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Family Rooms in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and Neonatal Outcomes.

Research shows important benefits of parental involvement in neonatal intensive care. Parents spending  time with their newborns and especially their engagement in skin-to-skin contact has positive impacts on cognitive development of infants and lowers morbidity and mortality rates. To increase the time families spend with their preterm born babies in NICUs, some hospitals provide infant-parent rooms to allow parents to stay with their child 24 hours a day. To assess the availability and benefits of…
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Tackling bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) to improve preterm health

World Prematurity Day (WPD) on 17 November has become a symbol for the challenges of preterm birth and for improving the situation of affected infants and their families. On this occasion, Professor Luc Zimmermann, Johanna Kostenzer PhD, and Silke Mader (all EFCNI) have written an editorial for the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. The article focuses on the challenges caused by bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) - the most common cause of chronic lung disease in infancy.   To…
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Research on Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm babies

Interview with Prof Christoph Bührer, Medical Director Department of Neonatology, Charité Berlin Within our monthly topic of medical care and clinical practice, we talked to Prof Bührer about his work on the study “Sustained inflations and avoiding mechanical ventilation to prevent death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a meta-analysis”1. It is about meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in preterm infants. It showed that delivery room strategies to avoid mechanical ventilation reduced bronchopulmonary dysplasia, whereas sustained inflations had no effect and may…
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EPICE/SHIPS consortium provides new knowledge on breast milk feeding of very preterm infants in Europe

On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2018, we are happy to share these recent findings regarding practices of breastfeeding preterm infants. As a proud partner within the EPICE/SHIPS research consortium EFCNI is happy to present newest results on breast milk feeding outcomes in European NICUs and after discharge. Two publications using data of a Europe-wide cohort of very preterm infants investigated manifold factors associated with breastfeeding rate and duration after discharge. Due to the benefits of breast milk for…
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Lung function in children born extremely preterm

Some babies born too early show signs and symptoms later in life that may be long-term consequences of preterm birth. To look at this in more detail, follow-up studies are of great importance. Their results provide a scientific basis for follow-up and continuing care. A study from Sweden recently analysed lung function in 6½-year-old children born at less than 27 weeks. These extremely preterm born children had suffered from immature lungs after birth, and almost all of them had developed…
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