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Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Ufuk Cakir, Cuneyt Tayman, Erbu Yarci, Halid Halil, Mehmet Buyuktiryaki, Hulya Ozkan Ulu, Cigdem Yucel, Serife Suna Oguz
OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the diagnostic value of endocan and interleukin (IL)-33 in infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and to compare their effectiveness with C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). METHODS: Eighty four preterm infants including control (n = 42) and NEC (n = 42) were eligible. Blood samples were obtained from infants in the NEC for the assessment of CRP, IL-6, endocan and IL-33 serum levels at the time of diagnosis (first day), at the third and seventh days of NEC...
November 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Tian Dong, Daniel Sher, Qiong Luo
OBJECTIVE: To measure the relative risk of pregnancy complications and adverse outcomes in women with placental chorioangioma, and postnatal developmental deficiencies in their offspring. METHODS: We designed a retrospective cohort study using records from 140 387 pregnancies at our hospital between 1 January, 2008 and 1 July, 2017. Follow up of children in the placental chorioangioma group was conducted by phone interview. RESULTS: Placental chorioangioma was diagnosed in 56 patients (incidence = 0...
November 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Eleftheria Ntaouti, Fragiskos Gonidakis, Eirini Nikaina, Dionysios Varelas, George Creatsas, George Chrousos, Tania Siahanidou
AIMS: To validate the Greek version of Kennerley and Gath's Blues Questionnaire (BQ) and gather further knowledge on maternity blues (MB) associations with certain clinical and sociodemographic factors in Greek population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 116 postpartum women, who met the inclusion criteria, completed the Blues Questionnaire and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale on the third day after delivery. Sociodemographic and clinical data were also collected...
November 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Joshua I Rosenbloom, Adam K Lewkowitz, Kristina E Sondgeroth, Jessica L Hudson, George A Macones, Alison G Cahill, Methodius G Tuuli, Su-Hsin Chang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether administration of antenatal late-preterm betamethasone is cost-effective in the immediate neonatal period. STUDY DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis of late-preterm betamethasone administration with a time horizon of 7.5 days was conducted using a health-system perspective. Data for neonatal outcomes, including respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN), and hypoglycemia, were from the Antenatal Betamethasone for Women at Risk for Late-Preterm Delivery trial...
November 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Cecilie Revhaug, Magdalena Zasada, Anne Gro W Rognlien, Clara-Cecilie Günther, Agnieszka Grabowska, Teofila Książek, Anna Madetko-Talowska, Katarzyna, Szewczyk, Mirolaw Bik-Multanowski, Przemko Kwinta, Jacek J Pietrzyk, Lars O Baumbusch, Ola D Saugstad
OBJECTIVE: To examine the gene expression regarding pulmonary vascular disease in experimental bronchopulmonary dysplasia in young mice. Premature delivery puts babies at risk of severe complications. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a common complication of premature birth leading to lifelong affection of pulmonary function. BPD is recognized as a disease of arrested alveolar development. The disease process is not fully described and no complete cure or prevention is known. The focus of interest in the search for treatment and prevention of BPD has traditionally been at airspace level; however, the pulmonary vasculature is increasingly acknowledged in the pathology of BPD...
November 14, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Pallavi Saxena, Dibyabhaba Pradhan, Rashi Verma, Shashi Nandar Kumar, Ravi Deval, Arun Kumar Jain
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco-smoking is one of the most important risk factor for preterm delivery, pregnancy loss, low birth weight, and fetal growth restriction. It is estimated that approximately 30% of growth-restricted neonates could be independently associated with maternal smoking. METHODS: In this study, gene expression profile, GSE11798, was chosen from GEO database with an aim to perceive change in gene expression signature in new born due to maternal smoking...
November 14, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Eva Johanne Leknes Jensen, Karin Ulrike Deibele, Thomas Scholbach, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø
OBJECTIVES: Maternal intra-abdominal pressure and hemodynamics change during pregnancy. The kidneys are susceptible to the adverse effects of elevated intra-abdominal pressure. The aim of this study was to compare venous and arterial blood flow between the right and left kidney in the third trimester in women without known pregnancy complications. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study in 50 women with uncomplicated third trimester pregnancies at Trondheim University Hospital, Norway, from January to April 2018...
November 13, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Won-Ho Hahn, Seong Phil Bae, Seunghyun Song, Suyeon Park, Joohyun Lee, Jong-Bok Seo, Nam Mi Kang
PURPOSE: Human milk (HM) proteins are known as important factors in growing and development of neonates. For longer and easier storage of HM, freeze-drying is suggested as one of the promising methods for HM banks. However, the effects of freeze-drying on HM proteins were not evaluated yet. The purpose of this study is to analyze and compare proteomic data before and after the freeze-drying. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Totally nine fresh HM samples were collected from three healthy mothers at 15 and 60 days of lactation period...
November 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Fang Yuan Luo, Susan Crawford, Olivier Drouin, Rati Chadha
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are major causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, and postpartum hypertensive complications have significant implications on maternal health and public health care system. Antepartum community care programs for hypertension are in place at major centres of Canada, however such a program for postpartum are usually lacking, and could be a cost-effective solution to reduce postpartum hypertensive complications. OBJECTIVES: To assess the proportion of women who present to the emergency department (ED) or outpatient clinics for postpartum hypertensive (PPHTN) complications up to 6 weeks postpartum, among pregnancies complicated by antenatal hypertensive disorders in Calgary, Canada...
