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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440468/vitamin-d-attenuates-hyperoxia-induced-lung-injury-through-downregulation-of-toll-like-receptor%C3%A2-4
#1
Li Yao, Yongyan Shi, Xinyi Zhao, Ana Hou, Yujiao Xing, Jianhua Fu, Xindong Xue
With considerable morbidity and mortality, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a focus of attention in neonatology. Hyperoxia-induced lung injury has long been used as a model of BPD. Among all the signaling pathways involved, Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) has been demonstrated to play an important role, and is known to be regulated by vitamin D. This study aimed at elucidating the effect of vitamin D on hyperoxia-induced lung injury and the role of TLR4 in the process. Vitamin D was administered to hyperoxia-treated neonatal rats to investigate changes in the morphology of lungs and expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines, apoptotic proteins and TLR4...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430713/a-national-survey-of-neonatologists-barriers-and-prerequisites-to-introduce-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-neonatal-icus
#2
Hussnain S Mirza, Gregory Logsdon, Anoop Pulickal, Mark Stephens, Rajan Wadhawan
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound refers to the use of portable imaging. Although POC ultrasound is widely available to the neonatologists in Australia and Europe, neonatologists in the United States report limited availability. Our objective was to seek the US neonatologists' perception of barriers and prerequisites in adopting POC ultrasound in neonatal intensive care units. An online survey link was sent via e-mail to 3000 neonatologists included in the database maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics...
April 20, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416424/-first-requests-for-a-regional-pediatric-palliative-care-team-a-prospective-and-observational-study
#3
L Marty, F Bernard, M Pierre, S Bringuier-Branchereau, N Sirvent, A Ribrault
INTRODUCTION: In France, 26 regional pediatric palliative care teams (ERRSPP) were created between 2008 and 2012. We conducted the first prospective French study to describe the main specifications of the initial contact with an ERRSPP and to analyze the responses given. DESIGN AND METHODS: All the requests for interventions on the part of the ERRSPP were collected between September 2013 and September 2014. We prospectively completed a questionnaire on the patient's clinical and demographic data (age, sex, disease), details regarding the request (type of applicant, unit's specialty, request pattern), and the answers provided (interval between diagnosis and request, duration of care by ERRSPP, death, changes compared to the initial request)...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416250/therapeutic-hypothermia-for-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#4
REVIEW
Ming-Chou Chiang, Yuh-Jyh Jong, Chyi-Her Lin
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is a recommended regimen for newborn infants who are at or near term with evolving moderate-to-severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The Task Force of the Taiwan Child Neurology Society and the Taiwan Society of Neonatology held a joint meeting in 2015 to establish recommendations for using TH on newborn patients with HIE. Based on current evidence and experts' experiences, this review article summarizes the key points and recommendations regarding TH for newborns with HIE, including: (1) selection criteria for TH; (2) choices of method and equipment for TH; (3) TH prior to and during transport; (4) methods for temperature maintenance, monitoring, and rewarming; (5) systemic care of patients during TH, including the care of respiratory and cardiovascular systems, management of fluids, electrolytes, and nutrition, as well as sedation and drug metabolism; (6) monitoring and management of seizures; (7) neuroimaging, prognostic factors, and outcomes; and (8) adjuvant therapy for TH...
March 27, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409753/short-term-cost-of-care-for-the-surviving-periviable-neonate
#5
K M Allen, B Smith, I Iliev, J Werthammer
OBJECTIVE: To determine the hospital cost and distribution of financial charges for the initial hospitalization of the surviving periviable neonate. STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective case series, we analyzed medical records and financial data for neonates 23-25 weeks' gestational age in a single tertiary care NICU over 42 months. A detailed breakdown of hospital cost components and charges was determined for all survivors during their initial hospitalization. Statistical significance was determined using the Bonferroni-Sidak method...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397438/intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-neonates-born-from-23-to-26-weeks-of-gestation-retrospective-analysis-of-risk-factors
#6
Dawid Szpecht, Irmina Nowak, Paulina Kwiatkowska, Marta Szymankiewicz, Janusz Gadzinowski
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to determine the incidence and analyze risk factors of IVH stage 3 and 4 in infants born before 26 weeks of gestation. OBJECTIVES: A retrospective analysis of 110 preterm babies (23-26 weeks of gestation) hospitalized from 2009 to 2014 at the Department of Neonatology of Poznan University of Medical Sciences was performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the study group there were 29 (26.4%) children in the 23rd-24th weeks of pregnancy and 81 (73...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392287/blocked-delayed-or-obstructed-what-causes-poor-white-matter-development-in-intrauterine-growth-restricted-infants
#7
REVIEW
Mary Tolcos, Steven Petratos, Jonathan J Hirst, Flora Wong, Sarah J Spencer, Aminath Azhan, Ben Emery, David W Walker
Poor white matter development in intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) babies remains a major, untreated problem in neonatology. New therapies, guided by an understanding of the mechanisms that underlie normal and abnormal oligodendrocyte development and myelin formation, are required. Much of our knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie impaired myelination come from studies in adult demyelinating disease, preterm brain injury, or experimental models of hypoxia-ischemia. However relatively less is known for IUGR which is surprising because IUGR is a leading cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity, second only to premature birth...
