Shuchita Gupta

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Serum retinol levels of low birth weight (LBW; birth weight < 2500 g) and normal birth weight (NBW; birth weight ≥ 2500 g) infants were evaluated at birth and 3 months using high performance liquid chromatography. At birth, levels were 13.3 ± 8.2 ug/dL in LBW (n=146) and 14.0 ± 6.2 ug/dL in NBW infants (n = 79; p = 0.51), with 41.1% of LBW and 24.1% of NBW(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate vitamin D status of preterm and term low birthweight (LBW) and term normal birth weight (NBW; weight ≥ 2500 g) infants at birth and in early infancy. METHODS We enrolled 220 LBW and 119 NBW infants along with their mothers. Blood samples of both infants and mothers were taken within 48 h of birth, and that of infants were repeated at(More)
BACKGROUND Low birth weight (LBW) infants are at high risk of zinc deficiency, but there is a paucity of data on their zinc status. OBJECTIVE To evaluate zinc status of LBW (BW <2,500 g) and normal birth weight (NBW; BW ≥ 2,500 g) infants at birth and in early infancy. METHODS A total of 339 infants (LBW, n = 220; NBW, n = 119) were enrolled, and venous(More)
Serum ferritin levels of low birth weight (LBW; BW < 2,500 g) and normal birth weight (NBW; BW ≥ 2,500 g) infants were evaluated at birth and at 3 mo using electrochemiluminescence immunoassay. At birth, levels were 318.6 (31.0-829.5) ng/mL in LBW (n = 217) and 366.2 (122.4-858.5) ng/mL in NBW infants (n = 116; p < 0.01), with 1.4 % of LBW and none of the(More)
Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a life threatening and potentially fatal complication of blood component transfusion, which largely remains under- diagnosed and under-reported, especially in neonates. The present case aims to emphasize that TRALI should be kept as a differential diagnosis in all groups of patients, including neonates, who(More)
The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has been a watershed in the history of India's health sector. As a previously unattempted investment, governance, and mobilization effort, the NRHM succeeded in injecting new energy into India's public health system. A huge expansion of infrastructure and human resources is the hallmark of the NRHM action.(More)
When crowdsourcing systems are used in combination with machine inference systems in the real world, they benefit the most when the machine system is deeply integrated with the crowd workers. However, if researchers wish to integrate the crowd with “off-the-shelf” machine classifiers, this deep integration is not always possible. This work explores two(More)
OBJECTIVES To report experience of implementing universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) in a tertiary care neonatal unit, identify risk factors associated with failed two-step automated acoustic brainstem response (AABR) screen and evaluate cost of AABR. METHODS This was a prospective study of UNHS outcomes of all live births with two step AABR using(More)
The present article systematically reviews the current status of neonatal research in India by examining the research articles published by Indian authors in the last 10 years. It also enlists the major challenges and proposes a few potential solutions to improve the status of neonatal research in the country. The systematic review of 574 eligible articles(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare body iron stores in late preterm and term small for gestational age (SGA) infants with gestation matched appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA) infants at birth and at 2 mo of age. METHODS In this prospective observational study, live births of 34-42 wk gestation and SGA (<10th centile for GA) were enrolled along with gestation matched(More)