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Subjects in this prospective observational study were 467 nulliparous women, ages 16-35, recruited at the prenatal clinics of a university hospital and a public hospital. Using a purposive sampling approach, and entry questionnaire and a series of psychosocial instruments were administered throughout the pregnancy course to assess stress, anxiety, body(More)
A total of 505 newborns who were exposed to illicit drugs during intrauterine life were studied to investigate the prevalence, growth parameters, newborn manifestations, and other effects of intrauterine exposure to cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP). The results support the hypotheses that both drugs have serious effects on growth parameters, but this effect(More)
One hundred thirty-five children born to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected mothers were selected randomly to receive immunoglobulin (Gamimune-N, Miles Pharmaceutical Co) 200 mg/kg monthly for 1 year. All patients were seropositive by ELISA and Western blot at birth. At the time of the study, 15 symptomatic (P2) and 57 asymptomatic (P1) patients(More)
The present study presents a prospective analysis of the interrelationships among prenatal medical, nutritional (dietary and biochemical) and behavioral determinants of Brazelton performance. Previous researchers (Scanlon 1984, Lester and Brazelton 1984) have raised questions regarding the relative roles of medical factors, nutrition, ponderal index and(More)
We studied the effect of packed red cell transfusion on the hematocrit values at 1 and 6 hours after transfusion in neonates. The mean hematocrits measured 1 and 6 hours following a 10 mL/kg transfusion were 40.0 +/- 4.38 and 40.4 +/- 4.40, respectively, in 11 transfusions given over a period of 3 hours. The mean hematocrits at 1 and 6 hours following a 10(More)
A two-day-old black male term infant developed meningitis due to Hemophilus para-influenzae, a rare cause of neonatal meningitis. The organism was sensitive to ampicillin and chloramphenicol. Of interest was that the mother had the same organism in her cervix. The need for prompt investigation and institution of appropriate antibiotic therapy is emphasized.