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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425979/factors-leading-to-rehospitalization-for-tracheostomized-and-ventilator-dependent-infants-through-2-years-of-age
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G Akangire, W Manimtim, M Nyp, N Townley, H Dai, M Norberg, J B Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors leading to readmission for tracheostomized, ventilator-dependent infants <2 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of 117 tracheostomized, ventilator-dependent infants followed through 2 years of age. RESULTS: Home ventilator use (at hospital discharge, 6 and 12 months of age), inhaled steroid use (at 12 and 24 months of age), oxygen dependence (at 6 and 12 months of age) and tracheostomy (at discharge, 6 and 12 months of age) were increased risks for rehospitalization...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425978/validation-of-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-for-macronutrient-analysis-of-human-milk
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S Parat, S Groh-Wargo, S Merlino, C Wijers, D M Super
OBJECTIVE: Human milk has considerable variation in its composition. Hence, the nutrient profile is only an estimate and can result in under- or over-estimation of the intake of preterm infants. Mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy is an evolving technique for analyzing human milk but needs validation before use in clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN: Human milk samples from 35 mothers delivering at 35 weeks to term gestation were analyzed for macronutrients by MIR spectroscopy and by standard laboratory methods using Kjeldahl assay for protein, Mojonnier assay for fat and high-pressure liquid chromatography assay for lactose...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406487/the-effect-of-maternal-habitus-on-macronutrient-content-of-human-milk-colostrum
#3
L Mangel, F B Mimouni, N Feinstein-Goren, R Lubetzky, D Mandel, R Marom
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of studies on the impact of maternal body mass index (BMI) on macronutrient content of human milk colostrum (HMC). The objective of this study was to compare macronutrient content of HMC in healthy women of term infants in relation to their BMI. We hypothesized that mother habitus influences human milk colostrum content. METHOD: Colostrum was collected from 109 healthy mothers of hospitalized healthy term infants divided into four prepregnancy BMI groups: 12 underweight, 59 normal weight, 20 overweight, and 18 obese women between 24 and 72 h after birth...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406486/promoting-teamwork-may-improve-infant-care-processes-during-delivery-room-management-florida-perinatal-quality-collaborative-s-approach
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M Balakrishnan, N Falk-Smith, L A Detman, B Miladinovic, W M Sappenfield, J S Curran, T L Ashmeade
BACKGROUND: LOCAL PROBLEM: Inadequate understanding of compliance with standardized evidence-based DR management. INTERVENTIONS: Promote inter-professional teamwork and a bundle of interventions focusing on resuscitation team roles, equipment check, and debriefing using QI methodology. Optimize delivery room (DR) management to achieve 10-min SPO2 targets, delayed-cord clamping (DCC), team role assignment and debriefings in >50% of deliveries, and achieve normothermia in >75% of infants...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406485/cardiac-hemodynamics-before-during-and-after-elective-cesarean-section-under-spinal-anesthesia-in-low-risk-women
#5
M Ram, A Lavie, S Lev, Y Blecher, U Amikam, Y Shulman, T Avnon, E Weiner, A Many
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe maternal central hemodynamic parameters before and during delivery as well at the early puerperium in healthy women undergoing elective cesarean section (CS) at term. STUDY DESIGN: The noninvasive Cardiac System (NICaS, NI Medical, Petah-Tikva, Israel) is a regional impedance device that measures cardiac output (CO) and its derivatives with a good correlation with the gold standard Swan-Ganz catheter. We performed a prospective longitudinal study of healthy women with a singleton pregnancy at term...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406484/induction-of-labor-by-foley-catheter-compared-with-spontaneous-onset-of-labor-after-previous-cesarean-section-a-cohort-study
#6
H Kruit, H Wilkman, A Tekay, L Rahkonen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of induction of labor (IOL) with Foley catheter (FC) in women with a history of previous cesarean section (CS) and to assess risk factors for repeat CS and adverse maternal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study of 1559 women with a history of previous CS in Helsinki University Hospital, Finland between 2013 and 2014. RESULTS: Three hundred and sixty-one women (23.2%) underwent IOL by FC and 1198 (76.8%) had spontaneous onset of labor...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383541/perinatal-health-services-organization-for-preterm-births-a-multinational-comparison
#7
L E Kelly, P S Shah, S Håkansson, S Kusuda, M Adams, S K Lee, G Sjörs, M Vento, F Rusconi, L Lehtonen, B Reichman, B A Darlow, K Lui, L S Feliciano, L Gagliardi, D Bassler, N Modi
OBJECTIVE: To explore population characteristics, organization of health services and comparability of available information for very low birth weight or very preterm neonates born before 32 weeks' gestation in 11 high-income countries contributing data to the International Network for Evaluating Outcomes of Neonates (iNeo). STUDY DESIGN: We obtained population characteristics from public domain sources, conducted a survey of organization of maternal and neonatal health services and evaluated the comparability of data contributed to the iNeo collaboration from Australia, Canada, Finland, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383540/publication-outcomes-of-neonatology-abstracts-presented-at-the-pediatric-academic-societies-meeting
