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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429607/thalamic-hemorrhagic-stroke-in-the-term-newborn-a-specific-neonatal-syndrome-with-non-uniform-outcome
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Laura Merlini, Sylviane Hanquinet, Joel Fluss
BACKGROUND: Neonatal thalamic hemorrhagic stroke is related to cerebral sinus venous thrombosis and associated with neurological sequelae. Predicting factors are however lacking. METHODS: Clinical and radiological findings at onset and on follow-up of 5 neonates with thalamic hemorrhage stroke are described. RESULTS: All neonates presented with abrupt lethargy, ophistotonos, irritability and/or seizures. The thalamic hemorrhagic stroke was most often unilateral (4/5), involving the posterior/entire thalamus in 3 cases and the anterior thalamus in 2...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417514/enlarged-cavum-septi-pellucidi-and-vergae-in-the-fetus-a-cause-for-concern
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Yoona K Ho, Michelle Turley, Krishelle L Marc-Aurele, Marilyn C Jones, Elise Housman, Dawn Engelkemier, Lorene E Romine, Paritosh C Khanna, Dolores H Pretorius
OBJECTIVES: To investigate fetal cases identified at our institution to determine whether an enlarged cavum septi pellucidi or cavum vergae is associated with other fetal abnormalities and whether its presence warrants more detailed investigation of the fetus. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 15 high- and low-risk patients undergoing prenatal sonography who had an enlarged cavum septi pellucidi or cavum vergae identified were reviewed. Data were collected for the sonographic study indication, gestation age at diagnosis of a prominent cavum, and associated anomalies...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416468/cardiac-transplantation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-long-qt-syndrome
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Angela M Kelle, J Martijn Bos, Susan P Etheridge, Bryan C Cannon, Randall M Bryant, Jonathan N Johnson, Michael J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a potentially lethal, yet highly treatable, cardiac channelopathy. Cardiac transplantation has been reported anecdotally for patients with severe LQTS refractory to standard therapies. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the incidence and risk factors for cardiac transplantation among children evaluated and treated in an LQTS specialty center. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 349 children with LQTS (mean age at diagnosis, 8...
April 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416424/-first-requests-for-a-regional-pediatric-palliative-care-team-a-prospective-and-observational-study
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L Marty, F Bernard, M Pierre, S Bringuier-Branchereau, N Sirvent, A Ribrault
INTRODUCTION: In France, 26 regional pediatric palliative care teams (ERRSPP) were created between 2008 and 2012. We conducted the first prospective French study to describe the main specifications of the initial contact with an ERRSPP and to analyze the responses given. DESIGN AND METHODS: All the requests for interventions on the part of the ERRSPP were collected between September 2013 and September 2014. We prospectively completed a questionnaire on the patient's clinical and demographic data (age, sex, disease), details regarding the request (type of applicant, unit's specialty, request pattern), and the answers provided (interval between diagnosis and request, duration of care by ERRSPP, death, changes compared to the initial request)...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414605/use-of-a-novel-surgical-approach-for-treatment-of-complete-bilateral-membranous-choanal-atresia-in-an-alpaca-cria
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Karine Pader, Patrick M Burns, Anne-Claire Brisville, Marjolaine Rousseau, Laurent Blond, Geoffrey Truchetti, Hélène Lardé, Catherine Lapointe, David Francoz
CASE DESCRIPTION A 4-hour-old 6.3-kg (13.9-lb) female alpaca cria was evaluated because of severe respiratory distress and difficulty nursing since birth. CLINICAL FINDINGS The cria had open-mouth breathing and cyanotic membranes, with no airflow evident from either nostril. Supplemental oxygen was delivered, and the patient was anesthetized and intubated orotracheally; a CT evaluation of the head confirmed bilateral membranous obstruction of the nasal cavities, consistent with complete bilateral choanal atresia...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414516/effects-of-having-preterm-infants-smell-amniotic-fluid-mother-s-milk-and-mother-s-odor-during-heel-stick-procedure-on-pain-physiological-parameters-and-crying-duration
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Dilek Küçük Alemdar, Funda Kardaş Özdemir
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to assess effects of having preterm infants smell amniotic fluid, mother's milk, and mother's odor during heel stick procedure on pain, physiological parameters, and crying duration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a randomized controlled experimental research. The population of the study was made up of preterm infants receiving treatment and care at a neonatal intensive care unit, where the study was conducted between January 2015 and March 2016...
April 17, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412313/is-trial-of-labor-harmful-in-breech-delivery-a-cohort-comparison-for-breech-and-vertex-presentations
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Sonia Adjaoud, Romain Demailly, Sophie Michel-Semail, Thameur Rakza, Laurent Storme, Philippe Deruelle, C Garabedian, Damien Subtil
INTRODUCTION: Planned vaginal delivery in breech presentation is accompanied by an excess neonatal risk that has, however, rarely been compared to that of delivery in vertex presentation. Because of the severity of complications that can occur in long term follow up, the risk of asphyxia is of particular concern. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To assess immediate neonatal status after a planned vaginal delivery of fetuses in breech compared with vertex presentation, we planned a retrospective hospital cohort study of singleton term deliveries from 2000 to 2011...
