In the link, what condition is the baby born with? I can't understand what the doctor is saying.?
12:14 - 12:16
I think it's based on a true story.
- Lab GuyLv 61 month ago
Typical premature baby that doesn't have complete fetal lung maturity which results in hyaline membrane disease. Fetal lung maturity is always assessed before or after delivery of premature infants.
"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 problems seen in premature babies. The more premature the baby, the higher the risk and the more severe the HMD."
There's chemicals in the lung that are required to prevent the lung from sticking to itself like the rolled up bags in the grocery store vegetable section. It is difficult to open them up. The chemicals line the lungs and prevent sticking for easy expansion. Otherwise it's like they are glued together and won't open up like a balloon. That comes with time and maturity which isn't present in premature infants. We can measure the chemicals and determine who mature or immature the lungs are.