Author: Jessica Bradford, MD

Dispatch from Rwanda: Newborn malnutrition and care beyond the hospital ward

Dad holding child

There are some patients that keep me up at night — the ones I worry about even when medical care is optimal. Patients with severe acute malnutrition fall into this category.

It’s difficult to predict which child with severe acute malnutrition will survive and which child won’t make it. All too often, I have seen a child on the pediatric ward who seems to be doing well, only to be told the next day at morning report the child had died. …Read More