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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786145/pilot-study-demonstrates-that-placental-histology-can-provide-an-additional-tool-for-diagnosing-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis
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J M A Ykema, E J D'Haens, M Havenith, J van Eyck, R A van Lingen, M A C Hemels
AIM: We explored whether placental histology could help to diagnose early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), guide clinical decision-making 48 hours after birth and reduce antibiotic use. METHODS: This study comprised 109 infants born at less than 32 weeks of gestation, who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of Isala, Zwolle, The Netherlands, between January 2013 and December 2013. EONS was defined as clinical symptoms plus raised serial C-reactive protein >10 mg/L and a positive (proven EONS) or a negative (suspected EONS) blood culture...
May 22, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785622/retrospective-surveillance-of-antibiotic-use-in-maternity-wards-and-neonatal-intensive-care-units-in-saint-petersburg-russia
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Timofey L Galankin, Alexey S Kolbin, Sergey V Sidorenko, Alexey A Kurylev, Elena A Malikova, Yuri V Lobzin, Dmitry O Ivanov, Nikolay P Shabalov, Anton V Mikhailov, Nikolay N Klimko, Gennadiy V Dolgov
Antibiotic overuse in infants is associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events. Development of antibiotic stewardship programs aimed at reducing overall antibiotic consumption requires epidemiological surveillance. Retrospective surveillance and evaluation of all antibiotics provided to every infant admitted to maternal wards or neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) from 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 were performed in five medical centers of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Types of antibiotics and dates of administration were recorded...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785548/operative-vaginal-delivery-in-case-of-persistent-occiput-posterior-position-after-manual-rotation-failure-a-6-month-follow-up-on-pelvic-floor-function
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Paul Guerby, Olivier Parant, Elodie Chantalat, Christophe Vayssiere, Fabien Vidal
PURPOSE: To compare the short- and long-term perineal consequences (at 6 months postpartum) and short-term neonatal consequences of instrumental rotation (IR) to those induced by assisted delivery (AD) in the occiput posterior (OP) position, in case of manual rotation failure. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study; tertiary referral hospital including all women presenting with persistent OP position who delivered vaginally after manual rotation failure with attempted IR or AD in OP position from September 2015 to October 2016...
May 21, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784518/impact-of-blood-donor-sex-on-transfusion-related-outcomes-in-preterm-infants
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Thomas Murphy, Anju Chawla, Richard Tucker, Betty Vohr
OBJECTIVE: Explore the role of red blood cell donor sex on preterm infant neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: In a retrospective, exploratory, cohort study, the hospital blood bank database was queried for units of blood released to neonatal intensive care unit patients in 2009-2010. The state blood center provided donor sex, and a department database provided neonatal characteristics and morbidities. Comparisons were made for 2 groups: those who ever received female blood and those who did not...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783977/effective-coverage-of-essential-inpatient-care-for-small-and-sick-newborns-in-a-high-mortality-urban-setting-a-cross-sectional-study-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya
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Georgina A V Murphy, David Gathara, Jacintah Mwachiro, Nancy Abuya, Jalemba Aluvaala, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Effective coverage requires that those in need can access skilled care supported by adequate resources. There are, however, few studies of effective coverage of facility-based neonatal care in low-income settings, despite the recognition that improving newborn survival is a global priority. METHODS: We used a detailed retrospective review of medical records for neonatal admissions to public, private not-for-profit (mission) and private-for-profit (private) sector facilities providing 24×7 inpatient neonatal care in Nairobi City County to estimate the proportion of small and sick newborns receiving nationally recommended care across six process domains...
May 22, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783963/he-tamariki-kokoti-tau-tackling-preterm-a-data-linkage-methodology-to-explore-the-clinical-care-pathway-in-preterm-deliveries
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Sara Filoche, Fiona Cram, Angela Beard, Dalice Sim, Stacie Geller, Liza Edmonds, Bridget Robson, Beverley Lawton
BACKGROUND: Significant health inequities exist around maternal and infant health for Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand - and in particular around a premature (preterm) delivery. Māori babies are more likely to be born preterm (8.1%, compared to an overall rate of 7.4%) and they are more likely to have a preterm death. An essential part of redressing these disparities is to examine the clinical care pathway and outcomes associated with preterm deliveries. This paper describes a protocol utilising national and local health collections to enable such a study...
May 21, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783717/associations-of-maternal-vitamin-d-deficiency-with-pregnancy-and-neonatal-complications-in-developing-countries-a-systematic-review
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Paige van der Pligt, Jane Willcox, Ewa A Szymlek-Gay, Emily Murray, Anthony Worsley, Robin M Daly
Pregnant women in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are at risk of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and prevalence throughout these regions are among the highest, globally. Maternal VDD has been associated with increased risk of a number of adverse maternal and neonatal health outcomes, yet research from developing countries is limited. We assessed the associations of maternal VDD during pregnancy with adverse health outcomes by synthesizing the literature from observational studies conducted in developing countries...
May 18, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783270/reducing-alarm-fatigue-in-two-neonatal-intensive-care-units-through-a-quality-improvement-collaboration
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Kendall R Johnson, James I Hagadorn, David W Sink
OBJECTIVE:  To reduce nonactionable oximeter alarms by 80% without increasing time infants were hypoxemic (oxygen saturation [SpO2 ] ≤ 80%) or hyperoxemic (SpO2  > 95% while on supplemental oxygen). STUDY DESIGN:  In 2015, a multidisciplinary team at Connecticut Children's Medical Center initiated a quality improvement project to reduce nonactionable oximeter alarms in two referral neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Changes made through improvement cycles included reduction of the low oximeter alarm limit for specific populations, increased low alarm delay, development of postmenstrual age-based alarm profiles, and updated bedside visual reminders...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782696/routine-antenatal-ultrasound-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-first-look-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Robert L Goldenberg, Robert O Nathan, David Swanson, Sarah Saleem, Waseem Mirza, Fabian Esamai, David Muyodi, Ana L Garces, Lester Figueroa, Elwyn Chomba, Melody Chiwala, Musaku Mwenechanya, Antoinette Tshefu, Adrien Lokangako, Victor Lokomba Bolamba, Janet L Moore, Holly Franklin, Jonathan Swanson, Edward A Liechty, Carl L Bose, Nancy F Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, Waldemar A Carlo, Nancy Kanaiza, Farnaz Naqvi, Irma Sayury Pineda, Walter López-Gomez, Dorothy Hamsumonde, Margo S Harrison, Marion Koso-Thomas, Menachem Miodovnik, Dennis D Wallace, Elizabeth M McClure
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound is widely regarded as an important adjunct to antenatal care (ANC) to guide practice and reduce perinatal mortality. We assessed the impact of ANC ultrasound use at health centers in resource-limited countries. DESIGN: Cluster randomized trial. SETTING: Clusters within five countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia). METHODS: Clusters were randomized to standard ANC or standard care plus two ultrasounds and referral for complications...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782437/skin-injuries-and-chlorhexidine-gluconate-based-antisepsis-in-early-premature-infants-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Valentina Vanzi, Rosanna Pitaro
Early premature infants are subjected to many invasive procedures in neonatal intensive care units, and effective skin antisepsis is an essential step in caring for these vulnerable patients. Nevertheless, preterm infants have an anatomically and physiologically immature skin and preserving their skin integrity is essential to avoid the risk of local and systemic complications. Skin particularities of newborns reduce the list of available antiseptics in neonatology. Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has excellent antiseptic properties and its antimicrobial efficacy cannot be understated, but there is great concern about its use for premature infants, referring to the risk of development skin injuries, such as skin erythema, burns, and blisters...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782383/genetic-testing-of-xy-newborns-with-a-suspected-disorder-of-sex-development
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Malika Alimussina, Louise Ann Diver, Ruth McGowan, Syed Faisal Ahmed
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review focuses on the neonatal presentation of disorders of sex development, summarize the current approach to the evaluation of newborns and describes recent advances in understanding of underlying genetic aetiology of these conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: Several possible candidate genes as well as other adverse environmental factors have been described as contributing to several clinical subgroups of 46,XY DSDs. Moreover, registry-based studies showed that infants with suspected DSD may have extragenital anomalies and in 46,XY cases, being small for gestational age (SGA), cardiac and neurological malformations are the commonest concomitant conditions...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781955/involvements-of-parents-in-the-care-of-preterm-infants-a-pilot-study-evaluating-a-family-centered-care-intervention-in-a-chinese-neonatal-icu
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Rong Zhang, Rui-Wena Huang, Xi-Ronga Gao, Xiao-Minga Peng, Li-Hui Zhu, Ramanathan Rangasamy, Jos M Latour
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a family-centered care intervention in a Chinese neonatal ICU. DESIGN: Pilot study using a randomized controlled trial design to inform a main randomized controlled trial study. SETTING: Stand-alone tertiary children's hospital in China with a 60-bed neonatal ICU serving as a regional neonatal ICU center. PATIENTS: Premature infants (n = 61) and their parents (n = 110)...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781876/postpartum-pain-management
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Pain and fatigue are the most common problems reported by women in the early postpartum period. Pain can interfere with a woman's ability to care for herself and her infant. Untreated pain is associated with a risk of greater opioid use, postpartum depression, and development of persistent pain. Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies are important components of postpartum pain management. Because 81% of women in the United States initiate breastfeeding during the postpartum period, it is important to consider the drug effects of all prescribed medications on the mother-infant dyad...
