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2013-07-17 23:27:21

During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. Kari Kassir, a pediatric critical care physician, discussed issues related to managing chronic conditions in the NICU helping utilization review and case management professionals to make better care management decisions. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Care for premature babies and critically ill newborns in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) accounts for a significant percentage of all dollars spent for newborn...

2012-12-26 12:49:22

Practice may elevate chance of death, second heart attack When heart attack patients present in the emergency department with some degree of anemia, or anemic patients have a heart attack, physicians have a tendency, but not much guidance, about whether to provide a blood transfusion. The idea is that a transfusion could help more oxygen get to the heart. Recent national guidelines suggested that there simply isn't good evidence to encourage or discourage the common practice, but a new...

2012-02-09 14:55:44

Preterm infants born with extremely low birth weights have an increased risk of death during the first year of life. Although researchers have extensively studied risk factors that could contribute to the death of preterm infants, limited information is available after infants are released from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, identifies that African-American background, longer stay in the NICU, and poorer access to...

2011-10-04 10:22:53

Abnormal motor behavior observed, follow-up of cognitive function outcomes warranted New research shows that exposure to stressors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is associated with alterations in the brain structure and function of very preterm infants. According to the study now available in Annals of Neurology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, infants who experienced early exposure to stress...

2010-09-01 14:14:25

An analysis of data from previously published studies indicates that very low-birth-weight and very preterm infants not born in highly specialized, level III hospitals have an associated higher likelihood of neonatal and predischarge death compared to similar infants born at level III hospitals, according to an article in the September 1 issue of JAMA. "For more than 30 years, guidelines for perinatal [pertaining to the period immediately before and after birth] regionalization have...

2009-09-18 08:00:02

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a group of blood disorders that can lead to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in some patients, often cause severe anemia (when the body lacks a sufficient number of functional red blood cells). While certain treatments can help manage the symptoms of anemia, some studies have suggested that they may lead to complications. A new study, however, demonstrates that MDS patients with anemia may benefit from treatment with an erythropoietin (EPO)-based regimen plus...

2006-08-03 14:45:00

NEW YORK -- For infants born between 22 and 24 weeks of gestation, immediate life support increases survival without increasing the risk of neonatal ailments, German researchers report. The overall survival rate for these infants is 67 percent, compared with rates ranging from 10 to 50 percent in the 1990s, they report in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Susanne Herbert-Jonat of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and colleagues note that in Germany, life support is...


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