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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079904/neonatal-gastric-perforations-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Aslan Babayigit, Seyithan Ozaydın, Merih Cetinkaya, Serdar Sander
PURPOSE: Gastric perforation is a rare condition with high mortality rates in preterm infants. The aim of this retrospective study was to define the risk factors and prognosis in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with gastric perforations. METHODS: VLBW infants with a diagnosis of gastric perforation between 2012 and 2016 were included. The data including birth weight, gestational age, gender, risk factors, time and location of the perforation and prognosis were recorded...
October 27, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063585/early-8-days-systemic-postnatal-corticosteroids-for-prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Cheong, Richard A Ehrenkranz, Henry L Halliday
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia remains a major problem in neonatal intensive care units. Persistent inflammation in the lungs is the most likely underlying pathogenesis. Corticosteroids have been used to prevent or treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia because of their potent anti-inflammatory effects. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relative benefits and adverse effects of systemic postnatal corticosteroids commenced within the first seven days of life for preterm infants at risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
October 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060766/modelling-interactions-between-blood-pressure-and-brain-activity-in-preterm-neonates
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Oksana Semenova, Gordon Lightbody, John M O'Toole, Geraldine Boylan, Eugene Dempsey, Andriy Temko
Hypotension or low blood pressure (BP) is a common problem in preterm neonates and has been associated with adverse short and long-term outcomes. Deciding when and whether to treat hypotension relies on an understanding of the relations between blood pressure and brain function. This study aims to investigate the interaction between BP and multichannel EEG in preterm infants less than 32 weeks gestational age. The mutual information is chosen to model interaction. This measure is independent of absolute values of BP and electroencephalography (EEG) power and quantifies the level of coupling between the short-term dynamics in both signals...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046318/central-serotonin-and-the-control-of-arterial-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-infant-rats-influence-of-sleep-state-and-sex
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Jennifer L Magnusson, Kevin James Cummings
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is associated with serotonin (5-HT) neuron abnormalities. There is evidence of autonomic dysfunction during sleep in infants eventually succumbing to SIDS, as well as cardiovascular collapse prior to death. Neonatal rodents deficient in central 5-HT display hypotension and bradycardia. We hypothesized that central 5-HT reduces cardiac vagal tone and increases sympathetic vascular tone and, given the firing pattern of 5-HT neurons, that these effects are greater in quiet sleep (QS) than in active sleep (AS)...
October 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035309/serum-magnesium-levels-in-preterm-infants-are-higher-than-adult-levels-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jacques Rigo, Catherine Pieltain, Viola Christmann, Francesco Bonsante, Sissel J Moltu, Silvia Iacobelli, Stéphane Marret
Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral in the body, impacting the synthesis of biomacromolecules, bone matrix development, energy production, as well as heart, nerve, and muscle function. Although the importance of Mg is evident, reference values for serum Mg (sMg) in pediatric patients (more specifically, in neonates) are not well established. This systematic literature review and meta-analysis (using 47 eligible studies) aims to quantify normal and tolerable ranges of sMg concentrations during the neonatal period and to highlight the factors influencing Mg levels and the importance of regulating sMg levels during pregnancy and birth...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033349/a-polymorphism-in-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-gene-is-associated-with-refractory-hypotension-in-premature-infants
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Kei Ogasawara, Maki Sato, Koichi Hashimoto, Takashi Imamura, Hayato Go, Mitsuaki Hosoya
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids play an important role in endocrine control. The association of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) gene polymorphisms with altered sensitivity to glucocorticoid therapy has been reported in adults. However, there are few such reports in infants. The present study analyzed the prevalence of four GR polymorphisms in preterm infants born before 30 weeks of gestation and determined the associations between these polymorphisms and clinical outcomes in the infants. METHODS: Totally, 41 preterm infants born at two hospitals in Fukushima were retrospectively screened for the presence of four GR gene polymorphisms, using a TaqMan single-nucleotide polymorphism genotyping assay...
September 27, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992392/norepinephrine-infusion-improves-haemodynamics-in-the-preterm-infants-during-septic-shock
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M Y Rizk, A Lapointe, F Lefebvre, K J Barrington
AIM: This study evaluated the clinical and haemodynamic effects of norepinephrine infusion in preterm infants. METHODS: The effects of norepinephrine therapy for refractory hypotension were evaluated in preterm infants between April 2009 and April 2011 at the neonatal intensive care unit of Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Quebec. Changes in haemodynamics and clinical parameters were analysed eight hours before and eight hours after the start of norepinephrine infusion, and eight hours after its cessation...
