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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650428/-extrauterine-growth-restriction-among-neonates-with-a-birthweight-less-than-1-500grams
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Alejandro Avila-Alvarez, Alfonso Solar Boga, Carmen Bermúdez-Hormigo, Jesús Fuentes Carballal
INTRODUCTION: Growth restriction in preterm infants has been related to a poor neurodevelopment outcome. OBJECTIVES: To define the incidence of postnatal growth restriction in premature babies ≤1,500 grams and to detect related clinical or biochemical markers. METHODS: Retrospective longitudinal observational study. Multivariate linear regression models were used to determine variables that can predict the change in weight z-score during admission...
April 9, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649318/confined-placental-mosaicism-revisited-impact-on-pregnancy-characteristics-and-outcome
#2
Jérôme Toutain, Damien Goutte-Gattat, Jacques Horovitz, Robert Saura
OBJECTIVES: We wanted to re-evaluate the influence of confined placental mosaicism subtypes (type 2 and type 3) on pregnancy characteristics and outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From July 2009 to December 2015, 5512 chorionic villus samplings were performed in our Fetal Medicine Center. Conventional karyotyping was performed after long-term and short-term cultured villi to define type 2 or type 3 confined placental mosaicisms. Karyotype after amniocentesis was performed to exclude true fetal mosaicism, when appropriate...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643639/awake-caudal-anesthesia-for-anoplasty-in-a-preterm-newborn-with-complex-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Murali Thiriloga Sundary, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Kusuma Srividya Radhika
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642740/maternal-periodontal-disease-and-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-is-there-an-association-a-hospital-based-case-control-study
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Marta Silveira da Mota Krüger, Renata Picanço Casarin, Gabriela Dos Santos Pinto, Fernanda Geraldo Pappen, Maria Beatriz Junqueira Camargo, Fernanda Oliveira Bello Correa, Ana Regina Romano
OBJECTIVES: The association between maternal periodontal disease and adverse perinatal outcomes although extensively studied remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate, by a case-control study, conducted in three hospitals the association between preterm birth and/or low birth weight (PTB/LBW) and clinical parameters of maternal periodontal disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Postpartum women who gave birth to a newborn PTB/LBW (case group), and postpartum women who had babies at full term with normal weight (control group) were included, in 1:2 ratio...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642731/the-effect-of-hemodynamically-significant-patent-ductus-arteriosus-on-acute-kidney-injury-and-systemic-hypertension-in-extremely-low-gestational-age-newborns
#5
Danitza M Velazquez, Kimberly J Reidy, Madhu Sharma, Mimi Kim, Melissa Vega, Tomas Havranek
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in preterm neonates is becoming an increasingly recognized morbidity in the neonatal intensive care unit neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), yet its epidemiology, delineation and relation to numerous toxic exposures and common morbidities such as systemic hypertension is just evolving. With a frequency of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) as high as 70% in preterm infants born before 28-week gestation, the role of the hemodynamically significant PDA (hs-PDA) remains unclear...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628409/prospective-follow-up-of-a-cohort-of-preterm-infants-33-wg-receiving-ketamine-for-tracheal-intubation-in-the-delivery-room-neurological-outcome-at-1-and-2-years
#6
C Elalouf, A-G Le Moing, C Fontaine, A Leke, G Kongolo, J Gondry, P Tourneux
OBJECTIVE: Although ketamine analgesia is effective in reducing pain and facilitating the tracheal intubation of newborns in the delivery room, no data on the neurological effects of this treatment are available. This study compared the neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age in a cohort of preterm newborns having received ketamine prior to tracheal intubation at birth (the ketamine group) and in a control group. METHODS: We included newborns delivered at less than 33 weeks gestational age (WGA) having undergone tracheal intubation at birth...
April 5, 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625857/decrease-of-premature-mothers-stress-levels-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#7
B Villamizar-Carvajal, C Vargas-Porras, J R García-Corzo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of the 'Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment' (COPE) programme in reducing stress levels in mothers of preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: Clinical trial performed in Colombia, including mothers of infants younger than 34 weeks of gestation, hospitalized, without a history of premature delivery. The mothers with psychiatric illnesses, language disorders, history of use of psychoactive substances and whose newborns had a congenital malformation were excluded...
