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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146572/cognitive-trajectories-from-infancy-to-early-adulthood-following-birth-before-26-weeks-of-gestation-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Louise Linsell, Samantha Johnson, Dieter Wolke, Helen O'Reilly, Joan K Morris, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Neil Marlow
OBJECTIVE: To determine the trajectory of cognitive test scores from infancy to adulthood in individuals born extremely preterm compared with term-born individuals. DESIGN: A prospective, population-based cohort study. SETTING: 276 maternity units in the UK and Ireland. PATIENTS: 315 surviving infants born less than 26 completed weeks of gestation recruited at birth in 1995 and 160 term-born classroom controls recruited at age 6...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145913/goal-setting-deficits-at-13-years-in-very-preterm-born-children
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Kristina M Haebich, Catherine Willmott, Rachel Ellis, Alice C Burnett, Shannon E Scratch, Leona Pascoe, Megan M Spencer-Smith, Jeanie L Y Cheong, Terrie E Inder, Lex W Doyle, Deanne K Thompson, Peter J Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Preterm children demonstrate deficits in executive functions including inhibition, working memory, and cognitive flexibility; however, their goal setting abilities (planning, organization, strategic reasoning) remain unclear. This study compared goal setting abilities between very preterm (VP: <30 weeks/<1250 grams) and term born controls during late childhood. Additionally, early risk factors (neonatal brain abnormalities, medical complications, and sex) were examined in relationship to goal setting outcomes within the VP group...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
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/29145319/primary-myelofibrosis-and-pregnancy-outcomes-after-low-molecular-weight-heparin-administration-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Roxana Elena Bohîlţea, Monica Mihaela Cîrstoiu, Crîngu Antoniu Ionescu, Emilia Niculescu-Mizil, Ana Maria Vlădăreanu, Irina Voican, Mihai Dimitriu, Natalia Turcan
RATIONALE: Primary myelofibrosis is encountered with the myeloproliferative diseases and is the least prevalent among women of childbearing age. The prognosis is guided by pancytopenia, leukemic transformation and thrombosis which are the dominant complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: Data regarding protocol management during pregnancy in the context of myelofibrosis are insufficient. Fewer than ten cases have been described until now and half of this cases have resulted in fetal death due to placental infarction during the second and third trimesters...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140454/gestational-age-specific-perinatal-mortality-rates-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-art-and-other-births
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Abrar A Chughtai, Alex Y Wang, Lisa Hilder, Zhuoyang Li, Kei Lui, Cindy Farquhar, Elizabeth A Sullivan
STUDY QUESTION: Is perinatal mortality rate higher among births born following assisted reproductive technology (ART) compared to non-ART births? SUMMARY ANSWER: Overall perinatal mortality rates in ART births was higher compared to non-ART births, but gestational age-specific perinatal mortality rate of ART births was lower for very preterm and moderate to late preterm births. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Births born following ART are reported to have higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes compared to non-ART births...
November 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127622/the-joint-effects-of-antenatal-steroids-and-gestational-age-on-improved-outcomes-in-neonates
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Neal D Goldstein, Kaitlin M Kenaley, Robert Locke, David A Paul
OBJECTIVES: Antenatal corticosteroids are standard of care for women at risk of a preterm birth and demonstrated to be protective against poor outcomes in neonates including respiratory disorders, mortality and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Its benefits may vary by gestational age, and accurate estimation is needed in a single-center population to account for practice variation. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of infants admitted to the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, 1997-2015...
November 10, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127207/perinatal-outcomes-after-treatment-with-adhd-medication-during-pregnancy
#7
Ulrika Nörby, Birger Winbladh, Karin Källén
OBJECTIVES: To analyze perinatal outcomes after maternal use of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication during pregnancy. METHODS: The study included singletons born between 2006 and 2014 in Sweden. Data on prescription drug use, pregnancies, deliveries, and the newborn infants' health were obtained from the Swedish Medical Birth Register, the Prescribed Drug Register, and the Swedish Neonatal Quality Register. We compared infants exposed to ADHD medication during pregnancy with infants whose mothers never used these drugs and infants whose mothers used ADHD medication before or after pregnancy...
