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Sophie J E Cramer, Janneke Dekker, Jenny Dankelman, Steffen C Pauws, Stuart B Hooper, Arjan B Te Pas
Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is one of the most common diagnoses in preterm infants. Severe and recurrent apneas are associated with cerebral injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome. Despite pharmacotherapy and respiratory support to prevent apneas, a proportion of infants continue to have apneas and often need tactile stimulation, mask, and bag ventilation and/or extra oxygen. The duration of the apnea and the concomitant hypoxia and bradycardia depends on the response time of the nurse. We systematically reviewed the literature with the aim of providing an overview of what is known about the effect of manual and mechanical tactile stimulation on AOP...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Daniel Zenteno, Aldo Bancalari, Ximena Navarro, Valentina Díaz, Iván Rodríguez-Núñez, Pablo Brockmann
INTRODUCTION: Night Continuous Saturometry (CSO2) is used in Neonatal Units to detect events of hypoxemia in Newborns (NB) with apnea episodes. Polygraphy (PG) has a larger number of measuring channels. Our goal was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of CSO2 compared to Polygra phy in NB with suspected sleep apneas. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Results of CSO2 and PG performed simultaneously in RN with suspected apneas were retrospectively analyzed over a three-year period...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
C Overbergh, S Installe, A Boudewyns, K Van Hoorenbeeck, S L Verhulst
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is being increasingly used in children of all age ranges. The limited number of commercially available masks especially in infants and young children may complicate its use and compliance. In this report, we describe our experience with the use of the Optiflow™ (Fisher and Paykel Healthcare) Nasal Cannula attached to a regular CPAP device in the setting of chronic CPAP use. This interface consists of a nasal cannula and was originally designed for the delivery of high-flow oxygen therapy...
April 2018: Sleep Medicine
Tomoyuki Shimokaze, Katsuaki Toyoshima, Jun Shibasaki, Yasufumi Itani
OBJECTIVE: We often encounter infants who developed hypokalaemia following low-dose doxapram for apnea of prematurity (AOP). AIMS: To determine changes in blood potassium (K+) levels after doxapram administration. STUDY DESIGN: We studied infants born before 30 weeks gestation. Doxapram (0.1-0.3 mg/kg/h) in addition to methylxanthines was used to treat AOP refractory to methylxanthines. RESULTS: Twenty-five infants received doxapram were studied...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Brian Montenegro, Christina Freiberger, Lauren Veit, Michael Amberson, Sagori Mukhopadhyay, Lawrence Rhein
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December 27, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Elliot Regenbogen, Shouling Zhang, Jie Yang, Annie Shroyer, Chencan Zhu, Joseph DeCristofaro
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to characterize trends in the diagnosis of apnea, associated comorbidities and complications, and 30-day readmission rates in preterm singleton infants. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study design was a retrospective, longitudinal, observational study. 2003-2014 New York State Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System and New York City Vital Statistics databases were merged identifying preterm live singleton births. Hospitalizations of preterm newborns with and without apnea were compared; multivariable logistic regression and log-linear Poisson regression models applied...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Piyush Das, Rahul Kashyap, Suresh Kotagal
Treatment options may be limited for infants with obstructive sleep apnea when there is no surgically correctable upper airway lesion. We therefore evaluated, retrospectively, the efficacy of low-flow oxygen as a therapeutic option for infant obstructive sleep apnea. We reviewed the medical charts of 23 infants who had undergone a therapeutic trial of low-flow oxygen during polysomnography. Split-night polysomnography was used in 21/23 subjects while 2/23 had undergone two separate, full-night polysomnography sleep architecture and respiratory findings on the baseline polysomnogram segment that was obtained in room air were compared with the segment on low-flow oxygen (0...
March 2, 2018: Children
A F Macchione, F Anunziata, B O Haymal, P Abate, J C Molina
RATIONALE: The effects of early ethanol exposure upon neonatal respiratory plasticity have received progressive attention given a multifactorial perspective related with sudden infant death syndrome or hypoxia-associated syndromes. The present preclinical study was performed in 3-9-day-old pups, a stage in development characterized by a brain growth spurt that partially overlaps with the 3rd human gestational trimester. METHODS: Breathing frequencies and apneas were examined in pups receiving vehicle or a relatively moderate ethanol dose (2...
February 21, 2018: Psychopharmacology
Wen-Si Ni, Yong-Hong Zhang, Ting Li, Dong-Ying Zhao, Jin-Tong Tan, Tian-Wen Zhu, Li-Juan Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of early rehabilitation intervention on the incidences of extrauterine growth retardation (EUGR) and early diseases in preterm infants. METHODS: The appropriate-for-gestational-age preterm infants with a gestational age of <34 weeks and a birth weight of 1 000 to <2 000 g who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) within 24 hours after birth were enrolled in a prospective randomized controlled trial. These infants were randomly divided into rehabilitation intervention group and control group...
February 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Stefanie Endesfelder, Ulrike Weichelt, Cornelia Schiller, Katja Winter, Clarissa von Haefen, Christoph Bührer
In preterm infants, phenobarbital is the first-line antiepileptic drug for neonatal seizures while caffeine is used for the treatment of apnea. Data from experimental animals suggest that phenobarbital and other anticonvulsants are toxic for the developing brain, while neuroprotective effects have been reported for caffeine both in newborn rodents and preterm human infants. To characterize the interaction of phenobarbital and caffeine in the hippocampus of the developing rodent brain, we examined the effects of both drugs given separately or together on postnatal neurogenesis after administration to neonatal rats throughout postnatal day (P) 4 to P6...
