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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102508/simvastatin-promotes-hematoma-absorption-and-reduces-hydrocephalus-following-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-part-by-upregulating-cd36
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Qianwei Chen, Xia Shi, Qiang Tan, Zhou Feng, Yuelong Wang, Qiaoying Yuan, Yihao Tao, Jianbo Zhang, Liang Tan, Gang Zhu, Hua Feng, Zhi Chen
We previously found that hematoma worsens hydrocephalus after intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) via increasing iron deposition and aggravating ependymal cilia injury; therefore, promoting hematoma absorption may be a promising strategy for IVH. Recently, some investigations imply that simvastatin has the ability of accelerating hematoma absorption. Thus, this study was designed to examine the efficacy of simvastatin for IVH in rats. Intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular extension was induced in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats after autologous blood injection...
January 19, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075691/complexity-of-brain-signals-is-associated-with-outcome-in-preterm-infants
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Cristine Sortica da Costa, Michal M Placek, Marek Czosnyka, Brenno Cabella, Magdalena Kasprowicz, Topun Austin, Peter Smielewski
A characteristic feature of complex healthy biological systems is the ability to react and adapt to minute changes in the environment. This 'complexity' manifests itself in highly irregular patterns of various physiological measurements. Here, we apply Multiscale Entropy (MSE) analysis to assess the complexity of systemic and cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) signals in a cohort of 61 critically ill preterm infants born at median (range) gestational age of 26 (23-31) weeks, before 24 h of life. We further correlate the complexity of these parameters with brain injury and mortality...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057383/reference-values-for-nucleated-red-blood-cells-and-serum-lactate-in-very-and-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-in-the-first-week-of-life
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Martin Poryo, Antonia Wissing, Aylin Aygün, Jürgen Geisel, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Michael Zemlin, Sascha Meyer
STUDY PURPOSE: To provide reference values for nucleated red blood cells and serum lactate concentrations in very and extremely low birth weight (VLBW/ELBW) infants in the first week of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective data analysis of serial, daily measurements of NRBC counts and serum lactate during the first 6days of life in VLBW and ELBW infants. RESULTS: In total, 250 infants<1500g were included in this study. Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) was seen in 87 (34...
January 2, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046071/routine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-at-term-equivalent-age-detects-brain-injury-in-25-of-a-contemporary-cohort-of-very-preterm-infants
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Vera Neubauer, Tanja Djurdjevic, Elke Griesmaier, Marlene Biermayr, Elke Ruth Gizewski, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, significant investigation has been undertaken by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in an attempt to identify preterm infants at risk for adverse outcome. The primary objective is to provide a comprehensive characterization of cerebral injury detected by conventional MRI at term-equivalent age in an unselected, consecutive, contemporary cohort of preterm infants born <32 gestational weeks. Secondly, this study aims to identify risk factors for the different injury types in this population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045772/nutritional-practices-and-growth-in-premature-infants-after-surgical-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Grace C Lin, Daniel T Robinson, Steven Olsen, Kristina M Reber, Mohannad Moallem, Robert DiGeronimo, Cecilia Mulroy, Ankur Datta, Karna Murthy
OBJECTIVE: To describe the nutritional provisions received by infants with surgical NEC and the associated effects on short-term growth. STUDY DESIGN: Through the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database we identified infants born ≤32 weeks' gestation with surgical NEC from 5 regional neonatal intensive care units over 4 years. Excluded infants had isolated intestinal perforation and died <14 days post-operatively. Infants were stratified by their median parenteral protein dose (low (LP) or high (HP) protein) over the first post-operative week...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045472/inhaled-nitric-oxide-for-respiratory-failure-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Keith J Barrington, Neil Finer, Thomas Pennaforte
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is effective in term infants with hypoxic respiratory failure. The pathophysiology of respiratory failure and the potential risks of iNO differ substantially in preterm infants, necessitating specific study in this population. OBJECTIVES: To determine effects of treatment with inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) on death, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) or other serious brain injury and on adverse long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm newborn infants with hypoxic respiratory failure...
January 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042016/spontaneous-intraventricular-hemorrhage-a-rare-presentation-of-a-skull-base-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma
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Altaf Ali Laghari, Gohar Javed, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Riyasat Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: Chondrosarcomas (CSA) are very rare malignant slow growing tumors which develop in or near the petroclival region of the brain. We report our experience of a very rare case in which the tumor originated from left petrous bone and induced intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) leading to an acute comatose presentation. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 28 year old male initially presented in outpatient department (OPD) with a 1 month history of headache, vomiting, vertigo and left facial numbness...
