high-risk infant


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high-risk infant

Neonatology An infant at ↑ risk of suffering co-morbidity and potentially fatal complications due to fetal, maternal or placental anomalies or an otherwise compromised pregnancy. See High risk preganancy.

high-risk in·fant

(hī-risk in'fănt)
A newborn considered to be in greater danger of health problems than the norm in the first month of life. Premature infants are more likely to be so categorized than infants carried to term.
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With a staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors and social workers, this clinical program is able to provide comprehensive mental health care for the parents of high-risk infants. Over the last five years we have screened over 1200 women.
Some data suggest there might be limited access to donor milk, which is recommended for preterm and other high-risk infants when mother's milk is unavailable.
In 1991, Selzer, Lindgren and Blackman did a study involving 20 high-risk infants with IVH, 20 high-risk infants without IVH and 70 control infants.
The authors incorporated views from parents who have experienced such decisions concerning their high-risk infants, as well as a survey of how Norwegian health care professionals feel about these ethical dilemmas.
High-risk infants are usually screened for iron deficiency between 9 and 12 months of age with a hematocrit measurement.
"The reasons for this are unclear but could reflect parental and provider factors, such as perceptions of medical vulnerability, vaccine safety beliefs, understanding of current vaccine recommendations, and provider-family vaccine communication, as well as health care use patterns in these high-risk infants," the authors write.
This finding supports previously published studies that pretreatment ECG is not necessary, despite consensus guidelines published in 2013 that recommend ECG screening of high-risk infants presenting with below-normal heart rate, arrhythmia, or family history of either arrhythmia or congenital heart disease.
Previously, Denisova in her studies showed that high-risk infants (those who had a sibling with autism) were less likely to turn their heads in response to spoken language than other developing infants.
According to the companies, Synagis is a medicine for the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in high-risk infants and is the only approved preventative medicine for the MEDI8897 is a follow-on candidate to Synagis and a monoclonal antibody (mAb) being investigated for the prevention of LRTI caused by RSV in a broad infant population.
Also, Synagis, the only approved RSV prophylaxis for high-risk infants, complements Sobi's expertise in paediatrics and immunology.
Therapists from the US present 10 sections with learning objectives, key concepts, legal and ethical issues, and case-based learning activities, addressing interprofessional approaches and frameworks for pediatric practice, culturally competent pediatric care, human growth development, workplace culture and key competencies for interprofessional management of pediatric care, interprofessional care of high-risk infants, teamwork in early intervention, working with families of young children with special needs, providing support for children in educational settings, and providing interprofessional medical care for children and adolescents.