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Hidehiko Maruyama, Yusei Nakata, Akane Kanazawa, Kiyoshi Kikkawa
We sought to clarify the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs) and to identify risk factors for death or neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in VLBWIs at our hospital. The total study population was 217 infants born in 2005-2012 weighing 1,500 g. We compared their outcomes with those from previous reports analyzed the causes of death. Risk factors for death after discharge or NDI were evaluated by a multivariate logistic regression analysis. The incidences of death or NDI reported revealed in this study and the database of Neonatal Research Network of Japan were 25...
October 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
Nicolas Sananès, Victor Gabriele, Anne Sophie Weingertner, Rodrigo Ruano, Magdalena Sanz-Cortes, Adrien Gaudineau, Bruno Langer, Israël Nisand, Chérif Youssef Akladios, Romain Favre
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of our study was to evaluate the long-term neurodevelopment outcome after laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). The secondary objective was to identify perinatal prognostic factors associated with neurodevelopmental impairment. METHOD: This was a single-center cohort prospective study carried out in pregnancies complicated by TTTS and treated by laser. Neurodevleopmental assesment included the administration of Ages and Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ), for the infants between two and five years of age...
October 20, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
Kaori Tamura, Takaaki Mizuba, Tsuyoshi Okamoto, Mayumi Matsufuji, Sachio Takashima, Keiji Iramina
INTRODUCTION: The level of residual cognitive function in patients with early brain injury is a key factor limiting rehabilitation and the quality of life. Although understanding residual function is necessary for appropriate rehabilitation, the extent of its effects on cognitive improvement remains unknown. The present study evaluated cognitive function in patients with severe motor and intellectual disabilities after early brain injuries due to cerebral hemorrhage (CH) or periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Jens Henrichs, Viki Verfaille, Laura Viester, Myrte Westerneng, Bert Molewijk, Arie Franx, Henriette van der Horst, Judith E Bosmans, Ank de Jonge, Petra Jellema
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) is a major risk factor for perinatal mortality and morbidity. Thus, there is a compelling need to introduce sensitive measures to detect IUGR fetuses. Routine third trimester ultrasonography is increasingly used to detect IUGR. However, we lack evidence for its clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness and information on ethical considerations of additional third trimester ultrasonography. This nationwide stepped wedge cluster-randomized trial examines the (cost-)effectiveness of routine third trimester ultrasonography in reducing severe adverse perinatal outcome through subsequent protocolized management...
October 13, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Sanjay Chawla, Girija Natarajan, Seetha Shankaran, Athina Pappas, Barbara J Stoll, Waldemar A Carlo, Shampa Saha, Abhik Das, Abbot R Laptook, Rosemary D Higgins
Importance: Many premature infants are born without exposure to antenatal steroids (ANS) or with incomplete courses. This study evaluates the dose-dependent effect of ANS on rates of neonatal morbidities and early childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely premature infants. Objective: To compare rates of neonatal morbidities and 18- to 22-month neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely premature infants exposed to no ANS or partial or complete courses of ANS...
October 10, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Frank H Morriss, Julie B Lindower, Heather L Bartlett, Dianne L Atkins, Jean O Kim, Jonathan M Klein, Bradley A Ford
Objective We describe five neonates with enteroviral (EV) infection to demonstrate central nervous system (CNS) and cardiac complications and report successful treatment of myocarditis with immunoglobulin intravenous (IVIG) in two. Study Design Case series identified during three enteroviral seasons in one neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for EV in neonates suspected to have sepsis, but with sterile bacterial cultures...
