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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099428/biomarkers-of-adiposity-are-elevated-in-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-infants-at-1-2-and-3-years-of-age
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Andrea F Duncan, Joshua A Frankfurt, Roy J Heyne, Charles R Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Preterm, very-low-birth-weight (PT-VLBW) neonates are at-risk for metabolic syndrome later in life. At 1-3yrs, they exhibit excessive weight-for-length z-scores (Wt-LZ) and elevated systolic blood pressures (SBP). Serum adipokines are biomarkers of adiposity, but expression in PT-VLBW infants is unclear. We examined the correlation between serum adipokine levels, anthropometric measures and SBP in PT-VLBW neonates at follow-up. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional cohort study of PT-VLBW infants at 1, 2 and 3yrs of age (40/cohort)...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086969/multicenter-neonatal-databases-trends-in-research-uses
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Liza M Creel, Sean Gregory, Catherine J McNeal, Madhava R Beeram, David R Krauss
BACKGROUND: In the US, approximately 12.7% of all live births are preterm, 8.2% of live births were low birth weight (LBW), and 1.5% are very low birth weight (VLBW). Although technological advances have improved mortality rates among preterm and LBW infants, improving overall rates of prematurity and LBW remains a national priority. Monitoring short- and long-term outcomes is critical for advancing medical treatment and minimizing morbidities associated with prematurity or LBW; however, studying these infants can be challenging...
January 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063717/half-life-of-plasma-phytosterols-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants-on-routine-parenteral-nutrition-with-vegetable-oil-based-lipid-emulsions
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Daniele Pupillo, Alessio Correani, Chiara Biagetti, Rita D'Ascenzo, Manuela Simonato, Giovanna Verlato, Paola Cogo, Marco B L Rocchi, Virgilio P Carnielli
BACKGROUND: Phytosterols in vegetable oil (VO)-based lipid emulsions (LE) likely contribute to parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC) in preterm infants. No characterization of plasma phytosterol half-lives has been done in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants receiving parenteral nutrition (PN) with LE. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, 45 VLBW preterm infants who received PN underwent serial blood sample measurements of sitosterol (SITO), campesterol (CAMP), and stigmasterol (STIGM)...
December 30, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052714/efficacy-and-safety-of-rectal-ibuprofen-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus-closure-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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Nihat Demir, Erdal Peker, İbrahim Ece, Ragıp Balahoroğlu, Oğuz Tuncer
BACKGROUND: To compare rectal ibuprofen with oral ibuprofen for closure of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: In a prospective, randomized study, 72 VLBW infants who had hsPDA received either rectal or oral ibuprofen. The plasma concentration of ibuprofen and renal functions were determined in both groups by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method and cystatin-C (cys-C), respectively...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052185/early-administration-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-preventing-chronic-lung-disease-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonates
#5
REVIEW
Vibhuti S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Michael Dunn
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease (CLD) remains a common complication among preterm infants. There is increasing evidence that inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of CLD. Due to their strong anti-inflammatory properties, corticosteroids are an attractive intervention strategy. However, there are growing concerns regarding short- and long-term effects of systemic corticosteroids. Theoretically, administration of inhaled corticosteroids may allow for beneficial effects on the pulmonary system with a lower risk of undesirable systemic side effects...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042972/a-conservative-treatment-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#6
J B Letshwiti, J Semberova, K Pichova, E M Dempsey, O M Franklin, J Miletin
BACKGROUND: Treatment of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in the preterm infant remains contentious. There are numerous options of the PDA management from early targeted treatment, late (symptomatic) treatment to no treatment at all. AIMS: To evaluate a three different PDA management approaches in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective observational time series study of three cohorts of VLBW infants born between 2004 and 2011...
December 30, 2016: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031078/autism-spectrum-traits-and-visual-processing-in-young-adults-with-very-low-birth-weight-the-helsinki-study-of-very-low-birth-weight-adults
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E Wolford, A-K Pesonen, K Heinonen, M Lahti, R Pyhälä, J Lahti, P Hovi, S Strang-Karlsson, J G Eriksson, S Andersson, A-L Järvenpää, E Kajantie, K Räikkönen
Visual processing problems may be one underlying factor for cognitive impairments related to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). We examined associations between ASD-traits (Autism-Spectrum Quotient) and visual processing performance (Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test; Block Design task of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III) in young adults (mean age=25.0, s.d.=2.1 years) born preterm at very low birth weight (VLBW; <1500 g) (n=101) or at term (n=104). A higher level of ASD-traits was associated with slower global visual processing speed among the preterm VLBW, but not among the term-born group (P<0...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001143/vital-signs-and-their-cross-correlation-in-sepsis-and-nec-a-study-of-1-065-very-low-birth-weight-infants-in-two-nicus
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Karen D Fairchild, Douglas E Lake, John Kattwinkel, J Randall Moorman, David A Bateman, Philip G Grieve, Joseph R Isler, Rakesh Sahni
BACKGROUND: Subtle changes in vital signs and their interactions occur in preterm infants prior to overt deterioration from late-onset septicemia (LOS) or necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Optimizing predictive algorithms may lead to earlier treatment. METHODS: For 1,065 very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants in two neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), mean, SD, and cross-correlation of respiratory rate, heart rate (HR), and oxygen saturation (SpO2) were analyzed hourly (131 infant-years' data)...
