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Yang Yang, Zhao-Lan Cao, Xiao-Yu Zhou, Xiao-Qing Chen, Jing-Jing Pan, Rui Cheng
OBJECTIVE: The diagnostic value of neutrophil / lymphocyte (N/L) ratio in the early diagnosis of neonatal necrotizing colitis (NEC) was evaluated. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study. From the 103 NEC cases, the preterm infants were randomly recruited into this study, including NEC I 41 cases, NEC II 34 cases and NEC III 28 cases. The control group included 58 preterm infants without NEC. Routine clinical data and blood samples of all NEC patients were collected within 24 hours after the established diagnosis of NEC...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
N Katz, Y Bar-Or, A Raucher-Sterrnfeld, A Tamir, D Kohelet
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn is one of the most challenging acute disorders of postnatal transition with substantial morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to find if there is an association between persistent pulmonary hypertension and histologic chorioamnionitis in preterm infants. 27 preterm infants with echocardiographic evidence of PPHN within the first 3 days of life were eligible for the study. A matched control group of 27 patients was chosen according to gestational age, date of birth, and gender...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Michelle J Wang, Spencer G Kuper, Robin Steele, Rachel A Sievert, Alan T Tita, Lorie M Harper
OBJECTIVE: We aim to examine whether outcomes of preterm birth (PTB) are further modified by the indication for delivery. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study of all singletons delivered at 23 to 34 weeks from 2011 to 2014. Women were classified by their primary indication for delivery: maternal (preeclampsia) or fetal/obstetric (growth restriction, nonreassuring fetal status, and vaginal bleeding). The primary neonatal outcome was a composite of neonatal death, cord pH <7 or base excess < - 12, 5-minute Apgar ≤3, C-reactive protein during resuscitation, culture-proven sepsis, intraventricular hemorrhage, and necrotizing enterocolitis...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
Neri Katz, Letizia Schreiber, Anat Oron, Sarel Halachmi, David Kohelet
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates in the United States. Early recognition of sepsis in this population is a challenging task since overt clinical signs can be difficult to determine. C-reactive protein (CRP), one of the most frequently non-specific used laboratory test, can indirectly aid the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between histological findings in the placenta of preterm newborns born after prolonged rupture of membranes, CRP levels, and blood cultures...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Mehrdad Mirzarahimi, Manouchehr Barak, Abdolkarim Eslami, Afsaneh Enteshari-Moghaddam
Septicemia is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in newborns. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the early diagnosis of Sepsis in premature newborns. This cross-sectional study was conducted on preterm infants admitted to NICU of Hospital Buali in Ardabil city, Iran. C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-6 and complete blood count tests have been done in baseline, third and seventh day. Collected data analyzed by one-sample t-test, repeated measures and ANOVA in SPSS...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Reports
Senem Alkan Ozdemir, Esra Arun Ozer, Ozkan Ilhan, Sumer Sutcuoglu
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an easily accessible biomarker that has been reported to represent disease severity in adult trials. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between culture positiveness and NLR in cases where the reason of sepsis was considered, and to foresight an idea about the active agents. METHODS: Preterm infants with birth weights ≤1500 g and/or ≤32 gestational weeks were eligible for this study...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
J Schwarz, V Scheckenbach, H Kugel, B Spring, J Pagel, C Härtel, J Pauluschke-Fröhlich, A Peter, C F Poets, C Gille, N Köstlin
Preterm delivery is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Among the most important complications in preterm infants are peri- or postnatal infections. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) are myeloid cells with suppressive activity on other immune cells. Emerging evidence suggests that granulocytic MDSC (GR-MDSC) play a pivotal role in mediating maternal-fetal tolerance. The role of MDSC for postnatal immune-regulation in neonates is incompletely understood. Until the present time, nothing was known about expression of MDSC in preterm infants...
September 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Sahin Hamilcikan, Emrah Can, Ovgu Buke, Can Polat, Esra Ozcan
OBJECTIVE: To compare different support therapies in very low birth-weight preterm neonates with nosocomial sepsis. METHODS: This clinical pilot study was conducted at the Bagcilar Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, from September 2015 to November 2016. Preterm infants appropriately sized for a gestational age of < 32 weeks and < 1,500g were included in the study. Pentaglobin was initiated on the day of diagnosis of nosocomial sepsis to very low birth-weight preterm neonates as a support therapy in addition to antibiotics: 5 ml/kg per day of pentaglobin was infused over a four-hour period on three consecutive days...
October 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
José Luis Leante-Castellanos, Antonio Martínez-Gimeno, Manuel Cidrás-Pidré, Gerardo Martínez-Munar, Ana García-González, Carmen Fuentes-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for late-onset sepsis depends largely on a timely diagnosis. We assess central-peripheral temperature difference monitoring as a marker for late-onset neonatal sepsis diagnosis. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study focusing on a cohort of 129 very low-birth-weight infants. Thermal gradient alteration was defined as a difference of > 2°C maintained during 4 hours. We then determined its association with the late-onset sepsis variable through logistic regression...
December 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Wissal Ben Jmaa, Alfredo I Hernández, Megan R Sutherland, Anik Cloutier, Nathalie Germain, Christian Lachance, Brigitte Martin, Marc H Lebel, Patrick Pladys, Anne Monique Nuyt
BACKGROUND: Inflammation may depress respiration in neonates. This study aimed to establish a link between postimmunization inflammation and cardio-respiratory events (CREs). METHODS: Randomized double-blind controlled study of infants born < 32 weeks gestation receiving the 2 months vaccine, which comprised diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed combined with inactivated poliomyelitis vaccines and Haemophilus b conjugate and the pneumococcal conjugate 10-valent vaccines...
