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S Kamatkar, A Jobe
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March 23, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321847/antenatal-corticosteroids-for-accelerating-fetal-lung-maturation-for-women-at-risk-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Devender Roberts, Julie Brown, Nancy Medley, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Respiratory morbidity including respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a serious complication of preterm birth and the primary cause of early neonatal mortality and disability. While researching the effects of the steroid dexamethasone on premature parturition in fetal sheep in 1969, Liggins found that there was some inflation of the lungs of lambs born at gestations at which the lungs would be expected to be airless. Liggins and Howie published the first randomised controlled trial in humans in 1972 and many others followed...
March 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295991/antenatal-corticosteroids-it-s-all-about-timing
#3
Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman
Antenatal corticosteroids have been shown consistently to improve respiratory and other outcomes for infants born preterm (Roberts D et al. Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2006(3):CD004454). Since Liggins and Howie we know that timing of corticosteroid administration influences the likelihood of benefit (Liggins GC et al. Pediatrics. 1972;50(4):515-525; Ring AM et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;196(5):457 e451-456). In fact, the lack of benefit after seven days in their trial led to numerous studies evaluating serial administration of steroids...
March 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294496/timing-of-antenatal-corticosteroid-administration-and-survival-in-extremely-preterm-infants-a-national-population-based-cohort-study
#4
H Norberg, J Kowalski, K Maršál, M Norman
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between administration-to-birth interval of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) and survival in extremely preterm infants. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: All obstetric and neonatal units in Sweden from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2007. POPULATION: All live-born infants (n = 707) born at 22-26 completed weeks of gestation. METHODS: The relationship between time from first administration of ACS to delivery and survival was investigated using Cox proportional hazards regression analysis...
March 15, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277921/does-implementing-a-regime-of-dexamethasone-before-planned-cesarean-section-at-term-reduce-admission-with-respiratory-morbidity-to-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ahmed Mohamed Nooh, Hussein Mohammed Abdeldayem, Eisa Arafa, Sherin Attia Shazly, Hany Elsayed, Wesam A Mokhtar
OBJECTIVE: To assess effectiveness of Dexamethasone before plannedcesarean section at term in reducing admission with respiratory morbidity to neonatal intensive care units. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial which was conducted at an Egyptian teaching hospital. Participants at ≥ 38 weeks gestation who were planned to have planned CS were recruited. They were randomized into a treatment group (636 women) who received three IM doses of Dexamethasone 8 mg, 8 hours apart, and control group (636 women) who have not received Dexamethasone, before having planned CS...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274166/serum-endothelin-1-and-placental-alkaline-phosphatase-levels-in-placenta-percreta-and-normal-pregnancies
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Hacer Uyanikoglu, Ahmet Berkiz Turp, Nese Gul Hilali, Adnan Incebiyik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the circulatory levels of endothelin 1 (ET-1) and the placental alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in pregnant women with placenta percreta (PP) and a control group. METHODS: This study was carried out in the Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the Biochemistry Departments of Harran University Medical School. Forty-four women who underwent cesarean section (CS) due to PP and 44 women who underwent CS for other obstetric reasons were included in this study...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222717/causes-of-death-in-very-preterm-infants-cared-for-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tim Schindler, Louise Koller-Smith, Kei Lui, Barbara Bajuk, Srinivas Bolisetty
BACKGROUND: While there are good data to describe changing trends in mortality and morbidity rates for preterm populations, there is very little information on the specific causes and pattern of death in terms of age of vulnerability. It is well established that mortality increases with decreasing gestational age but there are limited data on the specific causes that account for this increased mortality. The aim of this study was to establish the common causes of hospital mortality in a regional preterm population admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
February 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211916/role-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-endothelin-1-polymorphism-genes-with-the-pathogenesis-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants
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Dawid Szpecht, Janusz Gadzinowski, Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz, Grażyna Kurzawińska, Marta Szymankiewicz
In the pathogenesis of neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in preterm infants, an important role is played by changes in venous and arterial cerebral flows. It has been shown that the ability of autoregulation of cerebral flows in response to variations in arterial blood pressure in preterm infants is impaired. This impaired autoregulation causes an increased risk of germinal matrix rupture and IVH occurrence. We examined three polymorphisms of genes, related to regulation of blood flow, for an association with IVH in 100 preterm infants born from singleton pregnancy, before 32 + 0 weeks of gestation, exposed to antenatal steroids therapy, and without congenital abnormalities...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195553/fresh-frozen-plasma-transfusion-a-risk-factor-for-pulmonary-hemorrhage-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
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Jakob Usemann, Lars Garten, Christoph Bührer, Christof Dame, Malte Cremer
AIM: To evaluate risk factors for pulmonary hemorrhage (PH) in extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW) taking into consideration coagulation screens, platelet counts, transfusion of fresh frozen plasma (FFP), and platelet concentrates prior to PH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case-control study consisting of 20 ELBW infants with PH and 40 matched controls. Coagulation screens, platelet counts at birth and at onset of PH, and transfusion frequencies prior to PH were compared to case-controls at birth and 24-96 h after birth...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170388/lung-liquid-clearance-in-preterm-lambs-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Ali Houeijeh, Pierre Tourneux, Sébastien Mur, Estelle Aubry, Romain Viard, Dyuti Sharma, Laurent Storme
BACKGROUND: Postnatal adaptation requires liquid clearance and lung aeration. However, their relative contribution to the expansion of functional residual capacity (FRC) has not been fully investigated. We studied evolution of lung liquid removal and lung aeration after birth in preterm lambs. METHODS: Lung liquid content and lung volume were assessed at birth and every 30 minutes over 2 hours using MRI in 3 groups of lambs delivered by cesarean: preterm, late preterm, and late preterm with antenatal steroids...
