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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094441/sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll-tales-from-preterm-fetal-life
#1
Laura Bennet
Premature fetuses and babies are at greater risk of mortality and morbidity than their term counterparts. The underlying causes are multifactorial, but include exposure to hypoxia. Immaturity of organs and their functional control may impair the physiological defence responses to hypoxia and the preterm fetal responses, or lack thereof, to moderate hypoxia appear to support this concept. However, as this review demonstrates, despite immaturity, the preterm fetus responds to asphyxia in a qualitatively similar manner to that seen at term...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093008/hearing-loss-associated-gene-detection-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#2
S M Yang, Ying Liu, C Liu, A H Yin, Y F Wu, X E Zheng, H M Yang, J Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and mutation spectrum of hearing loss associated gene mutation in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). METHODS: Neonates (n = 2305) admitted to NICU were enrolled in this study. Nine prominent hearing loss associated genes, GJB2 (35 del G, 176 del 16,235 del C, 299 del AT), GJB3 (538 C > T), SLC26A4 (IVS7-2A > G, 2168 A > G) and mtDNA 12S rRNA(1555 A > G, 1494 C > T), were detected. RESULT: There were 73 cases hearing-loss-associated gene mutation among 2305 cases, the mutation frequency was 3...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089174/neonatal-acute-kidney-injury-severity-and-recovery-prediction-and-the-role-of-serum-and-urinary-biomarkers
#3
Deirdre U Sweetman
Neonatal acute kidney injury is common, in part due to incomplete renal maturation and also due to frequent exposure to risk factors for acute kidney injury such as perinatal asphyxia, extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation, cardiac surgery, sepsis, prematurity and nephrotoxicity. However the current method by which acute kidney injury is diagnosed is sub-optimal and not universally accepted which impairs the accurate estimation of the true incidence of neonatal acute kidney injury. Serum Cystatin-C, urinary NGAL, KIM-1 and IL-18 are promising neonatal acute kidney injury biomarkers however the diagnosis of acute kidney injury remains serum creatinine/urine output-based in many studies...
January 11, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087259/clinical-manifestations-outcomes-and-etiologies-of-perinatal-stroke-in-taiwan-comparisons-between-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-stroke-based-on-10-year-experience-in-a-single-institute
#4
Chien-Chung Lee, Jainn-Jim Lin, Kuang-Lin Lin, Wai-Ho Lim, Kai-Hsiang Hsu, Jen-Fu Hsu, Ren-Huei Fu, Ming-Chou Chiang, Shih-Ming Chu, Reyin Lien
BACKGROUND: Perinatal stroke is a common cause of established neurological sequelae. Although several risk factors have been identified, many questions regarding causes and clinical outcomes remain unanswered. This study investigated the clinical manifestations and outcomes of perinatal stroke and identified its etiologies in Taiwan. METHODS: We searched the reports of head magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography performed between January 2003 and December 2012...
November 19, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079317/human-umbilical-cord-blood-cd34-positive-cells-as-predictors-of-the-incidence-and-short-term-outcome-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-pilot-study
#5
Sahar M A Hassanein, Mohamed Hassan Nasr Eldin, Hanaa A Amer, Adel E Abdelhamid, Moustafa El Houssinie, Abir Ibrahim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is one of the leading causes of neurological handicap in developing countries. Human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) CD34-positive (CD34⁺) stem cells exhibit the potential for neural repair. We tested the hypothesis that hUCB CD34⁺ stem cells and other cell types [leukocytes and nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs)] that are up-regulated during the acute stage of perinatal asphyxia (PA) could play a role in the early prediction of the occurrence, severity, and mortality of HIE...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074994/-normoglycemic-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-pregnancy-report-of-one-case
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Margarita Rivas M, Pamela Belmar Z, Pilar Durruty A, Lilian Sanhueza M, Gloria López S
Normoglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis should be suspected in pregnant women presenting nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and anorexia. We report a 39 years old woman with a 32 weeks pregnancy who sought emergency care due to hyperemesis. She was hospitalized with the following diagnoses: pregnancy hypertension syndrome, gestational diabetes, morbid obesity and poor prenatal control. The evaluation of the feto-placental unit showed perception of fetal movements, non-reactive non-stress baseline record and a biophysical profile of 6/8...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071721/assessment-of-phospholipid-synthesis-related-biomarkers-for-perinatal-asphyxia-a-piglet-study
#7
Ángel Sánchez-Illana, Rønnaug Solberg, Isabel Lliso, Leonid Pankratov, Guillermo Quintás, Ola Didrik Saugstad, Máximo Vento, Julia Kuligowski
The prompt and reliable identification of infants at risk of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy secondary to perinatal asphyxia in the first critical hours is important for clinical decision-making and yet still remains a challenge. This work strives for the evaluation of a panel of metabolic biomarkers that have been associated with the hypoxic-ischemic insult in the perinatal period. Plasma and urine samples from a consolidated newborn piglet model of hypoxia and withdrawn before and at different time points after a hypoxic insult were analyzed and compared to a control group...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063749/symmetrical-thalamic-calcification-a-trio-whole-exome-sequencing-negative-series
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Kathleen Mary Gorman, John James Aird, Judith Conroy, Deirdre Devaney, Michael Farrell, Mary Dolores King
Symmetrical thalamic calcification or bilateral symmetrical thalamic gliosis presents at delivery with hypertonia, fixed flexion contractures and prominent bulbar signs, without preceding perinatal asphyxia. At post-mortem, there is evidence of bilateral symmetrical selective thalamic neuronal encrustation and gliosis. To date, 27 cases are published with no underlying diagnosis identified. Two affected children from singleton pregnancies were reported and therefore, a genetic cause proposed. No previous reports have performed genetic testing to confirm or reject this hypothesis...
