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Munday J S - - 2003
Eight out of a litter of 13 puppies were either born dead or died within 48 hours of birth. Three puppies that died shortly after birth were necropsied. Two puppies had hemorrhage in the thoracic and peritoneal cavities, intestinal serosa, and meninges. The third puppy was smaller than the other ...
Rosen M - - 2003
Thrombotic microangiopathies may be initiated by a number of antecedent events. When presented with postpartum hemorrhage and unexplained thrombocytopenia, it is prudent to consider microangiopathic hemolytic anemia in the differential diagnosis. A 25-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, had an uncomplicated repeat Cesarean delivery at 38 weeks' gestation. She subsequently ...
Bates A W - - 2003
In 1672, François Bouchard reported the autopsy of a male infant discovered on public exhibition at Leiden. The findings of tetraphocomelia more severe in the upper limbs with reduction in the number and length of digits, hydrocephalus, bilateral cleft lip, micrognathia, and cryptorchidism are consistent with a diagnosis of Roberts ...
Wong K S - - 2003
The authors measured the presence and extent of asymptomatic microbleeds on gradient-recalled-echo MRI in 21 aspirin users who developed intracerebral hemorrhage and 21 aspirin users without history of intracerebral hemorrhage. Microbleeds were more frequent (19 vs 7, p < 0.001) and more extensive (mean number of microbleeds 13.3 vs 0.4, ...
Yokoyama Shunichi - - 2003
An 11-week-old male infant presented with intracerebral hemorrhage associated with coagulopathy manifesting as left hemiparesis, lethargy, and vomiting. Computed tomography demonstrated extensive right frontoparietal intracerebral hemorrhage extending into the ventricular system. Liver function tests revealed abnormal values of transaminases and bilirubin. Blood coagulation studies showed prolonged prothrombin time (PT) and ...
Kecskes Z - - 2003
AIM: To evaluate the incidence and outcome of all neonates with demonstrated fetomaternal hemorrhages > or = 20 ml and to assess possible predictors of large fetomaternal hemorrhage and outcome. METHODS: Retrospective data analysis 1987-2000. Clinical data included antenatal events, method of delivery, condition at birth, hematology results, treatment and ...
O'Neill J M D - - 2003
Case report of a neonate presenting within 1 h of birth with right side scrotal swelling and a dusky skin discoloration thought clinically to be a hydrocele or testicular torsion. Ultrasound examination demonstrated bilateral hydroceles, more prominent on the right, scrotal oedema and a perinephric loculated fluid collection secondary to ...
Horinek D - - 2003
The authors reviewed the most recent methods and approaches in the management of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in infants. Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in infants is associated with a high mortality and morbidity. The incidence of developmental delay, cerebral palsy, epilepsy end visual impairment in surviving children is variable. All treatments have significant drawbacks. ...
Fulia F - - 2003
This study was carried out to determine whether the administration of antithrombin III decreases the risk of intraventricular hemorrhage in premature infants. In a randomized study, 60 infants born before 30 weeks of gestation were assigned to receive a loading dose of antithrombin III or placebo. There was no significant ...
Tauscher M K - - 2003
The objective of this study was to investigate in a prospective study whether histological chorioamnionitis (ChA) is a risk factor predisposing for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and whether ICH is associated with a systemic fetal inflammation in preterm neonates with a gestational age <32 weeks. 106 neonates were studied; 20 (18.9%) ...
Duman Nuray - - 2003
Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with greater rates of premature deliveries, low birth weight, perinatal morbidity and mortality, and impaired intellectual development. It also causes a three-fold greater risk for intracranial hemorrhage in neonates. To our knowledge no neonatal case with intracranial hemorrhage and hematuria related to heavy maternal ...
Jee Sandra H - - 2002
Congenital arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) often present with congestive heart failure. Such pathologic vascular structures typically occur in cranial, hepatic, or pulmonary locations and are usually associated with overlying external visible, tactile, or audible abnormalities. These vascular anomalies may also be associated with such complications as thromboembolic events, coagulopathy, and localized ...
