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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729309/the-role-of-a-decision-support-smartphone-application-in-enhancing-community-health-volunteers-effectiveness-to-improve-maternal-and-newborn-outcomes-in-nairobi-kenya-quasi-experimental-research-protocol
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Pauline Bakibinga, Eva Kamande, Milka Omuya, Abdhalah K Ziraba, Catherine Kyobutungi
INTRODUCTION: Improving maternal and newborn survival remains major aspirations for many countries in the Global South. Slum settlements, a result of rapid urbanisation in many developing countries including Kenya, exhibit high levels of maternal and neonatal mortality. There are limited referral mechanisms for sick neonates and their mothers from the community to healthcare facilities with ability to provide adequate care. In this study, we specifically plan to develop and assess the added value of having community health volunteers (CHVs) use smartphones to identify and track mothers and children in a bid to reduce pregnancy-related complications and newborn deaths in the urban slums of Kamukunji subcounty in Nairobi, Kenya...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715482/impact-of-maternal-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain-on-neonatal-outcomes-among-healthy-middle-eastern-females
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Tatiana Papazian, Georges Abi Tayeh, Darine Sibai, Hala Hout, Imad Melki, Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz
BACKGROUND: Studies on the relative impact of body mass index in women in childbearing age and gestational weight gain on neonatal outcomes are scarce in the Middle East. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this research was to assess the impact of maternal body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on neonatal outcomes. The effect of maternal age and folic acid supplementation before and during pregnancy was also examined. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective cross sectional observational study of 1000 full term deliveries of women enrolled thru the National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network, in Lebanon...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709785/implementing-and-evaluating-a-telephone-based-centralized-maternity-care-coordination-program-for-pregnant-veterans-in%C3%A2-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
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Kristin M Mattocks, Judy Kuzdeba, Rebecca Baldor, Jose Casares, Lisa Lombardini, Megan R Gerber
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a comprehensive, telephonic maternity care coordination (MCC) program for all pregnant veterans enrolled for care at New England Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities that comprise the Veterans Integrated Service Network 1. RESEARCH DESIGN: Telephone interviews were conducted with postpartum women veterans who had participated in the MCC program during their pregnancies. The program evaluation instrument assessed satisfaction and use of MCC services, prenatal education classes, and infant and maternal outcomes (e...
July 11, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690498/amyloid-precursor-like-proteins-aplp1-and-aplp2-are-dispensable-for-normal-development-of-the-neonatal-respiratory-network
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Kang Han, Ulrike C Müller, Swen Hülsmann
Recent studies using animal models indicated that the members of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene family are important for the formation, maintenance, and plasticity of synapses. Despite this, the specific role of the APP homologs APLP1 and APLP2 within the CNS and PNS is still poorly understood. In contrast to the subtle phenotypes of single mutants, double knockout mice (DKO) lacking APP/APLP2 or APLP1/APLP2 die within the first day after birth. Whereas APP/APLP2-DKO mice show severe deficits of neuromuscular morphology and transmission, the underlying cause of lethality of APLP1/APLP2-DKO mice remains unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619060/incidence-disease-onset-and-short-term-outcome-in-urea-cycle-disorders-cross-border-surveillance-in-germany-austria-and-switzerland
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Susanne Nettesheim, Stefan Kölker, Daniela Karall, Johannes Häberle, Roland Posset, Georg F Hoffmann, Beate Heinrich, Florian Gleich, Sven F Garbade
BACKGROUND: Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are a group of rare inherited metabolic disorders. Affected individuals often present with hyperammonemic encephalopathy (HE) and have an increased risk of severe neurologic disease and early death. The study aims to provide epidemiologic data and to describe the disease manifestation and short-term outcome. METHOD: Cross-border surveillance of newly diagnosed patients with UCDs - below 16 years of age - was performed from July 2012 to June 2015 in Germany and Austria and from January 2012 to December 2015 in Switzerland...
