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Meconium aspiration syndrome

Summary of Meconium aspiration syndrome
Meconium aspiration syndrome is a medical condition affecting newborn infants. It occurs when meconium is present in their lungs during or before delivery. Infants who have inhaled meconium may develop respiratory distress syndrome often requiring ventilatory support.




Respiratory system

Upper respiratory tract disorders
Lower respiratory tract disorders
Pleura and pleural space disorders
Pulmonary vascular disorders
Apnea and hypoventilation
Respiratory system pathology review

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Meconium aspiration syndrome

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A girl is born, at term, to a G2P1 30-year-old woman.  Apgar scores were 6 and 8 at 1 and 5 minutes, respectively.  The pregnancy and delivery were uncomplicated, but the amniotic fluid appeared brown.  Now, at 10 minutes of life, she develops tachypnea and her chest is barrel-shaped.  Chest X-ray reveals diffuse, patchy infiltrates and flattened diaphragms. In addition to supplemental oxygen, which of the following is the appropriate management course?

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