Parents' care can help premature babies in hospital, says study

Infants in a trial put on more weight and parents suffered less stress than families not involved.
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by Joyce Marinho de Souza, Rog ério Giuffrida, Ana Paula Marques Ramos, Glilciane Morceli, Camila H. Coelho, Marcus Vinícius Pimenta Rodrigues Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (IST) with significant importance to public health, due to its impact during pregnancy (Gestational Syphilis—GS); especially because syphilis can affect fetus and neonates’ development (mother-to-child transmission—MTCT of syphilis), by increasing susceptibility to abortion, premature birth, skeletal malformations, meningitis and pneumonia. Measures to control and eliminate MTCT of syphilis have failed on ...
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A major acute trust in London has pledged to  boost support for nurses and other members of staff whose babies are born prematurely or sick.
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Babies born prematurely often have a poorly developed sucking reflex, leaving them struggling to eat. A device called a Pacifier-Activated Lullaby (PAL) is now being tested at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital to see whether it can teach...
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A study by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found premature babies have an excessive number of nerve cells in their brains, which is characteristic of those with autism.
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Introduction: Inadequate gestational weight gain (GWG) can be associated with unfavourable outcomes, namely gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction (FGR), fetal macrossomia, premature birth and labour induction, regardless of pregestational body mass index (BMI).
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Session 20 – Obstetrics: Antenatal care Source Type: research
This study sought to gain a better understanding of the relationship between duration of PROM in first pregnancy and term of delivery of the subsequent pregnancy.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Session 05 – Obstetrics: Preterm Source Type: research
Ratnesh Ranjan, Parag K Shah, Venkatapathy NarendranIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(3):415-416 We are presenting a case of premature baby born at 32 weeks of gestation who was under regular follow-up with our retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) tele-screening team. During final follow-up at 41 weeks of postconceptional age, anterior segment image captured with RetCam showed a retrolental mass lesion in right eye resembling retinoblastoma or medulloepithelioma. The baby was referred to our base hospital for further evaluation, where a detailed examination showed no retrolental lesion or intraocular mass. This is the f...
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Smaller than a pea, the device from Abbott can be implanted in premature babies weighing as little as 2 pounds
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Vapotherm said today that it launched its next-gen Precision Flow Hi-VNI system intended to relieve respiratory stress in spontaneously breathing patients. The Exeter, N.H.-based company touted that the next-gen device features improvements to both its software and hardware intended to improve reliability. The Precision Flow Hi-VNI system is designed to deliver maskless noninvasive ventilation to patients who are spontaneously breathing to relieve respiratory distress including hypercapnia, hypoxemia and dyspnea, Vapotherm said. The company’s Precision Flow devices are intended to provide high-velocity heated, humidi...
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Every year since 2009, Bill and Melinda Gates have written a letter about the issues and innovations most striking to them. The goal is to bring important global issues to people’s attention so that more minds can work to create solutions and improve life for everyone on the planet. Their newly released 2019 letter, which is themed “We Didn’t See This Coming,” includes examples of cutting-edge technology — like self-contained toilets that don’t require connection to a sewage system — as well as efforts to address social challenges like domestic violence. “Bill and I travel a ...
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