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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758096/low-maternal-serum-concentrations-of-mannose-binding-lectin-mbl-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-shorter-duration-of-pregnancy-and-lower-birth-weight
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Michal Koucký, Karin Malíčková, Helena Kopřivová, Tereza Cindrová-Davies, Hana Hrbáčková, Andrej Černý, Patrik Šimják, Antonín Pařízek, Tomáš Zima
BACKROUND: Chronic inflammation has been implicated as the underlying mechanism responsible for the pathophysiology of preterm labor. Mannose-bindig lectin (MBL) plays a central role in the innate immune response and is thus an important component of the first line of defense. The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum concentrations of MBL correlated with the incidence of preterm birth and low birth weight in a cohort of women with signs of threatened preterm birth. METHODS: A cohort of 60 patients who presented with regular contractions and/or short cervix (group A) between 24 to 32 weeks of gestation and 20 healthy controls (group B) who had no pregnancy complications and delivered at term were recruited into a prospective study...
May 14, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679983/evaluation-of-a-real-time-pcr-assay-for-detection-and-quantification-of-bacterial-dna-directly-in-blood-of-preterm-neonates-with-suspected-late-onset-sepsis
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Marre van den Brand, Frank A M van den Dungen, Martine P Bos, Mirjam M van Weissenbruch, A Marceline van Furth, Annemieke de Lange, Anna Rubenjan, Remco P H Peters, Paul H M Savelkoul
BACKGROUND: Rapid and accurate diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is highly warranted because of high associated morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a novel multiplex PCR assay for diagnosis of late-onset sepsis and to investigate the value of bacterial DNA load (BDL) determination as a measure of infection severity. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a neonatal intensive care unit. Preterm and/or very low birth weight infants suspected for late-onset sepsis were included...
April 22, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605824/utility-of-serum-resistin-in-the-diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis-and-prediction-of-disease-severity-in-term-and-late-preterm-infants
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Ahmed Anwar Khattab, Muhammad Said El-Mekkawy, Mohamed Ahmed Helwa, Ehab Seif Omar
INTRODUCTION: Resistin is a proinflammatory hormone recently proposed as a sepsis biomarker. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic values of this marker in neonatal sepsis. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study that includes 60 term and late preterm neonates with proven and possible sepsis besides 30 healthy controls. Resistin and other biomarkers, like C-reactive protein (CRP), were measured within 2 h of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570915/ischemia-modified-albumin-in-preterm-infants-born-to-mothers-with-preeclampsia
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Özmert M A Özdemir, Emine Özdemir, Yaşar Enli, Özer Öztekin, Hacer Ergin
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia (PE) is at increased risk for maternal and/or fetal mortality or serious morbidity. PE is associated with ischemia and increased oxidative stress in placenta, which may lead to modification of plasma albumin to ischemia-modified-albumin (IMA). We aimed to investigate of IMA and hematological parameters in premature infants born to mothers with normal pregnancy and preeclampsia, and also in their mothers. METHODS: Twentyfive pregnants with PE and their premature newborns as PE-group, and 25 normotensive pregnants and their premature newborns as control-group were included the study...
March 23, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557695/does-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-have-good-diagnostic-value-in-neonatal-necrotizing-colitis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453682/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-and-histologic-chorioamnionitis-in-preterm-infants-controlled-study
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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...
April 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287294/outcomes-of-medically-indicated-preterm-births-differ-by-indication
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103237/inflammatory-response-in-preterm-newborns-born-after-prolonged-premature-rupture-of-membranes-is-there-a-correlation-with-placental-histological-findings
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081936/the-role-of-interleukin-6-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-premature-infants
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055117/can-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-late-onset-sepsis-in-preterm-infants
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963753/granulocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-gr-mdsc-accumulate-in-cord-blood-of-preterm-infants-and-remain-elevated-during-the-neonatal-period
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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...
March 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955060/pentoxifylline-and-pentaglobin-adjuvant-therapies-for-neonatal-nosocomial-sepsis-in-neonates-less-than-1500g-weight
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719503/central-peripheral-temperature-monitoring-as-a-marker-for-diagnosing-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654562/cardio-respiratory-events-and-inflammatory-response-after-primary-immunization-in-preterm-infants-32-weeks-gestational-age-a-randomized-controlled-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486434/neonatal-and-maternal-25-oh-vitamin-d-serum-levels-in-neonates-with-early-onset-sepsis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301503/cerebral-ultrasound-abnormalities-in-preterm-infants-caused-by-late-onset-sepsis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196391/pentoxifylline-treatment-of-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-with-nosocomial-sepsis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155332/reducing-antibiotic-exposure-in-suspected-neonatal-sepsis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131458/biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis-and-necrotizing-enterocolitis-clinical-practice-guidelines
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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/28045978/cord-blood-acute-phase-reactants-predict-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-in-preterm-infants
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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
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