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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721223/atrial-fibrillation-in-a-preterm-newborn-with-structurally-normal-heart
#1
Pier Paolo Bassareo, Andrea Raffaele Marras, Mariangela Marras, Silvia Marras, Giuseppe Mercuro
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a really uncommon arrhythmia in newborns. Here, we report the case of a 1-day-old infant who was recovered in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a twin-to-twin transfusion. The appearance of an unexpected AF was registered at his continuous electrocardiographic monitoring. Both chest X-ray and echocardiographic examination revealed the anomalous insertion of the tip of a central venous catheter (CVC) into the heart ('umbilical artery → inferior vena cava → right atrium → patent foramen ovale → left atrium')...
March 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720616/concomitant-preterm-birth-and-severe-small-for-gestational-age-birth-weight-among-infants-of-immigrant-mothers-in-ontario-originating-from-the-philippines-and-east-asia-a-population-based-study
#2
Emily Bartsch, Alison L Park, Jennifer Jairam, Joel G Ray
OBJECTIVES: Women from the Philippines form one of the largest immigrant groups to North America. Their newborns experience higher rates of preterm birth (PTB), and separately, small-for-gestational age (SGA) birth weight, compared with other East Asians. It is not known if Filipino women are at elevated risk of concomitant PTB and severe SGA (PTB-SGA), a pathological state likely reflective of placental dysfunction and neonatal morbidity. METHODS: We conducted a population-based study of all singleton or twin live births in Ontario, from 2002 to 2011, among immigrant mothers from the Philippines (n=27 946), Vietnam (n=15 297), Hong Kong (n=5618), South Korea (n=5148) and China (n=42 517)...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718187/brain-natriuretic-propeptide-as-an-early-marker-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-or-death-in-the-preterm-newborn
#3
Alicia Montaner, Raquel Pinillos, Zenaida Galve, Hector Boix, Carmen Ruiz de la Cuesta, Lorenzo Jimenez, Pilar Samper, Segundo Rite
Aim To investigate whether increased brain natriuretic propeptide (NT-proBNP) levels at 48 to 72 h of life are associated with the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or death in premature neonates. Methods A retrospective study was performed in neonates born before 32 weeks' gestation or with birth weight below 1500 grams, in whom NT-proBNP determination and echocardiography were performed at 48 to 72 h of life. Associations between NT-proBNP levels and the combined outcome BPD or death were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression analysis...
July 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714605/epigenetic-alterations-and-prenatal-maternal-depression
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REVIEW
Zsofia Nemoda, Moshe Szyf
Major depressive disorder of the mother affects 6 to 17% of pregnancies worldwide and can lead to negative outcomes, such as preterm delivery and later mental health problems of the child. It has been proposed that developmental programming has long-lasting effects in the offspring that might be mediated by epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation. Altered stress regulation or impaired immunological function of the mother can potentially affect DNA methylation processes of the fetus, changing gene expression levels in utero...
July 17, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712360/resisting-and-tolerating-p-falciparum-in-pregnancy-under-different-malaria-transmission-intensities
#5
Nicaise Tuikue Ndam, Emmanuel Mbuba, Raquel González, Pau Cisteró, Simon Kariuki, Esperança Sevene, María Rupérez, Ana Maria Fonseca, Anifa Vala, Sonia Maculuve, Alfons Jiménez, Llorenç Quintó, Peter Ouma, Michael Ramharter, John J Aponte, Arsenio Nhacolo, Achille Massougbodji, Valerie Briand, Peter G Kremsner, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Meghna Desai, Eusebio Macete, Michel Cot, Clara Menéndez, Alfredo Mayor
BACKGROUND: Resistance and tolerance to Plasmodium falciparum can determine the progression of malaria disease. However, quantitative evidence of tolerance is still limited. We investigated variations in the adverse impact of P. falciparum infections among African pregnant women under different intensities of malaria transmission. METHODS: P. falciparum at delivery was assessed by microscopy, quantitative PCR (qPCR) and placental histology in 946 HIV-uninfected and 768 HIV-infected pregnant women from Benin, Gabon, Kenya and Mozambique...
