GALT Deficiency Galactosemia

Galactosemia is an inborn error of galactose metabolism that results from a deficiency in one of three enzymes. This article focuses on classical, clinical variant and biochemical variant (Duarte) galactosemias. Confirmatory testing, acute and long-term management, and outcomes for these galactosemia types are discussed, as well as the importance of genetic counseling and testing for the infant and family to refine reproductive risk.

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Interdisciplinary Guidelines for Care of Women Presenting to the Emergency Department With Pregnancy Loss

An interdisciplinary summit was held to explore the needs of women who present to the emergency department with actual or potential pregnancy loss. Thirty-two experts in the field of pregnancy loss, 17 of whom represented their professional organizations, participated. The guidelines that were developed delineate how to better provide physical, emotional, and bereavement support to woman and their families at any stage of pregnancy loss. Reprinted with permission from The National Perinatal Association.

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Respectful Disposition After Miscarriage: Clinical Practice Recommendations

Respectful disposition after miscarriage is a continuum of care that includes procedures for the safe and respectful handling of all fetal remains, accurate and sensitive patient information, disposition options, and person-, family-, and culture-centered nursing care. Compassionate clinical practice guidelines for healthcare providers for respectful disposition after miscarriage are presented.

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Newborn Safety Bundle to Prevent Falls and Promote Safe Sleep

It is not uncommon for mothers to fall asleep while holding their baby during postpartum hospitalization. In this context, newborn babies are at risk for falls and suffocation. The clinical team at one hospital developed a newborn infant safety bundle to promote safe sleep and minimize risk of infant falls and drops. Results are promising in preventing unsafe sleep conditions and newborn falls.

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