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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548000/assessment-for-improving-the-performance-of-nicus-the-italian-experience
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Simone Fanelli, Antonello Zangrandi
This paper describes neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in Italy using a set of organizational variables identifying management profile. The correlations between variables, and how these are impacted by structural aspects of the department or hospital, are investigated. The research was conducted within the 5-year far-reaching and complex SONAR study run by the Italian Neonatal Network, which maps NICU, monitors outcomes of member centres, defines organizational models, and identifies best practices to improve care quality...
January 1, 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546820/evaluation-of-maternal-neonatal-outcomes-in-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-delivery-referred-to-maternity-of-academic-hospitals
#2
Masoumeh Mirteymouri, Sedigheh Ayati, Leyla Pourali, Mahboubeh Mahmoodinia, Maliheh Mahmoodinia
Objective: To evaluate the maternal and neonatal complications of vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC). Materials and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Mashhad University of medical sciences. Eighty women with previous cesarean section who were candidate for VBAC were enrolled the study. Patients were followed up for 6 weeks after delivery. The complication of VBAC was compared between successful or unsuccessful VBAC cases. Data was analyzed by SPSS version 16. Results: VBAC success rate was 91%...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543629/epidemiology-and-predisposing-factors-for-erythema-toxicum-neonatorum-and-transient-neonatal-pustular-a-multicenter-study
#3
Flávia Pereira Reginatto, Fernanda Mello Muller, Juliano Peruzzo, Tania Ferreira Cestari
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN) and transient neonatal pustular melanosis (TNPM) are benign pustular skin conditions that are relatively common in newborns, but the predisposing factors for these conditions are unknown. Our goal was to verify the prevalence of ETN and TNPM and their predisposing factors in a large sample of neonates. METHODS: In this prospective 1-year multicenter study, 2,831 neonates (age ≤72 hours) born in southern Brazil were randomized to undergo skin examination by a dermatologist...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532597/aetiology-and-frequency-of-risk-factors-for-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis-in-a-level-iiibb-nicu
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Almudena Alonso-Ojembarrena, Álvaro Cristóbal Marín-Lozano, Fátima Galán-Sánchez, Manuel Antonio Rodríguez-Iglesias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532199/determination-of-the-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-in-women-with-gestational-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-to-assess-whether-this-parameter-is-a-possible-prognostic-indicator-of-adverse-fetal-outcome
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Ismail Bhorat, Morgan Pillay, Tarylee Reddy
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate if the myocardial performance index (MPI) is altered in fetuses in women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance (GIGT), controlled on diet and whether this parameter is also predictive of adverse outcome in this group, as in poorly controlled gestational diabetes. METHOD: In a prospective cross-sectional study thirty two women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance on diet in the 3(rd) trimester were recruited and matched with 32 women with normal pregnancies (control group)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530325/-diversity-in-product-selection-and-thresholds-for-platelets-transfusion-in-neonates-and-premature-infants
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Shraga Aviner, Ornit Cohen, Faid El-Ubra, Vered Yahalom, Haim Bibi, Shmuel Zangen
INTRODUCTION: Many premature and full-term newborns receive prophylactic platelet transfusions to prevent bleeding, particularly the most prevalent one, i.e, intracranial hemorrhages. However, the platelet count threshold above which bleeding is prevented and the efficacy of platelet transfusion in thrombocytopenic neonates, have yet to be established. Therefore, inter-Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) variations in treatment indications and practices are expected. Considerable inter-NICU variations will emphasize the need for guidelines on platelet transfusions to neonates and premature infants...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523889/collagenase-for-wound-debridement-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-case-series
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Elizabeth Huett, Whitney Bartley, Darla Morris, Della Reasbeck, Beth McKitrick-Bandy, Charlotte Yates
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The use of collagenase for enzymatic wound debridement has been studied extensively and has been established as the standard of care for nonhealing and necrotic wounds in individuals for whom surgical intervention is not an option. Collagenase has been shown to be effective in adults but has been studied in a limited capacity in infants and neonates. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of collagenase in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of infants and neonates admitted to the NICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital with nonhealing wounds for which collagenase was used for wound healing over a 1-year time period...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514889/pain-perception-in-nicu-a-pilot-questionnaire
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C V Bellieni, M Tei, S Cornacchione, S Di Lucia, V Nardi, A Verrotti, G Buonocore
PURPOSE: Neonatal pain management has made a great step forward over the last several years. Despite the drafting of International guidelines, an under-treatment of neonatal pain is still reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical and paramedical personnel working in 5 Italian NICUs were asked to complete a questionnaire about pain management. The questionnaire was comprised of three sections: (i) brief explanation of the purpose; (ii) demographic information, including age, profession, religious beliefs, and hospital level; (iii) questionnaire about pain management and prevention...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514879/growth-restriction-identifying-fetuses-at-risk
