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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036213/the-value-of-real-time-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-premature-infants-of-diabetic-mothers
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Hean-Pat Saw, Nai-Wei Yao, Cheng-Di Chiu, Jia-Yuh Chen
To determine the feasibility of using a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system (RTGMS) in intensive care units, our study focus on preterm infants with diabetic mothers owing to their high risk of blood sugar abnormalities. Thirty preterm babies (M = 15 and F = 15; ≤ 36 week gestation age) were studied from within 72 hours of delivery. These babies were admitted to the newborn intensive care and were further categorized into groups based on whether their mothers with or without diabetic mellitus. Blood sugar levels were monitored by both RTGMS and the traditional intermittent arterial line (A-Line) glucose method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035425/inhaled-versus-systemic-corticosteroids-for-the-treatment-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-ventilated-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Sachin S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a review published in 2012. A related review "Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in ventilated very low birth weight preterm neonates" has been updated as well. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a serious and common problem among very low birth weight infants, despite the use of antenatal steroids and postnatal surfactant therapy to decrease the incidence and severity of respiratory distress syndrome. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, corticosteroids have been widely used to treat or prevent BPD...
October 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032240/natural-history-and-conservative-treatment-outcomes-for-hydroceles-a-retrospective-review-of-one-center-s-experience
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Tuğba Acer-Demir, Berk Yasin Ekenci, Doğancan Özer, Mehmet Ali Turanoğlu, Kadem Cem Haberal, Elif Bengisu Bilgin, Akgün Hiçsönmez
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate epidemiological data and hydrocele progression, we reviewed pediatric patients diagnosed with hydroceles in our institution retrospectively. METHODS: We reviewed data from 355 pediatric patients with hydroceles. Questionnaires regarding age at diagnosis, time of delivery, presence of hydroceles in the father and brothers, age at recovery, age at surgery, cause of hydrocele (if present), type of hydrocele, associated pathologies, treatments, and post-hydrocelectomy complications were completed by reviewing patients' medical records and interviewing their families...
October 12, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031893/in-an-in-vitro-model-using-human-fetal-membranes-17-%C3%AE-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-is-not-an-optimal-progestogen-for-inhibition-of-fetal-membrane-weakening
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Deepak Kumar, Robert M Moore, Brian M Mercer, Joseph M Mansour, Sam Mesiano, Frederick Schatz, Charles J Lockwood, John J Moore
BACKGROUND: The progestogen 17-α hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) is one of only two agents recommended for clinical use in the prevention of spontaneous preterm delivery, and studies of its efficacy have been conflicting. We have developed an in-vitro model to study the fetal membrane weakening process that leads to rupture in preterm premature rupture of the fetal membranes (pPROM). Inflammation/infection associated with tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) induction and decidual bleeding/abruption associated thrombin release are leading causes of pPROM...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030699/prematurity-and-biliary-atresia-a-30-year-observational-study
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Natalie Durkin, Maesha Deheragoda, Mark Davenport
AIM OF STUDY: The diagnosis of biliary atresia (BA) remains challenging and delay can lead to significant morbidity with time to surgery a key factor in determining outcome. Prematurity may impact on outcome potentially delaying diagnosis. We sought to assess whether the premature BA infants (PBA) have a delayed time to surgery and as such, worse outcomes? METHODS: Review of a single-centre prospectively maintained database. Prematurity was defined as delivery < 37/40 gestation...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027307/transient-amniotic-fluid-leakage-after-fetoscopic-laser-photocoagulation-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Shiyo Ota, Keisuke Ishii, Hiroshi Kawamura, Aki Mabuchi, Ryo Yamamoto, Shusaku Hayashi, Takeshi Kanagawa, Nobuaki Mitsuda
AIM: Iatrogenic premature rupture of membrane (PROM) is one of the major complications related to fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP) for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). However, amniotic fluid leakage (AFL) sometimes spontaneously disappears. This study evaluated the incidence and clinical characteristics of transient AFL after FLP. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pregnancies that underwent FLP for TTTS at a single center. Patients with apparent AFL within 2 weeks after FLP were divided into two groups: transient AFL, defined by the disappearance of fluid leakage within a week; and PROM, if AFL persisted continuously for more than a week or premature birth occurred, including miscarriage, within a week of the first symptom of AFL...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025527/-being-a-mother-after-35-years-will-it-be-different
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Bárbara Marques, Francisca Palha, Edgar Moreira, Sandra Valente, Margarida Abrantes, Joana Saldanha
INTRODUCTION: Advanced maternal age is defined as maternity after 35 years old and is associated with more complications during pregnancy and neonatal period as well as decreased fertility. This study aims to examine the relationship between advanced maternal age and their maternal and fetal consequences, as well as maternal perception of the risk of pregnancy after 35 years old. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, retrospective and comparative study, between two groups: advanced maternal age group (aged ≥ 35 years) and non-advanced maternal age group (age < 35 years), conducted between March and June 2015...
