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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086760/education-of-pediatric-subspecialty-fellows-in-transport-medicine-a-national-survey
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Geoffrey E Mickells, Denise M Goodman, Ranna A Rozenfeld
BACKGROUND: The transport of critically ill patients to children's hospitals is essential to current practice. The AAP Section on Transport Medicine has raised concerns about future leadership in the field as trainees receive less exposure to transport medicine. This study identifies the priorities of pediatric subspecialty fellows, fellowship directors and nursing directors in transport medicine education. METHODS: Internet based surveys were distributed to fellows, fellowship directors and nursing directors of transport teams affiliated with ACGME-approved fellowships in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM), and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072569/perinatal-critical-care-and-ethics-in-perinatal-medicine-the-role-of-the-perinatologist
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Frank A Chervenak, Alexander Makatsariya, Viktoriya Bitsadze, Laurence B McCullough
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042822/enduring-sexually-dimorphic-impact-of-in-utero-exposure-to-elevated-levels-of-glucocorticoids-on-midbrain-dopaminergic-populations
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REVIEW
Glenda E Gillies, Kanwar Virdee, Ilse Pienaar, Felwah Al-Zaid, Jeffrey W Dalley
Glucocorticoid hormones (GCs) released from the fetal/maternal glands during late gestation are required for normal development of mammalian organs and tissues. Accordingly, synthetic glucocorticoids have proven to be invaluable in perinatal medicine where they are widely used to accelerate fetal lung maturation when there is risk of pre-term birth and to promote infant survival. However, clinical and pre-clinical studies have demonstrated that inappropriate exposure of the developing brain to elevated levels of GCs, either as a result of clinical over-use or after stress-induced activation of the fetal/maternal adrenal cortex, is linked with significant effects on brain structure, neurological function and behaviour in later life...
December 30, 2016: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041869/-palliative-care-after-neonatal-intensive-care-contributions-of-leonetti-law-and-remaining-challenges
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P Kuhn, L Dillenseger, N Cojean, B Escande, C Zores, D Astruc
The 2005 enactment of the "Patients' rights and end-of-life care" act, known as the Leonetti law, has been accompanied by practical changes in the processes of withdrawal and withholding of active life-sustaining treatments. This law has also promoted the implementation of palliative care in perinatal medicine to avoid unreasonable therapeutic interventions and to preserve the dying patient's quality of life and human dignity. Recently, a new law has been voted by the French National Assembly and new reflections on the ethical aspects of the end of life in neonatal medicine should resume again within the French Society of Neonatology in the working group on ethical issues in neonatology...
December 29, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033658/multiple-exposures-to-environmental-pollutants-and-oxidative-stress-is-there-a-sex-specific-risk-of-developmental-complications-for-fetuses
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REVIEW
Kaïs H Al-Gubory
Medically assisted procreation significantly contributes to an increase in twin pregnancies. One of the major factors contributing to more twin births is the use of fertility treatments. Twin pregnancy is not without a risk for fetal organ development and the health outcome of new-borns, children, and adults. Multiple pregnancies are associated with an increased risk of developmental complications, such as perinatal mortality, premature births, and low birth weight. Oxidative stress is involved in pregnancy disorders such as abortion, intrauterine growth retardation, and prenatal mortality...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part C, Embryo Today: Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011793/protecting-the-premature-brain-current-evidence-based-strategies-for-minimising-perinatal-brain-injury-in-preterm-infants
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Charlotte L Lea, Adam Smith-Collins, Karen Luyt
Improving neurodevelopmental outcome for preterm infants is an important challenge for neonatal medicine. The disruption of normal brain growth and neurological development is a significant consequence of preterm birth and can result in physical and cognitive impairments. While advances in neonatal medicine have led to progressively better survival rates for preterm infants, there has only been a modest improvement in the proportion of surviving infants without neurological impairment, and no change in the proportion with severe disability...
