Small-for-Gestational-Age in Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Good or Bad?
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2015 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Hung-Chieh Chou (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - January 23, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Type B Interrupted Aortic Arch and Hydrocephalus Associated with Mosaicism of a 1.37 Mb Amplified Cat Eye Syndrome Critical Region
We described here a boy with a type B interrupted aortic arch and an intracranial cyst progressing to hydrocephalus. The cytogenetic studies showed mosaicism for a de novo small supernumerary marker chromosome 22. Using array comparative genome hybridization, we further observed a duplication length of 1.37 Mb located within the CES critical segment without overlapping that of the microdeletion/duplication 22q11 syndrome. However, there was no coloboma found in this patient. While altered gene dosage has been implicated in the common clinical phenotypes shared by microdeletion/duplication 22q11 syndrome and CES, tissue mos...
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - January 5, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Testicular Ectopia Underneath Anterior Abdominal Wall Following Fetal Peritonitis
Publication date: Available online 31 December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Mun-Chun Yeap , Jeng-Chang Chen (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - January 1, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Gastric residuals, feeding intolerance and nectrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants
Publication date: Available online 29 December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Yuefeng Li , Josef Neu , Leslie Parker (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 30, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Nasal CPAP or INSURE for RDS
Publication date: Available online 29 December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Chung-Ming Chen (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 30, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Delayed Dexamethasone Therapy and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Conclusion Among the VLBWI with BPD, there was no definitely harmful effect of DDT on the neurodevelopmental outcome in the short-term. However, considering the potential harm of high cumulative doses of dexamethasone on developing brain, further studies are needed to determine the optimal protocol of DDT for the prevention of BPD. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 27, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Importance of direct antiglobulin test (DAT) in cord blood: Causes of DAT (+) in a cohort study
Conclusions Although ABO incompatibility remains the main reason of DAT (+), other causes (e.g, alloimmunization, drugs) should also be explored. The relevant impact of DAT (+) on HDN development should be considered. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 25, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Congenital Malformations in Newborns—A Challenge Unmet for Decades
Publication date: Available online 25 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Ni-Chung Lee , Yin-Hsiu Chien , Wuh-Liang Hwu (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 23, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Asparaginase therapy in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A focus on the mode of drug resistance
This article will briefly review asparaginase therapy in children with ALL and comprehensively analyze recent reports on the potential mechanisms of asparaginase resistance. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 23, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Role of Pediatricians in the Ambulatory Care of Children in Taiwan, 1999–2011
Conclusions The role of pediatricians in children's ambulatory care increased in importance from 1999 to 2011 in Taiwan. However, approximately two thirds of children sought ambulatory medical help from nonpediatric physicians. Thus, it is important to educate and encourage parents to visit pediatricians if their children require medical help. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 20, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Prevalence of growth disorders in a nationally representative sample of Iranian adolescents according to socioeconomic status: the CASPIAN -III Study
Conclusion Excess weight was more prevalent in high SES regions, whereas underweight and short stature were more prevalent in low SES regions. These findings underscore the necessity of implementing evidence-based health promotion programs and preventive strategies according to SES. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 20, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Effects of two different exogenous surfactant preparations on serial peripheral perfusion index and tissue carbon monoxide measurements in preterm infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome
Conclusions Patients with RDS had poor perfusion and PI improved with both surfactant preparations only after a short decline in the first minute. The expected improvement for PI was earlier in the beractant subgroup. TCO declined in both groups showing lung improvement and decreased oxidative/inflammatory stress and it normalized earlier with poractant alfa. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 20, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Gastric Residuals, Feeding Intolerance, and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants
Publication date: Available online 25 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Bai-Horng Su , Hsiang-Yu Lin , Fu-Kuei Huang , Ming-Luen Tsai (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 18, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Neonatal Hyperoxia Exposure Induces Kidney Fibrosis in Rats
Conclusion Neonatal hyperoxia exposure contributes to kidney fibrosis, which is probably caused by activated CTGF expression. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 12, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Operating Room Within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—Experience of a Medical Center in Taiwan
Conclusion The OR within the NICU may reduce the risk of complications during transportation and provide continuity of care to critically ill neonates. It also decreases the disturbance to other NICU patients during operation. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - December 9, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Comment on Prediction of Neonates' Macrosomia with Maternal Lipid Profile of Healthy Mothers by Mossayebi et al
Publication date: December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology, Volume 55, Issue 6 Author(s): JayaPrakash Sahoo , Subarna Mitra , Prasanta K. Nayak , Sadishkumar Kamalanathan (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Pediatric Round Pneumonia
Publication date: December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology, Volume 55, Issue 6 Author(s): Yen-Lin Liu , Ping-Sheng Wu , Li-Ping Tsai , Wen-Hsin Tsai “Round pneumonia” or “spherical pneumonia” is a well-characterized clinical entity that seems to be less addressed by pediatricians in Taiwan. We herein report the case of a 7-year-old boy who presented with prolonged fever, cough, and chest X-rays showing a well-demarcated round mass measuring 5.9 × 5.6 × 4.3 cm in the left lower lung field, findings which were typical for round pneumonia. The urinary...
