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The NICU environment: Not all silence is golden

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October 17, 2013
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Medical technology has improved the survival rates of premature infants, but adverse developmental outcomes are a continuing problem. Researchers have turned their attention to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where premature infants spend their first few weeks or months, for potential answers. In a new study, researchers studied the relationship between different room types in the NICU and the developmental outcomes of the children at 2 years of age.


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  1. Roberta G. Pineda, Jeff Neil, Donna Dierker, Christopher D. Smyser, Michael Wallendorf, Hiroyuki Kidokoro, Lauren C. Reynolds, Stephanie Walker, Cynthia Rogers, Amit M. Mathur, David C. Van Essen, Terrie Inder. Alterations in Brain Structure and Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Preterm Infants Hospitalized in Different Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Environments. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.047

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