A score in the 4-6 range indicates that the neonate is having difficulty adapting to extrauterine life, which in some cases may be related to medications given to the mother during labor, prematurity, or a rapid delivery.
In the neonate, however, there is more bilirubin than can be handled due to immature liver functioning and extra red blood cells that break down.
Elevated bilirubin in the neonate is the most common reason for hospital readmission in the first two weeks of life.
A source of oxygen referred to as "blow-by" may be placed near but not directly over the nose and mouth of the neonate during suctioning.
During recovery the mother is encouraged to turn, cough, and deep breathe to keep her lungs clear, and the neonate is usually brought to the mother to breastfeed if she so desires.
Grasping reflex occurs as the palmar reflex when a finger is placed in the neonate's palm and the neonate grasps the finger.
The neonate responds by turning the head toward the stimulus, opening the mouth and searching for the stimulus.
The neonate will suck on the finger or nipple forcefully and rhythmically and the sucking is coordinated with swallowing.
Since the lymphatic system of the newborn is not well developed, follicles will not usually be present, and the lymph nodes will not be enlarged, but the eye of the neonate with chlamydia will be red and inflamed.
The prognosis of a neonate who has contracted an infection perinatally depends on the specific infection.
Neonates Risks to the fetus and neonate from maternal chickenpox are related to the time of infection in the mother.
In a neonate or young infant a severe infection may cause hypothermia.
Neonate mice passively immunized by suckling from mice fed transgenic potatoes had less diarrhea than neonates unexposed to the vaccine  .
The estimate was that cost savings of $ 3000 per treated neonate in intensive care resulted from the use of preterm steroids.
Effects of delivery by cesarean section on lung mechanics and lung volume in the human neonate.
An example might be an exceptionally severely disabled neonate who would derive no benefit from her continued existence.
neonate with haemolytic disease?
Care of the High-Risk Neonate, 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Company, 2001.
Respirations are best assessed by watching the rise and fall of the neonate's abdomen since infants are diaphragmatic breathers.
A slight cyanosis, or blueness, of the hands and feet of the neonate is considered normal.
Developmentally, the baby is considered a neonate for the first 28 days of life.
Absence of this reflex in the neonate is an ominous implication of underlying neurological damage.
Similarly, the plantar reflex occurs by placing a finger against the base of the neonate's toes and the toes curl downward to grasp the finger.
Blink reflex is stimulated by momentarily shining a bright light directly into the neonate's eyes causing him or her to blink.
Pupillary reflex occurs with darkening the room and shining a penlight directly into the neonate's eye for several seconds.
Galant reflex is stimulated by placing the infant on the stomach or lightly supporting him or her under the abdomen with a hand and, using a fingernail, gently stroking one side of the neonate's spinal column from the head to the buttocks.
The response occurs with the neonate's trunk curving toward the stimulated side.
Prone crawl reflex can be stimulated by placing the neonate prone (face down) on a flat surface.
The neonate will attempt to crawl forward using the arms and legs.
The minimum intensity level at which a neonate responds to sound is 25 dBs.
Meconium ileus is a disorder that occurs in newborns in which the meconium, the neonate's first fecal excretion after birth, is abnormally thick and stringy, rather than the collection of mucus and bile that is normally passed.
In the neonate this condition is part of a larger group of eye diseases called neonatal conjunctivitis.
Coronary Arteriovenous Fistula Closed in Neonate."
Nakayama, Hideki, et al. "Multiple cerebral arteriovenous fistulas and malformations in the neonate."
This involves the excavation, detailed recording and analysis of neonate remains from large amphora dating to 600BC.
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