Csutak Rosalia - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Assessment of ventricular size still represents a challenge for two-dimensional cranial sonography. OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional (3D) volume acquisition and volume quantification are easily accomplished by an automatic scanning system without additional examination time. The development of a computer-assisted ultrasonic device will offer new perspectives for the quantification of ventricular volume. ...
Dyer Sara - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To report the occurrence of hemorrhagic gastritis after topical isopropanol application in an infant. CASE SUMMARY: A 2-year-old Hispanic boy developed coffee-ground emesis during emergency department evaluation for lethargy and fever. After an initial inconclusive workup for sepsis, further history revealed an isopropanol rubdown for fever reduction. Isopropanol concentrations ...
Asproudis I C - - 2002
PURPOSE: To estimate the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity and other ocular problems in a population of preterm infants. METHODS: This retrospective study included all infants with gestational age (GA) <32 weeks and birth weight (BW) <1500 g cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over a period ...
Deng Jing-Yang - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To explore surgical management of intracranial hemorrhage in infants. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of the clinical data of 22 infants with intracranial hemorrhage resulting from late-onset vitamin K-deficiency. RESULTS: All the patients were cured by surgical approach with minimal invasion for the clearance of intracranial hematoma, on ...
Feingold Ellen - - 2002
PURPOSE: To determine whether health-related quality of life (HRQL) in a cohort of adolescents who were born prematurely is related to the severity of brain ultrasound examination findings during the newborn period. METHODS: This study uses a historical, prospective methodology to investigate the 84 members of a cohort of infants ...
Dearborn Dorr G - - 2002
Between 1993 and 2000, 30 infants were hospitalized with acute pulmonary hemorrhage at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Most infants presented with severe pulmonary symptoms requiring intensive support, but a few infants had less severe hemorrhage. Three quarters of the patients required ventilator support and blood transfusions. Eleven ...
Murphy B P - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the natural history and predictors of outcome of posthaemorrhagic ventriculomegaly in the very low birthweight (VLBW) infant. METHODS: All VLBW infants admitted between September 1994 and September 1997 to the neonatal intensive care units of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston), Children's Hospital (Boston), and Christchurch Women's Hospital ...
Köksal Nilgün - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: In a prospective study at Uludag University Hospital, 120 premature infants with birthweights of 1500 g or less were screened for intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) using cranial ultrasound. With the purpose of studying the incidence of IVH, the associated risk factors for these neonates were considered. METHODS: We studied all ...
Heep A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHHC) following intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) in premature infants includes a fibroproliferative reaction leading to arachnoidal fibrosis, ultimately causing malresorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at the arachnoid villi. AIMS: To determine whether an increased concentration of the carboxyterminal propeptide of type I procollagen (PICP) in ...
Shankaran Seetha - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: We previously demonstrated that antenatal phenobarbital does not decrease the risk of intracranial hemorrhage or early death in premature infants. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of antenatal phenobarbital exposure on the neurodevelopmental outcome of premature infants born to women who were participating in ...
Gazzolo Diego - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether S100B protein may be useful in the early detection of intraventricular hemorrhage in asphyxiated term infants. DESIGN: Case-control study. PATIENTS: Twenty full-term newborns with intraventricular hemorrhage, 20 asphyxiated infants without intraventricular hemorrhage, and 80 normal newborns. INTERVENTIONS: Routine laboratory variables and neurologic patterns were assessed at ...
Acharya R - - 2002
Proximal migration of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is extremely rare. A medium pressure VP shunt was inserted in a 10-month-old infant suffering from severe hydrocephalus. One month later, complete migration of the shunt into the lateral ventricle was encountered. Possible causative mechanisms and the literature on this subject are briefly discussed.
