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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332614/serelaxin-for-infant-heart-failure-in-congenital-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Patrick O Myers, Alice Bordessoule, Cécile Tissot
Serelaxin has been studied in trials in adults with acute heart failure, but not in children. We report the first compassionate use of serelaxin in an infant. A 6-month-old girl with dilated cardiomyopathy was placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation following cardiac arrest unresponsive to medical treatment. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation weaning failed despite maximal ino-dilator therapy. During the 48-hour infusion of serelaxin, we observed marked improvement in brain natriuretic peptide, left ventricular systolic function, and dilatation...
January 15, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330015/mother-to-child-transmission-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Dana Danino, Rimma Melamed, Batya Sterer, Nurith Porat, Guy Hazan, Alex Gushanski, Eilon Shany, David Greenberg, Avraham Borer
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are at high risk for extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) sepsis and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) outbreaks. Maternal colonization with ESBL-E may be precursory to maternal-neonatal transmission. However, there is no consensus regarding surveillance of pregnant women for ESBL-E colonization. AIM: To identify pairs of mothers and offspring harbouring same-strain ESBL-E colonization and to determine whether maternal transmission may play a role in increasing ESBL-E carriage in preterm infants...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329913/predicting-extubation-outcomes-a-model-incorporating-heart-rate-characteristics-index
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Nitin Goel, Mallinath Chakraborty, William John Watkins, Sujoy Banerjee
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that in neonates on mechanical ventilation, heart rate characteristics index (HRCi) can be combined with a clinical model for predicting extubation outcomes in neonates. STUDY DESIGN: HRCi and clinical data for all intended intubation-extubation events (episodes) were retrospectively analyzed between June 2014 and January 2015. Each episode started 6 hours pre-extubation or at the time of primary intubation if ventilation duration was shorter than 6 hours (baseline)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316931/nutritional-adequacy-of-a-novel-human-milk-fortifier-from-donkey-milk-in-feeding-preterm-infants-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Alessandra Coscia, Enrico Bertino, Paola Tonetto, Chiara Peila, Francesco Cresi, Sertac Arslanoglu, Guido E Moro, Elena Spada, Silvano Milani, Marzia Giribaldi, Sara Antoniazzi, Amedeo Conti, Laura Cavallarin
BACKGROUND: Fortification of human milk is a standard practice for feeding very low birth weight infants. However, preterm infants often still experience suboptimal growth and feeding intolerance. New fortification strategies and different commercially available fortifiers have been developed. Commercially available fortifiers are constituted by a blend of ingredients from different sources, including plant oils and bovine milk proteins, thus presenting remarkable differences in the quality of macronutrients with respect to human milk...
January 9, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313710/long-term-outcomes-after-protocolized-sedation-vs-usual-care-in-ventilated-pediatric-patients
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R Scott Watson, Lisa A Asaro, James H Hertzog, Lauren R Sorce, Alicia G Kachmar, Leslie A Dervan, Derek C Angus, David Wypij, Martha A Q Curley
RATIONALE: Whether a nurse-implemented goal-directed sedation protocol resulting in more awake yet calm intubated children affects post-discharge functional status, health-related quality of life, or risk for post-traumatic stress disorder is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare post-discharge outcomes in children with acute respiratory failure cluster randomized to a sedation protocol or usual care. METHODS: A stratified random sample of 1360 patients from 31 centers in the Randomized Evaluation of Sedation Titration for Respiratory Failure trial was assessed by mail, electronically, and/or telephone six months after intensive care unit discharge...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313481/case-report-severe-plasmodium-vivax-malaria-mimicking-sepsis-in-a-neonate
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Suryadi N N Tatura, Elizabeth Clarissa Wowor, Jose M Mandei, Rocky Wilar, Sarah M Warouw, Johnny Rompis, Priscilla Kalensang, Joseph Tuda
Severe congenital malaria associated with Plasmodium vivax is uncommon. In Indonesia, most congenital malaria cases are due to Plasmodium falciparum infections. Most cases of congenital or neonatal malaria in endemic areas are diagnosed from peripheral smear as part of routine sepsis workup. Differentiating congenital and acquired neonatal malaria is very difficult. The case presented in this study describes severe P. vivax malaria with cholestatic jaundice and sepsis-like signs and symptoms in neonates. The mother was asymptomatic and the neonate was successfully treated with intravenous artesunate...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306986/d-dimer-as-a-marker-of-acute-pyelonephritis-in-infants-younger-than-24%C3%A2-months-with-urinary-tract-infection
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Jung Won Lee, Sun Mi Her, Ji Hong Kim, Keum Hwa Lee, Michael Eisenhut, Se Jin Park, Jae Il Shin
BACKGROUND: D-dimer, as well as other biomarkers related to coagulation, is significantly increased during severe bacterial infection and sepsis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of serum D-dimer as a biological marker in diagnosing acute pyelonephritis (APN) and in predicting vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) in infants with urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 177 young infants (<2 years) with febrile UTI between 2005 and 2014, grouped as APN and lower UTI groups...
