Clinician scientists collaborate to use virus-specific T-cells from the mother to successfully treat a systemic adenovirus infection in a preterm infant.
The finding has important implications for identifying cases in which infants may not need invasive medical care such as spinal taps, antibiotics or hospitalizations.
A recent study suggests infants born preterm with very low birth weights need daily assessments to minimize overall exposure to antibiotics.
Duration of treatment with opioids and benzodiazepines in NICU slashed by more than half The neonatal intensive care unit is the first stop for infants after a tracheostomy.
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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