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Golden Hour Protocol for Preterm Infants A Quality Improvement Project

Preterm infants are a vulnerable patient population, especially during the first hours of life. Hypothermia, hypoglycemia, and early-onset sepsis are common problems related to prematurity. Implementation of a Golden Hour protocol has been shown to improve outcomes for preterm infants. This study evaluates the effectiveness … 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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Reducing antibiotic use in premature babies

In this study Ramachandra Bhat, from the University of South Alabama, led a team of researchers trying to reduce antibiotic use in premature babies. They developed and implemented guidance algorithms for the evaluation and management of suspected sepsis including measures … Continue reading

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Mice, gut bacteria and lung disease

Could the bacteria sometime used preventatively before women have Caesarean sections contribute to people developing lung problems? Recently scientists have become increasingly interested in the biome – the bacteria that live in and alongside people. A study on mice at Cincinatti … Continue reading

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