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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316039/public-health-data-in-action-an-analysis-of-using-louisiana-vital-statistics-for-quality-improvement-and-payment-reform
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Valery A Danilack, Rebekah E Gee, Danielle P Berthelot, Rebecca Gurvich, Janet H Muri
Introduction In 2012, the Louisiana (LA) Department of Health and Hospitals revised the LA birth certificate to include medical reasons for births before 39 completed weeks' gestation. We compared the completeness and validity of these data with hospital discharge records. Methods For births occurring 4/1/2012-9/30/2012 at Woman's Hospital of Baton Rouge, we linked maternal delivery and newborn birth data collected through the National Perinatal Information Center with LA birth certificates. Among early term births (37-38 completed weeks' gestation), we quantified the reasons for early delivery listed on the birth certificate and compared them with ICD-9-CM codes from Woman's discharge data...
March 18, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315736/colorado-retinopathy-of-prematurity-screening-algorithm-co-rop-a-validation-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Jason M Huang, Xihui Lin, Yu-Guang He, Jennifer H Cao
PURPOSE: The Colorado Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening Algorithm (CO-ROP) recommends screening for infants meeting the following criteria for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP): gestational age ≤30 weeks, birth weight of ≤1500 g, and net weight gain of ≤650 g between birth and 4 weeks of age. This study was performed to evaluate the validity of CO-ROP in a tertiary referral county hospital. METHODS: CO-ROP was used to retrospectively analyze the data from consecutive newborns screened for ROP using national screening guidelines at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas, between April 1, 2009, to August 30, 2013...
March 15, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304327/retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-indonesia-incidence-and-risk-factors
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J Edy Siswanto, P Jj Sauer
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a vaso-proliferative disease of the eye, which mainly affects preterm newborn infants with an incompletely vascularized retina. The incidence of ROP has increased in industrialized countries due to the increased survival of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. ROP is also increasing in developing countries like Indonesia, where it is most likely due to the improved survival of ELBW infants. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the incidence of ROP and possible risk factors associated with the development of ROP in preterm infants in Indonesia...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302630/prevalence-of-microcephaly-in-eight-south-eastern-and-midwestern-brazilian-neonatal-intensive-care-units-2011-2015
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Maria Clara de Magalhães-Barbosa, Arnaldo Prata-Barbosa, Jaqueline Rodrigues Robaina, Carlos Eduardo Raymundo, Fernanda Lima-Setta, Antonio José Ledo Alves da Cunha
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of microcephaly in infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in eight private hospitals in south-eastern and midwestern Brazil, from 2011 to 2015. DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study in a cohort of neonates. SETTING: Eight private NICUs situated in the cities of Rio de Janeiro (RJ), São Paulo (SP) and Federal District of Brasilia (FDB). PATIENTS: Neonates up to 7 days of age and >23 weeks of gestational age...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298219/sedentary-behaviours-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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Caterina Fazzi, David H Saunders, Kathryn Linton, Jane E Norman, Rebecca M Reynolds
BACKGROUND: In the general population, at least 50% of time awake is spent in sedentary behaviours. Sedentary behaviours are activities that expend less energy than 1.5 metabolic equivalents, such as sitting. The amount of time spent in sedentary behaviours is a risk factor for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and death from all causes. Even individuals meeting physical activity guidelines are at a higher risk of premature death and adverse metabolic outcomes if they sit for extended intervals...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290835/-the-course-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-arterial-hypertension
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Ya V Brytkova, R I Stryuk
We included in this study 69 women with hypertension in the II trimester of pregnancy, of whom 52 (75%) had normal weight gain during the period of gestation, and 17 (25%) had abnormal weight gain. Comprehensive clinical and instrumental examination included calculation of body mass index before and during gestation, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring, assessment of activity of sympathetic-adrenal system by quantification of -adrenoreception of erythrocytes cell membranes. Women with excessive weight gain during gestation were older, more often had increased body weight before pregnancy...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288222/-the-benefits-of-breastfeeding-and-associated-risks-of-replacement-with-baby-formulas
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Paulina Brahm, Verónica Valdés
Breastfeeding is the nourishment designed by nature for the newborn and the infant; however its prevalence is nowadays not optimal. The aim of this article is to review the current evidence of the benefits of breastfeeding for children and society, and to elaborate the risks associated with the replacement of lactation with baby formulas. Breastfeeding is a protective factor for several infectious, atopic, and cardiovascular diseases as well as for leukaemia, necrotising enterocolitis, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288148/natriuretic-peptide-c-receptor-in-the-developing-sheep-lung-role-in-perinatal-transition
