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  1. 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
  2. Postpartum maternal morbidity is maternal illness that occurs after one hour of expulsion of placenta up to six weeks of childbirth. Though the true burden of this problem is not well known estimates of WHO, U...

    Authors: Asmare Talie, Abere Yekoye, Megbaru Alemu, Belsity Temesgen and Yibeltal Aschale
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:19
  3. To achieve recommended nutrient intakes in preterm infants, the target fortification method of human milk (HM) was proposed as an alternative to standard fortification method. We aimed to compare assumed energ...

    Authors: Israel Macedo, Luis Pereira-da-Silva and Manuela Cardoso
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:22
  4. Under nutrition is a worldwide public health problem affecting the well-being of millions of pregnant women in the developing world. Only limited research has been conducted on the prevalence and determinants ...

    Authors: Gemechu Kumera, Dereje Gedle, Animut Alebel, Fetuma Feyera and Setegn Eshetie
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:18
  5. Unintended pregnancies increase levels of stress, adoption of risky behaviours and impact on women’s general quality of life. In Ghana, in spite of the paucity of literature on unintended pregnancies, the phen...

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:17
  6. Low birth weight (LBW) is a leading risk factor for infant morbidity and mortality in the United States. There are large disparities in the prevalence of LBW by race and ethnicity, especially between African A...

    Authors: Anura W. G. Ratnasiri, Steven S. Parry, Vivi N. Arief, Ian H. DeLacy, Laura A. Halliday, Ralph J. DiLibero and Kaye E. Basford
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:15
  7. The International Safe Motherhood initiative provides a focus for programmes and research to improve maternal health in low – income countries. Antenatal care is one of the key pillars of the initiative. This ...

    Authors: Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh, Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:14
  8. Delayed cord clamping (DCC) results in decreased iron deficiency in infancy. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has called for research on the optimal time to clamp the cord during cesarean deli...

    Authors: Caroline J. Chantry, Aubrey Blanton, Véronique Taché, Laurel Finta and Daniel Tancredi
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:16
  9. Delayed cord clamping, the common term used to denote placental-to-newborn transfusion at birth, is a practice now endorsed by the major governing bodies affiliated with maternal-newborn care. Despite consider...

    Authors: Ryan M. McAdams, Carl H. Backes, Omid Fathi and David J. R. Hutchon
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:13
  10. Air displacement plethysmography (ADP) has been widely utilised to track body composition because it is considered to be practical, reliable, and valid. Pea Pod is the infant version of ADP that accommodates i...

    Authors: Hajar Mazahery, Pamela R. von Hurst, Christopher J. D. McKinlay, Barbara E. Cormack and Cathryn A. Conlon
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:12
  11. Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) comprise a strategy to make women plan for birth and encourage them to seek professional care in order to reduce poor pregnancy outcome. We aimed to unders...

    Authors: Richard Kalisa, Patrick Smeele, Marianne van Elteren, Thomas van den Akker and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:11
  12. Physical inactivity and inadequate amounts of sleep are two potential causes for excessive weight gain in infancy. Thus, parents and caregivers of infants need to be educated about decreasing infant sedentary ...

    Authors: Jessica L. Thomson, Lisa M. Tussing-Humphreys, Melissa H. Goodman and Alicia S. Landry
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:10
  13. Delivery is a critical event in every woman’s life. Under some medical conditions, women sometimes undergo a cesarean section to save the life of themselves and their infant. Understanding the factors associat...

    Authors: Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh, Marzieh Araban, Akbar Hassanzadeh and Khadije Makhouli
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:9
  14. One-quarter of neonatal and infant deaths are due to infection, and the majority of these deaths occur in developing countries. Standard treatment for infection, which includes parenteral treatment only, is of...

    Authors: Adrien Lokangaka, Melissa Bauserman, Yves Coppieters, Cyril Engmann, Shamim Qazi, Antoinette Tshefu and Carl Bose
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:8
  15. Worldwide maternal mortality remains high, with approximately 830 maternal deaths occurring each day. About 90% of these deaths occur in low-income countries. Evidenced-based essential birth practices administ...

    Authors: Eugene Tuyishime, Paul H. Park, Dominique Rouleau, Patricia Livingston, Paulin Ruhato Banguti and Rex Wong
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:7
  16. Neonatal mortality has persisted high in Ethiopia in spite of many efforts being applied to decrease this adverse trend. Early detection of neonatal illness is an important step towards improving newborn survi...

