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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769056/report-on-an-international-workshop-on-kangaroo-mother-care-lessons-learned-and-a-vision-for-the-future
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Adriano Cattaneo, Adidja Amani, Nathalie Charpak, Socorro De Leon-Mendoza, Sarah Moxon, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Giorgio Tamburlini, Julieta Villegas, Anne-Marie Bergh
BACKGROUND: Globally, complications of prematurity are the leading cause of death in children under five. Preterm infants who survive their first month of life are at greater risk for various diseases and impairments in infancy, childhood and later life, representing a heavy social and economic burden for families, communities and health and social systems. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is recommended as a beneficial and effective intervention for improving short- and long-term preterm birth outcomes in low- and high-income settings...
May 16, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768111/effect-of-right-lateral-position-with-head-elevation-on-tracheal-aspirate-pepsin-in-ventilated-preterm-neonates-randomized-controlled-trial
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Safaa Shafik Imam, Dina Mohamed Shinkar, Nevine Ahmed Mohamed, Hebatallah Elhamy Mansour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of right lateral positioning in comparison with supine positioning on tracheal aspirate pepsin levels as a marker of aspiration of gastric contents in ventilated preterm neonates. STUDY DESIGN: This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 60 ventilated preterm neonates <35 weeks; 30 neonates were nursed in right lateral position for 6 hours while the other 30 neonates were nursed in supine position for 6 hours. Tracheal aspirate sample was obtained from each neonate in both the groups just after the end of 6 hours and pepsin level was measured...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767630/characterization-of-cardiorespiratory-phase-synchronization-and-directionality-in-late-premature-and-full-term-infants
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Maristella Lucchini, Nicolo Pini, William P Fifer, Nina Burtchen, Maria G Signorini
OBJECTIVE: Though the mutual influence of cardiovascular and respiratory rhythms in healthy newborns has been documented, its full characterization is still pending. In general, activity of many physiological subsystems has a well expressed rhythmic character, and often an interdependency between physiological rhythms emerges early in development. Traditional methods of data analysis only address the quantification of the strength of subsystem interactions. In this work, we will investigate system interrelationships in terms of possible presence of causal or directional interplays...
May 16, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766554/primary-cutaneous-aspergillosis-at-the-site-of-cyanoacrylate-skin-adhesive-in-a-neonate
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Ayan Kusari, Jessica Sprague, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Catalina Matiz, Victoria R Barrio
Primary cutaneous aspergillosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease. We present the case of a premature infant who developed primary cutaneous aspergillosis with Aspergillus niger at the site of a skin abrasion that had been treated with a purple-colored cyanoacrylate product. The infection was treated successfully with gentle debridement of the cyanoacrylate product, followed by intravenous voriconazole and topical fluconazole. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of primary cutaneous aspergillosis occurring at the site of cyanoacrylate-based skin adhesive...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765787/liver-failure-and-conjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-in-a-preterm-neonate-role-of-early-ivig-and-exchange-transfusion
#5
Jayasree Nair, Vasantha H S Kumar
Neonatal liver failure (NLF) is a rare diagnosis but carries with it significant risks of mortality and morbidity. Common etiologies for NLF include metabolic causes, gestational alloimmune liver disease (GALD or neonatal hemochromatosis), and viral infections. We report a case of liver failure in a premature infant with abnormal iron profile within 48 hours of birth. Lack of accepted guidelines for the initial management of severe jaundice with a high direct component in the first week after birth made treatment challenging...
April 2018: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765059/postnatal-microstructural-developmental-trajectory-of-corpus-callosum-subregions-and-relationship-to-clinical-factors-in-very-preterm-infants
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Radhika Teli, Margaret Hay, Alexa Hershey, Manoj Kumar, Han Yin, Nehal A Parikh
Our objectives were to define the microstructural developmental trajectory of six corpus callosum subregions and identify perinatal clinical factors that influence early development of these subregions in very preterm infants. We performed a longitudinal cohort study of very preterm infants (32 weeks gestational age or younger) (N = 36) who underwent structural MRI and diffusion tensor imaging serially at four time points - before 32, 32, 38, and 52 weeks postmenstrual age. We divided the corpus callosum into six subregions, performed probabilistic tractography, and used linear mixed effects models to evaluate the influence of antecedent clinical factors on its microstructural growth trajectory...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764530/influence-of-maternal-adiposity-preterm-birth-and-birth-weight-centiles-on-early-childhood-obesity-in-an-indigenous-australian-pregnancy-through-to-early-childhood-cohort-study
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K G Pringle, Y Q Lee, L Weatherall, L Keogh, C Diehm, C T Roberts, S Eades, A Brown, R Smith, E R Lumbers, L J Brown, C E Collins, K M Rae
Childhood obesity rates are higher among Indigenous compared with non-Indigenous Australian children. It has been hypothesized that early-life influences beginning with the intrauterine environment predict the development of obesity in the offspring. The aim of this paper was to assess, in 227 mother-child dyads from the Gomeroi gaaynggal cohort, associations between prematurity, Gestation Related-Optimal Weight (GROW) centiles, maternal adiposity (percentage body fat, visceral fat area), maternal non-fasting plasma glucose levels (measured at mean gestational age of 23...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763976/effects-of-swaddled-and-sponge-bathing-methods-on-signs-of-stress-and-pain-in-premature-newborns-implications-for-evidence-based-practice
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Sibel Serap Ceylan, Bahire Bolւşւk
AIMS: To determine the effects of sponge baths and swaddled bathing on premature infants' vital signs, oxygen saturation levels, crying times, pain, and stress levels. METHODS: This study was a clinical trial with a crossover design. Data were conducted in the neonatal intensive care unit of a public hospital in Denizli, Turkey. A total of 35 premature infants, who were born at 33-37 weeks gestation with a birth weight <1,500 g, were enrolled in the study. Two bathing methods were applied at 3-day intervals...
