Neonatology

by Dipak K Guha, Rashmi Guha, Ajay K Dudeja

Gestational age is assessed by new Ballard score method. It includes various physical and neuromuscular criteria’s. Infants can be classified as small, appropriate and large for gestational age (SGA, AGA and LGA). Normal and abnormal developmental variations, physiological conditions and their evolution in newborns are important for the care givers. Absence of physical activity in a newborn is an indicative of sleep or some of the abnormalities like growth restriction or skeletal dysplasia. Skin, skull, eye and face and other organs are examined for the presence of any deformity. Injury during birth can be the result of prolonged labor or operative deliveries like vacuum extraction. NICU should be well spacious and equipped. All cultural practices performed before, during and after child birth are not bad. But effort should be made to discourage the bad one and encourage good practise. Various indications of the prenatal ultrasound are described. Also various complications associated with the neonatal surgical problems are discussed.

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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Guha Dipak K
Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, India
2. Guha Rashmi
Tirath Ram Shah Hospital, New Delhi, India
3. Dudeja Ajay K Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, Delhi, India
ISBN 9789380704821
Speciality Pediatrics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11425
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2010
Pages 392
Book Type Professional

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