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Does my baby need to go to the hospital for ttn?
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
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In brief: See below
Ttn is seen often with rapid c-section deliveries but if the child was born outside the hospital and the respirations are looking labored at all, get to the er asap.

In brief: See below
Ttn is seen often with rapid c-section deliveries but if the child was born outside the hospital and the respirations are looking labored at all, get to the er asap.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Dx only after cure
Transient tachypnea is a label that can only be accurately applied after it is cured.
Since neonatal pneumonia, aspiration, group b strep sepsis, or rds can have similar appearance early on, the baby must be thoroughly evaluated and aggressively treated in a hospital.Most cases occur after a c-section delivery, so thinking of it for outside delivery is wrong to start with.

In brief: Dx only after cure
Transient tachypnea is a label that can only be accurately applied after it is cured.
Since neonatal pneumonia, aspiration, group b strep sepsis, or rds can have similar appearance early on, the baby must be thoroughly evaluated and aggressively treated in a hospital.Most cases occur after a c-section delivery, so thinking of it for outside delivery is wrong to start with.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. James Cummings
Pediatrics - Neonatology
In brief: Yes
Ttn, or transient tachypnea of the newborn, is a condition that is identified during the first hours of life.
If the delivery occurs at home and an infant develops ttn, they should be evaluated in the hospital setting, as they may need supplemental oxygen and/or ventilatory pressure. Also, ttn is a condition of exclusion, meaning that more serious conditions such as infection should be ruled out.

In brief: Yes
Ttn, or transient tachypnea of the newborn, is a condition that is identified during the first hours of life.
If the delivery occurs at home and an infant develops ttn, they should be evaluated in the hospital setting, as they may need supplemental oxygen and/or ventilatory pressure. Also, ttn is a condition of exclusion, meaning that more serious conditions such as infection should be ruled out.
Dr. James Cummings
Dr. James Cummings
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