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de Pipaón Marcos Miguel Sáenz - - 2012
Abstract Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether acquisition of normal stooling pattern is associated with full enteral feeding and growth. Study design: This is a prospective observational study of infants with a gestational age of <28 weeks (n=121). All infants admitted to our unit during the ...
Maron Jill L - - 2012
The current practice in newborn medicine is to subjectively assess when a premature infant is ready to feed by mouth. When the assessment is inaccurate, the resulting feeding morbidities may be significant, resulting in long-term health consequences and millions of health care dollars annually. We hypothesized that the developmental maturation ...
Crowe Linda - - 2012
One of the most challenging milestones for preterm infants is the acquisition of safe and efficient feeding skills. The majority of healthy full term infants are born with skills to coordinate their suck, swallow and respiration. However, this is not the case for preterm infants who develop these skills gradually ...
Shad Jimmy J Department of General Surgery, People's College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre Bhopal, Bhopal, - - 2012
There are several human atavisms that reflect our common genetic heritage with other mammals. One of the most striking is the existence of the rare 'true human tail'. It is a rare event with fewer than 40 cases reported in the literature. The authors report a case of an infant ...
Jones Nancy Aaron - - 2011
The purpose of the present study was to examine newborns' behavioral and physiological reactions to the cry of another infant (labeled a reactive cry). 101 newborns of depressed (N=40) and non-depressed (N=61) mothers were assessed on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS, Brazelton and Nugent, 1995) and 89 of ...
Arusei Roselyne Jelimo - - 2011
There are limited longitudinal data from developing countries on early infant feeding and growth patterns. In Kenya only 34.8% of infants are exclusively breastfed at 2 months. This finding is of concern, and further understanding of infant feeding and growth patterns is important. To determine the feeding and growth patterns ...
Barbosa Andréa Lopes AL Unidade Neonatal, Maternidade Escola Assis Chateaubriand, Fortaleza, Hospital Geral de Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. - - 2011
This study investigated which physiological parameters change when endotracheal and upper airway suctioning is performed immediately before, immediately after and five minutes after this procedure is performed in newborns hospitalized in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is a quantitative and longitudinal study, before and after type, performed in ...
Middlemiss Wendy W University of North Texas, TX, USA. - - 2012
This study examines change in the synchrony between mothers' and infants' physiology as 25 infants (11 males; 4 to 10 months of age) participate in a 5-day inpatient sleep training program in which they learn to self-settle through extinction of crying responses during the transition to sleep. The mothers' and ...
Tzifa Aphrodite - - 2011
Percutaneous upsizing of surgically placed Blalock-Taussig shunts is an uncommon practice. We report the case of an 8-month-old infant with single-ventricle physiology, who - due to comorbidities - was deemed unsuitable to proceed with Glenn operation. The 3.5-millimetre Blalock-Taussig shunt was stented successfully with a 5-millimetre pre-mounted stent, resulting in ...
Vargo Lyn - - 2011
The Management of Hypotension in the Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infant: Guideline for Practice, developed by Lyn Vargo, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, and Istvan Seri, MD, PhD, in 2011 under the auspices of the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, focuses on the challenging topic of clinical management of systemic hypotension in the very ...
Apter Gisèle - - 2011
Pregnancy is the time during which physiological and psychological preparation for motherhood takes place. It has long been considered a blessed time, free of psychiatric disorders. However, there is now strong evidence that major depressive disorder may occur not only after birth but even during the prepartum. Most often, mental ...
Schuetze Pamela P Department of Psychology, Buffalo State College, United States. - - 2011
The primary purpose of this study was to examine pathways from prenatal cigarette exposure to physiological regulation at 2 months of age. Specifically, we explored the possibility that any association between prenatal cigarette exposure and infant physiological regulation was moderated by fetal growth, prenatal or postnatal environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) ...
