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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777864/effectiveness-on-maternal-and-offspring-metabolic-control-of-a-home-based-dietary-counseling-intervention-and-dha-supplementation-in-obese-overweight-pregnant-women-might-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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María Luisa Garmendia, Camila Corvalán, Paola Casanello, B Marcela Araya, Marcela Flores, Alfredo Bravo, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Pablo Olmos, Ricardo Uauy
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle interventions are the primary prevention strategy for gestational diabetes (GDM) in obese/overweight women; however, these interventions have shown limited effectiveness. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) intake has shown beneficial effects on glucose metabolism, lipid fractions and inflammatory factors in women who already have GDM. Combining PUFAs supplementation with a lifestyle intervention could achieve lower increase of glucose levels by improving insulin sensitivity...
May 16, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776872/oral-glucose-and-listening-to-lullaby-to-decrease-pain-in-preterm-infants-supported-with-ncpap-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kadir Şerafettin Tekgündüz, Sevinç Polat, Ayşe Gürol, Serap Ejder Apay
Preterm infants spend the early days of their lives in neonatal intensive care units, where they undergo many minor painful procedures. There are many nonpharmacologic methods that can effectively reduce the pain response of neonates who undergo routine procedures. This study aimed to investigate whether oral glucose and listening to lullabies could bring pain relief during the removal and reinsertion of the tracheal tube and also oronasopharyngeal suctioning in premature infants to whom nasal continuous positive airway pressure was applied...
May 15, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768111/effect-of-right-lateral-position-with-head-elevation-on-tracheal-aspirate-pepsin-in-ventilated-preterm-neonates-randomized-controlled-trial
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Safaa Shafik Imam, Dina Mohamed Shinkar, Nevine Ahmed Mohamed, Hebatallah Elhamy Mansour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of right lateral positioning in comparison with supine positioning on tracheal aspirate pepsin levels as a marker of aspiration of gastric contents in ventilated preterm neonates. STUDY DESIGN: This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 60 ventilated preterm neonates <35 weeks; 30 neonates were nursed in right lateral position for 6 hours while the other 30 neonates were nursed in supine position for 6 hours. Tracheal aspirate sample was obtained from each neonate in both the groups just after the end of 6 hours and pepsin level was measured...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767696/clinical-outcomes-related-to-the-gastrointestinal-trophic-effects-of-erythropoietin-in-preterm-neonates-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anitha Ananthan, Haribalakrishna Balasubramanian, Shripada Rao, Sanjay Patole
Erythropoietin (EPO) plays an important role in the development and maturation of the gastrointestinal tract. Recombinant EPO (rEPO) has been used to prevent anemia of prematurity. The gastrointestinal trophic effects of EPO may reduce feeding intolerance and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm neonates. The aim of this systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was to evaluate the effects of rEPO on clinical outcomes such as feeding intolerance, stage II or higher NEC, any stage NEC, sepsis, retinopathy of prematurity, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm neonates...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763609/cervical-ripening-balloon-with-and-without-oxytocin-in-multiparas-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alison M Bauer, Justin R Lappen, Kimberly S Gecsi, David N Hackney
BACKGROUND: The optimal method for induction of labor for multiparous women with an unfavorable cervix is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine if induction of labor with simultaneous use of oxytocin and a cervical ripening balloon, compared with sequential use, increases the likelihood of delivery within 24 hours in multiparous women. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a randomized controlled trial between November 2014 and June 2017. Eligible participants were multiparous women with a vertex presenting, non-anomalous singleton gestation ≥ 34 weeks undergoing induction of labor...
May 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758592/comparison-of-a-therapeutic-only-versus-prophylactic-platelet-transfusion-policy-for-people-with-congenital-or-acquired-bone-marrow-failure-disorders
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REVIEW
Reem Malouf, Asma Ashraf, Andreas V Hadjinicolaou, Carolyn Doree, Sally Hopewell, Lise J Estcourt
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow disorders encompass a group of diseases characterised by reduced production of red cells, white cells, and platelets, or defects in their function, or both. The most common bone marrow disorder is myelodysplastic syndrome. Thrombocytopenia, a low platelet count, commonly occurs in people with bone marrow failure. Platetet transfusions are routinely used in people with thrombocytopenia secondary to bone marrow failure disorders to treat or prevent bleeding. Myelodysplastic syndrome is currently the most common reason for receiving a platelet transfusion in some Western countries...
