Tag Archives: NICU

Iron nutrition, erythrocytes, and erythropoietin in the NICU: erythropoietic and neuroprotective effects

Prematurity, maternal diabetes, maternal smoking, being medically underserved, and small size for gestational age are common characteristics of neonates in the NICU and can predispose them to develop congenital iron deficiency. Iron is critical for organ development. In the fetus … Continue reading

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Late preterm infants and failed car seat testing

It remains uncertain whether late preterm infants (LPT, gestational age 34 to <38 weeks) are at significant risk for cardiopulmonary events when placed in a car seat. However, in a study of 918 LPT infants, 5 percent failed a car … Continue reading

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Targeted Staphylococcus aureus decolonization of parents of NICU infants

Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of infection in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and parents are a frequent source of exposure. In a randomized trial in two NICUs, S. aureus-colonized parents of over 200 NICU infants were assigned … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of the Effects of Skin-to-Skin Care on Short-Term Physiologic Stress Outcomes in Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are exposed to many stressors. There is growing evidence that chronic stress early in life has long-term neurodevelopmental implications. Skin-to-skin care (SSC) is an intervention used to reduce stress in the NICU. … Continue reading

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Neonatal nurses’ knowledge and beliefs about kangaroo mother care in neonatal intensive care units: A descriptive, cross-sectional study

The aim of this study was to assess Jordanian neonatal nurses’ knowledge and beliefs toward the application of kangaroo mother care in the neonatal intensive care unit. The findings revealed that the majority of the nurses agreed that kangaroo mother … Continue reading

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Care of the neonatal intensive care unit graduate after discharge

This article examines the most common complex medical problems in premature and critically ill term infants and the specialist knowledge Primary care physicians need in order to coordinate post-discharge care. Available in Pediatric Clinics of North America, April 2019; vol. … Continue reading

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ZAP-VAP A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 2012-2016

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the second most frequent hospital-acquired infection in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and significantly affects neonatal morbidity and mortality. The population most at risk for VAP are extremely preterm infants. The objectives of this quality improvement project were to … Continue reading

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