M Teresa Esqué Ruiz

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This article makes certain recommendations on the care of the healthy newborn. Firstly, we discuss the situations that should be reported to the pediatrician/neonatologist and the reasons why the presence of these specialists is required in the delivery room (urgent or elective cesarean section, preterm labor). Secondly, we discuss the most important(More)
INTRODUCTION Homecare (HC) is a service offering home medical and nursing care to the patient at home in equal quantity and quality as in the hospital. The aim of the article is to describe the changes in the HC of preterm and full-term low-birth-weight infants in our department from 2002-2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS The HC database is revised. The(More)
Seven cases of neonatal systemic candidiasis are summarized. This means an incidence of 8.3% respect total amount of newborns admitted and 3.7% of babies admitted in the intensive care unit. Clinical presentation was not specific. Five blood cultures were positive and in two cases meningitis was recognized. Two cases died. Six cases were treated with(More)
INTRODUCTION In-Home nursing care of the preterm newborn helps to bring the family situation to normal, promotes breastfeeding and development of the newborn, and enables the reorganization of health care resources. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that in-home nursing care of the preterm newborn leads to an increase in weight and a similar(More)
Three cases of serious infections due to Candida parapsilosis in infants are reported. Two patients are children exposed to abdominal surgery, parenteral nutrition and antibiotic treatment, who developed catheter-associated sepsis with successful response to change of catheter and intravenous amphotericin B, despite one of the patients showed a relapse some(More)
INTRODUCTION Neonatal units are one of the hospital areas most exposed to the committing of treatment errors. A medication error (ME) is defined as the avoidable incident secondary to drug misuse that causes or may cause harm to the patient. The aim of this paper is to present the incidence of ME (including feeding) reported in our neonatal unit and its(More)
OBJECTIVE The care of very sick babies requires the use of invasive catheters in the neonatal intensive care unit. Our objective was to review the invasive catheters placed (umbilical and epicutaneous) between 1994 and 1998 and describe the guidelines used to take care of the intravenous lines. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two periods were compared (January 1994(More)