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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755359/four-years-experience-in-the-diagnosis-of-very-long-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency-in-infants-detected-in-three-spanish-newborn-screening-centers
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B Merinero, P Alcaide, E Martín-Hernández, A Morais, M T García-Silva, P Quijada-Fraile, C Pedrón-Giner, E Dulin, R Yahyaoui, J M Egea, A Belanger-Quintana, J Blasco-Alonso, M L Fernandez Ruano, B Besga, I Ferrer-López, F Leal, M Ugarte, P Ruiz-Sala, B Pérez, C Pérez-Cerdá
Identification of very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency is possible in the expanded newborn screening (NBS) due to the increase in tetradecenoylcarnitine (C14:1) and in the C14:1/C2, C14:1/C16, C14:1/C12:1 ratios detected in dried blood spots. Nevertheless, different confirmatory tests must be performed to confirm the final diagnosis. We have revised the NBS results and the results of the confirmatory tests (plasma acylcarnitine profiles, molecular findings, and lymphocytes VLCAD activity) for 36 cases detected in three Spanish NBS centers during 4 years, correlating these with the clinical outcome and treatment...
July 29, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743809/prevention-of-ophthalmia-neonatorum-caused-by-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-using-a-fatty-acid-based-formulation
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Colin P Churchward, Raid G Alany, Ruth S Kirk, Anthony J Walker, Lori A S Snyder
Ophthalmia neonatorum, also called neonatal conjunctivitis, acquired during delivery can occur in the first 28 days of life. Commonly caused by the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae, infection can lead to corneal scarring, perforation of the eye, and blindness. One approach that can be taken to prevent the disease is the use of an ophthalmic prophylaxis, which kills the bacteria on the surface of the eye shortly after birth. Current prophylaxes are based on antibiotic ointments. However, N. gonorrhoeae is resistant to many antibiotics and alternative treatments must be developed before the condition becomes untreatable...
July 25, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704916/three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Hyun Suk Yang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is now more common in adults than in children due to improvements in fetal echo, neonatal and pediatric care, and surgical techniques leading to dramatically increased survivability into adulthood. Adult patients with CHD, regardless of prior cardiac surgery, experience further cardiac problems or therapeutic challenges; therefore, a non-invasive, easily accessible echocardiographic examination is an essential follow-up tool. Among echocardiographic modalities, three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography provides better delineation of spatial relationships in complex cardiac geometries and more accurate volumetric information without geometric assumptions...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695376/heterozygous-carriers-of-succinyl-coa-3-oxoacid-coa-transferase-deficiency-can-develop-severe-ketoacidosis
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Hideo Sasai, Yuka Aoyama, Hiroki Otsuka, Elsayed Abdelkreem, Yasuhiro Naiki, Mitsuru Kubota, Yuji Sekine, Masatsune Itoh, Mina Nakama, Hidenori Ohnishi, Ryoji Fujiki, Osamu Ohara, Toshiyuki Fukao
Succinyl-CoA:3-oxoacid CoA transferase (SCOT, gene symbol OXCT1) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder in ketone body utilization that results in severe recurrent ketoacidotic episodes in infancy, including neonatal periods. More than 30 patients with this disorder have been reported and to our knowledge, their heterozygous parents and siblings have had no apparent ketoacidotic episodes. Over 5 years (2008-2012), we investigated several patients that presented with severe ketoacidosis and identified a heterozygous OXCT1 mutation in four of these cases (Case1 p...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693667/distribution-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-genotypes-in-neonatal-conjunctivitis-in-hungary
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Eszter Balla, Fruzsina Petrovay, Tímea Erdősi, Andrea Balázs, Judit Henczkó, Edit Urbán, Gilbert G G Donders
The objective of the present study was to determine the frequency and age distribution of different Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) genotypes causing ophthalmia neonatorum (ON) in Hungary. Using CT specific PCR, we tested 76 conjunctival samples from symptomatic infants up to 3 months old in the National Centre for Epidemiology, Budapest between 2008 and 2016. CT tested positive in 30 of 76 conjunctival samples (39.5 %). The sequencing of the positive samples was successful in every case but one, and resulted in 48 % dominance for genotype E (14/29), followed by 24 % for genotype G (7/29), 10 % for J (3/29), 6...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607210/tachypnea-and-other-danger-signs-vs-pulse-oximetry-for-prediction-of-hypoxia-in-severe-pneumonia-very-severe-disease
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Varun Alwadhi, Pooja Dewan, Rajeev Kumar Malhotra, Dheeraj Shah, Piyush Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of respiratory rate and other clinical signs against pulse oximetry for predicting hypoxia in children with Severe pneumonia/Very severe disease as per integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI) classification. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Pediatric emergency department of a tertiary-care hospital in Delhi, India. SUBJECTS: 112 hospitalized children (2 mo - 5 y) with Severe pneumonia/Very severe disease as per IMNCI classification...
