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ICU Management

Apgar Score May Relate to Mother's Risk of Critical Illness

2015 06 Nov

While the Apgar score assesses a baby's condition at birth, this metric may also be a useful tool for predicting whether a mother will become critically ill. Based on a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics , mothers whose babies had a low Apgar score had a nine-time higher risk of ICU admission than those whose baby had a normal Apgar. In addition,... Read more

ICU Management

Standardised Feeding Approach Improves NICU Babies' Growth

2015 05 Mar

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (OH, USA) have created a new standardised approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The guidelines published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition helps babies attain full oral feeds sooner, improves their growth and sends them home sooner. Many infants have... Read more

ICU Management

High-Risk Neonatal ICU Installs Carestream’s DRX-Revolution

2013 30 Dec

Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., installed a Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System with Carestream’s specialised paediatric software to help enhance care in its neonatal ICU. The mobile system is equipped with Carestream’s wireless, small-format DRX 2530C detector that fits easily into a neonatal incubator X-ray tray. The cesium iodide detector... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Guidelines Issued to Manage Heart Failure in Children

2013 12 Dec

With heart failure being a significant cause of childhood health conditions and death, new guidelines have been issued in order to assist healthcare providers both in the emergency departments and primary care to identify and treat heart failure in children with undiagnosed heart disease and symptoms of possible heart failure. Developed by... Read more