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2012-12-05 11:07:56

Studies predict a rise in number of children with lifelong health problems Research published on bmj.com today suggests that although more babies survived shortly after extreme preterm birth in England in 2006 compared with 1995, the number with major conditions on leaving hospital remained largely unchanged. A second study, also published today, shows some improvement in the number of extremely preterm children who survived without disability at 3 years of age, but no change in the...

2012-12-04 12:48:35

For Ottawa scientist and neonatologist Dr. Bernard Th̩baud, even a major paper that answers five significant questions still doesn't seem quite enough in his determined path to get his laboratory breakthrough into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Dr. Th̩baud's proposed therapy would use stem cells from umbilical cords to treat a disease previously thought to be untreatable Рbronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD. "BPD is a lung disease described 45...

2012-12-04 05:01:43

Hospitals can reduce risks and improve care by reducing unnecessary early births. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 This conclusion was raised by Dr. Nathana Lurvey, who is board-certified by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), during a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management/ Dr. Lurvey spoke about the importance of eliminating non-medically indicated (elective) deliveries before 39 weeks in healthy singleton pregnancies. According to Dr....

2012-12-02 05:00:36

Improved, collaborative approach at Western Connecticut Health Network for diagnosis and treatment of placenta previa. Danbury, CT (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 Having a baby is a joyous occasion for parents and families, filled with anticipation awaiting the birth of a happy, healthy baby girl or boy. For those suffering from the pregnancy complication, placenta previa, it can often become a worrisome time. With the growth of Western Connecticut Health Network´s Women´s services at...

2012-11-28 12:26:28

CHOP, a pioneer in neonatal care, established the nation's first surgical ICU for newborns and infants in 1962 PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is celebrating 50 years of caring for critically ill infants in the Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) with an anniversary event today. CHOP established the nation's first surgical neonatal intensive care unit in 1962 under the leadership of C....

2012-11-15 12:27:25

BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with tomorrow's National Premature Infant Awareness Day, the National Perinatal Association announced today the release of the Multidisciplinary Guidelines for the Care of Late Preterm Infants, created to deliver evidence-based instructions and tools on the management and care of late preterm infants - an often underserved, yet at risk group. Developed in collaboration with more than 20 healthcare professionals and organizations,...

2012-11-13 12:29:29

HAMPTON, N.J., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikaria, Inc., a critical care company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for critically ill patients, today announced that the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) branch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for a software upgrade to enable connectivity of the INOMAX(® )DSIR drug delivery system with hospital health information systems. This connectivity...

2012-11-08 12:27:31

HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new policy statement indicating a change in the Levels of Neonatal Care, by updating the levels of care from Level I to Level IV, with Level IV offering the highest level of care available and treating the tiniest and most critically-ill babies. With the announcement of this new policy, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Children's Hospital has now been...

2012-10-22 10:53:00

Combating obesity in minorities, looking at improvements in perinatal health in Ohio, and treating rare testicular cancer in adolescents are among the presentations physicians from University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital will give at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2012 National Conference in New Orleans Oct. 20 to 23. Susanna Briskin, MD, pediatric sports medicine physician at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, will present "Overcoming Barriers...

2012-10-20 11:20:14

CLEVELAND, Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Combating obesity in minorities, looking at improvements in perinatal health in Ohio, and treating rare testicular cancer in adolescents are among the presentations physicians from University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital will give at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2012 National Conference in New Orleans Oct. 20 to 23. Susannah Briskin, MD, pediatric sports medicine physician at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's...