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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100554/intersociety-policy-statement-on-the-use-of-whole-exome-sequencing-in-the-critically-ill-newborn-infant
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REVIEW
Alessandro Borghesi, Maria Antonietta Mencarelli, Luigi Memo, Giovanni Battista Ferrero, Andrea Bartuli, Maurizio Genuardi, Mauro Stronati, Alberto Villani, Alessandra Renieri, Giovanni Corsello
The rapid advancement of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and the decrease in costs for whole-exome sequencing (WES) and whole-genome sequening (WGS), has prompted its clinical application in several fields of medicine. Currently, there are no specific guidelines for the use of NGS in the field of neonatal medicine and in the diagnosis of genetic diseases in critically ill newborn infants. As a consequence, NGS may be underused with reduced diagnostic success rate, or overused, with increased costs for the healthcare system...
November 3, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071146/posterior-urethral-valves-impact-of-low-birth-weight-and-preterm-delivery-on-the-final-renal-outcome
#2
Osama M Sarhan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between low birth weight (LBW; <2.5 kg) and preterm delivery (<37 weeks gestational age) and final renal outcome in infants with posterior urethral valves (PUVs), emphasising the risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for all infants with PUVs who were treated between 1990 and 2010. In all, 52 infants were identified to have LBW and/or delivered preterm (Group 1)...
June 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049058/the-neonatal-microbiome-implications-for-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-nurses
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Jeannie Rodriguez, Sheila Jordan, Abby Mutic, Taylor Thul
Nursing care of the neonate in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is complex, due in large part to various physiological challenges. A newer and less well-known physiological consideration is the neonatal microbiome, the community of microorganisms, both helpful and harmful, that inhabit the human body. The neonatal microbiome is influenced by the maternal microbiome, mode of infant birth, and various aspects of NICU care such as feeding choice and use of antibiotics. The composition and diversity of the microbiome is thought to influence key health outcomes including development of necrotizing enterocolitis, late-onset sepsis, altered physical growth, and poor neurodevelopment...
November 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041964/olfactive-stimulation-interventions-for-managing-procedural-pain-in-preterm-and-full-term-neonates-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Gwenaëlle De Clifford-Faugère, Andréane Lavallée, Marilyn Aita
BACKGROUND: While hospitalized in the NICU, preterm neonates undergo many painful procedures. This may be the same for full-term neonates when longer hospitalization is required. Untreated and repeated pain has short-term as well as long-term consequences for these neonates. Pharmacological pain management methods have many limitations in their applications for both preterm and full-term neonates. A combination of different non-pharmacological methods is recommended for pain management...
October 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034155/a-mobile-team-for-screening-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-india-cost-effectiveness-outcomes-and-impact-assessment
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Jai Kelkar, Aditya Kelkar, Shubhangi Sharma, Jaya Dewani
PURPOSE: To study the cost effectiveness, outcomes and impact of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening and management model for urban neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). STUDY DESIGN: Public health intervention study. METHODS: This study was conducted in 2013. Staff of a mobile unit assessed all infants aged less than 34 weeks of Gestation age at birth and/or birth weight 1700 GM or less admitted in five NICUs between 2013 and 2015...
July 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981170/the-distance-between-the-delivery-room-and-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-had-no-impact-on-the-respiratory-management-of-preterm-infants-at-birth
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Daniele Trevisanuto, Francesca Rech Morassutti, Nicoletta Doglioni, Cristina Contessotto Avilés, Alfonso Galderisi, Francesco Cavallin
The respiratory management of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants is crucial during the postnatal stabilisation phase, as it has potential short and long-term consequences (1). Ideally, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) should be located near the delivery area (1). We hypothesised that a longer distance between the delivery room and NICU could encourage clinicians to favour invasive respiratory support for ELBW infants to maximise their safe transport to the NICU. This article is protected by copyright...
October 5, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979727/early-predictors-of-neonatal-intraventricular-hemorrhage
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Mohamed Shawky Elfarargy, Mohamed Adel Eltomey, Neama Ali Soliman
OBJECTIVE: Current study aimed toward the early prediction of neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) for better management and prognosis. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on forty neonates at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Pediatrics and Medical Biochemistry department (Tanta University, Egypt) from July 2016 to June 2017. Cord blood erythropoietin and venous blood Activin A were assayed within the first hour of life. Neonates were divided into 2 groups: Group 1 (with IVH) included twenty neonates who developed IVH proved by transcranial ultrasonography (u/s) and Group 2 (without IVH) included twenty neonates who were admitted to the NICU but did not develop IVH, also proved by transcranial u/s...
