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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Umbilical artery catherisation is used to provide direct arterial access in the neonate. It may be required for sampling and monitoring. The umbilical artery begins to constrict after birth but may be cannulated up to the first few days of life... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

When caring for the newborn’s umbilical cord, current evidence supports the use of standard infection control procedures only.

Alcohol, antibiotic sprays, physolex or chlorhexidine should be used with caution and under medical direction... Read more...

Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated28 Nov 2018

Umbilical hernias are common in the neonatal period and represent a central fascial gap beneath the umbilicus through which abdominal contents may protrude, covered by skin.

This gap is a consequence of delayed contraction of the... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018
Umbilical vein catheterisation is the preferred initial venous access in infants ... Read more...
Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Undescended testes (UDT) are a common finding in the neonatal period. It affects up to one in 20 term males and up to one-third of preterm males. In most cases, the aetiology is unknown.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

When a urine sample is required in neonates strongly suspected of having a urinary tract infection (UTI) and/or requiring antibiotics, suprapubic aspiration (SPA) of urine is the first-line investigation.

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