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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679702/alamandine-attenuates-sepsis-associated-cardiac-dysfunction-via-inhibiting-mapks-signaling-pathways
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Peng Li, Xi-Ru Chen, Fei Xu, Chi Liu, Chang Li, Hui Liu, Hui Wang, Wei Sun, Yan-Hui Sheng, Xiang-Qing Kong
Sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction represents a major cause of death in intensive care units. Alamandine is an important biologically active peptide in the renin-angiotensin system. The present study evaluated whether alamandine improves cardiac dysfunction, inflammation, and apoptosis, and affects the signaling pathways involved in these events. Experiments were carried out in mice treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or alamandine, and in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Alamandine increased the ejection fraction and fractional shortening, both of which were decreased upon LPS infusion in mice...
April 18, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678190/neonatal-and-congenital-malaria-a-case-series-in-malaria-endemic-eastern-uganda
#2
Peter Olupot-Olupot, Emma I E Eregu, Ketty Naizuli, Julie Ikiror, Linda Acom, Kathy Burgoine
BACKGROUND: Congenital malaria is the direct infection of an infant with malaria parasites from their mother prior to or during birth. Neonatal malaria is due to an infective mosquito bite after birth. Neonatal and congenital malaria (NCM) are potentially life-threatening conditions that are believed to occur at relatively low rates in malaria endemic regions. However, recent reports suggest that the number of NCM cases is increasing, and its epidemiology remains poorly described. NCM can mimic other neonatal conditions and because it is thought to be rare, blood film examinations for malaria are not always routinely performed...
April 20, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674201/placental-histopathological-lesions-in-correlation-with-neonatal-outcome-in-preeclampsia-with-and-without-severe-features
#3
Eran Weiner, Ohad Feldstein, Liliya Tamayev, Ehud Grinstein, Elad Barber, Jacob Bar, Letizia Schreiber, Michal Kovo
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare pregnancy outcome and placental histopathology in women with preeclampsia (PE) with and without severe features. METHODS: The medical records and placental pathology reports of all pregnancies complicated by PE during 2008-2016, were reviewed. Results were compared between those with and without severe features (severe PE vs. mild PE groups), according to current ACOG guidelines. Placental lesions were classified to maternal/fetal vascular supply lesions, and maternal/fetal inflammatory responses...
February 7, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672989/a-novel-model-to-study-neonatal-escherichia-coli-sepsis-and-the-effect-of-treatment-on-the-human-immune-system-using-humanized-mice
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Florian Schlieckau, Daniela Schulz, Sara Fill Malfertheiner, Kathrin Entleutner, Birgit Seelbach-Goebel, Wolfgang Ernst
PROBLEM: Neonatal sepsis is a serious threat especially for preterm infants. As existing in vitro and in vivo models have limitations, we generated a novel neonatal sepsis model using humanized mice and tested the effect of Betamethasone and Indomethacin which are used in the clinic in case of premature birth. METHOD OF STUDY: Humanized mice were infected with Escherichia coli (E. coli). Subsequently, the effect of the infection itself, and treatment with Betamethasone and Indomethacin on survival, recovery, bacterial burden, leukocyte populations, and cytokine production, was analyzed...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670869/pathogenetic-and-prognostic-factors-for-neonatal-gastric-perforation-personal-experience-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#5
Chiara Iacusso, Alessandro Boscarelli, Fabio Fusaro, Pietro Bagolan, Francesco Morini
Introduction: Neonatal gastric perforation (NGP) is a rare entity. Our aim was to report our experience and review the recent literature to characterize NGP, describe associated factors, and define prognostic factors. Materials and methods: Retrospective review of all consecutive patients with NGP treated between June 2009 and December 2017 in a third level pediatric hospital. In addition, a systematic review of Medline and Scopus database was performed using a defined strategy...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669381/prevalence-of-congenital-cmv-infection-and-antiviral-therapy-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-observations-of-the-german-neonatal-network
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Alexander Humberg, Viola Leienbach, Mats I Fortmann, Tanja K Rausch, Horst Buxmann, Andreas Müller, Egbert Herting, Christoph Härtel, Wolfgang Göpel
BACKGROUND: To determine the prevalence of congenital CMV infection (cCMV) in very-low-birth-weight infants (VLBWI) and to evaluate epidemiological characteristics of VLBWI with antiviral therapy (AT). METHODS: CMV-specific PCR in umbilical cord tissue was performed (n=3330). Univariate analyses and logistic regression models were used to identify associations with outcome. RESULTS: 22/3330 VLBWI received AT (0.66%). 4 of these (0.12%) were PCR positive, with 2 VLBWI showing pathological screening for hearing loss...
