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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475201/association-of-antibiotic-utilization-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-among-extremely-low-gestational-age-neonates-without-proven-sepsis-or-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Joseph Y Ting, Anne Synnes, Ashley Roberts, Akhil C Deshpandey, Kimberly Dow, Junmin Yang, Kyong-Soon Lee, Shoo K Lee, Prakesh S Shah
OBJECTIVE:  The objective is to evaluate the association between antibiotic utilization and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 to 21 months' corrected age among extremely low gestational age neonates without culture-proven sepsis or necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). STUDY DESIGN:  We conducted a retrospective cohort study of infants born between April 2009 and September 2011 at <29 weeks' gestation and admitted to the neonatal intensive care units contributing data to the Canadian Neonatal Network...
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475199/the-role-of-a-single-dose-of-vancomycin-in-reducing-clinical-sepsis-in-premature-infants-prior-to-removal-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-a-retrospective-study
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Vidit Bhargava, Lovya George, Michael Malloy, Rafael Fonseca
OBJECTIVE:  Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line removal is associated with bloodstream infections and clinical sepsis. We aim to investigate the role of a single prophylactic dose of vancomycin in decreasing the incidence of central line associated bloodstream infection associated with PICC removal. METHODS:  A retrospective chart review of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit was conducted. Patients were divided into two study groups based on whether a single dose of vancomycin was administered (exposed) or not (nonexposed)...
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470360/oral-supplementation-with-bovine-colostrum-prevents-septic-shock-and-brain-barrier-disruption-during-bloodstream-infection-in-preterm-newborn-pigs
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Anders Brunse, Päivi Worsøe, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Kerstin Skovgaard, Per Torp Sangild
Preterm infants have increased risk of neonatal sepsis, potentially inducing brain injury, and they may benefit from early initiation of enteral milk feeding. Using preterm pigs as models, we hypothesized that early provision of bovine colostrum to parentally nourished newborns protects against sepsis and neuroinflammation during bloodstream infection. Preterm newborn pigs were administered 10 CFU/kg of intra-arterial Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE, an opportunistic pathogen often causing sepsis in preterm infants), followed by administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN, SE + TPN, n = 15) or oral provision of bovine colostrum with supplementary parenteral nutrition (SE + COL, n = 14), and compared with uninfected, TPN-nourished controls (CON + TPN, n = 11)...
February 21, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468633/prostaglandin-gel-versus-oxytocin-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-at-term-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kassam Mahomed, Kellie Wild, Christopher R Weekes
BACKGROUND: Pre-labour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is a common event with early induction of labour reducing infectious morbidity without increasing the caesarean rate. Syntocinon is commonly used for induction but prostaglandins are also routinely used. Large studies have shown no difference in the maternal and neonatal outcomes with either method. AIM: To assess the safety and efficacy of vaginal prostaglandin (PG) compared to syntocinon for induction of labour in term-PROM...
February 22, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466967/a-pediatric-death-audit-in-a-large-referral-hospital-in-malawi
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Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Rachel Mlotha-Mitole, Emily J Ciccone, Alyssa E Tilly, Jennie M Montijo, Hans-Joerg Lang, Michelle Eckerle
BACKGROUND: Death audits have been used to describe pediatric mortality in under-resourced settings, where record keeping is often a challenge. This information provides the cornerstone for the foundation of quality improvement initiatives. Malawi, located in sub-Saharan Africa, currently has an Under-5 mortality rate of 64/1000. Kamuzu Central Hospital, in the capital city Lilongwe, is a busy government referral hospital, which admits up to 3000 children per month. A study published in 2013 reported mortality rates as high as 9%...
February 21, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465747/antibiotics-for-treating-gonorrhoea-in-pregnancy
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Gabriella Comunián-Carrasco, Guiomar E Peña-Martí, Arturo J Martí-Carvajal
BACKGROUND: Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and is a major public health challenge today. N gonorrhoeae can be transmitted from the mother's genital tract to the newborn during birth, and can cause gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum as well as systemic neonatal infections. It can also cause endometritis and pelvic sepsis in the mother. This review updates and replaces an earlier Cochrane Review on antibiotics for treating this infectious condition...
February 21, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464578/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-post-phototherapy-neonatal-rebound-hyperbilirubinemia
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Ismail Mohamed Elhawary, Eman Abdel Ghany Abdel Ghany, Walaa Alsharany Aboelhamed, Shahinaz Gamal Eldin Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: To determine the incidence and risk factors of post-phototherapy rebound hyperbilirubinemia because data about bilirubin rebound in neonates are lacking and few studies have concerned this condition. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted on 500 neonates with indirect hyperbilirubinemia who were treated according to standard guidelines. Total serum bilirubin (TSB) was measured at 24-36 h after phototherapy; significant bilirubin rebound (SBR) is considered as increasing TSB that needs reinstitution of phototherapy...
