Research news

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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25 November 2020

Delivering transformative action in paediatric pain: a Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission

Pain is a feeling every child and adolescent, will experience in their lives. Yet, unrecognised, undertreated, or poorly managed pain in childhood can have long-lasting negative consequences such as chronic...
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25 November 2020

Ways of neonatal management during the pandemic

The pandemic of COVID-19 confronts our conventional and approved way of neonatal and maternal health management with many uncertainties. What is the risk for transmitting the virus form mother to...
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19 November 2020

Promising new research findings in the field of RSV prevention

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has long been recognised as a serious threat to infant health. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the...
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10 November 2020

Factors Influencing Implementation of Family-Centred Care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Being in the NICU is a very stressful experience for infants. The stress level even increases when babies are separated from their parents. This can be avoided with Family-Centred Care...
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03 November 2020

Non‐evidence‐based beliefs increase inequalities in the provision of infant‐ and family‐centred neonatal care

Many hospitals in the world still do not recognise the importance and benefits of family-centred care. This hinders parents to engage in potentially life-saving care procedures, like kangaroo mother care...
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27 October 2020

New set of assessments released for follow-up evaluations of adults born preterm

The Adults Born Preterm International Collaboration (APIC) has released a set of Common Core Assessments for follow-up evaluations of adults who were born prematurely. On average, preterm born individuals face...
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