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Premature babies get better with involved parents

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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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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...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
(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.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
Infants in a trial put on more weight and parents suffered less stress than families not involved.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
Babies in trial put on more weight in first three weeks and parents were less stressedPremature babies do better if their parents are allowed to help care for them in hospital alongside the nurses, rather than being treated as visitors and left on the sidelines, a new study shows.Many parents feel acutely anxious, stressed and out of control when their child is in a newborn intensive care unit and there seems to be nothing they can do for her. Inspired by the example of a hospital in Estonia that brings in parents to help with basic care of their baby, doctors in Canada organised a major study in three countries – Ca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Premature birth Health Medical research World news Science Society Source Type: news
When the parents of premature babies in intensive care units are trained in basic nursing care and put to work, their infants put on weight more quickly
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
Conclusion: Fractional exhaled NO measurement can be used as a quick and reliable diagnostic method in patients presenting with chronic cough due to its high positive predictive value, its practical nature, the fact that it is a noninvasive method and that it does not require the use of medication.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: In mothers with premature babies and who are treated in neonatal intensive care unit, consumption of galactogogue herbal tea will increase lactation and prevent lack of human milk without any adverse effect.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
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