April 18, 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667256/procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-as-biomarkers-for-neonatal-bacterial-infection
#7
Ashfaque F Quadir, Philip N Britton
AIM: Neonates are predisposed to bacterial infection which are an important cause of early childhood morbidity and mortality globally. It has been proposed that procalcitonin has significant utility as a diagnostic marker for bacterial infection in febrile neonates when compared to C-reactive protein (CRP). The aim of this study is to conduct a literature search to find the best available evidence to answer the clinical question of the utility of procalcitonin when compared to CRP as a predictor of bacterial infection in febrile neonates...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666163/neurodevelopmental-impairment-among-extremely-preterm-infants-in-the-neonatal-research-network
#8
Ira Adams-Chapman, Roy J Heyne, Sara B DeMauro, Andrea F Duncan, Susan R Hintz, Athina Pappas, Betty R Vohr, Scott A McDonald, Abhik Das, Jamie E Newman, Rosemary D Higgins
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the spectrum of neurodevelopmental outcome in a contemporary cohort of extremely preterm infants. We hypothesize that the rate of severe neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) decreases over time. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants ≤27 weeks' gestational age (GA) from a Neonatal Research Network center that completed neurodevelopmental follow-up assessments between April 1, 2011, and January 1, 2015...
April 17, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666161/implementation-of-the-sepsis-risk-calculator-at-an-academic-birth-hospital
#9
Miren B Dhudasia, Sagori Mukhopadhyay, Karen M Puopolo
BACKGROUND: Multivariate predictive models for estimating the risk of neonatal early-onset sepsis (EOS) are available as a Web-based sepsis risk calculator (SRC) and may reduce the proportion of newborns empirically treated with antibiotics after birth. EOS risk assessment based on such models would require workflow changes at most birth hospitals. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team of obstetric, neonatal, and information technology staff at a large, academic, birth hospital collaborated to implement the SRC...
April 17, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644420/soluble-trem-1-as-a-predictive-factor-of-neonatal-sepsis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ioannis Bellos, Georgia Fitrou, Georgios Daskalakis, Nikolaos Thomakos, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Vasilios Pergialiotis
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cell-1 (TREM-1) in detecting sepsis in adults has already been proven. To date, however, consensus in the field of neonatal sepsis is lacking. The purpose of the present systematic review is to accumulate current evidence in this field. SEARCH STRATEGY: We systematically searched Medline (1966-2017), Scopus (2004-2017), Clinicaltrials.gov (2008-2017), EMBASE (1980-2017), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials CENTRAL (1999-2017) and Google Scholar (2004-2017) along with reference lists from included studies...
April 11, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643892/association-of-in-hospital-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-aki-with-etiology-among-newborns-at-a-tertiary-care-unit
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Muhammad Asghar Ali, Abdur Rehman, Ejaz Ahmed
Objective: To determine association of in-hospital outcome of AKI with etiology in newborns at a tertiary care hospital. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Department of Pediatric Neonatology, The Children's Hospital and Institute of the Child Health, Multan by using non-probability purposive sampling technique from June 2016 to June 2017. A total of 101 newborns diagnosed with acute kidney injury were registered. Etiological factors were assessed and these patients were followed till discharge to monitor in-hospital outcomes...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642754/daily-gentamicin-using-ideal-body-weight-demonstrates-lower-risk-of-postpartum-endometritis-and-increased-chance-of-successful-outcome-compared-with-traditional-8-hour-dosing-for-the-treatment-of-intrapartum-chorioamnionitis
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Daniel Martingano, Audrey Renson, Sharon Rogoff, Shailini Singh, Meera Kesavan Nasir, Juliette Kim, Jeanne Carey
BACKGROUND: Clinical chorioamnionitis complicates approximately 1-4% of pregnancies overall. Although universal agreement does not exist regarding the antibiotic regimen of choice, most studies have evaluated intravenous ampicillin dosed at 2 g every 6 hours plus gentamicin dosed every 8 hours. Only three studies have examined daily gentamicin for the treatment of intrapartum chorioamnionitis and thus is insufficiently investigated. OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to determine whether daily dosing of gentamicin using ideal body weight for the treatment of intrapartum chorioamnionitis is more or equivalently efficacious when compared to traditional 8-hour dosing regimens...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626210/the-life-cycle-of-non-polio-enteroviruses-and-how-to-target-it
#13
REVIEW
Jim Baggen, Hendrik Jan Thibaut, Jeroen R P M Strating, Frank J M van Kuppeveld
The genus Enterovirus (EV) of the family Picornaviridae includes poliovirus, coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, numbered enteroviruses and rhinoviruses. These diverse viruses cause a variety of diseases, including non-specific febrile illness, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, neonatal sepsis-like disease, encephalitis, paralysis and respiratory diseases. In recent years, several non-polio enteroviruses (NPEVs) have emerged as serious public health concerns. These include EV-A71, which has caused epidemics of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in Southeast Asia, and EV-D68, which recently caused a large outbreak of severe lower respiratory tract disease in North America...
