No Adverse Outcomes in Efforts to Reposition Breech Baby No Adverse Outcomes in Efforts to Reposition Breech Baby
Attempts at external cephalic version are not linked with a perinatal morbidity but are associated with greater likelihood of vaginal delivery, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Torticollis: A Consequence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome? Torticollis: A Consequence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?
The observation that infants with a history of neonatal abstinence syndrome often developed torticollis led to a study of this potential link.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Pediatric Sepsis: A Primer for the Pediatrician
This journal article outlines how sepsis is the body's systemic response to infection and is a serious health care concern that affects neonatal, pediatric, and adult populations worldwide. Severe sepsis and septic shock are still associated with high mortality rates despite improvements in the management of infectious processes. The cellular processes that occur as a result of the inflammatory response in sepsis, including impaired perfusion and microcirculatory coagulation, can lead to organ system dysfunction. Early recognition of sepsis can help prompt treatment to improve patient care. Current pediatric guidelines emp...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstetric Anesthesia and Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes Obstetric Anesthesia and Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes
Review recent advances in obstetric anesthesia, as well as the effects of maternal anesthesia on breastfeeding, fever, and sepsis. How does obstetric anesthesia impact fetal and maternal safety?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Moderately and Late-Preterm Infants at Risk of Sensory Impairment Moderately and Late-Preterm Infants at Risk of Sensory Impairment
Compared with term-born children, moderately preterm and late-preterm infants are at increased risk of hearing loss and visual impairment, particularly when brain damage occurs in the perinatal period, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NCAI Policy Research Center Monthly Webinar: Update on Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) in AI/ANs
July 19, 2018 4:00-5:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In rats, perinatal exposure to phthalates impairs brain structure and function
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Rats exposed in the womb and during lactation to plasticizing chemicals known as phthalates had fewer neurons and synapses than those that were not exposed, researchers report in a new study. The phthalate-exposed rats had reductions in the size of their medial prefrontal cortex, a brain region that regulates behavior, and showed deficits in cognitive flexibility. The variety of phthalates and quantities used in the study were environmentally relevant to human exposures, researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fetal gene therapy prevents fatal neurodegenerative disease
(SingHealth) A fatal neurodegenerative condition known as Gaucher disease can be prevented in mice following fetal gene therapy, finds a new study led by UCL, the KK Women's and Children's Hospital and National University Health System in Singapore.The study, published today in Nature Medicine, highlights the potential of fetal gene therapy to prevent and cure neonatal lethal neurodegenerative diseases in humans in utero. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Utilizing Data Reporting for Transport Research
When implementing an electronic patient care record, clinical documentation is always the first thing leaders consider, and for some it may be the only consideration. As a hospital-based neonatal and pediatric critical care transport team, we needed the ease of offline field documentation as well as the clinical complexity of ICU level care and access to inpatient records. However, it was also vital that we have the ability to report and analyze data for both quality and research purposes. Once ImageTrend Elite was implemented as our ePCR, we began to fully utilize Report Writer. We built daily, weekly, and monthly reports...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Megan Sorensen, RN, MHA, BSN, CEN, NEA-BC Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Jupiter Medical Center proposes five-floor expansion
The expansion would include a neonatal intensive care unit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Repeated mild shaking of neonates induces transient cerebral microhemorrhages and anxiety-related behavior in adult rats - Kawamata Y, Ehara A, Yamaguchi T, Seo Y, Shimoda K, Ueda S.
Growing evidence suggests that neonatal cerebral microhemorrhages (MHs) are implicated in neuropsychiatric diseases in adults. Although animal studies have identified the progression of the underlying mechanisms of MHs, few studies have investigated the hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Nosocomial neonatal meningitis with Acinetobacter baumannii on myelomeningocele
(Bentham Science Publishers) In this article, together with a review of the literature, we report two cases of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii neonatal meningitis following ruptured myelomeningocele, treated with intravenous colistin with favorable results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Routine screening for colonization by Gram-negative bacteria in neonates at intensive care units for the prediction of sepsis: systematic review and meta-analysis
This Systematic Review concludes limited evidence of very low quality exists regarding the prognostic value of neonatal screening for late-onset sepsis. Carefully planned and conducted prospective studies, including randomized trials, are needed to clarify the potential value of this measure for the prediction and prevention of late-onset sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the Feminists of Western Mali
July 10, 2018Contraception, sex ed, fistula, female genital mutilation —this group tackles them all. en fran çaisIt seemed like a strange place for a meeting.We had just parked on a side street in Kayes, Mali, and climbed out of the car. It wasn ’t until we rounded a corner and stepped into a wide alley that we found the group we were scheduled to meet, and I saw why we needed such a big space.More than 60 women and girls, ranging from grandmothers to teenagers to infants in arms, were there waiting for us. They rose to their feet, smiling and gesturing to the plush couches they ’d set out for...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

