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BACKGROUND The increasing survival rates of children who are born very preterm raise issues about the risks of neurological disabilities and cognitive dysfunction. We aimed to investigate neurodevelopmental outcome and use of special health care at 5 years of age in a population-based cohort of very preterm children. METHODS We included all 2901(More)
BACKGROUND Maintenance therapy of drug-addict mothers with medical and psychosocial support may reduce complications (prematurity, growth retardation, fetal distress and fetal death). Methadone has been widely used during pregnancy with beneficial effects. Buprenorphine (BUP) is used more and more and shows the same beneficial effects. PATIENTS AND METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVES The specific objectives of this study were (1) to assess the safety and efficacy of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) in reducing postnatal hemoglobin decline in premature infants of less than 33 weeks' gestation, and thus reducing the need for transfusion; and (2) to determine the optimal dosage of rhEPO. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three(More)
Jouberts syndrome-related disorders are a group of recessively inherited conditions showing cerebellar vermis hypoplasia and the molar tooth sign of the midbrain-hindbrain junction. Recent analyses have suggested at least three loci, JBTS1 (9q34.3), -2 (11p11.2-q12.3), and -3 (6q23), but the phenotypic spectrum associated with each locus has not been(More)
In a group of 124 children with mental retardation, a study showed 21% of chromosomal abnormalities, 26% of perinatal causes and 33% of undetermined causes. Current preventive measures are well adapted. They might be usefully completed by mandatory ultrasonographic examinations during pregnancy and promotion of birth of at-risk children in well-equipped(More)
Netherthon syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by ichthyosis, the characteristic hair abnormality trichorrhexis invaginata and atopic manifestations. We report a female child with the severe hypernatremic dehydration form of the Netherton syndrome born as the first child of consanguineous parents. Ichthyosis was present at birth.(More)
UNLABELLED This study reports the first case of symptomatic placental transfer of cryoglobulins and discusses the potential pathogenic processes and the basic guidelines for neonatal management. A 32-y-old woman was affected by essential type I cryoglobulinaemia and displayed the cold-triggered cutaneous symptoms of the disease due to a monoclonal(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that prophylactic treatment of neutropenic premature neonates with recombinant granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (rG-CSF) would reduce the incidence of nosocomial infections (NIs). STUDY DESIGN A total of 25 neonatal intensive care units participated in this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled(More)