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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735172/exposure-to-intimate-partner-violence-in-utero-and-infant-internalizing-behaviors-moderation-by-salivary-cortisol-alpha-amylase-asymmetry
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Cecilia Martinez-Torteya, G Anne Bogat, Joseph S Lonstein, Douglas A Granger, Alytia A Levendosky
Guided by the main tenets of contemporary models of the developmental origins of health and disease, this study evaluated whether individual differences in reactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) moderate the effect of prenatal exposure to trauma on internalizing and externalizing behaviors during infancy. Participants were a community sample of 182 mothers (M age=25years, 43% Caucasian, 33% Black/African American, 24% Biracial/Other) and their infants (59% girls; M age=11...
July 20, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733087/unobtrusive-assessment-of-neonatal-sleep-state-based-on-heart-rate-variability-retrieved-from-electrocardiography-used-for-regular-patient-monitoring
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Jan Werth, Xi Long, Elly Zwartkruis-Pelgrim, Hendrik Niemarkt, Wei Chen, Ronald M Aarts, Peter Andriessen
As an approach of unobtrusive assessment of neonatal sleep state we aimed at an automated sleep state coding based only on heart rate variability obtained from electrocardiography used for regular patient monitoring. We analyzed active and quiet sleep states of preterm infants between 30 and 37weeks postmenstrual age. To determine the sleep states we used a nonlinear kernel support vector machine for sleep state separation based on known heart rate variability features. We used unweighted and weighted misclassification penalties for the imbalanced distribution between sleep states...
July 18, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728014/the-structured-observation-of-motor-performance-in-infants-can-detect-cerebral-palsy-early-in-neonatal-intensive-care-recipients
#3
Cecilia Montgomery, Kine Johansen, Steven Lucas, Bo Strömberg, Kristina Persson
BACKGROUND: The detection of motor problems in infancy requires a detailed assessment method that measures both the infants' level of motor development and movement quality. AIMS: To evaluate the ability of the Structured Observation of Motor Performance in Infants (SOMP-I) to detect cerebral palsy (CP) in neonatal intensive care recipients. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study analyzed retrospectively. SUBJECTS: 212 (girls: 96) neonatal intensive care recipients (mean gestational age 34weeks, range: 23-43)...
July 17, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720290/how-to-improve-sleep-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review
#4
Agnes van den Hoogen, Charlotte J Teunis, Renée A Shellhaas, Sigrid Pillen, Manon Benders, Jeroen Dudink
There is increasing evidence that sleep plays a major role in the development of neural pathways in the neonatal brain. Several studies have suggested evidence-based approaches to improve sleep for infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); however, in many neonatal centers very few of these strategies seem to be implemented in routine care. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature to determine interventions promoting neonatal sleep on the NICU, in order to develop key guidelines to improve neonatal sleep...
July 15, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711562/early-executive-function-differences-in-infants-born-moderate-to-late-preterm
#5
Amanda S Hodel, Kate L Senich, Claire Jokinen, Oren Sasson, Alyssa R Morris, Kathleen M Thomas
Individuals who are born very preterm (<32weeks gestation) show differential development of prefrontal cortex structure, function, and dependent behaviors, including executive function (EF) skills, beginning during late infancy and extending into adulthood. Preschool-aged children born moderate-to-late preterm (PT; 32-36weeks gestation) show smaller discrepancies in EF development, but it is unclear whether these differences first emerge during the early childhood years, when EF is rapidly developing, or if they arise from alterations in complex cognitive skills measurable in late infancy...
July 13, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711561/sensory-processing-disorder-in-preterm-infants-during-early-childhood-and-relationships-to-early-neurobehavior
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Justin Ryckman, Claudia Hilton, Cynthia Rogers, Roberta Pineda
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are exposed to a variety of sensory stimuli that they are not developmentally prepared to handle, which puts them at risk for developing a sensory processing disorder. However, the patterns and predictors of sensory processing disorder and their relationship to early behavior at term equivalent age are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study are to: 1) describe the incidence of sensory processing disorder in preterm infants at four to six years of age, 2) define medical and sociodemographic factors that relate to sensory processing disorder, and 3) explore relationships between early neurobehavior at term equivalent age and sensory processing disorder at age four to six years...
