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Published Date13 Dec 2018
Last Updated20 Dec 2018

The late preterm infant has been previously described as 'near term', however, it is now recommended to use the 'late preterm' terminology due to this category of infants being erroneously seen as merely a smaller version of the term infant by... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated28 Nov 2018

Therapeutic hypothermia is the controlled, intentional lowering of a patient’s temperature to a continuously monitored target core body temperature for therapeutic purposes.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

A well infant who presents unexpectedly on the first day of life with extensive bruising and/or a petechial rash and who is found to have isolated thrombocytopenia (platelet count <100 x 109/L) without an obvious cause must be presumed to have... Read more...

Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Thrombosis in newborns is often underdiagnosed. Newborns comprise the largest group of children developing thromboembolic events, although the frequency is significantly less than for adults.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated18 Mar 2019
During pregnancy, maternal thyroxine (T4) is transferred to the fetus. The fetus deiodinates the T4 to produce liothyronine (T3), which is important for neurological development. Maternal T3 does not cross the placenta and appears to have little, if... Read more...
Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Although more than 90 per cent of babies less than 1,000 grams or < 28 weeks gestation are delivered in tertiary centres, occasionally a tiny baby is delivered in a non-tertiary hospital.

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Toxoplasmosis is a congenital infection that can occur during pregnancy or the peripartum period. The timing of infection is important in regards to the severity of neonatal illness.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in neonates are used to treat hypovolaemic anaemic shock and normovolaemic anaemia of prematurity, secondary to:

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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

While perinatal tuberculosis (TB) is extremely rare, clinicians should be alert to symptoms. The most effective way to prevent TB in the newborn is to identify and treat the infected mother.

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