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NEOMED researcher designs therapeutic intervention to help preterm infants suck, swallow and breathe

20:00 EDT 20 May 2019 | AAAS

(Northeast Ohio Medical University) Poor ability to coordinate feeding and breathing compromises the short -- and long-term health of the growing number of preterm infants born today. Using an animal model of these fragile human patients will test the effect oral sensory stimulation, a promising avenue for therapeutic interventions, has on the feeding safety of infants over the course of post-natal nervous system maturation.

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