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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791315/incidence-of-early-onset-sepsis-in-infants-born-to-women-with-clinical-chorioamnionitis
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Tara M Randis, Madeline Murguia Rice, Leslie Myatt, Alan T N Tita, Kenneth J Leveno, Uma M Reddy, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Brian M Mercer, Mara J Dinsmoor, Susan M Ramin, Marshall W Carpenter, Philip Samuels, Anthony Sciscione, Jorge E Tolosa, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of sepsis and other adverse neonatal outcomes in women with a clinical diagnosis of chorioamnionitis. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a multi-center placebo-controlled trial of vitamins C/E to prevent preeclampsia in low risk nulliparous women. Clinical chorioamnionitis was defined as either the "clinical diagnosis" of chorioamnionitis or antibiotic administration during labor because of an elevated temperature or uterine tenderness in the absence of another cause...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693719/smectite-for-acute-infectious-diarrhoea-in-children
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REVIEW
Giordano Pérez-Gaxiola, Carlos A Cuello-García, Ivan D Florez, Víctor M Pérez-Pico
BACKGROUND: As mortality secondary to acute infectious diarrhoea has decreased worldwide, the focus shifts to adjuvant therapies to lessen the burden of disease. Smectite, a medicinal clay, could offer a complementary intervention to reduce the duration of diarrhoea. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of smectite for treating acute infectious diarrhoea in children. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group Specialized Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE (Pubmed), Embase (Ovid), LILACS, reference lists from studies and previous reviews, and conference abstracts, up to 27 June 2017...
April 25, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779007/is-oral-dexamethasone-as-good-as-oral-prednisolone-for-childhood-wheeze-requiring-steroids
#3
Jiske Steensma, Chris Bird
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760702/emerging-concepts-in-immune-thrombocytopenia
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REVIEW
Maurice Swinkels, Maaike Rijkers, Jan Voorberg, Gestur Vidarsson, Frank W G Leebeek, A J Gerard Jansen
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease defined by low platelet counts which presents with an increased bleeding risk. Several genetic risk factors (e.g., polymorphisms in immunity-related genes) predispose to ITP. Autoantibodies and cytotoxic CD8+ T cells (Tc) mediate the anti-platelet response leading to thrombocytopenia. Both effector arms enhance platelet clearance through phagocytosis by splenic macrophages or dendritic cells and by induction of apoptosis. Meanwhile, platelet production is inhibited by CD8+ Tc targeting megakaryocytes in the bone marrow...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779927/patent-ductus-arteriosus-the-physiology-of-transition
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REVIEW
Poorva Deshpande, Michelle Baczynski, Patrick J McNamara, Amish Jain
The transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life represents a critical phase of physiological adaptation which impacts many organ systems, most notably the heart and the lungs. The majority of term neonates complete this transition without complications; however, dysregulation of normal postnatal adaptation may lead to acute cardiopulmonary instability, necessitating advanced intensive care support. Although not as well appreciated as changes in vascular resistances, the shunt across the DA plays a crucial physiologic role in the adaptive processes related to normal transitional circulation...
May 5, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599457/streptococcus-pneumoniae-transmission-colonization-and-invasion
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REVIEW
Jeffrey N Weiser, Daniela M Ferreira, James C Paton
Streptococcus pneumoniae has a complex relationship with its obligate human host. On the one hand, the pneumococci are highly adapted commensals, and their main reservoir on the mucosal surface of the upper airways of carriers enables transmission. On the other hand, they can cause severe disease when bacterial and host factors allow them to invade essentially sterile sites, such as the middle ear spaces, lungs, bloodstream and meninges. Transmission, colonization and invasion depend on the remarkable ability of S...
