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Intravenous fluids and neonates

Cinzia Auriti, Marco Falcone, Maria Paola Ronchetti, Bianca Maria Goffredo, Sara Cairoli, Rosamaria Crisafulli, Fiammetta Piersigilli, Tiziana Corsetti, Andrea Dotta, Manjunath P Pai
High doses of micafungin are advocated in neonates with systemic candidiasis but limited pharmacokinetic (PK) and safety data are available to support their use. Eighteen preterm neonates and infants with systemic candidiasis, 3 with meningitis, were treated for at least 14 days with 8 to 15 mg/kg/day of intravenous micafungin. Plasma concentrations (4 measurements) were determined after the third dose and cerebrospinal-fluid (CSF) concentrations were also obtained in three patients. Population PK analyses were used to identify the optimal model and further validated using external data (n=5)...
October 3, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Frank H Morriss, Julie B Lindower, Heather L Bartlett, Dianne L Atkins, Jean O Kim, Jonathan M Klein, Bradley A Ford
Objective We describe five neonates with enteroviral (EV) infection to demonstrate central nervous system (CNS) and cardiac complications and report successful treatment of myocarditis with immunoglobulin intravenous (IVIG) in two. Study Design Case series identified during three enteroviral seasons in one neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for EV in neonates suspected to have sepsis, but with sterile bacterial cultures...
July 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
Nicole Armbruster, Annalisa Lattanzi, Matthieu Jeavons, Laetitia Van Wittenberghe, Bernard Gjata, Thibaut Marais, Samia Martin, Alban Vignaud, Thomas Voit, Fulvio Mavilio, Martine Barkats, Ana Buj-Bello
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disease of variable severity caused by mutations in the SMN1 gene. Deficiency of the ubiquitous SMN function results in spinal cord α-motor neuron degeneration and proximal muscle weakness. Gene replacement therapy with recombinant adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors showed therapeutic efficacy in several animal models of SMA. Here, we report a study aimed at analyzing the efficacy and biodistribution of a serotype-9, self-complementary AAV vector expressing a codon-optimized human SMN1 coding sequence (coSMN1) under the control of the constitutive phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) promoter in neonatal SMNΔ7 mice, a severe animal model of the disease...
2016: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
Jung Sook Yeom, Ji Sook Park, Ji-Hyun Seo, Eun Sil Park, Jae-Young Lim, Chan-Hoo Park, Hyang-Ok Woo, Hee-Shang Youn, Ok Jeong Lee, Tae-Hee Han, Ju-Young Chung
We report a human parechovirus-3 (HPeV-3) infection in 2 neonates who had prolonged fever (>5 days) with palmar-plantar erythema. This distinctive rash was observed 4-5 days after fever onset, just before defervescence. Elevated aspartate aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, and ferritin levels were characteristic laboratory findings in the 2 cases, suggesting tissue damage caused by hypercytokinemia. Case 1 was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin, considering the possibility of severe systemic inflammatory responses...
July 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
Annie Janvier, Barbara Farlow, Keith J Barrington
Trisomy 13 and 18 are life-limiting conditions for which a palliative approach is frequently recommended. The objective of this study was to examine parental goals/decisions, the length of life of their child and factors associated with survival. Parents of children who lived with trisomy 13 or 18 that were part of English-speaking social networks were invited to participate in a questionnaire study. Participants answered questions about their hopes/goals, decisions regarding neonatal interventions, and the duration of their children's lives...
September 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
Joanne Perkins, Virginia Aguado-Lorenzo, Sara Arenas-Lopez
: The use of standard concentrations of intravenous infusions has been advocated by international organisations to increase intravenous medication safety in paediatric and neonatal critical care. However, there is no guidance on how to identify and implement these infusions leading to great interunit variability. OBJECTIVE: To identify the most appropriate clinical concentrations required by our paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) population with regard to accuracy of delivery and overall fluid allowance...
