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early and late neonatal death

Imene Dahmane Ayadi, Emira Ben Hamida, Asma Youssef, Yosra Sdiri, Zahra Marrakchi
Background Thrombocytopenia is a common clinical problem in neonatal intensive care units, affecting about 20 to 35% of all admitted neonates. Even most episodes are mild or moderate, severe episodes could be life-threatening or responsible for sequelae. Objectives The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence, clinical diagnoses, and to determine risk factors for poor prognosis of thrombocytopenia in a neonatal intensive care unit. Methods We carried out a retrospective study in the neonatal intensive care unit of Charles Nicolle Hospital of Tunis, a tertiary neonatal care center, over a four years period (January 2010 to December 2013)...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
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BACKGROUND: Sepsis is one of the most common causes of neonatal deaths globally. Most sepsis-related deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries, where the epidemiology of neonatal sepsis remains poorly understood. Most of these countries lack proper surveillance networks, hampering accurate assessment of the burden of sepsis, implementation of preventive measures, and investment in research. We report results of neonates born in hospital from a multicentre collaboration on neonatal sepsis...
October 2016: Lancet Global Health
Carmen Mesas Burgos, Agnes Modée, Elin Öst, Björn Frenckner
INTRODUCTION: Despite improvements of neonatal intensive care, mortality among patients born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), remains high, and there is a significant late mortality in this cohort. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the causes of death among 251 consecutive CDH patients treated at our institution during the last 26years period. METHODS: Retrospective review of all causes of death between 1990 and 2015 of the CDH cohort prospectively collected in a database...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
William D Rawlinson, Stuart T Hamilton, Wendy J van Zuylen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of review is to assess the recent studies of therapy of pregnant women and neonates, aimed at preventing the consequences of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. RECENT FINDINGS: A recent randomized controlled trial of treatment of CMV during pregnancy with hyperimmune globulin did not show significant efficacy in prevention of foetal infection and morbidity, although there was a trend towards improvement with treatment. Trials of antiviral therapy of the mother during pregnancy have involved small numbers only, confounded by ethical and practical difficulties, and further studies are needed to demonstrate whether or not antivirals are useful and well tolerated in this setting...
September 7, 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Rossella Attini, Martina Gerbino, Paola Todeschini, Maria Luisa Perrino, Ana Maria Manzione, Gian Benedetto Piredda, Elisa Gnappi, Flavia Caputo, Giuseppe Montagnino, Vincenzo Bellizzi, Pierluigi Di Loreto, Francesca Martino, Domenico Montanaro, Michele Rossini, Santina Castellino, Marilisa Biolcati, Federica Fassio, Valentina Loi, Silvia Parisi, Elisabetta Versino, Antonello Pani, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice to restore fertility to women on renal replacement therapy. Over time, immunosuppressive, support therapies and approaches towards high-risk pregnancies have changed. The aim of this study was to analyse maternal-foetal outcomes in two cohorts of transplanted women who delivered a live-born baby in Italy in 1978-2013, dichotomized into delivery before and after January 2000. METHODS: A survey involving all the Italian transplant centres was carried out, gathering data on all pregnancies recorded since the start of activity at each centre; the estimated nationwide coverage was 75%...
July 5, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Subhadra Shashidharan, Brian Kogon, William Border, Kirk Kanter
BACKGROUND: The two most common surgical strategies for the treatment of neonates born with single-ventricle anomalies associated with aortic arch obstruction are the Norwood operation and pulmonary artery banding plus coarctation repair (PAB+COA). We reviewed characteristics and outcomes of neonates who underwent those two surgical strategies at our institution. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2012, 94 neonates with a single ventricle and aortic arch obstruction (excluding hypoplastic left heart syndrome) underwent Norwood (n = 65) or PAB+COA (n = 29)...