September 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024917/thermo-responsive-mesoporous-silica-lipid-bilayer-hybrid-nanoparticles-for-doxorubicin-on-demand-delivery-and-reduced-premature-release
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Qing Zhang, Xuanxuan Chen, Huihui Shi, Gaoqiu Dong, Meiling Zhou, Tianji Wang, Hongliang Xin
Hybrid nanocarriers based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) and supported lipid bilayer (SLB) have been studied as drug delivery system. It still remains challenges to develop these nanocarriers (SLB-MSNs) with on-demand drug release profile for chemotherapy. Here, we reported the biocompatible SLB-MSNs with high drug loading, which could release doxorubicin (DOX) in response to hyperthermia and reduce premature release. After synthesis of MSNs via a sol-gel procedure, the thermo-responsive SLB was deposited on the MSNs by sonication to completely seal the mesopores...
October 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022924/listeriosis-in-pregnancy-under-diagnosis-despite-over-treatment
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Y Fouks, S Amit, A Many, A Haham, D Mandel, S Shinar
OBJECTIVE: To compare the symptomatology of pregnant women with suspected listeriosis to culture confirmed listeriosis. STUDY DESIGN: All cases of suspected and culture confirmed pregnancy-associated listeriosis from a single center were retrospectively reviewed assessing demographics, clinical, laboratory and pathological findings, and maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes. RESULTS: Listeriosis was identified in seven patients, none of whom belonged to the 117 women with suspected listeriosis...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021847/a-new-mapping-method-to-estimate-exit-sites-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-using-intracardiac-echocardiography-and-m-mode-for-catheter-ablation
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Osamu Inaba, Junichi Nitta, Syunsuke Kuroda, Masahiro Sekigawa, Masahito Suzuki, Yukihiro Inamura, Akira Satoh, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) has been used as a curative therapy in many cases. Intracardiac ultrasound with a magnetic sensor probe has recently become available for catheter ablation. In this study, we assessed a new mapping method, contraction mapping, for determining the optimal ablation sites using intracardiac ultrasound and M-mode. This study sought to assess the accuracy of the new mapping method using intracardiac echocardiography. METHODS: Eighteen patients (10 males and eight females; mean age, 63±12 years) with 104 mapping points diagnosed as idiopathic PVCs were included in this study...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019032/nanotechnology-as-a-delivery-tool-for-precision-cancer-therapies
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Bhawna Sharma, Rachael M Crist, Pavan P Adiseshaiah
Genomic analyses from patients with cancer have improved the understanding of the genetic elements that drive the disease, provided new targets for treating this relentless disease, and offered criteria for stratifying patient populations that will benefit most from treatments. In the last decade, several new targeted therapies have been approved by the FDA based on these omics findings, leading to significantly improved survival and quality of life for select patient populations. However, many of these precision medicines, e...
October 10, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016584/morbidities-and-outcome-of-a-neonatal-intensive-care-in-western-nepal
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Sudhir Adhikari, Kalipatanam Seshagiri Rao, Ganesh B K, Namraj Bahadur
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality rate of developing countries is declining over decades. In the recent years increasing number of preterm and high risk neonates have facilities for tertiary care treatment. The aim of the study was to assess the morbidities and outcome of neonatal intensive care admissions. METHODS: It was a retrospective observational study carried out in neonatal intensive care unit of the Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal from January 2014 to December 2015...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991649/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-elderly-patients
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REVIEW
Felipe Cortopassi, Puncho Gurung, Victor Pinto-Plata
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is prevalent in the elderly population, with high impact on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality. The diagnosis is usually made based on symptoms and spirometry values that support the presence of airflow obstruction. However, the condition is frequently underdiagnosed. COPD is associated with premature aging and several other medical conditions that can partially explain its underdiagnosis and management. There are several pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions proven to be effective in ameliorating the symptoms of COPD...
