Chart 3 3: Fetal and Neonatal
Monitoring Market Breakdown, U.
Ongoing Initiatives in Neonatal
and Infant Care Equipment Market
Dr Mahmoud Saleh Al Halik, Consultant Neonatologist and Head of Paediatric Department at Latifa Hospital, said: "This registry will help determine the frequency and distribution of critically ill neonates in the UAE, it will stimulate and facilitate research on neonatal
critical illness and its management.
Members of the neonatal
nurses' college include nurse leaders who are often called on to support national initiatives that advocate for neonatal
nurses and neonates.
Improvements have been made to the service in Wales, such as the introduction of a cot locator system and a neonatal
transport service in North and South Wales.
Issues facing the provision of neonatal
care have been highlighted in the past few years with many units being forced to close to new admissions due to a lack of cots or lack of trained staff.
Olof Stephansson from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and colleagues conducted a study on nearly 30,000 women of Nordic countries to examine whether SSRI exposure during pregnancy was associated with increased risks of stillbirth, neonatal
death, and postneonatal death.
While a review of maternity, neonatal
and paediatric services in North Wales is underway, which seeks to address this issue among others, it has already been subject to a number of delays.
Since Al Wasl Hospital has an equipped NICU and an expert team of neonatal
and maternity specialists, it receives a majority of the neonatal
cases in the Emirate, and therefore it is imperative to expand the NICU facilities to cater to the population's future needs," said Dr Mohammad Al Olama, CEO of the Hospital Services Sector.
Nonetheless, 53 resulted in neonatal
death within 28 days of delivery--nearly half of them (45%) within 48 hours of delivery and three-quarters (74%) within the first week.
The Midlands North neonatal
network, which covers Shropshire, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton and the Black Country, had the second worst record, with 4.
While these variations may be due to the demographics of the population covered by the network, such as high and low maternal age, obesity and smoking, other factors, such as access to care during pregnancy and speed of access to the right level of neonatal
care, may also have an influence.