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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078861/interleukin-6-and-interleukin-8-in-diagnosing-neonatal-septicemia
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Y Q Wu, J Shen, Q L Zhou, H W Zhao, L R Liu, X Liu
Neonatal septicemia (NS) is a common cause of death of newborn infants, hence early diagnosis and treatment are of the utmost importance. However, lack of specific clinical symptoms and late detection delay a correct diagnosis. It is therefore of great importance to establish auxiliary indexes for the early diagnosis of NS. To evaluate the value of interleukin (IL-6 and IL-8) in the diagnosis of NS, a prospective study was carried out. Seventy-five newborns who developed septicemia and received treatment in our hospital from January 2013 to December 2014 were selected as research subjects; also, 50 healthy newborns were set as a control group...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077516/early-onset-invasive-candidiasis-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-perinatal-acquisition-predicts-poor-outcome
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Michelle Barton, Alex Shen, Karel O'Brien, Joan L Robinson, H Dele Davies, Kim Simpson, Elizabeth Asztalos, Joanne Langley, Nicole Le Saux, Reginald Sauve, Anne Synnes, Ben Tan, Louis de Repentigny, Earl Rubin, Chuck Hui, Lajos Kovacs, Yvonne Cw Yau, Susan E Richardson
BACKGROUND: Neonatal invasive candidiasis (IC)presenting in the first week of life is less common and less well described than later onset IC. Risk factors, clinical features and disease outcomeshave not been studied in early onset disease (EOD, ≤7d) or compared to late onset disease (LOD, >7d). METHODS: All extremely low birth weight (ELBW, <1000g) cases with IC and controls froma multicentre study of neonatal candidiasisenrolledfrom 2001 to 2003were included in this study...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063544/the-prevention-of-early-onset-neonatal-group-b-streptococcal-disease
#3
Deborah Money, Victoria M Allen
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence in the literature and to provide recommendations on the management of pregnant women in labour for the prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease. The key revisions in this updated guideline include changed recommendations for regimens for antibiotic prophylaxis, susceptibility testing, and management of women with pre-labour rupture of membranes. OUTCOMES: Maternal outcomes evaluated included exposure to antibiotics in pregnancy and labour and complications related to antibiotic use...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061866/rapid-containment-of-nosocomial-transmission-of-a-rare-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-ca-mrsa-clone-responsible-for-the-staphylococcal-scalded-skin-syndrome-ssss
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Onofrio Lamanna, Dafne Bongiorno, Lisa Bertoncello, Stefano Grandesso, Sandra Mazzucato, Giovanni Battista Pozzan, Mario Cutrone, Michela Chirico, Flavia Baesso, Pierluigi Brugnaro, Viviana Cafiso, Stefania Stefani, Floriana Campanile
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to identify the source and the transmission pathway for a Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS) outbreak in a maternity setting in Italy over 2 months, during 2014; to implement appropriate control measures in order to prevent the epidemic spread within the maternity ward; and to identify the Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) epidemic clone. METHODS: Epidemiological and microbiological investigations, based on phenotyping and genotyping methods, were performed...
January 6, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056841/thymus-activity-measured-by-t-cell-receptor-excision-circles-in-patients-with-different-severities-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Kiran Aftab Gul, Tonje Sonerud, Hans O Fjærli, Britt Nakstad, Tore Gunnar Abrahamsen, Christopher S Inchley
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is an important cause of hospitalization in previously healthy infants. Immunological mechanisms predisposing infants to severe disease are poorly understood. Early biomarkers for disease severity may assist clinical decisions. We investigated T-cell receptor excision circles (TREC), episomal DNA made during thymic T-cell receptor rearrangement, and a marker for thymus activity, both during disease and in neonatal screening cards as a risk factor for RSV disease severity...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056822/the-first-occurrence-of-a-ctx-m-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-outbreak-mediated-by-mother-to-neonate-transmission-in-an-irish-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Ciara O'Connor, Roy K Philip, John Kelleher, James Powell, Alan O'Gorman, Barbara Slevin, Neil Woodford, Jane F Turton, Elaine McGrath, Cathriona Finnegan, Lorraine Power, Nuala H O'Connell, Colum P Dunne
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli (E. coli) comprise part of the normal vaginal microflora. Transfer from mother to neonate can occur during delivery resulting, sometimes, in neonatal bacterial disease. Here, we aim to report the first outbreak of CTX-M ESBL-producing E. coli with evidence of mother-to-neonate transmission in an Irish neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) followed by patient-to-patient transmission. METHODS: Investigation including molecular typing was conducted...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050900/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-waiting-for-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-at-term-37-weeks-or-more
#7
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Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Vicki Flenady, Rosemary D McBain, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is managed expectantly or by planned early birth. It is not clear if waiting for birth to occur spontaneously is better than intervening, e.g. by inducing labour. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of planned early birth (immediate intervention or intervention within 24 hours) when compared with expectant management (no planned intervention within 24 hours) for women with term PROM on maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050669/usa300-a-strain-of-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-crossing-belgium-s-borders-outbreak-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-a-hospital-in-belgium
