Articles

  • Special Topic

    Teething

    The structure of the tooth includes dentin, pulp and other tissues, blood vessels and nerves imbedded in the bony jaw. Above the gum line, the tooth is protected by the hard enamel covering.

    Teething is the growth of teeth through the gums in the mouth of infants and young children.

  • Special Topic

    Tooth decay - early childhood

    The structure of the tooth includes dentin, pulp and other tissues, blood vessels and nerves imbedded in the bony jaw. Above the gum line, the tooth is protected by the hard enamel covering.

    Tooth decay in early childhood occurs most often in the upper and lower front teeth (incisors) and can be a serious problem.

  • Special Topic

    Total parenteral nutrition - infants

    Intravenous fluid sites

    Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a method of feeding that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. Fluids are given into a vein to provide most of the necessary nutrients the body needs. The method is used when a person cannot or should not receive feedings or fluids by mouth. Sick or premature ...

  • Disease

    Transient tachypnea - newborn

    Transient tachypnea is a respiratory disorder usually seen shortly after delivery in full- or near-term babies. Transient means it is short-lived (usually less than 24 hours). Tachypnea means rapid breathing (most normal newborns take 40 – 60 breaths per minute).

  • Disease

    Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

    Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb.