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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933776/association-of-nursing-overtime-nurse-staffing-and-unit-occupancy-with-medical-incidents-and-outcomes-of-very-preterm-infants
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M Beltempo, G Lacroix, M Cabot, R Blais, B Piedboeuf
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of nursing overtime, nursing provision and unit occupancy rate with medical incident rates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the risk of mortality or major morbidity among very preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Single center retrospective cohort study of infants born within 23 to 29 weeks of gestational age or birth weight <1000 g admitted at a 56 bed, level III NICU. Nursing overtime ratios (nursing overtime hours/total nursing hours), nursing provision ratios (nursing hours/recommended nursing hours based on patient dependency categories) and unit occupancy rates were pooled for all shifts during NICU hospitalization of each infant...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931040/newborn-skin-reflection-proof-of-concept-for-a-new-approach-for-predicting-gestational-age-at-birth-a-cross-sectional-study
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Zilma Silveira Nogueira Reis, Gabriela Luiza Nogueira Vitral, Ingrid Michelle Fonseca de Souza, Maria Albertina Santiago Rego, Rodney Nascimento Guimaraes
BACKGROUND: Current methods to assess the gestational age during prenatal care or at birth are a global challenge. Disadvantages, such as low accessibility, high costs, and imprecision of clinical tests and ultrasonography measurements, may compromise health decisions at birth, based on the gestational age. Newborns' organs and tissues can indirectly indicate their physical maturity, and we hypothesized that evolutionary changes in their skin, detected using an optoelectronic device meter, may aid in estimating the gestational age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916575/effects-of-probiotics-on-necrotizing-enterocolitis-sepsis-intraventricular-hemorrhage-mortality-length-of-hospital-stay-and-weight-gain-in-very-preterm-infants-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jing Sun, Gayatri Marwah, Matthew Westgarth, Nicholas Buys, David Ellwood, Peter H Gray
Probiotics are increasingly used as a supplement to prevent adverse health outcomes in preterm infants. We conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and subgroup analysis of findings from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the magnitude of the effect of the probiotics on health outcomes among very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. Relevant articles from January 2003 to June 2017 were selected from a broad range of databases, including Medline, PubMed, Scopus, and Embase. Studies were included if they used an RCT design, involved a VLBW infant (birthweight <1500 g or gestational age <32 wk) population, included a probiotic intervention group, measured necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) as a primary outcome, and measured sepsis, mortality, length of hospital stay, weight gain, and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) as additional outcomes...
September 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910311/hearing-impairment-in-premature-newborns-analysis-based-on-the-national-hearing-screening-database-in-poland
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Katarzyna Wroblewska-Seniuk, Grazyna Greczka, Piotr Dabrowski, Joanna Szyfter-Harris, Jan Mazela
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of sensorineural hearing loss is between 1 and 3 per 1000 in healthy neonates and 2-4 per 100 in high-risk infants. The national universal neonatal hearing screening carried out in Poland since 2002 enables selection of infants with suspicion and/or risk factors of hearing loss. In this study, we assessed the incidence and risk factors of hearing impairment in infants ≤33 weeks' gestational age (wga). METHODS: We analyzed the database of the Polish Universal Newborns Hearing Screening Program from 2010 to 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899218/relationship-between-serum-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-levels-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Emrah Utku Kabataş, Nurdan Fettah Dinlen, Ayşegül Zenciroğlu, Dilek Dilli, Serdar Beken, Nurullah Okumuş
Aim To evaluate the relationship between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D, 25 (OH) D, levels and retinopathy of prematurity. Methods and Results Serum 25 (OH) D levels were measured in 97 very low birth weight infants, prior to vitamin D supplementation. The development of retinopathy of prematurity and its treatment requirement were evaluated. At follow-up, retinopathy of prematurity developed in 71 (73.2%) infants. Serum 25 (OH) D levels were significantly lower in infants with retinopathy of prematurity than ones without retinopathy of prematurity ( P < 0...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898404/high-versus-standard-volume-enteral-feeds-to-promote-growth-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Niranjan Thomas, Vijay Gupta, Anand Viswanathan, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: Breast milk alone, given at standard recommended volumes (150 to 180 mL/kg/d), is not adequate to meet the protein, energy, and other nutrient requirements of growing preterm or low birth weight infants. One strategy that may be used to address these potential nutrient deficits is to give infants enteral feeds in excess of 200 mL/kg/d ('high-volume' feeds). This approach may increase nutrient uptake and growth rates, but concerns include that high-volume enteral feeds may cause feed intolerance, gastro-oesophageal reflux, aspiration pneumonia, necrotising enterocolitis, or complications related to fluid overload, including patent ductus arteriosus and bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895709/recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-for-intracardiac-vegetation-in-a-very-low-birth-weight-infant
