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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448801/the-placental-factor-in-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-twin-vs-singleton-pregnancies
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Eran Weiner, Ann Dekalo, Ohad Feldstein, Elad Barber, Letizia Schreiber, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo
OBJECTIVE: The association between infection and inflammatory response in singleton preterm birth (PTB) is well established, yet, less is known about PTB in twins. We aimed to compare the placental component and pregnancy outcome in pregnancies complicated with PTB of singletons vs. twin deliveries. We hypothesized that due to different underlying mechanisms, placental inflammatory lesions will be more prevalent in placentas derived from singleton pregnancies than twins. STUDY DESIGN: Labor characteristics, neonatal outcome and placental histopathology reports of spontaneous PTB at 24-33(6)/7 weeks, from 1/2008-12/2015, were reviewed...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439195/the-role-of-serial-measurements-of-serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-levels-in-the-development-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Bayram Ali Dorum, Cansu Canbolat Yılmaz, Nilgün Köksal, Hilal Özkan, Meral Yıldız, Ahmet Tuncer Özmen
AIM: To determine the role of serum insulin-like growth factor-1 levels in the development of retinopathy of prematurity, which is a major cause of childhood blindness worldwide. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively studied newborn infants born at a postmenstrual age of <32 weeks and birth weights <1 500 gr, between January 1(st), 2015, and December 31(st), 2015. A total of 40 infants were enrolled in the study. The retinal examination time was determined in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for retinopathy of prematurity screening and follow-up...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434039/outcome-of-stoma-closure-in-babies-with-necrotising-enterocolitis-early-vs-late-closure
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Debasish Bijoykrishna Banerjee, Hasanthi Vithana, Shilpa Sharma, Thomas Tat Ming Tsang
Newborns undergoing surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) often require a stoma. Currently, there is no consensus regarding the best time for stoma closure (SC). Our aim was to determine the outcomes of early versus late closure. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients who underwent SC following stoma formation for NEC between Jan 2009 and July 2015 was done. Early (EC) versus late closure (LC) was defined as less than 10 weeks versus at or after 10 weeks of stoma formation...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432664/human-perinatal-immunity-in-physiological-conditions-and-during-infection
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REVIEW
Gijs T J van Well, Leonie A Daalderop, Tim Wolfs, Boris W Kramer
The intrauterine environment was long considered sterile. However, several infectious threats are already present during fetal life. This review focuses on the postnatal immunological consequences of prenatal exposure to microorganisms and related inflammatory stimuli. Both the innate and adaptive immune systems of the fetus and neonate are immature, which makes them highly susceptible to infections. There is good evidence that prenatal infections are a primary cause of preterm births. Additionally, the association between antenatal inflammation and adverse neonatal outcomes has been well established...
December 2017: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431170/early-total-enteral-feeding-in-stable-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-before-and-after-study
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Sushma Nangia, Amit Bishnoi, Ankita Goel, Piali Mandal, Soumya Tiwari, Arvind Saili
Background: Fear of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has perpetuated delayed initiation and slow advancement of enteral feeding in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with inherent risks of parenteral alimentation. The objective of this study was to assess effect of early total enteral feeding (ETEF) on day of achievement of full enteral feeds, feed intolerance, NEC and sepsis. Methods: In total, 208 stable VLBW neonates (28-34 weeks) admitted during 6 month periods of three consecutive years were enrolled...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423971/intrauterine-infection-immune-system-and-premature-birth
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Fernanda Rodrigues Helmo, Eduardo Arthur Rodovalho Alves, Renata Alves de Andrade Moreira, Viviane Oliveira Severino, Laura Penna Rocha, Maria Luíza Gonçalves Dos Reis Monteiro, Marlene Antônia Dos Reis, Renata Margarida Etchebehere, Juliana Reis Machado, Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
Preterm birth accounts for nearly one million deaths among children under five years of age, and although its etiopathogenesis is not fully elucidated, ascending intrauterine infection and fetal inflammatory response seem to be the main triggers. The intense inflammatory response mediated by IL-1β, TNF-α, PAF, IFN-γ and IL-6, PGE2 and MMP-1 and MMP-9 causes fetal membrane damage and rupture, increased uterine contractions and biochemical and structural changes in the cervix. Furthermore, preterm neonates have deficient innate and adaptive immune responses characterized by reduced levels of IgG, opsonization and phagocytosis, as well as increased activation of Th1 cells in relation to Th2 cells...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422949/heparin-binding-egf-like-growth-factor-promotes-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-and-protects-the-enteric-nervous-system-after-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#7
Yu Zhou, Yijie Wang, Jacob Olson, Jixin Yang, Gail E Besner
BACKGROUND: Neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is associated with alterations of the ENS, with loss of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) expressing neurons in the intestine. The aims of this study were to investigate the roles of heparin binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF) in neural stem cell (NSC) differentiation, nNOS expression, and effects on ENS integrity during experimental NEC. METHODS: The effects of HB-EGF on NSC differentiation and nNOS production were determined using cultured enteric NSC...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419427/how-i-manage-children-with-neutropenia
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REVIEW
David C Dale
