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Neonatal over exposure

Arne Ohlsson, Prakeshkumar S Shah
BACKGROUND: Newborn infants have the ability to experience pain. Hospitalised infants are exposed to numerous painful procedures. Healthy newborns are exposed to pain if the birth process consists of assisted vaginal birth by vacuum extraction or by forceps and during blood sampling for newborn screening tests. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of paracetamol for the prevention or treatment of procedural/postoperative pain or pain associated with clinical conditions in neonates...
October 7, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Na Zhang, Feiming Ye, Wei Zhu, Dexing Hu, Changchen Xiao, Jinliang Nan, Sheng'an Su, Yingchao Wang, Mingfei Liu, Kanglu Gao, Xinyang Hu, Jinghai Chen, Hong Yu, Xiaojie Xie, Jian'an Wang
Cardiac ankyrin repeat protein (CARP) is a nuclear transcriptional co-factor that has additional functions in the myoplasm as a component of the muscle sarcomere. Previous studies have demonstrated increased expression of CARP in cardiovascular diseases, however, its role in cardiomyocyte apoptosis is unclear and controversial. In the present study, we investigated possible roles of CARP in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) -induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis and the underlying mechanisms. Neonatal mouse ventricular cardiomyocytes were isolated and infected with adenovirus encoding Flag-tagged CARP (Ad-CARP) and lentivirus encoding CARP targeted shRNA (sh-CARP), respectively...
October 3, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Ying-Dong Lian, Zong-Xiang Chen, Kang-Ru Zhu, Shu-Yin Sun, Li-Ping Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The increase in the prevalence of obesity presents a significant health and economic problem. Obesity has been reported to be a major contributor to variety of chronic diseases. Childhood obesity has been rising over the past decades leading to various complications in health. Millions of infants and children undergo surgery every year on various health grounds. The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the effect of spinal anesthesia of equipotent doses of ropivacaine and bupivacaine on over-weight neonatal rats...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Douglas McG Clarkson, P Satodia, Ian Hadley
A routine review of light exposure within a neonatal intensive care unit is described following the introduction of a new model of neonatal phototherapy lamp. Spectral measurements were undertaken using a Bentham Dmc150 spectroradiometer system. Safety assessments were undertaken based on likely exposure of parents at the cot side, neonates in adjacent cots and the effectiveness of eye protection for neonates with direct phototherapy. An aphakic eye response was used for assessment of neonatal risk and the blue-light response for estimation of adult exposure using current ICNIRP guidelines...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
S Garofalo, V A Degennaro, S Salvi, M P De Carolis, G Capelli, S Ferrazzani, S De Carolis, A Lanzone
Cancer is the leading cause of death in women of reproductive age. During the last decades and especially in developed countries, the incidence of cancer is increasing dramatically, with an incidence of 1 in 1,000 pregnancies. This is mostly related to delay of pregnancy into the late reproductive years. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of pregnancy in women with diagnosis of cancer; in particular, neonatal morbidity and mortality, after in utero exposure to chemotherapy, were evaluated...
September 19, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Kalyan N Rao, Alena M Sentir, Eric A Engleman, Richard L Bell, Leslie A Hulvershorn, Alan Breier, R Andrew Chambers
RATIONAL: Prefrontal cortical (PFC)-hippocampal-striatal circuits, interconnected via glutamatergic signaling, are dysfunctional in mental illnesses that involve addiction vulnerability. OBJECTIVES: In healthy and neurodevelopmentally altered rats, we examined how Radial Arm Maze (RAM) performance estimates addiction vulnerability, and how starting a glutamatergic modulating agent, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) in adolescence alters adult mental illness and/or addiction phenotypes...
