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Mehran Peyvasteh, Shahnam Askarpour, Nasrollah Ostadian, Mohammad-Reza Moghimi, Hazhir Javaherizadeh
Background: Hirschsprung's disease is the most common cause of pediatric intestinal obstruction. Contrast enema is used for evaluation of the patients with its diagnosis. Aim: To evaluate sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of radiologic findings for diagnosis of Hirschsprung in patients underwent barium enema. Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out in Imam Khomeini Hospital for one year starting from 2012, April...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Jonathan Kei, Donald P Mebust
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that an adult 8.0 endotracheal tube (ETT) connected to a neonatal meconium aspirator would improve suctioning during emergent endotracheal intubation compared to the Yankauer suction instrument, the standard tool used by emergency physicians. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of a Yankauer vs. an ETT-meconium aspirator set-up in suctioning liquids of different viscosities. METHODS: The Yankauer and ETT-meconium aspirator device underwent a head-to-head timed comparison, suctioning 250 mL of three different fluids, varying in viscosity...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Afsin A Kundak, Ayhan Pektas, Aysegul Zenciroglu, Semra Ozdemir, Umit B Barutcu, Utku A Orun, Nurullah Okumus
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to determine the role of toxic elements and trace elements in the pathogenesis of conotruncal heart defects by measuring their concentrations in the first meconium specimens of the affected newborns. METHODS: Concentrations of lead, cadmium, iron, zinc, and copper were measured in 1st-day meconium specimens that were collected from 60 newborns with conotruncal heart defects (Group I) and 72 healthy newborns (Group II)...
October 18, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
Xiang Kong, Yan Kong, Fangyuan Zhang, Tingting Wang, Jin Yan
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a specific pregnancy-related disorder without standard medical therapies. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the most used medicine, but the efficacy and safety of UDCA remain uncertain. Several meta-analyses had been made to assess the effects of UDCA in ICP. However, the samples were not large enough to convince obstetricians to use UDCA. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects and safety of UDCA in patients with ICP, which included only randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Romana Furrer, Katharina Winter, Leonhard Schäffer, Roland Zimmermann, Tilo Burkhardt, Christian Haslinger
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate postpartum blood loss in women with treated intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. METHODS: In a retrospective case-control study, 15,083 deliveries including 348 women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (2.3%) were analyzed from 2004 to 2014. To adjust for differences in baseline characteristics, a propensity analysis was performed and women in the control group were matched to the women in the intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy group in a 5:1 ratio...
October 6, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joseph F Levy, Marjorie A Rosenberg, Philip M Farrell
BACKGROUND: Previous estimates of the cost of care for pediatric Cystic fibrosis (CF) showed wide variation, without specific summary of pulmonary drug costs. METHODS: Enrolled CF children from the Wisconsin newborn screening trial were evaluated quarterly per protocol. Assessments systematically included all treatments, hospitalizations, and nutritional and pulmonary outcomes. Direct medical costs from hospital billing and medical records from 1989 to 2010 were used to describe costs by age-ranges and subgroups throughout follow-up...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Bi-Cheng Yang, Feng Wang, Xiao Yang, Wei Zou, Jia-Chun Wang, Yang Zou, Fa-Ying Liu, Huai Liu, Ou-Ping Huang
Newborn screening is one of public health concerns designed to screen infants shortly after birth. Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke such as nicotine has been reported to effects on babies. Levels of nicotine and cotinine in meconium were widely used to evaluate the tobacco exposure of fetuses during pregnancy in a polluted environment. In this study, medical swabs were applied to collect meconium from newborn infants for detection of nicotine and cotinine by touch spray-mass spectrometry (TS-MS). Parameters such as choice of spray solvents, solvent volume and collision energy for screening of nicotine and cotinine were optimized...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
R Sahni, X Ameer, K Ohira-Kist, J-T Wung
OBJECTIVES: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is effective in conjunction with tracheal intubation (TI) and mechanical ventilation (MV) for treating arterial pulmonary hypertension and hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF) in near-term and term newborns. Non-invasive respiratory support with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is increasingly used to avoid morbidity associated with TI and MV, yet the effectiveness of iNO delivery via nasal CPAP remains unknown. To evaluate the effectiveness of iNO delivered via the bubble nasal CPAP system in term and preterm newborns with HRF...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Eiji Hirakawa, Satoshi Ibara, Takuya Tokuhisa, Yoshinobu Maede, Takako Kuwahara, Chie Ishihara, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Yoshiki Naitou, Masakatsu Yamamoto, Masaya Kibe, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Tomonori Kurimoto, Masato Kamitomo, Kazutoshi Cho, Hisanori Minakami
BACKGROUND: There have been few reports regarding outcomes after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in newborn Japanese infants. METHODS: A review of 61 neonates with ECMO through January 1995 at a single center was performed. ECMO was used in neonates with oxygenation index > 20 after conventional treatments. Background factors, such as etiology, vascular access mode (veno-venous [VV] or veno-arterial [VA]), number of days with ECMO, and early ECMO (within 24 hours after birth), were analyzed in relation to outcome with respect to survival to hospital discharge (SHD)...
