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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646600/intranasal-ketamine-proved-feasible-for-pain-control-in-paediatric-care-and-parental-support-was-high
#1
E Scheier, U Balla, A Siman
Venipuncture and intravenous placement are common causes of pain in children. The Pediatric Emergency Department at Kaplan Medical Center carried out a feasibility trial to look at whether nasal ketamine could provide pain control during these procedures. From June to December 2016, we enrolled 20 children aged 1-12 years who resisted venipuncture or intravenous placement. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643945/athens-based-meeting-to-discuss-the-paediatric-virology-crossroad-in-october-2017
#2
Ioannis N Mammas, Demetrios A Spandidos
Viral infections are common diseases and they are well-described in the Ancient Greek Hippocratic Corpus (1), together with a limited spectrum of diagnostic and treatment options. However, over the past two decades, several exciting developments in the fields of clinical virology and molecular medicine have expanded our knowledge on the pathogenesis of viral infections in neonates and children (2,3). Since 2015, the workshop on paediatric virology has tried enthusiastically to explore these advances and to investigate recent challenges in the prevention strategies, molecular diagnostics, multimodality imaging and therapeutics of paediatric viral infections (2-5)...
June 23, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643443/national-high-flow-nasal-cannula-and-bronchiolitis-survey-highlights-need-for-further-research-and-evidence-based-guidelines
#3
Paula Sokuri, Paula Heikkilä, Matti Korppi
AIM: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy provides non-invasive respiratory support for infant bronchiolitis and its use has increased following good clinical experiences. This national study describes HFNC use in Finland during a severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) epidemic. METHODS: A questionnaire on using HFNC for infant bronchiolitis during the 2015-2016 RSV epidemic was sent to the head physicians of 18 Finnish children's hospitals providing inpatient care for infants: 17 hospitals answered, covering 77...
June 23, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639282/adipokines-played-a-limited-role-in-predicting-temporary-growth-differences-between-very-low-birth-weight-infants-with-and-without-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#4
A Lehtinen, P Korhonen, E Hyödynmaa, A M Koivisto, T Peltola, M Hämäläinen, E Moilanen, O Tammela
AIMS: This study explored whether growth was poorer among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and assessed adipokine levels as predictors of early growth. METHODS: We studied 53 VLBW infants born in Tampere University Hospital up to 12 months of corrected age (CA). The mean age of the 21 infants with BPD and 32 infants without BPD was 29 weeks and the mean weights were 930 (635-1,470) and 1,185 (650-1,470) grams. Growth parameters, macronutrients intake and plasma levels of adipokines were measured...
June 22, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636783/normal-neonatal-hearing-screening-did-not-preclude-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-two-year-old-very-preterm-infants
#5
Inge L van Noort-van der Spek, André Goedegebure, Nico G Hartwig, René F Kornelisse, Marie-Christine J P Franken, Nynke Weisglas-Kuperus
AIM: Very preterm infants are at risk of neonatal hearing loss. However, it is unknown whether infants with a normal neonatal hearing screening result risk sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) at a later age. METHODS: This cohort study was conducted at the Erasmus Medical University Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 77 very preterm infants born between October 2005 and September 2008. All infants underwent auditory brainstem response audiometry during neonatal hearing screening and at two years of corrected age...
June 21, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636779/comparative-study-shows-differences-in-screen-exposure-sleep-patterns-and-sleep-disturbances-between-jewish-and-muslim-children-in-israel
#6
Tzischinsy Orna, Haimov Iris
AIM: This study determined the differences in screen exposure, sleep patterns and sleep disturbances, and the associations between these factors, among Jewish and Muslim children in Israel. METHODS: The participants were 1,049 school children - 499 Jewish and 550 Muslim - with a mean age of 9.20 ±0.71 years, who attended public schools in both urban and residential settings in 2014. They all completed the Sleep Self-Report questionnaire and the Screen Exposure Questionnaire...
June 21, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632972/non-randomised-interventional-study-showed-that-early-aggressive-nutrition-was-effective-in-reducing-postnatal-growth-restriction-in-preterm-infants
#7
Giulia Genoni, Marco Binotti, Alice Monzani, Elena Bernascone, Ilaria Stasi, Gianni Bona, Federica Ferrero
AIM: This study evaluated whether an early aggressive nutrition (EAN) strategy could limit extrauterine growth restriction (EUGR) in a cohort of preterm infants. METHODS: This prospective non-randomised interventional study was carried out in the neonatal intensive care unit of an Italian hospital from January 2013 to December 2015. The prevalence of EUGR was assessed in 100 infants with a gestational age of ≤34 weeks, 50 after the introduction of an EAN regimen in October 2014 and 50 before...
