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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644831/inflammatory-and-vascular-placental-lesions-are-associated-with-neonatal-amplitude-integrated-eeg-recording-in-early-premature-neonates
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Dorit Paz-Levy, Letizia Schreiber, Offer Erez, Sharon Goshen, Justin Richardson, VIadimir Drunov, Orna Staretz Chacham, Eilon Shany
INTRODUCTION: Placental histologic examination can assist in revealing the mechanism leading to preterm birth. Accumulating evidence suggests an association between intrauterine pathological processes, morbidity and mortality of premature infants, and their long term outcome. Neonatal brain activity is increasingly monitored in neonatal intensive care units by amplitude integrated EEG (aEEG) and indices of background activity and sleep cycling patterns were correlated with long term outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630102/the-phenotype-and-function-of-preterm-infant-monocytes-implications-for-susceptibility-to-infection
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REVIEW
Emma de Jong, Tobias Strunk, David Burgner, Pascal M Lavoie, Andrew Currie
The extreme vulnerability of preterm infants to invasive microbial infections has been attributed to "immature" innate immune defenses. Monocytes are important innate immune sentinel cells critical in the defense against infection in blood. They achieve this via diverse mechanisms that include pathogen recognition receptor- and inflammasome-mediated detection of microbes, migration into infected tissues, and differentiation into Mϕs and dendritic cells, initiation of the inflammatory cascade by free radicals and cytokine/chemokine production, pathogen clearance by phagocytosis and intracellular killing, and the removal of apoptotic cells...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628972/urinary-sexual-steroids-associated-with-bisphenol-a-bpa-exposure-in-the-early-infant-stage-preliminary-results-from-a-daishan-birth-cohort
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Heng Wang, Liangpo Liu, Jianyue Wang, Zhendong Tong, Jianbo Yan, Tongjie Zhang, Ying Qin, Tingting Jiang, Jianwen She, Heqing Shen
BACKGROUND: Many surveys have shown that older children are ubiquitously exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), and many laboratory studies have shown that BPA exposure has adverse effects related to estrogenic disruption, whereas the evidence in infants has not yet been observed. METHODS: Women in early pregnancy were recruited by the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Service Center, Daishan, China, from March 2012 to December 2014. After delivery, urine samples were collected from the diapers of 59 infants (0 to 6months of age)...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627083/a-review-of-important-eeg-features-for-the-assessment-of-brain-maturation-in-premature-infants
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REVIEW
Elena Pavlidis, Rhodri O Lloyd, Sean Mathieson, Geraldine B Boylan
This review describes the maturational features of the baseline electroencephalogram (EEG) in the neurologically healthy preterm infant. Features such as continuity, sleep state, synchrony and transient waveforms are described, even from extremely preterm infants and includes abundant illustrated examples. The physiological significance of these EEG features and their relationship to neurodevelopment is highlighted where known. This review also demonstrates the importance of multichannel conventional EEG monitoring for preterm infants as many of the features described are not apparent if limited channel EEG monitors are used...
June 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617426/prenatal-non-treatment-decisions-in-extreme-prematurity-evaluation-of-decisional-conflict-and-regret-among-parents
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R Geurtzen, J Draaisma, R Hermens, H Scheepers, M Woiski, A van Heijst, M Hogeveen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Decisional Conflict and Regret among parents regarding the decision on initiating comfort or active care in extreme prematurity and to relate these to decision-making characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: A nationwide, multicenter, cross-sectional study using an online survey in the Netherlands. Data were collected from March 2015 to March 2016 among all parents with infants born at 24(+0/7)-24(+6/7) weeks gestational age in 2010-2013. The survey contained a Decisional Conflict and Decision Regret Scale (potential scores range from 0 to 100) and decision-making characteristics...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617424/outcomes-following-indomethacin-prophylaxis-in-extremely-preterm-infants-in-an-all-referral-nicu
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T D Nelin, E Pena, T Giacomazzi, S Lee, J W Logan, M Moallem, R Bapat, E G Shepherd, L D Nelin
OBJECTIVE: We examined data from a contemporary cohort of extreme prematurity (EP) infants admitted to an all-referral Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to determine whether prophylactic indomethacin (PI) may continue to benefit these patients. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study utilizing the small baby ICU data registry that was queried for all EP infants admitted between 2005 and 2014 with documentation of PI use (671 total EP infants; 141 (21%) did not receive PI (control); 530 (79%) received PI (PI)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589868/-two-year-follow-up-of-infants-born-at-24-weeks-gestation-first-outcomes-following-implementation-of-the-new-guideline-for-perinatal-policy-in-cases-of-extreme-prematurity
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C S H Aarnoudse-Moens, M Rijken, R M Swarte, P Andriessen, H J Ter Horst, S M Mulder-de Tollenaer, C Koopman-Esseboom, A R C Laarman, K Steiner, A H B M van der Hoeven, R F Kornelisse, J J Duvekot, N Weisglas-Kuperus
OBJECTIVE: Since 2010 the guideline 'Guideline for perinatal policy in cases of extreme prematurity' has advised an active policy in infants born at 24 weeks gestation. We investigated how infants born at 24 and 25 weeks gestation in the first year following the implementation of the guideline had developed by the age of 2 years. DESIGN: Retrospective national cohort study. METHOD: The study population consisted of all surviving infants born in the Netherlands at 24 or 25 weeks gestation in the period from 1 October 2010 to 1 October 2011...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565900/the-impact-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-on-respiratory-outcomes
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Bárbara Oliveira, Filipa Flôr-DE-Lima, Gustavo Rocha, Manuela Rodrigues, Rita Ladeiras, Hercília Guimarães
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is caused by fetal growth below what is normal for its genetic potential. Recent studies have shown a distinct association between changes in umbilical artery flow in IUGR subjects and an increased risk of respiratory morbidity and was to find the impact of IUGR on the respiratory outcomes of premature neonates born with less than 32 weeks gestational age. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study targeted infants born with less than 32 weeks of gestation, admitted at NCIU, between January 2010 and December 2016...
