Inge Kappel

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A prospective study of biological factors for low birthweight (LBW) among UAE nationals in the Al Ain Medical District was undertaken from 15 January 1992 to 14 January 1993, using a case control method. All 293 mothers of LBW infants and an equal number of mothers of the next normal weight infants born after the LBW infant were studied. Of the 3,485 live(More)
This study was conducted to determine the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) in the indigenous population of Al Ain and to identify some risk factors associated with it. The population studied included all consecutive deliveries, occurring in the 3 hospitals in Al Ain City, where almost all deliveries take place, during a 1-year period. When a LBW infant(More)
We report a near-term fetus with primary acalvaria, an extremely rare malformation characterized by the complete absence of the membranous neurocranium. Sonographic findings were considered consistent with this condition, which was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Spontaneous vaginal delivery resulted in a fresh stillbirth, with an intact cranial(More)
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