November 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991421/-unknown-title
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Kasey Buckles, Melanie Guldi
Early term birth is defined as birth at 37 or 38 weeks gestation. While infants born early term are not considered premature, the medical literature suggests that they have an increased risk of serious adverse health outcomes compared to infants born at term (39 or 40 weeks). Despite these known harms, we document a rise in early term births in the United States from 1989 to the mid-2000s, followed by a decline in recent years. We posit that the recent decline in early term births has been driven by changes in medical practice advocated by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, programs such as the March of Dimes’ "Worth the Wait" campaign, and by Medicaid policy...
2017: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989610/controlled-in-cell-activation-of-rna-therapeutics-using-bond-cleaving-bio-orthogonal-chemistry
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Irfan Khan, Leah M Seebald, Neil M Robertson, Mehmet V Yigit, Maksim Royzen
Temporal control of siRNA activation is a major challenge for RNAi-based therapeutics. The majority of the reported siRNA delivery systems rely on environmental factors, such as differences in extracellular and intracellular redox potential, ATP concentration, or pH to activate an siRNA payload. However dynamic endogenous environments are far too complex to rely on for controllable siRNA release and can result in premature siRNA activation prior to reaching the intended biological target. In addition, there are uncertainties about timing, degree and rate of the siRNA activation with spontaneous release approaches...
August 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988283/determinants-of-child-attachment-in-the-years-postpartum-in-a-high-risk-sample-of-immigrant-women
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Vanessa Lecompte, Cécile Rousseau
Our goal was to examine maternal mental health and associated stresses in a sample of high-risk immigrant mothers, and its association with child insecure attachment in the years following childbirth. Mothers and their child (Mage = 37 months) were recruited through a Health and Social Service organization in the Parc-Extension neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec. Mothers completed the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist (HSCL-25), the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MPSS) and a sociodemographic questionnaire that included questions on premature delivery and birth weight...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986709/uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm-in-the-setting-of-deep-endometriosis-an-uncommon-cause-of-hemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy
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Zoe Feld, Tami Rowen, Andrew Callen, Ruth Goldstein, Liina Poder
Uterine, ovarian, and placental pathologies are among the differential considerations for a pregnant woman presenting with abdominal and pelvic pain. Imaging plays a key role in the initial work-up of these patients. Sonography is often the first line test; however, evaluation of pelvic pathology can be limited in the gravid state, especially in mid- or late-term pregnancy. We present a case of a pregnant woman who came to the emergency room at 25 weeks with acute abdominal and pelvic pain. Both ultrasound and MR imaging findings revealed intraperitoneal hemorrhage, initially of unknown origin, as well as endometriomas and deep endometriosis...
October 6, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985732/cost-effectiveness-of-malaria-preventive-treatment-for-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-in-sub-saharan-africa
#18
Sung Eun Choi, Margaret L Brandeau, Eran Bendavid
BACKGROUND: Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa: at least 1 million pregnancies among HIV-infected women are complicated by co-infection with malaria annually, leading to increased risk of premature delivery, severe anaemia, delivery of low birth weight infants, and maternal death. Current guidelines recommend either daily cotrimoxazole (CTX) or intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) for HIV-infected pregnant women to prevent malaria and its complications...
October 6, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984256/neonatal-endocrine-labomas-pitfalls-and-challenges-in-reporting-neonatal-hormonal-reports
#19
Sachin Chittawar, Deep Dutta, Deepak Khandelwal, Rajiv Singla
This review highlights pitfalls and challenges in interpreting neonatal hormone reports. Pre-analytical errors contribute to nearly 50% of all errors. Modern chemiluminescence assay are more accurate, have lower risk of Hook's effect, but continue to have problems of assay interference. Liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy is gold standard for most hormone assays. Neonatal hypoglycemia diagnostic cut-offs are lower than adults. Random growth hormone testing is of value in diagnosing growth hormone deficiency in neonates...
September 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982710/identification-of-extremely-premature-infants-at-low-risk-for-early-onset-sepsis
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Karen M Puopolo, Sagori Mukhopadhyay, Nellie I Hansen, C Michael Cotten, Barbara J Stoll, Pablo J Sanchez, Edward F Bell, Abhik Das, Angelita M Hensman, Krisa P Van Meurs, Myra H Wyckoff
BACKGROUND: Premature infants are at high risk of early-onset sepsis (EOS) relative to term infants, and most are administered empirical antibiotics after birth. We aimed to determine if factors evident at birth could be used to identify premature infants at lower risk of EOS. METHODS: Study infants were born at 22 to 28 weeks' gestation in Neonatal Research Network centers from 2006 to 2014. EOS was defined by isolation of pathogenic species from blood or cerebrospinal fluid culture at ≤72 hours age...
October 5, 2017: Pediatrics
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