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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145693/early-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Arne Ohlsson, Sanjay M Aher
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants have low plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO), providing a rationale for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to prevent or treat anaemia and to provide neuro protection and protection against necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Darbepoetin (Darbe) and EPO are currently available ESAs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of ESAs (erythropoietin (EPO) and/or Darbe) initiated early (before eight days after birth) compared with placebo or no intervention in reducing red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, adverse neurological outcomes, and feeding intolerance including necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm and/or low birth weight infants...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145418/testosterone-is-protective-against-impaired-glucose-metabolism-in-male-intrauterine-growth-restricted-offspring
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Suttira Intapad, John Henry Dasinger, Joel M Fahling, Miles A Backstrom, Barbara T Alexander
Placental insufficiency alters the intrauterine environment leading to increased risk for chronic disease including impaired glucose metabolism in low birth weight infants. Using a rat model of low birth weight, we previously reported that placental insufficiency induces a significant increase in circulating testosterone in male intrauterine growth-restricted offspring (mIUGR) in early adulthood that is lost by 12 months of age. Numerous studies indicate testosterone has a positive effect on glucose metabolism in men...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142745/determinants-of-prenatal-anemia-in-ethiopia
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Abera Abay, Haile Woldie Yalew, Amare Tariku, Ejigu Gebeye
Background: Anemia is responsible for 20% of maternal mortality worldwide, and it is associated with premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. In Ethiopia, about 22% of pregnant women are anemic. However, literatures are limited, therefore, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence and associated factors of anemia among pregnant women attending antenatal care (ANC) in Asossa Zone Public Health Institutions, northwest Ethiopia. Methods: A facility based cross-sectional study was conducted from February to March 2016...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142481/rescue-case-of-low-birth-weight-infant-with-acute-hepatic-failure
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Noriki Okada, Yukihiro Sanada, Taizen Urahashi, Yoshiyuki Ihara, Naoya Yamada, Yuta Hirata, Takumi Katano, Kentaro Ushijima, Shinya Otomo, Shujiro Fujita, Koichi Mizuta
We report a case involving a rescued low birth weight infant (LBWI) with acute liver failure. CASE: The patient was 1594 g and 32(3/7) gestational wk at birth. At the age of 11 d, she developed acute liver failure due to gestational alloimmune liver disease. Exchange transfusion and high-dose gamma globulin therapy were initiated, and body weight increased with enteral nutrition. Exchange transfusion was performed a total of 33 times prior to living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141590/health-nutrition-and-development-of-children-born-preterm-and-low-birth-weight-in-rural-rwanda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catherine M Kirk, Jean Claude Uwamungu, Kim Wilson, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Neo Tapela, Peter Niyigena, Christian Rusangwa, Merab Nyishime, Evrard Nahimana, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Christine Mutaganzwa, Eric Ngabireyimana, Francis Mutabazi, Hema Magge
BACKGROUND: As care for preterm and low birth weight (LBW) infants improves in resource-limited settings, more infants are surviving the neonatal period. Preterm and (LBW) infants are at high-risk of nutritional and medical comorbidities, yet little is known about their developmental outcomes in low-income countries. This study evaluated the health, nutritional, and developmental status of preterm/LBW children at ages 1-3 years in Rwanda. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of preterm/LBW infants discharged between October 2011 and October 2013 from a hospital neonatal unit in rural Rwanda...