December 21, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999313/implementation-of-a-nutrition-program-reduced-post-discharge-growth-restriction-in-thai-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
#9
Suchada Japakasetr, Chutima Sirikulchayanonta, Umaporn Suthutvoravut, Busba Chindavijak, Masaharu Kagawa, Somjai Nokdee
Very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants are vulnerable to growth restriction after discharge due to cumulative protein and energy deficits during their hospital stay and early post-discharge period. The current study evaluated the effectiveness of the preterm infant, post-discharge nutrition (PIN) program to reduce post-discharge growth restriction in Thai VLBW preterm infants. A prospective, non-randomized interventional cohort study was undertaken to assess the growth of 22 VLBW preterm infants who received the PIN program and compared them with 22 VLBW preterm infants who received conventional nutrition services...
December 17, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990166/morbidity-and-mortality-in-preterm-infants-following-antacid-use-a-retrospective-audit
#10
Natasha Singh, Aparna Dhayade, Abdel-Latif Mohamed, Tejasvi Vasant Chaudhari
Background and Objectives. Antacids are often prescribed to preterm infants due to misdiagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux. This suppresses gastric acidity, a major defence mechanism against infection. This study aims to determine if ranitidine and omeprazole use in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates, <1500 grams, is associated with increased risk of late onset sepsis, necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), and mortality. Methods. Retrospective analysis was conducted on neonates, <1500 grams, born and admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Canberra Hospital during the period from January 2008 to December 2012...
2016: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941724/status-of-low-birth-weight-babies-in-mymensingh-medical-college-hospital
#11
M A Ali, T Latif, M N Islam, M A Hossain, H J Fakir, S A Haque, R H Khan, B Chowdhury
Low birth weight (LBW) is the major neonatal health problem in Bangladesh like other developing countries with limited resource. But only a few studies had done about status of LBW at hospital setting in this country. The objective of the study that to evaluate the status and immediate outcome of the LBW This cross sectional retrospective study was done in neonatal ward of Mymensingh medical college hospital. In this 1000 bedded tertiary care level teaching hospital only 40 cots and 10 open incubators are sanctioned but daily average admission in neonatal ward more than 30...
October 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888392/factors-associated-with-the-quality-of-life-of-mothers-of-preterm-infants-with-very-low-birth-weight-a-3-year-follow-up-study
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M R S Moura, C G A Araújo, M M Prado, H B M S Paro, R M C Pinto, V O S Abdallah, T M S Mendonça, C H M Silva
AIM: To analyze possible factors associated with the quality of life (QoL) of mothers of preterm infants with very low birth weight (VLBW) during the first 3 years after delivery. METHODS: The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)-bref scores were compared and correlated with maternal and infant-related sociodemographic and clinical variables at maternal discharge (T0) and at 6 (T1), 12 (T2), 24 (T3), and 36 (T4) months after delivery. Multiple linear regression models were fitted to investigate the effect of these variables on the mothers' QoL...
November 25, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882544/prospective-evaluation-of-the-ages-and-stages-questionnaire-3rd-edition-in-very-low-birthweight-infants
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Pratibha K Agarwal, Luming Shi, Lourdes M Daniel, Phey Hong Yang, Poh Choo Khoo, Bin Huey Quek, Qishi Zheng, Victor S Rajadurai
AIM: To evaluate the predictive and concurrent diagnostic agreement of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3rd Edition (ASQ-3) with the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development 3rd Edition (Bayley-III) in infants born preterm and very-low-birthweight (PT/VLBW; ≤1250g). METHOD: We evaluated 141 PT/VLBW infants (68 males, 73 females) born at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital between January 2010 and December 2011, to determine predictive and concurrent diagnostic agreement between the ASQ-3 at 9, 12, 18, and 24 months corrected age and Bayley-III at 24 months...
