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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916815/changes-in-biochemical-parameters-of-the-calcium-phosphorus-homeostasis-in-relation-to-nutritional-intake-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Viola Christmann, Charlotte J W Gradussen, Michelle N Körnmann, Nel Roeleveld, Johannes B van Goudoever, Arno F J van Heijst
Preterm infants are at significant risk to develop reduced bone mineralization based on inadequate supply of calcium and phosphorus (Ca-P). Biochemical parameters can be used to evaluate the nutritional intake. The direct effect of nutritional intake on changes in biochemical parameters has not been studied. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of Ca-P supplementation on biochemical markers as serum (s)/urinary (u) Ca and P; alkaline phosphatase (ALP); tubular reabsorption of P (TrP); and urinary ratios for Ca/creatinin (creat) and P/creatinin in Very-Low-Birth-Weight infants on Postnatal Days 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 14...
November 29, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914518/delta-6-desaturase-activity-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-preterm-infants
#2
Nobuhiko Nagano, Tomoo Okada, Kazunori Kayama, Shigeharu Hosono, Yohei Kitamura, Shigeru Takahashi
Term neonates have high delta-6 desaturase (D6D) activity, which is important for regulating polyunsaturated fatty acid's (PUFA) nutritional status. The aim was to investigate D6D activity in preterm infants and its postnatal changes. Forty-three appropriate-for-gestational-age infants were included. PUFA in red blood cells was analyzed at birth and at one, six, and 12 months of age. D6D activity was estimated by 20:3n-6/18:2n-6 ratio. At birth, preterm infants had D6D activity as high as that of term infants; D6D activity declined to about one-third at one month, then further decreased to about one-sixth at six months and remained stable until 12 months...
December 2016: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902988/smell-and-taste-to-improve-nutrition-in-very-preterm-infants-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
#3
Friederike Beker, Gillian Opie, Elizabeth Noble, Yannan Jiang, Frank H Bloomfield
BACKGROUND: The perception of smell and taste, though present early in development, is not routinely considered in the care of preterm infants. Smell and taste are known to increase gut motility, insulin secretion, and the release of appetite, digestive and metabolic hormones. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effect of regular smell and taste on the time from birth to full enteral feeds, and the feasibility of the study protocol in very preterm infants. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, infants <29 weeks' postmenstrual age (PA) were assigned to receive either the smell and taste of milk before each feed or to have no exposure to the smell and taste of milk (control)...
December 1, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902503/bedside-placement-of-the-postpyloric-tube-in-infants
#4
Patricia Clifford, Elizabeth Ely, Lauren Heimall
BACKGROUND: Patients in the neonatal intensive care unit are a vulnerable population with specific nutritional requirements, which include increased protein and caloric needs for adequate growth. Some infants cannot tolerate gastric feeds and need to have postpyloric feeds to grow. Placement of a postpyloric tube can be done by gastric insufflation. Gastric insufflation is a technique where air is inserted into the stomach as a nasogastric tube is advanced through the pylorus to the duodenum...
November 29, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866210/body-composition-in-very-preterm-infants-role-of-neonatal-characteristics-and-nutrition-in-achieving-growth-similar-to-term-infants
#5
Geneviève Tremblay, Christine Boudreau, Sylvie Bélanger, Odette St-Onge, Etienne Pronovost, David Simonyan, Isabelle Marc
BACKGROUND: The identification of factors involved in the postnatal growth of preterm infants will help achieve growth similar to that of term infants. OBJECTIVES: As per protocol: to compare body composition in very preterm infants at term-corrected age (TCA) with that in term infants, and to explore relationships between neonatal characteristics and body composition in preterm infants. METHODS: Anthropometry, nutritional characteristics, and neonatal outcomes were prospectively collected in 26 preterm (<29 weeks) and 33 term (37-40 weeks) infants...
November 19, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864335/effects-of-maternal-obesity-on-placental-function-and-fetal-development
#6
Kristy R Howell, Theresa Powell
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and pregnancies in obese mothers have increased risk for complications including gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, preterm birth and caesarian section. Children born to obese mothers are at increased risk of obesity and metabolic disease and are susceptible to develop neuropsychiatric and cognitive disorders. Changes in placental function not only play a critical role in the development of pregnancy complications but may also be involved in linking maternal obesity to long-term health risks in the infant...
November 18, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862266/the-early-postnatal-nutritional-intake-of-preterm-infants-affected-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-differently-in-boys-and-girls-at-24-months
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Viola Christmann, Nel Roeleveld, Reina Visser, Anjo J W M Janssen, Jolanda J C M Reuser, Johannes B van Goudoever, Arno F J van Heijst
AIM: his study assessed whether increased amino acid and energy intake in preterm infants during the first week of life was associated with improved neurodevelopment at the corrected age (CA) of 24 months. METHODS: We evaluated preterm infants from two consecutive cohorts in 2004 (Cohort 1) and 2005 (Cohort 2) with different nutritional intakes in The Netherlands. Nutritional intake and growth was recorded until week five and after discharge. Neurodevelopment was determined using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development - Second Edition at a CA of 24 months...
