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Christine Silwedel, Christian P Speer, Axel Haarmann, Markus Fehrholz, Heike Claus, Mathias Buttmann, Kirsten Glaser
BACKGROUND: Atypical chemokine receptor 3 (ACKR3, synonym CXCR7) is increasingly considered relevant in neuroinflammatory conditions, in which its upregulation contributes to compromised endothelial barrier function and may ultimately allow inflammatory brain injury. While an impact of ACKR3 has been recognized in several neurological autoimmune diseases, neuroinflammation may also result from infectious agents, including Ureaplasma species (spp.). Although commonly regarded as commensals of the adult urogenital tract, Ureaplasma spp...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775848/long-term-outcome-in-children-with-neonatal-seizures-a-tertiary-center-experience-in-cohort-of-168-patients
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Biljana Vucetic Tadic, Ruzica Kravljanac, Vlada Sretenovic, Vladislav Vukomanovic
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome and assess predictors of prognosis in children with neonatal seizures (NS). METHOD: This retrospective study includes children with NS treated at our Institute from January the 1st 2005 until December the 31st 2015. The data were collected from medical charts and the electroencephalogram (EEG) database at the Institute. The predictive value was evaluated for following parameters: (1) characteristics of the patients, such as gender, gestational age, birth body weight, Apgar score, artificial ventilation; (2) etiology; (3) characteristics of seizures such as type, time of onset, resistance to treatment; and (4) EEG background activity and paroxysmal discharges...
May 15, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773072/formal-procedure-to-facilitate-the-decision-to-withhold-or-withdraw-life-sustaining-interventions-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-seven-year-retrospective-study
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G Sorin, R Vialet, B Tosello
BACKGROUND: Neonatal deaths are often associated with the complex decision to limit or withdraw life-sustaining interventions (LSIs) rather than therapeutic impasses. Despite the existence of a law, significant disparities in clinical procedures remain. This study aimed to assess deaths occurring in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and measure the impact of a traceable Limitation or Withdrawal of Active Treatment (LWAT) file on the treatment of these newborns. METHODS: In this monocentric retrospective study, we reviewed all consecutive neonatal deaths occurring during two three-year periods among patients in the NICU at the North Hospital of Marseille: cohort 1 (from 2009 to 2011 without the LWAT file) and cohort 2 (from 2013 to 2015 after introduction of the LWAT file)...
May 17, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765787/liver-failure-and-conjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-in-a-preterm-neonate-role-of-early-ivig-and-exchange-transfusion
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Jayasree Nair, Vasantha H S Kumar
Neonatal liver failure (NLF) is a rare diagnosis but carries with it significant risks of mortality and morbidity. Common etiologies for NLF include metabolic causes, gestational alloimmune liver disease (GALD or neonatal hemochromatosis), and viral infections. We report a case of liver failure in a premature infant with abnormal iron profile within 48 hours of birth. Lack of accepted guidelines for the initial management of severe jaundice with a high direct component in the first week after birth made treatment challenging...
April 2018: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763893/patterns-of-infancy-growth-and-metabolic-hormonal-profile-are-different-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants-born-small-for-gestational-age-compared-to-those-born-appropriate-for-gestational-age
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María Isabel Hernandez, Katherine Rossel, Veronica Peña, Mirna Garcia, Gabriel Cavada, Alejandra Avila, German Iñiguez, Verónica Mericq
BACKGROUND/AIMS: An increased preterm birth survival rate is associated with long-term neurological and metabolic risks; thus, our aim was to evaluate whether early patterns of infancy anthropometry and metabolic hormonal profile differ in preterm infants born small for gestational age (SGA) or appropriate for gestational age (AGA) from birth to 36 months of corrected age (CA). METHODS: We recruited 110 very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) preterm infants (AGA = 60 and SGA = 50) with a mean birth weight of -2...
