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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216358/rapid-protective-effects-of-early-bcg-on-neonatal-mortality-among-low-birth-weight-boys-observations-from-randomised-trials
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Sofie Biering-Sørensen, Kristoffer Jarlov Jensen, Ivan Monterio, Henrik Ravn, Peter Aaby, Christine Stabell Benn
Background: Three randomised trials (RCTs) in low-weight (LW, <2.5 kg) infants have shown that Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine non-specifically reduces all-cause mortality in the neonatal period. Methods: Using data from three RCTs of early BCG (N=6,583) we examined potential sex-differences in the timing of the mortality reduction in the neonatal period, presenting meta-estimates of the main outcome mortality rate ratios (MRR) for BCG-vaccinated and controls...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177625/hydrometrocolpos-etiology-and-management-past-beckons-the-present
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Kashish Khanna, Shilpa Sharma, D K Gupta
Hydrometrocolpos is a rare condition in which the uterus and the vagina are grossly distended with a retained fluid other than pus or blood. It may present during the neonatal period or later at puberty. Most cases reported earlier were stillbirths and were diagnosed only on autopsy. Antenatal diagnosis is now possible with the advent of ultrasound. An early diagnosis and speedy management is the key to survival. Many previous case reports have focused on the varied clinical presentations, multiple causes, associated syndromes and/or the radiological diagnosis of this condition...
November 24, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164078/internal-hernia-masquerading-as-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Ranjit I Kylat
In extremely preterm infants, acute abdominal emergencies are fortunately less common with improving care. Spontaneous intestinal perforation and necrotizing enterocolitis are conditions where emergency surgery is most often needed. Conservative medical management and placement of temporary drain are often used in the initial management. Internal hernia (IH) is an uncommon cause of bowel obstruction in neonates, is difficult to diagnose and unfortunately are found only at autopsy. The presentation in preterm infants, distinction between these conditions, and the need for early diagnosis of IH are discussed...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089165/a-case-of-intrauterine-lethal-fetal-injury-after-attempted-suicide-of-the-mother
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Lucia Tattoli, Giancarlo Di Vella, Biagio Solarino
Traumatic injuries in pregnancy such as abdominal trauma, pelvic fractures and penetrating trauma are major causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The most common causes of trauma during pregnancy are motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults, gunshots, and burns. Pregnancy itself has been identified as a risk factor for trauma, together with a younger age, drug use, alcohol use, and domestic violence. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman, 34 weeks pregnant, who attempted suicide by jumping from a flyover, immediately after a probably deliberate traffic collision with the guardrail...
October 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083107/increased-mir-223-expression-in-foetal-organs-is-a-signature-of-acute-chorioamnionitis-with-systemic-consequences
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JoonHo Lee, Chong Jai Kim, Jung-Sun Kim, Deug-Chan Lee, Sejin Ahn, Bo Hyun Yoon
Acute chorioamnionitis, frequently observed in preterm placentas, is a major risk factor for the development of infection and non-infection-related adverse perinatal outcomes. MicroRNAs play important roles in immune cell development and function as well as in the development of cancers and neurologic diseases. We sought to investigate the changes in microRNA-223 (miR-223) expression and the functional significance of the changes in miR-223 expression in foetal organs in the presence of acute chorioamnionitis...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075919/a-systematic-autopsy-survey-of-human-infant-bridging-veins
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Emma C Cheshire, Roger D G Malcomson, Peng Sun, Evgeny M Mirkes, Jasmin M Amoroso, Guy N Rutty
In the first years of life, subdural haemorrhage (SDH) within the cranial cavity can occur through accidental and non-accidental mechanisms as well as from birth-related injury. This type of bleeding is the most common finding in victims of abusive head trauma (AHT). Historically, the most frequent cause of SDHs in infancy is suggested to be traumatic damage to bridging veins traversing from the brain to the dural membrane. However, several alternative hypotheses have been suggested for the cause and origin of subdural bleeding...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954562/arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-in-utero-radiologic-and-pathologic-findings
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Priya Skaria, Amy Dahl, Atif Ahmed
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) refers to the development of multiple joint contractures affecting two or more areas of the body prior to birth. It affects approximately 1 in 3000 individuals, mostly reported in individuals of Asian, African and European descent with equal incidence in males and females. Arthrogryposis is associated with over 400 medical conditions and 350 known genes with considerable variability in phenotypic expression. The primary underlying mechanism is decreased fetal movement during development...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939096/changes-in-cause-specific-neonatal-and-1-59-month-child-mortality-in-india-from-2000-to-2015-a-nationally-representative-survey
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BACKGROUND: Documentation of the demographic and geographical details of changes in cause-specific neonatal (younger than 1 month) and 1-59-month mortality in India can guide further progress in reduction of child mortality. In this study we report the changes in cause-specific child mortality between 2000 and 2015 in India. METHODS: Since 2001, the Registrar General of India has implemented the Million Death Study (MDS) in 1·3 million homes in more than 7000 randomly selected areas of India...
