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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149869/characterisation-of-sucking-dynamics-of-breastfeeding-preterm-infants-a-cross-sectional-study
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Donna T Geddes, Kok Chooi, Kathryn Nancarrow, Anna R Hepworth, Hazel Gardner, Karen Simmer
BACKGROUND: Full breastfeeding is the ultimate aim for preterm infants to ensure they receive the full benefits of human milk however, preterm infants face a number of challenges associated with their immaturity and associated morbidities. In order to facilitate oral feeding, it is essential to have a sound knowledge of the sucking dynamics of the breastfed infant. The aim of this study was to measure and describe the sucking dynamics of the preterm breastfeeding infant. METHODS: A prospective cross sectional observational study was carried out at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth...
November 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149032/optimal-line-and-tube-placement-in-very-preterm-neonates-an-audit-of-practice
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Daragh Finn, Hannah Kinoshita, Vicki Livingstone, Eugene M Dempsey
BACKGROUND: Placement of endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and umbilical catheters (UCs) is essential in very preterm infant care. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of an educational initiative to optimize correct placement of ETTs and UCs in very preterm infants. METHODS: A pre-post study design, evaluating optimal radiological position of ETTs and UCs in the first 72 h of life in infants <32 weeks gestational age (GA) was performed. Baseline data was obtained from a preceding 34-month period...
November 17, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135357/short-term-refractive-effects-of-propranolol-hydrochloride-prophylaxis-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-very-preterm-newborns
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Levent Korkmaz, Cagatay Karaca, Mustafa Ali Akin, Osman Bastug, Mustafa Sahiner, Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk, Selim Kurtoglu
PURPOSE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the major problems of surviving premature infants with several ophthalmic morbidities such as increased risk of refractive errors, strabismus, and cortical visual impairment. Use of propranolol hydrochloride (PH) for the prevention of ROP is a new promising treatment modality. However, long-term effects are still to be defined. In our study, we aimed to investigate the short-term refractive effects of PH used for ROP prophylaxis in very preterm newborns...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135072/measuring-human-placental-blood-flow-with-multidelay-3d-grase-pseudocontinuous-arterial-spin-labeling-at-3t
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Xingfeng Shao, Dapeng Liu, Thomas Martin, Teresa Chanlaw, Sherin U Devaskar, Carla Janzen, Aisling M Murphy, Daniel Margolis, Kyunghyun Sung, Danny J J Wang
BACKGROUND: Placenta influences the health of both a woman and her fetus during pregnancy. Maternal blood supply to placenta can be measured noninvasively using arterial spin labeling (ASL). PURPOSE: To present a multidelay pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) combined with a fast 3D inner-volume gradient- and spin-echo (GRASE) imaging technique to simultaneously measure placental blood flow (PBF) and arterial transit time (ATT), and to study PBF and ATT evolution with gestational age during the second trimester...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134477/difference-in-the-size-of-the-placenta-and-umbilical-cord-between-women-with-natural-pregnancy-and-those-with-ivf-pregnancy
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Atsushi Yanaihara, Shota Hatakeyama, Shirei Ohgi, Kenichirou Motomura, Ryoma Taniguchi, Aguri Hirano, Shin Takenaka, Takumi Yanaihara
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the sizes of the placenta and umbilical cord in women with natural pregnancy versus those undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Overall, 1610 cases of uncomplicated single pregnancies with vaginal delivery at ≥ 37 weeks of gestation were included in this study. The patients were divided into two groups: natural pregnancy group (n = 1453) and IVF pregnancy not including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment (n = 157)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132733/enhanced-nutrient-supply-to-very-low-birth-weight-infants-is-associated-with-higher-blood-amino-acid-concentrations-and-improved-growth
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Kenneth Strømmen, Alexander Haag, Sissel J Moltu, Marit B Veierød, Elin W Blakstad, Britt Nakstad, Astrid N Almaas, Kristin Brække, Arild E Rønnestad, Hannelore Daniel, Christian A Drevon, Per O Iversen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Customized nutrient supply is vital to ensure optimal growth among very low birth weight infants (birth weight < 1500 g). The supply of amino acids is especially important due to their impact on protein synthesis and growth. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact of enhanced nutrition on growth, blood concentrations of amino acids, and explore possible associations between amino acid concentrations and common neonatal morbidities. We hypothesized higher amino acids levels and growth velocity among infants on enhanced nutrient supply...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131014/early-nutrition-and-growth-until-the-corrected-age-of-2-years-in-extremely-preterm-infants
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Henni Hiltunen, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Erika Isolauri, Samuli Rautava
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm birth is associated with a high risk of extrauterine growth retardation, which has been linked with adverse developmental outcomes. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether nutritional management during the first 7 days of life affects growth patterns until the corrected age of 2 years in extremely preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of 78 extremely preterm (<28 weeks' gestation) neonates was conducted...
