Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Congenital and Perinatal Infections

by Jennifer S. Read

CONGENITAL AND PERINATAL INFECTIONS provides a concise and clinically-oriented primer on the congenital and perinatal infections likely to present in clinical practice. Written with the busy clinician in mind, it combines easy accessibility with state-of-the-art information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital and perinatal infections. Eschewing the notion that congenital and perinatal infections only encompass agents from the TORCH group of pathogens, this volume offers comprehensive information on the spectrum of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections that can manifest in mother or child. Combined with its brevity and emphasis on clinical management, CONGENITAL AND PERINATAL INFECTIONS is a definitive new guide to understanding this challenging group of infections.

Birth Trauma and Perinatal Brain Damage

by Vasily Vasilievich Vlasyuk

This book focuses on traumatic birth injuries, predominantly of the skull and brain, as well as hemorrhagic and ischemic disorders of cerebral circulation in fetuses and newborns, providing information on each condition’s classification, incidence, etiology and pathogenesis, pathomorphology, clinic, diagnostics, prognosis, and complications. It discusses the configuration (molding) of the head, venous congestion, displacements of cranial bones, ruptures of the cerebellar tentorium during labor, and the compression of the skull and brain damage caused by obstetric operations and asynclitic insertion of the head, while also describing the importance of the periosteal stagnation of the skull to assess the delivery and explanation of tentorium tears. Intracranial hemorrhages are considered in detail, taking into account the role of the traumatic factor in their occurrence and hypoxic-ischemic brain lesions (periventricular leukomalacia, selective neuronal necrosis, multicystic encephalomalacia, etc.). Lastly, it offers the world’s first explanation of why tentorium tears occur most frequently in the left half, providing an original classification of damaged tentoria, subarachnoid and intraventricular hemorrhages, and the degree of configuration of the head in childbirth. Given the depth and breadth of its coverage, the book offers an essential resource for neonatologists, obstetricians-gynecologists, perinatologists, pediatric neurologists, pathologists, pediatricians, forensic experts and neuroimaging professionals.

Workbook in Practical Neonatology

by Richard A. Polin MD

Using a highly effective, case-based approach, Workbook in Practical Neonatology puts neonatal evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment in a clinical context and tests your knowledge with questions and answers for each topic. You'll find authoritative guidance on the problems you're most likely to see in practice, including issues regarding resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, anemia, fluid therapy, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The 6th Edition has been extensively revised, with new authors, rewritten content, improved figures and tables, and many new cases throughout.

Neonatal Care: A Compendium of AAP Clinical Practice Guidelines and Policies

by American Academy

This new compendium gives you a single place to look for the most recent recommendations on quality care of pregnant women and their newborn infants. This manual contains American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statements, clinical and technical reports and an AAP clinical practice guideline related to neonatal care. Within this compendium, you will find the collected results of the AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn's efforts for the past several years. A wide range of perinatal topics, from antenatal counseling for periviable gestations, to hospital discharge of the high-risk infant, to post-discharge follow-up of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, is captured in these pages. More than 40 different topics, organized into 9 sections for easy reference, are included. Each statement or report contains an abstract overview, a concise presentation and critique of the available data, and a summary of the findings and/or recommendations, along with a current and comprehensive bibliography. Section topics include

  • Delivery/Discharge
  • Newborn Screening
  • High risk Newborn/Prematurity
  • Respiratory Support
  • Infections/Vaccinations
  • Complications/Issues
  • Safe sleep
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/Infant death

New Technologies and Perinatal Medicine: Prediction and Prevention of Pregnancy Complications

by Moshe Hod

The potential impact of work being conducted in genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics upon clinical practice for gynecologists is immense but not yet completely appreciated. This groundbreaking text from international experts examines the newest topics on the perinatal agenda and gives clinicians a  real look into the future via the newest methodologies.

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