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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055243/physiological-vital-sign-ranges-in-newborns-from-34-weeks-gestation-a-systematic-review
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Michelle Paliwoda, Karen New, Mark Davies, Fiona Bogossian
CONTEXT: The birth process and the moments thereafter are a crucial time for newborns as they adapt to extra uterine life. The adaptive process begins immediately and can take a number of days to complete. The process involves initiating and maintaining respirations, thermoregulation, and the change from foetal circulation to newborn circulation. The majority of newborns successfully adapt to extra uterine life, some experience difficulty. Early warning tools may assist clinicians identify early signs of failure to adapt and/or deterioration but these are dependent on 'Normal' vital sign reference ranges for triggering an escalation of care...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055174/maternal-outcomes-in-first-and-second-trimester-termination-of-pregnancy-which-are-the-risk-factors
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Giulia Garofalo, Anna Garofalo, Olga Sochirca, Maria Grazia Alemanno, Eleonora Pilloni, Marilisa Biolcati, Elisabetta Muccinelli, Elsa Viora, Tullia Todros
AIMS: To evaluate maternal complications of first trimester and second trimester termination of pregnancy (TOP) performed after first or second trimester positive prenatal diagnosis (PD). RESULTS: We performed a retrospective study from January 2007 to December 2011, on 844 patients, who underwent a TOP after positive amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS) for foetal aneuploidies, performed for maternal age ≥35 years of age, positive prenatal screening (PS) or for genetic reasons...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055117/can-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-late-onset-sepsis-in-preterm-infants
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Senem Alkan Ozdemir, Esra Arun Ozer, Ozkan Ilhan, Sumer Sutcuoglu
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an easily accessible biomarker that has been reported to represent disease severity in adult trials. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between culture positiveness and NLR in cases where the reason of sepsis was considered, and to foresight an idea about the active agents. METHODS: Preterm infants with birth weights ≤1500 g and/or ≤32 gestational weeks were eligible for this study...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054835/a-strategy-to-reduce-critical-cardiorespiratory-alarms-due-to-intermittent-enteral-feeding-of-preterm-neonates-in-intensive-care
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Rohan Joshi, Carola van Pul, Anouk Sanders, Hans Weda, Jan Willem Bikker, Loe Feijs, Peter Andriessen
BACKGROUND: Many preterm infants require enteral feeding as they cannot coordinate sucking, swallowing, and breathing. In enteral feeding, milk feeds are delivered through a small feeding tube passed via the nose or mouth into the stomach. Intermittent milk feeds may either be administered using a syringe to gently push milk into the infant's stomach (push feed) or milk can be poured into a syringe attached to the tube and allowed to drip in by gravity (gravity feed). This practice of enteral feeding is common in neonatal intensive care units...
October 20, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054508/unknown-antenatal-hiv-infection-status-has-declined-over-time-in-british-columbia-canada
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Amy L Slogrove, Julie A Bettinger, Patricia Janssen
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to determine whether the proportion of pregnant women with unknown antenatal HIV-infection status is declining over time in British Columbia (BC) and whether associated factors are amenable to intervention. METHODS: Through a retrospective cohort study of all deliveries in the British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry from 2005 to 2011, we examined the association between year of delivery and no recorded antenatal HIV test result. The trend in unknown antenatal HIV-infection status over time was evaluated by the Cochran-Mantel-Haenzsel test and multivariable logistic regression was used to determine the odds of unknown antenatal HIV-infection status by year of delivery...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054469/the-acidity-of-early-pregnancy-diet-and-risk-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Sahar Saraf-Bank, Hotav Tehrani, Fahimeh Haghighatdoost, Seyedeh Parisa Moosavian, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUNDS & AIMS: Recently, an increasing interest has been addressed to the acid-base imbalance in the pathogenesis of diabetes while we are not aware of any study among patients affected by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Therefore, the purpose of present study was to reveal the potential relation between dietary acid load (DAL) and glycemic indices, lipid profiles and GDM odds ratio among Iranian pregnant women with GDM. METHODS: This case-control study (hospital-based setting) was performed in singleton fetus pregnant women; healthy (n = 263) and GDM (n = 200), aged 22-44 years, and between weeks 5-28 of pregnancy...
October 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054051/the-incidence-and-risk-factors-of-epilepsy-in-children-born-preterm-a-nationwide-register-study
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Mikko Hirvonen, Riitta Ojala, Päivi Korhonen, Paula Haataja, Kai Eriksson, Mika Gissler, Tiina Luukkaala, Outi Tammela
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to compare the incidence of epilepsy between very preterm (VP) (<32(+0) weeks), moderately preterm (MP) (32(+0)-33(+6) weeks), late preterm (LP) (34(+0)-36(+6) weeks) and term infants (≥37 weeks) and to establish and compare risk factors of epilepsy in these groups. METHODS: The national register study included all live born infants in Finland in 1991-2008. Excluding infants with missing gestational age, a total of 1,033,349 infants were included in the analysis and they were analyzed in four subgroups (VP, MP, LP and term) and three time periods (1991-1995, 1996-2001 and 2002-2008)...
