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How long does a preemie stay in the icu?

How long does a preemie stay in the icu?

Depends: Depends how premature the baby is and what other complications arise. Some infants, even if they are premature do not require ICU stays. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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How long does a meningooma surgery take and how long is the hospital stay?

How long does a meningooma surgery take and how long is the hospital stay?

Dependent: This is dependent on the location of the meningioma, how large it is, if it's fully removable, and the patient's clinical status prior to surgery. I know you'd like a better answer- in an ideal case, if it goes really well and is really simple, then expect anywhere from 3-5 days. If there are difficulties, it could be 5 days and may last up to 3 weeks depending on the difficulties. ...Read more

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How long does marijauna stay in a baby's system while she is in the mother? How long will the grud stay in both our systems?

How long does marijauna stay in a baby's system while she is in the mother? How long will the grud stay in both our systems?

Mother clears most: Cannabis will be cleared to some degree from the babies system through the mothers urine. Most would be undetectable in babies urine if the mom abstained for a week or so before delivery. If the doc or authorities decide to look, a test of the newborns poop will retain byproducts for quite some time.It is known to reduce babies head size but effect on development is unclear. ...Read more

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How long will i stay in the icu with a flail chest?

How long will i stay in the icu with a flail chest?

Until you're better: Ribs have to heal sufficiently to allow the thorax to function well enough for you to reliably breath on your own. Probably weeks. ...Read more

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How long does a corpse stay in the hospital before it is moved to the mortuary?

How long does a corpse stay in the hospital before it is moved to the mortuary?

ASAP: The body will be moved to the morgue as soon as possible. Autopsy may be done in the hospital morgue or at the mortuary / funeral home. Paperwork, including death certification, need not delay transfer of the body. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in the hospital after a stillbirth happens?

How long do you stay in the hospital after a stillbirth happens?

It depends: There are many reasons for stillbirth- -some are related to mother's medical illness which may require continuing treatment after the birth. Others are only related to baby-- these will require a shorter hospital stay for mom. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

I'm curious as to how long is the hospital stay for a hip replacement and how long will the replacement last?

1-3 days and 20-30yr: Most patient stay in the hospital from 1-3 days, depending on the type of hip replacement, approach used, and any other complicating issues. Most hip replacement reliably last 20-30 years, but some can last longer. ...Read more

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When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?

When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?

Depends: on the location and size of the cyst. If easily accessible you may only spend 2-3 days in hospital. You should speak with your neurosurgeon who can discuss the expectations of surgery and recovery at length. ...Read more

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How long do cocaine stay in a baby placenta?

How long do cocaine stay in a baby placenta?

Cocaine: Cocaine is a potent vasoconstrictive agent that can cause your placenta to lose its attachment to your uterus, depriving your baby of nutrients. Cocaine metabolites are detectable in your body for around 30 hours, but stay in your baby much longer. Cocaine & metabolites are also stored in placenta & myometrium -- becoming continuous drug delivery to your baby. http://tinyurl.com/kxgwfsp. ...Read more

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How long does cocaine stay in the babies cord blood?

How long does cocaine stay in the babies cord blood?

Not where we look: If you have come under suspicion for drug use we don't look at cord blood to track the exposure. Your urine would usually be tested in labor as would the babies first pee. The best record of any drug exposure is the kids first poo. It can retain a record of any drug exposure from the point the body begins to make it at about 12 weeks right up to delivery.It retains at least several months of data ...Read more

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For how long is the average stay in the hospital for someone burned in a fire?

For how long is the average stay in the hospital for someone burned in a fire?

Hard to say: It is nearly impossible to predict the average stay in the hospital for one with burns because it depends on the extent and severity of the burns, as well as any other complicating health conditions that the patient may have had or have developed. ...Read more

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How long does cocaine stay in a newborns meconium?

How long does cocaine stay in a newborns meconium?

Up to 3 days: As long as a baby hasn't pass all meconium, it can be in there. Please, don't use Cocaine or other drugs during your pregnancy for the reason of possibility of neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby. Your baby might suffer from the bad withdrawal same way as adults do, but worse, since he/she couldn't do anything about it and they are just victims of maternal drug use. ...Read more

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After a splenectomy how long will I need to stay in the hospital?

After a splenectomy how long will I need to stay in the hospital?

2-5 days: It depends on whether the operation is performed via minimally invasive surgery (2-3 days) or via traditional "open" surgery (4-5 days). Of course, these are just averages, and situations can arise that may delay discharge. ...Read more

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How long can a elderly and after a stroke stay alive on a peg tube?

How long can a elderly and after a stroke stay  alive on a peg tube?

Can't predict: A peg will provide needed nourishment for as long as he lives. This will be determined by his underlying illnesses and their seriousness. A patient with a mild stroke can be retrained to eat normally. Patients with severe strokes may succumb to other problems, such as pneumonia or even a second stroke. ...Read more

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How long does heroin stay in the placenta?

How long does heroin stay in the placenta?

I don't believe it: accumulates in the placenta, any differently than any other tissue. Heroin is a very short acting drug, and heroin itself only lasts a few hours. Its metabolites can be found in blood and tissue for perhaps 6-8 hours, and urine tests can remain positive for metabolites for a couple of days. I am not aware that placentas are checked for drugs - usually its meconium in the baby (its first stool). ...Read more

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How long will a patient with a broken pelvis stay in rehab?

How long will a patient with a broken pelvis stay in rehab?

Depends: The length of recovery will depend on the location and severity of the fracture. Did it require surgery? A patient may be in rehab for only a week, or several months. ...Read more

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How long does anesthesia stay in the system of underweight patient after 40 surgeries and smokes?

How long does anesthesia stay in the system of underweight patient after 40 surgeries and smokes?

Anesthesia Worries?: You need to be concerned about the long-term effects of smoking more than anesthesia! most of the residual effects of anesthesia are gone in 24 hours-if you have very little body fat, probably even less time. 40 surgeries are a lot. Having that many would indicate some serious problems. I can't imagine any medical condition that isn't adversely affected by smoking. ...Read more

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If someone has a stroke how long does the hospital generally keep you?

If someone has a stroke how long does the hospital generally keep you?

Stroke: The length of hospitalization will depend on what caused the stroke, what treatment is needed and what can be accomplished in the acute care hospital environment. ...Read more