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  1. A criança na unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal: impacto da primeira visita da mãe Los niños en la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal: el impacto de la primera visita para su madre The child at the neonatal intensive care unit: the impact the first visit for her mother

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    Diana Amanda Perlin

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou conhecer o impacto da primeira visita à criança internada na Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo Neonatal para sua mãe. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa realizada em um Hospital Universitário de agosto a novembro de 2009. Realizaram-se entrevistas semiestruturadas com dez mães. A partir da análise temática verificou-se que a primeira visita é impactante, pois a unidade é reconhecida como um setor para o atendimento de pacientes graves; a tecnologia existente é causadora de estresse; o entrar desacompanhada e receber poucas informações acerca da criança pode dificultar a presença da mãe na unidade e tornar a visita assustadora gerando sentimentos contraditórios. Sugerem a necessidade do preparo da mãe para a entrada no setor através do fornecimento de informações simples capazes de diminuir sua angústia e temor. Conclui-se necessário que a mãe seja apoiada pela equipe de saúde no momento da visita, fortalecendo seu vínculo afetivo com a criança.El estudio tuvo como objetivo conocer el impacto de la primera visita a los niños hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos para su madre. Se trata de una investigación cualitativa realizada en un hospital universitario de agosto a noviembre de 2009. Se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas con diez madres. A partir del análisis temático se encontró que la primera visita es sorprendente, porque la unidad es reconocida como para el cuidado de los pacientes críticos, la tecnología existente es causadora de estrés. Ir sin supervisión y obtener y recibir poca información sobre el niño puede obstaculizar la presencia de la madre en la unidad generando miedo y sentimientos no coincidentes. Sugieren la necesidad de preparar a la madre para entrar en el sector a través de la provisión de información simple que puede reducir su ansiedad y el miedo. Es necesario que la madre recibe apoyo de el equipo de salud en el momento de la visita, para fortalecer su

  2. Reconhecimento materno na Unidade de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal

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    Monika Wernet

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: analisar experiências maternas em Unidade de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal, com foco nas relações de reconhecimento. Método: estudo qualitativo, desenvolvido na perspectiva da hermenêutica gadameriana, fundamentado no conceito honnethiano de reconhecimento. Foram entrevistadas, em profundidade, dez mães de crianças internadas em Unidade de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal. Resultados: há comprometimentos no processo de reconhecimento materno na unidade e, como desdobramento, surgem sentimentos de obrigação e insegurança para o cuidado do filho e fragilidades na autoestima. Conclusão: as interações com os profissionais de saúde e as normas e protocolos ali existentes promovem vulnerabilidades e comprometem o reconhecimento e a autonomia materna.

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    Ángela María Salazar-Maya

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: comprender cómo el equipo de salud valora, jerarquiza y prioriza la higiene de las manos en la unidad de cuidado intensivo de un hospital universitario. Materiales y métodos: metodología cualitativa con enfoque etnográfico. Los datos se construyeron por medio de la observación participante y entrevistas a médicos, enfermeras y auxiliares de enfermería participantes en el estudio, en la unidad de cuidado intensivo de un hospital universitario. Resultados: la higiene de las manos es una práctica contextualizada a condiciones tales como el paciente, el procedimiento y el mundo material, y lleva a los participantes a valorarla, ponderarla y priorizarla. Al profesional de enfermería se le ha delegado la tarea de supervisar el cumplimiento de dicha práctica, lo que le genera conflictos con los otros estamentos. Conclusiones: la higiene de las manos es considerada una práctica episódica, temporal, contextualizada, con restricciones e imperativa. Los participantes la ponderan y jerarquizan según el tipo de paciente, el tipo de procedimiento y el espacio físico donde se encuentre.

  4. Impacto pronóstico del momento de ingreso y egreso de la unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    Héctor Eduardo Moreira

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo: Determinar el impacto en la mortalidad del día y horario de admisión y alta de la unidad de cuidados intensivos. Métodos: Estudio prospectivo observacional, que incluyó pacientes admitidos entre abril y noviembre de 2014 en la unidad de cuidados intensivos del Hospital Maciel de Montevideo. Resultados: Se analizaron 325 pacientes con una edad de 55 (36 - 71 años y un valor SAPS II de 43 (29 - 58 puntos. No se encontraron diferencias en la mortalidad en unidad de cuidados intensivos de los pacientes al comparar el momento de ingreso (35% el fin de semana versus 31% en los días laborales, p = ns ni el horario de ingreso (nocturnos 35% versus diurnos 31%, p = ns. El momento de egreso se asoció a mayor mortalidad en el hospital (57% en egresos del fin de semana versus 14% en días laborales, p = 0,000. Los factores independientemente asociados a mortalidad hospitalaria luego del alta de unidad de cuidados intensivos fueron la edad mayor de 50 años (OR 2,4; IC95%, 1,1 - 5,4 y el egreso durante el fin de semana (OR 7,7; IC95%, 3,8 - 15,6. Conclusión: Este estudio logró identificar al momento del alta de la unidad de cuidados intensivos como un factor independientemente asociado a mortalidad hospitalaria.

  5. Demandas y control del trabajo: implicaciones en las unidades de tratamiento intensivo pediatrico y neonatal

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    Fogaça, Monalisa de Cássia [UNIFESP; Carvalho, Werther Brunow de [UNIFESP; Nogueira-Martins, Luiz Antonio [UNIFESP

    2010-01-01

    Comparar a demanda e o controle sobre trabalho de médicos e enfermeiros que trabalham em unidades de tratamento intensivo pediátrica e neonatal. Estudo transversal com 37 médicos e 20 enfermeiros. Utilizou-se o Job Content Questionnarie. Médicos da UTI Neonatal diferem em suporte social recebido do supervisor (p=0,01) em relação aos da UTI Pediátrica. Enfermeiros da UTI Neonatal apresentam insegurança no trabalho (p=0,05). Médicos e enfermeiros da UTI Pediátrica diferem em controle sobre o tr...

  6. Evaluación del ruido en la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal

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    Alessandra Teixeira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Con los avances en la tecnología y la investigación llevada a cabo en neonatología, ya es posible ver más allá de lo que podamos para salvaguardar las vidas de recién nacidos (RN, proporcionando una calidad de vida. Para esto necesitamos tener una visión amplia que se ve más allá del individuo, el medio ambiente y el equipo que le rodea. Humanización debe impregnar todas las acciones tomadas en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (UCIN. Objetivo: En este contexto, el ruido ambiental emerge como un objeto de estudio de esta investigación tiene como objetivo identificar los niveles de ruido a que están expuestos los recién nacidos ingresados en una unidad específica de cuidados intensivos neonatales y discutirlos a la luz de las normas vigentes país. Materiales y Métodos: Teniendo en cuenta el tema de la parte delantera de esta investigación considera que es importante conocer la legislación que aborda este tema, específicamente el procedimiento estándar de Higiene Profesional Técnica (NHO 01 y la norma 15 (NR15. De acuerdo con la Norma 15 (NR 15 promulgado por el Ministerio de la Ordenanza N º 3214/1978 del Trabajo, actualizado por el Decreto 203/2011, el ruido que se clasifica como el impacto del ruido o el ruido continuo también llamado intermitente, que se caracteriza los picos de energía acústica de menos de 1 (un segundo a intervalos superiores a 1 (un segundo. Resultados: Comenzamos la presentación de los resultados que describen el campo de estudio, los resultados de la investigación discutidos a la luz de las normas vigentes en el país. Discusión y Conclusiones: La institución por área de estudio es un centro de referencia para cuidados intensivos neonatales de la micro-región de Barbacena recibe pacientes de varios lugares. De acuerdo con la Resolución del Directorio N º 7 (RDC 07 se clasifica como un nivel de unidad de cuidadosintensivos II(10. (Rev Cuid 2011; 2

  7. Herramienta para el cálculo de personal de cuidado intensivo neonatal

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    Juan Guillermo Rojas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La gestión del cuidado de enfermería supone la utilización de métodos y herramientas que de manera práctica permitan una aproximación a las necesidades de cuidado de los pacientes y ayuden a planear los requerimientos humanos y técnicos para tal fin. Objetivo: identificar la utilidad del Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (NTISS en el cálculo de personal de enfermería en la unidad de cuidado intensivo (UCIN e intermedio neonatal (UCEN de la Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana (CUB en Medellín, Colombia. Método: estudio descriptivo, transversal, realizado durante el mes de abril de 2007. La población estuvo conformada por los neonatos ingresados y hospitalizados en la UCIN y UCEN, para lo que fue necesario aplicar el instrumento al final de cada turno. Se calculó una muestra de 384 instrumentos (proporción desconocida y un intervalo de confianza de 0,5. La consistencia interna del instrumento se determinó con el alfa de Cronbach (0,8. Resultados: se recolectaron 425 instrumentos diligenciados de 22 neonatos. Las patologías más frecuentes fueron las de tipo respiratorio. El puntaje total de los NTISS analizados fue de 5.200 puntos, con un promedio de 12,3, equivalentes a 123 minutos de trabajo de enfermería por turno de 6 horas. Del total de intervenciones el 62% están asignadas a las enfermeras, el 22% a las auxiliares de enfermería y el 16% a terapia respiratoria. Se calculó el requerimiento de 4 enfermeras por turno en la UCIN y UCEN. Conclusiones: el NTISS es útil para la asignación y el cálculo del personal de enfermería y contribuye a mejorar los procesos de gestión del cuidado.

  8. Infección neonatal: comportamiento en una unidad de cuidados intensivos Neonatal infection: behavior in an intensive care unit

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    Osmany Franco Argote

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar a los recién nacidos con sepsis atendidos en cuidados intensivos neonatales del Hospital «América Arias» en un período de 2 años. MÉTODOS. Se realizó una investigación cuantitativa, observacional, descriptiva y retrospectiva. El universo estuvo constituido por 214 neonatos. Las variables estudiadas fueron condiciones neonatales, manifestaciones clínicas de sepsis, gravedad, alteraciones humorales y antecedentes de procedimientos intervencionistas. Se hicieron combinaciones de algunas variables y se halló el valor de p para compararlas en neonatos con sepsis no grave o con sepsis grave. RESULTADOS. En el grupo estudiado la prematuridad, el bajo peso y el crecimiento intrauterino retardado alcanzaron cifras del 49,1 %, 42,1 % y 18,7 % respectivamente. El 72,9 % de los pacientes tuvo sepsis grave. Las manifestaciones clínicas más comunes fueron taquipnea (69,2 % y llenado capilar lento (57,9 %. La alteración humoral más frecuente fue la acidosis metabólica (63,6 % y el cateterismo umbilical fue el procedimiento intervencionista más frecuente (53,7 %. Predominaron las combinaciones de prematuridad y bajo peso (21,5 %, acidosis metabólica y neutrofilia (22 %, y asistencia respiratoria con cateterismo umbilical (21 % o epicutáneo (20,6 %. El valor de p fue de 0,001 entre pacientes con sepsis no grave y pacientes con sepsis grave en todas las combinaciones de intervencionismo, y no significativo en la combinación prematuro-bajo peso-crecimiento intrauterino retardado (CIUR. CONCLUSIONES. Hubo predominio de prematuridad, sepsis grave, taquipnea, cateterismo umbilical y acidosis metabólica. Las diferencias entre pacientes con sepsis no grave y con sepsis grave fueron significativas en todas las combinaciones de intervencionismo y de condición neonatal, pero no en la combinación prematuro-bajo peso-CIUR.INTRODUCTION. The aim of present study was to characterize the newborns

  9. Infección neonatal: comportamiento en una unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    Osmany Franco Argote

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar a los recién nacidos con sepsis atendidos en cuidados intensivos neonatales del Hospital «América Arias» en un período de 2 años. MÉTODOS. Se realizó una investigación cuantitativa, observacional, descriptiva y retrospectiva. El universo estuvo constituido por 214 neonatos. Las variables estudiadas fueron condiciones neonatales, manifestaciones clínicas de sepsis, gravedad, alteraciones humorales y antecedentes de procedimientos intervencionistas. Se hicieron combinaciones de algunas variables y se halló el valor de p para compararlas en neonatos con sepsis no grave o con sepsis grave. RESULTADOS. En el grupo estudiado la prematuridad, el bajo peso y el crecimiento intrauterino retardado alcanzaron cifras del 49,1 %, 42,1 % y 18,7 % respectivamente. El 72,9 % de los pacientes tuvo sepsis grave. Las manifestaciones clínicas más comunes fueron taquipnea (69,2 % y llenado capilar lento (57,9 %. La alteración humoral más frecuente fue la acidosis metabólica (63,6 % y el cateterismo umbilical fue el procedimiento intervencionista más frecuente (53,7 %. Predominaron las combinaciones de prematuridad y bajo peso (21,5 %, acidosis metabólica y neutrofilia (22 %, y asistencia respiratoria con cateterismo umbilical (21 % o epicutáneo (20,6 %. El valor de p fue de 0,001 entre pacientes con sepsis no grave y pacientes con sepsis grave en todas las combinaciones de intervencionismo, y no significativo en la combinación prematuro-bajo peso-crecimiento intrauterino retardado (CIUR. CONCLUSIONES. Hubo predominio de prematuridad, sepsis grave, taquipnea, cateterismo umbilical y acidosis metabólica. Las diferencias entre pacientes con sepsis no grave y con sepsis grave fueron significativas en todas las combinaciones de intervencionismo y de condición neonatal, pero no en la combinación prematuro-bajo peso-CIUR.

  10. Bacteriemia asociada a catéter epicutáneo en la unidad de cuidado intensivo neonatal de la Fundación Cardioinfantil

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    Pinilla Reyes, Darly Rocio

    2013-01-01

    La bacteriemia asociada a catéter afecta a pacientes en las unidades de cuidado intensivo con una alta morbilidad, mortalidad y aumento de los costos al sistema de salud. Los recién nacidos son la población de más alto riesgo por el mayor uso de catéteres centrales. Objetivo: Caracterizar factores de riesgo para bacteriemia asociada a catéter en la Unidad de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal de la Fundación Cardioinfantil entre 2005 - 2010 Materiales y método: Estudio descriptivo de corte tra...

  11. Impacto orcamentario da utilizacao do Metodo Canguru no cuidado neonatal

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    Aline Piovezan Entringer

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO Estimar o impacto orçamentário da utilização do Método Canguru na rede municipal de saúde. MÉTODOS Um modelo de decisão analítico foi desenvolvido para simular os custos do Método Canguru e Unidade Intermediária Neonatal no Rio de Janeiro, RJ, em 2011. A população de referência foi constituída pelos recém-nascidos estáveis clinicamente, que podem receber assistência nas duas modalidades de cuidado. O impacto orçamentário foi estimado para uma coorte hipotética de 1.000 recém-nascidos elegíveis em um ano. A proporção de recém-nascidos elegíveis que recebem assistência nas duas modalidades foi obtida por coleta de dados nas maternidades incluídas no estudo. As probabilidades dos eventos e o consumo de recursos de saúde, no período da assistência, foram incorporados ao modelo. Cenários foram desenvolvidos para refletir a adoção do método Canguru em maior ou menor escala. RESULTADOS A utilização do Método Canguru significou redução de gastos equivalente a 16% em um ano, se todos os recém-nascidos elegíveis fossem assistidos por esse método. CONCLUSÕES A opção Método Canguru é de menor custo comparado com a da Unidade Intermediária Neonatal. A análise de impacto orçamentário da utilização desse método no Sistema Único de Saúde indicou economia importante para o período de um ano.

  12. Cuidado humanizado al neonato prematuro y familia: una perspectiva de enfermería. Unidad de cuidado intensivo neonatal. Hospital San Bartolomé. 2015.

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    Broncano Vargas, Yrma Nilda

    2016-01-01

    El objeto de estudio es el cuidado humanizado de enfermería al neonato prematuro y familia, desde la perspectiva de enfermería en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal (UCIN) del Hospital San Bartolomé, Lima Perú. Objetivos: Describir y caracterizar el cuidado humanizado que brinda la enfermera al neonato prematuro y familia en la UCIN, analizar las implicancias del cuidado humanizado al recién nacido prematuro y familia en la salud neonatal. Estudio de naturaleza cualitativa, método desc...

