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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147059/tetanus-in-adult-males-bugando-medical-centre-united-republic-of-tanzania
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Riaz Aziz, Robert N Peck, Samuel Kalluvya, Bernard Kenemo, Alphonce Chandika, Jennifer A Downs
Problem: In the United Republic of Tanzania, the incidence of non-neonatal circumcision-related tetanus is probably underreported. Approach: We analysed charts and extracted information on outcome and wound location for non-neonatal cases of tetanus admitted to the intensive care unit of Bugando Medical Centre between 2001 and 2016. Local setting: Bugando Medical Centre, which is one of four teaching referral hospitals in the United Republic of Tanzania, has a 13-bed intensive care unit that manages all admitted patients with tetanus...
November 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145465/hospital-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-risk-factors-in-south-african-tertiary-public-hospitals
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Liliwe L Shuping, Lazarus Kuonza, Alfred Musekiwa, Samantha Iyaloo, Olga Perovic
INTRODUCTION: Hospital-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (HA-MRSA) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We conducted a study to determine risk factors for HA-MRSA in order to inform control strategies in South Africa. METHODS: We used surveillance data collected from five tertiary hospitals in Gauteng and Western Cape provinces during 2014 for analysis. A case of HA-MRSA was defined as isolation of MRSA from a blood culture 48 hours after admission and/or if the patient was hospitalised in the six months prior to the current culture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144965/role-of-serum-1-3%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-in-early-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Abd Elazeez Shabaan, Lobna Mahmoud Elbaz, Wafaa M El-Emshaty, Basma Shouman
OBJECTIVES: To study the microbiological pattern of late onset neonatal sepsis cultures and to assess the diagnostic performance of serum (1,3)-β-d-glucan level for early diagnosis of invasive fungemia in high-risk infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: A prospective multicenter clinical trial conducted on infants at high risk for invasive fungal infections, with suspected late onset sepsis, admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit at Mansoura University Children's Hospital and Mansoura General Hospital between March 2014 and February 2016...
November 13, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144840/feasibility-of-using-the-general-movements-assessment-of-infants-in-the-united-states
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Eileen Ricci, Christa Einspieler, Alexa K Craig
AIMS: To pilot the practicality of administering the Prechtl General Movements Assessment of infants (GMA) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) setting and at home to infants at risk for developing cerebral palsy (CP). Additional aims included assessing inter-rater reliability and comparing GMA predictions to AIMS motor assessment at 12 months. METHODS: 12 "at risk" infants were recruited by convenience sample. Video recordings were obtained in the NICU and provided by parents after discharge...
November 16, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144406/evaluating-differences-in-aluminum-exposure-through-parenteral-nutrition-in-neonatal-morbidities
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Megan Fortenberry, Lela Hernandez, Jacob Morton
Aluminum is a common contaminant in many components of parenteral nutrition, especially calcium and phosphate additives. Although long-term effects have been described in the literature, short-term effects are not well-known. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration recommends maintaining aluminum at <5 mcg/kg/day. This was a single center, retrospective case-control study of 102 neonatal intensive care unit patients. Patients were included if they had a diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis, rickets/osteopenia, or seizures and received at least 14 days of parenteral nutrition...
