The NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scales (NNNS) is a tool for the comprehensive examination of normal full-term infants, preterm infants, and infants at risk because of prenatal substance exposure. NICU stands for neonatal intensive care unit. The NNNS can be used with infants through 6 weeks of age - and as early as 32 weeks gestational age for preterm infants - to guide assessment, evaluation, and early intervention. It is designed to evaluate neurobehavioral and neurological profiles, adaptations to stress, and the withdrawal status of neonates exposed to drugs in utero. The NNNS is useful for assessment of all at-risk infants and can serve as a basis for consultation with families and a guide for intervention. The test takes about 20 minutes (plus 10-15 minutes for scoring) and can be administered by experiences clinicians after certification training, available internationally through video conferences.
Barry M. Lester, Edward Z. Tronick, Linda LaGasse, Ronald Seifer, Charles R. Bauer, Seetha Shankaran, Henrietta S. Bada, Linda L. Wright, Vincent L. Smeriglio, Jing Lu, Loretta P. Finnegan, Penelope L. Maza ...
Neurobehavioral organization describes infants abilities to organize themselves within their central nervous system maturation and environment. As part of infants environment, caregivers can structure the environment to support infants development. Care of the high-risk infant emphasizes support of infants emerging neurobehavioral organization. This article describes the theoretical rationale of neurobehavioral organization, effect on the infant and family, and assessments available to the neonatal occupational therapist for use with high-risk infants. Information gained via neurobehavioral assessment can be used to engage parents in better understanding their infants behaviors and interact at a level appropriate with their infant. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Maternal cocaine use and infant behavior. AU - Neuspiel, D. R.. AU - Hamel, S. C.. AU - Hochberg, E.. AU - Greene, J.. AU - Campbell, D.. PY - 1991. Y1 - 1991. N2 - We hypothesized that prenatal cocaine exposure results in less optimal infant behavior and more impaired maternal-infant interaction in healthy term infants. Infants were evaluated with the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) at days 1-3 and 11-30 of age, and mother-infant pairs with the Nursing Child Assessment of Feeding Scale (NCAFS) at 7-16 weeks of age. Drug use was determined from confidential interviews, urine assays and medical records. Cocaine-exposed infants (N=51) were no different than unexposed comparison infants (N=60) on the first NBAS exam. On the second NBAS exam, 20 cocaine-exposed infants had slightly lower motor cluster scores compared with those of 32 unexposed infants (p=0.01), but this difference was reduced after control for several confounding variables. The NCAFS detected no ...
BACKGROUND/AIM: Selenium (Se) levels in pregnancy have been linked to neurobehavioral development of the offspring. DNA methylation is a potential mechanism underlying the impacts of environmental exposures on fetal development; however, very few studies have been done elucidating the role of DNA methylation linking prenatal Se and child neurobehavior. We aimed to investigate the associations between placental Se concentration and epigenome-wide DNA methylation in two U.S. cohorts, and to assess the association between Se-related DNA methylation modifications and newborns neurobehavior. METHODS: We measured placental Se concentrations in 343 newborns enrolled in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study and in 141 newborns in the Rhode Island Child Health Study. Genome-wide placental DNA methylation was measured by HumanMethylation450 BeadChip, and newborn neurobehavioral development was assessed by the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scales (NNNS). We meta-analyzed the associations between placental ...
The Prospective Infant Behavioral Study (PIBS) study is currently enrolling pregnant women to learn more about behaviors in newborns that may be related to developmental delays. This study involves two visits. The first involves a standardized assessment at birth that will help researchers learn more about how behaviors in newborns relate to their development. A second visit at 8 months of age will involve showing the infant videos on a screen that will help study personnel understand how he or she learns. ...
The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of marijuana (or ganja as it is called in Jamaica) consumption during pregnancy and lactation on offspring during the neonatal period. Despite the prevalence of marijuana use among women of childbearing age, 1-3 reports on the behavioral teratogenic effects of prenatal marijuana exposure have been conflicting and inconclusive. Fried and Makin, 4 for example, found that moderate levels of marijuana use in their middle-class Ottawa sample (7.0 joints per week) were associated with poorer habituation to light, higher levels of irritability, and increased tremors and startles as assessed by the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) between the third and sixth days of life. Tennes et al, 5 on the other hand, found no relationship between exposure to marijuana and the neonates behavior as rated by the NBAS. Similarly, a recent study of 373 lower socioeconomic status (SES) mothers and their neonates by Richardson and colleagues 6 ...
