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Neonatal Network: NN

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494831/news-of-the-academy-of-neonatal-nursing
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May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494830/continuing-education-course
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May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494829/faith-s-lodge-a-place-of-peace-for-nicu-families-in-grief-or-in-complex-health-situations
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Deborah Discenza
Parents confronting the death of a child or working through the complex health needs of a child often feel isolated in their communities. They seek a personal connection with others who are going through similar emotions. Faith's Lodge is a unique respite for those families to find a place to reflect, find peace, and more.
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494828/treatment-of-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-use-of-pulmonary-vasodilators-in-term-neonates
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Caitlyn Luecke, Christopher McPherson
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) represents a challenging condition associated with significant morbidity. A successful transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life is contingent on adequate pulmonary vasodilation. Several pathophysiologies contribute to the failure of this cascade and may result in life-threatening hypoxia and acidosis in the newborn. Management includes optimal respiratory support, adequate sedation and analgesia, and support of vascular tone and cardiac function...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494827/use-of-placental-umbilical-blood-sampling-for-neonatal-admission-blood-cultures-benefits-challenges-and-strategies-for-implementation
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Shannon P Moore, Desi M Newberry, Amy J Jnah
Placental blood remains an underused resource for early neonatal care despite ample evidence that placental blood provides the same clinical decision making information without the need for painful, invasive blood sampling procedures. Potential benefits of placental/umbilical blood sampling (PUBS) for neonatal admission labs include decreases in pain reactivity, rates of anemia, need for blood transfusions, use of vasopressors, and rates of intraventricular hemorrhage. Here, we present a unique case study of a critically ill infant with contradictory blood culture results from PUBS and direct infant sampling...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494826/angelman-syndrome-identification-and-management
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Daniela Bonello, Francesca Camilleri, Jean Calleja-Agius
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurobehavioral and genetically determined condition, which affects approximately 1 in 15,000 individuals. It is caused by various genetic mutations and deletions of the maternally-inherited UBE3A gene, on the 15q11-13 chromosomal region. The UBE3A gene, which encodes E3 ubiquitin ligase, shows tissue-specific imprinting, being expressed entirely from the maternal allele.The diagnosis of AS is confirmed either by methylation test or by mutation analysis. A more severe clinical picture is linked with the deletion phenotype...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494825/prader-willi-syndrome-background-and-management
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Ylenia Abdilla, Maria Andria Barbara, Jean Calleja-Agius
The imprinting disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, is a condition associated with the gene region 15q11.2-q.13. The phenotype includes multiple characteristics, most of which are endocrine-related. An accurate diagnosis is done mostly through pre- or postnatal genetic testing. Management is mainly aimed at correcting the endocrine dysfunctions present in these patients. Genetic testing is also important to distinguish between the different causes and to calculate the recurrence risk for parents with affected children...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494824/beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-review-a-guide-for-the-neonatal-nurse
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Matthew Zammit, Elton Caruana, David Cassar, Jean Calleja-Agius
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is the most common pediatric overgrowth syndrome. Features characteristic of the BWS phenotype include both physical attributes, such as macroglossia, abdominal wall defects, gigantism, nevus flammeus, visceromegaly, and mid-face hypoplasia, as well as biochemical abnormalities such as hypoglycemia. It is essential for the neonatal nurse to be able to recognize BWS in the patient's early years of life because of the increased frequency of medical complications, malformations, and the increased risk of embryonic malignancies...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494823/an-introduction-to-epigenetics
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Maria Andria Barbara, Ylenia Abdilla
Epigenetics refers to the heritable information that is exclusive of DNA. Several syndromes have been found to occur as the result of the process of epigenetics. This process causes changes in the expression of genes, without changing the actual DNA sequence. The factors influencing this process include both internal and external triggers, leading to modulation of the epigenome through different mechanisms. This article aims to describe how the process of epigenetics gives rise to the multitude of possible syndromes seen in neonates...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494822/nursing-the-balance-of-mind-body-and-spirit
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Debbie Fraser
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May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320501/news-of-the-academy-of-neonatal-nursing
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March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320500/continuing-education-course
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March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320499/partnering-for-evidence-based-practice
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Julie Cardona, Sarah Barclay, Kimberlie Izquirdo, Kristi O'Hagan, Deborah A Raines
This column describes an academic service partnership to promote evidence-based practice.
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320497/laboratory-evaluation-of-infants-with-possible-congenital-zika-virus-infection
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Susan Givens Bell
Our understanding of the effects of maternal Zika virus infection on the newborn continues to evolve. First discovered in 1947 in the Zika Forest in Uganda, the world became more aware of the virus in 2015, with reports of hundreds of cases of microcephaly in Brazilian newborns whose mothers reported symptoms related to Zika viral infection during pregnancy. This article reviews the current guidelines for laboratory evaluation of newborns with possible congenital Zika virus infection.
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320496/phelan-mcdermid-syndrome
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Gayle Leary Omansky, Elisa Abdulhayoglu, Bella Zhurbilo
Phelan-McDermid syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental syndrome associated with severe intellectual disability, motor delay, and autistic traits. This article reviews a case of a complicated presentation of Phelan-McDermid syndrome and addresses etiology, diagnosis, and management.
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320495/parent-infant-skin-to-skin-contact-following-birth-history-benefits-and-challenges
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Jessie Marie Hubbard, Kindsey Rae Gattman
It is a practice with strong roots in nature and has a significant influence on health outcomes, particularly for at-risk newborns in low-resource settings. In this comprehensive review, benefits of SSC for newborns, mothers, and fathers after vaginal and cesarean births are discussed as well as the benefits of SSC observed for infants in the NICU. Barriers to SSC practice implementation are discussed, and proposed solutions and recommendations are offered. By understanding the many benefits of SSC and strategies for implementation, health care providers can best support and promote this high-quality, evidence-based practice with mothers, newborns, and their families...
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320494/maternal-psychological-distress-and-mother-infant-relationship-multiple-birth-versus-singleton-preterm-infants
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Kaboni Whitney Gondwe, Qing Yang, Rosemary White-Traut, Diane Holditch-Davis
PURPOSE: Multiple preterm birth is associated with more maternal psychological distress and less positive mother-infant interactions than singleton preterm birth. This study's purpose was to compare psychological distress and the relationship with their infants in mothers of multiples and mothers of singletons. DESIGN: An exploratory secondary analysis of longitudinal data. SAMPLE: 236 mothers and their preterm infants. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES: Maternal psychological distress (depressive symptoms, anxiety, posttraumatic stress [PTS], parenting stress), the mother-infant relationship (worry; child vulnerability; maternal positive involvement and developmental stimulation; and child developmental maturity, irritability, and social behaviors), and the home environment...
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320493/the-nicu-environment-infusing-single-family-room-benefits-into-the-open-bay-setting
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Jenna L Meredith, Amy Jnah, Desi Newberry
Two distinct architectural designs are found in today's NICUs-the open-bay (OPBY) and the single-family room (SFR) designs. When neonatology was recognized as a medical subspecialty in the 1970s, the OPBY design was the only platform offered to neonates and families. The OPBY design facilitated communication between staff, collegiality, and interprofessional collaboration among members of the neonatal team. Over time, pitfalls to the design were recognized, including increased transmission of sound and light...
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320492/what-are-you-doing-about-creating-a-culture-of-quality-in-your-unit
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Debbie Fraser
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March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137357/news-of-the-academy-of-neonatal-nursing
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January 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
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