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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921627/preterm-infants-with-necrotising-enterocolitis-demonstrate-individual-and-unbalanced-gut-microbiota
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Itani Tarek, Ayoub Moubareck Carole, Melki Imad, Rousseau Clotilde, Mangin Irène, Butel Marie-José, Karam Sarkis Dolla
AIM: This Lebanese study tested the hypothesis that differences would exist in the gut microbiota of preterm infants with and without necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), as reported in western countries. METHODS: This study compared 11 infants with NEC and 11 controls, all born at 27-35 weeks, in three neonatal intensive care units between January 2013 and March 2015. Faecal samples were collected at key time points and microbiota was analysed by culture, quantitative PCR (qPCR), and temperature temporal gel electrophoresis (TTGE)...
September 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918395/non-invasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-preterm-infants-a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Daniel Klotz, Hendryk Schneider, Stefan Schumann, Benjamin Mayer, Hans Fuchs
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) has recently been described as a novel mode of respiratory support for premature infants. This study was designed to determine whether nHFOV decreases CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) in premature infants more effectively than non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). DESIGN: Non-blinded prospective randomised controlled cross-over study. SETTING: University Medical Center tertiary neonatal intensive care unit...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912010/first-week-weight-dip-and-reaching-growth-targets-in-early-life-in-preterm-infants
#3
Jorine A Roelants, Koen F M Joosten, Brigitte M A van der Geest, Jessie M Hulst, Irwin K M Reiss, Marijn J Vermeulen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aggressive parenteral nutritional practices were implemented in clinical practice over a decade ago to prevent early growth retardation in preterm infants. We aimed to study adherence to current nutritional recommendations in a population of very preterm infants, and to evaluate growth in early life. METHODS: Preterm infants (gestational age <30 weeks and birth weight <1500 g) were included in a prospective observational cohort study. Data on parenteral and enteral intake were collected on days 1-7, 14, 21 and 28 (d28) of life...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906495/effects-of-a-transition-home-program-on-preterm-infant-emergency-room-visits-within-90-days-of-discharge
#4
B Vohr, E McGowan, L Keszler, M O'Donnell, K Hawes, R Tucker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of a transition home program (THP) and risk factors on emergency room (ER) use within 90 days of discharge for preterm (PT) infants <37 weeks gestation. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective 3-year cohort study of 804 mothers and 954 PT infants. Mothers received enhanced neonatal intensive care unit transition support services until 90 days postdischarge. Regression models were run to identify the effects of THP implementation year and risk factors on ER visits...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904275/family-centered-care-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-combining-intensive-care-and-family-support
#5
Shunsuke Araki, Tomoko Saito, Saori Ichikawa, Kaori Saito, Tsuzumi Takada, Satoko Noguchi, Miki Yamada, Fumi Nakagawa
Advances in treatment in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) for preterm and sick newborns have improved the mortality rate of patients, but admission to the NICU may disrupt parent-infant interaction, with adverse consequences for infants and their families because of physical, psychological, and emotional separation. The concept of family centered care (FCC), in which family members are part of the care team and infants are close to the family, is important and has become popular in NICU. In 2013, we created a team called "Kodomo-Kazoku Mannaka" to promote FCC in Japan, and visited the NICU at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden, which is internationally famous for FCC...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902527/smoking-in-the-family-is-most-predictive-of-the-development-of-childhood-asthma-in-preterm-babies-30-weeks-gestation-results-of-the-respiratory-outcomes-study-2-repos2
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Claire F Johnston, Margaret Broom, Bruce Shadbolt, David A Todd
OBJECTIVES: The Respiratory Outcomes Study 2 (RESPOS2) investigated the relationship between neonatal outcomes (specifically, chronic lung disease [CLD]) and environmental factors on the development of asthma and atopic outcomes at primary school age for preterm babies (PBs) <30 weeks gestational age (GA). METHODS: The study included all surviving PBs <30 weeks GA admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory between 2007-2009...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901786/effect-of-gestational-age-on-the-epidemiology-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-a-review
#7
Elsa de Palma Afonso, Stijn Blot
Neonatal sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Late-onset sepsis affects a significant percentage of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Most affected newborns are preterm or low birth weight, but late-onset sepsis also affects late preterm and term infants. Understanding how gestational age affects the epidemiology of late-onset sepsis can be of use when defining strategies for its prevention and clinical management in NICU. Areas covered: Available evidence suggests the incidence and mortality of late-onset sepsis is higher in preterm and VLBW infants, but pathogen distribution and risk exposure is similar across all infants admitted to NICU...
