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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816029/development-of-a-3d-tissue-lung-phantom-of-a-preterm-infant-for-optical-measurements-of-oxygen-laser-detector-position-considerations
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Jim Larsson, Peilang Liao, Patrik Lundin, Emilie Krite Svanberg, Johannes Swartling, Märta Lewander Xu, Joakim Bood, Stefan Andersson-Engels
There is a need for further improving the clinical care of our most vulnerable patients - preterm infants. Novel diagnostic and treatment tools facilitate such advances. Here we are evaluating a potential percutaneous optical monitoring tool to assess the oxygen and water vapor contents in the lungs of preterm babies. The aim is to prepare for further clinical studies by gaining detailed understanding of how the measured light intensity and gas absorption signal behave for different possible geometries of the light delivery and receiver...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814566/neurodevelopmental-outcome-at-2-years-for-preterm-children-born-at-22-to-34-weeks-gestation-in-france-in-2011-epipage-2-cohort-study
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Véronique Pierrat, Laetitia Marchand-Martin, Catherine Arnaud, Monique Kaminski, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Cécile Lebeaux, Florence Bodeau-Livinec, Andrei S Morgan, François Goffinet, Stéphane Marret, Pierre-Yves Ancel
Objectives To describe neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years corrected age for children born alive at 22-26, 27-31, and 32-34 weeks' gestation in 2011, and to evaluate changes since 1997.Design Population based cohort studies, EPIPAGE and EPIPAGE-2.Setting France.Participants 5567 neonates born alive in 2011 at 22-34 completed weeks' gestation, with 4199 survivors at 2 years corrected age included in follow-up. Comparison of outcomes reported for 3334 (1997) and 2418 (2011) neonates born alive in the nine regions participating in both studies...
August 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814551/follow-up-of-extremely-preterm-infants-the-long-and-the-short-of-it
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Betty R Vohr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814550/changing-neurodevelopment-at-8-years-in-children-born-extremely-preterm-since-the-1990s
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Jeanie L Y Cheong, Peter J Anderson, Alice C Burnett, Gehan Roberts, Noni Davis, Leah Hickey, Elizabeth Carse, Lex W Doyle
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Survival of extremely preterm (EP; <28 weeks' gestation) infants has increased over the last 2 decades. Equivalent reductions in developmental morbidity in early childhood have not been consistently reported. The aim of this study was to determine trends in neurodevelopmental outcomes at 8 years of age of children born EP (22-27 completed weeks' gestation) over the past 2 decades. METHODS: Population-based cohorts of all EP survivors born in the state of Victoria, Australia in 1991-1992, 1997, and 2005 were recruited at birth...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814547/annual-summary-of-vital-statistics-2013-2014
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Sherry L Murphy, T J Mathews, Joyce A Martin, Cynthia S Minkovitz, Donna M Strobino
The number of births in the United States increased by 1% between 2013 and 2014, to a total of 3 988 076. The general fertility rate rose 1% to 62.9 births per 1000 women. The total fertility rate also rose 0.3% in 2014, to 1862.5 births per 1000 women. The teenage birth rate fell to another historic low in 2014, 24.2 births per 1000 women. The percentage of all births to unmarried women declined to 40.2% in 2014, from 40.6% in 2013. In 2014, the cesarean delivery rate declined to 32.2% from 32.7% in 2013...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814424/hospitalisation-of-preterm-infants-with-pertussis-in-the-context-of-a-maternal-vaccination-programme-in-england
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Lisa Byrne, Helen Campbell, Nick Andrews, Sonia Ribeiro, Gayatri Amirthalingam
AIMS: To assess whether preterm infants are at increased risk of pertussis infection and whether this increased following introduction of a maternal pertussis vaccination in England, while examining characteristics of infants associated with more severe disease. METHODS: Infants aged <60 days admitted between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2016 with a pertussis diagnosis code were extracted from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data. HES data were reconciled with existing surveillance systems to capture maternal vaccination status where available...
