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 refers to a very 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.

  • Disease

    Meconium aspiration syndrome

    The first bowel movement a baby has is called meconium.  Meconium is composed of amniotic fluid, mucus, lanugo (the fine hair that covers the baby's body), bile, and cells that have been shed from the skin and the intestinal tract. Meconium is thick, greenish black, and sticky.

    Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) refers to breathing problems that a newborn baby may have when: There are no other causes, and The baby has passed...

  • Disease

    Milia

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