Today you are three! I forget sometimes that you are still just a little boy, you are so independent and grown up sometimes. You’ve always been one to make your mark and make yourself known. 308 more words
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The CRIB (Clinical Risk Index for Babies) score, and its update, CRIB II, are designed to predict mortality for infants born below 32/40.
They are based on specific criteria present in the first 12 hours of the infant’s life (to minimise treatment influences). 59 more words
Giving supplemental oxygen in preterm infants with incompletely vascularised retina causes hyperoxia and vasoconstriction. This in turn may lead to local hypoxia, up‐regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor, and excessive proliferation of new vessels and fibrous tissue that invades the vitreous. 28 more words
August 1st is already a special day, and this Friday it’s going to be even more special. On the 2 year anniversary of my twins coming home from the hospital, we will be meeting the people that helped save my babies lives, and other fighters/survivors/heroes/strongest people in the world, like my boys. 551 more words
Preterm infants <1kg require 4.0 – 4.5 g/kg/day protein compared to 2 g/kg/day for a term infant.
Reference: ESPGHAN, (2010). Enteral Nutrient Supply for Preterm Infants: Commentary from European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Committee on Nutrition. JPGN; 50: 1-9.