Involving parents in intensive care helps infants and nurses
Involving parents in the care of premature babies in hospital not only improves their wellbeing but may also reduce conflict with staff and boost nurses ’ job satisfaction, according to a new study.
ran T Abstract Çekin B, Turan T. The stress levels of parents of premature infants and related factors in Nenoatal Intensive Care Units. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 117-125. The aim of this study is to determine the stress levels of parents whose premature baby are hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to determine the factors affecting their stress. The study sample included 101 parents of premature babies in the NICU of a university hospital. Interviews were conducted with the parents. Additionally, the Parental Stress Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (PSS:NICU) was administered. Whe...
Ultrasound in Obstetrics&Gynecology,Volume 52, Issue S1, Page 254-254, October 2018.
Conclusions: Avoidance of high tidal volumes and hypocarbia in the delivery suite might reduce IVH development.What is known•Hypocarbia on the neonatal unit is associated with the development of intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).What is new•Infants who developed an IVH compared to those who did not had significantly more inflations with high expiratory tidal volumes and low ETCO2s.
ConclusionsMSCs are a promising therapy for BPD, but they should be administered in early stages of the disease.
Conditions: Massage; Premature Infant; Premature Birth; Preterm Infant Intervention: Behavioral: Protocol of massage therapy and kinesiotherapy Sponsor: Universidad de León Completed
(University of Connecticut) Cytokines, small proteins that alert the body to infection and cause inflammation, have been found in the amniotic fluid of many women who gave birth prematurely. Now, researchers are looking into whether halting the immune response will stop preterm births.
IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 2236: Small-Scale Variations in Urban Air Pollution Levels Are Significantly Associated with Premature Births: A Case Study in São Paulo, Brazil International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102236 Authors: Silvia Regina Dias Medici Saldiva Ligia Vizeu Barrozo Clea Rodrigues Leone Marcelo Antunes Failla Eliana de Aquino Bonilha Regina Tomie Ivata Bernal Regiani Carvalho de Oliveira Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva Premature birth is the result of a complex interaction among genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, socioeconomic, and...
The new research published today suggests a potential treatment approach for premature babies with certain vision problems.
Researchers led by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, analysed the urine of 364 women at a fertility clinic before they became pregnant.
ConclusionCholine deficiency may contribute to the impaired lean body mass growth and pulmonary and neurocognitive development of preterm infants despite adequate macronutrient supply and weight gain. In this context, a reconsideration of current recommendations for choline supply to preterm infants is required.