May 15, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755962/acceptability-of-bedside-resuscitation-with-intact-umbilical-cord-to-clinicians-and-patients-families-in-the-united-states
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Anup C Katheria, Samuel R Sorkhi, Kasim Hassen, Arij Faksh, Zahra Ghorishi, Debra Poeltler
Background: While delayed umbilical cord clamping in preterm infants has shown to improve long-term neurological outcomes, infants who are thought to need resuscitation do not receive delayed cord clamping even though they may benefit the most. A mobile resuscitation platform allows infants to be resuscitated at the mother's bedside with the cord intact. The newborn is supplied with placental blood during the resuscitation in view of the mother. The objective of the study is to assess the usability and acceptability of mobile resuscitation platform, LifeStart trolley, among the infants' parents and perinatal providers...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743659/impact-of-neonatologist-availability-on-preterm-survival-without-morbidities
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David Aboudi, Shetal I Shah, Edmund F La Gamma, Heather L Brumberg
OBJECTIVES: We assessed birth hospital level and neonatal outcomes within a model of regionalization featuring neonatologists at all levels of care, including well-baby nurseries without an accompanying neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Data were analyzed by NY State adaptation of American Academy of Pediatrics defined levels of care; n = 998, 23-30 weeks gestational age, 400-1250 g birth weight, and admitted to the regional center (2006-2015). Primary outcomes were survival, neurologic survival, and intact survival...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730660/perinatal-outcome-and-long-term-neurodevelopment-after-intracranial-haemorrhage-due-to-fetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia
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Dian Winkelhorst, Marije M Kamphuis, Sylke J Steggerda, Monique Rijken, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore, Jeanine M M van Klink
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the perinatal and long-term neurodevelopmental outcome in a cohort of children with intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) due to fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) and to clearly outline the burden of this disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study and included all consecutive cases of ICH caused by FNAIT from 1993 to 2015 at Leiden University Medical Centre. Neurological, motor, and cognitive development were assessed at a minimum age of 1 year...
May 4, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716484/effect-on-neonatal-outcome-of-pharmacological-interventions-for-attenuation-of-the-maternal-haemodynamic-response-to-tracheal-intubation-a-systematic-review
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A Aman, B Salim, K Munshi, S A Raza, F A Khan
The primary aim of this systematic review was to assess the effect on neonatal outcome of pharmacological interventions used for attenuation of the haemodynamic response to tracheal intubation in patients undergoing caesarean section under general anaesthesia. A systematic search of randomised controlled trials from 1990 to 2015 was conducted. The primary outcome measure was the Apgar score at five minutes and secondary outcomes were umbilical arterial blood gas parameters and neurological adaptive capacity scores...
May 2018: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712490/random-urine-uric-acid-to-creatinine-and-prediction-of-perinatal-asphyxia-a-meta-analysis
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Ioannis Bellos, Georgia Fitrou, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Despina N Perrea, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Georgios Daskalakis
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present review is to evaluate whether urine uric acid to creatinine ratio is increased in perinatal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, as well as to assess its predictive accuracy in the disease. METHODS: We used the Medline (1966-2017), Scopus (2004-2017), Clinicaltrials.gov (2008-2017), Embase (1980-2017), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials CENTRAL (1999-2017) and Google Scholar (2004-2017) databases in our primary search along with the reference lists of electronically retrieved full-text papers...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702566/preferential-and-increased-uptake-of-hydroxyl-terminated-pamam-dendrimers-by-activated-microglia-in-rabbit-brain-mixed-glial-culture
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Yossef Alnasser, Siva P Kambhampati, Elizabeth Nance, Labchan Rajbhandari, Shiva Shrestha, Arun Venkatesan, Rangaramanujam M Kannan, Sujatha Kannan
Polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers are multifunctional nanoparticles with tunable physicochemical features, making them promising candidates for targeted drug delivery in the central nervous system (CNS). Systemically administered dendrimers have been shown to localize in activated glial cells, which mediate neuroinflammation in the CNS. These dendrimers delivered drugs specifically to activated microglia, producing significant neurological improvements in multiple brain injury models, including in a neonatal rabbit model of cerebral palsy...
April 27, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694295/psychological-functioning-of-women-taking-illicit-drugs-during-pregnancy-and-the-growth-and-development-of-their-offspring-in-early-childhood
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Dana Serino, Bradley S Peterson, Tove S Rosen
OBJECTIVE: Assess psychosocial history and psychological functioning in women who use drugs during pregnancy and determine how drug exposure affects child development. METHODS: Pregnant marijuana (n = 38), cocaine (n = 35), methadone-maintained (n = 24), and control (n = 49) group women were enrolled and followed every 6 months through 18-24 months postnatally. RESULTS: There was a significantly higher incidence of mental illness in mothers in the drug groups...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682014/neurosurgical-interventions-for-occipital-encephalocele
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Lal Rehman, Ghulam Farooq, Irum Bukhari
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to find the outcome of repair and resection of the occipital encephalocele. Study Design: Case series. Materials and Methods: The clinical data of fifty consecutive occipital encephalocele patients were retrieved from medical records including operative notes, postoperative follow-up visits, and postsurgical complications were noted for analysis from November 2009 to November 2013 at the Department of Neurosurgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678206/biliverdin-reductase-a-attenuated-gmh-induced-inflammatory-response-in-the-spleen-by-inhibiting-toll-like-receptor-4-through-enos-no-pathway
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Yiting Zhang, Yan Ding, Tai Lu, Yixin Zhang, Ningbo Xu, Devin W McBride, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang
BACKGROUND: Germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH) is a common neurologic event with high morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. Spleen has been reported to play a critical role in inflammatory responses by regulating peripheral immune cells which contributes to secondary brain injury. METHODS: The current study investigated the mechanistic role of biliverdin reductase-A (BLVRA) in the splenic response and brain damage in neonates following a collagenase GMH model...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668025/general-movements-a-behavioral-biomarker-of-later-motor-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-nicu-graduates
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Colleen Peyton, Christa Einspieler
Infants who have graduated from a neonatal intensive care unit require close follow-up because they have a greater chance of experiencing later motor and cognitive difficulties; however, these difficulties are often challenging to identify at an early age. The General Movement Assessment is a low-cost and highly reliable tool that can indicate abnormal neurological development in young high-risk infants, but it has not yet been widely implemented in the United States. In this review, we discuss the literature about the use of the General Movement Assessment in high-risk infants and how to implement the tool in a clinical setting...
