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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651978/changes-in-cerebral-oxygenation-in-preterm-infants-with-progressive-posthemorrhagic-ventricular-dilatation
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Michael Kochan, Jacob McPadden, William T Bass, Tushar Shah, Wendy T Brown, Gary W Tye, Turaj Vazifedan
BACKGROUND: Optimal timing of intervention in neonatal progressive posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus is often a difficult decision. Unchecked hydrocephalus can lead to irreversible brain injury through impaired perfusion, while placement of a shunt is not without long-term morbidity. The purpose of this study was to assess the use of near-infrared spectroscopy to measure changes in regional cerebral oxygen saturation as an indicator of cerebral perfusion in infants with progressive posthemorrhagic ventricular dilatation...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649730/novel-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-evaluation-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-injury-clinical-application-and-future-directions
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Misun Hwang, Robert M De Jong, Stephan Herman, Renee Boss, Becky Riggs, Aylin Tekes-Brady, Melissa Spevak, Andrea Poretti, Bruno P Soares, Christopher R Bailey, Emily Dunn, Samuel S Shin, Shai Shrot, Thierry A G M Huisman
Sensitive, specific, and safe bedside evaluation of brain perfusion is key to the early diagnosis, treatment, and improved survival of neonates with hypoxic ischemic injury. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) imaging is a novel imaging technique in which intravenously injected gas-filled microbubbles generate enhanced US echoes from an acoustic impedance mismatch. This article describes contrast-enhanced US imaging in 2 neonates with hypoxic ischemic injury and future directions on developing quantitative contrast-enhanced US techniques for improved characterization of perfusion abnormalities...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649562/umbilical-cord-blood-nos1-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-neonatal-encephalopathy
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Jun Lei, Cristina Paules, Elisabeth Nigrini, Jason M Rosenzweig, Rudhab Bahabry, Azadeh Farzin, Samuel Yang, Frances J Northington, Daniel Oros, Stephanie McKenney, Michael V Johnston, Ernest M Graham, Irina Burd
BACKGROUND: There are no definitive markers to aid in diagnosis of neonatal encephalopathy (NE). The purpose of our study was (1) to identify and evaluate the utility of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS1) in umbilical cord blood as a NE biomarker and (2) to identify the source of NOS1 in umbilical cord blood. METHODS: This was a nested case-control study of neonates >35 weeks of gestation. ELISA for NOS1 in umbilical cord blood was performed. Sources of NOS1 in umbilical cord were investigated by immunohistochemistry, western blot, ELISA, and quantitative PCR...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647597/hypoxic-postconditioning-improves-behavioural-deficits-at-6-weeks-following-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-in-neonatal-rats
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Jonathan D Teo, Margaret J Morris, Nicole M Jones
Hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury in newborns is associated with high morbidity and mortality, with many babies suffering neurological deficits. Recently, we showed that hypoxic postconditioning (PostC) immediately post injury can protect against HI up to one week in neonatal rats. Here, we aimed to examine whether long term functional deficits were also improved by PostC. Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to control (C) or HI group on postnatal day 7 (P7). The HI group underwent unilateral carotid artery occlusion followed by hypoxia (7% oxygen, 3h)...
June 21, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647272/outcomes-of-preterm-infants-following-discussions-about-withdrawal-or-withholding-of-life-support
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Jennifer James, David Munson, Sara B DeMauro, John C Langer, April R Dworetz, Girija Natarajan, Margarita Bidegain, Christine A Fortney, Ruth Seabrook, Betty R Vohr, Jon E Tyson, Edward F Bell, Brenda B Poindexter, Seetha Shankaran, Rosemary D Higgins, Abhik Das, Barbara J Stoll, Haresh Kirpalani
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency of postnatal discussions about withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining therapy (WWLST), ensuing WWLST, and outcomes of infants surviving such discussions. We hypothesized that such survivors have poor outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective review included registry data from 18 centers of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Infants born at 22-28 weeks of gestation who survived >12 hours during 2011-2013 were included...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628913/age-dependent-effects-of-alk5-inhibition-and-mechanism-of-neuroprotection-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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Brian H Kim, Mariano Guardia Clausi, Michelle Frondelli, Israel C Nnah, Chaitali Saqcena, Radek Dobrowolski, Steven W Levison
Neonatal encephalopathy due to hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury triggers a wave of neuroinflammatory events attributed to causing the progressive degeneration and functional deficits seen weeks after the initial insult. In a recent set of studies, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of a small molecule antagonist for ALK5 (activin-like kinase 5 ), TGF-β receptor in a rat model of moderate perinatal HI and found significant improvements in neurologic outcomes. Here, we have extended those studies to evaluate the efficacy of delayed TGF-β receptor antagonism on postnatal day (P) 6 and P9 HI rat pups with and without hypothermia...
