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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514777/direct-measurement-of-tissue-oxygenation-in-neonates-via-resonance-raman-spectroscopy-a-pilot-study
#1
Anjali Iyengar, Andrew Gaillardetz, Hocine Tighiouart, Betsabee Castillo, Padraic Romfh, Jonathan M Davis
BACKGROUND: The ability to monitor tissue oxygenation in neonates remains a challenge due to limited blood supply and the reliance on invasive procedures. Resonance Raman spectroscopy noninvasively measures tissue oxygenation (RRS-StO2). Peripheral tissue oxygenation using this novel technology has not been described in neonates. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between short-term RRS-StO2 measurements and central venous saturation (ScvO2) and pulse oximetry (SpO2) in preterm and term neonates...
May 18, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501874/screening-tool-for-early-postnatal-prediction-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-preterm-newborns-step-rop
#2
Caroline A Ricard, Christiane E L Dammann, Olaf Dammann
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of the preterm newborn characterized by neurovascular disruption in the immature retina that may cause visual impairment and blindness. OBJECTIVE: To develop a clinical screening tool for early postnatal prediction of ROP in preterm newborns based on risk information available within the first 48 h of postnatal life. METHODS: Using data submitted to the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) between 1995 and 2015, we created logistic regression models based on infants born <28 completed weeks gestational age...
May 13, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486234/low-plasma-protein-levels-at-birth-are-associated-with-poor-cardiovascular-adaptation-and-serious-adverse-outcome-in-infants-with-gestational-age-32-weeks-the-proh%C3%A3-mie-study
#3
Francesco Bonsante, Duksha Ramful, Sylvain Samperiz, Sandrine Daniel, Anais Godeluck, Pierre-Yves Robillard, Karim Jamal-Bey, Jean-Bernard Gouyon, Christine Binquet, Silvia Iacobelli
BACKGROUND: Retrospective studies suggest that early hypoproteinemia has prognostic value for adverse outcome in preemies, but the underlying pathophysiology is unknown. We hypothesized that the prognostic relevance of hypoproteinemia could be related to its association with impaired cardiovascular function and organ perfusion during transition. OBJECTIVES: To describe the plasma protein status and the measures of cardiovascular function according to the outcome in infants <32 weeks' gestation...
May 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482345/fetal-and-postnatal-head-circumference-growth-synergetic-factors-for-neurodevelopmental-outcome-at-2-years-of-age-for-preterm-infants
#4
Mélanie Sicard, Simon Nusinovici, Matthieu Hanf, Jean-Baptiste Muller, Isabelle Guellec, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Géraldine Gascoin, Jean-Christophe Rozé, Cyril Flamant
Preterm infants present higher risk of non-optimal neurodevelopmental outcome. Fetal and postnatal growth, in particular head circumference (HC), is associated with neurodevelopmental outcome. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to calculate the relationship between HC at birth, HC delta Z-score (between birth and hospital discharge), and non-optimal neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of corrected age in preterm infants. METHODS: Surviving infants born ≤34 weeks of gestation were included in the analysis...
May 9, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456800/inhaled-glucocorticoids-and-pneumonia-in-preterm-infants-post-hoc-results-from-the-neurosis-trial
#5
Alexander Koch, Karen Kreutzer, Gabriele von Oldershausen, Christian F Poets, Dirk Bassler
BACKGROUND: Inhaled glucocorticoids may increase the risk of pneumonia in adults. Thus, respiratory infections may be a potential explanation for the non-significantly increased mortality seen in the glucocorticoid group in the largest randomized trial on inhaled glucocorticoids for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants published to date (NEuroSIS). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of inhaled budesonide on the risk of death due to respiratory infections in the NEuroSIS trial...
April 29, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445880/heating-of-newborn-infants-due-to-blue-light-emitting-diode-fibreoptic-phototherapy-pads
#6
Pei Ling Ng, Tony Carlisle, Marleesa Ly, Scott Adam Morris
BACKGROUND: Surface temperatures of fibreoptic phototherapy pads using a high intensity blue light-emitting diode (LED) light source have not been studied. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to measure the temperature of LED fibreoptic phototherapy pads during phototherapy in a bench-top study, and to determine temperature effects on babies during phototherapy. METHODS: A commercially available LED fibreoptic phototherapy system was tested...
April 27, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437783/evacuation-of-a-tertiary-neonatal-centre-lessons-from-the-2016-kumamoto-earthquakes
#7
Osuke Iwata, Akihiko Kawase, Masanori Iwai, Kazuko Wada
BACKGROUND: Newborn infants hospitalised in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are vulnerable to natural disasters. However, publications on evacuation from NICUs are sparse. The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes caused serious damage to Kumamoto City Hospital and its level III regional core NICU. Local/neighbour NICU teams and the disaster-communication team of a neonatal academic society cooperated to evacuate 38 newborn infants from the ward. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to highlight potential key factors to improve emergency NICU evacuation and coordination of hospital transportation following natural disasters...
