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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774303/myotonia-permanens-with-nav1-4-g1306e-displays-varied-phenotypes-during-course-of-life
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Frank Lehmann-Horn, Adele D'Amico, Enrico Bertini, Mauro Lomonaco, Luciano Merlini, Kevin R Nelson, Heike Philippi, Gabriele Siciliano, Frank Spaans, Karin Jurkat-Rott
Introduction: Myotonia permanens due to Nav1.4-G1306E is a rare sodium channelopathy with potentially life-threatening respiratory complications. Our goal was to study phenotypic variability throughout life. Methods: Clinical neurophysiology and genetic analysis were performed. Using existing functional expression data we determined the sodium window by integration. Results: In 10 unrelated patients who were believed to have epilepsy, respiratory disease or Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, we made the same prima facie diagnosis and detected the same heterologous Nav1...
September 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772344/the-expression-of-galanin-in-the-parafacial-respiratory-group-and-its-effects-on-respiration-in-neonatal-rats
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Tara G Bautista, Angelina Y Fong, Paul M Pilowsky, Keiko Ikeda, Kiyoshi Kawakami, Darko Spirovski, Hiroshi Onimaru
The inhibitory peptide galanin is expressed within the retrotrapezoidal nucleus (RTN) - a key central chemoreceptor site that also contains the active expiratory oscillator. It was previously reported that microinjection of galanin into pre-Bötzinger complex - containing the inspiratory oscillator - exerts inhibitory effects on inspiratory motor output and respiratory rhythm. In neonatal rats, the present study aimed to investigate: 1) expression of galanin within the parafacial respiratory group (pFRG), which overlaps anatomically and functionally with the adult RTN, and; 2) effects of galanin on respiratory rhythm using the in vitro brainstem-spinal cord preparation...
May 14, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769190/pneumoperitoneum-in-a-neonate-weighing-less-than-500-g-what-do-we-really-know-about-it
#3
Audrienne Sammut, Miguel Soares Oliveira, Claire Jackson, Cristine Sortica da Costa
Pneumoperitoneum in preterm infants is a surgical emergency as it is usually indicative of intestinal perforation. Rare cases of idiopathic pneumoperitoneum have been described in the literature, the underlying causes and pathophysiology of which remain uncertain. We present a case of pneumoperitoneum in an extremely preterm infant with severe growth restriction. This occurred while she was receiving high frequency oscillatory ventilation. She had respiratory distress syndrome with pulmonary interstitial emphysema...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768611/deaths-of-women-hospitalized-for-childbirth-and-abortion-and-of-their-concept-in-maternity-wards-of-brazilian-public-hospitals
#4
Pauline Lorena Kale, Maria Helena Prado de Mello Jorge, Sandra Costa Fonseca, Angela Maria Cascão, Kátia Silveira da Silva, Ana Cristina Reis, Mauro Tomoyuki Taniguchi
The aim of this cross-sectional hospital-based study of 7,845 pregnancies was to analyze deaths of women hospitalized for childbirth and abortion, and fetal and neonatal deaths, in public hospitals in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi (RJ), Brazil, in 2011. Outcomes of the pregnancies were: one maternal death, 498 abortions, 65 fetal deaths, 44 neonatal deaths and 7,291 infant survivors. Data were collected through interviews, medical records and the women's pregnancy records, and from the Mortality Information System (SIM)...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768405/pathology-and-causes-of-death-in-stranded-humpback-whales-megaptera-novaeangliae-from-brazil
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Kátia Regina Groch, Josué Díaz-Delgado, Milton C C Marcondes, Adriana Castaldo Colosio, Elitieri B Santos-Neto, Vítor Luz Carvalho, Gisele Silva Boos, Ana Carolina Oliveira de Meirelles, Hernani Gomes da Cunha Ramos, Juliana Plácido Guimarães, João Carlos Gomes Borges, Jociery Einhardt Vergara-Parente, Judy A St Leger, Antonio Fernández, José Luiz Catão-Dias
This study describes the pathologic findings of 24 humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) found stranded along the Brazilian coast from 2004 to 2016. Eighteen (75%) animals evaluated were found stranded alive. From these, 13 died naturally on shore and five were euthanized. Six died at sea and were washed ashore. Of the 24, 19 (79.2%) were calves, four (16.7%) were juveniles, and one (4.2%) was an adult. The most probable cause of stranding and/or death (CSD) was determined in 23/24 (95.8%) individuals. In calves, CSD included neonatal respiratory distress (13/19; 68...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765788/early-pulmonary-interstitial-emphysema-in-preterm-neonates-respiratory-management-and-case-report-in-nonventilated-very-low-birth-weight-twins
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Judith Gronbach, Harald Ehrhardt, Klaus-Peter Zimmer, Markus Waitz
Early pulmonary interstitial emphysema in extreme preterm neonates is closely linked with respiratory distress syndrome and exposure to mechanical ventilation. In severe cases, maintaining adequate gas exchange aiming to avoid further lung damage and other neonatal morbidities associated with systemic/pulmonary hypoperfusion, prolonged hypoxia, and respiratory acidosis can be challenging and requires in-depth knowledge into the pathophysiology of the disease. Herein, we report on very low birth weight twins who developed early pulmonary interstitial emphysema during noninvasive respiratory support...
