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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432735/perinatal-outcomes-among-young-indigenous-australian-mothers-a-cross-sectional-study-and-comparison-with-adult-indigenous-mothers
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Malinda Steenkamp, Jacqueline Boyle, Sue Kildea, Vivienne Moore, Michael Davies, Alice Rumbold
BACKGROUND: The teenage pregnancy rate is high among Indigenous Australian women, yet little is known about their pregnancy outcomes. Moreover, against a background of extreme social disadvantage, the relative importance of age as a risk factor for adverse outcomes among Indigenous pregnancies is unclear. We compared perinatal outcomes for Indigenous teenagers (<20 years) with adult Indigenous women (20-34 years), and described outcomes in subgroups of teenagers. METHODS: Data were analyzed for 2421 singleton births to Indigenous women aged <35 years in Australia's Northern Territory from 2003 to 2005...
April 22, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419552/feasibility-and-utility-of-portable-ultrasound-during-retrieval-of-sick-preterm-infants
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Kathryn Browning Carmo, Tracey Lutz, Mark Greenhalgh, Andrew Berry, Martin Kluckow, Nick Evans
AIM: Document the incidence of haemodynamic pathology in critically ill preterm newborns requiring transport. METHOD: A transport neonatologist performed cardiac and cerebral ultrasound before and after transportation of infants born ≤ 30 weeks gestation. RESULTS: 44 newborns were studied 2008 - 2015, 21 transported by road, 19 by helicopter and 4 by fixed wing. Median birth weight 1130g (680-1960g), median gestation 27 weeks (23-30) and 30/44 were male...
April 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418622/newborn-length-of-stay-and-risk-of-readmission
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Katie Harron, Ruth Gilbert, David Cromwell, Sam Oddie, Jan van der Meulen
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the association between newborn length of hospital stay (LOS) and risk of readmission is conflicting. We compared methods for modelling this relationship, by gestational age, using population-level hospital data on births in England between 2005-14. METHODS: The association between LOS and unplanned readmission within 30 days of postnatal discharge was explored using four approaches: (i) modelling hospital-level LOS and readmission rates; (ii) comparing trends over time in LOS and readmission; (iii) modelling individual LOS and adjusted risk of readmission; and (iv) instrumental variable analyses (hospital-level mean LOS and number of births on the same day)...
April 18, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416778/steroid-pulse-therapy-for-de-novo-minimal-change-disease-during-pregnancy
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Hiroshi Sato, Yuna Asami, Reona Shiro, Masato Aoki, Miki Yasuda, Saeko Imai, Rie Sakai, Kenji Oida, Kanako Kawaharamura, Hiroko Yano, Nao Taguchi, Takako Suzuki, Masaya Hirose
BACKGROUND Nephrotic syndrome occurs very rarely, in only about 0.01%-0.02% of all pregnancies, and de novo minimal change disease during pregnancy is especially rare. Nephrotic syndrome and, especially, minimal change disease are highly responsive to steroids, and preterm labor may be avoidable if the maternal condition is improved with steroid therapy. Therefore, prompt diagnosis and proper management are critical to maternal and fetal outcome when severe proteinuria occurs during pregnancy. CASE REPORT A 30-year-old pregnant Japanese woman presented with systemic edema, oliguria, and severe proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia at 25 weeks of gestation, although she was normotensive...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407219/multiple-micronutrient-supplementation-for-women-during-pregnancy
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Batool A Haider, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Multiple-micronutrient (MMN) deficiencies often coexist among women of reproductive age in low- to middle-income countries. They are exacerbated in pregnancy due to the increased demands, leading to potentially adverse effects on the mother and developing fetus. Though supplementation with MMNs has been recommended earlier because of the evidence of impact on pregnancy outcomes, a consensus is yet to be reached regarding the replacement of iron and folic acid supplementation with MMNs...
