Apnea of prematurity
Apnea of prematurity: Introduction
Apnea of prematurity: AOP occurs in infants who are born prematurely (before 34 weeks of pregnancy).
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causes, and treatments of Apnea of prematurity is available below.
Symptoms of Apnea of prematurity
- Longer total sleep time than normal
- More effort in breathing (flaring nostrils, heaving chests, sweating). The chest may have an inward motion during sleep.
- Failure to grow and gain weight
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Treatments for Apnea of prematurity
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Apnea of prematurity:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Apnea of prematurity?
Causes of Apnea of prematurity
- Since the brain or respiratory system may be immature or underdeveloped, the baby may not be able to regulate his or her own breathing normally. AOP can be obstructive, central, or mixed
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Apnea of prematurity: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Apnea of prematurity
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can...read more »
RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown
sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed.
The...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »
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Apnea of prematurity: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Apnea of prematurity: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Apnea of prematurity
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Prognosis for Apnea of prematurity
Prognosis for Apnea of prematurity:
Premature infants with AOP are followed closely in the hospital. If AOP doesn't resolve before discharge from the hospital, an infant may be sent home on an apnea monitor and parents and other caregivers will be taught CPR. The family must work closely with the child's doctor to have a treatment plan in place.
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Apnea of prematurity: Broader Related Topics
Types of Apnea of prematurity
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