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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640662/using-probiotics-in-clinical-practice-where-are-we-now-a-review-of-existing-meta-analyses
#1
Mariangela Rondanelli, Milena Anna Faliva, Simone Perna, Attilio Giacosa, Gabriella Peroni, Anna Maria Castellazzi
The scientific literature has demonstrated that probiotics have a broad spectrum of activity, although often the results are contradictory. This study provides a critical overview of the current meta-analyses that have evaluated the efficacy of probiotics in physiological and pathological conditions, such as metabolic disease, antibiotic-associated and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, IBS, constipation, IBD, chemotherapy-associated diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, NAFLD, liver encephalopathy, periodontitis, depression, vaginosis, urinary tract infections, pancreatitis, incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, hospital infection and stay in ICU, mortality of post-trauma patients, necrotising enterocolitis in premature infants...
June 22, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637062/prospective-comparison-of-enfamil-and-similac-liquid-human-milk-fortifier-on-clinical-outcomes-in-premature-infants
#2
Navin Kumar, Ranjan Monga, Venkatesh Sampath, Barb Ehrhart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634380/late-onset-circulatory-collapse-and-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-are-useful-predictors-of-treatment-requiring-retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-9-year-retrospective-analysis
#3
Mitsuru Arima, Shoko Tsukamoto, Kohta Fujiwara, Miwa Murayama, Kanako Fujikawa, Koh-Hei Sonoda
Visual loss caused by retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) will be prevented if treatment-requiring ROP (TR-ROP) can be predicted. In this retrospective study including 418 infants with ≤32 weeks of gestational age (GA) and/or ≤1500 grams of birthweight, we attempted to identify useful predictors. We also examined the efficiency of significant predictors compared with existing predictive models, ROPScore and CHOP model. Multivariable logistic regression analyses supported the following factors were useful for predicting TR-ROP from all infants and infants with any ROP: GA (odds ratio [OR], 0...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631523/the-association-among-prematurity-cochlear-hyperintensity-and-hearing-loss
#4
Michael A Wien, Matthew T Whitehead
Background Prematurity is a major risk factor for neonatal hearing loss. Recent advancements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have made it possible to evaluate structural details of the membranous labyrinths in premature infants that have heretofore been inaccessible. Objective We compared the prevalence of abnormal cochlear signal intensity in premature and term neonates and evaluated for a potential link with hearing loss. Materials and methods We retrospectively reviewed 148 consecutive MR exams performed in premature (< 37 weeks' gestation) and term neonates performed over a 30-month period...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631494/a-study-on-preterm-births-during-2013-2015-shiraz-iran
#5
Elham Jaberi, Mirkazemi Roksana
Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal and infant mortality and a substantial portion of neonatal morbidities. The perinatal mortality and morbidity statistics in developing countries are inadequate. In this study, we assessed prevalence and health outcomes of preterm deliveries in tertiary care university hospitals. A retrospective study of hospital records of premature babies born in all the five governmental tertiary care settings during the time interval of 2013-2015 in Shiraz was conducted. Result of this study showed that there was an overall 127...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630471/candidatus-mycoplasma-girerdii-replicates-diversifies-and-co-occurs-with-trichomonas-vaginalis-in-the-oral-cavity-of-a-premature-infant
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Elizabeth K Costello, Christine L Sun, Erica M Carlisle, Michael J Morowitz, Jillian F Banfield, David A Relman
Genital mycoplasmas, which can be vertically transmitted, have been implicated in preterm birth, neonatal infections, and chronic lung disease of prematurity. Our prior work uncovered 16S rRNA genes belonging to a novel, as-yet-uncultivated mycoplasma (lineage 'Mnola') in the oral cavity of a premature neonate. Here, we characterize the organism's associated community, growth status, metabolic potential, and population diversity. Sequencing of genomic DNA from the infant's saliva yielded 1.44 Gbp of high-quality, non-human read data, from which we recovered three essentially complete (including 'Mnola') and three partial draft genomes (including Trichomonas vaginalis)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630102/the-phenotype-and-function-of-preterm-infant-monocytes-implications-for-susceptibility-to-infection
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Emma de Jong, Tobias Strunk, David Burgner, Pascal M Lavoie, Andrew Currie
