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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931118/unpacking-the-enabling-factors-for-hand-cord-and-birth-surface-hygiene-in-zanzibar-maternity-units
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Giorgia Gon, Said M Ali, Catriona Towriss, Catherine Kahabuka, Ali O Ali, Sue Cavill, Mohammed Dahoma, Sally Faulkner, Haji S Haji, Ibrahim Kabole, Emma Morrison, Rukaiya M Said, Amour Tajo, Yael Velleman, Susannah L Woodd, And Wendy J Graham
Recent national surveys in The United Republic of Tanzania have revealed poor standards of hygiene at birth in facilities. As more women opt for institutional delivery, improving basic hygiene becomes an essential part of preventative strategies for reducing puerperal and newborn sepsis. Our collaborative research in Zanzibar provides an in-depth picture of the state of hygiene on maternity wards to inform action. Hygiene was assessed in 2014 across all 37 facilities with a maternity unit in Zanzibar. We used a mixed methods approach, including structured and semi-structured interviews, and environmental microbiology...
October 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923474/beyond-the-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Ming Chu, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Hung-Chih Lin
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a consequence of failed pulmonary vascular transition at birth and leads to pulmonary hypertension with shunting of deoxygenated blood across the ductus arteriosus (DA) and foramen ovale (FO) resulting in severe hypoxemia, and it may eventually lead to life-threatening circulatory failure. PPHN is a serious event affecting both term and preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. It is often associated with diseases such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, sepsis, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920027/rupture-of-umbilical-hernia-with-evisceration-in-a-newborn-a-case-report
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Dinesh H Kittur, Kailas P Bhandarkar, Santosh V Patil, Sudhakar S Jadhav
Most umbilical hernias in infants do not need surgery and the ring will eventually close. Occasionally few complications can arise and incarceration is most common. Spontaneous rupture of the hernia and eventual evisceration is a rarely seen complication. A 3-week-old neonate having umbilical hernia presented with rupture of the sac with evisceration of bowel within a few days of first visit. No underlying cause like umbilical sepsis was found. The baby had emergency repair of the hernia with an uneventful recovery...
July 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905447/assessment-of-the-quality-of-neonatal-care-in-the-solomon-islands
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Shidan Tosif, Titus Nasi, Amy Gray, Nahad Sadr-Azodi, Divi Ogaoga, Trevor Duke
AIM: To identify strengths and obstacles for improving the quality of newborn care in the Solomon Islands. Improving the quality of newborn care is a priority in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Action Plan for Healthy Newborns in the Western Pacific. The neonatal mortality rate in the Solomon Islands, a lower-middle-income country, has improved slower than overall child mortality. In 2013, neonatal mortality (13.2/1000) constituted 44% of under-5 deaths (30.1/1000). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of newborn care in five provincial hospitals using a World Health Organization assessment tool for hospital quality of care...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901786/effect-of-gestational-age-on-the-epidemiology-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-a-review
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Elsa de Palma Afonso, Stijn Blot
Neonatal sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Late-onset sepsis affects a significant percentage of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Most affected newborns are preterm or low birth weight, but late-onset sepsis also affects late preterm and term infants. Understanding how gestational age affects the epidemiology of late-onset sepsis can be of use when defining strategies for its prevention and clinical management in NICU. Areas covered: Available evidence suggests the incidence and mortality of late-onset sepsis is higher in preterm and VLBW infants, but pathogen distribution and risk exposure is similar across all infants admitted to NICU...
September 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895706/-neonatal-renal-abscess-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge-a-clinical-case
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Sebastián Argañaraz Gonçalves, Enrique Casanueva, Silvia Filipis, Carla Gandini, M Vanesa Rodríguez, Adriana Santiago, Aída Vázquez, Roberto Vagni
Renal abscess is a rare disease in newborn, but severe consequences can occur: sepsis with high mortality, renal scar formation and risk of chronic renal failure. A neonate with unilateral renal abscess due to Staphylococcus aureus is reported, with septicemia, with no other suppurative focus, nor with urinary malformation, with good clinical evolution with intravenous antibiotics and without surgical treatment, but with renal scars sequel. From this case, the strategies of diagnosis, treatment and followup of the renal abscess in a neonate are analyzed, emphasizing the early diagnosis to avoid renal scars...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893488/-clinical-criteria-for-pathogen-bacteria-in-term-newborn-suspected-of-neonatal-sepsis
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A Glusko-Charlet, C Fontaine, M Raucy, L Barcat, A Lahana, R Erbani, G Poirie, G Kongolo, M Diouf, A Leke, J Gondry, P Tourneux
BACKGROUND: Neonatal early onset sepsis (EOS) remains an important etiology of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is difficult due to a lack of sensitivity and specificity markers. In France, the management of newborn infants suspected of infection includes the analysis of gastric suction. The objective of the study was to identify early clinical signs in newborn infants with suspected neonatal sepsis to differentiate a likely infection with pathogen bacteria in the gastric suction culture (Streptococcus agalactiae or Escherichia coli) from a possible infection without such pathogen bacteria...