April 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405118/estimation-of-serum-uric-acid-as-an-indicator-of-severity-of-preeclampsia-and-perinatal-outcome
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Aparna Nair, C Savitha
BACKGROUND: Uric acid is a marker of oxidative stress tissue injury and renal dysfunction, hence a correlation hypothesized. OBJECTIVES: (1) To evaluate severity of preeclampsia with raised serum uric acid. (2) To evaluate perinatal outcome in preeclampsia with raised serum uric ccid. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 50 pregnant women with severe preeclampsia and 50 normotensive women were included in the study and maternal serum uric acid was estimated in both the groups...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404669/retinopathy-of-prematurity-screening-and-treatment-in-costa-rica
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Ana Catalina Tabarez-Carvajal, Milagro Montes-Cantillo, Kelly H Unkrich, Rupal H Trivedi, Mae Millicent Winfrey Peterseim
AIM: To determine the recent demographic data, risk factors and results of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening and treatment in Costa Rica. METHODS: The medical records of all preterm infants meeting ROP screening criteria (≤34 weeks' gestational age (GA) or birth weight (BW) ≤1750g, and those determined at risk by neonatologists) in the national healthcare system, Costa Rica, January 2010-December 2014, were retrospectively reviewed. The numbers and percentages of infants with ROP, risk factors, percentage of patients treated and treatment outcomes were determined...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404321/county-level-racial-prejudice-and-the-black-white-gap-in-infant-health-outcomes
#8
Jacob Orchard, Joseph Price
OBJECTIVE: Black mothers are 60 percent more likely than white mothers to have preterm births and twice as likely to have a baby with low birth weight. We examine whether these black-white gaps in birth outcomes are larger in counties with higher levels of racial prejudice. METHOD: We use data from the restricted-use natality files in the United States, which provide information on birth weight, gestation, and maternal characteristics for over 31 million births from 2002 to 2012, combined with county-level data measures of both explicit and implicit racial prejudice from Project Implicit from over a million individuals who took the Implicit Association Test during this same period...
March 29, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400603/maternal-plasma-mirnas-as-biomarkers-during-mid-pregnancy-to-predict-later-spontaneous-preterm-birth-a-pilot-study
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Clint Gray, Lesley M McCowan, Rachna Patel, Rennae S Taylor, Mark H Vickers
More than 10% of babies are born too early resulting in over 15 million preterm births and more than one million new-born deaths globally. Although women with a previous spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) are considered at high risk for recurrence, the majority occur in women without prior history. Prediction of SPTB risk allows for improved care and potential for targeting novel and existing therapeutics to prevent SPTB, which may result in improved outcomes for infant and mother. In this pilot study, a miRNA array was used to analyse plasma from healthy women in their first pregnancy at 20 weeks of gestation who then went on to deliver either at term or experience SPTB at 28-32 weeks...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398914/does-music-positively-impact-preterm-infant-outcomes
#10
Alexa OʼToole, Kim Francis, Lori Pugsley
BACKGROUND: The hospital environment leaves preterm infants (PTIs) exposed to various stressors that can disrupt their growth and development. Developmental interventions such as music may be an important strategy to mitigate PTI's stress. This brief evaluates current evidence regarding the impact of music therapy on outcomes for PTIs. PURPOSE: The question guiding this brief is "Do various types of music therapy positively affect physiologic indicators, feeding behaviors/length of stay (LOS) and pain management outcomes for PTIs?" SEARCH STRATEGY: CINAHL/MEDLINE Complete and PubMed databases were searched using keywords preterm infants, premature infants, preterm baby, premature baby, NICU baby, music, and music therapy...
April 8, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397438/intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-neonates-born-from-23-to-26-weeks-of-gestation-retrospective-analysis-of-risk-factors
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Dawid Szpecht, Irmina Nowak, Paulina Kwiatkowska, Marta Szymankiewicz, Janusz Gadzinowski
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to determine the incidence and analyze risk factors of IVH stage 3 and 4 in infants born before 26 weeks of gestation. OBJECTIVES: A retrospective analysis of 110 preterm babies (23-26 weeks of gestation) hospitalized from 2009 to 2014 at the Department of Neonatology of Poznan University of Medical Sciences was performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the study group there were 29 (26.4%) children in the 23rd-24th weeks of pregnancy and 81 (73...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397036/risk-factors-for-low-birth-weight-and-preterm-birth-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-wuhan-china
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Jing Wang, Yun Zeng, Ze-Min Ni, Gui Wang, Shu-Yun Liu, Can Li, Chao-Li Yu, Qi Wang, Shao-Fa Nie
Low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth (PB) are associated with newborn mortality and diseases in adulthood. We explored factors related to LBW and PB by conducting a population-based case-control study from January 2011 to December 2013 in Wuhan, China. A total of 337 LBW newborn babies, 472 PB babies, and 708 babies with normal birth weights and born from term pregnancies were included in this study. Information of newborns and their parents was collected by trained investigators using questionnaires and referring to medical records...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395563/persistent-intestinal-bleeding-due-to-severe-cmv-related-thrombocytopenia-in-a-preterm-newborn
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Alberto Berardi, Eugenio Spaggiari, Chiara Cattelani, Maria Federica Roversi, Monica Pecorari, Tiziana Lazzarotto, Fabrizio Ferrari
The optimal threshold for neonatal platelet transfusions in sick newborns is still uncertain. We report a congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in a premature neonate with severe thrombocytopenia who subsequently presented with necrotizing enterocolitis and intestinal bleeding. The baby recovered after platelet transfusions were discontinued and the therapy was switched from intravenous ganciclovir to oral valganciclovir. We discuss both measures, speculating on the key role of platelet transfusions.
