Newborn screening

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Screening test is conducted in newborns to allow for early detection of any congenital disorders or abnormalities that are curable and can lead to irreversible impairment/damage if undiagnosed or untreated. …

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Prematurity

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Preterm birth is defined as any birth before 37 completed weeks of gestation (37+0). It has been estimated to account for up to 10 % of all births. Preterm birth …

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Resuscitation

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Perinatal asphyxia remains one of the most common indications for postnatal resuscitation. The necessary prerequisites for successful resuscitation are properly equipped rooms (delivery suite, neonatal wards with the right and …

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Definitions

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Newborn is categorised based on Birth weight (BW), Gestational age (GA) and their relationship:Gestational age• preterm newborns (< 37+0)• term newborn (37+0 to 41+6)• postterm newborn (> 41+6) Birth weight• …

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