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.
A study by University Hospital Hradec Kr álové, Czech Republic, found that of 78 new mothers whose waters broke prematurely, 45 per cent had swollen, sore or infected gums.
A trust has reviewed infection prevention and control measures after a premature baby was infected with pseudomonas in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected.
The pea-sized device is the first approved to treat patent ductus arteriosus in premature babies weighing as little as two pounds.FDA Approvals
One out of 10 of all babies are born premature.
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going".
Abstract PMID: 30644444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Born at 27 weeks, twin babies Irie and Judah Felkner of Columbus, Ohio, were both fighting for their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit when an echocardiogram revealed Irie had a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) that required immediate treatment. "The doctor thought Abbott's Amplatzer Piccolo device was the best solution for Irie, and after learning more about the procedure we decided to move forward," said Crissa Felkner, Irie's mother. "You have to live it to fully appreciate what that device did for our daughter. Three days after the procedure, she was making great progress and is now a normal toddle...
The FDA granted pre-market approval for the Amplatzer Piccolo occluder made by Abbott (NYSE:ABT) to treat a congenital heart defect in neonatal infants as small as two pounds, the company said today. The Chicago-area healthcare giant said Amplatzer Piccolo is a transcatheter, self-expanding, wire mesh device that’s inserted via the aortic or pulmonary artery to close a hole in the heart known as patent ductus arteriosus. “Piccolo is a critical advancement in the standard of care for the most vulnerable of premature babies who may not be able to undergo surgery to repair their hearts,” structural...
- First and only minimally invasive, transcatheter treatment specifically approved for premature babies with a patent ductus, a life-threatening opening in their heart