December 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041901/prognostic-significance-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-vascular-structural-abnormality-related-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Ruozhen Yuan, Chunyan Lei, Simiao Wu, Chenchen Wei, Yao Xiong, Mangmang Xu, Junfeng Liu, Deren Wang, Sen Lin, Chao You, Ming Liu
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in patients with vascular structural abnormality-related intracerebral hemorrhage (VSARICH) is poorly understood. METHOD: We prospectively included consecutive patients diagnosed with VSARICH. Imaging of initial brain computed tomography (CT) scans within 48 hours of symptom onset was analyzed. The presence and severity of IVH were recorded. Severity of IVH was measured using the modified Graeb (mGraeb) score...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028788/factors-associated-with-the-need-for-intensive-care-unit-admission-following-supratentorial-intracerebral-hemorrhage-the-triage-ich-model
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James P Klaas, Sherri Braksick, Jay Mandrekar, Petra Sedova, M Fernanda Bellolio, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Robert D Brown
BACKGROUND: Providing the correct level of care for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is crucial, but the level of care needed at initial presentation may not be clear. This study evaluated factors associated with admission to intensive care unit (ICU) level of care. METHODS: This is an observational study of all adult patients admitted to our institution with non-traumatic supratentorial ICH presenting within 72 h of symptom onset between 2009-2012 (derivation cohort) and 2005-2008 (validation cohort)...
December 27, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026756/longitudinal-analysis-of-pre-term-neonatal-cerebral-ventricles-from-3d-ultrasound-images-using-spatial-temporal-deformable-registration
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Wu Qiu, Yimin Chen, Jessica Kishimoto, Sandrine Ribaupierre, Bernard Chiu, Aaron Fenster, Bijoy Menon, Jing Yuan
Preterm neonates with a very low birth weight of less than 1,500 grams are at increased risk for developing intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), which is a major cause of brain injury in preterm neonates. Quantitative measurements of ventricular dilatation or shrinkage play an important role in monitoring patients and evaluating treatment options. 3D ultrasound (US) has been developed to monitor ventricle volume as a biomarker for ventricular changes. However, ventricle volume as a global indicator does not allow for precise analysis of local ventricular changes, which could be linked to specific neurological problems often seen in the patient population later in life...
December 22, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005062/effects-of-delivery-room-quality-improvement-on-premature-infant-outcomes
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W Lapcharoensap, M V Bennett, R J Powers, N N Finer, L P Halamek, J B Gould, P J Sharek, H C Lee
OBJECTIVE: Delivery room management interventions have been successfully implemented via collaborative quality improvement (QI) projects. However, it is unknown whether these successes translate to reductions in neonatal morbidity and mortality. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective pre-post intervention study of three nonrandomized hospital groups within the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative. A collaborative QI model (Collaborative QI) was compared with a single-site QI model (NICU QI) and a non-participant population when implementing evidence-based delivery room practices...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004493/economic-evaluation-of-nasogastric-versus-intravenous-hydration-in-infants-with-bronchiolitis
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Ed Oakley, Rob Carter, Bridie Murphy, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Jason Acworth, David Krieser, Stuart Dalziel, Andrew Davidson, Susan Donath, Kim Jachno, Mike South, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVE: Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in infants and the leading cause of hospitalisation. We aimed to assess whether intravenous hydration (IVH) was more cost-effective than nasogastric hydration (NGH) as a planned secondary economic analysis of a randomised trial involving 759 infants (aged 2-12 months) admitted to hospital with a clinical diagnosis of bronchiolitis and requiring non-oral hydration. No Australian cost data exist to aid clinicians in decision-making around interventions in bronchiolitis...