May 14, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747886/therapeutic-hypothermia-how-can-we-optimize-this-therapy-to-further-improve-outcomes
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REVIEW
Girija Natarajan, Abbot Laptook, Seetha Shankaran
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy remains associated with considerable death and disability. In multiple randomized controlled trials, therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal moderate or severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy among term infants has been shown to be safe and effective in reducing death and disability in survivors. In this article, the current status of infant and childhood outcomes following this therapy is reviewed. The clinical approaches that may help to optimize this innovative neuroprotective therapy are presented...
June 2018: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742551/exploring-research-topics-and-trends-in-nursing-related-communication-in-intensive-care-units-using-social-network-analysis
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Youn-Jung Son, Soo-Kyoung Lee, SeJin Nam, Jae Lan Shim
This study used social network analysis to identify the main research topics and trends in nursing-related communication in intensive care units. Keywords from January 1967 to June 2016 were extracted from PubMed using Medical Subject Headings terms. Social network analysis was performed using Gephi software. Research publications and newly emerging topics in nursing-related communication in intensive care units were classified into five chronological phases. After the weighting was adjusted, the top five keyword searches were "conflict," "length of stay," "nursing continuing education," "family," and "nurses...
May 4, 2018: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739495/the-risks-associated-with-obesity-in-pregnancy
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Johannes Stubert, Frank Reister, Steffi Hartmann, Wolfgang Janni
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of all women of childbearing age are overweight or obese. For these women, pregnancy is associated with increased risks for both mother and child. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search of PubMed, with special attention to current population-based cohort studies, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and controlled trials. RESULTS: Obesity in pregnancy is associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes for both mother and child...
April 20, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728142/intermittent-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-using-a-fetoscope-or-hand-held-doppler-in-rural-tanzania-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Paschal Francis Mdoe, Hege L Ersdal, Estomih R Mduma, Jeffrey M Perlman, Robert Moshiro, Peter T Wangwe, Hussein Kidanto
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality is a global challenge, with an estimated 1.3 million intrapartum stillbirths in 2015. The majority of these were found in low resource settings with limited options to intrapartum fetal heart monitoring devices. This trial compared frequency of abnormal fetal heart rate (FHR) detection and adverse perinatal outcomes (i.e. fresh stillbirths, 24-h neonatal deaths, admission to neonatal care unit) among women intermittently assessed by Doppler or fetoscope in a rural low-resource setting...
May 4, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725376/low-dose-aspirin-at-%C3%A2-16-weeks-of-gestation-for-preventing-preeclampsia-and-its-maternal-and-neonatal-adverse-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yuechong Cui, Bin Zhu, Fei Zheng
The aim of the present meta-analysis study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose aspirin, commenced at ≤16 weeks of gestation, in preventing preterm and term preeclampsia, as well as associated maternal and neonatal adverse events in women at risk of preeclampsia. The Embase, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Web of Science databases were searched for relevant random controlled trials (RCTs) published between January 1979 and October 2017. After quality assessment and data extraction, a meta-analysis was performed using RevMan 5...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724194/a-community-based-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-crct-to-evaluate-the-impact-and-operational-assessment-of-safe-motherhood-and-newborn-health-promotion-package-study-protocol
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Dewan Md Emdadul Hoque, Mohiuddin Ahsanul Kabir Chowdhury, Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Sk Masum Billah, Sanwarul Bari, Tazeen Tahsina, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Sajia Islam, Tajul Islam, Rintaro Mori, Shams El Arifeen
BACKGROUND: Despite considerable progress in reduction of both under-five and maternal mortality in recent decades, Bangladesh is still one of the low and middle income countries with high burden of maternal and neonatal mortality. The primary objective of the current study is to measure the impact of a comprehensive package of interventions on maternal and neonatal mortality. In addition, changes in coverage, quality and utilization of maternal and newborn health (MNH) services, social capital, and cost effectiveness of the interventions will be measured...
