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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102574/fidgety-movements-in-infants-born-very-preterm-predictive-value-for-cerebral-palsy-in-a-clinical-multicentre-setting
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Alexandre N Datta, Mark A Furrer, Iris Bernhardt, Petra S Hüppi, Cristina Borradori-Tolsa, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Beatrice Latal, Sebastian Grunt, Giancarlo Natalucci
AIM: This study assessed predictive values of fidgety movement assessment (FMA) in a large sample of infants born very preterm for developmental abnormalities, in particular for cerebral palsy (CP) at 2 years in an everyday clinical setting. METHOD: This is a multicentre study of infants born preterm with gestational age lower than 32.0 weeks. FMA was performed at 3 months corrected age; neurodevelopment (Bayley Scales of Infant Development, 2nd edition) and neurological abnormalities were assessed at 2 years...
January 19, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095379/diffusion-tensor-imaging-detects-occult-cerebellar-injury-in-severe-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Monica E Lemmon, Matthias W Wagner, Thangamadhan Bosemani, Kathryn A Carson, Frances J Northington, Thierry A G M Huisman, Andrea Poretti
BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits of whole-body hypothermia therapy, many infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) die or have significant long-term neurodevelopmental impairment. Prospectively identifying neonates at risk of poor outcome is essential but not straightforward. The cerebellum is not classically considered to be a brain region vulnerable to hypoxic-ischemic insults; recent literature suggests, however, that the cerebellum may be involved in neonatal HIE. In this study, we aimed to assess the microstructural integrity of cerebellar and linked supratentorial structures in neonates with HIE compared to neurologically healthy neonatal controls...
January 18, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087825/incidence-and-predictors-of-epilepsy-after-pediatric-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Lori L Billinghurst, Lauren A Beslow, Nicholas S Abend, Michael Uohara, Laura Jastrzab, Daniel J Licht, Rebecca N Ichord
OBJECTIVE: To determine the cumulative incidence and clinical predictors of remote symptomatic seizures and epilepsy after pediatric arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 218 participants with neonatal AIS (NAIS), presumed perinatal AIS (PPAIS), and childhood AIS (CAIS) from a single-center prospective consecutive cohort enrolled from 2006 to 2014. Medical records were reviewed for timing, semiology, and treatment of acute symptomatic seizures, remote symptomatic seizures (RSS), and epilepsy...
January 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079875/early-postnatal-illness-severity-scores-predict-neurodevelopmental-impairments-at-10-years-of-age-in-children-born-extremely-preterm
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J W Logan, O Dammann, E N Allred, C Dammann, K Beam, R M Joseph, T M O'Shea, A Leviton, K C K Kuban
OBJECTIVE: A neonatal illness severity score, The Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology-II (SNAP-II), predicts neurodevelopmental impairments at two years of age among children born extremely preterm. We sought to evaluate to what extent SNAP-II is predictive of cognitive and other neurodevelopmental impairments at 10 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: In a cohort of 874 children born before 28 weeks of gestation, we prospectively collected clinical, physiologic and laboratory data to calculate SNAP-II for each infant...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062175/intranasal-c3a-treatment-ameliorates-cognitive-impairment-in-a-mouse-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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Javier Morán, Anna Stokowska, Frederik R Walker, Carina Mallard, Henrik Hagberg, Marcela Pekna
Perinatal asphyxia-induced brain injury is often associated with irreversible neurological complications such as intellectual disability and cerebral palsy but available therapies are limited. Novel neuroprotective therapies as well as approaches stimulating neural plasticity mechanism that can compensate for cell death after hypoxia-ischemia (HI) are urgently needed. We previously reported that single i.c.v. injection of complement-derived peptide C3a 1h after HI induction prevented HI-induced cognitive impairment when mice were tested as adults...
