Research news

17 September 2020

A cost-consequences analysis on increased utilisation of triple chamber bag parenteral nutrition

The safety of parenteral nutrition (PN) remains a concern in preterm neonates, impacting clinical outcomes and health-care-resource use and costs. This cost-consequence analysis assessed national-level impacts of a 10-percentage point...
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16 September 2020

“Small for Gestational Age” lowers cognitive performance from infancy to adulthood

Cognitive performance in childhood can be negatively impacted if an infant was Small for Gestational Age (SGA, birthweight <10% for gestation). As existing research did not show coinciding results on...
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15 September 2020

Apply for a post-doctoral funding from the Paris Region and European Union

The Paris Region is one of the most exceptional places to live and thrive in. The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP) contributes in this dynamic by strengthening the research capacity...
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15 September 2020

New international study on skin care practices in extremely preterm infants – participants requested

EFCNI is glad to support this survey from the University of Sydney that aims to investigate geographical variation in skin management practices in preterm infants born ≤ 27 weeks of...
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15 September 2020

A new study investigates the effects of the lockdown on preterm births worldwide

During the corona pandemic earlier this year, many countries experienced lockdowns and restrictions in public life. Many gynaecologists and neonatologists observed remarkable findings during this time: the rate of preterm...
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11 August 2020

Pasteurisation of human milk can deactivate the coronavirus and ensures safety for milk donation

If a newborn infant cannot be breastfed, the best alternative nutrition for babies born with a very low birth weight is donated human milk. During the present pandemic caused by...
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16 June 2020

Reasons for ROP occurrence and a new option of treatment: an interview with Professor Ann Hellström

Dear Professor Hellström, Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease that only occurs in very preterm babies (usually preterm babies born before the 31st week or born with a...
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09 June 2020

RECAP Winter School: Early bird fee until 30th of June!

Are you a researcher in the fields of neonatology or epidemiology who wishes to learn how to use data from cohorts and registers? Then join the RECAP Winter School from...
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28 May 2020

Family-centred care in times of the pandemic

An interview with Atle Moen Dear Dr Moen, In your paper „If parents were a drug“ [accessible via Wiley Online Library], you describe how involving parents in care procedures and...
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26 May 2020

If parents were a drug

Parents have a huge impact on stress and pain and thus the wellbeing of their infants during neonatal intensive care. If this effect could be achieved with a drug that...
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