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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444360/role-of-early-onset-neutropenia-in-development-of-candidemia-in-premature-infants
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Nermin Ramy, Mohamed Hashim, Heba Abou Hussein, Happy Sawires, Maha Gaafar, Ayat El Maghraby
Background: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of early-onset neutropenia (EON) on the development of candidemia in premature infants and evaluate other risk factors. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was carried out in a neonatal intensive care unit of Cairo University Hospital. Fifty neutropenic premature infants were matched to 50 non-neutropenics. Subjects were then regrouped into candidemics and non-candidemics to study other risk factors such as central venous catheters, mechanical ventilation, parenteral nutrition, drugs as corticosteroids and others...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441512/a-historical-perspective-on-the-transport-of-premature-infants
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Shannon E Perry
A premature newborn was first transported via helicopter from place of birth to a specialty nursery 50 years ago. Since that time, the care of high-risk and premature newborns has evolved, but specialized services are not always available at the birth site. As a result, the demand for newborn transfer continues to grow. Today, neonates are transported to tertiary centers via ground ambulances, helicopters, and airplanes by highly trained personnel using sophisticated incubators and equipment.
April 22, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439729/macular-morphology-in-former-preterm-and-full-term-infants-aged-4-to-10%C3%A2-years
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Achim Fieß, Johannes Janz, Alexander K Schuster, Ruth Kölb-Keerl, Markus Knuf, Bernd Kirchhof, Philipp S Muether, Jacqueline Bauer
OBJECTIVE: To analyse macular retinal and choroidal layer thickness in former preterm and full-term infants and to assess associated perinatal influence factors and functional correlation. METHODS: This prospective controlled, cross-sectional, hospital-based study in a tertiary center of maximum care examined former preterm infants with a gestational age (GA) ≤ 32 weeks and full-term neonates currently aged 4 to 10 years. We investigated data from 397 infants, analysing total foveal retinal thickness and six distinct macular retinal layer and choroidal layer measurements via spectral-domain optical coherence tomography...
April 25, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439384/characteristics-of-neonatal-pneumothorax-in-saudi-arabia-three-years-experience
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Abdulrahman Al Matary, Humariya H Munshi, Sameh Abozaid, Mostafa Qaraqei, Tariq A Wani, Amani K Abu-Shaheen
OBJECTIVES: To identify the incidence, clinical characteristics, predisposing factors, morbidity, and mortality among hospitalized neonates with pneumothorax. METHODS: The records of 2 204 infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia, between 2011 and 2014 were reviewed. All newborns hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit with pneumothorax were included in the study. Participants were evaluated for baseline characteristics, predisposing factors of neonatal pneumothorax (NP), accompanying disorders, and mortality...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423192/systematic-review-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-palivizumab-among-infants-and-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Kok Pim Kua, Shaun Wen Huey Lee
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common pathogen in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF). The use of palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV infection as the standard of care for infants with CF remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of palivizumab in reducing the incidence of RSV hospitalization in children with CF who are younger than 2 years of age. METHODS: Four electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and CENTRAL) were searched from inception until January 31, 2017 for clinical studies investigating the use of palivizumab in infants with CF aged less than 2 years...
April 19, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422440/blood-parameters-of-preterm-neonates-postnatal-evolution-according-to-gestational-age
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P Roudil, C Vasselon, B Trombert-Paviot, C Berger, H Patural
INTRODUCTION: The blood count provides qualitative and quantitative essential information on bloodlines. Reference hematologic parameters have been established in children and neonates, but few data are available regarding the premature population during the first month of life. The main objective of this study was to establish normative values for blood parameters for premature infants born between 26 and <37 weeks of gestation, during the first month of life, taking into account gestational and postnatal age and treatments that can impact the threshold values...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419544/adults-born-preterm-a-review-of-general-health-and-system-specific-outcomes
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REVIEW
Tonse N K Raju, Sonia Buist, Carol J Blaisdell, Marva Moxey-Mims, Saroj Saigal
In this review of 126 publications, we report that an overwhelming majority of adults born at preterm gestations remain healthy and well. However, a small, but a significant fraction of them remain at higher risk for neurological, personality and behavioral abnormalities, cardio-pulmonary functional limitations, systemic hypertension, and metabolic syndrome compared to their term-born counterparts. The magnitude of increased risk differed across organ systems, and varied across reports. The risks were proportional to the degree of prematurity at birth and seemed to occur more frequently among preterm infants born in the final two decades of the 20(th) century and later...
