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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia?

What is birth asphyxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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My baby's organs are reversed. What complications of situs inversus totalis?

My baby's organs are reversed. What complications of situs inversus totalis?

Possible none: If your baby's organs are a perfect mirror image of normal the nothing will happen. Problems arise when the situs inversus is partial and this may result in malrotation. This would require surgery to fix. ...Read more

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Meaning of neonatal jaundice? Heard brain damage.

Meaning of neonatal jaundice? Heard brain damage.

Rarely: Jaundice caused by high level of bilirubin in blood can lead to brain damage by compromising the integrity of neuronal cells. Infants with hemolytic disease, e.g., ABO incompatiblity, are at higher risk. Extreme preemies are also at high risk even with modestly elevated bilirubin level. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Possible: It is possible that cerebral palsy may be related to in utero cerebral infarct (stroke) - but there are many causes of cerebral palsy. Here is an article which may be helpful to describe causes of cerebral palsy: http://www.Webmd.Com/brain/understanding-cerebral-palsy-basic-information. ...Read more

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What is fontan operation in congenital heart defects?

What is fontan operation in congenital heart defects?

Fontan Procedure: The fontan is a surgery that connects the inferior venacava (ivc) to the pulmonary arteries. The fontan is the final surgery for patients who have a single ventricle or single ventricle physiology. This means that the blue blood, desaturated blood retruning to the heart is directed to the lungs without being pumped through the heart. ...Read more

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Is blindness from hie reversible?

Is blindness from hie reversible?

No: In general, neurologic injury that persists following hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is permanent, although some degree of improvement may occur depending on the nature of the injury. Blindness associated with hie is not common, at least in newborns. ...Read more

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What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

About the fetus: When the fetus is developing their is too much fluid in the uterine sac for fetal development. ...Read more

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What causes neonatal encephalopathy?

What causes  neonatal encephalopathy?

See below:: In ne, it is not always possible to document a significant hypoxic-ischemic insult. There are potentially several other etiologies, specifically, it is important to exclude metabolic disease, infection, drug exposure, nervous system malformation and neonatal stroke as possible causes of the encephalopathy. The nature of brain injury causing neurologic impairment in a newborn is poorly understood. ...Read more

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How can incomplete closure of the ductus arteriosus or foramen ovale affect my blood oxygen levels?

How can incomplete closure of the ductus arteriosus or foramen ovale affect my blood oxygen levels?

Variable: This depends largely on the size of the ductus arteriosus (pda) and the chronicity of the condition. At birth, if there is delayed closure of the pda, there should be no affect on oxygen levels. If the PDA is large, and long-standing, pulmonary vascular disease can develop (eisenmenger syndrome) resulting in decreased pulmonary blood flow and lower blood oxygen levels. This rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Unknown: The extended name is Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS for short. Research on the problem is difficult because the victims body breaks down quickly after death.Population studies point risk factors, like cigarette smoking in the house, prone sleeping, prematurity,etc. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called infant cerebral palsy.?

Explain the condition called infant cerebral palsy.?

Motor deficit: Cerebral palsy is defined as a disorder of movement & posture caused by an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs before the 3rd birthday.Origins are diverse from oxygen loss in the womb to infections of the brain & more. Impairment interferes with smooth control large or small movements. There can be additional separate issues but CP focuses on the movement. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury?” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury?” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by limitations of mobility & hand use. Fetal brain malformations or ?ed blood flow/oxygen can occur from the 3rd week of gestation till term, especially near the end of the 2nd trimester. Asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life accounts for ~ 10 of cases, in whom hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is diagnosed. ...Read more

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Why does a premature infant experience hypoxia?

Why does a premature infant experience hypoxia?

Immature lungs: Severely premature infants have immature lungs that do not function as well as mature lungs, therefore they sometimes need supplemental oxygen or intubation. ...Read more

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How safe is mismatched umbilical cord blood transfusion?

How safe is mismatched umbilical cord blood transfusion?

Depends: Infants usually do not react adversely to mismatched blood immediately. How did the infant get this mismatched cord blood? In some countries where there is no immediate source of blood, there is something called 'walking donor'-which has saved many a life. While I am not concerned, the blood bank can tell you prior to the next transfusion if there are any antibodies produced from such a case. ...Read more

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What is asphyxia? What causes it?

