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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152426/an-overview-of-infant-mortality-trends-in-qatar-from-2004-to-2014
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Mohammed Al-Thani, Al-Anoud Al-Thani, Amine Toumi, Shams Eldin Khalifa, Hammad Akram
Background Infant mortality is an important health indicator that estimates population well-being. Infant mortality has declined globally but is still a major public health challenge. This article provides the characteristics, causes, burden, and trends of infant mortality in Qatar. Methods Frequencies, percentages, and rates were calculated using data from birth-death registries over 2004-2014 to describe infant mortality by nationality, gender, and age group. We calculated the relative risks of the top causes of infant mortality among subgroups according to the 10(th) Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10, Version 2016)...
September 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132459/-short-term-clinical-outcomes-of-neonates-of-secundiparous-mothers-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Ai-Juan Yang, Ke-Ping Cheng, Xiao-Lu Ma, Li-Zhong DU
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the short-term clinical outcomes of neonates of secundiparous mothers, and to provide a reference for the clinical practice after the change in birth policy. METHODS: A cohort study was performed for the parturients and their neonates born in Yongkang Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital in Zhejiang, China between June 2015 and April 2016. According to the parity of the mother, the neonates were divided into primiparous group and secundiparous group...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106049/a-newborn-infant-with-respiratory-distress-more-than-meets-the-eye
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Peter J Gill, Douglas M Campbell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067513/does-antenatal-steroids-treatment-prior-to-elective-cesarean-section-at-34-37%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-reduce-neonatal-morbidity-evidence-from-a-case-control-study
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Michal Kirshenbaum, Shali Mazaki-Tovi, Uri Amikam, Ram Mazkereth, Eyal Sivan, Eyal Schiff, Yoav Yinon
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether antenatal corticosteroids administration prior to an elective cesarean section (ECS) at 34-37 weeks gestation is associated with improved neonatal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case control study of women with singleton pregnancies who underwent ECS between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation including two groups: (1) study group in which patients were treated with betamethasone prior to ECS (n = 58) and (2) control group matched for gestational age at delivery in which patients did not receive betamethasone (n = 107)...
October 24, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058384/nitric-oxide-for-the-treatment-of-preterm-infants-with-severe-rds-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Carlo Dani, Iuri Corsini, Jessica Cangemi, Venturella Vangi, Simone Pratesi
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) cannot be recommended for the routine treatment of respiratory failure in premature neonates, but it has been suggested that the effectiveness of iNO therapy should be further studied in more select preterm infants, such as those with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of PPHN in very preterm infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), to assess the effectiveness of iNO in these patients, and to individuate possible predictive factors for the response to iNO in preterm infants with RDS...
November 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058246/factors-relating-caesarean-section-to-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Niralee Babooa, Wen-Jing Shi, Chao Chen
BACKGROUND: Several studies have clearly demonstrated a significantly higher incidence of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in neonates delivered by caesarean section (CS) compared to those delivered vaginally. The pathophysiological factors underlying the link between CS and PPHN are still poorly understood. In this review, we describe the mechanisms that could explain the association between CS delivery and subsequent PPHN, as well as potential preventive measures...
