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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138031/mortality-and-pulmonary-outcomes-of-extremely-preterm-infants-exposed-to-antenatal-corticosteroids
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Colm P Travers, Waldemar A Carlo, Scott A Mcdonald, Abhik Das, Edward F Bell, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Alan H Jobe, Ronald N Goldberg, Carl T D'Angio, Barbara J Stoll, Seetha Shankaran, Abbot R Laptook, Barbara Schmidt, Michele C Walsh, Pablo J Sanchez, M Bethany Ball, Ellen C Hale, Nancy S Newman, Rosemary D Higgins
BACKGROUND: Antenatal corticosteroids are given primarily to induce fetal lung maturation but results from meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials have not shown mortality or pulmonary benefits for extremely preterm infants although these are the infants most at risk of mortality and pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine if exposure to antenatal corticosteroids is associated with a lower rate of death and pulmonary morbidities by 36 weeks' postmenstrual age...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127622/the-joint-effects-of-antenatal-steroids-and-gestational-age-on-improved-outcomes-in-neonates
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Neal D Goldstein, Kaitlin M Kenaley, Robert Locke, David A Paul
OBJECTIVES: Antenatal corticosteroids are standard of care for women at risk of a preterm birth and demonstrated to be protective against poor outcomes in neonates including respiratory disorders, mortality and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Its benefits may vary by gestational age, and accurate estimation is needed in a single-center population to account for practice variation. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of infants admitted to the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, 1997-2015...
November 10, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119673/efficacy-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-in-preterm-twins-the-epipage2-cohort-study
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Déborah Palas, Virginie Ehlinger, Corinne I Alberge, Patrick Truffert, Gilles Kayem, François Goffinet, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Catherine Arnaud, Christophe Vayssiere
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy of ACS therapy on short-term neonatal outcomes in preterm twins and further document the influence of the ACS-to-delivery interval. DESIGN: EPIPAGE2 is a nationwide observational multicentre prospective cohort study of neonates born between 22 and 34 completed weeks of gestation. SETTING: All French maternity units, except in a single administrative regions, between March and December 2011. POPULATION: 750 twin neonates born between 24 and 31 weeks of gestation...
November 8, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082422/antenatal-corticosteroids-administration-are-we-giving-them-at-the-right-time
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Tiffany Tuck Chin Wong, Janice Su Zhen Tung, Hester Chang Qi Lau, Shephali Tagore
OBJECTIVE: Antenatal corticosteroids before preterm births are considered to be most effective 48 h after and up to 1 week after the first dose. We aim to evaluate: (1) our practice of administration of antenatal corticosteroids in Singapore; (2) admission characteristics of women for discriminatory factors of spontaneous preterm delivery within 1 week. METHODS: This is a retrospective study in a tertiary obstetrics unit in Singapore. 3044 women who delivered live births (at term or preterm) from 1st November 2014 to 31st January 2015, who were at risk of spontaneous or induced preterm delivery, were included...
October 29, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082019/antenatal-corticosteroids-for-women-at-risk-of-imminent-preterm-birth-in-low-resource-countries-the-case-for-equipoise-and-the-need-for-efficacy-trials
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REVIEW
Joshua P Vogel, Olufemi T Oladapo, Cynthia Pileggi-Castro, Ebunoluwa A Adejuyigbe, Fernando Althabe, Shabina Ariff, Adejumoke Idowu Ayede, Abdullah H Baqui, Anthony Costello, Davy M Chikamata, Caroline Crowther, Bukola Fawole, Luz Gibbons, Alan H Jobe, Monica Lulu Kapasa, John Kinuthia, Alka Kriplani, Oluwafemi Kuti, James Neilson, Janna Patterson, Gilda Piaggio, Rahat Qureshi, Zahida Qureshi, Mari Jeeva Sankar, Jeffrey S A Stringer, Marleen Temmerman, Khalid Yunis, Rajiv Bahl, A Metin Gülmezoglu
The scientific basis for antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) for women at risk of preterm birth has rapidly changed in recent years. Two landmark trials-the Antenatal Corticosteroid Trial and the Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids Trial-have challenged the long-held assumptions on the comparative health benefits and harms regarding the use of ACS for preterm birth across all levels of care and contexts, including resource-limited settings. Researchers, clinicians, programme managers, policymakers and donors working in low-income and middle-income countries now face challenging questions of whether, where and how ACS can be used to optimise outcomes for both women and preterm newborns...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079144/society-for-maternal-fetal-medicine-smfm-consult-series-44-management-of-bleeding-in%C3%A2-the-late-preterm-period
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Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman
Third-trimester bleeding is a common complication arising from a variety of etiologies, some of which may initially present in the late preterm period. Previous management recommendations have not been specific to this gestational age window, which carries a potentially lower threshold for delivery. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on management of late preterm (34 0/7-36 6/7 weeks of gestation) vaginal bleeding. The following are Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine recommendations: (1) we recommend delivery at 36-37 6/7 weeks of gestation for stable women with placenta previa without bleeding or other obstetric complications, such as preeclampsia or fetal growth restriction (Grade 1B); (2) we do not recommend routine cervical length screening for women with placenta previa in the late preterm period because of a lack of data on an appropriate management strategy (Grade 2C); (3) we recommend a planned delivery between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation for stable women with placenta accreta (Grade 1C); (4) we recommend delivery between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation for stable women with vasa previa (Grade 1C); (5) we recommend that in women with active hemorrhage in the late preterm period, delivery should not be delayed for the purpose of administering antenatal corticosteroids (Grade 1B); (6) we recommend that fetal lung maturity testing should not be used to guide management in the late preterm period when an indication for delivery is present (Grade 1B); and (7) we recommend that antenatal corticosteroids should be administered to women who are eligible and are managed expectantly if delivery is likely within 7 days, the gestational age is between 34 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks of gestation, and antenatal corticosteroids has not previously been administered (Grade 1A)...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073596/efficacy-of-antenatal-corticosteroid-treatment-on-neurodevelopmental-outcome-according-to-head-circumference-at-birth
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Helene Basset, Simon Nusinovici, Noémie Huetz, Loic Sentilhes, Isabelle Berlie, Cyril Flamant, Jean-Christophe Roze, Geraldine Gascoin
BACKGROUND: There are concerns about the efficacy of antenatal corticosteroid treatment (ACT) in the growth-restricted fetus. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of ACT on neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of corrected age according to the z score of birth head circumference (ZS HC) in a large prospective cohort of preterm infants. METHODS: This study was conducted as a population-based, prospective, multicenter study, including 4,965 infants born between 24 and 33 weeks' gestation and whose status regarding ACT and the measurement of head circumference at birth were available...
October 27, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067513/does-antenatal-steroids-treatment-prior-to-elective-cesarean-section-at-34-37%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-reduce-neonatal-morbidity-evidence-from-a-case-control-study
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Michal Kirshenbaum, Shali Mazaki-Tovi, Uri Amikam, Ram Mazkereth, Eyal Sivan, Eyal Schiff, Yoav Yinon
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether antenatal corticosteroids administration prior to an elective cesarean section (ECS) at 34-37 weeks gestation is associated with improved neonatal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case control study of women with singleton pregnancies who underwent ECS between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation including two groups: (1) study group in which patients were treated with betamethasone prior to ECS (n = 58) and (2) control group matched for gestational age at delivery in which patients did not receive betamethasone (n = 107)...
October 24, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058246/factors-relating-caesarean-section-to-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Niralee Babooa, Wen-Jing Shi, Chao Chen
BACKGROUND: Several studies have clearly demonstrated a significantly higher incidence of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in neonates delivered by caesarean section (CS) compared to those delivered vaginally. The pathophysiological factors underlying the link between CS and PPHN are still poorly understood. In this review, we describe the mechanisms that could explain the association between CS delivery and subsequent PPHN, as well as potential preventive measures...
December 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035425/inhaled-versus-systemic-corticosteroids-for-the-treatment-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-ventilated-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Sachin S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a review published in 2012. A related review "Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in ventilated very low birth weight preterm neonates" has been updated as well. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a serious and common problem among very low birth weight infants, despite the use of antenatal steroids and postnatal surfactant therapy to decrease the incidence and severity of respiratory distress syndrome. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, corticosteroids have been widely used to treat or prevent BPD...
