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24 May 2022

Join the RECAP preterm E-Learning course

You are a researcher in the fields of neonatology, epidemiology, and psychology and are interested to learn more about cohorts, registers, and the use of the RECAP preterm Cohort Platform?...
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11 May 2022

EFCNI involved in new study on blood transfusions in preterm babies

Most preterm babies admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) receive blood transfusions. Some neonates, however, receive blood transfusions even though these transfusions may not be necessary, cause side...
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09 May 2022

Born too small or too soon and the risk for developing psychiatric disorders

In their new publication, the Adults born Preterm International Collaboration (APIC) combined data from ten studies on the question whether individuals born very preterm and/or at very low birthweight have...
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05 May 2022

The changing face of neonatal intensive care for infants born extremely preterm

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have analysed changes in attitude, physical environment, staffing and medical treatment within neonatal intensive care to identify the changes’ impact on extremely preterm (EP)...
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29 April 2022

Maternal stress, depression, and attachment in the NICU, before and during the COVID pandemic

A study from the University of Geneva analysed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mothers’ postnatal depression, stress, and their attachment process with the baby. The results showed a...
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28 April 2022

Home phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia in term-born babies

A multicentre randomised clinical trial study in Sweden investigated if home phototherapy could be a safe alternative to inpatient phototherapy for otherwise healthy newborn infants with hyperbilirubinemia. Phototherapy in the...
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21 April 2022

Are commercially available formulations a possible alternative for home parenteral nutrition for children?

A descriptive cross-sectional study examined the best option for paediatric patients under home parenteral nutrition (PN), comparing standardised parenteral nutrition with individually tailored prescriptions in 24 infants and children. Currently,...
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12 April 2022

Follow-up of neonatal and paediatric patients: An evaluation of three case studies

Data collection and follow-up are essential for neonatal care. At Emma Children’s Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, the “Follow Me” programme was implemented and evaluated to gain insights into long-term health outcomes,...
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01 April 2022

Docosahexaenoic acid (an omega-3) supplementation during pregnancy to reduce early preterm birth: new findings

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), provided as a prenatal omega-3 supplement, could reduce early preterm birth (EPB), as a recent study suggests. Researchers conducted a study with 1032 participants in the USA...
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08 March 2022

Extreme heat exposure as an increased risk for preterm birth and stillbirth – results from two studies

Climate change causes more frequent and extreme heatwaves, resulting in higher temperatures around the world. Several studies have found that extreme heat in pregnancy may lead to adverse birth outcomes....
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