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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471686/annals-express-comparison-of-hba1c-and-glycated-albumin-as-a-control-marker-for-newborn-complications-from-diabetic-women-in-a-multicenter-study-in-japan-japan-glycated-albumin-study-group-study2
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Ikki Shimizu, Yuji Hiramatsu, Yasue Omori, Masao Nakabayashi
Background:To clarify the relationship between glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and glycated albumin (GA) levels during pregnancy with neonatal outcomes, a multicenter study was conducted by the Japanese Society of Diabetes and Pregnancy. Methods:A total of 136 patients (type 1: n = 47, type 2: n = 89) who enrolled in the study were diagnosed based on the Japanese Diabetes Society diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus. Thresholds for HbA1c and GA were set at 5.8 % and 15.8 %, respectively, as the upper limits of the normal reference interval in pregnant women...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470360/oral-supplementation-with-bovine-colostrum-prevents-septic-shock-and-brain-barrier-disruption-during-bloodstream-infection-in-preterm-newborn-pigs
#2
Anders Brunse, Päivi Worsøe, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Kerstin Skovgaard, Per Torp Sangild
Preterm infants have increased risk of neonatal sepsis, potentially inducing brain injury, and they may benefit from early initiation of enteral milk feeding. Using preterm pigs as models, we hypothesized that early provision of bovine colostrum to parentally nourished newborns protects against sepsis and neuroinflammation during bloodstream infection. Preterm newborn pigs were administered 10 CFU/kg of intra-arterial Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE, an opportunistic pathogen often causing sepsis in preterm infants), followed by administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN, SE + TPN, n = 15) or oral provision of bovine colostrum with supplementary parenteral nutrition (SE + COL, n = 14), and compared with uninfected, TPN-nourished controls (CON + TPN, n = 11)...
February 21, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469202/bilateral-pulmonary-thrombosis-in-a-newborn-with-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome
#3
Julie Dufau, Jean-Michel Roué, Stéphane Rioualen
In the neonatal period, pulmonary thromboembolic episodes are rare and unknown events. Case of a preterm newborn who presented a bilateral thrombosis of the pulmonary arteries associated with a congenital nephrotic syndrome. Pediatricians should consider pulmonary thromboembolic episodes in cases of newborns with unexplained severe and hypoxic respiratory distress syndrome.
February 22, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465446/current-practices-and-attitudes-regarding-use-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-the-nicu-results-from-a-survey-of-members-of-the-national-association-of-neonatal-nurse-practitioners
#4
Allyson Kayton, Paula Timoney, Lyn Vargo, Jose A Perez
BACKGROUND: Excessive supplemental oxygen exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be associated with oxygen-related toxicities, which can lead to negative clinical consequences. Use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) can be a successful strategy for avoiding hyperoxia in the NICU. iNO selectively produces pulmonary vasodilation and has been shown to improve oxygenation parameters across the spectrum of disease severity, from mild to very severe, in neonates with hypoxic respiratory failure associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn...
February 20, 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459604/immediate-outcome-of-preterm-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-required-mechanical-ventilation
#5
M A Mannan, M A Hossain, J Nasim, Y Sabina, F Navila, D Subir
Since its inception, the neonatal mechanical ventilator has been considered an essential tool for managing preterm neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) and is still regarded as an integral component in the neonatal respiratory care continuum. Mechanical ventilation of newborn has been practiced for several years with several advances made in the way. This clinical intervention study was done to analyze immediate outcome of preterm neonates with RDS required mechanical ventilation and conducted on preterm neonates with RDS required mechanical ventilation from July 2014 to June 2015...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459371/dendritic-a-current-in-rhythmically-active-preb%C3%A3-tzinger-complex-neurons-in-organotypic-cultures-from-newborn-mice
#6
Wiktor S Phillips, Christopher A Del Negro, Jens C Rekling
The brainstem preBötzinger complex (preBötC) generates the inspiratory rhythm for breathing. The onset of neural activity that precipitates the inspiratory phase of the respiratory cycle may depend on the activity of type-1 preBötC neurons, which exhibit a transient outward K+ current, IA Inspiratory rhythm generation can be studied ex vivo since the preBötC remains rhythmically active in vitro , both in acute brainstem slices and organotypic cultures. Advantageous optical conditions in organotypic slice cultures from newborn mice of either sex allowed us to investigate how IA impacts Ca2+ transients occurring in the dendrites of rhythmically active type-1 preBötC neurons...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456211/risk-factors-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-newborns
#7
Emad E Ghobrial, Salma Z Elhouchi, Sarah S Eltatawy, Lilian O Beshara