October 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028104/the-influence-of-ovulation-induction-and-assisted-conception-on-maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-of-twin-pregnancies
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G Bordi, A D'Ambrosio, I Gallotta, L Di Benedetto, A Frega, F Torcia, M Schimberni, M Bonito, D Caserta
OBJECTIVE: To compare obstetrical and neonatal outcomes of twin pregnancies conceived via assisted reproductive technology (ART) with those of naturally conceived ones and to investigate the influence of the ART procedure type on these parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This observational study included 450 ART and 647 spontaneous twin pregnancies delivered over 15 years at a single university-based hospital of Rome, Italy. Logistic and linear regression models adjusted for confounding factors were used to evaluate the effect of ART and the type of assisted conception (IVF/ICSI, ovulation induction ± intrauterine insemination, egg/embryo donation) on maternal and perinatal outcomes...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018441/very-early-onset-inflammatory-manifestations-of-x-linked-chronic-granulomatous-disease
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Roxane Labrosse, Jane Abou-Diab, Annaliesse Blincoe, Guilhem Cros, Thuy Mai Luu, Colette Deslandres, Martha Dirks, Laura Fazilleau, Philippe Ovetchkine, Pierre Teira, Françoise LeDeist, Isabel Fernandez, Fabien Touzot, Helene Decaluwe, Ugur Halac, Elie Haddad
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immune deficiency caused by mutations in genes coding for components of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase, characterized by severe and recurrent bacterial and fungal infections, together with inflammatory complications. Dysregulation of inflammatory responses are often present in this disease and may lead to granulomatous lesions, most often affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) and urinary tracts. Treatment of inflammatory complications usually includes corticosteroids, whereas antimicrobial prophylaxis is used for infection prevention...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981981/antenatal-corticosteroid-treatment-and-placental-pathology-with-a-focus-on-villous-maturation
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Miranda Um-Bergström, Nikos Papadogiannakis, Magnus Westgren, Marie-Therese Vinnars
INTRODUCTION: Mothers at risk of preterm birth are treated with antenatal corticosteroids, which have advantageous effects for prematurely born infants. Accelerated villous maturation in the placenta is also associated with improved perinatal outcome. The primary aim of this study was to examine the association between antenatal corticosteroids and accelerated villous maturation. The secondary aim was to study associations with other placental pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including 105 women who had (n=75) or had not (n=30) been treated with antenatal corticosteroids...
October 5, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948354/timing-of-antenatal-steroids-exposure-and-its-effects-on-neonates
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Hester C Q Lau, Janice S Z Tung, Tiffany T C Wong, P L Tan, Shephali Tagore
OBJECTIVE: Antenatal corticosteroid (ACS) has long been regarded as the standard of care for women at risk of preterm labour. There are, however, varying practices and regimes in ACS administration. It is unclear if "a window of efficacy" truly exists and if the benefits of ACS would diminish after 7 days from the first dose. The objective of this study is to determine if the time interval between antenatal corticosteroids and delivery influences the neonatal outcomes in preterm deliveries from 23(+5) to 36(+6) weeks' gestation...
December 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937572/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-periviable-birth
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Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937567/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-summary-periviable-birth
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Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927395/detection-and-risk-stratification-of-women-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth-in-rural-communities-near-nagpur-india
#17
Archana Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Yamini V Pusdekar, Hemant Kulkarni, Patricia Hibberd
BACKGROUND: Presently, preterm birth is globally the leading cause of neonatal mortality. Prompt community based identification of women at high risk for preterm births (HRPB) can either help to avert preterm births or avail effective interventions to reduce neonatal mortality due to preterm births. We evaluated the performance of a package to train community workers to detect the presence of signs or symptoms of HRPB. METHODS: Pregnant women enrolled in the intervention arm of a cluster randomized trial of Antenatal Corticosteroids (ACT Trial) conducted at Nagpur, India were informed about 4 directly observable signs and symptoms of preterm labor...
September 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903611/maternal-leukocytosis-after-antenatal-corticosteroid-administration-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Melissa E Bauer, Laura K Price, Mark P MacEachern, Michelle Housey, Elizabeth S Langen, Samuel T Bauer
Although it is known that corticosteroid administration causes leukocytosis, the magnitude and length of time this leukocytosis persists is unknown during pregnancy. This study aimed to establish the expected range of maternal leukocytosis in healthy pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery after antenatal corticosteroid administration. PubMed, Embase and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched to identify the studies in healthy women at risk for preterm delivery without signs of clinical infection that reported white blood cell values preceding and after antenatal corticosteroid administration...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875885/a-review-of-antenatal-corticosteroid-use-in-premature-neonates-in-a-middle-income-country
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A Laher, D E Ballot, T Ramdin, T Chirwa
BACKGROUND: Antenatal corticosteroid (ANS) use in premature neonates has become a standard of practice. However, there is low ANS coverage in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). Recent studies have questioned the efficacy of ANSs in such countries. OBJECTIVE: To review the use of ANSs in preterm neonates at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH), South Africa. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of all neonates with a birth weight of 500 - 1 800 g born at CMJAH between 1 January 2013 and 30 June 2016...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862773/trends-in-outcomes-of-very-preterm-infants-in-romania-a-tale-of-three-cities
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Laura Mihaela Suciu, Lucian Puscasiu, Manuela Cucerea, Bela Szabo, Maria Livia Ognean, Olimpia Petrescu, Dan Ștefan Sîmpălean, Edward F Bell
BACKGROUND: Although survival of preterm infants has improved, prematurity remains the second-leading cause of death before 5 years of age in Romania. Data on the changing mortality of Romanian preterm infants born before 29 weeks of gestation have not been available. METHODS: We performed the present study to compare outcomes of infants of gestational age 25-28 weeks born in 2007-2010 (n=247) with those born in 2011-2014 (n=235). Data were analyzed from 3 tertiary neonatal intensive care centers...
September 1, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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