January 4, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062175/intranasal-c3a-treatment-ameliorates-cognitive-impairment-in-a-mouse-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
#9
Javier Morán, Anna Stokowska, Frederik R Walker, Carina Mallard, Henrik Hagberg, Marcela Pekna
Perinatal asphyxia-induced brain injury is often associated with irreversible neurological complications such as intellectual disability and cerebral palsy but available therapies are limited. Novel neuroprotective therapies as well as approaches stimulating neural plasticity mechanism that can compensate for cell death after hypoxia-ischemia (HI) are urgently needed. We previously reported that single i.c.v. injection of complement-derived peptide C3a 1h after HI induction prevented HI-induced cognitive impairment when mice were tested as adults...
January 4, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050462/to-study-the-correlation-of-thompson-scoring-in-predicting-early-neonatal-outcome-in-post-asphyxiated-term-neonates
#10
Dalip Kumar Bhagwani, Manisha Sharma, Stanzin Dolker, Sharada Kothapalli
INTRODUCTION: Throughout the world each year, an estimated 23% of the 4 million neonatal deaths and 8% of all deaths in <5 years of age are associated with signs of asphyxia at birth. AIM: To study the role of cord arterial blood gas analysis at birth and serial Thompson score in predicting the early neonatal outcome in post asphyxiated term neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in Department of Paediatrics, in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi from May 2014 to February...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011948/molecular-hydrogen-affords-neuroprotection-in-a-translational-piglet-model-of-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#11
J Nemeth, V Toth-Szuki, V Varga, V Kovacs, G Remzso, F Domoki
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is the major consequence of perinatal asphyxia (PA) in term neonates. Although the newborn piglet is an accepted large animal PA/HIE model, there is no consensus on PA-induction methodology to produce clinically relevant HIE. We aimed to create and to characterize a novel PA model faithfully reproducing all features of asphyxiation including severe hypercapnia resulting in HIE, and to test whether H2 is neuroprotective in this model. Piglets were anaesthetised, artificially ventilated, and intensively monitored (electroencephalography, core temperature, O2 saturation, arterial blood pressure and blood gases)...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009319/-ultrasound-monitoring-of-central-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-during-the-treatment-of-arterial-hypotension-in-preterm-infants
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A Zakrevskyy, O Karapetyan, V Agashkov, K Kosenko
The purpose of the study was to evaluate and identify patterns of changes in central and cerebral hemodynamics in neonates with low and extremely low birth weight and birth asphyxia, in order to achieve the early diagnosis of disorders of the central hemodynamics and autoregulation of cerebral blood flow, for timely fluid correction and inotropic therapy. Observation data on 44 preterm infants who were treated at the Kharkiv City Perinatal Centre and Regional Children's Clinical Hospital №1 of Kharkiv has been analyzed...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007513/-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-in-preterm-infants-born-before-37%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-a-prospective-observational-study
#13
O Dicky, V Ehlinger, B Guyard-Boileau, C Assouline, C Arnaud, C Casper
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Many international studies have demonstrated that delayed umbilical cord clamping reduces neonatal morbidity. However, in France, delayed umbilical cord clamping is still not performed in many neonatal units. The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of developing a protocol of delayed umbilical cord clamping in the maternity ward of the Toulouse university hospital and to evaluate the impact of this new protocol on neonatal mortality. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study including 123 preterm infants born before 37 weeks of gestation between June 2012 and June 2013 and hospitalized at birth...
December 19, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993924/limited-effectiveness-of-a-skills-and-drills-intervention-to-improve-emergency-obstetric-and-newborn-care-in-karnataka-india-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Beena Varghese, Jayanna Krishnamurthy, Blaze Correia, Ruchika Panigrahi, Maryann Washington, Vinotha Ponnuswamy, Prem Mony
OBJECTIVE: The majority of the maternal and perinatal deaths are preventable through improved emergency obstetric and newborn care at facilities. However, the quality of such care in India has significant gaps in terms of provider skills and in their preparedness to handle emergencies. We tested the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a "skills and drills" intervention, implemented between July 2013 and September 2014, to improve emergency obstetric and newborn care in the state of Karnataka, India...