June 20, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623069/neonatal-hypoglycemia-a-wide-range-of-electroclinical-manifestations-and-seizure-outcomes
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Ebru Arhan, Zeynep Öztürk, Ayşe Serdaroğlu, Kürşad Aydın, Tuğba Hirfanoğlu, Yılmaz Akbaş
PURPOSE: We examined the various types of epilepsy in children with neonatal hypoglycemia in order to define electroclinical and prognostic features of these patients. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with a history of symptomatic neonatal hypoglycaemia who have been followed at Gazi University Hospital Pediatric Neurology Department between 2006 and 2015. Patients with perinatal asphyxia were excluded. Details of each patient's perinatal history, neurological outcome, epilepsy details, seizure outcome and EEG and brain MRI findings were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608653/complementary-cortical-gray-and-white-matter-developmental-patterns-in-healthy-preterm-neonates
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Vidya Rajagopalan, Julia A Scott, Mengyuan Liu, Kenneth Poskitt, Vann Chau, Steven Miller, Colin Studholme
Preterm birth is associated with brain injury and altered cognitive development. However, the consequences of extrauterine development are not clearly distinguished from perinatal brain injury. Therefore, we characterized cortical growth patterns from 30 to 46 postmenstrual weeks (PMW) in 27 preterm neonates (25-32 PMW at birth) without detectable brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging. We introduce surface-based morphometric descriptors that quantify radial (thickness) and tangential (area) change rates...
June 13, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603687/prematurity-and-brain-perfusion-arterial-spin-labeling-mri
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Domenico Tortora, Peter Angelo Mattei, Riccardo Navarra, Valentina Panara, Rita Salomone, Andrea Rossi, John A Detre, Massimo Caulo
PURPOSE: Abnormal brain perfusion is a critical mechanism in neonatal brain injury. The aim of the present study was to compare Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) evaluated with ASL MRI in three groups of neonates: preterms without brain lesions on MRI (PN), preterms with periventricular white matter lesions (PNp) and term neonates with normal MRI (TN). The correlation between CBF and clinical outcome was explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this prospective study and waived informed consent...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596740/ultrasound-imaging-of-mouse-fetal-intracranial-hemorrhage-due-to-ischemia-reperfusion
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Kenichi Funamoto, Takuya Ito, Kiyoe Funamoto, Clarissa L Velayo, Yoshitaka Kimura
Despite vast improvement in perinatal care during the 30 years, the incidence rate of neonatal encephalopathy remains unchanged without any further Progress towards preventive strategies for the clinical impasse. Antenatal brain injury including fetal intracranial hemorrhage caused by ischemia/reperfusion is known as one of the primary triggers of neonatal injury. However, the mechanisms of antenatal brain injury are poorly understood unless better predictive models of the disease are developed. Here we show a mouse model for fetal intracranial hemorrhage in vivo developed to investigate the actual timing of hypoxia-ischemic events and their related mechanisms of injury...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595952/trans-resveratrol-enriched-maternal-diet-protects-the-immature-hippocampus-from-perinatal-asphyxia-in-rats
#11
Sebastian Isac, Anca Maria Panaitescu, Ana Spataru, Mara Iesanu, Alexandra Totan, Amalia Udriste, Natalia Cucu, Gheorghe Peltecu, Leon Zagrean, Ana-Maria Zagrean
Trans-resveratrol (tRESV), a polyphenol with antioxidant properties, is common in many food sources, hence easily accessible for study as a maternal dietary supplement in perinatal asphyxia (PA). Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy secondary to PA affects especially vulnerable brain areas such as hippocampus and is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity. The purpose of this study is to identify new epigenetic mechanisms of brain inflammation and injury related to PA and to explore the benefit of tRESV enriched maternal diet...
June 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594884/correlation-between-white-matter-microstructure-and-executive-functions-suggests-early-developmental-influence-on-long-fibre-tracts-in-preterm-born-adolescents
#12
Brigitte Vollmer, Aiko Lundequist, Gustaf Mårtensson, Zoltan Nagy, Hugo Lagercrantz, Ann-Charlotte Smedler, Hans Forssberg
MAIN OBJECTIVES: Executive functions are frequently a weakness in children born preterm. We examined associations of executive functions and general cognitive abilities with brain structure in preterm born adolescents who were born with appropriate weight for gestational age and who have no radiological signs of preterm brain injury on neuroimaging. METHODS: The Stockholm Neonatal Project (SNP) is a longitudinal, population-based study of children born preterm (<36 weeks of gestation) with very low birth weight (<1501g) between 1988-1993...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587899/anticonvulsant-effect-of-flupirtine-in-an-animal-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Dayalan Sampath, Robert Valdez, Andrew M White, Yogendra H Raol
Research studies suggest that neonatal seizures, which are most commonly associated with hypoxic-ischemic injury, may contribute to brain injury and adverse neurologic outcome. Unfortunately, neonatal seizures are often resistant to treatment with current anticonvulsants. In the present study, we evaluated the efficacy of flupirtine, administered at clinically relevant time-points, for the treatment of neonatal seizures in an animal model of hypoxic-ischemic injury that closely replicates features of the human syndrome...
