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Impact of Time to Neonatal Transport on Outcomes of Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Neonatal Medicine, Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital, Izumi, Osaka, Japan.

Objective:  To assess effects of neonatal transport on transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) in outborn term neonates.

Study Design:  This retrospective cohort study included 66 term neonates diagnosed with TTN and transported to the Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit between January 2003 and March 2018. A multivariate logistic regression analysis identified perinatal and neonatal transport factors associated with adverse short-term outcomes defined as mechanical ventilation >48 hours, continuous positive airway pressure >72 hours, pulmonary hemorrhage, and requirement for inhaled nitric oxide, thoracentesis, or surfactant replacement therapy. Read More

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December 2018

Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge of and Self-Efficacy in Breastfeeding Counseling.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Division of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

Objective:  Sound breastfeeding (BF) knowledge among health professionals is vital for proper institutional support of BF mothers. This study aims to measure both BF knowledge and self-efficacy (SE) of pediatric nurses in supporting BF and to determine their associated factors.

Study Design:  A cross-sectional study was conducted in Mansoura University Children's Hospital and Mansoura New General Hospital during the period from January to March 2017. Read More

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December 2018

Distribution of Late-Onset Neonatal Sepsis Pathogens Differs in Inpatient and Outpatient Settings.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Objective:  We sought to examine pathogen distribution and clinical presentation of late-onset sepsis (LOS) at an urban tertiary care center.

Study Design:  We performed a retrospective review of all culture-confirmed cases of LOS presenting to our institution from 2013 to 2017. Medical records were evaluated for demographic information, sepsis risk factors, encounter location, and clinical outcome. Read More

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December 2018

Inhaled Epoprostenol for Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment in Neonates: A 12-Year Experience.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, CHU de Québec, Université Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada.

Background:  Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) occurs in 10% of neonatal respiratory insufficiency. To selectively reduce pulmonary vascular resistance, several treatments have been tried. Inhaled epoprostenol (iPGI) has been used for 12 years in our institution for the management of refractory PPHN despite the gaps in the literature to support this use. Read More

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December 2018

Neonatal exposure to a glyphosate-based herbicide alters the histofunctional differentiation of the ovaries and uterus in lambs.

Mol Cell Endocrinol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Instituto de Salud y Ambiente del Litoral (ISAL), Facultad de Bioquímica y Ciencias Biológicas, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina. Electronic address:

The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of oral and subcutaneous exposure to a glyphosate-based herbicide (GBH) on the female reproductive system, specifically in the ovaries and uterus of prepubertal lambs. To this end, ewe lambs were exposed to a s.c. Read More

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December 2018

Maternal vaccination with a novel chimeric glycoprotein formulated with a polymer-based adjuvant provides protection from human parainfluenza virus type 3 in newborn lambs.

Antiviral Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E3, Canada; Microbiology & Immunology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E3, Canada. Electronic address:

Human parainfluenza virus 3 (PIV3) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are major causative agents of serious respiratory tract illness in newborns and infants. Maternal vaccination could be a promising approach to provide immediate protection against severe PIV3 and RSV infection in young infants. Previously, we demonstrated that maternal immunization with a subunit vaccine consisting of the RSV fusion (F) protein formulated with TriAdj, an adjuvant consisting of poly(I:C), immune defense regulatory peptide and polyphosphazene, protects newborn lambs from RSV. Read More

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December 2018

Multisensory Logic of Infant-Directed Aggression by Males.

Cell 2018 Dec;175(7):1827-1841.e17

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. Electronic address:

Newborn mice emit signals that promote parenting from mothers and fathers but trigger aggressive responses from virgin males. Although pup-directed attacks by males require vomeronasal function, the specific infant cues that elicit this behavior are unknown. We developed a behavioral paradigm based on reconstituted pup cues and showed that discrete infant morphological features combined with salivary chemosignals elicit robust male aggression. Read More

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December 2018

Age-related distribution and dynamics of T-cells in blood and lymphoid tissues of goats.