June 2018: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531957/an-algorithmic-approach-for-the-treatment-of-severe-uncontrolled-asthma
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REVIEW
Eleftherios Zervas, Konstantinos Samitas, Andriana I Papaioannou, Petros Bakakos, Stelios Loukides, Mina Gaga
A small subgroup of patients with asthma suffers from severe disease that is either partially controlled or uncontrolled despite intensive, guideline-based treatment. These patients have significantly impaired quality of life and although they constitute <5% of all asthma patients, they are responsible for more than half of asthma-related healthcare costs. Here, we review a definition for severe asthma and present all therapeutic options currently available for these severe asthma patients. Moreover, we suggest a specific algorithmic treatment approach for the management of severe, difficult-to-treat asthma based on specific phenotype characteristics and biomarkers...
January 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739389/effect-of-increased-enteral-protein-intake-on-plasma-and-urinary-urea-concentrations-in-preterm-infants-born-at-32-weeks-gestation-and-1500-g-birth-weight-enrolled-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-a-secondary-analysis
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Michaela Mathes, Christoph Maas, Christine Bleeker, Julia Vek, Wolfgang Bernhard, Andreas Peter, Christian F Poets, Axel R Franz
BACKGROUND: Feeding breast milk is associated with reduced morbidity and mortality, as well as improved neurodevelopmental outcome but does not meet the high nutritional requirements of preterm infants. Both plasma and urinary urea concentrations represent amino acid oxidation and low concentrations may indicate insufficient protein supply. This study assesses the effect of different levels of enteral protein on plasma and urinary urea concentrations and determines if the urinary urea-creatinine ratio provides reliable information about the protein status of preterm infants...
May 8, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675566/the-surviving-sepsis-campaign-bundle-2018-update
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EDITORIAL
Mitchell M Levy, Laura E Evans, Andrew Rhodes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789058/prevention-and-treatment-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-neonates
#10
Christopher McPherson, Jennifer A Wambach
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) impacts a high proportion of preterm neonates, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Advances in pharmacotherapy, specifically antenatal corticosteroids and postnatal surfactant therapy, have significantly reduced the incidence and impact of neonatal RDS. Antenatal corticosteroids accelerate fetal lung maturation by increasing the activity of enzymes responsible for surfactant biosynthesis, resulting in improved lung compliance. Maternal antenatal corticosteroid treatment has improved survival of preterm neonates and lowered the incidence of brain injury...
May 1, 2018: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732974/mini-review-asthma-and-food-allergy
#11
Adam Fox, George du Toit, Ru-Xin Foong
It is well known that there is a common interplay between atopic conditions and that having one atopic condition can predispose to the development of others. The link between asthma and food allergy has been well researched over the years; although the exact interplay between the two atopic conditions is yet to be fully described. Research suggests that children who have both asthma and food allergy are at greater risk of more severe asthmatic episodes. They are also at risk of food allergen triggered asthmatic episodes as well as food-allergen induced anaphylaxis...
May 7, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791030/antiepileptic-drugs-as-prophylaxis-for-postcraniotomy-seizures
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REVIEW
Janette Greenhalgh, Jennifer Weston, Yenal Dundar, Sarah J Nevitt, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the Cochrane Review previously published in Issue 3, 2015.The incidence of seizures following supratentorial craniotomy for non-traumatic pathology has been estimated to be between 15% to 20%; however, the risk of experiencing a seizure appears to vary from 3% to 92% over a five-year period. Postoperative seizures can precipitate the development of epilepsy; seizures are most likely to occur within the first month of cranial surgery. The use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) administered pre- or postoperatively to prevent seizures following cranial surgery has been investigated in a number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778994/heart-rate-changes-during-positive-pressure-ventilation-after-asphyxia-induced-bradycardia-in-a-porcine-model-of-neonatal-resuscitation
#13
Maria Liza Espinoza, Po-Yin Cheung, Tze-Fun Lee, Megan O'Reilly, Georg M Schmölzer
BACKGROUND: The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) states that if adequate positive pressure ventilation (PPV) was given for a low heart rate (HR), the infant's HR should increase within the first 15 s of PPV. OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in HR in piglets with asphyxia-induced bradycardia. METHODS: Term newborn piglets (n=30) were anaesthetised, intubated, instrumented and exposed to 50 min normocapnic hypoxia followed by asphyxia. Asphyxia was achieved by clamping the tube until severe bradycardia (defined as HR at <u><</u>25% of baseline)...
