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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738027/n-terminal-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-urinary-concentrations-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Christoph Bührer, Ömer Erdeve, Anton van Kaam, Angelika Berger, Evelyn Lechner, Benjamin Bar-Oz, Karel Allegaert, Tom Stiris, İstemi Han Çelik, Janet Berrington
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To validate findings of a single-center pilot study showing elevated urinary N-terminal B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) concentrations in preterm infants subsequently developing severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a multicenter setting across 8 European and Middle East countries. METHODS: Prospective observational study in 967 preterm infants<30 weeks gestational age assessing the capacity of urinary NTproBNP on day of life (DOL) 14 and 28 to predict ROP requiring treatment...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737862/neonatal-mortality-in-argentina-situation-analysis-from-2005-to-2014
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Juliana Z Finkelstein, Mariana Duhau, María L Fasola, Paola Escobar
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal mortality (NM) refers to deaths occurring between birth and 27 days of life. This component of infant mortality has shown the least reduction over the past 50 years. The objective of this study was to analyze the course and characteristics of NM in Argentina. POPULATION AND METHODS: This was a descriptive, ecological study of NM in Argentina conducted between 2005 and 2014 to analyze its course, causes, and the relevance of prematurity and a low birth weight...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737546/the-perinatal-neonatal-care-journey-for-parents-of-preterm-infants-what-is-working-and-what-can-be-improved
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737545/the-perinatal-neonatal-care-journey-for-parents-of-preterm-infants-what-is-working-and-what-can-be-improved
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Linda S Franck, Alison McNulty, Fiona Alderdice
Preterm birth is traumatic for parents, but there are few reports of parents' views on how the healthcare journey can be improved. This secondary thematic analysis used focus group data from parent consultation on proposed neonatal services standards for Northern Ireland to discover parents' experiences and recommendations for the perinatal, neonatal, and home care phases. Parents of preterm infants (n = 40) described their healthcare journey as positive overall and were grateful for the caring and competent care providers they encountered...
July 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737311/amniotic-band-syndrome-with-pseudoarthrosis-of-tibia-and-fibula-a-case-report
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A Ananthan, G Athalye Jape, J Du Plessis, P Annear, R Page, S Rao
Constriction of the lower limb by congenital amniotic band has been proposed to explain the development of pseudoarthrosis of tibia and fibula. We report a case of amniotic band syndrome in a preterm infant with pseudoarthrosis of tibia and fibula. Simple release of constriction band with Z-plasty resulted in the growth of mature bone, replacing the pseudoarthrosis and hence did not require surgical amputation. Our case confirms the potential for bone growth in ABS, once the constricting band is released. Early limb preserving surgery with release of the constricting band with an intention to salvage the limb appears appropriate...
May 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737188/-late-preterm-the-%C3%A2-forgotten%C3%A2-infants-a-personal-perspective
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Xavier Demestre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736329/cord-blood-eicosanoid-signatures-and-newborn-gestational-age
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Sandra Gouveia-Figueira, Dries S Martens, Tim S Nawrot, Malin L Nording
Beyond prostaglandins, the function of eicosanoids and other oxylipins in pregnancy and labor is poorly understood. In contrast to earlier work focusing on preterm infants, we investigated how oxylipin levels in newborns (measured in cord blood) vary during the last weeks of pregnancy in 190 mother-newborns (≥37 weeks of gestation) of the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort, Belgium. We found increased levels of PGE2 (p=0.003), PGF2α (p=0.042), 8,9-DHET (p=0.037), 11-HETE (p=0.034), and 15-HETrE (p=0.008) associated with full term pregnancy compared to early term labor...
July 20, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736177/the-analgesic-effect-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-to-reduce-procedural-pain-in-preterm-neonates
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Kao-Hsian Hsieh, Shu-Jen Chen, Pei-Chen Tsao, Chih-Chien Wang, Ching-Feng Huang, Chien-Ming Lin, Ya-Ling Chou, Wei-Yu Chen, I-Ching Chan
BACKGROUND: Painful procedures are unavoidable in the medical care of preterm babies. The unpleasant experience during the neonatal period may contribute to hyperalgesia and poor neurodevelopment outcome later. Seeking effective interventions to reduce pain are strongly indicated for these very small premature babies. The aim of this study is to investigate if instilling breast milk (BM) or dextrose water into oral cavity can reduce the procedural pain of heel stick for preterm babies...
