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Neonatology

Section edited by Elizabeth Asztalos

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of neonatal health, disease, care, and outcomes.

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  1. Ventilator treatment exposes newborns to both hyperoxemia and hyperventilation. It is not known how common hyperoxemia and hyperventilation are in neonatal intensive care units in Norway. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Marianne Trygg Solberg, Ida Torunn Bjørk and Thor Willy R Hansen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:126

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Current fetal-infant growth references have an obvious growth disjuncture around 40 week gestation overlapping where the fetal and infant growth references are combined. Graphical smoothening of the disjunctur...

    Authors: Tanis R Fenton, Roseann Nasser, Misha Eliasziw, Jae H Kim, Denise Bilan and Reg Sauve

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:92

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Family centred care (FCC) is currently a valued philosophy within neonatal care; an approach that places the parents at the heart of all decision-making and engagement in the care of their infant. However, to ...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Victoria Hall Moran, Anna Axelin, Fiona Dykes and Renée Flacking

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:84

    Content type: Debate

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  4. One of the components of the Kangaroo Method (KM) is the adoption of the Kangaroo Position. The skin-to-skin contact and the vertical position the child adopts when in this position may provide sensorial, vest...

    Authors: Kaísa Trovão Diniz, José Eulálio Cabral-Filho, Rafael Moura Miranda, Geisy Maria Souza Lima and Danilo de Almeida Vasconcelos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:79

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Despite growing evidence that supports the importance of 6-month exclusive breastfeeding, few Canadian mothers adhere to this, and early weaning onto solids is a common practice. This study assessed infant fee...

    Authors: Mahsa Jessri, Anna P Farmer, Katerina Maximova, Noreen D Willows and Rhonda C Bell

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:77

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Although breast milk has numerous benefits for infants’ development, with greater effects in those born preterm (at < 37 gestational weeks), mothers of preterm infants have shorter breastfeeding duration than ...

    Authors: Jenny Ericson, Mats Eriksson, Lena Hellström-Westas, Lars Hagberg, Pat Hoddinott and Renée Flacking

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:73

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. With a decline of infant mortality rates, neonatal mortality rates are striking high in development countries particularly sub Saharan Africa. The toolkit for high quality neonatal services describes the princ...

    Authors: Bernard Mbwele, Nicole L Ide, Elizabeth Reddy, Sarah A P Ward, Joshua A Melnick, Flavian A Masokoto and Rachael Manongi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:68

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in preterm infants has been documented and results from previous studies suggest the association between OMT and length of stay (LOS) reduction, as well as s...

    Authors: Francesco Cerritelli, Gianfranco Pizzolorusso, Francesco Ciardelli, Emiliano La Mola, Vincenzo Cozzolino, Cinzia Renzetti, Carmine D’Incecco, Paola Fusilli, Giuseppe Sabatino and Gina Barlafante

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:65

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The sequelae of extremely preterm birth have an impact on the quality of life (QoL) of these children. Standardized assessment of their QoL is rarely done in France. The aim of this study is to examine among a...

    Authors: Marie-Ange Einaudi, Catherine Gire, Anderson Loundou, Pierre Le Coz and Pascal Auquier

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:58

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Significant immunomodulatory effects have been described as result of cigarette smoking in adults and pregnant women. However, the effect of cigarette smoking during pregnancy on the lymphocyte subpopulations ...

    Authors: Giovanni Almanzar, Gernot Eberle, Andrea Lassacher, Christian Specht, Christian Koppelstaetter, Peter Heinz-Erian, Rudolf Trawöger, David Bernhard and Martina Prelog

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:57

    Content type: Research article

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  11. An early clinical score predicting an abnormal amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) or moderate-severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) may allow rapid triage of infants for therapeutic hypoth...

    Authors: Alan R Horn, George H Swingler, Landon Myer, Lucy L Linley, Moegammad S Raban, Yaseen Joolay, Michael C Harrison, Manigandan Chandrasekaran, Natasha R Rhoda and Nicola J Robertson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:52

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The distal GI microbiota of hospitalized preterm neonates has been established to be unique from that of healthy full-term infants; the proximal GI, more specifically gastroesophageal colonization has not been...

