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Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature babies

Interview with Associate Professor Luke Jardine   Luke Jardine works as Staff Specialist Neonatology at Mater Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, Division of Neonatology. He is the author of numerous research publications in the field of neonatology with a focus on preterm birth and neonatal intensive care. Professor Jardine, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a quite serious complication mainly in preterm babies, can you give us a little more background on the disease and explain which babies are primarily at risk? RDS…
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European Commission launches new version of the Union Register on May 3, 2019

The European Commission launched a new version of its Union Register of medicinal products, listing all medicinal products authorised by the Commission, in total over 1,300 medicines. The Union Register was first established in 1995 and, besides medicinal products for human and veterinary use, includes also orphan drugs. The register also informs about refused authorisations or withdrawn requests, and medicines that are authorised only on a national level. In this new version, there are…
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EFCNI participates in 2nd Global Forum on Economic Crisis, Women’s Health and DOHad Consequences

Discussing the consequences of economic crisis on women’s and children’s health: the 2nd Global Forum on Economic Crisis, Women's Health and DOHad Consequences at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London from 3 to 4 April 2019, brought together experts in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept, obstetrics & gynaecology, neonatology & paediatrics, public health, health economics, social science and education along with representatives from government and non-government organisations including the World Health Organization…
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Brochure about European Standards of Care for Newborn Health

Would you like to know more about the newly released European Standards of Care for Newborn Health  that will shape the future of newborn health in Europe? Then our information brochure on the standards is just right for you. Download the brochure
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First World NIDCAP Day

Raising awareness for infant- and family-centred developmental care On 20 March, the NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) celebrated the first World NIDCAP Day. The aim is to raise awareness for the importance of NIDCAP, improving the hospital stay of newborns and families worldwide. NIDCAP is a child and family-centred programme promoting individualised developmental care for newborns and their families. It positively effects the healthy development of preterm and ill babies. View more (NIDCAP website)
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Delaying cord clamping – beneficial for ill or preterm born babies

Start-up introduces new solution to enable caregivers to provide care, close to the mother, with the umbilical cord still intact For babies who are born healthy, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends to delay cord clamping . It means that the umbilical cord is not clamped immediately after birth but after waiting one to three minutes. That way, the baby is still connected to the placenta and receives oxygen rich blood and essential nutrients. However, ill or preterm born babies…
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Final SHIPS project members meeting in Rome

At the end of January, all members of the SHIPS project – Screening to Improve Health in Very Preterm Infants in Europe (SHIPS) – met in Rome, Italy, for the last two-day meeting. The project – originally planned to end in August 2018 – had been extended until the end of January 2019. SHIPS has finished data collection and the results are about to accede, first analyses…
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Book Review: Breastfeeding and breast milk – from biochemistry to impact

Published by the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation and the Georg Thieme Verlag  “Breastfeeding and breast milk – from biochemistry to impact” explores the multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and complex world of breastfeeding, breast milk, and lactation. Overall, 30 distinguished authors from all over the world, each a specialist within their field, provide a factual, scientifically robust overview of the key topics. The book is divided in four parts, which are respectively discussed in depth: Background information, physiology,…
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Meeting of RECAP preterm consortium in Rome

In January, the RECAP preterm consortium (Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm) met in Rome to wrap up and evaluate the project's second working year. 85 professionals from various fields of medical research gathered to discuss the project's milestones and deliverables. The meeting also featured an Early Career Researcher’s workshop and two additional work package sessions. View more about the RECAP preterm project
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Lighthouse project: Developmental care – from theory to practice

A guest article by Dr Susanne Rücker, paediatrician , Hospital "Dritter Orden", Munich, Germany Developmental care is a paramount aspect in the care of preterm babies. Being a neonatal unit providing maximum medical care, this approach has always been an important factor in the provision of care for our patients. However, there has not been a comprehensive concept in operating developmental care that…
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