Medicine RSS Search Engine

Perinatology & Neonatology

This page shows you the most recent publications within this specialty of the MedWorm directory.

Maternal diet-induced microRNAs and mTOR underlie β cell dysfunction in offspring
A maternal diet that is low in protein increases the susceptibility of offspring to type 2 diabetes by inducing long-term alterations in β cell mass and function. Nutrients and growth factor signaling converge through mTOR, suggesting that this pathway participates in β cell programming during fetal development. Here, we revealed that newborns of dams exposed to low-protein diet (LP0.5) throughout pregnancy exhibited decreased insulin levels, a lower β cell fraction, and reduced mTOR signaling. Adult offspring of LP0.5-exposed mothers exhibited glucose intolerance as a result of an insulin secretory defect and not β ce...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - September 2, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Emilyn U. Alejandro, Brigid Gregg, Taylor Wallen, Doga Kumusoglu, Daniel Meister, Angela Chen, Matthew J. Merrins, Leslie S. Satin, Ming Liu, Peter Arvan, Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi Source Type: research

Prenatal prediction of neonatal survival in cases diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia using abdomen‐to‐thorax ratio determined by ultrasonography
ConclusionsBecause ATR is effective to predict neonatal survival in CDH fetuses and is easy to measure, it can be used as another powerful parameter for managing CDH fetuses. (Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research)
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research - September 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ji Yeon Lee, Jong Kwan Jun, JoonHo Lee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

International Perspectives: Helping Babies Breathe: Evolution of a Global Neonatal Resuscitation Program for Resource-Limited Areas
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a global neonatal resuscitation program for resource-limited areas. This review of HBB provides readers with insight into the strategic assessment of global neonatal mortality that led to development of the program, how that assessment shaped the educational program as a catalyst for change, and how a global public–private alliance has promoted HBB implementation and continues to strive for sustainable improvement in newborn health. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Little, G. A., Keenan, W. J., Singhal, N., Niermeyer, S. Tags: Articles Source Type: news

Educational Perspectives: Bundling NRP: A Comprehensive Maternal Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Obstetric and neonatal care providers will rarely be required to carry out simultaneous maternal and neonatal resuscitation. However, if this event occurs, a perfect performance of basic life support, advanced cardiac life support with considerations for pregnancy, and neonatal resuscitation guidelines will afford the woman and her child the best chance for survival. Training for rare events with such high stakes is challenging. It is time to consider moving from a traditional life-support training format to one that is bundled with all of the life-support programs required for a specific unit. Organizing resuscitation tra...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Arafeh, J. Tags: Articles Source Type: news

Chest Compressions and Ventilation in Delivery Room Resuscitation
The purpose of chest compressions (CCs) is to generate blood flow to vital organs in a state in which the myocardium is unable to produce forward blood flow by internal pump mechanisms. In newborn infants requiring CCs in the delivery room, the most frequent cause of myocardial compromise is energy depletion due to hypoxia. Hypoxemia and the accompanying hypercarbia and metabolic acidosis (ie, asphyxia) causes systemic vasodilation, further compromising perfusion pressure. Hence, in neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the focus is on both reversing hypoxia and enhancing coronary and systemic perfusion pressure. T...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Solevag, A. L., Cheung, P.-Y., Schmolzer, G. M. Tags: Articles Source Type: news

Neonatal Vitamin K Refusal and Nonimmunization
Vitamin K prophylaxis at birth is an effective intervention for preventing vitamin K deficiency bleeding. Refusal of vitamin K is not common, but those who refuse are more likely to have a birth attended by a midwife, and deliver at home or in a birth center. They are also less likely to immunize their child. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Digest Summary Source Type: research

Extreme Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia and a Specific Genotype: A Population-Based Case-Control Study
For newborn infants, extreme hyperbilirubinemia (≥24.5 mg/dL) is associated with risk for severe bilirubin encephalopathy. The causal factor of extreme hyperbilirubinemia is often not established. The genotype of Gilbert syndrome, the UGT1A1*28 allele, is considered a potential risk factor. The UGT1A1*28 allele was not associated with risk for developing extreme hyperbilirubinemia. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Digest Summary Source Type: research

