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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431170/early-total-enteral-feeding-in-stable-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-before-and-after-study
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Sushma Nangia, Amit Bishnoi, Ankita Goel, Piali Mandal, Soumya Tiwari, Arvind Saili
Background: Fear of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has perpetuated delayed initiation and slow advancement of enteral feeding in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with inherent risks of parenteral alimentation. The objective of this study was to assess effect of early total enteral feeding (ETEF) on day of achievement of full enteral feeds, feed intolerance, NEC and sepsis. Methods: In total, 208 stable VLBW neonates (28-34 weeks) admitted during 6 month periods of three consecutive years were enrolled...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425254/wheezing-asthma-and-atopy-in-premature-infants-at-2-years-of-age
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Sevim Ünal, Ayşenur Kaya, Leyla Bilgin, Emine Misirlioğlu, Can Naci Kocabaş
BACKGROUND/AIM: We aimed to evaluate wheezing, bronchial asthma (BA), and atopy in premature infants at 2 years of age via a cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Premature infants at <37 weeks of gestational age (GA) were assessed for atopy by skin-prick test and serum immunoglobulin E level at 2 years of age. The family's and infant's histories of allergy, BA, atopy, and wheezing were obtained by questionnaire and from hospital records. RESULTS: There were 98 infants, with mean birth weight (BW) 1517...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421643/empiric-antibiotic-regimens-for-neonatal-sepsis-in-australian-and-new-zealand-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Jeremy P Carr, David P Burgner, Rohan S Hardikar, Jim P Buttery
AIM: Neonatal sepsis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality, and requires prompt empiric treatment. However, only a minority of babies who receive antibiotics for suspected sepsis have an infection. Antimicrobial exposure in infancy has important short- and long-term consequences. There is no consensus regarding empirical antimicrobial regimens. METHODS: The study included a survey of empiric antimicrobial regimens in all tertiary neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand in 2013-2014...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419427/how-i-manage-children-with-neutropenia
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REVIEW
David C Dale
Neutropenia, usually defined as a blood neutrophil count <1·5 × 10(9) /l, is a common medical problem for children and adults. There are many causes for neutropenia, and at each stage in life the clinical pattern of causes and consequences differs significantly. I recommend utilizing the age of the child and clinical observations for the preliminary diagnosis and primary management. In premature infants, neutropenia is quite common and contributes to the risk of sepsis with necrotizing enterocolitis...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419265/validation-of-the-sepsis-metascore-for-diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis
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Timothy E Sweeney, James L Wynn, María Cernada, Eva Serna, Hector R Wong, Henry V Baker, Máximo Vento, Purvesh Khatri
What’s Known on This Subject.: Neonates are at increased risk for developing sepsis, but this population often exhibits ambiguous clinical signs that complicate the diagnosis of infection. No biomarker has yet shown enough diagnostic accuracy to rule out sepsis at the time of clinical suspicion. What This Study Adds.: We show that a gene-expression-based signature is an accurate objective measure of the risk of sepsis in a neonate or preterm infant, and it substantially improves diagnostic accuracy over that of commonly used laboratory-based testing...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410786/the-use-of-ecmo-for-gastroschisis-and-omphalocele-two-decades-of-experience
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Joanne E Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Andrew O Hopper, Edward P Tagge
PURPOSE: The aim was to review the respiratory failure causes and outcomes of infants with omphalocele or gastroschisis receiving ECMO and reported to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). METHODS: Gastroschisis and omphalocele infants supported with ECMO and reported to the ELSO Registry between 1992 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical variables, diagnosis of respiratory failure (pulmonary hypertension (PHN), congenital heart defects (CHD), congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), and sepsis), and outcomes were recorded...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409756/standardized-slow-enteral-feeding-protocol-reduces-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-micropremies
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S Viswanathan, R Merheb, Xintong Wen, M Collin, S Groh-Wargo
BACKGROUND: Compared to early enteral feeds, delayed introduction and slow enteral feeding advancement to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is not well studied in micropremies (<750g birth weight). METHODS: Pre-post case control study. Micropremies who followed a standardized slow enteral feeding (SSEF) protocol (September 2009 to March 2015) were compared with a similar group of historical controls (PreSSEF, January 2003 to July 2009). Enteral feeding withheld for first 10-14 days and advanced at <10 ml/kg/day in the SSEF group...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403049/clinical-and-microbiologic-characteristics-of-early-onset-sepsis-among-very-low-birth-weight-infants-opportunities-for-antibiotic-stewardship
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Sagori Mukhopadhyay, Karen M Puopolo
BACKGROUND: Most very low birth weight (VLBW, birth weight <1500 g) infants receive empiric antibiotics for risk of early-onset sepsis (EOS). The objective of this study was to determine the characteristics of VLBW infants with culture-confirmed EOS at a single center during 25 years and to identify opportunities for antibiotic stewardship. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study includes VLBW infants admitted from 1990 to 2015. EOS was defined as isolation of a pathogen in blood or cerebrospinal fluid culture obtained at <72 hours of age...
