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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902504/a-password-protected-web-site-for-mothers-expressing-milk-for-their-preterm-infants
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MaryAnn Blatz, Donna Dowling, Patricia W Underwood, Amy Bieda, Gregory Graham
BACKGROUND: Research has demonstrated that breast milk significantly decreases morbidities that impact length of stay for preterm infants, but there is a need to test interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes. Since many Americans are using technologies such as the Intranet and smartphones to find health information and manage health, a Web site was developed for mothers who provide breast milk for their preterm hospitalized infants. PURPOSE: This study examined the efficacy of a Web site for mothers to educate them about breast milk expression and assist them in monitoring their breast milk supply...
November 29, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878781/successful-elimination-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-esbl-producing-nosocomial-bacteria-at-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Borbála Szél, Zsolt Reiger, Edit Urbán, Andrea Lázár, Krisztina Mader, Ivelina Damjanova, Kamilla Nagy, Gyula Tálosi
BACKGROUND: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Gram-negative bacteria are highly dangerous to neonates. At our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the presence of these bacteria became so threatening in 2011 that immediate intervention was required. METHODS: This study was conducted during a nearly two-year period consisting of three phases: retrospective (9 months), educational (3 months) and prospective (9 months). Based on retrospective data analysis, a complex management plan was devised involving the introduction of the INSURE protocol, changes to the antibiotic regimen, microbiological screening at short intervals, progressive feeding, a safer bathing protocol, staff hand hygiene training and continuous monitoring of the number of newly infected and newly colonized patients...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871683/perioperative-support-not-volume-is-necessary-to-optimize-outcomes-in-surgical-management-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Adrienne N Cobb, Yee M Wong, Sarah A Brownlee, Barbara A Blanco, Yoshiki Ezure, Heather N Paddock, Paul C Kuo, Anai N Kothari
BACKGROUND: This study examines the relationship between hospital volume of surgical cases for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and patient outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional review was performed using the HCUP SID for California from 2007 to 2011. Patients with NEC who underwent surgery were identified using ICD-9CM codes. Risk-adjusted models were constructed with mixed-effects logistic regression using patient and demographic covariates. RESULTS: 23 hospitals with 618 patients undergoing NEC-related surgical intervention were included...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869210/delivery-room-quality-improvement-project-improved-compliance-with-best-practices-for-a-community-nicu
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Charles W Sauer, Mallory A Boutin, Aayah N Fatayerji, James A Proudfoot, Nabil I Fatayerji, David J Golembeski
A Quality Improvement bundle was implemented with the goal of standardizing the multidisciplinary approach to delivery room management. We used a Pre-Post Quality Improvement initiative with the following aims: (1) Placement of a functioning pulse oximeter by two minutes after birth, (2) Delayed intubation, (3) Normothermia on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission, (4) Use of a pre-brief, debrief, and delivery room checklist. Data was collected for 548 infants, which represents every admission to the Palomar Rady Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during the 35 month study period from January 1, 2010 to November 30, 2012...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862529/implementation-of-dextrose-gel-in-the-management-of-neonatal-hypoglycaemia
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Marene Ter, Ikhwan Halibullah, Laura Leung, Susan Jacobs
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate dextrose gel in the management of neonatal hypoglycaemia in the postnatal wards at an Australian tertiary level perinatal centre. METHODS: An audit was performed before and after implementation of dextrose gel. Pre-implementation, neonatal hypoglycaemia was managed with feed supplementation alone, and dextrose gel was used in addition to feed supplementation in the post-implementation phase. Outcomes included admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for management of hypoglycaemia, proportion of neonates who achieved normoglycaemia (defined as blood glucose ≥2...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857513/difficulties-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-hyponatremia
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REVIEW
Mihaela Mocan, Lia Manuela Terheş, Sorin Nicu Blaga
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte imbalance encountered in clinical practice. Beside the difficulty of the etiological diagnosis, the general lack of awareness regarding the negative impact of hyponatremia on the quality of life and the lack of targeted treatments until recent years may be responsible for the poor management of the disorder. Therefore we consider of utmost importance to improve the knowledge regarding the diagnosis and management of hyponatremia, by underlining the difficulties of the etiological diagnosis and its management...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834786/use-of-naloxone-to-minimize-extubation-failure-after-premedication-for-insure-procedure-in-preterm-neonates
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A Elmekkawi, D Abdelgadir, J Van Dyk, J Choudhury, M Dunn
OBJECTIVES: A new guideline for the early respiratory management of preterm infants was recently introduced in our NICU. This case series describes the clinical courses of a group of preterm infants managed according to this guideline, and reports the rates of successful extubation within 30 minutes of surfactant administration with and without the use of naloxone and adverse events encountered. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive case series of all preterm babies admitted to our unit who were candidates for INSURE procedure with premedication from August 2012 to August 2013...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806557/the-effect-of-hemoglobin-correction-by-blood-transfusion-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-minor-and-intermedia-thalassemia-patients-a-single-blind-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mahin Najafian, Ahmad Ahmadzadeh, Mojgan Barati, Mahin Bahadori, Zeinab Shajirat
To the best of our knowledge, there is no prospective trial study assessing the management of β-thalassemia by blood transfusion in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of blood transfusion on maternal and neonatal outcomes in pregnant patients with beta thalassemia minor and intermedia. We did this randomized, single -blind, controlled clinical trial on 36 pregnant women with β thalassemia minor and intermedia at two tertiary hospitals of Imam Khomeini and Shafa in Ahvaz, Iran from January 2016 to July 2016...