June 4, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588116/high-oxygen-concentrations-adversely-affect-the-performance-of-pulmonary-surfactant
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Craig D Smallwood, Parnian Boloori-Zadeh, Maricris R Silva, Andrew Gouldstone
BACKGROUND: Although effective in the neonatal population, exogenous pulmonary surfactant has not demonstrated a benefit in pediatric and adult subjects with hypoxic lung injury despite a sound physiologic rationale. Importantly, neonatal surfactant replacement therapy is administered in conjunction with low fractional FIO2 while pediatric/adult therapy is administered with high FIO2 . We suspected a connection between FIO2 and surfactant performance. Therefore, we sought to assess a possible mechanism by which the activity of pulmonary surfactant is adversely affected by direct oxygen exposure in in vitro experiments...
June 6, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583819/transcranial-doppler-identification-of-neurologic-injury-during-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy
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Jay F Rilinger, Craig M Smith, Raye Ann O deRegnier, Joshua L Goldstein, Michele G Mills, Marleta Reynolds, Carl L Backer, Delilah M Burrowes, Priya Mehta, Juan Piantino, Mark S Wainwright
BACKGROUND: We used transcranial Doppler to examine changes in cerebral blood flow velocity in children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. We examined the association between those changes and radiologic, electroencephalographic, and clinical evidence of neurologic injury. METHODS: This was a retrospective review and prospective observational study of patients 18 years old and younger at a single university children's hospital. Transcranial Doppler studies were obtained every other day during the first 7 days of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and 1 additional study following decannulation, in conjunction with serial neurologic examinations, brain imaging, and 6- to 12-month follow-up...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514777/direct-measurement-of-tissue-oxygenation-in-neonates-via-resonance-raman-spectroscopy-a-pilot-study
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Anjali Iyengar, Andrew Gaillardetz, Hocine Tighiouart, Betsabee Castillo, Padraic Romfh, Jonathan M Davis
BACKGROUND: The ability to monitor tissue oxygenation in neonates remains a challenge due to limited blood supply and the reliance on invasive procedures. Resonance Raman spectroscopy noninvasively measures tissue oxygenation (RRS-StO2). Peripheral tissue oxygenation using this novel technology has not been described in neonates. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between short-term RRS-StO2 measurements and central venous saturation (ScvO2) and pulse oximetry (SpO2) in preterm and term neonates...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506597/a-practice-pattern-assessment-of-members-of-the-society-of-pediatric-urology-for-evaluation-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-dilation
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Jessica N Jackson, Rebecca S Zee, Allison N Martin, Sean T Corbett, C D Anthony Herndon
INTRODUCTION: Over the last decade the literature, including a multidisciplinary consensus statement, has supported a paradigm shift in management of urinary tract dilation, yet the impact on practice patterns has not been well documented. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to elucidate specific practice patterns for treatment of prenatal unilateral urinary tract dilation and to assess surgical intervention patterns for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: An online survey was distributed to 234 pediatric urologists through the Society of Pediatric Urology...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471562/erythromycin-prophylaxis-for-neonatal-conjunctivitis-ointment-versus-drops
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Irena Ulanovsky, Morya Shnaider, Yuval Geffen, Tatiana Smolkin, Tatyana Mashiah, Imad R Makhoul
BACKGROUND: Due to a shortage of individualized erythromycin ointment (IEO), we switched to shared erythromycin drops (SED). Following this change, nurses claimed observing more cases of eye discharge. OBJECTIVES: To test whether switching from IEO to SED affected the rate of neonatal conjunctivitis (NC). METHODS: The study group included 14,916 neonates > 35 weeks of gestation, further divided into two birth periods of 12 months each: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013 (IEO) and 1 February 2014 to 31 January 2015 (SED)...
July 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400276/optic-disc-hemorrhage-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
M Reza Razeghinejad, M Hossein Nowroozzadeh
Optic disc hemorrhage occurs in all age groups from neonates to the elderly . Optic disc hemorrhage is best known for its association with visual field loss and progression in patients with glaucoma; however, it may occur in conjunction with other ocular or systemic conditions as well as in otherwise healthy individuals. It may also be the first sign of a sight-threatening condition. Variations in the shape, location, and size of the optic disc hemorrhage, as well as associated ocular and systemic signs or symptoms, may help determine the underlying pathology...
April 8, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382884/protein-losing-enteropathy-in-biventricular-circulation-precipitated-by-mild-stenosis-of-the-inferior-caval-vein-in-conjunction-with-total-occlusion-of-the-superior-caval-vein-a-word-of-caution
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Davide Marini, Brian A McCrossan, Gabriella Agnoletti
We report the case of a young boy with a history of total occlusion of the superior caval vein, diagnosed early after complex neonatal cardiac surgery, who developed severe protein-losing enteropathy. Protein-losing enteropathy was precipitated by a relatively mild stenosis at the junction of the inferior caval vein with the right atrium. Percutaneous stent dilation of the veno-atrial junction definitively relieved the stenosis, and the protein-losing enteropathy subsequently resolved.
September 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377402/assessing-initial-response-to-high-frequency-jet-ventilation-in-premature-infants-with-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure
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Craig R Wheeler, Craig D Smallwood, Iris O'Donnell, Daniel Gagner, Martha C Sola-Visner
BACKGROUND: High-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) has been used in conjunction with conventional ventilation for infants with respiratory failure. We sought to identify parameters that were associated with successful application of HFJV in patients with hypercapnic respiratory failure. METHODS: A single-center, retrospective review of infants who received HFJV was conducted. Subjects were enrolled if birthweight was ≤2,000 g and capillary PCO2 was ≥55 mm Hg...