The extreme vulnerability of preterm infants to invasive microbial infections has been attributed to "immature" innate immune defenses. Monocytes are important innate immune sentinel cells critical in the defense against infection in blood. They achieve this via diverse mechanisms that include pathogen recognition receptor- and inflammasome-mediated detection of microbes, migration into infected tissues, and differentiation into Mϕs and dendritic cells, initiation of the inflammatory cascade by free radicals and cytokine/chemokine production, pathogen clearance by phagocytosis and intracellular killing, and the removal of apoptotic cells...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629296/atypical-antipsychotic-use-and-outcomes-in-an-urban-maternal-mental-health-service
#8
Susan Hatters Friedman, Charmian Moller-Olsen, Chandni Prakash, Abigail North
Objective Despite many women suffering from psychosis in their childbearing years, limited data exist about the use of atypical antipsychotic agents in pregnancy. Atypical antipsychotic agents are often used to treat bipolar disorder, instead of lithium or valproate because of the known teratogenicity of those agents. As well, atypical antipsychotics are often prescribed in anxiety disorders and depression. This study sought to describe pregnancy outcomes for women prescribed atypical antipsychotics during pregnancy...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628972/urinary-sexual-steroids-associated-with-bisphenol-a-bpa-exposure-in-the-early-infant-stage-preliminary-results-from-a-daishan-birth-cohort
#9
Heng Wang, Liangpo Liu, Jianyue Wang, Zhendong Tong, Jianbo Yan, Tongjie Zhang, Ying Qin, Tingting Jiang, Jianwen She, Heqing Shen
BACKGROUND: Many surveys have shown that older children are ubiquitously exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), and many laboratory studies have shown that BPA exposure has adverse effects related to estrogenic disruption, whereas the evidence in infants has not yet been observed. METHODS: Women in early pregnancy were recruited by the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Service Center, Daishan, China, from March 2012 to December 2014. After delivery, urine samples were collected from the diapers of 59 infants (0 to 6months of age)...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627083/a-review-of-important-eeg-features-for-the-assessment-of-brain-maturation-in-premature-infants
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REVIEW
Elena Pavlidis, Rhodri O Lloyd, Sean Mathieson, Geraldine B Boylan
This review describes the maturational features of the baseline electroencephalogram (EEG) in the neurologically healthy preterm infant. Features such as continuity, sleep state, synchrony and transient waveforms are described, even from extremely preterm infants and includes abundant illustrated examples. The physiological significance of these EEG features and their relationship to neurodevelopment is highlighted where known. This review also demonstrates the importance of multichannel conventional EEG monitoring for preterm infants as many of the features described are not apparent if limited channel EEG monitors are used...
June 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626334/effect-of-neuro-development-treatment-on-motor-development-in-preterm-infants
#11
Eun-Ju Lee
[Purpose] To investigate the effects of Neuro-Development Treatment on development in the preterm infants. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 96 premature infants were recruited for this study; 62 low birth weight preterm infants (<2.5 kg, high risk infants for developmental delay) and 34 premature infants (>2.5 kg, low risk infants for developmental delay). High risk infants were divided into intervention group (32 infants) and control group (30 infants) at time of admission. Low risk infants were into comparative group (34 infants)...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624056/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-different-types-of-stem-cells-in-preserving-gut-barrier-function-in-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#12
Christopher J McCulloh, Jacob K Olson, Yijie Wang, Jennifer Vu, Sarah Gartner, Gail E Besner
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants. Increased intestinal permeability is central to NEC development. We have shown that stem cells (SCs) can reduce the incidence and severity of NEC. Our current goal was to investigate the efficacy of four different types of SC in preservation of gut barrier function during NEC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared (1) amniotic fluid-derived mesenchymal SC, (2) bone marrow-derived mesenchymal SC, (3) amniotic fluid-derived neural SC, and (4) enteric neural SC...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622781/-iron-requirements-during-the-first-6-months-of-life
#13
A Lapillonne, O Becquet
Because of the postnatal redistribution of the iron store, the term infant born after an uneventful pregnancy virtually needs no iron during its first 6 months of life. On the other hand, several factors, such as duration of gestation, gender, mother's iron status, alteration of the iron placental transfer, significantly influence the iron store at birth. Because of their reduced body store at birth and their higher demand during catch-up growth, low birth weight infants should receive an iron supplement, which should be started earlier and given at a higher dose in the more premature infants...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618530/time-dependent-breakdown-of-fiber-networks-uncertainty-of-lifetime
#14
Amanda Mattsson, Tetsu Uesaka