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Abdurrahman A Ozdemir
Developing treatment options have resulted in prolonged admission and increased bacterial and fungal nosocomial infections as well as improved survival in neonatal intensive care unit. Invasive fungal infections in newborns are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and can cause endorgan dissemination such as endocarditis, endophthalmitis, septic arthritis, obstructive nephropathy and meningitis. Endocarditis requires aggressive systemic antifungal therapy and sometimes surgical intervention in neonates...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895695/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Pablo H Brener Dik, Yeimy M Niño Gualdron, María F Galletti, Carolina M Cribioli, Gonzalo L Mariani
INTRODUCTION: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is the most common chronic pulmonary sequela among very low birth weight infants. The objective of this study was to estimate its incidence in our Neonatal Unit over the past 5 years and analyze associated risk factors. POPULATION AND METHODS: An observational and analytical study was conducted in a retrospective cohort, using data obtained from a prospective database of infants born at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires with a birth weight of less than 1500 grams between January 2010 and December 2014...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890204/early-caffeine-prophylaxis-and-risk-of-failure-of-initial-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Ravi M Patel, Kanecia Zimmerman, David P Carlton, Reese Clark, Daniel K Benjamin, P Brian Smith
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that early caffeine treatment on the day of birth, compared with later treatment in very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g) infants receiving continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, is associated with a decreased risk of CPAP failure in the first week of life. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, observational cohort study in 366 US neonatal intensive care units. We evaluated inborn, VLBW infants discharged from 2000 to 2014, who received only CPAP therapy without surfactant treatment on day of life (DOL) 0, had a 5-minute Apgar ≥3, and received caffeine in first week of life...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886399/effectiveness-of-a-measure-program-to-prevent-admission-hypothermia-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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Jamil Pedro de Siqueira Caldas, Fernanda de Castro Millen, Juliana Fernandes de Camargo, Paula Almeida Cavalcanti Castro, Ana Letícia da Fonseca Camilo, Sérgio Tadeu Martins Marba
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a thermoregulation bundle for preventing admission hypothermia (AH) in very low-birth weight preterm infants. METHODS: Interventional study with retrospective evaluation of data undertaken in a tertiary neonatal unit including all very low-birth weight preterm infants (<1500g) born at and admitted to the unit. Two periods were compared: before intervention (PI; 01/01/2012 to 02/28/2014_ and after intervention (PII; 04/01/2014 to 11/30/2016)...
September 5, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885092/infant-discovery-learning-and-lower-extremity-coordination-influence-of-prematurity
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Barbara Sargent, Masayoshi Kubo, Linda Fetters
AIMS: Preterm infants at increased risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, demonstrate reduced selective leg joint coordination. Full-term infants demonstrate more selective hip-knee coordination when specific leg actions are reinforced using an overhead infant mobile. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the ability of preterm infants to: (1) perform and learn through discovery, the contingency between leg action and mobile activation, and (2) demonstrate more selective hip-knee coordination when leg actions are reinforced with mobile activation...
September 8, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882131/an-evaluation-of-interprofessional-group-antenatal-care-a-prospective-comparative-study
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Zoë G Hodgson, Lee Saxell, Julian K Christians
BACKGROUND: Maternal and neonatal outcomes are influenced by the nature of antenatal care. Standard pregnancy care is provided on an individual basis, with one-on-one appointments between a client and family doctor, midwife or obstetrician. A novel, group-based antenatal care delivery model was developed in the United States in the 1990s and is growing in popularity beyond the borders of the USA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes in clients receiving interprofessional group perinatal care versus interprofessional individual care in a Canadian setting...
