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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542663/-periorbital-pallor-post-application-of-mydriatic-in-infants-with-hydrocephalus-associated-to-systemic-effects
#1
Jorge Luis Alvarado Socarras, Sandra Consuelo Rodríguez
Adequate pupil dilation is needed to evaluate some neonates at risk of developing illness during this stage. However, this procedure is not free of adverse effects, either local or systemic. One of these complications is the local vasoconstriction of the preterm baby’s skin following the application of mydriatic eye drops. OBJECTIVE: To describe secondary local and systemic complications of pharmacological pupil dilation in 2 newborns. Clinical case 1: Full term baby with diagnosis of low-birth weight and hydrocephalia...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530325/-diversity-in-product-selection-and-thresholds-for-platelets-transfusion-in-neonates-and-premature-infants
#2
Shraga Aviner, Ornit Cohen, Faid El-Ubra, Vered Yahalom, Haim Bibi, Shmuel Zangen
INTRODUCTION: Many premature and full-term newborns receive prophylactic platelet transfusions to prevent bleeding, particularly the most prevalent one, i.e, intracranial hemorrhages. However, the platelet count threshold above which bleeding is prevented and the efficacy of platelet transfusion in thrombocytopenic neonates, have yet to be established. Therefore, inter-Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) variations in treatment indications and practices are expected. Considerable inter-NICU variations will emphasize the need for guidelines on platelet transfusions to neonates and premature infants...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528221/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-perinatal-characteristics-predict-1-year-respiratory-outcomes-in-newborns-born-at-extremely-low-gestational-age-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Roberta L Keller, Rui Feng, Sara B DeMauro, Thomas Ferkol, William Hardie, Elizabeth E Rogers, Timothy P Stevens, Judith A Voynow, Scarlett L Bellamy, Pamela A Shaw, Paul E Moore
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of clinical predictors of persistent respiratory morbidity in extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs). STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled ELGANs (<29 weeks' gestation) at ≤7 postnatal days and collected antenatal and neonatal clinical data through 36 weeks' postmenstrual age. We surveyed caregivers at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months' corrected age to identify postdischarge respiratory morbidity, defined as hospitalization, home support (oxygen, tracheostomy, ventilation), medications, or symptoms (cough/wheeze)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527272/-does-corticosteroid-treatment-during-the-pre-and-postnatal-periods-affect-the-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-premature-newborns
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Marita Lardón, José Uberos, Eduardo Narbona
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoids, widely used in the perinatal period, may be associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects. OBJECTIVES: To analyze neurodevelopmental outcomes in a cohort of very low birth weight newborns treated with antenatal and/or postnatal corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study in which we included all very low birth weight babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital between 2008 and 2013...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527266/-risk-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-perinatal-asphyxia-in-neonates-at-the-hospital-universitario-del-valle-cali-colombia-2010-2011
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Javier Torres-Muñoz, Christian Rojas, Diana Mendoza-Urbano, Darly Marín-Cuero, Sandra Orobio, Carlos Echandía
INTRODUCTION: Perinatal asphyxia is one of the main causes of perinatal mortality and morbidity worldwide and it generates high costs for health systems; however, it has modifiable risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors associated with the development of perinatal asphyxia in newborns at Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Incident cases and concurrent controls were examined. Cases were defined as newborns with moderate to severe perinatal asphyxia who were older than or equal to 36 weeks of gestational age, needed advanced resuscitation and presented one of the following: early neurological disorders, multi-organ commitment or a sentinel event...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523896/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-a-newborn-presenting-as-blueberry-muffin-baby
#6
Krista N Larson, Sergio R Gaitan, Benjamin J Stahr, Dean S Morrell
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, life-threatening hyperinflammatory syndrome characterized by uncontrolled activation and proliferation of proinflammatory cytokines. Initial presentation commonly includes fever, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia; 6 to 65% of cases also have a concurrent cutaneous eruption. We present the case of a 6-day-old premature infant boy with congenital severe thrombocytopenia, anemia, and hepatosplenomegaly who presented with several cutaneous violaceous papules and nodules and was found to have HLH...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523891/neonatal-endocrinologic-problems-in-collodion-babies
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Ahmet Ozdemir, Sabriye Korkut, Selim Kurtoglu, Nihal Hatipoglu, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk
OBJECTIVES: To identify endocrinologic problems, particularly those concerning growth, in collodion babies (CBs). METHODS: Clinically identified newborn CBs were included in the study group (group 1). Because CBs are generally born premature, small for gestational age (SGA), or both, a control group matched to the study group in terms of gestational age and birthweight (group 2) was also established. Blood specimens were collected from both groups for thyroid function tests and to measure serum growth hormone (GH), insulinlike growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) levels...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523332/apert-syndrome-clinical-case
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Mirela Anişoara Siminel, Cristian Ovidiu NeamŢu, Damian DiŢescu, Mircea Cătălin ForŢofoiu, Alexandru Cristian Comănescu, Marius Bogdan Novac, Simona Daniela NeamŢu, Adrian Gluhovschi
