Ana Martín-Ancel

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OBJECTIVES (1) To evaluate the frequency and spectrum of severity of multisystem dysfunction after perinatal asphyxia and (2) to analyze the relationship between the clinical and biochemical markers of perinatal asphyxia and multiorgan involvement. STUDY DESIGN Seventy-two consecutive term newborn infants with perinatal asphyxia were studied(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate if the concentration of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is affected by perinatal asphyxia, and to examine the relation of IL-6 levels in the CSF to the severity of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), to brain damage, and to the neurological outcome. METHODS Asphyxiated term neonates were included.(More)
Beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2m) determination in CSF of 72 neonates who underwent a spinal tap as part of a sepsis or meningo-encephalitis workup was performed to evaluate the usefulness of this test in the diagnosis of CNS infections. Beta 2m was measured by enzyme immunoassay. Sixty neonates had sterile culture and normal neurological status at discharge.(More)
OBJECTIVE Soluble preadipocyte factor 1 (Pref-1) inhibits adipocyte differentiation. We tested whether circulating levels of soluble Pref-1 are higher in smaller fetuses. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We performed longitudinal assessments of circulating Pref-1 in infants born appropriate for gestational age (AGA) or small for gestational age (SGA) and also(More)
BACKGROUND A combined Haemophilus influenzae type b and Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine (Hib-MenC-TT) may be a convenient alternative to separate Hib and MenC conjugate vaccines. METHODS Healthy infants randomized in a previous study for priming at 2, 4, and 6 months: Hib-MenC-TT primed group, 3 doses of Hib-MenC-TT +(More)
BACKGROUND This phase II study evaluated the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of primary vaccination with a novel Hib-MenC conjugate vaccine (GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] Biologicals) coadministered with DTPa-HBV-IPV (GSK Biologicals) at 2, 4 and 6 months. METHODS Healthy infants were randomized to receive Hib-MenC coadministered with DTPa-HBV-IPV (N = 117) or(More)
A neonate vaccinated against HBV was the source of an occupational exposure to blood. She was tested for hepatitis B surface antigen and found to be positive, leading to unnecessary treatment, retesting, and concern. Evaluation of the infectious status of HBV should rely on other means if vaccination has recently occurred.
BACKGROUND The notion of Palliative Care (PC) in neonatal and perinatal medicine has largely developed in recent decades. Our aim was to systematically review the literature on this topic, summarise the evolution of care and, based on the available data, suggest a current standard for this type of care. METHODS Data sources included Medline, the Cochrane(More)
Beta2-microglobulin (β2m) determination in CSF of 72 neonates who underwent a spinal tap as part of a sepsis or meningo-encephalitis workup was performed to evaluate the usefulness of this test in the diagnosis of CNS infections. β2m was measured by enzyme immunoassay. Sixty neonates had sterile culture and normal neurological status at discharge. Twelve(More)
In newborns with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, neuroimaging is the best available predictor of neurodevelopmental outcome. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings in congenital CMV infection have seldom been described. Neonates with central nervous system infections present high CSF Beta2-microglobulin (β2-m) levels. The objectives of(More)