Protein contained in many secretions such as saliva, tears, milk and colostrum and plays a key role in the fixation and transport of iron, a process necessary for the growth and development of pathogens. It has antimicrobial activity both bactericidal and fungicidal. In association with lactic ferments it hinders the growth of pathogenic bacteria without altering the growth of normal intestinal bacterial flora.

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  • Information for Readers August 1, 2024
  • Table of Contents August 1, 2024
  • Masthead August 1, 2024
  • Children are not Small Adults August 1, 2024
    Most readers of The Journal are likely sick of this admonition, which seems to be a favorite among pediatrics marketing professionals. Yet, it is true. One particularly telling example is featured in the current volume.
    Thomas R. Welch
  • Recommitting to Rules of Evidence and Laws of Inference July 18, 2024
    A recent Commentary in The Journal presents a plea for application of circulatory and respiratory physiology at the bedside and in research in our neonatal intensive care units.1 We share the impression that physiologic principles are not utilized to full advantage in care of newborn infants, design of clinical research, and curricula for neonatologists in […]
    William E. Benitz, Richard A. Polin
  • Growth and Cognitive Development in Tanzanian Children are Associated with Timing of Birth in Relation to Seasonal Malnutrition July 18, 2024
    To evaluate in a rural Tanzanian birth cohort the association between birth timing in relation to the pre-harvest lean season and early-life growth and cognitive development
    Tarina Parpia, Sarah Elwood, Elizabeth T. Rogawski McQuade, Erling Svensen, Anne Wanjuhi, Samwel Jatosh, Eliwaza Bayo, Emanuel Hhando, Eric R. Houpt, Estomih Mduma, Mark D. DeBoer, Rebecca J. Scharf, James A. Platts-Mills
  • Greater Neighborhood Disadvantage Is Associated with Alterations in Fetal Functional Brain Network Structure July 18, 2024
    To determine the association between neighborhood disadvantage and functional brain development of in utero fetuses.
    Kevin Michael Cook, Josepheen De Asis-Cruz, Chloe Sitrin, Scott D. Barnett, Dhineshvikram Krishnamurthy, Catherine Limperopoulos
  • Integrated Lung Ultrasound and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography Evaluation in Infants Born Preterm July 17, 2024
    The use of lung ultrasound (LU) and targeted neonatal echocardiography (TNE), performed by trained neonatologists as part of routine clinical care, has become a standard in some neonatal intensive care units (NICU) over the past decade although their use synergistically is rare.1,2 Cardiopulmonary monitoring is an integral component of neonatal intensive care; however, dynamic heart-lung […]
    Marilena Savoia, Eva Busolini, Daniel Ibarra Rios, Brady Thomas, J. Lauren Ruoss, Patrick J. McNamara
  • Giant Umbilical Cord due to Excessive Wharton’s Jelly July 15, 2024
    A female newborn of 37 weeks’ gestation delivered vaginally and weighing 1.98 kg presented with a giant umbilical cord. The translucent swelling of the cord was 7 cm in diameter and 45 cm in length. The swelling spared 3 cm of cord proximal to the abdominal insertion. (Figure 1) The girl had no other dysmorphic […]
    Pachaiappan Sundar Pavithira, Venkatachalam Raveenthiran
  • Role of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors on Vascular and Myocardial Structure and Function in Type 1 Diabetes July 15, 2024
    To estimate associations between physical activity and sedentary behaviors and early markers of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in adolescents with and without type 1 diabetes.
    Soren Harnois-Leblanc, Vanessa McNealis, Matthias G. Friedrich, Jean-Luc Bigras, Andraea Van Hulst, Anne Monique Nuyt, Tracie A. Barnett, Andrea Benedetti, Marie-Eve Mathieu, Vicky Drapeau, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Mélanie Henderson