June 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632316/does-umbilical-cord-milking-result-in-higher-measures-of-systemic-blood-flow-in-preterm-infants
#8
Leah Yieh, Jamie B Warren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631850/a-parent-infant-music-therapy-intervention-improved-neurodevelopment-after-neonatal-intensive-care
#9
Ellyn L Hamm, Olena D Chorna, Alicia Flanery, Nathalie L Maitre
Parental involvement is often essential to ensure that early intervention strategies that aim to improve the outcomes of former neonatal intensive care (NICU) patients are successful. However, hospitalisation can strain the caregiver-infant bond (1) and perception of the child's development. Structured music therapy programmes that focus on the progressive development of infant and caregiver dyads after hospital discharge have been associated with improvements in infants' social skills and positive parenting behaviours (2)...
June 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631328/phenotypic-characterisation-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-blood-cultures-in-newborn-infants-with-a-special-focus-on-staphylococcus-capitis
#10
Gustaf Ehlersson, Bengt Hellmark, Olov Svartström, Bianca Stenmark, Bo Söderquist
AIM: This Swedish study determined which species of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) were found in neonatal blood cultures and whether they included Staphylococcus capitis clones with decreased susceptibility to vancomycin. METHODS: CoNS isolates (n=332) from neonatal blood cultures collected at Örebro University Hospital during 1987-2014 were identified to species level with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)...
June 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627083/a-review-of-important-eeg-features-for-the-assessment-of-brain-maturation-in-premature-infants
#11
REVIEW
Elena Pavlidis, Rhodri O Lloyd, Sean Mathieson, Geraldine B Boylan
This review describes the maturational features of the baseline electroencephalogram (EEG) in the neurologically healthy preterm infant. Features such as continuity, sleep state, synchrony and transient waveforms are described, even from extremely preterm infants and includes abundant illustrated examples. The physiological significance of these EEG features and their relationship to neurodevelopment is highlighted where known. This review also demonstrates the importance of multichannel conventional EEG monitoring for preterm infants as many of the features described are not apparent if limited channel EEG monitors are used...
June 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626859/very-preterm-children-with-fetal-growth-restriction-demonstrated-altered-white-matter-maturation-at-nine-years-of-age
#12
Virva Saunavaara, Hanna Kallankari, Riitta Parkkola, Leena Haataja, Päivi Olsén, Mikko Hallman, Tuula Kaukola
AIM: This study evaluated the role of preterm birth and fetal growth restriction on white matter maturation in schoolchildren without any severe neurodevelopmental impairment. METHODS: The study group comprised 56 very preterm children and 21 term children born between November 1998 and November 2002 at Oulu University Hospital, Finland. The mean gestational age of the preterm children was 28.7 (24.1-31.9) weeks. All children underwent diffusion tensor imaging at a mean age of 9...
June 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608979/is-accepting-circular-reasoning-in-shaken-baby-studies-bad-science-or-misconduct
#13
Niels Lynøe, Göran Elinder, Boubou Hallberg, Måns Rosén, Pia Sundgren, Anders Eriksson
Many of the comments on our systematic literature review on shaken baby syndrome (1) have focused on our criticism of how child protection teams' classification of study cases and controls are used as gold standard and the faulty circular reasoning associated with that (2,3). Some commentators have also questioned how reasonable it is to focus on the triad of retinal hemorrhages, This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608944/family-centred-care-right-from-birth-the-irreplaceable-birthday-cuddle
#14
Paul Clarke
Jack, twin 2, was born vaginally at 23+1 weeks' gestation, 576 g. In good condition, despite no antenatal steroids, he was intubated and given surfactant at 3 minutes. After initial stabilisation, the resuscitaire was switched to the portable oxygen cylinder and moved alongside his mother's bed. Jack was then transferred into his mother's arms, still connected to the resuscitaire ventilator system. She was then able to cuddle him for 10-15 minutes while still being ventilated by the attendant neonatologist (Figure 1)...
