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Impact of breast milk intake on body composition at term in very preterm babies: secondary analysis of the Nutritional Evaluation and Optimisation in Neonates randomised controlled trial The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of breast milk … Continue reading

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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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Obesity and maternal ICU admission

In this study Heather R. Masters, from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, led a team of researchers looking into the links between mothers’ obesity and their likelihood of being admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) during their … Continue reading

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Overweight mothers and foetal acidosis

Foetal acidosis occurs when unborn babies’ blood becomes too acidic and typically occurs when a child is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time during or after birth. In this study Stefan Johansson, from the Karolinska Institutet in … Continue reading

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