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08 March 2021

Improving thermoregulation in transported preterm infants

Infants born preterm (<37 weeks of gestation) or with a low birthweight (<2.5 kg) are at high risk for decreasing body temperature during transportation to the hospital. Hypothermia in preterm...
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01 March 2021

What matters to women in the postnatal period?

The postnatal period is an important adjustment period for women, which lasts from after delivery until up to six weeks after birth. During this phase women receive immediate clinical care...
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04 February 2021

Both preterm and post-term birth increases risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are complex and remain unclear. A recent study, involving more than 3.5 million children, now shows that the risk of ASD may slightly...
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02 February 2021

RECAPpreterm Cohort Platform will soon be accessible

RECAPpreterm is a research project developing a unique data platform that will allow researchers to find and use data from very preterm and very low birth weight cohorts to answer...
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01 February 2021

Generational effects of COVID-19: Elevated anxiety during pregnancy has negative impact on infants

A self-report questionnaire in pregnant women in Alberta reveals that stress resulting from specific concerns about COVID-19 exceeds expected levels and is higher than that experienced by other groups of...
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22 January 2021

Queen Elizabeth II honours Inga Warren

Inga Warren from NIDCAP Federation International has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's New Year's Honours for her services to preterm born...
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07 January 2021

The impact of visitation restrictions in the NICU during COVID-19

Covid-19 has a big impact on the care given in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). The implementation of family centred care has increased in recent years due to many health...
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07 January 2021

Preterm children’s long-term academic performance after adaptive computerised training

Altered brain development and academic underachievement are potential consequences of preterm birth. A recent study from Germany now showed that adaptive computerised training can increase short-term academic growth in preterm...
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04 December 2020

Parents’ satisfaction with follow-up healthcare for their preterm born children and their suggestions for improvement

Follow-up healthcare for very preterm infants is crucial for their development, but the quality of care differs a lot across Europe. As parents of very preterm born children have experienced...
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01 December 2020

Prevention of Coronavirus transmission from mothers to newborns while breastfeeding and engaging in skin-to-skin contact

So far, there is insufficient knowledge about COVID-19 spreading to newborns from their mothers who tested positive for the virus at the time of the birth. A new study suggests...
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