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AIM To study the effects of live maternal speaking and singing on physiological parameters of preterm infants in the NICU and to test the hypothesis that vocal stimulation can have differential effects on preterm infants at a behavioural level. METHODS Eighteen mothers spoke and sang to their medically stable preterm infants in their incubators over 6(More)
We report a female infant with congenital lymphedema, facial anomalies, intestinal lymphangiectasia consistent with a diagnosis of Hennekam syndrome. At birth the patient presented with severe respiratory distress due to nonimmune hydrops fetalis, a congenital chylothorax (CC), and pulmonary lymphangiectasia. Hydrops fetalis may be present in newborns with(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of nosocomial infections in NICUs and to assess the risk of nosocomial infection related to the therapeutic procedures performed and to the clinical characteristics of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of the Infant Flow Driver (IFD) with single prong nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in preterm neonates affected by respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN Randomised controlled study. PATIENTS Between September 1997 and March 1999, 36 preterm infants who were eligible for CPAP treatment were randomly(More)
We report on a male child with "apple-peel" atresia associated with microcephaly and ocular anomalies. To date, no magnetic resonance imagings have been published. We report on the fourth reported case with this phenotype, but the first to be studied by brain magnetic resonance imaging.
OBJECTIVE Several options are currently available in neonatal mechanical ventilation: complete breathing synchronization (patient triggered ventilation, synchronized intermittent positive pressure ventilation--SIPPV); positive pressure flow-cycled ventilation (pressure support ventilation, PSV); and volume targeted positive pressure ventilation (volume(More)
Volume guarantee ventilation (VGV) is an optional ventilation mode which has become the most widely and extensively studied in the last 10 years in premature infants. Nonetheless, theoretical expected endpoints are intriguing and even though VGV has not yet become 'the' standard ventilation mode, a great deal of information has been acquired and stored. In(More)
The case of a girl with Seckel syndrome, born of an epileptic mother who was taking anticonvulsant drugs, is reported. The patient, admitted to our clinic for short stature, presented some signs of Seckel syndrome: microcephaly, a "bird headed" profile with receding chin and forehead and large beaked nose. Microcephaly and a low birth weight are present in(More)