Atlas of Neonatal Pathology
Marta Ježová, Josef Feit
+ Introduction
+ Using this atlas
+ Conditions of using this atlas
+ Technical notes
+ Hardware
+ Software
+ How to use the atlas
+ Navigating through the text pages
+ Controlling the pictures
+ Logos and labels
+ What will you need to use the atlas
+ Bugs, problems
+ Netscape
+ Microsoft Internet Explorer
+ Some other Internet resources concerning dermatopathology and pathology
+ Support
+ Support
+ Neonatal pathology
+ Basic terms and classification of newborn infants
+ The Apgar score
+ Classification of newborn infants by weight and gestation
+ Pathology of gestation length
+ Prematurity
+ Postmaturity (Clifford syndrome)
+ Growth and developement
+ Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), small for gestational age infant (SGA)
+ Large for gestational age infant (LGA)
+ Physical maturity
+ Pathology of prematurity
+ Gross appearance of premature infant
+ Difficulties in maintaining homeostasis
+ Thermoregulation
+ Hypoglycemia
+ Hyperbilirubinemia
+ Fluids and electrolytes
+ Apnea of prematurity
+ Anemia of prematurity
+ Hyaline membrane disease (HMD)
+ Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
+ Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)
+ Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)
+ Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
+ Iatrogenic diseases and damage
+ Respiratory system
+ Injuries caused by endotracheal intubation
+ Pulmonary air leak
+ Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
+ Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
+ Cardiovascular system
+ Total parenteral nutrition associated hepatic damage
+ Infections
+ Viability, survivability and long term sequelae of prematurity
+ Viability
+ Survivability in prematurity
+ Severe long term sequelae in babies born prematurely
+ Birth asphyxia
+ Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
+ Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS)
+ Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (persistent fetal circulation)
+ Birth trauma
+ Extracranial lesions
+ Soft tissus injuries
+ Intraabdominal injuries
+ Peripheral and cranial nerve injuries
+ Bone injuries
+ Cranial trauma
+ Perinatal infection
+ Intrauterine infections (TORCH group)
+ Sepsis neonatorum
+ Blenorrhea neonatorum
+ HIV infection
+ Stillbirth and perinatal mortality
+ Stillbirth
+ Perinatal mortality
+ Neonatal pathology nonrelated to prematurity, birth asphyxia or infection
+ Congenital anomalies in liveborn infants
+ Kernicterus
+ Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn
+ Spontenous gastric perforation in a neonate

The clinical part of the atlas (including clinical pictures) was supported by the grant from the fund for development of Czech universities (Czech ministry of education, 2001, FRVS/0511/2001).

The oncological part (namely skin lymphomas) was created in cooperation with the Department of Dermatology, Zurich University (Switzerland), which contributed most of the lymphoma cases.

Further, this chapter was sponsored by the Research intention of the Czech Ministry of Health, No. 00065269705 (the original automatic microscope based on Leica DMLA microscope and accessories).

Further support comes from the project MEFANET, project Building the educational network of Czech medical faculties for creation and sharing of teaching materials on common platform. (1. 1. 2009 – 31. 1. 2009), Code: RP MŠMT C15/2009.

The project was further supported by MediGrid. From this project resources was acquired new automatic microscope Nikon 90i, camera, software, antivibration table and computers. MediGrid servers are used to process the images from tiles to virtual microscope. The MediGrid project was covered by the grant of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic “MediGrid  —  methods and tools for using GRID network in biomedicine” (T202090537).

The project Teaching pathology by hypertext teaching materials and image databases for magister, pregraduate and postgraduate study obtained support from Ministry of Education: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0045. We decided to make the contents of our practicals available through the Internet.

Various attempts to discourage the main author of these atlases, head of the Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Brno (no tests for the students, no digital slides in teaching, false and often bizzar accusations, false complaints of students) lead to my resignation. The situation is documented HERE (in Czech).