The study was conducted in two phases: firstly, the Hennessy Stress Scale for the Preterm Infant
was developed and, secondly, using a within-subject design, the effects of DSP on the stress levels of preterm infants
Especially in preterm infants
, inadequate maturation of the kidneys causes more rapid disruption of renal functions and intensive treatment with dextrose, electrolyte, lipid and protein fluids given by total parenteral nutrition leads to an additional load for the kidneys of the preterm infant
Prone positioning has been shown to have many advantages for prematurely born infants, however the preterm infant
is at risk for postural abnormalities and there is a strong association between the prone sleep position and SIDS (4), with preterm infants
accounting for 10% and 20% of SIDS cases (5) and there is increasing pressure to avoid the prone sleep position in all infants.
growth may be slow, as these babies may tire more easily during feedings.
The birth of a preterm infant
is a crisis for the new parents.
For example, Benzies, Harrison, and Magill-Evans (2004) found that parenting stress regarding the preterm infant
during the first year of life predicted the frequency of childhood behavior problems at age 7.
A number of studies have shown that parents experienced and remembered the birth of a preterm infant
as extremely stressful, in particular because of the uncertainty about the infant's survival and the fear that their development will be impaired or at least delayed, in addition to other anxieties (7,8,41).
Washington, Aug 5 ( ANI ): A new research has suggested that mothers and their child's health might improve if the mother sings to her preterm infant
while providing 'kangaroo care,' or holding them with direct skin-to-skin contact.
This study extends knowledge about prebiotic and probiotic supplementation in the preterm infant
finding benefit and potential to improve overall wellbeing.
And so the list could go on until we can describe the behaviours and movements that we see in the very preterm infant
The third edition of this text presents several new chapters, among them an atlas of normal and preterm infant
anatomy that consists of superb anatomical drawings as well as radiographs.
However, tremendous challenges still face the management of the extremely preterm infant
, those born near the threshold of viability.