October 3, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Masahito Sato, Yoshinori Hamada, Miyuki Kohno, Kazuya Ise, Keiichi Uchida, Hiromi Ogata, Hiroaki Masuyama, Yoshiki Morotomi, Masao Yasufuku, Motoshi Wada
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify the current clinical features of neonatal gastrointestinal perforation in Japan. METHODS: A questionnaire about cases of neonatal gastrointestinal perforation treated in recent 5 years was sent to participating institutions of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons (JSPS). RESULTS: Five hundred and thirty-six neonates with gastrointestinal perforation were treated. They consisted of 42 patients with gastric rupture/perforation (GR), 33 patients with intestinal atresia/stenosis (IA), 3 patients with malrotation (ML), 118 patients with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), 160 patients with focal intestinal perforation (FIP), 46 patients with meconium-related ileus (MRI), 77 patients with meconium peritonitis (MP), and 57 patients with other conditions...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Raghu S Ramareddy, Anand Alladi
AIM: To report a series of scrotal abscess, a rare problem, their etiology, and management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of children who presented with scrotal abscess between January 2010 and March 2015, analyzed with respect to clinical features, pathophysiology of spread and management. RESULTS: Eight infants and a 3-year-old phenotypically male child presented with scrotal abscess as a result of abdominal pathologies which included mixed gonadal dysgenesis (MGD) [1]; three anorectal malformations with ectopic ureter [1], urethral stricture [1], and neurogenic bladder [1]; meconium peritonitis with meconium periorchitis [2], ileal atresia [1], and intra-abdominal abscess [1]; posturethroplasty for Y urethral duplication with metal stenosis [1] and idiopathic pyocele [1]...
October 2016: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Azar Mehrabadi, Sarka Lisonkova, K S Joseph
BACKGROUND: Although respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is considered a disease of prematurity, there is evidence to suggest heterogeneity between early and late gestation RDS. We examined the epidemiologic features of RDS occurring at early and late gestation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including live births in the United States in 2005-06, with information obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics. Early (<32 weeks) and late gestation RDS (≥39 weeks) were contrasted in terms of risk factors and associations with pregnancy complications, obstetric intervention and co-morbidity...
September 27, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Dan Shan, Yayi Hu, Peiyuan Qiu, Bechu Shelley Mathew, Yun Chen, Si Li, Yuan Hu, Lijun Lin, Zhi Wang, Luping Li
The aim of the present work was to determine maternal and fetal outcomes of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) in twin pregnancies. All twin pregnancies delivered above 28 gestational weeks in West China Second University Hospital from January 2013 to May 2015 were included. Data on maternal demographics and obstetric complications together with fetal outcomes were collected. The risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes were determined in relation to ICP by crude odds ratios (OR) and adjusted ORs (aOR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI)...
