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  1. Review

    The timing of umbilical cord clamping at birth: physiological considerations

    While it is now recognized that umbilical cord clamping (UCC) at birth is not necessarily an innocuous act, there is still much confusion concerning the potential benefits and harms of this common procedure. I...

    Stuart B. Hooper, Corinna Binder-Heschl, Graeme R. Polglase, Andrew W. Gill, Martin Kluckow, Euan M. Wallace, Douglas Blank and Arjan B. te Pas

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:4

    Published on: 13 June 2016

  2. Review

    New approaches to management of neonatal hypoglycemia

    Despite being a very common problem after birth, consensus on how to manage low glucose concentrations in the first 48 h of life has been difficult to establish and remains a debated issue. One of the reasons ...

    Paul J. Rozance and William W. Hay Jr.

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:3

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  3. Case report

    Severe asymptomatic maternal antepartum hyponatremia leading to neonatal seizures: prevention is better than cure

    Pre-delivery maternal electrolyte derangements may reflect themselves in the newborn, since placental homeostasis determines electrolyte equilibrium between mother and fetus.

    Enrico Valerio, Margherita Fantinato, Irene Alba Beatrice Giovannini, Eugenio Baraldi and Lino Chiandetti

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:25

    Published on: 4 November 2015

  4. Review

    Newborn intensive care survivors: a review and a plan for collaboration in Texas

    Neonatal intensive care is a remarkable success story with dramatic improvements in survival rates for preterm newborns. Significant efforts and resources are invested to improve mortality and morbidity but mu...

    Alice Gong, Yvette R. Johnson, Judith Livingston, Kathleen Matula and Andrea F. Duncan

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:24

    Published on: 19 October 2015

  5. Research

    Risk factors for acute bilirubin encephalopathy on admission to two Myanmar national paediatric hospitals

    Jaundice is the commonest neonatal ailment requiring treatment. Untreated, it can lead to acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE), chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (CBE) or death. ABE and CBE have been largely el...

    G. Arnolda, H. M. Nwe, D. Trevisanuto, A. A. Thin, A. A. Thein, T. Defechereux, D. Kumara and L. Moccia

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:22

    Published on: 15 September 2015

  6. Review

    A physiologic approach to cord clamping: Clinical issues

    Recent experimental physiology data and a large, population-based observational study have changed umbilical cord clamping from a strictly time-based construct to a more complex equilibrium involving circulato...

    Susan Niermeyer

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:21

    Published on: 8 September 2015

  7. Review

    Oral hypoglycemic agents: do the ends justify the means?

    Glyburide has replaced insulin as the first line of therapy in the treatment of gestational diabetes in the United States. Glyburide and metformin therapies were reported to be comparable to insulin yet also c...

    Oded Langer

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:19

    Published on: 5 August 2015

  8. Research article

    Impact of exposure to cooking fuels on stillbirths, perinatal, very early and late neonatal mortality - a multicenter prospective cohort study in rural communities in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia and Guatemala

    Consequences of exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from biomass fuels used for cooking on neonatal deaths and stillbirths is poorly understood. In a large multi-country observational study, we examined ...

    Archana B. Patel, Sreelatha Meleth, Omrana Pasha, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Fabian Esamai, Ana L. Garces, Elwyn Chomba, Elizabeth M. McClure, Linda L. Wright, Marion Koso-Thomas, Janet L. Moore, Sarah Saleem, Edward A. Liechty, Robert L. Goldenberg, Richard J. Derman, K. Michael Hambidge…

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:18

    Published on: 21 July 2015

  9. Review

    New and underutilized uses of umbilical cord blood in neonatal care

    In an era increasingly focused on quality improvement and cost containment, more emphasis is being placed on wiser utilization of medical care resources. One underutilized resource in early neonatal care is um...

    Patrick D. Carroll and Robert D. Christensen

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:16

    Published on: 16 June 2015

  10. Review

    Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

    Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance resulting in right-to-left shunting of blood and hypoxemia. PPHN is often secondary to parench...