September 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892882/circulating-protein-carbonyls-antioxidant-enzymes-and-related-trace-minerals-among-preterms-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#8
Ahmed El-Abd Ahmed, Eman Ahmed Abd-Elmawgood, Mohammed H Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Information about oxidative stress in preterms with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) is defective, so various researches in this area are required, which may open new roads in understanding the pathogenesis of the disease, hence provide additional helpful therapeutic approaches. AIM: To assess and compare the plasma level of protein carbonyls as a marker for oxidant status and the antioxidant enzymes; Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx) and the related trace minerals in the form of Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn) and Selenium (Se) as markers for antioxidant status, in preterms with and without RDS...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885423/early-second-trimester-fetal-growth-restriction-and-adverse-perinatal-outcomes
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Lorene A Temming, Jeffrey M Dicke, Molly J Stout, Roxane M Rampersad, George A Macones, Methodius G Tuuli, Alison G Cahill
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes among women with isolated fetal growth restriction from 17 to 22 weeks of gestation. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of all singleton, nonanomalous pregnancies undergoing ultrasonography to assess fetal anatomy between 17 and 22 weeks of gestation at a single center from 2010 to 2014. After excluding patients with fetal structural malformations, chromosomal abnormalities, or identified infectious etiologies, we compared perinatal outcomes between pregnancies with and without fetal growth restriction, defined as estimated fetal weight less than the 10th percentile for gestational age...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884908/analysis-of-dermatologic-consultations-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-over-a-7-year-period-retrospective-review-of-60-cases
#10
Jeong Nan Kang, Do Hyeong Kim, So Hee Park, Jung Eun Seol, Hyojin Kim
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The need for dermatology consultations for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients is increasing, but no study has systemically examined the skin diseases of patients in NICUs. The aim of this study was to analyze dermatology consultations in the NICU of a tertiary medical center in Korea and determine the effect of the dermatology consultation on the clinical course and management of the patients after the consultation. METHODS: The medical records of patients undergoing dermatologic consultation during their stay in a NICU between March 2009 and February 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
September 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881515/-characteristics-of-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-gram-negative-bacterial-bloodstream-infections-in-children
#11
L Dong, X Y Zhang, C C Li, Z Li, Y Q Xia
Objective: To study the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in children, and to guide the choice of antimicrobials and the control of nosocomial infection. Method: Clinical data, bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility test results were collected retrospectively in hospitalized children who were diagnosed with gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from January, 2010 to December, 2015...
September 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880399/failing-to-meet-relative-humidity-targets-for-incubated-neonates-causes-higher-heat-loss-and-metabolic-costs-in-the-first-week-of-life
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Romain Erbani, Loïc Dégrugilliers, Armand Lahana, Anaïs Glusko-Charlet, Elodie Haraux, Estelle Durand, Pierre Tourneux
AIM: Frequent nursing procedures can modify a newborn infant's thermal environment when their incubator is opened. This study evaluated the impact of relative humidity on preterm infants in closed incubators and calculated their heat loss and additional metabolic cost. METHODS: We studied 45 preterm infants born before 32+0 weeks, nursed at the neonatal intensive care unit at Amiens University Hospital, France from January 2009 to November 2011. Their body, skin and air temperatures and the incubator's relative humidity were continuously recorded from days 1-8 of life and the differences between the measured and target relative humidity were calculated...
September 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875061/impact-of-caffeine-boluses-and-caffeine-discontinuation-on-apnea-and-hypoxemia-in-preterm-infants
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Christa R Tabacaru, Suk Young Jang, Manisha Patel, Faranek Davalian, Santina Zanelli, Karen D Fairchild
Background: Apnea of prematurity often occurs during and following caffeine therapy. We hypothesized that number of apnea events would be impacted by adjustments in caffeine therapy. Materials and Methods: An automated algorithm was used in all infants ≤32 weeks gestation admitted to a level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit from 2009 to 2014 to analyze chest impedance, electrocardiogram, and oxygen saturation data around the time of serum caffeine levels, caffeine boluses while on maintenance therapy, and caffeine discontinuation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Caffeine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873072/amplitude-integrated-eeg-and-brain-sparing-in-preterm-small-for-gestational-age-infants
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Isabel Benavente-Fernández, Simón P Lubián-López, Pamela Zafra-Rodríguez, Almudena Alonso-Ojembarrena, Antonio Segado-Arenas, Alfonso M Lechuga-Sancho
PURPOSE: Preterm small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants are at risk for a high mortality rate and impaired cognitive development. Only a few studies have focused on amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) in preterm SGA infants. They have been shown to have a slower rate of brain maturation, but these findings have not consistently been related to neurodevelopmental outcomes. The aim of our study was to evaluate early aEEG monitoring in SGA compared with adequate-for-gestational-age preterms...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871602/elective-transfers-of-preterm-neonates-to-regional-centres-on-non-invasive-respiratory-support-is-cost-effective-and-increases-tertiary-care-bed-capacity
#15
Hussein Zein, Kamran Yusuf, Renee Paul, Derek Kowal, Sumesh Thomas
AIM: Managing capacity at regional facilities caring for sick neonates is increasingly challenging. This study estimated the clinical and economic impact of the elective transfer of stable infants requiring nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) from level three to level two neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) within an established clinical network of five NICUs. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the records of 99 stable infants transferred on NCPAP between two level three NICUs and three level two NICUs in Calgary, Canada, between June 2014 and May 2016...
