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.

  • Disease

    Tetralogy of Fallot

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    Tetralogy of Fallot is a type of congenital heart defect. Congenital means that it is present at birth.

  • 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.

  • Disease

    Total anomalous pulmonary venous return

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    Total anomalous pulmonary venous return is a heart disease that is present at birth () in which the four veins that take blood from the lungs to the heart do not attach normally to the left atrium (left upper chamber of the heart). Instead, they attach to another blood vessel or the wrong part of ...

  • 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. This provides most of the nutrients the body needs. The method is used when a person cannot or should not receive feedings or fluids by mouth. Sick or premature newborns ...

  • Surgery

    Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair

    Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair is surgery to repair two birth defects in the esophagus and trachea.

  • Disease

    Tracheomalacia - congenital

    Congenital tracheomalacia is a weakness and floppiness of the walls of the windpipe (trachea), which is present at birth.

  • Disease

    Transient tachypnea - newborn

    Transient tachypnea is a respiratory disorder seen shortly after delivery in full-term or late preterm 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

    Tricuspid atresia

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    Tricuspid atresia is a type of heart disease that is present at birth (), in which the tricuspid heart valve is missing or abnormally developed. The defect blocks blood flow from the right atrium to the right ventricle.

  • 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.