11 Billion, Ready or Not: We Need To Put Family Planning on the Fast Track
July 09, 2018By 2100, the world ’s population will rise to 11 billion. But that doesn’t mean family planning investments aren’t working.“So, you justfindarticles on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, you don ’t read them, huh? ”It was early 2008. I had recently written an evidence review on the subject. I had also just shared the news of my third pregnancy in about three years with my employer and colleagues. Now one of my male coworkers was making this joke.I brushed it off, but it made me uncomfortable.I was already self-conscious about my choice to have three children so close...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Characteristics of women calling the PANDA Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia National Helpline: a cross-sectional study - Shafiei T, Biggs LJ, Small R, McLachlan HL, Forster DA.
The PANDA Perinatal Anxiety& Depression Australia National Helpline provides support for people affected by perinatal mental health issues. To describe the characteristics of women contacting the Helpline, specifically callers' health, past history and as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Healthcare worker arrested on suspicion of neonatal murders
A female “healthcare professional” has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder six others at The Countess of Chester Hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

U.K. health-care worker arrested on suspicion of murdering 8 babies
A health-care worker has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and trying to kill another six at a hospital neonatal unit in northwest England. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Nu-Med Files Patent for a Reactive Tube Coating
Nu-Med Plus, a Salt Lake City, UT-based medical device company, recently filed for a patent covering its chemically reactive coating for medical tubing. The company said the technology could help patients receive contaminant-free nitric oxide, which is a lifesaving drug used to treat neonatal hypoxia. Neonatal Hypoxia can occur in newborns when they are deprived of adequate oxygen during or immediately after the birthing process. Inhaled nitric oxide is a medically essential gas that is currently used to treat inadequate oxygen levels in newborns, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary ...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Surface Treatment Tubing Source Type: news

Fight Against Drug Consumption Needs Gender Specific Treatments
By Carmen Arroyo and Emily ThampoeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2018 (IPS)The World Drug Report 2018, launched this week by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of gender in drug consumption and behaviour, suggesting it is essential to provide different types of health-care and legal solutions. Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB) has warned. Credit: UN Photo/D. GairAs Marie Nougier, Head of Research and Communications at the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) told IPS: “There is certainly...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Can Technology Save U.K. Perinatal Care?
20% of women in the U.K. suffer from perinatal mental illness, yet they are still falling through the cracks. Can digital and mobile applications help perinatal services in the U.K. or is it too far gone to save? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Phee Waterfield, Contributor Source Type: news

Lithium in Pregnancy Tied to Infant Morbidity, Malformation Risk Lithium in Pregnancy Tied to Infant Morbidity, Malformation Risk
In utero lithium exposure is linked to adverse outcomes. A new meta-analysis shows higher risk for malformations in first-trimester exposure and neonatal readmission in exposure throughout the pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Babies born just one month premature may be at a higher risk of developing ADHD
Researchers from the Institute of Public Health in Oslo found infants born at less than 34 weeks are more at risk of ADHD symptoms, such as hyperactivity or short attention spans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outpatient Care Less Efficient for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- In infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) outpatient pharmacotherapy is associated with longer length of therapy and higher rates of emergency department utilization than exclusive inpatient treatment, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preemies' Survival Affected by Different Factors at 23 Vs 25 Weeks Gestation Preemies' Survival Affected by Different Factors at 23 Vs 25 Weeks Gestation
In Australia, decisions regarding perinatal care, including neonatal care unit (NICU) admission, play a greater role in survival of infants born at 23 weeks gestation than at 24 or 25 weeks, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Maternal or Neonatal Vitamin D Status and Childhood T1D Maternal or Neonatal Vitamin D Status and Childhood T1D
Is there an association between maternal vitamin D status and the risk of childhood type 1 diabetes? Do maternal vitamin D supplements taken during pregnancy influence childhood T1D risk?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Some Neonatal Risks for Lithium Exposure in Pregnancy
Increased risk of neonatal readmission and major malformations for lithium - exposed pregnancy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Some Neonatal Risks for Lithium Exposure in Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- In utero lithium exposure is associated with an increased risk for neonatal readmission and major malformations, according to a meta-analysis published online June 18 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Trine Munk-Olsen, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First dedicated FGM walk-in clinic for cervical screening opens
Service available at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London Related items fromOnMedica Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse Push for opportunistic screening for STIs Perinatal mental health schemes 'should run in every area' Waist size predicts type 2 diabetes risk Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No Link Between Lithium in Pregnancy, Adverse Delivery Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But increase in risk of neonatal readmission, major malformations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Many Doctors Give Morphine to Babies Born With Opioid Addiction. A New Study Suggests There ’s a Better Way
As the opioid crisis continues, an estimated one baby is born every 20 minutes to a mother who is addicted to the painkilling drugs. But doctors have few proven ways to treat those infants who become dependent on opioids in utero and are born in withdrawal from the drugs. “Despite the fact that we have seen increases in NAS in recent years, there is still significant uncertainty about who to treat, when to treat and what agents to use,” says Dr. Jonathan Davis, vice chair of pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center. “And then there are questions about how fast to increase the dose, and how fast to take the babi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Sulfonylureas Work Long-Term in Permanent Neonatal Diabetes Sulfonylureas Work Long-Term in Permanent Neonatal Diabetes
In contrast to type 2 diabetes, sulfonylureas appear not to lose efficacy over time or cause hypoglycemia in patients with a rare form of diabetes, neonatal arising from KCNJ11 mutations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mom's Voice: The Sleep Secret for Babies in Intensive Care
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- The soothing sound of their mother's voice may help improve sleep for babies in hospital neonatal intensive care units, researchers say. This section of the hospital, called the NICU, provides around-the-clock care to sick... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prevalence and determinants of antepartum depressive and anxiety symptoms in expectant mothers and fathers: results from a perinatal psychiatric morbidity cohort study in the east and west coasts of Malaysia - Nasreen HE, Rahman JA, Rus RM, Kartiwi M, Sutan R, Edhborg M.
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of antepartum depressive, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Perinatal health outcomes and care among asylum seekers and refugees: a systematic review of systematic reviews - Heslehurst N, Brown H, Pemu A, Coleman H, Rankin J.
BACKGROUND: Global migration is at an all-time high with implications for perinatal health. Migrant women, especially asylum seekers and refugees, represent a particularly vulnerable group. Understanding the impact on the perinatal health of women and offs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Concern that progress on reducing stillbirth may have stalled
The rate of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK remained about the same in 2016 as the year before, suggesting that progress in recent years may have stalled. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Genomic testing for the causes of stillbirth should be considered for routine use
(European Society of Human Genetics) The use of whole genome and whole exome sequencing can uncover the cause of unexplained stillbirth and neonatal deaths. In addition to providing an explanation to bereaved parents, it can help the understand whether a recurrence in future pregnancies is likely. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Clean Skin, Hands Critical for'Kangaroo Care' for Preemies
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- A number of infection control measures need to be taken when giving " kangaroo care " to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, researchers say. This approach -- which involves meaningful touch and skin-to-skin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First-hand accounts of premature baby loss inspire new resource
A new online resource has been launched to support parents, relatives and health professionals in the wake of baby loss during mid pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