Apert syndrome - acrocephalosyndactyly - is a rare autosomal dominant disorder representing 1:65 000 cases of living newborns. Characteristic malformations of the Apert syndrome are early craniostenosis, microviscerocranium and II-V finger syndactyly of hand and toes with proximal phalanx of the bilateral thumb "in delta". It is difficult to determine prenatal diagnosis in the second quarter, when examining the morphology of fetal signs; the dysmorphism signs appeared in the third pregnancy quarter. We present here the case of a newborn with Apert syndrome that was born prematurely in our Clinic after a monitored pregnancy, where there was issued a suspicion of cranio-facial dysmorphism, malposition and malformation of the feet and hands in the third quarter of prenatal pregnancy...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521581/association-between-the-use-of-magnesium-sulfate-as-neuroprotector-in-prematurity-and-the-neonatal-hemodynamic-effects
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Rodrigo Dias Nunes, Flávia Duarte Schutz, Jefferson Luiz Traebert
PURPOSE: Cerebral palsy is often associated with prematurity and magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), has been used as neuroprotector, with favorable results. However, its mechanism of action has not been fully elucidated. This study aimed to evaluate the association between MgSO4 at the imminent premature delivery and neonatal hemodynamic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 94 newborns (NB) between 24 and 32 weeks at a Brazilian hospital was performed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520902/early-acquisition-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-colonization-and-potential-association-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-newborn-infants
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Pilar Rojas, Vicente Friaza, Elisa Garcia, Carmen de la Horra, Sergio L Vargas, Enrique J Calderón, Antonio Pavón
Background: Pneumocystis pneumonia is a well-recognized lung disease of premature and malnourished babies. Even though, serologic studies have shown that children are exposed to Pneumocystis jirovecii early in life the epidemiology of human P. jirovecii infection and the host-microorganism relationship in infancy remain poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of P. jirovecii colonization in preterm infants and its possible association with medical complications...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520708/hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-screening-among-pregnant-women-and-care-of-infants-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-positive-mothers-guam-2014
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Winston E Abara, Susan Cha, Tasneem Malik, Mia S DeSimone, Bernadette Schumann, Esther Mallada, Michael Klemme, Vince Aguon, Anne Marie Santos, Melissa Collier, Mary Kamb
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is endemic among adults in the U.S. territory of Guam (1,2). Perinatal HBV transmission, which occurs at birth from an infected mother to her newborn infant, is a major mode of HBV transmission and maintains HBV endemicity (3). Approximately 90% of HBV-infected infants will develop chronic HBV infection, and approximately 25% of those will die prematurely from liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma (4,5). Since 1988, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that all pregnant women be screened for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), an indicator of HBV infection, and that infants of women who screen positive (HBsAg-positive women) receive postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) (hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis B immunoglobulin [HBIG])...
May 19, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514357/-the-results-of-universal-audiological-screening-of-newborn-infants-in-the-astrakhan-region
#12
N A Daykhes, E A Grigor'eva, Yu V Nazarochkin, V M Davydov, A O Kuznetsov
We have evaluated the results of universal audiological screening of 93 352 newborn infants performed in the Astrakhan region of the Russian Federation during the period from 2009 till 2015. The screening coverage amounted to 95%. The prevalence of hearing disorders was estimated at 1:1111 and that of their severe forms at 1:3000. The clinical significance of the examination during its first stage consists of the exclusion of evoked otoacoustic emission. After the completion of the second stage, it is necessary to carry out the regular medical follow up observation of the children suffering from hearing impairment and to undertake the early rehabilitative treatment based on the application of hearing aids and prosthetic devices...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509320/premature-fetal-tissues-are-possible-source-of-valuable-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Filip Andrzej Dąbrowski, Anna Burdzinska, Agnieszka Kulesza, Beata Kaleta, Leszek Pączek, Mirosław Wielgoś
OBJECTIVES: Comparison of the ability to inhibit alloactivated lymphocytes proliferation of human Wharton Jelly (WJ) and amniotic membrane (AM) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from preterm and term pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Term-WJ-MSCs (n = 5) and Preterm-WJ-MSCs (n = 1) were obtained from tissue explants by adherent method. Term-AM-MSCs (n = 5) and Preterm-AM-MSCs (n = 1) were obtained by tripsin and collagenase digestion method. Term and Preterm MSCs phenotype was confirmed in vitro by flow cytometry...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506665/motor-development-of-preterm-infants-assessed-by-the-alberta-infant-motor-scale-systematic-review-article
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REVIEW
Rubia do N Fuentefria, Rita de Cássia Silveira, Renato S Procianoy
OBJECTIVE: Premature newborns are considered at risk for motor development deficits, leading to the need for monitoring in early life. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature about gross motor development of preterm infants, assessed by the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) to identify the main outcomes in development. DATA SOURCE: Systematic review of studies published from 2006 to 2015, indexed in Pubmed, Scielo, Lilacs, and Medline databases in English and Portuguese...
