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Associations Between Variations in Breast Anatomy and Early Breastfeeding Challenges

Mothers with anatomic variability (e.g., shorter, wider nipples; denser areolas) may experience breastfeeding challenges disproportionately. The aim of this study was to examine whether variations in breast anatomy are associated with risk for early breastfeeding challenges. Abstract available in Journal … Continue reading

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Screening for early onset neonatal sepsis: NICE guidance-based practice versus projected application of the Kaiser Permanente sepsis risk calculator in the UK population

The aim of this study is to compare management recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines with the Kaiser Permanente sepsis risk calculator (SRC) for risk of early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS). Full text available … Continue reading

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Nursing student knowledge and compliance with SIDS prevention strategies

Excessive preventable sleep-related deaths require that every nurse encounter with infant caregivers should include safe sleep education and role modelling. Adequate training on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) prevention, including safe infant sleep, may be lacking in some nursing schools. … Continue reading

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Hearing loss among high-risk newborns admitted to a tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Abstract Purpose: The aim of this work is to identify the most significant risk factors for hearing impairment in high risk neonates hospitalized at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and to assess the sensitivity of hearing screening tests. Methods: … Continue reading

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Incidences, risk factors and outcomes of neonatal thromboembolism

Abstract Background: The incidences of thromboembolism (TE) in neonates were reported to be around 0.51 per 10,000 live births per year for overall TE and 24 per 10,000 NICU admissions per year. As the incidences of TE in children and … Continue reading

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Risk factors associated with failure of extubation in very-low-birth-weight newborns

Abstract Aim: To identify risk factors associated with the failure of extubation of mechanically ventilated very-low-birth-weight newborns. Study design: Prospective observational study. Assessment of the occurrence of extubation failure in relation to demographic and ventilation parameters, the SpO2/FiO2 ratio, the … Continue reading

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Hearing loss among high-risk newborns admitted to a tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Abstract Purpose: The aim of this work is to identify the most significant risk factors for hearing impairment in high risk neonates hospitalized at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and to assess the sensitivity of hearing screening tests. Methods: … Continue reading

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Incidences, risk factors and outcomes of neonatal thromboembolism

Background: The incidences of thromboembolism (TE) in neonates were reported to be around 0.51 per 10,000 live births per year for overall TE and 24 per 10,000 NICU admissions per year. As the incidences of TE in children and adults … Continue reading

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