November 24, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834782/alarms-oxygen-saturations-and-spo2-averaging-time-in-the-nicu
#14
C McClure, S Young Jang, K Fairchild
BACKGROUND: Alarm overload is a significant concern in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Selecting a longer oxygen saturation (SpO2) averaging time will reduce the number of alarms but may mask fluctuations in oxygenation. OBJECTIVE: Characterize bedside monitor alarms in the NICU and estimate the impact of longer SpO2 averaging time and alarm delay. METHODS: All bedside monitor alarms were analyzed over a 12-month period in the University of Virginia NICU, using the default averaging time (8 seconds) and SpO2 alarm limits set at 88-95% for infants on supplemental oxygen...
2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825008/effect-of-supplemental-donor-human-milk-compared-with-preterm-formula-on-neurodevelopment-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants-at-18-months-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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COMMENT
Deborah L O'Connor, Sharyn Gibbins, Alex Kiss, Nicole Bando, Joan Brennan-Donnan, Eugene Ng, Douglas M Campbell, Simone Vaz, Christoph Fusch, Elizabeth Asztalos, Paige Church, Edmond Kelly, Linh Ly, Alan Daneman, Sharon Unger
Importance: For many very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants, there is insufficient mother's milk, and a supplement of pasteurized donor human milk or preterm formula is required. Awareness of the benefits of mother's milk has led to an increase in use of donor milk, despite limited data evaluating its efficacy. Objective: To determine if nutrient-enriched donor milk compared with formula, as a supplement to mother's milk, reduces neonatal morbidity, supports growth, and improves neurodevelopment in VLBW infants...
November 8, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819116/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-preterm-infants-a-meta-analysis
#16
Kai Duan, Jin Guo, Ping Lei
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and immunogenicity of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCVs) in preterm infants. METHODS: In accordance with the PRISM (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement (as of May 2015), a meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of PCVs in preterm infants. RESULTS: Ten thousand nine hundred sixty full-term infants and 2131 preterm infants with 344 preterm infants of <2500 g birth weight [low-birth weight (LBW)] were included, and all the subjects were immunized with either PCV-7, PCV-10 or PCV-13 in this random-effects meta-analysis...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818459/serial-investigation-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-a-very-low-birth-weight-infant-with-transient-late-onset-hyperglycemia
#17
Toshihiko Nakamura, Daisuke Hatanaka, Mari Nakamura, Michiko Kusakari, Hidehiro Takahashi, Takashi Kamohara
Transient late-onset hyperglycemia was detected in a very low birth weight (VLBW) infant (gestational age 28 weeks, birth weight 1,082 g) by routine point-of-care glucose monitoring. The infant had no clinical symptom. Serial continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) was conducted for 3 days at 31, 35, and 39 weeks' post conceptual age. The difference values between the maximum and minimum blood glucose levels during the interval from one enteral feeding to the next enteral feeding were 32.3±14.3 mg/dL, 47...
December 16, 2016: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816866/atrazine-and-nitrate-in-drinking-water-and-the-risk-of-preterm-delivery-and-low-birth-weight-in-four-midwestern-states
#18
Leslie Thomas Stayner, Kirsten Almberg, Rachael Jones, Judith Graber, Marie Pedersen, Mary Turyk
BACKGROUND: Atrazine and nitrate are common contaminants in water, and there is limited evidence that they are associated with adverse birth outcomes. The objective of this study was to examine whether atrazine and nitrate in water are associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery (PTD) and term low birth weight (LBW). METHODS: The study included a total of 134,258 singletons births born between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2008 from 46 counties in four Midwestern states with public water systems that were included in the U...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777705/post-discharge-formula-fortification-of-maternal-human-milk-of-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants-an-introduction-of-a-feeding-protocol-in-a-university-hospital
#19
Abeer El Sakka, Mohamed Sami El Shimi, Kareem Salama, Hend Fayez
The objective of this study is to determine the growth parameters and nutritional biochemical markers and complications of fortification of human milk by post discharge formula of preterm very low birth weight newborns (VLBW). Fifty preterm infants less than 37 weeks with weight less than 1500 g were enrolled in the study. They received parental nutrition and feeding according to our protocol. When enteral feeding reached 100 cc/kg/day, infants were randomized into two groups: group I, Cases, n=25, where post discharge formula (PDF) was used for fortification, group II, Controls, n=25 with no fortification...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756095/inguinal-hernia-development-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-case-control-study
#20
Sezin Unal, Dilek Ulubas Isik, Ahmet Yagmur Bas, Zehra Arslan, Nihal Demirel
Introduction The incidence and risk factors for inguinal hernia (IH) is not a thoroughly evaluated issue of preterms. Prematurity is the single most important risk factor. There exists no study in our country which reported the incidence of IH in preterms. The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence and time of diagnosis of IH in very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. Patients and Methods This retrospective case-control study was conducted in Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Women's Health Training and Research Hospital and included discharged VLBW infants with gestational age less than 32 weeks...
October 18, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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