November 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130702/-short-medium-and-long-term-benefits-of-human-milk-intake-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Bibiana Chinea Jiménez, Yumana Awad Parada, Antonio Villarino Marín, Miguel Sáenz de Pipaón Marcos
AIM: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of human milk feeding during the first weeks of life in very low birth weight infants on weight gain at discharge, length of hospitalization, postmenstrual age at discharge and nutritional assessment, growth and neurodevelopment at two and five years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Longitudinal study of very-low-birth-weight infants (< 1,500 grams) admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of La Paz University Hospital, from January 1st 2009 to December 31st 2009, followed in the follow-up clinic...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128970/cord-serum%C3%A2-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-is-not-associated-with-cranial-anthropometrics-in-infants-up-to-6%C3%A2-months-of-age-an-odense-child-cohort-study
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Sissil Egge, Nikolas Christensen, Sine Lykkedegn, Tina Kold Jensen, Henrik Thybo Christesen
Skull changes are poorly described in vitamin D insufficiency [serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (s-25(OH)D) 25-50 nmol/L]. We aimed to investigate factors associated with cranial anthropometrics in infants, especially s-25(OH)D. In infants 2.5-6 months old from the Odense Child Cohort, associations between cord and pregnancy s-25(OH)D and anterior fontanel area (n = 765), head circumference (HC, n = 1776) and head shape (n = 1527) were investigated along with other factors. Age was corrected for preterm birth...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126078/the-effect-of-a-short-course-of-moderate-pressure-sunflower-oil-massage-on-the-weight-gain-velocity-and-length-of-nicu-stay-in-preterm-infants
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Peymaneh Alizadeh Taheri, Zahra Goudarzi, Mamak Shariat, Shahin Nariman, Elahe Nikzinat Matin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of five-day course of sunflower oil massage with moderate pressure on the weight gain and length of NICU stay in preterm infants. METHODS: Forty-four healthy preterm infants with a corrected gestational age of 30-36 weeks at the time of the study, were randomly assigned to the study group receiving body massage with sunflower oil and the control group receiving only routine NICU care. The massage was performed three times per day, each session including three consecutive five-minute stages, for five days...
November 7, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122892/subclinical-first-trimester-renal-abnormalities-are-associated-with-preeclampsia-in-normoalbuminuric-women-with-type-1-diabetes
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Clare B Kelly, Michelle B Hookham, Jeremy Y Yu, Alicia J Jenkins, Alison J Nankervis, Kristian F Hanssen, Satish K Garg, James A Scardo, Samar M Hammad, M Kathryn Menard, Christopher E Aston, Timothy J Lyons
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the utility of tubular (urinary/plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin [NGAL] and urinary kidney injury molecule 1 [KIM-1]) and glomerular (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR]) biomarkers in predicting preeclampsia (PE) in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who were free of microalbuminuria and hypertension at the first trimester. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of T1DM pregnancy...
November 9, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118462/predictive-role-of-f2-isoprostanes-as-biomarkers-for-brain-damage-after-neonatal-surgery
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L J Stolwijk, P M A Lemmers, M Y A van Herwaarden, D C van der Zee, F van Bel, F Groenendaal, M L Tataranno, M Calderisi, M Longini, F Bazzini, M J N L Benders, G Buonocore
Objective: Neonates have a high risk of oxidative stress during anesthetic procedures. The predictive role of oxidative stress biomarkers on the occurrence of brain injury in the perioperative period has not been reported before. Methods: A prospective cohort study of patients requiring major surgery in the neonatal period was conducted. Biomarker levels of nonprotein-bound iron (NPBI) in plasma and F2-isoprostane in plasma and urine before and after surgical intervention were determined...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104765/postnatal-gestational-age-estimation-using-newborn-screening-blood-spots-a-proposed-validation-protocol
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Malia S Q Murphy, Steven Hawken, Katherine M Atkinson, Jennifer Milburn, Jesmin Pervin, Courtney Gravett, Jeffrey S A Stringer, Anisur Rahman, Eve Lackritz, Pranesh Chakraborty, Kumanan Wilson
Background: Knowledge of gestational age (GA) is critical for guiding neonatal care and quantifying regional burdens of preterm birth. In settings where access to ultrasound dating is limited, postnatal estimates are frequently used despite the issues of accuracy associated with postnatal approaches. Newborn metabolic profiles are known to vary by severity of preterm birth. Recent work by our group and others has highlighted the accuracy of postnatal GA estimation algorithms derived from routinely collected newborn screening profiles...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097614/two-year-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-an-infant-born-at-21-weeks-4-days-gestation
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Kaashif A Ahmad, Charlotte S Frey, Mario A Fierro, Alexander B Kenton, Frank X Placencia
Recent literature confirms that, at the lower limit of extrauterine survival, substantial intercenter variability exists in resuscitation practice. The reasons for this variability are unclear, but may be related to disagreement on how to apply the best interests standard to extremely premature infants. Currently, both obstetric and pediatric societies recommend against assessing for viability or attempting resuscitation before 22 weeks' gestation. In this context, we report the unimpaired 2-year outcome of a female infant resuscitated after delivery at 21 weeks' 4 days' gestation and 410 g birth weight...
