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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804715/former-very-preterm-infants-show-alterations-in-thyroid-function-at-a-preschool-age
#1
Anna Posod, Irena Odri Komazec, Ulrike Pupp Peglow, Dagmar Meraner, Elke Griesmaier, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
Preterm birth is frequently associated with altered thyroid hormone levels in the newborn period. Recent data suggest a role of prematurity independent of birth size also in childhood thyroid dysfunction. Whether the high-risk population of former very preterm infants (VPI) is particularly susceptible to thyroid hormone alterations is currently unknown. The aim of the present study was to assess whether former VPI display changes in thyroid hormone status in comparison to term-born controls at a preschool age...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804631/the-influence-of-d-chiro-inositol-and-d-myo-inositol-in-pregnant-women-with-glucose-intolerance
#2
Domenico Dell'Edera, Francesca Sarlo, Arianna Allegretti, Francesca Simone, Maria Giovanna Lupo, Annunziata Anna Epifania
The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that the use of inositol and folic acid from the first trimester of pregnancy, counteracts the onset of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women at risk, preserving the infants from macrosomia, hypoglycemia and preterm delivery. The authors collected data from the pregnant women at the laboratory (Unit of Cytogenic and Molecular Genetics), from January 2014 to April 2016, all with first trimester fasting plasma glucose (FPG) >92 mg/dl. A total of 40 women were treated with 250 mg/day D-chiro-inositol, 1...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799276/mode-of-delivery-for-singleton-extreme-preterm-breech-fetuses-a-10%C3%A2-year-retrospective-review-from-a-single-tertiary-obstetric-centre
#3
Frances Hills, Mandy Way, Renuka Sekar
BACKGROUND: Preterm breech delivery is associated with a higher perinatal mortality rate compared with preterm vertex delivery, and some studies suggest caesarean section leads to lower mortality rates. Few studies include infants delivered less than 26 weeks gestation, and where included, results are often not stratified by gestational age. There is also a lack of consistent reporting on neonatal and maternal morbidity outcome measures. AIMS: To determine if mode of delivery for singleton extreme preterm breech fetuses is associated with a difference in perinatal mortality, neonatal and maternal morbidity...
August 11, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798414/comparison-of-neonatal-outcomes-following-progesterone-use-during-ovarian-stimulation-with-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
#4
Xiuxian Zhu, Hongjuan Ye, Yonglun Fu
Progesterone soft capsules (brand name: Utrogestan) were demonstrated to be an effective oral alternative to prevent premature LH surges both in normal-ovulatory and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients. However, its safety in terms of neonatal outcomes is unclear. To evaluate whether Utrogestan use increase the risk of adverse neonatal outcomes compared with short protocol in patients undergoing IVF/ICSI treatments in combination with frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET), we performed a retrospective analysis including 1008 FET cycles, with embryos originated from either Utrogestan + hMG protocol (n = 499), or short protocol (n = 509), which led to 546 live-born infants...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796981/-infant-and-neonatal-deaths-in-poland-in-1995-2015
#5
Katarzyna Szamotulska, Ewa Mierzejewska
AIM: The aim of the study was the analysis of trends of infant and neonatal mortality in Poland in 1995-2015, overall and by gestational age, main groups of causes and age at death. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from birth and death certificates from 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2014 and 2015 were used. Infant, neonatal, postneonatal, perinatal and gestational age - specific mortality rates were presented. Main groups of causes of deaths were determined according to the International Classification of Diseases ICD-10...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794133/presence-and-pattern-of-scarring-in-children-born-very-preterm
#6
Anna C Tottman, Jane M Alsweiler, Frank H Bloomfield, Jane E Harding
The long-term scarring burden of preterm infants undergoing modern neonatal intensive care is not known. This observational cohort study aimed to document the presence and pattern of scarring in children born <30 weeks' gestation or <1500 g birth weight and cared for at the National Women's Health neonatal intensive care unit, Auckland, New Zealand. Children were examined at 7 years' corrected age and the presence, size, number and distribution of scars documented. Scarring was seen in 90% of 129 children assessed, with 81% having multiple scars, 60% having large scars (85% of whom had no history of major neonatal surgery) and 75% having more than one body area scarred...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783802/association-of-neonatal-glycemia-with-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-at-4-5-years
#7
Christopher J D McKinlay, Jane M Alsweiler, Nicola S Anstice, Nataliia Burakevych, Arijit Chakraborty, J Geoffrey Chase, Gregory D Gamble, Deborah L Harris, Robert J Jacobs, Yannan Jiang, Nabin Paudel, Ryan J San Diego, Benjamin Thompson, Trecia A Wouldes, Jane E Harding
Importance: Hypoglycemia is common during neonatal transition and may cause permanent neurological impairment, but optimal intervention thresholds are unknown. Objective: To test the hypothesis that neurodevelopment at 4.5 years is related to the severity and frequency of neonatal hypoglycemia. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Children With Hypoglycemia and Their Later Development (CHYLD) Study is a prospective cohort investigation of moderate to late preterm and term infants born at risk of hypoglycemia...
