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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906083/neonatal-diffusion-tensor-brain-imaging-predicts-later-motor-outcome-in-preterm-neonates-with-white-matter-abnormalities
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Do-Yeon Kim, Hyun-Kyung Park, Nam-Su Kim, Se-Jin Hwang, Hyun Ju Lee
BACKGROUND: White matter (WM) abnormalities associated with prematurity are one of the most important causes of neurological disability that involves spastic motor deficits in preterm newborns. This study aimed to evaluate regional microstructural changes in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) associated with WM abnormalities. METHODS: We prospectively studied extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 g) preterm infants who were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Hanyang University Hospital between February 2011 and February 2014...
December 1, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870876/reduced-picd-in-monocytes-mounts-altered-neonate-immune-response-to-candida-albicans
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Stephan Dreschers, Peter Saupp, Mathias Hornef, Andrea Prehn, Christopher Platen, Joachim Morschhäuser, Thorsten W Orlikowsky
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections with Candida albicans (C. albicans) occur frequently in extremely low birthweight (ELBW) infants and are associated with poor outcome. Phagocytosis of C.albicans initializes apoptosis in monocytes (phagocytosis induced cell death, PICD). PICD is reduced in neonatal cord blood monocytes (CBMO). HYPOTHESIS: Phagocytosis of C. albicans causes PICD which differs between neonatal monocytes (CBMO) and adult peripheral blood monocytes (PBMO) due to lower stimulation of TLR-mediated immune responses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846663/spontaneous-intestinal-perforation-the-long-term-outcome
#3
Christoph Heinrich Houben, Xiang-Nan Feng, Kin Wai Edwin Chan, Jennifer Wai Cheung Mou, Yuk Him Tam, Kim Hung Lee
Background/Purpose Evaluating the long-term outcome of spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP). Methods We studied all patients treated for SIP at our institution between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2014. Results Twenty-three infants (13 males) with a median gestational age of 26 (range: 23-32) weeks and a median weight of 825 (range: 560-1,965) g composed this cohort. Seventeen (74%) infants had an extremely low birth weight (ELBW); nine (39%) infants were the result of multiple pregnancies.Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) was present in 16 (70%) infants...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819175/early-versus-late-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
#4
Rajesh Pandey, Joleen Dako, Sarah Venus, Deepak Kumar, Maroun Mhanna
OBJECTIVE: Compare outcomes of Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants following early (before discharge) versus late (after discharge) inguinal hernia (IH) repair. STUDY DESIGN: In a retrospective study of ELBW infants with IH, data was abstracted for clinical characteristics, IH and related outcomes. RESULT: Of the 39/252 (15.4%) ELBW infants who developed IH, those with early (59%) versus late (41%) repair were comparable in birth weight (753±158 vs...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818602/effects-of-extreme-prematurity-on-numerical-skills-and-executive-function-in-kindergarten-children-an-application-of-partially-ordered-classification-modeling
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Curtis Tatsuoka, Bridget McGowan, Tomoko Yamada, Kimberly Andrews Espy, Nori Minich, H Gerry Taylor
Although mathematics disabilities (MD) are common in extremely preterm/extremely low birth weight (EPT/ELBW) children, little is known about the nature of these problems. In this study partially ordered set (POSET) models were applied to classify 140 EPT/ELBW kindergarten children (gestational age <28 weeks and/or birth weight <1000 g) and 110 normal birth weight (NBW) controls into profiles of numerical and cognitive skills. Models based on five numerical skills and five executive function and processing speed skills provided a good fit to performance data...
July 2016: Learning and Individual Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788159/effect-of-environmental-factors-on-low-weight-in-non-premature-births-a-time-series-analysis
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Julio Díaz, Virginia Arroyo, Cristina Ortiz, Rocío Carmona, Cristina Linares
OBJECTIVE: Exposure to pollutants during pregnancy has been related to adverse birth outcomes. LBW can give rise to lifelong impairments. Prematurity is the leading cause of LBW, yet few studies have attempted to analyse how environmental factors can influence LBW in infants who are not premature. This study therefore sought to analyse the influence of air pollution, noise levels and temperature on LBW in non-premature births in Madrid during the period 2001-2009. METHODS: Ecological time-series study to assess the impact of PM2...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763630/effect-of-prophylactic-indomethacin-administration-and-early-feeding-on-spontaneous-intestinal-perforation-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
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M Stavel, J Wong, Z Cieslak, R Sherlock, M Claveau, P S Shah
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of concomitant administration of prophylactic indomethacin and early enteral feeds on the risk of spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP) in extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants, and to describe the variation in prophylactic indomethacin use in Canada. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of 4268 ELBW infants born at <30 weeks' gestation admitted to Canadian neonatal units between 2010 and 2014 was conducted. Prophylactic indomethacin (I+ or I-, administered within 24 h) and early feeding (E+ or E-, initiated in the first 2 days) exposures were studied concurrently and independently...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759457/risk-factors-vary-early-preterm-birth-and-perinatal-complications-after-assisted-reproductive-technology
#8
G Chistyakova, I Gazieva, I Remizova, L Ustyantseva, V Lyapunov, S Bychkova
We conducted a study of markers of endothelial dysfunction and angiogenesis regulation, as well as the identification of the main lymphocyte populations, activated CD3 (+) CD95(+)-cells and cytokine-producing CD4 (+) IFN-γ(+)-, CD4 (+) IL-4(+ )-lymphocytes in the 1st trimester of gestation in women with ART-induced pregnancy and spontaneous pregnancy. We used the same indicators to assess the immune status of ELBW infants at birth and at the post-conceptual age of 38-40 weeks. It was determined that the risk factors of very early preterm delivery are: threatened miscarriage, chronic placental insufficiency, endothelial dysfunction, increased spontaneous production of intracellular cytokines...
