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Anderson Jeffrey B - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess growth from the time of neonatal discharge to the time of performance of the bidirectional Glenn (BDG) procedure in infants with a single ventricle and determine predictors of poor growth. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective case series of infants who underwent the BDG procedure at our ...
Beaulieu A D - - 2010
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships among birth weight, birth order, or litter size on growth performance, carcass quality, and eating quality of the ultimate pork product. Data were collected from 98 pig litters and, with the addition of recording birth weight and birth order, farrowing ...
Serrano Maria Sylvia Campos - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of massage on infant weight gain and exclusive maternal breast-feeding of an intervention that involved teaching mothers to massage their full-term infants. The sample included 100 healthy newborn infants who were receiving primary healthcare at 3 health centers in a ...
Field Tiffany - - 2010
In this paper, preterm infant massage therapy studies are reviewed. Massage therapy has led to weight gain in preterm infants when moderate pressure massage was provided. In studies on passive movement of the limbs, preterm infants also gained significantly more weight, and their bone density also increased. Research on ways ...
McCormick David P - - 2010
To assess the prevalence, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of infant obesity (weight-for-length) in a pediatric practice. This was a retrospective nested case-control design. The investigators reviewed and abstracted data from the records of the mothers (while pregnant) and their offspring. The prevalence of infant obesity was 16%. Children who ...
Siahanidou Tania - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (a-FABP) has been suggested to play an important role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome. Preterm infants are at risk for the later development of insulin resistance, and, possibly, other components of metabolic syndrome. AIM: To determine circulating levels of a-FABP in preterm infants ...
Brumberg H L - - 2010
To determine if enteral protein and energy supplementation would significantly improve weight gain as compared with energy supplementation alone in <or=1250 g infants. Inclusion criteria were birth weight (BW) <or=1250 g, postnatal age >or=14 days, diet of >or=75% enteral nutrition (fortified human milk or formula) and either failure to regain ...
Lamp Jane M - - 2010
To examine predictive relationships among intrapartum maternal fluid intake, birth type, neonatal output, and neonatal weight loss during the first 48 hours after birth. Prospective descriptive design. Women's center of a 900-bed regional acute care facility with 6,700 births per year. A convenience sample of 200 mother/neonate dyads. The Optimality ...
Bhatia Vidyut - - 2010
Hookworm infection is common but has rarely been reported in neonates or infants. Two cases of hookworm infestation in early infancy are described. The infants presented with malena, severe pallor, lethargy and failure to gain weight. Initial stool examination was non-contributory and diagnosis was made by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Tjora E - - 2010
AIMS: To study incidence and risk factors of early neonatal dehydration in a Norwegian population based cohort. METHODS: Term neonates admitted to a paediatric department during 2002-2008 with a weight loss > or = 12% within three weeks of age were identified retrospectively through review of medical records. For each ...
Saki Azadeh - - 2010
In this exploratory study, the contribution of delivery type to the weight gain pattern for full-term infants with exclusive breastfeeding in the first month of infancy was determined. In addition, breastfeeding success among cesarean section (C-section) delivery mothers based on their neonate's weight gain at the end of the first ...
Elkiran O - - 2010
A 3-month-old girl presented with myocarditis owing to brucellosis. Her mother had been diagnosed with brucellosis at 28 weeks gestation but did not receive treatment until after delivery. The infant had intrauterine retardation and had gained little weight since birth. It is considered likely that the brucellosis was transmitted transplacentally.
Smylie Janet - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To review Indigenous infant mortality, stillbirth, birth weight, and preterm birth outcomes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. METHODS: Systematic searches of published literature and a review and assessment of existing perinatal surveillance systems were undertaken. Where possible, within country comparisons of Indigenous to non-Indigenous birth ...
Ellis Kenneth J - - 2010
From retrospective studies, there is substantial evidence that birthweight and the rate of weight gain during early infancy are associated with increased risk for adverse health outcomes later in life. Birthweight is the marker of the integrative effects of the prenatal environment, while the rate of weight gain after birth ...
Amani F - - 2010
Mortality refers to the death that occurs within a population. It is linked to many factors such as age, sex, race, occupation and social class. The incidence and prevalence of mortality could affect the population's standard of living and health care. The aim of this study was to explore the ...
Ong Ken K KK MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK. - - 2010
High rates of overweight and obesity even in very young children argue the case for strategies to prevent overweight from very young ages. Historical studies, prospective birth cohorts, and more recently genetic studies all indicate that the rapid weight gain trajectory to later obesity starts in the first months of ...
Siega-Riz Anna Maria AM Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. - - 2010
Postpartum weight retention plays an important role in the pathway leading to obesity among women of childbearing age. The objective of this study was to examine predictors of moderate (1-10 pounds) and high (>10 pounds) postpartum weight retention using data from a prospective pregnancy cohort that followed women into the ...
