Tag Archives: Very low birth weight

Analysis of Disialyllacto-N-Tetraose (DSLNT) content in milk from mothers of preterm Infants

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) have been recognized for the protective effects they may elicit among high risk infants. One HMO, disialyllacto-N-tetraose (DSLNT), has been shown to reduce the risk for developing necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. The research aims are … Continue reading

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Mineral and nutritional requirements of preterm infant

Preterm infants are at risk of growth failure and metabolic bone disease due to insufficient nutrient supply in postnatal life. An ample provision of protein, energy, calcium and phosphates through parenteral or/and enteral nutrition is crucial for bone growth and … Continue reading

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Systemic arterial hypertension and very low birth weight

In this study Bruna Ossanai Schoenardie, from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil, led a team of researchers studying 198 children all born weighing under 1.5 kg. The researchers measured the children’s blood pressure at two … 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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Group B Streptococcus late onset sepsis in very low birth weight newborns: 10 years experience

Abstract Purpose: The incidence of late-onset neonatal infection (LONS) group B streptococcus (GBS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) is still matter of debate. In the present 10-years retrospective study we investigated the epidemiology of GBS LONS in VLBW neonates.Materials … Continue reading

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