April 4, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367343/meningococcal-neonatal-purulent-conjunctivitis-sepsis-and-asymptomatic-carriage-of-n-meningitidis-in-mother-s-vagina-and-both-parents-nasopharynx
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Enrique Chacon-Cruz, Jorge Arturo Alvelais-Palacios, Jaime Alfonso Rodriguez-Valencia, Erika Zoe Lopatynsky-Reyes, Maria Luisa Volker-Soberanes, Rosa Maria Rivas-Landeros
Neonatal conjunctivitis is usually associated with vagina's infection by Chlamydia sp., N. gonorrhoeae, and/or other bacteria during delivery. Meningococcal neonatal conjunctivitis is an extremely rare disease. We report a case of neonatal meningococcal sepsis/conjunctivitis and asymptomatic carriage of N. meningitidis from both parents (vagina and nasopharynx). As part of our active surveillance for meningococcal disease at the Tijuana General Hospital (TGH), Mexico, we identified a 3-day-old newborn with meningococcal conjunctivitis and sepsis...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347572/the-effect-of-nefopam-on-lactation-after-caesarean-section-a-single-blind-randomised-trial
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N E Baka, F Vial, G Iohom, P Guerci, C Hubert, M Rouabah, H Bouaziz
BACKGROUND: Nefopam is a centrally acting analgesic which has a theoretical risk of stopping lactation due to its anticholinergic and dopaminergic effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of nefopam on lactation and to investigate potential adverse effects on newborns. METHODS: Seventy-two women, scheduled to undergo a caesarean delivery under spinal anaesthesia and wanting to breastfeed, were randomised to one of two groups: nefopam (20mg, six hourly) or paracetamol (1g, six hourly)...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345563/chlamydial-eye-infections-current-perspectives
#17
Gita Satpathy, Himanshu Sekhar Behera, Nishat Hussain Ahmed
Chlamydia trachomatis, an obligate intraocular bacteria causing trachoma, adult and neonatal inclusion conjunctivitis, was the leading cause of blindness in the last century worldwide. Improvement in socioeconomic and living conditions, availability of antibiotics, and introduction of National Trachoma Control Programmes reduced the prevalence in developed countries, but it persisted in resource-poor settings of Africa and Asia, including India. In 2016, as per the WHO report, trachoma is restricted to 42 countries, causing blindness/visual impairment in ~1...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271625/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-from-the-worldwide-registry-on-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-ppcm-eurobservational-research-programme-in-conjunction-with-the-heart-failure-association-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-study-group-on-ppcm
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Karen Sliwa, Alexandre Mebazaa, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Mark C Petrie, Aldo P Maggioni, Cecile Laroche, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Maria Schaufelberger, Luigi Tavazzi, Peter van der Meer, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Petar Seferovic, Karin van Spandonck-Zwarts, Amam Mbakwem, Michael Böhm, Frederic Mouquet, Burkert Pieske, Roger Hall, Piotre Ponikowski, Johann Bauersachs
AIMS: The purpose of this study is to describe disease presentation, co-morbidities, diagnosis and initial therapeutic management of patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) living in countries belonging to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) vs. non-ESC countries. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 500 patients with PPCM entered by 31 March 2016, we report on data of the first 411 patients with completed case record forms (from 43 countries) entered into this ongoing registry...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262550/pathways-for-neuroimaging-of-neonatal-stroke
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REVIEW
Sarah Lee, David M Mirsky, Lauren A Beslow, Catherine Amlie-Lefond, Amy R Danehy, Laura Lehman, Nicholas V Stence, Arastoo Vossough, Max Wintermark, Michael J Rivkin
PURPOSE: To provide consensus-based, suggested imaging protocols to facilitate the accurate and timely diagnosis of a neonate with symptoms concerning for stroke. METHODS: The Writing Group, an international collaboration of pediatric neurologists and neuroradiologists with expertise in perinatal and childhood stroke, participated in a series of pediatric stroke neuroimaging symposia. These discussions, in conjunction with extensive literature review, led to a consensus for imaging protocols to guide practitioners in the diagnosis of neonatal stroke subtypes as defined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Common Data Elements...
April 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253512/neonatal-hypoglycaemia-and-visual-development-a-review
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Nabin Paudel, Arijit Chakraborty, Nicola Anstice, Robert J Jacobs, Jo E Hegarty, Jane E Harding, Benjamin Thompson
BACKGROUND: Many newborn babies experience low blood glucose concentrations, a condition referred to as neonatal hypoglycaemia (NH). The effect of NH on visual development in infancy and childhood is of interest because the occipital lobes, which include the primary visual cortex and a number of extrastriate visual areas, may be particularly susceptible to NH-induced injury. In addition, a number of case series have suggested that NH can affect eye and optic nerve development. OBJECTIVE: To review the existing literature concerning the effect of NH on the visual system...
2017: Neonatology
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