By Geoffrey Chamberlain, Margery Morgan

(BMJ publication) textual content has been up to date all through and redesigned within the present ABC structure. Covers association of care, common antenatal administration, fetal well being, paintings in being pregnant, raised blood strain, preterm exertions, a number of being pregnant, audit of delivery, and extra. earlier variation: c1993. Softcover.

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52). In boys the genitalia are normal. Intersex is a less common cause of ambiguity of the external genitalia and a paediatrician should be consulted without delay. An accurate diagnosis is an emotional and social emergency. The parents should be advised that the baby should not be named until the results of chromosome studies are available. Small hydrocoeles usually disappear spontaneously during the first month but an associated inguinal hernia should be sought. Poor development of the scrotum suggests that an undescended testis is present.

She should be fully relaxed and this may be encouraged by putting an empty sterile feeding teat in her mouth if necessary. The gentle abduction test, followed by Barlow’s test, should be carried out in all cases. Unnecessary trauma to the delicate hip joint and its capsule must be avoided. Gentle abduction test The gentle abduction test will detect hips that are in the dislocated position at rest. Each hip should be examined separately, while the opposite thigh is gently fixed by the examiner’s other hand.

Taking blood Capillary blood taken from infants aged up to two years can be used for a variety of tests. The commonest is the Guthrie test, but capillary blood may also be used for blood glucose testing, haemoglobin estimations, and most biochemical tests. The best site for taking capillary blood from an infant aged under six months is the heel. In older infants the thumb is a better site. The heel must be warm. If it is cold, the infant’s foot should be dipped into hand hot water (40°C) for five minutes and dried thoroughly.

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