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Massage Accelerates Brain Development and the Maturation of Visual Function
Environmental enrichment (EE) was shown recently to accelerate brain development in rodents. Increased levels of maternal care, and particularly tactile stimulation through licking and grooming, mayExpand
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Incidence at birth and natural history of cryptorchidism: A study of 10,730 consecutive male infants
Of the 10,730 neonates born in the period 1978–1997 and examined for cryptorchidism (C) at birth, 1387 were pre-term (gestational age <37 wk), and 9343 were full-term. At birth, a total of 737Expand
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Seven mutations in the human insulin gene linked to permanent neonatal/infancy-onset diabetes mellitus.
Permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM) is a rare disorder usually presenting within 6 months of birth. Although several genes have been linked to this disorder, in almost half the casesExpand
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Prevalence of hypospadias in Italy according to severity, gestational age and birthweight: an epidemiological study
BackgroundHypospadias is a congenital displacement of the urethral meatus in male newborns, being either an isolated defect at birth or a sign of sexual development disorders. The aim of this studyExpand
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Somatic mutations and progressive monosomy modify SAMD9-related phenotypes in humans
It is well established that somatic genomic changes can influence phenotypes in cancer, but the role of adaptive changes in developmental disorders is less well understood. Here we have usedExpand
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Correlation between placental histopathology and fetal/neonatal outcome: chorioamnionitis and funisitis are associated to intraventricular haemorrage and retinopathy of prematurity in preterm newborns
Introduction. Placental anatomopathologic lesions are usually associated with pregnancy complications and neonatal impaired outcome. Patients and methods. We included in our study 122 patients withExpand
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Universal neonatal audiological screening: experience of the University Hospital of Pisa
The early identification of pre-lingual deafness is necessary to minimize the consequences of hearing impairment on the future communication skills of a baby. According to the most recentExpand
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Adrenarche, pubertal development, age at menarche and final height of full-term, born small for gestational age (SGA) girls.
Children born small for gestational age (SGA) may present advanced bone maturation in childhood and reduced final height. The objectives of the study were to evaluate adrenarche, pubertalExpand
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Early Diagnosis of 5α-Reductase Deficiency in Newborns
5α-reductase-2 deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive form of 46,XY disorders of sex differentiation (DSD), caused by mutations in the steroid 5α-reductase type 2 gene (SRD5A2), presenting at birthExpand
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Serum iodothyronines in the human fetus and the newborn: evidence for an important role of placenta in fetal thyroid hormone homeostasis.
UNLABELLED The pattern of circulating iodothyronines in the fetus differs from that in the adult, being characterized by low levels of serum T3. In this study, concentrations of variousExpand
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