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Rammal M - - 2013
Green staining of the dentition is a phenomenon associated with the deposition of bilirubin in the matrix of hard tissue during formation. This article presents a case of green teeth in a patient born 28 weeks premature with a medical history of hemolytic jaundice and grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage at ...
Ghribi Ali - - 2013
Background: Gastric perforation in neonates is an uncommon condition. It could be spontaneous but a contributing cause should be sought. aim: To review our experience of treating 8 neonates with gastric perforation over the past 20 years. methods: We reviewed the records of all newborns admitted to our hospital between ...
Kyriacou P A - - 2013
Pulse oximetry is being used in everyday clinical practice in anesthesia utilizing peripheral saturation sensors. However, it may be unreliable in certain clinical situations such as peripheral hypoperfusion. Similar situations occur in burns patients and more importantly burns to extremities which limit the sites available for measurement of peripheral oxygen ...
Alverson Brian - - 2013
The goal of this study was to determine physician management choices for hospitalized premature infants with bronchiolitis compared with erm infants and to evaluate predictors of steroid use in premature infants. A chart review was conducted of premature and nonpremature infants admitted to 2 children's hospitals with bronchiolitis. Reviewers selected ...
Ghanem-Zoubi Nesrin - - 2013
Human parechoviruses (HPeV) have been recognized as the causative agents of central nervous system (CNS) infection of infants and young children in different parts of the world. The role of HPeV in CNS infection of Israeli infants and children is unknown. To assess the detection rate of HPeV in enterovirus ...
Borowitz Drucy - - 2013
The current recommendations for dosing of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) were made using a limited evidence base. The per meal recommended dose was extrapolated from dosing guidelines for older patients into a maximal daily dose for infants. We discuss why this maximal daily ...
Olsen Richelle N - - 2013
Abstract Objective: Elevated third trimester salivary estriol levels have been associated with preterm birth. We evaluated whether maternal estriol concentrations from second trimester serum correlated with preterm delivery. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of 7767 patients evaluated with second trimester aneuploidy screening. Unconjugated serum estriol was measured by immunoassay, expressed ...
Maheshwari Rajesh - - 2013
AIM: Long-gap oesophageal atresia (LGOA) remains a rare variant of a relatively common congenital malformation. Objectives of this study were to review the short-term results including survival, length of stay and post-operative complications for infants with LGOA managed at a single centre in addition to their growth and neurodevelopmental assessment. ...
Rachmani Evangelia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Incidental appendectomy remains a controversial issue. We aimed to collect experience using a modified surgical technique that could be applied securely in infants. METHODS: We performed aseptic intussuscepted incidental appendectomy (AIIA) in three patients using a technique that is thought to assure appendix necrosis along with intact cecal wall. ...
Pacifici Gian Maria - - 2013
Indomethacin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is a potent inhibitor of prostaglandin E2 synthesis. After birth, the ductus arteriosus closes spontaneously within 2-4 days in term infants. The major factor closing the ductus arteriosus is the tension of oxygen, which increases significantly after birth. Prostaglandin E2 has the opposite effect ...
Del Brutto Oscar H - - 2013
Neurocysticercosis in infants and toddlers has received little attention in the literature, and little is known about the mechanisms of disease acquisition and clinical forms of presentation of the disease in this age group. All patients aged ≤3 years with neurocysticercosis evaluated at Hospital-Clínica Kennedy, Guayaquil, over a 22-year period ...
Hepping N - - 2013
SFTPC (surfactant protein C) mutations resulting in SP-C deficiency causing ongoing respiratory failure in the neonatal period represent a rare entity. We report a full-term female infant who developed respiratory distress and respiratory failure shortly after birth. From the first day of life the infant was mechanically ventilated. Application of ...
Khedmat Hossein - - 2013
Context-Despite the high frequency of liver transplants in infants, few data are available on the characteristics of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders in liver transplant patients (PTLD).Objective-To analyze special features and behavior of PTLD arising after liver transplant in infants.Methods-A comprehensive search of the literature was conducted for the available data on ...
Cerbo Rosa Maria - - 2013
Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring is a new challenge for clinicians who deal with early detection of dangerous hypoperfusion in the brain, as well as in splanchnic and renal districts in critically ill preterm infants. Previous studies performed on infants and children with congenital heart disease, demonstrated the efficacy of ...
Simsek Y - - 2013
In this study, we aimed to evaluate in a prospective design the importance of pathologic umbilical artery (UA) Doppler findings as a predictive marker for neonatal outcome in patients with HELLP syndrome. A total of 45 pregnant women at 24-42 weeks of gestation with a diagnosis of HELLP syndrome were ...
Zamora Irving J - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the presence of a hernia sac and fetal lung growth and outcomes in infants with Congenital, Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). The medical records of all neonates with CDH treated in our institution between 2004 and 2011 were reviewed. The presence ...
Ecury-Goossen Ginette M - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To date, studies on neonatal stroke have mainly focused on cortical stroke. We have focused on perforator strokes, noncortical strokes in the arterial vascular perforator area. We sought to identify risk factors and evaluate clinical presentation and neuroimaging findings for neonatal perforator stroke, which seems to be ...
