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van Vliet Elvira O G - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare neonatal morbidity and long-term neurodevelopmental outcome between very preterm infants with placental underperfusion and very preterm infants with histological chorioamnionitis. STUDY DESIGN: We measured the mental and motor development at age 2 and 7 years in 51 very preterm infants with ...
Saldeño Y P - - 2012
Objective:Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common condition among preterm infants. Controversy exists regarding the risk-benefit ratio of early closure of PDAs by either medical or surgical treatments. On the other hand, potential morbidities associated with no or delayed closure has not been well studied. The objective of the study ...
Kuo Kuang-Che - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) sepsis is a fetal disease with rapid progressive shock for infants and children in hospital and in the community, without initial treatment with appropriate antibiotics. Because underlying risk factors remain unclear for affected patients, it is still difficult for early diagnosis and therapy. Recently, ABO ...
Nesterenko Tetyana H - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Newborns exposed to oxygen suffer from an oxidative stress with significant alterations in the concentrations of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSSG). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the biological and clinical effects of oxygen administration to delivering mothers. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial on a cohort of delivering ...
Stritzke Amelie I - - 2012
ObjectiveTo evaluate the association between blood transfusion in previous 2 days and necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units in Canada.Patients and MethodsUsing the Canadian Neonatal Network database of admissions to neonatal intensive care units from 2003 to 2008, cases with NEC were matched with controls ...
Shahid R - - 2012
(1) To determine whether infants born to O+ mothers who had selective cord-blood testing would have higher rates of clinically significant hyperbilirubinemia compared with those newborns who had routine cord-blood testing. (2) To determine the amount of cost savings by implementing a policy of selective cord-blood testing in newborns born ...
Safranow Krzysztof K Department of Biochemistry and Medical Chemistry, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, - - 2012
The most common morbidities in preterm infants are associated with vascular pathology. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been implicated in repair of the vasculature, but their role in the pathogenesis of prematurity complications is not clear. We prospectively investigated an association between the number of EPCs circulating in blood during ...
Maayan-Metzger Ayala - - 2012
To evaluate whether meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) is a risk factor for neonatal hypoglycemia. Retrospective recording of medical charts of full-term infants born following observation of meconium-stained amniotic fluid to examine glucose levels in the first hours of life. Out of 803 infants of the study group, 68 (8.5%) had ...
Alsweiler Jane M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:The optimal treatment of neonatal hyperglycemia is unclear. The aim of this trial was to determine whether tight glycemic control with insulin improves growth in hyperglycemic preterm infants, without increasing the incidence of hypoglycemia.METHODS:Randomized, controlled, nonblinded trial of 88 infants born at <30 weeks' gestation or <1500 g who developed ...
Bjorn Cools - - 2012
A very low birth weight infant with severe aortic coarctation developed progressive left ventricular dysfunction and pulmonary overflow with hemorrhage, while receiving prostaglandins. To avoid morbidity from conventional surgery or percutaneous intervention, a 2-step strategy was performed at a weight of 970 g. First vascular access was obtained through sternotomy ...
Bojan Mirela - - 2012
Background:  The efficacy of aprotinin, the most popular antifibrinolytic agent in congenital cardiac surgery, was still uncertain in small infants when its prophylactic use was suspended for safety reasons. The aim of this study is to describe associations between the prophylactic use of high-dose aprotinin, the need for blood product ...
Soubasi Vassiliki - - 2012
BACKGROUND: In preterm infants with IVH the electrocortical background activity is affected and there is a correlation between the severity of cerebral injury to the degree of depression, however the usefulness of the early aEEG recordings has hardly been determined. AIM: To identify early aEEG features that could be used ...
Salvador Agnes - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To compare the incidence of cholestasis in very low birth weight infants receiving cycled versus continuous parenteral nutrition, and to determine factors that predispose to parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC). STUDY DESIGN: Preterm infants weighing ≤1250 g (n = 70) at birth were randomly assigned within the first 5 postnatal ...
Averin Konstantin - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of vocal cord (VC) and swallowing dysfunction in infants after the Norwood operation and to examine the relationship between laryngopharyngeal dysfunction and postoperative outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 63 infants who underwent routine postoperative fiberoptic endoscopic ...
Stenger Michael R - - 2012
To describe inter-center hospital variation in inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) administration to infants born prior to 34 weeks' gestation at US children's hospitals. This was a retrospective cohort study using the Pediatric Health Information System to determine the frequency, age at first administration, and length of iNO use among 22 699 ...
Verkerk Gijs - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The Infant Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Program (IBAIP©) improved motor function at 24months, and mental and behavioural development in high risk subgroups of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. AIM: To determine IBAIP's effects on executive functioning, behaviour and cognition at preschool age. STUDY DESIGN: Follow-up of a randomised ...
Mehal Jason M - - 2012
BACKGROUND:: Diarrhea-associated deaths among US children increased from the mid-1980s through 2006, particularly among infants. Understanding risk factors for diarrhea-associated death could improve prevention strategies. METHODS:: Records of singleton infants with diarrhea listed anywhere on the death certificate were selected from the US Linked Birth/Infant Death data for 2005-2007; characteristics ...
