Displaying items by tag: division of neonatology

Noninvasive ventilation is possible in infants at limits of viability. But unlike in slightly older preterm infants, noninvasive ventilation did not show an advantage in infants of 22 weeks-0 days to 23 weeks-6 days gestational age.
Death or severe brain bleeding in the first week after birth dropped from 27.4 percent to 15 percent after introduction of a bundle of evidence-based, potentially better practices for preterm infants. Median weight of the 820 infants studied was 1 pound, 10 ounces.

UAB neonatologist aims to support literacy from birth through his new Baby Bookworms book and reading program study. 

Guinness World Records officially named Curtis Means, born at 21 weeks and one day at UAB Hospital, the most premature infant to survive.
Record $95 million Heersink lead gift to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation.
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New research in mice points to a significant role for fungi to shape metabolism, including fat deposition, and metabolic hormones.
UAB researchers led a large multiple-country study and used advanced machine learning techniques for risk prediction of neonatal deaths. The study reveals that low weight among newborn infants is associated strongly to most deaths in underdeveloped settings and suggests how these deaths can be reduced.
The grant awarded to Kent Willis, M.D., will further his research in bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a chronic lung disease that is a common complication of premature birth.
Two treatments given together before birth —  magnesium sulfate and corticosteroids — can improve outcomes in preterm children.
Higher-volume feedings were determined to help postnatal growth in preterm infants.
In a study led by a UAB neonatologist, findings showed that racial and ethnic disparities in preterm infants decreased.   
A UAB doctor who lives in Zambia has raised thousands of dollars to create and distribute more than 16,000 face shields to health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten years after moving into a world-class facility, UAB’s women’s health services are helping more women than ever.
This microbiome signature suggests that bacteria, or bacterial products, colonize the lungs far before birth.
A first-of-its-kind newborn mouse model will permit study of how to protect extremely low birth-weight infants from bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD.  
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