Monthly Archives: September 2018

Cooling plus inhaled xenon for newborns with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

A new Cochrane Systematic Review has been published on how does cooling plus inhaled xenon compare with cooling alone for improving survival and development of newborn babies who may have suffered from lack of oxygen at birth? The Review has … Continue reading

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Does providing a very small volume of maternal colostrum into the mouth of preterm babies (oropharyngeal colostrum (OPC)) prevent complications and improve health outcomes?

Placing a small volume of colostrum – the first milk produced by the mother during the first few days of life – directly onto the inside of the cheeks of preterm infants may provide immunological and growth factors that stimulate … Continue reading

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Correlation of Premature Infant Sleep/Wakefulness and Noise Levels in the Presence or Absence of “Quiet Time”

Peak sound levels during sleep can compromise the development of hospitalized infants. Quiet time is a strategy implemented in neonatal units to promote the sleeping of neonates by reducing noise levels, luminosity, and handling during particular periods of the day. … Continue reading

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Temperature and Humidity Associated With Artificial Ventilation in the Premature Infant: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Approximately half of the 55,000 very low birth-weight infants (<1500 g) born in the United States each year develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Many etiologies have been associated with the development of BPD, including aberrant temperature/humidity levels of artificial ventilation. This … Continue reading

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Congenital Infectious Disease and the Neonate

Advances in Neonatal Care introduces a two-part special series on congenital infections developed in coordination with guest editor Dr. Desi Newberry. This special series highlights clinical management issues in an area of neonatal care with increasing prevalence in the NICU. … Continue reading

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Chlorhexidine gluconate and skin bacteria

One should be thankful we can’t see it but the whole world is covered in a thin film of bacteria, not least people’s skin. Normally they do no harm but in vulnerable people – including premature babies – they can … Continue reading

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WHO recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health

Overview A home-based record is a health document used to record the history of health services received by an individual. It is kept in the household, in either paper or electronic format, by the individual or their caregiver and is … Continue reading

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