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Is there any better way of diagnosing meconium aspiration syndrome other than x-ray?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Clinical diagnosis

Meconium aspiration syndrome is a diagnosis made upon clinical grounds.
Factors that contribute to the diagnosis may include history and examination of the patient, visualization of meconium at delivery, radiographic data such as chest xrays and echocardiograms, laboratory data, and sometimes the exclusion of alternative disease states.

In brief: Clinical diagnosis

Meconium aspiration syndrome is a diagnosis made upon clinical grounds.
Factors that contribute to the diagnosis may include history and examination of the patient, visualization of meconium at delivery, radiographic data such as chest xrays and echocardiograms, laboratory data, and sometimes the exclusion of alternative disease states.
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. Andrew Nordine
Pediatrics

In brief: No

At this time, the best way to diagnose meconium aspiration syndrome is by x-ray with a compatible history.

In brief: No

At this time, the best way to diagnose meconium aspiration syndrome is by x-ray with a compatible history.
Dr. Andrew Nordine
Dr. Andrew Nordine
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