Conditions and Treatments from the Medicine Intensive Care Unit

Heart Failure

"We make a commitment to our patients that we will leave no stone unturned to take care of a child with a heart condition. We will think outside the box, and we will look into any possible option that

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Pancreatitis

The pancreas, a large organ located in the upper abdomen and behind the stomach, plays a very important role in digestion as well as in controlling blood sugar. Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants. It is a serious infection in which air sacs in the lungs fill with pus and other liquid. Pneumonia may be

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Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Hyaline Membrane Disease)

Overview Hyaline membrane disease (HMD), also called respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), is a condition that causes babies to need extra oxygen and help breathing. HMD is one of the most common

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Laryngomalacia (Congenital Laryngeal Stridor)

Laryngomalacia (also known as laryngealmalacia) is a condition that results from a birth defect in your child’s voice box (larynx). This can result in stridor—a high-pitched sound that is heard when

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Tracheomalacia

Tracheomalacia is collapse of the airway when breathing. This means that when your child exhales, the trachea narrows or collapses so much that it may feel hard to breathe. This may result in a

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Asthma

Asthma’s impact More than 22 million people in the United States, including 6.5 million children, have asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic medical condition among children in the United States.

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Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity

Long-term respiratory problems faced by babies born prematurely are known, generally, as either chronic lung disease (CLD) or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Some premature babies require the use of a

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