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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718213/safety-and-dose-finding-trial-of-tadalafil-administered-for-fetal-growth-restriction-a-phase-1-clinical-study
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Michiko Kubo, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shintaro Maki, Masafumi Nii, Nao Murabayashi, Kazuhiro Osato, Yuki Kamimoto, Takashi Umekawa, Eiji Kondo, Tomoaki Ikeda
AIM: We designed a safety and dose-finding trial of tadalafil administered for fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS: Three cases were initially commenced on 10 mg/day and monitored for major adverse events. Should a major adverse event be observed in one or more of the three cases, an examination into its relation with tadalafil would be conducted by a safety evaluation committee. If one or more of these new cases exhibited the same adverse event, the trial would be stopped completely...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711069/preterm-birth-and-its-impact-on-renal-health
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Valerie A Luyckx
Preterm birth occurs in approximately 10% of all births worldwide. Preterm infants have reduced nephron numbers at birth in proportion to gestational age, and are at increased risk of neonatal acute kidney injury as well as higher blood pressure, proteinuria, and chronic kidney disease later in life. Rapid catch-up growth in preterm infants, especially if resulting in obesity, is a risk factor for end-stage kidney disease among children with proteinuric renal disease. Preterm birth, however, is a risk factor not only for the infant because mothers who deliver preterm have an increased risk of having subsequent preterm deliveries as well as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and renal disease later in life...
July 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701177/longitudinal-development-of-the-gut-microbiome-and-metabolome-in-preterm-neonates-with-late-onset-sepsis-and-healthy-controls
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Christopher J Stewart, Nicholas D Embleton, Emma C L Marrs, Daniel P Smith, Tatiana Fofanova, Andrew Nelson, Tom Skeath, John D Perry, Joseph F Petrosino, Janet E Berrington, Stephen P Cummings
BACKGROUND: Late onset sepsis (LOS) in preterm infants is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. While studies have implicated gut bacteria in the aetiology of the disease, functional analysis and mechanistic insights are generally lacking. We performed temporal bacterial (n = 613) and metabolomic (n = 63) profiling on extensively sampled stool from 7 infants with LOS and 28 matched healthy (no LOS or NEC) controls. RESULTS: The bacteria isolated in diagnostic blood culture usually corresponded to the dominant bacterial genera in the gut microbiome...
July 12, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699095/maternal-education-gradients-in-infant-health-in-four-south-american-countries
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George L Wehby, Jorge S López-Camelo
Objective We investigate gradients (i.e. differences) in infant health outcomes by maternal education in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela and explore channels related to father's education, household labor outcomes, and maternal health, fertility, and use of prenatal services and technology. Methods We employ secondary interview and birth record data similarly collected across a network of birth hospitals from the early 1980s through 2011 within the Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Anomalies (ECLAMC)...
July 11, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697406/efficacy-of-pharmacologic-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-small-for-gestational-age-extremely-preterm-infants
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Nansi S Boghossian, Barbara T Do, Edward F Bell, John M Dagle, Jane E Brumbaugh, Barbara J Stoll, Betty R Vohr, Abhik Das, Seetha Shankaran, Pablo J Sanchez, Myra H Wyckoff, M Bethany Ball
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants remains controversial. Therefore, studies identifying infants who are most likely to benefit from PDA treatment are needed. AIM: We sought to examine if significant intrauterine growth restriction, defined by birth weight z-score, reduces the efficacy of PDA closure with indomethacin or ibuprofen and thereby increases the need for surgical closure of PDA after pharmacologic treatment...
July 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684649/neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-or-very-low-birth-weight-infants-over-a-decade-from-queen-mary-hospital-hong-kong-comparison-with-the-vermont-oxford-network
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Y Y Chee, M Sc Wong, R Ms Wong, K Y Wong
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of local data on neonatal outcomes of preterm/very-low-birth-weight infants in Hong Kong. This study aimed to evaluate the survival rate on discharge and morbidity of preterm/very-low-birth-weight infants (≤29+6 weeks and/or birth weight <1500 g) over a decade at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, so as to provide centre-specific data for prenatal counselling and to benchmark these results against the Vermont Oxford Network. METHODS: Standardised perinatal/neonatal data were collected for 449 infants with gestational age of 23+0 to 29+6 weeks and/or birth weight of <1500 g who were born at Queen Mary Hospital between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2014...
July 7, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683833/effectiveness-of-skin-to-skin-contact-versus-care-as-usual-in-mothers-and-their-full-term-infants-study-protocol-for-a-parallel-group-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kelly H M Cooijmans, Roseriet Beijers, Anne C Rovers, Carolina de Weerth
BACKGROUND: Twenty-to-forty percent of women experience postpartum depressive symptoms, which can affect both the mother and infant. In preterm infants, daily skin-to-skin contact (SSC) between the mother and her infant has been shown to decrease maternal postpartum depressive symptoms. In full-term infants, only two studies investigated SSC effects on maternal depressive symptoms and found similar results. Research in preterm infants also showed that SSC improves other mental and physical health outcomes of the mother and the infant, and improves the quality of mother-infant relationship...
July 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674824/an-update-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-rop
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Mangat Ram Dogra, Deeksha Katoch, Mohit Dogra
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a proliferative retinal vascular disease affecting the retina of premature infants. The clinical spectrum of ROP varies from spontaneous regression to bilateral retinal detachment and total blindness. Between these two extremes lies the form of ROP, which is amenable to treatment with laser photocoagulation, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs or surgery. Increasing rates of preterm births coupled with better survival rates but lack of uniform quality of neonatal care and delays in diagnosis have led to increasing ROP blindness...
July 4, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673081/enteral-feeding-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-preterm-infants-theoretical-risks-and-practical-implications
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Valentina Bozzetti, Paolo E Tagliabue
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) infants are thought to have impaired gut function after birth secondary to intrauterine redistribution of the blood flow, due to placental insufficiency, with a consequent reduction of gut perfusion. For this reason, infants complicated by IUGR have been considered at higher risk of feeding intolerance. Postnatal evaluation of splanchnic perfusion, through Doppler of the superior mesenteric artery, and of splanchnic oxygenation, through near infrared spectroscopy measurements, may be useful in evaluating the persistence (or not) of the redistribution of blood flow occurred in utero...
June 28, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673080/enteral-nutrition-for-preterm-infants-by-bolus-or-continuous-an-update
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Valentina Bozzetti, Paolo E Tagliabue
Optimization of nutritional management of preterm infants is crucial for achievement of their long-term health. Enteral nutrition is preferred to total parenteral nutrition (TPN) because the former avoids complications related to vascular catheterization, sepsis, adverse effects of TPN, and fasting. Due to the lack of ability of preterm infants to coordinate suckling, swallowing, and breathing, tube feeding is necessary for most infants less than 1500 g to ensure sufficient feeding tolerance, to support optimal growth and to reduce the risk of aspiration...
June 28, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673079/feeding-of-preterm-infants-and-fortification-of-breast-milk
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Giovanna Mangili, Elena Garzoli
The administration of the adequate amount of nutrients helps to improve a correct short-term linear growth and long-term neurocognitive development. To reduce the extra-uterine growth delay in very low birth weight infants (VLBW) the best strategy of nutrition (parenteral or enteral) should be established rapidly, since the first day of life. In preterm infants, nutrition can be administered parenterally and enterally. Prematurity is the most frequent indication for parenteral nutritional support due to intestinal functional immune deficiency, deficiency of digestive enzymatic systems and reduced nutritional reserve of these infants...
June 28, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672085/structural-and-functional-ventilatory-impairment-in-infants-with-severe-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Esther van Mastrigt, Ellaha Kakar, Pierluigi Ciet, Herman T den Dekker, Koen F Joosten, Patricia Kalkman, Renate Swarte, André A Kroon, Harm A W M Tiddens, Johan C de Jongste, Irwin Reiss, Liesbeth Duijts, Mariëlle W Pijnenburg
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most frequent serious complication in preterm infants. We aimed to describe lung structure and ventilatory function of preterm infants with severe BPD and explored the association between early postnatal growth and these outcomes. METHODS: We included preterm infants born ≤32 weeks gestational age (GA) with severe BPD. Lung structure was assessed on chest CT with the PRAGMA-BPD scoring system and ventilatory function by polysomnography (PSG) at 6 months corrected age...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662946/cardiac-morphology-and-function-in-preterm-growth-restricted-infants-relevance-for-clinical-sequelae
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Arvind Sehgal, Beth J Allison, Stella M Gwini, Suzanne L Miller, Graeme R Polglase
OBJECTIVES: To assess cardiac morphology and function in preterm infants with fetal growth restriction (FGR) compared with an appropriate for gestational age cohort, and to ascertain clinical correlation with neonatal sequelae. STUDY DESIGN: With informed consent, 20 infants born between 28 and 32 weeks of gestational age and birthweight (BW) <10th percentile were compared using conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography with 20 preterm appropriate for gestational age infants...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660312/neonatal-outcome-of-small-for-gestational-age-preterm-infants
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Stefano Nobile, Paolo Marchionni, Virgilio P Carnielli
Small for gestational age (SGA) preterm neonates (birth weight < -2 SDS) are considered to have increased risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) compared to appropriate for GA (AGA) neonates. It is unclear if SGA infants have increased risk for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and mortality. We analyzed data from 515 neonates born <30 weeks GA, 98(19%) were SGA. SGA were compared to AGA by univariate analysis and logistic regression analysis (LRA). Significant variables at univariate analysis were IUGR (67 vs 7%, p = 0...
