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The newborn examination should be systematic and begin with a general assessment of features. Find out which findings are normal and which findings require further evaluation.
After a premature infant is discharged, the goals of the primary care physician include coordination of medical and social services, nutritional surveillance, and managing conditions associated with prematurity.
Which infants should be screened, and what is the best treatment?
Jan 1, 2013 Issue
Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Newborns [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Although screening increases the proportion of newborns who are treated for DDH, there is insufficient evidence that targeted or universal ultrasound screening improves long-term orthopedic outcomes.
May 1, 2012 Issue
AAP Expands Recommendations on SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Deaths [Practice Guidelines]
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a term attributed to any infant death that cannot be explained. Sudden unexpected infant death describes any sudden and unexpected death, whether explained or unexplained, that occurs during infancy. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first recommended th...
Unexpected adverse fetal and neonatal outcomes (e.g., stillbirth, birth trauma, congenital anomalies) present a crisis for the family and the medical care team. In cases of stillbirth, the family physician should be flexible in supporting the parents’ choices, validate the loss, and work as a team w...
What are the effects of treatments for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in term and preterm infants?
Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Case study: You are called to an emergent but uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery at 38 weeks' gestation. The mother is 19 years of age, with a history of heroin use and multiple sex partners. She has not received medical care for the past few years.
Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns for the prevention of gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.
Umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants are used to treat a variety of oncologic, genetic, hematologic, and immunodeficiency disorders. Physicians have an important role in educating, counseling, and offering umbilical cord blood donation and storage options to patients. Parents may donate their ...