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Elisa C Martinez, Ravendra Garg, Pratima Shrivastava, Susantha Gomis, Sylvia van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections in infants and young children. There are no licensed RSV vaccines available, and the few treatment options for high-risk individuals are either extremely costly or cause severe side effects and toxicity. Immunomodulation mediated by a novel formulation consisting of the toll-like receptor 3 agonist poly(I:C), an innate defense regulator peptide and a polyphosphazene (P-I-P) was evaluated in the context of lethal infection with pneumonia virus of mice (PVM)...
October 19, 2016: Antiviral Research
Lei Cheng, Yuxia Zhang, Ying Gu, Chunmei Lu, Qing Liu, Hao Yuan
BACKGROUND: Supporting and involving the families of pre-term infants' in the discharge process provides them with confidence in caring for their infants at home. In an effort to facilitate families' readiness for discharge, the neonatal unit (NU) of the Children's Hospital of Fudan University has implemented a best practice project. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this project was to integrate the best available evidence on facilitating families' readiness for discharge into the nursing practice of the Children's Hospital of Fudan University...
September 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Lucilla Poston, Rishi Caleyachetty, Sven Cnattingius, Camila Corvalán, Ricardo Uauy, Sharron Herring, Matthew W Gillman
Obesity in women of reproductive age is increasing in prevelance worldwide. Obesity reduces fertility and increases time taken to conceive, and obesity-related comorbidities (such as type 2 diabetes and chronic hypertension) heighten the risk of adverse outcomes for mother and child if the woman becomes pregnant. Pregnant women who are obese are more likely to have early pregnancy loss, and have increased risk of congenital fetal malformations, delivery of large for gestational age infants, shoulder dystocia, spontaneous and medically indicated premature birth, and stillbirth...
October 10, 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Zoran Meštrović, Damir Roje, Marko Vulić, Mirela Zec
BACKGROUND: Optimal gestational weight gain has not yet been clearly defined and remains one of the most controversial issues in modern perinatology. The role of optimal weight gain during pregnancy is critical, as it has a strong effect on perinatal outcomes. PURPOSE: In this study, gestational body mass index (BMI) change, accounting for maternal height, was investigated as a new criterion for gestational weight gain determination, in the context of fetal growth assessment...
October 14, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Hendt P Versteegh, Navroop S Johal, Ivo de Blaauw, Michael P Stanton
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of recent evidence regarding long-term urological and sexual outcomes following surgery for Hirschsprung disease (HD). We aimed to undertake a systematic review of all HD literature to define these outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted on studies from 1966 to 2014. Relevant articles were assessed for urological/sexual operative complications and functional sequelae. Studies were analysed in qualitative (Rangel score) and quantitative syntheses...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Saki Horie, Kyoko Nomura, Junko Nakagawa, Michiko Kido, Mitsuhiro Sugimoto
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the predisposing factors associated with blood loss after delivery in mothers with full-term singleton babies. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we investigated 1,294 women who delivered singleton babies vaginally in 2011 at a medical center in Tokyo. We determined the amount of blood loss after delivery and covariates of age, parity, pre pregnancy body mass index (BMI), gestational weight gain (GWG), gestational week, pregnancy complications, lifestyles of smoking and drinking, placental weight, and infant weight and sex...
2016: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
K McCloskey, A-L Ponsonby, F Collier, K Allen, M L K Tang, J B Carlin, R Saffery, M R Skilton, M Cheung, S Ranganathan, T Dwyer, D Burgner, P Vuillermin
BACKGROUND: Excess adiposity and adiposity-related inflammation are known risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adults; however, little is known regarding the determinants of adiposity-related inflammation at birth. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and newborn adiposity and inflammation. METHODS: Paired maternal (28-week gestation) and infant (umbilical cord) blood samples were collected from a population-derived birth cohort (Barwon Infant Study, n = 1074)...
