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A brief overview of obstetric brachial plexus palsy

Brachial plexus injuries can be classified in several ways, such as by severity, where the injury is categorised as avulsion, rupture, neuroma or neuropraxia (Synder-Warwick, 2021) (Figure 2)..

Maternal intrapartum fluids and neonatal weight loss in the breastfed infant

Searches of key databases (CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, EMCARE) were conducted using a search strategy developed in collaboration with the local NHS library service (Table 1). Known researchers in this...

Gestational metabolic syndrome and neonatal anthropometric indices: a prospective cohort study

This prospective cohort study was carried out on 455 pregnant women in Tehran in 2016–2017. Pregnant women attending Nilou Laboratory (a medical laboratory in Tehran, Iran) for their routine prenatal...

Preterm birth and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

In this study, the overall prevalence of preterm birth was 9% (95% CI:6.1%, 12.1%). We identified mothers who smoked during the current pregnancy, history of pregnancy complications, and five and...

Acceptability of newborn pulse oximetry screening

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the general medical term for heart defects that are present from birth CHD accounts for up to 10% of neonatal deaths and up to 40% of all infant deaths when left...

Consent for newborn screening and storage of blood samples

Newborn bloodspot screening is seen as one of the most important public health initiatives and is practised in most high-income countries In England, newborn bloodspot screening is introduced to...

Common skin complaints in neonates

Alongside the midwife's role in antenatal care and during birth, responsibilities extend to some care of the newborn in the first few weeks of life, during which time a variety of skin problems may...

National survey of current practice standards for the newborn and infant physical examination

The newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) is an integral part of child health surveillance in the UK, with current standards recommending all babies have a NIPE performed within 72 hours of...

Is frenotomy effective in improving breastfeeding in newborn babies with tongue-tie? A literature review

With the increasingly persuasive evidence that breastfeeding provides infants and mothers with significant health benefits (Oddy et al, 1999; Kull et al, 2002; UNICEF, 2010), midwives and other health...

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