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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Transient Tachypnea Of The Newborn (Overview)

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a parenchymal lung disorder characterized by pulmonary edema resulting from delayed resorption and clearance of fetal alveolar fluid. TTN is a common cause of respiratory distress in the immediate newborn period. It is thought to be a benign, self-limited condition,


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Transient Tachypnea Of The Newborn (Overview)

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a parenchymal lung disorder characterized by pulmonary edema resulting from delayed resorption and clearance of fetal alveolar fluid. TTN is a common cause of respiratory distress in the immediate newborn period. It is thought to be a benign, self-limited condition,


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What are the symptoms of transient tachypnea of the newborn?

What are the symptoms of transient tachypnea of the newborn?

Workup/Mgt: The symptoms can include rapid respiratory rate, poor feeding and desaturation. If the underlying cause is retained fluid, the neonatal lung has a way to remove the fluid usually within 48 hours. Most infants with a history of TTN do quite well. The management includes obtaining a chest radiograph and providing supportive care including oxygen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of transient tachypnea of the newborn?

Workup/Mgt: The symptoms can include rapid respiratory rate, poor feeding and desaturation. If the underlying cause is retained fluid, the neonatal lung has a way to remove the fluid usually within 48 hours. Most infants with a history of TTN do quite well. The management includes obtaining a chest radiograph and providing supportive care including oxygen. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Transient tachypnea of the newborn?

TTN: Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a parenchymal lung disorder characterized by pulmonary edema resulting from delayed resorption and clearance of fetal alveolar fluid. TTN is a common cause of respiratory distress in the immediate newborn period. It is thought to be a benign, self-limited condition, ...Read more

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What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

TTN and PTX: TTN is transient tachypnea of the newborn. It typically will resolve with time and usually requires only supportive care. Some infants may be born with retained fluid in their lungs and natural mechanisms to balance fluids are in place. The pneumothorax or collapsed lung, may be due to delivery and pressure on the baby's chest. The treatment depends upon the extent of the pneumothorax. ...Read more

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What does tachypnea mean?

What does tachypnea mean?

Fast breathing: Tachy - fast. Pnea - breathing. Approximately more than 20 breaths per minute in adults. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Fast Shallow Breathing (Definition)

For an infant, a normal rate of breathing is up to 44 breaths per minute. Tachypnea is the medical term that your doctor uses to describe your breathing if it is too fast, particularly if you have rapid, shallow breathing due to an associated lung disease ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Rapid Breathing (Definition)

Rapid breathing is a symptom in which a person's breathing rate is faster than normal. Rapid breathing can be due to fever, lung infections, lung blood clots (pulmonary emboli), drug overdoses that ...Read more