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Electronic Health Record Documentation of Nursing Care Procedures and Change in Weight of Healthy, Moderately Premature Neonates

Abstract Purpose: To identify the nursing care procedures (NCPs) performed in a NICU that disrupt the thermal environment by opening the incubator of moderately preterm neonates (mPNs) (32–34 wk gestational age) and the relationship between the frequency of these disruptions … Continue reading

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Do Caesareans make it easier for tiny babies?

When unborn babies are very small their mothers are often given a Caesarean in the belief that their babies won’t be able to cope with conventional labour. But is this really true? In this study Sima H. Baalbaki, from the … Continue reading

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What’s the best way of helping premature babies breathe?

The two main ways of helping premature babies to breathe are nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) and nasal high-flow therapy (nHFT). In this study Mohamed El-Mogy, from Mansoura University Children’s Hospital in Egypt, led a team of researchers comparing … Continue reading

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Mothers’ weight gain and premature twins’ illnesses

While some women put on too much weight during their pregnancies some women don’t put on enough. This can be a particular problem for women who are having twins. In this study Candice W. Greenan, from the University of South … Continue reading

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Is procalcitonin to C-reactive protein ratio useful for the detection of late onset neonatal sepsis?

Abstract Procalcitonin (PCT) has been reported as a sensitive marker for neonatal bacterial infections. Recently, small numbers of studies reported usefulness of PCT/C-reactive protein (CRP) ratio in detection of infectious conditions in adults. Thus, we conducted this study to evaluate … Continue reading

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Does birth order make a difference in premature twins?

This study – led by Elad Mei-Dan from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto – looked at whether birth order made a difference to the health of very premature twins. 6,636 babies were involved in the study which found … Continue reading

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Limiting ventilation and intubation can produce better results

Some research shows that limiting early intubation and mechanical ventilation in extremely premature babies can reduce their chances of suffering illness and death. Ludivine Templin, from the University Hospital La Conception in Marseille, led a team of researchers looking into … Continue reading

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