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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631394/helping-babies-breathe-implementation-in-zanzibar-tanzania
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Gina Marie Wilson, Ame Masemo Ame, Maimuna Mohamed Khatib, Elizabeth K Rende, Ann Michelle Hartman, Jane Blood-Siegfried
AIM: To assess the efficacy and feasibility of implementing Helping Babies Breathe, a neonatal resuscitation programme for resource-limited environments. BACKGROUND: This quality improvement project focused on training midwives on Helping Babies Breathe to address high rates of neonatal mortality secondary to birth asphyxia. METHODS: The convenience sample was 33 midwives in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The train-the-trainer strategy with repeated measures design was used to assess knowledge and skills at 3 time points...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631256/vulnerability-to-a-metabolic-challenge-following-perinatal-asphyxia-evaluated-by-organotypic-cultures-neonatal-nicotinamide-treatment
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R Perez-Lobos, C Lespay-Rebolledo, A Tapia-Bustos, E Palacios, V Vío, D Bustamante, P Morales, M Herrera-Marschitz
The hypothesis of enhanced vulnerability following perinatal asphyxia was investigated with a protocol combining in vivo and in vitro experiments. Asphyxia-exposed (AS) (by 21 min water immersion of foetuses containing uterine horns) and caesarean-delivered control (CS) rat neonates were used at P2-3 for preparing triple organotypic cultures (substantia nigra, neostriatum and neocortex). At DIV 18, cultures were exposed to different concentrations of H2O2 (0.25-45 mM), added to the culture medium for 18 h...
June 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631111/suffocation-caused-by-plastic-wrap-covering-the-face-combined-with-nitrous-oxide-inhalation
#3
Peter Mygind Leth, Birgitte Schmidt Astrup
Suicide using a combination of a plastic bag over the head and inhalation of a non-irritating gas, such as helium, argon or nitrogen, has been reported in the literature. Here an unusual suicide method in a 17-year old man by suffocation from covering the face with household plastic wrap, combined with nitrous oxide inhalation, is presented. The case was reviewed based on police, autopsy and hospital reports. A PubMed search for scientific literature related to nitrous oxide abuse and suicide by suffocation was performed and our findings discussed in relation to the scientific literature found...
June 19, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629251/neonatal-complications-amoung-596-infants-delivered-by-vacuum-extraction-in-relation-to-characteristics-of-the-extraction
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Cecilia Ekéus, Karin Wrangsell, Sandra Penttinen, Katarina Åberg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between complicated vacuum extraction deliveries and neonatal complications. METHODS: Observational study including data on the management of 596 consecutive VE-deliveries at 6 different birth clinics in Sweden in 2013. We used logistic regression to examine the association between a complicated VE and: extracranial bleeding, severe neonatal complication (intracranial hemorrhage and/or asphyxia/low Apgar score and/or convulsions, and/or encephalopathy) and brachial plexus injury...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629249/increase-of-neuronal-injury-markers-tau-and-neurofilament-light-proteins-in-umbilical-blood-after-intrapartum-asphyxia
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Hanna Toorell, Henrik Zetterberg, Blennow, Karin Sävman, Henrik Hagberg
Fetal asphyxia remains a clinical problem resulting in life-long neurologic disabilities. We urgently need more accurate early predictive markers to direct the clinician when to provide neuroprotective therapy. In the present study, we analyzed the neuronal proteins Tau and neurofilament light proteins in umbilical blood of 10 cases of severe-moderate intrapartum asphyxia and in 18 control cases. The levels of both Tau and neurofilament were significantly higher after asphyxia and it appeared to be a correlation between the levels of the biomarkers and the severity of the insult...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629246/clinical-significance-of-primary-symptoms-in-women-with-placental-abruption
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Youwen Mei, Yonghong Lina
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical significance of primary symptoms in women with placental abruption. METHODS: A retrospective study of 273 cases of placental abruption was performed. The subjects were classified into 2 groups according to primary symptoms: 210 cases of vaginal bleeding group and 63 cases of abdominal pain group. The clinical features, maternal and neonatal outcomes were compared between two groups. RESULTS: The incidence of preeclampsia and preterm birth in vaginal bleeding group was significantly lower than abdominal pain group, while the incidence of premature rupture of membrane (PROM) in the former group was higher than that in the latter group...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629243/effect-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-on-myocardial-dysfunction-in-term-neonates-with-perinatal-asphyxia-%C3%A2-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rakesh Kotha, B Vishnu Bhat, B Adhisivam, P Ajith