October 9, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
Eva Pölzlberger, Beda Hartmann, Erich Hafner, Ingrid Stümpflein, Sylvia Kirchengast
The impact of maternal height, pre-pregnancy weight status and gestational weight gain on fetal growth patterns and newborn size was analysed using a dataset of 4261 singleton term births taking place at the Viennese Danube Hospital between 2005 and 2013. Fetal growth patterns were reconstructed from three ultrasound examinations carried out at the 11th/12th, 20th/21th and 32th/33th weeks of gestation. Crown-rump length, biparietal diameter, fronto-occipital diameter, head circumference, abdominal transverse diameter, abdominal anterior-posterior diameter, abdominal circumference and femur length were determined...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biosocial Science
M E Harvey, M E Redshaw
OBJECTIVE: To explore communication and interaction between parents and clinicians following neonatal ultrasound (US) and MRI of the brain of babies born preterm. SETTING: This qualitative study was undertaken as part of a larger UK study of neonatal brain imaging. 511 infants were cared for in 14 London neonatal units with MR and cerebral US imaging in a specialist centre. PARTICIPANTS: Parents with infants born at <33 weeks gestation were randomised to receive prognostic information based on either MRI or US findings on their infants at term-corrected age...
2016: BMJ Open
X Li, A Andres, K Shankar, R T Pivik, C M Glasier, R H Ramakrishnaiah, Y Zhang, T M Badger, X Ou
Recent studies have shown associations between maternal obesity at pre- or early pregnancy and long-term neurodevelopment in children, suggesting in utero effects of maternal obesity on offspring brain development. In this study, we examined whether brain functional connectivity to the prefrontal lobe network is different in newborns from normal-weight or obese mothers. Thirty-four full-term healthy infants from uncomplicated pregnancies were included, with 18 born to normal-weight and 16 born to obese mothers...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Ellie Wernham, Jason Gurney, James Stanley, Lis Ellison-Loschmann, Diana Sarfati
BACKGROUND: Internationally, a typical model of maternity care is a medically led system with varying levels of midwifery input. New Zealand has a midwife-led model of care, and there are movements in other countries to adopt such a system. There is a paucity of systemic evaluation that formally investigates safety-related outcomes in relationship to midwife-led care within an entire maternity service. The main objective of this study was to compare major adverse perinatal outcomes between midwife-led and medical-led maternity care in New Zealand...
September 2016: PLoS Medicine
Kenneth K Mugwanya, Craig W Hendrix, Nelly R Mugo, Mark Marzinke, Elly T Katabira, Kenneth Ngure, Nulu B Semiyaga, Grace John-Stewart, Timothy R Muwonge, Gabriel Muthuri, Andy Stergachis, Connie L Celum, Jared M Baeten
BACKGROUND: As pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) becomes more widely used in heterosexual populations, an important consideration is its safety in infants who are breastfed by women taking PrEP. We investigated whether tenofovir and emtricitabine are excreted into breast milk and then absorbed by the breastfeeding infant in clinically significant concentrations when used as PrEP by lactating women. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a prospective short-term, open-label study of daily oral emtricitabine-tenofovir disoproxil fumarate PrEP among 50 HIV-uninfected breastfeeding African mother-infant pairs between 1-24 wk postpartum (ClinicalTrials...
September 2016: PLoS Medicine
Kirsten Risby, Steffen Husby, Niels Qvist, Marianne S Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: During the last decades neonatal outcomes for children born with gastroschisis have improved significantly. Survival rates >90% have been reported. Early prenatal diagnosis and increased survival enforce the need for valid data for long-term outcome in the pre- and postnatal counseling of parents with a child with gastroschisis. METHODS: Long-term follow-up on all newborns with gastroschisis at Odense University Hospital (OUH) from January 1 1997-December 31 2009...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Patrick M Sullivan, Agustin E Rubio, Troy A Johnston, Thomas K Jones
OBJECTIVES: To describe long-term risk of mortality, aortic insufficiency (AI), and re-intervention following balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in pediatric patients and to identify risk factors for re-intervention. BACKGROUND: Few studies report long-term outcomes following BAV in infants and children. METHODS: Kaplan-Meier estimates and proportional hazards regression were used in a retrospective study of 154 patients undergoing BAV from 1993 to 2013...
