Transient Intermittent Hypoxia Exposure Disrupts Neonatal Bone Strength.

Kim et al, Front Pedi­atr. 2016 Mar  Abstract A brief inter­mit­tent hypox­ia (IH, ambi­ent O2 lev­els alter­nat­ing between room air and 12% O2) for 1 h imme­di­ate­ly after birth result­ed in pan­cre­at­ic islet dys­func­tion asso­ci­at­ed with zinc defi­cien­cy as pre­vi­ous­ly report­ed. We hypoth­e­sized that IH expo­sure mod­u­lates zinc home­osta­sis in bone…

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Feeding Neonates by Cup: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

McK­in­ney et al, Matern Child Health J. 2016 Mar 25. Abstract Objec­tive WHO and UNICEF rec­om­mend cup feed­ing for neonates unable to breast­feed in low-resource set­tings. In devel­oped coun­tries, cup feed­ing in lieu of bot­tle feed­ing in the neona­tal peri­od is hypoth­e­sized to improve breast­feed­ing out­comes for those ini­tial­ly unable…

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Predictors of Breastfeeding Initiation and Frequency for Preterm Infants in the NICU.

Vilen et al, J Obstet Gynecol Neona­tal Nurs. 2016 Mar  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To deter­mine fac­tors that pre­dict the ini­ti­a­tion and fre­quen­cy of breast­feed­ing, atti­tudes about breast­feed­ing, and the self-effi­­ca­­cy of moth­ers of preterm infants in a neona­tal inten­sive care unit. RESULTS: Preterm infants ini­ti­at­ed breast­feed­ing at the medi­an post­na­tal age…

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Neonatal risk factors of atopic dermatitis in Denmark — results from a nationwide register based study.

Ege­berg etal, Pedi­atr Aller­gy Immunol. 2016 Mar 7 Atopic der­mati­tis (AD) is a chron­ic inflam­ma­to­ry skin con­di­tion with a mul­ti­fac­to­r­i­al etiopatho­gen­e­sis. Stud­ies have sug­gest­ed that sev­er­al peri­na­tal fac­tors may influ­ence the risk of AD in ear­ly child­hood. We inves­ti­gat­ed pos­si­ble neona­tal risk fac­tors such as jaun­dice, blue light pho­tother­a­py, birth weight,…

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Reducing pain during vaccine injections: clinical practice guideline

 Anna Tad­dio et al, CMAJ 2015.  Clin­i­cians who admin­is­ter vac­cines can take a series of proac­tive actions, includ­ing shuf­fling the order of injec­tions, lever­ag­ing the calm­ing influ­ence of par­ents and breast-feed­ing, and rou­tine­ly apply­ing top­i­cal anes­thet­ic, to alle­vi­ate pain for patients of all ages, accord­ing to a new clin­i­cal prac­tice guide­line.…

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Estimating umbilical catheter insertion depth in newborns using weight or body measurement: a randomised trial

 Kier­an et al, Arch Dis Child Fetal Neona­tal 2014  Abstract Objec­tive Incor­rect­ly posi­tioned umbil­i­cal venous and arte­r­i­al catheters (UVC and UAC) are asso­ci­at­ed with increased rates of com­pli­ca­tions in new­borns. Catheter inser­tion depth is often esti­mat­ed using body sur­face mea­sure­ment. We wished to deter­mine whether esti­mat­ing inser­tion depth of umbil­i­cal catheters…

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Preterm Birth and Poor Fetal Growth as Risk Factors of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Sucks­dorff, et al, Pedi­atrics, August, 2015 Abstract BACKGROUND: Pre­vi­ous stud­ies have shown an asso­ci­a­tion between pre­ma­tu­ri­ty and atten­tion-deficit/hy­per­ac­tiv­i­ty dis­or­der (ADHD). Results con­cern­ing late preterm infants are con­tro­ver­sial, and stud­ies exam­in­ing fetal growth rep­re­sent­ed by weight for ges­ta­tion­al age are scarce. Our objec­tive was to exam­ine the asso­ci­a­tion between ges­ta­tion­al age…

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A Randomized Trial of Phototherapy with Filtered Sunlight in African Neonates

Slush­er, et al, N Engl J Med 2015 BACKGROUND Seque­lae of severe neona­tal hyper­biliru­bine­mia con­sti­tute a sub­stan­tial dis­ease bur­den in areas where effec­tive con­ven­tion­al pho­tother­a­py is unavail­able. We pre­vi­ous­ly found that the use of fil­tered sun­light for the pur­pose of pho­tother­a­py is a safe and effi­ca­cious method for reduc­ing total biliru­bin. How­ev­er,…

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Mental performance in 8-year-old children fed reduced protein content formula during the 1st year of life: safety analysis of a randomised clinical trial.

Escrib­ano et al, Br J Nutr. 2016 Jan In humans, max­i­mum brain devel­op­ment occurs between the third trimester of ges­ta­tion and 2 years of life. Nutri­tion dur­ing these crit­i­cal win­dows of rapid brain devel­op­ment might be essen­tial for lat­er cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing and behav­iour. In the last few years, trends on pro­tein rec­om­men­da­tions dur­ing infan­cy…

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Azithromycin in early infancy and pyloric stenosis

Eber­ly et al, Pedi­atrics. 2015 March Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Use of oral ery­thromycin in infants is asso­ci­at­ed with infan­tile hyper­trophic pyloric steno­sis (IHPS). The risk with azithromycin remains unknown. We eval­u­at­ed the asso­ci­a­tion between expo­sure to oral azithromycin and ery­thromycin and sub­se­quent devel­op­ment of IHPS. CONCLUSIONS: Inges­tion of oral azithromycin and ery­thromycin places young infants at increased…

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