May 15, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763673/the-distribution-of-pain-activity-across-the-human-neonatal-brain-is-sex-dependent
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Madeleine Verriotis, Laura Jones, Kimberley Whitehead, Pureza Laudiano-Dray, Ismini Panayotidis, Hemani Patel, Judith Meek, Lorenzo Fabrizi, Maria Fitzgerald
In adults, there are differences between male and female structural and functional brain connectivity, specifically for those regions involved in pain processing. This may partly explain the observed sex differences in pain sensitivity, tolerance, and inhibitory control, and in the development of chronic pain. However, it is not known if these differences exist from birth. Cortical activity in response to a painful stimulus can be observed in the human neonatal brain, but this nociceptive activity continues to develop in the postnatal period and is qualitatively different from that of adults, partly due to the considerable cortical maturation during this time...
May 12, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762472/weaning-time-in-preterm-infants-an-audit-of-italian-primary-care-paediatricians
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Maria Elisabetta Baldassarre, Antonio Di Mauro, Annarita Pedico, Valentina Rizzo, Manuela Capozza, Fabio Meneghin, Gianluca Lista, Nicola Laforgia
INTRODUCTION: According to the 2016 Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) data in Italy, about 6.7% of all newborns are born prematurely. Due to the lack of data on current complementary feeding in preterm infants in Italy, the aim of the survey was to evaluate individual attitudes of primary care paediatricians, concerning the introduction of complementary foods in preterm infants. METHODS: An internet-based survey was conducted among primary care paediatricians, working in Italy, regarding (1) timing of the introduction of complementary foods to preterm newborns; (2) type of complementary foods introduced; (3) vitamin D and iron supplementations...
May 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761879/high-dose-human-milk-feedings-decrease-oxidative-stress-in-premature-infant
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Yimin Chen, Giamila Fantuzzi, Michael Schoeny, Paula Meier, Aloka L Patel
BACKGROUND: Premature infants are susceptible to oxidative stress, increasing the risk for serious morbidities. High-dose human milk (HM) feedings decrease morbidity risks and may reduce oxidative stress in this population. The purpose of this study was to compare oxidative stress using serial urinary F2 -isoprostane concentrations in predominantly HM and preterm formula (PF)-fed premature infants over the first 21 days of life (DOL), while controlling for perinatal oxidative stress exposures including bovine-based human milk fortifier (HMF) or PF introduction to predominantly HM-fed infants...
May 15, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761256/quantitative-analysis-of-cranial-orbital-changes-in-infants-with-anterior-synostotic-plagiocephaly
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Rosalinda Calandrelli, Fabio Pilato, Luca Massimi, Marco Panfili, Concezio Di Rocco, Cesare Colosimo
PURPOSE: The effects of premature fusion of one coronal suture cause skull and orbital alterations in term of side-to-side asymmetry. This study aimed to quantify the cranio-orbital complex changes related to the severity of skull base dysmorphology in patients with unicoronal synostosis. METHODS: Twenty-four infants affected by unicoronal synostosis were subdivided in three subgroups according to the severity of skull base deformity and their high-resolution CT images were quantitatively analyzed (groups IIa, IIb, III)...
May 14, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760105/triplets-birthweight-and-handedness
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Kauko Heikkilä, Catharina E M Van Beijsterveldt, Jari Haukka, Matti Iivanainen, Aulikki Saari-Kemppainen, Karri Silventoinen, Dorret I Boomsma, Yoshie Yokoyama, Eero Vuoksimaa
The mechanisms behind handedness formation in humans are still poorly understood. Very low birthweight is associated with higher odds of left-handedness, but whether this is due to low birthweight itself or premature birth is unknown. Handedness has also been linked to development, but the role of birthweight behind this association is unclear. Knowing that birthweight is lower in multiple births, triplets being about 1.5 kg lighter in comparison with singletons, and that multiples have a higher prevalence of left-handedness than singletons, we studied the association between birthweight and handedness in two large samples consisting exclusively of triplets from Japan ( n = 1,305) and the Netherlands ( n = 947)...
