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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036471/immunization-completion-in-infants-born-at-low-birth-weight
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Matt Nestander, Jay Dintaman, Apryl Susi, Gregory Gorman, Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman
Background: Low birth weight (LBW) has been associated with underimmunization. We sought to understand the effect of LBW on immunization completion after controlling for previously hypothesized mediators, including prematurity, neonatal illness, well-child care, non-well-child visits, and provider consistency. Methods: We formed a retrospective cohort of infants born between 2008 and 2011 with ≥2 years of military healthcare follow-up. International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes were used to identify LBW, preterm birth, neonatal illnesses, well-child visits, non-well-child visits, provider consistency, and parental rank in the inpatient and outpatient records...
September 23, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036213/the-value-of-real-time-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-premature-infants-of-diabetic-mothers
#2
Hean-Pat Saw, Nai-Wei Yao, Cheng-Di Chiu, Jia-Yuh Chen
To determine the feasibility of using a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system (RTGMS) in intensive care units, our study focus on preterm infants with diabetic mothers owing to their high risk of blood sugar abnormalities. Thirty preterm babies (M = 15 and F = 15; ≤ 36 week gestation age) were studied from within 72 hours of delivery. These babies were admitted to the newborn intensive care and were further categorized into groups based on whether their mothers with or without diabetic mellitus. Blood sugar levels were monitored by both RTGMS and the traditional intermittent arterial line (A-Line) glucose method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036193/gestational-age-related-patterns-of-amot-methylation-are-revealed-in-preterm-infant-endothelial-progenitors
#3
Giovanna Vinci, Christophe Buffat, Stéphanie Simoncini, Farid Boubred, Isabelle Ligi, Florent Dumont, Bernard Le Bonniec, Thierry Fournier, Daniel Vaiman, Françoise Dignat-George, Umberto Simeoni
OBJECTIVE: Preterm birth is associated with altered angiogenesis and with increased risk of cardiovascular dysfunction and hypertension at adulthood. We previously demonstrated that in preterm newborns circulating cord blood endothelial progenitor cells (ECFC), responsible for angio/vasculogenesis, are reduced in number and display altered angiogenic properties. Altered angiogenic function was associated with a decreased expression of pro-angiogenic genes, among which the AMOT gene which is a strong positive regulator of angiogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036009/exchangeable-zinc-pool-size-at-birth-in-pakistani-sga-and-aga-infants-do-not-differ-but-are-lower-than-in-us-infants
#4
Shabina Ariff, Nancy F Krebs, Jamie E Westcott, K Michael Hambidge, Leland V Miller, Arjumand Rizvi, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
OBJECTIVES: Small for gestational age (SGA) infants are more susceptible to infectious morbidity and growth faltering compared to their appropriate for gestational age (AGA) counterparts. Zinc supplementation of SGA infants may be beneficial but the underlying susceptibility to zinc deficiency of SGA infants has not been examined. METHODS: In a community-based, observational, longitudinal study in a peri-urban settlement of Karachi, Pakistan, we compared the size of the exchangeable zinc pools (EZP) in term SGA and AGA infants at birth and at 6 months of age, hypothesizing that the EZP would be lower in the SGA group...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035962/effectiveness-of-interstage-home-monitoring-on-healthcare-outcomes-in-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-systematic-review-protocol
#5
Chelsey Andries, Michelle Palokas
What is the effectiveness of home monitoring on interstage survival rates, weight gain, hospital admissions and cost savings in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome?
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035959/single-room-versus-open-bay-design-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-for-improvement-in-infant-outcomes-a-systematic-review-protocol
#6
Timothy Disher, Justine Dol, Brianna Richardson, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
The objective of this review is to identify the impact of single room neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) design on infant outcomes compared to alternative design.The specific question is: what is the impact of single room design on outcomes of infants cared for in intensive care units compared to those in alternative designs?
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035757/pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Christine B Bui, Merrin A Pang, Arvind Sehgal, Christiane Theda, Jason C Lao, Philip J Berger, Marcel F Nold, Claudia A Nold-Petry
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and BPD-associated pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH) are chronic inflammatory cardiopulmonary diseases with devastating short- and long-term consequences for infants born prematurely. The immature lungs of preterm infants are ill-prepared to achieve sufficient gas exchange, thus usually necessitating immediate commencement of respiratory support and oxygen supplementation. These therapies are life-saving, but they exacerbate the tissue damage that is inevitably inflicted on a preterm lung forced to perform gas exchange...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035425/inhaled-versus-systemic-corticosteroids-for-the-treatment-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-ventilated-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Sachin S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a review published in 2012. A related review "Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in ventilated very low birth weight preterm neonates" has been updated as well. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a serious and common problem among very low birth weight infants, despite the use of antenatal steroids and postnatal surfactant therapy to decrease the incidence and severity of respiratory distress syndrome. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, corticosteroids have been widely used to treat or prevent BPD...
