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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274316/comparative-evaluation-of-neonatal-bilirubin-using-radiometer-whole-blood-co-oximetry-and-plasma-bilirubin-methods-from-roche-diagnostics-and-ortho-clinical-diagnostics
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Ian Marie Lano, Andrew W Lyon, Li Wang, Rob Ruskin, Martha E Lyon
BACKGROUND: Clinically significant variation has been reported within and between plasma and whole blood total bilirubin methods used to identify neonates for whom clinical intervention for hyperbilirubinemia may be required. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate total bilirubin measurements between the Radiometer whole blood co-oximeter and plasma bilirubin methods from Roche Diagnostics and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics using neonatal specimens. METHODS: Total bilirubin levels were analyzed by whole blood co-oximetry (Radiometer® ABL90)...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251627/pbx-transcription-factors-drive-pulmonary-vascular-adaptation-to-birth
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David J McCulley, Mark D Wienhold, Elizabeth A Hines, Timothy A Hacker, Allison Rogers, Ryan J Pewowaruk, Rediet Zewdu, Naomi C Chesler, Licia Selleri, Xin Sun
A critical event in the adaptation to extrauterine life is relaxation of the pulmonary vasculature at birth, allowing for a rapid increase in pulmonary blood flow that is essential for efficient gas exchange. Failure of this transition leads to pulmonary hypertension (PH), a major cause of newborn mortality associated with preterm birth, infection, hypoxia, and malformations including congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). While individual vasoconstrictor and dilator genes have been identified, the coordination of their expression is not well understood...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245247/accuracy-of-intrapartum-fetal-blood-gas-analysis-by-scalp-sampling-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ziad Hilal, Jennifer Mrkvicka, Günther A Rezniczek, Askin Dogan, Clemens B Tempfer
Fetal blood gas analysis (FBGA) using scalp blood is commonly used to identify serious fetal distress. However, there is a lack of data regarding its accuracy and reliability. The aim of this study was to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of FBGA for predicting postpartum acidosis in case of nonreassuring fetal heart rate tracings (NRFHRT). To this end, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of singleton term deliveries with NRFHRT according to Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique and Fisher cardiotocography scores undergoing FBGA in a university hospital...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222087/dose-dependent-relationship-between-acidosis-at-birth-and-likelihood-of-death-or-cerebral-palsy
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Rod Kelly, S M Ramaiah, Helen Sheridan, Hilary Cruickshank, Magda Rudnicka, Chris Kissack, Julie-Clare Becher, Ben J Stenson
BACKGROUND: The acid-base status of infants around birth can provide information about their past, current and future condition. Although umbilical cord blood pH <7.0 or base deficit ≥12 mmol/L is associated with increased risk of adverse outcome, there is uncertainty about the prognostic value of degree of acidosis as previous studies have used different variables, thresholds, outcomes and populations. METHODS: Retrospective review of routinely collected clinical data in all live-born inborn infants of 35 weeks gestation or more delivered between January 2005 and December 2013 at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh, UK...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184860/safety-of-umbilical-cord-milking-in-very-preterm-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Soo-Youn Song, Youjin Kim, Byung-Hun Kang, Heon-Jong Yoo, Mina Lee
Objective: To investigate the safety of umbilical cord milking on both the mother and neonate among very preterm deliveries of less than 33 weeks of gestation. Methods: Pregnant women who were expected to deliver at between 24 0/7 and 32 6/7 weeks of gestation were randomized to either the umbilical cord milking or immediate cord clamping group. Maternal and neonatal data associated with delivery, in addition to neonatal morbidity and mortality data, were collected and analyzed...