May 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712767/sharara-chami-et-al-combination-analgesia-for-neonatal-circumcision-a-randomized-controlled-trial-pediatrics-2017-140-6-e20171935
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April 30, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705115/suction-mask-vs-conventional-mask-ventilation-in-term-and-near-term-infants-in-the-delivery-room-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laila Lorenz, Christoph M Rüegger, Eoin O'Currain, Jennifer A Dawson, Marta Thio, Louise S Owen, Susan M Donath, Peter G Davis, C Omar F Kamlin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the suction mask, a new facemask that uses suction to create a seal between the mask and the infant's face, with a conventional soft, round silicone mask during positive pressure ventilation (PPV) in the delivery room in newborn infants >34 weeks of gestation. STUDY DESIGN: Single-center randomized controlled trial in the delivery room. The primary outcome was mask leak. RESULTS: Forty-five infants were studied at a median gestational age of 38...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704487/cervical-pessary-to-reduce-preterm-birth-before-34-weeks-of-gestation-after-an-episode-of-preterm-labor-and-a-short-cervix-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laia Pratcorona, Maria Goya, Carme Merced, Carlota Rodó, Elisa Llurba, Teresa Higueras, Luis Cabero, Elena Carreras
BACKGROUND: To date, no intervention has proved effective in reducing the spontaneous preterm birth rate in singleton pregnancies following an episode of threatened preterm labor and short cervix remaining. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to ascertain whether cervical pessaries could be useful in preventing spontaneous preterm birth in women with singleton pregnancies and a short cervix after a threatened preterm labor episode. STUDY DESIGN: This open randomized controlled trial was conducted in 357 pregnant women (between 240 and 336 weeks) who had not delivered 48h after a threatened preterm labor episode and had a short cervix remaining (≤25 mm at 240 -296 weeks; ≤15mm at 300 -336 weeks)...
April 25, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703576/neonatal-intensive-care-unit-length-of-stay-reduction-by-heart-rate-characteristics-monitoring
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Jonathan R Swanson, William E King, Robert A Sinkin, Douglas E Lake, Waldemar A Carlo, Robert L Schelonka, Peter J Porcelli, Christina T Navarrete, Eduardo Bancalari, Judy L Aschner, Jose A Perez, T Michael O'Shea, M Whit Walker
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of heart rate characteristics (HRC) monitoring on length of stay among very low birth weight (VLBW; <1500 g birth weight) neonates in the HeRO randomized controlled trial (RCT). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective analysis of length of stay metrics among 3 subpopulations (all patients, all survivors, and survivors with positive blood or urine cultures) enrolled in a multicenter, RCT of HRC monitoring. RESULTS: Among all patients in the RCT, infants randomized to receive HRC monitoring were more likely than controls to be discharged alive and prior to day 120 (83...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702708/prolong-clinical-study-protocol-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-to-reduce-recurrent-preterm-birth
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Sean C Blackwell, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Joseph R Biggio, Suneet P Chauhan, Brenna L Hughes, Judette M Louis, Tracy Manuck, Hugh S Miller, Anita F Das, Robert Birch, Michael J Jozwiakowski
The objective of this commentary is to describe the background, rationale, and methods of the PROLONG (Progestin's Role in Optimizing Neonatal Gestation) trial, which is a multicenter, multinational, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial (RCT) designed to assess the safety and efficacy of Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection, 250 mg/mL) in reducing the risk of preterm birth (PTB) and neonatal morbidity/mortality in women pregnant with a singleton gestation who had a previous singleton spontaneous PTB...
April 27, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695206/efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-paracetamol-versus-oral-ibuprofen-for-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Rania A El-Farrash, Mohammed S El Shimy, Abeer S El-Sakka, Manal G Ahmed, Dina G Abdel-Moez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral paracetamol versus oral ibuprofen in the treatment of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: An interventional randomized case-control study, registered in ClinicalTrials.gov ( NCT03265782 ), was conducted on 60 preterm infants with gestational age ≤ 34 weeks, postnatal age of 2-7 days and color Doppler echocardiographic evidence of hsPDA. Neonates were randomly assigned to two groups; 30 received oral ibuprofen and 30 received oral paracetamol...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684832/effect-of-non-nutritive-sucking-and-sucrose-alone-and-in-combination-for-repeated-procedural-pain-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Haixia Gao, Mei Li, Honglian Gao, Guihua Xu, Fang Li, Jing Zhou, Yunsu Zou, Honghua Jiang
BACKGROUND: Sucrose combined with non-nutritive sucking provided better pain relief than sucrose or non-nutritive sucking alone in a single painful procedure. However, whether the combination of non-nutritive sucking with sucrose could obtain a significant difference in analgesic effect of the repeated procedural pain than any single intervention has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of non-nutritive sucking and sucrose alone and in combination of repeated procedural pain in preterm infants...
April 7, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682496/inotropes-for-preterm-infants-50-years-on-are-we-any-wiser
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REVIEW
Aisling A Garvey, Elisabeth M W Kooi, Eugene M Dempsey
For almost half a century, inotropes have been administered to preterm infants with the ultimate goal of increasing their blood pressure. A number of trials, the majority of which focused on dopamine administration, have demonstrated increased blood pressure following inotrope administration in preterm infants and have led to continued use of inotropes in our neonatal units. We have also seen an increase in the number of potential agents available to the clinician. However, we now know that hypotension is a much broader concept than blood pressure alone, and our aim should instead be focused on improving end organ perfusion, specifically cerebral perfusion...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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