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Transition from fetal to neonatal respiration
and that of Gunther (1957):
from placental transfusion during the minutes following birth .
must occur for a newborn infant to make the transition from placental
to pulmonary respiration .
inflation of the lungs occurs only after the capillaries surrounding the alveoli
are filled with blood . Jaykka further showed that ventilation of fetal lungs
leads to patchy inflation of lung tissue closest to the airways. Transfusion
with blood leads to full inflation of all lobes.
for understanding that placental blood is respiratory blood, and its transfer to
the lungs following birth is crucial for survival and health of the infant.
A decade online (2000-2010)
Instrument of harm
The first breath
Postnatal placental circulation
Comments for the IACC
Conrad Simon (1963-1995)
Pictures (Conrad & his brothers)
Death in a group home
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Eileen Nicole Simon
Conrad Simon Memorial Research Initiative