November 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133318/examining-the-association-between-maternal-atopy-and-birth-outcomes-using-a-retrospective-cohort-in-the-southeastern-region-of-the-usa
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Ayesha Johnson, Thomas Mason, Russell S Kirby, Dennis Ledford, Hamisu M Salihu
OBJECTIVE: To assess birth outcomes in primiparous women with diagnosis of non-asthmatic atopy (NAA). Researchers hypothesised that women with NAA would have reduced the risk of adverse birth outcomes compared with women without NAA. NAA is defined as having allergic rhinitis and/or atopic dermatitis. SETTING: Women were mostly treated in primary care settings in South Carolina, USA. PARTICIPANTS: This is a retrospective cohort study in which participants were identified using a Medicaid database...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132733/enhanced-nutrient-supply-to-very-low-birth-weight-infants-is-associated-with-higher-blood-amino-acid-concentrations-and-improved-growth
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Kenneth Strømmen, Alexander Haag, Sissel J Moltu, Marit B Veierød, Elin W Blakstad, Britt Nakstad, Astrid N Almaas, Kristin Brække, Arild E Rønnestad, Hannelore Daniel, Christian A Drevon, Per O Iversen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Customized nutrient supply is vital to ensure optimal growth among very low birth weight infants (birth weight < 1500 g). The supply of amino acids is especially important due to their impact on protein synthesis and growth. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact of enhanced nutrition on growth, blood concentrations of amino acids, and explore possible associations between amino acid concentrations and common neonatal morbidities. We hypothesized higher amino acids levels and growth velocity among infants on enhanced nutrient supply...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132456/-incidence-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-very-low-birth-weight-and-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-and-risk-factors-for-late-onset-sepsis
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Xiao-Peng Zhao, Wei Zhou, Xu-Fang Li, Yan-Yan Song, Ting-Yan Zhang, Hong Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of late-onset sepsis (LOS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the risk factors for LOS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of all VLBW and ELBW infants who were hospitalized in the NICU between January 2011 and December 2013. According to the presence or absence of LOS, these infants were divided into LOS group and non-LOS group...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132165/ivh-in-vlbw-preterm-babies-therapy-with-recombinant-activated-f-vii
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Matthias Knüpfer, Jenny Ritter, Ferdinand Pulzer, Corinna Gebauer, Nadine Wolf, Anett Bläser, Jens Dreyhaupt, Ulrich Thome
Backround Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) remains a dangerous and frequent complication in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Activated factor VII (aFVII) activates the coagulation cascade and is a potential tool for stopping active bleeding, including limiting the extent of an IVH. This retrospective treatment observation compared data for infants with IVH progression treated with fresh frozen plasma (FFP) alone or with a combination of FFP and aFVII. Methods/Intervention All infants were subject to cranial ultrasonography at least twice daily...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131457/neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-hiv-exposed-but-uninfected-infants-in-the-mother-and-infants-health-study-cape-town-south-africa
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Priscilla E Springer, Amy L Slogrove, Barbara Laughton, Julie A Bettinger, Henriëtte H Saunders, Christopher D Molteno, Mariana Kruger
OBJECTIVES: To compare neurodevelopmental outcomes of HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) and HIV-unexposed uninfected (HUU) infants in a peri-urban South African population. HEU infants living in Africa face unique biological and environmental risks but uncertainty remains regarding their neurodevelopmen-tal outcome. This is partly due to lack of well-matched HUU comparison groups needed to adjust for confounding factors. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of infants enrolled at birth from a low- risk midwife obstetric facility...
November 13, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131125/splanchnic-cerebral-oxygenation-ratio-decreases-during-enteral-feedings-in-anemic-preterm-infants-observations-under-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Katherine Braski, Kimberlee Weaver-Lewis, Manndi Loertscher, Qian Ding, Xiaoming Sheng, Mariana Baserga
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in premature infants. Due to risks with red blood cell transfusions, many anemic infants are not transfused. The implications of this pathophysiologic status, especially at times of increased metabolic demand (enteral feedings), is not well understood. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows for the noninvasive determination of regional oxygen saturations (rSO2) in tissues such as the brain and mesentery, giving insight into their oxygen sufficiency. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that during enteral feedings very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with a hematocrit ≤28% will experience a decrease in splanchnic rSO2 and splanchnic-cerebral oxygenation ratio (SCOR)...
November 8, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130703/nutritional-practices-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-national-survey
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Gerardo Rodríguez-Martínez, Eduardo Narbona, Marcos Linés, María Gormaz, Miguel Sáenz de Pipaón, Ricardo Closa, José Uberos, Carlos Zozaya, María L Couce
BACKGROUND: Significant efforts have been made to improve the nutritional support of very preterm infants. Large surveys may help to know the nutritional practices for preterm infants in neonatal units and identify if they are in line with the current guidelines. METHODS: A multicentre nationwide web-based survey on clinical feeding practices in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants was conducted in tertiary neonatal hospitals that admit infants with a birth weight < 1,500 g and/or a gestational age of < 32 weeks...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130702/-short-medium-and-long-term-benefits-of-human-milk-intake-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Bibiana Chinea Jiménez, Yumana Awad Parada, Antonio Villarino Marín, Miguel Sáenz de Pipaón Marcos
AIM: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of human milk feeding during the first weeks of life in very low birth weight infants on weight gain at discharge, length of hospitalization, postmenstrual age at discharge and nutritional assessment, growth and neurodevelopment at two and five years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Longitudinal study of very-low-birth-weight infants (< 1,500 grams) admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of La Paz University Hospital, from January 1st 2009 to December 31st 2009, followed in the follow-up clinic...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126795/providers-perspectives-of-barriers-experienced-in-maternal-health-care-among-marshallese-women
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Britni L Ayers, Nicola L Hawley, Rachel S Purvis, Sarah J Moore, Pearl A McElfish
PROBLEM: Pacific Islanders are disproportionately burdened by poorer maternal health outcomes with higher rates of pre-term births, low birth weight babies, infant mortality, and inadequate or no prenatal care. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to explore maternal health care providers' perceptions and experiences of barriers in providing care to Marshallese women, and (2) providers perceived barriers of access to care among Marshallese women. This is the first paper to explore perceived barriers to maternal health care among a Marshallese community from maternal health care providers' perspectives in the United States...
