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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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Can fish oil prevent eye problems in premature babies

Premature babies often suffer from eye problems (retinopathy of prematurity). In this study – led by Sakeer Vayalthrikkovil from the University of Calgary in Canada – a team of researchers looked into the evidence about the effect of omega-3 fatty … Continue reading

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Neuroprotection of the Preterm Infant

Neuroprotection can be one of the most important aspects in the care provided to preterm infants and their families. If not done correctly, it can cause lifelong struggles to those involved. There are many simple strategies that providers and nurses … Continue reading

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