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Congenital Anomalies in Neonates - Clinical Perspectives

Rita Verma

Nassau University Medical Center


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Congenital anomalies constitute a major component of the significant diseases encountered in newborn infants. Approximately 2-3% of all neonates born in the USA suffer from some form of a major or minor congenital defect. Birth defects are responsible for about 300000 annual neonatal deaths worldwide and a significant number of children born with congenital defects suffer from chronic morbidities and disabilities in later life, which may adversely affect their quality of life and substantially limit their productivity. Birth defects begin during intrauterine life and may be triggered by a variety of preventable and non-preventable etiological factors. In certain conditions of preventable birth defects management may start even before conception. Advances in perinatal care and diagnostic testing such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, have made earlier detection of genetically determined congenital abnormalities possible. Furthermore, rapid progress in the postnatal management of various genetic defects, organ system anomalies and metabolic disorders have almost eliminated certain complications that were assessed as fatal previously.

This book will aim to examine the clinical aspects and current perspectives in the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of congenital anomalies in the neonates.

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Date completed: October 31st 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 11th 2020

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Review results due: July 30th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 28th 2020

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About the editor

Rita Verma

Nassau University Medical Center

Rita P. Verma, M.D., F.A.A.P. is currently working as professor of clinical pediatrics, and director of research and neonatal-perinatal medicine at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, USA. She was trained in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, following which she served as a faculty member in the department of pediatrics and division of neonatal-perinatal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia; State University of New York, Stony brook; and the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She has conducted and directed research in clinical as well as basic neonatology, focusing mainly on the vulnerable population of extremely low birth weight infants. She has authored over hundred manuscripts and abstracts and is on the editorial board of several journals. She has delivered invited keynote lectures at numerous national and international conferences and has served as a member of their organizing committees. Her current activities, in addition to clinical care of sick neonates, include directing and performing research in neonatology, authoring scientific manuscripts, reviewing research manuscripts for national and international journals and mentoring post graduate trainees in pediatrics. She is an active member of several committees and subcommittees of the American Academy of Pediatrics and contributes to their policy and protocol review processes.

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