Amuchou Singh Soraisham

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Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a common cause of severe respiratory distress in term infants, with an associated highly variable morbidity and mortality. MAS results from aspiration of meconium during intrauterine gasping or during the first few breaths. The pathophysiology of MAS is multifactorial and includes acute airway obstruction, surfactant(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the variation in the incidence and to identify the timing of the presentation of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in a cohort of preterm infants within the Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN). METHODS This was a population-based cohort of 16 669 infants with gestational age (GA) <33 weeks, admitted to 25 NICUs participating in the CNN(More)
Neonatal sepsis is associated with increased mortality and morbidity including neurodevelopmental impairment and prolonged hospital stay. Signs and symptoms of sepsis are nonspecific, and empiric antimicrobial therapy is promptly initiated after obtaining appropriate cultures. However, many preterm and low birth weight infants who do not have infection(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of clinical maternal chorioamnionitis on morbidity and mortality rates among infants who are at < 33 weeks of gestation, adjusted for patient characteristics that included admission neonatal illness severity (Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology, version II; SNAP-II). STUDY DESIGN With(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of medical closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and adverse events (acute renal dysfunction, necrotizing enterocolitis, spontaneous intestinal perforation, and gastrointestinal bleeding) between preterm infants who received indomethacin and ibuprofen for the treatment of PDA. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective comparative(More)
OBJECTIVE A metaanalysis of randomized trials was conducted to evaluate if the type of hysterectomy, total abdominal hysterectomy or supracervical hysterectomy, has an impact on the development of urinary incontinence. STUDY DESIGN We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Biological Abstract, and the Cochrane Library up to February 2007; abstracts at major(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the impact of targeted neonatal echocardiography on management of neonatal illness in a tertiary perinatal center neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of consecutive targeted neonatal echocardiographic studies that were performed over an 18-month period in a regional perinatal center(More)
AIM To evaluate the effects of a single loading dose of caffeine base (10 mg/kg) on superior mesenteric artery (SMA) blood flow velocities (BFV). METHODS Eighteen preterm infants of gestational age <or=32 weeks gestation were investigated prospectively. SMA BFV before infusion, 1 h, 2 h and 6 h after a single loading dose of caffeine were measured using(More)
Objective To examine whether there is an association between peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) insertion site and complication rates among preterm infants. Design We performed a retrospective analysis of the first PICCs placed in preterm infants in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit between January 2006 and December 2010. The(More)