August 26, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793243/anesthesia-in-pregnant-women-with-hellp-syndrome-case-report
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Eduardo Barbin Zuccolotto, Eugenio Pagnussatt Neto, Glínia Cavalcante Nogueira, José Roberto Nociti
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: HELLP syndrome, characterized by hemolysis, high levels of liver enzyme, and low platelet count, is an advanced clinical stage of pre-eclampsia, progressing to high maternal (24%) and perinatal (up 40%) mortality, despite childbirth care in a timely manner. The goal is to describe the anesthetic management of a case with indication to emergency cesarean. CASE REPORT: Female patient, 36 years old, gestational age of 24 weeks, with hypertensive crisis (BP 180/100mmHg) and severe headache, was admitted to the operating room for a cesarean section after diagnosis of HELLP syndrome...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790346/factors-associated-with-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-hospitalized-preterm-infants-in-sanandaj-iran
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Majid Mansouri, Sirous Hemmatpour, Fouzieh Sedighiani, Mojgan Ghamari, Delnia Chavoshi
INTRODUCTION: In the near future, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) will be the most significant cause of blindness in upper and middle-income countries. Due to the increasing survival chances for premature and low birth weight infants and the importance of the diagnosis and treatment of ROP, this study was aimed at determining the prevalence of ROP and its related factors in Sanandaj, Iran, in 2014. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 47 preterm infants, weighing less than 2000 g or with a gestational age of less than of 34 weeks...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770527/role-of-viral-pathogens-in-infants-with-systemic-infection-at-the-newborn-intensive-care-units-in-georgia
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M Kochlamazashvili, Kh Khatiashvili, M Butsashvili, O Chubinishvili, Sh Khetsuriani, G Kamkamidze
In Georgia, causative agents among infants with systemic infections are generally not identified and "neonatal sepsis" is usually diagnosed and treated without determining the etiology. The objective of this study was to estimate the role of viral pathogens (Herpesviridae and Enteroviruses) among neonates with generalized infections. A cross-sectional study was performed among neonates younger than <8 weeks admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the two largest pediatric hospitals in Tbilisi, Georgia...
September 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759567/smartphone-and-internet-preferences-of-parents-information-needs-and-desired-involvement-in-infant-care-and-pain-management-in-the-nicu
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Talia Orr, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Britney Benoit, Brenda Hewitt, Jennifer Stinson, Patrick McGrath, Donna Dowling
BACKGROUND: Despite an abundance of research that identifies the benefits for both parent and child when parents are actively involved in their infant's care, challenges related to the best methods to engage families persist. PURPOSE: To conduct a feasibility study that aims to understand the preferences of smartphone and Internet use by parents of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) related to information seeking and active participation in infant care, with a focus on pain management interventions...
