Oxford Handbook of Neonatology (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198703952

Grenville Fox; Timothy Watts; Nicholas Hoque
576 Pages
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Mar 2017
Oxford Medical Handbooks
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Now in its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Neonatology is the essential user-friendly guide for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of newborns. Accessible, practical, and updated with the latest evidence, this is a key resource designed for use at the cot-side. Using guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and including the most up to date NICE guidelines, the second edition of this handbook uses extensive diagrams and an easy-to-use format to cover good communication practice, neonatal emergencies and technical procedures. Fully updated and revised with expanded sections covering therapeutic hypothermia and developmental care amongst other advances in the field, the Oxford Handbook of Neonatology is a valuable and up-to-date guide to a rapidly evolving field. Taking a valuable family-centred approach to neonatal care, this is the essential resource for all healthcare professionals working with newborns, from the undergraduate medical student to the doctor on the ward.


1: Antenatal care, obstetrics and fetal medicine
2: Management at birth and routine postnatal care
3: Problems on the postnatal ward
4: Admission, discharge, and outcome
5: Fluids and electrolytes
6: Nutrition
7: Respiratory problems
8: Respiratory support
9: Cardiovascular support
10: Gastroenterological problems
11: Neurological problems
12: Infection
13: Metabolic problems and jaundice
14: Haematological problems
15: Nephrological and urological problems
16: Endocrine problems
17: Iatrogenic problems
18: Neonatal transport
19: Family support and ethics
20: Practical procedures
21: Normal values, therapeutic drug levels, and useful formulae

About the author: 

Grenville Fox has been a consultant neonatologist at the Evelina London Children's Hospital (Guy's & St.Thomas NHS Foundation Trust) since 1996, where he has been clinical lead/clinical director since 2000. He graduated from the University of Leicester and trained in paediatrics and neonatology in London before completing a Fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal medicine at the University of Toronto. He has research interests in neonatal respiratory care and has a number of publications in this area.; Nicholas Hoque is a neonatologist working at the Evelina London Children's Hospital. He graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine and was awarded a PhD in Neonatal Neurology from the University of Bristol. He has worked and trained in many centres of excellence including Great Ormond Street, Birmingham and Bristol Children's Hospitals, and the University of California San Francisco. He has published original research in peer-reviewed journals, presented internationally and produced content for textbooks. He has sat on several committees at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. ; Tim Watts has been a consultant neonatologist at Evelina London Children's Hospital since 2001 and clinical lead since 2011. He graduated from University of Western Australia and underwent paediatric and neonatal training in the UK. He has an interest in neonatal infection and neonatal haematology, obtaining his MD at University of London on the subject of thrombocytopenia in the preterm baby. He has contributed to a number of neonatal medical and nursing textbooks.

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