Latest Neonatal intensive-care unit Stories
Women with a short cervix should be treated with vaginal progesterone to prevent preterm birth.
With chubby cheeks and weighing in at a healthy 10 pounds, the imminently huggable Lexi Morrison is far removed from the 1-pound, 9 –ounce preemie she was in June when she was born premature at 24 weeks.
A woman goes into labor, and gives birth.
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.
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.
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.
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