Essentials of Neonatal Medicine

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Following the standard Essentials format, the third edition has been completely updated, allowing the reader to learn the essentials of neonatology.

Neonatal medicine continues to develop, with improvements in survival and therapies better directed toward the prevention and management of complications in newborn babies. The new edition reflects these developments and also features an important chapter on ethical issues that arise as the result ...

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Overview

Following the standard Essentials format, the third edition has been completely updated, allowing the reader to learn the essentials of neonatology.

Neonatal medicine continues to develop, with improvements in survival and therapies better directed toward the prevention and management of complications in newborn babies. The new edition reflects these developments and also features an important chapter on ethical issues that arise as the result of emerging technologies.

Covering both the technology and the art of looking at the higher-risk babies Essentials of Neonatal Medicine 3e is an essential read for all students of neonatal medicine including paediatricians in training, neonatal nurses, midwives and health practitioners.

Disc. physical exam of newborn, birth injuries, low birth weight; diag. & treatment of specific disorders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632035588
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/27/1993
  • Series: Essentials Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448

Meet the Author

Malcolm Levene, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FMedSc
Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Leeds General Infirmary
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Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition.

Preface to the first edition.

Acknowledgements.

1. Definitions and terminology.

2. Fetal physiology, assessment of fetal wellbeing and adaptation to extrauterine life.

3. Neonatal depression at birth and resuscitation of the newborn.

4. Examination of the newborn.

5. Birth trauma.

6. Infant feeding and nutrition.

7. Infection.

8. The low birthweight infant.

9. Thermoregulation.

10. Respiratory disorders.

11. Respiratory physiology, respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation.

12. Apnoea, bradycardia and upper airway obstruction.

13. Jaundice.

14. Congenital abnormalities: malformations and deformations.

15. Genetics and genetic disorders.

16. Endocrine and metabolic disorders.

17. Disorders of the cardiovascular system.

18. Haematological disorders.

19. Neurological disorders.

20. The special senses: hearing and vision.

21. Congenital postural deformities and abnormalities of the extremities.

22. Renal disorders in the newborn.

23. Gastrointestinal disorders.

24. Skin disorders.

25. Multiple births.

26. Neonatal transport and organization of perinatal services.

27. Follow-up of high-risk infants.

28. Parent-infant attachment and support for parents experiencing perinatal loss.

29. Ethical issues in the treatment of critically ill newborn infants.

30. Procedures.

31. Pharmacopoeia.

Index

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