Risk factors for development of transient tachypnea of newborns

Ghaith W. Hamdoon A
2018 Annals of the College of Medicine Mosul  
Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a frequently encountered form of neonatal respiratory distress. The underlying mechanism involves residual lung fluid that is delayed in clearance. TTN primarily occurs soon after birth and can last from 24 to 72 hours. Risk factors for TTN include elective cesarean section, male sex, late prematurity, low birth weight, macrosomia, polycythemia, maternal asthma and maternal diabetes. Treatment is often supportive with observation and potential oxygen
more » ... d potential oxygen supplementation. Objective: To identify the risk factors associated with development of transient tachypnea of newborns who were delivered either normally or through cesarean section, at 36 weeks or beyound and to compare the results with those of others.
doi:10.33899/mmed.2018.159185 fatcat:33aboogcerhhlftpz3put6sj2u