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BACKGROUND Breastfeeding has abundant biological and psychological benefits. Effective breastfeeding requires good latching on, which is possible when the infant is able to cup around the maternal areola with his tongue. One of the most common conditions resulting in poor latching on is tongue-tie. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of tongue-tie with(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate validity of two point of care glucometers for the diagnosis of neonatal hypoglycemia and to determine the glucometers cut off values for which standard laboratory confirmatory test are no longer needed. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTINGS A tertiary care, university hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. PARTICIPANTS The study included(More)
The high prevalence of smoking in Southeast Asia (SEA) means pregnant women face exposure to tobacco smoke that may affect the health of their fetus. This study determined fetal exposure to tobacco smoke by meconium analysis for cotinine in 3 locations in SEA: Bulacan Province, Philippines (N=316), Bangkok, Thailand (N=106) and Singapore City (N=61).(More)
The use of supplemental oxygen in uncomplicated cesarean deliveries under spinal anesthesia has been thoroughly investigated during recent decades. The aim of this study was to determine the benefits for both mother and infant of administering supplemental, low-dose oxygen via a nasal cannula versus having no supplement (i.e., room air only). Healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumothorax is one of the air leak syndrome and is more common in the newborn period than in any other childhood periods. It can be divided into spontaneous pneumothorax and secondary pneumothorax from underlying lung pathology or assisted ventilation. Pneumothorax results in longer hospital stays and even deaths in some cases. To date, there(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and significant risk factors for pathologic hearing screening test results in high-risk neonates and the feasibility of implementing hearing screening program using automated otoacoustic emission (OAE)/ auditory brain stem response (ABR) device performed by trained nursing staffs. STUDY DESIGN Single-center(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as an adjunct to ultrasonography, has become a promising tool in prenatal diagnosis and therapy. In this report, the authors described a case of giant solid mass arising in the fetal neck region diagnosed by prenatal sonographic examination at the gestational age of 33 weeks'. MRI was used to confirm the diagnosis, and to(More)
The study was performed to evaluate the accuracy of the StatStrip (SS) and SureStep Flexx (SF) glucose meters compared to plasma glucose in infants at risk for neonatal hypoglycemia and to determine the effect of bilirubin and hematocrit on the results. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on 172 venous blood glucose samples from infants who(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is very common. Phototherapy has been used for decades to prevent severe hyperbilirubinemia, which can cause kernicterus. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of two phototherapy devices in reducing plasma bilirubin and duration of phototherapy in non-severe hyperbilirubinemia. MATERIAL AND METHOD This was an(More)