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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415590/the%C3%A2-mortality-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants-the-benefit-and%C3%A2-relative-impact-of-changes-in-population-and-therapeutic-variables
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Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Valentina Boyko, Liat Lerner-Geva, Cathy Hammerman, Misgav Rottenstreich, Arnon Samueloff, Michael S Schimmel, Brian Reichman
OBJECTIVE: Very low birth weight (VLBW, ≤ 1500 g) infants' mortality rates have decreased markedly. We aimed to quantify the relative contribution of changes in the distribution of population characteristics and changes in specific mortality rates on the decline in mortality rates of VLBW infants. STUDY DESIGN: A population-based observational study of the Israel national VLBW infant database. The study population comprised singleton VLBW infants of 24-32 weeks' gestation born during the epochs 1995-2000 (n = 3728) and 2006-2010 (n = 3246)...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381407/premature-birth-and-circadian-preference-in-young-adulthood-evidence-from-two-birth-cohorts
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Johan Björkqvist, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Liisa Kuula, Hanna-Maria Matinolli, Aulikki Lano, Marika Sipola-Leppänen, Marjaana Tikanmäki, Dieter Wolke, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Johan G Eriksson, Sture Andersson, Marja Vääräsmäki, Kati Heinonen, Katri Räikkönen, Petteri Hovi, Eero Kajantie
A preference for eveningness (being a "night owl") and preterm birth (<37 weeks of gestation) are associated with similar adversities, such as elevated blood pressure, impaired glucose regulation, poorer physical fitness, and lower mood. Yet, it remains unclear if and how preterm birth is associated with circadian preference. The aim of this study was to assess this association across the whole gestation range, using both objective and subjective measurements of circadian preference. Circadian preference was measured among 594 young adults (mean age 24...
January 30, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381011/inflammasome-function-in-monocyte-subsets-and-a-risk-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-neonates
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Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Ola Czyz, Nina Mól, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
BACKGROUND: Immature immune systems predispose very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates to systemic infections in early life. Defective inflammasome function may increase a neonate's susceptibility to late-onset sepsis (LOS). METHODS: Blood samples were taken on the 5th day of life (DOL) for all VLBW neonates (non-LOS and before-LOS groups; n=76), and within 24 hours of sepsis onset (LOS group; n=39). Monocyte (MO) subsets and intracellular interleukin-1β (IL-1β) expression were analysed using flow cytometry...
January 29, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350401/neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-very-preterm-and-very-low-birthweight-infants-born-over-the-past-decade-a-meta-analytic-review
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Aurelie Pascal, Paul Govaert, Ann Oostra, Gunnar Naulaers, Els Ortibus, Christine Van den Broeck
AIM: The purpose of this systematic review was to provide an up-to-date global overview of the separate prevalences of motor and cognitive delays and cerebral palsy (CP) in very preterm (VPT) and very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infants. METHOD: A comprehensive search was conducted across four databases. Cohort studies reporting the prevalence of CP and motor or cognitive outcome from 18 months corrected age until 6 years of VPT or VLBW infants born after 2006 were included...
January 19, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325421/effects-of-underwater-bubble-cpap-on-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-newborns-in-the-delivery-room-and-after-transport-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Vera Lucia Barros Abelenda, Tania Cristina Oliveira Valente, Cirlene Lima Marinho, Agnaldo José Lopes
The development of less invasive ventilatory strategies in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) preterm newborns has been a growing concern in recent decades. This study aimed to measure differences in the clinical progression of preterm newborns using two distinct periods in a university hospital: before and after using underwater bubble continuous positive airway pressure (ubCPAP). This is a retrospective study of VLBW preterm newborns with gestational ages less than or equal to 32 weeks admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289790/effect-of-early-nutritional-intake-on-long-term-growth-and-bone-mineralization-of-former-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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V Christmann, M E van der Putten, L Rodwell, K Steiner, M Gotthardt, J B van Goudoever, A F J van Heijst
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are at risk for impaired bone mineralization and growth in length later in life due to inadequate nutritional intake in the early postnatal period. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether increased nutritional supplementation of calcium, phosphate and protein in Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) infants during the first 14days after birth was associated with improvement in length and bone development until 9-10years of age. DESIGN: Observational follow-up study of VLBW infants (birth weight<1500g or gestational age<32weeks) born in two consecutive years (eligible infants: 2004 n: 63 and 2005: n: 66)...
