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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219011/meconium-aspiration-syndrome-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-severity
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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/29203813/comparison-of-single-and-double-balloon-catheters-for-labor-induction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Raed Salim, Naama Schwartz, Noah Zafran, Sivan Zuarez-Easton, Gali Garmi, Shabtai Romano
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of head-to-head randomized trials that compare single- and double-balloon catheters, and the results of the available data in terms of time from catheter insertion to delivery and delivery mode are mixed. This meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials compares the efficacy of single- and double-balloon catheters in women undergoing labor induction. STUDY DESIGN: Searches were made in MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the Cochrane Library from inception through June 2016...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198381/during-the-emergency-department-evaluation-of-a-well-appearing-neonate-with-fever-should-empiric-acyclovir-be-initiated
#3
Eric Bruno, David Pillus, David Cheng, Gary Vilke, Nicholas Pokrajac
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection represents significant morbidity and mortality in the neonatal period. Although clear guidelines exist on the evaluation and management of the otherwise well-appearing febrile neonate pertaining to occult serious bacterial infections, there is no standardized approach regarding when to initiate testing and treatment for HSV infection. It is vital we establish a unified guideline based on available clinical research to aid in our decision to evaluate and initiate therapy for this disease...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187210/state-of-newborn-care-in-south-sudan-s-displacement-camps-a-descriptive-study-of-facility-based-deliveries
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Samira Sami, Kate Kerber, Solomon Kenyi, Ribka Amsalu, Barbara Tomczyk, Debra Jackson, Alexander Dimiti, Elaine Scudder, Janet Meyers, Jean Paul De Charles Umurungi, Kemish Kenneth, Luke C Mullany
BACKGROUND: Approximately 2.7 million neonatal deaths occur annually, with highest rates of neonatal mortality in countries that have recently experienced conflict. Constant instability in South Sudan further strains a weakened health system and poses public health challenges during the neonatal period. We aimed to describe the state of newborn facility-level care in displaced person camps across Juba, Malakal, and Maban. METHODS: We conducted clinical observations of the labor and delivery period, exit interviews with recently delivered mothers, health facility assessments, and direct observations of midwife time-use...
November 29, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185016/the-radiological-myometrial-appearance-after-cesarean-section-is-it-associated-with-postpartum-complications-and-subsequent-delivery-outcome
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Naama R Bogot, Misagv Rottenstreich, Rinad M Nabulsi, Yonatan Turner, Rivka Farkash, Arnon Samueloff, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the characteristics of the radiological uterine myometrial discontinuity (RMD) is associated with maternal-neonatal outcomes and post-cesarean section (CS) complications. A secondary aim was to describe the evolution of the CT uterine surgical incision and the related outcome of a subsequent trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC). METHODS: Single center retrospective cohort study of CT scans was performed within 6 weeks from cesarean delivery...
November 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180840/candida-chorioamnionitis-leads-to-preterm-birth-and-adverse-fetal-neonatal-outcome
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REVIEW
Yohei Maki, Midori Fujisaki, Yuichiro Sato, Hiroshi Sameshima
Candida chorioamnionitis is rare but can lead to neonatal infection, high mortality, and neurodevelopmental impairment. We aimed to investigate maternal clinical features and perinatal outcomes and discuss future management strategies. We reviewed the medical records of women with Candida chorioamnionitis at our hospital over a 10-year period (n = 9) and previous published case reports and case series. The most prevalent Candida species was C. albicans (71.3% of the all cases). The most prevalent predisposing condition was preterm premature rupture of membranes (31/123, 25...
2017: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177381/-neonatal-meningitis-in-a-general-hospital-in-lima-peru-2008-to-2015
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George Lewis, Maggie Schweig, Daniel Guillén-Pinto, María Luz Rospigliosi
Aiming at describing the incidence, clinical characteristics and factors associated with neonatal meningitis (NM), a case series study was conducted from 2008 to 2015, where 53 neonates, 10 with early onset NM and 43 with late onset were included. An incidence of 1.5 per thousand live births and a lethality of 3.8% were found. The associated factors were peripartum fever, urinary tract infection and chorioamnionitis (P < 0.05). Frequent symptoms were fever (84.9%), hypotonia (77.4%) and hypoactivity (73...
