Conditions We Treat

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RBC Count

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Recovery Room/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

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Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)

RRP is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is a highly prevalent virus.

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Red Cell Disorders

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Renal Failure in Children

Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function. There are two different types of renal failure—acute and chronic.

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Respiratory Distress

Respiratory distress describes symptoms related to breathing problems. There can be many causes of respiratory distress in children. Usually, it is caused by infections, chronic illness or a blocked airway. Call 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room if you think they are in danger.

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Newborn

Respiratory distress syndrome, also known as RDS, is caused by not having enough surfactant in the lungs. It is the most common lung disease in premature infants and it occurs because the baby’s lungs are not fully developed. Babies with RDS need extra oxygen and surfactant as well as medicine.

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is most common from fall to spring. Symptoms of RSV include sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat and fever. For healthy babies, it is like getting a cold and can be treated at home. In some infants, RSV can be very serious and may require a hospital stay.

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Retinoblastoma

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Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the retina. This type of cancer is usually found in children younger than 3 years of age.

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Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retinopathy of Prematurity (re tin OP uh thee of pree mah TURE i tee), also known as ROP, is an eye problem for which premature babies are at high risk.

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Reye Syndrome in Children

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.