Stoupel Eliyahu - - 2013
Abstract Background: After a publication of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA in 2001, we published three studies related to birth month and morbidity of patients that can affect longevity. The aim of this study is to check two groups of cardiac deaths, consisting ...
Sowers Levi P - - 2013
Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the cause of premature death of up to 17% of all patients with epilepsy and as many as 50% with chronic refractory epilepsy. However, SUDEP is not widely recognized to exist. The etiology of SUDEP remains unclear, but growing evidence points to peri-ictal ...
Iorio R - - 2013
Objective: To evaluate ultrasonographic features of the liver and biliary tree, including the presence of the triangular cord, in infants with biliary atresia and to analyze the correspondence between hepatic echostructure and histological aspects of the liver.Materials and Methods: 35 consecutive infants (19 males) with documented diagnosis of biliary atresia ...
Vanhaltren Karen - - 2013
Abstract Background: Infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) are at risk of hypoglycaemia in the neonatal period. The prediction of which of these infants are at higher risk of developing hypoglycaemia is complex. Aims: To determine the characteristics of infants of diabetic mothers who are more likely to need an admission ...
Fortin-Pellerin Etienne E Neonatology division, Department of Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. - - 2013
Indications for post-natal steroids among preterm infants are evolving. The objective of this study was to compare steroid use in 2 cohorts 5 years apart and to document the short- and long-term outcomes of our most recent cohort. Retrospective chart review of infants born under 28 weeks of gestational age for two ...
Dubis Adam M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate subclinical macular findings in premature patients at risk of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with the use of handheld spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). DESIGN: Prospective, observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-nine prematurely born neonates. METHODS: Forty-nine infants were imaged using a handheld SD-OCT. Images were acquired in nonsedated ...
Balmaks Reinis - - 2013
Introduction: Misplacement of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) venous cannula in the azygos vein has previously been described only in newborns.
Case: For the first time, we report an aberrant ECMO cannula placement in the azygos vein in a child outside neonatal period. History of chronic lung disease and ligation of persistent ...
Trittmann J K - - 2013
We tested the hypothesis that the use of supplemental oxygen (sO2) at discharge from the NICU in extremely preterm neonates is associated with a greater risk of neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) at 18 months corrected gestational age (CGA) than the risk of NDI of those neonates discharged in room air. Four hundred ...
Araki Yasukiyo - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Month of birth has been associated with the environmental factors for multiple sclerosis (MS). This study aimed to investigate whether individuals with MS had significantly different frequencies of birth in a particular month of the year, and whether month-of-birth patterns were influenced by the longitudinally extensive spinal cord lesions ...
Cozzi C - - 2013
Objective:To determine whether differences exist in the location of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) versus those without CHD.Study design:Retrospective cohort study utilizing 11 years of patient data. Inclusion criterion was surgical exploration for NEC. Presence or absence of CHD was determined. Surgical and/or pathology reports ...
Turabelidze George - - 2013
We investigated Bacillus cereus-positive tracheal aspirates from infants on ventilators in a neonatal intensive care unit. Multilocus sequence typing determined a genetic match between strains isolated from samples from a case-patient and from the air flow sensor in the ventilator. Changing the sterilization method for sensors to steam autoclaving stopped ...
Beres Alana L - - 2013
Delaying surgery for infants with CDH until they achieve clinical stability is common practice. Stability, however, is inconsistently defined, and many infants fail to reach pre-established criteria. We sought to determine if infants undergoing surgery without meeting pre-established criteria could achieve meaningful survival. All infants in the CAPSNet database were ...
Demirel G - - 2013
As scant information is present about the effect of water birth on newborns, we aimed to detect the fetal outcomes of water birth. A hundred and ninety one among totally 220 newborns who were born by water birth were enrolled. The demographic and clinical features of the patients, birth complications, ...
Lorusso Vincenzo - - 2013
Here we describe a case of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis recorded in an infant initially suspected for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia due to the clinical and haematological presentation. Eventually the patient was found positive for Leishmania infantum infection and successfully treated. This case emphasises how pivotal a 'One Health' approach is for ...
Cevey-Macherel Manon - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Subependymal pseudocysts (SEPC) are cerebral periventricular cysts located on the floor of the lateral ventricle and result from regression of the germinal matrix. They are increasingly diagnosed on neonatal cranial ultrasound. While associated pathologies are reported, information about long-term prognosis is missing, and we aimed to investigate long-term follow-up ...
Su Felice - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the dose-response relationship of dexmedetomidine in infants with congenital heart disease postoperative from open heart surgery. DESIGN:: Prospective open-label dose-escalation pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic study. SETTING:: Tertiary pediatric cardiac ICU. PATIENTS:: Thirty-six evaluable infants, 1-24 months old, postoperative from open heart surgery requiring mechanical ventilation. INTERVENTIONS:: Cohorts of 12 infants ...
Burgmeier Christine - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to clarify whether cardiac anomalies are a reasonable contraindication to laparoscopic surgery in infants. METHODS: Between January 2004 and January 2013, 131 term and preterm infants with cardiac anomalies underwent laparoscopic surgery within the first 6 months of life. In this retrospective study type ...