January 4, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005311/eltrombopag-a-thrombopoietin-mimetic-crosses-the-blood-brain-barrier-and-impairs-iron-dependent-hippocampal-neuron-dendrite-development
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Thomas W Bastian, Kari A Duck, George C Michalopoulos, Michael J Chen, Zhi-Jian Liu, James R Connor, Lorene M Lanier, Martha C Sola-Visner, Michael K Georgieff
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia is common in sick neonates. Thrombopoietin mimetics (e.g., eltrombopag (ELT)) might provide an alternative therapy for selected neonates with severe and prolonged thrombocytopenia, and for infants and young children with different varieties of thrombocytopenia. However, ELT chelates intracellular iron, which may adversely affect developing organs with high metabolic requirements. Iron deficiency (ID) is particularly deleterious during brain development, impairing neuronal myelination, dopamine signaling, and dendritic maturation and ultimately impairing long-term neurological function (e...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986330/making-the-quick-diagnosis-a-case-of-neonatal-shock
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Mike Gardiner, Timothy K Ruttan, Andrew J Kienstra, Matthew Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: The work-up and initial management of a critically ill neonate is challenging and anxiety provoking for the Emergency Physician. While sepsis and critical congenital heart disease represent a large proportion of neonates presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) in shock, there are several additional etiologies to consider. Underlying metabolic, endocrinologic, gastrointestinal, neurologic, and traumatic disorders must be considered in a critically ill infant. Several potential etiologies will present with nonspecific and overlapping signs and symptoms, and the diagnosis often is not evident at the time of ED assessment...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981252/thyroid-hormone-dysfunction-during-pregnancy-a-review
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Aynadis Alemu, Betelihem Terefe, Molla Abebe, Belete Biadgo
Thyroid dysfunctions such as hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis and thyroid nodules may develop during pregnancy leading to abortion, placental abruptions, preeclampsia, preterm delivery and reduced intellectual function in the offspring. Epidemiological data have shown the significant role of maternal thyroid hormone in fetal neurologic development and maternal health. It has been suggested that the deleterious effects of thyroid dysfunction can also extend beyond pregnancy and delivery to affect neuro-intellectual development in the early life of the child...
November 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935218/is-there-a-relationship-between-neonatal-sepsis-and-simple-minor-neurological-dysfunction
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Nazan Kavas, Ayşe Engin Arısoy, Asuman Bayhan, Bülent Kara, Ayla Günlemez, Gülcan Türker, Meral Oruç, Ayşe Sevim Gökalp
BACKGROUND: This study examined potential risk factors for and consequences of simple minor neurological dysfunction (SMND), in a group of very low birth weight newborns followed until preschool age. METHODS: This is a prospective longitudinal study. Children with a birth weight below 1,500 g were assessed at 4 to 6 years of age. Twenty eight children with a normal neurological examination and 35 children with simple minor neurological dysfunction were included in the final analysis...
December 9, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931048/neurodevelopment-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-infants-born-with-gastroschisis-a-6-year-retrospective-french-study
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Barthelemy Tosello, Meriem Zahed, Floriane Guimond, Karine Baumstarck, Alice Faure, Fabrice Michel, Olivier Claris, Jerome Massardier, Catherine Gire, Thierry Merrot
Introduction Quantify quality of life (QoL) outcomes in gastroschisis children is little assessed. The primary objective was to describe the long-term outcome of newborns with gastroschisis treated in three tertiary care hospitals of France in terms of neurodevelopment and QoL. Materials and Methods The study reported was a cross-sectional, descriptive multicentric retrospective study assessing the outcome of newborns with gastroschisis, born between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014, treated at two large and French level III neonatal intensive care units...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915463/the-our-hope-approach-for-ethics-and-communication-about-neonatal-neurological-injury
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REVIEW
Eric Racine, Emily Bell, Barbara Farlow, Steven Miller, Antoine Payot, Lisa Anne Rasmussen, Michael I Shevell, Donna Thomson, Pia Wintermark
Predicting neurological outcomes of neonates with acute brain injury is an essential component of shared decision-making, in order to guide the development of treatment goals and appropriate care plans. It can aid parents in imagining the child's future, and guide timely and ongoing treatment decisions, including shifting treatment goals and focusing on comfort care. However, numerous challenges have been reported with respect to evidence-based practices for prognostication such as biases about prognosis among clinicians...
February 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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/27889713/prognostic-value-of-resistive-index-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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A Senthil Kumar, Aparna Chandrasekaran, Rajamannar Asokan, Kathirvelu Gopinathan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of Resistive index measured by cranial doppler ultrasonography in predicting the risk of death/ abnormal neurodevelopmental outcomes in term neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. METHODS: We enrolled 50 term asphyxiated neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and measured resistive index within 72 hours from the anterior cerebral artery. Participants underwent tone and developmental assessment at 6-12 months. RESULTS: Among the 50 neonates, 25 (50%) had abnormal resistive index (<0...
December 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889710/effect-of-withholding-phenobarbitone-maintenance-in-neonatal-seizures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pranjali Saxena, Abhishek Singh, Amit Upadhyay, Priyanka Gupta, Sangeeta Sharma, Sreenivas Vishnubatla
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of withholding maintenance phenobarbitone on breakthrough seizures. DESIGN: A double blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a teaching hospital in Northern India. PARTICIPANTS: 152 term and near term neonates (34 weeks of gestation age) with admission weight ≥2 kg with clinically apparent seizures who received intravenous (IV) loading dose of 20 mg/kg of phenobarbitone...
