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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227297/features-of-cerebral-oxygenation-detects-brain-injury-in-premature-infants
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John M O'Toole, Mmoloki Kenosi, Daragh Finn, Geraldine B Boylan, Eugene M Dempsey, John M O'Toole, Mmoloki Kenosi, Daragh Finn, Geraldine B Boylan, Eugene M Dempsey, Daragh Finn, Eugene M Dempsey, Mmoloki Kenosi, John M Otoole, Geraldine B Boylan
Babies born prematurely can develop brain injury within days after birth. Early identification of high-risk infants enables appropriate clinical care to mitigate potential lifelong disabilities. Near infra-red spectroscopy is an established technology that can provide continuous measurements of cerebral oxygen saturation (rcSO2) over this critical period. We develop a feature set of the rcSO2 signal for the purpose of detecting brain injury. Our feature set contains amplitude, spectral, and fractal dimension features within 5 frequency bands...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225377/inappropriate-shocks-and-power-delivery-using-adult-automatic-external-defibrillator-pads-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Shai Tejman-Yarden, Uriel Katz, Marina Rubinstein, Yehuda Attias, Reem Yahia, David Mishali, Michael Glikson
The use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) during pulseless resuscitations is considered safe and reliable, and was established as part of the guidelines in out-of-hospital events. Based on extensive studies, the use of the standard AED is now indicated in every age group with a preference of pediatric pad application for small children and babies. If unavailable, adult pads are recommended. We report a case of 2 inappropriate AED shocks that were delivered to a neonate during a pulseless resuscitation after application of adult pads...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225179/frozen-chirality-of-tertiary-aromatic-amides-access-to-enantioenriched-tertiary-%C3%AE-amino-acid-or-amino-alcohol-without-any-chiral-reagent
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Thi Thoa Mai, Baby Viswambharan, Didier Gori, Régis Guillot, Jean-Valère Naubron, Cyrille Kouklovsky, Valérie Alezra
One of the fundamental and intriguing aspects of life is the homochirality of the essential molecules. In this field, the absolute asymmetric synthesis of α-amino acids is a major challenge. Herein we report access, by chemical means, to tertiary α-amino acids derivatives in up to 96% ee without using any chiral reagent. In our strategy, the dynamic axial chirality of tertiary aromatic amides is frozen in a crystal and is responsible for the stereoselectivity of the subsequent steps. Furthermore, we are able to control the configuration of the final product by carefully sorting out the initial crystals...
February 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224271/the-perfect-womb-promoting-equality-of-fetal-opportunity
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Evie Kendal
This paper aims to address how artificial gestation might affect equality of opportunity for the unborn and any resultant generation of "ectogenetic" babies. It will first explore the current legal obstacles preventing the development of ectogenesis, before looking at the benefits of allowing this technology to control fetal growth and development. This will open up a discussion of the treatment/enhancement divide regarding the use of reproductive technologies, a topic featured in various bioethical debates on the subject...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222038/evidence-based-ethically-justified-counseling-for-fetal-bilateral-renal-agenesis
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Alana N Thomas, Laurence B McCullough, Frank A Chervenak, Frank X Placencia
BACKGROUND: Not much data are available on the natural history of bilateral renal agenesis, as the medical community does not typically offer aggressive obstetric or neonatal care asbilateral renal agenesis has been accepted as a lethal condition. AIM: To provide an evidence-based, ethically justified approach to counseling pregnant women about the obstetric management of bilateral renal agenesis. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic literature search was performed using multiple databases...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221975/fate-of-listeria-monocytogenes-pathogenic-yersinia-enterocolitica-and-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-gfp-in-ready-to-eat-salad-during-cold-storage-what-is-the-risk-to-consumers
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Karin Söderqvist, Susanne Thisted Lambertz, Ivar Vågsholm, Lise-Lotte Fernström, Beatrix Alsanius, Lars Mogren, Sofia Boqvist
In this study, we investigated the fate of Listeria monocytogenes , pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica , and Escherichia coli O157:H7 gfp(+) inoculated in low numbers into ready-to-eat baby spinach and mixed-ingredient salad (baby spinach with chicken meat). Samples were stored at recommended maximum refrigerator temperature (8°C in Sweden) or at an abuse temperature (15°C) for up to 7 days. Mixed-ingredient salad supported considerable growth when stored at 15°C during shelf life (3 days), with populations of L...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221928/rapid-identification-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o-serogroups-from-fresh-produce-and-raw-milk-enrichment-cultures-by-luminex-bead-based-suspension-array
