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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805620/ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-for-extremely-low-birth-weight-neonates-requiring-resuscitation-at-birth
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Tai-Ho Hung, Ting-Xuan Huang, T'sang-T'ang Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: Difficulties often encountered during intubation in extremely low birth-weight (ELBW) neonates requiring resuscitation at birth because of the smaller airway and the pressure from the limited number of attempts before hemodynamic instability occurs. CASE REPORT: We evaluated two pregnant women at 26 weeks of gestation with premature rupture of membranes and evidence of chorioamnionitis and applied the concept of ex utero intrapartum treatment, which involved delaying cord clamping (DCC) after establishing a secured airway with adequate ventilation during cesarean delivery...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800162/feeding-imprinting-the-extreme-test-case-of-premature-infants-born-with-very-low-birth-weight
#2
Moriya Suberi, Iris Morag, Tzipora Strauss, Ronny Geva
Feeding imprinting, considered a survival-enabling process, is not well understood. Infants born very preterm, who first feed passively, are an effective model for studying feeding imprinting. Retrospective analysis of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) records of 255 infants (Mgestational age  = 29.98 ± 1.64) enabled exploring the notion that direct breastfeeding (DBF) during NICU stay leads to consumption of more mother's milk and earlier NICU discharge. Results showed that DBF before the first bottle feeding is related to shorter transition into oral feeding, a younger age of full oral feeding accomplishment and earlier discharge...
August 11, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774356/prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-current-strategies
#3
Deepak Jain, Eduardo Bancalari
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is one of the few diseases affecting premature infants that have continued to evolve since its first description about half a century ago. The current form of BPD, a more benign and protracted respiratory failure in extremely preterm infants, is in contrast to the original presentation of severe respiratory failure with high mortality in larger premature infants. This new BPD is end result of complex interplay of various antenatal and postnatal factors causing lung injury and subsequent abnormal repair leading to altered alveolar and vascular development...
August 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768269/a-potential-role-for-the-nod1-variant-rs6958571-in-gram-positive-blood-stream-infection-in-elbw-infants
#4
Venkatesh Sampath, Neil Mulrooney, Aloka L Patel, Jonathan Cohen, Liyun Zhang, Jeffery Garland, Pascal M Lavoie, John Dagle, Pippa Simpson
BACKGROUND: The genetic basis of sepsis susceptibility in preterm infants remains understudied. Herein, we investigated the nucleotide binding-oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor (NLR) family of immune receptors as putative loci for preterm sepsis susceptibility. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in NLR genes are associated with blood stream infections (BSI) in premature infants. METHODS: An international cohort of infants with gestational age (GA) <35 weeks were genotyped for SNPs in the ATG16L1, CARD8, NLRP3, NOD2, and NOD1 genes...
August 3, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767026/-the-gestational-age-label
#5
A A E Verhagen
Recent follow-up data on babies born at > 24 weeks' gestation in the Netherlands has shown encouraging results; these outcomes reflect policy in national guidelines to limit treatment in babies born at < 24 weeks' gestation. The use of gestational age as a cut-off point for active treatment in extremely premature infants is, however, scientifically and ethically questionable. As an alternative we should consider a tailor-made approach by well-informed, ethically trained doctors who feel comfortable with complex decision-making, irrespective of the gestational age label...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761416/neurological-consequences-of-systemic-inflammation-in-the-premature-neonate
#6
REVIEW
Aparna Patra, Hong Huang, John A Bauer, Peter J Giannone
Despite substantial progress in neonatal care over the past two decades leading to improved survival of extremely premature infants, extreme prematurity continues to be associated with long term neurodevelopmental impairments. Cerebral white matter injury is the predominant form of insult in preterm brain leading to adverse neurological consequences. Such brain injury pattern and unfavorable neurologic sequelae is commonly encountered in premature infants exposed to systemic inflammatory states such as clinical or culture proven sepsis with or without evidence of meningitis, prolonged mechanical ventilation, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, necrotizing enterocolitis and chorioamnionitis...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750943/effect-of-preterm-birth-on-echogenicity-in-basal-ganglia
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Robbin de Goederen, Marlou M A Raets, Ginette M Ecury-Goossen, Rogier C J de Jonge, Luca A Ramenghi, Irene V Koning, Paul Govaert, Jeroen Dudink
In this study, the influence of prematurity on echogenicity of deep gray matter at 30-wk corrected age was assessed using ultrasound measurements. In an observational cohort study, ultrasound scans of 224 extremely preterm infants were prospectively collected. Gray values were assessed in putamen and globus pallidus. Intra- and inter-observer reliability was analyzed and showed excellent agreement. The globus pallidus to putamen ratio was significantly related to gestational age at birth, adjusted regression coefficient in points per wk: 1...