September 17, 2016: Psychopharmacology
Robin L Haynes, Rebecca D Folkerth, David S Paterson, Kevin G Broadbelt, S Dan Zaharie, Richard H Hewlett, Johan J Dempers, Elsie Burger, Shabbir Wadee, Pawel Schubert, Colleen Wright, Mary Ann Sens, Laura Nelsen, Bradley B Randall, Hoa Tran, Elaine Geldenhuys, Amy J Elliott, Hein J Odendaal, Hannah C Kinney
The Safe Passage Study is an international, prospective study of approximately 12 000 pregnancies to determine the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) upon stillbirth and the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). A key objective of the study is to elucidate adverse effects of PAE upon binding to serotonin (5-HT) 1A receptors in brainstem homeostatic networks postulated to be abnormal in unexplained stillbirth and/or SIDS. We undertook a feasibility assessment of 5-HT1A receptor binding using autoradiography in the medulla oblongata (6 nuclei in 27 cases)...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Colin D Gause, Madoka Hayashi, Courtney Haney, Daniel Rhee, Omar Karim, Brian W Weir, Dylan Stewart, Jeffrey Lukish, Henry Lau, Fizan Abdullah, Estelle Gauda, Howard I Pryor
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Premature neonates can develop intraabdominal conditions requiring emergent bowel resection and enterostomy. Parenteral nutrition (PN) is often required, but results in cholestasis. Mucous fistula refeeding allows for functional restoration of continuity. We sought to determine the effect of refeeding on nutrition intake, PN dependence, and PN associated hepatotoxicity while evaluating the safety of this practice. METHODS: A retrospective review of neonates who underwent bowel resection and small bowel enterostomy with or without mucous fistula over 2years was undertaken...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Julie Brown, Tineke J Crawford, Jane Alsweiler, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is any degree of glucose intolerance that first presents and is recognised during pregnancy and usually resolves after the birth of the baby. GDM is associated with increased short- and long-term morbidity for the mother and her baby. Treatment usually includes lifestyle modification and/or pharmacological therapy (oral antidiabetic agents or insulin) with the aim to maintain treatment targets for blood glucose concentrations. Finding novel treatment agents which are effective, acceptable and safe for the mother and her baby are important...
September 7, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
G Justus Hofmeyr, Joseph A K Kiiza
BACKGROUND: Chorioamnionitis is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Amnioinfusion aims at reducing the adverse effects of chorioamnionitis by dilution of the infective organisms or by an anti-microbial effect of the fluid infused. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine the effect of amnioinfusion on clinical and sub-clinical chorioamnionitis, fetal well-being, fetal heart rate characteristics and perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Matthew W Kemp, Masatoshi Saito, Haruo Usuda, Timothy J Molloy, Yuichiro Miura, Shinichi Sato, Shimpei Watanabe, Michael Clarke, Michael Fossler, Augusto Scmidt, Suhas G Kallapur, Boris W Kramer, John P Newnham, Alan H Jobe
BACKGROUND: Antenatal steroids are standard of care for cases of anticipated preterm labor to improve neonatal outcomes. However, steroids are potent drugs, and their use in pregnancy remains largely un-optimised. OBJECTIVES: To measure the materno-fetal pharmacokinetics of constant, low-dose intravenous betamethasone phosphate infusions and correlate these data with the transcriptional effect exerted by sub-clinical betamethasone exposures on the ovine fetal lung...
August 20, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kanecia O Zimmerman, P Brian Smith, Daniel K Benjamin, Matthew Laughon, Reese Clark, Chani Traube, Til Stürmer, Christoph P Hornik
OBJECTIVE: To characterize administration of sedatives, analgesics, and paralytics in a large cohort of mechanically ventilated premature infants. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including all infants <1500 g birth weight and <32 weeks gestational age (GA) mechanically ventilated at 348 Pediatrix Medical Group neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2012. The primary outcome is the proportion of mechanically ventilated days in which infants were administered drugs of interest...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Thomas M Raffay, Andrew M Dylag, Juliann M Di Fiore, Laura A Smith, Helly J Einisman, Yuejin Li, Mitchell M Lakner, Ahmad M Khalil, Peter M MacFarlane, Richard J Martin, Benjamin Gaston
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is characterized by lifelong obstructive lung disease and profound, refractory bronchospasm. It is observed among survivors of premature birth who have been treated with prolonged supplemental oxygen. Therapeutic options are limited. Using a neonatal mouse model of BPD, we show that hyperoxia increases activity and expression of a mediator of endogenous bronchoconstriction, S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) reductase. MicroRNA-342-3p, predicted in silico and shown in this study in vitro to suppress expression of GSNO reductase, was decreased in hyperoxia-exposed pups...
October 2016: Molecular Pharmacology
Fabiana Manservisi, Clara Babot Marquillas, Annalisa Buscaroli, James Huff, Michelina Lauriola, Daniele Mandrioli, Marco Manservigi, Simona Panzacchi, Ellen K Silbergeld, Fiorella Belpoggi
BACKGROUND: For nearly five decades long-term studies in rodents have been the accepted benchmark for assessing chronic long-term toxic effects, particularly carcinogenicity, of chemicals. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have pointed out that the current set of internationally utilized test methods capture only some of the potential adverse effects associated with exposures to these agents over the lifetime. OBJECTIVES: In this paper we propose the adaption of the carcinogenicity bioassay to integrate additional protocols for comprehensive long-term toxicity assessment that includes developmental exposures and long-term outcomes, capable of generating information on a broad spectrum of different endpoints...
