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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732576/transfusions-of-least-incompatible-blood-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin-plus-steroids-cover-in-two-patients-with-rare-antibody
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Nay Win, Malcolm Needs, Nicole Thornton, Robert Webster, Cherry Chang
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic value of the use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) to correct anemia and thrombocytopenia as a result of immunologic causes (hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn and fetal or neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia) have been well established. Few published papers exist regarding the use of IVIG in adult settings. We report two patients with clinically significant antibodies against high-incidence antigens, who were successfully transfused with incompatible red blood cells (RBCs), in conjunction with IVIG plus steroids and IVIG...
May 6, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625591/neurodevelopmental-assessment-of-hiv-exposed-uninfected-and-early-treated-hiv-infected-children-study-protocol
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Renate Strehlau, Tamryn van Aswegen, Joanne Potterton
OBJECTIVE: Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of children at risk of not achieving their developmental potential, attributable largely to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic coupled with negative environmental factors. Childhood developmental stimulation programmes can mitigate adverse outcomes. METHODS: Neonates testing HIV positive at birth will be initiated on antiretroviral treatment (ART) and receive an age-appropriate stimulation program, updated at 3 monthly intervals through the first year of life...
April 6, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571928/hemodynamic-changes-during-rewarming-phase-of-whole-body-hypothermia-therapy-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Tai-Wei Wu, Benita Tamrazi, Sadaf Soleymani, Istvan Seri, Shahab Noori
OBJECTIVE: To delineate the systemic and cerebral hemodynamic response to incremental increases in core temperature during the rewarming phase of therapeutic hypothermia in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). STUDY DESIGN: Continuous hemodynamic data, including heart rate (HR), mean arterial blood pressure (MBP), cardiac output by electrical velocimetry (COEV ), arterial oxygen saturation, and renal (RrSO2 ) and cerebral (CrSO2 ) regional tissue oxygen saturation, were collected from 4 hours before the start of rewarming to 1 hour after the completion of rewarming...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570175/optimizing-accessibility-of-a-hand-wash-gel-to-infant-s-cradle-effect-on-neonatal-conjunctivitis
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Tatiana Smolkin, Ella Roth-Ahronson, Michal Kranzler, Yuval Geffen, Tanya Mashiach, Amir Kugelman, Imad R Makhoul
BACKGROUND: In our recent study in 2015, we showed a significant relationship between increased rate of clinical neonatal conjunctivitis (CNC) and performance of eye red reflex (RR) examination. Our study aim was to assess whether improved accessibility of staff to disinfectant gel (via attaching the gel bottle to infant's cradle) will increase the caring staff compliance with hand hygiene and decrease the rate of CNC. METHODS: Our intervention included attaching bottles of alcohol-based gel to newborns' cradles to insure full availability and accessibility of hand-wash disinfectant...
March 19, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569529/applying-the-innov8-approach-for-reviewing-national-health-programmes-to-leave-no-one-behind-lessons-learnt-from-indonesia
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Theadora Swift Koller, Victoria Saint, Rustini Floranita, Gita Maya Koemara Sakti, Imran Pambudi, Lukas Hermawan, Benedicte Briot, Patricia Frenz, Orielle Solar, Pilar Campos, Eugenio Villar, Veronica Magar
The World Health Organization's Innov8 Approach for Reviewing National Health Programmes to Leave No One Behind is an eight-step process that supports the operationalization of the Sustainable Development Goals' commitment to 'leave no one behind'. In 2014-2015, Innov8 was adapted and applied in Indonesia to review how the national neonatal and maternal health action plans could become more equity-oriented, rights-based and gender-responsive, and better address critical social determinants of health. The process was led by the Indonesian Ministry of Health, with the support of WHO...
January 2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567889/evaluation-of-procalcitonin-as-a-diagnostic-marker-in-neonatal-sepsis
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Marie Victor Pravin Charles, Ramakrishnan Kalaivani, Soma Venkatesh, Arunava Kali, Kunigal Srinivasiah Seetha
Context: Neonatal sepsis is an early infection occurring within 28 days of the postnatal life. It has nonspecific signs and symptoms which make the diagnosis cumbersome. It inflicts an increase in morbidity and mortality among neonates. Procalcitonin (PCT) is yet another acute phase reactant, which is synthesized by the C-cells of thyroid gland. Aims: The aim of our study is to evaluate PCT as a diagnostic marker of neonatal sepsis in comparison with C-reactive protein (CRP)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514165/high-dose-erythropoietin-for-asphyxia-and-encephalopathy-heal-a-randomized-controlled-trial-background-aims-and-study-protocol
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Sandra E Juul, Bryan A Comstock, Patrick J Heagerty, Dennis E Mayock, Amy M Goodman, Stephanie Hauge, Fernando Gonzalez, Yvonne W Wu
BACKGROUND: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) remains an important cause of neonatal death and frequently leads to significant long-term disability in survivors. Therapeutic hypothermia, while beneficial, still leaves many treated infants with lifelong disabilities. Adjunctive therapies are needed, and erythropoietin (Epo) has the potential to provide additional neuroprotection. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review the current incidence, mechanism of injury, and sequelae of HIE, and to describe a new phase III randomized, placebo-controlled trial of Epo neuroprotection in term and near-term infants with moderate to severe HIE treated with therapeutic hypothermia...