April 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173788/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-newborns-and-infants
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REVIEW
Jacob V Aranda, Fabrizio Salomone, Gloria B Valencia, Kay D Beharry
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen are used in young infants and newborns for pain and fever control, patent ductus closure, prevention of intraventricular hemorrhage, and potentially for prevention of retinopathy of prematurity. These drugs inhibit cyclooxygenase 1 (COX-1), COX-2, and peroxidases, thus, blocking prostaglandin (PG) synthesis. PGs are eicosanoids that regulate several physiologic, pathologic, and cellular processes, including vasomotor tone, platelet aggregation, sensitization of neurons to pain, and many molecular events critical to physiologic homeostasis...
December 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142080/human-parechovirus-an-increasingly-recognized-cause-of-sepsis-like-illness-in-young-infants
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REVIEW
Laudi Olijve, Lance Jennings, Tony Walls
Human parechovirus (HPeV) is increasingly being recognized as a potentially severe viral infection in neonates and young infants. HPeV belongs to the family Picornaviridae and is currently divided into 19 genotypes. HPeV-1 is the most prevalent genotype and most commonly causes gastrointestinal and respiratory disease. HPeV-3 is clinically the most important genotype due to its association with severe disease in younger infants, which may partly be explained by its distinct virological properties. In young infants, the typical clinical presentation includes fever, severe irritability, and rash, often leading to descriptions of "hot, red, angry babies...
January 2018: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132771/-neonatal-herpes-epidemiology-clinical-manifestations-and-management-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-from-the-french-college-of-gynecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
#10
L Renesme
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology of neonatal herpes and its risk factors, clinical and paraclinic manifestations, propose guidelines for a newborn at risk of neonatal herpes, describe treatment modalities, describe post-natal transmission and its prevention. METHODS: Bibliographic search from Medline, Cochrane Library databases and research of international clinical practice guidelines. RESULTS: Neonatal herpes is rare (about 20 cases per year in France) and mainly due to HSV 1 (level of evidence LE3)...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129156/a-case-of-kcnq2-associated-movement-disorder-triggered-by-fever
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Radhika Dhamija, Howard P Goodkin, Russell Bailey, Chelsea Chambers, J Nicholas Brenton
The differential diagnosis of fever-induced movement disorders in childhood is broad. Whole exome sequencing has yielded new insights into those cases with a suspected genetic basis. We report the case of an 8-year-old boy with a history of neonatal seizures who presented with near-continuous hyperkinetic movements of his limbs during a febrile illness. Initial diagnostic testing did not explain his abnormalities; however, given the suspicion for a channelopathy, whole exome sequencing was performed and it demonstrated a de novo pathogenic heterozygous variant in KCNQ2...
December 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111302/-cryopyrin-associated-periodic-syndromes
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P Quartier, F Rodrigues, S Georgin-Lavialle
Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) are linked to one single gene mutations, however they are associated with 3 syndromes, which are, from the mildest to the most severe phenotype familial cold urticaria, Muckle-Wells syndrome and chronic, infantile, neurologic, cutaneous, articular (CINCA) syndrome also called neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID). Autosomic dominant inheritance is present in most cases but in CINCA/NOMID syndrome where neomutations are more common. Mutations in the gene encoding cryopyrin, NLRP3, are associated with deregulation of caspase-1 activity, excessive interleukin-1 production and an autoinflammatory syndrome, which in familial cold urticaria and Muckle-Wells syndrome may be triggered or worsened by exposure to coldness...
