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1881 consecutive healthy newborn babies underwent abdominal ultrasonography on day 4-6. 228 subjects presented an echographic abnormality. Renal abnormalities were diagnosed in 213 newborn. Of those, 134 had dilatative uropathy with a pelvic diameter greater than 5 mm, 73 renal medulla hyperechogenicity, 3 ectopics, 2 unilateral renal agenesis and one(More)
In 183 samples of breast milk from 23 young mothers we found the mean total iodine content to be 47 ng/ml, a value that is not dependent on length of gestation. There is a progressive increase in iodine concentration from colostrum to transitional and mature milk. The results show that breast milk sometimes contains an amount of iodine barely necessary to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the timing of elective cesarean delivery at term influences the risk of neonatal pneumothorax. STUDY DESIGN Chart reviews confirmed gestational age, delivery modalities, and diagnosis of pneumothorax of 66,961 term infants delivered in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Of these neonates, 17,783 (26.5%) were delivered by(More)
In 19 full term newborn boys serum levels of thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroxine binding globulin (TBG) were determined on the first and fifth day of life using radioimmunoassays. T4 and T3 were also measured in 24-h urine collections as well as total iodine in urine and in breast milk. A significant decrease occurred in(More)
a patchy eosinophilic infitrate affecting the distal air spaces and absence of hyperplastic pneumocytes (type II) with bizarre shapes usually noted in cases of bleomycin-induced interstitial pneumonitis. 10 The pathologic changes described in our patient are different from those described for bleomycin hypersensi-tivity pneumonitis and appear to be a(More)
We describe a full term male infant born by cesarean section, who presented a deep round depression of the left parietal bone at birth. MRI scan showed no signal alteration on cortical and sub-cortical level in correspondence of the depressed skull fracture. At four months of age, a skull X-ray was normal. At 18 months of age growth and neurologic follow-up(More)
OBJECTIVES Amniotic fluid alpha1-microglobulin (alpha1-m) and beta2-microglobulin (beta2-m) levels, as well as N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) and alanine aminopeptidase (AAP) activities, were measured in the course of uncomplicated pregnancies to assess their variations as gestation progresses. DESIGN AND METHODS Samples were obtained from 141(More)
The objective of the study is to describe safety and effects of protein C concentrate (PCConc) administration in neonates with sepsis-induced coagulopathy. Eighteen neonates (12 preterm and 6 full term) aged between 1 and 28 days who have severe sepsis (n = 6) or septic shock (n = 12), with coagulopathy and acquired protein C (PC) deficiency received PCConc(More)
The condition referred to as "birth asphyxia" occurs as the result of a hypoxic-ischaemic insult during the process of labour and delivery. There is no standard clinical definition for birth asphyxia, but its incidence in term infants has been differently reported to be between 2.9 and 9.0 cases per 1000 deliveries. In term infants the risk of death(More)