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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211488/differences-in-the-clinical-characteristics-of-early-and-late-onset-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-full-term-infants-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Qiu-Yu Li, Yao An, Li Liu, Xue-Qiu Wang, Shi Chen, Zheng-Li Wang, Lu-Quan Li
Information regarding the influence of age at onset on prognosis in full-term infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is limited, and identifying differences between the clinical characteristics of early-onset NEC (EO-NEC) and late-onset NEC (LO-NEC) may be helpful in the determination of effective management strategies. In the present study, the medical records of 253 full-term infants with NEC were reviewed, and the clinical characteristics of the EO-NEC group (n = 150) and the LO-NEC group (n = 103) were compared...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209955/-the-complications-of-intestinal-stoma-in-children
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S V Minaev, N I Bykov, A V Isaeva, A V Kachanov, E A Tovkan, N V Filip'yeva, I N Gerasimenko
AIM: To investigate the complications of intestinal stoma in children and to develop measures for decrease of their incidence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 152 children with congenital and acquired gastrointestinal pathology requiring surgical treatment with the imposition of intestinal stoma. Atresia of intestinal tube was observed in 28 (18.4%) children, meconium ileus - in 10 (6.6%) cases, Hirschsprung's disease - in 11 (7.2%)cases, anorectal malformations - in 39 (25...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206997/pulmonary-hypertension-in-preterm-infants-results-of-a-prospective-screening-program
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C G Weismann, J D Asnes, A Bazzy-Asaad, C Tolomeo, R A Ehrenkranz, M J Bizzarro
OBJECTIVE: Determine prevalence and associations with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective institutional echocardiographic PH screening at 36 to 38 weeks' corrected gestational age (GA) for infants born <32 weeks' GA who had bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD; group BPD), and infants without BPD who had a birth weight (BW) <750 g, or clinical suspicion for PH (group NoBPD). RESULTS: Two hundred and four infants were screened (GA 25...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196391/pentoxifylline-treatment-of-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-with-nosocomial-sepsis
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Şahin Hamilçıkan, Emrah Can, Övgü Büke, Meltem Erol, Özlem Bostan Gayret
Objective The objective of this study was to assess the result of intravenous pentoxifylline as an adjunct to antibiotic therapy on mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates with nosocomial sepsis. Methods For the 18 VLBW preterm neonates, as an adjunct therapy to antibiotics regimens, pentoxifylline (5 mg/kg/h for 6 hours) was administered to premature infants with sepsis on 3 successive days. Clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded before and after treatment. Results Following pentoxifylline therapy, the immature-to-total neutrophil ratio and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were significantly decreased, while the blood pH and base excess were significantly increased (p < 0...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196365/the-golden-age-of-probiotics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-and-observational-studies-in-preterm-infants
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Elda Dermyshi, Yizhong Wang, Chongbin Yan, Wenchao Hong, Gang Qiu, Xiaohui Gong, Ting Zhang
BACKGROUND: Over the last few years, probiotics have been one of the most studied interventions in neonatal medicine. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to analyse all studies (randomized controlled trials, RCTs, and observational studies) assessing the use of probiotics in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants. SEARCH METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science...
