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Plasma lactoferrin levels in newborn preterm infants with sepsis

Abstract Introduction: Lactoferrin (Lf) is one of the major proteins of all exocrine secretions with a role in the antinfective process. Our aim was to evaluate how plasma Fl levels may change in response to infection in newborn preterm infants. … Continue reading

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Use of high noninvasive respiratory support pressures in preterm neonates: a single-center experience

Abstract Purpose: To describe the incidence, indications and clinical outcomes following high pressures on noninvasive respiratory support (NRS) in preterm neonates. Study design: Retrospective cohort study of all neonates with BW <1.500 g admitted from July 2012 to June 2014 and placed on … Continue reading

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Early-onset preeclampsia is associated with perinatal mortality and severe neonatal morbidity

Abstract Objective: To evaluate neonatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by early-onset preeclampsia (PE) and compare these outcomes to those of gestational age matched neonates born to mothers whose pregnancy was not complicated by early-onset PE. Methods: We analyzed the outcome … Continue reading

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Obstetric and neonatal characteristics of pregnancy and delivery for infant birthweight ≥5.0 kg

Abstract Aim: Infant birthweight ≥5.0 kg represents a significant risk factor for mother and neonate. The objective of this study was to examine the obstetric and neonatal outcome measures in a large cohort of such deliveries. Methods: The data used for … Continue reading

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Risk of neonatal and childhood morbidity among preterm infants exposed to marijuana

Abstract Background: Limited data exist regarding the neonatal and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants exposed to marijuana (MJ) in-utero, particularly among preterm infants. We hypothesized that MJ-exposed preterm infants would have worse neonatal and childhood developmental outcomes compared to MJ-unexposed infants. … Continue reading

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Heart Rate Variability as a Feeding Intervention Outcome Measure in the Preterm Infant

 Feeding interventions for preterm infants aim to reduce the physiologic stress of feeding to promote growth. Heart rate variability (HRV) is a potential noninvasive measure of physiologic stress that may be useful for evaluating efficacy of feeding interventions. Purpose: To … Continue reading

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Healthcare Professionals’ Attitudes and Practices in Supporting and Promoting the Breastfeeding of Preterm Infants in NICUs

Breastfeeding preterm infants is shown to have important health benefits for both infants and mothers. A positive relationship between mothers and healthcare teams and supportive practices tend to facilitate maternal competence and promote early initiation of breastfeeding within neonatal intensive … Continue reading

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