Recent Neonatal Kidney Publications

Risk Factors for Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Neonates: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

1 month 3 weeks ago
Background and Objective: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is recognized as an independent risk factor for mortality and long-term poor prognosis in neonates. The objective of the study was to identify the risk factors for AKI in critically ill neonates to provide an important basis for follow-up research studies and early prevention. Methods: The PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, WanFang Med, SinoMed, and VIP Data were searched for studies of...
Qian Hu

Nursing Experience Using Art Therapy With Parents Facing the Death of a Newborn

1 month 3 weeks ago
When a newborn requires immediate hospitalization due to a potentially life-threatening situation, parents face a sudden and significant increase in stress. This situation and the potential loss of their child will bring great grief and loss to the parents, which may lead to conditions that foster dysfunctional family dynamics. This article describes the author's experience providing hospice care to a dying infant with a group B streptococcus infection in the neonatal intensive care unit. The...
Wan-Chen Yu

The Impact of Functional and Structural Maturation of the Kidney on Susceptibility to Drug and Chemical Toxicity in Neonatal Rodents

1 month 3 weeks ago
Drug responses are often unpredictable in juvenile animal toxicity studies; hence, optimizing dosages is challenging. Renal functional differences based on age of development will often result in vastly different toxicologic responses. Developmental changes in renal function can alter plasma clearance of compounds with extensive renal elimination. Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs vary depending on animal age and kidney maturation. Toxicity can result in malformations...
Kendall S Frazier