Author Archives: John Gale

About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.

Obesity and maternal ICU admission

In this study Heather R. Masters, from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, led a team of researchers looking into the links between mothers’ obesity and their likelihood of being admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) during their … Continue reading

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Overweight mothers and foetal acidosis

Foetal acidosis occurs when unborn babies’ blood becomes too acidic and typically occurs when a child is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time during or after birth. In this study Stefan Johansson, from the Karolinska Institutet in … Continue reading

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Antibiotics, lung problems and death

In this study Dustin D. Flannery, from the University of Pennsylvania, led a team of researchers looking into the links between antibiotic use and increased risks of lung problems and death. 4,950 babies were involved in the study of whom … Continue reading

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Why babies with lung problems stay in hospital longer

Babies born with lung problems – bronchopulmonary dysplasia – can end up staying in hospital for up to a year after being born. This can delay family bonding and the attainment of developmental milestones, increase the risk of hospital-acquired infections … Continue reading

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Very low birth weight and developmental problems

In this study Pratibha Keshav Agarwal, from the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore, led a team of researchers looking into the links between being born very small and having neurodevelopmental problems at two. 165 children were involved in … Continue reading

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Lung problems and long-term outcomes

Some babies have lung problems when they are born – bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In this study Gangaram Akangire, from the University of Missouri-Kansas, led a team of researchers looking into readmission risk factors in the first two years for babies with … Continue reading

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Pre-eclampsia and babies’ health problems

Pregnant women often suffer from high blood pressure even if they don’t have it through the rest of their lives – something doctors call pre-eclampsia. In this study Gustavo Rocha, from the Centro Hospitalar Sao Joao in Portugal, led a … Continue reading

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