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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078599/besifloxacin-ophthalmic-suspension-0-6-compared-with-gatifloxacin-ophthalmic-solution-0-3-for-the-treatment-of-bacterial-conjunctivitis-in-neonates
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Christine M Sanfilippo, Catherine M Allaire, Heleen H DeCory
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of topical besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6% compared with gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.3% in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis in neonates. METHODS: This was a multicenter, randomized, double-masked, parallel group study. Subjects ≤31 days of age with severity grade ≥1 (scale 0-3) for both conjunctival discharge and conjunctival hyperemia were randomized to besifloxacin or gatifloxacin instilled three times daily for 7 days, and completed five study visits (three clinic visits and two phone calls)...
January 11, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002109/neonatal-bacterial-conjunctivitis-in-korea-in-the-21st-century
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Kang Yeun Pak, Sung Il Kim, Jong Soo Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate the microbial cause and antibiotic susceptibility of neonatal bacterial conjunctivitis in Korean patients in the 21st century. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients diagnosed with neonatal bacterial conjunctivitis between January 2000 and December 2015. We recorded the organism, antibiotic susceptibility, and antibiotics used. RESULTS: A total of 82 neonates were included in the study (53 males and 29 females), with a mean age of 17...
December 20, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937684/yinzhihuang-oral-liquid-in-the-treatment-of-neonatal-jaundice-a-meta-analysis
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Jie Zeng, Su-Jun Wang, Yong-Mei Li, Hang-Shan Li, Qian Luo, Yun-Ying Huang, Qun Jiang, Li Wang
CONTEXT: Yinzhihuang oral liquid, a well-known Chinese herbal formula, is a clinical drug for the treatment of neonatal jaundice, and a number of clinical trials have been published addressing this issue, but there is no comprehensive analysis that evaluates its efficacy for the treatment of newborn with hyperbilirubinaemia. OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Yinzhihuang oral liquid on neonatal jaundice. METHODS: Search was performed throughout PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Ovid, Wanfang, VIP Medicine Information System (VMIS) and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases up to December 2015...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846760/outcome-of-breastfed-infants-following-post-partum-methylergonovine-treatment
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Oded Gilad, Paul Merlob, Bracha Stahl, Noa Averbuch, Gil Klinger
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal and breastfed infant's outcome following post-partum maternal use of methylergonovine. METHODS: A prospective, controlled observational study design was used. Mothers who contacted Beilinson Teratology Information Service (BELTIS) were followed by phone interview. Data on lactation, neonatal symptoms and outcomes at the age of 1-3 years were obtained. Mothers' breastfeeding while treated with methylergonovine and their infants were compared to a matched control group of breastfeeding mothers using a drug known to be safe during lactation (amoxicillin)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845968/epidemiology-of-zika
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Carmen C Deseda
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Zika virus (ZIKV) is the latest 'emerging virus' that has affected the Americas. First identified in the mid-20th century in Uganda, it was described as a vector arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) and subsequently found capable of producing illness in humans. The illness was not different from other flavivirus infections and caused a relatively mild disease characterized by low-grade fever, nonspecific exanthem, nonpurulent conjunctivitis, and mild to moderate arthralgia...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831550/impact-of-a-dedicated-neonatal-stabilization-room-and-process-changes-on-stabilization-time
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S Shivananda, S Gupta, S Thomas, L Babb, C-L Meyer, A Symington, B Paes, G K Suresh
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the impact of a dedicated resuscitation and stabilization (RAS) room and process changes on infant stabilization time. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective quality improvement study was conducted on preterm infants in a tertiary care center. A dedicated RAS room, preresuscitation huddle, infant-isolette-ventilator pairing and improved documentation were implemented. The primary outcome was median time to stabilization and secondary outcomes were illness severity on day 1 and morbidity at discharge...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795225/the-clinical-significance-of-schistocytes-a-prospective-evaluation-of-the-icsh-schistocyte-guidelines
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Elise Schapkaitz, Michael Halefom Mezgebe
OBJECTIVE: The presence of ≥ 1% schistocytes on peripheral blood smear (PBS) is an important criterion for the diagnosis of a thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). The reporting of schistocytes has been standardized by the International Council for Standardization in Hematology (ICSH).Despite the availability of guidelines, the assessment of schistocytes remains subjective. More recently, the automated fragmented red cell (FRC) parameter has been evaluated. However, local studies are not available...