Herpes PCR Testing and Empiric Acyclovir Use Beyond the Neonatal Period
Herpes encephalitis outside the neonatal period is typically severe and recognizable to clinicians. Excessive testing for herpes encephalitis is associated with increased medical costs and hospital length of stay, and risks patient harm. Herpes testing and empirical acyclovir treatment in older and less unwell patients has been increasing in US pediatric hospitals over the past decade, which may reflect a more fundamental problem in current approaches to clinical decision-making. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Digest Summary Source Type: research

Subdural Hemorrhage and Hypoxia in Infants With Congenital Heart Disease
Asymptomatic neonatal subdural hemorrhage (SDH) is common, resolves within 4 weeks, and is typically infratentorial or posterior when supratentorial. Subdural hemorrhages may occur after cardiac surgery in infancy. Some hypothesize a causal relationship between hypoxia and SDH in infancy. Asymptomatic neonatal SDH is often supratentorial and over the convexities. Small infratentorial SDHs may persist for ≤90 days. In young infants with congenital heart disease, an association between hypoxia and SDH could not be demonstrated. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Digest Summary Source Type: research

In Situ Simulation Training for Neonatal Resuscitation: An RCT
High-fidelity simulation improves individual skills in neonatal resuscitation. Usually, training is performed in a simulation center. Little is known about the impact of in situ training on overall team performance. In situ high-fidelity simulation training of 80% of a maternity’s staff significantly improved overall team performance in neonatal resuscitation (technical skills and teamwork). Fewer hazardous events occurred, and delay in improving the heart rate was shorter. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Digest Summary Source Type: research

An Innovative Nonanimal Simulation Trainer for Chest Tube Insertion in Neonates
Practitioners caring for critically ill infants need to acquire competence in insertion of chest tubes for pneumothorax. Ethical and logistic concerns inhibit the use of animals, and there are no realistic simulation models available for neonatal chest tube insertion training. An inexpensive, nonanimal chest tube insertion model can be easily constructed and used effectively to train interns and residents to improve their knowledge, clinical skills, and comfort levels to perform the chest tube insertion procedure in infants. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Digest Summary Source Type: research

Mild Prematurity, Proximal Social Processes, and Development
Previous studies examining developmental outcomes associated with late preterm and early term birth have shown mixed results. Many of these studies did not fully take into account the role of the social environment in child development. Social factors, not late preterm or early term birth, were the strongest predictors of poor developmental outcomes at 2 to 3 and 4 to 5 years. The influence of mild prematurity may lose strength beyond the neonatal period. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Digest Summary Source Type: research

Neonatal Vitamin K Refusal and Nonimmunization
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first population-based study to characterize parents who are likely to decline vitamin K for their infants and whose children are likely to be unimmunized. These findings enable earlier identification of high-risk parents and provide an opportunity to enact strategies to increase uptake of vitamin K and childhood immunizations. (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sahni, V., Lai, F. Y., MacDonald, S. E. Tags: Article Source Type: research

Extreme Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia and a Specific Genotype: A Population-Based Case-Control Study
CONCLUSIONS: The UGT1A1*28 allele was not associated with risk for extreme hyperbilirubinemia in this study. (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Petersen, J. P., Henriksen, T. B., Hollegaard, M. V., Vandborg, P. K., Hougaard, D. M., Thorlacius-Ussing, O., Ebbesen, F. Tags: Article Source Type: research

Herpes PCR Testing and Empiric Acyclovir Use Beyond the Neonatal Period
CONCLUSIONS: Strategies for diagnosis and empirical treatment of suspected HSV encephalitis beyond the neonatal period have trended toward the approach common for neonates without evidence of an increase in disease incidence. This may result in increased medical costs and risk to patients. (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Gaensbauer, J. T., Birkholz, M., Pfannenstein, K., Todd, J. K. Tags: Article Source Type: research

In Situ Simulation Training for Neonatal Resuscitation: An RCT
CONCLUSIONS: In situ simulation training with multidisciplinary teams can effectively improve technical skills and teamwork in neonatal resuscitation. (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Rubio-Gurung, S., Putet, G., Touzet, S., Gauthier-Moulinier, H., Jordan, I., Beissel, A., Labaune, J.-M., Blanc, S., Amamra, N., Balandras, C., Rudigoz, R.-C., Colin, C., Picaud, J.-C. Tags: Article Source Type: research

