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Neonatal hypotension

Ankana Daga, Fredrick Dapaah-Siakwan, Sharina Rajbhandari, Cassandra Arevalo, Agnes Salvador
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill premature infants. There is a lack of consensus on the diagnostic definition of AKI in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The primary aim of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for AKI in VLBW infants using the AKI network (AKIN) and pRIFLE (pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-Stage) criteria and to evaluate whether Clinical Risk Index for Babies (CRIB II) score is a predictor of AKI. The secondary objective was to determine the extent of agreement between the AKIN and pRIFLE criteria in the diagnosis of AKI in VLBW infants...
September 28, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Håvard Tetlie Garberg, Marianne U Huun, Lars O Baumbusch, Monica Åsegg-Atneosen, Rønnaug Solberg, Ola Didrik Saugstad
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of reliable biomarkers that can identify and grade acute hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in newborns. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are short, non-coding strands of RNA that are released into the circulation in response to tissue stress and injury. Some miRNAs are highly tissue specific and thus may potentially be non-invasive biomarkers of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to characterize the temporal expression of selected circulating miRNAs in a clinically relevant piglet model of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI)...
October 18, 2016: Neonatology
Mohammad Khassawneh, Nedaa Al-Ghazo
A 35-year-old woman with a 9-year history of Grave's disease delivered a male infant weighing 2,210 g at 32 weeks of gestation by caesarean section. The neonate developed thyrotoxicosis and, at the age of 24 h, was treated with oral carbimazole (500 µg every 8 h) and propranolol (2 mg/kg/day in two divided doses). He subsequently developed hypertension on day 4, which required therapy with amlodipine (0.1 mg once daily). Severe hypotension developed within 24 h and required discontinuation of amlodipine, with initiation of intravenous inotropic support with dopamine and dobutamine (at a rate of 20 µg/kg/min)...
December 2015: Drug Saf Case Rep
Kalpana Rajendra Kulkarni, Amruta Girish Naik, Sunetra Girish Deshpande
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia is a preferred technique over general anesthesia for cesarean delivery. It avoids maternal airway related complications, aspiration and neonatal depression. However hypotension following spinal anesthesia can lead to decrease in uterine blood flow and neonatal hypoxia. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of 15 1of crystalloid preloading versus prophylactic intravenous bolus of 10 mg ephedrine as an antihypotensive measure for cesarean section...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
M C Vallejo, A F Attaallah, O M Elzamzamy, D T Cifarelli, A L Phelps, G R Hobbs, R E Shapiro, P Ranganathan
BACKGROUND: During spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery phenylephrine is the vasopressor of choice but can cause bradycardia. Norepinephrine has both β- and α-adrenergic activity suitable for maintaining blood pressure with less bradycardia. We hypothesized that norepinephrine would be superior to phenylephrine, requiring fewer rescue bolus interventions to maintain blood pressure. METHODS: Eighty-five parturients having spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery were randomized to Group P (phenylephrine 0...
