contractions dangerous?

Are premature atrial contractions dangerous?

No: There is far more concern with a completely disorganized atrial rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Occasional early beats are of no concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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Extremely Premature (Overview)

Extremely premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered before reaching 28 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually end up fairly normal.


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Are premature atrial contractions dangerous?

Are premature atrial contractions dangerous?

In general no: In general pacs or premature atrial contractions are benign - not harmful. They may be caused by excessive stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, even sugar. Anxiety can also cause this - if your physician has thoroughly evaluated this and ruled out other causes this may be the issue. ...Read more

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When do premature retinas become developed in premature babies?

When do premature retinas become developed in premature babies?

Rop: Infants born before 32 wks of age are at greatest risk for developing retinopathy of prematurity. Infants at risk are monitored beginning at 4 wks of age or 32 wks whichever is later retinas typically are mature at about 37 wks but this can vary, and so retinas are typically monitored until mature. ...Read more

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Is premature ejaculation bad?

Is premature ejaculation bad?

For whom?: On average women take longer to achieve orgasm than a man. Premature ejaculation makes this a bigger problem and leaves the woman unsatisfied. She will then require clitoral stimulation to achieve satisfaction. ...Read more

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Are premature ventricular contractions more dangerous than others? Thanks

Pvcs: Pvcs alone carry very little risk unless there is compromised heart function At that point the work up changes to asses quantity and consideration of eliminating the focus with ablation. Pacs from The atrium are also benign but increased frequency can be a warning for other arrhythmia S such as afib ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby's born premature or very low birth weight?

Is this serious? My baby's born premature or very low birth weight?

Depends: The degree of prematurity is directly related to risks of health issues, by low birth weight does not, by itself, translate to increased risk of medical issues. For the best information, see your pediatrician for more specific answers ...Read more

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Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Why is 8 month premature baby boy is high risk to die than a premature baby girl?

Not clear: The answer as to why prematurely born males have a higher mortality rate than females is not completely understood. ...Read more

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Could Accutane lead to premature wrinkles because of extremely dry and fragile skin?

Could Accutane lead to premature wrinkles because of extremely dry and fragile skin?

Unlikely: Accutane decreases sebum production from your skin leading to a decrease in oily skin and less a acne. Over time it does dry out your skin, but usually temporarily. It would be highly unusual to have wrinkles attributable to accutane. They are more commonly due to over active muscle function and the normal aging process. ...Read more

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Premature menopause is what?

Premature menopause is what?

Menopause before 40: Premature menopause is defined as occurring before the age of 40. If there is another cause of stopping periods, such as illness, stress, malnutrition, etc., it is not menopause be secondary amenorrhea. Test can tell if it is menopause or another cause. ...Read more

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Can being premature be hereditary?

Can being premature be hereditary?

Yes, multifactorial: an excellent presentation at the American College of Medical Genetics quite a while ago demonstrated that the increased risk of prematurity was similar to isolated cleft lip/palate, and other multifactorial traits--a combination of environmental effects and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia very rare in healthy people? Do benign heart palpitations increase my chance of preeclampsia when I am pregnant?

Is preeclampsia very rare in healthy people? Do benign heart palpitations increase my chance of preeclampsia when I am pregnant?

Preeclampsia: You are not spared the risk of preeclampsia even if you are "healthy". Preeclampsia is relatively common, especially in 1st pregnancies. Heart palpitations do not make it more likely. Some things that increase your chances. Are diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease or a family history of it. Most women who get preeclampsia during pregnancy are normal women with normal pregnancies. ...Read more

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Why are premature infants treated with caffeine?

Why are premature infants treated with caffeine?

Wake up time: Caffeine has the same effect on babies that is does on adults, as a stimulant. With advances in the care of premi infants in the 70's and 80's, they found many had prolonged periods of apnea (not breathing) due to an immature breathing system. Small amounts of caffeine (it is toxic in higher quantity) will "wake up" the pattern and reduce the periods of apnea. ...Read more

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How is premature balding prevented early on?

How is premature balding prevented early on?

May be genetic: Male baldness is a genetic trait in some families. There are a few things that might help and they are the underpinnings of good health, i.e. Good diet, exercise, adequate rest and as much tranquility as possible. A saying in england when someone gets angry irrationally is to say to that person "keep your hair on". ...Read more

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What is premature labor?

What is premature labor?

LABOR BEFORE IT IS: Due, which means before the 40th week after fertilization. ...Read more

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What is premature ovarian failure?

What is premature ovarian failure?

"Menopause" under 40: When ovarian function has temporarily or permanently ceased before the age of 40, that is the definition of premature ovarian failure. Since it may actually be temporary, and not permanent failure, some experts now call it premature ovarian "insufficiency". If you or someone you know has it, be sure to see a board certified re for proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is premature ejaculation can a 31 year old male have premature ejaculation ?

What is premature ejaculation can a 31 year old male have premature ejaculation ?

Too soon.: Hello Joshua, Premature ejaculation is defined as ejaculation that occurs sooner than he or his partner wishes. Yes a 31 year old man can experience premature ejaculation particularly with health concerns such as you mention in your clinical findings. Anxiety regarding this form of sexual dysfunction or other life events will also contribute. ...Read more

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Slow heart rate, premature atrial contractions, are they connected?

Slow heart rate, premature atrial contractions, are they connected?

AV Block?: Yes, it is very possible that the slow rate of ventricular contractions cannot keep up with a faster atrial contraction rate. It is an a-v block. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more