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December 13, 2012
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  Neonatal Care 
  • Sugary water may ease babies' pain during injections
    Jordan University researchers reviewed 14 studies involving 1,551 babies and noted that those who received a sugary solution before an injection spent a shorter period of time crying than the placebo group. No major adverse reactions to the solution were found. The findings appear in the journal The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lab study examines link between formula, necrotizing enterocolitis
    The digestion of infant formula caused significantly more harm to cells that line the intestines and blood vessels in a lab test compared with breast milk, according to a study in the journal Pediatric Research. This cell death is associated with necrotizing enterocolitis, a disease that predominantly affects prematurely born infants. The Atlantic online (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health Policy & Practice 
  • Nurse-midwife to open birth center near St. Louis
    Certified nurse-midwife Jessica Henman plans to open a birth center in O'Fallon, Mo., that would be the first such facility in the St. Louis area. Missouri regulates birth centers as ambulatory surgical centers, so Henman, along with another nurse-midwife who runs an unlicensed facility in Independence, are advocating regulations similar to those proposed by the American Association of Birth Centers and other groups. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
QI Collaborative to Explore Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Vermont Oxford Network’s 2013 quality improvement collaborative, Controversies in Caring for Infants Affected by Neonatal Abstinence, will assist teams of neonatal & obstetric professionals to improve the quality, safety & efficiency of care for substance-exposed newborns through a series of web sessions, self-audits & improvement tools. View the full curriculum at the Vermont Oxford Network website.
  Trends & Technology 
  • CDC aims to increase use of folic acid among Hispanics
    The CDC is promoting several initiatives aimed at promoting the use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy to help reduce incidences of neural tube defects within the Latino community. Latinas face higher risks of having babies with folic acid-related birth defects than other women due to diet, lack of awareness and health care access, according to experts and research. Voxxi (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Prenatal exposure to oxygen deprivation may raise ADHD risk
    Health records of almost 82,000 5- to 11-year-olds showed that those who were exposed to ischemic-hypoxic conditions while in the womb had a 16% higher risk of having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Of the factors considered in the study, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome presented the highest association with ADHD, followed by preeclampsia and birth asphyxia, according to findings in the journal Pediatrics. CNN/The Chart blog (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Consumer engagement is helping shape mHealth landscape, exec says
    The explosion of mobile health applications and increased consumer interest in the technology are making the biggest impact on mHealth, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said in this interview with Healthcare IT News. Issues such as those tied to data exchange and interoperability as well as plans by the FDA to regulate mHealth will pose the biggest challenges next year, he said. Healthcare IT News (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Preemies, small babies at greater risk for esophagitis
    The risk of developing esophagitis during childhood was higher among babies born prematurely or small for their gestational age, according to a Swedish study in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The link between premature birth and the disease was more pronounced among male patients than females aged 9 and younger, while the opposite was seen for the association with SGA, researchers said. Healio (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NANN News 
  • Registration now open for the 2013 NICU Leadership Forum
    The 2013 NICU Leadership Forum will provide practical solutions to help navigate through daily challenges while also providing the opportunity for you to network with your fellow NICU nursing leaders. NANN members can also apply for one of six NANN scholarships to attend NICU Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 9 to 13. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Newborn Pain Assessment and Management
    The third edition of the Newborn Pain Assessment and Management: Guideline for Practice offers recommendations and rationale for infant nursing care. The guideline reflects the best evidence available on assessment and management of pain in hospitalized preterm and full-term newborns. Learners will gain a foundation for specific nursing protocols, policies and procedures. Purchase your guideline here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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