Sopapan Ngerncham

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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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The accurate diagnosis of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is essential in the effective treatment of potentially serious bleeding in neonates. CASE REPORT Reported here is a case of a full-term female baby who was delivered by vacuum extraction from a gravida 1 para 1 healthy mother. She presented with generalized petechiae and bilateral(More)
BACKGROUND Umbilical cord blood gas values are better indicators of perinatal asphyxia than Apgar scores. Many studies have reported normal ranges of umbilical cord blood gases, which vary greatly due to many factors. This study aimed to establish the reference values of umbilical cord blood gases of normal cesarean newborns in a university hospital(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)
Neonatal infection due to Cryptococcus neoformans is extremely rare. We report a case of a 21-day-old neonate diagnosed with cryptococcal septicemia who was successfully treated with amphotericin B. He was born to a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seronegative mother. This report alerts general pediatricians and neonatologists to consider Cryptococcus(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 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)