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Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726791/implementation-of-a-multidisciplinary-guideline-improves-preterm-infant-admission-temperatures
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M W Harer, B Vergales, T Cady, A Early, C Chisholm, J R Swanson
BACKGROUND: Hypothermia is a common problem in preterm infants immediately following delivery.Local problem:The rate of admission hypothermia in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was above the rate of comparable NICUs in the Vermont Oxford Network. METHODS: To reduce the rate of preterm admission hypothermia, a quality improvement (QI) project was implemented, utilizing the plan-do-study-act (PDSA) methodology. A guideline for delivery room thermoregulation management in <35-week infants at the University of Virginia was created and put into practice by a multidisciplinary team...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726790/improvements-in-the-delivery-of-resuscitation-and-newborn-care-after-helping-babies-breathe-training
#2
B D Kamath-Rayne, S Josyula, A R L Rule, J C Vasquez
BACKGROUND: To evaluate changes in neonatal resuscitation and postnatal care following Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) training at a community hospital in rural Honduras. We hypothesized that HBB training would improve resuscitation and essential newborn care interventions. METHODS: Direct observation and video recording of delivery room care spanned before and after an initial HBB workshop held in August 2013. Rates of essential newborn care interventions were compared in resuscitations performed by individuals who had and had not received HBB training, and run charts recording performance of newborn care practices over time were developed...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726789/predominant-area-of-brain-lesions-in-neonates-with-herpes-simplex-encephalitis
#3
H Kidokoro, L S de Vries, C Ogawa, Y Ito, A Ohno, F Groenendaal, S Saitoh, A Okumura, Y Ito, J Natsume
OBJECTIVE: Nonspecific manifestations and a varied distribution of brain lesions can delay the diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) in neonates. The aim of this study was to report predominant brain lesions in neonatal HSE, and then to investigate the association between pattern of predominant brain lesions, clinical variables and neurodevelopmental outcome. STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter retrospective study was performed in neonates diagnosed with HSE between 2009 and 2014...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682319/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-and-early-childhood-morbidity-and-mortality-in-washington-state-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
C E Witt, K E Rudd, P Bhatraju, F P Rivara, S E Hawes, N S Weiss
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the association between neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and long-term childhood morbidity and infant mortality. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cohort study of infants born in Washington State during 1990 to 2008 who were diagnosed with NAS (n=1900) or were unexposed (n=12,283, frequency matched by birth year). 5-year hospital readmissions and infant mortality were ascertained. RESULTS: Children with history of NAS had increased risk of readmission during the first 5 years of life relative to unexposed children; this remained statistically significant after adjustment for maternal age, maternal education, gestational age and intrapartum smoking status (readmission rates: NAS=21...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682318/impact-of-antidepressant-treatment-during-pregnancy-on-obstetric-outcomes-among-women-previously-treated-for-depression-an-observational-cohort-study
#5
K K Venkatesh, V M Castro, R H Perlis, A J Kaimal
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of pharmacologic treatment for depression on obstetric outcomes in women treated for depression during the 2 years prior to pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study among 2859 women treated for depression during the 2 years prior to pregnancy. The primary exposure was any antidepressant treatment during pregnancy. Secondary analyses examined the impact of treatment by period of antidepressant exposure. Multivariable logistic regression models as well as propensity score analysis was utilized...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682317/a-management-strategy-that-reduces-nicu-admissions-and-decreases-charges-from-the-front-line-of-the-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-epidemic
#6
S Loudin, J Werthammer, L Prunty, S Murray, J I Shapiro, T H Davies
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test a specialized needs-based management model for a high volume of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) while controlling costs and reducing neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) bed usage. STUDY DESIGN: Data were analyzed from inborn neonates >35 weeks' gestational age with the diagnosis of NAS (ICD9-CM 779.5), requiring pharmacologic treatment and discharged from 2010 through 2015. Significance was determined using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney as well as χ(2) for trend...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682316/neonatal-outcomes-based-on-mode-and-intensity-of-delivery-room-resuscitation
#7
A Bashir, B Bird, L Wu, S Welles, H Taylor, E Anday, V Bhandari
