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Neonatal acute kidney injury: recording rate, course, and outcome: one center experience

Abstract Background: Neonates, and particularly preterm newborns, are at increased risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) due to immature kidney function. While specific criteria have been defined for AKI in this particular population, this diagnosis is frequently overlooked, and consequently, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D levels in newborns and association with neonatal hypocalcemia

Abstract Objective: Vitamin D has many important functions in our body. Especially in intrauterine and early infancy periods, Vitamin D plays a major role in bone development, growth, and the maturation of tissues such as lung and brain. Fetus is … Continue reading

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Golden 60 minutes of newborn’s life: Part 1: Preterm neonate

Abstract “Golden 60 minutes “or “Golden Hour” is defined as the first hour of the newborn after birth. This hour includes resuscitation care, transport to nursery from place of birth and course in nursery. The concept of “Golden hour” includes evidence … Continue reading

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Physiological effects of prebiotics and its role in prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm neonates

Abstract Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most serious gastrointestinal emergencies in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates, affecting 7–14% of these neonates. Due to the seriousness of the disease, prevention of NEC is the most important goal. … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Delayed Vaccinations in Preterm Infants

The goal of this quality improvement project was to improve on time vaccinations of preterm infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit.  The Plan-Do-Study-Act model of quality improvement was adopted to develop, test, and implement interventions aimed at improving … Continue reading

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Targeting lower or higher oxygen levels in preterm infants

A new Cochrane Systematic Review looking at whether it is better to target a lower or higher level of oxygen for babies born very early has rated  “the quality of the evidence as high for the key outcomes of death, major … Continue reading

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Prevention of neonatal late-onset sepsis: a randomised controlled trial

Late-onset sepsis (LOS), defined as sepsis occurring after 48 h of age causes substantial mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight infants. Risk factors for LOS include immaturity, intravascular catheters, mechanical ventilation, and prolonged parenteral nutrition (PN). Little attention has … Continue reading

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