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Henry L Halliday
Antenatal steroid treatment to enhance fetal lung maturity and surfactant treatment to prevent or treat respiratory distress syndrome have been major advances in perinatal medicine in the past 40 years contributing to improved outcomes for preterm infants. Use of postnatal steroids to prevent or treat chronic lung disease in preterm infants has been less successful and associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Although early (in the first week of life) postnatal steroid treatment facilitates earlier extubation and reduces the risk of chronic lung disease, it is associated with adverse effects, such as hyperglycemia, hypertension, gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, growth failure, and cerebral palsy, and cannot be recommended...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533699/comparative-analysis-of-the-safety-and-tolerability-of-fixed-dose-artesunate-amodiaquine-versus-artemether-lumefantrine-combinations-for-uncomplicated-falciparum-malaria-in-pregnancy-a-randomized-open-label-study
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Osede I Iribhogbe, Igue Emmanuel, Marylove Odianosen
A comparative clinical study was conducted to evaluate the safety and tolerability of two commonly used fixed dose artemisinin-based combinations for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. To achieve this, a total of 155 participants were recruited for the study. Eighty of these were drawn from pregnant women who came for routine antenatal care while 40 nonpregnant participants were recruited from apparently healthy females in the community...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526043/management-of-rare-diseases-of-the-head-neck-and-teeth-results-of-a-french-population-based-prospective-8-year-study
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Lisa Friedlander, Rémy Choquet, Eva Galliani, Myriam de Chalendar, Claude Messiaen, Amélie Ruel, Marie-Paule Vazquez, Ariane Berdal, Corinne Alberti, Muriel De La Dure Molla
BACKGROUND: In the last ten years, national rare disease networks have been established in France, including national centres of expertise and regional ones, with storage of patient data in a bioinformatics tool. The aim was to contribute to the development and evaluation of health strategies to improve the management of patients with rare diseases. The objective of this study has been to provide the first national-level data concerning rare diseases of the head, neck and teeth and to assess the balance between demand and supply of care in France...
May 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525732/predictors-of-recovery-from-depression-and-anxiety-in-women-a-longitudinal-study-from-childbirth-to-6-years
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Radhika Shankar, Rinette Badker, Ursula Brain, Tim F Oberlander, Shaila Misri
OBJECTIVE: This study prospectively examined maternal biopsychosocial predictors of recovery from comorbid depression and anxiety from 25 weeks' gestation to 6 years postbirth. Specifically, the study investigated the influence of 1) maternal factors and 2) the child's behaviours and physical health on the course of the mother's depressed mood and anxiety. METHODS: Eighty-six women diagnosed with antenatal depression/anxiety were recruited through the Reproductive Mental Health Program and family practices in Vancouver...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511027/ross-konno-procedure-with-cylinder-mitral-valve-replacement-in-49-days-old-infant
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Oleg Fedevych, Oleksandr Yachnik, Yaroslav Mykychak, Yaroslav Ivanov, Olga Borodinova, Illya Yemets
A neonate with antenatally diagnosed severe aortic valve stenosis, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis, and severe mixed mitral valve disease was admitted to our center for balloon aortic valvuloplasty. On day 49, we performed a Ross-Konno procedure and mitral valve replacement on the baby, whose weight was 3.4 kg. Right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery continuity was restored with a handmade trileaflet Gore-Tex conduit. We used a handmade cylindrical prosthesis made from decellularized equine pericardium in the mitral position...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507387/multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-prenatal-diagnosis-and-post-natal-management-of-a-large-suprasellar-arachnoid-cyst-a-case-report
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Omar Irfan, Heera Nand Rathore, Sarfraz Karim, Shabina Ariff, Aneela Darbar
Arachnoid cysts are intra-arachnoid sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid representing a rare occurence in neonates. We report the case of a suprasellar arachnoid cyst diagnosed prenatally at 21 weeks gestation on routine obstetric ultrasound. A cystic lesion was picked up incidentally at routine antenatal scan. The cyst was noted to be increasing in size over a series of radiological scans. The cyst was diagnosed as a suprasellar arachnoid cyst compressing the third ventricle and bilateral lateral ventricles...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499796/the-antenatal-urinary-tract-dilation-classification-system-accurately-predicts-severity-of-kidney-and-urinary-tract-abnormalities
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C D W Kaspar, M Lo, T E Bunchman, N Xiao
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract dilation (UTD) is a commonly diagnosed prenatal condition; however, it is currently unknown which features lead to benign and resolving or pathologic abnormalities. A consensus UTD classification system (antenatal UTD classification, UTD-A) was created by Nguyen et al. in 2014 [1], but has not yet been validated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of the UTD-A system to identify kidney and urinary tract (KUT) abnormalities, assess whether UTD-A can predict severity of KUT conditions, and perform a cost analysis of screening ultrasound (US)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498482/effects-of-an-antenatal-lifestyle-intervention-on-offspring-obesity-a-five-year-follow-up-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ann-Kristin Ronnberg, Ulf Hanson, Kerstin Nilsson
Strategies to limit excessive maternal gestational weight gain could also have positive health effects for the offspring. This study informs us on the effect of an antenatal lifestyle intervention on offspring body mass index (BMI) trajectory until age five MATERIAL AND METHODS: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial aimed at reducing gestational weight gain, set in Ørebro, Sweden.Offspring were followed with standardised measures of weight and height until age five. Mean BMI z-score and proportion (%) of over- and undernutrition (BMI z-score >+2 standard deviation) was compared between groups...
