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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715797/neurodevelopment-at-3-years-in-neonates-born-by-vaginal-delivery-versus-cesarean-section-at-26-weeks-of-gestation-retrospective-analysis-of-a-nationwide-registry-in-japan
#1
Takeshi Kimura, Masato Takeuchi, Takumi Imai, Shiro Tanaka, Koji Kawakami
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of extremely preterm (EPT) infants are born by cesarean section (CS). However, whether the mode of delivery is related to long-term neurodevelopment in these infants is unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether the mode of delivery is associated with mortality and long-term outcomes in EPT infants. METHODS: We analyzed data of the Neonatal Research Network in Japan (NRNJ), a population-based, nationwide registry...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704836/abdominal-near-infrared-spectroscopy-detects-low-mesenteric-perfusion-early-in-preterm-infants-with-hemodynamic-significant-ductus-arteriosus
#2
Ana Ledo, Marta Aguar, Antonio Núñez-Ramiro, Pilar Saénz, Máximo Vento
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic decision to close patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants entails great uncertainty. Near-infrared spectroscopy is a noninvasive bedside technique used to monitor mixed regional oxygen saturation. We hypothesized that near-infrared spectroscopy could identify preterm infants at risk of mesenteric hypoperfusion associated with hemodynamically significant ductus arteriosus. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study including consecutively admitted preterm infants with a gestational age <32 weeks...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704835/high-prevalence-of-pulmonary-hypertension-complicates-the-care-of-infants-with-omphalocele
#3
Shandee Hutson, Joanne Baerg, Douglas Deming, Shawn D St Peter, Andrew Hopper, Donna A Goff
BACKGROUND: Omphalocele is one of the most common abdominal wall defects. Many newborn infants born with omphalocele present with significant respiratory distress at birth, requiring mechanical ventilatory support, and have clinical evidence of pulmonary hypertension. Little information exists on the prevalence of and risk factors associated with pulmonary hypertension in this cohort of infants. OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of and risk factors associated with pulmonary hypertension among infants with omphalocele...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704832/cerebral-and-renal-oxygen-saturation-are-not-compromised-in-the-presence-of-retrograde-blood-flow-in-either-the-ascending-or-descending-aorta-in-term-or-near-term-infants-with-left-sided-obstructive-lesions
#4
Michelle E van der Laan, Mirthe J Mebius, Marcus T R Roofthooft, Arend F Bos, Rolf M F Berger, Elisabeth M W Kooi
BACKGROUND: In infants with left-sided obstructive lesions (LSOL), the presence of retrograde blood flow in either the ascending or descending aorta may lead to diminished cerebral and renal blood flow, respectively. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to compare cerebral and renal tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2) between infants with LSOL with antegrade and retrograde blood flow in the ascending aorta and with and without diastolic backflow in the descending aorta. METHODS: Based on 2 echocardiograms, the study group was categorized according to the direction of blood flow in the ascending and descending aorta...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704831/reticulocyte-haemoglobin-content-declines-more-markedly-in-preterm-than-in-term-infants-in-the-first-days-after-birth
#5
Laila Lorenz, Andreas Peter, Jörg Arand, Fabian Springer, Christian F Poets, Axel R Franz
BACKGROUND: Reticulocyte haemoglobin content, i.e., the reticulocyte equivalent (Ret-He), seems to be a promising parameter for the detection of iron deficiency (ID) in neonates because it can be obtained as part of a reticulocyte count, with no additional blood loss and at no extra cost. Due to the short life span of reticulocytes, Ret-He reflects current iron availability for erythropoiesis more accurately than other common erythrocyte indices. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate postnatal changes in Ret-He within the first days after birth in term and preterm infants with the hypothesis that preterm infants experience a more pronounced postnatal reduction in Ret-He when compared to term infants...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704828/extremely-high-prevalence-of-maternal-and-neonatal-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-the-arab-population
#6
Mona A Fouda, Iqbal Z Turkestani, Sara Almusharraf, Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan, Fatima F Angkaya-Bagayawa, Shaun Sabico, Ashry Gad Mohammed, Rana Hassanato, Amal Al-Serehi, Naemah M Alshingetti, Nasser M Al-Daghri
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is a global public health problem. The published literature on vitamin D deficiency is limited among Arab pregnant women and its association with different metabolic markers. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Arab pregnant women and neonates and its association with various biomarker profiles. METHODS: This is a multicenter study taken from a large prospective project in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704824/the-impact-of-low-grade-germinal-matrix-intraventricular-hemorrhage-on-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-very-preterm-infants
#7
Pauline Reubsaet, Annemieke J Brouwer, Ingrid C van Haastert, Margaretha J Brouwer, Corine Koopman, Floris Groenendaal, Linda S de Vries
BACKGROUND: Very preterm infants often show germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage (GMH-IVH) on cranial ultrasound (cUS). AIM: To determine the impact of low-grade GMH-IVH on early neurodevelopmental outcome in very preterm infants. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study in very preterm infants with and without low-grade GMH-IVH on cUS. Additional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was available in all infants with a gestational age (GA) <28 weeks and high-risk infants >28 weeks...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704822/prediction-of-outcome-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-ii-role-of-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-and-cerebral-oxygen-saturation-measured-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#8