This study investigated infant neurobehavioral functioning during the newborn period in 334 full-term, African American neonates (187 cocaine exposed, 147 non-cocaine exposed) enrolled prospectively at birth, with documentation of drug exposure statu
Using data from parents of 761 infants from 6 independent samples, short (91 items, 14 scales) and very short (37 items, 3 broad scales) forms of the Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (IBQ-R), a well-established caregiver report measure of temperament for infants aged 3 to 12 months, were develo …
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Cyanobacterial β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) has been suggested as a causative or contributory factor in the development of several neurodegenerative diseases. However, no BMAA animal model has adequately shown clinical or behavioral symptoms that correspond to those seen in either Alzheimers Disease (AD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Parkinsons Disease (PD). We present here the first data that show that when neonatal rats were exposed to BMAA on postnatal days 3, 4 and 5, but not on gestational day 14 or postnatally on days 7 or 10, several AD and/or PD-related behavioral, locomotor and cognitive deficits developed ...
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Background: Intraventricular hemorrhages and respiratory distress syndrome are two common diseases in preterm infants. Observation-based care, may reduce the rate of these complications through energy saving, diminishing apnea periods and cerebral blood flow changes. Aim: to evaluate the effect of behavior observation-based care training for mothers on intraventricular hemorrhages and ventilation period. Methods: In this two-group clinical trial, 70 infants with gestation age of less than 32 weeks were observed in neonate intensive care unit of Omolbanin Hospital, 2014. In the intervention group, the mothers and nurses received training in infant behavior and care program, and preterm infants behavior were observed and recorded by means of Assessment of Preterm Infants Behavior. At the end of the intervention, incidence of cerebral hemorrhage and the hours of ventilation were recorded. The data were analyzed performing independent t-test, Chi-square and Pearson correlation coefficient, using SPSS.
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RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS Brief delay(,30 sec to ,60 sec ) in cord clamping as compared to early cord clamping (, 20 sec) leads to a better short term neurobehavioural outcome in preterm (34-36 wks) neonates when assessed by neurobehavioral assessment of preterm infants (n.a.p.i.) at 37 weeks of post conceptional ...
Group summary data are presented as median (range) for continuous numerical data and n (%) for categorical data. Individual values are also presented for each participant (continuous and discrete numerical data and categorical data). Mutations were presumed to have arisen de novo if there was no parental history of diabetes but the mutation status of the parents had not been confirmed with a genetic test. HbA1c values are the results available closest to the time of the neurobehavioral assessment. DCCT, Diabetes Control and Complications Trial; IFCC, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry; N/A, not applicable; NK, not known; SU, sulfonylureas. ...
Brazelton realized that childrens behavior affects parents just as parents behavior affects children. It is a two-way street.
Results. The mean number of annual admissions to an NICU was 657, with 26% outborn infants. Fifty-three percent were ,2500 g BW, 20% were ,1500 g BW (VLBW), and 65% were preterm (,38 weeks gestational age [GA]). Only 2% of mothers received no prenatal care. Antenatal steroids were given to 58%, but there was wide variation in use (23%-76%). Congenital anomalies were present in 14%, and 4% were small for GA (less than the third percentile). Admission illness severity was lowest among infants 33 to 37 weeks of GA and correlated with risk of death. Ninety-six percent of patients survived until discharge, but fewer survived at lower GA. No infant ,22 weeks GA survived. Seven percent of infants had at least 1 episode of infection, but 75% received antibiotics in the NICU. Forty-three percent received respiratory support, and 14% received surfactant. Nitric oxide was given to 150 term infants and to 102 preterm infants. Selected outcomes of VLBW infants were: survival rate (87%); chronic lung ...
