How To Deal With Respiratory Distress Syndrome In Newborns?

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hello, my nephew has just been born and has respiratory distress syndrome, can this be cured, is there a hospital on this island that can handle this disease? please for the information thank you

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Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome or also known as hyaline membrane disease (HMD) is a condition in which respiratory problems occur in newborns caused by a substance called surfactant in the baby's lungs. This condition is often found in babies born prematurely.


HMD has a good prognosis (likelihood of recovery) when given adequate therapy. Basically, the baby's lungs will produce these surfactants themselves, and when the lungs have started producing surfactants, HMD will improve (usually in 4-7 days). But before that, severe oxygen deficiency (hypoxemia) can occur. This hypoxemic condition can endanger the life of the baby, so care, respiratory support, and oxygen are very important to be given in these first days.


Babies with HMD require breathing support with a ventilator, so hospital treatment requires a NICU (neonatal ICU). You can search for hospitals in your area that have NICU facilities, or you can also use the hospital search link on this website to find hospitals that provide NICU services.

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