Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia
Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
The sixth edition of Neonatology, edited by
MacDonald et al, has undergone a complete facelift, including a new eponymous
title, two new editors, eight new contributors, and significant changes in
chapter titles, format, and content.
The 60 chapters address the most common and important issues currently
facing neonatologists in their day-to-day practice (eg, breastfeeding and
use of breast milk in vulnerable preterm neonates, health care–associated
infection, and prevention modalities). Many of the previous chapters have
been extensively revised, updated, and improved. The revised text effectively
addresses the rapid changes occurring in the fields of fetal and neonatal
medicine and includes important new information on fetal and neonatal development,
disease processes, and therapeutic and technological management. Improvements
are obvious in both the content and presentation of the material. For example,
a full-color insert illustrates key dermatological conditions, disease symptoms,
and imaging techniques. This insert and the changes made to the overall format
of the text are positive features.
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