July 22, 2016: Environmental Health Perspectives
Noera Kieviet, Vera van Keulen, Peter Marinus van de Ven, Koert Melchior Dolman, Martine Deckers, Adriaan Honig
OBJECTIVE: Infants exposed to selective antidepressants (SADs) in utero are at risk to develop poor neonatal adaptation (PNA) postpartum. As symptoms are non-specific and the aetiology of PNA is unknown, the diagnostic process is hampered. We hypothesised that the serotonin metabolism plays a role in the aetiology of PNA. METHODS: In this controlled study, infants admitted postpartum from February 2012 to August 2013 were included and followed for 3 days. Infants exposed to SADs during at least the last 2 weeks of fetal life were included in the patient group (n=63)...
July 8, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
Steven J Schiff, Julius Kiwanuka, Gina Riggio, Lan Nguyen, Kevin Mu, Emily Sproul, Joel Bazira, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Dickson Tumusiime, Eunice Nyesigire, Nkangi Lwanga, Kaleb T Bogale, Vivek Kapur, James R Broach, Sarah U Morton, Benjamin C Warf, Mary Poss
Neonatal sepsis (NS) is responsible for over 1 million yearly deaths worldwide. In the developing world, NS is often treated without an identified microbial pathogen. Amplicon sequencing of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene can be used to identify organisms that are difficult to detect by routine microbiological methods. However, contaminating bacteria are ubiquitous in both hospital settings and research reagents and must be accounted for to make effective use of these data. In this study, we sequenced the bacterial 16S rRNA gene obtained from blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 80 neonates presenting with NS to the Mbarara Regional Hospital in Uganda...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
Rocio Martin, Hiroshi Makino, Aysun Cetinyurek Yavuz, Kaouther Ben-Amor, Mieke Roelofs, Eiji Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Kubota, Sophie Swinkels, Takafumi Sakai, Kenji Oishi, Akira Kushiro, Jan Knol
Colonization of the infant gut is believed to be critically important for a healthy growth as it influences gut maturation, metabolic, immune and brain development in early life. Understanding factors that influence this process is important, since an altered colonization has been associated with a higher risk of diseases later in life. Fecal samples were collected from 108 healthy neonates in the first half year of life. The composition and functionality of the microbiota was characterized by measuring 33 different bacterial taxa by qPCR/RT qPCR, and 8 bacterial metabolites...
2016: PloS One
Jaideep H Mehta, Mary Elizabeth Gibson, David Amaro-Driedger, Mahammad N Hussain
Management of nonobstetric pain in the pregnant patient presents unique challenges related to transplacental fetal exposure to opioids and the subsequent risk of neonatal withdrawal syndrome. We present the case of a pregnant patient suffering from the pain of a progressively enlarging thoracoabdominal sarcoma. Epidural analgesia (using local anesthetics with minimal opioid) was utilized over a span of weeks to manage oncologic pain, limiting fetal opioid exposure and culminating in the birth of a healthy infant...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
Colin D Gause, Grace Hsiung, Ben Schwab, Matthew Clifton, Carroll M Harmon, Katherine A Barsness
BACKGROUND: Mandates for improved patient safety and increasing work hour restrictions have resulted in changes in surgical education. Educational courses increasingly must meet those needs. We sought to determine the experience, skill level, and the impact of simulation-based education (SBE) on two cohorts of pediatric surgery trainees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After Institutional Review Board (IRB) exempt determination, a retrospective review was performed of evaluations for an annual advanced minimally invasive surgery (MIS) course over 2 consecutive years...
August 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Kalpashri Kesavan, Paul Frank, Daniella M Cordero, Peyman Benharash, Ronald M Harper
BACKGROUND: Apnea of Prematurity (AOP) is common, affecting the majority of infants born at <34 weeks gestational age. Apnea and periodic breathing are accompanied by intermittent hypoxia (IH). Animal and human studies demonstrate that IH exposure contributes to multiple pathologies, including retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), injury to sympathetic ganglia regulating cardiovascular action, impaired pancreatic islet cell and bone development, cerebellar injury, and neurodevelopmental disabilities...
2016: PloS One
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