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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054363/role-of-zc3h12a-in-enhanced-il-6-production-by-newborn-mononuclear-cells-in-response-to-lipopolysaccharide
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Xia-Fang Chen, Jing Wu, Yi-Dan Zhang, Chen-Xing Zhang, Xu-Ting Chen, Jian-Hua Sun, Tong-Xin Chen
BACKGROUND: The uncontrolled inflammatory response following infection is closely related to the morbidity and mortality of neonates. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) plays an important role in the pathogenesis and prognosis of this process. To better elucidate the secretion of IL-6 following infection in neonates, we investigated the IL-6 level and mechanism of IL-6/TLR4 signaling pathways. METHODS: We compared the IL-6, procalcitonin (PCT), and CRP levels between septic neonates and toddlers...
September 21, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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/29053702/the-effects-of-adding-prophylactic-phenobarbital-to-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-the-term-equivalent-hypoxic-ischemic-rat
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Sushma Krishna, Alexandra Hutton, Eric Aronowitz, Holly Moore, Susan J Vannucci
BackgroundHypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is the only available intervention, but neuroprotection is incomplete and variable. Seizures are common in infants with HIE undergoing TH and may worsen outcome. Phenobarbital is sometimes added, although use of prophylactic phenobarbital is controversial in the neonate. We hypothesize that prophylactic phenobarbital (PB) will not reduce, and may enhance, the neuroprotective effects of TH on brain injury and motor outcomes in the postnatal-day 10 (P10) hypoxic-ischemic (HI) rat...
October 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050488/association-between-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-ductus-arteriosus-patency-in-preterm-newborns
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047427/pregnant-women-hospitalized-with-chikungunya-virus-infection-colombia-2015
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Maria Escobar, Albaro J Nieto, Sara Loaiza-Osorio, Juan S Barona, Fernando Rosso
In 2015 in Colombia, 60 pregnant women were hospitalized with chikungunya virus infections confirmed by reverse transcription PCR. Nine of these women required admission to the intensive care unit because of sepsis with hypoperfusion and organ dysfunction; these women met the criteria for severe acute maternal morbidity. No deaths occurred. Fifteen women delivered during acute infection; some received tocolytics to delay delivery until after the febrile episode and prevent possible vertical transmission. As recommended by a pediatric neonatologist, 12 neonates were hospitalized to rule out vertical transmission; no clinical findings suggestive of neonatal chikungunya virus infection were observed...
November 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045765/oral-anti-diabetic-agents-for-women-with-established-diabetes-impaired-glucose-tolerance-or-previous-gestational-diabetes-planning-pregnancy-or-pregnant-women-with-pre-existing-diabetes
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Joanna Tieu, Suzette Coat, William Hague, Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd
BACKGROUND: While most guidance recommends the use of insulin in women whose pregnancies are affected by pre-existing diabetes, oral anti-diabetic agents may be more acceptable to women. The effects of these oral anti-diabetic agents on maternal and infant health outcomes need to be established in pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, as well as in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus preconceptionally or during a subsequent pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of oral anti-diabetic agents in women with established diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance or previous gestational diabetes who are planning a pregnancy, or pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes, on maternal and infant health...
October 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043690/-prevention-of-the-wound-infection-little-changes-huge-results
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I Martínez Castaño, M J Aranda García, J M Sánchez Morote, R Ruiz Pruneda, M Fernández Ibieta, J Rojas Ticona, V Villamil, A Sánchez Sánchez, M C Giménez Aleixandre, J I Ruiz Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal surgical wound infection occurs in almost 50% of neonatal procedures. It increases the rates of morbimortality in neonatal units. There is no guidelines about prevention of wound infection in neonatal surgery. We present our results after changing our behaviour in neonatal surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Comparative study between 2 groups. In order to decrease wound infection at the end of the procedure gloves, covertures and surgical instruments were changed and saline and antiseptic solutions were used during laparotomy closing...
July 20, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041783/the-lived-experiences-and-social-support-needs-of-first-time-mothers-at-health-care-facilities-in-the-city-of-tshwane-south-africa
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Mmajapi E T Masala-Chokwe, Tendani S Ramukumba
BACKGROUND: Social support refers to the assistance people receive from others, and it is divided into four types of support. Given the increasing mortality and morbidity rates of mothers and neonates postpartum, this study intended to determine whether the social support needs of the first-time mothers were met after early discharge from health care facilities. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to explore the lived experiences and social support needs of the first-time mothers after an early discharge from health care facilities in the City of Tshwane, Gauteng...
