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De Silva D G Harendra - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of a home made energy dense weaning food, containing 110-130 kcal (26-30kJ) per 100 ml on prevention of growth faltering during infancy. METHODOLOGY: Infants attending four child health welfare clinics in the Medical Officer of Health (Ragama) area were recruited at the age of 4 ...
Olsen Else M - - 2007
Failure to thrive (FTT) is the term widely used to describe poor weight gain in infancy, a condition associated with cognitive deficiency in later childhood. FTT has been investigated in earlier population studies, but little is known about risk factors for FTT or the sequence of events as this requires ...
Frederick Ihunnaya O - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Infant birth weight is influenced by modifiable maternal pre-pregnancy behaviors and characteristics. We evaluated the relationship among pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain, and infant birth weight, in a prospective cohort study. METHODS: Women were enrolled at < or =20 weeks gestation, completed in-person interviews and had ...
Pliner Patricia - - 2008
Although many studies have found that students gain weight during their first year at college, many others have not. Participants in the present study were classified according to their scores on the Herman/Polivy Restraint Scale and their place of residence-at home or on campus. Body weight was assessed early in ...
Lahat Sharon S Department of Neonatology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, - - 2007
Massage therapy has been consistently shown to increase weight gain in preterm infants. The mechanism of this presumed improved metabolic efficiency is unknown. We conducted the following trial to test the hypothesis that massage therapy reduces energy expenditure in growing healthy preterm infants. A prospective, randomized, cross-over design study was ...
Gunes T - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Lipid metabolism has an important role in fetal development during the late stage of gestation, including growth and fat accretion in utero, increasing amniotic fluid lecithin levels with maturation of pulmonary function and changes in the levels of minor phospholipids in amniotic fluid. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study ...
May Richard - - 2007
This study was designed to test predictors of infant birth weight based on categories of prepregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain, and smoking. Data were collected retrospectively from records of 233 mother-infant pairs enrolled in the Siouxland Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program in Sioux City, Iowa. Prepregnancy ...
Abel Ernest L - - 2007
Heights and weights of right- and left-handed major league baseball pitchers (N=5780) were analyzed, adjusted for birth year. Right-handed pitchers were about 1.6 cm taller and 1.9 kg heavier than left-handed pitchers. The results corroborated other studies and suggest body size is related to handedness, although the average difference in ...
Cechová M - - 2007
Piétrain boars of different ryanodine receptor (RYR1) genotypes (NN, Nn and nn, three boars each) were mated with approximately 10 Czech Large White x Czech Landrace sows (genotype NN) each to produce one litter per sow. The progeny of nn boars had a significantly higher individual weaning weight (7.31 kg ...
Straberg Evelyn - - 2007
Isospora suis is a common pathogen in piggeries and one of the main causative agents of scours in suckling piglets. Besides specific treatment, optimised hygiene including chemical disinfection is considered essential in the control of isosporosis. The suitability of the cresol-based product Neopredisan 135-1(R) (NP) to inactivate oocysts in vitro ...
Casellas J - - 2007
The survivability from birth to slaughter of 1,487 Ripollesa lambs with a preslaughter overall mortality of 9.6% was studied under the proportional hazards framework, assuming a Weibull distribution for the baseline hazards function. A sire frailty model was fitted, with the common environment received by the lamb as an additional ...
Willis Elizabeth C - - 2008
This 12-month prospective longitudinal study used acoustic analysis to identify phonational gaps in the vocal range of adolescent boys undergoing voice change and to investigate the relationship between the appearance of phonational gaps, weight gain, and changes in speaking fundamental frequency (SF0). Eighteen pubescent boys were recorded producing three descending ...
Coelho Raquel - - 2007
Hypoglycaemia is common in preterm and intrauterine growth retarded (IUGR) newborns. Although preterm and IUGR infants have limited adipose tissue stores, the role of adipose tissue and the associated adipocytokines in glucose physiology is not known. We report the case of a premature intrauterine growth retarded infant who had poor ...
Groth Susan - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To explore the use of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention body mass index percentiles for adolescents to classify adolescents for gestational weight gain recommendations. DESIGN: A descriptive study using secondary data analysis. SETTING: Memphis, Tennessee. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred forty-seven primiparous Black adolescents, aged 12 to 19 years, who ...
Begum Housne Ara - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficiency of the Bangladesh Integrated Nutritional Program (BINP) in identifying which infants should be supplemented, whether full supplementation was given for the stipulated period of time, and whether the correct exit criteria from the supplementation programme were used. To test whether targeted food supplementation of infants ...
Aslin Richard N - - 2007
The most common behavioral technique used to study infant perception, cognition, language, and social development is some variant of looking time. Since its inception as a reliable method in the late 1950s, a tremendous increase in knowledge about infant competencies has been gained by inferences made from measures of looking ...