April 25, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427056/blood-pressure-during-the-immediate-neonatal-transition-is-the-mean-arterial-blood-pressure-relevant-for-the-cerebral-regional-oxygenation
#8
Nariae Baik, Berndt Urlesberger, Bernhard Schwaberger, Alexander Avian, Lukas Mileder, Georg M Schmölzer, Gerhard Pichler
BACKGROUND: Measurement of mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) is feasible during neonatal transition. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate a potential influence of MABP on the cerebral regional oxygen saturation (crSO2) in preterm and term infants during the immediate neonatal transition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preterm and term infants were included in this observational study. The crSO2 was measured by near-infrared spectroscopy with the INVOS 5100C (Somanetics Corp...
April 21, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399534/retinopathy-of-prematurity-is-associated-with-increased-systolic-blood-pressure-in-adults-who-were-born-preterm
#9
Anna Kistner, Lena Jacobson, Jan Östergren, Ann Hellström
BACKGROUND: Adults born preterm are at risk of developing cardiovascular morbidities. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and blood pressure (BP) and salivary cortisol levels during adulthood. METHODS: Sixty-nine subjects (mean age 22.6 years) were included. Subjects were adults who were: (a) ex-preterm infants with severe ROP (n = 22), born at gestational age (GA) <30 weeks with a birth weight (BW) <1,000 g, (b) ex-preterm infants with no/mild ROP (n = 21), born at GA <28 weeks with a BW <1,000 g, or (c) full-term controls (n = 26)...
April 12, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380491/association-between-brain-and-kidney-near-infrared-spectroscopy-and-early-postresuscitation-mortality-in-asphyxiated-newborn-piglets
#10
Anne Lee Solevåg, Georg M Schmölzer, Britt Nakstad, Ola Didrik Saugstad, Po-Yin Cheung
BACKGROUND: Early outcome predictors after delivery room cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of asphyxiated newborns are needed. OBJECTIVES: To investigate if cerebral (rScO2) and renal (rSrO2) tissue oxygen saturation 30 min after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) are different between surviving versus nonsurviving piglets with asphyxia-induced cardiac arrest and CPR. Further, to investigate the relationship of rScO2 and rSrO2 to cardiac output (CO), blood pressure (BP), and biochemical variables 30 min and 4 h after ROSC...
April 6, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359062/a-regional-evaluation-of-survival-of-infants-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#11
Sarah A Twichell, John Fiascone, Munish Gupta, Michael Prendergast, Nancy Rodig, Anne Hansen
BACKGROUND: Information regarding morbidity and mortality of infants born with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis early in life is critical to optimize patient care and better counsel families. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated outcomes of infants born regionally with ESRD, and those within our broader catchment area referred for dialysis. STUDY DESIGN: We screened deaths at 5 regional referral hospitals, identifying infants with ESRD who did not survive to transfer for dialysis...
March 31, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351056/comparison-of-umbilical-serum-copeptin-relative-to-erythropoietin-and-s100b-as-asphyxia-biomarkers-at-birth
#12
Milla Summanen, Laura Seikku, Petri Rahkonen, Vedran Stefanovic, Kari Teramo, Sture Andersson, Kai Kaila, Leena Rahkonen
BACKGROUND: Birth asphyxia, estimated to account for a million neonatal deaths annually, can cause a wide variety of neurodevelopmental impairments. There is a need to develop new, swift methods to identify those neonates who would benefit from neuroprotective treatments such as hypothermia. OBJECTIVES: To examine the utility of cord serum copeptin, a stable byproduct of arginine vasopressin release, as a biomarker of birth asphyxia based on a comparison with 2 biomarkers of hypoxia and brain trauma: erythropoietin and S100B...
March 29, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351039/prognostic-value-of-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-newborns-with-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-treated-with-therapeutic-hypothermia
#13
Eva-Marie Heursen, Amaya Zuazo Ojeda, Isabel Benavente Fernández, Gema Jimenez Gómez, Rosalía Campuzano Fernández-Colima, José Paz-Expósito, Simón Pedro Lubián López
BACKGROUND: Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) quantification has been proven to be of prognostic value in term newborns with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) who were treated under normothermia. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic value of ADC in standardized brain regions in neonates with HIE who were treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 54 term newborns who were admitted with HIE and treated with TH...
