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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196885/hemoglobin-phase-of-oxygenation-and-deoxygenation-in-early-brain-development-measured-using-fnirs
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Hama Watanabe, Yoshihiko Shitara, Yoshinori Aoki, Takanobu Inoue, Shinya Tsuchida, Naoto Takahashi, Gentaro Taga
A crucial issue in neonatal medicine is the impact of preterm birth on the developmental trajectory of the brain. Although a growing number of studies have shown alterations in the structure and function of the brain in preterm-born infants, we propose a method to detect subtle differences in neurovascular and metabolic functions in neonates and infants. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to obtain time-averaged phase differences between spontaneous low-frequency (less than 0.1 Hz) oscillatory changes in oxygenated hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) and those in deoxygenated hemoglobin (deoxy-Hb)...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196546/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-depression-and-depression-related-healthcare-access-in-mothers-of-9-month-old-infants-in-the-republic-of-ireland
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S M Cruise, R Layte, M Stevenson, D O'Reilly
AIMS: Untreated maternal depression during the postpartum period can have a profound impact on the short- and long-term psychological and physical well-being of children. There is, therefore, an imperative for increased understanding of the determinants of depression and depression-related healthcare access during this period. METHODS: Respondents were 11 089 mothers of 9-month-old infants recruited to the Growing Up in Ireland study. Of this sample, 10 827 had complete data on all relevant variables...
February 15, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194615/how-we-manage-adenosine-deaminase-deficient-severe-combined-immune-deficiency-ada-scid
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Donald B Kohn, H Bobby Gaspar
Adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immune deficiency (ADA SCID) accounts for 10-15% of cases of human SCID. From what was once a uniformly fatal disease, the prognosis for infants with ADA SCID has improved greatly based on the development of multiple therapeutic options, coupled with more frequent early diagnosis due to implementation of newborn screening for SCID. We review the various treatment approaches for ADA SCID including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a human leukocyte antigen-matched sibling or family member or from a matched unrelated donor or a haplo-identical donor, autologous HSCT with gene correction of the hematopoietic stem cells (gene therapy-GT), and enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with polyethylene glycol-conjugated adenosine deaminase...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187004/didymin-an-orally-active-citrus-flavonoid-for-targeting-neuroblastoma
#4
REVIEW
Sharad S Singhal, Sulabh Singhal, Preeti Singhal, Jyotsana Singhal, David Horne, Sanjay Awasthi
Neuroblastoma, a rapidly growing yet treatment responsive cancer, is the third most common cancer of children and the most common solid tumor in infants. Unfortunately, neuroblastoma that has lost p53 function often has a highly treatment-resistant phenotype leading to tragic outcomes. In the context of neuroblastoma, the functions of p53 and MYCN (which is amplified in ~25% of neuroblastomas) are integrally linked because they are mutually transcriptionally regulated, and because they together regulate the catalytic activity of RNA polymerases...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183556/blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-with-epsilon-aminocaproic-acid-use-during-cranial-vault-reconstruction-surgery
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Mark E Thompson, Charles Saadeh, Phillip Watkins, Laszlo Nagy, Joshua Demke
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EACA) load of 50 mg∙kg(-1) before skin incision, and infusion of 25 mg∙kg(-1)∙h(-1) until skin closure during cranial vault reconstruction (CVR) were associated with decreased estimated blood loss and transfusion requirements. BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytic medications decrease bleeding and transfusion requirements during cardiothoracic and orthopedic surgeries with high blood loss, but practical reductions in blood loss and transfusion requirements have not been consistently realized in children undergoing CVR...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179596/nephron-wilms-tumor-1-wt1-and-synaptopodin-expression-in-developing-podocytes-of-mice
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Takashi Kato, Shinya Mizuno
Newborn mouse glomeruli are still immature with a morphological feature of an early capillary loop stage, but infant mice do not manifest proteinuria. Little is known about the molecular mechanism whereby infant mice are resistant to proteinuria. Nephrin and synaptopodin are crucial for slit diaphragm and foot process (FP) formation for avoiding proteinuria. Nephrin tyrosine phosphorylation means a transient biological signaling required for FP repair or extension during nephrotic disease. Using an immunohistochemical technique, we examined the natural course of nephrin, Wilms' tumor-1 (WT1) and synaptopodin at 16...
