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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929094/gestational-age-dependent-increase-of-survival-motor-neuron-protein-in-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Sota Iwatani, Nur Imma Fatimah Harahap, Dian Kesumapramudya Nurputra, Shinya Tairaku, Akemi Shono, Daisuke Kurokawa, Keiji Yamana, Khin Kyae Mon Thwin, Makiko Yoshida, Masami Mizobuchi, Tsubasa Koda, Kazumichi Fujioka, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Hideto Yamada, Ichiro Morioka, Kazumoto Iijima, Hisahide Nishio, Noriyuki Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetic neurological disease leading to infant death. It is caused by loss of survival motor neuron (SMN) 1 gene and subsequent reduction of SMN protein in motor neurons. Because SMN is ubiquitously expressed and functionally linked to general RNA metabolism pathway, fibroblasts (FBs) are most widely used for the assessment of SMN expression in SMA patients but usually isolated from skin biopsy samples after the onset of overt symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926340/efficacy-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-respiratory-failure-and-pulmonary-hypertension-the-japanese-experience
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Satoshi Suzuki, Hajime Togari, Jim L Potenziano, Michael D Schreiber
OBJECTIVE: To analyze data from a registry of Japanese neonates with hypoxic respiratory failure associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to compare the effectiveness of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) in neonates born <34 weeks vs. ≥34 weeks gestational age (GA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: iNO was administered according to approved Japanese product labeling. Study data were collected before iNO administration and at predefined intervals until discontinuation. RESULTS: A total of 1,114 neonates were included (n=431, <34 weeks GA; n=675, ≥34 weeks GA; n=8, missing age data)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919598/risk-factors-and-immediate-outcome-of-very-low-birth-weight-babies-appropriate-for-gestational-age-in-newly-established-scanu-mymensingh-medical-college-hospital
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K Begum, M N Islam, M A Hossain, M A Ali, M K Islam, M A Islam, M Salim, M Oliullah
Low birth weight (LBW) is the most important preventable cause in the neonatal period leading to very high neonatal mortality and morbidity in developing countries like Bangladesh. A cross sectional study was conducted in the neonatology ward, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh from July 2014 to December 2014 to identify the risk factors and immediate hospital outcome of Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Appropriate for Gestational Age (AGA) babies in context of present neonatal hospital care standard...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919465/uridine-treatment-protects-against-neonatal-brain-damage-and-long-term-cognitive-deficits-caused-by-hyperoxia
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Bulent Goren, Aysen Cakir, Cansu Sevinc, Sema Serter Kocoglu, Busra Ocalan, Ceren Oy, Zehra Minbay, Nevzat Kahveci, Tulin Alkan, Mehmet Cansev
Exposure to excessive oxygen in survivors of preterm birth is one of the factors that underlie the adverse neurological outcome in later life. Various pathological changes including enhanced apoptotic activity, oxidative stress and inflammation as well as decreased neuronal survival has been demonstrated in animal models of neonatal hyperoxia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of administering uridine, an anti-apoptotic agent, on cellular, molecular and behavioral consequences of hyperoxia-induced brain damage in a neonatal rat model...
September 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916563/incidence-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-rop-and-rop-treatment-in-switzerland-2006-2015-a-population-based-analysis
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Roland Gerull, Viviane Brauer, Dirk Bassler, Bernard Laubscher, Riccardo E Pfister, Mathias Nelle, Béatrice Müller, Christina Gerth-Kahlert, Mark Adams
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a severe complication of preterm birth and can lead to severe visual impairment or even blindness if untreated. The incidence of ROP requiring treatment is increasing in some developed countries in conjunction with higher survival rates at the lower end of gestational age (GA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The incidence of ROP and severe ROP (sROP) requiring treatment in Switzerland was analysed using the SwissNeoNet registry...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913132/the-incidence-risk-factors-and-mortality-of-preterm-neonates-a-prospective-study-from-jordan-2012-2013
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Nadin M Abdel Razeq, Yousef S Khader, Anwar M Batieha
OBJECTIVE: To explore the incidence of preterm delivery, maternal risk factors for having a preterm neonate, and preterm neonates' mortality in Jordan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based design was applied. Socio-demographic, perinatal, delivery risk factors, and survival information were gathered in pre- and post-hospital discharge interviews with 21075 women who gave birth to live neonates at ≥20 weeks of gestation in 18 hospitals in Jordan...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911008/maternal-dietary-l-arginine-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Anne Marie Darling, Chloe R McDonald, Willy S Urassa, Kevin C Kain, Ramadhani S Mwiru, Wafaie W Fawzi
The amino acid arginine is a physiological precursor to nitric oxide, which is a key mediator of embryonic survival, fetal growth, and pregnancy maintenance. We evaluated the association between consumption of the amino acid arginine and the rate of adverse birth outcomes using data from a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled micronutrient supplementation trial among pregnant women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2001-2004). Dietary intakes of arginine were assessed using repeated 24-hour recalls that were administered throughout pregnancy...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902527/smoking-in-the-family-is-most-predictive-of-the-development-of-childhood-asthma-in-preterm-babies-30-weeks-gestation-results-of-the-respiratory-outcomes-study-2-repos2