August 14, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
M Petrea Cober
To accommodate small fluid volumes, repackaging of intravenous fat emulsions (IVFEs) is frequently performed in institutions providing parenteral nutrition to neonates and smaller pediatric patients. However, some consider this an unsafe practice. Concerns for potential administration errors leading to an overdose of IVFEs are weighed against the potential for microbial contamination from the repackaging process. The clinician providing pediatric nutrition support should tailor repackaging practices to ensure patient safety and quality...
October 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Anusha Ponnampalam, Paula de Sousa, Will Carroll
There are ∼250 cases of neonatal bacterial meningitis each year in the UK. Clinical evaluation of signs and symptoms of meningitis is challenging, particularly, during the neonatal period. Although uncommon, it is recognised that bacterial meningitis can be present in a child with an apparently normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) initially.We report the case of a newborn baby girl who was admitted with concerns regarding 2 dusky episodes. She underwent blood tests, a lumbar puncture and was started on intravenous antibiotics...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Michael Sgro, Douglas M Campbell, Neil Gandhi
The case presented advocates for prolonged resuscitation, and aggressive rewarming in neonates with severe hypothermia (core temperature <32.0°C). The importance of rewarming has not been extensively studied in current guidelines, whereas the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is well established. This abandoned, severely hypothermic (found with temperature of 27.9°C) newborn had an excellent neurological outcome at two years of age with aggressive resuscitation and rewarming techniques initiated at the time of presentation...
May 2016: Paediatrics & Child Health
Tugce Tural Kara, Tugba Erat, Halil Ozdemir, Aysun Yahsi, Suat Fitoz, Ergin Ciftci, Erdal Ince
Calcaneus osteomyelitis is a rare infection in newborns. Invasive procedures, prematurity and low birth wight are some causative factors. The clinical signs may be mild. We report a neonate with calcaneous osteomyelitis which was secondary to a Guthrie test sample. She was admitted to hospital with swelling, redness and increased temperature on her heel. Superficial tissue ultrasound showed fluid collection with heavy content was observed on the posterior of the right foot. Puncture and drainage was performed and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from the drainage culture...
August 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Tinisha M Lambeth, Mario A Rojas, Amy P Holmes, Robin B Dail
BACKGROUND: Very low birth-weight (<1500 g) infants are vulnerable to their environment during the first hour after birth. We designed an evidence-based golden hour protocol (GHP) with a goal to stabilize and perform admission procedures within 1 hour of birth at a level IIIB neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). PURPOSE: The aim of this quality improvement project was to ascertain whether an evidence-based GHP would improve care efficiency and short-term outcomes...
August 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Subhash Chettri, B Vishnu Bhat, B Adhisivam
In developing countries, meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates. The concepts of pathophysiology and management of meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) and meconium aspiration syndrome have undergone tremendous change in recent years. Routine intranatal and postnatal endotracheal suctioning of meconium in vigorous infants is no longer recommended. Recent studies have challenged its role even in non-vigorous infants. Supportive therapy like oxygen supplementation, mechanical ventilation and intravenous fluids are the cornerstone in the management of meconium aspiration syndrome...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Alok Raina, Aakash Pandita, Rekha Harish, Monika Yachha, Ashu Jamwal
AIM: Perinatal asphyxia is a common neonatal problem and contributes significantly to neonatal morbidity and mortality. This study was designed to determine whether theophylline could prevent or ameliorate renal dysfunction in term neonates with perinatal asphyxia. METHODS: We randomised 159 severely asphyxiated term newborns to receive a single dose of 5 mg/kg intravenous theophylline (n = 78) or a placebo (n = 81) during the first hour of life. The infant's 24-hour fluid intake, urine volume, serum creatinine, creatinine clearance and sodium excretion were recorded during days one, three and five of life, starting 12 hours after the theophylline or placebo infusion...
