Vanessa L. Shanks, MD, neonatologist and medical director of the Lactation program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital answers this commonly asked question.
A pilot study looks to assess the role of genetics in this question
Targeted next-generation DNA sequencing can enable improved clinical outcomes for any genetic disorder not detectable through other biochemical newborn screening methods.
A large clinical trial demonstrated intervention effectiveness and safety for developing sensory and motor systems with improvements in reach smoothness, and developmental abilities.
Early-onset sepsis remains a potentially fatal condition among newborns, particularly preterm infants. According to a new study, ongoing surveillance is required to optimize prevention and treatment strategies.
Although most infants fully recover from BPD and have few long-term health problems as a result, BPD can be a serious condition requiring intensive medical care.
Feeding difficulties can arise from a combination of gastrointestinal, esophageal, behavioral, neurological, structural, cardiorespiratory and metabolic origins.
Primarily seen in premature infants, necrotizing enterocolitis is the most common and most serious gastrointestinal disorder among hospitalized preterm infants.
Without proper weight gain, newborns are at risk for delays in mental development.
Clinicians and scientists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are spearheading research at the population, clinical and laboratory levels to inform prematurity prevention strategies.
To improve long-term quality of life for high-risk newborns, investigators at Nationwide Children’s are working to prevent perinatal/neonatal brain injury.
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