June 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598087/-bioinformatic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-involved-in-the-post-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage-of-newborn-rats
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Jing Shi, Jun Tang, De-Zhi Mu
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in cerebral cortices of rats which were seven weeks after neonatal hypoxic ischemic brain damage (HIBD) and elucidate the biological significance of the DEGs. METHODS: The gene expression profile of GSE37777, including 4 HI samples subjected to HIBD and 4 normal controls, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database (GEO). DEGs were screened using the R package in HIBD groups compared with normal controls...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576568/early-life-exposure-to-caffeine-affects-the-construction-and-activity-of-cortical-networks-in-mice
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Walid Fazeli, Stefania Zappettini, Stephan Lawrence Marguet, Jasper Grendel, Monique Esclapez, Christophe Bernard, Dirk Isbrandt
The consumption of psychoactive drugs during pregnancy can have deleterious effects on newborns. It remains unclear whether early-life exposure to caffeine, the most widely consumed psychoactive substance, alters brain development. We hypothesized that maternal caffeine ingestion during pregnancy and the early postnatal period in mice affects the construction and activity of cortical networks in offspring. To test this hypothesis, we focused on primary visual cortex (V1) as a model neocortical region. In a study design mimicking the daily consumption of approximately three cups of coffee during pregnancy in humans, caffeine was added to the drinking water of female mice and their offspring were compared to control offspring...
May 30, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560797/the-effects-of-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-deprivation-during-late-pregnancy-on-newborns-sleep
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B S Aswathy, Velayudhan M Kumar, Kamalesh K Gulia
Sleep deprivation during pregnancy is an emerging concern, as it can adversely affect the development of the offspring brain. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of deprivation of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep during the third term of pregnancy on the sleep-wake profiles of neonates in the Wistar rat model. Sleep-wake patterns were assessed through electrophysiological measures and behavioural observations during postnatal days 1-21 on pups born to REM sleep-deprived dams and control rats. Pups of REM sleep-deprived dams had active sleep that was not only markedly higher in percentage during all the days studied, but also had reduced latency during later postnatal days 15-21...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538239/how-to-save-1-million-lives-in-a-year-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#9
Colm P Travers, Wally A Carlo
Despite major improvements in reducing childhood mortality worldwide, over 5 million pregnancies per year end in stillbirths or neonatal deaths. The vast majority of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Many of these deaths are preventable with readily available evidence-based care practices. This review focuses on educational programs developed to reduce preventable deaths in newborn infants in low- and middle-income countries, including Essential Newborn Care and Helping Babies Breathe, a simplified version of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380160/high-risk-pregnancies-and-factors-associated-with-neonatal-death
#10
Marcela de Oliveira Demitto, Angela Andréia França Gravena, Cátia Millene Dell'Agnolo, Marcos Benatti Antunes, Sandra Marisa Pelloso
OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors associated with intra-hospital neonatal mortality based on the individual characteristics of at-risk pregnant mothers, delivery and newborns. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional epidemiological study of live newborns delivered by women attended at the high-risk outpatient unit of a philanthropic hospital in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil between September 2012 and September 2013. RESULTS: Six hundred and eighty-eight women participated in the study...
