Emerging Topics and Controversies in Neonatology

  • Elaine M. Boyle
  • Jonathan Cusack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Fetus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Suzanna Dunkerton, Penny C. McParland
      Pages 3-17
    3. Kate Jones, Abigail Anness, Farah Siddiqui
      Pages 19-41
    4. Dominic Wilkinson, Lydia Di Stefano
      Pages 43-55
  3. The Term Infant: Evidence-Based Approach to Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Robin Miralles, Deepa Panjwani
      Pages 71-101
    3. Katie Linter, Thomas Mukasa
      Pages 103-118
    4. James Blythe, Jonathan Cusack
      Pages 157-177
    5. Vix Monnelly, Julie-Clare Becher
      Pages 179-192
  4. The Very Preterm Infant: Controversies in Postnatal Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Kate Hodgson, Peter Davis, Louise Owen
      Pages 195-209
    3. Charles Christoph Roehr
      Pages 211-225
    4. Ben Stenson
      Pages 227-237
    5. Tanja Restin, Dirk Bassler
      Pages 259-273
    6. Nicholas D. Embleton
      Pages 275-287
    7. Eugene M. Dempsey, Elisabeth M. W. Kooi
      Pages 289-306
    8. Samira Anwar, Aarti Patel
      Pages 307-320
  5. Long Term Effects Following Extreme Prematurity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Joe Fawke, Rebecca Lancaster
      Pages 323-349
    3. John Lowe, Sarah J. Kotecha, Sailesh Kotecha
      Pages 351-366
  6. The Infant Born Near Term

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Elaine M. Boyle
      Pages 389-401
    3. Jeanie L. Y. Cheong, Lex W. Doyle
      Pages 403-413
  7. General Principles in Neonatal Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Victoria J. Monnelly, Sean B. Ainsworth, Jonathan P. Wyllie
      Pages 417-435
    3. Liz McKechnie, Kathy Dewhurst
      Pages 437-446
    4. K. Suresh Gautham
      Pages 447-463
    5. Joanna Behrsin, Andrew Leslie
      Pages 465-484
    6. Ricardo Carbajal
      Pages 485-501
    7. Janet Elizabeth Berrington, Eleri Jayne Williams
      Pages 503-516
    8. Marlyse F. Haward, Annie Janvier
      Pages 517-529
    9. Adam Bonfield, Jonathan Cusack
      Pages 531-544
    10. Richard Hastings, Abhijit Dixit
      Pages 545-557
    11. Kamini Yadav, Elaine M. Boyle
      Pages 559-571
    12. Samantha Batt-Rawden
      Pages 573-577
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 579-597

About this book


This textbook addresses the themes that are at the forefront of neonatal clinical care and research, based on natural divisions in care during pregnancy, and postnatally by gestational age at birth. The book offers a unique approach, in that it proposes discussion of  important general principles underpinning neonatal care that are not addressed in most general neonatology textbooks, such as ethical issues, counselling, effective training methods, quality and safety, among other subjects. These are fundamental aspects and challenges that need to be appreciated by senior clinicians. A chapter authored by parents describing their perspectives of neonatal intensive care is unique and will be highly educational, with the potential to influence the way in which individuals view and deliver neonatal care.

The authors discuss common and important conditions, to promote adoption of sound evidenced based practice where this is available. However, where evidence is limited, as is the case in many areas of neonatal practice, the authors aim to encourage critical thinking and evidence appraisal, which are necessary skills for busy clinicians wishing to filter evidence to guide delivery of care.

This text is suitable for senior trainees wishing to pursue a career in neonatal medicine, early career neonatologists and paediatricians with an interest in neonatology. It is also of interest to established neonatologists wishing to update their neonatal knowledge. The content is based on the RCPCH Level 3 curriculum, and addresses important topical and/or controversial aspects of neonatal care.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Elaine M. Boyle
    • 1
  • Jonathan Cusack
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Health Sciences, George Davies Centre for MedicineUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Health Sciences, George Davies Centre for MedicineUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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