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Atrial Flutter in the Neonate: A Case Study

Abstract Atrial flutter (AF) is an uncommon neonatal tachyarrhythmia that can present during the first few days after birth. The infant with AF may demonstrate an abrupt increase in heart rate greater than 220 bpm that is sustained despite vagal … 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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Assessment of sickness severity of illness in neonates: review of various neonatal illness scoring systems

Abstract Sickness severity scores are widely used for neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units to predict severity of illness and risk of mortality and long-term outcome. These scores are also used frequently for quality assessment among various neonatal intensive … Continue reading

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Circumcision bleeding complications: neonatal intensive care infants compared to those in the normal newborn nursery

Abstract Purpose: To determine if a significant difference exists in the bleeding complications following circumcision in neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) versus the normal newborn nursery (NNN). Materials and methods: Observational cohort study of 260 infants undergoing … Continue reading

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Screening for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in neonates: a comparison between cord and peripheral blood samples

The use of cord blood in the neonatal screening for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is being done with increasing frequency but has yet to be adequately evaluated against the use of peripheral blood sample which is usually employed for confirmation. The … Continue reading

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Basic-targeted echocardiography for neonatologists: a trainee’s perspective

Abstract Targeted echocardiography has been promoted by neonatologists in recent years but some aspects of its efficacy remain unexplored. We carried out a survey among trainees of targeted echocardiography courses in order to describe their professional characteristics and abilities. Thirty-eight … Continue reading

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