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Huang Yu-Chih - - 2002
To facilitate making a diagnosis of cholestatic liver disease in Taiwan, we have established reference ranges for serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (gamma-GT) activity and bile acids in normal Taiwanese infants. The serum level of gamma-GT activity was assayed in 90 normal Taiwanese infants and children aged between 2 days and 2 ...
Ghirri P - - 2002
Of the 10,730 neonates born in the period 1978-1997 and examined for cryptorchidism (C) at birth, 1387 were pre-term (gestational age <37 wk), and 9343 were full-term. At birth, a total of 737 neonates (6.9%) were cryptorchid, 487 had bilateral C and 250 unilateral C. The C rate of pre-terms ...
Riepe Felix G - - 2002
Pregnenolone (Preg) and 17-hydroxypregnenolone (17OH-Preg) are marker steroids that are elevated in the 3beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-II deficiency form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. The aim of this study was to establish normative data for both steroids in healthy preterm (28-33 and 34-37 wk gestation) and full-term infants, because reference values for the early ...
Esposito Susanna - - 2002
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody titres against pertussis antigens, Bordetella pertussis-specific proliferation and cytokine production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were evaluated at the age of 5-6 years in 13 children who had been pre-term infants with a gestational age (GA) of < or = 31 weeks, 10 who had ...
Bahado-Singh R O - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: Hyperglycosylated hCG (HhCG) is the predominant form of chorionic gonadotrophin in states characterized by aggressive trophoblast invasion such as early pregnancy or choriocarcinoma. Pre-eclampsia may be the result of failed or inadequate trophoblast invasion. We investigated whether low levels of maternal urine HhCG levels would predict subsequent pre-eclampsia. STUDY ...
Gournay V - - 2002
AIM: To study baroreflex maturation by measuring, longitudinally, baroreflex sensitivity in preterm (gestational age 24-37 weeks) and full term infants. METHODS: Baroreflex sensitivity was quantified once a week, one to seven times, by a totally non-invasive method. RESULTS: Baroreflex sensitivity at birth was lower in the preterm infant and increased ...
Silvestri Jean M - - 2002
This article reviews studies on infants to obtain 'normal' parameters for apnoea, heart rate and O(2) saturation in healthy full-term infants. Studies have been carried out in both hospital and home settings using different protocols and these are reviewed and assessed as a means of providing baseline data for home ...
Freitas da Motta Márcia Soares - - 2002
The immunogenicity of a Hepatitis B vaccine was evaluated in 110 neonates (57 full term and 53 preterm) born to Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) negative mothers. Three 10 microg doses of recombinant Hepatitis B vaccine were administered: the first dose within the first week of life; the second between ...
Jeng Suh-Fang - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Study of kicking development provides important information to understand how early spontaneous movements change in infants as they acquire voluntary control. Researchers have investigated the kicking movements of preterm infants; however, the movement patterns that they have described were inconsistent. The purpose of this study, therefore, was ...
Pöschl Johannes M B - - 2002
A full-term infant was born with a swollen left conjunctival sac. Ophthalmia neonatorum developed within 5 d after birth. Examination of the purulent discharge showed Group B Streptococcus. The CRP level was found to be elevated and parenteral and topical therapy was started. Ophthalmia neonatorum resolved after 7 d of ...
Wan A K - - 2001
We hypothesize that S. mutans colonization occurs more frequently in pre-term children due to their relative immaturity. In this study of 172 predentate, six-month-old infants, we found that 50% of pre-term and 60% of full-term children harbored S. mutans. The colonization was confirmed by repeat sampling. Although there were minor ...
Nemet D - - 2001
We measured bone speed of sound in premature infants by quantitative ultrasound. A total of 44 neonates participated in the study including 29 premature infants (median birth weight 1264 g, range 578-2420 g; median gestational age 31 weeks, range 24-36 weeks) and 15 full-term infants (median birth weight 3360 g, ...
