Primary Care of the Newborn

4th Edition

Mobile Medicine Series


  • Print ISBN 9780323037242

Key Features

  • Presents cutting-edge chapters on prenatal diagnosis, screening, and genetics.
  • Speeds information gathering with extensive charts and tables, procedures, laboratory observations and other essential data collected in appendices.
  • Expedites access to vital information with a bulleted outline format.
  • Offers relevant tables on cultural and religious considerations affecting care of the newborn.

Table of Contents

1. Prenatal Visit

2. High-Risk Pregnancy

3. Prenatal Monitoring

4. Neonatal Resuscitation

5. Physical Examination of the Newborn

6. Transitional Period: The First 6 Hours of Adaptation From Intrauterine to Extrauterine Life

7. The Head

8. Otolaryngology

9. Ophthalmology

10. Cardiology

11. Pulmonary System

12. Gastroenterology

13. Genitourinary System

14. The Nervous System

15. Orthopedics

16. Skin Care

17. Hematology

18. Birth Injuries

19. Jaundice

20. Infection

21. In Utero Drug Exposure

22. Inherited Metabolic Diseases

23. Metabolism and Endocrinology

24. Prenatal Diagnosis and Screening

25. Breast-Feeding

26. Childbirth Education, Parent-Infant Bonding, and Continuing Education

27. Indications for Transfer to the Intensive Care Nursery

28. Discharge Considerations and Process

29. Adoption

30. The Importance of Wasting No Time

31. Cultural Considerations


Appendix A: Conversion Tables and Formulas

Appendix B: Anthropometric Charts and Tables

Appendix C: Laboratory Observations

Appendix D: Procedures

Appendix E: Breast Milk and Chemicals

Appendix F: Composition of Nutritional Products

Appendix G: Physical Observations

Appendix H: Neonatal Pharmacology

Appendix I: Newborn Nursery Policy Statements


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About the authors

Henry Seidel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Beryl Rosenstein

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Ambadas Pathak

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Director, Newborn Nurseries, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD