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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487624/clara-cell-protein-expression-in-mechanically-ventilated-term-and-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-at-risk-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-a-pilot-study
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José Guzmán-Bárcenas, Antonio Calderón-Moore, Héctor Baptista-González, Claudine Irles
The aim of this pilot study was to determine Clara cell protein (CC16) concentration in bronchoalveolar lavages (BAL) fluid from full-term and preterm (<37 weeks' gestational age) neonates requiring respiratory support, having symptoms of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, and at risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). We hypothesized that CC16 may be predictive of BPD diagnosis regardless of gestational age. BAL fluid CC16 was measured by ELISA at birth and at day 7 of life. Both groups that developed BPD showed significantly decreased BAL fluid CC16 levels compared to those infants that did not develop the disease...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419265/validation-of-the-sepsis-metascore-for-diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis
#2
Timothy E Sweeney, James L Wynn, María Cernada, Eva Serna, Hector R Wong, Henry V Baker, Máximo Vento, Purvesh Khatri
What’s Known on This Subject.: Neonates are at increased risk for developing sepsis, but this population often exhibits ambiguous clinical signs that complicate the diagnosis of infection. No biomarker has yet shown enough diagnostic accuracy to rule out sepsis at the time of clinical suspicion. What This Study Adds.: We show that a gene-expression-based signature is an accurate objective measure of the risk of sepsis in a neonate or preterm infant, and it substantially improves diagnostic accuracy over that of commonly used laboratory-based testing...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402972/eeg-a-valuable-biomarker-of-brain-injury-in-preterm-infants
#3
Elena Pavlidis, Rhodri O Lloyd, Geraldine B Boylan
This review focuses on the role of electroencephalography (EEG) in monitoring abnormalities of preterm brain function. EEG features of the most common developmental brain injuries in preterm infants, including intraventricular haemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia, and perinatal asphyxia, are described. We outline the most common EEG biomarkers associated with these injuries, namely seizures, positive rolandic sharp waves, EEG suppression/increased interburst intervals, mechanical delta brush activity, and other deformed EEG waveforms, asymmetries, and asynchronies...
April 13, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401605/prediction-of-delivering-a-small-for-gestational-age-infant-and-adverse-perinatal-outcome-in-women-with-suspected-pre-eclampsia
#4
Melanie Griffin, Paul T Seed, Suzy Duckworth, Robyn North, Jenny Myers, Lucy Mackillop, Nigel Simpson, Jason Waugh, Dilly Anumba, Louise C Kenny, Christopher W G Redman, Andrew H Shennan, Lucy C Chappell
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the test performance of 47 biomarkers and ultrasound parameters to predict subsequent delivery of an SGA infant and adverse perinatal outcome in women presenting with suspected preeclampsia. METHODS: In a prospective, multicentre observational study, 47 biomarkers and ultrasound parameters were measured in 397 women presenting with suspected preterm preeclampsia, with the objective of evaluating them as predictors of subsequent delivery of an SGA infant and adverse perinatal outcome...
April 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400603/maternal-plasma-mirnas-as-biomarkers-during-mid-pregnancy-to-predict-later-spontaneous-preterm-birth-a-pilot-study
#5
Clint Gray, Lesley M McCowan, Rachna Patel, Rennae S Taylor, Mark H Vickers
More than 10% of babies are born too early resulting in over 15 million preterm births and more than one million new-born deaths globally. Although women with a previous spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) are considered at high risk for recurrence, the majority occur in women without prior history. Prediction of SPTB risk allows for improved care and potential for targeting novel and existing therapeutics to prevent SPTB, which may result in improved outcomes for infant and mother. In this pilot study, a miRNA array was used to analyse plasma from healthy women in their first pregnancy at 20 weeks of gestation who then went on to deliver either at term or experience SPTB at 28-32 weeks...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395175/oxygen-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-perinatal-period
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Isabel Torres-Cuevas, Anna Parra-Llorca, Angel Sánchez-Illana, Antonio Nuñez-Ramiro, Julia Kuligowski, Consuelo Cháfer-Pericás, María Cernada, Justo Escobar, Máximo Vento
Fetal life evolves in a hypoxic environment. Changes in the oxygen content in utero caused by conditions such as pre-eclampsia or type I diabetes or by oxygen supplementation to the mother lead to increased free radical production and correlate with perinatal outcomes. In the fetal-to-neonatal transition asphyxia is characterized by intermittent periods of hypoxia ischemia that may evolve to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy associated with neurocognitive, motor, and neurosensorial impairment. Free radicals generated upon reoxygenation may notably increase brain damage...