Neutropenia, usually defined as a blood neutrophil count <1·5 × 10(9) /l, is a common medical problem for children and adults. There are many causes for neutropenia, and at each stage in life the clinical pattern of causes and consequences differs significantly. I recommend utilizing the age of the child and clinical observations for the preliminary diagnosis and primary management. In premature infants, neutropenia is quite common and contributes to the risk of sepsis with necrotizing enterocolitis...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410788/independence-of-gut-bacterial-content-and-neonatal-necrotizing-enterocolitis-severity
#9
Lauren K Barron, Barbara B Warner, Phillip I Tarr, William D Shannon, Elena Deych, Brad W Warner
INTRODUCTION: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a common and devastating gastrointestinal disease of premature infants. NEC severity varies widely. Recent data have demonstrated a strong link between gut microbial dysbiosis and development of NEC. We tested the hypothesis that alterations in the gut microbiome at the time of diagnosis predict the severity of NEC. METHODS: We used prospectively collected fecal samples from very low birth weight infants who developed NEC, stratifying by NEC severity...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410573/risk-factors-for-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-neonates-a-systematic-review-of-prognostic-studies
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Noor Samuels, Rob A van de Graaf, Rogier C J de Jonge, Irwin K M Reiss, Marijn J Vermeulen
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe multifactorial disease in preterm neonates associated with high morbidity and mortality. Better insight into prognostic values of the many reported factors associated with NEC is needed to enable identification of neonates at risk for NEC. The aim was to systematically review the literature to identify independent risk factors for NEC from the literature. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane, Embase, Pubmed and Google Scholar were searched systematically for cohort studies reporting prognostic factors for NEC in neonates using multivariable analysis...
April 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409756/standardized-slow-enteral-feeding-protocol-reduces-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-micropremies
#11
S Viswanathan, R Merheb, Xintong Wen, M Collin, S Groh-Wargo
BACKGROUND: Compared to early enteral feeds, delayed introduction and slow enteral feeding advancement to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is not well studied in micropremies (<750g birth weight). METHODS: Pre-post case control study. Micropremies who followed a standardized slow enteral feeding (SSEF) protocol (September 2009 to March 2015) were compared with a similar group of historical controls (PreSSEF, January 2003 to July 2009). Enteral feeding withheld for first 10-14 days and advanced at <10 ml/kg/day in the SSEF group...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409751/early-extubation-failure-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-clinical-outcomes-and-predictive-factors
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K Al-Hathlol, N Bin Saleem, M Khawaji, S Al Saif, I Abdelhakim, B Al-Hathlol, E Bazbouz, Q Al Anzi, A Al-Essa
OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinical outcomes and the potential predictive factors of early extubation failure (EEF) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS: A retrospective study of VLBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over fifteen years. Neonates were intubated and mechanically ventilated on the first day of life, and early extubated within the first 3 days. EEF was defined as the need for re-intubation within 3 days of the first extubation...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407825/-effect-of-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-syndrome-on-complications-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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Song-Zhou Xu, Xiao-Yan Hu, Fang Zhao, Yu-Xin Zhou, Shuang-Chuan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of pregnancy-induced hypertension syndrome (PIH) on complications in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants. METHODS: The VLBW preterm infants were enrolled as research subjects, and according to the presence or absence of PIH in their mothers, they were divided into PIH group and non- PIH group. The incidence of major complications and length of hospital stay were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the two groups in gestational age, birth weight, sex, incidence rate of maternal diabetes, and use of antepartum hormone...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403691/novel-nlrc4-mutation-causes-a-syndrome-of-perinatal-autoinflammation-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-hepatosplenomegaly-fetal-thrombotic-vasculopathy-and-congenital-anemia-and-ascites
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Jiancong Liang, Danielle N Alfano, James E Squires, Melissa M Riley, W Tony Parks, Julia Kofler, Areeg El-Gharbawy, Suneeta Madan-Kheterpal, Roxanne Acquaro, Jennifer Picarsic
Autoinflammatory diseases are caused by pathologic activation of the innate immune system. Primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an aggressive syndrome of excessive immune activation caused by monogenic mutations resulting in cytotoxic cell defects and subsequent failure to eliminate activated macrophages. Secondary HLH is often diagnosed in cases without a known Mendelian inheritance. However, some cases of "secondary" HLH have been shown to harbor mutations with partial dysfunction of the cytotoxic system...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403348/neonatal-necrotizing-enterocolitis-rat-model-attenuated-by-a-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-the-pregnant
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Rúdnei de Oliveira Luciano Gomes, Ricardo Artigiani, José de Freitas Guimarães, Adriana Porto Nunes, Edna Frasson de Souza Montero, José Luiz Martins
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (r-IPC) administered to pregnant rats, in the ileum of newborn rats subjected to hypoxia and reoxygenation. Methods: We used three pregnant rats and their newborn rats distributed in three groups: 1) Control (C) - Newborn rats born from a pregnant rat which did not undergo any intervention; 2) Hypoxia-Reoxygenation (H/R) - Newborn rats born from a pregnant rat which did not undergo any intervention, and were subjected to hypoxia-reoxygenation; 3) Remote Ischemic Preconditioning (r-IPC) - newborn rats born from a pregnant rat which was subjected to remote ischemic preconditioning twenty-four hours before giving birth and the newborn rats were subjected to hypoxia-reoxygenation...
