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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926340/efficacy-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-respiratory-failure-and-pulmonary-hypertension-the-japanese-experience
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Satoshi Suzuki, Hajime Togari, Jim L Potenziano, Michael D Schreiber
OBJECTIVE: To analyze data from a registry of Japanese neonates with hypoxic respiratory failure associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to compare the effectiveness of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) in neonates born <34 weeks vs. ≥34 weeks gestational age (GA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: iNO was administered according to approved Japanese product labeling. Study data were collected before iNO administration and at predefined intervals until discontinuation. RESULTS: A total of 1,114 neonates were included (n=431, <34 weeks GA; n=675, ≥34 weeks GA; n=8, missing age data)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923772/reference-intervals-of-citrated-native-whole-blood-thromboelastography-in-premature-neonates
#2
Mario Motta, Brunetta Guaragni, Elena Pezzotti, Carmen Rodriguez-Perez, Gaetano Chirico
BACKGROUND: Bleeding due to acquired coagulation disorders is a common complication in premature neonates. In this clinical setting, standard coagulation laboratory tests might be unsuitable to investigate the hemostatic function as they reflect the concentration of pro-coagulant proteins but not of anti-coagulant proteins. Thromboelastography (TEG), providing a more complete assessment of hemostasis, may be able to overcome some of these limitations. Unfortunately, experience on the use of TEG in premature neonates is very limited and, in particular in this population, reference ranges of TEG parameters have not been yet evaluated...
September 15, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920512/rhythmic-three-part-harmony-the-complex-interaction-of-maternal-placental-and-fetal-circadian-systems
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Peter J Mark, Rachael C Crew, Michaela D Wharfe, Brendan J Waddell
From the perspective of circadian biology, mammalian pregnancy presents an unusual biological scenario in which an entire circadian system (i.e., that of the fetus) is embodied within another (i.e., that of the mother). Moreover, both systems are likely to be influenced at their interface by a third player, the placenta. Successful pregnancy requires major adaptations in maternal physiology, many of which involve circadian changes that support the high metabolic demands of the growing fetus. A functional role for maternal circadian adaptations is implied by the effects of circadian disruption, which result in pregnancy complications including higher risks for miscarriage, preterm labor, and low birth weight...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919619/comparison-of-serum-bilirubin-with-transcutaneous-bilirubinometry-in-late-preterm-and-term-newborn
#4
N Nahar, M A Mannan, A C Dey, F Ahmed, K A Khan, I Jahan, S K Dey, M Shahidullah
Neonatal jaundice or hyperbilirubinemia is a common occurrence in newborns. It can progress to develop kernicterus unless intervention is initiated. Severity and decision for management are usually based on serum bilirubin which needs blood sampling. Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement is a noninvasive technique and correlates closely with serum bilirubin. This Cross sectional study was done in the Department of Neonatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University from March 2013 to August 2014 to evaluate the transcutaneous bilirubin in comparison to serum bilirubin...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918753/neonatal-intestinal-obstruction-associated-with-situs-inversus-totalis-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Rahul Gupta, Varsha Soni, Prakash Devidas Valse, Ram Babu Goyal, Arun Kumar Gupta, Praveen Mathur
BACKGROUND: The association of neonatal intestinal obstruction with situs inversus totalis is extremely rare with only few cases reported in the literature to date. This association poses dilemmas in management. We present two such cases (of Indian origin), and briefly discuss the pertinent literature and measures to prevent unfavorable outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: a 1-month-old preterm (1300 g) male neonate belonging to Hindu (Indian) ethnicity presented with recurrent bile-stained vomiting, non-passage of stools and epigastric fullness...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901786/effect-of-gestational-age-on-the-epidemiology-of-late-onset-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-a-review
#6
Elsa de 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 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901036/preterm-birth-rates-in-japan-from-1979-to-2014-analysis-of-national-vital-statistics
#7
Soyoko Sakata, Shoko Konishi, Chris Fook Sheng Ng, Chiho Watanabe
AIM: Secular trends of preterm birth in Japan between 1979 and 2014 were examined to determine whether changes could be explained by a shift in the distribution of maternal age at delivery and parity and/or by changes in age-specific preterm birth rates. METHODS: Live birth data for 1979 to 2014 were obtained from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Analyses were limited to singleton children born in Japan (n = 43 632 786). Preterm birth was defined using two cut-offs at < 37 or < 34 weeks of gestation...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891474/late-preterm-birth-and-growth-failure-in-childhood-what-do-we-do-now
#8
Girija Natarajan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887720/early-folic-acid-supplement-initiation-and-risk-of-adverse-early-childhood-respiratory-health-a-population-based-study
#9
Vivian H Alfonso, Gretchen Bandoli, Ondine von Ehrenstein, Beate Ritz
Objectives Folate plays a vital role in biologic functions yet women often do not meet the recommended dietary intake in pregnancy. It has been suggested that high folic acid intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of respiratory diseases in offspring. However, findings from observational studies in human populations are inconclusive. Methods In this population-based study, we collected self-reported folic acid and prenatal vitamin supplement use during pregnancy 3-6 months postpartum from mothers in Los Angeles whose children were born in 2003...
