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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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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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Echocardiography may cause significant pain response in preterm infants

Abstract Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate if echocardiographic examination causes any pain response in term and preterm infants. Methods: Term and preterm neonates who admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Gazi University Hospital and Etlik … Continue reading

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Risk factors for tracheostomy requirement in extremely low birth weight infants

Abstract Aim: To identify variables that affect the risk of tracheostomy in a population of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Methods: A retrospective matched case–control study was conducted. ELBW infants with a tracheostomy were compared with controls without tracheostomy. … Continue reading

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Golden 60 minutes of newborn’s life: Part 2: Term neonate

Abstract The concept of “Golden 60 minutes” or “Golden Hour” has been derived from adult trauma. It has been defined as the first 60 min of postnatal life. It has been seen that care received by any newborn in the initial first … Continue reading

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The effects of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and maternal vitamin D levels on neonatal vitamin D levels and birth parameters

Abstract Objective: The current study aimed to measure the levels of vitamin 25(OH)D in pregnant women and in the umbilical cord blood of newborns and to evaluate the association of vitamin D levels with birth parameters. Methods: This cross-sectional analytic investigation … Continue reading

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The value of serum pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance in the assessment of asphyxia in term neonates

Abstract Objective: Asphyxia is a major cause of disabilities in term-born infants. Here we have explored the value in HIE (hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy) of using a combination of serum pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance (PAB) assay for predicting the prognosis of asphyxia. Method: Ninety term … Continue reading

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