December 28, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282354/using-polyethylene-plastic-bag-to-prevent-moderate-hypothermia-during-transport-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-randomized-trial
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Xiao-Jing Hu, Li Wang, Ru-Yi Zheng, Tian-Chan Lv, Yu-Xia Zhang, Yun Cao, Guo-Ying Huang
OBJECTIVE: Hypothermia remains a significant problem among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The use of occlusive polyethylene plastic bags immediately after birth has been proven to be effective for preterm infants to reduce hypothermia. This study aims to determine whether placing VLBW infants in plastic bags during transport reduces hypothermia. STUDY DESIGN: Study infants were randomly assigned to a standard thermoregulation protocol or to a standard thermoregulation protocol with placement of the torso and lower extremities inside a polyethylene plastic bag during transport...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282094/nasal-high-flow-therapy-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-with-mild-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-single-center-experience
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Antonio Di Mauro, Manuela Capozza, Sergio Cotugno, Silvio Tafuri, Francesco Paolo Bianchi, Federico Schettini, Raffaella Panza, Nicola Laforgia
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary disorders and respiratory failure represent one of the most common morbidities of preterm newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The use of nasal high-flow therapy (nHFT) has been more recently introduced into the NICUs as a non-invasive respiratory (NIV) support. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to evaluate safety and effectiveness of nHFT as primary support for infants born < 29 weeks of gestation and/or VLBW presenting with mild Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)...
December 28, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214783/effective-tidal-volume-for-normocapnia-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-using-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation
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Seul Mi Lee, Ran Namgung, Ho Sun Eun, Soon Min Lee, Min Soo Park, Kook In Park
PURPOSE: Removal of CO₂ is much efficient during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) for preterm infants. However, an optimal carbon dioxide diffusion coefficient (DCO₂) and tidal volume (VT) have not yet been established due to much individual variance. This study aimed to analyze DCO₂ values, VT, and minute volume in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants using HFOV and correlates with plasma CO₂ (pCO₂). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Daily respiratory mechanics and ventilator settings from twenty VLBW infants and their two hundred seventeen results of blood gas analysis were collected...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198543/exposure-to-gastric-acid-inhibitors-increases-the-risk-of-infection-in-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-infants-but-concomitant-administration-of-lactoferrin-counteracts-this-effect
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Paolo Manzoni, Ruben García Sánchez, Michael Meyer, Ilaria Stolfi, Lorenza Pugni, Hubert Messner, Silvia Cattani, Pasqua Maria Betta, Luigi Memo, Lidia Decembrino, Lina Bollani, Matteo Rinaldi, Maria Fioretti, Michele Quercia, Milena Maule, Elena Tavella, Alessandro Mussa, Chryssoula Tzialla, Nicola Laforgia, Fabio Mosca, Rosario Magaldi, Michael Mostert, Daniele Farina
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether exposure to inhibitors of gastric acidity, such as H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors, can independently increase the risk of infections in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of prospectively collected data from a multicenter, randomized controlled trial of bovine lactoferrin (BLF) supplementation (with or without the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG) vs placebo in prevention of late-onset sepsis (LOS) and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197251/-the-next-generation-long-term-reproductive-outcome-of-adults-born-at-a-very-low-birth-weight
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Lior Drukker, Ziona Haklai, Mor Ben-Yair Schlesinger, Maayan Bas-Lando, Ethel Sherry Gordon, Arnon Samueloff, Michael S Schimmel, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth at very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500g) has a multitude of consequences that extend to various aspects of adult life. Little is known about the long-term reproductive outcome of VLBW that survive to adulthood. AIMS: To evaluate the reproductive outcome of VLBW infants who survive to adulthood (next-generation). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SUBJECTS: Infants born at a single tertiary center between the years 1982-1997 who survived to 18years of age (first-generation)...
November 29, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193118/in-premature-infants-there-is-no-decrease-in-24-hour-posttransfusion-allogeneic-red-blood-cell-recovery-after-42-days-of-storage
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Demet Nalbant, José A Cancelas, Donald M Mock, Svetlana V Kyosseva, Robert L Schmidt, Gretchen A Cress, M Bridget Zimmerman, Ronald G Strauss, John A Widness
BACKGROUND: Critically ill preterm very-low-birthweight (VLBW) neonates (birthweight ≤ 1.5 kg) frequently develop anemia that is treated with red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Although RBCs transfused to adults demonstrate progressive decreases in posttransfusion 24-hour RBC recovery (PTR24 ) during storage-to a mean of approximately 85% of the Food and Drug Administration-allowed 42-day storage-limited data in infants indicate no decrease in PTR24 with storage. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We hypothesized that PTR24 of allogeneic RBCs transfused to anemic VLBW newborns: 1) will be greater than PTR24 of autologous RBCs transfused into healthy adults and 2) will not decrease with increasing storage duration...
November 29, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191480/preterm-birth-leads-to-hyper-reactive-cognitive-control-processing-and-poor-white-matter-organization-in-adulthood
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Alexander Olsen, Emily L Dennis, Kari Anne I Evensen, Ingrid Marie Husby Hollund, Gro C C Løhaugen, Paul M Thompson, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Live Eikenes, Asta K Håberg
Individuals born preterm with very low birth weight (VLBW; birth weight ≤ 1500 g) are at high risk for perinatal brain injuries and deviant brain development, leading to increased chances of later cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems. Here we investigated the neuronal underpinnings of both reactive and proactive cognitive control processes in adults with VLBW. We included 32 adults born preterm with VLBW (before 37th week of gestation) and 32 term-born controls (birth weight ≥10th percentile for gestational age) between 22 and 24 years of age that have been followed prospectively since birth...