August 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813466/comprehensive-comparison-of-neonate-and-adult-human-platelet-transcriptomes
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Eva Caparrós-Pérez, Raúl Teruel-Montoya, Mª José López-Andreo, Mª Carmen Llanos, José Rivera, Verónica Palma-Barqueros, Jose E Blanco, Vicente Vicente, Constantino Martínez, Francisca Ferrer-Marín
Understanding the underlying mechanisms of the well-substantiated platelet hyporeactivity in neonates is of interest given their implications for the clinical management of newborns, a population at higher bleeding risk than adults (especially sick and preterm infants), as well as for gaining insight into the regulatory mechanisms of platelet biology. Transcriptome analysis is useful in identifying mRNA signatures affecting platelet function. However, human fetal/neonatal platelet transcriptome analysis has never before been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811513/altered-cerebellar-biochemical-profiles-in-infants-born-prematurely
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Marie Brossard-Racine, Jonathan Murnick, Marine Bouyssi-Kobar, Janie Coulombe, Taeun Chang, Catherine Limperopoulos
This study aims to compare the cerebellar biochemical profiles in preterm (PT) infants evaluated at term equivalent age (TEA) and healthy full-term newborns using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). We explore the associations between altered cerebellar metabolite profiles and brain injury topography, severity of injury, and prematurity-related clinical complications. We prospectively collected high quality (1)H-MRS in 59 premature infants born ≤32 weeks and 61 healthy full term controls. (1)H-MRS data were processed using LCModel software to calculate absolute metabolite concentration for N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA), choline (Cho) and creatine (Cr)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811156/screening-of-congenital-hypothyroidism-in-preterm-low-birth-weight-and-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-a-systematic-review
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Mahin Hashemipour, Silva Hovsepian, Arman Ansari, Mojtaba Keikha, Pooyan Khalighinejad, Negar Niknam
Evidence from different screening programs indicated that the rate of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) was higher in pre-term and low-birth-weight (LBW) newborns than normal ones. Incomplete development of hypothalamic-pituitary axis in this group of neonates results in the delayed rise of TSH and missing cases with CH. Hence, there is a great need for a practicable systematic screening method for proper diagnosis of CH in this group of neonates. In this review, we systematically reviewed papers with the following key words ([Congenital Hypothyroidism AND Screening AND Thyroxine AND Thyroid Stimulating Hormone AND Low Birth Weight AND Premature]) in international electronic databases including PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar...
July 22, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808302/effects-of-one-week-empirical-antibiotic-therapy-on-the-early-development-of-gut-microbiota-and-metabolites-in-preterm-infants
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Danping Zhu, Sa Xiao, Jialin Yu, Qing Ai, Yu He, Chen Cheng, Yunhui Zhang, Yun Pan
The early postnatal period is the most dynamic and vulnerable stage in the assembly of intestinal microbiota. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to newborn preterm babies and are frequently used for a prolonged duration in China. We hypothesized that the prolonged antibiotic therapy would affect the early development of intestinal microbiota and their metabolites. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed the stool microbiota and metabolites in 36 preterm babies with or without antibiotic treatment. These babies were divided into three groups, including two groups treated with the combination of penicillin and moxalactam or piperacillin-tazobactam for 7 days, and the other group was free of antibiotics...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807607/plasma-cell-and-serum-antibody-responses-to-influenza-vaccine-in-preterm-and-full-term-infants
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Carl T D'Angio, Claire P Wyman, Ravi S Misra, Jessica L Halliley, Hongyue Wang, Julianne E Hunn, Caitlin M Fallone, F Eun-Hyung Lee
BACKGROUND: Preterm (PT) infants are at greater risk for severe influenza infection and experience decrements in long-term antibody responses to vaccines. This may related to defects in antibody secreting cell (ASC) generation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships among the frequencies of influenza-specific antibody secreting cells, ASC numbers and subsets, and antibody responses to influenza vaccines (IV) among PT and full-term (FT) infants. DESIGN/METHODS: We enrolled 11 former PT (≤32weeks' gestation, ≤1500 g' birth weight) and 11FT infants, 6-17months of age, receiving their first influenza immunizations...
August 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806489/characteristics-of-spontaneous-births-attended-by-midwives-and-physicians-in-us-hospitals-in-2014
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Patrick Thornton
INTRODUCTION: This study compares characteristics and birth outcomes of women attended by certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives (midwives) and physicians in US hospitals in 2014. METHODS: Data reported in 2014 on the 2003 version of the US birth certificate were examined. Spontaneous vaginal births attributed to midwives and physicians and occurring in hospitals were included. Demographic and risk profiles and adjusted odds ratios for maternal and newborn outcomes were compared by provider type...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806296/the-risk-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-differs-among-preterm-pigs-fed-formulas-with-either-lactose-or-maltodextrin
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Randal K Buddington, Samantha L Davis, Karyl K Buddington
OBJECTIVES: When breast milk is unavailable for preterm infants, formulas are needed that won't increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Adding novel ingredients to formula to reduce NEC has not been effective clinically. Instead, we tested the prediction that NEC can be reduced by removing the maltodextrin now included in preterm formulas. METHODS: The preterm pig model of spontaneous NEC was used to evaluate growth, health, and intestinal responses to 6-7 days of feeding formulas that were identical except for the source of carbohydrate; either 100% lactose or maltodextrin; colostrum was used as the control...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804867/sources-of-distress-for-physicians-and-nurses-working-in-swiss-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Sabine D Klein, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Manya J Hendriks, Ruth Baumann-Hölzle, Jürg C Streuli, Thomas M Berger, Jean-Claude Fauchère, On Behalf Of The Swiss Neonatal End-Of-Life Study Group
BACKGROUND: Medical personnel working in intensive care often face difficult ethical dilemmas. These may represent important sources of distress and may lead to a diminished self-perceived quality of care and eventually to burnout. AIMS OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to identify work-related sources of distress and to assess symptoms of burnout among physicians and nurses working in Swiss neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). METHODS: In summer 2015, we conducted an anonymous online survey comprising 140 questions about difficult ethical decisions concerning extremely preterm infants...
