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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753197/violence-selection-and-infant-mortality-in-congo
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Olivier Dagnelie, Giacomo Davide De Luca, Jean-François Maystadt
This paper documents the effects of the recent civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo on mortality both in utero and during the first year of life. It instruments for conflict intensity using a mineral price index, which exploits the exogenous variation in the potential value of mineral resources generated by changes in world mineral prices to predict the geographic distribution of the conflict. Using estimates of civil war exposure on mortality across male and female newborn to assess their relative health, it provides evidence of culling effect (in utero selection) as a consequence of in utero shocks...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750654/initial-presentations-and-associated-clinical-findings-in-patients-with-classical-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Asmaa Adel Milyani, Abdulmoein Eid Al-Agha, Mashael Al-Zanbagi
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the initial presenting features of children with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). METHODS: This is a descriptive retrospective study over a period of 5 years. Data analysis was performed using Statistical Package for Social Science. RESULTS: Ambiguous genitalia (AG) was the commonest initial presentation marking 50.7% of the patients. On the other hand, 33.3% presented with a salt-losing crisis, 4...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747671/metabolic-acidosis-as-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-fpies-onset-in-a-newborn
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Antonella Peduto, Mario Rocca, Cinzia De Maio, Federica Gallarotti, Giulia Pomero, Paolo Gancia
BACKGROUND: FPIES (Food Protein Induced Eneterolitis Syndrome) is a rare non IgE- mediated food allergy, usually affecting infants and children after first months of life. Clinical presentation is heterogeneous, usually characterised by repetitive vomiting and diarrhoea, lethargy, failure to thrive until to dehydration with hypotension and shock. The diagnosis is based on clinical criteria, after excludind other hypothetical conditions. Early recognition of FPIES is essential to set a correct dietatay management that is resolving for the patient...
May 10, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691444/adaptive-response-of-neonatal-sepsis-derived-group-b-streptococcus-to-bilirubin
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Richard Hansen, Sophie Gibson, Eduardo De Paiva Alves, Mark Goddard, Andrew MacLaren, Anne Marie Karcher, Susan Berry, Elaina S R Collie-Duguid, Emad El-Omar, Mike Munro, Georgina L Hold
Hyperbilirubinemia is so common in newborns as to be termed physiological. The most common bacteria involved in early-onset neonatal sepsis are Streptococcus agalactiae, commonly called Group B Streptococcus (GBS). Whilst previous studies show bilirubin has antioxidant properties and is beneficial in endotoxic shock, little thought has been given to whether bilirubin might have antibacterial properties. In this study, we performed a transcriptomic and proteomic assessment of GBS cultured in the presence/absence of bilirubin...
April 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684189/correlation-between-perfusion-index-and-crib-score-in-sick-neonates-admitted-to-a-tertiary-center
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Jisha Mathew, Chandrakala Bada Shekarappa, Suman Padubidri Nanyam Rao
Objective: The study was to determine the correlation of Perfusion Index (PI) and Clinical Risk Index for Babies (CRIB) score, in assessing the severity of illness in sick neonates. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at a tertiary care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). All eligible neonates, both term and preterm, admitted to the high-dependency unit of the NICU were included, after parental consent. Relevant details of history and examination were collected with a structured proforma...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573106/the-effect-of-low-intensity-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-in-an-obesity-associated-erectile-dysfunction-rat-model
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Yajun Ruan, Jun Zhou, Ning Kang, Amanda B Reed-Maldonado, Arianna Tamaddon, Bohan Wang, Hsun Shuan Wang, Guifang Wang, Lia Banie, Guiting Lin, Jihong Liu, Tom F Lue
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of Zucker fatty rats as a model for obesity-associated erectile dysfunction (OAED) research and to determine the effect of low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Li-ESWT) on penile tissue and function in these rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight newborn male Zucker Lean (ZL group) rats (ZUC-Leprfa 186) and 16 newborn male Zucker Fatty (ZF) rats (ZUC-Leprfa 185) were injected with 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) at birth to identify and monitor endogenous stem cells...
March 23, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571592/risk-of-maternal-mortality-in-women-with-severe-anaemia-during-pregnancy-and-post-partum-a-multilevel-analysis
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Jahnavi Daru, Javier Zamora, Borja M Fernández-Félix, Joshua Vogel, Olufemi T Oladapo, Naho Morisaki, Özge Tunçalp, Maria Regina Torloni, Suneeta Mittal, Kapila Jayaratne, Pisake Lumbiganon, Ganchimeg Togoobaatar, Shakila Thangaratinam, Khalid S Khan
BACKGROUND: Anaemia affects as many as half of all pregnant women in low-income and middle-income countries, but the burden of disease and associated maternal mortality are not robustly quantified. We aimed to assess the association between severe anaemia and maternal death with data from the WHO Multicountry Survey on maternal and newborn health. METHODS: We used multilevel and propensity score regression analyses to establish the relation between severe anaemia and maternal death in 359 health facilities in 29 countries across Latin America, Africa, the Western Pacific, eastern Mediterranean, and southeast Asia...
