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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813414/a-randomized-synbiotic-trial-to-prevent-sepsis-among-infants-in-rural-india
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Pinaki Panigrahi, Sailajanandan Parida, Nimai C Nanda, Radhanath Satpathy, Lingaraj Pradhan, Dinesh S Chandel, Lorena Baccaglini, Arjit Mohapatra, Subhranshu S Mohapatra, Pravas R Misra, Rama Chaudhry, Hegang H Chen, Judith A Johnson, J Glenn Morris, Nigel Paneth, Ira H Gewolb
Sepsis in early infancy results in one million annual deaths worldwide, most of them in developing countries. No efficient means of prevention is currently available. Here we report on a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of an oral synbiotic preparation (Lactobacillus plantarum plus fructooligosaccharide) in rural Indian newborns. We enrolled 4,556 infants that were at least 2,000 g at birth, at least 35 weeks of gestation, and with no signs of sepsis or other morbidity, and monitored them for 60 days...
August 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812000/diagnostic-imaging-features-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Esposito, Rosanna Mamone, Marco Di Serafino, Carmela Mercogliano, Valerio Vitale, Gianfranco Vallone, Patrizia Oresta
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an inflammatory process, characterized by intestinal necrosis of variable extension, leading to perforation, generalized peritonitis and death. The classical pathogenetic theory focuses on mucosal damage related to a stress induced intestinal ischemia leading to mucosal injury and bacterial colonization of the wall. A more recent hypothesis emphasizes the role of immaturity of gastrointestinal and immune system, particularly of the premature, responsible of bowel wall vulnerability and suffering...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770413/escherichia-coli-early-onset-sepsis-trends-over-two-decades
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Natalia Mendoza-Palomar, Milena Balasch-Carulla, Sabina González-Di Lauro, Maria Concepció Céspedes, Antònia Andreu, Marie Antoinette Frick, Maria Ángeles Linde, Pere Soler-Palacin
Escherichia coli early-onset sepsis (EOS) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in neonates, especially in preterm and very low birth weight (VLBW) newborns. The aim of our study was to evaluate potential changes in the clinical and microbiological characteristics of E. coli EOS in our setting. Epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological data from all neonates with proven E. coli EOS from January 1994 to December 2014 were retrospectively collected in a single tertiary care hospital in Barcelona (Spain)...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769143/zonulin-a-potential-marker-of-intestine-injury-in-newborns
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Anna Tarko, Anna Suchojad, Marta Michalec, Małgorzata Majcherczyk, Aniceta Brzozowska, Iwona Maruniak-Chudek
INTRODUCTION: Zonulin (ZO), a new diagnostic biomarker of intestinal permeability, was tested in newborns presenting symptoms of infection and/or inflammation of the gut or being at risk of intestinal pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Serum ZO was assessed in 81 newborns diagnosed with sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), rotavirus infection, and gastroschisis, also in extremely low gestational age babies, and in controls (healthy newborns). ZO concentration was compared to C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) values, leucocyte and platelet count, basic demographic data, and the value of the Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (NTISS)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761638/mean-platelet-volume-and-serum-uric-acid-in-neonatal-sepsis-a-case-control-study
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Mohsen M Shalaby, Ahmad A Sobeih, Waleed E Abdulghany, Eman G Behiry, Yasser M Ismail, Mahmoud A Abd-El-Aziz
BACKGROUND: Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a measure of platelet volume. It reveals the presence of inflammatory burden and disease activity in many diseases. Serum uric acid (SUA) is one of the most important antioxidants in human biological fluids and is responsible for neutralizing > 50% of the free radicals in the human blood. For this reason, it was thought that the antioxidant effects of SUA could increase the life expectancy and/or reduce the incidence of malignancy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of mean platelet volume (MPV) and serum uric acid (SUA) level in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis (NS)...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759393/chorioamnionitis-and-management-of-asymptomatic-infants-%C3%A2-35-weeks-without-empiric-antibiotics
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Amanda I Jan, Rangasamy Ramanathan, Rowena G Cayabyab
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Management of asymptomatic infants ≥35 weeks' gestation born to mothers with chorioamnionitis remains controversial, with many clinicians considering the need for changes to the current guidelines. The study objective was to evaluate the outcomes of asymptomatic chorioamnionitis-exposed neonates without the use of immediate empirical antibiotics. METHODS: A retrospective data review was conducted from May 2008 to December 2014, including asymptomatic infants ≥35 weeks' gestation with a maternal diagnosis of clinical chorioamnionitis...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742677/committee-opinion-no-712-intrapartum-management-of-intraamniotic-infection
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Intraamniotic infection, also known as chorioamnionitis, is an infection with resultant inflammation of any combination of the amniotic fluid, placenta, fetus, fetal membranes, or decidua. Intraamniotic infection is a common condition noted among preterm and term parturients. However, most cases of intraamniotic infection detected and managed by obstetrician-gynecologists or other obstetric care providers will be noted among term patients in labor. Intraamniotic infection can be associated with acute neonatal morbidity, including neonatal pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, and death...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742671/committee-opinion-no-712-summary-intrapartum-management-of-intraamniotic-infection
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(no author information available yet)
Intraamniotic infection, also known as chorioamnionitis, is an infection with resultant inflammation of any combination of the amniotic fluid, placenta, fetus, fetal membranes, or decidua. Intraamniotic infection is a common condition noted among preterm and term parturients. However, most cases of intraamniotic infection detected and managed by obstetrician-gynecologists or other obstetric care providers will be noted among term patients in labor. Intraamniotic infection can be associated with acute neonatal morbidity, including neonatal pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, and death...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737626/perinatal-chikungunya-virus-associated-encephalitis-leading-to-postnatal-onset-microcephaly-and-optic-atrophy
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Regina Ramos, Rafaela Viana, Alessandra Brainer-Lima, Telma Florêncio, Maria Durce Carvalho, Vanessa van Der Linden, Antonio Amorim, Maria Ângela Rocha, Fabíola Medeiros
Chikungunya virus is capable of affecting the nervous system of children and adults. We describe a case of sepsis and encephalitis triggered by this agent in a newborn whose mother developed symptoms of acute infection two days before delivery. Consequently, the infant had severe encephalitis that evolved with postnatal-onset microcephaly, bilateral optic atrophy, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731912/assessing-infant-and-maternal-readiness-for-newborn-discharge
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Ling Jing, Casidhe-Nicole Bethancourt, Thomas McDonagh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review highlights the shift from prescribed length of stay (LOS) to mother-infant dyad readiness as the basis for making discharge decisions for healthy term newborns. We describe the components of readiness that should be considered in making the decision, focusing on infant clinical readiness, and maternal and familial readiness. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996 aimed to protect infants and mothers by establishing a minimum LOS, the American Academy of Pediatrics 2015 policy on newborn discharge acknowledges the shift from LOS-based to readiness-based discharge decision-making...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695270/maternal-use-of-prednisolone-is-unlikely-to-be-associated-with-neonatal-adrenal-suppression-a-single-center-study-of-16-cases
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Leanne de Vetten, Margriet van Stuijvenberg, Ido P Kema, Gianni Bocca
The use of supra-physiological, exogenous corticosteroids in pregnancy may lead to neonatal adrenal suppression. We report on a single-center, case series study carried out between 2006 and 2014, which included all newborns (n = 16) of mothers using prednisolone ≥10 mg/day during pregnancy. Newborns were routinely assessed according to hospital protocol, with follow-up until 6 weeks after birth. We investigated the clinical symptoms and biochemical findings of adrenal suppression occurring in the newborns...
August 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693597/clinical-outcome-and-risk-factors-of-neonatal-sepsis-among-neonates-in-felege-hiwot-referral-hospital-bahir-dar-amhara-regional-state-north-west-ethiopia-2016-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Tilahun Tewabe, Seida Mohammed, Yibeltal Tilahun, Birhanie Melaku, Mequanint Fenta, Tsigiereda Dagnaw, Amare Belachew, Ashagre Molla, Habte Belete
BACKGROUND: Sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates. The risk factors and clinical outcomes of sepsis are poorly understood. Most cases of sepsis occurred mostly within the first week of newborns life related to perinatal risk factors. Late onset sepsis is related to hospital acquired infections which is seen after seven days of age. The purpose of this study was to assess clinical outcome and risk factors of neonatal sepsis in Felege Hiwot referral hospital Bahir Dar, North West Ethiopia...
July 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685301/steroid-use-for-refractory-hypotension-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Jason O Robertson, Cory N Criss, Lily B Hsieh, Niki Matsuko, Josh S Gish, Rodrigo A Mon, Kevin N Johnson, Samir K Gadepalli
PURPOSE: Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of adrenal insufficiency (AI) in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are poorly defined. METHODS: From 2002 to 2016, 155 infants were treated for CDH at our institution. Patients with shock refractory to vasopressors (clinically diagnosed AI) were treated with hydrocortisone (HC). When available, random cortisol levels <10 μg/dL were considered low. Outcomes were compared between groups. RESULTS: Hydrocortisone was used to treat AI in 34% (53/155) of patients...
July 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681433/prevalence-of-positive-direct-antiglobulin-test-and-clinical-outcomes-in-surinamese-newborns-from-d-negative-women
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Rens Zonneveld, Margriet Lamers, Henk Schonewille, Anneke Brand, Humphrey H H Kanhai, Wilco C W R Zijlmans
BACKGROUND: In low-resource countries, screening for D antibodies to detect pregnancies at risk for hemolytic disease of the newborn is not routine practice. Retrospective data showed that 5.5% of Surinamese newborns of D-negative women had a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT), indicating the presence of maternal antibodies against fetal antigens. Here, the frequency and clinical relevance of DAT positivity is evaluated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Between April 2015 and June 2016, an observational, multicenter cohort study was undertaken among Surinamese newborns born to D-negative women...
July 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667715/family-centered-care-to-complement-care-of-sick-newborns-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ankit Verma, Arti Maria, Ravindra Mohan Pandey, Charoo Hans, Arushi Verma, Fahima Sherwani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of family-centered care in delivery of care to sick newborns, on nosocomial infection rate. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral nursery (October 2010 to March 2012). PARTICIPANTS: 295 neonates randomized at the time of hospitalization in neonatal intensive care unit. INTERVENTION: Parent-attendant of intervention group were trained using an indigenously developed and pretested, culturally sensitive, simple audio-video tool that covered domains of personal hygiene, hand washing, danger signs recognition and feeding of sick neonate...
June 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667188/creactive-protein-in-healthy-term-newborns-during-the-first-48-hours-of-life
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Serafina Perrone, Federica Lotti, Mariangela Longini, Annalisa Rossetti, Ilaria Bindi, Francesco Bazzini, Elisa Belvisi, Pasquale Sarnacchiaro, Carlo Scapellato, Giuseppe Buonocore
BACKGROUND: Early-onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease in newborns. C reactive protein (CRP) is the most used laboratory biomarker for the detection of EOS. Little is known about normal reference values of CRP during the perinatal period as several factors are able to influence it. OBJECTIVES: To identify an appropriate range of CRP values in healthy term newborns during the first 48 hours of life. DESIGN: CRP determination was performed in 859 term newborns at 12, 24 and 48 hours of life...
June 30, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660179/monitoring-cerebral-and-renal-oxygenation-status-during-neonatal-digestive-surgeries-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Jonathan Beck, Gauthier Loron, Claire Masson, Marie-Laurence Poli-Merol, Eliane Guyot, Camille Guillot, Nathalie Bednarek, Caroline François
BACKGROUND: Depending on the initial pathology, hypovolemia, intra-abdominal hypertension, and sepsis are often encountered in neonatal digestive surgery. Accurate newborn monitoring during and after surgery is essential to adapt resuscitation protocols. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is non-invasive and can detect hypoperfusion which indicates a low circulatory blood flow, regardless of the cause. OBJECTIVE: Evaluating changes in cerebral and renal regional oxygen saturation during neonatal digestive surgeries, conducted according to normal practices, with commonly used monitoring parameters...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658134/treprostinil-for-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-with-early-onset-sepsis-in-preterm-infant-2-case-reports
#18
Bo Young Park, Sung-Hoon Chung
RATIONALE: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a syndrome of failed circulatory adaptation at birth with persisting increased pulmonary vascular resistance that is associated with high mortality rates especially in preterm infants. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported 2 cases of PPHN in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome and early onset sepsis refractory to therapy with vasopressors, inotropes, and inhaled nitric oxide (iNO), in whom treatment with treprostinil was successful...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655995/microrna-142-3p-and-let-7g-negatively-regulates-augmented-il-6-production-in-neonatal-polymorphonuclear-leukocytes
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Hsin-Chun Huang, Hong-Ren Yu, Te-Yao Hsu, I-Lun Chen, Hui-Chen Huang, Jen-Chieh Chang, Kuender D Yang
Neonatal PMN are qualitatively impaired in functions, yet they frequently reveal augmented inflammatory reactions during sepsis. Here, we hypothesized that PMN from newborns produce more IL-6 than those from adults under LPS stimulation, in which transcriptional or posttranscriptional regulation is involved in the altered expression. We found that neonatal PMN produced significantly higher IL-6 mRNA and protein than adult PMN. The higher IL-6 expression was not related to transcriptional but posttranscriptional regulation as the IL-6 expression was affected by the addition of cycloheximide but not actinomycin...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654560/ochrobactrum-anthropi-fulminant-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Wasim Khasawneh, Dawood Yusef
Ochrobactrum anthropi is Gram-negative bacteria that cause infection in humans, particularly immunocompromised patients and those with indwelling central venous catheters. O. anthropi is unlikely to cause fulminant sepsis in infected patients. A few cases of late-onset neonatal sepsis have been reported in preterm infants with congenital anomalies. We hereby present the first published case of fulminant early-onset neonatal sepsis in a premature newborn.
June 24, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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