    Authors: Mekdes Mengesha Jemberia, Elsa Tesfa Berhe, Hawi Bersisa Mirkena, Destaw Molla Gishen, Abera Endale Tegegne and Melese Abate Reta
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:5
  17. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy carries high case fatality rates ranging between 10–60%, with 25% of survivors have an adverse long-term neurodevelopment outcome. Despite the above, there is paucity of data re...

    Authors: Hellen Namusoke, Maria Musoke Nannyonga, Robert Ssebunya, Victoria Kirabira Nakibuuka and Edison Mworozi
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:6
  18. Pregnancy is associated with significant changes in maternal cardiovascular system which regulates oxygen and nutrient supply to the growing foetus. Nitric oxide, a physiologic vascular smooth muscle relaxant ...

    Authors: Ebenezer Owusu Darkwa, Robert Djagbletey, Daniel Sottie, Christian Owoo, Naa Martekuor Vanderpuye, Raymond Essuman and George Aryee
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:3
  19. Per the 2014 Japanese Midwives Association (JMA) guidelines, midwives were allowed to manage the deliveries for group B streptococcus (GBS)-positive pregnant women in labour at maternity homes without the supe...

    Authors: Kotomi Yamaguchi and Kazutomo Ohashi
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:4
  20. Globally, 4 million neonates die annually, with one-third of such deaths occurring as a result of infections. In 2011, there were 7.2million deaths in children below 5 years globally, and a proportion of 40% o...

    Authors: Fortress Yayra Aku, Patricia Akweongo, Kofi Nyarko, Samuel Sackey, Fredrick Wurapa, Edwin Andrew Afari, Donne Kofi Ameme and Ernest Kenu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:2
  21. Acute Bilirubin Encephalopathy in the neonatal period is a major cause of permanent disability. Effective screening and surveillance are essential in the newborn period to enable timely management. Noninvasive...

    Authors: Gwendoline Lilly Tanyaradzwa Chimhini, Simbarashe Chimhuya and Vasco Chikwasha
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2018 4:1
  22. Globally, data show that many women of reproductive age desire to use modern family planning methods. Many of these women do not have access to modern contraceptives, which is termed their ‘unmet need’ for con...

    Authors: Margo S. Harrison and Robert L. Goldenberg
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:24
  23. Although decades have focused on unraveling its etiology, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains a chief threat to the health of premature infants. Both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors contribute t...

    Authors: Sheila M. Gephart, Corrine Hanson, Christine M. Wetzel, Michelle Fleiner, Erin Umberger, Laura Martin, Suma Rao, Amit Agrawal, Terri Marin, Khaver Kirmani, Megan Quinn, Jenny Quinn, Katherine M. Dudding, Tanya Clay, Jason Sauberan, Yael Eskenazi…
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:23
  24. Early initiation of antenatal care visits is an essential component of services to improving maternal and new born health. The Cameroonian Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2011 indicated that only 34...

    Authors: Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Gregory Edie Halle-Ekane, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Carlson Barbila Sama, Calypse Ngwasiri and Pierre Marie Tebeu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:29
  25. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) that has a role in the cognitive and visual development, as well as in the immune function of newborns. Premature infants are typ...

    Authors: Stephanie L. Smith and Christopher A. Rouse
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:22
  26. Nuchal cord occurs when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the fetal neck 360 degrees. Nuchal cords occur in about 10–29% of fetuses and the incidence increases with advancing gestation age. Most are no...

    Authors: Morarji Peesay
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:28
  27. Excessive postnatal weight retention may pose a threat to a woman’s health and future pregnancies. Women in the Lower Mississippi Delta (LMD) region of Mississippi suffer from among the highest rates of obesit...

    Authors: Lisa M. Tussing-Humphreys, Jessica L. Thomson, Nefertiti OjiNjideka Hemphill, Melissa H. Goodman and Alicia S. Landry
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:20
  28. Preterm birth (PTB) is the major health problem world-wide; there are few published studies on PTB and folic acid.

    Authors: Manal E. Sharif, Ahmed Mohamedain, AbdelBagi A. Ahmed, Abubakr M. Nasr and Ishag Adam
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:25
  29. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is commonly associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH associated with CDH (CDH-PH) is frequently resistant to conventional pulmonary vasodil...

    Authors: Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Martin Keszler, Haresh Kirpalani, Krisa Van Meurs, Patricia Chess, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Bradley Yoder, Maria V. Fraga, Holly Hedrick, Kevin P. Lally, Leif Nelin, Michael Cotten, Jonathan Klein, Stephanie Guilford, Ashley Williams, Aasma Chaudhary…
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:27
  30. Bioethics abolished the prevailing Hippocratic tenet instructing physicians to make treatment decisions, replacing it with autonomy through informed consent. Informed consent allows the patient to choose treat...