April 3, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373969/the-molecular-apgar-score-a-key-to-unlocking-evolutionary-principles
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John S Torday, Heber C Nielsen
One of the first "tools" used for systematically evaluating successful newborn transitional physiology at birth was the Apgar Score, devised by Virginia Apgar in 1953. This objective assessment tool allowed clinicians to immediately gauge the relative success of a newborn infant making the transition from the in utero liquid immersive environment to the ex utero gas environment in the delivery room during the first minutes after birth. The scoring system, although eponymous, is generally summarized as an acronym based on Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration, criteria evaluated and scored at 1 and 5 min after birth...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359268/antibiotic-consumption-in-laboratory-confirmed-vs-non-confirmed-bloodstream-infections-among-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-in-poland
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A Różańska, J Wójkowska-Mach, P Adamski, M Borszewska-Kornacka, E Gulczyńska, M Nowiczewski, E Helwich, A Kordek, D Pawlik, M Bulanda
BACKGROUND: Newborns are a population in which antibiotic consumption is extremely high. Targeted antibiotic therapy should help to reduce antibiotics consumption. The aim of this study was an assessment of antibiotic usage in bloodstream infections treatment in the Polish Neonatology Surveillance Network (PNSN) and determining the possibility of applying this kind of data in infection control, especially for the evaluation of standard methods of microbiological diagnostics. METHODS: Data were collected between 01...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240381/the-global-network-neonatal-cause-of-death-algorithm-for-low-resource-settings
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Ana L Garces, Elizabeth M McClure, Wilton Pérez, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Lester Figueroa, Carl L Bose, Waldemar A Carlo, Constance Tenge, Fabian Esamai, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Sarah Saleem, Archana B Patel, Melody Chiwila, Elwyn Chomba, Antoinette Tshefu, Richard J Derman, Patricia L Hibberd, Sherri Bucher, Edward A Liechty, Melissa Bauserman, Janet L Moore, Marion Koso-Thomas, Menachem Miodovnik, Robert L Goldenberg
AIM: This study estimated the causes of neonatal death using an algorithm for low-resource areas, where 98% of the world's neonatal deaths occur. METHODS: We enrolled women in India, Pakistan, Guatemala, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Zambia from 2014 to 2016 and tracked their delivery and newborn outcomes for up to 28 days. Antenatal care and delivery symptoms were collected using a structured questionnaire, clinical observation and/or a physical examination...
June 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237885/assessment-of-tobacco-alcohol-and-cannabinoid-metabolites-in-645-meconium-samples-of-newborns-compared-to-maternal-self-reports
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Sandrine Lamy, Benjamin Hennart, Estelle Houivet, Sylvain Dulaurent, Heloise Delavenne, Jacques Benichou, Delphine Allorge, Stéphane Marret, Florence Thibaut
Prenatal psychoactive substance exposure has significant impact on neonatal health and child development and the development of reliable biomarkers is critical. Meconium presents several advantages for detecting prenatal exposure to psychoactive substances, as it is easy to collect and provides a broad time frame of exposure (third trimester). The aim of our study was to compare the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and/or cannabis use during the third trimester of pregnancy (using maternal self-reports) with the results of meconium testing of their metabolites in newborns (cotinine, ethyl-glucuronide (EtG) and cannabinoid metabolites)...
July 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154564/immunization-of-newborn-mice-accelerates-the-architectural-maturation-of-lymph-nodes-but-aid-dependent-igg-responses-are-still-delayed-compared-to-the-adult
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Rosario Munguía-Fuentes, Juan Carlos Yam-Puc, Aarón Silva-Sánchez, Edith Marcial-Juárez, Isis Amara Gallegos-Hernández, Juana Calderón-Amador, Troy D Randall, Leopoldo Flores-Romo
Lymph nodes (LNs) have evolved to maximize antigen (Ag) collection and presentation as well as lymphocyte proliferation and differentiation-processes that are spatially regulated by stromal cell subsets, including fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs) and follicular dendritic cells (FDCs). Here, we showed that naïve neonatal mice have poorly organized LNs with few B and T cells and undetectable FDCs, whereas adult LNs have numerous B cells and large FDC networks. Interestingly, immunization on the day of birth accelerated B cell accumulation and T cell recruitment into follicles as well as FDC maturation and FRC organization in neonatal LNs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107350/maternal-and-newborn-health-in-karnataka-state-india-the-community-level-interventions-for-pre-eclampsia-clip-trial-s-baseline-study-results