    Authors: Vladana Milisavljevic, Meena Garg, Ivan Vuletic, Jeff F Miller, Lauren Kim, Tina D Cunningham and Imke Schröder

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:49

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Extravasation injury remains an important cause of iatrogenic injury in neonatal intensive care. This study aims to describe the current approach to extravasation injury (EI) prevention and management in Neona...

    Authors: Matthew Restieaux, Andrew Maw, Roland Broadbent, Pam Jackson, David Barker and Ben Wheeler

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:34

    Content type: Research article

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  14. During the first weeks of hospitalization, premature babies and their parents encounter difficulties in establishing early bonds and interactions. Only a few studies have explored what caregivers can do to mee...

    Authors: Sonia Guillaume, Natacha Michelin, Elodie Amrani, Brigitte Benier, Xavier Durrmeyer, Sandra Lescure, Charlotte Bony, Claude Danan, Olivier Baud, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Elodie Zana-Taïeb and Laurence Caeymaex

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:18

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Treatment and prophylaxis of sepsis in very low birth weight neonates is a matter of concern and research is being undertaken with the aim to give rise to shared approaches based on solid evidence. As part of ...

    Authors: Chiara Pandolfini, Sequi Marco, Manzoni Paolo and Bonati Maurizio

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:5

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Estimated 17,000 neonates (≤ 28 days of age) die in Vietnam annually, corresponding to more than half of the child mortality burden. However, current knowledge about these neonates is limited. Prematurity, asp...

    Authors: Alexandra Y Kruse, Binh TT Ho, Cam N Phuong, Lone G Stensballe, Gorm Greisen and Freddy K Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:199

    Content type: Research article

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  17. While survival rates of extremely preterm infants have improved over the last decades, the incidence of neurodevelopmental disability (ND) in survivors remains high. Representative current data on the severity...

    Authors: Luregn J Schlapbach, Mark Adams, Elena Proietti, Maude Aebischer, Sebastian Grunt, Cristina Borradori-Tolsa, Myriam Bickle-Graz, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Beatrice Latal and Giancarlo Natalucci

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:198

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The northern territory Nunavut has Canada’s largest jurisdictional land mass with 33,322 inhabitants, of which 85% self-identify as Inuit. Nunavut has rates of infant mortality, postneonatal mortality and hosp...

    Authors: Sorcha A Collins, Padma Surmala, Geraldine Osborne, Cheryl Greenberg, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Sharon Edmunds-Potvin and Laura Arbour

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:190

    Content type: Research article

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  19. We assessed anthropometric status, breastfeeding duration, morbidity, and mortality outcomes during the first four years of life according to gestational age, in three population-based birth cohorts in the cit...

    Authors: Fernando C Barros, José Luis Diaz Rossello, Alicia Matijasevich, Samuel C Dumith, Aluisio J D Barros, Iná Silva dos Santos, Denise Mota and Cesar G Victora

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:169

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Human milk is the optimal nutrition for infants. When breastfeeding is not possible, supplementation of infant formula with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids appears to promote neurodevelopmental outcome ...

    Authors: Maria Lorella Giannì, Paola Roggero, Charlotte Baudry, Amandine Ligneul, Daniela Morniroli, Francesca Garbarino, Pascale le Ruyet and Fabio Mosca

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:164

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Reducing neonatal death has been an emerging challenge in low and middle income countries in the past decade. The development of the low cost interventions and their effective delivery are needed to reduce dea...

    Authors: Ashish KC, Mats Målqvist, Johan Wrammert, Sheela Verma, Dhan Raj Aryal, Robert Clark, Naresh P KC, Ravi Vitrakoti, Kedar Baral and Uwe Ewald

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:159

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Human milk contains immune molecules involved in the protection of newborns against infections. We analyzed the concentration of Deleted in Malignant Brain Tumors 1 (DMBT1), a protein with functions in innate ...

    Authors: Sebastian Ronellenfitsch, Christel Weiß, David Frommhold, Lutz Koch, Jan Mollenhauer, Johannes Poeschl and Hanna Müller

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:157

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The frequency of preterm labour has risen over the last few years. Hence, there is growing interest in the identification of markers that may facilitate prediction and prevention of premature birth complicatio...

    Authors: Maciej Kotowski, Krzysztof Safranow, Miłosz P Kawa, Joanna Lewandowska, Patrycja Kłos, Violetta Dziedziejko, Edyta Paczkowska, Ryszard Czajka, Zbigniew Celewicz, Jacek Rudnicki and Bogusław Machaliński

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:148

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Despite progresses in neonatal care, the mortality and the incidence of neuro-motor disability after perinatal asphyxia have failed to show substantial improvements. In countries with a high level of perinatal...

