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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426648/pregnancy-swimming-causes-short-and-long-term-neuroprotection-against-hypoxia-ischemia-in-very-immature-rats
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Eduardo Farias Sanches, Luz Elena Duran Carabali, Andrea Tosta, Fabrício Nicola, Felipe Schmitz, André Rodrigues, Cassiana Siebert, Angela Wyse, Carlos Alexandre Netto
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia-ischemia (HI) is a major cause of neurological damage in preterm. Pregnancy swimming alters the pup's brain development. We tested the effects of swimming during pregnancy in the very immature rat brain. METHODS: Female Wistar rats (n=12) were assigned to sedentary (SE, n=6) or swimming groups (SW, n=6). From the gestational day 0 (DG0) to GD21 they performed 20 min/daily swimming sessions. HI on postnatal day 3 rat cause sensorimotor and cognitive impairments...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425689/normal-values-of-creatine-kinase-and-of-mb-creatine-kinase-at-birth-in-healthy-babies
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Carlo V Bellieni, Barbara Tomasini, Carlotta Bracciali, Giuseppe Buonocore
BACKGROUND: Today, few studies have been accomplished in order to determine serum creatine kinase (CK) activity in newborns by considering small groups of babies and without taking into account gestational age (GA) differences. Some authors have demonstrated that neonatal CK activity value at birth is higher than the normal range of CK activity considering for adults or older children. The objective of this study is to assess normal values of CK and MB-CK in neonatal blood, according to babies' GA...
April 20, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412496/magnesium-sulfate-mg-prevents-maternal-inflammation-induced-offspring-cerebral-injury-evident-on-mri-but-not-via-il-1%C3%AE
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Yuval Ginsberg, Nizar Khatib, Boaz Weiss, Shay Arison, Michael G Ross, Zeev Weiner, Ron Beloosesky
OBJECTIVE: As maternal treatment with magnesium sulfate (MG) may protect the fetal brain, we sought to assess the inflammation associated neuroprotective potential of MG and its association to interleukin 1β (IL-1β). METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats at 18-day gestation received i.p. lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or saline. Dams were randomized to treatment with s.c. saline (control), or MG prior to or following the i.p. injection, resulting in three groups. At the end of the treatment, fetal brain IL-1β was quantified for 18 pregnant rats (six of each group)...
April 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391612/distress-vocalization-delay-in-the-neonate-lamb-as-a-neurobehavioral-assessment-tool
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Christine L Morton, Geoffrey Hinch, Alison Small
Acoustic features of infant distress vocalizations including latency and rate of emission are used as indices of neurological deficit and integrity in human and rodent neonates. This paper investigates the relationship between temporal characteristics of distress calls, elicited by an isolation stimulus, and indicators of neurobehavioral development over 12 hr postpartum in the neonate lamb. Delayed vocalization initiation was found to be associated with poor locomotor and orientation behavior reflecting the capacity of the lamb to reunite with and follow its dam, and a lowered rate of signal emission following commencement of vocalization...
April 9, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390243/neonatal-neurological-examination-during-the-first-6h-after-birth
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Domenico M Romeo, Sarah Bompard, Carmen Cocca, Francesca Serrao, Maria Pia De Carolis, Antonio A Zuppa, Daniela Ricci, Francesca Gallini, Chiara Maddaloni, Costantino Romagnoli, Eugenio Mercuri
BACKGROUND: Few neurological assessments are easily performed during the first 6h after birth. AIMS: To assess a cohort of low risk term born newborns within the first 6h and at 48h after birth using the Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: A population of low risk term born newborns was examined within 3h from birth or between 3 and 6h. Each infant was re-assessed at 48h, establishing the range and frequency distribution of neonatal neurological scores at each time point...
