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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351318/invasive-bacterial-disease-trends-and-characterization-of-group-b-streptococcal-isolates-among-young-infants-in-southern-mozambique-2001-2015
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Betuel Sigaúque, Miwako Kobayashi, Delfino Vubil, Ariel Nhacolo, Alberto Chaúque, Benild Moaine, Sérgio Massora, Inácio Mandomando, Tacilta Nhampossa, Quique Bassat, Fabiana Pimenta, Clara Menéndez, Maria da Gloria Carvalho, Eusebio Macete, Stephanie J Schrag
BACKGROUND: Maternal group B streptococcal (GBS) vaccines under development hold promise to prevent GBS disease in young infants. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest estimated disease burden, although data on incidence and circulating strains are limited. We described invasive bacterial disease (IBD) trends among infants <90 days in rural Mozambique during 2001-2015, with a focus on GBS epidemiology and strain characteristics. METHODS: Community-level birth and mortality data were obtained from Manhiça's demographic surveillance system...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350247/prolonged-pr-interval-at-birth-predicting-the-high-occurrence-of-fatal-atrioventricular-block-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Eiji Morihana, Kenichiro Yamamura, Yuichiro Sugitani, Hideaki Kado, Yasushi Takahata, Toshihide Nakano, Yasutaka Nakashima, Naoki Fusazaki, Shouichi Ohga
Infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) are at high mortality especially when they are associated with bradyarrhythmias. However, the risk factor of developing high-grade atrioventricular block (HAVB) is still unclear. Seventy-three patients with HLHS in our institutions from 2002 to 2011 were enrolled. The survival rate was assessed by the anatomical types, treatments, occurrence of HAVB, severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR), and restrictive atrial septal defect (ASD) along with electrocardiogram findings at birth...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350153/trends-in-infectious-disease-mortality-south-korea-1983-2015
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Young June Choe, Seung-Ah Choe, Sung-Il Cho
We used national statistics from 1983-2015 to evaluate trends in mortality caused by infectious diseases in South Korea. Age-standardized mortality from infectious disease decreased from 43.5/100,000 population in 1983 to 16.5/100,000 in 1996, and then increased to 44.6/100,000 in 2015. Tuberculosis was the most common cause of death in 1983 and respiratory tract infections in 2015. We observed a significant decline in infant deaths caused by infectious diseases, but mortality in persons age >65 years increased from 135 deaths/100,000 population in 1996 to 307/100,000 in 2015...
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349938/improved-regional-disparities-in-neonatal-care-by-government-led-policies-in-korea
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In Gyu Song, Seung Han Shin, Han Suk Kim
BACKGROUND: Although the number of high-risk neonates has increased in Korea, hospitals were reluctant to open or maintain neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) due to the low medical cost. Consequently, there were regional disparities in facilities, equipment, and neonatal health outcomes. For these reasons, the Korean government began to invest in neonatal care during the last decade. We identified the status of NICUs in Korea and assessed changes after the government-driven policies...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349730/ccn5-in-alveolar-epithelial-proliferation-and-differentiation-during-neonatal-lung-oxygen-injury
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Najla Fiaturi, Joshua W Russo, Heber C Nielsen, John J Castellot
Lung immaturity is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants, especially those born <28 weeks of gestation. These infants are at high risk of developing respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), a lung disease caused by insufficient surfactant production and immaturity of saccular/alveolar type II epithelial cells in the lung. RDS treatment includes oxygen and respiratory support that improve survival but also increase the risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic lung disease characterized by arrested alveolarization, airway hyperreactivity, and pulmonary hypertension...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348884/alpha-1-antitrypsin-functions-as-a-protective-factor-in-preeclampsia-through-activating-smad2-and-inhibitor-of-dna-binding-4
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Yaling Feng, Nan Wang, Jianjuan Xu, Jinfang Zou, Xi Liang, Huan Liu, Ying Chen
Pre-eclampsia (PE) is one of the most common reason for high morbidity and mortality of maternal and prenatal infants. Production from oxidative stress results in maternal ROS system and anti-oxidation defense system imbalance to promote tissue ischemia and hypoxia, and ultimately impairs the maternal organs and placenta. Our previous study showed that exogenous Alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) and overexpression of AAT in umbilical vein cell (HUVEC) hypoxia-reoxygenation model could increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes, and played a protective role in preeclampsia animal model...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348260/the-canadian-preterm-birth-network-a-study-protocol-for-improving-outcomes-for-preterm-infants-and-their-families
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Prakesh S Shah, Sarah D McDonald, Jon Barrett, Anne Synnes, Kate Robson, Jonathan Foster, Jean-Charles Pasquier, K S Joseph, Bruno Piedboeuf, Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil, Karel O'Brien, Sandesh Shivananda, Nils Chaillet, Petros Pechlivanoglou
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (birth before 37 wk of gestation) occurs in about 8% of pregnancies in Canada and is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates that substantially affect infants, their families and the health care system. Our overall goal is to create a transdisciplinary platform, the Canadian Preterm Birth Network (CPTBN), where investigators, stakeholders and families will work together to improve childhood outcomes of preterm neonates. METHODS: Our national cohort will include 24 maternal-fetal/obstetrical units, 31 neonatal intensive care units and 26 neonatal follow-up programs across Canada with planned linkages to provincial health information systems...