May 12, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501874/screening-tool-for-early-postnatal-prediction-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-preterm-newborns-step-rop
#15
Caroline A Ricard, Christiane E L Dammann, Olaf Dammann
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of the preterm newborn characterized by neurovascular disruption in the immature retina that may cause visual impairment and blindness. OBJECTIVE: To develop a clinical screening tool for early postnatal prediction of ROP in preterm newborns based on risk information available within the first 48 h of postnatal life. METHODS: Using data submitted to the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) between 1995 and 2015, we created logistic regression models based on infants born <28 completed weeks gestational age...
May 13, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493971/nonsense-variant-in-col7a1-causes-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-in-central-asian-shepherd-dogs
#16
Julia Niskanen, Kati Dillard, Meharji Arumilli, Elina Salmela, Marjukka Anttila, Hannes Lohi, Marjo K Hytönen
A rare hereditary mechanobullous disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB) causes blistering in the skin and the mucosal membranes. To date, nineteen EB-related genes have been discovered in human and other species. We describe here a novel EB variant in dogs. Two newborn littermates of Central Asian Shepherd dogs with severe signs of skin blistering were brought to a veterinary clinic and euthanized due to poor prognosis. In post-mortem examination, the puppies were shown to have findings in the skin and the mucosal membranes characteristic of EB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492107/aborted-tracheo-esophageal-fistula-in-a-neonate
#17
John M Hallett, Victoria Bryant, David Drake, Simi George, Manasvi Upadhyaya
Esophageal atresia (EA) is an uncommon congenital anomaly which is often associated with a tracheoesophageal fistula. An isolated EA is a rarer anomaly and its diagnosis has implications for the ongoing treatment and outcome of the infant. For the first time, we report a case of a premature newborn with a pure EA and a tracheal diverticulum, containing both respiratory and esophageal mucosa. We have termed this an aborted trachea-esophageal fistula. Recognition of these very rare variations of foregut anomalies may contribute to our understanding of their pathogenesis...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478751/off-label-and-unlicensed-drug-use-in-a-spanish-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#18
Vicente Arocas Casañ, Belén Cabezuelo Escribano, Beatriz Garrido-Corro, Pablo De la Cruz Murie, Mª José Blázquez Álvarez, M ª Amelia De la Rubia Nieto
Objetive: To describe off-label and unlicensed drugs in clinical practice in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). METHOD: The design of the study was a descriptive and retrospective three months research in a NICU of a Spanish University Hospital. All prescriptions were classified as approved, off-label and unlicensed drug used, according to the information available on the Summary of Product Characteristics. Off-label drugs prescriptions were divided into four groups (dose, frecuency, age and indication of use) depending on the reason of disconformity...
May 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473324/mir-29b-supplementation-decreases-expression-of-matrix-proteins-and-improves-alveolarization-in-mice-exposed-to-maternal-inflammation-and-neonatal-hyperoxia
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Shaheen Durrani-Kolarik, Caylie A Pool, Ashley Gray, Kathryn Marie Heyob, Mary J Cismowski, Gloria S Pryhuber, L James Lee, Zhaogang Yang, Trent E Tipple, Lynette K Rogers
Even with advances in the care of preterm infants, chronic lung disease or bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) continues to be a significant pulmonary complication. Among those diagnosed with BPD, a subset of infants develop severe BPD with disproportionate pulmonary morbidities. In addition to decreased alveolarization, these infants develop obstructive and/or restrictive lung function due to increases in or dysregulation of extracellular matrix proteins. Analyses of plasma obtained from preterm infants during the first week of life indicate that circulating miR-29b is suppressed in infants that subsequently develop BPD, and that decreased circulating miR-29b is inversely correlated with BPD severity...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468285/immune-tolerant-chronic-hepatitis-b-the-unrecognized-risks
#20
REVIEW
Patrick T F Kennedy, Samuel Litwin, Grace E Dolman, Antonio Bertoletti, William S Mason
Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) progresses through multiple phases, including immune tolerant, immune active, immune control, and, in a subset of patients who achieve immune control, reactivation. The first, the immune tolerant phase, is considered to be prolonged in duration but essentially benign in nature, lacking long-term consequences, and thus not recommended for antiviral therapy. This review challenges the notion that the immune tolerant phase is truly benign and considers the possibility that events during this phase may contribute significantly to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and the premature death of 25% of HBV carriers worldwide...
April 29, 2017: Viruses
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