    Vinay Sharma, Sara Berkelhamer and Satyan Lakshminrusimha

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:14

    Published on: 3 June 2015

  11. Research article

    Measuring cardiac changes using electrical impedance during delayed cord clamping: a feasibility trial

    To date no study has attempted to continuously evaluate changes in hemodynamics during delayed cord clamping in humans. We aimed to demonstrate 1. the feasibility of measurements of hemodynamics during delayed...

    Anup C Katheria, Madeline Wozniak, David Harari, Kathy Arnell, Deborah Petruzzelli and Neil N Finer

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:15

    Published on: 22 May 2015

  12. Review

    Advances in respiratory support for high risk newborn infants

    A significant proportion of premature infants present with respiratory failure early in life and require supplemental oxygen and some form of mechanical respiratory support.

    Eduardo Bancalari and Nelson Claure

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:13

    Published on: 21 May 2015

  13. Research article

    Perinatal depression and associated factors among reproductive aged group women at Goba and Robe Town of Bale Zone, Oromia Region, South East Ethiopia

    In sub Saharan Africa little progress has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Lack of achievement of MDGs is reflected in only minor changes in maternal mortality and child health – t...

    Tomas Benti Tefera, Asfaw Negero Erena, Kemal Ahmed Kuti and Mohammedawel Abduku Hussen

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:12

    Published on: 14 May 2015

  14. Research article

    Global network for women’s and children’s health research: a system for low-resource areas to determine probable causes of stillbirth, neonatal, and maternal death

    Determining cause of death is needed to develop strategies to reduce maternal death, stillbirth, and newborn death, especially for low-resource settings where 98% of deaths occur. Most existing classification ...

    Elizabeth M McClure, Carl L Bose, Ana Garces, Fabian Esamai, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Archana Patel, Elwyn Chomba, Omrana Pasha, Antoinette Tshefu, Bhalchandra S Kodkany, Sarah Saleem, Waldemar A Carlo, Richard J Derman, Patricia L Hibberd, Edward A Liechty, K Michael Hambidge…

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:11

    Published on: 4 May 2015

  15. Research article

    Steps for implementing delayed cord clamping in a hospital setting

    Delayed umbilical cord clamping (DCC) permits placental-to-newborn transfusion and results in an increased neonatal blood volume at birth. Despite endorsement by numerous medical governing bodies, DCC in prete...

    Ryan M McAdams, Carl H Backes and David J R Hutchon

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:10

    Published on: 13 April 2015

  16. Research article

    Normal growth of infants receiving an infant formula containing Lactobacillus reuteri, galacto-oligosaccharides, and fructo-oligosaccharide: a randomized controlled trial

    The safety of an infant formula containing a new mixture of the prebiotics galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) and the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri needs to be evaluated.

    Le Ye Lee, Roshan Bharani, Agnihotri Biswas, Jiun Lee, Liên-Anh Tran, Sophie Pecquet and Philippe Steenhout

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:9

    Published on: 7 April 2015

  17. Research article

    Factors associated with syphilis screening uptake among pregnant women in health facilities in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

    Congenital syphilis is a consequence of undiagnosed, untreated, or inadequately treated maternal syphilis and results in serious adverse outcomes. It is easily diagnosed and in Ghana it is treated at points of...

    Damien Punguyire, Emmanuel Mahama, Timothy Letsa, Patricia Akweongo and Bismark Sarfo

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:7

    Published on: 18 March 2015

  18. Case report

    Medium-chain Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency presenting with neonatal pulmonary haemorrhage

    Medium-chain Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) is the most common inherited disorder of fatty acid beta-oxidation. Signs and symptoms of MCADD typically appear during infancy or early childhood and inc...

    Willem Staels, James D’Haese, Els Sercu, Linda De Meirleir, Johan Colpaert and Luc Cornette

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:8

    Published on: 18 March 2015

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