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K Kaïret, E Ho, D Van Kerkhoven, J Boes, S Van Calenbergh, L Pattyn, P Lemay
OBJECTIVE: to investigate an outbreak of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) USA300 in a hospital setting, and the effect of infection control measures. DESIGN: outbreak investigation and retrospective chart review. SETTING: local inpatient and outpatient clinic. PATIENTS: all patients with a history of skin and soft tissue infections with culture-confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 infection from September, 2014, through June, 2015...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045978/cord-blood-acute-phase-reactants-predict-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-in-preterm-infants
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Leena B Mithal, Hannah L Palac, Ram Yogev, Linda M Ernst, Karen K Mestan
BACKGROUND: Early onset sepsis (EOS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants, yet diagnosis remains inadequate resulting in missed cases or prolonged empiric antibiotics with adverse consequences. Evaluation of acute phase reactant (APR) biomarkers in umbilical cord blood at birth may improve EOS detection in preterm infants with intrauterine infection. METHODS: In this nested case-control study, infants (29.7 weeks gestation, IQR: 27.7-32...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045974/neonatal-immunization-with-a-single-il-4-antigen-dose-induces-increased-antibody-responses-after-challenge-infection-with-equine-herpesvirus-type-1-ehv-1-at-weanling-age
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Bettina Wagner, Gillian Perkins, Susanna Babasyan, Heather Freer, Alison Keggan, Laura B Goodman, Amy Glaser, Sigurbjorg Torsteinsdóttir, Vilhjálmur Svansson, Sigríður Björnsdóttir
Neonatal foals respond poorly to conventional vaccines. These vaccines typically target T-helper (Th) cell dependent B-cell activation. However, Th2-cell immunity is impaired in foals during the first three months of life. In contrast, neonatal basophils are potent interleukin-4 (IL-4) producers. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel vaccine triggering the natural capacity of neonatal basophils to secrete IL-4 and to evaluate if vaccination resulted in B-cell activation and antibody production against EHV-1 glycoprotein C (gC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030344/report-of-fatal-mixed-infection-with-cryptosporidium-parvum-and-giardia-intestinalis-in-neonatal-calves
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Yuu Matsuura, Makoto Matsubayashi, Satoko Nukata, Tomoyuki Shibahara, Osamu Ayukawa, Yasuko Kondo, Tomohide Matsuo, Shigehiko Uni, Masaru Furuya, Hiroyuki Tani, Naotoshi Tsuji, Kazumi Sasai
In the production and management of beef and dairy cattle, controlling diarrhea is one of the important concerns. Pathogenic agents of the disease, protozoan parasites including Cryptosporidium spp., are difficult to control, making prevention, diagnoses, and treatment of diarrhea. In the present study, we investigated a farm with a history of calf deaths over a period of 10 years in order to determine the cause of disease and to clarify the detailed distribution of the pathogens. In four examined calves that were reared in calf pens, all were positive with Cryptosporidium and/or Giardia, while the other breeding stock and adult cattle were negative...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028291/contaminated-milk-is-a-common-cause-of-necrotising-enterocolitis-a-hypothesis
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N Y Boo
Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is the most commonly acquired gastrointestinal disease of neonates, particularly the very preterm (gestation <32 weeks) and/or very low birth weight (<1500g). It is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Despite improvement in neonatal care and increased use of expressed breast milk (EBM), the incidence remains high in many neonatal intensive care units (NICU), and even shows increasing trend in some countries. Numerous studies have pointed to the infective nature of NEC...
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018330/porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-shedding-and-antibody-response-in-swine-farms-a-longitudinal-study
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Cristina Bertasio, Enrico Giacomini, Massimiliano Lazzaro, Simona Perulli, Alice Papetti, Antonio Lavazza, Davide Lelli, Giovanni Alborali, Maria B Boniotti
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causes an acute and highly contagious enteric disease characterized by severe enteritis, vomiting, watery diarrhea, and a high mortality rate in seronegative neonatal piglets. In the last few years, PED had a large economic impact on the swine industries in Asia and the US, and in 2014, the PEDV also re-emerged in Europe. Two main PEDV variants circulate worldwide but only the S INDEL variant, considered a mild strain, is spreading in Europe. To gain insights into the pathogenicity of this variant, its viral load and temporal shedding pattern were evaluated in piglets from infected farms...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003149/elucidation-of-the-first-definitively-identified-life-cycle-for-a-marine-turtle-blood-fluke-trematoda-spirorchiidae-enables-informed-control
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Thomas H Cribb, Jose L Crespo-Picazo, Scott C Cutmore, Brian A Stacy, Phoebe A Chapman, Daniel García-Párraga
Blood flukes of the family Spirorchiidae are significant pathogens of both free-ranging and captive marine turtles. Despite a significant proportion of marine turtle mortality being attributable to spirorchiid infections, details of their life cycles remain almost entirely unknown. Here we report on the molecular elucidation of the complete life cycle of a marine spirorchiid, identified as Amphiorchis sp., infecting vermetid gastropods and captive hatched neonate Caretta caretta in the Oceanogràfic Aquarium, in Valencia, Spain...
