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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918395/non-invasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-preterm-infants-a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Daniel Klotz, Hendryk Schneider, Stefan Schumann, Benjamin Mayer, Hans Fuchs
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) has recently been described as a novel mode of respiratory support for premature infants. This study was designed to determine whether nHFOV decreases CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) in premature infants more effectively than non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). DESIGN: Non-blinded prospective randomised controlled cross-over study. SETTING: University Medical Center tertiary neonatal intensive care unit...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918254/permissive-role-for-mglu1-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-excitotoxic-retinal-degeneration
#2
Francesca Liberatore, Domenico Bucci, Giada Mascio, Michele Madonna, Paola Di Pietro, Martina Beneventano, Alda Maria Puliti, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Maria Rosaria Romano
Neuroprotection is an unmet need in eye disorders characterized by retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death, such as prematurity-induced retinal degeneration, glaucoma, and age- related macular degeneration. In all these disorders excitotoxicity is a prominent component of neuronal damage, but clinical data discourage the development of NMDA receptor antagonists as neuroprotectants. Here, we show that activation of mGlu1 metabotropic glutamate receptors largely contributes to excitotoxic degeneration of RGCs. Mice at postnatal day 9 were challenged with a toxic dose of monosodium glutamate (MSG, 3 g/kg), which caused the death of >70% of Brn-3a(+) RGCs...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917833/values-based-shared-decision-making-in-the-antenatal-period
#3
REVIEW
Stephanie K Kukora, Renee D Boss
Despite advances in life-saving technology for critically ill neonates, challenges continue to arise for infants delivered with extreme prematurity, congenital anomalies, and genetic conditions that exceed the limits of currently available interventions. In these situations, parents are forced to make cognitively and emotionally difficult decisions, in discussion with a neonatologist, regarding how aggressively to provide supportive measures at the time of delivery and at what point burdens of therapy outweigh benefits...
September 13, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917582/preterm-pre-eclampsia-what-every-neonatologist-should-know
#4
REVIEW
Lisa Story, Lucy C Chappell
Although pre-eclampsia affects 5-10% of pregnancies globally and is responsible for substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, currently there is no cure other than delivery of the baby. Predictive screening tests based on clinical risk factors, with or without the addition of biomarkers and imaging, have been developed, but adoption into clinical practice is limited by suboptimal test performance. Once established pre-eclampsia is diagnosed, a woman is usually managed expectantly prior to 37weeks' gestation to reduce perinatal morbidity and mortality associated with iatrogenic prematurity until maternal or fetal triggers for delivery mean that risks of pregnancy prolongation outweigh the benefits...
September 13, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917547/growth-of-the-new-thumb-metacarpal-after-pollicization-for-thumb-hypoplasia
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Michael A Tonkin, Nathan D Trist, Dirk J van der Spuy, Albert Yoon, Harvinder P Singh, Richard D Lawson
PURPOSE: To investigate the radiographic length and width of the new thumb metacarpal in relation to the middle finger proximal phalanx; to assess the incidence of premature physeal closure of the new metacarpal; and to consider whether there is a relationship between growth characteristics and the presence of union or nonunion of the new trapezium to the retained index finger metacarpal base. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty pollicizations were assessed with preoperative or immediate postoperative radiographs and follow-up radiographs to establish the growth characteristics of the new thumb metacarpal...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916563/incidence-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-rop-and-rop-treatment-in-switzerland-2006-2015-a-population-based-analysis
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Roland Gerull, Viviane Brauer, Dirk Bassler, Bernard Laubscher, Riccardo E Pfister, Mathias Nelle, Béatrice Müller, Christina Gerth-Kahlert, Mark Adams
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a severe complication of preterm birth and can lead to severe visual impairment or even blindness if untreated. The incidence of ROP requiring treatment is increasing in some developed countries in conjunction with higher survival rates at the lower end of gestational age (GA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The incidence of ROP and severe ROP (sROP) requiring treatment in Switzerland was analysed using the SwissNeoNet registry...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916522/viral-infection-sensitizes-human-fetal-membranes-to-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide-by-mertk-inhibition-and-inflammasome-activation
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Sarah N Cross, Julie A Potter, Paulomi Aldo, Ja Young Kwon, Mary Pitruzzello, Mancy Tong, Seth Guller, Carla V Rothlin, Gil Mor, Vikki M Abrahams