Dev Comp Immunol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Laboratory of Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Neonatal mammals have increased disease susceptibility and sub-optimal vaccine responses. This raises problems in both humans and farm animals. The high prevalence of paratuberculosis in goats and the lack of an effective vaccine against it have a strong impact on the dairy sector, and calls for vaccines optimized for the neonatal immune system. Read More

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December 2018

Prevalence, mortality and risk factors associated with very low birth weight preterm infants: an analysis of 33 years.

J Pediatr (Rio J) 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Hospital São Lucas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Pediatria e Saúde da Criança, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Objective: To assess the prevalence, mortality and risk factors associated with the birth of very low birth weight preterm infants over a period of 33 years.

Methods: Four cross-sectional studies were analyzed, using data from perinatal interviews of birth cohorts in the city of Pelotas collected in 1982, 1993, 2004, and 2015. Based on perinatal questionnaires, anthropometric measurements of newborns and death certificates were analyzed to obtain the prevalence rate, neonatal mortality, and risk factors (maternal age, income and type of delivery) for very low birth weight. Read More

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December 2018

Unwinding old habits: deimplementation of treatment regimens for patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants.

Authors:
William E Benitz

J Pediatr (Rio J) 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Palo Alto, United States. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Current Resources for Evidence-Based Practice, January 2019.

Authors:
Marit L Bovbjerg

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

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December 2018

CD71+VISTA+ erythroid cells promote the development and function of regulatory T cells through TGF-β.

PLoS Biol 2018 Dec 14;16(12):e2006649. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Cell-surface transferrin receptor (CD71+) erythroid cells are abundant in newborns with immunomodulatory properties. Here, we show that neonatal CD71+ erythroid cells express significant levels of V-domain Immunoglobulin (Ig) Suppressor of T Cell Activation (VISTA) and, via constitutive production of transforming growth factor (TGF)- β, play a pivotal role in promotion of naïve CD4+ T cells into regulatory T cells (Tregs). Interestingly, we discovered that CD71+VISTA+ erythroid cells produce significantly higher levels of TGF-β compared to CD71+VISTA- erythroid cells and CD71+ erythroid cells from the VISTA knock-out (KO) mice. Read More

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December 2018

Overestimation of an outbreak of Enterobacter cloacae in a neonatal intensive care unit in Germany, 2015.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch-Institute, Germany.

Background: In August 2015 seventeen neonates with Enterobacter (E.) cloacae colonisation were identified in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Germany. Two developed severe brain abscesses. Read More

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December 2018

Decrease in American birth rates makes it imperative for the United States to implement state mandated fertility coverage.

J Med Econ 2018 Dec 14:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

a McGill University Reproductive Center , 888 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East , Montréal , QC H2L 4S8 , Quebec , Canada.

In recent years, the prevalence of infertility has increased due to delayed child bearing and increase in the rate of male infertility. Given the high cost of fertility treatment, this option is not valid for families with low income, and those who can afford it usually choose to have multiple embryo transfers, which has led to an increase in multiple birth rates and increase in the cost of perinatal care. Due to the expected increase in infertility and decrease in the national live birth rate, the United States should set a plan to fund infertility treatment and lead a policy for single embryo transfer. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of high frequency oscillatory high flow nasal cannula on carbon dioxide clearance in a premature infant lung model: A bench study.

Pediatr Pulmonol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Objective: This study compared CO clearance in a premature infant lung model connected to a high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) system supplied with oscillatory versus non-oscillatory flow.

Design/methods: The lung model was set to compliance 1.0 mL/cmH O, RR 60 breaths/min, and 6 mL tidal volume. Read More

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December 2018

A homozygous MITF mutation leads to familial Waardenburg syndrome type 4.

Am J Med Genet A 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, The Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a genetic disorder characterized by hearing loss and pigmentary abnormalities with variable penetrance. Though heterozygous mutations in MITF are a major cause for Waardenburg syndrome type 2 (WS2), homozygous mutations in this gene and the associated phenotype have been rarely characterized. In this study, we identified a novel p. Read More

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December 2018
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Added value of chromosomal microarray analysis above conventional karyotyping in stillbirth work-up: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

BCNatal. Barcelona Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (Hospital Clínic and Hospital Sant Joan de Deu), Institut Clínic de Ginecologia, Obstetricia i Neonatologia Fetal i+D Fetal Medicine Research Center, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Objective: To establish the added value of chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) above normal karyotyping to assess the genetic causes of stillbirth.

