Vincent Harrison The Newborn Baby

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This edition of the manuals for nurses, medical students, doctors and other health workers has been updated. The text covers normal features, behaviour and care after birth, as well as common minor problems such as jaundice, allergy and the failure to thrive. It contains comments by a primary physician and is particularly relevant for those who work in primary care clinics. Management issues are always tailored for those who work in units with restricted funds and a limited number of personnel. Birth asphyxia and subsequent hypoxic brain damage remain the major causes of death and severe handicap in full term infants on the African continent. This edition pays particular attention to these problems. The acutely-ill infant receives significant attention and conditions such as respiratory distress and infection are emphasized. New sections describe the importance and structure of community prenatal services and the simple yet highly effective "kangaroo care" for premature babies. Parental grief and moral and ethnical issues are also highlighted. This edition also addresses the burgeoning crisis of HIV transmission from mother to infant and the current methods of prevention. It also serves as a reference for less common and rare disorders and includes up-to-date information on gene discoveries.

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Vincent Harrison is an emeritus associate professor at the school of child and adolescent health at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of Handbook of Paediatrics.

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