Essentials of Neonatal Medicine

Author: Levene, Malcolm I.


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  • ISBN: 9780632051632
  • Author: Levene, Malcolm I.
  • Publ Date: 2000-02-10
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 69858

Table of Contents :

Definitions and terminology; Foetal physiology, assessment of foetal well-being and adaptation to extrauterine life; Neonatal depression at birth and resuscitation of the newborn; Examination of the newborn; Birth trauma; Infant feeding and nutrition; Infection; The low birth-weight infant; Thermoregulation; Respiratory disorders; Respiratory physiology, respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation; Apnoea, bradycardia and upper airway obstruction; Jaundice; Congenital abnormalities: malformations and deformations; Genetics and genetic disorders; Endocrine and metabolic disorders; Disorders of the cardiovascular system; Haematological disorders; Neurological disorders; The special senses: hearing and vision; Congenital postural deformities and abnormalities of the extremities; Renal disorders in the newborn; Gastrointestinal disorders; Skin disorders; Multiple births; Neonatal transport and organization of perinatal services; Follow-up of high-risk infants; Parental-infant attachment and support for parents; Experiencing perinatal loss; Ethical issues in the treatment of critically ill newborn infants; Procedures; Pharmacopoeia.


Following the standard "Essentials" format, this third edition has been completely updated. Neonatal medicine continues to develop with improvements in survival and therapies better directed towards 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.


Reviews on previous editions: "The style is clear without being over dogmatic, the layout is attractive...the book can be recommended - it contains enough information for the MRCP and DCH examinations. It would also be a worthwhile purchase for hospital libraries and special care baby units."British Medical Journal"Here is a concise introductory text on neonatal medicine suitable for students, obstetric practitioners and residents working in special care nurseries."Australian & New Zealand Journal of MedicineReviews on 3rd Ed"Avid reading and enthusiastic reports as soon as this book arrived in our library bear testimony to its practical usefulness for students of basic and advanced midwifery."Midwifery."..Essentials of Neonatal Medicine is indeed an essential addition to all neonatal libraries as well as individuals.""This compact, 344 page, volume could and should go everywhere with every neonatal practitioner......Essentials of Neonatal Medicine is indeed an essential addition to all neonatal libraries as well as individuals!" Journal of Neonatal Nursing/2000."..For a book this size and cost, the scope of well-structured and clearly visual material is a major strength." Luton & Dunstable Hospital Newsletter/June2000"This is an excellent book that covers many aspects of neonatal medicine, from examination of a newborn through to procedures including resuscitation and lumbar puncture. Sphincter - Liverpool Medical Students' Society journal Published Reviews of the 3rd EditionClearly written with many tables and photographs, and a pharmacopoeia at the end.This is a useful text for trainees in pediatrics and neonatal nurses."Journal of Endocrinology, vol.15, no.9"

Author Biography:

Malcolm Levene, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FMedScProfessor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Leeds General Infirmary


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