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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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The use of neonatal extracorporeal life support in pediatric cardiac intensive care unit

Abstract Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate extracorporeal life support system (ECLS) employed in neonates in pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. Material and methods: Twenty-five neonates that required ECLS in between November 2010 and November 2015 were … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Delayed Vaccinations in Preterm Infants

The goal of this quality improvement project was to improve on time vaccinations of preterm infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. ┬áThe Plan-Do-Study-Act model of quality improvement was adopted to develop, test, and implement interventions aimed at improving … Continue reading

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Oral care in a neonatal intensive care unit

Abstract Objective: Compare the oral colonization profile of premature infants admitted at NICU before and after doing oral care routine with sterile water versus no intervention. Methods: It was a randomized clinical trial composed of 37 premature infants admitted at … Continue reading

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An examination of the factors affecting intestinal wall integrity in newborns at birth

Background: An understanding of the factors that influence intestinal wall integrity during the transition from fetal to neonatal life is important to elucidate and minimize potential contributions to the development of intestinal pathologies in vulnerable newborns. Objective: To assess the … Continue reading

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