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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-12-18T20:01:29-0500
Problems of compatibility between a mother and her child are frequent. The most well-known case can be illustrated by the fetomaternal blood group incompatibility (rhesus factor) which can...
This research is being done to see if whole genome sequencing (WGS) improves the diagnosis of patients in the NICU. Using WGS in this way, which is relatively new, researchers at Penn Stat...
1. Evaluate the relationship of RDW and severity and mortality in patients with neonatal sepsis . 2. Using RDW as a simple, inexpensive, applicable and rapid test to detect prognos...
Neonatal sepsis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric age group . It is one of the leading causes of death in the first 28 days of life both in the developed an...
To determine the effect of Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology II as a Predictor of Mortality and Organ Dysfunction in Neonates with Septicemia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at CHIL...
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the modifiable risk factors for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. Prevention and treatment of hypercholesterolemia and other lipid abnormalities require relia...
Sepsis is a leading cause of neonatal mortality in low-resource settings. As facility-based births become more common, the proportion of neonatal deaths due to hospital-onset sepsis has increased.
Skin eruptions are commonly encountered in the neonatal and infant period and can be a source of concern for providers and parents alike. We present a brief, clinically focused discussion on topics co...
Technologies and life support management have enhanced the survival of preterm infants. The immune system of newborns is immature, which contributes to the occurrence of healthcare-associated infectio...
Certain rashes and cutaneous lesions in a newborn can be clues to more concerning diseases and conditions if recognized and evaluated promptly. Langerhans cell histiocytosis, cutaneous forms of cancer...
Diseases existing at birth and often before birth, or that develop during the first month of life (INFANT, NEWBORN, DISEASES), regardless of causation. Of these diseases, those characterized by structural deformities are termed CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES.
Yellow discoloration of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA in the NEWBORN. It is a sign of NEONATAL HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA. Most cases are transient self-limiting (PHYSIOLOGICAL NEONATAL JAUNDICE) occurring in the first week of life, but some can be a sign of pathological disorders, particularly LIVER DISEASES.
Accumulation of BILIRUBIN, a breakdown product of HEME PROTEINS, in the BLOOD during the first weeks of life. This may lead to NEONATAL JAUNDICE. The excess bilirubin may exist in the unconjugated (indirect) or the conjugated (direct) form. The condition may be self-limiting (PHYSIOLOGICAL NEONATAL JAUNDICE) or pathological with toxic levels of bilirubin.
A severe form of neonatal dwarfism with very short limbs. All cases have died at birth or later in the neonatal period.
A disorder of neuromuscular transmission that occurs in a minority of newborns born to women with myasthenia gravis. Clinical features are usually present at birth or develop in the first 3 days of life and consist of hypotonia and impaired respiratory, suck, and swallowing abilities. This condition is associated with the passive transfer of acetylcholine receptor antibodies through the placenta. In the majority of infants the myasthenic weakness resolves (i.e., transient neonatal myasthenia gravis) although this disorder may rarely continue beyond the neonatal period (i.e., persistent neonatal myasthenia gravis). (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p823; Neurology 1997 Jan;48(1):50-4)