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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099428/biomarkers-of-adiposity-are-elevated-in-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-infants-at-1-2-and-3-years-of-age
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Andrea F Duncan, Joshua A Frankfurt, Roy J Heyne, Charles R Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Preterm, very-low-birth-weight (PT-VLBW) neonates are at-risk for metabolic syndrome later in life. At 1-3yrs, they exhibit excessive weight-for-length z-scores (Wt-LZ) and elevated systolic blood pressures (SBP). Serum adipokines are biomarkers of adiposity, but expression in PT-VLBW infants is unclear. We examined the correlation between serum adipokine levels, anthropometric measures and SBP in PT-VLBW neonates at follow-up. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional cohort study of PT-VLBW infants at 1, 2 and 3yrs of age (40/cohort)...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094441/sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll-tales-from-preterm-fetal-life
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Laura Bennet
Premature fetuses and babies are at greater risk of mortality and morbidity than their term counterparts. The underlying causes are multifactorial, but include exposure to hypoxia. Immaturity of organs and their functional control may impair the physiological defence responses to hypoxia and the preterm fetal responses, or lack thereof, to moderate hypoxia appear to support this concept. However, as this review demonstrates, despite immaturity, the preterm fetus responds to asphyxia in a qualitatively similar manner to that seen at term...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079872/is-use-of-multiple-antihypertensive-agents-to-achieve-blood-pressure-control-associated-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
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S E Allen, A Tita, S Anderson, J R Biggio, Dr L M Harper
OBJECTIVE: We assessed whether requiring >1 medication for blood pressure control is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of 974 singletons with chronic hypertension at a tertiary care center. Subjects on >1 antihypertensive agent were compared with those on one agent <20 weeks gestational age with results stratified by average blood pressure (<140/90 and ⩾140/90 mm Hg) from prenatal visits. The primary maternal outcome was preeclampsia; the primary neonatal outcome was small for gestational age (<10th percentile)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060859/physiological-biochemical-and-biophysical-characterization-of-the-lung-lavaged-spontaneously-breathing-rabbit-as-a-model-for-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Francesca Ricci, Chiara Catozzi, Xabier Murgia, Brenda Rosa, Davide Amidani, Luca Lorenzini, Federico Bianco, Claudio Rivetti, Silvia Catinella, Gino Villetti, Maurizio Civelli, Barbara Pioselli, Carlo Dani, Fabrizio Salomone
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) is a widely accepted technique of non-invasive respiratory support in spontaneously-breathing premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Surfactant administration techniques compatible with nCPAP ventilation strategy are actively investigated. Our aim is to set up and validate a respiratory distress animal model that can be managed on nCPAP suitable for surfactant administration techniques studies. Surfactant depletion was induced by bronchoalveolar lavages (BALs) on 18 adult rabbits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052587/pilot-study-of-dornase-alfa-pulmozyme-therapy-for-acquired-ventilator-associated-infection-in-preterm-infants
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Melissa Scala, Deborah Hoy, Maria Bautista, Judith Jones Palafoutas, Kabir Abubakar
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of adjunctive treatment with dornase alfa in preterm patients with ventilator-associated pulmonary infection (VAPI) compared to standard care. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that therapy with dornase alfa will be safe and well tolerated in the preterm population with no worsening of symptoms, oxygen requirement, or need for respiratory support. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded, pilot study comparing adjunctive treatment with dornase alfa to sham therapy...
January 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028526/investigation-of-the-relationship-between-idiopathic-microscopic-hematuria-in-the-first-and-second-trimesters-and-major-adverse-outcomes-of-pregnancy
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Azar Danesh Shahraki, Mahboobeh Esteki Bardeh, Mohammad Reza Najarzadegan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between idiopathic microscopic hematuria (in the first and second trimesters) and major adverse outcomes of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urinalysis was done for 700 pregnant women before 24 weeks of pregnancy. Those who had 3-5 red blood cells per milliliter in urinalysis were considered positive urinalysis. Then, all individuals were examined for blood pressure and other alarm signs of pregnancy complications in each visit...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995362/-pro-renin-and-pro-renin-receptor-expression-during-kidney-development-in-neonates
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Tomomasa Terada, Maki Urushihara, Takahiko Saijo, Ryuji Nakagawa, Shoji Kagami
: Although a recent study demonstrated that the (pro)renin receptor ((P)RR) was highly expressed in the developing kidney during the mouse embryonic development, the mechanism by which (P)RR supports renal development in humans is not fully understood. In this study, we examined the plasma levels of (pro)renin and soluble (P)RR (s(P)RR) in cord blood and neonates as well as (P)RR expression in human kidney tissues. Samples were collected from 57 preterm and 67 full-term human neonates...
