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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145693/early-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Arne Ohlsson, Sanjay M Aher
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants have low plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO), providing a rationale for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to prevent or treat anaemia and to provide neuro protection and protection against necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Darbepoetin (Darbe) and EPO are currently available ESAs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of ESAs (erythropoietin (EPO) and/or Darbe) initiated early (before eight days after birth) compared with placebo or no intervention in reducing red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, adverse neurological outcomes, and feeding intolerance including necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm and/or low birth weight infants...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143460/transient-neonatal-zinc-deficiency-in-exclusively-breastfed-preterm-infants
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Lauren Watson, David Cartwright, Luke A Jardine, David Pincus, Pieter Koorts, Sebastien Kury, Stephanie Bezieau, Shane George, Susan Moloney, Johanna Holt, David Coman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138031/mortality-and-pulmonary-outcomes-of-extremely-preterm-infants-exposed-to-antenatal-corticosteroids
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Colm P Travers, Waldemar A Carlo, Scott A Mcdonald, Abhik Das, Edward F Bell, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Alan H Jobe, Ronald N Goldberg, Carl T D'Angio, Barbara J Stoll, Seetha Shankaran, Abbot R Laptook, Barbara Schmidt, Michele C Walsh, Pablo J Sanchez, M Bethany Ball, Ellen C Hale, Nancy S Newman, Rosemary D Higgins
BACKGROUND: Antenatal corticosteroids are given primarily to induce fetal lung maturation but results from meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials have not shown mortality or pulmonary benefits for extremely preterm infants although these are the infants most at risk of mortality and pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine if exposure to antenatal corticosteroids is associated with a lower rate of death and pulmonary morbidities by 36 weeks' postmenstrual age...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136541/impact-of-neonatal-morbidity-on-the-risk-of-developmental-delay-in-late-preterm-infants
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Sílvia Martínez-Nadal, Xavier Demestre, Luisa Schonhaut, Sergio R Muñoz, Pere Sala
BACKGROUND: Late preterm infants (LPI) have a higher risk of developmental delay (DD) than term-born infants. The association of perinatal complications with specific morbidity is not clear. AIM: (1) To compare the risk of DD at 4years of age between LPI who have presence or absence of any morbidity associated with the prematurity at birth, called complicated (cLPI) or uncomplicated (uLPI), and term-born infants, (2) to determine maternal and perinatal factors associated with risk of DD, and (3) to analyze, in LPI, the association between perinatal morbidity and risk of DD...
November 11, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135822/premature-infants-have-lower-gastric-digestion-capacity-for-human-milk-proteins-than-term-infants
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Veronique Demers-Mathieu, Yunyao Qu, Mark A Underwood, Robyn Borghese, David Charles Dallas
OBJECTIVES: Whether premature infants have lower gastric protein digestive capacity than term infants and the extent to which human milk proteases contribute to overall gastric digestion are unknown and were investigated in this study. METHODS: Human milk and infant gastric samples were collected from 16 preterm (24-32 wk gestational age (GA)) and 6 term (38-40 wk GA) mother-infant pairs within a range of 5-42 days postnatal age. For each pair, an aliquot of human milk was adjusted to pH 4...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135357/short-term-refractive-effects-of-propranolol-hydrochloride-prophylaxis-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-very-preterm-newborns
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Levent Korkmaz, Cagatay Karaca, Mustafa Ali Akin, Osman Bastug, Mustafa Sahiner, Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk, Selim Kurtoglu
PURPOSE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the major problems of surviving premature infants with several ophthalmic morbidities such as increased risk of refractive errors, strabismus, and cortical visual impairment. Use of propranolol hydrochloride (PH) for the prevention of ROP is a new promising treatment modality. However, long-term effects are still to be defined. In our study, we aimed to investigate the short-term refractive effects of PH used for ROP prophylaxis in very preterm newborns...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134703/origin-and-dynamics-of-oligodendrocytes-in-the-developing-brain-implications-for-perinatal-white-matter-injury
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REVIEW
Erik van Tilborg, Caroline G M de Theije, Maurik van Hal, Nienke Wagenaar, Linda S de Vries, Manon J Benders, David H Rowitch, Cora H Nijboer
Infants born prematurely are at high risk to develop white matter injury (WMI), due to exposure to hypoxic and/or inflammatory insults. Such perinatal insults negatively impact the maturation of oligodendrocytes (OLs), thereby causing deficits in myelination. To elucidate the precise pathophysiology underlying perinatal WMI, it is essential to fully understand the cellular mechanisms contributing to healthy/normal white matter development. OLs are responsible for myelination of axons. During brain development, OLs are generally derived from neuroepithelial zones, where neural stem cells committed to the OL lineage differentiate into OL precursor cells (OPCs)...
