Problem Case Diagnoses

A. The initial diagnosis of GERD in the 3-month-old male infant was confirmed by pH probe.

B. AP and lateral neck x-rays supported a diagnosis of adenotonsil-lar hypertrophy in the 3-year-old boy. During sleep, persistent oxyhemoglobin desaturation was treated with repositioning and supplemental oxygen therapy, maintaining oxyhemoglobin saturation levels in the 90-92% range. Clinical improvement occurred after urgent adenotonsillectomy.

Teaching Pearl: Question. What is the most common cause of severe apnea associated with viral infection?

VIII. Teaching Pearl: Answer. RSV; it can cause bronchiolitis and sometimes pneumonia in affected infants.

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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