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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523894/primary-cutaneous-mucormycosis-in-an-extremely-preterm-infant-successfully-treated-with-liposomal-amphotericin-b
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Christopher D Lowe, Rebecca J Sainato, David R Stagliano, Maribel M Morgan, Brian P Green
Cutaneous mucormycosis is a rare but often fatal invasive fungal infection that occurs most commonly in patients with diabetes, malignancy, and other immunocompromising conditions. We report an extremely preterm (<28 weeks) baby boy who developed polymicrobial sepsis and primary cutaneous mucormycosis within his first 10 days of life. He was successfully treated with medical management alone since he was not a candidate for surgery. Successful treatment of cutaneous mucormycosis without surgical debridement has been reported on only two other occasions...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520902/early-acquisition-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-colonization-and-potential-association-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-newborn-infants
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Pilar Rojas, Vicente Friaza, Elisa Garcia, Carmen de la Horra, Sergio L Vargas, Enrique J Calderón, Antonio Pavón
Background: Pneumocystis pneumonia is a well-recognized lung disease of premature and malnourished babies. Even though, serologic studies have shown that children are exposed to Pneumocystis jirovecii early in life the epidemiology of human P. jirovecii infection and the host-microorganism relationship in infancy remain poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of P. jirovecii colonization in preterm infants and its possible association with medical complications...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514524/transition-from-hospital-to-home-parents-perception-of-their-preparation-and-readiness-for-discharge-with-their-preterm-infant
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Laurene Aydon, Yvonne Hauck, Jamee Murdoch, Daphne Siu, Mary Sharp
AIMS: To explore the experiences of parents with babies born between 28-32 weeks gestation during transition through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and discharge to home. BACKGROUND: Following birth of a preterm baby, parents undergo a momentous journey through the NICU prior to their arrival home. The complexity of the journey varies on the degree of prematurity and problems faced by each baby. The NICU environment has many stressors and facilitating education to assist parents to feel ready for discharge can be challenging for all health professionals...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501865/fresh-and-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-compared-to-natural-conception-differences-in-perinatal-outcome
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Suzanne Spijkers, Jan Willem Lens, Roel Schats, Cornelis B Lambalk
BACKGROUND/AIM: To compare the pregnancy outcome of singletons conceived after transfer of cryopreserved and thawed embryos (frozen embryo transfer [FET]) to singletons conceived after fresh embryo transfer (fresh ET) and natural conceived singletons. METHODS: Using a retrospective data analysis on a study population consisting of 1,261 singletons born after FET and 2,519 singletons born after fresh ET between 2006 and 2015. The control group consisted of singletons born after natural conception...
May 13, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494594/caring-for-baby-s-teeth-starts-before-birth
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L Paglia
Care for a child's teeth and gums can start even before the baby is born. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes, among these the rise of estrogen and progesterone increases the risk of developing oral health problems, like gingivitis and periodontitis.The presence of maternal periodontal diseases and active infections has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and foetal loss. Therefore, it is important to educate pregnant women about their oral hygiene and the importance of taking care of their newborn's oral health...
March 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492159/iloprost-instillation-in-two-neonates-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Sezin Unal, Selma Aktas, Meltem Aksu, Ibrahim M Hirfanoglu, Yildiz Atalay, Canan Turkyilmaz
Pulmonary hypertension may coexist with certain diseases in neonates. Iloprost inhalation is one of the treatments which cause selective pulmonary vasodilatation. Inhalation is not an easy way of drug administration in mechanically ventilated infants; as some exhibit desaturations during inhalation. Moreover, inhalation of drug requires cessation of mechanical ventilation, if patient is on high frequency oscillatory ventilation. We presented two patients with pulmonary hypertension; term baby with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and preterm baby with respiratory distress syndrome; who had iloprost instillation during mechanical ventilation treatment...
April 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489765/anesthetic-management-of-cesarean-delivery-in-parturients-with-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-care-compliant-2-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Gang Fang, Man Li, Jian Li, Li Lin, Wei Mei
RATIONALE: Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is rare and dangerous in parturients. Few cases of ruptured SVA in pregnancy are reported, and the anesthetic management for cesarean delivery has scarcely been described. PATIENT CONCERNS: A parturient at 37-week gestation complained of a sore throat and cough that started 3 days before admission, followed 1 day later by fever, dizziness, breathlessness, and palpitation on exertion. Case two at 36-week gestation complained of a 1-day history of bloating in the lower abdomen...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489558/evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-elevated-newborn-17-hydroxyprogesterone-levels
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V Shobi Anandi, Bhattacharyya Shaila
BACKGROUND: Measurement of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) in dried blood spots has been widely used as a newborn screening tool for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Various maternal and neonatal factors can result in falsely high values of 17-OHP. There is a paucity of Indian studies in this regard because routine evaluation of newborn 17-OHP levels as a screening program is not widely practiced in India. Hence, this study was undertaken to evaluate the influence of various maternal and neonatal factors on newborn 17-OHP levels...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485238/premature-babies-benefit-from-corticosteroids-before-birth
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Giving mothers at risk of preterm delivery corticosteroid drugs from as early as 23 weeks of pregnancy is associated with a lower rate of death and serious illness for their babies, according to study published by the BMJ.
