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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799947/care-of-500-1500-gram-premature-infants-in-hybrid-incubators
#1
Holly Boyd, M Colleen Brand, Joseph Hagan
BACKGROUND: Although technological advances have improved devices used to maintain the temperatures of 500- to 1500-g infants, managing the thermal environment remains challenging. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of 2 methods of thermal support provided by a hybrid incubator during routine care in the first week of life. METHODS: This descriptive, comparative study evaluates changes in temperature, humidity, heart rate, and oxygen saturation in the incubator versus radiant warmer (canopy) modes of hybrid warmers using data downloaded from the incubator and the monitor...
August 9, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502442/neonatal-cholestasis
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REVIEW
Erin Lane, Karen F Murray
Neonatal jaundice is common and usually not concerning when it is secondary to unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, below the neurotoxic level, and resolves early. Primary care providers should be vigilant, however, about evaluating infants in whom jaundice presents early, is prolonged beyond 2 weeks of life, or presents at high levels. Even in well-appearing infants, fractionated (direct and indirect) bilirubin levels should be obtained in these clinical scenarios to evaluate for potential cholestasis. This review presents an approach to the evaluation of a jaundiced infant and discusses diagnosis and management of several causes of neonatal cholestasis...
June 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734510/neonatal-and-perinatal-infections
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REVIEW
Amira M Khan, Shaun K Morris, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Lack of success in achieving considerable reductions in neonatal mortality is a contributory factor in failing to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4.2.6 million neonates still die each year, with preterm birth and infections the two leading causes. Maternal infections and environmental and infant factors influence acquisition of viral and bacterial infections in the perinatal and neonatal period. Scaling up evidence-based interventions addressing maternal risk factors and underlying causes could reduce neonatal infections by 84%...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734517/tuberculosis-in-children
#4
REVIEW
Tania A Thomas
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the leading cause of death worldwide from a single bacterial pathogen. The World Health Organization estimates that annually 1 million children have tuberculosis (TB) disease and many more harbor a latent form. Accurate estimates are hindered by under-recognition and challenges in diagnosis. To date, an accurate diagnostic test to confirm TB in children does not exist. Treatment is lengthy but outcomes are generally favorable with timely initiation. With the End TB Strategy, there is an urgent need for improved diagnostics and treatment to prevent the unnecessary morbidity and mortality from TB in children...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734519/zika-virus-infection
#5
REVIEW
Debbie-Ann T Shirley, James P Nataro
In less than 2 years since entry into the Americas, we have witnessed the emergent spread of Zika virus into large subsets of immunologically naïve human populations and then encountered the devastating effects of microcephaly and brain anomalies that can arise from in utero infection with the virus. Diagnostic evaluation and management of affected infants continues to evolve as our understanding of Zika virus rapidly advances. The development of a safe and effective vaccine holds the potential to attenuate the spread of infection and limit the impact of congenital infection...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767132/antenatal-corticosteroid-prophylaxis-in-singleton-and-multiple-pregnancies
#6
Luigi Gagliardi, Renato Lucchini, Roberto Bellù, Rinaldo Zanini
BACKGROUND: The effects of antenatal corticosteroids (ANS) in multiple pregnancies are disputed. In this article, we examined whether estimated effects differ in singletons and multiples and in small for gestational age (SGA) preterm infants. METHODS: We studied 17 073 singletons (81% treated with ANS) and 8274 multiples (86% treated) born at 24-33 weeks from the Italian Neonatal Network (2005-2013). We used Poisson regression models with robust variance to estimate adjusted risk ratios (RR) of in-hospital death, severe intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH), periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), and the composite outcome of severe IVH and death...
August 2, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709633/treatment-and-nontreatment-of-the-patent-ductus-arteriosus-identifying-their-roles-in-neonatal-morbidity
#7
EDITORIAL
Ronald I Clyman, Melissa Liebowitz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461202/systemic-corticosteroids-for-the-prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-picking-the-right-drug-for-the-right-baby
#8
REVIEW
Sara E Rostas, Christopher McPherson
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a morbidity of prematurity with implications into adulthood on respiratory and neurologic health. Multiple risk factors contribute to the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia leading to examination of various strategies of prevention. Systemic corticosteroids are one prevention strategy with a large body of data, creating an ongoing controversy regarding the risks and benefits of therapy. Careful consideration of the available data along with the clinical characteristics of the individual infant is required before using this powerful therapy...
2016: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494828/treatment-of-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-use-of-pulmonary-vasodilators-in-term-neonates
#9
Caitlyn Luecke, Christopher McPherson
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) represents a challenging condition associated with significant morbidity. A successful transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life is contingent on adequate pulmonary vasodilation. Several pathophysiologies contribute to the failure of this cascade and may result in life-threatening hypoxia and acidosis in the newborn. Management includes optimal respiratory support, adequate sedation and analgesia, and support of vascular tone and cardiac function...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764828/the-infant-born-to-a-woman-with-gestational-diabetes
#10
Theresa Povinelli, Caitlin Lim, Deborah A Raines
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy. During pregnancy, women with GDM develop insulin resistance, which results in altered glucose tolerance. As a result, there are frequent episodes of hyperglycemia and high levels of circulating amino acids, increasing the transfer of nutrients to the fetus. This article discusses the role of the mother-baby nursing in the care of neonates born to women with gestational diabetes.
