Young chronological age and some environmental risk factors are important clinical indicators of an increased risk of RSV hospitalization in healthy preterm infants 32 to 35 weeks of gestational age. SOE was low for estimates of incidence of RSV hospitalizations, in-hospital resource use and recurrent wheezing in this population. Studies were inconsistent in study characteristics, including weeks of gestational age, age during RSV season and control for confounding factors.
Background Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) is an important factor to consider in the care of late preterm infants (born between 34 0/7 and 36 6/7 completed weeks of gestation). The literature suggests that SSC between preterm infants and their mothers facilitates breastfeeding. However, more studies are needed to explore potential dose-response effects between SSC and breastfeeding as well as studies that explicitly investigate SSC by fathers among late preterm infants. The aim was to investigate the duration of healthy late preterm infants SSC with the mother and father, respectively, during the first 48 h after birth and the associations with breastfeeding (exclusive/partial at discharged), clinical and demographic variables. Methods This was an observational cohort study in which parents to healthy late preterm infants, born between 34 5/7 and 36 6/7 completed weeks of gestation, recorded duration of SSC provided by mother and father, respectively. Demographic and clinical variables were retrieved from
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This study investigated the ability of preterm infants to learn an object shape with one hand and discriminate a new shape in the opposite hand (without visual control). Twenty-four preterm infants between 33 and 34 + 6 gestational weeks received a tactile habituation task with either their right or left hand followed by a tactile discrimination task in the opposite hand. The results confirmed that habituation occurred for both shapes and both hands. Infants subsequently held the novel shape longer in the opposite hand. The results reveal that preterm infants are capable of intermanual transfer of shape information. In spite of the immaturity of the corpus callosum in preterm infants, its development seems to be sufficient to allow some transfer of information between both hands. ...
Many premature infants are resilient and surprise everyone by overcoming great odds. Expect that your infant can progress for several days but may then have a medical setback. Premature infants are more likely than others to get an infection. And organs that have not had time to mature can cause a number of problems.. The more premature a newborn is, the greater is the babys risk of having medical problems.. Infants born at 23 to 26 weeks gestation are extremely underdeveloped and have a much higher risk of death or disability. Parents of these infants are likely to be faced with difficult medical decisions. Infants who have reached their 32nd week of development before birth are less at risk than those who are born earlier.. Babies born at 34 to almost 37 weeks gestation are called late preterm infants. Although they are not as likely to have as many problems as infants who are born earlier, they are at risk for breathing problems, high blood pressure in the lungs, and other short-term and ...
Approval of surfactant by the FDA in 1989 for the treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants greatly improved survival rates. Newer surfactants approved by the FDA were more concentrated and had a more rapid onset of action. The overall efficacy of newer surfactants appeared similar until in 2004, Ramanathan and colleagues suggested that a double dose of Curosurf improved survival in infants 25-32 weeks gestational age, compared to infants treated with Survanta, the most commonly used surfactant preparation in the United States. While the data was suggestive, it was not clear that the improvement in survival was reproducible or that Curosurf was responsible for the improved survival rates.. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of Curosurf in improving lung function and survival rates and reducing the complications of prematurity in very premature infants , 30 weeks gestational age at birth. ...
Other terms often used for prematurity are preterm and "preemie." Many premature babies also weigh less than 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds) and may be referred to as low birthweight (LBW).. Premature infants born between 34 and 37 weeks of pregnancy are often called late preterm or near-term infants. Late preterm infants are often much larger than very premature infants but may only be slightly smaller than full-term infants.. Late preterm babies usually appear healthy at birth but may have more difficulties adapting than full-term babies. Because of their smaller size, they may have trouble maintaining their body temperature. They often have difficulty with breastfeeding and bottle feeding, and may need to eat more frequently. They usually require more sleep and may even sleep through a feeding, which means they miss much-needed calories.. Late preterm infants may also have breathing difficulties, although these are often identified before the infants go home from the hospital. These infants are also ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hierarchical maturation of innate immune defences in very preterm neonates. AU - Sharma, Ashish Arunkumar. AU - Jen, Roger. AU - Brant, Rollin. AU - Ladd, Mihoko. AU - Huang, Qing. AU - Skoll, Amanda. AU - Senger, Christof. AU - Turvey, Stuart E.. AU - Marr, Nico. AU - Lavoie, Pascal M.. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - Background: Preterm neonates are highly vulnerable to infection. Objectives: To investigate the developmental contribution of prematurity, chorioamnionitis and antenatal corticosteroids (ANS) on the maturation of neonatal microbial pathogen recognition responses. Methods: Using standardized protocols, we assayed multiple inflammatory cytokine responses (IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α and IL-12/23p40) to three prototypic Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists, i.e. TLR4 (lipopolysaccharide), TLR5 (flagellin) and TLR7/8 (R848), and to the non-TLR retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptor agonist, in cord blood mononuclear cells from neonates born before 33 weeks of gestation ...
... focuses on discharge management, transition to home and postdischarge issues for preterm infants and their families. The module emphasizes incorporating family-centered care principles into nursing practice to enhance parental confidence and competence. The module focuses on preterm infants, including infants discharged on medications, infants requiring short-term technological support (such as cardiorespiratory monitors and oxygen) and late preterm infants. Many late preterm infants are not admitted to the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) but are cared for in mother-baby units or low-risk nurseries. Nurses can use this module to learn and expand discharge planning skills. Approval Information This course was developed by the March of Dimes, which will provide the contact hours and process the continuing education tests. The March of Dimes is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an
In the preliminary group of premature infants, those receiving q 6h dosing had an average trough concentration of 7.3 uM (18%). However, the premature infants in the preliminary pharmacokinetic study did not have long term follow-up to assess toxicity. Due to the potential for altered ZDV pharmacokinetics and increased toxicity in this population, an evaluation of ZDV pharmacokinetics in premature infants is proposed.. Premature infants less than or equal to 34 weeks gestational age at birth and begun on ZDV by their clinical caregivers will be entered into the protocol within the first 5 days of life. Upon entry, ZDV will be administered every 12 hours intravenously or orally. The study will require 9 serum samples for ZDV assay collected over 30 days, some additional clinical laboratory tests collected over 12 weeks, collection of 3 spot urine samples, and collection of routine clinical data. ...
