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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212589/a-multicenter-initiative-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-in-texas-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Alice Gong, Charleta Guillory, Liza Creel, Judith Ellen Livingtson, Tiffany M McKee-Garrett, Regine Fortunov
Objective The objective of this study was to implement a strategy for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Design A NICU-specific curriculum, screening algorithm, slide presentations, and templates of orders, policies, and procedures were developed into a toolkit for training NICU personnel. Screening was conducted on first and second screen pre- and postductal oxygen saturations (SpO2) on newborns admitted or transferred to the NICU. Results We trained 347 NICU personnel in 13 Texas hospitals, representing rural, suburban, and metropolitan settings...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209168/the-impact-of-preterm-birth-37%C3%A2-weeks-on-parents-and-families-a-cross-sectional-study-in-the-2%C3%A2-years-after-discharge-from-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Ashwini Lakshmanan, Meghana Agni, Tracy Lieu, Eric Fleegler, Michele Kipke, Philippe S Friedlich, Marie C McCormick, Mandy B Belfort
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the quality of life of parents and families of preterm infants after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Our aims were (1) to describe the impact of preterm birth on parents and families and (2) and to identify potentially modifiable determinants of parent and family impact. METHODS: We surveyed 196 parents of preterm infants <24 months corrected age in 3 specialty clinics (82% response rate). Primary outcomes were: (1) the Impact on Family Scale total score; and (2) the Infant Toddler Quality of Life parent emotion and (3) time limitations scores...
February 16, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208967/early-discharge-of-preterm-infants-an-indian-perspective
#3
Ankit Soni, Sandeep Kadam, Anand Pandit, Sanjay Patole
INTRODUCTION: Early home discharge of preterm infants is a priority in developing countries due to bed shortage and poor socio-economic status. There is wide variation in home discharge policies for preterm infants. Limited data exists on optimal timing for discharging such infants. In view of the socio-economic and medico-legal importance of the issue, we aimed to study the outcomes of our ex-preterm infants discharged home 'early', to guide our clinical practice. AIM: To study the rates of re-admissions/mortality within 4 weeks after discharge in preterm (born <34 weeks) infants...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208965/long-term-outcomes-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#4
Sunil Gavhane, Deepak Eklare, Haseeb Mohammad
INTRODUCTION: Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been gaining acceptance as an effective alternative to incubator based Conventional Medical Care (CMC) in preterm or Low Birth Weight (LBW) infants especially in resource scarce developing countries. AIM: To report and analyse the long-term effects of KMC for relatively stable Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) infants on nutritional indicators and feeding conditions at 6-12 months of corrected age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was done at a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a teaching institution in southern India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208945/perinatal-outcome-of-second-twin-with-respect-to-mode-of-delivery-an-observational-study
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Rujul Rashmin Jhaveri, Trupti K Nadkarni
INTRODUCTION: With the advent of assisted reproductive techniques, multi-fetal pregnancies are on the rise. While caesarean section is the defined mode of delivery for triplets and higher order pregnancies, the picture for twin delivery is not so clear. While a trial for vaginal delivery is attempted, the second twin is considered vulnerable to complications. Whether this translates into worsened perinatal outcomes is not well defined. AIM: To study the perinatal outcome and to identify the various factors influencing the perinatal outcome of second twin with respect to mode of delivery...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206996/the-quest-for-sustained-multiple-morbidity-reduction-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-the-antifragility-project
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J W Kaempf, N M Schmidt, S Rogers, C Novack, M Friant, L Wang, N Tipping
OBJECTIVE: Can a comprehensive, explicitly directive evidence-based guideline for all therapies that might affect the major morbidities of very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants help a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) further improve generally favorable morbidity rates? Can Antifragility principles of provider adaptive growth from stressors, enhanced infant risk assessment and adherence to effective therapies minimize unproven treatments and reduce all morbidities? STUDY DESIGN: Prospectively planned observational trial in VLBW infants: control group born October 2011 to September 2013 and study group October 2013 to September 2015...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206723/clinical-study-on-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalogram-in-cerebral-injury-caused-by-severe-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia
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Hongwei Wu, Zhenguang Li, Jinfeng Liu, Gang Liu, Xia Yang
BACKGROUND: This study was designed in order to assess the validity of the use of amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) in cerebral injury caused by severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. METHODS: A total of 56 full-term neonates diagnosed with severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and admitted to the NICU of our hospital from July 2013 to December 2014 were continuously selected for the study. The total serum bilirubin (TSB) was higher than 342 μmo/l, and was dominated by a higher amount of unconjugated bilirubin...