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Julie A Kase, Anna Maounounen-Laasri, Andrew Lin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) Chapter 4a describes a Luminex microbead-based suspension array used to screen colonies for 11 clinically relevant Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroups: O26, O45, O91, O103, O104, O111, O113, O121, O128, O145, and O157. We evaluated the usefulness of this method to identify STEC-positive enrichment samples before agar plating. Twelve E. coli strains were added to three types of fresh produce (bagged baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, and cilantro) at levels near the detection limit of the test...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219933/akt-signalling-as-a-mediator-of-cardiac-adaptation-to-low-birth-weight
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Kimberley Cw Wang, Kimberley J Botting, Song Zhang, Caroline McMillen, Doug A Brooks, Janna L Morrison
Intrauterine insults, such as poor nutrition and placental insufficiency, can alter cardiomyocyte development and this can have significant long-term implications for heart health. Consequently, epidemiological studies have shown that low birth weight babies have an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease in adult life. In addition, intrauterine growth restriction can result in increased left ventricular hypertrophy, which is the strongest predictor for poor health outcomes in cardiac patients. The mechanisms responsible for these associations are not clear, but a suboptimal intrauterine environment can program alternative expression of genes such as cardiac IGF-2/H19, IGF-2R and AT1R through either an increase or decrease in DNA methylation or histone acetylation at specific loci...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219911/triple-negative-breast-cancer-with-brain-metastasis-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Francisco Trinca, Mariana Inácio, Teresa Timóteo, Rui Dinis
A woman aged 35 years was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in October 2012. During the investigation, it was discovered that she was pregnant, the patient decided to have an abortion. She was submitted to a radical modified mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy followed by adjuvant breast radiotherapy of the left breast. 2 months after the adjuvant treatment, she began to have headaches and dizziness. The cranial MRI (head MRI) showed brain metastasis. She was then treated with whole brain radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and concomitant temozolomide which resulted in complete response...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219265/womb-rentals-and-baby-selling-does-surrogacy-undermine-the-human-dignity-and-rights-of-the-surrogate-mother-and-child
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Clara Watson
The question of surrogacy has dominated much of the European human rights agenda over the last two years, at the time writing, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe hopes to adopt a resolution on surrogacy in the coming months. There is, however, danger in taking action at a supranational level to address the European 'surrogacy problem', without first honestly answering the question: does surrogacy undermine the human dignity and rights of the surrogate mother and child? This paper presents the case that surrogacy, by its nature, necessarily undermines the human dignity of both the woman and child born through such arrangements, and thus neither commercial nor altruistic surrogacy can ever be justified...
November 2016: New Bioethics: a Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218865/occurrence-of-ochratoxin-a-in-infant-foods-in-the-united-states
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Jack Cappozzo, Lauren Jackson, Hyun Jung Lee, Wei Zhou, Fadwa Al-Taher, Jerry Zweigenbaum, Dojin Ryu
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a possible human carcinogen and occurs frequently in cereal grain, soy, and other agricultural commodities. Infants and young children may be more susceptible to contaminants than adults because of their lower body weight, higher metabolic rate, reduced ability to detoxify food toxicants, and more restricted diet. The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence and levels of OTA in infant formula and infant cereal products available in the U.S. market. In the present study, 98 powdered infant formula (milk- and soy-based) samples and 155 infant cereal (barley-, rice-, oat-, wheat-, and mixed grain-based) products were collected from different retail locations in the United States over a 2-year period...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217608/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-pregnancy-a-conservatively-managed-case
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T N M S Fernando, A M A S Ambanwala, Probhodana Ranaweera, Athula Kaluarachchi
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disease. Estimated population incidence ranges from 0.62 to 2.66 cases per 100,000 person-years across all age groups. We report a case of GBS in a 22-year-old primigravida who presented at 36 weeks of the period of gestation (POG), with complaints of bilateral progressive lower limb numbness and weakness for 2 weeks duration. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was done to exclude other possible causes. Diagnosis of GBS was made according to the Brighton criteria, which our patient falls into Level 2...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216166/exposure-assessment-of-family-cosmetic-products-dedicated-to-babies-children-and-adults
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M P Gomez-Berrada, A S Ficheux, Z Dahmoul, A C Roudot, P J Ferret
Very few consumption and exposure data is available for family cosmetic products. The aim of the present study was to assess the consumption and the exposure to family cosmetic products used by babies, children and adults. 10 categories of products were studied: shampoo, shower gel, solid soap, cleansing lotion, emollient foam, emollient bath, cream, milk, balm and lip balm. Consumption data were obtained from 2994 participants (789 babies aged 0-3 years, 837 children aged 4-12 years and 1368 adults aged more than 18 years) included in 87 clinical safety studies...
