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  1. Preterm birth, low birth weight and perinatal deaths are common adverse perinatal outcomes that are linked with each other, and a public health problems contributing to neonatal mortality, especially in develo...

    Authors: Belayneh Hamdela Jena, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Yigzaw Kebede Gete and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:3
  2. Prematurity and low birth weight are of concern in neonatal health. In this work, geospatial analysis was performed to identify the existence of statistically significant clusters of prematurity and low birth ...

    Authors: Nicholas Peterman, Bradley Kaptur, Morgan Lewis, Lindsey Ades and Kristine Carpenter
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:2
  3. Structural brain anomalies are relatively common and may be detected either prenatally or postnatally. Brain malformations can be characterized based on the developmental processes that have been perturbed, ei...

    Authors: Kristin Barañano and Irina Burd
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:1
  4. Neonatal admission hypothermia (HT) is a frequently encountered problem in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and it has been linked to a higher risk of mortality and morbidity. However, there is a disparit...

    Authors: Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed, Sara Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, Reem Jamal Yousif Khidir, Mutaz Tarig Hassan Ahmed Shaheen, Mosab Hussen Mostafa Adam, Basil Abubakr Yagoub Ibrahim, Esra Osama Abdelrahman Elmahdi and Abubaker Shadoul Mohamed Farah
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:14
  5. In Uganda, the incidence and determinants of perinatal death in obstructed labour are not well documented. We determined the incidence and determinants of perinatal mortality among women with obstructed labour...

    Authors: Milton W. Musaba, Grace Ndeezi, Justus K. Barageine, Andrew D. Weeks, Julius N. Wandabwa, David Mukunya, Paul Waako, Beatrice Odongkara, Agnes Arach, Kenneth Tulya-muhika Mugabe, Agnes Kasede Napyo, Victoria Nankabirwa and James K. Tumwine
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:13
  6. The premature infant gut microbiome plays an important part in infant health and development, and recognition of the implications of microbial dysbiosis in premature infants has prompted significant research i...

    Authors: Jacob A. F. Westaway, Roger Huerlimann, Catherine M. Miller, Yoga Kandasamy, Robert Norton and Donna Rudd
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:11
  7. Globally over 2.6 million pregnancy ends with stillbirth annually. Despite this fact, only a few sherds of evidence were available about factors associated with stillbirth in Ethiopia. Therefore, the study aim...

    Authors: Rekiku Fikre, Samuel Ejeta, Taye Gari and Akalewold Alemayhu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:10
  8. As part of the expectation enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals, countries are expected to ensure maternal health outcomes are improved. It follows that under ideal circumstances, pregnant women shou...

    Authors: Nicholas Mudonhi and Wilfred Njabulo Nunu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:9
  9. Transplacental or fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) may occur during pregnancy or at delivery and lead to immunization to the D antigen if the mother is Rh-negative and the baby is Rh-positive. This can result in ...

    Authors: Asteray Assmie Ayenew
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:8
  10. Antibiotic exposure in term infants has been associated with later obesity. Premature, very-low-birth-weight (birth weight ≤ 1500 g) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit frequently are exposed to antibi...

    Authors: Alaina K. Pyle, Joseph B. Cantey, L. Steven Brown, Roy J. Heyne, Phillip S. Wozniak, Elizabeth Heyne, Amy Holcombe, Elizabeth M. Brammer, Cheryl S. Lair and Pablo J. Sánchez
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:7
  11. Vertical transmission of covid-19 is possible; its risk factors are worth researching. The placental changes found in pregnant women have a definite impact on the foetus.

    Authors: Etienne Kajibwami Birindwa, Guy Mulinganya Mulumeoderhwa, Olivier Nyakio, Guy-Quesney Mateso Mbale, Serge Zigabe Mushamuka, Jeanne Maningo Materanya, Pierrot Mulumeoderhwa Kahasha, Yvette Kujirakwinja Bisimwa, Freddy Mirindi Kampara, Jules Mongane Irenge, Isaac Barhishindi Kibalama, Pierre Kabuya Luzadi, Espoir Bwenge Malembaka, Daniel Garhalangwa-Na-Muntu Mayeri, Marius Baguma and Ghislain Bisimwa Balaluka
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:6
  12. Japanese infants have relatively higher risk of anemia and neonatal jaundice. This study aimed to assess the effects of delayed cord clamping (DCC) on the incidence of anemia during early infancy in low-risk J...