March 7, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509564/development-of-a-diagnostic-prediction-model-for-conductive-conditions-in-neonates-using-wideband-acoustic-immittance
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Joshua Myers, Joseph Kei, Sreedevi Aithal, Venkatesh Aithal, Carlie Driscoll, Asaduzzaman Khan, Alehandrea Manuel, Anjali Joseph, Alicja N Malicka
OBJECTIVES: Wideband acoustic immittance (WAI) is an emerging test of middle-ear function with potential applications for neonates in screening and diagnostic settings. Previous large-scale diagnostic accuracy studies have assessed the performance of WAI against evoked otoacoustic emissions, but further research is needed using a more stringent reference standard. Research into suitable quantitative techniques to analyze the large volume of data produced by WAI is still in its infancy...
March 3, 2018: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463335/safety-of-palivizumab-stewardship-in-conjunction-with-infection-prevention-and-control-strategies-for-healthcare-associated-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infections
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Rupal M Patel, Larry K Kociolek, Emily Merrick, Caroline Reuter, Kenny Kronforst, Xiaotian Zheng, Sameer J Patel
Transitioning from administration of monthly palivizumab to a single dose at discharge was associated with substantial pharmacy cost savings. With the concurrent adoption of private hospital rooms and visitor restriction policies, hospital-wide and neonatal intensive care unit healthcare-associated respiratory syncytial virus infections decreased following these changes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:485-487.
April 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444816/quality-improvement-effort-to-reduce-hypothermia-among-high-risk-infants-on-a-mother-infant-unit
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Christine Andrews, Colleen Whatley, Meaghan Smith, Emily Caron Brayton, Suzanne Simone, Alison Volpe Holmes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Neonatal hypothermia is common in low birth weight (LBW) (<2500 g) and late-preterm infants (LPIs) (34 0/7-36 6/7 weeks' gestation). It can be a contributory factor for newborn admission to a NICU, resulting in maternal-infant separation and increased resource use. Our objective was to study the efficacy of a quality-improvement bundle of hypothermia preventive measures for LPIs and/or LBW infants in a mother-infant unit. METHODS: We conducted plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles aimed at decreasing environmental hypothermia for LPIs and/or LBW infants in a mother-infant unit with no other indications for NICU-level care...
February 14, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399473/pre-and-post-operative-visualization-of-neonatal-esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula-via-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Nara S Higano, Alister J Bates, Jean A Tkach, Robert J Fleck, Foong Y Lim, Jason C Woods, Paul S Kingma
Esophageal atresia (EA) is a relatively uncommon congenital anomaly, often observed in conjunction with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). Surgical repair in neonates typically takes place with little information about the pre-existing EA/TEF structure because there are currently no acceptable tools for evaluating EA/TEF anatomy prior to repair; chest x-ray radiograph does not identify malformation sub-type or gap length, while x-ray computed tomography (CT) demonstrate an unacceptably high exposure to ionizing radiation...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396029/prenatal-treatment-of-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency
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Yael Wilnai, Yair J Blumenfeld, Kristina Cusmano, Susan R Hintz, Deborah Alcorn, William E Benitz, William E Berquist, Jonathan A Bernstein, Ricardo O Castillo, Waldo Concepcion, Tina M Cowan, Kenneth L Cox, Deirdre J Lyell, Carlos O Esquivel, Margaret Homeyer, Louanne Hudgins, Melissa Hurwitz, Jonathan P Palma, Susan Schelley, Vishnu Priya Akula, Marshall L Summar, Gregory M Enns
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Patients with neonatal urea cycle defects (UCDs) typically experience severe hyperammonemia during the first days of life, which results in serious neurological injury or death. Long-term prognosis despite optimal pharmacological and dietary therapy is still poor. The combination of intravenous sodium phenylacetate and sodium benzoate (Ammonul®) can eliminate nitrogen waste independent of the urea cycle. We report attempts to improve outcomes for males with severe ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD), a severe X-linked condition, via prenatal intravenous administration of Ammonul and arginine to heterozygous carrier females of OTCD during labor...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380707/bacterial-conjunctivitis-in-childhood-etiology-clinical-manifestations-diagnosis-and-management
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Alexander Kc Leung, Kam Lun Hon, Alex H C Wong, Andrew S Wong
BACKGROUND: Bacterial conjunctivitis is a common reason for children to be seen in pediatric practices A correct diagnosis is important so that appropriate treatment can be instituted. OBJECTIVE: To provide an update on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis in children. METHODS: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "bacterial conjunctivitis". Patents were searched using the key term "bacterial conjunctivitis" from www...
