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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102073/estimates-of-health-impacts-and-radiative-forcing-in-winter-haze-in-eastern-china-through-constraints-of-surface-pm2-5-predictions
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Meng Gao, Pablo E Saide, Jinyuan Xin, Yuesi Wang, Zirui Liu, Yuxuan Wang, Zifa Wang, Mariusz Pagowski, Sarath K Guttikunda, Gregory R Carmichael
The Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) Three-Dimensional Variational (3DVAR) data assimilation system is extended to treat the MOSAIC aerosol model in WRF-Chem, and to be capable of assimilating surface PM2.5 concentrations. The coupled GSI-WRF-Chem system is applied to reproduce aerosol levels over China during an extremely polluted winter month, January 2013. After assimilating surface PM2.5 concentrations, the correlation coefficients between observations and model results averaged over the assimilated sites are improved from 0...
January 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100335/-methods-for-establishing-animal-model-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-their-evaluation
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Zeng Xiong, Xia Zhou, Shao-Jie Yue
With the development of treatment, the survival rate of premature infants has significantly increased, especially extremely premature infants and very low birth weight infants. This has led to an increase in incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) year by year. BPD has been one of the most common respiratory system diseases in premature infants, especially the small premature infants. Arrested alveolar development is an important cause of BPD. Therefore, the mechanism of arrested alveolar development and the intervention measures for promoting alveolar development are the focuses of research on BPD...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098724/central-macular-thickness-in-6-5-year-old-children-born-extremely-preterm-is-strongly-associated-with-gestational-age-even-when-adjusted-for-risk-factors
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Anna E C Molnar, Rebecka M Rosén, Maria Nilsson, Eva K B Larsson, Gerd E Holmström, Kerstin M Hellgren
PURPOSE: To assess the macular thickness in 6.5-year-old children born extremely preterm (EPT) in comparison with children born at term and to investigate risk factors associated with the macular thickness in the preterm group. METHODS: A population-based study of 6.5-year-old children born before the gestational age of 27 weeks and age-matched control subjects. Macular assessments with optical coherence tomography were performed, and the results were compared with neonatal risk factors and sex...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081574/gstp1-and-cyp2b6-genetic-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-neonates
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Sophia Zachaki, Aggeliki Daraki, Elena Polycarpou, Chrysa Stavropoulou, Kalliopi N Manola, Stavroula Gavrili
Objectives Antioxidant response plays a key role in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) pathogenesis. The glutathione-S-tranferases pi 1 (GSTP1) and cytochrome P450 (CYP) detoxification enzymes protect cells from oxidative damage. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the A(313)G GSTP1 and G(516)T CYP2B6 inactivating polymorphisms could be associated with BPD susceptibility. Study Design To test this hypothesis, we conducted a case-control study enrolled 138 premature neonates ≤32 weeks of gestational age; of the 138, 46 developed BPD and 92 did not develop BPD...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063866/chemotherapy-induced-neuropathy-in-cancer-survivors
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Christine Miaskowski, Judy Mastick, Steven M Paul, Kimberly Topp, Betty Smoot, Gary Abrams, Lee-May Chen, Kord M Kober, Yvette P Conley, Margaret Chesney, Kay Bolla, Grace Mausisa, Melissa Mazor, Melisa Wong, Mark Schumacher, Jon D Levine
CONTEXT: Evidence suggests that chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIN) is a significant problem for cancer survivors. However, a detailed phenotypic characterization of CIN in cancer survivors is not available. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate between group differences in demographic and clinical characteristics, as well as in measures of sensation, function, and postural control, in a sample of cancer survivors who received a platinum and/or a taxane-based CTX regimen and did (n=426) and did not (n=197) develop CIN...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063379/oxidative-stress-mitochondrial-abnormalities-and-antioxidant-defense-in-ataxia-telangiectasia-bloom-syndrome-and-nijmegen-breakage-syndrome
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Mateusz Maciejczyk, Bozena Mikoluc, Barbara Pietrucha, Edyta Heropolitanska-Pliszka, Malgorzata Pac, Radosław Motkowski, Halina Car
Rare pleiotropic genetic disorders, Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), Bloom syndrome (BS) and Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) are characterised by immunodeficiency, extreme radiosensitivity, higher cancer susceptibility, premature aging, neurodegeneration and insulin resistance. Some of these functional abnormalities can be explained by aberrant DNA damage response and chromosomal instability. It has been suggested that one possible common denominator of these conditions could be chronic oxidative stress caused by endogenous ROS overproduction and impairment of mitochondrial homeostasis...
December 28, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062439/successful-survival-of-an-extreme-premature-infant-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Thomas Goddard, Chad Andersen, Andrew Tai
Extreme premature infants with cystic fibrosis typically do not survive the neonatal phase. This case report describes the youngest survivor of a premature infant with cystic fibrosis and highlights the importance of advanced neonatal care with cystic fibrosis therapy.
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060276/the-rodent-psychomotor-vigilance-test-rpvt-a-method-for-assessing-neurobehavioral-performance-in-rats-and-mice
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Catherine M Davis, Peter G Roma, Robert D Hienz
The human Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) is a widely used procedure for measuring changes in fatigue and sustained attention. The present article describes a rodent version of the PVT-termed the "rPVT"-that measures similar aspects of attention (i.e., performance accuracy, motor speed, premature responding, and lapses in attention). Data are presented that demonstrate both the short- and long-term usefulness of the rPVT when employed with laboratory rats. Rats easily learn the rPVT, and learning to perform the basic procedure takes less than two weeks of training...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053670/the-complete-genome-sequence-of-cronobacter-sakazakii-atcc-29544-t-a-food-borne-pathogen-isolated-from-a-child-s-throat
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Seongok Kim, You-Tae Kim, Hyunjin Yoon, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sangryeol Ryu
BACKGROUND: Cronobacter sakazakii is an emerging opportunistic pathogen that is associated with rare but life-threatening cases of severe diseases: meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and sepsis in premature and full-term infants. However, the pathogenesis mechanism of this pathogen remains largely unknown. To determine its pathogenesis at the genomic level, the genome of C. sakazakii ATCC 29544(T) was completely sequenced and analyzed. RESULTS: The genomic DNA, containing a circular chromosome and three plasmids, is composed of 4,511,265 bp with a GC content of 56...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045727/parental-perception-of-risk-associated-with-their-premature-infant
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Laura Fletcher, Tammy Pham, Helen Papaioannou, Regina Spinazzola, Ruth Milanaik
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth has been linked to increased parental stress, depression, and anxiety. Although the rate of neonatal morbidity and mortality decreases with increasing gestational age, recent research has revealed that there is no threshold age for risk or parental concern. PURPOSE: This study examines parental concern about medical and developmental outcomes of their premature infant. METHODS: Parents of 60 premature infants were surveyed in a follow-up clinic regarding their level of concern about 11 morbidities and their child's gestation-adjusted age; these were compared with the infant's inpatient chart...
December 31, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035052/screening-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-and-treatment-outcome-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-hong-kong
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L Pl Iu, C Hy Lai, M Cy Fan, I Yh Wong, J Sm Lai
INTRODUCTION: Studies on the prevalence and severity of retinopathy of prematurity in the local population are scarce. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence, screening, and treatment outcome of retinopathy of prematurity in a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong. METHODS: This cross-sectional study with internal comparison was conducted at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. The study evaluated 89 premature infants who were born at the hospital and were screened for retinopathy of prematurity, in accordance with the 2008 British Guidelines, between January 2013 and December 2013...
December 30, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028710/restoring-ovarian-endocrine-function-with-encapsulated-ovarian-allograft-in-immune-competent-mice
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Anu David, James Ronald Day, Alexa Leigh Cichon, Adam Lefferts, Marilia Cascalho, Ariella Shikanov
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a major complication of cytotoxic treatments due to extreme ovarian sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiation. In pediatric cancer patients modern therapy has improved the long-term survival to over 80% in the United States. However, these cancer survivors face long-term health problems related to treatment toxicity. In female cancer survivors POI leads to sterility, along with the consequences of estrogen deficiency such as premature osteopenia, muscle wasting, accelerated cardiovascular diseases and a vast array of other health and developmental problems...
