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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146572/cognitive-trajectories-from-infancy-to-early-adulthood-following-birth-before-26-weeks-of-gestation-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Louise Linsell, Samantha Johnson, Dieter Wolke, Helen O'Reilly, Joan K Morris, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Neil Marlow
OBJECTIVE: To determine the trajectory of cognitive test scores from infancy to adulthood in individuals born extremely preterm compared with term-born individuals. DESIGN: A prospective, population-based cohort study. SETTING: 276 maternity units in the UK and Ireland. PATIENTS: 315 surviving infants born less than 26 completed weeks of gestation recruited at birth in 1995 and 160 term-born classroom controls recruited at age 6...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144243/risk-of-mortality-into-adulthood-according-to-gestational-age-at-birth
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Ravisha Srinivasjois, Wendy Nembhard, Kingsley Wong, Jenny Bourke, Gavin Pereira, Helen Leonard
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the independent risks of neonatal (0-28 days), postneonatal (29-364 days), 1- to 5- and 6- to 30-year mortality by gestational age and investigate changes in survival over time in an Australian birth cohort. STUDY DESIGN: Maternal and birth related Western Australian population data (1980-2010) were linked to the state mortality data using a retrospective cohort study design involving 722 399 live-born singletons infants. RESULTS: When compared with 39- to 41-week born infants, the adjusted risk ratio for neonatal mortality was 124...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144241/shifting-risks-and-conflicting-outcomes-ecmo-for-neonates-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-the-modern-era
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Joseph W Turek, Joseph R Nellis, Brenton G Sherwood, Meera Kotagal, Andrew L Mesher, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Sonali S Patel, Jeffrey R Avansino, Peter T Rycus, D Michael McMullan, Thomas V Brogan
OBJECTIVES: To update previously described trends for neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) receiving ECMO with changes in recommendations for care, and to determine how recent advancements in respiratory care have affected this patient population. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective review of more than 2500 neonates with CDH who received ECMO listed in the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) registry. Cochran-Armitage and multivariate regression analyses were used to analyze changes in the patient population over time and in mortality-related risk factors...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141590/health-nutrition-and-development-of-children-born-preterm-and-low-birth-weight-in-rural-rwanda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catherine M Kirk, Jean Claude Uwamungu, Kim Wilson, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Neo Tapela, Peter Niyigena, Christian Rusangwa, Merab Nyishime, Evrard Nahimana, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Christine Mutaganzwa, Eric Ngabireyimana, Francis Mutabazi, Hema Magge
BACKGROUND: As care for preterm and low birth weight (LBW) infants improves in resource-limited settings, more infants are surviving the neonatal period. Preterm and (LBW) infants are at high-risk of nutritional and medical comorbidities, yet little is known about their developmental outcomes in low-income countries. This study evaluated the health, nutritional, and developmental status of preterm/LBW children at ages 1-3 years in Rwanda. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of preterm/LBW infants discharged between October 2011 and October 2013 from a hospital neonatal unit in rural Rwanda...
November 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139225/oolong-tea-prevents-cardiomyocyte-loss-against-hypoxia-by-attenuating-p-jnk-mediated-hypertrophy-and-enhancing-p-igf1r-p-akt-and-p-bad-ser136-activity-and-by-fortifying-nrf2-antioxidation-system
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Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Chia-Hua Kuo, Bih-Cheng Chen, Da-Tong Ju, Ray-Jade Chen, Chao-Hung Lai, Pei-Jane Huang, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Wei-Wen Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang
Tea, the most widely consumed natural beverage has been associated with reduced mortality risk from cardiovascular disease. Oolong tea is a partially fermented tea containing high levels of catechins, their degree of oxidation varies between 20%-80% causing differences in their active metabolites. In this study we examined the effect of oolong tea extract (OTE) obtained by oxidation at low-temperature for short-time against hypoxic injury and found that oolong tea provides cyto-protective effects by suppressing the JNK mediated hypertrophic effects and by enhancing the innate antioxidant mechanisms in neonatal cardiomyocytes and in H9c2 cells...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138115/active-forms-of-akt-and-erk-are-dominant-in-the-cerebral-cortex-of-newborn-pigs-that-are-unaffected-by-asphyxia
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Viktória Kovács, Valéria Tóth-Szűki, János Németh, Viktória Varga, Gábor Remzső, Ferenc Domoki
AIMS: Perinatal asphyxia (PA) often results in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in term neonates. Introduction of therapeutic hypothermia improved HIE outcome, but further neuroprotective therapies are still warranted. The present study sought to determine the feasibility of the activation of the cytoprotective PI-3-K/Akt and the MAPK/ERK signaling pathways in the subacute phase of HIE development in a translational newborn pig PA/HIE model. MAIN METHODS: Phosphorylated and total levels of Akt and ERK were determined by Western blotting in brain samples obtained from untreated naive, time control, and PA/HIE animals at 24-48h survival (n=3-3-6,respectively)...
