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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211916/role-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-endothelin-1-polymorphism-genes-with-the-pathogenesis-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants
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Dawid Szpecht, Janusz Gadzinowski, Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz, Grażyna Kurzawińska, Marta Szymankiewicz
In the pathogenesis of neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in preterm infants, an important role is played by changes in venous and arterial cerebral flows. It has been shown that the ability of autoregulation of cerebral flows in response to variations in arterial blood pressure in preterm infants is impaired. This impaired autoregulation causes an increased risk of germinal matrix rupture and IVH occurrence. We examined three polymorphisms of genes, related to regulation of blood flow, for an association with IVH in 100 preterm infants born from singleton pregnancy, before 32 + 0 weeks of gestation, exposed to antenatal steroids therapy, and without congenital abnormalities...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203337/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-three-natural-surfactants-curosurf-survanta-and-alveofact-in-the-treatment-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-among-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirhadi Mussavi, Keyvan Mirnia, Khairollah Asadollahi
BACKGROUND: Although several different types of natural surfactants are available, including Alveofact, Curosurf, and Survanta, the preferred type and the magnitude of their effects are unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to compare the effects of these three surfactants on the gas exchange and clinical outcomes of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). METHODS: This triple-blind randomized clinical trial studied all preterm neonates ≤ 37 weeks with RDS who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Taleghani hospital (Tabriz, Iran) between 2012 and 2013...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203328/blood-pressure-profile-in-the-7th-and-11th-year-of-life-in-children-born-prematurely
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Maja Gilarska, Malgorzata Klimek, Dorota Drozdz, Andrzej Grudzien, Przemko Kwinta
BACKGROUND: Several research trials have analyzed the impact of prematurity on the prevalence of hypertension (HT). However, prospective long-term studies are lacking. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of HT at the age of 7 and 11 years in a regional cohort of preterm infants with a birth weight of ≤ 1000 g. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 67 children with a birth weight of ≤ 1000 g who were born in Malopolska between September 2002 and August 2004...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
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/28193574/effects-of-preterm-birth-and-fetal-growth-retardation-on-life-course-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-schoolchildren-from-colombia-the-fuprecol-study
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Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Emilio Villa-González, Javier Martínez-Torres, Anthony C Hackney, Antonio García-Hermoso
BACKGROUND: Both fetal growth restriction and prematurity have been associated with cardiometabolic risk in youth and adults, however, data on their combined effects on cardiometabolic health in youth are scarce. AIMS: This study aimed at assessing the effects of birth weight and gestational age combined on life-course cardiovascular risk factors and obesity among schoolchildren from Colombia. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Participants comprised 2510 Colombian schoolchildren (54...
February 10, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164084/comparison-of-phenylephrine-and-ephedrine-in-treatment-of-spinal-induced-hypotension-in-high-risk-pregnancies-a-narrative-review
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Sasima Dusitkasem, Blair H Herndon, Monsicha Somjit, David L Stahl, Emily Bitticker, John C Coffman
PURPOSE: To compare maternal and fetal effects of intravenous phenylephrine and ephedrine administration during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery in high-risk pregnancies. SOURCE: An extensive literature search was conducted using the US National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE search engine, Cochrane review, and Google Scholar using search terms "ephedrine and phenylephrine," "preterm and term and spinal hypotension," "preeclampsia and healthy parturients," or "multiple and singleton gestation and vasopressor...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137987/diagnostic-performance-of-placental-growth-factor-in-women-with-suspected-preeclampsia-attending-antenatal-facilities-in-maputo-mozambique
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U Vivian Ukah, Francisco Mbofana, Beatriz Manriquez Rocha, Osvaldo Loquiha, Chishamiso Mudenyanga, Momade Usta, Marilena Urso, Sharla Drebit, Laura A Magee, Peter von Dadelszen
In well-resourced settings, reduced circulating maternal-free placental growth factor (PlGF) aids in either predicting or confirming the diagnosis of preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, stillbirth, preterm birth, and delivery within 14 days of testing when preeclampsia is suspected. This blinded, prospective cohort study of maternal plasma PlGF in women with suspected preeclampsia was conducted in antenatal clinics in Maputo, Mozambique. The primary outcome was the clinic-to-delivery interval. Other outcomes included: confirmed diagnosis of preeclampsia, transfer to higher care, mode of delivery, intrauterine fetal death, preterm birth, and low birth weight...
March 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120286/adverse-perinatal-outcomes-and-postpartum-multi-systemic-dysregulation-adding-vitamin-d-deficiency-to-the-allostatic-load-index
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Eynav Elgavish Accortt, James Mirocha, Christine Dunkel Schetter, Calvin J Hobel
Background Allostatic load (AL) is an index of multi-system physiological "wear-and-tear," operationalizing emergent chronic disease risk and predicting morbidity and mortality. AL has been proposed as an organizing framework for studying pregnancy outcomes and additional AL biomarkers for the study of maternal health would be valuable. Objectives To test whether adverse perinatal outcomes are associated with postpartum AL and if including vitamin D deficiency (serum 25(OH)D < 20 ng/ml) as an additional marker of postpartum AL increases the association...
January 24, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115515/does-extremely-low-birth-weight-predispose-to-low-renin-hypertension
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Anke Raaijmakers, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Jolien Claessens, Nicholas Cauwenberghs, Theun Pieter van Tienoven, Fang-Fei Wei, Lotte Jacobs, Elena Levtchenko, Steven Pauwels, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Karel Allegaert, Jan A Staessen
: Low birth weight and prematurity are risk factors for hypertension in adulthood. Few studies in preterm or full-term born children reported on plasma renin activity (PRA). We tested the hypothesis that renin might modulate the incidence of hypertension associated with prematurity. We enrolled 93 prematurely born children with birth weight <1000 g and 87 healthy controls born at term, who were all examined at ≈11 years. Renal length and glomerular filtration rate derived from serum cystatin C were 0...
March 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115513/proton-pump-inhibitors-decrease-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-and-soluble-endoglin-secretion-decrease-hypertension-and-rescue-endothelial-dysfunction
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Kenji Onda, Stephen Tong, Sally Beard, Natalie Binder, Masanaga Muto, Sevvandi N Senadheera, Laura Parry, Mark Dilworth, Lewis Renshall, Fiona Brownfoot, Roxanne Hastie, Laura Tuohey, Kirsten Palmer, Toshihiko Hirano, Masahito Ikawa, Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino, Natalie J Hannan
Preeclampsia is a severe complication of pregnancy. Antiangiogenic factors soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and soluble endoglin are secreted in excess from the placenta, causing hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, and multiorgan injury. Oxidative stress and vascular inflammation exacerbate the endothelial injury. A drug that can block these pathophysiological steps would be an attractive treatment option. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are safe in pregnancy where they are prescribed for gastric reflux...
March 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115028/post-transitional-adaptation-of-the-left-heart-in-uncomplicated-very-preterm-infants
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Koert De Waal, Nilkant Phad, Anil Lakkundi, Peter Tan
BACKGROUND: The postnatal period in preterm infants involves multiple physiological changes occurring immediately after birth and continuing for days or weeks. To recognise and treat compromise, it is important to measure cardiovascular function. The aim of this study was to describe longitudinal left ventricular function using conventional and novel echocardiography techniques in preterm infants who did not experience significant antenatal or postnatal complications and treatments. METHODS: We prospectively obtained cardiac ultrasound images at days 3, 7, 14, 21, and 28 in 25 uncomplicated, preterm infants <30 weeks of gestation...
January 24, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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
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