Goelz Rangmar - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Long-term follow-up data on preterm infants with breast milk-acquired postnatal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection are sparse. AIM: To systematically evaluate the long-term cognitive outcome and prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) in patients after postnatal CMV infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All surviving infants <1500 g born in our centre between 1 ...
Sommerfleck Patricia - - 2013
The true incidence of acute otitis media (AOM) in neonates and infants younger than three months is unknown. In this population organisms causing AOM may disseminate leading to bacteremia, sepsis, and meningitis [1]. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical presentation, associated severe infections, bacteriologic etiology, and antibiotic resistance patterns of organisms ...
Takahashi Shigehiro - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is associated with cardiovascular malformation. Many prognostic factors have been identified for isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia; however, reports of concurrent congenital diaphragmatic hernia and cardiovascular malformation in infants are limited. This study evaluated congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with cardiovascular malformation in infants. Factors associated with prognosis ...
Bhandari Anita - - 2013
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the commonest cause of chronic lung disease in infancy. The incidence of BPD has remained unchanged despite many advances in neonatal care. BPD starts in the neonatal period but its effects can persist long term. Premature infants with BPD have a greater incidence of hospitalization, and ...
Couser Natario L - - 2013
We report 3 patients who were delivered prematurely and who developed a lens opacity with signs of ocular inflammation at a postgestational age of 10-52 weeks. All patients had been treated for Candida sepsis as neonates. Each patient underwent lensectomy and anterior vitrectomy. In 2 infants Candida albicans was cultured ...
Petersson Rajanya S - - 2013
We report a case of alobar holoprosencephaly (HPE) and cebocephaly associated with uncontrolled maternal type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. Alobar HPE is the most severe form of HPE. Patients with cebocephaly have ocular hypotelorism and a proboscis with a single, blind-ended nostril. Shortly after our patient was born, we were ...
Chau Destiny - - 2013
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) presenting beyond the neonatal period is commonly perceived to be rare. With reported frequencies of 2.6% to 20% of all CDH, it may be an overlooked cause of mortality. Variable symptomatology makes its diagnosis challenging. We report the sudden death of a 3-month-old patient shortly after ...
Ceglie Giovanna Rita Di GR 48 Pickwick Road, London, SE21 7JW. - - 2013
Orientation is viewed in this paper as an important dimension of containment for the development of thinking. Orientation refers to the particular positioning in space and time of mother and infant so they can find one another and then containment can take place. Bion's container-contained model for the development of ...
Ulusoy Ezgi - - 2013
Thrombocytopenia is one of the most common hematological abnormalities found in neonates. The causes, treatment modalities, and outcomes of neonatal thrombocytopenia have to be evaluated for providing better care and follow-up. In this study, our aim was to assess the prevalence, causes, treatment modalities, and outcomes of thrombocytopenia in neonates. ...
Ozkale Yasemin - - 2013
Levetiracetam is one of the new anticonvulsant drugs that has a high therapeutic index and potential antiepileptogenic effects. Herein, we report a patient with multidrug refractory epilepsy and Ohtahara syndrome who was accidentally administered 300 mg/kg/d for 35 days by her mother. To our knowledge, there are only a few ...
Mazela Jan - - 2013
Abstract Background: Aerosolized medications that have been used in infants receiving ventilatory support have not been shown to be effective clinically among the smallest patients. The aim of this study was to characterize the delivery of aerosolized albuterol sulfate in vitro under simulated neonatal ventilatory conditions using a novel ventilator ...
Yu Jeong Jin - - 2013
Ebstein's anomaly is frequently detected before birth, with prenatal detection accounting for the majority of cases in the current population. This study aimed to identify the outcome variables among these infants. The medical records of 59 patients with neonatal Ebstein's anomaly managed at the Asan Medical Center between January, 2001 ...
Janus Dominika - - 2013
Isolated scrotal hair development in infancy is a rare disorder that has not been well characterized in the literature. We present a retrospective analysis of 5 male patients referred to the Endocrine Department at the age of 3 to 6 months for the assessment of isolated scrotal hair development. There ...
Chen Yi-Hsing - - 2013
Background: To understand the characteristics, ophthalmic outcomes, and risk factors of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in patients with birth weight (BW) greater than 1500 g. The applicability of the ROP screening criteria to the Taiwanese population was also examined. Methods: The study included 104 eyes from 54 ROP patients who ...
Demir Hülya - - 2013
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is used as a tumor marker for hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatoblastoma and germ cell tumors. It may also be elevated in infants with some hepatobiliary disorders. The mechanism of AFP elevation in neonatal cholestasis is not known. We retrospectively evaluated serum AFP levels in 53 infants with neonatal cholestasis. ...
Bildik Hacer Neslihan - - 2013
We present two cases of Rhodococcus equi bacteremia as a cause of sepsis in premature infants who had increasing respiratory distress with multiple episodes of apnea. When we investigated these infants for apnea etiology, blood cultures were taken, and R. equi was confirmed based on the colony characteristics on nutrient ...
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