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2011-10-19 08:18:55

Effects evaluated in new study published in PAIN Poorly managed pain in the neonatal intensive care unit has serious short- and long-term consequences, causing physiological and behavioral instability in preterm infants and long-term changes in their pain sensitivity, stress arousal systems, and developing brains. In a study published in the November issue of PAIN®, researchers report that breastfeeding during minor procedures mitigated pain in preterm neonates with mature...

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...

2011-09-13 05:15:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — This novel study has revealed the time in development when infants gain the ability to distinguish pain from basic touch. The researchers came to this conclusion based on recordings of brain activity in preterm infants. The evidence suggests that developing brain networks become mature enough to identify pain as distinct from touch fairly late in development. "Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35 to 37 weeks...

2011-08-25 12:26:04

In a long-running randomized study of over 3,000 preterm infants, those whose care included the Heart Rate Observation System, or HeRO® monitor, experienced greater than 20 percent reduced mortality, effectively saving one infant's life for every 48 who were monitored. The results of this multicenter study of the HeRO monitor, co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Medical Predictive Science Corporation (MPSC), appear in The Journal of Pediatrics. HeRO is a pioneering...

2011-08-19 15:43:00

Addition includes all private suites, top-notch NICU and state-of-the-art Breast Center TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most expectant mothers enjoy optimistic dreams of delivering a healthy baby and soon leaving the hospital with their new bundle of joy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110819/DC55147) "Sometimes, it just doesn't work that way," said Lisa Wall, whose son has been hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph's...

2011-08-18 08:45:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking study available online in the Journal of Perinatology shows the addition of a unique pumping pattern can help mothers of premature infants pump nearly 75 percent more breast milk over the first 14 days after birth than mothers who did not use the pattern. Nearly 13 percent of all infants in the U.S. are born prematurely, and at risk for serious immaturity-related health problems. Research shows breast milk feedings lower the...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.