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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435137/group-b-streptococcus-and-perinatal-mortality
#1
Piet Cools, Pierrette Melin
The World Health Organization estimates that every year, one million neonatal deaths occur because of neonatal infection. Furthermore, an equal number of stillbirths are thought to be caused by infections. Here we discuss the role of Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus, GBS) in neonatal disease and stillbirth.
April 20, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432664/human-perinatal-immunity-in-physiological-conditions-and-during-infection
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REVIEW
Gijs T J van Well, Leonie A Daalderop, Tim Wolfs, Boris W Kramer
The intrauterine environment was long considered sterile. However, several infectious threats are already present during fetal life. This review focuses on the postnatal immunological consequences of prenatal exposure to microorganisms and related inflammatory stimuli. Both the innate and adaptive immune systems of the fetus and neonate are immature, which makes them highly susceptible to infections. There is good evidence that prenatal infections are a primary cause of preterm births. Additionally, the association between antenatal inflammation and adverse neonatal outcomes has been well established...
December 2017: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431858/third-trimester-preterm-and-term-premature-rupture-of-membranes-is-there-any-difference-in-maternal-characteristics-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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Ivana Chandra, Lizhou Sun
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance and management of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) remains a topic of a controversy. Although PROM is associated with a low rate of complications, PPROM may lead to significant neonatal and maternal morbidity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 714 women who presented to Jiangsu Province Hospital with third trimester PPROM or PROM between January and December 2015. The data were analyzed by SPSS; the significance of maternal characteristics, and maternal and neonatal outcomes were tested using Student's t test and the χ(2) test...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431127/cytomegalovirus-cmv-kinetics-following-primary-infection-in-healthy-women
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Michael S Forman, Dhananjay Vaidya D, Oluwaseyi Bolorunduro, Marie Diener-West, Robert F Pass, Ravit Arav-Boger
The kinetics of CMV DNA in infected asymptomatic hosts are largely unknown. We measured viral load (VL) in 124 fluid samples (oral, urine, vaginal, blood) collected from 21 women who acquired CMV. A quantitative real-time PCR of US17, which correlated with clinical assays, was used. VL decreased following primary infection in all fluids. The geometric mean VL of vaginal fluid was significantly higher than that of other sources: oral (3.89 95% CI [1.43 - 10.57]), urine (6.36 95% CI [2.48 - 16.32]) and whole blood (11...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426649/the-importance-of-appropriate-initial-bacterial-colonization-of-the-intestine-in-newborn-child-and-adult-health
#5
REVIEW
W Allan Walker
The fetus does not reside in a sterile intrauterine environment and is exposed to commensal bacteria from the maternal gut/blood stream which crosses the placenta and enters the amniotic fluid. This intestinal exposure to colonizing bacteria continues at birth and during the first year of life and has a profound influence on lifelong health. Why is this important? Intestinal crosstalk with colonizing bacteria in the developing intestine affects the infant's adaptation to extrauterine life (immune homeostasis) and provides protection against disease expression (allergy, autoimmune disease, obesity, etc...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419007/persistence-of-hepatitis-b-immunity-following-3-dose-infant-primary-series-in-hiv-infected-thai-adolescents-and-immunologic-response-to-revaccination
#6
Keswadee Lapphra, Paveena Oungkananukit, Supawan Saihongthong, Wanatpreeya Phongsamart, Orasi Wittawatmongkol, Supattra Rungmaitree, Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit
BACKGROUND: HIV infection may alter immunologic response and the establishment of immune memory to infant hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination. This study aimed to determine the need to revaccinate perinatally HIV-infected Thai adolescents. METHODS: Cross-sectional serologic tests for HBV, including hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs-Ag), anti-hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), and anti-hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) were performed in perinatally HIV-infected adolescents...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419006/plasma-interferon-gamma-inducible-protein-10-ip10-level-associates-with-abnormal-memory-b-cells-phenotypes-in-perinatal-hiv-infection
#7
German A Contreras, James R Murphy, Gloria P Heresi
We demonstrate for perinatally HIV infected children and adolescents receiving cART and in good clinical status with respect to HIV disease that high concentrations of IP10 associate with increased exhausted memory B cells.
