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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695206/efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-paracetamol-versus-oral-ibuprofen-for-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rania A El-Farrash, Mohammed S El Shimy, Abeer S El-Sakka, Manal G Ahmed, Dina G Abdel-Moez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral paracetamol versus oral ibuprofen in the treatment of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: An interventional randomized case-control study, registered in ClinicalTrials.gov ( NCT03265782 ), was conducted on 60 preterm infants with gestational age ≤ 34 weeks, postnatal age of 2-7 days and color Doppler echocardiographic evidence of hsPDA. Neonates were randomly assigned to two groups; 30 received oral ibuprofen and 30 received oral paracetamol...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669357/oxygenation-of-the-immature-infant-a-commentary-and-recommendations-for-oxygen-saturation-targets-and-alarm-limits
#2
Ola Didrik Saugstad
BACKGROUND: For 70 years, there has been a search for the optimal oxygenation of premature infants. In spite of the lack of evidence, guidelines have successively reduced oxygenation targets during these years. OBJECTIVES: (1) To present a summary of previously published meta-analyses of 5 randomized studies (NeOProM) which tested a low (85-89%) versus a high (91-95%) oxygen saturation target the first weeks after birth on outcome of immature newborn infants. (2) To present international recommendations for oxygenation the first weeks after birth...
April 18, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642731/the-effect-of-hemodynamically-significant-patent-ductus-arteriosus-on-acute-kidney-injury-and-systemic-hypertension-in-extremely-low-gestational-age-newborns
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Danitza M Velazquez, Kimberly J Reidy, Madhu Sharma, Mimi Kim, Melissa Vega, Tomas Havranek
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in preterm neonates is becoming an increasingly recognized morbidity in the neonatal intensive care unit neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), yet its epidemiology, delineation and relation to numerous toxic exposures and common morbidities such as systemic hypertension is just evolving. With a frequency of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) as high as 70% in preterm infants born before 28-week gestation, the role of the hemodynamically significant PDA (hs-PDA) remains unclear...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624206/paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Arne Ohlsson, Prakeshkumar S Shah
BACKGROUND: In preterm newborns, the ductus arteriosus frequently fails to close and the infants require medical or surgical closure of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). A PDA can be treated surgically; or medically with one of two prostaglandin inhibitors, indomethacin or ibuprofen. Case reports suggest that paracetamol may be an alternative for the closure of a PDA. An association between prenatal or postnatal exposure to paracetamol and later development of autism or autism spectrum disorder has been reported...
April 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600109/two-cases-of-stone-heart-with-fatal-outcome
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Mathias Hald, Jesper Hønge, Rolf Porskjær Dall, Signe Holm Larsen
The "stone heart" syndrome is a rare but often fatal complication of cardiac surgery associated with hypertrophy of the myocardium. The mechanisms behind the syndrome are not fully understood. In this case report, we describe two cases of stone heart in newborn girls. Both girls were born with congenital heart abnormalities including ventricular septum defects (VSD), hypertrophy of the myocardium and patent arterial duct (PDA), which was prenatally diagnosed. In each of the two cases, the stone heart became evident immediately after initiating cardiopulmonary bypass, and ended fatally...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579059/cardiac-findings-in-infants-with-in-utero-exposure-to-zika-virus-a-cross-sectional-study
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Dulce H G Orofino, Sonia R L Passos, Raquel V C de Oliveira, Carla Verona B Farias, Maria de Fatima M P Leite, Sheila M Pone, Marcos V da S Pone, Helena A R Teixeira Mendes, Maria Elizabeth L Moreira, Karin Nielsen-Saines
BACKGROUND: Antenatal exposure to Zika virus (ZIKV) is related to severe neurological manifestations. A previous study in Brazil reported an increased incidence of non-severe congenital heart defects in infants with diagnosis of congenital Zika syndrome but without laboratory confirmation of ZIKV infection in the mother or infant. The objective of this study is to report echocardiographic (ECHO) findings in infants with laboratory confirmed antenatal exposure to ZIKV. METHODOLOGY: Cross sectional study of cardiologic assessments of infants born between November 2015 and January 2017 with confirmed vertical exposure to ZIKV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
March 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551482/role-of-neonatologist-performed-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-and-management-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-physiology-in-the-newborn
#7
REVIEW
W P de Boode, M Kluckow, P J McNamara, S Gupta
Neonatologist-performed echocardiography (NPE) is an indispensable tool in the haemodynamic management of critically ill newborn infants. NPE is used to facilitate timely diagnosis of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants and to assess its haemodynamic significance. Before treatment is considered, it is obligatory to confirm structural cardiac normality. Importantly, NPE offers the ability to guide therapeutic interventions, allowing an individualised haemodynamic management approach to the PDA...
