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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647271/relationship-between-measures-of-neonatal-glycemia-neonatal-illness-and-2-year-outcomes-in-very-preterm-infants
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Anna Catherine Tottman, Jane Marie Alsweiler, Frank Harry Bloomfield, Maggie Pan, Jane Elizabeth Harding
OBJECTIVES: To investigate relationships between early neonatal glycemia, neonatal characteristics, neonatal illness, and developmental outcomes in very preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational cohort study of 443 infants born weighing <1500 g or <30 weeks of gestation, and admitted within 24 hours to National Women's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Glucose variability was defined as the standard deviation around the mean after log transformation of all blood glucose concentrations...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639144/rural-versus-urban-compliance-in-the-management-of-cryptorchidism-is-there-a-difference
#2
Dana Point, Chad Morley, Ali Tourchi, Sunil Reddy, Pokket Sirisreetreerux, John Gearhart, Osama Al-Omar
The authors compared the age and referral patterns of pediatric patients undergoing surgical intervention for cryptorchidism at a rural, West Virginia University, versus urban, Johns Hopkins University, tertiary center. A retrospective review of patients undergoing surgical evaluation for cryptorchidism was performed. Patients treated for reasons unrelated to cryptorchidism or referred for multiple urologic diagnoses were excluded. The patients at each institution were then divided into four groups based on their corrected gestational age at time of surgery...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629241/a-model-to-predict-risk-of-postpartum-infection-after-caesarean-delivery
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Laura J Moulton, J Eric Jelovsek, Mark Lachiewicz, Kevin Chagin, Oluwatosin Goje
PURPOSE: To build and validate a statistical model to predict infection after Caesarean delivery (CD). METHODS: Patient and surgical variables within 30 days of CD were collected on 2419 women. Postpartum infection included surgical site infection, urinary tract infection, endomyometritis and pneumonia. The data were split into model development and internal validation (1 Jan - 31 Aug; N=1641) and temporal validation subsets (1 Sept - 31 Dec; N=778). Logistic regression models were fit to the data with concordance index and calibration curves used to assess accuracy...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624691/immaturity-for-gestational-age-of-microvasculature-and-placental-barrier-in-term-placentas-with-high-weight
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L Seidmann, Y Kamyshanskiy, S Z Martin, A Fruth, W Roth
OBJECTIVE: Villous immaturity for gestational age is a multifactorial developmental deviation associated with unexpected placental insufficiency, fetal hypoxia and term fetal death. In our previous work we have shown that immature CD15+/CD31+/CD34+ endothelial cells were an important indicator of placental villous immaturity and chronic insufficiency. The aim of this study was to perform a comparative analysis of CD15-marked immaturity in the vessel walls between normal and pathological term placentas of clinically and structurally heterogenous groups with normal, low and high weight...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624314/anatomical-and-refractive-outcomes-in-patients-with-treated-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#5
M Lolas, A Tuma, M Zanolli, R Agurto, R Stevenson, D Ossandón
OBJECTIVE: To describe the anatomical and refractive outcomes after treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab or laser in a patient cohort with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: A multicentre, prospective, and observational study was performed on patients with ROP treated at Hospital Roberto del Río. Those patients with less than 6months of follow-up were excluded. Cases with posterior zone II, zone I ROP, and aggressive posterior ROP (AP-ROP) were treated with intravitreal bevacizumab...
June 14, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617425/does-preterm-period-sleep-development-predict-early-childhood-growth-trajectories
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M R Winkler, J Park, W Pan, D H Brandon, M Scher, D Holditch-Davis
OBJECTIVE: The current study examined the relationship between sleep state development across the preterm and early post-term periods and subsequent growth trajectories from 1 to 27 months corrected age. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively from 111 preterm infants (⩽34 weeks gestation) who participated in a multi-site longitudinal study. Separate longitudinal parallel process models were calculated for each sleep state (active and quiet sleep) and growth (weight, length and body mass index (BMI) Z-scores) variable to estimate the associations between their developmental trajectories...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615391/practical-approach-to-evaluating-testicular-status-in-infants-and-children
#7
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Elke E Mau, Michael P Leonard
OBJECTIVE: To review the differences between normal, retractile, ectopic, ascended, and undescended testes and to describe the optimal way to perform a testicular examination to distinguish one from the other, as well as to demonstrate that ultrasound imaging is not necessary and to clarify when to consider specialist referral. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: This paper is based on selected findings from a MEDLINE search on undescended testes and orchiopexy referrals, and on our experience at the Urology Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, including review of referrals to our clinic for undescended testes and the resultant findings of normal variants versus surgical cases...