May 9, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479119/chromosomal-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-female-infertility-and-adverse-reproductive-outcomes-after-infertility-treatment-a-7-year-retrospective-study
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Ran Cheng, Yaxian Ma, Ying Nie, Xiaoyong Qiao, Zhilan Yang, Rujun Zeng, Liangzhi Xu
Data from 19,950 women were retrospectively analysed to determine the effect of chromosomal polymorphisms on female infertility and pregnancy outcome; fertile women were used as controls. Frequency of chromosomal polymorphisms and adverse pregnancy outcomes were compared between groups. A significantly higher incidence of chromosomal polymorphisms was found in total infertile patients, and patients with tubal infertility, ovulatory dysfunction, cervical and uterine abnormalities, and unexplained infertility compared with controls (5...
April 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465800/the-role-of-fear-of-childbirth-in-pregnancy-related-anxiety-in-iranian-women-a-qualitative-research
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Katayoun Arfaie, Fatemeh Nahidi, Masoumeh Simbar, Maryam Bakhtiari
INTRODUCTION: Anxiety disorders have severe complications for a mother and her developing baby. A few studies have focused on pregnancy related anxiety and its risk factors including fear of childbirth. Therefore, the current study aimed to explore components and dimensions of this kind of anxiety. METHODS: This qualitative study (conventional content analysis) was conducted with mothers who referred to health care centers from May to December, 2015. In order to collect data, purposive sampling and face-to-face semi-structured in-depth interviews were used...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465315/a-first-in-human-clinical-study-of-a-new-sp-b-and-sp-c-enriched-synthetic-surfactant-chf5633-in-preterm-babies-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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David G Sweet, Mark A Turner, Zbyněk Straňák, Richard Plavka, Paul Clarke, Ben J Stenson, Dominique Singer, Rangmar Goelz, Laura Fabbri, Guido Varoli, Annalisa Piccinno, Debora Santoro, Christian P Speer
OBJECTIVE: CHF5633 (Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., Parma, Italy) is the first fully synthetic surfactant enriched by peptide analogues of two human surfactant proteins. We planned to assess safety and tolerability of CHF5633 and explore preliminary efficacy. DESIGN: Multicentre cohort study. PATIENTS: Forty infants from 27(+0) to 33(+6) weeks gestation with respiratory distress syndrome requiring fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) ≥0.35 were treated with a single dose of CHF5633 within 48 hours after birth...
May 2, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456753/severe-hypercalcaemia-and-hypophosphataemia-with-an-optimised-preterm-parenteral-nutrition-formulation-in-two-epochs-of-differing-phosphate-supplementation
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Shaveta Mulla, Susan Stirling, Sarah Cowey, Rosie Close, Sara Pullan, Rosalind Howe, Lynne Radbone, Paul Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To compare in two epochs of differing phosphate provision serum calcium, phosphate, potassium, and sodium concentrations and the frequency of abnormality of these electrolytes and of sepsis in preterm infants who received an optimised higher amino acid-content formulation. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective cohort study at a single tertiary-level neonatal unit. PATIENTS: Preterm infants given parenteral nutrition (PN) in the first postnatal week during two discrete 6-month epochs in 2013-2014...