December 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887996/effects-of-erythropoietin-on-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-brain-injury-in-rat-model
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Qing Ren, Zhong-Hui Jiang, Xing-Fang Zhang, Qiao-Zhi Yang
BACKGROUND: Hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury to the developing brain remains a major cause of morbidity. To date, few therapeutic strategies could provide complete neuroprotection. Erythropoietin (EPO) has been shown to be beneficial in several models of neonatal HI. This study examines the effect of treatment with erythropoietin on postnatal day 2 (P2) rats introduced with HI injury. METHOD: Rats at P2 were randomized into four groups: sham, bilateral carotid artery occlusion (BCAO), BCAO + early EPO, and BCAO + late EPO groups...
February 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885575/administration-of-huperzia-quadrifariata-extract-a-cholinesterase-inhibitory-alkaloid-mixture-has-neuroprotective-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-hypoxia-ischemia
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F K Odorcyk, E F Sanches, F C Nicola, J Moraes, L F Pettenuzzo, J Kolling, C Siebert, A Longoni, E L Konrath, A Wyse, C A Netto
Neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) is an etiologic component of several neurologic pathologies associated to cognitive impairment. The mechanisms involved in HI-induced tissue damage start immediately after HI and extend for days. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and exerts a protector effect on tissue damage by modulating inflammation, and cholinesterase inhibitors have shown neuroprotective properties and their action are often attributed to inhibition of the immune response...
November 24, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885286/immediate-outcome-of-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy-in-hypoxiate-newborns-in-nepal-medical-college
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S Shrestha, G S Shrestha, A Sharma
BACKGROUND: Birth asphyxia is the fifth major cause of under-five child deaths after pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and complications of preterm birth. It is one of the important causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity accounting up to 30% of neonatal death in Nepal. It is also an important cause of long-term neurological disability and impairment. The mortality rate due to birth asphyxia is considered a good guide to the quality of perinatal care. This study was conducted to assess the rate of birth asphyxia, risk factors and outcome of the babies who were asphyxiated at birth...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855206/zika-prvabc59-infection-is-associated-with-t-cell-infiltration-and-neurodegeneration-in-cns-of-immunocompetent-neonatal-c57bl-6-mice
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Mohanraj Manangeeswaran, Derek D C Ireland, Daniela Verthelyi
The recent spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) and its association with increased rates of Guillain Barre and other neurological disorders as well as congenital defects that include microcephaly has created an urgent need to develop animal models to examine the pathogenesis of the disease and explore the efficacy of potential therapeutics and vaccines. Recently developed infection models for ZIKV utilize mice defective in interferon responses. In this study we establish and characterize a new model of peripheral ZIKV infection using immunocompetent neonatal C57BL/6 mice and compare its clinical progression, virus distribution, immune response, and neuropathology with that of C57BL/6-IFNAR KO mice...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829078/sex-specific-alterations-of-white-matter-developmental-trajectories-in-infants-with-prenatal-exposure-to-methamphetamine-and-tobacco
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Linda Chang, Kenichi Oishi, Jon Skranes, Steven Buchthal, Eric Cunningham, Robyn Yamakawa, Sara Hayama, Caroline S Jiang, Daniel Alicata, Antonette Hernandez, Christine Cloak, Tricia Wright, Thomas Ernst
Importance: Methamphetamine is a common illicit drug used worldwide. Methamphetamine and/or tobacco use by pregnant women remains prevalent. However, little is known about the effect of comorbid methamphetamine and tobacco use on human fetal brain development. Objective: To investigate whether microstructural brain abnormalities reported in children with prenatal methamphetamine and/or tobacco exposure are present at birth before childhood environmental influences...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829004/outcome-at-two-years-of-very-preterm-infants-born-after-rupture-of-membranes-before-viability
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Amelie Kieffer, Gaelle Pinto Cardoso, Caroline Thill, Eric Verspyck, Stéphane Marret
PURPOSE: To compare the respiratory and neurological outcomes at two years of age of preterm children born before 33 weeks of gestation (WG) after early preterm premature rupture of membranes (EPPROM) between 14 and 24 WG with preterm children without EPPROM. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: This single-center case-control retrospective study was conducted at Rouen University Hospital between 1st January 2000 and 31st December 2010. All the cases with EPPROM born from 26WG to 32WG were included...
2016: PloS One
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