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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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Does Using a Nasal Barrier Dressing Prevent Nasal Injury in Premature Infants Receiving Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure?

EBNEO (Evidence Based Neonatology) review In infants less than 30 weeks’ gestation and/or with birth weight less than 1250 grams receiving nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP), does the use of a barrier dressing compared with no barrier dressing (C) … Continue reading

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Mean platelet volume in preterm: a predictor of early onset neonatal sepsis

  Abstract Background: Early onset sepsis (EOS) is potentially life-threatening problem especially in preterm. EOS diagnosis is challenging due to its non-specific signs and laboratory tests. Mean platelet volume (MPV) has been used as predictor of many inflammatory diseases. Objectives: … Continue reading

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Cooling plus inhaled xenon for newborns with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

A new Cochrane Systematic Review has found that “Current evidence from one small randomised controlled pilot trial is inadequate to show whether cooling plus xenon is safe or effective in near-term and term newborns with HIE. Further trials reporting long-term … Continue reading

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A post-mortem population survey on foetal-infantile end-of-life decisions: a research protocol

The death of a child before or shortly after birth is frequently preceded by an end-of-life decision (ELD). Population-based studies of incidence and characteristics of ELDs in neonates and infants are rare, and those in the foetal-infantile period (> 22 weeks … Continue reading

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Do mothers understand the reasons for giving vitamin K to their newborn babies?

Late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding has serious implications for newborn infants. This service evaluation project assesses current provision of information regarding prophylactic vitamin K and the level of maternal understanding of the reasons for giving it. New mothers were interviewed … Continue reading

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A staphylococcal cerebral abscess in a preterm infant

This report considers the case of a rare presentation of a premature infant with post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalus who developed a cerebral brain abscess. Although cerebral abscesses are rare in this patient population, they are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. This … Continue reading

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