Monthly Archives: November 2016

Butterfly Project: supporting parents who have lost a baby from a multiple pregnancy

Healthcare professionals and research staff at Newcastle Neonatal Service and Newcastle University have developed guidelines to improve support for parents who have suffered the loss of a baby from a multiple (eg twin) pregnancy. This article looks at the development of the … Continue reading

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Combining forces for preterm infants – the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI)

The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI), founded in April 2008, is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families. It gathers together parents, healthcare experts from … Continue reading

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An update on neonatal parenteral nutrition

Parenteral nutrition (PN) – the provision of nutrients by an intravenous route – can be used as the sole source of protein, lipid, carbohydrate and other essential nutrients (total PN, TPN) or to supplement milk feeding (partial PN). PN is … Continue reading

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National Neonatal Audit programme (NNAP) Annual Report 2016

The NNAP was established in 2006 to support professionals, families and commissioners in improving the provision of care provided by neonatal services which specialise in looking after babies who are born too early, with a low birth weight or who … Continue reading

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Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: guidelines for professionals

Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a Baby: Guidelines for professionals  4th edition 2016 Since the Sands Guidelines were first published in 1991, they have become widely recognised as an essential benchmark for good practice when caring for parents who … Continue reading

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Steroid-induced resolution of refractory pulmonary interstitial emphysema

Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) is a familiar complication of mechanical ventilation in premature infants. Its most severe form, marked by life-threatening respiratory and cardiovascular compromise, is a particularly vexing problem in neonatology. Treatment modalities rely on decubitus positioning and reduction … Continue reading

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Outcomes associated with early removal versus retention of peripherally inserted central catheters after diagnosis of catheter-associated infections in neonates

OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes and hospital resource utilization of infants who had peripherally inserted central catheters removed early versus retained following diagnosis of central line-associated bloodstream infection. STUDY DESIGN: In a single centre retrospective cohort study, we compared outcomes … Continue reading

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