September 28, 2016: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
Alessandro Ghidini, Daniel Stewart, John C Pezzullo, Anna Locatelli
PURPOSE: To explore whether the characteristics of vacuum delivery are associated with the occurrence of head injury and neonatal complications. METHODS: Retrospectively cohort study of vacuum-assisted attempted vaginal deliveries of singletons. We studied the association of total duration of vacuum application and number of pulls and cup dislodgement with (1) primary outcome: the occurrence of major (subgaleal hemorrhage, skull fracture, and intracranial hemorrhage) or minor (cephalohematoma, scalp laceration more extensive than simple abrasions) neonatal head injuries and (2) secondary outcome: the occurrence of neonatal complications, including 5-min Apgar score <7, umbilical artery pH < 7...
September 28, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Dimitrios Papoutsis, Angeliki Antonakou, Adam Gornall, Chara Tzavara, Michelle Mohajer
PURPOSE: To develop a risk-assessment model for the prediction of emergency cesarean section (CS) in women having induction of labor (IOL). METHODS: This was an observational cohort study of women with IOL for any indication between 2007 and 2013. Women induced for stillbirths and with multiple pregnancies were excluded. The primary objective was to identify risk factors associated with CS delivery and to construct a risk-prediction tool. RESULTS: 6169 women were identified with mean age of 28...
September 27, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Alykhan Lalani, P Benson Ham, Linda J Wise, John M Daniel, K Christian Walters, Walter L Pipkin, Brian Stansfield, Robyn M Hatley, Jatinder Bhatia
Treatment of gastroschisis often requires multiple surgical procedures to re-establish abdominal domain, reduce abdominal contents, and eventually close the abdominal wall. In patients who have concomitant respiratory failure requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), this process becomes further complicated. This situation is rare and only five such cases have been reported in the ECMO registry database. Management of three of the five patients along with results and implications for future care of similar patients is discussed here...
September 2016: American Surgeon
Ioanna Katsikantami, Stavros Sifakis, Manolis N Tzatzarakis, Elena Vakonaki, Olga-Ioanna Kalantzi, Aristidis M Tsatsakis, Apostolos K Rizos
Phthalates are ubiquitous environmental contaminants which are used in industry as plasticizers and additives in cosmetics. They are classified as Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) which impair the human endocrine system inducing fertility problems, respiratory diseases, childhood obesity and neuropsychological disorders. The aim of this review is to summarize the current state of knowledge on the toxicity that phthalates pose in humans based on human biomonitoring studies conducted over the last decade...
September 23, 2016: Environment International
Adam S Dingens, Tessa S Fairfortune, Susan Reed, Caroline Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) during pregnancy is a well-established risk factor for preterm birth and other preterm pregnancy complications. Little is known about adverse neonatal outcomes associated with BV exposure in full-term births, nor its influence on adverse outcomes independent of its effect on gestational age. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between BV during pregnancy and adverse neonatal outcomes among full-term and preterm infants. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of Washington State mother/infant pairs from 2003-2013, stratified by full-term (primary outcomes) and preterm births (secondary outcomes)...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Vishnu Bhartiya, Richa Sharma, Anand Kumar, Himsweta Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Screening for fetal distress is a big challenge for obstetricians. Labor admission test by cardiotocography (CTG) can be utilized to differentiate between mothers, in whom continuous fetal monitoring is needed and those who can be managed by intermittent auscultation. Admission CTG is commonly used screening test which aims to identify on admission to the delivery unit the fetus at increased risk of intrapartum hypoxia. We conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of CTG in low- and high-risk women...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Hamideh Pakniat, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Fatemeh Ranjkesh
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether MSAF is associated with endometritis after delivery. METHODS: This cohort study was conducted from 2012 to 2013 in Kosar Hospital of Qazvin, Iran. All women with cesarean delivery (1239 women) beyond 37 weeks of gestational age participated in the study. Data were collected on rates of endomyometritis, quality of amniotic fluid and were analyzed with bivariate and multivariate statistics. Probability values of <...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
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