November 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144275/the-effect-of-level-of-care-on-gastroschisis-outcomes
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Jordan C Apfeld, Zachary J Kastenberg, Karl G Sylvester, Henry C Lee
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between level of care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and outcomes for newborns with gastroschisis. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at 130 California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative NICUs from 2008 to 2014. All gastroschisis births were examined according to American Academy of Pediatrics NICU level of care at the birth hospital. Multivariate analyses examined odds of mortality, duration of mechanical ventilation, and duration of stay...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142568/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-complications-after-birth-asphyxia-in-term-neonates
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Mohsen Shahidi, Ghodratollah Evazi, Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh
Objectives: After birth asphyxia, a variety of hemodynamic disorders may be noted in the neonatal intensive care unit; these require appropriate recognition and management. The present study was designed to demonstrate the prevalence of heart complications amongst asphyxiated newborns. Methods: Through a cohort study, 29 asphyxiated term neonates were followed since birth until amelioration of pulmonary hypertension and compared with 31 well born neonates. Both groups were evaluated for their heart anatomy and hemodynamic with meticulous assessment through echocardiography...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136712/-long-term-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-pregnant-women-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Q T Ou, J K Lu, J Zhang, Y Chen, Q Li, J L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the perinatal outcome, risk factors and long-term outcome of pregnancy complicated with pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH) and congenital heart diseases (CHD). Methods: Clinical data of 110 pregnant women who were diagnosed as PAH-CHD were retrospectively analyzed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beijing Anzhen Hospital from 2004 to 2013. The survival and treatment status were followed up. Results: 110 subjects consisted of 11 mild PAH, 33 moderate and 66 severe ones...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135753/prevention-of-neonatal-unplanned-extubations-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Xiaojing Hu, Yuxia Zhang, Yun Cao, Guoying Huang, Yan Hu, Alexa McArthur
BACKGROUND: Adverse events of mechanically ventilated neonates such as unplanned extubations may be associated with serious negative outcomes. Unplanned extubation rates have been monitored by many neonatal intensive care units as a quality of care metric. OBJECTIVES: The objective was to implement evidence-based best practice and assess the effects of these strategies on minimizing unplanned extubation in the neonatal intensive care unit in a large tertiary children's hospital...
November 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134932/outbreak-of-pichia-kudriavzevii-fungaemia-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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T Nagarathnamma, Sneha K Chunchanur, Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, K R Vineetha, Karthik Ramamurthy, Jillwin Joseph, R Ambica
PURPOSE: Fungaemia is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We report an outbreak of fungaemia in a NICU due to rare yeast, Pichia kudriavzevii (a teleomorph of Candida krusei). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of neonatal sepsis due to P. kudriavzevii. METHODOLOGY: Between August and September 2014, blood cultures from nine neonates diagnosed with late-onset sepsis in the NICU yielded yeast-like organisms...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132733/enhanced-nutrient-supply-to-very-low-birth-weight-infants-is-associated-with-higher-blood-amino-acid-concentrations-and-improved-growth
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Kenneth Strømmen, Alexander Haag, Sissel J Moltu, Marit B Veierød, Elin W Blakstad, Britt Nakstad, Astrid N Almaas, Kristin Brække, Arild E Rønnestad, Hannelore Daniel, Christian A Drevon, Per O Iversen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Customized nutrient supply is vital to ensure optimal growth among very low birth weight infants (birth weight < 1500 g). The supply of amino acids is especially important due to their impact on protein synthesis and growth. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact of enhanced nutrition on growth, blood concentrations of amino acids, and explore possible associations between amino acid concentrations and common neonatal morbidities. We hypothesized higher amino acids levels and growth velocity among infants on enhanced nutrient supply...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132597/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-transport-where-do-our-patients-go-after-transport
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Emily Krennerich, Curtis G Sitler, Manish Shah, Fong Lam, Jeanine Graf
OBJECTIVE: This review describes disposition of transported children and identifies contributing factors affecting optimal patient placement. The study describes timing and patient placement indicators in transport patients to identify areas of improvement, re-education, and training. METHODS: A retrospective chart review for transports via our pediatric specialty transport team from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, was performed. Patients were identified by the transport quality assurance performance improvement database, hospital electronic medical records, and transport medical records...
November 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132456/-incidence-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-very-low-birth-weight-and-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-and-risk-factors-for-late-onset-sepsis
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Xiao-Peng Zhao, Wei Zhou, Xu-Fang Li, Yan-Yan Song, Ting-Yan Zhang, Hong Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of late-onset sepsis (LOS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the risk factors for LOS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of all VLBW and ELBW infants who were hospitalized in the NICU between January 2011 and December 2013. According to the presence or absence of LOS, these infants were divided into LOS group and non-LOS group...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132242/relationship-between-thyroid-hormone-levels-and-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn-in-late-preterm-early-term-and-term-infants
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Sinan Kayıran, Seçil Erçin, Petek Kayıran, Tugba Gursoy, Berkan Gurakan
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the association between thyroid hormone levels and transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) among late-preterm, early-term, and term infants admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the current retrospective study, neonates admitted to the NICU due to TTN were assigned to the TTN group (n = 404). Healthy neonates who were followed up in the well-baby nursery comprised the control group (n = 7335)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131385/rural-community-birth-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-for-planned-community-births-among-rural-women-in-the-united-states-2004-2009
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Elizabeth Nethery, Wendy Gordon, Marit L Bovbjerg, Melissa Cheyney
BACKGROUND: Approximately 22% of women in the United States live in rural areas with limited access to obstetric care. Despite declines in hospital-based obstetric services in many rural communities, midwifery care at home and in free standing birth centers is available in many rural communities. This study examines maternal and neonatal outcomes among planned home and birth center births attended by midwives, comparing outcomes for rural and nonrural women. METHODS: Using the Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project 2...