March 7, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541430/the-effect-of-inhaled-budesonide-on-the-prevention-of-chronic-lung-disease-in-premature-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Alireza Sadeghnia, Behzad Koorang Beheshti, Majid Mohammadizadeh
Background: Considering all the latest achievements in neonatal respiratory care, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is still among the most prevalent morbidity causes in premature infants. Involvement in this process results in longer period of hospitalization for the newborn and in the long run makes the living conditions more difficult. Taking the multifactorial pathogenesis into account, approaches to tackle chronic lung disease (CLD) are mainly focused on interventions and prevention procedures...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531394/effectiveness-of-injectable-ibuprofen-salts-and-indomethacin-to-treat-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants-observational-cohort-study
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Deonne Dersch-Mills, Belal Alshaikh, Amuchou S Soraisham, Albert Akierman, Kamran Yusuf
Background: There is no injectable ibuprofen product marketed to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in newborns in Canada. The authors' institution has used ibuprofen arginine in the past. In the absence of published evidence supporting use of this salt form of ibuprofen for neonatal PDA, a retrospective analysis was undertaken. Objective: To compare the effectiveness and adverse effects of ibuprofen arginine, ibuprofen tromethamine, and indomethacin in the treatment of PDA...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509967/early-modifications-of-cardiac-function-in-preterm-neonates-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#10
Biagio Castaldi, Giulia Bordin, Valentina Favero, Daniel Nardo, Francesca Previati, Sabrina Salvadori, Eugenio Baraldi, Ornella Milanesi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Preterm newborns undergo hemodynamic challenges in the postnatal period. The aim of this study was to investigate myocardial mechanics changes in the postnatal period in preterm infants using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-nine preterm infants ≤34 weeks' gestation underwent cardiac ultrasound evaluation during the first 96 hours of life. A repeated echocardiogram at 3 weeks of age was performed. Echocardiographic assessment involved left ventricular ejection fraction, mitral E/A ratio, S' and E' velocities, E/E' ratio, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), left atrium-to-aorta ratio, ductal diameter and ductal shunt pattern...
March 6, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444139/post-discharge-body-weight-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-among-very-low-birth-weight-infants-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chung-Ting Hsu, Chao-Huei Chen, Ming-Chih Lin, Teh-Ming Wang, Ya-Chi Hsu
BACKGROUND: Premature infants are at high risk for developmental delay and cognitive dysfunction. Besides medical conditions, growth restriction is regarded as an important risk factor for cognitive and neurodevelopmental dysfunction throughout childhood and adolescence and even into adulthood. In this study, we analyzed the relationship between post-discharge body weight and psychomotor development using a nationwide dataset. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a nationwide cohort study conducted in Taiwan...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422111/an-unusual-case-of-interrupted-cervical-aortic-arch-associated-with-long-segment-coarctation-of-the-descending-thoracic-aorta
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Mousam Dey, Naveen Garg, Sunil Kumar
Interrupted aortic arch is a rare congenital anomaly in newborns and infants and is commonly associated with other cardiovascular anomalies. Here, we report an unusual case of type A interrupted cervical aortic arch associated with long segment coarctation of the descending thoracic aorta. Patent ductus arteriosus reconstituted the descending thoracic aorta. Proximal segments of the left common carotid and left subclavian arteries were atretic. Echocardiography-gated multidetector CT angiography not only identified the type of aortic arch interruption in the neonate but also delineated the exact anatomical details...
