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What Do You Mean We Are Out of That Drug? Review of the Drug Shortage Problem in the NICU
Patricia Johnson, DNP, MPH, APRN, NNP
Date Posted: 10/15/2015
The Challenges of Caring for the Late Preterm Infant
Deb Fraser, MN, RNC-NIC
Date Posted: 10/15/2015
Novel Surfactant Administration Strategies in Neonates
Alan de Klerk, MBChB
Chief, Division of Neonatology, Nemours Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Central Florida
Newborn Transition to Extrauterine Life
Linda J. Juretschke, PhD, RNC-NPT, APN/NNP-BC, CCNS
Date Posted: 07/29/2015
An Evidence-Based Approach to Transfusion of the Preterm Infant
Haresh Kirpalani, BM, MRCP, FRCP, MSc
Date Posted: 05/13/2015
Single Patient Rooms – Awareness of Potential Pitfalls
Terrie E. Inder, MD
Date Posted: 05/13/2015
Lacto-engineering Breast Milk and Fortification of Human Milk
David H. Adamkin, MD
Date Posted: 04/02/2015
Does the Duct Always Need Closing?
Eduardo H. Bancalari, MD
Date Posted: 03/25/2015
Neonatology News

A set of maternal and obstetric risk factors readily available at birth predicts a greater than 100-fold variation in the incidence of nonhemolytic neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, according to a large population-based study published online November 9 in Pediatrics.

Women treated for sub-clinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy with levothyroxine (LT4) were less likely to have infants with low birth weight or low Apgar scores compared with untreated peers, according to a large retrospective study.

This prospective cross-sectional study included pregnant women between 34 and 38+6 weeks gestation. The diagnostic accuracy of MPA Doppler measurements (systolic/diastolic (S/D) ratio, peak systolic velocity (PSV), pulsatility index (PI), resistance index (RI) and acceleration time/ejection time (At/Et)) for diagnosis of neonatal RDS was tested.

Newborns with neonatal urinary tract infections demonstrated a significantly elevated risk for allergic rhinitis during childhood, according to study results.

Early genetic testing of babies with suspected neonatal diabetes identifies the underlying cause in more than 80% of cases, say researchers.

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.

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.

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.

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