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Systematic Review: Surfactant therapy via thin catheter in preterm infants with or at risk of respiratory distress syndrome is associated with reduced risk of death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia, less intubation in the first 72 hours, and reduced incidence of major complications and in‐hospital mortality.

19 May, 2021 | 08:20h | UTC

Surfactant therapy via thin catheter in preterm infants with or at risk of respiratory distress syndrome – Cochrane Library

Summary: Surfactant therapy via thin catheter in preterm infants with or at risk of respiratory distress syndrome – Cochrane Library

 

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WHO: New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives.

6 May, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives – World Health Organization

Report: The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 – UN sexual and reproductive health agency

 

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Cohort study: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early

5 May, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 5 among children born preterm: EPIPAGE-2 cohort study – The BMJ

News release: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early – The BMJ

 

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RCT: Community-initiated kangaroo mother care reduced the risk of moderate-to-severe maternal postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of low-birth-weight infants in low-income areas in India

5 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Effect of Community-Initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Stress Among Mothers of Low-Birth-Weight Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

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RCT: Discontinuing nasal continuous positive airway pressure either at 5 cm H2O vs. 3 cm H2O in infants ≤32 weeks of gestational age

3 May, 2021 | 05:15h | UTC

Discontinuing Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Infants ≤32 Weeks of Gestational Age: A Randomized Control Trial – The Journal of Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

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Cohort study: Association of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy with neonatal outcomes – “although babies born of test-positive mothers are more likely to be born early, extremely few were infected with COVID-19”

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:17h | UTC

Association of Maternal SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnancy With Neonatal Outcomes – JAMA

News release: Low risk of infection in babies born to mothers with COVID-19 – Karolinska Institutet

Editorial: Understanding Risk for Newborns Born to SARS-CoV-2–Positive Mothers – JAMA

 

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Pre-post study: A hospital quality improvement intervention significantly reduced the rates of cesarean delivery for nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex births

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Hospital Quality Improvement Interventions, Statewide Policy Initiatives, and Rates of Cesarean Delivery for Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex Births in California – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Initiatives to Reduce Cesarean Delivery Rates for Low-risk First Births – JAMA

 

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Covid-19: More data on the increased risks to pregnant women and their newborn infants

23 Apr, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Among Pregnant Women With and Without COVID-19 Infection: The INTERCOVID Multinational Cohort Study – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: COVID-19 in Pregnant Women and Their Newborn Infants

Commentaries: Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate – University of Washington School of Medicine AND Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says – CNN

Related: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

 

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Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:49h | UTC

Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons – New England Journal of Medicine

Audio Interview: Covid-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy — A Conversation with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentaries: No evidence that Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are unsafe during pregnancy, a preliminary study says. – The New York Times AND Preliminary data show no safety concerns for pregnant women receiving COVID-19 vaccines – AAP News AND Messenger RNA COVID vaccines likely safe for pregnant women: Study – ABC News

 


Maternal, Fetal, and Child Outcomes of Mental Health Treatments in Women: A Systematic Review of Perinatal Pharmacologic Interventions

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:19h | UTC

Maternal, Fetal, and Child Outcomes of Mental Health Treatments in Women: A Systematic Review of Perinatal Pharmacologic Interventions – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

See also: Final Report AND Evidence Summary

 


NICE Guideline | Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:46h | UTC

Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


NICE Guideline | Postnatal care

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:43h | UTC

Postnatal care – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:23h | UTC

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Global Health

Commentaries: Covid-19 led to a global increase in stillbirths, maternal mortality, and depression, review finds – CNN AND COVID-19 pandemic and health-care disruptions: count the most vulnerable – The Lancet Global Health

 

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The impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

31 Mar, 2021 | 03:27h | UTC

The impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


Cohort study: Even small amounts of Caffeine consumption in pregnancy were linked to smaller neonatal birth size

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:14h | UTC

Association Between Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Metabolism and Neonatal Anthropometry: A Secondary Analysis of the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies–Singletons – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Even a Little Coffee in Pregnancy Could Impact Newborn’s Weight: Study – HealthDay AND Moderate daily caffeine intake during pregnancy may lead to smaller birth size – NIH News Releases

 

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Systematic review: Enteral zinc supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm neonates

18 Mar, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

Enteral zinc supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm neonates – Cochrane Library

 


WHO: New research highlights risks of separating newborns from mothers during COVID-19 pandemic

17 Mar, 2021 | 03:04h | UTC

New research highlights risks of separating newborns from mothers during COVID-19 pandemic – World Health Organization

Original study: Preterm care during the COVID-19 pandemic: A comparative risk analysis of neonatal deaths averted by kangaroo mother care versus mortality due to SARS-CoV-2 infection – EclinicalMedicine

 


M-A: Assessment of postnatal corticosteroids for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm neonates

16 Mar, 2021 | 01:38h | UTC

Assessment of Postnatal Corticosteroids for the Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Neonates: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Editorial: The Swinging Pendulum of Postnatal Corticosteroid Use (free for a limited period)

 


M-A: Association of umbilical cord management strategies with outcomes of preterm infants

9 Mar, 2021 | 02:26h | UTC

Association of Umbilical Cord Management Strategies With Outcomes of Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

 


RCT: Evaluation of oral dextrose gel for prevention of neonatal hypoglycemia

7 Mar, 2021 | 19:01h | UTC

Evaluation of oral dextrose gel for prevention of neonatal hypoglycemia (hPOD): A multicenter, double-blind randomized controlled trial – PLOS Medicine

 


Position Paper: Nutritional management of the critically ill neonate

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:22h | UTC

Nutritional Management of the Critically ill Neonate: A Position Paper of the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

 


Cohort study: Association between preterm-birth phenotypes and differential morbidity, growth, and neurodevelopment at age 2 years

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:41h | UTC

Association Between Preterm-Birth Phenotypes and Differential Morbidity, Growth, and Neurodevelopment at Age 2 Years: Results From the INTERBIO-21st Newborn Study – JAMA Pediatrics

 


M-A: Umbilical cord management at term and late preterm birth

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:25h | UTC

Umbilical Cord Management at Term and Late Preterm Birth: A Meta-analysis – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Indian Guidelines for pediatric skin care in neonates, infants, and children

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:37h | UTC

Indian Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Pediatric Skin Care

 


Prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve and associated aortopathy in newborns in Copenhagen, Denmark

21 Feb, 2021 | 21:58h | UTC

Prevalence of Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Associated Aortopathy in Newborns in Copenhagen, Denmark – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

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