BPAP – Bi level Positive Airway Pressure

BPAP – Bi level Positive Airway Pressure Positive airway pressure (PAP) is a mode of respiratory ventilation used primarily in the treatment of Sleep apnea. PAP ventilation is commonly used for those who are critically ill in hospital with respiratory failure, congestive cardiac failure and acute exacerbation of COPD and asthma and in newborn infants (neonates). There are several forms of PAP devices: Continuous positive airway pressure         Read More …

Pediatric Jaundice: Symptom and Causes

Pediatric Jaundice – Symptoms – Nausea and vomiting, Yellow skin and eyes, Pale or clay colored stools, Dark colored urine, High fever with chills, muscle and joint pain. Pediatric Jaundice – Causes – Viral infection of the liver (hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E)..

Pediatric Jaundice: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

When red blood cells break down, a substance called bilirubin is formed. When this bilirubin builds up in the blood, fluids, and body tissues of the babys body it causes yellowing of the babys skin and tissues due to deposition of excessive bilirubin pigment in the blood. This condition is called as Jaundice or Hyperbilirubinemia. 

Pediatric Febrile Seizures: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

Febrile seizures are convulsions that can happen during a fever (febrile means feverish). They do not cause any harm and does not mean the child has a more serious long-term health problems. Mostly it is seen between six months and six years of age. They are also known as febrile fits or febrile convulsions.Subdivided into two groups:Simple or typical febrile seizure (85% of febrile seizures): Generalized, less than 15 minutes, occur within 24 hours of onset of feverComplex: Longer than 15 minutes, onset more than 24 hours after onset of fever or multiple seizures in 24 hours