Materials often fail when subjected to stresses over a prolonged period. The time to failure, also called the lifetime, is known to exhibit large variability of many materials, particularly brittle and quasibrittle materials. For example, a coefficient of variation reaches 100% or even more. Its distribution shape is highly skewed toward zero lifetime, implying a large number of premature failures. This behavior contrasts with that of normal strength, which shows a variation of only 4%-10% and a nearly bell-shaped distribution...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617426/prenatal-non-treatment-decisions-in-extreme-prematurity-evaluation-of-decisional-conflict-and-regret-among-parents
#15
R Geurtzen, J Draaisma, R Hermens, H Scheepers, M Woiski, A van Heijst, M Hogeveen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Decisional Conflict and Regret among parents regarding the decision on initiating comfort or active care in extreme prematurity and to relate these to decision-making characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: A nationwide, multicenter, cross-sectional study using an online survey in the Netherlands. Data were collected from March 2015 to March 2016 among all parents with infants born at 24(+0/7)-24(+6/7) weeks gestational age in 2010-2013. The survey contained a Decisional Conflict and Decision Regret Scale (potential scores range from 0 to 100) and decision-making characteristics...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617424/outcomes-following-indomethacin-prophylaxis-in-extremely-preterm-infants-in-an-all-referral-nicu
#16
T D Nelin, E Pena, T Giacomazzi, S Lee, J W Logan, M Moallem, R Bapat, E G Shepherd, L D Nelin
OBJECTIVE: We examined data from a contemporary cohort of extreme prematurity (EP) infants admitted to an all-referral Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to determine whether prophylactic indomethacin (PI) may continue to benefit these patients. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study utilizing the small baby ICU data registry that was queried for all EP infants admitted between 2005 and 2014 with documentation of PI use (671 total EP infants; 141 (21%) did not receive PI (control); 530 (79%) received PI (PI)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614672/composition-and-variation-of-macronutrients-immune-proteins-and-human-milk-oligosaccharides-in-human-milk-from-nonprofit-and-commercial-milk-banks
#17
Laura Meredith-Dennis, Gege Xu, Elisha Goonatilleke, Carlito B Lebrilla, Mark A Underwood, Jennifer T Smilowitz
BACKGROUND: When human milk is unavailable, banked milk is recommended for feeding premature infants. Milk banks use processes to eliminate pathogens; however, variability among methods exists. Research aim: The aim of this study was to compare the macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, fat, energy), immune-protective protein, and human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) content of human milk from three independent milk banks that use pasteurization (Holder vs. vat techniques) or retort sterilization...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613356/outpatient-wide-field-digital-imaging-of-infants-with-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#18
Robert W Arnold, Robin L Grendahl, R Kevin Winkle, Jack Jacob
Eight infants were closely monitored for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); two required laser therapy. After discharge from the NICU, they had outpatient examination with dilated, scleral depressed ROP staging, and each had digital widefield retinal imaging (Optos, Dunfermline, United Kingdom) without lid speculum, or with lid speculum if not cooperative. Images were shared remotely using ROP-Check software (Glacier Medical Software, Anchorage, AK), from which ophthalmologists made clinical impressions...
June 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611933/monochorionic-triamniotic-triplet-pregnancy-complicated-by-twin-reversed-arterial-perfusion-sequence-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Pingshan Pan, Guoyang Luo, Lu Tang, Jeanne D Rolle, Yuqin Qin, Quan Zeng, Jiangting Wei, Yuanfang Chen, Hongwei Wei
Background  Monochorionic-triamniotic pregnancies are rare and fraught with complications. Case  A case of monochorionic-triamniotic triplet pregnancy complicated by twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence is presented. The patient declined termination or selective fetal reduction. Triplet C was acardiac. At 24 weeks, triplet B developed polyhydramnios. At 30 weeks, polyhydramnios was seen in all three amniotic sacs, but without signs of fetal hydrops and with normal Doppler velocimetry measurements in the umbilical artery, middle cerebral artery, and ductus arteriosus of triplets A and B...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611651/usefulness-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-with-severely-dilated-tunica-vasculosa-lentis-and-poor-mydriasis
#20
Tomoaki Higashiyama, Sanae Muraki, Masahito Ohji
BACKGROUND: Laser therapy has been the gold standard treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), while intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) is reported to be of significant benefit for zone I ROP. A problem with laser therapy is that it is difficult to administer in ROP patients with severely dilated tunica vasculosa lentis and poor mydriasis. However, although IVB treatment has been performed in such severe ROP cases, only 1 report has discussed its usefulness. CASE 1: A male infant was born with a birth weight of 382 g at 23 weeks' gestation...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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