November 27, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186804/neonatal-nutrition-predicts-energy-balance-in-young-adults-born-preterm-at-very-low-birth-weight
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Epidemiological studies and animal models suggest that early postnatal nutrition and growth can influence adult health. However, few human studies have objective recordings of early nutrient intake. We studied whether nutrient intake and growth during the first 9 weeks after preterm birth with very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g) predict total energy intake, resting energy expenditure (REE), physical activity and food preferences in young adulthood. We collected daily nutritional intakes and weights during the initial hospital stay from hospital records for 127 unimpaired VLBW participants...
November 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186633/family-centered-care-improved-neonatal-medical-and-neurobehavioral-outcomes-in-preterm-infants-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yen-Ting Yu, Wu-Shiun Hsieh, Chyong-Hsin Hsu, Yuh-Jyh Lin, Chyi-Her Lin, Shulan Hsieh, Lu Lu, Rong-Ju Cherng, Ying-Ju Chang, Pi-Chuan Fan, Nai-Jia Yao, Wei J Chen, Suh-Fang Jeng
Background: Family-centered care for preterm infants in Western societies has yielded short- to medium-term benefits. However, the intervention effects have rarely been validated in Eastern societies. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine whether a family-centered intervention program (FCIP) could improve the short-term medical and neurobehavioral outcomes in preterm infants with very low birth weight (VLBW; a birth weight of <1,500 g) in Taiwan over the outcomes seen with a usual care program (UCP)...
December 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159041/white-matter-alterations-and-their-associations-with-motor-function-in-young-adults-born-preterm-with-very-low-birth-weight
#16
Ingrid Marie Husby Hollund, Alexander Olsen, Jon Skranes, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Asta K Håberg, Live Eikenes, Kari Anne I Evensen
Very low birth weight (VLBW: ≤ 1500 g) individuals have an increased risk of white matter alterations and neurodevelopmental problems, including fine and gross motor problems. In this hospital-based follow-up study, the main aim was to examine white matter microstructure and its relationship to fine and gross motor function in 31 VLBW young adults without cerebral palsy compared with 31 term-born controls, at mean age 22.6 ± 0.7 years. The participants were examined with tests of fine and gross motor function (Trail Making Test-5: TMT-5, Grooved Pegboard, Triangle from Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2: MABC-2 and High-level Mobility Assessment Tool: HiMAT) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152325/changes-of-intestinal-microbiota-composition-and-diversity-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-related-to-strategies-of-nec-prophylaxis-protocol-for-an-observational-multicentre-pilot-study
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Stefan Kurath-Koller, Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Gregor Gorkiewicz, Raimund Kraschl, Claudia Kanduth, Barbara Hopfer, Berndt Urlesberger, Bernhard Resch
Background: At the Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Medical University Graz, a unique regimen of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) prophylaxis in preterm infants showing a < 1500 g birth weight (i.e. very low birth weight, VLBW) is used. The regimen includes oral antibiotic and antifungal therapy and probiotic preparations as well as a standardised feeding regimen. The incidence of NEC in preterm infants treated by this regimen has been shown to be lower, reflecting 0...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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/29132165/ivh-in-vlbw-preterm-babies-therapy-with-recombinant-activated-f-vii
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Matthias Knüpfer, Jenny Ritter, Ferdinand Pulzer, Corinna Gebauer, Nadine Wolf, Anett Bläser, Jens Dreyhaupt, Ulrich Thome
Backround Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) remains a dangerous and frequent complication in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Activated factor VII (aFVII) activates the coagulation cascade and is a potential tool for stopping active bleeding, including limiting the extent of an IVH. This retrospective treatment observation compared data for infants with IVH progression treated with fresh frozen plasma (FFP) alone or with a combination of FFP and aFVII. Methods/Intervention All infants were subject to cranial ultrasonography at least twice daily...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131125/splanchnic-cerebral-oxygenation-ratio-decreases-during-enteral-feedings-in-anemic-preterm-infants-observations-under-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Katherine Braski, Kimberlee Weaver-Lewis, Manndi Loertscher, Qian Ding, Xiaoming Sheng, Mariana Baserga
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in premature infants. Due to risks with red blood cell transfusions, many anemic infants are not transfused. The implications of this pathophysiologic status, especially at times of increased metabolic demand (enteral feedings), is not well understood. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows for the noninvasive determination of regional oxygen saturations (rSO2) in tissues such as the brain and mesentery, giving insight into their oxygen sufficiency. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that during enteral feedings very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with a hematocrit ≤28% will experience a decrease in splanchnic rSO2 and splanchnic-cerebral oxygenation ratio (SCOR)...
2018: Neonatology
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