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Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411000/meconium-aspiration-or-respiratory-distress-associated-with%C3%A2-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid
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Nestor E Vain, Daniel G Batton
The designation meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) reflects a spectrum of disorders in infants born with meconium-stained amniotic fluid, ranging from mild tachypnea to severe respiratory distress and significant mortality. The frequency of MAS is highest among infants with post-term gestation, thick meconium, and birth asphyxia. Pulmonary hypertension is an important component in severe cases. Prenatal hypopharyngeal suctioning and postnatal endotracheal intubation and suctioning of vigorous infants are not effective...
April 11, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389088/pulmonary-diagnostics
#2
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Steven M Donn, Sunil K Sinha
Term infants with respiratory distress may have extremely varied etiologies of their illnesses. These range from anatomical malformations to infectious or inflammatory conditions to genetic, metabolic, or neurological abnormalities. This article reviews the present array of diagnostic studies available to the clinician, including the physical examination, imaging (radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and nuclear scanning techniques), lung mechanics and function testing, evaluation of gas exchange (blood gases, pulse oximetry, transcutaneous monitoring, and end-tidal carbon monoxide measurements), and anatomical studies (bronchoscopy and lung biopsy)...
April 4, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363760/interstitial-lung-disease-in-newborns
#3
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Lawrence M Nogee
The term 'interstitial lung disease' (ILD) refers to a group of disorders involving both the airspaces and tissue compartments of the lung, and these disorders are more accurately termed diffuse lung diseases. Although rare, they are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, with the prognosis depending upon the specific diagnosis. The major categories of ILD in children that present in the neonatal period include developmental disorders, growth disorders, surfactant dysfunction disorders, and specific conditions of unknown etiology unique to infancy...
March 28, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351595/congenital-chylothorax
#4
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Mohammad A Attar, Steven M Donn
Congenital chylothorax (CC) results from multiple lymphatic vessel anomalies or thoracic cavity defects and may accompany other congenital anomalies. Fetal chylothorax may increase the risk of death and complications from pleural space lymphatic fluid accumulation, which compromises lung development, pulmonary, and cardiovascular function and from complications arising from the loss of drained lymphatic contents. Prenatal interventions might improve survival in severe cases of fetal chylothorax. The neonatal treatment strategy is generally supportive with interventions that include thoracostomy drainage and attempts to decrease chyle flow using a stepwise approach that begins with the least invasive means...
March 25, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343909/pneumonia
#5
REVIEW
Thomas A Hooven, Richard A Polin
Neonatal pneumonia may occur in isolation or as one component of a larger infectious process. Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are all potential causes of neonatal pneumonia, and may be transmitted vertically from the mother or acquired from the postnatal environment. The patient's age at the time of disease onset may help narrow the differential diagnosis, as different pathogens are associated with congenital, early-onset, and late-onset pneumonia. Supportive care and rationally selected antimicrobial therapy are the mainstays of treatment for neonatal pneumonia...
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342684/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
#6
REVIEW
Mamta Fuloria, Judy L Aschner
Failure of the normal circulatory adaptation to extrauterine life results in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Although this condition is most often secondary to parenchymal lung disease or lung hypoplasia, it may also be idiopathic. PPHN is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance with resultant right-to-left shunting of blood and hypoxemia. Although the preliminary diagnosis of PPHN is often based on differential cyanosis and labile hypoxemia, the diagnosis is confirmed by echocardiography...
