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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644831/inflammatory-and-vascular-placental-lesions-are-associated-with-neonatal-amplitude-integrated-eeg-recording-in-early-premature-neonates
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Dorit Paz-Levy, Letizia Schreiber, Offer Erez, Sharon Goshen, Justin Richardson, VIadimir Drunov, Orna Staretz Chacham, Eilon Shany
INTRODUCTION: Placental histologic examination can assist in revealing the mechanism leading to preterm birth. Accumulating evidence suggests an association between intrauterine pathological processes, morbidity and mortality of premature infants, and their long term outcome. Neonatal brain activity is increasingly monitored in neonatal intensive care units by amplitude integrated EEG (aEEG) and indices of background activity and sleep cycling patterns were correlated with long term outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635525/the-role-of-prenatal-obstetric-and-post-partum-factors-in-the-parenting-stress-of-mothers-and-fathers-of-9-month-old-infants
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Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Gillian Murphy, Mike Murphy
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this paper was to examine the role of perinatal, obstetric and post partum factors on maternal and paternal stress. It will present the first examination of the role of prenatal, obstetric, post-partum, and demographic variables in parenting stress for mothers and fathers at 9 months. METHODS: Data from 6821 parental dyads of 9-month-old infants were extracted from the Growing Up in Ireland National Longitudinal Study of Children. Participants completed the Parental Stress Scale, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, the Quality of Attachment Sub-scale from the Maternal and Paternal Postnatal Attachment Scales, and a single item health status question from the Short Form 12 Health Survey...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632088/the-association-of-daytime-maternal-napping-and-exercise-with-nighttime-sleep-in-first-time-mothers-between-3-and-6-months-postpartum
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Teresa A Lillis, Nancy A Hamilton, Sarah D Pressman, Christina S Khou
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relationship of daytime maternal napping, exercise, caffeine, and alcohol intake to objective and subjective sleep indices. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty healthy, nondepressed, first-time mothers between 3 and 6 months postpartum. METHODS: Seven consecutive days of online behavior diaries, sleep diaries, and wrist actigraphy, collecting Total Sleep Time (TST), Sleep Onset Latency (SOL), and Wake After Sleep Onset (WASO)...
October 19, 2016: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631347/reducing-the-maternal-dietary-intake-of-indigestible-and-slowly-absorbed-short-chain-carbohydrates-is-associated-with-improved-infantile-colic-a-proof-of-concept-study
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M Iacovou, E C Mulcahy, H Truby, J S Barrett, P R Gibson, J G Muir
BACKGROUND: To investigate if a low fermentable oligo-, di- and mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet consumed by breastfeeding mothers may be associated with reduced symptoms of infantile colic. METHODS: Exclusively breastfeeding mothers and their typically-developing healthy infants who met the Wessel Criteria for infantile colic were recruited from the community, to this single-blind, open-label, interventional study. After a 3-day qualifying period, mothers were provided a low FODMAP 7-day diet...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629369/erratum-to-relationships-between-parental-sleep-quality-fatigue-cognitions-about-infant-sleep-and-parental-depression-pre-and-post-intervention-for-infant-behavioral-sleep-problems
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Wendy A Hall, Melissa Moynihan, Radhika Bhagat, Joanne Wooldridge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627083/a-review-of-important-eeg-features-for-the-assessment-of-brain-maturation-in-premature-infants
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REVIEW
Elena Pavlidis, Rhodri O Lloyd, Sean Mathieson, Geraldine B Boylan
This review describes the maturational features of the baseline electroencephalogram (EEG) in the neurologically healthy preterm infant. Features such as continuity, sleep state, synchrony and transient waveforms are described, even from extremely preterm infants and includes abundant illustrated examples. The physiological significance of these EEG features and their relationship to neurodevelopment is highlighted where known. This review also demonstrates the importance of multichannel conventional EEG monitoring for preterm infants as many of the features described are not apparent if limited channel EEG monitors are used...