The present results show that infants in the stress condition persisted in performing an action they previously had carried out repeatedly, even after that action became ineffective and an alternative action was freely and saliently available. In fact, these infants increased the frequency with which they performed the habitual action relative to performing the nonhabitual action over time. In contrast, infants in the no-stress condition disengaged from executing the habitual action in favor of exploring an alternative action. Infants in the stress condition did not engage to a lesser degree with the buttons during the test nor learn the actions generally more slowly than did infants in the no-stress condition. Thus, the effect of stress on infants behavior was highly specific.. There are at least three explanations for the observed effect of stress on infants behavior that are not mutually exclusive. During the second phase of the instrumental learning task, two processes might occur ...
For all neonatal physical therapy procedures, the infants behavioral and physiological responses before, during, and after the procedure must be recorded, including the assessment and monitoring of pain. In the video linked with the article, the infant demonstrated behavioral signs of stress and likely discomfort (legs abruptly recoiling into flexion, tremor in arms). Methods for recognizing behavioral stress were not described, and body-positioning strategies (containment rolls or nesting) to support the infants extremities during the EFIT were not evident ...
Up to 96% of Australian women want to breastfeed at the time of the birth. Women want to breastfeed so much that not being able to do so affects their mental health. Yet multiple studies demonstrate serious gaps in health professional training in the two most common post-birth problems: breastfeeding difficulty and unsettled infant behaviour. Both increase a womans risk of postnatal depression and are linked with poorer infant outcomes.. Undiagnosed problems with the baby latching on to the breast and finding a stable position during breastfeeding (which I call fit and hold) can lead to a range of distressing infant behaviours. These include back arching, refusing or fussing at the breast, crying, poor weight gain and excessive night waking. These signs of positional instability are often thought to be signs of reflux and treated with acid medications. But evidence shows these medications dont help the problem.. Existing approaches used to support fit and hold, including letting the baby ...
How new social members are enculturated into the interactional practices of the society they grow up in is crucial to an understanding of social interaction, as well as to an understanding of the role of culture in childrens social-cognitive development. Modern theories of infant development (e.g., Bruner 1982, Elman et al 1996, Tomasello 1999, Masataka 2003) emphasize the influence of particular interactional practices in the childs developing communicative skills. But interactional practices with infants - behaviors like prompting, pointing, turn-taking routines, and interacting over objects - are culturally shaped by beliefs about what infants need and what they can understand; these practices therefore vary across cultures in both quantity and quality. What effect does this variation have on childrens communicative development? This article focuses on one aspect of cultural practice, the interactional organization of attention and how it is socialized in prelinguistic infants. It surveys ...
How new social members are enculturated into the interactional practices of the society they grow up in is crucial to an understanding of social interaction, as well as to an understanding of the role of culture in childrens social-cognitive development. Modern theories of infant development (e.g., Bruner 1982, Elman et al 1996, Tomasello 1999, Masataka 2003) emphasize the influence of particular interactional practices in the childs developing communicative skills. But interactional practices with infants - behaviors like prompting, pointing, turn-taking routines, and interacting over objects - are culturally shaped by beliefs about what infants need and what they can understand; these practices therefore vary across cultures in both quantity and quality. What effect does this variation have on childrens communicative development? This article focuses on one aspect of cultural practice, the interactional organization of attention and how it is socialized in prelinguistic infants. It surveys ...
Sexualized Behaviors and Sexual Behavior Problems Although sexually abused children do not exhibit more physical aggression than clinical controls, they are at significant risk for exhibiting sexual behaviors in general and for developing sexual behavior problems (SBPs). Kendall-Tackett and colleagues (1993) review demonstrated that sexually abused children showed significantly more sexual behavior than did the clinical comparison groups (six of eight studies). Sexual behavior was only one of two symptoms sexually abused children showed more consistently than nonabused clinical children; the other was PTSD. Feeding the child, protecting the child from harm) that sensitively and appropriately meets the childs needs helps ensure infant survival and that of the species, thereby conferring evolutionary value upon the attachment system. The caregivers behavior generates a feeling of security in the child. At first, the infants behaviors are not directed at a specific individual. Gradually, the ...