November 14, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134255/identification-of-generic-and-pathogen-specific-cord-blood-monocyte-transcriptomes-reveals-a-largely-conserved-response-in-preterm-and-term-newborn-infants
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Emma de Jong, David G Hancock, Julie Hibbert, Christine Wells, Peter Richmond, Karen Simmer, David Burgner, Tobias Strunk, Andrew J Currie
Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis are predominant causes of neonatal sepsis, particularly affecting preterm infants. Susceptibility to infection has been attributed to "immature" innate monocyte defences, but no studies have assessed global transcriptional responses of neonatal monocytes to these pathogens. Here, we aimed to identify and characterise the neonatal monocyte transcriptional responses to E. coli and S. epidermidis and the role of common modifiers such as gestational age (GA) and exposure to chorioamnionitis (a common complication of preterm birth) to better understand early life innate immune responses...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132457/-relationship-between-serum-25-oh-d-levels-at-birth-and-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-infants
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Ren-Qiang Yu, Dao-Zhen Chen, Xiao-Qing Hao, Shi-Hong Jiang, Guang-Dong Fang, Qin Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels at birth and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants. METHODS: This retrospective study recruited preterm infants with gestational age of below 34 weeks who were born between January 2014 and December 2016. These preterm infants were divided into two groups: RDS (n=72) and control (n=40). Clinical data of the two groups were collected, including gestational age, birth weight, gender, delivery mode, Apgar scores at 1 minute and 5 minutes, incidence of maternal gestational diabetes mellitus, and use of prenatal steroid hormone...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132234/upcycling-umbilical-cords-bridging-regenerative-medicine-with-neonatology
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Alvaro Moreira, Yasmeen Alayli, Saloni Balgi, Caitlyn Winter, Samuel Kahlenberg, Shamimunisa Mustafa, Peter Hornsby
Preterm birth is a major health concern that affects 10% of all worldwide deliveries. Many preterm infants are discharged from the hospital with morbidities that lead to an increased risk for neurodevelopmental impairment, recurrent hospitalizations, and life-long conditions. Unfortunately, the treatment of these conditions is palliative rather than curative, which calls for novel and innovative strategies. Progress in regenerative medicine has offered therapeutic options for many of these conditions. Specifically, human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and cord blood (UCB) cells have shown promise in treating adult onset diseases...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132180/health-care-utilization-after-nicu-discharge-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-the-first-2-years-of-life-in-preterm-infants
#11
Kousiki Patra, Michelle M Greene
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132179/comparative-study-of-the-effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-and-nasal-high-flow-therapy-on-diaphragmatic-dimensions-in-preterm-infants
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Mohamed El-Mogy, Hanan El-Halaby, Gehan Attia, Hesham Abdel-Hady
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131395/do-fidgety-general-movements-predict-cerebral-palsy-and-cognitive-outcome-in-clinical-follow-up-of-very-preterm-infants
#13
Joy Olsen, Peter Marschik, Alicia Spittle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131125/splanchnic-cerebral-oxygenation-ratio-decreases-during-enteral-feedings-in-anemic-preterm-infants-observations-under-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Katherine Braski, Kimberlee Weaver-Lewis, Manndi Loertscher, Qian Ding, Xiaoming Sheng, Mariana Baserga
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in premature infants. Due to risks with red blood cell transfusions, many anemic infants are not transfused. The implications of this pathophysiologic status, especially at times of increased metabolic demand (enteral feedings), is not well understood. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows for the noninvasive determination of regional oxygen saturations (rSO2) in tissues such as the brain and mesentery, giving insight into their oxygen sufficiency. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that during enteral feedings very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with a hematocrit ≤28% will experience a decrease in splanchnic rSO2 and splanchnic-cerebral oxygenation ratio (SCOR)...
