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RSV is more serious in infants (Video)
...respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) might mean a runny nose and cough for most people, for newborns, the elderly, and others with...
African Americans and prematurity: The increased risks many moms face
...a serious infection from a common respiratory virus known as respiratory syncytial virus (or RSV). RSV is the leading cause of infant hospitalizations for babies during the first year of...
Akron Children's saved our son's life
...was 3, he spent 18 days in the hospital, with 9 of those days in the PICU battling pneumonia and RSV.It happened to be during the radiothon again and he was given stuffed animals that brightened...
Comforted by familiar faces as RSV sends boys back to hospital
...signs as Ean and was also transported to Akron's main campus. Our children were diagnosed with RSV. We were in shock.Since the boys were discharged from the NICU in late October we have done...
What we thought was just asthma turned out to be a severe immune system disorder
...son, Paul, has been sick since almost 4 months old with RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). For about 7-1/2 years we kept having doctors' appointments and...
Breathing easier: Teaming up for the best care
...for the treatment and ongoing care of her 8-year-old daughter, Payton.A serious bout of RSV  damaged Payton’s lungs when she was a toddler, which led to asthma. As a registered...
Meet Olivia
...the ER at Akron Children's Beeghly campus. Once Olivia was there, they quickly diagnosed her with RSV and she was admitted for four days. We will be forever grateful to the dedicated nurses and...
Giant Eagle spotlight: A wealth of resources for sickle cell anemia
...among other complications. Ambrazae has pain crises, has had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and respiratory failure during her short life. “The most challenging time for us was...
Top 10 Akron Children's YouTube videos - 2011
...Mitochondrial Diseases 5.   Early Puberty 6.   Bedwetting 7.   Preventing Birth Defects 8.   RSV 9.   Self Injury 10. Secondhand Smoke and...
The flu: Importance of immunization, isolation and hand washing (Video)
...it seems like there have been a few more empty seats in classrooms and offices lately, it may...
Febrile seizures: A new challenge for the new year
...we left. Of course we’ve been battling ear infections and reactive airway disease – and possibly RSV – over the past few months so it wasn’t anything new for him not to be feeling great.As we...
Meet Addison: fighting spirit, smiling face!
...keeping an eye on the other one.During her first year, she was always sick with ear infections, RSV, and even pneumonia. She also began OT and PT because we began to notice that she was very...
After difficult journey, my daughters are thriving after life-changing diagnosis of natural killer cell deficiency
...Her ear infections were secondary to URIs (urinary tract infections), bronchitis, croup, and RSV.We saw doctor after doctor, each telling us that they should be fine, they will outgrow it,...
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RSV
Tip #IN205 - Cause, symptoms, prevention, treatment, duration and complications.
A to Z: Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Learn about RSV, a contagious infection that's a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. (Article for Parents)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of this contagious infection. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Pneumonia, Viral
Learn about viral pneumonia, a lung infection caused by a virus. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects the bronchioles, tiny airways that lead to the lungs. (Article for Parents)
Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects tiny airways - the bronchioles - that lead to the lungs. (Article for Parents)
Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about the characteristics of various types of pneumonia. (Article for Parents)
Wheezing and Asthma in Infants
If your infant wheezes while battling a cold, you may be wondering if the problem is asthma. But it's not always clear if a baby has asthma. (Article for Parents)
Taking Your Preemie Home
If you're about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you'll be ready. (Article for Parents)
Walking Pneumonia
Many kids with this milder version of pneumonia feel well enough to go to school. But it's important to keep kids home until after treatment kicks in and symptoms improve. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Croup
Croup is a viral infection that causes an inflammation of the upper airways — the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Viral Infection
A viral infection is a an infection caused by a virus (a type of germ). (Article for Parents)
Croup
Croup is characterized by a loud cough that resembles the barking of a seal and difficulty breathing. Most cases of croup are caused by viruses, are mild, and can be treated at home. (Article for Parents)
How Contagious Is Pneumonia?
Find out what the experts have to say. (Article for Parents)
First Aid: Croup
Croup is a viral infection that causes a telltake "barking" cough. Find out what to do if your child has croup and when to call the doctor. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Wheezing
A "wheeze" is a high-pitched whistling sound made when air flows through narrowed airways in the lungs. (Article for Parents)
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
Babies who are born prematurely or who experience respiratory problems shortly after birth are at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), sometimes called chronic lung disease. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Upper Respiratory Infection
An upper respiratory infection (URI) can be caused by many viruses or bacteria. The common cold, croup, and sinusitis are all URIs. (Article for Parents)
Coughing
Coughs are a frequent symptom of childhood illness, but don't usually signify a serious condition. Learn about different coughs and how to help. (Article for Parents)
First Aid: Common Cold
Kids can get up to eight colds a year - or more. The common cold sends more kids to the doctor than any other illness. (Article for Parents)
First Aid: Coughing
Coughing is a healthy reflex that helps clear the airways. A severe or lingering cough requires medical treatment, but many coughs are caused by viruses that just need to run their course. (Article for Parents)
Virus respiratorio sincitial
El virus sincitial respiratorio (VSR) es la principal causa de enfermedades respiratorias en los niños pequeños. El VSR provoca infecciones en los pulmones y las vías respiratorias. En los adultos, puede provocar solo los síntomas típicos de un catarro común, como nariz tapada o secreción nasal, dolor de garganta, dolor de cabeza leve, tos, fiebre y malestar general. Pero en los bebés prematuros y los niños con enfermedades pulmonares, el corazón o el sistema inmunitario, las infecciones por VSR pueden provocar enfermedades más graves. (Article for Parents)
Lungs and Respiratory System
By the time we're 70 years old, we will have taken at least 600 million breaths. All of this breathing couldn't happen without the respiratory system. (Article for Parents)
Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a common infection of the lungs that can usually be treated without a hospital stay. (Article for Teens)
Parenting Multiples
Every book on parenting will tell you that life forever changes after the birth of a child. So parents of twins or higher-order multiples (triplets or more) can feel as if they've left the hospital and arrived home on a different planet. (Article for Parents)
Neumonía
Es verdad que la neumonía, también denominada “pulmonía”, puede ser grave. Pero muy a menudo es una infección que tiene fácil tratamiento y que no requiere ingreso hospitalario. (Article for Teens)
Neumonía
“Neumonía” es un término general que engloba las infecciones de pulmón, que pueden estar provocadas por diversos microorganismos, como virus, bacterias, hongos y parásitos. (Article for Parents)
Directory of English-Spanish Translations
This directory contains a list of all topics available in Spanish, organized alphabetically in English with links to both the Spanish and English articles. (Article for Parents)

