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Trevisanuto Daniele - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponins T (cTnT) and I (cTnI) are well-established markers in detecting myocardial ischemic damage in adults. Perinatal asphyxia is associated with cardiac dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate serum concentrations of cTnI in asphyxiated neonates and to investigate whether cTnI is correlated with the traditional markers of asphyxia. METHODS: Blood ...
Yuvienco Jose Mari S - - 2005
Increased levels of unbound Free Fatty acid (FFAu) have been found in adults undergoing coronary angioplasty as a result of acute hypoxia-ischemia. We hypohesized that infants suffering from a 1-minute Apgar score of less than 5 will demonstrate elevated FFAu levels in the cord blood. One hundred ninety-nine infants between ...
Sweeney Mary R - - 2005
Oral folic acid above certain threshold doses results in unmetabolised folic acid in serum. This raises a number of public health safety issues, principally the potential to mask pernicious anaemia; more recently the theoretical potential for high-dose folic acid to promote cancer has been highlighted. In this paper we set ...
Villamor Eduardo - - 2005
Malaria infection during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse birth outcomes among HIV-infected women. The role of umbilical cord parasitemia is not well characterized. We examined the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes in relation to maternal or umbilical cord Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia among 275 HIV-infected women from Tanzania, who participated ...
Kumar Subhankar - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To explore possible spinal cord dysfunction in clinically unaffected newborns emerging from fetal distress, using H-Reflex. METHODS: This cross-sectional study comprised 48 full-term newborn infants investigated between 8h and 10 days after birth. Twenty-one (21) had fetal distress defined by late-decelerations in fetal heart rate, out of which 11 ...
Ng Pak-Cheng - - 2005
This study aimed to investigate 1) the plasma resistin concentration at birth, 2) the relationship of resistin with leptin and insulin, and 3) the association of resistin with anthropometric indexes in newborn infants. Blood samples for hormonal assay were obtained from preterm and term newborns within the first 2 h ...
Ebrashy Alaa - - 2005
AIM: To evaluate the accuracy of middle cerebral/umbilical artery resistance index (C/U RI) ratio in predicting acidemia and low Apgar score at 5 minutes after birth in the infants of women with preeclampsia. METHODS: This prospective case-control study performed at Kasr El Aini University Hospital included 50 pregnant women with ...
Kairamkonda V - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Amylin is a novel 37 amino acid peptide hormone that is co-secreted with insulin from the pancreas in response to food intake. As a potent inhibitor of gastric emptying it plays an important role in the control of carbohydrate absorption. Feed intolerance is common in infants of diabetic mothers ...
Mercer Judith S - - 2005
Nuchal cord, or cord around the neck of an infant at birth, is a common finding that has implications for labor, management at birth, and subsequent neonatal status. A nuchal cord occurs in 20% to 30% of births. All obstetric providers need to learn management techniques to handle the birth ...
Mazaki-Tovi Shali - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to disclose the relationship between adiponectin and birth weight in a large group of newborns with normal and aberrant growth ("overweight"). STUDY DESIGN: Eighty-one healthy, term newborns were divided into 2 groups: 20 in the large-for-gestational age (LGA; 4297 +/- 207 g), and ...
Volikas I - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Remifentanil has been suggested as an ideal opioid for patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in labour, but the safety profile has not been established. The aims of this preliminary prospective observational study were to investigate the maternal side-effects and early neonatal effects, and to assess the placental transfer of remifentanil PCA ...
Kaukola Tuula - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between fetal cardiovascular hemodynamics and neurodevelopmental outcome in infants born before 32 gestational weeks with placental insufficiency. STUDY DESIGN: Seventeen fetuses that underwent Doppler ultrasonography within 24 hours before delivery were included in this prospective cross-sectional study. Placental histology ...