August 7, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782398/perinatal-outcomes-in-uncomplicated-late-preterm-pregnancies-with-borderline-oligohydramnios
#8
E Sahin, Y Madendag, A T Tayyar, M Eraslan Sahin, I Col Madendag, G Acmaz, D Unsal, V Senol
PURPOSE: To determine the adverse perinatal outcomes in uncomplicated late preterm pregnancies with borderline oligohydramnios. METHODS: A total of 430 pregnant women with an uncomplicated singleton pregnancy at a gestational age of 34 + 0-36 + 6 weeks were included. Borderline oligohydramnios was defined as an amniotic fluid index (AFI) of 5.1-8 cm, which was measured using the four-quadrant technique. Adverse perinatal outcomes were compared between the borderline and normal AFI groups...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781747/recent-advances-in-the-prevention-of-preterm-birth
#9
REVIEW
Jeff A Keelan, John P Newnham
Preterm birth (PTB) remains a major obstetric healthcare problem and a significant contributor to perinatal morbidity, mortality, and long-term disability. Over the past few decades, the perinatal outcomes of preterm neonates have improved markedly through research and advances in neonatal care, whereas rates of spontaneous PTB have essentially remained static. However, research into causal pathways and new diagnostic and treatment modalities is now bearing fruit and translational initiatives are beginning to impact upon PTB rates...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779956/ultrasound-imaging-of-the-renal-parenchyma-of-premature-neonates-for-the-assessment-of-renal-growth-and-glomerulomegaly
#10
Sonja Brennan, Yogavijayan Kandasamy
Evidence is increasingly showing that prematurity results in chronic kidney disease. We hypothesized that we could use ultrasound imaging to measure and monitor the growth of the renal parenchyma in premature neonates. We conducted a prospective, case-control study to compare renal parenchymal growth between neonates born prematurely and term neonates. The study patients underwent ultrasound assessment at 32 wk postmenstrual age (PMA) and 37 wk PMA. Term neonates (gestation >37 completed wk) admitted to the neonatal unit with minor neonatal conditions were recruited into the control group...
August 2, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770413/escherichia-coli-early-onset-sepsis-trends-over-two-decades
#11
Natalia Mendoza-Palomar, Milena Balasch-Carulla, Sabina González-Di Lauro, Maria Concepció Céspedes, Antònia Andreu, Marie Antoinette Frick, Maria Ángeles Linde, Pere Soler-Palacin
Escherichia coli early-onset sepsis (EOS) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in neonates, especially in preterm and very low birth weight (VLBW) newborns. The aim of our study was to evaluate potential changes in the clinical and microbiological characteristics of E. coli EOS in our setting. Epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological data from all neonates with proven E. coli EOS from January 1994 to December 2014 were retrospectively collected in a single tertiary care hospital in Barcelona (Spain)...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767992/cognitive-performance-of-premature-infants-association-between-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-cognitive-skills-cross-sectional-study
#12
Rosane Reis de Mello, Ana Beatriz Rodrigues Reis, Kátia Silveira da Silva
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Children born prematurely often have worse cognitive performance than those born at term regarding skills such as memory, attention and processing speed. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia may compromise cognitive development. The aims here were: a) To describe the cognitive performance of preterm infants with very low birth weight; b) To investigate its association with bronchopul-monary dysplasia adjusted for sociodemographic, neonatal and post-neonatal factors. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study developed in a public tertiary-care hospital...