October 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898573/alternatives-to-autopsy-for-fetal-and-early-neonatal-perinatal-deaths-insights-from-the-wisconsin-stillbirth-service-program
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Elspeth McPherson, Eirini Nestoridi, Dominique Heinke, Drucilla J Roberts, Ruth Fretts, Mahsa M Yazdy, Angela E Lin
BACKGROUND: Although autopsy is a key component of the etiologic evaluation following fetal and early neonatal death, and traditionally has been the preferred method to determine the cause of death, an alternative may be suitable when traditional autopsy by a perinatal pathologist is not available or declined. METHODS: Among 3137 cases evaluated through the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (WiSSP), a community-based program for etiologic evaluation of second trimester miscarriage, stillbirth, and early neonatal death, most diagnoses are based on multiple types of data including placental pathology, clinical examination, photographs, maternal records, radiographs, and laboratory testing...
September 12, 2017: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895697/what-is-the-value-of-neonatal-autopsy-pathological-and-clinical-correlation-in-135-cases
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Fernanda Tamanaha, Rosa Fuksman, Ana Pedraza, Luis Prudent
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal autopsy is a valuable, critical diagnostic method to provide genetic counseling for future pregnancies. POPULATION AND METHODS: Retrospective study including all neonatal autopsies performed on deceased neonates at Clínica y Maternidad Suizo Argentina between January 1998 and December 2006. The rate of autopsies was established; the diagnosis indicated in the medical record was compared to autopsy findings. RESULTS: Out of 227 deceased infants, 135 autopsies were performed (rate: 59...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884794/pathology-evaluation-of-developmental-phenotypes-in-neonatal-and-juvenile-mice
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Brad Bolon, Susan Newbigging, Kelli L Boyd
Necropsy (or autopsy) is the post mortem dissection of an animal to examine and collect organs and tissues in order to understand the effects and causes of disease. The systematic harvesting of samples at necropsy is an essential step in defining the reason for an unexpected death and in characterizing the features (i.e., phenotype) of a newly discovered condition. Phenotypic evaluation of young (neonatal and juvenile) mice emphasizes morphologic (macroscopic and microscopic) techniques and biochemical (clinical chemistry, hematologic, and molecular) analyses...
September 8, 2017: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880023/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-and-inherited-cardiac-conditions
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Alban-Elouen Baruteau, David J Tester, Jamie D Kapplinger, Michael J Ackerman, Elijah R Behr
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of post-neonatal infant mortality in developed countries, characterized by the death of infants for no obvious reason and without prior warning. The complex interaction of multiple factors in the pathogenesis of SIDS is illustrated by the 'triple risk hypothesis', which proposed that SIDS results from a convergence of three overlapping risk factors: a critical developmental period, an exogenous stressor, and underlying genetic and/or nongenetic vulnerability in the infant...
