Maria Elizabeth Lopes Moreira

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BACKGROUND Zika virus (ZIKV) has been linked to central nervous system malformations in fetuses. To characterize the spectrum of ZIKV disease in pregnant women and infants, we followed patients in Rio de Janeiro to describe clinical manifestations in mothers and repercussions of acute ZIKV infection in infants. METHODS We enrolled pregnant women in whom a(More)
INTRODUCTION The macronutrient concentrations of human milk could be influenced by the various processes used in human milk bank. AIMS To determine the effect of various process (Holder pasteurization, freezing and thawing and feeding method) on the macronutrient concentration of human milk. METHODS The samples of donated fresh human milk were studied(More)
This study used data from the Birth in Brazil survey, a nationwide hospital-based study of 24,197 postpartum women and their newborns, collected between February 2011 and July 2012. A three-stage cluster sampling design (hospitals, days, women) was used consisting of stratification by geographic region, type of municipality (capital or non-capital), and(More)
BACKGROUND Caesarean section rates in Brazil have been steadily increasing. In 2009, for the first time, the number of children born by this type of procedure was greater than the number of vaginal births. Caesarean section is associated with a series of adverse effects on the women and newborn, and recent evidence suggests that the increasing rates of(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a predictive model capable of identifying which premature infants have the greatest probability of presenting bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), based on assessment at the end of their first week of life. METHODS Data were collected retrospectively from January 1998 to July 2001, and prospectively from August 2001 to July 2003. All(More)
UNLABELLED To assess if sensory-motor-oral stimulation and non-nutritive sucking gavage feeding enhances the oral feeding performance of preterm infants born between 26 and 32 weeks of gestational age. STUDY DESIGN Very low birthweight infants (n=98) were randomized into a experimental and control group. Preterm infants in the experimental group received(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the nutritional status at term of a cohort of newborn babies with birth weights of less than 1,500 g and to correlate this with nutritional practices and clinical variables. METHODS Very low birth weight infants admitted to eight neonatal intensive care units from November 1999 to April 2000 were studied prospectively. The units were(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial vaginosis (BV) increases the risk of spontaneous preterm deliveries (PD) in developed countries. Its prevalence varies with ethnicity, socioeconomic conditions and gestational age. Aerobic vaginitis (AV) has also been implicated with spontaneous PD. The present study aimed to estimate the prevalence of asymptomatic BV, the accuracy of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the admission Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology - Perinatal Extension-II (SNAPPE-II) to predict adverse outcome among premature very low birth weight (BW) infants with abnormal Doppler blood flow in the uterus secondary to severe placental insufficiency of early onset. METHODS A total of 86(More)
OBJECTIVES to analyze the changes in human milk macronutrients: fat, protein, and lactose in natural human milk (raw), frozen and thawed, after administration simulation by gavage and continuous infusion. METHOD an experimental study was performed with 34 human milk samples. The infrared spectrophotometry using the infrared analysis equipment MilkoScan(More)