July 31, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765996/non-central-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-neonatal-intensive-care-complication-rates-and-longevity-of-catheters-relative-to-tip-position
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Bernard Goldwasser, Catalina Baia, Mimi Kim, Benjamin H Taragin, Robert M Angert
BACKGROUND: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) represent a mainstay of intravascular access in the neonatal intensive care setting when long-term vascular access is needed. Ideally, PICCs should be inserted and maintained in a central position with the tip ending in the superior or inferior vena cava. This is not always achievable, and sometimes the tip remains in a peripheral location. Higher complication rates have been reported with non-central PICCs; however these findings have not been confirmed in a solely neonatal series and PICCs with tips in peripheral veins have not been studied...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765277/blood-pressure-in-6-year-old-children-born-extremely-preterm
#14
Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Lilly-Ann Mohlkert, Jenny Hallberg, Petru Liuba, Vineta Fellman, Magnus Domellöf, Mikael Norman
BACKGROUND: Advances in perinatal medicine have increased infant survival after very preterm birth. Although this progress is welcome, there is increasing concern that preterm birth is an emerging risk factor for hypertension at young age, with implications for the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured casual blood pressures (BPs) in a population-based cohort of 6-year-old survivors of extremely preterm birth (<27 gestational weeks; n=171) and in age- and sex-matched controls born at term (n=172)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764578/developments-in-early-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-hiv-infection-in-newborns
#15
Francisco Canals, Mar Masiá, Félix Gutiérrez
Infants who acquire HIV have an exceptionally high risk of morbidity and mortality if they do not receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Areas covered: This review aims to summarize the currently available evidence on ART in HIV-infected neonates. Data were obtained from literature searches from PubMed, abstracts from International Conferences (2000-2017), and authors' files. Expert opinion: Current evidence favors early diagnosis and prompt ART of HIV infection in newborns. The precise timing of initiation of ART remains undetermined...
August 2, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762235/fluid-supplementation-for-neonatal-unconjugated-hyperbilirubinaemia
#16
REVIEW
Nai Ming Lai, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Yao Mun Choo, Juin Yee Kong, Chin Fang Ngim
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia is a common problem which carries a risk of neurotoxicity. Certain infants who have hyperbilirubinaemia develop bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus which may lead to long-term disability. Phototherapy is currently the mainstay of treatment for neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia. Among the adjunctive measures to compliment the effects of phototherapy, fluid supplementation has been proposed to reduce serum bilirubin levels. The mechanism of action proposed includes direct dilutional effects of intravenous (IV) fluids, or enhancement of peristalsis to reduce enterohepatic circulation by oral fluid supplementation...
August 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761582/population-pharmacokinetic-characteristics-of-amikacin-in-suspected-cases-of-neonatal-sepsis-in-a-low-resource-african-setting-a-prospective-nonrandomized-single-site-study
#17
Seth K Amponsah, George O Adjei, Christabel Enweronu-Laryea, Kwasi A Bugyei, Kosta Hadji-Popovski, Jorgen A L Kurtzhals, Kim Kristensen
BACKGROUND: Amikacin exhibits marked pharmacokinetic (PK) variability and is commonly used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of neonatal sepsis. There is a paucity of amikacin PK information in neonates from low-resource settings. OBJECTIVES: To determine the PK parameters of amikacin, and explore the influence of selected covariates, including coadministration with aminophylline, on amikacin disposition in neonates of African origin. METHODS: Neonates with suspected sepsis admitted to an intensive care unit in Accra, Ghana, and treated with amikacin (15 mg/kg loading followed by 7...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761416/neurological-consequences-of-systemic-inflammation-in-the-premature-neonate
#18
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/28760069/the-early-postnatal-blood-flow-characteristics-in-the-superior-mesenteric-and-coeliac-arteries-in-late-preterm-neonates
#19
Lenka Kocvarova, Lenka Mackovicova, Katarina Matasova, Mirko Zibolen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate intestinal blood flow changes within the first 72 h in the late preterm infants in comparison with the healthy term neonates. METHODS: In this prospective study we analyzed Doppler flow velocity waveforms of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and coeliac trunc (TC) in 20 late preterm and 20 term infants at the age of 2, 24 and 72 h. RESULTS: Significant end-diastolic velocity (end-diastolic velocity (EDV)SMA) rise up to 24 h was documented in all patients (late preterm: -9...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759410/health-services-use-by-late-preterm-and-term-infants-from-infancy-to-adulthood-a-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Tetsuya Isayama, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Daria O'Reilly, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D McDonald
CONTEXT: Late-preterm infants born at 34 to 36 weeks' gestation have increased risks of various health problems. Health service utilization (HSU) of late-preterm infants has not been systematically summarized before. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the published literature on short- and long-term HSU by late-preterm infants versus term infants from infancy to adulthood after initial discharge from the hospital. DATA SOURCES: We searched Medline, Embase, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and PsycINFO...
July 2017: Pediatrics
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