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61. Lentiviral Gene Therapy Combined with Low-Dose Busulfan in Infants with SCID-X1. (PubMed)

Lentiviral Gene Therapy Combined with Low-Dose Busulfan in Infants with SCID-X1. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1) often fails to reconstitute immunity associated with T cells, B cells, and natural killer (NK) cells when matched sibling donors are unavailable unless high-dose chemotherapy is given. In previous studies, autologous gene therapy with γ-retroviral vectors failed to reconstitute B-cell and NK-cell immunity (...) and was complicated by vector-related leukemia.We performed a dual-center, phase 1-2 safety and efficacy study of a lentiviral vector to transfer IL2RG complementary DNA to bone marrow stem cells after low-exposure, targeted busulfan conditioning in eight infants with newly diagnosed SCID-X1.Eight infants with SCID-X1 were followed for a median of 16.4 months. Bone marrow harvest, busulfan conditioning, and cell infusion had no unexpected side effects. In seven infants, the numbers of CD3+, CD4+, and naive CD4+ T

2019 NEJM

62. Monoclonal Antibody Treatment of RSV Bronchiolitis in Young Infants: A Randomized Trial

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment of RSV Bronchiolitis in Young Infants: A Randomized Trial Monoclonal antibody to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV; palivizumab) is recommend for prophylaxis of high-risk infants during bronchiolitis seasons but not for RSV bronchiolitis treatment. Our aim was to determine if palivizumab would be helpful in young infants with acute RSV bronchiolitis.Eligible infants ≤3 months old presenting to the pediatric emergency service with RSV-positive bronchiolitis requiring (...) inpatient admission underwent double-blind random assignment to single-dose intravenous palivizumab (15 mg/kg) or placebo. The primary efficacy outcome was the need for inpatient readmission in the 3 weeks after discharge. Secondary outcomes were time to readiness for hospital discharge, need for PICU on the initial admission, and need for revisit not requiring readmission for the same illness during 3-week follow-up.A total of 420 infants (median age 49 days) diagnosed with RSV bronchiolitis were

2019 EvidenceUpdates

63. Survival and Impairment of Extremely Premature Infants: A Meta-analysis

Survival and Impairment of Extremely Premature Infants: A Meta-analysis Survival of infants born at the limit of viability varies between high-income countries.To summarize the prognosis of survival and risk of impairment for infants born at 22 + 0/7 weeks' to 27 + 6/7 weeks' gestational age (GA) in high-income countries.We searched 9 databases for cohort studies published between 2000 and 2017 in which researchers reported on survival or neurodevelopmental outcomes.GA was based on ultrasound (...) results, the last menstrual period, or a combination of both, and neurodevelopmental outcomes were measured by using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development II or III at 18 to 36 months of age.Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed the risk of bias and quality of evidence.Sixty-five studies were included. Mean survival rates increased from near 0% of all births, 7.3% of live births, and 24.1% of infants admitted to intensive care at 22 weeks' GA to 82.1%, 90.1%, and 90.2% at 27 weeks

2019 EvidenceUpdates

64. Continuous Versus Intermittent Vancomycin Infusions in Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Continuous Versus Intermittent Vancomycin Infusions in Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial In adults, continuous infusions of vancomycin (CIV) are associated with earlier attainment of target drug concentrations, require fewer blood samples for monitoring, and may reduce drug toxicity. We aimed to determine, in young infants, if CIV or intermittent infusions of vancomycin (IIV) better achieves target vancomycin concentrations at the first steady-state level and to compare the frequency (...) of drug-related adverse effects.In a multicenter randomized controlled trial in 2 tertiary neonatal units over a 40-month period, young infants aged 0 to 90 days requiring vancomycin therapy for at least 48 hours were randomly assigned to CIV and IIV.Of 111 infants randomized, 104 were included in the intention-to-treat analysis. Baseline characteristics were similar for both groups. The proportion of infants achieving target concentrations at the first steady-state level was higher for CIV compared

2019 EvidenceUpdates

65. Effect of Sustained Inflations vs Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation on Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death Among Extremely Preterm Infants: The SAIL Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Effect of Sustained Inflations vs Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation on Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death Among Extremely Preterm Infants: The SAIL Randomized Clinical Trial. Preterm infants must establish regular respirations at delivery. Sustained inflations may establish lung volume faster than short inflations.To determine whether a ventilation strategy including sustained inflations, compared with standard intermittent positive pressure ventilation, reduces bronchopulmonary (...) dysplasia (BPD) or death at 36 weeks' postmenstrual age without harm in extremely preterm infants.Unmasked, randomized clinical trial (August 2014 to September 2017, with follow-up to February 15, 2018) conducted in 18 neonatal intensive care units in 9 countries. Preterm infants 23 to 26 weeks' gestational age requiring resuscitation with inadequate respiratory effort or bradycardia were enrolled. Planned enrollment was 600 infants. The trial was stopped after enrolling 426 infants, following