Usually last about 1.5 hours for the first visit and 1 hour for follow up visits. This is a full spectrum visit that includes all aspects of breastfeeding from basic latch techniques to bonding and infant behavior. After this consult you will have the confidence to know that your baby is getting fed well. In some cases, follow up is needed.. Initial Office Visit, 1 to 1.5 hours, $160. Follow Up Visit, 1 hour, $ 80. This consult includes the following; * Full history * focus assessment of mom and baby * Infant oral exam * Identify problems. IE, shallow latch, tongue tie, nipple issues. *Adjustment to position and latch; return demonstration as many times as needed until you feel you can do it on your own. * Infant weight and weight gain evaluation. * Weighted feed to determine how much milk baby is getting at breast. * nipple shield initiation, correct usage, or how to discontinue * Alternate feeding methods; SNS, finger feeding, paced bottle feeding. * Personalized feeding plan of care. * Infant ...
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I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Parkemed? Does Parkemed has any short or long term side effects on infant?
Background:. Individuals with chronic illness often are at risk for developing neurobehavioral impairments due to effects of the disease and/or associated treatments.. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Neurobehavioral Group has been collecting neurobehavioral data obtained from the longitudinal psychometric testing of infants, children, adolescents, and adults with various chronic illnesses enrolled on IRB-approved protocols at the NIH since the 1980 s, many of which are now closed. In addition, we continue to collect neurobehavioral data obtained from assessments of individuals enrolled on current IRB-approved protocols.. The neurobehavioral test data from these evaluations, as well as demographic information, medical values, neurologic findings, and neuroimaging abnormalities, are stored in the neuropsychological database currently located on the secure NIH mainframe computer system.. Investigating the neurobehavioral functioning of children with chronic illness is important for identifying ...
Early ChildhoodNeurobehavioral Assessmentfor theDifferential Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndromeand Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder Bethesda Marriott Hotel Bethesda, Maryland March 8-10, 2000
We performed unilateral carotid artery occlusion on postnatal day 7-10 CD-1 mouse pups to create a neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) model ...
우리는 출생 후 하루에 일방적인 경 동맥 폐색을 수행 7-10 CD-1 신생아 hypoxic-허 혈 성 (HI) 모델을 만드는 새끼 마우스와 뇌 손상의 영향을 조사. 우리는 운영 되지 않은 정상 쥐에 비해 이러한 마우스...
This project compares: 1) traditional neurobehavioral assessment methods of measuring consciousness using the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) and 2) family beliefs of the same with the novel neuroimaging techniques that we are developing. The development of our fMRI paradigms builds upon previous work in the field which assesses function of anatomically dissociable cognitive processes. By specifically engaging in one of these processes, we are investigating whether the resulting pattern of brain activity can confirm that the patient is able to understand and perform the task, verifying the ability to follow commands. By linking each process with a yes/no response, the pattern of activity associated with that cognitive process can act as a proxy for a yes/no response. For example, if the patient is told to look at the word Yes if the answer to a question (such as Is your name Jack?) is yes, then observation of a brain pattern associated with reading the word, Yes, (as opposed to other ...
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton is a specialist in Developmental Medicine at Boston Childrens Hospital and can be reached at 857-218-4352
BACKGROUND: Previous reports of variations in outcomes among neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) examined only specific subpopulations of interest (eg, very low birth weight [VLBW] infants ,1500 g of birth weight [BW]).. OBJECTIVES: We report on current practice and outcomes variations in a population-based national study of Canadian NICUs from January 8, 1996 to October 31, 1997.. METHOD: Information on 20 488 admissions to 17 tertiary level NICUs across Canada was prospectively collected by trained abstractors using a standard manual of operations and definitions. Data were verified and analyzed in concert with a steering committee comprising experienced researchers and neonatologists. Patient information included demographic information, antenatal history, mode of delivery, problems at delivery, status of infant and problems at birth, illness severity (Clinical Risk Index for Babies, Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology, Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology-Version II), therapeutic intensity ...
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The Mouse NeuroBehavior Core is fully equipped to test a wide range of behavioral phenotypes in mouse models of central nervous system diseases.