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Y Levinsky, T Berger, A Brameli, T Goldstein, E Akerman, M Mimouni, F B Mimouni, G Amarilyo
OBJECTIVE: To examine publication outcomes of neonatology abstracts presented at Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) meeting, and to analyze variables affecting publication. STUDY DESIGN: All neonatology studies accepted for presentation (oral or poster) at 2008 PAS meeting were identified. A biphasic manual PubMed search of published articles was performed using a pre-designed algorithm. RESULTS: A total of 1078 neonatology abstracts were presented at the meeting, among them 481 (44...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383539/analysis-of-the-factors-that-influence-the-finnegan-neonatal-abstinence-scoring-system
#9
E Gomez-Pomar, A Christian, L Devlin, K T Ibonia, V A Concina, H Bada, P M Westgate
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate factors that can influence the Finnegan Neonatal Abstinence Score (FNAS). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 367 patients admitted to two level IV neonatal intensive care units. Linear mixed effects models were developed to evaluate daily census, time of the day, and day of the week as fixed effect predictors. The degree of influence that nurses had on FNAS variability was also estimated. RESULTS: Bivariate analyses showed that daily census and the time of day have significant influence on the FNAS in institution 1, with minimal clinical significance...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383538/long-term-outcomes-of-children-with-symptomatic-congenital-cytomegalovirus-disease
#10
T M Lanzieri, J Leung, A C Caviness, W Chung, M Flores, P Blum, S R Bialek, J A Miller, S S Vinson, M R Turcich, R G Voigt, G Demmler-Harrison
OBJECTIVE: To assess long-term outcomes of children with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease detected at birth. STUDY DESIGN: We used Cox regression to assess risk factors for intellectual disability (intelligence quotient <70), sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL; hearing level ⩾25 dB in any audiometric frequency) and vision impairment (best corrected visual acuity >20 or based on ophthalmologist report). RESULTS: Among 76 case-patients followed through median age of 13 (range: 0-27) years, 56 (74%) had SNHL, 31 (43%, n=72) had intellectual disability and 18 (27%, n=66) had vision impairment; 28 (43%, n=65) had intellectual disability and SNHL with/without vision impairment...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383537/in-hospital-outcomes-of-premature-infants-with-severe-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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W Jackson, C P Hornik, J A Messina, K Guglielmo, A Watwe, G Delancy, A Valdez, T MacArthur, S Peter-Wohl, P B Smith, V N Tolia, M M Laughon
OBJECTIVE: To characterize in-hospital outcomes of premature infants diagnosed with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including premature infants with severe BPD discharged from 348 Pediatrix Medical Group neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2015. RESULTS: There were 10 752 infants with severe BPD, and 549/10 752 (5%) died before discharge. Infants who died were more likely to be male, small for gestational age, have received more medical interventions and more frequently diagnosed with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis, culture-proven sepsis and pulmonary hypertension following 36 weeks of postmenstrual age compared with survivors...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383536/variation-in-quality-report-viewing-by-providers-and-correlation-with-nicu-quality-metrics
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N Wahid, M V Bennett, J B Gould, J Profit, B Danielsen, H C Lee
BACKGROUND: To examine variation in quality report viewing and assess correlation between provider report viewing and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) quality. METHODS: Variation in report viewing sessions for 129 California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative NICUs was examined. NICUs were stratified into tertiles based on their antenatal steroid (ANS) use and hospital-acquired infection (HAI) rates to compare report viewing session counts. RESULTS: The number of report viewing sessions initiated by providers varied widely over a 2-year period (median=11; mean=25...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383535/comparison-of-preterm-and-term-equivalent-age-mri-for-the-evaluation-of-preterm-brain-injury
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A Malhotra, M C Fahey, M Davies-Tuck, F Wong, E Carse, G Whiteley, M Ditchfield
OBJECTIVE: To compare information obtained from preterm magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; 31-34 weeks) brain scan to that done at term equivalent age. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study of premature infants with evidence or suspicion of parenchymal brain injury on cranial ultrasound. Brain injury on two scans scored using a scoring system and analyzed. RESULTS: Fourteen infants with a median (range) gestation at birth of 28 (25-29) weeks and birth weight of 1254 (680-1557) grams were studied...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383534/the-effect-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-on-heart-rate-variability