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2019 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

66. Association Between Year of Birth and 1-Year Survival Among Extremely Preterm Infants in Sweden During 2004-2007 and 2014-2016. (PubMed)

Association Between Year of Birth and 1-Year Survival Among Extremely Preterm Infants in Sweden During 2004-2007 and 2014-2016. Since 2004-2007, national guidelines and recommendations have been developed for the management of extremely preterm births in Sweden. If and how more uniform management has affected infant survival is unknown.To compare survival of extremely preterm infants born during 2004-2007 with survival of infants born during 2014-2016.All births at 22-26 weeks' gestational age (...) (n = 2205) between April 1, 2004, and March 31, 2007, and between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, in Sweden were studied. Prospective data collection was used during 2004-2007. Data were obtained from the Swedish pregnancy, medical birth, and neonatal quality registries during 2014-2016.Delivery at 22-26 weeks' gestational age.The primary outcome was infant survival to the age of 1 year. The secondary outcome was 1-year survival among live-born infants who did not have any major neonatal

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2019 JAMA

67. Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study. (PubMed)

Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study. To examine associations between early developmental exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder.Population based case-control study.California's main agricultural region, Central Valley, using 1998-2010 birth data from the Office of Vital Statistics.2961 individuals with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical (...) Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, revised (up to 31 December 2013), including 445 with intellectual disability comorbidity, were identified through records maintained at the California Department of Developmental Services and linked to their birth records. Controls derived from birth records were matched to cases 10:1 by sex and birth year.Data from California state mandated Pesticide Use Reporting were integrated into a geographic information system tool to estimate prenatal and infant

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2019 BMJ

68. Effects of delayed cord clamping on infants after neonatal period: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Effects of delayed cord clamping on infants after neonatal period: A systematic review and meta-analysis The majority of current evidences simply showed the short-term benefits of delayed cord clamping, mainly focusing on the first week after birth. Without follow-up data, we can hardly come to the conclusion that delayed cord clamping may do more harm than good.To evaluate the long-term effects of delayed cord clamping compared with early cord clamping on infants after neonatal (...) period.Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs).PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched from inception date to June 22, 2018 for randomized clinical trials comparing early cord clamping with delayed cord clamping in infants beyond 1 month of age.Two reviewers independently assessed trial eligibility and quality and extracted all infants' follow-up data after one month of age, which were divided into two groups for analysis, with follow-up periods

2019 EvidenceUpdates

69. Ten-year follow-up of a randomised trial of drainage, irrigation and fibrinolytic therapy (DRIFT) in infants with post-haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation

Ten-year follow-up of a randomised trial of drainage, irrigation and fibrinolytic therapy (DRIFT) in infants with post-haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation Ten-year follow-up of a randomised trial of drainage, irrigation and fibrinolytic therapy (DRIFT) in infants with post-haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation Journals Library An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again. >> >> >> Page Not Found Page not found (404) Sorry - the page you requested could not be found. Please

2019 NIHR HTA programme

70. Positive end-expiratory pressure for preterm infants requiring conventional mechanical ventilation for respiratory distress syndrome or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. (PubMed)

Positive end-expiratory pressure for preterm infants requiring conventional mechanical ventilation for respiratory distress syndrome or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) is a common therapy for neonatal respiratory failure. While CMV facilitates gas exchange, it may simultaneously injure the lungs. Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has received less attention than other ventilation parameters when considering this benefit-risk balance. While (...) an appropriate PEEP level may result in clinical benefits, both inappropriately low or high levels may cause harm. An appropriate PEEP level may also be best achieved by an individualized approach.1. To compare the effects of PEEP levels in preterm infants requiring CMV for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). We compare both: zero end-expiratory pressure (ZEEP) (0 cm H2O) versus any PEEP and low (< 5 cm H2O) vs high (≥ 5 cm H2O) PEEP.2. To compare the effects of PEEP levels in preterm infants requiring CMV

2019 Cochrane

71. Iodine supplementation for the prevention of mortality and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants. (PubMed)

Iodine supplementation for the prevention of mortality and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants. Parenteral nutrition solutions, artificial formulas, and human breast milk contain insufficient iodine to meet recommended intakes for preterm infants. Iodine deficiency may exacerbate transient hypothyroxinaemia in preterm infants and this may be associated with adverse neonatal and longer-term outcomes.To assess the evidence from randomised controlled trials that dietary (...) supplementation with iodine reduces mortality and morbidity in preterm infants.We used the standard search strategy of Cochrane Neonatal to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL 2018, Issue 1), Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, Ovid Maternity & Infant Care Database, and CINAHL to February 2018. We searched clinical trials databases, conference proceedings, and the reference lists of retrieved articles for randomised controlled trials and quasi-randomised trials.Randomised or quasi