Feldman Ruth - - 2011
Animal studies demonstrated the powerful impact of maternal-infant social contact on the infant's physiological systems, yet the online effects of social interactions on the human infant's physiology remain poorly understood. Mothers and their 3-month old infants were observed during face-to-face interactions while cardiac output was collected from mother and child. ...
Terao Kyoichi - - 2011
We hypothesize that the connections between the hematopoietic bone marrow and middle ear is a potential cause of childhood otogenic meningitis. Although it is known that there is a causal relationship between otitis media and bacterial meningitis, the relationship has never been satisfactorily established. Human fetal and infant temporal bones ...
Grassley Jane S - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of storytelling as a foundation for communicating with grandmothers about breastfeeding. The benefits of storytelling are applied to an analysis of infant-feeding stories that grandmothers told during a focus group study conducted by the authors. Thirty-five grandmothers participated in the ...
Jaremko Jacob L - - 2011
Imaging of meningitis in neonates and infants is not routine, but is frequent for complications. Aside from tuberculosis and herpesvirus, imaging findings related to most responsible pathogens are thought to be nonspecific, but few studies exist. We reviewed the imaging features of complicated meningitis in infants and neonates at our ...
Levent Fatma - - 2010
Group B streptococcal (GBS) meningitis is diagnosed less frequently than in the 1970s and 1980s. There are few contemporary data regarding outcomes from GBS meningitis and factors that might predict an adverse outcome. A retrospective evaluation was conducted of term and near-term infants (≥36 weeks' gestation) with GBS meningitis hospitalized ...
Bingham Peter M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Some premature infants require prolonged tube-feeding, beyond term equivalent gestational age. Tools that could prospectively identify such infants from among otherwise healthy patients are needed. We examined how well the Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS) predicts premature infants' transition from tube to oral feeding. DESIGN: Data from a ...
Byington Carrie L CL Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. - - 2011
To describe the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) profiles of febrile infants aged 1 to 90 days with negative bacterial culture test results and negative results for enteroviruses with polymerase chain reaction. Statistical analysis of a retrospective cohort. CSF profiles from 823 infants with negative test results for infection were analyzed. For ...
Dewan Maya M Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2010
To determine whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) enterovirus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of febrile neonates is associated with a shorter hospital length of stay (LOS). Retrospective cohort study. Urban tertiary care children's hospital emergency department. Febrile infants 56 days or younger evaluated by means of lumbar puncture. Performance of CSF ...
Shah Samir S SS Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. - - 2011
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein values decline over the first few months of life as the infant's blood-CSF barrier matures. However, published studies differ in the reported rate, timing, and magnitude of this decline. To quantify the age-related changes in CSF protein concentration and to determine accurate, age-specific reference values for ...
Liu Zhuo-Hao - - 2010
OBJECT: The management of subdural empyema (SDE) has been debated in the literature for decades. Craniotomy and bur hole drainage have been shown to achieve a favorable outcome. However, there is a lack of comparative data for these modes of management of SDE subsequent to meningitis in infants. METHODS: The ...
Nzeh Donald - - 2010
Infantile meningitis is a clinical diagnosis. However, suspicion of its complications may warrant further investigations; and transfrontanelle ultrasound is a reliable and cheap way to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonography in diagnosing the complications of infantile meningitis. This is a retrospective study of the transfrontanelle ultrasound findings in 40 infants ...
Berardi A - - 2010
Neonatal bacterial meningitis (NM) continues to be a serious disease with an unchanging rate of adverse outcome of 20-60%, despite a worldwide decline in mortality. The 3 major pathogens in developed countries are: Group B streptococcus, gram negative rods and Lysteria monocytogenes. Signs and symptoms of NM may be subtle, ...
Siedler Kai - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Influenza causes proportionately more hospitalizations and deaths in infants in their first year of life than in older children. Oseltamivir is an effective treatment for childhood influenza, but few data are available in infants <1 year. METHODS: Medical records of infants <1 year admitted to hospital during the influenza ...
