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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214832/the-burden-of-respiratory-disease-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-changes-in-perinatal-care-and-outcomes-in-a-decade-in-spain
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Fermín García-Muñoz Rodrigo, Antonio Losada Martínez, María Dolores Elorza Fernández, Julio Moreno Hernando, Josep Figueras Aloy, Máximo Vento Torres
BACKGROUND: Advances in perinatal care have led to a significant reduction in morbidity and mortality among very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. Much of this progress is related to the prevention and management of respiratory disease. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate changes in perinatal care and its influence on respiratory morbidity and mortality among VLBW infants in Spain in 2 consecutive periods (2002-2006 and 2007-2011). METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected of all VLBW infants included in the Spanish SEN1500 network...
February 18, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208965/long-term-outcomes-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#2
Sunil Gavhane, Deepak Eklare, Haseeb Mohammad
INTRODUCTION: Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been gaining acceptance as an effective alternative to incubator based Conventional Medical Care (CMC) in preterm or Low Birth Weight (LBW) infants especially in resource scarce developing countries. AIM: To report and analyse the long-term effects of KMC for relatively stable Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) infants on nutritional indicators and feeding conditions at 6-12 months of corrected age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was done at a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a teaching institution in southern India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206996/the-quest-for-sustained-multiple-morbidity-reduction-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-the-antifragility-project
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J W Kaempf, N M Schmidt, S Rogers, C Novack, M Friant, L Wang, N Tipping
OBJECTIVE: Can a comprehensive, explicitly directive evidence-based guideline for all therapies that might affect the major morbidities of very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants help a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) further improve generally favorable morbidity rates? Can Antifragility principles of provider adaptive growth from stressors, enhanced infant risk assessment and adherence to effective therapies minimize unproven treatments and reduce all morbidities? STUDY DESIGN: Prospectively planned observational trial in VLBW infants: control group born October 2011 to September 2013 and study group October 2013 to September 2015...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206995/patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-premature-infants-to-treat-or-not-to-treat
#4
M A Mohamed, M El-Dib, S Alqahtani, K Alyami, A N Ibrahim, H Aly
OBJECTIVE: Closing patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a widely accepted approach in the management of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Our objective is to test the hypothesis that conservative management (no treatment) of PDA will not affect survival without chronic lung diseases (CLD). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study utilizes a prospectively collected database to compare two cohorts of VLBW infants. Infants in the first group (2001 to 2009) had their PDA treated with pharmacological and if necessary with surgical ligation...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202108/-clinical-efficacy-of-pulmonary-surfactant-combined-with-budesonide-for-preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#5
Jing Pan, Ming-Wu Chen, Wen-Quan Ni, Tao Fang, Hui Zhang, Ye Chen, Jia-Hua Pan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical efficacy of intratracheal instillation of pulmonary surfactant (PS) combined with budesonide for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS: Thirty VLBW infants with gestational age <32 weeks who developed neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS) (grade III-IV) suffering from intrauterine infection were randomly assigned into a PS + budesonide group and a PS alone group...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196391/pentoxifylline-treatment-of-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-with-nosocomial-sepsis
#6
Şahin Hamilçıkan, Emrah Can, Övgü Büke, Meltem Erol, Özlem Bostan Gayret
Objective The objective of this study was to assess the result of intravenous pentoxifylline as an adjunct to antibiotic therapy on mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates with nosocomial sepsis. Methods For the 18 VLBW preterm neonates, as an adjunct therapy to antibiotics regimens, pentoxifylline (5 mg/kg/h for 6 hours) was administered to premature infants with sepsis on 3 successive days. Clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded before and after treatment. Results Following pentoxifylline therapy, the immature-to-total neutrophil ratio and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were significantly decreased, while the blood pH and base excess were significantly increased (p < 0...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196365/the-golden-age-of-probiotics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-and-observational-studies-in-preterm-infants
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Elda Dermyshi, Yizhong Wang, Chongbin Yan, Wenchao Hong, Gang Qiu, Xiaohui Gong, Ting Zhang
BACKGROUND: Over the last few years, probiotics have been one of the most studied interventions in neonatal medicine. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to analyse all studies (randomized controlled trials, RCTs, and observational studies) assessing the use of probiotics in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants. SEARCH METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science...
