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Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, 5th Edition

Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, 5th Edition

Northern Neonatal Network (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-75035-3

Apr 2008, BMJ Books

320 pages

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$74.99

Description

The Neonatal Formulary is a unique book providing advice on the safe use of drugs during pregnancy, labour and throughout the first year of life. Thoroughly updated, this fifth edition draws on the experience of an increasingly international group of neonatologists and is now a well established reference on prescribing in infancy. It covers all the drugs commonly used in the perinatal period, including those used for fetal treatment, and summarizes how the prescribing of each has to adapt to changes in drug elimination during the first year of life.

 

 

Key features for the fifth edition include:

 


  • fully updated monographs and references
  • 20 full monographs for diseases more commonly seen in the tropics
  • invaluable information on dose sizes and administration for babies
  • further inclusion of evidence from relevant RCTs and systematic reviews from the Cochrane database
  • a free access website with regular updates and links to other useful information.

IMPORTANT DOSAGE CHANGE

Introduction.

Important Advisory Statement.

Further Reading.

PART 1 Drug Prescribing and Drug Administration.

Terms, Symbols, Abbreviations, and Units.

Drug Storage.

Neonatal Drug Administration.

Drugs and the Body.

Drugs and the Law.

Care and use of Intravascular Lines.

Minimising IV infusion and Drug Hazards.

Writing a Hospital Prescription.

Adverse Reactions and Overtreatment.

Renal Failure.

Body Weight and Surface Area.

Useful Website Addresses.

PART 2 Drug Monographs.

PART 3 Maternal Medication and its Effect on the Baby.

Introduction.

Further Reading.

Maternal Medication and the Baby.

Index, Including Synonyms and Abbreviations.

"The Neonatal Formulary is an invaluable and worthy reference text for all obstetric and neonatal intensive care units … .The highlight is a succinct discussion of each drug and its use in clinical practice, with references and web links to show the most recent information available." (The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Spring 2008) 

"Based on a large number of international neonatologists, this essential book on drungs used in pregnancy and early infancy, is highly recommended to any pediatrician, neonatal nurses, obstetricians and pharmacists.A must." (Pediatric Endocrinology reviews, December 2007)

A new edition of this unique formulary for babies and pregnant women



  • Already established as a national reference of neonatal therapeutics
  • Continuously updated via its own website, and new edition is available in PDA format
  • Includes 20 new monographs on drugs especially relevant to tropical diseases
  • Features a drug per page, including invaluable information on dose sizes and administration for babies
  • Provides further inclusion of evidence from relevant RCTs and systematic reviews from the Cochrane database