May 19, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794840/feeding-intervals-in-premature-infants-%C3%A2-1750-g-an-integrative-review
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25585842/salbutamol-or-aminophylline-for-acute-severe-asthma-how-to-choose-which-one-when-and-why
#15
Matthew Neame, Octavio Aragon, Ricardo M Fernandes, Ian Sinha
Acute, severe exacerbations of asthma present a challenge due to the significant morbidity associated with this presentation. For exacerbations that are refractory to initial treatments with inhaled and oral therapies, there is still doubt about which intravenous therapies are most likely to be helpful. β-2 agonists and aminophylline have differing mechanisms of action that also affect their adverse effects profiles and these are considered. A review of the available randomised control trials suggests that a bolus of intravenous salbutamol may reduce symptoms and hasten recovery...
August 2015: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380601/probiotics-and-prebiotics-for-prevention-of-food-allergy-indications-and-recommendations-by-societies-and-institutions
#16
REVIEW
Sibylle Koletzko
Probiotics are defined as "live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host". Unfortunately, misuse of the term probiotic is very common. According to the regulation of the European food safety authority (EFSA) health claims on pre- and probiotics are not judged as favorable. Scientific societies should give guidance to the consumers and health care professionals on the use of probiotics and prebiotics for prevention and disease management. There is currently no positive recommendation from international scientific medical societies to use prebiotics or probiotics for treatment of food allergy or other allergic manifestations and for prevention of food allergy, allergic rhinitis, and asthma...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753546/sildenafil-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-preterm-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#17
David Aboudi, Nithya Swaminathan, Heather Brumberg, Qiuhu Shi, Deborah Friedman, Boriana Parvez, Usha Krishnan
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether sildenafil is associated with worsening retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (≤1500 g) with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective case-control study included VLBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2012. Each infant treated with sildenafil was assigned 3 unexposed controls matched for gestational age, birth weight, and BPD diagnosis...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627075/congenital-syphilis
#18
REVIEW
Joshua M Cooper, Pablo J Sánchez
Congenital syphilis remains a major public health problem worldwide, and its incidence is increasing in the United States. This review highlights the ongoing problem of this preventable infection, and discusses vertical transmission and clinical manifestations while providing a practical algorithm for the evaluation and management of infants born to mothers with reactive serologic tests for syphilis. Every case of congenital syphilis must be seen as a failure of our public health system to provide optimal prenatal care to pregnant women, as congenital syphilis can be prevented by early and repeated prenatal serologic screening of mothers and penicillin treatment of infected women, their sexual partners, and their newborn infants...
April 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571706/prophylactic-and-early-targeted-treatment-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus
#19
REVIEW
Jonathan P Wyllie, Samir Gupta
Treatment of a haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in the very preterm infant has been an accepted approach for several decades. However, the rationale for closure of PDA has recently been challenged due to reports of success with conservative approaches and the lack of evidence for longer-term benefits from treatment. In this article, we address an approach to assess treatment of those babies most likely to benefit.
March 7, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730050/hemodynamic-assessment-of-the-patent-ductus-arteriosus-beyond-ultrasound
#20
REVIEW
M Kluckow, P Lemmers
Assessment and management of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants remains problematic. The more immature the infant, the more likely a PDA is to be present, due to lower spontaneous PDA closure rates. Clinicians now recognize that not all PDAs require treatment and that selection of the group of infants with a more hemodynamically relevant PDA, often manifesting as an increasing systemic-to-pulmonary shunt, is increasingly important. Ultrasound is the mainstay of diagnosis and physiological assessment of the PDA; however, there are other methodologies used to assess hemodynamic importance of the PDA...
April 27, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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