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The American Academy of Pediatrics Names Lu-Ann Papile, M.D., FAAP, as Chair of the Fetus and Newborn Committee

... to match high-risk newborns with appropriate neonatal intensive care units; published a statement on ... is nationally recognized for her expertise in neonatal brain injuries and the neurodevelopmental ... chair comes just two years after she received the neonatal Landmark Award from the organization. She has ...

Somanetics Reports Second Quarter Results and Extension of Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Covidien

... focused on applications of the technology in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Pediatric Academic ... revenue in the U.S. market are in pediatric and neonatal ICUs, capital budget constraints also are impacting the start up of new neonatal and pediatric accounts and associated sensor ...

More 'Extreme' Preemies Surviving

... have increased survival. That means that neonatal intensive care can now be lifesaving even for the ... the surviving infants, 45 percent had no severe neonatal illness at 1 year old. The overall perinatal ... The number of stillbirths, delivery room deaths, neonatal deaths and infant deaths decreased with ...

Music may improve feeding, reduce pain in premature babies: U of A study

... feed on their own faster and move them out of neonatal units sooner, says Dr. Manoj Kumar, an assistant ... he says. Music is increasingly being played in neonatal units on an informal basis because parents and ... Archives of Disease in Childhood , Fetal and neonatal Edition. Of 180 studies the U of A team ...

Music May Temper Pain in Preemies

... report. Music is being widely used in neonatal units across North America, but how beneficial it ... Kumar, an assistant clinical professor in the neonatal division of the pediatrics department at the ... director of newborn medicine and head of the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Louis Children's ...

March of Dimes Announces Nursing Scholarship Recipients

... the University of Washington. Ms. Thorngate is a neonatal clinical nurse specialist at the University of ... member of the Pacific Northwest Association of neonatal Nurses and has served in several leadership ... is researching pain management practices in the neonatal intensive care setting, specifically how the use ...

Fertility Treatment Twins More at Risk for Hospitalizations

... more likely to be hospitalized and admitted to neonatal intensive care, finds a new study. Researchers ... were four times more likely to be admitted to neonatal intensive care than ULS SC twins, and were more ... two-thirds higher risk of being admitted to neonatal intensive care, and a higher risk of being ...

The Most Fragile Babies in the Nation's Capital Have a New Home

... National Moves Newborn into State-of-the-Art neonatal Intensive Care Unit WASHINGTON, May 18 ... Medical Center. The new, state-of-the-art neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opened Sunday, when ... Eight beds designated specifically by the neonatal neurology team for more intensive care and focus ...

The Area's Most Fragile Babies Have a New Home

... National Moves 28 Newborns into State-of-the-Art neonatal Intensive Care Unit ... Medical Center. The 54-bed, state-of-the-art neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opened Sunday, May ... beds designated specifically by the neonatal neurology team for more intensive care and focus ...

BUSM researchers find gram-negative rods in two Philippine neonatal intensive care units

... Gram-negative rods (GNRs) in two of the largest neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the city of ... could reduce the vast number of hospital acquired neonatal infections. The BUSM study appears online in the ... a significant health problem in developing areas. neonatal mortality accounts for more than one third of all ...

25 Clinical Abstracts at National Conference Spotlight Clinical Utility of Somanetics INVOS System in Neonates

... Early neonatal studies indicate cerebral/somatic oximetry data ... on early applications of the technology in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), including ... studies within our first year of entering the neonatal intensive care market reflects the high level of ...

Children's Hospital NICU Nurses Recognized

... named the Children's Hospital Central California neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurses as "Best ... Children's Hospital Central California more neonatal capacity than any other general or children's ... two Children's NICU nurses who are developing neonatal curriculum to support the initiation of an NICU ...

Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

... a research team led by Dr. David Odd, from the neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Southmead Hospital in ... Among these children, 815 had no further neonatal care, and 58 had care for encephalopathy. They ... no symptoms of encephalopathy, and received no neonatal care. To assess brain function, Odd's group ...

