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Information and Communications Technology and Education Customized for Fathers of Preterm Infants

Although various educational technology interventions have been introduced to support parents of preterm infants, the interventions tend to focus on mothers over fathers. This study aims to advance understanding of the concerns and needs of fathers and seek opportunities of … Continue reading

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Early versus late parenteral nutrition for critically ill term and late preterm infants

A new Cochrane Systematic Review has found that “while there were some benefits of late commencement of intravenous nutrition in term and late preterm babies, the quality of the evidence was low and so our confidence in the results is … Continue reading

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Pathogenesis and management of indirect hyperglycemia in preterm neonates less than 35 weeks: moving toward a standardized approach

Premature infants have a higher incidence of indirect hyperbilirubinemia than term infants. Management of neonatal indirect hyperbilirubinemia in late preterm and term neonates has been well addressed by recognized, consensus-based guidelines. However, the extension of these guidelines to the preterm … Continue reading

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Perinatal management of extreme preterm birth before 27 weeks of gestation: a framework for practice

A framework for the care and management babies born before 27 completed weeks of gestation, and evolving national and international changes in the approach to their care. Full text available in ACD Fetal & Neonatal edition May 2020, Vol. 105 … 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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Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants: A Conceptual Model for Health Care Practitioners

Oral feeding competence is a critical milestone needed for proper growth and development in preterm infants. Commonly, the oral feeding process is conceptualized as an infant’s ability to coordinate suck–swallow–breathe. However, oral feeding is a highly complex multisystem process. In … Continue reading

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Intensity of perinatal care for extremely preterm babies and outcomes at a higher gestational age: evidence from the EPIPAGE-2 cohort study

Perinatal decision-making affects outcomes for extremely preterm babies (22–26 weeks’ gestational age (GA)): more active units have improved survival without increased morbidity. The authors hypothesised such units may gain skills and expertise meaning babies at higher gestational ages have better … Continue reading

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