November 8, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131075/the-cerebellar-cerebral-microstructure-is-disrupted-at-multiple-sites-in-very-preterm-infants-with-cerebellar-haemorrhage
#15
Vera Neubauer, Tanja Djurdjevic, Elke Griesmaier, Marlene Biermayr, Elke Ruth Gizewski, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques have prompted reconsideration of the anatomical correlates of adverse outcomes in preterm infants. The importance of the contribution made by the cerebellum is now increasingly appreciated. The effect of cerebellar haemorrhage (CBH) on the microstructure of the cerebellar-cerebral circuit is largely unexplored. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of CBH on the microstructure of cerebellar-cerebral connections in preterm infants aged <32 gestational weeks...
November 9, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131055/bmi-is-a-better-body-proportionality-measure-than-the-ponderal-index-and-weight-for-length-for-preterm-infants
#16
A Nicole Ferguson, Shannon C Grabich, Irene E Olsen, Rebecca Cantrell, Reese H Clark, Wendy N Ballew, Jeffrey Chou, M Louise Lawson
BACKGROUND: Clinicians have observed preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit growing disproportionally; however, the only growth charts that have been available were from preterm infants born in the 1950s which utilized the ponderal index. Prior to creating the recently published BMI curves, we found only 1 reference justifying the use of the ponderal index. OBJECTIVES: To determine the best measure of body proportionality for assessing growth in US preterm infants...
November 9, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131014/early-nutrition-and-growth-until-the-corrected-age-of-2-years-in-extremely-preterm-infants
#17
Henni Hiltunen, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Erika Isolauri, Samuli Rautava
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm birth is associated with a high risk of extrauterine growth retardation, which has been linked with adverse developmental outcomes. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether nutritional management during the first 7 days of life affects growth patterns until the corrected age of 2 years in extremely preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of 78 extremely preterm (<28 weeks' gestation) neonates was conducted...
November 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130825/late-preterm-infants-early-term-infants-and-timing-of-elective-deliveries-current-status-in-a-korean-medical-center
#18
Hyun Suna Ko, Yu-Ria Jang, Hanggooa Yun, Jeonga Ha Wie, Sae Kyunga Choi, In Yanga Park, Jong Chula Shin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the current perinatal outcomes among infants born late preterm and early term compared to those born full term and evaluate the optimal gestational age for delivery. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study for births occurred at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital over the past 7 years. Statistical comparison was performed using χ(2) test and multivariable logistic regression models. RESULTS: A total of 7580 women met the study criteria...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130703/nutritional-practices-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-national-survey
#19
Gerardo Rodríguez-Martínez, Eduardo Narbona, Marcos Linés, María Gormaz, Miguel Sáenz de Pipaón, Ricardo Closa, José Uberos, Carlos Zozaya, María L Couce
BACKGROUND: Significant efforts have been made to improve the nutritional support of very preterm infants. Large surveys may help to know the nutritional practices for preterm infants in neonatal units and identify if they are in line with the current guidelines. METHODS: A multicentre nationwide web-based survey on clinical feeding practices in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants was conducted in tertiary neonatal hospitals that admit infants with a birth weight < 1,500 g and/or a gestational age of < 32 weeks...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129516/is-there-a-potential-link-between-vitamin-d-and-pulmonary-morbidities-in-preterm-infants
#20
Yang Yang, Yun Feng, Xu Chen, Xiao-Nan Mao, Jing-Han Zhang, Li Zhao, You-Yan Zhao, Rui Cheng
BACKGROUND: There hasn't been conclusive proof about the association between vitamin D and pulmonary morbidities of prematurity. METHODS: 106 preterm infants were retrospectively included into this study. Clinical data and blood samples of all the patients were collected within 24 h of admission. RESULTS: (1) Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) patients were mainly concentrated in "≤30 weeks" stage when compared with other two gestational age groups...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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