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norbertteig

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    Norbert
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    Teig
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    Neonatologist
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    Unversity Children's Hospital Bochum
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    Bochum, Germany

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  1. Certainly the reason for hypernatremia during the first days of life in these infant is excess of free water loss (transpepidermal), so besides plastic bags and high humidity 100 ml/kg/d free water (dextrose) is a reasonable starting point. Additional infusion of sodium,however, often cannot be handled by these infants. Therefore we have changed our infusion policy for umbilical artery catheters (formerly with isotonic sodium chloride at 0.5 ml/kg which sums up to 3.4 mmol sodium/kg/d in a 500 g premie) and now use a isotonic sodium-free mixture of sterile water and amino acids 10% (7 ml Amino
  2. Hi there, In my experience (and to my knowledge) there are neither cinicial nor scientific data that would support the use of steroids in laryngomalacia. Though all cases of laryngomalacia improve with time, the time interval is quite long (at least several months) and just waiting is no reasonable approach in patients with the most severe forms needing a tube for maintaining respiration. There are some ENT surgeons that try to stiffen the larynx by laser treatment ("trimming") and we have seen at least two patients in whom tracheostomy has been avoided by this method. Before considering
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