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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775476/maternal-asthma-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-perinatal-mortality
#1
Mari Kemppainen, Anna-Maria Lahesmaa-Korpinen, Paula Kauppi, Martti Virtanen, Suvi M Virtanen, Riitta Karikoski, Mika Gissler, Turkka Kirjavainen
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease during pregnancy and it may have influence on pregnancy outcome. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to assess the association between maternal asthma and the perinatal risks as well as possible effects of asthma medication. METHODS: The study was based on a nationwide Finnish register-based cohort between the years 1996 and 2012 in the Drug and Pregnancy Database. The register data comprised 962 405 singleton live and stillbirths, 898 333 (93...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774532/the-fetus-at-the-tipping-point-modifying-the-outcome-of-fetal-asphyxia
#2
Simerdeep K Dhillon, Christopher A Lear, Robert Galinsky, Guido Wassink, Joanne O Davidson, Sandra Juul, Nicola J Robertson, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Brain injury around birth is associated with nearly half of all cases of cerebral palsy. Although brain injury is multifactorial, particularly after preterm birth, acute hypoxia-ischaemia is a major contributor to injury. It is now well established that the severity of injury after HI is determined by a dynamic balance between injurious and protective processes. In addition, mothers who are at risk of premature delivery have high rates of diabetes and antepartum infection/inflammation and are almost universally given treatments such as antenatal glucocorticoids and magnesium sulphate to reduce the risk of death and complications after preterm birth...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770150/effect-of-cathodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-a-child-with-involuntary-movement-after-hypoxic-encephalopathy
#3
Mayumi Nagai, Naofumi Tanaka, Yutaka Oouchida, Shin-Ichi Izumi
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation to the supplementary motor area to inhibit involuntary movements of a child. An 8-year-old boy who developed hypoxic encephalopathy after asphyxia at the age of 2 had difficulty in remaining standing without support because of involuntary movements. He was instructed to remain standing with his plastic ankle-foot orthosis for 10 s at three time points by leaning forward with his forearms on a desk. He received cathodal or sham transcranial direct current stimulation to the supplementary motor area at 1 mA for 10 min...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767351/evaluating-the-methods-used-for-measuring-cerebral-blood-flow-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-humans
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REVIEW
Michael M Tymko, Philip N Ainslie, Kurt J Smith
The first accounts of measuring cerebral blood flow (CBF) in humans were made by Angelo Mosso in ~1880, who recorded brain pulsations in patients with skull defects. In 1890, Charles Roy and Charles Sherrington determined in animals that brain pulsations-assessed via a similar method used by Mosso-were altered during a variety of stimuli including sensory nerve stimulation, asphyxia, and pharmacological interventions. Between 1880 and 1944, measurements for CBF were typically relied on skull abnormalities in humans...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764572/-a-single-center-study-on-the-incidence-and-mortality-of-preterm-infants-from-2006-to-2016
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Jun-Mei Yan, Hui Huang, Qian-Qian Li, Xiao-Yi Deng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and mortality rates of preterm infants and the main causes of death. METHODS: The basic information of preterm infants was collected from their medical records and admission/discharge records to analyze the incidence and mortality rates of preterm infants and the causes of their death. RESULTS: There were 76 812 neonates born in the Xuzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital from January 2006 to December 2016, among whom 5 585 (7...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764391/practice-and-outcomes-of-neonatal-resuscitation-for-newborns-with-birth-asphyxia-at-kakamega-county-general-hospital-kenya-a-direct-observation-study
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Duncan N Shikuku, Benson Milimo, Elizabeth Ayebare, Peter Gisore, Gorrette Nalwadda
BACKGROUND: About three - quarters of all neonatal deaths occur during the first week of life, with over half of these occurring within the first 24 h after birth. The first minutes after birth are critical to reducing neonatal mortality. Successful neonatal resuscitation (NR) has the potential to prevent these perinatal mortalities related to birth asphyxia. This study described the practice of NR and outcomes of newborns with birth asphyxia in a busy referral hospital. METHODS: Direct observations of 138 NRs by 28 healthcare providers (HCPs) were conducted using a predetermined checklist adapted from the national pediatric resuscitation protocol...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750875/ulinastatin-alleviates-neurological-deficiencies-evoked-by-transient-cerebral-ischemia-via-improving-autophagy-nrf-2-are-and-apoptosis-signals-in-hippocampus
#7
Xiao-Ming Jiang, Jing-Hai Hu, Lu-Lu Wang, Chi Ma, Xu Wang, Xiao-Liang Liu
Ulinastatin [or called as urinary trypsin inhibitor (UTI)] plays a role in regulating neurological deficits evoked by transient cerebral ischemia. However, the underlying mechanisms still need to be determined. The present study was to examine the effects of UTI on autophagy, Nrf2-ARE and apoptosis signal pathway in the hippocampus in the process of neurological functions after cerebral ischemia using a rat model of cardiac arrest (CA). CA was induced by asphyxia followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rats...