October 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Taha Soliman Gamal, Abd-Allah Sayed Madiha, Mostafa Kamel Hanan, Mohamed El-Mazary Abdel-Azeem, Gamil S Marian
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for calcium metabolism and plays an important role in the immune functions. The aim of this study was to measure neonatal and maternal 25-OH vitamin D serum levels in neonates with early onset sepsis. The study included fifty neonates with early onset sepsis (25 full-term and 25 preterm infants) and thirty age and sex matched healthy neonates as controls. After history taking and clinical examination, complete blood count, C-reactive protein and 25-OH vitamin D serum levels (neonatal and maternal) were measured for all neonates...
May 9, 2017: Children
L C Claessens, I A Zonnenberg, F A M van den Dungen, R J Vermeulen, M M van Weissenbruch
INTRODUCTION: This study describes cerebral ultrasound abnormalities caused by late-onset sepsis (LOS) in very preterm infants with a gestational age of < 32 weeks and/or birthweight < 1500 grams. METHODS: The prospective study ("INFANT study") included 117 preterm infants with suspected LOS. Proven LOS was defined as a positive blood culture after 72 hours of life. In case of coagulase-negative staphylococci an elevated C-reactive protein was additionally required to establish proven LOS...
2017: PloS One
Şahin Hamilçıkan, Emrah Can, Övgü Büke, Meltem Erol, Özlem Bostan Gayret
Objective The objective of this study was to assess the result of intravenous pentoxifylline as an adjunct to antibiotic therapy on mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates with nosocomial sepsis. Methods For the 18 VLBW preterm neonates, as an adjunct therapy to antibiotics regimens, pentoxifylline (5 mg/kg/h for 6 hours) was administered to premature infants with sepsis on 3 successive days. Clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded before and after treatment. Results Following pentoxifylline therapy, the immature-to-total neutrophil ratio and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were significantly decreased, while the blood pH and base excess were significantly increased (p < 0...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
Christopher Henry Grant, Andrew Arnott, Tim Brook, Alice Horne, William Hurst, Sarah Kelly, Christina Lang, Madeleine Payne, Hannah Pert, Sarah Sparrow, Pakaye Anne Dokubo, Natalie Bee, Ruth Gibbs, Julie-Clare Becher
Prolonged antibiotic therapy is associated with antimicrobial resistance and increased mortality in preterm infants. We evaluated the impact of an automatic stop order (ASO) and C-reactive protein (CRP) on the duration of antibiotics and level of intervention in infants screened for early-onset sepsis who had negative cultures. We introduced an ASO for low-risk infants, then, consequently, for all infants treated for suspected sepsis. We subsequently introduced a single CRP measurement at 36 hours. Between 2011 and 2014, 4 time periods were studied, at baseline and after each intervention...
January 2018: Clinical Pediatrics
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
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
Paolo Montaldo, Roberto Rosso, Alfredo Santantonio, Giovanni Chello, Paolo Giliberti
BACKGROUND: Early-onset sepsis (EOS) is responsible for an important fraction of neonatal morbidity and mortality all over the world. The aim of this study was to assess whether presepsin (P-SEP) can be a more accurate biomarker of EOS compared with pro-calcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP). STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive preterm neonates (<34 wk gestational age, admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by 6 h of age and undergoing sepsis evaluation) were recruited as part of a case-matched control study...
February 2017: Pediatric Research
Ricardo González-Tarancón, Luisa Calvo-Ruata, Maite Aramendía, Carmen Ortega, Elena García-González, Luis Rello
BACKGROUND: Low serum Cu and ceruloplasmin (Cp) concentrations in newborns can be the first indication of a severe Cu deficient intake or, alternatively, of genetic diseases affecting Cu metabolism. However, Cu and Cp concentrations can also be influenced by other variables that render their quantitative results difficult to interpret. Therefore, it is necessary to identify these variables and stratify Cu and Cp concentrations according to these altering factors. METHODS: Serum Cu and Cp concentrations for 564 hospitalized newborns (0-12days of life) are stratified according to their age, prematurity (birth weight or gestational age), type of feeding and inflammatory state (assessed by the serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level) to identify potential correlations...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Pia Lundgren, Linnea Lundberg, Gunnel Hellgren, Gerd Holmström, Anna-Lena Hård, Lois E Smith, Agneta Wallin, Boubou Hallberg, Ann Hellström
BACKGROUND: The most severe form of rapidly progressing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is termed aggressive posterior ROP (APROP). APROP frequently causes severe visual impairment in affected preterm infants despite timely and appropriate laser treatment. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the postnatal characteristics associated with APROP development in a national Swedish cohort. METHODS: This retrospective, 1:1 matched case-control study included all infants that developed APROP in zone 1 (n = 9) between 2008 and 2012...
2017: Neonatology
Masayuki Ochiai, Hiroaki Kurata, Hirosuke Inoue, Koichi Tanaka, Yuki Matsushita, Junko Fujiyoshi, Yoshifumi Wakata, Kiyoko Kato, Tomoaki Taguchi, Hidetoshi Takada
BACKGROUND: The substantial risk of iron overload is not routinely monitored in most of the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Japan; however, blood transfusion is an essential strategy for successfully treating preterm low-birth-weight infants. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the iron status and clinical features of infants with a birth weight of <1,500 g, i.e. very-low-birth-weight infants (VLBWIs). METHODS: This prospective observational study enrolled 176 (82...
2017: Neonatology
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