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Assessment of sickness severity of illness in neonates: review of various neonatal illness scoring systems

Abstract Sickness severity scores are widely used for neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units to predict severity of illness and risk of mortality and long-term outcome. These scores are also used frequently for quality assessment among various neonatal intensive … Continue reading

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Unexpected death in infancy: helping parents to understand why their child has died

Each unexpected death in infancy is a tragedy, and each family has their own unique story and their own journey of grief. For all of them, however, one burning question prevails: “Why did my baby die?” It is with these … Continue reading

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Causes of death in very preterm infants cared for in neonatal intensive care units: a population-based retrospective cohort study

The aim of this study was to establish the common causes of hospital mortality in a regional preterm population admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The study found that major IVH and ARI were the most common causes … Continue reading

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National initiatives for maternity and neonatal safety in England

The publication of the Kirkup report in early 2015, following the Morecambe Bay investigation, propelled maternity safety into the public spotlight. As maternity teams considered recommendations from the report, a review of maternity services in England, led by Baroness Cumberlege, … Continue reading

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