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Apnea of prematurity

Apnea of prematurity: Introduction

Apnea of prematurity: AOP occurs in infants who are born prematurely (before 34 weeks of pregnancy). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Apnea of prematurity is available below.

Symptoms of Apnea of prematurity

  • Longer total sleep time than normal
  • Snoring
  • More effort in breathing (flaring nostrils, heaving chests, sweating). The chest may have an inward motion during sleep.
  • Irritability
  • Failure to grow and gain weight
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Treatments for Apnea of prematurity

Home Diagnostic Testing

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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

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Apnea of prematurity: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Apnea of prematurity

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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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Apnea of prematurity: Animations

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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More information about Apnea of prematurity

  1. Apnea of prematurity: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis

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