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Moltu Sissel J SJ *Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo †Oslo University Hospital HF, Rikshospitalet ‡Akershus University Hospital and Faculty Division AHUS, Institute for Clinical Medicine §Oslo University Hospital HF, Ullevål ||Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo ¶Atlantis Medical University College, Oslo, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to determine whether an increased supply of energy, protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamin A reduces postnatal growth failure in very-low-birth-weight infants. Fifty infants with birth weight <1500 g were randomized to an intervention (n = 24) or a control (n = 26) feeding protocol within 24 ...
Mohamed Gamal B GB Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Minya University, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of nephrocalcinosis (NC) in pre-term neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Al-Minya University, Egypt. The study included 97 pre-term neonates with a gestational age 34 weeks. Data on duration of hospitalization, sex, gestation, ...
Chan Kin Wai Edwin KW Department of Surgery, Division of Paediatric Surgery and Paediatric Urology, The Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Anorectal malformation (ARM) in newborns with no fistula at presentation resembles intestinal obstruction. The aim of this study is to study the factors associated with bowel perforation in this group of patients. From 2000 to 2012, 106 newborns with ARM were managed in our hospital. Thirty neonates without fistula at ...
F Neto Pedro Garcia PG Faculdade de Medicina, USP, Sao Paulo, SP, - - 2014
Objective: To describe the eruption chronology of the first deciduous teeth in premature infants with birth weight less than 1500g and to compare it according to gender and nutritional status at birth. Methods: Longitudinal study including 40 low birth weight premature infants of both genders. The tooth was considered erupted ...
Freitas Renata Germano B O N RG Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas, Unicamp, Campinas, SP, - - 2014
Objective: This study aimed to review the literature about blood concentrations of selenium associated with gestational age, feeding, supplementation and related clinical features in preterm infants. Data sources: Systematic review in the following databases: MEDLINE, PubMed, Google academics, SciELO. org, ScienceDirect (Elsevier) and CINAHL-Plus with Full Text (EBSCO). Articles published ...
Phillips Amy M - - 2014
The incidence of macrosomia in Arkansas was relatively unchanged from 2004 to 2010 with the incidence being 7.7%. Some risk factors identified through the analysis of hospital discharge data include male fetus, gestational age, maternal weight gain during pregnancy, and pregestational and gestational diabetes.
Zhao Ya-Ning - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage (BFP) and gestational outcomes. Maternal- and infant-related data of gestation and gestational outcomes of 411 pregnant women were retrospectively analyzed. BMI was used to classify the women as obese, overweight, or normal. ...
Nobile Stefano - - 2014
To report the impact of the adoption of a low oxygen saturation policy on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) incidence at a single tertiary care center. ROP incidence, procedures for ROP, and neonatal outcome among very low birth weight infants were compared before and after the adoption of a low saturation ...
Tawia Susan - - 2014
All infants lose weight after they are born, no matter what or how they are fed. However, there are conflicting opinions about what constitutes a normal newborn weight loss, especially in exclusively-breastfed infants, and about when interventions, such as supplemental feedings, should be considered. This review will: Present evidence for ...
Hosseini Sayed-Mohsen SM Department of Bio-statistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
Growth is one of the most important indices in child health. The best and most effective way to investigate child health is measuring the physical growth indices such as weight, height and head circumference. Among these measures, weight growth is the simplest and the most effective way to determine child ...
Balázs Péter - - 2014
This study analyses the role of ethnicity-based birth weight differences at term (37-42 weeks) between neonates of Roma and non-Roma populations in Hungary, controlling for socio-demographic and biological characteristics of the mothers. A cross-sectional survey among 9,040 mothers coupled with biometric data of the neonates was conducted in 2010. Inclusion ...
Mesić Ivana - - 2014
Neonatal jaundice is the occurrence of elevated bilirubin levels in the blood. It may be physiological or pathological. If the concentration of non-conjugated bilirubin in the blood is too high, it breaches the blood brain barrier and bilirubin encephalopathy occurs with serious consequences for the child. The aim of the ...
Satar Mehmet M Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics and Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, - - 2014
Retinopathy of prematurity is a retinal vascular disorder seen frequently in very premature infants, and is associated with poor clinical outcomes. The aim of the present study was to assess the association between the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity and mechanical ventilation, oxygen therapy, gestational age, and antenatal steroids in ...