April 12, 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412200/three-year-follow-up-of-children-with-abnormal-newborn-screening-results-for-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Min-Jae Kang, Hye-Rim Chung, Yeon-Joung Oh, Young-Suk Shim, Seung Yang, Il-Tae Hwang
BACKGROUND: To analyze predictive factors suggesting transient congenital hypothyroidism (TCH) compared to permanent congenital hypothyroidism (PCH) or transient thyroid function test (TFT) abnormalities among children who had positive screening results at our centers over the past decade. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 105 subjects who presented elevated TSH levels on a newborn screening test (NST) was done. TCH was defined when a trial-off therapy was successful, and PCH was defined when a trial failed or when the subject was kept on medication beyond 3 years of age...
March 27, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411234/phenotype-of-gaba-transaminase-deficiency
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Mary Kay Koenig, Ryan Hodgeman, James J Riviello, Wendy Chung, Jennifer Bain, Claudia A Chiriboga, Kazushi Ichikawa, Hitoshi Osaka, Megumi Tsuji, K Michael Gibson, Penelope E Bonnen, Phillip L Pearl
OBJECTIVE: We report a case series of 10 patients with γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-transaminase deficiency including a novel therapeutic trial and an expanded phenotype. METHODS: Case ascertainment, literature review, comprehensive evaluations, and long-term treatment with flumazenil. RESULTS: All patients presented with neonatal or early infantile-onset encephalopathy; other features were hypotonia, hypersomnolence, epilepsy, choreoathetosis, and accelerated linear growth...
April 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409149/collaborative-implementation-strategy-for-newborn-resuscitation-and-essential-care-training-in-the-dominican-republic
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REVIEW
Alexandra Leader, Claudia Cadet, Davina Lazala, Wanny Roa, Olga Arroyo, Lloyd Jensen
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality accounts for 45% of under-5 mortality worldwide, with 98% of newborn deaths occurring in developing countries. The Dominican Republic (DR) demonstrates one of the highest neonatal mortality rates in Latin America despite broad access to care. Strategies to support professional capacity building and strengthen the local health care system are needed to improve neonatal outcomes in the DR. RATIONALE: Helping babies breathe (HBB) and essential care for every baby (ECEB) are evidence-based newborn resuscitation and essential care training programs that have been shown to improve providers' confidence, knowledge, and clinical skills...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406596/improving-early-identification-of-hiv-infected-neonates-with-birth-pcr-testing-in-a-large-urban-hospital-in-johannesburg-south-africa-successes-and-challenges
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Karl-Günter Technau, Louise Kuhn, Ashraf Coovadia, Sergio Carmona, Gayle Sherman
INTRODUCTION: Timely diagnosis is necessary to avert early death in HIV-infected neonates. Birth PCR testing may improve early identification and facilitate access to care. We implemented a birth HIV diagnosis programme in Johannesburg, South Africa and present successes and challenges of the first two and a half years of operation. METHODS: Between June 2014 and December 2016, we sought to identify all HIV-exposed births and offer newborn HIV PCR testing before discharge after delivery...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405994/vertical-transmission-of-chikungunya-manifesting-as-foetal-pericardial-effusion
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Aruna Nigam, Sumedha Sharma, Abhinav Jain, Anuj Gupta, Anupam Prakash
Chikungunya fever is believed to be a self-limiting illness, which can result in significant disability, but with a very low mortality. Chikungunya is uncommonly believed to be associated with serious manifestations. The present case is of a pregnant lady who had transient fever for two days in the third trimester, following which she developed foetal pericardial effusion and intrauterine growth restriction. After two weeks of the fever, in view of non-reactive non-stress test, breech and foetal pericardial effusion, patient was taken up for caesarean section...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403927/relevance-of-routine-doppler-sampling-at-the-two-umbilical-arteries-in-the-follow-up-of-dichorionic-twin-pregnancies-with-intrauterine-growth-restricted-fetuses
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A J Vivanti, E Lecarpentier, A-G Cordier, F Proulx, V Tsatsaris, A Benachi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess if the presence of bilateral absent or reverse end-diastolic velocity (AREDV) indicates a poorer prognosis than unilateral AREDV in dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction. METHODS: A prospective observational study of 36 dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction. One hundred and fifty seven ultrasound (US) examinations were performed...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401998/early-discontinuation-of-antiseizure-medications-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Mark P Fitzgerald, Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Nicholas S Abend
OBJECTIVE: Neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) managed with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) often experience acute symptomatic seizures, prompting treatment with antiseizure medications (ASMs). Because the risk of seizure occurrence after hospital discharge is unknown, the optimal ASM treatment duration is unclear. We aimed to determine the risk of seizure occurrence after hospital discharge and the impact of ASM treatment duration on this outcome. METHODS: We performed a single-center, retrospective study of consecutive neonates with HIE managed with TH who received ASMs for acute symptomatic seizures from June 2010 through December 2014...
