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2011-03-30 12:35:00

March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine Launch Research Center to Understand and Prevent Prematurity STANFORD, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine today launched the nation's first transdisciplinary research center dedicated to identifying the causes of premature birth. Prematurity is the number one reason for newborn death in the United States today, yet in nearly half of the cases of premature...

2011-01-25 16:54:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI) have partnered to bring the first Ronald McDonald Family Room in Illinois to Edward Hospital. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/CG36290) The Edward Foundation has also launched the public phase of its KidsCare Campaign to raise funds for a complete renovation of newborn and...

2010-11-03 16:34:42

Life-threatening breathing disorder affects 50 percent of premature infants A potentially life-threatening challenge characterized by pauses in breathing that can last for more than 20 seconds, apnea of prematurity (AOP) affects more than 50 percent of premature infants and is almost universal in the smallest of preemies. Caused in part by an underdeveloped central nervous system that can't adequately regulate breathing outside of the womb, especially during sleep, AOP is not yet fully...

2010-09-09 11:07:47

Stanford University researchers have developed a revolutionary, non-invasive way of quickly predicting the future health of premature infants, an innovation that could better target specialized medical intervention and reduce health-care costs. "What the PhysiScore does is open a new frontier," said Anna Penn, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and a neonatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. "The national push toward electronic medical records...

2010-06-25 13:52:00

Statewide Program Significantly Reduces Inappropriate Scheduling of Births before 39 Weeks CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A statewide Ohio program significantly reduced the monthly rate of inappropriately scheduled births before 39 weeks gestation, helping to avoid expensive neonatal intensive care unit admissions and decrease the risk of infant deaths, according to two studies by the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative recently published in the American Journal of...

2010-06-01 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company today announced the launch of its Closed Loop Controller of Inspired Oxygen system or "CLiO2(TM)," the first automatic oxygen controller of its kind designed to keep the oxygen level in the blood within a safe range for newborns needing mechanical ventilation. This new software algorithm is an enhancement to the CareFusion AVEA(TM) ventilator, one of the leading ventilators in the...

2010-04-15 13:59:49

The March 2010 issue of Clinics in Perinatology (www.perinatology.theclinics.com), published by Elsevier, provides Neonatologists and Maternal-Fetal-Medicine specialists with the tools and concepts necessary to understand Quality Improvement (QI) methodology and to initiate QI projects within their own practices and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). With the American Board of Pediatrics recently making quality improvement part of its program for the Maintenance of Certification process,...

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...

2010-02-04 17:35:20

The patient-to-nurse ratio for moderately premature infants in a newborn intensive care unit is not a good measurement of quality of care, said health services researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a study that appears in the current online edition of the journal Pediatrics. Lead author Dr. Jochen Profit, an assistant professor of pediatrics"”neonatology and of medicine"”health services research at BCM, said increased patient-to-nurse ratios have been associated with...

2010-02-01 18:01:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Newborn Center is the first and only pediatric center to be named a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Perinatal/Neonatal Health. To commemorate the milestone, Texas Children's Hospital hosted a ceremony today with Senior Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Children's Newborn Center and WHOCC leadership, as well as representatives from World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO), in attendance....


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