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- High-risk Preemies May Not Benefit from Inhaled Nitric Oxide. A study in JAMA Pediatrics found that high-risk preterm infants who received inhaled nitric oxide between five and 24 days of birth had similar survival without bronchopulmonary dysplasia at 26 weeks postmenstrual age as those who received nitrogen placebo.
- Preventing Unplanned Extubations in the NICU. Defining unplanned extubation and gathering data are key to developing prevention efforts, writes NICU nurse Emily Campbell. Understanding when these events tend to occur, whether they occur in micro-preemies or older, more active infants, and the outcome of unplanned extubations can lead to care improvements.
- NIH to Fund Study on Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. The NIH announced it will fund a study by the agency’s Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development exploring treatment options and ways of improving care for infants with opioid withdrawal syndrome.