Tag Archives: preterm

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The economic benefits of providing human milk to preterm infants

Human milk not only prevents illness in the first year of life, it also offers considerable cost saving benefits to the NHS. Analysing data from over 50,000 infants, economists carried out an independent assessment of the value of human milk … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Causes of death in very preterm infants cared for in neonatal intensive care units: a population-based retrospective cohort study

The aim of this study was to establish the common causes of hospital mortality in a regional preterm population admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The study found that major IVH and ARI were the most common causes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Relationship Between Behavioral States and Oral Feeding Efficiency in Preterm Infants

The relationship between behavioral states (alert, sleep, drowsy, and crying) and oral feeding efficiency in preterm infants is not well understood. The purpose of this study was  to determine the relationship between behavioral states and feeding efficiency in preterm infants. Comprehensive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Patent Ductus Arteriosus in the Preterm Infant: Diagnostic and Treatment Options

The incidence of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) increases with decreasing gestational age and is associated with many common morbidities of extreme prematurity. Controversies remain surrounding the definition of hsPDA, the population of infants requiring treatment, the appropriate timing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment