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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216607/frequency-of-risk-factors-and-coexisting-abnormalities-in-a-population-of-egyptian-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Nagwa Abdel Meguid, Neveen Hassan Nashaat, Heba S Hashem, Mai M Khalil
BACKGROUND: Many risk factors interact together during the critical period of development and govern the future phenotype of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Furthermore, co-occurring abnormalities among individuals with ASD vary a lot so as their abilities. AIM OF WORK: To investigate possible risk factors and to determine the prevalence of coexisting abnormalities in a sample of Egyptian ASD children and their influence on the severity and their communication performance...
December 1, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207733/the-association-between-prolonged-jaundice-and-tata-box-dinucleotide-repeats-in-gilbert-s-syndrome
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Yadollah Zahed Pasha, Mousa Ahmadpor Kacho, Haleh Akhavan Niaki, Mehdi Tarighati, Ehsan Alaee
Introduction: Jaundice is a common condition during the neonatal period. Prolonged jaundice occurs in a large number of breastfed infants, considering the impact of genetic factors on the incidence of jaundice. Aim: To determine the association between prolonged jaundice and TATA box dinucleotide repeats in Gilbert's Syndrome (GS). Materials and Methods: In this case-control study, the case group consisted of 51 neonates with jaundice, aged more than two weeks with indirect bilirubin level higher than 10 mg/dl...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205278/jack-aviv-and-brains-of-children
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Angelo A Lamola
Both lead intoxication in early childhood and deficient bilirubin-binding capacity (BBC) of blood in jaundiced neonates indicate risk for brain damage. Zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) is a biomarker for lead intoxication (PbI) as well as well as for iron deficiency. Under the leadership of Jack Aviv, Aviv Biomedical, Inc. developed robust hematofluorometers for point-of-care assays of ZPP in blood and for the high-affinity BBC of blood. These assays use just drops of whole blood and are simple, fast and inexpensive...
December 4, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203650/point-of-care-device-to-diagnose-and-monitor-neonatal-jaundice-in-low-resource-settings
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Pelham A Keahey, Mathieu L Simeral, Kristofer J Schroder, Meaghan M Bond, Prince J Mtenthaonnga, Robert H Miros, Queen Dube, Rebecca R Richards-Kortum
Newborns are at increased risk of jaundice, a condition in which excess bilirubin accumulates in blood. Left untreated, jaundice can lead to neurological impairment and death. Jaundice resulting from unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia is easily treated with exposure to blue light, and phototherapy systems have been developed for low-resource settings; however, there are no appropriate solutions to diagnose and monitor jaundice in these settings. To address this need we present BiliSpec, a low-cost reader and disposable lateral flow card designed to measure the concentration of total bilirubin from several drops of blood at the point of care...
December 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166181/sensitivity-specificity-and-accuracy-of-kramer-examination-of-neonatal-jaundice-comparison-with-total-bilirubin-serum
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Zesi Aprillia, Dewi Gayatri, Fajar Tri Waluyanti
Neonatal jaundice often occurs in the first week after birth. Early detection of neonatal jaundice can prevent kernicterus as a complication of high levels of bilirubin in neonates. Visual assessment is one of the examinations introduced by Kramer to assess the presence of neonatal jaundice. The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of Kramer's visual assessment in the examination of neonatal jaundice. This study used cross-sectional design to examine 102 infants, with the sample selected by the convenience sampling method...
