Monthly Archives: February 2018

Listening to Relaxing Music Improves Physiological Responses in Premature Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Premature infants are exposed to high levels of noise in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This Spanish study evaluated the effect of a relaxing music therapy intervention composed by artificial intelligence on respiratory rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, … Continue reading

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Basic Knowledge of Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia

Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and esophageal atresia (ET) are rare anomalies in neonates. Up to 50% of neonates with TEF/EA will have Vertebral anomalies (V), Anal atresia (A), Cardiac anomalies (C), Tracheoesophageal fistula (T), Esophageal atresia (E), Renal anomalies (R), and … Continue reading

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Nursing Assessment of Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in the Neonate

Abdominal compartment syndrome in the surgical neonate is a low-frequency, high-risk occurrence that if overlooked is often accompanied with long-term sequelae and sometimes death. The importance of early detection of signs and symptoms through expert nursing assessment cannot be overstated. … Continue reading

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The effect of twin-to-twin delivery time intervals on neonatal outcome for second twins

This retrospective, hospital-based study, performed at a university teaching hospital in Western Sweden examines the effect of twin-to-twin delivery intervals on neonatal outcome for second twins. Twin deliveries between 2008 and 2014 at ≥32 + 0 weeks of gestation, where the first twin … Continue reading

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Saving babies’ lives project impact and results evaluation (SPiRE): a mixed methodology study

Reducing stillbirth and early neonatal death is a national priority in the UK. Current evidence indicates this is potentially achievable through application of four key interventions within routine maternity care delivered as the National Health Service (NHS) England’s Saving Babies’ … Continue reading

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Low-dose aspirin and foetal-growth restriction

Low doses of aspirin are sometimes used to prevent foetal-growth restriction. In this study Anca-Daniela Stanescu, from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, in Bucharest, led a team of researchers studying its effectiveness. 150 patients were divided into … Continue reading

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Reducing antibiotic use in premature babies

In this study Ramachandra Bhat, from the University of South Alabama, led a team of researchers trying to reduce antibiotic use in premature babies. They developed and implemented guidance algorithms for the evaluation and management of suspected sepsis including measures … Continue reading

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