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.Learn More
Respiratory distress describes many of the symptoms related to breathing problems. There can be many causes of respiratory distress in children, but usually it’s caused by infections, chronic illness or a blocked airway.Learn More
Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Newborn
RDS stands for "respiratory distress syndrome." It is the most common lung disease in premature infants and it occurs because the baby’s lungs are not fully developed. The more premature the infant, the more likely it is for the baby to have RDS.Learn More
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.