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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683522/magnifying-lenses-to-aid-umbilical-catheter-insertion
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Aisling M O'Riordan, Oksana Kozdoba, John Fa Murphy, Lisa K McCarthy
Umbilical venous and arterial catheters are frequently inserted into critically ill and preterm newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to administer fluids, drugs and parenteral nutrition; to monitor blood pressure; and for blood sampling(1). Successful catheterisation can be difficult and failure is common because the vessels are small, they are mobile, slippery and easily traumatised. Repeated probing and failure to adequately dilate the opening can cause a false passage adjacent to the vessel that is difficult to correct(2)...
April 23, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682374/delayed-appearance-of-a-traumatic-fetal-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Kelly Yamasato, Nicole Kurata, Dena Towner
Background: Fetal intracranial injury is a potentially devastating sequelae of maternal trauma, but there is little guidance regarding fetal evaluation in this setting. Case: A 23-year-old woman at 27-week gestation was admitted after a high-speed motor vehicle accident. The initial obstetrical ultrasound was unremarkable, but persistently minimal fetal heart rate variability was observed. Ultrasound on day 3 after the accident showed an intracranial hyperechogenic lesion and subdural fluid collection...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682014/neurosurgical-interventions-for-occipital-encephalocele
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Lal Rehman, Ghulam Farooq, Irum Bukhari
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to find the outcome of repair and resection of the occipital encephalocele. Study Design: Case series. Materials and Methods: The clinical data of fifty consecutive occipital encephalocele patients were retrieved from medical records including operative notes, postoperative follow-up visits, and postsurgical complications were noted for analysis from November 2009 to November 2013 at the Department of Neurosurgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678013/implementation-of-a-new-traceability-process-for-breast-milk-feeding
#4
Mariana Y Daus, Thelma G Maydana, Daniel A Rizzato Lede, Daniel R Luna
Many newborns at the neonatal intensive care unit are unable to feed themselves, and receive human milk through enteric nutrition devices such as orogastric or nasogastric probes. The mothers extract their milk, and the nursing staff is responsible for the fractionation, storage and administration when prescribed by physicians. It is very important to remind that it is a bodily fluid that carries the risk of disease transmission if misused. Health information technologies can enhance patient safety by avoiding preventable adverse events...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677005/maged2-a-novel-form-of-antenatal-bartter-s-syndrome
#5
Martin Kömhoff, Kamel Laghmani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antenatal Bartter's syndrome (aBS) is the most severe form of Bartter's syndrome, requiring close follow-up, in particular during the neonatal period, primarily because of prematurity. The recent identification of a novel and very severe form of aBS merits an update on this topic. RECENT FINDING: Despite the identification of several genes involved in Bartter's syndrome, about 20% of patients clinically diagnosed with aBS remained without genetic explanation for decades...
April 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666144/sporadic-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-sals-skeletal-muscle-response-to-cerebrospinal-fluid-from-sals-patients-in-a-rat-model
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Shruthi Shanmukha, Gayathri Narayanappa, Atchayaram Nalini, Phalguni Anand Alladi, Trichur R Raju
Skeletal muscle atrophy is the most prominent feature of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an adult-onset neurodegenerative disease of motor neurons. However, the contribution of skeletal muscle to disease progression remains elusive. Our previous studies have shown that intrathecal injection of cerebrospinal fluid from sporadic ALS patients (ALS-CSF) induces several degenerative changes in motor neurons and glia of neonatal rats. Here, we describe various pathologic events in the rat extensor digitorum longus muscle following intrathecal injection of ALS-CSF...
April 16, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663900/congenital-toxoplasmosis-in-tunisia-prenatal-and-neonatal-diagnosis-and-postnatal-follow-up-of-35-cases
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Boudaouara Yosr, Aoun Karim, Maatoug Rania, Souissi Olfa, Bouratbine Aïda, Ben Abdallah Rym
Congenital toxoplasmosis (CT) results from transplacental passage of Toxoplasma gondii to the fetus during acute maternal infection. Our study aims to report clinical and biological patterns of 35 cases of CT diagnosed at the department of the Parasitology of the Pasteur Institute of Tunis and to access the performance of prenatal and early postnatal diagnosis techniques. Serological screening of maternal infection was performed by Immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgG detection and IgG avidity determination. Prenatal diagnosis was based on both Toxoplasma DNA detection in the amniotic fluid and monthly ultrasound examinations...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661576/treatment-of-experimental-necrotizing-enterocolitis-with-stem-cell-derived-exosomes
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Christopher J McCulloh, Jacob K Olson, Yijie Wang, Yu Zhou, Natalie Huibregtse Tengberg, Shivani Deshpande, Gail E Besner
PURPOSE: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains a devastating disease in premature infants. We previously showed that four stem cell (SC) types equivalently improve experimental NEC. Exosomes are intercellular nanovesicles containing RNA, miRNA, DNA, and protein. Because SC therapy faces challenges, our aim was to determine if the beneficial effects of SC are achievable with cell-free exosomes. METHODS: Exosomes from four SC types were compared: (1) amniotic fluid-derived mesenchymal SC (AF-MSC); (2) bone marrow-derived MSC (BM-MSC); (3) amniotic fluid-derived neural SC (AF-NSC); and (4) neonatal enteric NSC (E-NSC)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661198/adverse-effects-of-maternal-enterovirus-infection-on-the-pregnancy-outcome-a-prospective-and-retrospective-pilot-study
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Z Khediri, C Vauloup-Fellous, A Benachi, J M Ayoubi, L Mandelbrot, O Picone
BACKGROUND: Enteroviruses account for about one billion infections worldwide each year, the majority remain asymptomatic. Data on enterovirus infections during pregnancy appear to be very rare. Several cases have been reported in the literature of fetal and neonatal complications attributed to these viruses, but prospective data on these infections during pregnancy are not available. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of enterovirus infections in febrile syndromes in pregnant women, and in case of in utero fetal death (IUFD)...
April 16, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660299/infection-induced-thrombin-production-a-potential-novel-mechanism-for-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom
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Liping Feng, Terrence K Allen, William P Marinello, Amy P Murtha
BACKGROUND: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a leading contributor to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Epidemiologic and experimental studies have demonstrated that thrombin causes fetal membrane weakening and subsequently PPROM. Although blood is suspected as the likely source of thrombin in fetal membranes and amniotic fluid of patients with PPROM, this has not been proven. Ureaplasma Parvum (U. parvum) is emerging as a pathogen involved in prematurity, including PPROM, but until now, prothrombin production directly induced by bacteria in fetal membranes has not been described...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658476/-microbiota-establishment-an-in-utero-colonization-decisive-for-future-health
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Rémi Gschwind, Thierry Fournier, Marie-José Butel, Sandra Wydau-Dematteis
Some diseases seem to have a developmental origin. Today, the microbiota is recognized as a determinant in health and diseases and one important step is its establishment in the neonate. Some variations in its composition including an imbalance (also called dysbiosis) have been associated to several pathologies. Recent studies suggest a bacterial colonization in the non-pregnant uterus, in the amniotic fluid and in the placenta, which were previously thought sterile. So, during deve-lopmental phases, the fetus could have encounter bacteria in utero...
April 2018: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644040/a-rare-case-of-a-lingual-mass-in-a-neonate
#12
Laura Leach, Nico Jonas
A large lingual cyst was noted on the 22-week antenatal ultrasound, which grew in proportion to the foetus on serial imaging. An elective c-section was performed in view of possible airway obstruction, and the neonate initially required oxygen to maintain saturations. Aged 1 month, the baby developed significant breastfeeding difficulties secondary to rapid cyst and secondary tongue enlargement, completely filling the oral cavity. Fifteen millilitres of fluid were aspirated in clinic, resulting in reduction of tongue size and immediate improvement in feeding...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643883/comparison-of-volume-and-frequency-advancement-feeding-protocols-in-very-low-birth-weight-neonates
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Afaq Hussain, Abdur Rehman, Nazia Fatima
Objective: To determine the outcomes in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates receiving volume advancement versus frequency advancement feeding protocols. Methods: This controlled clinical trial was conducted in Children Hospital Multan within duration of 6 months from February 2017 to August 2017. VLBW neonates having weight < 1500 g at the time of birth were included. The protocol for frequency advancement (FA) group was to give 1 ml/kg human or pre-formula milk after every 8 hours and in volume advancement (VA) group after every 3 hours initially...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642927/streptococcus-bovis-unusual-etiology-of-meningitis-in-a-neonate-with-down-syndrome-a-case-report
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Sachith Mettananda, Phirarthana Kamalanathan, K Dhananja Namalie
BACKGROUND: Common etiological agents of neonatal meningitis include group B Streptococcus, Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. Here we report a rare pathogen - Streptococcus bovis - causing meningitis in a premature neonate with Down syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 26-day-old Asian male neonate with Down syndrome presented with a history of high-grade fever, poor sucking, poor cry, and reduced activity. On admission, he was febrile and had features of circulatory collapse...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629694/effect-of-gastric-lavage-on-meconium-aspiration-syndrome-and-feed-intolerance-in-vigorous-infants-born-with-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid-a-randomized-control-trial
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Shrishail Gidaganti, M M A Faridi, Manish Narang, Prerna Batra
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of meconium aspiration syndrome and feed intolerance in infants born through meconium stained amniotic fluid with or without gastric lavage performed at birth. SETTING: Neonatal unit of a teaching hospital in New Delhi, India. DESIGN: Parallel group unmasked randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 700 vigorous infants of gestational age ≥34 weeks from through meconium stained amniotic fluid...
