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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152912/physiological-and-anatomical-dead-space-in-mechanically-ventilated-newborn-infants
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Theodore Dassios, Paul Dixon, Ann Hickey, Sotirios Fouzas, Anne Greenough
OBJECTIVES: To compare the anatomical (VD-Ana ) and alveolar dead space (VD-Alv ) in term and prematurely born infants and identify the clinical determinants of those indices. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: VD-Ana and VD-Alv will be higher in prematurely born compared to term born infants. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data collected at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. PATIENT SELECTION: Fifty-six infants (11 term, 45 preterm) were studied at a median age of 8 (IQR 2-33) days...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148239/metabolic-signature-of-microvescicles-from-umbilical-cord-mesenchimal-stem-cells-of-preterm-and-term-infants
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Maurizio Bruschi, Laura Santucci, Silvia Ravera, Martina Bartolucci, Andrea Petretto, Daniela Calzia, Gianmarco Ghiggeri, Luca A Ramenghi, Giovanni Candiano, Isabella Panfoli
PURPOSE: Microvesicles, 200-1000 nm bodies budding from the cell plasma membrane, are a promising source of biomarkers. This study aimed at comparing the proteome of Microvesicles collected by ultracentrifugation from cultured Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Human Umbilical Cord of Preterm newborns(<34-weeks gestational age) in comparison to infants at Term(≥37 weeks). This discovery study was designed to establish the signature of prematurity. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Orbitrap mass spectrometry, statistical, bioinformatics and biochemical analyses were employed...
November 16, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141932/umbilical-artery-perforation-a-potentially-life-threatening-complication-of-umbilical-artery-catheterisation
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Daniel Molanus, Machteld van Scherpenzeel, Joep Derikx, Frank van den Dungen
Umbilical artery catheterisation is frequently performed in preterm or critically ill newborn infants for invasive monitoring of blood pressure and blood sampling for laboratory tests. It is associated with well-known complications like catheter-related infections, thromboembolic events and aneurysmal formation of the aorta. In this report, we present another major complication of umbilical artery catheterisation: umbilical artery perforation. This complication occurred in a prematurely born infant and resulted in severe haemorrhagic shock, subsequent renal failure and severe periventricular leukomalacia...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141590/health-nutrition-and-development-of-children-born-preterm-and-low-birth-weight-in-rural-rwanda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catherine M Kirk, Jean Claude Uwamungu, Kim Wilson, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Neo Tapela, Peter Niyigena, Christian Rusangwa, Merab Nyishime, Evrard Nahimana, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Christine Mutaganzwa, Eric Ngabireyimana, Francis Mutabazi, Hema Magge
BACKGROUND: As care for preterm and low birth weight (LBW) infants improves in resource-limited settings, more infants are surviving the neonatal period. Preterm and (LBW) infants are at high-risk of nutritional and medical comorbidities, yet little is known about their developmental outcomes in low-income countries. This study evaluated the health, nutritional, and developmental status of preterm/LBW children at ages 1-3 years in Rwanda. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of preterm/LBW infants discharged between October 2011 and October 2013 from a hospital neonatal unit in rural Rwanda...
November 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137526/tools-to-reduce-newborn-deaths-in-africa
#5
Rebecca R Richards-Kortum
An engineering team designs a breathing device specifically for premature babies born in low-resource health care settings.
