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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925622/relation-between-amniotic-fluid-infection-or-cytokine-levels-and-hearing-screen-failure-in-infants-at-32-wk-gestation-or-less
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Eun Young Jung, Byung Yoon Choi, Jihye Rhee, Jaehong Park, Soo-Hyun Cho, Kyo Hoon Park
BACKGROUND: To determine whether the presence of intra-amniotic infection and elevated proinflammatory cytokine levels in amniotic fluid (AF) are associated with failure in the newborn hearing screen (NHS) test in very preterm neonates. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 112 premature singleton neonates born to women with preterm labor or preterm premature rupture of membranes at ≤32 wk. AF obtained through amniocentesis was cultured, and interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 levels were determined...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915323/the-role-of-neonatal-nurses-in-the-prevention-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Geetanjli Kalyan, Sarah Moxon
The main risk factors for preterm babies developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) are poorly administered supplemental oxygen, infections, poor weight gain and transfusion of blood products, meaning ROP is sensitive to the quality of neonatal inpatient care provided, especially the nursing care. Nurses are the primary caregivers in neonatal units and play a critical role in preventing ROP related blindness. We discuss the role of the neonatal nurse in prevention of ROP based on a framework of five dimensions of care: specialist knowledge, clinical advocacy, leadership and mentorship, service management and counselling...
November 7, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908399/serum-copper-concentrations-in-hospitalized-newborns
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Ricardo González-Tarancón, Luisa Calvo-Ruata, Maite Aramendía, Carmen Ortega, Elena García-González, Luis Rello
BACKGROUND: Low serum Cu and ceruloplasmin (Cp) concentrations in newborns can be the first indication of a severe Cu deficient intake or, alternatively, of genetic diseases affecting Cu metabolism. However, Cu and Cp concentrations can also be influenced by other variables that render their quantitative results difficult to interpret. Therefore, it is necessary to identify these variables and stratify Cu and Cp concentrations according to these altering factors. METHODS: Serum Cu and Cp concentrations for 564 hospitalized newborns (0-12days of life) are stratified according to their age, prematurity (birth weight or gestational age), type of feeding and inflammatory state (assessed by the serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level) to identify potential correlations...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906083/neonatal-diffusion-tensor-brain-imaging-predicts-later-motor-outcome-in-preterm-neonates-with-white-matter-abnormalities
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Do-Yeon Kim, Hyun-Kyung Park, Nam-Su Kim, Se-Jin Hwang, Hyun Ju Lee
BACKGROUND: White matter (WM) abnormalities associated with prematurity are one of the most important causes of neurological disability that involves spastic motor deficits in preterm newborns. This study aimed to evaluate regional microstructural changes in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) associated with WM abnormalities. METHODS: We prospectively studied extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 g) preterm infants who were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Hanyang University Hospital between February 2011 and February 2014...
December 1, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901447/multivariate-analysis-of-thyrotropin-in-preterm-newborns-based-on-adequacy-of-weight-for-gestational-age
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Vicente María Bosch-Giménez, Antonio Palazón-Bru, Álvaro Blasco-Barbero, Mercedes Juste-Ruiz, María Mercedes Rizo-Baeza, Ernesto Cortés-Castell
BACKGROUND: Different and conflicting data have been published concerning thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels among small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) newborns. The hypothesis of our study was that SGA preterm infants have higher TSH levels than those who are not underweight. METHODS: This cross-sectional study analysed the TSH levels of all preterm newborns with a negative congenital hypothyroidism screening result (TSH<7...
November 30, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896150/early-reoperations-after-primary-repair-of-jejunoileal-atresia-in-newborns
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Fanny Yeung, Yuk Him Tam, Yuen Shan Wong, Siu Yan Tsui, Hei Yi Wong, Kristine Kit Yi Pang, Christopher H Houben, Jennifer Wai Cheung Mou, Kin Wai Chan, Kim Hung Lee
Aim: To review nine-year experience in managing jejuno-ileal atresia (JIA) by primary resection and anastomosis and identify factors associated with reoperations. Methods: From April 2006 to May 2015, all consecutive neonates who underwent bowel resection and primary anastomosis for JIA were analyzed retrospectively. Patients with temporary enterostomy were excluded. Patient demographics, types of atresia, surgical techniques, need for reoperations, and long-term outcomes were investigated. Results: A total of forty-three neonates were included, in which nineteen (44...
October 2016: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894346/a-retrospective-review-of-birth-outcomes-at-the-mother-and-child-health-hospital-in-lao-people-s-democratic-republic-2004-2013
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Sonja J Olsen, Phommady Vetsaphong, Phouvanh Vonglokham, Sara Mirza, Viengphone Khanthamaly, Touy Chanthalangsy, Seth Chittanavanh, Bounkong Syhavong, Ann Moen, Joseph Bresee, Andrew Corwin, Anonh Xeuatvongsa
BACKGROUND: The Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is a lower-middle income country making steady progress improving maternal and child health outcomes. We sought to ascertain if there have been improvements in three specific birth outcomes (low birth weight, preterm birth and small for gestational age) over the last decade. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed birth records between 2004 and 2013 at the Mother and Child Health (MCH) hospital in Vientiane...
