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2013-10-30 23:03:39

Early life pain alters neural circuits in the brain that regulate stress, suggesting pain experienced by infants who often do not receive analgesics while undergoing tests and treatment in neonatal intensive care may permanently alter future responses to anxiety, stress and pain in adulthood, a research team led by Dr. Anne Murphy, associate director of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, has discovered. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Early life pain alters...

2013-10-17 16:47:02

Medical technology has improved the survival rates of premature infants, but adverse developmental outcomes are a continuing problem. Researchers have turned their attention to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where premature infants spend their first few weeks or months, for potential answers. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the relationship between different room types in the NICU and the developmental outcomes of the...

2013-10-08 12:25:13

MIAMI, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately one third of parents who experience the death of an infant go on to suffer from clinical depression or clinical post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) up to 13 months after the event, according to research by FIU nursing professors. Published in Pediatrics this week, the study "Parent health and functioning 13 months after infant or child NICU/PICU death," was conducted by JoAnne Youngblut, Ph.D., and Dorothy Brooten, Ph.D., of the...

2013-10-03 08:30:22

New digital offering provides real-time education and support resources for parents of newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wellness Network today announced the launch of Your NICU Baby at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) 29(th) Annual Education Conference in Nashville, TN. The offering, which is available in both English and Spanish, features a full suite of video-based education, personal stories, insight and...

2013-10-02 13:12:18

These ‘early-term’ babies are more likely to experience low blood sugar or to require respiratory support and they were at additional risk if born by cesarean section Babies considered “early-term,” born at 37 or 38 weeks after a mother’s last menstrual period, may look as healthy as full-term babies born at 39-41 weeks, but a study published yesterday by University at Buffalo physicians in JAMA Pediatrics has found that many of them are not. The study is considered the first...

2013-10-02 10:31:20

UI study shows mothers with prematurely born infants benefited from personal sessions with NICU nurses For most women, childbirth is an intense experience, culminating in the joy of delivering a newborn, swaddled and sweet, resting in the mother’s arms within hours. Yet for those who deliver their babies prematurely, the experience is bereft of such bonding, laden with anxiety, confusion, and doubt. “Having a prematurely born baby is like a nightmare for the mother," explains Lisa...

2013-10-01 15:15:38

Early-term births (37 to 38 weeks gestation) are associated with higher neonatal morbidity (illness) and with more neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or neonatology service admissions than term births (39 to 41 weeks gestation), according to a study by Shaon Sengupta, M.D., M.P.H., now of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and formerly of the University at Buffalo, N.Y., and colleagues. Researchers examined data over a three-year period from medical records of 33,488 live births at...

2013-09-30 08:29:09

Parents Connect to Share Experiences and Encouragement WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents of premature babies from around the world are finding comfort and understanding online at Shareyourstory.org. The March of Dimes ShareYourStory online community has re-launched with new features to help parents with a sick newborn move through difficult emotions, cope with loss and grief, and begin to heal. (Logo:...

2013-09-25 23:31:09

Texas Children’s Hospital has introduced a music therapy program for infants in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and inpatient rehabilitation which helps the families bond with their babies. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Texas Children’s Hospital has launched a new program that provides music therapy to babies in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the inpatient rehabilitation unit. To watch a video about Texas Children’s Music Therapy program,...

2013-09-17 08:32:40

Support Totaling up to $15,000 Available to NICU Facilities MCHENRY, Ill., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced a call to share best practices to raise awareness about premature births and effective efforts to support human milk consumption with the goal of improving infant health. One in nine babies in the United States is born prematurely--more than in most developed countries.(i) Content of human milk can substantially improve outcomes for critically compromised and...