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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440792/an-extra-uterine-system-to-physiologically-support-the-extreme-premature-lamb
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Emily A Partridge, Marcus G Davey, Matthew A Hornick, Patrick E McGovern, Ali Y Mejaddam, Jesse D Vrecenak, Carmen Mesas-Burgos, Aliza Olive, Robert C Caskey, Theodore R Weiland, Jiancheng Han, Alexander J Schupper, James T Connelly, Kevin C Dysart, Jack Rychik, Holly L Hedrick, William H Peranteau, Alan W Flake
In the developed world, extreme prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity due to a combination of organ immaturity and iatrogenic injury. Until now, efforts to extend gestation using extracorporeal systems have achieved limited success. Here we report the development of a system that incorporates a pumpless oxygenator circuit connected to the fetus of a lamb via an umbilical cord interface that is maintained within a closed 'amniotic fluid' circuit that closely reproduces the environment of the womb...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435991/polycythemia-capillary-rarefaction-and-focal-glomerulosclerosis-in-two-adolescents-born-extremely-low-birth-weight-and-premature
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Nariaki Asada, Takanori Tsukahara, Megumi Furuhata, Daisuke Matsuoka, Shunsuke Noda, Kuniaki Naganuma, Akinori Hashiguchi, Midori Awazu
BACKGROUND: Low birthweight infants have a reduced number of nephrons and are at high risk of chronic kidney disease. Preterm birth and/or intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) may also affect peritubular capillary development, as has been shown in other organs. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We report two patients with a history of preterm birth and extremely low birthweight who showed polycythemia and renal capillary rarefaction. Patient 1 and 2, born at 25 weeks of gestation with a birthweight of 728 and 466 g, showed mild proteinuria at age 8 and 6 years, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435650/postnatal-transitional-weight-loss-and-adverse-outcomes-in-extremely-premature-neonates
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Rita P Verma, Syed Shibli, Eugene Komaroff
The early postnatal weight loss (EPWL) is highly variable in the extremely low birth weight infants (birth weight <1000 g, ELBW). It is reported to be unassociated with adverse outcomes within a range of 3-21% of birth weight. Its wide range might have contributed to this lack of association. The aim of our paper is to study the effects of maximum EPWL, graded as low, medium and large on clinical outcomes in ELBW infants. In a retrospective cohort observational study EPWL was measured as maximum weight loss from birth weight (MWL) in ELBW infants and grouped as low (5-12%) moderate (18...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433214/maturational-patterns-of-systolic-ventricular-deformation-mechanics-by-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-preterm-infants-over-the-first-year-of-age
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Philip T Levy, Afif El-Khuffash, Meghna D Patel, Colm R Breatnach, Adam T James, Aura A Sanchez, Cristina Abuchabe, Sarah R Rogal, Mark R Holland, Patrick J McNamara, Amish Jain, Orla Franklin, Luc Mertens, Aaron Hamvas, Gautam K Singh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the maturational changes in systolic ventricular strain mechanics by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography in extremely preterm neonates from birth to 1 year of age and discern the impact of common cardiopulmonary abnormalities on the deformation measures. METHODS: In a prospective multicenter study of 239 extremely preterm infants (<29 weeks gestation at birth), left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global longitudinal systolic strain rate (GLSRs), interventricular septal wall (IVS) GLS and GLSRs, right ventricular (RV) free wall longitudinal strain and strain rate, and segmental longitudinal strain in the RV free wall, LV free wall, and IVS were serially measured on days 1, 2, and 5 to 7, at 32 and 36 weeks postmenstrual age, and at 1 year corrected age (CA)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431832/unravelling-the-mysteries-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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K G Hampel, R Rocamora Zuñiga, C M Quesada
INTRODUCTION: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the most frequent cause of premature death in epileptic patients. Most SUDEP events occur at night and frequently go unnoticed; the exact pathophysiological mechanisms of this phenomenon therefore remain undetermined. Nevertheless, most cases of SUDEP are attributed to an infrequent yet extremely severe complication of epileptic seizures. DEVELOPMENT: We conducted a systematic literature search on PubMed...