  13. Nível de ruído em unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal Nivel de ruido en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal Noise level in neonatal intensive care unit

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    Tereza Yoshiko Kakehashi

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar o nível de ruído da Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal e identificar suas fontes. MÉTODOS: Estudo quantitativo, descritivo e exploratório, conduzido em uma Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal de São Paulo. A coleta de dados ocorreu de abril a maio de 2005, utilizando um dosímetro para 96 horas de registro do nível de pressão sonora e 9 horas de observação, para identificar as fontes de ruído. RESULTADOS: Registrou-se Leq entre 61,3 a 66,6 dBA, sendo maior nos dias do final de semana. Os valores dos picos variaram de 90,8 a 123,4 dBC, sendo mais elevados no período noturno. As principais fontes foram: alarme dos ventiladores, dos oxímetros, conversa entre profissionais e pais e outros. CONCLUSÃO: Considerando os efeitos deletérios do nível elevado de ruído sobre neonatos e equipe de saúde, os resultados demonstram a necessidade de intervenções em algumas rotinas e na conduta dos profissionais e familiares.OBJETIVO: Verificar el nivel de ruido de la Unidad de cuidados Intensivos Neonatal (UCIN e identificar sus fuentes. MÉTODOS: Fue conducido en una Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal de Sao Paulo. Se trata de un estudio cuantitativo, descriptivo y exploratorio. La recolección de datos ocurrió de abril a mayo del 2005, utilizando un dosímetro para 96 horas de registro del nivel de presión sonora y 9 horas de observación, para identificar las fuentes del ruido. RESULTADOS: Se registró Leq entre 61.3 a 66,6 dBA, siendo mayor en los días del final de semana. Los valores de los picos variaron de 90,8 a 123,4 dBC, siendo más elevados en el período nocturno. Las principales fuentes fueron: alarma de los ventiladores, de los oxímetros, conversación entre profesionales y padres y otros. CONCLUSIÓN: Considerando los efectos deletérios del nivel elevado de ruído sobre neonatos y el equipo de salud, los resultados demuestran la necesidad de intervenciones en algunas rutinas y en la conducta de

  14. Infección sistémica por Candida en unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales Systemic infection by Candida in neonatal intensive care units

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    Yalili Pouymiró Brooks

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available En las unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales, los recién nacidos pretérmino pueden contraer infecciones micóticas invasivas, predominantemente por Candidas sp, causantes de una mayor morbilidad y mortalidad, así como también de frecuentes alteraciones del neurodesarrollo en los sobrevivientes. La candidiasis neonatal es de difícil diagnóstico, dado el carácter transitorio de la candidemia y la dificultad para eliminarla por su rápida invasión de los órganos y sistemas anatómicos. La mejor opción para disminuir la incidencia de la enfermedad, es prevenirla. En este artículo se actualiza lo concerniente a los principales elementos relacionados no solo con el diagnóstico, sino con el tratamiento profiláctico y específico de estos pacientes, referidos hasta el 2010 por grupos de expertos internacionales en esta materia de salud.In neonatal intensive care units the preterm infants may develop invasive fungal infections, mainly by Candida sp, causative of increased morbidity and mortality, as well as of frequent neurodevelopmental disorders in survivors. Neonatal candidiasis is difficult to diagnose because of the transitory nature of candidemia and the difficulty to eliminate its rapid invasion from organs and anatomical systems. The best option to reduce the incidence of the disease is to prevent it. In this article the main elements related not only to the diagnosis, but also to the specific and prophylactic treatment of these patients are updated, which were referred to 2010 by groups of international experts in this field of health.

  15. Survival at nine neonatal intensive care units in São Paulo, Brazil La supervivencia en nueve unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales en São Paulo, Brasil

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    Maria Teresa Zullini

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available A collaborative effort to assess factors affecting newborn survival at neonatal intensive care units (NICUs was made by studying 1948 newborns admitted to nine NICUs in the city of São Paulo between 1 June and 30 November 1991. Data on the study subjects were obtained using a standardized form. This was the first activity undertaken by a network of neonatologists (the Paulista Collaborative Group on Neonatal Care dedicated to jointly evaluating and improving neonatal care in that city. The study results showed an overall mortality of 59 deaths per 1000 neonates, with survival improving as gestational age and birthweight rose. Other variables significantly affecting survival were a poor maternal obstetric history (a previous stillbirth or neonatal death, or two or more spontaneous abortions; birth asphyxia (Apgar at 5 minutes Una iniciativa colectiva para evaluar los factores que inciden en la supervivencia de los recién nacidos en unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales (UCIN se llevó a cabo mediante el estudio de 1948 neonatos ingresados en nueve UCIN de la ciudad de São Paulo entre el 1 de junio y el 30 de noviembre de 1991. Se usó un formulario estandarizado para recoger información sobre los niños estudiados. Fue la primera actividad emprendida por una red de neonatólogos (Grupo Colaborador Paulista para la Atención Neonatal dedicada a evaluar y mejorar, mediante un esfuerzo colectivo, la atención neonatal en la ciudad. Los resultados del estudio revelaron una mortalidad general de 59 defunciones por 1000 recién nacidos y una mayor supervivencia mientras mayores fueran la edad gestacional y el peso al nacer. Otras variables que tuvieron un efecto significativo en la supervivencia fueron la presencia de antecedentes obstétricos maternos desfavorables (hijos mortinatos o muertes neonatales previas, o dos o más abortos espontáneos; asfixia al nacer (Apgar <7 a los 5 minutos; síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria; infecciones

  16. Infección por especies de Candida durante los cuidados intensivos neonatales Infection caused by Candida species during the neonatal intensive care

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    Tania Roig Álvarez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available En Cuba, con el incremento de la supervivencia de los recién nacidos menores de 1500 g, pueden ser cada vez más frecuentes los aislamientos de especies de Candida en las unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales. Con el objetivo de actualizar los temas relacionados con la problemática mundial de la infección neonatal por especies de Candida, los criterios diagnósticos y el manejo terapéutico, se realizó una revisión dirigida fundamentalmente a especialistas en neonatología. Se constató que las especies que más se aíslan en los neonatos son las Candida albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis y C. tropicalis. El cuadro clínico es inespecífico y suele presentarse entre la segunda y tercera semanas de la vida. Los hallazgos de laboratorio clínico son también equívocos. El diagnóstico de certeza se establece por el aislamiento del hongo en sitios estériles como la sangre, el líquido cefalorraquídeo, el fluido pericárdico o mediante biopsia de tejido. El tratamiento curativo de primera línea contra la candidiasis invasiva en los neonatos continúa siendo el anfotericin B. En estos pacientes es de suma importancia retirar los catéteres vasculares profundos ante sospechas y en el momento de la confirmación de la infección.In Cuba, with the rise of the survival of newborn infants with a birth weight under 1500 g, the isolations of Candida species in the neonatal intensive care units may be increasingly frequent. To update the topics related to the world problems of neonatal infection due to Candida species, diagnostic criteria and therapeutic management, it was made a review directed mainly to Neonatology specialists. It was confirmed that the most isolated species in infants are Candida albicans, C. Glabrata, C. Parapsilosis, and C. Tropicalis. The clinical picture is not specific, and it may appear between the second and third weeks of life. The clinical laboratory findings are also equivocal. The accurate diagnosis is made by

  17. Costo-beneficio en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales The cost-benefit in a neonatal intensive care unit

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    Rafael Amador Morán; Alberto Labrada Despaigne; Ana Campo González; Rosa Díaz Aguilar

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN. El Sistema Nacional de Salud de Cuba ha desarrollado un conjunto de reformas encaminadas a lograr una mayor eficiencia en la prestación de servicios, para preservar logros como la efectividad y la accesibilidad. El objetivo de esta investigación fue identificar los costos en la Unidad de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal del Hospital Ginecoobstétrico de Guanabacoa en el período de un año. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo del período de enero a diciembre del 2009. ...

  18. Costo-beneficio en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales The cost-benefit in a neonatal intensive care unit

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    Rafael Amador Morán

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. El Sistema Nacional de Salud de Cuba ha desarrollado un conjunto de reformas encaminadas a lograr una mayor eficiencia en la prestación de servicios, para preservar logros como la efectividad y la accesibilidad. El objetivo de esta investigación fue identificar los costos en la Unidad de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal del Hospital Ginecoobstétrico de Guanabacoa en el período de un año. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo del período de enero a diciembre del 2009. La muestra quedo constituida por 65 recién nacidos graves y críticos. Las variables independientes estudiadas fueron: antibióticos, inmunomoduladores, fármacos vasoactivos, soluciones para hidratación, yodo, peróxido de hidrógeno, vitaminas y minerales, oxígeno, material desechable, material de oficina y medios diagnósticos. La información recogida se introdujo en una base de datos, y se procesó con el programa Epidat 3.0. RESULTADOS. Existió un costo total de 70 605,83 CU, que representó unos 2 824,23 CUC, con costo total por paciente de 74,32 CUC. El mayor gasto correspondió al uso de materiales desechables, las soluciones para hidratación y los antibióticos.INTRODUCTION. The Cuban National Health System has developed a series of reforms aimed to achieve a great efficiency in services provision to protect achievements as effectiveness and accessibility. The aim of present research was to identify the costs in the Neonatal Intensive Therapy Unit of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital of Guanabacoa municipality within one year. METHODS. A prospective and descriptive study was conducted from January to December, 2009. Sample included 65 severe and critically ill newborns. The independent study variables were: antibiotics, immunological therapy, vasoactive drugs, solutions for hydration, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, vitamins and minerals, oxygen, waste material, office stationery and diagnostic means. Information capture was entered

  19. Demandas do trabalho e controle: implicações em unidades de terapia intensiva pediátrica e neonatal Demandas y control del trabajo: implicaciones en las unidades de tratamiento intensivo pediatrico y neonatal Demands and control of work: implications in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units

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    Monalisa de Cássia Fogaça

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Comparar a demanda e o controle sobre trabalho de médicos e enfermeiros que trabalham em unidades de tratamento intensivo pediátrica e neonatal. Estudo transversal com 37 médicos e 20 enfermeiros. Utilizou-se o Job Content Questionnarie. Médicos da UTI Neonatal diferem em suporte social recebido do supervisor (p=0,01 em relação aos da UTI Pediátrica. Enfermeiros da UTI Neonatal apresentam insegurança no trabalho (p=0,05. Médicos e enfermeiros da UTI Pediátrica diferem em controle sobre o trabalho; demanda psicológica do trabalho; esforço físico e suporte do supervisor (pComparación de la demanda y control sobre el trabajo de los médicos y enfermeras que trabajan en las unidades de tratamiento intensivo pediátrico y neonatal. Estudio transversal con 37 médicos y 20 enfermeras. Se utilizó el Job Content Questionnarie. Los médicos de la UCI Neonatal difieren en el apoyo social recibido desde el supervisor (p= 0,01 en comparacion com la UCI Pediátrica. Enfermeras de la UCI Neonatal actualmente la inseguridad en el empleo (p = 0,05. Los médicos y enfermeras de la UCI Pediátrica difieren em el control sobre el trabajo, las exigencias psicológicas del trabajo, esfuerzo físico y el apoyo del supervisor (pTo compare the demand and control over work of physicians and nurses working in pediatric and neonatal critical care units. Cross-sectional study with 37 doctors and 20 nurses. We used the Job Content Questionnarie. Physicians from the ICU Neonatal differ in social support received from the supervisor (p= 0.01 compared to the ICU Pediatric. ICU nurses of the Neonatal present job insecurity (p= 0.05. Physicians and nurses from the ICU Pediatric differ in control over the work, psychological demands of work, physical effort and support of the supervisor (p <0.05. Physicians and nurses from the ICU Neonatal show statistical differences in control over the work, physical effort and support of the supervisor (p<0.05. The work

  20. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Clinical practices in five Portuguese neonatal intensive care units Displasia broncopulmonar: Práticas clínicas em cinco unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatais

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    H Guimarães

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available With the advent of surfactant, prenatal corticosteroids (PNC and advances in technology, the survival rate of extremely low birth weight (ELBW infants has improved dramatically. Rates of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD vary widely among neonatal intensive care units (NICUs and many studies using multiple interventions have shown some improvement in BPD rates. Implementing potentially better practices to reduce BPD has been an effort made over the last few decades. Aim: To compare five Portuguese NICUs in terms of clinical practices in very low birth weight (VLBW infants, in order to developbetter practices to prevent BPD. Patients and methods: 256 preterm neonates, gestational age (GA Com o advento do surfactante, dos corticosteróides prénatais e dos avanços na tecnologia, a sobrevida dos recém-nascidos de extremo baixo peso tem melhorado dramaticamente. As taxas de displasia broncopulmonar (DBP variam amplamente entre unidades, e vários estudos, avaliando resultados de múltiplas intervenções, têm mostrado alguma melhoria na prevalência da DBP. A implementação de potenciais boas práticas na DBP tem sido adoptada por muitos serviços nas últimas décadas. Objectivo: Comparar cinco unidades portuguesas de cuidados intensivos neonatais no que se refere as práticas clínicas no tratamento dos recém-nascidos de muito baixo peso, para desenvolver e melhorar as boas práticas na prevenção da DBP. População e métodos: Foram estudados 256 recém-nascidos com a idade gestacional inferior a 30 semanas e/ou peso ao nascer inferior a 1250 g, admitidos nas cinco unidades portuguesas (centros 1 a 5 entre 1 de Janeiro de 2004 e 31 de Dezembro de 2006. Foram excluídos os recém-nascidos com malformações major, hemorragia intraventricular grau IV na primeira semana de vida e com doença metabólica ou neuromuscular. Definimos DBP como a dependência do oxigénio às 36 semanas de idade pós-concepcional. A ecessidade de melhorar

  1. Incidência de infecção nosocomial causada por vírus respiratórios em uma unidade de cuidados intensivos e semi-intensivos neonatal.

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    2012-01-01

    O neonato, especialmente aquele nascido antes do termo, é mais suscetível às infecções. Existem poucos dados publicados sobre as infecções virais nosocomiais. no período neonatal e estes apresentam resultados discordantes. Objetivos: Determinar a incidência de infecção viral nosocomial em neonatos internados em uma unidade de terapia intensiva (UTI) e semi-intensiva, em Vitória, ES e realizar vigilância clínica quanto ao aparecimento de sintomas sugestivos desta infecção viral. Métodos: Trata...

  2. Caracterización molecular de Klebsiella pneumoniae y Enterobacter cloacae productoras de ß-lactamasas de espectro extendido tipo SHV-5 en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal de Lima

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    Róger Calderón E

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar los mecanismos implicados en la transmisión y resistencia antimicrobiana de aislamientos hospitalarios de Klebsiella pneumoniae y Enterobacter cloacae. Materiales y métodos: Se determinó la diversidad genética de 10 aislamientos bacterianos provenientes de pacientes hospitalizados y muestras ambientales procedentes de una unidad de cuidados intensivos de neonatos de un hospital de Lima utilizando el patrón de banda de ADN ribosomal y plasmídico. Posteriormente, se caracterizó la resistencia antimicrobiana y sus principales factores utilizando electroforesis de punto isoeléctrico, Southern Blotting y PCR. Finalmente se evaluó la capacidad de transferencia de la resistencia mediante ensayos de conjugación bacteriana. Resultados: Todos los aislamientos de K. pneumoniae y E. cloacae presentaron el mismo perfil plasmídico. Los aislamientos de E. cloacae presentaron un mismo patrón genético, por el contrario se encontraron cuatro genotipos distintos de K. pneumoniae altamente relacionados. Todos los aislamientos produjeron ß-lactamasa de especto extendido Tipo SHV-5 transferible a otras especies. Conclusiones: El estudio sugiere que la diseminación de estas bacterias en los neonatos pudo haber sido favorecida por un inadecuado manejo asistencial, una defectuosa conservación de leche para el consumo neonatal y el indiscriminado uso de antibióticos, el cual generó una activa transmisión de genes responsables de la resistencia antimicrobiana.

  3. Eficacia de la limpieza corporal con clorhexidina en prevenir la sepsis neonatal en cuidado intensivo revisión sistemática

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    ANTECEDENTES. La mortalidad neonatal se debe principalmente a procesos infecciosos y a prematurez. Se ha sugerido que el lavado corporal total con clorhexidina podría reducir la mortalidad neonatal relacionada con infección. No existen revisiones sistemáticas que exploren la eficacia de esta intervención. Objetivo. Evaluar la eficacia y seguridad de la limpieza corporal total con clorhexidina en la prevención de las infecciones asociadas al cuidado de la salud en neonatos de alto riesgo ho...

