Clarissa Karlsson, a board-certified music therapist at Children's National Health System, discusses the benefits of music therapy for premature infants in the Baltimore Sun's Maryland Family Magazine. She explained that music therapy can positively affect premature infants’ physiological stability, increase opportunities for bonding and attachment with caregivers, and provide appropriate developmental stimulation.
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Children’s National Health System is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
Apnea is a term for the absence of breathing for more than 20 seconds. It can occur in full-term babies, but is more common in premature babies. The more premature the baby, the greater the chances that apnea will occur.
A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered premature, that is, born before complete maturity.
Billie Lou Short, MD, was a guest on Doctor Radio, covering the evolution of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), told through the case of one of the hospital's first ECMO patients who, now 30 years later, is a hospitalist at a children's hospital in Tennessee.