Articles

  • Disease

    Necrotizing enterocolitis

    The intestines are responsible for the majority of fluid absorption.

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the death of tissue in the intestine. It occurs most often in premature or sick babies.

  • Disease

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a group of problems that occur in a newborn who was exposed to addictive opiate drugs while in the mother’s womb.

  • Disease

    Neonatal conjunctivitis

    Conjunctivitis is swelling or infection of the membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white part of the eye. Conjunctivitis may occur in a newborn...

  • Disease

    Neonatal hypothyroidism

    Neonatal hypothyroidism is decreased thyroid hormone production in a newborn. In very rare cases, no thyroid hormone is produced. The condition is also...

  • Disease

    Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome

    Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a problem often seen in premature babies. The condition makes it hard for the baby to breathe.

  • Disease

    Neonatal sepsis

    Neonatal sepsis is a blood infection that occurs in an infant younger than 90 days old. Early-onset sepsis is seen in the first week of life occurs after 1...

  • Special Topic

    Neonatal weight gain and nutrition

    Premature babies need to receive good nutrition so they grow at a rate close to that of babies still inside the womb.

  • Special Topic

    Neonate

    A newly born infant is also called a neonate.

    A neonate is a baby who is 4 weeks old or younger.

  • Disease

    Neutropenia - infants

    Neutrophil

    Neutropenia is an abnormally low number of white blood cells. These cells are called neutrophils. They help the body fight infection. This article discusses...

  • Special Topic

    Newborn head molding

    The "sutures" or anatomical lines where the bony plates of the skull join together can be easily felt in the newborn infant. The diamond shaped space on the top of the skull and the smaller space further to the back are often referred to as the "soft spot" in young infants.

    Newborn head molding is an abnormal head shape that results from pressure on the baby’s head during childbirth.