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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217680/first-reported-case-of-fetal-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-asia
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Sun-Young Yoon, Hye-Sung Won, Mi-Young Lee, Min Kyong Cho, Euiseok Jung, Ki-Soo Kim, Young-Hwue Kim
Prenatal intervention of severe fetal aortic valve stenosis by ultrasound-guided percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty has been performed to prevent the progression to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and achieve biventricular circulation in neonates. Here we report a case of fetal aortic valvuloplasty prenatally diagnosed with aortic stenosis at 24 weeks of gestation and showed worsening features on a follow-up echocardiography. Prenatal aortic valvuloplasty was performed at 29 weeks of gestation, and was a technical success...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214793/evaluation-of-timing-and-route-of-epinephrine-in-a-neonatal-model-of-asphyxial-arrest
#2
Payam Vali, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Munmun Rawat, Sylvia Gugino, Carmon Koenigsknecht, Justin Helman, William J Jusko, Bobby Mathew, Sara Berkelhamer, Jayasree Nair, Myra H Wyckoff, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine administered by low umbilical venous catheter (UVC) or endotracheal tube (ETT) is indicated in neonates who fail to respond to positive pressure ventilation and chest compressions at birth. Pharmacokinetics of ETT epinephrine via fluid-filled lungs or UVC epinephrine in the presence of fetal shunts is unknown. We hypothesized that epinephrine administered by ETT or low UVC results in plasma epinephrine concentrations and rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) similar to right atrial (RA) epinephrine...
February 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212839/incidence-and-prognosis-of-nosocomial-infection-after-recovering-of-cardiac-arrest-in-children
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Andrés Fernández, Ana Solís, Paloma Cañete, Jimena Del Castillo, Javier Urbano, Angel Carrillo, Jesús López-Herce
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the incidence of infection in children who have suffered an in-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) and the association with mortality. METHODS: A retrospective unicenter observational study on a prospective database with children between one month and 16 years old, who have suffered an in-hospital CA was performed. Clinical, analytical and monitorization data, treatment, mortality and cause of death were recorded. RESULTS: 57 children were studied (57...
February 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208844/spectrum-of-factors-triggering-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pih
#4
Visala Sree Jammalamadaga, Philips Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a major cause of maternal and fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity. The aetiology and pathogenesis of PE is yet to be completely understood. Evidence shows that, Endothelial Dysfunction (ED) plays a pivotal role in the genesis of this multi-system disorder that develops in PE and eclampsia. AIM: To determine the circulating levels of factors Malondialdehyde (MDA), Ferric Reducing Ability of Plasma-α (FRAP), Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF-α), sFlt-1, VEGF, PlGF, Nitric Oxide (NO) that influence the ED...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194805/fetal-adaptations-in-insulin-secretion-result-from-high-catecholamines-during-placental-insufficiency
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Sean W Limesand, Paul J Rozance
Placental insufficiency and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) of the fetus affects approximately 8% of all pregnancies and is associated with short- and long-term disturbances in metabolism. In pregnant sheep, experimental models with a small, defective placenta that restricts delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus result in IUGR. Low blood oxygen concentrations increase fetal plasma catecholamine concentrations, which lower fetal insulin concentrations. All of these observations in sheep models with placental insufficiency are consistent with cases of human IUGR...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182674/evaluation-of-altitude-appropriate-reference-ranges-for-neutrophils-in-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Jianhui Wang, Jialin Yu, Juan Fan, Yu He, Wenhui Dong, Zhengli Wang
BACKGROUND: The circulating neutrophil count was commonly believed to be influenced by altitude. At present, neutrophil reference ranges (RRs) for very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates are only available from the sea level and from high altitude. This study aimed to construct RRs for neutrophils in VLBW infants in an intermediate-altitude area and assess its usefulness in evaluation for sepsis. METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective study of 2173 VLBW infants admitted to 20 hospitals in Chongqing in southwest of China with altitude from 1000 to 2600 feet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179905/plasma-levels-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-and-d-dopachrome-tautomerase-show-a-highly-specific-profile-in-early-life
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Thierry Roger, Luregn J Schlapbach, Anina Schneider, Manuela Weier, Sven Wellmann, Patrick Marquis, David Vermijlen, Fred C G J Sweep, Lin Leng, Richard Bucala, Thierry Calandra, Eric Giannoni
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic, constitutively expressed, pro-inflammatory cytokine and an important regulator of immune responses. d-dopachrome tautomerase (DDT), a newly described member of the MIF protein superfamily, shares sequence homology and biological activities with MIF. We recently reported that high expression levels of MIF sustain innate immune responses in newborns. Here, we elected to further characterize age-dependent MIF expression and to define whether DDT shares a similar expression profile with MIF...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170188/endothelial-progenitor-cells-as-prognostic-markers-of-preterm-birth-associated-complications