    Authors: Eriko Shinohara, Yaeko Kataoka and Yukari Yaju
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:5
  13. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), while classically discussed in preterm and low birth weight neonates, also occurs in the term infant and accounts for 10% of all NEC cases. Despite there being fewer reported c...

    Authors: Jo-Anna Hudson, Simon Byrns, Elizabeth Nizalik and Emanuela Ferretti
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:4
  14. Current interest in using severe maternal morbidity (SMM) as a quality indicator for maternal healthcare will require the development of a standardized method for estimating hospital or regional SMM rates that...

    Authors: Lisa M. Korst, Kimberly D. Gregory, Lisa A. Nicholas, Samia Saeb, David J. Reynen, Jennifer L. Troyan, Naomi Greene and Moshe Fridman
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:3
  15. Surgical site infection occurs within 30 days after a surgical procedure and involves the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and soft tissue. Surgical site infection following cesarean section is a common postoperativ...

    Authors: Alemayehu Gonie Mekonnen and Yohannes Moges Mittiku
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:2
  16. Despite decreasing overall perinatal and maternal mortality in high-income countries, perinatal and maternal health inequalities are persisting in Sub Saharan African countries. Therefore, this study aimed to ...

    Authors: Dawit Tiruneh, Nega Assefa and Bezatu Mengiste
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2021 7:1
  17. Early initiation of breastfeeding is putting the newborn to breast within one hour after birth. This study was aimed to assess prevalence of early initiation of breastfeeding and its associated factors among m...

    Authors: Bekalu Getnet, Alemu Degu and Fantahun Yenealem
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2020 6:6
  18. Mounting evidence suggests both vitamin D and the early life gut microbiome influence childhood health outcomes. However, little is known about how these two important exposures are related. We aimed to examin...

    Authors: Zeinab Kassem, Alexandra Sitarik, Albert M. Levin, Susan V. Lynch, Suzanne Havstad, Kei Fujimura, Anita Kozyrskyj, Dennis R. Ownby, Christine Cole Johnson, Germaine J. M. Yong, Ganesa Wegienka and Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2020 6:5
  19. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Aklilu Abrham Roba, Maleda Tefera, Teshager Worku, Tamirat Tesfaye Dasa, Abiy Seifu Estifanos and Nega Assefa
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2020 6:4

    The original article was published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:16

  20. To assess the efficacy and viability of implementing Helping Babies Breathe, a neonatal resuscitation program for resource-limited environments on a small budget in two of the largest delivery centers in Zanzi...

    Authors: Gina M. Wilson, Ame M. Ame, Maimuna Mohamed Khatib, Bimkubwa Suleiman Khalfan, Julie Thompson and Jane Blood-Siegfried
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2020 6:3
  21. Extremely preterm babies are at risk of significant mortality and morbidity due to their physiological immaturity. At periviable gestations decisions may be made to either provide resuscitation and intensive c...

    Authors: Susan Ireland, Sarah Larkins, Robin Ray and Lynn Woodward
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2020 6:2
  22. To determine whether there is a relationship between abnormal umbilical artery Doppler studies (UADS) and small for gestational age (SGA) birth weight and other adverse perinatal outcomes in fetuses that appea...

    Authors: Nebras Abu Al Hamayel, Haitham Baghlaf, Karin Blakemore, Jude P. Crino and Irina Burd
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2020 6:1
  23. Elective delivery prior to term gestation is associated with adverse neonatal outcomes. The impact of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines recommending against induction of lab...

    Authors: Vikramaditya Dumpa, Indira Avulakunta, James Shelton, Taechin Yu and Satyan Lakshminrusimha
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:19
  24. Pakistan is considered to be one of the riskiest places in the world for childbirth as measured by its high stillbirth and neonatal mortality rates. Complete diagnostic autopsy remains the gold standard to det...

