Tag Archives: NICU

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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Adults Who Were Preterm Babies Have ‘Older’ Brains, Finds Study

[Source: Medical News Today] Researchers identified changes in the brain structure of adults born between 28 and 32 weeks gestation that corresponded with accelerated brain aging, meaning that their brains appeared older than those of their non-preterm counterparts. Lead study … Continue reading

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Smallest Preemies Not at More Risk of Adult Mental Health Issues

[Source:  Psych Central] A population health study of very preterm and very-low-birth-weight individuals finds that these early births are not associated with anxiety and mood disorders later in life. The finding challenges earlier research that suggested increased risks. The study will appear … Continue reading

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Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

[Source:  NPR.org] Scientists have created an “artificial womb” in the hopes of someday using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely. So far the device has only been tested on fetal lambs. A study published Tuesday involving eight animals … Continue reading

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