Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Epidemiology and Fetal Neonatal Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Domenico Arduini, Gaia Pasquali, Stefano Parmigiani, Daniela Gianotti, Giulio Bevilacqua
      Pages 3-26
    3. Silvia Vannuccini, Michela Torricelli, Filiberto Maria Severi, Felice Petraglia
      Pages 27-40
    4. Felicia M. Low, Peter D. Gluckman
      Pages 41-48
    5. Kirsten Glaser, Christian P. Speer
      Pages 73-94
    6. Mikko Hallman, Tuula Kaukola
      Pages 95-104
    7. Silvia Vannuccini, Caterina Bocchi, Filiberto Maria Severi, Felice Petraglia
      Pages 105-127
    8. Maria Angela Rustico, Mariano Lanna, Enrico Ferrazzi
      Pages 129-146
    9. Enrico Bertino, Giovanna Oggè, Paola Di Nicola, Francesca Giuliani, Alessandra Coscia, Tullia Todros
      Pages 147-169
    10. Otwin Linderkamp
      Pages 183-201
    11. Fabio A. Mosca, Monica Fumagalli, Maria Elena Bolis, Massimo Agosti
      Pages 203-217
    12. Endla K. Anday, Michael Spear
      Pages 219-228
    13. Neil Marlow
      Pages 229-235
    14. Fabrizio Ferrari, Licia Lugli, Elisabetta Garetti, Isotta Guidotti, Marisa Pugliese, Laura Lucaccioni
      Pages 237-249
    15. Viviana Marchi, Andrea Guzzetta, Giovanni Cioni
      Pages 265-275
  3. Perinatal and Neonatal Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277

About this book


This landmark book, a reference work now in its second edition, provides healthcare practitioners in neonatology with an up-to-date, comprehensive source of readily accessible practical advice that will assist in the expert management of patients and their diverse illnesses. Leading experts in their fields discuss the underlying causes and mechanisms and all aspects of the treatment of the full range of neonatal diseases and abnormalities, citing the evidence base whenever appropriate. In addition, detailed information is provided on epidemiology and fetal medicine; therapeutic issues such as the organization of care, transport services, and home care after discharge; legal issues; nutrition; and the consequences of medication use during pregnancy, maternal drug abuse and smoking, and maternal diabetes. The inclusion of summaries, tables, and carefully selected guidelines and recommendations will supply practitioners with quick references and instant solutions during daily practice. The book will be a superb resource for all involved in the care of newborn babies, including neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, midwives, and nursing staff. It is published within the SpringerReference program, which delivers access to living editions constantly updated through a dynamic peer-review publishing process.


Cardiovascular disorders in the newborn Gastrointestinal malformations Hematologic disorders in the newborn Hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn Infections in the newborn Liver disease in the newborn Neurologic disorders in the newborn Nutrition in the newborn Orofacial malformations Respiratory disorders in the newborn

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Buonocore
    • 1
  • Rodolfo Bracci
    • 2
  • Michael Weindling
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics Obstetrics and Reproductive MedicineUniversity of SienaSienaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics Obstetrics and Reproductive MedicineUniversity of SienaSienaItaly
  3. 3.Liverpool Women’s Hospital Neonatal UnitLiverpoolUK

About the editors

Giuseppe Buonocore is Full Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Siena, Italy, and Director of the Unit of Neonatal Pediatrics at the Univerisity Hospital in the same city. As a visiting scholar and professor he’s been teaching in many different universities in Europe and the US (Pennsylvania Medical School, Florida College of Medicine, University of Oulu, Drexel University in Philadelphia, among the others). He is Secretary of the Working Group on Neonatal Hematology within the Italian Society of Neonatology and President of the international foundation Europe Against Infant Brain Injury (EURAIBI). He has published more than 500 articles, including reviews and chapters in textbooks on Neonatology. His research interests are in the mechanisms of cell damage in the neonatal brain, with special reference to hypoxia, the role of oxidant radicals in neonatal diseases and in babies with birth asphyxia.

Rodolfo Bracci, is Professor of Neonatology and was Head of the Neonatology Unit at the University Hospital of Siena from 1988 to 2001. In addition to the numerous lessons he was invited to hold in various cities throughout his long career (Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berkeley, Budapest, Charlottesville, Luzern, Moscow, Montreal, Oslo, Orlando, Stockholm, Washington, and others), he taught as visiting professor at the Brown University in Providence, at the Toronto University and at the Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is author of more than 500 publications (journal articles, books, chapters, abstracts).

Michael Weindling is Professor of Perinatal Medicine and consultant neonatologist at the University of

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. He is Head of the School of Paediatrics at Mersey Deanery, and he is also credited with the training of many leading neonatologists and neonatal nurses throughout the NHS. Professor Weindling helped to set up the Neonatal Unit at the former Liverpool Maternity Hospital in Oxford Street in the 1980s. He had previously worked as a research fellow in neonatal medicine at Oxford after early training in London. He was appointed Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Oxford Street hospital and Fazakerley Hospital in 1985 and senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He became a Professor in 1998. He is Honorary Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists and Head of the Postgraduate School of Paediatrics. He is also Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee in the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR). His main research interests focus on neonatology, tissue oxygenation, and prevention and treatment of acquired brain damage.

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