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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157039/comparison-of-cesarean-versus-vaginal-delivery-of-extremely-preterm-gestations-in-breech-presentation-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kirsten M Niles, Jon F R Barrett, Noor Niyar N Ladhani
OBJECTIVE: As survival increases at earlier gestational ages, the optimal mode of delivery, especially in cases of breech presentation, is of increasing importance. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes of vaginal delivery (VD) and cesarean section (CS) births for infants in breech presentation at borderline viability. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of live breech births between 23 + 0 and 25 + 6 weeks gestation at a tertiary university center from 2003 to 2013 was conducted...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153738/pregnancy-outcomes-following-cardiac-transplantation
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Rohan D'Souza, Elisabeth Soete, Candice K Silversides, Nusrat Zaffar, Tim Van Mieghem, Johan Van Cleemput, Catriona Bhagra, Mathew Sermer, Heather Ross
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to report pregnancy outcomes in women following cardiac transplantation. METHODS: This was a descriptive retrospective cohort study of women with pregnancies following cardiac transplantation managed at two large tertiary centres in Canada and Belgium between 2001 and 2017. RESULTS: Sixteen women had 17 singleton pregnancies following cardiac transplantation. The mean maternal age was 28 ± 5.8, and the transplant-to-pregnancy interval was 7...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145693/early-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Arne Ohlsson, Sanjay M Aher
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants have low plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO), providing a rationale for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to prevent or treat anaemia and to provide neuro protection and protection against necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Darbepoetin (Darbe) and EPO are currently available ESAs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of ESAs (erythropoietin (EPO) and/or Darbe) initiated early (before eight days after birth) compared with placebo or no intervention in reducing red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, adverse neurological outcomes, and feeding intolerance including necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm and/or low birth weight infants...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131125/splanchnic-cerebral-oxygenation-ratio-decreases-during-enteral-feedings-in-anemic-preterm-infants-observations-under-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Katherine Braski, Kimberlee Weaver-Lewis, Manndi Loertscher, Qian Ding, Xiaoming Sheng, Mariana Baserga
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in premature infants. Due to risks with red blood cell transfusions, many anemic infants are not transfused. The implications of this pathophysiologic status, especially at times of increased metabolic demand (enteral feedings), is not well understood. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows for the noninvasive determination of regional oxygen saturations (rSO2) in tissues such as the brain and mesentery, giving insight into their oxygen sufficiency. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that during enteral feedings very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with a hematocrit ≤28% will experience a decrease in splanchnic rSO2 and splanchnic-cerebral oxygenation ratio (SCOR)...
November 8, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122542/twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-what-we-have-learned-from-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Fatiha Djaafri, Julien Stirnemann, Imen Mediouni, Claire Colmant, Yves Ville
Monochorionic twin pregnancies are at increased risk for adverse outcome compared to dichorionic twin pregnancies and singletons. Monochorionic-specific complications include twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), twin anemia-polycythemia sequence, single intrauterine fetal demise and its consequences on the co-twin, and selective intrauterine growth restriction. Whereas the natural history of monochorionic-specific complications carries a high risk of fetal death or severe neurologic disability, a framework now exists, based on well-designed clinical trials, for optimal treatment of these entities...
November 6, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103407/musical-interests-and-talent-twin-jazz-musicians-and-twin-studies-twin-research-loss-of-a-preterm-multiple-conjoined-twin-conception-depression-in-fathers-of-twins-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-twin-news-high-achieving-twins-twin-children-of-a-tennis-star
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Nancy L Segal
Findings from twin studies of musical interests and talent are reviewed as a backdrop to the lives and careers of twin jazz musicians, Peter and Will Anderson. The Anderson twins exemplify many aspects of twin research, namely their matched musical abilities, shared musical interests, and common career. This overview is followed by reviews of studies and case reports of bereavement in families who have lost a preterm multiple birth infant, the conception of conjoined twins following in vitro fertilization (IVF), depression in fathers of twins, and twin-to-twin transfusion incidence in monochorionic-diamniotic IVF twin pairs...