January 18, 2018: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348195/morbidity-and-mortality-in-small-for-gestational-age-infants-at-22-to-29-weeks-gestation
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Nansi S Boghossian, Marco Geraci, Erika M Edwards, Jeffrey D Horbar
OBJECTIVES: To identify the relative risks of mortality and morbidities for small for gestational age (SGA) infants in comparison with non-SGA infants born at 22 to 29 weeks' gestation. METHODS: Data were collected (2006-2014) on 156 587 infants from 852 US centers participating in the Vermont Oxford Network. We defined SGA as sex-specific birth weight <10th centile for gestational age (GA) in days. Binomial generalized additive models with a thin plate spline term on GA by SGA were used to calculate the adjusted relative risks and 95% confidence intervals for outcomes by GA...
January 18, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347942/infant-and-child-mortality-in-relation-to-malaria-transmission-in-kemri-cdc-hdss-western-kenya-validation-of-verbal-autopsy
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Nyaguara O Amek, Annemieke Van Eijk, Kim A Lindblade, Mary Hamel, Nabie Bayoh, John Gimnig, Kayla F Laserson, Laurence Slutsker, Thomas Smith, Penelope Vounatsou
BACKGROUND: Malaria transmission reduction is a goal of many malaria control programmes. Little is known of how much mortality can be reduced by specific reductions in transmission. Verbal autopsy (VA) is widely used for estimating malaria specific mortality rates, but does not reliably distinguish malaria from other febrile illnesses. Overall malaria attributable mortality includes both direct and indirect deaths. It is unclear what proportion of the deaths averted by reducing malaria transmission are classified as malaria in VA...
January 18, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347924/causes-of-death-in-hospitalized-children-younger-than-12%C3%A2-years-of-age-in-a-chinese-hospital-a-10%C3%A2-year-study
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Yueniu Zhu, Xiaodong Zhu, Mengyan Deng, Hongxia Wei, Mingjun Zhang
BACKGROUND: In China, the majority (77%) of urban children die in hospitals. Hospital-based review could provide insight leading to improvements in clinical practice and increase the survival of critically ill children. The aim of the present study is to identify the trends of immediate causes and chronic underlying diseases associated with deaths of children at one of the largest teaching hospitals in China over a period of 10 years (2006-2015). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data of all children aged 1 month to 11 years who died at Xinhua Hospital between 2006 and 2015...
January 18, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346340/disparities-in-preconception-health-indicators-%C3%A2-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-2013-2015-and-pregnancy-risk-assessment-monitoring-system-2013-2014
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Cheryl Robbins, Sheree L Boulet, Isabel Morgan, Denise V D'Angelo, Lauren B Zapata, Brian Morrow, Andrea Sharma, Charlan D Kroelinger
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Preconception health is a broad term that encompasses the overall health of nonpregnant women during their reproductive years (defined here as aged 18-44 years). Improvement of both birth outcomes and the woman's health occurs when preconception health is optimized. Improving preconception health before and between pregnancies is critical for reducing maternal and infant mortality and pregnancy-related complications. The National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative's Surveillance and Research work group suggests ten prioritized indicators that states can use to monitor programs or activities for improving the preconception health status of women of reproductive age...
January 19, 2018: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346003/medicaid-expansion-and-infant-mortality-in-the-united-states
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Chintan B Bhatt, Consuelo M Beck-Sagué
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effect of Medicaid expansion on US infant mortality rate. METHODS: We examined data from 2010 to 2016 and 2014 to 2016 to compare infant mortality rates in states and Washington, DC, that accepted the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion (Medicaid expansion states) and states that did not (non-Medicaid expansion states), stratifying data by race/ethnicity. RESULTS: Mean infant mortality rate in non-Medicaid expansion states rose (6...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345605/histopathological-evaluation-of-aortic-coarctation-after-conventional-balloon-angioplasty-in-neonates
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Atakan Atalay, Aysenur Pac, Tugba Avci, Neslihan İnci Zengin, Nadide Demir Amac, Deniz Eris, Irfan Tasoglu, Mustafa Pac
BACKGROUND: Optimal management strategy for native aortic coarctation in neonates and young infants is still a matter of debate. The surgical procedure, histopathologic research, and clinical outcome in 15 neonates who underwent surgery after successful balloon angioplasty is the basis of this study. METHOD: Between 01 October, 2014 and 01 August, 2017, we enrolled 15 patients with native aortic coarctation for this study. These patients had complications regarding recoarctation, following balloon angioplasty intervention at our institute and other centres...