Mintegi Santiago - - 2010
We included 685 consecutive previously healthy well appearing infants younger than 3 months with fever without known source admitted to an Emergency Department without routinely performing lumbar punctures (LP). LP was performed in 198 infants. Of these, 36 (18.1%) showed pleocytosis. Two infants less than 15 days were diagnosed with ...
Aletayeb Mohammad Hasan - - 2010
Bacterial meningitis is a devastating infection with a high mortality rate, especially in neonates. The aim of this study was to determine the causative agents that cause bacterial meningitis in Khuzestan province in the south-western region of Iran. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out from 1997 to 2007 at ...
Claudius Ilene - - 2010
Fever is defined as a rectal temperature greater than 38.0 degrees C (>100.4 degrees F). A recently documented fever at home should be considered the same as a fever in the ED and should be managed similarly. All febrile infants younger than 28 days should receive a "full sepsis workup" ...
Kestenbaum Lori A LA MSCE, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Room 1526 (North Campus), 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2010
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) white blood cell (WBC) counts for neonates and young infants are usually interpreted on the basis of values reported in reference texts or handbooks; however, current reference texts either present normal CSF parameters without citation or cite studies with significant limitations. The objective of this study was ...
Clifford Vanessa - - 2010
The significance of Ureaplasma species as pathogens in neonatal meningitis remains contentious. Using an illustrative case of a premature infant with Ureaplasma parvum meningitis, confirmed by cerebrospinal fluid cultures and both specific and 16s rDNA polymerase chain reaction, we discuss the epidemiology of Ureaplasma species, the difficulties involved in diagnosis ...
Ancalle Ingrid M - - 2010
Invasive Candida infection is an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality in the neonatal intensive care unit. Neonatal candidemia occurs in 4-15% of extremely low birth weight infants. Meningitis occurs in 5-9% of patients with candidemia. A few infants with Candida meningitis (4%) present ventriculitis or brain abscess. We ...
McMullan Brendan - - 2009
Meningococcus is a well known cause of meningitis and septicaemia. It is less well known as a cause of arthritis. This case report describes an infant with meningococcal arthritis and with further discussion of the role of meningococcal serogroup W135 in disease, as well as current and future immunisation strategies.
Shin Seung Han - - 2009
Differentiation of serious bacterial infection (SBI) from self-limiting viral illness in febrile infants younger than three months is a significant challenge for clinicians. We aimed to assess the risk factors for SBI in febrile infants. Data were obtained from 221 infants younger than three months who visited a single community ...
Ansong Annette K AK Department of Pediatrics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, - - 2009
Describe cerebrospinal fluid parameters in infants with culture-proven Group B streptococcal meningitis in the era of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis. Cohort study of the first lumbar puncture from 13,495 infants cared for at 150 neonatal intensive care units. We compared cerebrospinal fluid parameters [white blood cell count, red blood cell count, ...
Cooke Fiona J - - 2009
We present the first documented case of Salmonella enterica serotype Agona meningitis in a 6-day-old baby. S. enterica serotype Agona was isolated concurrently from infant cerebrospinal fluid and parental fecal samples, and Salmonella was isolated from breast milk. The role of breast milk in transmission of Salmonella enterica is discussed.
Suvarna J C - - 2009
"Tripod Sign" or "Amoss's Sign" is a sign of meningeal irritation. Although useful in diagnosing meningitis, it is not pathognomic and may be seen in a variety of clinical conditions. Infants < 1 year of age and immunocompromised individuals may not demonstrate signs of meningeal irritation. Since elicitation of the ...
Galiza Eva P - - 2009
Neonatal meningitis is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, and although mortality has declined in developed countries over the last two decades, improvement in morbidity has been less evident. This review focuses on recent advances in the management of neonatal meningitis and its implications for improved outcomes. Recent ...
Kiefer Autumn S - - 2009
A 20-day-old female infant developed fever. Sepsis evaluation revealed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis and a modestly decreased CSF glucose. After 48 hours of broad-spectrum antibiotics, the infant remained febrile. Repeat CSF analysis showed increased pleocytosis and a very low glucose value. Subsequently, a rectothecal fistula and sacral abnormalities were found, ...
