an infant born with cyanosis
, a bluish color due to abnormally low concentration of oxygen in the circulating blood, usually due to one or more defect(s) of the heart or great vessels. See also congenital heart defect
baby Doe legislation a law that requires health care providers to provide treatment for severely handicapped newborns except when death appears inevitable, when treatment merely prolongs inevitable death, or when treatment is so futile as to be inhumane. The 1984 regulations give broader discretion to providers and parents than the original bill and carry out provisions of the Child Abuse Prevention Amendments of 1984.
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common or obsolete term for a child born cyanotic because of a congenital cardiac or pulmonary defect causing incomplete oxygenation of the blood.
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An infant born with cyanosis as a result of a congenital cardiac or pulmonary defect that causes inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
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blue baby An infant with neonatal cyanosis, most often due to congenital heart malformation–eg, transposition of great vessels and in tetralogy of Fallot Management Surgery
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blue ba·by (blū bā'bē)
1. A child born cyanotic because of a congenital cardiac or pulmonary defect causing incomplete oxygenation of the blood.
2. A neonate with cyanosis of any etiology.
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blue baby A baby with an inadequate amount of oxygen in the blood, resulting in CYANOSIS. This is usually due to congenital heart disease of a type in which the blood returning to the heart from the body is not wholly passed to the lungs to be reoxygenated.
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blue baby a rare condition in human infants where there is incomplete separation of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in the heart. Some deoxygenated blood enters the aorta rather than the pulmonary artery, resulting in an inadequate oxygen supply to the body tissues and a ‘bluish’ appearance to the skin. The problem arises because of incomplete closure of two routes which cause by-passing of the lungs during foetal life:
- DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS, a blood vessel connecting the pulmonary artery and the aorta and
- FORAMEN OVALE, a hole in the septum which divides left and right atria. The condition is a serious one which can, however, be rectified by surgery.
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Patient discussion about blue baby
Q. How do I know if I have Postpartum Depression and how can I get help? Hi everyone. I’m Lesa Elba 27 yrs old. I gave birth to a beautiful female baby 3 months before. I had depression before I had her and now I think I have postpartum. How do I know if I have Postpartum Depression and how can I get help?
A. if you feel you are not enjoying things you usually do, if you sit in a gloomy state at home, apathy to your child and maybe even wanting to harm him and you ,overwhelming fatigue, insomnia,loss of appetite. all this can lead to Postpartum depression. but there's also a normal phenomenon that is called "the baby blues" which last a few days or weeks. that looks the same but also shows mood swings and lighter symptoms then Postpartum depression.More discussions about blue baby
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