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Mrutynjaya B Bellad, Marianne Vidler, Narayan V Honnungar, Ashalata Mallapur, Umesh Ramadurg, Umesh Charanthimath, Geetanjali Katageri, Shashidhar Bannale, Avinash Kavi, Chandrashekhar Karadiguddi, Sumedha Sharma, Tang Lee, Jing Li, Beth Payne, Laura Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Richard Derman, Shivaprasad S Goudar
Existing vital health statistics registries in India have been unable to provide reliable estimates of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, and region-specific health estimates are essential to the planning and monitoring of health interventions. This study was designed to assess baseline rates as the precursor to a community-based cluster randomized control trial (cRCT)-Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia (CLIP) Trial (NCT01911494; CTRI/2014/01/004352). The objective was to describe baseline demographics and health outcomes prior to initiation of the CLIP trial and to improve knowledge of population-level health, in particular of maternal and neonatal outcomes related to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, in northern districts the state of Karnataka, India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976660/assessment-of-newborn-care-corners-in-selected-public-health-facilities-in-bihar
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Monika Chauhan, Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Siddharth Reddy, Ghanashyam Sethy, Sutapa B Neogi
BACKGROUND: A functional newborn care corner (NBCC) is critical to provide immediate care to newborns including resuscitation, warmth, and initial care to sick newborns. NBCC provides an acceptable environment for all infants at birth, and it is mandatory for all delivery points at all levels in the health system including operation theaters. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to find the status of availability of NBCCs and service provision in selected public health facilities of Bihar...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940321/monitoring-infants-by-automatic-video-processing-a-unified-approach-to-motion-analysis
#18
Luca Cattani, Davide Alinovi, Gianluigi Ferrari, Riccardo Raheli, Elena Pavlidis, Carlotta Spagnoli, Francesco Pisani
A unified approach to contact-less and low-cost video processing for automatic detection of neonatal diseases characterized by specific movement patterns is presented. This disease category includes neonatal clonic seizures and apneas. Both disorders are characterized by the presence or absence, respectively, of periodic movements of parts of the body-e.g., the limbs in case of clonic seizures and the chest/abdomen in case of apneas. Therefore, one can analyze the data obtained from multiple video sensors placed around a patient, extracting relevant motion signals and estimating, using the Maximum Likelihood (ML) criterion, their possible periodicity...
December 1, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924106/inpatient-care-of-small-and-sick-newborns-in-healthcare-facilities
#19
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S B Neogi, R Khanna, M Chauhan, J Sharma, G Gupta, R Srivastava, P K Prabhakar, A Khera, R Kumar, S Zodpey, V K Paul
Neonatal units in teaching and non-teaching hospitals both in public and private hospitals have been increasing in number in the country since the sixties. In 1994, a District Newborn Care Programme was introduced as a part of the Child Survival and Safe Motherhood Programme (CSSM) in 26 districts. Inpatient care of small and sick newborns in the public health system got a boost under National Rural Health Mission with the launch of the national programme on facility-based newborn care (FBNC). This has led to a nationwide creation of Newborn Care Corners (NBCC) at every point of child birth, newborn stabilization units (NBSUs) at First Referral Units (FRUs) and special newborn care units (SNCUs) at district hospitals...
December 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917376/evaluation-of-an-intervention-to-improve-essential-obstetric-and-newborn-care-access-and-quality-in-cotopaxi-ecuador
#20
Edward Broughton, Jorge Hermida, Kathleen Hill, Nancy Sloan, Mario Chavez, Daniel Gonzalez, Juana Maria Freire, Ximena Gudino
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in health-care utilization, disadvantages persist among rural, less educated, and indigenous populations in Ecuador. The United States Agency for International Development-funded Cotopaxi Project created a provincial-level network of health services, including community agents to improve access, quality, and coordination of essential obstetric and newborn care. We evaluated changes in participating facilities compared to non-participating controls. METHODS: The 21 poorest parishes (third-level administrative unit) in Cotopaxi were targeted from 2010 to 2013 for a collaborative health system performance improvement...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
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