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)
OBJECTIVE The rate of weight gain in preterm infants who are exposed to music seems to improve. A potential mechanism could be increased metabolic efficiency; therefore, we conducted this study to test the hypothesis that music by Mozart reduces resting energy expenditure (REE) in growing healthy preterm infants. DESIGN. A prospective, randomized clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate fat and energy contents of human milk during prolonged lactation. METHODS Thirty-four mothers, of term, healthy, growing children, who had been lactating for >1 year (12-39 months) were recruited. Control subjects were 27 mothers, of term infants, who had been lactating for 2 to 6 months. Fat contents of the milk samples were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the absolute nucleated red blood cell and lymphocyte count is elevated in term, appropriate-for-gestational-age infants born to women with asthma. STUDY DESIGN We compared absolute nucleated red blood cell counts taken during the first 12 hours of life in two groups of term, vaginally delivered,(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SaO₂) decreases at an altitude of >1,500 m. There are no reports on normal SaO₂ at altitudes between 0 and 1,500 m. The clinical significance of decreased SaO₂ at such altitudes is unclear. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that in healthy volunteers normal SaO₂ at moderate altitude (MA; 725 m) is lower(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hematocrit obtained 15 mins after blood transfusion in hemodynamically stable neonates is significantly different from that obtained after 6 hrs. We hypothesized that the hematocrit stabilizes within the first 15 mins that follow a 3-hr blood transfusion in preterm infants. DESIGN We prospectively studied 24 consecutive(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)
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)
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)
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)