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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415984/comparison-of-three-different-methods-for-risk-adjustment-in-neonatal-medicine
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Mark Adams, Julia Braun, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Milo Alan Puhan, Dirk Bassler, Viktor Von Wyl
BACKGROUND: Quality improvement in health care requires identification of areas in need of improvement by comparing processes and patient outcomes within and between health care providers. It is critical to adjust for different case-mix and outcome risks of patient populations but it is currently unclear which approach has higher validity and how limitations need to be dealt with. Our aim was to compare 3 approaches towards risk adjustment for 7 different major quality indicators in neonatal intensive care (21 models)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409758/improving-neonatal-intubation-safety-a-journey-of-a-thousand-miles
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T Sawyer, E E Foglia, L Dupree Hatch, A Moussa, A Ades, L Johnston, A Nishisaki
Neonatal intubation is one of the most common procedures performed by neonatologists, however, the procedure is extremely difficult, and high risk. Neonates who endure the procedure often experience adverse events, including bradycardia and severe oxygen desaturations. Because of low first attempt success rates, neonates are often subjected to multiple intubation attempts before the endotracheal tube is successfully placed. These factors conspire to make intubation one of the most dangerous procedures in neonatal medicine...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407851/time-dependent-changes-and-prognostic-value-of-lactatemia-during-the-first-24%C3%A2-h-of-life-in-brachycephalic-newborn-dogs
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C Castagnetti, M Cunto, C Bini, J Mariella, S Capolongo, D Zambelli
Blood lactate concentration is known to be a good prognostic indicator associated with the severity of illness and the patient's outcome both in human and veterinary medicine. It also plays a significant role in the assessment of the newborn, being a good indicator of fetal hypoxia and the ideal predictor of morbidity at term in babies. In veterinary neonatal medicine, hyperlactatemia is considered a valid prognostic marker in critically ill foals; moreover, blood lactate measurement has been proposed for the evaluation of newborn viability and the assessment of fetal distress during delivery in dogs...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385167/hearing-screening-in-newborns-in-the-central-denmark-region
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Linda Busk Linnebjerg, Anita Ekman Hansen, Troels Reinholdt Møller
INTRODUCTION: In 2005, a nationwide programme on hearing screening in newborns was launched in Denmark. The purpose of the programme was to ensure early detection of hearing loss in newborns and to institute subsequent treatment. The aim of this study was to assess whether the Central Denmark Region observes the guidelines of the Danish Health and Medicines Authority (DHMA) for neonatal hearing. In addition, we wanted to identify factors that may influence screening density positively or negatively...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383546/mosaic-trisomy-16-what-are-the-obstetric-and-long-term-childhood-outcomes
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Teresa N Sparks, Kao Thao, Mary E Norton
PURPOSE: To evaluate obstetric and neonatal outcomes as well as long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes and quality of life among prenatally detected cases of mosaic trisomy (MT16) and confined placental mosaicism (CPM) for trisomy 16. METHODS: We recruited participants for this cross-sectional study through an international registry of families with children diagnosed with MT16 or CPM. Parents were interviewed about expectations based on prenatal counseling as well as about actual perinatal outcomes, congenital anomalies, medical conditions, and school progress...
April 6, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381316/effects-of-racecadotril-on-weight-loss-and-diarrhea-due-to-human-rotavirus-in-neonatal-gnotobiotic-pigs-sus-scrofa-domesticus
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Tammy Bui, Guohua Li, Inyoung Kim, Ke Wen, Erica L Twitchell, Shaoh Hualei, Ashwin K Ramesh, Mariah D Weiss, Xingdong Yang, Sherrie G Glark-Deener, Robert Km Choy, Lijuan Yuan
Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in children younger than 5 y, and the most common cause of acute watery diarrhea in young children worldwide is rotaviral infection. Medicines to specifically reduce diarrhea would be a desirable adjunctive treatment to supportive fluid therapy to decrease the mortality rate of diarrheal diseases. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of an antisecretory drug, racecadotril, in treating human rotavirus (HRV)-induced diarrhea in a neonatal gnotobiotic pig model...
