premature infants

HPS develops in premature infants later than in term infantsA study in 217 premature infants with HPS showed that premature infants are likely to present with HPS at an older age than are term infants with this condition.
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Consequence of survivalAdvances in care now make it possible for more premature infants to survive. Ironically, many of the very interventions employed to ensure their viability such as mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen can put many of these infants at high risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Administration clarifies Obamacare birth control coverageFollowing confusion, the White House has clearly defined which contraceptive methods are to be covered at no cost to patients. Additionally, are EHR prompts the answer to timely completion of HPV vaccines? How are very premature infants surviving?
Tackling BPD-associated hospitalizationsBoston Children’s bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) rehospitalization rates for children aged 1 and 2 years are dramatically lower than the national average. Lawrence Rhein, MD, a neonatologist and pulmonologist, and director of the Center for Healthy Infant Lung Development, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts, says it’s not high-priced technology that keeps children with this serious lung disease out of the hospital.
Preemies in danger of flu complications
Preemies in danger of flu complicationsContrary to current guidelines, children born before 37 weeks’ gestation should be considered at high risk for complications of influenza, a new meta-analysis shows.
PODCAST: Progress on premature babies, March of Dimes reportIn an exclusive interview with Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president, University of South Florida (USF) Health, and dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, we asked what steps physicians can take to impact the sobering statistic of 1 in 9 US infants still being born at 37 or fewer weeks.
Patient handout: What is PROM?A patient handout prepared by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine to aid in understanding of periviable rupture of membranes.
Curious yellow bumps on a baby’s heelsThe parents of a healthy 12-month-old girl are worried about yellow bumps that have been present on the baby’s heels for 7 months.
DHA supplements lower hay fever risk in premature boys (VIDEO)Michael Banks, MD, discusses a study published in Pediatrics, which concludes that DHA in high doses reduced the risk for hey fever in male toddlers who were born prematurely. Video provided by The Doctor's Channel.
Late-onset sepsis in preemies starts in the gutPreterm babies’ guts harbor bacteria that can cause late-onset sepsis, according to a new study.