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Maternal distress in the neonatal intensive care unit: a concept analysis

This study looks at the psychological distress that the neonatal intensive care unit can cause in mothers. Its aim is to develop a clear conceptual understanding of maternal distress in the NICU using conceptual definitions and empirical findings. Available in … Continue reading

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Risk of wrong-patient orders among multiple vs singleton births in the neonatal intensive care units of 2 integrated health care systems

This study looks at the possible increase of risk of “wrong patient orders” among multiple-birth infants compared with singleton-birth infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Available in JAMA Pediatrics; Oct 2019; vol. 173 (no. 10); p. 979-985 (subscription  and … Continue reading

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Neonatal nurses’ knowledge and beliefs about kangaroo mother care in neonatal intensive care units: A descriptive, cross-sectional study

The aim of this study was to assess Jordanian neonatal nurses’ knowledge and beliefs toward the application of kangaroo mother care in the neonatal intensive care unit. The findings revealed that the majority of the nurses agreed that kangaroo mother … Continue reading

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Care of the neonatal intensive care unit graduate after discharge

This article examines the most common complex medical problems in premature and critically ill term infants and the specialist knowledge Primary care physicians need in order to coordinate post-discharge care. Available in Pediatric Clinics of North America, April 2019; vol. … Continue reading

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An economic analysis of human milk supplementation for very low birth weight babies in the USA

An exclusive human milk diet (EHMD) using human milk based products (pre-term formula and fortifiers) has been shown to lead to significant clinical benefits for very low birth weight (VLBW) babies (below 1250 g). This is expensive relative to diets that … Continue reading

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Chest circumference in full-term newborns: how can it be predicted?

Although over the years a number of studies have used chest circumference (CC) as a sensitive tool to identify the health status of infants, a particularly important aspect for this population is the lack of data on normal values and … Continue reading

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Renewed focus required on neonatal care to reduce the incidence of avoidable brain injury

A new NHS report examines how future incidents of brain injury at birth can be prevented and how families can be better supported. A report from NHS Resolution assessing the first year of its innovative Early Notification (EN) scheme to … Continue reading

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