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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29931679/protein-supplementation-of-human-milk-for-promoting-growth-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Emma A Amissah, Julie Brown, Jane E Harding
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants require high protein intake to achieve adequate growth and development. Although breast milk feeding has many benefits for this population, the protein content is highly variable, and inadequate to support rapid infant growth. This is a 2018 update of a Cochrane Review first published in 1999. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether protein-supplemented human milk compared with unsupplemented human milk, fed to preterm infants, improves growth, body composition, cardio-metabolic, and neurodevelopmental outcomes, without significant adverse effects...
June 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29926969/staging-of-necrotising-enterocolitis-by-bell-s-criteria-is-supported-by-a-statistical-pattern-analysis-of-clinical-and-radiological-variables
#2
Sandra Meinich Juhl, Mathias Lühr Hansen, Magdalena Gormsen, Thomas Skov, Gorm Greisen
AIM: Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is often staged according to Bell's 1978 system, but today's NEC cases are more immature than the ones that were used to develop Bell's stages. Our aim was to explore the clinical and radiographic findings of contemporary cases of NEC and spontaneous intestinal perforation. METHODS: We coded the clinical records of all cases of NEC stages I-III and spontaneous intestinal perforation born in 2006-2015 at the tertiary department of neonatology at Rigshospitalet, Denmark, for 16 clinical and radiographic symptoms and signs at disease onset and at climax...
June 21, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29926476/formula-versus-donor-breast-milk-for-feeding-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
#3
REVIEW
Maria Quigley, Nicholas D Embleton, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: When sufficient maternal breast milk is not available, alternative forms of enteral nutrition for preterm or low birth weight (LBW) infants are donor breast milk or artificial formula. Donor breast milk may retain some of the non-nutritive benefits of maternal breast milk for preterm or LBW infants. However, feeding with artificial formula may ensure more consistent delivery of greater amounts of nutrients. Uncertainty exists about the balance of risks and benefits of feeding formula versus donor breast milk for preterm or LBW infants...
June 20, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29890513/summary-protocol-for-a-multi-centre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-enteral-lactoferrin-supplementation-in-newborn-very-preterm-infants-elfin
#4
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In a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT), we are assessing whether giving very preterm (i.e., born at < 32 weeks' gestation) infants prophylactic enteral bovine lactoferrin supplementation (150 mg/kg/day) from shortly after birth until 34 weeks' post-menstrual age reduces the incidence of late-onset invasive infection (primary outcome), all-cause mortality, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, necrotising enterocolitis, retinopathy of prematurity, and the duration of antibiotic exposure, intensive care, and hospital admission...
June 11, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29857555/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-human-milk-feeding-and-morbidity-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#5
REVIEW
Jacqueline Miller, Emma Tonkin, Raechel A Damarell, Andrew J McPhee, Machiko Suganuma, Hiroki Suganuma, Philippa F Middleton, Maria Makrides, Carmel T Collins
This systematic review and meta-analysis synthesised the post-1990 literature examining the effect of human milk on morbidity, specifically necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), late onset sepsis (LOS), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and neurodevelopment in infants born ≤28 weeks' gestation and/or publications with reported infant mean birth weight of ≤1500 g. Online databases including Medline, PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched, and comparisons were grouped as follows: exclusive human milk (EHM) versus exclusive preterm formula (EPTF), any human milk (HM) versus EPTF, higher versus lower dose HM, and unpasteurised versus pasteurised HM...
May 31, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29805286/-cronobacter-species-in-powdered-infant-formula-and-their-detection-methods
#6
Xinjie Song, Hui Teng, Lei Chen, Myunghee Kim
Cronobacter species have been associated with disease outbreaks and sporadic infections, particularly in premature and immunocompromised infants. Cronobacter species can cause foodborne infections such as neonatal meningitis, septicaemia and necrotising enterocolitis. Accordingly, there is an urgent need to control and monitor the Cronobacter species in food, especially in powdered infant formula (PIF) and other baby foods. Therefore, in this review, the isolation and prevalence of Cronobacter species in infant food including PIF and the recent advance of detection methods are discussed for the better understanding on the current research status of Cronobacter species...
April 2018: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29804563/-necrotising-enterocolitis
#7
Peter Bill Juul Ladegaard, Lars Rasmussen, Gitte Zachariassen
Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious complication of prematurity and strikes prematurely in all weight groups. The incidence has been almost unchanged during the latest decades suggesting a limited success with current diagnostic and preventative strategies. Researchers have been looking for novel diagnostic tools to lower the incidence of NEC. Researchers have suggested splitting up NEC in smaller entities to target the preventive strategies, yet no revolutionary tool has been presented. This review is a short overview of the latest knowledge concerning diagnostic strategies...
