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Severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a devastating condition that can lead to mortality and long-term disabilities in term newborns. No rapid and reliable laboratory test exists to assess the degree of neuronal injury in these patients. We propose two possible biomarkers: 1) phosphorylated axonal neurofilament heavy chain (pNF-H) protein, one of(More)
OBJECTIVE Multiple platelet transfusions are invariably given to neonates on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and no alternative to repeated transfusions exists. Before any alternatives, such as administration of thrombopoietic stimulators, could be contemplated, data regarding the number of platelet transfusions received by neonatal ECMO(More)
Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a rare metabolic disorder, affecting approximately 1 in 500,000 live births. The management of NDM is challenging, as the benefits of controlling hyperglycemia must be balanced with the risks of iatrogenic hypoglycemia. NDM occurs in both permanent and transient forms, which have been genetically and phenotypically well(More)
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