Katharina Goeral, Berndt Urlesberger, Vito Giordano, Gregor Kasprian, Michael Wagner, Lisa Schmidt, Angelika Berger, Katrin Klebermass-Schrehof, Monika Olischar
BACKGROUND: Few data have been published on the combined use of amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for outcome prediction in neonates cooled for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate the predictive values and the most powerful predictive combinations of single aEEG and NIRS parameters and the respective cut-off values with regard to short-term outcomes in HIE II. METHODS: aEEG and NIRS were prospectively studied at the Medical University of Vienna in the first 102 h of life with regard to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704819/electrical-cardiometry-to-monitor-cardiac-output-in-preterm-infants-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus-a-comparison-with-echocardiography
#9
Kai-Hsiang Hsu, Tai-Wei Wu, I-Hsyuan Wu, Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Yun Hsu, Hsiao-Wen Huang, Tze-Yee Mok, Reyin Lien
BACKGROUND: Electrical cardiometry (EC) is an impedance-based monitoring that provides noninvasive cardiac output (CO) assessment. Through comparison to transthoracic echocardiography (Echo), the accuracy of EC has been verified. However, left-to-right patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) shunting is a concern because PDA shunts aortic flow to the pulmonary artery and may interfere with EC in measuring CO. OBJECTIVE: To determine the agreement between EC and Echo in preterm infants with a hemodynamically significant PDA (hsPDA)...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704818/active-surveillance-cultures-and-targeted-decolonization-are-associated-with-reduced-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-in-vlbw-infants
#10
Lukas Wisgrill, Johanna Zizka, Lukas Unterasinger, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Thomas Waldhör, Athanasios Makristathis, Angelika Berger
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is a major contributor to infectious episodes of very low birth weight infants (VLBWI), resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of surveillance cultures and the decolonization of MSSA-colonized VLBWI. METHODS: VLBWI admitted to our neonatal wards in 2011-2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Rates of MSSA-attributable infections were compared before and after the implementation of active surveillance cultures and the decolonization of MSSA-colonized patients...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704817/outcome-of-preterm-neonates-with-a-birth-weight-1-500-g-with-severe-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-rescued-by-inhaled-nitric-oxide-therapy-and-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation
#11
Atoosa Golfar, Jagmeet Bhogal, Barbara Kamstra, Ann Hudson-Mason, Mosarrat Qureshi, Georg M Schmölzer, Po-Yin Cheung
BACKGROUND: Despite being an experimental therapy in preterm neonates, inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is used as a rescue therapy when high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) and other conventional therapies fail. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the outcomes of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) neonates with hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF) who had received iNO after maximal conventional therapies. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed preterm neonates (<33 weeks of gestation with a birth weight <1,500 g) who had all received HFOV and then iNO from March 1, 2009 to April 1, 2014 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704816/short-versus-extended-duration-of-trophic-feeding-to-reduce-time-to-achieve-full-enteral-feeding-in-extremely-preterm-infants-an-observational-study
#12
Ariel A Salas, Nazia Kabani, Colm P Travers, Vivien Phillips, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Wally A Carlo
BACKGROUND: Trophic feeding compared to no enteral feeding prevents atrophy of the gastrointestinal tract. However, the practice of extending the duration of trophic feeding often delays initiation of full enteral feeding in extremely preterm infants. We hypothesized that a short duration of trophic feeding (3 days or less) is associated with early initiation of full enteral feeding. METHODS: A total of 192 extremely preterm infants (23-28 weeks' gestation) born between 2013 and 2015 were included...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704815/relaxation-rate-of-the-respiratory-muscles-and-prediction-of-extubation-outcome-in-prematurely-born-infants
#13
Theodore Dassios, Ourania Kaltsogianni, Anne Greenough
BACKGROUND: Accurate prediction of extubation outcome could result in a significant reduction of respiratory morbidity in premature neonates. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the respiratory muscle time constant of relaxation (τ) predicted extubation outcome in mechanically ventilated, premature infants. METHODS: Forty-six mechanically ventilated infants with a median gestational age of 26 (interquartile range [IQR] 25-29) weeks were prospectively studied...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601871/perinatal-factors-affecting-serum-hepcidin-levels-in-low-birth-weight-infants
#14
Kenji Ichinomiya, Kenichi Maruyama, Takahiro Inoue, Aya Koizumi, Fumitaka Inoue, Kazuyo Fukuda, Yu Yamazaki, Hirokazu Arakawa
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin, an iron-regulatory hormone, plays a key role in preventing iron overload. Few studies have investigated the regulation of hepcidin in low-birth-weight (LBW) infants who are vulnerable to iron imbalance. OBJECTIVES: To identify perinatal factors associated with serum hepcidin levels in LBW infants. METHODS: Ninety-two LBW infants with a median gestational age (GA) of 32.6 weeks and birth weight of 1,587 g were prospectively enrolled...
