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2012-08-22 06:24:47

Whole body cooling treatments proven to have a long term impact on neonatal outcomes HOUSTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine announced the arrival of Dr. Jeffrey Kaiser to lead the hospital's hypothermia program for newborns. Kaiser, an internationally recognized leader in neonatal neurology and a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher, joins Texas Children's as a neonatologist and professor of pediatrics in...

2012-08-06 10:24:01

Arlington-Based Hospital Works to Enhance Neonatal Care in Northern Virginia ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Hospital Center and Children's National Medical Center have entered into a three-year agreement that will enhance specialty neonatology care in Northern Virginia. The collaboration will result in Children's managing Virginia Hospital Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), effective August 15, 2012. "We are thrilled to be joining...

2012-07-25 10:24:14

--Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers Review Medical Outcomes in Three States-- PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Premature babies are more likely to survive when they are born in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in hospitals without such facilities, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously reported. The likelihood that an extremely premature baby will survive if born in a high-technology, high-volume hospital unit was...

2012-07-24 06:26:25

Texas Children's Newborn Center features nation's largest Level-3 NICU HOUSTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has been recognized as a national leader in neonatology among pediatric hospitals in U.S.News & World Report's 2012-13 edition of Best Children's Hospitals. By continuing to improve outcomes, substantially improving survival rates and keeping a strong focus on research and preventing complications associated with prematurity, Texas...

2012-06-20 02:26:45

ORLANDO, Fla., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) continues its rebirth as a stand-alone, publicly-traded company, it proudly announces a new charitable initiative that will focus its Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising efforts towards the expansion of The Alexander Center for Neonatology (NICU) at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Over the next five years, the company has committed to raise more than $1...

2012-06-16 00:36:57

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the second most common cause of childhood blindness in the United States, occurring in half of premature infants born earlier than or at 28 weeks gestational age. The condition is caused by abnormal blood vessel development in the retina of the eye. ROP risk increases with decreasing gestational age. A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces...

2012-05-30 10:25:47

"Significant" findings, document how use of "whole-body hypothermia" technique at birth protected oxygen-deprived newborns from death and mental disability during first 6-7 years of life. DETROIT, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than 10 years of study, investigators in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network led by a pediatric researcher at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (DMC) have proven an...

2012-05-02 06:25:36

Experts to Provide Insights, First Images of Newborns HOUSTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's newest parents of sextuplets, Lauren and David Perkins, spoke publically today for the first time about the birth of their sextuplets ten days ago at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, one of the nation's premier facilities for women's, fetal and newborn health. The couple was joined by hospital experts who provided additional medical background on the delivery and care of...

2012-05-01 02:31:29

WARRINGTON, Pa., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO) today announced the presentation of a new pharmacoeconomic analysis demonstrating that the lower rate of reintubation previously reported in infants treated with SURFAXIN(®), when compared with infants treated with Curosurf(®) and Survanta(®), the current global market leading surfactants, also resulted in a potential hospital cost savings of $160,000 to $252,000 per 100 infants. The...

2012-03-12 21:16:02

Many premature infants throughout the United States continue to receive inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) during their NICU stay, despite the lack of evidence to support its use. Whether or not a preemie will receive iNO treatment, when and for how long, varies greatly throughout the country, as its use in premature infants appears to be unstandardized. These are the findings of a Nationwide Children´s Hospital study appearing in the journal Pediatrics.   Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is a...