All publications of “Maria dos Anjos Mesquita”

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Frequency and risk factors for the birth of small-for-gestational-age newborns in a public maternity hospital

Marina Parca Cavelagna Teixeira, Tatiana Peloso Reis Queiroga, Maria dos Anjos Mesquita

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3684

ABSTRACTObjective:To determine the frequency and risk factors of small-for-gestational-age newborns in a high-risk maternity.Methods:This is an observational, cross-sectional, and case-control study, conducted in a public tertiary care maternity hospital. Data from 998 newborns and their mothers were collected through interviews and review of medical records and prenatal care cards. Some placentas underwent histopathological analysis. The variables of small-for-gestational-age and non-small-for-gestational-age newborns and of their mothers were statistically compared by means of Student’s t test, Fisher’s exact test, and odds ratio. […]

Measurement of the palpebral fissure and the vermilion border of the upper lip in newborns with gestational ages of 25 to 43 weeks

Maria dos Anjos Mesquita, Conceição Aparecida de Mattos Segre

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2097

ABSTRACTObjective:To prepare percentile curves for measurements of palpebral fissure and the greatest width of the vermilion border of the upper lip in newborns at a public maternity ward in the City of São Paulo.Methods:A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out from August 2006 to January 2008. In the first 24 to 72 hours of life, the palpebral fissure and the greatest width of the vermilion border of the upper lip were measured in 1,964 newborns with gestational ages from 25 […]

Congenital malformations in newborns of alcoholic mothers

Maria dos Anjos Mesquita, Conceição Aparecida de Mattos Segre

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010AO1880

ABSTRACT Objective: To identify the presence of fetal alcohol syndrome, other alcohol-related congenital defects, and/or neurodevelopment disorders in newborns of mothers who consumed alcohol during gestation. Methods: In a public maternity in the city of São Paulo, 1,964 puerperal women were interviewed and 654 had consumed alcohol at some point during gestation. The newborns were clinically and laboratorially examined in order to identify the occurrence of fetal alcohol syndrome, congenital defects or neurodevelopment disorders related to alcohol. Results: Three children […]

The effects of alcohol in newborns

Maria dos Anjos Mesquita

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rw1624

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this article was to present a review of the effects of alcohol consumption by pregnant mothers on their newborn. Definitions, prevalence, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnostic criteria, follow-up, treatment and prevention were discussed. A search was performed in Medline, LILACS, and SciELO databases using the following terms: “fetus”, “newborn”, “pregnant woman”, “alcohol”, “alcoholism”, “fetal alcohol syndrome”, and “alcohol-related disorders”. Portuguese and English articles published from 2000 to 2009 were reviewed. The effects of alcohol consumed by pregnant women […]