#14
Z A Vesoulis, R Rao, S B Trivedi, A M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: Heart rate variability (HRV) reflects integrity of the autonomic nervous system. However, no study has investigated the impact of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on HRV measures in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). In this study, we evaluate the influence of temperature on measures of HRV for a group of infants with favorable outcomes, as compared with a control group of infants with unfavorable outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Term-born infants with moderate-severe HIE underwent standard TH treatment and prospective electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) recording...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383533/iron-supplementation-in-singleton-pregnancy-is-there-a-benefit-to-doubling-the-dose-of-elemental-iron-in-iron-deficient-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Shinar, A Skornick-Rapaport, S Maslovitz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of doubling the 30 mg dose of iron in women with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in singleton pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. Iron-deficient women were randomized during the second trimester to receive one or two capsules of daily iron supplement, containing 34 mg of ferrous sulfate, from 17 weeks until 6 weeks postpartum. The primary outcome was hemoglobin (Hgb) at 35 weeks. Secondary outcomes included ferritin at 35 weeks, Hgb during pregnancy and postpartum, birth weights, preterm birth rate, gastrointestinal side effects, intravenous iron administration and compliance...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383532/the-immature-platelet-fraction-creating-neonatal-reference-intervals-and-using-these-to-categorize-neonatal-thrombocytopenias
#16
B C MacQueen, R D Christensen, E Henry, A M Romrell, T J Pysher, S T Bennett, M C Sola-Visner
OBJECTIVE: The immature platelet fraction (IPF) is a laboratory measurement analogous to the reticulocyte count, but reflecting the thrombopoietic state. Similar to a reticulocyte count, it can be expressed as a percent (IPF%=percent of platelets that are immature) or as an absolute number per μl blood; the immature platelet count (IPC=IPF% × platelets per μl of blood). STUDY DESIGN: Using a retrospective analysis of de-identified data from non-thrombocytopenic neonates, we created reference intervals for IPF% and IPC...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358386/lack-of-pregnancy-warnings-on-over-the-counter-dermatologic-products-containing-potentially-harmful-hydroquinone
#17
L L Bio, J J Cies
OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence of pregnancy warnings on over-the-counter (OTC) dermatologic products with hydroquinone, a potentially harmful ingredient. STUDY DESIGN: Data were obtained from the Food and Drug Administration National Drug Code Directory and Label Repository to identify OTC dermatologic products containing hydroquinone. Products were stratified based on pregnancy or general warning presence (WP) or absence (WA). Product characteristics were compared between groups: hydroquinone concentration, presence of external packaging, indication and warning statements...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358385/group-versus-traditional-prenatal-care-in-low-risk-women-delivering-at-term-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
E B Carter, K Barbier, R Sarabia, G A Macones, A G Cahill, M G Tuuli
OBJECTIVE: Group prenatal care (GC) models are receiving increasing attention as a means of preventing preterm birth; yet, there are limited data on whether group care improves perinatal outcomes in women who deliver at term. The purpose of this study was to evaluate our institutional experience with GC over the past decade and test the hypothesis that GC, compared with traditional individual care (TC), improves perinatal outcomes in women who deliver at term. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women delivering at term who participated in GC compared with TC...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358384/field-testing-of-decision-coaching-with-a-decision-aid-for-parents-facing-extreme-prematurity
#19
G P Moore, B Lemyre, T Daboval, S Ding, S Dunn, S Akiki, N Barrowman, A L Shephard, M L Lawson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess and modify an existing decision aid and field-test decision coaching with the modified aid during consultations with parents facing potential delivery at 23 to 24 weeks gestation. STUDY DESIGN: International Patient Decision Aid Standards instrument (IPDASi) scoring deficits, multi-stakeholder group feedback and α-testing guided modifications. Feasibility/acceptability were assessed. The Decisional Conflict Scale was used to measure participants' decisional conflict before (T1) and immediately after (T2) the consultation...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358383/the-effect-of-maternal-age-on-fetal-and-neonatal-mortality
#20
S Chaudhary, S Contag
OBJECTIVE: Determine the gestational age at which the risk of fetal or neonatal death associated with delaying delivery by 1 week exceeds the risk of neonatal death associated with immediate delivery, stratified by maternal age intervals. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of live births, stillbirths and neonatal deaths that occurred in the United States between 2010 and 2013 using birth data. Women were classified into six age categories. Singleton, non-anomalous pregnancies without hypertensive disease or diabetes were included...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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