July 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750269/a-comparative-analysis-of-ante-and-postnatal-clinical-characteristics-of-extremely-premature-neonates-suffering-from-refractory-and-non-refractory-hypotension-is-early-clinical-differentiation-possible
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Rita P Verma, Shaeequa Dasnadi, Yuan Zhao, Hegang H Chen
BACKGROUND: About 25% of hypotensive ELBW infants are refractory to intravascular volume expansion and inotropic drugs (VI) and require hydrocortisone (HC). Such neonates suffer from complications of prolonged hypotension and extended therapy with VI. ELBW infants with refractory hypotension (RH) are clinically and biochemically indistinguishable from those who respond to VI. OBJECTIVE: Early identification and differentiation of ELBW infants susceptible to steroid dependent hypotension from those who respond to inotropic medications...
July 24, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745986/ventilation-in-extremely-preterm-infants-and-respiratory-function-at-8-years
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lex W Doyle, Elizabeth Carse, Anne-Marie Adams, Sarath Ranganathan, Gillian Opie, Jeanie L Y Cheong
BACKGROUND: Assisted ventilation for extremely preterm infants (<28 weeks of gestation) has become less invasive, but it is unclear whether such developments in care are associated with improvements in short-term or long-term lung function. We compared changes over time in the use of assisted ventilation and oxygen therapy during the newborn period and in lung function at 8 years of age in children whose birth was extremely premature. METHODS: We conducted longitudinal follow-up of all survivors of extremely preterm birth who were born in Victoria, Australia, in three periods - the years 1991 and 1992 (225 infants), 1997 (151 infants), and 2005 (170 infants)...
July 27, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724325/use-and-timing-of-surfactant-administration-impact-on-neonatal-outcomes-in-extremely-low-gestational-age-infants-born-in-canadian-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Amelie Stritzke, Khorshid Mohammad, Prakesh S Shah, Xiang Y Ye, Vineet Bhandari, Albert Akierman, Adele Harrison, Valerie Bertelle, Abhay Lodha
BACKGROUND: Use, timing and doses of surfactant in preterm infants are variable in practice in modern NICUs. OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between use and timing of surfactant administration and common neonatal adverse outcomes in preterm infants with gestational age (GA) < 28 weeks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Neonates admitted to a participating Canadian Neonatal Network NICU between 2013 and 2015 were studied. Infants were divided into three groups based on surfactant administration: None, early (within 30 minutes of life), and late surfactant (> 30 minutes)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709162/late-onset-sepsis-in-extremely-premature-infants-2000-2011
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Rachel G Greenberg, Sarah Kandefer, Barbara T Do, P Brian Smith, Barbara J Stoll, Edward F Bell, Waldemar A Carlo, Abbot R Laptook, Pablo J Sánchez, Seetha Shankaran, Krisa P Van Meurs, M Bethany Ball, Ellen C Hale, Nancy S Newman, Abhik Das, Rosemary D Higgins, C Michael Cotten
BACKGROUND: Late-onset sepsis (LOS) is an important cause of death and neurodevelopmental impairment in premature infants. The purpose of this study was to assess overall incidence of LOS, distribution of LOS-causative organisms and center variation in incidence of LOS for extremely premature infants over time. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis of infants 401-1000 g birth weight and 22-28 6/7 weeks of gestational age born at 12 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network centers in the years 2000-2005 (era 1) or 2006-2011 (era 2) who survived >72 hours, we compared the incidence of LOS and pathogen distribution in the 2 eras using the χ test...