An Innovative Nonanimal Simulation Trainer for Chest Tube Insertion in Neonates
CONCLUSIONS: An educational intervention using an easily constructed and inexpensive chest tube insertion model is effective in improving knowledge, comfort, and skills in trainees. The model can be used repeatedly to maintain proficiency. (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Gupta, A. O., Ramasethu, J. Tags: Article Source Type: research

Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Hepatorenal Fibrocystic Disorder With Pleiotropic Effects
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is an important cause of chronic kidney disease in children. The care of ARPKD patients has traditionally been the realm of pediatric nephrologists; however, the disease has multisystem effects, and a comprehensive care strategy often requires a multidisciplinary team. Most notably, ARPKD patients have congenital hepatic fibrosis, which can lead to portal hypertension, requiring close follow-up by pediatric gastroenterologists. In severely affected infants, the diagnosis is often first suspected by obstetricians detecting enlarged, echogenic kidneys and oligohydramnios ...
Source: PEDIATRICS - September 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Hartung, E. A., Guay-Woodford, L. M. Tags: State-of-the-Art Review Article Source Type: research

Vascular limb defects and maternal age
ConclusionWomen 35 years old or older did not have increased risk for having a child with vascular disruption defects, but these defects were more common among infants of young (≤19) mothers, compared with the preaxial polydactyly group. Birth Defects Research (Part A), 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology)
Source: Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology - September 2, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Hanah Z. Nasri, Marie‐Noel Westgate, Eric A. Macklin, Lewis B. Holmes Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Expression of toll-like receptors and proinflammatory cytokines in human placenta
In this study, we focused on other TLR members and undertook investigation of the expression of these in the human preterm placenta to reveal the connection between TLRs and CAM. (Source: Placenta)
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Hiroaki Moroi, Tomomi Kotani, Yukio Mano, Hiroyuki Tsuda, Seiji Sumigama, Fumitaka Kikkawa Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Targeting IKKβ signaling prevents preterm delivery through inhibition of interleukin-6 production from amniotic mesenchymal cells
In this study, we determined to identify what kind of cells produce IL-6 in placentae complicated with CAM and analyze the potential of targeting IKKb signaling to suppress IL-6 production, using a novel IKKβ inhibitor, IMD-0560 (IMMD Inc. Tokyo, Japan). (Source: Placenta)
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Aska Toda, Kenjiro Sawada, Tomoyuki Fujikawa, Kae Hashimoto, Ikuko Sawada, Yasuto Kinose, Akiko Itai, Tadashi Kimura Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