November 12, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844483/golden-60%C3%A2-minutes-of-newborn-s-life-part-1-preterm-neonate
#8
Deepak Sharma
"Golden 60 minutes "or "Golden Hour" is defined as the first hour of the newborn after birth. This hour includes resuscitation care, transport to nursery from place of birth and course in nursery. The concept of "Golden hour" includes evidence based interventions that are done in the first 60 min of postnatal life for the better long term outcome of the preterm newborn especially extreme premature, extreme low birth weight and very low birth weight. The evidence shows that the concept of "Golden 60 minutes" leads to reduction in neonatal complications like hypothermia, hypoglycemia, intraventricular hemorrhage, chronic lung disease and retinopathy of prematurity...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843119/potential-nutrients-for-preventing-or-treating-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#9
REVIEW
Liya Ma, Ping Zhou, Josef Neu, Hung-Chih Lin
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a frequent complication occurring in extremely preterm infants. Despite recent advances in newborn medicine, the incidence of BPD does not appear to have changed markedly, and specific treatments and prevention strategies are still lacking. Nutrition plays an important role in normal lung development and maturation. Malnutrition may delay somatic growth and new alveoli development, thus aggravating pulmonary injury involved in the pathogenesis of BPD. However, few nutrients have been investigated for their potential to mitigate the pathogenesis of BPD...
September 15, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842958/mortality-related-factors-in-gastroschisis-a-jamaican-perspective
#10
Sarah G Marshall Niles, Kathryn Mitchell-Fearon, Mitchell I Gill, Claudine J DeSouza, Ian C Fearon, Colin A Abel, Brian A James, Noel J McLennon
OBJECTIVE: To determine the mortality rate of patients treated with gastroschisis at a Jamaican pediatric hospital, and to identify factors that contribute significantly to mortality. METHODS: Eighty-five patients were treated with gastroschisis between November 1, 2006 and November 30, 2015. Of these, 80 records were recovered and reviewed retrospectively. Records were analyzed for maternal and patient characteristics, and details of the clinical course. Death during admission was the primary outcome measure...
October 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836421/human-milk-is-the-feeding-strategy-to-prevent-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#11
REVIEW
Diana Maffei, Richard J Schanler
Human milk is the preferred diet for preterm infants as it protects against a multitude of NICU challenges, specifically necrotizing enterocolitis. Infants who receive greater than 50% of mother's own milk (MOM) in the 2 weeks after birth have a significantly decreased risk of NEC. An additional factor in the recent declining rates of NEC is the increased utilization of donor human milk (DHM). This creates a bridge until MOM is readily available, thus decreasing the exposure to cow milk protein. Preterm infants are susceptible to NEC due to the immaturity of their gastrointestinal and immune systems...
November 8, 2016: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836286/acylcarnitine-profiles-reflect-metabolic-vulnerability-for-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-newborns-born-premature
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Karl G Sylvester, Zachary J Kastenberg, R Larry Moss, Gregory M Enns, Tina M Cowan, Gary M Shaw, David K Stevenson, Tiffany J Sinclair, Curt Scharfe, Kelli K Ryckman, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between newborn acylcarnitine profiles and the subsequent development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) with the use of routinely collected newborn screening data in infants born preterm. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with the use of discharge records for infants born preterm admitted to neonatal intensive care units in California from 2005 to 2009 who had linked state newborn screening results. A model-development cohort of 94 110 preterm births from 2005 to 2008 was used to develop a risk-stratification model that was then applied to a validation cohort of 22 992 births from 2009...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832763/a-comparison-of-intestinal-microbiota-in-a-population-of-low-risk-infants-exposed-and-not-exposed-to-intrapartum-antibiotics-the-baby-microbiota-of-the-intestine-cohort-study-protocol
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Julia Simioni, Eileen K Hutton, Elizabeth Gunn, Alison C Holloway, Jennifer C Stearns, Helen McDonald, Andrea Mousseau, Jonathan D Schertzer, Elyanne M Ratcliffe, Lehana Thabane, Michael G Surette, Katherine M Morrison
BACKGROUND: The intestinal microbiota influences metabolic, nutritional, and immunologic processes and has been associated with a broad range of adverse health outcomes including asthma, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Early life exposures may alter the course of gut microbial colonization leading to differences in metabolic and immune regulation throughout life. Although approximately 50 % of low-risk full-term infants born in Canada are exposed to intrapartum antibiotics, little is known about the influence of this common prophylactic treatment on the developing neonatal intestinal microbiota...