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of therapeutic hypothermia on myocardial dysfunction in term neonates with perinatal asphyxia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This Randomized Controlled Trial conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital, south India included 120 newborns with perinatal asphyxia who were randomized to 2 groups (therapeutic hypothermia and normothermia). Cardiac enzyme profile changes between groups were assessed at 0, 24, 72 hrs CPK-MB and troponin I levels were estimated by immune inhibition and quantitative immunochromatography methods respectively...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624985/dusp1-and-kcnj2-mrna-upregulation-can-serve-as-a-biomarker-of-mechanical-asphyxia-induced-death-in-cardiac-tissue
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Yan Zeng, Li Tao, Jianlong Ma, Liujun Han, Yehui Lv, Pan Hui, Heng Zhang, Kaijun Ma, Bi Xiao, Qun Shi, Hongmei Xu, Long Chen
The incidence of death by asphyxia is second to the incidence of death by mechanical injury; however, death by mechanical asphyxia may be difficult to prove in court, particularly in cases in which corpses do not exhibit obvious signs of asphyxia. To identify a credible biomarker of asphyxia, we first examined the expression levels of 47,000 mRNAs in human cardiac tissue specimens from individuals who died of mechanical asphyxia and compared the expression levels with the levels of the corresponding mRNAs in specimens from individuals who died of craniocerebral injury using microarray...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623069/neonatal-hypoglycemia-a-wide-range-of-electroclinical-manifestations-and-seizure-outcomes
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Ebru Arhan, Zeynep Öztürk, Ayşe Serdaroğlu, Kürşad Aydın, Tuğba Hirfanoğlu, Yılmaz Akbaş
PURPOSE: We examined the various types of epilepsy in children with neonatal hypoglycemia in order to define electroclinical and prognostic features of these patients. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with a history of symptomatic neonatal hypoglycaemia who have been followed at Gazi University Hospital Pediatric Neurology Department between 2006 and 2015. Patients with perinatal asphyxia were excluded. Details of each patient's perinatal history, neurological outcome, epilepsy details, seizure outcome and EEG and brain MRI findings were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622146/relationship-between-various-maternal-conditions-and-lactic-acid-dehydrogenase-activity-in-umbilical-cord-blood-at-birth
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Evangelos Patavoukas, Josefina Åberg-Liesaho, Cecilia Pegelow Halvorsen, Birger Winbladh, Eva Wiberg-Itzel
BACKGROUND: Lactic acid dehydrogenase (LDH) is a valuable marker for some of the most important diseases in newborns and the plasma LDH activity in newborns correlates well with conditions such as asphyxia. If LDH should be considered as a useful tool also in obstetric care, key factors associated with maternal health before and during pregnancy which could affect umbilical cord LDH activity need to be known. The aims of this study were to explore relationships between selected maternal conditions and arterial lactic acid dehydrogenase activity (aLDH) in umbilical cord blood at delivery...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619605/the-prognostic-value-of-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-term-newborns-treated-with-therapeutic-hypothermia-following-asphyxia
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Paul E Sijens, Katharina Wischniowsky, Hendrik J Ter Horst
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to correlate brain metabolism assessed shortly after therapeutic hyperthermia by (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), with neurodevelopmental outcome. METHODS: At the age of 6.0±1.8days, brain metabolites of 35 term asphyxiated newborns, treated with therapeutic hypothermia, were quantified by multivoxel proton MRS of a volume cranial to the corpus callosum, containing both gray and white matter. At the age of 30months the Bayley Scale of Infant Development-III was performed...
June 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617423/relationship-between-temperature-variability-and-brain-injury-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-cooled-newborn-infants-after-perinatal-asphyxia
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B Brotschi, R Gunny, C Rethmann, U Held, B Latal, C Hagmann
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was whether temperature management during therapeutic hypothermia correlates with the severity of brain injury assessed on magnetic resonance imaging in term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospectively collected register data from the National Asphyxia and Cooling Register of Switzerland were analyzed. RESULT: Fifty-five newborn infants were cooled for 72 h with a target temperature range of 33 to 34 °C...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595952/trans-resveratrol-enriched-maternal-diet-protects-the-immature-hippocampus-from-perinatal-asphyxia-in-rats
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Sebastian Isac, Anca Maria Panaitescu, Ana Spataru, Mara Iesanu, Alexandra Totan, Amalia Udriste, Natalia Cucu, Gheorghe Peltecu, Leon Zagrean, Ana-Maria Zagrean
Trans-resveratrol (tRESV), a polyphenol with antioxidant properties, is common in many food sources, hence easily accessible for study as a maternal dietary supplement in perinatal asphyxia (PA). Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy secondary to PA affects especially vulnerable brain areas such as hippocampus and is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity. The purpose of this study is to identify new epigenetic mechanisms of brain inflammation and injury related to PA and to explore the benefit of tRESV enriched maternal diet...