May 21, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790271/correlation-between-neonatal-outcomes-of-twins-depends-on-the-outcome-secondary-analysis-of-twelve-randomised-controlled-trials
#8
Lisa N Yelland, Ewoud Schuit, Javier Zamora, Philippa F Middleton, Arianne C Lim, Anwar H Nassar, Line Rode, Vicente Serra, Elizabeth A Thom, Christophe Vayssière, Ben Wj Mol, Simon Gates
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the magnitude of the correlation between neonatal outcomes of twins and demonstrate how this information can be used in the design of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in women with twin pregnancies. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from 12 RCTs. SETTING: Obstetric care in multiple countries, 2004-2012. POPULATION OR SAMPLE: 4504 twin pairs born to women who participated in RCTs to assess treatments given during pregnancy...
May 22, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756373/do-feeding-practices-during-transfusion-influence-the-risk-of-developing-necrotising-enterocolitis-in-preterm-infants
#9
Cathie Hilditch, Amy Keir
Our evidence-based review set out to answer the clinical question 'In a preterm infant (patient) with anaemia of prematurity, do feeding practices (intervention) during blood transfusion reduce the risk of developing transfusion-associated necrotising enterocolitis (outcome)'? We found limited evidence that withholding feeding during red blood cell transfusion in preterm infants may reduce the risk of development of transfusion-associated necrotising enterocolitis. As clinical equipoise seemingly exists, it seems reasonable for individual units to make their own decisions regarding whether to withhold or continue enteral feeds during red blood cell transfusion until further evidence is available...
May 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756072/managing-antibiotics-wisely-a-quality-improvement-programme-in-a-tertiary-neonatal-unit-in-the-uk
#10
Vasiliki Makri, Gemma Davies, Stephanie Cannell, Katherine Willson, Lucy Winterson, Joanna Webb, Amit Kandhari, Maha Mansour, Joanne Thomas, Geraint Morris, Jean Matthes, Sujoy Banerjee
Microbial resistance to antibiotics is a serious global health problem compounded by antibiotic overuse and limited investment in new antibiotic research. Inappropriate perinatal antibiotic exposure is increasingly linked to lifelong adverse outcomes through its impact on the developing microbiome. Antibiotic stewardship may be the only effective preventative strategy currently available. As the first tertiary neonatal unit in the UK to collaborate in an international quality improvement programme (QIP) with Vermont Oxford Network (VON), we present the results of our antibiotic stewardship initiative...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726010/lower-versus-higher-oxygen-concentrations-titrated-to-target-oxygen-saturations-during-resuscitation-of-preterm-infants-at-birth
#11
REVIEW
Kei Lui, Lisa J Jones, Jann P Foster, Peter G Davis, See Kwee Ching, Ju Lee Oei, David A Osborn
BACKGROUND: Initial resuscitation with air is well tolerated by most infants born at term. However, the optimal fractional inspired oxygen concentration (FiO2 - proportion of the breathed air that is oxygen) targeted to oxygen saturation (SpO2 - an estimate of the amount of oxygen in the blood) for infants born preterm is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether lower or higher initial oxygen concentrations, when titrated according to oxygen saturation targets during the resuscitation of preterm infants at birth, lead to improved short- and long-term mortality and morbidity...
May 4, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599384/pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-a-preterm-infant-should-we-treat-all-intestinal-pneumatosis-as-necrotising-enterocolitis
#12
Siu Jun Chew, Rajadurai Samuel Victor, Krishna Revanna Gopagondanahalli, Suresh Chandran
Gastric pneumatosisis a very rare site of pneumatosis intestinalis (PI), and we report this finding in a preterm female infant with cyanotic congenital heart disease. The infant was stable initially on nasal intermittent mandatory ventilation; however, torrential pulmonary flow through a large patent ductus arteriosus prompted closure using oral ibuprofen. After an episode of haematochezia, she developed PI, affecting mainly the gastric wall and small intestine with portal venous gas. Her bowel movements were regular, with no abdominal distension or significant gastric aspirates...
March 28, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582131/the-role-of-imaging-in-the-management-of-necrotising-enterocolitis-a-multispecialist-survey-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#13
Margareta Ahle, Hans G Ringertz, Erika Rubesova
OBJECTIVES: To investigate current practices and perceptions of imaging in necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) according to involved specialists, put them in the context of current literature, and identify needs for further investigation. METHODS: Two hundred two neonatologists, paediatric surgeons, and radiologists answered a web-based questionnaire about imaging in NEC at their hospitals. The results were descriptively analysed, using proportion estimates with 95% confidence intervals...
