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    Neonatal Jaundice

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    This rational will focus on neonatal jaundice with a concentration on the associated implications of breastfeeding. The relevance of this topic is undeniable when considering that exclusively breastfed babies are at an increased risk of neonatal jaundice and the high prevalence of jaundice in newborns (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2010). Between 60-80% of newborns will develop some form of jaundice within the first week of life, 10% of those are likely to have prolonged jaundice if exclusively breastfed; this is jaundice lasting longer than 14 days in full term babies and 21 days in preterm babies (NICE, 2010; Maisel et al., 2014). Therefore, a key priority when discussing neonatal jaundice with mothers is that…

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    irritability, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding, failure to thrive, septicemia and febrile convulsion. Several textbooks mention prolonged neonatal jaundice as one symptom of UTI. Jaundice is very common in newborn babies occurring in approximately 60 and 80 % of pre-term babies. It is more common in breast-fed babies of whom 10 % will still have some jaundice at the age of 1 month. In term, babies who are older than 2 weeks, it is called persistent or prolonged neonatal jaundice.…

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    abnormal range of liver test. In the study, the first test showed an abnormal liver panel of alkaline phosphatase of 525 mg/dL and the normal range is between 35 to 104 units per litre. The patient’s total bilirubin was 10 mg/dL and the normal range is 0.2- 1.3 mg/dL, as well the bile acid was greater than 180 micromoles/litre. The antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA) test should been order for diagnosing PBC, because the autoantibodies in the blood react to inner lining of mitochondria.…

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    Neonatal Care Essay

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    People who are for it are usually the parents, doctors, and nurses. It 's a doctor 's job to do everything they can to try and keep an individual alive. Doctors often base neonatal care with age and other factors that could have caused the baby to be born premature. There are many other problems that doctors look for to put the infant into the neonatal intensive care unit. Some of these problems are breathing issues, bleeding in the brain, heart conditions, gut and digestive disorders, eye…

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    of the ventilator is to give the baby small breaths of oxygen called “baby breaths”. An important machine for premature babies is the incubator, this machine acts as the womb having the perfect temperature, humidity level, and oxygen for the baby. This is a good growing environment because it reduces complications from the outside world. The Neutral-Thermal Environment, more commonly known as the Warmer, is debated as the most important time for the baby in the NICU. It give the parents no…

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    Neonatal Nurses Essay

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    to me, but now it does. When a baby has gone through stress in utero, they have built up a tolerance to stress and pain. Their bodies have felt factors of strain, and can deal with it a lot better than babies who have not been exposed to stressors before. After a neonate is born, it is important to help prevent stress as much as you can. Babies are constantly being assessed, held, bathed, and fed. Swaddling has been proven to help distress neonates, by being wrapped up in a blanket tightly…

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    state of Florida. Before the parents leave with the baby to go home, the doctors will also prick the bottoms of the newborn's heel or foot and send the drops of blood to labs to be tested for any abnormalities that may be common in either the parents history of health or anything that may arise during the period of birth, such as diabetes or smallpox. Most babies when they are born are known for their pink skin. The skin color of a baby is very important. Babies should have a pink toned skin…

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    Introduction Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, and mucous membranes. It is caused by increased levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is produced by the normal breakdown of red blood cells. In the newborn period, red blood cells break down rapidly, but the liver is not ready to process the extra bilirubin efficiently. The liver may take 1–2 weeks to develop completely. Jaundice usually lasts for about 2–3 weeks in babies who are breastfed. Jaundice…

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    Skin irritation or itchiness – Itchy hands and feet are side effects of jaundice, so take note! 4. Diminished appetite – Loss of appetite with no rational explanation should be checked. Other pancreatic cancer patients observe sudden lack of interest in food and a quick feeling of satiety. 5. Minor pain in the abdomen – The cancer can grow rather large and may start pushing on the surrounding organs and cause minimal pain in the back and in the abdomen. 6. Swelling of the Gall Bladder – The…

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    Case Study Sharon

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    Why is Sharon is experiencing the following signs/symptoms? Please provide the specific pathophysiology. (4 points) •Jaundice: Jaundice occurs when your liver doesn’t metabolize bilirubin the way it’s supposed to. Accumulation of bilirubin or its conjugates in body tissues produces jaundice, which is characterized by high plasma bilirubin levels and deposition of yellow bilirubin pigments in the skin and other tissues. Jaundice caused during the hepatic phase can arise from abnormalities in the…

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