June 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617425/does-preterm-period-sleep-development-predict-early-childhood-growth-trajectories
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M R Winkler, J Park, W Pan, D H Brandon, M Scher, D Holditch-Davis
OBJECTIVE: The current study examined the relationship between sleep state development across the preterm and early post-term periods and subsequent growth trajectories from 1 to 27 months corrected age. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively from 111 preterm infants (⩽34 weeks gestation) who participated in a multi-site longitudinal study. Separate longitudinal parallel process models were calculated for each sleep state (active and quiet sleep) and growth (weight, length and body mass index (BMI) Z-scores) variable to estimate the associations between their developmental trajectories...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613954/comparison-of-sleep-characteristics-pattern-and-problems-in-young-children-within-the-southeast-asian-region
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Kim Dy Daban, Daniel Yt Goh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Optimal sleeping habits are important for health development of infants. The role of culture on sleep habits cannot be underestimated. We aimed to characterize sleep patterns, sleep practices and sleep problems; and assess the sleep settings and parental perceptions of sleep problems in children from birth to 36 months in countries in the Southeast Asian (SEA) region. PARTICIPANTS: Parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months old) from countries in Southeast Asia participated in this study...
June 14, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606858/comparison-of-text-messages-vs-email-when-communicating-and-querying-with-mothers-about-safe-infant-sleep
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Rachel Y Moon, Fern R Hauck, Ann L Kellams, Eve R Colson, Nicole L Geller, Timothy C Heeren, Stephen M Kerr, Michael J Corwin
OBJECTIVES: To assess how mothers' choice of email or text messages (SMS) to receive safe sleep communications impacts educational video viewing and responses to care practice queries. METHODS: 792 new mothers received safe sleep-related communications for 60 days following newborn hospital discharge, as part of a trial of health education interventions on infant care practices. Mothers chose email or SMS for study communications and were sent 22 short safe sleep videos and 41 queries regarding infant care practices...
June 9, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606238/-efficacy-of-sleep-position-correction-for-treating-infants-with-positional-plagiocephaly
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Yan Wu, Zhi-Feng Wu, Yu-Ping Zhang, Cong-Min Zhao, Xiu-Mei Yu, Wang Yang, Zai-Xin Chen, Qiu-Ming Pan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of 2-month course of sleeping position correction in the treatment of positional plagiocephaly in infants aged <8 months. METHODS: A total of 73 infants with positional plagiocephaly between January 2015 and June 2016 were divided into treatment group (n=46) and control group (n=27) according to parents' wishes. The treatment group received sleeping position correction, while the control group received sleep curve mattress...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606237/-evaluation-of-quality-of-life-of-children-with-atopic-dermatitis-before-and-after-treatment
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Ying Cheng, Zhen Zhang, Xiao-Yi Liu, Huan He, Ji Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the quality of life of children with atopic dermatitis (AD) and their families, and to assess the changes in quality of life after treatment. METHODS: The Infants' Dermatitis Quality of Life Index (IDQOL), Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI), and Dermatitis Family Impact (DFI) questionnaires were used to evaluate quality of life in 109 children with AD and 55 normal children. The Severity Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) was used to evaluate disease severity...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600160/family-based-obesity-prevention-for-infants-design-of-the-mothers-others-randomized-trial
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Heather M Wasser, Amanda L Thompson, Chirayath M Suchindran, Eric A Hodges, Barbara D Goldman, Eliana M Perrin, Myles S Faith, Cynthia M Bulik, M Jane Heinig, Margaret E Bentley
OBJECTIVE: Our goal is to test the efficacy of a family-based, multi-component intervention focused on infants of African-American (AA) mothers and families, a minority population at elevated risk for pediatric obesity, versus a child safety attention-control group to promote healthy weight gain patterns during the first two years of life. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, AND METHODS: The design is a two-group randomized controlled trial among 468 AA pregnant women in central North Carolina...
