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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045765/oral-anti-diabetic-agents-for-women-with-established-diabetes-impaired-glucose-tolerance-or-previous-gestational-diabetes-planning-pregnancy-or-pregnant-women-with-pre-existing-diabetes
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Joanna Tieu, Suzette Coat, William Hague, Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd
BACKGROUND: While most guidance recommends the use of insulin in women whose pregnancies are affected by pre-existing diabetes, oral anti-diabetic agents may be more acceptable to women. The effects of these oral anti-diabetic agents on maternal and infant health outcomes need to be established in pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, as well as in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus preconceptionally or during a subsequent pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of oral anti-diabetic agents in women with established diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance or previous gestational diabetes who are planning a pregnancy, or pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes, on maternal and infant health...
October 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032226/maternal-depressive-symptoms-linked-to-reduced-fecal-immunoglobulin-a-concentrations-in-infants
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Liane J Kang, Petya T Koleva, Catherine J Field, Gerald F Giesbrecht, Eytan Wine, Allan B Becker, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Padmaja Subbarao, Malcolm R Sears, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj
Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) plays a critical role to infant gut mucosal immunity. Delayed IgA production is associated with greater risk of allergic disease. Murine models of stressful events during pregnancy and infancy show alterations in gut immunity and microbial composition in offspring, but little is known about the stress-microbiome-immunity pathways in humans. We investigated differences in infant fecal sIgA concentrations according to the presence of maternal depressive symptoms during and after pregnancy...
October 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031398/polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-levels-at-birth-and-child-to-adult-growth-results-from-the-mefab-cohort
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N Stratakis, M Gielen, K Margetaki, R W Godschalk, I van der Wurff, S Rouschop, A Ibrahim, E Antoniou, L Chatzi, R H M de Groot, M P Zeegers
BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposure to polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may influence childhood growth. However, available evidence mostly derived from short-term studies is inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether fetal PUFA exposure is associated with height and body mass index (BMI), a common measure of adiposity, from 6 months to 23 years of age. METHODS: In the MEFAB cohort, we assessed cord blood phospholipid n-3 and n-6 PUFA levels, reflecting fetal exposure in late pregnancy...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030699/prematurity-and-biliary-atresia-a-30-year-observational-study
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Natalie Durkin, Maesha Deheragoda, Mark Davenport
AIM OF STUDY: The diagnosis of biliary atresia (BA) remains challenging and delay can lead to significant morbidity with time to surgery a key factor in determining outcome. Prematurity may impact on outcome potentially delaying diagnosis. We sought to assess whether the premature BA infants (PBA) have a delayed time to surgery and as such, worse outcomes? METHODS: Review of a single-centre prospectively maintained database. Prematurity was defined as delivery < 37/40 gestation...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982529/implementation-of-early-diagnosis-and-intervention-guidelines-for-cerebral-palsy-in-a-high-risk-infant-follow-up-clinic
#5
Rachel Byrne, Garey Noritz, Nathalie L Maitre
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, and is mostly diagnosed after age 2 years. Delays in diagnosis can have negative long-term consequences for children and parents. New guidelines for early cerebral palsy diagnosis and intervention were recently published, after systematic review of the evidence by international multidisciplinary experts aiming to decrease age at diagnosis. The current study tested the feasibility of implementing these guidelines in an American clinical setting...
August 30, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974647/a-quality-improvement-project-to-improve-evidence-based-inhaled-nitric-oxide-use
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Colleen A Hughes Driscoll, Natalie L Davis, Megan Miles, Dina El-Metwally
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (INO) reduces extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in term and near-term neonates with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn; however, its overutilization is increasing. We hypothesized that implementing a shared baseline protocol would safely improve evidence-based INO use in a Level IV neonatal ICU. METHODS: Through several plan-do-study-act cycles, a shared baseline protocol for initiation and weaning of INO was developed and implemented starting in August 2014...
October 3, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965435/early-rescue-neopuff-for-infants-with-transient-tachypnea-of-newborn-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Amani Mahmoud Osman, Rania Ali El-Farrash, Enas Hussein Mohammed
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of early continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), delivered using a T-piece-based infant resuscitator (Neopuff) via a face mask, in reducing the severity and duration of transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) as well as testing a hypothesis suggesting that rapid clearance of fetal lung fluid to the circulation via CPAP would increase plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP). METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (NCT01859533) was conducted on 64 late preterm/term neonates, delivered by cesarean section and presented by respiratory distress shortly after birth...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947468/study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effect-of-prenatal-omega-3-lcpufa-supplementation-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-preterm-birth-the-orip-trial
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Shao J Zhou, Karen Best, Robert Gibson, Andrew McPhee, Lisa Yelland, Julie Quinlivan, Maria Makrides
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth accounts for more than 85% of all perinatal complications and deaths. Seventy-five per cent of early preterm births (EPTBs) occur spontaneously and without identifiable risk factors. The need for a broadly applicable, effective strategy for primary prevention is paramount. Secondary outcomes from the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to Optimise Mother Infant Outcome trial showed that maternal supplementation until delivery with omega-3 (ω-3) long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA), predominantly as DHA, resulted in a 50% reduction in the incidence of EPTB and an increase in the incidence of post-term induction or post-term prelabour caesarean section due to extended gestation...
