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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286810/epidemiology-and-related-risk-factors-of-preterm-labor-as-an-obstetrics-emergency
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Ali Asghar Halimi Asl, Saeed Safari, Mohsen Parvareshi Hamrah
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth is still a major health problem throughout the world, which results in 75% of neonatal mortality. Preterm labor not only inflicts financial and emotional distress, it may also lead to permanent disability. The present study was conducted to determine the related risk factors and preventive measures of preterm labor. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study assessed all preterm labors, as well as an equal number of term labors, during seven years, at an educational hospital...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272734/safety-and-benefits-of-antenatal-oral-iron-supplementation-in-low-income-countries-a-review
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REVIEW
Martin N Mwangi, Andrew M Prentice, Hans Verhoef
The World Health Organization recommends universal iron supplementation of 30-60 mg/day in pregnancy but coverage is low in most countries. Its efficacy is uncertain, however, and there has been a vigorous debate in the last decade about its safety, particularly in areas with a high burden of malaria and other infectious diseases. We reviewed the evidence on the safety and efficacy of antenatal iron supplementation in low-income countries. We found no evidence that daily supplementation at a dose of 60 mg leads to increased maternal Plasmodium infection risk...
March 8, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258359/concentration-of-zinc-copper-iron-calcium-and-magnesium-in-the-serum-tissues-and-urine-of-streptozotocin-induced-mild-diabetic-rat-model
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Tahiry Gómez, Leticia Bequer, Angel Mollineda, José L Molina, Alain Álvarez, Mayrelis Lavastida, Sonia Clapés
The present study aimed to investigate, in the streptozotocin-induced mild diabetic rat model, the zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), calcium (Ca), and magnesium (Mg) concentration in serum, liver, and kidney tissues, and urine samples from adult Wistar rats treated neonatally with streptozotocin (STZ). Diabetes was induced by subcutaneous administration of streptozotocin (100 mg/Kg) in female Wistar rats of 2 days old (STZ, n = 10). Control group (CG, n = 10) received only sodium-citrate buffer. The mineral concentrations were measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry...
March 3, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228969/prevention-and-treatment-of-neonatal-nosocomial-infections
#4
REVIEW
Jayashree Ramasethu
Nosocomial or hospital acquired infections threaten the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, and increase cost of care. Premature infants are particularly vulnerable since they often undergo invasive procedures and are dependent on central catheters to deliver nutrition and on ventilators for respiratory support. Prevention of nosocomial infection is a critical patient safety imperative, and invariably requires a multidisciplinary approach. There are no short cuts...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217556/group-b-streptococcus-induces-neutrophil-recruitment-to-gestational-tissues-and-elaboration-of-extracellular-traps-and-nutritional-immunity
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Vishesh Kothary, Ryan S Doster, Lisa M Rogers, Leslie A Kirk, Kelli L Boyd, Joann Romano-Keeler, Kathryn P Haley, Shannon D Manning, David M Aronoff, Jennifer A Gaddy
Streptococcus agalactiae, or Group B Streptococcus (GBS), is a gram-positive bacterial pathogen associated with infection during pregnancy and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates. Infection of the extraplacental membranes surrounding the developing fetus, a condition known as chorioamnionitis, is characterized histopathologically by profound infiltration of polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs, neutrophils) and greatly increases the risk for preterm labor, stillbirth, or neonatal GBS infection...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206992/heme-oxygenase-1-promoter-polymorphisms-do-they-modulate-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia
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M Kaplan, R J Wong, D K Stevenson
The role of genetic factors in the modulation of serum bilirubin levels and the pathophysiology of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is being increasingly recognized. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is the rate-limiting enzyme by which heme is catabolized to biliverdin and thence to bilirubin, with the simultaneous release of equimolar quantities of ferrous iron (Fe(3+)) and carbon monoxide. Polymorphisms of the HO-1 gene promoter may modulate transcriptional activity, thereby augmenting or attenuating HO-1 expression with resultant modulation of the production of bilirubin...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187318/effect-of-maternal-cells-transferred-with-colostrum-on-the-health-of-neonate-calves
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Sylvia Marquart Fontes Novo, Juliana Fraça Dos Reis Costa, Camila Costa Baccili, Natália Meirelles Sobreira, Bruno Toledo Silva, Pamella Lorenci de Oliveira, David John Hurley, Viviani Gomes
The objective of this research was to evaluate the influence of cells from colostrum on the health of neonate calves. Animals were distributed in 2 groups: COL+ (n=9) which received fresh colostrum from their own damns; and COL- (n=10) which received frozen colostrums from donors. Heifers were assessed before colostrum intake - D0; D2; D7; D14; D21 and D28. Heifers were monitored by clinical examination, hematological profile and serum iron. COL- had a higher diarrhea intensity score (typically 3) on D7. Moreover, a single case each of bronchopneumonia and navel inflammation were observed in COL- calves...