March 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396655/enhanced-probiotic-potential-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-when-delivered-as-a-biofilm-on-dextranomer-microspheres-that-contain-beneficial-cargo
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Jason B Navarro, Lauren Mashburn-Warren, Lauren O Bakaletz, Michael T Bailey, Steven D Goodman
As with all orally consumed probiotics, the Gram-positive bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri encounters numerous challenges as it transits through the gastrointestinal tract of the host, including low pH, effectors of the host immune system, as well as competition with commensal and pathogenic bacteria, all of which can greatly reduce the availability of live bacteria for therapeutic purposes. Recently we showed that L. reuteri, when adhered in the form of a biofilm to a semi-permeable biocompatible dextranomer microsphere, reduces the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis by 50% in a well-defined animal model following delivery of a single prophylactic dose...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396025/prophylactic-indomethacin-compared-with-delayed-conservative-management-of-the-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-extremely-preterm-infants-effects-on-neonatal-outcomes
#17
Melissa Liebowitz, Ronald I Clyman
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether prophylactic indomethacin (PINDO) has more or less morbidity than delayed conservative management of the moderate-to-large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a prospective double cohort controlled study of infants delivered at ≤27(6/7) weeks gestation (n = 397). From January 2005 through April 2011, all infants were treated with PINDO (n = 247). From May 2011 through August 2016, no infant was treated with indomethacin until at least 8 postnatal days (conservative epoch, n = 150)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395563/persistent-intestinal-bleeding-due-to-severe-cmv-related-thrombocytopenia-in-a-preterm-newborn
#18
Alberto Berardi, Eugenio Spaggiari, Chiara Cattelani, Maria Federica Roversi, Monica Pecorari, Tiziana Lazzarotto, Fabrizio Ferrari
The optimal threshold for neonatal platelet transfusions in sick newborns is still uncertain. We report a congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in a premature neonate with severe thrombocytopenia who subsequently presented with necrotizing enterocolitis and intestinal bleeding. The baby recovered after platelet transfusions were discontinued and the therapy was switched from intravenous ganciclovir to oral valganciclovir. We discuss both measures, speculating on the key role of platelet transfusions.
April 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395369/antibiotics-prescriptions-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-how-to-overcome-everyday-challenges
#19
D Donà, E Mozzo, V Mardegan, U Trafojer, P Lago, S Salvadori, E Baraldi, C Giaquinto
Antimicrobial prescriptions in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) represent a point of concern for the emergence of MDROs and for morbidity associated with prolonged antibiotic exposure (e.g., invasive candidiasis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and late-onset sepsis). Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have shown to be a valuable tool for the prevention of resistance with the goals of optimizing clinical outcomes while decreasing unnecessary prescribing. The most frequent ASP strategies include the correct collection and interpretation of microbiological specimens, prescription of the narrowest-spectrum antibiotic appropriate for a particular case, and de-escalation or discontinuation of therapy in defined situations...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383537/in-hospital-outcomes-of-premature-infants-with-severe-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#20
W Jackson, C P Hornik, J A Messina, K Guglielmo, A Watwe, G Delancy, A Valdez, T MacArthur, S Peter-Wohl, P B Smith, V N Tolia, M M Laughon
OBJECTIVE: To characterize in-hospital outcomes of premature infants diagnosed with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including premature infants with severe BPD discharged from 348 Pediatrix Medical Group neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2015. RESULTS: There were 10 752 infants with severe BPD, and 549/10 752 (5%) died before discharge. Infants who died were more likely to be male, small for gestational age, have received more medical interventions and more frequently diagnosed with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis, culture-proven sepsis and pulmonary hypertension following 36 weeks of postmenstrual age compared with survivors...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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