October 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035357/continuous-wave-infrared-optical-gain-and-amplified-spontaneous-emission-at-ultralow-threshold-by-colloidal-hgte-quantum-dots
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Pieter Geiregat, Arjan J Houtepen, Laxmi Kishore Sagar, Ivan Infante, Felipe Zapata, Valeriia Grigel, Guy Allan, Christophe Delerue, Dries Van Thourhout, Zeger Hens
Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) raise more and more interest as solution-processable and tunable optical gain materials. However, especially for infrared active QDs, optical gain remains inefficient. Since stimulated emission involves multifold degenerate band-edge states, population inversion can be attained only at high pump power and must compete with efficient multi-exciton recombination. Here, we show that mercury telluride (HgTe) QDs exhibit size-tunable stimulated emission throughout the near-infrared telecom window at thresholds unmatched by any QD studied before...
October 9, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035331/nutritional-needs-and-support-for-children-with-chronic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Christine H Yang, Brandon J Perumpail, Eric R Yoo, Aijaz Ahmed, John A Kerner
Malnutrition has become a dangerously common problem in children with chronic liver disease, negatively impacting neurocognitive development and growth. Furthermore, many children with chronic liver disease will eventually require liver transplantation. Thus, this association between malnourishment and chronic liver disease in children becomes increasingly alarming as malnutrition is a predictor of poorer outcomes in liver transplantation and is often associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Malnutrition requires aggressive and appropriate management to correct nutritional deficiencies...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035309/serum-magnesium-levels-in-preterm-infants-are-higher-than-adult-levels-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jacques Rigo, Catherine Pieltain, Viola Christmann, Francesco Bonsante, Sissel J Moltu, Silvia Iacobelli, Stéphane Marret
Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral in the body, impacting the synthesis of biomacromolecules, bone matrix development, energy production, as well as heart, nerve, and muscle function. Although the importance of Mg is evident, reference values for serum Mg (sMg) in pediatric patients (more specifically, in neonates) are not well established. This systematic literature review and meta-analysis (using 47 eligible studies) aims to quantify normal and tolerable ranges of sMg concentrations during the neonatal period and to highlight the factors influencing Mg levels and the importance of regulating sMg levels during pregnancy and birth...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035302/oligoarticular-hemarthroses-and-osteomyelitis-complicating-pasteurella-meningitis-in-an-infant
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Charles Nathan Nessle, Allison K Black, Justin Farge, Victoria A Statler
A 5-month-old previously healthy female presented with a one-week history of fever and increased fussiness. Her presentation revealed an ill-appearing infant with an exam and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies concerning bacterial meningitis; CSF cultures grew Pasteurella multocida. Additionally, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated cervical osteomyelitis. Despite multiple days of antibiotic therapy, she remained febrile with continued pain; MRI showed oligoarticular effusions, and aspiration of these joints yielded bloody aspirates...
October 16, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035107/maternal-social-disadvantage-and-newborn-telomere-length-in-archived-dried-blood-spots-from-the-michigan-neonatal-biobank
#13
Belinda L Needham, Margaret T Hicken, Ishtar O Govia, Colter Mitchell, Cleopatra M Abdou
Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Short telomere length is associated with morbidity and mortality among adults and may mark the biological impact of social experiences. Using archived dried blood spots from the Michigan Neonatal Biobank, this study examined markers of maternal social disadvantage (educational attainment, receipt of public assistance, marital status, and race/ethnicity) from linked birth certificates as predictors of telomere length at birth in a sample of 192 singleton neonates born to non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Latina mothers aged 20-35 years...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035013/prebiotics-for-the-prevention-of-allergies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Carlos Cuello-Garcia, Alessandro Fiocchi, Ruby Pawankar, Juan José Yepes-Nuñez, Gian Paolo Morgano, Yuan Zhang, Arnav Agarwal, Shreyas Gandhi, Luigi Terracciano, Holger J Schünemann, Jan L Brozek
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of allergic diseases in infants is approximately 10% reaching 20 to 30% in those with an allergic first-degree relative. Prebiotics are selectively fermented food ingredients that allow specific changes in composition/activity of the gastrointestinal microflora. They modulate immune responses and their supplementation has been proposed as an intervention to prevent allergies. OBJECTIVE: To assess in pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and infants (populations) the effect of supplementing prebiotics (intervention) versus no prebiotics (comparison) on the development of allergic diseases and to inform the World Allergy Organization guidelines...