May 10, 2018: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750325/meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-parameters-predicting-the-presence-of-gastric-heterotopia
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Ivana Slívová, Zuzana Vávrová, Hana Tomášková, Okaikor Okantey, Igor Penka, Peter Ihnát
BACKGROUND: The presence of gastric ectopic mucosa in Meckel's diverticulum is associated with a higher risk of development of complications. The aim of the present study was to investigate which demographic/clinical parameters predict the presence of gastric heterotopia in Meckel's diverticulum. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted in a single institution (University Hospital Ostrava, Czech republic). All children who underwent laparoscopic/open resection of Meckel's diverticulum within a 20-year study period were included in the study...
May 10, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747895/unfinished-business-prematurity-birth-asphyxia-and-stillbirths
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Lucky Jain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742659/anhydramnios-in-the-setting-of-renal-malformations-the-national-institutes-of-health-workshop-summary
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Marva Moxey-Mims, Tonse N K Raju
Anhydramnios in the setting of severe malformations of the fetal kidney and urinary tract is associated with a high incidence of stillbirths and life-threatening complications, including severe pulmonary hypoplasia, umbilical cord compression, and perinatal asphyxia. To prevent such adverse outcomes, some centers in the United States and elsewhere are offering amniotic fluid restoration for women diagnosed with anhydramnios in the setting of fetal renal malformations. The procedures include infusions of amniotic fluid substitutes (normal saline), percutaneously or through an amnioport-an implanted system for serial or continuous infusion of normal saline to maintain the desired amniotic fluid volume...
May 7, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733266/complications-during-therapeutic-hypothermia-after-perinatal-asphyxia-a-comparison-with-trial-data
#11
Carlijn M J Diederen, Frank van Bel, Floris Groenendaal
Complications of therapeutic hypothermia (HT) after perinatal asphyxia of a cohort of infants were compared with complications reported in the Cochrane review. The occurrence during moderate HT of bradycardia, arrhythmia, hypotension, use of inotropes, pulmonary hypertension requiring NO inhalation, air leak syndrome, elevated liver enzymes, necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis, oliguria, thrombocytopenia, coagulopathy, and electrolyte disturbances was assessed in 168 infants with therapeutic HT following perinatal asphyxia and compared to the incidence of complications published previously in the Cochrane review...
May 7, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731475/histopathological-study-of-encephalomalacia-in-neonatal-calves-and-application-of-neuronal-and-axonal-degeneration-marker
#12
Kenji Koyama, Akihisa Kangawa, Natsuko Fukumoto, Ken-Ichi Watanabe, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Tomomi Ozawa, Hisashi Inokuma, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi
Five calves that had shown neurological symptoms within 9 days after birth were histopathologically diagnosed as encephalomalacia. Two calves showed bilateral laminar cerebrocortical necrosis and neuronal necrosis in the corpus striatum and hippocampus. Since the distributional pattern of the lesions was consistent with that of global ischemia in other species, the lesions were probably hypoxic/ischemic encephalopathy consistent with the history of dystocia and perinatal asphyxia. One calf also showed bilateral laminar cerebrocortical necrosis...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731237/recent-advances-in-preclinical-and-clinical-multimodal-mr-in-the-newborn-brain
#13
Vicente Enguix, Yang Ding, Gregory A Lodygensky
Aside from injury identification, MRI of the newborn brain has given us insight into cortical and white matter development, identified windows of vulnerabilities, enabled the introduction of therapeutic hypothermia which has become the standard of care in neonatal asphyxia, and is fostering leapfrogging discoveries in the field of neuro-genetics. This article reviews the main advances in recent years in newborn brain imaging both in preclinical and clinical research.
