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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684147/plasma-and-csf-pharmacokinetics-of-meropenem-in-neonates-and-young-infants-results-from-the-neomero-studies
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Eva Germovsek, Irja Lutsar, Karin Kipper, Mats O Karlsson, Tim Planche, Corine Chazallon, Laurence Meyer, Ursula M T Trafojer, Tuuli Metsvaht, Isabelle Fournier, Mike Sharland, Paul Heath, Joseph F Standing
Background: Sepsis and bacterial meningitis are major causes of mortality and morbidity in neonates and infants. Meropenem, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, is not licensed for use in neonates and infants below 3 months of age and sufficient information on its plasma and CSF disposition and dosing in neonates and infants is lacking. Objectives: To determine plasma and CSF pharmacokinetics of meropenem in neonates and young infants and the link between pharmacokinetics and clinical outcomes in babies with late-onset sepsis (LOS)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682014/neurosurgical-interventions-for-occipital-encephalocele
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Lal Rehman, Ghulam Farooq, Irum Bukhari
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to find the outcome of repair and resection of the occipital encephalocele. Study Design: Case series. Materials and Methods: The clinical data of fifty consecutive occipital encephalocele patients were retrieved from medical records including operative notes, postoperative follow-up visits, and postsurgical complications were noted for analysis from November 2009 to November 2013 at the Department of Neurosurgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681190/can-we-improve-the-gestation-adjusted-projection-gap-method-for-prediction-of-birth-weight-in-morbidly-obese-women
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Homa K Ahmadzia, Laura Sanapo, Samantha M Thomas, Chad A Grotegut, Brita K Boyd
OBJECTIVE: The gestation-adjusted projection (GAP) is a method to predict birthweight using population birth data and third trimester ultrasound fetal weight. This method usually utilizes population birth weight data from almost 40 years ago. In 2011, a large cohort of racially diverse infants across the US was included to validate updated birth curves. Our objective was to determine if the updated data would improve the accuracy of the GAP method during the third trimester among obese women...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680790/clinical-aspects-of-incorporating-cord-clamping-into-stabilisation-of-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Ronny Knol, Emma Brouwer, Alex S N Vernooij, Frans J C M Klumper, Philip DeKoninck, Stuart B Hooper, Arjan B Te Pas
Fetal to neonatal transition is characterised by major pulmonary and haemodynamic changes occurring in a short period of time. In the international neonatal resuscitation guidelines, comprehensive recommendations are available on supporting pulmonary transition and delaying clamping of the cord in preterm infants. Recent experimental studies demonstrated that the pulmonary and haemodynamic transition are intimately linked, could influence each other and that the timing of umbilical cord clamping should be incorporated into the respiratory stabilisation...
April 21, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680262/clinical-implications-of-intravenous-drug-incompatibilities-in-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Malik Benlabed, Maxime Perez, Romain Gaudy, Stéphanie Genay, Damien Lannoy, Christine Barthélémy, Pascal Odou, Gilles Lebuffe, Bertrand Décaudin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to analyse the clinical consequences of intravenous drug incompatibilities in critically ill patients, especially the incidence of organ dysfunctions and mortality. METHODS: A review of literature was conducted according to the PRISMA statement in June 2017, using Medline, ISI Web of Science and Clinicaltrials.gov. DATA EXTRACTION: Eligible studies were case reports and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated the effects of drug incompatibilities in critically ill patients on morbidity or mortality as primary or secondary outcomes, or adverse events...
April 19, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679983/evaluation-of-a-real-time-pcr-assay-for-detection-and-quantification-of-bacterial-dna-directly-in-blood-of-preterm-neonates-with-suspected-late-onset-sepsis
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Marre van den Brand, Frank A M van den Dungen, Martine P Bos, Mirjam M van Weissenbruch, A Marceline van Furth, Annemieke de Lange, Anna Rubenjan, Remco P H Peters, Paul H M Savelkoul
BACKGROUND: Rapid and accurate diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is highly warranted because of high associated morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a novel multiplex PCR assay for diagnosis of late-onset sepsis and to investigate the value of bacterial DNA load (BDL) determination as a measure of infection severity. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a neonatal intensive care unit. Preterm and/or very low birth weight infants suspected for late-onset sepsis were included...