February 15, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188037/determinants-of-outcomes-in-patients-with-simple-gastroschisis
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Fouad Youssef, Jean-Martin Laberge, Pramod Puligandla, Sherif Emil
PURPOSE: We analyzed the determinants of outcomes in simple gastroschisis (GS) not complicated by intestinal atresia, perforation, or necrosis. METHODS: All simple GS patients enrolled in a national prospective registry from 2005 to 2013 were studied. Patients below the median for total parenteral nutrition (TPN) duration (26days) and hospital stay (34days) were compared to those above. Univariate and multivariate logistic and linear regression analyses were employed using maternal, patient, postnatal, and treatment variables...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188035/breast-milk-derived-exosomes-promote-intestinal-epithelial-cell-growth
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Alison Hock, Hiromu Miyake, Bo Li, Carol Lee, Leonardo Ermini, Yuhki Koike, Yong Chen, Pekka Määttänen, Augusto Zani, Agostino Pierro
BACKGROUND: Breast milk administration prevents necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). However, the mechanism remains unclear. Exosomes are cell-derived vesicles highly present in human milk and regulate intercellular signaling, inflammation, and immune response. We hypothesized that milk-derived exosomes beneficially affect intestinal epithelial cells. METHODS: Rat milk was collected, and exosomes were isolated using ExoQuick reagent and visualized by Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185632/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-tapering-surgery-for-small-intestinal-dilatation-in-pediatric-short-bowel-syndrome
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Maria Hukkinen, Reetta Kivisaari, Antti Koivusalo, Mikko P Pakarinen
BACKGROUND: In remains unclear why in some short bowel syndrome (SBS) patients, the remaining small bowel (SB) dilates excessively leading to requirement of tapering surgery. METHODS: Among SBS children, we retrospectively analyzed risk factors for tapering surgery with logistic regression and compared the outcome of operated patients (n=16) to those managed conservatively (n=44) with Cox proportional hazards regression. RESULTS: SBS was caused by necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) (n=31), SB atresia (SBA) (n=13), midgut volvulus (n=12), or gastroschisis (n=4)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182644/multiple-strains-probiotics-appear-to-be-the-most-effective-probiotics-in-the-prevention-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-mortality-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Hung-Yang Chang, Jin-Hua Chen, Jui-Hsing Chang, Hung-Chih Lin, Chien-Yu Lin, Chun-Chih Peng
BACKGROUND: Some oral probiotics have been shown to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and decrease mortality effectively in preterm very low birth weight (PVLBW) infants. However, it is unclear whether a single probiotic or a mixture of probiotics is most effective for the prevention of NEC. OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis was conducted by reviewing the most up to date literature to investigate whether multiple strains probiotics are more effective than a single strain in reducing NEC and death in PVLBW infants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176308/fluid-restriction-for-treatment-of-preterm-infants-with-chronic-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Keith J Barrington, Etienne Fortin-Pellerin, Thomas Pennaforte
BACKGROUND: Fluid restriction is often recommended as part of the management of infants with early or established bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether fluid restriction as part of the therapeutic intervention for early or established BPD improves clinical outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We used the standard search strategy of Cochrane Neonatal to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 1) in the Cochrane Library (searched 16 February 2016), MEDLINE via PubMed (1966 to 16 February 2016), Embase (1980 to 16 February 2016), and CINAHL (1982 to 16 February 2016)...
February 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168986/gastric-emptying-is-reduced-in-experimental-nec-and-correlates-with-the-severity-of-intestinal-damage
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Yuhki Koike, Bo Li, Carol Lee, Shigang Cheng, Hiromu Miyake, Christopher Welsh, Alison Hock, Jaques Belik, Augusto Zani, Agostino Pierro
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to assess gastric emptying in experimental necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and its diagnostic significance using non-invasive ultrasound imaging. METHODS: Fourteen neonatal mice (C57BL/6) were randomized into two groups: NEC [n=10] and control [n=4]. NEC was induced by gavage feeding of hyperosmolar formula, hypoxia, and lipopolysaccharide between postnatal day 5 (P5) and 9 (P9). Stomach volume was measured using a 40-MHz ultrasound transducer on P5 and P9...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168985/predicting-time-to-full-enteral-nutrition-in-children-after-significant-bowel-resection
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Jessica Gonzalez-Hernandez, Purvi Prajapati, Gerald Ogola, Nandini Channabasappa, Barbara Drews, Hannah G Piper
PURPOSE: Parenteral nutrition (PN) contributes to considerable morbidity in children after significant bowel resection. This study evaluates the utility of clinical variables in predicting time to independence from PN. METHODS: After IRB approval, a retrospective review (1999-2012) of 71 children who were on PN for >6weeks after intestinal resection and successfully weaned was performed. Clinical characteristics were evaluated to determine the relationship to time to full enteral nutrition...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167131/erythropoietin-induced-cytoprotection-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-is-linked-to-system-xc
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Colin Martin, Mikita Patel, Miguel Melendez-Ferro, Brian Sims
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a common but serious complication among premature babies. Currently, there are limited treatment options. These include intensive supportive care and surgical intervention. In this study, we hypothesize that erythropoietin (Epo) could be protective against cell necrosis by increasing the levels of glutathione. This can be regulated by increasing the activity of system xC(-). This was demonstrated using intestinal epithelial cells (IEC-6) as a model system. S4-CPG and sulfasalazine pharmacologically inhibit xCT, which induced cell death...
February 6, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164853/impact-of-antibiotics-on-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-antibiotic-associated-diarrhea
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REVIEW
Michael A Silverman, Liza Konnikova, Jeffrey S Gerber
Antibiotic treatment alters the composition and metabolic function of the intestinal microbiota. These alterations may contribute to the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Recent studies are beginning to unravel the contribution of specific groups of microbes and their metabolic pathways to these diseases. Probiotics or other microbiota-targeted therapies may provide effect strategies to prevent and treat NEC and AAD.
