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Echocardiography for the Neonatologist

Author : Jonathan Skinner
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A practical resource on using echcardiography by the specialist in infants four weeks old and younger. Lavish illustrations, clinical examples, and practical advice provide an excellent companion to those applying echocardiography for infant care. Demonstrates how echocardiography can be used in the intensive care situation using clinical examples Superb illustrations with full explanatory text and practical advice Congenital heart defects, the commonest serious congenital defect seen in the neonatal unit, can be difficult to distinguish clinically from pulmonary abnormalities; echocardiography allows the differential diagnosis to be made

Practical Neonatal Echocardiography

Author : Bijan Siassi
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A concise introduction to the principles and practice of point-of-care echocardiography for neonatologists Practical Neonatal Echocardiography is written to help clinicians develop the skills necessary to perform a high quality neonatal echocardiographic examination, evaluate cardiac function, and recognize abnormalities and defects. This unique text is based on an acclaimed course the authors have taught for the past fifteen years where they train neonatologists in the use of cardiac ultrasound for on-the-spot examination and diagnosis of neonatal patients. Features: •Provides an introduction to the basic principles of echocardiography and the ultrasound scanners commonly used at pediatric cardiac centers•Neonatal cardiac anatomy is clearly described through use of 2-dimensional images and video clips•Chapters teach assessment of cardiac function, blood flow, shunts, physical defects, and abnormalities that may exist in the absence of a defect•Myocardial dysfunction, heart failure, shock, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, cyanosis, and more are discussed in detail with multiple illustrative cases•Describes common features of ultrasound scanners and how to use them•Helps clinicians make informed choices about transducer selection, detailing particular advantages and disadvantages•Includes detailed descriptions of detecting abnormalities of cardiovascular function with and without congenital defects •Bolstered by more than 100 video clips (available at www.NeonatalEcho.com) that display real-life examples of normal vs. abnormal cardiac function in neonates

Hemodynamics and Cardiology

Author : Charles S. Kleinman
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Hemodynamics and Cardiology, a volume in Dr. Polin's Neonatology: Questions and Controversies Series, offers expert authority on the toughest cardiovascular challenges you face in your practice. This medical reference book will help you provide better evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes with research on the latest advances. Reconsider how you handle difficult practice issues with coverage that addresses these topics head on and offers opinions from the leading experts in the field, supported by evidence whenever possible. Find information quickly and easily with a consistent chapter organization. Get the most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who have the inside track on new trends and developments in neonatal care. Purchase each volume individually, or get the entire 6-volume set, which includes online access that allows you to search across all titles! Stay current in practice with coverage on issues such as the clinical implications of near-infrared spectroscopy in neonates, MRI imaging and neonatal hemodynamics, and hybrid management techniques for congenital heart disease. Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com.

Neonatology

Author : Will Carroll
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Neonatology is a new e-book in a collection of subject-themed e-books containing relevant key articles from Paediatrics & Child Health. The e-books provide a perfect source of revision for post-graduate exams in paediatrics and portfolio material for life-long learning. As well as mapping to the requirements of post-graduate training in paediatrics, these e-books also enable anyone with a short-term interest in a specific area to buy individual articles at a price-point that will give affordable access to all readers (from medical students to GPs and practitioners in related areas). The quality of user experience on mobiles, tablets and laptops will be an added bonus for learning on the move. About the journal The parent journal (http://www.paediatricsandchildhealthjournal.co.uk/) is a rolling, continuously updated review of clinical medicine over a 4-year cycle covering all the important topics for post-graduate exams in paediatrics. The journal’s articles are refreshed, updated, augmented or replaced as appropriate each time the subject is due for revision to provide a concise overview of knowledge and practice core to the curriculum. Each article is written by invited experts and overseen by the relevant subject specialist on the Board. A trainee representative on the Board ensures relevance and accessibility for exam candidates.

0078 FUNCTIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN THE ITALIAN NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNITS A NATIONAL SURVEY

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Background and AimsFunctional echocardiography (f-Echo) has increasingly been used by neonatologists to assess the hemodynamic status in neonates. Aim of this survey was to investigate the utilization of f-Echo in the italian Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs).MethodWe conducted an on-line survey study from June to September 2017. A 37-item questionnarie was developed by the Italian Neonatal Cardiology Study Group and was sent to chiefs of italian NICUs and neonatologists with expertise in neonatal echocardiography.ResultsThe overall survey response rate was 79% (94 center out of 114 contacted).In the 95% of NICUs f-Echo is used in daily clinical practice, by neonatologists , cardiologists or both (59%, 15% and 26% respectively). Of this centers 100% use f-echo to assess neonates with patent ductus arteriosus and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, 91% to assess neonates with hypotension or shock, 84% to assess neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encefalopathy, 81% in case of suspicion of cardiac tamponade and 74% to assess the position of catheteru2019s tip. Structural echocardiography to exclude congenital heart disease (CHD) in a stable neonate and in a critically ill neonate is performed exclusively by neonatologists in 51% and 47% of cases respectively.ConclusionF-Echo is widely used in italian NICUs. In most centers it is performed by neonatologists. Structural echocardiography to exclude CHD is often performed by neonatologists. There is an urgent need of a formal training process and accreditation at a national level to standardize the use of functional echocardiography.