June 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601870/restricted-ventilation-associated-with-reduced-neurodevelopmental-impairment-in-preterm-infants
#15
Roseanne J S Vliegenthart, Wes Onland, Aleid G van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, Anne P M De Jaegere, Cornelieke S H Aarnoudse-Moens, Anton H van Kaam
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Restrictive use of invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) in preterm infants reduces the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Our objective was to determine its effect on neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) at 24 months' corrected age (CA). METHODS: This retrospective single-center cohort study included all patients with a gestational age <30 weeks born in 2004/2005 (epoch 1) and 2010/2011 (epoch 2). In epoch 2, we introduced a policy of restriction on IMV and liberalized the use of respiratory stimulants in the delivery room and neonatal intensive care...
June 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601861/electrical-grounding-improves-vagal-tone-in-preterm-infants
#16
Rohit Passi, Kim K Doheny, Yuri Gordin, Hans Hinssen, Charles Palmer
BACKGROUND: Low vagal tone (VT) is a marker of vulnerability to stress and the risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Electric fields produced by equipment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) induce an electric potential measurable on the skin in reference to ground. An electrical connection to ground reduces the skin potential and improves VT in adults. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to measure the electric field strengths in the NICU environment and to determine if connecting an infant to electrical ground would reduce the skin potential and improve VT...
June 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571020/optimising-intravenous-volume-resuscitation-of-the-newborn-in-the-delivery-room-practical-considerations-and-gaps-in-knowledge
#17
Daragh Finn, Charles C Roehr, C Anthony Ryan, Eugene M Dempsey
Volume resuscitation (VR) for the treatment of newborn shock is a rare but potentially lifesaving intervention. Conducting clinical studies to assess the effectiveness of VR in the delivery room during newborn stabilization is challenging. We review the available literature and current management guidelines to determine which infants will benefit from VR, the frequency of VR, and the choice of agents used. In addition, the potential role for placental transfusion in the prevention of newborn shock is explored...
June 2, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564654/high-dose-cannabidiol-induced-hypotension-after-global-hypoxia-ischemia-in-piglets
#18
Håvard T Garberg, Rønnaug Solberg, Jon Barlinn, Jose Martinez-Orgado, Else-Marit Løberg, Ola Didrik Saugstad
BACKGROUND: Cannabidiol (CBD) is considered a promising neuroprotectant after perinatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI). We have previously studied the effects of CBD 1 mg/kg in the early phase after global HI in piglets. In contrast to prior studies, we found no evidence of neuroprotection and hypothesized that higher doses might be required to demonstrate efficacy in this animal model. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and potential neuroprotective effects of high-dose CBD...
June 1, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558384/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-different-single-doses-of-intravenous-paracetamol-for-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-preterm-infants
#19
Daniella W E Roofthooft, Sinno H P Simons, Richard A van Lingen, Dick Tibboel, John N van den Anker, Irwin K H Reiss, Monique van Dijk
BACKGROUND: The availability of a safe and effective pharmacological therapy to reduce procedural pain in preterm infants is limited. The effective analgesic single dose of intravenous paracetamol in preterm infants is unknown. Comparative studies on efficacy of different paracetamol doses in preterm infants are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To determine the analgesic effects of different single intravenous paracetamol doses on pain from peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement in preterm infants...
May 31, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558383/successful-liver-transplantation-for-transient-abnormal-myelopoiesis-associated-liver-failure
#20
Kazuaki Yasuoka, Hirosuke Inoue, Koichi Tanaka, Junko Fujiyoshi, Yuki Matsushita, Masayuki Ochiai, Yuhki Koga, Toshiharu Matsuura, Tomoaki Taguchi, Shouichi Ohga
Infants with Down syndrome (DS) are at risk of developing a transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM). TAM occasionally involves liver fibrosis, which can be fatal. The management of liver disease in TAM has not yet been established and is mainly supportive. We report an infant with DS and TAM who developed end-stage liver failure. Liver dysfunction progressed even after blast cells disappeared from the circulation. He underwent a living-donor liver transplantation at 56 days of life without surgical complications...
May 31, 2017: Neonatology
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