September 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938321/the-pierre-robin-mandible-is-hypoplastic-and-morphologically-abnormal
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Elizabeth G Zellner, Russell R Reid, Derek M Steinbacher
BACKGROUND: For Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) patients, there is incomplete characterization of 3D differences and effects of mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) on the mandible compared to normal controls. METHODS: PRS infants who underwent MDO at 2 craniofacial referral centerals with pre- and postoperative computed tomography (CT) scans were identified. A group of age-matched control patients with CTs were identified in the PACS database. Demographic and perioperative data were recorded...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934743/early-electroencephalography-suppression-and-postnatal-morbidities-correlate-with-cerebral-volume-at-term-equivalent-age-in-very-preterm-infants
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Sverre Wikström, Holger Hövel, Ingrid Hansen Pupp, Vineta Fellman, Petra S Hüppi, David Ley, Lena Hellström-Westas
BACKGROUND: Early brain activity is associated with long-term outcome. Establishing a relation also with postnatal brain growth may increase our understanding of early life influences on preterm brain development. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether early electroencephalography (EEG) activity in infants born very preterm is associated with brain volumes at term, and whether postnatal morbidity affects this association. METHODS: Very preterm infants (n = 38) with a median gestational age (GA) of 25...
September 22, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933266/intravenous-paracetamol-dosing-guidelines-for-pain-management-in-pre-term-neonates-using-the-paediatric-study-decision-tree
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P Mian, C A J Knibbe, E A M Calvier, D Tibboel, K Allegaert
BACKGROUND: Intravenous paracetamol (acetaminophen) has not been licensed for analgesia in preterm neonates or infants < 2 years, respectively, in Europe and the United States. A variety of dosing regimens is therefore used off-label. Because evidence supports the use of the same target mean steady state paracetamol concentration (Cssmean, 9-11 mg/L) for pain relief in neonates compared to older children and adults, dosing regimens based on this Cssmean were evaluated in a two-step approach...
September 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931391/umbilical-cord-bilirubin-as-a-predictor-of-neonatal-jaundice-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kelsey D J Jones, S E Grossman, Dharshini Kumaranayakam, Arati Rao, Greg Fegan, Narendra Aladangady
BACKGROUND: Hyperbilirubinaemia is a major cause of neonatal morbidity. Early identification of those infants most at risk might allow the development of targeted primary preventative therapy and follow-up. The objective of this study was to assess whether arterial umbilical cord bilirubin (aUCB) level at delivery predicts the development of neonatal jaundice in term deliveries. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of hospital biochemistry records identified term deliveries with recorded aUCB...
September 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928646/cortical-activation-during-action-observation-action-execution-and-interpersonal-synchrony-in-adults-a-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-fnirs-study
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Anjana N Bhat, Michael D Hoffman, Susanna L Trost, McKenzie L Culotta, Jeffrey Eilbott, Daisuke Tsuzuki, Kevin A Pelphrey
Introduction: Humans engage in Interpersonal Synchrony (IPS) as they synchronize their own actions with that of a social partner over time. When humans engage in imitation/IPS behaviors, multiple regions in the frontal, temporal, and parietal cortices are activated including the putative Mirror Neuron Systems (Iacoboni, 2005; Buxbaum et al., 2014). In the present study, we compared fNIRS-based cortical activation patterns across three conditions of action observation ("Watch" partner), action execution ("Do" on your own), and IPS (move "Together")...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925895/cardiovascular-drug-therapy-for-human-newborn-review-of-pharmacodynamic-data
#14
Ebru Ergenekon, Héctor Rojas-Anaya, María Carmen Bravo, Charalampos Kotidis, Liam Mahoney, Heike Rabe
BACKGROUND: Circulatory failure in preterm and term newborn infants is commonly treated with inotropes or vasoactive medications. In this structured literature review, the available data on pharmacodynamic effects of the inotropes adrenaline, dobutamine, dopamine, levosimendan, milrinone, noradrenaline, and the vasoactive drugs vasopressin and hydrocortisone are presented. METHODS: Structured searches were conducted to identify relevant articles according to pre-defined inclusion criteria which were human clinical trials published after 2000...