Tsao Po-Nien - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of neonatal platelet count and preeclampsia to levels of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1), placental growth factor (PlGF), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the cord blood of preterm infants. METHODS: Sixty-nine preterm infants with a gestational age between 26 and 37 weeks ...
Cho Steve - - 2005
We tested the hypothesis that antenatal betamethasone alters prostanoid levels in the maternal and feto-placental compartments. Forty-three singleton pregnancies were studied. Group I were women treated with a single course of antenatal betamethasone and who delivered <37 weeks gestation; Group II were untreated women who delivered <37 weeks; and Group ...
Claahsen-van der Grinten H L - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the pharmacokinetic profile of tramadol hydrochloride in neonates, born from mothers who underwent analgesia with tramadol for the relief of labour pain. METHODS: Intramuscular tramadol (100--250 mg) was administered to 22 mothers giving birth who requested pain relief. At the ...
Chamnanvanakij Sangkae - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare time to cord separation, parental satisfaction and bacterial colonization, among 3 regimens of cord care at home. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Term infants were randomly assigned based on cord care regimens at home: 1) triple dye, 2) alcohol, and 3) no antiseptic agent. ...
Miller N M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To investigate (A) the determinants of infant stress response at delivery and (B) test the hypothesis that stress at birth, as reflected by cord arterial cortisol, influences cortisol response to vaccination at two months. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary referral maternity hospital. POPULATION: One hundred and seventy-two primiparous ...
Hilgendorff Anne - - 2005
AIM: Deficiency in collectins is discussed as a risk factor for pulmonary and systemic infections in children and adults. The objective of this study was to determine serum concentrations of surfactant protein D (SP-D) and mannose-binding lectin (MBL) in preterm and term infants at birth. METHODS: 47 preterm infants below ...
Rogers Linda B - - 2005
Hematology and flow cytometry reference values for rhesus umbilical cord blood (UCB) were established in 17 healthy infant rhesus monkeys delivered by elective cesarean section 10 days preterm. The infants were born to age matched, singly caged primigravid or secundigravid dams. The hematology and flow cytometry values were determined by ...
Suvalsky Steven D - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: On November 19, 1997, 7 liveborn infants (4 boys and 3 girls) were delivered by cesarean delivery at 30.5 weeks gestational age. The pregnancy was the result of artificial induction of ovulation. STUDY DESIGN: The septuplet placenta was evaluated with a standard and systematic procedure for placentas of multiple ...
Mukhtar M Y - - 2006
Congenital malaria is increasingly reported among babies born to mothers continually residing in endemic areas. Given the high morbidity and mortality associated with malaria it is pertinent to determine its current status among newborns in Lagos, Nigeria. The aim was to determine the incidence of congenital malaria in newborn babies ...
Savino Francesco - - 2005
AIM: To establish ghrelin, leptin and IGF-I serum levels in breastfed (BF) and formula-fed (FF) infants during the first period of life. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on fasting blood venous samples obtained from exclusively BF (n=106) and FF (n=100) infants to measure total ghrelin (RIA test), leptin (RIA ...
Tsao Po-Nien - - 2005
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) secondary to surfactant deficiency is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants. Increasing evidence suggests that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) may contribute to surfactant secretion and pulmonary maturation. However, differences in cord blood VEGF concentrations in infants with and without respiratory distress ...
Boyle Jodell J - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of umbilical cord prolapse in current obstetric practice. STUDY DESIGN: This study was a retrospective chart review at both a community hospital and a tertiary referral center. RESULTS: There were 52 cases of cord prolapse in our patient population, for an ...
Daniel-Spiegel Etty - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report a rare case of umbilical cord hemangioma and to discuss its association with vascular birthmarks. METHODS: A case of umbilical cord hemangioma diagnosed by ultrasound at 28 weeks of gestation is reported. After labor induction at 38 weeks of gestation, a male infant was born. Examination of ...
