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Implications of Nuchal Cord
Morarji Peesay, MD, FAAP

Date Posted: August 15, 2018

Home Sweet Home: How Can We Improve NICU Length of Stay?
Joe Kaempf, MD
Date Posted: 08/06/2018
Chorioamnionitis and Outcomes in Humans
Suhas G. Kallapur, MD
Date Posted: 06/25/2018
PEEP: Time to Reacquaint Ourselves with an Old Friend?
David G. Tingay, MB
Date Posted: 07/16/2018
Neonatal Intubation: The View from an International Registry
Elizabeth Foglia, MD MSCE
Date Posted: 06/04/2018


Improved Phenotypic Classification of Newborns based on INTERGROWTH-21st Standards
Stephen Kennedy, MA (Oxon), MD, MRCOG

Date Posted: 4/23/2018

Clinical Chorioamnionitis at Term
Roberto Romero, MD, DMedSci

Date Posted: 04/02/2018

New Approaches for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Walter K. Kraft, MD

Date Posted: 03/12/2018

Should We Feed Girls and Boys Differently?
Jane Harding, MBChB, DPhil, FRACP

Date Posted: 02/19/2018

Neonatology News

Brain scans of days-old premature babies could help researches determine the best feeding style for brain development, lowering the babies' risk of learning difficulties.

Gastroesophageal reflux, a common and normal condition among preterm neonates, should be diagnosed using signs of the condition such as feeding intolerance and irritability, and treated without the use of pharmacologic agents, according to a clinical report issued by the AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn.

In the fetus, the blood vessel known as the ductus arteriosus or ductus Botalli bypasses blood from the lung artery to the aorta. A MedUni Vienna research group has now shown that this blood vessel remains open during the first few days of life to increase the pumping force of the left ventricle (which is less challenged before birth). This vessel then closes, having achieved its purpose.

"The latest provisional information from the National Center for Health Statistics Rapid Release program shows a continuing increase in total and late preterm birth rates and a stable early preterm birth rate for all births through 2017," the authors write.

Two newly developed blood tests may help moms-to-be accurately answer this ever-popular question: When is your baby due?

Not surprisingly, many studies have been done on ways to reduce a preterm (under 37 weeks) baby's discomfort during these exams. But while searching for a doctoral study topic, Disher realized nobody had ever done a comparative review of those studies to clearly determine which approach was the most effective.

Scientists have yet to get a handle on the precise sequence of events that leads to NEC, but bacteria seem to play a key role.

Because birth weight can give us a peek into the future, physicians use it to help figure out which newborns may benefit from a little extra attention.

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