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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Neonatal (Overview)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the interval to 60 days.


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What is the role of neonatal fellows?

What is the role of neonatal fellows?

See below: They are pediatricians that are undergoing further training. This training will help them to provide care for premature and sick babies. During their training, they will be involved with the care of neonates and help educate pediatric residents. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Neonatal (Overview)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the interval to 60 days.


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What causes the drying of a neonates cord?

What causes the drying of a neonates cord?

Air/time others: Around the world there have been many patterns used to treat the cord stump after birth. The simplest is to let it dry and occasionally swab it with rubbing alcohol to promote air drying. Some cultures apply breast milk, some apply antibiotics, all seem to have near identical outcomes to doing nothing. Since the cord is no longer hydrated by the fetal waters, it drys. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
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Neonatal (Tip)

30 percent of body heat is lost if newborn isn't wearing a head covering. ...See more

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What common conditions do neonatal nurses see?

What common conditions do neonatal nurses see?

Premature babies: Neonatal nurses care for sick newborns and premature babies and hence are often exposed to common problems associated with prematurity, such as low blood sugar, breathing difficulties, infection, etc. ...Read more

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How much time is the neonatal stage of humans?

28 days: Medically, babies are considered newborns for 28 days and infants until they are 1 year. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Tip)

Newborns often have "crossed eyes" until their eye muscles become stronger. ...See more

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Please tell me exactly what a neonatal nurse is?

Please tell me exactly what a neonatal nurse is?

Newborn nurse: A neonatal nurse is a nurse who specializes in the care of newborns. Some of them specifically care for premature infants, who may need a lot of special care. Some of them may have advanced training in the care of premature infants. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neonatal?

What is the definition or description of: neonatal?

Terminology issues: The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the interval to 60 days. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Tip)

Babies do sleep through the night. ...See more

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What is the effect of septicemia on neonates?

What is the effect of septicemia on neonates?

Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious blood infection that can be caused by a variety of bacteria. Untreated in neonates, it can result in death. As signs of septicemia is very subtle in neonates- many doctors aggressively treat with antibiotics if neonate has temp >100.4f, temperature instability, feeding poorly, lethargy. Blood cultures are drawn before starting the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are causes of jaundice in neonatals?

Jandice: Jaundice is common and occurs in about 60 percent of newborns, more so in premies. The most common cause is physiologic, meaning due to normal changes. Then infections, blood incompatible with mothers, rare blood disorders like enzyme deficiencies or liver disorders. Most important is to know the kind of jandice - direct or indirect is elevated. There are other reasons for rare indirect. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Tip)

Do talk to your babies. They love the sound of your voice. Don't overreact. Stay calm. ...See more

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What is neonatal tetanus?

What is neonatal tetanus?

Affects babies <1mo: In cultures where tetanus immunization is not common, babies are born without any tetanus protection they would otherwise gain from their mother. If you add this to inconsistant hygene, unsterile tools used at delivery, or the application of dung (in some cultures) to speed the separation of the umbilical cord stump, these babies may acquire tetanus and die in the first month. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nursing?

Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, depression or difficult transition around time of birth, etc ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
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Do not keep your house too warm 68-70 degrees is fine. ...See more

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How common is neonatal tetanus?

How common is neonatal tetanus?

Depends on location: Neonatal tetanus is more common in situations where mom was never immunized or incompletely immunized leaving the baby without maternal protection at birth. Add that to the localized practices & problems result. Cutting the cord with a contaminated blade, or the application of dung (practiced in some cultures) to speed cord stump separation & there's a good chance baby will get neonatal tetanus. ...Read more

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What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

About the fetus: When the fetus is developing their is too much fluid in the uterine sac for fetal development. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Tip)

Do swaddle baby to give comfort ; security. Do not use perfumed wipes. It may cause allergy/ skin rash. ...See more

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What is neonatal nurse practitioner?

What is neonatal nurse practitioner?

Just like it sounds: A nurse practitioner that specializes in neonatal medicine. ...Read more

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How to suggest I get into neonatal nursing?

Nursing: Most hospitals have nurses that will help you with breastfeeding, many have nursing clinics for once you are discharged from hospital. ...Read more

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Babies will cry for one of 3 reasons, either hunger, dirty diaper or pain. ...See more

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Please tell me what neonatal icu nurse does?

Please tell me what neonatal icu nurse does?

