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Doctor insights on: Newborn Vital Signs

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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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Normal vital sign?

Normal vital sign?

What is considered: Normal in an adult are temp is 98.6 f, blood pressure 120/80 at rest, pulse 60-80 at rest, resp. 14-20 at rest. But varies somewhat with age and specific conditions. ...Read more

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Signs of child being color blind?

Signs of child being color blind?

Depends upon age: Obviously inability to distinguish between red / green colors. Some have trouble with blue/yellow. It does assume the child knows his colors. I am not aware of a condition where no colors are seen. These are usually specific to certain colors. ...Read more

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What babies are at risk of developing the neonatal respiratory distress syndrome?

What babies are at risk of developing the neonatal respiratory distress syndrome?

Resp. distress syndr: Its caused by deficiency of surfactant that lines the airways&lung immaturity. From baby being premature vs genetic protein def. Varies in severity form baby to baby & some may require ventilatory support. Depends on gestational age from about 50% in babies born at 26–28 weeks, to about 25% at 30–31 weeks. Is more frequent in infants of diabetic mothers & in the second born of premature twins. ...Read more

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Can heroin addicted babies show signs of complete calmness?

Can heroin addicted babies show signs of complete calmness?

Yes: Neonatal abstinence syndrome occurs in about 60 to 80 percent of heroin-exposed infants. Its onset is usually within 72 hours of birth, with a high mortality if the syndrome is severe and untreated. Premature infants have been reported to show a less severe abstinence syndrome following opiate exposure. ...Read more

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What are signs of early labor?

What are signs of early labor?

Early labor: Pelvic or back cramping that comes and goes every few minutes. You may also expel a mucous plug or fluid from your vagina. Good luck and congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are early signs of hepatitis c?

What are early signs of hepatitis c?

Depends: After someone is exposed to hcv, most people have no symptoms. It is called a "silent epidemic" because people can live 20 - 40 years with no symptoms, or maybe just feeling tired, while the hcv is causing liver damage. Since many people were infected in the 1960-1980's, they have already experienced damage. This is why everyone born between 1945-1965 should be tested. ...Read more

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Early, physical signs of pregnancy?

Early, physical signs of pregnancy?

A #: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of meningitis?

What are warning signs of meningitis?

Do you mean symptoms: Fever, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in thinking, level of consciousness, and so on. If you think you are getting meningitis go see a doctor asap instead of trying to diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illnesses in newborn babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illnesses in newborn babies?

Irritability: Irritability, excessive sleeping or fever may be the only sign of babies illness. Please call if your babies rectal temperature is over 100.4 and discuss the signs with the doctor. ...Read more

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What does brain needs (for example oxygen amount, vital nutrients. ...)?

What does brain needs (for example oxygen amount, vital nutrients. ...)?

All nutrients.: Your brain cells need whatever your other cells in your body need, only more often. One nutrient needed most is glucose, which is vital to correct brain function. That's why hypoglycemia is so very dangerous to the brain, as a drop in glucose can mean death of brain cells. Oxygen is also very important, and a lack of oxygen to the brain can cause massive brain cell death or a stroke. ...Read more

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What are early warning signs and symptoms of air embolism?

What are early warning signs and symptoms of air embolism?

Variable: Small amounts of air in circulation may be asymptomatic. Introduction of 100 cc or more of air may cause heart failure, respiratory distress, presence of air in the heart on chest x-ray and in severe cases alterations in mental status and stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs of poor mental health?

What are signs of poor mental health?

Many: There are many symptoms of mental problems and these are often specific to a particular problem. In general, poor mental health is noted by poor interpersonal relationships, an inability to function in a meaningful way in the environment, and loss of contact with reality. ...Read more

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What are the signs of altered mental status 2 shock?

What are the signs of altered mental status 2 shock?

Confusion/Lethargy: Several types of shock: cardiogenic, septic, hypovolemic etc. Patients with any of these will be treated in the ICU and are treated diffirently depending on the type. These patients have decreased awareness may hallucinate, aggitated and pulling lines out etc. They can be on and off to with signs such as deliuium, decreased cognition. Many different symptoms depending on the nature of the shock. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of hepatic encephalopothy?

What are the early signs of hepatic encephalopothy?

Confusion: It can vary in how it manifests which can be mild confusion to coma. ...Read more

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What are early signs and symptoms of autism?

What are early signs and symptoms of autism?

In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns.Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of premature labor?

What are signs and symptoms of premature labor?

What did your OB say: You should be asking your ob, fi you have any concerns, there can be many, pains of the uterus which are contarctions that come and go, back pain that comes and goes, increased vaginal pressure or discharge, if you have concerns call your OB doc anytime so u can be assessed to r/o this instead of not calling and possibly have it missed so call your ob. ...Read more

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Will you check all of my vital signs?

Need more informatio: your question is incomplete. All doctors can check vital signs. You need to elaborate what may be on your mind, and why you need your vitals checked. There has to be an underlying medical reason or condition you're worried about? Let's help you out! ...Read more

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What are warning signs of a failing heart?

What are warning signs of a failing heart?

Subtle: The first warning will be that you cannot keep up with your usual pace doing fitness activities without getting winded. The first symptom is often mild nausea, no one knows why. If you suddenly feel breathless when lying down and must sit up, or if your shoes are tight at the end of the day, you have been warned. Caught early, heart failure may be easy to reverse. Good luck. ...Read more

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