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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208965/long-term-outcomes-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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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/28205208/skin-to-skin-care-for-procedural-pain-in-neonates
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Celeste Johnston, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Timothy Disher, Britney Benoit, Ananda Fernandes, David Streiner, Darlene Inglis, Rebekah Zee
BACKGROUND: Skin-to-skin care (SSC), often referred to as 'kangaroo care' (KC) due to its similarity with marsupial behaviour of ventral maternal-infant contact, is one non-pharmacological intervention for pain control in infants. OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives were to determine the effect of SSC alone on pain from medical or nursing procedures in neonates compared to no intervention, sucrose or other analgesics, or additions to simple SSC such as rocking; and to determine the effects of the amount of SSC (duration in minutes), method of administration (e...
February 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196141/changing-patterns-of-meat-consumption-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions-in-australia-will-kangaroo-meat-make-a-difference
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Shyama Ratnasiri, Jayatilleke Bandara
The Australian per capita consumption of ruminant meat such as beef and lamb has declined over the last two decades. Over the same period, however, per capita consumption of non-ruminant meat such as chicken and pork has continued to increase. Furthermore, it is now observed that the human consumption of kangaroo meat is on the rise. This study investigates the implications of these changes in meat consumption patterns on Green House Gases (GHGs) emission mitigation in Australia using a Vector Auto Regression (VAR) forecasting approach...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188761/kangaroo-rats-change-temperature-when-investigating-rattlesnake-predators
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Hannes A Schraft, Rulon W Clark
Predator presence causes acute stress in mammals. A prey animal's stress response increases its chance of survival during life-threatening situations through adaptive changes in behavior and physiology. Some components of the physiological stress response can lead to changes in body surface temperatures. Body temperature changes in prey could provide information about prey state to predators that sense heat, such as pit vipers. We determined whether wild rodents undergo a stress-induced change in body surface temperature upon detecting and investigating rattlesnake predators...
February 8, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152330/randomized-controlled-trial-on-effect-of-intermittent-early-versus-late-kangaroo-mother-care-on-human-milk-feeding-in-low-birth-weight-neonates
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Dhaarani Jayaraman, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Anil Kumar Bhalla, Lakhbir Kaur Dhaliwal
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding at discharge among sick low-birth-weight (LBW) infants is low despite counseling and intervention like kangaroo mother care (KMC). Research aim: The aim was to study the effects of early initiation of KMC on exclusive human milk feeding, growth, mortality, and morbidities in LBW neonates compared with late initiation of KMC during the hospital stay and postdischarge. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in level 2 and 3 areas of a tertiary care neonatal unit over 15 months...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145488/targeted-capture-to-assess-neutral-genomic-variation-in-the-narrow-leaf-hopbush-across-a-continental-biodiversity-refugium
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Matthew J Christmas, Ed Biffin, Martin F Breed, Andrew J Lowe
The Adelaide geosyncline, a mountainous region in central southern Australia, is purported to be an important continental refugium for Mediterranean and semi-arid Australian biota, yet few population genetic studies have been conducted to test this theory. Here, we focus on a plant species distributed widely throughout the region, the narrow-leaf hopbush, Dodonaea viscosa ssp. angustissima, and examine its genetic diversity and population structure. We used a hybrid-capture target enrichment technique to selectively sequence over 700 genes from 89 individuals across 17 sampling locations...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143819/performing-international-outreach-phun-week-in-an-australian-primary-school
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Patricia A Halpin
Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week is an annual science outreach program sponsored by the American Physiological Society in which K-12 students learn about physiology through meeting a physiologist and performing an experiment. Performing PhUn Week at an Australian private primary school during a family vacation in 2014 enabled me to receive a fellowship to return the following year for further implementation. To set up the outreach, I contacted the assistant principal of a public primary school, and she connected me with the physical education (PE) teacher...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122592/barriers-and-enablers-of-health-system-adoption-of-kangaroo-mother-care-a-systematic-review-of-caregiver-perspectives
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Emily R Smith, Ilana Bergelson, Stacie Constantian, Bina Valsangkar, Grace J Chan
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in child survival in the past four decades, an estimated 6.3 million children under the age of five die each year, and more than 40% of these deaths occur in the neonatal period. Interventions to reduce neonatal mortality are needed. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is one such life-saving intervention; however it has not yet been fully integrated into health systems around the world. Utilizing a conceptual framework for integration of targeted health interventions into health systems, we hypothesize that caregivers play a critical role in the adoption, diffusion, and assimilation of KMC...
