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malposition

[¦mal·pə′zish·ən]
(medicine)
Abnormal position of an organ or other body structure, or of the fetus.
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Severe gaseous gastric distension or poorly inflated lungs may be the only clues to tube malposition.
The hearing loss is due to malposition of the stapes on the oval window.
The authors state that although tracheostomy (trach) tube malposition is one barrier to weaning patients from mechanical ventilation, there have been limited studies describing the factors contributing to trach tube malposition.
Typical anomalies detectable in this plane at 11-14 weeks are: atrioventricular septal defect, single ventricle, some hearts with a hypoplastic left or right ventricle, cardiac malposition, and cardiomegaly in Ebstein anomaly.
IN 1998, the main causes of maternal death in rural India were: anaemia (24%), bleeding in pregnancy and puerperium (23%), abortion (12%), eclampsia and toxaemia (10%), puerperal sepsis (10%), malposition of child leading to death of the mother (7%) and unclassified symptoms (14%).
On admission, they were diagnosed with either a first supratentorial stroke or no significant disturbance from an earlier stroke (Modified Ranking Scale 0-2) [19] and were selected for this study if they had (1) Functional Ambulation Category (FAC) of 0-3 [20], (2) voluntary movement on the leg of the affected side, (3) BI score of 25-75 [21], (4) age 18 to 85 years, (5) no unstable cardiovascular disease, (6) body mass index <32, (7) no severe malposition of joints, and (8) no severe cognitive or communicative disorders.
Failure to divert CSF from the ventricles through the VP shunt may occur due to suboptimal placement or distal catheter malposition.
There have been several reported approaches to classify cardiac malposition (10-12).
The potential risks, physicians said, include malposition or instability of the prostheses, skin necrosis and maceration, fracture, and nerve palsy.
Although the poster did not mention any adverse events that may have been associated with digital/manual rotation, the authors suggested that the maneuver be considered in cases of occipitoposterior malposition.
Among those with tarsal scarring, a small proportion will have thickening of the tarsus and deformation of the lid, whereby the malposition of eyelashes leads to abrasion of the cornea and, in some cases, corneal ulceration and scarring.