January 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143845/neomorphic-effects-of-the-neonatal-anemia-nan-eklf-mutation-contribute-to-deficits-throughout-development
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Antanas Planutis, Li Xue, Cecelia D Trainor, Mohan Dangeti, Kevin Gillinder, Miroslawa Siatecka, Danitza Nebor, Luanne L Peters, Andrew C Perkins, James J Bieker
Transcription factor control of cell-specific downstream targets can be significantly altered when the controlling factor is mutated. We show that the semi-dominant neonatal anemia (Nan) mutation in the EKLF/KLF1 transcription factor leads to ectopic expression of proteins that are not normally expressed in the red blood cell, leading to systemic effects that exacerbate the intrinsic anemia in the adult and alter correct development in the early embryo. Even when expressed as a heterozygote, the Nan-EKLF protein accomplishes this by direct binding and aberrant activation of genes encoding secreted factors that exert a negative effect on erythropoiesis and iron use...
February 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123337/a-harmful-traditional-practice-in-newborns-with-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-resistance-syndrome-branding
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Osman Baştuğ, Levent Korkmaz, Sabriye Korkut, Hülya Halis, Tamer Güneş, Selim Kurtoğlu
Branding refers to a traditional practice of creating 'therapeutic' burns with hot iron rods over the skin in order to treat various diseases. Although branding is a harmful practice for the body, it has been used for various illnesses including physiologic jaundice in newborns, pneumonia, and convulsions. It causes serious morbidity and delays seeking proper medical care in neonates. Innovations of modern medicine and the use of evidence-based medicine should be preferred instead of these traditional practices...
December 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104188/maternal-multiple-micronutrient-supplementation-and-other-biomedical-and-socioenvironmental-influences-on-children-s-cognition-at-age-9-12-years-in-indonesia-follow-up-of-the-summit-randomised-trial
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Elizabeth L Prado, Susy K Sebayang, Mandri Apriatni, Siti R Adawiyah, Nina Hidayati, Ayuniarti Islamiyah, Sudirman Siddiq, Benyamin Harefa, Jarrad Lum, Katherine J Alcock, Michael T Ullman, Husni Muadz, Anuraj H Shankar
BACKGROUND: Brain and cognitive development during the first 1000 days from conception are affected by multiple biomedical and socioenvironmental determinants including nutrition, health, nurturing, and stimulation. An improved understanding of the long-term influence of these factors is needed to prioritise public health investments to optimise human development. METHODS: We did a follow-up study of the Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients Intervention Trial (SUMMIT), a double-blind, cluster-randomised trial of maternal supplementation with multiple micronutrients (MMN) or iron and folic acid (IFA) in Indonesia...
February 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096130/early-life-nutrition-and-neurodevelopment-use-of-the-piglet-as-a-translational-model
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REVIEW
Austin T Mudd, Ryan N Dilger
Optimal nutrition early in life is critical to ensure proper structural and functional development of infant organ systems. Although pediatric nutrition historically has emphasized research on the relation between nutrition, growth rates, and gastrointestinal maturation, efforts increasingly have focused on how nutrition influences neurodevelopment. The provision of human milk is considered the gold standard in pediatric nutrition; thus, there is interest in understanding how functional nutrients and bioactive components in milk may modulate developmental processes...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061522/placental-transfusion-strategies-in-italy-a-nationwide-survey-of-tertiary-care-delivery-wards
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Barbara Perrone, Stefano Ghirardello
Objective Delayed umbilical cord clamping and cord milking are placental transfusion strategies that produce higher iron stores and better hemodynamic conditions in a newborn. We aimed to evaluate their current practice in tertiary-care delivery wards in Italy. Study Design A multiple-choice questionnaire was e-mailed to all the 101 Italian tertiary-care delivery wards. The comparative analysis between categorical variables was performed by the χ(2) test. Result We obtained an 85% (86/101) response rate...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034892/how-i-treat-anemia-in-pregnancy-iron-cobalamin-and-folate
#13
REVIEW
Maureen M Achebe, Anat Gafter-Gvili
Anemia of pregnancy, an important risk factor for fetal and maternal morbidity, is considered a global health problem, affecting almost 50% of pregnant women. In this article, diagnosis and management of iron, cobalamin, and folate deficiencies, the most frequent causes of anemia in pregnancy, are discussed. Three clinical cases are considered. Iron deficiency is the most common cause. Laboratory tests defining iron deficiency, the recognition of developmental delays and cognitive abnormalities in iron-deficient neonates, and literature addressing the efficacy and safety of IV iron in pregnancy are reviewed...