August 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956137/deleterious-impact-of-maternal-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcome-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Zein Omar
OBJECTIVE: To assess prospectively the maternal and fetal outcome among pregnant women with chronic Hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection compared to normal control group. METHODS: A prospective observational study conducted on 342 pregnant women with HCV who were divided into two groups according to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result, group 1 (n = 184, HCV-PCR negative) and group 2 (n = 154, HCV-PCR positive) with a third group of normal pregnant women (n = 170)...
December 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953615/on-opportunity-for-emergency-cesarean-hysterectomy-and-pregnancy-outcomes-of-patients-with-placenta-accreta
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Xiang Kong, Yan Kong, Jin Yan, Jin-Ju Hu, Fang-Fang Wang, Lei Zhang
Effective diagnosis and clinical management of placenta accreta (PA) in China are not clear. The purpose of the study was to analyze the risk factors and diagnosis of PA, maternal and neonatal outcomes in patients with PA. It was a retrospective study of cases with PA, confirmed by histologically and/or clinically suspected during 3 years in 2 tertiary referral hospitals. The incidence rate of patients with PA, who had history of artificial abortion, cesarean section (CS), and placenta previa (PP) was 94%, 70%, and 72%, respectively...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953056/how-nurse-work-environments-relate-to-the-presence-of-parents-in-neonatal-intensive-care
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Sunny G Hallowell, Jeannette A Rogowski, Eileen T Lake
BACKGROUND: Parental presence in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is essential for families to participate in infant care and prepare them to transition from hospital to home. Nurses are the principal caregivers in the NICU. The nurse work environment may influence whether parents spend time with their hospitalized infants. PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between the NICU work environment and parental presence in the NICU using a national data set. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, observational study of a national sample of 104 NICUs, where 6060 nurses reported on 15,233 infants cared for...
September 25, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930827/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-and-insulin-in-treating-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-an-updated-prisma-compliant-network-meta-analysis
#11
Hui-Ling Liang, Shu-Juan Ma, Yan-Ni Xiao, Hong-Zhuan Tan
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of different drugs in treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) patients who could not maintain normal glucose level only through diet and exercise remains to be debated. We performed this network meta-analysis (NAM) to compare and rank different antidiabetic drugs in glucose level control and pregnancy outcomes in GDM patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Embase up to December 31, 2016...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901786/effect-of-gestational-age-on-the-epidemiology-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-a-review
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Elsa Da Palma Afonso, Stijn Blot
Neonatal sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Late-onset sepsis affects a significant percentage of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Most affected newborns are preterm or low birth weight, but late-onset sepsis also affects late preterm and term infants. Understanding how gestational age affects the epidemiology of late-onset sepsis can be of use when defining strategies for its prevention and clinical management in NICU. Areas covered: Available evidence suggests the incidence and mortality of late-onset sepsis is higher in preterm and VLBW infants, but pathogen distribution and risk exposure is similar across all infants admitted to NICU...
September 25, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901007/pharmacological-and-mechanical-interventions-for-labour-induction-in-outpatient-settings
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REVIEW
Joshua P Vogel, Alfred O Osoti, Anthony J Kelly, Stefania Livio, Jane E Norman, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Induction of labour is carried out for a variety of indications and using a range of methods. For women at low risk of pregnancy complications, some methods of induction of labour or cervical ripening may be suitable for use in outpatient settings. OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmacological and mechanical interventions to induce labour or ripen the cervix in outpatient settings in terms of effectiveness, maternal satisfaction, healthcare costs and, where information is available, safety...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892940/a-qualitative-study-on-knowledge-and-attitude-towards-risk-factors-early-identification-and-intervention-of-infant-hearing-loss-among-puerperal-mothers-a-short-survey
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Ravi Dudda, Hanumanth Prasad Muniyappa, Sahana Puttaraju, M S Lakshmi
INTRODUCTION: Maternal active participation and their support are critical for the success of early hearing loss detection program. Erroneous maternal decisions may have large life long consequences on the infant's life. The mothers' knowledge and their attitudes towards infant hearing loss is the basis for their decisions. AIM: The present study was done to determine the mothers' knowledge and their attitude towards risk factors of infant hearing loss, its early identification and intervention and also awareness of effect of consanguinity on hearing loss...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885227/be-sweet-to-babies-during-painful-procedures-a-pilot-evaluation-of-a-parent-targeted-video
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Denise Harrison, Catherine Larocque, Jessica Reszel, JoAnn Harrold, Cheryl Aubertin
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding (BF), skin-to-skin care (SSC), and sucrose effectively reduce babies' pain during newborn blood work, but these strategies are infrequently used. Our team developed a parent-targeted video intervention showing the effectiveness of the 3 pain management strategies. PURPOSE: To evaluate neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents' (1) baseline knowledge and previous use of BF, SSC, and sucrose for procedural pain management; (2) intention to advocate/use BF, SSC, or sucrose for their infants' future blood work after viewing the video; (3) intention to recommend the video to other parents; and (4) perceptions of the video and identify areas for improvement...
