Did You Know : Human Interaction

2018-10-07T16:35:51+00:00 October 7th, 2018|

Did you know extremely preterm infants in the NICU are alone 80% of the time during the first 30 days of life?    In the 2018 study by Gonya and colleagues, entitled Human Interaction in the NICU and its Association with Outcomes on the Brief Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (BITSEA), researchers examined the relationship between [...]

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2018-08-24T11:03:30+00:00 August 24th, 2018|

Did you know infants treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome score significantly lower in cognitive, language, and motor outcomes at age 2?    In the 2018 study by Merhar and colleagues, entitled Retrospective Review of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Infants Treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, researchers completed a retrospective cohort study looking at neurodevelopmental outcomes of 87 infants treated for [...]

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2018-07-10T18:13:46+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Did you know that targeted education can improve staff knowledge and caregiving practices in the NICU?    In the 2018 study by Charafeddine and colleagues, entitled Targeted Educational Program Improves Infant Positioning Practice in the NICU, researchers focused on improving the consistency of  therapeutic positioning in their unit. This was achieved by completing two rounds of [...]

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2018-06-12T17:36:30+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Did you know skin-to-skin holding increases oxytocin and decreases cortisol in babies and their parents?    In the 2018 study by Vittner and colleagues, entitled Increase in Oxytocin From Skin-to-Skin Contact Enhances Development of Parent-Infant Relationship, researchers studied the correlation between skin-to-skin holding and oxytocin and cortisol levels and parental stress and anxiety. This randomized crossover [...]

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2018-05-02T18:13:15+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

Did you know Family Integrated Care improves weight gain and high frequency breastfeeding while also decreasing parental anxiety and stress?    In the 2018 study by O'Brien and colleagues, entitled Effectiveness of Family Integrated Care in Neonatal Intensive Care Units on Infant and Parent Outcomes: a Multicentre, Multinational, Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial, researchers compared the differences between [...]

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2018-03-21T17:34:33+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Did you know neonatal massage was shown to improve weight gain velocity and decrease length of stay by 12 days?    In the 2018 study by Taheri and colleagues, entitled The Effect of a Short Course of Moderate Pressure Sunflower Oil Massage on the Weight Gain Velocity and Length of NICU Stay in Preterm Infants, researchers examined [...]

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2018-02-19T19:07:17+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

Did you know parental presence and holding during an infant's NICU admission impacts developmental outcomes by term equivalent and persists through age 4-5?    In the 2018 study by Pineda and colleagues, entitled Parent Participation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Predictors and Relationships to Neurobehavior and Developmental Outcomes, researchers examined the relationship between the [...]

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2018-04-25T12:43:42+00:00 January 4th, 2018|

Did you know increased maternal participation in the care of their infant decreases maternal anxiety and improves problem solving and caregiving skills?    In the 2018 study by Cakmak & Karacam, entitled The Correlation Between Mothers' Participation in Infant Care in the NICU and Their Anxiety and Problem-Solving Skill Levels in Caregiving, researchers examined the relationship between the [...]

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2017-11-10T19:03:32+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Did you know just 5 days of massage with sunflower oil has been shown to improve weight gain velocity and decrease length of stay?    In the 2017 study by Taheri and colleagues, entitled The effect of a short course of moderate pressure sunflower oil massage on the weight gain velocity and length of NICU stay [...]

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2017-10-03T15:33:51+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|

Did you know single family rooms can improve cognitive and language outcomes in preterm infants?    In the 2017 study by Vohr and colleagues, entitled Differential Effects of the Single-Family Room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on 18 to 24-Month Bayley Scores of Preterm Infants, researchers examined the effects of single family rooms compared to open bay [...]