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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753546/sildenafil-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-preterm-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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David Aboudi, Nithya Swaminathan, Heather Brumberg, Qiuhu Shi, Deborah Friedman, Boriana Parvez, Usha Krishnan
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether sildenafil is associated with worsening retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (≤1500 g) with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective case-control study included VLBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2012. Each infant treated with sildenafil was assigned 3 unexposed controls matched for gestational age, birth weight, and BPD diagnosis...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747887/preventing-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-failure-evidence-based-and-physiologically-sound-practices-from-delivery-room-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Clyde J Wright, Laurie G Sherlock, Rakesh Sahni, Richard A Polin
Routine use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to support preterm infants with respiratory distress is an evidenced-based strategy to decrease incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. However, rates of CPAP failure remain unacceptably high in very premature neonates, who are at high risk for developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Using the GRADE framework to assess the quality of available evidence, this article reviews strategies aimed at decreasing CPAP failure, starting with delivery room interventions and followed through to system-based efforts in the neonatal intensive care unit...
June 2018: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746604/a-description-of-externally-recorded-womb-sounds-in-human-subjects-during-gestation
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Joanna J Parga, Robert Daland, Kalpashri Kesavan, Paul M Macey, Lonnie Zeltzer, Ronald M Harper
OBJECTIVE: Reducing environmental noise benefits premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU), but excessive reduction may lead to sensory deprivation, compromising development. Instead of minimal noise levels, environments that mimic intrauterine soundscapes may facilitate infant development by providing a sound environment reflecting fetal life. This soundscape may support autonomic and emotional development in preterm infants. We aimed to assess the efficacy and feasibility of external non-invasive recordings in pregnant women, endeavoring to capture intra-abdominal or womb sounds during pregnancy with electronic stethoscopes and build a womb sound library to assess sound trends with gestational development...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746151/determinants-of-successful-direct-breastfeeding-at-hospital-discharge-in-high-risk-premature-infants
#4
Lara Casey, Sandra Fucile, Kimberly E Dow
BACKGROUND: Despite a mother's intention to breastfeed, there are many barriers to feeding preterm infants that decrease breastfeeding rates. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to determine factors associated with successful direct breastfeeding (DBF) of the preterm infant at hospital discharge. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 69 preterm (<34 weeks' gestational age) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, whose mothers intended to breastfeed, was conducted...
May 10, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743659/impact-of-neonatologist-availability-on-preterm-survival-without-morbidities
#5
David Aboudi, Shetal I Shah, Edmund F La Gamma, Heather L Brumberg
OBJECTIVES: We assessed birth hospital level and neonatal outcomes within a model of regionalization featuring neonatologists at all levels of care, including well-baby nurseries without an accompanying neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Data were analyzed by NY State adaptation of American Academy of Pediatrics defined levels of care; n = 998, 23-30 weeks gestational age, 400-1250 g birth weight, and admitted to the regional center (2006-2015). Primary outcomes were survival, neurologic survival, and intact survival...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740191/neonatal-outcomes-of-extremely-preterm-infants-exposed-to-maternal-hypertension-and-cigarette-smoking
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Kamran Yusuf, Belal Alshaikh, Orlando da Silva, Abhay K Lodha, Robert D Wilson, Ruben E Alvaro, Shoo K Lee, Prakesh S Shah
OBJECTIVE: To study the outcomes of extremely preterm infants of hypertensive mothers who smoke. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included infants born between 2003 and 2012 at <29 weeks' gestation and admitted to neonatal intensive care units participating in the Canadian Neonatal Network. Infants were divided into four mutually exclusive groups. Infants of hypertensive mothers who smoked; infants of hypertensive, non-smoking mothers; infants of normotensive mothers who smoked; and infants of normotensive, non-smoking mothers...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740190/does-duration-of-caffeine-therapy-in-preterm-infants-born-%C3%A2-1250-g-at-birth-influence-neurodevelopmental-nd-outcomes-at-3-years-of-age
