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Shot for lung development successful?

Shot for lung development successful?

Yes: The shot helps move lung development forward by a week if given between 24 to 34 weeks. It does not mean lung development is complete. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How does asthma affect child's development in areas outside the lungs?

How does asthma affect child's development in areas outside the lungs?

Possibilities: There's an increased chance of feeding problems and ge reflux, especially in very young children. Understandably, some children have anxiety about the attacks. Some have attacks when anxious. Family functioning can be impacted. Therapy for child and family may be needed. If attacks/absences are :frequent, "section 504" accomodations at school can help the child keep up with work. ...Read more

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Can thanatophoric dysplasia affect your lung development?

Can thanatophoric dysplasia affect your lung development?

It could but...: This disease affects mainly babies in development and it mainly affects the development of their bones. However, the disease is so severe that it ends up affecting the development of the entire body including the lungs. All the best, ariel. ...Read more

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What is the process of lung development for a premature baby?

What is the process of lung development for a premature baby?

Time and good care: Depending on how premature the baby, will determine how long until the lungs fully develop. The little air sacs at the ends of the airtubes just take time to develop. They are very important, though, as this is where the gas exchange takes place in the lungs. In the meantime, baby might get doses of surfactant, a medicine that helps keep the lungs from sticking together. Try to be patient! ...Read more

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Will steroids taken for lung development help a baby grow faster than others?

Will steroids taken for lung development help a baby grow faster than others?

Different steroid: Steroids are a group of agents with different effects, like tools in a tool box. The steroids given to help mature lung function help stabilize membranes & promote production of surface active agent by baby lungs. The steroids used to promote muscle mass and growth are different, a different tool with different effect. ...Read more

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Steroids taken for lung development could help a baby grow faster than others?

Steroids taken for lung development could help a baby grow faster than others?

Speed up finish work: The type of steroids given for premi labor are different than those that come out at puberty & help muscles grow. These premi doses speed up the finish work of lung development, allowing babies lung to begin producing a surface active agent that allows the lung sacs not to completely deflate when they exhale. This is like paint on a room wall, a final coating. Without it they can get rds. ...Read more

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Can you get shot in the lung and still survive?

Can you get shot in the lung and still survive?

Yes: Usually, yes... Depending on the injury, even if that lung collapses one can survive with one lung. Emergent medical/surgical care is needed. ...Read more

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Can you get shot through the chest and lung and survive?

Can you get shot through the chest and lung and survive?

Yes: It all depends on what is hit. There will usually be a pneumothorax or collapsed lung, but if you can get to a hospital, and there isnt much bleeding, you can survive. ...Read more

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I was wondering if you are shot in the lung does it seal its self?

I was wondering if you are shot in the lung does it seal its self?

Not likely: Don't believe what you see on TV. When someone is shot in the chest with injury to the lung, it is a life threatening event which can lead to bleeding and death very quickly. Puncture of the lung can lead to tension pneumothorax which can kill in minutes if not treated rapidly with decompression. Not to mention bleeding, or infection of the lung from contamination. Advice: Don't try this at home. ...Read more