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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424764/diffusion-tensor-imaging-colour-mapping-threshold-for-identification-of-ventilation-induced-brain-injury-after-intrauterine-inflammation-in-preterm-lambs
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Dhafer M Alahmari, Beatrice Skiöld, Samantha K Barton, Ilias Nitsos, Courtney McDonald, Suzanne L Miller, Valerie Zahra, Robert Galinsky, Qizhu Wu, Michael John Farrell, Timothy J Moss, Stuart B Hooper, James T Pearson, Graeme R Polglase
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to examine whether advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques can detect early brain injury caused by intrauterine inflammation and inappropriate initial respiratory support in preterm lambs. HYPOTHESIS: Neuropathology caused by intrauterine inflammation is exacerbated by mechanical ventilation at birth and is detectable with advanced MRI techniques. METHODS: Pregnant ewes received intra-amniotic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) 7 days prior to delivery at ~125 days of gestation (85% of gestation), whereupon lambs were delivered and randomised to receive an injurious (LPS + INJ, n = 6) or protective (LPS + PROT, n = 6) ventilation strategy...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422948/beyond-the-uterine-environment-nonhuman-primate-model-to-investigate-maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-chronic-intrauterine-infection
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Meredith A Kelleher, Zheng Liu, Xiaojie Wang, Christopher D Kroenke, Lisa A Houser, Brandy L Dozier, Lauren D Martin, Ken B Waites, Cindy McEvoy, Robert L Schelonka, Peta L Grigsby
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine infection is a significant cause of early preterm birth. We have developed a fetal-neonatal model in the rhesus macaque to determine the impact of chronic intrauterine infection with Ureaplasma parvum on early neonatal reflexes and brain development. METHODS: Time-mated, pregnant rhesus macaques were randomized to be inoculated with U. parvum (serovar 1; 10(5)cfu) or control media at ~120 dGA. Neonates were delivered by elective hysterotomy at 135-147 dGA (term=167d) stabilized and cared for in our nonhuman primate neonatal intensive care unit...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421173/cerebral-autoregulation-brain-injury-and-the-transitioning-premature-infant
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REVIEW
Zachary A Vesoulis, Amit M Mathur
Improvements in clinical management of the preterm infant have reduced the rates of the two most common forms of brain injury, such as severe intraventricular hemorrhage and white matter injury, both of which are contributory factors in the development of cerebral palsy. Nonetheless, they remain a persistent challenge and are associated with a significant increase in the risk of adverse neurodevelopment outcomes. Repeated episodes of ischemia-reperfusion represent a common pathway for both forms of injury, arising from discordance between systemic blood flow and the innate regulation of cerebral blood flow in the germinal matrix and periventricular white matter...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420745/eight-principles-for-patient-centred-and-family-centred-care-for-newborns-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Jean-Michel Roué, Pierre Kuhn, Maria Lopez Maestro, Ragnhild Agnethe Maastrup, Delphine Mitanchez, Björn Westrup, Jacques Sizun
Despite the recent improvements in perinatal medical care leading to an increase in survival rates, adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes occur more frequently in preterm and/or high-risk infants. Medical risk factors for neurodevelopmental delays like male gender or intrauterine growth restriction and family sociocultural characteristics have been identified. Significant data have provided evidence of the detrimental impact of overhelming environmental sensory inputs, such as pain and stress, on the developing human brain and strategies aimed at preventing this impact...
April 18, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420694/caffeine-preferentially-protects-against-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
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Shuya Zhang, Rong Zhou, Bo Li, Haiyan Li, Yanyan Wang, Xuejiao Gu, Lingyun Tang, Cun Wang, Dingjuan Zhong, Yuanyuan Ge, Yuqing Huo, Jing Lin, Xiao-Ling Liu, Jiang-Fan Chen
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the leading cause of childhood blindness, but current anti-VEGF therapy is concerned with delayed retinal vasculature, eye, and brain development of preterm infants. The clinical observation of reduced ROP severity in premature infants after caffeine treatment for apnea suggests that caffeine may protect against ROP. Here, we demonstrate that caffeine did not interfere with normal retinal vascularization development but selectively protected against oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) in mice...
April 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419082/diffuse-optical-tomography-to-investigate-the-newborn-brain
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REVIEW
Chuen Wai Lee, Robert J Cooper, Topun Austin
Over the past 15 years, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) has emerged as a powerful technology for studying the developing brain. Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT) is an extension of fNIRS that combines hemodynamic information from dense optical sensor arrays over a wide field of view. Using image reconstruction techniques, DOT can provide images of the hemodynamic correlates to neural function that are comparable to those produced by functional MRI (fMRI). This review article explains the principles of DOT, and highlights the growing literature on the use of DOT in the study of healthy development of the infant brain, and the study of novel pathophysiology in infants with brain injury...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419015/an-unanticipated-complication-of-atopic-dermatitis
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Megan E MacGillivray, Loretta Fiorillo
An infant with a history of atopic dermatitis presented to the emergency department on 5 occasions with flulike symptoms. Eventually, this child presented with signs of infection and increased intracranial pressure: fever, bulging anterior fontanel, and leukocytosis. A computed tomography scan identified a large frontal lobe brain abscess. The abscess was surgically drained; culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. The initial source of the infected brain abscess was explored. Ultimately, it was thought to be secondary to impetiginized atopic dermatitis, an unusual but serious consequence of a common skin condition...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418828/a-comparison-of-blood-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytokines-il-1%C3%AE-il-6-il-18-tnf-%C3%AE-in-neonates-with-perinatal-hypoxia
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Darinka Šumanović-Glamuzina, Filip Čulo, Melanie Ivana Čulo, Paško Konjevoda, Marjana Jerković-Raguž
Perinatal hypoxia-ischemia is a specific and important pathological event in neonatal care practice. The data on relationship between the concentrations of cytokines in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and perinatal brain injury are scarce. The aim of this study is to evaluate changes in interleukin (IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-18) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) levels in newborns with perinatal hypoxia (PNH). CSF and serum samples of 35 term and near-term (35-40 weeks) newborns with PNH, at the age of 3-96 hours, were analyzed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
April 18, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418356/-pathomorphology-of-the-ventricular-germinal-zone-and-neocortex-in-newborn-infants-with-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus
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E V Protsenko, L P Peretyatko, O P Saryeva
AIM: Тo study the morphological features of the ventricular germinal zone and neocortex in newborns at 22-40 weeks' gestation with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The brains of fetuses and newborns at 22-40 weeks' gestation with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (n=12) were examined; a control group included the brains with a lateral ventricle lumen width of not more than 0.5 cm (n=30). The investigators conducted a comprehensive pathomorphological study of the ventricular germinal zone and neocortex in the projection field No...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416458/on-the-origins-of-sex-based-differences-in-respiratory-disorders-lessons-and-hypotheses-from-stress-neuroendocrinology-in-developing-rats
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REVIEW
Jean-Philippe Rousseau, Luana Tenorio-Lopes, Cécile Baldy, Tara Adele Janes, Stéphanie Fournier, Richard Kinkead
The environment plays a critical role in shaping development and function of the brain. Stress, especially when experienced early in life, can interfere with these processes. In the context of respiratory control, perinatal stress can therefore alter the ability to achieve the "fine-tuning" necessary for proper detection of chemosensory stimuli and production of an adequate motor (respiratory) command. Depending on the timing, intensity, and duration, the detrimental consequences of perinatal exposure to adverse conditions on the respiratory network become manifest at various life stages and can persist into adulthood...
April 14, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414926/death-within-1-month-of-diagnosis-in-childhood-cancer-an-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-scope-of-the-problem
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Adam L Green, Elissa Furutani, Karina Braga Ribeiro, Carlos Rodriguez Galindo
Purpose Despite advances in childhood cancer care, some patients die soon after diagnosis. This population is not well described and may be under-reported. Better understanding of risk factors for early death and scope of the problem could lead to prevention of these occurrences and thus better survival rates in childhood cancer. Methods We retrieved data from SEER 13 registries on 36,337 patients age 0 to 19 years diagnosed with cancer between 1992 and 2011. Early death was defined as death within 1 month of diagnosis...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414398/tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-review
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Stephanie Carapetian Randle
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a neurocutaneous syndrome that can present at any age and can affect multiple organ systems. This disorder is usually identified in infants and children based on characteristic skin lesions, seizures, and cellular overgrowth or hamartomas in the heart, brain, and kidneys. Tuberous sclerosis complex is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation in either the TSC1 or TSC2 gene leading to dysfunction of hamartin or tuberin, respectively. Hamartin and tuberin form a protein complex that helps regulate cellular hyperplasia...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413694/first-neonatal-demise-with-travel-associated-zika-virus-infection-in-the-united-states-of-america
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Nikolaos Zacharias, Janice Whitty, Sarah Noblin, Sophia Tsakiri, Jose Garcia, Michael Covinsky, Meenakshi Bhattacharjee, David Saulino, Nina Tatevian, Sean Blackwell
Zika virus is increasingly recognized as a fetal pathogen worldwide. We describe the first case of neonatal demise with travel-associated Zika virus infection in the United States of America, including a novel prenatal ultrasound finding. A young Latina presented to our health care system in Southeast Texas for prenatal care at 23 weeks of gestation. Fetal Dandy-Walker malformation, asymmetric cerebral ventriculomegaly, single umbilical artery, hypoechoic fetal knee, dorsal foot edema, and mild polyhydramnios were noted upon initial screening prenatal sonography at 26 weeks...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413550/primary-intracranial-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle-mimicking-a-vestibular-schwannoma-in-a-child
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Prakash Nair, Kuntal Kanti Das, Arun K Srivastava, R N Sahu, Raj Kumar, Kamlesh Yadava, Rakesh Pandey
Primary intracranial rhabdomyosarcoma (PIRMS) is a rare neoplasm, which affects infants and young children. We report a rare case of a primary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the cerebellopontine angle in a 7-year-old boy with clinical and radiological features mimicking a vestibular schwannoma. The patient underwent definitive surgery and radiotherapy and is recurrence free at 6 months. PIRMS commonly occur in parameningeal locations or metastasize to the brain from an extracranial primary. Gross total tumor resection followed by adjuvant radiotherapy remains the current standard of treatment; however, chemotherapy has also been tried with favorable results...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413539/a-rare-case-of-congenital-glioblastoma-with-atypical-presentation-in-an-eleven-month-old-infant-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Vangala Bramha Prasad, Alugolu Rajesh, Aniruddh Kumar Purohit, Megha Shantveer Uppin
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and malignant primary brain tumor in adults. The occurrence of this entity in infants is a rarity and portends a uniform dismal prognosis and survival in spite of all the latest available management options. The authors herein report a case of a GBM in an 11 month-old infant with tumor involving predominantly the left temporal and frontal regions who expired 10 weeks after tumor decompression. Literature and available management options have been reviewed in the context of the presented case...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412596/is-lenticulostriated-vasculopathy-an-unfavorable-prognostic-finding-in-infants-with-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Antonietta Giannattasio, Pasquale Di Costanzo, Paola Milite, Daniela De Martino, Eleonora Capone, Antonia Romano, Carmela Bravaccio, Letizia Capasso, Francesco Raimondi
BACKGROUND: Lenticulostriated vasculopathy (LSV) detected in head ultrasound (HUS) has been related to neurological and hearing sequelae in infants with congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection. OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of LSV in predicting neurodevelopmental and hearing outcomes in infants with cCMV infection. STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled consecutive infants who were affected by cCMV infection and underwent HUS within the first month of life...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412532/spectral-analysis-highlight-developmental-eeg-changes-in-preterm-infants-without-overt-brain-damage
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Agnese Suppiej, Elisa Cainelli, Ambra Cappellari, Daniele Trevisanuto, Laura Balao, Maria Grazia Di Bono, Patrizia S Bisiacchi
Early markers of neurological outcome in the absence of overt brain damage are scarce in extreme prematurity. The aim of this study was to compare spectral EEG values of infants born near term with those of infants born at extremely low gestational age (ELGA) but having attained near term age. We aimed also to evaluate whether spectral EEG features were related with neurological outcome. The ELGA group consisted of 12 neonates born between 23+2 and 27+6 weeks; the control group consisted of nine infants born 34-35+2 weeks, tested within the first week of life...
April 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412510/empathy-networks-in-the-parental-brain-and-their-long-term-effects-on-children-s-stress-reactivity-and-behavior-adaptation
#18
Eyal Abraham, Gal Raz, Orna Zagoory-Sharon, Ruth Feldman
Parental empathy is a key component of sensitive parenting that supports children's social adaptation throughout life. Consistent with a two dissociable network perspective on empathy, we measured within- and between-network integrity of two empathy-related networks in the parental brain as predictors of children's social outcomes across the first six years of life. We focused on two empathy networks; embodied simulation, which supports parents' capacity to resonate with infant state and emotions and implicates cingulo-insulary structures, and mentalizing, which underpins parents' theory-of-mind and mental attributions via prefrontal-temporo-parietal circuit...
April 12, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410084/clinical-and-electroencephalographic-characteristics-of-infantile-onset-epilepsies-caused-by-genetic-mutations
#19
Yun Jung Hur, Sookyong Koh, John Millichap, Srishti Nangia, Lawrence J Jennings, Douglas R Nordli
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether certain characteristic electroencephalography (EEG) features are indicative of a genetic cause in early-life epilepsy. STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled a total of 100 patients with infantile-onset (<3 years) epilepsy due to known genetic cause (n?=?50) and nongenetic cause (acquired, structural, or unknown, n?=?50). The genetic group was classified into synaptopathies, channelopathies, mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin)-opathies, and chromosomal abnormalities...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409618/zika-virus-common-questions-and-answers
#20
Irogue I Igbinosa, Ingrid B Rabe, Titilope Oduyebo, Sonja A Rasmussen
Since local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus was first reported in Brazil in early 2015, the virus has spread rapidly, with active transmission reported in at least 61 countries and territories worldwide, including the United States. Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other severe brain anomalies. The virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, but other routes of transmission include sexual, mother-to-fetus during pregnancy, mother-to-infant at delivery, laboratory exposure, and, possibly, transfusion of blood products...
April 15, 2017: American Family Physician
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