© Foundation Acta Paediatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Edited By: Hugo Lagercrantz
Impact Factor: 1.974
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 38/122 (Pediatrics)
Online ISSN: 1651-2227
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Language experienced in utero affects vowel perception after birth: a two-country study
Christine Moon, Hugo Lagercrantz, Patricia K Kuhl
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March 2014: How to measure pain in the newborn infant – the next step
Infants within neonatal intensive care units can receive multiple medically essential painful procedures a day. How they respond to these stimuli and how to best alleviate the negative effects are not fully known. For example oral sucrose is often used to alleviate pain but there was no difference in the cortical evoked response in a randomised controlled trial of neonates receiving oral sucrose compared with those who received sterile water. In a viewpoint article Caroline Hartley and Rebeccah Slater explain why simultaneously measuring changes that are evoked in behaviour, physiology and the cortex following noxious events provides the best approach to understanding the neonate’s experience of pain and how this response may be affected by analgesics. Read the full article for free here: Neurophysiological measures of nociceptive brain activity in the newborn infant – the next steps
Acta Paediatrica Virtual Issues
Virtual issues are collections of articles on a particular subject, published in Acta Paediatrica. They are selected by the editor to provide a rapid overview of the activity in a particular aspect of paediatrics. The following virtual issues are now freely available:
- Selected articles on obesity published in Acta Paediatrica June 2012 to June 2013
- Selected articles on speech and language development published in Acta Paediatrica during 2011-2013
- Selected articles from the Biennial Meeting of the International Perinatal Collegium XXII in Amalfi, Italy, June 25-29, 2011