Potti Sushma - - 2010
We compared obstetric outcomes based on gestational weight gain in normal-weight and obese women using traditional Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines and newly recommended Cedergren criteria. Using the New Jersey Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) database and electronic birth records, perinatal outcomes were analyzed to estimate the independent effects ...
Okechukwu A A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of exclusive breastfeeding (EBFing) practice on maternal anthropometry during the first 6 months of birth. METHOD: Measurement of weight, height, triceps skin-fold thickness (TST), and mid-arm circumference (MAC) was carried out in a matched cohort of women practicing EBFing and those using other methods of ...
Miller D R - - 2010
This paper reports an investigation into metabolic and endocrine maturity in the neonate lamb and the relationships between litter size, birth weight, and maternal metabolic and endocrine variables on behavior at birth and survival over the first 72 h of life. Data were from multiparous, fine-wool Merino ewes (n = ...
Nafissi Samane - - 2010
Consanguinity, the marriage between relatives, has been associated with adverse child health outcomes. The objective of the present study was to assess the effect of consanguinity on offspring weight gain from birth to 12 months after birth. Data were collected on 250 consecutive live-born singleton newborns referred to a local ...
Cox J T - - 2009
Awareness of the importance of nutrition during pregnancy has increased in recent years.Pregnancy outcomes vary by prepregnant weight as well as gestational weight gain. Inappropriate gain may have both short- and long-term consequences for mother and infant. This review article includes the newly released US Institute of Medicine prenatal weight ...
Ho Yuen-Bing - - 2010
The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of massage therapy on motor development, weight gain, and hospital discharge in preterm very low-birthweight (VLBW) newborns. Twenty-four preterm VLBW newborns (<34 weeks and <1500 g) were enrolled in this randomized controlled pilot study. The intervention group (n = ...
Hamilton Jill K - - 2010
Emerging evidence suggests that fetal environmental exposures impact on future development of obesity. The objectives of this study were to assess the relationships between (i) maternal insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance status in pregnancy and (ii) early infant weight gain and adiposity in the first year of life. In this ...
Rowland Kate - - 2009
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Variables that increase the risk of overweight in childhood include formula feeding, high birth weight, high rate of weight gain in the first 4 months of life, low socioeconomic status, and maternal obesity. No single risk factor predicts overweight, and not all infants with risk factors become overweight ...
Swann Rebecca A - - 2009
To explore attitudes toward weight gain during pregnancy in women with and without eating disorders and across eating disorder subtypes, and to examine associations among weight-gain attitudes and actual gestational weight gain, infant birth weight, and infant size-for-gestational-age. Pregnant women (35,929) enrolled in the prospective population-based Norwegian mother and child ...
Walsh B - - 2009
This survey was conducted to review the current practice regarding frequency of weight measurement in neonatal units in the Republic of Ireland, and whether these practices are in keeping with best practice as described in the literature. There was an 88.5% (23 of 26) response rate to this survey. 6 ...
Ridgway Charlotte L CL MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge, United - - 2009
Adult physical performance is recognized as a marker of both current physical capacity and future health. The aim of the study was to examine the independent influences of birth weight, infant weight gain, and infant motor development on a variety of adult physical performance outcomes, in terms of muscular strength, ...
Ong Ken K KK Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK. - - 2009
Formula milk-fed infants show faster rates of growth and weight gain than do breastfed infants, and they have higher concentrations of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). Our objective was to determine the influence of IGF-I concentrations on gains in weight, length, body mass index (BMI), and adiposity in the first ...
Schneiderman R - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship of weight of preterm infants when first placed into an open crib with days to full oral feedings, growth velocity and length of stay (LOS), and to identify unwarranted variation in incubator weaning after adjusting for severity indices. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study using the ...
Demerath Ellen W EW Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015, USA. - - 2009
To test the hypothesis that rapid infant weight gain is associated with advanced skeletal maturity in children from the United States and South Africa. Longitudinal data from 467 appropriate-for-gestational-age infants in the Fels Longitudinal Growth Study (Dayton, Ohio) and 196 appropriate-for-gestational-age infants in the Birth to Twenty birth cohort study ...
Janeiro Patr?cia - - 2010
The aim of this paper was to study the weight gain in very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infants by adopting earlier and higher intake of proteins and earlier intake of lipids. We studied 28 VLBW infants admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during the year 2004 (group 1) and 18 during the first ...
Hill Alice S - - 2009
PURPOSE: This retrospective chart review describes the growth of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit. DESIGN: A descriptive design was used to collect data from 60 hospital records. RESULTS: Gains were noted between assessment periods (discharge--6 months and 6-12 months) (t = ...
