Dr Vamsi Krishna : Find the Best Pediatrician In Tirupati
Intubation and Ventilation
Mechanical ventilation uses a breathing machine called ventilator to help move air into and out of the lungs. To connect a child’s lungs to a ventilator, your doctor inserts a narrow plastic tube from the mouth into the windpipe through a process called intubation.
Central line insertion
A central line is a thin and soft tube (catheter) that is placed in a vein to deliver medications, fluids or other nutrients directly into a child’s bloodstream. A central line helps the child receive treatment with fewer needle pricks.
A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a type of central line. This is like an intravenous line, but it is much longer than a regular IV and goes all the way up to a vein near the heart or just inside the heart. The other end of the PICC line stays outside of the body, and the end of each line is covered with a cap.
Intercostal drainage (ICD)
ICD- Intercostal drainage is a procedure to drain fluid from the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. Infection, inflammation or injury can cause fluid to build up between this cavity, which requires drainage that can be done by a pediatric intensivist.
Nose and Ear foreign body removal
Infants and young children often put any object that they get in their ears, nose, or mouth. Objects in the mouth may be swallowed or breathed (aspirated) into the lungs. Objects in the ears and nose can get stuck in those parts too, thus making it hard to hear or breathe and can cause infection. Such objects can be removed by careful intervention. Dr. Vamsi Krishna has helped many young children by removing objects from the nose and ear.
Ultrasound (USG) of the lung is a specific non-invasive diagnostic procedure that produces images that are used to assess the structures inside the chest. Areas examined by chest USG include lungs, mediastinum, and pleural space. This allows your doctor to quickly examine the structures from outside and can help to assess blood flow to the chest organs.