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Neonatology at a Glance

"Neonatology at a Glance" provides a concise and accessible introduction to neonatal medicine for junior doctors, medical students, neonatal nurses and midwives. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams and illustrations encapsulating all that the students need to know. This brand new text is written by the leading experts in the field. Full-colour comprehensive overview of neonatology including, the preterm infant, common neonatal conditions and their management, critical care for babies, special baby units, palliative care and ethical issues, and practical procedures is organised according to conditions affecting the infant before birth including foetal medicine, the normal newborn infant, followed by neonatal problems. It includes practical procedures in text and diagram form not usually found in neonatal books. "Neonatology at a Glance" will appeal to all junior doctors and clinical medical students undertaking their paediatric attachment and revising for final exams. The book is also suitable for nurses training in child health, nurses in special care baby units, therapists and midwives.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction. 1 Milestones in neonatology. 2 Epidemiology. Part 2 Perinatal medicine. 3 Perinatal medicine. 4 Prepregnancy care, prenatal screening, fetal medicine and surgery. 5 Maternal medical conditions. 6 Intrauterine growth restriction. 7 Preterm delivery and multiple births. 8 Birth defects and genetic disorders. 9 Maternal drugs affecting the fetus and newborn infant. 10 Congenital infection. Part 3 Delivery. 11 Adaptation to extrauterine life. 12 Neonatal resuscitation. 13 Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. 14 Birth injuries. Part 4 The normal newborn infant. 15 Routine care of the newborn infant. 16 Routine examination of the newborn infant. 17 Neurologic examination. 18 Care and support for parents. 19 Feeding. 20 Transient abnormalities in the first few days. 21 Common problems of term infants. Part 5 The sick newborn infant. 22 Admission to the neonatal unit. 23 Developmental care. 24 Stabilizing the sick newborn infant. 25 Respiratory support. Part 6 The preterm infant. 26 The preterm infant. 27 Lung development and surfactant. 28 Respiratory distress syndrome. 29 Temperature control. 30 Growth and nutrition. 31 Cerebral hemorrhage and periventricular leukomalacia. 32 Patent ductus arteriosus. 33 Infection, jaundice, anemia, osteopenia of prematurity. 34 Apnea, bradycardia and desaturations, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). 35 Necrotizing enterocolitis. 36 Bronchopulmonary dysplasia. 37 Outcome of very low birthweight infants. Part 7 Neonatal problems. 38 Respiratory distress in term infants. 39 Jaundice. 40 Neonatal infection. 41 Specific bacterial infections. 42 Viral infections. 43 Hypoglycemia. 44 Inborn errors of metabolism. 45 Gastrointestinal disorders. 46 Gastrointestinal obstruction. 47 Cardiac disorders. 48 Kidney and urinary tract disorders: antenatal diagnosis. 49 Kidney and urinary tract disorders. 50 Genital abnormalities. 51 Disorders of sexual differentiation. 52 Anemia and polycythemia. 53 Neutrophil and thrombotic disorders. 54 Coagulation disorders. 55 Skin. 56 Seizures and craniofacial abnormalities. 57 Neural tube defects and hydrocephalus. 58 The hypotonic infant. 59 Bone and joint disorders. 60 Hearing and vision. Part 8 Aspects of neonatal intensive care. 61 Pain. 62 Pharmacology and quality assurance. 63 Iatrogenic disorders. 64 Evidence-based medicine. 65 Ethics. 66 Research and consent. 67 When a baby dies. 68 Discharge from hospital. 69 Follow-up of high-risk infants. Part 9 Global. 70 Global overview. Part 10 Transport. 71 Transport of the sick newborn infant. Part 11 Practical procedures. 72 Intubation and mechanical ventilation. 73 Common practical procedures. 74 Central venous catheters and intraosseous cannulation. 75 Chest tubes and exchange transfusions. 76 Cranial ultrasound. 77 Echocardiography for the neonatologist. 78 Gestational age assessment, blood pressure charts, severity of illness scores. Index.

About the Author

Dr Tom Lissauer is the author of the well known and popular Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics. With regard to the MRCP, Dr Lissauer is a senior examiner, Paediatric Secretary to the Part 2 Board and on the National Policy Committee. For the MRCPCH examination he is on the Examinations Committee and has special responsibility for international affairs (has been involved in establishing the clinical examination in Malaysia, Singapore and Kuwait). Dr Avroy Fanaroff is a bestselling neo-natal specialist author in the US. His past work includes: a two volume postgraduate book 'Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine: Disease of the Fetus and Infant' 'Care of the High Risk Neonate' Numerous editions of an annual serial 'The Yearbook of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine'.


"It covers the subject well, has well laid-out full colour diagrams and clear text. A top quality revision tool illuminating a complex subject." Surgo, Glasgow University Medical Journal, 78: 4 "...well-written and appropriately detailed...chapters are well divided up into sub-sections, making the information easy to find. A good variety of useful diagrams and clear colour photographs of key clinical signs accompany the text throughout." Rectum, Leeds University Medical School Gazette "...this volume is a concise text on perinatal medicine and the newborn...Each topic consists of a clear text, many illustrations, graph and tables...An extremely useful text for students, residents and neonatal nurses. Highly recommended." Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

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