February 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215929/each-baby-counts-national-quality-improvement-programme-to-reduce-intrapartum-related-deaths-and-brain-injuries-in-term-babies
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Louise Robertson, Zarko Alfirevic, Hannah Knight, Edward Prosser-Snelling, Emily Petch, Marian Knight, Alan Cameron
Although the most recent MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) perinatal mortality report has shown a downward trend in perinatal mortality, the UK still lags behind the best-performing countries in Europe. The burden of perinatal morbidity and mortality is wide-reaching and devastating for the families and care-providers involved. The aim of the Each Baby Counts (EBC) project is to reduce intrapartum term stillbirths, early neonatal deaths, and severe brain injuries by 50% by 2020...
February 16, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215842/family-attitudes-and-reactions-toward-pregnancy-among-women-with-physical-disabilities
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Robyn M Powell, Monika Mitra, Suzanne C Smeltzer, Linda M Long-Bellil, Lauren D Smith, Lisa I Iezzoni
BACKGROUND: Historically, people with disabilities who become parents have confronted discriminatory societal attitudes and public policies. Today, although more women with disabilities are bearing children, little is known about the perceptions of their pregnancies, even among their family members. In addition, little is understand about how family members' attitudes and reactions affect women with physical disabilities around the time of pregnancy. METHOD: This qualitative study involved interviews with 25 women with physical disabilities from across the United States who had a baby within the past 10 years...
February 16, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215560/-determined-to-breastfeed-a-case-study-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-using-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
#16
Samantha J Charlick, Andrea Fielder, Jan Pincombe, Lois McKellar
BACKGROUND: Given the significant benefits of breastfeeding, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months. Despite numerous strategies aimed at increasing the percentage of babies who are exclusively breastfed, Australia currently has one of the lowest six-month exclusive breastfeeding rates in the developed world. Notably, most research focuses on the early postnatal period (birth-two months) yet the largest decline in exclusive breastfeeding rates is observed between two and six months...
February 16, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215549/caregiver-communication-to-the-child-as-moderator-and-mediator-of-genes-for-language
#17
Luca Onnis
Human language appears to be unique among natural communication systems, and such uniqueness impinges on both nature and nurture. Human babies are endowed with cognitive abilities that predispose them to learn language, and this process cannot operate in an impoverished environment. To be effectively complete the acquisition of human language in human children requires highly socialised forms of learning, scaffolded over years of prolonged and intense caretaker-child interactions. How genes and environment operate in shaping language is unknown...
February 16, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215491/predictors-of-hepatitis-c-testing-intention-among-african-american-baby-boomers
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Mohamed Rashrash, Mary Maneno, Anthony Wutoh, Earl Ettienne, Monika Daftary
Baby Boomers (BBs) are responsible for three-quarters of hepatitis C (HCV) infections in the United States; however, HCV testing is distinctly underused by them. A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the prevalence of HCV testing and to evaluate predictors of HCV testing intention among African-American BBs. The study was guided by the Health Belief Model and theory of reasoned action frameworks. Of the 137 participants included in the study, 44.8% had at least a college education; 13.9% received prior to 1992 blood transfusion...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215177/cutaneous-changes-in-neonates-in-the-first-72-hours-of-birth-an-observational-study
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Nayantara R Gandra, Harshita B Reddy, Tina P Katta
BACKGROUND: Variation in neonatal skin changes and presentation is a frequent occurrence. We studied the pattern of cutaneous manifestations in new-borns <72 hours of birth. METHOD: We included all live babies delivered in our hospital; Babies were categorised according to age, birth weight and gestational age. Neonates were examined within 24 hrs of birth and daily for skin lesions for 72 hrs. Skin lesions were categorised into physiological, transient eruptions, due to infections, congenital anomalies and miscellaneous...
February 16, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215117/does-the-parental-stretching-programs-improve-metatarsus-adductus-in-newborns
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Perajit Eamsobhana, Karn Rojjananukulpong, Thanase Ariyawatkul, Chatupon Chotigavanichaya, Kamolporn Kaewpornsawan
BACKGROUND: Metatarsus adductus (MA) is a common pediatric foot deformity. Current recommendations suggest observation until 4-6 months, then casting if the deformity persists. Based on our review of the literatures, no randomized controlled trial has been conducted to study the effectiveness of parental stretching in the correction of MA in newborn. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety-four newborn feet that were diagnosed as MA by clinical examination were enrolled. Feet were randomized into two groups: observation group and stretching group...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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