April 3, 2018: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624206/paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Arne Ohlsson, Prakeshkumar S Shah
BACKGROUND: In preterm newborns, the ductus arteriosus frequently fails to close and the infants require medical or surgical closure of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). A PDA can be treated surgically; or medically with one of two prostaglandin inhibitors, indomethacin or ibuprofen. Case reports suggest that paracetamol may be an alternative for the closure of a PDA. An association between prenatal or postnatal exposure to paracetamol and later development of autism or autism spectrum disorder has been reported...
April 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620548/age-at-presentation-of-undescended-testicles-a-single-center-study-in-saudi-arabia
#9
Jumanah H Basalelah, Abdullah M Alzahrani, Abdulaziz M Alshaibani, Nasser S Alalyani, Turki A Alsubiani, Maha Khalid AlMadi, Ossamah S Allsowayan
BACKGROUND: The undescended testis (UDT) is the most common genital anomaly encountered in pediatrics with an estimated incidence of 1% to 4% in full-term and 1% to 45% in preterm newborn boys. Over the years, studies on progressive histological deterioration and cancer risk has led to a change in recommendations for when orchidopexy should be done. OBJECTIVES: Determine age at presentation of patients for UDT to a specialist in Saudi Arabia, age of operation and whether the recommended targeted time frame has been met...
March 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614235/the-evidence-base-for-the-maternal-infant-and-early-childhood-home-visiting-program-constructs
#10
Sofia Campos, Julie M Kapp, Eduardo J Simoes
OBJECTIVES: The federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program requires grantees to demonstrate program improvement as a condition of funding. The MIECHV program monitors grantee progress in federally mandated conceptual areas (ie, benchmarks) that are further subcategorized into related sub-areas or constructs (eg, breastfeeding). Each construct has an associated performance measure that helps MIECHV collect data on program implementation and performance...
January 1, 2018: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609583/risk-factors-for-neonatal-early-onset-group-b-streptococcus-related-diseases-after-the-implementation-of-a-universal-screening-program-in-taiwan
#11
Li-Chen Hung, Pei-Tseng Kung, Tsan-Hung Chiu, Hsun-Pi Su, Ming Ho, Hui-Fen Kao, Li-Ting Chiu, Kuang-Hua Huang, Wen-Chen Tsai
BACKGROUND: We examined the risk for Group B streptococcus (GBS)-related diseases in newborns born to mothers who participated in a universal GBS screening program and to determine whether differences are observed in factors affecting the morbidity for neonatal early-onset GBS-related diseases. METHODS: This is a retrospective study and the study subjects were women who had undergone GBS screening and who gave birth naturally and their newborns between April 15, 2012 and December 31, 2013...
April 2, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607416/correlation-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#12
Wojciech Podraza, Beata Michalczuk, Karolina Jezierska, Hanna Domek, Agnieszka Kordek, Beata Łoniewska, Monika Modrzejewska, Joanna Kot
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) are diseases that occur only in preterm infants. The etiology of these disorders is multifactorial; however, it is believed that some of the factors in children presenting with BPD affect both the initiation and severity of ROP. The aim of the study was to evaluate the degree of clinical severity of ROP in infants with BPD compared to those without BPD. Methodology: Infants were divided into two groups: the BPD+ study group and BPD- control group...
2018: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605395/prophylactic-dextrose-gel-does-not-prevent-neonatal-hypoglycemia-a-quasi-experimental-pilot-study
#13
Sarah M Coors, Joshua J Cousin, Joseph L Hagan, Jeffrey R Kaiser
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that prophylactic dextrose gel administered to newborn infants at risk for hypoglycemia will increase the initial blood glucose concentration after the first feeding and decrease neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions for treatment of asymptomatic neonatal hypoglycemia compared with feedings alone. STUDY DESIGN: This quasi-experimental study allocated asymptomatic at-risk newborn infants (late preterm, birth weight <2500 or >4000 g, and infants of mothers with diabetes) to receive prophylactic dextrose gel (Insta-Glucose; Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, Bridgewater, New Jersey); other at-risk infants formed the control group...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602923/-the-role-of-genes-of-renin-angiotensin-system-in-the-development-of-adverse-outcomes-of-treatment-in-severe-intraventricular-hemorrhages-in-premature-infants
#14
Наталия И Гасюк, Наталия С Артемова, Елена М Ковалева, Валерий И Похилько, Галина А Соловьева
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) causes increased morbidity and mortality in premature infants and is associated with adverse neurological outcomes. The aim of the research is to confirm the role of genes of renin-angiotensin system in the development of adverse outcomes of treatment of severe IVC in preterm. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: A prospective study was conducted, which included 58 premature infants (average birth weight 1016...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602276/octreotide-for-congenital-and-acquired-chylothorax-in-newborns-a-systematic-review