January 18, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343580/advancing-our-understanding-of-protective-maternal-immunity-as-a-guide-for-development-of-vaccines-to-reduce-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infections
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Sallie R Permar, Mark R Schleiss, Stanley A Plotkin
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common congenitally transmitted pathogen worldwide, impacting an estimated 1 million newborns annually. Congenital HCMV (cCMV) infection is a major global contributor to long-term neurologic deficits, including deafness, microcephaly, neurodevelopmental delay, as well as fetal loss and occasional infant mortality. Accordingly, a maternal vaccine to prevent cCMV continues to be a top public health priority. Nevertheless, we remain without a licensed vaccine. Maternal immunity provides partial protection, as the risk of vertical HCMV transmission from chronically infected mothers is reduced compared to settings in which the mother is newly infected during pregnancy...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341890/periodontal-diseases-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-is-there-a-role-for-vitamin-d
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REVIEW
Anne Marie Uwitonze, Peace Uwambaye, Moses Isyagi, Chrispinus H Mumena, Alice Hudder, Afrozul Haq, Kamrun Nessa, Mohammed S Razzaque
Studies have shown a relationship between maternal periodontal diseases (PDs) and premature delivery. PDs are commonly encountered oral diseases which cause progressive damage to the periodontal ligament and alveolar bones, leading to loss of teeth and oral disabilities. PDs also adversely affect general health by worsening cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Moreover, maternal PDs are thought to be related to increasing the frequency of preterm-birth with low birth weight (PBLBW) new-borns. Prematurity and immaturity are the leading causes of prenatal and infant mortality and is a major public health problem around the world...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341209/identification-of-gaps-in-the-current-knowledge-on-pulmonary-hypertension-in-extremely-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sanne Arjaans, Elvira A H Zwart, Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Arend F Bos, Elisabeth M W Kooi, Hans L Hillege, Rolf M F Berger
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension complicates the clinical course of extremely preterm infants and is associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). However, prevalence, risk factors, and outcome of pulmonary hypertension in these infants are insufficiently known. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to provide an up-to-date overview of available data on prevalence, risk factors, and outcome of pulmonary hypertension and to identify current knowledge gaps. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched in July 2017...
January 17, 2018: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340730/age-dependent-association-between-pre-transplant-blood-transfusion-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-heart-transplantation
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C McKee, D Tumin, B R Alevriadou, K K Nicol, A R Yates, D Hayes, J D Tobias
Avoidance of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in patients awaiting heart transplantation (HTx) has been suggested to minimize the risk of allosensitization. Although recent studies have suggested that an immature immune system in younger HTx recipients may reduce risks associated with RBC transfusion, the role of age in moderating the influence of transfusion on HTx outcomes remains unclear. We used available data from a national transplant registry to explore whether the association between pre-transplant transfusions and outcomes of pediatric HTx varies by patient age...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339125/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-primary-immunodeficiency-in-hospitalized-children-in-the-united-states
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Zachary Rubin, Andrea Pappalardo, Alan Schwartz, James W Antoon
BACKGROUND: Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs) are rare yet life-threatening chronic conditions in children. The prevalence and outcomes of PIDDs in the pediatric population in the United States are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the epidemiology of children hospitalized with PIDD in the United States and (2) characterize the clinical outcomes of hospitalized children with PIDDs. METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of the 2003-2012 Kids' Inpatient Database of children aged 2-18 years admitted with a primary or secondary diagnosis code of PIDD was performed...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338874/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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REVIEW
Theresa R Grover, Natalie E Rintoul, Holly L Hedrick
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a severe congenital anomaly which impairs normal pulmonary development leading to acute and chronic respiratory failure, pulmonary hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension, and mortality. CDH is the most common non-cardiac indication for neonatal ECMO. Prenatal and postnatal predictors of CDH severity aid in patient selection. Centers vary in preferred mode of ECMO and timing of CDH repair. Survivors of severe CDH with ECMO are at risk for long-term sequelae including neurodevelopmental delays...
January 12, 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337653/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-a-meningococcal-b-recombinant-vaccine-when-administered-with-routine-vaccines-to-healthy-infants-in-taiwan-a-phase-3-open-label-randomized-study
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Nan-Chang Chiu, Li-Min Huang, Arnold Willemsen, Chiranjiwi Bhusal, Ashwani Kumar Arora, Zenaida Reynoso Mojares, Daniela Toneatto
Neisseria meningitidis is associated with high mortality and morbidity in infants and children worldwide. This phase 3 study (NCT02173704) evaluated safety and immunogenicity of a 4-component serogroup B recombinant meningococcal vaccine (4CMenB) co-administered with routine vaccines in Taiwanese infants. In total, 225 healthy infants were randomized (2:1) to receive 4CMenB and routine vaccines (4CMenB+Routine) or routine vaccines only (Routine group) at 2, 4, 6 and 12 months of age. Routine vaccines were diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type b, 13-valent pneumococcal, hepatitis B, measles-mumps-rubella and varicella vaccines...
January 16, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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