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Schimmelpenning Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review
We report a case of a male newborn with Schimmelpenning syndrome, which presented as diffuse sebaceous nevi covering the left side of the body, from the lower chin midface to the lower leg; cardiac–ocular comorbidities were also present. We present photographs of this patient's sebaceous nevi, which may assist physicians in the early diagnosis of this condition and prevent unnecessary examinations and inadequate therapies. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Limited Diagnostic Value of Routine Screening of Neonates with the Urinary Group B Streptococcal Antigen Tests
Conclusion In our study population, the positive predictive value of the GBS antigen test was poor and the risk reduction of a negative result was weak. These results indicate that routine screening with this test has a limited diagnostic value. However, GBS antigen testing appears to be useful for early detection of disease in infants with certain demographic, clinical, and laboratory risk factors. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Mothers with Infants or Toddlers
Conclusion Depressive symptoms were common among mothers of young children. Family function and neurotic personality were highly correlated with depressive symptoms in mothers caring for young children. Pediatric health care providers are suggested to screen for maternal depressive symptoms and provide family-oriented support in Taiwan. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Predominantly Breastfed Young Children
Conclusion Although the association of IDA with prolonged, predominant breastfeeding is well known, its presentation is so subtle that its detection relies mainly on alert medical personnel. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Reevaluating Reference Ranges of Oxygen Saturation for Healthy Full-term Neonates Using Pulse Oximetry
Conclusion The delivery modes did not affect the SpO2 values of full-term healthy neonates. Discrepancies in SpO2 changes in full-term neonates not requiring resuscitation between this study and the AAP/AHA guidelines were significant. SpO2 ranges for each time point within the first 10 minutes after birth should therefore be reevaluated locally. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Mean Platelet Volume and Ischemia Modified Albumin Levels in Cord Blood of Infants of Diabetic Mothers
Conclusion Evaluation of MPV and IMA together is useful for representing the potential oxidative stress of IDM. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Changes in Preterm Breast Milk Nutrient Content in the First Month
Conclusion The longitudinal study revealed significant changes in macronutrient contents and secretory IgA concentration in preterm milk over the 4–6 week period, which is compatible with the results of previous studies. The quantification of phosphate in preterm breast milk was lower than the normal range, suggesting that close monitoring of body bone mass may be indicated. More studies are warranted to evaluate the clinical significance of alterations of major milk components during the postnatal stage. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Reliability of Reagent Strips for Semi-quantitative Measurement of Glucosuria in a Neonatal Intensive Care Setting
Conclusion The reliability of the semi-quantitative measurement of glucosuria in newborn infants using reagent strips is good, even under the conditions of a NICU. Changes in the rating of reagent strips of more than one category are most likely to be beyond measurement error. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Correlation Between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Questionnaire and Erosive Esophagitis in School-aged Children Receiving Endoscopy
Conclusion For the identification of EE in children, the Chinese GerdQ had similar sensitivity and specificity to that used for adults. This questionnaire may be applied as a noninvasive screening tool. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Nebulized Hypertonic Saline Treatment Reduces Both Rate and Duration of Hospitalization for Acute Bronchiolitis in Infants: An Updated Meta-analysis
Publication date: December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology, Volume 55, Issue 6 Author(s): Yen-Ju Chen , Wen-Li Lee , Chuang-Ming Wang , Hsin-Hsu Chou Nebulized hypertonic saline (HS) treatment reduced the length of hospitalization in infants with acute bronchiolitis in a previous meta-analysis. However, there was no reduction in the admission rate. We hypothesized that nebulized HS treatment might significantly decrease both the duration and the rate of hospitalization if more randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. We searched MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controll...
