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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Despite advances in neonatal medicine and intensive care there are some infants where, after discussion with their parents, it is decided that the use of intensive or ‘extraordinary’ interventions to maintain life is not appropriate. Some of... Read more...

Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Human parvovirus B19 is a small non-enveloped virus that contains single-stranded DNA. It is responsible for several clinical syndromes.

Normal transmission is presumably by the respiratory route via droplet aerosol.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (CVC) are used for infants who require repeated and prolonged venous access.

Procedures outlined are for infants who weigh less than 1,000 g and those more than 1,000 g.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated12 Apr 2019

Indications

Peripheral arterial access should be considered in neonates for:

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters are inserted into small peripheral veins to provide access to administer IV fluids (including dextrose and parenteral nutrition), medications, packed cell and blood product transfusions.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated29 Nov 2018

Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is when the neonate fails to make the transition from fetal circulation to normal newborn circulation.

One of the main challenges facing a neonate making the transition to the extra-uterine... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated20 Aug 2019

Pneumothorax drainage topic includes clinical features of pneumothorax, preparation for procedure, emergency needle aspiration and procedure for insertion of an intercostal catheter.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Polycythaemia is an abnormally high level of red blood cells. It is defined as a venous haematocrit greater than 65 per cent and occurs in 0.4-4 per cent of newborn infants.

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