November 6, 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101986/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-multiple-gestations
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Phyllis Glanc, David A Nyberg, Nadia J Khati, Sandeep Prakash Deshmukh, Kika M Dudiak, Tara Lynn Henrichsen, Liina Poder, Thomas D Shipp, Lynn Simpson, Therese M Weber, Carolyn M Zelop
Women with twin or higher-order pregnancies will typically have more ultrasound examinations than women with a singleton pregnancy. Most women will have at minimum a first trimester scan, a nuchal translucency evaluation scan, fetal anatomy scan at 18 to 22 weeks, and one or more scans in the third trimester to evaluate growth. Multiple gestations are at higher risk for preterm delivery, congenital anomalies, fetal growth restriction, placenta previa, vasa previa, and velamentous cord insertion. Chorionicity and amnionicity should be determined as early as possible when a twin pregnancy is identified to permit triage of the monochorionic group into a closer surveillance model...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101631/effect-of-placental-transfusion-on-iron-stores-in-moderately-preterm-neonates-of-30-33%C3%A2-weeks-gestation
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Bikramjit Das, Venkataseshan Sundaram, Praveen Kumar, William T Mordi, Lakhbir K Dhaliwal, Reena Das
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of placental transfusion by delayed cord clamping (DCC) of 60 s or cord milking (CM) on serum ferritin levels at hospital discharge and 3 mo of postmenstrual age (PMA) in preterm neonates of 30 to 33 wk gestation in comparison to early cord clamping (ECC) within 10 s. METHODS: This mixed longitudinal study was conducted in moderately preterm neonates of 30 to 33 wk gestation born in a level III unit in Northern India with the study sample nested within a randomized controlled trial on placental transfusion...
November 4, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097178/delayed-versus-early-umbilical-cord-clamping-for-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael Fogarty, David A Osborn, Lisa Askie, Anna Lene Seidler, Kylie Hunter, Kei Lui, John Simes, William Tarnow-Mordi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of delayed versus early cord clamping on hospital mortality (primary outcome) and morbidity in preterm infants using Cochrane Collaboration Neonatal Review Group methodology. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Chinese articles, cross-referencing citations, expert informants and trial registries to 31 July 2017. STUDY ELIGIBILITY: RCTs of delayed (≥ 30 seconds) vs early (<30 seconds) clamping in infants born <37 weeks gestation...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092682/evaluation-of-dynamic-thiol-disulfide-homeostasis-in-very-low-birth-weighted-preterms
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Sezin Unal, Dilek Ulubas Isik, Ahmet Yagmur Bas, Sara Erol, İlter Arifoglu, Murat Alisik, Ozcan Erel, Nihal Demirel
BACKGROUND: Thiols are organic compounds containing sulfhydryl groups which exert antioxidant effects via dynamic thiol-disulfide homeostasis. The shift towards disulfides indicates the presence of oxidative environment. Thiol-disulfide homeostasis has not been evaluated in neonates. We aimed to evaluate dynamic thiol-disulfide homeostasis in preterm infants. METHODS: Preterm infants with birth weight less than 1500 grams (25-32 weeks of gestation) were included...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081267/delayed-versus-immediate-cord-clamping-in-preterm-infants
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William Tarnow-Mordi, Jonathan Morris, Adrienne Kirby, Kristy Robledo, Lisa Askie, Rebecca Brown, Nicholas Evans, Sarah Finlayson, Michael Fogarty, Val Gebski, Alpana Ghadge, Wendy Hague, David Isaacs, Michelle Jeffery, Anthony Keech, Martin Kluckow, Himanshu Popat, Lucille Sebastian, Kjersti Aagaard, Michael Belfort, Mohan Pammi, Mohamed Abdel-Latif, Graham Reynolds, Shabina Ariff, Lumaan Sheikh, Yan Chen, Paul Colditz, Helen Liley, Margo Pritchard, Daniele de Luca, Koert de Waal, Peta Forder, Lelia Duley, Walid El-Naggar, Andrew Gill, John Newnham, Karen Simmer, Katie Groom, Philip Weston, Joanna Gullam, Harshad Patel, Guan Koh, Kei Lui, Neil Marlow, Scott Morris, Arvind Sehgal, Euan Wallace, Roger Soll, Leslie Young, David Sweet, Susan Walker, Andrew Watkins, Ian Wright, David Osborn, John Simes
Background The preferred timing of umbilical-cord clamping in preterm infants is unclear. Methods We randomly assigned fetuses from women who were expected to deliver before 30 weeks of gestation to either immediate clamping of the umbilical cord (≤10 seconds after delivery) or delayed clamping (≥60 seconds after delivery). The primary composite outcome was death or major morbidity (defined as severe brain injury on postnatal ultrasonography, severe retinopathy of prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis, or late-onset sepsis) by 36 weeks of postmenstrual age...
