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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668023/common-queries-about-immunizations-in-preterm-infants
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Ansul Asad
Preterm infants are at an increased risk of morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. Despite this, delays in routine immunization of preterm infants are common. Available guidelines clearly state that they should be immunized according to chronological age, irrespective of gestational age and birth weight or current weight. In this article, we try to assuage parental and provider doubts by reviewing data about immunogenicity, safety, and responses to routine immunizations in preterm infants with and without comorbidities...
April 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667079/fetal-regional-myocardial-strain-rate-in-the-membranous-ventricular-septum-changes-with-gestational-age-and-the-left-ventricular-mass-and-predictive-value-for-a-complete-membranous-ventricular-septum-without-defect
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Li-Juan Zhang, Ke-Qi Chen, Yun-Yan Shi, Xiao-Zhi Zheng
To describe the fetal regional myocardial strain rate in the membranous ventricular septum across gestation and to determine their predictive value for a complete membranous ventricular septum (without defect) after delivery. In 1150 fetuses, the peak systolic strain rate (SRs), peak early diastolic strain rate (SRe) and peak late diastolic strain rate (SRa) in the membranous ventricular septum were measured at four time points across gestation (18-20, 24-26, 30-32 and 36-38 weeks). The integrity of the interventricular septum was examined at 12 weeks' postnatal age...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666679/intrauterine-fetal-blood-transfusion-descriptive-study-of-the-first-four-years-experience-in-oman
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Arwa Z Al-Riyami, Mouza Al-Salmani, Sabria N Al-Hashami, Sabah Al-Mahrooqi, Ali Al-Marhoobi, Sumaiya Al-Hinai, Saif Al-Hosni, Sathiya M Panchatcharam, Zainab A Al-Arimi
Objectives: Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) causes hydrops fetalis . The successful treatment of HDFN has been reported with intrauterine blood transfusion (IUT). This study aimed to describe the initial experience with IUT procedures in Oman. Methods: This retrospective observational study took place at the Royal Hospital and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Blood Bank, Muscat, Oman, and included all women who underwent IUT procedures in Oman between March 2012 and March 2016...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666202/nutritional-role-of-amniotic-fluid-clues-from-infants-with-congenital-obstruction-of-the-digestive-tract
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Nigel J Hall, Melanie Drewett, David Burge
AIMS: To investigate the role played by amniotic fluid in late fetal nutrition by analysis of infants born with digestive tract atresia. METHODS: Birth weight (BW), gestational age and gender of infants born with oesophageal (OA), duodenal (DA), jejunal (JA) and ileal atresia (IA) were recorded and BW Z-scores compared. Infants with incomplete obstruction (stenosis), chromosomal or syndromic conditions and multiple congenital malformations were excluded. Term infants admitted with suspected postnatal intestinal obstruction in whom no congenital malformation was found were used as a control group...
April 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666163/neurodevelopmental-impairment-among-extremely-preterm-infants-in-the-neonatal-research-network
#5
Ira Adams-Chapman, Roy J Heyne, Sara B DeMauro, Andrea F Duncan, Susan R Hintz, Athina Pappas, Betty R Vohr, Scott A McDonald, Abhik Das, Jamie E Newman, Rosemary D Higgins
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the spectrum of neurodevelopmental outcome in a contemporary cohort of extremely preterm infants. We hypothesize that the rate of severe neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) decreases over time. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants ≤27 weeks' gestational age (GA) from a Neonatal Research Network center that completed neurodevelopmental follow-up assessments between April 1, 2011, and January 1, 2015...
April 17, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665357/second-trimester-surgical-abortion-practices-in-the-united-states
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Katharine O White, Heidi E Jones, Jade Shorter, Wendy V Norman, Edith Guilbert, E Steve Lichtenberg, Maureen Paul
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether second-trimester surgical abortion practices of U.S. providers agree with evidence-based policy guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of abortion facilities in the U.S. identified via publicly available resources and professional networks from June through December 2013. RESULTS: Of 703 identified facilities, 383 (54%) participated including 172 clinicians providing second-trimester surgical abortions (D&Es)...
April 14, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665020/type-ii-and-iii-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation-with-hydrops-treated-in-utero-with-percutaneous-sclerotherapy
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Andrew H Chon, Lisa M Korst, Mira Abdel-Sattar, Arlyn Llanes, Joseph G Ouzounian, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To present outcomes of fetuses with congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) treated with sclerotherapy. METHODS: Retrospective study of 8 patients with a prenatal diagnosis of CPAM type II or III with secondary hydrops treated with percutaneous sclerotherapy using 5% ethanolamine oleate (EO). All patients underwent ultrasonic measurement of the CPAM volume ratio (CVR). Results are expressed as median (range). RESULTS: Gestational age (GA) at initial sclerotherapy was 22...
