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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923474/beyond-the-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Ming Chu, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Hung-Chih Lin
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a consequence of failed pulmonary vascular transition at birth and leads to pulmonary hypertension with shunting of deoxygenated blood across the ductus arteriosus (DA) and foramen ovale (FO) resulting in severe hypoxemia, and it may eventually lead to life-threatening circulatory failure. PPHN is a serious event affecting both term and preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. It is often associated with diseases such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, sepsis, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912922/obstetric-outcomes-of-twin-pregnancies-in-japanese-women-aged-40-and-older
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Shunji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the obstetric outcomes of twin pregnancies between Japanese women aged ≥ 40 years and their younger counterparts aged 25 - 29. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of twin pregnancies managed at Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital between 2002 and 2016. Women aged 40 and older at delivery (n = 117) were compared with women aged 25 - 29 at delivery (n = 536). RESULTS: Although the women ≥ 40 years old were more likely to have increased risks of HELLP (hemolytic, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet) syndrome and very low birth weight neonates, there were no measurable differences in obstetric outcomes such as hypertensive disorders, premature delivery and neonatal asphyxia between the two groups...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912163/neonatal-resuscitation-using-a-laryngeal-mask-airway-a-randomised-trial-in-uganda
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Nicolas J Pejovic, Daniele Trevisanuto, Clare Lubulwa, Susanna Myrnerts Höök, Francesco Cavallin, Josaphat Byamugisha, Jolly Nankunda, Thorkild Tylleskär
OBJECTIVE: Mortality rates from birth asphyxia in low-income countries remain high. Face mask ventilation (FMV) performed by midwives is the usual method of resuscitating neonates in such settings but may not always be effective. The i-gel is a cuffless laryngeal mask airway (LMA) that could enhance neonatal resuscitation performance. We aimed to compare LMA and face mask (FM) during neonatal resuscitation in a low-resource setting. SETTING: Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda...
September 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905447/assessment-of-the-quality-of-neonatal-care-in-the-solomon-islands
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Shidan Tosif, Titus Nasi, Amy Gray, Nahad Sadr-Azodi, Divi Ogaoga, Trevor Duke
AIM: To identify strengths and obstacles for improving the quality of newborn care in the Solomon Islands. Improving the quality of newborn care is a priority in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Action Plan for Healthy Newborns in the Western Pacific. The neonatal mortality rate in the Solomon Islands, a lower-middle-income country, has improved slower than overall child mortality. In 2013, neonatal mortality (13.2/1000) constituted 44% of under-5 deaths (30.1/1000). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of newborn care in five provincial hospitals using a World Health Organization assessment tool for hospital quality of care...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895475/delayed-intranasal-infusion-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-improves-white-matter-maturation-after-asphyxia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Lotte G van den Heuij, Mhoyra Fraser, Suzanne L Miller, Graham Jenkin, Euan M Wallace, Joanne O Davidson, Christopher A Lear, Rebecca Lim, Guido Wassink, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury remains highly associated with neurodevelopmental disability after preterm birth. There is increasing evidence that disability is linked with impaired white matter maturation, but there is no specific treatment. In this study, we evaluated whether, in preterm fetal sheep, delayed intranasal infusion of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) given 1, 3 and 10 days after severe HI, induced by umbilical cord occlusion for 25 min, can restore white matter maturation or reduce delayed cell loss...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892306/effect-of-locally-tailored-labour-management-guidelines-on-intrahospital-stillbirths-and-birth-asphyxia-at-the-referral-hospital-of-zanzibar-a-quasi-experimental-pre-post-study-the-partoma-study
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Nanna Maaløe, Natasha Housseine, Tarek Meguid, Birgitte Bruun Nielsen, Aksel Karl Georg Jensen, Rashid Saleh Khamis, Ali Gharib Mohamed, Mbweni Makame Ali, Said Mzee Said, Jos van Roosmalen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effect of locally-tailored labour management guidelines (PartoMa guidelines) on intrahospital stillbirths and birth asphyxia. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental pre-post-study investigating the causal pathway through changes in clinical practice. SETTING: Tanzanian low-resource referral hospital, Mnazi Mmoja Hospital. POPULATION: Facility deliveries during baseline (1(st) October 2014 till 31(st) January 2015) and the ninth till twelfth intervention month (1(st) October 2015 till 31(st) January 2016)...
