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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721836/assisted-reproductive-technologies-a-hierarchy-of-risks-for-conception-pregnancy-outcomes-and-treatment-decisions
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M J Davies, A R Rumbold, V M Moore
The use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) for the treatment of infertility has grown exponentially over the last 20 years, and now accounts for 4% of all births in Australia, and over 1 m births annually around the globe. There is consistent reporting of increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes and birth defects following infertility treatment. However, change in practice has been stymied by critical knowledge gaps with regards to (a) the relative contribution of patient and treatment factors to adverse outcomes, (b) the independent contribution of specific contemporary treatments and treatment combinations to outcomes, (c) the impact of innovations in laboratory and clinical practice on treatment success and observed risk and (d) changes over time in patient characteristics...
August 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721812/update-on-phototherapy-in-jaundiced-neonates
#2
Finn Ebbesen, Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M Jeffrey Maisels
BACKGROUND: Even relatively low serum bilirubin concentrations can cause neurodevelopmental impairment in extremely low birth weight (EBWL) infants, while sequelae from hyperbilirubinemia in late preterm and term infants are rare and occur only at very high serum bilirubin lev-els. Phototherapy is the current treatment of choice. OBJECTIVE: To present an update on the most important issues involved in phototherapy for jaundiced infants. RESULTS: Light absorption by bilirubin in the skin transforms the native Z,Z-bilirubin to conformational photoisomers Z,E-bilirubin and E,Z-bilirubin and structural photoisomers E,Z-lumirubin and E,E-lumirubin...
July 18, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719503/central-peripheral-temperature-monitoring-as-a-marker-for-diagnosing-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis
#3
José Luis Leante-Castellanos, Antonio Martínez-Gimeno, Manuel Cidrás-Pidré, Gerardo Martínez-Munar, Ana García-González, Carmen Fuentes-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for late-onset sepsis depends largely on a timely diagnosis. We assess central-peripheral temperature difference monitoring as a marker for late-onset neonatal sepsis diagnosis. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study focusing on a cohort of 129 very low birth weight infants. Thermal gradient alteration was defined as a difference of > 2°C maintained during 4 hours. We then determined its association with the late-onset sepsis variable through logistic regression...
July 13, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718356/comparison-of-three-non-invasive-ventilation-strategies-nsippv-bipap-ncpap-for-rds-in-vlbw-infants
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Vincenzo Salvo, Gianluca Lista, Enrica Lupo, Alberto Ricotti, Luc J I Zimmermann, Antonio W D Gavilanes, Eloisa Gitto, Micaela Colivicchi, Valeria Ferraù, Diego Gazzolo
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) significantly changed the management of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants. Further perspectives for neonatologists regard the assessment of different NIV strategies in terms of availability, effectiveness and failure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of three different NIV strategies: nasal continuous pressure (N-CPAP), nasal synchronized intermittent positive pressure ventilation (N-SIPPV) and nasal bilevel CPAP (BiPAP), as first intention treatment for RDS in very low birth-weight infants (VLBW)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717131/lactobacillus-acidophilus-bifidobacterium-infantis-probiotics-are-associated-with-increased-growth-of-vlbwi-among-those-exposed-to-antibiotics
#5
Christoph Härtel, Julia Pagel, Juliane Spiegler, Janne Buma, Philipp Henneke, Michael Zemlin, Dorothee Viemann, Christian Gille, Stephan Gehring, David Frommhold, Jan Rupp, Egbert Herting, Wolfgang Göpel
We performed an observational study with very-low-birth weight infants (VLBWI) ≤33 weeks of gestation born in centers of the German Neonatal Network (GNN; (total n = 8534, n = 6229 received probiotics). The primary objectives of our study were (a) to assess the effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus/Bifidobacterium infantis probiotics on growth in VLBWI during primary stay in hospital and (b) to determine whether this effect is modified by antibiotic exposure. In linear regression models the administration of probiotics was independently associated with improved weight gain [g/d; effect size B = 0...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711895/-the-dynamics-of-the-incidence-of-intraventricular-hemorrhages-and-their-outcomes-among-prematurely-born-children-of-the-poltava-region-in-2007-2016
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Елена А Калюжка, Наталия С Артемова, Наталия И Гасюк, Светлана Н Цвиренко, Валерий И Похилько
INTRODUCTION: Over the past decade, with the increase in the number of prematurely born babies with very-low-body-weight (VLBW) at birth, the number of intraventricular hemorrhages (IVH), including severe, increases, which leads to an increase in mortality and an increase in the number of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH). AIM: To establish epidemiological trends in the IVH frequency, as well as their outcomes (PHH, mortality), among prematurely born children of the Poltava region during 2007-2016...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709451/comparing-very-low-birth-weight-versus-very-low-gestation-cohort-methods-for-outcome-analysis-of-high-risk-preterm-infants
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Louise Im Koller-Smith, Prakesh S Shah, Xiang Y Ye, Gunnar Sjörs, Yueping A Wang, Sharon S W Chow, Brian A Darlow, Shoo K Lee, Stellan Håkanson, Kei Lui
BACKGROUND: Compared to very low gestational age (<32 weeks, VLGA) cohorts, very low birth weight (<1500 g; VLBW) cohorts are more prone to selection bias toward small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants, which may impact upon the validity of data for benchmarking purposes. METHOD: Data from all VLGA or VLBW infants admitted in the 3 Networks between 2008 and 2011 were used. Two-thirds of each network cohort was randomly selected to develop prediction models for mortality and composite adverse outcome (CAO: mortality or cerebral injuries, chronic lung disease, severe retinopathy or necrotizing enterocolitis) and the remaining for internal validation...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704818/active-surveillance-cultures-and-targeted-decolonization-are-associated-with-reduced-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-in-vlbw-infants
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Lukas Wisgrill, Johanna Zizka, Lukas Unterasinger, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Thomas Waldhör, Athanasios Makristathis, Angelika Berger
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is a major contributor to infectious episodes of very low birth weight infants (VLBWI), resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of surveillance cultures and the decolonization of MSSA-colonized VLBWI. METHODS: VLBWI admitted to our neonatal wards in 2011-2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Rates of MSSA-attributable infections were compared before and after the implementation of active surveillance cultures and the decolonization of MSSA-colonized patients...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704817/outcome-of-preterm-neonates-with-a-birth-weight-1-500-g-with-severe-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-rescued-by-inhaled-nitric-oxide-therapy-and-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation
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Atoosa Golfar, Jagmeet Bhogal, Barbara Kamstra, Ann Hudson-Mason, Mosarrat Qureshi, Georg M Schmölzer, Po-Yin Cheung
BACKGROUND: Despite being an experimental therapy in preterm neonates, inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is used as a rescue therapy when high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) and other conventional therapies fail. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the outcomes of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) neonates with hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF) who had received iNO after maximal conventional therapies. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed preterm neonates (<33 weeks of gestation with a birth weight <1,500 g) who had all received HFOV and then iNO from March 1, 2009 to April 1, 2014 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702694/mortality-and-morbidity-in-oesophageal-atresia
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Robert T Peters, Hany Ragab, Malachy O Columb, James Bruce, Ralph J MacKinnon, Ross J Craigie
BACKGROUND: Several classification systems exist to predict mortality in oesophageal atresia, the most widely quoted of these being over 20 years old. No classification system exists to predict morbidity. We sought to test whether these classification systems remain relevant and to determine whether they can be useful to predict morbidity. In addition, we aimed to identify independent risk factors for predicting mortality and morbidity. METHODS: Neonates presenting with oesophageal atresia over a 20-year period (1990-2010) were retrospectively reviewed...
July 12, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701390/spontaneous-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-infants-%C3%A2-1500-g
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Jana Semberova, Jan Sirc, Jan Miletin, Jachym Kucera, Ivan Berka, Sylva Sebkova, Sinead O'Sullivan, Orla Franklin, Zbynek Stranak
OBJECTIVES: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) remains a challenging issue in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, and its management varies widely. Our aim in this study was to document the natural course of ductus arteriosus in a cohort of VLBW infants who underwent conservative PDA management with no medical or surgical intervention. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study conducted in 2 European level-3 neonatal units. RESULTS: A total of 368 VLBW infants were born within the study period...
July 12, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701373/antibiotic-utilisation-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-without-sepsis-or-necrotising-enterocolitis-is-associated-with-multiple-adverse-outcomes
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Jessica L Roberts, Ravi M Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692577/associations-between-feeding-problems-and-maternal-sensitivity-across-infancy-differences-in-very-preterm-and-full-term-infants
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Ayten Bilgin, Dieter Wolke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of maternal sensitivity on infant feeding problems in very preterm/very low birth weight (VP/VLBW) and full-term (FT) infants. METHODS: Longitudinal study of 178 infants (73 VP/VLBW and 105 FT). Feeding problems and maternal sensitivity were assessed at term, 3 and 18 months. A cross-lagged path model was tested to assess the longitudinal associations. RESULTS: The direction of the association between maternal sensitivity and feeding problems differed among VP/VLBW and FT infants...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691556/fluid-management-during-the-first-postnatal-day-in-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-and-rates-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-requiring-treatment
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Michelle B Levinson, Catherine Messina, Jonathan P Mintzer
PURPOSE: Previous studies have suggested an association between high maintenance fluid volumes during the first several postnatal days and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) requiring treatment in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. However, no studies have specifically examined fluid administration during the first postnatal day with regard to PDA-related outcomes. We seek to determine whether additional intravenous fluid administration beyond prescribed goals during the first postnatal day is associated with PDA requiring treatment...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684649/neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-or-very-low-birth-weight-infants-over-a-decade-from-queen-mary-hospital-hong-kong-comparison-with-the-vermont-oxford-network
#15
Y Y Chee, M Sc Wong, R Ms Wong, K Y Wong
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of local data on neonatal outcomes of preterm/very-low-birth-weight infants in Hong Kong. This study aimed to evaluate the survival rate on discharge and morbidity of preterm/very-low-birth-weight infants (≤29+6 weeks and/or birth weight <1500 g) over a decade at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, so as to provide centre-specific data for prenatal counselling and to benchmark these results against the Vermont Oxford Network. METHODS: Standardised perinatal/neonatal data were collected for 449 infants with gestational age of 23+0 to 29+6 weeks and/or birth weight of <1500 g who were born at Queen Mary Hospital between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2014...
