Primary Care of the Premature Infant book cover

Primary Care of the Premature Infant

Our understanding of the management of diseases in the premature infant has changed dramatically in recent years, and it can be quite difficult to remain up-to-date on changes in this highly scientific field. Dr. Brodsky and Ms. Ouellette have worked together to create a comprehensive reference that covers both the pathophysiology and epidemiology of problems occurring in premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the management of these problems once the infant has been released from the NICU to a community practice. The book emphasizes specific diseases that affect premature infants and focuses on two primary categories: background and management in the NICU, and management of specific illnesses after discharge from the NICU.

Pediatricians, Family Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners

Hardbound, 336 Pages

Published: July 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0039-6


  • I. Respiratory Issues

    a. Chronic lung disease/Bronchopulmonary dysplasia BPD

    b. Apnea of prematurity

    II. Gastrointestinal Issues

    a. Nutrition and growth

    b. Reflux

    c. Necrotizing enterocolitis

    d. Gastrostomy tube and jejunostomy tube care after discharge

    e. Other gastrointestinal issues

    III. Neurological Issues

    a. Intraventricular hemorrhage and hydrocephalus

    b. Periventricular leukomalacia

    c. Cerebral palsy

    d. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

    e. Developmental issues

    IV. Hematological Issues

    a. Anemia of prematurity

    b. Indirect hyperbilirubinemia

    c. Direct hyperbilirubinemia

    V. Cardiovascular Issues

    a. Congenital heart disease

    VI. Endocrine Issues

    a. Osteopenia of prematurity

    VII. Ophthalmologic Issues

    a. Retinopathy of prematurity

    b. Other ophthalmologic issues

    VIII. Surgical Issues

    IX. Multiple Births

    X. Routine Health Care Maintenance

    a. Newborn state screen

    b. Car Seat Test

    c. Immunizations

    d. Follow-up

    e. Early intervention

    f. Other

    XI. Psychosocial Issues

    a. Behavioral issues

    b. Emotional impact on family

    c. Parenting the disabled child

    XII. Benefits Potentially Available

    XIII. Resources Available for Pediatricians and Patient’s Families


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