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A Lodha, Y Rabi, A Soraisham, J Dobry, Arijit Lodha, H Amin, E Al Awad, S Tang, A Sahai, V Bhandari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of duration of caffeine use on long-term neurodevelopmental (ND) outcomes at 3 years corrected age (CA) in preterm infants with birthweights (BW) ≤ 1250 g. DESIGN/METHODS: All surviving infants with BW ≤ 1250 g admitted to the Foothills Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) from January 2002 to December 2009 who received the first dose of caffeine in the first week of life and were followed up at three years CA were included in the study...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734941/infective-endocarditis-due-to-burkholderia-cepacia-in-a-neonate-a-case-report
#8
Emir Yonas, Vito Damay, Raymond Pranata, Nuvi Nusarintowati
BACKGROUND: Burkholderia is a pathogen that is rarely seen in clinical cases. However, this organism is being found more commonly in hospitals. CASE PRESENTATION: A female Indonesian newborn was referred to our neonatal intensive care unit because of respiratory distress. The newborn had been delivered the previous night via cesarean section. A physical examination revealed intercostal retractions and weak cry. The newborn's gestational history was preterm, small for gestational age, and preterm premature ruptured membrane for 14 hours...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733102/breastfeeding-and-risk-for-ceasing-in-mothers-of-preterm-infants-long-term-follow-up
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Jenny Ericson, Mats Eriksson, Pat Hoddinott, Lena Hellström-Westas, Renée Flacking
Breastfeeding is challenging for mothers of preterm infants. The aim of this paper is to describe risk factors for ceasing breastfeeding and methods of feeding until 12 months postnatal age in mothers who breastfed their preterm infants at discharge from neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The data come from a randomised controlled trial, which evaluated the effectiveness on exclusive breastfeeding at 8 weeks of proactive telephone support compared with reactive support offered to mothers of preterm infants following discharge from NICU...
May 7, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723923/a-humidifier-in-the-invasive-mode-during-non-invasive-respiratory-support-could-increase-condensation-and-thereby-impair-airway-patency
#10
Rutger C Flink, Anton H van Kaam, Frans H de Jongh
AIM: Humidifying non-invasively ventilated preterm infants is critical to prevent dehydration of respiratory mucosa, but over humidification can result in impaired airway patency and lung mechanics. This neonatal bench study investigated the humidity delivered using invasive and non-invasive humidification modes during nasal continuous positive airway pressure. METHODS: The study was conducted at the neonatal intensive care unit of Emma Children's Hospital, the Netherlands, in March 2014...
May 3, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722867/evaluating-the-quality-of-the-processes-of-care-and-clinical-outcomes-of-premature-newborns-admitted-to-neonatal-intensive-care-units-in-mexico
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Svetlana V Doubova, Heladia Josefa-García, Irma Alejandra Coronado-Zarco, Sandra Carrera-Muiños, Guadalupe Cordero-Gonzalez, Leonardo Cruz-Reynoso, Leovigildo Mateos-Sanchez, Ana Jesica Maya-García, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas
Objectives: To develop quality of care (QoC) indicators, evaluate the quality of the processes of care (QPC) and clinical outcomes, and analyze the association between the QPC and severe clinical outcomes of preterm newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Design: Mixed methods approach: (1) development of QoC indicators via modified RAND/UCLA method; (2) cross-sectional study of QoC evaluation and (3) multiple logistic regression analysis to ascertain the association between the QPC and severe clinical outcomes...
April 4, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717879/abm-clinical-protocol-12-transitioning-the-breastfeeding-preterm-infant-from-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-to-home-revised-2018
#12
Lawrence M Noble, Adora C Okogbule-Wonodi, Michal A Young
A central goal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols, free from commercial interest or influence, for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.
May 2, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715193/severe-lactic-acidosis-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-due-to-thiamine-deficiency
#13
Hulya Ozdemir, Hulya Bilgen, Zeynep Alp Unkar, Ertugrul Kiykim, Asli Memisoglu, Eren Ozek
BACKGROUND: In this case report, we present a preterm newborn with persistent lactic acidosis who received total parenteral nutrition (TPN) that lacked thiamine. CASE PRESENTATION: A 28-week-old, 750 g female infant was born with an Apgar score of 8 at the 5th minute. Umbilical cord blood gas levels, including lactate level, were normal, and she was admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Achieving full enteral feeding was not possible due to gastric residues and abdominal distention, making the patient dependent on TPN during the first 2 weeks of life...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710185/accuracy-and-reliability-of-eye-based-vs-quadrant-based-diagnosis-of-plus-disease-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#14
Sang Jin Kim, J Peter Campbell, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Susan Ostmo, Karyn E Jonas, Dongseok Choi, R V Paul Chan, Michael F Chiang
Importance: Presence of plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity is the most critical element in identifying treatment-requiring disease. However, there is significant variability in plus disease diagnosis. In particular, plus disease has been defined as 2 or more quadrants of vascular abnormality, and it is not clear whether it is more reliably and accurately diagnosed by eye-based assessment of overall retinal appearance or by quadrant-based assessment combining grades of 4 individual quadrants...