July 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709412/study-protocol-safety-and-efficacy-of-propranolol-0-2-eye-drops-in-newborns-with-a-precocious-stage-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-drop-rop-0-2-a-multicenter-open-label-single-arm-phase-ii-trial
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Luca Filippi, Giacomo Cavallaro, Elettra Berti, Letizia Padrini, Gabriella Araimo, Giulia Regiroli, Valentina Bozzetti, Chiara De Angelis, Paolo Tagliabue, Barbara Tomasini, Giuseppe Buonocore, Massimo Agosti, Angela Bossi, Gaetano Chirico, Salvatore Aversa, Roberta Pasqualetti, Pina Fortunato, Silvia Osnaghi, Barbara Cavallotti, Maurizio Vanni, Giulia Borsari, Simone Donati, Giuseppe Nascimbeni, Giancarlo la Marca, Giulia Forni, Silvano Milani, Ivan Cortinovis, Paola Bagnoli, Massimo Dal Monte, Anna Maria Calvani, Alessandra Pugi, Eduardo Villamor, Gianpaolo Donzelli, Fabio Mosca
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) still represents one of the leading causes of visual impairment in childhood. Systemic propranolol has proven to be effective in reducing ROP progression in preterm newborns, although safety was not sufficiently guaranteed. On the contrary, topical treatment with propranolol eye micro-drops at a concentration of 0.1% had an optimal safety profile in preterm newborns with ROP, but was not sufficiently effective in reducing the disease progression if administered at an advanced stage (during stage 2)...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700642/bacterial-communities-found-in-placental-tissues-are-associated-with-severe-chorioamnionitis-and-adverse-birth-outcomes
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Ronan M Doyle, Kathryn Harris, Steve Kamiza, Ulla Harjunmaa, Ulla Ashorn, Minyanga Nkhoma, Kathryn G Dewey, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn, Nigel Klein
Preterm birth is a major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Bacterial infection and the subsequent inflammatory response are recognised as an important cause of preterm birth. It is hypothesised that these organisms ascend the cervical canal, colonise placental tissues, cause chorioamnionitis and in severe cases infect amniotic fluid and the foetus. However, the presence of bacteria within the intrauterine cavity does not always precede chorioamnionitis or preterm birth. Whereas previous studies observing the types of bacteria present have been limited in size and the specificity of a few predetermined organisms, in this study we characterised bacteria found in placental tissues from a cohort of 1391 women in rural Malawi using 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697607/wideband-acoustic-immittance-for-assessing-middle-ear-functioning-for-preterm-neonates-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#8
Nandel Gouws, De Wet Swanepoel, Leigh Biagio De Jager
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of newborn hearing screening is to detect permanent hearing loss. Because otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) are sensitive to hearing loss, they are often used as screening tools. On the other hand, false-positive results are most often because of transient outer- and middle ear conditions. Wideband acoustic immittance (WAI), which includes physical measures known as reflectance and absorbance, has shown potential for accurate assessment of middle ear function in young infants...
June 28, 2017: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697513/-prevalence-risk-factors-and-diagnostics-of-hearing-impairment-in-preterm-infants
#9
C Franck, W Vorwerk, A Köhn, A Rißmann, U Vorwerk
Introduction: The preterm birth is clearly associated with increased risk of developing congenital hearing impairment. Therefore, special attention must be paid to the postnatal control of auditory function in all preterm infants. The present work investigates if the latest scientific findings regarding prevalence, clinical diagnostics, therapy and risk factors of hearing impairment in premature infants are regularly implemented in daily practice. Methods: At the department of phoniatrics and pediatric audiology of the University Hospital of Magdeburg, the treatment data of 126 preterm children born between 2006 and 2011 were evaluated retrospectively...
