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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more


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What is birth asphyxia?

What is birth asphyxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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Birth asphyxia, developmental delays, no chromosomal abnormalities. So what is it?

Birth asphyxia, developmental delays, no chromosomal abnormalities. So what is it?

Birth asphyxia: Birth asphyxia can cause all of the issues you mention. It is important to enroll in an early childhood program where the PT,OT and developmental therapy staff can assist the baby in making as much progress as possible. ...Read more

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8days boy sever birth asphyxia.total bilirubin 58mg Diret bili 20mg .lncreased liver enzymes low haemoglobin.normal abdomenal ultrasound.what diagnosi?

8days boy sever birth asphyxia.total bilirubin 58mg Diret bili 20mg .lncreased liver enzymes low haemoglobin.normal abdomenal ultrasound.what diagnosi?

Very concerning: Massive hepatic necrosis in a newborn can be from herpes, CMV, medications, perhaps shock, etc. I hope for a good outcome but wish you strength and courage whatever happens. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between asphyxia and hypoxia?

Please help! what is the difference between asphyxia and hypoxia?

Semantics: Hypoxia is low oxygen tension in the blood or in the body. Asphyxia is when one can't breath, as in choking or drowning and unable to breath in air or oxygen. ...Read more

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Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

Choking: Asphyxia is the lack of ability to take in air as in choking, drowning due to water occupying space where air should be or simple occlusion of the airways so no air gets in, obviously leads to lack of air and oxygen and yes, hypoxia as the blood has no oxygen to pick up. ...Read more

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What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

See below: Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Asphyxia, or suffocation, is the consequence of hypoxia. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

Lack of oxygen: Prior to labor, the oxygen line supplying baby is tucked in between the body parts in the womb & generally works well or baby wouldn't form right.Labor stresses baby, increases oxygen needs and increases demand on the placenta. If detaching, wrapped around the neck or tied in a loose knot;labor may lead to a cut off o2 and damage to baby may result.Forgetting to start breathing can do the same thing. ...Read more

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Do you know how a short period of hypoxia at birth could affect a child?

Do you know how a short period of hypoxia at birth could affect a child?

Minimal effect: Short periods of low oxygen at birth are not likely to have long term effects. As baby transitions into the first hour or two of life, they come from an environment (womb) where their o2 level was low by adult standards (70's) and modern devices often show quick drops below 50 during birth for brief periods. Those likely to show problems will often have a seizure ~24hrs reflecting injury. ...Read more