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  • Special Topic

    Reflux wedge

    Reflux board

    A reflux wedge is a device prescribed for use in children who have gastroesophageal . The foam wedge tilts the child upward to prevent or reduce gastroesophageal reflux while the child is lying in bed.

  • Disease

    Retinopathy of prematurity

    Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is abnormal blood vessel development in the retina of the eye. It occurs in infants that are born too early ().

  • Disease

    Rh incompatibility

    Antibodies from an Rh negative mother may enter the blood stream of her unborn Rh positive infant, damaging the red blood cells (RBCs). The infant responds by increasing RBC production and sending out immature RBCs that still have nuclei. This photograph shows normal RBCs, damaged RBCs, and immature RBCs that still contain nuclei.

    Rh incompatibility is a condition that develops when a pregnant woman has Rh-negative blood and the baby in her womb has Rh-positive blood.