Virgínia S Quintal

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OBJECTIVES To longitudinally assess bone mineral content (BMC), bone mineral density (BMD), and whole-body lean mass obtained through bone densitometry by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in preterm newborns (PTNs) and compare them with full-term newborns (FTNs) from birth to 6 months of corrected postnatal age. METHODS A total of 28 adequate for(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the presence of anti-rotavirus serotype G9P[5] SIgA and the virus neutralization capacity of milk samples from Brazilian women. METHODS SIgA antibody levels reactive to rotavirus G9 were determined in 30 maternal milk samples by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using purified virus suspensions. The samples' capacity to(More)
BACKGROUND Rotavirus is an important aetiological agent for severe diarrhoea in infants and young children worldwide. Anti-rotavirus antibodies in human colostrum and milk may interfere with rotavirus vaccination seroconversion. AIMS To verify the presence of anti-rotavirus secretory IgA antibodies (SIgA) and the neutralizing capacity of 30 colostrum and(More)
Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) is a reliable test for neonatal auditory and neurological dysfunction and it permits early diagnosis and rehabilitation. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate latencies of BAER in normal term neonates in order to obtain reference values in a university hospital. BAER was performed in the second day of life in(More)
Red cell enzyme activities and 2,3-diphosphoglycerate and adenosine-triphosphate levels in cord blood of three groups of newborn infants were studied. The groups were classified according to birthweight in relation to intrauterine growth and gestational age. Only phosphofructokinase, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and enolase activity values(More)
Duration of breast-feeding was studied by the authors among a representative sample of families with children under one year of age that resided in the area of coverage of the Health Center-School Samuel B. Pessoa in the borough of Butantã, São Paulo. The data was obtained by means of home interviews in which respondents were questioned about what type of(More)
The authors made a retrospective analysis of 136 cases of premature rupture of membranes (RPM) to check for the presence of neonatal infection, anoxia, and prematurity according to the latency period between rupture of membranes and parturition. Neonatal infection due to RPM has been the cause of 8.8% of clinically and laboratorily confirmed cases; in 6.6%(More)
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