#8
Mariane Bertagnolli, Anne Monique Nuyt, Bernard Thébaud, Thuy Mai Luu
Preterm birth is associated with alteration of the vascular tree that can result in disease states such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia and retinopathy of prematurity during the neonatal period and emphysema and hypertension in adulthood. Studies have suggested a potential role for endothelial progenitor cells in the pathophysiology of prematurity-related complications involving blood vessels; however, this knowledge has never been synthesized. We conducted a systematic review of the published data to examine the characteristics of endothelial progenitor cells in relation to preterm birth in humans...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168777/tissue-oxygen-saturation-levels-from-fetus-to-neonate
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Mari Mukai, Toshiyuki Uchida, Hiroaki Itoh, Hikaru Suzuki, Masatsugu Niwayama, Naohiro Kanayama
AIM: Oxygen saturation during the term of delivery to the first cry, when fetal circulation dynamically changes, has not yet been examined. The aim of this study was therefore to determine whether the continuous measurement of regional tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2 ) from crowning until 5 min after delivery is possible using fetal tissue oximetry with a sensor attached to the examiner's finger. METHODS: Oxygen saturation levels in fetal cranial tissue between the second stage of delivery to crowning and up to 5 min after delivery were measured using fetal tissue oximetry with a sensor attached to the examiner's finger...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168185/optimal-chest-compression-rate-and-compression-to-ventilation-ratio-in-delivery-room-resuscitation-evidence-from-newborn-piglets-and-neonatal-manikins
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REVIEW
Anne Lee Solevåg, Georg M Schmölzer
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) duration until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) influences survival and neurologic outcomes after delivery room (DR) CPR. High quality chest compressions (CC) improve cerebral and myocardial perfusion. Improved myocardial perfusion increases the likelihood of a faster ROSC. Thus, optimizing CC quality may improve outcomes both by preserving cerebral blood flow during CPR and by reducing the recovery time. CC quality is determined by rate, CC to ventilation (C:V) ratio, and applied force, which are influenced by the CC provider...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162140/the-prevalence-and-effects-of-aspiration-among-neonates-at-the-time-of-discharge
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Emily Karsch, Sharon Y Irving, Brandon S Aylward, William T Mahle
BACKGROUND: Neonates undergoing heart surgery for CHD are at risk for postoperative gastrointestinal complications and aspiration events. There are limited data regarding the prevalence of aspiration after neonatal cardiothoracic surgery; thus, the effects of aspiration events on this patient population are not well understood. This retrospective chart review examined the prevalence and effects of aspiration among neonates who had undergone cardiac surgery at the time of their discharge...
February 6, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161799/comprehensive-analysis-of-the-l-arginine-l-homoarginine-nitric-oxide-pathway-in-preterm-neonates-potential-roles-for-homoarginine-and-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-in-foetal-growth
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Anna Buck, Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Kristine Chobanyan-Jürgens, Sabine Illsinger, Bettina Bohnhorst, Bibiana Beckmann, Erik Hanff, Anibh M Das, Dimitrios Tsikas, Thomas Lücke
L-Arginine (Arg) and L-homoarginine (hArg) are precursors of nitric oxide (NO), a signalling molecule with multiple important roles in human organism. In the circulation of adults, high concentrations of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) and low concentrations of hArg emerged as cardiovascular risk factors. Yet, the importance of the Arg/hArg/NO pathway, especially of hArg and ADMA, in preterm neonates is little understood. We comprehensively investigated the Arg/hArg/NO pathway in 106 healthy preterm infants (51 boys, 55 girls) aged between 23 + 6 and 36 + 1 gestational weeks...
February 4, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157836/continuous-capnography-monitoring-during-resuscitation-in-a-transitional-large-mammalian-model-of-asphyxial-cardiac-arrest
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Praveen Chandrasekharan, Payam Vali, Munmun Rawat, Bobby Mathew, Sylvia F Gugino, Carmon Koenigschnekt, Justin Helman, Jayasree Nair, Sara Berkelhamer, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
BACKGROUND: In neonates requiring chest compression (CC) during resuscitation, neonatal resuscitation program (NRP) recommends against relying on a single feedback device such as end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) or SpO2 to determine return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) until more evidence becomes available. METHODS: We evaluated the role of monitoring ETCO2 during resuscitation in a lamb model of cardiac arrest induced by umbilical cord occlusion (n=21). Lambs were resuscitated as per NRP guidelines...
February 3, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153467/water-balance-in-the-fetus-and-neonate
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REVIEW
Julie B Lindower
Fetal water balance is dependent prenatally on the placental transfer of water from maternal to fetal circulation. Adequate amniotic fluid volume is one indicator of stable fetal status and development. Excessive or less than expected amniotic fluid volume may be a precursor to postnatal morbidity and mortality. Postnatal transition is marked by predictable changes in body water including contraction of extracellular volume and insensible fluid loss, primarily across the skin barrier. The degree to which these occur is determined by gestational and postnatal age...
