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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723589/types-of-objects-in-the-sleep-environment-associated-with-infant-suffocation-and-strangulation
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Christopher E Gaw, Thitphalak Chounthirath, Jonathan Midgett, Kyran Quinlan, Gary A Smith
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the circumstances of death and types and roles of objects present in the sleep environment at the time of death for infants who died from suffocation or strangulation during sleep. METHODS: This study analyzed 1,736 reported incidents of accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) of infants younger than one year of age. These fatalities occurred from 2000 through 2012 and were reported to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission...
July 16, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722249/memory-in-3-month-old-infants-benefits-from-a-short-nap
#2
Klára Horváth, Benjamin Hannon, Peter P Ujma, Ferenc Gombos, Kim Plunkett
A broad range of studies demonstrate that sleep has a facilitating role in memory consolidation (see Rasch & Born, ). Whether sleep-dependent memory consolidation is also apparent in infants in their first few months of life has not been investigated. We demonstrate that 3-month-old infants only remember a cartoon face approximately 1.5-2 hours after its first presentation when a period of sleep followed learning. Furthermore, habituation time, that is, the time to become bored with a stimulus shown repetitively, correlated negatively with the density of infant sleep spindles, implying that processing speed is linked to specific electroencephalographic components of sleep...
July 18, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720290/how-to-improve-sleep-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review
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Agnes van den Hoogen, Charlotte J Teunis, Renée A Shellhaas, Sigrid Pillen, Manon Benders, Jeroen Dudink
There is increasing evidence that sleep plays a major role in the development of neural pathways in the neonatal brain. Several studies have suggested evidence-based approaches to improve sleep for infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); however, in many neonatal centers very few of these strategies seem to be implemented in routine care. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature to determine interventions promoting neonatal sleep on the NICU, in order to develop key guidelines to improve neonatal sleep...
July 15, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720232/meta-analysis-of-the-predictive-factors-of-postpartum-fatigue
#4
Hanan A Badr, Jaclene A Zauszniewski
PURPOSE: Nearly 64% of new mothers are affected by fatigue during the postpartum period, making it the most common problem that a woman faces as she adapts to motherhood. Postpartum fatigue can lead to serious negative effects on the mother's health and the newborn's development and interfere with mother-infant interaction. The aim of this meta-analysis was to identify predictive factors of postpartum fatigue and to document the magnitude of their effects using effect sizes. METHOD: We used two search engines, PubMed and Google Scholar, to identify studies that met three inclusion criteria: (a) the article was written in English, (b) the article studied the predictive factors of postpartum fatigue, and (c) the article included information about the validity and reliability of the instruments used in the research...
August 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720085/my-child-cannot-breathe-while-sleeping-a-report-of-three-cases-and-review
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Won Hee Seo, Minkyu Park, So-Hee Eun, Seonkyeong Rhie, Dae Jin Song, Kyu-Young Chae
BACKGROUND: Sudden breath-holding episodes during sleep in young children are potentially related to sudden infant death syndrome and other life-threatening events. Additionally, these episodes can negatively affect child's growth and development. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present 3 cases of preschool children with similar paroxysmal nocturnal waking events associated with choking that had different etiologies (nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux disease, and parasomnia, respectively)...
July 18, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711234/sleep-related-breathing-disorders-and-indications-for-polysomnography-in-preterm-infants
#6
Koen Joosten, Robbin de Goederen, Angelique Pijpers, Karel Allegaert
There is a range of breathing problems which occur and may persist in preterm infants, such as central apneas, obstructive apneas and periodic breathing. Preterm infants may also suffer from respiratory distress syndrome and chronic lung disease necessitating prolonged use of oxygen therapy after discharge from the hospital. Due to these persistent breathing pattern abnormalities in preterm infants, there is a higher risk of altered sleep and apparent life threatening events. Polysomnography can be a helpful tool to identify those infants who have abnormalities in their breathing pattern, to identify those infants who have an increased risk to get a sleep related breathing event at home and to decide about the discontinuation of oxygen therapy...
July 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711233/review-of-sleep-eeg-in-preterm-and-term-neonates
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Anneleen Dereymaeker, Kirubin Pillay, Jan Vervisch, Maarten De Vos, Sabine Van Huffel, Katrien Jansen, Gunnar Naulaers
Neonatal sleep is a crucial state that involves endogenous driven brain activity, important for neuronal survival and guidance of brain networks. Sequential EEG-sleep analysis in preterm infants provides insights into functional brain integrity and can document deviations of the biologically pre-programmed process of sleep ontogenesis during the neonatal period. Visual assessment of neonatal sleep-EEG, with integration of both cerebral and non-cerebral measures to better define neonatal state, is still considered the gold standard...