April 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296069/tuberous-sclerosis-presenting-as-neonatal-cyanosis-because-of-rhabdomyoma-causing-tricuspid-valve-obstruction-needing-a-blalock-taussig-shunt
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Monther Obeidat, Yazan Qawasmeh, Hani Tarawneh, Ibrahim Sawalhah, Ala'a Tawalbeh
We report a newborn female baby who presented at 6 hours of age with cyanosis without any signs of respiratory distress. Cardiovascular and systemic examination was unremarkable apart from cyanosis (saturation 75%). An echocardiogram showed multiple echogenic and homogeneous masses in the interventricular septum, one of which was big and protruding through the tricuspid valve causing right ventricular inflow obstruction. There was a small atrial septal defect (ASD) shunting right to left and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) shunting left to right...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295636/caffeine-prevents-bilirubin-induced-cytotoxicity-in-cultured-newborn-rat-astrocytes
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Mehmet Deliktaş, Hacer Ergin, Aydın Demiray, Hakan Akça, Özmert M A Özdemir, Mehmet Bülent Özdemir
OBJECTIVE: Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) may cause neurotoxicity in preterm neonates due to immaturity of UGT1A1 leading to bilirubin accumulation in the brain. Caffeine used in the treatment of apnea of prematurity was reported to decrease mechanical ventilation requirement, the frequencies of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, patent ductus arteriosus, cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental disorders in very low birth weight infants. However, the effect of caffeine on hyperbilirubinemia was not yet clarified...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282094/nasal-high-flow-therapy-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-with-mild-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-single-center-experience
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Antonio Di Mauro, Manuela Capozza, Sergio Cotugno, Silvio Tafuri, Francesco Paolo Bianchi, Federico Schettini, Raffaella Panza, Nicola Laforgia
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary disorders and respiratory failure represent one of the most common morbidities of preterm newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The use of nasal high-flow therapy (nHFT) has been more recently introduced into the NICUs as a non-invasive respiratory (NIV) support. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to evaluate safety and effectiveness of nHFT as primary support for infants born < 29 weeks of gestation and/or VLBW presenting with mild Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)...
December 28, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243317/il-17-in-neonatal-health-and-disease
#16
Shelley M Lawrence, Jessica Lauren Ruoss, James L Wynn
Over the last few years, scientific interest in the cytokine IL-17A has intensified as its role in human health and disease has been elucidated. Discovered almost a quarter century ago, IL-17A is known to have poor biologic activity when acting alone, but attains robust actions when working synergistically with potent mediators of proinflammatory immune responses, such as IL-6 and IL-8. IL-17A is produced by specialized innate immune cells that protect host barriers from the outside world. Like sentries, these innate immune cells can "sound the alarm" through increased production of IL-17A, causing activation and recruitment of primed neutrophils and monocytes when pathogens escape initial host defenses...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233212/percutaneous-closure-of-a-large-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-a-preterm-newborn-weighing-1400-g-without-using-arterial-sheath-an-innovative-technique
#17
Gaurav Garg, Vishal Garg, Amit Prakash
Percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus is well established in infants weighing >5 kg, but data regarding outcome of preterm especially very low birth weight infants is minimal. Although surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus is the preferred and well-accepted modality of treatment after failure of drug therapy in preterm infants, it has also got its own demerits in such a small and fragile subset. Device closure in infants weighing <1.5 kg is rarely attempted because of high chances of complications, especially acute arterial injury due to the arterial sheath...
March 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203106/oral-pharmacological-treatment-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-premature-neonates-with-hemodynamic-repercussions
#18
Clarissa de Albuquerque Botura, Bruno Ambrósio da Rocha, Thiely Balensiefer, Franciele Queiroz Ames, Ciomar Aparecida Bersani-Amado, Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral indomethacin, ibuprofen, and paracetamol in oral dosage form on patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature neonates with significant clinical and hemodynamic repercussions (CHRs) and to determine the effect of these respective treatments on renal function. METHODS: A retrospective study of cases of PDA in premature neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was conducted. The treatments consisted of indomethacin [0...
November 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142568/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-complications-after-birth-asphyxia-in-term-neonates
#19
Mohsen Shahidi, Ghodratollah Evazi, Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh
Objectives: After birth asphyxia, a variety of hemodynamic disorders may be noted in the neonatal intensive care unit; these require appropriate recognition and management. The present study was designed to demonstrate the prevalence of heart complications amongst asphyxiated newborns. Methods: Through a cohort study, 29 asphyxiated term neonates were followed since birth until amelioration of pulmonary hypertension and compared with 31 well born neonates. Both groups were evaluated for their heart anatomy and hemodynamic with meticulous assessment through echocardiography...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050488/association-between-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-ductus-arteriosus-patency-in-preterm-newborns
#20
M T Temel, M E Coskun, S Akbayram, A T Demiryürek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the influence of neutrophil to lymphocyte (N/L) ratio and platelet indices on patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants. BACKGROUND: PDA is a common problem with potentially serious associated morbidities in preterm neonates. METHODS: Premature infants with hemodynamically significant PDA (n = 47) and a control group without PDA (n = 50) who were hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit were retrospectively evaluated...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
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