September 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883688/a-controversial-medicolegal-issue-timing-the-onset-of-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Vittorio Fineschi, Rocco Valerio Viola, Raffaele La Russa, Alessandro Santurro, Paola Frati
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, as a result of chronic, subacute, and acute insults, represents the pathological consequence of fetal distress and birth or perinatal asphyxia, that is, "nonreassuring fetal status." Hypoxic-ischemic injury (HII) is typically characterized by an early phase of damage, followed by a delayed inflammatory local response, in an apoptosis-necrosis continuum. In the early phase, the cytotoxic edema and eventual acute lysis take place; with reperfusion, additional damage should be assigned to excitotoxicity and oxidative stress...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881515/-characteristics-of-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-gram-negative-bacterial-bloodstream-infections-in-children
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L Dong, X Y Zhang, C C Li, Z Li, Y Q Xia
Objective: To study the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in children, and to guide the choice of antimicrobials and the control of nosocomial infection. Method: Clinical data, bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility test results were collected retrospectively in hospitalized children who were diagnosed with gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from January, 2010 to December, 2015...
September 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878831/the-mirage-of-long-term-vital-benefice-risk-for-the-beginning-of-life
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Ramona Mohora, Decebal Hudita, Silvia-Maria Stoicescu
INTRODUCTION: Cord blood is the "life" of the fetus until birth. After delivery, the newborn is "single" and forced to adapt to live using the latest resources provided by the mother. Those who believe that a newborn is just a miniature independent adult are just trusting one of the illusions of secular medicine. Cord blood contains precious cells, stem, red and white blood cells. T cells as a part of white blood cells prevent infections and other illnesses. Cochrane Database 2013 published a study reporting the role of delayed umbilical cord clamping for the benefit of infants...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860770/early-predictors-of-brain-damage-in-full-term-newborns-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Usama M Alkholy, Nermin Abdalmonem, Ahmed Zaki, Yasser F Ali, Soma Abdalla Mohamed, Nasser I Abdelsalam, Mustafa Ismail Abu Hashim, Mohamed Abou Sekkien, Yasser Makram Elsherbiny
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the value of serum creatine phosphokinase-brain specific (CK-BB) and urinary lactate/creatinine (L/C) ratio as early indicators of brain damage in full-term newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A case-control study including 25 full-term new-born infants with perinatal asphyxia who were admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a proven diagnosis of HIE, compared to 20 healthy age- and sex-matched full-term newborns...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854248/maternal-health-care-initiatives-causes-of-morbidities-and-mortalities-in-two-rural-districts-of-upper-west-region-ghana
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Joshua Sumankuuro, Judith Crockett, Shaoyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortalities have received much attention over the years in sub-Saharan Africa; yet addressing them remains a profound challenge, no more so than in the nation of Ghana. This study focuses on finding explanations to the conditions which lead to maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortalities in rural Ghana, particularly the Upper West Region. METHOD: Mixed methods approach was adopted to investigate the medical and non-medical causes of maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortalities in two rural districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853524/-cerebral-palsy-at-the-age-of-modern-obstetrics-ancient-beliefs-versus-solid-facts
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Shali Mazaki-Tovi
For many decades the conventional wisdom was that the sole etiology for cerebral palsy is difficult delivery. The adverse outcome associated with cerebral palsy was intuitively related to complications during labor. The blame, unjustifiably and recklessly, was placed on devoted physicians and midwifes. This wrongful accusation, that one may describe as "scientific blood libel" is unprecedented in medicine. In his article, Professor Blickstein scrupulously revises the scientific evidence connecting birth asphyxia and cerebral palsy and refutes the common belief that the only cause for cerebral palsy is complicated delivery...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844085/targeting-sentinel-proteins-and-extrasynaptic-glutamate-receptors-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-preventing-the-effects-elicited-by-perinatal-asphyxia
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Mario Herrera-Marschitz, Ronald Perez-Lobos, Carolyne Lespay-Rebolledo, Andrea Tapia-Bustos, Emmanuel Casanova-Ortiz, Paola Morales, Jose-Luis Valdes, Diego Bustamante, Bruce K Cassels
Perinatal asphyxia (PA) is a relevant cause of death at the time of labour, and when survival is stabilised, associated with short- and long-term developmental disabilities, requiring inordinate care by health systems and families. Its prevalence is high (1 to 10/1000 live births) worldwide. At present, there are few therapeutic options, apart from hypothermia, that regrettably provides only limited protection if applied shortly after the insult.PA implies a primary and a secondary insult. The primary insult relates to the lack of oxygen, and the secondary one to the oxidative stress triggered by re-oxygenation, formation of reactive oxygen (ROS) and reactive nitrogen (RNS) species, and overactivation of glutamate receptors and mitochondrial deficiencies...