September 22, 2017: Curationis
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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REVIEW
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/29040334/advanced-maternal-age-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Samantha C Lean, Hayley Derricott, Rebecca L Jones, Alexander E P Heazell
BACKGROUND: Advanced maternal age (AMA; ≥35 years) is an increasing trend and is reported to be associated with various pregnancy complications. OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of stillbirth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in women of AMA. SEARCH STRATEGY: Embase, Medline (Ovid), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, ClinicalTrials.gov, LILACS and conference proceedings were searched from ≥2000. SELECTION CRITERIA: Cohort and case-control studies reporting data on one or more co-primary outcomes (stillbirth or fetal growth restriction (FGR)) and/or secondary outcomes in mothers ≥35 years and <35 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038316/using-perinatal-morbidity-scoring-tools-as-a-primary-study-outcome
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Jennifer A Hutcheon, Lisa M Bodnar, Robert W Platt
Perinatal morbidity scores are tools that score or weight different adverse events according to their relative severity. Perinatal morbidity scores are appealing for maternal-infant health researchers because they provide a way to capture a broad range of adverse events to mother and newborn while recognising that some events are considered more serious than others. However, they have proved difficult to implement as a primary outcome in applied research studies because of challenges in testing if the scores are significantly different between two or more study groups...
November 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037552/the-impact-of-prenatal-group-b-streptococcus-screening-as-a-national-health-policy-in-taiwan
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Fung-Wei Chang, Chun-I Lee, Hueng-Chuen Fan, Her-Young Su, Yung-Liang Liu, Cheng-Yu Chen
OBJECTIVE: There was no national data on group B streptococcus (GBS) infections in Taiwan. Until 2012, when prenatal GBS screening was introduced to obstetric practices as a national health policy aimed at reducing neonatal GBS infections. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of this national health policy on the incidence of maternal GBS colonization and neonatal GBS infection rate. Relatedly, the clinical characteristics of neonatal GBS infection were investigated to determine the correlations between the incidence of maternal GBS colonization and the neonatal GBS infection rate...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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/29037483/new-labor-management-guidelines-and-changes-in-cesarean-delivery-patterns
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Joshua I Rosenbloom, Molly J Stout, Methodius G Tuuli, Candice L Woolfolk, Julia D López, George A Macones, Alison G Cahill
BACKGROUND: In 2010 the Consortium on Safe Labor published labor curves. It was proposed that the rate of cesarean delivery (CD) could be lowered by avoiding the diagnosis of arrest of dilation before 6 cm. However, there is little information on the uptake of the guidelines and on changes in CD rates that may have occurred. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypotheses that: 1) among patients laboring at term, rates of arrest of dilation disorders have decreased leading to a decrease in the rate of CD; 2) in the second stage, pushing duration prior to diagnosis of arrest of descent has increased also leading to reduction in the rate of CD for this indication...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036732/predictors-of-poor-outcome-in-neonates-with-pyogenic-meningitis-in-a-level-three-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-of-developing-country
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Mala Kumar, Shalini Tripathi, Himanshu Kumar, S N Singh
Background: The mortality of neonatal pyogenic meningitis is reduced to 10-15%, but morbidity is unchanged. Methods: Primary objective is to determine the outcome, i.e. death or abnormal neurological examination (NE) at discharge and abnormal developmental quotient (DQ) at 3 months. Secondary objective is to find predictors of poor outcome. Results: In all, 89 neonates enrolled, 10 expired and 24 neonates had abnormal NE at discharge. A total of 59 neonates came for follow up, 13 had DQ < 70...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036215/reduction-of-in-utero-lead-exposures-in-south-african-populations-positive-impact-of-unleaded-petrol
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Halina B Röllin, Bukola Olutola, Kalavati Channa, Jon Ø Odland
BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposure to lead (Pb) has been shown to have negative and irreversible health impacts on foetal and early childhood development, affecting morbidity and mortality in adulthood. This study aimed to assess in utero Pb exposure, examine birth outcomes, and identify confounding factors in the large cohort of South African population, following the legislated removal of Pb from petrol. METHODS: Lead was measured in the maternal blood, urine and cord blood using Inductive Coupled Plasma Mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035847/prevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-bovine-cryptosporidium-from-dairy-cows-in-northern-thailand
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Tawin Inpankaew, Tawisa Jiyipong, Chainirun Sunanta, Chanya Kengradomkij, Nongnuch Pinyopanuwat, Sathaporn Jittapalapong
Cryptosporidiosis is a common protozoan infection in humans and domestic animals. It is the culprit for significant neonatal morbidity in cattle as well as weight loss and delayed growth, which leads to large economic losses in the farming industry. Furthermore, bovine Cryptosporidium is also a principal source of human Cryptosporidium infections. The purpose of this study is to determine prevalence and genotype of Cryptosporidium spp. from feces of dairy cows from the northern parts of Thailand (Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Lumpang provinces)...
December 20, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
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/29035107/maternal-social-disadvantage-and-newborn-telomere-length-in-archived-dried-blood-spots-from-the-michigan-neonatal-biobank
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Belinda L Needham, Margaret T Hicken, Ishtar O Govia, Colter Mitchell, Cleopatra M Abdou
Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Short telomere length is associated with morbidity and mortality among adults and may mark the biological impact of social experiences. Using archived dried blood spots from the Michigan Neonatal Biobank, this study examined markers of maternal social disadvantage (educational attainment, receipt of public assistance, marital status, and race/ethnicity) from linked birth certificates as predictors of telomere length at birth in a sample of 192 singleton neonates born to non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Latina mothers aged 20-35 years...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
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