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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545652/using-quality-improvement-to-increase-human-milk-use-for-preterm-infants
#1
Margaret G Parker, Aloka L Patel
This review will provide an overview of quality improvement methods that have been used to improve human milk use (mother's own milk and donor milk) for very low-birth-weight infants in the hospital setting in the last decade. We will review the following: (1) evidence-based practices known to increase mother's own milk for very low-birth-weight infants; (2) individual hospitals with exemplary lactation programs and past and current US-based statewide quality improvement collaboratives focused on increasing mother's own milk; and (3) existing quality metrics for human milk and gaps in metrics...
May 23, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544886/the-level-of-physical-fitness-in-children-aged-6-7years-with-low-birthweight
#2
Elżbieta Cieśla, Monika Zaręba, Sławomir Kozieł
BACKGROUND: Level of physical fitness is related to the functional status of most of the bodily functions and so it appears to be very important to identify perinatal factors influencing physical fitness. AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of birth weight on the level of physical fitness in children 6-7years of age. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: Physical fitness was assessed using EUROFIT tests in 28,623 children, aged 6-7years, from rural areas in Poland...
May 22, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539199/respiratory-severity-score-and-extubation-readiness-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#3
Maroun J Mhanna, Narayan P Iyer, Scott Piraino, Mohit Jain
BACKGROUND: The respiratory severity score (RSS) is a byproduct of mean airway pressure (MAP) and fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2). We sought to determine whether RSS could be used as a screening tool to predict extubation readiness in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, medical records of all VLBW infants admitted to our unit (6/1/09-2/28/12) were reviewed for infants' demographics, prenatal characteristics, and medication use...
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537798/neonatal-morbidity-count-is-associated-with-a-reduced-likelihood-of-achieving-recommendations-for-protein-lipid-and-energy-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-prospective-cohort-study
#4
Dawn V Y Ng, Sharon Unger, Michelle Asbury, Alex Kiss, Rosine Bishara, Nicole Bando, Chris Tomlinson, Sharyn Gibbins, Deborah L O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Serious morbidity may elevate nutrient requirements and affect adherence to feeding guidelines for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. An understanding of factors affecting nutrient intakes of VLBW infants will facilitate development of strategies to improve nutrient provision. Our aim was to examine the impact of neonatal morbidity count on achieving recommended nutrient intakes in VLBW infants. METHODS: VLBW infants enrolled in the Donor Milk for Improved Neurodevelopmental Outcomes trial (ISRCTN35317141, n = 363) were included...
May 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531098/increase-in-weight-in-low-birth-weight-and-very-low-birth-weight-infants-fed-fortified-breast-milk-versus-formula-milk-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#5
Kris Yuet Wan Lok, Pui Hing Chau, Heidi Sze Lok Fan, Kam Ming Chan, Bill H Chan, Genevieve P C Fung, Marie Tarrant
There has been a dramatic rise in preterm births in developed countries owing to changes in clinical practices and greater use of assisted reproductive techniques. However, few studies have examined the growth and outcomes of preterm infants according to the type of feeding (with fortified breast milk or formula). The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of breast milk feedings and formula on the growth and short-term outcomes of preterm infants in Hong Kong. In a single-center retrospective cohort study, we included 642 preterm infants at gestational age <37 weeks with birth weights <2200 g...
May 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527272/-does-corticosteroid-treatment-during-the-pre-and-postnatal-periods-affect-the-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-premature-newborns
#6
Marita Lardón, José Uberos, Eduardo Narbona
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoids, widely used in the perinatal period, may be associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects. OBJECTIVES: To analyze neurodevelopmental outcomes in a cohort of very low birth weight newborns treated with antenatal and/or postnatal corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study in which we included all very low birth weight babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital between 2008 and 2013...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521257/arsenic-in-drinking-water-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-ohio
#7
Kirsten S Almberg, Mary E Turyk, Rachael M Jones, Kristin Rankin, Sally Freels, Judith M Graber, Leslie T Stayner
BACKGROUND: Arsenic in drinking water has been associated with adverse reproductive outcomes in areas with high levels of naturally occurring arsenic. Less is known about the reproductive effects of arsenic at lower levels. OBJECTIVES: This research examined the association between low-level arsenic in drinking water and small for gestational age (SGA), term low birth weight (term LBW), very low birth weight (VLBW), preterm birth (PTB), and very preterm birth (VPTB) in the state of Ohio...