November 28, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889684/human-milk-oligosaccharide-effects-on-intestinal-function-and-inflammation-after-preterm-birth-in-pigs
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Stine O Rasmussen, Lena Martin, Mette V Østergaard, Silvia Rudloff, Michael Roggenbuck, Duc Ninh Nguyen, Per T Sangild, Stine B Bering
: Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) may mediate prebiotic and anti-inflammatory effects in newborns. This is particularly important for preterm infants who are highly susceptible to intestinal dysfunction and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). We hypothesized that HMO supplementation of infant formula (IF) improves intestinal function, bacterial colonization and NEC resistance immediately after preterm birth, as tested in a preterm pig model. Mixtures of HMOs were investigated in intestinal epithelial cells and in preterm pigs (n=112) fed IF supplemented without (CON) or with a mixture of four HMOs (4-HMO) or >25 HMOs (25-HMO, 5-10 g/L given for 5 or 11 days)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888930/thermoregulation-in-premature-infants-a-mathematical-model
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Carina Barbosa Pereira, Konrad Heimann, Michael Czaplik, Vladimir Blazek, Boudewijn Venema, Steffen Leonhardt
PURPOSE: In 2010, approximately 14.9 million babies (11.1%) were born preterm. Because preterm infants suffer from an immature thermoregulatory system they have difficulty maintaining their core body temperature at a constant level. Therefore, it is essential to maintain their temperature at, ideally, around 37°C. For this, mathematical models can provide detailed insight into heat transfer processes and body-environment interactions for clinical applications. METHODS: A new multi-node mathematical model of the thermoregulatory system of newborn infants is presented...
December 2016: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884010/less-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-term-newborns-than-in-adults
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Patrick Lipp, Johanna Ruhnau, Anja Lange, Antje Vogelgesang, Alexander Dressel, Matthias Heckmann
BACKGROUND: Newborns are prone to infections, which are independent predictors of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are structures composed of chromatin and antimicrobial molecules that capture and kill pathogens. NETs may play an important role in the innate immune system and, thus, might be associated with impaired neonatal immune function. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare NET formation between term neonates and healthy adults...
November 25, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883318/maternal-lipids-may-predict-fetal-growth-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-pregnancies
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Brankica Krstevska, Sasha Misevska Jovanovska, Slagjana Simeonova Krstevska, Valentina Velkoska Nakova, Vladimir Serafimoski
AIM: During diabetic pregnancy, complex metabolic changes occur in the lipid profile. The aim of the study was to determine the predictive values of maternal serum lipid levels on large-for-gestational age newborns during the third trimester in pregnancies of women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data of forty three pregnancies of women with DM2 and two hundred women with GDM were analyzed. The analysis encompassed the following parameters: age, body mass index (BMI), lipid parameters, HbA1c in first, second and third trimester of pregnancy, preeclampsia and baby birth weight...
November 1, 2016: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871318/reference-curves-of-birth-weight-length-and-head-circumference-for-gestational-ages-in-yogyakarta-indonesia
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Ekawaty L Haksari, Harrie N Lafeber, Mohammad Hakimi, Endy P Pawirohartono, Lennarth Nyström
BACKGROUND: The birth weight reference curve to estimate the newborns at risk in need of assessment and monitoring has been established. The previous reference curves from Indonesia, approximately 8 years ago, were based on the data collected from teaching hospitals only with limited gestational ages. The aims of the study were to update the reference curves for birth weight, supine length and head circumference for Indonesia, and to compare birth weight curves of boys and girls, first child and later children, and the ones in the previous studies...
November 21, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847193/extremely-low-gestational-age-and-very-low-birthweight-for-gestational-age-are-risk-factors-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-a-large-cohort-study-of-10-year-old-children-born-at-23-27-weeks-gestation
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Robert M Joseph, Steven J Korzeniewski, Elizabeth N Allred, T Michael O'Shea, Tim Heeren, Jean A Frazier, Janice Ware, Deborah Hirtz, Alan Leviton, Karl Kuban
BACKGROUND: No prospective cohort study of high-risk children has used rigorous exposure assessment and optimal diagnostic procedures to examine the perinatal antecedents of autism spectrum disorder separately among those with and without cognitive impairment. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify perinatal factors associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorder with and without intellectual disability (intelligence quotient <70) in children born extremely preterm...