August 26, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840775/untargeted-metabolomic-analysis-and-pathway-discovery-in-perinatal-asphyxia-and-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy
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Niamh M Denihan, Jennifer A Kirwan, Brian H Walsh, Warwick B Dunn, David I Broadhurst, Geraldine B Boylan, Deirdre M Murray
Elucidating metabolic effects of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) may reveal early biomarkers of injury and new treatment targets. This study uses untargeted metabolomics to examine early metabolic alterations in a carefully defined neonatal population. Infants with perinatal asphyxia who were resuscitated at birth and recovered (PA group), those who developed HIE (HIE group) and healthy controls were all recruited at birth. Metabolomic analysis of cord blood was performed using direct infusion FT-ICR mass spectrometry...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833516/severe-neonatal-hyperbilirubinaemia-is-frequently-associated-with-long-hospitalisation-for-emergency-care-in-nigeria
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Bolajoko O Olusanya, Cecilia A Mabogunje, Zainab O Imam, Abieyuwa A Emokpae
AIM: This study investigated the frequency and predictors of a long hospital stay (LHS) for severe neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia in Nigeria. METHODS: Length of stay (LOS) for severe hyperbilirubinaemia was examined among neonates consecutively admitted to the emergency department of a children's hospital in Lagos from January 2013 to December 2014. The median LOS was used as the cut-off for LHS. Multivariate logistic regression determined the independent predictors of LHS based on demographic and clinical factors significantly associated with the log-transformed LOS in the bivariate analyses...
August 22, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819490/maternofetal-outcome-of-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-among-pregnant-women-in-a-nigerian-teaching-hospital
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Kenneth Ebele Izuchukwu, Emmanuel Okwudili Oranu, Goddy Bassey, Ngozi Clare Orazulike
INTRODUCTION: Asymptomatic bacteriuria has been reported to be associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. This study sought to determine the prevalence and complications of asymptomatic bacteriuria amongst parturient in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). METHODS: The study was a prospective cohort study involving 220 eligible antenatal attendees. Urine culture and sensitivity was conducted for each participant and the fetomaternal outcome between affected and unaffected women were compared and p value <0...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817111/prospective-cohort-study-for-identification-of-underlying-genetic-causes-in-neonatal-encephalopathy-using-whole-exome-sequencing
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Theodora U J Bruun, Caro-Lyne DesRoches, Diane Wilson, Vann Chau, Tadashi Nakagawa, Masahiro Yamasaki, Shinya Hasegawa, Toshiyuki Fukao, Christian Marshall, Saadet Mercimek-Andrews
PurposeNeonatal encephalopathy, which is characterized by a decreased level of consciousness, occurs in 1-7/1,000 live-term births. In more than half of term newborns, there is no identifiable etiological factor. To identify underlying genetic defects, we applied whole-exome sequencing (WES) in term newborns with neonatal encephalopathy as a prospective cohort study.MethodsTerm newborns with neonatal encephalopathy and no history of perinatal asphyxia were included. WES was performed using patient and both parents' DNA...
August 17, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801384/causes-of-and-contributors-to-infant-mortality-in-a-rural-community-of-north-india-evidence-from-verbal-and-social-autopsy
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Sanjay Kumar Rai, Shashi Kant, Rahul Srivastava, Priti Gupta, Puneet Misra, Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav, Arvind Kumar Singh
OBJECTIVE: To identify the medical causes of death and contribution of non-biological factors towards infant mortality by a retrospective analysis of routinely collected data using verbal and social autopsy tools. SETTING: The study site was Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS), Ballabgarh, North India PARTICIPANTS: All infant deaths during the years 2008-2012 were included for verbal autopsy and infant deaths from July 2012 to December 2012 were included for social autopsy...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747840/an-evaluation-of-stillbirths-in-%C3%A4-stanbul-by-examining-death-certificates
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Aylin Yetim, Fahriye Aysun Buzcu, Esra Devecioğlu, Gülbin Gökçay, Zeynep İnce
AIM: Despite the fact that the frequency of stillbirth is estimated to be about the same as that of early neonatal deaths, stillbirth records and statistics are not kept on a regular basis worldwide and their causes cannot be determined. The aim of our study was to examine the causes and characteristics of stillbirths in Istanbul. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All death certificates of 2011 archived in 8 District Cemetery Directorships, which manage 322 cemeteries within the boundaries of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, were examined...
June 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
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