Chorioamnionitis, premature rupture of fetal membranes (FMs), and subsequent preterm birth are associated with local infection and inflammation, particularly IL-1β production. Although bacterial infections are commonly identified, other microorganisms may play a role in the pathogenesis. Because viral pandemics, such as influenza, Ebola, and Zika, are becoming more common, and pregnant women are at increased risk for associated complications, this study evaluated the impact that viral infection had on human FM innate immune responses...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916311/lenalidomide-maintenance-after-first-line-therapy-for-high-risk-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-cllm1-final-results-from-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-3-study
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Anna Maria Fink, Jasmin Bahlo, Sandra Robrecht, Othman Al-Sawaf, Ali Aldaoud, Holger Hebart, Kathleen Jentsch-Ullrich, Steffen Dörfel, Kirsten Fischer, Clemens-Martin Wendtner, Thomas Nösslinger, Paolo Ghia, Francesc Bosch, Arnon P Kater, Hartmut Döhner, Michael Kneba, Karl-Anton Kreuzer, Eugen Tausch, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Matthias Ritgen, Sebastian Böttcher, Barbara Eichhorst, Michael Hallek
BACKGROUND: The combined use of genetic markers and detectable minimal residual disease identifies patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with poor outcome after first-line chemoimmunotherapy. We aimed to assess lenalidomide maintenance therapy in these high-risk patients. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, phase 3 study (CLLM1; CLL Maintenance 1 of the German CLL Study Group), patients older than 18 years and diagnosed with immunophenotypically confirmed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with active disease, who responded to chemoimmunotherapy 2-5 months after completion of first-line therapy and who were assessed as having a high risk for an early progression with at least a partial response after four or more cycles of first-line chemoimmunotherapy, were eligible if they had high minimal residual disease levels or intermediate levels combined with an unmutated IGHV gene status or TP53 alterations...
September 12, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916173/a-new-anatomical-view-on-the-vector-cardiogram-the-mean-temporal-spatial-isochrones
#9
Peter M van Dam
AIM: This proof of principle study aims to show the direct relationship between cardiac anatomy and the mean cardiac activation path as captured by the 12 lead ECG derived mean temporal-spatial isochrones (mean TSI) path. METHODS: To obtain the mean TSI signal a vector cardiographic (VCG) signal is constructed from the 12 lead ECG. The construction of the VCG signal uses a model of the heart and torso with patient specific electrode extracted from a 3D photo. The propagation of the activation through the heart is captured by estimating the mean of a cardiac activation isochrone using this VCG signal...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915887/professional-fulfillment-and-parenting-work-life-balance-in-female-physicians-in-basic-sciences-and-medical-research-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey-of-all-80-medical-schools-in-japan
#10
Yuka Yamazaki, Takanori Uka, Eiji Marui
BACKGROUND: In Japan, the field of Basic Sciences encompasses clinical, academic, and translational research, as well as the teaching of medical sciences, with both an MD and PhD typically required. In this study, it was hypothesized that the characteristics of a Basic Sciences career path could offer the professional advancement and personal fulfillment that many female medical doctors would find advantageous. Moreover, encouraging interest in Basic Sciences could help stem shortages that Japan is experiencing in medical fields, as noted in the three principal contributing factors: premature resignation of female clinicians, an imbalance of female physicians engaged in research, and a shortage of medical doctors in the Basic Sciences...
September 15, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915869/frequency-and-genotypes-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-in-patients-attending-the-obstetrics-and-gynecology-clinics-in-jalisco-mexico-and-correlation-with-sociodemographic-behavioral-and-biological-factors
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Néstor Casillas-Vega, Rayo Morfín-Otero, Santos García, Jorge Llaca-Díaz, Eduardo Rodríguez-Noriega, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Ma de la Merced Ayala-Castellanos, Héctor J Maldonado-Garza, Jesús Ancer-Rodríguez, Guadalupe Gallegos-Ávila, Alberto Niderhauser-García, Elvira Garza-González
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis is the causative agent of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and genotypes of C. trachomatis in patients attending an obstetrics and gynecology clinic in Jalisco, Mexico and correlates them with sociodemographic, behavioral, and biological factors. METHODS: C. trachomatis detection was performed in endocervical samples from 662 patients by direct fluorescence assay (DFA) and two PCR assays that amplified the phospholipase D endonuclease superfamily protein (PLDESP) and OmpA genes...
September 15, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915528/-antenatal-steroid-therapy-in-threatened-premature-birth-state-of-the-art
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Dimitra Stavropoulou, Roland Hentschel
The aim of this work is to provide an overview of the recommendations in the current literature for the induction of lung maturation therapy. In particular, special attention is focused on specific situations, such as chorioamnionitis, intrauterine growth retardation and preeclampsia, which often lead to premature birth. Additionally, some aspects of antenatal steroid therapy, despite its widespread use, still require clarification. Among them is the repetitive administration of steroid therapy. On the basis of the Cochrane analysis of 2015, advantages and disadvantages for children and pregnant women are explained...
