A 3200 g male infant was born at 40 weeks gestation to a 40-year-old gravida 4, para 3 mother. Pregnancy was uneventful and the infant was born via normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. The infant developed marked respiratory distress upon delivery and the heart rate remained below 100/min, for which the infant received positive pressure ventilation for 30 seconds with a bag and mask, then admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit under continuous positive airway pressure ventilation.
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