April 30, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727918/the-inoss-study-of-uterine-rupture-a-descriptive-multi-country-population-based-study
#14
Griet Vandenberghe, Kitty Bloemenkamp, Silvia Berlage, Lotte Colmorn, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Mika Gissler, Marian Knight, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Pelle G Lindqvist, Willi Oberaigner, Jos Van Roosmalen, Joost Zwart, Kristien Roelens
OBJECTIVE: International comparison of complete uterine rupture. DESIGN: Descriptive multi-country population-based study. SETTING: International. POPULATION: International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems (INOSS). METHODS: We merged individual data, collected prospectively in nine population-based studies, of women with complete uterine rupture, defined as complete disruption of the uterine muscle and the uterine serosa, regardless of symptoms and rupture of fetal membranes...
May 4, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725319/nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-as-a-neuroprotective-strategy-following-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-evidence-from-animal-studies
#15
REVIEW
Laurent M A Favié, Arlette R Cox, Agnes van den Hoogen, Cora H A Nijboer, Cacha M P C D Peeters-Scholte, Frank van Bel, Toine C G Egberts, Carin M A Rademaker, Floris Groenendaal
Background: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy following perinatal asphyxia is a leading cause of neonatal death and disability worldwide. Treatment with therapeutic hypothermia reduced adverse outcomes from 60 to 45%. Additional strategies are urgently needed to further improve the outcome for these neonates. Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is a potential neuroprotective target. This article reviews the evidence of neuroprotection by nitric oxide (NO) synthesis inhibition in animal models...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720591/discrepancy-between-pregnancy-dating-methods-affects-obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-a-population-based-register-cohort-study
#16
Merit Kullinger, Michaela Granfors, Helle Kieler, Alkistis Skalkidou
To assess associations between discrepancy of pregnancy dating methods and adverse pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes, odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for discrepancy categories among all singleton births from the Medical Birth Register (1995-2010) with estimated date of delivery (EDD) by last menstrual period (LMP) minus EDD by ultrasound (US) -20 to +20 days. Negative/positive discrepancy was a fetus smaller/larger than expected when dated by US (EDD postponed/changed to an earlier date)...
May 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720158/a-systematic-review-comparing-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-term-infants-with-hypoxic-and-vascular-brain-injury-with-and-without-seizures
#17
T R De Haan, J Langeslag, J H van der Lee, A H van Kaam
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that neonatal seizures in term neonates with stroke, asphyxia or brain haemorrhage might be associated with adverse neurodevelopment and development of epilepsy. The extent of this association is not known. The objective of this study was to assess the possible impact of neonatal seizures on these outcomes and if possible calculate a relative risk. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed (study period January 2000-June 2015)...
May 2, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720015/outcomes-of-vacuum-assisted-vaginal-deliveries-of-mothers-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Dana Vitner, Liran Hiersch, Eran Ashwal, Daniel Nassie, Yariv Yogev, Amir Aviram
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of vacuum-assisted vaginal deliveries (VAD) among neonates of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of women with singleton gestation ≥37 + 0 weeks of gestation who underwent VAD at a single, tertiary, medical center (2007-2014). Women with GDM and their neonates were compared to women without diabetes and their neonates. Composite neonatal outcome was defined as ≥1 of the following: shoulder dystocia, 5-min Apgar score <7, asphyxia, seizure, subgaleal, subarachnoid or subdural hemorrhage, fracture of the clavicle, humerus or skull, or Erb's palsy...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712490/random-urine-uric-acid-to-creatinine-and-prediction-of-perinatal-asphyxia-a-meta-analysis
#19
Ioannis Bellos, Georgia Fitrou, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Despina N Perrea, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Georgios Daskalakis
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present review is to evaluate whether urine uric acid to creatinine ratio is increased in perinatal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, as well as to assess its predictive accuracy in the disease. METHODS: We used the Medline (1966-2017), Scopus (2004-2017), Clinicaltrials.gov (2008-2017), Embase (1980-2017), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials CENTRAL (1999-2017) and Google Scholar (2004-2017) databases in our primary search along with the reference lists of electronically retrieved full-text papers...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705932/neonatal-thrombocytopenia-causes-and-outcomes-following-platelet-transfusions
#20
Elisabeth Resch, Olesia Hinkas, Berndt Urlesberger, Bernhard Resch
We evaluated the causes for neonatal thrombocytopenia (NT), the duration of NT, and the indications of platelet transfusions (PT) by means of a retrospective cohort study over a 23-year period. Neonates with NT were identified via ICD-10 code D69.6. Of 371 neonates (1.8/1000 live births) with NT, the majority (312; 84.1%) had early onset thrombocytopenia, and 282 (76%) were preterm born. The most frequent causes for NT were early and late onset sepsis and asphyxia. The mean duration of thrombocytopenia was 10...
April 28, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
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