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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106509/fmri-based-neuronal-response-to-new-odorants-in-the-newborn-brain
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Alexandra Adam-Darque, Frédéric Grouiller, Lana Vasung, Russia Ha-Vinh Leuchter, Philippe Pollien, François Lazeyras, Petra S Hüppi
The sense of smell is one of the oldest and the most primitive senses mammals possess, it helps to evaluate the surrounding environment. From birth, smell is an important sensory modality, highly relevant for neonatal behavioral adaptation. Even though human newborns seem to be able to perceive and react to olfactory stimuli, there is still a lack of knowledge about the ontogeny of smell and the underlying central processing involved in odor perception in newborns. Brain networks involved in chemosensory perception of odorants are well described in adults, however in newborns there is no evidence that central olfaction is functional given the largely unmyelinated neonatal central nervous system...
July 6, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074716/antimicrobial-resistance-in-uk-neonatal-units-neonin-infection-surveillance-network
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Benjamin Cailes, Christina Kortsalioudaki, Jim Buttery, Santosh Pattnayak, Anne Greenough, Jean Matthes, Alison Bedford Russell, Nigel Kennea, Paul T Heath
OBJECTIVE: To define the susceptibilities of the common causative pathogens of neonatal sepsis in the UK. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of the prospectively collected neonIN infection surveillance network data between 2005 and 2014. SETTING: 30 neonatal units in the UK. PATIENTS: Newborns admitted to participating neonatal units who return a positive blood, cerebrospinal fluid or urine culture and are treated with at least 5 days of appropriate antibiotics...
October 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069076/childhood-stunting-in-relation-to-the-pre-and-postnatal-environment-during-the-first-2-years-of-life-the-mal-ed-longitudinal-birth-cohort-study
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BACKGROUND: Stunting is the most prevalent manifestation of childhood malnutrition. To characterize factors that contribute to stunting in resource-poor settings, we studied a priori selected biological and social factors collected longitudinally in a cohort of newborns. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We enrolled 1,868 children across 7 resource-poor settings in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, and Tanzania shortly after birth and followed them for 24 months between 2 November 2009 and 28 February 2014...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067428/effect-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-initiated-after-6-hours-of-age-on-death-or-disability-among-newborns-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Abbot R Laptook, Seetha Shankaran, Jon E Tyson, Breda Munoz, Edward F Bell, Ronald N Goldberg, Nehal A Parikh, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Claudia Pedroza, Athina Pappas, Abhik Das, Aasma S Chaudhary, Richard A Ehrenkranz, Angelita M Hensman, Krisa P Van Meurs, Lina F Chalak, Shannon E G Hamrick, Gregory M Sokol, Michele C Walsh, Brenda B Poindexter, Roger G Faix, Kristi L Watterberg, Ivan D Frantz, Ronnie Guillet, Uday Devaskar, William E Truog, Valerie Y Chock, Myra H Wyckoff, Elisabeth C McGowan, David P Carlton, Heidi M Harmon, Jane E Brumbaugh, C Michael Cotten, Pablo J Sánchez, Anna Maria Hibbs, Rosemary D Higgins
Importance: Hypothermia initiated at less than 6 hours after birth reduces death or disability for infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy at 36 weeks' or later gestation. To our knowledge, hypothermia trials have not been performed in infants presenting after 6 hours. Objective: To estimate the probability that hypothermia initiated at 6 to 24 hours after birth reduces the risk of death or disability at 18 months among infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy...
October 24, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058455/newborn-neurons-are-damaged-in-vitro-by-a-low-concentration-of-silver-nanoparticles-through-the-inflammatory-oxidative-stress-pathway
#5
Xiaoyuan Guo, Guilong Zhang, Lukui Chen, Ahsan Ali Khan, Bin Gu, Bingqian Li
With increasing applications of nanomaterials, including silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), unknown potential risks are present against humans and the environment, especially to the fetus and neonates, which are more sensitive to the cytotoxicity of such agents. This study focused on the effects of AgNP exposure on newborn neurons differentiated from neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro. We isolated NSCs from fetal rat hippocampus and incubated them in neural differentiation medium for 3-7 days to form newborn neurons and networks...
October 23, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034164/aberrant-brain-functional-connectivity-in-newborns-with-congenital-heart-disease-before-cardiac-surgery
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Josepheen De Asis-Cruz, Mary T Donofrio, Gilbert Vezina, Catherine Limperopoulos
Newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) requiring open heart surgery are at increased risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities. Recent quantitative MRI studies have reported disrupted growth, microstructure, and metabolism in fetuses and newborns with complex CHD. To date, no study has examined whether functional brain connectivity is altered in this high-risk population after birth, before surgery. Our objective was to compare whole-brain functional connectivity of resting state networks in healthy, term newborns (n = 82) and in term neonates with CHD before surgery (n = 30) using graph theory and network-based statistics...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981766/overview-methods-and-results-of-multi-country-community-based-maternal-and-newborn-care-economic-analysis
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Emmanuelle Daviaud, Helen Owen, Catherine Pitt, Kate Kerber, Fiorella Bianchi Jassir, Diana Barger, Fatuma Manzi, Elizabeth Ekipara-Kiracho, Giulia Greco, Peter Waiswa, Joy E Lawn
Home visits for pregnancy and postnatal care were endorsed by the WHO and partners as a complementary strategy to facility-based care to reduce newborn and maternal mortality. This article aims to synthesise findings and implications from the economic analyses of community-based maternal and newborn care (CBMNC) evaluations in seven countries. The evaluations included five cluster randomized trials (Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda) and programmatic before/after assessments (Bolivia, Malawi)...
