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An abnormally rapid rate of respiration.



(also called polypnea), quick, shallow breathing without disturbance of rhythm. Tachypnea is a form of inspiratory dyspnea (labored breathing) unaccompanied by such clinical symptoms as constrained body position or cyanosis of the lips. Tachypnea may occur in healthy persons during physical exertion or nervous excitement.

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Most of the respiratory problems that accompany [cesarean delivery] result from delays in neonatal transition, such as transient tachypnea of the newborn .
Specific to the respiratory system they cover such topics as apnea of prematurity, asthma basics, asthma and teens, BPD, cystic fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and nutrition, managing asthma, meconium aspiration, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), and transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).
Finally, although it has long been known that a cesarean section baby is more likely to have transient tachypnea of the newborn (a usually mild event), an elective cesarean section at term would decrease such risks to the fetus of postmaturity syndrome and intrapartum mortality and morbidity.
The primary outcome, a composite of respiratory morbidities (including transient tachypnea of the newborn, surfactant use, and need for resuscitation at birth) within the first 72 hours of life, had significant differences between groups, occurring in 165 of 1,427 infants (11.
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