Table 1

Patient characteristics of 50 infants with JIA
Cases tested for CF Cases not tested for CF
(n=18) (n=32)
Birth
Boys 9 (50%) 16 (50%)
Gestational age (weeks) 37 (34–40) 38 (35–39)
Birth weight (grams) 2518 (2180–3169) 3020 (2300–3470)
5 minutes Apgar score 10 (8–10) 10 (8–10)
Caesarean section 4 (22%) 7 (22%)
Bile stained amniotic fluid 6 (33%) 4 (13%)
Prenatal ultrasound 9 (50%) 11 (34%)
 -polyhydramnion 2 6
 -hyperechoic bowels 2 0
 -bowel dilation 6 9
After birth
Meconium after 24 hours 5 (28%) 8 (25%)
Defaecation problems later on 3 (17%) 8 (25%)
Use of enema 1 (6%) 4 (13%)
Sticky meconium 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
Abdominal distension 15 (83%) 21 (66%)
Feeding problems / vomiting 9 (50%) 19 (59%)
Vomiting or aspiration of bile-stained gastric contents (nasogastric tube) 13 (72%) 24 (75%)
Dilated bowels (X-ray) 16 (89%) 27 (84%)
Surgery
Locus of atresia
 -jejunal 11 (61%) 14 (44%)
 -ileal 7 (39%) 18 (56%)
Age first surgery (days) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–4)
Stomy 3 (17%) 4 (13%)
Postoperative phase
Aspiration of bile-stained gastric contents (nasogastric tube) 7 days or more after surgery 10 (56%) 8 (25%)*
Defaecation problems 5 (28%) 3 (9%)
Start enteral feeding after surgery (days) 6 (5–9) 4 (2–6)
Time between start and full enteral feeding (days) 11 (7–26) 8 (5–10)
Short bowel 2 (11%) 3 (9%)
Complications 14 (78%) 11 (34%)*
 -reoperation necessary 11 8
 -infection 10 8
 -central venous line infection 5 3
 -clinical sepsis 8 6
 -pneumonia 0 0
Ventilatory support after 7 days 2 (11%) 1 (3%)
Chronic Lung Disease 1 (6%) 1 (3%)
Survival 14 (78%) 31 (97%)

Values are presented in numbers (%) or medians (interquartile ranges).

* statistically significant difference between groups (p<0.05).

Siersma et al.

Siersma et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:677   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-677

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