Thoroughly revised and updated, the New Edition of this definitive text explains how to care for neonates using the very latest methods. It maintains a clinical focus while providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment techniques. Written by more than 55 specialists who are actively involved in the care of sick newborns, it serves as an authoritative reference for practitioners, a valuable preparation tool for neonatal board exams, and a useful resource for the entire neonatal care team. Focuses on diagnosis and management, describing pertinent developmental physiology and the pathogenesis of neonatal problems. Includes over 500 crisp illustrations that clarify important concepts and techniques. Features the contributions of new editor Christine Gleason, a well-known neonatologist specializing in fetal physiology and drug/alcohol effects on the brain. Discusses hot topics such as ethical decisions in the neonatal-perinatal period * maternal medical disorders of fetal significance, seizure disorders, isoimmunization, cancer and mental disorders * maternal and fetal anesthesia and analgesia * prenatal genetic diagnosis * overview of clinical evaluation of metabolic disease * neonatal pain in the 21st Century * immunology of the fetus and newborn * wonders of surfactant * long-term neurological outcomes in children with congenital heart disease * developmental biology of the hematologic system * and illustrative forms and normal values: blood, CSF, urine. Features extensive cross-referencing, making it quick and easy to navigate through the organ-related sections. Includes coverage of perinatology-providing a well-rounded, comprehensive approach to patient care. Presents case studies designed to help readers recognize and manage cases in the office setting and asses their understanding of the topic.