October 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751207/-effect-of-breastfeeding-quality-improvement-on-breastfeeding-rate-in-very-low-birth-weight-and-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
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Feng Liu, Shu-Ping Han, Zhang-Bin Yu, Jun Zhang, Xiao-Hui Chen, Wei-Min Wu, Xue Chu, Bei-Bei Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of breastfeeding quality improvement on the breastfeeding rate in very low birth weight (VLBW) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of VLBW and ELBW infants who were admitted from July 2014 to July 2015 (pre-improvement group) and those who were admitted from August 2015 to June 2016 after the implementation of breastfeeding quality improvement measures (post-improvement group)...
October 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750544/the-effect-of-task-complexity-on-planning-in-preterm-born-children
#10
John C Sheehan, Kimberly A Kerns, Ulrich Müller
OBJECTIVE: Planning is an important executive function (EF) skill that is fundamental to the capacity to achieve everyday goals that require a series of intermediate steps. This study examined the effect of preterm birth on planning skills in early and middle childhood using Tower problems that made different cognitive workload demands. METHOD: We administered a novel touchscreen Tower of Hanoi task (Monkey Tree Task; MTT) in three age cohorts (3, 6, and 9 years) to 485 children born between 2000 and 2010 (105 extremely low birth weight [ELBW], 248 late preterm [LP], and 132 term-born [Term])...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746756/mother-toddler-play-interaction-in-extremely-very-low-birth-weight-and-full-term-children-a-longitudinal-study
#11
Paola Salvatori, Erica Neri, Ilaria Chirico, Federica Andrei, Francesca Agostini, Elena Trombini
Introduction: Although preterm birth represents a risk factor for early mother-infant interactions, few studies have focused on toddlerhood, an important time for the development of symbolic play, autonomous skills, and child's socialization competences. Moreover, no study has looked at the effect of birth weight on mother-child interactions during this period. Expanding on the available literature on prematurity, the main objective of this study was to explore the quality of mother-toddler interactions during play, using a longitudinal research design, as well as taking into account the effect of birth weight...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697883/the-baby-moves-prospective-cohort-study-protocol-using-a-smartphone-application-with-the-general-movements-assessment-to-predict-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-at-age-2%C3%A2-years-for-extremely-preterm-or-extremely-low-birthweight-infants
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A J Spittle, J Olsen, A Kwong, L W Doyle, P B Marschik, C Einspieler, Jly Cheong
INTRODUCTION: Infants born extremely preterm (EP; <28 weeks' gestation) and/or with extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 g birth weight) are at increased risk for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. However, it is challenging to predict those EP/ELBW infants destined to have long-term neurodevelopmental impairments in order to target early intervention to those in most need. The General Movements Assessment (GMA) in early infancy has high predictive validity for neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants...
October 3, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696212/neonatal-gastrointestinal-perforation-in-japan-a-nationwide-survey
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Masahito Sato, Yoshinori Hamada, Miyuki Kohno, Kazuya Ise, Keiichi Uchida, Hiromi Ogata, Hiroaki Masuyama, Yoshiki Morotomi, Masao Yasufuku, Motoshi Wada
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify the current clinical features of neonatal gastrointestinal perforation in Japan. METHODS: A questionnaire about cases of neonatal gastrointestinal perforation treated in recent 5 years was sent to participating institutions of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons (JSPS). RESULTS: Five hundred and thirty-six neonates with gastrointestinal perforation were treated. They consisted of 42 patients with gastric rupture/perforation (GR), 33 patients with intestinal atresia/stenosis (IA), 3 patients with malrotation (ML), 118 patients with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), 160 patients with focal intestinal perforation (FIP), 46 patients with meconium-related ileus (MRI), 77 patients with meconium peritonitis (MP), and 57 patients with other conditions...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693982/prenatal-betamethasone-exposure-and-psychopathology-risk-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-survivors-in-the-third-and-fourth-decades-of-life
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Calan Savoy, Mark A Ferro, Louis A Schmidt, Saroj Saigal, Ryan J Van Lieshout
BACKGROUND: Mortality rates among extremely low birthweight (ELBW) infants have declined since the advent of antenatal glucocorticoid use. However, the long term neuropsychiatric effects of exposure are not well understood. We utilized the world's oldest longitudinally followed cohort of ELBW survivors to compare psychopathology over two decades in adulthood in those exposed to prenatal betamethasone and those who were not. METHODS: ELBW survivors (n=179) and matched normal birth weight (NBW) controls (n=145) completed the Young Adult Self-Report questionnaire at 22-26 and 29-36 years, and the Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories at 29-36 years...
