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Maria Jose Escalante, Jose Maria Ceriani-Cernadas, Ivonne D'Apremont, Aldo Bancalari, Veronica Webb, Larisa Genes, Luis Villarroel, Elizabeth Munoz, Jose L Tapia
OBJECTIVE: The main aim is to determine the incidence and associated factors of late onset sepsis (LOS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (500-1500 g), from the NEOCOSUR Network during years 2001-2013. Secondary objectives are to describe the microbiology of the first and second episode of LOS and to study the association between catheter dwell time and LOS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Demographic information and outcome data are prospectively and routinely collected across the Network using predefined diagnostic criteria and online data entry...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Raymond Stegeman, Johannes M P J Breur, Jörg Heuser, Nicolaas J G Jansen, Willem B de Vries, Daniel C Vijlbrief, Mirella M C Molenschot, Felix Haas, Gregor J Krings
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of critical aortic coarctation (CoA) is difficult in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants ≤1500 g and preferably postponed until 3 kg with prostaglandins (PGE). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the procedure and outcome of primary coronary stent implantation as bridging therapy to surgery in VLBW infants with CoA. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of primary CoA stenting in VLBW infants from 2010 to 2015. RESULTS: Five VLBW infants with a median gestational age of 29 weeks (27-32) underwent primary CoA stenting...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
James Butcher, Sharon Unger, Jennifer Li, Nicole Bando, Guillaume Romain, Jane Francis, Walid Mottawea, David Mack, Alain Stintzi, Deborah L O'Connor
Background: Very-low-birth-weight (VLBW; born weighing <1500 g) infant feeding with mother's own milk (mother's milk) is associated with numerous beneficial health outcomes. Several interventions, including the prophylactic use of probiotics, are being adopted to promote a gastrointestinal microbiota favorable to the gut health of VLBW infants. An improved understanding of the microbiota that results from mother's milk feeding would therefore facilitate progress in this field. Objective: A preplanned primary objective of this research was to characterize the development of the gut microbiota in exclusively mother's milk-fed VLBW infants and describe the reference taxonomic profile that results from mother's milk feeding...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
Joseph B Cantey, Kelsey R Anderson, Ram R Kalagiri, Lea H Mallett
BACKGROUND: Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are the most common cause of late-onset sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and usually require vancomycin treatment. Our objective was to determine whether CoNS are associated with neonatal morbidity and mortality. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW, ≤ 1500 g) infants from 1989 to 2015. Exclusion criteria were major congenital anomaly or death within 72 h...
March 13, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Katelyn Cahill-Rowley, Jessica Rose
Temporal-spatial reach parameters are revealing of upper-limb function in children with motor impairments, but have not been quantified in a toddler population. This work quantitatively characterizes temporal-spatial reach in typically-developing (TD) and very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) preterm toddlers, who are at increased risk of motor impairment. 47 children born VLBW (<1500 g birth-weight; ≤32 weeks gestation) and 22 TD children completed a reaching assessment at 18-22 months of age, adjusted for prematurity...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Martin Kluckow
Assessment and treatment of the VLBW infant with cardiovascular impairment requires understanding of the underlying physiology of the infant in transition. The situation is dynamic with changes occurring in systemic blood pressure, pulmonary pressures, myocardial function, and ductal shunt in the first postnatal days. New insights into the role of umbilical cord clamping in the transitional circulation have been provided by large clinical trials of early versus later cord clamping and a series of basic science reports describing the physiology in an animal model...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Susan Trang, John A F Zupancic, Sharon Unger, Alex Kiss, Nicole Bando, Sabrina Wong, Sharyn Gibbins, Deborah L O'Connor
OBJECTIVES: To determine the cost-effectiveness of supplemental donor human milk (DHM) versus preterm formula (PTF) for very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g) infants from a societal perspective to 18 months' corrected age. METHODS: This prospective cost-effectiveness analysis of 363 VLBW infants was conducted for a randomized control trial. Infants recruited from October 2010 to December 2012 were fed DHM or PTF whenever mother's milk was unavailable. Formal health care costs for initial hospitalization and readmissions were obtained from standardized cost-accounting systems and physician fees...