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the newborn is a common problem in the neonatal intensive care unit with many underlying factors such as asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), and urogenital anomalies. The aim of this study is to highlight possible risk factors and profile of neonates developing AKI in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Cairo University Pediatric Hospital. The study was carried out on 90 neonates (30 patients and 60 controls), among neonates admitted to NICU. The study was done over two months, from January 2015 to March 2015...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453682/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-and-histologic-chorioamnionitis-in-preterm-infants-controlled-study
#8
N Katz, Y Bar-Or, A Raucher-Sterrnfeld, A Tamir, D Kohelet
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn is one of the most challenging acute disorders of postnatal transition with substantial morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to find if there is an association between persistent pulmonary hypertension and histologic chorioamnionitis in preterm infants. 27 preterm infants with echocardiographic evidence of PPHN within the first 3 days of life were eligible for the study. A matched control group of 27 patients was chosen according to gestational age, date of birth, and gender...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447895/total-congenital-sternal-cleft-isolated-in-a-newborn-of-20-days-rare-case
#9
Dounia Basraoui, Badia Bannar, Mohamed Ouladsaiad, Hicham Jalal
Sternal clefts are rare malformations, especially in their complete form, which results from a lack of fusion of the sternal bars, which is normally done at the 9th week of intra uterine life. The incomplete form is often associated with other malformations of the chest wall, or falling within the framework of a polymalformative syndrome, the diagnosis is easy, being done with the inspection and the palpation, the paraclinical examinations are useful for confirming the diagnosis. We report the case of a total congenital sternal cleft isolated in an asymptomatic 20-day-old newborn...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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
#10
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/29428752/effects-of-difructose-anhydride-iii-on-serum-immunoglobulin-g-concentration-and-health-status-of-newborn-holstein-calves-during-the-preweaning-period
#11
A Htun, T Sato, N Fukuma, M Hanada
This experiment was performed to investigate the effects of increases in passively acquired immunoglobulin G (IgG) by difructose anhydride (DFA) III supplementation on subsequent serum IgG concentration and health status in calves during the preweaning period. Thirty newborn female Holstein calves were paired by birth order, and 2 calves in each pair were fed 2 L of the same batch of colostrum within 2 h and at 10 h after birth, and followed by 2 L of the same batch of pooled colostrum at 20 h after birth. One calf from each pair was assigned to the control (n = 15) or treatment (n = 15) group...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426853/performance-of-the-silverman-andersen-respiratory-severity-score-in-predicting-pco-2-and-respiratory-support-in-newborns-a-prospective-cohort-study
#12
Anna Bruett Hedstrom, Nancy E Gove, Dennis E Mayock, Maneesh Batra
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the Silverman Andersen respiratory severity score, which is assessed by physical exam, within 1 h of birth is associated with elevated carbon dioxide level and/or the need for increased respiratory support. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study including 140 neonates scored within 1 h of birth. We report respiratory scores and their association with carbon dioxide and respiratory support within 24 h. RESULTS: Carbon dioxide level correlated with respiratory score (n = 33, r = 0...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421441/simultaneous-determination-of-vitamin-a-25-hydroxyl-vitamin-d3-%C3%AE-tocopherol-in-small-biological-fluids-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#13
Haifeng Zhang, Li Quan, Pei Pei, Ye Lin, Chao Feng, Hongyan Guan, Fang Wang, Ting Zhang, Jianxin Wu, Junsheng Huo
A sensitive method for the simultaneous analysis of vitamin A (VA), 25-hydroxyl vitamin D3 (25-OH VD3) and α-tocopherol (VE) in children plasma by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) has been developed and validated. Sample preparation chose the solid phase extraction. 100 μL of plasma was mixed with 300 μL ethanol contained 4 μL isotope-labelled analytes. After a series operation, the supernatant was applied to the solid phase extraction (SPE) plate (HLB μElution plate). The eluate was evaporated, and reconstituted in 100 μL methanol...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411327/gene-variants-of-the-phosphatidylcholine-synthesis-pathway-do-not-contribute-to-rds-in%C3%A2-the-chinese-population
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Yu-Jun Chen, Julia Meyer, Jennifer A Wambach, Kelcey DePass, Daniel J Wegner, Xin Fan, Qun-Yuan Zhang, Heins Hillary, F Sessions Cole, Aaron Hamvas
BACKGROUND: To determine population-based prevalence and disease contribution of phosphatidylcholine synthetic pathway-associated gene variants in a native southern Chinese cohort. METHODS: We used bloodspots from 2010 that were obtained from the Guangxi Neonatal Screening Center in Nannning China and included the Han (n = 443) and Zhuang (n = 313) ethnic groups. We sequenced the exons of cholinephosphate cytidylyltransferase (PCYT1B) lysophospholipid acyltransferase 1 (LPCAT1), and cholinephosphotransferase (CHPT1) genes, and analyzed both rare and common exonic variants...