Nudelman Yuliya - - 2009
Bacterial meningitis continues to be an important disease throughout the world and can be a life-threatening emergency if not suspected, appropriately diagnosed and managed expeditiously. The epidemiology of bacterial meningitis has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, primarily as a result of the introduction of conjugate vaccines against the ...
Pérez Solís David - - 2009
The relation between cellulitis and Group B streptococcus infection in newborns and small infants was first reported during the early 1980s and named cellulitis-adenitis syndrome. We report a case of a neonate with cellulitis-adenitis syndrome in an unusual location (retroauricular). A 21-day-old Caucasian female infant was brought to the emergency ...
Waites Ken B - - 2009
There is strong evidence from clinical and experimental animal studies that ureaplasmas can invade the amnionic sac and induce an inflammatory response resulting in chorioamnionitis, preterm labor and neonatal lung injury. The ability of Ureaplasma spp. and Mycoplasma hominis to cause pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis in newborns can no longer ...
Turner Mark A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Among preterm infants, high concentrations of inflammatory mediators in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are associated with poor outcome. Previous studies have not indicated whether CSF concentrations of inflammatory mediators are associated with important confounders such as gestational age. AIMS: To examine associations between CSF concentrations of inflammatory mediators and gestational ...
Sathish T - - 2008
AIM: Investigation of mixture-design impact on glutaminase production by isolated Bacillus sp. METHODS AND RESULTS: An augmented simplex centroid design was used to optimize a three (wheat bran, Bengal gram husk and palm seed fibre) component mixture for glutaminase production. Selected substrate materials showed impact on glutaminase production values at ...
Airede K I - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal bacterial meningitis is devastating, with attendant high mortality and neurological sequelae. We, therefore, aimed to delineate its current incidence, etiologic, clinical, laboratory spectra, and the effect of steroid therapy on the outcome. METHODOLOGY: Babies admitted from 1992 to 1995 in the Special Care Baby Unit of the University ...
Keller Merle - - 2008
Human toxocariasis can result from the inadvertent ingestion of embryonated eggs of Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati from environmental sources such as dirt, sand, or foods carrying contaminated soil. We report a case in an infant resulting in eosinophilic meningitis and prolonged fever. The case illustrates probable intrafamilial transmission, a ...
Smith P Brian PB Department of Pediatrics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. - - 2008
Cerebrospinal fluid parameters are of great importance in diagnosing meningitis, but normal values for preterm neonates are based on small, single-center studies. We sought to determine current values for preterm neonate cerebrospinal fluid parameters and assess the association of cerebrospinal fluid parameters with culture proven meningitis. We performed a cohort ...
Platnaris Antonios - - 2009
We report a very unusual case of meningoencephalitis due to Listeria monocytogenes in a 7-month-old immunocompetent boy. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture was initially negative, but was positive on the seventh day. The disease was complicated by seizures and hydrocephalus managed with temporary ventriculostomy. The infant was discharged without obvious neurological ...
Mhanna Maroun J - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Lumbar puncture can be an essential part of the septic work-up in premature infants who are at risk for sepsis and meningitis. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) values for cell counts, protein concentrations, and glucose concentrations in children and full-term infants are well established. CSF values in premature infants, however, have ...
Berkun Y - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical and laboratory features of acute otitis media (AOM) in infants younger than 2 months, to look for factors predicting bacterial otitis, and to evaluate the accuracy of AOM diagnosis among paediatricians. METHODS: The study population comprised a cohort of 277 hospitalised infants up to 61 ...
Itaya Hiroshi - - 2008
We previously reported on the secretion of Streptomyces mobaraensis transglutaminase by Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC13869 (formerly classified as Brevibacterium lactofermentum). In the present work, we investigated whether any other coryneform bacteria showed higher productivity than C. glutamicum ATCC13869. We found that most coryneform species secreted pro-transglutaminase efficiently. Moreover, we confirmed that ...
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