February 28, 2018: Pediatrics
Soon Min Lee, Namhyo Kim, Ran Namgung, Minsoo Park, Kookin Park, Jihyun Jeon
Postnatal growth failure (PGF) in preterm infants remains an important clinical issue. In this study, we analysed the incidence of PGF among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and evaluated the risk factors for PGF based on the data of 2799 VLBW infants obtained from the Korean Neonatal Network database from 2013 to 2014. PGF was defined as a decrease in weight Z score between birth and discharge of more than -1.28 using the Fenton growth charts. Risk factors were evaluated in relation to birth weight for gestational age, namely small (SGA) or appropriate (AGA) for gestational age, using propensity score matching used for between-group differences...
February 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
Emily A O'Brien, Tarah T Colaizy, Jane E Brumbaugh, Gretchen A Cress, Karen J Johnson, Jonathan M Klein, Edward F Bell
OBJECTIVE: Hypothermia occurs frequently in the first minutes after birth in preterm infants. Hyperthermia also occurs, often as a consequence of efforts to provide thermal support. Both hypothermia and hyperthermia are potentially harmful. Our objective was to examine the distribution of admission temperatures of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, the effect of gestational age on admission temperatures, and the time required for correction of low temperatures. METHODS: Admission axillary temperatures were retrieved from the medical records for all VLBW infants born in our hospital during a 5-year period...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Miranda R Crealey, Louise Bowden, Evodia Ludusan, Mohammad Pathan, Brian Kenny, Ailish Hannigan, Roy K Philip
OBJECTIVE: To audit the demand and radiation exposure of conventional radiography in a regional neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Ireland. METHODS: A retrospective study of radiographs performed on all admissions to the NICU in university Maternity Hospital limerick (UMHL) over 2 years. RESULTS: A total of 1405 radiographs were performed on 506 infants. 153.5 radiographs per 1000 live births was the observed demand and 44% of radiographs were done out of hours...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Leslie Ann Parker, Jacqueline Hoffman, Ashley Darcy-Mahoney
BACKGROUND: Although early initiation of human milk (HM) expression after birth is known to increase lactation success in mothers of very low birthweight (VLBW) infants, initiation is frequently delayed, potentially decreasing both short- and long-term HM production. Obstetrical (OB) nurses are typically the healthcare provider responsible for facilitating the initial HM expression session. As delays in initiation are common, it is likely that nurses experience obstacles to facilitation of an early initiation of HM expression...
March 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
Jiaming Rao, Dazhi Fan, Shuzhen Wu, Dongxin Lin, Huishan Zhang, Shaoxin Ye, Xin Luo, Lijuan Wang, Jianwei Yang, Minhui Pang, Jiayi Zhang, Qing Xia, Xiaoke Yang, Wen Wang, Yao Fu, Yan Liu, Xiaoling Guo, Zhengping Liu
The percentages of low birth weight (LBW) increased from 7.7% in 2005 to 11.3% in 2011 and declined to 8.1% in 2017. For very low birth weight (VLBW) individuals, the proportion declined -1.0% annually, from 2.5% in 2005 to 1.4% in 2017. Among moderately low birth weight (MLBW) individuals, the proportion first increased 12.8% annually, from 5.0% in 2005 to 9.3% in 2011, and then declined -3.8% annually, from 9.4% in 2011 to 7.0% in 2017. The percentages of macrosomia monotone decreased from 4.0% in 2005 to 2...
