Neonatal MSSA clonal transmission may yield more colonization than infection
In neonatology wards, health care-associated methicillin-susceptible clonal staphylococcus aureus transmission appears to lead more frequently to colonization than infection, according to researchers from Switzerland.
Neonatal high-flow nasal cannula therapy safe, effective
A systematic review of the safety and efficacy of high-flow nasal cannula therapy on preterm infants revealed that the treatment is equally safe and effective as other methods of non-invasive ventilation.
Neonatal Hypoglycemia may affect school-age academic outcomes
Newborns with transient low blood sugar may have lower literacy and math achievement test scores in fourth grade, according to researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in a report that will appear online in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
In-utero exposure to psychotropic drugs increases risk for negative neonatal outcomes
Exposure to psychotropic drugs during pregnancy increases risk for negative outcomes among infants, so much so that researchers recommend the population be considered high-risk.
Opioids in Pregnancy: What Raises the Risk for Neonatal Abstinence?
Coincident increases have been observed in prescriptions for oral opioids in pregnancy and in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), characterized by a range of symptoms, from poor feeding, irritability, and hypertonicity, to other neurologic symptoms, such as seizures.
Sequencing Study IDs Neonatal Infections Involving Mutated Group B Strep Strains
At least some cases of neonatal sepsis or meningitis caused by group B streptococcus appear to involve isolates that have mutated to become virulent following transmission from mothers, according to a study appearing online this week in the Journal of Bacteriology.
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Attenuated innate immune defenses in very premature neonates during the neonatal period
Antimicrobial responses have been shown to be profoundly attenuated in very preterm neonates when examined on cord blood. However, we lack data on these responses at the time these neonates are most vulnerable to infections.
GLP-2 therapy may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease
A new study finds that exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD).
National Association of Neonatal Nurses - NANN - 31st Annual Educational Conference
Oct 22 - 25, 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
Oct 24, 2015