February 6, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401325/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-3-formulations-of-an-investigational-respiratory-syncytial-virus-vaccine-in-non-pregnant-women-results-from-two-phase-ii-trials
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Jiri Beran, Jason D Lickliter, Tino F Schwarz, Casey Johnson, Laurence Chu, Joseph B Domachowske, Pierre Van Damme, Kanchanamala Withanage, Laurence A Fissette, Marie-Pierre David, Koen Maleux, Alexander C Schmidt, Marta Picciolato, Ilse Dieussaert
Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes bronchiolitis and pneumonia in neonates and infants. RSV vaccination during pregnancy could boost pre-existing neutralizing antibody titers, providing passive protection to newborns. Methods: Two observer-blind, controlled studies (RSV F-020 [NCT02360475], RSV F-024 [NCT02753413]) evaluated immunogenicity and safety of an investigational RSV vaccine in healthy, non-pregnant 18-45-year-old women. Both studies used licensed Tdap vaccine as control...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395110/recruitment-manoeuvres-in-anaesthesia-how-many-more-excuses-are-there-not-to-use-them
#16
J García-Fernández, A Romero, A Blanco, P Gonzalez, A Abad-Gurumeta, S D Bergese
Pulmonary recruitment manoeuvres (RM) are intended to reopen collapsed lung areas. RMs are present in nature as a physiological mechanism to get a newborn to open their lungs for the first time at birth, and we also use them, in our usual anaesthesiological clinical practice, after induction or during general anaesthesia when a patient is desaturated. However, there is much confusion in clinical practice regarding their safety, the best way to perform them, when to do them, in which patients they are indicated, and in those where they are totally contraindicated...
January 26, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393237/high-flow-nasal-cannula-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-for-primary-respiratory-support-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Srinivas Murki, Jayesh Singh, Chiragkumar Khant, Swarup Kumar Dash, Tejo Pratap Oleti, Percy Joy, Nandkishor S Kabra
BACKGROUND: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) is the standard noninvasive respiratory support for newborns with respiratory distress. Evidence for high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) as an alternative mode of respiratory support is inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate whether HFNC is not inferior to nCPAP in reducing the need for higher respiratory support in the first 72 h of life when applied as a noninvasive respiratory support mode for preterm neonates with respiratory distress...
January 23, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390957/streptococcus-agalactiae-meningoencephalitis-associated-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-chronic-proton-pump-inhibitors-use-in-a-9%C3%A2-month-old-infant-a-case-report
#18
Victoria Bîrluţiu, Codruța Mihaela Luca, Rareș-Mircea Bîrluțiu
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus) is recognized as the etiologic agent of newborn and infant meningitis, aged up to 90 days, starting from the colonization of the maternal genital or gastrointestinal tract, but it is rarely responsible for meningitis in old infants. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 9 month-old infant diagnosed with S. agalactiae meningoencephalitis associated with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease treated with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI)...
February 1, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388933/-the-application-of-the-modern-phototherapeutic-technologies-for-the-medical-rehabilitation-of-the-children
#19
M A Khan, А I Chubarova, I V Pogonchenkova, M A Rassulova, E Y Sergeenko, E L Vakhova, N A Lyan, N A Mikitchenko
This literature review is focused on the application of polychromatic and monochromatic polarized light for the treatment of various diseases of the childhood including those in the newborns and the premature babies. The analysis of the data of scientific research gives evidence of the beneficial effect of polychromatic polarized light on the clinical course of various skin diseases in the newborn children. Moreover, the improved immunological and reparative processes were revealed after the surgical interventions for congenital heart defects in the newborns...
December 28, 2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383241/co-existing-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma-and-mesenchymal-hamartoma-in-a-neonate
#20
Nicolas Berte, Alya Filfilan, Laurence Mainard, Ludovic Mansuy, Jean-Louis Lemelle
Infantile hepatic hemangioma (IHH) and mesenchymal hamartoma (MH) form the first and second most common benign hepatic tumors in children. In this case report, we present a newborn child in whom a growing hepatic mass was discovered at the age of 7 days. She suffered also from anemia, respiratory and renal failure. No signs of heart disease or cutaneous lesions were detected. Alpha-fetoprotein was elevated for her age (3562.2 ng/ml). Imaging studies showed multifocal large cystic lesions associated with heterogeneous small solid lesions with arterial enhancement of the liver...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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