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Looking after infants

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:a

One way and another there's a lot about young children in this week's BMJ. On pp 1549 and 1554 Nadia Badawi and colleagues tease out some of the antepartum and intrapartum factors that predispose to newborn encephalopathy in a large case-control study from Western Australia. As David Edwards and Karin Nelson point out in their accompanying editorial (p 1537), the issues are of tremendous practical importance because fetal asphyxia has long been thought to be a major cause of the encephalopathy (by the courts among others), and Badawi et …

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