September 8, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892906/changes-in-haematological-parameters-in-newborns-born-to-preeclamptic-mothers-a-case-control-study-in-a-rural-hospital
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Kalavakuru Mouna, Shilpa Manigatta Doddagowda, Krishnappa Junjegowda, Latha Krishnamurthy
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is a physiological phenomenon. However, some women develop problems during pregnancy period, which puts both the mother's and the foetus health at risk. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are the type of the maternal diseases that can cause the most detrimental effects to the mother and foetus. AIMS: To determine the haematological parameters in neonates born to preeclamptic mothers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective case control study carried out on neonates born to preeclamptic mothers in our institute from March 2016 to November 2016...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891027/short-term-oral-zinc-supplementation-among-babies-with-neonatal-sepsis-for-reducing-mortality-and-improving-outcome-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Newton Banupriya, Ballambattu Vishnu Bhat, Bosco Dhas Benet, Christina Catherine, Magadi Gopalakrishna Sridhar, Subhash Chandra Parija
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of short term zinc supplementation on the mortality rate and neurodevelopment outcome in neonates with sepsis at 12 mo corrected age. METHODS: The clinical trial was undertaken in the neonatal intensive care unit of JIPMER during the time period from September 2013 through December 2016. Neonates with clinical manifestations of sepsis who exhibited two positive screening tests (microESR, C- reactive protein, band cell count) were included and randomized into no zinc and zinc group...
September 11, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890038/improving-the-efficiency-of-auditory-brainstem-responses-in-newborns-using-a-60clicks-s-stimulation-rate
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Lourdes Cubero-Rego, Josefina Ricardo-Garcell, María Corsi-Cabrera, Rogelio Cruz-Martínez, Carlos Rebolledo-Fernández, Gloria Otero-Ojeda, Thalía Harmony
Recent evidence suggests that Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR), in neonates with risk factors for neurological damage, may show auditory brainstem abnormalities, even in patients with normal hearing. To compare the recording and diagnostic accuracy of neonatal Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR), using 10 and 60clicks/s stimulation rates, two groups of neonates were prospectively studied: 30 healthy full-term neonates, with no peri- or postnatal complications; and 30 high-risk newborns with two or more of the following conditions: hyperbilirubinemia, use of ototoxic drugs, birth weight inferior to 1500g, perinatal sepsis, intraventricular hemorrhage, and/or mechanical ventilation...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882128/institutional-maternal-and-perinatal-deaths-a-review-of-40-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Patricia E Bailey, Wasihun Andualem, Michel Brun, Lynn Freedman, Sourou Gbangbade, Malick Kante, Emily Keyes, Edwin Libamba, Allisyn C Moran, Halima Mouniri, Dahada Ould El Joud, Kavita Singh
BACKGROUND: Understanding the magnitude and clinical causes of maternal and perinatal mortality are basic requirements for positive change. Facility-based information offers a contextualized resource for clinical and organizational quality improvement. We describe the magnitude of institutional maternal mortality, causes of death and cause-specific case fatality rates, as well as stillbirth and pre-discharge neonatal death rates. METHODS: This paper draws on secondary data from 40 low and middle income countries that conducted emergency obstetric and newborn care assessments over the last 10 years...
September 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864361/healthcare-associated-infections-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-and-its-correlation-with-environmental-surveillance
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Sanjay Kumar, Binoy Shankar, Sugandha Arya, Manorma Deb, Harish Chellani
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are frequent complications in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) with varying risk factors and bacteriological profile. There is paucity of literature comparing the bacteriological profile of organisms causing HAI with the environmental surveillance isolates. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate demographic profile, risk factors and outcome of HAI in NICU and correlate with environmental surveillance. Three hundred newborns with signs and symptoms of sepsis were enrolled in the study group and their profile, risk factors and outcome were compared with the control group...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859955/human-placentophagy-a-review
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REVIEW
Alex Farr, Frank A Chervenak, Laurence B McCullough, Rebecca N Baergen, Amos Grünebaum
Placentophagy or placentophagia, the postpartum ingestion of the placenta, is widespread among mammals; however, no contemporary human culture incorporates eating placenta postpartum as part of its traditions. At present, there is an increasing interest in placentophagy among postpartum women, especially in the United States. The placenta can be eaten raw, cooked, roasted, dehydrated, or encapsulated or through smoothies and tinctures. The most frequently used preparation appears to be placenta encapsulation after steaming and dehydration...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856971/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-invasive-mechanic-ventilation-surfactant-therapy-and-non-invasive-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-preterm-newborns
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Muhittin Celik, Ali Bulbul, Sinan Uslu, Mesut Dursun, Omer Guran, Evrim Kıray Bas, Selda Arslan, Umut Zubarioglu
AIMS: This study compared the early-term outcomes of mechanical ventilation (MV)/surfactant treatment with nasal-continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from newborns born between ≥24 and ≤32 weeks of gestation, hospitalized at our newborn intensive care unit, and diagnosed with RDS between January 2009 and February 2012 were analyzed. RESULTS: Of 193 newborns with RDS who were enrolled in the study, 113 were treated with nCPAP and 80 with MV at a level of 57...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813414/a-randomized-synbiotic-trial-to-prevent-sepsis-among-infants-in-rural-india
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Pinaki Panigrahi, Sailajanandan Parida, Nimai C Nanda, Radhanath Satpathy, Lingaraj Pradhan, Dinesh S Chandel, Lorena Baccaglini, Arjit Mohapatra, Subhranshu S Mohapatra, Pravas R Misra, Rama Chaudhry, Hegang H Chen, Judith A Johnson, J Glenn Morris, Nigel Paneth, Ira H Gewolb
Sepsis in early infancy results in one million annual deaths worldwide, most of them in developing countries. No efficient means of prevention is currently available. Here we report on a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of an oral synbiotic preparation (Lactobacillus plantarum plus fructooligosaccharide) in rural Indian newborns. We enrolled 4,556 infants that were at least 2,000 g at birth, at least 35 weeks of gestation, and with no signs of sepsis or other morbidity, and monitored them for 60 days...