April 22, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679046/impact-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-in-preterm-neonates-based-on-maternal-body-mass-index
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Maheer Faden, Sarah D McDonald, Prakeshkumar S Shah, Amit Mukerji
OBJECTIVE: Impact of antenatal corticosteroid (ACS) in context of maternal body mass index (BMI) as it relates to neonatal outcomes remains unclear. We sought to evaluate effects of ACS on clinical outcomes of preterm infants based on maternal BMI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study among neonates 23-33 weeks' GA at a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit from 2011 to 2015. Outcomes of neonates exposed to any ACS and pre-pregnancy maternal BMI ≥ 25 (N = 491) were compared with maternal BMI < 25 (N = 484)...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678206/biliverdin-reductase-a-attenuated-gmh-induced-inflammatory-response-in-the-spleen-by-inhibiting-toll-like-receptor-4-through-enos-no-pathway
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Yiting Zhang, Yan Ding, Tai Lu, Yixin Zhang, Ningbo Xu, Devin W McBride, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang
BACKGROUND: Germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH) is a common neurologic event with high morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. Spleen has been reported to play a critical role in inflammatory responses by regulating peripheral immune cells which contributes to secondary brain injury. METHODS: The current study investigated the mechanistic role of biliverdin reductase-A (BLVRA) in the splenic response and brain damage in neonates following a collagenase GMH model...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675941/anticoagulation-in-the-management-of-neonatal-cerebral-sinovenous-thrombosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Thomas Rossor, Tomoki Arichi, Sanjay Bhate, Anthony R Hart, Rahul Raman Singh
AIM: To determine whether anticoagulation therapy (ACT) in the treatment of neonatal cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) improves outcomes, in the presence or absence of pre-existing intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). METHOD: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, the Web of Science, and clinical trial databases. We considered data from retrospective and prospective cohort studies, case series, and randomized controlled studies evaluating outcomes of CSVT treated with anticoagulation or no anticoagulation...
April 19, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675404/neonatal-hemodynamics-from-developmental-physiology-to-comprehensive-monitoring
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REVIEW
Sabine L Vrancken, Arno F van Heijst, Willem P de Boode
Maintenance of neonatal circulatory homeostasis is a real challenge, due to the complex physiology during postnatal transition and the inherent immaturity of the cardiovascular system and other relevant organs. It is known that abnormal cardiovascular function during the neonatal period is associated with increased risk of severe morbidity and mortality. Understanding the functional and structural characteristics of the neonatal circulation is, therefore, essential, as therapeutic hemodynamic interventions should be based on the assumed underlying (patho)physiology...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674201/placental-histopathological-lesions-in-correlation-with-neonatal-outcome-in-preeclampsia-with-and-without-severe-features
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Eran Weiner, Ohad Feldstein, Liliya Tamayev, Ehud Grinstein, Elad Barber, Jacob Bar, Letizia Schreiber, Michal Kovo
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare pregnancy outcome and placental histopathology in women with preeclampsia (PE) with and without severe features. METHODS: The medical records and placental pathology reports of all pregnancies complicated by PE during 2008-2016, were reviewed. Results were compared between those with and without severe features (severe PE vs. mild PE groups), according to current ACOG guidelines. Placental lesions were classified to maternal/fetal vascular supply lesions, and maternal/fetal inflammatory responses...
February 7, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673899/it-s-about-time-cesarean-sections-and-neonatal-health
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Ana María Costa-Ramón, Ana Rodríguez-González, Miquel Serra-Burriel, Carlos Campillo-Artero
Cesarean sections have been associated in the literature with poorer newborn health, particularly with a higher incidence of respiratory morbidity. Most studies suffer, however, from potential omitted variable bias, as they are based on simple comparisons of mothers who give birth vaginally and those who give birth by cesarean section. We try to overcome this limitation and provide credible causal evidence by using variation in the probability of having a c-section that is arguably unrelated to maternal and fetal characteristics: variation by time of day...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673669/rupture-of-the-scarred-and-unscarred-gravid-uterus-outcomes-and-risk-factors-analysis
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Shu-Han You, Yao-Lung Chang, Chih-Feng Yen
OBJECTIVE: To study the maternal and fetal outcomes and assess the risk factors in patients with rupture at the lower-segment or non-lower-segment scarred, or unscarred gravid uterus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gravid patients with uterine rupture were retrospectively collected in Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital from November 2004 to July 2017. The rupture timing and location in association with maternal and fetal outcomes were collected as well as the possible risk factors including surgical history and interval prior to conception were analyzed...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673571/the-effect-of-hospital-acuity-on-severe-maternal-morbidity-in-high-risk-patients
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Mark A Clapp, Kaitlyn E James, Anjali J Kaimal
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published guidelines that established levels of maternal care. These guidelines outline the nursing, provider, and facility requirements for hospitals to be designated a birthing center or one of four levels of care. To-date, these levels of maternal care have not been widely adopted, and currently, no data exists on how these designations may affect maternal or neonatal outcomes...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670996/comparison-of-caesarean-sections-and-instrumental-deliveries-at-full-cervical-dilatation-a-retrospective-review
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Pei Shan Tan, Jarrod Kah Hwee Tan, Eng Loy Tan, Lay Kok Tan
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to compare instrumental vaginal deliveries (IDs) and Caesarean sections (CSs) performed at full cervical dilatation, including factors influencing delivery and differences in maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who experienced prolonged second stage of labour at Singapore General Hospital from 2010 to 2012 was conducted. A comparison between CS and ID was made through the analysis of maternal/neonatal characteristics and peripartum outcomes...