What is asphyxia? What causes it?

Low oxygen: Low oxygen is especially bad for brain cells and heart cells. There are many causes such as deep water black out and drowning, carbon monoxide intoxication, space exploration without protective suit, hanging, sleep apnea and many other ones. ...Read more

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What is the result of delivery complication asphyxia?

What is the result of delivery complication asphyxia?

Brain damage: This is very serious for the fetus and infant. It can cause growth retardation and even mild mental retardation. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication - asphyxia?

What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication - asphyxia?

Not subtle: Typically a birth complicated by significant birth asphyxia, which is where the baby is not getting enough blood and oxygen to the brain, is followed by a floppy baby, often with little crying or breathing without help from the doctors and nurses, seizures may also be a complication. Baby's may need to be on a breathing machine. Mild birth asphyxia may only have low tone that goes away. ...Read more

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What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

See below: Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Asphyxia, or suffocation, is the consequence of hypoxia. ...Read more

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How does asphyxia cause congestion?

How does asphyxia cause congestion?

Hypoxia: In asphyxia, hypoxia develops which causes inflammation and lack of oxygen even to the heart muscles, the beating gets weaker, and the blood stagnates in the lungs and that is the cause of pulmonary congestion or edema. ...Read more

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How are apnea and asphyxia differeent?

How are apnea and asphyxia differeent?

Apnea: This is simply stopping breathing, asphyxia is a low oxygen level - more correctly hypoxemia. Apnea can cause hypoxemia. ...Read more

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What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

Strangling: Death by asphyxia means a tight noose around the neck shut off air and blood supply to the brain causing death. This can occur by accident or purposely. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between asphyxia and hypoxia?

Semantics: Hypoxia is low oxygen tension in the blood or in the body. Asphyxia is when one can't breath, as in choking or drowning and unable to breath in air or oxygen. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is probable positional asphyxia?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is probable positional asphyxia?

Asphyxia: Is the cutting off of airflow from the outside to the lungs as in choking. This can happen when on lying down the tongue falls to the back of the throat or the chest wall falls on the lung and compress it as in obesity. I have heard of that term but there is positional hypoxia meaning oxygenation goes down with position also called platypnea. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

That is: pretty fast. I do not think this is something to worry about. But check with your lung doc and ask about CPET to know for sure. Good luck ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

Lack of oxygen: Prior to labor, the oxygen line supplying baby is tucked in between the body parts in the womb & generally works well or baby wouldn't form right.Labor stresses baby, increases oxygen needs and increases demand on the placenta. If detaching, wrapped around the neck or tied in a loose knot;labor may lead to a cut off o2 and damage to baby may result.Forgetting to start breathing can do the same thing. ...Read more

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Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

Choking: Asphyxia is the lack of ability to take in air as in choking, drowning due to water occupying space where air should be or simple occlusion of the airways so no air gets in, obviously leads to lack of air and oxygen and yes, hypoxia as the blood has no oxygen to pick up. ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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Birth asphyxia, developmental delays, no chromosomal abnormalities. So what is it?

Birth asphyxia, developmental delays, no chromosomal abnormalities. So what is it?

Birth asphyxia: Birth asphyxia can cause all of the issues you mention. It is important to enroll in an early childhood program where the PT,OT and developmental therapy staff can assist the baby in making as much progress as possible. ...Read more

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What meaning of mode of death asphyxia as a result of diaphragmatic herniation of intestine in lung cavity along with multisystem diseased process?

What meaning of mode of death asphyxia as a result of diaphragmatic herniation of intestine in lung cavity along with multisystem diseased process?

Complicated: You are describing a situation in which someone had problems with many parts of the body and died as a result of movement of the intestines into the chest through an abnormal opening in the diaphragm. When this happens the intestinal material becomes trapped in the chest cavity and cut off from it's blood supply, leading to tissue death and edema. This would collapse the lungs. ...Read more

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Hi I am ahmed my daughter 5yrold she suffer from brain asphyxia since 3yr we try stem cell but without any response. Any other non-surgical modalities?

Hi I am ahmed
my daughter 5yrold she suffer from brain asphyxia since 3yr
we try stem cell but without any response. Any other non-surgical modalities?

See below: I am afraid not. With therapy you may improve your daughter's condition, but not even experimental procedures are helping at this time. ...Read more

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