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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329090/simultaneous-accelerated-solvent-extraction-and-hydrolysis-of-11-nor-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic-acid-glucuronide-in-meconium-samples-for-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#1
Cinthia de Carvalho Mantovani, Jefferson Pereira E Silva, Guilherme Forster, Rafael Menck de Almeida, Edna Maria de Albuquerque Diniz, Mauricio Yonamine
Cannabis misuse during pregnancy is associated with severe impacts on the mother and baby health, such as newborn low birth weight, growth restriction, pre-term birth, neurobehavioral and developmental deficits. In most of the cases, drug abuse is omitted or denied by the mothers. Thus, toxicological analyzes using maternal-fetal matrices takes place as a suitable tool to assess drug use. Herein, meconium was the chosen matrix to evaluate cannabis exposure through identification and quantification of 11-nor-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic (THCCOOH)...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324051/anti-il-8-antibody-potentiates-the-effect-of-exogenous-surfactant-in-respiratory-failure-caused-by-meconium-aspiration
#2
Pavol Mikolka, Jana Kopincova, Petra Kosutova, Maros Kolomaznik, Andrea Calkovska, Daniela Mokra
AIM: Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is life-threatening respiratory failure of newborns which can be treated by exogenous surfactant. In response to meconium, increased levels of chemokine IL-8 (CXCL8) stimulate massive neutrophil infiltration of the lungs. Local accumulation and activation of neutrophils, on-going inflammation, lung edema, and oxidative damage contribute to inactivation of endogenous and therapeutically given surfactants. Therefore, we have hypothesized that addition of monoclonal anti-IL-8 antibody into exogenous surfactant can mitigate the neutrophil-induced local injury and the secondary surfactant inactivation and may finally result in improvement of respiratory functions...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319634/hyperoxia-and-hypocapnia-during-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-associations-with-complications-mortality-and-functional-status-among-survivors
#3
Katherine Cashen, Ron Reeder, Heidi J Dalton, Robert A Berg, Thomas P Shanley, Christopher J L Newth, Murray M Pollack, David Wessel, Joseph Carcillo, Rick Harrison, J Michael Dean, Robert Tamburro, Kathleen L Meert
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of hyperoxia and hypocapnia during pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and their relationships to complications, mortality, and functional status among survivors. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data collected prospectively by the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. SETTING: Eight Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network-affiliated hospitals. PATIENTS: Age less than 19 years and treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304139/early-neonatal-mortality-and-neurological-outcomes-of-neonatal-resuscitation-in-a-resource-limited-setting-on-the-thailand-myanmar-border-a-descriptive-study
#4
Sophie Janet, Verena I Carrara, Julie A Simpson, Nant War War Thin, Wah Wah Say, Naw Ta Mlar Paw, Kesinee Chotivanich, Claudia Turner, Jane Crawley, Rose McGready
BACKGROUND: Of the 4 million neonatal deaths worldwide yearly, 98% occur in low and middle-income countries. Effective resuscitation reduces mortality and morbidity but long-term outcomes in resource-limited settings are poorly described. This study reports on newborn neurological outcomes following resuscitation at birth in a resource-limited setting where intensive newborn care including intubation is unavailable. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of births records from 2008 to 2015 at Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) on the Thailand-Myanmar border...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301466/immediate-perinatal-outcomes-of-postterm-deliveries
#5
Or Maoz, Tamar Wainstock, Eyal Sheiner, Asnat Walfisch
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether postterm pregnancy (≥42 0/7 weeks' gestation) increases the risk for adverse perinatal outcome. STUDY DESIGN: In this population based cohort study, all singleton deliveries occurring between 1991 and 2014 in a tertiary medical center were included. Pregnancy and perinatal outcomes were compared between postterm and term deliveries (37 0/7 to 41 6/7 weeks' gestation). Preterm deliveries, unknown gestational age, congenital malformations, and multiple gestations, were excluded...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296002/exposure-to-tobacco-smoke-and-validation-of-smoking-status-during-pregnancy-in-the-mirec-study
#6
Tye E Arbuckle, Chun Lei Liang, Mandy Fisher, Nicolas J Caron, William D Fraser
Given that prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke can lead to increased risks of adverse health effects, having valid measures of exposure is important. In a Canadian cohort (n = 2000), maternal and infant biospecimens were analysed for cotinine. Sensitivity and specificity of self-reported active smoking status were estimated. Regression modelling was used to identify potential predictors of maternal and infant plasma cotinine in non-smoking women. During the first trimester, 60.6% of the women reported never smoking, 27...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288320/membrane-sweeping-added-to-formal-induction-method-to-increase-the-spontaneous-vaginal-delivery-a-meta-analysis
#7
Jing Liu, Guang Song, Tao Meng, Ge Zhao
BACKGROUND: Membrane sweeping (MS) could increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor within 48 h. However, the rationale for performing routinely an intervention with the potential to induce labor in women with an uneventful pregnancy at 38 weeks of gestation is, at least, questionable. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies to assess evaluated the effect of MS added to formal induction method on the spontaneous vaginal delivery, compared with formal induction alone...
