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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631494/a-study-on-preterm-births-during-2013-2015-shiraz-iran
#1
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/28627083/a-review-of-important-eeg-features-for-the-assessment-of-brain-maturation-in-premature-infants
#2
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
#3
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/28617426/prenatal-non-treatment-decisions-in-extreme-prematurity-evaluation-of-decisional-conflict-and-regret-among-parents
#4
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
#5
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/28613356/outpatient-wide-field-digital-imaging-of-infants-with-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#6
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/28610460/vitamin-d-levels-in-newborns-and-association-with-neonatal-hypocalcemia
#7
Büşra Yılmaz, Canan Aygün, Erhan Çetinoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D has many important functions in our body. Especially in intrauterine and early infancy periods, Vitamin D plays a major role in bone development, growth, and the maturation of tissues such as lung and brain. Fetus is dependent on the mother in terms of Vitamin D and maternal Vitamin D deficiency results in a Vitamin D deficient newborn. The purpose of this study was to determine the levels of Vitamin D in newborns and to investigate the association between Vitamin D status of the baby and neonatal hypocalcemia...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600155/changes-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-from-2006-to-2015-in-united-states-neonatal-intensive-care-units
#8
G Michael Bixler, George C Powers, Reese H Clark, M Whit Walker, Veeral N Tolia
OBJECTIVE: To identify changes in the diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDAs) in infants born premature and report on temporal changes in mortality and morbidity from a large volume of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the US. STUDY DESIGN: We queried the Pediatrix Clinical Data Warehouse for all inborn infants without major anomalies born between 23 and 30 weeks' gestation from 2006 to 2015 for a diagnosis of PDA, use of indomethacin or ibuprofen, history of ductal ligation, mortality, and major morbidities...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589868/-two-year-follow-up-of-infants-born-at-24-weeks-gestation-first-outcomes-following-implementation-of-the-new-guideline-for-perinatal-policy-in-cases-of-extreme-prematurity
#9
C S H Aarnoudse-Moens, M Rijken, R M Swarte, P Andriessen, H J Ter Horst, S M Mulder-de Tollenaer, C Koopman-Esseboom, A R C Laarman, K Steiner, A H B M van der Hoeven, R F Kornelisse, J J Duvekot, N Weisglas-Kuperus
OBJECTIVE: Since 2010 the guideline 'Guideline for perinatal policy in cases of extreme prematurity' has advised an active policy in infants born at 24 weeks gestation. We investigated how infants born at 24 and 25 weeks gestation in the first year following the implementation of the guideline had developed by the age of 2 years. DESIGN: Retrospective national cohort study. METHOD: The study population consisted of all surviving infants born in the Netherlands at 24 or 25 weeks gestation in the period from 1 October 2010 to 1 October 2011...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587906/-early-hypophosphataemia-in-at-risk-newborns-frequency-and-magnitude
#10
Gerardo Bustos Lozano, Álvaro Hidalgo Romero, Ana Melgar Bonis, Noelia Ureta Velasco, Carlos Orbea Gallardo, Carmen Pallás Alonso
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and magnitude of neonatal hypophosphataemia (<4mg/dL) in a neonatal Intensive Care Unit and to describe risk groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of hospitalised newborns over a 44 month period (phase 1). Retrospective study of <1,500g/<32 weeks of gestation newborns over a 6 month period (phase 2). Prospective study of <1,500g or 1,550-2,000g, and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) newborns. Measurements were made on the 1st, 3rd, 7th, and 14th days of life (phase 3)...
June 3, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587880/colorado-retinopathy-of-prematurity-co-rop-screening-algorithm-a-validation-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center
#11
Jason M Huang, Xihui Lin, Yu-Guang He, Jennifer H Cao
PURPOSE: The Colorado retinopathy of prematurity (CO-ROP) model is a novel screening algorithm that recommends screening for ROP in infants meeting the following criteria: gestational age ≤30 weeks, birth weight of ≤1500 g, and a net weight gain of ≤650 g between birth and 4 weeks of age. This study was performed to evaluate the validity of the CO-ROP model in a tertiary referral county hospital. METHODS: Three hundred seventy-four consecutive newborns screened for ROP using national screening guidelines at Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX) from April 1, 2009 to August 30, 2013 were retrospectively applied to the CO-ROP model...
June 3, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586580/impact-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-on-frequency-and-mortality-due-to-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-neonates
#12
Fazeela Shahzad, Naima Umar
OBJECTIVE: Prematurity is still a major problem for health care services throughout the world. Before the late 1980s, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) was the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in preterm new-borns. Frequency of RDS and ensuing mortality in infants treated with antenatal steroid is less than those delivered without this therapy. Many pregnant females deliver before term or 37 weeks, hence may be advised this prophylactic therapy without creating significant maternal or foetal side effects...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580602/randomised-study-showed-that-recorded-maternal-voices-reduced-pain-in-preterm-infants-undergoing-heel-lance-procedures-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#13
G Chirico, R Cabano, G Villa, A Bigogno, M Ardesi, E Dioni
AIM: Alleviating pain in neonates should be the goal of all caregivers. We evaluated whether recorded maternal voices were safe and effective in limiting pain in preterm infants undergoing heel lance procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit of an Italian children's hospital. METHODS: This prospective, controlled study took place from December 2013 to December 2015. We enrolled 40 preterm infants, born at a 26-34 weeks of gestation, at a corrected gestational age 29-36 weeks and randomised them to listen or not listen to a recording of their mother's voice during a painful, routine heel lance for blood collection...