February 7, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179222/associations-of-maternal-macronutrient-intake-during-pregnancy-with-infant-bmi-peak-characteristics-and-childhood-bmi
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Ling-Wei Chen, Izzuddin M Aris, Jonathan Y Bernard, Mya-Thway Tint, Marjorelee Colega, Peter D Gluckman, Kok Hian Tan, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Yap-Seng Chong, Fabian Yap, Keith M Godfrey, Rob M van Dam, Mary Foong-Fong Chong, Yung Seng Lee
Background: Infant body mass index (BMI) peak characteristics and early childhood BMI are emerging markers of future obesity and cardiometabolic disease risk, but little is known about their maternal nutritional determinants.Objective: We investigated the associations of maternal macronutrient intake with infant BMI peak characteristics and childhood BMI in the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes study.Design: With the use of infant BMI data from birth to age 18 mo, infant BMI peak characteristics [age (in months) and magnitude (BMIpeak; in kg/m(2)) at peak and prepeak velocities] were derived from subject-specific BMI curves that were fitted with the use of mixed-effects model with a natural cubic spline function...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174572/functional-characterization-of-rhoptry-kinome-in-the-virulent-toxoplasma-gondii-rh-strain
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Jin-Lei Wang, Ting-Ting Li, Hany M Elsheikha, Kai Chen, Wei-Ning Zhu, Dong-Mei Yue, Xing-Quan Zhu, Si-Yang Huang
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligatory intracellular apicomplexan protozoan which can infect any warm-blooded animal and causes severe diseases in immunocompromised individuals or infants infected in utero. The survival and success of this parasite require that it colonizes the host cell, avoids host immune defenses, replicates within an appropriate niche, and exits the infected host cell to spread to neighboring non-infected cells. All of these processes depend on the parasite ability to synthesis and export secreted proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174391/-ventricular-assist-device
#9
Minoru Ono
In Japan the 1st paracorporeal ventricular assist device (VAD) was implanted in 1980. Since then, more than 2,000 VADs were used. Small size continuous-flow VAD (CFVAD) was developed in 1990s, which dramatically improved safety and efficacy of long-term support. EVAHEART and DuraHeart, both of which were developed in Japan, were approved for health insurance coverage in 2011, followed by approval of HeartMate II in 2013 and Jarvik 2000 in 2014. Although these approvals were limited for bridge to transplantation, CFVADs gained rapid acceptance for treatment of end-stage heart failure...
January 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168801/maternal-stress-during-pregnancy-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-children-during-the-first-two-years-of-life
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Kinga Polanska, Anna Krol, Dorota Merecz-Kot, Joanna Jurewicz, Teresa Makowiec-Dabrowska, Flavia Chiarotti, Gemma Calamandrei, Wojciech Hanke
AIM: A growing body of literature documents associations between maternal stress in pregnancy and child development, but findings across studies are often inconsistent. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between exposure to different kinds of prenatal stress and child psychomotor development. METHODS: The study population consisted of 372 mother-child pairs from Polish Mother and Child Cohort. The analysis was restricted to the women who worked at least 1 month during pregnancy period...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159208/the-importance-of-human-milk-for-immunity-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Erin D Lewis, Caroline Richard, Bodil M Larsen, Catherine J Field
The immune system of preterm infants is immature, placing them at increased risk for serious immune-related complications. Human milk provides a variety of immune protective and immune maturation factors that are beneficial to the preterm infant's poorly developed immune system. The most studied immune components in human milk include antimicrobial proteins, maternal leukocytes, immunoglobulins, cytokines and chemokines, oligosaccharides, gangliosides, nucleotides, and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids...
March 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157302/an-isomer-specific-approach-to-endocrine-disrupting-nonylphenol-in-infant-food
#12
Klaus Günther, Torsten Räcker, Roswitha Böhme
Nonylphenols (NPs) are persistent endocrine disruptors that are priority hazardous substances of the European Union Water Framework Directive. Their presence in the environment has caused growing concern regarding their impact on human health. Recent studies have shown that nonylphenol is ubiquitous in commercially available foodstuffs and is also present in human blood. The isomer distribution of 4-nonylphenol was analyzed by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry in 44 samples of infant food. Our study shows that the distribution of nonylphenol isomers is dependent on the foodstuff analyzed...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153777/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-in-infants-using-5-mm-instruments
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Henry J Paradise, Gene O Huang, Rodolfo A Elizondo Sáenz, Minki Baek, Chester J Koh
BACKGROUND: Utilization of the robotic approach to pyeloplasty continues to grow in the field of pediatric urology. Adoption in the infant population has perhaps been the slowest because of the limited operative domain and relatively large instruments. METHOD: In this video, we demonstrate key steps in performing an infant robotic pyeloplasty using the smallest instruments currently available for the da Vinci S and Si systems (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, California)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148230/specialist-antenatal-clinics-for-women-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-and-quantitative-research
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Reem Malouf, Maggie Redshaw
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Women with previous prenatal loss are at higher risk of preterm birth. A specialist antenatal clinic is considered as one approach to improve maternity and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of quantitative, qualitative and mixed method studies conducted on women at high risk of preterm birth (PTB). The review primary outcomes were to report on the specialist antenatal clinics effect in preventing or reducing preterm birth, perinatal mortality and morbidity and women's perceptions and experiences of a specialist clinic whether compared or not compared with standard antenatal care...
