Department of Pediatrics

Physician Publications


The following are several books on neonatal topics that were authored or co-authored by our faculty.


Guidelines for Acute Care of the Neonate, 31st Edition (2023–2024) (Updated February 2024)

Editors: Fernandes, C.J., Pammi, M.

Section Editors: Cavazos R.E., Davies, J., Dinu, D., Gandhi, B., Gannon, M.C., Garcia-Prats, J.A., Gokulakrishnan, G., Gowda, S.H., Guillory C., Hair, A.B., Johnson, K.E., Joseph, C., King, A., Mandy, G., McKee-Garrett, T.M., Osborne S.W., Owens, L., Parmekar, S., Patel, M.J., Patil, M., Placencia, F.X., Premkumar, M.H., Rhee, C.J., Shah, R., Shivanna, B., Speer, M.E., Sundgren N.

The 'Guidelines' were created to help neonatology fellows, pediatric house officers, and others at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals with the usual routines followed in caring for common problems encountered in the care of neonates. These guidelines are reviewed and revised annually (or more frequently as necessary) by the Division of Neonatology following two levels of peer review of the published medical literature and state of the art as practiced elsewhere in the country. Where appropriate, national guidelines or reference to peer-reviewed scientific investigations are cited to help in the decision-making process; regional traits unique to the southeast Texas patient population are used when appropriate.

The Guidelines document is copyrighted and is intended for use by authorized medical personnel at BCM-affiliated hospitals only. With the vision of improving neonatal care and outcomes globally, the Guidelines document is being made available to all who desire it.

The prior (30th) edition was downloaded over 1800 times from 65 countries!

You may obtain a free PDF copy of the document for your own personal use below, if you agree not to modify, copy or distribute the document.

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To request a hard copy of the Guidelines for Acute Care of the Neonate (current edition), please fill out the Baylor Graphic Communications Form.

The Guidelines for Acute Care of the Neonate are printed and provided to you at cost.


Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Respiratory Diseases


Thomas N. Hansen, M.D., and Leonard E. Weisman, M.D., Editors. Handbooks in Health Care Co., 2002, 3rd edition, 301 pages.

An explosion of new information about the pathophysiologic processes involved in diseases of the respiratory system of the newborn has led to improved treatments, such as surfactant replacement, that have markedly reduced morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable population.

The third edition of this book reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, presentation, management, and outcomes for respiratory disorders affecting the newborn, and has updated reviews of pulmonary physiology, ventilatory and non-ventilatory management of respiratory distress. Supportive care that is necessary to optimize outcome is emphasized through sections on nutritional and gastrointestinal support, communications with parents, ethical consideration, and discharge planning.


Atlas of the Newborn


Arnold J. Rudolph, M.D. (deceased). B.C. Decker, Inc., 1997. 5-volume set.

An unparalleled documentation of the illnesses and abnormalities that can afflict the newborn compiled over the 50-year career of pediatrician and neonatologist, Dr. Arnold "Jack" Rudolph.

  • Volume 1. Neonatal and perinatal medicine
  • Volume 2. Musculoskeletal disorders and congenital deformities
  • Volume 3. Head and neck, eye, central nervous system
  • Volume 4. Dermatology and perinatal infection
  • Volume 5. Thorax, abdomen, blood, endocrine and metabolic disorders

Rudolph's Brief Atlas of the Newborn


Virginia Schneider, PA-C, Gerardo Cabrera-Meza, M.D., Editors. B.C. Decker, Inc., 1998. 282 pages.

A single-volume edition of Atlas of the Newborn (see above), intended as a review of the field of neonatology.