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Enteral Nutrient Supply for Preterm Infants: Commentary From the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Committee on Nutrition
The number of surviving children born prematurely has increased substantially during the last 2 decades. The major goal of enteral nutrient supply to these infants is to achieve growth similar toExpand
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Protective role of autophagy in neonatal hypoxia–ischemia induced brain injury
Autophagy, an intracellular bulk degradation process of cellular constituents, plays a key role in cell homeostasis and can be induced by stresses, such as nutrient depletion, closed head injury orExpand
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Oxygen toxicity: chemistry and biology of reactive oxygen species.
Oxygen has a central role in the evolution of complex life on Earth mainly because of the biochemical symmetry of oxygenic photosynthesis and aerobic respiration that can maintain homeostasis withinExpand
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Free Radicals and Brain Damage in the Newborn
Newborns and particularly preterm infants are at high risk of oxidative stress and they are very susceptible to free radical oxidative damage. Indeed, there is evidence of an imbalance betweenExpand
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Analgesic effect of watching TV during venipuncture
Aims: To assess the analgesic effect of passive or active distraction during venipuncture in children. Methods: We studied 69 children aged 7–12 years undergoing venipuncture. The children wereExpand
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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia of the premature baby
Prematurely born infants who required assisted ventilation may develop chronic lung disease or bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The cells involved in the reparative process of the premature lung areExpand
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Effect of Multisensory Stimulation on Analgesia in Term Neonates: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Many attempts have been made to obtain safe and effective analgesia in newborns. Oral glucose-water has been found to have analgesic properties in neonates. We investigated whether other sensoryExpand
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Early identification of the risk for free radical-related diseases in preterm newborns.
BACKGROUND Despite recent advances in preterm newborns healthcare, perinatal pathologies and disabilities are increasing. Oxidative stress (OS) is determinant for the onset of an unbalance betweenExpand
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Sensorial Saturation: An Effective Analgesic Tool for Heel-Prick in Preterm Infants
Pain is traumatic for preterm infants and can damage their CNS. We wanted to assess whether multisensorial stimulation can be analgesic and whether this effect is only due to oral glucose or sucking.Expand
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Cry Features Reflect Pain Intensity in Term Newborns: An Alarm Threshold
The purpose of this study was to assess differences in sound spectra of crying of term newborns in relation to different pain levels. Fifty-seven consecutively born neonates were evaluated duringExpand
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