A Neurological Study of Newborn Infants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483197098, 9781483222127

A Neurological Study of Newborn Infants

1st Edition

Clinics in Developmental Medicine, No. 28

Authors: David J. Beintema
eBook ISBN: 9781483222127
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 190
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A Neurological Study of Newborn Infants considers the consistencies and inconsistencies of neonatal neurological signs. The possibility of a relationship between pre- and perinatal complications of pregnancy and later cerebral dysfunction has led to an increasing interest in the early detection of these defects in the newborn infant. This book is divided into nine chapters, and begins with a presentation of standardized procedures to obtain reliable information from the neurological examination. The next chapters deal with the developmental course of neurological signs during the first days of life. The final chapters discuss the potential effects of obstetrical and postnatal conditions on the developmental course and the consistency of neurological signs throughout the neonatal period. This book is an invaluable source for developmental biologists, neurologists, pediatricians, and obstetricians.

Table of Contents


Chapter I. Introduction

1. Standard Procedure

2. Normal Development

3. The Role of Obstetrical and Postnatal Conditions

Chapter II. The Sample

Selection Procedures

Pre- and Perinatal Data

A. Collection of Data

B. The Three Subgroups of the Sample

C. Pre- and Perinatal Data

Essential Data/Medical and Obstetric History

Data on the Labor

Data on the Infant

Chapter III. Postnatal Care and General Condition of the Infant

Postnatal Care

The Postnatal Non-Neurological Signs

Chapter IV. The Neurological Examination

The Pattern of the Examination

Quantitative Assessment of Neurological Signs

Frequency of Neurological Examination

Technique of Data Processing

Chapter V. State of the Infant


The Term 'State of the Infant' in This Study

The State of the Infant during the Examination

Predominant State and Patterns A


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