From the Editors for 2018(5) - ​

Welcome to Fall and NANN conference time! With ANC Issue 5 we have the pleasure of introducing our two-part special series on congenital infections developed in coordination with our guest editor Dr. Desi Newberry. This special series highlights clinical management issues in an area of neonatal care with increasing prevalence in the NICU. In Issue 5 there are topics on congenital HIV, tuberculosis, as well as two articles on Zika. These clinical articles provide important insights into the care management of neonates with congenital infections. Other articles in this issue impacting clinical practice include temperature and humidity with mechanical ventilation, glucose gel for hypoglycemia, infant sleep and NICU noise, high-flow nasal cannula practice, neonatal thrombocytopenia, and assessment of early feeding skills. Finally an article on procedural simulation provides useful checklists for NNP performance.

We hope you will enjoy this issue and as always we welcome your feedback!

Multisensory Intervention for Preterm Infants Improves Sucking Organization

An intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with their babies more effectively results in better weight gain and growth for the infants. This Advances in Neonatal Care article shows that infants who receive this intervention grow better and also more rapidly develop the muscle control needed for successful feeding.

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Congenital Infections

Correlation of Premature Infant Sleep/Wakefulness and Noise Levels in the Presence or Absence of “Quiet Time”

Pugliesi, Raiani Roberta; Campillos, Michelle Siqueira; Calado Orsi, Kelly Cristina Sbampato; More

Advances in Neonatal Care. 18(5):393-399, October 2018.