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What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

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

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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


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Is ga-1 metabolic disorder part of newborn screening in pennsylvania?

Is ga-1 metabolic disorder part of newborn screening in pennsylvania?

Yes: Glutaric acidemia type 1 is part of the pa newborn screening. Please discuss those results with your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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What are the tests for preterm/neonatal complication - meningitis?

What are the tests for preterm/neonatal complication - meningitis?

Combination: There are tests such as brain echo, MRI, EEG. It may take time to observe developmental progress. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My newborn is situs inversus and possibly has pcd, What are the long term health complications?

My newborn is situs inversus and possibly has pcd, What are the long term health complications?

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

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Are there any major complications to hemolytic disease of the newborn on the baby?

Yes: Hemolytic disease of the newborn can result in significant jaundice and/or anemia, either of which may require emergency medical intervention. Even when the jaundice subsides, the infant is at risk for anemia for the first several weeks of life. ...Read more

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What are the complications with a premature (34 weeks) male newborn who is missing a chromosome?

What are the complications with a premature (34 weeks) male newborn who is missing a chromosome?

Which one?: The answer to your question will likely vary depending on which chromosome has been deleted. ...Read more