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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053705/vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-pregnant-rats-and-effects-on-inflammatory-markers-in-the-brainstem-of-neonates
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Allison Judkins, Rhaya L Johnson, Samuel T Murray, Steven Yellon, Christopher G Wilson
BackgroundVagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is an FDA-approved method delivering electrical impulses for treatment of depression and epilepsy in adults. The vagus nerve innervates the majority of visceral organs and cervix, but potential impacts of VNS on the progress of pregnancy and the fetus are not well studied.MethodsWe tested the hypothesis that VNS in pregnant dams does not induce inflammatory changes in the cardiorespiratory control regions of the pups' brainstem, potentially impacting the morbidity and mortality of offspring...
October 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050752/maternal-substance-use-disorders-and-infant-outcomes-in-the-first-year-of-life-among-massachusetts-singletons-2003-2010
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Sunah S Hwang, Hafsatou Diop, Chia-Ling Liu, Qi Yu, Hermik Babakhanlou-Chase, Xiaohui Cui, Milton Kotelchuck
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of maternal substance use disorders (SUDs) during pregnancy with adverse neonatal outcomes and infant hospital re-admissions, observational stays, and emergency department utilization in the first year of life. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed 2 linked statewide datasets from 2002 to 2010: the Massachusetts Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal data system and the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Management Information System...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046116/impact-of-human-milk-banking-on-neonatal-mortality-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-exclusive-breastfeeding-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-south-india
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B Adhisivam, Vishnu Bhat, N Banupriya, Rachel Poorna, Nishad Plakkal, C Palanivel
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of a Human Milk Bank (HMB) on neonatal mortality, incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and rate of exclusive breastfeeding. METHODS: This pre-post intervention study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching institute in south India. Data regarding neonatal mortality, incidence of NEC and exclusive breastfeeding rates were collected for a period of 6 months before and after establishing a modern HMB and compared. RESULTS: The number of deliveries, live births and incidence of preterm and VLBW neonates during pre- and post-HMB periods were comparable...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045653/a-quality-improvement-project-to-reduce-hypothermia-in-preterm-infants-on-admission-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Wai Yan Yip, Bin Huey Quek, Mary Choi Wan Fong, Thilagamangai, Sally Siew Gim Ong, Bee Leong Lim, Bo Chu Lo, Pratibha Agarwal
Objective: To study effectiveness of quality improvement interventions in reducing hypothermia in preterm infants on admission to neonatal intensive care unit. Design: Quality improvement methodologies including multidisciplinary planning and implementation of evidence-based interventions. Data during and post-implementation were collected. Setting and participants: In total, 84 preterm infants with birth weights ≤ 1500 g delivered during implementation period (October 2008-April 2009) were compared with 168 historical controls and 947 infants in the subsequent 4 years...
October 17, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044351/surgical-management-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-an-incredibly-low-birth-weight-infant-and-review-of-the-literature
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A Zangari, C Noviello, S Nobili, G Cobellis, C Gulia, R Piergentili, S Gigli, V Carnielli
Survival of preterm infants have dramatically improved over the last decades. Nonetheless, infants born preterm remain vulnerable to many complications, including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The severity of the disease and the mortality rate are directly correlated with decreasing gestational age and birth weight. Despite surgical treatment mortality rate remains very high in extremely premature infants, especially in newborns at the lowest limit of viability. Survival of infants of birth weight (BW) below 750 g has been increasingly reported in recent years, however the overall mortality in extremely low "BW" infants (ELBW) requiring surgery for NEC has not decreased over the past years...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041909/cost-utility-analysis-of-palivizumab-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-prophylaxis-in-preterm-infants-update-based-on-the-clinical-evidence-in-spain
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M Sanchez-Luna, R Burgos-Pol, I Oyagüez, J Figueras-Aloy, M Sánchez-Solís, F Martinón-Torres, X Carbonell-Estrany
BACKGROUND: This study aimed at estimating the efficiency of palivizumab in the prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection and its sequelae in preterm infants (32(day 1)-35(day 0)weeks of gestational age -wGA-) in Spain. METHODS: A decision-tree model was developed to compare health benefits (Quality Adjusted Life Years-QALYs) and costs of palivizumab versus a non-prophylaxis strategy over 6 years. A hypothetical cohort of 1,000 preterm infants, 32(day 1)-35(day 0) wGA (4...
