The neonatal intensive care units in many hospitals have turned to infant massage as a means of comforting, calming, and also stimulating premature infants.
NEC is responsible for 2-5 percent of cases in newborn intensive care units (NICU).
High-risk mothers should always give birth in hospitals with neonatal intensive care units where appropriate facilities are available to treat asphyxia neonatorum.
Equally important are the people who care for children outside the home such as, nurses on neonatal intensive care units (NICU) that work with premature babies and those who work with the disabled.
Hyperglycemia in children during severe illness is a risk factor for poor outcomes in the underlying illness and has been reported as a cause of increased mortality in pediatric intensive care units.