April 17, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664656/maternal-anthropometric-characteristics-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-iranian-women-a-confirmation-analysis
#8
Hayedeh Hoorsan, Hamid Alavi Majd, Shahla Chaichian, Abolfazl Mehdizadehkashi, Roza Hoorsan, Meisam Akhlaqghdoust, Yousef Moradi
BACKGROUND: Adverse pregnancy outcome are frequent in developing countries. Pregnancy outcomes are influenced by numerous factors. It seems that maternal anthropometric indices are among the most important factors in this era. The aim of this study was to determine any association between maternal anthropometric characteristics and adverse pregnancy outcomes in Iranian women and provide a predictive model by using factors affecting birth weight (BW) via the pathway analysis. METHODS: This study was performed in Alborz province between September 2014 and December 2016...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664552/importance-of-polymorphic-variants-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-gene-in-the-etiology-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Agnieszka Kaluba-Skotarczak, Justyna Magiełda, Anna Romała, Grażyna Kurzawińska, Magdalena Barlik, Krzysztof Drews, Marcin Ożarowski, Tomasz Łoziński, Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz
OBJECTIVES: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is one of the main global causes of increased perinatal mortality and fetal and neonatal morbidity. It remains a key challenge for modern perinatal medicine. Negative effects of IUGR are manifested not only in the perinatal period but also at the later stages of life. Proinflammatory cytokines and their polymorphisms are hypothesized to play an important role in IUGR pathomechanisms. The aim of the study was to determine the role of selected polymorphisms (-238G >A, -308G >A and -376G >A) of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in the etiology of intrauterine growth restriction...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664506/continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration-in-neonates-with-hyperammonemia-a-case-series
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Felipe Cavagnaro Santa María, Jorge Roque Espinosa, Pamela Guerra Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal hyperammonemia secondary due to inborn errors of metabolism is a rare condition with a high rate of neurological sequelae and mortality. Initial medical management is often insufficient to stop the progressive increase of ammonia, with the consequent deterioration of the patient. For this reason, depurative techniques have been implemented, including peritoneal dialysis, intermittent hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with continuous extracorporeal dialysis in severely ill neonates with hyperammonemia...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664500/nutritional-recovery-after-cardiac-surgery-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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I Oyarzún, C Claveria, G Larios, C Le Roy
INTRODUCTION: Malnutrition is common in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). Medical treatment and surgical interventions contribute improving the nutritional status of these children. OBJECTIVE: To describe nutritional recovery in children with CHD and associated factors after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Longitudinal study. 46 Children under 18 years old admitted for CHD surgery between April 2015 and April 2016 were recruited...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664053/labor-onset-oxytocin-use-and-epidural-anesthesia-for-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-section-and-associated-effects-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china-a-retrospective-study
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Shao-Wen Wu, He Dian, Wei-Yuan Zhang
Background: In the mainland of China, the trial of labor after cesarean section is still a relatively new technique. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of labor onset, oxytocin use, and epidural anesthesia on maternal and neonatal outcomes for vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) in a tertiary hospital in China. Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out on 212 VBAC cases between January 2015 and June 2017 in Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664051/predictive-value-of-cranial-ultrasound-for-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-very-preterm-infants-with-brain-injury
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Xue-Hua Zhang, Shi-Jun Qiu, Wen-Juan Chen, Xi-Rong Gao, Ya Li, Jing Cao, Jing-Jing Zhang
Background: Compared with full-term infants, very preterm infants are more vulnerable to injury and long-term disability and are at high risk of death. The predictive value of ultrasound and imaging on the neurodevelopment is one of the hot topics. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between cranial ultrasound (cUS) variables and neurodevelopmental outcomes of very preterm infants. Methods: Totally 129 very preterm infants (gestational age ≤28 weeks) in neonatal intensive care unit of Hunan Children's Hospital between January 2012 and November 2014 were included in this retrospective study...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664026/prenatal-screening-for-genetic-disorders-suggested-guidelines-for-the-indian-scenario
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REVIEW
Shubha R Phadke, Ratna D Puri, Prajnya Ranganath
Prenatal testing is the best strategy for reducing the burden of genetic disorders and congenital disabilities that cause significant postnatal functional impairment. Universal prenatal screening is advisable for common genetic disorders and congenital anomalies such as Down syndrome, beta-thalassaemia and neural tube defects. Several prenatal-screening tests are now available for Down syndrome, but knowledge about the appropriate timing of the test and the need for pre- and post-test counselling may not be updated among the primary care physicians...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663524/early-echocardiography-does-not-predict-subsequent-treatment-of-symptomatic-pda-in-extremely-preterm-infants
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Sujith S Pereira, Stephen T Kempley, Divyen K Shah, Joan K Morris, Ajay K Sinha
AIM: To determine whether early echocardiographic ductal parameters identified infants who subsequently received medical or surgical treatment of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). METHODS: Infants <29 weeks had PDA size in 2-D and colour, flow velocity and patterns obtained on day 1 and 3. Infants were followed up to identify those subsequently receiving treatment for symptomatic PDA by clinicians who were unaware of scan results. Receiver operator characteristics curves and logistic regression were performed...
