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101. Delayed clamping vs milking of umbilical cord in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

Delayed clamping vs milking of umbilical cord in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial It has been established that delayed umbilical cord clamping in preterm infants results in improvement in neonatal anemia, need for transfusion, incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, and intraventricular hemorrhage by increasing neonatal circulating blood volume. However, the effects of umbilical cord milking as an alternative to delayed clamping in preterm infants are unclear.The primary objective (...) of this study was to compare the effect of delayed clamping vs milking of the umbilical cord on the initial hematocrit concentration in preterm births (23-34 weeks gestation). In addition, we sought to compare the effects of delayed clamping vs milking on the incidences of intraventricular hemorrhage, necrotizing enterocolitis, and need for transfusion (secondary objectives).The study was an unblinded randomized controlled trial of singleton preterm infants who were born 23 weeks 0 days to 34 weeks 6 days

2019 EvidenceUpdates

102. Platelet Transfusion for PDA Closure in Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Abstract)

Platelet Transfusion for PDA Closure in Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial Thrombocytopenia is associated with late closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). There are few studies evaluating platelet transfusions to treat PDA. We compared liberal platelet-transfusion criteria (to maintain a platelet count >100 000 per µL) versus standard criteria achieve earlier PDA closure among thrombocytopenic preterm neonates (<35 weeks' gestation) with hemodynamically significant PDA (hs-PDA (...) group, 41% of infants had any grade of intraventricular hemorrhage compared with 4.5% in the restrictive group (P = .009).Attempting to maintain a platelet count >100 000 per µL by liberally transfusing platelets in preterm thrombocytopenic neonates with hs-PDA does not hasten PDA closure.Copyright © 2019 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

2019 EvidenceUpdates

103. Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Infants With Birth Weight Less Than 400 g (Abstract)

Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Infants With Birth Weight Less Than 400 g Birth weight (BW) is an important predictor of mortality and morbidity. At extremely early gestational ages (GAs), BW may influence decisions regarding initiation of resuscitation.To characterize outcomes of liveborn infants with a BW less than 400 g.This retrospective multicenter cohort study analyzed extremely preterm infants born between January 2008 and December 2016 within the National Institute of Child Health (...) and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Infants with a BW less than 400 g and a GA of 22 to 26 weeks were included. Active treatment was defined as the provision of any potentially lifesaving intervention after birth. Survival was analyzed for the entire cohort; neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) was examined for those born between January 2008 and December 2015 (birth years with outcomes available for analysis). Neurodevelopmental impairment at 18 to 26 months' corrected age (CA) was defined

2019 EvidenceUpdates

104. High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Allergic Sensitization of Infants Full Text available with Trip Pro

High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Allergic Sensitization of Infants To investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation dose on allergic sensitization and allergic diseases in infants, and to evaluate whether vitamin D status in pregnancy and at birth are associated with infant allergy outcomes.Altogether, 975 infants participated in a randomized, controlled trial of daily vitamin D supplementation of 10 μg (400 IU) or 30 μg (1200 IU) from the age of 2 weeks. At 12 months (...) of age, food and aeroallergen IgE antibodies were measured, and the occurrence of allergic diseases and wheezing were evaluated.We found no differences between the vitamin D supplementation groups in food (OR, 0.98; 95% CI, 0.66-1.46) or aeroallergen sensitization at 12 months (OR, 0.76; 95% CI,0.34-1.71). Allergic diseases or wheezing did not differ between groups, except for milk allergy which occurred more often in infants administered 30 μg vitamin D compared with the 10 μg dose (OR, 2.23; 95% CI

2019 EvidenceUpdates

105. Nasal High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Preterm Infants With Respiratory Distress Syndrome and ARDS After Extubation: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Abstract)

Nasal High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Preterm Infants With Respiratory Distress Syndrome and ARDS After Extubation: A Randomized Controlled Trial Nasal high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (NHFOV) has been described as supplying the combined advantages of nasal CPAP (NCPAP) and HFOV. However, its effect on preterm infants needs to be further elucidated. Our objective was to assess whether NHFOV could reduce intubation and Pco2 levels as compared with NCPAP during the postextubation (...) phase in preterm infants.This was a single-center, randomized, controlled trial, and it was registered at clinicaltrials.gov (NCT03140891) and conducted between May 2017 and May 2018. Ventilated infants born at less than 37 weeks' gestational age and ready to be extubated were included and randomized to either the NHFOV or NCPAP group. Primary outcomes were the incidence of reintubation within 1 week and the Pco2 level within 6 h.A total of 206 preterm infants were included. Of them, 127 (61.7

2019 EvidenceUpdates

106. A Randomized Trial of Baby Triple P for Preterm Infants: Child Outcomes at 2 Years of Corrected Age Full Text available with Trip Pro

A Randomized Trial of Baby Triple P for Preterm Infants: Child Outcomes at 2 Years of Corrected Age To determine the efficacy of a hospital-based intervention that transitions into existing community support, in enhancing developmental outcomes at 2 years of corrected age in infants born at less than 32 weeks.In total, 323 families of 384 infants born <32 weeks were randomized to receive intervention or care-as-usual. The intervention teaches parents coping skills, partner support (...) , and effective parenting strategies over 4 hospital-based and 4 home-phone sessions. At 2 years of corrected age maternally reported child behavior was assessed by the Infant and Toddler Social Emotional Adjustment Scale. Observed child behavior was coded with the Revised Family Observation Schedule. Cognitive, language, and motor skills were assessed with the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development III.Mean gestational age of infants was 28.5 weeks (SD = 2.1), and mothers' mean age was 30.6 years

2019 EvidenceUpdates

107. Pain experienced by infants and toddlers at urine collection bag removal: A randomized, controlled, clinical trial (Abstract)

Pain experienced by infants and toddlers at urine collection bag removal: A randomized, controlled, clinical trial In pre-continent children, collection bags are frequently used as a first-line option to obtain a urine specimen. This practice, acknowledged by several guidelines for the step of UTI screening, is driven by a perception of the technique as being more convenient and less painful. However, our own experience led us to consider bag removal as a painful experience.Our aim

2019 EvidenceUpdates

108. Lentiviral Gene Therapy Combined with Low-Dose Busulfan in Infants with SCID-X1. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

109. Estimating the potential impact of the UK government's sugar reduction programme on child and adult health: modelling study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Estimating the potential impact of the UK government's sugar reduction programme on child and adult health: modelling study. To estimate the impact of the UK government's sugar reduction programme on child and adult obesity, adult disease burden, and healthcare costs.Modelling study.Simulated scenario based on National Diet and Nutrition Survey waves 5 and 6, England.1508 survey respondents were used to model weight change among the population of England aged 4-80 years.Calorie change, weight

2019 BMJ

110. Risks and Benefits of Dolutegravir- and Efavirenz-Based Strategies for South African Women With HIV of Child-Bearing Potential: A Modeling Study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Risks and Benefits of Dolutegravir- and Efavirenz-Based Strategies for South African Women With HIV of Child-Bearing Potential: A Modeling Study. Dolutegravir is superior to efavirenz for HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) but may be associated with an increased risk for neural tube defects (NTDs) in newborns if used by women at conception.To project clinical outcomes of ART policies for women of child-bearing potential in South Africa.Model of 3 strategies: efavirenz for all women of child (...) -bearing potential (EFV), dolutegravir for all women of child-bearing potential (DTG), or World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended efavirenz without contraception or dolutegravir with contraception (WHO approach).Published data on NTD risks (efavirenz, 0.05%; dolutegravir, 0.67% [Tsepamo study]), 48-week ART efficacy with initiation (efavirenz, 60% to 91%; dolutegravir, 96%), and age-stratified fertility rates (2 to 139 per 1000 women).3.1 million South African women with HIV (aged 15 to 49 years

