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Neonatal Excellence Awards

Nominate your neonatal unit to win the Project of the Year Award! The Project of the Year Award celebrates outstanding services that make a positive difference to babies and families in neonatal care. The deadline for all nominations is Monday, 22nd … Continue reading

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Small for gestational age as an independent risk factor for long-term pediatric gastrointestinal morbidity of the offspring

Abstract Objective: The concept of neonatal programming has begun to emerge as an important component of adult health. Scarce data exist regarding perinatal risk factors for long-term gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity of the offspring. We aimed to evaluate the association between … Continue reading

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Efficacy of zinc supplementation for neonatal sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Background: Zinc supplementation has some potential in treating neonatal sepsis. We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the efficacy of zinc supplementation for neonatal sepsis. Methods: PubMed, Embase, Web of science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases are … Continue reading

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Biochemical and clinical predictors of hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy after perinatal asphyxia

Abstract Objective: To determine the usefulness of measures, available shortly after birth, as predictors of hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) following perinatal asphyxia. Patients: All inborn patients at Southmead Hospital between January 2012 and March 2014 at ≥36 weeks gestation with a … Continue reading

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A comparison between the two methods of chest compression in infant and neonatal resuscitation. A review according to 2010 CPR guidelines

Abstract Aim: The quality of chest compression (CC) delivered during neonatal and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is identified as the most important factor to achieve the increase of survival rate without major neurological deficit to the patients. The objective of … Continue reading

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Fatness, fitness and resuscitating babies

Some new-born babies need to be resuscitated and, as part of this process, those looking after them have to carry out chest compressions. Doing this properly is hard work and in this study Diego Enriquez, from SIMMER Simulacion Medica Roemmers … Continue reading

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Why head first is better for babies

Babies tend to emerge into the world head first – when they don’t it’s known as a breech birth or in the technical jargon non-cephalic presentation. In this study Amber M. Wood, from Duke University in North Carolina, led a … Continue reading

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