Khadgawat Rajesh R Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, - - 2007
We report vitamin D toxicity in an infant following consecutive administration use of a large dose of vitamin D, causing symptomatic hypercalcemia, which was successfully managed with injectable calcitonin. However, the child developed bilateral medullary nephrocalcinosis which persisted 42 mon after the initial episode.
Okan F - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the tuberculin response after bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination in preterm infants. METHODS: Thirty-five infants born at <35 weeks gestation were included in the study. An intradermal injection of 0.05 ml BCG vaccine was given to each infant at postnatal months 2-3. Tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) were done ...
Stotland Naomi E - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To study how the relationship between gestational weight gain and spontaneous preterm birth interacts with maternal race or ethnicity and previous preterm birth status. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of singleton births to women of normal or low prepregnancy body mass index. Gestational weight gain was measured ...
Hedderson Monique M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether pregnancy weight gains outside the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations and rates of maternal weight gain are associated with neonatal complications. METHODS: In a cohort of 45,245 women who delivered singletons at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program Northern California in 1996-1998 and who did not have ...
Maloni Judith A - - 2006
The birth rate for higher order multiples has dramatically increased in recent decades. Multiple gestation pregnancies are considered to be at high obstetric risk. Antepartum bed rest is often prescribed to offset complications despite the lack of evidence for its effectiveness in preventing complications. This longitudinal repeated-measures study identified side ...
Kuusipalo Heli - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Fortified spreads (FSs) have proven effective in the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children. We examined acceptability, growth and change in blood haemoglobin (Hb) concentration among moderately underweight ambulatory infants given FS. METHODS: This was a randomised, controlled, parallel-group, investigator-blind clinical trial in rural Malawi. Six- to 17-month-old underweight infants ...
Xiong Xu - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Infant growth assessment often focuses on "optimal" infant weights and lengths at specific ages, while de-emphasizing infant weight gain. Objective of this study was to examine infant growth patterns by measuring infant weight gain relative to birth weight. METHODS: We conducted this study based on data collected in a ...
Griffiths Lucy J LJ MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, UK. - - 2007
Parental weight and height correlate with offspring birthweight and weight gain, suggesting genetic and environmental influences on fetal growth. The differential contributions of the mother's and father's height and weight to birthweight, or weight gain in infancy, remain unclear and were examined using data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. ...
Stotland Naomi E - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between gestational weight gain and adverse neonatal outcomes among infants born at term (37 weeks or more). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 20,465 nondiabetic, term, singleton births. We performed univariable and multivariable analyses of the associations between gestational weight gain and neonatal ...
Donovan Ramona - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Early nutrition intervention, both parenteral and enteral, is becoming a standard of care for the extremely low-birth-weight infant (ELBW; <1,000 g) in many neonatal intensive care units (NICU) across the United States. However, there are no published or widely accepted guidelines regarding nutrition support strategies for this population. Most ...
Farrow Claire - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Our objective with this study was to examine whether observed maternal control during feeding at 6 months of age moderates the development of early infant weight gain during the first year of life. METHODS: Sixty-nine women were observed feeding their 6-month-old infants during a standard meal. Mealtimes were coded ...
Darlington Anne-Sophie E - - 2006
Difficult temperament has been associated with fast weight gain and slow weight gain, although the latter mostly in referred subjects studies in late infancy. The current study set out to investigate early weight gain in relation to all domains of temperament in a community-screened sample. Weight gain from birth to ...
Nielsen Jennifer Notkin - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Because pregnant African American women and teens are at risk of low birth weight, they are frequently counseled to strive for gestational weight gains at the upper limits of the Institute of Medicine's recommended ranges. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to examine whether such weight gains improve birth outcomes in ...
Hiware C J - - 2006
Silk worm (Bombyx mori L.) larvae were fed on Mulberry leaves treated with Nux vomica mother tincture. The impact on larval, cocoon, shell and pupal weight, silk ratio, average filament length and denier, and number of breakages during reeling were investigated. The results were positive in all parameters under study ...
Kuh Diana D MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, UK. - - 2006
There is growing evidence that the prenatal environment has long-term effects on adult grip strength, but little is known about the effects of the postnatal environment. We tested whether prepubertal growth, pubertal growth, or the development of motor and cognitive capabilities was associated with midlife muscle strength independently of other ...
Voegele Ralf T - - 2006
This MiniReview is intended to provide an overview of the current knowledge regarding cytological, physiological, and molecular aspects of Uromyces fabae. For almost five decades this rust fungus has served as a model system to gain insight into the features characterizing an obligate biotrophic parasite. While earlier studies mostly focused ...
Vitezica Z G - - 2006
In this study, the potential association of PrP genotypes with ewe reproductive traits and lamb growth traits was investigated. Data were included on ewes and lambs of the INRA 401 breed from the Bourges-La Sapinière INRA experimental farm. This breed was chosen because of good breeding (prolificacy and maternal abilities) ...
