Obstetrics & gynaecology

Newborns should receive vitamin K within six hours of birth

Vitamin K should be administered as a single intramuscular dose for all newborns as prophylaxis for vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), according to a policy statement published in the March issue of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics

Biosensors transform the diagnosis of infections in newborns

Sepsis refers to a systemic (body-wide) infection accompanied by inflammation. Newborn infants are particularly susceptible to developing sepsis, given their naïve and under-developed immune systems. The infant immune system ...

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