Tag Archives: Preemies

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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Preterm Babies Less Likely to Have Romantic Relationships in Adulthood

[Source:  Psych Central] A new study has found that adults who were born pre-term — under 37 weeks gestation — are less likely to form romantic relationships, have sexual relations, or experience parenthood than those who were born full term. … Continue reading


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Early Lipids Boost Brain Growth for Vulnerable Micro-Preemies

[Source:  Science Daily] Compared with macronutrients like carbohydrates and proteins, lipid intake during the first month of life is associated with increased overall and regional brain volume for micro-preemies,” says Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., director of MRI Research of the Developing … Continue reading


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