May 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498189/impact-of-point-of-care-cd4-testing-on-retention-in-care-among-hiv-positive-pregnant-and-breastfeeding-women-in-the-context-of-option-b-in-zimbabwe-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jessica Joseph, Tendai Gotora, Alison S Erlwanger, Angela Mushavi, Simukai Zizhou, Nyasha Masuka, Caroline E Boeke, Alexio-Zambezi Mangwiro
INTRODUCTION: Scale-up of Option B+ in Zimbabwe has increased antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage but patient loss-to-follow-up remains high; thus, effective strategies to improve retention in care are needed. Evidence for Elimination, a cluster randomized controlled trial, evaluated the impact of point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing with CD4 count-specific adherence counseling on rates of retention among 1150 HIV-positive pregnant women initiating ART in Zimbabwe. METHODS: Thirty-two primary care health facilities were randomized to offer either standard-of-care (SOC) or POC CD4 testing plus CD4-specific counseling to clients (POC Plus)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490513/effect-of-maternal-antenatal-and-newborn-supplementation-with-vitamin-a-on-cognitive-development-of-school-aged-children-in-rural-bangladesh-a-follow-up-of-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Hasmot Ali, Jena Hamadani, Sucheta Mehra, Fahmida Tofail, Md Imrul Hasan, Saijuddin Shaikh, Abu Ahmed Shamim, Lee S-F Wu, Keith P West, Parul Christian
Background: The impact of early vitamin A supplementation on neurodevelopmental function has not been adequately studied. In rural Bangladesh we examined cognitive and motor function and scholastic achievement in a cohort of children who were exposed to vitamin A in utero or at birth.Objective: The aim of this study was to examine independent and combined effects of antenatal and newborn supplementation with vitamin A on the cognitive function of children at 8 y of age.Design: A cohort of rural Bangladeshi children from 2 previous double-blind, placebo-controlled cluster-randomized trials were revisited at age 8 y between February 2013 and June 2014...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486556/antenatal-corticosteroids-for-neonates-born-before-25-weeks-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mangesh Deshmukh, Sanjay Patole
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of antenatal corticosteroids before 25 weeks of gestation is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare neonatal outcomes following ANC exposure at 22, 23 and 24 weeks of gestation by conducting systematic review and meta- analysis. METHODS: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCT) and non-RCTs reporting on neonatal outcomes after exposure to ANC up to 246 weeks of gestation using the Cochrane systematic review methodology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473678/antenatal-diagnosis-and-management-of-foetal-intestinal-volvulus
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K W Yip, Y K Y Cheng, T Y Leung
In-utero intestinal volvulus is a rare but potential life threatening foetal complications. It is a surgical emergency and delay in diagnosis or treatment can increase the morbidity and mortality to the foetus. We report a case of mild foetal bowel dilatation diagnosed at 21 weeks of gestation. She was closely follow up and at 31 weeks of gestation, in-utero intestinal volvulus was diagnosed with the characteristic 'whirlpool' sign on ultrasound examination. This case emphasises the importance of early recognition and quick decision to delivery when intestinal volvulus is diagnosed...
April 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472859/lifestyle-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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Julie Brown, Nisreen A Alwan, Jane West, Stephen Brown, Christopher Jd McKinlay, Diane Farrar, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes (GDM) is glucose intolerance, first recognised in pregnancy and usually resolving after birth. GDM is associated with both short- and long-term adverse effects for the mother and her infant. Lifestyle interventions are the primary therapeutic strategy for many women with GDM. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of combined lifestyle interventions with or without pharmacotherapy in treating women with gestational diabetes. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (14 May 2016), ClinicalTrials...
May 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469942/describing-point-of-entry-into-care-and-being-lost-to-program-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-positive-pregnant-women-in-a-large-urban-centre-in-uganda
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Rachel Musomba, Frank Mubiru, Shadia Nakalema, Hope Mackline, Ivan Kalule, Agnes N Kiragga, Rosalind Parkes Ratanshi, Barbara Castelnuovo
Introduction. We aim to describe the time of entry into care and factors associated with being lost to program (LTP) in pregnant women on Option B Plus in an integrated HIV and antenatal care (ANC) clinic in Uganda. Methods. We included all pregnant women enrolled into the integrated HIV-ANC clinic from January 2012 to 31st July 2014, while the follow up period extended up to October 30th 2015. LTP was defined as being out of care for ≥3 months. Results. Overall 856 women were included. Only 36.4% (86/236) of the women were enrolled in the first trimester...