July 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604928/consistent-terminology-needed-for-estimation-of-outcomes-of-prematurity-definitions-of-premature-infants
#11
Shilpi Chabra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580631/kawasaki-disease-medical-therapies
#12
Jane W Newburger
Medical therapies in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) are administered to reduce the prevalence of coronary aneurysms, reduce systemic inflammation, and prevent coronary thrombosis. All patients with acute KD should be treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) 2 g/kg, generally administered over 10-12 hours. Aspirin has never been shown to prevent aneurysms, but is given for its anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects until the patient has been afebrile for ∼2 days, then lowered to an antiplatelet dose...
June 5, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580712/kawasaki-disease-state-of-the-art
#13
Jane W Newburger
Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile arteritis of childhood that can result in coronary artery aneurysms if untreated in the first 10 and ideally 7 days of illness. Kawasaki disease begins as a necrotizing arteritis with neutrophilic infiltrate, followed by subacute/chronic changes and luminal myofibroblastic proliferation that can cause coronary artery stenosis. Manifestations include the presence of ≥5 days of fever, together with clinical criteria of extremity changes, rash, conjunctivitis, oral changes, and unilateral cervical lymphadenopathy...
June 5, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739634/management-of-severe-hypertension-in-the-newborn
#14
REVIEW
Janis M Dionne, Joseph T Flynn
Blood pressure is considered a vital sign, as values too low or too high can be related with serious morbidity and mortality. In neonates, normal blood pressure values undergo rapid changes, especially in premature infants, making the recognition of abnormal blood pressures more challenging. Severe hypertension can occur in neonates and infants and is a medical emergency, often manifesting with congestive heart failure or other life-threatening complications. The cause or risk factors for the hypertension can usually be identified and may guide management...
July 24, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704851/melatonin-and-neonatal-sepsis-a-promising-antioxidant-adjuvant-agent
#15
Gabriella D'Angelo, Lucia Marseglia, Russel J Reiter, Giuseppe Buonocore, Eloisa Gitto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709949/pulmonary-hypoplasia
#16
REVIEW
C Michael Cotten
To survive the transition to extrauterine life, newborn infants must have lungs that provide an adequate surface area and volume to allow for gas exchange. The dynamic activities of fetal breathing movements and accumulation of lung luminal fluid are key to fetal lung development throughout the various phases of lung development and growth, first by branching morphogenesis, and later by septation. Because effective gas exchange is essential to survival, pulmonary hypoplasia is among the leading findings on autopsies of children dying in the newborn period...
July 11, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680875/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants
#17
REVIEW
Romaine Arlettaz
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is part of the typical morbidity profile of the preterm infant, with a high incidence of 80-90% in extremely low birth weight infants born before 26 weeks of gestation. Whereas spontaneous closure of the ductus arteriosus (DA) is likely in term infants, it is less so in preterm ones. PDA is associated with increased mortality and various comorbidities including cardiac failure, need for respiratory support, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pulmonary or intracranial hemorrhage, and necrotizing enterocolitis; however, there is no proven causality between these morbidities and the presence of DA...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552089/chorioamnionitis-at-birth-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-neurodevelopmental-disability-in-premature-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#18
Rani A Bashir, Vineet Bhandari, Sakeer Vayalthrikkovil, Yacov Rabi, Amuchou Soraisham, Selphee Tang, Essa Al Awad, Abhay Lodha
AIM: To compare preterm infants with no bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), BPD with chorioamnionitis (BPDC) and BPD with no chorioamnionitis (BPDNC) for the association with neurodevelopmental disability (NDD) at three years corrected age. METHODS: Demographic and outcome data of infants with birthweight (BW) ≤1250 g born during two epochs (1995-2000 and 2002-2007 with an interim washout period of one year) were compared on the basis of whether they had BPD, chorioamnionitis or both...
November 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658720/enteral-lactoferrin-supplementation-for-prevention-of-sepsis-and-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-preterm-infants
#19
REVIEW
Mohan Pammi, Gautham Suresh
BACKGROUND: Lactoferrin, a normal component of human colostrum and milk, can enhance host defenses and may be effective for prevention of sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm neonates. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective 1. To assess the safety and effectiveness of lactoferrin supplementation to enteral feeds for prevention of sepsis and NEC in preterm neonates Secondary objectives 1. To determine the effects of lactoferrin supplementation to enteral feeds to prevent neonatal sepsis and/or NEC on duration of positive-pressure ventilation, development of chronic lung disease (CLD) or periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), length of hospital stay to discharge among survivors, and adverse neurological outcomes at two years of age or later2...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667188/creactive-protein-in-healthy-term-newborns-during-the-first-48-hours-of-life
#20
Serafina Perrone, Federica Lotti, Mariangela Longini, Annalisa Rossetti, Ilaria Bindi, Francesco Bazzini, Elisa Belvisi, Pasquale Sarnacchiaro, Carlo Scapellato, Giuseppe Buonocore
BACKGROUND: Early-onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease in newborns. C reactive protein (CRP) is the most used laboratory biomarker for the detection of EOS. Little is known about normal reference values of CRP during the perinatal period as several factors are able to influence it. OBJECTIVES: To identify an appropriate range of CRP values in healthy term newborns during the first 48 hours of life. DESIGN: CRP determination was performed in 859 term newborns at 12, 24 and 48 hours of life...
June 30, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
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