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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240678/risk-factors-associated-with-preterm-neonatal-mortality-a-case-study-using-data-from-mt-hope-women-s-hospital-in-trinidad-and-tobago
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Karen Cupen, Annabel Barran, Virendra Singh, Isaac Dialsingh
Preterm neonatal mortality contributes significantly to the high incidence of death among children under five years of age. Neonatal mortality also serves as an indicator of maternal health in society. The aim of the study is to examine the risk factors for preterm neonatal mortality at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Mount Hope Women's Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago (MHWH). In this retrospective study, we included infants (N = 129), born < 37 weeks gestational age, between 1 January and 31 December 2015...
December 14, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240507/neonatal-jaundice-aetiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Subhabrata Mitra, Janet Rennie
A significant proportion of term and preterm infants develop neonatal jaundice. Jaundice in an otherwise healthy term infant is the most common reason for readmission to hospital. Jaundice is caused by an increase in serum bilirubin levels, largely as a result of breakdown of red blood cells. Bilirubin is conveyed in the blood as 'unconjugated' bilirubin, largely bound to albumin. The liver converts bilirubin into a conjugated form which is excreted in the bile. Very high levels of unconjugated bilirubin are neurotoxic...
December 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238480/maternal-recto-vaginal-colonization-in-term-and-preterm-deliveries
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Mostafa Javanian, Zahra Akbarian Rad, Mohsen Haghshenas Mojaveri, Azita Ghanbarpour Shiadeh, Soheil Ebrahimpour
Background and aim: Maternal recto-vaginal organisms are the main cause of early-onset sepsis in neonates. The aim of this study was to determine the most common organisms and compare maternal recto-vaginal colonization in term and preterm delivery. Methods: This cross-sectional study was done from October 2014 through October 2016 among participants referred to Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital in Babol, Northern Iran. All pregnant women within gestational age (GA) ≥ 26 weeks and labor pain were included in this study...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237426/long-non-coding-rna-malat1-protects-preterm-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-by-inhibiting-cell-apoptosis
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Cheng Cai, Jiajun Qiu, Gang Qiu, Yihuan Chen, Zhijun Song, Juan Li, Xiaohui Gong
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a neonatal chronic lung disease characterized by impaired pulmonary alveolar development in preterm infants. Until now, little is known about the molecular and cellular basis of BPD. There is increasing evidence that lncRNAs regulate cell proliferation and apoptosis during lung organogenesis. The potential role of lncRNAs in the pathogenesis of BPD is unclear. This study aims to clarify the role of MALAT1 during the process of BPD in preterm infants and illustrate the protective effect of MALAT1 involved in preterm infants...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237307/oligohydramnios-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-perinatal-morbidity-among-women-with-preeclampsia-who-delivered-preterm
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Alex Rabinovich, Keren Holtzman, Ilana Shoham-Vardi, Moshe Mazor, Offer Erez
PURPOSE: Determine the relationship between oligohydramnios and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in a unique cohort of preterm preeclamptic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective matched case control study comparing 81 preterm parturients (28 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks) with preeclampsia and oligohydramnios to 81 preterm preeclamptic patients with a normal amniotic fluid index (AFI). RESULTS: 4.8 percent of all our preterm preeclamptic patients had oligohydramnios...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236334/post-transfusional-changes-in-serum-hepcidin-and-iron-parameters-in-preterm-infants
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Fotini Stripeli, John Kapetanakis, Dimitris Gourgiotis, Antonis Drakatos, Maria Tsolia, Lydia Kossiva
BACKGROUND: Packed red blood cells (PRBCs) transfusions are common in preterm neonates. Hepcidin acts as a negative feedback iron regulator. Iron parameters such as immature reticulocyte fraction (IRF) and high light scatter reticulocytes (HLR) are used to clarify iron metabolism. Very little is known about the regulation of hepcidin in the preterms as most of reports evaluated the prohepcidin. The aim of the study was to evaluate serum hepcidin and established hematological parameters in preterms after the transfusion...
