Ira Adams-Chapman, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

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Congenital pneumonias

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has congenital pneumonia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Although rare, congenital pneumonia is an important cause of respiratory distress in the neonate. Most neonates present with signs of respiratory distress; however, this is a very non-specific symptom that can be…

Septicemia in neonates at 5-28 days of age

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Late onset sepsis (LOS) remains an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. The presenting signs and symptoms are often subtle and mimic other neonatal conditions; however, many affected infants may develop a rapidly progressing and overwhelming sepsis syndrome with associated multiple organ dysfunction and death. Gram-positive organisms…

Septicemia in neonates at birth-5 days of age

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Early onset sepsis (EOS) is defined as infection that occurs within the first 7 days of life. The overall incidence in the United States is approximately 1 case/1000 live births. Although the incidence is low, it is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Morbidity and mortality…

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