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Development and Implementation of a Postpartum Depression Screening Program in the NICU

Postpartum depression (PPD) is higher among NICU mothers compared to mothers without infants in the NICU. Routine screening improves early PPD identification and treatment for mothers. Key national women and infant organizations endorse facility-based policies that address PPD screening. In … 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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New ACOG guidelines for preventing early-onset group B streptococcus infection in newborns

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released guidelines for prevention of early-onset group B streptococcus (GBS) infection in newborns, updating and replacing the obstetric portions of the 2010 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading

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Continuous glucose monitoring as a screening tool for neonatal hypoglycemia in infants of diabetic mothers

Abstract Objective: To assess the plausibility of using the continuous glucose monitoring as a sole source of data for the screening of the neonatal hypoglycemia. Study design: Infants of mothers with diabetes were screened for neonatal hypoglycemia (less than 2.5 mmol/l … Continue reading

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Hunter Syndrome Is It Time to Make It Part of Newborn Screening?

Hunter syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II), is a lysosomal storage disease that affects the breakdown of sugar in the body. Research has made it possible to reveal the cause of the disease, thus helping diagnose and treating this … Continue reading

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Congenital Syphilis: A Discussion of Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Management, and Nurses’ Role in Early Identification and Treatment

Syphilis is caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis left untreated, or inadequately treated during pregnancy, can result in congenital syphilis (CS). Congenital syphilis can lead to severe sequelae or fetal, neonatal, or infant death. The review discusses the epidemiological trends, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of CS; the … Continue reading

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Screening for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in neonates: a comparison between cord and peripheral blood samples

The use of cord blood in the neonatal screening for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is being done with increasing frequency but has yet to be adequately evaluated against the use of peripheral blood sample which is usually employed for confirmation. The … Continue reading

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