February 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959909/former-very-preterm-infants-show-an-unfavorable-cardiovascular-risk-profile-at-a-preschool-age
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Anna Posod, Irena Odri Komazec, Katrin Kager, Ulrike Pupp Peglow, Elke Griesmaier, Elisabeth Schermer, Philipp Würtinger, Daniela Baumgartner, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Evidence points towards an unfavorable cardiovascular risk profile of former preterm infants in adolescence and adulthood. The aim of this study was to determine whether cardiovascular risk predictors are detectable in former very preterm infants at a preschool age. Five- to seven-year-old children born at <32 weeks' gestational age were included in the study. Same-aged children born at term served as controls. Basic data of study participants were collected by means of follow-up databases and standardized questionnaires...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942098/obstetric-predictors-of-hypertension-a-cross-sectional-study-of-women-attending-the-postnatal-clinic-of-jos-university-teaching-hospital
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Hadiza A Agbo, Basil N Okeahialam, Patrick H Daru
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive disease in pregnancy (HDP) accounts for high mother and child morbi-mortality and predict future cardiometabolic diseases. This study aimed to identify obstetric predictors of HDP needing preventive action to reduce its consequences; when women present to antenatal clinic (ANC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive this was an Interviewer-administered semi-structured questionnaire-based study of the anthropometric, and blood pressure measurementsin attendees at the postnatal clinic (PNC) of Jos University with ANC records...
November 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939493/hypertensive-disease-in-pregnancy-in-botswana-prevalence-and-impact-on-perinatal-outcomes
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Katherine M Johnson, Rebecca Zash, Miriam J Haviland, Michele R Hacker, Rebecca Luckett, Modiegi Diseko, Gloria Mayondi, Roger Shapiro
OBJECTIVES: Perinatal morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa has been attributed to infection, obstetric emergencies, and preterm birth, but less is known about hypertension in pregnancy. Our objective was to characterize the prevalence of hypertension in pregnancy and the impact of hypertension on perinatal outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. STUDY DESIGN: We performed surveillance of obstetric records at eight of the largest public hospitals in Botswana. Women were included in this analysis if they were HIV-uninfected and had singleton gestations and at least one prenatal blood pressure measurement...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939479/assessing-progression-from-mild-to-severe-preeclampsia-in-expectantly-managed-preterm-parturients
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R C Johnston, M L Stephenson, S Paraghamian, A Fong, K Hom, A Cruz, J McNulty
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with shortened latency in expectantly managed women diagnosed with preeclampsia without severe features between 23 0/7 and 35 6/7weeks' gestation. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study performed at a large community-based hospital between 2009 and 2014, evaluating all mothers between 23 0/7 and 35 6/7weeks' gestation with a diagnosis of preeclampsia without severe features. We collected maternal demographics, symptoms, vital signs and laboratory values within six hours of admission...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939476/differences-in-cardiovascular-function-comparing-prior-preeclamptics-with-nulliparous-controls
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Ira M Bernstein, Sarah A Hale, Gary J Badger, Carole A McBride
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study was to evaluate cardiovascular function; including blood pressure, cardiac output, pulse wave velocity and vascular compliance in nonpregnant nulliparous women compared to women with a history of preterm preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN: This was a case control study. Blood pressure was measured using the Finapres Pro. Baseline cardiac output was determined by echocardiography. Pulse wave velocity was estimated using simultaneous electrocardiographic tracings and ultrasound determined arterial flow waveforms and calculated as estimated distance divided by the time interval between EKG r-wave peak and ultrasound derived peak popliteal artery flow...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939471/maternal-and-fetal-morbidity-following-discontinuation-of-antihypertensive-drugs-in-mild-to-moderate-chronic-hypertension-a-4-year-observational-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Hamid Ellakwa, Awni Gamal, Mahmoud Emara
OBJECTIVE: To assess maternal and fetal morbidity in women with mild to moderate chronic hypertension on antihypertensive drug therapy compared to cessation of therapy. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study included 222 women with mild to moderate chronic hypertension (systolic blood pressure of 140-159mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of 90-109mmHg) who were divided into two groups based on antihypertensive drug intake, treatment group (n=104) who received methyl dopa, and non-treatment group (n=118) who used only low dose aspirin...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924521/effects-of-different-surfactant-administrations-on-cerebral-autoregulation-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Xu-Fang Li, Ting-Ting Cheng, Rui-Lian Guan, Hong Liang, Wei-Neng Lu, Jing-Hua Zhang, Mei-Yi Liu, Xin Yu, Jun Liang, Li Sun, Lian Zhang
To treat respiratory distress syndrome, surfactant is currently delivered via less invasive surfactant administration (LISA) or INtubation SURfactant Extubation (INSURE). The aim of this study was to compare the effect of the two delivery methods of surfactant on cerebral autoregulation. Near infrared spectroscopy monitoring was carried out to detect cerebral oxygen saturation (ScO2), and the mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) was simultaneously recorded. Of 44 preterm infants included, the surfactant was administrated to 22 via LISA and 22 via INSURE...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918385/neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-in-preterm-infants-with-established-or-evolving-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-on-high-intensity-mechanical-ventilatory-support-a-single-center-experience
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Young Hwa Jung, Han-Suk Kim, Juyoung Lee, Seung Han Shin, Ee-Kyung Kim, Jung-Hwan Choi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to report possible improvements in ventilator variables associated with a transition from synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation to neurally adjusted ventilatory assist in preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia who required a high level of mechanical ventilatory support in a single center. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Neonatal ICU. PATIENTS: Twenty-nine preterm infants with a median gestational age of 25...