November 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177054/increase-in-branched-chain-amino-acids-due-to-acidemia-in-neonatal-calves-with-diarrhoea
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Kenji Tsukano, Hiroki Inoue, Kazuyuki Suzuki
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between acid-base status and plasma branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) concentration in calves with diarrhoea for intravenous nutrition, especially with amino acid solution in calves with diarrhoea. Thirty-four Holstein calves aged 11.0±5.9 days old were enrolled in this study. In 10 of 34 calves exhibiting clinical signs of diarrhoea, severe dehydration and acidemia were observed (severe group: pH: 7.04±0.11, base excess (BE): -17.4±4.5) based on blood gas analysis...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170816/umbilical-cord-entanglement-s-frequency-and-its-impact-on-the-newborn
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Tatjana Walla, Markus A Rothschild, Jan C Schmolling, Sibylle Banaschak
Neonaticide is a serious allegation that needs a complete chain of criminal investigations. In this context, a nuchal cord is considered to be responsible for an infant's death, but there is a clear lack of evidence. The purpose of our study is to reveal if a nuchal cord can be responsible for stillbirth, poor perinatal outcome, or neonatal death in the forensic aspect. We conducted a prospective study in collaboration with the Augustinian Sisters' Hospital in Cologne, Germany in the period from February 2014 to May 2016...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165752/the-clinical-effects-of-combined-use-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-at-early-stage-to-cure-severe-respiratory-failure-in-neonates
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W Wang, Z-G Li, G Liu, L Xue
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of combined use of inhaled nitric oxide at the early stage to cure severe respiratory failure in neonates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 45 cases of neonates with severe respiratory failure, who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of XuZhou Children's Hospital from November 2014 to February 2016, were selected as objects of study, namely the iNO treatment group. On the basis of conventional treatment and mechanical ventilation, all of them were treated with the combined use of iNO at the early stage...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158542/metabolic-profiling-of-umbilical-cord-blood-in-macrosomia
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H Sun, Y Wang, C Wang, X Xu, Y Wang, H Yan, X Yang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The term macrosomia is used to describe neonates with a birth weight of 4000 g or more. Macrosomia is a potential risk factor for obesity and metabolic syndromes in postnatal and adult life, yet little is known about its associations with metabolic difference in the early-age. We performed metabolic profiling of umbilical cord blood to discover differential metabolites of macrosomia. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of full-term singletons with normal maternal glucose tolerance [50 cases (macrosomia, birth weight ⩾4000 g); 50 controls (normal weight, birth weight 2500-3999 g)]...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061366/long-duration-sevoflurane-exposure-with-the-normoxic-carrier-gas-increase-the-neural-apoptosis-and-impair-the-long-term-cognitive-function-in-neonatal-rats
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Toru Goyagi
The effects of short-term versus long-term anesthesia and the carrier gas used to deliver anesthesia on neuroapoptosis and cognitive impairments in the developing brain are not fully understood. This study shows that long-duration sevoflurane anesthesia with or without additional oxygen induces neuroapoptosis and long-term cognitive dysfunction in neonatal rats. Seven-day-old rats were exposed to sevoflurane anesthesia for 2, 4, and 6 h with 21% or 30% oxygen. The control group received 21% oxygen alone for 6 h...
October 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031388/postnatal-rbc-arachidonic-and-docosahexaenoic-acids-deficiencies-are-associated-with-higher-risk-of-neonatal-morbidities-and-mortality-in-preterm-infants
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S Fares, M M Sethom, M B Hammami, M Cheour, M Feki, S Hadj-Taieb, S Kacem
Arachidonic (AA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids are essential for the health and development of the neonate. Red blood cell (RBC) fatty acids were analyzed in 583 very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and 274 term infants using capillary gas chromatography. VLBW infants exhibited significantly lower RBC AA (13.0 ± 0.89 vs. 13.5 ± 0.98) and DHA (3.77 ± 0.60 vs. 3.80 ± 0.62), but higher n6:n3 ratio (3.97 ± 0.46 vs. 3.63 ± 0.37) than term infants. In VLBW infants, DHA was lower in those born with small for gestational age (3...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016494/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-indicated-preterm-births-based-on-the-intended-mode-of-delivery
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Spencer G Kuper, Rachel A Sievert, Robin Steele, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita, Lorie M Harper
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes in women who underwent induction of labor or planned cesarean delivery in indicated preterm births before 34 weeks of gestation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all indicated singleton preterm births (23-34 weeks of gestation) in a tertiary center from 2011 to 2014. The primary maternal outcome was a composite of early postpartum hemorrhage, blood transfusion, operative complications, postpartum complications, and clinical chorioamnionitis...