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, researchers filed the result that Nine trials met the inclusion criteria, eight compared vitamin A supplementation with a control (1291 infants), and one compared different regimens (120 infants). Compared to the control group, vitamin A appears to be beneficial in reducing death or oxygen requirement at one month of age (RR 0.93, 95% CI 0.88 to 0.99; RD -0.05, 95% CI -0.10 to -0.01; NNTB 20, 95% CI 10 to 100; 1165 infants) and oxygen requirement at 36 weeks postmenstrual age (RR 0.87, 95% CI 0.77 to 0.98; RD -0.08, 95% CI -0.14 to -0.01; NNTB 13, 95% CI 7 to 100; 824 infants). A trend towards a reduction in death or oxygen requirement at 36 weeks postmenstrual age was also noted (RR 0.91, 95% CI 0.82 to 1.00; 1001 infants). Neurodevelopmental assessment of 88% of surviving infants in the largest trial showed no differences between the groups at 18 to 22 months of age, corrected for prematurity. The different dosage vitamin A ...
The incidence of preterm birth (at less than 32 weeks of gestation) is estimated at 1-2% of all live births. In Switzerland, over the last ten years, approximately 782 preterm infants per year have been born between 23 and 32 weeks of gestation. Owing to improved neonatal intensive care, the number of very preterm infants surviving into childhood is rising. Indeed, the survival of those extremely low birth weight infants has been increasing over the last decade, especially for the preterm infants born below 26 weeks of gestation. Premature infants are, however, extremely vulnerable to brain injury. Five to 10% of the survivors develop cerebral palsy, and 40-50% develop cognitive and behavioural deficits. Hence, brain injury and its consequences in preterm infants is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Another population at risk for neurodevelopmental impairment are the infants with congenital heart disease. These infants are known to have a wide range of developmental and neurological ...
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This is the first in-depth study of initial experiences of parents of their very preterm baby and NICU. Results show that parents have difficulty remembering aspects of the birth and experience a rollercoaster of emotions during this time. Individual differences in emotions were most apparent between the birth and seeing their baby in NICU when parents were either nervous and fearful, or eager and excited. NICU was initially overpowering for parents, especially those who had not visited it previously or who saw their baby for the very first time there. However, being able to touch and hold the baby in NICU was important in triggering or strengthening the bond between parents and their baby. Parents who are anxious and avoidant of initial contact with the NICU or their baby are at risk of poor attachment and mental health26 therefore parents need help to overcome this. Interestingly, a few first-time parents appeared to be protected by their inexperience of a normal birth and reported ...
IMPORTANCE: Active perinatal care increases survival of extremely preterm infants; however, improved survival might be associated with increased disability among survivors.. OBJECTIVE: To determine neurodevelopmental outcome in extremely preterm children at 2.5 years (corrected age).. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Population-based prospective cohort of consecutive extremely preterm infants born before 27 weeks of gestation in Sweden between 2004 and 2007. Of 707 live-born infants, 491 (69%) survived to 2.5 years. Survivors were assessed and compared with singleton control infants who were born at term and matched by sex, ethnicity, and municipality. Assessments ended in February 2010 and comparison estimates were adjusted for demographic differences. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: Cognitive, language, and motor development was assessed with Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (3rd edition; Bayley-lll), which are standardized to mean (SD) scores of 100 (15). Clinical examination and ...
The increasing survival rate of premature infants has led to an increase in long term ocular problems, such as ROP and its sequelae-refractive errors, strabismus, and amblyopia.4-22,30,31. Myopia is a common finding in premature infants, and its incidence increases with lower gestational age and the severity of ROP.15-25,28-33 Holmström et al8 pointed out that even in premature infants without ROP, the risk of myopia and anisometropia is higher than in full term infants: the overall incidence of myopia in their preterm babies was 8% at the corrected age of 6 months and 10% at 30 months. The rate of occurrence of myopia was higher in eyes with ROP than eyes without, and higher in the more premature infants.. Choi et al15 and Lue et al19 reported that in premature infants, myopia begins to appear at 6 months of age and increases in severity between ages 6 months and 3 years. Eyes with ROP are more susceptible to a dramatic change in refractive status after 6 months of age, with no further ...
Cerebral MRI performed on preterm infants at term-equivalent 30 weeks gestational age (GA) is increasingly performed as part of standard clinical care. We evaluated safety of these early MRI procedures. We retrospectively collected data
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
The aim of this project was to standardise the data collection for very preterm infants, across 10 regions in Europe, for the total cohort of 22 + 0 to 31 + 6-week infants. One major issue was the heterogeneity of outcomes of pregnancy for very preterm births that should be considered separately in order to develop a logical system of reporting to facilitate both intra-national and international comparisons.9 For example, in the MOSAIC regions policies and practices for congenital anomalies screening and termination of pregnancies varied and some MOSAIC regions had a higher proportion of terminations of pregnancy for congenital anomalies in the very preterm births cohort: 17.6% in France and 14.7% in Italy. These different practices and their impact on the rates of termination of pregnancy have been explored elsewhere.10 We suggest that terminations of pregnancy for major congenital anomalies be reported separately and excluded from comparisons of pregnancy outcomes between countries to allow ...
Purpose: : To study the natural history and the major risk factors of ROP among the infants in Taiwan. Methods: : A prospective natural history study of ROP was performed for all premature infants from June 2010 to July 2011 at our childrens hospital. Patients were screened with birth weight (BW) less than 1500 grams or gestational age (GA) less than 32 weeks or selected infants with BW more than 1500 grams or GA more than 32 weeks with an unstable clinical course, including those requiring cardiorespiratory support and who are believed to be high risk by their pediatrician. The incidence of advanced ROP, the need for laser, Bevacizumab, or vitrectomy treatment was documented. The associated risk factors for the development of ROP were recorded. Results: : We enrolled 223 premature infants, and 98 infants (44%) developed ROP. The mean gestational age (GA) was 29.2 ± 3.0 (range 28-36) weeks and the mean BW was 1247.0 ± 441.5 (range 700-2705) grams. The incidence of ROP among BW more and less ...
