Selected Abstracts

The following abstracts were selected for platform presentations at the PGPR Symposium “Global Perspectives on Birth Asphyxia”, following an international call. These abstracts are reproduced from with the kind permission of the Pediatric Academic Societies


Meiping Lu, Lizhong Du, Xiangxiang Chen, Weizhong Gu, Zhenzhu Yu:

Nitric Oxide Inhalation Inhibits Pulmonary Inducible NO Synthase but Not Nitrotyrosine Formation and Cell Apoptosis in Rat Lungs Following Meconium Aspiration

Abstract 2410

Joy E. Lawn, Kenji Shibuya. Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children, USA, Washington, DC; International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom; Cape Town, South Africa; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland:
No Cry at Birth: Global Estimates of Intrapartum Stillbirths and Intrapartum-Related Neonatal Deaths

Oswaldo Revelo-Castro, Carlos Ramos, Yanira Burgos, Claudia de Alas, Lorena Parada, Waldemar A. Carlo. Departamento Neonatologia, Hospital Nacional de Ninos, San Salvador, El Salvador; Gerencia del Nino, Ministerio de Salud Publica y Asistencia Social, San Salvador, El Salvador; Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.:

Impact of a Country-Wide Implementation of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Gary L. Darmstadt, Ananta Manandhar, Joy E. Lawn. Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children, USA, Washington, DC; Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom; Cape Town, South Africa:

Global Survey of Perceptions, Experience and Recommendations for Advancing Community-Based Interventions for Birth Asphyxia

Ayman A.E. El-Mohandes, Reginald Gipson, Lamiaa Mohsen, Esmat Mansour, Mohamed H. Hussein. Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University-School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC; John Snow Inc., Cairo, Egypt; Pediatric Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; Ministry of Health and Population, Cairo, Egypt; Public Health Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt:

Home Neonatal Care Practices During the First Week of Life in Selected Upper Egyptian Governorates

Erika Galvan-Bautista, Monica Villa-Guillen, Maria Teresa Murguia-de Sierra, Grupo Neosano. Neonatology, Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Neonatal Health Study Group, Mexico:

Apgar Score and Neonatal Mortality. the Collaborative Neonatal Health Study Group (Neosano)'s Experience in Mexico. Looking Through the Eyes of Virginia

Hidehiko Nakanishi, Hirokuni Negishi, Masanori Fujimura. Department of Pediatrics, OsakaCityUniversityGraduateSchoolof Medicine, Osaka, Japan; Neonatal Mutual Cooperative System Osaka, Osaka, Japan:

The Backgrounds and Outcomes of the Term Infants with Low 5-Minute Apgar Scores Admitting to NICU: The Neonatal Mutual Cooperative System Network in Osaka, Japan, 1980-2000

Abstract 2416

AdrianI.Toma. Neonatology, Panait Sarbu Obstetrics and GynecologyHospital, Bucharest, Romania:

Alterations in Cerebral Blood Flow Velocities in Newborns with Birth Asphyxia