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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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2009-12-11 06:25:00

Recent research from Brazil indicates that sugar and hugs combined can reduce the pain felt by newborns when they are given a shot, more so than sugar (dextrose) or skin-to-skin contact alone, or standard care. The findings, published in this week's edition of the journal Pediatrics, shows how simple inexpensive measures could have a huge effect on newborns. In the largest study ever conducted on newborn pain, Brazilian researchers randomly assigned 640 newborns to four analgesia groups with...

2009-12-02 10:23:48

Implementing small baby guidelines can decrease the length of hospitalization A substantial number of premature infants born before 27 weeks gestational age encounter complicated medical problems. Although the survival rate of these infants has increased over the last two decades, the survival data for these patients is highly variable. A recent study conducted by neonatologists and nurses at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that a unified approach to the care of extremely premature...

2009-09-14 07:00:00

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Five years after beginning the approval and construction process, officials at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island today cut the ribbon on the five-story, state-of-the-art South Pavilion. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/wihri/39939/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090914/NY74867 ) Designed to help the hospital keep pace with an increased demand for its specialty services,...

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,...

2009-07-17 10:20:57

Most preemies with respiratory illness reaching school age Advances in neonatal care enable two-thirds of premature babies born with respiratory problems to be ready for school at an appropriate age, but those living in poverty are far less likely to be ready on time than their better-off peers, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center report in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics. Although several medical factors including chronic lung disease, brain hemorrhage, and...

2009-07-07 06:00:00

HOUSTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lu-Ann Papile, M.D., FAAP, the director of Developmental Care and Follow-up at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been appointed chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Fetus and Newborn. Dr. Papile assumed the role on July 1st and will oversee the committee for four years. Dr. Papile will succeed Ann Stark, M.D., FAAP, chief of Neonatology at Texas Children's Hospital and professor...

2009-05-18 10:17:00

Children's National Moves Newborn into State-of-the-Art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine fragile newborns have a new home at Children's National Medical Center. The new, state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opened Sunday, when the babies were transported from the hospital's existing NICU. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090518/DC18562 ) "This NICU was designed with input from our families, nurses, and...

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2009-04-28 07:57:49

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics should eliminate one of the many stresses of bringing a preterm or low birth weight infant home from the hospital. The new AAP clinical report, "Safe Transportation of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants at Hospital Discharge," co-authored by Marilyn J. Bull, M.D., and William A. Engle, M.D., of Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children, provides guidelines for secure transport and also advises parents that...


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