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January 1951

PHYSIOLOGICAL DEVIATIONS OF THE PREMATURE INFANTWith Summary of Principles of Care

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.
From the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Medical School.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(1):99-138. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030106014
Abstract

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Importance of the Problem of Premature Birth

    1. Infant Mortality

    2. Definition of Prematurity

    3. Incidence of Prematurity

    4. Mortality of Premature Infants

    5. Prognosis for Growth and Development

    6. Causes and Prevention of Premature Birth

  • Respiration

    1. Explanations for Respiratory Failure

    2. Carbonic Anhydrase

  • Renal Function

    1. Chemical Composition of the Blood

    2. Urine Volumes and Osmotic Pressure

    3. Excretion of Water

    4. Fluid Requirements

    5. Osmotic Diuresis

    6. Glomerular Function

    7. Urea Clearance

    8. Tubular Function

    9. Mineral Clearances

    10. Titratable Acidity

    11. Comment

  • Regulation of Body Temperature

  • Cardiovascular System

    1. Blood Volume, Cardiac Output and Heart Size

    2. Blood Pressure and Pulse Rate

    3. Vascular Fragility

    4. Prothrombin Level

    5. Hemopoietic System and Iron Metabolism

  • Skeletal System Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism

  • Gastrointestinal System

    • Liver Function

    • Hypoglycemia

    • Food Requirements

      1. Fat

      2. Protein

      3. Carbohydrate

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