December 27, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026734/-callus-distraction-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-defects-of-the-femur-and-tibia
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R Veselý, V Procházka
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Evaluation of the results in patients treated for post-traumatic defects by the method of callus distraction of the femur and tibia using a monolateral external fixator. MATERIAL AND METHODS The group comprised 42 patients, 38 men and 4 woman, who underwent callus distraction using a monolateral external fixator in the Trauma Hospital Brno in the period from 2003 to 2010. The average age of the patients on the day gradual callus distraction was commenced was 32 (18-64) years. Post-traumatic bone defects were treated in 31 patients and deformities resulting from resection of post-traumatic infection loci in 11 patients...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017257/autosomal-recessive-cerebellar-ataxia-type-1-mimicking-multiple-sclerosis-a-report-of-two-siblings-with-a-novel-mutation-in-syne1-gene-in-a-saudi-family
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Hussein Algahtani, Yousef Marzouk, Raghad Algahtani, Sali Salman, Bader Shirah
Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia type 1 (ARCA1), also known as recessive ataxia of Beauce, is an adult onset pure cerebellar ataxia that typically presents with cerebellar ataxia and/or dysarthria. A mutation in the synaptic nuclear envelope protein 1 (SYNE1) gene that is located on chromosome 6p25 results in premature termination of the protein. It was first reported in 2007 as the first identified gene responsible for a recessively inherited pure cerebellar ataxia. In this article, we are presenting two brothers with ARCA1 who were misdiagnosed and treated as multiple sclerosis for more than a decade...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009319/-ultrasound-monitoring-of-central-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-during-the-treatment-of-arterial-hypotension-in-preterm-infants
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A Zakrevskyy, O Karapetyan, V Agashkov, K Kosenko
The purpose of the study was to evaluate and identify patterns of changes in central and cerebral hemodynamics in neonates with low and extremely low birth weight and birth asphyxia, in order to achieve the early diagnosis of disorders of the central hemodynamics and autoregulation of cerebral blood flow, for timely fluid correction and inotropic therapy. Observation data on 44 preterm infants who were treated at the Kharkiv City Perinatal Centre and Regional Children's Clinical Hospital №1 of Kharkiv has been analyzed...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002856/-the-changing-value-of-mother-s-milk-feeding-premature-and-sick-newborns-since-the-late-19th-century
#16
A Sunder-Plaßmann
In the 1960s/early 70s there was a widespread conviction in West Germany that mother's milk was no longer essential even for premature infants given the availability of improved industrial milk products. But today the superiority of human milk is again undisputed, and progress in neonatology has created a growing target group of extremely premature infants who show clear benefits from being fed with human milk, particularly regarding improved outcomes. Currently there is a revival of donor milk banks (FMB)...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001276/effects-of-prematurity-on-language-acquisition-and-auditory-maturation-a-systematic-review
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Inaê Costa Rechia, Luciéle Dias Oliveira, Anelise Henrich Crestani, Eliara Pinto Vieira Biaggio, Ana Paula Ramos de Souza
Purpose: To verify which damages prematurity causes to hearing and language. Research strategies: We used the decriptors language/linguagem, hearing/audição, prematurity/prematuridade in databases LILACS, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library and Scielo. Selection criteria: randomized controlled trials, non-randomized intervention studies and descriptive studies (cross-sectional, cohort, case-control projects). Data analysis: The articles were assessed independently by two authors according to the selection criteria...
November 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996919/decision-zone-at-the-margins-of-life-and-good-health-the-role-of-medical-staff-guidelines-for-the-care-of-extremely-early-gestation-pregnancies-and-premature-infants
#18
Kevin M Dirksen, Joseph W Kaempf, Mark W Tomlinson, Nicole M Schmidt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996907/resuscitation-decisions-of-extremely-premature-infants-at-the-limits-of-viability-defining-best-interests
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Jennifer E deSante-Bertkau, Beth Haberman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992071/are-behaviour-problems-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-children-related-to-their-motor-ability
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Marcella Danks, Kate Cherry, Yvonne R Burns, Peter H Gray
AIM: Investigate if behaviour problems are independently related to mild motor impairment in 11-13 year old children born preterm with extremely low birth weight (ELBW). METHODS: The cross sectional study included 48 (27 male) non-disabled, otherwise healthy ELBW children (<1000g) and 55 (28 male) term born peers. Parents reported behaviour using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). Children completed the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC)...
December 19, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
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