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Opens Most Technologically Advanced NICU in World

... are touting as the most technically advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the world. That's ... new $25 million Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander neonatal Intensive Care Unit will have single rooms for ... says Dr. Michele Walsh, Medical Director of the neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Rainbow. "We bring the ...

Don't rely on jaundiced eye for assessing newborns

... of Archives of Disease in Childhood --Fetal and neonatal Edition. neonatal jaundice is very common, occurring in as many as ... newborns. Clinicians have long known that neonatal jaundice progresses from head to foot, as shown ...

Don't Rely on Jaundiced Eye for Assessing Newborns

... of Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and neonatal Edition. neonatal jaundice is very common, occurring in as many as ... newborns. Clinicians have long known that neonatal jaundice progresses from head to foot, as shown ...

Procter & Gamble Gives Back With 'GIVE Health'

... programs, including Pampers Maternal and neonatal Tetanus Global Campaign, PUR Children's Safe ... . About Pampers Maternal and neonatal Tetanus Global Campaign: Pampers has partnered with UNICEF to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a preventable disease that claims the ...

Video: Pampers Together with Actress Salma Hayek Helps UNICEF Move Closer Toward Goal of Eliminating Deadly Tetanus Through Global 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Campaign

... Firsthand the Devastating Effects of Maternal and neonatal Tetanus CINCINNATI, Feb. 5 ... campaign assists UNICEF in fighting Maternal and neonatal Tetanus (MNT) by generating funding to aid UNICEF ... remaining countries yet to eliminate Maternal and neonatal Tetanus -- wherever the need is the greatest and ...

LLUCH is First Children's Hospital in Nation to Receive 'Baby-Friendly' Designation

... "Because children's hospitals have neonatal intensive care units and other departments that ... beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the country, and ... care system. Known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation, LLUCH has performed more ...

Umbilical cord protein analysis detects early onset infection

... identified proteins associated with early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), a stealthy bacterial infection ... but rather on other processes such as early onset neonatal sepsis. EONS is extremely difficult to diagnose. ... pathways. "We found that early onset neonatal sepsis is characterized by a variety of ...

Somanetics Reports Record Net Revenues and Income Before Income Taxes for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008

... its INVOS Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter in the neonatal intensive care unit. Combined pediatric and neonatal sensor revenue was $10.9 million in 2008, ... "any tissue" beneath the sensor. In the neonatal patient, customers are placing sensors over ...

More can be done to prevent lung disease in Southeast-Asian babies

... infants born premature, there is a high risk of neonatal lung disease and associated complications," says ... lung development, is the primary cause of early neonatal death and contributes to significant immediate ... difficult to provide expensive treatments such as neonatal care," she says. The findings have arisen from ...

Masimo Launches First Non-adhesive Pulse Oximetry Sensor Designed For Extremely Low Birth Weight Babies

... in care it facilitates. It is smaller than other neonatal sensors -- making it a near-perfect fit even for ... has dimensions that are smaller than typical neonatal sensors. This means that the distance between ... needs and specific requirements of neonatal patients." About Masimo Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI ...

Morther's obesity a factor in newborn deaths for blacks, not whites, new study reports

... found. Furthermore, this black disadvantage in neonatal infant mortality widened with an increase in the ... pairs. Among all women, the likelihood of neonatal death (up to 27 days following death) and early neonatal death (up to six days following death) was 20 ...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Ranks Number One in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 Edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals

... digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, respiratory ... pediatrics. CHOP ranked number one in cancer, neonatal care, and respiratory disorders, second in heart ... Houston 5. Children's Hospital, Denver neonatal Care 1. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ....

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital NICU Ranks #2 in Country

... pediatric subspecialties, Rainbow ranked #2 in neonatal care/NICU and among the top 10 in the country ... plan, Rainbow's new Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander neonatal Intensive Care Unit will open in early 2009. The new 40-bed unit will be connected to the current neonatal transitional care unit, and will unite advanced ...

