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Respiratory Distress Syndromme


Respiratory Distress Syndromme


Starting on :07:30 PM 23 February, 2017 Venue:St.Marys Mission Hospital
Ending on :09:00 PM 23 February, 2017 Max Credits:3.00
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order

Presenters

1. Dr. CLEOPAS MUTUA KAUMBULU
Medical Officer SMMH,Nairobi

Description

Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of the newborn is an acute lung disease caused by surfactant deficiency, which leads to alveolar collapse and noncompliant lungs. 

 


Objectives

Te clinical management of RDS will be discussed with emphasis on;

  • The use of antenatal steroids to enhance pulmonary maturity
  • Appropriate resuscitation facilitated by placental transfusion and immediate use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for alveolar recruitment
  • Early administration of surfactant
  • The use of gentler modes of ventilation, including early use of "bubble" nasal CPAP to minimize damage to the immature lungs
  • Supportive therapies, such as the diagnosis and management of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), fluid and electrolyte management, trophic feeding and nutrition, and the use of prophylactic fluconazole




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