Acta Paediatrica

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Edited By: Hugo Lagercrantz

Impact Factor: 1.647

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 53/120 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1651-2227

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Swedish Young Investigator Award
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Press Release:Where Infants Sleep May Affect How Long They Are Breastfed
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December 2015 Special Issue: Impact of Breastfeeding on Maternal and Child Health

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March 2017: Swiss end-of-life decisions in the French, German or Italian way
Hendriks et al. conducted a nationwide telephone survey of the general population in the French, German and Italian speaking regions of Switzerland, to explore attitudes and values with regard to extreme prematurity. The majority of the 1,210 respondents, almost 78%, showed a strong preference for shared decision-making, although this was lower in the Italian region (66%) than in the German (78%) and French (80%) regions. In the accompanying editorial, Bührer asks whether end-of-life decisions about extremely preterm infants are influenced by language, gender and education.

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