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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931021/a-retrospective-analysis-of-neonatal-encephalocele-predisposing-factors-and-outcomes
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Seyho Cem Yucetas, Necati Uçler
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the predisposing factors and outcomes of surgical management of encephaloceles at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 32 occipital encephaloceles managed operatively at the Neurosurgery Department Clinics of the Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, was performed between 2011 and 2015. RESULTS: Among the study population, 19 mothers had been exposed to TORCH infections (toxoplasma, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus), 18 were in consanguineous marriages, and 3 had regular prenatal screening...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922501/an-overview-of-congenital-myopathies
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Jean K Mah, Jeffrey T Joseph
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article uses a case-based approach to highlight the clinical features as well as recent advances in molecular genetics, muscle imaging, and pathophysiology of the congenital myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: Congenital myopathies refer to a heterogeneous group of genetic neuromuscular disorders characterized by early-onset muscle weakness, hypotonia, and developmental delay. Congenital myopathies are further classified into core myopathies, centronuclear myopathies, nemaline myopathies, and congenital fiber-type disproportion based on the key pathologic features found in muscle biopsies...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888583/systematic-epidemiological-investigations-of-cases-of-senecavirus-a-in-us-swine-breeding-herds
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K L Baker, C Mowrer, A Canon, D C L Linhares, C Rademacher, L A Karriker, D J Holtkamp
Epidemiological investigations were conducted on a case series of six Senecavirus A (SVA)-affected breeding herds in the United States to determine potential routes of introduction and enhance the swine industry's knowledge of SVA's clinical presentation and spread. Each SVA-affected herd was evaluated using a standard form to ensure that all relevant data were collected. The form was used to guide a detailed discussion about the clinical presentation of SVA and risk events that occurred in the 4 weeks prior to the first observation of clinical signs with the herd veterinarian and farm personnel...
November 25, 2016: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885286/immediate-outcome-of-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-in-hypoxiate-newborns-in-nepal-medical-college
#4
S Shrestha, G S Shrestha, A Sharma
BACKGROUND: Birth asphyxia is the fifth major cause of under-five child deaths after pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and complications of preterm birth. It is one of the important causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity accounting up to 30% of neonatal death in Nepal. It is also an important cause of long-term neurological disability and impairment. The mortality rate due to birth asphyxia is considered a good guide to the quality of perinatal care. This study was conducted to assess the rate of birth asphyxia, risk factors and outcome of the babies who were asphyxiated at birth...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832912/diffusion-restriction-in-the-corticospinal-tracts-and-the-corpus-callosum-in-neonates-after-cerebral-insult
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Monika Bekiesinska-Figatowska, Agnieszka Duczkowska, Sylwia Szkudlinska-Pawlak, Marek Duczkowski, Jaroslaw Madzik, Astra Cabaj, Katarzyna Krupa, Pawel Peczkowski, Hanna Bragoszewska
BACKGROUND: In neonatal brains diffusion restriction, which is not limited to the region of insult, but is also found in distant locations from it seems to be a frequent finding, called pre-Wallerian degeneration. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe these findings and to estimate the frequency of their occurrence with an attempt to determine their clinical significance. METHODS: 125 brain MRI examinations of neonates with confirmed brain damage performed or consulted in our Institute were retrospectively reviewed, focusing on the presence of restricted diffusion in corticospinal tracts (CST) and corpus callosum (CC)...
November 7, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823995/analysis-of-in-hospital-neonatal-death-in-the-tertiary-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-china-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Chen-Hong Wang, Li-Zhong Du, Xiao-Lu Ma, Li-Ping Shi, Xiao-Mei Tong, Hong Liu, Guo-Fang Ding, Bin Yi, Xin-Nian Pan, Dan-Ni Zhong, Ling Liu, Mei Li, Cui-Qing Liu, Shi-Wen Xia, Hong-Yun Wang, Ling He, Kun Liang, Xiao-Yu Zhou, Shu-Ping Han, Qin Lyu, Yin-Ping Qiu, Ruo-Bing Shan, De-Zhi Mu, Xiao-Hong Liu, Si-Qi Zhuang, Jing Guo, Li Liu, Jia-Jun Zhu, Hong Xiong
BACKGROUND: Globally, the proportion of child deaths that occur in the neonatal period remains a high level of 37-41%. Differences of cause in neonate death exist in different regions as well as in different economic development countries. The specific aim of this study was to investigate the causes, characteristics, and differences of death in neonates during hospitalization in the tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of China. METHODS: All the dead neonates admitted to 26 NICUs were included between January l, 2011, and December 31, 2011...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808413/a-new-solution-for-neonatal-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-endoscopic-arytenoid-abduction-lateropexy
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Shahram Madani, Ádám Bach, Vera Matievics, Eszter Erdélyi, Balázs Sztanó, Ilona Szegesdi, Paul F Castellanos, László Rovó
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Bilateral vocal cord paralysis in early childhood is a life-threatening condition, which often requires immediate intervention. One of the treatment options is a quick, reversible simple suture vocal cord lateralizing technique, whereby the arytenoid cartilage is directly lateralized to the normal abducted position. Considering pediatric laryngeal anatomy, a small endolaryngeal thread guide instrument was designed for precise suture insertion. STUDY DESIGN: New instrument validation...