2019 Cochrane

72. Education of family members to support weaning to solids and nutrition in infants born preterm. (PubMed)

Education of family members to support weaning to solids and nutrition in infants born preterm. Weaning refers to the period of introduction of solid food to complement breast milk or formula milk. Preterm infants are known to acquire extrauterine growth restriction by the time of discharge from neonatal units. Hence, the postdischarge and weaning period are crucial for optimal growth. Optimisation of nutrition during weaning may have long-term impacts on outcomes in preterm infants. Family (...) members of preterm infants may require nutrition education to promote ideal nutrition practices surrounding weaning in preterm infants who are at high risk of nutritional deficit.To investigate the role of nutrition education of family members in supporting weaning in preterm infants with respect to their growth and neurodevelopment compared with conventional management.We used the standard search strategy of Cochrane Neonatal to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL 2018

2019 Cochrane

73. Late erythropoiesis-stimulating agents to prevent red blood cell transfusion in preterm or low birth weight infants. (PubMed)

Late erythropoiesis-stimulating agents to prevent red blood cell transfusion in preterm or low birth weight infants. Preterm infants have low plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO), providing a rationale for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to prevent or treat anaemia. Darbepoetin (Darbe) and EPO are currently available ESAs.To assess the effectiveness and safety of late initiation of ESAs, between eight and 28 days after birth, in reducing the use of red blood cell (RBC (...) controlled trials of late initiation of EPO treatment (started at ≥ eight days of age) versus placebo or no intervention in preterm (< 37 weeks) or low birth weight (< 2500 grams) neonates.We performed data collection and analyses in accordance with the methods of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group. We used the GRADE approach to assess the quality of the evidence.We include 31 studies (32 comparisons) randomising 1651 preterm infants. Literature searches in 2018 identified one new study for inclusion

2019 Cochrane

74. The Association of Hydrocortisone Dosage on Mortality in Infants Born Extremely Premature

The Association of Hydrocortisone Dosage on Mortality in Infants Born Extremely Premature To characterize common dosing strategies and to investigate the association between hydrocortisone dosage and in-hospital mortality in infants born extremely premature.We performed a retrospective review of a cohort of infants born ≤30 weeks' gestational age from 2010 to 2016 from the Pediatrix Clinical Data Warehouse who received hydrocortisone in the first 14 postnatal days. Infants were divided (...) by initial hydrocortisone dosage (high: >2 mg/kg/d vs low: ≤2 mg/kg/d). Baseline characteristics and medication coexposures were compared and mortality was evaluated in a multivariable analysis.A total of 1427 infants were included, 733 with high dosage (51%) and 694 with low dosage (49%). The groups were similar with regard to baseline characteristics. Infants in the high-dosage group had significantly more exposure to any vasopressors (89% vs 84%, P < .001) and greater mortality (50% vs 23%, P < .001

2019 EvidenceUpdates

75. Timing of introduction of allergenic solids for infants at high risk

Timing of introduction of allergenic solids for infants at high risk Food allergy affects an estimated 2% to 10% of the population, with evidence of increasing prevalence over time. Preventing food allergy has become an important public health goal. Health Canada currently recommends breastfeeding infants exclusively until they are 6 months old, while acknowledging that in individual practice, signs of infant readiness may guide the introduction of complementary foods a few weeks earlier (...) . There is emerging evidence that early food introduction, between 4 to 6 months of age, may have a role in preventing food allergy, particularly for egg and peanut, in high-risk infants. For infants at high risk for allergic disease, it is now recommended that commonly allergenic solids be introduced at around 6 months of age, but not before 4 months of age, and guided by the infant’s developmental readiness for food. Continued breastfeeding should be encouraged and supported because of its

2019 Canadian Paediatric Society

76. External validation and clinical usefulness of first-trimester prediction models for small- and large-for-gestational-age infants: a prospective cohort study

External validation and clinical usefulness of first-trimester prediction models for small- and large-for-gestational-age infants: a prospective cohort study To assess the external validity of all published first-trimester prediction models based on routinely collected maternal predictors for the risk of small- and large-for-gestational-age (SGA and LGA) infants. Furthermore, the clinical potential of the best-performing models was evaluated.Multicentre prospective cohort.Thirty-six midwifery (...) after recalibration.The clinical relevance of the models is limited because of their moderate predictive performance, and because the definitions of SGA and LGA do not exclude constitutionally small or large infants. As most clinically relevant fetal growth deviations are related to 'vascular' or 'metabolic' factors, models predicting hypertensive disorders and gestational diabetes are likely to be more specific.The clinical relevance of prediction models for the risk of small- and large