August 28, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Catherine Fox, Michael Stewart, Sebastian K King, Neil Patel
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) affects 1 in 3000 live births. Modern management strategies include delayed repair of the diaphragm to permit pre-operative optimization of cardiorespiratory status. We describe a cohort of neonates in whom early emergency operative intervention was required for potentially fatal intestinal compromise. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all neonatal CDH patients managed at a tertiary center in an 8-year period (2005-2012)...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Mathew J Wong, Crystal Kantores, Julijana Ivanovska, Amish Jain, Robert P Jankov
Chronic neonatal pulmonary hypertension (PHT) frequently results in early death. Systemically administered Rho-kinase (ROCK) inhibitors prevent and reverse chronic PHT in neonatal rats, but at the cost of severe adverse effects, including systemic hypotension and growth restriction. Simvastatin has pleiotropic inhibitory effects on isoprenoid intermediates that may limit activity of RhoA, which signals upstream of ROCK. We therefore hypothesized that statin treatment would safely limit pulmonary vascular RhoA activity and prevent and reverse experimental chronic neonatal PHT via downstream inhibitory effects on pathological ROCK activity...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Kajal Jain, Jeetinder Kaur Makkar, Siva Subramani Vp, Shalini Gander, Praveen Kumar
BACKGROUND: Previous evidence showed that use of phenylephrine was associated with higher umbilical artery pH (UA pH) than ephedrine after elective cesarean delivery (CD). However, the best choice of vasopressor and its effect on funic gases in cases of acute fetal compromise require additional studies. METHODS: Ninety parturients showing acute fetal compromise during intrapartum period and taken up for CD (category II) under spinal anesthesia were randomized to receive prophylactic infusion of ephedrine 2...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Malcolm G Coulthard
Most babies with chronic renal failure are identified antenatally, and over half that are treated with peritoneal dialysis receive kidney transplants before school age. Most infants that develop acute renal failure have hypotension following cardiac surgery, or multiple organ failure. Sometimes the falls in glomerular filtration and urine output are physiological and reversible, and sometimes due to kidney injury, but (illogically) it is now common to define them all as having 'acute kidney injury'. Contrary to widespread opinion, careful interpretation of the plasma creatinine concentrations can provide sensitive evidence of early acute renal failure...
September 25, 2016: Early Human Development
Rachel L Bounds, Joseph Kuebler, Jill M Cholette, George M Alfieris, Sitaram M Emani, Carol A Wittlieb-Weber
A 2-month-old male with dysmorphic facies, neonatal thrombocytopenia, left congenital cataract, and long bone abnormalities became hypotensive with ST depression on induction of anesthesia for congenital cataract repair. Echocardiogram demonstrated decreased left ventricular function (ejection fraction 46%), mild mitral valve regurgitation (MR), and regional wall motion abnormalities. The left coronary artery could not be visualized. Subsequent cardiac catheterization confirmed atresia of the left main coronary artery...
September 12, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Jun Shibasaki, Katsuaki Toyoshima, Makoto Kishigami
BACKGROUND: The management of hypotension immediately after the birth of preterm infants is controversial. AIM: To investigate the relationship between blood pressure (BP), amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG), and neurodevelopmental outcome in extremely preterm infants. METHODS: BP and aEEG were monitored for 96h after birth in 36 infants born at <27weeks gestation. aEEG data were analyzed with Burdjalov scores. Correlations of aEEG findings with BP and several clinical characteristics, including the Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology, Perinatal Extension-II (SNAPPE-II) were explored...
October 2016: Early Human Development
Anne Smits, Liesbeth Thewissen, Alexander Caicedo, Gunnar Naulaers, Karel Allegaert
OBJECTIVE: To define the effective dose for 50% of patients (ED50) of propofol for successful intubation and to determine the rate of successful extubation in those patients with planned intubation, surfactant administration, and immediate extubation (INSURE procedure). In addition, pharmacodynamic effects were assessed. STUDY DESIGN: Neonates (n = 50) treated with propofol for (semi-)elective endotracheal intubation were stratified in 8 strata by postmenstrual and postnatal age...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
N Nakwan, P Chaiwiriyawong
OBJECTIVE: To assess the current practice preferences in diagnosis and management of persistent hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) of neonatologists or pediatricians with expertise in neonatal care. STUDY DESIGN: Investigators identified potential participants worldwide through a literature search. They were emailed the URL of an online 25-item questionnaire through the web survey site SurveyMonkey®. Additional respondents were also acquired through a professional online discussion group...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Abdelmoneim Khashana, Timo Saarela, Mika Ramet, Mikko Hallman
OBJECTIVE: Therapy-resistant hypotension complicates diseases in neonates. Our objective was to investigate whether lack of therapeutic response to plasma expanders and inotropes associates with serum levels of cortisol and its precursors. METHODS: We investigated 96 infants with hypotension and critical neonatal disease for cortisol metabolism and are divided into responders and non-responders to plasma expanders and inotropes. Serum concentrations of steroids were analysed soon after the onset of volume expansion and inotrope treatment for shock...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Matthias Görges, Nicholas C West, Edda Karlsdóttir, J Mark Ansermino, Myles Cassidy, Gillian R Lauder
BACKGROUND: Commonly used general anesthetics are considered to be neurotoxic to the developing rodent brain, leading to poor long-term outcome. However, it is unclear whether these rodent studies can be extrapolated to the human neonate. Given that anesthesia for urgent neonatal surgery cannot be avoided, it is vitally important to assess other factors that may impact neurological outcome following anesthesia and surgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify thresholds for detecting vital sign deviations, which may have the potential for affecting neurological outcome following anesthesia and surgery in neonates...
