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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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03 March 2022

The impact of childhood RSV infection on children’s and parents’ quality of life

A Spanish study explored the loss of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children younger than two years after a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Results showed an HRQoL loss...
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07 February 2022

Health-related quality of life following extremely preterm birth

The EPICure study analysed the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in 129 adults born extremely preterm in the UK and Ireland in comparison to adults born at term. It was...
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02 February 2022

Measures against the COVID pandemic did not affect rates of preterm births in three Scandinavian countries

 A study from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden combined data from each country’s birth registry and evaluated whether the rate of preterm births was affected by lockdown measures against the COVID19...
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08 December 2021

Breastfeeding attitudes in the UK

A study conducted in the UK explored the relationship between a mother’s attitude toward breastfeeding, her personality traits, and her parenting style. After analysing a large sample of mothers, the...
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03 December 2021

Maintaining human milk bank services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Human Milk Bank (HMB) services have been impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. To better understand the impact, a Virtual Communication Network (VCN) was formed to collect data and experiences...
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09 November 2021

Increasing Early Skin-to-Skin in Extremely Low Birthweight Infants

Although the benefits of skin-to-skin care (SSC) for preterm and low birthweight infants are known to the neonatal community, some health centres still struggle with implementation. To increase SSC within...
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04 November 2021

Parent-administrated oral stimulation in preterm infants

Preterm infants tend to experience difficulties reaching oral feeding, sometimes needing oral stimulation. A study conducted in a children’s hospital in Italy evaluated whether there was a difference in the...
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