July 13, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711235/assessing-improving-and-utilizing-sleep-in-high-risk-neonates
#7
Jeroen Dudink, Agnes van den Hoogen
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July 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711234/sleep-related-breathing-disorders-and-indications-for-polysomnography-in-preterm-infants
#8
Koen Joosten, Robbin de Goederen, Angelique Pijpers, Karel Allegaert
There is a range of breathing problems which occur and may persist in preterm infants, such as central apneas, obstructive apneas and periodic breathing. Preterm infants may also suffer from respiratory distress syndrome and chronic lung disease necessitating prolonged use of oxygen therapy after discharge from the hospital. Due to these persistent breathing pattern abnormalities in preterm infants, there is a higher risk of altered sleep and apparent life threatening events. Polysomnography can be a helpful tool to identify those infants who have abnormalities in their breathing pattern, to identify those infants who have an increased risk to get a sleep related breathing event at home and to decide about the discontinuation of oxygen therapy...
July 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711233/review-of-sleep-eeg-in-preterm-and-term-neonates
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Anneleen Dereymaeker, Kirubin Pillay, Jan Vervisch, Maarten De Vos, Sabine Van Huffel, Katrien Jansen, Gunnar Naulaers
Neonatal sleep is a crucial state that involves endogenous driven brain activity, important for neuronal survival and guidance of brain networks. Sequential EEG-sleep analysis in preterm infants provides insights into functional brain integrity and can document deviations of the biologically pre-programmed process of sleep ontogenesis during the neonatal period. Visual assessment of neonatal sleep-EEG, with integration of both cerebral and non-cerebral measures to better define neonatal state, is still considered the gold standard...
July 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711232/sleep-an-underemphasized-aspect-of-health-and-development-in-neurorehabilitation
#10
Olaf Verschuren, Jan Willem Gorter, Lesley Pritchard-Wiart
Sleep deficiency has unique causes and implications for children with neonatal brain injury; contributing to the development or exacerbation of neurodevelopmental impairments and yet it is an underemphasized aspect of health and development. There is very little research evidence to guide the management of sleep disorders in children with cerebral palsy, a common neurodevelopmental disability of childhood. This paper is a comprehensive review and analysis of the literature regarding what is known about sleep quantity and quality in children with cerebral palsy...
July 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697407/digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-muscular-strength-in-adolescent-boys
#11
Jordan M Tomkinson, Grant R Tomkinson
Using a cross-sectional design, this study quantified the relationship between the digit ratio (2D:4D) and muscular strength in 57 adolescent boys. 2D:4D was very likely a moderate negative correlate of handgrip strength, even after adjustment for age and body size. This result may reflect the organizational benefits of prenatal testosterone.
July 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697406/efficacy-of-pharmacologic-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-small-for-gestational-age-extremely-preterm-infants
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Nansi S Boghossian, Barbara T Do, Edward F Bell, John M Dagle, Jane E Brumbaugh, Barbara J Stoll, Betty R Vohr, Abhik Das, Seetha Shankaran, Pablo J Sanchez, Myra H Wyckoff, M Bethany Ball
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants remains controversial. Therefore, studies identifying infants who are most likely to benefit from PDA treatment are needed. AIM: We sought to examine if significant intrauterine growth restriction, defined by birth weight z-score, reduces the efficacy of PDA closure with indomethacin or ibuprofen and thereby increases the need for surgical closure of PDA after pharmacologic treatment...
July 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697405/neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-italian-preterm-children-at-1year-of-corrected-age-by-bayley-iii-scales-an-assessment-using-local-norms
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Corinna Gasparini, Barbara Caravale, Monica Rea, Maria Franca Coletti, Valentina Tonchei, Silvia Bucci, Andrea Dotta, Mario De Curtis, Simonetta Gentile, Rosa Ferri
BACKGROUND: Premature birth is often associated with neurodevelopmental difficulties throughout childhood. In the first three years of life, the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-Third Edition (Bayley-III) constitute one of the most used tools for assessing child development. Since Bayley-III original norms are based on United States (US) population, it remains uncertain whether their use in other countries (e.g., European) is appropriate. AIMS: This research aimed to examine neurodevelopment of preterm infants and full-term infants, using Bayley-III US norms in comparison to Italian (IT) norms...