August 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656697/hypoxia-ischemia-is-not-an-antecedent-of-most-preterm-brain-damage-the-illusion-of-validity
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Floyd Gilles, Pierre Gressens, Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton
Brain injury in preterm newborn infants is often attributed to hypoxia-ischemia even when neither hypoxia nor ischemia is documented, and many causative speculations are based on the same assumption. We review human and animal study contributions with their strengths and limitations, and conclude that - despite all the work done in human fetal neuropathology and developmental models in animals - the evidence remains unconvincing that hypoxemia, in the fetus or newborn infant, contributes appreciably to any encephalopathy of prematurity...
June 28, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651469/morbidities-associated-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants-nationwide-cohort-study
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Pia Härkin, Riitta Marttila, Tytti Pokka, Timo Saarela, Mikko Hallman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the predictive factors for the development of haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants and to study the morbidities associated with the treatment of PDA during the first hospitalization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from the Finnish national register of preterm infants (<32 gestational weeks) born in 2005-2013. In total, 3668 infants were included. Morbidities during the first hospitalization were analysed and compared between infants who received treatments for the closure of PDA (n = 1132) and infants who received no treatment for PDA (n = 2536)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649491/ventricular-shape-and-relative-position-abnormalities-in-preterm-neonates
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N Paquette, J Shi, Y Wang, Y Lao, R Ceschin, M D Nelson, A Panigrahy, N Lepore
Recent neuroimaging findings have highlighted the impact of premature birth on subcortical development and morphological changes in the deep grey nuclei and ventricular system. To help characterize subcortical microstructural changes in preterm neonates, we recently implemented a multivariate tensor-based method (mTBM). This method allows to precisely measure local surface deformation of brain structures in infants. Here, we investigated ventricular abnormalities and their spatial relationships with surrounding subcortical structures in preterm neonates...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647271/relationship-between-measures-of-neonatal-glycemia-neonatal-illness-and-2-year-outcomes-in-very-preterm-infants
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Anna Catherine Tottman, Jane Marie Alsweiler, Frank Harry Bloomfield, Maggie Pan, Jane Elizabeth Harding
OBJECTIVES: To investigate relationships between early neonatal glycemia, neonatal characteristics, neonatal illness, and developmental outcomes in very preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational cohort study of 443 infants born weighing <1500 g or <30 weeks of gestation, and admitted within 24 hours to National Women's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Glucose variability was defined as the standard deviation around the mean after log transformation of all blood glucose concentrations...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646647/successful-maintenance-of-key-physiological-parameters-in-preterm-lambs-treated-with-ex%C3%A2-vivo-uterine-environment-therapy-for-a-period-of-1-week
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Haruo Usuda, Shimpei Watanabe, Yuichiro Miura, Masatoshi Saito, Gabrielle C Musk, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Hideyuki Ikeda, Shinichi Sato, Takushi Hanita, Tadashi Matsuda, Alan H Jobe, John P Newnham, Sarah J Stock, Matthew W Kemp
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm infants born at the border of viability (22-24 weeks' gestation) have high rates of death and lasting disability. Ex vivo uterine environment therapy is an experimental neonatal intensive care strategy that provides gas exchange using parallel membranous oxygenators connected to the umbilical vessels, sparing the extremely preterm cardiopulmonary system from ventilation-derived injury. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to refine our ex vivo uterine environment therapy platform to eliminate fetal infection and inflammation, while simultaneously extending the duration of hemodynamically stable ex vivo uterine environment therapy to 1 week...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646623/pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-cystic-fibrosis-related-diabetes
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Quitterie Reynaud, Stéphanie Poupon-Bourdy, Muriel Rabilloud, Lina Al Mufti, Christine Rousset Jablonski, Lydie Lemonnier, Raphaële Nove-Josserand, Sandrine Touzet, Isabelle Durieu
With increasing life expectancy more women with cystic fibrosis and diabetes mellitus become pregnant. We investigated how pre-gestational diabetes (cystic fibrosis related diabetes) influenced pregnancy outcome and the clinical status of these women MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed all pregnancies reported to the French cystic fibrosis registry between 2001 and 2012, and compared forced expiratory volume (FEV1 ) and body mass index before and after pregnancy in women with and without pre-gestational diabetes having a first delivery RESULTS: A total 249 women delivered 314 infants...
June 24, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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