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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149032/optimal-line-and-tube-placement-in-very-preterm-neonates-an-audit-of-practice
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Daragh Finn, Hannah Kinoshita, Vicki Livingstone, Eugene M Dempsey
BACKGROUND: Placement of endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and umbilical catheters (UCs) is essential in very preterm infant care. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of an educational initiative to optimize correct placement of ETTs and UCs in very preterm infants. METHODS: A pre-post study design, evaluating optimal radiological position of ETTs and UCs in the first 72 h of life in infants <32 weeks gestational age (GA) was performed. Baseline data was obtained from a preceding 34-month period...
November 17, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144978/attendance-at-prenatal-care-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-china-a-follow-up-study-based-on-maternal-and-newborn-s-health-monitoring-system
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Aiqun Huang, Keye Wu, Wei Zhao, Huanqing Hu, Qi Yang, Dafang Chen
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the independent association between attendance at prenatal care and adverse birth outcomes in China, measured either as the occurrence of preterm birth or low birth weight. DESIGN: a follow-up study. SETTING: the data was collected from maternal and newborn's health monitoring system at 6 provinces in China. PARTICIPANTS: all pregnant women registered in the system at their first prenatal care visit...
November 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141590/health-nutrition-and-development-of-children-born-preterm-and-low-birth-weight-in-rural-rwanda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catherine M Kirk, Jean Claude Uwamungu, Kim Wilson, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Neo Tapela, Peter Niyigena, Christian Rusangwa, Merab Nyishime, Evrard Nahimana, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Christine Mutaganzwa, Eric Ngabireyimana, Francis Mutabazi, Hema Magge
BACKGROUND: As care for preterm and low birth weight (LBW) infants improves in resource-limited settings, more infants are surviving the neonatal period. Preterm and (LBW) infants are at high-risk of nutritional and medical comorbidities, yet little is known about their developmental outcomes in low-income countries. This study evaluated the health, nutritional, and developmental status of preterm/LBW children at ages 1-3 years in Rwanda. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of preterm/LBW infants discharged between October 2011 and October 2013 from a hospital neonatal unit in rural Rwanda...
November 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135357/short-term-refractive-effects-of-propranolol-hydrochloride-prophylaxis-on-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-very-preterm-newborns
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Levent Korkmaz, Cagatay Karaca, Mustafa Ali Akin, Osman Bastug, Mustafa Sahiner, Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk, Selim Kurtoglu
PURPOSE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the major problems of surviving premature infants with several ophthalmic morbidities such as increased risk of refractive errors, strabismus, and cortical visual impairment. Use of propranolol hydrochloride (PH) for the prevention of ROP is a new promising treatment modality. However, long-term effects are still to be defined. In our study, we aimed to investigate the short-term refractive effects of PH used for ROP prophylaxis in very preterm newborns...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132242/relationship-between-thyroid-hormone-levels-and-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn-in-late-preterm-early-term-and-term-infants
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Sinan Kayıran, Seçil Erçin, Petek Kayıran, Tugba Gursoy, Berkan Gurakan
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the association between thyroid hormone levels and transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) among late-preterm, early-term, and term infants admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the current retrospective study, neonates admitted to the NICU due to TTN were assigned to the TTN group (n = 404). Healthy neonates who were followed up in the well-baby nursery comprised the control group (n = 7335)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121495/energy-expenditure-growth-and-nutritional-therapy-in-appropriate-and-small-for-gestational-age-preterm-infants
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Andrea Dunshee de Abranches, Fernanda Valente Mendes Soares, Letícia Duarte Villela, Maria Dalva Barbosa Barker Méio, Olivia Araújo Zin, Saint-Clair Gomes Junior, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the resting energy expenditure, growth, and quantity of energy and macronutrients intake in a group of preterm newborns. METHODS: The cohort study was performed with appropriate and small for gestational age preterm infants (birth weight lower than 1500g or gestational age<32 weeks). Resting energy expenditure was measured using indirect calorimetry on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th days of life, and at discharge. Length, head circumference and body weight were assessed weekly...