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413125/transient-dysautonomia-in-an-acute-phase-of-encephalopathy-with-biphasic-seizures-and-late-reduced-diffusion
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Yuko Ichimiya, Noriyuki Kaku, Yasunari Sakai, Fumiya Yamashita, Wakato Matsuoka, Mamoru Muraoka, Satoshi Akamine, Soichi Mizuguchi, Michiko Torio, Yoshitomo Motomura, Yuichiro Hirata, Yoshito Ishizaki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Hiroyuki Torisu, Hidetoshi Takada, Yoshihiko Maehara, Shouichi Ohga
Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is a dysautonomic condition that is associated with various types of acquired brain injuries. Traumatic brain lesions have been documented as the leading cause of PSH. However, detailed clinical features of pediatric PSH caused by intrinsic brain lesions remain to be elusive. We present a 3-year-old boy, who had been diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, developmental delay and epilepsy after perinatal hypoxia-induced brain injury. He developed status epilepticus with fever on the third day of respiratory infection...
April 13, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409026/antiretroviral-treatment-adherence-knowledge-and-experiences-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-soweto-south-africa
#9
Stefanie Hornschuh, Janan Janine Dietrich, Celokuhle Tshabalala, Fatima Laher
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) management of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) is particularly pertinent to sub-Saharan Africa, where the pediatric HIV burden is marked. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence is a major challenge for AYAs. This qualitative study explored knowledge and experiences of adherence amongst AYAs attending treatment at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU), Soweto, South Africa. Four focus group discussions (FGDs) and eight in-depth interviews (IDIs) were conducted with HIV-infected 15-25-year-old ART recipients...
2017: AIDS Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407632/hypothermic-neuronal-rescue-from-infection-sensitised-hypoxic-ischaemic-brain-injury-is-pathogen-dependent
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Mari Falck, Damjan Osredkar, Elke Maes, Torun Flatebø, Thomas Ragnar Wood, Hemmen Sabir, Marianne Thoresen
Perinatal infection increases the vulnerability of the neonatal brain to hypoxic-ischaemic (HI) injury. Hypothermia treatment (HT) does not provide neuroprotection after pre-insult inflammatory sensitisation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a gram-negative bacterial wall constituent. However, early-onset sepsis in term babies is caused by gram-positive species in more than 90% of cases, and neuro-inflammatory responses triggered through the gram-negative route (Toll-like receptor 4, TLR-4) are different from those induced through the gram-positive route via TLR-2...
April 14, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403761/trends-in-the-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-infection-among-women-giving-birth-in-new-south-wales
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Lucy Deng, Joanne Reekie, James S Ward, Andrew Hayen, John M Kaldor, Marlene Kong, Jennifer M Hunt, Bette Liu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of targeted and catch-up hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination programs in New South Wales on HBV prevalence among women giving birth for the first time. DESIGN: Observational study linking data from the NSW Perinatal Data Collection for women giving birth during 2000-2012 with HBV notifications in the NSW Notifiable Conditions Information Management System. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: HBV prevalence in Indigenous Australian, non-Indigenous Australian-born, and overseas-born women giving birth...
April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403064/perinatally-acquired-chikungunya-infection-reports-from-the-western-hemisphere
#12
Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales, Ana Carvajal, Patrick Gérardin
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May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402971/implicating-receptor-activator-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-rank-rank-ligand-signalling-in-microglial-responses-to-toll-like-receptor-stimuli
#13
Anton Kichev, Pascale Eede, Pierre Gressens, Claire Thornton, Henrik Hagberg
Inflammation in the perinatal brain caused by maternal or intrauterine fetal infection is now well established as an important contributor to the development of perinatal brain injury. Exposure to inflammatory products can impair perinatal brain development and act as a risk factor for neurological dysfunction, cognitive disorders, cerebral palsy, or preterm birth. Pre-exposure to inflammation significantly exacerbates brain injury caused by hypoxic/ischaemic insult. Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) is a family of cytokines largely involved in inflammation signalling...