Conditions 3 found

Cough
...cough, RSV, respiratory infection, chest...
Bronchiolitis
...medicine, NICU, pulmonology, RSV, respiratory center, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, infectious disease, intensive...

Providers 1 found

James Besunder, DO
Akron Children's Hospital
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
214 W. Bowery St.
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8639
Fax: 330-543-8136
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Videos 4 found

RSV (WKBN)
Video: Gary Backner, DO, a pediatrician at the Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics Warren office, was featured in this story about the occurrence and treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Originally aired on WKBN on January 21, 2013.
RSV
Video: While respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) might mean a runny nose and cough for most folks, for newborns and the elderly, it could be a life-threatening illness. In this Children's Channel video podcast, Michael Forbes, MD, an intensivist in the pediatric intensive care unit at Akron Children's Hospital, provides an overview of RSV, as well as what families can do to prevent and treat this potentially dangerous condition.
RSV (WEWS)
Video: James Besunder, DO, the director of pediatric critical care at Akron Children's Hospital, was featured in WEWS report about RSV in children. Originally aired January 28, 2011.
The Flu
Video: Plenty of rest, fluids, fever reducers and a hug or two or three from mom and dad can go a long way toward making a young child with the flu feel better. In this Children's Channel video, Michael Bigham, MD, an intensivist at Akron Children's Hospital, provides an overview of influenza, including common symptoms, home treatment and when to call the doctor.

News 3 found

RSV is serious for infants, especially preterm babies
...respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) might mean a runny nose and cough for most folks, for newborns and the elderly, it could be a...
Akron Children's puts visitor restrictions in place
...and influenza activity is steadily increasing and most of the country, including northeast...
Akron Children's reinforces visitor restrictions
...seasonal RSV and influenza activity on the rise in the community, Akron Children’s Hospital is...