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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931055/serum-copeptin-and-neuron-specific-enolase-are-markers-of-neonatal-distress-and-long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Dorottya Kelen, Csilla Andorka, Miklós Szabó, Aleksander Alafuzoff, Kai Kaila, Milla Summanen
The objective of this study was to evaluate the early changes in serial serum levels of copeptin and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) in neonates diagnosed with birth asphyxia, and to determine whether these biomarkers measured in the first 168 hours after birth are predictive of long-term neurodevelopmental outcome. Copeptin and NSE levels were measured from serum samples collected 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, and 168 hours after birth from 75 term neonates diagnosed with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and treated with therapeutic hypothermia for 72 hours...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928195/reach-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-trial-of-rehabilitation-very-early-in-congenital-hemiplegia
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Roslyn N Boyd, Jenny Ziviani, Leanne Sakzewski, Iona Novak, Nadia Badawi, Kerstin Pannek, Catherine Elliott, Susan Greaves, Andrea Guzzetta, Koa Whittingham, Jane Valentine, Cathy Morgan, Margaret Wallen, Ann-Christin Eliasson, Lisa Findlay, Robert Ware, Simona Fiori, Stephen Rose
OBJECTIVES: Congenital hemiplegia is the most common form of cerebral palsy (CP). Children with unilateral CP show signs of upper limb asymmetry by 8 months corrected age (ca) but are frequently not referred to therapy until after 12 months ca. This study compares the efficacy of infant-friendly modified constraint-induced movement therapy (Baby mCIMT) to infant friendly bimanual therapy (Baby BIM) on upper limb, cognitive and neuroplasticity outcomes in a multisite randomised comparison trial...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925580/nutrition-hygiene-and-stimulation-education-to-improve-growth-cognitive-language-and-motor-development-among-infants-in-uganda-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Grace K M Muhoozi, Prudence Atukunda, Lien M Diep, Robert Mwadime, Archileo N Kaaya, Anne B Skaare, Tiril Willumsen, Ane C Westerberg, Per O Iversen
Stunting is associated with impaired cognitive and motor function. The effect of an education intervention including nutrition, stimulation, sanitation, and hygiene on child growth and cognitive/language/motor development, delivered to impoverished mothers in Uganda, was assessed. In a community-based, open cluster-randomized trial, 511 mother/children dyads aged 6-8 months were enrolled to an intervention (n = 263) or control (n = 248) group. The primary outcome was change in length-for-age z-score at age 20-24 months...
September 19, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924555/early-changes-in-brain-structure-correlate-with-language-outcomes-in-children-with-neonatal-encephalopathy
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Kevin A Shapiro, Hosung Kim, Maria Luisa Mandelli, Elizabeth E Rogers, Dawn Gano, Donna M Ferriero, A James Barkovich, Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini, Hannah C Glass, Duan Xu
Global patterns of brain injury correlate with motor, cognitive, and language outcomes in survivors of neonatal encephalopathy (NE). However, it is still unclear whether local changes in brain structure predict specific deficits. We therefore examined whether differences in brain structure at 6 months of age are associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes in this population. We enrolled 32 children with NE, performed structural brain MR imaging at 6 months, and assessed neurodevelopmental outcomes at 30 months...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912368/neurodevelopment-of-hiv-exposed-and-hiv-unexposed-uninfected-children-at-24-months
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Sumona Chaudhury, Paige L Williams, Gloria K Mayondi, Jean Leidner, Penny Holding, Vicki Tepper, Sharon Nichols, Jane Magetse, Maureen Sakoi, Kebaiphe Moabi, Joseph Makhema, Charlotte Mdluli, Haruna Jibril, George R Seage, Betsy Kammerer, Shahin Lockman
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine if HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) children had worse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 24 months compared with HIV-unexposed uninfected (HUU) children in Botswana. METHODS: HIV-infected and uninfected mothers enrolled in a prospective observational study ("Tshipidi") in Botswana from May 2010 to July 2012. Child neurodevelopment was assessed at 24 months with the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Third Edition (Bayley-III: cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, expressive language, and receptive language domains) and the Development Milestones Checklist (DMC), a caregiver-completed questionnaire (locomotor, fine motor, language and personal-social domains)...