September 8, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880260/barriers-to-enrollment-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-hydrocortisone-for-cardiovascular-insufficiency-in-term-and-late-preterm-newborn-infants
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K L Watterberg, E Fernandez, M C Walsh, W E Truog, B J Stoll, G M Sokol, K A Kennedy, M V Fraga, S S Beauman, B Carper, A Das, A F Duncan, W F Buss, C Gauldin, C B Lacy, P J Sanchez, S Chawla, S Lakshminrusimha, C M Cotten, K P Van Meurs, B B Poindexter, E F Bell, W A Carlo, U Devaskar, M H Wyckoff, R D Higgins
OBJECTIVE: To analyze reasons for low enrollment in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the effect of hydrocortisone for cardiovascular insufficiency on survival without neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in term/late preterm newborns. STUDY DESIGN: The original study was a multicenter RCT. Eligibility: ⩾34 weeks' gestation, <72 h old, mechanically ventilated, receiving inotrope. Primary outcome was NDI at 2 years; infants with diagnoses at high risk for NDI were excluded...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874190/functional-changes-in-hippocampal-synaptic-signaling-in-offspring-survivors-of-a-mouse-model-of-intrauterine-inflammation
#11
Melissa H Kelley, Wendy W Wu, Jun Lei, Michael McLane, Han Xie, Kyle D Hart, Leonardo Pereira, Irina Burd, James Maylie
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that exposure to intrauterine inflammation causes acute fetal brain injury and is linked to a spectrum of neurobehavioral disorders. In a rodent model of intrauterine inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exposure in utero, activated microglia can be detected in the hippocampus of offspring survivors, as late as 60 days postnatal (DPN). Given that the hippocampus is important for learning and memory, these results suggest that in utero inflammation underlies long-term cognitive deficits observed in children/survivors...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866616/antenatal-betamethasone-prevented-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-late-preterm-infants
#12
Helen Moore, Vikranth Venugopalan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858132/a-retrospective-study-on-the-effects-of-exclusive-donor-human-milk-feeding-in-a-short-period-after-birth-on-morbidity-and-growth-of-preterm-infants-during-hospitalization
#13
Eun Jeong Kim, Na Mi Lee, Sung-Hoon Chung
The risks and benefits of feeding preterm formula (PF) versus donor human milk (DHM) in preterm infants are uncertain, and studies evaluating the efficacy of DHM to the morbidities and growth of preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit are confused by the need for milk fortification. We aimed to determine and compare the outcome of short-term morbidities in neonatal intensive care unit and growth between premature infants fed exclusively DHM only until a volume of 130 mL/kg/d of enteral feeding was achieved and infants fed with a PF mix after birth...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858070/anti-tnf-%C3%AE-use-during-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-moderate-severe-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-the-risk-of-preterm-birth-and-low-birth-weight
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Heidi Kammerlander, Jan Nielsen, Torben Knudsen, Jens Kjeldsen, Sonia Friedman, Bente Mertz Nørgård
BACKGROUND: Little knowledge exists about the association between anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF-α) therapy for inflammatory bowel disease during late pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. We aimed to examine whether treatment with anti-TNF-α during the third trimester affected preterm birth and low birth weight (LBW), compared with women who discontinued anti-TNF-α therapy before the third trimester. METHODS: We identified a nationwide cohort of 219 women treated with anti-TNF-α during the pregnancy period and reviewed the medical records to extract clinical details...