November 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137607/improved-referral-and-survival-of-newborns-after-scaling-up-of-intensive-care-in-suriname
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Rens Zonneveld, Natanael Holband, Anna Bertolini, Francesca Bardi, Neirude P A Lissone, Peter H Dijk, Frans B Plötz, Amadu Juliana
BACKGROUND: Scaling up neonatal care facilities in developing countries can improve survival of newborns. Recently, the only tertiary neonatal care facility in Suriname transitioned to a modern environment in which interventions to improve intensive care were performed. This study evaluates impact of this transition on referral pattern and outcomes of newborns. METHODS: A retrospective chart study amongst newborns admitted to the facility was performed and outcomes of newborns between two 9-month periods before and after the transition in March 2015 were compared...
November 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
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/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/29128922/causes-of-renal-oligohydramnios-impact-on-prenatal-counseling-and-postnatal-outcome
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EDITORIAL
Sebastian Loos, Markus J Kemper
The presence of renal oligohydramnios (ROH) in a fetus has been associated in the past with a poor prognosis for survival, although recent studies have shown that survival has improved considerably due to the advances in neonatology and pediatric nephrology. In an article recently published in Pediatric Nephrology, evaluation of a large series by Mehler and colleagues confirms the improved prognosis, showing a survival rate of 32 of 38 (84%). In addition, only 12 of 35 (34%) neonates required renal replacement therapy...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128160/prone-sleeping-position-in-infancy-implications-for-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-function
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REVIEW
Kelsee L Shepherd, Stephanie R Yiallourou, Rosemary S C Horne, Flora Y Wong
Advances in neonatal care have improved the survival rates of preterm infants, however, the likelihood of brain injury and neurodevelopmental disability remains a significant problem. Whilst the etiology of preterm brain injury is complex, impairments in the cardio- and cerebro-vascular function have been implicated. During infancy, sleep is vital for brain development. However, instabilities in cardio- and cerebro-vascular function are most marked during sleep. Sleeping position is an important part of a safe sleeping environment...
October 13, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127071/sickness-induced-changes-in-physiology-do-not-affect-fecundity-or-same-sex-behavior
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Kristyn E Sylvia, Patricia Báez Ramos, Gregory E Demas
Previous work in our lab has shown that early-life infection affects female reproductive physiology and function (i.e., smaller ovaries, abnormal estrous cycles) and alters investigation and aggression towards male conspecifics in a reproductive context. Although many studies have investigated the effects of postnatal immune challenge on physiological and behavioral development, fewer studies have examined whether these changes have ultimate effects on reproduction. In the current study, we paired Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus) and simulated a bacterial infection in early life by administering lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to male and female pups on pnd3 and pnd5...
November 7, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125039/astrocyte-autophagy-flux-protects-neurons-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-and-ischemic-reperfusion-injury
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Xue Liu, Fengfeng Tian, Shiquan Wang, Feng Wang, Lize Xiong
The role of autophagy varies with the type of acute brain injury. In general, autophagy mediates a clear neuroprotective effect in intoxication caused by various psychoactive agents, subarachnoid hemorrhage and spinal cord injury. In contrast, autophagic cell death has also been reported to actively contribute to neuronal loss in neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. However, it still remains to be determined whether autophagy pays a cytoprotective or a cytotoxic role in stroke. Previous studies focused primarily on the role of neurons rather than the role of astrocytes in brain injury...