December 23, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992943/hyperechogenic-bowel-etiologies-management-and-outcome-according-to-gestational-age-at-diagnosis-in-279-consecutive-cases-in-a-single-center
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Vincenzo Davide Catania, Alessandra Taddei, Marcella Pellegrino, Erika Adalgisa De Marco, Laura Merli, Carlo Manzoni, Lorenzo Nanni, Lucia Masini
Introduction The aim of the study was to investigate perinatal outcome of fetuses with hyperechogenic bowel (HB) in relation to gestational age at diagnosis. Materials and Methods This is a retrospective observational study of fetal HB cases from 2002 to 2012. Patients were divided into three groups according to trimester at diagnosis. For each group, data from fetal ultrasound examination, fetal medicine investigations, intrapartum cares, and neonatal outcome were obtained. Results A diagnosis of HB was made in 279 fetuses among them 17 (6%) during the first trimester, 186 (67%) during the second trimester, and 75 (27%) during the third trimester...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978777/optimal-weight-gain-during-twin-pregnancy-in-japanese-women-with-favorable-perinatal-outcomes
#8
Shunji Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: We examined the optimal weight gain in the healthy Japanese women with favorable perinatal outcomes of (dichorionic) twin pregnancy. METHODS: We calculated the average weight gain in the women whose height was 150-164 cm with favorable perinatal outcomes of dichorionic twin pregnancy set for this study. The women were categorized to underweight, normal, overweight and obese based on the pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) categories according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) body mass index (BMI) cut-offs...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975126/value-of-postmortem-studies-in-deceased-neonatal-and-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Raphael Widmann, Rosmarie Caduff, Luca Giudici, Qing Zhong, Alexander Vogetseder, Romaine Arlettaz, Bernhard Frey, Holger Moch, Peter K Bode
Worldwide, various autopsy studies have shown a decrease in the diagnostic error rate over the last years. The cause of this positive development is mainly due to the improvement of modern medicine. However, intensive care unit patients are thought to have a higher risk for diagnostic errors, which is documented in several studies in the adult population. In contrast, there is only limited information about diagnostic errors in pediatrics, particularly in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. The aims of this study were to analyze the spectrum of childhood death, determine the prevalence and distribution of autopsy-confirmed diagnostic errors, and describe patient characteristics that might have influenced the discordance between antemortem and postmortem findings...
December 14, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942798/are-the-institute-of-medicine-weight-gain-targets-applicable-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Tang Wong, Robyn A Barnes, Glynis P Ross, Ngai W Cheung, Jeff R Flack
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Our aim was to study the relationship between excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) according to Institute of Medicine (IOM) targets and perinatal outcomes, and examine whether modifying targets may improve outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of all GDM pregnancies from 1992 to 2013. ORs were calculated for associations between excessive GWG (EGWG) using IOM targets and adverse pregnancy outcomes...
December 9, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931753/medication-adherence-in-13-to-24-year-old-youth-living-with-hiv
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Tiffany Chenneville, Marielle Machacek, Audra St John Walsh, Patricia Emmanuel, Carina Rodriguez
Despite advances in HIV medicine, adherence presents as a barrier to effective treatment for youth. We designed this study to assess medication knowledge, adherence, and factors affecting adherence in youth with HIV. Participants were 72 youth ages 13 to 24 years with perinatally or behaviorally acquired HIV. Demographic data were collected and a self-report adherence interview was administered. Interviews were audio-recorded to allow for qualitative data analysis. Self-reported adherence varied depending on the framing of questions, with participants reporting greater adherence when asked how many doses they had missed within the past 7 days compared to results from a 7-day recall interview...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924177/gestational-weight-gain-in-japanese-women-with-favorable-perinatal-outcomes
#12
Shunji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: We examined the optimal gestational weight gain (GWG) in the healthy Japanese women with favorable perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancy. METHODS: We calculated the average GWG in the women whose height was 150 - 164 cm with favorable perinatal outcomes set for this study. The women were categorized to underweight, normal, overweight and obese based on the pre-pregnancy body mass index categories according to the Institute of Medicine guideline. RESULTS: The average GWG in the normal-weight women with the favorable perinatal outcomes was 11...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882748/-application-of-the-concetrations-ratio-of-soluble-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-type-1-and-placental-growth-factor-for-short-term-prediction-and-diagnosis-of-preeclampsia
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Š Bubeníková, A Cíchová, L Roubalová, V Durdová, R Vlk
