Avery's Diseases of the Newborn

8th Edition

Authors: Sandra Juul H. William Taeusch Roberta Ballard Christine Gleason
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721693477
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 2nd August 2004
Page Count: 1664

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

- Perinatal-Neonatal Epidemiology
- Evaluation of Therapeutic Recommendations, Database Management, and Information Retrieval
- Ethical Decisions in the Neonatal-Perinatal Period

II. Fetal Development

- Placental Function and Diseases: The Placenta, Fetal Membranes, and Umbilical Cord
- Abnormalities of Fetal Growth
- Hormones and Development
- Multiple Birth
- Nonimmune Hydrops

III. Maternal Health Affecting Neonatal Outcome

- Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy
- Maternal Medical Disorders of Fetal Significance Seizure Disorders, Isoimmunization, Cancer and Mental Disorders
- Hypertensive Complications of Pregnancy
- Perinatal Substance Abuse

IV. Issues in Labor and Delivery

- Antepartum Fetal Assessment
- Prematurity: Causes and Prevention
- Complicated Deliveries: Overview
- Maternal and Fetal Anesthesia and Analgesia

V. Genetics

- Human Genome and Relevance to Prenatal and Neonatal Screening
- Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis
- Evaluation of the Dysmorphic Infant
- Genetic Disorders Presenting in Newborn

VI. Congenital Metabolic Problems

- Overview of Clinical Evaluation of Metabolic Disease (Case Studies)
- Inborn Errors of Carbohydrate, Ammonia, Amino Acid, and Organic Acid Metabolism (Case Studies)
- Lysosomal Storage, Peroxisomal, and Glycolosation Disorders and Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome Presenting in the Neonate (Case Studies)
- Connective Tissue Disorders and Skeletal Dysplasias (Case Studies)

VII. Evaluation and Care of the Normal Newborn

- Initial Evaluation: History and Physical Examination of the Newborn
- Routine Newborn Care
- Newborn Screening

VIII. Care of the High-Risk Infant



Thoroughly revised and updated, the New Edition of this definitive text explains how to care for neonates using the very latest methods. It maintains a clinical focus while providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment techniques. Written by more than 55 specialists who are actively involved in the care of sick newborns, it serves as an authoritative reference for practitioners, a valuable preparation tool for neonatal board exams, and a useful resource for the entire neonatal care team.

Key Features

  • Focuses on diagnosis and management, describing pertinent developmental physiology and the pathogenesis of neonatal problems.
  • Includes over 500 crisp illustrations that clarify important concepts and techniques.


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About the Authors

Sandra Juul Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

H. William Taeusch Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, University of California; Chief of Pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Roberta Ballard Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Director, Division of Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Christine Gleason Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Academic Affiliation; W. Alan Hodson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics and Head, Division of Neonatology; Pediatrics; University of Washington; Seattle, WA; US