September 28, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688976/aggressive-nutrition-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-impact-on-parenteral-nutrition-associated-cholestasis-and-growth
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Andreas Repa, Ruth Lochmann, Lukas Unterasinger, Michael Weber, Angelika Berger, Nadja Haiden
BACKGROUND: Parenteral nutrition associated cholestasis (PNAC) is a frequently observed pathology in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Its pathogenesis is determined by the composition and duration of parenteral nutrition (PN) as well as the tolerance of enteral feeds (EF). "Aggressive" nutrition is increasingly used in ELBW infants to improve postnatal growth. Little is known about the effect of "aggressive" nutrition on the incidence of PNAC. We analyzed the influence of implementing an "aggressive" nutritional regimen on the incidence of PNAC and growth in a cohort of ELBW infants...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671007/up-date-on-the-neovitaa-trial-obstacles-challenges-perspectives-and-local-experiences
#16
Sascha Meyer, Ludwig Gortner
The aim of the NeoVitaA Trial is to assess the role of postnatal additional high-dose oral vitamin A supplementation for 28 days in reducing Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or death in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants at 36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA). All infants (both intervention and control group) will be provided with basic vitamin A (1000 IU/kg/day) in addition to trial intervention.In this short communication, we will give an up-date on obstacles, challenges as well as perspectives and potential solutions when putting into place a multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial in this cohort of extremely susceptible infants...
September 26, 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660052/c14orf132-gene-is-possibly-related-to-extremely-low-birth-weight
#17
Airi Tiirats, Triin Viltrop, Margit Nõukas, Ene Reimann, Andres Salumets, Sulev Kõks
BACKGROUND: Despite extensive research the genetic component of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) in newborns has remained obscure. RESULTS: The aim of the case study was to identify candidate gene(s) causing ELBW in newborns and hypotrophy in infants. A family of four was studied: mother, father and two ELBW-phenotype children. Studies were made of the medical conditions of the second child at birth and post-partum - peculiar phenotype, micro-anomalies, recurrent infections, suspicion of autoimmune hepatitis, multifactorial encephalopathy and suspected metabolic and chromosomal abnormalities...
2016: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640897/adult-social-outcomes-of-extremely-low-birth-weight-survivors-of-childhood-sexual-abuse
#18
J I Lund, K L Day, L A Schmidt, S Saigal, R J Van Lieshout
Preterm birth and exposure to childhood sexual abuse (CSA) are early physiological and psychological adversities that have been linked to reduced social functioning across the lifespan. However, the joint effects of being born preterm and being exposed to CSA on adult social outcomes remains unclear. We sought to determine the impact of exposure to both preterm birth and CSA on adult social functioning in a group of 179 extremely low birth weight (ELBW; 2500 g) participants in the fourth decade of life. Social outcome data from a prospective, longitudinal, population-based Canadian birth cohort initiated between the years of 1977 and 1982 were examined...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593885/a-case-of-pulmonary-interstitial-emphysema-treated-by-percutaneous-catheter-insertion-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant
#19
Changsin Kim, Jeong Eun Shin, Soon Min Lee, Ho Seon Eun, Min Soo Park, Kook In Park, Ran Namgung, Sungsoo Lee, Choon Sik Yoon
The pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) is a life-threatening illness in premature infants with mechanical ventilation. While most are managed conservatively, decompression would be necessary. Here, we report the first case of PIE treated by percutaneous catheter insertion in an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infant in Korea. The patient, born with 660 g in 23+2 weeks of gestation, showed PIE in left lower lung on postnatal day 12. Percutaneous catheter insertion was performed on postnatal day 25. The size of PIE decreased, but didn't disappear completely...
November 2016: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592095/health-related-quality-of-life-trajectories-of-extremely-low-birth-weight-survivors-into-adulthood
#20
Saroj Saigal, Mark A Ferro, Ryan J Van Lieshout, Louis A Schmidt, Katherine M Morrison, Michael H Boyle
OBJECTIVES: To compare the health-related quality of life (HRQL) trajectories of a regional cohort of extremely low birth weight (ELBW, <1000 g) survivors (births from 1977 to 1982) and a group of normal birth weight (NBW) controls, at 3 ages: 12-16 years, 22-26 years, and 29-36 years, spanning over 20 years. We hypothesized that the HRQL of the ELBW cohort would be significantly compromised compared with their NBW peers, and that neurosensory impairments (NSI) would have an additional negative effect...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
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