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2011-04-18 09:17:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Measuring the body temperatures of newborns with temporal artery thermometry (forehead scanning) provides readings comparable to results obtained by axillary (under arm) thermometry, the clinically recommended method for this patient population, but causes less discomfort, according to a new study reported in Advances in Neonatal Care. The study(1), the first published clinical analysis evaluating the accuracy of temporal artery...

2010-11-18 08:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and Atom Medical Corporation, a major manufacturer of neonatal medical equipment, announced today that they are expanding their relationship to serve customers with a more complete portfolio of perinatal care solutions. This alliance now includes neonatal patient monitoring, apnea home monitoring, neonatal incubators and warmers, jaundice management, respiratory support, perinatal...

2010-10-28 11:55:13

Nurses lead patient education program for mothers of newborns Pediatric researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe a successful program in which nurses helped mothers attain high rates of breast-feeding in very sick babies--newborns with complex birth defects requiring surgery and intensive care. Many of these highly vulnerable newborns immediately experience a paradoxical situation. Their mother's milk helps to fend off infection and provides easily digestible,...

2010-10-24 11:42:00

DURBAN, South Africa, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two nurses will be honored today with the first International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award. This award recognizes the commitment of nurses working on the frontlines of newborn care in resource-challenged countries, where the majority of newborn deaths occur. Regina Obeng from Kumasi in Ghana and Rekha Kashinath Samant from Mumbai, India, were selected from nominations sent from all over the world. They will receive their...

2010-04-07 07:00:00

TELFORD, Pa., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched today, Babyfirst.com is a new single destination where neonatal doctors and nurses can exchange information and experiences online - across a range of neonatal care specialties. With content populated by clinicians and renowned experts, the Web site also offers parents and families of premature babies a trusted resource to gain a better understanding of what they can expect in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - with insight into common...

2009-12-02 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is opening a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Minneapolis on Dec. 2. The expanded 25,000 square foot NICU offers nearly all private patient rooms with expanded secluded family space. The new space will allow for increased privacy and decreased stress for families during a particularly difficult time. The environment is designed to support family-centered care and developmental...

2009-11-23 03:00:00

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Laerdal Medical, in alliance with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has developed a second volume of pre-programmed scenarios for use with Laerdal's SimNewB (TM) neonatal patient simulator. SimNewB is designed to integrate simulation into the AAP's Neonatal Resuscitation Program and to facilitate training for treatment of other critical medical conditions in the neonatal period. (Logo:...

2009-07-17 13:17:59

Premature babies born in poverty are four times less likely to be ready for school, researchers at the University of Chicago found. Advances in neonatal care enabled two-thirds of premature babies born with respiratory problems to be ready for school at an appropriate age, the researchers write in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics. Premature babies born to poor families, however, were more likely to have lower functional and perceptual skills, reduced vocabulary and sensory impairment,...


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