May 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520106/prophylactic-sustained-inflation-is-just-one-step-to-preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#8
G Lista, I Bresesti
I am glad to see that the Sustained Lung Inflation (SLI) trial (1) still draws a great deal of attention and I would like to clarify some aspects of the trial, in response to the comments by Gupta and Argarwal (2) in Acta Paediatrica. A meta-analysis carried out in 2016 demonstrated that starting non-invasive respiratory support from birth could reduce the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and death. However, about 50% of very low birth weight infants who are initially on nasal continuous positive airway pressure need subsequent intubation and mechanical ventilation...
May 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514918/does-vitamin-d-deficiency-affect-placental-inflammation-or-infections-among-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#9
Subhash Puthuraya, Sreenivas Karnati, S Nadya J Kazzi, Faisal Qureshi, Suzanne M Jacques, Ronald Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Examine the association between placental inflammation and neonatal infections and 25OH D levels at birth among VLBWI. STUDY DESIGN: Serum 25OH D levels were measured in 89 VLBWI (≤1250g) and 47 mothers on day one, and in 78 infants on day 21. Placentas were examined for maternal and fetal inflammation. Infants were divided into deficient (≤ 10 ng/ml) and adequate (> 10 ng/ml) groups based on 25OH D levels on day 1. RESULTS: Mean ± SD maternal levels of 25OH D (21± 9 ng/ml) correlated with infants' levels (15 ± 8 ng/ml), (p< 0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514886/physiological-effects-of-prebiotics-and-its-role-in-prevention-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-preterm-neonates
#10
Bhawan Deep Garg, Haribalakrishna Balasubramanian, Nandkishor S Kabra
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most serious gastrointestinal emergencies in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates, affecting 7% to 14% of these neonates. Due to seriousness of disease, prevention of NEC is the most important goal. Current evidence from systematic review and meta-analysis revealed probiotics are the most promising intervention in reduction of the incidence of NEC in VLBW neonates. As per the evidence, prebiotics modulate the composition of human intestine microflora to the benefit of the host by suppression of colonization of harmful microorganism and/or the stimulation of bifidobacterial growth, decreased stool viscosity, reduced gastrointestinal transit time and better feed tolerance...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511836/corrigendum-to-morbidity-and-mortality-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants-in-taiwan-changes-in-15-years-a-population-based-study-j-formos-med-assoc-115-2016-1039-1045
#11
Yi-Yu Su, Shih-Hsin Wang, Hung-Chieh Chou, Chien-Yi Chen, Wu-Shiun Hsieh, Po-Nien Tsao, Kuo-Inn Tsou
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June 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499135/pain-threshold-tolerance-and-intensity-in-adolescents-born-very-preterm-or-with-low-birth-weight
#12
Christ-Jan J L M van Ganzewinkel, Jasper V Been, Inge Verbeek, Tera Boelen van der Loo, Sylvia M van der Pal, Boris W Kramer, Peter Andriessen
BACKGROUND: Data on long-term consequences of neonatal pain is limited. AIM: To assess whether perinatal factors, later pain experience and pain coping strategies are associated with altered pain threshold, pain tolerance and pain intensity in adolescents born preterm. STUDY DESIGN: Observational, longitudinal study (Project on Preterm and SGA-infants, POPS-19). SUBJECTS: We analyzed data of 412 adolescents at the age of 19years, who were born at a gestational age<32weeks or with a birth weight<1500g...
May 9, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498519/starting-enteral-nutrition-with-preterm-single-donor-milk-instead-of-formula-affects-time-to-full-enteral-feeding-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Alexandra Kreissl, Elisabeth Sauerzapf, Andreas Repa, Christoph Binder, Margarita Thanhaeuser, Bernd Jilma, Robin Ristl, Angelika Berger, Nadja Haiden
AIM: This study compared the impact of using either single donor breast milk or formula to start enteral feeding in preterm infants, on the time to full enteral feeding, growth and morbidity. The milk was provided by other preterm mothers. METHODS: This was an observational prospective study, carried out from June 2012 - March 2013 at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, on the effects of preterm single donor milk on 133 very low birth weight infants with a birth weight <1,500g and a gestational age <32 weeks until they were on full enteral feeding...
