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Apnea of prematurity

Sophie J E Cramer, Janneke Dekker, Jenny Dankelman, Steffen C Pauws, Stuart B Hooper, Arjan B Te Pas
Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is one of the most common diagnoses in preterm infants. Severe and recurrent apneas are associated with cerebral injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome. Despite pharmacotherapy and respiratory support to prevent apneas, a proportion of infants continue to have apneas and often need tactile stimulation, mask, and bag ventilation and/or extra oxygen. The duration of the apnea and the concomitant hypoxia and bradycardia depends on the response time of the nurse. We systematically reviewed the literature with the aim of providing an overview of what is known about the effect of manual and mechanical tactile stimulation on AOP...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Daniela Filipa Rodrigues Pinho, Cátia Real, Leónia Ferreira, Pedro Pina
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Currently there is no agreement regarding which one is the most adequate anesthetic technique for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity. Peribulbar block may reduce the incidence of oculocardiac reflex and postoperative apnea. The goal of this study was to report the outcomes of peribulbar block, when combined with general anesthesia, for the laser treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, in premature babies. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of anesthetic records of all babies who underwent laser treatment for retinopathy of prematurity from January 2008 through December 2015 in a tertiary hospital was performed...
March 12, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Tomoyuki Shimokaze, Katsuaki Toyoshima, Jun Shibasaki, Yasufumi Itani
OBJECTIVE: We often encounter infants who developed hypokalaemia following low-dose doxapram for apnea of prematurity (AOP). AIMS: To determine changes in blood potassium (K+) levels after doxapram administration. STUDY DESIGN: We studied infants born before 30 weeks gestation. Doxapram (0.1-0.3 mg/kg/h) in addition to methylxanthines was used to treat AOP refractory to methylxanthines. RESULTS: Twenty-five infants received doxapram were studied...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Aljohara Saud Almeneessier, Nader Alasousi, Munir M Sharif, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Ahmad Salah Hersi, Ahmed Salem BaHammam
Objectives: To assess the prevalence and types of arrhythmias in Saudi OSA patients and to identify predictors of arrhythmia in this group of patients. Methods: This case-control study included all patients who underwent level I attended overnight polysomnography between 2009 and 2012. Electrocardiographic data collected during sleep studies of patients with and without OSA were manually reviewed. Results: The study comprised 498 patients (394 OSA patients and 104 non-OSA patients (controls)...
October 2017: Sleep Science
Tian Wu, Li Zhang, Yu Tong, Yi Qu, Bin Xia, Dezhi Mu
Purpose: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the leading cause of blindness in children worldwide. This study aimed to determine the incidence and perinatal risk factors for ROP in very low-birth-weight (VLBW) Chinese infants. Methods: A retrospective study of the medical records of 504 VLBW infants screened for ROP from 2012 to 2015 was performed in West China Second University Hospital. VLBW infants were examined according to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists ROP guideline and retinopathy was graded following the International Classification of ROP...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Fatemeh Faramarzi, Mohammadreza Shiran, Mohammadreza Rafati, Roya Farhadi, Ebrahim Salehifar, Maryam Nakhshab
Background: Caffeine is widely used for prevention of apnea and helps successful extubation from mechanical ventilation. It facilitates the transition from invasive to noninvasive support and reduces duration of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in preterm infants. The optimum caffeine dose in preterm infants has not been well-studied in terms of benefits and risks. We compared efficacy and safety of once versus twice-daily caffeine dose in premature infants. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial conducted in Bu-Ali Sina Teaching Hospital, Sari...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Akane Nagasato, Masatoshi Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kamimura
 Methylxanthine is widely administered for the treatment of apnea of prematurity in many countries, and previous reports have clearly established that caffeine is effective for the treatment of apnea of prematurity. In Japan, caffeine has been available since December 2014. Thus, we compared the efficacy and safety of caffeine with that of aminophylline in our hospital. There was no significant difference between the caffeine group and aminophylline group regarding the characteristics of the study patients...
2018: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Ebtihal Ali, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Michael Moffatt, Michael Narvey, Martin Reed, Depeng Jiang
BACKGROUND: Caffeine, the most commonly used medication in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, has calciuric and osteoclastogenic effects. METHODS: To examine the association between the cumulative dose and duration of therapy of caffeine and osteopenia of prematurity, a retrospective cohort study was conducted including premature infants less than 31 weeks and birth weight less than 1500 g. Osteopenia of prematurity was evaluated using chest X-rays on a biweekly basis over 12 weeks of hospitalization...
