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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895691/prognostic-factors-of-neurological-outcomes-in-late-preterm-and-term-infants-with-perinatal-asphyxia
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Sun Young Seo, Gyu Hong Shim, Myoung Jae Chey, Su Jeong You
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify prognostic factors of neurological outcomes, including developmental delay, cerebral palsy and epilepsy in late-preterm and term infants with perinatal asphyxia. METHODS: All late-preterm and term infants with perinatal asphyxia or hypoxic-ischemic insults who admitted the neonatal intensive care unit of Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital between 2006 and 2014 and were followed up for at least 2 years were included in this retrospective study...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845744/promoting-healthy-growth-or-feeding-obesity-the-need-for-evidence-based-oversight-of-infant-nutritional-supplement-claims
#2
Michelle Lampl, Amanda Mummert, Meriah Schoen
The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) model recognizes growth in infancy and childhood as a fundamental determinant of lifespan health. Evidence of long-term health risks among small neonates who subsequently grow rapidly poses a challenge for interventions aiming to support healthy growth, not merely drive weight gain. Defining healthy growth beyond "getting bigger" is essential as infant and young child feeding industries expand. Liquid-based nutritional supplements, originally formulated for undernourished children, are increasingly marketed for and consumed by children generally...
November 12, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843466/the-relationship-between-motor-function-and-behavioral-function-in-infants-with-low-birth-weight
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Malek Amini, Faranak Aliabadi, Mehdi Alizade, Majid Kalani, Mostafa Qorbani
OBJECTIVE: Nowadays, the evaluation of all aspects of infant development is important. However, in practice, some of these assessments, especially those requiring more manipulation on high-risk infants, may impose additional stress on them. Therefore, sometimes it is essential to utilize the results of a developmental assessment for the prediction of some other aspects of development. This study evaluated the relationship between the scores of the behavioral tests and the motor function test...
2016: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843462/scale-development-and-psychometrics-for-parents-satisfaction-with-developmental-care-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#4
Hassan Rafiey, Farin Soleimani, Shahnaz Torkzahrani, Mahyar Salavati, Malihe Nasiri
OBJECTIVE: Developmental care comprises a wide range of medical and nursing interventions used in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to mitigate and reduce stressors affecting preterm or ill neonates. Because patient satisfaction survey is a valuable quality improvement tool, we aimed to develop and test the psychometric properties of a tool for measuring parent satisfaction of developmental care in the NICU. MATERIALS &METHODS: In this psychometric methodological study, the item pool and initial questionnaire were designed based on a comprehensive literature review and exploring NICU parent satisfaction questionnaires...
2016: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843461/contra-lateral-auditory-brainstem-responses-in-dyslexia
#5
Mehdi Akbari, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Akram Noorbakht, Mohammad Sadegh Jenabi
OBJECTIVE: Developmental care comprises a wide range of medical and nursing interventions used in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to mitigate and reduce stressors affecting preterm or ill neonates. Because patient satisfaction survey is a valuable quality improvement tool, we aimed to develop and test the psychometric properties of a tool for measuring parent satisfaction of developmental care in the NICU. MATERIALS &METHODS: In this psychometric methodological study, the item pool and initial questionnaire were designed based on a comprehensive literature review and exploring NICU parent satisfaction questionnaires...
2016: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834784/lost-in-explanation-lessons-learned-from-audio-recordings-and-surveys-of-the-antenatal-consultation
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E M Studer, K L Marc-Aurele
OBJECTIVE: Determine content of antenatal prematurity consultations and identify factors associated with satisfaction. DESIGN: This is an observational study of consultations for possible preterm delivery. Consultations were audio-recorded and analyzed. Parents and physicians were surveyed post-consultation. RESULTS: We analyzed 17 audio-recordings. Mean gestation was 28 weeks. Frequency of topics discussed were: antenatal steroids 82%, intubation 82%, breast milk 76%, time in NICU 65%, development 59%, and survival 53%...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817913/the-role-of-early-developmental-intervention-to-influence-neurobehavioral-outcomes-of-children-born-preterm
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REVIEW
Alicia Spittle, Karli Treyvaud
Children who are born preterm are at risk of adverse long-term neurobehavioral outcomes, including cognitive, motor, and behavioral impairments. Early developmental interventions that commence within the first year after preterm birth have a preventative focus, with the aim to positively influence the developmental trajectory. While there is a great deal of heterogeneity in the research trials to date, there is evidence that early developmental interventions have a moderate effect on cognitive and behavioral outcomes up to preschool age, with some evidence for improved motor outcomes...
