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2014-02-06 12:28:06

Best Practices Shed Light on How to Help Moms Provide Breastmilk to Premature Babies MCHENRY, Ill., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the winning neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) for their compelling breastmilk programs helping to improve infant health by facilitating and increasing human milk consumption in the NICU. Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss., was recognized as the first place winner, and the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, University Hospitals Case...

2014-02-05 11:31:48

In a group of very low-birth-weight infants, severe retinopathy of prematurity was associated with nonvisual disabilities at age 5 years, according to a study in the February 5 issue of JAMA. Severe retinopathy (disease of the retina) of prematurity occurs in premature infants treated with excessive concentrations of oxygen and is a serious complication of neonatal intensive care for preterm infants. "Although the incidence of severe retinopathy has increased since the late 1980s,...

2014-02-05 04:21:04

ORANGE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan 24, NICVIEW completed an installation of their innovative NICU camera system at CHOC Children's NICU at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, allowing that facility to connect babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to their families through live 24/7 secure video streaming. NICVIEW is a system that bridges the distance gap to ease the trauma of NICU stays by providing otherwise impossible 24/7 access to the newborn during this...

Study Finds 'Bubble CPAP' Increases Neonatal Survival Rates
2014-01-30 11:19:07

Rice University The first clinical study of a low-cost neonatal breathing system created by Rice University bioengineering students demonstrated that the device increased the survival rate of newborns with severe respiratory illness from 44 percent to 71 percent. The results, which were published online this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, came from a 10-month study of 87 patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi. Based on data from the study, it...

2014-01-24 00:20:51

6-Year-Old Born 11 Weeks Too Soon Named March of Dimes 2014 National Ambassador WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A New Hampshire family that benefitted from the March of Dimes 75-year legacy of success, now is helping it achieve its goal of giving more babies a healthy start in life by preventing preterm birth. Six-year-old Aidan Lamothe, who was born more than 11 weeks too soon, has been named the 2014 March of Dimes National Ambassador. Aidan and his...

Premature Babies See Long-Term Benefits Of Early Skin-To-Skin Contact
2014-01-07 04:20:10

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study shows that premature infants continue to reap the benefits of skin-to-skin contact with their mothers even at 10 years of age. All babies need physical contact as an essential part of their physical and psychological development. Infants who are neglected in hospitals and orphanages and lack physical contact are known to develop problems ranging from depression to failure to thrive. This necessity for touch has...

2013-12-16 23:00:12

Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a study published online, December 17, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. “We are living in an era in...


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