Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: Study Identifies Risk Profile
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.
Treating Hypothyroidism May Improve Some Neonatal Outcomes
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.
Can Fetal Pulmonary artery Doppler Indices Predict Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome?
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.
Neonatal Urinary Tract Infection Increases Risk for Allergic Rhinitis During Childhood
Newborns with neonatal urinary tract infections demonstrated a significantly elevated risk for allergic rhinitis during childhood, according to study results.
Early Genetic Diagnosis in Neonatal Diabetes a "New Framework for Clinical Care"
Early genetic testing of babies with suspected neonatal diabetes identifies the underlying cause in more than 80% of cases, say researchers.
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.
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.
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