June 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615305/prenatal-markers-and-longitudinal-follow-up-in-simple-and-complex-gastroschisis
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Annelieke Hijkoop, Hanneke IJsselstijn, René M H Wijnen, Dick Tibboel, Joost van Rosmalen, Titia E Cohen-Overbeek
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify gestational-age corrected prenatal ultrasound markers of complex gastroschisis, and to compare physical growth and neurodevelopment between children with simple and complex gastroschisis. DESIGN: We included prenatally diagnosed gastroschisis patients from 2000 to 2012 who joined our longitudinal follow-up programme. Associations between complex gastroschisis and prenatal ultrasound markers collected at 30 weeks' gestation and prior to delivery were tested using logistic regression...
June 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606229/-early-postnatal-application-of-glucocorticoids-for-preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants-a-meta-analysis
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Feng-Juan Ji, Yong Yin, Juan Xu, Li-Xia Zhao, Ya-Juan Zhou, Lei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical effect and safety of early postnatal application of glucocorticoids in the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants. METHODS: The databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, CNKI, Wanfang Data, and VIP were comprehensively searched for articles on early postnatal application of glucocorticoids in the prevention of BPD in preterm infants published up to June 2016. Review Manager 5.3 was used for the Meta analysis of 16 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that met the inclusion criteria...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602037/determining-the-accuracy-of-pregnancy-length-dating-among-women-presenting-for-induced-abortions-in-ghana
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Kristen M Shellenberg, Samuel Antobam, Risa Griffin, Alison Edelman, Gertude Voetagbe
OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of women presenting for an induced abortion in Ghana who could use a gestational wheel to determine if they had reached at least 13 weeks or fewer than 13 weeks of pregnancy accurately. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study was conducted at four facilities in Ghana between February 1, and July 31, 2014. Women aged at least 18 years seeking induced abortions who had not previously been informed of the length of their pregnancy by a clinician were enrolled...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600054/prenatal-treatment-of-severe-fetal-hemolytic-disease-due-to-anti-m-alloimmunization-by-serial-intrauterine-transfusions
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Lin Li, Linhuan Huang, Guangping Luo, Yanmin Luo, Qun Fang
OBJECTIVE: Fetal hemolytic disease is a common cause of fetal hydrops and fetal morbidity and mortality. Despite its relatively low frequency, the anti-M IgG antibody is one of the causes of severe fetal anemia and intrauterine death; only a few cases have been reported. CASE REPORT: This is a case of a pregnant woman with a history of three intrauterine deaths. A diagnosis of severe fetal anemia attributed to anti-M alloimmunization was confirmed in her fifth pregnancy...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599825/left-ventricular-rotational-and-twist-mechanics-in%C3%A2-the-human-fetal-heart
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Ling Li, Mary Craft, Hao H Hsu, Ming Zhang, Berthold Klas, David A Danford, Shelby Kutty
BACKGROUND: The authors investigated left ventricular (LV) rotational indices, twist, and torsion in a large cohort of fetuses using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. METHODS: Pregnant women (N = 102) were prospectively recruited for fetal two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. Because of variable fetal position, ventricular orientation was established using the location of the liver and LV position in relation to the right ventricle...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596379/using-exhaled-co2-to-guide-initial-respiratory-support-at-birth-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ashley Y Ngan, Po-Yin Cheung, Ann Hudson-Mason, Megan O'Reilly, Sylvia van Os, Manoj Kumar, Khalid Aziz, Georg M Schmölzer
IMPORTANCE: A sustained inflation (SI) provided at birth might reduce bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine whether an SI-guided exhaled carbon dioxide (ECO2) compared with positive pressure ventilation (PPV) alone at birth decreases BPD. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. Infants were randomly allocated to either SI (SI group) or PPV (PPV group). PARTICIPANTS: Participants of this study include infants between 23(+0) and 32(+6) weeks gestation with a need for PPV at birth...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594884/correlation-between-white-matter-microstructure-and-executive-functions-suggests-early-developmental-influence-on-long-fibre-tracts-in-preterm-born-adolescents
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Brigitte Vollmer, Aiko Lundequist, Gustaf Mårtensson, Zoltan Nagy, Hugo Lagercrantz, Ann-Charlotte Smedler, Hans Forssberg
MAIN OBJECTIVES: Executive functions are frequently a weakness in children born preterm. We examined associations of executive functions and general cognitive abilities with brain structure in preterm born adolescents who were born with appropriate weight for gestational age and who have no radiological signs of preterm brain injury on neuroimaging. METHODS: The Stockholm Neonatal Project (SNP) is a longitudinal, population-based study of children born preterm (<36 weeks of gestation) with very low birth weight (<1501g) between 1988-1993...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590345/two-cases-of-epithelioid-trophoblastic-tumors-in-postmenopausal-women
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Adriano Rodríguez-Trujillo, María José Martínez-Serrano, Adela Saco, Aureli Torné
OBJECTIVE: Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor is a rare gestational trophoblastic neoplasm usually presenting in women of reproductive age, with a history of a prior gestational event. Its presentation in postmenopausal women is extremely rare. Immunohistochemical staining is a helpful aid to distinguish epithelioid trophoblastic tumor from other gestational trophoblastic neoplasms. Correct diagnosis is crucial for clinical management that can vary according to the type of gestational trophoblastic neoplasm...