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325581/prenatal-prediction-of-pulmonary-hypoplasia
#7
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Jourdan E Triebwasser, Marjorie C Treadwell
Pulmonary hypoplasia, although rare, is associated with significant neonatal morbidity and mortality. Conditions associated with pulmonary hypoplasia include those which limit normal thoracic capacity or movement, including skeletal dysplasias and abdominal wall defects; those with mass effect, including congenital diaphragmatic hernia and pleural effusions; and those with decreased amniotic fluid, including preterm, premature rupture of membranes, and genitourinary anomalies. The ability to predict severe pulmonary hypoplasia prenatally aids in family counseling, as well as obstetric and neonatal management...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325580/perinatal-death-investigations-what-is-current-practice
#8
REVIEW
J W Nijkamp, N J Sebire, K Bouman, F J Korteweg, J J H M Erwich, S J Gordijn
Perinatal death (PD) is a devastating obstetric complication. Determination of cause of death helps in understanding why and how it occurs, and it is an indispensable aid to parents wanting to understand why their baby died and to determine the recurrence risk and management in subsequent pregnancy. Consequently, a perinatal death requires adequate diagnostic investigation. An important first step in the analysis of PD is to identify the case circumstances, including relevant details regarding maternal history, obstetric history and current pregnancy (complications are evaluated and recorded)...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285990/classification-of-causes-and-associated-conditions-for-stillbirths-and-neonatal-deaths
#9
REVIEW
Vicki Flenady, Aleena M Wojcieszek, David Ellwood, Susannah Hopkins Leisher, Jan Jaap H M Erwich, Elizabeth S Draper, Elizabeth M McClure, Hanna E Reinebrant, Jeremy Oats, Lesley McCowan, Alison L Kent, Glenn Gardener, Adrienne Gordon, David Tudehope, Dimitrios Siassakos, Claire Storey, Jane Zuccollo, Jane E Dahlstrom, Katherine J Gold, Sanne Gordijn, Karin Pettersson, Vicki Masson, Robert Pattinson, Jason Gardosi, T Yee Khong, J Frederik Frøen, Robert M Silver
Accurate and consistent classification of causes and associated conditions for perinatal deaths is essential to inform strategies to reduce the five million which occur globally each year. With the majority of deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), their needs must be prioritised. The aim of this paper is to review the classification of perinatal death, the contemporary classification systems including the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases - Perinatal Mortality (ICD-PM), and next steps...
March 9, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279640/care-following-stillbirth-in-high-resource-settings-latest-evidence-guidelines-and-best-practice-points
#10
REVIEW
Danya Bakhbakhi, Christy Burden, Claire Storey, Dimitrios Siassakos
Third-trimester stillbirth affects approximately 2.6 million women worldwide each year. Although most stillbirths (98%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, most of the research on the impact of stillbirth and bereavement care has come from high-income countries. The impact of stillbirth ranges from stigma to disenfranchised grief, broken relationships, clinical depression, chronic pain, substance use, increased use of health services, employment difficulties, and debt. Appropriate bereavement care following a stillbirth is essential to minimise the negative socio-economic impact on parents and their families...
March 6, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262391/pregnancy-subsequent-to-stillbirth-medical-and-psychosocial-aspects-of-care
#11
REVIEW
Megan E Fockler, Noor Niyar N Ladhani, Jo Watson, Jon F R Barrett
Pregnancy after stillbirth presents unique challenges for families and healthcare providers. Medical surveillance and interventions must be optimized to improve outcomes and provide individualized support for families. A key component of acceptable care is psychosocial support that is delivered in a timely and sensitive manner by care providers with knowledge about the pervasive impact of stillbirth. With the lack of existing evidence to guide care, there is an urgent need for global leadership and research to address knowledge gaps...
March 2, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259738/reducing-the-impact-of-perinatal-death-the-case-for-increased-understanding-of-underlying-causes-to-inform-change-to-save-babies-lives
#12
EDITORIAL
Zarko Alfirevic, Alexander Heazell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238633/early-neonatal-death-a-challenge-worldwide
#13
REVIEW
Liisa Lehtonen, Ana Gimeno, Anna Parra-Llorca, Máximo Vento
Early neonatal death (ENND), defined as the death of a newborn between zero and seven days after birth, represents 73% of all postnatal deaths worldwide. Despite a 50% reduction in childhood mortality, reduction of ENND has significantly lagged behind other Millennium Developmental Goal achievements and is a growing contributor to overall mortality in children aged <5 years. The etiology of ENND is closely related to the level of a country's industrialization. Hence, prematurity and congenital anomalies are the leading causes in high-income countries...