April 2018: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764572/-a-single-center-study-on-the-incidence-and-mortality-of-preterm-infants-from-2006-to-2016
#7
Jun-Mei Yan, Hui Huang, Qian-Qian Li, Xiao-Yi Deng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and mortality rates of preterm infants and the main causes of death. METHODS: The basic information of preterm infants was collected from their medical records and admission/discharge records to analyze the incidence and mortality rates of preterm infants and the causes of their death. RESULTS: There were 76 812 neonates born in the Xuzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital from January 2006 to December 2016, among whom 5 585 (7...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764471/inhaled-nitric-oxide-as-a-rescue-therapy-in-a-preterm-neonate-with-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-a-case-report
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Martina Busè, Francesco Graziano, Fabio Lunetta, Giorgio Sulliotti, Vincenzo Duca
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) has been approved for the treatment of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in term and near-term newborns. Its role in the management of persistent pulmonary hypertension in preterm infants is not clear. Although guidelines do not exist, some studies have shown that iNO could be used as a rescue therapy in preterm neonate with severe pulmonary hypertension. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a preterm neonate, born at 30 + 1 weeks of gestation, with hypoxic respiratory failure not responding to maximal conventional therapy...
May 15, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764255/knot-positioning-during-mcdonald-cervical-cerclage-does-it-make-a-difference-a-cohort-study
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Hytham Atia, Mohamed Ellaithy, Ahmed Altraigey, Heba Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of McDonald cerclage knot position on the different maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This historical cohort study included women with singleton pregnancy who had a prophylactic McDonald cervical cerclage between 1 May 2010 and 31 September 2017. Maternal and neonatal outcome parameters were compared between the anterior and posterior knot cerclage procedures. The primary outcome measure was the rate of term birth. RESULTS: 550 Women had a prophylactic McDonald cervical cerclage, 306 with anterior knot (Group A) and 244 with posterior knot (Group B)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759850/differences-in-prehospital-patient-assessments-for-pediatric-versus-adult-patients
#10
Sriram Ramgopal, Jonathan Elmer, Jeremiah Escajeda, Christian Martin-Gill
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether completion of vital signs assessments in pediatric transports by emergency medical services (EMS) differs by patient age. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed records by 20 agencies in a regional EMS system in Southwestern Pennsylvania between April 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016. We abstracted demographics, vital signs (systolic blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate), clinical, and transport characteristics. We categorized age as neonates (≤30 days), infants (1 month to <1 year), toddler (1 to <2 years), early childhood (2 to <6 years), middle childhood (6 to <12 years), adolescent (12 to <18 years), and adult (≥18 years)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754137/unusual-cause-of-brachial-palsy-with-diaphragmatic-palsy
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Vishal Gupta, Aakash Pandita, Astha Panghal, Neha Hassan
We report a preterm neonate born with respiratory distress. The neonate was found to have diaphragmatic palsy and brachial palsy. The neonate was born by caesarean section and there was no history of birth trauma. On examination, there was bilateral congenital talipes equinovarus and a scar was present on the forearm. The mother had a history of chickenpox during the 16 weeks of pregnancy for which no treatment was sought. On investigation, PCR for varicella was found to be positive in the neonate.
May 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753546/sildenafil-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-preterm-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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David Aboudi, Nithya Swaminathan, Heather Brumberg, Qiuhu Shi, Deborah Friedman, Boriana Parvez, Usha Krishnan
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether sildenafil is associated with worsening retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (≤1500 g) with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective case-control study included VLBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2012. Each infant treated with sildenafil was assigned 3 unexposed controls matched for gestational age, birth weight, and BPD diagnosis...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752125/persistent-and-progressive-long-term-lung-disease-in-survivors-of-preterm-birth
#13
REVIEW
Rhea Urs, Sailesh Kotecha, Graham L Hall, Shannon J Simpson
Preterm birth accounts for approximately 11% of births globally, with rates increasing across many countries. Concurrent advances in neonatal care have led to increased survival of infants of lower gestational age (GA). However, infants born <32 weeks of GA experience adverse respiratory outcomes, manifesting with increased respiratory symptoms, hospitalisation and health care utilisation into early childhood. The development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) - the chronic lung disease of prematurity - further increases the risk of poor respiratory outcomes throughout childhood, into adolescence and adulthood...