January 6, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300996/factors-associated-with-time-to-full-feeds-in-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Gaurav Patwardhan, Ankit Soni, Nitin Rachwani, Sandeep Kadam, Sanjay Patole, Anand Pandit
Background: Feeding intolerance prolongs time to full feeds (TFFs) in preterm infants. We studied factors associated with TFF in preterm infants on standardized feeding regimen (SFR) and routine probiotic supplementation (RPS). Methods: This is a prospective cohort study of preterm infants ≤1500 g. Pearson's correlation, Mann-Whitney test and multivariate analysis were used. Results: In total, 37 of 304 admitted infants died before reaching full feeds...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290230/antimicrobial-treatment-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-children
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R Cohen, J Raymond, E Launay, Y Gillet, P Minodier, F Dubos, E Grimprel
Urinary tract infections are the most frequent documented bacterial infections in children. The antibiotic choices proposed in this manuscript are based on the guidelines published by the Pediatric Infectious Disease Group (GPIP) and the French-Language Infectious Disease Society (SPILF). Dipstick positive for leukocytes and/or nitrites must precede in most circumstances (excluding the newborns, neutropenic patients and those with sepsis), urine culture and antibiotic prescription. The proportion of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) Escherichia coli strains has increased steadily in recent years, and the situations in which oral antibiotic switch is frequently not available are increasing...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287294/outcomes-of-medically-indicated-preterm-births-differ-by-indication
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Michelle J Wang, Spencer G Kuper, Robin Steele, Rachel A Sievert, Alan T Tita, Lorie M Harper
OBJECTIVE:  We aim to examine whether outcomes of preterm birth (PTB) are further modified by the indication for delivery. STUDY DESIGN:  We performed a retrospective cohort study of all singletons delivered at 23 to 34 weeks from 2011 to 2014. Women were classified by their primary indication for delivery: maternal (preeclampsia) or fetal/obstetric (growth restriction, nonreassuring fetal status, and vaginal bleeding). The primary neonatal outcome was a composite of neonatal death, cord pH <7 or base excess < - 12, 5-minute Apgar ≤3, C-reactive protein during resuscitation, culture-proven sepsis, intraventricular hemorrhage, and necrotizing enterocolitis...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286932/dexamethasone-effect-on-heart-rate-variability-in-preterm-infants-on-mechanical-ventilation
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Corrie J Alonzo, Karen D Fairchild
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone is administered to some preterm infants with chronic lung disease to facilitate weaning from mechanical ventilation. Heart rate characteristics (HRC), including heart rate variability (HRV), may be impacted by glucocorticoids and may predict extubation readiness. A commercially available monitor developed for sepsis detection continuously calculates HRV and an HRC index, which are inversely related. OBJECTIVES: Determine the impact of dexamethasone on HRV and the HRC index, in relation to extubation success...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284278/implementation-and-evaluation-of-the-early-onset-sepsis-risk-calculator-in-a-high-risk-university-nursery
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Jessica B Beavers, Shasha Bai, Jennifer Perry, Jordan Simpson, Sara Peeples
There is growing interest in the Kaiser early-onset sepsis (EOS) risk calculator though institutions are hesitant to deviate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and implement this in their hospitals. We describe the process of implementing routine use of the risk calculator in term and late preterm newborns delivered to mothers with chorioamnionitis in a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A retrospective chart review of infants delivered to mothers with chorioamnionitis from 2011 to 2014 was performed...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282094/nasal-high-flow-therapy-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-with-mild-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-single-center-experience
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Antonio Di Mauro, Manuela Capozza, Sergio Cotugno, Silvio Tafuri, Francesco Paolo Bianchi, Federico Schettini, Raffaella Panza, Nicola Laforgia
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary disorders and respiratory failure represent one of the most common morbidities of preterm newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The use of nasal high-flow therapy (nHFT) has been more recently introduced into the NICUs as a non-invasive respiratory (NIV) support. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to evaluate safety and effectiveness of nHFT as primary support for infants born < 29 weeks of gestation and/or VLBW presenting with mild Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)...