November 3, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806964/phosphodiesterase-inhibitor-based-vasodilation-improves-oxygen-delivery-and-clinical-outcomes-following-stage-1-palliation
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Kimberly I Mills, Aditya K Kaza, Brian K Walsh, Hilary C Bond, Mackenzie Ford, David Wypij, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Melvin C Almodovar, Luis G Quinonez, Christopher W Baird, Sitaram E Emani, Frank A Pigula, James A DiNardo, John N Kheir
BACKGROUND: Systemic vasodilation using α-receptor blockade has been shown to decrease the incidence of postoperative cardiac arrest following stage 1 palliation (S1P), primarily when utilizing the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. We studied the effects of a protocol in which milrinone was primarily used to lower systemic vascular resistance (SVR) following S1P using the right ventricular to pulmonary artery shunt, measuring its effects on oxygen delivery (DO2) profiles and clinical outcomes...
November 2, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802300/amplitude-integrated-electroencephalogram-as-a-prognostic-tool-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-systematic-review
#9
Ruth Del Río, Carlos Ochoa, Ana Alarcon, Juan Arnáez, Dorotea Blanco, Alfredo García-Alix
INTRODUCTION: Perinatal management and prognostic value of clinical evaluation and diagnostic tools have changed with the generalization of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). AIM: to ascertain the prognostic value of amplitude integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) in neonates with HIE considering hours of life and treatment with TH. METHODS: A systematic review was performed. Inclusion criteria were studies including data of neonates with HIE, treated or not with TH, monitored with aEEG and with neurodevelopmental follow-up of at least 12 months...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796101/development-of-a-clinical-feeding-assessment-scale-for-very-young-infants-in-south-africa
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Mari Viviers, Alta Kritzinger, Bart Vinck
BACKGROUND: There is a need for validated neonatal feeding assessment instruments in South Africa. A locally developed instrument may contribute to standardised evaluation procedures of high-risk neonates and address needs in resource constrained developing settings. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to develop and validate the content of a clinical feeding assessment scale to diagnose oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) in neonates. METHOD: The Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale (NFAS) was developed using the Delphi method...
October 26, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795756/early-growth-in-preterm-infants-after-hospital-discharge-in-rural-kenya-longitudinal-study
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Diana Mawia Sammy, Margaret Njambi Chege, Jennifer Oyieke
INTRODUCTION: Prematurity is the single most important cause of mortality during the neonatal period. The early growth of these infants has been shown to be a predictor of their later growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes. The objective of this study was to establish the determinants of early growth in preterm infants after hospital discharge at the Kitui District Hospital, Kenya. METHODS: A short longitudinal study design was adopted to execute the study. During the period of April and June 2014, all the preterm infants who were discharged from the Kitui District Hospital Newborn Unit were enrolled in the study by obtaining written informed consent from their guardians...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788529/does-the-bmi-of-expectant-mothers-influence-the-concentration-of-c-reactive-protein-in-newborns-in-the-early-neonatal-period
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M J Raguz, D S Glamuzina, V Tomic, I Mikulic
Aim: The aim of the study is to determine the effect of body mass index in pregnancy on the CRP concentration in pregnant women and their newborn. The results of the study will serve as a guide for a more valid assessment of slightly elevated concentrations of CRP and a potential new guide for the treatment of newborns with antibiotics. Method: The research is a cohort prospective study of 2 groups of pregnant women and their newborn with respect to the body mass index of the pregnant women prior to delivery...
October 27, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775989/evidence-for-implementation-strategies-to-provide-palliative-care-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Megan Quinn, Sheila Gephart
BACKGROUND: Palliative care is a holistic framework that is designed to improve quality of life by identifying and treating distressing symptoms of life-threatening or complex conditions. Neonatal palliative care (NPC) has potential benefits for parents, staff, and patients, yet evidence suggests that implementation and utilization of organized NPC services are low. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to answer the clinical question: In neonatal intensive care, what evidence can be used to guide implementation of palliative care protocols? SEARCH STRATEGY: A literature search was conducted using CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature), PubMed, and the Cochrane Library databases...