October 14, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053863/a-case-of-a-newborn-with-blocked-rhd-antigen-and-hdfn
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Haijuan Wang, Jian Chen, Yongmei Jiang
A group O RhD-negative pregnant patient with anti-D antibody at titer 1:2048 delivered a baby boy by cesarean section at 38 + 6 weeks gestational age. The neonate typed as group O, but D antigen was at first uncertain. DAT and antibody screen of newborn were both positive. Various assays were used for D antigen determination. Ultimately, D antigen blocked by high-titer maternal anti-D antibody was confirmed. Total bilirubin of the newborn was 52.7 umol/L, and hemoglobin was 1.46 mg/dL. O RhD-negative red cells were used for an exchange transfusion...
October 19, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053807/systematic-review-of-the-concentrations-of-oligosaccharides-in-human-milk
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Stephan Thurl, Manfred Munzert, Günther Boehm, Catherine Matthews, Bernd Stahl
Context: Oligosaccharides are the third largest solid component in human milk. These diverse compounds are thought to have numerous beneficial functions in infants, including protection against infectious diseases. The structures of more than 100 oligosaccharides in human milk have been elucidated so far. Objective: The aim of this review was to identify the main factors that affect the concentrations of oligosaccharides in human milk and to determine whether it is possible to calculate representative and reliable mean concentrations...
October 19, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053723/heart-rate-variability-and-baroreceptor-reflex-sensitivity-in-early-versus-late-onset-preeclampsia
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Thomas Michael Weber, Helmut Karl Lackner, Andreas Roessler, Ilona Papousek, Vassiliki Kolovetsiou-Kreiner, Miha Lucovnik, Karin Schmid-Zalaudek, Uwe Lang, Manfred Georg Moertl
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are differences in autonomic nervous system function in early- versus late-onset preeclampsia. METHODS: Matched case-control study. Cases were defined as singleton pregnancies with preeclampsia at < 34+0 weeks of gestation (early-onset preeclampsia) and ≥ 34+0 weeks of gestation (late-onset preeclampsia). For each case in each of the preeclampsia subgroups, three "control"uncomplicated singleton pregnancies were matched by maternal age, height, and week of gestation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052558/cesarean-section-rate-in-singleton-primiparae-and-related-factors-in-beijing-china
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Geng Song, Yu-Mei Wei, Wei-Wei Zhu, Hui-Xia Yang
BACKGROUND: The cesarean section rate (CSR) has been a main concern worldwide. The present study aimed to investigate the CSR in Beijing, China, and to analyze the related factors of CS delivery. METHODS: An observational study was conducted in 15 medical centers in Beijing using a systemic cluster sampling method. In total, 15,194 pregnancies were enrolled in the study between June 20, 2013 and November 30, 2013. Independent t-tests and Pearson's Chi-square test were used to examine differences between two groups, and related factors of the CSR were examined by multivariable logistic regression...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051889/supraclavicular-approach-to-ultrasound-guided-brachiocephalic-vein-cannulation-in-children-and-neonates
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REVIEW
Zied Merchaoui, Ulrik Lausten-Thomsen, Florence Pierre, Maher Ben Laiba, Nolwenn Le Saché, Pierre Tissieres
The correct choice of intra vascular access in critically ill neonates should be individualized depending on the type and duration of therapy, gestational and chronological age, weight and/or size, diagnosis, clinical status, and venous system patency. Accordingly, there is an ongoing demand for optimization of catheterization. Recently, the use of ultrasound (US)-guided cannulation of the subclavian vein (SCV) has been described in children and neonates. This article gives an overview of the current use of US for achieving central venous catheter placement in the SCV or the brachiocephalic vein (BCV) in neonates...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051776/fontan-circulation-and-implications-for-future-reproduction
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REVIEW
Niharika Mehta, Srilakshmi Mitta
This article summarizes and critiques four recent publications looking at preconception counseling, pregnancy outcomes, and cardiac complications in women with history of Fontan circulation. The Fontan procedure is a palliative strategy for single-ventricle type congenital heart disease and involves passive flow of venous return into the pulmonary circulation, bypassing the ventricles. Pregnancy in these patients is not without risk and preconception counseling and contraception practices vary widely. High rates of miscarriage, prematurity, and small-for-gestational-age babies are reported...
September 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051702/finding-the-sources-of-missing-heritability-within-rare-variants-through-simulation
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Baishali Bandyopadhyay, Veda Chanda, Yupeng Wang
Thousands of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been conducted to identify the genetic variants associated with complex disorders. However, only a small proportion of phenotypic variances can be explained by the reported variants. Moreover, many GWAS failed to identify genetic variants associated with disorders displaying hereditary features. The "missing heritability" problem can be partly explained by rare variants. We simulated a causality scenario that gestational ages, a quantitative trait that can distinguish preterm (<37 weeks) and term births, were significantly correlated with the rare variant aggregations at 1000 single-nucleotide polymorphism loci...