May 31, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562255/behavioral-problems-and-socioemotional-competence-at-18-to-22-months-of-extremely-premature-children
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Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, Waldemar A Carlo, Athina Pappas, Yvonne E Vaucher, Keith Owen Yeates, Vivien A Phillips, Kathryn E Gustafson, Allison H Payne, Andrea F Duncan, Jamie E Newman, Carla M Bann
BACKGROUND: Behavior and socioemotional development are crucial aspects of child development . METHODS: A total of 2505 children born at <27 weeks' gestation was evaluated at 18 to 22 months' corrected age between January 1, 2008 and December 12, 2012 (86% follow-up). The Brief Infant and Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment was used to evaluate behavioral and socioemotional problems. Cognition and language were evaluated by using the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Third Edition (Bayley-III)...
May 19, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552589/oxytocin-trajectories-and-social-engagement-in-extremely-premature-infants-during-nicu-hospitalization
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Ashley Weber, Tondi M Harrison, Deborah Steward, Loraine Sinnott, Abigail Shoben
Extremely premature infants, born 28 weeks gestation or less, are at high risk for impaired socioemotional development, due in part to exposure to early stressful social experiences that alter brain development. Understanding mediators that link experience with outcomes is necessary to assess premature infant responses to social experiences that are critical to brain development. The hormone oxytocin (OT), released during supportive interactions, has potential as a biomarker of the premature infant's responses to social experiences...
August 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551277/an-extrauterine-environment-for-neonatal-development-extending-fetal-physiology-beyond-the-womb
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REVIEW
Emily A Partridge, Marcus G Davey, Matthew A Hornick, Alan W Flake
Extreme prematurity is a major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity, and remains an unsolved clinical challenge. The development of an artificial womb, an extrauterine system recreating the intrauterine environment, would support ongoing growth and organ maturation of the extreme preterm fetus and would have the potential to substantially improve survival and reduce morbidity. Previous efforts toward the development of such a system have demonstrated the ability to maintain the isolated fetus for short periods of support, but have failed to achieve the long-term stability required for clinical application...
May 24, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542659/-digestive-and-kidney-complications-by-indomethacin-and-ibuprofen-in-extreme-preterm-infants-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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Rodrigo Salas, Pablo Lavín, Yohanna Rincón, Juan Miranda, María López
The symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus (sPDA) is common in extremely premature infants (EPI). In order to decrease the hemodynamic repercussion and avoid complications it is necessary to close it. Indomethacin or ibuprofen are used for this purpose with its associated risks. OBJECTIVE: Characterize digestive and renal complications in EPI who received indomethacin or ibuprofen as sPDA treatment. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective study on EPI between January-2004 and December-2013...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536205/severe-retinopathy-of-prematurity-predicts-delayed-white-matter-maturation-and-poorer-neurodevelopment
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Torin J A Glass, Vann Chau, Jane Gardiner, Justin Foong, Jillian Vinall, Jill G Zwicker, Ruth E Grunau, Anne Synnes, Kenneth J Poskitt, Steven P Miller
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is associated with (1) abnormal white matter maturation and (2) neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 months' corrected age (CA) compared with neonates without severe ROP. DESIGN: We conducted a prospective longitudinal cohort of extremely preterm neonates born 24-28 weeks' gestational age recruited between 2006 and 2013 with brain MRIs obtained both early in life and at term-equivalent age. Severe ROP was defined as ROP treated with retinal laser photocoagulation...
