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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...

2009-03-25 14:25:00

Neonatologists begin new era of treatment to save tiniest babies CLEVELAND, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- NICU provides individual rooms with sleep accommodations so parents can stay with their infants 24/7 in homelike setting. Innovative care design that creates a healing environment with natural materials like flowers and artwork Green building materials incorporated throughout NICU. Rainbow Neonatologists are world leaders in the advancement of life-saving treatments. The first surgical...

2009-02-17 14:42:00

Towards Perinatal Ecology Based on Science MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the movement toward more humanized birth practices with this exciting Birth Education Conference. The presentations will benefit those interested in learning the consequences of violative birth practices and advanced methods that will better meet the biological and psychological needs of mother and child. This important conference is for ObGyns, Perinatologists, Pediatricians, Doulas,...

2009-01-23 12:55:28

Strategy could serve as model of care, especially in cases of prematurity and feeding concerns A new strategy developed in the Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital is helping premature infants and other newborns with severe swallowing difficulties learn to feed on their own. According to a study appearing in the February issue of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, physicians at Nationwide Children's were able to help 15 out of...


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