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  1. Preventable newborn deaths are a global tragedy with many of these deaths concentrated in the first week and day of life. A simple low-cost intervention, chlorhexidine cleansing of the umbilical cord, can prev...

    Authors: Kavita Singh, Elizabeth Simmons, Bliss Garriga, Grace Hoover, Rashida E. Ijdi and Ashish KC
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:12
  2. The risk of recurrent adverse birth outcomes has been reported worldwide, but there are limited estimates of these risks by social subgroups such as race and ethnicity in the United States. We assessed racial ...

    Authors: Alka Dev, Justice Nagovich, Srinija Maganti, Elaina Vitale, Heather Blunt and Sophia E. Allen
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:11
  3. Imperforate hymen is the most common congenital defect of the female urogenital tract. The spectrum of clinical manifestations is broad, ranging from mild cases undiagnosed until adolescence to severe cases of...

    Authors: Martin Jouza, Ingrid Rejdova, Lukas Cintula, Anna Jouzova and Petr Jabandziev
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:10
  4. Blood pressure is a vital hemodynamic marker during the neonatal period. However, normative values are often derived from small observational studies. Understanding the normative range would help to identify i...

    Authors: Rhys Dore, Katy Barnes, Stephen Bremner, Hiroko Ishii Iwami, Dina Apele-Freimane, Beau Batton, Eugene Dempsey, Ebru Ergenekon, Agnes Klein, Luana Pesco-Koplowitz, Janis M. Dionne and Heike Rabe
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:9
  5. Chronic lung disease of prematurity (CLD) is the most prevalent complication of preterm birth and indicates an increased likelihood of long-term pulmonary complications. The accurate diagnosis of this conditio...

    Authors: Joseph Matthew Rich, Lydia Jing Lin, Jonathan Luan Le, Justin Ryan Ching Abe and Amit Sura
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:8
  6. Despite maternal flavivirus infections’ linkage to severe maternal and fetal outcomes, surveillance during pregnancy remains limited globally. Further complicating maternal screening for these potentially tera...

    Authors: Mary K. Lynn, Marvin Stanley Rodriguez Aquino, Pamela Michelle Cornejo Rivas, Xiomara Miranda, David F. Torres-Romero, Hanson Cowan, Madeleine M. Meyer, Willber David Castro Godoy, Mufaro Kanyangarara, Stella C.W. Self, Berry A. Campbell and Melissa S. Nolan
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:7
  7. Perinatal mental health, such as postpartum depression, is an important issue that can threaten the lives of women and children. It is essential to understand the risk factors in advance and intervene before t...

    Authors: Tomomi Shiga, Tatsuro Furui and Ken-ichirou Morishige
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:6
  8. Platelets are pivotal players in the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia, with observed lower counts in affected individuals compared to normotensive counterparts. Despite advancements, the elusive cause of pre-e...

    Authors: Patience Ijeoma Udeh, Ayokunle Moses Olumodeji, Taiwo Olufunmilayo Kuye-Kuku, Oluwaseun Olubowale Orekoya, Olufemi Ayanbode and Adetokunbo Olusegun Fabamwo
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:5
  9. First-time motherhood is characterized by high psychosocial distress, which untreated, has serious consequences. Informal social support provided by specially trained mentors may be protective against postpart...

    Authors: Malgorzata Gasperowicz and Karen M. Benzies
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:4
  10. Breastfeeding is important for the healthy growth and development of newborns, and the nutrient composition of human milk can be affected by maternal nutrition and supplementation. In Germany, iodine supplemen...

    Authors: Franziska Delgas, Lisa Bitsch, Laura Maria König, Damaris Elisabeth Beitze, Veronika Scherbaum and Maren C. Podszun
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:3
  11. To address socioeconomic disparities in the health outcomes of preterm infants, we must move beyond describing these disparities and focus on the development and implementation of interventions that disrupt th...

    Authors: Zoe Bouchelle, Timothy D. Nelin, Elizabeth Salazar, Andrea F. Duncan and Margaret G. Parker
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2024 10:2
  12. To examine the association between maternal education and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in women who conceived using medically assisted reproduction, which included fertility medications, intrauterine...

    Authors: Cassie L. Hobbs, Christina Raker, Gabrielle Jude, Jennifer L. Eaton and Stephen Wagner
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:16
  13. In this study, we assessed the communication strategies used by neonatologists in antenatal consultations which may influence decision-making when determining whether to provide resuscitation or comfort measur...

    Authors: Megan J. Thorvilson, Katherine Carroll, Bethany D. Kaemingk, Karen S. Schaepe and Christopher A. Collura
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:15
  14. To assess in utero exposures associated with leukocyte telomere length (LTL) at birth and maternal LTL in a primarily Latinx birth cohort.

    Authors: Apurva Prasad, Jue Lin, Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Kimberley Coleman-Phox, Larry Rand and Janet M Wojcicki
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:14
  15. Our objective was to analyze a prospective population-based registry including five sites in four low- and middle-income countries to observe characteristics associated with vaginal birth after cesarean versus...

    Authors: Lester Figueroa, Margo Harrison, Manolo Mazariegos, Shivaprasad Goudar, Avinash Kavi, Richard Derman, Archana Patel, Prabir Das, Patricia L. Hibberd, Sarah Saleem, Farnaz Naqvi, Robert L. Goldenberg, Rashidul Haque, Sk Masum Billah, William A. Petri Jr., Elizabeth M. McClure…
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:13
  16. Worldwide, many guidelines recommend the use of expressed breast milk (EBM) and maternal expression of breast milk for the prevention and treatment of neonatal hypoglycemia. However, the impact of both practic...

