Suzanne D Dixon

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Maternal and neonatal growth, behavior, and physiologic organization were evaluated in 104 mother-infant pairs with positive results of urine toxicology screens. ANOVA comparison of cocaine, methamphetamine, and cocaine plus methamphetamine groups revealed no significant differences in perinatal variables. The Finnegan withdrawal scoring scheme demonstrated(More)
Term neonates (n = 74) exposed antenatally to cocaine, methamphetamine, or cocaine and a narcotic but without any other known perinatal complications were prospectively examined with cranial ultrasonography to detect the presence of central nervous system injury. These studies were compared with those of a drug-free but clinically ill group of infants (n =(More)
Bone density analysis, dietary intake, and anthropometrics were compared in 20 subjects with Rett syndrome (RS), 25 normal control subjects, and 11 girls with cerebral palsy. Bone mineral density, bone mineral content, and spine (bone) mineral density were significantly reduced in the RS group. When weight and age were kept constant, the bone density was(More)
We describe the neonatal course of 30 antenatal narcotic-exposed newborns, half of whom were randomly assigned to nonoscillating waterbeds and half to conventional bassinets. The infants were comparable at birth regarding drug exposure, ethnicity, maternal medical factors, gestational age, growth, and severity of withdrawal at the time of onset. Evaluation(More)
Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) exams were performed on 24 Gusii (Kenya) newborns during their first 10 days of life. Their scores were compared to those of a low-risk white American sample. The Gusii showed unique motor tone requiring an expansion of the NBAS General Tone Scale. There were few significant differences between the Gusii(More)
Assessments were made of 20 severely malnourished children under three years of age in a relatively prosperous village in East Africa. These included medical, perinatal, social, economic and behavioural/developmental histories, as well as physical and developmental evaluations. The findings are presented in relation to data from a longitudinal study of(More)
This study considers the relative performance of six different models to predict soil respiration from upland peat. Predicting soil respiration is important for global carbon budgets and gap filling measured data from eddy covariance and closed chamber measurements. Further to models previously published new models are presented using two sub-soil zones and(More)
CASE Jimmy, a 2 1/2-year-old boy, was seen for the first time by a new pediatrician after a recent family move. His mother made the appointment for a health supervision visit although she had concerns about his language and social skills. She stated that he spoke primarily with unintelligible sounds and often communicated by pointing with his finger. He(More)