Febrile infant guideline allows wiggle room on hospital admission, testing
August 12, 2021
Evidence-based guidelines use language to guide, but not direct, clinicians in balancing the risks of infections and invasive procedures.
Parental refusal of neonatal therapy a growing problem
July 29, 2020
Many parents who refuse preventive neonatal medications do not fully grasp what risks they are accepting by avoiding a recommended medication.
Small NY study: Mother-baby transmission of COVID-19 not seen
July 24, 2020
All of the 31 infants born to infected mothers tested negative.
COVID-19 may increase risk of preterm birth and cesarean delivery
May 29, 2020
Increased BMI may be a risk factor for severe disease, and fever and dyspnea on admission are associated with subsequent maternal respiratory deterioration.
AAP issues guidance on managing infants born to mothers with COVID-19
April 7, 2020
Infants born to mothers with COVID-19 should be tested for the virus at 24 hours and, if still in the birth facility, at 48 hours after birth.
Reports suggest possible in utero transmission of novel coronavirus 2019
March 27, 2020
Three neonates whose mothers had COVID-19 had elevated IgM antibody concentrations.
Despite strict controls, some infants born to mothers with COVID-19 appear infected
March 27, 2020
But the sources of novel coronavirus 2019 in the neonates’ upper respiratory tracts or anuses likely were maternal in origin.
Procalcitonin advocated to help rule out bacterial infections
August 13, 2019
SEATTLE – Use of procalcitonin may help decrease lumbar punctures and antibiotic exposure.
In newborns, concentrated urine helps rule out UTI
August 8, 2019
SEATTLE – Dr. Raymond Parlar-Chun: “If urine is concentrated, you have [more confidence] that you don’t have a UTI if you’re negative.“
N.Y. hospitals report near-universal CMV screening when newborns fail hearing tests
May 11, 2019
BALTIMORE – Screening by saliva swab, with urine PCR confirmation.