December 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033108/clinical-course-in-infants-diagnosed-with-transient-tachypnea-of-newborn-a-clinical-trial-assessing-the-role-of-conservative-versus-conventional-management
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M Dehdashtian, M Aletayeb, A Malakian, M R Aramesh, H Malvandi
BACKGROUND: Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a respiratory disorder secondary to inadequate or delayed clearance of lung fluids. Early symptoms of the disease are indistinguishable from neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, and persistent pulmonary hypertension. Therefore, these newborns, in addition to receiving conservative management, receive antibiotics until blood cultures provide definite results. In this study, we assessed the clinical course of neonates diagnosed with TTN who received conventional versus conservative management...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969484/combined-measurement-of-fetal-lung-volume-and-pulmonary-artery-resistance-index-is-more-accurate-for-prediction-of-neonatal-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-fetuses-a-pilot-study
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Mohamed Laban, Ghada M Mansour, Ahmed El-Kotb, Alaa Hassanin, Zina Laban, Abdelrahman Saleh
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to estimate optimal cut-off values for mean fetal lung volume (FLV) and pulmonary artery resistance index (PA-RI) as non-invasive measures to predict neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm fetuses. METHODS: A prospective study conducted at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital, Egypt from May 2015 to July 2017: 80 eligible women diagnosed with preterm labor were recruited at 32-36 weeks' gestation. Before delivery, three-dimensional ultrasound was used to estimate FLV using virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL), while PA-RI was measured by Doppler ultrasonography...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966550/entropy-information-of-cardiorespiratory-dynamics-in-neonates-during-sleep
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Maristella Lucchini, Nicolò Pini, William P Fifer, Nina Burtchen, Maria G Signorini
Sleep is a central activity in human adults and characterizes most of the newborn infant life. During sleep, autonomic control acts to modulate heart rate variability (HRV) and respiration. Mechanisms underlying cardiorespiratory interactions in different sleep states have been studied but are not yet fully understood. Signal processing approaches have focused on cardiorespiratory analysis to elucidate this co-regulation. This manuscript proposes to analyze heart rate (HR), respiratory variability and their interrelationship in newborn infants to characterize cardiorespiratory interactions in different sleep states (active vs...
May 2017: Entropy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966466/congenital-midline-nasal-anomalies
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Niraj Vora, Ram Kalagiri, Bryan Guillory, Ashita Shetty, Venkata Nakta Raju, R K Powitzky, Madhava R Beeram
Congenital midline nasal anomalies are rare, with a prevalence of 1 in 20,000 to 40,000 births and with 5% to 7% of them being nasal glioma. Differential diagnoses of nasal anomalies include nasal dermoid cysts, gliomas, encephaloceles, nasal polyps, and some other rare anomalies. Due to current medical technological advancements, most of these anomalies are easily correctable, though delaying management may lead to fatal effects. This report describes two cases-one of nasal glioma and one of nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis-that presented as respiratory distress in a newborn...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965435/early-rescue-neopuff-for-infants-with-transient-tachypnea-of-newborn-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Amani Mahmoud Osman, Rania Ali El-Farrash, Enas Hussein Mohammed
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of early continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), delivered using a T-piece-based infant resuscitator (Neopuff) via a face mask, in reducing the severity and duration of transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) as well as testing a hypothesis suggesting that rapid clearance of fetal lung fluid to the circulation via CPAP would increase plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP). METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (NCT01859533) was conducted on 64 late preterm/term neonates, delivered by cesarean section and presented by respiratory distress shortly after birth...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937234/experimental-models-of-acute-lung-injury-in-the-newborns
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D Mokra, A Calkovska
Acute lung injury in the preterm newborns can originate from prematurity of the lung and insufficient synthesis of pulmonary surfactant. This situation is known as respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). In the term neonates, the respiratory insufficiency is related to a secondary inactivation of the pulmonary surfactant, for instance, by action of endotoxins in bacterial pneumonia or by effects of aspirated meconium. The use of experimental models of the mentioned situations provides new information on the pathophysiology of these disorders and offers unique possibility to test novel therapeutic approaches in the conditions which are very similar to the clinical syndromes...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924546/sirenomelia-associated-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-in-a-newborn
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H Turgut, R Ozdemir, I K Gokce, C Karakurt, A Karadag
Sirenomelia, also known as "mermaid malformation/syndrome," is a rare, serious congenital anomaly characterized by variable degrees of fusion of the lower limbs and associated with severe malformations of vertebral, genitourinary, cardiovascular system and single umbilical artery. The first pregnancy of a 25-year-old woman resulted in one twin born by Cesarian section at 32 weeks' gestation, who was referred to our hospital with cyanosis, a congenital anomaly and respiratory distress. On physical examination, there was no urogenital region and anal fissure and gender was indeterminate...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923474/beyond-the-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Ming Chu, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Hung-Chih Lin
