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Published Date01 Jun 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Apnoea is defined as no effective respiratory effort for ≥ 20 seconds or for > 10 seconds if associated with bradycardia (< 100 bpm), oxygen desaturation, cyanosis or pallor. Apnoea may be classified as one of the following:

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Published Date16 Oct 2015
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Neonates are susceptible to bleeding for various reasons. Take a detailed history, physical examination and determine whether the neonate is 'well' or 'sick'. Reasons for bleeding in neonates include:

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Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Bowel obstruction is a common surgical emergency for newborns. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment usually results in positive outcomes. Delay in carrying out surgery may result in the loss of large amounts of bowel.

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Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018
Over the past decade the clinical definition of chronic lung disease has evolved from describing oxygen dependency at 28 days of age to oxygen dependency at 36 weeks corrected gestational age. Chronic lung disease is the single most important... Read more...
Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an autosomal recessive condition with an incidence of approximately 1 in 12,500 Caucasian births. It is caused by deficiency of one of a range of enzymes required to make: 

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Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Poor maternal glycaemic control during embryogenesis can result in a four- to eight-fold increase in congenital malformations including:

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Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Down syndrome was first described by Dr John Langdon Down in 1886. Despite the availability of improved antenatal diagnosis, the incidence of Down syndrome remains at around 1 in 1,100 births.

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Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Neonatal encephalopathy is a clinically defined syndrome of disturbed neurologic function in the earliest days of life in an infant born at or beyond 35 weeks of gestation, manifested by a subnormal level of consciousness or ... Read more...

Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is the spontaneous effortless regurgitation of gastric contents into the oesophagus that may or may not result in vomiting. It is a self limiting condition and often resolves by 18 months with or without treatment... Read more...

Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a genetic disorder which causes haemolysis (premature breakdown of red blood cells).... Read more...