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a device for the localized warming of young poultry in the first weeks of life. In the USSR electric brooders, in which the temperature can be changed by a regulatory screw and maintained automatically by means of a thermostat, are the most common type. In gas brooders, the air under the hood is heated by the burner flame or a ceramic radiator heated by it; air access to the burner is regulated by a thermostat. One electric or gas brooder will hold 500 chicks. Stoves with horizontal flues and pipes with central water heating, laid along or across the poultry house (covered with awnings), are also used for warming young fowl; in poultry factories battery brooders are used.


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THE parents of a baby girl who weighed less than a bag of sugar when she was born have backed the Daily Post's campaign to retain a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit in North Wales.
Dr Chris Burton, medical director of the North Bristol NHS Trust, said: "In August a premature baby sadly died in Southmead Hospital neonatal intensive care unit and pseudomonas infection contributed to the death.
During a May ceremony in Joplin, Mo., Mercy leaders and United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba announced details of a $5 million gift from the UAE Embassy to fund a pediatric section and the hospital's first neonatal intensive care unit. The NICU will provide specialized care for ill or premature newborn infants.
In addition, 55 Critical Care beds are available in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The acquired company comprises 14 physicians providing services to the neonatal intensive care unit at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, California, and two other local hospitals.
This pocket-sized guide for respiratory students in neonatal/pediatric classes, educators, residents, and graduates completing their orientation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit details the major categories of respiratory illnesses affecting patient populations, and common procedures and types of equipment used by a respiratory therapist to treat diseases.
Evidence was reviewed with the aims of identifying barriers that affect the mother-infant dyad within the neonatal intensive care unit and how nurses can actively support attachment.

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