Jeon Tae Yeon - - 2012
Purpose:To compare the neurodevelopmental outcomes between preterm infants with diffuse excessive high signal intensity (DEHSI) and those without DEHSI on magnetic resonance (MR) images, in association with other white matter lesions.Materials and Methods:This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and requirement to obtain informed consent was waived. ...
Lau C - - 2012
Aim:  Preterm infants have difficulty oral feeding. We hypothesized that a specific sucking and swallowing exercise vs. no intervention accelerate attainment of independent oral feeding through a faster maturation of infants' oral feeding skills (OFS). Methods:  Very low birthweight infants were randomized to a control, sucking, and swallowing group. Sucking ...
Bharadwaj Shruthi K - - 2012
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) using gel packs in reducing mortality and morbidity in term neonates with HIE and study the associated problems with TH.Methods: Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy babies were randomized into TH and control group. Babies in TH group were cooled for first 72 h of ...
Yoder B A - - 2012
Objective:To analyze operative repair, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and survival rates based on highest pre-ductal oxygen saturation (Pre-O(2)SAT) in a large infant cohort reported to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group Registry between 2000 and 2010.Study Design:Analyzed data included gestational age, birth weight, defect side and size, repair, ECMO use, survival ...
Fereshtehnejad Seyed Mohammad - - 2012
There are disparate data regarding whether bilirubin is protective or toxic during free radical related illness among neonates. Seventy one infants with gestational age (GA) of <32 weeks and/or birth weight (BW) of <1500 g, who survived beyond 4 weeks and completed physical examinations were enrolled in this study. The ...
Ghaemi Sedigheh - - 2012
Exchange transfusion (ET) has been known as an effective treatment in sever neonatal jaundice. Prescribing appropriate blood group makes an important role in patient's outcome and no single component is unequivocally the best. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ABO compatible packed cell, dried O, ...
Al Tawil Khalil I - - 2012
Periventricular leukomalacia, a major cause of neurologic disabilities in preterm infants, can be isolated or associated with intraventricular and periventricular hemorrhage. To determine the risk factors for isolated periventricular leukomalacia, we retrospectively studied the characteristics of all very low birth weight infants affected by isolated periventricular leukomalacia who were delivered ...
Miller Joyce - - 2012
Few convincing treatment options have been identified for the excessively crying infant. One explanation may be a lack of identification of patient subgroups. This study used a clinically plausible categorization protocol to subgroup infants and compared changes in symptoms between these subgroups during treatment. An observational cohort design was employed. ...
Saeidi R - - 2012
Premature neonates are at risk for severe anemia and erythropoietin is the most important hormone in erythropoiesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of oral recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) in proving erythropoiesis in neonates. This was a randomized clinical trial study. Thirty neonates were enrolled from ...
Hartman Diane M - - 2012
To ascertain the primary caregiver's postdischarge perceptions of infant care issues after neonatal heart surgery. Fifteen primary caregivers of infants who had neonatal heart surgery for complex congenital heart disease (CHD) participated in this study. We conducted two focus groups and four individual phone interviews using a structured interview guide. ...
Rafacz Michelle L - - 2012
Only one of the 15 species of monogamous hylobatids, the siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), demonstrates direct paternal care in the form of infant-carrying, providing a unique model for examining hormonal correlates of paternal care differences between siamangs and gibbons. We used behavioral data and fecal hormone analysis to investigate (1) differences ...
Loring Cynthia - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To compare body temperature of the late preterm infant after 24 hours of life at three time points before and after immersion tub bathing or sponge bathing. We hypothesized that late preterm infants achieve significantly improved thermoregulation when bathed by immersion tub bath compared to traditional sponge bathing. DESIGN: This ...
Yamasaki C - - 2012
Background:  The long-term effects of hydrocortisone (HDC) used for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with chronic lung disease (CLD) are not fully understood. Objectives:  To examine the short-term clinical effects and long-term impact of a physiological replacement dose of HDC on acute deterioration of CLD in VLBW infants. Methods:  ...
Heidkamp Rebecca A - - 2012
The integration of nutrition support for infants of HIV-infected mothers is a recognized need; however, the evidence for effective programmatic solutions is weak. The objective of our study was to implement and evaluate a new infant feeding support intervention for HIV-exposed, uninfected, non-breast-fed infants 6-12 mo of age attending the ...
Guidry Christopher A - - 2012
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a potentially lethal anomaly associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension. Permissive hypercapnia is a strategy designed to reduce lung injury from mechanical ventilation in infants. It has been shown to be a potentially superior method of ventilator management for patients with CDH. In ...
Sanghi Gaurav - - 2012
To study intersibling variability of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in twins and determine its risk factors. A retrospective chart review of twin neonates developing ROP at a tertiary center over a 5 year period (January 2004 to December 2008). Twin pairs with intersibling variability of ROP were retrieved based on one ...
Madan Ashima - - 2012
The neurological outcome for infants with Grade I/II intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is debated. The aim of this study was to determine whether very low birth weight infants (VLBW, <1500 g) with Grade I/II (IVH) have altered visuocortical activity compared with infants with no IVH. We assessed the quantitative swept parameter ...
