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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438382/predicting-mortality-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-comparison-between-gestational-age-birth-weight-apgar-score-crib-ii-score-initial-and-lowest-serum-albumin-levels
#1
Jae Hyun Park, Yun Sil Chang, So Yoon Ahn, Se In Sung, Won Soon Park
We explored GA, BW, Apgar score, CRIB II score, and serum albumin levels as univariate predictors of mortality in extremely low birth weight infants. Medical records of 564 extremely low birth weight infants were reviewed retrospectively. The infants were grouped as survivors (group I), expired ≤ 7th postnatal day (group II), and expired > 7th postnatal day (group III). The predictive value for mortality of gestational age, birth weight, Apgar scores at 1 and 5 min, clinical risk index for babies II score, and first and lowest serum albumin levels was assessed by calculating the associated area under the curve (AUC) in receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431872/interventions-to-prevent-hypothermia-at-birth-in-preterm-and-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Emma M McCall, Fiona Alderdice, Henry L Halliday, Sunita Vohra, Linda Johnston
BACKGROUND: Newborn admission temperature is a strong predictor of outcomes across all gestations. Hypothermia immediately after birth remains a worldwide issue and, if prolonged, is associated with harm. Keeping preterm infants warm is difficult even when recommended routine thermal care guidelines are followed in the delivery room. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of interventions designed for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and/or low birth weight infants applied within 10 minutes after birth in the delivery room, compared with routine thermal care or any other single/combination of intervention(s) also designed for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and/or low birth weight infants applied within 10 minutes after birth in the delivery room...
February 12, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410448/intestinal-microbiota-development-and-gestational-age-in-preterm-neonates
#3
Katri Korpela, Elin W Blakstad, Sissel J Moltu, Kenneth Strømmen, Britt Nakstad, Arild E Rønnestad, Kristin Brække, Per O Iversen, Christian A Drevon, Willem de Vos
The intestinal microbiota is an important contributor to the health of preterm infants, and may be destabilized by a number of environmental factors and treatment modalities. How to promote the development of a healthy microbiota in preterm infants is largely unknown. We collected fecal samples from 45 breastfed preterm very low birth weight (birth weight < 1500 g) infants from birth until 60 days postnatal age to characterize the intestinal microbiota development during the first weeks of life in preterm infants...
February 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406381/optimal-insertion-depth-for-endotracheal-tubes-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
#4
Cheung Leung
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal endotracheal tube insertion depth in extremely low-birth-weight infants based on the association between endotracheal tube depth and gestational age, body weight, body length, and head and chest circumferences at birth. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Neonatal ICU at a medical center. PATIENTS: Fifty-two hospitalized extremely low-birth-weight infants in our neonatal ICU...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403155/fluctuation-of-blood-glucose-levels-in-an-infant-with-an-ileostomy-on-continuous-glucose-monitoring-a-case-report
#5
Seiichi Tomotaki, Tetsuo Naramura, Junko Hanakawa, Katsuaki Toyoshima, Koji Muroya, Masanori Adachi
Infants with an ileostomy can be at high risk of hypoglycemia because of inadequate nutritional intake; however, there are no reports investigating blood glucose (BG) in infants with ileostomy. We experienced a case of an extremely low birth weight infant who was born at 24 wk of gestation and weighted 623 g. He received an ileostomy because of an intestinal perforation. After the ileostomy, he had recurrent hypoglycemia. Continuous glucose monitoring showed fluctuation of BG levels (postprandial BG elevations and subsequent declines) and non-fasting hypoglycemia, which were undetectable with intermittent fasting BG measurement...
2018: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403154/perinatal-factors-affecting-growth-and-development-at-age-3-years-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-born-small-for-gestational-age
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Nozomi Matsuda, Atsuko Taki, Atsumi Tsuji, Keisuke Nakajima, Kei Takasawa, Chikako Morioka, Yoshihiro Minosaki, Kikuko Oku, Kenichi Kashimada, Tomohiro Morio
Factors affecting growth and development in extremely low birth weight infants (ELBWIs) born small for gestational age (SGA) have not been precisely elucidated. We performed a retrospective analysis of ELBWIs born SGA who were treated in the neonatal intensive care unit of Kawaguchi Municipal Medical Centre, Japan. A total 244 ELBWIs were born from 2003 to 2010, and 31 were born with weight and height below the 10th percentile for their gestational age. Among the 31 ELBWIs born SGA, we excluded 9 who died before they reached 3 yr of age or who had severe developmental retardation...