September 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Scott Gillespie, William T Mahle, Shriprasad Deshpande, Brian Kogon, Kevin Maher, Kirk Kanter
Significant noncardiac and genetic abnormalities (NC and GA) are common in neonates with congenital heart defects. We sought to examine current-era effect of those abnormalities on early and late outcomes following cardiac surgery. The method from 2002-2012, 1538 neonates underwent repair (n = 860, 56%) or palliation (n = 678, 44%) of congenital heart defects. Regression models examined the effect of NC and GA on operative results, resource utilization, and late outcomes. Neonates with NC and GA (n = 312, 20%) had higher incidence of prematurity (21% vs 13%; P < 0...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Veronica Giorgione, Paolo Cavoretto, Gennaro Cormio, Luca Valsecchi, Antonella Vimercati, Alessandra De Gennaro, Emanuela Rabaiotti, Massimo Candiani, Giorgia Mangili
AIM: The study aimed to describe prenatal diagnosis and the outcome of complete hydatidiform mole and coexistent normal fetus (CHMCF). METHODS: This was a retrospective case series of 13 patients with CHMCF. Prenatal diagnosis, outcome and development of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) were reviewed. RESULTS: Ultrasound diagnosis was carried out in 12 of 13 cases at 17 ± 2.7 weeks of gestation (mean ± SD). Six patients showed abnormalities suggestive of subchorionic hematoma on first trimester ultrasonography (US)...
August 13, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Nathalie Auger, Nicolas L Gilbert, Jay S Kaufman
OBJECTIVES: Infants born at term have low mortality, but risk may vary from week to week. We determined the risk of infant mortality at term by gestational week and cause. METHODS: We analyzed 4.1 million infants born at ≥37weeks of gestation in Canada from 1991 to 2010, followed for mortality the first year of life. We estimated hazard ratios (HR) and 95% CIs for early, late and post neonatal mortality from 37 through 41weeks of gestation, adjusting for individual characteristics...
September 2016: Early Human Development
Jenny L Sones, Robin L Davisson
Preeclampsia (PE) is a devastating disorder of pregnancy that affects up to 8% of pregnant women in the United States. The diagnosis of PE is made by the presentation of new-onset hypertension, ≥140 mmHg systolic blood pressure (BP) or ≥90 mmHg diastolic BP, and either proteinuria or another accompanying sign/symptom, such as renal insufficiency, thrombocytopenia, hepatic dysfunction, pulmonary edema, or cerebral/visual. These signs can occur suddenly and without warning. PE that presents before 34 wk of gestation is considered early onset and carries a greater risk for perinatal morbidity/mortality than late-onset PE that occurs at or after 34 wk of gestation...
August 1, 2016: Physiological Genomics
Ryszard Lauterbach, Barbara Wilk, Agata Bocheńska, Joanna Hurkała, Renata Radziszewska
BACKGROUND: Previously, we found that plasma protein C (PC) activity ≤10% significantly increased the probability of the occurrence of death during neonatal sepsis. Accordingly, if the activity of plasma PC declined during the course of sepsis to ≤10%, we administered a nonactivated PC zymogen to increase a PC activity. The aim of that retrospective analysis was to explore treatment effects of PC zymogen supplementation in septic infants, with plasma PC activity ≤10%. METHODS: A database was used to locate 85 newborns treated with PC from among 458 analyzed infants with confirmed sepsis...
September 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Nádia Cristina Pinheiro Rodrigues, Denise Leite Maia Monteiro, Andréa Sobral de Almeida, Mônica Barros de Lima Barros, André Pereira Neto, Gisele O'Dwyer, Mônica Kramer de Noronha Andrade, Matthew Brian Flynn, Valéria Teresa Saraiva Lino
OBJECTIVE: Maternal and neonatal mortality are important public health issues in low-income countries. This study evaluated spatial and temporal maternal and neonatal mortality trends in Brazil between 1997 and 2012. METHODS: This study employed spatial analysis techniques using death records from the mortality information system. Maternal mortality rates per 100,000 and neonatal mortality rates (early and late) per 1000 live births were calculated by state, region, and period (1997-2000, 2001-2004, 2005-2008, and 2009-2012)...