December 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918253/placental-growth-factor-alone-or-in-combination-with-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-an-aid-to-the-assessment-of-women-with-suspected-pre-eclampsia-systematic-review-and-economic-analysis
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Geoff K Frampton, Jeremy Jones, Micah Rose, Liz Payne
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia (PE) prediction based on blood pressure, presence of protein in the urine, symptoms and laboratory test abnormalities can result in false-positive diagnoses. This may lead to unnecessary antenatal admissions and preterm delivery. Blood tests that measure placental growth factor (PlGF) or the ratio of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) to PlGF could aid prediction of PE if either were added to routine clinical assessment or used as a replacement for proteinuria testing...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917469/association-of-dysfunctional-synapse-defective-1-syde1-with-restricted-fetal-growth-syde1-regulates-placental-cell-migration-and-invasion
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Hsiao-Fan Lo, Ching-Yen Tsai, Chie-Pein Chen, Liang-Jie Wang, Yun-Shien Lee, Chia-Yu Chen, Chung-Tiang Liang, Mei-Leng Cheong, Hungwen Chen
The transcription factor glial cells missing 1 (GCM1) regulates trophoblast differentiation and function during placentation. Decreased GCM1 expression is associated with pre-eclampsia, suggesting that abnormal expression of GCM1 target genes may contribute to the pathogenesis of pregnancy complications. Here we identified a novel GCM1 target gene, synapse defective 1 (SYDE1), which encodes a RhoGAP that is highly expressed in human placenta, and demonstrated that SYDE1 promotes cytoskeletal remodelling and cell migration and invasion...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897107/hypertension-in-the-neonatal-period-an-update
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Anish Pillai, Deepak Sharma, Pratichi Kadam
There has been a growing interest among neonatologists and paediatricians regarding identification and evaluation of hypertension in the neonatal period. Despite the emergent normative data on blood pressure values in term and preterm neonates over the last two decades, there is still controversy regarding correct definition and classification of hypertension. This article will discuss the current definitions, the available normative data and etiology of neonatal hypertension. There is paucity of records in terms of efficacy of antihypertensive drugs in this specific population and management is usually experience based, causing considerable heterogeneity amongst different units...
November 29, 2016: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896911/the-timing-and-prevalence-of-intraoperative-hypotension-in-infants-undergoing-laparoscopic-pyloromyotomy-at-a-tertiary-pediatric-hospital
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Allan F Simpao, Luis M Ahumada, Jorge A Gálvez, Christopher P Bonafide, Elicia C Wartman, William Randall England, Arul M Lingappan, Todd J Kilbaugh, Abbas F Jawad, Mohamed A Rehman
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hypotension may be associated with adverse outcomes in children undergoing surgery. Infants and neonates under 6 months of age have less autoregulatory cerebral reserve than older infants, yet little information exists regarding when and how often intraoperative hypotension occurs in infants. AIMS: To better understand the epidemiology of intraoperative hypotension in infants, we aimed to determine the prevalence of intraoperative hypotension in a generally uniform population of infants undergoing laparoscopic pyloromyotomy...
January 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892756/use-of-high-non-invasive-respiratory-support-pressures-in-preterm-neonates-a-single-centre-experience
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Abdulaziz Binmanee, Salhab El Helou, Sandesh Shivananda, Christoph Fusch, Amit Mukerji
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence, indications and clinical outcomes following high pressures on non-invasive respiratory support (NRS) in preterm neonates. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of all neonates with BW < 1,500 g admitted from July 2012 to June 2014 and placed on high NRS, defined as mean airway pressure ≥ 10 cm H2O for at least 12 continuous hours using NCPAP and/or nasal high frequency ventilation (NIHFV). Clinical and physiological outcomes following high NRS were ascertained...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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