April 29, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455952/risk-of-preterm-birth-by-maternal-age-at-first-and-second-pregnancy-and-race-ethnicity
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Rebecca J Baer, Juan Yang, Vincenzo Berghella, Christina D Chambers, Tumaini R Coker, Miriam Kuppermann, Scott P Oltman, Larry Rand, Kelli K Ryckman, Louis J Muglia, Paul J Chung, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski
We examined the risk of preterm birth (PTB, <37 weeks' gestation) in a second pregnancy and analyzed the extent to which this risk varies by maternal age and race/ethnicity. The sample included nulligravida mothers in California who delivered two singletons between 2005 and 2011. Logistic regression was used to calculate the odds of PTB in the second pregnancy. Within each race/ethnicity stratum, women delivering term infants in their first pregnancy and between 25 and 34 years old for both pregnancies served as the referent group...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450221/mothers-childhood-hardship-forecasts-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-role-of-inflammatory-lifestyle-and-psychosocial-pathways
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Gregory E Miller, Jennifer Culhane, William Grobman, Hyagriv Simhan, Douglas E Williamson, Emma K Adam, Claudia Buss, Sonja Entringer, Kwang-Youn Kim, J Felipe Garcia-Espana, Lauren Keenan-Devlin, Thomas W McDade, Pathik D Wadhwa, Ann Borders
Research suggests the health consequences of economic hardship can be transmitted across generations. Some of these disparities are thought to be passed to offspring during gestation. But this hypothesis has not been tested in contemporary American samples, and the mechanisms of transmission have not been characterized. Accordingly, this study had two goals: first, to determine if women exposed to economic hardship during childhood showed higher rates of adverse birth outcomes; and second, to evaluate the contribution of inflammation, psychosocial, lifestyle, and obstetric characteristics to this phenomenon...
April 25, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449646/when-is-the-use-of-pacifiers-justifiable-in-the-baby-friendly-hospital-initiative-context-a-clinician-s-guide
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Welma Lubbe, Wilma Ten Ham-Baloyi
BACKGROUND: The use of pacifiers is an ancient practice, but often becomes a point of debate when parents and professionals aim to protect and promote breastfeeding as most appropriately for nurturing infants. We discuss the current literature available on pacifier use to enable critical decision-making regarding justifiable use of pacifiers, especially in the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative context, and we provide practical guidelines for clinicians. DISCUSSION: Suck-swallow-breathe coordination is an important skill that every newborn must acquire for feeding success...
April 27, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436125/the-quipp-app-a-safe-alternative-to-a-treat-all-strategy-for-threatened-preterm-labour
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Helena A Watson, Jenny Carter, Paul T Seed, Rachel M Tribe, Andrew H Shennan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a treat-all policy (advocated by NICE) compared to the QUIPP app (predictive model combining history of spontaneous preterm birth gestation and quantitative fetal fibronectin) for women in threatened preterm labour at <30 weeks gestation. METHODS: We conducted a subanalysis of prospectively collected data of pregnant women presenting with symptoms of preterm labour from the EQUIPP (REC Ref. 10/H0806/68) and PETRA (REC Ref...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432735/perinatal-outcomes-among-young-indigenous-australian-mothers-a-cross-sectional-study-and-comparison-with-adult-indigenous-mothers
#18
Malinda Steenkamp, Jacqueline Boyle, Sue Kildea, Vivienne Moore, Michael Davies, Alice Rumbold
BACKGROUND: The teenage pregnancy rate is high among Indigenous Australian women, yet little is known about their pregnancy outcomes. Moreover, against a background of extreme social disadvantage, the relative importance of age as a risk factor for adverse outcomes among Indigenous pregnancies is unclear. We compared perinatal outcomes for Indigenous teenagers (<20 years) with adult Indigenous women (20-34 years), and described outcomes in subgroups of teenagers. METHODS: Data were analyzed for 2421 singleton births to Indigenous women aged <35 years in Australia's Northern Territory from 2003 to 2005...
April 22, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419552/feasibility-and-utility-of-portable-ultrasound-during-retrieval-of-sick-preterm-infants
#19
Kathryn Browning Carmo, Tracey Lutz, Mark Greenhalgh, Andrew Berry, Martin Kluckow, Nick Evans
AIM: Document the incidence of haemodynamic pathology in critically ill preterm newborns requiring transport. METHOD: A transport neonatologist performed cardiac and cerebral ultrasound before and after transportation of infants born ≤ 30 weeks gestation. RESULTS: 44 newborns were studied 2008 - 2015, 21 transported by road, 19 by helicopter and 4 by fixed wing. Median birth weight 1130g (680-1960g), median gestation 27 weeks (23-30) and 30/44 were male...
April 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418622/newborn-length-of-stay-and-risk-of-readmission
#20
Katie Harron, Ruth Gilbert, David Cromwell, Sam Oddie, Jan van der Meulen
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the association between newborn length of hospital stay (LOS) and risk of readmission is conflicting. We compared methods for modelling this relationship, by gestational age, using population-level hospital data on births in England between 2005-14. METHODS: The association between LOS and unplanned readmission within 30 days of postnatal discharge was explored using four approaches: (i) modelling hospital-level LOS and readmission rates; (ii) comparing trends over time in LOS and readmission; (iii) modelling individual LOS and adjusted risk of readmission; and (iv) instrumental variable analyses (hospital-level mean LOS and number of births on the same day)...
April 18, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
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