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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292543/the-impact-of-kangaroo-care-on-premature-infant-weight-gain
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REVIEW
Melvina Evereklian, Bobbie Posmontier
BACKGROUND: Preterm births occur among 11.4% of all live infant births. Without steady weight gain, premature infants may experience lengthy hospitalizations, neurodevelopmental deficits and hospital readmissions, which can increase the financial burden on the health care system and their families. The total U.S. health-related costs linked to preterm infant deliveries are estimated at $4.33 billion. Kangaroo care is a feasible practice that can improve preterm infant weight gain. However, this intervention is utilized less often throughout the U...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269170/sulcal-curve-extraction-using-laplace-beltrami-eigenfunction-level-sets
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Rosita Shishegar, Mary Tolcos, David W Walker, Leigh A Johnston
The complexity of the human cortex is demonstrated in the intricate pattern of gyri and sulci that arise from the cortical folding process during development. Quantitative assessment of cortical folding is important in the definition of normal brain development and provides insight into neurodevelopmental disorders. In this work, a method for sulcal curve extraction is proposed that combines the advantages of previously proposed depth based and curvature based methods. The technique, derived from Laplace Beltrami eigenfunction level sets, maps mean curvature on the level sets, and incorporates depth information using extracted sulci and gyri, a characteristic previously attributed only to depth based methods...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256692/-orofacial-alterations-and-surface-electromyography-in-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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V Rosell-Clari
INTRODUCTION: Surface electromyography has become a widely used technique for measuring the activity of different muscle groups. Although the reliability and validity of the technique are discussed, there is an important body of scientific literature that defends the use of this technique. AIM: To present through a case study, the two basic uses of surface electromyography: the measurement of orofacial muscular activity and use it as biofeedback modulator of the muscular activity itself...
February 24, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227400/sulcal-curve-extraction-using-laplace-beltrami-eigenfunction-level-sets
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Rosita Shishegar, Mary Tolcos, David W Walker, Leigh A Johnston, Rosita Shishegar, Mary Tolcos, David W Walker, Leigh A Johnston, David W Walker, Mary Tolcos, Leigh A Johnston, Rosita Shishegar
The complexity of the human cortex is demonstrated in the intricate pattern of gyri and sulci that arise from the cortical folding process during development. Quantitative assessment of cortical folding is important in the definition of normal brain development and provides insight into neurodevelopmental disorders. In this work, a method for sulcal curve extraction is proposed that combines the advantages of previously proposed depth based and curvature based methods. The technique, derived from Laplace Beltrami eigenfunction level sets, maps mean curvature on the level sets, and incorporates depth information using extracted sulci and gyri, a characteristic previously attributed only to depth based methods...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208138/a-comparison-of-the-thompson-encephalopathy-score-and-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-in-infants-with-perinatal-asphyxia-and-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Lauren C Weeke, Ana Vilan, Mona C Toet, Ingrid C van Haastert, Linda S de Vries, Floris Groenendaal
BACKGROUND: In previous studies clinical signs or amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG)-based signs of encephalopathy were used to select infants with perinatal asphyxia for treatment with hypothermia. AIM: The objective of this study was to compare Thompson encephalopathy scores and aEEG, and relate both to outcome. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thompson scores, aEEG, and outcome were compared in 122 infants with perinatal asphyxia and therapeutic hypothermia...
February 17, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195417/toward-the-automatic-quantification-of-in-utero-brain-development-in-3d-structural-mri-a-review
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REVIEW
Oualid M Benkarim, Gerard Sanroma, Veronika A Zimmer, Emma Muñoz-Moreno, Nadine Hahner, Elisenda Eixarch, Oscar Camara, Miguel Angel González Ballester, Gemma Piella
Investigating the human brain in utero is important for researchers and clinicians seeking to understand early neurodevelopmental processes. With the advent of fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques and the development of motion correction algorithms to obtain high-quality 3D images of the fetal brain, it is now possible to gain more insight into the ongoing maturational processes in the brain. In this article, we present a review of the major building blocks of the pipeline toward performing quantitative analysis of in vivo MRI of the developing brain and its potential applications in clinical settings...