March 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627843/spontaneous-ventriculostomy-into-the-subdural-space-in-a-neonate-with-congenital-hydrocephalus
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Mahesh Krishna Pillai, Rajeev Kariyattil, Linda Rubene, Rajinder Kumar, Venkatesh Govindaraju, Koshy Kochummen
We report a case of spontaneous temporary resolution of congenital hydrocephalus due to drainage into the subdural space, which is not a physiological space for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This is the first report of spontaneous drainage of CSF into the subdural space, and we term it "ventriculosubdurostomy." We highlight the fact that spontaneous resolution of hydrocephalus due to drainage into a nonphysiological CSF space is temporary.
April 6, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620706/furosemide-response-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-in-infants-and-neonates
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Santiago Borasino, Kevin M Wall, Jack H Crawford, Kristal M Hock, David C Cleveland, Fazlur Rahman, Kimberly D Martin, Jeffrey A Alten
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac surgery-induced acute kidney injury occurs frequently in neonates and infants and is associated with postoperative morbidity/mortality; early identification of cardiac surgery-induced acute kidney injury may be crucial to mitigate postoperative morbidity. We sought to determine if hourly or 6-hour cumulative urine output after furosemide in the first 24 hours after cardiopulmonary bypass could predict development of cardiac surgery-induced acute kidney injury and other deleterious outcomes...
April 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617945/intracranial-neoplasms-in-the-first-year-of-life-results-of-a-third-cohort-of-patients-from-a-single-institution
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Sebastian M Toescu, Gregory James, Kim Phipps, Owase Jeelani, Dominic Thompson, Richard Hayward, Kristian Aquilina
BACKGROUND: Brain tumors in the first year of life are rare and their management remains challenging. OBJECTIVE: To report on the contemporary management of brain tumors in infants with reference to previous series from our institution. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study design. Electronic/paper case note review of all brain tumors diagnosed at our institution in children aged <1 yr since the publication of our previous series. RESULTS: Ninety-eight patients were seen...
April 3, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614446/intrapartum-and-perinatal-results-associated-with-different-degrees-of-staining-of-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid
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Vanesa Rodríguez Fernández, Carlos Nicolás López Ramón Y Cajal, Elena Marín Ortiz, Emilio Couceiro Naveira
OBJECTIVE: To determine the intrapartum and perinatal results associated with different degrees of staining of meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF). STUDY DESIGN: In a retrospective cohort study of all singleton deliveries over a period of one year (2015) in a tertiary hospital, we compared different degrees of MSAF (yellow, green and thick) to clear amniotic fluids, and analysed in each group maternal, intrapartum and neonatal variables as well as umbilical cord blood gas analysis...
March 19, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602260/c-reactive-protein-and-immature-to-total-neutrophil-ratio-have-no-utility-in-guiding-lumbar-puncture-in-suspected-neonatal-sepsis
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Christopher D Goldfinch, Tony Korman, Despina Kotsanas, David P Burgner, Kenneth Tan
AIM: Meningitis may complicate neonatal sepsis, but there is scant evidence to inform the decision to perform a lumbar puncture (LP) and considerable variation in practice. We investigated whether inflammatory markers - C-reactive protein (CRP) and immature-to-total neutrophil ratio (ITR) - were predictive of meningitis or significant cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis and useful in guiding the decision to perform a LP. METHODS: We studied all inpatients in a single tertiary neonatal unit who were <6 months of age who had a LP performed between March 2011 and October 2014...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
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