September 21, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Feng Zhang, Haiou Xia, Meiyun Shen, Xia Li, Ling Qin, Hongmei Gu, Xujuan Xu
BACKGROUND: Suction pressure has been reported to be a key driving force of lactation. An infant's sucking at its mother's breasts is the major stimulus to post-natal prolactin (PRL) secretion, and PRL is the essential hormone for lactation and milk production. It is unknown what role suction pressure has in PRL secretion and milk supply postnatally. OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between the suction pressure, PRL level, lactation, and milk supply in breastfeeding mother-infant dyads...
September 19, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Whitney A McCarthy, Edwina J Popek
Fetal anemia and hydrops may be caused by parvovirus B19 infection and maternal alloimmunization to RhD with subsequent hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. The use of intrauterine transfusion over the last few decades has dramatically improved outcomes. Prior literature has extensively documented placental changes associated with untreated parvovirus infection and RhD HDFN in intrauterine fetal demises (IUFD) and pre-term births; however, histopathologic changes in term placentas from term infants treated with IUT have not been reported...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
C E Dunlop, B M Brady, M McLaughlin, E E Telfer, J White, F Cowie, S Zahra, W H B Wallace, R A Anderson
With the improvement of long-term cancer survival rates, growing numbers of female survivors are suffering from treatment-related premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). Although pre-treatment embryo and oocyte storage are effective fertility preservation strategies, they are not possible for pre-pubertal girls or women who cannot delay treatment. In these cases, the only available treatment option is ovarian cortex cryopreservation and subsequent re-implantation. A 32-year-old woman had ovarian cortex cryopreserved 10 years previously before commencing high-dose chemotherapy and undergoing a haematopoietic stem cell transplant for recurrent adult Wilms tumour, which resulted in POI...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Goiuri Alberdi, Aoife E McNamara, Karen L Lindsay, Helena A Scully, Mary H Horan, Eileen R Gibney, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
UNLABELLED: The aim of this paper was to systematically review the published evidence on the relationship between the type of childcare and risk of childhood overweight or obesity. The databases PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library and EMBASE were searched using combinations of the various search terms to identify eligible observational studies published between 2000 and May 2016 in English. Fifteen publications from 7 countries matched the inclusion criteria. The most commonly reported childcare arrangements were centre-based (e...
October 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Akihito Takeuchi, Takashi Yorifuji, Kyohei Takahashi, Makoto Nakamura, Misao Kageyama, Toshihide Kubo, Tatsuya Ogino, Katsuhiro Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Doi
BACKGROUND: Small for gestational age (SGA) birth is linked with neurological deficits among children at pre-school age, but the evidence is still limited on whether such deficits are still observable at school age. We investigated the association between SGA birth and behavioral development at school age among full-term infants. METHODS: We analyzed data from a large, Japanese, nationwide, population-based longitudinal survey that started in 2001. We restricted the study participants to children born at 37-41weeks of gestation with information on birth weight and behavioral outcomes at 8years of age (n=33,795)...
September 10, 2016: Brain & Development
Christopher Megone, Eleanor Wilman, Sandy Oliver, Lelia Duley, Gill Gyte, Judy Wright
BACKGROUND: Conducting clinical trials with pre-term or sick infants is important if care for this population is to be underpinned by sound evidence. Yet, approaching the parents of these infants at such a difficult time raises challenges to obtaining valid informed consent for such research. In this study, we asked, What light does the analytical literature cast on an ethically defensible approach to obtaining informed consent in perinatal clinical trials? METHODS: In a systematic search, we identified 30 studies...
2016: Trials
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