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aspiration

1. 
a. the act of breathing
b. a breath
2. removal of air or fluid from a body cavity by suction
3. Med
a. the sucking of fluid or foreign matter into the air passages of the body
b. the removal of air or fluid from the body by suction

aspiration

[‚as·pə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
The removal of fluids from a cavity by suction.
(microbiology)
The use of suction to draw up a sample in a pipette.
(science and technology)
Act or the result of removing, carrying along, or drawing by suction.

aspiration

In an air-conditioned room, the pulling of room air into the moving air-stream which is discharging from a diffuser.
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As far as good outcome is concerned, combined obstetric and paediatric care can lead to prevention and reduced severity of meconium aspiration syndrome with low complication rate and decrease mortality.
The study population was similar to ours and 66% were delivered by caesarean section mostly due to foetal distress and meconium aspiration, but surprisingly there were no neonatal sequale.
Given the incidence of meconium aspiration syndrome, "from a national perinatal database, we think we would require about 480 babies to study the difference," said Dr.
Causes N (%) Pneumonia/Sepsis 3(30%) Hyaline Membrane Disease 2(20%) Meconium Aspiration 2(20%) Congenital diaphragmatic hernia 1(10%) Spontaneous 2(20%) Table 2: Incidence of Pneumothoraces.
After exclusion of infants with meconium aspiration, the risk estimates increased slightly, the researchers said.
The meconium aspiration causes brain damage so we just have to take it day by day to see if there's any effects of brain damage but at the moment the doctors are pleased with his progress.
Results: The rate of meconium aspiration syndrome exceeded national averages prior to the change in the source of the community water and then decreased to within national averages.
Discovery is currently conducting a Phase 2 clinical trial for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in adults, Phase 3 and Phase 2 clinical trials for Meconium Aspiration Syndrome in full-term infants.
Discovery's Surfactant Replacement Therapy is also in a Phase 2 clinical trial for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in adults, a Phase 3 and a Phase 2 clinical trial for Meconium Aspiration Syndrome in full-term infants, and a Phase 1b clinical trial for asthma.
The primary outcomes measured were neonatal mortality in the absence of a major congenital malformation or moderate-to-severe morbidity (admission of an infant to the neonatal intensive care unit with cord-blood metabolic acidosis, neonatal seizures, hypotonia lasting >4 hours, mechanical ventilation >15 minutes, use of inotropic support, renal failure, or meconium aspiration syndrome).
A comparison group of 54 infants had only three cases of complications: respiratory distress, meconium aspiration, and jaundice.