June 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595292/neonatal-outcomes-associated-with-placental-abruption
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Katheryne L Downes, Edmond D Shenassa, Katherine L Grantz
Placental abruption, early separation of the placenta, is associated with preterm birth and perinatal mortality, but associations with other neonatal morbidities remains under-studied. We examined the association between abruption and newborn outcomes. We analyzed n = 223,341 singleton deliveries from the Consortium on Safe Labor Study, a retrospective, multi-site, observational study (2002-2008) of electronic medical records in the U.S. Adjusted relative risks (RR), incident ratio ratios and 99% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594145/use-of-antidepressant-medication-in-pregnancy-and-adverse-neonatal-outcomes-a-population-based-investigation
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Anna Cantarutti, Luca Merlino, Carlo Giaquinto, Giovanni Corrao
BACKGROUND: Untreated depression and antidepressant use during pregnancy may have negative consequences for births. There are still conflicting data on the potential harmful effects of prenatal antidepressant treatment on child health. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy and selected neonatal outcomes. METHODS: A population-based cohort study including 9825 deliveries exposed to an antidepressant between 9 months before last menstrual date through to delivery, from January 2005 to December 2010 in the Lombardy region of Italy, was conducted...
June 8, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591973/-the-application-of-internal-iliac-artery-balloon-occlusion-in-pernicious-placenta-previa
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Xiao-Rong Qi, Xing-Hui Liu, Yong You, Xiao-Dong Wang, Rong Zhou, Ai-Yun Xing, Li Zhang, Gang Ning, Fu-Min Zhao, Kai-Ming Li
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical application value of internal iliac artery balloon occlusion in pernicious placenta previa. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of the patients of pernicious placenta previa in a single center from Jan, 2010 to Jan, 2015. The patients were divided into two groups, internal iliac artery balloon occlusion group and the control group without endovascular intervention. Blood loss in operation, volume of transfused blood products, caesarean hysterectomy, operating time, hospital days after operation and postoperative morbidity were compared between the two groups...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583154/a-cohort-analysis-of-neonatal-hospital-mortality-rate-and-predictors-of-neonatal-mortality-in-a-sub-urban-hospital-of-cameroon
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Paul Koki Ndombo, Quinta Mua Ekei, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Mazou Ngou Temgoua, Francky Teddy Endomba Angong, Ferdinand Ndom Ntock, Lawrence Mbuagbaw
BACKGROUND: In Cameroon, sustainable effort needs to be done to reduce the current neonatal mortality rate from 21 deaths per 1000 live births to the global target of fewer than ten deaths per 1000 live births by 2035. We aimed to determine the neonatal hospital mortality rate and predictors of neonatal hospital mortality (NHM) in a major referral sub-urban hospital of Cameroon in a bit to formulate interventions to curb this burden. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study consecutively enrolling all neonates admitted into the neonatology unit of the Bamenda Regional Hospital (BRH) from November 2015 to February 2016...
June 5, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580692/using-quality-improvement-to-decrease-birth-asphyxia-rates-after-helping-babies-breathe-training-in-kenya
#18
Amy R L Rule, Esther Maina, David Cheruiyot, Priscilla Mueri, Jeffrey M Simmons, Beena D Kamath-Rayne
AIM: The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program is known to decrease neonatal mortality in low-resource settings but gaps in care still exist. This study describes the use of quality improvement to sustain gains in birth asphyxia-related mortality after HBB. METHODS: Tenwek Hospital, a rural referral hospital in Kenya, identified high rates of birth asphyxia (BA). They developed a goal to decrease the suspected hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (SHIE) rate by 50% within six months after HBB...
June 5, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580361/neuroprotection-via-rna-binding-protein-rbm3-expression-is-regulated-by-hypothermia-but-not-by-hypoxia-in-human-sk-n-sh-neurons
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Lisa-Maria Rosenthal, Giang Tong, Christoph Walker, Sylvia J Wowro, Jana Krech, Constanze Pfitzer, Georgia Justus, Felix Berger, Katharina Rose Luise Schmitt
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic hypothermia is an established treatment for perinatal asphyxia. Yet, many term infants continue to die or suffer from neurodevelopmental disability. Several experimental studies have demonstrated a beneficial effect of mild-to-moderate hypothermia after hypoxic injury, but the understanding of hypothermia-induced neuroprotection remains incomplete. In general, global protein synthesis is attenuated by hypothermia, but a small group of RNA-binding proteins including the RNA-binding motif 3 (RBM3) is upregulated in response to cooling...
2017: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579484/acylethanolamides-and-endocannabinoid-signaling-system-in-dorsal-striatum-of-rats-exposed-to-perinatal-asphyxia
#20
Mariana I Holubiec, Juan I Romero, Eduardo Blanco, Tamara Logica Tornatore, Juan Suarez, Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca, Pablo Galeano, Francisco Capani
Endocannabinoids (eCBs) and acylethanolamides (AEs) have lately received more attention due to their neuroprotective functions in neurological disorders. Here we analyze the alterations induced by perinatal asphyxia (PA) in the main metabolic enzymes and receptors of the eCBs/AEs in the dorsal striatum of rats. To induce PA, we used a model developed by Bjelke et al. (1991). Immunohistochemical techniques were carried out to determine the expression of neuronal and glial markers (NeuN and GFAP), eCBs/AEs synthesis and degradation enzymes (DAGLα, NAPE-PLD and FAAH) and their receptors (CB1 and PPARα)...
June 1, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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