Nickavar Azar A Department of Pediatrics, Section of Nephrology, Ali-Asghar Children's Hospital, Iran University Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Hypertension in newborn infants, particularly those requiring intensive care, is becoming increasingly recognized, with prevalence of 0.2-3%. Recent studies have established normative tables for blood pressure (BP) in both term and pre-term infants based on the gestational age, postnatal age, gender, weight and height, identifying the neonates at increased risk ...
Caldara Fabiana Ribeiro - - 2014
The study was carried out in order to verify the effects of piglets' weight at birth on their surface temperature change (ST) after birth, and its relationship with ingestion time of colostrum. Piglets from four different sows were weighed at birth and divided into a totally randomized design with three ...
Bergström Anders A Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, - - 2014
Fecal samples were obtained from a cohort of 330 healthy Danish infants at 9, 18 and 36 months after birth, enabling characterization of interbacterial relationships by use of quantitative PCR targeting 31 selected bacterial 16S rRNA gene targets representing different phylogenetic levels. Nutritional parameters and measures of growth and body ...
Luo Zhong-Cheng ZC Ministry of Education-Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children's Environmental Health, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sainte-Justine Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Second-born twins on average weigh less than first-born twins, and have been reported at an elevated risk of perinatal mortality. Whether the risk differences depend on their relative birth size is unknown. The present study aimed to evaluate the association of birth order with perinatal mortality by birth order-specific weight ...
Porcelli Peter J PJ *Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC †Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, - - 2014
Postnatal infant weight curves are used to assess fluid management and evaluate postnatal nutrition and growth. Traditionally, postnatal weight curves are based on birth weight and do not incorporate postnatal clinical information. compare the accuracy of birth weight based weight curves to weight curves created from individual patient records, including ...
Ehmann David D Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta. Electronic address: - - 2014
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of pediatric blindness, predominantly affects premature and low-birth-weight infants. Although many cases are self-limiting, a minority progress to retinal detachment despite treatment. Exudative retinal detachments, although uncommon, have been reported after conventional laser therapy.(1-3) We report 2 cases of exudative retinal detachment after ...
Shankaran Seetha S Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine whether risk factors associated with grade 2-4 intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) differs between infants of African ancestry and white infants. Inborn, appropriate for gestational age infants with birth weight 500-1250 g and exposure to at least 1 dose of antenatal steroids were enrolled in 24 neonatal intensive care units. ...
Stefanelli Sergio S Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women's Health, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New - - 2014
To compare the accuracy of estimated fetal weight (EFW) in extremely preterm small for gestational age (SGA) and appropriate for gestational age (AGA) infants and report other significant factors influencing the accuracy of EFW. A retrospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies 22(+0) -27(+6)  weeks. Women were included in the study ...
Mitrova Katarina K Department of Paediatrics, 2nd Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Motol, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech - - 2014
To develop and validate high-sensitive (hs) ELISA method for detection of adipophilin (adipose differentiation-related protein, ADRP) in human breast milk (BM) and to analyze adipophilin levels in BM during 12 months of lactation. ADRP levels were determined using hsELISA method (Biovendor-Laboratory Medicine, Inc.) in colostrum (D0) and BM of 72 mothers ...
Gould Jeffrey B JB Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, - - 2014
Maternal obesity is a major source of preventable perinatal morbidity, but studies of the relationship between obesity and preterm birth have been inconsistent. This review looks at two major studies covering just under 3.5 million births, from California, USA, and Sweden. Conclusions. Inconsistent findings in previous studies appear to stem ...
Gale Christopher C Section of Neonatal Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Campus, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom (CG, SJ, KML, JRCP, SU, SS, and NM); the Metabolic and Molecular Imaging Group, Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Campus, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom (ELT and JDB); and the Robert Steiner MRI Unit, Hammersmith Campus, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom - - 2014
The effect of mode of infant feeding on adiposity deposition is not fully understood. The objective was to test the hypothesis that differences in total and regional adipose tissue content and intrahepatocellular lipid (IHCL) arise in early infancy between breast- and formula-fed infants and to describe longitudinal changes. This prospective ...
Pierce Leslie M LM Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kravis Children's Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, - - 2014
To determine whether birth weight less than 1,500 grams is a relevant guideline indicating the need for examination for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) when gestational age at birth is 30 or more completed weeks. A retrospective observational cohort study. 266 infants in a single institutional neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), ...
Lee Juyoung J Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
For premature infants with advanced acute abdomen, creating a temporary enterostomy is believed to be an appropriate surgical management. However, there is no consensus regarding the timing of enterostomy reversal. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal timing for enterostomy closure (EC) by analyzing EC-related complications. This ...