March 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376548/effect-of-an-educational-presentation-about-extremely-preterm-infants-on-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-health-care-providers
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Stefani Doucette, Brigitte Lemyre, Thierry Daboval, Sandra Dunn, Salwa Akiki, Nick Barrowman, Gregory P Moore
Objective To determine healthcare providers' knowledge (HCP) about survival rates of extremely preterm infants (EPI) and attitudes toward resuscitation before and after an educational presentation and, to examine the relationship between knowledge and attitudes toward resuscitation. Study Design Participants completed a survey before and after attending a presentation detailing evidence-based estimates of survival rates and surrounding ethical issues. Respondents included neonatologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, trainees in pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine and neonatal and obstetrical nurses...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370410/echocardiographic-assessment-of-pediatric-semilunar-valve-disease
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Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Michele Emdin, Nadia Assanta, Maura Crocetti, Marco Marotta, Giorgio Iervasi, Leo Lopez, Shelby Kutty
We reviewed echocardiography literature for the assessment and management of semilunar valve disease in children. A search was performed within the National Library of Medicine using the keywords aortic stenosis (AS), aortic regurgitation, pulmonary stenosis (PS), and pulmonary regurgitation in children. The search was further refined adding the keywords-pediatric, neonates, echocardiographic definition, classification, evaluation. Thirty-eight studies were included. For stenotic lesions, there were sufficient consistencies between Doppler and invasive gradients (especially for PS), while other quantitative parameters used in adults showed significant limitations when applied to children...
March 31, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369652/early-versus-late-enteral-feeding-in-preterm-intrauterine-growth-restricted-neonates-with-antenatal-doppler-abnormalities-an-open-label-randomized-trial
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Vishal Vishnu Tewari, Sachin Kumar Dubey, Reema Kumar, Shakti Vardhan, C M Sreedhar, Girish Gupta
Background of the study: Enteral feeding in preterm neonates with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and absent or reversed end diastolic flow (AREDF) on umbilical artery (UA) Doppler is delayed owing to an increased risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Delaying enteral feeding with longer duration of parenteral nutrition (PN) carries an increased risk of sepsis. Objectives: To study early versus late feeding in preterm IUGR neonates for time required to attain sufficient feed volume to discontinue PN and increased risk of NEC or feed intolerance (FI)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367192/correlation-between-maternal-and-childhood-vitb12-folic-acid-and-ferritin-levels
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Fatima Zeeshan, Attia Bari, Saima Farhan, Uzma Jabeen, Ahsan Waheed Rathore
OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between serum folic acid, vitamin B12 and ferritin of mother and child and to study various neonatal risk factors as a cause of anemia in children. METHODS: One hundred eighty children two months to two years of age admitted in the department of Pediatric Medicine of The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health Lahore from January 2013 to January 2015 with common medical conditions having anemia were included...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366706/-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-according-to-gestational-weight-gain-in-twin-pregnancies-are-the-iom-guidelines-associated-with-better-issues
#11
O Pécheux, C Garabedian, S Mizrahi, S Cordiez, S Deltombe, P Deruelle
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the relevance of the Institute of medicine (IOM) guidelines of weight gain during twin pregnancies, published in 2009. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the data from Medline and the Cochrane Library databases. We only selected the articles which studied the neonatal and maternal outcomes according to maternal gestational weight gain (GWG), depending on the prepregnancy BMI (body mass index). Five clinical parameters had been mainly studied: gestational hypertensive disorders (gestational hypertension and preeclampsia), gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preterm births, and birth weights...
March 30, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362667/implementation-strategies-in-pediatric-neurocritical-care
#12
Christopher Markham, Enola K Proctor, Jose A Pineda
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Brain-directed critical care for children is a relatively new area of subspecialization in pediatric critical care. Pediatric neurocritical care teams combine the expertise of neurology, neurosurgery, and critical care medicine. The positive impact of delivering specialized care to pediatric patients with acute neurological illness is becoming more apparent, but the optimum way to implement and sustain the delivery of this is complicated and poorly understood. We aim to provide emerging evidence supporting that effective implementation of pediatric neurocritical care pathways can improve patient survival and outcomes...
March 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362634/site-selective-conjugation-of-an-anticoagulant-aptamer-to-recombinant-albumins-and-maintenance-of-neonatal-fc-receptor-binding
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Julie Schmøkel, Anders Voldum, Georgia Tsakiridou, Matthias Kuhlmann, Jason Cameron, Esben Sørensen, Jesper Wengel, Kenneth A Howard
Aptamers are an attractive molecular medicine that offers high target specificity. Nucleic acid-based aptamers however, are prone to nuclease degradation and rapid renal excretion that require blood circulatory half-life extension enabling technologies. The long circulatory half-life, predominately facilitated by engagement with the cellular recycling neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn), and ligand transport properties of albumin promote it as an attractive candidate to improve the pharmacokinetic profile of aptamers...
