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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324899/infant-guided-co-regulated-feeding-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-part-i-theoretical-underpinnings-for-neuroprotection-and-safety
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Catherine S Shaker
The rapid progress in medical and technical innovations in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has been accompanied by concern for outcomes of NICU graduates. Although advances in neonatal care have led to significant changes in survival rates of very small and extremely preterm neonates, early feeding difficulties with the transition from tube feeding to oral feeding are prominent and often persist beyond discharge to home. Progress in learning to feed in the NICU and continued growth in feeding skills after the NICU may be closely tied to fostering neuroprotection and safety...
April 2017: Seminars in Speech and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324848/is-level-of-prematurity-a-risk-plasticity-factor-at-three-years-of-age
#2
Kristin Hadfield, Fearghal O'Brien, Aaron Gerow
Children born preterm have poorer outcomes than children born full-term, but the caregiving environment can ameliorate some of these differences. Recent research has proposed that preterm birth may be a plasticity factor, leading to better outcomes for preterm than full-term infants in higher quality environments. This analysis uses data from two waves of an Irish study of children (at 9 months and 3 years of age, n=11,134 children) and their caregivers (n=11,132 mothers, n=9998 fathers) to investigate differences in how caregiving affects social, cognitive, and motor skills between full-term, late preterm, and very preterm children...
March 18, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323976/protective-effects-of-fetal-zone-steroids-are-comparable-to-estradiol-in-hyperoxia-induced-cell-death-of-immature-glia
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Stephanie Hübner, Donna E Sunny, Christine Pöhlke, Johanna Ruhnau, Antje Vogelgesang, Bettina Reich, Matthias Heckmann
Impaired neurodevelopment in preterm infants is caused by prematurity itself; however, hypoxia/ischemia, inflammation, and hyperoxia contribute to the extent of impairment. Because preterm birth is accompanied by a dramatic decrease in 17β-estradiol (E2) and progesterone, preliminary clinical studies have been carried out to substitute these steroids in preterm infants; however, they failed to confirm significantly improved neurological outcomes. We therefore hypothesized that the persistently high postnatal production of fetal zone steroids (mainly dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)) until term could interfere with E2-mediated protection...
March 3, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319175/preeclampsia-in-kidney-transplanted-women-outcomes-and-a-simple-prognostic-risk-score-system
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Guri Baardstu Majak, Anna Varberg Reisæter, Manuela Zucknick, Bjørg Lorentzen, Siri Vangen, Tore Henriksen, Trond Melbye Michelsen
Women pregnant following kidney transplantation are at high risk of preeclampsia. Identifying the effects of preeclampsia on pregnancy outcome and allograft function in kidney transplanted women, and predicting which women will require more targeted follow-up and possible therapeutic intervention, could improve both maternal and neonatal outcome. In this retrospective cohort study of all pregnancies following kidney transplantation in Norway between 1969 and 2013, we used medical records to identify clinical characteristics predictive of preeclampsia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319128/serious-adverse-neonatal-outcomes-such-as-5-minute-apgar-score-of-zero-and-seizures-or-severe-neurologic-dysfunction-are-increased-in-planned-home-births-after-cesarean-delivery
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Amos Grünebaum, Laurence B McCullough, Birgit Arabin, Frank A Chervenak
The United States is with 37,451 home births in 2014 the country with the largest absolute number of home births among all developed countries. The purpose of this study was to examine the occurrence and risks of a 5-minute Apgar score of zero and neonatal seizures or serious neurologic dysfunction in women with a history of prior cesarean delivery for planned home vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), compared to hospital VBAC and hospital birth cesarean deliveries for term normal weight infants in the United States from 2007-2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318973/the-dual-nature-of-early-life-experience-on-somatosensory-processing-in-the-human-infant-brain
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Nathalie L Maitre, Alexandra P Key, Olena D Chorna, James C Slaughter, Pawel J Matusz, Mark T Wallace, Micah M Murray
Every year, 15 million preterm infants are born, and most spend their first weeks in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) [1]. Although essential for the support and survival of these infants, NICU sensory environments are dramatically different from those in which full-term infants mature and thus likely impact the development of functional brain organization [2]. Yet the integrity of sensory systems determines effective perception and behavior [3, 4]. In neonates, touch is a cornerstone of interpersonal interactions and sensory-cognitive development [5-7]...