September 4, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870155/pessary-or-progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-delivery-in-women-with-short-cervical-length-the-quadruple-p-randomised-controlled-trial
#16
Maud D van Zijl, Bouchra Koullali, Christiana A Naaktgeboren, Ewoud Schuit, Dick J Bekedam, Etelka Moll, Martijn A Oudijk, Wilhelmina M van Baal, Marjon A de Boer, Henricus Visser, Joris van Drongelen, Flip W van de Made, Karlijn C Vollebregt, Moira A Muller, Mireille N Bekker, Jozien T J Brons, Marieke Sueters, Josje Langenveld, Maureen T Franssen, Nico W Schuitemaker, Erik van Beek, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Karin de Boer, Eveline M Tepe, Anjoke J M Huisjes, Angelo B Hooker, Evelyn C J Verheijen, Dimitri N Papatsonis, Ben Willem J Mol, Brenda M Kazemier, Eva Pajkrt
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is in quantity and in severity the most important topic in obstetric care in the developed world. Progestogens and cervical pessaries have been studied as potential preventive treatments with conflicting results. So far, no study has compared both treatments. METHODS/DESIGN: The Quadruple P study aims to compare the efficacy of vaginal progesterone and cervical pessary in the prevention of adverse perinatal outcome associated with preterm birth in asymptomatic women with a short cervix, in singleton and multiple pregnancies separately...
September 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869423/advanced-analyses-of-physiological-signals-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#17
Jacqueline Huvanandana, Cindy Thamrin, Mark Tracy, Murray Hinder, Chinh Nguyen, Alistair L McEwan
Management and monitoring of infants within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) represents a unique challenge. It involves an array of life-threatening diseases, procedures with potentially lifelong impacts, co-morbidities associated with preterm birth and risk of infection from prolonged exposure to the hospital environment. With the integration of monitoring systems and increasing accessibility of high-resolution data, there is a growing interest in the utility of advanced data analyses in predictive monitoring and characterising patterns of disease...
September 4, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867654/preterm-behavioral-epigenetics-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Livio Provenzi, Elena Guida, Rosario Montirosso
Behavioral epigenetics is revealing new pathways that lead individuals from early adversity exposures to later-in-life detrimental outcomes. Preterm birth constitutes one of the major adverse events in human development. Preterm infants are hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where they are exposed to life-saving yet pain-inducing procedures and to protective care. The application of behavioral epigenetics to the field of preterm studies (i.e., Preterm Behavioral Epigenetics, PBE) is rapidly growing and holds promises to provide valid insights for research and clinical activity...
September 1, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866624/severe-acquired-subglottic-stenosis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-graduates-a-case-control-study
#19
Rebecca E Thomas, Shripada C Rao, Corrado Minutillo, Shyan Vijayasekaran, Elizabeth A Nathan
OBJECTIVE: To analyse current incidence and risk factors associated with severe acquired subglottic stenosis (SASGS) requiring surgical intervention in neonates. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Sole tertiary children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent surgical intervention for SASGS from January 2006 to December 2014. For each neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduate with acquired SASGS, two controls were selected (matched for gestation and year of birth)...
September 2, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858132/a-retrospective-study-on-the-effects-of-exclusive-donor-human-milk-feeding-in-a-short-period-after-birth-on-morbidity-and-growth-of-preterm-infants-during-hospitalization
#20
Eun Jeong Kim, Na Mi Lee, Sung-Hoon Chung
The risks and benefits of feeding preterm formula (PF) versus donor human milk (DHM) in preterm infants are uncertain, and studies evaluating the efficacy of DHM to the morbidities and growth of preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit are confused by the need for milk fortification. We aimed to determine and compare the outcome of short-term morbidities in neonatal intensive care unit and growth between premature infants fed exclusively DHM only until a volume of 130 mL/kg/d of enteral feeding was achieved and infants fed with a PF mix after birth...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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