February 23, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215929/each-baby-counts-national-quality-improvement-programme-to-reduce-intrapartum-related-deaths-and-brain-injuries-in-term-babies
#14
REVIEW
Louise Robertson, Hannah Knight, Edward Prosser Snelling, Emily Petch, Marian Knight, Alan Cameron, Zarko Alfirevic
Although the most recent MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) perinatal mortality report has shown a downward trend in perinatal mortality, the UK still lags behind the best-performing countries in Europe. The burden of perinatal morbidity and mortality is wide-reaching and devastating for the families and care-providers involved. The aim of the Each Baby Counts (EBC) project is to reduce intrapartum term stillbirths, early neonatal deaths, and severe brain injuries by 50% by 2020...
February 16, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214157/causes-and-temporal-changes-in-nationally-collected-stillbirth-audit-data-in-high-resource-settings
#15
REVIEW
Tom Norris, Bradley N Manktelow, Lucy K Smith, Elizabeth S Draper
Few high-income countries have an active national programme of stillbirth audit. From the three national programmes identified (UK, New Zealand, and the Netherlands) steady declines in annual stillbirth rates have been observed over the audit period between 1993 and 2014. Unexplained stillbirth remains the largest group in the classification of stillbirths, with a decline in intrapartum-related stillbirths, which could represent improvements in intrapartum care. All three national audits of stillbirths suggest that up to half of all reviewed stillbirths have elements of care that failed to follow standards and guidance...
February 14, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214156/the-psychological-social-and-economic-impact-of-stillbirth-on-families
#16
REVIEW
Samantha Murphy, Joanne Cacciatore
This article reviews the current state of psychological, social, and economic research into the impact of stillbirth on families. We argue that whereas the knowledge we have of the experiential aspects of stillbirth is increasing, there is still much that remains to be uncovered especially in respect of the impact that seeing the baby may have on mental health. Moreover, the experience of particular social groups merits further work, most notably regarding same-sex couples and surrogates, mothers and fathers drawn from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as well as those from lower socio-economic groups...
February 14, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162973/the-developing-kidney-issues-and-opportunities
#17
EDITORIAL
Patrick Brophy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162972/novel-strategies-to-prevent-stillbirth
#18
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Jane Warland, Edwin A Mitchell, Louise M O'Brien
This article reviews three new and emerging risk factors for stillbirth that may be modifiable or might identify a compromised fetus. We focus on fetal movements, maternal sleep, and maternal diet. Recent studies have suggested than a sudden increase in vigorous fetal activity may be associated with increased risk of stillbirth. We review the papers that have reported this finding and discuss the implications as well as potential future directions for research. There is emerging literature to suggest that maternal sleep position may be a risk for stillbirth, especially if the woman settles to sleep supine...
February 2, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153467/water-balance-in-the-fetus-and-neonate
#19
REVIEW
Julie B Lindower
Fetal water balance is dependent prenatally on the placental transfer of water from maternal to fetal circulation. Adequate amniotic fluid volume is one indicator of stable fetal status and development. Excessive or less than expected amniotic fluid volume may be a precursor to postnatal morbidity and mortality. Postnatal transition is marked by predictable changes in body water including contraction of extracellular volume and insensible fluid loss, primarily across the skin barrier. The degree to which these occur is determined by gestational and postnatal age...
January 30, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347404/maternal-determinants-of-renal-mass-and-function-in-the-fetus-and-neonate
#20
REVIEW
Patrick Brophy
The impact of adverse maternal and early gestational issues, ranging from maternal-fetal interactions all the way through to premature birth, are recognized as having influence on the subsequent development of chronic diseases later in life. The development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as a direct result of early life renal injury or a sequela of diseases such as hypertension or diabetes is a good model example of the potential impact that early life events may have on renal development and lifelong function...
April 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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