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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136541/impact-of-neonatal-morbidity-on-the-risk-of-developmental-delay-in-late-preterm-infants
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Sílvia Martínez-Nadal, Xavier Demestre, Luisa Schonhaut, Sergio R Muñoz, Pere Sala
BACKGROUND: Late preterm infants (LPI) have a higher risk of developmental delay (DD) than term-born infants. The association of perinatal complications with specific morbidity is not clear. AIM: (1) To compare the risk of DD at 4years of age between LPI who have presence or absence of any morbidity associated with the prematurity at birth, called complicated (cLPI) or uncomplicated (uLPI), and term-born infants, (2) to determine maternal and perinatal factors associated with risk of DD, and (3) to analyze, in LPI, the association between perinatal morbidity and risk of DD...
November 11, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135822/premature-infants-have-lower-gastric-digestion-capacity-for-human-milk-proteins-than-term-infants
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Veronique Demers-Mathieu, Yunyao Qu, Mark A Underwood, Robyn Borghese, David Charles Dallas
OBJECTIVES: Whether premature infants have lower gastric protein digestive capacity than term infants and the extent to which human milk proteases contribute to overall gastric digestion are unknown and were investigated in this study. METHODS: Human milk and infant gastric samples were collected from 16 preterm (24-32 wk gestational age (GA)) and 6 term (38-40 wk GA) mother-infant pairs within a range of 5-42 days postnatal age. For each pair, an aliquot of human milk was adjusted to pH 4...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135357/short-term-refractive-effects-of-propranolol-hydrochloride-prophylaxis-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-very-preterm-newborns
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Levent Korkmaz, Cagatay Karaca, Mustafa Ali Akin, Osman Bastug, Mustafa Sahiner, Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk, Selim Kurtoglu
PURPOSE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the major problems of surviving premature infants with several ophthalmic morbidities such as increased risk of refractive errors, strabismus, and cortical visual impairment. Use of propranolol hydrochloride (PH) for the prevention of ROP is a new promising treatment modality. However, long-term effects are still to be defined. In our study, we aimed to investigate the short-term refractive effects of PH used for ROP prophylaxis in very preterm newborns...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134703/origin-and-dynamics-of-oligodendrocytes-in-the-developing-brain-implications-for-perinatal-white-matter-injury
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Erik van Tilborg, Caroline G M de Theije, Maurik van Hal, Nienke Wagenaar, Linda S de Vries, Manon J Benders, David H Rowitch, Cora H Nijboer
Infants born prematurely are at high risk to develop white matter injury (WMI), due to exposure to hypoxic and/or inflammatory insults. Such perinatal insults negatively impact the maturation of oligodendrocytes (OLs), thereby causing deficits in myelination. To elucidate the precise pathophysiology underlying perinatal WMI, it is essential to fully understand the cellular mechanisms contributing to healthy/normal white matter development. OLs are responsible for myelination of axons. During brain development, OLs are generally derived from neuroepithelial zones, where neural stem cells committed to the OL lineage differentiate into OL precursor cells (OPCs)...
November 14, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134361/sonic-hedgehog-agonist-protects-against-complex-neonatal-cerebellar-injury
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Vien Nguyen, Khalida Sabeur, Emin Maltepe, Kurosh Ameri, Omer Bayraktar, David H Rowitch
The cerebellum undergoes rapid growth during the third trimester and is vulnerable to injury and deficient growth in infants born prematurely. Factors associated with preterm cerebellar hypoplasia include chronic lung disease and postnatal glucocorticoid administration. We modeled chronic hypoxemia and glucocorticoid administration in neonatal mice to study whole cerebellar and cell type-specific effects of dual exposure. Chronic neonatal hypoxia resulted in permanent cerebellar hypoplasia. This was compounded by administration of prednisolone as shown by greater volume loss and Purkinje cell death...