Possible biological explanation for C-Section-linked allergies and asthma found

... between cesarean section and increased neonatal secretion of IL-13. In this latest study, the ... as compared to c-section delivery may influence neonatal immune responses. "These findings are ... for the association between mode of delivery and neonatal immune responses," she/he" explained. "However, ...

New Research From Packard Children's Hospital Experts Presented at 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting

... /PRNewswire/ -- Preterm birth, healthy eating and neonatal jaundice are among the many topics to be ... *** When Sunshine is (Not) the Best Medicine neonatal jaundice is a potentially dangerous yet common ... safest and most effective ways to treat neonatal jaundice. Monday, May 5, 3:00 pm HST *** ...

Gestational Age Not Sole Predictor of Preemie Survival

... Dr. Rosemary Higgins, a program scientist for the neonatal Research Network, part of the Eunice Kennedy ... unaffected by their early birth. Some neonatal centers provide intensive care to every premature ... Rosemary Higgins, M.D., program scientist, neonatal Research Network, Center for Developmental ...

Black VLBW babies in NYC more likely to be born in hospitals with high neonatal death rates

... to be born in hospitals with high risk-adjusted neonatal death rates, according to a Commonwealth ... to be born in hospitals with high risk-adjusted neonatal death rates. In fact, only 11 percent of white ... authors also found a striking variation in the neonatal death rates for VLBW babies in New York City ...

Birth Problems Linked to Teenage Fathers

... including preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal deaths," said Dr. Shi Wu Wen, an associate ... understudied and underestimated contributor to neonatal outcomes," said Dr. F. Sessions Cole, director of newborn medicine and head of the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Louis Children's ...

Caesarean births pose higher risks for mother and baby

... vaginal delivery. Risk of having to stay in a neonatal intensive care unit for newborn babies who were ... birth. The authors also found that the risk of neonatal death was also significantly increased (more than ... liberal use of caesarean delivery on maternal and neonatal outcomes, both at the institutional or individual ...

Vaginal progesterone gel may improve infant outcomes and...

... vaginal progesterone gel needed to be admitted to neonatal intensive care units compared to one out of two ... the number of admissions and days spent in the neonatal intensive care unit, important measures of neonatal outcome, for babies whose moms were given vaginal ...

Gene Mutations May Cause Rare Neonatal Diabetes

... in an insulin-linked gene can cause permanent neonatal diabetes, say American and U.K. researchers. ... in 21 people from 16 families. Permanent neonatal diabetes is a rare form of diabetes that affects ... Information Clearinghouse has more about neonatal diabetes . -- Robert ...

Therapy should extend beyond childhood

... the necessity of newborn screening for rare metabolic diseases and neonatal therapy. The study was published in the prestigious journal Brain . ... variable, some were reversible, and some were apparent as early as the neonatal stage and had no clinical significance. In contrast, the changes in the ...

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Receive Level III Trauma Designation

... emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. In 2009, Children's neonatal program was ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and was the only neonatal program in Minnesota to receive that recognition. For more information ...

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children & Denver Zoo Announce Mascot Contest Winner

... ) Dr. Chang is a pediatric and neonatal surgeon, retired from active medical practice, was among a group of ... tally was so close that the votes from the children who attended RMHC's neonatal intensive care reunion at the Denver Zoo on May 16 tipped the scales in ...

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Earns Highest Combined US News Score in 10 Specialties Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

... (CHOP) has been ranked first in Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders, neonatal Care, Respiratory Disorders and Urology in U.S. News Media Group's edition ... CHOP ranked #1: Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders, neonatal Care, Respiratory Disorders, Urology CHOP ranked #2: Digestive ...

U.S. News Media Group Releases Rankings of America's Best Children's Hospitals

... disorders, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, kidney disorders, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, respiratory disorders, and ... disorders, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, kidney disorders, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, respiratory disorders, and ...

March of Dimes Honors 100th Anniversary of Virginia Apgar

... scoring system helped reduce infant mortality and spurred the creation of neonatal health as a medical focus, establishing the need for facilities, protocols ... perinatal care and ensure the best use of hospital resources as neonatal care and newborn intensive care units were being developed. In the ensuing ...
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