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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456590/delayed-initiation-of-breastfeeding-in-bukavu-south-kivu-eastern-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-a-cross-sectional-study
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Richard Mbusa Kambale, Jérémie Bisimwa Buliga, Nancy Francisca Isia, Adolphe Nyakasane Muhimuzi, Oreste Battisti, Bruno Masumbuko Mungo
Background: Timely initiation of breastfeeding can decrease neonatal mortality. However, about 50% of newborns are not breastfeed within 1 h of birth in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding in an urban and rural area of Bukavu, South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Methods: We interviewed 396 mother-newborn pairs (185 in the urban area and 211 in the rural area) between 20 July and 10 October 2016...
2018: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454836/mechanism-for-initiation-of-food-allergy-dependence-on-skin-barrier-mutations-and-environmental-allergen-co-stimulation
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Matthew Walker, Jeremy Green, Ryan Ferrie, Ashley Queener, Mark H Kaplan, Joan M Cook-Mills
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms for the development of food allergy in neonates are unknown but are clearly linked in patient populations to a genetic predisposition towards skin barrier defects. Whether skin barrier defects functionally contribute to development of food allergy is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to determine whether skin barrier mutations, that are primarily heterozygous in patient populations, contribute to the development of food allergy...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453364/biogeographical-differences-in-the-influence-of-maternal-microbial-sources-on-the-early-successional-development-of-the-bovine-neonatal-gastrointestinal-tract
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Carl J Yeoman, Suzanne L Ishaq, Elena Bichi, Sarah K Olivo, James Lowe, Brian M Aldridge
The impact of maternal microbial influences on the early choreography of the neonatal calf microbiome were investigated. Luminal content and mucosal scraping samples were collected from ten locations in the calf gastrointestinal tract (GIT) over the first 21 days of life, along with postpartum maternal colostrum, udder skin, and vaginal scrapings. Microbiota were found to vary by anatomical location, between the lumen and mucosa at each GIT location, and differentially enriched for maternal vaginal, skin, and colostral microbiota...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453157/-the-spanish-society-of-paediatric-infectious-diseases-guidelines-on-the-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-neonatal-herpes-simplex-infections
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Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections are rare, but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Most newborns acquire herpes simplex virus infection in the peripartum period. For peripartum transmission to occur, women must be shedding the virus in their genital tracts symptomatically or asymptomatically around the time of delivery. There are evidence-based interventions in pregnancy to prevent the transmission to the newborn. Caesarean section should be performed in the presence of herpetic lesions, and antiviral prophylaxis in the last weeks of pregnancy is recommended to suppress genital tract herpes simplex virus at the time of delivery...
February 13, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439479/zinc-and-skin-disorders
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REVIEW
Youichi Ogawa, Manao Kinoshita, Shinji Shimada, Tatsuyoshi Kawamura
The skin is the third most zinc (Zn)-abundant tissue in the body. The skin consists of the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue, and each fraction is composed of various types of cells. Firstly, we review the physiological functions of Zn and Zn transporters in these cells. Several human disorders accompanied with skin manifestations are caused by mutations or dysregulation in Zn transporters; acrodermatitis enteropathica (Zrt-, Irt-like protein (ZIP)4 in the intestinal epithelium and possibly epidermal basal keratinocytes), the spondylocheiro dysplastic form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (ZIP13 in the dermal fibroblasts), transient neonatal Zn deficiency (Zn transporter (ZnT)2 in the secretory vesicles of mammary glands), and epidermodysplasia verruciformis (ZnT1 in the epidermal keratinocytes)...
February 11, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437908/a-quality-improvement-initiative-to-reduce-nicu-transfers-for-neonates-at-risk-for-hypoglycemia
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Sherry LeBlanc, Jamie Haushalter, Carl Seashore, Karen S Wood, Michael J Steiner, Ashley G Sutton
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common problem, often requiring management in the NICU. Nonpharmacologic interventions, including early breastfeeding and skin-to-skin care (SSC), may prevent hypoglycemia and the need to escalate care. Our objective was to maintain mother-infant dyads in the mother-infant unit by decreasing hypoglycemia resulting in NICU transfer. METHODS: Inborn infants ≥35 weeks' gestation with at least 1 risk factor for hypoglycemia were included...