June 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689383/-apnea-of-prematurity-characteristic-and-treatment
#10
Aleksandra Goryniak, Angelika Szczęśniak, Daria Śleboda, Barbara Dołęgowska
Apnea of prematurity (AOP) can affect even 85-100% of premature newborns and is related to lack of full maturity of organs. AOP is manifesting by 15-20 seconds cessations of breathing accompanied by bradycardia and oxygen desaturation, what can lead to hypoxia or death. Therefore it is very important to implement the effective and safe treatment immediately after birth. Widely used caffeine citrate, which stimulates the respiratory system, improving the working of the respiratory muscles. However the metabolism of caffeine citrate is difficult in preterm infants due to the immaturity of the hepatic enzyme system, what can lead to the occurrence of side effects and toxicity...
2017: Postepy Biochemii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685441/development-and-validation-of-a-sensor-prototype-for-near-infrared-imaging-of-the-newborn-brain
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Linda Ahnen, Helene Stachel, Stefan Kleiser, Cornelia Hagmann, Jingjing Jiang, Alexander Kalyanov, Scott Lindner, Martin Wolf, Salvador Sanchez
Imaging brain oxygenation is crucial for preventing brain lesions in preterm infants. Our aim is to build and validate a near-infrared optical tomography (NIROT) sensor for the head of neonates. This sensor, combined with an optoacoustic device, will enable quantitative monitoring of the structural and functional information of the brain. Since the head of preterm infants is small and fragile great care must be taken to produce a comfortable and compact device in which a sufficient number of light sources and detectors can be implemented...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683016/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-using-a-progressive-muscle-relaxation-technique-on-the-self-efficacy-of-breastfeeding-in-mothers-with-preterm-infants
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Soheila Karbandi, Seyedeh Maryam Hosseini, Seyedeh Asieh Hosseini, Farshad Sadeghi, Maryam Hesari, Reza Masoudi
BACKGROUND: Breast milk is a God-given gift that conveys a mother's love and compassion and that is made according to the needs and age of the child. Mothers who are interested in the welfare of their newborns tend to breastfeed their children. Training programs have been shown to improve breastfeeding self-efficacy in terms of both duration and amount. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of using the progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) technique on the self-efficacy of breastfeeding in mothers with preterm infants...
August 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680707/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-leading-to-severe-vitamin-k-deficiency-and-coagulopathy
#13
Maria Maldonado, Ali Alhousseini, Michael Awadalla, Jay Idler, Robert Welch, Karoline Puder, Manasi Patwardhan, Bernard Gonik
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is seldom associated with significant vitamin K deficiency. We report a case of a 16-year-old primigravid patient at 24 weeks and 3 days of gestation who presented with pruritus, hematuria, and preterm labor. Laboratory work-up showed severe coagulopathy with Prothrombin Time (PT) of 117.8 seconds, International Normalized Ratio (INR) of 10.34, and elevated transaminases suggestive of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Her serum vitamin K level was undetectable (<0...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673382/rational-use-of-dopamine-in-hypotensive-newborns-improving-our-understanding-of-the-effect-on-cerebral-autoregulation
#14
Vibeke Ramsgaard Eriksen
Hypotension in critically ill newborn infants is associated with higher mortality and higher risk of cerebral injuries. Yet treating hypotension has never been shown to improve outcomes. In fact, some studies have found that hypotensive newborn infants who were treated with dopamine fared worse than a comparable group of newborn infants who were not. Therefore, a concern has been raised that dopamine might cause the observed adverse outcomes. Cerebral autoregulation is a protective mechanism that maintains a fairly constant cerebral blood flow despite fluctuations in blood pressure...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673077/breastfeeding-promotion-evidence-and-problems
#15
Roberto Bellù, Manuela Condò
Although breastfeeding is associated with many health benefits in children and mothers, and World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age and continued breastfeeding until 2 years of age, overall breastfeeding rates remain low. Italian rates of exclusive breastfeeding do not differ from international data. The aim of this review is to evaluate evidence of breastfeeding promotion interventions and the remaining problems to achieve them. We found that breastfeeding support is a complex system of interventions, including individual, structural and environmental factors...