As there is no guideline for the optimal age for weaning in preterm infants, it is perhaps not surprising that, in these infants, over three quarters of the population were receiving solid food by 12 weeks corrected age. In a recent study involving 253 preterm infants born in Surrey, the mean post-term age at introduction of solids was 11.5 weeks, with earlier weaning in formula fed infants compared with breast fed or mixed fed infants.22 Interestingly, a recent multinational study of preterm infants with prospectively recorded data on weaning23 found that, whereas 98% of British preterm infants had received solids by 4 months after term, the figures were lower for American infants (67%) and those in Chile (41%). British infants were also more likely to have multiple types of food introduced at one time. There is no published information on what mothers are advised by their healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom, and it is likely that the DoH (1994) "5 kg guideline" is not widely ...
Premature infants are born before the nervous system is mature enough to handle outside stimuli without becoming overstimulated. Your baby will need to sleep most of the time and will not interact a lot with you at first. But your presence is important to your baby. When you are with your baby, keep your voice low and keep outside noise and light to a minimum.. If your premature infant is overstimulated, you may notice physical reactions in the presence of too much sound, touch, movement, or light, including:. ...
Preterm delivery (birth before 37 completed weeks of gestation) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. In recent years the birth weight of premature babies has been found to be an important determinant of outcome, such that preterm birth is no longer defined solely by gestational age but also in terms of a birth weight below 2500 g. The main focus has been on preterm infants with a birth weight below 2000 g, who bear the greatest burden of morbidity and mortality. The costs of neonatal care for infants born at less than 33 weeks of gestation (birth weight below 2000 g) rise exponentially as gestational age decreases and rise further with birth weights below 1000 g.1. Advances in neonatal practice have improved the chances of survival for preterm infants with a very low birth weight.2 However, low birthweight infants are still at a higher risk of neurodevelopmental morbidity than preterm infants with a higher birth weight and, as a group, incur notable social and healthcare ...
Extremely premature (birth weight < 1250 g) infants are at high risk for acquiring late-onset sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis, which are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Own mothers milk contains protective (immune and trophic) biofactors which provide antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory functions, enhance intestinal microbiota, and promote intestinal maturation. Many of these biofactors are most highly concentrated in the milk expressed by mothers of extremely premature infants. However, since extremely premature infants do not receive oral milk feeds until 32 weeks post-conceptional age, they lack the potential benefit provided by milk (biofactor) exposure to oropharyngeal immunocompetent cells, and this deficiency could contribute to late-onset sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis. Therefore, oropharyngeal administration of own mothers milk may improve the health outcomes of these infants. To compare the effects of oropharyngeal
The nutritional needs of premature infants are usually dependent upon parenteral nutrition (PN) during early postnatal life, especially for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (birth weight of less than 1500 g). In these infants, full enteral feedin
In the United States there are about 4 million births annually,1 of which about 10% are premature. The percentage of premature births has increased over the last decade2 and every year there are ,20 000 infants whose birth weight is 1250 g or under who survive beyond 28 days of life.3 An additional 32 000 surviving infants weigh between 1251 and 1500 g at birth. Both birth weight strata contain, by all that we know about the disease, infants at the highest risk for the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). If infants of these birth weights are to be examined by ophthalmologists competent to perform indirect ophthalmoscopy on these tiny prematures, an average of 6 times during the period of highest susceptibility for the development of threshold ROP4 disease-32 to 40 weeks postconceptional age5,6-then we are talking about ±300 000 such examinations per year in the neonatal intensive care units across this country.. ...
Result: 300 late preterm babies were studied. 84.33% of the total late preterm newborns were low birth weight babies. 28% were associated with maternal complications. Incidence of pregnancy induced hypertension was 14% in this study. 11.33% of the late preterm newborns needed resuscitation. Out of all the morbidities associated with late preterms, incidence of respiratory distress was highest with 31 %. According to this study, incidence of hyperbilirubinemia, hypothermia and respiratory distress syndrome was more towards the 34 weeks of gestation. This study shows that as the gestational age decreases, the late preterms are more prone for RDS, hypothermia and hyperbilirubinemia ...
Colditz, PB, Valimaki, Iat, Murphy, D, Rolfe, P and Wilkinson, AR (1990) Continuous Cerebral Electrical-Impedance Monitoring in Sick Preterm Infants. European Journal of Pediatrics, 149 6: 428-431. doi:10.1007/BF02009665 ...
Physiological data are routinely recorded in intensive care, but their use for rapid assessment of illness severity or long-term morbidity prediction has been limited. We developed a physiological assessment score for preterm newborns, akin to an electronic Apgar score, based on standard signals recorded noninvasively on admission to a neonatal intensive care unit. We were able to accurately and reliably estimate the probability of an individual preterm infants risk of severe morbidity on the basis of noninvasive measurements. This prediction algorithm was developed with electronically captured physiological time series data from the first 3 hours of life in preterm infants (≤34 weeks gestation, birth weight ≤2000 g). Extraction and integration of the data with state-of-the-art machine learning methods produced a probability score for illness severity, the PhysiScore. PhysiScore was validated on 138 infants with the leave-one-out method to prospectively identify infants at risk of short- ...
VLBW infants who are discharged exclusively breastfeeding will often do well from a bone mineral perspective; however, they may be at risk for a very high serum APA after discharge. No specific research or clinical studies have addressed this issue. A measurement of serum APA 2 to 4 weeks after discharge is appropriate in exclusively breastfed former VLBW infants, with careful follow-up for values ,800 IU/L and consideration of direct mineral supplementation if serum APA exceeds 1000 IU/L. Parents may also choose to provide some feedings per day of a higher mineral-containing formula (such as transitional formulas at 22 kcal/oz) to infants with birth weight ,1500 g after hospital discharge. Transitional formulas contain 22 kcal/oz, and their nutrient contents are between those used for full-term infants and those used for preterm infants.. No data are available to define the length of time exclusively breastfed infants receiving such formula supplements or transitional formula need to continue ...
