Shahnaz Pourarian

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OBJECTIVE Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a serious complication in preterm infants. To avoid this complication the risk factors leading to the disabling disease should be evaluated and prevented. METHODS This is a descriptive study. All preterm infants with birth weight under 1500 g and preterm infants with birth weight between 1500-2000 g who had(More)
INTRODUCTION Hearing is essential for humans to communicate with one another. Early diagnosis of hearing loss and intervention in neonates and infants can reduce developmental problems. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of hearing impairment in newborns admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and analyze the associated risk(More)
BACKGROUND Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is an important risk for heart failure due to left to right shunt in term neonates. OBJECTIVES In this study, we evaluated the effect of high dose ibuprofen in closure of PDA in term neonates. PATIENTS AND METHODS We used double dose ibuprofen (20 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg, and 10 mg/kg) for 3 - 30 day old term neonates(More)
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