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  1. Content type: Review

    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

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  2. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    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

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  3. Content type: Review

    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

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  4. Content type: Review

    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

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  5. Content type: Review

    “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

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  6. Content type: Review

    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

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  7. Content type: Case report

    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

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Review

    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

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  15. Content type: Review

    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

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  16. Content type: Review

    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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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

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  18. Content type: Review

    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

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  19. Content type: Review

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

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  25. Content type: Review

    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

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  26. Content type: Review

    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

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  27. Content type: Review

    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

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  28. Content type: Review

    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

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  29. Content type: Review

    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

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  30. Content type: Case report

    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

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  31. Content type: Review

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research

    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

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  34. Content type: Review

    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

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  35. Content type: Review

    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

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  36. Content type: Review

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Review

    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

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  39. Content type: Review

    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

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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

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