Chikkanayakanahalli M Manjunatha

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BACKGROUND Feed intolerance delays achievement of enteral feeding in preterm infants. Parenteral nutrition is associated with cholestasis and increased risk of sepsis. Glycerin suppositories have been used to promote gastrointestinal motility and feed tolerance. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether daily glycerin suppositories (a) reduce the time to full(More)
Colpocephaly is a rare abnormality of the brain, described as persistence of primitive foetal configuration of lateral ventricles. It has been found in association with several abnormalities of the brain. Herein we report a case of colpocephaly with absent corpus callosum, confirmed antenatally with foetal MRI following diagnostic suspicion based on absent(More)
Failure to thrive is not uncommon in paediatric practice and often leads to multiple investigations to find the underlying cause. We report an infant who presented mainly with mild dysmorphism, failure to thrive and elevated alanine transferase (ALT) in early infancy. She was diagnosed to have a peroxisomal biogenesis disorder on further investigation.(More)
Venlafaxine, a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, is increasingly used in pregnant women with pre-existing depression who require continued treatment. However, its in uteroeffects on the developing fetus are not clear. Herein, we report the unusual presentation of venlafaxine withdrawal in a female preterm baby of 29 weeks gestation, who(More)
We conducted a survey of neonatal pain relief practices for common procedures across the United Kingdom as a baseline for improving our own practice, and we here present the results. We sent a questionnaire to all Scottish hospitals, and units from the rest of the United Kingdom if they had 40 or more maternity beds (n = 96); 1 the response rate was 85%.(More)
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