Methods: A systematic search was performed to identify relevant studies published in English and Spanish using PubMed, SCOPUS and ISI Web of Knowledge databases, The Cochrane Library and PROSPERO database for meta-analysis, without publication time restrictions. Case-series of fetal losses ≥ 20 weeks of gestation, assessed by CMA with at least 5 subjects analyzed. Read More

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December 2018

Dishonesty in health care practice: A behavioral experiment on upcoding in neonatology.

Health Econ 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Business Administration and Health Care Management, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Dishonest behavior significantly increases the cost of medical care provision. Upcoding of patients is a common form of fraud to attract higher reimbursements. Imposing audit mechanisms including fines to curtail upcoding is widely discussed among health care policy-makers. Read More

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December 2018

History-indicated cervical cerclage in the management of twin pregnancy.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Objectives: Cervical cerclage when performed in twin gestation has been reported to be associated with poor outcome. However, the role of first-trimester history-indicated cerclage among women with twin pregnancy and a prior history of preterm birth has not been studied. We aimed to assess pregnancy outcomes among women with twin pregnancy who underwent first-trimester history-indicated cervical cerclage compared to expectant management. Read More

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December 2018
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Early intervention following neonatal stroke: closer towards targeted therapy.

Authors:
Lucy Alderson

Dev Med Child Neurol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Physiotherapy Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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December 2018

Evidence-based skin care in preterm infants.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California.

Most guidelines on neonatal skin care emphasize issues pertaining to healthy, term infants. Few address the complex task of skin barrier maintenance in preterm, very preterm, and extremely preterm infants. Here, we provide an evidence-based review of the literature on skin care of preterm neonates. Read More

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December 2018
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Developmental exposure to psychostimulant primes activity-dependent gene induction in frontal cortex.

Dev Neurobiol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Unit on Neural Circuits and Adaptive Behaviors, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20892, USA.

Perinatal neurodevelopment involves extensive formation of neural connections and onset of activity-dependent gene expression for synaptic function and plasticity. Exposure to psychostimulants at this stage imposes significant risks for developing cognitive and affective disorders later in life. However, how developmental exposure to psychostimulants may induce long lasting molecular changes relevant to neural circuit function remains incompletely understood. Read More

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December 2018

Maternal probiotic supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 12;12:CD012519. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington VT, USA.

Background: Inflammation may contribute to preterm birth and to morbidity of preterm infants. Preterm infants are at risk for alterations in the normal protective microbiome. Oral probiotics administered directly to preterm infants have been shown to decrease the risk for severe necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) as well as the risk of death, but there are safety concerns about administration of probiotics directly to preterm infants. Read More

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December 2018

What is a hemodynamically significant PDA in preterm infants?

Congenit Heart Dis 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Fetal and Neonatal Institute, Division of Neonatology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

Objective: There is no consensus on the definition of a hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA). In this review article, our objective is to discuss the main variables that one should consider when determining the hemodynamic significance of a PDA.

Results: We describe the various approaches that have been utilized over time to define an hsPDA and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each echocardiographic index. Read More

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December 2018

Neuroanatomical correlates of sensory deficits in children with neonatal arterial ischemic stroke.

Dev Med Child Neurol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Aim: Our aim was to characterize the sensory processing outcome following neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) and identify neuroanatomical correlates of abnormal sensory processing.

Method: We evaluated children with NAIS longitudinally at 12 months, 18 months, and/or 30 months in areas of cognitive, motor, and language development. We gathered sensory processing data using the Sensory Profile-2 Caregiver Questionnaire. Read More

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December 2018

Excessive Gestational Weight Gain.