February 15, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194395/gender-differences-in-respiratory-morbidity-and-mortality-of-preterm-neonates
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REVIEW
Courtney Denise Townsel, Sawyer F Emmer, Winston A Campbell, Naveed Hussain
For the past century, researchers have underscored the "disadvantage" observed in respiratory morbidity and mortality of male newborns. In this contemporary review, we examine gender differences in preterm infant respiratory morbidity and mortality specifically appraising differences in the very low birth weight (VLBW) population as well as the late preterm (LPT) population. In the era of postnatal surfactant and antenatal corticosteroids, the gender gap in neonatal outcomes has not narrowed. Structural, physiologic, and hormonal sex differences may be at the root of this disparity...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187059/clinical-and-microbiologic-characteristics-of-early-onset-sepsis-among-vlbw-infants-opportunities-for-antibiotic-stewardship
#9
Sagori Mukhopadhyay, Karen M Puopolo
BACKGROUND: Most very-low birth weight (birth weight <1500 grams, VLBW) infants receive empiric antibiotics for risk of early-onset sepsis (EOS). The objective of this study was to determine the characteristics of VLBW infants with culture-confirmed EOS at a single center during 25 years, to identify opportunities for antibiotic stewardship. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including VLBW infants admitted from 1990-2015. EOS was defined as isolation of a pathogen in blood or cerebrospinal fluid culture obtained < 72 hours of age...
February 9, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182674/evaluation-of-altitude-appropriate-reference-ranges-for-neutrophils-in-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#10
Jianhui Wang, Jialin Yu, Juan Fan, Yu He, Wenhui Dong, Zhengli Wang
BACKGROUND: The circulating neutrophil count was commonly believed to be influenced by altitude. At present, neutrophil reference ranges (RRs) for very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates are only available from the sea level and from high altitude. This study aimed to construct RRs for neutrophils in VLBW infants in an intermediate-altitude area and assess its usefulness in evaluation for sepsis. METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective study of 2173 VLBW infants admitted to 20 hospitals in Chongqing in southwest of China with altitude from 1000 to 2600 feet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165675/intratracheal-administration-of-budesonide-surfactant-in-prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Rohini Venkataraman, Majeeda Kamaluddeen, Shabih U Hasan, Helen Lee Robertson, Abhay Lodha
Despite the near universal adaptation of gentle mechanical ventilation, surfactant use and non-invasive respiratory support, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains one of the most common respiratory morbidities in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Thus, the objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of intra-tracheal administration of budesonide-surfactant mixture in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched for randomized clinical trials in which intra-tracheal administration of budesonide-surfactant was used to prevent BPD in infants...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156021/loss-of-cutaneous-microbial-diversity-during-first-three-weeks-of-life-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#12
A Salava, V Aho, E Lybeck, P Pereira, L Paulin, I Nupponen, A Ranki, P Auvinen, S Andersson, A Lauerma
Neonatal sepsis (NS) is a frequent problem in neonatal intensive care, especially in preterm and very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The objective of the study was to characterize the cutaneous bacterial microbiome in VLBW infants treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Non-invasive skin microbiome specimens were taken repeatedly from 12 VLBW infants during treatment in NICU starting on the first day of life. All infants received benzylpenicillin and netilmicin during the first 1-5 postnatal days...
February 3, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146204/development-skills-of-children-born-premature-with-low-and-very-low-birth-weight
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Camila da Costa Ribeiro, Mariane Regina de Oliveira Pachelli, Natalie Camillo de Oliveira Amaral, Dionísia Aparecida Cusin Lamônica
Purpose: To compare the performance of children born premature with low birth weight (LBW) and very low birth-weight (VLBW) with that of children born at term, within the age range of one to three years, regarding child development in the gross motor, fine motor-adaptive, personal-social and language domains. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study in a cohort of 150 infants born premature (experimental group) and at term (control group) divided into eight groups with respect to weight (low birth weight: <2500 grams and very low birth weight: <1500 grams) and age range (aged 12 to 24 and 25 to 36 months)...
