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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159041/white-matter-alterations-and-their-associations-with-motor-function-in-young-adults-born-preterm-with-very-low-birth-weight
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Ingrid Marie Husby Hollund, Alexander Olsen, Jon Skranes, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Asta K Håberg, Live Eikenes, Kari Anne I Evensen
Very low birth weight (VLBW: ≤ 1500 g) individuals have an increased risk of white matter alterations and neurodevelopmental problems, including fine and gross motor problems. In this hospital-based follow-up study, the main aim was to examine white matter microstructure and its relationship to fine and gross motor function in 31 VLBW young adults without cerebral palsy compared with 31 term-born controls, at mean age 22.6 ± 0.7 years. The participants were examined with tests of fine and gross motor function (Trail Making Test-5: TMT-5, Grooved Pegboard, Triangle from Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2: MABC-2 and High-level Mobility Assessment Tool: HiMAT) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152325/changes-of-intestinal-microbiota-composition-and-diversity-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-related-to-strategies-of-nec-prophylaxis-protocol-for-an-observational-multicentre-pilot-study
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Stefan Kurath-Koller, Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Gregor Gorkiewicz, Raimund Kraschl, Claudia Kanduth, Barbara Hopfer, Berndt Urlesberger, Bernhard Resch
Background: At the Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University Graz, a unique regimen of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) prophylaxis in preterm infants showing a < 1500 g birth weight (i.e. very low birth weight, VLBW) is used. The regimen includes oral antibiotic and antifungal therapy and probiotic preparations as well as a standardised feeding regimen. The incidence of NEC in preterm infants treated by this regimen has been shown to be lower, reflecting 0...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134932/outbreak-of-pichia-kudriavzevii-fungaemia-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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T Nagarathnamma, Sneha K Chunchanur, Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, K R Vineetha, Karthik Ramamurthy, Jillwin Joseph, R Ambica
PURPOSE: Fungaemia is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We report an outbreak of fungaemia in a NICU due to rare yeast, Pichia kudriavzevii (a teleomorph of Candida krusei). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of neonatal sepsis due to P. kudriavzevii. METHODOLOGY: Between August and September 2014, blood cultures from nine neonates diagnosed with late-onset sepsis in the NICU yielded yeast-like organisms...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132456/-incidence-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-very-low-birth-weight-and-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-and-risk-factors-for-late-onset-sepsis
#4
Xiao-Peng Zhao, Wei Zhou, Xu-Fang Li, Yan-Yan Song, Ting-Yan Zhang, Hong Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of late-onset sepsis (LOS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the risk factors for LOS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of all VLBW and ELBW infants who were hospitalized in the NICU between January 2011 and December 2013. According to the presence or absence of LOS, these infants were divided into LOS group and non-LOS group...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132165/ivh-in-vlbw-preterm-babies-therapy-with-recombinant-activated-f-vii
#5
Matthias Knüpfer, Jenny Ritter, Ferdinand Pulzer, Corinna Gebauer, Nadine Wolf, Anett Bläser, Jens Dreyhaupt, Ulrich Thome
Backround Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) remains a dangerous and frequent complication in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Activated factor VII (aFVII) activates the coagulation cascade and is a potential tool for stopping active bleeding, including limiting the extent of an IVH. This retrospective treatment observation compared data for infants with IVH progression treated with fresh frozen plasma (FFP) alone or with a combination of FFP and aFVII. Methods/Intervention All infants were subject to cranial ultrasonography at least twice daily...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131125/splanchnic-cerebral-oxygenation-ratio-decreases-during-enteral-feedings-in-anemic-preterm-infants-observations-under-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Katherine Braski, Kimberlee Weaver-Lewis, Manndi Loertscher, Qian Ding, Xiaoming Sheng, Mariana Baserga
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in premature infants. Due to risks with red blood cell transfusions, many anemic infants are not transfused. The implications of this pathophysiologic status, especially at times of increased metabolic demand (enteral feedings), is not well understood. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows for the noninvasive determination of regional oxygen saturations (rSO2) in tissues such as the brain and mesentery, giving insight into their oxygen sufficiency. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that during enteral feedings very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with a hematocrit ≤28% will experience a decrease in splanchnic rSO2 and splanchnic-cerebral oxygenation ratio (SCOR)...