A novel rat model of intra-uterine infection using lipopolysaccharide: evaluation of placental and neonatal complications
Objective: To establish a rat model of intrauterine infection (IUI) using lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and to investigate the placental changes and neonatal lung and brain complications of this model. (Source: Placenta)
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Izumi Honda, Atsuko Taki, Chikako Morioka, Noriko Oshima, Mikayo Toba, Motohiro Komaki, Tomohiro Morio, Naoyuki Miyasaka, Toshiro Kubota, Ikuo Morita Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Prenatal evaluation of vasa previa using MRI and MRA
We report a case of vasa previa in which vascular distribution was evaluated using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and compared with postnatal macroscopic finding. Case: A 22-year-old primiparous woman was referred to our hospital at 29 weeks of gestation due to suspicion of vasa previa. Transvaginal ultrasonography showed two vessels running over the internal os. On abdominal ultrasonography, placenta was located on the posterior wall of the uterus and we did not find accessory placenta. To evaluate the vascular distribution, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRA were performed at 33 weeks of gestation. We found u...
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Naoyuki Iwahashi, Nami Ota, Madoka Yamamoto, Michihisa shiro, Yasushi Mabuchi, Shigetaka Yagi, Sawako Minami, Kazuhiko Ino Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Systematic pathological survey of all placentas delivered in a perinatal center
Objects: Placental pathological examination gives us a clue not only for neonatal clinical care, but also for understanding pathogenesis of perinatal complications. We established a systematic pathological survey of all placentas delivered in the perinatal center of Hamamatsu University Hospital. (Source: Placenta)
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Chizuko Yaguchi, Naomi Furuta, Hiroaki Itoh, Kazuhiro Sugihara, Naohiro Kanayama Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Immune activation causes preeclampsia-like symptoms through the CD40-CD40 ligand pathway in pregnant mice
We created a PE mouse (ICR) model to illustrate impaired implantation by immune system activation just after implantation, a critical step in the pathogenesis of PE. This new model enabled the study of placentation. Using this mouse model, we were able to demonstrate the occurrence of some phenotypes of PE, including elevated systolic blood pressure, proteinuria, and decreased neonatal birth weight. Histopathological analyses revealed placental and renal changes in mice that are consistent with PE in humans. With this new model, we also documented increased production of interferon-γ by helper T cells. On the other hand, ...
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Yuka Uchikura, Keiichi Matsubara, Yuko Matsubara, Miki Mori, Akihiro Nawa Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Significance of abnormal cord insertion for perinatal outcome in monochorionic twin pregnancies
Objective: To evaluate the association between abnormal cord insertion (ACI) and perinatal adverse outcomes, including twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), in monochorionic twin pregnancies in cases managed from the first trimester onward at a single center. (Source: Placenta)
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Naoto Yonetani, Keisuke Ishii, Hiroshi Kawamura, Aki Mabuchi, Shusaku Hayashi, Makoto Takeuchi, Nobuaki Mitsuda Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Three cases of chronic abruption-oligohydramnios sequence (CAOS)
Chronic abruption-oligohydramnios sequence (CAOS) reported by Elliott et al,is defined by clinically significant recurrent vaginal bleeding in the absence of placenta previa or other identifiable source of bleeding and oligohydramnios without concurrent evidence of ruptured membranes. It is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm delivery and pulmonary hypoplasia in the infant who should have a worse perinatal prognosis in comparison with other preterm infants born at similar gestational ages. We experienced three cases of CAOS. All cases had episodes of recurrent bleeding occurring in the first tri...
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Rie Yoshida, Kazunori Mukaida, Hirotaka Nishi, Tomoyoshi Nohira, Keiichi Isaka Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Clinicopathogical features of chronic histiocytic intervillositis
Context: Chronic histiocytic intervillositis (CHI) is a rare entity, defined by inflammatory placental lesions prevailing in the intervillous space. CHI is associated with poor perinatal prognosis by placental insufficiency. (Source: Placenta)
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Yuichiro Sato, Sayaka Moriguchi, Atsushi Yamashita, Yujiro Asada, Hiroshi Sameshima Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Foresight for research of extravillous trophoblast
Trophoblast invasion is an essential process for human embryo implantation and placentation, especially in extravillous trophoblast (EVT) that invades maternal endometrium along with spiral arteries toward mid-myometrial layer. Since reconstructive replacement of spiral arteries by EVT provides an adequate blood supply to intervillous space, EVT invasion into maternal arteries is considered to be an inevitable phenomenon to maintain normal pregnancy. It is widely accepted that disorder of this remodeling process will induce onset of PIH in the late stage of gestation. Therefore, the analysis of the remodeling mechanism of ...
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Hiroshi Fujiwara Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