March 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328980/early-biomarkers-of-brain-injury-and-cerebral-hypo-and-hyperoxia-in-the-safeboosc-ii-trial
#7
Anne M Plomgaard, Thomas Alderliesten, Topun Austin, Frank van Bel, Manon Benders, Olivier Claris, Eugene Dempsey, Monica Fumagalli, Christian Gluud, Cornelia Hagmann, Simon Hyttel-Sorensen, Petra Lemmers, Wim van Oeveren, Adelina Pellicer, Tue H Petersen, Gerhard Pichler, Per Winkel, Gorm Greisen
BACKGROUND: The randomized clinical trial, SafeBoosC II, examined the effect of monitoring of cerebral oxygenation by near-infrared spectroscopy combined with a guideline on treatment when cerebral oxygenation was out of the target range. Data on cerebral oxygenation was collected in both the intervention and the control group. The primary outcome was the reduction in the burden of cerebral hypo- and hyperoxia between the two groups. In this study we describe the associations between the burden of cerebral hypo- and hyperoxia, regardless of allocation to intervention or control group, and the biomarkers of brain injury from birth till term equivalent age that was collected as secondary and explorative outcomes in the SafeBoosC II trial...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289719/type-i-interferons-regulate-susceptibility-to-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth
#8
Monica Cappelletti, Pietro Presicce, Matthew J Lawson, Vandana Chaturvedi, Traci E Stankiewicz, Simone Vanoni, Isaac T W Harley, Jaclyn W McAlees, Daniel A Giles, Maria E Moreno-Fernandez, Cesar M Rueda, Paranth Senthamaraikannan, Xiaofei Sun, Rebekah Karns, Kasper Hoebe, Edith M Janssen, Christopher L Karp, David A Hildeman, Simon P Hogan, Suhas G Kallapur, Claire A Chougnet, Sing Sing Way, Senad Divanovic
Preterm birth (PTB) is a leading worldwide cause of morbidity and mortality in infants. Maternal inflammation induced by microbial infection is a critical predisposing factor for PTB. However, biological processes associated with competency of pathogens, including viruses, to induce PTB or sensitize for secondary bacterial infection-driven PTB are unknown. We show that pathogen/pathogen-associated molecular pattern-driven activation of type I IFN/IFN receptor (IFNAR) was sufficient to prime for systemic and uterine proinflammatory chemokine and cytokine production and induction of PTB...