November 8, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130703/nutritional-practices-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-national-survey
#7
Miguel Sáenz de Pipaón, Ricardo Closa, María Gormaz, Marcos Linés, Eduardo Narbona, Gerardo Rodríguez-Martínez, José Uberos, Carlos Zozaya, María L Couce
BACKGROUND: Significant efforts have been made to improve the nutritional support of very preterm infants. Large surveys may help to know the nutritional practices for preterm infants in neonatal units and identify if they are in line with the current guidelines. METHODS: A multicentre nationwide web-based survey on clinical feeding practices in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants was conducted in tertiary neonatal hospitals that admit infants with a birth weight < 1,500 g and/or a gestational age of < 32 weeks...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127891/elevated-maternal-anxiety-in-the-nicu-predicts-worse-fine-motor-outcome-in-vlbw-infants
#8
Michelle M Greene, Beverly Rossman, Paula Meier, Kousiki Patra
AIM: The literature is sparse with respect to the impact of elevated maternal psychological distress in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on later neurodevelopmental outcome in VLBW infants. The objective of this study is to examine the impact of elevated maternal distress, defined as elevated depression, anxiety and perinatal-specific post-traumatic stress, during the NICU hospitalization on VLBW infant ND outcome at 20months corrected age (CA). METHODS: This was a prospective study of 69 mothers and their VLBW infants recruited in 2011-2012...
November 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122829/retrospective-cohort-analysis-on-pancreatic-enzyme-substitution-in-very-low-birthweight-infants-with-postnatal-growth-failure
#9
Julian O Ziegler, Christoph Maas, Wolfgang Bernhard, Joerg Arand, Christian F Poets, Axel R Franz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of pancreatic enzyme substitution (PES) in selected very low birthweight (VLBW) infants with poor postnatal growth despite intensified nutritional support. DESIGN: Retrospective historic cohort study with matched controls. SETTING: Single level III neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS: Infants with a gestational age at birth <32 weeks and birth weight <1500 g born between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2014 (n=26) who received PES for restricted postnatal growth despite intensified enteral nutritional support in comparison with infants matched for birth weight, birth year, gestational and postnatal age (n=52)...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120450/apnea-bradycardia-and-desaturation-spells-in-premature-infants-impact-of-a-protocol-for-the-duration-of-spell-free-observation-on-interprovider-variability-and-readmission-rates
#10
P Chandrasekharan, M Rawat, A M Reynolds, K Phillips, S Lakshminrusimha
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of implementing a protocol to standardize the duration of observation in preterm infants with apnea/bradycardia/desaturation spells before hospital discharge on length of stay (LOS) and readmission rates. STUDY DESIGN: A protocol to standardize the duration of in-hospital observation for preterm infants with apnea, bradycardia and desaturation spells who were otherwise ready for discharge was implemented in December 2013. We evaluated the impact of this protocol on the LOS and readmission rates of very low birth weight infants (VLBW)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119814/acceptability-and-feasibility-of-collecting-psychosocial-data-from-fathers-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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S R Bagge, B Westgate, K Few, P Clarke, A Adlam, J Walsh, M O'Brien
The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and acceptability of collecting outcome data from parents of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and to explore the psychological and social adaptation of fathers. Questionnaires were distributed to 38 parents of VLBW infants and 36 parents of term infants within a hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Field notes were also taken. Parents indicated collecting outcome data in this population was feasible and acceptable, but barriers and difficulties in data collection were identified, particularly for fathers...
September 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119665/adults-who-were-born-preterm-with-a-very-low-birth-weight-reported-a-similar-health-related-quality-of-life-to-their-term-born-peers
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Johan Björkqvist, Petteri Hovi, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Katri Räikkönen, Kati Heinonen, Anna-Liisa Järvenpää, Johan G Eriksson, Sture Andersson, Eero Kajantie
Approximately 1% of European infants are born preterm with a very low birth weight (VLBW) of less than 1,500g and the first babies born at the threshold of viability who received modern neonatal intensive care are now adults. While most live healthy lives, average VLBW adults tend to have more neurodevelopmental disabilities, lower educational achievement and higher rates of chronic conditions (1). Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is defined as a construct of physical, mental and social wellbeing. This article is protected by copyright...