February 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005311/eltrombopag-a-thrombopoietin-mimetic-crosses-the-blood-brain-barrier-and-impairs-iron-dependent-hippocampal-neuron-dendrite-development
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T W Bastian, K A Duck, G C Michalopoulos, M J Chen, Z-J Liu, J R Connor, L M Lanier, M C Sola-Visner, M K Georgieff
Essentials Potential neurodevelopmental side effects of thrombopoietin mimetics need to be considered. The effects of eltrombopag (ELT) on neuronal iron status and dendrite development were assessed. ELT crosses the blood-brain barrier and causes iron deficiency in developing neurons. ELT blunts dendrite maturation, indicating a need for more safety studies before neonatal use. SUMMARY: Background Thrombocytopenia is common in sick neonates. Thrombopoietin mimetics (e.g. eltrombopag [ELT]) might provide an alternative therapy for selected neonates with severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia, and for infants and young children with different varieties of thrombocytopenia...
March 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005272/prophylactic-versus-selective-blood-transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
#15
REVIEW
Babasola O Okusanya, Olufemi T Oladapo
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with sickle cell disease (HbSS, HbSC and HbSβThal) may require blood transfusion to prevent severe anaemia or to manage potential medical complications. Preventive blood transfusion in the absence of complications starting from the early weeks of pregnancy or blood transfusion only for medical or obstetric indications have been used as management policies. There is currently no consensus on the blood transfusion policy that guarantees optimal clinical benefits with minimal risks for such women and their babies...
December 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002310/committee-opinion-no-684-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-after-birth
#16
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Delayed umbilical cord clamping appears to be beneficial for term and preterm infants. In term infants, delayed umbilical cord clamping increases hemoglobin levels at birth and improves iron stores in the first several months of life, which may have a favorable effect on developmental outcomes. There is a small increase in jaundice that requires phototherapy in this group of infants. Consequently, health care providers adopting delayed umbilical cord clamping in term infants should ensure that mechanisms are in place to monitor for and treat neonatal jaundice...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002305/committee-opinion-no-684-summary-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-after-birth
#17
(no author information available yet)
Delayed umbilical cord clamping appears to be beneficial for term and preterm infants. In term infants, delayed umbilical cord clamping increases hemoglobin levels at birth and improves iron stores in the first several months of life, which may have a favorable effect on developmental outcomes. There is a small increase in jaundice that requires phototherapy in this group of infants. Consequently, health care providers adopting delayed umbilical cord clamping in term infants should ensure that mechanisms are in place to monitor for and treat neonatal jaundice...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000692/impact-of-maternal-antenatal-and-birth-associated-factors-on-iron-stores-at-birth-data-from-a-prospective-maternal-infant-birth-cohort
#18
E K McCarthy, L C Kenny, J O'B Hourihane, A D Irvine, D M Murray, M E Kiely
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Low serum ferritin concentrations at birth, which reflect neonatal iron stores, track through to early childhood and have been associated with poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes. We aimed to identify maternal, antenatal and birth-associated factors that influence iron stores at birth in a prospective maternal-infant birth cohort. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In a population-based, longitudinal, birth cohort in Ireland, 413 maternal-infant dyads with prospectively collected lifestyle and clinical data from 15 weeks' gestation had umbilical cord serum ferritin concentrations measured...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993962/the-impact-of-prenatal-care-quality-on-neonatal-infant-and-child-mortality-in-zimbabwe-evidence-from-the-demographic-and-health-surveys
#19
Marshall Makate, Clifton Makate
The impact of the quality of prenatal care on child mortality outcomes has received less attention in sub-Saharan Africa. This study endeavoured to explore the effect of the quality of prenatal care and its individual components on neonatal, infant and under-five mortality. The empirical analysis uses data from the three most recent waves of the nationally representative Demographic and Health Survey for Zimbabwe conducted in 1999, 2005/06 and 2010/11. The results indicate that a one-unit increase in the quality of prenatal care lowers the prospect of neonatal, infant and under-five mortality by approximately 42...
December 19, 2016: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977019/the-iron-status-at-birth-of-neonates-with-risk-factors-for-developing-iron-deficiency-a-pilot-study
#20
B C MacQueen, R D Christensen, D M Ward, S T Bennett, E A O'Brien, M J Sheffield, V L Baer, G L Snow, K A Weaver Lewis, R E Fleming, J Kaplan
OBJECTIVE: Small-for-gestational-age (SGA) neonates, infants of diabetic mothers (IDM) and very-low-birth weight premature neonates (VLBW) are reported to have increased risk for developing iron deficiency and possibly associated neurocognitive delays. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a pilot study to assess iron status at birth in at-risk neonates by measuring iron parameters in umbilical cord blood from SGA, IDM, VLBW and comparison neonates. RESULTS: Six of the 50 infants studied had biochemical evidence of iron deficiency at birth...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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