The Impact of Surgical Intervention on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: a Nationwide Cohort Study in Korea.
The Impact of Surgical Intervention on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: a Nationwide Cohort Study in Korea. J Korean Med Sci. 2019 Nov 11;34(43):e271 Authors: Sung SI, Lee NH, Kim HH, Kim HS, Han YS, Yang M, Ahn SY, Chang YS, Park WS Abstract BACKGROUND: To investigate the incidence of surgical intervention in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and the impact of surgery on neurodevelopmental outcomes at corrected ages (CAs) of 18-24 months, using data from the Korean Neonatal Network (KNN). METHODS: Data from 7,885 VLBW infants who were born and registered with the KNN between 2013 to 2016 were analyzed in this study. The incidences of various surgical interventions and related morbidities were analyzed. Long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes at CAs of 18-24 months were compared between infants (born during 2013 to 2015, n = 3,777) with and without surgery. RESULTS: A total of 1,509 out of 7,885 (19.1%) infants received surgical interventions during neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalization. Surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (n = 840) was most frequently performed, followed by laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity and laparotomy due to intestinal perforation. Infants who underwent surgery had higher mortality rates and greater neurodevelopmental impairment than infants who did not undergo surgery (P value
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of SolidsAuthor(s): Cristina Crupi, Giovanni Carini, Giuseppe Carini, Mauro Federico, Andrea Mandanici, Valentino Romano, Giovanna D'AngeloAbstractStructural changes of (Ag2O)x(B2O3)1-x glasses, over the range between X = 0.0 and X = 0.14, have been monitored by Raman spectroscopy. Low temperature heat capacity measurements have been also performed between 0.4 K and 25 K to investigate along with low frequency Raman scattering the behavior of the low-energy vibrational dynamics. A progressively decreasing intensity of the...
Authors: Ring B, Burbank AJ, Mills K, Ivins S, Dieffenderfer J, Hernandez ML Abstract Objectives: Objective measurements of asthma impairment could aid teens in recognition of changes in asthma status over time. Ready access to a conventional spirometer is not realistic outside of the clinical setting. In this proof-of-concept study, we compared the performance of the VitalFlo mobile spirometer to the nSpire KoKo® sx1000 spirometer for accuracy in measuring Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1) and Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) in adolescents with asthma.Methods: Two hundred forty pulmonary function measu...
Authors: Brignardello-Petersen R PMID: 31810520 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Brignardello-Petersen R PMID: 31810519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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