February 15, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203337/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-three-natural-surfactants-curosurf-survanta-and-alveofact-in-the-treatment-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-among-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirhadi Mussavi, Keyvan Mirnia, Khairollah Asadollahi
BACKGROUND: Although several different types of natural surfactants are available, including Alveofact, Curosurf, and Survanta, the preferred type and the magnitude of their effects are unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to compare the effects of these three surfactants on the gas exchange and clinical outcomes of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). METHODS: This triple-blind randomized clinical trial studied all preterm neonates ≤ 37 weeks with RDS who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Taleghani hospital (Tabriz, Iran) between 2012 and 2013...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203324/lived-experience-of-caregivers-of-family-centered-care-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-evocation-of-being-at-home
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Zahra Hadian Shirazi, Farkhondeh Sharif, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Narjes Pishva, Faezeh Jahanpour
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, family-centered care (FCC) has come to be known, accepted, and reported as the best care strategy for admitted children and their families. However, in spite of the increasing application of this approach, the experiences of the caregivers have not yet been studied. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at the description and interpretation of the FCC experience in two neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195841/multiple-perspectives-of-symptoms-and-suffering-at-end-of-life-in-the-nicu
#10
Emily L Shultz, Mary Switala, Adrien M Winning, Madelaine C Keim, Amy E Baughcum, Cynthia A Gerhardt, Christine A Fortney
BACKGROUND: Despite technological advances in the neonatal intensive care unit, not all infants survive. Limited research has focused on infants' symptoms and suffering at end of life (EOL) from multiple perspectives. PURPOSE: To compare retrospective parent report and electronic medical record (EMR) documentation of symptoms and to examine associations with parent perceptions of infants suffering at EOL. METHODS/SEARCH STRATEGY: Bereaved parents of 40 infants (40 mothers and 27 fathers) retrospectively reported on their perceptions of infant symptoms and suffering during the last week of life...
February 13, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194575/outcome-of-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-with-a-history-of-neonatal-acute-kidney-injury
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Syeda Maqsood, Nicholas Fung, Vikas Chowdhary, Rupesh Raina, Maroun J Mhanna
OBJECTIVE: To study the outcome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with a history of acute kidney injury (AKI). METHOD: In a retrospective, case control study, medical records of all ELBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) between Jan 2002 and Dec 2011 were reviewed. Medical records were reviewed for infants' demographics, blood pressure (BP) at NICU discharge and at ≥3 years, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at ≥2 years...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187757/the-association-between-vancomycin-trough-concentrations-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Vidit Bhargava, Michael Malloy, Rafael Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin has recently gained popularity as an empiric therapy for late onset sepsis in the NICU. Changes in resistance patterns in common organisms has resulted in targeting higher trough concentrations of vancomycin. Consequently, an increase in vancomycin associated nephrotoxicity has been speculated. The objective of this study is to compare the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in neonates with serum vancomycin trough concentrations less than 10 mg/L, 10-15 mg/L, or greater than 15 mg/L...
February 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182680/sensory-modulation-in-preterm-children-theoretical-perspective-and-systematic-review
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Tinka Bröring, Kim J Oostrom, Harrie N Lafeber, Elise P Jansma, Jaap Oosterlaan
BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental sequelae in preterm born children are generally considered to result from cerebral white matter damage and noxious effects of environmental factors in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Cerebral white matter damage is associated with sensory processing problems in terms of registration, integration and modulation. However, research into sensory processing problems and, in particular, sensory modulation problems, is scarce in preterm children. AIM: This review aims to integrate available evidence on sensory modulation problems in preterm infants and children (<37 weeks of gestation) and their association with neurocognitive and behavioral problems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178582/short-term-weight-gain-velocity-in-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-cdh
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Jason Gien, Karna Murthy, Eugenia K Pallotto, Beverly Brozanski, Louis Chicoine, Isabella Zaniletti, Ruth Seabrook, Sarah Keene, Deepthi Alapati, Nicolas Porta, Natalie Rintoul, Theresa R Grover
BACKGROUND: Appropriate post-natal growth remains a mainstay of therapeutic goals for infants with CDH, with the hypothesis that optimizing linear growth will improve survival through functional improvements in pulmonary hypoplasia. However, descriptions of growth and the effect on survival are limited in affected infants. OBJECTIVE: Describe in-hospital weight gain related to survival among infants with CDH. DESIGN/METHODS: Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database (CHND) identified infants with CDH born ≥34weeks' gestation (2010-14)...