December 18, 2016: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002986/evaluating-the-effects-of-copper-supplement-during-pregnancy-on-premature-rupture-of-membranes-and-pregnancy-outcome
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Maryam Kashanian, Hasti Hadizadeh, Masoomeh Faghankhani, Mitra Nazemi, Narges Sheikhansari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of copper supplementation during pregnancy on the rupture of membranes and pregnancy outcomes. METHOD: Study was conducted as a triple blind randomized clinical trial. In one group copper in a dose of 1000 milligram per day and in the other group, placebo was prescribed orally from 16th week of pregnancy. RESULTS: The women of the 2 groups did not have significant difference according to age, gestational age at recruitment, BMI, and socioeconomic conditions...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989243/management-of-rabies-prophylaxis-for-potential-bat-exposures-in-a-level-iii-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#16
Ann L Bailey, Rachel D Quick, Joanne Dixon, Sarmistha B Hauger
This report describes the unique challenges of managing potential exposure to bats in a neonatal intensive care unit. The outcome demonstrates that rabies post-exposure prophylaxis can be safely administered to preterm infants with evidence that preterm infants are able to develop adequate titers post vaccination. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-3.
December 19, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979975/tlr3-downregulates-expression-of-schizophrenia-gene-disc1-via-myd88-to-control-neuronal-morphology
#17
Chiung-Ya Chen, Hsin-Yu Liu, Yi-Ping Hsueh
Viral infection during fetal or neonatal stages increases the risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. Although neurons express several key regulators of innate immunity, the role of neuronal innate immunity in psychiatric disorders is still unclear. Using cultured neurons and in vivo mouse brain studies, we show here that Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) acts through myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MYD88) to negatively control Disrupted in schizophrenia 1 (Disc1) expression, resulting in impairment of neuronal development...
January 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978809/antibacterial-combination-of-oleoresin-from-copaifera-multijuga-hayne-and-biogenic-silver-nanoparticles-towards-streptococcus-agalactiae
#18
E S Otaguiri, Aeb Morguette, R P Biasi-Garbin, A T Morey, Cac Lancheros, D Kian, A G Oliveira, G Kerbauy, Mre Perugini, N Durán, C V Nakamura, V F Veiga Junior, G Nakazato, P Pinge-Filho, L M Yamauchi, S F Yamada-Ogatta
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus - GBS) remains a leading cause of neonatal infections and an important cause of invasive infections in adults with underlying conditions. METHODS: This study evaluated for the first time the effect of an oleoresin collected from Copaifera multijuga Hayne (copaiba oil) alone or in combination with silver nanoparticles produced by green synthesis using Fusarium oxysporum (AgNPbio) against planktonic and sessile cells of GBS isolated from colonized women...
December 13, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965185/risk-factors-for-low-birth-weight-in-lubumbashi-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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P M Ilunga, O Mukuku, P M Mawaw, A M Mutombo, T K Lubala, M Shongo Ya Pongombo, P Kakudji Luhete, S O Wembonyama, A Mutombo Kabamba, O Luboya Numbi
The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with low birth weight (LBW) in the city of Lubumbashi (DR Congo). This case-control study of singleton births took place from July to December 2014 in 3 referral maternity units in Lubumbashi. The mothers' social and demographic characteristics and medical and obstetric history, especially during this pregnancy, as well as the newborns' sex were compared between the case group (< 2500 g) and the control group. The usual statistics and logistic regression were used to analyze the results...
December 12, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941597/maternal-vitamin-d-status-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-children-from-rural-western-kenya
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Eunice N Toko, Odada P Sumba, Ibrahim I Daud, Sidney Ogolla, Maxwel Majiwa, Jesse T Krisher, Collins Ouma, Arlene E Dent, Rosemary Rochford, Saurabh Mehta
Maternal plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) status and its association with pregnancy outcomes in malaria holoendemic regions of sub-Saharan Africa is poorly defined. We examined this association and any potential interaction with malaria and helminth infections in an ongoing pregnancy cohort study in Kenya. The association of maternal plasma 25(OH)D status with pregnancy outcomes and infant anthropometric measurements at birth was determined in a subset of women (n = 63). Binomial and linear regression analyses were used to examine associations between maternal plasma 25(OH)D and adverse pregnancy outcomes...
December 7, 2016: Nutrients
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