Dr. Tim Oberlander is a physician-scientist whose work bridges developmental neurosciences and community child health. As a clinician he manages pain in children with developmental disabilities. As a researcher, his primary interest has been in studying how early life experiences shape stress/pain and related neurobehavioral outcomes during childhood. Dr. Oberlanders work extends from molecular/genetic studies to population epidemiological studies that characterize neurodevelopmental pathways that reflect risk, resiliency and developmental plasticity. To this end, he has published pioneering studies on neurobehavioral outcomes in young children of depressed mothers who were treated with an SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy.. This work shows that the developing brain has a remarkable capacity for plasticity and recovery. Even in the face of adversity, some children do very well. The goal of Dr. Oberlanders work is to figure out how and why this happens.Outcome measures include studies of ...
Functional Behavioral Assessment: A functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is a process to identify the function of a students behavior. The information collected during the FBA process should be used to create effective behavior supports and plans.
TV programs even if they designed as an educational tool for babies have a potential negative impact and no positive effect on infants until they reach 2 years.
Bodily movements are an essential component of social interactions. However, the role of movement in early mother-infant interaction has received little attention in the research literature. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between automatically extracted motion features and interaction quality in mother-infant interactions at 4 and 13 months. The sample consisted of 19 mother-infant dyads at 4 months and 33 mother-infant dyads at 13 months. The coding system Coding Interactive Behavior (CIB) was used for rating the quality of the interactions. Kinetic energy of upper-body, arms and head motion was calculated and used as segmentation in order to extract coarse- and fine-grained motion features. Spearman correlations were conducted between the composites derived from the CIB and the coarse- and fine-grained motion features. At both 4 and 13 months, longer durations of maternal arm motion and infant upper-body motion were associated with more aversive interactions, i.e.
The objective of this study is to characterize development of certain physiological variables in infants (low and high risk for serious mental illness, i.e., schizophrenia).. We are collecting data on the development of several psychophysiological variables in infants will little to no genetic risk for schizophrenia, those with a parent with the disease, and infants prenatally exposed to nicotine. Currently, we are collecting evoked potentials to pairs of auditory clicks (p50) and to tones presented at varying intervals (MMN). We are also gathering information on infants abilities to detect patterns in the presentation of visual images using eye movements. Most of these studies are conducted with infants from 2 to 6 months of age. ...
OBJECTIVE: to assess pain in preterm newborns and to compare the neonatal and therapeutic variables with the total scores of the Neonatal Facial Coding System of preterm newborns submitted to arterial puncture exposed to music and 25% oral glucose. METHOD: a comparative study with 48 recordings of preterm newborns - Group 1, music (26); Group 2, glucose 25% (22) - individually analyzed by three trained nurses, after Kappa of at least 80%. RESULTS: the variables and the pain scores of the groups did not present statistical significance (p | 0.05) according to the Neonatal Facial Coding System. 80.8% of the preterm infants in Group 1 had a higher quantitative score |/= 3 in the neonatal variables (gender, type of delivery), and therapeutic variables (type of oxygen therapy, place of hospitalization, type of puncture). CONCLUSION: There was no difference when comparing the music and glucose 25% groups and the variables studied.
While the eradication of smallpox has long been documented, not many know the Chinese roots of this historic achievement. In this revelatory study, Mary Augusta Brazelton examines the PRCs public health campaigns of the 1950s to explain just how China managed to inoculate almost six hundred million people against this and other deadly diseases.. Mass Vaccination tells the story of the people, materials, and systems that built these campaigns, exposing how, by improving the nations health, the Chinese Communist Party quickly asserted itself in the daily lives of all citizens. This crusade had deep roots in the Republic of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War, when researchers in Chinas southwest struggled to immunize as many people as possible, both in urban and rural areas. But its legacy was profound, providing a means for the state to develop new forms of control and of engagement. Brazelton considers the implications of vaccination policies for national governance, from rural health ...
