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BACKGROUND Preterm infants who develop posthemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (PHVD) have a high risk of cognitive and motor disability. No clinical intervention has been proven to reduce neurodevelopmental disability in such infants. We investigated whether drainage, irrigation, and fibrinolytic therapy (DRIFT), which aims to lower pressure, distortion,(More)
The authors reviewed the literature concerning different methods of treatment of apnea in premature infants. The authors consider that, apart from pharmacological treatment, noninvasive respiratory support methods play an important role in the prevention and treatment of newborns with apnea. The aim of the study is to present current recommendations(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to assess parenteral nutrition methods in neonatal units in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS Large scale questionnaire investigations concerning parenteral nutrition (PN) were carried out in neonatological centres in Poland. The questionnaires were distributed in the year 2007 to 463 wards. Three hundred and two neonatal(More)
INTRODUCTION The paper discusses the reliability of the Apgar score for evaluating newborns, particularly its usefulness in assessing the state of preterm or full term newborns born with hypoxia. AIM The paper provides a sum-up of the opinions on usefulness and reliability of the Apgar score given by doctors from 255 NICUs. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data for(More)
AIM We surveyed current neonatal resuscitation practices in Polish neonatal units to determine the factors, relevant to improving practices in this area. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was performed within the framework of the National Standardization Programme on Neonatal Practices and Procedures in 2007. An 11 question survey included questions(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1980s, the problem of pain experienced by newborns has met with increasing interest both in research work and in clinical practice. It is worth noting that significant progress in neurophysiologic basis of pain and in diagnostic and therapeutic methods have occurred during that time. AIM This study primarily aims at describing opinions of(More)
The purpose of the study was to propose the recommendations for weaning infants from nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) and nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). Despite the fact that both methods are commonly used for respiratory insufficiency in infants, detailed recommendations for weaning have not been described so(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the thermal comfort of clinically stable neonates with normal body temperature by using infra-red colour thermography (THY). MATERIAL AND METHODS 32 babies were enrolled in the study. The axillary temperature was maintained in the range 36.6-37.0 degrees C and the air temperature in the incubator remained within the neutral range(More)
In this paper we outline the aims and methods of the Polish National Programme for Standardisation of Clinical Practice in Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care, with special reference to infants with low and extremely low birth weight. The aim of this Programme is to adjust the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the latest guide lines and(More)