Pediatrics: from neonatology to adolescent medicine
Pediatrics is the medical specialty dedicated to children from birth to adulthood. The pediatrician observes the physical and psychomotor development of the young child in order to detect any abnormalities that may exist.
He detects and treats behavioural disorders in the child or adolescent and recognizes situations of abuse. He follows the technique of preventive medicine (vaccinations) and treats common infectious diseases (respiratory and digestive) as well as chronic diseases. Pediatrics differs from general medicine in that the pediatrician is dealing with an organism that is undergoing constant and rapid change.
Pediatrics Pediatricians in Tunisia
The pediatrician is a children's specialist, he is considered the children's general practitioner. In fact, it is the specificity of the population he treats that makes the pediatrician a specialist.
The pediatrician receives his patients in different cases:
- Learning Disabilities,
- Development issues,
- Respiratory insufficiency,
- Infectious problems,
- Motor deficits,
- Metabolic disorders,
- Inflammatory diseases.
Service of Pediatrics Tunisia, the Center's Clinic
The Clinic of the Center has a pediatric service with 5 pediatric well-equipped rooms with adequate material allowing hospitalization in the best possible conditions.
The clinic has a high-performance pediatric resuscitation unit under theresponsibility of experienced resuscitators.
Three incubators, one resuscitation ventilator, one valve, two UV lamps, one table.The heating system is available for necessary intensive care.
A team of pediatric technicians is available 24 hours a day to provide the necessary gestures.
A team of dynamic pediatricians is available in case of necessity, for urgent procedures and hospitalization follow-up, whether in medical-surgical or intensive care units.
Neonatology is the medical specialty that deals with the fetus and the newborn, before, during and until the first months after birth. This activity deals with the maintenance of health and development of the fetus, newborn and infant.
A neonatal doctor or neonatal pediatrician ensures the medical care of the newborn, from the delivery room to departure .
In a hospital environment, the neonatal doctor performs his missions within a neonatology unit or department.
Several factors can increase the risks of premature birth:
- Delayed growth of the fetus in the uterus;
- Local or general infections in the mother;
- An abnormality of the uterus;
- A multiple pregnancy;
- The mother's age, too young or too old;
- A difficult family or social situation;
The neonatal care unit welcomes premature children and children born at term but with pathologies.