vii Preface We are honored to edit this first edition of Challenging Cases in Neonatology. Our motivation for creating this book was prompted by the excellent contributions pre- viously published in the Visual Diagnosis and Index of Suspicion in the Nursery sections in NeoReviews. We thought that this collection of articles would summarize the most interesting and important cases that have been published since 2004. For this book, we selected cases using the following criteria: particularly challeng- ing diagnoses, common problems with controversial treatments, and rare clinical presentations. In cases with outdated diagnostic or treatment modalities, we added commentaries to provide more-recent information from the literature. When pos- sible and if relevant, the original authors also provided updates about the clinical course of the patients. Of course, a book such as this one would not be possible without the assistance of many talented people. First, we would like to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of the authors who contributed to the original articles. We would also like to thank the following people: Alistair Philip (editor in chief of NeoReviews at the time of these publications) for his tremendous leadership, Joseph Puskarz (director of journal publishing, American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP]) for his thoughtful oversight, Luann Zanzola (managing editor, NeoReviews) for her valuable guidance, and Sara Strand and Lawanda Tucker (editorial associates, NeoReviews) for their dedication and hard work. Thanks also to Peter Lynch (manager, digital strategy and product development, AAP) and Evonne Acevedo (editor, digital publishing, AAP) for their significant contributions to the editing of this book. Finally, all this would not be possible without the strength of our patients and commitment of their families they continue to motivate us to improve our clinical and diagnostic skills. We hope that clinicians will enjoy reading this book and will gain knowledge that might be helpful at the bedside, when they are faced with similar clinical presentations. Dara Brodsky, MD Joe Neu, MD
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