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Newborn High Palate
Palatal anatomy: The shape of your palate is genetically determined. It can be altered via pernicious habits, such as digit sucking, chronic sinusitis, enlarged t;a, etc. See an orthodontist to determine if your upper jaw width matches your lower jaw width. If not, rx may be in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex: We start treatment on our infants who have fever or the mother has an infection/fever. There are supporting tests (complete blood count and c-reactive protein) that may support but not prove infection. The gold standard is the blood culture that takes 48 hrs to come back (+ or -). Regardless of all that the physician must make a clinical decision about how long to treat the infantbased on these &. ...Read more
Not known: There are neural tube defects related to low folate (folic acid) levels during pregnancy but cleft lip and palate is principally felt to be related to environmental toxins and/ or genetic inheritance. Folic acid deficiency is still being investigated as a possible cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually.: The high arched palate is taken into account during the planning phase of orthognathic surgery. If it is early in the orthodontic and surgery planning, the palate can be expanded with appliances or even a primary surgery to widen the palate. If not then the upper jaw (maxillary) may require sectioning in a few pieces to widen it and correct any width discrepencies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Palatal Expander: Generally, palatal expanders make room for upper teeth -- that's it. If palatal expansion occurs in children younger than age 6 -7, it may actually help expand the floor of the nose as the palate expands. For adults, palatal expansion will do little for snoring. Snoring means there is airway obstruction, but where? Consider seeing an ENT for a complete exam of your airway to determine why. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the cause of unilateral cleft lip, submucus palate, tongue tie and bifid uvula in a female baby with first degree relatives parents?
Unknown: All 4 conditions can occur individually or in various combinations. Causes for congenital deformities (birth defects) can include environmental factors (maternal nutritional deficiencies), inherited factors as well as spontaneous mutations. Although incest is not common or considered advisable for humans, I am not aware of a specific correlation with orofacial deformities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Occult spina bifida, high arches and palate, pectus, tall, spont retinal tear. What does all this mean genetically?
Possibility: I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but you can glean some information from: www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spinabifida/facts.html I hope this helps you. ...Read more
Low co2, elevated anion gap, elevated pH of 7.5, low creatinine of . 2 in toddler with slow growth born prematurely at 31 weeks ga & 2 vessel cord?
Consider...: ...The possibility of a genetic or metabolic disease which will create excess anions (the anion "gap"). Examples would include Lactic Acid built up in cells that undergo anaerobic metabolism, or acids that build up such as ketoacids in the face of diabetes. A 2 vessel cord suggests a kidney or genetic anomaly and should have a genetics and nephrology evaluation. ...Read more
Small lungs: Babies with diaphragmatic hernia have intestines entering the chest through the defect. The lungs do not have adequate space to develope. As a result babies have pulmonary hypoplasia that may be inadequate for normal life. Mortality used to be 50%. It has increased to 80-85% in some studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.
Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old son has poor (weight) growth. He has high platelet count, very high sed rate, very high bun/creatinine ratio, high bun and very high iga?
I'm not sure what's: Causing ur son's condition but my best guess is there's some form of bone marrow and immune deficiency causing his symptoms. I presume he has been worked up by a hematologist. God bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/thrombocythemia-essential. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/immunoglobulins. ...Read more
Rare in the U.S.: Most children born with cleft lips or palates in the U.S. Have them repaired when they are still infants. However, it is possible to see adults in some developing countries who never had the opportunity to have surgery as a child. Often they are social outcasts because of their appearance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low apgar score: The apgar score is a specific assessment that grades the smoothness of a newborns transition into an air breathing status, away from placental support. Low apgar score reflects a combination of poor ventilation, slow heart rate and evidence that oxygen is not moving to the tissues efficiently & assistance is needed. Persistent low scores after 5min & external support suggests major problem. ...Read more
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