April 5, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384828/association-between-early-low-dose-hydrocortisone-therapy-in-extremely-preterm-neonates-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-at-2-years-of-age
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Olivier Baud, Clémence Trousson, Valérie Biran, Emilie Leroy, Damir Mohamed, Corinne Alberti
Importance: Dexamethasone to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very preterm neonates was associated with adverse neurodevelopmental events. Early low-dose hydrocortisone treatment has been reported to improve survival without bronchopulmonary dysplasia but its safety with regard to neurodevelopment remains to be assessed. Objective: To assess whether early hydrocortisone therapy in extremely preterm infants is associated with neurodevelopmental impairment at 2 years of age...
April 4, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333406/survey-of-neurodevelopmental-allied-health-teams-in-australian-and-new-zealand-neonatal-nurseries-staff-profile-and-standardised-neurobehavioural-neurological-assessment
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Leesa G Allinson, Lex W Doyle, Linda Denehy, Alicia J Spittle
AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to establish how many neonatal nurseries in Australia and New Zealand had a neurodevelopmental allied health team, to ascertain the disciplines involved, their qualifications and experience. The secondary aim was to evaluate which standardised neurobehavioural/neurological assessments were currently being implemented, and the existing practice in relation to their use. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional survey, sampling 179 eligible public and private hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and special care nurseries (SCNs) throughout Australia and New Zealand, was purpose-developed and administered electronically from the 5th April to 23rd July 2013...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330415/novel-detection-of-placental-insufficiency-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-nonhuman-primate
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Jamie O Lo, Victoria H J Roberts, Matthias C Schabel, Xiaojie Wang, Terry K Morgan, Zheng Liu, Colin Studholme, Christopher D Kroenke, Antonio E Frias
The placenta is a vital organ necessary for healthy fetal development. Placental insufficiency creates an in utero environment where the fetus is at risk of insufficient oxygen or nutrient exchange. This is primarily caused by impairment of either maternal or fetal circulation or vascular thrombosis such as placental infarction. As a result of placental dysfunction, affected fetuses may be growth restricted, neurologically impaired, and at risk of increased morbidity and mortality. In a cohort of 4 pregnant Rhesus macaques, we describe antenatal detection of naturally occurring intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and aberrant fetal neurodevelopment in 1 animal...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320216/a-neurologic-dysfunction-scoring-protocol-for-jaundiced-neonates-requiring-exchange-transfusion
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Bolajoko O Olusanya, Folashade B Osibanjo, Adeniyi A Ajiboye, Oluwafemi E Ayodele, Adebanke A Odunsi, Serah M Olaifa, Abieyuwa A Emokpae
AIM: To evaluate the performance of a neurologic assessment protocol among jaundiced infants requiring exchange transfusion (ET). METHODS: We identified infants in a referral children's hospital who received ET and those who met the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria for ET based on total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels. The performance of a bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction (BIND-M) scoring protocol for acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) in detecting infants treated with ET in both groups was investigated by logistic regression analysis and c-statistic...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278259/prognostic-value-of-cerebral-tissue-oxygen-saturation-during-neonatal-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Marie-Philippine Clair, Jérôme Rambaud, Adrien Flahault, Romain Guedj, Julia Guilbert, Isabelle Guellec, Amélie Durandy, Maryne Demoulin, Sandrine Jean, Delphine Mitanchez, François Chalard, Chiara Sileo, Ricardo Carbajal, Sylvain Renolleau, Pierre-Louis Léger
OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support is indicated in severe and refractory respiratory or circulatory failures. Neurological complications are typically represented by acute ischemic or hemorrhagic lesions, which induce higher morbidity and mortality. The primary goal of this study was to assess the prognostic value of cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (StcO2) on mortality in neonates and young infants treated with ECMO. A secondary objective was to evaluate the association between StcO2 and the occurrence of cerebral lesions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277490/erythropoietin-monotherapy-in-perinatal-asphyxia-with-moderate-to-severe-encephalopathy-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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R R Malla, R Asimi, M A Teli, F Shaheen, M A Bhat
OBJECTIVE: Erythropoietin (EPO) is neuroprotective after asphyxia in animal studies. The efficacy and safety of EPO monotherapy in term neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is uncertain. STUDY DESIGN: Hundred term neonates with moderate or severe HIE were randomized by random permuted block algorithm to receive either EPO 500 U kg(-1) per dose in 2 ml saline intravenously (50 neonates) on alternate days for a total of five doses with the first dose given by 6 h of age (treatment group) or 2 ml of normal saline (50 neonates) similarly for a total of five doses (placebo group) in a double-blind study...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274169/safety-and-efficacy-of-topiramate-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-treated-with-hypothermia-neonati-a-feasibility-study
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Luca Filippi, Patrizio Fiorini, Serena Catarzi, Elettra Berti, Letizia Padrini, Elisa Landucci, Gianpaolo Donzelli, Laura Bartalena, Erika Fiorentini, Antonio Boldrini, Matteo Giampietri, Rosa Teresa Scaramuzzo, Giancarlo la Marca, Maria Luisa Della Bona, Simona Fiori, Francesca Tinelli, Ada Bancale, Andrea Guzzetta, Giovanni Cioni, Tiziana Pisano, Melania Falchi, Renzo Guerrini
Purpose To investigate the feasibility of a study based on treatment with topiramate added to moderate hypothermia in newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Materials and methods Multicenter randomized controlled trial. Term newborns with precocious metabolic, clinical and electroencephalographic (EEG) signs of HIE were selected according to their amplified integrated EEG pattern and randomized to receive either topiramate (10 mg/kg once a day for the first three days of life) plus moderate hypothermia or hypothermia alone...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274014/urinary-uric-acid-creatinine-ratio-a-marker-for-perinatal-asphyxia
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Kinjal Prahaladbhai Patel, Mayur Goradhanbhai Makadia, Vishwal Indravardan Patel, Haridas Neelakandan Nilayangode, Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar
BACKGROUND: Perinatal hypoxia is one of the leading causes of perinatal mortality in developing countries. Both apgar score and arterial blood pH predict the neonatal mortality in asphyxia. Apgar score alone does not predict neurologic outcome and as it is influenced by various factors. This study was conducted to evaluate the utility and sensitivity of urinary uric acid to creatinine ratio (UA/Cr ratio) in asphyxia diagnosis, compared to invasive Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis. AIM: To assess the urinary uric acid/creatinine ratio as an additional marker for perinatal asphyxia compared with ABG analysis in apgar score monitoring...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273662/dedifferentiated-fat-cells-as-a-novel-source-for-cell-therapy-to-target-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Alkisti Mikrogeorgiou, Yoshiaki Sato, Taiki Kondo, Tetsuo Hattori, Yuichiro Sugiyama, Miharu Ito, Akiko Saito, Keiko Nakanishi, Masahiro Tsuji, Tomohiko Kazama, Koichiro Kano, Taro Matsumoto, Masahiro Hayakawa
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) encephalopathy (HIE) remains a major cause of mortality and persistent neurological disabilities in affected individuals. At present, hypothermia is considered to be the only applicable treatment option, although growing evidence suggests that cell-based therapy might achieve better outcomes. Dedifferentiated fat (DFAT) cells are derived from mature adipocytes via a dedifferentiation strategy called ceiling culture. Their abundance and ready availability might make them an ideal therapeutic tool for the treatment of HIE...
