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Recognizing craniosynostosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19892634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Craniosynostosis is characterized by the fusion of sutures. It presents with an abnormal head shape. This article examines this defect and discusses its embryologic origin. A systemic physical assessment guide serves as a tool to enhance early recognition of this defect. Pictorial examples increase understanding of the defect. A discussion of treatment and nursing implications, with an emphasis on family support, is provided.
Linda Merritt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1539-2880     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-06     Completed Date:  2010-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-76     Citation Subset:  N    
Grayson County College, Denison, TX 75020, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Craniosynostoses / classification*,  diagnosis*,  genetics,  nursing,  surgery
Head Protective Devices
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Nursing / methods*
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods
Nurse's Role
Nursing Assessment / methods*
Nursing Methodology Research
Perioperative Care / nursing
Postnatal Care / methods

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