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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527272/-does-corticosteroid-treatment-during-the-pre-and-postnatal-periods-affect-the-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-premature-newborns
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Marita Lardón, José Uberos, Eduardo Narbona
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoids, widely used in the perinatal period, may be associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects. OBJECTIVES: To analyze neurodevelopmental outcomes in a cohort of very low birth weight newborns treated with antenatal and/or postnatal corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study in which we included all very low birth weight babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital between 2008 and 2013...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527266/-risk-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-perinatal-asphyxia-in-neonates-at-the-hospital-universitario-del-valle-cali-colombia-2010-2011
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Javier Torres-Muñoz, Christian Rojas, Diana Mendoza-Urbano, Darly Marín-Cuero, Sandra Orobio, Carlos Echandía
INTRODUCTION: Perinatal asphyxia is one of the main causes of perinatal mortality and morbidity worldwide and it generates high costs for health systems; however, it has modifiable risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors associated with the development of perinatal asphyxia in newborns at Hospital Universitario del Valle, Cali, Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Incident cases and concurrent controls were examined. Cases were defined as newborns with moderate to severe perinatal asphyxia who were older than or equal to 36 weeks of gestational age, needed advanced resuscitation and presented one of the following: early neurological disorders, multi-organ commitment or a sentinel event...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526452/gestational-age-at-initiation-of-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-and-recurrent-preterm-birth
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Angela Ning, Catherine J Vladutiu, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, William H Goodnight, Tracy A Manuck
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in non-anomalous neonates in the US. Women with a previous early spontaneous PTB are at highest risk for recurrence. Weekly intramuscular 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) reduces the risk of recurrent prematurity. Though current guidelines recommend 17-OHPC initiation between 16-20 weeks', in clinical practice, 17-OHPC is started across a spectrum of gestational ages. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the gestational age at 17-OHPC initiation and recurrent PTB among women a prior spontaneous PTB 16-28 weeks' gestation...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526303/the-use-of-biobrane-%C3%A2-for-wound-coverage-in-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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Alan D Rogers, Erin Blackport, Robert Cartotto
INTRODUCTION: Published experience describing the use of Biobrane(®) for wound management in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS-TEN) is limited to case reports and case series involving ten or fewer patients. We have used Biobrane(®) in the care of SJS-TEN since 2000, and the purpose of this study was to review our experience with the application of Biobrane(®) for wound coverage in SJS-TEN. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases of SJS-TEN admitted to an adult regional ABA-verified burn center between January 1, 2000 and June 1, 2015 was conducted...
May 16, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524730/recent-advances-in-genetic-testing-for-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Michael A Iacocca, Robert A Hegele
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common genetic cause of premature coronary heart disease that is widely underdiagnosed and undertreated. To improve the identification of FH and initiate timely and appropriate treatment strategies, genetic testing is becoming increasingly offered worldwide as a central part of diagnosis. Areas covered: Recent advances have been propelled by an improved understanding of the genetic determinants of FH together with substantially reduced costs of appropriate screening strategies...
May 19, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520708/hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-screening-among-pregnant-women-and-care-of-infants-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-positive-mothers-guam-2014
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Winston E Abara, Susan Cha, Tasneem Malik, Mia S DeSimone, Bernadette Schumann, Esther Mallada, Michael Klemme, Vince Aguon, Anne Marie Santos, Melissa Collier, Mary Kamb
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is endemic among adults in the U.S. territory of Guam (1,2). Perinatal HBV transmission, which occurs at birth from an infected mother to her newborn infant, is a major mode of HBV transmission and maintains HBV endemicity (3). Approximately 90% of HBV-infected infants will develop chronic HBV infection, and approximately 25% of those will die prematurely from liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma (4,5). Since 1988, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that all pregnant women be screened for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), an indicator of HBV infection, and that infants of women who screen positive (HBsAg-positive women) receive postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) (hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis B immunoglobulin [HBIG])...
