Monthly Archives: January 2017

Perinatal problems and autism

In this study Darios Getahun, from Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena led a team of researchers looking into the links between perinatal complications and autism. The team looked at the medical records of 594,638 children, born between 1991 and 2009. They found … Continue reading

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Comparison of positive pressure ventilation devices in a newborn manikin

Objective: To compare tidal volume (VT) delivery and ventilation rate between devices for positive pressure ventilation (PPV) during newborn resuscitation. Methods: Neonatal resuscitation program providers (n = 25) delivered PPV to a newborn manikin in a randomized order with: a self-inflating bag … Continue reading

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Comparison of two cervical cerclages for the prevention of preterm birth and neonatal complications

Objective: To investigate the outcomes of singleton pregnant women with cervical insufficiency undergoing two different cervical cerclages. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of women who underwent a history- or ultrasound-indicated cerclage (either Shirodkar or McDonald) at a tertiary … Continue reading

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Neonatal hypertension

Neonatal hypertension (HT) is a frequently under reported condition and is seen uncommonly in the intensive care unit. Neonatal HT has defined arbitrarily as blood pressure more than 2 standard deviations above the base as per the age or defined … Continue reading

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Bliss news update

Recent experiences of parents with premature babies or sick newborns have been added to the Bliss website. To read more visit their News page.

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Effect of Vibration on Pain Response to Heel Lance: A Pilot Randomized Control Trial

Applied mechanical vibration in pediatric and adult populations has been shown to be an effective analgesic for acute and chronic pain, including needle pain. However, studies among the neonatal population are lacking. According to the Gate Control Theory, it is … Continue reading

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The Pressure Is On!: Neonatal Skin and Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Premature infants have an increased risk for developing skin breakdown. Perceivably noninvasive interventions may have detrimental effects on the infant’s skin.This case presentation describes an extreme case of nasal breakdown associated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). The article highlights … Continue reading

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