October 9, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987396/use-of-nicardipine-after-cardiac-operations-is-safe-in-children-regardless-of-age
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Matthew L Stone, John Kelly, Maanasi Mistry, Marcia Buck, James Gangemi, Jeffrey Vergales
BACKGROUND: Control of postoperative hypertension is central to the care of infants and children after cardiac operations. Continuous pharmacologic delivery affords the advantage of rapid onset and ease of titration. Although well established in older children and adults, calcium channel blockers are routinely avoided in children aged younger than 1 year secondary to concerns of safety and efficacy in the setting of sarcoplasmic reticulum development. Thus, the purpose of this study was to review a single-institution experience with nicardipine, a selective calcium channel blocker, in pediatric patients after cardiac operations...
October 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974135/propofol-and-fentanyl-sedation-for-laser-treatment-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-to-avoid-intubation
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Fiammetta Piersigilli, Alessandra Di Pede, Gino Catena, Simona Lozzi, Cinzia Auriti, Iliana Bersani, Irma Capolupo, Anna Lipreri, Vincenzo Di Ciommo, Andrea Dotta, Stefania Sgrò
BACKGROUND: Despite the optimization of neonatal assistance, severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP, stage III-IV) remains a common condition among preterm infants. Laser photocoagulation usually requires general anesthesia and intubation, but extubation can be difficult and these infants often affected by chronic lung disease. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical charts of 13 neonates that were sedated with propofol in association with fentanyl for the laser treatment of ROP. This protocol was introduced in our unit to avoid intubation and minimize side effects of anesthesia and ventilation...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953494/the-effect-of-prophylactic-phenylephrine-and-ephedrine-infusions-on-umbilical-artery-blood-ph-in-women-with-preeclampsia-undergoing-cesarean-delivery-with-spinal-anesthesia-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Nicole Higgins, Paul C Fitzgerald, Dominique van Dyk, Robert A Dyer, Natalie Rodriguez, Robert J McCarthy, Cynthia A Wong
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery is associated with a high incidence of hypotension. Phenylephrine results in higher umbilical artery pH than ephedrine when used to prevent or treat hypotension in healthy women. We hypothesized that phenylephrine compared to ephedrine would result in higher umbilical artery pH in women with preeclampsia undergoing cesarean delivery with spinal anesthesia. METHODS: This study was a randomized double-blind clinical trial...
September 25, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942689/fetal-inflammatory-response-syndrome-firs-and-outcome-of-preterm-neonates-a-prospective-analytical-study
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Febi Francis, Vishnu Bhat, Nivedita Mondal, Bethou Adhisivam, Sajini Jacob, Gowri Dorairajan, B N Harish
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the incidence of fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS) in preterm neonates and correlate it with immediate and one-year neurodevelopmental outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational analytical study, in preterm neonates with gestational age between 26 and 34 weeks was conducted from May 2014 to December 2015 in a tertiary care hospital in South India. FIRS was defined as the presence of either elevated levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in cord blood ≥11 pg/ml and/or the placental histopathology showing evidence of fetal inflammatory response...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922233/endoscopic-versus-open-repair-for-craniosynostosis-in-infants-using-propensity-score-matching-to-compare-outcomes-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Douglas R Thompson, David Zurakowski, Charles M Haberkern, Paul A Stricker, Petra M Meier
BACKGROUND: The North American Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to evaluate outcomes in infants and children undergoing craniosynostosis repair. The goal of this multicenter study was to utilize this registry to assess differences in blood utilization, intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, duration of hospitalization, and perioperative complications between endoscopic-assisted (ESC) and open repair in infants with craniosynostosis...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902182/gestational-age-dependent-relationship-between-cerebral-oxygen-extraction-and-blood-pressure
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Zachary A Vesoulis, Steve M Liao, Amit M Mathur
BackgroundPremature infants may lack mature cerebrovascular autoregulatory function and fail to adapt oxygen extraction to decreasing systemic perfusion.MethodsInfants ≤28 weeks of gestational age (GA) were recruited. Systemic oxygen saturation (SpO2), mean arterial blood pressure (MABP), and cerebral saturation (near-infrared spectroscopy, SctO2) were measured continuously over the first 72 h. Resulting data underwent error-processing. For each remaining 10 m window, the mean MABP and fractional tissue oxygen extraction (FTOE) were calculated...