May 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532868/secretome-analysis-of-rat-osteoblasts-during-icariin-treatment-induced-osteogenesis
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Weiqing Qian, Yan Su, Yajie Zhang, Nianwei Yao, Nin Gu, Xu Zhang, Hong Yin
Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem and icariin (ICA) is the active component of the Epimedium sagittatum, a traditional Chinese medicinal herb. The present study aimed to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of ICA as a potential therapy for osteoporosis. Calvaria osteoblasts were isolated from newborn rats and treated with ICA. Cell viability, apoptosis, alkaline phosphatase activity and calcium deposition were analyzed. Bioinformatics analyses were performed to identify differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) in response to ICA treatment...
May 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479447/severe-bilateral-adrenal-hemorrhages-in-a-newborn-complicated-by-persistent-adrenal-insufficiency
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Nicholas R Zessis, Jennifer L Nicholas, Stephen I Stone
Bilateral adrenal hemorrhages rarely occur during the neonatal period and are often associated with traumatic vaginal deliveries. However, the adrenal gland has highly regenerative capabilities and adrenal insufficiency typically resolves over time. We evaluated a newborn female after experiencing fetal macrosomia and a traumatic vaginal delivery. She developed acidosis and acute renal injury. Large adrenal hemorrhages were noted bilaterally on ultrasound, and she was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency based on characteristic electrolyte changes and a low cortisol (4...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470360/oral-supplementation-with-bovine-colostrum-prevents-septic-shock-and-brain-barrier-disruption-during-bloodstream-infection-in-preterm-newborn-pigs
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Anders Brunse, Päivi Worsøe, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Kerstin Skovgaard, Per Torp Sangild
Preterm infants have increased risk of neonatal sepsis, potentially inducing brain injury, and they may benefit from early initiation of enteral milk feeding. Using preterm pigs as models, we hypothesized that early provision of bovine colostrum to parentally nourished newborns protects against sepsis and neuroinflammation during bloodstream infection. Preterm newborn pigs were administered 10 CFU/kg of intra-arterial Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE, an opportunistic pathogen often causing sepsis in preterm infants), followed by administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN, SE + TPN, n = 15) or oral provision of bovine colostrum with supplementary parenteral nutrition (SE + COL, n = 14), and compared with uninfected, TPN-nourished controls (CON + TPN, n = 11)...
February 21, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404312/advances-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-hemodynamic-instability-in-neonatal-shock
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REVIEW
Yogen Singh, Anup C Katheria, Farha Vora
Shock in newborn infants has unique etiopathologic origins that require careful assessment to direct specific interventions. Early diagnosis is key to successful management. Unlike adults and pediatric patients, shock in newborn infants is often recognized in the uncompensated phase by the presence of hypotension, which may be too late. The routine methods of evaluation used in the adult and pediatric population are often invasive and less feasible. We aim to discuss the pathophysiology in shock in newborn infants, including the transitional changes at birth and unique features that contribute to the challenges in early identification...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335076/-value-of-arterial-blood-lactic-acid-in-the-evaluation-of-disease-severity-and-prognosis-in-neonatal-shock
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Wen-Hao Yuan, Ling-Kong Zeng, Bao-Huan Cai, Xiao-Yan Liu, Shi Wang, Ling-Xia Zhao, Yan-Ping Huang, Qiao-Ling Wang, Han-Chu Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of blood lactic acid (BLA) as a predictor for the severity and prognosis of neonatal shock. METHODS: A total of 326 neonates with shock were enrolled and divided into three groups based on the severity, namely mild group (n=147), moderate group (n=105), and severe group (n=74). BLA level was measured during and early after (about 6 hours later) fluid resuscitation, and lactate clearance rate (LCR) was calculated. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was applied to evaluate the predictive value of BLA in neonatal shock...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298686/a-single-center-experience-with-12-consecutive-cases-of-pregnancy-among-patients-with-membranous-ventricular-septal-aneurysm
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Kana Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu, Xinghui Liu, Aiyun Xing, Yong You
BACKGROUND: Membranous ventricular septal aneurysm (MVSA) is a rare cardiac anomaly that can occur as an isolated entity or being associated with other cardiac malformations. Complications of MVSA include thromboembolism, arrhythmia, rupture, bacterial endocarditis, right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and atrioventricular valve diseases.The success rate of pregnancy and delivery in patients with MVSA has not been reported in the literature. This study was to assess the clinical implications of this condition from our center's experience...