November 3, 2016: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816865/low-dose-thimerosal-in-pediatric-vaccines-adverse-effects-in-perspective
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REVIEW
José G Dórea
Vaccines are prophylactics used as the first line of intervention to prevent, control and eradicate infectious diseases. Young children (before the age of six months) are the demographic group most exposed to recommended/mandatory vaccines preserved with Thimerosal and its metabolite ethylmercury (EtHg). Particularly in the less-developed countries, newborns, neonates, and young children are exposed to EtHg because it is still in several of their pediatric vaccines and mothers are often immunized with Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) during pregnancy...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809886/efficacy-of-the-small-step-program-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-for-infants-below-age-12%C3%A2-months-with-clinical-signs-of-cp-a-study-protocol
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Ann-Christin Eliasson, Linda Holmström, Päivikki Aarne, Cecilia Nakeva von Mentzer, Ann-Louise Weiland, Lena Sjöstrand, Hans Forssberg, Kristina Tedroff, Kristina Löwing
BACKGROUND: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) have life-long motor disorders, and they are typically subjected to extensive treatment throughout their childhood. Despite this, there is a lack of evidence supporting the effectiveness of early interventions aiming at improving motor function, activity, and participation in daily life. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of the newly developed Small Step Program, which is introduced to children at risk of developing CP during their first year of life...
November 3, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794361/the-vulnerable-microcirculation-in-the-critically-ill-pediatric-patient
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REVIEW
J W Kuiper, D Tibboel, C Ince
In neonates, cardiovascular system development does not stop after the transition from intra-uterine to extra-uterine life and is not limited to the macrocirculation. The microcirculation (MC), which is essential for oxygen, nutrient, and drug delivery to tissues and cells, also develops. Developmental changes in the microcirculatory structure continue to occur during the initial weeks of life in healthy neonates. The physiologic hallmarks of neonates and developing children make them particularly vulnerable during critical illness; however, the cardiovascular monitoring possibilities are limited compared with critically ill adult patients...
October 30, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792918/nutritive-sucking-induces-age-specific-eeg-changes-in-0-24-week-old-infants
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Johannes Lehtonen, Minna Valkonen-Korhonen, Stefanos Georgiadis, Mika P Tarvainen, Hanne Lappi, Juha-Pekka Niskanen, Ari Pääkkönen, Pasi A Karjalainen
Little is known how the brain of the newborn infant responds to the postnatal nutrition and care. No systematic studies exist in which the effects of nutritional and non-nutritional sucking on the brain activity of the infant were compared. We recorded the EEG activity of 40 infants at the ages of 0,6,12 and 24 weeks in four successive behavioral stages: while the infants were hungry and waiting for sucking, during non-nutritional and nutritional sucking, and during satiation after completed feeding. Quantitative EEG analysis was performed using occipital, parietal and central EEG channels...
October 25, 2016: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774929/neuropsychological-functioning-in-preterm-born-twins-and-singletons-at-preschool-age
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Sarah Raz, Jamie C Piercy, Andrew M Heitzer, Brittany N Peters, Julie Bapp Newman, Angela K DeBastos, Noa Ofen, Beau Batton, Daniel G Batton
OBJECTIVES: A limited body of research is available on the relationships between multiplicity of birth and neuropsychological functioning in preterm children who were conceived in the age of assisted reproductive technology and served by the modern neonatal intensive care unit. Our chief objective was to evaluate whether, after adjustment for sociodemographic factors and perinatal complications, twin birth accounted for a unique portion of developmental outcome variance in children born at-risk in the surfactant era...
October 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769850/integrated-exposure-and-risk-characterization-of-bisphenol-a-in-europe
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Dimosthenis A Sarigiannis, Spyros P Karakitsios, Evangelos Handakas, Konstantina Simou, Ermioni Solomou, Alberto Gotti
The current study aims at a comprehensive risk characterization of bisphenol A (BPA) supported by an integrated exposure modelling framework that comprises far field and near field exposure modelling coupled to a dynamic lifetime PBTK model. Exposure analysis was done on European data of BPA food residues and human biomonitoring (HBM). The latter were further assimilated through an advanced exposure reconstruction modelling framework to estimate the corresponding external and internal systemic dose of BPA and its metabolites...
October 18, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758929/determinants-of-developmental-outcomes-in-a-very-preterm-canadian-cohort
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Anne Synnes, Thuy Mai Luu, Diane Moddemann, Paige Church, David Lee, Michael Vincer, Marilyn Ballantyne, Annette Majnemer, Dianne Creighton, Junmin Yang, Reginald Sauve, Saroj Saigal, Prakesh Shah, Shoo K Lee
OBJECTIVES: Identify determinants of neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm children. METHODS: Prospective national cohort study of children born between 2009 and 2011 at <29 weeks gestational age, admitted to one of 28 Canadian neonatal intensive care units and assessed at a Canadian Neonatal Follow-up Network site at 21 months corrected age for cerebral palsy (CP), visual, hearing and developmental status using the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-Third Edition (Bayley-III)...