June 3, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587341/histological-and-functional-assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-constraint-induced-movement-therapy-in-rats-following-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
#14
Hyunha Kim, Min Jae Kim, Young Soo Koo, Hae In Lee, Sae-Won Lee, Myung Jun Shin, Soo-Yeon Kim, Yong Beom Shin, Yong-Il Shin, Byung Tae Choi, Young Ju Yun, Hwa Kyoung Shin
Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is used in stroke rehabilitation to promote recovery of upper limb motor function. However, its efficacy in improving functional outcomes in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy has not been clearly determined in clinical or experimental research. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of a new experimental model of CIMT, evaluated in terms of mortality, stress, motor and cognitive function in rats having undergone a neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583819/transcranial-doppler-identification-of-neurologic-injury-during-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy
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Jay F Rilinger, Craig M Smith, Raye Ann O deRegnier, Joshua L Goldstein, Michele G Mills, Marleta Reynolds, Carl L Backer, Delilah M Burrowes, Priya Mehta, Juan Piantino, Mark S Wainwright
BACKGROUND: We used transcranial Doppler to examine changes in cerebral blood flow velocity in children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. We examined the association between those changes and radiologic, electroencephalographic, and clinical evidence of neurologic injury. METHODS: This was a retrospective review and prospective observational study of patients 18 years old and younger at a single university children's hospital. Transcranial Doppler studies were obtained every other day during the first 7 days of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and 1 additional study following decannulation, in conjunction with serial neurologic examinations, brain imaging, and 6- to 12-month follow-up...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583585/effects-of-the-notch-signalling-pathway-on-hyperoxia-induced-immature-brain-damage-in-newborn-mice
#16
Min Du, Yuting Tan, Guangjian Liu, Lan Liu, Fei Cao, Jianxia Liu, Pu Jiang, Ying Xu
Hyperoxia exposure can cause dramatic release of proinflammatory cytokines, leading to neuronal apoptosis and inducing white matter damage in newborn mouse brains. Some studies indicated that the Notch activation was provoked during inflammation and might regulate adaptive and innate immune responses. Moreover, the pathway also regulated oligodendrocyte maturation which was disrupted in neonatal mice after hyperoxia exposure. This study sought to investigate whether the Notch signalling activation contributed to immature brain damage after hyperoxia exposure...
June 3, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579520/live-imaging-of-the-innate-immune-response-in-neonates-reveals-differential-tlr2-dependent-activation-patterns-in-sterile-inflammation-and-infection
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Melanie Lalancette-Hébert, Joel Faustino, Sai Sampath Thammisetty, Sophorn Chip, Zinaida S Vexler, Jasna Kriz
Activation of microglial cells in response to brain injury and/or immune stimuli is associated with a marked induction of Toll-like receptors (TLRs). While in adult brain, the contribution of individual TLRs, including TLR2, in pathophysiological cascades has been well established, their role and spatial and temporal induction patterns in immature brain are far less understood. To examine whether infectious stimuli and sterile inflammatory stimuli trigger distinct TLR2-mediated innate immune responses, we used three models in postnatal day 9 (P9) mice, a model of infection induced by systemic endotoxin injection and two models of sterile inflammation, intra-cortical IL-1β injection and transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO)...
June 1, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571730/serum-neuronal-biomarkers-in-neonates-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
#18
Erin Trakas, Yuliya Domnina, Ashok Panigrahy, Tracy Baust, Patrick M Callahan, Victor O Morell, Ricardo Munoz, Michael J Bell, Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo
BACKGROUND: Newborns with congenital heart disease have associated brain damage that affects short-and long-term neurodevelopment. Several neuronal biomarkers exist that could predict brain damage. We investigated the pattern of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and s100B levels after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in neonates with congenital heart disease. METHODS: We completed a prospective observational study of neonates with congenital heart disease who were undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery...
July 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561815/effects-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-on-white-matter-injury-from-murine-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia
#19
Elliot Koo, R Ann Sheldon, Byong Sop Lee, Zinaida S Vexler, Donna M Ferriero
BackgroundTherapeutic hypothermia (TH) is the standard of care for neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, but it is not fully protective in the clinical setting. Hypoxia-ischemia (HI) may cause white matter injury (WMI), leading to neurological and cognitive dysfunction.MethodsP9 mice were subjected to HI as previously described. Pups underwent 3.5 h of systemic hypothermia or normothermia. Cresyl violet and Perl's iron staining for histopathological scoring of brain sections was completed blindly on all brains...
May 31, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556259/phenobarbital-and-midazolam-increase-neonatal-seizure-associated-neuronal-injury
#20
Daniel Torolira, Lucie Suchomelova, Claude G Wasterlain, Jerome Niquet
Status Epilepticus is common in neonates and infants, and is associated with neuronal injury and adverse developmental outcomes. GABAergic drugs, the standard treatment for neonatal seizures, can have excitatory effects in the neonatal brain, which may worsen the seizures and their effects. Using a recently developed model of status epilepticus in P7 rat pups that results in widespread neuronal injury, we found that the GABAA agonists phenobarbital and midazolam significantly increased Status Epilepticus-associated neuronal injury in various brain regions...
May 26, 2017: Annals of Neurology
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