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Dear followers, So, we’ve reached the end of the tips that I (or some co-writers) have already written and I’ll begin the tips again from number one on Wednesday. If you have any comments, feedback or requests for certain tips … Continue reading

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Tip 241: acute liver failure 2

The more common causes of acute liver failure (ALF) in a neonatal intensive care unit are from ischaemic injury (at birth or after cardiac arrest) and congestive cardiac failure. If the cause is rectified, the liver usually recovers. Other causes … Continue reading

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Tip 240: acute liver failure

Acute liver failure in neonates is not strictly defined. A suggestion is: “a multi-system disorder in which severe impairment of liver function, with or without encephalopathy, occurs in association with hepatocellular necrosis in a patient with no recognised underlying chronic liver disease”. … Continue reading

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Tip 228: CONI Plus

CONI Plus offers help in a similar way to CONI to other families who may have a special reason to be anxious about their baby. They may, for example: be close relatives of a baby that has suffered a sudden … Continue reading

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Tip 227: care of the next infant (CONI)

The CONI scheme is a collaboration between the Lullaby Trust and the NHS. The aim is that every family, who have had a sudden infant death, should receive adequate support with a subsequent baby. The core elements of the programme … Continue reading

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Tip 187: neonatal teeth

Teeth can be present at birth (natal) or in the first month (neonatal), usually in the lower incisor position or aberrantly placed. These teeth are shed before the deciduous ones erupt. Most commonly they are benign but can be associated with … Continue reading

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Tip 186: breast-feeding and SIDS

Both partial breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding were associated with a reduced risk of SIDS in this study. Overall, breastfeeding reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by around 50% at all ages throughout infancy and for as long … Continue reading

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