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2019 EvidenceUpdates

77. Efficacy and Safety of EMLA Cream for Pain Control Due to Venipuncture in Infants: A Meta-analysis

Efficacy and Safety of EMLA Cream for Pain Control Due to Venipuncture in Infants: A Meta-analysis : media-1vid110.1542/5852339542001PEDS-VA_2018-1173Video Abstract CONTEXT: The eutectic mixture of lidocaine (EMLA) cream has been used to reduce the pain during venipuncture in infants.To determine the efficacy and safety of EMLA in infants <3 months of age requiring venipuncture in comparison with nonpharmacological interventions in terms of pain reduction, change in physiologic variables (...) trials (907 infants) were included. EMLA revealed little or no effect in reduction of pain (standardized mean difference: 0.14; 95% confidence interval [CI]: -0.17 to 0.45; 6 trials, n = 742; moderate-quality evidence) when EMLA was compared with sucrose, breastfeeding, or placebo. In comparison with placebo, EMLA revealed a small-to-moderate effect on increasing methemoglobin levels (mean difference: 0.35; 95% CI: 0.04 to 0.66; 2 trials, n = 134; low-quality evidence). There was an increased risk

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2019 EvidenceUpdates

78. Updated recommendations on first-line and second-line antiretroviral regimens and post-exposure prophylaxis and recommendations on early infant diagnosis of HIV

Updated recommendations on first-line and second-line antiretroviral regimens and post-exposure prophylaxis and recommendations on early infant diagnosis of HIV UPDATED RECOMMENDATIONS ON FIRST-LINE AND SECOND-LINE ANTIRETROVIRAL REGIMENS AND POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON EARLY INFANT DIAGNOSIS OF HIV SUPPLEMENT TO THE 2016 CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF ANTIRETROVIRAL DRUGS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING HIV INFECTION DECEMBER 2018 INTERIM GUIDELINES HIV TREATMENTUPDATED (...) RECOMMENDATIONS ON FIRST-LINE AND SECOND-LINE ANTIRETROVIRAL REGIMENS AND POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON EARLY INFANT DIAGNOSIS OF HIV: INTERIM GUIDELINES SUPPLEMENT TO THE 2016 CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF ANTIRETROVIRAL DRUGS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING HIV INFECTION DECEMBER 2018WHO/CDS/HIV/18.51 © World Health Organization 2018 Some rights reserved. This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO; https

2019 World Health Organisation HIV Guidelines

79. Smaller facemasks for positive pressure ventilation in preterm infants: A randomised trial

Smaller facemasks for positive pressure ventilation in preterm infants: A randomised trial Facial measurements of preterm infants indicate that standard diameter facemasks used during positive pressure ventilation are too large, which may lead to mask leak and compromise resuscitation. We aimed to determine whether the use of a facemask that better complies with the dimensions of preterm faces, compared with a standard facemask, reduces facemask leak.Parallel group, randomised controlled trial (...) . Preterm infants ≤32 weeks' gestation receiving facemask ventilation prior to intubation in the neonatal intensive care unit, and those 28-32+6 weeks' receiving facemask ventilation in the delivery room were eligible. Infants were randomised to receive ventilation via a standard (50mm) (control), or a smaller (35mm or 42mm) diameter facemask (intervention), stratified by gestation (≤26 weeks'; 35mm, 27-32+6; 42mm). The primary outcome was leak between the mask and the infants face.Of 298 eligible

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2019 EvidenceUpdates

80. Mupirocin for Staphylococcus aureus Decolonization of Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Mupirocin for Staphylococcus aureus Decolonization of Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units : media-1vid110.1542/5849573989001PEDS-VA_2018-1565Video Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is the second leading cause of late-onset sepsis among infants in the NICU. Because colonization of nasal mucosa and/or skin frequently precedes invasive infection, decolonization strategies, such as mupirocin application, have been attempted to prevent clinical infection, but data (...) supporting this approach in infants are limited. We conducted a phase 2 multicenter, open-label, randomized trial to assess the safety and efficacy of intranasal plus topical mupirocin in eradicating SA colonization in critically ill infants.Between April 2014 and May 2016, infants <24 months old in the NICU at 8 study centers underwent serial screening for nasal SA. Colonized infants who met eligibility criteria were randomly assigned to receive 5 days of mupirocin versus no mupirocin to the intranasal

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2019 EvidenceUpdates