September 14, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910164/botryoid-odontogenic-cyst-exploration-of-proliferative-activity-apoptosis-and-expression-of-tp53-and-bcl2-compared-to-the-histologically-identical-lateral-periodontal-and-gingival-cysts
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R S Redman, E Paal, S Chauhan, R Avers, N Bayley
The botryoid odontogenic cyst (BOC) is a rare, locally more aggressive variant of the usually indolent lateral periodontal cyst (LPC) and gingival cyst (GC). A recent case of BOC provided an opportunity for an exploratory study on the causes of its more aggressive behavior. The limited objective was to see if the BOC was sufficiently different from the other cysts to warrant an investment in a large study. Sections of neutral buffered formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues from the BOC and archival specimens of four GCs, four LPCs and three odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs) were stained using immunohistochemistry for Ki-67, a marker of proliferating cells, caspase-3, a marker of cells undergoing apoptosis, tumor suppressor p53, and the apoptosis inhibitor BCL2...
September 14, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901887/microcytosis-is-associated-with-low-cognitive-outcomes-in-healthy-2-year-olds-in-a-high-resource-setting
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Elaine K McCarthy, Mairead E Kiely, Geraldine Hannon, Caroline Ahearne, Louise C Kenny, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Alan D Irvine, Deirdre M Murray
Fe deficiency in early childhood is associated with long-term consequences for cognitive, motor and behavioural development; however explorations in healthy children from low risk, high-resource settings have been limited. We aimed to explore associations between Fe status and neurodevelopmental outcomes in low risk, healthy 2-year-olds. This study was a secondary analysis of a nested case-control subgroup from the prospective, maternal-infant Cork Babies after Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints: Evaluating the Longitudinal Impact using Neurological and Nutritional Endpoints (BASELINE) Birth Cohort Study...
September 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893979/exposure-to-unpredictable-maternal-sensory-signals-influences-cognitive-development-across-species
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Elysia Poggi Davis, Stephanie A Stout, Jenny Molet, Brian Vegetabile, Laura M Glynn, Curt A Sandman, Kevin Heins, Hal Stern, Tallie Z Baram
Maternal care is a critical determinant of child development. However, our understanding of processes and mechanisms by which maternal behavior influences the developing human brain remains limited. Animal research has illustrated that patterns of sensory information is important in shaping neural circuits during development. Here we examined the relation between degree of predictability of maternal sensory signals early in life and subsequent cognitive function in both humans (n = 128 mother/infant dyads) and rats (n = 12 dams; 28 adolescents)...
September 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891004/cerebral-imaging-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-after-entero-and-human-parechovirus-sepsis-in-young-infants
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Eveline P de Jong, Herma C Holscher, Sylke J Steggerda, Jeanine M M Van Klink, Erika P M van Elzakker, Enrico Lopriore, Frans J Walther, Frank Brus
Enterovirus (EV) and human parechovirus (HPeV) are major causes of sepsis-like illness in infants under 90 days of age and have been identified as neurotropic. Studies about acute and long-term neurodevelopment in infants with sepsis-like illness without the need for intensive care are few. This study investigates cerebral imaging and neurodevelopmental outcome following EV and HPeV infection in these infants. We studied infants under 90 days of age who were admitted to a medium care unit with proven EV- or HPeV-induced sepsis-like illness...
September 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882175/strategies-to-improve-the-quality-of-life-of-persons-post-stroke-protocol-of-a-systematic-review
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Sarah E P Munce, Laure Perrier, Saeha Shin, Chamila Adhihetty, Kristen Pitzul, Michelle L A Nelson, Mark T Bayley
BACKGROUND: While many outcomes post-stroke (e.g., depression) have been previously investigated, there is no complete data on the impact of a variety of quality improvement strategies on the quality of life and physical and psychological well-being of individuals post-stroke. The current paper outlines a systematic review protocol on the impact of quality improvement strategies on quality of life as well as physical and psychological well-being of individuals with stroke. METHODS: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, and PsycINFO databases will be searched...