November 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096572/prenatal-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-right-aortic-arch-with-mirror-image-branching-and-retroesophageal-left-ductus-arteriosus
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Su-Zhen Dong, Ming Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of fetal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing right aortic arch with mirror image branching and retroesophageal left ductus arteriosus (RLDA). METHODS: This retrospective study included six infants diagnosed with right aortic arch with mirror image branching and RLDA postnatally by cardiac computed tomography (CT) that had fetal echocardiography (echo) and MRI initially performed. The six fetal MR cases were examined using 1...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083138/an-early-customized-low-glycaemic-index-diet-prevents-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-overweight-obese-women
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Elisabetta Petrella, Valeria Tamborrino, Lidia DI Cerbo, Isabella Neri, Fabio Facchinetti
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the prescription and follow-up of a behavioral program (customized nutritional advices and a constant physical activity) influences the occurrence of unfavorable maternal/neonatal outcomes among overweight/obese women. METHODS: A case-control study (1:3) included single pregnant women with BMI≥25, enrolled at 1st trimester. Cases (95) were prescribed (by both the dietitian and gynecologist) a low-glycemic index diet with an average intake of 1700/1800 Kcal/day plus 30 minutes walking at least 3 times/week (with four follow-up visits until delivery)...
October 27, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082725/upcoming-strategies-in-obstetrics-how-the-technology-of-clinical-audit-may-reduce-cesarean-birth
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Sara Paracchini, Bianca Masturzo, Domenico Tangolo, Enrica Roletti, Annalisa Piazzese, Rossella Attini, Alessandro Rolfo, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: The rate of cesarean delivery is currently increasing all over Europe. In Italy it reaches 38% of all child births. Therefore, it is important to identify the clinical and organizational variables that determine the appropriateness of elective cesarean delivery. With this aim we chose the technology of clinical audit, a process that promotes improvement in clinical practice through systematic review of clinical care in relation with explicit standards derived from scientific literature...
December 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080379/probabilistic-tractography-based-thalamic-parcellation-in-healthy-newborns-and-newborns-with-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Camilo Jaimes, Henry H Cheng, Janet Soul, Silvina Ferradal, Yogesh Rathi, Borjan Gagoski, Jane W Newburger, P Ellen Grant, Lilla Zöllei
BACKGROUND: Given the central role of the thalamus in motor, sensory, and cognitive development, methods to study emerging thalamocortical connectivity in early infancy are of great interest. PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of performing probabilistic tractography-based thalamic parcellation (PTbTP) in typically developing (TD) neonates and to compare the results with a pilot sample of neonates with congenital heart disease (CHD). STUDY TYPE: Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved cross-sectional study...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079317/severe-neurodevelopmental-disability-and-healthcare-needs-among-survivors-of-medical-and-surgical-necrotizing-enterocolitis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Brenna S Fullerton, Charles R Hong, Cristine S Velazco, Charles E Mercier, Kate A Morrow, Erika M Edwards, Karla R Ferrelli, Roger F Soll, Biren P Modi, Jeffrey D Horbar, Tom Jaksic
PURPOSE: This study characterizes neurodevelopmental outcomes and healthcare needs of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) survivors of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) compared to ELBW infants without NEC. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively on neonates born 22-27weeks' gestation or 401-1000g at 47 Vermont Oxford Network member centers from 1999 to 2012. Detailed neurodevelopmental evaluations were conducted at 18-24months corrected age. Information regarding rehospitalizations, postdischarge surgeries, and feeding was also collected...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073596/efficacy-of-antenatal-corticosteroid-treatment-on-neurodevelopmental-outcome-according-to-head-circumference-at-birth
#20
Helene Basset, Simon Nusinovici, Noémie Huetz, Loic Sentilhes, Isabelle Berlie, Cyril Flamant, Jean-Christophe Roze, Geraldine Gascoin
BACKGROUND: There are concerns about the efficacy of antenatal corticosteroid treatment (ACT) in the growth-restricted fetus. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of ACT on neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of corrected age according to the z score of birth head circumference (ZS HC) in a large prospective cohort of preterm infants. METHODS: This study was conducted as a population-based, prospective, multicenter study, including 4,965 infants born between 24 and 33 weeks' gestation and whose status regarding ACT and the measurement of head circumference at birth were available...
October 27, 2017: Neonatology
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