June 21, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599953/naps-improve-new-walkers-locomotor-problem-solving
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Sarah E Berger, Anat Scher
In this first study of the impact of sleep on infants' problem solving of a locomotor task, 28 newly walking infants who were within a week of having given up crawling trained to navigate a shoulder-height tunnel to reach a caregiver waiting at the end. During the transitional window between crawling and walking, infants are reluctant to return to crawling, making this task uniquely challenging. Infants were randomly assigned to either nap or stay awake during a delay between training and a later test session...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599744/understanding-the-risks-sitting-and-carrying-devices-pose-to-safe-infant-sleep
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Roger Rholdon
There have been various campaigns and recommendations to decrease the incidence of sudden unexpected infant death. Despite this, caregivers continue to place infants in unsafe sleeping environments. These environments, such as sitting devices, slings, carriers, and car seats, pose a significant risk to an infant's safety because of the risk from suffocation and cardiorespiratory instability. It is important for health care providers to understand the appropriate use of car seats, slings, and other sitting devices, to model appropriate behaviors, and to educate parents and caregivers...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592012/-investigation-of-dose-dependent-association-between-bedtime-routines-and-sleep-outcomes-in-infants-and-toddlers
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F Yang, Q M Lin, G H Wang, Y R Jiang, Y J Song, S M Dong, W Q Sun, Y J Deng, Y Wang, X J Xu, Q Zhu, F Jiang
Objective: To investigate the current bedtime routine among Chinese children less than 3 years of age and explore its dose-dependent association with sleep duration and sleep quality. Method: Healthy full-term born children aged 0-35 months were selected by stratified cluster random sampling method from 8 provinces in China following the "Hospital of Province-City-County" sampling technical route during 2012-2013.Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire(BISQ) was used to assess sleep conditions of these children.Children's personal and family information was obtained by Shanghai Children's Medical Center Socio-demographic Questionnaire...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590549/association-between-breast-feeding-and-paediatric-sleep-disordered-breathing-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Cecilia Ponce-Garcia, Ivonne Angelica Hernandez, Paul Major, Carlos Flores-Mir
BACKGROUND: Breast feeding has been suggested as a potential protective factor against childhood snoring and sleep disordered breathing (SDB). SDB can have major health consequences. The objective of this systematic review is to synthesise the available literature concerning any potential association between infant feeding methods and SDB in young children. METHODS: Five electronic databases were searched. All searches were inclusive until August 5, 2016. Two authors independently reviewed potentially relevant articles for eligibility...
June 7, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589638/inter-observer-reliability-in-reading-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalogram-in-the-newborn-intensive-care-unit
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Bhavesh Mehta, Nadine Griffiths, Kaye Spence, Sharon Laing
AIM: Amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) is widely used in neonates to detect electrical seizure and predict outcome following hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy and other encephalopathy. Because accurate interpretation is important for clinical decision-making and family counselling, inter-observer reliability is a major concern. We aimed to evaluate inter-observer reliability in the interpretation of aEEG tracings in a neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Three neonatal intensive care unit clinicians with different levels of experience in reading aEEG independently reviewed and scored aEEG traces using standardised criteria, categories and interpretation rules...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585664/identification-and-treatment-of-adolescents-with-perinatal-anxiety-and-depression
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Linda Paine Hughes, Tammy Austin-Ketch, Ellen M Volpe, Nancy Campbell-Heider
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) are the most common, yet under-diagnosed and undertreated complication of pregnancy, affecting up to 50% of pregnant and parenting teens. PMAD are a global health issue that can have devastating effects on the mental, physical, emotional, developmental health, and social life of the mother, infant, and family. Adolescents present with similar symptoms of PMAD as their adult counterparts, but also experience isolation from their peer group and lack of resources and coping strategies, as well as difficulty sleeping and lack of concentration and ability to focus...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583502/the-effectiveness-of-earmuffs-on-the-physiologic-and-behavioral-stability-in-preterm-infants
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Nasrin Khalesi, Nastaran Khosravi, Azadeh Ranjbar, Zahra Godarzi, Alireza Karimi
BACKGROUND: The use of earmuffs can protect preterm infants against negative effects of high noise levels in the neonatal intensive care unit. This study was aimed at assessing the effectiveness of the earmuffs on the physiologic and behavioral responses in preterm infants. METHODS: A crossed over controlled trial was conducted at Aliasghar Hospital (Tehran, Iran) in 2014. Thirty-six preterm infants cared in closed incubators, 18 cases wore a pair of silicon earmuffs in the first day and the others were worn it at the second day...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576897/anticipatory-guidance-to-prevent-infant-sleep-problems-within-a-randomised-controlled-trial-infant-maternal-and-partner-outcomes-at-6-months-of-age
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Barbara C Galland, Rachel M Sayers, Sonya L Cameron, Andrew R Gray, Anne-Louise M Heath, Julie A Lawrence, Alana Newlands, Barry J Taylor, Rachael W Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of sleep education delivered antenatally and at 3 weeks postpartum to prevent infant sleep problems at 6 months of age. DESIGN: Sleep intervention within a randomised controlled trial for the Prevention of Overweight in Infancy (POI) study. PARTICIPANTS: 802 families were randomly allocated to one of four groups: usual care (control), sleep intervention (sleep), food, activity and breastfeeding intervention (FAB), and combined group receiving both interventions (combination)...
June 2, 2017: BMJ Open
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