ABC of Preterm Birth

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William McGuire, Peter W. Fowlie
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2009 - Medical - 56 pages
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Preterm birth is a major challenge in perinatal health care. Most perinatal deaths occur in preterm infants, and preterm birth is an important risk factor for neurological damage, including cerebral palsy. This ABC covers all the latest information on this complex and multidisciplinary area from obstetric issues to immediate care of preterm infants, respiratory complications, and how to provide support to the parents and relatives of the preterm infant.

With its clear explanation and many illustrations, general practitioners, medical students, paediatricians starting their postgraduate training, nurses, and midwives will find ABC of Preterm Birth an excellent reference.

 

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Contents

1 Epidemiology of preterm birth
1
2 Organisation and delivery of perinatal services
5
3 Obstetric issues in preterm birth
8
4 Immediate care of the preterm infant
12
5 Moving the preterm infant
16
6 Respiratory complications after preterm birth
19
7 Care in the early newborn period
23
8 Feeding the preterm infant
26
9 Infection in the preterm infant
30
10 Supporting parents in the neonatal unit
34
11 Neurodevelopmental outcomes after preterm birth
37
12 Evidence based care
41
Index
45
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