October 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041034/inhaled-versus-systemic-corticosteroids-for-preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-ventilated-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonates
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Sachin S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains an important cause of mortality and morbidity in preterm infants and inflammation plays a significant role in its pathogenesis. The use of inhaled corticosteroids may modulate the inflammatory process without concomitant high systemic steroid concentrations and less risk of adverse effects. This is an update of a review published in 2012 (Shah 2012). We recently updated the related review on "Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for treating bronchopulmonary dysplasia in ventilated very low birth weight preterm neonates"...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037549/long-term-outcome-of-pregnancy-complicating-with-severe-aplastic-anemia-under-supportive-care
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Kuan-Ju Chen, Yao-Lung Chang, Horng Chang, Shen-Yuan Su, Hsiu-Huei Peng, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, An-Shine Chao
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancy associated with aplastic anemia (AA) is a rare and heterogeneous disorder. We aimed to identify and evaluate the maternal and pregnant outcomes of pregnancy-associated severe AA treated with supportive care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 25-year retrospective study was conducted at in a single center between 1990 and 2014 with pregnancy associated severe AA. In addition, relevant published cases of antenatally diagnosed pregnancy-associated severe AA after 1990 were identified by PubMed...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035757/pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Christine B Bui, Merrin A Pang, Arvind Sehgal, Christiane Theda, Jason C Lao, Philip J Berger, Marcel F Nold, Claudia A Nold-Petry
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and BPD-associated pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH) are chronic inflammatory cardiopulmonary diseases with devastating short- and long-term consequences for infants born prematurely. The immature lungs of preterm infants are ill-prepared to achieve sufficient gas exchange, thus usually necessitating immediate commencement of respiratory support and oxygen supplementation. These therapies are life-saving, but they exacerbate the tissue damage that is inevitably inflicted on a preterm lung forced to perform gas exchange...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035309/serum-magnesium-levels-in-preterm-infants-are-higher-than-adult-levels-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jacques Rigo, Catherine Pieltain, Viola Christmann, Francesco Bonsante, Sissel J Moltu, Silvia Iacobelli, Stéphane Marret
Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral in the body, impacting the synthesis of biomacromolecules, bone matrix development, energy production, as well as heart, nerve, and muscle function. Although the importance of Mg is evident, reference values for serum Mg (sMg) in pediatric patients (more specifically, in neonates) are not well established. This systematic literature review and meta-analysis (using 47 eligible studies) aims to quantify normal and tolerable ranges of sMg concentrations during the neonatal period and to highlight the factors influencing Mg levels and the importance of regulating sMg levels during pregnancy and birth...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031388/postnatal-rbc-arachidonic-and-docosahexaenoic-acids-deficiencies-are-associated-with-higher-risk-of-neonatal-morbidities-and-mortality-in-preterm-infants
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S Fares, M M Sethom, M B Hammami, M Cheour, M Feki, S Hadj-Taieb, S Kacem
Arachidonic (AA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids are essential for the health and development of the neonate. Red blood cell (RBC) fatty acids were analyzed in 583 very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and 274 term infants using capillary gas chromatography. VLBW infants exhibited significantly lower RBC AA (13.0 ± 0.89 vs. 13.5 ± 0.98) and DHA (3.77 ± 0.60 vs. 3.80 ± 0.62), but higher n6:n3 ratio (3.97 ± 0.46 vs. 3.63 ± 0.37) than term infants. In VLBW infants, DHA was lower in those born with small for gestational age (3...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025632/modifiers-of-the-effect-of-maternal-multiple-micronutrient-supplementation-on-stillbirth-birth-outcomes-and-infant-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data-from-17-randomised-trials-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries
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Emily R Smith, Anuraj H Shankar, Lee S-F Wu, Said Aboud, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Hasmot Ali, Rina Agustina, Shams Arifeen, Per Ashorn, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Parul Christian, Delanjathan Devakumar, Kathryn G Dewey, Henrik Friis, Exnevia Gomo, Piyush Gupta, Pernille Kæstel, Patrick Kolsteren, Hermann Lanou, Kenneth Maleta, Aissa Mamadoultaibou, Gernard Msamanga, David Osrin, Lars-Åke Persson, Usha Ramakrishnan, Juan A Rivera, Arjumand Rizvi, H P S Sachdev, Willy Urassa, Keith P West, Noel Zagre, Lingxia Zeng, Zhonghai Zhu, Wafaie W Fawzi, Christopher R Sudfeld
BACKGROUND: Micronutrient deficiencies are common among women in low-income and middle-income countries. Data from randomised trials suggest that maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation decreases the risk of low birthweight and potentially improves other infant health outcomes. However, heterogeneity across studies suggests influence from effect modifiers. We aimed to identify individual-level modifiers of the effect of multiple micronutrient supplements on stillbirth, birth outcomes, and infant mortality in low-income and middle-income countries...