October 31, 2016: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766599/fatty-acid-microemulsion-for-the-treatment-of-neonatal-conjunctivitis-quantification-characterisation-and-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-activity
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Ummara Butt, Amr ElShaer, Lori A S Snyder, Athina Chaidemenou, Raid G Alany
Fatty acids (FAs) are used by many organisms as defence mechanism against virulent bacteria. The high safety profile and broad spectrum of activity make them potential alternatives to currently used topical antibiotics for the treatment of eye infections in neonates. The current study utilised a Design of Experiment approach to optimise the quantification of five fatty acids namely; lauric acid, tridecanoic acid, myristoleic acid, palmitoleic acid and α-linolenic acid. The significance of the influence of the experimental parameters such as volume of catalyst, volume of n-hexane, incubation temperature, incubation time and the number of extraction steps on derivatisation was established by statistical screening with a factorial approach...
December 2016: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711045/non-invasive-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-the-treatment-of-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-in-term-and-preterm-infants
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R Sahni, X Ameer, K Ohira-Kist, J-T Wung
OBJECTIVES: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is effective in conjunction with tracheal intubation (TI) and mechanical ventilation (MV) for treating arterial pulmonary hypertension and hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF) in near-term and term newborns. Non-invasive respiratory support with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is increasingly used to avoid morbidity associated with TI and MV, yet the effectiveness of iNO delivery via nasal CPAP remains unknown. To evaluate the effectiveness of iNO delivered via the bubble nasal CPAP system in term and preterm newborns with HRF...
January 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684833/use-of-the-glidescope-video-laryngoscope-for-intubation-during-ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-in-a-fetus-with-a-giant-cyst-of-the-4th-branchial-cleft-a-case-report
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Sung Hye Byun, So Young Lee, Seong Yeon Hong, Taeha Ryu, Baek Jin Kim, Jin Yong Jung
INTRODUCTION: In fetuses who are predicted to be at risk of catastrophic airway obstruction at delivery, the ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure is useful for securing the fetal airway while maintaining fetal oxygenation via placental circulation. Factors, including poor posture of the fetus and physician, narrow visual field, and issues of contamination in the aseptic surgical field, make fetal intubation during the EXIT procedure difficult. Herein, we report our experience of the usefulness of the GlideScope video laryngoscope (GVL) for intubation during the EXIT procedure...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642383/-neonatal-conjunctivitis-in-the-district-of-glidji-in-southern-togo-a-cross-sectional-study-about-159-new-borns
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Vonor Kokou, Maneh Nidain, Nononsaa Batomguela Kassoula, Fiaty-Amenouvor Kwassi, Banla Meba, Balo Komi Patrice
INTRODUCTION: Describe the epidemiology of neonatal conjunctivitis in the Canton of Glidji in southern Togo. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in 4 Satellite Health Care Units in the Canton of Glidji from 19 March to 13 May 2009 (8 weeks). All newborns were included in the study and neonatal conjunctivitis was defined by the presence in a newborn of at least two of the following signs: conjunctival hyperemia, eyelid swelling, chemosis, purulent discharges, lacrimation...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633108/probiotics-prebiotics-and-synbiotics-for-the-prevention-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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REVIEW
Kathene C Johnson-Henry, Thomas R Abrahamsson, Richard You Wu, Philip M Sherman
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating intestinal disease in preterm infants characterized by barrier disruption, intestinal microbial dysbiosis, and persistent inflammation of the colon, which results in high mortality rates. Current strategies used to manage this disease are not sufficient, although the use of human breast milk reduces the risk of NEC. Mother's milk is regarded as a fundamental nutritional source for neonates, but pasteurization of donor breast milk affects the composition of bioactive compounds...
September 2016: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623283/is-routine-transvaginal-cervical-length-measurement-cost-effective-in-a-population-where-the-risk-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-is-low
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David A Crosby, Jan Miletin, Jana Semberova, Sean Daly
INTRODUCTION: A recent meta-analysis has suggested that routine measurement of the cervical length should be performed in conjunction with the anomaly scan to identify a group of women at increased risk of preterm delivery. We decided to investigate whether this recommendation is justifiable in a population where the risk of preterm birth is low. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed 12 years of obstetric data from the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital. Relative risks of adverse outcomes from the randomized controlled trial were applied and we extrapolated the possible numbers of women requiring intervention...
December 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570791/somatic-stimulation-causes-frontoparietal-cortical-changes-in-neonates-a-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Nasser H Kashou, Irfaan A Dar, Kathryn A Hasenstab, Ramzi W Nahhas, Sudarshan R Jadcherla
Palmar and plantar grasp are the foremost primitive neonatal reflexes and functions. Persistence of these reflexes in infancy is a sign of evolving cerebral palsy. Our aims were to establish measurement feasibility in a clinical setting and to characterize changes in oxyhemoglobin (HbO) and deoxyhemoglobin (HbD) concentration in the bilateral frontoparietal cortex in unsedated neonates at the crib-side using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). We hypothesized that bilateral concentration changes will occur upon somatic central and peripheral somatic stimulation...