August 14, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804715/former-very-preterm-infants-show-alterations-in-thyroid-function-at-a-preschool-age
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Anna Posod, Irena Odri Komazec, Ulrike Pupp Peglow, Dagmar Meraner, Elke Griesmaier, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
Preterm birth is frequently associated with altered thyroid hormone levels in the newborn period. Recent data suggest a role of prematurity independent of birth size also in childhood thyroid dysfunction. Whether the high-risk population of former very preterm infants (VPI) is particularly susceptible to thyroid hormone alterations is currently unknown. The aim of the present study was to assess whether former VPI display changes in thyroid hormone status in comparison to term-born controls at a preschool age...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804631/the-influence-of-d-chiro-inositol-and-d-myo-inositol-in-pregnant-women-with-glucose-intolerance
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Domenico Dell'Edera, Francesca Sarlo, Arianna Allegretti, Francesca Simone, Maria Giovanna Lupo, Annunziata Anna Epifania
The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that the use of inositol and folic acid from the first trimester of pregnancy, counteracts the onset of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women at risk, preserving the infants from macrosomia, hypoglycemia and preterm delivery. The authors collected data from the pregnant women at the laboratory (Unit of Cytogenic and Molecular Genetics), from January 2014 to April 2016, all with first trimester fasting plasma glucose (FPG) >92 mg/dl. A total of 40 women were treated with 250 mg/day D-chiro-inositol, 1...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802557/parents-perspectives-of-closeness-and-separation-with-their-preterm-infants-in-the-nicu
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Stephanie C Treherne, Nancy Feeley, Lyne Charbonneau, Anna Axelin
OBJECTIVE: To discover parents' perceptions of closeness to and separation from their preterm infants in the NICU. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive. SETTING: Urban Level III NICU. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty parents of preterm infants in the NICU. METHODS: After ethics approval, data were collected with a smartphone application created for this study. Parents recorded their descriptions of moments of closeness and separation over a 24-hour period in the NICU...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802067/crh-stimulation-tests-for-the-infants-with-relative-adrenal-insufficiency
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Kougoro Iwanaga, Akane Yamamoto, Takashi Matsukura, Fusako Niwa, Masahiko Kawai
BACKGROUND: Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants are considered to be vulnerable to relative adrenal insufficiency (RAI); however, diagnosis is difficult in some clinical settings. Considering this background, it is necessary to establish a diagnosis of RAI in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we attempted to clarify the difference in response to CRH stimulation tests for preterm infants with or without RAI. METHODS: Between June 2009 and December 2015, we performed CRH stimulation tests for preterm infants born at a gestational age of <30 weeks at around two weeks of age...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801435/differences-in-the-pregnancy-gestation-period-and-mean-birth-weights-in-infants-born-to-indian-pakistani-bangladeshi-and-white-british-mothers-in-luton-uk-a-retrospective-analysis-of-routinely-collected-data
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Rebecca Garcia, Nasreen Ali, Andy Guppy, Malcolm Griffiths, Gurch Randhawa
OBJECTIVE: To compare mean birth weights and gestational age at delivery of infants born to Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and white British mothers in Luton, UK. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis using routinely recorded secondary data in Ciconia Maternity information System, between 2008 and 2013. SETTING: Luton, UK. PARTICIPANTS: Mothers whose ethnicity was recorded as white British, Bangladeshi, Pakistani or Indian and living in Luton, aged over 16, who had a live singleton birth over 24 weeks of gestation were included in the analysis (n=14 871)...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801253/investigating-the-maturation-of-microstructure-and-radial-orientation-in-the-preterm-human-cortex-with-diffusion-mri
#20
Zach Eaton-Rosen, Benoit Scherrer, Andrew Melbourne, Sebastien Ourselin, Jeffrey J Neil, Simon K Warfield
Preterm birth disrupts and alters the complex developmental processes in the cerebral cortex. This disruption may be a contributing factor to widespread delay and cognitive difficulties in the preterm population. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW MRI) is a noninvasive imaging technique that makes inferences about cellular structures, at scales smaller than the imaging resolution. One established finding is that DW MRI shows a transient radial alignment in the preterm cortex. In this study, we quantify this maturational process with the "radiality index", a parameter that measures directional coherence, which we expect to change rapidly in the perinatal period...
August 8, 2017: NeuroImage
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