June 5, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579078/developmentally-supportive-care-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-concept-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Jennifer K Peterson, Lorraine S Evangelista
THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES: Improved survival of infants and children with congenital heart disease experience has led to recognition that up to half of congenital heart disease survivors also experience developmental delay. Developmentally supportive care is a care model shown in Neonatal Intensive Care Units to be associated with improved outcomes, but developmentally supportive practices with premature infants may not be equally effective in the cardiac population that includes all ages...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576764/early-postnatal-hyperglycaemia-is-a-risk-factor-for-treatment-demanding-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#15
Carina Slidsborg, Louise Bering Jensen, Steen Christian Rasmussen, Hans Callø Fledelius, Gorm Greisen, Morten de la Cour
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether neonatal hyperglycaemia in the first postnatal week is associated with treatment-demanding retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: This is a Danish national, retrospective, case-control study of premature infants (birth period 2003-2006). Three national registers were searched, and data were linked through a unique civil registration number. The study sample consisted of 106 cases each matched with two comparison infants. Matching criteria were gestational age (GA) at birth, ROP not registered and born at the same neonatal intensive care unit...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575010/effects-of-hiv-infection-on-maternal-and-neonatal-health-in-southern-mozambique-a-prospective-cohort-study-after-a-decade-of-antiretroviral-drugs-roll-out
#16
Raquel González, María Rupérez, Esperança Sevene, Anifa Vala, Sónia Maculuve, Helder Bulo, Arsénio Nhacolo, Alfredo Mayor, John J Aponte, Eusébio Macete, Clara Menendez
INTRODUCTION: The HIV epidemic is concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. However, limited information exists on its impact on women and infant's health since the introduction of antiretroviral drugs in this region, where health resources are often scarce. METHODS: The effect of HIV infection on maternal health, birth outcomes and infant health was analysed in two contemporary cohorts of HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected pregnant women from southern Mozambique. Pregnant women attending the first antenatal care visit were followed until one month after delivery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566120/a-simple-high-dose-gentamicin-regimen-showed-no-side-effects-among-neonates
#17
Anne Sofie Blaabjerg, Poul-Erik Kofoed, Mette Correll Dalegaard, Jesper Fenger-Gron
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of infections in neonates with gentamicin is a balance between optimising bactericidal effect and minimising adverse effects. Previously, at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kolding Hospital, Denmark, neonates suspected of having infections were treated daily with gentamicin 5 mg/kg for the first three days, thus exposing the smallest neonates to double gentamicin amounts compared with those used in most Danish NICUs. We aimed to evaluate if this regimen increased the trough values and oto- and nephrotoxicity...
June 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562257/smoke-free-legislation-in-spain-and-prematurity
#18
Lorena Simón, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Elena Boldo, Rafael Fernández-Cuenca, Cristina Ortiz, Cristina Linares, María José Medrano, Iñaki Galán
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Spain implemented a partial smoking ban in 2006 followed by a comprehensive ban in 2011. The objective was to examine the association between these smoke-free policies and different perinatal complications. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including all live births between 2000 and 2013. Selected adverse birth outcomes were: preterm births (<37 gestational weeks), small for gestational age (SGA; <10th weight percentile according to Spanish reference tables), and low birth weight (<2500 g)...
May 17, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562247/neurodevelopment-the-impact-of-nutrition-and-inflammation-during-preconception-and-pregnancy-in-low-resource-settings
#19
Betty R Vohr, Elysia Poggi Davis, Christine A Wanke, Nancy F Krebs
The rapid pace of fetal development by far exceeds any other stage of the life span, and thus, environmental influences can profoundly alter the developmental course. Stress during the prenatal period, including malnutrition and inflammation, impact maternal and fetal neurodevelopment with long-term consequences for physical and mental health of both the mother and her child. One primary consequence of maternal malnutrition, inflammation, and other sources of prenatal stress is a poor birth outcome, such as prematurity or growth restriction...
April 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560046/a-review-of-delivery-room-resuscitation-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-in-a-middle-income-country
#20
Daynia E Ballot, Faustine Agaba, Peter A Cooper, Victor A Davies, Tanusha Ramdin, Lea Chirwa, David Rakotsoane, Lethile Madzudzo
BACKGROUND: Advanced levels of delivery room resuscitation in very low birth weight infants are reported to be associated with death and complications of prematurity. In resource limited settings, the need for delivery room resuscitation is often used as a reason to limit care in these infants. METHODS: This was a review of delivery room resuscitation in very low birth weight infants born in a tertiary hospital in South Africa between 01 January 2013 and 30 June 2016...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
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