April 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392287/blocked-delayed-or-obstructed-what-causes-poor-white-matter-development-in-intrauterine-growth-restricted-infants
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REVIEW
Mary Tolcos, Steven Petratos, Jonathan J Hirst, Flora Wong, Sarah J Spencer, Aminath Azhan, Ben Emery, David W Walker
Poor white matter development in intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) babies remains a major, untreated problem in neonatology. New therapies, guided by an understanding of the mechanisms that underlie normal and abnormal oligodendrocyte development and myelin formation, are required. Much of our knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie impaired myelination come from studies in adult demyelinating disease, preterm brain injury, or experimental models of hypoxia-ischemia. However relatively less is known for IUGR which is surprising because IUGR is a leading cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity, second only to premature birth...
April 6, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387144/antenatal-dexamethasone-before-asphyxia-promotes-cystic-neural-injury-in-preterm-fetal-sheep-by-inducing-hyperglycemia
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Christopher A Lear, Joanne O Davidson, Georgia R Mackay, Paul P Drury, Robert Galinsky, Josine S Quaedackers, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Antenatal glucocorticoid therapy significantly improves the short-term systemic outcomes of prematurely born infants, but there is limited information available on their impact on neurodevelopmental outcomes in at-risk preterm babies exposed to perinatal asphyxia. Preterm fetal sheep (0.7 of gestation) were exposed to a maternal injection of 12 mg dexamethasone or saline followed 4 h later by asphyxia induced by 25 min of complete umbilical cord occlusion. In a subsequent study, fetuses received titrated glucose infusions followed 4 h later by asphyxia to examine the hypothesis that hyperglycemia mediated the effects of dexamethasone...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386562/prevalence-and-complications-of-pregestational-and-gestational-diabetes-in-saudi-women-analysis-from-riyadh-mother-and-baby-cohort-study-rahma
#17
Hayfaa Wahabi, Amel Fayed, Samia Esmaeil, Heba Mamdouh, Reham Kotb
The objectives of this study were to estimate the burden of diabetes and to explore the adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with pregestational diabetes mellitus (pre-GDM) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among the Saudi pregnant population. In this subcohort, we compared the maternal and the neonatal outcomes of diabetic women with pre-GDM and GDM to the outcomes of nondiabetic mothers who delivered during the same period. From the total cohort, 9723 women participated in this study. Of the participants, 24...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384379/repeated-lumbar-or-ventricular-punctures-in-newborns-with-intraventricular-haemorrhage
#18
REVIEW
Andrew Whitelaw, Richard Lee-Kelland
BACKGROUND: Although in recent years the percentage of preterm infants who suffer intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) has reduced, posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) remains a serious problem with a high rate of cerebral palsy and no evidence-based treatment. Survivors often have to undergo ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) surgery, which makes the child permanently dependent on a valve and catheter system. This carries a significant risk of infection and the need for surgical revision of the shunt...
April 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377142/risk-factors-for-preterm-low-birthweight-and-small-for-gestational-age-births-among-aboriginal-women-from-remote-communities-in-northern-australia
#19
Sue V Kildea, Yu Gao, Margaret Rolfe, Jacqueline Boyle, Sally Tracy, Lesley M Barclay
OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for preterm birth, low birthweight and small for gestational age babies among remote-dwelling Aboriginal women. METHODS: The study included 713 singleton births from two large remote Aboriginal communities in Northern Territory, Australia in 2004-2006 (retrospective cohort) and 2009-2011 (prospective cohort). Demographic, pregnancy characteristics, labour and birth outcomes were described. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was conducted and adjusted odds ratios were reported...
April 1, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369634/analgesic-efficacy-of-oral-dextrose-and-breast-milk-during-nasopharyngeal-suctioning-of-preterm-infants-on-cpap-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Luvena Rodrigues, Saudamini V Nesargi, Maneka Fernandes, A Shashidhar, Suman P N Rao, Swarnarekha Bhat
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) requires nasopharyngeal suctioning for airway patency, which is painful. Other procedures have used breast milk and 25% dextrose as analgesics. We aimed to compare their analgesic efficacy during nasopharyngeal suctioning in preterm neonates on CPAP. In this blinded randomized controlled trial, babies received 25% dextrose or breast milk orally. Pain before, during and after was assessed using the Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) score. Analysis was done for 40 babies...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
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