Norris Tom T Centre for Global Health and Human Development, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University , Loughborough , UK - - 2014
Abstract Background: Attempts to explain the increased risk for metabolic disorders observed in South Asians have focused on the "South Asian" phenotype at birth and subsequent post-natal growth, with little research on pre-natal growth. Aim: To identify whether divergent growth patterns exist for foetal weight, head (HC) and abdominal circumferences ...
Anderson Sarah E - - 2014
Poor quality relationships between mothers and toddlers have been associated with higher risk for childhood obesity, but few prospective studies of obesity have assessed maternal-child relationship quality in infancy. In addition it is not known whether the increased risk is associated with the mother's or the child's contribution to the ...
Kramer Caroline K CK Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Division of Endocrinology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Rapid weight gain in the first 3 months of life has been associated with an unfavourable cardio-metabolic phenotype in adulthood. However, little is known about the antepartum determinants of this rapid weight gain, which may reflect key developmental exposures that program metabolic pathways. Thus, we sought to characterize the antepartum determinants ...
Mukhopadhyay Dhriti D Texas A&M University, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX, United - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of birth weight and gestational age with regulatory T cells (Tregs) in cord blood of human newborns. Cord blood mononuclear cells (CBMCs) of 210 newborns were analyzed using flow cytometry to identify Tregs (CD3(+), CD4(+), CD25(high), FoxP3(high)) and measure FoxP3 ...
Beyerlein Andreas A Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Forschergruppe Diabetes, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Neuherberg, - - 2014
Islet autoimmunity commonly develops early in infancy. We assessed whether specific parameters of early growth (including weight gain) were associated with the development of islet autoimmunity in children of type 1 diabetes patients, taking individual developmental patterns into account. Growth parameters were estimated in n = 1011 children followed from birth in ...
Fairchild K D KD Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, - - 2014
Objective:Brain injury in preterm infants may lead to an inflammatory response and central nervous system dysfunction reflected by abnormal heart rate characteristics (HRC). We hypothesized that a continuously monitored HRC index reflecting reduced HR variability and decelerations correlates with abnormal neuroimaging and outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW).Study ...
Engel Stephanie M - - 2014
Although epigenetic regulation plays a critical role in embryonic development, few studies have examined the relationship of epigenome-wide methylation with fetal growth. Using the Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip (Illumina, Inc., San Diego, California) in a substudy of 1,046 infants from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) enrolled between 1999 ...
Salihu Hamisu M HM Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B. Downs, MDC56, Tampa, FL, 33612, USA, - - 2014
The absence of fathers during pregnancy increases the risk of feto-infant morbidities, including low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and small-for-gestational age. Previous research has shown that the Central Hillsborough Healthy Start project (CHHS)-a federally funded initiative in Tampa, Florida-has improved birth outcomes. This study explores the effectiveness of ...
Tennekoon Kamani H KH Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri - - 2014
Background: Leptin and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) promote fetal growth. Their availability is modulated by soluble leptin receptor (SLR) and insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins (IGFBP). Studies that accounted for SLR levels when investigating the association of leptin, IGF-I and IGFBPs on birth indices are scarce. Methods: Cord blood leptin, SLR, ...
Allvin K K Gothenburg Pediatric Growth Research Center (GP-GRC), Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and The Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Gothenburg, - - 2014
To find predictors of abnormal retinal vascularisation in moderately to late preterm newborn infants considered to have no risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity. Seventy-eight infants (34 girls) were recruited from a longitudinal study of otherwise healthy premature children born at a gestational age of 32+0-36+6 weeks. Retinal vessel morphology ...
Böhler Thomas T Medical Service of Statutory Health Insurance in Baden-Württemberg , Karlsruhe, - - 2014
In preterm infants with very low birth weight (VLBW) <1500 g the most important acquired intestinal diseases are necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) and focal intestinal perforation (FIP). We analyzed data of the neonatology module of national external comparative quality assurance for inpatients in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Between 2010 and ...
Fuster Vicente V * Department of Zoology and Physical Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, Complutense University of Madrid, - - 2014
Summary The geographic and demographic dimensions of Spain, in terms of surface and number of inhabitants, and its heterogeneous socioeconomic development offer an adequate opportunity to study the provincial differences in birth weight from 1996 to 2010, focusing on possible factors determining the relative frequency of low birth weight. The ...
