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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Newborn babies have a central nervous system that is vulnerable to epileptogenic activity, and as a result they have a relatively high incidence of seizures (12 per 1,000 term infants). 

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Neonatal sepsis occurs in one to eight per 1,000 live births with the highest incidence occurring among infants of very low birthweight and gestation. Please note:

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Shock is a complex syndrome of circulatory dysfunction associated with reduced oxygen and nutrient delivery to peripheral systems and ultimately to central organs.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

A single umbilical artery (SUA) is a malformation of the umbilical cord where only one artery instead of two is present. It may be associated with other birth defects.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Small for gestational age (SGA) infants are defined as having a birthweight more than 2SD below the mean or less than the 10th percentile for the gestational age.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018
Stridor is a loud, high-pitched respiratory sound usually heard on inspiration, but it can occur on expiration in severe upper airway obstruction.... Read more...
Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated08 Nov 2019

Substance use in the mother may cause Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in a newborn.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Newborns, including the very preterm, are capable of feeling pain. Pain is often unrecognised and under treated in infants.

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Published Date02 Apr 2019
Last Updated05 Apr 2019

Providing adequate nutrition for preterm infants is a challenge, and ensuring optimal intake of vitamins is one important element of nutritional management.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a common arrhythmia in neonates.

SVT may initially be asymptomatic, but when prolonged it may result in congestive cardiac failure and shock after a variable period.

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