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- Baby Born without skin in Texas proves to be a medical mystery Priscilla Maldonado has only been able to hold her son twice since he arrived into the world on New Year’s Day. At less than 8 months old, Ja’bari Gray has spent his entire life so far in the neonatal intensive care unit of a hospital after being born without skin in most places on his tiny body, including his chest, back, shoulders and arms — a case that has stumped doctors, Maldonado said.
- How Children’s National slashed unintended extubations in the NICU by 60% Accidentally dislodging a breathing tube on a baby in the NICU is the fourth-most common negative event in NICUs around the country and can lead to airway trauma, bleeding and cardiovascular collapse. But a new study from Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., found some simple solutions could cut the accidental extubations by up to 60% over 10 years.
- ACOG, AAP update guidance on group B strep infants The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics have coordinated to update their respective guidance on preventing/managing infection caused by group B Streptococcus in infants. These separate but aligned publications replace the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2010 perinatal GBS infection prevention guidelines.