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Pericarditis in Children

Since we love our children with all of our hearts, everyone always wants their children to have a healthy, happy, and beating heart. When conditions develop that affect a child’s heart health, such as pediatric pericarditis, it can be one of the scariest experiences you can encounter. It’s natural to want as much information about…

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Pericarditis in Children

TPN vs Tube Feeding: What’s the Difference?

Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and tube feeding are two distinct methods of nutritional delivery for patients who are unable to meet their own nutritional needs. If someone is at risk of malnutrition due to an injury, disease, other medical condition, or a non-functional gastrointestinal system, supplemental feeding can help meet caloric and nutritional needs. Supplemental…

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TPN vs Tube Feeding

PPN vs TPN: What’s the Difference Between TPN and PPN?

In medical terminology, PN stands for parenteral nutrition. This is when nutritional needs are delivered intravenously to patients who are unable to meet their dietary needs through regular digestion. There are two primary types of PN, peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) and total parenteral nutrition (TPN). As the names imply, PPN is generally used for patients…

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What's the Difference Between TPN and PPN

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a congenital disorder that can negatively affect blood vessels, skin, muscles, and bones. This condition is relatively rare, affecting one in 100,000 people. Although there is not a cure, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is usually manageable with treatment. If your child or a loved one has been diagnosed with this condition, educating yourself…

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Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

Hirschsprung’s Disease 

Pronounced “HIRSH-sproongz,” Hirschsprung’s Disease affects the colon and the ability to have bowel movements. Caused by missing nerve cells in the intestinal muscles, this condition can cause blockages and other symptoms. Hirschsprung’s Disease is present at birth for those affected and often causes an inability to have a bowel movement in the days after delivery….

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Hirschsprung's Disease

Caring for a Child with Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome is a condition that affects the chromosomes and development of girls. Medical researchers estimate Turner Syndrome is present in 1 out of every 2,500 births, so although it is relatively rare, it still impacts tens of thousands of people every year. Although this condition is treatable and the long-term outlook is usually positive, children with…

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Caring for a Child with Turner Syndrome

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

Certain conditions, particularly those affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) system, can require specialized nutritional needs. In medicine, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is when all dietary needs in a patient are supplied by intravenous (IV) methods. This can ensure that people who are otherwise unable to ingest and digest regular food receive the nutrients and other requirements…

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Total Parenteral Nutrition

Wilson’s Disease

Wilson’s Disease is an extremely rare condition that affects how the body gets rid of copper in vital organs. In fact, Wilson’s Disease has only been diagnosed in 2,000 to 3,000 cases in the United States. The disorder is usually identified in older children and adults under 35, but it can be found in younger and older…

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Wilson's Disease

Turner Syndrome in Children

When you have a baby girl, you look forward to raising her to be the best version of herself. You want her to grow up strong and healthy. That’s why, when she’s diagnosed with Turner syndrome, it can feel like a step in the wrong direction. But, women with Turner syndrome can live long fulfilling…

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Turner Syndrome in Children

Jeune Syndrome in Children

As your child grows up, you take pride in seeing them reach important milestones — from crawling and walking to speaking. Part of seeing your child grow is physical as much as it is mental. But what happens if your child doesn’t seem to be growing at the same rate physically as other children? Are…

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Jeune Syndrome in Children