News tagged with intensive care unit

Care of late-preterm preemies may be insufficient

In the last 15 years the U.S has seen a sharp increase in the number of babies born as late-preterm infants, between 34 and 37 weeks' gestation. This is approximately 400,000 children each year, comprising over 70 percent ...

dateJan 03, 2011 in Health
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Once upon a time in the Intensive Care Unit ...

The first few days after birth is an important time when babies learn to recognize the sound of their parents' voice and the parents in turn bond with their children. However, the separation between parents and newborns admitted ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Health
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Lactate shuttle may fuel the injured brain

The same fundamental biological mechanism that helps athletes develop endurance on a treadmill may someday be tapped into by doctors in intensive care units to save and improve the lives of patients with traumatic brain injuries, ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in Medical research
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Even the sickest babies benefit from breast-feeding

Pediatric researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe a successful program in which nurses helped mothers attain high rates of breast-feeding in very sick babies--newborns with complex birth defects requiring ...

dateOct 27, 2010 in Health
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