January 22, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Samuel J Gentle, Colm P Travers, Waldemar A Carlo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Caffeine use in preterm infants has endured several paradigms: from standard of care to possible neurotoxin to one of the few medications for which there is evidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) risk reduction. The purpose of the review is to analyze this dynamic trajectory and discuss controversies that still remain after decades of caffeine use. RECENT FINDINGS: Following concerns for caffeine safety in preterm infants, a large randomized controlled trial demonstrated a reduction in BPD and treatment for patent ductus arteriosus...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Felix Omeñaca, Liliana Vázquez, Pilar Garcia-Corbeira, Narcisa Mesaros, Linda Hanssens, Jan Dolhain, Ivonne Puente Gómez, Johannes Liese, Markus Knuf
BACKGROUND: Infants with history of prematurity (<37 weeks gestation) and low birth weight (LBW, <2500 g) are at high risk of infection due to functional immaturity of normal physical and immunological defense mechanisms. Despite current recommendations that infants with history of prematurity/LBW should receive routine immunization according to the same schedule and chronological age as full-term infants, immunization is often delayed. METHODS: Here we summarize 10 clinical studies and 15 years of post-marketing safety surveillance of GSK's hexavalent vaccine (DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib), a combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis-hepatitis-B-inactivated-poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae-type-b (Hib) conjugate vaccine, when administered alone, or co-administered with pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus, and meningococcal vaccines and respiratory syncytial virus IgG to infants with history of prematurity/LBW in clinical trials...
January 11, 2018: Vaccine
Joseph M Collaco, Sharon A McGrath-Morrow
Ongoing advancements in neonatal care since the late 1980's have led to increased numbers of premature infants surviving well beyond the neonatal period. As a result of increased survival, many individuals born preterm manifest chronic respiratory symptoms throughout infancy, childhood and adult life. The archetypical respiratory disease of prematurity, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), is the second most common chronic pediatric respiratory disease after asthma. However, there are several commonly held misconceptions...
January 12, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
M Shivakumar, Leslie Edward Simon Lewis
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December 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
Uday Kumar Chalwadi, N K Kalappanavar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
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
S Khurana, M Shivakumar, G V Sujith Kumar Reddy, P Jayashree, Y Ramesh Bhat, L E S Lewis
OBJECTIVE: Methylxanthines are the most commonly prescribed drug in neonatal setups. However, Clinicians show indecision in choosing the right agent for Apnea of Prematurity in most of the developing countries. Present study aimed to compare rate of mortality and survival with normal neurodevelopment outcome at 18 to 24 months of corrected age, between Caffeine- and Aminophylline-treated infants for apnea of prematurity. METHODS: 240 infants were randomly allocated to caffeine and aminophylline for apnea of prematurity during February 2012 to January 2015...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Vedran Bjelanović, Marjana Jerković Raguž, Matea Galić, Ana Čuljak, Ivana Bjelanović, Vajdana Tomić
AIM: To determine the frequency and type of complications in two cohort groups of preterm newborns. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The research involved 100 preterm newborns divided into two groups according to their gestational age: newborns from 24 to 33+6/7 weeks GA and newborns from 34 to 36+6/7 weeks GA. Parameters which were observed with mother were: age, number of births, course and complications in pregnancy. Parameters with infant: gestational age, weight, newborn small for gestational age (IUGR), asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, hyperbilirubinemia, apnea, anemia, intracranial hemorrhage and metabolic disorder (hypoglycaemia, hypocalcaemia)...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
Estelle B Gauda, Zankhana Master
Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) occurs frequently in premature infants who have apnea of prematurity. Immaturity of the respiratory network from low central respiratory drive and the greater contribution of the carotid body on baseline breathing leads to respiratory instability in premature infants presenting as apnea and periodic breathing. During the 2nd week after birth, the smallest and the youngest premature infants have increased frequency of apnea and periodic breathing and associated oxygen desaturations that can persist for weeks after birth...
December 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
Zhi-Cheng Zhu, Jian-Guo Zhou, Chao Chen
Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) can augment nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) by delivering intermittent positive pressure ventilation in a noninvasive way and can provide a new option for neonatal noninvasive respiratory support. NIPPV has an advantage over nCPAP in primary and post-extubation respiratory support. Moreover, it can reduce severe apnea of prematurity. Synchronized NIPPV has promising application prospects. This review article summarizes the advances in the application of NIPPV in neonatal respiratory support to promote the understanding and standardization of this technique...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Emrah Can, Şahin Hamilcikan, Ceren Can
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between neonate early-onset sepsis (EOS) and the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) of term neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted with term neonates diagnosed with EOS compared with 44 healthy controls. Exclusion criteria were prematurity, postmaturity, small or large for gestational age according to week of pregnancy, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, chorioamnionitis, congenital major anomalies, and cyanotic congenital heart disease...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Juliette V Kraaijenga, Gerard J Hutten, Cornelia G de Waal, Frans H de Jongh, Wes Onland, Anton H van Kaam
BACKGROUND: Treatment of apnea is highly dependent on the type of apnea. Chest impedance (CI) has inaccuracies in monitoring respiration, which compromises accurate apnea classification. Electrical activity of the diaphragm measured by transcutaneous electromyography (EMG) is feasible in preterm infants and might improve the accuracy of apnea classification. OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of apnea classification based on diaphragmatic EMG (dEMG) and CI tracings in preterm infants...
2018: Neonatology
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