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COVID-19: reflections on childbirth and neonatal care in Italy

In Italy, the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection has hit with an uneven distribution and, fortunately, in the neonatal setting the virus affects fewer patients and with less severity. Nevertheless, the moment of childbirth has turned into a more complex … Continue reading

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Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus: The Long Road to Improved Outcomes

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) acquired during delivery places the neonate at risk for mortality or long-term neurodevelopmental disability. Exposure generally occurs from recurrent genital herpes infection, although primary infections result in the highest risk of neonatal disease. Neonates generally present … Continue reading

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Dynamics of the bacterial gut microbiota in preterm and term infants after intravenous amoxicillin/ceftazidime treatment

It is important to understand the consequences of pre-emptive antibiotic treatment in neonates, as disturbances in microbiota development during this key developmental time window might affect early and later life health outcomes. Despite increasing knowledge regarding the detrimental effect of … Continue reading

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Threshold blood glucose intervention for neonates at risk for hypoglycemia

A precise blood glucose threshold for intervention in neonates at risk for hypoglycemia that prevents poor neurodevelopmental (ND) outcomes is unknown. In a recent, multicenter trial of almost 700 otherwise healthy newborns born at ≥35 weeks of gestation and who … Continue reading

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Successful Reduction in Electrode-Related Pressure Ulcers During EEG Monitoring in Critically Ill Neonates

Neonates are at a high risk for pressure ulcers (PU) due to skin immaturity and exposure to various medical devices. The prevalence of PU in the neonatal intensive care unit is estimated to be 23%, with 80% of those being … Continue reading

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Neonatal acute liver failure due to enteroviruses: a 14 years single NICU experience

Abstract Background: Neonatal acute liver failure (ALF) is a severe condition with a mortality rate up to 70%. Human enterovirus (HEV) infections are associated with serious diseases in newborns, including myocarditis, meningoencephalitis and, more rarely, ALF with a fulminant course. … Continue reading

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The role of the paediatric cardiac nurse specialist in delivering cardiology services

A paediatric cardiac nursing service was established at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHFT) with the aim of providing a contact person for families to identify and link with throughout their cardiac journey. The role ensures support, continuity and … Continue reading

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A survey of newborn babies admitted for the treatment of jaundice

Reducing the number of full term infants admitted into neonatal units is a priority for the NHS. Neonatal jaundice is the fourth most common reason for a term admission into a neonatal unit and the most common reason for admission … Continue reading

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Nursing the surgical neonate part 2: how can we deliver best practice now and in the future?

This article describes the development of a work-based, university accredited, clinical module for registered nurses caring for neonates requiring surgery for gastrointestinal or urogenital conditions: Nursing the Surgical Neonate: Gastrointestinal and Urogenital Disorders. This specialist, part-time course has been developed … Continue reading

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