April 19, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670758/remote-biomonitoring-of-temperatures-in-mothers-and-newborns-design-development-and-testing-of-a-wearable-sensor-device-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-southern-india
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Prem K Mony, Prashanth Thankachan, Swarnarekha Bhat, Suman Rao, Maryann Washington, Sumi Antony, Annamma Thomas, Sheela C Nagarajarao, Hiteshwar Rao, Bharadwaj Amrutur
Objective: Newer technologies such as wearables, sensors, mobile telephony and computing offer opportunities to monitor vital physiological parameters and tackle healthcare problems, thereby improving access and quality of care. We describe the design, development and testing of a wearable sensor device for remote biomonitoring of body temperatures in mothers and newborns in southern India. Methods: Based on client needs and technological requirements, a wearable sensor device was designed and developed using principles of 'social innovation' design...
April 2018: BMJ Innovations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669596/misoprostol-administered-sublingually-at-a-dose-of-12-5-%C3%AE-g-versus-vaginally-at-a-dose-of-25-%C3%AE-g-for-the-induction-of-full-term-labor-a-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Daniele Sofia Moraes Barros Gattás, José Roberto da Silva Junior, Alex Sandro Rolland Souza, Francisco Edson Feitosa, Melania Maria Ramos de Amorim
BACKGROUND: Various methods are currently used for the induction of labor. Nevertheless, the most effective method with the fewest side effects remains to be established. Misoprostol, administered vaginally, has been routinely used for this purpose; however, other forms of administration are being proposed, including the use of sublingual tablets. No studies have yet compared the effectiveness and safety of 12.5-μg misoprostol administered sublingually compared to a 25-μg vaginal dose of the drug for the induction of labor...
April 18, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667256/procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-as-biomarkers-for-neonatal-bacterial-infection
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Ashfaque F Quadir, Philip N Britton
AIM: Neonates are predisposed to bacterial infection which are an important cause of early childhood morbidity and mortality globally. It has been proposed that procalcitonin has significant utility as a diagnostic marker for bacterial infection in febrile neonates when compared to C-reactive protein (CRP). The aim of this study is to conduct a literature search to find the best available evidence to answer the clinical question of the utility of procalcitonin when compared to CRP as a predictor of bacterial infection in febrile neonates...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666787/cardiac-output-monitoring-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Matthew McGovern, Jan Miletin
Maintaining optimal circulatory status is a key component of preterm neonatal care. Low-cardiac output (CO) in the preterm neonate leads to inadequate perfusion of vital organs and has been linked to a variety of adverse outcomes with heightened acute morbidity and mortality and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Having technology available to monitor CO allows us to detect low-output states and potentially intervene to mitigate the unwanted effects of reduced organ perfusion. There are many technologies available for the monitoring of CO in the preterm neonatal population and while many act as useful adjuncts to aid clinical decision-making no technique is perfect...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666679/intrauterine-fetal-blood-transfusion-descriptive-study-of-the-first-four-years-experience-in-oman
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Arwa Z Al-Riyami, Mouza Al-Salmani, Sabria N Al-Hashami, Sabah Al-Mahrooqi, Ali Al-Marhoobi, Sumaiya Al-Hinai, Saif Al-Hosni, Sathiya M Panchatcharam, Zainab A Al-Arimi
Objectives: Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) causes hydrops fetalis . The successful treatment of HDFN has been reported with intrauterine blood transfusion (IUT). This study aimed to describe the initial experience with IUT procedures in Oman. Methods: This retrospective observational study took place at the Royal Hospital and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Blood Bank, Muscat, Oman, and included all women who underwent IUT procedures in Oman between March 2012 and March 2016...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
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