A Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases

  • Giuseppe Buonocore
  • Rodolfo Bracci
  • Michael Weindling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Epidemiology and Fetal Neonatal Medicine

    1. Marcello Orzalesi, Carlo Corchia
      Pages 1-6
    2. Domenico Arduini, Marianne Vendola
      Pages 7-16
    3. Stefano Parmigiani, Daniela Gianotti, Giulio Bevilacqua
      Pages 17-20
    4. Maria De Bonis, Michela Torricelli, Felice Petraglia
      Pages 21-25
    5. Felicia M. Low, Emilia Tng, Peter D. Gluckman
      Pages 26-30
    6. Giovanni Corsello, Mario Giuffrè
      Pages 31-45
    7. Christian P. Speer
      Pages 46-49
    8. Mikko Hallman, Tuula Kaukola
      Pages 50-54
    9. Felice Petraglia, Carlotta Boni, Filiberto M. Severi, Jane Norman
      Pages 55-66
    10. Maria Angela Rustico, Mariano Lanna, Enrico Ferrazzi
      Pages 67-76
    11. Anna Maria Marconi, Frederick C. Battaglia
      Pages 77-81
    12. Enrico Bertino, Luciana Occhi, Claudio Fabris
      Pages 82-88
    13. Victor K. M. Han, Maxim D. Seferovic, Caroline D. Albion, Madhulika B. Gupta
      Pages 89-93
    14. Otwin Linderkamp
      Pages 102-113
    15. Endla K. Anday, Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos
      Pages 117-121
    16. Maureen Hack, Deanne Wilson-Costello
      Pages 122-129
    17. Fabrizio Ferrari, Licia Lugli, Isotta Guidotti, Marisa Pugliese
      Pages 130-135

About this book


Neonatology is a science in rapid evolution, and updated information is crucial for the correct and successful care of newborns and fetuses suffering from severe disorders, who until a few decades ago had no chance of survival.

Written in a clear and easy-to-follow way by the most renowned experts in the field, 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 volume contains comprehensive, clear and up-to-date descriptions of the current knowledge of neonatal diseases and of their pathophysiology and treatment, and provides a selection of other relevant information with an evidence-based approach. Figures and diagrams are used to improve understanding of complex problems, and references have been chosen to enable in-depth evaluation of clinical problems. The text pays particular attention to the various diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures for which reliable guidelines are not yet available. 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 specialists during their daily practice.

This book aims to provide the scientific community with the state of the art on neonatal care in order to avoid as much as possible, or at least limit, the  tragic disabilities due to prematurity, abnormal delivery, and diseases affecting these patients. Expert pediatricians, neonatologists, obstetricians, anaesthesiologists, training doctors in these areas,  as well as all child caregivers will find it this volume a  fundamental tool for their activity, thanks to the schematic and practical information it offers and to the indications of clinical solutions. 


Neonatal intensive care Neonatology Obstetrics Pediatrics Perinatal medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Buonocore
    • 1
  • Rodolfo Bracci
    • 2
  • Michael Weindling
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Division of NeonatologyUniversity of Siena General Hospital S. Maria alle Scotte Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria SeneseSienaItaly
  2. 2.University of SienaSienaItaly
  3. 3.University of LiverpoolUK
  4. 4.Department of Women’s and Children’s HealthInstitute of Translational MedicineLiverpoolUK
  5. 5.Liverpool Women’s HospitalLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1404-6
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1405-3
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