Failure to timely diagnose and treat an incompetent cervix can have tragic consequences for the baby, such as very early labor, which can cause permanent brain damage and death.
A groundbreaking study of a device that has the potential to instantly detect seizure activity in a newborn began this month. Instant detection of seizures, which often have no outward symptoms, can lead to prompt intervention and treatment of the seizure activity. This could prevent much of the brain damage – and even death – caused by seizures. Indeed, the device, called cot-side technology, may save a lot of lives.
Tips for avoiding deadly hospital-acquired infections.