OBJECTIVE: Bring a comprehensive overview of the available information about applications of the concetration ratio of soluble receptor tyrosine kinase type 1 (sFlt-1), and placental growth factor for short-term prediction and diagnosis of preeclampsia. DESIGN: Overview study. SETTINGS: Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Olomouc; Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University Hospital Olomouc; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Olomouc; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882745/-comparison-of-perinatal-mortality-in-slovak-republic-in-the-years-2007-2009-and-in-the-years-2010-2012
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M Korbeľ, A Krištúfková, M Borovský, J Danko, Z Nižňanská, P Kaščák, J Daniš
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of perinatal mortality in Slovak Republic in the years 2007-2009 and in the years 2010-2012. DESIGN: Epidemiological perinatal nation-wide. SETTING: 1st Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics School of Medicine, Comenius University and University Hospital, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. METHODS: The analysis of selected perinatal data prospectively collected in the years 2007-2009 and in the years 2010-2012...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855463/association-of-maternal-obesity-with-child-cerebral-palsy-or-death
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Jessica A McPherson, Marcela C Smid, Sarah Smiley, David M Stamilio
Objective The primary aim of this study was to determine if there is an association between maternal obesity and cerebral palsy or death in children. Study Design This is a retrospective cohort analysis of a randomized controlled clinical trial previously performed by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. Women in the original trial were included if at high risk for preterm delivery. The present study included singletons enrolled in the original study with complete data. Obese and nonobese women were compared...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854133/focusing-on-developmental-origins-and-disease-inception-for-the-prevention-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#16
Bradley A Maron, Steven H Abman
Despite the growing armamentarium of therapies, pulmonary vascular disease continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality in neonates, children and adults in diverse clinical settings. To address this challenge, a strategic shift is underway that emphasizes disease recognition prior to the onset of clinical signs and symptoms when substantial pulmonary vascular remodeling is already present. Specifically, there is growing interest regarding the i) molecular events that define pulmonary vascular disease inception, ii) range of early cardiopulmonary hemodynamic measures that are associated with adverse outcome, and iii) widening utility of exercise for risk-stratification...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854131/perspectives-from-patients-and-healthcare-providers-on-the-practice-of-maternal-placentophagy
#17
Stephanie A Schuette, Kara M Brown, Danielle A Cuthbert, Cynthia W Coyle, Katherine L Wisner, M Camille Hoffman, Amy Yang, Jody D Ciolino, Rebecca L Newmark, Crystal T Clark
PURPOSE: Placentophagy (maternal consumption of the placenta) has become increasingly prevalent in the past decade among women seeking to promote health and healing during the postpartum period. The purpose of this study was to assess patient and provider familiarity with and attitudes toward placentophagy, as well as patients' willingness to try placentophagy. METHODS: Two cross-sectional surveys with questions regarding placentophagy practice were distributed to healthcare providers and patients...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849163/fifteen-minute-consultation-perinatal-palliative-care
#18
Peter Sidgwick, Emily Harrop, Brenda Kelly, Ana Todorovic, Dominic Wilkinson
Perinatal palliative medicine is an emerging subspecialty within paediatric palliative medicine, neonatal medicine, fetal medicine and obstetrics. It comprises patient-focused, non-judgemental shared decision making and aims to provide holistic multidisciplinary support for families. In this paper we define and describe one model for providing perinatal palliative care, drawing on the personal and professional experience of the authors.
November 14, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845175/the-role-of-gentle-touch-in-perinatal-osteopathic-manual-therapy
#19
REVIEW
Francis McGlone, Francesco Cerritelli, Susannah Walker, Jorge Esteves
Osteopathic medicine is a system of manual diagnosis and treatment. While there is growing evidence that osteopathy is effective in a range of clinical conditions, the underlying biological basis of its therapeutic effects remain largely unknown. Given that the sense of touch plays a critical role in osteopathy, in this perspective article, with a particular focus on perinatal care, we explore the potential mechanisms by which stimulation of the skin senses can exert beneficial physiological and psychological effects, aiding growth and development...
January 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814762/risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-and-perinatal-outcomes-after-high-technology-infertility-treatment-a-comprehensive-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Stefano Palomba, Roy Homburg, Susanna Santagni, Giovanni Battista La Sala, Raoul Orvieto
In the literature, there is growing evidence that subfertile patients who conceived after infertility treatments have an increased risk of pregnancy and perinatal complications and this is particularly true for patients who conceived through use of high technology infertility treatments. Moreover, high technology infertility treatments include many concomitant clinical and biological risk factors. This review aims to summarize in a systematic fashion the current evidence regarding the relative effect of the different procedures for high technology infertility treatments on the risk of adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcome...
November 4, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
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