To determine whether adiposity was altered, body size (weight, length) and composition, determined by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, were examined in preterm infants fed with a nutrient enriched (A, n=56), a term infant (B, n=57) or the nutrient e
Results A total of 5565 births were included in the EPIPAGE 2 study: 1752 were born extremely preterm (898 (51%) stillbirths and 854 (49%) live births), 2728 very preterm (298 (11%) stillbirths and 2430 (89%) live births), and 1085 moderately preterm (28 (2.5%) stillbirths and 1057 (97.5%) live births). The survival rates for extremely preterm babies were 23% of all births and 48% of live births. The corresponding survival rates were respectively 83% and 93% at 27-31 weeks and 96% and 99% at 32-34 weeks. In 1997 (EPIPAGE 1 study), the survival rates were 20% of all births and 46% of live births at 22-26 weeks and 76% of all births and 88% of live births at 27-31 weeks.. ...
Wake Forest Researcher has Identified a Syndrome as a Leading Cause of Death in Premature Infants Wake Forest Researcher has Identified a Syndrome as a Leading Cause of Death in Premature Infants WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- A Wake Forest School of Medicine researcher has identified brain malformations that appear to
Back cover: This book is a collection of state-of-the-art reviews on the various aspects of nutrition for the preterm neonate, by internationally renowned clinicians and researchers from Australia, UK, USA, Canada, and Italy. It provides the scientific basis and clinical perspective on the A to Z of enteral and parenteral nutrition for extremely preterm neonates, making it valuable for all involved in the care of this high-risk population. The topics covered range from the developmental physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, and early trophic feeds, to aggressive enteral and parenteral nutrition, and feeding under special conditions such as intrauterine growth restriction and chronic lung disease.. Survival of extremely preterm neonates has improved significantly following the advances in neonatal intensive care. Extrauterine growth restriction is recognised as a serious and almost universal issue in this population. Considering the long term consequences of nutritional deficit and poor ...
A questionnaire designed to allow comparison with the 1988 survey3 was sent to the 151 members of the association from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Question 1 asked, "Do you think the following are able to perceive pain?" (a) newborn infants less than 1 week of age, (b) neonates aged 1 week to 1 month, (c) infants aged 1-3 months, (d) infants aged 3-12 months, and (e) infants of less than 60 weeks postconceptional age who were delivered preterm (before 37 weeks). Question 2 asked about the use of systemic and regional analgesia for major and minor surgery in non-ventilated, non-intensive care unit patients. Responses were on a linear analogue scale: 1 = never, 2 = rarely, 3 = often, 4 = always. Question 3 asked respondents to nominate factors that limited analgesic prescribing.. One hundred and seven questionnaires (71%) were returned for analysis in 1995. There was almost universal agreement that all age groups perceived pain. By contrast, in 1988 eight (13%) respondents ...
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OBJECTIVE: This article assesses whether routine, screening head ultrasound (HUS) studies performed at 7 to 14 postnatal days for premature infants are followed by clinical interventions. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included all inborn infants delivered at , 30 weeks gestational age (GA) between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 at a single center who had a routine, screening HUS performed between 7 and 14 postnatal days ( n = 303). We defined clinical intervention as a 7 to 14 postnatal day HUS that was followed by neurosurgical intervention prior to a 36- to 40-week postmenstrual age (PMA) HUS or elective withdrawal of critical care within 30 days of a positive HUS finding ...
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Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a condition common in premature infants. It occurs when the immature lungs of the neonate fail to function properly, due to a lack of an important liquid in the lungs, called surfactant. This vital liquid enhances the inflation of the lungs, and in the absence of sufficient levels, oxygen plays a major part in supporting the adequate inflation of the lungs. The administration of oxygen, by means of artificial ventilation, or simple inhalation through a nasal tube, can mean the difference between the life and death of the infant. Oxygen plays a vital role in supplying the lungs, brain and other vital organs in the body, and without it, organs can fail, as they cannot adequately function. Apart from the lungs, premature babies are at significant risk of having other, less well-developed organs. The earlier an infant is born, before his due date, the greater likelihood he has of having existing, or developing physical or developmental problems. The longterm ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neurodevelopmental and behavioral outcomes in extremely premature neonates with ventriculomegaly in the absence of periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage. AU - Pappas, Athina. AU - Adams-Chapman, Ira. AU - Shankaran, Seetha. AU - McDonald, Scott A.. AU - Stoll, Barbara J.. AU - Laptook, Abbot R.. AU - Carlo, Waldemar A.. AU - Van Meurs, Krisa P.. AU - Hintz, Susan R.. AU - Carlson, Martha D.. AU - Brumbaugh, Jane E.. AU - Walsh, Michele C.. AU - Wyckoff, Myra H.. AU - Das, Abhik. AU - Higgins, Rosemary D.. AU - Caplan, Michael S.. AU - Polin, Richard A.. AU - Keszler, Martin. AU - Oh, William. AU - Vohr, Betty R.. AU - Hensman, Angelita M.. AU - Basso, Kristin M.. AU - Alksninis, Barbara. AU - Burke, Robert. AU - Caskey, Melinda. AU - Halbrook, Andrea. AU - Johnson, Katharine. AU - Keszler, Mary Lenore. AU - Leach, Theresa M.. AU - Stephens, Bonnie E.. AU - Ventura, Suzy. AU - Watson, Victoria E.. AU - Fanaroff, Avroy A.. AU - Hibbs, Anna Marie. AU - Wilson-Costello, Deanne ...
Previous research investigating structural neurodevelopmental alterations in individuals who were born very preterm demonstrated a complex pattern of grey matter changes that defy straightforward summary. Here we addressed this problem by characterising volumetric brain alterations in individuals who were born very preterm from adolescence to adulthood at three hierarchically related levels - global, modular and regional. We demarcated structural components that were either particularly resilient or vulnerable to the impact of very preterm birth. We showed that individuals who were born very preterm had smaller global grey matter volume compared to controls, with subcortical and medial temporal regions being particularly affected. Conversely, frontal and lateral parieto-temporal cortices were relatively resilient to the effects of very preterm birth, possibly indicating compensatory mechanisms. Exploratory analyses supported this hypothesis by showing a stronger association of lateral ...
