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  • Janet Pettit
  • Advances in neonatal care : official journal of…
  • 2002
Inserting, maintaining, and monitoring vascular access are integral components of neonatal care. Advances in vascular access technology have led to the insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) to provide stable venous access for early and aggressive parenteral nutrition. Medications that are irritating or damaging, or those with a high(More)
Infiltration and extravasation are risks of intravenous administration therapy involving unintended leakage of solution into the surrounding tissue. Consequences range from local irritation to amputation. While immediate action using appropriate measures (ie, dilution, extraction, antidotes, and supportive treatments) can decrease the need for surgical(More)
  • Janet Pettit
  • Advances in neonatal care : official journal of…
  • 2003
Inserting, monitoring, and maintaining peripheral venous access is an integral component of neonatal nursing care. Although complications associated with peripheral vascular devices are typically minor, some infants may experience life-threatening sequelae or serious and prolonged alterations in function. This article provides a review of the relevant(More)
BACKGROUND This paper presents the rationale, reliability, and validity of a behavior-based food coding system for measuring fruit (F), juice (J), vegetable (V), sweetened beverage, and water consumption in children. METHODS Coding algorithms for FJV, sweetened beverages, and water were developed for use with the Nutrition Data System for Research(More)
  • Janet Pettit
  • Advances in neonatal care : official journal of…
  • 2007
Placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is often complicated by the infant's small size and previous use of the peripheral veins, making the traditional means of insertion inadequate. New techniques and technologies, previously reserved for pediatric and adult patients, are now available for use in neonates and can enhance the practice(More)
A total of 14,342 patients with skin diseases who had attended either the National University of Malaysia skin clinic or a private dermatological office were analysed. Five hundred and thirty-four cases (3.7%) had atopic eczema, the prevalence being highest among the Malays (4.3%). The prevalence of atopic eczema among clinic attenders is lower in all three(More)
  • Janet Pettit
  • Advances in neonatal care : official journal of…
  • 2003
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are frequently placed in neonates to optimize nutrition and provide stable infusions of critical medications into the central vascular system. PICCs have been associated with a number of device-specific complications that can manifest during insertion, while the line is indwelling, and/or after the removal of(More)