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Paput László - - 2011
Objective. To describe the maternal characteristics and birth outcomes of newborn infants affected with isolated ear congenital abnormalities (IECA), mainly isolated anotia/microtia and unclassified multiple congenital abnormalities (CAs) including anotia/microtia (UMAM). Method. Cases with IECA and UMAM were compared with their matched controls and all controls without any defect and malformed controls ...
Robertson Joanne - - 2011
AIMS: To explore whether the Mellow Parenting assessment scheme can detect any difference in parent-child meal time interaction between children with weight faltering (failure to thrive) and normally growing children.Subjects and Methods: Thirty mother-infant dyads with weight faltering and 29 healthy controls nested within the Gateshead Millennium prospective cohort study ...
Bhat Vishwanath - - 2011
Background. The American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society recommend performing routine screening head ultrasounds (HUS) on preterm infants of less than 30 weeks gestation. Objective. To study the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and evaluate the need for screening HUS in preterm infants with gestational age (GA) of 30-34 weeks. ...
Johnston Ewen D - - 2011
Introduction Therapeutic hypothermia is a time critical intervention for infants who have experienced a hypoxic-ischaemic event. Previously reported methods of cooling during transport do not demonstrate the same stability achieved in the neonatal unit. The authors developed a system which allowed provision of servo-controlled cooling throughout transport, and present their ...
Saki Forough - - 2011
The cause of hyperbilirubinemia cannot be found in about 45% of cases of neonatal jaundice. Gilbert syndrome (GS) is the most common congenital disease associated with bilirubin metabolism in the liver. Since the screening value of genetic tests cannot be fully determined until accurate data on the prevalence and penetrance ...
Goedert Martha Hoffman - - 2011
Hearing loss is the most common congenital condition screened for at birth in the United States, and more than 95% of newborns are currently screened for hearing. Newborn hearing screening is most effective when infants receive timely and effective interventions. Unfortunately, follow-up rates for newborns not passing their initial hearing ...
Elke Griesmaier - - 2011
Aim:  To establish and apply a questionnaire for the evaluation of aEEG with respect to practicability and feasibility in the NICU, to reveal strategies for improvements in daily use and to investigate the level of staff know-how with regard to performance and evaluation of bedside aEEG for the purpose of ...
Hirsch Jennifer C - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To analyze survival patterns among infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in the State of Michigan. STUDY DESIGN: Cases of HLHS prevalent at live birth were identified and confirmed within the Michigan Birth Defects Registry from 1992 to 2005 (n = 406). Characteristics of infants with HLHS were ...
van Dommelen Paula - - 2011
Aim:  To evaluate quality assurance of ten years newborn hearing screening (NHS) in Dutch Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). Methods:  Results of the two-stage Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) screening and diagnostic examination in NICU graduates were centrally registered between October 1998 and December 2008. This registration facilitates screening, tracking ...
Brown A - - 2011
Background:  Mothers who breastfeed use lower levels of control over later child diet. The baby-led nature of breastfeeding may encourage this low control to develop. Alternatively maternal desire for control may drive breastfeeding duration. The present study explored whether differences in maternal control are present during milk feeding and whether ...
Walsh B H - - 2011
AIMS: Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) causes characteristic changes of the electroencephalogram (EEG), and a raised Nucleated Red Blood Cell (NRBC) count compared to controls. We wished to examine whether combining these markers could improve their ability to predict HIE severity in the first 24h. METHODS: Term infants with HIE were ...
Aggarwal S - - 2011
Objective:To compare echocardiographic measures of biventricular function and pulmonary artery size in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and normal controls, and examine their correlation, if any, with outcomes in CDH.Study Design:We included consecutive neonates (<1 month old) with CDH and term controls without structural heart defects. Clinical and outcomes ...
Coenraad Saskia - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate independent etiologic factors associated with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) in infants who have been admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) compared to normal-hearing controls. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: We included all infants (n = 9) with the ANSD profile admitted to the NICU ...
Horowitz Kari - - 2011
Objective.?To investigate the incidence of respiratory morbidity among full-term neonatal intenstive care unit (NICU) admissions and identify risk factors for such admissions. Methods.?We performed a retrospective cohort study of NICU admissions between 1/06 and 12/08. We included neonates between 37 and 40 weeks with a diagnosis of transient tachypnea of ...
Botet Francesc - - 2011
Abstract Aims: To assess the relationship between clinically maternal chorioamnionitis and outcome in preterm very-low-birth weight (VLBW) infants. Methods: An observational case-control study was conducted in the neonatology departments of 12 acute care teaching hospitals in Spain. Between January 2004 and December 2006, all consecutive VLBW (≤1500 g) infants who were ...
Atarjavdan Lina - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To verify the hypothesis that a correlation exists between myometrial thickness (MT) and latency interval (LI) in patients with preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM). METHOD: Myometrial thickness was measured ultrasonographically at the mid-anterior (MA), fundal, and posterior parts of the uterus of pregnant women in the following groups: ...
