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132 papers 25 to 100 followers Perinatal medicine -articles of interest in neonatal medicine.
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851119/oxygen-needs-during-resuscitation-and-surfactant-to-achieve-stabilisation-were-independent-risks-factors-for-pulmonary-interstitial-emphysema-in-preterm-infants
#1
Antonio Nuñez-Ramiro, Marta Aguar, Maria Cernada, Anna Parra-Llorca, Maximo Vento
AIMS: Pulmonary interstitial emphysema is a severe complication of mechanical ventilation in preterm infants that leads to air leakage and, or, chronic lung disease. We determined the associated risk factors. METHODS: This was a retrospective case-control study from 2005-2014 at a regional referral centre in Valencia, Spain. The cases were 54 preterm infants up to 30 weeks' gestation and, or, born weighing less than 1,500g, who were diagnosed with pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE)...
August 29, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783986/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-early-pulmonary-hypertension-in-preterm-infants
#2
Saad Ahmed Seth, Amuchou Singh Soraisham, Andrei Harabor
PURPOSE: Data on early pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in preterm infants is limited and outcomes are conflicting. Our objectives are to examine the risk factors and neonatal outcomes of early onset PAH (EOPAH) diagnosed in the first 2 weeks of age in preterm infants in a large perinatal center. METHODS: We performed a case control study to assess the risk factors and clinical outcomes of preterm infants with EOPAH. Preterm infants (< 34 weeks) admitted to NICU between 2009 and 2013 with a diagnosis of PAH in the first 2 weeks of age were matched to two consecutive controls for gestational age, birth weight and year of birth...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774507/clinical-factors-associated-with-in-hospital-death-in-pediatric-surgical-patients-admitted-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-15-year-single-tertiary-center-experience
#3
Kohei Otake, Keiichi Uchida, Michiko Kubo, Akira Yamamoto, Yuka Nagano, Ryo Uratani, Kiyoshi Hashimoto, Kohei Matsushita, Mikihiro Inoue, Hirofumi Sawada, Masato Kusunoki
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore clinical characteristics and primary surgical diagnoses associated with in-hospital death in pediatric surgical patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a tertiary hospital. METHODS: This retrospective study includes all patients admitted to our NICU for pediatric surgical diseases between January 2001 and December 2015. Univariate and multivariate binary logistic regression were performed to assess independent factors associated with in-hospital death...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824007/analysis-of-neonatal-resuscitation-using-eye-tracking-a-pilot-study
#4
Brenda Hiu Yan Law, Po-Yin Cheung, Michael Wagner, Sylvia van Os, Bin Zheng, Georg Schmölzer
BACKGROUND: Visual attention (VA) is important for situation awareness and decision-making. Eye tracking can be used to analyse the VA of healthcare providers. No study has examined eye tracking during neonatal resuscitation. OBJECTIVE: To test the use of eye tracking to examine VA during neonatal resuscitation. METHODS: Six video recordings were obtained using eye tracking glasses worn by resuscitators during the first 5 min of neonatal resuscitation...
August 19, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818854/nasal-midazolam-vs-ketamine-for-neonatal-intubation-in-the-delivery-room-a-randomised-trial
#5
Christophe Milési, Julien Baleine, Thibault Mura, Fernando Benito-Castro, Félicie Ferragu, Gérard Thiriez, Pierre Thévenot, Clémentine Combes, Ricardo Carbajal, Gilles Cambonie
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of sedation by intranasal administration of midazolam (nMDZ) or ketamine (nKTM) for neonatal intubation. DESIGN: A multicentre, prospective, randomised, double-blind study. SETTING: Delivery rooms at four tertiary perinatal centres in France. PATIENTS: Preterm neonates with respiratory distress requiring non-emergent endotracheal intubation for surfactant instillation. INTERVENTIONS: Treatment was randomly allocated, with each neonate receiving a bolus of 0...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756088/protein-s100b-in-umbilical-cord-blood-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-in-asphyxiated-newborns
#6
Mehreen Zaigham, Fredrik Lundberg, Per Olofsson
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a devastating condition resulting from a sustained lack of oxygen during birth. The interest in identifying a relevant biomarker of HIE has thrown into limelight the role of protein S100B as a clinical diagnostic marker of hypoxic brain damage in neonates. AIMS: To evaluate the diagnostic value of protein S100B, measured in umbilical cord blood immediately after birth, as a useful biomarker in the diagnosis of HIE Sarnat stages II-III as well as a marker for long-term mortality and morbidity...