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a consequence of failed pulmonary vascular transition at birth and leads to pulmonary hypertension with shunting of deoxygenated blood across the ductus arteriosus (DA) and foramen ovale (FO) resulting in severe hypoxemia, and it may eventually lead to life-threatening circulatory failure. PPHN is a serious event affecting both term and preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. It is often associated with diseases such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, sepsis, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920101/potential-therapeutic-targets-in-nrf2-dependent-protection-against-neonatal-respiratory-distress-disease-predicted-by-cdna-microarray-analysis-and-bioinformatics-tools
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Hye-Youn Cho, Xuting Wang, Jianying Li, Douglas A Bell, Steven R Kleeberger
Hyperoxia exposure of newborn rodents has served as a model for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) phenotypes found in a sub-population of human premature infants. We previously demonstrated that Nrf2 modulates molecular events during saccular-to-alveolar lung maturation and also has a protective role in the pathogenesis of hyperoxia-induced acute lung injury, mortality, arrest of saccular-to-alveolar transition, and lung injury, using Nrf2-deficient and wild-type neonate mice. In this review, we describe how whole-genome transcriptome analyses can identify the means through which Nrf2 transcriptionally modulates organ injury and morphology, cellular growth/proliferation, vasculature development, and immune response during BPD-like pathogenesis...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915908/advances-in-paediatrics-in-2016-current-practices-and-challenges-in-allergy-autoimmune-diseases-cardiology-endocrinology-gastroenterology-infectious-diseases-neonatology-nephrology-neurology-nutrition-pulmonology
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REVIEW
Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Dora Di Mauro, Carla Mastrorilli, Silvia Montella, Sergio Bernasconi
This review reports main progresses in various pediatric issues published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics and in international journals in 2016. New insights in clinical features or complications of several disorders may be useful for our better understanding. They comprise severe asthma, changing features of lupus erythematosus from birth to adolescence, celiac disease, functional gastrointestinal disorders, Moebius syndrome, recurrent pneumonia. Risk factors for congenital heart defects, Kawasaki disease have been widely investigated...
September 16, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881515/-characteristics-of-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-gram-negative-bacterial-bloodstream-infections-in-children
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L Dong, X Y Zhang, C C Li, Z Li, Y Q Xia
Objective: To study the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in children, and to guide the choice of antimicrobials and the control of nosocomial infection. Method: Clinical data, bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility test results were collected retrospectively in hospitalized children who were diagnosed with gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from January, 2010 to December, 2015...
September 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870125/role-of-chest-ultrasound-in-neonatal-lung-disease-a-review-of-current-evidences
#18
Deepak Sharma, Nazanin Farahbakhsh
Among the common causes of neonatal admission to NICU, respiratory distress is one of the important causes. The neonatal respiratory distress is end result of various pulmonary and non-pulmonary causes. Differentiation of pulmonary causes of respiratory distress is important for the neonatologist as treatment differs with different etiologies. Conventionally, chest X-ray and sometimes CT scan have been used to identify the etiology of respiratory distress but these modalities have several limitations which make their use in NICU doubtful...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856971/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-invasive-mechanic-ventilation-surfactant-therapy-and-non-invasive-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-preterm-newborns
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Muhittin Celik, Ali Bulbul, Sinan Uslu, Mesut Dursun, Omer Guran, Evrim Kıray Bas, Selda Arslan, Umut Zubarioglu
AIMS: This study compared the early-term outcomes of mechanical ventilation (MV)/surfactant treatment with nasal-continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from newborns born between ≥24 and ≤32 weeks of gestation, hospitalized at our newborn intensive care unit, and diagnosed with RDS between January 2009 and February 2012 were analyzed. RESULTS: Of 193 newborns with RDS who were enrolled in the study, 113 were treated with nCPAP and 80 with MV at a level of 57...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834426/detection-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-at-birth-in-a-newborn-with-respiratory-distress
#20
Sara Manti, Caterina Cuppari, Angela Lanzafame, Carmelo Salpietro, Pasqua Betta, Salvatore Leonardi, Miriam K Perez, Giovanni Piedimonte
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common respiratory pathogen in infants and young children. From the nasopharyngeal or conjunctival mucosa of infected individuals, RSV spreads to the lower respiratory tract causing acute bronchiolitis and pneumonia after an incubation period of 4-6 days. In addition to its well-documented tropism for the airway epithelium, it has been shown previously that RSV can also spread hematogenously and efficiently infect extrapulmonary tissues of human hosts. Furthermore, it has been shown in animal models that RSV can spread transplacentally from the respiratory tract of a pregnant mother to the lungs of the fetus...
October 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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