November 10, 2017: Pediatrics
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/29119215/surgical-ligation-versus-percutaneous-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-very-low-weight-preterm-infants-which-are-the-real-benefits-of-the-percutaneous-approach
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A Rodríguez Ogando, I Planelles Asensio, A Rodríguez Sánchez de la Blanca, F Ballesteros Tejerizo, M Sánchez Luna, J M Gil Jaurena, C Medrano López, J L Zunzunegui Martínez
Percutaneous treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in extreme premature infants is technically difficult, and therefore, often not consider as an alternative to surgery. The main objective of our work was to compare respiratory status prior and post ductal closure and morbi-mortality, in our series of preterm infants with percutaneous PDA closure versus surgical ligation in the same time-period. Retrospective review of all premature infants submitted to percutaneous and surgical PDA closure from January 2011 to December 2016...
November 8, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116314/what-do-cochrane-systematic-reviews-say-about-interventions-for-vitamin-d-supplementation
#10
Mariana Vendramin Mateussi, Carolina de Oliveira Cruz Latorraca, Júlia Pozetti Daou, Ana Luiza Cabrera Martimbianco, Rachel Riera, Rafael Leite Pacheco, Daniela Vianna Pachito
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Despite the high prevalence of vitamin D supplementation, its use remains controversial. The objective of this review was to identify and summarize the evidence from Cochrane systematic reviews regarding vitamin D supplementation for preventing ortreating any clinical condition. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of systematic reviews, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo...
November 6, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113755/early-developmental-trajectories-of-preterm-infants
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Maya Yaari, David Mankuta, Ayelet Harel-Gadassi, Edwa Friedlander, Benjamin Bar-Oz, Smadar Eventov-Friedman, Nimrod Maniv, David Zucker, Nurit Yirmiya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Preterm infants are at risk for neuro-developmental impairments and atypical developmental trajectories. The aims of this study were to delineate early developmental trajectories of preterm and full-term infants. METHODS: The cognitive, language, and motor development of 149 infants - 19 extremely preterm (EPT), 34 very preterm (VPT), 57 moderately preterm (MPT), and 39 full-term (FT) - was evaluated using Mullen Scales at 1, 4, 8, 12, and 18 months...
November 4, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111418/quality-of-caregiver-child-play-interactions-with-toddlers-born-preterm-and-full-term-antecedents-and-language-outcome
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Elizabeth C Loi, Kelsey E C Vaca, Melanie D Ashland, Virginia A Marchman, Anne Fernald, Heidi M Feldman
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth may leave long-term effects on the interactions between caregivers and children. Language skills are sensitive to the quality of caregiver-child interactions. AIMS: Compare the quality of caregiver-child play interactions in toddlers born preterm (PT) and full term (FT) at age 22months (corrected for degree of prematurity) and evaluate the degree of association between caregiver-child interactions, antecedent demographic and language factors, and subsequent language skill...