April 26, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698249/memories-of-infant-pain-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-influence-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-in-mothers-of-infants-born-preterm
#15
Jillian Vinall, Melanie Noel, Timothy Disher, Kim Caddell, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
OBJECTIVES: The birth of a preterm infant and witnessing ones' infant in pain is remembered by parents as being one of the most stressful aspects of the neonatal care intensive unit (NICU). Elevated symptoms of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) are highly prevalent among mothers of preterm infants, however, little is known about mothers' memories of invasive procedures in the NICU and how these memories may contribute to the development of PTSS. We examined the relationships between number of invasive procedures, mothers' memories of these procedures, and their PTSS at discharge from the NICU...
April 25, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689751/effect-of-standardized-feeding-protocol-on-nutrient-supply-and-postnatal-growth-of-preterm-infants-a-prospective-study
#16
Z Khan, N Morris, H Unterrainer, N Haiden, S J Holasek, B Urlesberger
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a medical emergency and it is becoming evident that adequate nutrition starting in the first hours of life is of major importance for short and even more so for long-term health outcomes of the premature newborn. The aim was to analyze postnatal nutrient supply and growth patterns of preterm infants in response to a standardized feeding protocol during stay at neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted at NICU, Children Hospital Graz...
2018: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689748/probiotic-lactococcus-lactis-decreases-incidence-and-severity-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-a-preterm-animal-model
#17
L A Gurien, K Stallings-Archer, S D Smith
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) persists as the most common and serious gastrointestinal disorder among premature infants. Lactococcus lactis (LL), a lactic acid producing bacteria commonly found in buttermilk and cheese products, has several unique properties making it an ideal probiotic for neonates. We evaluated if the probiotic LL prevents development of NEC in a preterm rabbit model with Cronobacter sakazakii (CS). METHODS: Two-day preterm New Zealand white rabbit pups were randomly assigned to three diets: control (no additives), CS, and CS+LL...
2018: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689743/extravasation-of-total-parenteral-nutrition-into-the-liver-from-an-upper-extremity-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
#18
Arpit Gupta, Alok Bhutada, Miheret Yitayew, Shantanu Rastogi
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are the mainstay of central venous access in preterm infants, and one of the common procedures performed in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Complications of PICC include infection, mechanical dysfunction, thrombosis, migration, and extravasation of the infusate. In this report, we describe a case of PICC inserted from an upper extremity with migration into the inferior vena cava (IVC) and the hepatic vein associated with extravasation of the total parenteral nutrition (TPN) into the peritoneum and the liver...
2018: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689020/factors-that-influence-human-milk-feeding-at-hospital-discharge-for-preterm-infants-in-a-tertiary-neonatal-care-center-in-taiwan
#19
Chia-Ming Pai, Wai-Tim Jim, Hsiang-Yu Lin, Chyong-Hsin Hsu, Hsin-An Kao, Han-Yang Hung, Chun-Chih Peng, Jui-Hsing Chang
Human milk is considered optimal nutrition for newborn infants, especially preterm infants, and it can lessen morbidity in this population. Human milk feeding at hospital discharge may encourage breastfeeding at home. This study evaluated the incidence and predictive factors of human milk feeding of preterm infants at discharge. It included all preterm infants with gestational age of less than 37 weeks who were admitted to the Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan from January to December 2010 who survived to discharge...
April 2018: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688458/preterm-infants-have-distinct-microbiomes-not-explained-by-mode-of-delivery-breastfeeding-duration-or-antibiotic-exposure
#20
Cecilie Dahl, Hein Stigum, Jørgen Valeur, Nina Iszatt, Virissa Lenters, Shyamal Peddada, Jørgen V Bjørnholt, Tore Midtvedt, Siddhartha Mandal, Merete Eggesbø
Background: Preterm infants have low gut microbial diversity and few anaerobes. It is unclear whether the low diversity pertains to prematurity itself or is due to differences in delivery mode, feeding mode or exposure to antibiotics. Methods: The Norwegian Microbiota Study (NoMIC) was established to examine the colonization of the infant gut and health outcomes. 16S rRNA gene Illumina amplicon-sequenced samples from 519 children (160 preterms), collected at 10 days, 4 months and 1 year postnatally, were used to calculate alpha diversity...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Epidemiology
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