April 12, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401959/prenatal-stress-from-trawl-capture-affects-mothers-and-neonates-a-case-study-using-the-southern-fiddler-ray-trygonorrhina-dumerilii
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L Guida, C Awruch, T I Walker, R D Reina
Assessing fishing effects on chondrichthyan populations has predominantly focused on quantifying mortality rates. Consequently, sub-lethal effects of capture stress on the reproductive capacity of chondrichthyans are largely unknown. We investigated the reproductive consequences of capture on pregnant southern fiddler rays (Trygonorrhina dumerilii) collected from Swan Bay, Australia, in response to laboratory-simulated trawl capture (8 h) followed immediately by air exposure (30 min). Immediately prior to, and for up to 28 days post trawling, all females were measured for body mass (BM), sex steroid concentrations (17-β estradiol, progesterone, testosterone) and granulocyte to lymphocyte (G:L) ratio...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399330/arginine-supplementation-for-prevention-of-necrotising-enterocolitis-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Prakeshkumar S Shah, Vibhuti S Shah, Lauren E Kelly
BACKGROUND: Decreased concentration of nitric oxide has been proposed as one of the possible cellular mechanisms of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Arginine can act as a substrate for production of nitric oxide in the tissues, and arginine supplementation may help to prevent NEC. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of arginine supplementation (administered by any route) on the incidence of NEC in preterm neonates. To conduct subgroup analyses based on the dose of arginine and the gestational age of participants (≤ 32 weeks, > 32 weeks)...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398692/seven-versus-10-days-antibiotic-therapy-for-culture-proven-neonatal-sepsis-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Smriti Rohatgi, Pooja Dewan, Mohammad Moonis Akbar Faridi, Ashwani Kumar, Rajeev Kumar Malhotra, Prerna Batra
AIM: Optimal duration of parenteral antibiotics for treating neonatal sepsis ranges from 7-14 days. We compared the efficacy of 7 versus 10 days duration of intravenous antibiotics for neonatal septicaemia. METHODS: We randomised blood culture-proven septic neonates (≥32 weeks and birth weight ≥1.5 kg) to receive either 7 or 10 days duration of intravenous antibiotics. We followed up neonates upto 28 days after stopping antibiotics for treatment failure defined by reappearance of clinical sepsis with a blood culture growing the same organism as cultured earlier, or in the absence of a positive culture, the presence of C-reactive protein and as adjudicated by an expert committee...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397227/-prenatal-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-a-case-with-lowe-syndrome-caused-by-interstitial-deletion-of-xq25-26
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Xiangyu Zhu, Jie Li, Tong Ru, Ruifang Zhu, Chenyan Dai, Wanjun Wang, Yali Hu
OBJECTIVE: To report on a sporadic case of Lowe syndrome diagnosed prenatally with ultrasound examination and genetic testing. METHODS: Detailed sonographic fetal screening was performed by an experienced sonographer at 32 weeks of gestation. Fetal cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was applied to detect potential brain abnormality. Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) was conducted on amniotic fluid sample from the fetus and peripheral blood sample from the mother...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396556/pregnancy-outcomes-in-association-with-stds-including-genital-hsv-2-shedding-in-a-south-african-cohort-study
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Dhayendre Moodley, Benn Sartorius, Savithree Madurai, Vani Chetty, Suzanne Maman
OBJECTIVES: Genital herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) shedding in pregnant women in association with neonatal herpes infection has been widely studied but there is limited evidence of its association with pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, we included a subgroup of pregnant women who were enrolled in a randomized control behavioural intervention study that was conducted in South Africa in 2008-2010. In pregnancy, women had a HIV rapid test done and a genital swab taken to test for curable STIs and HSV-2 DNA...
April 10, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391546/association-among-prematurity-30%C3%A2-weeks-gestational-age-blood-pressure-urinary-albumin-calcium-and-phosphate-in-early-childhood
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Namrata Vashishta, Vidya Surapaneni, Sanjay Chawla, Gaurav Kapur, Girija Natarajan
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on blood pressures (BP), urinary albumin, and mineral excretion in early childhood in contemporary cohorts of extremely low gestational age (GA) neonates. Our aim was to compare BPs and the urinary excretion of albumin, calcium, and phosphate in preterm and term-born cohorts in early childhood. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study conducted at a single center, involving children <5 years age, born preterm (GA <30 weeks) or at term (≥37 weeks' GA)...
April 8, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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