Neonatorum sentence example
- A 1 solution is also used as a prophylactic for ophthalmia neonatorum.
- Asphyxia neonatorum is respiratory failure in the newborn, a condition caused by the inadequate intake of oxygen before, during, or just after birth.
- Asphyxia neonatorum, also called birth or newborn asphyxia, is defined as a failure to start regular respiration within a minute of birth.
- Asphyxia neonatorum is a neonatal emergency as it may lead to hypoxia (lowering of oxygen supply to the brain and tissues) and possible brain damage or death if not correctly managed.
- If an infant fails to establish sustained respiration after birth, the infant is diagnosed with asphyxia neonatorum.Advertisement
- Normal infants have good muscle tone at birth and move their arms and legs actively, while asphyxia neonatorum infants are completely limp and do not move at all.
- If not correctly managed, asphyxia neonatorum will lead to hypoxia and possible brain damage or death.
- The symptoms of asphyxia neonatorum are bluish or gray skin color (cyanosis), slow heartbeat (bradycardia), stiff or limp limbs (hypotonia), and a poor response to stimulation.
- Pregnant women who are at high risk of delivering newborns with asphyxia neonatorum should arrange for a close follow-up of their pregnancy with their obstetrician.
- The treatment for asphyxia neonatorum is resuscitation of the newborn.Advertisement
- The prognosis for asphyxia neonatorum depends on how long the newborn is unable to breathe.
- Anticipation is the key to preventing asphyxia neonatorum.
- High-risk mothers should always give birth in hospitals with neonatal intensive care units where appropriate facilities are available to treat asphyxia neonatorum.
- Women at risk for asphyxia neonatorum pregnancies should receive focused prenatal care from an obstetrician skilled at preventing and detecting problems such as anemia that may contribute to asphyxia neonatorum.
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- It can be passed to the infant during delivery and can cause ophthalmia neonatorum (an eye infection) within the first month of life and pneumonia within one to three months of age.