February 7, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170341/the-effects-of-antenatal-glucocorticoid-exposure-on-fetal-and-neonatal-skin-maturation
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Deanne August, Yogavijayan Kandasamy
AIMS: The use of antenatal glucocorticoids in women with preterm labor has dramatically improved outcomes for premature infants. The most commonly used antenatal glucocorticoids are betamethasone and dexamethasone. Glucocorticoids accelerate fetal lung growth by several mechanisms, including the maturation of type II pneumocytes enabling surfactant production. Furthermore, the lipids in the lung share similarity with those in the skin. Therefore, antenatal administration of glucocorticoids may have effects on the structure and function of the developing epidermal barrier in fetuses and neonates...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146161/providers-compliance-with-practice-guidelines-of-prenatal-and-neonatal-care-to-reduce-neonatal-mortality-2004-versus-2012
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Renata Jaccottet Freitas, Tiago Neuenfeld Munhoz, Iná da Silva Dos Santos, Flávio Sérgio Chiuchetta, Fernando Barros, Aline Coletto, Alicia Matijasevich
Objective: To evaluate providers' compliance with practice guidelines of prenatal and neonatal care in order to reduce neonatal mortality. Methods: Uncontrolled before-and-after study designed to evaluate changes that occurred between 2004 and 2012, after the interventions proposed by the Municipality Committee of Research on Child Deaths, Foetal and Maternal Death (COMAI) on the frequency of the process indicators for perinatal assistance improvement. A total of 254 patients were studied in 2004 and 259 patients in 2012...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130929/use-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-in-special-circumstances-a-comprehensive-review
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Everett F Magann, Kjell Haram, Songthip Ounpraseuth, Jan Helge Mortensen, Horace J Spencer, John C Morrison
OBJECTIVE: To determine in pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), hypertension, intrauterine growth restriction, multi-fetal gestations and pregnancies 23- 26 weeks≥ 34 weeks gestation whether antenatal corticosteroids benefit the fetus. DATA SOURCES: Literature review using PubMed, Web of Science, Clinical trials. gov, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1990 - 2015). METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Search terms linked special circumstances with corticosteroids...
January 28, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130210/antenatal-management-in-fetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia-a-systematic-review
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Dian Winkelhorst, Michael F Murphy, Andreas Greinacher, Nadine Shehata, Tamam Bakchoul, Edwin Massey, Jillian Baker, Lani Lieberman, Susano Tanael, Heather Hume, Donald M Arnold, Shoma Baidya, Gerald Bertrand, James Bussel, Mette Kjaer, Cécile Kaplan, Jens Kjeldsen-Kragh, Dick Oepkes, Greg Ryan
Several strategies can be used to manage fetal or neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) in subsequent pregnancies. Serial fetal blood sampling (FBS) and intrauterine platelet transfusions (IUPT), and weekly maternal intravenous immunoglobulin infusion (IVIG), with or without additional corticosteroid therapy are common options, but the optimal management has not been determined. The aim of this systematic review was to assess antenatal treatment strategies for FNAIT. Four randomized controlled trials and twenty-two non-randomized studies were included...
