Monthly Archives: January 2018

SIGNEC Fifth International Conference on Necrotising Enterocolitis

The fifth SIGNEC (special interest group in necrotising enterocolitis) international conference was held on 16-17 October 2017 in London. This special supplement reviews the ground-breaking work in the field of necrotising enterocolitis. To access the supplement click here

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RCOT guideline highlights the potential contribution of occupational therapy to premature babies

New guidance has been issued to neonatal units caring for premature and high-risk babies from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). The guidance aims to ensure that preterm babies have the building blocks in place to overcome the physical, mental … Continue reading

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Fasting glucose and perinatal problems

In this study Lina Salman, from the Helen Schneider Hospital for Women in Israel, led a team of researchers looking into the links between first-trimester fasting glucose and perinatal outcomes. They found that women with a first-trimester fasting glucose level … Continue reading

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Stress and gestational weight gain

In this study Michelle A. Kominiarek, from Northwestern University in Chicago, led a team of researchers looking into the links between stress during women’s pregnancies and their babies’ weight gain. The study found that women who had experienced more stressful … Continue reading

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Differing perspectives on parent access to their child’s electronic medical record during neonatal intensive care hospitalization: a pilot study

Abstract Objective: To improve informed medical decision-making, principles for family-centered neonatal care recommend that parents have access to their child’s medical record on an ongoing basis during neonatal intensive unit care (NICU) hospitalization. Currently, many NICUs do not allow independent … Continue reading

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Opinions regarding neonatal resuscitation training for the obstetric physician: a survey of neonatal and obstetric training program directors

Abstract Purpose: Our goal was to garner opinions regarding neonatal resuscitation training for obstetric physicians. We sought to evaluate obstacles to neonatal resuscitation training for obstetric physicians and possible solutions for implementation challenges.Materials and methods: We distributed a national survey … Continue reading

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Neonatal Excellence Awards

Nominate your neonatal unit to win the Project of the Year Award! The Project of the Year Award celebrates outstanding services that make a positive difference to babies and families in neonatal care. The deadline for all nominations is Monday, 22nd … Continue reading

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Small for gestational age as an independent risk factor for long-term pediatric gastrointestinal morbidity of the offspring

Abstract Objective: The concept of neonatal programming has begun to emerge as an important component of adult health. Scarce data exist regarding perinatal risk factors for long-term gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity of the offspring. We aimed to evaluate the association between … Continue reading

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