Nuris E. Portuondo

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On the basis of 333 documented cases of permanent perinatal neurological damage, associated with arrest of the shoulders at birth, the authors conducted a retrospective study in order to evaluate the predisposing role, if any, of the utilization of extraction instruments. The investigation revealed that 35% of all injuries occurred in neonates delivered by(More)
Based on the epidemiological evidence for a relationship between consumption of certain foods and decreased cancer incidence in humans, an assay was developed to screen and fractionate plant extracts for chemopreventive potential. This assay measures effects on the metabolism of [3H]benzo(a)pyrene [B(a)P] in hamster embryo cell cultures. Screening of(More)
The authors describe two incidents where a mother postpartum and a neonate in the nursery were grossly overhydrated in tertiary care medical centers. In the first case, while receiving intensive care for HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets) syndrome, involving the participation of eight specialists and subspecialists, the weight of(More)
Based on the epidemiolÃ3gica! evidence for a relationship between consumption of certain foods and decreased cancer incidence in humans, an assay was developed to screen and fractionate plant extracts for chemopreventive potential. This assay measures effects on the metabo lism of |3H)benzo(a)pyrene [B(a)P] in hamster embryo cell cultures. Screening of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine birth weight related risks of fetal injury in connection with shoulder dystocia. STUDY DESIGN The investigation was based on a retrospective analysis of 316 fetal neurological injuries associated with deliveries complicated by arrest of the shoulders that occurred across the United States. RESULTS The study revealed that the(More)
Stem cell research has generated novel therapeutic opportunities at the expense of new ethical and legal problems. Its promoters recommended early clamping of the umbilical cord to maximize the amount of acquired fetal blood. Fear has been expressed, therefore, that the donor could be compromised by this approach. Actually, the problem is more complex than(More)
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