Aroviita Pekka - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Characterization of cord blood facilitates understanding of the factors affecting cord blood transplant quality and improvement of transplantation results. Cord blood obtained from male and female infants has not been thoroughly characterized. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A study was performed to test the hypothesis that the cord blood hematopoietic ...
Zanardo Vincenzo - - 2005
The effect of pre-eclampsia on coagulation and fibrinolysis in newborns is still under investigation. We have evaluated several coagulation and fibrinolysis parameters in umbilical cord blood of 20 newborns from pre-eclamptic women and of 40 newborns from normotensive women with similar gestational age. Additionally, the presence of factor V Leiden ...
Martin Gregory C - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Apgar scores and cord blood gases (BG) and pH were compared between a group of babies with nuchal cords and a group without nuchal cords and uncomplicated deliveries. STUDY DESIGN: We collected umbilical arterial (UA) and umbilical venous (UV) blood samples from the placentas of term infants from both ...
Malamitsi-Puchner Ariadne - - 2005
Our aim is to determine--in 30 healthy full-term infants and their mothers--circulating levels of neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) (important for antenatal and postnatal brain development and implicated in the immune response) and FLT3 tyrosine kinase receptor (FLT3) (controlling hematopoiesis and found in the nervous tissue), in the fetal and neonatal life. NT-3 ...
Collinson Andrew - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Most human research on leptin has involved well-nourished subjects or clinical states such as anorexia nervosa or cancer cachexia. OBJECTIVE: We studied the development of leptin as a monitor of energy status in young African infants whose growth patterns probably reflect the evolutionary norm. DESIGN: We enrolled a prospective ...
Predanic Mladen - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sonographic accuracy to determine the umbilical coiling index (UCI) during the routine fetal anatomic survey in the second trimester. METHODS: In 300 consecutive women with singleton pregnancies and absence of gross fetal anomalies who had a routine second-trimester fetal anatomic ...
Nagano Keiko - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Estimation of hemodynamics is important for critically ill infants. Pulse dye densitometry (PDD) using indocyanine green (ICG), which enables measurements of circulating blood volume at the bedside, has recently been developed for adults. METHODS: We conducted a basic investigation to determine whether this method can be applied to infants ...
Türker Gülcan - - 2005
AIM: To determine the value of cord blood cardiac troponin I levels (cTnl) as an early prognostic factor in critically ill newborns, and to compare cord cTnl levels with the prognostic value of the score for neonatal acute physiology (SNAP). METHODS: Cord arterial samples were collected routinely for blood gas ...
Ghezzi Fabio - - 2005
PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to assess whether changes in umbilical cord vessel morphometry are associated with an increased risk of adverse perinatal outcome among fetuses with a lean umbilical cord on sonography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 160 fetuses with a sonographically lean umbilical cord (cross-sectional area below ...
Maconi M - - 2005
Many of the published reports of reference values in neonates are found in older medical literature. Recognition of abnormalities in blood cell morphology and hematologic parameters depend on well-established normative data; it is essential that each neonatal medical unit have its own reference ranges. We give the umbilical cord blood ...
Abrams Elizabeth T - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Although maternal anaemia often stems from malaria infection during pregnancy, its effects on foetal haemoglobin levels are not straightforward. Lower-than-expected cord haemoglobin values in malarious versus non-malarious regions were noted by one review, which hypothesized they resulted from foetal immune activation to maternal malaria. This study addressed this idea ...
Sperfeld Anne-Dorte - - 2005
Neuropathological studies of hereditary spastic paraparesis (HSP) have described axonal loss involving corticospinal and somatosensory tracts in the spinal cord. This MRI-based study was intended to investigate in vivo diameter alterations of the spinal cord in HSP, including both pure HSP (p-HSP, n = 20) and complicated HSP (c-HSP, n ...
Laborada Gary - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The clinical or histologic diagnosis of chorioamnionitis has been associated with an increased risk of neuropathology and adverse neurologic outcomes in premature and term infants. Inflammatory cytokines have been implicated in the pathogenesis of these processes. The objective of this study was to determine whether exposure to chorioamnionitis and ...
