Join NursingCenter to get uninterrupted access to this Article. When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article. This retrospective case study describes the sleep-wake cycles of an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit. We analyzed video-electroencephalographic recording of the term infant monitored during treatment with therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. The continuous video-electroencephalographic recording over a 4-day period also allowed us to describe the following dimensions of daily care in relation to the infant's sleep-wake states: 1 handling by professional and parent caregivers and 2 stress, pain, and analgesia. The infant's care was fragmented, with a mean of 3 to 4 physical contacts per hour.
Citation: A. The low blood glucose levels in full-term infants or preterm infants were thought to be physiological. Significant neonatal hypoglycemia induces seizures or convulsions with other complications like jaundice, mild respiratory distress and septicemia. A patient case report was presented and effectively treated with phenobarbitone and with other antibiotics in addition to the phototherapy. Keywords: - Neonatal jaundice; seizures; hypoglycemia; preterm baby; septicemia; phototherapy. Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common complication among preterm infants, small-for-gestational-age infants, and infants of diabetic mothers. Currently, these has been in-depth understanding of diagnosis and clinical intervention of neonatal hypoglycemia, but the glycemic threshold and time threshold values of neonatal hypoglycemic brain injury NHBI remain undefined.
Metrics details. The primary causes of neonatal death are preventable or treatable. This study describes the presentation, management and outcomes of hospitalized newborns admitted to the neonatal units of two rural district hospitals in Rwanda after the launch of a national neonatal protocol and standards. Data on demographic and clinical characteristics, clinical management, and outcomes were analyzed using median and interquartile ranges for continuous data and frequencies and proportions for categorical data. A total of neonates were hospitalized over the two-year study period;
With the advances of technology and treatment in the field of neonatal care, researchers can now study how the brains of preterm infants are different from full-term infants. The differences are significant, and the outcomes are poor overall for premature infants as a whole. Caregivers at the bedside must know that every interaction with the preterm infant affects brain development-it is critical to the developmental outcome of the infant. The idea of neuroprotection is not new to the medical field but is a fairly new idea to the NICU.