Dilenge M E - - 2001
Asphyxia remains one of the main causes of later disability in term infants. Despite many publications identifying possible predictors of outcome in this population of interest, little is known of the long-term developmental outcome of asphyxiated term neonates. Observational studies have largely focused on short-term outcomes, with an emphasis on ...
Fujita Y - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to evaluate the natural course and the long-term prognosis of cystic hygroma following live birth. METHODS: Of 39 cases, 12 were excluded because of either artificial termination or intrauterine treatment. 27 cases were retrospectively classified into 2 groups based on the outcome, and the clinical profiles ...
Fried H U - - 2001
An inexpensive headholder for mice ranging from 3-week-old animals to adults was designed to provide reliable long-term head fixation. Its shape allows the direct access to the dorsal and ventral sides of the head which makes the headholder ideal for the use with both an upright and an inverted microscope. ...
Wan A K - - 2001
Since dental caries may present soon after tooth eruption, we hypothesized that colonization of Streptococcus mutans can occur in the predentate stages. In this study, we examined S. mutans colonization and its association with oral developmental nodules (Bohn's nodules) in 60 pre-term and 128 full-term, three-month-old infants. Overall, S. mutans ...
Ambalavanan N - - 2001
Recent experimental and clinical data demonstrate that both hypocapnia and hypercapnia during the neonatal period may result in beneficial or adverse consequences. Multiple retrospective studies report a strong association between PaCO2 levels less than 25 to 30 mm Hg and an increased incidence of cystic PVL and CP in preterm ...
Chiang M C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Auditory brainstem evoked potentials (ABEP) are used to evaluate the integrity of auditory pathways. Since there are difficulties in the performance and still no reference ranges for pre-term infants in Taiwan, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of ABEP in full-term and pre-term infants. METHODS: ...
Benninga M A - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate anorectal motor function in healthy premature and term infants with the use of micromanometric techniques. STUDY DESIGN: Anorectal manometry was performed in 22 healthy neonates (9 female) with a mean postmenstrual age of 32 weeks (range, 30 to 38 weeks) with a micromanometric anorectal assembly (od 2.0 ...
Avila-Díaz M - - 2001
BACKGROUND: The objective of the present study was to assess bone mineral content (BMC) of the whole skeleton in pre-term and full-term healthy infants and the factors influencing BMC, such as bone area, birth weight, birth length, current weight, current length, gender, and gestational age. METHODS: Forty-eight healthy full-term infants ...
Simunic D I - - 2001
STUDY DESIGN: A disc model with full anular division was used to investigate how different biomechanical parameters influence the severity of nuclear disruption during compressive loading. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the manner in which flexion, hydration, and loading rate contribute to the breakdown in the intrinsic cohesive structure of the nucleus ...
Wright E J - - 2001
PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to review the current state and technique of pubovaginal sling construction using cadaveric allograft fascia lata. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A MEDLINE search was conducted to identify articles in the current literature addressing applications of cadaveric allograft fascia lata for surgical reconstructive procedures. RESULTS: ...
Darmochwal-Kolarz D - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: We tried to estimate whether immunological changes are present in neonates born to mothers who had been suffering from pre-eclampsia. STUDY DESIGN: Eighteen neonates born to mothers with severe pre-eclampsia (between 35 and 40 weeks of gestation) and 20 full-term healthy newborns (between 38 and 40 weeks of gestation) ...
Lohitkul S - - 2001
The objective of this study was to evaluate the ossification (visualization) of proximal humeral ossification center (PHOC) which may indicate bone growth in infants with acyanotic and cyanotic congenital heart disease (HD) compared to normal infants. The medical records and chest radiographs within 3 months after birth of infants who ...
van Wendel de Joode B - - 2001
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is a compound with moderate toxicity that is judged to be safe for occupational use, although little is known about its long-term effects on the human nervous system. We investigated chronic nervous-system effects of long-term occupational exposure to DDT by comparing the neurobehavioural performance of retired malaria-control workers ...