“What can we look at through placenta pathology for perinatal clinical practice?”
The placenta serves as the diary of fetal life in utero. A variety of abnormalities affect various structures in the placenta. The talk will be structured from the umbilical cord, through the placenta, to the decidua. We will focus on specific abnormalities of the umbilical cord: cord obstruction (prolapse, occlusive true knot) and associated placental stem villous vessel changes. Next, we will focus on the chorionic plate: amnion nodosum, chorionic hemosiderosis, T-cell and eosinophil chorionic vasculitis, chorionic plate and stem vessel thrombi. We will briefly discuss congenital infections, both bacterial (group B beta ...
Source: Placenta - September 1, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Janice M. Lage Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain
But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficienciesSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fetal Health and Development, Heart Diseases, Premature Babies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academy news.
Abstract Throughout the course of our careers, we have the ability to work within the various facets of health care delivery, whether it is in a clinical role, administrative position, or as an educator. We may find ourselves functioning in more than one of these roles at any given time. During my 27-year career in nursing, I have been fortunate to have participated in many of the opportunities the profession has to offer. Through my experience as a staff nurse, nurse manager, and NNP, I know firsthand the value of having these choices. I have come to the realization that, regardless of the area in which a nurse ma...
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Fraser D, Goodall H, Lovejoy-Bluem A, Ridky J, Rudd K, Williams L Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Continuing education home study course.
Authors: PMID: 25161139 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Neonatal Network)
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Stress in the NICU: Parental Worries about Outcomes.
Abstract NICU teams feel duty bound to provide statistics of a premature's outcome to parents, leaving them feeling bereft. The reality is that, although statistics are necessary to impart to parents in a legal sense, outcomes can vary wildly because each child is different. Helping parents gain a sense of understanding but also supporting them as they become advocates for their child's potential is important, and, with some tips, professionals can do wonders for the future of the baby and the family. PMID: 25161138 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Neonatal Network)
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Discenza D Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Telemedicine for neonatal resuscitation.
Abstract Maintaining high levels of readiness for neonatal resuscitation in low-risk maternity settings is challenging. The neonatal resuscitation program (NRP) algorithm is a community standard in the United States; yet training is biannual, and exposure to enough critical events to be proficient at timely implementation of the algorithm and the advanced procedures is rare. Evidence supports hands-free leadership to help prevent task saturation and communication to promote patient safety. Telemedicine for neonatal resuscitation involves the addition of remote, expert NRP leadership (a NICU-based neonatal nurse pra...
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Scheans P Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Pneumomediastinum in the neonate.
This article will review the interpretation of radiologic findings in a neonate with a pneumomediastinum. PMID: 25161136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Neonatal Network)
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Cagle KJ Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Ebstein anomaly: a review.
Abstract Cardiac congenital abnormalities are a leading cause in neonatal mortality occurring in up to 1 in 200 of live births. Ebstein anomaly, also known as Kassamali anomaly, accounts for 1 percent of all congenital cardiac anomalies. This congenital abnormality involves malformation of the tricuspid valve and of the right ventricle. In this review, the causes of the anomaly are outlined and the pathophysiology is discussed, with a focus on the symptoms, management, and treatments available to date. PMID: 25161135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Neonatal Network)
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Galea J, Ellul S, Schembri A, Schembri-Wismayer P, Calleja-Agius J Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Brain-Oriented Care in the NICU: A Case Study.
Abstract With the advances of technology and treatment in the field of neonatal care, researchers can now study how the brains of preterm infants are different from full-term infants. The differences are significant, and the outcomes are poor overall for premature infants as a whole. Caregivers at the bedside must know that every interaction with the preterm infant affects brain development-it is critical to the developmental outcome of the infant. The idea of neuroprotection is not new to the medical field but is a fairly new idea to the NICU. Neuroprotection encompasses all interventions that promote normal devel...
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Bader L Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Extended family support for parents faced with life-support decisions for extremely premature infants.
Abstract PURPOSE: To outline parents' descriptions of extended family involvement and support surrounding decision making for their extremely preterm infant. DESIGN: Collective case study design in a prospective, descriptive, longitudinal research. Seventy-five digitally recorded interviews were done with parents before and after the birth. SAMPLE: Fifty-four parents (40 mothers, 14 fathers). MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLE: Categories of family involvement and support in the parents' decision making. RESULTS: Most parents did not seek advice from family members for life-support decisions made prenatally. Ins...
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Kavanaugh K, Nantais-Smith LM, Savage T, Schim SM, Natarajan G Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Quality improvement project: implementing guidelines supporting noninvasive respiratory management for premature infants.
Abstract PURPOSE: Based on research evidence, the purpose was to implement noninvasive approaches in the initial respiratory stabilization of preterm infants. DESIGN: Quality improvement project. SAMPLE: One hundred fourteen infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care nursery (NICN) from January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012 served as a historical control group. Ninety-four infants admitted from January 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013 served as the intervention group. RESULTS: After implementation of the quality improvement initiative, there was a statistically significant increase in the rate of using continuous...
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Waskosky A, Huey TK Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research

Are you "just a nurse?".
Abstract Recently, I had the privilege of hearing Suzanne Gordon, an award-winning journalist and coauthor of From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, address a group of 3,000 nurses, most of them women. Her key message was the importance of nurses finding their voices, voices that can tell the public, our colleagues, and legislators about what we do and how important our role is in the health care system.1. PMID: 25161131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Neonatal Network)
Source: Neonatal Network - September 1, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Fraser D Tags: Neonatal Netw Source Type: research