Other content tagged: Parent involvement

The scientific debate on the use of probiotics in preterm infants: Does it save or risk infants’ lives?

The death of a preterm infant associated with bacteria in the probiotic prevention-treatment of NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) caused a stir. As a result, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a warning advising against the administration of probiotics in preterm and low birth weight infants. In a reply, the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) now takes the side of long-standing research findings and criticises the…
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Exploring the most important elements to improve family-integrated care – A parent’s perspective

Family-integrated care (FICare) has the potential to significantly improve the health of both newborn and parents. This is especially vital when the infant is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and is thus often separated from their parents. A parent survey conducted in the Netherlands now provides insight into how parents experienced their integration in care. The study shows that most parents are involved to a certain extend. However, they highlight…
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Family reflections: preterm birth and the power of parent involvement in research

In a heart-touching testimony that emphasises the power of patient and family involvement in neonatal research, Fabiana Bacchini's journey with her preterm-born child leads to significant insights into the care of preterm infants beyond hospital walls. Her story underscores the critical role parents play not only in their child's immediate well-being but also in driving long-term positive outcomes for the whole neonatal community. In her article, Fabiana Bacchini, a resilient mother of twins…
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