April 13, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401320/the-virulence-factors-of-group-a-streptococcus-strains-isolated-from-invasive-and-non-invasive-infections-in-polish-and-german-centres-2009-2011
#14
M Strus, P B Heczko, E Golińska, A Tomusiak, A Chmielarczyk, M Dorycka, M van der Linden, A Samet, A Piórkowska
Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) is one of the major human pathogenic bacteria that cause a wide range of diseases. Currently, increased incidence of streptococcal invasive infections is observed worldwide. In this study, we focused on the prevalence of genes encoding superantigens and type M proteins in the population of GAS strains from invasive versus non-invasive infections. We tested 253 GAS strains: 48 strains from patients with invasive infections (18 from wound/deep skin localization, 30 from women in labour) and 205 strains from non-invasive forms (147 from common infections of the upper respiratory, 49 from the vagina of females with genital tract infections and 9 from non-invasive wound and superficial skin infections)...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399458/the-role-of-maternal-anxiety-and-depressive-disorders-prior-to-and-during-pregnancy-and-perinatal-psychopathological-symptoms-for-early-infant-diseases-and-drug-administration
#15
Linda Krause, Franziska Einsle, Johanna Petzoldt, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Julia Martini
BACKGROUND: Maternal mental health prior to and during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with inflammatory diseases and gastrointestinal complaints in the offspring. Unfortunately, many studies merely focused on perinatal distress without consideration of lifetime anxiety and depressive disorders. AIMS: To prospectively investigate associations of anxiety and depressive disorders prior to and during pregnancy as well as perinatal distress with infants' inflammatory diseases, gastrointestinal complaints and corresponding drug administration...
April 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399423/bone-mineral-density-and-vitamin-d-concentration-the-challenges-in-taking-care-of-children-and-adolescents-infected-with-hiv
#16
Fabiana Bononi Carmo, Maria Teresa Terreri, Regina Célia de Menezes Succi, Suenia Vasconcelos Beltrão, Aida de Fátima Tomé Barbosa Gouvea, Erica Regina Cruz Paulino, Daisy Maria Machado
The increase in life expectancy for patients living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has resulted in health complications related to a chronic disease. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of bone mineral density (BMD) alterations and vitamin D concentrations in HIV-infected children and adolescents and to verify the variations in those parameters during a 12-month interval. METHODS: A prospective cohort study with a dual period of evaluation was conducted in 57 patients perinatally HIV-infected and one patient with sexual abuse in early infancy...
April 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398676/treatment-of-infections-during-pregnancy-progress-and-challenges
#17
REVIEW
Lisa M Noguchi, Richard H Beigi
BACKGROUND: Emergence of Zika virus as a pathogen with important implications for perinatal outcomes highlights the need to identify safe and effective strategies for prevention and treatment of maternal infections. METHODS: While substantial progress has been made in this area in recent years, significant regulatory and health systems barriers must still be overcome to identify and deliver evidence-based drug therapies for pregnant women. RESULTS: We review progress and outstanding challenges associated with the identification and implementation of new treatment options for maternal infections...
March 15, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398096/advances-in-therapy-for-the-prevention-of-hiv-transmission-from-mother-to-child
#18
Marcela A Moretton, Facundo Bertera, Eduardo Lagomarsino, Jennifer Riedel, Diego A Chiappetta, Christian Höcht
Actually, ~17.8 million women and 1.8 million children (<15 years) are currently infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Particularly, the majority of pediatric infections (>90%) resulted from 'HIV mother-to-child transmission' (MTCT), both in pregnancy, labour, delivery and later by breastfeeding. Due to its high pediatric incidence, MTCT represents a public health concern. Areas covered: In this review, we focus on available treatments and antiretroviral drugs recommended by the World Health Organization, and the main clinical investigations in antiretroviral pharmacotherapy to prevent the MTCT...
May 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394887/transmission-of-zika-virus-through-breast-milk-and-other-breastfeeding-related-bodily-fluids-a-systematic-review
#19
Susannah Colt, Maria N Garcia-Casal, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Julia L Finkelstein, Pura Rayco-Solon, Zita C Weise Prinzo, Saurabh Mehta
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is an emerging mosquito-borne disease, which is associated with an increase in central nervous system malformations and newborn microcephaly cases. This review investigated evidence of breastfeeding transmission from ZIKV-infected mothers to their children and the presence of ZIKV infection in breastfeeding-related fluids. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We conducted a systematic review of observational studies, case studies, and surveillance reports involving breastfeeding women with ZIKV infection in several international databases...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394273/hippocampal-neuronal-loss-in-infant-macaques-orally-infected-with-virulent-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-siv
#20
Heather Carryl, Koen K A Van Rompay, Kristina De Paris, Mark W Burke
The neurological impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on children includes loss of brain growth, motor abnormalities and cognitive dysfunction. Despite early antiretroviral treatment (ART) intervention to suppress viral load, neurological consequences of perinatal HIV-1 infection persist. Utilizing the pediatric simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection model, we tested the hypothesis that early-life SIV infection depletes neuronal population in the hippocampus. A total of 22 ART-naïve infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) from previous studies were retrospectively analyzed...
April 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
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