2017: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164086/a-novel-missense-mutation-of-the-nsd1-gene-associated-with-overgrowth-in-three-generations-of-an-italian-family-case-report-differential-diagnosis-and-review-of-mutations-of-nsd1-gene-in-familial-sotos-syndrome
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Gianluigi Laccetta, Francesca Moscuzza, Angela Michelucci, Andrea Guzzetta, Sara Lunardi, Francesca Lorenzoni, Paolo Ghirri
Sotos syndrome (SoS) is characterized by overgrowth of prenatal onset, learning disability, and characteristic facial appearance; it is usually due to haploinsufficiency of NSD1 gene at chromosome 5q35. An Italian child was born at 37 weeks of gestation (weight 2,910 g, 25th-50th centiles; length 50 cm, 75th centile; head circumference 36 cm, 97th centile) showing cryptorchidism on the right side, hypertelorism, dolichocephaly, broad and prominent forehead, and narrow jaw; the pregnancy was worsened by maternal preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, and his mother had a previous history of four early miscarriages...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153050/factors-influencing-irradiance-of-locally-fabricated-phototherapy-devices-in-jos-north-central-nigeria
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Udochukwu M Diala, Akinyemi Od Ofakunrin, Bose O Toma, David D Shwe, Christopher S Yilgwan, Fidelia Bode-Thomas
Locally fabricated phototherapy devices (LFPDs) are widely used in Nigeria for the treatment of neonatal jaundice. Ours was a cross-sectional observational study of all LFPDs in major hospitals in Jos between January and March 2015. We evaluated a total of 24 LFPDs. The irradiance at the level of the baby was in the range of 2-23.9 µW/cm2/nm. Fourteen devices had the recommended irradiance of ≥10 µW/cm2/nm and none had irradiance in the intensive range. Decreasing distance from the baby, presence of reflectors and increasing number of flourecent tubes significantly contributed to higher irradiance...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153024/-diet-treatment-of-classical-galactosemia
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Erika Kiss, Lídia Balogh, Péter Reismann
Classical galactosemia is an inherited disorder of the carbohydrate metabolism, most often caused by the deficient activity of the enzyme galactose-1-phosphate-uridyltransferase. Classical galactosemia presents in the neonatal period with life threatening illness after galactose is introduced in the diet. Symptoms and signs include poor feeding, vomiting, and diarrhea, weight loss, jaundice, hypotension, cataracts, hepatosplenomegaly, hepatocellular insufficiency, and encephalopathy. Since 1975 the testing for galactosemia is part of the neonatal screening program in Hungary...
November 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150336/urinary-tract-infections-in-neonates-with-unexplained-pathological-indirect-hyperbilirubinemia-prevalence-and-significance
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Elif Bahat Ozdogan, Mehmet Mutlu, Secil Arslansoyu Camlar, Gülcin Bayramoglu, Sebnem Kader, Yakup Aslan
BACKGROUND: It is controversial to test for urinary tract infection (UTI) in patients with unexplained indirect hyperbilirubinemia in the first 2 weeks of life. We aimed to study the prevalence and significance of UTIs in such neonates who were requiring phototherapy. METHODS: Subjects were 2- to 14-day-old neonates with indirect bilirubin levels above phototherapy limit with no other abnormality in their bilirubinaemia-related etiologic workup. UTI was diagnosed by 2 consecutive positive cultures obtained by catheterisation, documenting growth of >10,000 colonies of the same microorganism with consistent antibiograms...
October 28, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149182/comparison-between-public-and-private-sectors-of-care-and-disparities-in-adverse-neonatal-outcomes-following-emergency-intrapartum-cesarean-at-term-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Woonji Jang, Christopher Flatley, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Perinatal outcomes may be influenced by a variety of factors including maternal demographics and medical condition as well as socio-economic status. The evidence for disparities in health outcomes stratified by type of care (public or private) is lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate short term neonatal outcomes following category 1 and 2 emergency cesareans at term between publicly and privately funded women at a single major tertiary centre in Australia. Category 1-immediate threat to life (maternal or fetal); Category 2-maternal or fetal compromise that is not immediately life-threatening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145270/study-on-the-adverse-effects-following-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-diagnosis-during-pregnancy-the-first-case-report-in-china
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Xin Ye, Qi He, Xiaoyun Zhou
RATIONALE: Treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy (BCP) remains a challenge to physicians. Surgery and chemotherapy during pregnancy are widely used for the treatment of BCP. Herein, we reported 3 Chinese patients with BCP who underwent chemotherapy during pregnancy and were followed up for adverse effects. PATIENT CONCERNS: Three female patients (case 1, case 2, and case 3) of 37-, 32-, and 28-year-old with breast masses were enrolled. Case 1 had been pregnant for over 4 months, case 2 over 7 months, and case 3 for 7 months...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130829/comparison-of-conventional-phototherapy-and-phototherapy-along-with-kangaroo-mother-care-on-cutaneous-bilirubin-of-neonates-with-physiological-jaundice
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Laleh Goudarzvand, Akram Dabirian, Manizheh Nourian, Hadi Jafarianesh, Mehdi Ranjbaran