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397655/-liver-failure-in-neonatal-children-is-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Heidi Smedegaard, Vibeke Brix Christensen, Morten Hanefeld Dziegiel, Marianne Hørby Jørgensen
This case report presents a newborn boy with hypoglycaemia, anaemia, jaundice and severe coagulopathy during the first day of his life, imitating sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. One week after the birth he was diagnosed with acute liver failure due to gestational alloimmune liver disease (GALD). Despite the fact that GALD is rare, it must be suspected in all unexplained stillborn children and infants with severe liver disease. If diagnosed, it is possible to prevent death and severe liver failure in future newborns by treating the affected women with immunoglobulin during pregnancy...
March 27, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386951/neonatal-characteristics-and-perinatal-complications-in-neonates-with-down-syndrome
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Zivanit Ergaz-Shaltiel, Offra Engel, Ira Erlichman, Yaron Naveh, Michael S Schimmel, Ariel Tenenbaum
The annual rate of Down syndrome (DS) births in Jerusalem is stable, regardless of prenatal screening, and diagnostic measures. We aimed to evaluate our historical cohort for obstetrical characteristics and the neonatal course and complications. We reviewed computerized medical files of neonates with the diagnosis of DS born in the four main hospitals in Jerusalem between the years 2000 and 2010 and evaluated for maternal history and primary neonatal hospitalization. A total of 403 neonates were diagnosed with DS...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385380/outcomes-of-bedside-sutureless-umbilical-closure-without-endotracheal-intubation-for-gastroschisis-repair-in-surgical-infants
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Gillian E Pet, Rebecca A Stark, John J Meehan, Patrick J Javid
INTRODUCTION: Newborns with gastroschisis have historically undergone surgical repair under general anesthesia. Our institution recently transitioned to the sutureless umbilical closure for gastroschisis. We sought to evaluate the feasibility of bedside gastroschisis repair without endotracheal intubation. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of neonates with gastroschisis who underwent sutureless umbilical closure from 2011 to 2015. Clinical characteristics and outcomes between groups were compared...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383537/in-hospital-outcomes-of-premature-infants-with-severe-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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W Jackson, C P Hornik, J A Messina, K Guglielmo, A Watwe, G Delancy, A Valdez, T MacArthur, S Peter-Wohl, P B Smith, V N Tolia, M M Laughon
OBJECTIVE: To characterize in-hospital outcomes of premature infants diagnosed with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including premature infants with severe BPD discharged from 348 Pediatrix Medical Group neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2015. RESULTS: There were 10 752 infants with severe BPD, and 549/10 752 (5%) died before discharge. Infants who died were more likely to be male, small for gestational age, have received more medical interventions and more frequently diagnosed with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis, culture-proven sepsis and pulmonary hypertension following 36 weeks of postmenstrual age compared with survivors...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382297/candida-parapsilosis-protects-premature-intestinal-epithelial-cells-from-invasion-and-damage-by-candida-albicans
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Sara Gonia, Linda Archambault, Margaret Shevik, Marie Altendahl, Emily Fellows, Joseph M Bliss, Robert T Wheeler, Cheryl A Gale
Candida is a leading cause of late-onset sepsis in premature infants and is thought to invade the host via immature or damaged epithelial barriers. We previously showed that the hyphal form of Candida albicans invades and causes damage to premature intestinal epithelial cells (pIECs), whereas the non-hyphal Candida parapsilosis, also a fungal pathogen of neonates, has less invasion and damage abilities. In this study, we investigated the potential for C. parapsilosis to modulate pathogenic interactions of C...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378545/opsonophagocytic-antibodies-to-serotype-ia-ib-and-iii-group-b-streptococcus-among-korean-infants-and-in-intravenous-immunoglobulin-products
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Han Wool Kim, Ji Hyen Lee, Hye Kyung Cho, Hyunju Lee, Ho Seong Seo, Soyoung Lee, Kyung Hyo Kim
Group B streptococcus (GBS) infection is a leading cause of sepsis and meningitis among infants, and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Protection against GBS typically involves antibody-mediated opsonization by phagocytes and complement components. The present study evaluated serotype-specific functional antibodies to GBS among Korean infants and in intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) products. An opsonophagocytic killing assay (OPA) was used to calculate the opsonization indices (OIs) of functional antibodies to serotypes Ia, Ib, and III in 19 IVIG products from 5 international manufacturers and among 98 Korean infants (age: 0-11 months)...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376891/prevention-of-neonatal-late-onset-sepsis-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Gary Alcock, Helen G Liley, Lucy Cooke, Peter H Gray