A clear relationship exists between undernutrition, poorer growth and poor development in term and preterm infants. However, preterm infants are at greater risk than term infants. Undernutrition is more common and programmed growth rates are almost six times faster. Thus, even short periods of nutritional deprivation may have significant effects. Recent advances have led to an improvement in early growth but very low birthweight infants remain small for gestational age at hospital discharge. Studies suggest that a window of opportunity exists after hospital discharge, in that better growth between discharge and 2-3 months corrected age is paralleled by better development, and poorer growth is associated with poorer development. However, interventions aimed at improving growth and development have yielded varying results. This may partly be related to differences in study design as well as the composition of the nutrient-enriched formulas. Irrespective, one point is concerning, i.e. infant ...
Cerebral blood flow of key regions of newborns brains is altered in very premature infants and may provide an early warning sign of disturbed brain maturation well before such injury is visible on conventional imaging, according to a prospective, observational study published Dec. 4, 2017 in The Journal of Pediatrics.
PURPOSE: Blood pressure (BP) monitoring is an essential procedure in intensive care. There is controversy about the reliability of non-invasive BP measurements in very preterm infants. This prospective trial compared non-invasive BP monitoring with B
A naturally occurring substance called epidermal growth factor appears to reverse a type of brain damage thats common in very premature infants. Children that are born very early have immature fetal hemoglobin, which affects the transfer of oxygen to the whole body and specifically the brain. This harms the development of the cells that form myelin.. Recovery is possible naturally, but it can occur sooner using epidermal growth hormone (EGF). The EGF treatment worked well in mice only if it was given soon after the injury occurred. Scientists are considering a similar treatment for those with multiple sclerosis since both preemies and people with MS have brains without enough myelin insulation around nerve cells.. However, there could be a downside to the treatment as EGF is known to cause tumors as well.. To read more, go to the NPR Story Here. ...
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
DENVER - Extremely premature infants who screen positive for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 18 months of age may not actually have autism. Rather, they may fail screening tests due to an unrelated cognitive or language delay, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver.. An estimated one in 110 U.S. children has ASD, a group of complex developmental brain disorders that affect behavior, social skills and communication. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that pediatricians screen all children for ASD at 18-24 months of age, and those who fail the screening test should be referred for a formal assessment.. Based on the AAP guidelines, many neonatal intensive care unit follow-up clinics that monitor former extremely preterm infants have instituted this screening protocol. However, it is not known how accurate early screening is in identifying ASD in this high-risk population.. Researchers, led by Bonnie ...
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of premature birth on visual system development in the first six months of life. Early and late visual evoked potential (VEP) components and their topographical distribution related to preferential or combined activation of the magnocellular (M) and parvocellular (P) visual systems were obtained in 21 preterm and 32 fullterm infants. Participants were infants of extremely low birth weight (ELBW), weighing between 688-1360g (mean gestational age: 26.3 wks) and low birth weight (LBW), with a weight between 983-1603g (corrected mean gestational age: 29.8 wks). The fullterm group birth weights ranged from 2700-4439g (mean gestational age: 39.2 wks). Three stimulus conditions, a low spatial frequency (0.5 cpd) presented at either of two Michelson contrast levels (10% and 95%), and a high spatial frequency (2.5 cpd) at 95% contrast, were used in order to preferentially activate the M system, the P system, or both. Results indicate impaired ...
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Hintz, S., Van Meurs, K., Perritt, R., Poole, K., Das, A., & et al, . U. (2007). Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of the NICHD Randomized Controlled Trial of Inhaled Nitric Oxide for Premature Infants with Severe Respiratory Failure (PiNO Trial). The Journal of Pediatrics, 151, 16 - 22 ...
Design 69 premature infants with PHVD had lateral ventricle area, intraventricular echodensity and parenchymal lesion dimensions measured at the start of treatment for PHVD. Outcome measures were the Bayley Scales of Infant Development-II and functional ability at 2 years of age. Bayley developmental quotients (DQ) were used in preference to index scores to enable inclusion of severely disabled children.. ...
Conclusions: There is insufficient evidence regarding the effect of head positioning and tilting on the incidence of GMH-IVH and cerebral hemodynamics and oxygenation in preterm infants. We recommend further research in this field, especially in extremely preterm and clinically unstable infants during the first postnatal days. ...
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
Moderate and late preterm (MLPT) infants may have brain abnormalities, including smaller brain size. The study findings suggest that MLPT birth may disrupt the expected trajectory of brain growth. MLPT babies account for approximately 80 percent of all preterm births.
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
Thermoregulation. Preterm infants are not able to maintain their body temperature without an external heat source. Initially, heat will be provided with an overhead warmer that responds to the babys temperature and provides adequate warmth to maintain a normal body temperature. The warmer provides easy access to the baby for necessary cares during the early, "unstable" period. When more stable, the baby will be moved into an incubator to maintain a warm environment. Most infants are able to move into an open crib at a weight of approximately 1,800 grams.. Nutrition. Initially, premature infants are given all the necessary fluid, calories, protein, sugar, and fat in their veins. When their condition stabilizes, a feeding tube into their stomachs can start. The amount of feeds starts at a very low level, and it is advanced slowly over 3 to 7 days to "full" feeds. At this point, the infant no longer needs fluids or nutrition into their veins. Once full feeds are achieved, anticipated rates of ...
Surprises can be exciting. If you are the parent of a preterm infant, then you are well aware of the initial rush of emotions that this surprise arrival brought you.. But, once your bundle of joy has left the hospital and settled in at home, you may not realize that his/her prematurity needs to remain a consideration beyond the hospital walls. In reality, even if your baby was born only a week or two ahead of schedule and looks just like a full-term infant, you should understand that he/she may have special vulnerabilities requiring a little more TLC. While the term "preemie" often connotes "very preterm" (born before 32 weeks gestation, or weeks of growing, in the mothers womb) or "moderately preterm" (born between 32 and 34 weeks gestational age), most premature babies are actually born between 34 and 36 weeks gestational age and are considered "late preterm." The health risks associated with these late-preterm babies are often overlooked or misunderstood by parents because their child ...
