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Cytomegalovirus Identification in Blood and Urine of Newborns by Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.378
Pages: 
291–4
Synopsis: 
Identification of cytomegalovirus in newborns (congenital) by molecular biology methods polymerase chain reaction was more feasible using urine collection which is less invasive. The procedure, though laborious, is less expensive and more efficient compared to the use blood or blood culture.

 

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Introduction: Knowing the frequency of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in newborn admitted to the Division of Neonatology, analysed by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA detection differences in blood and urine specimens.

Methods:  The study was carried out for eight months. Newborns (n = 520) hospitalized in five hospitals in Campo Grande-MS were CMV checked. 

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 07 May, 2015

The Male-female Birth Ratio in California and the 1992 April Riots in Los Angeles

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.338
Pages: 
223–5
Synopsis: 
Stress induces spontaneous abortions that affect male fetuses more than female fetuses. The April 1992 Los Angeles riots constituted six days of civil unrest. This study showed that male births in California State dipped following this event.

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Accepted: 
23 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 24 Mar, 2015

Comparison of Cerebral Oximeter and Pulse Oximeter Values in the First 72 Hours in Premature, Asphyctic and Healthy Newborns

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.033
Pages: 
698–702
Synopsis: 
Cerebral oximeter is a promising modality in bedside monitoring in neonatal intensive care units. It is complementary to pulse oximeter and may be used routinely in neonatal intensive care units.

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Aim: The monitoring of oxygenation is essential for providing patient safety and optimal results. We aimed to determine brain oxygen saturation values in healthy, asphyctic and premature newborns and to compare cerebral oximeter and pulse oximeter values in the first 72 hours of life in neonatal intensive care units.

Accepted: 
02 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Sep, 2014

The Evaluation of the Effects of Paternal and Maternal Silent Coeliac Disease on Birthweight and Gestational Age in Newborns

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.166
Pages: 
470–3
Synopsis: 
Silent coeliac disease may occur in parents especially in mothers of preterm and small gestational age infants even in the absence of apparent clinical indications.
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Objective: Coeliac disease is a chronic disease and is common all over the world. It has many other associated systemic side effects. This study investigated the effect of paternal and maternal  silent coeliac disease on birthweight and gestational age in newborns.

Accepted: 
16 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2014

Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Jamaica: A Review – Past, Present and Future

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.107
Pages: 
147–50
Synopsis: 
Screening newborns for sickle cell disease (SCD) in Jamaica has significantly impacted mortality and morbidity of affected children. Efforts must continue toward the goal of island-wide newborn screening for SCD in order to ensure continued improvements.
 
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Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

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