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Infant, Low Birth Weight

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  • Infants with very low birth weights have less need of transfusions if given epoetin beta during the first six weeks of life (250 IU per kilogram three times a week) [7].
  • Immunization levels among premature and low-birth-weight infants and risk factors for delayed up-to-date immunization status. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine Safety Datalink Group [8].
  • CONCLUSION.--This meta-analysis suggests that low-dose aspirin reduces the risks of PIH and severe low birth weight, with no observed risk of maternal or neonatal adverse effects [9].
  • Vasculopathic hepatotoxicity associated with E-Ferol syndrome in low-birth-weight infants [10].
  • Early administration of vitamin E, while not affecting the frequency of RLF, will significantly reduce its severity and subsequent eye damage, and such treatment is recommended for all low-birth-weight infants of less than 1250 g who require supplementary oxygen [11].

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  • Among primigravidas, placental TNF-alpha concentrations were significantly higher in the presence of severe maternal anemia, and both IFN-gamma and TNF-alpha were significantly elevated when a low birth weight, rather than normal weight, infant was delivered [32].
  • OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether a common, recently discovered deletion polymorphism in the DHFR gene is a risk factor for preterm delivery or low birth weight [33].
  • Prevalence of genetic prothrombotic markers (FVL, MTHFR, FIIG20210A) and levels of plasma homocysteine were assayed in 166 premature (mean gestational age: 30.9+/-2.3 weeks) and low birth weight (mean weight: 1327+/-319 grams) infants [34].
  • This paper focuses on recent evidence, which suggest that low levels of placental 11 beta-HSD2 result in increased exposure of the fetus to maternal glucocorticoid and low birth weight [35].
  • In MRX12, prematurity or low birth weight, hypotelorism and short stature were seen in several affected males [36].

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  18. Growth hormone-binding protein in normal and pathologic gestation: correlations with maternal diabetes and fetal growth. Barnard, R., Chan, F.Y., McIntyre, H.D. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (1997) [Pubmed]
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  20. Folic acid: influence on the outcome of pregnancy. Scholl, T.O., Johnson, W.G. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2000) [Pubmed]
  21. Dietary and serum folate: their influence on the outcome of pregnancy. Scholl, T.O., Hediger, M.L., Schall, J.I., Khoo, C.S., Fischer, R.L. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (1996) [Pubmed]
  22. Association between poor glucose tolerance and rapid post natal weight gain in seven-year-old children. Crowther, N.J., Cameron, N., Trusler, J., Gray, I.P. Diabetologia (1998) [Pubmed]
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  24. Erythrocyte and plasma cholesterol ester long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids of low-birth-weight babies fed preterm formula with and without ribonucleotides: comparison with human milk. Woltil, H.A., van Beusekom, C.M., Siemensma, A.D., Polman, H.A., Muskiet, F.A., Okken, A. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (1995) [Pubmed]
  25. Plasma apolipoprotein A-I and B concentrations in growth-retarded fetuses: a link between low birth weight and adult atherosclerosis. Radunovic, N., Kuczynski, E., Rosen, T., Dukanac, J., Petkovic, S., Lockwood, C.J. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2000) [Pubmed]
  26. Ring chromosome 10 and its clinical features. Nakai, H., Adachi, M., Katsushima, N., Yamazaki, N., Sakamoto, M., Tada, K. J. Med. Genet. (1983) [Pubmed]
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  28. Insulin resistance syndrome in 8-year-old Indian children: small at birth, big at 8 years, or both? Bavdekar, A., Yajnik, C.S., Fall, C.H., Bapat, S., Pandit, A.N., Deshpande, V., Bhave, S., Kellingray, S.D., Joglekar, C. Diabetes (1999) [Pubmed]
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  30. Duodenal bile acid conjugation patterns and dietary sulphur amino acids in the newborn. Brueton, M.J., Berger, H.M., Brown, G.A., Ablitt, L., Iyngkaran, N., Wharton, B.A. Gut (1978) [Pubmed]
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