Bojan M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: /st>A significantly increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) with the prophylactic use of aprotinin has been reported in adults undergoing cardiac surgery, but not in children. Blood product transfusions have also been shown to carry an independent risk of AKI. The present study assessed associations between AKI, aprotinin, ...
Singh Leher - - 2012
Infants begin to segment novel words from speech by 7.5 months, demonstrating an ability to track, encode and retrieve words in the context of larger units. Although it is presumed that word recognition at this stage is a prerequisite to constructing a vocabulary, the continuity between these stages of development ...
Gouyon J-B - - 2012
Late and moderate preterm infants account for >80% of premature births. These newborns experience considerable mortality and morbidity in comparison with full-term born infants. The purpose of this paper is to summarise the most common morbidities of late and moderate preterm infants in the neonatal period, their incidence, severity, risk ...
Wickremasinghe A C - - 2012
Objective:To determine the effect of universal transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) screening on total serum bilirubin (TSB) blood draws and phototherapy usage.Study Design:The subjects were infants 36 weeks gestation. In period 1, TSB was ordered based on clinical factors. In period 2, all infants underwent predischarge TcB measurement; infants with adjusted TcB ...
Hsieh Ching-Ju - - 2012
This study evaluated the extent to which refractive morbidity is correlated to preterm birth or retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) itself, or both, and examined the risk factors associated with refractive errors in a cohort of preterm infants with and without ROP compared with full-term infants. This longitudinal, prospective, controlled cohort ...
Albers Erin - - 2012
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) produces inflammation and oxidative stress, which contribute to postoperative complications after cardiac surgery. F(2)-Isoprostanes (F(2)-IsoPs) are products of lipid oxidative injury and represent the most accurate markers of oxidative stress. In adults undergoing cardiac surgery, CPB is associated with elevated IsoPs. The relationship between F(2)-IsoPs and perioperative ...
Everitt Melanie D - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Infant heart transplant (HT) recipients have the best long-term survival of any age group, but the small donor pool and high early mortality limit the therapeutic effectiveness. We sought to determine the relationship between pre-HT diagnosis and early HT outcome to better define the mortality risk associated with a ...
Soofi Sajid - - 2012
Umbilical cord infection (omphalitis) is a risk factor for neonatal sepsis and mortality in low-resource settings where home deliveries are common. We aimed to assess the effect of umbilical-cord cleansing with 4% chlorhexidine (CHX) solution, with or without handwashing with antiseptic soap, on the incidence of omphalitis and neonatal mortality. ...
Buckmaster Adam - - 2012
Aim:  There is wide variation in the commencement of inspired oxygen (FiO2) and the oxygen saturation (SpO(2) ) targets set in special care nurseries (SCNs). Evidence supports minimising unnecessary oxygen exposure. Does the introduction of a protocol advocating the uniform approach of commencing FiO2 at 30% and targeting SpO2 of ...
Aly Hany - - 2012
Objectives:  To examine endotracheal bacteriological status in premature infants who are supported by nasal CPAP without any history of tracheal intubation. Subjects and methods:  In this prospective case-control study, we enrolled 60 premature infants with respiratory distress; of them 30 were supported by CPAP without tracheal intubation, and 30 were ...
Ramanathan R - - 2012
Objective:To compare the effect of early extubation to nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) versus nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) on the need for mechanical ventilation via endotracheal tube (MVET) at 7 days of age in preterm infants <30 weeks' gestation requiring intubation and surfactant for respiratory distress syndrome ...
Mohebbi Simin Z - - 2012
Mohebbi SZ, Virtanen JI, Vehkalahti MM. A community-randomized controlled trial against sugary snacking among infants and toddlers. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2012; 40 (Suppl. 1): 43-48. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S Abstract -  Objectives:  We evaluated the impact of educational interventions on sugary snacking in infants and toddlers in ...
Bueno Ieda Aparecida Correa - - 2012
The aims of this study were to determine the presence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and to assess the clinical features of the disease in infants with acute low respiratory tract infection hospitalized at pediatric intensive care units (PICU) of two university teaching hospitals in São Paulo State, Brazil. Nasopharyngeal ...
Garcia Michele Vargas - - 2012
Infants should be submitted to hearing screening upon birth, and for the results to be complete, it is necessary to assess middle ear conditions. OBJECTIVE: To check whether the type of breastfeeding in infants between zero and four months can impact middle ear conditions my means an ENT assessment and ...
Macharia E W - - 2012
Aim In ventilator-dependent infants with complex comorbidities, severe gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) may contribute to prolonging the period of ventilation. It is often difficult to predict whether antireflux surgery will improve the respiratory status of an infant and assist with weaning off the ventilator. The aim of this study was to ...
Aroor Amitha R - - 2012
The aim of this study was to compare the biochemical parameters, weight gain, osteopenia and phosphate supplementation in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates receiving early versus late parenteral nutrition (EPN versus LPN). A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN IN THE LEVEL III NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY ...
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