June 5, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589868/-two-year-follow-up-of-infants-born-at-24-weeks-gestation-first-outcomes-following-implementation-of-the-new-guideline-for-perinatal-policy-in-cases-of-extreme-prematurity
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C S H Aarnoudse-Moens, M Rijken, R M Swarte, P Andriessen, H J Ter Horst, S M Mulder-de Tollenaer, C Koopman-Esseboom, A R C Laarman, K Steiner, A H B M van der Hoeven, R F Kornelisse, J J Duvekot, N Weisglas-Kuperus
OBJECTIVE: Since 2010 the guideline 'Guideline for perinatal policy in cases of extreme prematurity' has advised an active policy in infants born at 24 weeks gestation. We investigated how infants born at 24 and 25 weeks gestation in the first year following the implementation of the guideline had developed by the age of 2 years. DESIGN: Retrospective national cohort study. METHOD: The study population consisted of all surviving infants born in the Netherlands at 24 or 25 weeks gestation in the period from 1 October 2010 to 1 October 2011...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587528/a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-of-exposure-to-womb-like-sounds-to-stabilize-breathing-and-cardiovascular-patterns-in-preterm-neonates
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Joanna J Parga, Ravi R Bhatt, Kalpashri Kesavan, Myung-Shin Sim, Harvey N Karp, Ronald M Harper, Lonnie Zeltzer
PURPOSE: We exposed premature infants to womb-like sounds to evaluate such exposure on breathing and cardiovascular patterns. We hypothesized that these sounds would reduce apnea and intermittent hypoxemia, enhance parasympathetic outflow, and improve cardiovascular patterns. METHODS: A total of 20 cases and 5 control infants at ≤ 32-36 weeks corrected gestational age participated in a prospective observational cohort study. Twenty-four hours of continuous ECG, respiratory and oxygen saturation data were collected in all infants...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585870/accuracy-of-diagnosis-and-counseling-of-fetal-brain-anomalies-prior-to-24%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestational-age
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Rozemarijn Snoek, Marieke E W A Albers, Eduard J H Mulder, Klaske D Lichtenbelt, Linda S de Vries, Peter G J Nikkels, Inge Cuppen, Lourens R Pistorius, Gwendolyn T R Manten, Roel de Heus
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of prenatal neurosonography in diagnosing underlying causes of fetal ventriculomegaly, posterior fossa anomalies and microcephaly before 24 weeks' gestational age (GA) and to study the accuracy of prenatal counseling on postnatal prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study based on 146 cases of these fetal brain anomalies before 24 weeks' GA. Counseling on prognosis was compared with postnatal outcome. Data on genetic testing was analyzed...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580602/randomised-study-showed-that-recorded-maternal-voices-reduced-pain-in-preterm-infants-undergoing-heel-lance-procedures-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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G Chirico, R Cabano, G Villa, A Bigogno, M Ardesi, E Dioni
AIM: Alleviating pain in neonates should be the goal of all caregivers. We evaluated whether recorded maternal voices were safe and effective in limiting pain in preterm infants undergoing heel lance procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit of an Italian children's hospital. METHODS: This prospective, controlled study took place from December 2013 to December 2015. We enrolled 40 preterm infants, born at a 26-34 weeks of gestation, at a corrected gestational age 29-36 weeks and randomised them to listen or not listen to a recording of their mother's voice during a painful, routine heel lance for blood collection...
June 5, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578635/maternal-hypertension-and-mortality-in-small-for-gestational-age-22-to-29-week-infants
#20
Carole A McBride, Ira M Bernstein, Gary J Badger, Roger F Soll
Infants born before 30 weeks gestational age (GA) to mothers with hypertension (HTN) experience lower rates of mortality and serious morbidities when corrected for maternal and infant characteristics. Growth restriction and maternal HTN are often associated. We sought to determine if small for gestational age (SGA) infants have similarly decreased mortality risk when born to mothers with HTN. We identified 6897 singleton SGA, 22 + 0 to 29 + 6 weeks GA infants born between 2008 and 2011, cared for at 578 North American centers in the Vermont Oxford Network...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
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