August 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699358/plasma-and-urinary-oxytocin-trajectories-in-extremely-premature-infants-during-nicu-hospitalization
#12
Ashley Weber, Tondi M Harrison, Loraine Sinnott, Abigail Shoben, Deborah Steward
Extremely premature infants are at great risk for poor neurodevelopmental outcomes, in part because neurologic structures designed to mature in the womb must now do so in the extrauterine environment. Reliable biomarkers of neurodevelopment are especially critical in this population, as behavioral measures can be unreliable due to immaturity of the premature infant nervous system. Oxytocin (OT) has the potential to be a marker of neurobiological processes that offer infant neuroprotection. However, no studies have measured OT in the plasma and urine of premature infants...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698816/lower-extremity-abscess-formation-in-premature-infants-due-to-routine-infant-vaccinations
#13
Yuhang Sun, Surya N Mundluru, Alice Chu
Since the introduction of vaccines, the impact of vaccinations has been immeasurable. Under the current immunization guidelines, infants receive the first of their routine infant vaccinations at 2 months of age. While the benefits of routine infant vaccinations in premature infants have been demonstrated, there is relatively little data on the dosing of these vaccines in premature infants. The medical records of two premature infants who developed intramuscular abscesses after receiving their routine infant vaccinations were reviewed...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698791/first-reported-case-of-paratesticular-seminoma-in-a-postpubertal-cryptorchid-testis
#14
Imad Elhajjar, Khalid Sayyid, Anas Mugharbil, Houssam Khodor Abtar
Cryptorchidism is a very common anomaly, affecting 2-4% of male infants and is more common in premature infants. The long-term outcome despite orchidopexy still remains problematic and controversial with a risk of developing cancer 5-10 times greater than normal. Paratesticular tumors are mostly benign and very rare in children however malignant paratesticular tumors do arise, the most common being rhabdomyosarcoma. Primary paratesticular seminoma is extremely rare by itself and in most cases is associated with foci of seminoma within the testis...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674824/an-update-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-rop
#15
Mangat Ram Dogra, Deeksha Katoch, Mohit Dogra
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a proliferative retinal vascular disease affecting the retina of premature infants. The clinical spectrum of ROP varies from spontaneous regression to bilateral retinal detachment and total blindness. Between these two extremes lies the form of ROP, which is amenable to treatment with laser photocoagulation, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs or surgery. Increasing rates of preterm births coupled with better survival rates but lack of uniform quality of neonatal care and delays in diagnosis have led to increasing ROP blindness...
July 4, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674637/recurrent-staphylococcal-scalded-skin-syndrome-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-neonate
#16
Jennifer Davidson, Samantha Polly, Peter J Hayes, Kristopher R Fisher, Ajay J Talati, Tejesh Patel
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) in premature infants is a rare condition. We present SSSS in an extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infant with recurrent and confirmed bacterial sepsis. We present it to emphasize the importance for clinicians to not only recognize the clinical manifestations of SSSS, but also the need to closely monitor infants, especially very low-birth-weight (VLBW) and ELBW infants with SSSS for recurrence and bacterial sepsis. SSSS in preterm infants is a potentially lethal condition and early recognition and appropriate supportive care could be life-saving...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668285/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-as-a-risk-factor-for-asthma-in-school-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
S Pérez Tarazona, P Solano Galán, E Bartoll Alguacil, J Alfonso Diego
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease that mainly affects extremely pre-term infants, and remains the most common complication of prematurity. Several studies have shown that prematurity predisposes to the development of asthma in school children and adolescents. Nevertheless, it is not clear to what extent a history of BPD involves an additional risk. METHODS: A systematic review of studies assessing the association between BPD and asthma in school-children and adolescents was made...
June 28, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667766/shared-decision-making-value-pluralism-and-the-zone-of-parental-discretion
#18
Joseph W Kaempf, Nicholas Kockler, Mark W Tomlinson
"Good ethics start with good facts" wrote John Lantos and William Meadow in a 2009 editorial addressing periviability controversies - debates that continue to generate lively discussion amongst neonatologists, obstetricians, ethicists, and families (1). How do we best promote shared decision making with pregnant women who, through no fault of their own, might deliver an extremely premature infant? Unfortunately, the recent "A Different View" in this journal by Dr. Patrick Marmion regarding periviability issues in general, and specifically our shared decision making model at Providence St...
July 1, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662949/patched-skin-bilirubin-assay-to-monitor-neonates-born-extremely-preterm-undergoing-phototherapy
#19
Daniele De Luca, Valentina Dell'Orto
OBJECTIVE: To verify the reliability and safety of transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) measurements in patched skin areas in neonates born extremely preterm under phototherapy. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty neonates (<30 weeks' gestation) receiving phototherapy were enrolled and TcB was measured via a second-generation transcutaneous bilirubinometer in patched skin areas (of at least 2.5 cm diameter). Total serum bilirubin (TSB), lactate, pH, hemoglobin, and skin temperature were measured within 10 minutes of the TcB assay...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662245/reduction-of-rod-and-cone-function-in-6-5-year-old-children-born-extremely-preterm
#20
Anna E C Molnar, Sten O Andréasson, Eva K B Larsson, Hanna M Åkerblom, Gerd E Holmström
Importance: The function of rods and cones in children born extremely preterm has not yet been fully investigated. Objective: To compare retinal function via full-field electroretinographic (ffERG) recordings in 6.5-year-old children born extremely preterm with children born at term. Design, Setting, and Participants: A subcohort study was conducted from July 1, 2010, to January 15, 2014, of the national Extremely Preterm Infants in Sweden Study, including preterm children (<27 weeks' gestational age) and children born at term, at 6...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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