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Recent Advances in the Management of Pediatric Intestinal Failure
Publication date: December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology, Volume 55, Issue 6 Author(s): Chan-Fai Chan , Tzee-Chung Wu Intestinal failure is a chronic condition in which the intestinal tract has lost most of its function. Prognosis depends on the severity and underlying etiologies. Although many patients survive under parenteral nutrition support, they often suffer from fatal complications such as progressive cholestasis and frequent sepsis. In addition, to decide the proper time to refer selected patients to bowel transplantation remains difficult. A noninvasive biomarker developed to evaluate functional e...
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Human Milk Composition
Publication date: December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology, Volume 55, Issue 6 Author(s): Mei-Yung Chung (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Questionnaire for Child Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease
Publication date: December 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology, Volume 55, Issue 6 Author(s): Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 28, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Surgical Treatment of Giant Candida albicans Vegetation of Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis in a Preterm Baby
Publication date: Available online 26 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Erkut Ozturk , I. Cansaran Tanidir , Alper Guzeltas , Sertac Haydin (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 27, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn: Report of Five Cases
We report five infants with SCFN. All children were born at term. The onset of lesions was between 1 day and 20 days after birth. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 26, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Leire González Lara, Asunción Vicente Villa, María Mercedes Otero Rivas, Mariona Sunol Capella, Fredy Prada, María Antonia González Enseñat Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Congenital Malformations in Newborns – a challenge unmet for decades
Publication date: Available online 25 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Ni-Chung Lee , Yin-Hsiu Chien , Wuh-Liang Hwu (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 26, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Pulmonary drug delivery by surfactant
Publication date: Available online 25 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Po-Nien Tsao (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 26, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn: Report of Five Cases
This study provides the first case of SCFN in the context of hypoxic encephalopathy and refractory septic shock that required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 26, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

A Case of Child Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Admitted with Cervical Lymphadenitis Responsive to Antibiotic Therapy
Publication date: Available online 26 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Saliha Kanik-Yuksek , Belgin Gülhan , Aslinur Ozkaya-Parlakay , Haci Ahmet Demir , Hasan Tezer (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 26, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn: Report of Five Cases
We report five infants with SCFN. All children were born at term. The onset of lesions was between 1  day and 20 days after birth. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 26, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Leire Gonz ález Lara, Asunción Vicente Villa, María Mercedes Otero Rivas, Mariona Sunol Capella, Fredy Prada, María Antonia González Enseñat Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A Case Report of Gallbladder Teratoma and Review of the Literature
Publication date: Available online 24 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Wendy Yang , Jin-Yao Lai , Hsun-Chin Chao , Chuen Hsueh (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 25, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Gastric residuals, feeding intolerance and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants
Publication date: Available online 25 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Bai-Horng Su , Hsiang-Yu Lin , Fu-Kuei Huang , Ming-Luen Tsai (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 25, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Role of Pediatricians in the Ambulatory Care of Children in Taiwan, 1999-2011
Conclusions The role of pediatricians in children’s ambulatory care increased in importance from 1999 to 2011 in Taiwan. However, approximately 2/3 children sought ambulatory medical help from non-pediatric physicians. It is important to educate and encourage parents to visit pediatricians if their children require medical help. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 22, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Comparison of Acute Lobar Nephronia and Acute Pyelonephritis in Children: A Single-Center Clinical Analysis in Southern Taiwan
Conclusion The majority of clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and microbiological features are similar between patients with ALN and APN. Clinicians should keep a high index of suspicion regarding ALN, particularly for those with ultrasonographic nephromegaly, initial higher CRP, nausea/vomiting, and fever for > 5 days after antimicrobial treatment. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 22, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Infantile Systemic Hyalinosis Complicated with Right Atrial Thrombus and Pericardial Effusion in an Infant