January 27, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125511/dna-methylation-patterns-in-cord-blood-of-neonates-across-gestational-age-association-with-cell-type-proportions
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Susan M Braid, Kwame Okrah, Amol Shetty, Hector Corrada Bravo
BACKGROUND: A statistical methodology is available to estimate the proportion of cell types (cellular heterogeneity) in adult whole blood specimens used in epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS). However, there is no methodology to estimate the proportion of cell types in umbilical cord blood (also a heterogeneous tissue) used in EWAS. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine whether differences in DNA methylation (DNAm) patterns in umbilical cord blood are the result of blood cell type proportion changes that typically occur across gestational age and to demonstrate the effect of cell type proportion confounding by comparing preterm infants exposed and not exposed to antenatal steroids...
March 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114330/trends-in-overall-mortality-and-timing-and-cause-of-death-among-extremely-preterm-infants-near-the-limit-of-viability
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Jae Hyun Park, Yun Sil Chang, Sein Sung, So Yoon Ahn, Won Soon Park
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the trends in mortality, as well as in the timing and cause of death, among extremely preterm infants at the limit of viability, and thus to identify the clinical factors that contribute to decreased mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 382 infants born at 23-26 weeks' gestation; 124 of the infants were born between 2001 and 2005 (period I) and 258 were born between 2006 and 2011 (period II). We stratified the infants into two subgroups-"23-24 weeks" and "25-26 weeks"-and retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics and mortality in each group, as well as the timing and cause of death...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060793/preterm-birth-and-ventilation-decrease-surface-density-of-glomerular-capillaries-in-lambs-regardless-of-postnatal-respiratory-support-mode
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Eveline Staub, Mar Janna Dahl, Calan Yost, Sydney Bowen, Toshio Aoki, Adam Blair, Zhengming Wang, Donald M Null, Bradley A Yoder, Kurt H Albertine
BACKGROUND: Prematurity is often complicated by respiratory support, including invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and non-invasive support (NIS). Compared to IMV, NIS reduces injury to the lung and brain. Prematurity may also disrupt glomerular architecture. Whether NIS differentially affects glomerular architecture is incompletely understood. We hypothesized that IMV would lead to greater disruption of glomerular architecture than NIS. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of kidneys from moderately preterm lambs delivered at ~131d gestation (term ~150d) that had antenatal steroid exposure and surfactant treatment before resuscitation by IMV...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002851/prenatal-ultrasonographic-diagnosis-of-cataract-in-utero-manifestations-of-cryptic-disease
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Eran Ashwal, Asaf Achiron, Yinon Gilboa, Michal Berkenstadt, Mordecai Rosner, Reuven Achiron
Purpose To report and review our experience with antenatal evaluation for fetuses diagnosed with congenital cataract. Materials and Methods We retrospectively identified pregnancies diagnosed with fetal cataract during antenatal ultrasound. Evaluation of fetal eyes included intraocular anatomy and biometry. Data on fetal malformations, serology and fetal karyotype were collected. Results 8 cases, identified over the course of 10 years, were reviewed. Week 15 was the mean time for diagnosis (range 11 - 34)...
December 21, 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964717/impact-of-obstetric-interventions-on-condition-at-birth-in-extremely-preterm-babies-evidence-from-a-national-cohort-study
#19
Andrei S Morgan, Neil Marlow, Elizabeth S Draper, Zarko Alfirević, Enid M Hennessy, Kate Costeloe
BACKGROUND: To investigate perinatal decision-making and the use of obstetric interventions, we examined the effects of antenatal steroids, tocolysis, and delivery mode on birth in a good condition (defined as presence of an infant heart rate >100 at five minutes of age) and delivery-room (DR) death in extremely preterm deliveries. METHODS: Prospective cohort of all singleton births in England in 2006 at 22-26 weeks of gestation where the fetus was alive at the start of labour monitoring or decision to perform caesarean section...
December 13, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939832/morbidity-and-mortality-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants-in-taiwan-changes-in-15-years-a-population-based-study
#20
Yi-Yu Su, Shih-Hsin Wang, Hung-Chieh Chou, Chien-Yi Chen, Wu-Shiun Hsieh, Po-Nien Tsao, Kuo-Inn Tsou
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants account for over 50% of perinatal deaths in Taiwan. This study aimed to identify changes in parental characteristics, perinatal conditions, mortality, and major neonatal morbidities for VLBW infants in Taiwan, and to highlight the challenges faced by patients, families, and caregivers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the mortality and morbidity of VLBW infants registered in the Taiwan Premature Infant Follow-up Network from 1997 through 2011...
December 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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