December 13, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234642/ureaplasma-species-differentially-modulate-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-responses-in-newborn-and-adult-human-monocytes-pushing-the-state-toward-pro-inflammation
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Kirsten Glaser, Christine Silwedel, Markus Fehrholz, Ana M Waaga-Gasser, Birgit Henrich, Heike Claus, Christian P Speer
Background:Ureaplasma species have been associated with chorioamnionitis and preterm birth and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of neonatal short and long-term morbidity. However, being mostly commensal bacteria, controversy remains on the pro-inflammatory capacity of Ureaplasma. Discussions are ongoing on the incidence and impact of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal infection. The present study addressed the impact of Ureaplasma isolates on monocyte-driven inflammation. Methods: Cord blood monocytes of term neonates and adult monocytes, either native or LPS-primed, were cultured with Ureaplasma urealyticum (U...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234600/prediction-of-cognitive-and-motor-development-in-preterm-children-using-exhaustive-feature-selection-and-cross-validation-of-near-term-white-matter-microstructure
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Kornél Schadl, Rachel Vassar, Katelyn Cahill-Rowley, Kristin W Yeom, David K Stevenson, Jessica Rose
Background: Advanced neuroimaging and computational methods offer opportunities for more accurate prognosis. We hypothesized that near-term regional white matter (WM) microstructure, assessed on diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), using exhaustive feature selection with cross-validation would predict neurodevelopment in preterm children. Methods: Near-term MRI and DTI obtained at 36.6 ± 1.8 weeks postmenstrual age in 66 very-low-birth-weight preterm neonates were assessed...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234596/exploring-the-multiple-hit-hypothesis-of-preterm-white-matter-damage-using-diffusion-mri
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Madeleine L Barnett, Nora Tusor, Gareth Ball, Andrew Chew, Shona Falconer, Paul Aljabar, Jessica A Kimpton, Nigel Kennea, Mary Rutherford, A David Edwards, Serena J Counsell
Background: Preterm infants are at high risk of diffuse white matter injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome. The multiple hit hypothesis suggests that the risk of white matter injury increases with cumulative exposure to multiple perinatal risk factors. Our aim was to test this hypothesis in a large cohort of preterm infants using diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI). Methods: We studied 491 infants (52% male) without focal destructive brain lesions born at < 34 weeks, who underwent structural and dMRI at a specialist Neonatal Imaging Centre...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232665/the-laryngeal-mask-airway-and-its-use-in-neonatal-resuscitation-a-critical-review-of-where-we-are-in-2017-2018
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Satvik Chaitanya Bansal, Stefano Caoci, Eugene Dempsey, Daniele Trevisanuto, Charles Christoph Roehr
Studies using videotape recordings and respiratory function monitoring have shown that both face mask (FM) application and endotracheal tube (ETT) placement represent a challenge for resuscitators. Hence, there is a strong need for devices that can largely be used independently of individual operator training levels, in order to ensure more reliable support in time-critical situations, such as neonatal resuscitation. The laryngeal mask airway device (LMA) has evolved as a potentially very valuable tool. We conducted a systematic review of studies evaluating the use of the LMA in neonatal resuscitation...
December 13, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229486/screening-for-spontaneous-preterm-birth-and-resultant-therapies-to-reduce-neonatal-morbidity-and-mortality-a-review
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REVIEW
Angelica V Glover, Tracy A Manuck
Despite considerable effort aimed at decreasing the incidence of spontaneous preterm birth, it remains the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Screening strategies are imperfect. Approaches used to identify women considered by historical factors to be low risk for preterm delivery (generally considered to be women with singleton pregnancies without a history of a previous preterm birth) as well as those at high risk for preterm birth (those with a previous preterm birth, short cervix, or multiple gestation) continue to evolve...
December 9, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229321/the-role-of-aspirin-heparin-and-other-interventions-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Katie M Groom, Anna L David
Fetal growth restriction and related placental pathologies such as preeclampsia, stillbirth, and placental abruption are believed to arise in early pregnancy when inadequate remodeling of the maternal spiral arteries leads to persistent high-resistance and low-flow uteroplacental circulation. The consequent placental ischaemia, reperfusion injury, and oxidative stress are associated with an imbalance in angiogenic/antiangiogenic factors. Many interventions have centered on the prevention and/or treatment of preeclampsia with results pertaining to fetal growth restriction and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy often included as secondary outcomes because of the common pathophysiology...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229093/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-a-review-of-pathogenesis-and-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Renjithkumar Kalikkot Thekkeveedu, Milenka Cuevas Guaman, Binoy Shivanna
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease of primarily premature infants that results from an imbalance between lung injury and repair in the developing lung. BPD is the most common respiratory morbidity in preterm infants, which affects nearly 10, 000 neonates each year in the United States. Over the last two decades, the incidence of BPD has largely been unchanged; however, the pathophysiology has changed with the substantial improvement in the respiratory management of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228972/impact-of-prematurity-and-nutrition-on-the-developing-gut-microbiome-and-preterm-infant-growth
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Alex Grier, Xing Qiu, Sanjukta Bandyopadhyay, Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, Haeja A Kessler, Ann L Gill, Brooke Hamilton, Heidie Huyck, Sara Misra, Thomas J Mariani, Rita M Ryan, Lori Scholer, Kristin M Scheible, Yi-Horng Lee, Mary T Caserta, Gloria S Pryhuber, Steven R Gill
BACKGROUND: Identification of factors that influence the neonatal gut microbiome is urgently needed to guide clinical practices that support growth of healthy preterm infants. Here, we examined the influence of nutrition and common practices on the gut microbiota and growth in a cohort of preterm infants. RESULTS: With weekly gut microbiota samples spanning postmenstrual age (PMA) 24 to 46 weeks, we developed two models to test associations between the microbiota, nutrition and growth: a categorical model with three successive microbiota phases (P1, P2, and P3) and a model with two periods (early and late PMA) defined by microbiota composition and PMA, respectively...