November 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112088/serum-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-levels-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-receiving-oral-vitamin-d-supplementation
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Upender K Munshi, Pauline D Graziano, Kara Meunier, Jennifer Ludke, Angel Rios
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D supplementation in preterm infants has been recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) however its efficacy and safety has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE: To study 25 hydroxy vitamin D (25OHD) levels as a marker of vitamin D status of very low birth weight infants while on vitamin D supplementation during NICU hospitalization. METHODS: Retrospective study of preterm infants with birth weight <1500 g admitted to our unit from Jan 2013 to Dec 2015 who were on oral Vitamin D3 400 IU supplementation...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107448/hope-in-parents-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants-and-its-association-with-parenting-stress-and-quality-of-life
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Trond Nordheim, Tone Rustøen, Anne Lee Solevåg, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Britt Nakstad
PURPOSE: Being a parent of a very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infant can be stressful. We aimed to describe parental hope 42months after the birth of a VLBW infant and determine whether there is an association between hope and parenting stress with quality of life (QoL), respectively. DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-nine parents of VLBW infants completed questionnaires about hope, parenting stress and QoL. Pearson correlation coefficients (r) and linear regression models were used to examine the relationship between the selected variables...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097512/new-insights-into-cardiac-and-vascular-natriuretic-peptides-findings-from-young-adults-born-with-very-low-birth-weight
#15
Timothy C R Prickett, Brian A Darlow, Richard W Troughton, Vicky A Cameron, John M Elliott, Julia Martin, L John Horwood, Eric A Espiner
BACKGROUND: In community studies, plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is positively associated with cardiovascular disorders. Those born with very low birth weight (VLBW) have increased risk of metabolic and vascular disorders in later life, but plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides have not been studied. The objectives here were to evaluate BNP and C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP)-a putative marker of vascular risk-in young adults born with VLBW. METHODS: In all, 220 VLBW cases and 97 matched controls were studied 28 years after birth during a 2-day period at 1 research center...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095842/asymmetry-of-cerebral-glucose-metabolism-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-without-structural-abnormalities
#16
Jae Hyun Park, Chun Soo Kim, Kyoung Sook Won, Jungsu S Oh, Jae Seung Kim, Hae Won Kim
METHODS: Thirty-six VLBW infants who underwent F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) brain PET and MRI were prospectively enrolled, while infants with evidence of parenchymal brain injury on MRI were excluded. The regional glucose metabolic ratio and asymmetry index were calculated. The asymmetry index more than 10% (right > left asymmetry) or less than -10% (left > right asymmetry) were defined as abnormal. Regional cerebral glucose metabolism were compared between right and left cerebral hemispheres, and between the following subgroups: multiple gestations, premature rupture of membrane, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and low-grade intraventricular hemorrhage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095430/excipient-exposure-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonates
#17
T O Akinmboni, N L Davis, A J Falck, C F Bearer, S M Mooney
OBJECTIVE: The excipients benzyl alcohol, propylene glycol and ethanol are present in medications used in the neonatal intensive care unit. Exposure to high levels can have adverse effects in a neonatal population. The objective was to quantify excipient exposure in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates and identify risk factors associated with greater exposure. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective record review of VLBW infants admitted over 1 year. Excipient exposures were calculated and multivariable regression analyses identified risk factors for increasing exposure...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079904/neonatal-gastric-perforations-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Aslan Babayigit, Seyithan Ozaydın, Merih Cetinkaya, Serdar Sander
PURPOSE: Gastric perforation is a rare condition with high mortality rates in preterm infants. The aim of this retrospective study was to define the risk factors and prognosis in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with gastric perforations. METHODS: VLBW infants with a diagnosis of gastric perforation between 2012 and 2016 were included. The data including birth weight, gestational age, gender, risk factors, time and location of the perforation and prognosis were recorded...
October 27, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073688/-does-a-higher-ambient-temperature-in-the-delivery-room-prevent-hypothermia-in-preterm-infants-1500%C3%A2-g
#19
Janaina Kristina Isabel Johannsen, Matthias Vochem, Patrick Neuberger
Aim Because hypothermia in the preterm infant immediately after delivery can cause an increase in morbidity and mortality in the newborn period, one of the most important goals is preventing hypothermia in preterm infants. There is sufficient data on prevention methods such as warming respirator gas, radiant heat sources, warmed blankets, sterile polyethylene bags, etc. However no general recommendation of the optimal environmental temperature in the delivery room exists. Methods We compared the rectal body temperature of VLBW infants on admission to the NICU, born in delivery rooms with an ambient temperature of 28°C vs...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049359/analysis-of-pd-1-expression-in-the-monocyte-subsets-from-non-septic-and-septic-preterm-neonates
#20
Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Wojciech Durlak, Andrzej Grudzień, Agnieszka Krzeczkowska, Nina Mól, Marta Pilch, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor system represents a part of recently reported immunoregulatory pathway. PD-1 is an immune checkpoint molecule, which plays an important role in downregulating the immune system proinflammatory activity. Until recently, PD-1 expression was not established on immune cells of the preterm infants. The study objectives were to confirm expression of the PD-1 receptors on the monocytes isolated from very low birth weight newborns (VLBW), and to analyze their expression during the first week of life and late-onset sepsis...
2017: PloS One
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