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Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia treatment?

Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia treatment?

Platelet transfusion: If the fetus has an antigen on platelets that the mother lacks, she may make antibodies that destroy the fetal platelets. Infusing platelets that lack the antigen is the treatment. Platelets can be infused into the fetus in utero, if needed, . ...Read more

Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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Neonatal Intensive Care (Definition)

Most preterm babies will need special medical attention after birth. If preterm delivery was anticipated, you would be advised to deliver your baby in a hospital that has a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). You may have to deliver your baby at a different hospital than originally planned. If you have an unplanned premature delivery, the baby may have to be taken to another facility that has an NICU to receive ...Read more


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Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the time, can't do much once it is severe/oxygen dependent; u really suffer with a simple cold, flu. Your life is so limited with severe illness. People can live on for yrs, but quality of life not so good. So, quit smoking. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
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Neonatal mortality (Tip)

Babies will cry for one of 3 reasons, either hunger, dirty diaper or pain. ...See more

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Can you explain the term neonatal mortality rates?

Can you explain the term  neonatal mortality rates?

Death rates: The meaning is the rates of death in a newborn baby(or premie). ...Read more

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Is neonatal sepsis related to hbo incompatibility?

Is neonatal sepsis related to hbo incompatibility?

Neonatal sepsis: No it is caused from infection and has nothing to do with ABO incompatibilty. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider Dr. Ungerleider
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Neonatal mortality (Tip)

Newborns often have "crossed eyes" until their eye muscles become stronger. ...See more

Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
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Neonatal mortality (Tip)

Babies love to be carried. Try a carrier. She will cry less. ...See more

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How common is neonatal sepsis?

How common is neonatal sepsis?

2 per 1000: Fore every 1000 babies born alive, 2 get neonatal sepsis. Many more get treated for suspicion of sepsis. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
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Neonatal mortality (Tip)

Do not keep your house too warm 68-70 degrees is fine. ...See more

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What is infant mortality?

What is infant mortality?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age. It is measured as infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births. ...Read more

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Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

Depends: Much depends on the reason for intubation. If done to maintain airway during surgery the rate is almost zero. If done because of an underlying illness which effects pulmonary ventilatory capacity it will depend on the disease, age of patient, underlying issues. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
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Neonatal mortality (Tip)

Do rest when your baby rests and don't worry about the cleanliness of home. Stay calm and ENJOY! ...See more

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Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Toxic strains 3-23%: Diphtheria has more & less toxic strains with impact based on toxicity. In unprotected areas the case fatality rate during epidemics in the 90's was 3-23%. See aap/red book/28ed/diphtheria. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
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Neonatal mortality (Tip)

30 percent of body heat is lost if newborn isn't wearing a head covering. ...See more

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Afraid for newborns heart rate?

Afraid for newborns heart rate?

Newborn heart rate: Babies have a very fast heart rate- frequently around 140/min. That is normal. If you have a concern about your baby's heart rate, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Mortality rate with mechanical ventilation?

Mortality rate with mechanical ventilation?

Varies: Why the patient has to be ventilated, other medical or surgical issues the patient has, and how much support the patient needs are somewhat predictive of survival. Most patients with respiratory failure recover. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Neonatal Lupus (Definition)

Neonatal lupus erythematosus presents in infants, most often girls, born to mothers who carry the ro/ssa antibody. Neonatal lupus can cause a decrease in red cells (anemia), white blood cells and platelets, and a skin rash. Problems can also develop in the electrical system of the baby's heart (congenital heart block). A pacemaker for the baby's heart may be ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Total And Direct Neonatal Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is a breakdown product of heme (found in red blood cells) metabolism. It consists of both direct (water soluble) and indirect (water insoluble) forms. In a newborn, most of the bilirubin is in the indirect form. If the level gets high, it causes neonatal jaundice. See your pediatrician if your newborn looks yellow (jaundiced) ...Read more