December 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000127/intensive-care-unit-admission-for-patients-in-the-interact2-ich-blood-pressure-treatment-trial-characteristics-predictors-and-outcomes
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Katja E Wartenberg, Xia Wang, Paula Muñoz-Venturelli, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Pablo M Lavados, Craig S Anderson, Thompson Robinson
BACKGROUND: Wide variation exists in criteria for accessing intensive care unit (ICU) facilities for managing patients with critical illnesses such as acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We aimed to determine the predictors of admission, length of stay, and outcome for ICU among participants of the main Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage Trial (INTERACT2). METHODS: INTERACT2 was an international, open, blinded endpoint, randomized controlled trial of 2839 ICH patients (<6 h) and elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) allocated to receive intensive (target SBP <140 mmHg within 1 h) or guideline-recommended (target SBP <180 mmHg) BP-lowering treatment...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992937/parenteral-fish-oil-lipid-emulsions-in-the-prevention-of-severe-retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sakeer Vayalthrikkovil, Rani A Bashir, Yacov Rabi, Harish Amin, Jill-Marie Spence, Helen Lee Robertson, Abhay Lodha
Objective Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for brain and retinal maturation. It is not clear if early use of ω-3 fatty acids in the form of fish-oil lipid emulsions (FLEs) prevents retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in preterm infants. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate whether early administration of parenteral FLEs reduces ROP requiring laser therapy or severe ROP ≥stage 3 in preterm infants. Methods A literature search was performed to identify studies comparing parenteral FLEs with soybean-based lipid emulsions (SLEs) in preventing ROP...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977011/severe-intraventricular-hemorrhage-and-withdrawal-of-support-in-preterm-infants
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J W Sheehan, M Pritchard, R J Heyne, L S Brown, M A Jaleel, W D Engle, P J Burchfield, L P Brion
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine whether withdrawal of support in severe 'intraventricular hemorrhage' (IVH), that is, IVH grade 3 and periventricular hemorrhagic infarction (PVHI), has decreased after publication of studies that show improved prognosis and to examine cranial ultrasonograms, including PVHI territories defined by Bassan. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of preterm infants from 23 0/7 to 28 6/7 weeks' gestation in 1993 to 2013...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976377/association-between-corpus-callosum-development-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-neonates-born-very-preterm
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Anna M Malavolti, Vann Chau, Meisan Brown-Lum, Kenneth J Poskitt, Rollin Brant, Anne Synnes, Ruth E Grunau, Steven P Miller
AIM: To characterize corpus callosum development in neonates born very preterm from early in life to term-equivalent age and its relationship with neurodevelopmental outcome at 18 months corrected age. METHOD: In a prospective cohort of 193 neonates born preterm, 24 to 32 weeks' gestation, we used magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging acquired early in life (n=193) and at term-equivalent age (n=159) to measure corpus callosum development: mid-sagittal area (including corpus callosum subdivisions) and length, and fractional anisotropy from the genu and splenium...
December 14, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960245/bronchodilators-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-chronic-lung-disease-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Geraldine Ng, Orlando da Silva, Arne Ohlsson
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease (CLD) occurs frequently in preterm infants. Bronchodilators have the potential effect of dilating small airways with muscle hypertrophy. Increased compliance and tidal volume and decreased pulmonary resistance have been documented with the use of bronchodilators in infants with CLD. Therefore, bronchodilators might have a role in the prevention and treatment of CLD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of bronchodilators given as prophylaxis or as treatment for CLD on mortality and other complications of preterm birth in infants at risk for or identified as having CLD...
14, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942469/intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-term-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-comparison-study-between-neonates-treated-with-and-without-hypothermia
#18
Natalia Gorelik, Ricardo Faingold, Alan Daneman, Monica Epelman
BACKGROUND: To retrospectively determine the prevalence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in term neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) using head ultrasound (HUS) and MRI, and to compare the incidence of IVH in term babies with HIE treated by therapeutic hypothermia versus those managed conventionally. METHODS: A total of 61 term neonates from two institutions were diagnosed with HIE shortly after birth. Thirty infants from one institution were treated with whole body hypothermia...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938484/mesenchymal-stem-cells-the-magic-cure-for-intraventricular-hemorrhage
#19
Won Park, So Ahn, Se Sung, Jee-Yin Ahn, Yun Chang
Severe intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) remains a major cause of mortality and longterm neurologic morbidities in premature infants, despite recent advances in neonatal intensive care medicine. Several preclinical studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation in attenuating brain injuries resulting from severe IVH. Because there currently exists no effective intervention for severe IVH, the therapeutic potential of MSC transplantation in this intractable and devastating disease are creating excitement in this field...
30, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923236/the-effect-of-head-positioning-and-head-tilting-on-the-incidence-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-very-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review
#20
Karen A de Bijl-Marcus, Annemieke J Brouwer, Linda S de Vries, Gerda van Wezel-Meijler
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in neonatal intensive care, germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage (GMH-IVH) remains a frequent, serious complication of premature birth. Neutral head position and head tilting have been suggested to reduce the risk of GMH-IVH in preterm infants during the first 72 h of life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide a systematic review of the effect of neutral head positioning and head tilting on the incidence of GMH-IVH in very preterm infants (gestational age ≤30 weeks)...
December 7, 2016: Neonatology
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