October 27, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100794/serotype-distribution-and-clinical-correlation-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-causing-invasive-disease-in-infants-and-children-in-taiwan
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Chiao-Wei Lo, Hao-Chuan Liu, Chien-Chung Lee, Chia-Ling Lin, Chyi-Liang Chen, Mei-Jy Jeng, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus agalactiae, or group B Streptococcus (GBS), remains to be one of the leading pathogens causing invasive infections in infants. METHODS: The clinical GBS isolates from sterile sites of patients younger than 18 years old were collected from October 1998 to December 2014 in two hospitals in Taiwan. Medical records were retrospectively reviewed. Every isolate was serotyped with a multiplex PCR assay. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was performed in representative isolates of different serotypes...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089712/management-of-complicated-choledochal-cyst-in-an-adult-with-situs-inversus-totalis-diagnostic-difficulties-and-technical-notes
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Ajeet Pratap Maurya, Saket Kumar, Vishal Gupta, Abhijit Chandra
Situs inversus totalis is the mirror image of situs solitus, the normal position of abdominal and thoracic viscera. Many associated intraabdominal anomalies have been described with this condition. However, association of choledochal cyst with situs inversus has never been reported. Diagnosis and surgical procedures for abdominal pathology in patients with situs inversus totalis are technically more complicated and pose unique challenges because of left-right transposition of the visceral organs. The choledochal cyst is usually diagnosed in the neonatal period or during childhood...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082022/systematic-review-of-the-clinical-manifestations-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-in-the-greater-mekong-subregion-implications-for-malaria-elimination-and-beyond
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Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Hodaka Kosugi, Sophea Thoeun, Hitomi Araki, Moe Moe Thandar, Moritoshi Iwagami, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Paul T Brey, Shigeyuki Kano, Masamine Jimba
INTRODUCTION: To achieve malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by 2030, proper case management is necessary. 8-aminoquinolines, such as primaquine, are the only available medicines effective in preventing relapse of the hypnozoite stage of Plasmodium vivax, as well as the onward transmission of Plasmodium falciparum. However, primaquine can cause haemolysis in individuals who have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PDd). We conducted a systematic review on the reported clinical manifestations of G6PDd to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation in the GMS...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075543/undetected-severe-fetal-myelosuppression-following-administration-of-high-dose-cytarabine-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-is-more-frequent-surveillance-necessary
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Jessica Parrott, Marium Holland
BACKGROUND: Cytarabine use during pregnancy carries a 5-7% risk of neonatal cytopenia. We report two cases of fetal myelosuppression following high-dose cytarabine administration for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). CASE 1: A 36-year-old G9P6 diagnosed with AML at 21 weeks was monitored for fetal anemia weekly and growth monthly. At 33 weeks (after 2 cycles), BPP was 2/10 and MCA PSV was elevated at 1.51 MoM. Urgent cesarean section was performed. The infant had an initial pH of 6...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066072/intrauterine-inflammation-infection-or-both-triple-i-a-new-concept-for-chorioamnionitis
#17
REVIEW
Chun-Chih Peng, Jui-Hsing Chang, Hsiang-Yu Lin, Po-Jen Cheng, Bai-Horng Su
Chorioamnionitis is a common cause of preterm birth and may cause adverse neonatal outcomes, including neurodevelopmental sequelae. Chorioamnionitis has been marked to a heterogeneous setting of conditions characterized by infection or inflammation or both, followed by a great variety in clinical practice for mothers and their newborns. Recently, a descriptive term: "intrauterine inflammation or infection or both" abbreviated as "Triple I" has been proposed by a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development expert panel to replace the term chorioamnionitis...
September 19, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060962/-clinical-analysis-of-19-pregnancies-complicated-listeriosis
#18
L H Kuang, Y H Gong, M Su, Y M Jiang
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics and perinatal outcomes of listeriosis during pregnancy. Methods: From July 2010 to April 2017, 70 131 women delivered in West China Second University Hospital. Nineteen cases were confirmed as listeriosis. The clinical symptoms, laboratory results, pathogens, placenta pathology and perinatal outcomes were analyzed retrospectively. Results: The median age of the 19 cases was 29.7 (19.0-42.0) years old. The median time before diagnosis was 4.8(0.5-19.0) days...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055896/sifd-as-a-novel-cause-of-severe-fetal-hydrops-and-neonatal-anaemia-with-iron-loading-and-marked-extramedullary-haemopoiesis
#19
Chris Barton, Sabiha Kausar, Deborah Kerr, Stefania Bitetti, Rob Wynn
SIFD describes a heritable, syndromic condition characterised principally by sideroblastic anaemia (SA) with immunodeficiency, fevers and developmental delay, arising in mutations within the TRNT1 gene. Other clinical manifestations of SIFD include cardiomyopathy, seizures, sensorineural hearing loss, renal dysfunction, metabolic abnormalities, hepatosplenomegaly and retinitis pigmentosa.Presentation of SIFD is variable but typically in early childhood with SA or with fever. In this report, we extend the described SIFD phenotype...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049234/case-report-features-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-neonates
#20
Wen-Wen Chen, Zhao-Bin Yang, Lian-Shu Lian, Li-Ping Xu
RATIONALE: Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is caused by enterovirus. The virus may exist in secretions. PATIENT CONCERNS: Five neonates had symptoms of fever and maculopapular rashes involving face, trunk, breech, arms, and legs, especially scattering on palms and feet. Blood, oropharyngeal fluid, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples were collected and detected for further diagnoses with the consent of the infants' parents. Some of them suffered aseptic meningitis...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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