February 14, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192196/quantification-of-various-app-mrna-isoforms-and-epistasis-in-lesch-nyhan-disease
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Khue Vu Nguyen, William L Nyhan
The present work is the development of a simple and specific kinetic method based on RT-PCR technique coupled with direct sequencing for quantification of various amyloid precursor protein-mRNA isoforms (APP-mRNA isoforms) in biological samples, especially for identifying the most abundant one that may decisive for the normal status or disease risk. Application of this kinetic method to the Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) was performed and results indicated an epistasis between mutated hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase1 (HPRT1) and APP genes...
March 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174603/mlpa-analysis-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-autism
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Sara Peixoto, Joana B Melo, José Ferrão, Luís M Pires, Nuno Lavoura, Marta Pinto, Guiomar Oliveira, Isabel M Carreira
BACKGROUND: Autism is a global neurodevelopmental disorder which generally manifests during the first 2 years and continues throughout life, with a range of symptomatic variations. Epidemiological studies show an important role of genetic factors in autism and several susceptible regions and genes have been identified. The aim of our study was to validate a cost-effective set of commercial Multiplex Ligation dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) and methylation specific multiplex ligation dependent probe amplification (MS-MLPA) test in autistic children refered by the neurodevelopmental center and autism unit of a Paediatric Hospital...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166485/neuroimaging-and-occupational-therapy-bridging-the-gap-to-advance-rehabilitation-in-developmental-coordination-disorder
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Meisan Brown-Lum, Jill G Zwicker
Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by poor motor skills that interfere with a child's ability to perform everyday activities. Little is known about the neural mechanisms that implicate DCD, making it difficult to understand why children with DCD struggle to learn motor skills and selecting the best intervention to optimize function. Neuroimaging studies that utilize magnetic resonance imaging techniques have the capacity to play a critical role in helping to guide clinicians to optimize functional outcomes of children with DCD using evidence-based rehabilitation interventions...
January 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157275/continuous-cardiotocography-ctg-as-a-form-of-electronic-fetal-monitoring-efm-for-fetal-assessment-during-labour
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REVIEW
Zarko Alfirevic, Declan Devane, Gillian Ml Gyte, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Cardiotocography (CTG) records changes in the fetal heart rate and their temporal relationship to uterine contractions. The aim is to identify babies who may be short of oxygen (hypoxic) to guide additional assessments of fetal wellbeing, or determine if the baby needs to be delivered by caesarean section or instrumental vaginal birth. This is an update of a review previously published in 2013, 2006 and 2001. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of continuous cardiotocography when used as a method to monitor fetal wellbeing during labour...
February 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137240/ascidians-an-emerging-marine-model-for-drug-discovery-and-screening
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Rémi Dumollard, Ievgeniia Gazo, Isa D L Gomes, Lydia Besnardeau, Alex McDougall
Ascidians (tunicates; sea squirts) are marine animals which provide a source of diverse, bioactive natural products, and a model for toxicity screenings. Compounds isolated from ascidians comprise an approved anti-tumor drug and many others are potent drug leads. Furthermore, the use of invertebrate embryos for toxicological screening tests or analysis offers the possibility to image a large number of samples for high throughput screens. Ascidians are members of a sister clade to the vertebrates and make a vertebrate-like tadpole larva composed of less than 3000 cells in 18 hours...
January 29, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100528/higher-risk-of-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-in-children-with-neurodevelopmental-disability-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-12%C3%A2-904-patients
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M A Jay, B M Thomas, R Nandi, R F Howard
BACKGROUND: Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities may be at risk of opioid-induced respiratory depression. We aimed to quantify the risks and effectiveness of morphine nurse-controlled analgesia (morphine-NCA) for postoperative pain in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study of 12 904 children who received postoperative i.v. morphine-NCA. Subjects were divided into a neurodevelopmental disability group and a control group...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096130/early-life-nutrition-and-neurodevelopment-use-of-the-piglet-as-a-translational-model
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REVIEW
Austin T Mudd, Ryan N Dilger
Optimal nutrition early in life is critical to ensure proper structural and functional development of infant organ systems. Although pediatric nutrition historically has emphasized research on the relation between nutrition, growth rates, and gastrointestinal maturation, efforts increasingly have focused on how nutrition influences neurodevelopment. The provision of human milk is considered the gold standard in pediatric nutrition; thus, there is interest in understanding how functional nutrients and bioactive components in milk may modulate developmental processes...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079770/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-after-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Jacques Balayla, Odile Sheehy, William D Fraser, Jean R Séguin, Jacquetta Trasler, Patricia Monnier, Andrea A MacLeod, Marie-Noëlle Simard, Gina Muckle, Anick Bérard
OBJECTIVE: To compare children's cognitive, motor, and language development at 2 years of age after assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) relative to natural conception. METHODS: The 3D-Study (2010-2012) is a prospective cohort study, which sought to improve the understanding among perinatal events, obstetric outcomes, and child development. A total of 2,366 pregnant women were recruited, of whom 278 conceived with ART: ovarian stimulation, intrauterine sperm insemination, in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or in vitro maturation...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060690/-peritoneal-dialysis-in-the-first-two-years-of-life-experience-of-a-nephrology-and-renal-transplantation-pediatric-unit
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Sofia Deuchande, Tânia Mano, Cristina Novais, Rute Machado, Rosário Stone, Margarida Almeida
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal dialysis is the dialytic method of choice in chronic end-stage renal disease in children. This study main purpose was to characterize the long-term survival of a pediatric population who began peritoneal dialysis within the first two years of life. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive and retrospective study was performed in a portuguese nephrology and renal transplantation pediatric unit, between January 1991 and August 2014. End-stage renal disease etiology, mortality, comorbidities and complications of peritoneal dialysis and end-stage renal disease, growth and psychomotor development were evaluated...
