Articles

  • Special Topic

    Macrosomia

    Macrosomia is the condition of having an unusually large body. The body is in proportion, with the extremities and head also enlarged. Disorders that include this condition are gigantism and acromegaly.

    Macrosomia describes an unusually large body size. It is often used to describe an oversized fetus.

  • Special Topic

    Mechanical ventilator - infants

    A mechanical ventilator is a machine that assists with breathing. This article discusses the use of mechanical ventilators in infants. WHY IS A MECHANICAL VENTILATOR USED? A ventilator is used to provide breathing support for ill or immature babies. Sick or babies are often too weak, sick, or ...

  • Disease

    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.

  • Disease

    Milia

    Milia are tiny white bumps or small cysts on the skin. They are almost always seen in newborn babies.