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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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Hearing loss among high-risk newborns admitted to a tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Abstract Purpose: The aim of this work is to identify the most significant risk factors for hearing impairment in high risk neonates hospitalized at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and to assess the sensitivity of hearing screening tests. Methods: … Continue reading

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Effect of newborn’s admission to intensive care unit on “quality of life” of mother: an Indian perspective

Abstract Background: Newborn hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) raises a mother’s risk of reduced health-related quality of life (QoL). We explored the contributors inducing stress among mothers related to NICU. Methodology: One hundred thirty-five mothers, whose newborn … Continue reading

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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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Incidences, risk factors and outcomes of neonatal thromboembolism

Abstract Background: The incidences of thromboembolism (TE) in neonates were reported to be around 0.51 per 10,000 live births per year for overall TE and 24 per 10,000 NICU admissions per year. As the incidences of TE in children and … Continue reading

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