  4. Vivências paternas durante a hospitalização do recém-nascido prematuro na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal Experiencias paternas durante la hospitalización del recién nacido prematuro en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal Fathers' experiences during the hospitalization of the premature newborn in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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    Luciano Marques dos Santos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou compreender as vivências paternas durante a hospitalização do recém-nascido prematuro na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal de um hospital público de Feira de Santana, Bahia. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo, exploratório e qualitativo, aprovado por Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa e realizado com nove pais, na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal de um hospital público. Os dados foram analisados através da Análise de Conteúdo, os quais apontaram que os partos prematuros causam sentimentos de surpresa, angústia e medo nos pais. É preciso repensar como ocorre a inserção dos pais do prematuro no processo de hospitalização, bem como mudanças nas rotinas estabelecidas para a visita e participação paterna no contexto do cuidado ao prematuro.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo comprender la experiencia de los padres durante la hospitalización de los bebés prematuros en la Unidad Neonatal de Cuidados Intensivos de un hospital público en Feira de Santana, Bahia. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo y cuantitativo, aprobado por el Comité de Ética en Investigación y actuó en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales de un hospital público de Bahia, con nueve padres. Los datos fueron analizados utilizando el análisis de contenido que muestran que los nacimientos prematuros causan sentimientos de sorpresa en los padres, de dolor y de miedo. Tenemos que repensar cómo se está insertando a los padres de bebés prematuros en las cuestiones de la hospitalización y los cambios en las rutinas establecidas para la visita y la participación del padre en el contexto de la atención precoz.This study aimed to understand the fathers' experiences during the hospitalization of premature newborn in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a public hospital in Feira de Santana, Bahia. This is a qualitative descriptive exploratory study that was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Technology and Sciences, and

  5. Uso de medicamentos off-label e não licenciados em unidade de tratamento intensivo neonatal e sua associação com escores de gravidade

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    Clarissa G. Carvalho

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a frequência da prescrição de medicamentos de uso não licenciado (UL e off-label (OL em recém-nascidos internados em unidade de tratamento intensivo neonatal de hospital de nível terciário e verificar a associação do seu uso com a gravidade dos pacientes. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional de coorte dos medicamentos prescritos no período de 6 semanas da internação de neonatos, entre julho e agosto de 2011. Os medicamentos foram classificados em UL e OL para dose, frequência, apresentação, faixa etária e indicação, de acordo com bulário eletrônico aprovado pela Food and Drug Administration. Os pacientes foram acompanhados até alta hospitalar ou 31 dias de internação, com registro diário do Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados 318 itens de prescrição para 61 pacientes (média de cinco itens/paciente e apenas 13 pacientes com uso de medicamentos adequados (21%. Identificaram-se prevalências de 7,5% para prescrições UL e de 27,7% para OL. O uso OL mais prevalente foi para medicamentos não padronizados para faixa etária - 19,5%. Computaram-se 57 medicações - um paciente recebeu 10 fármacos UL/OL na internação. A prevalência de usos OL foi maior em prematuros < 35 semanas e nos com escores de gravidade mais elevados (p = 0,00. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de neonatos expostos a medicamentos UL/OL durante a internação hospitalar foi elevada, especialmente naqueles com maior escore de gravidade no Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System. Embora haja apreciação geral de que neonatos, especialmente pré-termo, tenham alta taxa de uso de medicamentos, uma avaliação incluindo diferentes culturas e países é necessária para priorizar áreas de pesquisa futura na farmacoterapêutica dessa população vulnerável.

  6. Infección hospitalaria en recién nacidos ingresados en un servicio de cuidados intensivos neonatales Nosocomial infection in newborns admitted in a neonatal intensive care service

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    Luis Ricardo Manet Lahera

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Se efectuó un estudio descriptivo y transversal de los 48 recién nacidos ingresados por infecciones hospitalarias en el Servicio de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales del Hospital General Docente "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso " de Santiago de Cuba durante el 2005. La mayoría de los pacientes (85,5 % presentó sepsis connatal y la infección más común fue la bacteriemia, seguida de las bronconeumonías. El cultivo de secreciones endotraqueales constituyó la muestra de mayor positividad y entre los microorganismos aislados con mayor frecuencia figuraron las klebsiellas y los estafilococos coagulasa positiva. Quedó confirmado que los antibióticos menos efectivos contra los gérmenes grampositivos resultaron ser la penicilina y la ceftriaxona; y contra los gramnegativos, los aminoglucósidos.A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 48 newborns admitted due to nosocomial infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Service of "Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba during 2005 was carried out. Most of the patients (85,5% presented sepsis at birth and the most common infection was bacteriemia, followed by bronchopneumonias. The culture of endotracheal secretions constituted the sample of more positivity and among the isolated microorganisms with more frequency there were the Klebsiella and the positive coagulasa estaphylococcus. It was confirmed that the less effective antibiotics against the Gram-positive germs turned out to be penicillin and ceftriaxone; and against the Gram-negative, the aminoglycoside.

  7. Incidência de insuficiência renal aguda na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal de um hospital paulista Incidencia de insuficiencia renal crónica aguda en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal de un hospital de Sao Paulo Incidence of acute renal failure in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in São Paulo

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    Renato Ribeiro Nogueira Ferraz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Verificar a incidência de insuficiência renal aguda (IRA como motivo de admissão de pacientes na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal (UTIN de um hospital paulista, e o uso da classificação de RIFLE na alocação destes pacientes. MÉTODOS: Levantamento de prontuários no período de 04 a 25/04/2008. RESULTADOS: Das 19 admissões de neonatos por diagnósticos diversos, 10% foram geradas por IRA (RIFLE, sendo os pacientes encaminhados à programas de diálise. CONCLUSÃO: Este levantamento realizado, com um número reduzido de indivíduos, demonstrou que a IRA representou 10% das causas de internação primária em UTIN. Maior tempo de observação seria importante para avaliar a progressão para IRA dos outros diagnósticos. Trabalhos com maior número de indivíduos e maior tempo de observação seriam importantes para se obter a real incidência desta complicação como causa de internação em UTIN.OBJETIVOS: Verificar la incidencia de insuficiencia renal aguda (IRA como motivo de admisión de pacientes en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal (UCIN de un hospital de Sao Paulo, y el uso de la clasificación de RIFLE en la asignación de estos pacientes. MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo un levantamiento de historias clínicas en el período comprendido ente el 04 al 25/04/2008. RESULTADOS: De las 19 admisiones de neonatos por diversos diagnósticos, el 10% fueron generadas por IRA (RIFLE, siendo los pacientes encaminados a los programas de diálisis. CONCLUSIÓN: Este levantamiento realizado, con un número reducido de individuos, demostró que la IRA representó el 10% de las causas de internamiento primario en la UCIN. Sería importante un mayor tiempo de observación para evaluar el progreso de los otros diagnósticos hacia la IRA. Trabajos con mayor número de individuos así como de mayor tiempo de observación serían importantes para obtenerse la incidencia real de esta complicación como causa de internamiento en la UCIN

  8. Risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in five Portuguese neonatal intensive care units Factores de risco de displasia broncopulmonar em cinco unidades portuguesas de cuidados intensivos neonatais

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    Hercília Guimarães

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD is clearly multifactorial. Specific pathogenic risk factors are prematurity, respiratory distress, oxygen supplementation, mechanical ventilation (MV, inflammation, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA, etc. Aim: To evaluate BPD prevalence and to identify risk factors for BPD in five Portuguese Neonatal Intensive Care Units in order to develop better practices the management of these newborns. Material and methods: 256 very low birth weight infants with gestational age (GA 0.30 (85 vs 5 days, respectively in BPD and no BPD patients, pA displasia broncopulmonar (DBP é multifactorial. Prematuridade, doença da membrana hialina, oxigénio, ventilação mecânica, inflamação e canal arterial são alguns dos factores na sua patogénese. Objectivo: Avaliar a prevalência da DBP e seus factores de risco em cinco unidades portuguesas, para implementar boas práticas no tratamento deste doentes. Material e métodos: 256 recém-nascidos (RN com idade gestacional (IG 0,30 (85 vs 5 dias, respectivamente nos doentes com e sem DBP, p<0,001. Comentários: Os factores de risco de DBP mais relevantes foram o baixo peso, a doença da membrana hialina grave, a duração da ventilação mecânica e da oxigenoterapia e a sépsis. A implementação das boas práticas para reduzir a lesão pulmonar nos RN deve ser dirigida para melhorar as práticas que reduzem estes factores de risco.

  9. El neurodesarrollo a los dos años de vida de neonatos tratados en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales Neurological development at age two of children who had been treated in a neonatal intensive care unit

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    Luis Alberto Fernández Carrocera

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de este estudio fue evaluar de forma prospectiva, a los 2 años de vida, el desarrollo de un grupo de neonatos tratados en la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales (UCIN del Instituto Nacional de Perinatología de México. Se estudió desde el punto de vista neurológico, psicológico, auditivo, lingüístico, motor y neuromuscular a todos los neonatos nacidos entre el 1 de enero de 1992 y el 31 de diciembre de 1993 que hubieran ingresado a la UCIN y permanecido en ella 3 días o más. Se incluyó a 134 pacientes con una edad gestacional promedio de 32 semanas y un peso promedio al nacer de 1 677 g. De ellos, 75% habían sido sometidos a ventilación mecánica, con una estancia hospitalaria promedio de 51 días. En el examen efectuado a los 2 años, 66,5% de los niños fueron normales y 8,2% tuvieron alteraciones graves. Se encontraron asociaciones significativas entre el estado neurológico y los días de ventilación artificial (P The principal objective of this study was to evaluate, at 2 years of age, the neurological development of a group of children who had been treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU of the National Institute of Perinatology of Mexico. All the children born between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1993 who had entered the NICU and stayed for 3 or more days were studied from the neurological, psychological, auditory, linguistic, motor, and neuromuscular standpoint. This group included 134 patients, who had had an average gestational age of 32 weeks and an average birthweight of 1 677 g. They had stayed in the hospital an average of 51 days, and 75% of them had undergone artificial respiration. In the examination done at age 2, 66.5% of the children were normal and 8.2% had serious impairments. There were statistically significant associations between their neurological condition and the days of artificial respiration (P < 0.0001, the days spent in the NICU (P < 0.000004, and the

  10. Intervenções não farmacológicas no controlo da dor em cuidados intensivos neonatais Intervenciones no farmacológicas en el control del dolor en cuidados intensivos neonatales Non-pharmacological interventions in pain management in neonatal intensive care

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    Luís Manuel Cunha Batalha

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    Full Text Available Introdução: Apesar de se reconhecer que a maior parte da dor experimentada pelo recém-nascido (RN pode ser prevenida ou substancialmente aliviada, inúmeros estudos continuam a revelar um tratamento insuficiente. Objectivos: Determinar a prevalência e gravidade da dor sentida pelo RN submetido a cuidados intensivos e a efectividade das medidas terapêuticas não farmacológicas. Metodologia: Numa UCIN de um Hospital Universitário estudaram-se 170 RN, ao longo de um ano, de que resultaram 844 observações. Os dados foram colhidos através da observação do RN, entrevista a pais e enfermeiros prestadores de cuidados e análise retrospectiva seriada dos registos intermitentes efectuados no processo clínico. A Intensidade da dor foi medida através da escala Echelle Douleur et d’Inconfort du Nouveau-Né (EDIN. Resultados: Em oito horas de observação, as 844 observações realizadas mostraram uma alta prevalência de dor (94,8%, com predomínio para a dor ligeira (72,7%. As intervenções não farmacológicas foram utilizadas em 88,7% das observações, com evidência para os posicionamentos, massagens e técnicas de conforto. Conclusões: Os enfermeiros usam com frequência e eficácia as medidas não farmacológicas de conforto, massagem e posicionamentos, mas outras técnicas deveriam ser incrementadas como o uso de sacarose, glicose ou aleitamento materno.Introducción: A pesar de reconocerse que la mayor parte del dolor experimentado por el recién nacido (RN puede ser prevenido o sustancialmente aliviado, innúmeros estudios revelan todavía un tratamiento insuficiente. Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia y gravedad del dolor sentido por el RN sometido a cuidados intensivos y la afectividad de las medidas terapéuticas no farmacológicas. Metodología: En una UCIN de un Hospital Universitario, se estudiaron 170 RN a lo largo de un año, de donde resultaron 844 observaciones. Los datos fueron recopilados a través de la observaci

  11. Hand hygiene: the impact of incentive strategies on adherence among healthcare workers from a newborn intensive care unit Higienización de las manos: el impacto de estrategias que incentiven la adhesión entre los profesionales de la salud de una unidad de terapia intensiva neonatal Higienização das mãos: o impacto de estratégias de incentivo à adesão entre profissionais de saúde de uma unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal

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    Zilah Cândida Pereira das Neves

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    Full Text Available We carried out a before-after non-controlled intervention study to assess the impact of different handwashing strategies in health care workers at a neonatal ICU in Goiânia - Goiás, Brazil. All ethical aspects were considered. Data was collected by using a check list in order to register hand hygiene opportunities during six months. Three strategies were elaborated together with the hospital team. We observed 1358 handwashing opportunities. Incentive strategies caused a small impact on the increase of adherence to hand hygiene during and after the implementation period. However, we noticed that this increase mainly occurred after the procedures were realized. On the whole, adherence levels were similar before (62.2% and after (61.6% the procedures. The study showed that health care workers were more worried about individual risks.Con objeto de evaluar el impacto del uso de diferentes estrategias que incentiven la higienización de las manos entre profesionales de la salud en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales en Goiânia - Goiás, Brasil, efectuamos un estudio de intervención no controlada, denominada antes-después. Observados los aspectos éticos, los datos fueron recolectados utilizándose un check list para registrar las oportunidades de higienización de las manos, por seis meses. Utilizamos tres estrategias de incentivo construidas con la participación de los grupos de la institución. Fueron observadas 1358 oportunidades de higienización de las manos. Las estrategias de incentivo consiguieron un pequeño impacto en el aumento de la adhesión de la higienización de las manos en los periodos durante y después de su implementación. Este aumento ocurrió principalmente después de la realización de los procedimientos. En la adhesión total, los porcentajes fueron semejantes antes (62,2% y después (61,6% de la ejecución de procedimientos. El estudio señala una mayor preocupación de los profesionales con el propio riesgo

  12. Impact of a participatory program to reduce noise in a Neonatal Unit Impacto de un programa participativo de reducción de ruido en una unidad neonatal Impacto de um programa participativo de redução do ruído em unidade neonatal

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    Nelma Ellen Zamberlan-Amorim

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    Full Text Available This study evaluated the impact of a participatory program to reduce noise in a neonatal intermediate care unit of a university hospital. A time-series quasi-experimental design was used, in which sound pressure levels were measured before and after the intervention was implemented using the Quest-400 dosimeter. Non-parametric statistical tests were used to compare noise with the level of significance fixed at 5%. Results showed significant reduction of sound pressure levels in the neonatal unit after the intervention program was implemented (pEl objetivo fue evaluar el impacto de un programa participativo en la reducción del ruido ambiente en una unidad neonatal de un hospital universitario. Se utilizó delineamiento casi-experimental del tipo tiempo-serie, en el cual los niveles de presión sonora fueron mensurados antes y después de la implantación del programa de intervención, utilizando el dosímetro Quest-400. Para el análisis comparativo del ruido, se utilizaron las pruebas estadísticas no paramétricas (α=0,05. Se constató reducción significativa de los niveles de presión sonora de la unidad neonatal después de la implantación del programa de intervención (pO objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o impacto de um programa participativo na redução do ruído ambiente em uma unidade neonatal, de um hospital universitário. Utilizou-se delineamento quase-experimental do tipo tempo-série, no qual os níveis de pressão sonora foram dimensionados antes e após a implantação do programa de intervenção, utilizando o dosímetro Quest-400. Para a análise comparativa do ruído, utilizaram-se os testes estatísticos não-paramétricos (α=0,05. Constatou-se redução significativa dos níveis de pressão sonora da unidade neonatal, após a implantação do programa de intervenção (p<0,0001. O Leq médio foi de 62,5dBA antes da intervenção e reduziu para 58,8dBA após a intervenção. Houve redução de 7,1dBA no Lmax médio (de

