Hospital Identifies Source of Infections That Killed 3 Infants

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., said the process it used to prepare donor breast milk was the cause of deadly bacterial infections.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Premature Babies Hospitals Bacteria Breastfeeding Milk Infections Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa) Source Type: news

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By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International The BABIES matrix is a simplified quality-improvement methodology for collecting and displaying data. It was introduced and implemented by the Katakwi Hospital to improve services. Photo courtesy of Irene Mirembe.November 15, 2019Margret Imma from Uganda’s Katakwi District looks lovingly at her 4-month-old, bubbly baby boy, Orisa. He is glowing and Margret couldn’t be happier. This was not the case a few months ago, when Orisa was born too soon.“The pain and suffering that came with handling a preterm baby was unbearable,”...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Education Performance Midwives Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Respiratory Physiology &NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Estelle B. Gauda, Gabrielle L. McLemoreABSTRACTInfants who are born premature can have persistent apnea beyond term gestation, reemergence of apnea associated with inflammation during infancy, increased risk of sudden unexplained death, and sleep disorder breathing during infancy and childhood. The autonomic nervous system, particularly the central neural networks that control breathing and peripheral and central chemoreceptors and mechanoreceptors that modulate the activity of the central respiratory network, are ...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity is a serious, rapidly progressing form of retinopathy of prematurity that requires quick and proper management. This study indicates that primary treatment with ranibizumab and laser photocoagulation on recurrence provide favorable anatomical outcomes. PMID: 31718282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated a novel multiplex real-time PCR melting curve assay method for the simultaneous detection of 9 STD pathogens, including Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum, and herpes simplex virus.Methods: The analytical performance of the method, including its limit of detection (LOD), specificity, repeatability, and effect on different DNA extraction kits were evaluated. Additionally, we obtained 1,328 clinical specimens from 3 hospitals to detect the 9 STD pathogens using multiplex real-time...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Reva Malvankar, of Epsom, Surrey, was just a few weeks old and seriously ill when experts at the Evelina London Children's Hospital performed the last-ditch procedure.
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Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., said the process it used to prepare donor breast milk was the cause of deadly bacterial infections.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Premature Babies Hospitals Bacteria Breastfeeding Milk Infections Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa) Source Type: news
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(University of East Anglia) Boosting the milk of premature babies with healthy bacteria may have helped half the number of serious gut problems and infections, according to new research. Researchers reviewed the outcomes of almost 1,000 very premature babies who were admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) over a 10-year period.
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Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: Wilderness &Environmental MedicineAuthor(s): Jessica Yano, Matthew Zerden, Benjamin GermanSnake envenomation during pregnancy is an uncommon emergency with several potential complications associated with the poisoning and its treatment. This case discusses a 27-y-old gravida 3, para 1102 (3 total pregnancies, 1 term birth, 1 premature birth, 0 abortions, 2 living births, twins) at 36 wk gestation who was bitten by a presumed Agkistrodon contortrix (copperhead snake). She had worsening pain and swelling in the right lower limb. Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab wa...
Source: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
ConclusionSurgical indications for pituitary tumors are rare during pregnancy; therefore, surgery should be avoided when possible. Further, the second trimester should be considered as the optimal surgical period. Severe visual disturbance and uncontrolled CD are the main surgical indications during pregnancy.
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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