December 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854510/troponin-t-as-a-biomarker-in-neonates-with-perinatal-asphyxia
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T Abiramalatha, M Kumar, S Chandran, Y Sudhakar, M Thenmozhi, N Thomas
BACKGROUND: Troponin-T is a commonly used cardiac biomarker, which could be useful in perinatal asphyxia. We aimed to analyze troponin-T concentrations in asphyxiated neonates and to correlate the concentrations with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Data were collected from electronic medical records of neonates diagnosed with perinatal asphyxia over a period of four years. RESULTS: There were 63 neonates with moderate to severe encephalopathy, in whom serial troponin-T concentrations had been done on days 1, 3, and 7...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833725/nutritional-intake-and-growth-velocity-in-preterm-extremely-low-birthweight-infants-in-asia-are-we-doing-enough
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Shilpee Raturi, Qishi Zheng, Lourdes M Daniel, Luming Shi, Victor S Rajadurai, Pratibha K Agarwal
AIM: To describe nutritional practices among preterm extremely low-birthweight (ELBW) infants and their impact on growth and to compare differences in nutritional intervention and comorbidities between those with limited growth velocity (GV < 25th percentile) and those with GV > 25th percentile. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted to assess total protein and energy intake for week 1, days 14, 21 and 28 of life. Post-natal growth was calculated by measuring GV using an exponential model...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822711/efficacy-of-passive-hypothermia-and-adverse-events-during-transport-of-asphyxiated-newborns-according-to-the-severity-of-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Nuria Carreras, Miguel Alsina, Ana Alarcon, Gemma Arca-Díaz, Thais Agut, Alfredo García-Alix
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the efficacy of passive hypothermia and adverse events during transport are related to the severity of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 67 infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, born between April 2009 and December 2013, who were transferred for therapeutic hypothermia and cooled during transport. RESULTS: Fifty-six newborns (84%) were transferred without external sources of heat and 11 (16%) needed an external heat source...
August 18, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818851/inotropes-for-preterm-babies-during-the-transition-period-after-birth-friend-or-foe
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REVIEW
Heike Rabe, Hector Rojas-Anaya
During the transition to extrauterine life, preterm infants are at high risk of developing circulatory failure. Currently, hypotension is used as major diagnostic criteria for starting treatments such as fluid boluses, inotropes or steroids. Most of these treatment options have not been studied in large randomised controlled trials for efficacy and safety and are under discussions. A wide variety in their use is reported in the literature and clear evidence about which inotrope or other treatment should be preferred is lacking...
November 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817524/perioperative-hypotension-in-infants-insights-from-the-gas-study
#18
Laszlo Vutskits, Justin Skowno
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September 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770972/prophylactic-levosimendan-for-the-prevention-of-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-and-mortality-in-paediatric-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Johanna Hummel, Gerta Rücker, Brigitte Stiller
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome remains a serious complication, and accounts for substantial morbidity and mortality in the postoperative course of paediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Standard prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for low cardiac output syndrome are based mainly on catecholamines, which are effective drugs, but have considerable side effects. Levosimendan, a calcium sensitiser, enhances the myocardial function by generating more energy-efficient myocardial contractility than achieved via adrenergic stimulation with catecholamines...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750269/a-comparative-analysis-of-ante-and-postnatal-clinical-characteristics-of-extremely-premature-neonates-suffering-from-refractory-and-non-refractory-hypotension-is-early-clinical-differentiation-possible
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Rita P Verma, Shaeequa Dasnadi, Yuan Zhao, Hegang H Chen
BACKGROUND: About 25% of hypotensive ELBW infants are refractory to intravascular volume expansion and inotropic drugs (VI) and require hydrocortisone (HC). Such neonates suffer from complications of prolonged hypotension and extended therapy with VI. ELBW infants with refractory hypotension (RH) are clinically and biochemically indistinguishable from those who respond to VI. OBJECTIVE: Early identification and differentiation of ELBW infants susceptible to steroid dependent hypotension from those who respond to inotropic medications...
October 2017: Early Human Development
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