January 29, 2018: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345007/aetiology-of-neonatal-conjunctivitis-evaluated-in-a-population-based-setting
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Minna Honkila, Marjo Renko, Irma Ikäheimo, Tytti Pokka, Matti Uhari, Terhi Tapiainen
AIM: Our aim was to study prospectively the aetiology of neonatal conjunctivitis in a population-based setting. METHODS: Altogether 173 neonates with clinical conjunctivitis aged on average 20 (SD 10) days were recruited from child welfare clinics in Oulu, Finland, in 2010-2015. Conjunctival specimens were collected from 167 neonates for multiplex polymerase chain reaction to detect 16 respiratory viruses, from 163 for polymerase chain reaction to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae and from 160 for bacterial culture studies...
May 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331003/oral-sildenafil-use-in-neonates-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-newborn
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Ali Shabbir Hussain, Rehan Ali, Shakeel Ahmed, Farah Naz, Anila Haroon
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of PPHN has been estimated at 1.9 per 1000 live births. After the discovery of iNO's, its efficacy and benefit in PPHN is well established. Even in the best of centers equipped with iNo and ECMO the mortality is around 20%. Also, iNO is expensive and difficult to administer and monitor which makes it difficult choice in our part of the world. Furthermore About 40% of patients do not respond or have rebound pulmonary hypertension after discontinuation. Owing to these reasons, other treatment modalities like phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as Sildenafil need to be evaluated...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328777/systematic-review-of-developmental-care-interventions-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-since-2006
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Sara Burke
Intervention studies designed to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were evaluated in this systematic review to analyze research methods, to illuminate the effectiveness of interventions, and to make recommendations for future research. Google Scholar, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Applied Health Literature, PubMed, and Cochrane databases were investigated to identify experimental and quasi-experimental interventional studies in peer-reviewed journals...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282015/does-azithromycin-given-to-women-in-labour-decrease-ocular-bacterial-infection-in-neonates-a-double-blind-randomized-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sarah E Burr, Bully Camara, Claire Oluwalana, Ebrima Bojang, Christian Bottomley, Abdoulie Bojang, Robin L Bailey, Umberto D'Alessandro, Anna Roca
BACKGROUND: Vertical transmission can result in neonatal infection and disease. Reducing the transmission of bacterial pathogens from mother to infant may be an effective means of preventing neonatal infection, including bacterial conjunctivitis. METHODS: In a double-blind, randomized trial, we assessed the effect of administering a single dose of oral azithromycin to women in labour on bacterial colonization of the neonate. A reduction in purulent neonatal conjunctivitis was a secondary objective of the trial...
December 28, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276602/the-eyes-have-it-an-unusual-case-of-escherichia-coli-ophthalmia-neonatorum-or-a-shifting-landscape
#18
Walid Mounir Maalouli, Michael Barclay Pitt
Despite dramatic declines in the incidence of ophthalmia neonatorum with universal prophylaxis, it remains a clinically important cause of eye disease in newborns. While clear guidelines exist for the treatment of the historically primary agents of ophthalmia neonatorum ( Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae ), it is less clear how to manage newborns with conjunctivitis secondary to other bacterial organisms, particularly those also frequently implicated in neonatal sepsis. We present the case of a 3-day-old well-appearing term infant with unilateral purulent conjunctivitis...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128850/exploring-the-newborn-head-diameters-in-relation-to-current-obstetric-forceps-dimensions-a-systematic-review
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Abdul-Qader T Ismail, Derick Yates, Jonathan Chester, Khaled M K Ismail
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically search the literature for studies that reported term neonate head size and shape, in an attempt to determine the most appropriate dimensions for the obstetric forceps. STUDY DESIGN: We searched the Ovid Medline, Ovid Embase and Ebscohost CINAHL databases from inception to February 2016. We predefined inclusion criteria to identify studies in which head width and length of asymptomatic, term neonates were measured soon after birth using direct, non-photographic methods A bespoke quality assessment score was used to evaluate the identified studies...
January 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066982/foot-placement-characteristics-and-plantar-pressure-distribution-patterns-during-stepping-on-ground-in-neonates
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F Sylos-Labini, S Magnani, G Cappellini, V La Scaleia, A Fabiano, S Picone, P Paolillo, A Di Paolo, F Lacquaniti, Y Ivanenko
Stepping on ground can be evoked in human neonates, though it is rather irregular and stereotyped heel-to-toe roll-over pattern is lacking. Such investigations can provide insights into the role of contact- or load-related proprioceptive feedback during early development of locomotion. However, the detailed characteristics of foot placements and their association with motor patterns are still incompletely documented. We elicited stepping in 33 neonates supported on a table. Unilateral limb kinematics, bilateral plantar pressure distribution and EMG activity from up to 11 ipsilateral leg muscles were recorded...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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