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OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of nasal trauma associated with the use of prong or mask during nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) support in very low birthweight (<1501 g) infants. DESIGN Randomised controlled clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary care university hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. METHODS All(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors associated with umbilical vascular catheter-associated thrombosis. METHODS All consecutive inborn infants with umbilical arterial (UAC) and/or umbilical venous catheters (UVC) inserted for more than 6 h duration were included in the study. Each infant was screened for thrombosis in the abdominal aorta and inferior(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aims to determine the prevalence of hearing loss among newborns delivered at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and to evaluate the usefulness of our hearing screening protocol. METHODS All infants born in the hospital over a nine-month period, between April to December 2003, were screened for hearing loss with a portable(More)
To determine the risk factors for rectal colonization by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) Klebsiella sp. in 368 newborns admitted consecutively to a neonatal intensive care unit over six months, rectal swabs were cultured on admission and weekly until discharge. Eighty infants (21.7%) had ESBL Klebsiella sp. cultured from their rectal swabs. Eighty(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the sensitivity and specificity of different levels of bilirubin measured by the transcutaneous bilirubinometer Bilicheck on forehead and sternum for predicting severe hyperbilirubinaemia of total serum bilirubin (TSB)>or=300 micromol/L in Malay, Chinese and Indian infants. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING A(More)
The UGT1A1 Taqman MGB probe single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping assay was developed to detect nucleotide 211 of the UDP-glucoronocyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) gene. Defects in this enzyme interfere with process of conjugation of bilirubin and cause unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia. Variation at nucleotide 211 in the coding region of the UGT1A1 gene(More)
In a case-control study carried out in the Kuala Lumpur Maternity Hospital between 1st July 1995 and 31st January 1996 the objectives were (1) to determine the rate of breastfeeding in surviving very low birthweight (VLBW, < or = 1500 g) Malaysian infants following the introduction of the Baby Friendly Hospital Concept, and (2) to identify significant(More)
  • N Y Boo
  • 2009
INTRODUCTION The neonatal resuscitation programme (NRP) published by the American Academy of Paediatrics and American Heart Association was launched in Malaysia in 1996. This study aimed to review the outcome of NRP in Malaysia during the first eight years. METHODS Information on basic demographical data and training activities of NRP providers were(More)
This study aimed to identify the risk factors which were significantly associated with low birth weight (LBW, <2500 g) infants among the Malaysian population. This was a case-control study carried out at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, Seremban, Malaysia over a five-month period. Cases were all infants born with birth weight less than 2500 g. Control infant(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize parent perceptions and satisfaction with physician counseling and delivery-room resuscitation of very low birth weight infants in countries with neonatal intensive care capacity. STUDY DESIGN Convenience sample of 327 parents of 379 inborn very low birth weight infants (<1501 g) who had received resuscitation and neonatal(More)