Petit Nathalie - - 2011
Our objective was to determine the perinatal outcome of first- and second-born twins compared to singletons, born at the same gestational age. To that end we conducted a case-control study in Flanders (Northern Belgium). During a 10-year period (01.01.1999-31.12.2008), the entire twin population - 11,154 first- and 11,118 second-born twins ...
Turkyılmaz Canan - - 2011
Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether consumption of maternal herbal tea containing fenugreek had any effects on breast milk production and infants' weight gain pattern in the early postnatal period. Design and subjects: Sixty-six (66) mother-infant pairs were randomly assigned to 3 groups. Group 1 ...
Tempera A - - 2011
Objective. The primary outcome measure of this study was the ability of rHuEPOα therapy to reduce transfusion needs, whereas secondary outcome measures were NICU-LOS and ventilation need. Methods. All babies with BW <1250 g and GA <30 were eligible. Thirty premature neonates were enrolled in the study (10 treated, 20 controls). rHuEPOα was administered as ...
Le Compte Aaron J - - 2011
Extremely premature neonates often experience hyperglycaemia, which has been linked to increased mortality and worsened outcomes. Insulin therapy can assist in controlling blood glucose levels and promoting needed growth. This study presents the development of a model-based stochastic targeted controller designed to adapt insulin infusion rates to match the unique ...
Kato Toru - - 2011
AIM: This study aimed to assess amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) findings in preterm infants with cystic periventricular leukomalacia (cPVL) in the early neonatal period. METHODS: We analyzed five infants with cPVL, whose gestational age was between 27 and 30weeks, and 15 matched control infants. Two-channel (C3-O1 and C4-O2) aEEG was obtained ...
Woo Hyung Chul - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that very low birth weight (VLBW) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants have an increased incidence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) with a delayed thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) elevation and that the outcomes of these infants are similar to control infants. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of ...
Nopoulos Peg C - - 2011
To assess the long-term outcome of brain structure in preterm infants, at an average age of 12 years, who received a red blood cell transfusion for anemia of prematurity. As neonates, this cohort of infants participated in a clinical trial in which they received red blood cell transfusions based on ...
Chen Jun - - 2011
Neonatal jaundice is a common physiological problem affecting over half of all full term and most preterm infants. Thus, newborn infants must be monitored for signs of hyperbilirubinemia to prevent acute bilirubin encephalopathy or kernicterus. Evidence exists supporting the benefits of baby massage as a form of mild hand to ...
van Tellingen Vera - - 2011
Objective. To report the irreversible severe neurological symptoms following the hyponatremic hypertensive syndrome (HHS) in an infant after umbilical arterial catheterization. Design. Case report with review of the literature. Setting. Neonatal intensive care unit at a tertiary care children's hospital. Patient. A three-week-old preterm infant. Conclusions. In evaluating a neonate ...
Fogacci Mariana Fampa - - 2011
: To systematically review the randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effect of periodontal therapy on preterm birth and low birth weight (LBW). : A systematic search was conducted of the PubMed, Bireme, LILACS, and Cochrane databases. : Only randomized controlled trials on the effect of periodontal therapy on preterm ...
Oguz Serife Suna - - 2011
Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a revolution in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) care, but this therapy is not without problems. A 35-week-old, 1300 g female infant was transferred to our NICU because of bilious vomiting and feeding problems. When enteral feeding was started again, a severe condition similar to ...
Aziz Hassan A - - 2011
The authors describe a 3-month-old female infant with infantile rhegmatogenous retinal detachment with no associated congenital or developmental abnormalities. The unique presentation of this patient indicates that the detachment was a result of an early developmental defect.
Granier-Deferre Carolyn - - 2011
Human hearing develops progressively during the last trimester of gestation. Near-term fetuses can discriminate acoustic features, such as frequencies and spectra, and process complex auditory streams. Fetal and neonatal studies show that they can remember frequently recurring sounds. However, existing data can only show retention intervals up to several days ...
Ahmad Amirozi - - 2011
Universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) was started in the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) in January 2003. To comply with international standards, we determined the outcome of the newborn hearing screening program for the first 5 years of its implementation, from January 2003 to December 2007. The program screened all ...
Gill Christopher J - - 2011
To determine whether training traditional birth attendants to manage several common perinatal conditions could reduce neonatal mortality in the setting of a resource poor country with limited access to healthcare. Prospective, cluster randomised and controlled effectiveness study. Lufwanyama, an agrarian, poorly developed district located in the Copperbelt province, Zambia. All ...
Blair E M - - 2010
Objective:To investigate whether maternal migraine was associated with preterm birth.Study Design:Case-control sample within a population-based study of risk factors for cerebral palsy (CP). Infants without CP were matched for gestational age with those with CP. Maternal migraine was self-identified at first prenatal visit, most in the first trimester.Result:Infants without CP ...
Leipälä Jaana A - - 2011
Auditory event-related potentials (AERPs) can be used as indices of neural information processing. Altered AERPs have been reported in children and young adults with frontal lobe infarction. To test the hypothesis that perinatal brain injury affects cortical auditory processing. We assessed AERPs at term, 6 and 12months of age in ...
Mohammadizadeh M - - 2010
Introduction: Enteral feeding intolerance is a major problem in preterm infants. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of prophylactic low-dose oral erythromycin, a motilin agonist, as a prokinetic agent in reducing the incidence of this problem. Methods: From February to May 2008, a prospective randomised controlled trial was conducted ...