April 6, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375646/careography-staff-experiences-of-navigating-decisions-in-neonatology-in-denmark
#8
Laura E Navne, Mette N Svendsen
In this article, we explore medical doctors' moral experiences of being responsible for decisions on the lives and sometimes deaths of infants in a Danish Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Drawing on fieldwork, we investigate how clinicians navigate the tension between exercising medical authority and enabling parental involvement in decisions. Introducing the term "careography", we call attention to how the doctors steer this tension through care for the infant, parents, colleagues, and society in ways that help them overcome moral ambivalences...
April 4, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360433/use-of-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-in-cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-monitoring-in-neonates
#9
Rene Gumulak, Lucia Casnocha Lucanova, Mirko Zibolen
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a technology capable of non-invasive, continuous measuring of regional tissue oxygen saturation (StO2). StO2 represents a state of hemodynamic stability, which is influenced by many factors. Extensive research has been done in the field of measuring StO2 of various organs. The current clinical availability of several NIRS-based devices reflects an important development in prevention, detection and correction of discrepancy in oxygen delivery to the brain and vital organs...
March 30, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359268/antibiotic-consumption-in-laboratory-confirmed-vs-non-confirmed-bloodstream-infections-among-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-in-poland
#10
A Różańska, J Wójkowska-Mach, P Adamski, M Borszewska-Kornacka, E Gulczyńska, M Nowiczewski, E Helwich, A Kordek, D Pawlik, M Bulanda
BACKGROUND: Newborns are a population in which antibiotic consumption is extremely high. Targeted antibiotic therapy should help to reduce antibiotics consumption. The aim of this study was an assessment of antibiotic usage in bloodstream infections treatment in the Polish Neonatology Surveillance Network (PNSN) and determining the possibility of applying this kind of data in infection control, especially for the evaluation of standard methods of microbiological diagnostics. METHODS: Data were collected between 01...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320493/the-nicu-environment-infusing-single-family-room-benefits-into-the-open-bay-setting
#11
Jenna L Meredith, Amy Jnah, Desi Newberry
Two distinct architectural designs are found in today's NICUs-the open-bay (OPBY) and the single-family room (SFR) designs. When neonatology was recognized as a medical subspecialty in the 1970s, the OPBY design was the only platform offered to neonates and families. The OPBY design facilitated communication between staff, collegiality, and interprofessional collaboration among members of the neonatal team. Over time, pitfalls to the design were recognized, including increased transmission of sound and light...
March 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289851/withdrawal-of-artificial-nutrition-and-hydration-in-neonatal-intensive-care-parents-and-healthcare-practitioners-views
#12
Véronique Fournier, Elisabeth Belghiti, Laurence Brunet, Marta Spranzi
Withdrawing Artificial Nutrition and Hydration (WANH) in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) has long been controversial. In France, the practice has become a legal option since 2005. But even though, the question remains as to what the stakeholders' experience is, and whether they consider it ethically appropriate. In order to contribute to the debate, we initiated a study in 2009 to evaluate parental and health care professionals (HCP) perspectives, after they experienced WAHN for a newborn. The study included 25 cases from 5 different clinical neonatology departments...
March 13, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271213/the-influence-of-probiotics-for-preterm-neonates-on-the-incidence-of-atopic-dermatitis-results-from-a-historically-controlled-cohort-study
#13
Julie A Damm, Birgitte Smith, Gorm Greisen, Karen A Krogfelt, Maja-Lisa Clausen, Tove Agner
Probiotic supplementation is a promising preventive strategy for atopic dermatitis (AD). To help clarifying the significance of timing with respect to prevention of AD, we here evaluate the benefit of prophylactic use of probiotic supplementation in neonates younger than 30 weeks of gestation. Preterm children from the Department of Neonatology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark from two different admission periods were included in a historically controlled cohort study. Neonates from January 2007 to February 2010, not treated with and neonates from March 2010 to February 2013 treated with probiotic were enrolled...
May 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268184/feeding-premature-neonates-kinship-and-species-in-translational-neonatology
#14
Mie S Dam, Sandra M Juhl, Per T Sangild, Mette N Svendsen
Kinship, understood as biogenetic proximity, between a chosen animal model and a human patient counterpart, is considered essential to the process of 'translating' research from the experimental animal laboratory to the human clinic. In the Danish research centre, NEOMUNE, premature piglets are fed a novel milk diet (bovine colostrum) to model the effects of this new diet in premature infants. Our ethnographic fieldwork in an experimental pig laboratory and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in 2013-2014 shows that regardless of biogenetics, daily practices of feeding, housing, and clinical care hold the potential for stimulating and eroding kinship relations between human and nonhuman actors...
