Other content tagged: prevention strategies

Infection prevention and control in neonatal units: interactions between healthcare providers and mothers

Aiming to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections, a study from Ghana explored the role of mothers and healthcare providers (HPs) in infection prevention and control (IPC) for newborns in neonatal intensive care units. Both groups involved faced problems, particularly when interacting with each other, resulting in insufficient IPC interventions. While mothers received not enough information and felt insecure and stressed, the HPs reported not to have the capacity to collaborate in a better way. ©…
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Are pre- and early pregnancy lifestyle factors associated with the risk of preterm birth? A secondary cohort analysis of the cluster-randomised GeliS trial

Preterm birth remains a global and partially unresolved health problem with affected newborns having an increased mortality and morbidity risk and often long-term health impairments. In this secondary analysis, researchers investigated the preventative role of modifiable risk factors for preterm birth and identified that a high dietary quality seems to be protective. Since preterm birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five years, effective prevention strategies to reduce…
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