Tag Archives: NICU

New App Allows NICU Families to ‘Visit’ Baby During COVID-19 Pandemic

[Source:  Medical X-Press] With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, many hospitals and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are limiting the number of people who can visit newborn babies to reduce the risk of contamination. At Northwestern Medicine’s Prentice Women’s … Continue reading

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NICU News: Survival of Preterm Babies Improves by 25% After Quality-Improvement Program

[Source:  Medical X-Press] The rate of survival of very preterm babies in Canada increased 25% after the national Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) program was introduced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the country, according to new research … Continue reading

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Gut Microbiome of Premature Babies is Associated With Stunted Growth

[Source;  Medical X-Press] The more abnormal the microbiome in NICU infants, the more likely they are to experience stunted growth even at 4 years of age. While the growth stunting of premature infants has been well known, the role of … Continue reading

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The ‘Secret Sauce’ for High Performing NICUs

[Source: Medical X-Press] Leaders of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the nation share the same play books as they strive to provide safe, high-quality medical and surgical care for vulnerable newborns. A growing number of quality collaborations share best … Continue reading

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Preterm Babies May Suffer Setbacks in Auditory Brain Development, Speech

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy are likely to experience delays in the development of the auditory cortex, a brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound, a new study reveals. Such delays … Continue reading

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