Neonatal Hematology and Immunology III: Proceedings of the Third Neonatal Hematology and Immunology Symposium, Held in Washington, D. C., U. S. A. on 29 September - 1 October 1996

Neonatal Hematology and Immunology III: Proceedings of the Third Neonatal Hematology and Immunology Symposium, Held in Washington, D. C., U. S. A. on 29 September - 1 October 1996

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ISBN-13: 9780444825735
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Series: International Congress Series , #1131
Pages: 262

Table of Contents

Immunology. The Microbial Host-Cell Interaction Microbial host-cell interaction: adherence, invasiveness and cytotoxicity (J.A. Bellanti et al.). Role of inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis of group B streptococcal septic shock and pneumonia (H.R. Hill). Host defense against candida in the human neonate: hyporesponsiveness of neonatal macrophages to activation by interferon-&ggr;. (L. Maródi, R. Káposzta, R.B. Johnston Jr).Neonatal Bacterial Infection: New Methods of Diagnosis and Immunologic Enhancement of the Neonate The role of antibody in neonatal immunity to bacterial pathogens (G.W. Fischer). Clinical and experimental aspects on the use of G-CSF in the neonate (G. Chirico et al.). Effects of rhG-CSF on Neutrophil FC&ggr; and complement receptors in ventilated very low birth weight human neonates (P. Kocherlakota et al.). The role of cytokines in the prevention and treatment of neonatal sepsis (T. Seth, M.S. Cairo). Does intravenous immunoglobulin therapy have a role in the treatment of neonatal sepsis? (K.N. Hauqe).Neonatal Viral Infections: Pathogenesis and Treatment Antiviral defenses of the human neonate (E.R. Stiehm). Immunopathology of mucosal viral infection in early childhood (R. Garofalo, A. Casola, P.L. Ogra). The role of animal models in the development of RespiGamTM as a preventive for respiratory syncytial virus disease in infants (L. Byrd, G.A. Prince). Use of RSV antibody in the prevention of bronchiolitis in infancy (V. Hemming). Prophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus infection with immune globulin (K.N. Siva Subramanian). Common Mucosal Immune System: Effects ofNutrition and Its Role in Health and Disease and Food AllergyInteractions between the nervous and immune systems (J. Bienenstock). Protective function of human milk (M. Hamosh, P. Hamosh). The development of the mucosal immune system in the sick neonate (M.D. Srivastava, W.A. Walker). Breast milk cells and their interaction with intestinal mucosa (C. Siafakas et al.). Intestinal faecal microflora during early infancy. Influence of genetical and environmental factors (R. Zetterström, R. Bennet, K.-E. Nord). Role of dietary nucleotides in the modulation of immune response (A. Gil, O. Martínez-Augustin, J. Navarro). Food Allergy: New Concepts as a Basis for Treatment and Prevention A reciprocal relationship between the early postnatal production of interleukin-10 by human blood mononuclear leukocytes and interleukin-10 in human milk (A.S. Goldman, S. Chheda, R. Garofalo). Food allergy and oral tolerance (L.Å. Hanson et al.). The role of probiotics and prebiotics in infants (R.N. Hamburger, R.A. Clemens, C. Brown).Hematology. Review of Studies with EPO The experiences with recombinant human erythropoietin to premature infants with birth weight less than or equal to 1000 g (S. Halvorsen, A.G. Bechensteen, P. Hågå). Prevention of anemias in very low-birth weight infants (R.F. Maier, M. Obladen). Immunologically-Mediated Cytopenias and Anemia Antibody-mediated perinatal cytopenias (E. Carapella de Luca et al.). Prevention and Treatment of Anemia in the Neonate Hereditary spherocytosis in newborns (A. Iolascon et al.). Oxidative hemolysis in the newborn: a new approach to an old problem (G. Buonocore). Hematological abnormalities related to free radical release in newborns with asphyxia (R. Bracci). Coagulation Aortic thrombosis in catheterized neonates documented by ultrasonography: correlation with haemostasis activation (S. Aronis et al.). Thrombophilia in the newborn (R.P.A. Rivers). Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function Studies in Normal Development and in Reconstitution The microenvironment of the pre-implantation embryo (G. Prindull). Lymphocyte ontogeny and development in the fetus and the neonate (A.G. Ugazio et al.). Phenotypic characteristics of hemopoietic precursors derived from fetal and adult bone marrow (M. Michejda). Index of authors

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