Francis B. Mimouni

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OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that continuous gastric infusion (CGI) is better tolerated than intermittent gastric bolus (IGB) in small very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. DESIGN Two-center, prospective, randomized, unmasked clinical trial. PATIENTS 28 VLBW infants (birth weight <1250 g). A strict feeding protocol was followed. INTERVENTION(More)
The company " Nutrits LTD " is incorrectly referred to as " nanobébé LTD " in the Funding section. The correct funding information is as follows: Nutrits LTD, provided support in the form of a salary for author SBZ, but did not have any additional role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.(More)
PURPOSE To test whether there is an association between the growth in the number of ophthalmic journals in the past years and their mean and maximum impact factor (IF) as a common sign of scientific proliferation. METHODS Using data from the 2013 Journal Citation Report database a study of the major clinical medical fields was conducted to assess the(More)
To assess the conclusiveness of Cochrane Eye and Vision Group Reviews (EVGRs). We tested the hypotheses that: (1) the majority of EVGRs are inconclusive; (2) most reviews state the need for further and better studies; (3) the conclusiveness of a given review is affected by the number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) included and the cumulative number(More)
Human milk handling guidelines are very demanding, based upon solid scientific evidence that handling methods can make a real difference in infant health and nutrition. Indeed, properly stored milk maintains many of its unique qualities and continues to be the second and third best infant feeding alternatives, much superior to artificial feeding. Container(More)
BACKGROUND Military medical personnel, like all other physician specialists, face the challenge of keeping updated with developments in their field of expertise, in view of the great amount of new medical information published in the literature. The availability of the Internet has triggered tremendous changes in publication characteristics, and in some(More)
BACKGROUND Bone loss has been documented in adults in intensive care wards. Children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICU) are also exposed to many potential risk factors for bone loss such as immobilization, catabolic state, and nutritional depletion. Quantitative ultrasound technique that measures speed of sound (SOS) correlates with bone(More)
We prospectively tested the hypothesis that prevention of lateral movement of the head, using a specially designed head support apparatus, would prevent oxygen desaturation in preterm infants restrained in car seats. Preterm infants reaching 34 to 35 weeks' gestation were studied at the week of discharge in 3 different conditions for 20 minutes each time:(More)
Neonatal cranial ultrasonography at times reveals hyperechogenic lesions in the basal ganglia and thalamus. These lesions have been attributed to a wide variety of pathologic states, among them toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex (TORCH) infections, chromosomal abnormalities, and asphyxia. The clinical significance in terms of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that glucose ingestion leads to a decrease in plasma ionized calcium (iCa) and ionized magnesium (iMg) during the third trimester of pregnancy. METHODS We studied 54 women who underwent a 50 g glucose challenge test (GCT) and 27 women who underwent a 3-hour 100 g glucose tolerance test (GTT) because of an abnormal GCT.(More)
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