May 19, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516890/tocilizumab-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-real-clinical-practice-results-of-an-italian-observational-study
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Roberto Caporali, Luca Idolazzi, Stefano Bombardieri, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Roberto Gerli, Marco Govoni, Marco Matucci Cerinic, Giovanni Pomponio, Fausto Salaffi, Rossella Tirri, Francesca Benaglio, Laura Bianchino, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
OBJECTIVES: To describe the effectiveness and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ), an interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor, in a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recruited in clinical practice. METHODS: TRUST was an observational study in RA patients who started treatment with TCZ in the 6 months prior to site activation and were still on treatment at start of study; patients were followed up to 12 months after the first TCZ infusion. RESULTS: 322 RA patients were enrolled in 59 Italian centres (mean age: 55...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514992/sexual-difficulties-faced-by-men-in-the-solomon-islands-a-mixed-methods-study
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Paraniala Silas C Lui, Michael P Dunne, Philip Baker, Verzilyn Isom
Background: To date there has been little research into men's sexual and reproductive health in Pacific Island countries. The aim of this study was to describe men's sexual difficulties and barriers to their seeking reproductive health care in the Solomon Islands. Methods: The study included qualitative inquiry (17 individual interviews and three focus group discussions with a total of 21 men) and a quantitative quasi-randomised quota sample household survey (n=400). The prevalence of sexual difficulties and potential risk factors, such as chronic diseases, health risk behaviours, depression and psychological distress were measured using standardised questions translated into pidgin...
May 18, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514524/transition-from-hospital-to-home-parents-perception-of-their-preparation-and-readiness-for-discharge-with-their-preterm-infant
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Laurene Aydon, Yvonne Hauck, Jamee Murdoch, Daphne Siu, Mary Sharp
AIMS: To explore the experiences of parents with babies born between 28-32 weeks gestation during transition through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and discharge to home. BACKGROUND: Following birth of a preterm baby, parents undergo a momentous journey through the NICU prior to their arrival home. The complexity of the journey varies on the degree of prematurity and problems faced by each baby. The NICU environment has many stressors and facilitating education to assist parents to feel ready for discharge can be challenging for all health professionals...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508672/assessing-infant-oriented-care-with-developmental-support-approach-in-iranian-nicus
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Mostajab Razavi Nejad, Zahra Eskandary, Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Abolfazl Afjeh, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Forouzan Akrami
INTRODUCTION: Developmental care program is a comprehensive program to reduce secondary effects of NICU and special care on brain development in premature infants. This study aimed to assess neonatal care situation in Iranian NICUs based on developmental approach to design and provide clinical guidelines for daily care for the care givers and the infant's family. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in NICUS in Iran. A total of 23 NICUs of 9 Universities of Medical Sciences were investigated...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508607/sequelae-of-gh-treatment-in-children-with-pws
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Maïthé Tauber, Gwenaelle Diene, Catherine Molinas
More than 15 years after rGH was granted marketing authorization for children with PWS, a review of the sequelae, side effects and safety issues of rGH therapy is timely. The publications on issues concerning respiratory function, glucose metabolism, fat mass, and scoliosis at baseline and with rGH treatment are herein presented. We discuss the impact of rGH side effects, make proposals to prevent or treat them, and emphasise the remaining questions and perspectives. As a whole, the benefit /risk ratio is positive, although questions are raised about the role of GH in premature pubarche and its long-term effects, particularly the potential long-term oncogenic risk...
December 2016: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506352/-effect-of-breastfeeding-versus-formula-milk-feeding-on-preterm-infants-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Yong-Wei Li, Chao-Ying Yan, Lei Yang, Zong-Lai Han
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the importance of breastfeeding in preterm infants with various gestational ages. METHODS: A total of 639 preterm infants with a gestational age of 28(+3)-36(+6) weeks were enrolled, and according to the feeding pattern, they were divided into exclusive breastfeeding group (n=237) and formula milk feeding group (fed with liquid milk for preterm infants; n=402). These two feeding patterns were compared in terms of their effects on weight gain, laboratory markers including albumin (Alb) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP), incidence rate of feeding intolerance, and incidence rates of complications including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)...
May 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505223/association-of-short-antenatal-corticosteroid-administration-to-birth-intervals-with-survival-and-morbidity-among-very-preterm-infants-results-from-the-epice-cohort
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Mikael Norman, Aurelie Piedvache, Klaus Børch, Lene Drasbek Huusom, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Elizabeth A Howell, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Rolf F Maier, Ole Pryds, Liis Toome, Heili Varendi, Tom Weber, Emilija Wilson, Arno Van Heijst, Marina Cuttini, Jan Mazela, Henrique Barros, Patrick Van Reempts, Elizabeth S Draper, Jennifer Zeitlin
Importance: Administration-to-birth intervals of antenatal corticosteroids (ANS) vary. The significance of this variation is unclear. Specifically, to our knowledge, the shortest effective administration-to-birth interval is unknown. Objective: To explore the associations between ANS administration-to-birth interval and survival and morbidity among very preterm infants. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe (EPICE) study, a population-based prospective cohort study, gathered data from 19 regions in 11 European countries in 2011 and 2012 on 4594 singleton infants with gestational ages between 24 and 31 weeks, without severe anomalies and unexposed to repeated courses of ANS...
