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Depends: A premi baby who has good potential & does not have complicated brain bleeds or other troublesome issues in the neonatal nursery can do well. One of my smallest patients who weighed in at under a pound at birth started baylor at 17 and graduated from their honors program.Like anything else there is a range of possibilities for each patient. ...Read more
Oxygen: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life-saving oxygen cause retinopathy. No intervention is as good as oxygen and so this is an assumed risk. Treatment for this is possible including bevicizumab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Earlier age of birth: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life-saving oxygen cause retinopathy. No intervention is as good as oxygen and so this is an assumed risk. Treatment for this is possible including bevicizumab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: We know that the more preterm an infant is the greater the risk. We also know that the greatest number of patients with cerebral palsy are are in the term gestation group (reason for CP unknown). We do know that premees (depending on the type & number of complications) may have delayed development, visual, and learning difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Premature birth!: The cause is due to premature birth and possibly use of high oxygen concentration for breathing in premature infants. The retina is not fully developed and vascularized in the periphery and exposure to the air causes the peripheral retina to not vascularize, which can cause contraction, scarring and possible retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on problems: While the majority of premature infants do just fine, those that were particularily early or sick may manifest problems even at later ages. We even now are finding out even early term babies (37-38 weeks) may not be as smart as those that "cook" a little longer. But it does not mean things can't be overcome. Early intervention in babies/kids with problems is essential and should be ongoing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does svpb prematurity 25% , %rr>50 : 14% on a holter mean? :/ and is min hr 50 healthy? Should i be worried?!
My interpretation: I don't think those computer generated measurements have any clinical meaning and i don't use them. If some other doctor on healthtap cares to disagree, please do! a minimal hr of 50 is completely normal. ...Read more
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