March 9, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268807/3d-limb-movement-tracking-and-analysis-for-neurological-dysfunctions-of-neonates-using-multi-camera-videos
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Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein
Central nervous system dysfunction in infants may be manifested through inconsistent, rigid and abnormal limb movements. Detection of limb movement anomalies associated with such neurological dysfunctions in infants is the first step towards early treatment for improving infant development. This paper addresses the issue of detecting and quantifying limb movement anomalies in infants through non-invasive 3D image analysis methods using videos from multiple camera views. We propose a novel scheme for tracking 3D time trajectories of markers on infant's limbs by video analysis techniques...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262550/pathways-for-neuroimaging-of-neonatal-stroke
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Sarah Lee, David M Mirsky, Lauren A Beslow, Catherine Amlie-Lefond, Amy R Danehy, Laura Lehman, Nicholas V Stence, Arastoo Vossough, Max Wintermark, Michael J Rivkin
PURPOSE: To provide consensus-based, suggested imaging protocols to facilitate the accurate and timely diagnosis of a neonate with symptoms concerning for stroke. METHODS: The Writing Group, an international collaboration of pediatric neurologists and neuroradiologists with expertise in perinatal and childhood stroke, participated in a series of pediatric stroke neuroimaging symposia. These discussions, in conjunction with extensive literature review, led to a consensus for imaging protocols to guide practitioners in the diagnosis of neonatal stroke subtypes as defined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Common Data Elements...
January 26, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255743/the-role-and-limitations-of-cochrane-reviews-at-the-bedside-a%C3%A2-systematic-synopsis-of-five-pediatric-subspecialties
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Sascha Meyer, Martin Poryo, Sara Khosrawikatoli, Yvonne Goda, Michael Zemlin
BACKGROUND: Cochrane meta-analyses provide the physician at the bedside with the most relevant, up-to-date clinical information. However, implementation of evidence-based medicine (EBM) at the bedside may be difficult for a variety of reasons. The aim of this study was to assess relevant issues and obstacles related to implementing EBM in pediatrics in real life at the bedside/cotside. METHODS: We performed five systematic literature reviews of all published Cochrane reviews in neonatology (1996-2010), pediatric neurology (1996-2010), pediatric gastroenterology (1993-2012), pediatric cardiology (2001-2015), and complementary and alternative medicine (1996-2012; CAM) in children and neonates...
March 2, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254555/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-arterial-ischemic-stroke-in-children-the-canadian-pediatric-ischemic-stroke-registry
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Gabrielle A deVeber, Adam Kirton, Frances A Booth, Jerome Y Yager, Elaine C Wirrell, Ellen Wood, Michael Shevell, Ann-Marie Surmava, Patricia McCusker, M Patricia Massicotte, Daune MacGregor, E Athen MacDonald, Brandon Meaney, Simon Levin, Bernard G Lemieux, Lawrence Jardine, Peter Humphreys, Michèle David, Anthony K C Chan, David J Buckley, Bruce H Bjornson
BACKGROUND: Pediatric arterial ischemic stroke remains incompletely understood. Population-based epidemiological data inform clinical trial design but are scant in this condition. We aimed to determine age-specific epidemiological characteristics of arterial ischemic stroke in neonates (birth to 28 days) and older children (29 days to 18 years). METHODS: We conducted a 16-year, prospective, national population-based study, the Canadian Pediatric Ischemic Stroke Registry, across all 16 Canadian acute care children's hospitals...
April 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252658/prognostic-neurodevelopmental-testing-of-preterm-infants-do-we-need-to-change-the-paradigm
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H W Kilbride, G P Aylward, L W Doyle, L T Singer, J Lantos
Longitudinal follow-up with assessment of developmental status at about 2 years of age is routine for high-risk newborns. The results of these assessments can be used for many purposes, including helping physicians, parents, and teachers plan educational or developmental interventions. These assessments also provide outcome measures for clinical research studies. Outcome results may also serve as a source of information for clinicians when counseling parents regarding provision of care for extreme preterm infants...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241263/bridging-knowledge-gaps-to-understand-how-zika-virus-exposure-and-infection-affect-child-development
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Bill G Kapogiannis, Nahida Chakhtoura, Rohan Hazra, Catherine Y Spong
Importance: The Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic has profoundly affected the lives of children and families across the Americas. As the number of children born with ZIKV-related complications continues to grow, the long-term developmental trajectory for these children and the effect on their families remains largely unknown. In September 2016, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and partner National Institutes of Health institutes convened a workshop to develop a research agenda to improve the evaluation, monitoring, and management of neonates, infants, or children affected by ZIKV and its complications...
February 20, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
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