June 28, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672753/the-combined-exposure-to-intra-amniotic-inflammation-and-neonatal-respiratory-distress-syndrome-increases-the-risk-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-neonates
#16
Kyung Joon Oh, Jee Yoon Park, JoonHo Lee, Joon-Seok Hong, Roberto Romero, Bo Hyun Yoon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of combined exposure to intra-amniotic inflammation and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) on the development of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in preterm neonates. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study includes 207 consecutive preterm births (24.0-33.0 weeks of gestation). Intra-amniotic inflammation was defined as an amniotic fluid matrix metalloproteinase-8 concentration >23 ng/mL. According to McMenamin's classification, IVH was defined as grade II or higher when detected by neurosonography within the first weeks of life...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672098/inhaled-corticosteroids-in-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#17
Yulia Vaisbourd, Bahaa Abu-Raya, Shmuel Zangen, Shmuel Arnon, Arieh Riskin, Irit Shoris, Nael Elias, David Bader, Amir Kugelman
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal corticosteroids were shown to reduce the respiratory complication in late preterm infants. Our objective was to determine if early inhaled corticosteroids could alleviate the respiratory distress and morbidity in late preterm and term neonates with transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). STUDY DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled, multicenter pilot study. Infants born at >34 weeks gestational age with TTN at 4 h of age were randomized to two doses, 12 h apart, of inhaled Budesonide 1000 μg/dose or placebo within 6 h from delivery...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670801/australian-and-new-zealand-committee-on-resuscitation-neonatal-resuscitation-guidelines-2016
#18
Helen G Liley, Lindsay Mildenhall, Peter Morley
New Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Resuscitation guidelines reflect recent advances in neonatal resuscitation science, as critically appraised by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Substantial changes since the 2010 guidelines include: (i) updates to the Newborn Resuscitation Flowchart to include a greater emphasis on maintaining normal body temperature, and to emphasise the importance of beginning assisted ventilation by 1 min in infants who have absent or ineffective spontaneous breathing; (ii) updates to the physiology of the normal perinatal transition that resuscitation is trying to restore; (iii) recommendations for more frequent reinforcement of training, and for structured feedback for resuscitation training instructors; (iv) new guidance in relation to the timing of cord clamping for preterm newborn infants; (v) recommendation to monitor body temperature on admission to newborn units as a resuscitation quality indicator; (vi) suggestion to consider electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring (as an adjunct to oximetry) to obtain more rapid and accurate estimation of heart rate during resuscitation; (vii) removal of previous suggestions to intubate meconium-exposed, non-vigorous term infants to suction the trachea; and (viii) suggestion to establish vascular access to enable administration of intravenous adrenaline (epinephrine) as soon as chest compressions are deemed to be needed...
July 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667719/screening-for-hypoglycemia-in-exclusively-breastfed-high-risk-neonates
#19
Princy Singh, Amit Upadhyay, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Vijay Jaiswal, Pranjali Saxena
OBJECTIVE: To determine incidence of hypoglycemia in exclusively breastfed, high-risk but healthy newborns, and risk factors for its development. METHODS: This observational study enrolled 407 exclusively breastfed high-risk (low birth weight newborns (1800-2499 g), late preterms, small-for-gestation, large-for-gestation and infant of diabetic mother), who did not require admission to neonatal intensive care unit and were kept in postnatal wards with mother. Hypoglycemia was defined as blood glucose £46 mg/dL (2...
June 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667068/role-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-axis-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-hyperoxic-lung-injuries
#20
REVIEW
Emanuele Amata, Valeria Pittalà, Agostino Marrazzo, Carmela Parenti, Orazio Prezzavento, Emanuela Arena, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Loredana Salerno
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic illness that usually originates in preterm newborns. Generally, BPD is a consequence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) which, in turn, comes from the early arrest of lung development and the lack of pulmonary surfactant. The need of oxygen therapy to overcome premature newborns' compromised respiratory function generates an increasing amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS), the onset of sustained oxidative stress (OS) status, and inflammation in the pulmonary alveoli deputies to respiratory exchanges...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
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