April 18, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431822/detecting-bursts-in-the-eeg-of-very-and-extremely-premature-infants-using-a-multi-feature-approach
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John M O'Toole, Geraldine B Boylan, Rhodri O Lloyd, Robert M Goulding, Sampsa Vanhatalo, Nathan J Stevenson
AIM: To develop a method that segments preterm EEG into bursts and inter-bursts by extracting and combining multiple EEG features. METHODS: Two EEG experts annotated bursts in individual EEG channels for 36 preterm infants with gestational age < 30 weeks. The feature set included spectral, amplitude, and frequency-weighted energy features. Using a consensus annotation, feature selection removed redundant features and a support vector machine combined features...
April 18, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429694/the-rationale-and-design-of-the-national-familial-hypercholesterolemia-registries-in-turkey-a-hit1-and-a-hit2-studies
#7
Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Lale Tokgözoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disease characterized by extremely high levels of cholesterol, leading to premature atherosclerosis. Although many countries have already addressed the burden of FH by means of national registries, Turkey has no national FH registry or national screening program to detect FH. Creation of a series of FH registries is planned as part of Turkish FH Initiative endorsed by the Turkish Society of Cardiology to meet this need. This article provides detailed information on the rationale and design of the first 2 FH registries (A-HIT1 and A-HIT2)...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426303/measures-of-local-segregation-for-monitoring-health-inequities-by-local-health-departments
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Nancy Krieger, Pamela D Waterman, Neelesh Batra, Johnna S Murphy, Daniel P Dooley, Snehal N Shah
OBJECTIVES: To assess the use of local measures of segregation for monitoring health inequities by local health departments. METHODS: We analyzed preterm birth and premature mortality (death before the age of 65 years) rates for Boston, Massachusetts, for 2010 to 2012, using the Index of Concentration at the Extremes (ICE) and the poverty rate at both the census tract and neighborhood level. RESULTS: For premature mortality at the census tract level, the rate ratios comparing the worst-off and best-off terciles were 1...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424106/early-developmental-influences-on-self-esteem-trajectories-from-adolescence-through-adulthood-impact-of-birth-weight-and-motor-skills
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Kristie L Poole, Louis A Schmidt, Mark A Ferro, Cheryl Missiuna, Saroj Saigal, Michael H Boyle, Ryan J Van Lieshout
While the trajectory of self-esteem from adolescence to adulthood varies from person to person, little research has examined how differences in early developmental processes might affect these pathways. This study examined how early motor skill development interacted with preterm birth status to predict self-esteem from adolescence through the early 30s. We addressed this using the oldest known, prospectively followed cohort of extremely low birth weight (<1000 g) survivors (N = 179) and normal birth weight controls (N = 145) in the world, born between 1977 and 1982...
April 20, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412532/spectral-analysis-highlight-developmental-eeg-changes-in-preterm-infants-without-overt-brain-damage
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Agnese Suppiej, Elisa Cainelli, Ambra Cappellari, Daniele Trevisanuto, Laura Balao, Maria Grazia Di Bono, Patrizia S Bisiacchi
Early markers of neurological outcome in the absence of overt brain damage are scarce in extreme prematurity. The aim of this study was to compare spectral EEG values of infants born near term with those of infants born at extremely low gestational age (ELGA) but having attained near term age. We aimed also to evaluate whether spectral EEG features were related with neurological outcome. The ELGA group consisted of 12 neonates born between 23+2 and 27+6 weeks; the control group consisted of nine infants born 34-35+2 weeks, tested within the first week of life...
April 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409646/intravitreal-bevacizumab-alters-type-iv-collagenases-and-exacerbates-arrested-alveologenesis-in-the-neonatal-rat-lungs
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Arwin M Valencia, Charles L Cai, Jeffrey Tan, Thomas J Duggan, Gloria B Valencia, Jacob V Aranda, Kay D Beharry
Purpose/Aim: Intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) is an irreversible vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor used off-label to treat severe retinopathy of prematurity in extremely low gestational age neonates. VEGF and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) participate in lung maturation. We tested the hypothesis that intravitreal bevacizumab enters the systemic circulation and has long-lasting effects on lung MMPs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Neonatal rats were exposed to: (1) hyperoxia (50% O2); (2) intermittent hypoxia (IH) (50% O2 with brief episodes of 12% O2); or (3) room air (RA) from birth (P0) to P14...
