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Neonatal Metabolic Complications
Neonatal sepsis: No it is caused from infection and has nothing to do with ABO incompatibilty. ...Read more
Due to acidosis.,,: The metabolic acidosis causes a respiratory compensation in an attempt by the body to keep the blood ph normal. The respiratory compensation is to increase minute ventilation (both respiratory rate and volume per breath!). So, the person with severe metabolic acidosis will be breathing fast and deeply. Doing this for an extended period of time can lead to fatigue resulting in respiratory failure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more
How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.
Maternal death: 37 F asks: How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism. ANS: rare but this depends on age, ethnicity, social class, access to prenatal care and past history of preg complications. So share you question with your Drs and discuss with them. Let us know what they say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not squeezed: Normal vaginal delivery squeezes some of the fluid in the lung spaces out during passage through the birth canal. C-sections alows that fluid to remain and thereby can cause a poor exchange of oxygen. Ttn uaually resolves on its own with supportive care. Ttn can also happen with a normal delivery but less often. ...Read more
Several: There are several risk factors that doctors of neonates look for: a fever in the mother during labor, other signs of infection of the amniotic fluid, premature birth, low apgar score at 5 minutes, signs of fetal distress, group b strep colonization of the mother, and ruptured membranes more than 18 hours. ...Read more
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
Not likely: Although the causes for autism are still being discovered and likely involve a combination of factors, complications during delivery/birth, while being a risk factor for many other problems, do not seem to be a major contributor or risk for autism specifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?
??RDS??: I would agree more cs babies have respiratory pbs than regular delivery but the issue is ttn ( transient tachypnea of the newborn) not rds.A trip down the birth canal helps squeeze some of the lung fluid out before birth, which does not happen for cs. About 10% of cs will have to work hard to clear that fluid & may require o2 & special care in the process.It usually clears in < 48hr. ...Read more
Acidosis: The simple answer is yes. However, the amount of acid has to be very high for that to happen. High amounts of acid in the blood interfere with many, if not all, biologic processes in the human body such as the effect of Insulin lowering blood sugar, the normal metabolism of proteins and fats that are essential for life, and even normal heart beat, just to name a few. ...Read more
Continue taking your: Child to early intervention (http://www.Health.Ny.Gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/) to monitor his hearing & development till age 3, then to your public school district's child find for evaluation, since learning disabilities, fine motor delays & attention problems may not show up till school-age. Severe motor or cognitive impairments would've been found on testing by now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PAD and renal fail: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. So yes, pad/ peripheral artery disease can cause or accelerate kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A screening test is a relatively simple & inexpensive test designed to narrow down the number of patients brought in for the more expensive specific tests. For every 10, 000 screened, 100 may show positive & secondary tests will show 2--3 with a real problem. The screen eliminated 99% that didn't need a specific test.The state notifies me of + screens & we get the tests.If a real pbm, rx is atarted. ...Read more
Would a 2 y.O a with a severe metabolic disorder show symptoms usually by that age? He had newborn screening normal and genetic testic that normal.
I was born with imperforated anus which i had surgery for as a neonate. Would it be advisable to have a natural birth and what could the complications?
Hard to say: The defect you had varies from low - a simple membrane (wall) that didn't open to high- a need to pull down bowel through delicate anal muscles and attach them. Natural delivery may or may not place you at increased risk of a tear through these tissues that would have you pooping through your vagina.It would be reasonable to review your history with the OBGYN and come up with a plan based on you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not enuf info: There are too many variables to answer. Situs inversus alone is not a heath hazard but if it's associated with other other congenital defects, it might be. Primary cilary dysfunction outlook depends on severity. ...Read more
There is no way : to answer this question without knowing which chromosome is missing. ...Read more
Which one?: The answer to your question will likely vary depending on which chromosome has been deleted. ...Read more
What possible complications can there be for a newborn baby who's mother eats a lot of sugar and processed foods?
Hard to say: The human reproductive system is capable of tolerating a variety of dietary patterns. It can select and extract the nutritional needs of the fetus from the mother whether she is consuming a proper diet or not. That said, this describes the dietary practices of a segment of the normal population who have normal babies every day in the US. ...Read more
Mother blood o+ newborn o- what complications can arise and solution to that the child is sick and need blood replacement at this stage?
Usually no problem: Mom's with rh negative build antibodies against their baby if the baby is rh positive. This usually is not an issue the other way around. ...Read more
My newborn is infected "alveolar rupture complication"." pneumopericardium", the doctor said. What is this? How to treat it?
Translation: Alveoli are the sacs in the lung where oxygen is exchanged, rupture just beans some of these sacs broke and air leaked into unusual spaces.Pneumopericardium just means there is air in the sac that contains the heart. Specific treatments for both vary with degree and explanation is beyond the space available for this answer.Discuss with the docs. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my newborn is infected "alveolar rupture complication"." pneumopericardium",the doctor said. how to treat it?
Treatment varies: Your lungs are little bunches or air sacks - one of these popped open on your newborn and air escaped where it shouldn't have. How it's treated depends on how big the air leak was. If big, sometimes needs a tube put in chest to remove the air. If small, which most are, can often just watch baby very closely and body will take care of it on its own. Baby needs very close monitoring in the meantime. ...Read more
I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?
See below: Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the child's eyes are protected and hydration is monitored along with the bilirubin levels (by a health care professional), i fore see no complications as long as the bilirubin level is lowering and the child is not sick as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the earliest number of week s pregnant when a baby can survive being born early in the neonatal iuc?
My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?
Here are some ...: I would not get excited by solitary marginal reading of total serum calcium (with its normal range around 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Instead, repeat it in 1-2 months and correlate its value with total serum proteins, especially albumen, as well as overall health, etc. to draw a sensible conclusion and suggestion out of this concern. Besides, invite a willing soul to move & push realistic living along... ...Read more
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