Walker Karen - - 2010
The study aimed to compare the developmental outcome of infants with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) who underwent pyloromyotomy with healthy control infants in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Infants diagnosed with IHPS requiring surgical intervention were enrolled prospectively between August 1, 2006, and July 31, 2008. Healthy control infants ...
Gathwala Geeta - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of high dose phenobarbital on lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes in perinatal asphyxia. DESIGN: Open label, Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 72 full term inborn neonates with severe birth asphyxia. METHODS: Neonates were randomized to ...
Sood Beena G - - 2011
Neonatal hypoxemic respiratory failure (NHRF) is usually associated with reversible persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a cause of refractory NHRF, is associated with irreversible pulmonary hypertension. Nitric oxide (NO) generated in the pulmonary vascular endothelium by endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) plays a pivotal role in perinatal ...
Fortes Filho João Borges - - 2011
To study the influence of maternal preeclampsia on the occurrence of retinopathy of prematurity. A prospective cohort study of 324 preterm neonates with birth weight ≤1500 g and gestational age ≤32 weeks. Multiple maternal and perinatal factors were analyzed for association and confounding by multiple logistic regression analysis. Mean birth ...
Rossi Pascal - - 2011
Recent studies show that low birth weight infants are at a risk of increased arterial blood pressure (BP) in adulthood. This study aimed to distinguish the influence of low birth weight either as a result of fetal growth restriction or preterm birth on arterial properties in adolescents. The effect of ...
Hadzimuratovic Emina - - 2010
To determine the incidence and distribution of neonatal sepsis in premature newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) according to gestational and postnatal age, time of onset, and type and frequency of causing agents, and compare it with premature newborns without CHD. A clinical investigation on 80 premature newborns admitted to ...
Ray Kristin N - - 2010
Premature infants have increased health care utilization after initial discharge compared with term infants. Young maternal age has been shown to impact health care utilization among term infants, but little is known about the impact of maternal age on health care utilization among premature infants. We compared health care utilization ...
Carroll John L - - 2010
Most abnormalities of ventilatory control in infants are due to immaturity or abnormal development of ventilatory control. This includes a broad range, from rare disorders like congenital central hypoventilation syndrome to common problems such as apnoea of prematurity. Development of the ventilatory control system, including central respiratory rhythmogenesis and central ...
Okada Mieko - - 2010
The corticosteroids limit the late growth of the lesions by radiofrequency (RF) on the rats' infants' thighs, but the effects on the pubescent and adult rats are unknown. Evaluate the effects of the corticosteroids in the healing of the lesions by RF on the rats' thighs muscles in different age ...
Welch Elizabeth M - - 2010
The management of complete heart block in premature low birth-weight infants, particularly those with hydrops fetalis, is challenging. We report emergent implantation of permanent epicardial pacemakers in the first 48 hours of life in two premature infants (one with hydrops fetalis) with birth weights of 1,400 grams and 1,000 grams.
Mitsiakos George - - 2010
The pathogenetic profile of premature Small for Gestational Age (SGA) neonates is strongly related to their haemostatic equilibrium, which is inadequately understood. To evaluate coagulation and fibrinolysis in premature SGA neonates before intervening with Vitamin K administration. We performed a comparison of coagulation, natural inhibitors and fibrinolysis between SGA and ...
Shih Tsung-Hsiao - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Premature infants are more prone to cardiorespiratory complications after surgery than term infants. Risk factors for postoperative apnea include post-conception age, gestational age, postnatal age, birth weight, history of respiratory distress syndrome, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, anemia, necrotizing enterocolitis, use of opioids or nondepolarizing muscle relaxants, aminophylline use, history of apnea, ...
Dummula Krishna - - 2010
Germinal matrix (GM) vasculature is selectively vulnerable to hemorrhage in premature infants during the first 48 hr of life. This is attributed to rapid angiogenesis of this brain region, resulting in formation of nascent vessels that show a paucity of pericytes and immaturity of extracellular matrix. Integrins are key regulators ...
Lo Yoke-Lin - - 2010
The present study determined the pharmacokinetic profile of vancomycin in premature Malaysian infants. A one-compartment infusion model with first-order elimination was fitted to serum vancomycin concentration data (n = 835 points) obtained retrospectively from the drug monitoring records of 116 premature newborn infants. Vancomycin concentrations were estimated by a fluorescence ...
Görbe Eva - - 2010
In this retrospective investigation, we compared the main anesthesiologic aspects in the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care of 2 different surgical methods (cryotherapy, laser coagulation) for retinopathy of prematurity. A retrospective analysis of analgesia for retinopathy of prematurity was performed for a 14-year period. Infants treated from January 1994 to ...
De Silva Silvana - - 2011
Analysis of postnatal changes in central corneal thickness (CCT) and corneal curvature (CC) in premature infants, their relation, and their possible influence on eye growth and intraocular pressure (IOP) evaluation. CCT and CC were assessed in both eyes of 56 premature infants, born at 24 to 32 weeks of gestational ...
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