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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Oesophageal atresia (OA) and tracheo-oesophageal fistula often occur together. Oesophageal atresia is when the oesophagus ends blindly and is not in continuity with the stomach. This means food cannot reach the stomach. The baby is at risk of... Read more...

Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Osteopenia is a significant problem for very premature babies, and there is some suggestion that hypophosphataemia prolongs the need for ventilatory support. Some very premature babies have very ‘thin’ bones on their x-rays. Supplementation with... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated28 Nov 2018
Ideally, screening is performed 24 hours after birth on infants who appear well and the screening is performed during standard working hours (08:00 to 16:00). If necessary, screening can be performed as early as four hours and up to 48 hours after... Read more...