Shakuntala Nanjundaswamy

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between gestational age, placental pathology and outcome among preterm births. METHODS Medical records and placental pathology results of 165 preterm infants (gestational age pound 34 weeks) were used to analyze the development of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), retinopathy of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the thrombocytopenia and platelet transfusion related outcome in very preterm infants. METHODS Cases (n=94) with at least one episode of thrombocytopenia (platelet counts < 150 x 10(9)/L) and controls (n=70) were identified from a database of 1054 neonates with gestational age < or = 32 weeks admitted to a level III NICU.(More)
The accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) measurements obtained with a Bilicheck device in 70 preterm neonates before phototherapy and during phototherapy from the exposed and unexposed skin of the forehead (under the eye patch) was evaluated by comparing the TcB with the total serum bilirubin (TSB) that was performed within +/- 30 minutes of the TcB(More)
A prospective observational study was conducted on 212 neonates born between 24 and 42 weeks of gestation who required blood sampling to determine total serum bilirubin (TSB) in the first week of life, prior to phototherapy. The transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) measurements were performed on the infant's forehead using BiliCheck within +/-30 min of a blood(More)
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