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Lower versus Traditional Treatment Threshold for Neonatal Hypoglycemia: No Difference Between the groups at 18 months of Age, Awaiting Long-term Outcomes

An EBNEO Review on 18-month neurodevelopmental outcomes of lower- versus traditional-threshold plasma glucose treatment in neonates with hypoglycemia has found that “one aspect that distinguishes this study from others was its unique clinical design”. It also found that, “There were … Continue reading

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Erythropoietin (EPO) not neuroprotective in extremely preterm infants

Previous observational data had suggested that prophylactic recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) was neuroprotective in extremely preterm (EPT) infants (gestational age <28 weeks). However, a recent multicenter randomized trial of over 900 EPT infants found that EPO did not improve neurodevelopmental outcomes … Continue reading

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Improving Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in NICU Patients

Premature infants experience stressors such as external stimulation with sounds, light, touch, and open positioning in NICU that negatively affect outcomes. The environment of the NICU can be modified to better mimic the uterus. Developmentally appropriate care includes strategies to minimize the stress of … Continue reading

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Music in the NICU: The Role of Nurses in Neuroprotection

Abstract Early exposure to age-appropriate, meaningful auditory stimuli, such as lullaby singing, has been shown to advance various medical and developmental goals in premature infants in the NICU while reducing medical costs. A primary goal of NICU music therapists is … Continue reading

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Changes in lactate dehydrogenase are associated with central gray matter lesions in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Abstract Purpose: Biomarkers may predict neurological prognosis in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). We evaluated the relationship between serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which predicts neurodevelopmental outcomes, in order to assess whether LDH levels are … Continue reading

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