J Midwifery Womens Health 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with an increasing incidence of maternal and neonatal complications, including hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, fetal macrosomia, and increased cesarean birth rates. In the United States, it is recommended that health care providers use an individualized approach to counsel a woman about pregnancy weight gain goals that is based on the woman's initial body mass index (BMI) and to track GWG throughout the pregnancy by evaluating maternal weight at each visit. Studies have shown that women entering pregnancy with a higher BMI are at increased risk for excessive GWG and postpartum weight retention. Read More

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December 2018

Clinical implementation of gene panel testing for lysosomal storage diseases.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Paediatric Neurology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: The diagnostic workup in patients with a clinical suspicion of lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) is often difficult due to the variability in the clinical phenotype. The gold standard for diagnosis of LSDs consists of enzymatic testing. However, due to the sequential nature of this methodology and inconsistent genotype-phenotype correlations of certain LSDs, finding a diagnosis can be challenging. Read More

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December 2018

High- and Ultra-High definition of IR spectral histopathology gives an insight into chemical environment of lung metastases in breast cancer.

J Biophotonics 2018 Dec 12:e201800345. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Poland.

Using high- (HD) and ultra-high-definition (UHD) of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic imaging, we characterised spectrally pulmonary metastases in a murine model of breast cancer comparing them with histopathological results (H&E staining). This comparison showed excellent agreement between the methods in case of localisation of metastases with size below 1 mm and revealed that label-free HD and UHD IR spectral histopathology distinguish the type of neoplastic cells. We primary focused on differentiation between metastatic foci in the pleural cavity from cancer cells present in lung parenchyma and inflamed cells present in extracellular matrix of lungs due to growing of advanced metastases. Read More

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December 2018

Tinea faciei starting at day two of life.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Dermatology, Children's of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama.

Dermatophyte infections are exceedingly rare in neonates, possibly due to the thin stratum corneum and high sebum content of neonatal skin. Only a handful of cases of tinea faciei have been reported in neonates, with the majority of reports occuring in India. Here, we report what to our knowledge is the earliest reported presentation of tinea faciei in the United States. Read More

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December 2018
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Has doxycycline, in combination with anti-malarial drugs, a role to play in intermittent preventive treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in pregnant women in Africa?

Malar J 2018 Dec 14;17(1):469. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Unité Parasitologie et Entomologie, Département Microbiologie et Maladies Infectieuses, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, 19-21 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13005, Marseille, France.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Plasmodium falciparum malaria during pregnancy is responsible for deleterious consequences for the mother and her child. The administration of intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) at each antenatal care visit as early as 13 weeks of gestation until the time of delivery is a strategy that is currently recommended by WHO for the prevention of malaria in pregnancy. However, the emergence and the spread of the resistance to SP in Africa raise the question of the short-term effectiveness of the strategy. Read More

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December 2018

EMPATHIC-N in a Greek-Cypriot sample: confirming its factorial structure.

BMC Health Serv Res 2018 Dec 14;18(1):968. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Health Management Unit, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Background: Family-centered care has been receiving increased attention during the last decades and health professionals recognize family satisfaction with care as an important health indicator. The Empowerment of Parents in The Intensive Care-Neonatology (EMPATHIC-N) is a newly developed, yet empirically reliable and valid measure for the assessment of parental satisfaction with the care provided by Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). The present study aims to present the Greek version of the EMPATHIC-N and to confirm its factorial structure. Read More

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December 2018

Obstetric and perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancies conceived via assisted reproductive technology complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018 Dec 14;18(1):495. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Endocrine Research Center, Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Firouzeh St., South Vali- Asr Ave., Vali- Asr Sq., Tehran, 15937-16615, Iran.

Background: Growing evidence indicates that the risk of obstetric and perinatal outcomes is higher in women with assisted reproductive technology (ART). However, there is little known about pregnancy related complications and co-morbidity in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) following singleton pregnancies achieved by ART in comparison with spontaneous conception (SC).

Methods: Two hundred sixty singleton pregnant women conceived by ART and 314 pregnant women conceived by spontaneous conception (SC) were participated in this prospective cohort study. Read More

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December 2018

National Survey Of The Aetiological Assessment Service Of Permanent Childhood Hearing Loss In Ireland

Ir Med J 2018 09 10;111(8):804. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Paediatrics, St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny

Aim The Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening Programme (UNHS) was implemented nationally in 2014. All infants identified with permanent childhood hearing loss (PCHL) should have a paediatric assessment performed. This survey aimed to assess available paediatric services and to inform service development. Read More

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September 2018

Corticosteroid prophylaxis for fetal immaturity in a pregnant patient with atrial myxoma.

