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preterm haematology

Gabrielle C Musk, Matthew W Kemp
Short-term anaesthesia of the pregnant ewe may be required for caesarean delivery of a preterm foetus within a research protocol. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the acid-base and haematological status of the ewe and foetus at the time of surgical delivery by collecting maternal and foetal arterial blood samples. Fifteen date-mated singleton-pregnant merino cross ewes at 122.0 (±0.5) days of gestation were anaesthetised with a combination of midazolam (0.5 mg/kg) and ketamine (10 mg/kg) by intravenous injection...
January 1, 2018: Laboratory Animals
Cenk Gezer, Atalay Ekin, Ulas Solmaz, Alkim Gulsah Sahingoz Yildirim, Askin Dogan, Mehmet Ozeren
The aim of this study was to assess whether serum markers would be useful as a new predictor of preterm birth in patients with spontaneous, late preterm labour. Patients diagnosed with late preterm labour were divided into preterm delivery (229 patients) and term delivery (178 patients) groups. The two groups were compared in terms of clinical characteristics and levels of serum markers (leukocyte subtypes, platelet, C-reactive protein [CRP], neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio [NLR] and platelet to lymphocyte ratio [PLR]), which were obtained at admission...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Marco Floridia, Carmela Pinnetti, Marina Ravizza, Giulia Masuelli, Carlo Personeni, Matilde Sansone, Anna Degli Antoni, Giovanni Guaraldi, Arsenio Spinillo, Beatrice Tassis, Serena Dalzero, Giuseppina Liuzzi, Enrica Tamburrini
BACKGROUND: Abacavir-lamivudine (ABC/3TC) and tenofovir-emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) represent in the guidelines of several countries, including Italy and United States, the preferred nucleoside/nucleotide backbones of antiretroviral regimens. We assessed their profile in pregnancy using data from a national observational study. METHODS: Laboratory measures (CD4, HIV-RNA, lipid profile, glucose, haemoglobin, ALT) and pregnancy outcomes (preterm delivery, low birthweight, nonelective cesarean section, birthweight Z-score, congenital defects, HIV transmission, maternal weight gain, pregnancy complications) were compared following prenatal exposure to ABC/3TC or TDF/FTC...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Parijat Chandra, Devesh Kumawat, Vinod Kumar, Ruchir Tewari
Although thrombocytopenia is known to be associated with pathogenesis of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is rare in infancy and not reported to occur with ROP. A preterm infant with aggressive posterior ROP developed bilateral massive subconjunctival haemorrhage after scleral indentation during screening. On evaluation, the infant was found to have severe ITP. Following intravenous transfusion of platelets and immunoglobulin, platelet counts improved and subconjunctival haemorrhage resolved over time...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Sahin Hamilcikan, Emrah Can, Ovgu Buke, Can Polat, Esra Ozcan
OBJECTIVE: To compare different support therapies in very low birth-weight preterm neonates with nosocomial sepsis. METHODS: This clinical pilot study was conducted at the Bagcilar Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, from September 2015 to November 2016. Preterm infants appropriately sized for a gestational age of < 32 weeks and < 1,500g were included in the study. Pentaglobin was initiated on the day of diagnosis of nosocomial sepsis to very low birth-weight preterm neonates as a support therapy in addition to antibiotics: 5 ml/kg per day of pentaglobin was infused over a four-hour period on three consecutive days...
October 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Komal Gaur, Barna Ganguly
INTRODUCTION: Antenatal corticosteroids play an important role in preventing Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) but benefits related to time between corticosteroid administration and delivery need to be explored. AIM: To observe the effect of betamethasone administration in pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery and on foetal parameters, in terms of development of RDS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective observational study on pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery who were administered a single dose 24 mg injection betamethasone...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Lynda Verghese, Efterpi Tingi, Jecko Thachil, Charles Hay, Louise Byrd
This is an article reviewing the management of pregnant women with factor XI (FXI) deficiency. Retrospective review of the electronic records of 67 pregnancies in 25 women with FXI deficiency over a ten-year period was undertaken. All women received care at St Mary's Tertiary Referral Obstetric/Haematology Clinic for some or all of their pregnancies. Outcome measures included antenatal complications, mode of delivery, anaesthesia provided and postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and management required. A positive bleeding history was identified in 50% of women prior to pregnancy...