February 20, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463540/pharmacokinetics-of-penicillin-g-in-preterm-and-term-neonates
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Helgi Padari, Tuuli Metsvaht, Eva Germovsek, Charlotte I Barker, Karin Kipper, Koit Herodes, Joseph F Standing, Kersti Oselin, Tõnis Tasa, Hiie Soeorg, Irja Lutsar
Group B streptococci are common causative agents of early-onset neonatal sepsis (EOS). Pharmacokinetic (PK) data for penicillin G have been described for extremely preterm neonates but poorly for late-preterm and term neonates. Thus, evidence-based dosing recommendations are lacking. We described PK of penicillin G in neonates with gestational age (GA) ≥32 weeks and postnatal age <72 h. Penicillin G was administered intravenously at a dose of 25,000 or 50,000 IU/kg/q12h. At steady state, PK blood samples were collected prior to and at 5 min, 1 h, 3 h, 8 h, 12 h after injection...
February 20, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460549/igm-and-iga-enriched-polyclonal-immunoglobulins-reduce-short-term-mortality-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-elbw-with-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Letizia Capasso, Angela C Borrelli, Maria R Pirozzi, Laura Bucci, Roberta Albachiara, Teresa Ferrara, Francesco Raimondi
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin supplementation is a debated strategy in fighting sepsis. We evaluated a polyclonal IgM and IgA enriched immunoglobulin (IgMeIVIG) preparation in reducing the short term mortality in extremely low birth weight neonates (ELBW) with proven infection. METHODS: ELBW infants born from January 2008 to December 2014 were eligible for this retrospective casecontrol analysis if they were symptomatic and had a positive blood culture after 72hours of life...
February 19, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459854/the-glutaredoxin-gene-grxb-affects-acid-tolerance-surface-hydrophobicity-auto-aggregation-and-biofilm-formation-in-cronobacter-sakazakii
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Na Ling, Jumei Zhang, Chengsi Li, Haiyan Zeng, Wenjing He, Yingwang Ye, Qingping Wu
Cronobacter species are foodborne pathogens that can cause neonatal meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and sepsis; they have unusual abilities to survive in environmental stresses such as acid stress. However, the factors involved in acid stress responses and biofilm formation in Cronobacter species are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of grxB on cellular morphology, acid tolerance, surface hydrophobicity, auto-aggregation (AAg), motility, and biofilm formation in Cronobacter sakazakii ...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459604/immediate-outcome-of-preterm-neonates-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-required-mechanical-ventilation
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M A Mannan, M A Hossain, J Nasim, Y Sabina, F Navila, D Subir
Since its inception, the neonatal mechanical ventilator has been considered an essential tool for managing preterm neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) and is still regarded as an integral component in the neonatal respiratory care continuum. Mechanical ventilation of newborn has been practiced for several years with several advances made in the way. This clinical intervention study was done to analyze immediate outcome of preterm neonates with RDS required mechanical ventilation and conducted on preterm neonates with RDS required mechanical ventilation from July 2014 to June 2015...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459586/risk-factors-and-immediate-neonatal-outcome-of-multiple-pregnancies-in-a-scanu-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-bangladesh
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M N Islam, T Tazmin, M Siddika, M A Hossain, M A Ali, M K Bhuiyan
Multiple pregnancies are a significant risk factor for maternal and perinatal morbidity due to inherent biological risks. The present study was aimed to determine the risk factors and to evaluate the immediate neonatal outcome of multiple pregnancies. This descriptive observational study was conducted in the newly established Special Care Neonatal Unit (SCANU) of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH), Bangladesh from January 2015 to March 2015. Total 86 newborns of multiple pregnancies who were admitted during the study period were included in the study...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459384/there-is-an-urgent-need-for-evidence-based-internationally-agreed-guidelines-for-the-assessment-of-neonates-at-risk-of-developing-early-onset-sepsis
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Siba Prosad Paul, Kerrie Richardson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 19, 2018: Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456211/risk-factors-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-newborns
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Emad E Ghobrial, Salma Z Elhouchi, Sarah S Eltatawy, Lilian O Beshara
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the newborn is a common problem in the neonatal intensive care unit with many underlying factors such as asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), and urogenital anomalies. The aim of this study is to highlight possible risk factors and profile of neonates developing AKI in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Cairo University Pediatric Hospital. The study was carried out on 90 neonates (30 patients and 60 controls), among neonates admitted to NICU. The study was done over two months, from January 2015 to March 2015...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454653/diagnostic-yield-of-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-the-diagnosis-of-intrapartum-maternal-rectovaginal-colonization-by-group-b-streptococcus-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Otto Henrique May Feuerschuette, Sheila Koettker Silveira, Ana Carolina Labor Cancelier, Rosemeri Maurici da Silva, Daisson José Trevisol, Jefferson Ricardo Pereira
Group B Streptococcus is the leading etiologic factor of neonatal sepsis. Intrapartum real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) may allow faster and more accurate detection of maternal colonization. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of RT-PCR when compared to the reference standard culture in selective broth media collected from rectovaginal tract from laboring women. We selected 15 studies that included 6368 women. Papers selection, data extraction, and quality assessment were carried out by two independent researchers...