December 11, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228154/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-of-human-placentae-at-term-and-preterm-delivery
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Alison G Paquette, Heather M Brockway, Nathan D Price, Louis J Muglia
Purpose: Preterm birth affects 1 out of every 10 infants in the United States, resulting in substantial neonatal morbidity and mortality. Currently, there are few predictive markers and few treatment options to prevent preterm birth. A healthy, functioning placenta is essential to positive pregnancy outcomes. Previous studies have suggested that placental pathology may play a role in preterm birth etiology. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that preterm placentae may exhibit unique transcriptomic signatures compared to term samples reflective of their abnormal biology leading to this adverse outcome...
December 4, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228105/metformin-attenuates-susceptibility-to-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth-in-mice-with-higher-endocannabinoid-levels
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Xiaofei Sun, Alexandra Tavenier, Wenbo Deng, Emma Leishman, Heather B Bradshaw, Sudhansu K Dey
Premature decidual senescence is a contributing factor to preterm birth. Fatty acid amide hydrolase mutant females (Faah-/-) with higher endocannabinoid levels are also more susceptible to preterm birth upon lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge due to enhanced decidual senescence; this is associated with MAPK p38 activation. Previous studies have shown that mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) contributes to decidual senescence and promotes the incidence of preterm birth. In the present study, we sought to attenuate premature decidual aging in Faah-/- females by targeting mTORC1 and p38 signaling pathways...
December 5, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226752/influence-of-time-of-delivery-on-risk-of-adverse-neonatal-outcome-in-different-size-of-delivery-units-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-finland
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Elina Karalis, Mika Gissler, Anna-Maija Tapper, Veli-Matti Ulander
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of time of birth on adverse neonatal outcome in singleton term hospital births. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical Birth Register Data in Finland from 2005 to 2009. Study population was all hospital births (n = 263 901), excluding multiple pregnancies, preterm births < 37 weeks, major congenital anomalies or birth defects, and antepartum stillbirths. Main outcome measures were either 1-minute Apgar score 0-3, 5-minute Apgar score 0-6, or umbilical artery pH < 7...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224772/resolution-of-vocal-fold-immobility-in-preterm-infants
#18
Jad Jabbour, Thomas Robey
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold immobility (VFI) is an important sequela of preterm birth due to patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation and invasive ventilation. A minority of these patients experience VFI resolution. The purpose of this study is to determine factors associated with VFI resolution in preterm infants. METHODS: This is a case control study of preterm (<37 weeks gestation) infants admitted to a metropolitan Level IV neonatal intensive care unit from 2006 to 2012...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224680/pregnancy-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Rebecca Fischer-Betz, Christof Specker
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease with a high prevalence in females of childbearing age. Pregnancy in SLE nowadays has favorable outcomes for the majority of women. However, flares of disease activity, preeclampsia, fetal loss, and preterm birth are well-known risks in such pregnancies. Anti-SS-A(Ro)/SS-B(La) antibodies put fetuses at risk for congenital heart block and neonatal lupus. Several risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes have been identified. Women with antiphospholipid antibodies or antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus nephritis represent a group with high risk for obstetric complications...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223898/exposure-to-low-concentrations-of-air-pollutants-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-brisbane-australia-2003-2013
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Gongbo Chen, Yuming Guo, Michael J Abramson, Gail Williams, Shanshan Li
BACKGROUND: It's unclear whether exposures to low-level air pollution have adverse effects on birth outcomes, and which trimester-specific pregnant exposure is sensitive. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of maternal exposure during each trimester and the whole pregnancy to particles with aerodynamic diameter<2.5μm (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and ozone (O3) on preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW). METHODS: Daily data on birth records, air quality, and weather conditions were collected in Brisbane, Australia during 2003-2013...
December 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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