June 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608928/self-care-management-of-type-1-diabetes-has-improved-in-swedish-schools-according-to-children-and-adolescents
#15
Anna Ottosson Bixo, Karin Åkesson, Rosita Ilvered, Gun Forsander, Stefan Särnblad
AIM: Age-appropriate support for diabetes self-care is essential during school time and we investigated the perceived quality of support children and adolescents received in 2015 and 2008. METHODS: This national study was based on questionnaires answered by children and adolescents aged 6-15 years of age with type 1 diabetes attending schools or preschools in 2008 (n=317) and 2015 (n=570) and separate parental questionnaires. The subjects were recruited by Swedish paediatric diabetes units, with 41/44 taking part in 2008 and 41/42 in 2015...
June 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580692/using-quality-improvement-to-decrease-birth-asphyxia-rates-after-helping-babies-breathe-training-in-kenya
#16
Amy R L Rule, Esther Maina, David Cheruiyot, Priscilla Mueri, Jeffrey M Simmons, Beena D Kamath-Rayne
AIM: The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program is known to decrease neonatal mortality in low-resource settings but gaps in care still exist. This study describes the use of quality improvement to sustain gains in birth asphyxia-related mortality after HBB. METHODS: Tenwek Hospital, a rural referral hospital in Kenya, identified high rates of birth asphyxia (BA). They developed a goal to decrease the suspected hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (SHIE) rate by 50% within six months after HBB...
June 5, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580602/randomised-study-showed-that-recorded-maternal-voices-reduced-pain-in-preterm-infants-undergoing-heel-lance-procedures-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#17
G Chirico, R Cabano, G Villa, A Bigogno, M Ardesi, E Dioni
AIM: Alleviating pain in neonates should be the goal of all caregivers. We evaluated whether recorded maternal voices were safe and effective in limiting pain in preterm infants undergoing heel lance procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit of an Italian children's hospital. METHODS: This prospective, controlled study took place from December 2013 to December 2015. We enrolled 40 preterm infants, born at a 26-34 weeks of gestation, at a corrected gestational age 29-36 weeks and randomised them to listen or not listen to a recording of their mother's voice during a painful, routine heel lance for blood collection...
June 5, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580590/severe-post-war-malnutrition-did-not-have-a-negative-impact-on-the-earnings-and-subsequent-pensions-of-german-men-born-in-1945-1948
#18
M Hermanussen, S Weick, C Scheffler
AIM: Poverty has often been associated with malnutrition, stunted growth, impaired cognitive development and poor earnings. We studied whether these associations were found in German men born and raised shortly after World War Two during severe and longstanding nationwide malnutrition. METHODS: We analysed German old-age pension payments, as a rough measure of lifetime earnings, in 132,460 Germans born from 1932-1960 and compared the at-risk-of-poverty rates of German men born in 1945-48 versus 1935-38 and 1955-1958...
June 5, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561263/providing-teachers-with-education-on-epilepsy-increased-their-willingness-to-handle-acute-seizures-in-children-from-1-10-years-of-age
#19
Henriette Karoline Dumeier, Martina Patrizia Neininger, Matthias Karl Bernhard, Andreas Merkenschlager, Wieland Kiess, Thilo Bertsche, Astrid Bertsche
AIM: In Germany, preschool teachers supervise children up to six years of age and are also responsible for supervising older pupils after school. This study explored the impact of a teaching session on epilepsy for teachers in charge of children from 1-10 years of age. METHODS: We evaluated the benefit of a teaching session offered to all preschool teachers in Leipzig, Germany, in 2014-2015, by asking them to complete the same questionnaire 12-24 months pre-intervention, and 12 months post-intervention...
May 31, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556311/defining-pain-in-newborns-need-for-a-uniform-taxonomy
#20
REVIEW
Kanwaljeet J S Anand
A scientific rationale for applying pain terms such as acute, persistent, prolonged, or chronic pain to newborns was derived from the scientific literature on neonatal pain assessments, previous attempts to define chronic pain, and the clinical and neurophysiological features of neonatal pain. This novel framework incorporates the temporal features, localizing characteristics, and secondary effects of the pain experienced, as well as the behavioral and physiological response patterns of newborns. CONCLUSION: Although not evidence-based, this framework provides an initial starting point for defining commonly used neonatal pain terms...
May 28, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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