  13. cuidados intensivos neonatales

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    Mónica C. Mercado U.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La frecuencia de resistencias a diversas bacterias mediadas por beta lactamasas de espectro extendido, varía ampliamente entre países, hospitales, tipo de unidad y tipo de paciente. Como medida de control para brotes de KPN, se estudió la sustitución de cefalosporinas de tercera generación en una UCI de población adulta con antibióticos β-lactámicos/inhibidores de β-lactamasas, entre ellos piperacilina/tazobactam. Se ha demostrado que al eliminar la presión ejercida por cefalosporinas de tercera generación, en la resistencia bacteriana, se logra desplazar las cepas de KPN productoras de BLEE por bacterias no productoras de BLEE. Por medio de un estudio longitudinal, prospectivo, secuencial y autocontrolado en una UCI neonatal, sustituimos el uso de cefalosporinas de tercera generación, durante dos periodos de tiempo comparando las tasas de infección por KPN y los porcentajes de resistencia a ceftazidima. Encontramos una disminución de una tasa de incidencia de infección nosocomial por KPN de 6.4 a 2.9 x 100; χi 2 25.615 (p = 0.000 Asimismo, una reducción de la resistencia de KPN a ceftazidima 83.3 % durante el uso de cefalosporinas, a 6.3% al final del estudio; χi 2 33.961 (p= 0.000, I.C. 0.08 – 0.49 Aunque no se obtenga una disminución franca en la tasa de infección nosocomial, ya instalada la medida de sustitución de cefalosporinas, sí se pudo incidir en la disminución y control de las resistencias bacterianas. Por sí misma, esta medida favorece las estancias hospitalarias cortas, la posibilidad de una mejoría en los costos de antibióticos

  14. Impacto das malformações congênitas na mortalidade perinatal e neonatal em uma maternidade-escola do Recife Impact of congenital malformations on perinatal and neonatal mortality in an university maternity hospital in Recife

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    Melania Maria Ramos de Amorim

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: determinar a incidência de malformações congênitas em recém-nascidos assistidos em uma maternidade-escola de Recife e avaliar o impacto destas malformações na mortalidade perinatal e neonatal. MÉTODOS: realizou-se um estudo longitudinal durante os meses de setembro de 2004 a maio de 2005, analisando-se todos os partos assistidos no Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira, IMIP. Determinou-se a freqüência e o tipo de malformações congênitas e foram calculados os coeficientes de mortalidade fetal, mortalidade perinatal, mortalidade neonatal precoce e tardia. RESULTADOS: a freqüência de malformações foi de 2,8% (em 4043 nascimentos. O percentual de malformações entre os nativivos foi de 2,7%, e entre os natimortos foi de 6,7%. Dentre as malformações, as mais freqüentes foram as do sistema nervoso central (principalmente hidrocefalia e meningomielocele, as do sistema osteomuscular e as cardiopatias. Não houve associação entre malformações e sexo, porém a freqüência de prematuridade e baixo peso foi maior entre os casos de malformações. Constatou-se, entre os malformados, mortalidade neonatal precoce de 32,7% e tardia de 10,6%. Os casos de malformações representaram 6,7% dos natimortos, 24,2% das mortes neonatais precoces e 25,8% do total de mortes neonatais. CONCLUSÕES: a freqüência de malformações correspondeu a 2,8% dos nascimentos. As malformações representaram a segunda causa mais freqüente de mortes neonatais, depois da prematuridade.OBJECTIVES: to determine the incidence of congenital malformations in newborns in a university maternity hospital in Recife and assess the impact of malformation in perinatal and neonatal mortality. METHODS: a longitudinal study was performed from September 2004 to May 2005 with all deliveries at the Instituto Materno Infantil Prof. Fernando Figueira, IMIP analyzed. The type and incidence of congenital malformations were determined, and fetal mortality

  15. Neonatal sepsis and neurodevelopment in very low birth weight infants in Matanzas, Cuba 2006-2010: a prospective cohort study

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    Gerardo Rogelio Robaina Castellanos

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen INTRODUCCIÓN La sepsis neonatal se ha asociado a peor resultado del neurodesarrollo en recién nacidos de muy bajo peso. En Cuba se desconoce el impacto de la sepsis neonatal en el neurodesarrollo de los recién nacidos de muy bajo peso, egresados de sus unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales. OBJETIVO Determinar el impacto de la sepsis neonatal como factor de riesgo de alteraciones del neurodesarrollo en una población de recién nacidos cubanos de muy bajo peso. MÉTODOS Se realizó un estudio de cohorte con 89 neonatos con peso al nacer 15 mg/dl (odds ratio 4,0; IC 95%: 1,1-14,3; p=0,03. CONCLUSIONES La sepsis neonatal debe considerarse como una causa importante, dentro de los múltiples eventos causales, de daño cerebral en el recién nacido pretérmino.

  16. O sentido do ser-mãe-que-tem-a-possibilidade-de-tocar-o-filho-prematuro na unidade intensiva: contribuições para a enfermagem neonatal El significado de ser la madre-que-tiene-la-posibilidad-de-tocar-al-hijo-prematuro en la unidad de cuidados intensivos: contribuciones para la enfermería neonatal The meaning of being the mother-that-has-the-possibility-to-touch-the-premature-baby in the intensive unit: contributions for the neonatal nursing

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    Rita de Cássia de Jesus Melo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo na abordagem teórico-metodológica heideggeriana com o objetivo de desvelar o sentido do ser-mãe que tem a possibilidade de tocar o filho prematuro na UTIN. Após aprovação foi desenvolvida entrevista fenomenológica com nove mulheres-mães. A análise compreensiva constituiu oito unidades de significação, e a hermenêutica permitiu desvelar o movimento existencial do sermãe em sua cotidianidade, nos modos de ser da inautenticidade e impessoalidade, movida pelo falatório, ambiguidade e temor, modos de ocupação. Ao compreender como sua a possibilidade de ter um filho prematuro, toca-o cautelosamente e cuidadosamente, transita para um entendimento no qual não mais se ocupa, se preo-cupa. Ao pre-ocupar, o ser-mãe estabelece a possibilidade de ser-aí-com-o-filho. Foi possível entender este modo de ser mãe, no qual passa por estágios antes de ver o bebê como seu e confiar em si. Possibilitar que toque seu filho, compreendendo-a em sua individualidade, singularidade, mostrou-se como um cuidado ao RNP em sua complexidade como ser-aí.Estudio en el enfoque teórico-metodológico heideggeriana con el objetivo de revelar el sentido del ser la madre que tiene la possibilidad de tocar el hijo prematuro en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal. Después de la aprobación, fue desarrollada una entrevista fenomenológica con nueve madres. El análisis comprehensivo constituyó ocho unidades de significación, la hermenéutica permitió revelar el movimiento existencial del ser madre en su cotidianidad, en los modos de ser de la falta de autenticidad e impersonalidad, movida por el chisme, la ambigüedad y miedo, modos de ocupación. Al comprender como de ella la posibilidad de tener un bebé prematuro, lo toca con cautela y cuidado, transita para un entendimiento en el cual no más se ocupa, se preocupa. Al preocuparse, el ser madre establece la posibilidad de ser-ahí-con-el-hijo. Fue posible entender este modo de ser madre, que

  17. Proceso de alta de una unidad de cuidados intensivos. Medición de la ansiedad y factores relacionados

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    Ricart Basagaña, Mª Teresa

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    La ansiedad es un diagnóstico que frecuentemente se relaciona con los enfermos de las unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI). Aunque la literatura aporta evidencias suficientes para tener en cuenta el problema de la ansiedad y las complicaciones derivadas, aún desconocemos hasta qué punto la ansiedad tiene impacto en nuestro contexto cultural y cuáles son los factores que condicionan que algunas personas presenten niveles de ansiedad más altos que otras cuando son dados de alta de nuestras UC...

  18. Impact of inappropriate antimicrobial therapy on patients with bacteremia in intensive care units and resistance patterns in Latin America Impacto de la terapia antimicrobiana inapropiada en pacientes con bacteriemia en unidades de cuidado intensivo y patrones de resistencia en América Latina

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    J. A. Cortés

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Patient care in an intensive care unit (ICU is associated with an increased risk of developing nosocomial infections. Bacteremia is responsible for a great number of cases, 23% of which have attributable mortality in developed countries and can affect up to 52% of ICU patients. The main cause of mortality is inadequate and inappropriate antimicrobial empirical therapy. The incorrect use of antimicrobials is a major risk for identifying multidrug resistant microorganisms, thereby involving increased morbidity, mortality and costs. Implementing several surveillance systems and becoming acquainted with resistance patterns represent a valuable tool for identifying, preventing and treating this infectious complication. There is paucity of data regarding antimicrobial resistance in bacteremic patients in Latin America, and the available data reveals a worrying scenario.El manejo médico en la unidad de cuidado intensivo (UCI se asocia con un mayor riesgo de infecciones intrahospitalarias. Las bacteriemias tienen una alta frecuencia en dichas unidades, se presentan hasta en el 52% de los pacientes allí asistidos y en los países desarrollados se les atribuye una mortalidad del 23%, que se debe fundamentalmente al uso de tratamiento empírico inadecuado o inapropiado. El uso incorrecto de los antimicrobianos es uno de los principales factores de riesgo para el desarrollo de la resistencia bacteriana, que conlleva la selección de microorganismos multirresistentes, el aumento de la morbilidad y la mortalidad y el incremento en los días de estancia hospitalaria y del costo por hospitalización. La implementación de diferentes sistemas de vigilancia y el conocimiento de la variabilidad en la resistencia a los antimicrobianos constituyen valiosas herramientas para identificar y prevenir la resistencia a los antibióticos y para orientar la terapéutica. En América Latina disponemos de pocos datos sobre las tasas de resistencia y aquellos disponibles

  19. Potencial hidrogeniônico de soluções de cloridrato de dobutamina expostas a condições ambientais de unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatais Hydrogen-ion potential of dobutamine hydrochloride solutions exposed to environmental conditions of neonatal intensive care units

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    Lidiane L. Reis

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar o potencial hidrogeniônico (pH de soluções de cloridrato de dobutamina sob condições ambientais que mimetizam unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatais. MÉTODOS: Analisou-se pH do fármaco em solução glicosada 5% ou NaCl 0,9% segundo temperatura (22 e 37 °C, luz (escuro, lâmpadas fluorescentes ambiente e equipamento de fototerapia e equipos (incolor e âmbar em intervalos de tempo (0, 1, 24, 48, 72 e 96 horas. RESULTADOS: Evidenciaram-se valores próximos de pH do fármaco na apresentação comercial e diluído. Obteve-se média de pH de 3,45±0,19 a 22 °C e de 3,55±0,20 a 37 °C. A média de pH das soluções mantidas no escuro foi de 3,62±0,09, na luz ambiente, de 3,63±0,07, e sob fototerapia, de 3,31±0,16. Soluções em equipos incolores tiveram média menor (3,41±0,24 do que em âmbares (3,52±0,15. Obtiveram-se menores valores de pH nas soluções sob fototerapia em equipos incolores (3,17±0,03 do que em âmbares (3,55±0,03. CONCLUSÃO: Sob a luz da fototerapia houve maior variação do pH das soluções, e o emprego de equipos âmbares minimizou tal efeito.OBJECTIVE: To verify the hydrogen-ion potential (pH of dobutamine hydrochloride solutions under environmental conditions similar to those of neonatal intensive care units. METHODS: We analyzed the pH of the drug diluted in 5% dextrose in water or 0.9% NaCl under different conditions of temperature (22 and 37 °C and light (dark, fluorescent light bulbs, and phototherapy equipment, using colorless and amber intravenous sets at time intervals of 0, 1, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours. RESULTS: The pH values of the marketed form of the drug and the diluted drug were similar. The pH means were 3.45±0.19 at 22 °C and 3.55±0.20 at 37 °C. The average of the pH according to light conditions were as follows: in the dark = 3.62±0.09, under room light = 3.63±0.07, and exposed to phototherapy = 3.31±0.16. Solutions stored in colorless intravenous sets had a lower

  20. Vivência de enfermeira no cuidado transpessoal às famílias de neonatos egressos da unidade de terapia intensiva Vivencia de enfermera en el cuidado transpersonal a familias de neonatos egresados de la unidad de cuidados intensivos Experience of a nurse in transpersonal caring for families of neonates discharged from the intensive care unit

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    Luciane Favero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a vivência de enfermeira domiciliar no cuidado transpessoal às famílias de neonatos egressos de unidade de terapia intensiva. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa qualitativa tipo estudo de caso descritivo. Utilizou-se a Teoria do Cuidado Transpessoal operacionalizada pelo Processo de Cuidar de Lacerda. Sete famílias foram acompanhadas e tornaram-se participantes do estudo. Os dados foram coletados por meio de documentos e registros em arquivo. RESULTADOS: As práticas de cuidados do cuidador familiar, suas demandas e necessidades; a importância da enfermagem no processo de hospitalização, alta e cuidados domiciliares foram constatadas. CONCLUSÃO: Esse caminhar possibilitou compreender que as ações do cuidar precisam estar aliadas ao cuidado humano, e à necessidade de investimentos em pesquisas capazes de aliar o cuidado domiciliar ao cuidado transpessoal na enfermagem e demais profissões da área de saúde.OBJETIVO: Describir la vivencia de enfermera domiciliaria en el cuidado transpersonal a familias de neonatos egresados de la unidad de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODOS: Investigación cualitativa de tipo estudio de caso descriptivo. Se utilizó la Teoría del Cuidado Transpersonal operacionalizada por el Proceso de Cuidar de Lacerda. Fueron acompañadas siete familias tornándose participantes del estudio. Los datos fueron recolectados por medio de documentos y registros en archivo. RESULTADOS: Las prácticas de cuidados del cuidador familiar, sus demandas y necesidades; la importancia de la enfermería en el proceso de hospitalización, alta y cuidados domiciliarios fueron constatados. CONCLUSIÓN: Ese caminar posibilitó comprender que las acciones del cuidar precisan estar aliadas al cuidado humano, y a la necesidad de inversiones en investigaciones capaces de aliar el cuidado domiciliario al cuidado transpersonal en la enfermería y demás profesiones del área de la salud.OBJECTIVE: To describe the lived experience of home

  1. Validade, confiabilidade e evitabilidade da causa básica dos óbitos neonatais ocorridos em unidade de cuidados intensivos da Rede Norte-Nordeste de Saúde Perinatal Validez, confiabilidad y evitabilidad de la causa básica de óbitos neonatales ocurridos en una unidad de cuidados intensivos de la Red Norte-Nordeste de Salud Perinatal Validity and reliability of data and avoidability of the underlying cause of neonatal deaths in the intensive care unit of the North-Northeast Perinatal Care Network

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    Isabel Marlúcia Lopes Moreira de Almeida

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Analisar a validade e confiabilidade da causa básica e a evitabilidade dos óbitos neonatais ocorridos em unidade de cuidados intensivos da Rede Norte-Nordeste de Saúde Perinatal (RENOSPE. A amostra foi de 53 óbitos neonatais contidos no banco de dados da RENOSPE e ocorridos em maternidade de Teresina, Piauí, Brasil. A validade foi feita comparando-se as causas da Rede com as obtidas dos prontuários, sendo calculado kappa, sensibilidade e valor preditivo positivo (VPP. Na análise da evitabilidade, foi utilizada a Lista Brasileira de Causas de Mortes Evitáveis. Quando comparadas as causas de óbitos entre RENOSPE e prontuários, o kappa foi de 47,6% para causas maternas e 73,9% para malformações congênitas, sensibilidade de 95% e 83,3%, e VPP de 88,9% e 85,7%, respectivamente. O percentual de óbitos evitáveis na RENOSPE foi elevado, sendo por adequada atenção à mulher na gestação em 72% dos casos. As causas classificadas como malformações congênitas foram válidas, e os óbitos evitáveis apontam para necessidade do controle da gravidez.Analizar la validez y confiabilidad de la causa básica de los óbitos neonatales y su evitabilidad, ocurridos en una unidad de cuidados intensivos de la Red Norte-Nordeste de Salud Perinatal (RENOSPE. La muestra fue de 53 óbitos neonatales, incluidos en el banco de datos de la RENOSPE y ocurridos en la maternidad de Teresina, Piauí, Brasil. La validez fue realizada comparándose las causas de la red, con las obtenidas de los historiales médicos, calculándose kappa, sensibilidad y valor predictivo positivo (VPP. En el análisis de la evitabilidad, se utilizó la lista brasileña de causas de muertes evitables. Resultados: cuando se comparan las causas de óbitos entre RENOSPE y los historiales, el kappa fue de un 47,6% con respecto a causas maternas y un 73,9% para malformaciones congénitas, sensibilidad de un 95% y un 83,3%, y VPP de un 88,9% y un 85,7%, respectivamente. El porcentaje de

  2. Impacto dos polimorfismos genéticos SLCO1B1 sobre a hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal: revisão sistemática com metanálise

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    Jiebo Liu

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar se três variantes (388 G>A, 521 T>C, 463 C>A do membro 1B1 da família de transportadores de ânions orgânicos portadores de solutos (SLCO1B1 se associam à hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal. FONTE DE DADOS: Foi realizada busca na Infraestrutura do Conhecimento Nacional da China e em MEDLINE. A revisão sistemática com metanálise incluiu estudos genéticos que avaliaram a associação entre hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal e as variantes 388 G>A, 521 T>C, 463 C>A de SLCO1B1 entre janeiro de 1980 e dezembro de 2012. Foi realizada seleção e extração de dados por dois analistas, de forma independente. SUMÁRIO DOS ACHADOS: Foram incluídos dez artigos no estudo. Os resultados revelaram que SLCO1B1 388 G>A se associa a um aumento do risco de hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal (ORC mostrou baixo risco de hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal em recém-nascido chineses, e não foram encontradas associações importantes no Brasil nem em recém-nascidos caucasianos, asiáticos, tailandeses e malaios. Não houve diferenças significativas da SLCO1B1 463 C>A entre o grupo com hiperbilirrubinemia e o grupo controle. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo mostrou que a mutação 388 G>A do gene SLCO1B1 é fator de risco para desenvolver hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal em recém-nascidos chineses, mas não em populações caucasianas, tailandesas, brasileiras ou malaias; a mutação SLCO1B1 521 T>C fornece proteção de hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal em recém-nascidos chineses, mas não nas populações caucasianas, tailandesas, brasileiras ou malaias.