October 6, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743940/close-collaboration-with-parents%C3%A2-intervention-to-improve-parents-psychological-well-being-and-child-development-description-of-the-intervention-and-study-protocol
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Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth, Zack Boukydis, Anna Margareta Axelin, Liisa Lehtonen
Parents of preterm infants commonly experience separation from their infant or exclusion from their role as primary caregivers during the hospital care of their infant, which may impair parent-infant bonding and parents' psychological well-being. Therefore, we developed the Close Collaboration with Parents™ intervention to improve staff skills in communicating and collaborating with parents in neonatal intensive care units (NICU), to increase parents' presence and participation into infant care, and to improve parent-infant bonding and, thereby, parents' psychological well-being and later child development...
October 12, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741284/determinants-of-neonatal-mortality-in-north-shoa-zone-amhara-regional-state-ethiopia
#16
Tufa Kolola, Meseret Ekubay, Endalamaw Tesfa, Wogene Morka
In Ethiopia, neonatal mortality has been declined since the declaration of Millennium Developmental Goals, but the rate was slower since 2006. Thus, this study was designed to assess the determinants of neonatal mortality (NM) in North Shoa Zone. A community based case-control study was conducted on 84 cases and 252 controls. Cases were deceased new-borns within 28 days of birth while controls were infants survived beyond the first 28 days. Data were collected from mothers of the cases and controls using interviewer administered questionnaires...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729254/opioid-dependence-and-pregnancy-minimizing-stress-on-the-fetal-brain
#17
John J Mccarthy, Martin H Leamon, Loretta P Finnegan, Catherine Fassbender
Increase in the number of opioid dependent pregnant women delivering babies at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) prompted a General Accountability Office (GAO) report documenting deficits in research and provider knowledge about care of the maternal/fetal unit and the neonate. There are three general sources of dependence: untreated opioid use disorder (OUD), pain management, and medication assisted treatment with methadone or buprenorphine. A survey of methadone patients' experiences when telling a physician of their pregnancy and opioid dependence demonstrated physician confusion about proper care, frequent negative interactions with the mother, and failures to provide appropriate referral...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719780/cue-based-feeding-in-the-nicu
#18
Cynthia H Whetten
In NICU settings, caring for neonates born as early as 23 weeks gestation presents unique challenges for caregivers. Traditionally, preterm infants who are learning to orally feed take a predetermined volume of breast milk or formula at scheduled intervals, regardless of their individual ability to coordinate each feeding. Evidence suggests that this volume-driven feeding model should be replaced with a more individualized, developmentally appropriate practice. Evidence from the literature suggests that preterm infants fed via cue-based feeding reach full oral feeding status faster than their volume-feeding counterparts and have shorter lengths of stay in the hospital...
October 2016: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717870/neonatal-interventions-differently-affect-maternal-care-quality-and-have-sexually-dimorphic-developmental-effects-on-corticosterone-secretion
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Natividade de Sá Couto-Pereira, Charles Francisco Ferreira, Carine Lampert, Danusa Mar Arcego, Ana Paula Toniazzo, Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi, Diego Carrilho da Silva, Eduardo Von Poser Toigo, Luisa Amalia Diehl, Rachel Krolow, Patrícia Pelufo Silveira, Carla Dalmaz
Neonatal handling (H) and maternal separation (MS) both induce changes in maternal care, but the contribution of these changes to the behavioral and neurochemical outcomes of the offspring remains unclear, as studies often find opposite results concerning the frequency of maternal behaviors, particularly in the MS paradigm. In this study, behavior displayed by H, MS and non-handled (NH) Wistar rat dams were observed during the first 10days after birth. A tentative assessment of the quality of maternal care was made, using a previously reported score that reflects behavior fragmentation and inconsistency...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701040/impact-of-neonatal-risk-and-temperament-on-behavioral-problems-in-toddlers-born-preterm
#20
Rafaela Guilherme Monte Cassiano, Claudia Maria Gaspardo, Guilherme Cordaro Bucker Furini, Francisco Eulogio Martinez, Maria Beatriz Martins Linhares
Children born preterm are at risk for later developmental disorders. The present study examined the predictive effects of neonatal, sociodemographic, and temperament characteristics on behavioral outcomes at toddlerhood, in children born preterm. The sample included 100 toddlers born preterm and with very-low-birth-weight, and their mothers. Neonatal characteristics were evaluated using medical records. The mothers were interviewed using the Early Childhood Behavior Questionnaire for temperament assessment, and the Child Behavior Checklist for behavioral assessment...
October 1, 2016: Early Human Development
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