Neonatal Physiological Measurements

Neonatal Physiological Measurements

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Measurements

1st Edition - January 1, 1986

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  • Editor: Peter Rolfe
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Neonatal Physiological Measurements documents the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Measurements. The book is organized into eight parts. The papers in Part I deal with general topics on the monitoring of newborn infants. Part II presents studies on cerebral hemodynamics. Part III focuses on blood gas analysis. Part IV examines respiratory measurements while Part V presents investigations into sudden infant death syndrome. Part VII covers applications of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Part VIII takes up neonatal monitoring technologies for developing countries. Part VIII, the Appendix, contains two keynote speeches. The first discusses the measurement of human umbilical venous blood flow in utero. The second paper discusses the measurement of fetal heart rate variation.

Table of Contents

  • Newborn General

    1 The Influence of Vernix Caseosa in Water Transport through Semipermeable Membranes and the Skin of Full-Term Infants

    2 Small Size Zero-Heat-Flux Probe for Neonatal Body Temperature Monitoring

    3 Temperature Variability of Very Low Birthweight Infants Nursed in Infant Servo Controlled Incubators

    4 Clicks and Clunks in Congenital Dislocation of the Hip

    5 A Comparison of Direct Arterial Pressure and Non-Invasive Arterial Pressure Measurement by Oscillometry in Preterm Infants

    6 Doppler Blood Velocity Measurements in the Great Vessels of Newborn Infants

    7 The Use of a Computer-Linked Monitoring System for the Continuous Collection of Physiological and Environmental Data from Neonates Undergoing Intensive Care

    8 The Use of a Microcomputer for On-line Analysis of Heart Rate Variability in Newborn Infants

    9 Tetrahydrobiopterin Deficiency in the Neonate: Detection, Origin and Timing

    10 Design of Glucose Analysis Suitable for Incorporation into a Microprocessor Controlled Regulator of Blood Glucose in the Newborn

    11 Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measurements in the Neonate

    Cerebral Haemodynamics

    12 Positron Emission Tomography in the Newborn: Regional CBF in the Preterm Infant with Intraventricular Haemorrhage and Haemorrhagic Intracerebral Involvement and in the Asphyxiated Term Infant

    13 The Effects of Interruption to the Cranial Venous Drainage on Cerebral Haemodynamics in the Newborn Infant Frances Cowan and Marianne Thoresen

    14 The Interpretation of Cerebral Doppler Ultrasound Signals in the Newborn

    15 Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity: Cerebrovascular Monitoring in Neonatal Critical Care

    16 The Effect of Some Physiological Variables on the Doppler Ultrasound Waveforms in Cerebral Vessels of Healthy Newborn Infants

    17 Doppler Spectral Analysis of Cerebral Blood Flow in the Preterm Infants and the Relationship to Intraventricular Haemorrhage

    18 Cerebral Haemodynamics in the Human Newborn Studied by Electrical Impedance - Methodology

    19 Low CBF in the Preterm Neonate

    20 Cerebral Haemodynamics in the Human Newborn Studied by an Electrical Impedance Method - Clinical Considerations

    21 Perinatal Cerebral Ischaemia and Cognitive Dysfunctions in Childhood

    22 Towards Non-Invasive Monitoring of Cerebral Metabolism

    23 Ultrasound Appearance of the Brain in Very Preterm Infants and Probability of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at 18 Months of Age

    24 Can Ultrasound Predict Developmental Outcome of Infants with Grade III and Grade IV Intraventricular Haemorrhage?

    25 An Evaluation of Fontanelle Pressure Measurements

    26 Direct Measurement of Intracranial Pressure in the Newborn

    27 Measurement of Cerebral Ventricular Areas in the Newborn - A More Sensitive Technique for the Diagnosis of Early Hydrocephalus

    28 Prediction by Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Very Preterm Infants of Hearing Status at 1 Year of Age

    Blood Gas


    29 Skin Surface Gas Pressures and Transcutaneous Blood Gas Analysis

    30 The Development of a Disposable Skin-Surface Oxygen Transduce

    31 The Pulsed Membrane Gas Electrode

    32 Transcutaneous Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Monitoring in Sick Neonates Using a Simple Combined Sensor

    33 The Effect of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibition on the tcPCO2

    34 Percutaneous Monitoring of Tissue pH with a Polymer Membrane pH Transducer

    35 Tissue pH Monitoring in Critically Ill Neonates: Experience with a Disposable Wire Electrode

    36 A Microcomputer Based Monitoring System for the Measurement of Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension


    37 Lung Compliance Measurements in Convalescent and Sick Intubated Infants

    38 Reliability of Dynamic and Static Compliance Measurement in Preterm Babies

    39 Is the Measurement of Compliance Useful for Clinical Management in Preterm Infants?

    40 Single Breath Lung Mechanics during Mechanical Ventilation of Very Low Birthweight Infants

    41 Lung Volumes in Full-Term Neonates during Active and Quiet Sleep

    42 A Simple Method to Determine Functional Residual Capacity in the Newborn by N2 Washout

    43 Clinical Use of a Microcomputer-Assisted System for Measuring Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension in Infants with Bronchopulmary Dysplasia and Lung Hypoplasia

    44 Cardiorespirography in Differential Diagnosis of Neonatal Apnoea

    45 Computer-Assisted Evaluation of Respiration in Newborns and Infants during Sleep

    46 The Synchronometer: A Prototype Device to Measure Infant Respiratory Synchrony

    47 Continuous Recording and Analysis of Cardiorespiratory Variables in Ill Preterm Infants

    48 Cord Blood Hormonal Relationship of Thyroid and Cortisol

    49 Pathogenesis of Pneumothorax in Mechanically Ventilated Newborn Infants: A Theoretical Model

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    50 Investigations of Respiratory Control in Infants to Assess Possible Risk for Sids

    51 Comparative Analysis of Pneumograms and Ventilatory Response to Carbon Dioxide in Infantile Apnoea

    52 Pneumocardiography in High Risk Newborns: Experience and Reason

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    53 NMR Proton Relaxation Times in the Study of the Neonate

    54 Tissue Localization in Surface Coil Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

    55 Estimation of Cerebral Intracellular pH by 31P and 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

    56 Cerebral Metabolism in Newborn Infants Studied by Phosphorus Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

    57 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Clinical Evaluation of Neurological Problems of the Newborn and Their Subsequent Evolution

    58 Visual Evoked Responses to Led Photostimulation in Newborn Infants

    59 A Transport and Life Support System for Newborn Infants during NMR Spectroscopy

    Developing Countries

    60 The Water-Filled Mattress. An Alternative to Incubator Care in Developed and Developing Countries?

    61 The Design and Manufacture of Perinatal Equipment for the Developing Countries

    62 a Simple and Sturdy New Incubator with Modular Storage Heater Intended for Transport of High Risk Newborns in Developing and Industrialized Countries

    63 Birthweight: New and Available Technologies for Primary Health Care



    64 Measurement of Human Umbilical Venous Blood Flow In Utero


    65 Measurement of Heart Rate Variation in the Human Fetus



Product details

  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: January 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162355

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