September 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052185/early-administration-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-preventing-chronic-lung-disease-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonates
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REVIEW
Vibhuti S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Michael Dunn
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease (CLD) remains a common complication among preterm infants. There is increasing evidence that inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of CLD. Due to their strong anti-inflammatory properties, corticosteroids are an attractive intervention strategy. However, there are growing concerns regarding short- and long-term effects of systemic corticosteroids. Theoretically, administration of inhaled corticosteroids may allow for beneficial effects on the pulmonary system with a lower risk of undesirable systemic side effects...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989374/functional-quality-of-life-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery
#17
REVIEW
Megan L Ringle, Gil Wernovsky
Throughout the past few decades, advances in cardiology, neonatal intensive care, and surgical techniques have resulted in a growing cohort of thriving school-aged children with previously lethal complex congenital heart diseases. While survival has increased, there remains significant morbidity following repair including neurodevelopmental sequelae. Compared to children with a structurally normal heart, these infants and children have a higher frequency of abnormalities in tone, feeding, and delayed developmental milestones, as well as challenges with speech and learning disabilities, while a higher proportion of adolescents suffer from problems with processing speed, executive function, and a unique set of medical hardships related to exercise intolerance and obesity, medication burden, and mental health comorbidities...
December 2016: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981420/imaging-genetics-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-related-neurodevelopmental-domains-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Natàlia Vilor-Tejedor, Alejandro Cáceres, Jesús Pujol, Jordi Sunyer, Juan R González
Joint analysis of genetic and neuroimaging data, known as Imaging Genetics (IG), offers an opportunity to deepen our knowledge of the biological mechanisms of neurodevelopmental domains. There has been exponential growth in the literature on IG studies, which challenges the standardization of analysis methods in this field. In this review we give a complete up-to-date account of IG studies on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related neurodevelopmental domains, which serves as a reference catalog for researchers working on this neurological disorder...
December 15, 2016: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974128/-research-advances-in-susceptible-genes-for-developmental-dyslexia-in-children
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Rui Kong, Ran-Ran Song
Developmental dyslexia in children is one of the neurodevelopmental disorders and is affected by various susceptible genes. In recent years, researchers have found some susceptible genes for dyslexia via chromosome analysis, genome-wide association studies, association analysis, gene function research, neuroimaging, and neurophysiological techniques. This article reviews the research advances in susceptible genes for developmental dyslexia, and with the study on susceptible genes for dyslexia, it lays a foundation for in-depth studies on the "gene-brain-behavior" level and provides scientific clues for exploring etiology and pathogenesis of dyslexia...
December 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936148/screening-for-dyslexia-using-eye-tracking-during-reading
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Mattias Nilsson Benfatto, Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr, Jan Ygge, Tony Pansell, Agneta Rydberg, Christer Jacobson
Dyslexia is a neurodevelopmental reading disability estimated to affect 5-10% of the population. While there is yet no full understanding of the cause of dyslexia, or agreement on its precise definition, it is certain that many individuals suffer persistent problems in learning to read for no apparent reason. Although it is generally agreed that early intervention is the best form of support for children with dyslexia, there is still a lack of efficient and objective means to help identify those at risk during the early years of school...
2016: PloS One
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