  3. Una tipología de empresas latinoamericanas exportadoras de servicios intensivos en conocimiento y los determinantes de su competitividad internacional

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    Andrés Niembro

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    Full Text Available Este artículo persigue varios objetivos: por un lado, aportar una primera tipología de empresas latinoamericanas exportadoras de servicios intensivos en conocimiento, y por otro, contribuir al estudio de los determinantes de la competitividad internacional en estos sectores, con evidencia de América Latina, indagando además si la influencia de estos factores difiere entre los distintos tipos de empresas. Sobre la base de evidencia exploratoria de un conjunto de empresas latinoamericanas exportadoras de servicios intensivos en conocimiento se recurre al análisis clúster para identificar diferentes patrones empresariales. El reconocimiento de realidades empresariales heterogéneas y la identificación de impactos diferenciales de los determinantes de la competitividad pueden colaborar para un mejor diseño de medidas de política ajustadas a cada contexto.

  4. Aspergilosis invasiva en unidad de cuidado intensivo

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    Mónica M. Toro-Lezcano

    Full Text Available La aspergilosis invasiva (AI es causada por la inhalación de conidias del moho Aspergillus spp. , el cual tiene como hábitat el suelo. Ha sido descrita en pacientes con trasplante de médula ósea y neutropenia grave (<500 neutrófilos/mm 3 . Los pacientes que ingresan a la unidad de cuidado intensivo (UCI también pueden ser susceptibles a la AI, con otros factores de riesgo tales como: enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC, cirrosis hepática, enfermedades autoinmunes en manejo inmunosupresor y trasplante de órgano sólido, en donde la mortalidad puede llegar al 80%. Se describe el caso de un hombre de 56 años con antecedente de tabaquismo, sin confirmación espirométrica de EPOC, que presentó AI pulmonar durante su estancia en UCI. El diagnóstico fue confirmado por histopatología de úlcera en carina, cultivo de aspirado traqueal y galactomanan en lavado broncoalveolar. Voriconazol fue su tratamiento, con buena respuesta clínica.

  5. Sepsis neonatal por Chryseobacterium meningosepticum

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    Carlos Velásquez

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    Full Text Available El Chrysobacterium meningosepticum conocido también como Flavobacterium meningosepticum, es una bacteria Gram negativa distribuida en la naturaleza, pero cuya variedad patógena es raramente diagnosticada. Su importancia radica en su alta resistencia antibiótica, que cuando es causa de infecciones en prematuros y adultos inmunocomprometidos conlleva a una alta mortalidad. Se realiza una revisión acerca de esta bacteria, la importancia de su diagnóstico y la vigilancia de las infecciones intrahospitalarias, a raíz de un caso presentado en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal de Lima, Perú.

  6. Profilaxis para sangrado por ulceras de estrés en la unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    J.M. Avendaño-Reyes

    2014-01-01

    Conclusiones: La hospitalización en la unidad de cuidados intensivos por sí sola no justifica la profilaxis. Los IBP son por lo menos tan efectivos como los H2RA. Debemos individualizar el tratamiento de cada paciente en la unidad de cuidados intensivos, determinando el riesgo y evaluando la necesidad de comenzar la profilaxis.

  7. Factores de risco de displasia broncopulmonar em cinco unidades portuguesas de cuidados intensivos neonatais

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    Hercília Guimarães

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A displasia broncopulmonar (DBP é multifactorial. Prematuridade, doença da membrana hialina, oxigénio, ventilação mecânica, inflamação e canal arterial são alguns dos factores na sua patogénese Objectivo: Avaliar a prevalência da DBP e seus factores de risco em cinco unidades portuguesas, para implementar boas práticas no tratamento deste doentes. Material e métodos: 256 recém-nascidos (RN com idade gestacional (IG  0,30 (85 vs 5 dias, respectivamente nos doentes com e sem DBP, p  0.30 (85 vs 5 days, respectively in BPD and no BPD patients, p < 0.001. Comments: The most relevant risk factors were low birth weight, severe hyaline membrane disease, duration of respiratory support and oxygen therapy, and nosocomial sepsis. The implementation of potentially better practices to reduce lung injury in neonates must be addressed to improve practices to decrease these risk factors. Palavras chave: Displasia broncopulmonar, recém-nascidos pré-termo, unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatais, doença da membrana hialina, ventilação mecânica, oxigenoterapia, factores de risco, boas práticas, Key words: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, preterm infants, neonatal intensive care, prematurity, hyaline membrane disease, mechanical ventilation, oxygen therapy, risk factors, better practices

  8. Estado Confusional Agudo nas Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos

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    Santos, L; Alcântara, J

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    As alterações do comportamento frequentemente observadas em doentes internados nas unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI), podem ser adequadamente designadas, na maioria das vezes, por estado confusional agudo, o qual se caracteriza por: flutuação do estado de vigília, distúrbio do ciclo vigília-sono, défice de atenção e concentração, desorganização do pensamento, manifestado entre outras formas por discurso incoerente, distúrbios da percepção sob a forma de ilusões e/ou alucinações, desorient...

  9. Contratación de la mano de obra y desempeño en los servicios intensivos en conocimiento: Una visión del capital intelectual

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    Eva Rimbau-Gilabert

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objeto: El desempeño de las actividades de servicios de las empresas manufactureras, de la misma forma que las de los servicios intensivos en conocimiento, puede verse afectada por las formas de contratación de la mano de obra utilizadas en ellas. Se estudia el impacto del uso de trabajo contingente (temporal y autónomo sobre la productividad del trabajo en las empresas de servicios intensivos en conocimiento. Para desarrollar las hipótesis, desde el punto de vista teórico se tiene en cuenta el impacto potencial del trabajo contingente sobre el capital intangible de la empresa, así como los resultados de la literatura empírica. Diseño/metodología: Se analizan los datos de una muestra de 279 empresas de servicios intensivos en conocimiento localizadas en Cataluña, mediante dos modelos de regresión lineal. Aportaciones y resultados: Los resultados muestran que el empleo de formas de trabajo no permanentes, como el trabajo temporal y los trabajadores autónomos, tiene un impacto negativo en la productividad del trabajo. No existe, en cambio, una relación cuadrática entre estas variables. Limitaciones: La muestra utilizada procede exclusivamente de Cataluña (España, no es perfectamente extrapolable al conjunto de empresas de servicios intensivos en conocimiento y se obtuvo en la fase alcista del ciclo económico. El diseño del estudio es transversal. La clasificación de las empresas como intensivas en conocimiento es dicotómica, en función del sector al que pertenecen. Implicaciones prácticas: Las decisiones sobre la contratación de mano de obra en actividades de servicios de alto valor añadido deberían minimizar las formas de trabajo contingentes, si quieren mejorar su productividad. Implicaciones sociales: Un modelo productivo que pretenda potenciar los servicios de mayor valor añadido no puede descansar sobre la base de un mercado laboral en el que las empresas utilizan una elevada proporción de trabajo contingente en su

  10. Neonatal Death

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    ... Home > Complications & Loss > Loss & grief > Neonatal death Neonatal death E-mail to a friend Please fill in ... cope with your baby’s death. What is neonatal death? Neonatal death is when a baby dies in ...

  11. Eventos adversos derivados del cuidado brindado en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Adultos del Hospital Universidad del Norte. Barranquilla (Colombia

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    Elizabeth Villarreal Cantillo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar los eventos adversos derivados del cuidado brindado en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Universidad del Norte (en Barranquilla en el periodo enero-diciembre de 2012. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal retrospectivo. La muestra se obtuvo mediante un muestreo sistemático, a partir de un listado ordenado de todas las personas ingresadas al Hospital Universidad del Norte (HUN en los servicios de Urgencias, Hospitalización, Cirugía, UCI Adultos, UCI Neonatal, Gineco-Obstetricia, Consulta Externa, Radiología y Laboratorio que hubieran sufrido algún evento adverso ocurrido entre enero a diciembre de 2012. La información se obtuvo mediante la base de datos del Hospital Universidad del Norte. Para el análisis se utilizó Microsoft Excel 2010. Resultados: Durante 2012 se presentaron 130 (25 % casos de eventos adversos; siendo el segundo servicio con mayor número de eventos, después de Hospitalización. Las tres primeras causas de eventos adversos fueron: la infección nosocomial, con un 25 %; las úlceras por presión, con en un 18 %, y la neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica, con un 16 %. Conclusiones: Los eventos adversos que más son reportados en las unidades de cuidados intensivos adultos son aquellos que ocurren cuando hay una mayor intervención en el paciente. Condiciona la aparición de eventos adversos un personal sanitario con déficit de conocimientos y falta de preparación. La ocurrencia de estos eventos adversos pone en peligro la vida de los seres humanos, debido a que empeoran su condición, produce sobrecosto y al profesional le genera sobrecarga laboral y afectiva.

  12. O cuidado intensivo oferecido ao paciente no ambiente de Unidade de Terapia Intensiva El cuidado intensivo ofrecido al paciente en el ambiente de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Intensive care provided to patients in the environment of Intensive Care Units

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    Marli Terezinha Stein Backes

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    Full Text Available Estudo qualitativo, partiu da questão: como se dá o cuidado intensivo oferecido ao paciente no ambiente de Unidade de Terapia Intensiva? Teve como objetivo compreender o cuidado intensivo oferecido ao paciente no ambiente de Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Adulto. O método utilizado foi a Grounded Theory. Realizou-se 39 entrevistas com 47 sujeitos diferenciados (pacientes, profissionais da saúde, gestores, profissionais dos serviços de apoio, familiares de três Unidades de Terapia Intensiva Adulto, em Florianópolis/SC, Santa Maria/RS e Pelotas/RS, Brasil, entre junho de 2009 a setembro de 2010. A teoria "Sustentando a vida no ambiente complexo de cuidados em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva", foi delimitada por oito categorias, das quais será focalizada neste artigo a categoria "Cuidando e monitorando o paciente continuamente". Conclui-se que o cuidado intensivo requer um cuidado integral com os pacientes, que vai além do cuidado técnico e inclui as dimensões física, emocional, espiritual e social do ser humano.Este estudio cualitativo se basó en la pregunta: ¿Cómo funciona el cuidado intensivo ofrecido al paciente en el ambiente de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos? El artículo tuvo como objetivo comprender el cuidado intensivo ofrecido al paciente en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos de Adultos. El método utilizado fue la Grounded Theory. Se llevó a cabo 39 entrevistas con 47 personas de tres diferentes unidades de cuidados intensivos para adultos en Florianópolis/SC, Santa Maria/RS y Pelotas/RS, desde junio 2009 a septiembre de 2010. La teoría "Sosteniendo la vida en el complejo ambiente de cuidados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos", fue delimitada por ocho categorías. En este artículo se centrará la categoría "Asistir y monitorear el paciente continuamente". Se concluye que el cuidado intensivo requiere una atención integral a los pacientes, más allá de la atención técnica e incluye la dimensión física, emocional

  13. Evaluación de absentismo dos enfermeria profesional en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal

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    Carolina Sampaio OLIVEIRA

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O absenteísmo é um problema que para os trabalhadores de enfermagem da área hospitalar gera graves conseqüências, como a queda na qualidade da assistência prestada ao cliente e o aumento do estresse e ansiedade nos membros da equipe de trabalho. Este artigo busca identificar os fatores geradores de absenteísmo apresentados por funcionários de enfermagem alocados em uma UTIN de um hospital escola do município de Cuiabá- MT, no período de janeiro de 2009 a janeiro de 2011. Trata-se de pesquisa quantitativa com abordagem descritiva, exploratória e documental. Foi realizado um levantamento do absenteísmo, e registros de 35 profissionais de enfermagem. Pode-se concluir que houve a predominância do sexo feminino (90,33% e (45,16% dos profissionais possuíam mais de um vínculo empregatício. Em relação às ausências (54, 84% confirmam já ter se ausentado do trabalho por motivo doença sendo as mais prevalentes relacionadas ao aparelho respiratório totalizando 17,32% seguido pelas doenças osteomusculares em 12,59%%. O absenteísmo-doença na unidade de escolha foi considerável, elevado, indicando, ações que favoreçam o controle da saúde do trabalhador

  14. Impacto del uso de piperacilina / tazobactam, sobre KPN resistente a ceftazidima en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales

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    Mónica C. Mercado U.; Francisco Nápoles R.; María del Rayo Morfin O.; Eduardo Rodríguez N.; Pedro A. Martínez A.; Arturo Plascencia H.

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    La frecuencia de resistencias a diversas bacterias mediadas por beta lactamasas de espectro extendido, varía ampliamente entre países, hospitales, tipo de unidad y tipo de paciente. Como medida de control para brotes de KPN, se estudió la sustitución de cefalosporinas de tercera generación en una UCI de población adulta con antibióticos β-lactámicos/inhibidores de β-lactamasas, entre ellos piperacilina/tazobactam. Se ha demostrado que al eliminar la presión ejercida por cef...

  15. Costo-beneficio en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales

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    Rafael Amador Morán; Alberto Labrada Despaigne; Ana Campo González; Rosa Díaz Aguilar

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN. El Sistema Nacional de Salud de Cuba ha desarrollado un conjunto de reformas encaminadas a lograr una mayor eficiencia en la prestación de servicios, para preservar logros como la efectividad y la accesibilidad. El objetivo de esta investigación fue identificar los costos en la Unidad de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal del Hospital Ginecoobstétrico de Guanabacoa en el período de un año. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo del período de enero a diciembre del 2009. ...

  16. Evaluación del estado nutricional según compartimentos somático, graso y proteico-visceral al ingreso en una unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    María Esther Rodríguez Delgado

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La alta prevalencia de malnutrición en el ámbito hospitalario continúa siendo un problema de especial relevancia en España en la actualidad debido al impacto negativo sobre la evolución clínica del paciente hospitalizado. Numerosos estudios evidencian tasas de desnutrición hospitalaria cercanas a un 33-50% de la población hospitalizada. Este impacto es mucho más importante y de mayor trascendencia cuando hablamos de pacientes críticos dentro de la unidad de Cuidados Intensivos. Estados nutricionales y metabólicos deficitarios tienen una repercusión directa sobre el enfermo, entorpeciendo la evolución clínica del enfermo e incrementando las tasas de morbimortalidad y de complicaciones hospitalarias así como los costes sanitarios derivados de ello. Desarrollar un adecuado abordaje nutricional mediante soportes nutricionales es un objetivo fundamental y un pilar básico para un óptimo manejo del paciente críticamente enfermo, pudiéndose ver obstaculizado en numerosas ocasiones, especialmente en pacientes que cursan con hipercatabolismo e hipermetabolismo con un consumo energético importante secundario al proceso patológico que motivó el ingreso. A todo ello hay que sumar la gran dificultad que supone una valoración integral y completa de su estado nutricional donde muchos de estos parámetros, encuestas nutricionales y pruebas funcionales puede resultar complicadas de realizar, poco fidedignos, o pueden aportan datos incorrectos, incompletos o con imposibilidad de su realización.

