Matea Belan

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Arousal is an important protective mechanism that aids in the resolution of obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children, but its role in neonatal apnea has not been investigated. The primary aim of the present study was to determine the role of arousal in the termination of apnea in preterm infants. Videorecording was used to identify spontaneous(More)
The present study was designed to compare the sucking pattern of term and preterm infants during bottle feeding with different types of nipple units (Enfamil single-hole nipple units for term and preterm infants and SMA Nuk nipple units). In addition, the sucking pattern of term neonates during a feeding regimen commonly used in many feeding studies was(More)
It is generally believed that all apneic episodes in preterm infants occur during sleep. Because occurrence of apnea during wakefulness has been documented in these infants, we investigated its frequency and characteristics in 10 premature infants using simultaneous polygraphic and video recordings. Behavioral arousal with motor activity preceded the onset(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity in infertile women increases the costs of fertility treatments, reduces their effectiveness and increases significantly the risks of many complications of pregnancy and for the newborn. Studies suggest that even a modest loss of 5-10 % of body weight can restore ovulation. However, there are gaps in knowledge regarding the benefits and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported higher levels of Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with control subjects. Plasma ALT levels are considered a marker of hepatic lipotoxicity because of their significant associations with different hepatic metabolic dysfunctions, such as hepatic steatosis and(More)
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