February 8, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436047/congenital-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-presenting-in-a-27-week-gestation-neonate
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Margaret H Dennin, Carly J Roman, Sarah L Stein
Langerhans cell histiocytosis is exceedingly rare in premature infants, and the few cases reported suggest a poor prognosis with systemic involvement. We present a case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis limited to a single cutaneous lesion, presenting in a 27-week-gestation infant, which is the youngest gestational age of reported Langerhans cell histiocytosis cases. The lesion showed spontaneous resolution by 41 weeks corrected gestational age, and systemic involvement was absent, demonstrating a mild course of skin-only Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a premature infant...
February 13, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431872/interventions-to-prevent-hypothermia-at-birth-in-preterm-and-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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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/29426317/barriers-and-enablers-to-skin-to-skin-contact-at-birth-in-healthy-neonates-a-qualitative-study
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Amala James Alenchery, Joanne Thoppil, Carl Denis Britto, Jimena Villar de Onis, Lavina Fernandez, P N Suman Rao
BACKGROUND: Skin to skin contact (SSC) at birth is the standard of care for newborns without risk factors. However, implementation of SSC at birth has been far from optimal. A qualitative study was undertaken to determine the barriers, enablers and potential solutions to implementation of SSC at birth in healthy newborn infants in a level III neonatal-care facility in Bangalore, India. METHODS: Consultants and residents/postgraduates (PG) from the departments of Obstetrics (n = 19) and Pediatrics (n = 14) and nurses (n = 8) in the labor room (LR) participated in the study...
February 9, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413338/the-skin-as-a-target-for-prevention-of-the-atopic-march
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REVIEW
Adrian J Lowe, Donald Y M Leung, Mimi L K Tang, John C Su, Katrina J Allen
OBJECTIVE: Allergic diseases have increased dramatically in the developed world during the past few decades, yet the understanding of risk factors and effective prevention approaches remain limited. In this review, we summarize the evidence supporting the hypothesis that skin-barrier impairment and early-life atopic dermatitis (AD) could play a causal role in the development of sensitization and subsequent food allergies and allergic airways disease (allergic asthma and rhinitis). We further discuss the potential to target the skin barrier as a means to lower the incidence of allergic disease...
February 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405832/beyond-sepsis-staphylococcus-epidermidis-is-an-underestimated-but-significant-contributor-to-neonatal-morbidity
#11
Ying Dong, Christian P Speer, Kirsten Glaser
Staphylococcus epidermidis accounts for the majority of cases of neonatal sepsis. Moreover, it has been demonstrated to be associated with neonatal morbidities, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), white matter injury (WMI), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), which affect short-term and long-term neonatal outcome. Imbalanced inflammation has been considered to be a major underlying mechanism of each entity. Conventionally regarded as a harmless commensal on human skin, S...
February 6, 2018: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396320/pain-exposure-associates-with-telomere-length-erosion-in-very-preterm-infants
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Livio Provenzi, Roberto Giorda, Monica Fumagalli, Uberto Pozzoli, Francesco Morandi, Giunia Scotto di Minico, Fabio Mosca, Renato Borgatti, Rosario Montirosso
Very preterm (VPT) infants (gestational age < 32 weeks) require long-lasting hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), even in absence of severe morbidities. During NICU stay, life-saving interventions occur and include invasive and painful skin-breaking procedures (NICU-related stress), which constitute a major early adverse experience for VPT infants. Telomeres are repeat-sequence at the end of chromosomes, which shorten with age and are highly susceptible to life adversities: the exposure to early adverse experiences is associated with shorter telomere length (TL)...
January 20, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393239/revived-for-paradise-a-history-of-respite-sanctuaries
#13
Michael Obladen
Infant baptism originated when St. Augustine proclaimed the doctrine of original sin in 412 CE. Neonates stillborn or deceased before baptism were declared to go down to Hell and were buried outside of sacred ground. From the 15th century, parents carried these infants to "respite sanctuaries" in remote mountain chapels, where miraculous images were believed to revive the infant in order to allow baptism and a Christian burial. Monasteries made fortunes out of the parents' anguish. In 1528, the abuse of the Oberbüren image ignited iconoclasm and heralded the beginning of the Reformation...