April 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255743/the-role-and-limitations-of-cochrane-reviews-at-the-bedside-a%C3%A2-systematic-synopsis-of-five-pediatric-subspecialties
#15
Sascha Meyer, Martin Poryo, Sara Khosrawikatoli, Yvonne Goda, Michael Zemlin
BACKGROUND: Cochrane meta-analyses provide the physician at the bedside with the most relevant, up-to-date clinical information. However, implementation of evidence-based medicine (EBM) at the bedside may be difficult for a variety of reasons. The aim of this study was to assess relevant issues and obstacles related to implementing EBM in pediatrics in real life at the bedside/cotside. METHODS: We performed five systematic literature reviews of all published Cochrane reviews in neonatology (1996-2010), pediatric neurology (1996-2010), pediatric gastroenterology (1993-2012), pediatric cardiology (2001-2015), and complementary and alternative medicine (1996-2012; CAM) in children and neonates...
March 2, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202129/-concerns-about-neonates-discharged-against-medical-advice-from-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#16
Ning-Ning Qiao, Ming-Hua Gong, Zhen-Ai Jin
Discharge against medical advice (DAMA) conflicts with the purpose of disease treatment in children. Some research has shown that there are high proportions of extremely preterm infants and infants with asphyxia or congenital malformation in neonates with DAMA. This suggests that the sustainable development of neonatology needs cooperation and co-development with obstetrics, neonatal surgery, and radiology to reduce the rate of DAMA. With reference to the current status of research in both China and other countries, this article reviews the causes for DAMA and the strategies for reducing the rate of DAMA, in order to provide a theoretical basis for effectively reducing the rate of DAMA from the neonatal intensive care unit, improving treatment outcomes of the neonates, and increasing hospitals' comprehensive benefits...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181958/serum-concentrations-of-psychotropic-drugs-in-neonates-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-admission-to-the-neonatology-ward-and-withdrawal-symptoms-proof-1
#17
Shirley C A Sparla, Hans Coppens, Inge M Evers, Claire A I Stramrood, Pieternel C M Pasker-de Jong, Monique M L van der Westerlaken, Paul H G Hogeman, Mirte M Malingré
The aim is to determine whether serum drug concentrations obtained from the neonate's umbilical cord can be used as a prognostic factor for admission to the neonatology ward and the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms. A retrospective observational monocenter cohort study was carried out among pregnant women using psychotropic drugs and their baby. Binary logistic regression was used for the multivariate analysis. Of the 186 neonates included, 22.6% (n=42) were admitted to the neonatology ward, 6.5% (n=12) because of withdrawal...
February 8, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162789/primary-palliative-care-in-neonatal-intensive-care
#18
Krishelle L Marc-Aurele, Nancy K English
This article explores the 2014 Institute of Medicine׳s recommendation concerning primary palliative care as integral to all neonates and their families in the intensive care setting. We review trends in neonatology and barriers to implementing palliative care in intensive care settings. Neonatal primary palliative care education should address the unique needs of neonates and their families. The neonatal intensive care unit needs a mixed model of palliative care, where the neonatal team provides primary palliative care and the palliative subspecialist consults for more complex or refractory situations that exceed the primary team׳s skills or available time...
February 2, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153478/perfusion-index-and-pulse-oximetry-screening-for-congenital-heart-defects
#19
Federico Schena, Irene Picciolli, Massimo Agosti, Antonio Alberto Zuppa, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti, Luciana Parola, Giulia Pomero, Giorgio Stival, Markus Markart, Silvia Graziani, Luigi Gagliardi, Cristina Bellan, Simona La Placa, Giuseppe Limoli, Gabriella Calzetti, Andrea Guala, Enza Bonello, Fabio Mosca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of combined pulse oximetry (POX) and perfusion index (PI) neonatal screening for severe congenital heart defects (sCHD) and assess different impacts of screening in tertiary and nontertiary hospitals. STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, prospective study in 10 tertiary and 6 nontertiary maternity hospitals. A total of 42 169 asymptomatic newborns from among 50 244 neonates were screened; exclusion criteria were antenatal sCHD diagnosis, postnatal clinically suspected sCHD, and neonatal intensive care unit admission...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151492/counting-unplanned-extubations-marked-variation-among-neonatologists
#20
S Mbi Ndakor, M U Nelson, J M B Pinheiro
OBJECTIVE: To assess if neonatologists detect and count unplanned extubations (UEs) uniformly. STUDY DESIGN: An Institutional Review Board-exempted anonymous web-based survey of neonatology attending and fellow members of the AAP Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine section was administered. Respondents were queried on practices concerning UE; they were then presented with different case scenarios and asked if they would count the event as a UE. RESULTS: Of the 509 respondents, 61% track UE rates...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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