    Authors: Thomas P. Sartwelle, James C. Johnston and Berna Arda
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:21
  31. Perinatal networks have yielded substantial contribution in decreasing the neonatal mortality rate. We present here the process of implementation of a perinatal network in Yaoundé (Cameroon) based on the Whats...

    Authors: Adidja Amani, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Evelyn M. Mah, Clemence Meguejio Vougmo, Seidou Moluh Moluh and Robinson Mbu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:26
  32. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is well established in the management of diabetes mellitus, but its role in neonatal glycaemic control is less clear. CGM has provided important insights about neonatal gluc...

    Authors: Christopher J.D. McKinlay, J. Geoffrey Chase, Jennifer Dickson, Deborah L. Harris, Jane M. Alsweiler and Jane E. Harding
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:18
  33. Arboviruses are emerging infectious diseases with the ability to expand geographically and rapidly affect large populations.

    Authors: Penélope Saldanha Marinho, Antonio José Cunha, Joffre Amim Junior and Arnaldo Prata-Barbosa
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:17
  34. “Golden Hour” of neonatal life is defined as the first hour of post-natal life in both preterm and term neonates. This concept in neonatology has been adopted from adult trauma where the initial first hour of ...

    Authors: Deepak Sharma
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:16
  35. Nasal High Flow (HF) is a mode of ‘non-invasive’ respiratory support for preterm infants, with several potential modes of action, including generation of distending airway pressure, washout of the nasopharynge...

    Authors: Calum T. Roberts and Kate A. Hodgson
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:15
  36. Complete atrioventricular block in fetuses is known to be mostly associated with autoimmune disease and can be irreversible if no steroids treatment is provided. Conventional methods used in clinical practice ...

    Authors: Igor Lakhno, Joachim A. Behar, Julien Oster, Vyacheslav Shulgin, Oleksii Ostras and Fernando Andreotti
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:14
  37. As more high-risk newborns survive the neonatal period, they remain at significant medical, nutritional, and developmental risk. However, no follow-up system for early intervention exists in most developing co...

    Authors: Eric Ngabireyimana, Christine Mutaganzwa, Catherine M. Kirk, Ann C. Miller, Kim Wilson, Evodia Dushimimana, Olivier Bigirumwami, Evelyne S. Mukakabano, Fulgence Nkikabahizi and Hema Magge
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:13
  38. In sub-Saharan Africa, neonatal mortality post-cesarean delivery is higher than the global average. In this region, most emergency cesarean sections are performed at district hospitals. This study assesses mat...

    Authors: Naome Nyirahabimana, Christine Minani Ufashingabire, Yihan Lin, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Robert Riviello, Jackline Odhiambo, Joel Mubiligi, Martin Macharia, Stephen Rulisa, Illuminee Uwicyeza, Patient Ngamije, Fulgence Nkikabahizi and Theoneste Nkurunziza
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:11
  39. Total fertility rate (TFR) is high and at a static level for the last two decades in Bangladesh. Reduction of fertility by increasing contraceptives use could reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. To achieve...

    Authors: Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Vanessa Burrowes, Sharmin Majumder, Atia Sharmeen, Rifath Ara Alam Barsha and Shakir Hossen
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:10
  40. Advanced levels of delivery room resuscitation in very low birth weight infants are reported to be associated with death and complications of prematurity. In resource limited settings, the need for delivery ro...

    Authors: Daynia E. Ballot, Faustine Agaba, Peter A. Cooper, Victor A. Davies, Tanusha Ramdin, Lea Chirwa, David Rakotsoane and Lethile Madzudzo
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:9
  41. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with variability in Cesarean delivery (CD) rates amongst providers at a single institution.

    Authors: Spencer McClelland, Naomi Gorfinkle, Alan A. Arslan, Maria Teresa Benedetto-Anzai, Teresa Cheon and Yuzuru Anzai
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:8
  42. The presence of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) is crucial in childbirth to reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and to achieve the maternal mortality target of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development...

    Authors: Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Swagata Ghosh, Shakir Hossen, Rifath Ara Alam Barsha, Atia Sharmeen and S. M. Iftekhar Uddin
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:7
  43. Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a condition characterized by a defect in the diaphragm leading to protrusion of abdominal contents into the thoracic cavity interfering with normal development of the l...

    Authors: Praveen Kumar Chandrasekharan, Munmun Rawat, Rajeshwari Madappa, David H. Rothstein and Satyan Lakshminrusimha
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:6
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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

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