January 25, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078555/control-blindness-why-people-can-make-incorrect-inferences-about-the-intentions-of-others
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Andrew B S Willett, Richard S Marken, Maximilian G Parker, Warren Mansell
There is limited evidence regarding the accuracy of inferences about intention. The research described in this article shows how perceptual control theory (PCT) can provide a "ground truth" for these judgments. In a series of 3 studies, participants were asked to identify a person's intention in a tracking task where the person's true intention was to control the position of a knot connecting a pair of rubber bands. Most participants failed to correctly infer the person's intention, instead inferring complex but nonexistent goals (such as "tracing out two kangaroos boxing") based on the actions taken to keep the knot under control...
January 11, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047811/th-ab-bra-12-experimental-results-from-the-first-high-field-inline-mri-linac
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P Keall, B Dong, P Vial, A Walker, K Zhang, J Begg, R Rai, L Holloway, M Barton, S Crozier, G Liney
PURPOSE: The pursuit of real-time image guided radiotherapy using optimal tissue contrast has seen the development of several hybrid MRI-treatment systems, high field and low field, and inline and perpendicular configurations. As part of a new MRI-Linac program, an MRI scanner was integrated with a linear accelerator to enable investigations of a coupled inline MRI-Linac system. This work describes our experimental results from the first high-field inline MRI-Linac. METHODS: A 1...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045886/the-effects-of-kangaroo-care-on-the-sleep-and-wake-states-of-preterm-infants
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Farideh Bastani, Nahid Rajai, Zahra Farsi, Heidelise Als
BACKGROUND: Developing interventions that improve deep sleep and quit awake is important to improve the quality of care that is provided to preterm infants. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of kangaroo care and in-arms-holding on the sleep and wake states of preterm infants. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial design was employed in 2011-2012. Seventy-two stable preterm infants with gestational ages of 32-37 weeks and their mothers were recruited from the neonatal intensive care unit of Valiasr Hospital in Tehran, Iran...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009335/influence-of-maternal-factors-on%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-successful-outcome-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-low-birth-weight-infants-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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S N Lumbanraja
BACKGROUND: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is associated with positive neonatal outcomes. Studies demonstrated significant influence of maternal factors on the success of applying KMC. AIM: To determine maternal factors that influence on anthropometric parameters in low birth weight babies that received kangaroo mother care. METHODS: This is a randomized controlled study that involved low birth weight newborns. We randomly assigned newborns into two groups; a group who received KMC and a group who received conventional care...
2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001295/gradients-in-cytoarchitectural-landscapes-of-the-isocortex-diprotodont-marsupials-in-comparison-to-eutherian-mammals
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Christine J Charvet, Cheryl D Stimpson, Young Do Kim, Mary Ann Raghanti, Albert H Lewandowski, Patrick R Hof, Aida Gómez-Robles, Fenna M Krienen, Chet C Sherwood
Although it has been claimed that marsupials possess a lower density of isocortical neurons compared with other mammals, little is known about cross-cortical variation in neuron distributions in this diverse taxonomic group. We quantified upper layer (layers II-IV) and lower layer (layers V-VI) neuron numbers per unit of cortical surface area in three diprotodont marsupial species (two macropodiformes, the red kangaroo and the parma wallaby, and a vombatiform, the koala) and compared these results to eutherian mammals (e...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989952/randomized-controlled-trial-on-kangaroo-mother-care-in-bogot%C3%A3-cost-utility-analysis
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Juan Gabriel Ruiz, Nathalie Charpak, Mario Castillo, Astrid Bernal, John Ríos, Tammy Trujillo, María Adelaida Córdoba
INTRODUCTION: Although Kangaroo-Mother Care (KMC) has been shown to be safe and effective in randomized controlled trials (RCT), there are no published complete economic evaluations including the three components of the full intervention. METHODS: Cost-utility analysis on the results of a RCT conducted in Bogotá, Colombia between 1993 and 1996. Hospital and ambulatory costs were estimated by microcosting in a sample of preterm infants from a University Hospital in Bogotá in 2011, and at a KMC clinic in the same period...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989406/features-of-heart-rate-variability-capture-regulatory-changes-during-kangaroo-care-in-preterm-infants
