William McGuire, Peter W. Fowlie's ABC of preterm birth PDF

By William McGuire, Peter W. Fowlie

ISBN-10: 0727917633

ISBN-13: 9780727917638

Preterm beginning is a tremendous problem in perinatal healthiness care. so much perinatal deaths happen in preterm babies, and preterm beginning is a vital possibility issue for neurological harm, together with cerebral palsy. This ABC covers the entire most recent details in this advanced and multidisciplinary quarter from obstetric concerns to instant care of preterm babies, respiration problems, and the way to supply help to the oldsters and kin of the preterm infant.

With its transparent rationalization and lots of illustrations, common practitioners, clinical scholars, paediatricians beginning their postgraduate education, nurses, and midwives will locate ABC of Preterm Birth an outstanding reference

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Pediatrics 1993;92:643-50 x Miles MS, Holditch-Davis D. Parenting the prematurely born child: pathways of influence. Semin Perinatol 1997;21:254-66 x Singer LT, Salvator A, Guo S, Collin M, Lilien L, Baley J. Maternal psychological distress and parenting stress after the birth of a very low-birth-weight infant. JAMA 1999;281:799-805 x McHaffie HE, Fowlie PW. Life, death and decisions: doctors and nurses reflect on neonatal practice. Hale: Hochland and Hochland, 1996 x McHaffie HE, Fowlie PW, Hume R, Laing I, Lloyd D, Lyon A.

Paediatrics 2000;105:1216-26 Died (2%) In the United Kingdom, the EPICure Study Group has evaluated outcomes for surviving infants born before 26 weeks’ gestation. At a median age of 30 months (corrected for gestational age), about half the children had disability and about half of these children had severe disability. Severe disability is defined as impairments that will probably put the child in need of assistance to perform daily activities. The prevalence of disability remained high when the children were reassessed at 6 years, with less than half of them having no evidence of impairment.

The use of prophylactic antibiotics is not substantially beneficial for very low birthweight infants, and may contribute to the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the neonatal intensive care unit. Conclusion Systemic infection, particularly nosocomial infection, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. Infants born after very short gestations and require intensive care and undergo invasive procedures are most at risk. Clinical and laboratory diagnosis can be difficult, potentially leading to delayed treatment.

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