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The experiences of mothers with preterm infants within the first-year post discharge from NICU: social support, attachment and level of depressive symptoms

The estimated global premature birth rate for 2014 was 10.6%, equating to an estimate of 14.84 million live premature births. The experience of premature birth does not impact solely on the infant and mother as individuals but occurs in the … Continue reading

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Achieved oxygen saturations and retinopathy of prematurity in extreme preterms

The aim of this study is to identify achieved oxygen saturations (SpO2) associated with increased risk of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Abstract available in ADC fetal & Neonatal edition, Vol. 105, Iss. 2(subscription and log in required to see the … 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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Correlation of Premature Infant Sleep/Wakefulness and Noise Levels in the Presence or Absence of “Quiet Time”

Peak sound levels during sleep can compromise the development of hospitalized infants. Quiet time is a strategy implemented in neonatal units to promote the sleeping of neonates by reducing noise levels, luminosity, and handling during particular periods of the day. … Continue reading

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Feeding Intervals in Premature Infants ≤1750 g: An Integrative Review

The timely establishment of enteral feeds and a reduction in the number of feeding interruptions are key to achieving optimal nutrition in premature infants. Nutritional guidelines vary widely regarding feeding regimens and there is not a widely accepted consensus on … Continue reading

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NICE guidance for developmental follow-up of children born preterm

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline Developmental Follow-up of Children and Young People Born Preterm highlights potential risk factors to infant development and recommends enhanced surveillance and monitoring for infants born at less than 28 weeks’ … Continue reading

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Differing perspectives on parent access to their child’s electronic medical record during neonatal intensive care hospitalization: a pilot study

Abstract Objective: To improve informed medical decision-making, principles for family-centered neonatal care recommend that parents have access to their child’s medical record on an ongoing basis during neonatal intensive unit care (NICU) hospitalization. Currently, many NICUs do not allow independent … Continue reading

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