Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a common breathing disorder that affects newborns. Surfactant is a foamy substance that keeps the lungs fully expanded so that newborns can breathe in air once they are born. Without enough surfactant, the lungs collapse and the newborn has to work hard to breathe. Complications can include: Air build up in the sac around the heart, or around the lungs. Intellectual disabilities. Blindness. Blood clots. Bleeding into the brain or lungs. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (a breathing disorder). Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)blood infection.
Besides getting shots, you can lower your risk of getting bacterial pneumonia by doing these things : Wash your hands regularly, especially after you go to the bathroom and before you eat. Eat right, with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Exercise. Get enough sleep. Quit smoking. Stay away from sick people, if possible.
A 50 year old patient with long standing chronic obstructive lung disease develops the insidious onset of aching in the distal extremities, particularly the wrists bilaterally. There is a 10-lb weight loss. The skin over the wrists is warm and erythematous. There is bilateral clubbing. Plain film is read as periosteal thickening, possible osteomyelitis. You should: Select the one best response. a. Start ciprofloxacin b. Obtain chest x-ray c. Aspirate both wrists d. Begin gold therapy