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Bobby Mathew, Christopher A D'Angelis, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Peter A Nickerson, June J Sokolowski, Vasantha H S Kumar, Huamei Wang, Karen A Wynn, Bruce A Holm, Rita M Ryan
BACKGROUND: At birth, the release of surfactant from Alveolar Type II (ATII) cells is stimulated by increased activity of the beta-adrenergic/adenylyl cyclase/cAMP- signaling cascade. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) stimulates surfactant secretion through Natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPR-A). ANP inhibits adenylyl cyclase activity through its binding to NPR-C. We wished to further understand the role of the NPR-C in perinatal transition. METHODS: We studied fetal and newborn sheep ATII expression of NPR-C and surfactant secretion in isolated ATIIs by measuring (3)[H] choline release into the media...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287812/views-and-decisions-of-physicians-in-encountering-neonates-with-poor-prognosis
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Fatemeh Nayeri, Fariba Asghari, Ali Baser, Leila Janani, Mamak Shariat, Bita Eabrhim
BACKGROUND: With the development of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), new issues have emerged for physicians working in this area, including the ethical aspects of providing invasive and advanced care to neonates with extremely poor prognosis. This research was undertaken with the aim of investing the factors affecting physicians' practice in management of newborns in such complicated circumstances. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out over a period of 5 months (Jan 2012 to Jun 2012) in 9 different tertiary levels and academic NICUs affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286016/fluconazole-prophylaxis-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review
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Juliana Ferreira da Silva Rios, Paulo Augusto Moreira Camargos, Luísa Petri Corrêa, Roberta Maia de Castro Romanelli
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to review the use of antifungal prophylaxis with intravenous fluconazole in premature newborns and the occurrence of Invasive Candidiasis. METHODS: This is a systematic review with search at databases: PubMed, Capes Portal, Virtual Health Library (BVS - Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde)/Lilacs, Scopus and Cochrane. The keywords used were: "Antifungal", "Candida" "Fluconazole prophylaxis" and "Preterm infants". RESULTS: Invasive Candidiasis was evaluated in all the twelve items...
March 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283718/measuring-transdermal-glucose-levels-in-neonates-by-passive-diffusion-an-in-vitro-porcine-skin-model
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Cristina Tiangco, Abhay Andar, Juliana Quarterman, Xudong Ge, Fortunato Sevilla, Govind Rao, Audra Stinchcomb, Annette Bunge, Leah Tolosa
Current glucose monitoring techniques for neonates rely heavily on blood glucose monitors which require intermittent blood collection through skin-penetrating pricks on the heel or fingers. This procedure is painful and often not clinically conducive, which presents a need for a noninvasive method for monitoring glucose in neonates. Our motivation for this study was to develop an in vitro method for measuring passive diffusion of glucose in premature neonatal skin using a porcine skin model. Such a model will allow us to initially test new devices for noninvasive glucose monitoring without having to do in vivo testing of newborns...
March 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283555/developmental-genetic-dietary-and-xenobiotic-influences-on-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia
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Mei-Fei Yueh, Shujuan Chen, Nghia Nguyen, Robert H Tukey
Hyperbilirubinemia, caused by the accumulation of unconjugated bilirubin, is one of the most common clinical diagnoses in both premature and term newborns. Owing to the fact that bilirubin is metabolized solely through glucuronidation by UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A1, it is now known that immaturity of UGT1A1 in combination with overproduction of bilirubin during the developmental stage acts as a bottleneck to bilirubin elimination and predisposes the infant to high TBS levels. While neonatal jaundice is mostly benign, excessively high levels of serum bilirubin in a small percentage of newborns can cause bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction (BIND), potentially leading to permanent brain damage, a condition known as kernicterus...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282490/gene-augmentation-therapy-for-a-missense-substitution-in-the-cgmp-binding-domain-of-ovine-cnga3-gene-restores-vision-in-day-blind-sheep
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Elisha Gootwine, Mazen Abu-Siam, Alexey Obolensky, Alex Rosov, Hen Honig, Tali Nitzan, Andrey Shirak, Raaya Ezra-Elia, Esther Yamin, Eyal Banin, Edward Averbukh, William W Hauswirth, Ron Ofri, Eyal Seroussi
Purpose: Applying CNGA3 gene augmentation therapy to cure a novel causative mutation underlying achromatopsia (ACHM) in sheep. Methods: Impaired vision that spontaneously appeared in newborn lambs was characterized by behavioral, electroretinographic (ERG), and histologic techniques. Deep-sequencing reads of an affected lamb and an unaffected lamb were compared within conserved genomic regions orthologous to human genes involved in similar visual impairment. Observed nonsynonymous amino acid substitutions were classified by their deleteriousness score...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278201/the-symbiotic-bacterial-surface-factor-polysaccharide-a-on-bacteroides-fragilis-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-in-human-fetal-enterocytes-via-toll-receptors-2-and-4
