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Assisted reproductive technology and premature babies

In this study Melissa Scala, from Stanford University in California, led a team of researchers looking into the health of premature babies born via assisted reproductive technology (ART) compared to babies who were conceived naturally. The researchers studied a group … Continue reading

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How safe is fentanyl

In this study Yair Kasirer, from the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem, led a team of researchers looking into the safety of fentanyl in non-intubated infants undergoing peripherally-inserted central catheter placement. 258 babies were included in the study. Respiratory … Continue reading

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Antenatal corticosteroids and premature births

Women at risk of having their babies prematurely are sometimes given corticosteroids and evidence shows that they reduce miscarriages and deaths. In this study of 301 women Chase R. Cawyer, from the University of Alabama, led a team of researchers … Continue reading

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Poorly children and traumatized parents

In this study Francesca Bevilacqua, from the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, led a team of researchers looking into the effects of babies having to have very early operations for congenital abnormalities on parents’ mental health six months and a … Continue reading

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Diagnosing necrotising enterocolitis earlier

Premature babies sometimes suffer from a condition called necrotising enterocolitis which has a high mortality rate. At the moment there are no reliable biomarkers for diagnosing necrotising enterocolitis but in this study Tareq Al-Shargabi, from the Children’s National Health System … Continue reading

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Does starting feeding early make a difference?

Very premature babies are often fed via a tube but, obviously, at some point they need to move to being fed orally. In this study Ann Gerges, from the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, led a team of researchers … Continue reading

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Reducing antibiotic use in premature babies

In this study Ramachandra Bhat, from the University of South Alabama, led a team of researchers trying to reduce antibiotic use in premature babies. They developed and implemented guidance algorithms for the evaluation and management of suspected sepsis including measures … Continue reading

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