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The efficacy of routine brain MRI for term neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care unit

The efficacy of routine brain MRI for term infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has not been well studied. This study aimed to investigate the types and frequencies of abnormal findings on routine brain MRI and the … Continue reading

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A Review of Siblings’ Needs and Interventions Supporting Their Adaptation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Many aspects may interfere with siblings’ adaptation when an infant is born prematurely and hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). During this critical period, siblings may have sudden change of behaviors if their needs are not adequately met. … Continue reading

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Neonatal hypoglycemia algorithms improve hospital outcomes

Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common diagnosis for which management strategies vary. Our goal was to implement hypoglycemia algorithms (HGA) to streamline management of neonatal hypoglycemia within our hospital system and improve outcomes related to promoting the mother-infant dyad and decreasing … Continue reading

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Of pregnancies complicated by small for gestational age babies at term, what proportions have placental findings with implications for future pregnancies or neonatal outcomes?

Abstract Background: Small for gestational age (SGA) is a term to define any baby born with birth weight <10th centile. SGA can be associated with a number of placental pathology findings, which may influence maternal outcomes, neonatal neurodevelopment, and future … Continue reading

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Parental perceptions of neonatal therapeutic hypothermia; emotional and healing experiences

Abstract Introduction: Parents of infants who undergo therapeutic hypothermia experience emotional challenges that have not been fully characterized. Comprehensive understanding of the parental experience of hypothermia is needed to provide better care to the family of the infant. This study … Continue reading

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Maternal and neonatal outcomes among scheduled versus unscheduled deliveries in women with prenatally diagnosed, pathologically proven placenta accreta

Abstract Objective: To evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes among scheduled versus unscheduled deliveries in cases of prenatally diagnosed, pathologically proven placenta accreta. Study design: Retrospective cohort of placenta accreta cases delivered in five University of California hospitals. Results: Of 151 … Continue reading

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Continuous glucose monitoring as a screening tool for neonatal hypoglycemia in infants of diabetic mothers

Abstract Objective: To assess the plausibility of using the continuous glucose monitoring as a sole source of data for the screening of the neonatal hypoglycemia. Study design: Infants of mothers with diabetes were screened for neonatal hypoglycemia (less than 2.5 mmol/l … Continue reading

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Neonatal acute liver failure due to enteroviruses: a 14 years single NICU experience

Abstract Background: Neonatal acute liver failure (ALF) is a severe condition with a mortality rate up to 70%. Human enterovirus (HEV) infections are associated with serious diseases in newborns, including myocarditis, meningoencephalitis and, more rarely, ALF with a fulminant course. … Continue reading

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