Ruangtrakool R - - 2001
A retrospective study comparing 16 full-term and 18 pre-term neonates with NEC operated on at Siriraj Hospital between 1987 and 1999 is presented. Major risk factors leading to NEC in full-term neonates included sepsis, SGA, birth asphyxia, severe jaundice requiring exchange transfusion and chorioamnionitis. Although full-term neonates developed NEC earlier ...
Forsyth J S - - 2001
In the past year, two groups of investigators reported the effects of feeding n-3 and n-6 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on term-infant development. In general, these small randomised studies, along with two recent large randomised clinical trials, one with preterm and one with term infants, confirm and extend data ...
Perera I Y - - 2001
Plants sense positional changes relative to the gravity vector. To date, the signaling processes by which the perception of a gravistimulus is linked to the initiation of differential growth are poorly defined. We have investigated the role of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP(3)) in the gravitropic response of oat (Avena sativa) shoot ...
Stern M - - 2001
Research on the prematurity stereotype was extended by randomly assigning 158 Israeli medical and nursing students to view full-term infants labelled either 'full-term' (FTL) or 'premature' (PL). One-half of the students were additionally assigned to a goal condition in which they were informed that their judgements would be evaluated for ...
Mück K - - 2001
Due to its long physical half-life, and the fact that its long-term mobility in the environment as well as its radiotoxicity is higher than that of 137Cs, the long-term bio-availability of 90Sr in the environment is of importance with regard to the long-term population exposure after fallout from nuclear weapons ...
Rose S A - - 2001
Several aspects of visual attention and their implications for recognition memory were examined in a longitudinal sample of full-term and preterm (birth weight < 1,750 g) infants seen at 5, 7, and 12 months of age. At all 3 ages, full-terms had shorter look durations, faster shift rates, less off-task ...
Mouradian L E - - 2000
Little information is available regarding the behavioral repertoire of healthy, yet prematurely born, infants. To address this problem, the Assessment of Preterm Infants' Behavior (APIB) was used 10 to 14 days after birth in a cross-sectional comparison of 42 healthy newborn infants: 16 full-term infants (gestational age at birth [GA] ...
Harmoinen A - - 2000
Cystatin C is a non-glycated, 13-kDa basic protein produced by all nucleated cells. Recent studies have indicated that the plasma concentration of cystatin C is a better marker for glomerular filtration rate (GFR) than plasma creatinine, which is most commonly used for this purpose. We established reference values for plasma ...
Schalij-Delfos N E - - 2000
AIM: To establish recommendations for long term ophthalmological follow up of prematurely born infants. METHODS: 130 infants with a gestational age (GA) <37 weeks and born between 1 November 1989 and 31 October 1990 were enrolled in a prospective study about the development of strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive errors. Infants ...
Ohkuchi A - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: To develop a new quantitative index, the notch depth index (NDI), to evaluate its association with the risk of pre-eclampsia and a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant and to compare its clinical usefulness with that of the uterine artery resistance index (RI) and the peak systolic to early diastolic velocity (A/C) ...
Radetti G - - 2000
Among the molecular variants of human GH, the monomeric 22-kD is the predominant isoform, whereas the 20-kD is the second most abundant isoform. Because little is known on the pattern of human GH isoforms in the early postnatal period, we evaluated serum levels of 22-kD GH by an immunofluorometric assay ...
Aquilina J - - 2000
We aimed to investigate the relationship between inhibin-A and human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) concentrations in the second trimester in the same cohort of women and compare their screening efficiency for the subsequent development of pre-eclampsia. The main outcome measures were pre-eclampsia and pre-eclampsia requiring delivery before 37 weeks.We carried out ...
Riezzo G - - 2000
The aims of this study were to evaluate the gastric electrical activity and gastric emptying in preterm and term newborns and to assess the development of gastric motility by comparing newborns of different gestational ages. The cutaneous electrogastrography and the ultrasonographic study of the gastric emptying were performed before and ...