November 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135357/short-term-refractive-effects-of-propranolol-hydrochloride-prophylaxis-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-very-preterm-newborns
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Levent Korkmaz, Cagatay Karaca, Mustafa Ali Akin, Osman Bastug, Mustafa Sahiner, Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk, Selim Kurtoglu
PURPOSE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the major problems of surviving premature infants with several ophthalmic morbidities such as increased risk of refractive errors, strabismus, and cortical visual impairment. Use of propranolol hydrochloride (PH) for the prevention of ROP is a new promising treatment modality. However, long-term effects are still to be defined. In our study, we aimed to investigate the short-term refractive effects of PH used for ROP prophylaxis in very preterm newborns...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132768/pr%C3%A3-vention-et-prise-en-charge-de-l%C3%A2-infection-herp%C3%A3-tique-au-cours-de-la-grossesse-et-de-l%C3%A2-accouchement%C3%A2-recommandations-pour-la-pratique-clinique-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-texte-des-recommandations-texte-court
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M-V Sénat, O Anselem, O Picone, L Renesme, N Sananès, C Vauloup-Fellous, Y Sellier, J-P Laplace, L Sentilhes
OBJECTIVE: Identify measures to diagnose, prevent and treat genital herpes infection during pregnancy and childbirth and neonatal infection. METHODS: Bibliographic search from Medline, Cochrane Library databases and research of international clinical practice guidelines. RESULTS: Genital herpes lesion is most often due to HSV2 (LE2). The risk of HSV seroconversion during pregnancy is 1 to 5% (LE2). Genital herpes ulceration during pregnancy in a woman with history of genital herpes corresponds with a recurrence...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130760/risk-factors-for-premature-birth-in-french-guiana-the-importance-of-reducing-health-inequalities
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Malika Leneuve-Dorilas, Anne Favre, Gabriel Carles, Alphonse Louis, Mathieu Nacher
French Guiana has the highest birth rate in South America. This French territory also has the highest premature birth rate and perinatal mortality rate of all French territories. The objective was to determine the premature birth rate and to identify the prevalence of risk factors of premature birth in French Guiana. A retrospective study of all births in French Guiana was conducted between January 2013 to December 2014 using the computerized registry compiling all live births over 22 weeks of gestation on the territory...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130125/towards-the-womb-of-neonatal-intensive-care
#9
Michael A van Manen
Within the mother's womb, life finds its first stirrings. The womb shelters the fetus, the growing child within. We recognize the existential traces of a wombed existence when a newborn calms in response to being held; when a newborn stills in response to his or her mother's heartbeat; and, when a newborn startles in the presence of bright light. Yet, how does experiential human life begin within another human being? What are the conditions and paths of becoming for the fetus within the womb? And for the child born early, what "womb" welcomes the premature child in neonatal intensive care?...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120456/indicators-of-skin-barrier-integrity-among-newborns-massaged-with-mustard-oil-in-rural-nepal
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A Summers, M O Visscher, S K Khatry, J B Sherchand, S C LeClerq, J Katz, J M Tielsch, L C Mullany
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the skin barrier changes during postnatal month 1 among infants receiving routine mustard oil massage in the humid conditions of rural Nepal. STUDY DESIGN: This was an observational study among 500 live-born neonates receiving mustard oil massage. Skin integrity such as erythema, rash, dryness, skin pH, stratum corneum protein concentration and transepidermal water loss was measured on days 1, 3, 7, 14 and 28...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119319/olfactory-stimulation-may-promote-oral-feeding-in-immature-newborn-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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H Cao Van, N Guinand, E Damis, A L Mansbach, A Poncet, T Hummel, B N Landis
Premature newborns have an increased mortality and morbidity due to respiratory immaturity and inefficient oral feeding performance. Transient assistance with feeding tubes until oral performance improves is required with consequent hospital admission. Based on a controlled and randomized study, we tested whether olfactory stimulation compared to odorless stimulation could accelerate the switch from feeding tube to satisfactory oral feeding. Fifty newborns were included and randomly assigned to either odorless or olfactory stimulation with anise or cinnamon...
November 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113524/how-does-preeclampsia-affect-neonates-highlights-in-the-disease-s-immunity
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Lina R Marins, Leonardo B Anizelli, Ana L Sarquis, Mariana D Romanowski
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) is the primary obstetrical cause in one to four perinatal deaths. Although the etiology and pathogenesis of preeclampsia is not fully known, a proinflammatory immune state prevails and can disrupt fetal hematopoiesis. Some of the effects on the newborn include neonatal thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, a reduction in T regulatory cells and an increased cytotoxic natural killer cell profile. METHOD: Electronic databases were searched, and defined criteria were applied to select articles for review...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107079/clonal-spread-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Wirlaine Glauce Maciel, Kesia Esther da Silva, Julio Croda, Rodrigo Cayô, Ana Carolina Ramos, Romário Oliveira de Sales, Gleyce Hellen de Almeida de Souza, José Victor Bortolotto Bampi, Leticia Cristina Limiere, Junior César Casagrande, Ana Cristina Gales, Simone Simionatto
Acinetobacter baumannii has been frequently associated with colonization and/or infection in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). In this study, we describe a clonal spread of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) isolates in a NICU. A total of 21 CRAB isolates were collected from premature newborns. Only polymyxin B was active against such isolates. Nineteen CRAB isolates were clonally related (cluster C that belonged to worldwide-disseminated ST1). All newborns had peripheral access and previously received β-lactams therapy...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103237/inflammatory-response-in-preterm-newborns-born-after-prolonged-premature-rupture-of-membranes-is-there-a-correlation-with-placental-histological-findings
#14
Neri Katz, Letizia Schreiber, Anat Oron, Sarel Halachmi, David Kohelet
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates in the United States. Early recognition of sepsis in this population is a challenging task since overt clinical signs can be difficult to determine. C-reactive protein (CRP), one of the most frequently non-specific used laboratory test, can indirectly aid the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between histological findings in the placenta of preterm newborns born after prolonged rupture of membranes, CRP levels, and blood cultures...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101776/the-effects-of-massage-by-mothers-on-mother-infant-attachment
#15
Mahnaz Shoghi, Soroor Sohrabi, Mahboobe Rasouli
Context • Transferring a newborn to the intensive care unit due to a premature birth is a major obstacle in the establishment of emotional attachment between a mother and her child. Researchers believe that the formation and continuation of such an attachment have a profound effect on the child's mental development and behavior in the coming years of life. Not all studies have agreed, however, that skin contact alone, such as massage provides, can improve attachment. Objective • The aim of this study was to determine the effects on maternal attachment behaviors of infants hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of massage provided by mothers for their premature neonates...