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Claire F Johnston, Margaret Broom, Bruce Shadbolt, David A Todd
OBJECTIVES: The Respiratory Outcomes Study 2 (RESPOS2) investigated the relationship between neonatal outcomes (specifically, chronic lung disease [CLD]) and environmental factors on the development of asthma and atopic outcomes at primary school age for preterm babies (PBs) <30 weeks gestational age (GA). METHODS: The study included all surviving PBs <30 weeks GA admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory between 2007-2009...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901198/regression-standardization-and-attributable-fraction-estimation-with-between-within-frailty-models-for-clustered-survival-data
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Elisabeth Dahlqwist, Yudi Pawitan, Arvid Sjölander
The between-within frailty model has been proposed as a viable analysis tool for clustered survival time outcomes. Previous research has shown that this model gives consistent estimates of the exposure-outcome hazard ratio in the presence of unmeasured cluster-constant confounding, which the ordinary frailty model does not, and that estimates obtained from the between-within frailty model are often more efficient than estimates obtained from the stratified Cox proportional hazards model. In this paper, we derive novel estimation techniques for regression standardization with between-within frailty models...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895475/delayed-intranasal-infusion-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-improves-white-matter-maturation-after-asphyxia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Lotte G van den Heuij, Mhoyra Fraser, Suzanne L Miller, Graham Jenkin, Euan M Wallace, Joanne O Davidson, Christopher A Lear, Rebecca Lim, Guido Wassink, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury remains highly associated with neurodevelopmental disability after preterm birth. There is increasing evidence that disability is linked with impaired white matter maturation, but there is no specific treatment. In this study, we evaluated whether, in preterm fetal sheep, delayed intranasal infusion of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) given 1, 3 and 10 days after severe HI, induced by umbilical cord occlusion for 25 min, can restore white matter maturation or reduce delayed cell loss...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889192/the-economic-impact-of-prematurity-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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María Álvarez-Fuente, Luis Arruza, Marta Muro, Carlos Zozaya, Alejandro Avila, Paloma López-Ortego, Carmen González-Armengod, Alba Torrent, Jose Luis Gavilán, María Jesús Del Cerro
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is one of the most serious chronic lung diseases in infancy and one of the most important sequels of premature birth (prevalence of 15-50%). Our objective was to estimate the cost of BPD of one preterm baby, with no other major prematurity-related complications, during the first 2 years of life in Spain. Data from the Spanish Ministry of Health regarding costs of diagnosis-related group of preterm birth, hospital admissions and visits, palivizumab administration, and oxygen therapy in the year 2013 were analyzed...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883097/survival-of-very-preterm-infants-admitted-to-neonatal-care-in-england-2008-2014-time-trends-and-regional-variation
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Shalini Santhakumaran, Yevgeniy Statnikov, Daniel Gray, Cheryl Battersby, Deborah Ashby, Neena Modi
OBJECTIVE: To analyse survival trends and regional variation for very preterm infants admitted to neonatal care. SETTING: All neonatal units in England. PATIENTS: Infants born at 22(+0)-31(+6) weeks(+days)gestational age (GA) over 2008-2014 and admitted to neonatal care; published data for admitted infants 22(+0)-25(+6) weeks(+days) GA in 1995 and 2006, and for live births at 22(+0)-31(+6) weeks(+days) GA in 2013. METHODS: We obtained data from the National Neonatal Research Database...
September 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880260/barriers-to-enrollment-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-hydrocortisone-for-cardiovascular-insufficiency-in-term-and-late-preterm-newborn-infants
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K L Watterberg, E Fernandez, M C Walsh, W E Truog, B J Stoll, G M Sokol, K A Kennedy, M V Fraga, S S Beauman, B Carper, A Das, A F Duncan, W F Buss, C Gauldin, C B Lacy, P J Sanchez, S Chawla, S Lakshminrusimha, C M Cotten, K P Van Meurs, B B Poindexter, E F Bell, W A Carlo, U Devaskar, M H Wyckoff, R D Higgins
OBJECTIVE: To analyze reasons for low enrollment in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the effect of hydrocortisone for cardiovascular insufficiency on survival without neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in term/late preterm newborns. STUDY DESIGN: The original study was a multicenter RCT. Eligibility: ⩾34 weeks' gestation, <72 h old, mechanically ventilated, receiving inotrope. Primary outcome was NDI at 2 years; infants with diagnoses at high risk for NDI were excluded...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869278/cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-monitoring-for-prevention-of-brain-injury-in-very-preterm-infants
#14
REVIEW
Simon Hyttel-Sorensen, Gorm Greisen, Bodil Als-Nielsen, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Cerebral injury and long-term neurodevelopmental impairment is common in extremely preterm infants. Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) enables continuous estimation of cerebral oxygenation. This diagnostic method coupled with appropriate interventions if NIRS is out of normal range (that is cerebral oxygenation within the 55% to 85% range) may offer benefits without causing more harms. Therefore, NIRS coupled with appropriate responses to abnormal findings on NIRS needs assessment in a systematic review of randomised clinical trials and quasi-randomised studies...
