The high and static neonatal mortality has been the most important deterrent factor in further lowering the infant mortality rate in our country. Hence, the priority should be to look into measures to bring down the neonatal mortality in order to bring down the high infant mortality. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive and clinical approach to diagnosis and management of the critically ill newborn with emphasis on fundamentals. Although clinically oriented, due place has been given to procedures of level III care with emphasis on rational management. Besides the problems, the book also includes a detail account of the procedures required for intensive care and a comprehensive list of drug and dosage used in the newborn. The contributors are experienced pediatricians with inclination to Neonatology as well as Neonatologists of national repute. This book is of fundamental utility for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, residents, teachers and practicing pediatricians. About the Author Dr. J.N.Sharma is Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam. This department houses a well-equipped neonatal unit catering to the youngest patients who need special care. He is one of the pioneers in the field of development of neonatology in the NE region.
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