July 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
Armend Lokku, Lucia Mirea, Shoo K Lee, Prakeshkumar S Shah
Objective To assess trends in patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) management and examine concurrent changes in neonatal mortality and morbidities. Methods This retrospective observational study examined infants born at 23 to 32 weeks' gestational age with PDA and admitted to a neonatal unit during 2006 to 2012. Multivariable logistic regression assessed trends in yearly PDA treatment rates and compared a composite outcome of mortality or any severe morbidity (bronchopulmonary dysplasia, intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia, retinopathy of prematurity, or necrotizing enterocolitis) between and within time periods and PDA treatments...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
Lan-Wan Wang, Yung-Chieh Lin, Yi-Fang Tu, Shan-Tair Wang, Chao-Ching Huang
BACKGROUND: Cystic periventricular leukomalacia (cPVL) is the most severe white matter injury and is often associated with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, risk factors and neurodevelopmental outcomes of isolated cPVL and cPVL with low-grade and high-grade IVH in premature infants. METHODS: From 2001 to 2012, 9,964 infants with <31 weeks' gestational age (GA) admitted to Taiwan hospitals were enrolled...
September 16, 2016: Neonatology
Natalya Lisovska, Zholtay Daribayev, Yevgeny Lisovskyy, Kenzhe Kussainova, Lana Austin, Sholpan Bulekbayeva
BACKGROUND: The cerebral palsy is highly actual issue of pediatrics, causing significant neurological disability. Though the great progress in the neuroscience has been recently achieved, the pathogenesis of cerebral palsy is still poorly understood. METHODS: In this work, we reviewed available experimental and clinical data concerning the role of immune cells in pathogenesis of cerebral palsy. Maintaining of homeostasis in nervous tissue and its transformation in case of periventricular leukomalacia were analyzed...
September 14, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Praveen Chandrasekharan, Rafal Kozielski, Vasantha H S Kumar, Munmun Rawat, Veena Manja, Changxing Ma, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is being increasingly used in preterm infants < 34 weeks with hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF) and/or pulmonary hypertension (PH). Objective To evaluate the risk factors, survival characteristics, and lung histopathology in preterm infants with PH/HRF. Methods Retrospective chart review was conducted to determine characteristics of 93 preterm infants treated with iNO in the first 28 days and compared with 930 matched controls. Factors associated with survival with preterm HRF and smooth muscle actin from nine autopsies were evaluated...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
David Van Laere, John M O'Toole, Michiel Voeten, Joanne McKiernan, Geraldine B Boylan, Eugene Dempsey
OBJECTIVE: To develop new quantitative features for the Perfusion Index signal recorded continuously over the first 24 hours of life in a cohort of extremely low gestational age newborns and to assess the association of these features with normal and adverse short-term outcome. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study of extremely low gestational age newborns. Adverse outcome was defined as early mortality before 72 hours of life, acquired severe periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage, or severe cystic leukomalacia...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Piotr Kułak, Elżbieta Maciorkowska, Elżbieta Gościk
Introduction. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are rarely used in the diagnosis of patients with cerebral palsy. The aim of present study was to assess the relationships between the volumetric MRI and clinical findings in children with cerebral palsy compared to control subjects. Materials and Methods. Eighty-two children with cerebral palsy and 90 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were collected. Results. The dominant changes identified on MRI scans in children with cerebral palsy were periventricular leukomalacia (42%) and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (21%)...
2016: BioMed Research International
Jamie L Morgan, David B Nelson, Brian M Casey, Steven L Bloom, Donald D McIntire, Kenneth J Leveno
PURPOSE: To examine examine prematurity-associated neonatal outcomes in early preterm infants with metabolic acidemia compared to those without such acidemia. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis to assess the impact of metabolic acidemia on prematurity-associated complications in a large cohort of singleton live born infants with complete umbilical cord gas analyses delivered between 24 0/7 and 33 6/7 weeks. Metabolic acidemia was defined as an umbilical artery pH less than 7...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Tobias A J Nijman, Elvira O G van Vliet, Christiana A Naaktgeboren, Katrien Oude Rengerink, Thomas S de Lange, Caroline J Bax, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Jim van Eyck, Marjolein Kok, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Mallory Woiski, Arie Franx, Ben Willem J Mol, Martijn A Oudijk
OBJECTIVE: Preterm birth is the most common cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Around one third of preterm deliveries starts with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM). The aim of this trial was to study the effect of prolonged tocolysis with nifedipine versus placebo in women with PPROM on perinatal outcome and prolongation of pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: The Apostel IV was a nationwide multicenter randomized placebo controlled trial. We included women with PPROM without contractions between 24(+0) and 33(+6) weeks of gestation...