January 3, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242417/phase-changing-material-for-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-multi-centric-study
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Niranjan Thomas, Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Vishnu Bhat, Manoj Varanattu, Suman Rao, Sanjay Wazir, Leslie Lewis, Umamaheswari Balakrishnan, Srinivas Murki, Jaikrishnan Mittal, Ashish Dongara, Y N Prashantha, Somashekhar Nimbalkar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and safety of cooling asphyxiated neonates using phase changing material based device across different neonatal intensive care units in India. DESIGN: Multi-centric uncontrolled clinical trial. SETTING: 11 level 3 neonatal units in India from November 2014 to December 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 103 newborn infants with perinatal asphyxia, satisfying pre-defined criteria for therapeutic hypothermia...
December 14, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196880/role-of-intestinal-hsp70-in-barrier-maintenance-contribution-of-milk-to-the-induction-of-hsp70-2
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Rebecca M Rentea, Yuee Guo, Xiaorong Zhu, Mark W Musch, Eugene B Chang, David M Gourlay, Jennifer L Liedel
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a gastrointestinal disease of complex etiology resulting in devastating systemic inflammation and often death in premature newborns. We previously demonstrated that formula feeding inhibits ileal expression of heat shock protein-70 (Hsp70), a critical stress protein within the intestine. Barrier function for the premature intestine is critical. We sought to determine whether reduced Hsp70 protein expression increases neonatal intestinal permeability...
March 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176025/a-newborn-with-combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-developing-shock-and-sludge
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Yasuhiro Ueda, Hayato Aoyagi, Toshihiro Tajima
A male neonate was born at 41 weeks of gestation with a birth weight of 3320 g. Artificial respiratory management was required due to respiratory disturbance 1 h after birth, and subsequently catecholamine-refractory low cardiac output-induced shock occurred. Severe combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) was considered based on the presence of his respiratory disturbance, hypoglycemia and micropenis. After hydrocortisone (HDC) administration, circulatory dynamics rapidly improved. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed aplasia of the anterior pituitary gland and ectopic posterior gland...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174366/dnajc12-deficiency-a-new-strategy-in-the-diagnosis-of-hyperphenylalaninemias
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REVIEW
Nenad Blau, Aurora Martinez, Georg F Hoffmann, Beat Thöny
Patients with hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) are detected through newborn screening for phenylketonuria (PKU). HPA is known to be caused by deficiencies of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) or its cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4 ). Current guidelines for the differential diagnosis of HPA would, however, miss a recently described DNAJC12 deficiency. The co-chaperone DNAJC12 is, together with the 70kDa heat shock protein (HSP70), responsible for the proper folding of PAH. All DNAJC12-deficient patients investigated to date responded to a challenge with BH4 by lowering their blood phenylalanine levels...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141932/umbilical-artery-perforation-a-potentially-life-threatening-complication-of-umbilical-artery-catheterisation
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Daniel Molanus, Machteld van Scherpenzeel, Joep Derikx, Frank van den Dungen
Umbilical artery catheterisation is frequently performed in preterm or critically ill newborn infants for invasive monitoring of blood pressure and blood sampling for laboratory tests. It is associated with well-known complications like catheter-related infections, thromboembolic events and aneurysmal formation of the aorta. In this report, we present another major complication of umbilical artery catheterisation: umbilical artery perforation. This complication occurred in a prematurely born infant and resulted in severe haemorrhagic shock, subsequent renal failure and severe periventricular leukomalacia...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127518/identifying-molecular-mediators-of-environmentally-enhanced-neurogenesis
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REVIEW
Brian E Eisinger, Xinyu Zhao
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis occurs throughout life and supports healthy brain functions. The production of new neurons decreases with age, and deficiencies in adult neurogenesis are associated with neurodevelopmental and degenerative disease. The rate of neurogenesis is dynamically sensitive to an individual's environmental conditions and experiences, and certain stimuli are known robustly to enhance neurogenesis in rodent models, including voluntary exercise, enriched environment, and electroconvulsive shock...
January 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124521/successful-peritoneal-dialysis-using-a-percutaneous-tube-for-peritoneal-drainage-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-a-case-report
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Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara, Akira Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in ELBW infants, prognosis is poor for ELBW infants with AKI. Several reports have described successful PD in these infants, but no guideline-based evidence concerning indications for renal replacement therapy in ELBW infants are currently available. Here, we report on our experience with PD in an ELBW infant with AKI resulting from septic shock...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
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