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Neonatal Breast Enlargement and Neonatal Mastitis Home Treatment

Neonatal breast enlargement is sometimes common. Because At the ends of pregnancy there is a fall of estrogen level. It triggers the neonatal pituitary gland to secrete prolactin. It can happen up to 70% of cases. But that’s not the problem. It regresses usually within a few days. But the problems occur as the illiterate people try to squeeze the breast. They think milk …

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Newborn and Surfactant Therapy

Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Newborn and Surfactant Therapy

What is Surfactant? The alveoli contain many types of cells. Among them Type 2 Pneumocytes produces surfactant. The main function of surfactant is to reduce surface tension, so that decrease the work of breathing. Surfactant forms a thin monomolecular layer at the air fluid interface. Surfactant layer is not static. It is continuously secreting and reabsorbing. Deficiency of surfactant causes Respiratory …

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