March 29, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315881/new-insights-on-early-patterns-of-respiratory-disease-among-extremely-low-gestational-age-newborns
#14
Stefano Nobile, Paolo Marchionni, Giovanni Vento, Valentina Vendettuoli, Claudio Marabini, Alessandra Lio, Cinzia Ricci, Domenica Mercadante, Mariarosa Colnaghi, Fabio Mosca, Costantino Romagnoli, Virgilio Carnielli
BACKGROUND: The analysis of early patterns of lung disease among preterm infants may help to identify predictors of pulmonary deterioration. OBJECTIVES: To analyze FIO2 requirement in the first 14 days of life among preterm infants and to find predictors of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: 3 Italian level III NICUs. POPULATION: infants born between 240/7 and 276/7 weeks' gestational age (GA) who survived to 14 days...
March 18, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253519/reliability-of-pulse-oximetry-during-progressive-hypoxia-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-recovery-in-a-piglet-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-cardiac-arrest
#15
Mohammad Ahmad Hassan, Claudia Weber, Markus Waitz, Li Huang, Helmut D Hummler, Marc Robin Mendler
BACKGROUND: Pulse oximetry is widely used in intensive care and emergency conditions to monitor arterial oxygenation and to guide oxygen therapy. OBJECTIVE: To study the reliability of pulse oximetry in comparison with CO-oximetry in newborn piglets during progressive hypoxia, cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). METHODS: Thirty-three newborn piglets were exposed to hypoxia until asystole occurred and then resuscitated until ROSC...
March 3, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253512/neonatal-hypoglycaemia-and-visual-development-a-review
#16
Nabin Paudel, Arijit Chakraborty, Nicola Anstice, Robert J Jacobs, Jo E Hegarty, Jane E Harding, Benjamin Thompson
BACKGROUND: Many newborn babies experience low blood glucose concentrations, a condition referred to as neonatal hypoglycaemia (NH). The effect of NH on visual development in infancy and childhood is of interest because the occipital lobes, which include the primary visual cortex and a number of extrastriate visual areas, may be particularly susceptible to NH-induced injury. In addition, a number of case series have suggested that NH can affect eye and optic nerve development. OBJECTIVE: To review the existing literature concerning the effect of NH on the visual system...
March 3, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214832/the-burden-of-respiratory-disease-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-changes-in-perinatal-care-and-outcomes-in-a-decade-in-spain
#17
Fermín García-Muñoz Rodrigo, Antonio Losada Martínez, María Dolores Elorza Fernández, Julio Moreno Hernando, Josep Figueras Aloy, Máximo Vento Torres
BACKGROUND: Advances in perinatal care have led to a significant reduction in morbidity and mortality among very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. Much of this progress is related to the prevention and management of respiratory disease. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate changes in perinatal care and its influence on respiratory morbidity and mortality among VLBW infants in Spain in 2 consecutive periods (2002-2006 and 2007-2011). METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected of all VLBW infants included in the Spanish SEN1500 network...
February 18, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208138/a-comparison-of-the-thompson-encephalopathy-score-and-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-in-infants-with-perinatal-asphyxia-and-therapeutic-hypothermia
#18
Lauren C Weeke, Ana Vilan, Mona C Toet, Ingrid C van Haastert, Linda S de Vries, Floris Groenendaal
BACKGROUND: In previous studies clinical signs or amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG)-based signs of encephalopathy were used to select infants with perinatal asphyxia for treatment with hypothermia. AIM: The objective of this study was to compare Thompson encephalopathy scores and aEEG, and relate both to outcome. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thompson scores, aEEG, and outcome were compared in 122 infants with perinatal asphyxia and therapeutic hypothermia...
February 17, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196365/the-golden-age-of-probiotics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-and-observational-studies-in-preterm-infants
#19
Elda Dermyshi, Yizhong Wang, Chongbin Yan, Wenchao Hong, Gang Qiu, Xiaohui Gong, Ting Zhang
BACKGROUND: Over the last few years, probiotics have been one of the most studied interventions in neonatal medicine. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to analyse all studies (randomized controlled trials, RCTs, and observational studies) assessing the use of probiotics in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants. SEARCH METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science...
February 15, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142140/dha-reduces-oxidative-stress-after-perinatal-asphyxia-a-study-in-newborn-piglets
#20
Rønnaug Solberg, Mariangela Longini, Fabrizio Proietti, Serafina Perrone, Cosetta Felici, Alessio Porta, Ola Didrik Saugstad, Giuseppe Buonocore
BACKGROUND: Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain damage is a major cause of acute mortality and chronic neurological morbidity in infants and children. Oxidative stress due to free radical formation and the initiation of abnormal oxidative reactions appears to play a key role. Docosahexanoic acid (DHA), a main component of brain membrane phospholipids, may act as a neuroprotectant after hypoxia-ischemia by regulating multiple molecular pathways and gene expression. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to test the hypothesis that DHA provides significant protection against lipoperoxidation damage in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus in a neonatal piglet model of severe hypoxia-reoxygenation...
February 1, 2017: Neonatology
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