July 11, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735979/using-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-detect-preserved-function-in-a-preterm-infant-with-brain-injury
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Charlotte Herzmann, Leire Zubiaurre-Elorza, Conor J Wild, Annika C Linke, Victor K Han, David S C Lee, Rhodri Cusack
We studied developmental plasticity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in a preterm infant with brain injury on structural MRI. fMRI showed preserved brain function and subsequent neurodevelopment was within the normal range. Multimodal neuroimaging including fMRI can improve understanding of neural plasticity after preterm birth and brain injury.
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735557/long-term-effects-of-prematurity-cumulative-medical-risk-and-proximal-and-distal-social-forces-on-individual-differences-in-diurnal-cortisol-at-young-adulthood
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Suzy B Winchester, Mary C Sullivan, Mary B Roberts, Crystal I Bryce, Douglas A Granger
This study examined the effects of prematurity, cumulative medical risk, and proximal and distal social forces on individual differences in the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in young adulthood. A prospective sample of 149 infants born healthy preterm (PT; n = 22), sick PT ( n = 93, medical illness, neurological illness, small for gestational age), and full term ( n = 34) was recruited from a Level III neonatal intensive care unit in southern New England between 1985 and 1989 and followed to age 23 years...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735268/early-surgery-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Rodney W Hunt, Leah M Hickey, Alice C Burnett, Peter J Anderson, Jeanie Ling Yoong Cheong, Lex W Doyle, Rodney W Hunt
OBJECTIVES: To (1) compare the neurodevelopmental outcomes at 8 years of age of children born extremely preterm (EP) who underwent surgical procedures during the course of their initial hospital admission with those who did not and (2) compare the outcomes across eras, from 1991 to 2005. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort studies conducted over three different eras (1991-1992, 1997 and 2005). Surviving EP children, who required surgical intervention during the primary hospitalisation, were assessed for general intelligence (IQ) and neurosensory status at 8 years of age...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734807/-a-survey-on-premedication-prior-to-intubation-in-very-preterm-infants-28-32wg-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-french-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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E Boiron, E Merlot, G Loron, X Durrmeyer, E Guyot
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES: Tracheal intubation is a painful procedure for which the routine use of analgesia is recommended. However, the use of premedication for intubation is not yet generalized and there is great diversity in the drugs used. The main objective of this study was to describe the frequency of premedication use in preterm neonates aged between 28 and 32weeks of gestation, intubated for respiratory distress syndrome. Secondary objectives were to describe the existence of a written protocol, its influence on the frequency of premedication and the drugs used...
July 19, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734779/metabolic-bone-disease-in-preterm-infants-relationship-between-radiologic-grading-in-the-wrist-and-serum-biochemical-markers
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S K You, J E Lee, S M Lee, H-H Cho
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between radiographic findings of metabolic bone disease (MBD) and serum biochemical markers in preterm infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 159 preterm infants were included in this study. Two readers reviewed the wrist radiography for grading according to MBD severity. We recorded the levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and phosphorous (P) immediately after birth, on the same day of the first wrist radiography (ALP-s, P-s), the highest/lowest ALP/P levels before the first wrist radiography (ALP-hb/P-lb) and during follow-up (ALP-h/P-l)...
July 19, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734732/perinatal-and-neonatal-use-of-sedation-and-analgesia
#14
REVIEW
Christopher McPherson, Terrie Inder
Optimal obstetric and neonatal care requires the provision of adequate analgesia for painful procedures. However, anesthetic and analgesic agents have the potential to adversely impact the developing fetal/neonatal brain. In this setting, clinicians must assess the risks and benefits of pharmacologic anesthesia and analgesia for specific indications in this population. General anesthesia is required for non-obstetric surgery and cesarean section in the absence of neuraxial anesthesia for the health of the mother and fetus...