November 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Niccolò Giovannini, Giulia Emily Cetera, Valentina Signorelli, Fabio Parazzini, Ilaria Baini, Irene Cetin
OBJECTIVE: This prospective study aims to analyze how CO and NO2 exposure during pregnancy affects birth and placental weight as well as umbilical arterial pH. STUDY DESIGN: The population in study includes 3614 women born in Italy, living in Lombardia Region, consecutively admitted to the Clinica Mangiagalli for an elective cesarean section from January 2004 to December 2006. Outdoor air quality data was provided by the Department of the Regional Environmental Protection Agency and obtained by a network of fixed monitoring stations distributed in eight geographical areas across the region...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Helena A Watson, A H Shennan
Faron et al.'s dismissal of fFN in screening asymptomatic women is based on a flawed assumption that positive likelihood ratios (PLR) < 10 and negative likelihood ratios (NLR) > 0.1 are not valuable, and on evaluation of qualitative fFN only. We would argue that there is ample evidence to support its use in asymptomatic high-risk women and in threatened preterm labour when used in its quantitative form, not analysed in this meta-analysis.
November 8, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
G Faron, L Gucciardo, L Balepa
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November 8, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Moshe Hod
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November 8, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Francesco Cavallin, Daniele Trevisanuto, Aye Thein, Amanda Booth, Gaston Arnolda, Danica Kumara, Phyu U, Sandar Myint, Luciano Moccia
AIM: To evaluate the role of pathway to admission for jaundice among the risk factors for exchange transfusion in outborn infants in a low resource setting. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study (1:1 ratio) was carried out at the Yankin Children's Hospital in Yangon (Myanmar). All cases were neonates admitted for treatment of jaundice between March 2013 and February 2014 and who required exchange transfusion. Each control was the next noncase neonate admitted for treatment of jaundice and treated with phototherapy...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Poh Yi Wen, Elisha Broom, Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To determine key demographic and intrapartum antecedents predisposing to severe adverse neonatal outcome at term. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of severe adverse neonatal outcomes of nonanomalous singleton term births at an Australian tertiary maternity unit between January 2007 and April 2017. Serious neonatal outcome (SNO) was defined as any of the following: Apgar score ≤ 3 at 5 minutes, severe respiratory distress syndrome, severe acidosis, admission into neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), stillbirth or neonatal death...
November 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Stephen Wood, Selphee Tang
AIM: A previous large case-control study had documented association between large for gestational age birth weight and stillbirth. We sought to replicate this novel finding. METHODS: Retrospective cohort with nested case-control analyses. The data source was a large Canadian perinatal database. Stillbirth was defined as no signs of life at delivery ≥23-weeks gestation. Small and large for gestational age at birth weights were defined using standard Canadian, American, and ultrasound norms...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Gayatri Athalye-Jape, Novia Minaee, Elizabeth Nathan, Karen Simmer, Sanjay Patole
INTRODUCTION: Faecal bifidobacteria response after  Bifidobacterium breve  M-16 V supplementation was comparable in preterm small (SGA) versus appropriate for gestational age (AGA) infants. OBJECTIVES: To compare clinical outcomes between preterm SGA versus AGA infants after routine probiotic supplementation (RPS) with Bifidobacterium breve  M-16V (3 × 109 cfu/day). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (June 2012 - August 2015) comparing outcomes between preterm (< 34 weeks, Subgroup: < 29 weeks) SGA versus AGA infants after RPS with B...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Soo Hyun Kim, Yoo-Min Kim, Ji-Hee Sung, Suk-Joo Choi, Soo-Young Oh, Cheong-Rae Roh
OBJECTIVES: Birth order is one of the main factors that influences the neonatal outcome of twins. However, there is little prior data regarding the effect of birth order under different clinical circumstances. This study investigates the effect of birth order on the neonatal outcomes of twins delivered during early-preterm, late-preterm and term gestations according to chorionicity, delivery mode and indication for delivery. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of women with twin pregnancies delivered at 24-40 weeks of gestation between 1995 and 2014...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Wei Chen, Jialin Qi, Yanjie Shang, Lipin Ren, Yadong Guo
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) and spontaneous hepatic rupture both are extremely rare complications of pregnancy that can be fatal to mother and/or child. AFE is characterized by a sudden collapse of the cardiovascular system, a change in mental status, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), occurring immediately during labor, delivery, or postpartum, caused by the inflow of amniotic components into the maternal circulation. Spontaneous hepatic rupture during pregnancy which is most often occurs alongside hypertensive disorders, eclampsia, or HELLP syndrome...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Malika Leneuve-Dorilas, Pierre Buekens, Anne Favre, Gabriel Carles, Alphonse Louis, Gerard Breart, Mathieu Nacher
OBJECTIVE: Given the high rate of premature birth in French Guiana (13.5%), and its stability in time, the aim of the present study was to define a predictive score for preterm birth in women with a unique pregnancy in order to help prioritize health resources in the local context. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on all deliveries of unique pregnancies in French Guiana collected between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014 in the Registre d'Issue de Grossesse Informatisé (RIGI), a registry that collects data on live births over 22 weeks of amenorrhea on the territory...
November 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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