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Deedee R Kommers, Rohan Joshi, Carola van Pul, Louis Atallah, Loe Feijs, Guid Oei, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, Peter Andriessen
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether heart rate variability (HRV) can serve as a surrogate measure to track regulatory changes during kangaroo care, a period of parental coregulation distinct from regulation within the incubator. STUDY DESIGN: Nurses annotated the starting and ending times of kangaroo care for 3 months. The pre-kangaroo care, during-kangaroo care, and post-kangaroo care data were retrieved in infants with at least 10 accurately annotated kangaroo care sessions...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987366/when-alternative-female-kangaroo-care-is-provided-by-other-immediate-postpartum-mothers-it-reduces-postprocedural-pain-in-preterm-babies-more-than-swaddling
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Jitendranath Murmu, Kannan Venkatnarayan, Rajeev Kumar Thapar, Subhash Chandra Shaw, Shamsher Singh Dalal
AIM: Research on alternative female Kangaroo care (KC) has been hampered by high maternal refusal rates. We assessed the efficacy of Kangaroo mother care (KMC), alternative KC provided by other postpartum mothers and swaddling for postprocedural pain relief in preterm babies. METHODS: The study was carried out in a tertiary armed forces hospital, where mothers did not have support from other female relatives and other postpartum mothers agreed to act as alternative female KC providers...
December 17, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982295/infection-with-toxoplasma-gondii-in-a-red-kangaroo-macropus-rufus-and-a-patagonian-mara-dolichotis-patagonum-in-captivity
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Nataly Díaz-Ayala, Ezequiel Hidalgo-Hermoso, Constanza Cabello-Araya, Francisco Carvallo-Chaigneau
Toxoplasmosis is an infectious, zoonotic and parasitic disease, caused by Toxoplasma gondii. In this manucript, two cases of infection with T. gondii in captive animals from a zoological park in the central region of Chile are described. One case was a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus), which is highly susceptible to the infection, and the other was a Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum), a rodent in which there is no previous report of the infection. Both animals had myocarditis, with the presence of intralesional tachizoites and cysts suggestive of infection with T...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976654/rolling-out-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-secondary-level-facilities-in-bihar-some-experiences
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Sutapa B Neogi, Monika Chauhan, Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Ghanshyam Sethy
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is one of the leading causes of under-five child deaths worldwide and in India. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a powerful and easy-to-use method to promote health and well-being and reduce morbidity and mortality in preterm/low birth weight (LBW) babies. OBJECTIVE: As the part of the roll-out of India Newborn Action Plan interventions, we implemented KMC in select facilities with an objective to assess the responsiveness of public health system to roll out KMC...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973572/zoonotic-cryptosporidium-species-in-animals-inhabiting-sydney-water-catchments
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Alireza Zahedi, Paul Monis, Sarah Aucote, Brendon King, Andrea Paparini, Fuchun Jian, Rongchang Yang, Charlotte Oskam, Andrew Ball, Ian Robertson, Una Ryan
Cryptosporidium is one of the most common zoonotic waterborne parasitic diseases worldwide and represents a major public health concern of water utilities in developed nations. As animals in catchments can shed human-infectious Cryptosporidium oocysts, determining the potential role of animals in dissemination of zoonotic Cryptosporidium to drinking water sources is crucial. In the present study, a total of 952 animal faecal samples from four dominant species (kangaroos, rabbits, cattle and sheep) inhabiting Sydney's drinking water catchments were screened for the presence of Cryptosporidium using a quantitative PCR (qPCR) and positives sequenced at multiple loci...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970739/kangaroo-mother-care-a-cost-effective-and-an-alternate-method-to-manage-hypothermia-in-low-birth-weight-babies-for-better-clinical-outcome
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P Kanodia, R Bora, A Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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