News release announces that researchers in Dayton found premature infants in a neonatal intensive care unite were healthier when health care providers spent more time touching the infants.
The aim of multidisciplinary teams that care for preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units is to reduce the risk of CLD without compromising the short and long term condition of these infants. It is therefore important for clinicians caring for preterm infants to use evidence based treatment regimens that are effective and are evaluated on a regular basis.. Corticosteroids, which are used to reduce persistent inflammation within the lungs, have both short term and long term effects. In 2 separate systematic reviews, Halliday and Ehrenkranz evaluated the evidence available on the use of PCs to reduce CLD and mortality, as well as the implications of short and long term side effects associated with early and moderately early intravenous PCs. Inhaled corticosteroids were not considered in either of these reviews as they were the subject of a separate review.1 19 randomised controlled trials were included in the analysis of early PCs (given within 96 h of birth), whereas only 7 trials were ...
The aim of multidisciplinary teams that care for preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units is to reduce the risk of CLD without compromising the short and long term condition of these infants. It is therefore important for clinicians caring for preterm infants to use evidence based treatment regimens that are effective and are evaluated on a regular basis.. Corticosteroids, which are used to reduce persistent inflammation within the lungs, have both short term and long term effects. In 2 separate systematic reviews, Halliday and Ehrenkranz evaluated the evidence available on the use of PCs to reduce CLD and mortality, as well as the implications of short and long term side effects associated with early and moderately early intravenous PCs. Inhaled corticosteroids were not considered in either of these reviews as they were the subject of a separate review.1 19 randomised controlled trials were included in the analysis of early PCs (given within 96 h of birth), whereas only 7 trials were ...
This study is investigating the safety and dose determination of Pneumostem (human umbilical cord blood derived mesenchymal stem cells) in the premature infants
Babies born early are significantly more likely to suffer serious mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, in later life, a study has found. Very premature babies have more than twice the normal chance of developing schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis Photo: ALAMY tag -> By Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent 1:00PM BST 02 Jun 2012 Comments The risk is greatest for those born following a pregnancy lasting less than 32 weeks. Compared with normal term babies, they are three times more likely to be hospitalised for a psychiatric problem as an adult, researchers found. Very premature babies have more than twice the normal chance of developing schizophrenia and other forms of…. ...
Most pregnancies are healthy and without serious problems. However, all women should be aware of the possibility of preterm labor--labor that begins before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. Preterm labor can lead to preterm birth, which happens to nearly one in eight babies born in the United States. These premature babies are at increased risk for many complications because they are born before their bodies and organ systems have completely matured. Premature babies are often small, with low birthweight (less than 2,500 grams or 5.5 pounds).. Premature babies may need help breathing, eating, fighting infection, and staying warm. Very premature babies, those born before 28 weeks, are especially vulnerable. Many of their organs may not be ready for life outside the mothers womb and may be too immature to function well. Premature babies can have long-term health problems as well. Generally, the more premature the baby, the more serious and long lasting are the health problems.. ...
There is a growing body of research and evidence that suggest premature babies may be at increased risk of symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders . A premature baby is a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. There are more problems when a baby doesnt make it to its full-term birthdate. These problems
The Neonatal European Study of Inhaled Steroids (NEuroSIS) is a randomized, placebo-controlled international multicentre clinical trial.. The study focuses on preterm infants born at , 28 weeks of gestational age (GA) and the main objective is to determine whether the early inhalation of budesonide reduces the risk of mortality and BPD.. A total of 850 infants born between 23 0/7 and 27 6/7 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) will be recruited. Infants will be randomized into two groups within the first 12 hours of life, with one group receiving budesonide and, the other, the placebo.. ...
Experts agree that prematurity causes a delay in the formation of white matter, or injury, in the brain and that the degree of prematurity correlates to the degree of white matter injury. Yet little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Recent studies have found significantly lower levels of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the brains of premature babies, suggesting that it may play a role as a developmental signal. The Childrens Research Institute study goes a step further, showing that GABA levels can be regulated through medication, and can open the door to improved treatment of premature babies by reducing the impact of white matter injury. "In this early study, we found that existing drugs-already widely used for epilepsy in children-can modulate GABA levels in the brain and help repopulate cells that are important to normal brain development," said co-author Joseph Scafidi, DO, a neonatal neurologist at Childrens National. "Previously unexplored effects of these drugs may ultimately ...
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Thousands of sickly newborns could be saved each year if officials closed some of the nations smaller neonatal intensive care units, according to a new study that suggests larger hospitals are better able to treat the infants. Extremely premature babies were up to twice as likely to survive when treated at a busy, advanced-care center instead of one of the many community hospitals that have opened ICUs in recent years. Even among the most advanced centers, those that handled the most babies had the best survival records, said Ciaran Phibbs, lead author of the study appearing in Thursdays New England Journal of Medicine. "Its quite persuasive," said Dr. David Goodman, a Dartmouth Medical School neonatal care specialist who was not involved in the study. The study reviewed nearly 48,000 premature births and fetal deaths in California from 1991 through 2000, using birth and death certificates and hospital records. Researchers focused on babies with very low birth weights of 1 to 3 pounds. ...
(a) OCT image of a premature infant with type 1 ROP (zone 2 stage 3 with plus disease) before intravitreal ranibizumab treatment and (b) two months after intrav
Nearly every premature infant health is at risk of having breathing trouble. The lungs are one organ that requires the entire 40 weeks of gestation to fully develop,
After a premature birth, it can be hard for dads. Our guide for dads on premature babies covers bonding, feelings and getting involved with your baby.
