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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619488/long-term-cognitive-outcome-of-very-low-birth-weight-saudi-preterm-infants-at-the-corrected-age-of-24-36-months
#1
Badr H Sobaih
To assess infants' cognitive function at the corrected age of 24-36 months, and to identify factors associated with adverse outcome and examine the correlation between Bayley Infants Neurodevelopmental Screener (BINS) score and Gesell Schedule of Child Development (GSCD). Methods: This retrospective study was performed on Saudi very low birth-weight (VLBW)  infants born   in King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 1997 and 2014 by the use of BINS as screening test and GSCD as definitive test...
April 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574049/pain-sensitivity-and-thermal-detection-thresholds-in-young-adults-born-preterm-with-very-low-birth-weight-or-small-for-gestational-age-at-term-compared-to-controls
#2
Johanne Marie Iversen, Martin Uglem, Marit Sæbø Indredavik, Pål Richard Romundstad, Kristian Bernhard Nilsen, Trond Sand, Marite Rygg
The objective of this prospective long-term follow-up study was to investigate whether somatosensory function is altered among young adults born preterm with very low birth weight (VLBW; ≤1500 grams) or small for gestational age (SGA; <10th percentile) at term. In a blinded quantitative sensory testing protocol, we determined thermal detection, thermal pain and pressure pain thresholds and the response to prolonged supra-threshold heat among 51 VLBW, 66 term SGA and 86 term-born controls (birth weight ≥10th percentile) at 28 years...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519674/temporal-spatial-reach-parameters-derived-from-inertial-sensors-correlate-to-neurodevelopment-in-toddlers-born-preterm
#3
Katelyn Cahill-Rowley, Jessica Rose
Temporal-spatial reach parameters are revealing of upper-limb function in children with motor impairments, but have not been quantified in a toddler population. This work quantitatively characterizes temporal-spatial reach in typically-developing (TD) and very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) preterm toddlers, who are at increased risk of motor impairment. 47 children born VLBW (<1500 g birth-weight; ≤32 weeks gestation) and 22 TD children completed a reaching assessment at 18-22 months of age, adjusted for prematurity...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503814/the-pathophysiology-of-low-systemic-blood-flow-in-the-preterm-infant
#4
REVIEW
Martin Kluckow
Assessment and treatment of the VLBW infant with cardiovascular impairment requires understanding of the underlying physiology of the infant in transition. The situation is dynamic with changes occurring in systemic blood pressure, pulmonary pressures, myocardial function, and ductal shunt in the first postnatal days. New insights into the role of umbilical cord clamping in the transitional circulation have been provided by large clinical trials of early versus later cord clamping and a series of basic science reports describing the physiology in an animal model...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490909/cost-effectiveness-of-supplemental-donor-milk-versus-formula-for-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#5
Susan Trang, John A F Zupancic, Sharon Unger, Alex Kiss, Nicole Bando, Sabrina Wong, Sharyn Gibbins, Deborah L O'Connor
OBJECTIVES: To determine the cost-effectiveness of supplemental donor human milk (DHM) versus preterm formula (PTF) for very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g) infants from a societal perspective to 18 months' corrected age. METHODS: This prospective cost-effectiveness analysis of 363 VLBW infants was conducted for a randomized control trial. Infants recruited from October 2010 to December 2012 were fed DHM or PTF whenever mother's milk was unavailable. Formal health care costs for initial hospitalization and readmissions were obtained from standardized cost-accounting systems and physician fees...
February 28, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487306/prediction-of-postnatal-growth-failure-among-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#6
Soon Min Lee, Namhyo Kim, Ran Namgung, Minsoo Park, Kookin Park, Jihyun Jeon
Postnatal growth failure (PGF) in preterm infants remains an important clinical issue. In this study, we analysed the incidence of PGF among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and evaluated the risk factors for PGF based on the data of 2799 VLBW infants obtained from the Korean Neonatal Network database from 2013 to 2014. PGF was defined as a decrease in weight Z score between birth and discharge of more than -1.28 using the Fenton growth charts. Risk factors were evaluated in relation to birth weight for gestational age, namely small (SGA) or appropriate (AGA) for gestational age, using propensity score matching used for between-group differences...
February 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478358/body-temperatures-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants-on-admission-to-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#7
Emily A O'Brien, Tarah T Colaizy, Jane E Brumbaugh, Gretchen A Cress, Karen J Johnson, Jonathan M Klein, Edward F Bell
OBJECTIVE: Hypothermia occurs frequently in the first minutes after birth in preterm infants. Hyperthermia also occurs, often as a consequence of efforts to provide thermal support. Both hypothermia and hyperthermia are potentially harmful. Our objective was to examine the distribution of admission temperatures of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, the effect of gestational age on admission temperatures, and the time required for correction of low temperatures. METHODS: Admission axillary temperatures were retrieved from the medical records for all VLBW infants born in our hospital during a 5-year period...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466290/different-risk-factors-for-very-low-birth-weight-term-small-for-gestational-age-or-preterm-birth-in-japan
#8
Naomi Tamura, Tomoyuki Hanaoka, Kumiko Ito, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Ito, Hisanori Minakami, Kazutoshi Cho, Toshiaki Endo, Kazuo Sengoku, Katsuhiko Ogasawara, Reiko Kishi
From 1985 to 2013, the mean birth weight of infants in Japan decreased from 3120 g to 3000 g, and the low-birth-weight rate among live births increased from 6.3% to 9.6%. No prospective study has elucidated the risk factors for poor fetal growth and preterm birth in recent Japanese parents, such as increased parental age, maternal body figure, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and socioeconomic status. Participants were mother-infant pairs ( n = 18,059) enrolled in a prospective birth cohort in Hokkaido, Japan from 2002 to 2013...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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
#9
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
#10
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
#12
REVIEW
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...
April 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
#13
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
#14
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)...
March 2018: 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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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)...
January 2018: 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
#20
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...
February 2018: Transfusion
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