February 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131560/-eating-behavior-in-pediatric-obesity-of-the-advantages-of-combining-the-neurobiological-and-neuropsychological-approaches
#15
B Schoentgen, C Lancelot, D Le Gall
Obesity is currently considered a major public health concern, as shown by the growing number of people with excess weight, alarmingly in infants, and despite medical care. Many studies have underlined the reasons for medical care failure caused by an inability to sustain a resistant behavior towards palatable food (high sugar and fat content). Hence, previous research has highlighted connections between excessive eating behavior and the activity of neurotransmitters in brain areas involved in affective behavior and the reward circuit...
January 25, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130392/are-the-poverty-histories-of-neighbourhoods-associated-with-psychosocial-well-being-among-a-representative-sample-of-california-mothers-an-observational-study
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Katrina M Walsemann, Stephanie Child, Katherine Heck, Claire Margerison-Zilko, Paula Braveman, Kristen Marchi, Catherine Cubbin
BACKGROUND: We examine the association between the poverty histories of neighbourhoods and three indicators of psychosocial well-being-depressive symptoms, sense of control and number of stressors-in an observational study of mothers of young children in California. We also consider if length of residence in a neighbourhood moderates the association between neighbourhood poverty history and psychosocial well-being. METHODS: Data come from the Geographic Research on Well-being (GROW) Study, a subsample of mothers who completed the population-based California Maternal and Infant Health Assessment in 2003-2007 and were reinterviewed in 2012-2013...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118300/early-application-of-the-ponseti-casting-technique-for-clubfoot-correction-in-sick-infants-at-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#17
Ehud Lebel, Eliraz Weinberg, Tamar M Berenstein-Weyel, Ruben Bromiker
The treatment of congenital clubfoot has been changing rapidly since the mid-1990s with the worldwide use of the Ponseti method for serial casting and limited operative interventions. This method was first applied for isolated clubfeet and later on for other types of clubfoot (teratologic, residual, and neurogenic). Premature babies sustaining clubfoot commonly suffer from additional congenital and acquired medical problems. These may postpone clubfoot management until urgent issues are resolved. The current study describes early initiation of treatment of clubfoot in premature babies at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and their outcomes...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115577/change-in-birth-outcomes-among-infants-born-to-latina-mothers-after-a-major-immigration-raid
#18
Nicole L Novak, Arline T Geronimus, Aresha M Martinez-Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that immigration policy and enforcement adversely affect the well-being of Latino immigrants, but fewer studies examine 'spillover effects' on USA-born Latinos. Immigration enforcement is often diffuse, covert and difficult to measure. By contrast, the federal immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, in 2008 was, at the time, the largest single-site federal immigration raid in US history. METHODS: We employed a quasi-experimental design, examining ethnicity-specific patterns in birth outcomes before and after the Postville raid...
January 22, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111526/parenting-supports-for-early-vocabulary-development-specific-effects-of-sensitivity-and-stimulation-through-infancy
#19
Claire Vallotton, Ann Mastergeorge, Tricia Foster, Kalli B Decker, Catherine Ayoub
Growing recognition of disparities in early childhood language environments prompt examination of parent-child interactions which support vocabulary. Research links parental sensitivity and cognitive stimulation to child language, but has not explicitly contrasted their effects, nor examined how effects may change over time. We examined maternal sensitivity and stimulation throughout infancy using two observational methods - ratings of parents' interaction qualities, and coding of discrete parenting behaviors - to assess the relative importance of these qualities to child vocabulary over time, and determine whether mothers make related changes in response to children's development...
January 2017: Infancy: the Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109716/primary-mesenchymal-liver-tumors-of-childhood
#20
Omer Saeed, Romil Saxena
Primary mesenchymal tumors of the liver represent a significant proportion of liver tumors among neonates, infants and young children. They may be discovered incidentally or present with an alarmingly large, rapidly growing abdominal mass. One third of pediatric liver tumors are benign with hemangioma and mesenchymal hamartoma being the commonest in that order. Infantile hemangioendothelioma and mesenchymal hamartoma represent the commonest liver tumors among neonates and infants. Mesenchymal hamartoma may even present in utero...
December 23, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
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