Monthly Archives: April 2020

Perinatal management of extreme preterm birth before 27 weeks of gestation: a framework for practice

A framework for the care and management babies born before 27 completed weeks of gestation, and evolving national and international changes in the approach to their care. Full text available in ACD Fetal & Neonatal edition May 2020, Vol. 105 … Continue reading

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Recommendations in the face of uncertainty: should extremely preterm infants receive chest compressions and/or epinephrine in the delivery room?

A discussion on he 2009 British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) framework recommendation against advanced resuscitation measures (delivery room cardiopulmonary resuscitation, DR-CPR) in extremely preterm infants> For and against. Abstract available in ADC Fetal & Neonatal edition, May 2020, Vol. … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding duration and infant sleep location in a cohort of volunteer breastfeeding counselors

The first aim of this study was to investigate infant sleeping location in a dataset of mothers with strong breastfeeding outcomes. The second aim was to investigate the association between infant sleeping location and breastfeeding (exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months … Continue reading

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International perspectives concerning donor milk banking during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic

This article looks at the risks of Covid19 transmission through human milk. Abstract available in Journal of Human Lactation, April 15 2020(subscription and log in required to see the full article)

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COVID19 and breastfeeding: not that simple

Letter to the editor regarding the paucity of information regarding pregnancy and breastfeeding and covid19. Abstract available in Journal of Human Lactation, April 15 2020.(subscription and log in required to see the full article)

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The associations between light exposure during pumping and holder pasteurization and the macronutrient and vitamin concentrations in human milk

During pumping, storage, and pasteurization human milk is exposed to light, which could affect the concentrations of light-sensitive vitamins. Currently, milk banks do not regulate light exposure. The aim of this paper was to determine the influence of light exposure … Continue reading

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Home oxygen therapy after hospital discharge

Home oxygen therapy is increasingly prescribed for various conditions in the neonatal period, particularly for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Due to limited evidence on indication, minimal target oxygen saturation, monitoring, application and discontinuation of home oxygen therapy clinical practice varies … Continue reading

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Oxidative stress biomarkers in the perinatal period: Diagnostic and prognostic value

Abstract available in(subscription and log in required to see the full article) Perinatal oxidative stress (OS) is involved in the physiopathology of many pregnancy-related disorders and is largely responsible for cellular, tissue and organ damage that occur in the perinatal period … Continue reading

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Oxygen metabolism and oxygenation of the newborn

The premature infant is to some extent protected from hypoxia, however defense against hyperoxia is poorly developed. The optimal assessment of oxygenation is to measure oxygen delivery and extraction. At the bedside PaO2 and SpO2 are approximations of oxygenation at the tissue … Continue reading

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