February 5, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178172/effects-of-combined-oral-sucrose-and-nonnutritive-sucking-nns-on-procedural-pain-of-nicu-newborns-2001-to-2016-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Yi Liu, Xinchun Huang, Biru Luo, Wentao Peng
BACKGROUND: Both oral sucrose (OS) and nonnutritive sucking (NNS) are effective nonpharmacological methods to alleviate procedures pain in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) newborns when they were used alone, but the combined effect of OS+NNS remains controversial. So, we conducted this study to evaluate the efficiency of NNS combined with oral sucrose on pain relief in NICU newborns undergoing painful procedures. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Ovid (Medline), Embase (Medline), Cochrane Central Library, and other resources such as Google Scholar, bibliographies of included literatures for all available articles...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175990/starplasty-tracheostomy-case-series-and-literature-review
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Yehuda Schwarz, Nidal Muhanna, David Raveh, Chanan Shaul, Sarit Shahroor, Uri Peleg, Pierre Attal, Jean-Yves Sichel
OBJECTIVES: The starplasty tracheostomy (SPT) technique has been suggested to reduce the short-term complications of tracheostomy, including accidental decannulation and pneumothorax. The aim of the present study was to conduct a review of key parameters prior to and following treatment of neonates and children with the SPT technique, including indications, complications, perioperative department stay, and overall length of stay in one University-Affiliated Medical Center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all children under the age of 18 underwent SPT in a single center between February 2006 and January 2012...
February 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159199/evidence-based-methods-that-promote-human-milk-feeding-of-preterm-infants-an-expert-review
#17
REVIEW
Paula P Meier, Tricia J Johnson, Aloka L Patel, Beverly Rossman
Best practices translating the evidence for high-dose human milk (HM) feeding for preterm infants during neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalization have been described, but their implementation has been compromised. Although the rates of any HM feeding have increased over the last decade, efforts to help mothers maintain HM provision through to NICU discharge have remained problematic. Special emphasis should be placed on prioritizing the early lactation period of coming to volume so that mothers have sufficient HM volume to achieve their personal HM feeding goals...
March 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156021/loss-of-cutaneous-microbial-diversity-during-first-three-weeks-of-life-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#18
A Salava, V Aho, E Lybeck, P Pereira, L Paulin, I Nupponen, A Ranki, P Auvinen, S Andersson, A Lauerma
Neonatal sepsis (NS) is a frequent problem in neonatal intensive care, especially in preterm and very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The objective of the study was to characterize the cutaneous bacterial microbiome in VLBW infants treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Non-invasive skin microbiome specimens were taken repeatedly from 12 VLBW infants during treatment in NICU starting on the first day of life. All infants received benzylpenicillin and netilmicin during the first 1-5 postnatal days...
February 3, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154744/environmental-factors-influencing-biological-rhythms-in-newborns-from-neonatal-intensive-care-units-to-home
#19
Clarissa Bueno, Luiz Menna-Barreto
Photic and non-photic environmental factors are suggested to modulate the development of circadian rhythms in infants. Our aim is to evaluate the development of biological rhythms (circadian or ultradian) in newborns in transition from Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) to home and along the first 6 months of life, to identify masking and entraining environment factors along development. Ten newborns were evaluated in their last week inside the NICU and in the first week after being delivered home; 6 babies were also followed until 6 months of corrected age...
October 2016: Sleep Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153932/parental-engagement-and-early-interactions-with-preterm-infants-during-the-stay-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-protocol-of-a-mixed-method-and-longitudinal-study
#20
Alberto Stefana, Manuela Lavelli
INTRODUCTION: The preterm infants' developmental outcomes depend on biological and environmental risk factors. The environmental factors include prolonged parental separation, less exposure to early mother/father-infant interactions and the parents' ability to respond to the trauma of premature birth. In the case of premature birth, the father's ability to take an active part in the care of the infant from the start is essential. The parents' emotional closeness to the preterm infant hospitalised in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may be crucial to the well-being of the newborn, the development of mutual regulation, the establishment of a functioning parent-infant affective relationship and the parents' confidence in their ability to provide care for their baby...
February 2, 2017: BMJ Open
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