Worobey John - - 2009
To examine the relative contributions of maternal characteristics and behaviors in predicting infant weight gain over the first year of postpartum life. Longitudinal study of maternal feeding style throughout infancy. A Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children center. Ninety-six low-income, minority mother-infant dyads. Infant weight gain at ...
Demerath Ellen W EW Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. - - 2009
Rapid infant weight gain is associated with increased abdominal adiposity, but there is no published report of the relationship of early infant growth to differences in specific adipose tissue depots in the abdomen, including visceral adipose tissue (VAT). In this study, we tested the associations of birth weight, infant weight ...
Haase Barbara - - 2009
Abstract Background: Test weighing, or weighing the infant before and after breastfeeding to assess milk intake, in which weight gain in grams is converted equally to volume of intake in milliliters, is a controversial topic in the literature. This study was initiated to identify variables that impact test weights and ...
Dekelbab Bassem H - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To describe an infant with early excessive weight gain as the principle manifestation of pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) type 1a and Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO). METHODS: We describe the clinical and laboratory findings in an infant with early excessive weight gain without evidence of hyperphagia and review relevant literature. RESULTS: The ...
Worobey John - - 2009
Activity level in childhood has long been of interest to researchers in psychology, personality, and pediatrics. With the current epidemic in child obesity, even greater attention is being paid to physical activity and its role in preventing excess weight gain. Activity can be rated by observers as well as recorded ...
Wisner Katherine L - - 2009
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use during pregnancy incurs a low absolute risk for major malformations; however, other adverse outcomes have been reported. Major depression also affects reproductive outcomes. This study examined whether 1) minor physical anomalies, 2) maternal weight gain and infant birth weight, 3) preterm birth, and 4) ...
Underwood Mark A - - 2009
To compare the effect of 2 prebiotic/probiotic products on weight gain, stool microbiota, and stool short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) content of premature infants. This randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled trial included 90 premature infants treated with either a dietary supplement containing 2 lactobacillus species plus fructooligosaccharides (CUL, Culturelle, ConAgra, Omaha, NE), a ...
Massaro A N - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of massage with or without kinesthetic stimulation on weight gain and length of hospital stay in the preterm infant. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective randomized clinical trial was conducted evaluating the effects of massage with or without kinesthetic stimulation (KS) ...
Anderson Alex Kojo - - 2009
Research studies have produced conflicting results of the impact of breastfeeding on overweight/obesity. This study evaluated the impact of infant feeding on infant body composition. There were two groups of mother-infant pairs (exclusive breastfeeding [EBF; n = 27] and mixed feeding [MF; n = 13]) in this study. At baseline, ...
van Dijk Christel Evellen - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Increasing overweight and obesity are growing problems among children worldwide. Prevention requires an understanding of when excess weight gain begins and the determinants that place children at risk. The aim of our study was to illustrate how the growth curve used to assess growth influences the interpretation of weight ...
Muciño Edith - - 2009
Interest is growing among psychobiologists and behavioral ecologists in the role of sibling relations in shaping individual development and life histories. In litters of domestic rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus the heaviest pups at birth are more likely to survive the critical first postnatal week, they compete more effectively with littermates for ...
Chen Aimin - - 2009
Maternal obesity (defined as prepregnancy body mass index [BMI] >or=30 kg/m) is associated with increased risk of neonatal death. Its association with infant death, postneonatal death, and cause-specific infant death is less well-characterized. We studied the association between maternal obesity and the risk of infant death by using 1988 US ...
Komiyama Mami - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants sometimes develop abdominal distension and poor weight gain. The influence of thyroid function on these symptoms in VLBW infants has not been reported. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 18 VLBW infants whose abdominal distension and poor weight gain did not improve with standard ...
Spellacy William N - - 2008
The recommended weight gain of pregnancy in women over the past years has increased from 17.6 lb in 1945 to 25-35 lb in 1990. This has been associated with larger infant birth weights, more difficult deliveries and increased obesity in children and adults, with little benefit in reducing perinatal morbidity. ...
Diamon Frank - - 2008
AIM: Rapid growth in infancy may be associated with later onset childhood obesity. The aim in this study was to evaluate the relationships of adipokines to growth of infants at 6-10 months of age and to serum insulin, glucose, and auxological parameters of infants and their mothers. METHODS: Thirty-seven healthy ...
Gonzalez Alma Patricia - - 2009
Massage has been proposed as a way of facilitating development and growth of newborns through its effects on increasing blood flow, heart rate, digestion, and immunity. Massage might increase basal metabolism and nutrient absorption through endocrine effects such as increase in insulin and adrenaline and decrease in cortisol. Preliminary studies ...
Kamanu C I - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and risk factors of macrosomia in a Nigerian centre, and to assess the relation of maternal body mass index (BMI) at birth and of the total weight gain during pregnancy to macrosomia and adverse pregnancy outcome. DESIGN: A retrospective review of fetal macrosomia over a ...
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