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Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854519/isolated-neonatal-mri-punctate-white-matter-lesions-in-very-preterm-neonates-and-quality-of-life-at-school-age
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C Arberet, M Proisy, J L Fausser, M Curt, P Bétrémieux, C Tréguier, C Rozel, P Pladys
OBJECTIVE: To study the quality of life at school age of very preterm infants presenting isolated punctate periventricular white matter lesions (IPWL) on late-preterm or term magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: In 1996-2000, 16 of the 131 very preterm neonates explored by MRI were found to have IPWL. At the age of 9-14, 12 children from the IPWL group were compared with 54 children born preterm but with a normal MRI (no lesion). Quality of life (Health Status Classification System Pre School questionnaire), school performance, and motor outcome were investigated...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854518/intestinal-perforation-in-the-premature-infant
#2
K Vongbhavit, M A Underwood
OBJECTIVE: To compare demographic data, prenatal and postnatal characteristics, laboratory data, and outcomes in a cohort of premature infants with spontaneous ileal perforation (SIP), surgical necrotizing enterocolitis (sNEC) and matched controls. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of infants with intestinal perforation with a birth weight (BW) less than 2,000 grams and gestational age (GA) less than 34 weeks and infants without perforation matched for BW (±150 grams) and GA (±1week)...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854517/the-effect-of-meconium-exposure-on-the-expression-and-differentiation-of-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#3
T J Jensen, J E Shui, C M Finck
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to determine if exposure to meconium would alter the phenotype of amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells (AF-MSCs) and the ability of these cells to be differentiated into distal airway type cells. METHODS: Meconium was collected, lyophilized and resuspended in PBS at 3 different concentrations (high, medium, and low). AF-MSCs were cultured in the presence of this meconium suspension for 8 hours and then analyzed for changes in gene expression...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854516/risk-of-morbidity-following-catheter-removal-among-neonates-with-catheter-associated-bloodstream-infection
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J S Garland, S Kanneberg, K A Mayr, D M Porter, A Vanden Heuvel, J Kurziak, T L McAuliffe
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that infectious morbidities following percutaneously inserted central venous catheter (PICC) removal would be greater among neonates with central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLBASI). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study, included all neonates who required a PICC over a ten-year period. Outcomes assessed following PICC removal included: late bloodstream infection, rule-out sepsis workups, need for a subsequent PICC and antibiotic days and PICC days after PICC removal...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854515/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-the-management-of-a-rare-cause-of-hemolytic-disease-of-the-newborn-anti-sara-antibodies
#5
Rohini Venkataraman, Kamran Yusuf
Hemolytic disease of newborn (HDN) is a condition that develops in a fetus, when the IgG molecules produced by the mother pass through the placenta and attack the fetal red blood cells. HDN can occur due to Rh and ABO incompatibilities between the mother and the fetus as well as due to other allo-immune antibodies belonging to Kell (K and k), Duffy (Fya), Kidd (Jka and Jkb), and MNS (M, N, S, and s) systems. Role of intravenous immunoglobulin in management of HDN is not clear.SARA red blood cell antigen, first discovered in 1990 is a low frequency antigen...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854514/reduction-in-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-improved-outcomes-in-preterm-infants-following-routine-supplementation-with-lactobacillus-gg-in-combination-with-bovine-lactoferrin
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Michael P Meyer, Tanith Alexander
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants remain at high risk of adverse outcomes following necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and late onset sepsis (LOS). Meta-analysis of randomized trials has indicated a reduction in severe NEC following use of probiotics and bovine lactoferrin (LF). Overall, however, uncertainty remains over which probiotic, or combination to use. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of severe NEC and LOS before and after routine supplementation with Lactobacillus GG (LGG) and LF...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854513/preoperative-metabolic-acidosis-in-infants-with-gastroschisis
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W El-Naggar, A Almudeer, M Vincer, N L Yanchar