September 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866624/severe-acquired-subglottic-stenosis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-graduates-a-case-control-study
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Rebecca E Thomas, Shripada C Rao, Corrado Minutillo, Shyan Vijayasekaran, Elizabeth A Nathan
OBJECTIVE: To analyse current incidence and risk factors associated with severe acquired subglottic stenosis (SASGS) requiring surgical intervention in neonates. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Sole tertiary children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent surgical intervention for SASGS from January 2006 to December 2014. For each neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduate with acquired SASGS, two controls were selected (matched for gestation and year of birth)...
September 2, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862773/trends-in-outcomes-of-very-preterm-infants-in-romania-a-tale-of-three-cities
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Laura Mihaela Suciu, Lucian Puscasiu, Manuela Cucerea, Bela Szabo, Maria Livia Ognean, Olimpia Petrescu, Dan Ștefan Sîmpălean, Edward F Bell
BACKGROUND: Although survival of preterm infants has improved, prematurity remains the second-leading cause of death before 5 years of age in Romania. Data on the changing mortality of Romanian preterm infants born before 29 weeks of gestation have not been available. METHODS: We performed the present study to compare outcomes of infants of gestational age 25-28 weeks born in 2007-2010 (n=247) with those born in 2011-2014 (n=235). Data were analyzed from 3 tertiary neonatal intensive care centers...
September 1, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861337/clinical-neuroimaging-in-the-preterm-infant-diagnosis-and-prognosis
#17
REVIEW
Manuel Hinojosa-Rodríguez, Thalía Harmony, Cristina Carrillo-Prado, John Darrell Van Horn, Andrei Irimia, Carinna Torgerson, Zachary Jacokes
Perinatal care advances emerging over the past twenty years have helped to diminish the mortality and severe neurological morbidity of extremely and very preterm neonates (e.g., cystic Periventricular Leukomalacia [c-PVL] and Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage - Intraventricular Hemorrhage [GMH-IVH grade 3-4/4]; 22 to < 32 weeks of gestational age, GA). However, motor and/or cognitive disabilities associated with mild-to-moderate white and gray matter injury are frequently present in this population (e.g., non-cystic Periventricular Leukomalacia [non-cystic PVL], neuronal-axonal injury and GMH-IVH grade 1-2/4)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861146/therapeutic-effects-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-10-on-hyperoxia-induced-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-neonatal-mice
#18
Tao Han, Ming Chi, Yan Wang, Yabo Mei, Qiuping Li, Mengnan Yu, Qianqian Ma, Yuhan Chen, Zhichun Feng
The survival rate of preterm neonates increases significantly with the development of neonatal care and comprehensive treatment, but more and more high-risk preterm neonates suffer from bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Currently, there is no effective treatment for BPD, thus it is still a major cause of disability and mortality in neonates. Thus, it is imperative to investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of BPD in depth. Fibroblast growth factor-10 (FGF-10) is a paracrine growth factor binding its receptors (FGFR1 and FGFR2) to regulate a lot of biological processes...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856670/very-preterm-birth-before-arrival-at-hospital
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Rosemarie Anne Boland, Peter Graham Davis, Jennifer Anne Dawson, Michael J Stewart, Jacqui Smith, Lex William Doyle
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to report perinatal characteristics of very preterm births before arrival (BBAs) at a hospital, and perinatal and infant mortality rates up to one year, comparing BBAs with births in a hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based cohort study of 22-31 weeks' gestation births in the state of Victoria, Australia from 1990-2009. BBAs were defined as unintentional births at home or on route to hospital. Perinatal data were obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria...
August 30, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851790/antenatal-antiarrhythmic-treatment-for-fetal-tachyarrhythmias-a-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicentre-trial
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Takekazu Miyoshi, Yasuki Maeno, Haruhiko Sago, Noboru Inamura, Satoshi Yasukochi, Motoyoshi Kawataki, Hitoshi Horigome, Hitoshi Yoda, Mio Taketazu, Makio Shozu, Masaki Nii, Akiko Hagiwara, Hitoshi Kato, Wataru Shimizu, Isao Shiraishi, Heima Sakaguchi, Keiko Ueda, Shinji Katsuragi, Tomoaki Ikeda, Haruko Yamamoto, Toshimitsu Hamasaki
INTRODUCTION: Several retrospective or single-centre studies demonstrated the efficacy of transplacental treatment of fetal tachyarrhythmias. Our retrospective nationwide survey showed that the fetal therapy will be successful at an overall rate of 90%. For fetuses with hydrops, the treatment success rate will be 80%. However, standard protocol has not been established. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the protocol-defined transplacental treatment of fetal tachyarrhythmias...
August 29, 2017: BMJ Open
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