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BACKGROUND Few children born small for gestational age (SGA) with IGF1 mutations have been reported. One of these patients presented a mutation at 3' untranslated region (UTR) at exon 6, probably affecting the polyadenylation process. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to sequence the IGF1 gene of children born SGA. PATIENTS AND METHODS IGF1(More)
BACKGROUND Growth hormone (GH) is a therapeutic option for small for gestational age (SGA) children without spontaneous catch-up. There are few reports on preterm SGA children. Prematurity is an additional risk factor for adult short stature. AIM To describe GH efficacy in preterm SGA patients. METHODS Twenty-five preterm SGA patients, 2-4 years old,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of drugs to relieve procedural pain of newborn infants hospitalized in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) of university hospitals. METHODS A prospective cohort study of all newborn infants hospitalized in four NICU during October 2001. The following data were collected: demographic data of patients; clinical morbidity;(More)
We define the small for gestational age (SGA) infant as an infant born ≥ 35 weeks' gestation and <10th percentile on the Fenton Growth Chart. Policy statements from many organizations recommend mother's own milk for SGA infants because it meets most of their nutritional requirements and provides short- and long-term benefits. Several distinct patterns of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of (CA)n repeats in the insulin-like growth factor 1 gene and a variable number of tandem repeats of the insulin gene on birth size in children who are small or adequate-sized for gestational age and to correlate these polymorphisms with serum insulin-like growth factor 1 levels and insulin sensitivity in children who(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Studies have shown that therapeutic hypothermia decreases neurological sequelae and death. Our aim was therefore to report on a three-year experience of therapeutic hypothermia among asphyxiated newborns. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective study,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the use of analgesia versus neonatologists' perception regarding analgesic use in painful procedures in the years 2001, 2006, and 2011. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of all newborns admitted to four university neonatal intensive care units during one month in 2001, 2006, and 2011. The frequency of analgesic prescription(More)
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