November 12, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844490/analysis-of-amino-acids-and-acyl-carnitine-profiles-in-low-birth-weight-preterm-and-small-for-gestational-age-neonates
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Qian Liu, Jing Wu, Wen Shen, Ran Wei, Jianhui Jiang, Jinqun Liang, Min Chen, Mei Zhong, Aihua Yin
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the amino acids(AA) and acyl carnitine(AC) profiles in dry blood spot (DBS) specimens of low birth weight, preterm birth, and small for gestational age, and to compare the concentrations difference of AA and AC with those without above. METHODS: This is a retrospectively study. Eight thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine uncomplicated pregnant newborns were enrolled into the study. DBS were collected on the third day of life, and detect concentrations of eleven types of AA, free carnitine and thirty types of AC by using High-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS)...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844483/golden-60%C3%A2-minutes-of-newborn-s-life-part-1-preterm-neonate
#15
Deepak Sharma
"Golden 60 minutes "or "Golden Hour" is defined as the first hour of the newborn after birth. This hour includes resuscitation care, transport to nursery from place of birth and course in nursery. The concept of "Golden hour" includes evidence based interventions that are done in the first 60 min of postnatal life for the better long term outcome of the preterm newborn especially extreme premature, extreme low birth weight and very low birth weight. The evidence shows that the concept of "Golden 60 minutes" leads to reduction in neonatal complications like hypothermia, hypoglycemia, intraventricular hemorrhage, chronic lung disease and retinopathy of prematurity...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843177/structural-cardiac-lesions-in-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn
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Shankar Narayan, R Ananthakrishnan, Gurpreet Kaur
BACKGROUND: Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is considered a benign disorder. Given its self-limiting nature, few studies have looked for associated pathology. This study explores the association of TTN with structural cardiac lesions. METHODS: Over a six-month period, all inborn term and late preterm neonates with TTN (without predisposing factors) underwent 2D echocardiography within the first ten days of life, after tachypnea had subsided. Equal number of neonates born during the same period, matched for birth weight, gestational age, sex, and mode of delivery but without tachypnea, also underwent echocardiography before ten days of life...
October 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836286/acylcarnitine-profiles-reflect-metabolic-vulnerability-for-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-newborns-born-premature
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Karl G Sylvester, Zachary J Kastenberg, R Larry Moss, Gregory M Enns, Tina M Cowan, Gary M Shaw, David K Stevenson, Tiffany J Sinclair, Curt Scharfe, Kelli K Ryckman, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between newborn acylcarnitine profiles and the subsequent development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) with the use of routinely collected newborn screening data in infants born preterm. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with the use of discharge records for infants born preterm admitted to neonatal intensive care units in California from 2005 to 2009 who had linked state newborn screening results. A model-development cohort of 94 110 preterm births from 2005 to 2008 was used to develop a risk-stratification model that was then applied to a validation cohort of 22 992 births from 2009...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836092/predictors-of-mortality-of-low-birth-weight-newborns-during-the-neonatal-period-a-cohort-study-in-two-health-districts-of-burkina-faso
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Abou Coulibaly, Adama Baguiya, Tieba Millogo, Ivlabèhiré Bertrand Meda, Fla Koueta, Seni Kouanda
OBJECTIVE: To determine the neonatal mortality rate among low birth weight infants, and identify the predictors of mortality during the neonatal period in two health districts in Burkina Faso. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of live born babies delivered in health centers that weighed less than 2500 g. Their survival status at the end of the neonatal period was measured and analyzed using multivariate analysis in a Cox proportional hazards model. RESULTS: The study included 341 newborns (146 newborns from Kaya health district and 195 from Dori health district)...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835691/surfactant-protein-a-and-b-gene-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-late-preterm-neonates
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Maria-Eleni I Tsitoura, Eleana F Stavrou, Ioannis A Maraziotis, Kosmas Sarafidis, Aglaia Athanassiadou, Gabriel Dimitriou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Newborns delivered late-preterm (between 340/7 and 366/7 weeks of gestation) are at increased risk of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Polymorphisms within the surfactant protein (SP) A and B gene have been shown to predispose to RDS in preterm neonates. The aim of this study was to investigate whether specific SP-A and/or SP-B genetic variants are also associated with RDS in infants born late-preterm. METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study included 56 late-preterm infants with and 60 without RDS...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824942/identifying-maternal-constraints-on-fetal-growth-and-subsequent-perinatal-outcomes-using-a-multiple-embryo-implantation-model
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Nigel Pereira, Tyler Cozzubbo, Stephanie Cheung, Zev Rosenwaks, Gianpiero D Palermo, Queenie V Neri
INTRODUCTION: Although the majority of singleton births after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are uncomplicated, studies have suggested that IVF pregnancies may be independently associated with low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and perinatal mortality. These outcomes complicate multiple gestations as expected, but have also been reported in singletons. A multiple embryo implantation model allows for assessment of the early in utero environment, and therefore, assessment of any maternal constraints on developing fetuses...
2016: PloS One
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