July 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709518/developing-a-state-wide-infrastructure-for-safe-sleep-promotion
#8
Carolyn R Ahlers-Schmidt, Christy Schunn, Stephanie Kuhlmann, Zachary Kuhlmann, Matthew Engel
OBJECTIVES: Sleep-related deaths are the third leading cause of infant death in Kansas. This manuscript describes implementation of an infrastructure of regional trainers to educate on the American Academy of Pediatrics safe sleep recommendations. DESIGN: Prospective evaluation of training program on knowledge transfer. SETTING: Instructors were recruited from throughout the state of Kansas and trained to provide safe sleep education in their communities...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707100/improving-safe-sleep-modeling-in-the-hospital-through-policy-implementation
#9
Rachel Heitmann, Ester K Nilles, Ashley Jeans, Jackie Moreland, Chris Clarke, Morgan F McDonald, Michael D Warren
Introduction Sleep-related infant deaths are major contributors to Tennessee's high infant mortality rate. The purpose of this initiative was to evaluate the impact of policy-based efforts to improve modeling of safe sleep practices by health care providers in hospital settings across Tennessee. Methods Safe sleep policies were developed and implemented at 71 hospitals in Tennessee. Policies, at minimum, were required to address staff training on the American Academy of Pediatrics' safe sleep recommendations, correct modeling of infant safe sleep practices, and parent education...
July 13, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706546/the-impact-of-a-neonatal-sleep-care-training-program-on-nurses-knowledge-and-performance-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
#10
Marzieh Hasanpour, Fatemeh Farashi, Majid Mohammadizadeh, Zahra Abdeyazdan
BACKGROUND: Sleep is essential for organizing and maturation of the brain in premature infants; it also plays a role in maintaining the natural balance between different nervous centers. Given the role of nurses in neonatal sleep care, this study aimed at assessing the impact of a training program on the nurses' knowledge and performance in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this quasi-experimental study which structured into three stages, 35 nurses working in an NICU in Isfahan, Iran, were included...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698722/infantile-spasms-treated-with-intravenous-methypredinsolone-pulse
#11
Afagh Hassanzadeh Rad, Vahid Aminzadeh
OBJECTIVE: Infantile spasms is diagnosed late even by expert pediatricians. Late diagnosis (later than 3 weeks) can have a negative effect on the long-term prognosis. We aimed to investigate infantile spasms treated with intravenous methylprednisolone pulse. MATERIALS & METHODS: In this case series study, 20 infants with infantile spasms in 17-Shahrivar Hospital, Rasht, Iran were enrolled. Drugs were administered based on Mytinger protocol that included 3 days of methylprednisolone pulse and 56 days of oral prednisolone...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697921/new-frameworks-for-understanding-sudden-unexpected-deaths-in-infancy-sudi-in-socially-vulnerable-families
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REVIEW
Rebecca Shipstone, Jeanine Young, Lauren Kearney
THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES: Sociological frameworks may enhance understanding of the complex and multidimensional nature of disadvantage, which is prevalent among families who experience Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). PHENOMENA ADDRESSED: SUDI is the largest category of postneonatal death and largely associated with the social determinants of health. The highly successful 'Back to Sleep' campaign has resulted in a more than 85% decrease in SUDI. However, social inequalities have accompanied this decrease, and the burden of SUDI now lies with the most disadvantaged and socially vulnerable families...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692430/adherence-to-safe-sleep-recommendations-by-families-with-higher-order-multiples
#13
Madeline C Haas, Donna Dowling, Elizabeth G Damato
BACKGROUND: More than 95% of higher-order multiples are born preterm and more than 90% are low birth weight, making this group of infants especially vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Emerging evidence suggests that families with twins face challenges adhering to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations to reduce SIDS risks. Adherence to the AAP recommendations in families with higher-order multiples has not been described. PURPOSE: This study describes SIDS risk reduction infant care practices for higher-order multiples during the first year of life...
