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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome: A Narrative Review

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Mother and Child Health, Fondazione Poliambulanza, 25124 Brescia, Italy
Independent Statistician, 36020 Solagna, Italy
Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
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Academic Editors: Rita Marie Ryan and Steven M. Donn
Received: 23 February 2021 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 12 March 2021 / Published: 17 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neonatal Respiratory Distress)
Meconium aspiration syndrome is a clinical condition characterized by respiratory failure occurring in neonates born through meconium-stained amniotic fluid. Worldwide, the incidence has declined in developed countries thanks to improved obstetric practices and perinatal care while challenges persist in developing countries. Despite the improved survival rate over the last decades, long-term morbidity among survivors remains a major concern. Since the 1960s, relevant changes have occurred in the perinatal and postnatal management of such patients but the most appropriate approach is still a matter of debate. This review offers an updated overview of the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, management and prognosis of infants with meconium aspiration syndrome. View Full-Text
Keywords: infant newborn; meconium aspiration syndrome; meconium-stained amniotic fluid infant newborn; meconium aspiration syndrome; meconium-stained amniotic fluid
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Monfredini, C.; Cavallin, F.; Villani, P.E.; Paterlini, G.; Allais, B.; Trevisanuto, D. Meconium Aspiration Syndrome: A Narrative Review. Children 2021, 8, 230.

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Monfredini C, Cavallin F, Villani PE, Paterlini G, Allais B, Trevisanuto D. Meconium Aspiration Syndrome: A Narrative Review. Children. 2021; 8(3):230.

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Monfredini, Chiara, Francesco Cavallin, Paolo E. Villani, Giuseppe Paterlini, Benedetta Allais, and Daniele Trevisanuto. 2021. "Meconium Aspiration Syndrome: A Narrative Review" Children 8, no. 3: 230.

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