September 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768269/a-potential-role-for-the-nod1-variant-rs6958571-in-gram-positive-blood-stream-infection-in-elbw-infants
#7
Venkatesh Sampath, Neil Mulrooney, Aloka L Patel, Jonathan Cohen, Liyun Zhang, Jeffery Garland, Pascal M Lavoie, John Dagle, Pippa Simpson
BACKGROUND: The genetic basis of sepsis susceptibility in preterm infants remains understudied. Herein, we investigated the nucleotide binding-oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor (NLR) family of immune receptors as putative loci for preterm sepsis susceptibility. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in NLR genes are associated with blood stream infections (BSI) in premature infants. METHODS: An international cohort of infants with gestational age (GA) <35 weeks were genotyped for SNPs in the ATG16L1, CARD8, NLRP3, NOD2, and NOD1 genes...
August 3, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684649/neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-or-very-low-birth-weight-infants-over-a-decade-from-queen-mary-hospital-hong-kong-comparison-with-the-vermont-oxford-network
#8
Y Y Chee, M Sc Wong, R Ms Wong, K Y Wong
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of local data on neonatal outcomes of preterm/very-low-birth-weight infants in Hong Kong. This study aimed to evaluate the survival rate on discharge and morbidity of preterm/very-low-birth-weight infants (≤29+6 weeks and/or birth weight <1500 g) over a decade at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, so as to provide centre-specific data for prenatal counselling and to benchmark these results against the Vermont Oxford Network. METHODS: Standardised perinatal/neonatal data were collected for 449 infants with gestational age of 23+0 to 29+6 weeks and/or birth weight of <1500 g who were born at Queen Mary Hospital between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2014...
July 7, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667191/providing-active-antenatal-care-depends-on-the-place-of-birth-for-extremely-preterm-births-the-epipage-2-cohort-study
#9
Caroline Diguisto, François Goffinet, Elsa Lorthe, Gilles Kayem, Jean-Christophe Roze, Pascal Boileau, Babak Khoshnood, Valérie Benhammou, Bruno Langer, Loic Sentilhes, Damien Subtil, Elie Azria, Monique Kaminski, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Laurence Foix-L'Hélias
Survival rates of infants born before 25 weeks of gestation are low in France and have not improved over the past decade. Active perinatal care increases these infants' likelihood of survival. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify factors associated with active antenatal care, which is the first step of proactive perinatal care in extremely preterm births. METHODS: The population included 1020 singleton births between 22(0/6) and 26(0/6) weeks of gestation enrolled in the Etude Epidémiologique sur les Petits Ages Gestationnels 2 study, a French national population-based cohort of very preterm infants born in 2011...
June 30, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658720/enteral-lactoferrin-supplementation-for-prevention-of-sepsis-and-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-preterm-infants
#10
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/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
#11
REVIEW
Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457816/interventions-to-prevent-stillbirth
#12
REVIEW
Jessica M Page, Robert M Silver
Stillbirth is one of the most distressing complications of pregnancy and still occurs far too frequently. The rate of stillbirth has been decreasing worldwide but room for improvement remains even in high-income countries. Risk factors for stillbirth have been identified in an effort to detect those women at increased risk. However, risk factors are non-specific and do not identify most stillbirths. Strategies employed to screen the general population such as assessment of fetal activity, fetal growth screening and biomarkers have also been used to identify increased risk for stillbirth...
June 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22284156/vaginal-progesterone-in-women-with-an-asymptomatic-sonographic-short-cervix-in-the-midtrimester-decreases-preterm-delivery-and-neonatal-morbidity-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis-of-individual-patient-data
#13
REVIEW
Roberto Romero, Kypros Nicolaides, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Ann Tabor, John M O'Brien, Elcin Cetingoz, Eduardo Da Fonseca, George W Creasy, Katharina Klein, Line Rode, Priya Soma-Pillay, Shalini Fusey, Cetin Cam, Zarko Alfirevic, Sonia S Hassan
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the use of vaginal progesterone in asymptomatic women with a sonographic short cervix (≤ 25 mm) in the midtrimester reduces the risk of preterm birth and improves neonatal morbidity and mortality. STUDY DESIGN: Individual patient data metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials. RESULTS: Five trials of high quality were included with a total of 775 women and 827 infants. Treatment with vaginal progesterone was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of preterm birth <33 weeks (relative risk [RR], 0...