INTRODUCTION: There is little in literature regarding preoperative management of infants with gastroschisis. It is unclear if these infants develop metabolic acidosis as a consequence of prolonged intrauterine gut compromise or dehydration secondary to increased fluid loss. AIM: To assess the frequency of preoperative metabolic acidosis in infants with gastroschisis and investigate whether this acidosis reflects degree of gut compromise. METHODS: All infants with gastroschisis born between May 2005 and April 2013 in a single tertiary care center were reviewed...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854512/cerebral-oxygenation-and-desaturations-in-preterm-infants-a-longitudinal-data-analysis
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Benjamin Mayer, Moritz Pohl, Helmut D Hummler, Manuel B Schmid
OBJECTIVE: Hypoxemic episodes commonly occur in very preterm infants and may be associated with several adverse effects. Cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) as measured by near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) may be a useful measure to assess brain oxygenation. However, knowledge on variability of StO2 is limited in preterm infants at this time, so StO2 dependency on arterial oxygenation (SpO2) and heart rate (HR) was assessed in preterm infants using statistical methods of time series analysis...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854511/neonatal-complex-arrhythmias-possibly-related-to-a-ttn-mutation
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William N Evans, Ruben J Acherman, Ian H Law, Nicholas H Von Bergen, Ricardo A Samson, Humberto Restrepo
We describe a neonate born with complex arrhythmias that included concurrent atrial and ventricular tachycardias. Genetic testing demonstrated a mutation in the TTN gene, which codes for titin, a large protein found in striated muscle sarcomeres. The complex arrhythmias were successfully treated with amiodarone and flecainide. The patient remains asymptomatic with normal biventricular function. We speculate that the complex arrhythmias and TTN gene mutation may be related.
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854510/troponin-t-as-a-biomarker-in-neonates-with-perinatal-asphyxia
#10
T Abiramalatha, M Kumar, S Chandran, Y Sudhakar, M Thenmozhi, N Thomas
BACKGROUND: Troponin-T is a commonly used cardiac biomarker, which could be useful in perinatal asphyxia. We aimed to analyze troponin-T concentrations in asphyxiated neonates and to correlate the concentrations with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Data were collected from electronic medical records of neonates diagnosed with perinatal asphyxia over a period of four years. RESULTS: There were 63 neonates with moderate to severe encephalopathy, in whom serial troponin-T concentrations had been done on days 1, 3, and 7...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854509/hemorrhagic-cystitis-in-pregnancy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
P Stella, A Miranda, S Lopez, G Morosetti, E Piccione, R Angioli, S Capriglione
Hemorrhagic cystitis is generally a benign self-limited disorder, however there are some severe cases which are associated to a significant blood loss. The etiology may be either bacterial, viral or chemical in origin; though the cause is not identified in most of the cases. Immunocompromised patients or patients who have undergone chemotherapy or radiation constitute the highest risk group. There are only a few articles about hemorrhagic cystitis in pregnancy, frequently associated with preterm labor. We describe, for the first time in literature, one patient with a clinical status of hematuria in two consequent pregnancies, without any identified cause and a medical history negative for recurrent or hemorrhagic cystitis and we report an overview of literature concerning this topic...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854508/the-influence-of-the-built-environment-on-adverse-birth-outcomes
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N Woods, J Gilliland, J A Seabrook
Adverse birth outcomes are associated with neonatal morbidity and mortality, and higher risk for coronary heart disease, non-insulin-dependent diabetes and hypertension in adulthood. Although there has been considerable research investigating the association between maternal and environmental factors on adverse birth outcomes, one risk factor, not fully understood, is the influence of the built environment. A search of MEDLINE, Scopus, and Cochrane was conducted to find articles assessing the influence of the built environment on preterm birth (PTB), low birth weight (LBW), and small-for-gestational-age (SGA)...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854507/improving-handover-between-the-transport-team-and-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-staff-in-neonatal-transports-using-the-plan-do-study-act-tool
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M J Kresch, S Christensen, M Kurtz, J Lubin
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to achieve 100% effective handover from the critical care transport team to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) medical team. STUDY DESIGN: All patients transferred from referring hospitals by the critical care transport team to the Level IV NICU were included. Data for each infant was collected prospectively. The percentage of transported patients for which medical team and nursing handover occurred was recorded. A quality improvement project was launched using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) tool...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854506/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-following-pda-ligation-in-a-preterm-neonate