April 16, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663517/continuous-glucose-monitoring-results-in-lower-hba-1c-in-malaysian-women-with-insulin-treated-gestational-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S S Paramasivam, K Chinna, A K K Singh, J Ratnasingam, L Ibrahim, L L Lim, A T B Tan, S P Chan, P C Tan, S Z Omar, R W Bilous, S R Vethakkan
AIMS: To determine if therapeutic, retrospective continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improves HbA1c with less hypoglycaemia in women with insulin-treated gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: This prospective, randomized controlled, open-label trial evaluated 50 women with insulin-treated GDM randomized to either retrospective CGM (6-day sensor) at 28, 32 and 36 weeks' gestation (Group 1, CGM, n = 25) or usual antenatal care without CGM (Group 2, control, n = 25)...
April 16, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662967/maternal-serum-uric-acid-level-and-maternal-and-neonatal-complications-in-preeclamptic-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maryam Asgharnia, Fariba Mirblouk, Soudabeh Kazemi, Davood Pourmarzi, Mina Mahdipour Keivani, Seyedeh Fatemeh Dalil Heirati
Background: Preeclampsia is associated with maternal and neonatal complications. It has been indicated that increased uric acid might have a predictive role on preeclampsia. Objective: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the level of uric acid with maternal and neonatal complications in women with preeclampsia. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 160 singleton preeclamptic women at more than 28 wk gestational age were included...
September 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662873/permissive-hypercapnia-results-in-decreased-functional-vessel-density-in-the-skin-of-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
#18
Alexandra Francoise Puchwein-Schwepcke, Kristina Schottmayer, Zuzana Mormanová, Jens Dreyhaupt, Orsolya Genzel-Boroviczeny, Ulrich H Thome
Background: Ventilator-induced lung injury with subsequent bronchopulmonary dysplasia remains an important issue in the care of extremely low-birth-weight infants. Permissive hypercapnia has been proposed to reduce lung injury. Hypercapnia changes cerebral perfusion, but its influence on the peripheral microcirculation is unknown. Methods: Data were collected from 12 infants, who were randomized to a permissive high PCO2 target group (HTG) or a control group (CG)...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662713/are-the-skin-scar-characteristics-and-closure-of-the-parietal-peritoneum-associated-with-pelvic-adhesions
#19
Numan Çim, Erkan Elçi, Gülhan Güneş Elçi, Necat Almalı, Recep Yıldızhan
Objective: To assess whether the abdominal scar characteristics and closure of the peritoneum were associated with pelvic adhesions. Materials and Methods: Patients who had undergone cesarean section between December 2015 and February 2016 were assessed prospectively in terms of age, gravida, body mass index, number of living children, number of cesarean sections, time passed since the last cesarean section, closure status of the peritoneum in the last cesarean section, presence of other diseases, smoking status, location of incision in the abdomen (medial, pfannenstiel) scar dimensions (length, width), scar status with respect to skin (hypertrophic, flat, depressive), scar color [color change/no color change (hyperpigmented/hypopigmented)], adhesion of bowel-omentum-uterus, omentum-anterior abdominal wall, uterus-anterior abdominal wall, uterus-bladder, bladder-anterior abdominal wall, fixed uterus, and uterus-omentum-anterior abdominal wall in abdominal exploration...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662712/do-syrian-refugees-have-increased-risk-for-worser-pregnancy-outcomes-results-of-a-tertiary-center-in-%C3%A4-stanbul
#20
Emre Sinan Güngör, Olcay Seval, Gülşah İlhan, Fatma Ferda Verit
Objective: To compare obstetric and perinatal outcomes of Syrian refugee pregnants and Turkish counterparts who gave birth at a tertiary center in İstanbul. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study including the birth records of 704 Syrian refugees and 744 Turkish pregnant women between January 2016 and May 2017 were analyzed. Demographic data, obstetric and neonatal outcomes were compared. The primary aims of this study were to evaluate the pregnancy outcomes and cesarean rates between the groups...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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