Congenital hypothyroidism is a disorder affecting the thyroid gland, which is in the neck. The thyroid gland produces a hormone (chemical substance) called thyroxine, which is needed for normal growth and development.
Temperature control or thermoregulation in the neonate is a critical physiological function that is strongly influenced by physical immaturity, extent of illness and environmental factors (Thomas, 1994). By definition, the term neonate refers to the first 28 days post delivery.
The aim of this guideline is to support staff in ensuring the prompt assessment, recognition and treatment of jaundice, while minimizing the risks of unintended harm such as parental anxiety, decreased breastfeeding, and unnecessary costs or treatment.
The vocal cords, also known as vocal folds, sit at the top of the windpipe (trachea). They are two folds of tissue stretched across the voice box (larynx). They vibrate, adjusting the flow of air from the lungs, to produce speech sounds.