Newborn Care

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.

Mar 1, 2005 Issue
Neonatal Jaundice [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in term and preterm infants?

Mar 1, 2005 Issue
Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Disease in the Newborn [Article]

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among newborns. Universal screening for GBS among women at 35 to 37 weeks of gestation is more effective than administration of intrapartum antibiotics based on risk factors. Lower vaginal and rectal cultures for GBS are colle...

Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Updated Guideline on Jaundice in Newborns [Practice Guidelines]

Aug 15, 2004 Issue
Hospital Stay for Healthy Term Newborns [Practice Guidelines]

The Committee on Fetus and Newborn of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on the length of hospital stays for healthy term newborns. The hospital stay of the mother-infant dyad should be long enough to allow identification of early problems and to ensure that the...

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