February 7, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
Gordan Grahovac, Tatiana Pundy, Tadanori Tomita
OBJECTIVES: Chiari I malformation has been a well-recognized clinical entity; however, its occurrence among infants and toddlers is unusual. Their clinical presentations may be different from other age groups due to their lack of effective verbal communication. The authors analyze their personal series of patients focusing on symptomatology and MRI characteristics. Treatment methods, results, and outcome are analyzed in order to identify appropriate surgical management among infants and toddlers with Chiari I malformation...
February 2, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Tian Wu, Li Zhang, Yu Tong, Yi Qu, Bin Xia, Dezhi Mu
Purpose: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the leading cause of blindness in children worldwide. This study aimed to determine the incidence and perinatal risk factors for ROP in very low-birth-weight (VLBW) Chinese infants. Methods: A retrospective study of the medical records of 504 VLBW infants screened for ROP from 2012 to 2015 was performed in West China Second University Hospital. VLBW infants were examined according to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists ROP guideline and retinopathy was graded following the International Classification of ROP...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Fatemeh Faramarzi, Mohammadreza Shiran, Mohammadreza Rafati, Roya Farhadi, Ebrahim Salehifar, Maryam Nakhshab
Background: Caffeine is widely used for prevention of apnea and helps successful extubation from mechanical ventilation. It facilitates the transition from invasive to noninvasive support and reduces duration of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in preterm infants. The optimum caffeine dose in preterm infants has not been well-studied in terms of benefits and risks. We compared efficacy and safety of once versus twice-daily caffeine dose in premature infants. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial conducted in Bu-Ali Sina Teaching Hospital, Sari...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Akane Nagasato, Masatoshi Nakamura, Hidetoshi Kamimura
 Methylxanthine is widely administered for the treatment of apnea of prematurity in many countries, and previous reports have clearly established that caffeine is effective for the treatment of apnea of prematurity. In Japan, caffeine has been available since December 2014. Thus, we compared the efficacy and safety of caffeine with that of aminophylline in our hospital. There was no significant difference between the caffeine group and aminophylline group regarding the characteristics of the study patients...
2018: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Haleigh R Smith, Nicole K Leibold, Daniel A Rappoport, Callie M Ginapp, Benton S Purnell, Nicole M Bode, Stephanie L Alberico, Young-Cho Kim, Enrica Audero, Cornelius T Gross, Gordon F Buchanan
Arousal from sleep in response to CO2 is a critical protective phenomenon. Dysregulation of CO2 -induced arousal contributes to morbidity and mortality from prevalent diseases, such as obstructive sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome. Despite the critical nature of this protective reflex, the precise mechanism for CO2 -induced arousal is unknown. Because CO2 is a major regulator of breathing, prevailing theories suggest that activation of respiratory chemo- and mechano-sensors is required for CO2 -induced arousal...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Stuart B Hooper, Marcus J Kitchen, Graeme R Polglase, Charles C Roehr, Arjan B Te Pas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the infant's physiology changes dramatically after birth, modern neonatal resuscitation approaches should detect and be modified in response to these changes. This review describes the changes in respiratory physiology at birth and highlights approaches that can assist these changes. RECENT FINDINGS: To better target assistance given to infants at birth, the changes in lung physiology have been classified into three phases. The first phase involves lung aeration...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Kimberly Truong, Christian Guilleminault
Numerous physiologic and anatomic changes during pregnancy exacerbate or unmask obstructive sleep apnea in women. Left untreated, upper airway flow limitation during pregnancy may lead to dire maternal and fetal health consequences. Areas covered: This review outlines the relationship between sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. It also discusses the implications of SDB on fetal and maternal health and concludes with a review of the emerging literature of treatment options for SDB in pregnancy and its benefit...
March 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Ebtihal Ali, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Michael Moffatt, Michael Narvey, Martin Reed, Depeng Jiang
BACKGROUND: Caffeine, the most commonly used medication in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, has calciuric and osteoclastogenic effects. METHODS: To examine the association between the cumulative dose and duration of therapy of caffeine and osteopenia of prematurity, a retrospective cohort study was conducted including premature infants less than 31 weeks and birth weight less than 1500 g. Osteopenia of prematurity was evaluated using chest X-rays on a biweekly basis over 12 weeks of hospitalization...
January 22, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Samuel J Gentle, Colm P Travers, Waldemar A Carlo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Caffeine use in preterm infants has endured several paradigms: from standard of care to possible neurotoxin to one of the few medications for which there is evidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) risk reduction. The purpose of the review is to analyze this dynamic trajectory and discuss controversies that still remain after decades of caffeine use. RECENT FINDINGS: Following concerns for caffeine safety in preterm infants, a large randomized controlled trial demonstrated a reduction in BPD and treatment for patent ductus arteriosus...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Felix Omeñaca, Liliana Vázquez, Pilar Garcia-Corbeira, Narcisa Mesaros, Linda Hanssens, Jan Dolhain, Ivonne Puente Gómez, Johannes Liese, Markus Knuf
BACKGROUND: Infants with history of prematurity (<37 weeks gestation) and low birth weight (LBW, <2500 g) are at high risk of infection due to functional immaturity of normal physical and immunological defense mechanisms. Despite current recommendations that infants with history of prematurity/LBW should receive routine immunization according to the same schedule and chronological age as full-term infants, immunization is often delayed. METHODS: Here we summarize 10 clinical studies and 15 years of post-marketing safety surveillance of GSK's hexavalent vaccine (DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib), a combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis-hepatitis-B-inactivated-poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae-type-b (Hib) conjugate vaccine, when administered alone, or co-administered with pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus, and meningococcal vaccines and respiratory syncytial virus IgG to infants with history of prematurity/LBW in clinical trials...
January 11, 2018: Vaccine
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