May 17, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781571/new-approach-to-accurate-interpretation-of-sickle-cell-disease-newborn-screening-by-applying-multiple-of-median-cutoffs-and-ratios
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Bichr Allaf, Franck Patin, Jacques Elion, Nathalie Couque
BACKGROUND: The main goal of newborn screening (NBS) for sickle cell disease (SCD) is to detect affected neonates so that specific preventive care can be implemented. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) used for NBS has high sensitivity and specificity, but we lack guidelines for quantitative hemoglobin (Hb) fraction interpretation. The purpose of this study was to determine cutoff values to standardize quantitative interpretation in SCD NBS for different clinical situation such as, red blood cell transfusion or beta-thalassemia, which can be real screening pitfalls...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781504/epidural-versus-non-epidural-or-no-analgesia-for-pain-management-in-labour
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REVIEW
Millicent Anim-Somuah, Rebecca Md Smyth, Allan M Cyna, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia is a central nerve block technique achieved by injection of a local anaesthetic close to the nerves that transmit pain, and is widely used as a form of pain relief in labour. However, there are concerns about unintended adverse effects on the mother and infant. This is an update of an existing Cochrane Review (Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesia in labour), last published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of all types of epidural analgesia, including combined-spinal-epidural (CSE) on the mother and the baby, when compared with non-epidural or no pain relief during labour...
May 21, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780772/the-trends-and-risk-factors-to-predict-adverse-outcomes-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-10-year-experience-from-2006-to-2015-in-a-single-tertiary-center
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Minji Kim, Juyoung Park, Soo Hyun Kim, Yoo Min Kim, Cheonga Yee, Suk-Joo Choi, Soo-Young Oh, Cheong-Rae Roh
Objective: To investigate the change of maternal characteristics, delivery and neonatal outcomes in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) over recent 10 years and to identify the risk factors associated with adverse outcome. Methods: Consecutive GDM patients (n=947) delivered in our institution were included. Research period was arbitrarily divided into 2 periods (period 1: from 2006 to 2010, period 2: from 2011 to 2015). Multiple pregnancies or preexisting diabetes were excluded...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779984/decreasing-prevalence-and-severity-of-cerebral-palsy-in-norway-among-children-born-1999-to-2010-concomitant-with-improvements-in-perinatal-health
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Sandra Julsen Hollung, Torstein Vik, Stian Lydersen, Inger Johanne Bakken, Guro L Andersen
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to explore if the prevalence and clinical characteristics of cerebral palsy (CP), concomitant with perinatal health indicators in the general population, remained unchanged for children born in Norway between 1999 and 2010. METHODS: This national multi-register cohort study included 711 174 children recorded in the Medical Birth Registry of Norway. Among these, 707 916 were born alive, and 1664 had a validated diagnosis of CP recorded in the Cerebral Palsy Registry of Norway and/or the Norwegian Patient Registry...
May 8, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779927/patent-ductus-arteriosus-the-physiology-of-transition
#18
REVIEW
Poorva Deshpande, Michelle Baczynski, Patrick J McNamara, Amish Jain
The transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life represents a critical phase of physiological adaptation which impacts many organ systems, most notably the heart and the lungs. The majority of term neonates complete this transition without complications; however, dysregulation of normal postnatal adaptation may lead to acute cardiopulmonary instability, necessitating advanced intensive care support. Although not as well appreciated as changes in vascular resistances, the shunt across the DA plays a crucial physiologic role in the adaptive processes related to normal transitional circulation...
May 5, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779802/feasibility-of-initiating-early-enteral-nutrition-after-congenital-heart-surgery-in-neonates-and-infants
#19
Rajat Kalra, Rohit Vohra, Malti Negi, Reena Joshi, Neeraj Aggarwal, Mridul Aggarwal, Raja Joshi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of initiating enteral nutrition support with first 24 h of congenital heart repairs in neonates and Infants and its impact on outcomes following surgery. DESIGN: It is a prospective randomized control single blind study. SETTING: It is a single centre prospective study carried out in a tertiary care centre at Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. PATIENTS: All patients with the cyanotic congenital heart disease with increase pulmonary blood flow, weighing less than 5 kg and undergoing congenital heart repair during the study period were included in the study...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779763/bathing-a-premature-infant-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Daniel Fernández, Rebeca Antolín-Rodríguez
PROBLEM: Daily bathing of the preterm infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a process that is usually done routinely, but it can cause many adverse effects on the stability of the infant. Highlights include decreased body temperature and increased stress, which can cause alterations in its proper growth and development. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: We included both descriptive studies and analytical studies that evaluated the effects of bathing on the physiological state of the preterm infants admitted to NICU...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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