September 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915423/premature-psychotherapy-termination-in-an-outpatient-treatment-program-for-personality-disorders-a-survival-analysis
#13
Dominick Gamache, Claudia Savard, Sophie Lemelin, Alexandre Côté, Evens Villeneuve
OBJECTIVE: Psychological treatment for patients with personality disorders (PD) is plagued with a high proportion of early dropouts, and attempts to identify risk factors for attrition have generated very few conclusive results. The purpose of the present study is to identify significant predictors of early treatment termination in a long-term psychotherapy program for PD. METHODS: Data was retrospectively retrieved from 174 files of patients who began long-term psychotherapy in an outpatient treatment program in Quebec City, Canada...
August 9, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915160/current-insights-in-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Karen Schreiber, Massimo Radin, Savino Sciascia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined as the association of thrombotic events and/or obstetric morbidity in patients persistently positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). In this review, we will highlight the most important clinical presentations of APS with a focus on the obstetric morbidity, the current management strategies and the outlook for the future. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of aspirin and heparin has improved the pregnancy outcome in obstetric APS and approximately 70% of pregnant women with APS have a successful pregnancy outcome...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915132/clinical-update-regarding-general-anesthesia-associated-neurotoxicity-in-infants-and-children
#15
M Ruth Graham
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a warning stating that 'repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect the development of children's brains' (www.fda.gov/ucm582356.htm). The goal of this article is to review the most recent clinical studies which provide evidence that these concerns may be overstated for the majority of healthy young children who require surgery and anesthesia...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915122/understanding-fetal-factors-that-contribute-to-preterm-birth-sj%C3%A3-gren-larsson-syndrome-as-a-model
#16
Pippa Staps, Marije Hogeveen, Joris Fuijkschot, Joris van Drongelen, Michèl A A P Willemsen
AIM: Preterm birth is the world's leading cause of neonatal death. Unfortunately, the pathophysiology of preterm birth remains poorly understood. Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a rare, neurometabolic disorder caused by a fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency. A majority of patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is born preterm. METHODS: Data of all known Dutch patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome and all cases reported in literature were analyzed to learn from preterm birth in context of this rare disease...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914956/ischemic-femoral-head-osteonecrosis-in-a-piglet-model-causes-three-dimensional-decrease-in-acetabular-coverage
#17
Vidyadhar V Upasani, Megan E Jeffords, Christine L Farnsworth, David Padilla, Nick Lopreiato, Olumide O Aruwajoye, Harry K W Kim
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) is a childhood form of ischemic osteonecrosis marked by development of severe femoral head deformity and premature osteoarthritis. The pathogenesis of femoral head deformity has been studied extensively using a piglet model of ischemic osteonecrosis, however accompanying acetabular changes have not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to determine if acetabular changes accompany femoral head deformity in a well-established piglet model of LCPD and to define the acetabular changes using 3 dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) and modeling...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914955/alcohol-related-mortality-in-patients-with-psoriasis-a-population-based-cohort-study
#18
Rosa Parisi, Roger T Webb, Matthew J Carr, Kieran J Moriarty, C Elise Kleyn, Christopher E M Griffiths, Darren M Ashcroft
Importance: People diagnosed with psoriasis have an increased risk of premature mortality, but the underlying reasons for this mortality gap are unclear. Objective: To investigate whether patients with psoriasis have an elevated risk of alcohol-related mortality. Design, Setting, and Participants: An incident cohort of patients with psoriasis aged 18 years and older was delineated for 1998 through 2014 using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and linked to Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and Office for National Statistics (ONS) mortality records...
September 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914870/-shunt-induced-craniosynostosis-topicality-of-the-problem-choice-of-the-approach-and-features-of-surgical-treatment
#19
S A Kim, G V Letyagin, V E Danilin, A A Sysoeva
RATIONALE: Shunt-induced craniosynostosis is one of the late complications of CSF shunting surgery, which affects the patient's condition, clinical picture, and treatment approach. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the prevalence rate and clinical significance of this disease, define the indications for surgery, and choose the optimal surgical approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 59 children with shunt system dysfunction, aged 1 to 14 years, who were treated at the Department in the period from 2014 to 2016...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914735/palliative-care-in-neuromuscular-diseases
#20
Marianne de Visser, David J Oliver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness. Neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) are characterized by progressive muscle weakness, leading to pronounced and incapacitating physical disabilities. Most NMDs are not amenable to curative treatment and would thus qualify for palliative care. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a relentlessly progressive disease, which leads to death about 2 years after onset due to respiratory muscle weakness...
September 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
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