BACKGROUND: One of the adjuvant and desirable therapies is skin contact between mother and baby or Kangaroo mother care (KMC) that is a cheap, accessible, relaxing, noninvasive and easy method. This study aimed to compare the effect of conventional phototherapy method and phototherapy along with KMC on cutaneous bilirubin in neonates with physiological jaundice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, all infants with physiological jaundice who referred for phototherapy to Mofid Hospital of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran were selected by convenience sampling based on inclusion criteria and were randomly assigned into two groups of conventional phototherapy (n = 35) and phototherapy along with KMC (n = 35)...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122831/fifteen-minute-consultation-liver-disease-in-children
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Jake P Mann, Kathy Gallagher, Emer Fitzpatrick, Anil Dhawan
Liver disease in children can present in many ways from the frequently encountered prolonged neonatal jaundice to the comparatively rare acute liver failure. In this article, we will discuss 'red flags' of liver disease, the initial investigations required and when to refer to a specialist liver centre. Across all presentations, the degree of elevation of alanine aminotransferase or aspartate aminotransferase provides only little diagnostic information. Measurement of clotting is vital, and coagulopathy should be followed by a trial of intravenous vitamin K before being repeated...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119603/phototherapy-is-commonly-used-for-neonatal-jaundice-but-greater-control-is-needed-to-avoid-toxicity-in-the-most-vulnerable-infants
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Khalaf Mreihil, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Hans Jørgen Stensvold, Britt Nakstad, Thor Willy Ruud Hansen
AIM: Limited information is available about how guidelines on phototherapy for neonatal jaundice are applied in practice and toxicity is a concern. We studied the use of phototherapy in relation to birth weight and gestational age (GA) in Norwegian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). METHODS: The study population was all 5,382 infants admitted to the 21 NICUs in Norway between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014. Data were recorded daily in the Norwegian Neonatal Network database and anonymised data on patient characteristics, diagnoses, duration, the ages at the start and discontinuation of phototherapy were analysed...
November 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119594/uniform-national-guidelines-do-not-prevent-wide-variations-in-the-clinical-application-of-phototherapy-for-neonatal-jaundice
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Khalaf Mreihil, Britt Nakstad, Hans Jørgen Stensvold, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Thor Willy Ruud Hansen
AIM: This study compared the use of phototherapy for neonatal jaundice in all 21 Norwegian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) from 2013-2014 in order to improve practice. METHODS: Information on all types of phototherapy devices were collected and irradiance was measured from random units at 20cm and 50cm from the light source. We gathered information on local practice rules, including the use of single, double or triple phototherapy, how infants were positioned, the frequency of blood sampling, rules for using reflective surfaces and interrupting phototherapy...
November 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119141/case-report-ursodeoxycholic-acid-treatment-in-niemann-pick-disease-type-c-clinical-experience-in-four-cases
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William R H Evans, Elena-Raluca Nicoli, Raymond Y Wang, Nina Movsesyan, Frances M Platt
In this case series, we demonstrate that Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) improves liver dysfunction in Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) and may restore a suppressed cytochrome p450 system. NPC disease is a progressive neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disease caused by mutations in either the NPC1 or NPC2 genes. Liver disease is a common feature presenting either acutely as cholestatic jaundice in the neonatal period, or in later life as elevated liver enzymes indicative of liver dysfunction. Recently, an imbalance in bile acid synthesis in a mouse model of NPC disease was linked to suppression of the P450 detoxification system and was corrected by UDCA treatment...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100893/-late-preterm-infants-in-spain-experience-of-the-34-36-neonatal-group
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Mercedes García-Reymundo, Xavier Demestre, M José Calvo, Gemma Ginovart, Ana Jiménez, José Antonio Hurtado
INTRODUCTION: Late preterm (LP) infants (34 -36 weeks of gestation) are the largest group of preterm infants and also the least studied so far. In order to improve their care and reduce the impact of their increased morbidity and mortality, it is essential to know the current situation in Spain. POPULATION AND METHOD: Clinical-epidemiological variables of the LP population of 34 participating hospitals were prospectively collected from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2016, and were then compared with the Minimum Perinatal Data Set for term births in the database...
October 31, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
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/29082067/pof-yarn-weaves-controlling-the-light-out-coupling-of-wearable-phototherapy-devices
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Brit M Quandt, Marisa S Pfister, Jörn F Lübben, Fabrizio Spano, René M Rossi, Gian-Luca Bona, Luciano F Boesel
Neonatal jaundice (hyperbilirubinaemia) is common in neonates and, often, intensive blue-light phototherapy is required to prevent long-term effects. A photonic textile can overcome three major incubator-related concerns: Insulation of the neonate, human contact, and usage restraints. This paper describes the development of a homogeneous luminous textile from polymer optical fibres to use as a wearable, long-term phototherapy device. The bend out-coupling of light from the POFs was related to the weave production, e...
October 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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
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