February 2012: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603716/optimizing-nutrition-in-preterm-low-birth-weight-infants-consensus-summary
#14
REVIEW
R Kishore Kumar, Atul Singhal, Umesh Vaidya, Saswata Banerjee, Fahmina Anwar, Shashidhar Rao
Preterm birth survivors are at a higher risk of growth and developmental disabilities compared to their term counterparts. Development of strategies to lower the complications of preterm birth forms the rising need of the hour. Appropriate nutrition is essential for the growth and development of preterm infants. Early administration of optimal nutrition to preterm birth survivors lowers the risk of adverse health outcomes and improves cognition in adulthood. A group of neonatologists, pediatricians, and nutrition experts convened to discuss and frame evidence-based recommendations for optimizing nutrition in preterm low birth weight (LBW) infants...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634578/neonatal-venous-thromboembolism
#15
REVIEW
Kristina M Haley
Neonates are the pediatric population at highest risk for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and the incidence of VTE in the neonatal population is increasing. This is especially true in the critically ill population. Several large studies indicate that the incidence of neonatal VTE is up almost threefold in the last two decades. Central lines, fluid fluctuations, sepsis, liver dysfunction, and inflammation contribute to the risk profile for VTE development in ill neonates. In addition, the neonatal hemostatic system is different from that of older children and adults...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642139/clinical-characteristics-and-epidemiology-of-sepsis-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-the-era-of-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-a-retrospective-review
#16
Dawood Yusef, Tala Shalakhti, Samah Awad, Hana'a Algharaibeh, Wasim Khasawneh
BACKGROUND: Sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) remains one of the most significant causes of morbidity and mortality, especially for preterm newborns. Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) are emerging as important pathogens that cause neonatal sepsis in NICU. Therefore, studying the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcome caused by MDROs vs. non-MDROs, and identifying risk factors that may predispose patients to sepsis by MDROs are important. METHODS: Episodes of blood culture-proven sepsis (age: 0-90 days) in the NICU at our institution from January 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571020/optimising-intravenous-volume-resuscitation-of-the-newborn-in-the-delivery-room-practical-considerations-and-gaps-in-knowledge
#17
Daragh Finn, Charles C Roehr, C Anthony Ryan, Eugene M Dempsey
Volume resuscitation (VR) for the treatment of newborn shock is a rare but potentially lifesaving intervention. Conducting clinical studies to assess the effectiveness of VR in the delivery room during newborn stabilization is challenging. We review the available literature and current management guidelines to determine which infants will benefit from VR, the frequency of VR, and the choice of agents used. In addition, the potential role for placental transfusion in the prevention of newborn shock is explored...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475099/vaginal-examination-vs-cervical-length-which-is-superior-in-predicting-preterm-birth
#18
Merav Sharvit, Reut Weiss, Yael Ganor Paz, Keren Tzadikevitch Geffen, Netanella Danielli Miller, Tal Biron-Shental
OBJECTIVE: To compare the predictive value of preterm birth (PTB) by transvaginal sonographic cervical length (CL) measurement to digital examination of the cervix (Bishop score - BS), in patients with premature contractions (PC) and intact membranes. DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel. POPULATION: Women at 24-34 weeks of gestation who were hospitalized with PC and intact membranes...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593875/intrauterine-growth-restriction-and-placental-gene-expression-in-severe-preeclampsia-comparing-early-onset-and-late-onset-forms
#19
Jaana Nevalainen, Sini Skarp, Eeva-Riitta Savolainen, Markku Ryynänen, Jouko Järvenpää
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate placental gene expression in severe early- or late-onset preeclampsia with intrauterine growth restriction compared to controls. STUDY DESIGN: Chorionic villus sampling was conducted after cesarean section from the placentas of five women with early- or late-onset severe preeclampsia and five controls for each preeclampsia group. Microarray analysis was performed to identify gene expression differences between the groups. RESULTS: Pathway analysis showed over-representation of gene ontology (GO) biological process terms related to inflammatory and immune response pathways, platelet development, vascular development, female pregnancy and reproduction in early-onset preeclampsia...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562302/trends-in-patent-ductus-arteriosus-diagnosis-and-management-for-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#20
Samantha Ngo, Jochen Profit, Jeffrey B Gould, Henry C Lee
OBJECTIVE: To examine yearly trends of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) diagnosis and treatment in very low birth weight infants. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of very low birth weight infants (<1500 g) between 2008 and 2014 across 134 California hospitals, we evaluated PDA diagnosis and treatment by year of birth. Infants were either inborn or transferred in within 2 days after delivery and had no congenital abnormalities. Intervention levels for treatment administered to achieve ductal closure were categorized as none, pharmacologic (indomethacin or ibuprofen), both pharmacologic intervention and surgical ligation, or ligation only...
April 2017: Pediatrics
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