March 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271401/variants-of-the-eaat2-glutamate-transporter-gene-promoter-are-associated-with-cerebral-palsy-in-preterm-infants
#9
Shavanthi Rajatileka, David Odd, Matthew T Robinson, Alexandra C Spittle, Louis Dwomoh, Maggie Williams, David Harding, Miles Wagstaff, Marie Owen, Charlene Crosby, Jared Ching, Elek Molnár, Karen Luyt, Anikó Váradi
Preterm delivery is associated with neurodevelopmental impairment caused by environmental and genetic factors. Dysfunction of the excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2) and the resultant impaired glutamate uptake can lead to neurological disorders. In this study, we investigated the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; g.-200C>A and g.-181A>C) in the EAAT2 promoter in susceptibility to brain injury and neurodisability in very preterm infants born at or before 32-week gestation. DNA isolated from newborns' dried blood spots were used for pyrosequencing to detect both SNPs...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170188/endothelial-progenitor-cells-as-prognostic-markers-of-preterm-birth-associated-complications
#10
Mariane Bertagnolli, Anne Monique Nuyt, Bernard Thébaud, Thuy Mai Luu
Preterm birth is associated with alteration of the vascular tree that can result in disease states such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia and retinopathy of prematurity during the neonatal period and emphysema and hypertension in adulthood. Studies have suggested a potential role for endothelial progenitor cells in the pathophysiology of prematurity-related complications involving blood vessels; however, this knowledge has never been synthesized. We conducted a systematic review of the published data to examine the characteristics of endothelial progenitor cells in relation to preterm birth in humans...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159311/intestinal-barrier-maturation-in-very-low-birthweight-infants-relationship-to-feeding-and-antibiotic-exposure
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Bushra Saleem, Adora C Okogbule-Wonodi, Alessio Fasano, Laurence S Magder, Jacques Ravel, Shiv Kapoor, Rose M Viscardi
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that feeding and antibiotic exposures affect intestinal barrier maturation in preterm infants, we serially measured intestinal permeability (IP) biomarkers in infants <33 weeks gestation (gestational age [GA]) during the first 2 weeks of life. STUDY DESIGN: Eligible infants <33 weeks GA were enrolled within 4 days of birth in a prospective study of IP biomarkers (NCT01756040). Study participants received the nonmetabolized sugars lactulose/rhamnose enterally on study days 1, 8, and 15 and lactulose/rhamnose were measured in urine by high-performance liquid chromatography...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157383/biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-pregnancy-complications
#12
James Sm Cuffe, Ziheng Calvin Xu, Anthony V Perkins
Pregnancy complications including pre-eclampsia, gestational-diabetes mellitus, preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction can cause acute and chronic health problems for the mother and lead to fetal loss or dysregulation of infant physiology. The human placenta is susceptible to oxidative stress and oxidative damage in early gestation contributes to the onset of these conditions later in pregnancy. Current methods of predicting pregnancy complications are limited and although a large number of factors are associated with disease progression, few biomarkers have been used to aid in disease diagnosis early in gestation...
March 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132814/deficits-in-top-down-sensory-prediction-in-infants-at-risk-due-to-premature-birth
#13
Lauren L Emberson, Alex M Boldin, Julie E Riccio, Ronnie Guillet, Richard N Aslin
A prominent theoretical view is that the brain is inherently predictive [1, 2] and that prediction helps drive the engine of development [3, 4]. Although infants exhibit neural signatures of top-down sensory prediction [5, 6], in order to establish that prediction supports development, it must be established that deficits in early prediction abilities alter trajectories. We investigated prediction in infants born prematurely, a leading cause of neuro-cognitive impairment worldwide [7]. Prematurity, independent of medical complications, leads to developmental disturbances [8-12] and a broad range of developmental delays [13-17]...
February 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131458/biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis-and-necrotizing-enterocolitis-clinical-practice-guidelines
#14
Margaret Gilfillan, Vineet Bhandari
Sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis are major contributors to morbidity and mortality in neonates, especially in those born preterm. While therapeutic interventions are available for both (for e.g. antibiotics), a major dilemma is early diagnosis so that these interventions can be done in a timely manner. As clinical evaluation alone is unreliable in identifying infants in the early stages of neonatal sepsis or necrotizing enterocolitis, there is a need to find specific biomarkers associated with these conditions to improve diagnostic capabilities...