OBJECTIVE: To examine outcomes of neonates based on the mode and intensity of resuscitation received in the delivery room (DR). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of 439 infants with birth weight ⩽1500 g receiving DR resuscitation at two hospital centers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. RESULTS: Of 439 infants, 22 (5%) received routine care, 188 (43%) received noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (PPV) and 229 (52%) received endotracheal tube (ETT) intubation in the DR...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682315/congenital-syphilis-in-neonates-with-nonreactive-nontreponemal-test-results
#8
P S Wozniak, J B Cantey, F Zeray, N K Leos, J S Sheffield, G D Wendel, P J Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: Infants whose mothers had syphilis during pregnancy were studied to determine how often exposed newborns with normal physical examinations and nonreactive nontreponemal serologic tests had abnormal laboratory or radiographic studies. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from infants born to mothers with syphilis and had a normal examination and a nonreactive nontreponemal test. Some infants had IgM immunoblotting, PCR testing or rabbit infectivity testing (RIT) performed...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661515/surfactant-utilization-and-short-term-outcomes-in-an-era-of-non-invasive-respiratory-support-in-canadian-neonatal-intensive-care-units
#9
K Raghuram, A Mukerji, J Young, W Yee, M Seshia, K Dow, V Shah
OBJECTIVE: Increased use of non-invasive respiratory support (NRS) in the delivery room management of preterm neonates has resulted in delayed surfactant treatment, yet the short-term effects of this change are unknown. The aim of this study was to comparatively evaluate the use of surfactant and the short-term outcomes prior to and after the implementation of early routine use of NRS. STUDY DESIGN: Eligible infants of <29 weeks gestational age (GA) admitted to a Canadian tertiary neonatal center during two time periods (2005 to 2008 and 2010 to 2013) were included in this retrospective cohort study...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661514/delivery-room-resuscitation-and-adverse-outcomes-among-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
#10
S Arnon, T Dolfin, B Reichman, R H Regev, L Lerner-Geva, V Boyko, I Litmanovitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate risk factors and impact of delivery room cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DR-CPR) on very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: A national, population-based, observational study evaluating risk factors and short-term neonatal outcomes associated with DR-CPR among VLBW, extremely preterm infants (EPIs, 24 to 27 weeks' gestation) and very preterm infants (VPI, 28 to 31 weeks' gestation) born in 1995 to 2010. RESULTS: Among 17 564 VLBW infants, 636 (3...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661513/mid-childhood-outcomes-after-pre-viable-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#11
M H Bentsen, E Satrell, H Reigstad, S L Johnsen, M Vollsæter, O D Røksund, G Greve, A Berg, T Markestad, T Halvorsen
OBJECTIVES: Investigate cardiorespiratory outcomes in children surviving previable preterm premature rupture of membranes (PV-PPROM) before 22 weeks' gestational age (GA) with minimum 2 weeks latency. STUDY DESIGN: Single institution, follow-up of retrospectively identified children who were born after PV-PPROM during 2000-2004, and individually matched preterm-born controls. RESULTS: Eleven PV-PPROM and matched control children were included at mean age of 10...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617430/physician-views-regarding-the-benefits-and-burdens-of-prenatal-surgery-for-myelomeningocele
#12
R M Antiel, C A Collura, A W Flake, M P Johnson, N E Rintoul, J D Lantos, F A Curlin, J C Tilburt, S D Brown, C Feudtner
OBJECTIVE: Examine how pediatric and obstetrical subspecialists view benefits and burdens of prenatal myelomeningocele (MMC) closure. STUDY DESIGN: Mail survey of 1200 neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and maternal-fetal medicine specialists (MFMs). RESULTS: Of 1176 eligible physicians, 670 (57%) responded. Most respondents disagreed (68%, 11% strongly) that open fetal surgery places an unacceptable burden on women and their families. Most agreed (65%, 10% strongly) that denying the benefits of open maternal-fetal surgery is unfair to the future child...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617429/comparison-between-bilistick-system-and-transcutaneous-bilirubin-in-assessing-total-bilirubin-serum-concentration-in-jaundiced-newborns
#13
C Greco, I F Iskander, D M Akmal, S Z El Houchi, D A Khairy, G Bedogni, R P Wennberg, C Tiribelli, C D Coda Zabetta
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance and accuracy of the JM-103 transcutaneous bilirubinometer and Bilistick System in measuring total serum bilirubin for the early identification of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. STUDY DESIGN: The study was performed on 126 consecutive term and near-term (⩾36 weeks' gestational age) jaundiced newborns in Cairo University Children Hospital NICU, Egypt. Total serum bilirubin was assayed concurrently by the clinical laboratory and Bilistick System and estimated using the JM-103 transcutaneous bilirubin instrument...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617428/creation-of-interdisciplinary-guidelines-for-care-of-women-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-pregnancy-loss
#14
A Catlin
