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Neonatology/Newborn Issues

Mar 1, 1999 Issue
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Not Really a Zebra [Article]

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia was once considered a rare inherited disorder with severe manifestations. Mild congenital adrenal hyperplasia, however, is common, affecting one in 100 to 1,000 persons in the United States and frequently eluding diagnosis. Both classic and nonclassic forms of the dise...


Feb 15, 1999 Issue
Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula [Article]

Esophageal atresia, with or without tracheoesophageal fistula, is a fairly common congenital disorder that family physicians should consider in the differential diagnosis of a neonate who develops feeding difficulties and respiratory distress in the first few days of life. Esophageal atresia is ofte...


Sep 15, 1998 Issue
The Gomco Circumcision: Common Problems and Solutions [Article]

Circumcision performed using the Gomco clamp is usually quick and effective, and results in very little bleeding. However, every clinician performing circumcision occasionally has concerns or questions regarding the procedure. Some of the more common concerns regarding the use of the Gomco clamp are...


May 15, 1998 Issue
Office Care of the Premature Infant: Part II. Common Medical and Surgical Problems [Article]

Medical problems associated with prematurity are frequently complex, and a multidisciplinary approach is often required. Some common problems include the following: (1) anemia, which can be reduced by iron supplementation, (2) cerebral palsy or mental retardation as a result of intraventricular hemo...


May 1, 1998 Issue
Care of the Premature Infant: Part I. Monitoring Growth and Development [Article]

When monitoring growth and development in the premature infant, physicians should make adjustments for the estimated due date. With minor exceptions, administration of immunizations is based on the chronologic age. Administration of hepatitis B vaccine should be delayed until the infant weighs 2,000...


Apr 1, 1998 Issue
SIDS: Counseling Parents to Reduce the Risk [Article]

Although the cause or causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remain unknown, the incidence of SIDS is on the decline in the United States and other countries. This decline has been accomplished largely through public education campaigns informing parents about several important factors associ...


Feb 1, 1998 Issue
Unilateral Deformity of the Chest [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


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