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Apnea is a term for the absence of breathing for more than 20 seconds. It can occur in full-term babies, but is more common in premature babies. The more premature the baby, the greater the chances that apnea will occur.
Children’s National Health System is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
Sepsis is a term for severe infection that is present in the blood and spreads throughout the body.
ECMO is a modified form of heart and lung bypass used on a temporary basis, and an alternative to conventional methods of life support.