Perfusion index in preterm newborns during the first week of life and association with neonatal morbimortality: a prospective observational study
The benefit that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth, according to the study conducted by Dr. Ruth Feldman, a Professor of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University
A side-stream respiration monitoring sensor includes a body having a first end, a second end, and a detecting section disposed between the respective ends. The detecting section includes a first port and a second port positioned on generally opposite sides of a restricting member. The restricting member extends into a flow path formed through the body such that a pressure differential is generated between the first port and the second port. A sampling port is positioned downstream relative to a patient from the first and the second port and configured to acquire a respiration sample. The sensor is constructed to monitor respiration performance of premature infants
A premature baby is an infant born before 37 weeks of pregnancy.Often, the cause of preterm delivery is unknown and not within the mother's control. Sometimes it's caused by the mother's health conditions or lifestyle choices during pregnancy, such as having diabetes, hypertension, heart or kidney problems, an infection, poor nutrition during the pregnancy, or bleeding due to a low positioning of the placenta. Drug, alcohol and tobacco use also contribute to premature birth.Preterm deliveries occur more often in women younger than 19 or older than 40, and among those with a previous preterm delivery. However, any woman can have a baby prem...
By Christina England While reading the results of a vaccination trial on premature babies funded by GlaxoSmithKline, I noticed something was not quite right. The trial, whilst sickening in itself, was testing out the rotavirus vaccine on a group of 988 premature babies ranging between 27 weeks and 36 weeks. The paper reporting the trial ...
Dr. Sullivans interdisciplinary research has focused on the biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors to understand the developmental trajectories of preterm infants. She leads one of the longest running NIH follow-up study of premature infants at adulthood in the United States. Taking a longitudinal approach enables prospective testing to determine if prematurity impacts early disease onset within a context of lifetime medical and environmental risks. These data bring a strong body of research evidence to clinical strategies invoking nurse-parent partnership and restructuring specific components of the environmental context to promote optimal infant development. She brings a fresh perspective on preterm development to this significant national and international issue.. ...
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Suck is a relatively mature ororhythmic motor behavior in a full-term infant and is integral to competent oral feeds. However, preterm infants often demonstrate oromotor discoordination and are unable to suck and feed orally. This inability represents a serious challenge to both the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates and the physician-provider-parent teams. Birth weight is an important determinant of…
Metabolic profiling of urine and fecal extracts, histological investigation of intestinal ilea, and fecal metagenomics analyses were utilized to investigate ramifications of extended antibiotic use in mice. al. 2009) despite the fact that many are not really actually contaminated (Clark et al. 2006; Stoll et al. 2005). Empiric antibiotic therapy is still regular in neonatal intense care systems for preterm newborns considered vulnerable to sepsis as the huge benefits are widely recognized to outweigh the potential risks (McGuire et al. 2004) although there keeps growing concern concerning this practice (Tripathi et al. 2012; Tzialla et al. 2012). The gastrointestinal system of preterm newborns is frequently colonized originally with fairly few beneficial bacterias in comparison to full-term newborn newborns because of empiric antibiotic therapy. Preterm newborns knowledge postponed gut colonization with defensive bacterial types also, such as and so are commonly within these same newborns with & ...
Impact of Premature Birth on Development Years ago, premature birth almost always meant death for the baby. Today, however, we have the technology to
We know that premature infants are at higher risk of developmental problems and other biological vulnerabilities. Although premature births are impossible to predict with certainty, it is important to be aware of potential problems and the ways to mitigate these adverse effects.. ...
In humans, a normal gestational period is from 38-42 weeks. Another name for prematurity is pre-term birth or having a Premmie. See more about premature babies. Huggies.co.nz
According to statistics, most pregnancies last up to estimated 40 weeks. Babies born between 37 to 40 weeks gestation are hailed as full-term new born babes; and those who were born before the 37weeks of pregnancy period are called premature babies
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Ailbhe Burke considers a study that looked at the viability of extremely premature babies and had implications for abortion law
Premature babies supported with high-frequency oscillation - a type of breathing support immediately after birth had better lung function than others, a new study found
TY - JOUR. T1 - HIV-infection in two premature babies after a transfusion from the same infected donor.. AU - Maccabruni, A.. AU - Michelone, G.. AU - Tinelli, M.. AU - Dei Cas, A.. PY - 1989. Y1 - 1989. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0024869537&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0024869537&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 2491295. AN - SCOPUS:0024869537. VL - 68. SP - 99. EP - 100. JO - Bollettino dellIstituto Sieroterapico Milanese. JF - Bollettino dellIstituto Sieroterapico Milanese. SN - 0021-2547. IS - 1. ER - ...
These groups, communities, or meeting places provide an opportunity for parents of premature babies to share their concerns, and to seek and offer information and advice.
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Survival rates for very premature babies have not improved over the last 12 years, suggesting that the limits of viability have been reached, scientists claim.
2011-09-19: Day 5 (Monday) - Last night and all morning today, Madalynne was not herself. She would feed fine, go to sleep and within 30-45 minutes awake just screaming unconsolably. We would finally get her down and within 15 minutes it would all start again. I was convinced she was having a reaction to the Similac Formula. Today we had a lactation consultation at "A Mothers Gift" at Presby Plano. The first question I asked was about Maddies recent behavior. She told us that Maddie was probably still hungry and they needed 10mL (approximately) for every day they have aged at every feeding. We had been feeding her 40-50mL at every feeding, but apparently she needed more. They weighed her and she was at 5lb 11.6oz, which concerned me; but apparently my expectations were off as late preterm infants are not expected to gain back to their birthweight until 2 weeks and Madalynne is almost there at 4 days. They also checked Maddies bilirubin levels again to see if her jaundice had increased. The ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A hearing screening in very low birth weight preterm infants by auditory brainstem response. AU - Wu, J. L.. AU - Huang, C. C.. AU - Kao, C. C.. PY - 1998. Y1 - 1998. N2 - Background: ABR has been used as an objective, non-invasive tool to screen neonatal deafness. In this article, we evaluated the prevalence of deafness in VLBW preterm newborns by ABR, and attempted to search for a suitable failed/passed criterion. Methods: ABR screening test was performed in 88 VLBW preterm newborns. The infants whose threshold was ≤ 35dB nHL were classified as Group A; those whose threshold was ≤ 25dB nHL were classified as Group B. All of the newborns of either Group A or Group B received the successive ABR screening test and behavioral audiometry to confirm whether they have hearing impairment or not. Results: Fourteen newborns (16%) were included in Group A and 19 newborns (22%) in Group B. There were five newborns who belonged to Group B, but not to Group A; all of them were found ...