January 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540704/neonatal-experiences-with-ethanol-intoxication-modify-respiratory-and-thermoregulatory-plasticity-and-affect-subsequent-ethanol-intake-in-rats
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María Belén Acevedo, Ana Fabiola Macchione, Florencia Anunziata, Olga Beatriz Haymal, Juan Carlos Molina
Different studies have focused on the deleterious consequences of binge-like or chronic exposure to ethanol during the brain growth spurt period (third human gestational trimester) that in the rat corresponds to postnatal days (PDs) 3-10. The present study analyzed behavioral and physiological disruptions caused by relatively brief binge-like exposures (PDs 3, 5, and 7) with an ethanol dose lower (3.0 g/kg) than those frequently employed to examine teratological effects during this stage in development. At PD 9, pups were exposed to ethanol doses ranging between ...
January 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512496/update-on-inherited-disorders-of-haemostasis-and-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Orly Lavee, Giselle Kidson-Gerber
Inherited bleeding disorders have the potential to cause bleeding complications during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period as well as effect fetal outcomes. There is an evolving understanding of the need for specialised and individualised care for affected women during these times. The aim for each patient is to estimate the risk to mother, fetus and neonate; to implement measures to minimise these risks; and to anticipate complications and develop contingencies for these scenarios. This includes accurate diagnosis, preconceptual care, prenatal diagnostic options, antenatal care, delivery and postpartum care as well as care of an affected neonate...
June 2016: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493691/maternal-vitamin-d-levels-during-pregnancy-and-neonatal-health-evidence-to-date-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Spyridon N Karras, Hana Fakhoury, Giovanna Muscogiuri, William B Grant, Johannes M van den Ouweland, Anna Maria Colao, Kalliopi Kotsa
Low maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy have been associated with a plethora of adverse neonatal outcomes, including small for gestational age and preterm births, detrimental effect on offspring bone and teeth development, and risk of infectious diseases. Although most observational studies indicate a significant linear relationship between maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D and the above outcomes, some randomized controlled trials to date are inconclusive, mostly due to differences in study design and supplementation regimen...
August 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27464455/neonatal-orbital-abscess-secondary-to-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-conjunctivitis
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Bulent Yazici, Nesimi Orucov, Gunay Ibrahimzade
Pseudomonas aeruginosa conjunctivitis, although rare in healthy infants, may cause serious ocular and systemic complications. A 30-day-old, otherwise healthy male infant was referred with the diagnosis of right orbital abscess. The patient had been diagnosed as having Pseudomonas conjunctivitis 9 days previously at the referring center. Despite antibiotic treatment, his ocular findings had worsened and marked proptosis had developed. Other examination findings were ptosis, restriction of eye movements, periorbital erythema, and chemosis...
July 21, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446241/paediatric-virology-in-the-hippocratic-corpus
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Ioannis N Mammas, Demetrios A Spandidos
Hippocrates (Island of Kos, 460 B.C.-Larissa, 370 B.C.) is the founder of the most famous Medical School of the classical antiquity. In acknowledgement of his pioneering contribution to the new scientific field of Paediatric Virology, this article provides a systematic analysis of the Hippocratic Corpus, with particular focus on viral infections predominating in neonates and children. A mumps epidemic, affecting the island of Thasos in the 5th century B.C., is described in detail. 'Herpes', a medical term derived from the ancient Greek word 'ἕρπειν', meaning 'to creep' or 'crawl', is used to describe the spreading of cutaneous lesions in both childhood and adulthood...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441365/short-term-effects-of-cannabidiol-after-global-hypoxia-ischemia-in-newborn-piglets
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Håvard T Garberg, Marianne U Huun, Javier Escobar, Jose Martinez-Orgado, Else-Marit Løberg, Rønnaug Solberg, Ola Didrik Saugstad
BACKGROUND: Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, has shown neuroprotective actions after neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in animals. We wanted to further explore the effects of CBD, alone and in conjunction with hypothermia, in a piglet model of global HI. METHODS: Fifty-five anesthetized newborn piglets were randomized to either controls (n=7) or HI (n=48) by ventilation with 8% O2 until MABP reached 20 mmHg and/or BE reached -20 mmol/l. After resuscitation piglets were randomized to either: vehicle (VEH), CBD 1mg/kg, VEH+hypothermia (H) or CBD 1mg/kg+H (each n=12)...
July 21, 2016: Pediatric Research
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