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The Neurological Assessment of the Preterm and Full-term Newborn Infant


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1. Historical review. 2. Evolution of the present neurological scheme and its applications. 3. The neurological assessment. 4. The neurological profile of normal preterm and term infants. 5. The term infant:development of an optimality score. 6. The neurological examination in preterm and term infants with brain lesions. 7. Adaptation of the neurological proforma. 8. References.

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Lilly M. S. Dubowitz, Hammersmith Hospital Victor Dubowitz, Hammersmith Hospital Eugenio Mercuri, Hammersmith Hospital


"Every physician who cares for newborn babies has long been awaiting the release of the second edition of this book which has become on of the standard medical assessments of newborn babies all over the globe. This book has already become an essential reference for every neonatal unit, and again, I strongly recommend it to those health case providers who care for newborn babies." European Journal of Paediatric Neurology "... a manual on the application of this neurological examination scheme ... easy to follow and the segments of the examination are presented clearly with excellent photographs and line drawings of each manoeuvre ... there is a lot of very useful information on the variations on findings in terms and preterm infants, and particularly the changes in the neurological feature of preterm infants as they grow towards term." Archives of Disease in Childhood

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