December 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110533/childhood-language-skills-and-adolescent-self-esteem-in-preterm-survivors
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Umna A Islam, Kristie L Poole, Louis A Schmidt, Jennifer Ford, Saroj Saigal, Ryan J Van Lieshout
Fifty-seven percent of children with poor language skills are affected by socio-emotional problems. Despite the importance of language skills to interpersonal functioning and school performance, relatively little is known about how they affect self-esteem in adolescence. Data on youth at high risk for language problems (e.g. those born extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 grams)) are even more scarce. This prospective study examined associations between language skills at age 8 and self-esteem during adolescence (12-16 years) in individuals born at ELBW ( N = 138) or normal birth weight (NBW; >2500 grams) ( N = 111)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108135/regimens-of-ultrasound-surveillance-for-twin-pregnancies-for-improving-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jane G Woolcock, Rosalie M Grivell, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Increased ultrasound surveillance of twin pregnancies has become accepted practice due to the higher risk of complications. There is no current consensus however as to the method and frequency of ultrasound monitoring that constitutes optimal care. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the effects of different types and frequency of ultrasound surveillance for women with a twin pregnancy on neonatal, fetal and maternal outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register, ClinicalTrials...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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/29100198/non-nutritive-sucking-oral-breast-milk-and-facilitated-tucking-relieve-preterm-infant-pain-during-heel-stick-procedures-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hsueh-Fang Peng, Ti Yin, Luke Yang, Chi Wang, Yue-Cune Chang, Mei-Jy Jeng, Jen-Jiuan Liaw
BACKGROUND: Preterm infant pain can be relieved by combining non-nutritive sucking (sucking), oral sucrose, and facilitated tucking (tucking), but the pain-relief effects of oral expressed breast milk (breast milk) are ambiguous. AIMS: We compared the effects of combined sucking+ breast milk, sucking+breast milk+tucking, and routine care on preterm infant pain during and after heel-stick procedures. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized controlled trial...
October 8, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095432/pregnancy-induced-hypertension-and-neonatal-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
A Razak, A Florendo-Chin, L Banfield, M G Abdul Wahab, S McDonald, P S Shah, A Mukerji
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is associated with preterm delivery but its independent impact on neonatal outcomes remains unclear. We sought to systematically review and meta-analyze clinical outcomes of preterm infants <37 weeks' gestation born to mothers with and without PIH. STUDY DESIGN: Medline, Embase, PsychINFO and CINAHL were searched from January 2000 to October 2016. Studies with low-moderate risk of bias reporting neonatal outcomes based on PIH as primary exposure variable were included...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095006/-influence-of-physical-exercise-during-pregnancy-on-newborn-weight-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Raquel Rodríguez-Blanque, Juan Carlos Sánchez-García, Antonio Manuel Sánchez-López, Norma Mur-Villar, Rafael Fernández-Castillo, María José Aguilar Cordero
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have proved that physical activity of the pregnant woman brings benefits not only for the mother but also for the fetus, given that it decreases the number of macrosomic newborns and their negative consequences in both of them. OBJECTIVE: To analyze in pregnant women the influence of a moderate physical activity program in the aquatic environment on the weight of the newborn. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomized clinical trial with 140 healthy pregnant women, aged between 21 and 43 years, divided into two groups, study (GE, n = 70) and control (GC, n = 70)...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093772/progression-of-right-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-detected-by-myocardial-deformation-imaging-in-asymptomatic-preterm-children
#19
Soo Jung Kang, Mira Kim, Seo Jung Hwang, Hyo Jin Kim
Background: To detect progression of right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction (RVSD) in asymptomatic preterm children from infancy to 24-month corrected age, using velocity vector imaging (VVI). Methods: Retrospective study comparing sequential RV longitudinal peak systolic strain (LPSS) from 24 children born at < 33 weeks of gestational age and 10 term infants recruited as controls, obtained at a mean of 4-month (first exam) and 24-month corrected age (second exam)...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080667/birth-outcomes-after-preconception-paternal-exposure-to-methotrexate-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#20
Rachel W Winter, Michael Due Larsen, Bjarne Magnussen, Sonia Friedman, Heidi Kammerlander, Bente Mertz Nørgård
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX), a folic acid antagonist, is often prescribed for moderate to severe inflammatory related diseases. The safety of paternal MTX use prior to conception is unknown. This study, using the National Danish Registries, aimed to examine the association between paternal MTX use three months before conception and adverse birth outcomes. RESULTS: Children fathered by men treated with MTX within three months before conception constituted the exposed cohort (N=193), and children fathered by men not treated with MTX constituted the unexposed cohort (N=1,013,801)...
October 30, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
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