American Journal of Pediatrics

Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024

  • Research Article

    Mode of Delivery: Effect on Blood Glucose Levels and Age at Initiation of Breastfeeding Among Healthy Newborns in Obio Cottage Hospital, Rivers State, Nigeria

    Chukwuma Chidiebere Adaku*, Petronilla Tabansi, Peace Opara

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Dec. 05, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 21, 2023
    Published: Jan. 11, 2024
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    Abstract: Early initiation of breastfeeding is giving newborns breastmilk within the first hour of life. This ensures that the newborn receives colostrum. Colostrum is rich in calorie, immunoglobulins, antimicrobials and growth factors, which are essential for nutrition, growth and development. Despite this knowledge, the proportion of mothers who initiate b... Show More
  • Report

    Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus: Fifteen Cases Report and Review of Literature

    Mouna Lehlimi, Imane Ain El Hayat*, Lamyae Derrak, Amal Badre, Mounir Chemsi, Abdelhak Habzi, Said Benomar

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 8-12
    Received: Dec. 03, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 15, 2024
    Published: Feb. 01, 2024
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    Abstract: Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is a rare autoimmune disease caused by the transplacental transfer of maternal autoantibodies, especially anti-Ro/SSA, anti-La/SSB, and anti-U1RNP. The objective of this study was to review the clinical, paraclinical, and therapeutic management of fifteen newborns admitted to a neonatal reanimation center at Child... Show More
  • Research Article

    Cantrell Syndrome – A Rare Complex Congenital Anomaly: A Case Report and Literature Review

    B. Ennadif*, N. Marzouki, F. Alaoui Inboui, S. Salimi, B. Slaoui, Elkorchi, K. Chbani

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 13-17
    Received: Jan. 10, 2024
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2024
    Published: Feb. 05, 2024
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    Abstract: Cantrell’s pentalogy is a rare and complex white line congenital anomaly, it is first described by Cantrell et al. in 1958. It affects 5.5 children per 1,000,000 live births worldwide. The full spectrum of this syndrome includes five anomalies: an anterior diaphragm defect, a medial supraumbilical abdominal wall defect, a diaphragmatic pericardium ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Treatment of Mixed Chimerism After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients with Thalassemia Major

    Jianyun Liao*, Shimin Liang, Jingtao Chen, Xiaoting Liu, Yuqian Xia, Jujian He, Weiwei Zhang, Chaoke Pu, Lan He, Yuelin He, Xiaoqin Feng, Xuedong Wu, Chunfu Li

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024
    Pages: 18-25
    Received: Jan. 04, 2024
    Accepted: Feb. 01, 2024
    Published: Feb. 20, 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajp.20241001.14
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    Abstract: Background: Incomplete donor cell chimerism often occurs in thalassemia transplant due to host cells remain or reappear overtime, which is termed as mixed chimerism (MC). Objective: To compare the immunosuppression withdrawal (ISW) and donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) in the correction of mixed chimerism (MC) after thalassemia transplantation. Metho... Show More