October 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Rupsa C Boelig, Samantha J Barton, Gabriele Saccone, Anthony J Kelly, Steve J Edwards, Vincenzo Berghella
BACKGROUND: Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy affecting 0.3% to 1.0% of pregnancies, and is one of the most common indications for hospitalization during pregnancy. While a previous Cochrane review examined interventions for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, there has not yet been a review examining the interventions for the more severe condition of hyperemesis gravidarum. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety, of all interventions for hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy up to 20 weeks' gestation...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Nata Pratama Hardjo Lugito, Cucunawangsih, Andree Kurniawan
Sphingomonas paucimobilis is a yellow-pigmented, glucose nonfermenting, aerobic, Gram negative bacillus of low pathogenicity. This organism was found in the implantation of indwelling catheters, sterile intravenous fluid, or contaminated hospital environment such as tap and distilled water, nebulizer, ventilator, and hemodialysis device. A 55-year-old female was hospitalized for diabetic foot ulcer in the presence of multiple comorbidities: diabetes mellitus, colonic tuberculosis, end-stage renal disease, and indwelling catheters for central venous catheter and hemodialysis...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Michael D Staudt, Daniel Etarsky, Adrianna Ranger
BACKGROUND: Cephalohematomas are relatively common sub-periosteal collections of blood that tend to resolve spontaneously without treatment. Rarely, they become infected and can be associated with underlying osteomyelitis, meningitis, or sepsis. Common pathogens include Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus species. ILLUSTRATIVE CASE: This report describes the first case of a neonate developing an infected right parietal cephalohematoma and underlying osteomyelitis caused by Morganella morganii, which was cultured in blood and cephalohematoma aspirate...
August 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Monika Lachowska, Krzysztof Lachowski, Barbara Królak-Olejnik
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneously inserted central venous catheters (epicutaneo-cava-catheter - ECC) are widely used in neonatal intensive care, facilitating the parenteral nutrition and the treatment of critically ill newborns. This invasive procedure is regarded as safe and associated with low complication rate. Possible life-threatening complications may result from malpositioning of ECC. Paraspinal misplacement of ECC is one of the most serious complications. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors report a case of misplacement of ECC inserted via left saphenous vein for intravenous feeding...
2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Megan Doty, Christine Wade, Julie Farr, Vanessa Celleri Gomezcoello, Gregory Martin, Tala Nasr
Objective The aim of this study was to determine whether very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants who had feedings withheld during all blood transfusions had a lower incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) compared with infants who were fed during transfusions. Study Design A retrospective chart review over a 3-year period in a level-3 neonatal intensive care unit was conducted. A total of 108 inborn VLBW infants (weight range: 500-1,500 g) who had received a transfusion before 36 weeks were reviewed. Diagnosis of NEC (≥ Bell stage II), demographics, feeds, transfusions, outcomes, and variables associated with NEC were collected...
July 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
Jessica Rankin, Vincent J Wang, Fariba Goodarzian, Hollie A Lai
IMPORTANCE: Neonatal and infant lumbar puncture is a commonly performed procedure in emergency departments, yet traumatic and unsuccessful lumbar punctures occur 30% to 50% of the time. Dehydration may be a risk factor for unsuccessful lumbar punctures, but to our knowledge, no studies have investigated the use of intravenous (IV) fluid bolus prior to lumbar puncture. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of IV fluid bolus administration with the sonographic measure of the neonatal and infant lumbar subarachnoid space...
March 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
José M Martínez de Zabarte Fernández, Sara Laliena Aznar, Elena Corella Aznar, Laura Cuadrado Piqueras, María J Oliván del Cacho, Raquel Pinillos Pisón
Therapeutic hypothermia is the current standard treatment in newborns with moderate to severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, changing the outcome of these children. It is considered a safe technique with almost no side effects. A possible adverse side event is subcutaneous fat necrosis, which is an acute self-limiting panniculitis that develops during the first weeks of life. We report a case of a newborn at term suffering hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy with a generalized multiform erythematous rash and firm and indurated plaques over the back, buttocks and extremities on his 12th day of life after being treated with therapeutic hypothermia...
February 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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