    Authors: Luca Filippi, Patrizio Fiorini, Marta Daniotti, Serena Catarzi, Sara Savelli, Claudio Fonda, Laura Bartalena, Antonio Boldrini, Matteo Giampietri, Rosa Scaramuzzo, Paola Papoff, Francesca Del Balzo, Alberto Spalice, Giancarlo la Marca, Sabrina Malvagia, Maria Luisa Della Bona…

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:144

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. HIV-infected women, particularly those with advanced disease, may have higher rates of pregnancy loss (miscarriage and stillbirth) and neonatal mortality than uninfected women. Here we examine risk factors for...

    Authors: Hae-Young Kim, Prisca Kasonde, Mwiya Mwiya, Donald M Thea, Chipepo Kankasa, Moses Sinkala, Grace Aldrovandi and Louise Kuhn

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:138

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Information on the neonatal exposure to excipients is limited. Our aim was to describe the extent of excipient intake by Estonian neonates; to classify the excipients according to potential neonatal toxicity a...

    Authors: Jana Lass, Kaisa Naelapää, Utpal Shah, Ruth Käär, Heili Varendi, Mark A Turner and Irja Lutsar

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:136

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Increasingly, neonatal clinics seek to minimize painful experiences and stress for premature infants. Fundoscopy performed with a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope is the reference examination technique for sc...

    Authors: M Teresa Moral-Pumarega, Sonia Caserío-Carbonero, Javier De-La-Cruz-Bértolo, Pilar Tejada-Palacios, David Lora-Pablos and Carmen R Pallás-Alonso

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:132

    Content type: Research article

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  28. To determine the effect of human milk, maternal and donor, on in-hospital growth of very low birthweight (VLBW) infants. We performed a retrospective cohort study comparing in-hospital growth in VLBW infants b...

    Authors: Tarah T Colaizy, Susan Carlson, Audrey F Saftlas and Frank H Morriss Jr

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:124

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Hyperglycemia often occurs in premature, very low birthweight infants (VLBW) due to immaturity of endogenous regulatory systems and the stress of their condition. Hyperglycemia in neonates has been linked to i...

    Authors: Aaron J Le Compte, Adrienne M Lynn, Jessica Lin, Christopher G Pretty, Geoffrey M Shaw and J Geoffrey Chase

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:117

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The current decline in under-five mortality shows an increase in share of neonatal deaths. In order to address neonatal mortality and possibly identify areas of prevention and intervention, we studied causes o...

    Authors: Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Rolv Terje Lie, Raimos Olomi, Michael Johnson Mahande, Gunnar Kvåle and Anne Kjersti Daltveit

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:116

    Content type: Research article

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  31. A number of studies have reported on the effects of iron supplementation in low birth weight infants; however, no systematic review of the available evidence has been conducted to date. Hence, we performed a s...

    Authors: Hui Long, Jing-Mei Yi, Pei-Li Hu, Zhi-Bin Li, Wei-Ya Qiu, Fang Wang and Sing Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:99

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Recent studies have demonstrated that low and high birth-weight at birth are risk factors of developing diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine if the abnormal birth-weight is related with hyperinsuli...

    Authors: Luis E Simental-Mendía, Argelia Castañeda-Chacón, Martha Rodríguez-Morán and Fernando Guerrero-Romero

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:94

    Content type: Research article

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  33. In infants, vitamin B12 deficiency may be due to an inborn error of absorption and metabolism, or nutritional problems.

    Authors: Sophie Guez, Gabriella Chiarelli, Francesca Menni, Simona Salera, Nicola Principi and Susanna Esposito

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:85

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Over the last two decades, improvements in medical care have been associated with a significant increase and better outcome of very preterm (VP, < 32 completed gestational weeks) and very low birth weight (VLB...

    Authors: Christoph Rüegger, Markus Hegglin, Mark Adams and Hans Ulrich Bucher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:17

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The optimal treatment regimen or protocol for managing a persistent patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants has not been well established. This study was aimed at evaluating...

    Authors: Lynda Adrouche-Amrani, Robert S Green, Karen M Gluck and Jing Lin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:10

    Content type: Research article

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