December 28, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278628/perinatal-complications-in-two-cohort-groups-of-preterm-newborns-in-intensive-care-unit-for-children-s-diseases-of-university-clinical-hospital-mostar
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Vedran Bjelanović, Marjana Jerković Raguž, Matea Galić, Ana Čuljak, Ivana Bjelanović, Vajdana Tomić
AIM: To determine the frequency and type of complications in two cohort groups of preterm newborns. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The research involved 100 preterm newborns divided into two groups according to their gestational age: newborns from 24 to 33+6/7 weeks GA and newborns from 34 to 36+6/7 weeks GA. Parameters which were observed with mother were: age, number of births, course and complications in pregnancy. Parameters with infant: gestational age, weight, newborn small for gestational age (IUGR), asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, hyperbilirubinemia, apnea, anemia, intracranial hemorrhage and metabolic disorder (hypoglycaemia, hypocalcaemia)...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276602/the-eyes-have-it-an-unusual-case-of-escherichia-coli-ophthalmia-neonatorum-or-a-shifting-landscape
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Walid Mounir Maalouli, Michael Barclay Pitt
Despite dramatic declines in the incidence of ophthalmia neonatorum with universal prophylaxis, it remains a clinically important cause of eye disease in newborns. While clear guidelines exist for the treatment of the historically primary agents of ophthalmia neonatorum (Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae), it is less clear how to manage newborns with conjunctivitis secondary to other bacterial organisms, particularly those also frequently implicated in neonatal sepsis. We present the case of a 3-day-old well-appearing term infant with unilateral purulent conjunctivitis...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275816/probiotics-and-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Ravi Mangal Patel, Mark A Underwood
In this review, we summarize existing knowledge regarding the effects of probiotics on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). We review the role of the microbiome in NEC and pre-clinical data on mechanisms of probiotic action. Next, we summarize existing randomized controlled trials and observational studies of probiotics to prevent NEC. We also summarize findings from several recent meta-analyses and report a new cumulative meta-analysis of probiotic trials. Finally, we review data from cohorts routinely using commercially available probiotics...
February 2018: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274129/newborn-screening-for-galactosaemia
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Rohollah Lak, Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Majid Davari, Mojtaba Nouhi, Roya Kelishadi
BACKGROUND: Classical galactosaemia is an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism caused by a deficiency of the enzyme galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase. This is a rare and potentially lethal condition that classically presents in the first week of life once milk feeds have commenced. Affected babies may present with any or all of the following: cataracts; fulminant liver failure; prolonged jaundice; or Escherichia coli sepsis. Once the diagnosis is suspected, feeds containing galactose must be stopped immediately and replaced with a soya-based formula...
December 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243312/duration-of-anaemia-during-the-first-week-of-life-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Pia Lundgren, Sam E Athikarisamy, Sanjay Patole, Geoffrey C Lam, Lois E Smith, Karen Simmer
AIM: This study evaluated the correlation between retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), anaemia and blood transfusions in extremely preterm infants. METHODS: We included 227 infants born below 28 weeks of gestation at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth, Australia, from 2014-2016. Birth characteristics and risk factors for ROP were retrieved and anaemia and severe anaemia were defined as a haemoglobins of <110 g/L and <80 g/L, respectively. Logistic regression was used for the analysis...
December 15, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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/29242415/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-neonates-in-a-level-iii-neonatal-unit-in-india
#20
Savita Bhunwal, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Shalmoli Bhattacharya, Pranab Dey, Lakhbir Kaur Dhaliwal
OBJECTIVE: To find out the incidence and associations of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm neonates. DESIGN: Prospective, observational. METHODS: All consecutively born neonates <33 weeks gestation requiring oxygen or respiratory support first 3 days of life were enrolled from a level III neonatal unit in Chandigarh, India. Those with malformations were excluded. Placenta was examined for histological chorioamnionitis in preterm rupture of membranes and/or preterm spontaneous onset of labour...
December 14, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
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