Author Archives: gbreckon1

Small for gestational age as an independent risk factor for long-term pediatric gastrointestinal morbidity of the offspring

Abstract Objective: The concept of neonatal programming has begun to emerge as an important component of adult health. Scarce data exist regarding perinatal risk factors for long-term gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity of the offspring. We aimed to evaluate the association between … Continue reading

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Efficacy of zinc supplementation for neonatal sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Background: Zinc supplementation has some potential in treating neonatal sepsis. We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the efficacy of zinc supplementation for neonatal sepsis. Methods: PubMed, Embase, Web of science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases are … Continue reading

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Biochemical and clinical predictors of hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy after perinatal asphyxia

Abstract Objective: To determine the usefulness of measures, available shortly after birth, as predictors of hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) following perinatal asphyxia. Patients: All inborn patients at Southmead Hospital between January 2012 and March 2014 at ≥36 weeks gestation with a … Continue reading

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A comparison between the two methods of chest compression in infant and neonatal resuscitation. A review according to 2010 CPR guidelines

Abstract Aim: The quality of chest compression (CC) delivered during neonatal and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is identified as the most important factor to achieve the increase of survival rate without major neurological deficit to the patients. The objective of … Continue reading

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Incidences, risk factors and outcomes of neonatal thromboembolism

Abstract Background: The incidences of thromboembolism (TE) in neonates were reported to be around 0.51 per 10,000 live births per year for overall TE and 24 per 10,000 NICU admissions per year. As the incidences of TE in children and … Continue reading

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Risk factors associated with failure of extubation in very-low-birth-weight newborns

Abstract Aim: To identify risk factors associated with the failure of extubation of mechanically ventilated very-low-birth-weight newborns. Study design: Prospective observational study. Assessment of the occurrence of extubation failure in relation to demographic and ventilation parameters, the SpO2/FiO2 ratio, the … Continue reading

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Hearing-loss-associated gene detection in neonatal intensive care unit

Abstract Objective: To investigate the frequency and mutation spectrum of hearing loss-associated gene mutation in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Methods: Neonates (n=2305) admitted to NICU were enrolled in this study. Nine prominent hearing loss-associated genes, GJB2 (35 del G, … Continue reading

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