vernix caseosa

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a white cheeselike protective material that covers the skin of a fetus


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Half of these neonates (14/27, 52%) also had a finding of vernix caseosa in their ears at the initial screen.
Other transient skin conditions seen are milia (5), vernix caseosa (5), acrocyanosis (3), neonatal acne (3), erythema toixcum neonatorum (1) and neonatal alopecia (1).
Thus, several factors that occur during the test, such as environmental noise, inefficient sealing when inserting the probe into the canal, noisy breathing, cough, swallowing, snoring and the presence of vernix caseosa would hinder a satisfactory result in the frequency of 1.500 Hz (17,18).
Ceramide is also a component of vernix caseosa, the waxy cheese-like white substance found coating the skin of newborn human infants.
2004 Host defense proteins in vernix caseosa and amniotic fluid.
Vernix caseosa is a white, waxy, cheesy substance, produced by the baby's sebaceous glands while in utero, that begins to form and cover the skin of the fetus around the last trimester of a pregnancy.
Hence, the fECG signals contained in abdominal signals (ADSs) provide an amplitude of about 10 [micro]V 24] which becomes still smaller around 28th until 32nd weeks of gestational age due to the appearance of the insulating layer called vernix caseosa.
Vigorous removal of vernix caseosa after birth was practiced by 29% of dais.
The spectrum of bioanalytic matrices and methods to monitor in utero drug exposures also includes vernix caseosa (thick lipid and cellular fetal covering), oral fluid, amniotic fluid, urine, sweat, blood, hair, nails, and cord tissue (57).
Results: It was found that many harmful neonatal practices were prevalent in the study population most common being the powder sprinkling on the baby (94%), removal of vernix caseosa (81%), pre-lacteal feeding (79%), unhygienic cord practices (74%), and application of contaminated Surma (73%).