May 15, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503254/management-of-potential-long-term-toxicities-in-breast-cancer-patients
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C C O'Sullivan, K J Ruddy
Breast cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among women, and there are over 3 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today. Excellent cure rates with modern therapies are associated with substantial toxicities for many women; it is important that health care providers attend to the resulting symptoms and issues to optimize quality of life in this population. In this article, we review management options for potential long term toxicities in breast cancer survivors, with a particular focus on bone health, fertility preservation, premature menopause, cardiac dysfunction, and cognitive impairment...
December 2016: Current Breast Cancer Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502983/alkaline-phosphatase-a-novel-treatment-target-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-ckd
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Mathias Haarhaus, Vincent Brandenburg, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Peter Stenvinkel, Per Magnusson
Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of early death in the settings of chronic kidney disease (CKD), type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and ageing. Cardiovascular events can be caused by an imbalance between promoters and inhibitors of mineralization, which leads to vascular calcification. This process is akin to skeletal mineralization, which is carefully regulated and in which isozymes of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) have a crucial role. Four genes encode ALP isozymes in humans. Intestinal, placental and germ cell ALPs are tissue-specific, whereas the tissue-nonspecific isozyme of ALP (TNALP) is present in several tissues, including bone, liver and kidney...
May 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500974/ongoing-developments-in-rsv-prophylaxis-a-clinician-s-analysis
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REVIEW
Fariba Rezaee, Debra T Linfield, Terri J Harford, Giovanni Piedimonte
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common respiratory pathogen in infants and young children worldwide. Lower respiratory tract infection due to RSV is one of the most common causes of hospitalization for infants, especially those born premature or with chronic lung or heart disease. Furthermore, RSV infection is an important cause of morbidity in adults, particularly in the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. The acute phase of this infection is often followed by episodes of wheezing that recur for months or years and usually lead to a physician diagnosis of asthma...
May 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500860/interventions-for-preventing-silent-cerebral-infarcts-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Lise J Estcourt, Patricia M Fortin, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Carolyn Doree, Miguel R Abboud
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta globin) genes. SCD can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Silent cerebral infarcts are the commonest neurological complication in children and probably adults with SCD. Silent cerebral infarcts also affect academic performance, increase cognitive deficits and may lower intelligence quotient...
May 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499988/melanocortin-neurons-multiple-routes-to-regulation-of-metabolism
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REVIEW
Wen-Jie Shen, Ting Yao, Xingxing Kong, Kevin W Williams, Tiemin Liu
The burden of disability, premature death, escalating health care costs and lost economic productivity due to obesity and its associated complications including hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is staggering [1, 2]. A better understanding of metabolic homeostatic pathways will provide us with insights into the biological mechanisms of obesity and how to fundamentally address this epidemic [3-6]. In mammals, energy balance is maintained via a homeostatic system involving both peripheral and central melanocortin systems; changes in body weight reflect an unbalance of the energetic state [7-9]...
May 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495977/modelling-the-implications-of-reducing-smoking-prevalence-the-public-health-and-economic-benefits-of-achieving-a-tobacco-free-uk
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Daniel Hunt, André Knuchel-Takano, Abbygail Jaccard, Arti Bhimjiyani, Lise Retat, Chit Selvarajah, Katrina Brown, Laura L Webber, Martin Brown
INTRODUCTION: Smoking is still the most preventable cause of cancer, and a leading cause of premature mortality and health inequalities in the UK. This study modelled the health and economic impacts of achieving a 'tobacco-free' ambition (TFA) where, by 2035, less than 5% of the population smoke tobacco across all socioeconomic groups. METHODS: A non-linear multivariate regression model was fitted to cross-sectional smoking data to create projections to 2035. These projections were used to predict the future incidence and costs of 17 smoking-related diseases using a microsimulation approach...
May 11, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492288/epidemiology-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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REVIEW
Shannon M Dunlay, Véronique L Roger, Margaret M Redfield
Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a clinical syndrome associated with poor quality of life, substantial health-care resource utilization, and premature mortality. We summarize the current knowledge regarding the epidemiology of HFpEF with a focus on community-based studies relevant to quantifying the population burden of HFpEF. Current data regarding the prevalence and incidence of HFpEF in the community as well as associated conditions and risk factors, risk of morbidity and mortality after diagnosis, and quality of life are presented...
May 11, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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