February 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121958/circulating-angiogenic-factors-are-related-to-the-severity-of-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia-and-their-adverse-outcomes
#15
Alfredo Leaños-Miranda, Francisco Méndez-Aguilar, Karla Leticia Ramírez-Valenzuela, Marilyn Serrano-Rodríguez, Guadalupe Berumen-Lechuga, Carlos José Molina-Pérez, Irma Isordia-Salas, Inova Campos-Galicia
Gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia (PE) are characterized by an imbalance in angiogenic factors. However, the relationship among these factors with the severity of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and adverse outcomes are not fully elucidated. We examined whether these biomarkers are related with the severity of HDP and adverse outcomes.Using a cross-sectional design, serum concentrations of placental growth factor (PlGF), soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), and soluble endoglin were determined in 764 pregnant women: 75 healthy pregnant, 83 with mild GH (mGH), 105 with severe GH (sGH), 122 with mild PE (mPE), and 379 with severe PE (sPE)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112458/plasticity-of-neonatal-neuronal-networks-in-very-premature-infants-source-localization-of-temporal-theta-activity-the-first-endogenous-neural-biomarker-in-temporoparietal-areas
#16
L Routier, M Mahmoudzadeh, M Panzani, H Azizollahi, S Goudjil, G Kongolo, F Wallois
Temporal theta slow-wave activity (TTA-SW) in premature infants is a specific signature of the early development of temporal networks, as it is observed at the turning point between non-sensory driven spontaneous local processing and cortical network functioning. The role in development and the precise location of TTA-SW remain unknown. Previous studies have demonstrated that preterms from 28 weeks of gestational age (wGA) are able to discriminate phonemes and voice, supporting the idea of a prior genetic structural or activity-dependent fingerprint that would prepare the auditory network to compute auditory information at the onset of thalamocortical connectivity...
January 23, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099428/biomarkers-of-adiposity-are-elevated-in-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-infants-at-1-2-and-3-y-of-age
#17
Andrea F Duncan, Joshua A Frankfurt, Roy J Heyne, Charles R Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Preterm, very-low-birth-weight (PT-VLBW) neonates are at-risk for metabolic syndrome later in life. At 1-3 y, they exhibit excessive weight-for-length z-scores (Wt-LZ) and elevated systolic blood pressures (SBP). Serum adipokines are biomarkers of adiposity, but expression in PT-VLBW infants is unclear. We examined the correlation between serum adipokine levels, anthropometric measures and SBP in PT-VLBW neonates at follow-up. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional cohort study of PT-VLBW infants at 1, 2, and 3 y of age (40/cohort)...
April 5, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059709/microstructure-of-the-default-mode-network-in-preterm-infants
#18
J Cui, O Tymofiyeva, R Desikan, T Flynn, H Kim, D Gano, C P Hess, D M Ferriero, A J Barkovich, D Xu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diffusion and fMRI has been providing insights to brain development in addition to anatomic imaging. This study aimed to evaluate the microstructure of white matter tracts underlying the default mode network in premature infants by using resting-state functional MR imaging in conjunction with diffusion tensor imaging-based tractography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 44 preterm infants underwent structural T1-weighted imaging, resting-state fMRI, and DTI at 3T, including 21 infants with brain injuries and 23 infants with normal-appearing structural imaging as controls...
February 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045978/cord-blood-acute-phase-reactants-predict-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-in-preterm-infants
#19
Leena B Mithal, Hannah L Palac, Ram Yogev, Linda M Ernst, Karen K Mestan
BACKGROUND: Early onset sepsis (EOS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants, yet diagnosis remains inadequate resulting in missed cases or prolonged empiric antibiotics with adverse consequences. Evaluation of acute phase reactant (APR) biomarkers in umbilical cord blood at birth may improve EOS detection in preterm infants with intrauterine infection. METHODS: In this nested case-control study, infants (29.7 weeks gestation, IQR: 27.7-32...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034304/temporal-bacterial-and-metabolic-development-of-the-preterm-gut-reveals-specific-signatures-in-health-and-disease
#20
Christopher J Stewart, Nicholas D Embleton, Emma C L Marrs, Daniel P Smith, Andrew Nelson, Bashir Abdulkadir, Tom Skeath, Joseph F Petrosino, John D Perry, Janet E Berrington, Stephen P Cummings
BACKGROUND: The preterm microbiome is crucial to gut health and may contribute to necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), which represents the most significant pathology affecting preterm infants. From a cohort of 318 infants, <32 weeks gestation, we selected 7 infants who developed NEC (defined rigorously) and 28 matched controls. We performed detailed temporal bacterial (n = 641) and metabolomic (n = 75) profiling of the gut microbiome throughout the disease. RESULTS: A core community of Klebsiella, Escherichia, Staphyloccocus, and Enterococcus was present in all samples...
December 29, 2016: Microbiome
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