Author Archives: gbreckon1

Neonatal outcomes following a trial of labor after Caesarean delivery: a population-based study

Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the neonatal effects of trial of labor after Caesarean (TOLAC) births. Methods: We conducted a retrospective population-based cohort study using the CDC’s Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Public Use File (2011–2013) on women with a live singleton pregnancy … Continue reading

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Obstetric risk factors for poor neonatal adaptation at birth

Abstract Purpose: To identify obstetric risk factors of delivering a neonate with poor neonatal adaptation at birth.  Material and methods: Nested case–control study. Poor neonatal adaptation was defined for presence of at least: umbilical cord artery pH <7.10, base deficit ≥12 mmol/L, … Continue reading

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Short-term outcome of brainstem auditory function in term infants after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit

  Abstract Objectives: To examine short-term outcome of brainstem auditory function in term infants after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Methods: Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) was recorded and analysed at various click rates at 2–4 months of … Continue reading

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Neonatal acute kidney injury: recording rate, course, and outcome: one center experience

Abstract Background: Neonates, and particularly preterm newborns, are at increased risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) due to immature kidney function. While specific criteria have been defined for AKI in this particular population, this diagnosis is frequently overlooked, and consequently, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D levels in newborns and association with neonatal hypocalcemia

Abstract Objective: Vitamin D has many important functions in our body. Especially in intrauterine and early infancy periods, Vitamin D plays a major role in bone development, growth, and the maturation of tissues such as lung and brain. Fetus is … Continue reading

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Hearing loss among high-risk newborns admitted to a tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Abstract Purpose: The aim of this work is to identify the most significant risk factors for hearing impairment in high risk neonates hospitalized at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and to assess the sensitivity of hearing screening tests. Methods: … Continue reading

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Implementing a Systematic Process for Consistent Nursing Care in a NICU: A Quality Improvement Project

Abstract Aim: The global aim of this quality improvement project was to develop and implement a systematic process to assign and maintain consistent bedside nurses for infants and families. Methods: A systematic process based on a primary care nursing model … Continue reading

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