March 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159975/use-of-a-supplemental-oxygen-protocol-to-suppress-progression-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Tarah T Colaizy, Susannah Longmuir, Kevin Gertsch, Michael David Abràmoff, Jonathan M Klein
Purpose: To compare progression of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) before and after institution of an oxygen therapy protocol to inhibit active proliferation and progression of ROP in premature infants. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed of premature infants undergoing ROP screening before (cohort A) and after (cohort B) implementation of an oxygen therapy protocol to inhibit further progression for those with stage 2 ROP or worse. Statistical analysis with χ2, Fisher's exact test, or Wilcoxon rank sum test was performed; and logistic regression models were created to determine the odds ratio of cohort B developing ROP progression beyond stage 2, compared to cohort A, adjusting for other risk factors for ROP...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159211/should-women-providing-milk-to-their-preterm-infants-take-docosahexaenoic-acid-supplements
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REVIEW
Berthold Koletzko
Based on the available data, a high milk docosahexaenoic acid supply to very low-birth-weight infants and to extremely low-birth-weight infants at levels that support tissue accretion rates similar to the high rates of intrauterine deposition has the potential to enhance the early visual and cognitive development, and to reduce the occurrence of adverse events, such as severe developmental delay, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, necrotizing enterocolitis, and allergic manifestations in infancy and early childhood...
March 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159209/necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-human-milk-feeding-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nicole Theresa Cacho, Leslie A Parker, Josef Neu
This article summarizes evidence regarding whether a donor human milk (DHM) and/or an exclusively human milk (EHM) diet decreases the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and the dose of human milk (HM) necessary to reduce the risk of NEC in premature infants. Additional research regarding protection afforded by DHM and EHM is necessary as well as research elucidating the exact dose of HM necessary for NEC risk reduction. Research is also needed to determine whether there is a dose-dependent effect of DHM, a combination of mother's own milk and DHM, and an EHM diet on NEC incidence...
March 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159206/human-milk-oligosaccharides-and-the-preterm-infant-a-journey-in-sickness-and-in-health
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REVIEW
Sara Moukarzel, Lars Bode
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are a group of approximately 200 different unconjugated sugar structures in human milk proposed to support infant growth and development. Data from several preclinical animal studies and human cohort studies suggest HMOs reduce preterm infant mortality and morbidity by shaping the gut microbiome and protecting against necrotizing enterocolitis, candidiasis, and several other immune-related diseases. Current feeding practices and clinical algorithms do not consider infant HMO intake when assessing dietary adequacy or disease risk...
March 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152280/surfactant-administration-via-a-thin-endotracheal-catheter-during-spontaneous-breathing-in-preterm-infants
#19
REVIEW
Wanliang Wu, Yan Shi, Fengxia Li, Zhuoyu Wen, Hongli Liu
To systematically review the clinical outcomes of surfactant administration via a thin endotracheal catheter during spontaneous breathing compared with conventional administration involving tracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation (MV), and tracheal extubation, in preterm infants. PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify relevant clinical trials. Data were analyzed using the Cochrane Collaboration methods. Primary outcome measures included the incidence of MV and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)...
February 2, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150915/multicenter-retrospective-study-on-management-and-outcome-of-newborns-affected-by-surgical-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Silvana Federici, Lorenzo DE Biagi, Simona Straziuso, Ernesto Leva, Giulia Brisighelli, Girolamo Mattioli, Luca Pio, Pietro Bagolan, Giorgia Totonelli, Bruno Noccioli, Elisa Severi, Pierluigi Lelli Chiesa, Gabriele Lisi, Antonino Tramontano, Carolina DE Chiara, Carmine Del Rossi, Giovanni Casadio, Mario Messina, Rossella Angotti, Antonino Appignani, Mirko Bertozzi, Fabio Rossi, Valeria Gabriele, Andrea Franchella, Veronica Zocca
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common surgical emergency in newborns and it is still a leading cause of death despite the improvements reached in the management of the critically ill neonate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate risks factors, surgical treatments and outcome of surgical NEC. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated a multicentric group of 184 patients with surgical NEC over a period of 5 years (2008-2012). Indications to operation were modified NEC Bell stages IIIA or IIIB...
February 1, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
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