December 29, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287296/risk-of-neonatal-neurologic-morbidity-in-advancing-term-gestations
#8
Adam K Lewkowitz, Molly J Stout, Methodius G Tuuli, Julia D López, George A Macones, Alison G Cahill
OBJECTIVE:  Placental insufficiency is associated with neonatal neurologic morbidity and late-term gestations (410/7-416/7 weeks). Whether late-term infants are at increased risk of neurologic morbidity compared with term infants (390/7-406/7 weeks) remains unclear. We aim to compare risk of neurologic morbidity among late-term and term infants. STUDY DESIGN:  This secondary analysis of a single-institution prospective cohort study included all liveborn, nonanomalous singleton term and late-term infants, with data on adverse neonatal outcomes up until 28 days of life...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287292/procalcitonin-as-predictor-of-bacterial-infection-in-meconium-aspiration-syndrome
#9
Mahendiran K, Prerna Batra, M M A Faridi, N P Singh
BACKGROUND:  There is a lack of definite consensus on indications for initiating antibiotics in neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), instigating researchers to search for a biomarker that can help differentiate MAS from MAS with bacterial infection. OBJECTIVE:  Our primary objective was to compare serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels in full-term vigorous neonates having MAS with or without bacterial infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Seventy term vigorous neonates with diagnosis of MAS were enrolled...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285663/correlation-between-the-concentrations-of-lactoferrin-and-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-in-meconium
#10
Barbara Lisowska-Myjak, Ewa Skarżyńska, Paulina Wilczyńska, Artur Jakimiuk
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and lactoferrin (Lf) are among the key components of the innate immune system due to their ability to bind iron with high affinity and thus control inflammation. The aim of this study was to test the use of NGAL and LF measurements in meconium for the assessment of the intrauterine homeostasis. NGAL and Lf concentrations were measured using ELISA kits in all serial meconium portions (n = 81) collected from 20 healthy neonates. Mean ± SD meconium concentration of Lf was 45...
December 29, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249650/-stained-amniotic-fluid-and-meconium-amniotic-fluid-should-they-change-our-obstetric-management%C3%A2
#11
A de Souza, H Minebois, A Luc, M Choserot, C Bertholdt, O Morel, R Callec
OBJECTIVES: To assess if a stained or meconial amniotic fluid during labor is correlated with a greater risk of neonatal metabolic acidosis. METHODS: In a retrospective case-control study carried out in a level 3 maternity from 1st of January to 31st of December 2014, all patients who delivered a singleton eutrophic fetus in cephalic presentation after 37WG and with a stained or meconial amniotic fluid during labor were included. Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes were compared according to the amniotic fluid's color...
December 14, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248183/is-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-a-neonate-ever-ethically-obligatory
#12
Steven M Peterec, Matthew J Bizzarro, Mark R Mercurio
Certain interventions in the neonatal intensive care unit are considered ethically obligatory, and should be provided over parental objections. After reviewing a case, comparative outcome data, and relevant ethical principles, we propose that extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for meconium aspiration syndrome may, in some cases, be an ethically obligatory treatment.
December 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244082/quantitation-of-cocaine-and-metabolites-phencyclidine-butalbital-and-phenobarbital-in-meconium-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#13
Triniti L Scroggin, Gwendolyn A McMillin
In this study, a quantitative polarity switching liquid chromatography coupled with a tandem mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) method was developed to detect and quantify cocaine and metabolites (cocaethylene, benzoylecgonine and meta-hydroxybenzoylecgonine), phencyclidine (PCP) and barbiturates (phenobarbital and butalbital) in meconium. Accuracy and precision samples at 0.0125% and 75% of the upper limit of quantitation (ULOQ) were analyzed in triplicate over 5 days with accuracy above 84% and average %CV values below 11%...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230337/prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-segmental-small-bowel-volvulus-with-threatened-premature-labor
#14
Barbara Monard, Nicolas Mottet, Rajeev Ramanah, Didier Riethmuller
Fetal primary small bowel volvulus is extremely rare but represents a serious life-threatening condition needing emergency neonatal surgical management to avoid severe digestive consequences. We report a case of primary small bowel volvulus with meconium peritonitis prenatally diagnosed at 27 weeks and 4 days of gestation during threatened premature labor with reduced fetal movements. Ultrasound showed a small bowel mildly dilated with thickened and hyperechogenic intestinal wall, with a typical whirlpool configuration...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228972/impact-of-prematurity-and-nutrition-on-the-developing-gut-microbiome-and-preterm-infant-growth
#15
Alex Grier, Xing Qiu, Sanjukta Bandyopadhyay, Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, Haeja A Kessler, Ann L Gill, Brooke Hamilton, Heidie Huyck, Sara Misra, Thomas J Mariani, Rita M Ryan, Lori Scholer, Kristin M Scheible, Yi-Horng Lee, Mary T Caserta, Gloria S Pryhuber, Steven R Gill
BACKGROUND: Identification of factors that influence the neonatal gut microbiome is urgently needed to guide clinical practices that support growth of healthy preterm infants. Here, we examined the influence of nutrition and common practices on the gut microbiota and growth in a cohort of preterm infants. RESULTS: With weekly gut microbiota samples spanning postmenstrual age (PMA) 24 to 46 weeks, we developed two models to test associations between the microbiota, nutrition and growth: a categorical model with three successive microbiota phases (P1, P2, and P3) and a model with two periods (early and late PMA) defined by microbiota composition and PMA, respectively...