May 14, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759046/classification-of-preterm-birth-with-placental-correlates
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Karen M Chisholm, Mary E Norton, Anna A Penn, Amy Heerema-McKenney
Premature birth lacks a widely accepted classification that unites features of the clinical presentation with placental pathology. To further explore associations between the clinical categories of preterm birth and placental histology, 109 infants with gestational age <34 weeks and birth weight <2000 g were selected and, based on electronic records, were classified into preterm birth categories of preterm labor, prelabor premature rupture of membranes, preeclampsia, indicated preterm birth for maternal factors (other than preeclampsia), indicated preterm birth for fetal factors, and the clinical diagnosis of abruption...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756788/identifying-job-characteristics-related-to-employed-women-s-breastfeeding-behaviors
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Christiane Spitzmueller, Jing Zhang, Candice L Thomas, Zhuxi Wang, Gwenith G Fisher, Russell A Matthews, Lane Strathearn
For employed mothers of infants, reconciliation of work demands and breastfeeding constitutes a significant challenge. The discontinuation of breastfeeding has the potential to result in negative outcomes for the mother (e.g., higher likelihood of obesity), her employer (e.g., increased absenteeism), and her infant (e.g., increased risk of infection). Given previous research findings identifying return to work as a major risk factor for breastfeeding cessation, we investigate what types of job characteristics relate to women's intentions to breastfeed shortly after giving birth and women's actual breastfeeding initiation and duration...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756373/do-feeding-practices-during-transfusion-influence-the-risk-of-developing-necrotising-enterocolitis-in-preterm-infants
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Cathie Hilditch, Amy Keir
Our evidence-based review set out to answer the clinical question 'In a preterm infant (patient) with anaemia of prematurity, do feeding practices (intervention) during blood transfusion reduce the risk of developing transfusion-associated necrotising enterocolitis (outcome)'? We found limited evidence that withholding feeding during red blood cell transfusion in preterm infants may reduce the risk of development of transfusion-associated necrotising enterocolitis. As clinical equipoise seemingly exists, it seems reasonable for individual units to make their own decisions regarding whether to withhold or continue enteral feeds during red blood cell transfusion until further evidence is available...
May 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756067/concurrent-intraoperative-uterine-rupture-and-placenta-accreta-do-preoperative-chronic-hypertension-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-chorioamnionitis-and-placental-abruption-provide-warning-to-this-rare-occurrence
#17
M Anthony Cometa, Scott M Wasilko, Adam L Wendling
Uterine and placental pathology can be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the parturient and infant. When presenting alone, placental abruption, uterine rupture, or placenta accreta can result in significant peripartum hemorrhage, requiring aggressive surgical and anesthetic management; however, the presence of multiple concurrent uterine and placental pathologies can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We present the anesthetic management of a parturient who underwent an urgent cesarean delivery for non-reassuring fetal tracing in the setting of chronic hypertension, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and chorioamnionitis who was subsequently found to have placental abruption, uterine rupture, and placenta accreta...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754868/attitudes-surrounding-the-management-of-neonates-with-severe-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#18
Gillian C Pet, Ryan M McAdams, Lilah Melzer, Assaf P Oron, Simon P Horslen, Adam Goldin, Patrick J Javid
OBJECTIVES: To assess providers' recommendations as to comfort care versus medical and surgical management in clinical scenarios of newborns with severe bowel loss and to assess how a variety of factors influence providers' decision making. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a survey of pediatric surgeons and neonatologists via the American Pediatric Surgical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. We examined how respondents' recommendations were affected by a variety of patient and provider factors...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754462/predictors-of-outcome-of-prematurely-born-infants-with-pulmonary-interstitial-emphysema
#19
Emma Williams, Theodore Dassios, Paul Clarke, Olie Chowdhury, Anne Greenough
AIM: To determine how oxygenation, ventilation efficiency and tidal volume requirements changed with the development of pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) and whether in affected patients a composite gas exchange index predicted death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). METHODS: Infants who developed PIE from 2010 to 2016 were identified. The oxygenation index, ventilation efficiency index, ventilation to perfusion ratio and inspiratory tidal volume were calculated before radiological evidence of PIE (pre-PIE) and at the worst PIE radiographic appearance (PIE-worst)...
May 13, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753546/sildenafil-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-preterm-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#20
David Aboudi, Nithya Swaminathan, Heather Brumberg, Qiuhu Shi, Deborah Friedman, Boriana Parvez, Usha Krishnan
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether sildenafil is associated with worsening retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (≤1500 g) with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective case-control study included VLBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2012. Each infant treated with sildenafil was assigned 3 unexposed controls matched for gestational age, birth weight, and BPD diagnosis...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
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