Hattori M A - - 2000
Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) isoforms in urine from healthy and mildly hypertensive untreated patients have been described in the literature. Healthy subjects have high- and low-molecular-weight ACEs (170 and 65 kDa), whereas mildly hypertensive untreated patients have only low-molecular-weight ACEs (90 and 65 kDa), both of which resemble ACE from ...
Gottfridsson C - - 2000
Previous methods for frequency domain analysis of the signal-averaged ECG (SAECG) have had low reproducibility. The reproducibility of time domain late potential analysis and spectral turbulence analysis was evaluated with 2 immediately consecutive SAECG recordings in 121 randomly selected subjects without heart disease (short-term) and also in 47 subjects after ...
Wan T - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To delineate neutrophil function of preterm and full-term neonates of Chinese origin. METHODS: Chinese neonates admitted to two major Hong Kong neonatal units were randomly selected for the study. Candidacidal activity, phagocytosis, chemotaxis and nitroblue tetrazolium reduction scores were evaluated from blood. RESULTS: Except for chemotactic activity, the neutrophil ...
Tugertimur A - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To compare echocardiograms of macrosomic and healthy full term neonates whose weight was appropriate for gestational age (AGA). METHODS: Echocardiography was performed on 9 healthy full term AGA neonates and 15 macrosomic neonates. A data base was generated from valid echocardiographic measurements on each infant. RESULTS: Macrosomic infants were ...
Barrios V - - 2000
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) circulate in plasma as part of a 150-kD complex that also contains IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), a protein that binds IGF-I and IGF-II with high affinity, and an acid-labile subunit (ALS) that does not directly bind IGFs. Because the ALS assay methods currently being used are relatively ...
Maheshwari S - - 2000
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to evaluate the long-term results of balloon angioplasty (BA) for postsurgical recoarctation in infants. BACKGROUND: Balloon angioplasty is a well-accepted modality for the treatment of recoarctation. However, infants remain a group of concern because of their size, risk for complications and the potential for restenosis ...
Linder N - - 1999
AIMS: To determine normal concentrations of 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP) for premature infants. METHODS: 17OHP was measured in 66 consecutive premature infants once a week during the first month, and once every two weeks thereafter, until the age of 3 months. The 17OHP values in 100 full term healthy neonates on the ...
Lundqvist C - - 1999
Non-nutritive sucking (NNS) patterns in full-term newborn and preterm infants were studied at term conceptional age. The preterm group showed a distinct NNS pattern with a higher frequency and lower amplitude. In the preterm group, gender differences were observed, the girls having higher frequency and larger amplitude. The full-term infants' ...
Neefjes V M - - 1999
AIMS: To determine the level of oxidative stress and cell damage as a result of exposure to O(2) at birth. METHODS: Using glutathione S transferase (GST) as an indicator of oxidative stress, GST activity in cord blood was compared with that in samples taken three hours after birth. Twenty four ...
Saarela T - - 1999
In order to study the incidence and course of nephrocalcinosis in full-term infants with congestive heart failure receiving long-term furosemide treatment, 36 such infants (median age 2.9 months, range 1.2-8.0) and 36 full-term control infants not receiving any diuretics (median age 3.4 months, range 1.1-8.4) were studied by renal ultrasonography ...
Kaufman D - - 1999
Preterm infants have an increased incidence of infection, which is principally due to deficiencies in neonatal host defense mechanisms. Monocyte adherence is important in localizing cells at sites of infection and is associated with enhanced antimicrobial functions. We isolated cord blood monocytes from preterm and full-term infants to study their ...
Linder N - - 1999
Premature infants are vulnerable to infections, partly because of the low transplacental transfer of maternal antibodies. The present study investigated the placental transfer of maternal rubella-specific antibodies to full-term and preterm infants. The study group consisted of 133 healthy, native Israeli mothers and their 159 newborns. Of these, 69 were ...
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