October 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971246/transfer-of-maternal-immunity-and-programming-of-the-newborn-immune-system
#8
REVIEW
Madeleine F Jennewein, Bahaa Abu-Raya, Yiwei Jiang, Galit Alter, Arnaud Marchant
As placental mammals, the pregnant women and the fetus have intense and prolonged interactions during gestation. There is increasing evidence that multiple molecular as well as cellular components originating in pregnant women are transferred to the fetus. The transfer of maternal antibodies has long been recognized as a central component of newborn immunity against pathogens. More recent studies indicate that inflammatory mediators, micronutrients, microbial products and maternal cells are transferred in utero and influence the fetal immune system...
October 2, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937832/aberrant-plasticity-in-the-hippocampus-after-neonatal-seizures
#9
Xiaoqian Zhang, Huiling Qu, Ying Wang, Shanshan Zhao, Ting Xiao, Chuansheng Zhao, Weiyu Teng
Neonatal seizures are the most frequent type of neurological disorder and those newborn babies that experience seizures carry an increased risk of epileptogenesis and other long-term morbidities. The newly generated dentate granule cells (DGCs) integrate functionally into the mature hippocampal network by continuously forming connections with their targets but this process of adult neurogenesis can be influenced by seizures. When compared to adult seizures, neonatal seizures may exert different effects on neurogenesis due to the high resistance of the newborn's neurons to cell death combined with the inherent high sensitivity to seizures in the immature brain...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927277/benchmark-dose-modeling-estimates-of-the-concentrations-of-inorganic-arsenic-that-induce-changes-to-the-neonatal-transcriptome-proteome-and-epigenome-in-a-pregnancy-cohort
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Julia E Rager, Scott S Auerbach, Grace A Chappell, Elizabeth Martin, Chad M Thompson, Rebecca C Fry
Prenatal inorganic arsenic (iAs) exposure influences the expression of critical genes and proteins associated with adverse outcomes in newborns, in part through epigenetic mediators. The doses at which these genomic and epigenomic changes occur have yet to be evaluated in the context of dose-response modeling. The goal of the present study was to estimate iAs doses that correspond to changes in transcriptomic, proteomic, epigenomic, and integrated multi-omic signatures in human cord blood through benchmark dose (BMD) modeling...
October 16, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799450/comparing-performance-of-methods-used-to-identify-pregnant-women-pregnancy-outcomes-and-child-mortality-in-the-iganga-mayuge-health-and-demographic-surveillance-site-uganda
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Daniel Kadobera, Peter Waiswa, Stefan Peterson, Hannah Blencowe, Joy Lawn, Kate Kerber, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye
BACKGROUND: In most low and middle-income countries vital events registration for births and child deaths is poor, with reporting of pregnancy outcomes highly inadequate or non-existent. Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) sites and periodic population-based household-level surveys can be used to identify pregnancies and retrospectively capture pregnancy outcomes to provide data for decision making. However, little is known about the performance of different methods in identifying pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, yet this is critical in assessing improvements in reducing maternal and newborn mortality and stillbirths...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782073/predictors-of-treatment-warranted-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-the-sundrop-cohort-influence-of-photographic-features
#12
Cassie A Ludwig, Margaret A Greven, Darius M Moshfeghi
PURPOSE: The Stanford University Network for the Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP) initiative-an ongoing telemedicine-based initiative for in-hospital screening of high-risk infants for treatment-warranted ROP (TW-ROP)-has been shown to be a safe, reliable, and cost-effective supplement to the efforts of ROP specialists. We utilized data collected in the SUNDROP initiative to determine demographic (birth weight, sex, multiplicity), weight gain, and ocular imaging (media haze, peripapillary atrophy, fundus pigmentation) predictors of TW-ROP...
October 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780682/assessing-the-risk-of-having-small-for-gestational-age-newborns-among-lebanese-underweight-and-normal-pre-pregnancy-weight-women
#13
Rym El Rafei, Hussein A Abbas, Hind Alameddine, Ayah Al Bizri, Imad Melki, Khalid A Yunis
Introduction It has been established that underweight women with low gestational weight gain (GWG) are at a higher risk of having Small for Gestational Age (SGA) newborns. However, the association remains poorly studied in Middle Eastern societies exhibiting different ethnic groups, genetic predisposing factors along with differences in nutritional food intake during pregnancy. The aim of this study is to assess the risk of having a SGA newborn among underweight and normal weight BMI women while studying the role of GWG in this association...
August 5, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757329/infections-following-surgical-patent-ductus-arteriosus-ligation-in-very-low-birthweight-neonates
#14
K Kopeć-Godlewska, J Wójkowska-Mach
BACKGROUND: Very-low-birthweight (VLBW) neonates (<1500g) comprise approximately 1% of liveborn infants in Poland. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common complication of prematurity. This study aimed to determine how many VLBW neonates treated in the participating units needed surgical correction of PDA, and to evaluate the incidence of various types of postoperative infections and their microbiology. METHODS: Observational study in five neonatology departments by the Polish Neonatology Surveillance Network, involving 2039 VLBW newborns of whom 103 (5...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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
#16
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...
September 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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