Doctors Not Always in the “Pink” with Newborn Apgar Scores

One measure on the Apgar test is raising concerns. Some doctors are so concerned they're calling for a reassessment of the criteria used for newborn evaluation. ... read more »

Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin, eyes and mucus membranes, is actually quite common in newborns. ... read more »

Hypothyroidism Risk in Newborns with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Researchers from the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles pulled medical records for 135 newborns from the optic nerve hypoplasia registry. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were tested in all subjects. ... read more »

Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction Treatment Effects

Neonates born with intestinal obstructions are treated surgically in infancy. There are no studies revealing the long-term motor and cognitive development of these children during childhood years. ... read more »

What Is the Apgar Score?

The Apgar score is named after a New York anesthesiologist, Dr. Virginia Apgar, who in 1952 described the score as a means to assess the baby's status 1 and 5-minutes after birth. Learn what it means for your baby. ... read more »

Newborn Evaluation Right After Birth

Most babies are examined right after birth and within about 24 hours after delivery to maked sure that they are born without any major problems. ... read more »

Baby: The First Hours After Birth

You've made it through labor and met your baby for the first time - now what happens? Baby will be taken to the weighing station where mucus and fluid is sucked from the mouth and the initial Apgar score is noted. ... read more »

Where is My Baby? Post Labor Questions

After labor is over and the umbilical cord is cut, your baby is taken to a warmer in the delivery room. The initial Apgar score is given, baby is given a bracelet that matches yours and prints are made for security. ... read more »

Sensorineural Hearing Loss After Passing Newborn Screen

A new study recently published in the JAMA Network journal Otolarynology ' Head and Neck Surgery, brings to light the inconsistencies betweennewborn screening results and childhood hearing. ... read more »

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Retinopathy of prematurity, called ROP in the medical community, affects premature infants and newborns. The disease can be mild or severe. When first diagnosed in the 1940s, the condition was called retrolental fibroplasia. ... read more »

Sani-Cloth Use May Affect Newborn Screen Results

Researchers and doctors at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota noticed 10 cases of what appeared to be malonic aciduria within seven months at the hospital. ... read more »

Toxoplasma Infection in Mexican Newborns

  A systemic review of clinical data collected on toxoplasma infection between 1954 and 2009 was recently published out of the University of Guadalajara.  ... read more »

Should Newborn Screening Protocols Include Genome Sequencing?

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, question the value of including genome sequencing to the standard regimen of tests given to newborn babies. ... read more »

Influences on Biomarkers for Newborn Screening

Fine-tuning medical tests to better serve doctors in terms of diagnostic care was the subject of a study completed by researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at various hospitals and clinics associated with the University of Iowa. ... read more »

Newborn Screening of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

According to researchers in Sweden, medical technology may be out-advancing medical guidelines. ... read more »

Maternal Predictors of Cardiometabolic Traits in Newborns

The impact of maternal health and habits are the topic of multiple research studies. One of the newest studies from researchers in Canada examines the impact of maternal factors and characteristics of pregnancy on cardiometabolic traits in newborns. ... read more »

Salivary Markers Do Not Predict Pain in Newborns

Researchers in Japan recently published a study in the journal Early Human Development involving 47 newborns, all healthy and between three and four days old. The authors tested salivary biomarkers for hormonal changes in response to pain. ... read more »