Research news

01 July 2022

Compassionate care for sick or preterm newborns at the end of life

Providing palliative care for sick or preterm newborns and their parents/caregivers is a major challenge and is in strong contrast to ‘usual’ care. Healthcare professionals should make decisions in the...
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28 June 2022

Management and outcomes of extreme preterm birth

The survival and morbidity rates of babies born extremely preterm are linked to care management before and after birth, which tends to vary a lot. Conclusions of a recently published...
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19 June 2022

Neurodevelopmental follow-up of children born preterm

The prospective, longitudinal cohort study examined the rate and stability of impairments in children born preterm (<32 weeks gestation). Neurological, motor, cognitive, and behavioural outcomes were assessed at 2 and...
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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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