2017: AIDS Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469521/congenital-hepatic-cyst
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Aldo Recinos, Tarik Zahouani, Juan Guillen, Benamanahalli Rajegowda
Congenital hepatic cyst is a rare and nonsymptomatic condition in infants and children. Its incidence is 2.5% in the postnatal life with a much lower incidence in the prenatal period. Incidental finding on antenatal imaging is the most common presentation. We present a case of a newborn in whom fetal ultrasound detected a cyst within the fetal liver. Postnatal imaging revealed a liver cyst in the right lobe of the liver, with no other intrahepatic structure affected. Liver function tests were abnormal, but the patient was asymptomatic...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469121/the-prevalence-and-course-of-preinvasive-cervical-lesions-during-pregnancy-in-a-northern-nigerian-teaching-hospital
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Fadimatu Bakari, Muhammad A Abdul, Saad A Ahmed
BACKGROUND: In spite of knowledge of the causes and prevention of cervical cancer, screening programs for cervical cancer have not yet been fully implemented in most developing countries including Nigeria. Documented data on the prevalence of preinvasive cervical lesion in pregnancy are scarce in our environment. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence, risk factors, and course of preinvasive cervical lesion in pregnant women attending an antenatal clinic in Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Zaria, Northern Nigeria Study Design: This was a cross-sectional longitudinal study...
April 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464913/prevalence-of-hyperglycaemia-first-detected-during-pregnancy-and-subsequent-obstetric-outcomes-at-st-francis-hospital-nsambya
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Betty Nakabuye, Silver Bahendeka, Romano Byaruhanga
BACKGROUND: Women with hyperglycaemia detected during pregnancy are at greater risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Data on hyperglycaemia in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa is scanty and varied depending on the populations studied and the methodologies used to define hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. With the recent 2013 World Health Organisation (WHO) diagnostic criteria and classification, there is yet no sufficient data on the prevalence of hyperglycaemia in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective was to determine the prevalence of Hyperglycaemia first detected during pregnancy and subsequent obstetric outcomes among patients attending antenatal care (ANC) at St...
May 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451032/our-experience-in-two-cases-of-type-iv-laryngotracheoesophageal-cleft-ltec-with-a-diagnosis-of-antenatal-esophageal-atresia
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Kaan Sonmez, Ramazan Karabulut, Zafer Turkyilmaz, Canan Turkyilmaz, Berrin Isik, Sibel Eryilmaz, Kıvanc Seref, Ebru Ozcan, Gul Meral Hosgoren, Abdullah Can Basaklar
Laryngotracheoesophageal clefts (LTECs) are rare congenital defects that are often accompanied by additional anomalies. The major issues in the treatment of these patients are intraoperative exposure insufficiency, technical difficulty of the operation, and anesthesia problems originating from the respiratory tract. Problems originating from mechanical ventilation and respiratory tract, eating disorders and relapse of fistula are among the problems encountered following surgery. Most of the time, concomitant additional anomalies also worsen the clinical picture...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436580/pulmonary-function-and-outcomes-in-infants-randomized-to-a-rescue-course-of-antenatal-steroids
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Cindy McEvoy, Diane Schilling, Patricia Spitale, Jean O'Malley, Susan Bowling, Manuel Durand
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to obtain follow-up pulmonary function testing and assessment of clinical respiratory outcomes, at 1-2 years, in preterm infants whose mothers were randomized to a single rescue course of antenatal steroids (AS) versus placebo. METHODS: Follow-up of a randomized, double-blinded trial. In the original trial pregnant women ≥14 days after initial course of AS were randomized to rescue AS or placebo. Pulmonary function testing and a standardized respiratory questionnaire were obtained at 1-2 years of corrected age...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433990/two-dimensional-ultrasound-evaluation-of-the-fetal-cerebral-aqueduct-improving-the-antenatal-diagnosis-and-counseling-of-aqueductal-stenosis
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Fernando Viñals, Pilar Ruiz, Gabriel Quiroz, Francisco A Guerra, Flavia Correa, Daniel Martínez, Bienvenido Puerto
OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique for the visualization and measurement of cerebral aqueduct diameter through a 2D sagittal median plane, and to report its aspect and measurement in fetuses with aqueductal stenosis (AS). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 207 morphologically normal fetuses in low-risk pregnancies between 20 and 36 weeks of gestation. The cerebral aqueduct was visualized transvaginally in a midsagittal plane, and measurements of its greatest diameter (ampulla) were taken independently by an expert and a nonexpert sonographer...
April 22, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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