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Does b strep cause neonatal pneumonia?

Does b strep cause neonatal pneumonia?

YES: Group b strep can be devastating to a newborn. The bacteria is one of the most common to not only cause pneumonia but meningitis, sepsis and death. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Interstitial Pneumonia (Definition)

Interstitial pneumonia is an inflammatory process that affects the walls of the small air sacs in the lungs causing them to thicken & cause difficulties with oxygentation. Several infectious & non-infectious processes can cause accumulation of inflammatory cells & fibrous deposits in the walls of the air sacs causing the lungs to become stiffer & unable to ...Read more


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Is abdominal distension a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal distension a sign of some disease?

It depends ...: Abdominal distension is a non-specific finding ... It can represent the entire gamut of medical conditions, from mild constipation to life-threatening intestinal ischemia. It's significance needs to be taken in context with a large number of other factors. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about abdominal distension?

How much should I worry about abdominal distension?

Depends: Abdominal distension is a very vague symptom, it could mean something as simple as gas or something more worrisome. Associated symptoms will help determine what to do next. My recommendation is a good history and physical exam by your physician will help determine how to proceed. ...Read more

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\what kind of treatment can somebody get for abdominal distension?

\what kind of treatment can somebody get for abdominal distension?

Abdominal distension: A distended abdomen is only normal during pregnancy or after an enormous meal. If persistent or recurrent, you are best served by a medical evaluation to localize what's swollen, and what can be done to fix it. This question was recently asked on healthtap, so i refer you to that answer which details the differential diagnosis of abdominal swelling, and what questions to expect from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Neonatal pneumonia: No! neonatal pneumonia does not cause cardiac consequences in new born, with no congenital cardiac condition. Sometimes chest x ray shows 'large' cardia silhouette, because of the position of the newborn while taking x ray. ...Read more

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Are there foods should be avoided during chemotherapy? Because there are Abdominal distension and vomiting

Are there foods should be avoided during chemotherapy? Because there are Abdominal distension and vomiting

Ask oncologist: You should ask your oncologist, and/or the oncology nurses. They will have a better sense of what type of diet you should be on based on patient feedback they have received over the years. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does neonatal pneumonia last?

How long does neonatal pneumonia last?

Neonatal pneumonia: Duration of illness will depend upon multiple factors, including the organisms involved, mode of acquisition of infection, immune status of the baby, efficacy of therapy and rapidity with which it was begun, whether it required pulmonary support, and so on and so on. ...Read more

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How could they prevent neonatal pneumonia>?

How could they prevent neonatal pneumonia>?

In pregnancy: Proper diet in pregnancy and vitamin/mineral supplements protect the baby as well as the mother. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for abdominal distension?

What do doctors do for abdominal distension?

Find the cause.: Abdominal distension is a symptom that can be associated with a lot of different diseases including gallbladder disease, (diabetic) gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, (intestinal) cancer, just to name a few. In order to find the cause, we need to do a full examination often supplemented with blood tests and x-rays. Thankfully, we usually get to the cause pretty quickly. ...Read more

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What is cause of abdominal distension and belching ?

What is cause of abdominal distension and belching ?

Maybe your diet: I would keep a food diary . Do you have it every night? What did you have for dinner the nights you do have it? Food diary may answer these questions and solve your misery. ...Read more

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Difference between abdominal distension and bloating?

Difference between abdominal distension and bloating?

None.: They are one and the same; it's just a difference in terminology. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make sure which bacterial or virus to cause the neonatal pneumonia?

Is there any way to make sure which bacterial or virus to cause the neonatal pneumonia?

Culture: An infant with pneumonia will have cultures taken from their sputum which will help to direct antibiotic use to combat it. ...Read more

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Can a fullterm baby get neonatal pneumonia from group b strep?

Can a fullterm baby get neonatal pneumonia from group b strep?

Yes: Group b strep (gbs) is a gram-positive streptococcal bacteria also known as streptococcus agalactiae. It is not the same as group a strep which causes strep throat. It is a bacteria which can spread from mother to newborn infants and is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in the United States during a newborn's first week of life. It is not restricted to premature infants. ...Read more

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What do you do if get abdominal distension with inguinal hernias?

What do you do if get abdominal distension with inguinal hernias?

See a Surgeon ASAP: The most serious complication associated with an inguinal hernia is bowel incarceration, where a portion of the intestine gets"stuck" within the hernia; if not treated promptly, the blood supply to the intestine can get cut off, requiring emergency bowel resection. If your abdominal distention is due to your hernia, you would notice that the hernia is tender and nonreducible. This is an emergency. ...Read more

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Cant get rid of abdominal distension. No diagnosis. Should I have laparotomy done?

No.: If i understand your (?) correctly, you are asking if exploratory surgery should be done. Presently, there are very few things that we can see at laparotomy that we can't see by radiologic or endoscopic examination. Distention is either due to a solid or hollow organ in the abdomen that's enlarged--this is best evaluated non surgically; if a "surgical" problem is found, then surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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SIBO positive. First few days on Flagyl symptoms reduced. No gas less abdominal distension. Symptoms returned while still on 2 week Flagyl course. Why?

SIBO positive. First few days on Flagyl symptoms reduced. No gas less abdominal distension. Symptoms returned while still on 2 week Flagyl course. Why?

Talk with doctors...: Although antibiotic use may help, there is no guaranty. Furthermore, doctors have never cures anything, but modify something for someone at some degree with / without drug and/ or surgery at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients. So, report & talk with treating doctor. More on SIBO? Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth. Best wishes to... ...Read more

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After whipple operation and radiotherapy,Jo is now treated by chemotherapy but he suffering from abdominal distension and vomiting What's the solution?

After whipple operation and radiotherapy,Jo is now treated by chemotherapy but he suffering from abdominal distension and vomiting
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Whipple: You need to see a doctor ASAP. Nausea/vomiting/distention could be from the chemo, but could also be a bowel obstruction or stricturing of one of the new bowel connections from the Whipple operation. This would require in-hospital treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neonatal pneumonia?

See below: Normally would be the child's history, exam, chest x-ray, and a pulse ox. ...Read more

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Can you die from abdominal distension?

Yes but not from: From the distension itself, but from what may be causing the distension. ...Read more

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Can I die from abdominal distension if I ignore it?

Can I die from abdominal distension if I ignore it?

Maybe: Abdominal distension is a symptom that can have many different underlying causes. It may be as simple as gas bloat but could be as serious as a tumor. You should start by seeing your pcp or general medical practitioner so they can start the appropriate workup. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more