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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, and to improve follow-up care and practice in the end. Results show solid data collection but a lack of indicators to monitor the programme’s effectiveness and performance, and highlight a need for a more holistic approach to managing care services.  To date, little is known…
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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 of 38%, 32% and 9% during the first, second and third week after the diagnosis and a median cost of ~€600 per treated child. This type of socioeconomic evaluation could help prioritise the development of an RSV vaccine. The Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a…
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Characteristics and outcomes of neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infection in the UK

There is concern that neonates might contract infections more easily, but data on the infection rate of SARS-CoV-2 in babies is limited. To gain more insights, researchers in the UK analysed incidence, transmission and severity of SARS-CoV-2 cases in newborn babies receiving hospital care. Due to the lack of data about how the virus spreads to newborns and how it affects them, guidelines for the management of babies at risk have varied. However, the…
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The need for supporting the mental health of parents after preterm birth

How relationship satisfaction and emotional dependency positively affects the mental health of parents after preterm birth Ilknur Okay, President of our Turkish partner parent organisation El Bebek Gül Bebek and Chair Committee Member of GLANCE, has been pushing the topic of mental health in correlation with the burden of preterm birth forward for many years. Now the trained psychologist has, in collaboration with Çiğdem Yavuz Güler from the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University, Istanbul,…
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