November 6, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117948/mortality-in-infants-affected-by-preterm-birth-and-severe-small-for-gestational-age-birth-weight
#7
Joel G Ray, Alison L Park, Deshayne B Fell
BACKGROUND: Few researchers have evaluated neonatal mortality in the combined presence of preterm birth (PTB) and small-for-gestational age (SGA) birth weight. None differentiated between infants with and without anomalies, considered births starting at 23 weeks' gestation, or defined SGA at a more pathologic cutpoint less than the fifth percentile. METHODS: We completed a population-based cohort study within the province of Ontario, Canada, from 2002 to 2015. Included were 1 676 110 singleton hospital live births of 23 to 42 weeks' gestation...
November 8, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107602/maternal-ophthalmic-artery-doppler-ultrasonography-in-preeclampsia-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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Maria Teresa Pedrazzi Chaves, Sérgio Martins-Costa, Maria Lúcia da Rocha Oppermann, Ricardo Palma Dias, Valentino Magno, Julio Alejandro Peña, José Geraldo Lopes Ramos
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of ophthalmic artery (OA) Doppler measure - the ratio of velocity peaks (PR) - to adverse pregnancy outcomes in preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN AND MAIN OUTCOMES: Prospective cohort study of 56 women with preeclampsia that underwent Doppler measurements of OA flow, medial to optic nerve. PR results were classified as normal (PR < 0.78), abnormal (PR 0.78-0.98), or highly abnormal (PR ≥ 0.99). Attending clinicians were blinded to OA Doppler results...
October 19, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103237/inflammatory-response-in-preterm-newborns-born-after-prolonged-premature-rupture-of-membranes-is-there-a-correlation-with-placental-histological-findings
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Neri Katz, Letizia Schreiber, Anat Oron, Sarel Halachmi, David Kohelet
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates in the United States. Early recognition of sepsis in this population is a challenging task since overt clinical signs can be difficult to determine. C-reactive protein (CRP), one of the most frequently non-specific used laboratory test, can indirectly aid the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between histological findings in the placenta of preterm newborns born after prolonged rupture of membranes, CRP levels, and blood cultures...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095006/-influence-of-physical-exercise-during-pregnancy-on-newborn-weight-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Raquel Rodríguez-Blanque, Juan Carlos Sánchez-García, Antonio Manuel Sánchez-López, Norma Mur-Villar, Rafael Fernández-Castillo, María José Aguilar Cordero
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have proved that physical activity of the pregnant woman brings benefits not only for the mother but also for the fetus, given that it decreases the number of macrosomic newborns and their negative consequences in both of them. OBJECTIVE: To analyze in pregnant women the influence of a moderate physical activity program in the aquatic environment on the weight of the newborn. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomized clinical trial with 140 healthy pregnant women, aged between 21 and 43 years, divided into two groups, study (GE, n = 70) and control (GC, n = 70)...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082903/invasive-candidiasis-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-lagos-nigeria
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Beatrice Nkolika Ezenwa, Rita Okeoghene Oladele, Patricia Eyanya Akintan, Iretiola Bamikeolu Fajolu, Phillip Olayiwola Oshun, Oyinlola Omoniyi Oduyebo, Veronica Chinyere Ezeaka
BACKGROUND: Invasive candidiasis has been identified globally as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Systemic candidiasis presents like bacterial sepsis and can involve multiple organs. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of Candida infection in a NICU at a tertiary hospital in Nigeria and to identify its associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a retrospective descriptive study of all cases of culture-proven invasive Candida infection (ICI) in neonates admitted to the NICU over a 4-year period...
July 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072928/donor-milk-utilization-for-healthy-infants-experience-at-a-single-academic-center
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Sarbattama Sen, Charis Benjamin, Jennifer Riley, Abigail Heleba, Kaitlin Drouin, Katherine Gregory, Mandy Brown Belfort
BACKGROUND: Banked donor milk (BDM) has historically been used as an alternative to formula for preterm infants. Recently, BDM has been endorsed by two national organizations for use in healthy infants. We sought to quantify utilization trends and characteristics of mothers and their healthy newborns who received BDM during their postpartum stay between 2013 and 2016 at a single academic medical center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this observational study, we used a clinical log to identify all infants who received BDM in the well-baby nursery between July 2013 and June 2016...
