Other content tagged: respiratory infection

Parental knowledge of respiratory infections in preterm infants

A survey among parents regarding their understanding of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory infections in preterm babies showed a highly established knowledge. Most parents consider RSV illness a very serious condition and identified nurses, doctors, and pamphlets as their primary sources of information. The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation (CPBF), a parent-led organisation, strives to minimise the overwhelming challenges of families of preterm babies through the provision of evidence-based information. These educational mandates,…
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Promising new research findings in the field of RSV prevention

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has long been recognised as a serious threat to infant health. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs). No prevention exists for all infants. Research published earlier this year now suggests that a new preventative option may be able to lower severe RSV infection and hospitalisations. Particularly common during the winter months, RSV infects the lungs…
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