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Neonatology is a specialised branch of paediatrics that focuses on the medical care of newborn infants, particularly those who are premature, ill, or have congenital abnormalities. This discipline encompasses the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and management of medical conditions affecting neonates during the initial days to weeks of life. Neonatologists, experts within this field, address a spectrum of issues, including respiratory distress, cardiac anomalies, infections, and developmental concerns specific to the newborn period. The care provided extends to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), where advanced medical technologies and therapeutic interventions are employed to support the fragile health of newborns. Neonatology seeks to optimize the outcomes for premature and critically ill infants, acknowledging the unique physiological and developmental challenges they face during the early stages of life.

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