    Authors: Anam Feroz, Anum Shiraz Ali, Mohsina Noor Ibrahim, Elizabeth M. McClure, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sayyeda Reza, Zahid Abbasi, Jamal Raza, Haleema Yasmin, Khadija Bano, Afia Zafar, Sameen Siddiqi, Robert L. Goldenberg and Sarah Saleem
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:17
  25. There are conflicting results from large randomized controlled trials in different populations regarding the effectiveness of topical application of 4% chlorhexidine to the umbilical stump of newborn infants a...

    Authors: Aklilu Abrham Roba, Maleda Tefera, Teshager Worku, Tamirat Tesfaye Dasa, Abiy Seifu Estifanos and Nega Assefa
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:16

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2020 6:4

  26. Experiments have shown improved cardiovascular stability in lambs if umbilical cord clamping is postponed until positive pressure ventilation is started. Studies on intact cord resuscitation on human term infa...

    Authors: Ola Andersson, Nisha Rana, Uwe Ewald, Mats Målqvist, Gunilla Stripple, Omkar Basnet, Kalpana Subedi and Ashish KC
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:15
  27. Our aim was to examine the effects of an early perinatal prevention program offered to mothers and families suffering from significant psychosocial burden.

    Authors: Christine Klapp, Silvia Fisch, Theresa Keller, Ulrike Stasun, Nurina Nazmy, Cynthia Hohmann, Larry Hinkson, Wolfgang Henrich, Karl E. Bergmann, Renate L. Bergmann and Thomas Keil
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:14
  28. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors notified us that they would like to acknowledge Anjali Gupta for her contribution to the background for this systematic review.

    Authors: Wesley Jackson, Genevieve Taylor, David Selewski, P. Brian Smith, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Matthew M. Laughon
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:13

    The original article was published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:23

  29. Early identification of feeding difficulty in infancy is critical to supporting breastfeeding and ensuring optimal nutrition for brain development. The Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (NeoEAT) is a parent-repo...

    Authors: Britt Frisk Pados, Suzanne M. Thoyre and Kara Galer
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:12
  30. In resource-limited settings, such as Rwanda, health care profession (HCP) to neonate ratios are low, and therefore caregivers play a significant role in providing care for their admitted neonates. To provide ...

    Authors: Jean Aime Musabyemungu, Alice Willson, Sean Batenhorst, James Webbe and Peter Thomas Cartledge
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:11
  31. The successful promotion of facility births in low and middle-income countries has not always resulted in improved neonatal outcome. We evaluated key signal functions pertinent to Level II neonatal care to det...

    Authors: Indira Narayanan, Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiti, Setyadewi Lusyati, Rinawati Rohsiswatmo, Niranjan Thomas, Chinnathambi N. Kamalarathnam, Jane Judith Wembabazi, Victoria Nakibuuka Kirabira, Peter Waiswa, Santorino Data, Darious Kajjo, Paul Mubiri, Emmanuel Ochola, Pradita Shrestha, Ha Young Choi and Jayashree Ramasethu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:10
  32. Colostrum is the primary source of maternal immunoglobulin A (IgA) for the newborn. IgA participates in protection and regulation mechanisms of the immune response at the neonate’s mucosa. Several studies have...

    Authors: Erick Sánchez-Salguero, Geovanni Kaleb Mondragón-Ramírez, Julio C. Alcántara-Montiel, Arturo Cérbulo-Vázquez, Xóchitl Villegas-Domínguez, Víctor Manuel Contreras-Vargas, María del Rocío Thompson-Bonilla, Héctor Romero-Ramírez and Leopoldo Santos-Argumedo
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:9
  33. Delayed cord clamping (DCC) after 180 s reduces iron deficiency up to 8 months of infancy compared to babies who received Early Cord Clamping (ECC) at less than 60 s. Experimentally DCC has shown to improve ca...

    Authors: Ashish KC, Nalini Singhal, Jageshwor Gautam, Nisha Rana and Ola Andersson
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:7
  34. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is also called late luteal phase dysphoric disorder. The syndrome involves mood symptoms, behavior symptoms and physical symptoms. This pattern of symptoms occurs at a sp...

    Authors: Delelegn Tsegaye and Yemiamrew Getachew
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:8
  35. Evidence-based design (EBD) of hospitals could significantly improve patient safety and make patient, staff and family environments healthier. This systematic review aims to determine which neonatal intensive ...