October 26, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062402/the-outcomes-of-pregnancy-and-childbirth-in-adolescents-in-slovenia
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Simona Korenčan, Bojana Pinter, Mojca Grebenc, Ivan Verdenik
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to determine the course and outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth in adolescents compared to women aged 20-24 years in Slovenia. METHODS: In the retrospective study, the course of pregnancy and labour and the perinatal outcome of newborns in primiparous adolescents aged ≤19 years (study group) have been compared to the control group of primiparous women aged 20-24 years. The study group was further divided into a study subgroup of adolescents aged ≤17 years...
October 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058384/nitric-oxide-for-the-treatment-of-preterm-infants-with-severe-rds-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Carlo Dani, Iuri Corsini, Jessica Cangemi, Venturella Vangi, Simone Pratesi
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) cannot be recommended for the routine treatment of respiratory failure in premature neonates, but it has been suggested that the effectiveness of iNO therapy should be further studied in more select preterm infants, such as those with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of PPHN in very preterm infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), to assess the effectiveness of iNO in these patients, and to individuate possible predictive factors for the response to iNO in preterm infants with RDS...
November 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050488/association-between-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-ductus-arteriosus-patency-in-preterm-newborns
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M T Temel, M E Coskun, S Akbayram, A T Demiryürek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the influence of neutrophil to lymphocyte (N/L) ratio and platelet indices on patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants. BACKGROUND: PDA is a common problem with potentially serious associated morbidities in preterm neonates. METHODS: Premature infants with hemodynamically significant PDA (n = 47) and a control group without PDA (n = 50) who were hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit were retrospectively evaluated...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050031/reading-first-coordinates-from-the%C3%A2-nephrogenic-zone-in-human-fetal%C3%A2-kidney
#16
Will W Minuth
While substantial information is available on organ anlage and the primary formation of nephrons, molecular mechanisms acting during the late development of the human kidney have received an astonishing lack of attention. In healthy newborn babies, nephrogenesis takes place unnoticed until birth. Upon delivery, morphogenetic activity in the nephrogenic zone decreases, and the stem cell niches aligned beyond the organ capsule vanish by an unknown signal. However, this signal also plays a key role in preterm and low birth weight babies...
October 19, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049359/analysis-of-pd-1-expression-in-the-monocyte-subsets-from-non-septic-and-septic-preterm-neonates
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Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Wojciech Durlak, Andrzej Grudzień, Agnieszka Krzeczkowska, Nina Mól, Marta Pilch, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor system represents a part of recently reported immunoregulatory pathway. PD-1 is an immune checkpoint molecule, which plays an important role in downregulating the immune system proinflammatory activity. Until recently, PD-1 expression was not established on immune cells of the preterm infants. The study objectives were to confirm expression of the PD-1 receptors on the monocytes isolated from very low birth weight newborns (VLBW), and to analyze their expression during the first week of life and late-onset sepsis...
2017: PloS One
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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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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/29044351/surgical-management-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-an-incredibly-low-birth-weight-infant-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
A Zangari, C Noviello, S Nobile, G Cobellis, C Gulia, R Piergentili, S Gigli, V Carnielli
Survival of preterm infants have dramatically improved over the last decades. Nonetheless, infants born preterm remain vulnerable to many complications, including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The severity of the disease and the mortality rate are directly correlated with decreasing gestational age and birth weight. Despite surgical treatment mortality rate remains very high in extremely premature infants, especially in newborns at the lowest limit of viability. Survival of infants of birth weight (BW) below 750 g has been increasingly reported in recent years, however the overall mortality in extremely low "BW" infants (ELBW) requiring surgery for NEC has not decreased over the past years...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042061/analysis-of-selected-aspects-of-inflammasome-function-in-the-monocytes-from-neonates-born-extremely-and-very-prematurely
#20
Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Nina Mól, Ola Czyz, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
BACKGROUND: Inflammasomes regulate activation of caspase-1, which cleaves and activates interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18, the cytokines that trigger pro-inflammatory and antimicrobial responses. There is very little known about inflammasome function in the subsets of monocytes (MO) isolated from preterm neonates born extremely and very prematurely. METHODS: A group of 76 very low birth weight patients without early-onset sepsis was divided into extremely preterm (<28 gestational week) or very preterm (28-32 gestational week) neonates...
October 5, 2017: Immunobiology
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