October 29, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065730/fetal-hydrops-and-the-risk-of-severe-preeclampsia
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Richard M Burwick, Rachel A Pilliod, Stephanie E Dukhovny, Aaron B Caughey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence and severity of preeclampsia in pregnancies complicated by fetal hydrops. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of singleton gestations from 2005-2008 in California. The primary predictor was fetal hydrops and the primary outcome was preeclampsia. Selected adverse maternal and neonatal events were assessed as secondary outcomes. Potential confounders examined included fetal anomalies, polyhydramnios, race/ethnicity, nulliparity, chronic hypertension, and gestational or pregestational diabetes mellitus...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040903/aplasia-cutis-congenita-as-a-result-of-interstitial-laser-therapy-for-fetal-reduction-in-monochorionic-twins-conservative-approach-and-outcome
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Veronica Mugarab-Samedi, Abhay Lodha, Adel ElSharkawy, Essa Al Awad
Monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies are known to carry a high risk of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that could lead to miscarriage and perinatal death. Demise of one fetus is frequently associated with co-fetal death. Fetal reduction by interstitial laser therapy is an effective procedure to prevent this outcome, but it may be associated with significant risks for both mother and fetus. Aplasia Cutis Congenita (ACC) may occur in up to 8% cases of fetal reduction by laser therapy. We report ACC in a preterm infant, a survivor of interstitial laser therapy for fetal reduction in MC pregnancy...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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/28990078/increased-expression-of-high-mobility-group-box-protein-1-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-placenta-previa
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Han Xie, Ping Qiao, Yi Lu, Ying Li, Yuping Tang, Yiying Huang, Yirong Bao, Hao Ying
Placenta previa is often associated with preterm delivery, reduced birth weight, a higher frequency of placental accreta and postpartum haemorrhage, and increased likelihood of blood transfusion. The present study aimed to examine the expression of high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) in the placenta of women with or without placenta previa. The study group consisted of placental tissues obtained from women with or without placenta previa. The expression levels of HMGB1 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were evaluated in the placental tissues using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, western blotting and immunohistochemistry...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978600/bilateral-large-subconjunctival-haemorrhages-unmasking-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-during-retinopathy-of-prematurity-screening
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Parijat Chandra, Devesh Kumawat, Vinod Kumar, Ruchir Tewari
Although thrombocytopenia is known to be associated with pathogenesis of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is rare in infancy and not reported to occur with ROP. A preterm infant with aggressive posterior ROP developed bilateral massive subconjunctival haemorrhage after scleral indentation during screening. On evaluation, the infant was found to have severe ITP. Following intravenous transfusion of platelets and immunoglobulin, platelet counts improved and subconjunctival haemorrhage resolved over time...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970693/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-neonate-due-to-possible-transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury
#17
Arti Maria, Sheetal Agarwal, Anu Sharma
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a potentially life-threatening complication of blood component transfusion. It is relatively underdiagnosed entity in neonates with scant literature. We report a case of TRALI in a preterm neonate developing acute respiratory distress within 6 h of blood product transfusion in the absence of preexisting lung disease. Prompt ventilator and supportive management were instituted. The baby showed clinical and radiological improvement within 12 h; however, he succumbed to death due to acute massive pulmonary hemorrhage 36 h later...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969546/igf-1-as-a-drug-for-preterm-infants-a-step-wise-clinical-development
#18
Ann Hellstrom, David Ley, Boubou Hallberg, Chatarina Lofqvist, Ingrid Hansen-Pupp, Luca A Ramenghi, Jan Borg, Lois E H Smith, Anna-Lena Hard
BACKGROUND: Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a mitogenic hormone involved in many processes such as growth, metabolism, angiogenesis and differentiation. After very preterm birth, energy demands increase while maternal supplies of nutrients and other factors are lost and the infant may become dependent on parenteral nutrition for weeks. Low postnatal IGF-1 concentrations in preterm infants are associated with poor weight gain, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and other morbidities...
October 2, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954873/chronic-auditory-toxicity-in-late-preterm-and-term-infants-with-significant-hyperbilirubinemia
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Sanjiv B Amin, Satish Saluja, Arvind Saili, Mark Orlando, Hongyue Wang, Nirupama Laroia, Asha Agarwal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Significant hyperbilirubinemia (SHB) may cause chronic auditory toxicity (auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder and/or sensorineural hearing loss); however, total serum bilirubin (TSB) does not discriminate neonates at risk for auditory toxicity. Our objective was to compare TSB, bilirubin albumin molar ratio (BAMR), and unbound bilirubin (UB) for their association with chronic auditory toxicity in neonates with SHB (TSB ≥20 mg/dL or TSB that met criteria for exchange transfusion)...
October 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952974/assessment-of-mesenteric-tissue-saturation-oxygen-saturation-and-heart-rate-pre-and-post-blood-transfusion-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-using-abdominal-site-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Harriet D Miller, Daleen A Penoyer, Kari Baumann, Ann Diaz, Mary Lou Sole, Susan M Bowles
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants often receive blood transfusions during hospitalization. Although transfusions are intended to enhance oxygen delivery, previous studies found decreases in tissue and mesenteric oxygen saturation during and after blood transfusions without changes in vital signs and hemoglobin oxygen saturation. PURPOSE: To study the effect of blood transfusions on regional mesenteric tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2), hemoglobin saturation of oxygen (SpO2), and heart rate (HR) in premature infants...
August 3, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
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