August 29, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857251/hospital-admission-for-hyperemesis-gravidarum-in-women-at-increased-risk-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth
#15
Ira Kleine, Ana Da Silva, Wafaa Ahmed, Frida Forya, Sara M Whitten, Anna L David, Catherine P James
BACKGROUND: Progesterone administration prevents spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) in women at increased risk. Progesterone concentration is lower in women with subsequent sPTB. Conversely, high concentrations of progesterone are implicated in the pathogenesis of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). We hypothesized that women at increased risk of sPTB or spontaneous late miscarriage would be less likely to have a diagnosis of HG. To explore this hypothesis, we compared the incidence of HG in women at increased risk of sPTB and women with no identifiable risk factors...
August 30, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856635/umbilical-serum-copper-status-and-neonatal-birth-outcomes-a-prospective-cohort-study
#16
Zhijuan Li, Chunmei Liang, Kun Huang, Shuangqin Yan, Ruiwen Tao, Jie Sheng, Weijun Pan, Xun Xia, Yiran Tao, Haiyun Xiang, Jiahu Hao, Beibei Zhu, Qunan Wang, Peng Zhu, Shilu Tong, Fangbiao Tao
Our study aimed to assess the distribution of copper (Cu) in umbilical cord serum and estimated the association between umbilical serum Cu status and neonatal birth outcomes in a Chinese population. Through the Ma'anShan Birth Cohort Study, 2689 maternal-singleton pairs with detailed birth records and available serum samples were identified. The tertile levels of ln-transformed Cu were used to define low, medium, and high levels for serum Cu. The median for umbilical cord serum Cu was 298.2 μg/L with a range of 123...
August 31, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854519/isolated-neonatal-mri-punctate-white-matter-lesions-in-very-preterm-neonates-and-quality-of-life-at-school-age
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C Arberet, M Proisy, J L Fausser, M Curt, P Bétrémieux, C Tréguier, C Rozel, P Pladys
OBJECTIVE: To study the quality of life at school age of very preterm infants presenting isolated punctate periventricular white matter lesions (IPWL) on late-preterm or term magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: In 1996-2000, 16 of the 131 very preterm neonates explored by MRI were found to have IPWL. At the age of 9-14, 12 children from the IPWL group were compared with 54 children born preterm but with a normal MRI (no lesion). Quality of life (Health Status Classification System Pre School questionnaire), school performance, and motor outcome were investigated...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854514/reduction-in-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and%C3%A2-improved-outcomes-in-preterm-infants-following-routine-supplementation-with%C3%A2-lactobacillus-gg-in-combination-with%C3%A2-bovine-lactoferrin
#18
M P Meyer, T Alexander
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants remain at high risk of adverse outcomes following necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and late onset sepsis (LOS). Meta-analysis of randomized trials has indicated a reduction in severe NEC following use of probiotics and bovine lactoferrin (LF). Overall, however, uncertainty remains over which probiotic, or combination to use. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of severe NEC and LOS before and after routine supplementation with Lactobacillus GG (LGG) and LF...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853418/executive-function-and-academic-outcomes-in-children-who-were-extremely-preterm
#19
Danielle S Costa, Débora M Miranda, Alice C Burnett, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Y Cheong, Peter J Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive and behavioral impairments of children born extremely preterm (EP) (<28 weeks' gestation) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) (<1000 g) may change with age. We assessed the individual stability of behavioral executive function (EF) from 8 to 18 years of age in children born EP or ELBW and their academic outcomes. METHODS: Participants comprised 180 children born EP or ELBW from a large geographic cohort. We investigated the frequency of 4 developmental groups (persistent, remitting, late-onset, and typical development) on the basis of dichotomized scores (typical versus elevated) at ages 8 and 18 years in 2 indices (the Behavioral Regulation Index [BRI] and the Metacognition Index [MCI]) of the parental form of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function...
September 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838007/role-of-early-pulmonary-hypertension-as-a-risk-factor-for-late-pulmonary-hypertension-in-extremely-preterm-infants
#20
Dinushan C Kaluarachchi, Kaitlin M Woo, Tarah T Colaizy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
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