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Heliox mixture improves gas exchange in ventilated low birth weight infants

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Use of a helium/oxygen mixture can improve gas exchange and pulmonary mechanics in very low birth weight infants on long-term mechanical ventilation, new research shows. Heliox has been shown to have beneficial effects on various pulmonary diseases in both adults and in...

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Elective repeat cesarean linked to increased need for NICU care

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Full-term neonates delivered through elective repeat cesarean have higher rates of respiratory morbidity, hypoglycemia, and admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) than infants delivered by vaginal birth after a previous cesarean, investigators in Denver report in the...

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Early duct bypass operation for biliary atresia produces best outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The earlier the Kasai operation is performed to bypass extrahepatic bile ducts in cases of biliary atresia, the better is the long-term outcome, according to a report in the May issue of Pediatrics. The finding makes a case for routine neonatal screening for biliary atresia. ...