April 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410276/hiv-transmission-to-premature-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Candyce Levin, David Le Roux, Michael Harrison, Lloyd Tooke
There is sparse literature about HIV transmission in preterm infants. 82 HIV exposed preterm infants received birth PCRs. Five (6.1%) were HIV positive with all 5 mothers receiving inadequate antiretrovirals. Of the PCR negative infants, 9 died and 87% of the survivors received further PCR testing which remained negative. With correct care, intrapartum transmission of HIV can virtually be eliminated.
April 13, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409751/early-extubation-failure-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-clinical-outcomes-and-predictive-factors
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K Al-Hathlol, N Bin Saleem, M Khawaji, S Al Saif, I Abdelhakim, B Al-Hathlol, E Bazbouz, Q Al Anzi, A Al-Essa
OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinical outcomes and the potential predictive factors of early extubation failure (EEF) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS: A retrospective study of VLBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over five years. Neonates were intubated and mechanically ventilated on the first day of life, and early extubated within the first 3 days. EEF was defined as the need for re-intubation within 3 days of the first extubation...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407219/multiple-micronutrient-supplementation-for-women-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Batool A Haider, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Multiple-micronutrient (MMN) deficiencies often coexist among women of reproductive age in low- to middle-income countries. They are exacerbated in pregnancy due to the increased demands, leading to potentially adverse effects on the mother and developing fetus. Though supplementation with MMNs has been recommended earlier because of the evidence of impact on pregnancy outcomes, a consensus is yet to be reached regarding the replacement of iron and folic acid supplementation with MMNs...
April 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404669/retinopathy-of-prematurity-screening-and-treatment-in-costa-rica
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Ana Catalina Tabarez-Carvajal, Milagro Montes-Cantillo, Kelly H Unkrich, Rupal H Trivedi, Mae Millicent Winfrey Peterseim
AIM: To determine the recent demographic data, risk factors and results of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening and treatment in Costa Rica. METHODS: The medical records of all preterm infants meeting ROP screening criteria (≤34 weeks' gestational age (GA) or birth weight (BW) ≤1750g, and those determined at risk by neonatologists) in the national healthcare system, Costa Rica, January 2010-December 2014, were retrospectively reviewed. The numbers and percentages of infants with ROP, risk factors, percentage of patients treated and treatment outcomes were determined...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399640/associations-of-maternal-testosterone-and-cortisol-levels-with-health-outcomes-of-mothers-and-their-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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June Cho, Xiaogang Su, Diane Holditch-Davis
OBJECTIVE: Although the roles of testosterone and cortisol in various health problems have been extensively investigated, little is known about their associations with health outcomes in mothers and their very-low-birth weight (VLBW) infants when maternal testosterone and cortisol are examined together during the postpartum period. METHOD: The 101 mother-VLBW infant pairs were recruited from the neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary medical center in the southeastern United States...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398914/does-music-positively-impact-preterm-infant-outcomes
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Alexa OʼToole, Kim Francis, Lori Pugsley
BACKGROUND: The hospital environment leaves preterm infants (PTIs) exposed to various stressors that can disrupt their growth and development. Developmental interventions such as music may be an important strategy to mitigate PTI's stress. This brief evaluates current evidence regarding the impact of music therapy on outcomes for PTIs. PURPOSE: The question guiding this brief is "Do various types of music therapy positively affect physiologic indicators, feeding behaviors/length of stay (LOS) and pain management outcomes for PTIs?" SEARCH STRATEGY: CINAHL/MEDLINE Complete and PubMed databases were searched using keywords preterm infants, premature infants, preterm baby, premature baby, NICU baby, music, and music therapy...
