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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134932/outbreak-of-pichia-kudriavzevii-fungaemia-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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T Nagarathnamma, Sneha K Chunchanur, Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, K R Vineetha, Karthik Ramamurthy, Jillwin Joseph, R Ambica
PURPOSE: Fungaemia is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We report an outbreak of fungaemia in a NICU due to rare yeast, Pichia kudriavzevii (a teleomorph of Candida krusei). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of neonatal sepsis due to P. kudriavzevii. METHODOLOGY: Between August and September 2014, blood cultures from nine neonates diagnosed with late-onset sepsis in the NICU yielded yeast-like organisms...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132242/relationship-between-thyroid-hormone-levels-and-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn-in-late-preterm-early-term-and-term-infants
#2
Sinan Kayıran, Seçil Erçin, Petek Kayıran, Tugba Gursoy, Berkan Gurakan
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the association between thyroid hormone levels and transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) among late-preterm, early-term, and term infants admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the current retrospective study, neonates admitted to the NICU due to TTN were assigned to the TTN group (n = 404). Healthy neonates who were followed up in the well-baby nursery comprised the control group (n = 7335)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131055/bmi-is-a-better-body-proportionality-measure-than-the-ponderal-index-and-weight-for-length-for-preterm-infants
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A Nicole Ferguson, Shannon C Grabich, Irene E Olsen, Rebecca Cantrell, Reese H Clark, Wendy N Ballew, Jeffrey Chou, M Louise Lawson
BACKGROUND: Clinicians have observed preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit growing disproportionally; however, the only growth charts that have been available were from preterm infants born in the 1950s which utilized the ponderal index. Prior to creating the recently published BMI curves, we found only 1 reference justifying the use of the ponderal index. OBJECTIVES: To determine the best measure of body proportionality for assessing growth in US preterm infants...
November 9, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130825/late-preterm-infants-early-term-infants-and-timing-of-elective-deliveries-current-status-in-a-korean-medical-center
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Hyun Suna Ko, Yu-Ria Jang, Hanggooa Yun, Jeonga Ha Wie, Sae Kyunga Choi, In Yanga Park, Jong Chula Shin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the current perinatal outcomes among infants born late preterm and early term compared to those born full term and evaluate the optimal gestational age for delivery. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study for births occurred at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital over the past 7 years. Statistical comparison was performed using χ(2) test and multivariable logistic regression models. RESULTS: A total of 7580 women met the study criteria...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127622/the-joint-effects-of-antenatal-steroids-and-gestational-age-on-improved-outcomes-in-neonates
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Neal D Goldstein, Kaitlin M Kenaley, Robert Locke, David A Paul
OBJECTIVES: Antenatal corticosteroids are standard of care for women at risk of a preterm birth and demonstrated to be protective against poor outcomes in neonates including respiratory disorders, mortality and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Its benefits may vary by gestational age, and accurate estimation is needed in a single-center population to account for practice variation. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of infants admitted to the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, 1997-2015...
November 10, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123341/effect-of-expressed-breast-milk-versus-swaddling-versus-oral-sucrose-administration-on-pain-associated-with-suctioning-in-preterm-neonates-on-assisted-ventilation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Saumil Desai, Ruchi Nimish Nanavati, Rohit Nathani, Nandkishor Kabra
Objective: The objective of our study was to assess the pain associated with suctioning in preterm neonates on assisted ventilation and comparing the use of expressed breast milk (EBM), sucrose, and swaddling to alleviate pain. Methods: Study design: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Inclusion Criteria: Preterm neonates on assisted ventilation. Exclusion Criteria: Major congenital anomalies and severe encephalopathy...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119808/early-warning-and-track-and-trigger-systems-for-newborn-infants-a-review
#7
Nicolay Mortensen, Johan Henrik Augustsson, Jorunn Ulriksen, Unni Tveit Hinna, Georg M Schmölzer, Anne Lee Solevåg
Tools for clinical assessment and escalation of observation and treatment are insufficiently established in the newborn population. We aimed to provide an overview over early warning- and track and trigger systems for newborn infants and performed a nonsystematic review based on a search in Medline and Cinahl until November 2015. Search terms included 'infant, newborn', 'early warning score', and 'track and trigger'. Experts in the field were contacted for identification of unpublished systems. Outcome measures included reference values for physiological parameters including respiratory rate and heart rate, and ways of quantifying the extent of deviations from the reference...