2018: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381949/late-onset-transient-adrenal-insufficiency-in-preterm-twins-with-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-a-case-report
#7
Chin Yee Ho, Zong-Rong He, San-Nan Yang, Yung-Ning Yang
RATIONALE: Late-onset transient adrenal insufficiency with circulatory collapse is a rare condition that occurs in preterm infants. Although the incidence of late-onset transient adrenal insufficiency in preterm infants has been reported in Japan, reports from Western countries are lacking. In addition, no study has investigated the effect of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) in monozygotic twins. PATIENT CONCERNS: A pair of extremely low birth weight twins presented with TTTS...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374830/correlations-between-near-infrared-spectroscopy-perfusion-index-and-cardiac-outputs-in-extremely-preterm-infants-in-the-first-72%C3%A2-h-of-life
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Marie Janaillac, Thierry P Beausoleil, Keith J Barrington, Marie-Josée Raboisson, Oliver Karam, Mathieu Dehaes, Anie Lapointe
Haemodynamic assessment during the transitional period in preterm infants is challenging. We aimed to describe the relationships between cerebral regional tissue oxygen saturation (CrSO2), perfusion index (PI), echocardiographic, and clinical parameters in extremely preterm infants in their first 72 h of life. Twenty newborns born at < 28 weeks of gestation were continuously monitored with CrSO2 and preductal PI. Cardiac output was measured at H6, H24, H48, and H72. The median gestational age and birth weight were 25...
January 27, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369937/antifungal-susceptibility-and-clinical-outcome-in-neonatal-candidiasis
#9
Julie Autmizguine, Sylvia Tan, Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, C Michael Cotten, Nathan Wiederhold, Ronald N Goldberg, Ira Adams-Chapman, Barbara J Stoll, P Brian Smith, Daniel K Benjamin
BACKGROUND: Invasive candidiasis is an important cause of sepsis in extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW, <1000g), is often fatal, and frequently results in neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) among survivors. We sought to assess the antifungal minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) distribution for Candida in ELBW infants and evaluate the association between antifungal resistance and death or NDI. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network study, "Early Diagnosis of Nosocomial Candidiasis"...
January 24, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350662/high-protein-intake-in-human-maternal-milk-fortification-for-%C3%A2-1250-gr-infants-intrahospital-growth-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-at-two-years
#10
Augusto Biasini, Fiorella Monti, Maria Chiara Laguardia, Marcello Stella, Lucia Marvulli, Erica Neri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Extrauterine growth restriction and failure to thrive remain a major problem in Extremely Low Birth Weight infants. Nutritional support in preterm babies has the objective to improve the achieve rate of growth similar to those of the fetus in utero at the equivalent gestational age. The aim of the study was to evaluate feeding tolerance, intrahospital growth, neurological outcome and anthropometric data until 24 months of corrected age (mca) from different protein intake assumed by preterm babies <1250 g during their stay in NICU...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345159/weighing-in-on-the-risks-and-benefits-of-probiotic-use-in-hiv-infected-and-immunocompromised-populations
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A U Happel, S L Barnabas, R Froissart, J S Passmore
Probiotics are used in the prophylaxis and treatment of several conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea, necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) and colic in infants. Despite the long history of probiotic use in humans, there is still significant debate about their efficacy and safety, particularly in HIV-infected and immunocompromised individuals. Here, we reviewed the safety and adverse event (AE) reporting from clinical trials that have tested probiotics in at risk populations, including HIV-infected individuals, the terminally ill and elderly, and neonates...
January 18, 2018: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313560/surgical-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-less-than-750-grams
#12
Tomasz Stankowski, Sleiman Sebastian Aboulhassan, Dirk Fritzsche, Marcin Misterski, Jakub Marczak, Anna Szymańska, Lukasz Szarpak, Cyprian Augustyn, Romuald Cichoń, Bartłomiej Perek
BACKGROUND: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occurs more frequently in premature infants. Depending on the degree of prematurity, these children often have other serious comorbidities that could significantly impact on surgical outcome. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate clinical results of the surgical ligation of PDA in extremely low body weight preterm infants with birth weight below 750 grams and to identify risk factors of mortality. METHODS: A total of 31 preterm infants with birth weight below 750 grams and significant PDA were operated between 2006 and 2016 through posterolateral thoracotomy (n=16) or with the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) method (n = 15)...
January 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300196/mesenteric-oxygenation-changes-associated-with-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-pneumoperitoneum-after-multiple-blood-transfusions-a-case-report
#13
Terri Marin, James E Moore
BACKGROUND: The multifactorial pathology and broad clinical presentation of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) development in premature infants make prediction of disease onset extremely challenging. Over the past decade, packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions have been temporally linked to the development of NEC in severely anemic preterm infants, although this issue is highly controversial. PURPOSE: In this case study, we describe events of an extremely low birth-weight infant who developed NEC complicated by pneumoperitoneum after receiving multiple PRBC transfusions...
