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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167590/chikungunya-and-neonatal-immunity-fatal-vertically-transmitted-chikungunya-infection
#1
Tracy Evans-Gilbert
Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that has emerged as a global pathogen. The virus can pass vertically from mother to child especially during the perinatal period, with an intrapartum vertical transmission rate of 50%. Approximately half of the neonates infected with chikungunya present with severe symptoms and infrequently death. This report summarizes two severe cases of vertically transmitted neonatal chikungunya infection. One case was confirmed by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and the other fulfilled clinical and epidemiological criteria...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141899/intravenous-midazolam-infusion-for-sedation-of-infants-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Eugene Ng, Anna Taddio, Arne Ohlsson
BACKGROUND: Proper sedation for neonates undergoing uncomfortable procedures may reduce stress and avoid complications. Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine that is used increasingly in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). However, its effectiveness as a sedative in neonates has not been systematically evaluated. OBJECTIVES: Primary objeciveTo assess the effectiveness of intravenous midazolam infusion for sedation, as evaluated by behavioural and/or physiological measurements of sedation levels, in critically ill neonates in the NICU...
January 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141842/dopamine-therapy-does-not-affect-cerebral-autoregulation-during-hypotension-in-newborn-piglets
#3
Vibeke Ramsgaard Eriksen, Martin Bo Rasmussen, Gitte Holst Hahn, Gorm Greisen
BACKGROUND: Hypotensive neonates who have been treated with dopamine have poorer neurodevelopmental outcome than those who have not been treated with dopamine. We speculate that dopamine stimulates adrenoceptors on cerebral arteries causing cerebral vasoconstriction. This vasoconstriction might lead to a rightward shift of the cerebral autoregulatory curve; consequently, infants treated with dopamine would have a higher risk of low cerebral blood flow at a blood pressure that is otherwise considered "safe"...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137353/management-of-neonatal-hypotension
#4
Brian T Kalish
Hypotension is a common problem in neonates with complex underlying pathophysiology. Although treatment of low blood pressure is common, clinicians must use all available information to target neonates with compromised perfusion. Pharmacotherapy should be tailored to the specific physiologic perturbations of the individual neonate. Dopamine is the most commonly utilized agent and may be the most appropriate agent for septic shock with low diastolic blood pressure. However, alternative therapies should be considered for other etiologies of hypotension, including milrinone and vasopressin for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and dobutamine for patent ductus arteriosus...
January 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117531/late-onset-circulatory-collapse-of-prematurity
#5
Masahiko Kawai
Some very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants develop refractory hypotension, which is resistant to intravenous volume expanders and inotropes, but responds to exogenous glucocorticoid dramatically.(1-8) Such refractory hypotension usually occurs just after birth or within the early neonatal period (<Day 7). However, cases of refractory hypotension after the early neonatal period (>Day 7) have been reported since 2000 in Japan.(9) In typical cases, infants are stabilized for a period within the early neonatal period, and the sudden onset of circulatory collapse then subsequently occurs...