  17. A Coprodução de Serviços Intensivos em Conhecimento e Criação de Valor: Uma Análise em Relações entre Empresas

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    Joselia Oliveira Rabelo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi identificar e descrever como as expertises técnica e de negócio do cliente e fornecedor influenciam na coprodução e, seus resultados na criação de valor econômico e relacional em serviços intensivos em conhecimento. Para entender melhor o relacionamento dessas variáveis, adotou-se pesquisa qualitativa, devido sua natureza exploratória e também por analisar o fenômeno por diferentes perspectivas - clientes, fornecedores e interação entre eles. Foram conduzidas entrevistas com gestores de diferentes tipos de serviços intensivos em conhecimento. As entrevistas basearam-se na teoria de coprodução, seus antecedentes e impacto na criação de valor. Nove entrevistas foram realizadas com gestores de diferentes tipos de serviços intensivos em conhecimento - Consultoria de RH, Software e Arquitetura e Engenharia.  ­­­Os entrevistados foram estimulados a trazerem explicações e exemplos sobre os temas para aprofundar o entendimento dos construtos pesquisados. Os resultados revelam que complexidade, customização e relevância estratégica da solução motivam o cliente a participar da coprodução. Os resultados da coprodução são otimizados quando clientes e fornecedores interagem e compartilham expertise nas fases de diagnóstico e execução da solução, o que influencia positivamente a percepção de valor do cliente. A interação e troca de expertise técnica e de negócios entre fornecedor e cliente favorece a coprodução. A participação do cliente na coprodução e a troca de expertise com o fornecedor têm impacto positivo tanto para o valor econômico como de relacionamento. Por fim, observou-se que clientes percebem a solução amplamente, considerando tanto os benefícios funcionais quanto o relacionamento com seus fornecedores.

  18. Avaliação do impacto da corticoterapia antenatal para aceleração da maturidade pulmonar fetal nos recém-nascidos em maternidade-escola brasileira Impact of antenatal corticosteroid therapy for the acceleration of fetal lung maturation in neonates at a teaching hospital in Brazil

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    Isabela Cristina Coutinho de Albuquerque

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: avaliar os efeitos da corticoterapia antenatal na incidência da síndrome do desconforto respiratório do recém-nascido (SDRN, outras morbidades e óbito em neonatos prematuros atendidos em maternidade-escola (IMIP no Brasil. MÉTODOS: realizou-se estudo analítico, observacional, tipo coorte, analisando a evolução de 155 recém-nascidos (RN de mulheres internadas no IMIP com parto prematuro, sendo que 78 receberam corticóide e 77 não receberam, verificando-se o esquema utilizado, a incidência de SDRN, e outras morbidades associadas com prematuridade e morte neonatal, entre fevereiro e novembro de 2001. Determinou-se a razão de risco e seu intervalo de confiança a 95% para SDRN e os diversos desfechos neonatais (variáveis dependentes, de acordo com o uso ou não de corticóide antenatal (variável independente. RESULTADOS: a corticoterapia foi administrada a 50,3% das pacientes (64% receberam esquema completo e 36% esquema incompleto. A incidência de SDRN foi significantemente menor entre os RN cujas mães receberam corticóide (37,2% em relação às que não receberam (63,6%. Não houve redução no risco das morbidades associadas à prematuridade. Verificou-se redução no risco de morte (39% e na freqüência de oxigenoterapia (37%, sem diferença no tempo de oxigenoterapia ou de hospitalização. Após análise de regressão logística múltipla, observou-se redução no risco de SDRN de 72% para o uso de corticóide e aumento de sete vezes neste risco para os RN com idade gestacional menor que 32 semanas. CONCLUSÕES: verificou-se impacto favorável da corticoterapia antenatal, com redução significativa da SDRN na idade gestacional entre 26 e 35 semanas. Embora não tenha se verificado redução de outras morbidades, isso pode ter sido devido ao pequeno tamanho da amostra.PURPOSE: to evaluate the effects of antenatal corticosteroid treatment on the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS, neonatal

  19. La infección nosocomial. Un reto en las unidades de cuidados intensivos

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    Edwin Javier Gordon Zamora

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    Full Text Available El estudio de la infección nosocomial en las unidades de cuidados intensivos deviene eje central de la asistencia médica y, un pilar del control de su calidad. Estas unidades asumen un elevado número de pacientes críticamente enfermos con comorbilidad, compromiso inmunológico y en contacto con dispositivos invasivos, factores estos que condicionan la diseminación de bacterias multirresistentes, por lo cual se requiere vigilancia e implementación eficiente de las medidas de prevención y control. En este trabajo se intenta abrir el debate en torno a un reto en las unidades de cuidados intensivos: las infecciones nosocomiales.

  20. Secuencia rápida de intubación en cuidados intensivos

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    Poveda Jaramillo, Ricardo; Dueñas Castell, Carmelo; Ortiz Ruiz, Guillermo

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    Introducción: El médico que trabaja en cuidados intensivos debe tener la habilidad para enfrentarse con éxito a los pacientes que necesitan aislamiento de la vía aérea debido a su pobre condición ventilatoria. El objetivo del presente artículo es revisar el estado actual del conocimiento en torno a la intubación de secuencia rápida en pacientes de la unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI) y resumir lo que se debe hacer para reducir al máximo los riesgos durante la intubación de un paciente críti...

  1. Resiliencia y engagement en trabajadores de una unidad de cuidado intensivo

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    Gil, Carolina; Fetecua, Marcela

    2017-01-01

    La resiliencia y el engagement son estados mentales que permiten tener una alta capacidad de sobreponerse a las situaciones estresantes, salir fortalecidos, comprometerse y dedicarse más a su labor. Esta Investigación analiza la relación entre estos estados mentales en el personal asistencial de una unidad de cuidado intensivo (UCI). Es un estudio cuantitativo, transeccional de alcance descriptivo-correlacional, con una muestra de 66 trabajadores de un hospital en Cundinamarca (Colombia), qu...

  2. Mediastinite Aguda: Estudo Retrospetivo de 8 Anos de Abordagem em Cuidados Intensivos

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    Ana Bastos Furtado

    2018-02-01

    Conclusão: A nossa série difere do reportado na literatura relativamente aos dados demográficos (mulheres, com idade média superior e à etiologia das mediastinites (perfuração do esófago e mediastinites descendentes. Para o sucesso do tratamento é fundamental o diagnóstico e abordagem atempada em ambiente de cuidados intensivos pela gravidade, complexidade e multiplicidade das técnicas aplicadas.

  3. Costo-beneficio en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales

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    Rafael Amador Morán

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. El Sistema Nacional de Salud de Cuba ha desarrollado un conjunto de reformas encaminadas a lograr una mayor eficiencia en la prestación de servicios, para preservar logros como la efectividad y la accesibilidad. El objetivo de esta investigación fue identificar los costos en la Unidad de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal del Hospital Ginecoobstétrico de Guanabacoa en el período de un año. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo del período de enero a diciembre del 2009. La muestra quedo constituida por 65 recién nacidos graves y críticos. Las variables independientes estudiadas fueron: antibióticos, inmunomoduladores, fármacos vasoactivos, soluciones para hidratación, yodo, peróxido de hidrógeno, vitaminas y minerales, oxígeno, material desechable, material de oficina y medios diagnósticos. La información recogida se introdujo en una base de datos, y se procesó con el programa Epidat 3.0. RESULTADOS. Existió un costo total de 70 605,83 CU, que representó unos 2 824,23 CUC, con costo total por paciente de 74,32 CUC. El mayor gasto correspondió al uso de materiales desechables, las soluciones para hidratación y los antibióticos.

  4. Tuberculosis neonatal

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    Pastor Durán, Xavier

    1986-01-01

    PROTOCOLOS TERAPEUTICOS. TUBERCULOSIS NEONATAL 1. CONCEPTO La tuberculosis neonatal es la infección del recién nacido producida por el bacilo de Koch. Es una situación rara pero grave que requiere un diagnóstico precoz y un tratamiento enérgico..

  5. Impacto de las inversiones en TI en la eficiencia de los bancos argentinos

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    Ángel Agustín Argañaraz

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Las tecnologías de información (TI constituyen en la actualidad una herramienta fundamental para el logro de ventajas competitivas en un contexto sumamente cambiante. Resulta relevante conocer el impacto de su utilización sobre el desempeño de las organizaciones, en particular en sectores como el bancario, que realizan un uso intensivo de información. En el presente trabajo se desarrolla un modelo que posibilita evaluar el impacto de las inversiones en TI sobre la eficiencia de las entidades bancarias. Se utilizó la técnica Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA como herramienta de medición de la eficiencia de acuerdo al modelo elaborado sobre la información obtenida de los estados contables de entidades bancarias de la República Argentina. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que los bancos alcanzaron un buen nivel de eficiencia global. Se encontró que los más eficientes son las sucursales de entidades financieras del exterior y los bancos locales de capital extranjero.

  6. Epidemiología de la sepsis en unidades de cuidado intensivo en Colombia

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    Guillermo Ortíz

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Actualmente no se cuenta con muchos datos disponibles sobre la sepsis en los países en desarrollo y especialmente en América Latina. Objetivo. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo determinar la frecuencia, las características clínicas y epidemiológicas y las consecuencias de la sepsis en una población de pacientes que requirieron ingreso en algunas unidades colombianas de cuidados intensivos. Materiales y métodos. Este fue un análisis secundario de un estudio prospectivo realizado en un período de seis meses contados a partir del 1° de septiembre de 2007 hasta el 28 de febrero del 2008 en diez unidades médico-quirúrgicas de cuidados intensivos de cuatro ciudades de Colombia. Los pacientes se consideraron elegibles si tenían un diagnóstico probable o confirmado de infección según los registros médicos. Se registraron las características demográficas, los diagnósticos de primer ingreso y las enfermedades concomitantes, el estado clínico y la sepsis, sepsis grave o choque séptico. Resultados. Durante el período de estudio, 826 pacientes fueron ingresados en las unidades de cuidados intensivos seleccionadas para el estudio. De estos pacientes, 421 (51 % desarrollaron sepsis en la comunidad, 361 (44 % en la unidad de cuidados intensivos y 44 (5 % durante la hospitalización en la sala general; 253 pacientes (30,6 % presentaron afectación de un órgano del sistema: 20 % tuvo problemas respiratorios, seguido por problemas en los riñones y el sistema nervioso central con 3,4 % y 2,7 %, respectivamente. Conclusiones. En la muestra de pacientes sépticos, la prevalencia de la sepsis, así como de la mortalidad global, en los pacientes tratados en la unidad de cuidados intensivos fue similar a la reportada en otros estudios.

  7. Impacto ambiental de las incineradoras

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    Saiz de Omeñaca, José Antonio; Saiz de Omeñaca, Jesús

    1996-01-01

    The pollution caused by incineration plants may be considered quite substantial. It is important to know the risks in order to be able to reduce the impacts.

    La contaminación causada por las incineradoras es, potencialmente, muy importante. Conocer los riesgos ayuda a tomar decisiones para minimizar los impactos.

  8. Neonatal hypertension.

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    Sharma, Deepak; Farahbakhsh, Nazanin; Shastri, Sweta; Sharma, Pradeep

    2017-03-01

    Neonatal hypertension (HT) is a frequently under reported condition and is seen uncommonly in the intensive care unit. Neonatal HT has defined arbitrarily as blood pressure more than 2 standard deviations above the base as per the age or defined as systolic BP more than 95% for infants of similar size, gestational age and postnatal age. It has been diagnosed long back but still is the least studied field in neonatology. There is still lack of universally accepted normotensive data for neonates as per gestational age, weight and post-natal age. Neonatal HT is an important morbidity that needs timely detection and appropriate management, as it can lead to devastating short-term effect on various organs and also poor long-term adverse outcomes. There is no consensus yet about the treatment guidelines and majority of treatment protocols are based on the expert opinion. Neonate with HT should be evaluated in detail starting from antenatal, perinatal, post-natal history, and drug intake by neonate and mother. This review article covers multiple aspects of neonatal hypertension like definition, normotensive data, various etiologies and methods of BP measurement, clinical features, diagnosis and management.

  9. Neonatal retinoblastoma

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    Tero T Kivelä

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available From 7% to 10% of all retinoblastomas and from 44% to 71% of familial retinoblastomas in developed countries are diagnosed in the neonatal period, usually through pre- or post-natal screening prompted by a positive family history and sometimes serendipitously during screening for retinopathy of prematurity or other reasons. In developing countries, neonatal diagnosis of retinoblastoma has been less common. Neonatal retinoblastoma generally develops from a germline mutation of RB1, the retinoblastoma gene, even when the family history is negative and is thus usually hereditary. At least one-half of infants with neonatal retinoblastoma have unilateral tumors when the diagnosis is made, typically the International Intraocular Retinoblastoma Classification (Murphree Group B or higher, but most germline mutation carriers will progress to bilateral involvement, typically Group A in the fellow eye. Neonatal leukokoria usually leads to the diagnosis in children without a family history of retinoblastoma, and a Group C tumor or higher is typical in the more advanced involved eye. Almost all infants with neonatal retinoblastoma have at least one eye with a tumor in proximity to the foveola, but the macula of the fellow eye is frequently spared. Consequently, loss of reading vision from both eyes is exceptional. A primary ectopic intracranial neuroblastic tumor known as trilateral retinoblastoma is no more common after neonatal than other retinoblastoma. For many reasons, neonatal retinoblastoma may be a challenge to eradicate, and the early age at diagnosis and relatively small tumors do not guarantee the preservation of both eyes of every involved child. Oncology nurses can be instrumental in contributing to better outcomes by ensuring that hereditary retinoblastoma survivors receive genetic counseling, by referring families of survivors to early screening programs when they are planning for a baby, and by providing psychological and practical support

  10. Dacriocistitis aguda neonatal (1996-2005 Acute neonatal dacryocystitis

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    Zoila del S López Díaz

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio longitudinal y retrospectivo en diez años (1996-2005, de todos los neonatos cuyo motivo de ingreso en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales fue ser portadores de dacriocistitis aguda. Se obtuvo los siguientes resultados: incidencia 0,04 c/ 100 ingresos. Predominio: edades entre 7-27días (sepsis tardía, sexo femenino 66,6 %, nacidos de embarazos a término y con buen peso al nacer 100 %. Etiología no precisada 83,3 %. Tratamiento utilizado: antibioticoterapia (penicilina + gentacina, 4 pacientes, 66,6 %, (unasyn, 1 paciente, 16,6 %, (amoxicilina + unasyn + gentamicina, 1 paciente, 16,6 %; uso de inmunoglobulina humana en 2 pacientes. Complicaciones: celulitis facial y periorbitaria 66,6 %; absceso periorbitario 33,3 %; fiebre (33,3 % y obstrucción nasal 16,6 %. Evolución satisfactoria con seguimiento por Oftalmología después del egreso hospitalario, en 100 % de los casosA retrospective longitudinal study of all neonates admitted to our Intensive Care Unit because they suffered from acute dacryocystitis was performed for 10 years (1996-2005. The results were as follows: incidence rate of 0,04 per 100 admissions; prevalence: 7-27d age groups (late sepsis, females with 66,6%; neonates born to term pregnancies and with good birthweight in 100%. Inaccurate etiology in 83,3 %. Treatment: antibiotic therapy (penicilline + gentamycin in 4 paients, 66,6%, (unasyn, one patient, 16,6 %, (amoxycillin + unasyn +gentamycin, 1 patient, 16.6 %. Use of human immunoglobulin in 2 patients. Complications: facial and periorbital cellulitis, 66,6%; periorbital abscess 33,3 %; fever (33,3 % and nasal obstruction (16,6 %. Satisfactory recovery with ophtalmological follow-up after discharge from hospital in 100 % of cases

  11. Neonatal Nursing

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    Crawford, Doreen; Morris, Maryke

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    "Neonatal Nursing" offers a systematic approach to the nursing care of the sick newborn baby. Nursing actions and responsibilities are the focus of the text with relevant research findings, clinical applications, anatomy, physiology and pathology provided where necessary. This comprehensive text covers all areas of neonatal nursing including ethics, continuing care in the community, intranatal care, statistics and pharmokinetics so that holistic care of the infant is described. This book shou...

