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Significant improvements in neonatal abstinence syndrome outcomes can result from a comprehensive quality improvement program

QI Program Can Up Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Decreases in pharmacologic treatment, adjunctive agent use, hospital length of stay, opioid tx days
Early introduction of solids is associated with significantly longer sleep and less-frequent waking for infants

Early Introduction of Solids Linked to Better Infant Sleep

Longer sleep duration, less frequent waking at night, and reduction in reported serious sleep problems
With 21 confirmed child vehicular heatstroke deaths already recorded this year in the United States

Parents Urged to ‘Look Before You Lock’ Cars

Parents urged to be extra vigilant over summer holiday to prevent child vehicular heatstroke deaths
In infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome outpatient pharmacotherapy is associated with longer length of therapy and higher rates of emergency department utilization than exclusive inpatient treatment

Outpatient Care Less Efficient for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Also, 1.52 higher odds of ER visits for outpatient pharmacotherapy compared with inpatient treatment
Most infants and toddlers aged 6 to 23 months consume added sugar

Most Infants and Toddlers Consume Added Sugar

On any given day, 85 percent of infants, toddlers aged 6 to 23 months had added sugar intake
Teen mothers who are in the care of child protection services (CPS) when they gave birth have more than a seven times higher likelihood that their child will be taken into care before age 2 years

Babies of Adolescents in CPS Care More Likely to Be Taken Into Care

Intergenerational cycle of involvement seen for teen mothers and their children
Poor prenatal growth and higher postnatal anger have indirect effects on infant reactivity and regulation

Fetal Growth, Maternal Anger Impact Infant Regulation

Indirect effects for poor prenatal growth, higher postnatal anger on infant reactivity and regulation
Use of systematic review methodology is associated with reduced likelihood of screening for rare diseases using the newborn blood spot test being recommended

Use of Systematic Reviews Affects Newborn Screening Policy

Reduces probability that screening for rare disease in newborn blood spot test will be recommended
For pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx

Early acetaminophen exposure after pediatric cardiac surgery may reduce rate of acute kidney injury
A multidisciplinary improvement initiative can reduce overuse of interventions for bronchiolitis

Initiative Cuts Overuse of Tests, Treatments for Bronchiolitis

Reductions in ordering of chest radiographs, respiratory viral testing, bronchodilators