May 24, 2016: Jornal de Pediatria
Emilija Wilson, Rolf F Maier, Mikael Norman, Bjoern Misselwitz, Elizabeth A Howell, Jennifer Zeitlin, Anna-Karin Bonamy
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between body temperature at admission to neonatal intensive care and in-hospital mortality in very preterm infants, stratified by postnatal age of death. Moreover, we assessed the association between admission temperature and neonatal morbidity. STUDY DESIGN: In this cohort study from 19 regions in 11 European countries, we measured body temperature at admission for infants admitted for neonatal care after very preterm birth (<32 weeks of gestation; n = 5697) who were followed to discharge or death...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Brad M Farrant, Fiona J Stanley, Pia Hardelid, Carrington C J Shepherd
BACKGROUND: The stillbirth rate in most high income countries reduced in the early part of the 20(th) century but has apparently been static over the past 2½ decades. However, there has not been any account taken of pregnancy terminations and birth defects on these trends. The current study sought to quantify these relationships using linked Western Australian administrative data for the years 1986-2010. METHODS: We analysed a retrospective, population-based cohort of Western Australia births from 1986 to 2010, with de-identified linked data from core population health datasets...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Makoto Mori, Courtney McCracken, Kevin Maher, Brian Kogon, William Mahle, Kirk Kanter, Bahaaldin Alsoufi
OBJECTIVE: After neonatal cardiac surgery, a number of patients need a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). Those patients require tremendous resources and strain the capacity of cardiac units. To date, little knowledge of early and late survival for this challenging population exists. METHODS: From 2002 to 2012, 108 neonates required a postoperative ICU stay >30 days. Multivariable regression analyses examined factors associated with hospital death and late survival...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Amara Larpthaveesarp, Margaret Georgevits, Donna M Ferriero, Fernando F Gonzalez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke is a major cause of neonatal morbidity, often with delayed diagnosis and with no accepted therapeutic options. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of delayed initiation of multiple dose erythropoietin (EPO) therapy in improving histological and behavioral outcomes after early transient ischemic stroke. METHODS: 32 postnatal day 10 (P10) Sprague-Dawley rats underwent sham surgery or transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) for 3h, resulting in injury involving the striatum and parieto-temporal cortex...
September 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
Takeshi Shinkawa, Carl Chipman, Jessica Holloway, Xinyu Tang, Jeffrey M Gossett, Michiaki Imamura
The purpose of this study is to access the outcomes of aortic bypass graft placement in children. This is a retrospective review of all children having aortic bypass graft placement for aortic arch obstruction for the first time between 1982 and 2013 at a single institution. The actuarial survival and the freedom from aortic arch reoperation were calculated and compared between the groups. Seventy consecutive children underwent aortic bypass graft placements. The median age and body weight at the operation were 14 days and 3...
April 27, 2016: Heart and Vessels
Brynne A Sullivan, Christina McClure, Jamie Hicks, Douglas E Lake, J Randall Moorman, Karen D Fairchild
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether an early heart rate characteristics (HRC) index (HeRO score), measured in the first day and week after birth predicts death and morbidities compared with established illness severity scores. STUDY DESIGN: For all very low birth weight infants in a single neonatal intensive care unit from 2004-2014, the average first day HRC index was calculated within 24 hours of birth (aHRC-24h) and the average first week HRC index within 7 days of birth (aHRC-7d)...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Kelsy Catherina Nema Areco, Tulio Konstantyner, José Augusto de Aguiar Carrazedo Taddei
OBJECTIVE: To describe trends and composition of infant mortality rate in the State of São Paulo, from 1996 to 2012. METHODS: An ecological study was conducted, based on official secondary data of births and infant deaths of residents in São Paulo, from 1996 to 2012. The infant mortality rate was calculated by the direct method and was analyzed by graphs and polynomial regression models for age groups (early neonatal, late neonatal and post-neonatal) and for groups of avoidable causes of death...
September 2016: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Brian Schlosser, Ritu Sachdeva, Andrew Well, Brian Kogon, William Border, Kirk Kanter
BACKGROUND: Management of infants with heterotaxy syndrome and functional single ventricle is complicated due to associated cardiac and extracardiac anomalies. We report current era palliation results. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2012, 67 infants with heterotaxy syndrome underwent multistage palliation. Competing risks analyses modeled events after surgery (death vs Glenn procedure) and examined factors associated with survival. In addition, early and late outcomes following first-stage palliation surgery were compared with a matched contemporaneous control group of patients with nonheterotaxy single ventricle anomalies...
May 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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