August 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Hannah M Sebitloane, Dhayendre Moodley
HIV is the leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in resource constrained countries. Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) initiated in pregnancy has now almost eliminated mother to child transmission of the virus, and is beginning to show the desired effect of reducing HIV related maternal mortality. By modulating host immunological responses HAART has the potential to alter infections during pregnancy, in addition to modifying clinical conditions such as preeclampsia. There is increasing evidence of the benefits of HAART given to pregnant women, however there is paucity of data that distinguishes HIV or HAART as the cause or exacerbation of pre-existing medical conditions or conditions specific to pregnancy...
March 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Florentia Kaguelidou, Frédérique Beau-Salinas, Annie Pierre Jonville-Bera, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain
AIM: Term and preterm neonates are at high risk for serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs). METHODS: A descriptive study of reports registered in the French pharmacovigilance database from 1986 to 2012 were obtained. All reports concerning neonates (≤1 month of life) with direct drug exposure were retrieved. Characteristics of the reports, including reported ADR(s), drug(s) and the causality assessment using the French causality assessment method, were described...
October 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Minakshi Rohilla, Rakhi Rai, Uday Yanamandra, Neelam Chaudhary, Pankaj Malhotra, Neelam Varma, Vanita Jain, G R V Prasad, Jasvinder Kalra, Subhash C Varma
Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is amongst the most common haematological malignancies encountered in adults. The younger age of onset and increased incidence of CML in Indians leads to higher chances of encountering it in pregnancy. Pregnancy in CML is a complex situation as first line therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), is fraught with multiple fetal safety issues. The fetal aspects have been elucidated in literature, but there is scarcity of information on the obstetric outcome per se in presence of CML, excluding the influence of TKI...
March 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Maria Saito-Benz, Helen Elizabeth Miller, Mary Judith Berry
A preterm neonate at 29-week gestational age was born with intrauterine growth restriction, severe pancytopaenia and gross skeletal dysplasia. Antenatal screening bloods, TORCH/parvovirus tests and karyotype were unremarkable. Postnatally, he had normal microarray comparative genomic hybridization and serum B12/folate levels, and human immunodeficiency virus and cytomegalovirus polymerase chain reaction and antoimmune screening were negative. Targeted gene testing for Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) revealed the pathognomic mutation (c...
December 2015: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
H Isık, O Aynıoglu, A Sahbaz, I Arıkan, D Karçaaltıncaba, H Sahin, M Köroglu
OBJECTIVE: Noninvasive and simple markers are needed for the prediction of preterm delivery in women at risk for preterm labour. The aim of this study was to determine the value of platelet indices in the prediction of preterm delivery. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: Routine antenatal care in Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University between 2008 and 2011. SAMPLE: Ninety patients who delivered between 28 and 37 weeks of gestational age and 128 patients who delivered at term...
2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
J Stadler, C Jannasch, S L Mack, S Dietz, S Zöls, M Ritzmann, K Hoelzle, L E Hoelzle
Mycoplasma suis causes infectious anaemia in pigs (IAP), which can manifest in various degrees of severity depending on the virulence and the host's susceptibility. As M. suis cannot be cultured in vitro experimental infections of splenectomised animals play an essential role for pathogenesis research. The aim of the present study was to characterise the course of experimental infection using the highly virulent and red blood cell (RBC-) invasive M. suis strain KI3806, to compare the experimental course in splenectomised and non-splenectomised pigs and to correlate clinical and haematological parameters with M...
August 6, 2014: Veterinary Microbiology
Angelica Dessì, Giovanni Corsello, Mauro Stronati, Diego Gazzolo, Pierluigi Caboni, Roberta Carboni, Vassilios Fanos
Systemic neonatal infection is a serious complication in preterm and term infants and is defined as a complex clinical syndrome caused by bacteria, fungi and virus. Sepsis remains among the leading causes of death in both developed and underdeveloped countries above all in the neonatal period. Earlier diagnosis may offer the ability to initiate treatment to prevent adverse outcomes. There have been many studies on various diagnostic haematological markers like acute phase reactants, C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, interleukins and presepsin...