Göpel Wolfgang - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: The 34Leu polymorphism of the factor XIII gene is associated with a low rate of brain infarction and a higher incidence of primary intracerebral hemorrhage in adults. We evaluated the effect of the polymorphism on the subsequent development of isolated intracranial hemorrhage and white matter disease in preterm infants ...
Mittendorf Robert - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether magnesium sulfate (MgSO(4)) exposure is associated with a reduced risk for neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). STUDY DESIGN: In a randomized, controlled trial, women in preterm labor were randomly assigned to receive MgSO(4), "other" tocolytic, or saline control. At delivery, we collected maternal antecubital and umbilical cord ...
Christiansen Stephen P - - 2002
PURPOSE: To study ocular outcomes in very low birth weight premature infants with intraventricular hemorrhage. METHODS: Parents of 490 consecutive very low birth weight (less than 1500 g) premature infants who were discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit of our hospital between 1994 and 1996 were asked to enroll ...
Baschat A A - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate relationships between neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage and altered brain blood flow in preterm growth-restricted fetuses. METHODS: One hundred and thirteen growth-restricted fetuses (birth weight < 10th centile and umbilical artery pulsatility index > two standard deviations above gestational age mean) which delivered prematurely (< 34.0 weeks) were studied. ...
Heuchan A M - - 2002
BACKGROUND: In 1995, large differences were identified in rates of grade 3-4 intraventricular/periventricular haemorrhage (major IVH) among neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network. Aims: To develop a predictive model for major IVH in order to allow risk adjustment for the variation in rates ...
Chamnanvanakij Sangkae - - 2002
White matter injury in premature infants with or without intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) remains an important cause of neonatal mortality and neurologic morbidity. The contribution of apoptosis to the cellular death in white matter injury in the preterm infant is unclear. The objective of this study was to determine whether apoptosis ...
Chien Li-Yin - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology, Version II (SNAP-II), improved prediction of severe (> or = grade III) intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and chronic lung disease (CLD) when compared to models using gestational age (GA) and traditional risk factors (e.g., Apgar score, small-for-gestational-age, sex, outborn status). STUDY ...
Aronis S - - 2002
AIM: To investigate whether the factor V Leiden mutation (FVL), the prothrombin gene G20210A variant or the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T genotype are risk factors for central nervous system (CNS) thrombosis or intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in neonates. METHODS: Thirteen full-term infants with cerebral infarct documented with magnetic resonance imaging were ...
Shimokawa Shoko - - 2002
In the past 20 years, 43 patients with congenital hydrocephalus underwent surgical treatment for hydrocephalus in our clinic (Myelomeningocele, Dandy-Walker syndrome, holoprosencephaly and hydranencephaly, which are frequently associated with dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, were excluded). The gestational stage at the onset of hydrocephalus was assessed on the basis of ...
van Bel F - - 2002
A poorly controlled cerebral circulation, caused by excessive production of nitric oxide, has been suggested as predisposing to peri/intraventricular haemorrhage (PIVH) in the immature neonate. It is hypothesized that a relation exists between plasma cyclic GMP (cGMP) as an effector of endogenous vasodilatory nitric oxide production and severity of PIVH. ...
Kahn Doron J - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the significance of neonatal thrombocytopenia and delivery method on the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage in infants weighing <1500 g. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 1283 infants weighing <1500 g who were admitted to six neonatal intensive care units over 21 months were analyzed prospectively. Illness severity was ...
de Vries L S - - 2002
Posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (PHVD) in very preterm infants carries a poor prognosis. As earlier studies have failed to show a benefit of early intervention, it is recommended that PHVD be first treated when head circumference is rapidly increasing and/or when symptoms of raised intracranial pressure develop. Infants with PHVD, admitted ...
Vinchon M - - 2001
The surgical treatment of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) in low-birth-weight infants (LBWI) is debated. In a few cases, hydrocephalus progresses rapidly and requires early drainage, but valves and ventriculostomy have a high rate of complications in the early phase. Temporary valveless shunt (VLS) is proposed as an alternative treatment of acute ...