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Heidi K Leftwich, Bethany Stetson, Bethany Sabol, Katherine Leung, Judith U Hibbard, Isabelle Wilkins
PURPOSE: Examine risks of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and composite perinatal outcomes with estimated fetal weights (EFW) 10-20(th)%, and compare outcomes using umbilical artery Doppler (UAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective, cohort evaluating ultrasound (US) EFW 10th-20(th)%, between 2002-2012. Cases were identified with EFW % 10-20. Controls, EFW >20(th)% were obtained for each case, matched by gestational age and US date. Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression was used for outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514524/transition-from-hospital-to-home-parents-perception-of-their-preparation-and-readiness-for-discharge-with-their-preterm-infant
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Laurene Aydon, Yvonne Hauck, Jamee Murdoch, Daphne Siu, Mary Sharp
AIMS: To explore the experiences of parents with babies born between 28-32 weeks gestation during transition through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and discharge to home. BACKGROUND: Following birth of a preterm baby, parents undergo a momentous journey through the NICU prior to their arrival home. The complexity of the journey varies on the degree of prematurity and problems faced by each baby. The NICU environment has many stressors and facilitating education to assist parents to feel ready for discharge can be challenging for all health professionals...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512725/clofibrate-as-an-adjunct-to-phototherapy-for-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-in-term-neonates
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Prasad Kumar, B Adhisivam, B Vishnu Bhat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral clofibrate as an adjunct to phototherapy for unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in term neonates. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was done in the level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a tertiary care hospital. Ninety term neonates with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia with serum bilirubin 15-25 mg/dl were randomized to either intervention group (single dose of clofibrate in a dose of 50 mg/kg prior to starting phototherapy) or standard care group (only phototherapy)...
May 17, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508672/assessing-infant-oriented-care-with-developmental-support-approach-in-iranian-nicus
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Mostajab Razavi Nejad, Zahra Eskandary, Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Abolfazl Afjeh, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Forouzan Akrami
INTRODUCTION: Developmental care program is a comprehensive program to reduce secondary effects of NICU and special care on brain development in premature infants. This study aimed to assess neonatal care situation in Iranian NICUs based on developmental approach to design and provide clinical guidelines for daily care for the care givers and the infant's family. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in NICUS in Iran. A total of 23 NICUs of 9 Universities of Medical Sciences were investigated...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507580/impact-of-antenatal-oxytocin-infusion-on-neonatal-respiratory-morbidity-associated-with-elective-cesarean-section
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Ibrahim Abdelazim, Mohamed M M Farghali, Assem A M Elbiaa, Khaled M Abdelrazak, Mohamed Hussain, Amr H Yehia, Mona Rashad
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to estimate respiratory morbidity associated with elective cesarean section (ECS) and to determine the effect of antenatal oxytocin exposure on this morbidity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nine hundred and sixty-five neonates ≥ 37 weeks' gestation delivered by cesarean section during 1 year were included in this retrospective study and classified into two groups according to oxytocin exposure before cesarean deliveries. Respiratory morbidity for each group was recorded and statistically analyzed...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507387/multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-prenatal-diagnosis-and-post-natal-management-of-a-large-suprasellar-arachnoid-cyst-a-case-report
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Omar Irfan, Heera Nand Rathore, Sarfraz Karim, Shabina Ariff, Aneela Darbar
Arachnoid cysts are intra-arachnoid sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid representing a rare occurence in neonates. We report the case of a suprasellar arachnoid cyst diagnosed prenatally at 21 weeks gestation on routine obstetric ultrasound. A cystic lesion was picked up incidentally at routine antenatal scan. The cyst was noted to be increasing in size over a series of radiological scans. The cyst was diagnosed as a suprasellar arachnoid cyst compressing the third ventricle and bilateral lateral ventricles...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501274/impact-of-fetal-growth-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-severe-preeclampsia
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Ebony B Carter, Shayna N Conner, Alison G Cahill, Roxane Rampersad, George A Macones, Methodius G Tuuli
OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether pregnancy outcomes in women with severe preeclampsia (sPE) with small for gestational age (SGA) fetuses differ from those with sPE without SGA or isolated SGA. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive non-anomalous, livebirths in a single tertiary care institution from 2004 to 2008. We compared pregnancy outcomes in women who had sPE with SGA (birthweight<10th percentile), and sPE without SGA to those with isolated SGA as reference...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500681/comparison-of-time-to-first-dose-of-oral-morphine-in-the-treatment-of-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
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Sarah T Mitchell, Tracy J Costello, Kara M Nedderman
OBJECTIVE: To compare time to first dose of oral morphine used in the treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) versus a special care nursery (SCN) setting. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was completed of patient data from two community hospitals in a single health network. Infants born at either facility between January 2013 and August 2015 were eligible for inclusion in the study if treated for NAS with a course of oral morphine...