Neonatology at a Glance

Author : Tom Lissauer
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Written by a team of leading international experts, Neonatology at a Glance provides a concise and easy-to-read overview of neonatal medicine. Each topic is clearly explained over a two-page spread, aided by numerous diagrams and illustrations. It has been extensively updated to include recent advances in perinatal medicine, genetics, respiratory support, therapeutic hypothermia, antimicrobial stewardship, and family integrated care. The book covers the wide range of problems encountered in looking after newborn babies, from normal newborn infants to the complexities of neonatal intensive care. Neonatology at a Glance: Provides up-to-date coverage of the important conditions you will encounter, including neonatal resuscitation and care of preterm infants Covers challenging topics including pain, ethical issues, patient safety, evidence-based medicine, and palliative and end of life care Includes details of a wide range of practical procedures, including less invasive surfactant administration, cranial ultrasound, brain monitoring and neuroimaging, and neonatal transport Neonatology at a Glance is the perfect guide for all health professionals looking after newborn infants, including pediatric trainees, medical students, neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses, therapists, and midwives. For neonatologists, pediatricians, and neonatal lecturers, it is a valuable resource to assist with teaching.

Doppler Echocardiography in Infancy and Childhood

Author : Michael Hofbeck
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This book covers the full range of Doppler echocardiography in infants and children, documenting the wide variety of potential findings with the aid of a wealth of high‐quality images. The imaging features of more than 20 conditions on conventional two‐dimensional echocardiography, pulsed wave, continuous wave and color Doppler imaging are described and depicted, drawing attention to differential diagnostic criteria and other issues of importance in everyday clinical practice. Each condition is individually addressed, covering all relevant aspects, and helpful information is also provided on the normal examination. The book is supplemented by more than 500 videos demonstrating typical findings of two-dimensional and color Doppler echocardiography. Special chapters focus on the differential diagnosis of cyanotic infants and echocardiography specifically for the neonatologist. The authors' aim in compiling this book is to equip the reader with the knowledge required in order to employ Doppler echocardiography optimally and to interpret findings confidently and correctly. Doppler Echocardiography in Infancy and Childhood will be an invaluable reference for echocardiographers, pediatricians, neonatologists, and pediatric and general radiologists.

Neonatology

Author : Giuseppe Buonocore
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This new textbook wants to offer to neonatologists and pediatricians a modern and complete view of the various problems and aspects of neonatology, currently one of the most complex and advanced fields of pediatrics. The first chapters will be dedicated to the epidemiology of neonatal mortality and morbidity and to the conditions responsible for neonatal risk. A section will be devoted to organizational problems of hospitals and home services for efficient modern neonatal and infant care. Particular attention will be paid to neonatal care, medico-legal questions, examination of newborns and current availability of laboratory facilities and instrumentation for identification of perinatal abnormalities. Neonatal nutritional problems will also be examined, outlining current knowledge of the needs of sick and healthy babies. Conditions jeopardizing fetal health such as diabetes, maternal drug abuse and smoking will be discussed. New advances in neonatal pharmacology will be extensively examined. Various diseases of the neonate involving lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract, blood, immune system, endocrine system and kidneys will be also expounded in special chapters. Fetal and neonatal infections will be extensively discussed. Fetal and neonatal neurological abnormalities will be discussed by highly specialized authors. There will be chapters on neonatal ophthalmology, dermatology and orthopedics. Each chapter has beeb written by a well recognized international expert in his or her field. As the opinion leader in their field, the Author is responsible for giving the most up-to-date information in terms of what is known, what is still being researched, and what has become evidence based medicine. Underlying causes and mechanisms of neonatal diseases will be presented in an immediate form. The use of summaries, tables, and accurately selected guidelines or recommendations that will accompany the text will supply quick references and instant solutions to the concerned neonatologists during their daily practice.

Neonatology at a Glance

Author : Tom Lissauer
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Neonatology at a Glance provides a concise, illustrated overview of neonatal medicine. Written by leading international experts, it provides essential information on perinatal medicine, delivery, the normal newborn infant and neonatal problems encountered in neonatal intensive care units and their management. Each topic is supported by excellent illustrations, diagrams, and, for the first time, video clips to show neonatal resuscitation and stabilizing the sick newborn, normal examination, the baby with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, recognition of seizures and practical procedures. Neonatology at a Glance: • Provides up to date coverage of the important conditions you will encounter • Covers challenging topics including pain, ethical issues, quality improvement, evidence based medicine and palliative care • Features new sections on fetal medicine, respiratory support, therapeutic hypothermia, amplified EEG and perinatal neuroimaging • Integrates invaluable details about practical procedures including neonatal resuscitation and transport • Supplemented by video materials and artwork which can be viewed via the companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/neonatology Neonatology at a Glance is the perfect guide for all health professionals looking after newborn infants, including pediatric trainees, medical students, neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses, therapists and midwives. For neonatologists, pediatricians and nurse tutors it is a valuable resource to assist with teaching.

Doppler Echocardiography in Infancy and Childhood

Author : Michael Hofbeck
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This book covers the full range of Doppler echocardiography in infants and children, documenting the wide variety of potential findings with the aid of a wealth of high-quality images. The imaging features of more than 20 conditions on conventional two-dimensional echocardiography, pulsed wave, continuous wave and color Doppler imaging are described and depicted, drawing attention to differential diagnostic criteria and other issues of importance in everyday clinical practice. Each condition is individually addressed, covering all relevant aspects, and helpful information is also provided on the normal examination. The book is supplemented by more than 500 videos demonstrating typical findings of two-dimensional and color Doppler echocardiography. Special chapters focus on the differential diagnosis of cyanotic infants and echocardiography specifically for the neonatologist. The authors' aim in compiling this book is to equip the reader with the knowledge required in order to employ Doppler echocardiography optimally and to interpret findings confidently and correctly. Doppler Echocardiography in Infancy and Childhood will be an invaluable reference for echocardiographers, pediatricians, neonatologists, and pediatric and general radiologists.