Critical care: Neonatal ICU nurses focus their work on the care of newborns in trouble. These include premature infants that weigh a few pounds at birth and big term newborns that develop complications. Issues including breathing problems, infection, birth defects, and more that have need for constant supervision. ...Read more

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Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

Low platelets count: Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs when fetal platelets contain an antigen inherited from the father that the mother lacks. The mother forms antiplatelet antibodies against the this antigen; these cross the placenta and destroy fetal platelets, resulting in fetal and neonatal thrombocytopenia. Minority of affected newborns (about 20%) experiences severe bleeding including intracranial bl ...Read more

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Do not feed baby every time he is crying. Do find out what is wrong with your baby first. ...See more

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What does Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia mean?

NAT: Neonatal (fetus or newborn under 1 month)
alloimmune (immune response to foreign antigen)
thrombocytopenia (low platelet count).

NAT occurs when substances from mother's body pass into the baby's system, causing destruction of platelet cells. ...Read more

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How much salary do neonatal nurse practitioners make?

How much salary do neonatal nurse practitioners make?

A lot: It also depends from state and particular hospital, grossly about $100, 000, but don't forget, there is a tough competition also. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Tip)

Babies love to be carried. Try a carrier. She will cry less. ...See more

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Neonatal nurse for healthy babies, where to find one?

Ask your doc: I am assuming you are referring to someone to help with your baby after birth. You can ask your OB for a reference or ask at the hospital where your baby is delivered. You can also check with the Board of Nursing in your state. ...Read more

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What are neonatal responses to stimuli learned in utero?

Neonatal memory: Once the nervous system has developed the fetus can began to respond to stimulation and develop some memories. I've seen many newborns alert to their mother and father's voices shortly after birth. I reviewed this article and think it will help answer your questions

https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Prenatal_memory ...Read more

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Crying and laughing. Patience, loving and caring. Born to be smart! ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: total and direct neonatal bilirubin?

What is the definition or description of: total and direct neonatal bilirubin?

Causes jaundice: Bilirubin is a breakdown product of heme (found in red blood cells) metabolism. It consists of both direct (water soluble) and indirect (water insoluble) forms. In a newborn, most of the bilirubin is in the indirect form. If the level gets high, it causes neonatal jaundice. See your pediatrician if your newborn looks yellow (jaundiced) or you have concerns. ...Read more

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What special training do the nurses have to be able to work in the neonatal icu?

Generally: You would first need to get a degree in nursing (bsn) and become a registered nurse (rn) by qualifying through the state board. Next you need undergo specialty training in neonatal intensive care with several possible routes and certifications including master of science in nursing (msn) with a focus on neonatal nursing and neonatal nurse practioner (nnp). Requirements vary from state to state. ...Read more

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What temperature is considered a fever? How do I know if my baby has colic? ...See more

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What's tidal volume for a neonate?

What's tidal volume for a neonate?

Pulmonary term: Tidal volumes are measured when infants are on a ventilator and it measure the total volume needed to expand the lung adequately. ...Read more

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What causes neonatal encephalopathy?

What causes neonatal encephalopathy?

See below:: In ne, it is not always possible to document a significant hypoxic-ischemic insult. There are potentially several other etiologies, specifically, it is important to exclude metabolic disease, infection, drug exposure, nervous system malformation and neonatal stroke as possible causes of the encephalopathy. The nature of brain injury causing neurologic impairment in a newborn is poorly understood. ...Read more

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Do rest when your baby rests and don't worry about the cleanliness of home. Stay calm and ENJOY! ...See more

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What are causes of bradycardia in the neonate?

What are causes of bradycardia in the neonate?

Premature or normal: The heart rate is faster in the new born so that under 100 is usually considered to be bradycardia although that would be normal in an adult. Premature infants commonly have episodes of bradycardia and also apnea so that they not uncommnly end up on a home monitor/alarm. Rates below 100 are common and unless the rate is dropping below 60 it is unlikely a problem. Dr. Might recommend alarm though. ...Read more

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Can neonatal herpes hurt my baby bad?

Can neonatal herpes hurt my baby bad?

A 10 ON BAD SCALE: If at all possible you want to avoid this possibility. The germ has a habit of entering the babies brain and destroying tissue. The appearance on a CT scan on survivors is like Swiss cheese. Permanent disability is common. Even early recognition and treatment does not assure a good outcome. ...Read more

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Neonatal herpes! I'm so scared and worried!?

Rare but deadly: This disease is uncommon but can occur in women who have had herpes and are shedding the virus around the time of delivery. It can be hard to tell when you rarely have outbreaks. Some women choose to have a scheduled c-section delivery to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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Rett syndrome caused by efexor neonatal use?

No: This syndrome is caused by a gene mutation, and as such will be present at conception. The exposure of a developing fetus after the fact will not change this mutation. This sporadic syndrome occurs without any exposure to ssri meds or any other defined agent prior to pregnancy or during pregnancy. ...Read more