April 14, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402972/eeg-a-valuable-biomarker-of-brain-injury-in-preterm-infants
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Elena Pavlidis, Rhodri O Lloyd, Geraldine B Boylan
This review focuses on the role of electroencephalography (EEG) in monitoring abnormalities of preterm brain function. EEG features of the most common developmental brain injuries in preterm infants, including intraventricular haemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia, and perinatal asphyxia, are described. We outline the most common EEG biomarkers associated with these injuries, namely seizures, positive rolandic sharp waves, EEG suppression/increased interburst intervals, mechanical delta brush activity, and other deformed EEG waveforms, asymmetries, and asynchronies...
April 13, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399095/-modern-principles-of-integrated-diagnostics-and-rehabilitation-of-perinatal-lesions-of-the-nervous-system-and-their-consequences
#13
S A Nemkova
The article is devoted to the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of perinatal lesions of the nervous system and their consequences in children. Reflects modern approaches to data classification conditions, taking into account ideas on the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease, the clinical manifestations of the main syndromes (excitation and depression, hypertensive, convulsive, movement disorders) as the neonatal period, and in the formation of long-term effects (motor and mental delay and speech development, hyperkinetic syndrome, cerebral palsy and others)...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
#14
REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397283/randomized-trial-of-exclusive-human-milk-versus-preterm-formula-diets-in-extremely-premature-infants
#15
Nicholas Embleton, Jemma Cleminson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396025/prophylactic-indomethacin-compared-with-delayed-conservative-management-of-the-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-extremely-preterm-infants-effects-on-neonatal-outcomes
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Melissa Liebowitz, Ronald I Clyman
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether prophylactic indomethacin (PINDO) has more or less morbidity than delayed conservative management of the moderate-to-large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a prospective double cohort controlled study of infants delivered at ≤27(6/7) weeks gestation (n = 397). From January 2005 through April 2011, all infants were treated with PINDO (n = 247). From May 2011 through August 2016, no infant was treated with indomethacin until at least 8 postnatal days (conservative epoch, n = 150)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392474/novel-fsh%C3%AE-mutation-in-a-male-patient-with-isolated-fsh-deficiency-and-infertility
#17
Junjie Zheng, Jangfeng Mao, Mingxuan Cui, Zhaoxiang Liu, Xi Wang, Shuyu Xiong, Min Nie, Xueyan Wu
Isolated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) deficiency due to mutations in FSHβ is an extremely rare autosomal recessive disease that has only been reported in ten patients to date. Symptoms of the disease include amenorrhoea and hypogonadism in women and azoospermia and normal testosterone levels in men. This study describes a Chinese male patient who presented with cryptorchidism and infertility. His serum hormonal profile revealed low FSH, elevated LH and normal testosterone levels. Sequence analysis identified a novel homozygous mutation in the FSHβ gene (c...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391914/the-montreal-fh-score-a-new-score-to-predict-cardiovascular-events-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#18
Martine Paquette, Robert Dufour, Alexis Baass
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is characterized by extremely high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration and premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). Not all FH patients present the same CVD risk, and currently, there is no clinical tool to assess this risk. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this cross-sectional cohort study are twofold: to identify the strongest predictors of CVD in patients with FH and to develop a new score to identify FH patients at very high CVD risk...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391546/association-among-prematurity-30%C3%A2-weeks-gestational-age-blood-pressure-urinary-albumin-calcium-and-phosphate-in-early-childhood
#19
Namrata Vashishta, Vidya Surapaneni, Sanjay Chawla, Gaurav Kapur, Girija Natarajan
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on blood pressures (BP), urinary albumin, and mineral excretion in early childhood in contemporary cohorts of extremely low gestational age (GA) neonates. Our aim was to compare BPs and the urinary excretion of albumin, calcium, and phosphate in preterm and term-born cohorts in early childhood. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study conducted at a single center, involving children <5 years age, born preterm (GA <30 weeks) or at term (≥37 weeks' GA)...
April 8, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385272/-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#20
REVIEW
V Promelle, S Milazzo
Retinopathy of prematurity is a retinal vasoproliferative disease affecting extremely preterm infants exposed to high concentrations of oxygen therapy. Infants born before 32 post-menstrual weeks or with a birth weight of less than 1500g should systematically have a dilated fundus examination. The time of screening and schedule for follow-up are guided by the various risk factors. This disease results from immaturity of the peripheral retinal vessels at the time of premature birth. The classification of ROP depends on the anteroposterior extent of involvement (from center to periphery: zone I, II and III), its extension in 30° sectors (clock hours) and its stage (stage 1 to 5)...
April 3, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
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