hrp0095p2-135 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism | ESPE2022

Incidence of neonatal hypoglycemia in Qatar: A 3-year study

Soliman Ashraf , Ali Hamdy

Neonatal hypoglycemia is the most common endocrine abnormality in children, which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The burden and risk factors of neonatal hypoglycemia in Qatar are suggested to be high because of the high prevalence of gestational diabetes.Objective: To determine the incidence of neonatal hypoglycemia in Qatar in relation to the etiology (infants of diabetic mothers (IDM) vs infants of nondiabetic mo...

hrp0095p2-134 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism | ESPE2022

Neonatal hypoglycemia in infants of diabetic mothers vs infants of non-diabetic mothers in relation to birth weight

Soliman Ashraf , Ali Hamdy , Mahmoud Nazla

Timely recognition and treatment of neonatal hypoglycemia are important because of the potential for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. One of the major problems in infants born following a pregnancy complicated by diabetes is hypoglycemia. In addition, hypoglycemia occurs in infants of non-diabetic mothers. We conducted a retrospective cohort study including all infants who had hypoglycemia during the first day of life, between 1-9-2017 and 31-8-2020. We studied the relatio...

hrp0095p1-323 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

Assessment of linear growth and weight gain after early infantile surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

Soliman Ashraf , Ali Hamdy , Yassen Haytham , Mahmoud Nazla , Itani Maya

The benefits of surgical repair on long term growth in children with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) have been variable. Surgery undertaken beyond infancy has often been associated with a residual degree of growth impairment. Primary repair of during early infancy was adopted in many centres, if clinically indicated. We examined the effects of full early surgical correction of TOF on linear growth for 2 years postoperatively. Anthropometric data of infants with TOF before and after ...

hrp0095p1-518 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

Variable post-operative growth pattern in infants with transposition of great arteries (TGA) after neonatal arterial switch operation

Soliman Ashraf , Ali Hamdy , Mahmoud Nazla , Itani Maya , Yassen Haytham

The arterial switch operation (ASO) represents a remarkable success in the treatment of cyanotic congenital heart disease, with survival rates approaching 100%. The effect of infantile deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and hypoxia on post-operative linear growth is not studied. Growth data were recorded and analyzed in 12 infants with d-TGA who underwent switch operation (anatomical correction) in the early neonatal period for 18 months.Results...

hrp0089p2-p275 | Growth & Syndromes P2 | ESPE2018

Growth of Infants Born by Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Technique

Eldakrouri Ahmed Farouk , Ali Hamdy Alsayed , Alrifai Hilal , Soliman Ashraf

Due to recent scientific progress in assisted reproductive techniques (ART), infertile couples can now become fertile. Thus, a number of infants in our country are the results of these costly interventions. This study has been undertaken to evaluate the physical growth of ART infants using standard growth charts from birth until 18 months of age.Methods: We measured the anthropometric data of 100 infants newborns conceived through ART intracytoplasmic sp...

hrp0095p1-320 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

International vs Qatar national growth data for identifying small and large-for-gestational-age newborns: A population-based study in Qatar

Alyafei Fawzia , Soliman Ashraf , Alqubasi Mai , Ali Hamdy , Alturk Mohamed , Alaaraj Nada , Hamed Noor , Ahmed Shayma

Background: To update the ongoing debate about the use of universal strict vs (local) national intrauterine growth charts, we compared the prevalence of small and large-for-gestational-age (SGA/LGA) infants according to international charts and national growth data.Methods: We classified singleton births from 33 to 42 weeks of gestation in 2016 and 2019 from Qatar (n = 92431), SGA (birthweight <10th percentil...

hrp0095p1-331 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

Prevalence of Obesity from birth to 3 years of age in infants born large for date (LGA): Infants with weight for age (WAZ) catch down vs those without catch down during the first year of life

Fawzia Alyafei , Ashraf Soliman , Saleha Abbsi , Fatima Alkhori , Nada Alaaraj , Shayma Ahmed , Noor Hamed , Hamdy Ali

Introduction: Infants whose weight is > the 90th percentile for gestational age are classified as large for gestational age (LGA). Catch-up and catch-down growth can be defined as an increase or decrease in WAZ by > 0.67 SD respectively during the infantile period. It was suggested that in LGA rapid catch-up and/or no catch-down during infancy may be associated with the development of overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) during childhood.<p class="abstex...

hrp0095p1-531 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

Two years of Postnatal linear and head growth of term Infants Born Large for Date (LGA): Those who had infantile Length Z score (LAZ) and/or head circumference Z score (HCZ) catch down vs those without catch down.

Alyafei Fawzia , Soliman Ashraf , Abbsi Saleha , Alkhori Fatima , Ali Hamdy , Alaaraj Nada , Hamed Noor , Ahmed Shayma

Introduction: Large for date (LGA) infants may have a higher tendency to become obese and tall. Catch-up and/or catch-down in linear growth, defined as an increase or decrease in length for age Z score (LAZ) by > 0.67 SD during the infantile period, may affect this tendency. Additionally, head circumference is well correlated with brain growth.Aim: We evaluated the prevalence of tall stature (LAZ > 1 and> 2) and...

hrp0095p2-166 | Growth and Syndromes | ESPE2022

Postnatal growth in Preterm infants as a function of their head size (head circumference Z score (HCZ) at birth: Comparison between those who were with a large head (HCZ <-2) to those with normal Head size for gestational age (HCZ > -2)

Alyafei Fawzia , Soliman Ashraf , AlYousef Doaa , Shaat Mona , Itani Maya , Hamed Noor , Ahmed Shayma , Ali Hamdy

Suboptimal head growth in utero and in early neonatal life may affect linear growth and weight gain during infancy. We studied linear growth and weight gain of 56 preterms (GA = 33.5 +/- 2.2 weeks) with birth weight >1.5 < 2.5 kg) for two years. They were classified at birth into two groups (group 1 with HCZ <-1) (relatively small head for GA) (35 +/- 2 weeks) and group 2 with HCZ > -1 (GA = 33 +/- 1.7 weeks)Results: Preterm ...

hrp0094p2-241 | Fetal, neonatal endocrinology and metabolism (to include hypoglycaemia) | ESPE2021

Incidence of early neonatal hypoglycemia and some related risk factors in Qatar. A cohort study over two years (2018 and 2019)

Soliman Ashraf , Ali Hamdy , Alaaraj Nada , Alyafei Fawzia , Hamed Noor , Ahmed Shaymaa ,

Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence of early neonatal hypoglycemia and to confirm potential risk factors.Study design: The study was conducted at a tertiary Medical Center in Qatar. between January 2018 and December 2019. First blood glucose concentrations of all infants admitted to the nursery were measured using a "point of care" analyzer (Accu-Chek). We recorded risk factors for hypoglycemia su...