March 26, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526138/comparison-between-two-doses-of-betamethasone-administration-with-12-hours-vs-24-hours-intervals-on-prevention-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-randomised-trial
#14
Maryam Kashanian, Nooshin Eshraghi, Narges Sheikhansari, Arash Bordbar, Elahehsadat Khatami
The purpose of the present study was to compare the effect of a two-dose administration of betamethasone with 12 hours interval vs. 24 hours interval on neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). The study was performed as a randomised clinical trial on 201 pregnant women with a gestational age of 26-34 weeks. In one group 12 mg of betamethasone every 12 hours for two doses and in the other group 12 mg of betamethasone every 24 hours for two doses were prescribed intramuscularly. There were no significant differences between the two groups according to maternal age, parity, gravidity, BMI, neonatal sex, need to surfactant, NICU admission, NICU stay, neonatal death, neonatal sepsis and Apgar score at minutes 1 and 5, but the gestational age at the beginning of the study and delivery receiving complete course of betamethasone and neonatal weight were lower in 24 hours group...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505664/higher-versus-lower-amino-acid-intake-in-parenteral-nutrition-for-newborn-infants
#15
REVIEW
David A Osborn, Tim Schindler, Lisa J Jones, John Kh Sinn, Srinivas Bolisetty
BACKGROUND: Sick newborn and preterm infants frequently are not able to be fed enterally, necessitating parenteral fluid and nutrition. Potential benefits of higher parenteral amino acid (AA) intake for improved nitrogen balance, growth, and infant health may be outweighed by the infant's ability to utilise high intake of parenteral AA, especially in the days after birth. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective is to determine whether higher versus lower intake of parenteral AA is associated with improved growth and disability-free survival in newborn infants receiving parenteral nutrition...
March 5, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431872/interventions-to-prevent-hypothermia-at-birth-in-preterm-and-or-low-birth-weight-infants
#16
REVIEW
Emma M McCall, Fiona Alderdice, Henry L Halliday, Sunita Vohra, Linda Johnston
BACKGROUND: Newborn admission temperature is a strong predictor of outcomes across all gestations. Hypothermia immediately after birth remains a worldwide issue and, if prolonged, is associated with harm. Keeping preterm infants warm is difficult even when recommended routine thermal care guidelines are followed in the delivery room. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of interventions designed for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and/or low birth weight infants applied within 10 minutes after birth in the delivery room, compared with routine thermal care or any other single/combination of intervention(s) also designed for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and/or low birth weight infants applied within 10 minutes after birth in the delivery room...
February 12, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429265/-laboratory-based-characterization-and-traceability-of-an-outbreak-of-necrotising-enterocolitis
#17
Y Li, Y P Dong, D Zhang, F Q Li
Objective: Laboratory-based characterization and traceability were performed on an outbreak of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) happened in a maternal and child health care hospital in China. Methods: Thirty-seven samples were collected from 3 NEC cases, that the clinical manifestations was bloody stools. Clostridium spp . isolation and identification were carried out on stool, breast milk, milk-based infant powder and environmental swab samples collected during NEC outbreak from October to November in 2016...
February 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409546/suspected-necrotising-enterocolitis-after-surgery-for-chd-an-opportunity-to-improve-practice-and-outcomes
#18
Eleanor L Schuchardt, Jon Kaufman, Bridget Lucas, Kendra Tiernan, Suzanne Osorio Lujan, Cindy Barrett
Infants with CHD are at increased risk of necrotising enterocolitis, which can interfere with the achievement of adequate nutrition and, ultimately, growth and development. Necrotising enterocolitis is classified by severity as suspected, confirmed, and advanced. We sought to quantify the incidence of all types of necrotising enterocolitis among infants who underwent surgery, with a particular focus on suspected necrotising enterocolitis. This is a retrospective review of all infants <6 months of age who underwent cardiac surgery during 2012 and 2013 at Children's Hospital Colorado...
May 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393261/body-composition-following-necrotising-enterocolitis-in-preterm-infants
#19
Christoph Binder, Nicholas Longford, Chris Gale, Neena Modi, Sabita Uthaya
BACKGROUND: The optimal nutritional regimen for preterm infants, including those that develop necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective here was to evaluate body composition at term in infants following NEC, in comparison with healthy infants. The primary outcome measure was non-adipose tissue mass (non-ATM). METHODS: We compared body composition assessed by magnetic resonance imaging at term in infants born <31 weeks of gestational age that participated in NEON, a trial comparing incremental versus immediate delivery of parenteral amino acids on non-ATM, and SMOF versus intralipid on intrahepatocellular lipid content...
2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384838/probiotics-for-preterm-infants-a-strain-specific-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#20
Chris H P van den Akker, Johannes B van Goudoever, Hania Szajewska, Nicholas D Embleton, Iva Hojsak, Daan Reid, Raanan Shamir
OBJECTIVES: Several randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the use of probiotics to reduce morbidity and mortality in preterm infants have provided inconsistent results. Whilst meta-analyses that group all of the used strains together, suggest efficacy, it is not possible to determine the most effective strain which is more relevant to the clinician. We therefore used a network meta-analysis (NMA) approach in order to identify strains with greatest efficacy. METHODS: A PubMed search identified placebo-controlled or head-to-head RCTs investigating probiotics in preterm infants...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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