January 30, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148930/mir-126a-5p-is-involved-in-the-hypoxia-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-neonatal-pulmonary-hypertension
#15
Yan-Ping Xu, Qi He, Zheng Shen, Xiao-Li Shu, Chen-Hong Wang, Jia-Jun Zhu, Li-Ping Shi, Li-Zhong Du
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a clinical syndrome characterized by increased medial and adventitial thickness of the lung vasculature. The underlying mechanisms that regulate the cell phenotype alteration during PPHN remodeling are largely unknown. We randomly selected newborn rats that were exposed to hypoxia (10-12%) or room air for 2 weeks and used a microarray to identify the lung tissue microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in PPHN progression. The role of a key miRNA that affects the endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) in primary cultured rat pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (RPMECs) was investigated...
February 2, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134839/the-road-not-so-travelled-should-measurement-of-vitamin-d-epimers-during-pregnancy-affect-our-clinical-decisions
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Spyridon N Karras, Kalliopi Kotsa, Elena Angeloudi, Pantelis Zebekakis, Declan P Naughton
Observational studies suggest an adverse effect of maternal hypovitaminosis D during pregnancy. However, intervention studies failed to show convincing benefit from vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy. With analytical advances, vitamin D can now be measured in ten forms-including as epimers-which were thought to be biologically inactive, but can critically impair immunoassays. The aim of this commentary is to highlight the potential clinical and analytical significance of vitamin D epimers in the interpretation of vitamin D roles in pregnancy...
January 28, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130338/exosomes-from-pediatric-dilated-cardiomyopathy-patients-modulate-a-pathological-response-in-cardiomyocytes
#17
Xuan Jiang, Juliana Sucharov, Brian L Stauffer, Shelley D Miyamoto, Carmen C Sucharov
Stimulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and β-adrenergic receptors plays an important role in adult heart failure (HF). Despite the demonstrated benefits of RAAS inhibition and β-adrenergic receptor blockade in adult HF patients, no substantial improvement in survival rate has been observed in children with HF. This suggests that the underlying disease mechanism is uniquely regulated in pediatric HF. Here, we show that treatment of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) and neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVMs) with serum from pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients induces pathologic changes in gene expression, which occurs independently of the RAAS and adrenergic systems, suggesting that serum circulating factors play an important role in cardiac remodeling...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126402/long-term-cognitive-effects-of-uridine-treatment-in-a-neonatal-rat-model-of-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#18
Bulent Goren, Aysen Cakir, Busra Ocalan, Sema Serter Kocoglu, Tulin Alkan, Mehmet Cansev, Nevzat Kahveci
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), is the most common brain disorder in neonates during the perinatal period, which, to date, can only be managed to some extent by hypothermia. Uridine is the principal circulating pyrimidine in humans which is utilized as a precursor for membrane phospholipid biosynthesis. Uridine has recently been shown to provide clinical benefit in treatment of Alzheimer's disease due to its involvement in increasing number of brain synapses along with other phospholipid precursors. We previously showed that uridine treatment ameliorated brain damage by reducing apoptosis in a rat model of neonatal HIE...
January 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118945/ro52-autoantibodies-arise-from-self-reactive-progenitors-in-a-mother-of-a-child-with-neonatal-lupus
#19
Joanne H Reed, Miroslaw K Gorny, Liuzhe Li, Timothy Cardozo, Jill P Buyon, Robert M Clancy
The detection of cardiac conduction defects in an 18-24 week old foetus in the absence of structural abnormalities predicts with near certainty the presence of autoantibodies against 60kD and 52kD SSA/Ro in the mother regardless of her health status. Previous studies have emphasized these autoantibodies as key mediators of tissue injury. The aim of this study was to focus on the anti-Ro52 response to determine whether these autoantibodies originate from progenitors that are inherently self-reactive or from B-cells that acquire self-reactivity during an immune response...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102856/the-impact-of-integrated-evaluation-of-hemodynamics-using-targeted-neonatal-echocardiography-with-indices-of-tissue-oxygenation-a-new-approach
#20
Y N Elsayed, R Amer, M M Seshia
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of integrated evaluation of hemodynamics (IEH) using targeted neonatal echocardiography, together with regional tissue oxygenation, fractional oxygen extraction using near-infrared spectroscopy on the management of infants with compromised hemodynamics. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort comparison of two groups of infants with compromised hemodynamics. EPOCH 1: did not undergo IEH (January 2012 to March 2014); EPOCH 2: underwent IEH (April 2014 to December 2015)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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