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. Teething usually begins when a baby is between 6 and 8 months ol...

  • 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. Tetralogy of Fallot causes low oxygen levels in the b...

  • 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. Your child needs strong, healthy...

  • 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 (congenital heart disease) in which the four veins that take blood from t...

  • 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 nut...

  • 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. The esophagus is the tube that ...

  • Disease

    Tracheomalacia - congenital

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

  • 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 le...

  • 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 (congenital heart disease), in which the tricuspid heart valve is missing or abnormally...

  • 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. TTTS occurs when the blood sup...