Birgit Pimpel

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BACKGROUND To determine whether the complementary approach of visceral manipulative osteopathic treatment accelerates complete meconium excretion and improves feeding tolerance in very low birth weight infants. METHODS This study was a prospective, randomized, controlled trial in premature infants with a birth weight <1500 g and a gestational age <32(More)
BACKGROUND While there is a proven association of upper genital tract Ureaplasma infection during pregnancy with adverse pregnancy outcome, the effect of vaginal Ureaplasma colonization on preterm delivery has been controversially debated. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that women with isolation of vaginal U. parvum but not U. urealyticum are at increased(More)
Bacterial counts in 1466 expressed breast milk (EBM) samples from women following one of two infection control regimens (standard vs strict) were investigated. Overall, 12% of samples yielded Gram-negative bacteria, with no significant differences between the standard [11.9% (94/788)] and strict [12.1% (82/678)] regimens (P = 0.92). Significantly more(More)
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