April 6, 2018: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621858/common-neonatal-presentations-to-the-primary-care-physician
#14
Alicia Quach
BACKGROUND: Newborn babies are very vulnerable in their first weeks of life. Timely and appropriate management of neonatal conditions is paramount for health and developmental outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to provide an overview of common neonatal presentations to general practice, and highlight significant conditions that may require referral to the emergency department and/or other specialist. DISCUSSION: Clinical history and examination are the most important tools in neonatal assessment...
April 2018: Australian journal of general practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618272/does-fortification-of-pasteurized-donor-human-milk-increase-the-incidence-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-among-preterm-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bethou Adhisivam, Dilesh Kohat, Vasanthan Tanigasalam, Vishnu Bhat, Nishad Plakkal, C Palanivel
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of fortified pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) versus unfortified PDHM on the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and immediate outcome among preterm neonates. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital, south India included 80 healthy preterm neonates randomized to two groups (Group A and B). Neonates in Group A and B were fed with fortified PDHM and unfortified PDHM respectively...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615159/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-neonates-challenges-and-opportunities
#16
Christopher McPherson, Caren Liviskie, Brandy Zeller, Miranda P Nelson, Jason G Newland
Neonatal infections result in significant morbidity and mortality. Antibiotics are vital for the treatment of infections but disrupt the neonatal microbiome, put the infant at risk for an adverse drug reaction, and may lead to the development of antibiotic resistance. Immediately after birth, clinicians must determine which infants require empiric antibiotics. Online risk stratification tools may provide a superior approach to decision trees. In infants who require empiric therapy for early-onset sepsis, ampicillin and an aminoglycoside with dosing based on recent pharmacokinetic studies represents the most appropriate first-line agents; third-generation cephalosporins should be reserved for patients with a high likelihood of Gram-negative meningitis...
March 1, 2018: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615158/reduction-in-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-a-nicu-practical-lessons-for-its-achievement-and-sustainability
#17
Judith A Hawes, Kyong-Soon Lee
Central venous catheters are commonly used for the provision of parenteral nutrition and medications for critically ill neonates in the NICU. However, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are a major complication associated with their use and remain an important cause of nosocomial sepsis in NICUs. Central line-associated bloodstream infection has shifted from being an expected routine complication of central line use to an adverse event now evaluated as a critical event with the goal of identifying root causes so future CLABSI events are prevented...
March 1, 2018: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613975/antibiotic-overuse-in-premature-low-birth-weight-infants-in-a-developing-country
#18
Maria S Rueda, Renzo Calderon-Anyosa, Jorge Gonzales, Christie G Turin, Alonso Zea-Vera, Jaime Zegarra, Sicilia Bellomo, Luis Cam, Anne Castaneda, Theresa J Ochoa
BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis is a leading cause of child morbidity and mortality, especially in premature and low-birth-weight (LBW) infants. Prompt antibiotic therapy is warranted, but its inappropriate use leads to bacterial resistance and adverse outcomes. Our objective is to describe the antibiotic use for late onset sepsis (LOS) in Peruvian premature infants. METHODS: Prospective study as a secondary analysis of a clinical trial in three Neonatal Care Units in Peru...
April 2, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613973/genetic-relatedness-of-staphylococcus-haemolyticus-in-gut-and-skin-of-preterm-neonates-and-breast-milk-of-their-mothers
#19
Hiie Soeorg, Hanna Kadri Metsvaht, Evamaria Elisabet Keränen, Imbi Eelmäe, Mirjam Merila, Mari-Liis Ilmoja, Tuuli Metsvaht, Irja Lutsar
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus haemolyticus is a common colonizer and cause of late-onset sepsis (LOS) in preterm neonates. By describing genetic relatedness, we aimed to determine whether mother's breast milk (BM) is a source of S. haemolyticus colonizing neonatal gut and skin and/or causing LOS. METHODS: S. haemolyticus was isolated from stool and skin swabs of 49 BM-fed preterm neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care unit, 20 healthy BM-fed term neonates and BM of mothers once a week and typed by multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
April 2, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608958/point-prevalence-surveys-of-antimicrobial-use-among-eight-neonatal-intensive
#20
Sumanth Gandra, Gerardo Alvarez-Uria, Srinivas Murki, Sanjeev K Singh, Ravishankar Kanithi, Dasaratha R Jinka, Ashok K Chikkappa, Sreeram Subramanian, Anita Sharma, Dhanya Dharmapalan, Hemasree Kandraju, Anil Kumar Vasudevan, Onkaraiah Tunga, Akhila Akula, Yingfen Hsia, Mike Sharland, Ramanan Laxminarayan
BACKGROUND: Information about antimicrobial use is scarce and poorly understood among neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in India. In this study, we describe antimicrobial use in eight NICUs using four point prevalence surveys (PPSs). METHODS: As part of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Prescribing, and Efficacy in Neonates and Children (GARPEC) study, one-day, cross-sectional, hospital-based PPSs were conducted four times between 1 February 2016 and 28 February 2017 in eight NICUs...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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