L Plevani

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Background. Chronic neonatal pain can lead to long-term adverse effects on the immature brain. EDIN scale for prolonged pain might not be fully suitable for premature infants. We aimed to test a modified EDIN scale, adding postmenstrual age (PMA) as a sixth item (EDIN6). Methods. In a two-phase prospective study, pain was assessed in all neonates admitted(More)
BACKGROUND Late preterm infants account for the majority of preterm births. They are at an increased risk of neonatal mortality and morbidity and are less likely to initiate breastfeeding and to be exclusively breastfed at discharge compared to infants born at term. The aim of this study was to identify the facilitators and barriers to breastfeeding during(More)
Patient safetyis a priority worldwide. According to the WHO medical errors involve 1 in 10 patients, providing damageor injury, including standing up to cause death [1]. Even the nurses can not refrain from protecting the patient as regards security, as explained in Art. 29 of the Code of ethics of nurses [2]. The complexity of the Neo-natal Intensive Care(More)
Pre-term infants frequently experience difficulties in attaining independent oral feeding, thus delaying the achievement of an adequate nutritional status and hospital discharge. The aim of this retrospective, single-centre, observational study was to investigate the effect of co-morbidities on the timing of the achievement of full oral feeding in pre-term(More)
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