Guilherme M. Sant'Anna

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We asked to what extent differences in caloric intake during the first postnatal weeks may modify thermal and respiratory control of 1-month old rats. Large-size (Large) and small-size (Small) rats were obtained by raising rats in, respectively, small (6 pups) and large (16 pups) litters. In Small, the rate of oxygen consumption (V(O(2))/kg) was less than(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The benefits of therapeutic hypothermia have not been assessed from the perspective of the neurology clinic. We aimed to report the impact of the implementation of a local regional therapeutic hypothermia program on the neurodevelopmental outcomes of surviving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) infants who were followed in the neonatal(More)
Data from the whole-body hypothermia trial was analyzed to examine the effects of phenobarbital administration prior to cooling (+PB) on the esophageal temperature (T (e)) profile, during the induction phase of hypothermia. A total of 98 infants were analyzed. At enrollment, +PB infants had a higher rate of severe hypoxic-ischemic(More)
OBJECTIVE Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) are reported to have high positive predictive value (PPV) for neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in neonates with moderate or severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Our objective was to assess if this predictive value remains high with the use of therapeutic hypothermia. METHODS A cohort of HIE(More)
This paper addresses the problem of ensuring the validity and quality of data in ongoing multi-disciplinary studies where data acquisition spans several geographical sites. It describes an automated validation and quality control procedure that requires no user supervision and monitors data acquired from different locations before analysis. The procedure is(More)
The case of a term, male neonate (birthweight 3785g) with cephalic presentation, Caesarean-section (C-section) delivery, and failure to thrive is reported. The infant presented with generalized hypotonia and respiratory failure immediately following birth. An initial diagnosis of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy was made. However, ventilator dependency and(More)
This paper describes organizational guidelines and an anonymization protocol for the management of sensitive information in interdisciplinary, multi-institutional studies with multiple collaborators. This protocol is flexible, automated, and suitable for use in cloud-based projects as well as for publication of supplementary information in journal papers. A(More)
Extremely preterm infants (gestational age ≤ 28 weeks) often require EndoTracheal Tube-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation (ETT-IMV) to survive. Clinicians wean infants off ETT-IMV as early as possible using their judgment and clinical information. However, assessment of extubation readiness is not accurate since 20 to 40% of preterm infants fail extubation. We(More)
We present an approach for the analysis of clinical data from extremely preterm infants, in order to determine if they are ready to be removed from invasive endotracheal mechanical ventilation. The data includes over 100 clinical features, and the subject population is naturally quite small. To address this problem, we use feature selection, specifically(More)
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