Dr. Allen Cherer | Neonatal Care & Pediatrics

Dr. Allen Cherer is a neonatal care expert with over 30 years of medical accomplishments to his name.

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Echogenic Bowel: An Overview

Though it is not an incredibly common diagnosis, there are still thousands of fetuses diagnosed with an echogenic bowel each year. Roughly 1.8 percent of all fetuses have echogenic bowel, and their parents often wonder what exactly this term means. Understanding all the details about echogenic bowel will help parents discover how to handle this […]

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A Closer Look at Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic disorder that is generally rare. It occurs in approximately one out of every 12,000 births and results in weak muscle tone, delayed development, and poor growth. Around the age of two, children with the condition develop an insatiable appetite that can lead to obesity. The condition was first identified by […]

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DiGeorge Syndrome: An Overview

Primarily observed in children under the age of two, DiGeorge Syndrome is a rare neonatal chromosomal disorder affecting bodily development. The condition, which is also called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, is caused by a defect in chromosome 22 and has a varying range of symptoms impacting both physical and mental growth. In some cases, it can […]

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Respiratory Distress in Newborns

Respiratory distress syndrome, or RDS, is a common lung complaint for infants. This is especially true in premature babies, born before 37 weeks. The more premature the baby, the greater the chance the child will develop RDS. RDS is caused by a shortage of pulmonary surfactant. Surfactant is a liquid that helps keep air sacs […]

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