    Authors: N. O’Callaghan, A. Dee and R. K. Philip
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:6
  36. Recent studies suggest that delayed cord clamping (DCC) is advantageous for achieving hemodynamic stability and improving oxygenation compared to the immediate cord clamping (ICC) during fetal-to-neonatal tran...

    Authors: Berk Yigit, Ece Tutsak, Canberk Yıldırım, David Hutchon and Kerem Pekkan
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:5
  37. Microbial exposures early in life have been found to be associated with lower levels of inflammation in adulthood; however, the role of prenatal exposure to infection on offspring inflammatory profiles is unex...

    Authors: Jolene Masters Pedersen, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Rikke Hodal Meincke, Gitte Lindved Petersen, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Helle Brunnsgaard, Holger Jelling Sørensen and Rikke Lund
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:4
  38. The WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) is a facility-based reminder tool focusing on essential care to improve quality of intrapartum care. We aimed to assess the impact of an intervention package using the S...

    Authors: Beena Varghese, Andrew Copas, Shwetanjali Kumari, Souvik Bandyopadhyay, Jigyasa Sharma, Somen Saha, Vikas Yadav and Somesh Kumar
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:3
  39. The World Health Organization recommends initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of delivery. Early initiation is beneficial for both mother and baby. Previous Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Surveys...

    Authors: Fadzai Mukora-Mutseyekwa, Hilary Gunguwo, Rugare Gilson Mandigo and Paddington Mundagowa
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:2
  40. Studies using data from Western countries have raised concerns that treating pregnant women with antidepressants may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their offspring. However, to date, ...

    Authors: Madoka Yamamoto-Sasaki, Satomi Yoshida, Masato Takeuchi, Sachiko Tanaka-Mizuno, Yusuke Ogawa, Toshiaki A. Furukawa and Koji Kawakami
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:1
  41. Oligohydramnios sequence can be caused by renal tubular dysgenesis (RTD), a rare condition resulting in pulmonary and renal morbidity. Besides typical features of Potter-sequence, the infants present with seve...

    Authors: Katharina Ruf, Johannes Wirbelauer, Antje Beissert and Eric Frieauff
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:27
  42. Preterm birth (PTB) is associated with increased infant mortality, and neurodevelopmental abnormalities among survivors. The aim of this study is to investigate temporal trends, patterns, and predictors of PTB...

    Authors: Anura W. G. Ratnasiri, Steven S. Parry, Vivi N. Arief, Ian H. DeLacy, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Laura A. Halliday, Ralph J. DiLibero and Kaye E. Basford
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:25
  43. Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a relatively common condition which results in a mortality of up to 33%. Up to 40% of infants treated with nitric oxide (iNO) either have a transient ...

    Authors: Afif EL-Khuffash, Patrick J. McNamara, Colm Breatnach, Neidin Bussmann, Aisling Smith, Oliver Feeney, Elizabeth Tully, Joanna Griffin, Willem P. de Boode, Brian Cleary, Orla Franklin and Eugene Dempsey
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:24
  44. Furosemide is a potent loop diuretic commonly and variably used by neonatologists to improve oxygenation and lung compliance in premature infants. There are several safety concerns with use of furosemide in pr...

    Authors: Wesley Jackson, Genevieve Taylor, David Selewski, P. Brian Smith, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Matthew M. Laughon
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:23

    The Correction to this article has been published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2019 5:13

  45. Preterm birth alters the normal sequence of lactogenesis. Lactogenesis I may not yet have started when mothers of very preterm infants (≤ 29 weeks gestation) have given birth. Preterm infants are too small or ...

    Authors: Elizabeth V. Asztalos, Alex Kiss, Orlando P. da Silva, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Shinya Ito and David Knoppert
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:21
  46. About three in ten young women aged 15–19 have begun childbearing among the Zambian population, with adolescent pregnancy levels as high as 35% in rural areas. In 2009, Luapula reported 32.1% adolescent pregna...

    Authors: Albertina Ngomah Moraes, Rosemary Ndonyo Likwa and Selestine H. Nzala
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:20

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