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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 ...

Jan 03, 2011
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Neonatal intensive care in Mexico is cost effective

Neonatal intensive care provides substantial population health benefits in Mexico relative to its costs, even for very premature babies, and as such offers exceptional value for money within the country's Popular Health Insurance ...

Dec 14, 2010
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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 ...

Dec 14, 2010
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Preterm infants may need a boost

A new study suggests that preterm infants may not be fully protected against invasitve pneumococcal disease under the current United Kingdom immunization schedule. The findings are reported in the November issue of the journal ...

Dec 01, 2010
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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 ...

Oct 27, 2010
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Neonatal intensive care units critical to infant survival

Very low birthweight and very preterm infants are more likely to die if they are not born at hospitals with neonatal intensive care units specially equipped to care for seriously ill newborns, in contrast to similar babies ...

Sep 01, 2010
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Pain Management for Preemies

(PhysOrg.com) -- A UConn nursing professor is studying a way of holding babies that can reduce pain for preemies.

Jul 29, 2010
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