Neonatology at a Glance / Edition 2

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The at a Glance series is popular among medical students, residents, junior doctors and health professionals for its concise and clear approach and excellent illustrations.

Each topic is concisely covered in a double-page spread with color summary diagrams accompanied by explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical and nursing training and beyond.

Everything you need to know about Neonatology... at a Glance!

Written by leading international experts, this accessible overview provides need-to-know information on perinatal medicine, the normal newborn infant, preterm infants and neonatal problems encountered in Intensive Care Units, and their management.

Neonatology at a Glance:

  • Provides coverage of the important conditions you will encounter
  • Addresses ethical issues, the death of an infant, quality assurance and evidence-based medicine
  • Includes invaluable advice on practical procedures, in text and diagrammatic form
  • Has been updated to reflect current practice in both the UK and US

Neonatology at a Glance is the perfect guide for all health professionals looking after newborn infants, including paediatric trainees, medical students, neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses, therapists and midwives. For neonatologists, pediatricians and nurse tutors it is a valuable resource to assist with teaching.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It would be a useful complement to more in-depth information that paediatricians and neonatal nurses would provide to parents with a sick or preterm infant." (NZ College of Midwives magazine, 1 December 2011)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jay P. Goldsmith, MD (Tulane University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a second edition of a book first published in 2006 by two of the deans of neonatal medicine in the U.S. and U.K. Part of the At a Glance series aimed at medical students and residents, it provides a quick overview of this field of medicine with no significant, in-depth coverage or references. The book is quite attractive with outstanding graphics, charts, and pictures to complement the concise text.
Purpose: The editors state the book is designed to briefly review and illustrate the "breadth of neonatology in under 100 double pages." They have identified the most important points and have used the visual impact of their pictures and graphics to produce a very effective and appealing book for young clinicians or students. This is a wonderful resource for the novice to neonatal care.
Audience: It is aimed at medical students, residents, nurses and nurse practitioners, therapists, and midwives. It is not meant as a resource for in-depth discussion of any topic and it does not cover therapy in a meaningful way as do the usual handbooks in neonatology. The editors are two of the most respected neonatologists in the U.S. and the U.K., and the contributors are also well respected.
Features: The book covers the entire field of neonatology in 100 double pages. While most of the disease processes and therapeutic interventions are reviewed in this format, the editors also include sections on ethical and research issues, quality assurance, evidence-based medicine, global neonatology, newborn death, autopsy, and neonatal outcome after extreme prematurity. The color graphics, pictures, and charts are superb. Scattered throughout the book are key point and question boxes that highlight the important points. There are no references, although I found the information quite up to date.
Assessment: This beautifully constructed book makes the field of neonatology quite accessible and appealing. It is not aimed at experienced neonatologists, but some of the charts and graphs can be used by senior physicians as teaching aids. In some ways, this book resembles Care of the High-Risk Neonate (Elsevier), which Dr. Fanaroff coedited for five editions from 1973 to 2001, but the color graphics in this book make it much more attractive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405199513
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: At a Glance Series , #37
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 913,475
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Tom Lissauer is Hon Consultant Neonatologist, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, and Consultant Paediatric Programme Director at the Institute of Global Health, Imperial College, London

Dr Avroy A. Fanaroff is Eliza Henry Barnes Chair of Neonatology at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, and Professor of Pediatrics and Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Contributors 8

Part 1 Introduction

1 Milestones in neonatology 10

2 Epidemiology 12

Part 2 Perinatal medicine

3 Perinatal medicine 14

4 Prepregnancy care, prenatal screening, fetal medicine and surgery 16

5 Maternal medical conditions 18

6 Intrauterine growth restriction 20

7 Preterm delivery and multiple births 22

8 Birth defects and genetic disorders 24

9 Maternal drugs affecting the fetus and newborn infant 26

10 Congenital infection 28

Part 3 Delivery

11 Adaptation to extrauterine life 32

12 Neonatal resuscitation 34

13 Hypoxicischemic encephalopathy 38

14 Birth injuries 42

Part 4 The normal newborn infant

15Routine care of the newborn infant 44

16 Routine examination of the newborn infant 46

17 Neurologic examination 48

18 Care and support for parents 50

19 Feeding 52

20 Minor abnormalities in the first few days 54

21 Common problems of term infants 56

Part 5 The sick newborn infant

22 Admission to the neonatal unit 58

23 Developmental care 60

24 Stabilizing the sick newborn infant 62

25 Respiratory support 64

Part 6 The preterm infant

26 Preterm infants and their complications 68

27 Lung development and surfactant 70

28 Respiratory distress syndrome 72

29 Temperature control 74

30 Growth and nutrition 76

31 Intraventricular hemorrhage and periventricular leukomalacia 78

32 Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) 80

33 Infection, jaundice, anemia, osteopenia of prematurity 82

34 Apnea, bradycardia and desaturations, retinopathy of prematurity 84

35 Necrotizing enterocolitis 86

36 Bronchopulmonary dysplasia 88

37 Outcome of very preterm infants 90

Part 7 Neonatal problems

38 Respiratory distress in term infants 92

39 Upper airway disorders 96

40 Jaundice 98

41 Neonatal infection 102

42 Specific bacterial infections 104

43 Viral infections 106

44 Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia 108

45 Inborn errors of metabolism 110

46 Gastrointestinal disorders 112

47 Gastrointestinal obstruction 116

48 Cardiac disorders 118

49 Renal and urinary tract anomalies diagnosed prenatally 122

50 Renal and urinary tract disorders 124

51 Genital disorders 128

52 Disorders of sexual differentiation 130

53 Anemia and polycythemia 132

54 Neutrophil and thrombotic disorders 134

55 Coagulation disorders 136

56 Dermatological disorders 138

57 Seizures and strokes 140

58 Neural tube defects and hydrocephalus 142

59 The hypotonic infant 144

60 Bone and joint disorders 146

61 Hearing and vision 148

Part 8 Aspects of neonatal intensive care

62 Pain 150

63 Pharmacology 152

64 Quality assurance 154

65 Critical incidents 156

66 Evidence-based medicine 160

67 Ethics 162

68 Research and consent 164

69 When a baby dies 166

70 Discharge from hospital 168

71 Follow-up of high-risk infants 170

Part 9 Global

72 Global overview 172

Part 10 Transport

73 Transport of the sick newborn infant 176

Part 11 Practical procedures

74 Intubation and chest tubes 178

75 Common practical procedures 180

76 Umbilical catheters and intraosseous cannulation 182

77 Central venous catheters and exchange transfusions 184

78 Cranial ultrasound 186

79 Echocardiology for the neonatologist 190

80 Gestational age, BP, severity of illness assessment 192

Index 195

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