November 13, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132818/bilirubin-albumin-binding-and-unbound-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-in-premature-infants
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Sanjiv B Amin, Hongyue Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the associations between unbound bilirubin (UB) and total serum bilirubin (TSB), bilirubin:albumin molar ratio (BAMR), and bilirubin albumin binding affinity (Ka) as a function of gestational age (GA) in infants born at 24-33 weeks GA. STUDY DESIGN: In a prospective observational study, TSB and UB were measured twice daily at least 8 hours apart during the first postnatal week. Serum albumin was measured to calculate BAMR on each day. The highest UB on each day, corresponding TSB, and serum albumin were used to calculate the Ka on each day...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131921/hot-topics-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Irena Tsui, Alison Chu
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition seen in premature infants that is characterized by abnormal retinal blood vessel growth incited by relative hyperoxia and followed by hypoxia. It can have severe consequences ranging from high myopia to blindness. This article reviews recent "hot" topics related to ROP, specifically the changing incidence of ROP worldwide, the advent of predictive algorithms for screening for ROP, the emerging data behind efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatments for ROP, and advanced retinal imaging in children who were born premature...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131125/splanchnic-cerebral-oxygenation-ratio-decreases-during-enteral-feedings-in-anemic-preterm-infants-observations-under-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Katherine Braski, Kimberlee Weaver-Lewis, Manndi Loertscher, Qian Ding, Xiaoming Sheng, Mariana Baserga
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in premature infants. Due to risks with red blood cell transfusions, many anemic infants are not transfused. The implications of this pathophysiologic status, especially at times of increased metabolic demand (enteral feedings), is not well understood. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows for the noninvasive determination of regional oxygen saturations (rSO2) in tissues such as the brain and mesentery, giving insight into their oxygen sufficiency. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that during enteral feedings very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with a hematocrit ≤28% will experience a decrease in splanchnic rSO2 and splanchnic-cerebral oxygenation ratio (SCOR)...
November 8, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129516/is-there-a-potential-link-between-vitamin-d-and-pulmonary-morbidities-in-preterm-infants
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Yang Yang, Yun Feng, Xu Chen, Xiao-Nan Mao, Jing-Han Zhang, Li Zhao, You-Yan Zhao, Rui Cheng
BACKGROUND: There hasn't been conclusive proof about the association between vitamin D and pulmonary morbidities of prematurity. METHODS: 106 preterm infants were retrospectively included into this study. Clinical data and blood samples of all the patients were collected within 24 h of admission. RESULTS: (1) Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) patients were mainly concentrated in "≤30 weeks" stage when compared with other two gestational age groups...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128874/the-initial-prophylactic-antibiotic-usage-and-subsequent-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-high-risk-premature-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xue Fan, Li Zhang, Jun Tang, Chao Chen, Juan Chen, Yi Qu, Dezhi Mu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between the initial prophylactic antibiotic use and the subsequent NEC in high-risk premature infants. METHODS: We performed a literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and the Web of Science, and nine studies with a total of 5207 infants were selected for inclusion in this study. RESULTS: The pooled estimate for the seven studies combined indicating that prophylactic antibiotic usage was associated with a non-significant trend toward increased incidence of NEC [odds ratio (OR) 0...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128854/pharmacological-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-infants-current-opinions
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REVIEW
Mohamed A El-Mahdy, Fatma A Mansoor, Sudarshan R Jadcherla
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) constitutes a troublesome symptom complex resulting from retrograde passage of gastric contents into the esophagus or extra-esophageal regions. Premature-born, high-risk infants and those with neuro-aero-digestive pathologies are at increased risk. Critical review over the last 3 years was conducted, and current opinions on pharmacological targets include agents aimed at prevention of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation, modification of the physico-chemical composition of gastric contents, modification of gut motility, or altering sensory thresholds to ameliorate the troublesome symptoms...
November 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127966/inguinal-hernia
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REVIEW
Sophia Abdulhai, Ian C Glenn, Todd A Ponsky
Laparoscopy is a safe and effective technique in the repair of inguinal hernias. This article describes the different laparoscopic herniorrhaphy technique, as well as controversial topics, such as premature infants, contralateral repair, and incarcerated hernias.
December 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127958/minimally-invasive-patent-ductus-arteriosus-ligation
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REVIEW
Alejandro V Garcia, Jeffrey Lukish
A patent ductus arteriosus is a common condition, particularly in premature infants. Many spontaneously resolve but those that lead to clinical instability require closure. Conservative measures can be highly successful in selected groups. Surgical repair is effective and both open and minimally invasive approaches can be used. The minimally invasive approach may result in less long-term morbidity from a thoracotomy and may prove advantageous for these fragile infants, including less pain, shorter time on the ventilator, and shorter hospital stays...