February 2, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453580/neurosurgical-management-of-hydrocephalus-by-a-general-surgeon-in-an-extremely-low-resource-setting-initial-experience-in-north-kivu-province-of-eastern-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Sarah B Cairo, Justice Agyei, Kavira Nyavandu, David H Rothstein, Luc Malemo Kalisya
PURPOSE: Evaluate the management of hydrocephalus in pediatric patients in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by a general surgeon. METHODS: Retrospective review of a single institution in the province of North Kivu. Patient charts and surgical notes were reviewed from 2003 to 2016. RESULTS: 116 procedures were performed for an average of 8.9 per year. 51.7% of surgeries were on female patients with an average age of 13.6 ± 22.7. The average distance traveled from home to hospital was 153...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445923/inpatient-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-receiving-%C3%AF-3-enriched-lipid-emulsion-smoflipid-an-observational-study
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Nalin Choudhary, Kenneth Tan, Atul Malhotra
Neonatal units have started to switch from using conventional soy-based to alternate lipid emulsions, like SMOFlipid. SMOFlipid has been associated with an improvement in biochemical parameters and delays progression of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD). This retrospective epoch study aimed to compare clinically relevant neonatal outcomes in preterm infants (< 32 weeks), receiving SMOFlipid versus Intralipid. We compared clinical outcomes in two epochs-epoch 1 (Intralipid, October 2013-June 2015) versus epoch 2 (SMOFlipid, July 2015-March 2017)...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437908/a-quality-improvement-initiative-to-reduce-nicu-transfers-for-neonates-at-risk-for-hypoglycemia
#18
Sherry LeBlanc, Jamie Haushalter, Carl Seashore, Karen S Wood, Michael J Steiner, Ashley G Sutton
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common problem, often requiring management in the NICU. Nonpharmacologic interventions, including early breastfeeding and skin-to-skin care (SSC), may prevent hypoglycemia and the need to escalate care. Our objective was to maintain mother-infant dyads in the mother-infant unit by decreasing hypoglycemia resulting in NICU transfer. METHODS: Inborn infants ≥35 weeks' gestation with at least 1 risk factor for hypoglycemia were included...
February 8, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434061/immediate-neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-born-to-mothers-with-preterm-pre-labour-rupture-of-membranes
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Niveditha Dannapaneni, Tejopratap Oleti, Tarakeswari Surapaneni, Deepak Sharma, Srinivas Murki
Background & objectives: With the use of early and appropriate use of antibiotics, outcomes have improved in the mother-infant dyads exposed to preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (PPROM). This study was undertaken to evaluate immediate neonatal outcomes in infants born before 33 completed weeks of gestation to mothers with PPROM versus without PPROM. Methods: During the study period from January 2013 to December 2013, a total of 182 mother-infant dyads were prospectively included in the study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433696/antibio-gouvernance-en-n%C3%A3-onatalogie
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E Launay, C Gras-Le Guen, J Caillon, C Flamant, D Navas, P Ovetchkine
Rational use of antibiotic has become a national and international health priority to fight against the emergence of multiresistant bacteria. Neonates are particularly exposed to antibiotic treatments because of their high susceptibility to severe infection and the lack of specificity of sepsis signs that make diagnosis difficult. This population is also particularly susceptible to microbiota disruption due to antibiotic treatment. Implementation of antibiotic stewardship in neonate is then an urgent need. According to a literature review, principles of antibiotic stewardship implementation in neonate are based on: (i) a multidisciplinary team comprising infectious disease specialists and aware of neonatal specificities (diagnosis, bacterial epidemiology, pharmacology) ; (ii) clear and easy-to-evaluate goals discussed a priori with neonatologists ; (iii) short-term assessment of the impact on antibiotic consumption and antimicrobial resistance ; (iv) enablement of the healthcare professionals within the ward to enhance the sustainability and (v) support from the institution...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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