2017: Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051041/retinal-vasculature-and-5-year-metabolic-syndrome-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Ling-Jun Li, Kok Hian Tan, Izzuddin M Aris, Ryan Eyn Kidd Man, Alfred Tau Liang Gan, Yap Seng Chong, Seang Mei Saw, Peter Gluckman, Tien Yin Wong, Ecosse Lamoureux
BACKGROUND: Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at greater risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS). We studied the association between second-trimester retinal microvasculature and 5-year MetS incidence in women with GDM. METHODS: A total of 142 mothers with GDM were recruited and followed up 5 years after delivery. Retinal photography was performed at 26-28 weeks gestation and metabolic outcomes were assessed at the 5-year postpartum follow-up visit. GDM and MetS were defined based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and Adults Treatment Panel (ATP) III guidelines, respectively...
October 16, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050860/eeg-power-spectrum-maturation-in-preterm-fetal-growth-restricted-infants
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Emily Cohen, Flora Y Wong, Euan M Wallace, Joanne C Mockler, Alexsandria Odoi, Samantha Hollis, Rosemary S C Horne, Stephanie R Yiallourou
Power spectral analysis of the electroencephalogram (EEG) is a non-invasive method to examine infant brain maturation. Preterm fetal growth restricted (p-FGR) neonates display an altered EEG power spectrum compared to appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) peers, suggesting delayed brain maturation. Longitudinal studies investigating EEG power spectrum maturation in p-FGR infants are lacking, however. We thus aimed to investigate brain maturation using sleep EEG power spectral analysis in p-FGR infants compared to preterm and term AGA controls (p-AGA and t-AGA, respectively)...
October 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049820/association-of-history-of-gestational-diabetes-with-long-term-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-a-large-prospective-cohort-of-us-women
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Deirdre K Tobias, Jennifer J Stuart, Shanshan Li, Jorge Chavarro, Eric B Rimm, Janet Rich-Edwards, Frank B Hu, JoAnn E Manson, Cuilin Zhang
Importance: Previous studies identify gestational diabetes (GD) as a risk factor for intermediate markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, few are prospective, evaluate hard CVD end points, or account for shared risk factors including body weight and lifestyle. Objective: To prospectively evaluate history of GD in relation to incident CVD risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II) is an observational cohort study of US female nurses established in 1989, with ongoing follow-up...
October 16, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049509/prenatal-air-pollution-and-newborns-predisposition-to-accelerated-biological-aging
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Dries S Martens, Bianca Cox, Bram G Janssen, Diana B P Clemente, Antonio Gasparrini, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Wouter Lefebvre, Harry A Roels, Michelle Plusquin, Tim S Nawrot
Importance: Telomere length is a marker of biological aging that may provide a cellular memory of exposures to oxidative stress and inflammation. Telomere length at birth has been related to life expectancy. An association between prenatal air pollution exposure and telomere length at birth could provide new insights in the environmental influence on molecular longevity. Objective: To assess the association of prenatal exposure to particulate matter (PM) with newborn telomere length as reflected by cord blood and placental telomere length...
October 16, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049303/a-mediterranean-diet-with-additional-extra-virgin-olive-oil-and-pistachios-reduces-the-incidence-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm-a-randomized-controlled-trial-the-st-carlos-gdm-prevention-study
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Carla Assaf-Balut, Nuria García de la Torre, Alejandra Durán, Manuel Fuentes, Elena Bordiú, Laura Del Valle, Cristina Familiar, Ana Ortolá, Inés Jiménez, Miguel A Herraiz, Nuria Izquierdo, Noelia Perez, María J Torrejon, María I Ortega, Francisco J Illana, Isabelle Runkle, Maria P de Miguel, Carmen Montañez, Ana Barabash, Martín Cuesta, Miguel A Rubio, Alfonso L Calle-Pascual
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) prevalence is increasing and becoming a major public health concern. Whether a Mediterranean diet can help prevent GDM in unselected pregnant women has yet to be studied. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized controlled trial to evaluate the incidence of GDM with two different dietary models. All consecutive normoglycemic (<92 mg/dL) pregnant women at 8-12 gestational weeks (GW) were assigned to Intervention Group (IG, n = 500): MedDiet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and pistachios; or Control Group (CG, n = 500): standard diet with limited fat intake...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049209/pravastatin-for-prevention-of-hellp-syndrome-a-case-report
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Lucia Anna Otten, Katrin van der Ven, Marietta Kühr, Ulrich Gembruch, Waltraut Maria Merz
RATIONALE: Pravastatin has emerged for prevention and treatment of preeclampsia; no reports are available on pravastatin and HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets) syndrome. PATIENT CONCERNS: The first pregnancy necessitated termination of pregnancy at gestational age (GA) 20+5 for HELLP. Intrauterine fetal death at GA 22+5 occurred in the second pregnancy, whilst on temporizing management of HELLP. DIAGNOSES: Severe, recurrent early-onset HELLP syndrome...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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