Neonatology/Newborn Issues

Jun 1, 2006 Issue
Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Infancy and Early Childhood: An Update [Article]

Recent innovations in medical technology have changed newborn screening programs in the United States. The widespread use of tandem mass spectrometry is helping to identify more inborn errors of metabolism. Primary care physicians often are the first to be contacted by state and reference laboratori...

Jun 1, 2006 Issue
Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and the supporting scientific evidence.

Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Discharge Procedures for Healthy Newborns [Article]

Physicians should use a checklist to facilitate discussions with new parents before discharging their healthy newborn from the hospital. The checklist should include information on breastfeeding, warning signs of illness, and ways to keep the child healthy and safe. Physicians can encourage breastfe...

Mar 1, 2006 Issue
CDC Releases Guidelines on Indentifying and Referring Persons with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome [Practice Guidelines]

Prenatal exposure to alcohol can damage the developing fetus and is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities, such as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued consensus guidelines to help identify persons affecte...

Dec 15, 2005 Issue
AAP Clinical Report on Infant Methemoglobinemia [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a clinical report on the risk factors of nitrate poisoning in infants. Health care professionals who suspect that an infant has methemoglobinemia should contact the local poison control center or a toxicologist to assist in guiding management.

Dec 1, 2005 Issue
AAP Releases New Guidelines on Preventing SIDS [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released new recommendations for preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Sep 1, 2005 Issue
Room Air vs. Oxygen for Resuscitating Infants at Birth [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Based on limited evidence, it appears that mortality is lower in infants resuscitated with room air than in those given 100 percent oxygen. However, these results should be treated with caution because one fourth of studies used back-up supplementary oxygen.

Jul 15, 2005 Issue
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders [Article]

To complement the 2005 Annual Clinical Focus on medical genomics, AFP will be publishing a series of short reviews on genetic syndromes. This series was designed to increase awareness of these diseases so that family physicians can recognize and diagnose children with these disorders and understand ...

Jun 15, 2005 Issue
Evaluation and Management of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Children [Article]

Apparent life-threatening event syndrome predominantly affects children younger than one year. This syndrome is characterized by a frightening constellation of symptoms in which the child exhibits some combination of apnea, change in color, change in muscle tone, coughing, or gagging. Approximately ...

Apr 15, 2005 Issue
A Newborn with an Umbilical Mass [Photo Quiz]

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

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