A Synopsis of Children's Diseases by John Rendle-Short, O. P. Gray, J. A. Dodge

By John Rendle-Short, O. P. Gray, J. A. Dodge

A Synopsis of kid's illnesses, 6th version presents info pertinent to kid's ailments. This publication discusses the expansion and improvement of physique, character, and mind of kids. prepared into 22 sections encompassing 174 chapters, this variation starts off with an outline of the bounds of every person kid's capability to accomplish optimum structural and useful adulthood. this article then discusses the popularity of macroscopic abnormalities of constitution brought on by defective improvement and current at delivery. different chapters ponder the speed of perinatal mortality and morbidity, that's because of placental failure, congenital abnormalities, hypoxia, start harm, an infection, hemolytic sickness, toxemia, and different being pregnant issues. This booklet discusses to boot the common approach to breast feeding and synthetic feeding. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with the syndrome of recurrent accidents inflicted on baby by way of attendant. This booklet is a priceless source for pediatricians, psychologists, physiotherapists, kinfolk medical professionals, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and clinicians.

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Other drugs have been incriminated but without proof at present time. Note : No drug should be given to a pregnant woman during early months of pregnancy unless absolutely essential. 38 Section / / . — 1. —See p . 33. 2. , meningomyelocele. 3. — a. Maternal malnutrition and lack of rest (see below), b. Maternal disease : (i) rubella, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, urinary infection ; (ii) diabetes, thyrotoxicosis ; (iii) myasthenia gravis ; (iv) thrombocytopenic purpura ; (v) toxaemia of pregnancy. Note : In many cases of malformation or stillbirth no cause can be found.

Brain—most important. ii. Heart—causes heart failure. iii. , bronchopneumonia. 2. Late—brain damage—mental deficiency, cerebral palsy, deafness. 46 THE NEONATAL PERIOD Neonatal Anoxia, continued. —See p . 22. — 1. Antenatal—by amnioscopy and sampling of blood from foetal scalp. 2. Estimate level of oxygen (Po 2 ), carbon dioxide (Pco 2 ), £>H, and base deficit in umbilical venous, or infant's arteriolized blood. , heel, in water a t 40° C. for some minutes before pricking. Sample the blood from the centre of the issuing drop by inserting glass capillary deep into blood.

Radiotherapy should never be given to children except for malignant disease. 6. Radio-isotopes should rarely be used in children. , androgens on female leading t o pseudohermaphroditism (see p . 566). MATERNAL AGE AND MULTIPARITY Significantly higher incidence of congenital abnormalities in infants of older and/or multiparous women. History of previous abortions often obtained. NUTRITIONAL DISTURBANCES 1. Due to faulty implantation of ovum. 2. g. :— a. —Leading t o congenital goitre or cretinism.

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