Bard Harry - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare the levels of S-nitrosohemoglobin (HbSNO) at different gestational ages in newborn infants and correlate the levels of HbSNO with HbA and HbF. METHOD: Cord blood samples of 22 newborn infants of different gestational ages (25-41 weeks) were analyzed. The levels of HbF and HbA were determined by ...
Hallwirth Ulrike - - 2004
Pre-term neonates are at high risk to develop early-onset sepsis which possibly is caused by an immature immune system. Monocytes play a pivotal role as professional phagocytic and antigen-presenting cells in the innate immunity. In the present study, we investigated in monocytes from cord blood the expression of human leukocyte ...
Holcroft Cynthia J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Perinatal infection increases the risk of neonatal neurologic injury. Our objective is to determine whether histologically confirmed chorioamnionitis and funisitis is associated with fetal metabolic acidosis. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study of all infants 34 weeks or less born at a single tertiary hospital admitted to ...
Fonseca Vania Matos - - 2004
Although circulating leptin and insulin concentration is linked to intrauterine growth, fetal development and birth weight in full-term infants, there has been no enquiry into the influence of cord blood insulin and leptin for catch-up growth in preterm infants. The study evaluated the association of cord blood leptin with growth ...
Vance G H S - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The value of allergen elimination diets during pregnancy for primary prevention of infant allergy has been questioned. However, dietary compliance may influence effectiveness. OBJECTIVES: To monitor egg intake during a randomized controlled trial of egg avoidance throughout pregnancy and lactation by serial measurements of serum ovalbumin (OVA) IgG concentration ...
Williams Fiona L R - - 2004
The purpose of this study was first to clarify postnatal trends in sera T(4), free T(4) (FT(4)), T(4)-binding globulin, TSH, T(3), rT(3), and T(4) sulfate levels in cord and at 7, 14, and 28 d in groups of preterm infants at 23-27 wk (n = 101), 28-30 wk (n = ...
An Hiromi - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: In order to predict the late-development of chronic lung disease of prematurity (CLD), cytokines in the cord blood were assessed in this study. STUDY DESIGN: Eighteen premature infants with CLD were enrolled. Cord blood plasma levels of cytokines of these infants and 12 control infants without CLD were measured ...
Aroviita P - - 2004
AIM: CD34+ cell counts are used to define the haematopoietic stem cell potential of a given cord blood transplant. The aim was to test the hypothesis that high concentration of cord blood haematopoietic progenitor and stem cells could be a reflection of intrauterine growth, of which birthweight is an indicator. ...
Emhamed Musbah Omar - - 2004
This study was conducted to evaluate the haematological effects of the timing of umbilical cord clamping in term infants 24 h after birth in Libya. Mother-infant pairs were randomly assigned to early cord clamping (within 10s after delivery) or delayed clamping (after the cord stopped pulsating). Maternal haematological status was ...
Goepfert Alice R - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to evaluate the association between umbilical cord interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels and neonatal morbidity in infants born at less than 32 weeks' gestation. STUDY DESIGN: Umbilical cord plasma IL-6 levels and neonatal outcomes were assessed in 309 infants born between 24 weeks and 0 days' and ...
Kamoda Tomohiro - - 2004
Serum adiponectin levels were investigated in 28 small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and 34 appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) term neonates to examine how fetal growth correlates with adiponectin levels. A blood sample for determination of adiponectin was obtained during the first 24 h of life. The levels of serum adiponectin were significantly higher in all ...
Kuschel C A - - 2004
AIM: To assess the usefulness of cord and serum methadone concentrations at 2 days of age in predicting the severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in infants whose mothers received methadone during pregnancy. METHODS: After informed consent, infants were enrolled if they were delivered at 35 weeks gestation or greater. ...
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