September 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873072/amplitude-integrated-eeg-and-brain-sparing-in-preterm-small-for-gestational-age-infants
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Isabel Benavente-Fernández, Simón P Lubián-López, Pamela Zafra-Rodríguez, Almudena Alonso-Ojembarrena, Antonio Segado-Arenas, Alfonso M Lechuga-Sancho
PURPOSE: Preterm small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants are at risk for a high mortality rate and impaired cognitive development. Only a few studies have focused on amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) in preterm SGA infants. They have been shown to have a slower rate of brain maturation, but these findings have not consistently been related to neurodevelopmental outcomes. The aim of our study was to evaluate early aEEG monitoring in SGA compared with adequate-for-gestational-age preterms...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868233/intestinal-perforation-during-the-stabilization-period-in-a-preterm-infant-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#14
Zbyněk Straňák, Karel Pýcha, Simona Feyereislova, Jaroslav Feyereisl, Michal Rygl
Background  Delayed surgery after stabilization of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is an accepted strategy. However, the evidence favoring delayed versus immediate surgical repair is limited. We present an extremely rare case of a very low-birth-weight infant with prenatally diagnosed left-sided CDH and unexpected transmural bowel perforations developing within the postnatal stabilization period. Case Report  A neonate born at 31st week of gestation with a birth weight of 1,470 g with antenatally diagnosed left-sided CDH presented with bowel dilation leading to transmural bowel perforations on the 2nd day of life...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866004/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-infants-with-very-low-birth-weights-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-their-extra-uterine-growth-retardation
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Han-Chun Chien, Chao-Huei Chen, Teh-Ming Wang, Ya-Chi Hsu, Ming-Chih Lin
BACKGROUND: For infants with very low birth weights (VLBW), their neurodevelopmental outcomes are thought to be associated with extra-uterine growth retardation (EUGR). In this study, based on a single institute, we analyzed the association between different levels or severity of EUGR of VLBW infants and their neurodevelopmental outcomes later at a corrected age of 24 months. METHODS: This is a hospital-based retrospective cohort study. The severity of EUGR was classified into three categories according to the z-score of discharge weight: z < -2...
August 11, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865550/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes-of-pregnancies-conceived-with-embryos-cultured-in-a-time-lapse-monitoring-system
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Maria Fernanda Insua, Ana Cristina Cobo, Zaloa Larreategui, Marcos Ferrando, Vicente Serra, Marcos Meseguer
OBJECTIVE: To compare obstetric and perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancies resulting from embryos incubated in a time-lapse system (TLS) with those of embryos grown in standard IVF incubators (SI). DESIGN: Retrospective description of a cohort of patients who conceived during a randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Private university-affiliated IVF center. PATIENT(S): Of 856 randomized patients, 378 gave birth to a live-born infant: 216 of the deliveries originated from embryos incubated in TLS, and 162 deliveries were from embryos cultured in SI...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854319/slow-advancement-of-enteral-feed-volumes-to-prevent-necrotising-enterocolitis-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Sam J Oddie, Lauren Young, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: Early enteral feeding practices are potentially modifiable risk factors for necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in very preterm or very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Observational studies suggest that conservative feeding regimens, including slowly advancing enteral feed volumes, reduce the risk of NEC. However, slow feed advancement may delay establishment of full enteral feeding and may be associated with metabolic and infectious morbidities secondary to prolonged exposure to parenteral nutrition...
August 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847039/neurodevelopment-and-growth-of-a-cohort-of-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants-compared-to-full-term-infants-in-brazil
#18
Rubia N Fuentefria, Rita C Silveira, Renato S Procianoy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837996/a-single-center-experience-with-very-low-birth-weight-infants-and-focal-intestinal-perforation-comparison-of-primary-anastomosis-versus-stoma-opening
#19
Giulia Brisighelli, Dario Consonni, Francesco Macchini, Giovanni Parente, Andrea Zanini, Stefania Franzini, Mariarosa Colnaghi, Fabio Mosca, Ernesto Leva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829405/probiotics-prevent-late-onset-sepsis-in-human-milk-fed-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Arianna Aceti, Luca Maggio, Isadora Beghetti, Davide Gori, Giovanni Barone, Maria Luisa Callegari, Maria Pia Fantini, Flavia Indrio, Fabio Meneghin, Lorenzo Morelli, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti, Luigi Corvaglia
Growing evidence supports the role of probiotics in reducing the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis, time to achieve full enteral feeding, and late-onset sepsis (LOS) in preterm infants. As reported for several neonatal clinical outcomes, recent data have suggested that nutrition might affect probiotics' efficacy. Nevertheless, the currently available literature does not explore the relationship between LOS prevention and type of feeding in preterm infants receiving probiotics. Thus, the aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of probiotics for LOS prevention in preterm infants according to type of feeding (exclusive human milk (HM) vs...
August 22, 2017: Nutrients
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