J Cardiol Cases 2016 Mar 19;13(3):67-69. Epub 2015 Sep 19.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, "G. D'Annunzio" University, Chieti, Pescara, Italy.

We report a case of a woman at 32nd gestational week, admitted for resting dyspnea, showing left atrial (LA) myxoma. Cardiac myxomas are the most common primary benign tumors of the heart. The incidence of cardiac myxomas diagnosed in pregnancy is extremely low. Read More

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Atretic aortic coarctation in a 32-year-old woman diagnosed after her third pregnancy, treated percutaneously using a covered stent.

J Cardiol Cases 2015 Dec 14;12(6):176-179. Epub 2015 Aug 14.

Cardiology, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

Atretic aortic coarctation is a severe form of coarctation of aorta, where there is loss of luminal communication at the site of aortic isthmus. We present a case of a 32-year-old woman who had long-standing, treatment-resistant hypertension. She had three pregnancies. Read More

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December 2015

A case report of aorto-pulmonary window in an infant born to a diabetic mother.

J Cardiol Cases 2015 Dec 14;12(6):173-175. Epub 2015 Aug 14.

NICU, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

Several studies have described the association between pre-gestational maternal diabetes and cardiac disease in the newborn. Infants of diabetic mothers have an increased incidence of congenital heart disease, reported between 3% and 6% compared to 0.8% of the general population. Read More

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December 2015

Anomalous origin of pulmonary branches from the ascending aorta. A report of five cases and review of the literature.

J Cardiol Cases 2015 Jan 29;11(1):1-6. Epub 2014 Oct 29.

Pediatric Cardiology Surgery Department, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología "Ignacio Chávez," Mexico City, Mexico.

The anomalous origin of pulmonary branches is a rare entity where, either the right or the left pulmonary arteries arise from the ascending aorta and where the aortic and pulmonary valves are separated. Clinical manifestations usually appear in the infant or, more rarely, in the newborn and include respiratory distress or congestive heart failure due to increased pulmonary resistance.The survival rate in an Indian series was 94% with the death of one patient from Fallot tetralogy. Read More

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January 2015

Association of Low Birthweight and Indoor Air Pollution: Biomass Fuel Use in Bangladesh.

J Health Pollut 2016 Sep 13;6(11):18-25. Epub 2016 Sep 13.

Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

Background: More than 90% of all low birthweight (LBW) babies are born in developing countries, and half of the population in developing nations uses solid fuels as their primary source of energy for cooking. An association between household use of solid biomass fuels and reduced newborn weight has been found in a number of countries. Bangladesh has a high prevalence of LBW babies (22%), and 88% of the population use solid fuels for cooking. Read More

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September 2016

Fatal cardiac anomaly of unguarded mitral orifice with asplenia syndrome.

J Cardiol Cases 2017 Jan 28;15(1):6-9. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Department of Pediatrics, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.

We report the case of a newborn baby with an unguarded mitral orifice associated with asplenia syndrome, double-outlet right ventricle, dysplastic tricuspid valve, and pulmonary stenosis. This case was accompanied by severe tricuspid regurgitation and severe right ventricular hypertrophy. The patient had a fatal clinical course due to severe hypoxia and congestive heart failure. Read More

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January 2017

Performance on Paladai Feeding of Preterm Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.

Indian J Pediatr 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Newborn Health Knowledge Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029, India.

Objective: To evaluate the feeding performance of infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) on paladai.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in a level III neonatal unit in North India from March through August 2012. Nineteen infants (27-32 wk of gestation) were enrolled; 9 in BPD group (oxygen requirement for at least 28 d) and 10 in 'No BPD' group. Read More

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December 2018
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A rare case of laryngeal cleft in association with VACTERL and malrotation.

Radiol Case Rep 2019 Mar 6;14(3):315-319. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell, 475 Seaview Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305, USA.

We report a rare case of a neonatal girl who presented with coughing and dyspnea immediately after feeds. At birth, she was noted to have an imperforate anus with a posterior fourchette fistula from which she was stooling. Initial imaging with radiography showed a normal bowel gas pattern; however, lumbar vertebral anomalies were noted. Read More

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March 2019
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Late onset neonatal acute kidney injury: results from the AWAKEN Study.

