Martí Iriondo

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BACKGROUND The role of chorioamnionitis in neurodevelopment of preterm infants is not fully understood. AIM To examine the association between different indicators of intrauterine inflammation (clinical chorioamnionitis, histological chorioamnionitis and funisitis) and neurodevelopmental impairment in very preterm infants. METHODS Preterm infants with a(More)
Iatrogenic bronchial complications in intubated premature infants are rare. The authors present one case of rupture of a closed-tube endotracheal suction catheter. Clinical presentation was a persistent pneumothorax that required chest tube placement in several days. A foreign body was confirmed in x-ray and computed tomography (CT) scan. Flexible(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need for a better etiologic classification of preterm births and for tools to help to determine the possible etiologies of these births. OBJECTIVE Having previously developed the Barcelona Etiology of Prematurity (BEP) algorithm, based on a new classification for preterm births, we sought to validate this algorithm in clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION The increase in survival rates of very low weight newborns (VLWN) and their neurodevelopmental morbidity has led to the implementation of follow-up programmes. The withdrawal from follow up limits the achievement of care goals and the validity of studies in this field. GOALS To assess the neurodevelopmental status, morbidity, social and(More)
UNLABELLED The etiology of preterm birth is difficult to classify. It is usually divided into three clinical types according to its clinical presentation: medically indicated; caused by ruptured membranes; and spontaneous or idiopathic. However, this classification is controversial, imprecise and can result in multiple interpretations when applied. (More)
INTRODUCTION "Kernicterus" is a term currently used to describe bilirrubin induced brain injury in the neuro-pathological studies. This is a confusing term and nowadays we prefer bilirrubin encephalopathy or bilirrubin induced neurological dysfunction. The clinical signs vary and it is clearly decreasing in prevalence in developed countries. MATERIAL AND(More)
Protocols for the prevention of group B streptococcal disease are being widely used with proven efficacy. The aim of this study was to assess compliance with a culture-based approach recommending universal culture screening at 35-37 weeks' gestation, established in our hospital. A retrospective cohort study was undertaken from January 2003 to January 2004.(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebellar hemorrhage (CH) has been observed in 5 to 10% of the autopsies done on newborn babies. Since neuroimaging techniques have become available it is easier to diagnose the condition. In this paper we report on a series of cases of CH in full-term newborn babies. OBJECTIVES To determine the number of patients with CH diagnosed by(More)
The aim of this study is to analyse different aspects of the psychomotor development, during the first two years of the life, of 56 very low birth weight newborns (less of 1.501 g) that had completed a follow-up program. Of the results we have got, the most important are the following: 4 observations (7%) presented severe sequelae motor disability in a(More)