Monthly Archives: April 2017

Can low-dose aspirin prevent pre-eclampsia?

In this study C. Luke Dixon, from the University of Texas, looked at whether low-dose aspirin (LDA) had an effect on the development of pre-eclampsia and times of delivery in high-risk women. 2,479 women took part in the study, of … Continue reading

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How to spot pyelonephritis causing problems

Pyelonephritis – inflamed kidneys – can lead to pregnant women becoming ill and having to be admitted to hospital. In this study Amy M. Valent, from Oregon Health and Science University, led a team of researchers analysing 123 cases of … Continue reading

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Oral care in a neonatal intensive care unit

Abstract Objective: Compare the oral colonization profile of premature infants admitted at NICU before and after doing oral care routine with sterile water versus no intervention. Methods: It was a randomized clinical trial composed of 37 premature infants admitted at … Continue reading

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Blood product transfusions are associated with an increase in serum (1-3)-beta-d-glucan in infants during the initial hospitalization in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Abstract Introduction: Serum (1-3)-beta-d-glucan (BDG) assay has been proposed as an adjunct for the rapid diagnosis of invasive fungal infection (IFI). However, false-positive results have been reported following transfusion of blood products in adults. Aims: To assess the relationship between … Continue reading

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The interaction of personality profile and lactation differs between mothers of late preterm and term neonates

Abstract Late preterm birth, a rapidly growing segment of premature deliveries, has the potential to cause deleterious effects on women’s psycho-emotional experience of labor and the establishment of successful lactation. We compared personality traits by the Lüscher Color Test, the … Continue reading

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Increased ADMA levels are associated with poor pulmonary outcome in preterm neonates

Abstract Background: Nitric oxide (NO), synthesized from the amino acid L-arginine by the action of NO synthases (NOS), is a pulmonary vasodilator. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of NOS. Preterm infants have higher plasma ADMA concentrations than term … Continue reading

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Using videos to keep parents in the picture

People from remote areas in Scotland whose children are born prematurely can find it hard to come and visit them. The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, where many of these babies begin their lives, has been trialling the use … Continue reading

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