October 18, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749550/evaluating-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-ursodeoxycholic-acid-in-treatment-of-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis-a-prisma-compliant-study
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Xiang Kong, Yan Kong, Fangyuan Zhang, Tingting Wang, Jin Yan
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a specific pregnancy-related disorder without standard medical therapies. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the most used medicine, but the efficacy and safety of UDCA remain uncertain. Several meta-analyses had been made to assess the effects of UDCA in ICP. However, the samples were not large enough to convince obstetricians to use UDCA. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects and safety of UDCA in patients with ICP, which included only randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729254/opioid-dependence-and-pregnancy-minimizing-stress-on-the-fetal-brain
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John J Mccarthy, Martin H Leamon, Loretta P Finnegan, Catherine Fassbender
Increase in the number of opioid dependent pregnant women delivering babies at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) prompted a General Accountability Office (GAO) report documenting deficits in research and provider knowledge about care of the maternal/fetal unit and the neonate. There are three general sources of dependence: untreated opioid use disorder (OUD), pain management, and medication assisted treatment with methadone or buprenorphine. A survey of methadone patients' experiences when telling a physician of their pregnancy and opioid dependence demonstrated physician confusion about proper care, frequent negative interactions with the mother, and failures to provide appropriate referral...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720664/pharmacological-management-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-neonates
#15
Jennifer G Jetton, Mark Sorenson
Both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are seen more frequently in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as advances in supportive care improve the survival of critically ill infants as well as those with severe, congenital kidney and urinary tract anomalies. Many aspects of the infant's care, including fluid balance, electrolyte and mineral homeostasis, acid-base balance, and growth and nutrition require close monitoring by and collaboration among neonatologists, nephrologists, dieticians, and pharmacologists...
October 6, 2016: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716811/risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-in-preterm-infants-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Joseph M Collaco, Gul H Dadlani, Melanie K Nies, Jenny Leshko, Allen D Everett, Sharon A McGrath-Morrow
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a significant cause of morbidity in preterm infants, but no screening guidelines exist. We sought to identify risk factors and clinical outcomes associated with PH in preterm infants to develop a PH risk score. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of two separate populations of preterm infants (NICU cohort n = 230; Clinic registry n = 580). RESULTS: 8.3% of the NICU cohort had PH after 4 weeks of age, while 14...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684421/clinically-significant-cardiopulmonary-events-and-the-effect-of-definition-standardization-on-apnea-of-prematurity-management
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M B F Powell, C R Ahlers-Schmidt, M Engel, B T Bloom
OBJECTIVE: To define the impact of care standardization on caffeine and cardiorespiratory monitoring at neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge. STUDY DESIGN: Electronic records were abstracted for infants aged 24-36 weeks gestation with birth weights appropriate for gestational age. Infants who died, transferred prior to discharge, had major pulmonary anomalies, required a home monitor for mechanical ventilation or had a family history of sudden infant death syndrome were excluded...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677342/group-b-streptococcus-late-onset-sepsis-in-very-low-birth-weight-newborns-10-years-experience
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Francesco M Risso, Elio Castagnola, Roberto Bandettini, Diego Minghetti, Laura Pagani, Luca A Ramenghi
PURPOSE: The incidence of late-onset neonatal infection (LONS) group B streptococcus (GBS) in very low birthweight (VLBW) is still matter of debate. In the present 10-years retrospective study we investigated the epidemiology of GBS LONS in VLBW neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2006 to July 2015 we conducted a retrospective study in all preterm infants admitted at our third level referral center for neonatal intensive care (NICU). From our database we were able to retrieve all cases of bloodstream infections/meningitis GBS positive...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658827/the-transition-from-intra-to-extra-uterine-life-in-late-preterm-infant-a-single-center-study
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M P De Carolis, G Pinna, C Cocca, S A Rubortone, C Romagnoli, I Bersani, S Salvi, A Lanzone, S De Carolis
BACKGROUND: Infants born at 34 to 36 weeks of gestation (late preterm) are at greater risk for adverse outcomes than those born at 37 weeks of gestation or later. Aim of this paper is to examine risk factors for late preterm births and to investigate the complications of the transition period in late preterm infants (LPIs). METHODS: All consecutive late preterm deliveries, excluded stillbirths, were included. Maternal and neonatal data, need for delivery room resuscitative procedures, temperature at birth (T1) and two hours after the admission (T2) were analyzed in all LPIs stratified by Gestational Age (GA) and divided into three groups (34, 35 and 36 weeks)...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651624/admission-cardiotocography-a-predictor-of-neonatal-outcome
#20
Vishnu Bhartiya, Richa Sharma, Anand Kumar, Himsweta Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Screening for fetal distress is a big challenge for obstetricians. Labor admission test by cardiotocography (CTG) can be utilized to differentiate between mothers, in whom continuous fetal monitoring is needed and those who can be managed by intermittent auscultation. Admission CTG is commonly used screening test which aims to identify on admission to the delivery unit the fetus at increased risk of intrapartum hypoxia. We conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of CTG in low- and high-risk women...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
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