March 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119603/phototherapy-is-commonly-used-for-neonatal-jaundice-but-greater-control-is-needed-to-avoid-toxicity-in-the-most-vulnerable-infants
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Khalaf Mreihil, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Hans Jørgen Stensvold, Britt Nakstad, Thor Willy Ruud Hansen
AIM: Limited information is available about how guidelines on phototherapy for neonatal jaundice are applied in practice and toxicity is a concern. We studied the use of phototherapy in relation to birth weight and gestational age (GA) in Norwegian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). METHODS: The study population was all 5,382 infants admitted to the 21 NICUs in Norway between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014. Data were recorded daily in the Norwegian Neonatal Network database and anonymised data on patient characteristics, diagnoses, duration, the ages at the start and discontinuation of phototherapy were analysed...
November 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108135/regimens-of-ultrasound-surveillance-for-twin-pregnancies-for-improving-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jane G Woolcock, Rosalie M Grivell, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Increased ultrasound surveillance of twin pregnancies has become accepted practice due to the higher risk of complications. There is no current consensus however as to the method and frequency of ultrasound monitoring that constitutes optimal care. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the effects of different types and frequency of ultrasound surveillance for women with a twin pregnancy on neonatal, fetal and maternal outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register, ClinicalTrials...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107602/maternal-ophthalmic-artery-doppler-ultrasonography-in-preeclampsia-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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Maria Teresa Pedrazzi Chaves, Sérgio Martins-Costa, Maria Lúcia da Rocha Oppermann, Ricardo Palma Dias, Valentino Magno, Julio Alejandro Peña, José Geraldo Lopes Ramos
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of ophthalmic artery (OA) Doppler measure - the ratio of velocity peaks (PR) - to adverse pregnancy outcomes in preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN AND MAIN OUTCOMES: Prospective cohort study of 56 women with preeclampsia that underwent Doppler measurements of OA flow, medial to optic nerve. PR results were classified as normal (PR < 0.78), abnormal (PR 0.78-0.98), or highly abnormal (PR ≥ 0.99). Attending clinicians were blinded to OA Doppler results...
October 19, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106925/nosocomial-transmission-and-genetic-diversity-of-rhinovirus-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Débora Natalia Marcone, Guadalupe Carballal, Mariela Irañeta, Yamile Rubies, Santiago M Vidaurreta, Marcela Echavarría
Rhinoviruses were detected as sole pathogens in 6 preterm infants who developed severe respiratory infections while hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. We confirmed 2 nosocomial rhinovirus transmission episodes and describe the genetic diversity of rhinovirus strains that circulated simultaneously during a winter season.
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106924/a-randomized-trial-of-conditioned-or-unconditioned-gases-for-stabilizing-preterm-infants-at-birth
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Lorraine McGrory, Louise S Owen, Marta Thio, Jennifer A Dawson, Anthony R Rafferty, Atul Malhotra, Peter G Davis, C Omar F Kamlin
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the use of heated-humidified gases for respiratory support during the stabilization of infants <30 weeks of gestational age (GA) in the delivery room reduces rates of hypothermia on admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, unblinded, randomized trial was conducted in Melbourne, Australia, between February 2013 and June 2015. Infants <30 weeks of GA were randomly assigned to receive either heated-humidified gases or unconditioned gases during stabilization in the delivery room and during transport to NICU...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105147/intravenous-paracetamol-was-associated-with-closure-of-the-ductus-arteriosus-in-extremely-premature-infants
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S Juujärvi, T Saarela, M Hallman, O Aikio
AIM: Symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus may lead to serious complications in extremely preterm and extremely low birth weight infants and is often resistant to medication. We evaluated early intravenous paracetamol for pain prevention during respiratory therapy, in an attempt to understand the ductal treatment of such infants. METHODS: Our cohort were 295 extremely preterm or extremely low birth weight infants, born at less than 28 weeks or 1,000g, respectively, who were treated in the neonatal intensive care unit of Oulu University Hospital from 2002-2015, before and after intravenous paracetamol was introduced in June 2009...
November 4, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100893/-late-preterm-infants-in-spain-experience-of-the-34-36-neonatal-group
#14
Mercedes García-Reymundo, Xavier Demestre, M José Calvo, Gemma Ginovart, Ana Jiménez, José Antonio Hurtado
INTRODUCTION: Late preterm (LP) infants (34 -36 weeks of gestation) are the largest group of preterm infants and also the least studied so far. In order to improve their care and reduce the impact of their increased morbidity and mortality, it is essential to know the current situation in Spain. POPULATION AND METHOD: Clinical-epidemiological variables of the LP population of 34 participating hospitals were prospectively collected from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2016, and were then compared with the Minimum Perinatal Data Set for term births in the database...
