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SNAP-II and SNAPPE-II: Simplified newborn illness severity and mortality risk scores.
OBJECTIVES Illness severity scores for newborns are complex and restricted by birth weight and have dated validations and calibrations. We developed and validated simplified neonatal illness severityExpand
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Variations in central venous catheter-related infection risks among Canadian neonatal intensive care units
Background. The objective of this study was to examine central venous catheter (CVC)-related nosocomial blood stream infection risks of umbilical venous, percutaneous and Broviac catheters, as wellExpand
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Variations in Practice and Outcomes in the Canadian NICU Network: 1996–1997
Background. Previous reports of variations in outcomes among neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) examined only specific subpopulations of interest (eg, very low birth weight [VLBW] infants <1500 gExpand
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Demographic and therapeutic determinants of pain reactivity in very low birth weight neonates at 32 Weeks' postconceptional Age.
BACKGROUND Management of pain in very low birth weight infants is limited by a lack of empiric knowledge about the multiple determinants of biobehavioral reactivity in infants receiving neonatalExpand
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A pilot cohort analytic study of Family Integrated Care in a Canadian neonatal intensive care unit
BackgroundWe have developed a Family Integrated Care (FIC) model for use in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where parents provide most of the care for their infant, while nurses teach andExpand
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Effect of fresh red blood cell transfusions on clinical outcomes in premature, very low-birth-weight infants: the ARIPI randomized trial.
CONTEXT Even though red blood cells (RBCs) are lifesaving in neonatal intensive care, transfusing older RBCs may result in higher rates of organ dysfunction, nosocomial infection, and length ofExpand
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Incidence and Timing of Presentation of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants
OBJECTIVES: To examine the variation in the incidence and to identify the timing of the presentation of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in a cohort of preterm infants within the Canadian NeonatalExpand
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Outcomes of planned home births versus planned hospital births after regulation of midwifery in British Columbia.
BACKGROUND The choice to give birth at home with a regulated midwife in attendance became available to expectant women in British Columbia in 1998. The purpose of this study was to evaluate theExpand
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Transport risk index of physiologic stability: a practical system for assessing infant transport care.
OBJECTIVES To develop and validate a practical, physiology-based system for assessment of infant transport care. STUDY DESIGN Transport teams prospectively collected data, before and afterExpand
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Variations in Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Objectives: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common acquired intestinal disease of neonates. Previous reports on incidence have generally examined small cohorts of extremelyExpand
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