Every newborn is an unwritten page
Being born is tough. All newborns are subjected to extreme conditions and suffer some degree of asphyxia during the delivery. In many cases the status of the newborn is obvious for the trained eye. However, many symptoms are normal while some subtle symptoms can indicate critical illness and severe critical conditions can develop very rapidly.
In a global perspective qualified physicians are not always available. Also, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be located at distance. Maltreatment is costly and in medico-legal terms, neurologically impaired infant claims are the most commonly seen primary allegation of an obstetric claim in the US.
Decision support when assessing the status of a newborn can be of great value and therefore Calmark is now launching hilda NeoTM, the first point-of-care test developed specifically for LDH assessment in the newborn infant.