September 7, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878181/developmental-outcomes-at-24-months-of-age-in-toddlers-supplemented-with-arachidonic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-results-of-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Angela M Devlin, Cecil M Y Chau, Roger Dyer, Julie Matheson, Deanna McCarthy, Karin Yurko-Mauro, Sheila M Innis, Ruth E Grunau
Little is known about arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) requirements in toddlers. A longitudinal, double blind, controlled trial in toddlers ( n = 133) age 13.4 ± 0.9 months (mean ± standard deviation), randomized to receive a DHA (200 mg/day) and ARA (200 mg/day) supplement (supplement) or a corn oil supplement (control) until age 24 months determined effects on neurodevelopment. We found no effect of the supplement on the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development 3rd Edition (Bayley-III) cognitive and language composites and Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (Beery VMI) at age 24 months...
September 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872426/enhancing-quality-practice-for-prevention-and-diagnosis-of-urinary-tract-infection-during-inpatient-spinal-cord-rehabilitation
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Seyed Mohammad Alavinia, Maryam Omidvar, Farnoosh Farahani, Mark Bayley, Joana Zee, Beverley Catharine Craven
Objectives To reduce the incidence of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in subacute SCI individuals admitted for tertiary inpatient rehabilitation. Design A quality improvement team was assembled to improve UTI prevention/diagnosis. To plan data collection, UTI-related factors were mapped in an Ishikawa (fishbone) driver diagram. Data including patient demographics, presence and frequency of signs and/or symptoms of UTI and antibiotic initiation from August to December 2015 were recorded. Sensitivity, Specificity, Positive and Negative Predictive Values (PPV, NPV), and Likelihood Ratios (LR) were calculated for each sign and symptom...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866004/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-infants-with-very-low-birth-weights-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-their-extra-uterine-growth-retardation
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Han-Chun Chien, Chao-Huei Chen, Teh-Ming Wang, Ya-Chi Hsu, Ming-Chih Lin
BACKGROUND: For infants with very low birth weights (VLBW), their neurodevelopmental outcomes are thought to be associated with extra-uterine growth retardation (EUGR). In this study, based on a single institute, we analyzed the association between different levels or severity of EUGR of VLBW infants and their neurodevelopmental outcomes later at a corrected age of 24 months. METHODS: This is a hospital-based retrospective cohort study. The severity of EUGR was classified into three categories according to the z-score of discharge weight: z < -2...
August 11, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864240/global-motion-perception-is-associated-with-motor-function-in-2-year-old-children
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Benjamin Thompson, Christopher J D McKinlay, Arijit Chakraborty, Nicola S Anstice, Robert J Jacobs, Nabin Paudel, Tzu-Ying Yu, Judith M Ansell, Trecia A Wouldes, Jane E Harding
The dorsal visual processing stream that includes V1, motion sensitive area V5 and the posterior parietal lobe, supports visually guided motor function. Two recent studies have reported associations between global motion perception, a behavioural measure of processing in V5, and motor function in pre-school and school aged children. This indicates a relationship between visual and motor development and also supports the use of global motion perception to assess overall dorsal stream function in studies of human neurodevelopment...
August 31, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859933/evaluation-of-high-dose-volumetric-ct-to-reduce-inter-observer-delineation-variability-and-ptv-margins-for-prostate-cancer-radiotherapy
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Hamideh Alasti, Young-Bin Cho, Charles Catton, Alejandro Berlin, Peter Chung, Andrew Bayley, Aaron Vandermeer, Vickie Kong, David Jaffray
PURPOSE: The aim was to determine whether the enhanced soft tissue contrast provided by high-dose volumetric CT (HDVCT) can reduce inter-observer variability in delineating prostate compared to helical conventional CT (CCT) scans and 3T MRI scans for patients undergoing radical prostate cancer radiotherapy. Secondly, to quantify the potential PTV reduction with decreased inter-observer variability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 320 slice volumetric CT scanner was used...