November 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971976/recent-advances-in-our-understanding-of-the-mechanisms-of-late-lung-development-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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David Emanuel Surate Solaligue, José Alberto Rodríguez-Castillo, Katrin Ahlbrecht, Rory E Morty
The objective of lung development is to generate an organ of gas exchange that provides both a thin gas diffusion barrier and a large gas diffusion surface area, which concomitantly generates a steep gas-diffusion concentration gradient. As such, the lung is perfectly structured to undertake the function of gas exchange: a large number of small alveoli provide extensive surface area within the limited volume of the lung, and a delicate alveolo-capillary barrier brings circulating blood into close proximity to the inspired air...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969229/surfactant-therapy-for-early-onset-pneumonia-in-late-preterm-and-term-neonates-needing-mechanical-ventilation
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Sujata Deshpande, Pradeep Suryawanshi, Kunal Ahya, Rajesh Maheshwari, Samir Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Pathophysiology of pneumonia involves leakage of plasma proteins into the airways and accumulation of cytokines within the lung. Several in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated that this proteinaceous material and lung inflammation inhibit surfactant function. AIM: To evaluate whether exogenous surfactant therapy improves oxygenation and gas exchange in late preterm and term neonates with early onset pneumonia and respiratory failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective interventional cohort study was conducted at a tertiary care neonatal unit...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966359/association-of-unmeasured-strong-ions-with-outcome-of-hospitalized-beef-and-dairy-diarrheic-calves
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Diego E Gomez, Jeanne Lofstedt, Luis G Arroyo, Maureen Wichtel, Tammy Muirhead, Henri Stämpfli, J Trenton McClure
Increased systemic concentrations of L-lactate and unmeasured strong ions (USI) are associated with an increased risk of mortality in human neonates and adults suffering from various diseases. This exploratory study aimed to investigate if values of certain acid-base parameters, especially L-lactate and USI, on admission to hospital are associated with mortality in diarrheic calves. Fifty-five calves < 28 days old admitted to 2 teaching hospitals for diagnosis and treatment of diarrhea were included. Admission demographic, physical examination, blood gas and biochemistry analysis, and outcome data were recorded...
October 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955060/pentoxifylline-and-pentaglobin-adjuvant-therapies-for-neonatal-nosocomial-sepsis-in-neonates-less-than-1500g-weight
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Sahin Hamilcikan, Emrah Can, Ovgu Buke, Can Polat, Esra Ozcan
OBJECTIVE: To compare different support therapies in very low birth-weight preterm neonates with nosocomial sepsis. METHODS: This clinical pilot study was conducted at the Bagcilar Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, from September 2015 to November 2016. Preterm infants appropriately sized for a gestational age of < 32 weeks and < 1,500g were included in the study. Pentaglobin was initiated on the day of diagnosis of nosocomial sepsis to very low birth-weight preterm neonates as a support therapy in addition to antibiotics: 5 ml/kg per day of pentaglobin was infused over a four-hour period on three consecutive days...
October 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947918/efficacy-study-of-pulmonary-surfactant-combined-with-assisted-ventilation-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-management-of-term-neonates
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Jinfeng Liu, Gang Liu, Hongwei Wu, Zhenguang Li
The clinical efficacy of pulmonary surfactant (PS) combined with assisted ventilation was assessed for acute respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) management of term neonates. The total sample size was of 60 subjects. Group I: Experimental group, 30 cases were treated with standard of care with tracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation and PS (100-200 mg/kg). In case of hypoxaemia present even after 12 h standard of care was administered again, up to 4 times. Group II: Control group, 30 cases treated with conventional tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943514/a-novel-kcnj11-mutation-associated-with-transient-neonatal-diabetes
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Evangelia Gole, Stavroula Oikonomou, Sian Ellard, Elisa De Franco, Kyriaki Karavanaki
BACKGROUND: Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a rare type of monogenic diabetes that presents in the first 6 months of life. Activating mutations in the KCNJ11 gene encoding for the Kir6.2 subunit of the KATP channel can lead to transient (TNDM) or permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM). CASE REPORT: A female infant presented at the 22nd day of life with severe hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis (glucose: 907mg/dl, blood gas pH: 6.84, HCO3: 6mmol/l). She was initially managed with intravenous (IV) fluids and IV insulin...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942435/re-examining-the-arterial-cord-blood-gas-ph-screening-criteria-in-neonatal-encephalopathy
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Zachary Andrew Vesoulis, Steve M Liao, Rakesh Rao, Shamik B Trivedi, Alison G Cahill, Amit M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: Screening criteria for neonatal encephalopathy remain a complex combination of subjective and objective criteria. We examine the utility of universal cord blood gas testing and mandatory encephalopathy evaluation for infants with pH ≤7.10 on umbilical cord arterial blood gas (cABG) as a single screening measure for timely identification of moderate/severe encephalopathy. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: Infants born at a single centre between 2008 and 2015, who were ≥36 weeks, had no congenital anomalies and had a cABG pH ≤7...
September 23, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938291/feasibility-and-safety-of-controlled-active-hypothermia-treatment-during-transport-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Eniko Szakmar, Kata Kovacs, Unoke Meder, Agnes Nagy, Andras Szell, Bojan Bundzsity, Zsolt Somogyvari, Attila J Szabo, Miklos Szabo, Agnes Jermendy
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of controlled active hypothermia versus standard intensive care during neonatal transport in patients with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. DESIGN: Cohort study with a historic control group. SETTING: All infants were transported by Neonatal Emergency & Transport Services to a Level-III neonatal ICU. PATIENTS: Two hundred fourteen term newborns with moderate-to-severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy...
December 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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