Yachi Yoko Y Faculty of Health and Nutrition, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Yamanashi, Japan; Department of Internal Medicine, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, Niigata, Japan; Tanaka Women's Clinic, Tokyo, - - 2014
Although it is well known that the maternal prepregnancy BMI is a strong contributor to fetal growth, our results showed that a low postload glucose level, although within normal range, independent of maternal BMI was strongly associated with an increased risk of low birth weight births among Japanese mothers.
Wang Guoying G Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Center on Early Life Origins of Disease, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, - - 2014
Although previous reports have linked preterm birth with insulin resistance in children and adults, it is not known whether altered insulin homeostasis is detectable at birth and tracks from birth through childhood. To investigate whether preterm birth is associated with elevated plasma insulin levels at birth and whether this association ...
Sahingöz Mine M From the *Department of Psychiatry, University of Necmettin Erbakan, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya; †Department of Psychiatry, Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul; and Departments of ‡Psychiatry and §Neonatology, University of Selcuk, Faculty of Medicine, Konya, - - 2014
It is unclear whether antidepressant treatment has a preventive effect on negative neonatal outcomes due to major depression in pregnant women. The objective of the present study was to compare women with major depression treated with antidepressants, untreated women with major depression, and healthy women during pregnancy with respect to ...
Tashiro Jun J Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, - - 2014
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition that commonly affects premature and low birth weight (BW) infants at times necessitating surgical intervention. We examined outcomes after surgical ligation (SL). We analyzed the Kids' Inpatient Database for premature infants diagnosed with PDA, admitted at <8 d of age. Patient demographics, disposition, morbidity, ...
Rogers Samantha L SL School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 - - 2014
Context: Low birth weight is associated with adverse metabolic outcome in adulthood. Exposure to glucocorticoid excess in utero is associated with decreased birth weight, but the prospective longitudinal relationship between glucocorticoid (GC) metabolism and growth has not been examined. Objective: We have hypothesised that changes in glucocorticoid metabolism leading to ...
Vassallo Paula Frizera PF Aix-Marseille Universite, Inserm, VRCM, UMR_S 1076, Marseille, - - 2014
Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that early vascular dysfunction occurs in low birth weight subjects, especially preterm infants (PT). We recently reported impaired angiogenic activity of endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) in this condition. We hypothesized that ECFCs dysfunction in PT might result from premature senescence and investigated the underlying ...
Granado-Lorencio F F Unidad de Vitaminas, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda, Madrid; Servicio de Bioquímica Clínica, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda, Madrid. Electronic address: - - 2014
We aim to determine 3-epi-25-OH-D3 in 155 leftover infant samples (<12months) and its relationship with demographic, anthropometric and biochemical markers. Samples were randomly collected and assessed for 3-epi-25-OH-D3 by HPLC. Biochemical data were recorded, if available, including C-reactive protein, calcium, liver and renal markers. Season of birth, gestational age (pre-term ...
Catalano Ralph R School of Public Health, 50 University Hall #7360, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Much medical literature attributes persistently high rates of very low birthweight (VLBW) to "dysregulated" gestation. We offer the alternative view that natural selection conserved well-regulated, though nonconscious, decisional biology that protects the reproductive fitness of women by spontaneously aborting gestations that would otherwise yield frail infants, particularly small males. Modern ...
Beardsall Kathryn K Department of Pediatrics, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Neonatal Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Insulin regulates the secretion of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) in the newborn, and low levels of IGF-I have been linked to neonatal morbidity. As part of the Neonatal Insulin Replacement Therapy in Europe Trial, we investigated the impact of early insulin treatment on IGF-I levels and their relationship with ...
Fleischer Nancy L NL University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina, - - 2014
Inhaling fine particles (PM2.5) can induce oxidative stress and inflammation, and may contribute to onset of preterm labor and other adverse perinatal outcomes. We examined whether outdoor PM2.5 was associated with adverse birth outcomes among 22 countries in the World Health Organization Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health from ...
Cartagena Diana C - - 2014
To evaluate existing evidence on factors potentially contributing to infant overfeeding among Hispanic mothers that may explain the high infant overweight rates often seen among this ethnic group. Electronic databases including CINHAL and MEDLINE were searched for relevant studies published from 1998 to January 2012. Related article searches and reference ...
Hollén Linda I LI Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol BS8 2BN, - - 2014
Infants with slow weight gain cause concern in parents and professionals, but it is difficult to be certain whether such infants are genetically small or whether their energy intake is insufficient. The aim of the present study was to assess the impact of diet and feeding behaviours on slow weight ...
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