In conclusion, this case report highlights that severe and life-threatening morbidities and complications can be encountered in ISH, to which some management options can be applied. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 21, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Infantile Systemic Hyalinosis Complicated with Right Atrial Thrombus and Pericardial Effusion in an Infant
Infantile systemic hyalinosis (ISH) is a rare multisystem fatal autosomal recessive disorder that involves widespread deposition of hyaline on connective tissues and certain internal organs. The major manifestations include painful articular contractures, hyperpigmentation, subcutaneous nodules, gingival hypertrophy, failure to thrive secondary to protein-losing enteropathy, and osteolytic bone lesions. In this paper, we report a 12-month-old girl with ISH presenting with recurrent diarrhea, failure to thrive, and refractory infections. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 20, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sarar Mohamed, Wafa Ahmed, Nasir Al-Jurayyan, Eisa Faqeih, Abdulrahman Al-Nemri, Mohamed Al-Ghamdi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Nonocclusive Mesenteric Ischemia after Chemotherapy in an Adolescent Patient with a History of Three Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantations for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2014 Source:Pediatrics & Neonatology Author(s): Koichi Hirabayashi , Mitsuho Takatsuki , Mitsuo Motobayashi , Takashi Kurata , Shoji Saito , Tomonari Shigemura , Yozo Nakazawa , Kazuo Sakashita , Satoshi Ishizone , Hiroyoshi Ota , Kenichi Koike Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is induced by intestinal vasospasm without thromboembolic occlusion and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The estimated overall incidence of autopsy-verified fatal NOMI is 2.0 cases/100,000 person-years; however, no pediatric or adolescent cases have yet been reported. An ...
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 17, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Nonocclusive Mesenteric Ischemia after Chemotherapy in an Adolescent Patient with a History of Three Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantations for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is induced by intestinal vasospasm without thromboembolic occlusion and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The estimated overall incidence of autopsy-verified fatal NOMI is 2.0 cases/100,000 person-years; however, no pediatric or adolescent cases have yet been reported. An 18-year-old female was diagnosed with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 10 years. Our patient received three allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantations but experienced hematological relapse after each. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 16, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Koichi Hirabayashi, Mitsuho Takatsuki, Mitsuo Motobayashi, Takashi Kurata, Shoji Saito, Tomonari Shigemura, Yozo Nakazawa, Kazuo Sakashita, Satoshi Ishizone, Hiroyoshi Ota, Kenichi Koike Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A Randomized Case-Controlled Study of Recombinant Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor for the Treatment of Sepsis in Preterm Neutropenic Infants
Conclusion Treatment with rhG-CSF resulted in a more rapid recovery of ANC in neutropenic preterm infants. However, no reduction in short-term mortality was documented. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 16, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Nonocclusive Mesenteric Ischemia after Chemotherapy in an Adolescent Patient with a History of Three Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantations for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is induced by intestinal vasospasm without thromboembolic occlusion and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The estimated overall incidence of autopsy-verified fatal NOMI is 2.0 cases/100,000 person-years; however, no pediatric or adolescent cases have yet been reported. An 18-year-old female was diagnosed with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 10  years. Our patient received three allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantations but experienced hematological relapse after each. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 16, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Koichi Hirabayashi, Mitsuho Takatsuki, Mitsuo Motobayashi, Takashi Kurata, Shoji Saito, Tomonari Shigemura, Yozo Nakazawa, Kazuo Sakashita, Satoshi Ishizone, Hiroyoshi Ota, Kenichi Koike Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Operating Room within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit- Experience of a Medical Center in Taiwan
Conclusions The OR within the NICU may reduce the risk of complications during transportation and provide continuity of care to critically ill neonates. It also decreases the disturbance to other NICU patients during operation. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 14, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

A Truncating De Novo Point Mutation in a Young Infant with Severe Menkes Disease
We present a case with the clinical features and biochemical findings, abnormal brain magnetic resonance imaging as well as the effects of treatment with copper-histidine. Direct sequencing of ATP7A gene revealed a de novo point mutation which resulted in an early stop codon with truncated protein. (Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology)
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - November 14, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research