May 12, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498341/replication-of-high-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-prevalence-rates-child-characteristics-and-maternal-risk-factors-in-a-second-sample-of-rural-communities-in-south-africa
#14
Philip A May, Marlene M De Vries, Anna-Susan Marais, Wendy O Kalberg, David Buckley, Colleen M Adnams, Julie M Hasken, Barbara Tabachnick, Luther K Robinson, Melanie A Manning, Heidre Bezuidenhout, Margaret P Adam, Kenneth L Jones, Soraya Seedat, Charles D H Parry, H Eugene Hoyme
Background: Prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and total fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) were studied in a second sample of three South African rural communities to assess change. Methods: Active case ascertainment focused on children with height, weight and/or head circumference ≤25th centile and randomly-selected children. Final diagnoses were based on dysmorphology, neurobehavioral scores, and maternal risk interviews. Results: Cardinal facial features, head circumference, and total dysmorphology scores differentiated specific FASD diagnostic categories in a somewhat linear fashion but all FASD traits were significantly worse than those of randomly-selected controls...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491927/iron-supplements-for-infants-at-risk-for-iron-deficiency
#15
Brianna C MacQueen, Vickie L Baer, Danielle M Scott, Con Yee Ling, Elizabeth A O'Brien, Caitlin Boyer, Erick Henry, Robert E Fleming, Robert D Christensen
Professional societies have published recommendations for iron dosing of preterm neonates, but differences exist between guidelines. To help develop standardized guidelines, we performed a 10-year analysis of iron dosing in groups at risk for iron deficiency: IDM (infants of diabetic mothers), SGA (small for gestational age), and VLBW premature neonates (very low birth weight, <1500 g). We analyzed iron dosing after red cell transfusions and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA). Of IDM, 11.8% received iron in the hospital; 9...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489558/evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-elevated-newborn-17-hydroxyprogesterone-levels
#16
V Shobi Anandi, Bhattacharyya Shaila
BACKGROUND: Measurement of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) in dried blood spots has been widely used as a newborn screening tool for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Various maternal and neonatal factors can result in falsely high values of 17-OHP. There is a paucity of Indian studies in this regard because routine evaluation of newborn 17-OHP levels as a screening program is not widely practiced in India. Hence, this study was undertaken to evaluate the influence of various maternal and neonatal factors on newborn 17-OHP levels...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483844/perinatal-outcomes-in-multifetal-pregnancy-following-fetal-reduction
#17
Neda Razaz, Tehila Avitan, Joseph Ting, Tracy Pressey, K S Joseph
BACKGROUND: There is currently insufficient evidence regarding the prognosis of multifetal pregnancy following elective fetal reduction to twin or singleton pregnancy. We compared perinatal outcomes in pregnancies with and without fetal reduction. METHODS: We used data on all stillbirths and live births in British Columbia, Canada, from 2009 to 2013. We compared outcomes of multifetal pregnancies with fetal reduction (to twin or singleton pregnancy) with outcomes of pregnancies without fetal reduction...
May 8, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480219/apolipoprotein-e-genotype-in-very-preterm-neonates-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-an-analysis-of-the-german-neonatal-network-cohort
#18
Stephen Norda, Tanja K Rausch, Thorsten Orlikowsky, Matthias Hütten, Sören Schulz, Wolfgang Göpel, Ulrich Pecks
Aim. Cord blood of intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) neonates displays lipid changes towards atherosclerotic profiles. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and its isoforms (e2, e3, and e4) are involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism. Specifically, ApoE e4 has been associated with atherosclerotic diseases, while e2 has a favorable effect. We therefore hypothesized that ApoE e4 haplotype is frequently observed in IUGR neonates and contributes to impaired fetal growth and the association of IUGR with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477387/role-of-sex-in-morbidity-and-mortality-of-very-premature-neonates
#19
Masato Ito, Masanori Tamura, Fumihiko Namba
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effect of sex on survival and short-term outcomes of very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs) born in Japan. METHODS: This study included VLBWIs who were admitted to neonatal intensive care units between 2003 and 2012 participating in the Neonatal Research Network of Japan. The primary outcome was a composite of mortality or any major morbidity, including neurologic injury, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), or retinopathy of prematurity requiring treatment...
May 6, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476473/decrease-in-delivery-room-intubation-rates-after-use-of-nasal-intermittent-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-the-delivery-room-for-resuscitation-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#20
Manoj Biniwale, Fiona Wertheimer
BACKGROUND: The literature supports minimizing duration of invasive ventilation to decrease lung injury in premature infants. Neonatal Resuscitation Program recommended use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in delivery room for infants requiring prolonged respiratory support. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of implementation of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) using nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) for resuscitation in very low birth infants...
May 2, 2017: Resuscitation
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