January 26, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390542/particularities-of-the-management-and-the-treatment-in-a-rare-sepsis-with-candida-tropicalis-of-a-collodion-baby-case-report
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Alina Mariela Murgu, Irina Geanina Crişcov, Silvia Fotea, Ginel Baciu, Anca Chiriac, Elena Tarca, Violeta Streanga
RATIONALE: Collodion baby is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. It can be the first expression of some forms of ichthyosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: The authors present the case of a newborn diagnosed with severe Collodion baby syndrome who required prolonged hospitalization in the intensive care unit because of infectious complications like the fungal sepsis and other bacterial superinfections. DIAGNOSES: The case has many diagnostic and therapeutic particularities and management difficulties...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380438/homeobox-transcription-factor-dlx4-is-not-necessary-for-skin-development-and-homeostasis
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Shreya Bhattacharya, Olivier Duverger, Stephen R Brooks, Maria I Morasso
Dlx4 is a member of a family of homeobox genes with homology to Drosophila distal-less (dll) gene. We show that Dlx4 expression pattern partially overlaps with its cis-linked gene Dlx3 during mouse development as well as in neonatal and adult skin. In mice, Dlx4 is expressed in the branchial arches, embryonic limbs, digits, nose, hair follicle and in the basal and suprabasal layers of mouse interfollicular epidermis in neonatal and adult skin. We show that inactivation of Dlx4 in mice did not result in any overtly gross pathology...
January 29, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372092/intravenous-remifentanil-analgaesia-for-an-obstetric-patient-with-type-i-neurofibromatosis-and-a-factor-v-leiden-mutation
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José L Gálvez, Carlos L Errando, Silvia Serrano, Marga Martín-Ayuso, José M Valverde-Mantecón
Type I neurofibromatosis is characterised by altered skin pigmentation and the growth of benign tumours, particularly along the peripheral nerves and central nervous system. We report a 36-year-old primigravida woman in labour who was admitted to the obstetric suite of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain, in 2007 with hypothyroidism, type I neurofibromatosis and a factor V Leiden mutation. Due to a lack of cranial and spinal imaging data, an epidural was not indicated; instead, continuous intravenous remifentanil analgaesia was administered...
November 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370895/pelvic-and-lower-extremity-immobilization-for-cloacal-exstrophy-bladder-and-abdominal-closure-in-neonates-and-older-children
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Karl S Benz, John Jayman, Mahir Maruf, Timothy Baumgartner, Matthew C Kasprenski, Daniel A Friedlander, Heather N Di Carlo, Paul D Sponseller, John P Gearhart
INTRODUCTION: Successful bladder closure in cloacal exstrophy (CE) is best accomplished through a multidisciplinary team and attention to pre- and postoperative technique. This study from a high volume exstrophy center investigates outcomes and complications of primary and reoperative bladder closures in patients immobilized with spica cast or patients with external fixation (EF) and skin traction. METHODS: The authors reviewed an institutionally approved and daily updated database of 1311 patients with exstrophy-epispadias complex and identified patients with cloacal exstrophy born between 1975 and 2015 who had undergone primary or reoperative bladder closures...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369347/long-term-pediatric-skin-eruption-related-hospitalizations-in-offspring-conceived-via-fertility-treatment
#18
Yuval Krieger, Tamar Wainstock, Eyal Sheiner, Avi Harlev, Daniella Landau, Amir Horev, Alexander Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Asnat Walfisch
BACKGROUND: Although concerns have been raised regarding the long-term health risks of offspring conceived following fertility treatments, limited information is available regarding their health status beyond the neonatal period. We aimed to evaluate the risk of long-term eruptive dermatological morbidity among children born following fertility treatments as compared to those conceived spontaneously. METHODS: A population-based cohort study was conducted, including all singleton deliveries occurring between the years 1991 and 2014 at a single tertiary medical center...
March 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363780/kangaroo-mother-care-in-colombia-a-subaltern-health-innovation-against-for-profit-biomedicine
#19
César Ernesto Abadía-Barrero
This ethnographic study presents the origins, growth, and collapse of the first Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) program, a well-established practice for neonatal care created in 1978 in Colombia. The WHO and UNICEF praised this zero-cost revolutionary technique for its promotion of skin-to-skin contact between premature and low-birth-weight newborns and family members. KMC facilitates early hospital discharge, brings many clinical and psychological benefits, and constitutes an excellent alternative to placing babies in incubators...
January 24, 2018: Medical Anthropology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344471/a-6-month-old-girl-with-incontinentia-pigmenti-presenting-as-status-epilepticus
#20
Moon Young Seo, Su Jeong You, Soung Hee Kim, Woo Ho Cho, Jong Hee Chae
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is an uncommon neurocutaneous syndrome. Its initial diagnosis is based primarily on characteristic papulovesicular skin lesions and early-onset neonatal seizures. In contrast to typical early neurologic manifestations, we encountered a normally developed 6-month-old female patient with hyperpigmented whorls on her body. Following respiratory syncytial virus infection and fever, the patient exhibited status epilepticus. Brain magnetic resonance imaging studies of the patient were compatible with the findings of acute encephalopathy in IP...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
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