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Detection of FZD4, LRP5 and TSPAN12 genes variants in Malay premature babies with retinopathy of prematurity

To obtain preliminary results for gene expression in the Malay population, researchers with retinopathy of prematurity in Malay patients with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy -causing genes are unable to establish genetic tests. Methods: From September 2012 to December 2014, a comparative cross-sectional research involving 86 Malay premature babies was conducted. In 30 ROP and 28 non-ROP patients, a similar version of LRP5 [c. 3357G > A ] was discovered. Conclusion: The analysis of results obtained from the ROP Malay population will help us better understand these FEVR-causing gene variants. The c. 3357G> T, c. 765G> T, and c. 37C> T variants of TSPAN12 may be common polymorphisms in the Malay ethnic group, but further clarification is required. In Malaysian infants, future studies using larger populations and greater numbers of advanced cases are required to determine the correlation between FEVR-causing gene variants and the risk of ROP susceptibility.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.4103/jovr.jovr_210_17


Lived experiences of parents of premature babies in the intensive care unit in a private hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

Objectives: The aim of the survey was to investigate and describe the lived experiences of parents of premature babies in an ICU. A prospective sample of parents with premature babies in an ICU in a private hospital in Johannesburg Gauteng in South Africa was used. Parents with premature babies in ICU should have two main themes emergent. While their premature babies were in the ICU, they experienced emotions, and hope, as well as challenges in their marriages, which all influenced their lives. Recommendations: The incorporation of intensive care nurses should be encouraged, so that intensive care nurses can promote the mental health of parents with premature babies in the ICU. Conclusion: Parents with premature babies in the ICU have thoughts and emotions about hope and how they influence parent-u2019 relationships.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v40i1.1698


A modified physiologic test for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a clinical tool for weaning from CPAP and/or oxygen-therapy the premature babies?

BPD rate estimation by Walsh and collaborators was based on a physiologic test. The purpose of this review was to determine if a physiological test, modified according to that developed by Walsh and colleagues for estimating BPD rates, can be used as a diagnostic tool for weaning premature babies from CPAP and/or oxygen therapy. Methods Neonates with BW 500u20131250 g and GA u2264 32 weeks, u2264 0. 30 by hood or CPAP, were prospectively tested at 28 days of life and 36 weeks of postmestrual age. SpO2 was added to SpO2, but the newborns during the examination were left in room air, and monitoring of transcutaneous CO2 was added to SpO2, but the newborns participating in the test were left in room air. 4 of ten tested babies survived the challenge at 36 weeks, with six of the 23 tested babies passing the examination at 28 days of life. TcPCO2 levels in the latter infants were also elevated at the same time.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13052-018-0582-x


A little help from my friends: caring for premature babies in a war zone

This paper is a summary of some of my midwifery with Mu00e9decins Sans Frontieres in West Africa. Abstract This paper is a summary of some of my work as a midwife with Mu00e9decins Sans Frontieres. During the civil war in the north and south of the country, I was stationed in an isolated north-western regional hospital in an area under rebel military occupation in 2004 –20132005. This paper is a collection of health care information interspersed with case studies.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-4358-2-3


Donated Human Milk as a Determinant Factor for the Gut Bifidobacterial Ecology in Premature Babies

When their own mother's milk is not available, breast milk expression from a donor mother is the preferred option when breastfeeding is not appropriate. During the first three months of life, the aim of this research was to determine the effect of donated human milk on shaping premature infant gut bifidobacterial populations. By the 16S RNA internal transcriber spaces country sequencing and q-PCR were investigated in the gut bifidobacterial populations of 42 premature babies fed with human donor milk or own-mother milk by the 16S rRNA. Differences in specific Bifidobacterium species composition can result in the creation of specific new plans or treatments aimed at mimicking the effects of own-mother milk feeding in neonatal units.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8050760


Parenteral Nutrition-associated Cholestasis in Premature Babies: Risk Factors and Predictors

Parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis is one of the most common problems in infants under parenteral diet therapy. The objectives of this research were to identify the risk factors for PNAC in our neonatal intensive care unit and identify useful predictors. Methods: This report included premature infants who were admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit and treated with parenteral nutrition infusion for at least two weeks between January 2004 and January 2007. During the 2nd and 3rd weeks of life between infants with cholestasis and those without cholestasis, there were significant differences in terms of gestational age, birth body weight, duration of parenteral diet, septic episodes, and average energy intake during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of life. After multivariate logistic regression analysis, the length of parenteral diet was the most significant of these risk factors.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1875-9572(09)60064-4


The BLISS cluster randomised controlled trial of the effect of 'active dissemination of information' on standards of care for premature babies in England (BEADI) study protocol [ISRCTN89683698]

Abstract Background Gaps between research findings and practice have consistently been reported. Traditional methods of reporting data have little effect on practice changes. There is a need for clarification as to which dissemination techniques work best to translate evidence into use in neonatal units around England. This trial is designed to see whether an innovative and targeted approach for the dissemination of neonatal research findings, recommendations, and national neonatal guidelines is more likely to result in shifts in policy and practice than the more traditional methods of dissemination in England. Methods/design Cluster randomised controlled trial of all neonatal units in England to determine the relative benefits of active dissemination campaigns on reforming local policies and practices. During a three-month cycle for timing of surfactant administration at birth, temperature control at birth, and a resuscitation team at birth, Outcomes will evaluate all premature babies born in England.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-2-33


Parents’ expectations of staff in the early bonding process with their premature babies in the intensive care setting: a qualitative multicenter study with 60 parents

Abstract Background - During the first weeks of hospitalization, premature babies and their parents have a hard time establishing early bonds and relationships. Methods, Prospective study, qualitative discourse analysis of 60 face-to-face interviews with 30 mothers and 30 fathers of infants born before 32 weeks of gestation, during their child's stay in one of three NICUs in France. The bond between their children and their child was described as more composed of words and looks, as well as distance, among mothers, who observed the relationship more closely. Conclusions: The creation of a bond between mothers and fathers and their premature babies is rooted in their friendship with the caregivers from birth and the first weeks in the NICU. These findings may cause NICU employees to provide better service to parents and promote the emergence of a sense of parenthood.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2431-13-18


EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LACEY ASSESSMENT OF PRETERM INFANTS TO PREDICT NEUROMOTOR OUTCOMES FOR PREMATURE BABIES AT TWELVE MONTHS CORRECTED AGE

This research was conducted to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the Lacey assessment of premature babies in the hopes of predicting neuromotor outcomes of premature babies at 12 months corrected age and to compare their predictive ability with brain ultrasound. After babies reached 33 weeks postmenstrual age, an initial evaluation was done using the Lacey Assessment of Preterm Infants. Fisher's exact test revealed p . 01, indicating that there is a correlation between the Lacey Assessment of Preterm Infants and the neuromotor outcomes at one-year corrected age. A combination of Lacey Assessment and brain ultrasound findings showed greater sensitivity in predicting abnormal neuromotor outcomes than Lacey Assessment alone. Conclusion: The Lacey Assessment of Preterm Infants' findings show that the Lacey Assessment of Preterm Infants can be used as a supplement assessment device for premature babies to determine those at risk of abnormal neuromotor outcomes.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.15621/ijphy/2020/v7i4/744

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