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What are the tests for transient tachypnea of the newborn?

What are the tests for transient tachypnea of the newborn?

See below: History, examination and a chest x-ray will help to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Fast Shallow Breathing (Definition)

Fast breathing means you are breathing faster than the normal rate, textbook is faster than 20. Shallow breathing means you are not taking as deep a breath as normal. By not breathing deep but breathing faster, you are maintaining ...Read more


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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 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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Difference between hyperpnea, dyspne and tachypnea?

Difference between hyperpnea, dyspne and tachypnea?

Respiratory rate: Hyperpnea: increase depth of breathing. Dyspnea: feeling of shortness of breath
tachypnea: increase respiratory rate. ...Read more

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What causes tachypnea and tachycardia with pneumonia?

What causes tachypnea and tachycardia with pneumonia?

Normal physiology: Tachypnea (fast breathing) and tachycardia (fast heart beat) are both common in patients with pneumonia. Fast breathing is due to impaired gas exchange in the lungs related to the infection, and will improve as the infection is treated. Fast heartbeat is related to the increased adrenaline and sometimes a bit of dehydration associated with the fever that often accompanies the infection. ...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

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What's the clinical meaning of tachypnea?

Fast breathing rate: Tachypnea means you are breathing faster than normal which is 12 to 14 breaths per minute. ...Read more

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Difference between hyperpnea and tachypnea?

Difference between hyperpnea and tachypnea?

Fast/deep vs. Fast: Tachypnea is a rapid breathing rate (normal is between 12-20 breaths/minute).Hyperpnea is deeper and more rapid breathing than at rest as occurs, for example
with exercise. Neither rapid nor deeper breathing necessarily increases alveolar ventilation which is the amount of air that actually reaches the air sacs to deliver oxygen. If airways are blocked fast and deep breaths don't reach air sacs. ...Read more

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Difference between shallow breaths and tachypnea?

Shallow versus fast: Shallow breaths are less deep and can be completley normal. Tachypnea is fast breathing, generally breathing above 30 breaths per minute in an adult. If you are breathing very shallow breaths you will probably also breathe faster than normal so you could often have shallow breathing and tachypnea or fast breathing at the same time. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tachypnea, dyspnea?

What is the difference between tachypnea, dyspnea?

Fast vs short: Both terms relate to a pattern of breathing. If you learn latin, you can figure out just about any medical term that exists. Tachy = fast. Pnea = lung or pulmonary or air. Dys = abnormal. Thus 'tachypnea' is rapid breathing. And 'dyspnea' is abnormal breathing (objectively noted by physician) or short of breath (subjectively noted by subject). ...Read more

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What is the difference between tachypnea vs dyspnea?

Rapid vs Short: Tachypnea is breathing rapidly, while dyspnea represents shortness of breath. They commonly occur together. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tachypnea and dyspnea?

What is the difference between tachypnea and dyspnea?

Fast vs short: Both terms relate to a pattern of breathing. If you learn latin, you can figure out just about any medical term that exists. Tachy = fast. Pnea = lung or pulmonary or air. Dys = abnormal. Thus 'tachypnea' is rapid breathing. And 'dyspnea' is abnormal breathing (objectively noted by physician) or short of breath (subjectively noted by subject). ...Read more

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Which diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Which diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Causes of wheezing: If you have been diagnosed with asthma, and you are wheezing, good chance that's why. If not, a differential needs to be considered by your doctor, and you need pulmonary function tests. You could have upper airway obstruction, you could have inhaled a foreign object, or you could have heart failure or copd, to name a few. Link: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/wheezing/my00291/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What causes tachypnea and tachycardia in bacterial pneumonia?

What causes tachypnea and tachycardia in bacterial pneumonia?

Several things: The cause of tachypnea and tachycardia would be the increase in inflammatory mediators seen in infection and catecholamine levels associated with the stress response. There may also be lower levels of oxygenation and increased work of breathing. If there is some degree of respiratory muscle fatigue, then this stimulates rapid shallow breathing as well. The exact mechanisms are not well understood. ...Read more

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What is tachypnea?

What is tachypnea?

Rapid vs Short: Tachypnea is breathing rapidly, while dyspnea represents shortness of breath. They commonly occur together. ...Read more

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What's tachypnea mean?

Fast breathing: Rapid rate of breathing - varies by age. ...Read more

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What is the definition of tachypnea?

What is the definition of tachypnea?

Rapid Breathing: Tachypnea is the condition of rapid breathing ...Read more

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Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read more

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What phenomenon causes a patient to develop hypertensive tachycardia & tachypnea when told he must have surgery?

What phenomenon causes a patient to develop hypertensive tachycardia & tachypnea when told he must have surgery?

Anxiety: Many people will get anxiety or nervous when they were told the need for surgery. When anxious, there will be increase in sympathetic nervous system discharge. Which in tu;rn causes release of Adrenalin like activities in the body and cause hypertensive tachycardia, tachypnea etc. ...Read more

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Patient came into ER because of tachypnea, tachycardia, and chest pain. Which is diagnosis?

Patient came into ER because of tachypnea, tachycardia, and chest pain. Which is diagnosis?

Need more info: Could be pulmonary embolus, myocardial infarct, pneumonia. Obviously one can't provide a diagnosis on that information alone. ...Read more

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Patient came into ER because of tachypnea, tachycardia, profuse sweating, and chest pain. Which is subjectiv?

Patient came into ER because of tachypnea, tachycardia, profuse sweating, and chest pain. Which is subjectiv?

No objective data?: No objective documentation of these symptoms? . .. Would consider ecg, checking for intermittent cardiac arrhythmias via holter, hyperthyroidism with blood test, and pheochromocytoma with 24hr urine test. .. If all negative, could be anxiety attacks? ...Read more

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I am in crisis. I got three children of age 4, 2 & a newborn. I had depression in the past. Not much support. What can I do?

I am in crisis. I got three children of age 4, 2 & a newborn. I had depression in the past. Not much support. What can I do?

Seek support: If you need a support system, seek out assistance as soon as possible. Family service association or you local mental health association can get you in the right direction. If you feel at risk to harm yourself or your children, or feel that you are at risk call your local hospital emergency services for immediate attention. If there is family seek support there as well. ...Read more

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What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

Hypoglycemia: There are many causes of hypoglycemia in a newborn, with the most common being a rebound low blood sugar for an infant born to a diabetic mother. In the Unites States, there are specific nursery protocols to watch closely for hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

Visual Diagnosis: This benign skin condition seldom warrants any tests. A scraping of the pustules reveals white cells & eosinophils without germs. The eruption pattern & lack of inflammation separate it from other entities. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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