October 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Nehal A Parikh, Christopher R Pierson, Jerome A Rusin
BACKGROUND: Diffuse excessive high signal intensity abnormality is the most common finding on term-equivalent age magnetic resonance imaging in extremely preterm infants. Yet its clinical significance remains a matter of debate, in part because of a lack of prior imaging-pathology correlational studies. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We present two 24-week-gestation infants with complicated clinical courses who died at 33 and 46 weeks postmenstrual age with magnetic resonance imaging evidence of diffuse excessive high signal intensity...
July 21, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
Rosemarie Anne Boland, Peter Graham Davis, Jennifer Anne Dawson, Lex William Doyle
OBJECTIVES: To compare mortality and serious morbidity rates between outborn and inborn livebirths at 22-27 weeks' gestation. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SETTING: Victoria, Australia. PATIENTS: Livebirths at 22-27 weeks' gestation free of major malformations in 2010-2011. INTERVENTIONS: Outcome data for outborn (born outside a tertiary perinatal centre) infants compared with inborn (born in a tertiary perinatal centre) infants were analysed by logistic regression, adjusted for gestational age, birth weight and sex...
August 16, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
James I Hagadorn, Elizabeth A Brownell, Jennifer M Trzaski, Kendall R Johnson, Shabnam Lainwala, Brendan T Campbell, Katherine W Herbst
BACKGROUND: We examined recent trends and interhospital variation in use of indomethacin, ibuprofen, and surgical ligation for PDA in VLBW infants. METHODS: Included in this retrospective study of the Pediatric Hospital Information System database were 13,853 VLBW infants from 19 US children's hospitals, admitted at age < 3 days between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2014. PDA management and in-hospital outcomes were examined for trends and variation. RESULTS: PDA was diagnosed in 5,719 (42%) VLBW infants...
August 10, 2016: Pediatric Research
Chandra Rath, Pradeep Suryawanshi
Context: Knowledge and skills of heart, head, lung, gut and basic abdominal ultrasound is of immense utility to clinicians in their day-to-day patient management, and in acute events, in the absence of specialist service back-up. This review examines the potential role of clinician-performed ultrasound in the neonatal intensive care unit. Evidence Acquisition: The bibliographic search of English-language literature was performed electronically using PubMed and EMBASE databases for the different topics we have covered under this review...
June 1, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
Elisa G Hamer, Jeroen R Vermeulen, Linze J Dijkstra, Tjitske Hielkema, Claire Kos, Arend F Bos, Mijna Hadders-Algra
AIM: Having observed slow pupillary light responses (PLR) in infants at high risk of cerebral palsy, we retrospectively evaluated whether these were associated with specific brain lesions or unfavourable outcomes. METHODS: We carried out neurological examinations on 30 infants at very high risk of cerebral palsy five times until the corrected age of 21 months, classifying each PLR assessment as normal or slow. The predominant reaction during development was determined for each infant...
July 28, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Souvik Mitra, Ivan D Florez, Maria E Tamayo, Dagfinn Aune, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Areti-Angeliki Veroniki, Lehana Thabane
INTRODUCTION: Management of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants is one of the most controversial topics in neonatal medicine. The availability of different pharmacotherapeutic options often poses a practical challenge to the practising neonatologist as to which one to choose as a therapeutic option. Our objectives are to determine the relative merits of the available pharmacotherapeutic options for the management of PDA. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will conduct a systematic review of all randomised controlled trials evaluating the use of intravenous or oral: indomethacin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen for the treatment of PDA in preterm infants...
July 25, 2016: BMJ Open
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