A widened pulse pressure could be a sign of a patent ductus arteriosus in an infant. This is defined as a difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure of greater than 15 to 25 mmHg, in premature infants and greater than 25 mmHg in term infants [1]. It is thought that diastolic runoff from blood flow shunting across the aorta to the pulmonary artery, through the patent ductus arteriosus, will produce a lower diastolic pressure and therefore widen the pulse pressure in the affected infant [1]. In our retrospective chart review, 116 premature infants were identified with a patent ductus arteriosus and compared to 42 premature infants without a patent ductus arteriosus. The blood pressures obtained were recorded for the first 7 days of life of the patients. Our studies revealed that premature infants with a patent ductus arteriosus had a mean pulse pressure of19 mmHg (p-value 0.129) when compared to infants without a patent ductus arteriosus,16 mmHg, on day 1 of life. The mean pulse pressures
Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of neonatal morbidity in extremely preterm infants and to identify associated risk factors. Methods: Population based study of infants born before 27 gestational weeks and admitted for neonatal intensive care in Sweden during 2004-2007. Results: Of 638 admitted infants, 141 died. Among these, life support was withdrawn in 55 infants because of anticipation of poor long-term outcome. Of 497 surviving infants, 10% developed severe intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH), 5.7% cystic periventricular leucomalacia (cPVL), 41% septicaemia and 5.8% necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC); 61% had patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and 34% developed retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) stage andgt;= 3. Eighty-five per cent needed mechanical ventilation and 25% developed severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Forty-seven per cent survived to one year of age without any severe IVH, cPVL, severe ROP, severe BPD or NEC. Tocolysis increased and prolonged mechanical ...
Background: Fungi such as candida (the organism that causes thrush) can cause severe infections in very low birth weight infants (birth weight less than 1.5 kg). These infections are often difficult to diagnose. It may be appropriate to attempt to prevent such infections by giving all very low birth weight infants antifungal drugs as a routine part of their care (systemic antifungal prophylaxis). This review assessed whether evidence exists that such a practice prevents severe fungal infection, death, and disability in very low birth weight infants.
MUDAHEMUKA, J C e BALLOT, D E. Birth weight recovery among very low birth weight infants surviving to discharge from Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. S. Afr. j. child health [online]. 2014, vol.8, n.4, pp.149-153. ISSN 1999-7671. http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAJCH.709.. BACKGROUND: The recommended growth velocity (GV) of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants is 15 g/kg/day. Several factors have been associated with poor postnatal weight gain. OBJECTIVE: To provide current information on the postnatal growth of VLBW infants at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH). METHODS: This was a longitudinal study of VLBW infants surviving to discharge from CMJAH neonatal unit from August to October 2013. RESULTS: Sixty-nine infants were included in the study. The mean GV was 13.2 g/kg/day, the median weight loss was 7.69% and the median time for regaining birth weight was 16 days. Fifty-one infants (73.9%) regained their birth weight at or before 21 days. There was a decrease ...
The effectiveness of the breastfeeding peer counselor role is thought to be embedded in the relationship between new and experienced mothers. In this study, new mothers of very low birth weight infants emphasized that one of the most important aspects of their relationship with the breastfeeding peer counselors is the peer or shared experience of how difficult it can be to provide milk and breastfeed while coping with the emotional stress of having an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit. This study provides evidence for the promotion and facilitation of lactation for mothers of neonatal intensive care unit infants through the use of breastfeeding peer counselors who are peers by virtue of the shared experience of providing milk for an infant hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit ...
Background: Synbiotics, probiotics or prebiotics are being added to infant formula to promote growth and development in infants. Previous reviews (2007 to 2011) on term infants given probiotics or prebiotics focused on prevention of allergic disease and food hypersensitivity. This review focused on growth and clinical outcomes in term infants fed only infant formula containing synbiotics, probiotics or prebiotics. Methods: Cochrane methodology was followed using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared term infant formula containing probiotics, prebiotics or synbiotics to conventional infant formula with / without placebo among healthy full term infants. The mean difference (MD) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were reported for continuous outcomes, risk ratio (RR) and corresponding 95% CI for dichotomous outcomes. Where appropriate, meta-analysis was performed; heterogeneity was explored using subgroup and sensitivity analyses. If studies were too diverse a narrative ...
Supplemental oxygen is one of the most prescribed interventions in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Hyperoxia is toxic to the lung tissue of preterm newborns particularly the very low birth weight infant and it has been implicated in the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in these patients. The BDP observed in the NICU today ("new" BPD) has a different pathophysiology from the BPD that occurred during the era before the widespread use of surfactant replacement ("old" BPD). While the "new" BPD is milder than the "old" BPD, it continues to contribute to long term health problems in these infants. The work presented here supports the role of hyperoxia in the development of the "new" BPD. In various experimental models, hyperoxia was implicated in the dysregulation of the pulmonary vasculature and alveolar simplification through the disruption of important cell signaling pathways. Furthermore, the work illustrates that it is the exposure of the lung tissue itself to the oxygen ...
To the Editor: Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is an acute gastrointestinal emergency occurring almost exclusively in preterm, low birth weight infants, and carrying a high mortality and morbidity in affected infants.1 NEC was the cause of death in 10% of very-low- birth-weight deaths in a South African tertiary neonatal unit.2 Infants who survive NEC are prone to complications including intestinal strictures, short bowel syndrome, repeated episodes of sepsis and prolonged hospital stays. An increase in NEC at the Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) nursery in 2008 prompted a review and change of practice, resulting in a significant decrease of NEC.. Methods. Folders on all infants who developed NEC, defined as infants with Bells Stage IIB or more, in the GSH nursery between 1 July 2007 and 30 July 2008 were reviewed retrospectively. A prospective database of infants diagnosed with NEC was then commenced on 1 January 2009 and completed on 31 December 2009. The results from these periods were compared. ...