October 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034979/the-role-of-intragroup-agonism-in-parent-offspring-relationships-and-natal-dispersal-in-monogamous-owl-monkeys-aotus-azarae-of-argentina
#15
Margaret K Corley, Siyang Xia, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque
Agonistic behaviors are common in many group-living taxa and may serve a variety of functions, ranging from regulating conflicts over reproduction to defending food resources. However, high rates of agonism are not expected to occur among close relatives or individuals in established mating relationships, which are characteristics of monogamous groups. To contribute to our understanding of agonism within socially monogamous groups, we collected behavioral and demographic data from Azara's owl monkeys (Aotus azarae) in the Gran Chaco of Argentina over 14 years...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034936/synergistic-antiviral-effect-of-curcumin-functionalized-graphene-oxide-against-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
#16
Xiao Xi Yang, Chun Mei Li, Yuan Fang Li, Jian Wang, Cheng Zhi Huang
The diseases attributable to viruses remain a global burden. The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is considered as the major viral pathogen of the lower respiratory tract of infants, has been implicated in severe lung disease. In this contribution, we developed a β-cyclodextrin (CD) functionalized graphene oxide (GO) composite, which displayed excellent antiviral activity and could load curcumin efficiently. RSV, a negative-sense single-stranded enveloped RNA virus, was employed as a model virus to investigate the antiviral activity of multifunctional GO...
October 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034761/knowledge-and-attitude-of-mothers-regarding-infant-hearing-loss-in-changsha-hunan-province-china
#17
Xiaoli Wang, Dan Wu, Yali Zhao, Danhui Li, Dinghua He
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge and attitude among mothers of newborns regarding infant hearing loss (HL) in Changsha, Hunan province, China. DESIGN: A questionnaire including 18 items was given to mothers. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 115 mothers participated in the study. RESULTS: Seven risk factors for hearing loss were identified correctly by above 60% of respondents and the top three were prolonged noise (88...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034612/variability-index-of-tacrolimus-serum-levels-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-younger-than-12%C3%A2-years-non-adherence-or-risk-of-non-adherence
#18
Janete Teresinha Pires de Oliveira, Carlos Oscar Kieling, Anaís Back da Silva, Joel Stefani, Maria Carolina Witkowski, Camila Ribas Smidt, Carolina R Mariano da Rocha, Vania Naomi Hirakata, Maria da Graça Grossini, Maria Lúcia Zanotelli, Sandra Maria Gonçalves Vieira
MLVI has been used to assess adherence. To determine the MLVI in children <12 years of age at transplantation and to identify demographic correlates and consequences for the graft. This is a retrospective study of 50 outpatients (4.0 ± 3.5 years), at least 13-month post-liver transplantation. The outcomes evaluated were MLVI, ALT > 60 IU/L, ACR, death, and graft loss. We analyzed demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, indication for transplantation, and type of donor. Student's t test and the chi-square test were used...
October 15, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034545/a-pilot-intervention-to-reduce-postpartum-weight-retention-and-central-adiposity-in-first-time-mothers-results-from-the-mums-online-online-lifestyle-nutrition-exercise-study
#19
P van der Pligt, K Ball, K D Hesketh, M Teychenne, D Crawford, P J Morgan, C E Collins, K J Campbell
BACKGROUND: Postpartum weight retention (PPWR) increases the risk for obesity and complications during subsequent pregnancies. Few interventions have been successful in limiting PPWR in mothers. The present study assessed the effectiveness of the mums OnLiNE (Online, Lifestyle, Nutrition & Exercise) intervention with respect to reducing PPWR and improving diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. METHODS: A subsample of first-time mothers enrolled in the Extended Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT Extend) completed the nonrandomised mums OnLiNE intervention...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034507/screening-for-sturge-weber-syndrome-a-state-of-the-art-review
#20
REVIEW
Michaela Zallmann, Richard J Leventer, Mark T Mackay, Michael Ditchfield, Philip S Bekhor, John C Su
Infants with a high-risk distribution of port-wine stains are commonly screened for Sturge-Weber syndrome using brain magnetic resonance imaging. There is no consensus about which port-wine stain phenotypes to screen, optimal timing, screening sensitivity, or whether presymptomatic diagnosis improves neurodevelopmental outcomes. This state-of-the-art review examines the evidence in favor of screening for Sturge-Weber syndrome, based on its effect on neurodevelopmental outcomes, against the risks and limitations of screening magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
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