A research trajectory is reported that created state-of-the-art interdisciplinary guidelines for care of women and their families who arrive in the emergency department with pregnancy loss. These guidelines include attention to mother and family bereavement as well as care of the fetus. Design was a triangulated non-experimental exploratory action research for the purpose of changing practice. Included were: (1) A qualitative study of emergency room nurses and physicians to assess beliefs/barriers to providing optimal care for pregnancy loss patients...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617427/mortality-among-infants-with-evolving-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-increases-with-major-surgery-and-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#15
L B DeVries, R J Heyne, C Ramaciotti, L S Brown, M A Jaleel, V S Kapadia, P J Burchfield, L P Brion
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether mortality in patients with evolving bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD, defined as ⩾28 days of oxygen exposure with lung disease) is independently associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Single institution retrospective birth cohort of preterm infants with gestational age (GA) 23(0/7) to 36(6/7) weeks, and evolving BPD delivered between 2001 and 2014. Surgery was classified as minor or major using published criteria...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617426/prenatal-non-treatment-decisions-in-extreme-prematurity-evaluation-of-decisional-conflict-and-regret-among-parents
#16
R Geurtzen, J Draaisma, R Hermens, H Scheepers, M Woiski, A van Heijst, M Hogeveen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Decisional Conflict and Regret among parents regarding the decision on initiating comfort or active care in extreme prematurity and to relate these to decision-making characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: A nationwide, multicenter, cross-sectional study using an online survey in the Netherlands. Data were collected from March 2015 to March 2016 among all parents with infants born at 24(+0/7)-24(+6/7) weeks gestational age in 2010-2013. The survey contained a Decisional Conflict and Decision Regret Scale (potential scores range from 0 to 100) and decision-making characteristics...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617425/does-preterm-period-sleep-development-predict-early-childhood-growth-trajectories
#17
M R Winkler, J Park, W Pan, D H Brandon, M Scher, D Holditch-Davis
OBJECTIVE: The current study examined the relationship between sleep state development across the preterm and early post-term periods and subsequent growth trajectories from 1 to 27 months corrected age. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively from 111 preterm infants (⩽34 weeks gestation) who participated in a multi-site longitudinal study. Separate longitudinal parallel process models were calculated for each sleep state (active and quiet sleep) and growth (weight, length and body mass index (BMI) Z-scores) variable to estimate the associations between their developmental trajectories...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617424/outcomes-following-indomethacin-prophylaxis-in-extremely-preterm-infants-in-an-all-referral-nicu
#18
T D Nelin, E Pena, T Giacomazzi, S Lee, J W Logan, M Moallem, R Bapat, E G Shepherd, L D Nelin
OBJECTIVE: We examined data from a contemporary cohort of extreme prematurity (EP) infants admitted to an all-referral Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to determine whether prophylactic indomethacin (PI) may continue to benefit these patients. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study utilizing the small baby ICU data registry that was queried for all EP infants admitted between 2005 and 2014 with documentation of PI use (671 total EP infants; 141 (21%) did not receive PI (control); 530 (79%) received PI (PI)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617423/relationship-between-temperature-variability-and-brain-injury-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-cooled-newborn-infants-after-perinatal-asphyxia
#19
B Brotschi, R Gunny, C Rethmann, U Held, B Latal, C Hagmann
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was whether temperature management during therapeutic hypothermia correlates with the severity of brain injury assessed on magnetic resonance imaging in term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospectively collected register data from the National Asphyxia and Cooling Register of Switzerland were analyzed. RESULT: Fifty-five newborn infants were cooled for 72 h with a target temperature range of 33 to 34 °C...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617422/reduced-narcotic-and-sedative-utilization-in-a-nicu-after-implementation-of-pain-management-guidelines
#20
D Rana, B Bellflower, J Sahni, A J Kaplan, N T Owens, E L Arrindell, A J Talati, R Dhanireddy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the opioid and benzodiazepine usage in a level IV NICU after implementation of pain guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: Guidelines were developed for infants undergoing surgical procedures and infants on mechanical ventilation. Data collected for period 1 (July to December 2013) and period 2 (March to August 2014). RESULTS: Gestational age, birth weight and infants with hypoxic respiratory failure or requiring major procedures were comparable in two periods...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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