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The scariest group of patients in pediatrics are the neonates. Transition to the outside world, the family's adaptation to a new addition, and the inability of the baby to articulate all add up to making this a challenging group of patients, even for experienced clinicians. Early recognition and timely management of critical issues can improve outcomes for our smallest patients.
This two-part series focuses on unique diseases and problems that occur in neonates — babies from 1-30 days of age. Our expert will use the chief complaint to help develop a logical approach to an infant evaluation. Additionally, she will discuss the differential for common complaints, diagnostic approach and current management strategies.
|- Fever/hypothermia||- Serious bacterial infections (SBIs)||- Sepsis|
|- Urinary tract infection||- Cyanosis||- Hypoglycemia|
|- Stridor||- Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs)||- Ductal-dependent cardiac lesions|
|- Meningitis||- Herpes infection||And so much more!|
|- GC & chlamydia||- Seizures
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|- Non-accidental trauma|
|- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia||- Bilious emesis (malrotation)||- Bloody stools (protein intolerance, NEC)|
|- Constipation (Hirschsprung's disease)||- Muscle weakness (botulism)||And so much more!|
Anyone involved with or interested in neonatal patients, including but not limited to: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Emergency Medicine Physicians, and anyone that provides infant care.