    Authors: Oluwatoyin Ibukun Oladimeji, Jane E Harding, Caroline A Crowther and Luling Lin
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:12
  17. Women with disabilities face a number of barriers when accessing reproductive health services, including maternal healthcare. These include physical inaccessibility, high costs, transportation that is not acce...

    Authors: M. Tara Casebolt, Kavita Singh, Ilene S. Speizer and Carolyn T. Halpern
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:11
  18. Parvovirus is a common childhood infection that could be very dangerous to the fetus, if pregnant women become infected. The spectrum of effects range from pure red blood cell aplasia with hydrops fetalis to m...

    Authors: Stephanie T. Aronson, Mahmut Y. Celiker, Ludovico Guarini and Rabia Agha
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:10
  19. Dutch obstetrics guideline suggest an initial maternal benzylpenicillin dose of 2,000,000 IU followed by 1,000,000 IU every 4 h for group-B-streptococci (GBS) prophylaxis. The objective of this study was to ev...

    Authors: Amadou Samb, Thomas H. Dierikx, Yuma A. Bijleveld, Timo R. de Haan, Caspar J. Hodiamont, Elisabeth van Leeuwen, Anton H. L. C. van Kaam, Ron A. A. Mathôt and Douwe H. Visser
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:9
  20. Over 25 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the importance of effective prevention, detection and treatment of neonatal hypoglycaemia, and declared it to be a global priority. Neonatal ...

    Authors: Lauren M Irvine and Deborah L Harris
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:8
  21. Authors: Allison N. J. Lyle, Timothy J. D. Ohlsen, Danny E. Miller, Gabrielle Brown, Natalie Waligorski, Rebecca Stark, Mallory R. Taylor and Mihai Puia‑Dumitrescu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:7

    The original article was published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:4

  22. Infant massage (IM) is a well-studied, safe intervention known to benefit infants born preterm. Less is known about the benefits of maternally-administrated infant massage for mothers of preterm infants who of...

    Authors: Dana B. McCarty, Sandra Willett, Mary Kimmel and Stacey C. Dusing
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:6
  23. The ultimate goal of preventing intestinal parasites among pregnant women is to reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. Numerous primary studies were conducted in East Africa presented intestinal ...

    Authors: Getu Mosisa, Dereje Chala Diriba, Reta Tsegaye, Gemechu Kejela, Diriba Bayisa, Adugna Oluma, Bizuneh Wakuma, Muktar Abadiga, Ebisa Turi, Tesfaye Abera, Lami Bayisa and Girma Tufa
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:5
  24. Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is a rare mesenchymal malignancy of the lung and is the most common pulmonary malignancy in infants and children. Cystic PPB, the earliest form of PPB occurring from birth to app...

    Authors: Allison N. J. Lyle, Timothy J. D. Ohlsen, Danny E. Miller, Gabrielle Brown, Natalie Waligorski, Rebecca Stark, Mallory R. Taylor and Mihai Puia-Dumitrescu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:4

    The Correction to this article has been published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:7

  25. The rate of low birth weight or preterm birth is known to vary according to the birth place of mothers. However, in Japan, studies that investigated the association between maternal nationalities and adverse b...

    Authors: Tasuku Okui, Yoko Sato, Seiichi Morokuma and Naoki Nakashima
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2023 9:3
  26. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40748-020-00121-3.

    Authors: Bekalu Getnet, Alemu Degu and Fantahun Yenealem
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:10
  27. Reducing the global new-born mortality is a paramount challenge for humanity. There are approximately 786,323 live births in the UK each year according to the office for National Statistics; around 10% of thes...

    Authors: Oana Anton, Henry Dore, Elizabeth Rendon-Morales, Rodrigo Aviles-Espinosa, Paul Seddon, David Wertheim, Ramon Fernandez and Heike Rabe
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:9
  28. Several international studies have indicated an association between socioeconomic deprivation levels and adverse birth outcomes. In contrast, those investigating an association between socioeconomic status and...

    Authors: Tasuku Okui and Naoki Nakashima
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:8
  29. Methemoglobinemia can be an acquired or congenital condition. The acquired form occurs from exposure to oxidative agents. Congenital methemoglobinemia is a rare and potentially life-threatening cause of cyanos...

    Authors: Allison N. J. Lyle, Rebecca Spurr, Danielle Kirkey, Catherine M. Albert, Zeenia Billimoria, Jose Perez and Mihai Puia-Dumitrescu
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:7
  30. Fetal exposure to tobacco increases the risk for many adverse birth outcomes, but whether diet mitigates these risks has yet to be explored. Here, we examined whether maternal folate intake (from foods and sup...

    Authors: Adrienne T. Hoyt, Anna V. Wilkinson, Peter H. Langlois, Carol E. Galeener, Nalini Ranjit, Katherine A. Sauder, Dana M. Dabelea and Brianna F. Moore
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:6
  31. Gangrene is the death of an organ or tissue due to lack of blood supply or bacterial infection. In neonates, gangrene is usually caused by sepsis, dehydration, maternal diabetes, asphyxia, or congenital antico...

    Authors: Ayanaw Tamene, Yalemwork Anteneh, Haimanot Amare and Yihunie Yerdaw
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:5
  32. The blood levels of most vitamins decrease during pregnancy if un-supplemented, including vitamins A, C, D, K, B1, B3, B5, B6, folate, biotin, and B12. Sub-optimal intake of vitamins from preconception through...

    Authors: James B. Adams, Jasmine K. Kirby, Jacob C. Sorensen, Elena L. Pollard and Tapan Audhya
    Citation: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2022 8:4
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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