November 10, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121791/unexpected-survivors-children-with-life-limiting-conditions-of-uncertain-prognosis
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Savithri Nageswaran, Anna Hurst, Andrea Radulovic
OBJECTIVE: Prognostication of survival is difficult in children with life-limiting illnesses because of the rarity of these conditions and technological advances improving survival. The objective of this article is to describe the characteristics of children with life-limiting illnesses who survived longer than the expectations of health-care providers. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary-care children's hospital in North Carolina...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120957/deletion-of-protein-kinase-b2-preserves-cardiac-function-by-blocking-interleukin-6-mediated-injury-and-restores-blood-pressure-during-angiotensin-ii-high-salt-diet-induced-hypertension
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Shuai Yang, Dandan Chen, Fan Chen, Xinmei Zhao, Yubin Zhang, Zhe Li, Liang Jin, Yitao Xu, Daniel Sanchis, Junmei Ye
OBJECTIVE: Protein kinase B2 (AKT2) is implicated in cardiomyocyte survival during various stress conditions. However, the role of AKT2 in heart function, cardiac hypertrophy and blood pressure (BP) control during hypertension is not fully understood. Therefore, we sought to determine whether the deletion of AKT2 protects cardiac function during angiotensin II/high-salt-diet (AngII/HSD) treatment and find out the signaling pathway. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J (wild type), AKT2 knockout and interleukin (IL)-6 knockout mice were fed a 4% NaCl diet for 5 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120292/survival-and-negotiation-narratives-of-severe-near-miss-neonatal-complications-of-syrian-women-in-lebanon
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Livia Wick
The World Health Organization has elaborated a maternal and neonatal near-miss reporting, audit and feedback system designed to improve the quality of care during and after childbirth. As part of a four-hospital comparative study in the Middle East, this article discusses the experiences of mothers whose newborns suffered from severe complications at birth in the Rafik Hariri University Hospital, the only public hospital in Beirut. Based on in-depth home interviews several weeks after childbirth, it aims to explore the experience of neonatal near-miss events through the mothers' birth narratives...
October 2017: Reproductive Health Matters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113376/efficacy-of-glucocorticoids-vitamin-a-and-caffeine-therapies-for-neonatal-mortality-in-preterm-infants-a-network-meta-analysis
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Ying Li, Jie Gao, Qiwei Wang, Xiaojian Ma
Introduction: The paper aimed to evaluate the efficacy of different therapies in improving survival among preterm infants. Materials and Methods: PubMed and Embase were searched from inception to 2017. We assessed studies for eligibility and extracted data. A Bayesian random-effects model was used to evaluate different therapies combined direct comparisons with indirect evidence. Consistency analysis was achieved using node-splitting plots. Surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA) was calculated to rank different therapies...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113329/the-clock-gene-brain-and-muscle-arnt-like-1-regulates-autophagy-in-high-glucose-induced-cardiomyocyte-injury
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Li Qiao, Bingyan Guo, Hui Zhang, Rong Yang, Liang Chang, Yaling Wang, Xin Jin, Suyun Liu, Yongjun Li
High-glucose-induced cardiomyocyte injury is the major cause of diabetic cardiomyopathy, but its regulatory mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we report that a circadian clock gene, brain and muscle Arnt-like 1 (Bmal1), increases autophagy in high-glucose-induced cardiomyocyte injury. We constructed a hyperglycemia model with cultured cardiomyocytes from neonatal rats. High-glucose-induced inhibition of autophagy and cardiomyocyte injury were attenuated by Bmal1 overexpression and aggravated by its knockdown...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111297/mid-term-outcomes-of-repair-of-coarctation-of-aorta-with-hypoplastic-arch-extended-end-to-side-anastomosis-technique
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Eung Re Kim, Woong-Han Kim, Jinhae Nam, Kwangho Choi, Woo Sung Jang, Jae Gun Kwak
OBJECTIVE: The optimal surgical repair technique for coarctation associated with aortic arch hypoplasia (CoA/AAH) in neonates and infants is controversial. This study evaluates our current strategy utilizing extended end-to-side anastomosis (EESA) under selective cerebral and myocardial perfusion (SCMP) in treating this group of patients. METHODS: Through a retrospective review, we analyzed the outcome of 87 infants who underwent surgical repair of CoA/AAH from January 2004 to December 2015...
October 27, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109781/a-circular-rna-binds-to-and-activates-akt-phosphorylation-and-nuclear-localization-reducing-apoptosis-and-enhancing-cardiac-repair
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Yan Zeng, William W Du, Yingya Wu, Zhenguo Yang, Faryal Mehwish Awan, Xiangmin Li, Weining Yang, Chao Zhang, Qi Yang, Albert Yee, Yu Chen, Fenghua Yang, Huan Sun, Ren Huang, Albert J Yee, Ren-Ke Li, Zhongkai Wu, Peter H Backx, Burton B Yang
As central nodes in cardiomyocyte signaling, nuclear AKT appears to play a cardio-protective role in cardiovascular disease. Here we describe a circular RNA, circ-Amotl1 that is highly expressed in neonatal human cardiac tissue, and potentiates AKT-enhanced cardiomyocyte survival. We hypothesize that circ-Amotl1 binds to PDK1 and AKT1, leading to AKT1 phosphorylation and nuclear translocation. In primary cardiomyocytes, epithelial cells, and endothelial cells, we found that forced circ-Amotl1 expression increased the nuclear fraction of pAKT...
2017: Theranostics
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