January 30, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143492/a-longitudinal-study-of-associations-between-psychiatric-symptoms-and-disorders-and-cerebral-gray-matter-volumes-in-adolescents-born-very-preterm
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Violeta L Botellero, Jon Skranes, Knut Jørgen Bjuland, Asta Kristine Håberg, Stian Lydersen, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Marit S Indredavik, Marit Martinussen
BACKGROUND: Being born preterm with very low birthweight (VLBW ≤ 1500 g) poses a risk for cortical and subcortical gray matter (GM) abnormalities, as well as for having more psychiatric problems during childhood and adolescence than term-born individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between cortical and subcortical GM volumes and the course of psychiatric disorders during adolescence in VLBW individuals. METHODS: We followed VLBW individuals and term-born controls (birth weight ≥10th percentile) from 15 (VLBW;controls n = 40;56) to 19 (n = 44;60) years of age...
February 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142216/how-do-low-birth-weight-neonates-fare-two-years-after-discharge-from-a-low-technology-neonatal-care-unit-in-a-rural-district-hospital-in-burundi
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W van den Boogaard, I Zuniga, M Manzi, R Van den Bergh, A Lefevre, K Nanan-N'zeth, B Duchenne, W Etienne, N Juma, B Ndelema, R Zachariah, A Reid
OBJECTIVES: As neonatal care is being scaled up in economically poor settings, there is a need to know more on post-hospital discharge and longer-term outcomes. Of particular interest are mortality, prevalence of developmental impairments and malnutrition, all known to be worse in low-birth-weight neonates (LBW, <2500 grams). Getting a better handle on these parameters might justify and guide support interventions. Two years after hospital discharge, we thus assessed: mortality, developmental impairments, and nutritional status of LBW children...
January 31, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141913/systemic-corticosteroid-regimens-for-prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
#16
REVIEW
Wes Onland, Anne Pmc De Jaegere, Martin Offringa, Anton van Kaam
BACKGROUND: Cochrane systematic reviews show that systemic postnatal corticosteroids reduce the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants. However, corticosteroids have also been associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental impairment. It is unknown whether these beneficial and adverse effects are modulated by differences in corticosteroid treatment regimens. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different corticosteroid treatment regimens on mortality, pulmonary morbidity, and neurodevelopmental outcome in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants...
January 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135486/-i-had-one-job-and-that-was-to-make-milk
#17
Katherine Bower, Tara Burnette, Daniel Lewis, Courtney Wright, Katie Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: For very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants, breastfeeding may no longer be an immediate option. Mothers often turn to mechanically expressing their milk with a breast pump to provide their infants human milk. Research aim: This study aimed to describe mothers' experiences expressing milk for their VLBW infants in a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Qualitative, phenomenological methods were used to better understand the milk expression experiences of 17 mothers of VLBW infants...
February 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125093/effect-of-l-thyroxine-supplementation-on-very-low-birth-weight-infants-with-transient-hypothyroxinemia-of-prematurity-at-3-years-of-age
#18
A Uchiyama, R Kushima, T Watanabe, S Kusuda
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of levothyroxine (L-T4) supplementation on growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 3 years of age in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with transient hypothyroxinemia of prematurity (THOP). STUDY DESIGN: VLBW infants with plasma thyroid-stimulating hormone concentrations <10 mIU l(-1) and free thyroxine concentrations <0.8 ng dl(-1) were defined as having THOP and randomly assigned to the Treated (20 infants) or Untreated (31 infants) group...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118771/risk-factors-associated-with-failure-of-extubation-in-very-low-birth-weight-newborns
#19
Slobodan Spasojevic, Aleksandra Doronjski
AIM: To identify risk factors associated with the failure of extubation of mechanically ventilated very-low-birth-weight newborns. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. Assessment of the occurrence of extubation failure in relation to demographic and ventilation parameters, the SpO2/FiO2 ratio, the spontaneous breathing test (SBT) and values of the Silverman-Andersen score (SAS). Extubation failure was defined as the need for reintubation for any reason within 72 hours after extubation...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117531/late-onset-circulatory-collapse-of-prematurity
#20
Masahiko Kawai
Some very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants develop refractory hypotension, which is resistant to intravenous volume expanders and inotropes, but responds to exogenous glucocorticoid dramatically.(1-8) Such refractory hypotension usually occurs just after birth or within the early neonatal period (<Day 7). However, cases of refractory hypotension after the early neonatal period (>Day 7) have been reported since 2000 in Japan.(9) In typical cases, infants are stabilized for a period within the early neonatal period, and the sudden onset of circulatory collapse then subsequently occurs...
January 24, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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