Neonatal Care and Data

  • Declan O'Riordan
  • Peter J. PorcelliJr
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Neonatology encompasses the care of all infants: from term newborns to extremely premature infants, from healthy infants to those suffering from severe infections or genetic disorders. While the management of infants can vary greatly, there are essential core data and knowledge that is needed to care for them.


Premature Infant Respiratory Syncytial Virus Last Menstrual Period Airway Pressure Release Ventilator Mean Airway Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Declan O'Riordan
    • 1
  • Peter J. PorcelliJr
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatrician, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine St Luke's Children's HospitalBoise
  2. 2.Wake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-Salem

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