April 13, 2018: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751368/rapid-systematic-review-shows-that-using-a-high-flow-nasal-cannula-is-inferior-to-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-as-first-line-support-in-preterm-neonates
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REVIEW
Francesca Conte, Luigi Orfeo, Camilla Gizzi, Luca Massenzi, Salvatore Fasola
AIM: We reviewed using a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) as first-line support for preterm neonates with, or at risk of, respiratory distress. METHODS: This rapid systematic review covered biomedical databases up to June 2017. We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in English. The reference lists of the studies and relevant reviews we included were also screened. We performed the study selection, data extraction, study quality assessment, meta-analysis and quality of evidence assessment following the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system...
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747887/preventing-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-failure-evidence-based-and-physiologically-sound-practices-from-delivery-room-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#15
REVIEW
Clyde J Wright, Laurie G Sherlock, Rakesh Sahni, Richard A Polin
Routine use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to support preterm infants with respiratory distress is an evidenced-based strategy to decrease incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. However, rates of CPAP failure remain unacceptably high in very premature neonates, who are at high risk for developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Using the GRADE framework to assess the quality of available evidence, this article reviews strategies aimed at decreasing CPAP failure, starting with delivery room interventions and followed through to system-based efforts in the neonatal intensive care unit...
June 2018: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747882/antenatal-corticosteroids-who-should-we-be-treating
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REVIEW
Whitney A Booker, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman
Antenatal corticosteroids remain one of the crucial interventions in those at risk for imminent preterm birth. Therapeutic benefits include reducing major complications of prematurity such as respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular hemorrhage, and necrotizing enterocolitis, as well as an overall decrease in neonatal deaths. Optimal reductions in neonatal morbidity and mortality require a thoughtful review of the timing of administration. In addition, a thorough understanding is required of which patients maximally benefit from this intervention in the management and counseling of those at risk for preterm birth...
June 2018: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746013/accuracy-of-oscillatory-pressure-measured-by-mechanical-ventilators-during-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-newborns
#17
Chiara Veneroni, Marta Tossici, Emanuela Zannin, Ilaria Milesi, Raffaele L Dellaca'
BACKGROUND: Oscillatory pressure (ΔP) measurement during high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) is technically challenging and influenced by all the components of the measurement system. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the differences between the ΔP delivered at the inlet of the endotracheal tube and those displayed by commercial neonatal mechanical ventilators and monitoring devices and to characterize how the ventilator circuit and the flowmeter proximal to the patient affect these differences...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746007/preterm-growth-restriction-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-the-vascular-hypothesis-and-related-physiology
#18
Arvind Sehgal, Stella M Gwini, Samuel Menahem, Beth J Allison, Suzanne L Miller, Graeme R Polglase
KEY POINTS: Approximately 5-10% pregnancies are affected by fetal growth restriction. Preterm infants affected by fetal growth restriction have a higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This study is the first to measure pulmonary artery thickness and stiffness. It highlights that impaired vasculogenesis may be a contributory factor in the higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm growth restricted infants. The study addresses the mechanistic link between fetal programming and vascular architecture and mechanics...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744654/assessment-of-tobacco-smoke-effects-on-neonatal-cardiorespiratory-control-using-a-semi-automated-processing-approach
#19
Sally Al-Omar, Virginie Le Rolle, Alain Beuchée, Nathalie Samson, Jean-Paul Praud, Guy Carrault
A semi-automated processing approach was developed to assess the effects of early postnatal environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on the cardiorespiratory control of newborn lambs. The system consists of several steps beginning with artifact rejection, followed by the selection of stationary segments, and ending with feature extraction. This approach was used in six lambs exposed to 20 cigarettes/day for the first 15 days of life, while another six control lambs were exposed to room air. On postnatal day 16, electrocardiograph and respiratory signals were obtained from a 6-h polysomnographic recording...
May 10, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743346/pgd2-dp2-receptor-activation-promotes-severe-viral-bronchiolitis-by-suppressing-ifn-%C3%AE-production
#20
Rhiannon B Werder, Jason P Lynch, Jennifer C Simpson, Vivian Zhang, Nick H Hodge, Matthew Poh, Elizabeth Forbes-Blom, Christina Kulis, Mark L Smythe, John W Upham, Kirsten Spann, Mark L Everard, Simon Phipps
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) signals through PGD2 receptor 2 (DP2, also known as CRTH2) on type 2 effector cells to promote asthma pathogenesis; however, little is known about its role during respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis, a major risk factor for asthma development. We show that RSV infection up-regulated hematopoietic prostaglandin D synthase expression and increased PGD2 release by cultured human primary airway epithelial cells (AECs). Moreover, PGD2 production was elevated in nasopharyngeal samples from young infants hospitalized with RSV bronchiolitis compared to healthy controls...
May 9, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
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