The premature birth of an infant and the following neonatal intensive care cause psychological distress and can have a traumatizing effect on parents. The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment has the potential to exacerbate stress for parents of infants admitted to the NICU. Mothers have typically been found to have higher levels of distress than fathers and they experience significant levels of stress and depression in the early postpartum period. Maternal stress can have deleterious effects on mother-infant interaction, particularly on mothers abilities to form an attachment to their baby. Participating in infant care influences the maternal feelings in a positive direction. When the mother is nearby, breastfeeds and takes care of her childs daily care she has a feeling of participation. This situation creates a need for practices that support parents during the acute phase of their infants hospitalization in neonatal intensive care. The facilitation of maternal confidence and positive
Ainsworth herself was the first to find difficulties in fitting all infant behaviour into the three classifications used in her Baltimore study. Ainsworth and colleagues sometimes observed tense movements such as hunching the shoulders, putting the hands behind the neck and tensely cocking the head, and so on. It was our clear impression that such tension movements signified stress, both because they tended to occur chiefly in the separation episodes and because they tended to be prodromal to crying. Indeed, our hypothesis is that they occur when a child is attempting to control crying, for they tend to vanish if and when crying breaks through.[24] Such observations also appeared in the doctoral theses of Ainsworths students. Crittenden, for example, noted that one abused infant in her doctoral sample was classed as secure (B) by her undergraduate coders because her strange situation behaviour was without either avoidance or ambivalence, she did show stress-related stereotypic headcocking ...
NBASs Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Review is an effective tool for post-service NICU claims which frequently represent significant financial exposure. Through the review process, NBASs skilled registered nurses and panel of board certified physicians use multiple resources to determine if the care provided was medically necessary. NBAS also evaluates billed procedures, technology, and whether pharmacology may be considered experimental and/or investigational in nature and if duplicate charges, unbundled services and coding errors are present. NBAS validates that billed services and supplies were appropriate and essential for treatment based on nationally published and recognized criteria developed by the FDA, AMA, MCG (formerly Milliman), and other similar specialty organizations.. NICU CLAIM FACTS Over the past 25 years, preterm births have increased more than 35%. Today, about one preterm infant is born every minute in the United States. The per-case cost of NICU care is among the ...
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pain management presents a major challenge in neonatal care. Newborn infants who require medical treatment can undergo frequent invasive procedures during a critical period of neurodevelopment. However, adequate analgesic provision is infrequently and inconsistently provided for acute noxious procedures because of limited and conflicting evidence regarding analgesic efficacy and safety of most commonly used pharmacological agents. Here, we review recent advances in the measurement of infant pain and discuss clinical trials that assess the efficacy of pharmacological analgesia in infants. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently developed measures of noxious-evoked brain activity are sensitive to analgesic modulation, providing an objective quantitative outcome measure that can be used in clinical trials of analgesics. SUMMARY: Noxious stimulation evokes changes in activity across all levels of the infant nervous system, including reflex activity, altered brain activity and behaviour, and long
Metric qualities of the cognitive behavioral assessment for outcome evaluation to estimate psychological treatment effects Giorgio Bertolotti,1 Paolo Michielin,2 Giulio Vidotto,2 Ezio Sanavio,2 Gioia Bottesi,2 Ornella Bettinardi,3 Anna Maria Zotti4 1Psychology Unit, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Scientific Institute, Tradate, VA, 2Department of General Psychology, Padua University, Padova, 3Department of Mental Health and Addictive Behavior, AUSL Piacenza, Piacenza, 4Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Scientific Institute, Veruno, NO, Italy Background: Cognitive behavioral assessment for outcome evaluation was developed to evaluate psychological treatment interventions, especially for counseling and psychotherapy. It is made up of 80 items and five scales: anxiety, well-being, perception of positive change, depression, and psychological distress. The aim of the study was to present the metric qualities and to show validity and reliability of the five constructs of the questionnaire both
International researchers have urged greater use of simple neurobehavioral batteries in developing country settings where higher levels of exposure and a variety of cultural and demographic factors may both occur. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 144 farm members and 72 age and education frequency-matched controls from rural Ecuador,...
Analgesics/Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Analgesics work either by inhibiting the inflammatory processes or by altering the pain perception in the CNS. In all instances, a conservative approach to massage therapy should be utilized because information about tissue response, muscle guarding, and other signs will be altered in this patient population.24 In general, patient feedback about pain and depth of pressure may be misleading and potential for over treatment of massage therapy exists. It is best to schedule treatments toward the end of the dosing period, prior to the next dose, when the drug is at the lowest levels in the body to maximize the accuracy of feedback and to optimize the medical stability. Side effects of these agents commonly include dizziness, drowsiness, and postural hypotension, all which can be potentiated by massage therapy. Therefore, always determine the impact of massage therapy during future visits and adjust the treatment course accordingly.24 Some NSAIDS have ...
