Category: Normal newborn

Dextrose gel to manage hypoglycemia

A single-center observational (pre-post) study reported outcomes of treatment of neonatal hypoglycemia before and after a practice change was implemented. Compared to hypoglycemic infants treated with feed supplementation alone (prior to the practice change), infants treated with dextrose gel in addition to feed supplementation…

Preventing GBS infection using a smartphone app

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just released a smartphone app to help prevent infections with Group B Streptococcus by enabling obstetric and neonatal health professionals manage mothers and newborns according to the 2010 CDC guidelines. The app allows users to…

Bed-sharing on maternity wards and risk of death or near-death

A case series of fifteen healthy newborn infants who died or three who nearly died when sharing a bed with the mother on a maternity ward found that accidental suffocation was the most likely cause of these incidents. These cases…