November 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124521/successful-peritoneal-dialysis-using-a-percutaneous-tube-for-peritoneal-drainage-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-a-case-report
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Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara, Akira Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in ELBW infants, prognosis is poor for ELBW infants with AKI. Several reports have described successful PD in these infants, but no guideline-based evidence concerning indications for renal replacement therapy in ELBW infants are currently available. Here, we report on our experience with PD in an ELBW infant with AKI resulting from septic shock...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122829/retrospective-cohort-analysis-on-pancreatic-enzyme-substitution-in-very-low-birthweight-infants-with-postnatal-growth-failure
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Julian O Ziegler, Christoph Maas, Wolfgang Bernhard, Joerg Arand, Christian F Poets, Axel R Franz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of pancreatic enzyme substitution (PES) in selected very low birthweight (VLBW) infants with poor postnatal growth despite intensified nutritional support. DESIGN: Retrospective historic cohort study with matched controls. SETTING: Single level III neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS: Infants with a gestational age at birth <32 weeks and birth weight <1500 g born between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2014 (n=26) who received PES for restricted postnatal growth despite intensified enteral nutritional support in comparison with infants matched for birth weight, birth year, gestational and postnatal age (n=52)...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121896/pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain-and-their-effects-on-pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes-a-cohort-study-in-west-sumatra-indonesia
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Hora Soltani, Nur I Lipoeto, Frankie J Fair, Karen Kilner, Y Yusrawati
BACKGROUND: Indonesia has a considerably high incidence of maternal and infant mortality. The country has however been experiencing a social and economic transition, influencing its general population demographics and nutritional status including the state of health and nutrition of pregnant women. This study aimed to explore body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG), and their relationship with pregnancy outcomes in a sample of Indonesian pregnant women. METHODS: This observational cohort study included a total of 607 pregnant women who were recruited in 2010 from maternity clinics in Western Sumatra, Indonesia...
November 9, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120450/apnea-bradycardia-and-desaturation-spells-in-premature-infants-impact-of-a-protocol-for-the-duration-of-spell-free-observation-on-interprovider-variability-and-readmission-rates
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P Chandrasekharan, M Rawat, A M Reynolds, K Phillips, S Lakshminrusimha
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of implementing a protocol to standardize the duration of observation in preterm infants with apnea/bradycardia/desaturation spells before hospital discharge on length of stay (LOS) and readmission rates. STUDY DESIGN: A protocol to standardize the duration of in-hospital observation for preterm infants with apnea, bradycardia and desaturation spells who were otherwise ready for discharge was implemented in December 2013. We evaluated the impact of this protocol on the LOS and readmission rates of very low birth weight infants (VLBW)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119814/acceptability-and-feasibility-of-collecting-psychosocial-data-from-fathers-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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S R Bagge, B Westgate, K Few, P Clarke, A Adlam, J Walsh, M O'Brien
The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and acceptability of collecting outcome data from parents of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and to explore the psychological and social adaptation of fathers. Questionnaires were distributed to 38 parents of VLBW infants and 36 parents of term infants within a hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Field notes were also taken. Parents indicated collecting outcome data in this population was feasible and acceptable, but barriers and difficulties in data collection were identified, particularly for fathers...
September 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119665/adults-who-were-born-preterm-with-a-very-low-birth-weight-reported-a-similar-health-related-quality-of-life-to-their-term-born-peers
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Johan Björkqvist, Petteri Hovi, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Katri Räikkönen, Kati Heinonen, Anna-Liisa Järvenpää, Johan G Eriksson, Sture Andersson, Eero Kajantie
Approximately 1% of European infants are born preterm with a very low birth weight (VLBW) of less than 1,500g and the first babies born at the threshold of viability who received modern neonatal intensive care are now adults. While most live healthy lives, average VLBW adults tend to have more neurodevelopmental disabilities, lower educational achievement and higher rates of chronic conditions (1). Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is defined as a construct of physical, mental and social wellbeing. This article is protected by copyright...
November 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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