December 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855479/epidemiology-of-zygomycosis-analysis-of-national-data-from-pathological-autopsy-cases-in-japan
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Yuhko Suzuki, Hikaru Kume, Tomiteru Togano, Hitoshi Ohto
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: To identify recent trends in the frequency of zygomycosis in autopsy cases, we conducted epidemiological analysis every four years from 1989 to 2009 using national data reported in the "Annual of Pathological Autopsy Cases in Japan." RESULTS: 153,615 cases were autopsied, of which 6622 (4.3%) were found to have had mycosis. Among these, there were 243 cases (3.7%) of zygomycosis, which was the fourth most predominant causative agent of mycoses among the monopathogen mycoses...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841576/diagnostic-value-of-perinatal-autopsies-analysis-of-486-cases
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Nalan Neşe, Yeşim Bülbül
AIM: Autopsy is a beneficial procedure to determine the cause of death and the frequency of anomalies in perinatal losses. Even in the event of an autopsy not providing any additional information, completion of the procedure confirming the clinical diagnoses gives reassurance to both clinicians and parents. Here we present a 15-year archival study based on findings of perinatal autopsies. DESIGN AND METHODS: Four hundred and eighty-six cases from our archive were reviewed and according to the findings they were divided into three subcategories; (1) miscarriages (MCF); (2) fetuses terminated (FTA) for vital anomalies detected by prenatal ultrasonography; (3) premature or term newborns died within first month of life (neonates: NN)...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815739/kernicterus-in-a-boy-with-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency-a-case-report
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Eduardo López-Corella, Isabel Ibarra-González, Cynthia Fernández-Lainez, Miguel Á Rodríguez-Weber, Sara Guillén-Lopez, Leticia Belmont-Martínez, David Agüero-Linares, Marcela Vela-Amieva
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is an X-linked urea cycle defect associated with severe and usually fatal hyperammonemia. This study describes a patient with early onset lethal OTCD due to a known pathogenic variant (c.298+1G>A), as well as the novel autopsy finding of kernicterus with relatively low blood concentration of unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) (11.55 mg/dL). The patient was a full-term male with a family history of two previous male siblings who died as newborns after acute neurologic deterioration...
August 16, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801384/causes-of-and-contributors-to-infant-mortality-in-a-rural-community-of-north-india-evidence-from-verbal-and-social-autopsy
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Sanjay Kumar Rai, Shashi Kant, Rahul Srivastava, Priti Gupta, Puneet Misra, Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav, Arvind Kumar Singh
OBJECTIVE: To identify the medical causes of death and contribution of non-biological factors towards infant mortality by a retrospective analysis of routinely collected data using verbal and social autopsy tools. SETTING: The study site was Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS), Ballabgarh, North India PARTICIPANTS: All infant deaths during the years 2008-2012 were included for verbal autopsy and infant deaths from July 2012 to December 2012 were included for social autopsy...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749718/ectopic-intralaryngo-tracheal-thyroid-tissue-causing-neonatal-death
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Lauren Furnas, Huda Safa, Fiona Hutchinson, Lindsay Joseph, Jane E Armes
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic thyroid tissue can be found anywhere along the embryologic path of thyroid descent. Intralaryngo-tracheal thyroid tissue is the least common site of ectopia and can present with upper airways obstruction. Its presentation in the neonate is exceptional. CASE REPORT: We describe a term female neonate with subglottic thyroid tissue causing near-total occlusion of the larynx, which led to upper airways obstruction and neonatal death. CONCLUSION: This emphasizes the importance of considering intralaryngo-tracheal tumors as a cause of acute and otherwise unexplainable respiratory distress immediately after birth...
October 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748016/-hepatic-hematoma-in-neonates-about-a-case
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Hanae Harchaoui, Bousayna Iraqi, Houria Knouni, Youness Taboz, Hasnae Benkirane, Hassan Aguenaou, Amina Barkat
Hepatic hematoma is a condition of unrecognized origin which can become extremely serious and whose diagnosis is often made during perinatal autopsy. It is often characterised by nonspecific clinical manifestations and a long delay before biological presentation.The diagnosis is essentially based on ultrasound and treatment is often conservative.We here report a case of a full-term newborn with asymptomatic hepatic haematoma due to obstetrical trauma.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739175/sudden-infant-death-from-neonate-carnitine-palmitoyl-transferase-ii-deficiency
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Si-Hao Du, Fu Zhang, Yan-Geng Yu, Chuan-Xiang Chen, Hui-Jun Wang, Dong-Ri Li
A full-term female baby born to parents who gave birth three years prior to a girl who survived only 31h postpartum died 36h after birth. An autopsy showed that the heart was markedly hypertrophic (32g). Microscopically, the myocardium, liver and kidney cells exhibited extensive vacuolar degeneration. Sudan III staining was positive in cardiac muscle, liver and kidney tissue. Tandem mass spectrometry analysis revealed that the deceased patient had a carnitine palmitoyl transferase II (CPT2) deficiency or a carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase deficiency...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
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