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Serum lactate levels and perfusion index: are these prognostic factors on mortality and morbidity in very low-birth weight infants?

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Aim: Early hemodynamic assessment of global parameters in critically ill newborns fails and requires mostly invasive measurements in neonatal intensive care unit. Clinical signs are frequently used for assessment of peripheral perfusion. 270 more words

Tessa's Homecoming Day

Three years ago we brought our sweet Tessa home from the NICU. Which meant we had 2 babies home (Brant and Tessa) and three in the NICU (Mia, Gracie, and Rayleigh). 260 more words

Tip 248: osteopenia of prematurity 2

The following all increase the risk of fractures in association with osteopenia (or metabolic bone disease) of prematurity:

  • NEC
  • Taking >30 days to establish full enteral nutrition…
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Prematurity

Tip 247: gestational borderline viability

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics produced a framework for clinical practice in 2006 regarding the resuscitation of premature babies <26/40.

  • <22/40 = ¬†any intervention must be within an approved research study.
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Prematurity

Riley at 5

As a parent, I feel like anytime there is an opportunity to brag about your kids you should. Life is hard enough and hearing that you are good and enough just the way you are is powerful coming from your loved ones. 785 more words

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Riley at 5 years old

As a parent, I feel like anytime there is an opportunity to brag about your kids you should. Life is hard enough and hearing that you are good and enough just the way you are is powerful coming from your loved ones. 785 more words

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Up And Down The Rollercoaster

The progress of babies born very premature is not in straight line up. It is more oscillating and has been compared to a rollercoaster ride. There can be complications, and setbacks are very common. 204 more words

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