December 23, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993431/the-potentials-and-limitations-of-neuro-biomarkers-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-neonates-with-birth-asphyxia
#15
Angela Satriano, Francesca Pluchinotta, Francesca Gazzolo, Laura Serpero, Diego Gazzolo
Perinatal asphyxia and its complication, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, are still among the major causes of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Despite accurate standard postnatal monitoring procedures, the post-insult period is crucial because at a time when radiologic pictures are still silent, brain damage may already be at a subclinical stage. Against this background, the measurement of quantitative parameters, such as constituents of nervous tissue, that are able to detect subclinical lesions at a stage when routine brain monitoring procedures are still silent, could be particularly useful...
December 16, 2016: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965911/occipital-hypometabolism-on-fdg-pet-ct-scan-in-a-child-with-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#16
Inci Uslu Biner, Ebru Tatci, Ozlem Ozmen, Atila Gokcek, Haci Ahmet Demir, Nadide Basak Gulleroglu
It is known that Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) images may be helpful for evaluation of brain function in newborns. Here we described the fluorine-18 [18-F] FDG PET/CT imaging findings of encephalomalacia due to perinatal asphyxia in a child with refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) who underwent PET/CT scan to stage the primary disease. Prominent hypometabolism was incidentally detected in the occipital regions bilaterally apart from the FDG uptakes in the malign lymphatic infiltrations...
2016: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959282/neonates-of-diabetic-mothers-the-starting-point-for-developing-novel-therapeutic-approaches-to-ischemic-heart-and-brain
#17
Raffaella Mormile
Diabetes mellitus represents the most common medical condition causing complications during pregnancy. However, there is still some controversy surrounding complications. Maternal hyperglycemia leads to fetal hyperglycemia. Offspring of diabetic mothers compensate excess glucose concentrations by producing higher levels of insulin causing transient hyperinsulinemia. Infants of diabetic mothers are at risk for congenital cardiac malformations, of which 40% are with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. However, regardless of severity, cardiac hypertrophy is transient with echocardiographic resolution within the first months after birth...
November 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957679/downstream-mrna-target-analysis-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-identifies-novel-marker-of-severe-injury-a-proof-of-concept-paper
#18
A M Looney, C E Ahearne, B Hallberg, G B Boylan, D M Murray
Human microRNA miR-374a is downregulated in the umbilical cord blood (UCB) of infants with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE). The downstream targets of this microRNA (miRNA) are unclear, but one putative target is the activin-A receptor type IIb (ACVR2B). ACVR2B is required for activin-A function and previous reports have shown alterations of activin-A levels in neonatal HIE. Our aim was to investigate the expression of the potential downstream targets of miR-374a, activin-A and ACVR2B, at birth in a cohort of full-term infants with perinatal asphyxia (PA) only, and those with PA who developed clinical and electrographic HIE...
December 12, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942508/urinary-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-metabolomics-in-asphyxiated-newborns-undergoing-hypothermia-from-the-birth-to-the-first-month-of-life
#19
Antonio Noto, Giulia Pomero, Michele Mussap, Luigi Barberini, Claudia Fattuoni, Francesco Palmas, Cristina Dalmazzo, Antonio Delogu, Angelica Dessì, Vassilios Fanos, Paolo Gancia
BACKGROUND: Perinatal asphyxia is a severe clinical condition affecting around four million newborns worldwide. It consists of an impaired gas exchange leading to three biochemical components: hypoxemia, hypercapnia and metabolic acidosis. METHODS: The aim of this longitudinal experimental study was to identify the urine metabolome of newborns with perinatal asphyxia and to follow changes in urine metabolic profile over time. Twelve babies with perinatal asphyxia were included in this study; three babies died on the eighth day of life...
November 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936130/angiogenic-proteins-placental-weight-and-perinatal-outcomes-among-pregnant-women-in-tanzania
#20
Chloe R McDonald, Anne M Darling, Enju Liu, Vanessa Tran, Ana Cabrera, Said Aboud, Willy Urassa, Kevin C Kain, Wafaie W Fawzi
INTRODUCTION: Placental vascular development, and ultimately placental weight, is essential to healthy fetal development. Here, we examined placental weight in a cohort of Tanzanian women in association with angiogenic proteins known to regulate placental vascular development and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: A total of n = 6579 women with recorded placental weight were included in this study. The relative risk of adverse perinatal outcomes (Apgar score, death, asphyxia, respiratory distress, seizures, pneumonia and sepsis) was compared between placental weight in the bottom and top 10th percentiles...
2016: PloS One
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