July 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688997/maternal-body-mass-index-impacts-fetal-placental-size-at-birth-and-umbilical-cord-oxygen-values-with-implications-for-regulatory-mechanisms
#14
Bryan S Richardson, Stephanie Ruttinger, Hilary K Brown, Timothy R H Regnault, Barbra de Vrijer
BACKGROUND: Maternal under- and over-nutrition are known to effect fetal growth with altered placental development and nutrient transport, but whether fetal oxygenation is also altered remains unknown. AIMS: To examine linkages between maternal BMI and birth weights, placental weights, and umbilical vein and artery PO2, with implications for signaling mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SUBJECTS: Analysis of hospital database information on all patients with pre-pregnant BMI values delivering viable, singleton infants between Jan 1, 1999 and Dec 31, 2010 (N=29,212)...
July 6, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686927/servo-controlled-versus-manual-cooling-methods-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#15
Ashok Buchiboyina, Eric Ma, Andrew Yip, Deepika Wagh, Jason Tan, Judy McMichael, Max Bulsara, Shripada Rao
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia is known to improve outcomes in neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). There are no studies that have compared servo controlled cooling (SCC) versus manually controlled cooling (MCC) methods in HIE. AIM: To compare the outcomes of SCC versus MCC in neonates with HIE. METHODS AND OUTCOME MEASURES: Between Jan 2008 and May 2011, MCC with cool-gel packs was used to achieve rectal temperatures of 33...
July 4, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683339/risk-factors-of-metabolic-bone-disease-of-prematurity
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Supamit Ukarapong, Sunil Kumar Batlahally Venkatarayappa, Cristina Navarrete, Gary Berkovitz
OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors that increase risk of metabolic bone disease of prematurity (MBD). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study of infants born between January 2013-April 2014 with gestation age <30weeks and birth weight <1000g. MBD was defined as serum alkaline phosphatase above 500U/L and characteristic radiographic changes. Information was obtained on the presence of specific comorbidities. RESULTS: Of 76 infants evaluated, 40 met criteria for MBD...
July 3, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675824/a-new-type-of-swaddling-clothing-improved-development-of-preterm-infants-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
#17
Yuma Kitase, Yoshiaki Sato, Hirokazu Takahashi, Misaki Shimizu, Chie Ishikawa, Hikaru Yamamoto, Masahiro Hayakawa
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants undergo stress owing to essential treatments and exposure to the extrauterine environment in neonatal intensive care units. AIMS: The aim of this study was to enable preterm infants to maintain adequate positioning with a newly developed swaddling clothing, in order to improve low muscle tone and sleep quality, and to confirm the safety of the clothing. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective clinical trial included an intervention group (preterm infants wearing bag-shaped clothing, allowing only exposure of the head, n=27), and a control group (preterm infants managed only with conventional swaddling, n=12)...
July 1, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672273/does-a-parent-administrated-early-motor-intervention-influence-general-movements-and-movement-character-at-3months-of-age-in-infants-born-preterm
#18
Toril Fjørtoft, Tordis Ustad, Turid Follestad, Per Ivar Kaaresen, Gunn Kristin Øberg
BACKGROUND: Studies of preterm and term-born infants have shown absent fidgety movements and an abnormal movement character to be related to brain lesions and unfavourable neurological outcomes. AIMS: The present study examines what effect a parent-administered early intervention program applied to preterm infants in a randomised control trial (RCT) between 34 and 36weeks gestational age has on their fidgety movements and overall movement character at three months of age...
June 30, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668648/familial-digit-ratio-2d-4d-associations-in-a-general-population-sample-from-wales
#19
Gareth Richards, Wynford Bellin, William Davies
BACKGROUND: The relative length of the second and fourth fingers (2D:4D) may be a sex-linked correlate of prenatal androgen exposure. However, the nature of the sex-linkage is controversial, with evidence for both X- and Y-linkage of the 2D:4D phenotype. AIMS: To examine transgenerational effects relating to sex-linkage. In addition, assortative mating on 2D:4D was considered, as well as associations between 2D:4D and age and sex. STUDY DESIGN: A family study was conducted...
June 29, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645047/neurological-condition-assessed-with-the-hempel-examination-and-cognition-and-behaviour-at-4years
#20
Pamela Schendelaar, Jorien Seggers, Maas Jan Heineman, Mijna Hadders-Algra
AIM: To investigate associations between neurological condition, assessed with the Hempel examination, in terms of minor neurological dysfunction (MND) and neurological optimality, and cognition and behaviour at 4years. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analyses within a prospective, assessor-blinded follow-up study. SUBJECTS: Four-year-old singletons born to subfertile parents (n=235; 120 boys). OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcome parameters were complex minor neurological dysfunction (complex MND) and the neurological optimality score (NOS)...
June 20, 2017: Early Human Development
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