March 15, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318214/preterm-labor-prevention-and-management
#7
Kristen Rundell, Bethany Panchal
In the United States, preterm delivery is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and is the most common reason for hospitalization during pregnancy. The rate of preterm delivery (before 37 weeks' gestation) has been declining since 2007. Clinical diagnosis of preterm labor is made if there are regular contractions and concomitant cervical change. Less than 10% of women with a clinical diagnosis of preterm labor will deliver within seven days of initial presentation. Women with a history of spontaneous preterm delivery are 1...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304325/early-feeding-tolerance-in-small-for-gestational-age-infants-with-normal-versus-abnormal-antenatal-doppler-characteristics
#8
M F Ahamed, Pe'er Dar, M Vega, Mimi Kim, Q Gao, T Havranek
OBJECTIVES: To determine differences in feeding tolerance amongst preterm small for gestational age (SGA) infants with normal versus abnormal umbilical artery Doppler flow defined as absent or reversed end diastolic flow (AREDF). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of infants <35 weeks gestational age (GA) and birth weight (BW) <10th percentile. Day of initiation of feeds, days to full feeds and CRIB II scores were the primary outcomes. Clinical characteristics were compared between the groups of SGA infants with normal and AREDF...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302697/abstention-or-intervention-for-isolated-hypotension-in-the-first-3%C3%A2-days-of-life-in-extremely-preterm-infants-association-with-short-term-outcomes-in-the-epipage-2-cohort-study
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Xavier Durrmeyer, Laetitia Marchand-Martin, Raphaël Porcher, Geraldine Gascoin, Jean-Christophe Roze, Laurent Storme, Geraldine Favrais, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Gilles Cambonie
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes at hospital discharge for preterm infants born before 29 weeks of gestation who had at least one episode of isolated hypotension during their first 72 hours of life for which they did or did not receive antihypotensive treatment. DESIGN: Etude Epidémiologique sur les Petits Ages Gestationnels 2 (EPIPAGE 2) French national prospective population-based cohort study in 2011. SETTING: 60 neonatal intensive care units...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301849/long-term-adverse-effects-of-early-growth-acceleration-or-catch-up-growth
#10
Atul Singhal
BACKGROUND: Whilst prevention of growth faltering has both short- and long-term health benefits, whether too fast or accelerated infant growth adversely affects later health outcomes is controversial and a major focus of research. SUMMARY: Many observational studies suggest that rapid weight gain in infancy (upward centile crossing) increases the long-term risk of obesity and non-communicable disease. This association has been seen in infants from low- and high-income countries, in infants born preterm or at term, and those born with normal or low birth weight for gestation...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301833/persistent-environmental-toxicants-in-breast-milk-and-rapid-infant-growth
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Rachel Criswell, Virissa Lenters, Siddhartha Mandal, Hein Stigum, Nina Iszatt, Merete Eggesbø
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Many environmental toxicants are passed to infants in utero and through breast milk. Exposure to toxicants during the perinatal period can alter growth patterns, impairing growth or increasing obesity risk. Previous studies have focused on only a few toxicants at a time, which may confound results. We investigated levels of 26 toxicants in breast milk and their associations with rapid infant growth, a risk factor for later obesity. METHODS: We used data from the Norwegian HUMIS study, a multi-center cohort of 2,606 mothers and newborns enrolled between 2002 and 2008...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299299/effect-of-early-physical-activity-programs-on-motor-performance-and-neuromuscular-development-in-infants-born-preterm-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Leila Valizadeh, Mahnaz Sanaeefar, Mohammad Bager Hosseini, Mohammad Asgari Jafarabadi, Aryan Shamili
Introduction: Although the survival rate of infants born preterm has increased, the prevalence of developmental problems and motor disorders among this population of infants remains the same. This study investigated the effect of physical activity programs in and out of water on motor performance and neuromuscular development of infants born preterm and had induced immobility by mechanical ventilation. Methods: This study was carried out in Al-Zahra hospital, Tabriz. 76 premature infants were randomly assigned into four groups...
March 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298858/mobile-unit-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-screening-and-management-at-urban-neonatal-intensive-care-units-outcomes-and-impact-assessment
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Jai Kelkar, Supriya Agashe, Aditya Kelkar, Rajiv Khandekar
PURPOSE: To study the outcomes and impact of a mobile unit for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening and management at urban Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). STUDY DESIGN: Public health intervention study. METHODS: This study was conducted in 2012. Staff of a mobile unit assessed all infants aged 32 weeks or less and/or weight 1250 g or less admitted in five NICUs between 2009 and 2011. An ophthalmologist performed bedside ROP screening through dilated pupils using indirect ophthalmoscopy...
January 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295991/antenatal-corticosteroids-it-s-all-about-timing
#14
Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman
Antenatal corticosteroids have been shown consistently to improve respiratory and other outcomes for infants born preterm (Roberts D et al. Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2006(3):CD004454). Since Liggins and Howie we know that timing of corticosteroid administration influences the likelihood of benefit (Liggins GC et al. Pediatrics. 1972;50(4):515-525; Ring AM et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;196(5):457 e451-456). In fact, the lack of benefit after seven days in their trial led to numerous studies evaluating serial administration of steroids...
