Monthly Archives: August 2017

Does indomethacin do any good?

Indomethacin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sometimes given – for preventative (prophylactic) purposes – to extremely premature babies. In this study the medical records of 671 babies were analysed. 141 had not been given indomethacin while the rest had. The … Continue reading

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Thyroid hormones and oxygen

Major illnesses can disturb the levels of hormones produced by the thyroid gland. In this study a team of researchers looked at changes in thyroid hormones in babies who were being given extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). 21 babies took part … Continue reading

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Polyhydramnios, accelerated growth and birth outcomes

Some women have too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and/or very large babies. In this study Sarah Crimmins, from the University of Maryland, led a team of researchers studying birth outcomes in women with polyhydramnios and/or accelerated growth but who had … Continue reading

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Corticosteroid therapy and neonatal septic shock

Babies sometimes suffer blood infections after they are born which can lead to the development of septic shock. One of the ways used to treat this condition is drugs called corticosteroids and in this article Gabriel Altit, from the Universite … Continue reading

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Hearing loss among high-risk newborns admitted to a tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Abstract Purpose: The aim of this work is to identify the most significant risk factors for hearing impairment in high risk neonates hospitalized at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and to assess the sensitivity of hearing screening tests. Methods: … Continue reading

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Assessing infant-oriented care with developmental support approach in Iranian NICUs

Abstract Introduction: Developmental care program is a comprehensive program to reduce secondary effects of NICU and special care on brain development in premature infants. This study aimed to assess neonatal care situation in Iranian NICUs based on developmental approach to … Continue reading

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Medical improvisation training to enhance the antenatal counseling skills of neonatologists and neonatal fellows: a pilot study

Abstract Introduction: Neonatologists must be skilled at providing antenatal counseling to expectant parents of premature infants at the limits of viability. We conducted a medical improvisation workshop with the objective of enhancing antenatal counseling skills. Methods: Pre- and postworkshop questionnaires … Continue reading

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