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  • Original research
    Survey of transfusion practices in preterm infants in Europe
    Alexandra Scrivens, Nora Johanna Reibel, Lisanne Heeger, Simon Stanworth, Enrico Lopriore, Helen V New, Christof Dame, Karin Fijnvandraat, Emöke Deschmann, Marta Aguar, Kristin Brække, Francesco Stefano Cardona, Filip Cools, Ryan Farrugia, Stefano Ghirardello, Jana Lozar, Katarina Matasova, Tobias Muehlbacher, Ulla Sankilampi, Henrique Soares, Miklos Szabo, Tomasz Szczapa, Gabriela Zaharie, Charles Christoph Roehr, Suzanne Fustolo-Gunnink On behalf of the Neonatal Transfusion Network
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    Targeted screening for congenital cytomegalovirus infection: clinical, audiological and neuroimaging findings
    Pui Khi Chung, Fleurtje Schornagel, Anne Marie Oudesluys-Murphy, Linda S de Vries, Wim Soede, Erik van Zwet, Ann Vossen

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  • Original research
    Immunoreactive trypsinogen in healthy newborns and infants with cystic fibrosis
    Ralph Fingerhut, Corina Silvia Rueegg, Orell Imahorn, Eva Sophie Lunde Pedersen, Claudia Elisabeth Kuehni, Sabina Gallati, Nicolas Regamey, Jürg Barben

    Newborn screening programmes for cystic fibrosis (CF) are based on levels of immuno-reactive trypsinogen (IRT). This study highlights the importance of gestational age and day of sampling in interpreting these results and emphasises the importance of a second IRT for inconclusive diagnoses.

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  • Original research
    Do newborn infants exhale through the CPAP system? Secondary analysis of a randomised cross-over trial
    Kolbrun Gunnarsdottir, Markus Falk, Sonja Baldursdottir, Snorri Donaldsson, Baldvin Jonsson, Thomas Drevhammar

    In this study, investigators demonstrate for the first time that newborns receiving low levels of CPAP pressure are able to exhale through the CPAP circuit.

  • Original research
    Views of parents, adults born preterm and professionals on linkage of real-world data of preterm babies
    Mary Sawtell, Emily van Blankenstein, Tahira Bilal, Taralise Hall, Lisa Juniper, Julia Kotsoni, Juliette Lee, Neena Modi, Cheryl Battersby

    In a mixed methods approach involving focus groups, interviews, and a national survey, this study found that parents, adults born preterm, and professionals are supportive of routine linkage of health and education data for research focused on improving outcomes.

  • Original research
    Predicting the likelihood of lower respiratory tract Ureaplasma infection in preterms
    Rose Marie Viscardi, Laurence S Magder, Michael L Terrin, Natalie L Davis

    Predictive models to determine the likelihood of lower respiratory tract Ureaplasma infection were developed based on perinatal clinical information available.These models may be useful in the design of clinical trials of therapeutic interventions to prevent Ureaplasma-mediated BPD.

October 17, 2022

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  • Original research
    Diaphragm electrical activity during weaning of nasal high-flow therapy in preterm infants
    Rebecca Naples, Alan C Fenton, Malcolm Brodlie, Sundeep Harigopal, Chris O'Brien

    Investigators in this manuscript examined electrical activity of the diaphragm (Edi) in 40 preterm infants during pre-specified weaning of high flow nasal cannula. Edi significantly increased only after the final wean from 2L/min of flow, suggesting increased work of breathing.

October 07, 2022

  • Review
    Diversity and trends of human milk banking: a scoping review from 1946 to 2021
    Linda P Siziba, Sebastian Huhn, Elisabeth Pütz, Caroline Baier, Raphael S Peter, Corinna Gebauer, Samantha Griffin, Sophie Wedekind, Natalie Shenker, Jon Genuneit

    This scoping review describes the published information on banked donor human milk and highlights areas for future research and increased access.

September 29, 2022

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  • Original research
    Management of pneumothorax in neonatal retrieval: a retrospective cohort study
    Ikhwan Halibullah, Fiona Hammond, Kate Hodgson, Natalie Duffy, Michael Stewart, Arun Sett

    In a small retrospective cohort study of infants with pneumothorax, incidence of deterioration and need for an intercostal catheter was low during transport without an intercostal catheter.

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  • Original research
    Sociodemographic risk factors, parental stress and social support in the neonatal intensive care unit
    Tamiko Younge, Marni Jacobs, Lisa Tuchman, Randi Streisand, Lamia Soghier, Karen Fratantoni

    This research emphasises the importance of the role of social support in modifying the effects of parent experiences of stress in the NICU at the time of discharge. The study shows that socio-demographic risk factors may not infer stress or risk in the anticipated direction: here, higher education and socio-economic status were associated with greater parental stress. Additionally, lower socioeconomic status, though associated with decreased social support, did not infer greater stress.

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  • Original research
    Lung volume changes during apnoeas in preterm infants
    Vincent D Gaertner, Andreas D Waldmann, Peter G Davis, Dirk Bassler, Laila Springer, David Gerald Tingay, Christoph Martin Rüegger

    Well-done study comparing end-expiratory lung volumes during apneas using EIT during nasal support via nCPAP vs. nHFOV in 30 infants. They found that lung volume decreased less during apnea while on nHFOV than during CPAP, and SpO2 was more stable.

  • Original research
    Caffeine to prevent intermittent hypoxaemia in late preterm infants: randomised controlled dosage trial
    Elizabeth Anne Oliphant, Christopher JD McKinlay, David McNamara, Alana Cavadino, Jane M Alsweiler

    In late preterms (132 infants, 34-36 weeks), a randomized controlled trial (placebo, versus different caffeine citrate doses), caffeine reduces intermittent hypoxia events at 2 weeks of age, with 20 being the most effective dose.

August 25, 2022

  • Original research
    Growth trajectory during the first 1000 days and later overweight in very preterm infants
    Laure Simon, Alice Hadchouel, Catherine Arnaud, Anne Frondas-Chauty, Stéphane Marret, Cyril Flamant, Dominique Darmaun, Christophe Delacourt, Laetitia Marchand-Martin, Pierre Yves Ancel, Jean-Christophe Roze

    Former very preterm born children that are overweight, underweight or normal at 5 or 15 years already had significant different BMI Z-scores by 2 years of age. Change in length Z-score during NICU stay might have a protective effect against later overweight or obesity.