December 11, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228911/intrapartum-factors-associated-with-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-case-controlled-study
#16
Vanessa E Torbenson, Mary Catherine Tolcher, Kate M Nesbitt, Christopher E Colby, Sherif A El-Nashar, Bobbie S Gostout, Amy L Weaver, Michaela E Mc Gree, Abimbola O Famuyide
BACKGROUND: Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) affects 2-4/1000 live births with outcomes ranging from negligible neurological deficits to severe neuromuscular dysfunction, cerebral palsy and death. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is the sub cohort of NE that appears to be driven by intrapartum events. Our objective was to identify antepartum and intrapartum factors associated with the development of neonatal HIE. METHODS: Hospital databases were searched using relevant diagnosis codes to identify infants with neonatal encephalopathy...
December 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224788/long-term-intestinal-obstruction-sequelae-and-growth-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-operated-for-meconium-ileus-expectancies-and-surprises
#17
Anastasia Mentessidou, Ioanna Loukou, Georgios Kampouroglou, Anastasia Livani, Ioannis Georgopoulos, Petros Mirilas
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: In the few studies on intestinal complications and growth of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with a history of meconium ileus (MI), operated MI has not been investigated separately. We aimed to investigate the incidence of long-term intestinal obstruction sequelae [constipation, distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS)] and growth in CF patients operated for MI. METHODS: Retrospective study (1989-2016) including operative diagnoses and procedures, constipation and DIOS events, yearly Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219012/significance-of-assay-of-nucleated-rbcs-in-umbilical-cord-blood-in-neonates-with-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid
#18
M Elsokkary, A Mamdouh, W Nossair, O Abd El Fattah, H Hemeda, S Sallam, M Taema, M Hussain, A Shafik, M Nawara, M Samy, M Abd El Aleem, R Abdelhadi, N Sakna, A Salama, D Salama, O El-Tohamy, N Elsaid
BACKGROUND: Approximately 8-15% of all infants are born with evidence of meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF). MSAF is a potentially serious sign of fetal compromise and may indicate fetal hypoxia Objectives and aim of the work: The present study was designed to evaluate the relationship between meconium stained amniotic fluid and fetal nucleated red blood cell counts. As well, we aim to evaluate the relationship between the presence of meconium in amniotic fluid and Apgar scores in neonates...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219011/meconium-aspiration-syndrome-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-severity
#19
Cláudia Patrícia Lourenço Oliveira, Filipa Flôr-de-Lima, Gustavo Marcondes Duarte Rocha, Ana Paula Machado, Maria Hercília Ferreira Guimarães Pereira Areias
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors and predictors of severity associated with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) in the patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study including newborns admitted, between 2005 and 2015, with a diagnosis of MAS. RESULTS: Of the newborns admitted to the NICU, 0.66% were diagnosed with MAS. These had higher prevalence of caesarean delivery (p < .001), nonreassuring or abnormal cardiotocography (CTG) (p < ...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218325/protection-of-meconium-induced-lung-epithelial-injury-by-protease-inhibitors
#20
C Ota, I Gopallawa, V Ivanov, I H Gewolb, B D Uhal
Earlier work form this laboratory showed that exposure of alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) to meconium caused significant cell detachment and that meconium-induced detachment of cells was prevented by a protease inhibitor cocktail. Therefore, it was hypothesized that protease inhibitors might protect AEC monolayers against meconium-induced collapse of epithelial barrier function both in vitro and in vivo. To investigate this theory in vitro, albumin flux was measured across cultured, confluent monolayers of human type II derived cell line A549 on microporous filter inserts...
2017: Journal of Lung, Pulmonary & Respiratory Research
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