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The hallmark of membranous glomerulonephritis, a major primary nephropathy, is the presence of immune deposits on the outer aspect of the glomerular basement membrane. The cause of such deposits in...
BACKGROUND Alveolarization requires coordinated extracellular matrix remodeling, a process in which matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role. We postulated that polymorphisms in MMP… Continue Reading
The prevention of neurological disabilities following preterm birth remains a major public health challenge and efforts are still needed to test the neuroprotective properties of candidate molecules.… Continue Reading
OBJECTIVE To compare immediate extubation versus delayed extubation after 36 hr in extremely low-birth weight infants receiving gentle mechanical ventilation and perinatal lung protective… Continue Reading
OBJECTIVE To analyze risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or death according to the condition leading to extremely preterm birth, preterm labor, or vascular disorders. STUDY DESIGN… Continue Reading
AIM Less invasive surfactant administration (LISA) can avoid tracheal intubation for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, but can be painful because it requires laryngoscopy. The aim of this study… Continue Reading
Abstract The objective of this study is to determine the tensile behaviour of a unidirectional E-glass/polyester composite in relation to the strain rate. Several orientations of fibres in the… Continue Reading
OBJECTIVES To describe the frequency and nature of premedications used prior to neonatal endotracheal intubation; to confront observed practice with current recommendations; and to identify risk… Continue Reading
BACKGROUND Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in extremely preterm infants remains a challenging condition with conflicting treatment strategies. Ibuprofen is currently used to treat PDA with ductal… Continue Reading
Background: Mental retardation (MR), defined as an IQ below 70, is a frequent cause of consultation in paediatrics. Objective: To evaluate the yield of brain MRI in the diagnostic work-up of… Continue Reading