July 7, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683790/very-low-sensitivity-of-wet-mount-microscopy-compared-to-pcr-against-culture-in-the-diagnosis-of-vaginal-trichomoniasis-in-uganda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sheila Nabweyambo, Othman Kakaire, Stefanie Sowinski, Alfred Okeng, Henry Ojiambo, Joshua Kimeze, Irene Najjingo, Freddie Bwanga
BACKGROUND: Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) causes the Trichomoniasis Syndrome composed of vaginitis in women, urethritis in men and tube infection in both sexes. This infection is strongly associated with premature rupture of membranes, preterm delivery, low birth weight, promoting HIV sexual transmission and infertility. Prevention of these complications requires accurate early detection and effective treatment of infected individuals. In the resource limited settings, the wet mount microscopy (WMM) is often the only available test for laboratory detection of TV, but its accuracy and that of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tools in Uganda remain poorly studied...
July 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680794/methodological-challenges-in-international-comparisons-of-perinatal-mortality
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REVIEW
K S Joseph, Neda Razaz, Giulia M Muraca, Sarka Lisonkova
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Several prestigious agencies routinely rank countries based on crude perinatal and infant mortality rates, while more recently, international neonatal networks have begun comparing neonatal mortality and morbidity rates among very preterm and very low-birth-weight infants. We discuss the methodologic challenges that compromise such comparisons and potential remedies. RECENT FINDINGS: Crude perinatal mortality rates are biased by international variations in birth registration, especially at the borderline of viability...
2017: Current Epidemiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678222/the-impact-of-intrauterine-and-extrauterine-weight-gain-in-premature-infants-on-later-body-composition
#18
Miguel Saenz de Pipaon, Izaskun Dorronsoro, Laura Álvarez-Cuervo, Nancy F Butte, Rosario Madero, Vicente Barrios, Juan Coya, Miriam Martínez-Biarge, Gabriel Á Martos-Moreno, Mary S Fewtrell, Jesús Argente, José Quero
BackgroundThe impact of intrauterine and extrauterine growth on later insulin resistance and fat mass (FM) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants is not well established. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of intrauterine and early/late extrauterine growth on later insulin resistance and body composition in VLBW infants from 6 months' corrected age (CA) to 36 months.MethodsProspective measurements of body composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and insulin resistance by homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) along with other fasting plasma biochemistries were made in 95 VLBW infants at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months' CA and 36 months' postnatal age...
July 5, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676510/peritoneal-dialysis-in-very-low-birth-weight-neonates
#19
Vesna D Stojanović, Svetlana S Bukarica, Jelena B Antić, Aleksandra D Doronjski
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate clinical characteristics and outcomes of very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates with acute kidney injury (AKI) treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: This retrospective study included 10 VLBW neonates treated with PD. Intravenous (IV) cannula and umbilical venous catheter were used for the peritoneal access. RESULTS: Mean age at the moment of starting PD was 14.9 ± 9.3 days...
July 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674637/recurrent-staphylococcal-scalded-skin-syndrome-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-neonate
#20
Jennifer Davidson, Samantha Polly, Peter J Hayes, Kristopher R Fisher, Ajay J Talati, Tejesh Patel
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) in premature infants is a rare condition. We present SSSS in an extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infant with recurrent and confirmed bacterial sepsis. We present it to emphasize the importance for clinicians to not only recognize the clinical manifestations of SSSS, but also the need to closely monitor infants, especially very low-birth-weight (VLBW) and ELBW infants with SSSS for recurrence and bacterial sepsis. SSSS in preterm infants is a potentially lethal condition and early recognition and appropriate supportive care could be life-saving...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
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