Key Features

  • Find information quickly using an up-to-date summary of the problems that are likely to affect the premature infant.
  • Review helpful guidelines on feeding and growth, neurologic outcomes, developmental problems, retinopathy of prematurity, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and much more.
    Use easy-to-follow management algorithms to help diagnose and manage common issues in premature infants after discharge.
  • Make effective decisions about screening, immunizations, counseling of parents, and more..
  • Help families deal with the emotional impact of caring for a premature infant..
  • Access a list of disease-specific websites for clinicians and families.

Table of Contents

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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About the authors

Dara Brodsky

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard Medical School, Department of Neonatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Mary Ann Ouellette

Affiliations and Expertise

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Associates, MA, USA