  12. Factores de riesgo asociados a infecciones en pacientes hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI

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    Ruby Elizabeth Vargas-Toloza

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio de abordaje Cuantitativo Descriptivo Transversal busca determinar los factores de riesgos intrínsecos y extrínsecos, medios diagnósticos e incidencia; asociados a Infecciones en los pacientes hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI de la Clínica San José en la ciudad de Cúcuta. La Edad, es un factor predisponente en el desarrollo de infecciones en los pacientes que ingresaron a la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI de la Clínica San José durante el periodo evaluado, se observó que la infección fue más frecuente en los adultos mayores de 41 años con un 86.5%. Las enfermedades de base relacionadas con la aparición de infecciones (Diabetes, Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC, Hepatopatía e Insuficiencia Renal, en el estudio no evidenció un comportamiento estadísticamente significativo, sin embargo, el 34.3% de los pacientes que presentaron insuficiencia renal, seguido del 29.9% que presentaron Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC y Diabetes, tienen un mayor riesgo de desarrollar infecciones que los pacientes que carecen de este antecedente durante su tiempo de hospitalización en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI, siendo este un factor de riesgo predisponente en la aparición de las infecciones. Dentro de los procedimientos invasivos más usados están la sonda urinaria, la ventilación mecánica y el catéter venoso central. La incidencia de infección en la población objeto del presente estudio fue de 17,9%. Los agentes infecciosos que estuvieron presentes tanto en sangre, como en orina y secreción bronquial fueron Escherichia coli, Klebsiella y Staphylococcus Aureus, microorganismos altamente contagiosos y perjudiciales.

  13. Máquina para a colheita contínua de azeitona em olivais intensivos

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    Dias, António Bento; Cardoso, V.; Reynolds de Souza, D.; Falcão, J.M.; Pinheiro, Anacleto; Peça, J.O.

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    A diminuição dos custos de colheita nos olivais intensivos (200 a 550 árvores por hectare) terá de ser encarada como tarefa urgente para que estes olivais possam ser competitivos. Nestes olivais, a técnica tradicional de colheita com vibradores de tronco encontra limitações, como a falta de espaço para o desempenho de equipamentos de recolha associados aos vibradores; mas é sobretudo, devido a ser uma técnica descontínua, baseada numa repetição de ciclos de manobras, que origina enorme fa...

  14. Controlo intensivo da glicémia em doentes críticos

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    Ferreira, AR

    2007-01-01

    Trabalho realizado no contexto do estágio de Cuidados Intensivos do Internato Médico Complementar A evolução da medicina intensiva durante as últimas três a quatro décadas trouxe um aumento tremendo na sobrevivência imediata dos doentes críticos, com patologias previamente letais. É por isso frequente na actualidade que os doentes entrem numa fase crónica de doença crítica, durante a qual permanecem dependentes do suporte de orgãos vitais por um ...

  15. Consecuencias ambientales de la producción de carne bovina en sistemas intensivos confinados (Feedlots)

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    Maisonnave, Roberto Carlos

    2002-01-01

    Se estudiaron variables fisicas y químicas de importancia ambiental en un Establecimiento dedicado al Engorde Bovino Intensivo en Confinamiento, comúnmente llamado feedlot, con el objetivo de determinar si esta actividad generó contaminación ambiental tras diez años de existencia. Se determinaron las concentraciones de distintas especies químicas utilizando métodos estandarizados de recolección y acondicionamiento de muestras, como así también métodos quimicos y fisicos normalizados de determ...

  16. Engorde de bagres (Rhamdia quelen) en sistema de cultivo intensivo por sexos separados

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    Comolli, J; Roux, J.P; Sánchez, S; Hernández, D

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    El bagre sudamericano (ramdiá o jundiá) se caracteriza por rápido crecimiento en los primeros meses de vida e importante diferencia de desarrollo entre ambos sexos. La madurez sexual del macho es precoz, por lo cual la hembra alcanza un peso vivo 30% mayor que el del macho. El presente trabajo tuvo por objetivo analizar el engorde de especimenes de Rhamdia quelen separados por sexos en un sistema intensivo. Se llevaron a cabo tres tratamientos: TA- hembra, TB- mixto y TC- macho. El engorde se...

  17. Neonatal neurosonography

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    Riccabona, Michael, E-mail: michael.riccabona@klinikum-graz.at

    2014-09-15

    Paediatric and particularly neonatal neurosonography still remains a mainstay of imaging the neonatal brain. It can be performed at the bedside without any need for sedation or specific monitoring. There are a number of neurologic conditions that significantly influence morbidity and mortality in neonates and infants related to the brain and the spinal cord; most of them can be addressed by ultrasonography (US). However, with the introduction of first CT and then MRI, neonatal neurosonography is increasingly considered just a basic first line technique that offers only orienting information and does not deliver much relevant information. This is partially caused by inferior US performance – either by restricted availability of modern equipment or by lack of specialized expertise in performing and reading neurosonographic scans. This essay tries to highlight the value and potential of US in the neonatal brain and briefly touching also on the spinal cord imaging. The common pathologies and their US appearance as well as typical indication and applications of neurosonography are listed. The review aims at encouraging paediatric radiologists to reorient there imaging algorithms and skills towards the potential of modern neurosonography, particularly in the view of efficacy, considering growing economic pressure, and the low invasiveness as well as the good availability of US that can easily be repeated any time at the bedside.

  18. Neonatal pain

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    Walker, Suellen M

    2014-01-01

    Effective management of procedural and postoperative pain in neonates is required to minimize acute physiological and behavioral distress and may also improve acute and long-term outcomes. Painful stimuli activate nociceptive pathways, from the periphery to the cortex, in neonates and behavioral responses form the basis for validated pain assessment tools. However, there is an increasing awareness of the need to not only reduce acute behavioral responses to pain in neonates, but also to protect the developing nervous system from persistent sensitization of pain pathways and potential damaging effects of altered neural activity on central nervous system development. Analgesic requirements are influenced by age-related changes in both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic response, and increasing data are available to guide safe and effective dosing with opioids and paracetamol. Regional analgesic techniques provide effective perioperative analgesia, but higher complication rates in neonates emphasize the importance of monitoring and choice of the most appropriate drug and dose. There have been significant improvements in the understanding and management of neonatal pain, but additional research evidence will further reduce the need to extrapolate data from older age groups. Translation into improved clinical care will continue to depend on an integrated approach to implementation that encompasses assessment and titration against individual response, education and training, and audit and feedback. PMID:24330444

  19. Costos secundarios por infecciones nosocomiales en dos unidades pediátricas de cuidados intensivos Secondary costs due to nosocomial infections in two pediatric intensive care units

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    Susana Navarrete-Navarro

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Estimar los costos asociados a infecciones nosocomiales en niños tratados en dos unidades de terapia intensiva. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio parcial de costos en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (UCIN y en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos (UTIP de un hospital infantil de tercer nivel de atención médica. Se investigaron los costos de las pruebas diagnósticas y de los recursos terapéuticos empleados, así como el exceso de estancia hospitalaria debida a la presencia de una infección nosocomial. RESULTADOS. Se detectaron 102 infecciones, 46 en UCIN y 56 en UTIP, en el lapso de un año, tiempo que duró el estudio. El costo promedio por infección fue de 91 698 pesos y el gasto global fue de 9.3 millones de pesos. Neumonía, flebitis y septicemia abarcaron 65% de los costos. En los niños infectados se registró una estancia hospitalaria extra de 9.6 días, 13.7 exámenes de laboratorio y 3.3 cultivos en promedio, debido a la presencia de una infección intrahospitalaria. La estancia hospitalaria representó 97% del gasto total. CONCLUSIONES. Esta evaluación representa una estimación de costos directos de infección. Los resultados justifican el establecimiento de programas preventivos agresivos para reducir las complicaciones dentro de los hospitales.OBJECTIVES. We estimated associated costs to nosocomial infections in two pediatric intensive care units in Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS. A transversal study in the neonatal (NICU and pediatric (PICU intensive care units, was done. We reviewed use and cost of diagnostic procedures, medications, and excess of hospital stay. RESULTS. There were 102 infections, 46 in the NICU and 56 in the PICU. The average cost per infection was $11,682 USD and the overall expense was 1,184.71 USD. Infected children had an excess of hospital stay of 9.6 days, 13.7 more laboratory tests and 3.3 more cultures. Hospital stay represented 97% of the overall cost

  20. Ictericia Neonatal

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    Blanco de la Fuente, María Isabel

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    El motivo que ha llevado a la realización de este trabajo fin de grado sobre el tema de la ICTERICIA NEONATAL se debe a la elevada frecuencia de su aparición en la población. Un porcentaje elevado de RN la padecen al nacer siendo, en la mayor parte de los casos, un proceso fisiológico resuelto con facilidad debido a una inmadurez del sistema hepático y a una hiperproducción de bilirrubina. La ictericia neonatal es la pigmentación de color amarillo de la piel y mucosas en ...

  1. Neonatal Jaundice

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    Maimburg, Rikke Damkjær; Væth, Michael; Schendel, Diana

    2008-01-01

    In a previous study, we found that infants transferred to a neonatal ward after delivery had an almost twofold increased risk of being diagnosed with infantile autism later in childhood in spite of extensive controlling of obstetric risk factors. We therefore decided to investigate other reasons ...

  2. Aumento de peso después de soporte nutricional en una unidad de cuidado intensivo neonatal

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    Carlos Alberto Velasco Benítez

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El ayuno provoca en el recién nacido (RN, deterioro de su estado nutricional y crecimiento a corto y largo plazo. Objetivo: Determinar la ganancia de peso en RN críticamente enfermos (CE luego de nutrición parenteral (NP. Materiales  y  métodos: Estudio descriptivo observacional de tipo transversal, en 110 RNCE de ambos sexos, a término (RNAT y pretérmino (RNPreT, del Seguro Social de Bucaramanga, Colombia, que recibieron NP central o periférica. Se obtuvieron datos como sexo, edad gestacional, peso, gramos/kg/día de carbohidratos, proteínas y grasas, kcal/kg/día basales y finales, días de NP y patología subyacente. El análisis estadístico incluyó medidas de tendencia central y de posición, frecuencias, análisis uni y bivariado, pruebas de comparación de promedios y medianas, Chi cuadrado y Fisher, siendo el nivel de significancia de 0,05.Resultados: Fueron incluidos 63 RNPreT y 47 RNAT, con principal diagnóstico enterocolitis necrosante en 40 (36,4%. El promedio al final de la NP de proteínas y grasas fue 1,3 g/kg/día y 2,5 g/kg/día, respectivamente. Hubo incremento del peso basal y final de 14,2 g/día y diferencias significativas en cuanto a la progresión del peso basal y final, en los RNAT (p=0.015 y RNPreT (p=0.000, incluso con peso Conclusiones: Todos los RNCE que recibieron NP desde el primer día de vida, a dosis más bajas que las actualmente recomendadas, presentaron mejoría nutricional medible con la variación de peso diario

  3. Perfil clínico de neonatos de muito baixo peso internados em uma Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo Neonatal

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    Alana Piccoli

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Descrever o perfil de recém-nascidos prematuros de muito baixo peso (RNMBP internados em uma UTIN. Metodologia: Caracteriza-se como um estudo retrospectivo documental com coleta de dados nos prontuários de RNMBP. Resultados: A amostra foi composta por 153 RNMBP, os quais apresentaram peso ao nascimento (PN de 1082,92 ± 275,73 e tempo de ventilação pulmonar mecânica (VPM de 13,34 ± 17,23 dias. A incidência de displasia broncopulmonar esteve associada ao tempo de VPM, à presença de enterocolite necrosante e à persistência do canal arterial. O tempo de permanência em VPM esteve associado ao tempo de internação e ao peso de nascimento. A incidência de hemorragia intracraniana esteve associada ao tempo de VPM, à IG e ao PN. Conclusão: O baixo peso ao nascimento, isolado ou associado a outros fatores, contribui para o aparecimento de comorbidades que poderão influenciar na qualidade de vida desses bebês bem como aumentar a mortalidade.

  4. Displasia broncopulmonar: Práticas clínicas em cinco unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatais

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    H. Guimarães

    2010-03-01

    use should be improved in centers 4 and 5; fluid policy in center 4; oxygen therapy and sepsis prevention in centers 1 and 2. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA treatment should be improved in center 2. Conclusion: The implementation of potentially better practices to reduce lung injury in neonates in Portuguese NICUs, according to each NICU, must be addressed to increase the prescription of PNC, to use a lower FiO2, to be careful with fluid administration in the first weeks of life and to prevent PDA and sepsis. It is necessary to follow guidelines, recommendations or protocols to improve quality in the prevention of BPD.Rev Port Pneumol 2010; XVI (2: 273-286 Palavras-chave: Displasia broncopulmonar, cuidados intensivos neonatais, recém-nascidos de pré-termo, boas práticas, ventilação mecânica, oxigénio, corticosteróides pré-natais, sépsis, canal arterial patente, Key-words: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, neonatal intensive care, preterm infants, better practices, mechanical ventilation, oxygen therapy, prenatal corticosteroids, sepsis, patent ductus arteriosus

  5. Colestasis del reci?n nacido y lactante en la uci neonatal de la fundaci?n Santa Fe de Bogot? 2007-2012

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    Ovalle Tovar, Martha Catalina

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    ANTECEDENTES La colestasis neonatal es un problema poco frecuente pero con importantes consecuencias cl?nicas. Existe poca informaci?n sobre las caracter?sticas cl?nicas y paracl?nicas de estos pacientes en nuestro medio. OBJETIVO Describir las caracter?sticas cl?nicas y paracl?nicas de los pacientes con colestasis hospitalizados en la unidad de cuidado intensivo neonatal de la Fundaci?n Santaf? de Bogot? con diagn?stico de colestasis entre los a?os 2007-2012. METODOLOG?A S...

  6. [Neonatal cholestasis

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    Roquete, M L

    2000-07-01

    OBJECTIVE: To warn pediatricians about the early recognition of cholestasis in newborns and infants. METHODS: A bibliographic research about cholestasis was performed using Medline, and emphasizing the most relevant publications of the last 30 years. RESULTS: The concept of cholestasis and the causes of cholestatic tendency in newborns and infants are described. Several causes of intra and extrahepatic cholestasis are reported as well. In this review, only the diseases with diagnostic, therapeutic or prognostic peculiarities are commented, including extrahepatic biliary atresia, idiopathic neonatal hepatitis, galactosemia, and Alagille s syndrome. Furthermore, several resources are discussed for the diagnosis of cholestasis. CONCLUSIONS: The establishment of the diagnosis of cholestasis through the detection of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns who present jaundice after 14 days of life is a goal that could change the prognosis of several diseases responsible for neonatal cholestasis.

  7. Neonatal Kraniefraktur

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    Johannesen, Katrine Marie Harries; Stantchev, Hristo

    2015-01-01

    During the latest decades the incidence of birth traumas has decreased significantly. Even so the traumas still contribute to an increased mortality and morbidity. We present a case of spontaneous neonatal skull fracture following a normal vaginal delivery. Abnormal facial structure was seen, and......, and the fracture was identified with an MRI. The fractures healed without neurosurgical intervention. Case reports show that even in uncomplicated vaginal deliveries skull fractures can be seen and should be suspected in children with facial abnormalities....