April 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666163/neurodevelopmental-impairment-among-extremely-preterm-infants-in-the-neonatal-research-network
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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/29624206/paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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Arne Ohlsson, Prakeshkumar S Shah
BACKGROUND: In preterm newborns, the ductus arteriosus frequently fails to close and the infants require medical or surgical closure of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). A PDA can be treated surgically; or medically with one of two prostaglandin inhibitors, indomethacin or ibuprofen. Case reports suggest that paracetamol may be an alternative for the closure of a PDA. An association between prenatal or postnatal exposure to paracetamol and later development of autism or autism spectrum disorder has been reported...
April 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615483/incidence-of-hypocapnia-hypercapnia-and-acidosis-and-the-associated-risk-of-adverse-events-in-preterm-neonates
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Melissa K Brown, Deborah M Poeltler, Kasim O Hassen, Danielle V Lazarus, Vanessa K Brown, Jeremiah J Stout, Wade D Rich, Anup C Katheria
BACKGROUND: Permissive hypercapnia is a lung-protection strategy. We sought to review our current clinical practice for the range of permissive hypercapnia and identify the relationship between P aCO2 and pH and adverse outcomes. METHODS: A secondary analysis of a delayed cord-clamping clinical trial was performed on all arterial blood gas tests in the first 72 h in infants < 32 weeks gestational age. All arterial blood gas values were categorized into a clinical range to determine the percent likelihood of occurring in the total sample...
April 3, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605566/therapeutic-effect-of-perinatal-exogenous-melatonin-on-behavioral-and-histopathological-changes-and-antioxidative-enzymes-in-neonate-mouse-model-of-cortical-malformation
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Maryam Azizi, Parichehr Pasbakhsh, Seyed Alireza Nadji, Mihan Pourabdollah, Tahmineh Mokhtari, Makan Sadr, Negar Omidi, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani, Adib Zendehdel
BACKGROUND: Melatonin, which is an antioxidant and neuroprotective agent, can be an effective treatment for neurological disorders. We assessed the effect of melatonin administration on histological changes, antioxidant enzyme levels, and behavioral changes in a neonate mouse model of cortical malformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cortical malformation was induced by two injections of 15 mg/kg methylazoxymethanol (MAM) on gestational day 15 (E15). Pregnant Balb/c mice were randomly divided into the following six groups: Control (CO), Melatonin (MEL), Luzindole (LUZ), MAM, MEL + MAM1 (co-treatment), and MEL + MAM2 (pretreatment)...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605429/dysfunction-of-nav1-4-a-skeletal-muscle-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-in-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Roope Männikkö, Leonie Wong, David J Tester, Michael G Thor, Richa Sud, Dimitri M Kullmann, Mary G Sweeney, Costin Leu, Sanjay M Sisodiya, David R FitzPatrick, Margaret J Evans, Iona J M Jeffrey, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, Marta C Cohen, Peter J Fleming, Amie Jaye, Michael A Simpson, Michael J Ackerman, Michael G Hanna, Elijah R Behr, Emma Matthews
BACKGROUND: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of post-neonatal infant death in high-income countries. Central respiratory system dysfunction seems to contribute to these deaths. Excitation that drives contraction of skeletal respiratory muscles is controlled by the sodium channel NaV1.4, which is encoded by the gene SCN4A. Variants in NaV1.4 that directly alter skeletal muscle excitability can cause myotonia, periodic paralysis, congenital myopathy, and myasthenic syndrome...
March 28, 2018: Lancet
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