April 8, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391012/mapping-of-pain-circuitry-in-early-post-natal-development-using-manganese-enhanced-mri-in-rats
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M M Sperry, B M Kandel, S Wehrli, K N Bass, S R Das, P S Dhillon, J C Gee, G A Barr
Premature or ill full-term infants are subject to a number of noxious procedures as part of their necessary medical care. Although we know that human infants show neural changes in response to such procedures, we know little of the sensory or affective brain circuitry activated by pain. In rodent models, the focus has been on spinal cord and, more recently, midbrain and medulla. The present study assesses activation of brain circuits using manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI). Uptake of manganese, a paramagnetic contrast agent that is transported across active synapses and along axons, was measured in response to a hindpaw injection of dilute formalin in 12-day-old rat pups, the age at which rats begin to show aversion learning and which is roughly the equivalent of full-term human infants...
April 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390612/the-results-of-newborn-hearing-screening-by-means-of-transient-otoacoustic-emissions-has-anything-changed-over-10-years
#16
Katarzyna Wroblewska-Seniuk, Grazyna Greczka, Piotr Dabrowski, Witold Szyfter, Jan Mazela
OBJECTIVES: Universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) has become the standard of care in many countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of UNHS after ten years of the program in Poland and to compare them with the results of 2003. METHODS: In the study, we analyze the results of UNHS in the University Hospital in Poznan, Poland. Between 01.01.2013 and 31.12.2013, 6827 children were examined by means of otoacoustic emissions. RESULTS: Risk factors (RF) were identified in 772 (11...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383537/in-hospital-outcomes-of-premature-infants-with-severe-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#17
W Jackson, C P Hornik, J A Messina, K Guglielmo, A Watwe, G Delancy, A Valdez, T MacArthur, S Peter-Wohl, P B Smith, V N Tolia, M M Laughon
OBJECTIVE: To characterize in-hospital outcomes of premature infants diagnosed with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including premature infants with severe BPD discharged from 348 Pediatrix Medical Group neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2015. RESULTS: There were 10 752 infants with severe BPD, and 549/10 752 (5%) died before discharge. Infants who died were more likely to be male, small for gestational age, have received more medical interventions and more frequently diagnosed with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis, culture-proven sepsis and pulmonary hypertension following 36 weeks of postmenstrual age compared with survivors...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378030/potassium-regulation-in-the-neonate
#18
Melvin Bonilla-Félix
Potassium, the major cation in intracelluar fluids, is essential for vital biological functions. Neonates maintain a net positive potassium balance, which is fundamental to ensure somatic growth but places these infants, especially those born prematurely, at risk for life-threatening disturbances in potassium concentration [K(+)] in the extracellular fluid compartment. Potassium conservation is achieved by maximizing gastrointestinal absorption and minimizing renal losses. A markedly low glomerular filtration rate, plus adaptations in tubular transport along the nephron, result in low potassium excretion in the urine of neonates...
April 4, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377402/assessing-initial-response-to-high-frequency-jet-ventilation-in-premature-infants-with-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure
#19
Craig R Wheeler, Craig D Smallwood, Iris O'Donnell, Daniel Gagner, Martha C Sola-Visner
BACKGROUND: High-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) has been used in conjunction with conventional ventilation for infants with respiratory failure. We sought to identify parameters that were associated with successful application of HFJV in patients with hypercapnic respiratory failure. METHODS: A single-center, retrospective review of infants who received HFJV was conducted. Subjects were enrolled if birthweight was ≤2,000 g and capillary PCO2 was ≥55 mm Hg...
April 4, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370492/the-flexion-withdrawal-reflex-increases-in-premature-infants-at-22-26-weeks-of-gestation-due-to-changes-in-spinal-cord-excitability
#20
Kyriakos Martakis, Christoph Hünseler, Peter Herkenrath, Kruthika Thangavelu, Angela Kribs, Bernhard Roth
AIM: Our aim was to study the development of the cutaneous flexion withdrawal reflex among premature infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of the Children's Hospital, University of Cologne, in 2013. METHODOLOGY: This longitudinal cohort study explored the development of spinal cord excitability of 19 premature infants born at 22-26 weeks of gestation. We performed five investigations per subject and studied changes in the reflex threshold with increasing postnatal age at different behavioural states...
March 31, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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