Safeline’s life-saving products help paediatricians and neonatal nurses give premature babies the best chance to survive and thrive.
The definition of a premature baby is one that is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, and they are called preemies or micro preemies (premature baby of 28 weeks), depending on the weight of the premature baby.
A premature baby will likely experience several complications, including sleep apnoea resulting in possible brain damage, bronchopulmonary dysplasia caused by mechanical ventilation, necrotising enterocolitis of the gut, and respiratory distress syndrome, caused by surfactant deficiency in the lungs, which make it difficult for the baby to breathe.
The good news is that paediatricians can help to increase the survival rate of a premature baby by choosing the best medicines:
- Curosurf – Safeline offers the world’s leading surfactant for respiratory distress syndrome, proven by clinical studies to save more lives and help your baby thrive.
- Cayona – The only intravenous caffeine citrate formulation approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority for treatment of sleep apnoea in preemies.
- LaBiNIC – LaBiNIC infant probiotic drops are specifically made for babies to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in preemies. This probiotic can also be given to babies up to one year and offers a high concentration of three types of bacteria essential for babies, including the only organism that can digest a certain sugar from breastfeeding moms to help alleviate and prevent discomfort and help baby grow up healthy and happy.
- Tecotherm & CFM – Our Therapeutic Hypothermia Workstation device offers therapeutic hypothermia treatment for neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a life threatening condition caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain such as with prolonged births or near drownings. This can result in brain damage, cerebral palsy and neonatal seizures. By cooling down the body temperature of the baby and rewarming it again slowly, the effects of HIE can be curbed or eliminated altogether. Therapeutic hypothermia treatment should be initiated as soon as possible, preferably within six hours from the incident, to improve chances of recovery.