October 31, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100533/effectiveness-of-interventions-during-nicu-hospitalization-on-the-neurodevelopment-of-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-protocol
#15
Marilyn Aita, Robyn Stremler, Nancy Feeley, Andréane Lavallée, Gwenaëlle De Clifford-Faugère
BACKGROUND: Previous systematic reviews have examined preterm infants' long-term neurodevelopment after neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge, although none have explored the effectiveness of interventions on preterm infants' neurodevelopment during NICU hospitalization. The aim of this review is to evaluate whether interventions, i.e., sensory stimulation, parental involvement, and control of environment, improve preterm infants' neurodevelopment during their NICU hospitalization...
November 3, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100198/non-nutritive-sucking-oral-breast-milk-and-facilitated-tucking-relieve-preterm-infant-pain-during-heel-stick-procedures-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Hsueh-Fang Peng, Ti Yin, Luke Yang, Chi Wang, Yue-Cune Chang, Mei-Jy Jeng, Jen-Jiuan Liaw
BACKGROUND: Preterm infant pain can be relieved by combining non-nutritive sucking (sucking), oral sucrose, and facilitated tucking (tucking), but the pain-relief effects of oral expressed breast milk (breast milk) are ambiguous. AIMS: We compared the effects of combined sucking+ breast milk, sucking+breast milk+tucking, and routine care on preterm infant pain during and after heel-stick procedures. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized controlled trial...
October 8, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096567/risk-factors-for-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-very-preterm-infants-a-case-control-study-in-southwest-china
#17
Ling-Ping Zhang, Xiao-Ping Lei, Li-Juan Luo, Wen-Bin Dong
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate perinatal risk factors for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in very preterm infants. METHODS: This retrospective study included all preterm infants with a gestational age <32 weeks attending our institution from 2013 to 2016. The NEC group comprised patients with NEC enrolled according to the inclusion criteria. Controls were selected from the database and were matched for gender, gestational age, and birth weight...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095502/obstetric-outcomes-after-conservative-treatment-for-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions-and-early-invasive-disease
#18
REVIEW
Maria Kyrgiou, Antonios Athanasiou, Ilkka E J Kalliala, Maria Paraskevaidi, Anita Mitra, Pierre Pl Martin-Hirsch, Marc Arbyn, Phillip Bennett, Evangelos Paraskevaidis
BACKGROUND: The mean age of women undergoing local treatment for pre-invasive cervical disease (cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia; CIN) or early cervical cancer (stage IA1) is around their 30s and similar to the age of women having their first child. Local cervical treatment has been correlated to adverse reproductive morbidity in a subsequent pregnancy, however, published studies and meta-analyses have reached contradictory conclusions. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of local cervical treatment for CIN and early cervical cancer on obstetric outcomes (after 24 weeks of gestation) and to correlate these to the cone depth and comparison group used...
November 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095430/excipient-exposure-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonates
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T O Akinmboni, N L Davis, A J Falck, C F Bearer, S M Mooney
OBJECTIVE: The excipients benzyl alcohol, propylene glycol and ethanol are present in medications used in the neonatal intensive care unit. Exposure to high levels can have adverse effects in a neonatal population. The objective was to quantify excipient exposure in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates and identify risk factors associated with greater exposure. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective record review of VLBW infants admitted over 1 year. Excipient exposures were calculated and multivariable regression analyses identified risk factors for increasing exposure...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082903/invasive-candidiasis-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-lagos-nigeria
#20
Beatrice Nkolika Ezenwa, Rita Okeoghene Oladele, Patricia Eyanya Akintan, Iretiola Bamikeolu Fajolu, Phillip Olayiwola Oshun, Oyinlola Omoniyi Oduyebo, Veronica Chinyere Ezeaka
BACKGROUND: Invasive candidiasis has been identified globally as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Systemic candidiasis presents like bacterial sepsis and can involve multiple organs. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of Candida infection in a NICU at a tertiary hospital in Nigeria and to identify its associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a retrospective descriptive study of all cases of culture-proven invasive Candida infection (ICI) in neonates admitted to the NICU over a 4-year period...
July 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
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