Unit focuses on neurology care for babies at risk of brain injury
Protecting the brain health of premature and dangerously ill newborns is the focus of an ambitious new effort at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. On April 23, the hospital launched the Neuro NICU, which provides specialized neurology care for babies at risk of brain injury.
Elsevier Australia Launches Pocket Neonatology a Textbook in an iPhone App
Imagine having life-saving answers in the palm of your hand. Featuring essential videos and information to assist in the examination, management and care of newborns thats just what Elsevier Australias new easy-to-navigate neonatology app provides.
Safe Oxygen Targets for Preemies Unclear, Doctors to Choose
Are lower oxygen saturation targets safe for extremely preterm infants? Two major new studies come to different conclusions. "For years, we clinicians have searched for the right balance between the competing risks caused by oxygen excess and oxygen deprivation," said Barbara Schmidt, MD, chair in neonatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Noninvasive neonatal heart monitoring method shows promise
The diameter of the inferior vena cava (IVC) on ultrasound correlates strongly with central venous pressure (CVP) in neonates, research shows. The study authors say the measurement could be used as a noninvasive method to measure right heart preload in mechanically ventilated neonates with different gestational ages and body weights.
Neonatal lung disease among toughest challenges: Therapies to help premature babies breathe can cause permanent damage
Nothing announces the arrival of a new child more loudly than his or her first squeal of outrage, the product of an unexpected slap on the bottom and a healthy pair of brand new lungs. Its a sound rarely heard from babies born prematurely, who often enter the world with lungs neither fully formed nor functional.
Ask a Best Doctor: Is Music in the Womb Good?
Question: I've heard it's good to talk with and sing to or play music for your baby in the womb. Is there really any scientific evidence that it does anything for development? Dr. Deborah Campbell, director of neonatology at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore answers...
Why a newborn babys cord should not be cut too soon
In the first minutes after birth, as it starts to breathe on its own, a newborn can receive a substantial blood transfusion from the placenta. Most expectant mothers are too concerned about a safe delivery to worry about precisely when the umbilical cord should be cut afterwards. But at a conference this week at Birmingham University, doctors and midwives will argue that timing of the procedure is vital and that a delay in cutting the cord is safer for the baby.