July 6, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683833/effectiveness-of-skin-to-skin-contact-versus-care-as-usual-in-mothers-and-their-full-term-infants-study-protocol-for-a-parallel-group-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kelly H M Cooijmans, Roseriet Beijers, Anne C Rovers, Carolina de Weerth
BACKGROUND: Twenty-to-forty percent of women experience postpartum depressive symptoms, which can affect both the mother and infant. In preterm infants, daily skin-to-skin contact (SSC) between the mother and her infant has been shown to decrease maternal postpartum depressive symptoms. In full-term infants, only two studies investigated SSC effects on maternal depressive symptoms and found similar results. Research in preterm infants also showed that SSC improves other mental and physical health outcomes of the mother and the infant, and improves the quality of mother-infant relationship...
July 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679286/local-differences-in-computational-sleep-depth-parameters-in-healthy-school-aged-children
#15
Sari-Leena Himanen, Eero Huupponen, Marjukka Jussila, Anna-Maria Lapinlampi, Outi Saarenpää-Heikkilä
OBJECTIVE: Slow wave sleep in children reflects several processes, such as sleep pressure, synaptic density, and cortical maturation. Deep sleep in children is abundant and our aim was to discover whether examining electroencephalography (EEG) mean frequency would help separate these processes. METHODS: Sleep EEG of 28 generally healthy 7- to 11-year-old children (14 first graders, 14 third graders, 14 girls, 14 boys) was analyzed. Median non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep EEG frequency (median sleep depth, in Hz) and the amount of computational deep sleep using the thresholds of 2 Hz and 4 Hz (DS2% and DS4%, respectively) were calculated from the frontopolar, central, and occipital EEG derivations...
July 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675824/a-new-type-of-swaddling-clothing-improved-development-of-preterm-infants-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
#16
Yuma Kitase, Yoshiaki Sato, Hirokazu Takahashi, Misaki Shimizu, Chie Ishikawa, Hikaru Yamamoto, Masahiro Hayakawa
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants undergo stress owing to essential treatments and exposure to the extrauterine environment in neonatal intensive care units. AIMS: The aim of this study was to enable preterm infants to maintain adequate positioning with a newly developed swaddling clothing, in order to improve low muscle tone and sleep quality, and to confirm the safety of the clothing. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective clinical trial included an intervention group (preterm infants wearing bag-shaped clothing, allowing only exposure of the head, n=27), and a control group (preterm infants managed only with conventional swaddling, n=12)...
July 1, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672085/structural-and-functional-ventilatory-impairment-in-infants-with-severe-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#17
Esther van Mastrigt, Ellaha Kakar, Pierluigi Ciet, Herman T den Dekker, Koen F Joosten, Patricia Kalkman, Renate Swarte, André A Kroon, Harm A W M Tiddens, Johan C de Jongste, Irwin Reiss, Liesbeth Duijts, Mariëlle W Pijnenburg
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most frequent serious complication in preterm infants. We aimed to describe lung structure and ventilatory function of preterm infants with severe BPD and explored the association between early postnatal growth and these outcomes. METHODS: We included preterm infants born ≤32 weeks gestational age (GA) with severe BPD. Lung structure was assessed on chest CT with the PRAGMA-BPD scoring system and ventilatory function by polysomnography (PSG) at 6 months corrected age...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671412/sids-and-safe-sleeping-environments-for-infants-aap-updates-recommendations
#18
Lisa Hauk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653498/childhood-obesity-prevention-in-the-women-infants-and-children-program-outcomes-of-the-ma-cord-study
#19
Jennifer A Woo Baidal, Candace C Nelson, Meghan Perkins, Rachel Colchamiro, Peggy Leung-Strle, Jo-Ann Kwass, Steve L Gortmaker, Kirsten K Davison, Elsie M Taveras
OBJECTIVE: To examine the extent to which a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) intervention improved BMI z scores and obesity-related behaviors among children age 2 to 4 years. METHODS: In two Massachusetts communities, practice changes in WIC were implemented as part of the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) initiative to prevent obesity among low-income children. One WIC program was the comparison...
July 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651102/childhood-stress-and-birth-timing-among-african-american-women-cortisol-as-biological-mediator
#20
Shannon L Gillespie, Lisa M Christian, Angela D Alston, Pamela J Salsberry
Preterm birth (PTB) occurs among 1:11U.S. white women and 1:7.5 African American women and is a significant driver of racial disparities in infant mortality. Maternal stress is the most common clinical phenotype underlying spontaneous PTB. Specific patterns of stress and biological mediators driving PTB remain unclear. We examined the effect of childhood stress on birth timing among African American women and evaluated maternal cortisol elevation as a biological mediator. A prospective observational design was employed, with a single study visit at 28-32 weeks gestation and medical record review...
June 15, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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