January 24, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077740/the-jarisch-herxheimer-reaction-after-antibiotic-treatment-of-spirochetal-infections-a-review-of-recent-cases-and-our-understanding-of-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Thomas Butler
Within 24 hours after antibiotic treatment of the spirochetal infections syphilis, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, and relapsing fever (RF), patients experience shaking chills, a rise in temperature, and intensification of skin rashes known as the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (JHR) with symptoms resolving a few hours later. Case reports indicate that the JHR can also include uterine contractions in pregnancy, worsening liver and renal function, acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocardial injury, hypotension, meningitis, alterations in consciousness, seizures, and strokes...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030871/obesity-and-neonatal-cord-blood-gas-results-at-cesarean-effect-of-intraoperative-blood-pressure
#7
Mark F Powell, Charity J Morgan, Jessica A Cantu, Yasser Sakawi, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T N Tita, Jeff M Szychowski, Rodney K Edwards
Objective Our aims were to evaluate whether there is an inverse association between body mass index (BMI) and umbilical artery pH and to investigate the contribution of intraoperative hypotension on the umbilical artery pH. Study Design We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all women with a nonanomalous singleton at 37 to 41 weeks who underwent a scheduled cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia at our facility from January 2006 to March 2012. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients in each BMI category with arterial cord pH < 7...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026887/combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia-with-hypobaric-ropivacaine-in-sitting-position-significantly-increases-the-incidence-of-hypotension-in-parturients-undergoing-cesarean-section
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Zhendong Xu, Fuyi Shen, Yueqi Zhang, Yiyi Tao, Xiubing Chen, Zhiqiang Liu
AIM: Maternal position during induction of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) may affect hemodynamics and block characteristics. This study aimed to assess whether the sitting position is more likely to induce hypotension and higher block level than the lateral position in CSEA with hypobaric ropivacaine. METHODS: Ninety American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II parturients undergoing elective cesarean section were randomized into three groups: the sitting, left-lateral, and right-lateral position groups...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009319/-ultrasound-monitoring-of-central-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-during-the-treatment-of-arterial-hypotension-in-preterm-infants
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A Zakrevskyy, O Karapetyan, V Agashkov, K Kosenko
The purpose of the study was to evaluate and identify patterns of changes in central and cerebral hemodynamics in neonates with low and extremely low birth weight and birth asphyxia, in order to achieve the early diagnosis of disorders of the central hemodynamics and autoregulation of cerebral blood flow, for timely fluid correction and inotropic therapy. Observation data on 44 preterm infants who were treated at the Kharkiv City Perinatal Centre and Regional Children's Clinical Hospital №1 of Kharkiv has been analyzed...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984316/venoarterial-extracorporeal-life-support-for-neonatal-respiratory-failure-indications-and-impact-on-mortality
#10
Nicolas A Bamat, Sasha J Tharakan, James T Connelly, Holly L Hedrick, Scott A Lorch, Natalie E Rintoul, Susan B Williams, Kevin C Dysart
Venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for neonatal respiratory failure is associated with increased mortality compared to venovenous (VV) ECLS. It is unclear if this is a causal relationship or reflects differences in baseline disease severity between infants managed with these two strategies. Our objective was to identify clinical variables associated with the preferential selection of VA over VV ECLS, as these may confound the association between VA ECLS and increased mortality. We identified documented indications for preferential VA selection through chart review...
December 13, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977557/safety-of-high-dose-acyclovir-in-infants-with-suspected-and-confirmed-neonatal-herpes-simplex-virus-infections
#11
Jessica E Ericson, Martyn Gostelow, Julie Autmizguine, Christoph P Hornik, Reese H Clark, Daniel K Benjamin, P Brian Smith
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir is used to treat herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease in infants. Treatment with high dose acyclovir, 60 mg/kg/day, is recommended; however, the safety of this dosage has not been assessed in the past 15 years, and this dosage is not currently approved for infants by the US Food and Drug Administration. METHODS: We included infants with neonatal HSV disease treated with ≥14 days of intravenous acyclovir starting in the first 120 days of life admitted to 1 of 42 neonatal intensive care units managed by the Pediatrix Medical Group from 2002-2012...
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964765/arginine-vasopressin-therapy-in-hypotensive-neonates-and-infants-after-cardiac-surgery-response-is-unrelated-to-baseline-ventricular-function
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Ilias Iliopoulos, Saul Flores, J N Pratap, David S Cooper, Amy Cassedy, David P Nelson
We hypothesised that infants with ventricular dysfunction after cardiac surgery have impaired haemodynamic response to arginine-vasopressin therapy. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of neonates and infants treated with arginine-vasopressin within 48 hours of corrective or palliative cardiac surgery who underwent echocardiographic assessment of ventricular function before initiation of therapy. Patients were classified as "responders" if their systolic blood pressure increased by ⩾10% without increase in catecholamine score or if it was maintained with decreased catecholamine score...
December 14, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926905/sildenafil-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-maternal-tolerance-and-obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes
#13
Liam Dunn, Ristan Greer, Vicki Flenady, Sailesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review evaluates maternal tolerance and obstetric and perinatal outcomes following sildenafil citrate (SC) use in human pregnancy. DATA SOURCES: Scopus, PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Embase, and Google Scholar were searched. Relevant full-text studies including case series and reports in English were included. Publications were excluded if the pregnancy was terminated or if SC was used only at conception. RESULTS: Sixteen studies were included (n = 165)...