September 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922262/sugar-in-infants-children-and-adolescents-a-position-paper-of-the-european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-committee-on-nutrition
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Nataša Fidler Mis, Christian Braegger, Jiri Bronsky, Cristina Campoy, Magnus Domellöf, Nicholas D Embleton, Iva Hojsak, Jessie Hulst, Flavia Indrio, Alexandre Lapillonne, Walter Mihatsch, Christian Molgaard, Rakesh Vora, Mary Fewtrell
The consumption of sugars, particularly sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs; beverages or drinks that contain added caloric sweeteners (i.e. sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit-juice concentrates), in European children and adolescents exceeds current recommendations. This is of concern because there is no nutritional requirement for free sugars, and infants have an innate preference for sweet taste, which may be modified and reinforced by pre- and postnatal exposures. Sugar containing beverages/free sugars increase the risk for overweight/obesity and dental caries, can result in poor nutrient supply and reduced dietary diversity and may be associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular risk, and other health effects...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917582/preterm-pre-eclampsia-what-every-neonatologist-should-know
#16
REVIEW
Lisa Story, Lucy C Chappell
Although pre-eclampsia affects 5-10% of pregnancies globally and is responsible for substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, currently there is no cure other than delivery of the baby. Predictive screening tests based on clinical risk factors, with or without the addition of biomarkers and imaging, have been developed, but adoption into clinical practice is limited by suboptimal test performance. Once established pre-eclampsia is diagnosed, a woman is usually managed expectantly prior to 37weeks' gestation to reduce perinatal morbidity and mortality associated with iatrogenic prematurity until maternal or fetal triggers for delivery mean that risks of pregnancy prolongation outweigh the benefits...
September 13, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882910/crossover-trial-to-test-the-acceptability-of-a-locally-produced-lipid-based-nutrient-supplement-lns-for-children-under-2-years-in-cambodia-a-study-protocol
#17
Bindi Borg, Seema Mihrshahi, Mark Griffin, Chhoun Chamnan, Arnaud Laillou, Frank T Wieringa
INTRODUCTION: The acceptability and efficacy of existing ready-to-use supplementary and therapeutic foods has been low in Cambodia, thus limiting success in preventing and treating malnutrition among Cambodian children. In that context, UNICEF and IRD have developed a locally produced, multiple micronutrient fortified lipid-based nutrient supplement. This food is innovative, in that it uses fish instead of milk as the animal source food. Very few supplementary foods have non-milk animal source foods, and in addition they have not been widely tested...
September 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880949/maternal-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-response-to-foraging-uncertainty-a-model-of-individual-vs-social-allostasis-and-the-superorganism-hypothesis
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Jeremy D Coplan, Nishant K Gupta, Asif Karim, Anna Rozenboym, Eric L P Smith, John G Kral, Leonard A Rosenblum
INTRODUCTION: Food insecurity is a major global contributor to developmental origins of adult disease. The allostatic load of maternal food uncertainty from variable foraging demand (VFD) activates corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) without eliciting hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) activation measured on a group level. Individual homeostatic adaptations of the HPA axis may subserve second-order homeostasis, a process we provisionally term "social allostasis." We postulate that maternal food insecurity induces a "superorganism" state through coordination of individual HPA axis response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875353/does-shape-affect-function-articulatory-skills-in-babbling-of-infants-with-deformational-plagiocephaly
#19
Christian Linz, Tilmann Schweitzer, Lisa C Brenner, Felix Kunz, Philipp Meyer-Marcotty, Kathleen Wermke
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to quantitatively analyse pre-speech/early language skills in healthy full-term infants with moderate or severe deformational plagiocephaly (DP) and in infants without any skull asymmetry. METHODS: At 6 and 12 months, 51 children with DP (41 moderate, 10 severe cases) were studied, along with 15 infants serving as control. Deformational plagiocephaly (DP) was objectively determined based on cranial vault asymmetry (CVA) using 3D stereophotogrammetry (3dMDhead System® and Analytics 4...
September 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870230/pre-pregnancy-weight-gestational-weight-gain-and-the-gut-microbiota-of-mothers-and-their-infants
#20
Maggie A Stanislawski, Dana Dabelea, Brandie D Wagner, Marci K Sontag, Catherine A Lozupone, Merete Eggesbø
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence supports that the maternal gut microbiota impacts the initial infant gut microbiota. Since the gut microbiota may play a causal role in the development of obesity, it is important to understand how pre-pregnancy weight and gestational weight gain (GWG) impact the gut microbiota of mothers at the time of delivery and their infants in early life. In this study, we performed 16S rRNA gene sequencing on gut microbiota samples from 169 women 4 days after delivery and from the 844 samples of their infants at six timepoints during the first 2 years of life...
September 4, 2017: Microbiome
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