February 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
Naomi Tamura, Tomoyuki Hanaoka, Kumiko Ito, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Ito, Hisanori Minakami, Kazutoshi Cho, Toshiaki Endo, Kazuo Sengoku, Katsuhiko Ogasawara, Reiko Kishi
From 1985 to 2013, the mean birth weight of infants in Japan decreased from 3120 g to 3000 g, and the low-birth-weight rate among live births increased from 6.3% to 9.6%. No prospective study has elucidated the risk factors for poor fetal growth and preterm birth in recent Japanese parents, such as increased parental age, maternal body figure, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and socioeconomic status. Participants were mother-infant pairs ( n = 18,059) enrolled in a prospective birth cohort in Hokkaido, Japan from 2002 to 2013...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Mohamed Sayed Abdelhafez, Mahmoud Mohamed Abdelrazik, Ahmed Badawy
OBJECTIVE: To compare the obstetric outcomes of triplet gestations managed by early fetal reduction to twins with those managed by prophylactic cervical cerclage in women conceived with assisted reproductive techniques (ART). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of the pregnancy and neonatal outcomes of trichorionic triplet gestations achieved by ART and managed either by early transvaginal fetal reduction to twins (n = 53) or by prophylactic placement of cervical cerclage (n = 65)...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chung-Ting Hsu, Chao-Huei Chen, Ming-Chih Lin, Teh-Ming Wang, Ya-Chi Hsu
BACKGROUND: Premature infants are at high risk for developmental delay and cognitive dysfunction. Besides medical conditions, growth restriction is regarded as an important risk factor for cognitive and neurodevelopmental dysfunction throughout childhood and adolescence and even into adulthood. In this study, we analyzed the relationship between post-discharge body weight and psychomotor development using a nationwide dataset. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a nationwide cohort study conducted in Taiwan...
2018: PloS One
Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Valentina Boyko, Liat Lerner-Geva, Cathy Hammerman, Misgav Rottenstreich, Arnon Samueloff, Michael S Schimmel, Brian Reichman
OBJECTIVE: Very low birth weight (VLBW, ≤ 1500 g) infants' mortality rates have decreased markedly. We aimed to quantify the relative contribution of changes in the distribution of population characteristics and changes in specific mortality rates on the decline in mortality rates of VLBW infants. STUDY DESIGN: A population-based observational study of the Israel national VLBW infant database. The study population comprised singleton VLBW infants of 24-32 weeks' gestation born during the epochs 1995-2000 (n = 3728) and 2006-2010 (n = 3246)...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Rebecca M Dahl, Aaron T Curns, Jacqueline E Tate, Umesh D Parashar
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines in low and very low birth weight infants (LBW and VLBW) weighing <2,500 grams and <1500 grams at birth, respectively, a high-risk population for severe rotavirus gastroenteritis, has not been well examined. METHODS: We analyzed inpatient commercial claims data for US children aged <5 years from July 2001 to June 2015. Claims for acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and rotavirus-coded hospitalizations and LBW, VLBW, and normal birth weight (NBW) infants were identified...
February 3, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Andrea F Kane, Anisha D Bhatia, Patricia W Denning, Andi L Shane, Ravi Mangal Patel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if routine supplementation of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG ATCC 53103 (LGG) is associated with a decreased risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study of VLBW (<1500 g) infants at a single center from 2008 to 2016. LGG supplementation with Culturelle at a dose of 2.5 to 5 × 109 CFU/day began in 2014. We used multivariable logistic regression to evaluate the association between LGG supplementation and necrotizing enterocolitis (modified Bell stage IIA or greater), after adjusting for potential confounders...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
Tian Wu, Li Zhang, Yu Tong, Yi Qu, Bin Xia, Dezhi Mu
Purpose: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the leading cause of blindness in children worldwide. This study aimed to determine the incidence and perinatal risk factors for ROP in very low-birth-weight (VLBW) Chinese infants. Methods: A retrospective study of the medical records of 504 VLBW infants screened for ROP from 2012 to 2015 was performed in West China Second University Hospital. VLBW infants were examined according to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists ROP guideline and retinopathy was graded following the International Classification of ROP...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Kyoko Hirasawa
Over the past few decades, advances in neonatal medicine have increased survival rates among very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) babies. Despite improvements in short-term outcomes, there is increasing concern about the probability of mild cognitive dysfunction in this population. Our analysis of VLBW babies born in our hospital revealed that the incidence of mild developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) at the age of 3 years is 7.2%, which is markedly higher than the 2...
2018: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
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