December 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127345/the-synthetic-neuroactive-steroid-sge-516-reduces-seizure-burden-and-improves-survival-in-a-dravet-syndrome-mouse-model
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Nicole A Hawkins, Michael Lewis, Rebecca S Hammond, James J Doherty, Jennifer A Kearney
Dravet syndrome is an infant-onset epileptic encephalopathy with multiple seizure types that are often refractory to conventional therapies. Treatment with standard benzodiazepines like clobazam, in combination with valproate and stiripentol, provides only modest seizure control. While benzodiazepines are a first-line therapy for Dravet syndrome, they are limited by their ability to only modulate synaptic receptors. Unlike benzodiazepines, neuroactive steroids potentiate a wider-range of GABAA receptors. The synthetic neuroactive steroid SGE-516 is a potent positive allosteric modulator of both synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAA receptors...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125893/mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Maria Pierro, Bernard Thébaud, Roger Soll
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains a major complication of prematurity and currently lacks efficient treatments. Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) have been extensively explored as a potential therapy in several preclinical and clinical settings. Human and animal MSCs have been shown to prevent and treat lung injury in various preclinical models of lung diseases, including experimental BPD. OBJECTIVES: To determine if MSCs, administered intravenously or endotracheally, are safe and effective in preventing or treating BPD, or both, in preterm infants...
November 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125447/multiple-echocardiography-abnormalities-associated-with-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-failure
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Ashish H Shah, George M Ibrahim, Jun Sasaki, John Ragheb, Sanjiv Bhatia, Toba N Niazi
OBJECTIVE Although endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has gained increasing prominence in the management of hydrocephalus caused by intraventricular hemorrhage of prematurity, the rates of long-term shunt independence remain low. Furthermore, limited evidence is available to identify infants who might benefit from the procedure. The authors tested the hypothesis that elevated venous pressure that results from comorbid cardiac disease might predispose patients to ETV/CPC failure and shunt dependence...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124391/implementing-a-digital-real-time-hydrocephalus-and-shunt-registry-to-evaluate-contemporary-pattern-of-care-and-surgical-outcome-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
#17
Hans Christoph Bock, Maximilian Kanzler, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale, Hans Christoph Ludwig
OBJECTIVE: Treatment monitoring and outcome evaluation in pediatric hydrocephalus require gapless documentation regarding surgical and clinical follow-up data beginning from day 1 of treatment in order to apply high quality of care. Endoscopic procedures, shunt insertion and revision surgeries, and individual modifications of valve hardware or pressure settings during follow-up as well as established outcome measurements are highly relevant for complete illustration of the patient's hydrocephalus histories...
November 9, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123341/effect-of-expressed-breast-milk-versus-swaddling-versus-oral-sucrose-administration-on-pain-associated-with-suctioning-in-preterm-neonates-on-assisted-ventilation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Saumil Desai, Ruchi Nimish Nanavati, Rohit Nathani, Nandkishor Kabra
Objective: The objective of our study was to assess the pain associated with suctioning in preterm neonates on assisted ventilation and comparing the use of expressed breast milk (EBM), sucrose, and swaddling to alleviate pain. Methods: Study design: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Inclusion Criteria: Preterm neonates on assisted ventilation. Exclusion Criteria: Major congenital anomalies and severe encephalopathy...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121896/pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain-and-their-effects-on-pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes-a-cohort-study-in-west-sumatra-indonesia
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Hora Soltani, Nur I Lipoeto, Frankie J Fair, Karen Kilner, Y Yusrawati
BACKGROUND: Indonesia has a considerably high incidence of maternal and infant mortality. The country has however been experiencing a social and economic transition, influencing its general population demographics and nutritional status including the state of health and nutrition of pregnant women. This study aimed to explore body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG), and their relationship with pregnancy outcomes in a sample of Indonesian pregnant women. METHODS: This observational cohort study included a total of 607 pregnant women who were recruited in 2010 from maternity clinics in Western Sumatra, Indonesia...
November 9, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120456/indicators-of-skin-barrier-integrity-among-newborns-massaged-with-mustard-oil-in-rural-nepal
#20
A Summers, M O Visscher, S K Khatry, J B Sherchand, S C LeClerq, J Katz, J M Tielsch, L C Mullany
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the skin barrier changes during postnatal month 1 among infants receiving routine mustard oil massage in the humid conditions of rural Nepal. STUDY DESIGN: This was an observational study among 500 live-born neonates receiving mustard oil massage. Skin integrity such as erythema, rash, dryness, skin pH, stratum corneum protein concentration and transepidermal water loss was measured on days 1, 3, 7, 14 and 28...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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