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)
AIMS To evaluate the prevalence of symptomatic and non-symptomatic ductus arteriosus (PDA) and accuracy of physical signs in diagnosing PDA in preterm infants using blinded comparison of clinical and echocardiographic findings during the first week of life. METHODS AND MATERIAL This prospective observational cross-sectional study enrolled 200 preterm(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy and possible adverse effects of the oral high-dose ibuprofen regimen to that of standard regimen in closing patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). STUDY DESIGN This clinical trial study was performed from April 2012 to May 2013 on preterm infants with gestational age<37 weeks and postnatal age 3 to 7(More)
BACKGROUND Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common problem in the preterm infants. The frequency of PDA varies with the time of study, and the characteristics of the population included in the trial. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and prenatal risk factor associated with PDA. METHODS AND MATERIAL This prospective cross-sectional(More)
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