July 19, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734731/postnatal-corticosteroids-to-prevent-or-treat-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-who-might-benefit
#15
REVIEW
Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Y Cheong
Newborn infants born very preterm are at high risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia, which is associated with not only mortality but also adverse long-term neurological and respiratory outcomes in survivors. Postnatal corticosteroids might reduce the risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or reduce its severity. However, it is important to minimize exposure to the potentially harmful effects of corticosteroids, particularly on the developing brain. Systemic corticosteroids started after the first week of life have shown the most benefit in infants at highest risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia, whereas inhaled corticosteroids have little effect in children with established lung disease...
July 19, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734510/neonatal-and-perinatal-infections
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REVIEW
Amira M Khan, Shaun K Morris, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Lack of success in achieving considerable reductions in neonatal mortality is a contributory factor in failing to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4.2.6 million neonates still die each year, with preterm birth and infections the two leading causes. Maternal infections and environmental and infant factors influence acquisition of viral and bacterial infections in the perinatal and neonatal period. Scaling up evidence-based interventions addressing maternal risk factors and underlying causes could reduce neonatal infections by 84%...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733681/gestational-age-specific-sex-difference-in-mortality-and-morbidities-of-preterm-infants-a-nationwide-study
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So-Yeon Shim, Su Jin Cho, Kyoung Ae Kong, Eun Ae Park
This study aims to determine whether male sex has adverse effect on mortality and morbidities in very low birth weight infants (VLBWI) <30 weeks of gestation and to ascertain this sex effect, stratified by gestational age, adjusting for perinatal risk factors. This is a population-based study from Korean Neonatal Network for VLBWI born at 23(+0) and 29(+6) weeks of gestation between January 2013 and December 2014. The primary outcome was gestation-specific sex difference in the occurrence of mortality, combined morbidities, and individual morbidity...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733478/growth-and-morbidity-of-extremely-preterm-infants-after-early-full-enteral-nutrition
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Christoph Maas, Axel R Franz, Stefanie von Krogh, Jörg Arand, Christian F Poets
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate feasibility and consequences of accelerated feeding advancement on short-term outcomes in extremely low gestational age neonates (ELGANs) who stayed in our institution for >28 days. METHODS: Retrospective single-centre cohort analysis covering the years 2011-2013. Data are presented as median (IQR). RESULTS: Infants '(n=77) birth weight was 745 (640 to 960) g and gestational age at birth 26.7 (25.1 to 27.4) weeks...
July 21, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733087/unobtrusive-assessment-of-neonatal-sleep-state-based-on-heart-rate-variability-retrieved-from-electrocardiography-used-for-regular-patient-monitoring
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Jan Werth, Xi Long, Elly Zwartkruis-Pelgrim, Hendrik Niemarkt, Wei Chen, Ronald M Aarts, Peter Andriessen
As an approach of unobtrusive assessment of neonatal sleep state we aimed at an automated sleep state coding based only on heart rate variability obtained from electrocardiography used for regular patient monitoring. We analyzed active and quiet sleep states of preterm infants between 30 and 37weeks postmenstrual age. To determine the sleep states we used a nonlinear kernel support vector machine for sleep state separation based on known heart rate variability features. We used unweighted and weighted misclassification penalties for the imbalanced distribution between sleep states...
July 18, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732119/association-between-pm2-5-and-pm2-5-constituents-and-preterm-delivery-in-california-2000-2006
#20
Rupa Basu, Dharshani Pearson, Keita Ebisu, Brian Malig
BACKGROUND: Particulate matter (PM) has been documented to contribute to preterm delivery. However, few studies have investigated the relationships between individual constituents of fine PM (PM2.5 ) and preterm delivery, and factors that may modify their associations. METHODS: In this study, we examined the associations between several prenatal exposure metrics to PM2.5 and 23 constituents of PM2.5 and preterm delivery in California from 2000 to 2006. In a retrospective cohort study including 231 637 births, we conducted logistic regression analyses adjusting for maternal, infant, temporal, geographic, and neighbourhood characteristics...
July 21, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
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