May 23, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528221/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-perinatal-characteristics-predict-1-year-respiratory-outcomes-in-newborns-born-at-extremely-low-gestational-age-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Roberta L Keller, Rui Feng, Sara B DeMauro, Thomas Ferkol, William Hardie, Elizabeth E Rogers, Timothy P Stevens, Judith A Voynow, Scarlett L Bellamy, Pamela A Shaw, Paul E Moore
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of clinical predictors of persistent respiratory morbidity in extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs). STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled ELGANs (<29 weeks' gestation) at ≤7 postnatal days and collected antenatal and neonatal clinical data through 36 weeks' postmenstrual age. We surveyed caregivers at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months' corrected age to identify postdischarge respiratory morbidity, defined as hospitalization, home support (oxygen, tracheostomy, ventilation), medications, or symptoms (cough/wheeze)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485984/vascular-endothelial-mitochondrial-function-predicts-death-or-pulmonary-outcomes-in-preterm-infants
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Jegen Kandasamy, Nelida Olave, Scott W Ballinger, Namasivayam Ambalavanan
RATIONALE: Vascular endothelial mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of several oxidant stress associated disorders. Oxidant stress is a major contributor to the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic lung disease of prematurity that often leads to sequelae in adult survivors. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to identify whether differences in mitochondrial bioenergetic function and oxidant generation in HUVEC (human umbilical venous endothelial cells) obtained from extremely preterm infants were associated with risk for BPD or death before 36 weeks post-menstrual age...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479114/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-where-have-all-the-stem-cells-gone-origin-and-potential-function-of-resident-lung-stem-cells
#16
Marius Alexander Möbius, Bernard Thébaud
Celebrating its 50(th) anniversary in 2017, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) - the chronic lung disease of prematurity that follows ventilator and O2 therapy for acute respiratory failure - remains the most frequent complication of extreme prematurity. Survival of premature infants born at increasingly earlier stages of gestation has made the prevention of lung injury increasingly challenging. BPD is postulated to be a misdirection of many functions in the developing lung including growth factor signalling and matrix as well as cellular composition, resulting in impaired alveolar and lung vascular growth...
May 4, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468896/emergency-laparotomy-in-infants-born-at-26-weeks-gestation-a-neonatal-network-based-cohort-study-of-frequency-surgical-pathology-and-outcomes
#17
Jonathan Durell, Nigel J Hall, Melanie Drewett, Kujan Paramanantham, David Burge
OBJECTIVE: Identify the proportion of infants born at <26 completed weeks' gestation who require emergency laparotomy, and review the surgical pathology, incidence of subsequent surgical procedures and outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort review. SETTING: Tertiary neonatal surgical unit. PATIENTS: All infants born at <26 weeks' gestation in a neonatal network over an 8-year period. RESULTS: Of 381 infants, laparotomy was indicated in 61 (16%) and performed in 57...
May 3, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463844/early-delivery-of-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-with-intraspinal-extension
#18
Erin E Perrone, Marcus D Jarboe, Cormac O Maher, Deborah R Berman, Maria Ladino-Torres, Jeannie Kreutzman, Marjorie C Treadwell, George B Mychaliska
Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) with intraspinal extension is rare. There is a risk of paraplegia associated with prolonged spinal cord compression. We present the case of an infant with a prenatal diagnosis of an SCT with a large intraspinal component that was causing compression of the lower spinal cord. Ultrasound at 33 weeks showed bilateral lower extremity and foot movement without hydrops or cardiac failure. Multidisciplinary decision was made to administer betamethasone and proceed with Cesarean delivery at 34 weeks...
May 3, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440792/an-extra-uterine-system-to-physiologically-support-the-extreme-premature-lamb
#19
Emily A Partridge, Marcus G Davey, Matthew A Hornick, Patrick E McGovern, Ali Y Mejaddam, Jesse D Vrecenak, Carmen Mesas-Burgos, Aliza Olive, Robert C Caskey, Theodore R Weiland, Jiancheng Han, Alexander J Schupper, James T Connelly, Kevin C Dysart, Jack Rychik, Holly L Hedrick, William H Peranteau, Alan W Flake
In the developed world, extreme prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity due to a combination of organ immaturity and iatrogenic injury. Until now, efforts to extend gestation using extracorporeal systems have achieved limited success. Here we report the development of a system that incorporates a pumpless oxygenator circuit connected to the fetus of a lamb via an umbilical cord interface that is maintained within a closed 'amniotic fluid' circuit that closely reproduces the environment of the womb...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435991/polycythemia-capillary-rarefaction-and-focal-glomerulosclerosis-in-two-adolescents-born-extremely-low-birth-weight-and-premature
#20
Nariaki Asada, Takanori Tsukahara, Megumi Furuhata, Daisuke Matsuoka, Shunsuke Noda, Kuniaki Naganuma, Akinori Hashiguchi, Midori Awazu
BACKGROUND: Low birthweight infants have a reduced number of nephrons and are at high risk of chronic kidney disease. Preterm birth and/or intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) may also affect peritubular capillary development, as has been shown in other organs. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We report two patients with a history of preterm birth and extremely low birthweight who showed polycythemia and renal capillary rarefaction. Patient 1 and 2, born at 25 weeks of gestation with a birthweight of 728 and 466 g, showed mild proteinuria at age 8 and 6 years, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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