Meconium aspiration syndrome

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Meconium aspiration syndrome

Meconium aspiration syndrome is a serious condition in which a newborn breathes a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid into the lungs around the time of delivery. This can cause breathing difficulties due to swelling (inflammation) in the baby's lungs after birth. Treatment may include suctioning the newborn's mouth as soon as the head emerges during delivery, deep suctioning of the windpipe, antibiotics to treat infection, oxygen to keep blood levels normal, and radiant heat to maintain body temperature. In severe cases, the baby may need assistance breathing (ventilator).
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Meconium aspiration syndrome" returned 20 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Clinical efficacy of porcine pulmonary surfactant combined with budesonide suspension intratracheal instillation in the treatment of neonatal meconium aspiration syndrome].
 

Author(s): Xiu-Zhen Tan, Shi-Guang Wu, Jian-Hua Zhang, Xiao-Fen Li, Ping-Ming Gao, Yu Wang

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Dec;18(12):1237-1241.

 

To study the clinical efficacy of porcine pulmonary surfactant (PS) combined with budesonide suspension intratracheal instillation in the treatment of neonatal meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS).

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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[Clinical effect of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation combined with pulmonary surfactant in treatment of neonatal severe meconium aspiration syndrome complicated by pulmonary hemorrhage].
 

Author(s): Jing Huang, Xin-Zhu Lin, Zhi Zheng

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Nov;18(11):1075-1079.

 

To study the clinical effect and safety of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) combined with pulmonary surfactant (PS) in the treatment of neonatal severe meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) complicated by neonatal pulmonary hemorrhage (NPH).

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2016

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Predictors of mortality in neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome.
 

Author(s): Deepak Louis, Venkataseshan Sundaram, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Sourabh Dutta, Praveen Kumar

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2014 Aug;51(8):637-40.

 

To identify risk factors for mortality in neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome.

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014

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The terms "Meconium aspiration syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Glucocorticoids in the treatment of neonatal meconium aspiration syndrome.
 

Author(s): Daniela Mokra, Juraj Mokry

Journal: Eur. J. Pediatr.. 2011 Dec;170(12):1495-505.

 

Meconium aspiration syndrome is a serious neonatal disease with complex pathophysiology. With respect to the contribution of meconium-induced lung edema, inflammation and vasoconstriction on the course of the disease, glucocorticoids are increasingly used in the treatment of MAS despite ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2011

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[Research advance in glucocorticoids therapy for meconium aspiration syndrome].
 

Author(s): Di-Yuan Yang

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2010 Jun;12(6):505-8.

 

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2010

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Meconium Aspiration and Tracheal Suctioning—Feasibility Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2017

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Helium Oxygen Mixture in the Treatment of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neonatal Meconium Aspiration

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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High Flow Ventilation With Volume Guarantee
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rds; Pulmonary Hypertension; Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2015

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