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Neonatology/Newborn Issues

Sep 15, 2011 Issue
Umbilical Cord Blood: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

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 ...


May 1, 2011 Issue
CDC Updates Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal GBS Disease [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidelines for the prevention of perinatal group B streptococcus (GBS) disease in 1996; the guidelines were updated in 2002 and again in 2010. The most recent guidelines elaborate on laboratory methods and thresholds for GBS identificati...


Apr 15, 2011 Issue
Neonatal Resuscitation: An Update [Article]

Appropriate resuscitation must be available for each of the more than 4 million infants born annually in the United States. Ninety percent of infants transition safely, and it is up to the physician to assess risk factors, identify the nearly 10 percent of infants who need resuscitation, and respond...


Aug 15, 2010 Issue
Bilirubin Screening in Newborns: What Should We Do? [Editorials]

A more aggressive approach to screening for hyperbilirubinemia does not have good evidence to support it, nor is it justified to abandon what we have been taught just because there is insufficient evidence at this time. In this case, a middle ground is best: continuing current practice while we wait for better evidence.


Aug 15, 2010 Issue
Screening of Infants for Hyperbilirubinemia to Prevent Chronic Bilirubin Encephalopathy: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening infants for hyperbilirubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopa.


Aug 15, 2010 Issue
Screening of Infants for Hyperbilirubinemia to Prevent Chronic Bilirubin Encephalopathy [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: K.J. is a full-term newborn male who was born 24 hours ago after an uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery. His parents, who are Asian American, have been attending your practice for five years. K.J. does not appear jaundiced on examination.


Mar 1, 2010 Issue
Vaginal Swelling in a Newborn [Photo Quiz]

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


Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Universal Screening for Hearing Loss in Newborns: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hearing loss in all newborn infants.


Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Universal Screening for Hearing Loss in Newborns [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 29-year-old patient gave birth to a healthy infant two days ago. You visit her and her newborn in the hospital where the first-time mother tells you that her baby is scheduled to have a hearing test in the newborn nursery.


Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Beyond [Editorials]


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