Pediatr Res 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Golisano Children's Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA.

Background: Most studies of neonatal acute kidney injury (AKI) have focused on the first week following birth. Here, we determined the outcomes and risk factors for late AKI (>7d).

Methods: The international AWAKEN study examined AKI in neonates admitted to an intensive care unit. Read More

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December 2018
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Paediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension: updates on definition, classification, diagnostics and management.

Eur Respir J 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Center for Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology, Beatrix Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Paediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) shares common features of adult disease, but is associated with several additional disorders and challenges that require unique approaches. This article discusses recent advances, ongoing challenges and distinct approaches for the care of children with PAH, as presented by the Paediatric Task Force of the 6th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension. We provide updates of the current definition, epidemiology, classification, diagnostics and treatment of paediatric PAH, and identify critical knowledge gaps. Read More

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December 2018

Double collecting system with ectopic ureterocele masquerading as an ovarian torsion.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):867-870

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hsin-Chu Br, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: Ureterocele in a duplex system is rare and commonly presented with urinary tract infection at neonatal age, infant or childhood. Symptomatic ureterocele in reproductive-age is a diagnostic challenge and should be highly awarded to avoid miss-diagnosis.

Case Report: An adolescent girl with right ectopic ureterocele presented as acute abdomen that mimicked ovarian torsion received emergent laparoscopic surgery. Read More

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December 2018

A case control study of risk factors and neonatal outcomes of preterm birth.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):814-818

Clinical Medical College, Yangzhou University, Yangzho, 225001, Jiangsu, China; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital, Yangzhou, 225001, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim is to examine risk factors and neonatal outcomes of preterm birth and to provide basis in preventing preterm birth.

Materials And Methods: we carried out our study on 1328 term controls and 1328 preterm birth cases. By using multivariable logistic regression procedures we estimated odds ratio (OR) of potential preterm birth risk factors. Read More

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December 2018
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Comprehensive analysis of oxidative stress markers and antioxidants status in preeclampsia.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):779-790

Department of Medical Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder in pregnant women, which can be the leading cause of maternal and neonatal death or premature birth. Although the cause of preeclampsia is still not clear, local or systemic oxidative stress may explain the pathological features associated with this complication. However, it is not clear whether oxidative stress is the cause or the result of preeclampsia. Read More

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December 2018

Music therapy intervention in cardiac autonomic modulation, anxiety, and depression in mothers of preterms: randomized controlled trial.

BMC Psychol 2018 Dec 13;6(1):57. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, GO, Brazil.

Background: Mothers of preterm infants often have symptoms of anxiety and depression, recognized as risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases and associated with low rates of heart rate variability (HRV). This study aimed to evaluate the influence of music therapy intervention on the autonomic control of heart rate, anxiety, and depression in mothers.

Methods: Prospective randomized clinical trial including 21 mothers of preterms admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary hospital, recruited from August 2015 to September 2017, and divided into control group (CG; n = 11) and music therapy group (MTG; n = 10). Read More

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December 2018

Parechovirus A Detection by a Comprehensive Approach in a Clinical Laboratory.

Viruses 2018 Dec 12;10(12). Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Medical Education and Research, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung 81362, Taiwan.

Parechovirus A (Human parechovirus, HPeV) causes symptoms ranging from severe neonatal infection to mild gastrointestinal and respiratory disease. Use of molecular approaches with RT-PCR and genotyping has improved the detection rate of HPeV. Conventional methods, such as viral culture and immunofluorescence assay, together with molecular methods facilitate comprehensive viral diagnosis. Read More

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December 2018
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Non-Contact, Simple Neonatal Monitoring by Photoplethysmography.

Sensors (Basel) 2018 Dec 10;18(12). Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Neonatology, San Carlos Clinical Hospital, Madrid 28040, Spain.

This paper presents non-contact vital sign monitoring in neonates, based on image processing, where a standard color camera captures the plethysmographic signal and the heart and breathing rates are processed and estimated online. It is important that the measurements are taken in a non-invasive manner, which is imperceptible to the patient. Currently, many methods have been proposed for non-contact measurement. Read More

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December 2018
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