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  1. Nosocomial or hospital acquired infections threaten the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, and increase cost of care. Premature infants are partic...

    Authors: Jayashree Ramasethu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:5
  2. The prevalence of opioid abuse in the United States has been steadily increasing over the last several years among many major demographics, including pregnant women. Rise in prenatal opioid abuse has resulted ...

    Authors: Jillian Laslo, Jon-Michael Brunner, Daniel Burns, Emily Butler, Autumn Cunningham, Ryan Killpack, Courtney Pyeritz, Kimberly Rinard, Jennifer Childers and Joseph Horzempa
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:4
  3. Globally, eHealth has attracted considerable attention as a means of supporting maternal and perinatal health care. This article describes best practices, gains and challenges of implementing eHealth for mater...

    Authors: Angelo Nyamtema, Nguke Mwakatundu, Sunday Dominico, Mkambu Kasanga, Fadhili Jamadini, Kelvin Maokola, Donald Mawala, Zabron Abel, Richard Rumanyika, Calist Nzabuhakwa and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:3
  4. Fetal growth restriction (FGR) diagnosed before 32 weeks is identified by fetal smallness associated with Doppler abnormalities and is associated with significant perinatal morbidity and mortality and maternal...

    Authors: Andrea Dall’Asta, Valentina Brunelli, Federico Prefumo, Tiziana Frusca and Christoph C Lees
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:2
  5. Postpartum contraception is important to prevent unintended pregnancies. Assisting women in achieving recommended inter-pregnancy intervals is a significant maternal-child health concern. Short inter-pregnancy...

    Authors: Aparna Sridhar and Jennifer Salcedo
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:1
  6. Little information exists on timing and cause of death for small-for-gestational-age (SGA) babies in low-and-middle-income-countries (LMICs), despite evidence from high-income countries suggesting critical per...

    Authors: Tina Lavin, David B. Preen and Robert Pattinson
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:11
  7. Stillbirth is often defined as fetal death after 24 weeks of gestation, but a fetus greater than any combination of 16, 20, 22, 24, or 28 weeks gestational age and 350 g, 400 g, 500 g, or 1000 g birth weight m...

    Authors: Kidanemariam Alem Berhie and Habtamu Gebremariam Gebresilassie
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:10
  8. Previous researchers have studied circadian changes in the fetal heart rate (FHR) on small sample sizes and in a strictly controlled environment. This study was undertaken to investigate these changes during t...

    Authors: Habiba Kapaya, Fiona Broughton Pipkin, Barrie Hayes-Gill and Pamela V. Loughna
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:9
  9. A woman’s diet while pregnant can play an important role in her reproductive health as well as the health of her unborn child. Diet quality and nutrient intake amongst pregnant women residing in the rural Lowe...

    Authors: Lisa M. Tussing-Humphreys, Jessica L. Thomson, Melissa H. Goodman and Sarah Olender
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:8
  10. In the world, Neonatal mortality accounts for 40 % of death of children under the age of 5 years. Majority of neonatal deaths occur in developing countries outside of formal health system, among which death in...

    Authors: Nega Assefa, Yihune Lakew, Betelhem Belay, Haji Kedir, Desalew Zelalem, Negga Baraki, Melake Damena, Lemessa Oljira, Wondimye Ashenafi and Melkamu Dedefo
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:7
  11. Cesarean section is an essential maternal healthcare service. Its role in labor and delivery care in low- and middle-income countries is complex; in many low-resource settings it is underutilized in the most n...

    Authors: Margo S. Harrison and Robert L. Goldenberg
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:6
  12. The rationale for keeping the mother and her newborn together even when neonatal resuscitation is required is presented. The development of a customised mobile resuscitation trolley is detailed explaining how ...

    Authors: David Hutchon and Nick Bettles
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:5
  13. 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...

    Authors: Stuart B. Hooper, Corinna Binder-Heschl, Graeme R. Polglase, Andrew W. Gill, Martin Kluckow, Euan M. Wallace, Douglas Blank and Arjan B. te Pas
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:4
  14. 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 ...