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Carlo Bellini, Rita Cabano, Laura C De Angelis, Tommaso Bellini, Maria G Calevo, Paolo Gandullia, Luca A Ramenghi
AIM: Chylothorax is a rare but life-threatening condition in newborns. Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, is widely used as a therapeutic option in neonates with congenital and acquired chylothorax, but its therapeutic role has not been clarified yet. METHODS: We performed a systematic review to assess the efficacy and safety of octreotide in the treatment of congenital and acquired chylothorax in newborns. Comprehensive research, updated till 31 October 2017, was performed by searching in PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) databases using the MeSH terms 'octreotide' and 'chylothorax'...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600511/increased-cerebral-blood-flow-on-arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-imaging-can-localize-to-seizure-focus-in-newborns-a-report-of-3-cases
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Patrick Mabray, Rapeepat Thewamit, Matthew T Whitehead, Amy Kao, Joseph Scafidi, William D Gaillard, Taeun Chang, Tammy N Tsuchida
Arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can assess cerebral blood flow (CBF) without using radiolabeled tracers. It is unknown whether regional increases in CBF on ASL MRI correlate with seizure location in newborns. We report 3 newborns with focal seizures localized on continuous video electroencephalogram (cEEG), anatomical brain MRI, and ASL MRI. Each patient underwent pseudocontinuous ASL with segmented 3-dimensional fast spin echo readout as part of standard care. Case 1 is a term male infant presenting with left temporal status epilepticus and recurrent cEEG seizures from an idiopathic large left intraventricular hemorrhage...
March 30, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599112/clinical-monitoring-of-well-appearing-infants-born-to-mothers-with-chorioamnionitis
#17
Neha S Joshi, Arun Gupta, Jessica M Allan, Ronald S Cohen, Janelle L Aby, Brittany Weldon, Juliann L Kim, William E Benitz, Adam Frymoyer
BACKGROUND: The risk of early-onset sepsis is low in well-appearing late-preterm and term infants even in the setting of chorioamnionitis. The empirical antibiotic strategies for chorioamnionitis-exposed infants that are recommended by national guidelines result in antibiotic exposure for numerous well-appearing, uninfected infants. We aimed to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in chorioamnionitis-exposed infants through the implementation of a treatment approach that focused on clinical presentation to determine the need for antibiotics...
March 29, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29598896/effects-of-hammock-positioning-in-behavioral-status-vital-signs-and-pain-in-preterms-a-case-series-study
#18
Valdecira Rodrigues de Jesus, Pricila Mara Novais de Oliveira, Vivian Mara Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo
BACKGROUND: The hammock positioning within the incubators simulates the intrauterine environment, however, there is little evidence of its benefits and possible risks. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of hammock positioning on behavioral status, vital signs, and pain in very low birth weight preterm newborns. METHODS: This is a quasi-experimental/case series study in which premature infants (<1500g) were positioned in supine for one hour in a hammock...
March 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594440/clinical-safety-of-3-t-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-newborns
#19
Monica Fumagalli, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Sonia Francesca Calloni, Gabriele Sorrentino, Ilaria Gorla, Laura Plevani, Nicola Pesenti, Ida Sirgiovanni, Fabio Mosca, Fabio Triulzi
BACKGROUND: The effects and potential hazards of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3 T in newborns are debated. OBJECTIVE: Assess the impact of 3-T MRI in newborns on body temperature and physiological parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-nine newborns, born preterm and at term, underwent 3-T brain MRI at term-corrected age. Rectal and skin temperature, oxygen saturation and heart rate were recorded before, during and after the scan...
March 29, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582829/choroidal-osteoma-in-a-preterm-infant
#20
Yakup Aksoy, Yavuz Çakir, Sükrü Sevinçli, Murat Sönmez, Ali Ayata
Choroidal osteoma (CO) is a rare, benign, and usually unilateral intraocular tumor composed of mature bone affecting the choroid. It appears as slightly elevated, yellowish-white, or orange choroidal mass with well-defined borders. It is commonly encountered in young female adults. Here, we report findings of a 4-week-old premature baby with CO in her left eye which was detected during a routine examination for "retinopathy of prematurity." We believe that this case is the youngest patient reported with CO which showing that this pathology can be encountered even in a newborn...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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