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Ten infants are known to have died in the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper since 2015

Ten Infant Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers

All infants died after rolling from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained
Machine-learning models that use electronic health record data can identify infants with sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit hours before clinical recognition

Machine-Learning Models Allow Early Detection of Sepsis in NICU

Models using EHR data from infants in NICU can detect sepsis hours before clinical signs are apparent
Wireless epidermal electronic systems with in-sensor analytics are feasible for use in the neonatal intensive care unit

Wireless Sensor System Feasible for Monitoring Vital Signs in NICU

Operation possible when immersed in water and compatible with essential medical imaging
A new prediction rule can accurately identify febrile infants aged ≤60 days at low risk for serious bacterial infections using urinalysis

Prediction Rule IDs Febrile Infants 0 to 2 Months Old at Low Risk for...

Rule relies on clinical information, absolute neutrophil count, procalcitonin, urinalysis results
Between 1997 and 2014

1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2

Television accounted for most screen time in children aged 0 to 2 and 3 to 5 years in 2014
Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 5 years of age are equivalent after brief general anesthesia or awake-regional anesthesia in infancy

Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment

General anesthesia less than one hour does not seem to alter neurodevelopmental outcome at age 5
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have implemented newborn screening policies for critical congenital heart disease

CDC: Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Dz Widespread

All 50 states, D.C. have implemented screening policies; data collection efforts have lagged
A bill that would place more restrictions on children's genitalia surgery in California raises serious concerns among doctors in the state. Under the bill

California Bill Would Tighten Controls on Children’s Genitalia Surgery

Doctors who violate the proposed law could be disciplined by the state's medical board
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed the recommendation for use of ocular prophylaxis for gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published online Jan. 29 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Eye Infections in Newborns Advised

USPSTF reaffirms use of antibiotic ointment to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum
Mandated neonatal abstinence syndrome surveillance and reporting allows state health departments to quantify incidence and informs programs and services

Mandated Neonatal Abstinence Reporting Helps Quantify Cases

Five of six states with mandatory reporting receive case reports within 30 days of diagnosis