October 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884908/analysis-of-dermatologic-consultations-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-over-a-7-year-period-retrospective-review-of-60-cases
#16
Jeong Nan Kang, Do Hyeong Kim, So Hee Park, Jung Eun Seol, Hyojin Kim
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The need for dermatology consultations for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients is increasing, but no study has systemically examined the skin diseases of patients in NICUs. The aim of this study was to analyze dermatology consultations in the NICU of a tertiary medical center in Korea and determine the effect of the dermatology consultation on the clinical course and management of the patients after the consultation. METHODS: The medical records of patients undergoing dermatologic consultation during their stay in a NICU between March 2009 and February 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
September 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880259/management-of-asymptomatic-neonates-born-in-the-setting-of-chorioamnionitis-a-safety-comparison-of-the-well-baby-and-intensive-care-setting
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D Peterson, S B Hoffman, D El-Metwally, M Martino-Gomez, D R Chinta, C Hughes Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Evaluate the safety of a change in care setting for asymptomatic neonates born to mothers with chorioamnionitis from the neonatal intensive care unit to the well baby nursery.Local problem:The neonatal intensive care unit evaluation and management of babies born to mothers with chorioamionitis often involves separation of the mother-baby dyad and more invasive interventions. METHODS: A single-center pre/post-intervention study of neonates born from January 2011 to November 2016, comparing safety outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit (pre-intervention) and well baby nursery (post-intervention), following initiation of a triage protocol...
November 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871602/elective-transfers-of-preterm-neonates-to-regional-centres-on-non-invasive-respiratory-support-is-cost-effective-and-increases-tertiary-care-bed-capacity
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Hussein Zein, Kamran Yusuf, Renee Paul, Derek Kowal, Sumesh Thomas
AIM: Managing capacity at regional facilities caring for sick neonates is increasingly challenging. This study estimated the clinical and economic impact of the elective transfer of stable infants requiring nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) from level three to level two neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) within an established clinical network of five NICUs. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the records of 99 stable infants transferred on NCPAP between two level three NICUs and three level two NICUs in Calgary, Canada, between June 2014 and May 2016...
September 4, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869423/advanced-analyses-of-physiological-signals-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#19
Jacqueline Huvanandana, Cindy Thamrin, Mark Tracy, Murray Hinder, Chinh Nguyen, Alistair L McEwan
Management and monitoring of infants within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) represents a unique challenge. It involves an array of life-threatening diseases, procedures with potentially lifelong impacts, co-morbidities associated with preterm birth and risk of infection from prolonged exposure to the hospital environment. With the integration of monitoring systems and increasing accessibility of high-resolution data, there is a growing interest in the utility of advanced data analyses in predictive monitoring and characterising patterns of disease...
September 4, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852655/four-components-of-pain-management-in-iranian-neonatal-intensive-care-units-the-nurses-and-physicians-viewpoint
#20
Zahra Mohamadamini, Mahboobeh Namnabati, Maryam Marofi, Behzad Barekatein
BACKGROUND: As an important right and a treatment priority, pain management and alleviation can prevent harmful consequences and sever effects to the infant. The aim of this study was to determine the nurses and physicians' viewpoints about assessment, intervention, and evaluation of pain in the infants in the neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). METHODS: The cross-sectional study was performed in census method in the NICUs of educational hospitals with participation of 157 staff in 2015 in Iran...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
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