November 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Maria I Durães, Filipa Flor-DE-Lima, Gustavo Rocha, Henrique Soares, Hercília Guimarães
BACKGROUND: Extreme preterm infants have a high risk of morbidity and mortality. Newborns delivered between 23+0 and 25+6 weeks, are considered to be in the "gray zone" and have uncertain prognosis. For these children medical decision-making becomes complex and controversial. The present study intends to evaluate the neonatal morbidity and mortality of preterm infants born between 23 weeks and 25+6 weeks of gestational age. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted including all inborn preterm infants, with a gestational age between 23+0 and 25+6 weeks, admitted to a level IIIC NICU, between 1st January, 1996 and 31th December, 2014...
July 13, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
Deepak Gupta, Vitaly Soskin, Milos Marjanovic, Hassan Amhaz, Ashish Mazumdar
BACKGROUND: Measuring non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) in less than one minute intervals (STAT NIBP measurements) is not always feasible. Therefore, large number of undetectable hypotension episodes can only be recognized with continuous beat to beat monitoring of blood pressure, for example, by continuous non-invasive arterial pressure monitor (CNAP). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to investigate whether CNAP correlates well with conventional intermittent oscillometric NIBP during elective cesarean sections under subarachnoid blockade (SAB) and whether CNAP based patient management results in improved immediate maternal vasopressor requirements and improved immediate fetal/neonatal outcomes compared with NIBP based patient management...
February 2016: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology
Raja Nandyal, Ganga Moorthy
Hydrops fetalis is a rare manifestation of severe congestive heart failure in a fetus, resulting in pathological fluid accumulation in fetal soft tissues and/or serous cavities. Non-compaction of the ventricular myocardium, frequently referred to as the left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC), is a very rare congenital cardiomyopathy. For LVNC, echocardiography is the diagnostic modality of choice. Various diagnostic criteria exist based on either echocardiography or MRI. Currently, nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) comprise almost 90% of all hydrops fetalis cases...
April 2016: Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
Alma Soxhuku-Isufi, Vjollca Shpata, Hektor Sula
AIM: The aim of the study was to examine whether ephedrine and phenylephrine were different in their efficacy for managing maternal hypotension and their effect of adverse maternal and neonatal outcome. METHODS: A double-blind randomized controlled study in healthy pregnant women ASA physical status 2, which underwent elective caesarian delivery under spinal anesthesia. Patients were randomized to receive an intravenous bolus of either phenylephrine (Ph group) or ephedrine (E group) immediately after the episode of hypotension after spinal anesthesia...
March 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Dawid Szpecht, Marta Szymankiewicz, Irmina Nowak, Janusz Gadzinowski
INTRODUCTION: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) affects 15-20 % of babies born before 32 weeks of pregnancy. A lot of risk factors of developing IVH are known. The making appropriate recommendations for dealing with infant born less than 32 weeks of gestation aimed at reducing the incidence of IVH is still needed. The study aim was to determine the incidence and analyze risk factors of IVH stage 3 and 4 in infants born before 32 + 0 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: The retrospective analysis of 267 preterm babies (24 to 32 weeks of gestation) hospitalized in 2011-2013 at Department of Neonatology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences was performed...
August 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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