The Ballard Score Maturational Assessment of Gestational Age in Newly Born Infants

Monograph


Monograph for Assessing the Maturational Age of the Newborn Infant Using the New Ballard Score

Foreward

Even as technology progresses at a blinding speed, the skilled examiner remains the most valuable segment of the medical repertoire.


Gestational Assessment
An overview of gestational age assessment methodologies, technologies and influencing factors.
Neuromuscular Maturation
Overview of performing neuromuscular maturation assessment.
Neonatal Muscle Tone
An overview of neonatal muscle tone.
Summary
A summary of Gestational Assessment, its influencing factors and methodology.
About Dr. Ballard
Jeanne L. Ballard MD, author of the New Ballard Score, is a now-retired associate professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ballard's research and publications have included studies on infants of diabetic mothers, medical and psychological implications of sibling visitation on neonatal intensive care units, survivability of extremely immature neonates, and safer methods for the prevention of meconium aspiration syndrome, as well as her study of the interrelationship between fetal maturation and gestational age.
References
References for Using the New Ballard Score