Mataró M - - 2001
Hydrocephalus is an increase in cerebrospinal fluid volume that can be caused by a variety of etiologies. The most common connatal and acquired causes of hydrocephalus are spina bifida, aqueduct stenosis, and preterm low birthweight infants with ventricular hemorrhage. In general, the literature suggests mild neuropsychological deficits associated with hydrocephalus, ...
Sharif U - - 2001
Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia results from platelet-antigen incompatibility between mother and fetus, leading to antibody-mediated destruction of fetal platelets. With a prevalence of 1 in 1000 births, approximately 4000 infants born in the United States each year develop neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Ten to 20% of affected neonates develop intracranial hemorrhage, with ...
Biggio J R JR - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether prenatal sonographic findings in fetuses with open spina bifida can predict ambulatory potential and the need for postnatal shunt placement. STUDY DESIGN: Ongoing pregnancies complicated by isolated open spina bifida from January 1996 to March 2000 were studied retrospectively. Static images and reports generated every 3-4 ...
Thorp J A - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of perinatal factors that are associated with severe intracranial hemorrhage in a large and recent multicenter experience. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analyses of nonanomalous newborns who were admitted to 100 neonatal intensive care units from 23 to 34 6/7 weeks' ...
Lo P - - 2001
Shunt failure remains a disheartening complication of shunt surgery. The number of adjustable factors in attempting to reduce the rate is small. The clinical presentation and timing of shunt malfunction are well documented. Although the shunt design trials have been negative to date, valves have important effects that have not ...
Suh D C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracranial haemorrhage is not common in infants, with differences from adults in both aetiology and severity. The infantile CNS is more vulnerable because of incomplete hydrovenous maturation. We analyzed infantile intracranial haemorrhage mainly caused by structural brain lesions and discuss specific aetiologies with regard to haemodynamic characteristics. SUBJECTS ...
Hudgins R J - - 2001
For a variety of anatomic and physiologic reasons, premature infants, especially those of very low birth weight, are most likely to sustain an intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and subsequent posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH). When to initiate treatment and what that treatment should be remains controversial. This article discusses the pathophysiology and clinical ...
Kennedy C R - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: Posthemorrhagic ventricular dilation (PHVD) is a complication of intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm infants and is associated with a high risk of long-term disability. Furosemide and acetazolamide are used widely in the treatment of PHVD in the hope of avoiding the need for placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, but these ...
Paul D A - - 2001
The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between thyroxine (T4) and illness severity in a population of preterm infants. We investigated a cohort of infants with birth weights 1,500 g or less from a single level III neonatal intensive care unit who received a minimum of one ...
Davies M W - - 2001
This study aims to confirm the relationship between gestational age (GA) and transverse cerebellar diameter (TCD), to define the prediction of GA by TCD, and assess the reliability of TCD measurements. Infants were included in the study if they had a routine cranial ultrasound scan by day 3, and the ...
Al-Aweel I - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: Very low birth weight infants are vulnerable to hypotension and its associated complications. Vasopressors are used to raise blood pressure (BP), but indications for use are uncertain. Our objectives were (1) to study variations in BP stability among NICUs, (2) to investigate inter-NICU differences in vasopressor use, and (3) ...
Weintraub Z - - 2001
AIM: To examine the relation between grade III-IV periventricular/intraventricular haemorrhage (PVH/IVH) and antenatal exposure to tocolytic treatment in very low birthweight (VLBW) premature infants. STUDY DESIGN: The study population consisted of 2794 infants from the Israel National VLBW Infant Database, of gestational age 24-32 weeks, who had a cranial ultrasound ...
Futagi Y - - 2001
A male infant with congenital hydrocephalus who had undergone ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting at 3 days of life exhibited a diminished plantar grasp response (PGR) from 2 months of age, which had clearly recovered 3 months after a shunt revision at 6 months of age. The diminished PGR was the only ...
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