Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive
Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Premature Babies
An Alabama hospital has unveiled new high-tech hospital beds for premature babies. Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Houston County now has several new Babyleo beds, according to the Dothan Eagle. The beds, which are the latest in incubator technology nationwide, ensure that the baby's body temperature is kept at an optimal level. The beds also provide space for medical profe ssionals to perform procedures on the child. Babyleo beds cost $40,000 each. Approximately $125,000 in funding came from…
(Forsyth Institute) Photomedics, an oral health technology company, with a corporate headquarters based out of The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in oral health research, has developed and designed a functional, proprietary intraoral light device with proven ability to reduce the number of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum disease, bad breath and are linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, premature birth and low birth weight.
ConclusionsThere is a positive association between maternal TSH in the first trimester of pregnancy and the incidence of perinatal loss and miscarriage. The TSH cut‐off value of 2.5 mIU/L identified women with higher adverse pregnancy outcomes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Publication date: 17 February 2018 Source:New Scientist, Volume 237, Issue 3165
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
CONCLUSIONS: There are currently no convincing data to support a benefit for NSAIDs in the treatment of CIN. With the addition of this new, larger randomised trial we would rate this as overall moderate-certainty evidence by the GRADE criteria. PMID: 29431861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical history and prognosis of children with early-onset hydrocephalus. The retrospective study ’s inclusion criteria were hydrocephalus diagnosis before the age of 5 years, independent of aetiology, and birth details, January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2014. Overall, 142 children were entered into the study, divided into 11 aetiological groups: premature-birth post-intraventricular haemorrhag e (16%), brain tumours (16%), spina bifida (15%), aqueductal stenosis (8%), post-meningitis (8%), post-haemorrhage (8%), Dandy–Walker malformation (6%), unknown origin...
(University of Gothenburg) Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in JAMA Ophthalmology points to a clear link between ROP and low levels of the fatty acid arachidonic acid, measured in children's blood.
A study of 1,800 premature babies found they put on weight more quickly if their parents were involved in ward rounds, took their temperature and administered medicine.
Infants in a trial put on more weight and parents suffered less stress than families not involved.