March 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295577/higher-growth-fat-and-fat-free-masses-correlate-with-larger-cerebellar-volumes-in-preterm-infants-at-term
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Giulia Paviotti, Angela De Cunto, Floriana Zennaro, Giulia Boz, Laura Travan, Gabriele Cont, Jenny Bua, Sergio Demarini
AIM: Smaller cerebellar volumes in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants at term have been related to adverse cognitive outcomes and this study evaluated whether these volumes were associated with a growth in body composition during hospital stays. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 42 VLBW infants from an Italian neonatal unit between January 2013 and August 2015. Cerebellar volumes and body composition were measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and air-displacement plethysmography, respectively, at 40 weeks of gestational age and anthropometric and nutritional data were collected...
March 12, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295470/preconception-tsh-levels-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-184-611-women
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Shi Chen, Xiang Zhou, Huijuan Zhu, Hongbo Yang, Fengying Gong, Linjie Wang, Man Zhang, Yu Jiang, Chengsheng Yan, Jianqiang Li, Qing Wang, Shikun Zhang, Hui Pan
BACKGROUND: Whether subclinical hypothyroidism adversely impacts pregnancy outcomes is inconclusive, and limited data are available on the optimal TSH range in women planning pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between maternal preconception TSH levels and pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. METHODS: From 2010 to 2012, the free National Pre-pregnancy Checkups Project recruited 248,501 pairs of volunteer couples across China, of which 184,611women, who subsequently became pregnant, were studied...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294506/changes-in-management-policies-for-extremely-preterm-births-and-neonatal-outcomes-from-2003-to-2012-two-population-based-studies-in-10-european-regions
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M Bonet, M Cuttini, A Piedvache, E M Boyle, P H Jarreau, L Kollée, R F Maier, D W A Milligan, P Van Reempts, T Weber, H Barros, J Gadzinowki, E S Draper, J Zeitlin
OBJECTIVE: to investigate changes in maternity and neonatal unit policies towards extremely preterm infants (EPTI) between 2003 and 2012 and concurrent trends in their mortality and morbidity in ten European regions. DESIGN: population-based cohort studies in 2003 (MOSAIC study) and 2011/12 (EPICE study) and questionnaires from hospitals. SETTING: 70 hospitals in ten European regions. POPULATION: infants born at <27 weeks of gestational age (GA) in hospitals participating in both the MOSAIC and EPICE studies (1240 in 2003, 1293 in 2011/2012)...
March 14, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294401/endothelial-progenitor-cell-mobilization-in-preterm-infants-with-sepsis-is-associated-with-improved-survival
#18
Vahid Siavashi, Simin Asadian, Masoud Taheri-Asl, Samaneh Keshavarz, Mohamad Zamani-Ahmadmahmudi, Seyed Mahdi Nassiri
Microvascular dysfunction plays a key role in the pathology of sepsis, leading to multi-organ failure and death. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (cEPCs) are critically involved in the maintenance of the vascular homeostasis in both physiological and pathological contexts. In this study, concentration of cEPCs in preterm infants with sepsis was determined to recognize whether the EPC mobilization would affect the clinical outcome of infantile sepsis. 133 preterm infants (81 with sepsis and 52 without sepsis) were enrolled in this study...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292615/perinatal-outcomes-among-singletons-after-assisted-reproductive-technology-with-single-embryo-or-double-embryo-transfer-versus-no-assisted-reproductive-technology
#19
Angela S Martin, Jeani Chang, Yujia Zhang, Jennifer F Kawwass, Sheree L Boulet, Patricia McKane, Dana Bernson, Dmitry M Kissin, Denise J Jamieson
OBJECTIVE: To examine outcomes of singleton pregnancies conceived without assisted reproductive technology (non-ART) compared with singletons conceived with ART by elective single-embryo transfer (eSET), nonelective single-embryo transfer (non-eSET), and double-embryo transfer with the establishment of 1 (DET -1) or ≥2 (DET ≥2) early fetal heartbeats. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort using linked ART surveillance data and vital records from Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Connecticut...
March 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291893/predictive-accuracy-of-serial-transvaginal-cervical-lengths-and-quantitative-vaginal-fetal-fibronectin-levels-for-spontaneous-preterm-birth-among-nulliparous-women
#20
M Sean Esplin, Michal A Elovitz, Jay D Iams, Corette B Parker, Ronald J Wapner, William A Grobman, Hyagriv N Simhan, Deborah A Wing, David M Haas, Robert M Silver, Matthew K Hoffman, Alan M Peaceman, Steve N Caritis, Samuel Parry, Pathik Wadhwa, Tatiana Foroud, Brian M Mercer, Shannon M Hunter, George R Saade, Uma M Reddy
Importance: Spontaneous preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality. Prediction, largely based on prior pregnancy outcomes, is not possible in women pregnant for the first time. Objective: To assess the accuracy of universal screening to predict spontaneous preterm birth in nulliparous women using serial measurements of vaginal fetal fibronectin levels and cervical length. Design, Settings, and Participants: A prospective observational cohort study of nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies, from 8 clinical sites across the United States between October 2010 and May 2014...
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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