November 13, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131378/physiological-benefits-to-parents-from-undertaking-skin-to-skin-contact-with-their-neonate-in-a-neonatal-intensive-special-care-unit
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Hannah Jones, Nick Santamaria
There has been increased focus on the use of family-centred care interventions, such as skin-to-skin contact (SSC) in Neonatal Intensive Special Care (NISC) Units over the past two decades. SSC between a parent and their neonate has previously shown to promote positive mental and emotional health in parents and assist in bonding and attachment between parent and neonate. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect that SSC between parent and their neonate has on the parent's heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP)...
November 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131330/shifting-patterns-in-cesarean-delivery-scheduling-and-timing-in-oregon-before-and-after-a-statewide-hard-stop-policy
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Ifeoma Muoto, Blair G Darney, Bernard Lau, Yvonne W Cheng, Mark W Tomlinson, Duncan R Neilson, Steven A Friedman, Joanne Rogovoy, Aaron B Caughey, Jonathan M Snowden
OBJECTIVES: To assess the use and timing of scheduled cesareans and other categories of cesarean delivery and the prevalence of neonatal morbidity among cesareans in Oregon before and after the implementation of Oregon's statewide policy limiting elective early deliveries. DATA SOURCES: Oregon vital statistics records, 2008-2013. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study, with multivariable logistic regression, regression controlling for time trends, and interrupted time series analyses, to compare the odds of different categories of cesarean delivery and the odds of neonatal morbidity pre- and postpolicy...
November 12, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131055/bmi-is-a-better-body-proportionality-measure-than-the-ponderal-index-and-weight-for-length-for-preterm-infants
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A Nicole Ferguson, Shannon C Grabich, Irene E Olsen, Rebecca Cantrell, Reese H Clark, Wendy N Ballew, Jeffrey Chou, M Louise Lawson
BACKGROUND: Clinicians have observed preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit growing disproportionally; however, the only growth charts that have been available were from preterm infants born in the 1950s which utilized the ponderal index. Prior to creating the recently published BMI curves, we found only 1 reference justifying the use of the ponderal index. OBJECTIVES: To determine the best measure of body proportionality for assessing growth in US preterm infants...
November 9, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131022/an-echocardiographic-screening-program-helps-to-identify-pulmonary-hypertension-in-extremely-low-birthweight-infants-with-and-without-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-a-single-center-experience
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Katrin Mehler, Floris E Udink Ten Cate, Titus Keller, Ursula Bangen, Angela Kribs, André Oberthuer
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) affects 1 in 6 infants with a birthweight <1,000 g (extremely low birthweight; ELBW) and is frequently associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). If untreated, the mortality rates of the disease are high. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize risk factors for PH in ELBW infants and to describe the timing of onset of the disease by setting up a screening program. METHODS: ELBW infants treated at the Department of Neonatology (level III neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Cologne Medical Centre, Germany) between January 2010 and March 2015 were included...
November 8, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130825/late-preterm-infants-early-term-infants-and-timing-of-elective-deliveries-current-status-in-a-korean-medical-center
#20
Hyun Suna Ko, Yu-Ria Jang, Hanggooa Yun, Jeonga Ha Wie, Sae Kyunga Choi, In Yanga Park, Jong Chula Shin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the current perinatal outcomes among infants born late preterm and early term compared to those born full term and evaluate the optimal gestational age for delivery. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study for births occurred at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital over the past 7 years. Statistical comparison was performed using χ(2) test and multivariable logistic regression models. RESULTS: A total of 7580 women met the study criteria...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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