January 3, 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298438/influence-of-pco2-control-on-clinical-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
#14
Ulrich H Thome, Jens Dreyhaupt, Orsolya Genzel-Boroviczeny, Bettina Bohnhorst, Manuel Schmid, Hans Fuchs, Oliver Rohde, Stefan Avenarius, Hans-Georg Topf, Andrea Zimmermann, Dirk Faas, Katharina Timme, Barbara Kleinlein, Horst Buxmann, Wilfried Schenk, Hugo Segerer, Norbert Teig, Benjamin Ackermann, Roland Hentschel, Matthias Heckmann, Rolf Schlösser, Jochen Peters, Rainer Rossi, Wolfgang Rascher, Ralf Böttger, Jürgen Seidenberg, Gesine Hansen, Harald Bode, Maria Zernickel, Rainer Muche, Helmut D Hummler
BACKGROUND: Levels or fluctuations in the partial pressure of CO2 (PCO2) may affect outcomes for extremely low birth weight infants. OBJECTIVES: In an exploratory analysis of a randomized trial, we hypothesized that the PCO2 values achieved could be related to significant outcomes. METHODS: On each treatment day, infants were divided into 4 groups: relative hypocapnia, normocapnia, hypercapnia, or fluctuating PCO2. Ultimate assignment to a group for the purpose of this analysis was made according to the group in which an infant spent the most days...
January 4, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282354/using-polyethylene-plastic-bag-to-prevent-moderate-hypothermia-during-transport-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-randomized-trial
#15
Xiao-Jing Hu, Li Wang, Ru-Yi Zheng, Tian-Chan Lv, Yu-Xia Zhang, Yun Cao, Guo-Ying Huang
OBJECTIVE: Hypothermia remains a significant problem among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The use of occlusive polyethylene plastic bags immediately after birth has been proven to be effective for preterm infants to reduce hypothermia. This study aims to determine whether placing VLBW infants in plastic bags during transport reduces hypothermia. STUDY DESIGN: Study infants were randomly assigned to a standard thermoregulation protocol or to a standard thermoregulation protocol with placement of the torso and lower extremities inside a polyethylene plastic bag during transport...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275926/variation-in-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-levels-for-mechanically-ventilated-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
#16
Nicolas A Bamat, James P Guevara, Matthew Bryan, Robin S Roberts, Bradley A Yoder, Brigitte Lemyre, Aaron Chiu, David Millar, Haresh Kirpalani
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that significant positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) level variation exists between neonatal centers. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a secondary analysis cohort study of the Nasal Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation trial. Our study population was extremely low birth weight infants requiring mechanical ventilation within 28 days of life. The exposure was neonatal center; 34 international centers participated in the trial...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274180/association-of-intralipid-intake-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-with-neurodevelopmental-outcomes
#17
William Oh, Lynn Przystac, Leslie McKinley, Richard Tucker, Elisabeth C McGowan, Betty R Vohr
AIM: To determine if high intake of Intralipid, (IL) in extremely low birthweight (ELBW) neonates is associated with higher rates of neuroimpairment and Bayley III scores at 2 years corrected age. METHODS: Quartiles of IL received by 389 ELBW infants were linked to neurodevelopmental outcomes. Logistic regression analyses, adjusted for confounders, were done to determine the association between IL dose and neuroimpairment. Linear regression analyses were done to predict Bayley III scores...
December 23, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247118/the-missing-siblings-of-infants-born-preterm
#18
Suvi Alenius, Eero Kajantie, Reijo Sund, Pieta Näsänen-Gilmore, Marja Vääräsmäki, Mika Gissler, Petteri Hovi
BACKGROUND: Parents of very or extremely low birth weight infants have fewer subsequent children after preterm birth. Whether this applies to parents of less preterm infants is unknown. METHODS: In this nationwide cohort study, we identified all 230 308 traceable (>99%) singletons (9983 preterm, 4.3%) live born in Finland between January 1, 1987, and September 30, 1990, and their parents. Quantitative contribution of gestational age of child to the birth of parental subsequent children was assessed by multivariate Cox regression models, stratifying by the number of previous children...
January 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246130/enteral-vitamin-a-for-reducing-severity-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-extremely-preterm-infants-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Abhijeet Rakshasbhuvankar, Sanjay Patole, Karen Simmer, J Jane Pillow
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular vitamin A supplementation decreases the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in very-low-birth-weight preterm infants without significant adverse effects. However, intramuscular vitamin A supplementation is not widely accepted because of the discomfort and risk of trauma associated with repeated injections. Enteral vitamin A supplementation has not been studied adequately in the clinical trials. Enterally administered water-soluble vitamin A is absorbed better than the fat-soluble form...
December 16, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229093/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-a-review-of-pathogenesis-and-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Renjithkumar Kalikkot Thekkeveedu, Milenka Cuevas Guaman, Binoy Shivanna
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease of primarily premature infants that results from an imbalance between lung injury and repair in the developing lung. BPD is the most common respiratory morbidity in preterm infants, which affects nearly 10, 000 neonates each year in the United States. Over the last two decades, the incidence of BPD has largely been unchanged; however, the pathophysiology has changed with the substantial improvement in the respiratory management of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
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