May 13, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491493/brainstem-shape-is-affected-by-clinical-course-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Marcus Lo, Leire Zubiaurre-Elorza, Conor Wild, Annika C Linke, David S C Lee, Victor K Han, Rhodri Cusack
The brainstem, critical for motor function, autonomic regulation, and many neurocognitive functions, undergoes rapid development from the third trimester. Accordingly, we hypothesized it would be vulnerable to insult during this period, and that a difficult clinical course in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) would affect development, and be reflected through atypical shape. Our study population consisted of 66 neonates - all inpatients from the NICU at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, ON, Canada, of which 45 entered the final analysis...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490415/maternal-and-perinatal-characteristics-of-small-for-gestational-age-newborns-ten-year-experience-of-a-single-center
#18
Nihal Şahin Uysal, Çağrı Gülümser, Filiz Bilgin Yanık
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the maternal and perinatal characteristics of small for gestational age (SGA) newborns compared to appropriate for gestational age (AGA) newborns in singleton pregnancies managed at our hospital between January 2006 and December 2015. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study (n=456) and control (n=4925) groups included pregnancies resulting in SGA and AGA newborns, respectively. Additionally, two SGA subgroups were defined according to abnormal (n=34) and normal (n=57) Doppler findings...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488422/benchmarking-outcomes-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-cytogenetic-and-molecular-diagnostic-rates-in-a-retrospective-cohort
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Faheem Malam, Taila Hartley, Meredith K Gillespie, Christine M Armour, Erika Bariciak, Gail E Graham, Sarah M Nikkel, Julie Richer, Sarah L Sawyer, Kym M Boycott, David A Dyment
Genetic disease and congenital anomalies continue to be a leading cause of neonate mortality and morbidity. A genetic diagnosis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be a challenge given the associated genetic heterogeneity and early stage of a disease. We set out to evaluate the outcomes of Medical Genetics consultation in the NICU in terms of cytogenetic and molecular diagnostic rates and impact on management. We retrospectively reviewed 132 charts from patients admitted to the NICU who received a Medical Genetics diagnostic evaluation over a 2 year period...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483249/effect-of-gentamicin-and-levels-of-ambient-sound-on-hearing-screening-outcomes-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-pilot-study
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Angela C Garinis, Selena Liao, Campbell P Cross, Johnathan Galati, Jessica L Middaugh, Jess C Mace, Anna-Marie Wood, Lindsey McEvoy, Lauren Moneta, Troy Lubianski, Noe Coopersmith, Nicholas Vigo, Christopher Hart, Artur Riddle, Olivia Ettinger, Casey Nold, Heather Durham, Carol MacArthur, Cynthia McEvoy, Peter S Steyger
OBJECTIVE: Hearing loss rates in infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICU) run at 2-15%, compared to 0.3% in full-term births. The etiology of this difference remains poorly understood. We examined whether the level of ambient sound and/or cumulative gentamicin (an aminoglycoside) exposure affect NICU hearing screening results, as either exposure can cause acquired, permanent hearing loss. We hypothesized that higher levels of ambient sound in the NICU, and/or gentamicin dosing, increase the risk of referral on the distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) assessments and/or automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) screens...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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