Study looks at oxygen saturation, hospitalization with bronchiolitis | Incidence of immunodeficiency disorder is higher than previously estimated | Byproduct of human milk fat can promote growth in preemies
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August 21, 2014
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Study looks at oxygen saturation, hospitalization with bronchiolitis
In an analysis involving 213 infants with mild to moderate bronchiolitis, Canadian researchers found that artificially raised pulse oximetry values were associated with lower rates of hospitalization within 72 hours compared with true oxygen saturation. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (8/19)
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Incidence of immunodeficiency disorder is higher than previously estimated
A new study suggests that previous research has underestimated the incidence of severe combined immunodeficiency. One in every 100,000 newborns had been thought to have the condition. But based on the results of T-cell testing for more than 3 million infants, the rate appears to be one out of every 58,000 babies. Early detection and treatments such as transplants, enzyme replacement or gene therapy were associated with better survival in SCID infants, according to the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. DailyRx.com (8/19)
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Byproduct of human milk fat can promote growth in preemies
The addition of cream supplement, a byproduct of pasteurized donor human milk, was associated with increased weight and height in premature infants, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Science World Report (8/18)
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Study: Use of preterm birth meds varies across 29 countries
Maternal use of antenatal corticosteroids for fetal lung maturation and other preterm birth-related complications ranged from 16% to 91% among 29 countries, according to a study in the journal The Lancet. Nearly half of women who were potentially eligible for tocolysis agents to delay delivery did not receive any treatment, while 27% were just treated with bed rest. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (8/14)
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Studies examine how to improve vaccination rates for children
During the 2011-12 whooping cough outbreak, the vaccination rate slightly rose for infants in Washington state, but dropped down again after the outbreak, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Another team of researchers found lower immunization rates in children whose parents refused to give them vitamin K. Another study published in the same journal showed that parents respond best to health messages that highlight the benefits of vaccination for the child. HealthDay News (8/18)
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Trends & Technology
Newborns' genes send signals that indicate bloodstream infections
A newborn's genome can help detect the presence of bacterial infection in the bloodstream, according to a study in the journal Nature Communications. University of Edinburgh researchers studied blood samples and found a genetic signal with 52 molecular characters that could be used to help diagnose sepsis. Business Standard (India)/Indo-Asian News Service (8/14), MedicalDaily.com (8/14)
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Annual Conference: NNP opportunities
Head to Phoenix and join NANN for this year's annual conference, Sept. 10 to 13! Are you an advance practice nurse who wants to learn more about what NANNP is doing for you and your profession? Attend one of the NNP focused sessions at this year's annual conference in Phoenix. NANNP will be hosting a Luncheon and Business Meeting, Leadership Summit and a Roundtable Breakfast Forum for New NNPs. This is your opportunity to network with colleagues and learn how the world of advance practice nursing is changing. Additional conference highlights include three general sessions, eight special interest group meetings, five paper sessions and a speed networking event. Attendees can earn up to 23.5 CNE contact hours and 6.25 pharmacology hours by attending this year's annual conference. Register now.
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Purchase your resource guide for cardiac care PDF
Originally designed for print, the new downloadable version of Resource Guide for Neonatal Cardiac Care with Companion Illustrations provides you with valuable content in a convenient format. The guide provides evidence-based approaches to identifying and treating neonates with heart disease. This resource includes 14 labeled illustrations of commonly treated heart defects, covering pathophysiology, clinical presentation, specific laboratory findings, management and surgical interventions for the most common lesions. The PDF format will now allow you to view the guide and illustrations on your mobile device. The resource guide is a go-to resource when caring for tiny hearts. Purchase today.
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