December 8, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898415/hypotension-and-adverse-outcomes-in-prematurity-comparing-definitions
#14
Deidre St Peter, Christiana Gandy, Suma B Hoffman
BACKGROUND: In the premature neonate, there is no consensus regarding normal blood pressure (BP). The most common definition used is a mean arterial BP (MAP) less than the gestational age (GA); however, studies indicate that the neuroprotective mechanism of autoregulation is lost below a MAP of 30 mm Hg. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether hypotension defined as MAP <30 mm Hg or MAP less than the infant's GA better predicts adverse outcomes of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and death...
November 30, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896911/the-timing-and-prevalence-of-intraoperative-hypotension-in-infants-undergoing-laparoscopic-pyloromyotomy-at-a-tertiary-pediatric-hospital
#15
Allan F Simpao, Luis M Ahumada, Jorge A Gálvez, Christopher P Bonafide, Elicia C Wartman, William Randall England, Arul M Lingappan, Todd J Kilbaugh, Abbas F Jawad, Mohamed A Rehman
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hypotension may be associated with adverse outcomes in children undergoing surgery. Infants and neonates under 6 months of age have less autoregulatory cerebral reserve than older infants, yet little information exists regarding when and how often intraoperative hypotension occurs in infants. AIMS: To better understand the epidemiology of intraoperative hypotension in infants, we aimed to determine the prevalence of intraoperative hypotension in a generally uniform population of infants undergoing laparoscopic pyloromyotomy...
January 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857456/magnetic-resonance-imaging-spectrum-of-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
#16
Binoj Varghese, Rose Xavier, V C Manoj, M K Aneesh, P S Priya, Ashok Kumar, V K Sreenivasan
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury results in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and serious long-term neurodevelopmental sequelae. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain is an ideal and safe imaging modality for suspected hypoxic-ischemic injury. The pattern of injury depends on brain maturity at the time of insult, severity of hypotension, and duration of insult. Time of imaging after the insult influences the imaging findings. Mild to moderate hypoperfusion results in germinal matrix hemorrhages and periventricular leukomalacia in preterm neonates and parasagittal watershed territory infarcts in full-term neonates...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847698/intrathecal-midazolam-as-an-adjuvant-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertensive-patients-undergoing-an-elective-caesarean-section-a-clinical-comparative-study
#17
Ravichandra Dodawad, Sumalatha G B, Sandeep Pandarpurkar, Parashuram Jajee
BACKGROUND: A pain-free postoperative period is essential following a caesarean section so new mothers may care for and bond with their neonates. Intrathecal adjuvants are often administered during this procedure to provide significant analgesia, but they may also have bothersome side effects. Intrathecal midazolam produces effective postoperative analgesia with no significant side effects. OBJECTIVES: This prospective, randomized, double-blind study was designed to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety of intrathecal midazolam vs...
October 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826711/safety-of-enalapril-in-infants-admitted-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#18
Lawrence C Ku, Kanecia Zimmerman, Daniel K Benjamin, Reese H Clark, Christoph P Hornik, P Brian Smith
Enalapril is used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure in infants. However, enalapril is not labeled for neonates, and safety data in infants are sparse. To evaluate the safety of enalapril in young infants, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of infants who were exposed to enalapril in the first 120 days of life and were cared for in 348 neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2012. We determined the proportion of exposed infants who developed adverse events, including death, hypotension requiring pressors, hyperkalemia, and elevated serum creatinine...
January 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789620/scalp-congenital-hemangioma-with-associated-high-output-cardiac-failure-in-a-premature-infant-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
Sumedh S Shah, Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Alexandra R Ramnath, Emmalee S Bandstra, Dileep R Yavagal
Introduction Scalp congenital hemangiomas (CHs) are rare vascular malformations among infants; they can be associated with an array of complications, including cardiac and cosmetic issues. Here, we report the endovascular treatment of a premature infant with a suspected large right parietal scalp hemangioma and associated high-output cardiac failure. Case description A two-day-old female premature infant (29 weeks gestational age; 1330 g birth weight) was referred by the neonatologists to our department for consultation and potential treatment of a large right parietal CH causing abrupt hypotension and high-output cardiac failure...
February 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773638/diagnosis-and-risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#20
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
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