BACKGROUND: Late-onset sepsis (LOS), defined as sepsis occurring after 48 h of age causes substantial mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight infants. Risk factors for LOS include immaturity, intravascular catheters, mechanical ventilation, and prolonged parenteral nutrition (PN). Little attention has been paid to studying the effects of PN administration methods. The aim of the study was to compare a bundle of measures for PN line management incorporating a strict aseptic technique with standard line management on LOS in very low birth weight infants...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369502/severe-parechovirus-3-infections-in-young-infants-kansas-and-missouri-2014
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Claire M Midgley, Mary Anne Jackson, Rangaraj Selvarangan, Patrick Franklin, Elizabeth L Holzschuh, Jennifer Lloyd, Joseph Scaletta, Anne Straily, Sheri Tubach, Ashley Willingham, W Allan Nix, M Steven Oberste, Christopher J Harrison, Charles Hunt, George Turabelidze, Susan I Gerber, John T Watson
Background.: Infection with parechovirus type 3 (PeV3) can cause severe neurologic and sepsis-like illness in young infants; clinical and epidemiologic descriptions have been limited. We aimed to characterize PeV3 illness and explore risk factors for acquisition in a cluster of neonatal cases at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Methods.: Cerebrospinal fluid specimens were obtained from infants aged <180 days who were hospitalized with sepsis-like illness or meningitis between June 1 and November 1, 2014...
March 29, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365283/-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-infants-admitted-to-hospital-due-to-human-parechovirus-infections-a-prospective-study-in-spain
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Fernando Martín Del Valle, Cristina Calvo, Inés Martinez-Rienda, Amaia Cilla, María P Romero, Ana Isabel Menasalvas, Leticia Reis-Iglesias, Diana Roda, María J Pena, Nuria Rabella, María Del Mar Portugués de la Red, Gregoria Megías, Antonio Moreno-Docón, Almudena Otero, María Cabrerizo
INTRODUCTION: Human parechovirus (HPeV) is one of the recently described picornaviridae viruses that have been associated with fever of unknown origin (FUO), clinical sepsis, gastroenteritis, meningitis, or encephalitis in very young infants. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology and clinical features of these viruses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective multicentre 3-year study was conducted in 12 hospitals in Spain. Out of 850 specimens examined, 47 were positive (5...
March 29, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362356/severe-pneumonia-caused-by-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-successfully-managed-with-extracorporeal-life-support-in-a-comorbid-former-preterm-infant
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Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, Lorenza Pugni, Ernesto Leva, Andrea Artoni, Simona Neri, Chiara Baracetti, Mauro Cotza, Valerio Gentilino, Leonardo Terranova, Susanna Esposito, Fabio Mosca
Influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is a global health burden, leading to significant pediatric morbidity and mortality. Prematurity, young age and comorbidities are important risk factors for unfavorable outcomes. Preventive strategies, such as healthcare workers and household contacts vaccination as well as the implementation of infection control practices during the epidemic season, are crucial to protect the most vulnerable populations. Early diagnosis, timely administration of antiviral drugs and supportive therapy are crucial to lead to a complete recovery...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360256/predicting-late-onset-sepsis-by-routine-neonatal-screening-for-colonisation-by-gram-negative-bacteria-in-neonates-at-intensive-care-units-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#19
Thomas Harder, Juliane Seidel, Tim Eckmanns, Bettina Weiss, Sebastian Haller
INTRODUCTION: Hospitals conduct extensive screening procedures to assess colonisation of the body surface of neonates by gram-negative bacteria to avoid complications like late-onset sepsis. However, the benefits of these procedures are controversially discussed. Until now, no systematic review has investigated the value of routine screening for colonisation by gram-negative bacteria in neonates for late-onset sepsis prediction. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will conduct a systematic review, considering studies of any design that include infants up to an age of 12 months...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358979/pelvimetry-for-fetal-cephalic-presentations-at-or-near-term-for-deciding-on-mode-of-delivery
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REVIEW
Robert C Pattinson, Anna Cuthbert, Valerie Vannevel
BACKGROUND: Pelvimetry assesses the size of a woman's pelvis aiming to predict whether she will be able to give birth vaginally or not. This can be done by clinical examination, or by conventional X-rays, computerised tomography (CT) scanning, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of pelvimetry (performed antenatally or intrapartum) on the method of birth, on perinatal mortality and morbidity, and on maternal morbidity. This review concentrates exclusively on women whose fetuses have a cephalic presentation...
March 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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