John P. Kinsella, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

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Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has PPHN? What are the typical findings for this disease? Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a clinical syndrome typically associated with lung diseases including congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and other causes of pulmonary hypoplasia, meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), and sepsis/pneumonia.…

Meconium aspiration syndrome

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has meconium aspiration syndrome? What are the typical findings for this disease? Aspiration of amniotic fluid contaminated with meconium before, during or after delivery causes surfactant dysfunction and airway obstruction with evolving respiratory distress. However, the meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is also characterized…

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