Tag Archives: Preemies

Preemie-born Parents Linked to Children With Autism

[Source:  Medical X-Press] In a study of medical registry records of nearly 400,000 parent-child pairs from Denmark, a Yale School of Public Health study found that parents who were themselves born very prematurely were nearly twice as likely to have … Continue reading


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Preemie Corner: A Very Personal PediaStaff Story

Editor’s Note:   Lauren Fontana is a Sr. Staffing Consultant with PediaStaff and a vital and longtime member of our PediaStaff family.    We reached out to her this week to see if she might share with our readers the very … Continue reading


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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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