    Authors: Paul J. Rozance and William W. Hay Jr.
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:3
  15. In 2013, nearly four million babies were born in the U.S., among whom 447,875 were born preterm. Approximately 30,000 of these infants were born before 28 weeks of gestation. These infants, termed Extremely Low G

    Authors: Sandra E. Juul, Dennis E. Mayock, Bryan A. Comstock and Patrick J. Heagerty
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:27
  16. Pre-delivery maternal electrolyte derangements may reflect themselves in the newborn, since placental homeostasis determines electrolyte equilibrium between mother and fetus.

    Authors: Enrico Valerio, Margherita Fantinato, Irene Alba Beatrice Giovannini, Eugenio Baraldi and Lino Chiandetti
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:25
  17. 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...

    Authors: Alice Gong, Yvette R. Johnson, Judith Livingston, Kathleen Matula and Andrea F. Duncan
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:24
  18. Birth weight is a major determinant of infant morbidity and mortality. Fetal undernourishment means an increased risk of dying during a baby’s early months and years. Birth weight has emerged as the leading in...

    Authors: Margaret Atuahene, David Mensah and Martin Adjuik
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:23
  19. 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...

    Authors: G. Arnolda, H. M. Nwe, D. Trevisanuto, A. A. Thin, A. A. Thein, T. Defechereux, D. Kumara and L. Moccia
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:22
  20. 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...

    Authors: Susan Niermeyer
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:21
  21. While obstetric fistula has been recognized as a major maternal morbidity since the 1980s, it has become an indicator of access to and quality of women’ s health care.

    Authors: Margo S. Harrison, Hillary Mabeya, Robert L. Goldenberg and Elizabeth M. McClure
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:20
  22. 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...

    Authors: Oded Langer
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:19
  23. 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 ...

    Authors: 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…
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:18
  24. 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...

    Authors: Patrick D. Carroll and Robert D. Christensen
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:16
  25. 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...

    Authors: Vinay Sharma, Sara Berkelhamer and Satyan Lakshminrusimha
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:14
  26. 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...

    Authors: Anup C Katheria, Madeline Wozniak, David Harari, Kathy Arnell, Deborah Petruzzelli and Neil N Finer
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:15
  27. 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...

    Authors: Tomas Benti Tefera, Asfaw Negero Erena, Kemal Ahmed Kuti and Mohammedawel Abduku Hussen
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:12
  28. 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 ...

    Authors: 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…
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:11
  29. 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...

    Authors: Ryan M McAdams, Carl H Backes and David J R Hutchon
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:10
  30. 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.

    Authors: Le Ye Lee, Roshan Bharani, Agnihotri Biswas, Jiun Lee, Liên-Anh Tran, Sophie Pecquet and Philippe Steenhout
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:9
  31. 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...

    Authors: Willem Staels, James D’Haese, Els Sercu, Linda De Meirleir, Johan Colpaert and Luc Cornette
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:8
  32. 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...

    Authors: Damien Punguyire, Emmanuel Mahama, Timothy Letsa, Patricia Akweongo and Bismark Sarfo
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:7
  33. Birth asphyxia accounts for about 23% of the approximately 4 million neonatal deaths each year worldwide (Black et al., Lancet, 2010, 375(9730):1969-87). The majority of newborn infants require little assistan...

    Authors: Payam Vali, Bobby Mathew and Satyan Lakshminrusimha
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:4
  34. There are large differences in pregnancy outcome between high income countries and many middle and low income countries. In fact, maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality rates in many low-income countries appro...

    Authors: Robert L Goldenberg and Elizabeth M McClure
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:3
  35. Stabilization and resuscitation of a newborn infant is a complex activity that involves multiple team members. Neonatal intensive care units (NICU) participating in the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) iNICQ 2012 ...

    Authors: Erika M Edwards, Roger F Soll, Karla Ferrelli, Kate A Morrow, Gautham Suresh, Joanna Celenza and Jeffrey D Horbar
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:2
  36. Traditionally women with a short inter-pregnancy interval will not have sufficient time to recover and get ready for the subsequent pregnancy. This includes socio-economic, cultural, psychological and physical...

    Authors: Athanase Lilungulu, Dismas Matovelo, Albert Kihunrwa and Balthazar Gumodoka
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:1

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