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The most common long-term health problems for very premature babies are: Apnea of prematurity: Most very premature babies outgrow this before they leave the. The most common type of jaundice among premature babies is exaggerated, physiologic jaundice. In this condition, the liver can’t rid the body of bilirubin.

This substance is produced during the. Premature babies and other very sick newborns face some of the same medical issues. Listed below are some medical conditions that may be seen in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The conditions listed may not be relevant to your baby’s situation. We encourage you to read only what you feel would be helpful to you and your child’s. hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. neonatal sepsis, a bacterial blood infection. pneumonia, an infection and inflammation of the lungs. patent ductus arteriosus.

Mental health conditions. Premature babies may be more likely to have anxiety or depression later in life. Depression is a medical condition in which strong feelings of sadness last for a long time and interfere with your daily life. It needs treatment to get better. A WOMAN under 3ft tall who was told giving birth could “crush her from the inside out” has defied the odds to welcome a health baby boy.

After being born with 150 fractured bones, 2ft 10in. Unfortunately, the picture isn’t as rosy for those babies born extremely prematurely (22 to 27 weeks). Just 22% of these preemies in the study had no major health conditions in adulthood. By.

Below is a list of the most common premature birth complications that a newborn may experience: Immature Lungs – Most babies have mature lungs by 36 weeks of gestation. However, since babies develop at different rates, there are exceptions to this. Premature babies may have more health problems than babies born later. These include problems with their brain, lungs, heart, eyes and other organs.

Some premature babies have to spend time in a hospital’s newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) to get special medical care. PVL is common in very premature, low birth weight babies. It is the second most common complication involving the central nervous system in premature infants.

PVL can cause damage to the nerve pathways that control motor movements, resulting in muscles that are tight, spastic or resistant to movement, in addition to being weak.

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As the number of late preterm infants has grown, so has the awareness of their unique set of problems, such as delayed neonatal transition, wet lung syndrome, hypothermia, hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia (Figure 33-2).

“Avery's Diseases of the Newborn E-Book” by Christine A. Gleason, Sherin Devaskar
from Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn E-Book
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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Preterm infants 32 to 35 weeks <6 months of age who have two or more of the following risk factors: attending day care, with school-aged siblings in household, exposure to environmental pollutants, congenital abnormalities of the airways, or severe neuromuscular disease.

“Manual of Neonatal Care” by John P. Cloherty, Eric C. Eichenwald, Anne R. Hansen
from Manual of Neonatal Care
by John P. Cloherty, Eric C. Eichenwald, Anne R. Hansen
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2012

The greatest risk factors appear to be young gestational age and low birthweight (Fig. 44-30); however, late preterm delivery (35 to 36 weeks) or elective delivery in the absence of labor are becoming increasingly prominent as risk factors.23 Other risk factors include maternal diabetes and perinatal hypoxia-ischemia.

“Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant” by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh
from Fanaroff and Martin’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant
by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Both premature and IUGR infants are at risk for significant metabolic conditions (obesity, type II diabetes) and cardiovascular disorders (ischemic heart disease, hypertension) as adults.

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from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set
by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, et. al.
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Long-term residua in premature and/or lowbirth-weight infants include cerebral palsy (CP), mental retardation (MR), behavior disorders, learning disabilities (LD), epilepsy, deafmuteness, blindness, hydrocephalus, chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), and failure to thrive (FTT).

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Feldheim Publishers, 2003

The reported incidence of CLD in premature infants ranges between 15% and 60%.61-63 As expected, compared with larger premature infants, smaller infants are at greater risk for this disorder.

“Fetal and Neonatal Physiology” by Richard A. Polin, Steven H. Abman, William W. Fox
from Fetal and Neonatal Physiology
by Richard A. Polin, Steven H. Abman, William W. Fox
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Tomasik concluded that the following factors put premature infants at risk for hearing loss: low gestational age or associated with it prolonged mechanical ventilation, hyperbilirubinemia, severe general condition, hypoglycemia, and prolonged treatment with amikacin.

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Infants born prematurely are at risk for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and sepsis.

“Management of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology” by T. Murphy Goodwin, Martin N. Montoro, Laila Muderspach, Richard Paulson, Subir Roy
from Management of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology
by T. Murphy Goodwin, Martin N. Montoro, et. al.
Wiley, 2010

The incidence rate of the disorder is 10–40 % of premature babies with low birth weight and it can cause spastic diplegia as a serious neurologic sequela on 6.5–10 % of the premature babies that survive (Lee et al. 2002).

“Radiology Illustrated: Pediatric Radiology” by In-One Kim
from Radiology Illustrated: Pediatric Radiology
by In-One Kim
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014

Preterm infants may develop breathing disorders such as apnea, in which breathing is not regular and rhythmical, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), in which the lungs are damaged and infants require supplemental oxygen and breathing support.

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