August 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812000/diagnostic-imaging-features-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Esposito, Rosanna Mamone, Marco Di Serafino, Carmela Mercogliano, Valerio Vitale, Gianfranco Vallone, Patrizia Oresta
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an inflammatory process, characterized by intestinal necrosis of variable extension, leading to perforation, generalized peritonitis and death. The classical pathogenetic theory focuses on mucosal damage related to a stress induced intestinal ischemia leading to mucosal injury and bacterial colonization of the wall. A more recent hypothesis emphasizes the role of immaturity of gastrointestinal and immune system, particularly of the premature, responsible of bowel wall vulnerability and suffering...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770413/escherichia-coli-early-onset-sepsis-trends-over-two-decades
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Natalia Mendoza-Palomar, Milena Balasch-Carulla, Sabina González-Di Lauro, Maria Concepció Céspedes, Antònia Andreu, Marie Antoinette Frick, Maria Ángeles Linde, Pere Soler-Palacin
Escherichia coli early-onset sepsis (EOS) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in neonates, especially in preterm and very low birth weight (VLBW) newborns. The aim of our study was to evaluate potential changes in the clinical and microbiological characteristics of E. coli EOS in our setting. Epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological data from all neonates with proven E. coli EOS from January 1994 to December 2014 were retrospectively collected in a single tertiary care hospital in Barcelona (Spain)...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769143/zonulin-a-potential-marker-of-intestine-injury-in-newborns
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Anna Tarko, Anna Suchojad, Marta Michalec, Małgorzata Majcherczyk, Aniceta Brzozowska, Iwona Maruniak-Chudek
INTRODUCTION: Zonulin (ZO), a new diagnostic biomarker of intestinal permeability, was tested in newborns presenting symptoms of infection and/or inflammation of the gut or being at risk of intestinal pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Serum ZO was assessed in 81 newborns diagnosed with sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), rotavirus infection, and gastroschisis, also in extremely low gestational age babies, and in controls (healthy newborns). ZO concentration was compared to C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) values, leucocyte and platelet count, basic demographic data, and the value of the Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (NTISS)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761638/mean-platelet-volume-and-serum-uric-acid-in-neonatal-sepsis-a-case-control-study
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Mohsen M Shalaby, Ahmad A Sobeih, Waleed E Abdulghany, Eman G Behiry, Yasser M Ismail, Mahmoud A Abd-El-Aziz
BACKGROUND: Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a measure of platelet volume. It reveals the presence of inflammatory burden and disease activity in many diseases. Serum uric acid (SUA) is one of the most important antioxidants in human biological fluids and is responsible for neutralizing > 50% of the free radicals in the human blood. For this reason, it was thought that the antioxidant effects of SUA could increase the life expectancy and/or reduce the incidence of malignancy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of mean platelet volume (MPV) and serum uric acid (SUA) level in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis (NS)...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759393/chorioamnionitis-and-management-of-asymptomatic-infants-%C3%A2-35-weeks-without-empiric-antibiotics
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Amanda I Jan, Rangasamy Ramanathan, Rowena G Cayabyab
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Management of asymptomatic infants ≥35 weeks' gestation born to mothers with chorioamnionitis remains controversial, with many clinicians considering the need for changes to the current guidelines. The study objective was to evaluate the outcomes of asymptomatic chorioamnionitis-exposed neonates without the use of immediate empirical antibiotics. METHODS: A retrospective data review was conducted from May 2008 to December 2014, including asymptomatic infants ≥35 weeks' gestation with a maternal diagnosis of clinical chorioamnionitis...
July 2017: Pediatrics
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