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.
In pediatric ICU, being underweight can be deadly
November 1, 2018
SAN DIEGO – Skinniest patients face the highest mortality risk, even more than the obese and overweight.
Eat/sleep/console approach almost eliminates morphine for NAS
September 4, 2018
Abandon Finnegan scores and go to PRN morphine dosing.
Short-course IV antibiotics okay for newborn bacteremic UTI
July 27, 2018
ATLANTA – There were few recurrences, no meningitis.
More testing of febrile infants at teaching vs. community hospitals, but similar outcomes
July 16, 2018
TORONTO – Community hospitals do as well as university-affiliated hospitals in treating febrile infants.
NIH launches HEAL Initiative to combat opioid crisis
June 12, 2018
HEAL will expand Advancing Clinical Trials in Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (ACT NOW), a pilot study that will assess the prevalence of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS), understand current management approaches, and develop common approaches for larger-scale studies to decide the best practices for clinical care of infants with NOWS.
Neonatal deaths lower in high-volume hospitals
June 1, 2018
AUSTIN, TEX. – Researchers examined the association between the risk of neonatal mortality and the day of the week of the birth.
Which infants with invasive bacterial infections are at risk for adverse outcomes?
May 16, 2018
TORONTO - Adverse outcomes are associated with prematurity, ill appearance, and bacterial meningitis.
Two changes are made to resuscitation practice in delivery room
November 17, 2017
One is in regard to heart rate assessment, the other to meconium.