2019 Annals of Internal Medicine

111. Elvitegravir boosted with cobicistat: avoid use in pregnancy due to risk of treatment failure and maternal-to-child transmission of HIV-1

Elvitegravir boosted with cobicistat: avoid use in pregnancy due to risk of treatment failure and maternal-to-child transmission of HIV-1 Elvitegravir boosted with cobicistat: avoid use in pregnancy due to risk of treatment failure and maternal-to-child transmission of HIV-1 - GOV.UK GOV.UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. or Search Elvitegravir boosted with cobicistat: avoid use in pregnancy due to risk of treatment failure and maternal-to-child transmission of HIV-1 Pharmacokinetic data (...) indicate exposure of elvitegravir boosted with cobicistat (Genvoya▼, Stribild) is lower during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy than postpartum. Low elvitegravir exposure may be associated with an increased risk of treatment failure and an increased risk of HIV-1 transmission to the unborn child, and therefore elvitegravir/cobicistat should not be used during pregnancy. Published 16 April 2019 From: Therapeutic area: , , Contents Advice for healthcare professionals: pharmacokinetic data

2019 MHRA Drug Safety Update

112. Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm

Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm Specialist neonatal respir Specialist neonatal respiratory care for atory care for babies born preterm babies born preterm NICE guideline Published: 3 April 2019 nice.org.uk/guidance/ng124 © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and-conditions#notice-of- rights).Y Y our responsibility our responsibility The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived (...) be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with complying with those duties. Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible. Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm (NG124) © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 2

2019 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Clinical Guidelines

113. Monoclonal Antibody Treatment of RSV Bronchiolitis in Young Infants: A Randomized Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

114. Effect of Sustained Inflations vs Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation on Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death Among Extremely Preterm Infants: The SAIL Randomized Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2019 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

115. Association Between Year of Birth and 1-Year Survival Among Extremely Preterm Infants in Sweden During 2004-2007 and 2014-2016. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2019 JAMA

116. Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2019 BMJ

117. Clinical Reference Points for the Screen for Child Anxiety-related Disorders in 2 Investigations of Youth With Chronic Pain Full Text available with Trip Pro

Clinical Reference Points for the Screen for Child Anxiety-related Disorders in 2 Investigations of Youth With Chronic Pain Anxiety is common in pediatric chronic pain and is related to a higher risk for poor outcomes; thus, there is a need for effective clinical screening methods to identify youth with chronic pain and co-occurring anxiety. The Screen for Child Anxiety-related Disorders (SCARED) is a validated measure that defines clinically significant anxiety using the traditional clinical

2019 EvidenceUpdates

118. Intrapartum care for women with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies

Intrapartum care for women with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies Intr Intrapartum care for women with apartum care for women with e existing medical conditions or obstetric xisting medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies complications and their babies NICE guideline Published: 6 March 2019 www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng121 © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and-conditions#notice (...) with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies (NG121) © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Last updated April 2019 Page 2 of 96Contents Contents Overview 6 Who is it for? 6 Recommendations 7 1.1 Information for women with existing medical conditions 7 1.2 Planning for intrapartum care with women with existing medical conditions – involving a multidisciplinary team 8 1.3 Heart disease 9

2019 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Clinical Guidelines

119. 18-month follow-up of randomized controlled trial of parent and child enhancement program. (Abstract)

18-month follow-up of randomized controlled trial of parent and child enhancement program. This study aimed to evaluate the 18-month effectiveness of the Parent and Child Enhancement (PACE) program through an 18-month follow-up of the participants.Participants included parents and children who participated in the PACE program in 2013-2014, where they were randomized into intervention (n = 76) and control (n = 73) groups. At the 18-month follow-up, participating parents completed questionnaires

2019 Journal of evidence-informed social work Controlled trial quality: uncertain

120. Education of family members to support weaning to solids and nutrition in infants born preterm. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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