March 2014: Early Human Development
Sergio Verd, Maríajosé García, Antonio Gutiérrez, Eli Moliner, Esther López, Gemma Ginovart
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether feeding type of trophic feeds affect haematological and biochemical markers in the very preterm infant. DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-six very preterm infants were enrolled in this retrospective study (30 infants were included in the only human milk-fed group and 26 in the formula-fed group). Routine haematological and biochemical variables were collected in both groups on days 1 and 4 of life and fourteen serum markers were measured...
May 2014: Clinical Biochemistry
Batool A Haider, Ibironke Olofin, Molin Wang, Donna Spiegelman, Majid Ezzati, Wafaie W Fawzi
OBJECTIVES: To summarise evidence on the associations of maternal anaemia and prenatal iron use with maternal haematological and adverse pregnancy outcomes; and to evaluate potential exposure-response relations of dose of iron, duration of use, and haemoglobin concentration in prenatal period with pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis DATA SOURCES: Searches of PubMed and Embase for studies published up to May 2012 and references of review articles...
June 21, 2013: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Zohra S Lassi, Rehana A Salam, Batool A Haider, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, fetal growth causes an increase in the total number of rapidly dividing cells, which leads to increased requirements for folate. Inadequate folate intake leads to a decrease in serum folate concentration, resulting in a decrease in erythrocyte folate concentration, a rise in homocysteine concentration, and megaloblastic changes in the bone marrow and other tissues with rapidly dividing cells OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of oral folic acid supplementation alone or with other micronutrients versus no folic acid (placebo or same micronutrients but no folic acid) during pregnancy on haematological and biochemical parameters during pregnancy and on pregnancy outcomes...
2013: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
B H N Yasmeen, M A K A Chowdhury, M M Hoque, M M Hossain, R Jahan, S Akhtar
Premature infants especially those with birth weight < 1500 g suffer from Anaemia of prematurity (AOP) and associated problems. Erythropoietin therapy is a safe effective way to prevent and to treat anaemia of prematurity. To evaluate the effect of short-term administration of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) with iron and folic acid in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates in the prevention of anaemia of prematurity. A randomized controlled trial was carried out at Dhaka Shishu Hospital. Sixty preterm very low birth weight (PTVLBW) babies were enrolled in this study...
December 2012: Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin
Simonetta Costa, Costantino Romagnoli, Antonio Alberto Zuppa, Francesco Cota, Antonio Scorrano, Francesca Gallini, Luca Maggio
AIM: To determine whether adding recombinant erythropoietin to the intravenous (IV) solution and administering it as a 24-h continuous infusion would result in an erythropoietic effect not inferior to that seen with subcutaneous (SC) administration. METHODS: Infants weighing ≤1500 grams and ≤32 weeks of gestational age were randomly assigned at 72 h of life to receive erythropoietin (300 units/kg, 3 times a week until 36 complete weeks of postmenstrual age or discharge), either subcutaneously [erythropoietin subcutaneous (ESC) group] or added to IV fluids [erythropoietin intravenous (EIV) group]...
June 2013: Acta Paediatrica
R Paesano, T Natalizi, F Berlutti, P Valenti
Over 2 billion people in both developing as well as developed countries - over 30% of the world's population - are anaemic. With the classical preconception that oral iron administration or the intake of foods rich in iron increase haemoglobin concentration and reduce the prevalence of anaemia, specific programs have been designed, but iron supplementations have been less effective than expected. Of note, this hazardous simplification on iron status neglects its distribution in the body. The correct balance of iron, defined iron homeostasis, involves a physiological ratio of iron between tissues/secretions and blood, thus avoiding its delocalization as iron accumulation in tissues/secretions and iron deficiency in blood...
August 2012: Pathogens and Global Health
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