November 4, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101037/hyperoxia-mediated-transcriptional-activation-of-cytochrome-p4501a1-cyp1a1-and-decreased-susceptibility-to-oxygen-mediated-lung-injury-in-newborn-mice
#16
Weiwu Jiang, Paramahamsa Maturu, Yanhong Wei Liang, Lihua Wang, Krithika Lingappan, Xanthi Couroucli
Hyperoxia contributes to the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in premature infants. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that newborn transgenic mice carrying the human CYP1A1-Luc promoter will display transcriptional activation of the human CYP1A1 promoter in vivo upon exposure to hyperoxia, and that these mice will be less susceptible to hyperoxic lung injury and alveolar simplification than similarly exposed wild type (WT) mice. Newborn WT (CD-1) or transgenic mice carrying a 13.2 kb human CYP1A1 promoter and the luciferase (Luc) reporter gene (CYP1A1-luc) were maintained in room air or exposed to hyperoxia (85% O2) for 7-14 days...
October 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100870/rationing-potentially-inappropriate-treatment-in-newborn-intensive-care-in-developed-countries
#17
REVIEW
Dominic Wilkinson, Stavros Petrou, Julian Savulescu
In newborn intensive care, parents sometimes request treatment that professionals regard as 'futile' or 'potentially inappropriate'. One reason not to provide potentially inappropriate treatment is because it would be excessively costly relative to its benefit. Some public health systems around the world assess the cost-effectiveness of treatments and selectively fund those treatments that fall within a set threshold. This article explores the application of such thresholds to questions in newborn intensive care: (i) when a newborn infant's chance of survival is too small; (ii) how long treatment should continue; (iii) when quality of life is too low; and (iv) when newborn infants are too premature for cost-effective intensive care...
October 31, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089704/neonatal-gastrointestinal-perforations-the-10-year-experience-of-a-reference-hospital
#18
Mehmet Saraç, Ünal Bakal, Mustafa Aydın, Tugay Tartar, Aysen Orman, Erdal Taşkın, Şenay Canpolat, Ahmet Kazez
The aim of this study was to present our experiences with, as well as the factors that affect, the treatment and outcome of patients with neonatal gastrointestinal perforations (GIPs). Thirty-eight newborn cases that were operated on for GIP in our hospital's tertiary newborn intensive care unit between January 2005 and December 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. The patients were divided into the two following groups: group 1, perforations related to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and group 2, non-NEC perforations...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082010/prenatal-and-perinatal-risk-factors-for-disability-in-a-rural-nepali-birth-cohort
#19
Edward J N Haworth, Kirti M Tumbahangphe, Anthony Costello, Dharma Manandhar, Dhruba Adhikari, Bharat Budhathoki, Dej Krishna Shrestha, Khadka Sagar, Michelle Heys
BACKGROUND: Improving newborn health remains a global health priority. Little however is known about the neurodevelopmental consequences for survivors of complications in pregnancy, labour and the neonatal period in in low-income countries outside of small selective and typically urban facility studies. We ask which antenatal, birth and neonatal factors are associated with disability in childhood in a large community birth cohort from rural Nepal. METHODS: 6436 infants were recruited during a cluster randomised control trial (RCT) of participatory women's groups (ISRCTN31137309), of whom 6075 survived beyond 28 days...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081936/the-role-of-interleukin-6-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-premature-infants
#20
Mehrdad Mirzarahimi, Manouchehr Barak, Abdolkarim Eslami, Afsaneh Enteshari-Moghaddam
Septicemia is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in newborns. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the early diagnosis of Sepsis in premature newborns. This cross-sectional study was conducted on preterm infants admitted to NICU of Hospital Buali in Ardabil city, Iran. C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-6 and complete blood count tests have been done in baseline, third and seventh day. Collected data analyzed by one-sample t-test, repeated measures and ANOVA in SPSS...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Reports
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