December 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751641/global-alignment-of-immunization-safety-assessment-in-pregnancy-the-gaia-project
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Jan Bonhoeffer, Sonali Kochhar, Steven Hirschfeld, Paul T Heath, Christine E Jones, Jorgen Bauwens, Ángel Honrado, Ulrich Heininger, Flor M Muñoz, Linda Eckert, Mark Steinhoff, Steven Black, Michael Padula, Miriam Sturkenboom, Jim Buttery, Robert Pless, Patrick Zuber
Immunization in pregnancy provides a promising contribution to globally reducing neonatal and under-five childhood mortality and morbidity. Thorough assessment of benefits and risks for the primarily healthy pregnant women and their unborn babies is required. The GAIA project was formed in response to the call of the World Health Organization for a globally concerted approach to actively monitor the safety of vaccines and immunization in pregnancy programs. GAIA aims to improve the quality of outcome data from clinical vaccine trials in pregnant women with a specific focus on the needs and requirements for safety monitoring in LMIC...
December 1, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749356/methods-of-pushing-during-vaginal-delivery-and-pelvic-floor-and-perineal-outcomes-a-review
#15
Renaud de Tayrac, Vincent Letouzey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the past 20 years, several randomized studies have compared Valsalva and spontaneous pushing techniques during vaginal delivery. This review summarizes current medical knowledge concerning their maternal and fetal consequences, focusing on pelvic and perineal outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: We selected nine randomized controlled trials comparing Valsalva and spontaneous pushing, and a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial comparing different methods of perineal protection...
October 5, 2016: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748520/maternal-hla-genotyping-is-not-useful-for-predicting-severity-of-fetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia
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Susanna Sainio, Kaija Javela, Jarno Tuimala, Katri Haimila
Lack of reliable laboratory parameters is the main challenge in the management of fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). Despite the long-known association between the HLA-DRB3*01:01 allele and human platelet antigen 1a (HPA-1a) alloimmunisation, maternal human leucocyte antigen (HLA) typing has been of little clinical value. Recently, other DRB3 allele variants have been suggested to predict the severity of FNAIT. In this nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study, we performed extensive HLA typing of 96 women, accounting for 87% of our cohort of 110 families with confirmed or possible HPA-1a-immunisation...
October 17, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729121/assessment-and-management-of-pain-in-pediatric-otolaryngology
#17
Maria Claudia Rodríguez, Perla Villamor, Tatiana Castillo
INTRODUCTION: Pain is a disease by itself and it's a public health concern of major implication in children, not just because of the emotional component of the child and his family, but also due to the potential morbidity and mortality involving it. A proper assessment of pain it's a challenge in the pediatric population, due to their lack of understanding and verbalization of hurt. Additionally, a satisfactory treatment of pediatric pain can be arduous due to a lack of clinical knowledge, insufficient pediatric research, and the fear to opioid side effects and addiction...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720432/multidetector-computed-tomographic-angiography-imaging-of-congenital-pulmonary-venous-anomalies-a-pictorial-review
#18
Aysel Türkvatan, Alper Güzeltaş, Hasan Tahsin Tola, Yakup Ergül
Congenital pulmonary venous anomalies are not uncommon that can occur either in isolation or in association with different forms of congenital heart disease. Clinical presentation of these anomalies may vary from the relatively benign single anomalous partial pulmonary venous return to life-threatening critical obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous return. Accurate delineation of these anomalies and accompanied cardiovascular anomalies are crucial to guide decision making in these patients. Low-dose high-pitch dual-source 256-detector multidetector computed tomographic angiography is a fast and reliable imaging modality allowing comprehensive noninvasive anatomic imaging in neonates and children with congenital pulmonary venous anomalies with lower radiation doses and should be preferred for these patients after transthoracic echocardiography...
October 6, 2016: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712892/inspissated-bile-syndrome-safe-and-effective-minimally-invasive-treatment-with-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-in-neonates-and-infants
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Bapesh K Bollu, Michael J Dawrant, Kunal Thacker, Gordon Thomas, Murthy Chenapragadda, Kevin Gaskin, Albert Shun
PURPOSE: Inspissated bile syndrome (IBS) is a rare cause of obstructive jaundice in neonates and infants with several treatment options reported. We present our experience with the use of minimally invasive ultrasound-guided percutaneous cholecystostomy drain catheter placement with ongoing saline lavage in neonates and infants. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients treated with percutaneous cholecystostomy, from February 2010 till June 2015. We reviewed the technical and clinical success along with complications of the procedure...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704083/fiber-enhanced-raman-spectroscopic-analysis-as-a-novel-method-for-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-diseases-related-to-hyperbilirubinemia-and-hyperbiliverdinemia
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Di Yan, Christian Domes, Robert Domes, Timea Frosch, Jürgen Popp, Mathias W Pletz, Torsten Frosch
Fiber enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (FERS) is introduced for chemically selective and ultrasensitive analysis of the biomolecules hematin, hemoglobin, biliverdin, and bilirubin. The abilities for analyzing whole intact, oxygenated erythrocytes are proven, demonstrating the potential for the diagnosis of red blood cell related diseases, such as different types of anemia and hemolytic disorders. The optical fiber enables an efficient light-guiding within a miniaturized sample volume of only a few micro-liters and provides a tremendously improved analytical sensitivity (LODs of 0...
October 17, 2016: Analyst
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