My interest in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics covers a broad range of topics--all which are related to the optimal developmental and behavioral functioning of the child and the family. I have spent the majority of my professional time focusing on the care of the fussy baby and developing new models of clinical care and support for the family. My expertise, leadership, training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics has many facets and include mentoring from Dr. T Berry Brazelton, Dr. Steven Porges, and Mr. Fred Rogers.. My academic focus at Northwestern focuses on a clinical research program investigating behavioral regulation during early infancy. My previous research has identified new and novel non-pharmacological analgesic treatments for use during hospital procedures. My current academic focus will expand physician-family communication needed to convey technical medical and sensitive developmental information by using communication strategies that create relationship-based and ...
In Canada, unintentional injury represents the leading cause of death among young children. Infants remain particularly vulnerable as they are gaining access to hazards through increased mobility, yet unable to properly assess and avoid risk. The current study examined the rate and type of injury-risk behaviours, how these relate to injury-risk, and parent supervision patterns, with the focus on three stages of motor-development (sitting, crawling, and walking). Eighty-five parent-infant dyads were followed over the course of an average 6 months. Results found stability in infant risk-taking over development, with these rates predicting infant injury-risk across development. The majority of injury-risk behaviours occurred while infants were within view of supervisors but with infants out of reach about 55% of this time. The significance of these results for understanding infant injury-risk is discussed ...
Summary: Prior needed just nine minor league starts-striking out 79 in 51 innings-before reaching the big leagues, and the following year he was one of the best pitchers in the game. The rest of the story is well-documented. Brazelton is a simple bust, and never made any advancement from being a big guy who threw hard and changed speeds well. Karp was highly comparable to current Nationals prospect Garrett Mock, in that scouts never understood why a player with his size and stuff couldnt get minor league hitters out more consistently. Smith was a surprise at seven, though in Baltimores defense he arguably had more arm strength than any lefty available; its possible that he came in as damaged goods. Van Benschoten was also a surprise pick in the sense that he led Division I in home runs in his final year at Kent State, and many teams preferred him as a hitter. The choice to develop him on the mound looked like a good one before the shoulder problems, though he is pitching well at Triple-A this ...
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In 1972 psychologist Ed Tronick first did the still-face experiment that forever changed our understanding of the parent-child bond and how our childhood experiences influence the success or failure of our adult relationships. Find out why 12 million people have found these two minutes life-changing. In the video, you will experience a healthy mother-child bond ...
Adults are not the only ones who can benefit from massage therapy. In between childhood and adulthood, teens experience massive changes on both a physiological
Massage therapy is the application of mechanical force to the body by various hand movements. The masseur strokes, kneads, compresses, and pounds
The foam-rolling technique, called self-myofascial release (SMR), works similar to massage therapy, only rather than a therapist applying manual press
My baby boy was born on 8th of March and will be 5 months old in 10 days. A month ago on 29th June, I weighed him using my home digital scale and he was 12.10 lbs. A week after that on 7th July, I took him for a vaccination and he was weighed at the clinic. His weight was still 12.10 lbs. The doctor said that hes small at 97th percentile but not to worry as hes otherwise developing well. Today, its 29th July, and Ive just weighed him again. He is still 12.10 lbs. Ive checked that
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The Shanghai consumer watchdog has launched an investigation into a company over its alleged involvement in the death of a 3-month-old infant.
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The act of tipping is a fascinating phenomenon. More and more professions appreciate and even encourage tips. What about massage therapy?
Paard: paardenrassen Tips De Nederlandse Warmbloed Paard Zelfs vandaag de dag, de Nederlandse paarden blijven worden beïnvloed door ingevoerd bloed, maar de bijzondere kwaliteiten (temperament, aanpassingsvermogen en degelijkheid), die de Nederlandse warmbloed paard uniek heb