GBMC readies to open $2.4 million NICU, raising final funds
Discussions for its replacement began about five years ago. The new unit will include 10 private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Fluconazole Use Doesn't Up Risk of Stillbirth, Neonatal Death
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Fluconazole use in pregnancy seems not to be associated with significantly increased risks of stillbirth or neonatal death, according to a research letter published in the June 12 issue of the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rapid genetic testing can prevent hearing loss in newborns treated for sepsis
(European Society of Human Genetics) More than a million neonatal deaths worldwide each year are estimated to be due to sepsis. Many patients receive antibiotic therapy during their hospital stay, but babies with a specific genetic change can suffer irreversible hearing loss as a result. Now, a rapid test for distinguishing those infants who will have this adverse reaction to gentamicin has been developed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Parent cleansing paramount prior to skin-to-skin care
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Neonatal intensive care units increasingly encourage meaningful touch and skin-to-skin care -- aka 'kangaroo care' -- between parents and premature babies to aid the babies' development. But a Michigan children's hospital practicing skin-to-skin care noticed an unwanted side effect in 2016 -- a spike in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infections among newborns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oral Fluconazole for Thrush in Pregnancy Doesn't Up Stillbirth Oral Fluconazole for Thrush in Pregnancy Doesn't Up Stillbirth
Oral fluconazole at any dose was not associated with an increased risk of stillbirth or neonatal death but more research is needed to guide clinical decision-making.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

PPOR 101: A High-Level Walk-Through
June 20, 2018 12:00-1:30pm ET. Webinar will cover Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) methods to reduce infant mortality. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depressive and trauma symptoms in expectant, risk-exposed, mothers and fathers: is mindfulness a buffer? - Hicks LM, Dayton CJ, Victor BG.
BACKGROUND: Perinatal depression is reported in 15-20% of women (Marcus, 2009), 8-16% of men (Paulson and Bazemore, 2010) and low-SES, diverse populations are particularly at risk (Sareen, 2011). Trauma symptoms are commonly comorbid with depression, espec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

The social nature of perceived illness representations of perinatal depression in rural Uganda - Sarkar NDP, Bardaji A, Peeters Grietens K, Bunders-Aelen J, Baingana F, Criel B.
While the global health community advocates for greater integration of mental health into maternal health agendas, a more robust understanding of perinatal mental health, and its role in providing integrated maternal health care and service delivery, is re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Suicide attempts during pregnancy in South Africa - Vawda NBM.
BACKGROUND:  Research on suicide attempts during pregnancy is limited as these are considered to be rare in the perinatal period.AIM: A retrospective pilot study was undertaken to establish what percentage of suicide attempters admitted to a hospi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

CMS Pushes Medicaid's Role in Treating Opioid Disorders
(MedPage Today) --'Enhanced funding'available for treating neonatal abstinence, tracking prescriptions (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Critical Role for Medicaid in the Care of Infants (June 2018)
This Informational Bulletin provides states with considerations when designing approaches to treatment of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), including Medicaid coverage options and limitations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news