#14
R G LaGrandeur, M Tran, C Merchant, C Uy
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a life-threatening complication of blood product transfusion characterized by sudden onset hypoxemic respiratory failure with bilateral lung infiltrates and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema developing within 6 hours of transfusion. It is believed to be under-recognized, particularly among preterm neonates in whom co-existing developmental lung disease adds diagnostic complexity. Here we report the case of a preterm neonate who developed TRALI during a blood transfusion following PDA ligation...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854505/impact-of-prenatal-diagnosis-of-fetus-in-fetu
#15
E K Sewell, B Massa-Buck, E I Rubio, A N Massaro, A Badillo, E Puscasiu, R Broth, T Falika-King, B Nies, A Penn
Fetus in fetu (FIF) is an extremely rare condition (1/500,000 live births) in which a fetiform structure is incorporated into the body of its twin. FIF can be a diagnostic dilemma due to its similarity to a teratoma, but identification of FIF is important for subsequent medical and surgical management. We compare two cases of fetal masses diagnosed on prenatal imaging that were later identified as FIF through further radiological, surgical, and pathologic evaluation. We use these cases to illustrate key pre- and postnatal features of FIF and highlight the benefits of prenatal detection and follow-up for postnatal management...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453494/abstracts-of-the-25th-european-workshop-on-neonatology-westerburg-castle-germany-may-28th-31st-2017
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2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409762/readmission-for-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia-in-an-area-with-a-high-prevalence-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-a-hospital-based-retrospective-study
#17
A Al-Omran, S Al-Abdi, Z Al-Salam
BACKGROUND: Hyperbilirubinemia is one of the most common causes of neonatal readmission to hospital. AIMS: To assess risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia among neonates readmitted for this condition and the ratio of the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) to the mean corpuscular volume (MCV). METHODS: We retrospectively studied the clinical and laboratory findings, management and possible risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia in 301 neonates born at ≥35 weeks gestation and readmitted to hospital owing to hyperbilirubinemia over five years...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409761/the-question-of-whether-or-not-to-perform-therapeutic-hypothermia-a-case-of-neonatal-spinal-cord-injury
#18
K Yokoi, S Kobayashi, K Muramatsu, S Suzuki, H Gotou
Neonatal spinal cord injury is an extremely rare perinatal complication that often occurs concurrently with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), further complicating diagnosis of spinal cord injury. Although therapeutic hypothermia for moderate to severe HIE is widely recommended in Japan, it is difficult to determine whether it satisfies the neurological findings-related entry criteria in some patients.We describe a female infant with neonatal spinal cord injury after forceps delivery, who underwent therapeutic hypothermia upon diagnosis of HIE...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409760/delivery-room-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-and-early-pneumothorax-in-term-newborn-infants
#19
L Clevenger, J R Britton
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between delivery room (DR) continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and pneumothorax (PT) in term newborns. METHODS: Two studies performed in community hospitals used data extracted from computerized records of term newborns. Infants receiving positive pressure ventilation in the DR were excluded. Tabulated data included receipt of DR CPAP, PT on the day of birth, and gestational age (GA). In a case-control study from 2001-2013, infants with PT were compared to controls without PT but with respiratory distress or hypoxia persisting from birth for receipt of DR CPAP...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409759/influence-of-central-hemodynamics-on-vv-ecmo-oxygen-delivery-in-neonatal-animal-model
#20
M M Said, O Rivera, G T Mikesell, K Rais-Bahrami
BACKGROUND: Recirculation of oxygenated blood in venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) can decrease the oxygen delivery provided by the ECMO support. This study investigated the influence of central hemodynamics and catheter position on the amount of recirculation and oxygen delivery during VV ECMO. METHODS: Recirculation was measured in seven newborn lambs (mean weight 4.7 kg) during VV ECMO using the ELSA Monitor (Transonic Systems, Inc., Ithaca, NY) and using the central venous line (CVL) method...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
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