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Fei Jiang, Di Meng, Meiqian Weng, Weishu Zhu, Wenxue Wu, Dennis Kasper, W Allan Walker
Colonizing bacteria interacting with the immature, unlike the mature, human intestine favors inflammation over immune homeostasis. As a result, ten percent of premature infants under 1500 grams weight develop an inflammatory necrosis of the intestine after birth, e.g., necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is a major health problem in this population causing extensive morbidity and mortality and an enormous expenditure of health care dollars. NEC can be prevented by giving preterm infants their mother's expressed breast milk or ingesting selective probiotic organisms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277906/preclinical-evaluation-of-cell-based-strategies-to-prevent-or-treat-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-animal-models-a-systematic-review
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Flore Lesage, Julio Jimenez, Jaan Toelen, Jan Deprest
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains the most common complication of extreme prematurity as no effective treatment is available to date. This calls for the exploration of new therapeutic options like cell therapy, which is already effective for various human (lung) disorders. We systematically searched the MEDLINE, Embase and Web of Science databases from the earliest date till January 2017 and included original studies on the perinatal use of cell-based therapies (i.e. cells and/or cell-derivatives) to treat BDP in animal models...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274014/urinary-uric-acid-creatinine-ratio-a-marker-for-perinatal-asphyxia
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Kinjal Prahaladbhai Patel, Mayur Goradhanbhai Makadia, Vishwal Indravardan Patel, Haridas Neelakandan Nilayangode, Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar
BACKGROUND: Perinatal hypoxia is one of the leading causes of perinatal mortality in developing countries. Both apgar score and arterial blood pH predict the neonatal mortality in asphyxia. Apgar score alone does not predict neurologic outcome and as it is influenced by various factors. This study was conducted to evaluate the utility and sensitivity of urinary uric acid to creatinine ratio (UA/Cr ratio) in asphyxia diagnosis, compared to invasive Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis. AIM: To assess the urinary uric acid/creatinine ratio as an additional marker for perinatal asphyxia compared with ABG analysis in apgar score monitoring...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274013/comparison-of-cord-blood-lipid-profile-in-preterm-small-for-gestational-age-and-appropriate-for-gestational-age-newborns
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Tejasree Katragadda, Rajesh Shimoga Mahabala, Subodh Shetty, Shantharam Baliga
INTRODUCTION: Coronary heart disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in current era. The roots of this epidemic have been traced to as early as foetal life by foetal origin hypothesis. There are a few studies which have compared the cord blood lipid profile of preterm and term babies and thereby leading a path to primordial prevention of chronic diseases. AIM: To study cord blood lipid profile of preterm appropriate for gestational age and preterm small for gestational age neonates and compare atherogenic index of both groups...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273674/is-there-a-role-for-placental-cultures-in-cases-of-clinical-chorioamnionitis-complicating-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#18
Yuval Fouks, Ariel Many, Rotem Orbach, Udi Shapira, Sharon Amit, Galia Grisaru-Soen, Dror Mandel, Shiri Shinar
Objective To assess the role of placental cultures in cases of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) complicated by chorioamnionitis and to determine the effect of positive cultures on short-term neonatal outcomes. Design A retrospective single-center study. The medical records of all women with PPROM between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2015, were reviewed. Cases were divided into placental culture positive (group A) and placental culture negative (group B) groups. Maternal and pregnancy characteristics as well as short-term neonatal outcomes were compared between groups...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268480/lomb-algorithm-versus-fast-fourier-transform-in-heart-rate-variability-analyses-of-pain-in-premature-infants
#19
Anas Delane, Jorge Bohorquez, Subhanshu Gupta, Martin Schiavenato
Heart rate variability analysis is a promising method for measuring pain in premature infants. The Lomb algorithm was adapted and compared with fast Fourier transform (FFT) for the purposes of PSD estimation. Both FFT and the Lomb algorithm had similar low frequency (LF) estimation error rates. However, the Lomb algorithm had a significant smaller error rate than FFT when estimating high frequency (HF). In addition, the ECG signals of two premature infants in the newborn intensive care unit were analyzed while undergoing a routine heel stick, a common painful procedure...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263524/foetal-asphyxia-as-a-strong-stimulator-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-the-brain-case-report
#20
Ingrid Brucknerová, Eduard Ujházy
The aim of the study was to analyse case report of prenatally unknown asphyxia of the foetus (a preterm newborn from the second pregnancy delivered by urgent caesarean section in 31st gestational week; birth weight 850 grams, birth length 41 cm, value of Apgar score 7/8) with signs of respiratory insufficiency immediately after birth with hypotonicity. The authors present the case of postnatal at the 1st day of life assessed cystic malformation in the brain of premature newborn. They emphasize the importance of detailed prenatal investigation as most important in preventing prenatal asphyxia and consequent complications...
December 18, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
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