Desjardins Eve-Catherine - - 2006
Here, we evaluate the potential of the bumble bee Bombus impatiens Cresson, obtained from commercial colonies, as a pollen vector for lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium augustifolium Aiton. We wanted to gain insight into the relationships between pollination by introduced bumble bees, the categories of seeds produced, and the weight and the ...
Wright Charlotte M - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to study the influences of child and maternal feeding behavior on weight gain and failure to thrive in the first year of life. METHODS: The Millennium Infant Study recruited a population birth cohort in Northeast England shortly after birth and studied them prospectively ...
Ong Ken K KK Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom. - - 2006
Rapid infant weight gain has been shown to predict later obesity risk; however, it is unclear which factors influence infant diet and weight gain. The objective of this study was to determine whether different feeding patterns and energy intakes that are provided to infants affect body weight and BMI later ...
Gadzik James - - 2006
Body mass index (BMI) is derived from Quetelet's equation. Federal guidelines define a healthy BMI range of 18.5 to 24.9. Unfortunately, few physicians can quickly convert these BMI recommendations into corresponding weights, because Quetelet's formula is tedious to compute. Two new linear equations (one metric, the other Avoirdupois) are introduced ...
Backman Torbjörn - - 2006
The objectives of this study were to report our experience with the laparoscopic video-assisted gastrostomy technique in infants operated during their first year of life. A total of 53 infants (35 males, 18 females) aged 6 +/- 3 months, varying from 3 weeks to 11 months, underwent video-assisted gastrostomy. They ...
Wright C M - - 2006
To study the influence of maternal socioeconomic and emotional factors on infant weight gain and weight faltering (failure to thrive) in the first year of life. The Gateshead Millennium Baby Study is a population birth cohort in northeast England studied prospectively from birth, via parental questionnaires and a health check ...
García Andrés José - - 2006
Calving date in many mammals is matched to the time of greatest food availability. Out of season calving results in heavy penalties in terms of own and offspring survival or body condition. This study examined whether gestation length is affected by advancing fertilisation. Thirty-six red deer hinds (of the Iberian ...
Volk Anthony A - - 2006
Infant and child facial cues influence perceptions and ratings in the Hypothetical Adoption Paradigm as well as actual parental care. A previous study demonstrated that infant and child facial cues of low body weight negatively influenced adults' ratings. The current study sought to replicate and expand on those results by ...
Flidel-Rimon Orna - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To examine if the recommended weight gain of >680 g/week during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy decreases the frequency of adverse birth weight outcomes in triplet mothers with a normal pregravid BMI. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study of a large sample of triplet mothers with a normal (19.8-26) ...
Rigo Jacques - - 2006
Knowledge of changes in body composition is of great potential benefit to the understanding of the nutritional needs and functional outcome of nutritional management for both healthy and sick infants. This review evaluates the different methods presently available to evaluate whole-body composition analysis based on different models, i.e. 2, 3, ...
Bhat Swarna Rekha - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of significant weight loss, dehydration, hypernatremia and hyperbilirubinemia in exclusively breast-fed term healthy neonates and compare the incidence of these problems in the warm and cool months. METHODS: During the study period 496 neonates were recruited. RESULTS: 157 neonates ...
Nyaruhucha C N M - - 2006
A prospective study was carried out to determine the relationship between weight gain in the second and third trimesters with the corresponding birth weights in Morogoro, Tanzania. A total of 270 pregnant women who gave birth to singleton deliveries and their consecutive newborns were randomly selected from among women who ...
Kim Won-Suk - - 2006
The purpose of this study is (1) to determine the repeatability and reproducibility of thermal field-flow fractionation (ThFFF) in measuring the molecular weight of compounded natural rubber, and (2) to examine the correlation between the molecular weights obtained from ThFFF and the rheological data. 8 batches of compounded natural rubber ...
Savino F - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: Ghrelin, a recently discovered hormone mainly secreted by the stomach, has several metabolic functions including regulation of food intake, energy homeostasis and body weight. There are few studies on this hormone in healthy infants during the first year of life. The aim of this study was to examine the ...
Arora Jyoti J Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi 110 002, - - 2005
To study the effect of oil massage on growth and neurobehavior in preterm babies less than 1500 g. Randomized Controlled Trial. Tertiary level neonatal unit of a teaching hospital. Neonates with birth weight <1500 grams, gestation >37 weeks, receiving enteral feeds of at least 100 mL/kg/day and less than 10 ...
Siahanidou Tania - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Peptide YY (PYY) and ghrelin are gastrointestinal tract-derived hormones that play roles in the regulation of food intake and energy balance. Negative energy balance often occurs in hospitalized preterm infants. METHODS: To measure serum concentrations of PYY in preterm and full-term infants and to investigate their correlations with anthropometric ...
Diekmann Mareike - - 2005
Early enteral nutrition improves growth of extremely low birth weight infants, but growth curves beyond 30 days of life are lacking for such infants receiving early enteral nutrition. Based on the data of all infants born in a 4-year interval with a birth weight <1000 g and surviving for >56 ...
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