November 10, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832232/growth-lung-function-and-physical-activity-in-schoolchildren-who-were-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
#14
Aline Dill Winck, João Paulo Heinzmann-Filho, Deise Schumann, Helen Zatti, Rita Mattiello, Marcus Herbert Jones, Renato Tetelbom Stein
Objective: To compare somatic growth, lung function, and level of physical activity in schoolchildren who had been very-low-birth-weight preterm infants (VLBWPIs) or normal-birth-weight full-term infants. Methods: We recruited two groups of schoolchildren between 8 and 11 years of age residing in the study catchment area: those who had been VLBWPIs (birth weight < 1,500 g); and those who had been normal-birth-weight full-term infants (controls, birth weight ≥ 2,500 g)...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812519/in-depth-medical-nutrition-therapy-for-a-woman-with-diabetes-from-pregnancy-to-delivery
#15
Miyoung Jang, Dal Lae Ju, MeeRa Kweon, Misun Park
Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with higher rates of miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, and fetal malformation. To prevent these obstetric and perinatal complications, women with diabetes have to control levels of blood sugar, both prior to and during pregnancy. Thus, individualized medical nutrition therapy for each stage of pregnancy is essential. We provided in-depth medical nutrition therapy to a 38-year-old pregnant woman with diabetes at all stages of pregnancy up to delivery. She underwent radiation therapy after surgery for breast cancer and was diagnosed with diabetes...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806978/new-body-composition-reference-charts-for-preterm-infants
#16
Ellen W Demerath, William Johnson, Bridget A Davern, Christina G Anderson, Jeffrey S Shenberger, Sonya Misra, Sara E Ramel
BACKGROUND: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that nutritional management of the preterm infant should aim to achieve body composition that replicates the in utero fetus, but intrauterine body composition reference charts for preterm infants are lacking. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to create body composition reference curves for preterm infants that approximate the body composition of the in utero fetus from 30 to 36 wk of gestation. DESIGN: A total of 223 ethnically diverse infants born at 30 + 0 to 36 + 6 wk of gestation were enrolled...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802277/risk-factors-for-childhood-stunting-in-137-developing-countries-a-comparative-risk-assessment-analysis-at-global-regional-and-country-levels
#17
Goodarz Danaei, Kathryn G Andrews, Christopher R Sudfeld, Günther Fink, Dana Charles McCoy, Evan Peet, Ayesha Sania, Mary C Smith Fawzi, Majid Ezzati, Wafaie W Fawzi
BACKGROUND: Stunting affects one-third of children under 5 y old in developing countries, and 14% of childhood deaths are attributable to it. A large number of risk factors for stunting have been identified in epidemiological studies. However, the relative contribution of these risk factors to stunting has not been examined across countries. We estimated the number of stunting cases among children aged 24-35 mo (i.e., at the end of the 1,000 days' period of vulnerability) that are attributable to 18 risk factors in 137 developing countries...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801820/a-comparison-of-nutritional-antioxidant-content-in-breast-milk-donor-milk-and-infant-formulas
#18
Corrine Hanson, Elizabeth Lyden, Jeremy Furtado, Matthew Van Ormer, Ann Anderson-Berry
Human milk is the optimal food for human infants, including infants born prematurely. In the event that a mother of a hospitalized infant cannot provide breast milk, donor milk is considered an acceptable alternative. It is known that the macronutrient composition of donor milk is different than human milk, with variable fat content and protein content. However, much less is known about the micronutrient content of donor milk, including nutritional antioxidants. Samples of breast milk from 12 mothers of infants hospitalized in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit until were collected and analyzed for concentrations of nutritional antioxidants, including α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein + zeaxanthin, retinol, and α-tocopherol...
October 28, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780689/bone-mineral-density-according-to-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-is-associated-with-serial-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-level-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-at-discharge
#19
Jin Lee, Hyun-Kyung Park, Ja Hye Kim, Yun Young Choi, Hyun Ju Lee
BACKGROUND: To examine bone mineral density in extremely low birth weight infants at discharge and investigate whether serial measurements of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and phosphate can predict bone mineralization. METHODS: The individuals were 70 preterm infants. Serum calcium, phosphate, and ALP were measured at weekly intervals during admission in extremely low birth weight infants (mean gestational age, 25.3±2.1 weeks; birth weight, 812.8±141.1 g)...
September 30, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777705/post-discharge-formula-fortification-of-maternal-human-milk-of-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants-an-introduction-of-a-feeding-protocol-in-a-university-hospital
#20
Abeer El Sakka, Mohamed Sami El Shimi, Kareem Salama, Hend Fayez
The objective of this study is to determine the growth parameters and nutritional biochemical markers and complications of fortification of human milk by post discharge formula of preterm very low birth weight newborns (VLBW). Fifty preterm infants less than 37 weeks with weight less than 1500 g were enrolled in the study. They received parental nutrition and feeding according to our protocol. When enteral feeding reached 100 cc/kg/day, infants were randomized into two groups: group I, Cases, n=25, where post discharge formula (PDF) was used for fortification, group II, Controls, n=25 with no fortification...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric Reports
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