August 28, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851784/the-effects-of-vitamin-b12-supplementation-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum-on-growth-and-neurodevelopment-in-early-childhood-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ram K Chandyo, Manjeswori Ulak, Ingrid Kvestad, Merina Shrestha, Suman Ranjitkar, Sudha Basnet, Mari Hysing, Laxman Shrestha, Tor A Strand
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin B12 is crucial for normal cell division and differentiation, and necessary for the development and myelination of the central nervous system. Pregnant mothers in resource poor settings are at risk for poor vitamin B12 status. Poor vitamin B12 status in infancy is linked to poor growth and neurodevelopment. Brain development starts from conception, and pregnancy is a period of rapid growth and development for the brain. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study is an individually randomised double-blind placebo controlled trial in 800 pregnant Nepalese women randomised in a 1:1 ratio...
August 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846688/effects-of-lay-support-for-pregnant-women-with-social-risk-factors-on-infant-development-and-maternal-psychological-health-at-12-months-postpartum
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Emma Popo, Sara Kenyon, Sophie-Anna Dann, Christine MacArthur, Jacqueline Blissett
BACKGROUND: The ELSIPS (Evaluation of Lay Support in Pregnant Women with Social Risk) RCT showed that lay support for women with social risk had a positive effect on maternal mental health and mother-infant bonding. This exploratory study examined whether these observed benefits would impact infant development at 1 year. METHODS: A sub-sample of women whose infants were under one year who had participated in the ELSIPS RCT which randomised women to receive either standard care or the services of a Pregnancy Outreach Worker (POW), and who were contactable, were eligible to participate in the follow up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839174/light-patterning-of-synthetic-tissues-with-single-droplet-resolution
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Michael J Booth, Vanessa Restrepo Schild, Stuart J Box, Hagan Bayley
Synthetic tissues can be generated by forming networks of aqueous droplets in lipid-containing oil. Each droplet contains a cell-free expression system and is connected to its neighbor through a lipid bilayer. In the present work, we have demonstrated precise external control of such networks by activating protein expression within single droplets, by using light-activated DNA to encode either a fluorescent or a pore-forming protein. By controlling the extent of activation, synthetic tissues were generated with graded levels of protein expression in patterns of single droplets...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839077/alcohol-consumption-in-a-general-antenatal-population-and-child-neurodevelopment-at-2-years
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Jane L Halliday, Evelyne Muggli, Sharon Lewis, Elizabeth J Elliott, David J Amor, Colleen O'Leary, Susan Donath, Della Forster, Cate Nagle, Jeffrey M Craig, Peter J Anderson
BACKGROUND: Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is a community health problem with up to 50% of pregnant women drinking alcohol. The relationship between low or sporadic binge PAE and adverse child outcomes is not clear. This study examines the association between PAE in the general antenatal population and child neurodevelopment at 2 years, accounting for relevant contributing factors. METHODS: This prospective population-based cohort recruited 1570 pregnant women, providing sociodemographic, psychological and lifestyle information and alcohol use for five time periods...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838425/lymph-node-ratio-relationship-to-regional-failure-and-distant-metastases-in-oral-cavity-cancer
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Ali Hosni, Caitlin McMullen, Shao Hui Huang, Wei Xu, Jie Su, Andrew Bayley, Scott V Bratman, John Cho, Meredith Giuliani, John Kim, Jolie Ringash, John Waldron, Anna Spreafico, Ilan Weinreb, John R de Almeida, Dale H Brown, Jonathan C Irish, Brian O'Sullivan, David P Goldstein, Andrew Hope
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the impact of lymph node ratio (LNR, number of positive nodes/total number of excised nodes) on regional-only-failure, distant-only-failure and overall survival (OS) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). METHODS: Retrospective review of pN0-2 OSCC-patients (1994-2012) treated with curative-surgery with neck dissection±postoperative radiotherapy (PORT)±concurrent chemotherapy. LNR was subjected to multivariable analysis (MVA) of regional-only-failure, distant-only-failure and OS...
August 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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