March 31, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357148/anti-k1-kell-antibody-expressed-in-maternal-breastmilk-a-case-report-of-a-neonate-with-multiple-intrauterine-transfusions-and-postnatal-exposure-to-kell-antibody-in-maternal-breastmilk
#14
Patrick DeMoss, Mohamed Asfour, Kelly Hersey
Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn is a common consideration in newborn medicine, especially among the jaundiced. Maternal breastmilk provides numerous benefits to the infant, including nutrition and immunologic factors. Here, we present an infant who received three intrauterine transfusions for anemia secondary to anti-K1 (Kell), anti-C, and anti-e antibodies and whose maternal breastmilk tested positive for anti-Kell antibodies. The infant required another transfusion at 4 weeks of life for anemia...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355995/new-advances-in-infant-feeding-new-products-and-novel-technologies
#15
M C Pina-Pérez, A Martínez, D Rodrigo
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is the best way to provide ideal food for infants. However, there are many situations in which breastfeeding is unviable (maternal illness, hygiene problems, intravenous feeding requirement, storage). Safe, efficient, and nutritious products should be offered by the industry to mothers and healthcare professionals as an alternative. OBJECTIVE: The present review aims to update the state of the art regarding the most innovative developments in infant feeding formulation and, the promising novel technologies that are being investigated to achieve a balance between the microbiological stability, organoleptic and nutritional value of babyfood...
March 28, 2017: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350556/resorbable-plates-prevent-regression-in-pediatric-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis
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Brandon Kikuo Richland, Christopher Ellstrom, Asim Ahmad, Daniel Jaffurs
BACKGROUND: Mandibular distraction osteogenesis is an important technique to correct the pediatric hypoplastic mandible. Regression of the mandible after distraction continues to be a challenge, with some studies reporting up to 22% to 56% decrease toward predistraction length in the first year. We hypothesize that a resorbable plate placed after removal of the distractor will provide additional stability to newly formed bone, allowing further time for consolidation and minimizing regression...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350539/personalized-precision-medicine-in-extreme-preterm-infants-with-transient-neonatal-diabetes-mellitus
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Ranjit I Kylat, Rajan Senguttuvan, Mohammed Y Bader
Although hyperglycemia is common in neonates, especially preterm infants, a diagnosis of neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is rarely made. NDM can be permanent (45%), transient (45%) or syndromic (10%). Of the 95% of identifiable mutations for NDM, methylation defects in 6q24, KCNJ11, ABCC8, and INS account for the majority. Two cases of transient NDM in extremely preterm, 24 weeks' gestational age (GA) triplets, due to a missense mutation c.685G>A in the KCNJ11 gene are presented. Both patients were successfully transitioned from insulin to Glyburide (Glibenclamide) at 2 months of age...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346624/association-of-group-prenatal-care-in-us-family-medicine-residencies-with-maternity-care-practice-a-cera-secondary-data-analysis
#18
Wendy B Barr, Sebastian T Tong, Nicholas M LeFevre
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Group prenatal care has been shown to improve both maternal and neonatal outcomes. With increasing adaption of group prenatal care by family medicine residencies, this model may serve as a potential method to increase exposure to and interest in maternity care among trainees. This study aims to describe the penetration, regional and program variations, and potential impacts on future maternity care practice of group prenatal care in US family medicine residencies...
March 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345186/use-of-the-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-in-assessment-and-management-of-the-small-for-gestational-age-fetus-a-cohort-and-nested-case-control-study
#19
Amanda Henry, Jennifer Alphonse, Dominique Tynan, Alec W Welsh
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical utility of the fetal Myocardial Performance Index (MPI) in assessment and management of the fetus referred to Fetal Medicine services for Small for Gestational Age/Intrauterine Growth Restriction (SGA/IUGR). METHODS: Prospective cohort study in metropolitan Australia. Consenting patients referred at 24-38 weeks' gestation for suspected singleton SGA/IUGR (estimated fetal weight [EFW] <10(th) centile for gestation and/or abnormal umbilical artery [UA] Doppler) had MPI performed in addition to routine measures, and were followed through to birth...
March 27, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338485/creation-of-a-regional-human-milk-assembly-a-model-to-influence-practice-and-policy-change-in-the-nicu
#20
Diane L Spatz, Amanda Evans, Elizabeth Froh
BACKGROUND: The 2011 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding highlights a need for optimizing lactation-based education for all health professionals; however, few schools of nursing and medicine offer lactation-based curriculum. In an effort to address these gaps in education and care, the director of the lactation program at a large urban children's hospital developed and instituted the annual regional Human Milk Assembly (HMA), a half-day collaborative meeting of the hospital's regional and referral hospitals' neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nursing staff, to address lactation-based educational and training needs of all participating institutions...
March 23, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
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