November 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022223/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-and-the-role-of-underlying-ckd-a-point-of-view-from-m%C3%A3-xico
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REVIEW
Margarita Ibarra-Hernández, Oralia Alejandra Orozco-Guillén, María Luz de la Alcantar-Vallín, Ruben Garrido-Roldan, María Patricia Jiménez-Alvarado, Kenia Benitez Castro, Francisco Villa-Villagrana, Mario Borbolla, Juan Manuel Gallardo-Gaona, Guillermo García-García, Norberto Reyes-Paredes, Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
The incidence of acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) in developed countries is significantly lower than in developing ones, where it is estimated to range between 4 and 26%. Mortality in cases of P-AKI requiring dialysis is high, varying from 20 to 80%. In developing countries, clinical decisions are often based on the availability of services and not on needs. Prenatal surveillance in Mexico does not include serum creatinine, limiting the potential for early diagnosis of AKI and CKD and their differential diagnosis...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018583/effects-of-nutrition-interventions-during-pregnancy-on-low-birth-weight-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Katharina da Silva Lopes, Erika Ota, Prakash Shakya, Amarjargal Dagvadorj, Olukunmi Omobolanle Balogun, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Luz Maria De-Regil, Rintaro Mori
INTRODUCTION: Low birth weight (LBW, birth weight less than 2500 g) is associated with infant mortality and childhood morbidity. Poor maternal nutritional status is one of several contributing factors to LBW. We systematically reviewed the evidence for nutrition-specific (addressing the immediate determinants of nutrition) and nutrition-sensitive (addressing the underlying cause of undernutrition) interventions to reduce the risk of LBW and/or its components: preterm birth (PTB) and small-for-gestational age (SGA)...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016584/morbidities-and-outcome-of-a-neonatal-intensive-care-in-western-nepal
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Sudhir Adhikari, Kalipatanam Seshagiri Rao, Ganesh B K, Namraj Bahadur
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality rate of developing countries is declining over decades. In the recent years increasing number of preterm and high risk neonates have facilities for tertiary care treatment. The aim of the study was to assess the morbidities and outcome of neonatal intensive care admissions. METHODS: It was a retrospective observational study carried out in neonatal intensive care unit of the Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal from January 2014 to December 2015...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994115/the-effect-of-fertility-treatment-on-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-women-aged-at-least-40-years
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Avi Harlev, Asnat Walfisch, Eynan Oran, Iris Har-Vardi, Michael Friger, Eitan Lunenfeld, Eliahu Levitas
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal outcomes between spontaneous conception and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) among patients of advanced maternal age. METHODS: The present retrospective study included data from singleton pregnancies of women aged at least 40 years who delivered between January 1, 1991, and December 31, 2013, at Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel. Demographic, obstetric, and perinatal data were compared between pregnancies conceived with ART (in vitro fertilization [IVF] or ovulation induction) and those conceived spontaneously...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989916/use-of-progesterone-supplement-therapy-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-review-of-literatures
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REVIEW
Suk-Joo Choi
Preterm birth (PTB) is one of the most common complications during pregnancy and it primarily accounts for neonatal mortality and numerous morbidities including long-term sequelae including cerebral palsy and developmental disability. The most effective treatment of PTB is prediction and prevention of its risks. Risk factors of PTB include history of PTB, short cervical length (CL), multiple pregnancies, ethnicity, smoking, uterine anomaly and history of curettage or cervical conization. Among these risk factors, history of PTB, and short CL are the most important predictive factors...
September 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988725/prevention-of-preterm-birth-novel-interventions-for-the-cervix
#18
REVIEW
Bouchra Koullali, Andrea R Westervelt, Kristin M Myers, Michael D House
Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Spontaneous preterm birth is a complex, multifactorial condition in which cervical dysfunction plays an important role in some women. Current treatment options for cervical dysfunction include cerclage and supplemental progesterone. In addition, cervical pessary is being studied in research protocols. However, cerclage, supplemental progesterone and cervical pessary have well known limitations and there is a strong need for alternate treatment options...
October 5, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987269/enrollment-of-neonates-in-more-than-one-clinical-trial
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Davis, Gerri R Baer, Ronald Portman, Robert Nelson, Linda Storari, Jacob V Aranda, Ralph Bax, Anne Zajicek, Agnes Klein, Mark Turner, Simin Baygani, Merran Thomson, Karel Allegaert
Because the highest rates of morbidity and mortality in neonates are seen in those born at <32 weeks' gestation, this group has the most urgent need for novel therapies to improve survival and outcome. Legislative efforts in the United States and Europe have attempted to address this issue by requiring the study of drugs, biological and nutritional products, devices, and other therapies in this population through a combination of high-quality regulatory and clinical trials, quality improvement initiatives, and observational studies...
October 4, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985201/-good-things-come-in-small-packages-application-of-exosome-based-therapeutics-in-neonatal-lung-injury
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REVIEW
Gareth R Willis, S Alex Mitsialis, Stella Kourembanas
Infants born at very low gestational age contribute disproportionately to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Advancements in antenatal steroid therapies and surfactant replacement have favored the survival of infants with ever-more immature lungs. Despite such advances in medical care, cardiopulmonary and neurological impairment prevail in constituting the major adverse outcomes for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) survivors. With no single effective therapy for either the prevention or treatment of such neonatal disorders, the need for new tools to treat and reduce risk of further complications associated with extreme preterm birth is urgent...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
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