  8. Neonatal Listeriosis

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    Shih-Yu Chen

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available In Western developed countries, Listeria monocytogenes is not an uncommon pathogen in neonates. However, neonatal listeriosis has rarely been reported in Taiwan. We describe two cases collected from a single medical institute between 1990 and 2005. Case 1 was a male premature baby weighing 1558 g with a gestational age of 31 weeks whose mother had fever with chills 3 days prior to delivery. Generalized maculopapular rash was found after delivery and subtle seizure developed. Both blood and cerebrospinal fluid culture collected on the 1st day yielded L. monocytogenes. In addition, he had ventriculitis complicated with hydrocephalus. Neurologic development was normal over 1 year of follow-up after ventriculoperitoneal shunt operation. Case 2 was a 28-weeks' gestation male premature baby weighing 1180 g. Endotracheal intubation and ventilator support were provided after delivery due to respiratory distress. Blood culture yielded L. monocyto-genes. Cerebrospinal fluid showed pleocytosis but the culture was negative. Brain ultrasonography showed ventriculitis. Sudden deterioration with cyanosis and bradycardia developed on the 8th day and he died on the same day. Neonatal listeriosis is uncommon in Taiwan, but has significant mortality and morbidity. Early diagnosis of perinatal infection relies on high index of suspicion in perinatal health care professionals. [J Formos Med Assoc 2007;106(2:161-164

  9. Costos secundarios por infecciones nosocomiales en dos unidades pediátricas de cuidados intensivos

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    Navarrete-Navarro Susana

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Estimar los costos asociados a infecciones nosocomiales en niños tratados en dos unidades de terapia intensiva. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio parcial de costos en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (UCIN y en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos (UTIP de un hospital infantil de tercer nivel de atención médica. Se investigaron los costos de las pruebas diagnósticas y de los recursos terapéuticos empleados, así como el exceso de estancia hospitalaria debida a la presencia de una infección nosocomial. RESULTADOS. Se detectaron 102 infecciones, 46 en UCIN y 56 en UTIP, en el lapso de un año, tiempo que duró el estudio. El costo promedio por infección fue de 91 698 pesos y el gasto global fue de 9.3 millones de pesos. Neumonía, flebitis y septicemia abarcaron 65% de los costos. En los niños infectados se registró una estancia hospitalaria extra de 9.6 días, 13.7 exámenes de laboratorio y 3.3 cultivos en promedio, debido a la presencia de una infección intrahospitalaria. La estancia hospitalaria representó 97% del gasto total. CONCLUSIONES. Esta evaluación representa una estimación de costos directos de infección. Los resultados justifican el establecimiento de programas preventivos agresivos para reducir las complicaciones dentro de los hospitales.

  10. Afrontamiento y adaptación en pacientes egresados de unidades de cuidado intensivo

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    Inna Elida Flórez-Torres

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir la capacidad de afrontamiento y adaptación en pacientes egresados de unidades de cuidado intensivo de la ciudad de Cartagena, Colombia. Método: estudio descriptivo, realizado en 171 pacientes egresados de unidades de cuidados intensivos durante el segundo semestre de 2009. Se empleó la Escala de medición del proceso de afrontamiento y adaptación de Callista Roy. Para valorar los factores que miden las estrategias y los recursos de afrontamiento para la adaptación se utilizaron medidas de tendencia central y coeficiente de variación. Resultados: el 50,3 % de los participantes fueron mujeres y 49,7 % hombres. La capacidad de afrontamiento y adaptación fue del 63,2 %, el 19,9 % presentó mediana capacidad. La baja capacidad reportó 1,2 %. Por factores, el proceso de alerta presentó una mayor puntuación, con 46,2 %, en alta capacidad en las estrategias de afrontamiento, y en el procesamiento sistemático, el 45,0% se ubicó en muy alta capacidad en cuanto a los recursos utilizados para la adaptación. Conclusión: los pacientes reflejaron un estilo de afrontamiento activo con estrategias centradas en el problema tanto cognitivas como comportamentales, percibiendo la situación como controlable. El Modelo de Roy permite a las enfermeras identificar en los pacientes estrategias adecuadas o inefectivas y orientar el cuidado.

  11. Efecto de un tratamiento intensivo con insulina sobre la reactividad plaquetaria en pacientes con hiperglucemia que ingresan con un síndrome coronario agudo

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    Vivas Balcones, Luis David

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo primario de este trabajo ha sido la valoración del efecto que produce el control estricto de la glucemia mediante un tratamiento intensivo y precoz con insulina sobre la reactividad plaquetaria durante la fase hospitalaria en pacientes que ingresan en una unidad de cuidados intensivos cardiológicos con un síndrome coronario agudo e hiperglucemia, respecto a un tratamiento convencional.

  12. Neonatal hypoglycemia.

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    Straussman, Sharon; Levitsky, Lynne L

    2010-02-01

    Hypoglycemia in the newborn may be associated with both acute decompensation and long-term neuronal loss. Studies of the cause of hypoglycemic brain damage and the relationship of hypoglycemia to disorders associated with hyperinsulinism have aided in our understanding of this common clinical finding. A recent consensus workshop concluded that there has been little progress toward a precise numerical definition of neonatal hypoglycemia. Nonetheless, newer brain imaging modalities have provided insight into the relationship between neuronal energy deficiency and central nervous system damage. Laboratory studies have begun to reveal the mechanism of hypoglycemic damage. In addition, there is new information about hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of genetic, environmental, and iatrogenic origin. The quantitative definition of hypoglycemia in the newborn remains elusive because it is a surrogate marker for central nervous system energy deficiency. Nonetheless, the recognition that hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, which produces profound central nervous system energy deficiency, is most likely to lead to long-term central nervous system damage, has altered management of children with hypoglycemia. In addition, imaging studies on neonates and laboratory evaluation in animal models have provided insight into the mechanism of neuronal damage.

  13. Competitividad del comercio internacional de servicios intensivos en conocimiento de México, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica y Brasil

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    Andrea Samanta Méndez Maya

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    Full Text Available El sector servicios ha tenido un acelerado crecimiento en los últimos años, particularmente, los intensivos en conocimiento, por lo que, el objetivo de esta investigación consiste en identificar a los sectores más competitivos en el comercio internacional de servicios intensivos en conocimiento de México, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica y Brasil, durante el periodo 2006-2016, a través del Índice de la Ventaja Comparativa Revelada (VCR y el Índice de la Ventaja Relativa de Intercambio (VRI.  Los hallazgos demuestran que los seguros, las telecomunicaciones, servicios de informática y de información, y otros servicios a negocios fueron los sectores más competitivos. Se concluye que América Latina comienza a ser una de las regiones más atractivas para el offshoring de servicios en el comercio internacional de servicios intensivos en conocimiento.

  14. Neonatal sepsis

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    Angelica Dessì

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper on neonatal sepsis, after a short presentation of etiopathogenesis and physiopathology, we will briefly present the clinical picture, the diagnosis and the therapy. Concerning diagnosis, we will focus our attention on procalcitonin (PCT, serum amyloid A (SAA, presepsin (sCD14 and metabolomics. Three practical tables complete the review. Proceedings of the International Course on Perinatal Pathology (part of the 10th International Workshop on Neonatology · October 22nd-25th, 2014 · Cagliari (Italy · October 25th, 2014 · The role of the clinical pathological dialogue in problem solving Guest Editors: Gavino Faa, Vassilios Fanos, Peter Van Eyken

  15. Sensibilidad antimicrobiana de la microbiota ambiental de las unidades de cuidados intensivos de un hospital peruano

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    José Díaz-Tello

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de detectar y determinar la sensibilidad antimicrobiana de bacilos Gram negativos y cocos Gram positivos aislados de la microbiota ambiental de los servicios de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI de Neonatología, de Pediatría y de la Unidad de trasplantes (renal, hepático y general en un hospital de Lima; se tomaron 80 muestras de superficies inanimadas usando hisopado húmedo. Se identificaron 61 cepas bacterianas que correspondieron a Staphylococcus epidermidis (46,0%, Alcaligenes sp. (21,3%, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (16,4%, Acinetobacter sp. (13,1% Staphylococcus aureus (1,6% y Staphylococcus haemolyticcus (1,6%. Acinetobacter y Pseudomonas aeruginosa mostraron una elevada sensibilidad a los antibióticos evaluados, en contraste Alcaligenes sp. y Staphylococcus epidermidis presentaron la mayor resistencia antimicrobiana. Staphylococcus epidermidis y Alcaligenes sp. fueron las bacterias que presentaron mayor resistencia a los antibióticos y las que mayormente se aislaron. Se recomienda recurrir a métodos de asepsia y monitoreo sostenidos en las UCI.

  16. O saber e a tecnologia: mitos de um centro de tratamento intensivo

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    Bastos Marisa Antonini Ribeiro

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta os resultados de um estudo etnográfico que teve como objetivo descrever a cultura dos enfermeiros de um centro de tratamento intensivo. Acreditando que o CTI é uma subcultura do hospital e que os enfermeiros intensivistas compartilham de símbolos e significados que foram desenvolvidos através das interações sociais no contexto da Terapia Intensiva, fui buscar no interacionismo simbólico e na descrição etnográfica a fundamentação teórico-metodológica para o presente estudo. Para compreender o processo de interiorização dos universos simbólicos no CTI, busquei descrever os sistemas temáticos de significados subjacentes às atividades dos enfermeiros intensivistas, através da observação participante, da entrevista etnográfica e da análise documental. Dentre os elementos culturais descritos, foi identificado o mito do saber e da tecnologia. Concluí que os mitos da tecnologia e do saber foram socialmente estabelecidos como estratégia de sobrevivência no cotidiano da terapia intensiva, repleto de riscos e incertezas.

  17. O saber e a tecnologia: mitos de um centro de tratamento intensivo

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    Marisa Antonini Ribeiro Bastos

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta os resultados de um estudo etnográfico que teve como objetivo descrever a cultura dos enfermeiros de um centro de tratamento intensivo. Acreditando que o CTI é uma subcultura do hospital e que os enfermeiros intensivistas compartilham de símbolos e significados que foram desenvolvidos através das interações sociais no contexto da Terapia Intensiva, fui buscar no interacionismo simbólico e na descrição etnográfica a fundamentação teórico-metodológica para o presente estudo. Para compreender o processo de interiorização dos universos simbólicos no CTI, busquei descrever os sistemas temáticos de significados subjacentes às atividades dos enfermeiros intensivistas, através da observação participante, da entrevista etnográfica e da análise documental. Dentre os elementos culturais descritos, foi identificado o mito do saber e da tecnologia. Concluí que os mitos da tecnologia e do saber foram socialmente estabelecidos como estratégia de sobrevivência no cotidiano da terapia intensiva, repleto de riscos e incertezas.

  18. Indicações da Broncofibroscopia em Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos

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    Ema Sacadura Leite

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: A deterioração respiratória é um problema comum em U.C.I., para a qual a broncofibroscopia constitui um método auxiliar diagnóstico e terapêutico importante. Trata-se contudo de um método invasivo, pelo que é importante avaliar as vantagens da sua utilização. Este trabalho de revisão pretende estudar algumas das situações correntes em U.C. I. onde a broncofibroscopia poderá ser útil. SUMMARY: Respiratory failure is a common problem in I.C.U., for which fiberoptic bronchoscopy is an important auxiliar diagnostic and therapeutic method. This is however an agressive method, so it is important to assess the advantage of its use. The purpose of this work is to study various current problems in I.C.U. where fiberoptic bronchoscopy may be useful. Palavras-chave: Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos, Broncofibroscopia, Key-words: Intensive Care Unit, Fiberoptic bronchoscopy

  19. Inventario de necesidades de los familiares de los pacientes egresados de la unidad de cuidado intensivo

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    Dianne Sofía González-Escobar

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar las necesidades de los familiares de los pacientes hospitalizados en la unidad de cuidado intensivo de una institución de salud. Materiales y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio cuantitativo de tipo descriptivo de corte transversal. Se entrevistaron a 144 familiares que cumplieron los criterios de inclusión. Para la recolección de información se empleó el Inventario de Necesidades y Estresores de Familiares en Terapia Intensiva. Resultados: La necesidad de información fue catalogada por el 95.1% de los familiares como muy importante, y Al analizar el grado de satisfacción de las 43 necesidades, se constató que el 96.5% de los familiares señala todas las necesidades como muy importantes. Conclusiones El reconocimiento e inclusión de la familia de los pacientes en los procesos de atención demanda cambios fundamentales en la visión y en la organización de las instituciones de salud.

  20. O impacto do programa integrado para o autismo (PIPA)

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    Lima, Cláudia Bandeira de; Afonso, Catarina; Calado, Ana Catarina; Torgal, Fernanda; Gouveia, Rosa; Nascimento, Catarina

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    A Perturbação do Espectro do Autismo é uma patologia que atinge a maioria das áreas do desenvolvimento normal de uma criança. É uma doença crónica que exige um acompanhamento ao longo da vida. A Academia Americana de Pediatria recomenda que a intervenção seja iniciada o mais precoce possível, multidisciplinar e de carácter intensivo. Neste sentido, o Centro de Desenvolvimento Infantil LógicaMentes criou um Programa Integrado Para o Autismo (PIPA). Trata-se de um Programa de carácter intensivo...

  1. Neonatal euthanasia.

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    Kon, Alexander A

    2009-12-01

    Despite advances in the care of infants, there remain many newborns whose medical conditions are incompatible with sustained life. At times, healthcare providers and parents may agree that prolonging life is not an appropriate goal of care, and they may redirect treatment to alleviate suffering. While pediatric palliative treatment protocols are gaining greater acceptance, there remain some children whose suffering is unrelenting despite maximal efforts. Due to the realization that some infants suffer unbearably (ie, the burdens of suffering outweigh the benefits of life), the Dutch have developed a protocol for euthanizing these newborns. In this review, I examine the ethical aspects of 6 forms of end of life care, explain the ethical arguments in support of euthanasia, review the history and verbiage of the United States regulations governing limiting and withdrawing life-prolonging interventions in infants, describe the 3 categories of neonates for whom the Dutch provide euthanasia, review the published analyses of the Dutch protocol, and finally present some practical considerations should some form of euthanasia ever be deemed appropriate.

  2. Debilidad adquirida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. Incidencia, factores de riesgo y su asociación con la debilidad inspiratoria. Estudio de cohorte observacional

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    Ladislao Pablo Diaz Ballve

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo: Conocer la incidencia acumulada y analizar los factores riesgo asociados al desarrollo de debilidad adquirida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos y su asociación con la debilidad inspiratoria. Métodos: Estudio de cohorte prospectivo en un solo centro, unidad de cuidados intensivos médico-quirúrgica polivalente. Se incluyeron pacientes adultos, que hayan requerido ventilación mecánica ≥ 24 horas entre julio de 2014 y enero de 2016. No hubo intervenciones. Se registraron datos demográficos, diagnóstico clínico y factores relacionados con el desarrollo de debilidad adquirida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos y Presión inspiratoria máxima. Resultados: Ciento once pacientes incluidos, 66 desarrollaron debilidad adquirida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos, con una incidencia acumulada del 40,5% en 18 meses. El grupo con debilidad adquirida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos presentó mayor edad (55,9 ± 17,6 versus 45.8 ± 16.7, además de más días con ventilación mecánica (7 [4 - 10] versus 4 [2 - 7,3], más días en unidad de cuidados intensivos (15,5 [9,2 - 22,8] versus 9 [6 - 14]. Hubo más pacientes con delirio (68% versus 39%, con hiperglucemia > 3 días (84% versus 59%; y con balance positivo > 3 días (73,3% versus 37%. Todas las comparaciones fueron significativas con p 5 días como predictores independientes para debilidad adquirida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. La presión inspiratoria máxima baja se asoció a debilidad adquirida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos (p 5 días. La presión inspiratoria máxima ≥ 36cmH2O demostró un alto valor diagnóstico para descartar la presencia de debilidad adquirida en la unidad de cuidados intensivos.

  3. Neonatal hypokalemia

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Dilek Sarici1, S Umit Sarici21Kecioren Research and Education Hospital, Kecioren, Ankara, 2Chief of Division of Neonatology, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, TurkeyAbstract: In this article, distribution of potassium (K+ in body fluids, pathophysiology, causes, clinical signs and symptoms, and the evaluation and treatment of neonatal hypokalemia are reviewed. K+ is the most important intracellular cation and normal serum K+ is stabilized between 3.5 and 5.5 mEq/L. Hypokalemia may be caused by increased renal losses, increased extrarenal (gastrointestinal losses, redistribution or prolonged insufficient K+ intake. Clinical signs and symptoms occur as the result of functional changes in striated muscle, smooth muscle, and the heart. Hypokalemia is usually asymptomatic when K+ levels are between 3.0 and 3.5 mEq/L; however, there may sometimes be slight muscle weakness. Moderate hypokalemia is observed when serum K+ is between 2.5 and 3.0 mEq/L. Proximal muscle weakness is observed most commonly in lower extremities; cranial muscles are normal, but constipation and distention are prominent. Severe hypokalemia develops when serum K+ falls below 2.5 mEq/L. Rhabdomyolysis, myoglobinuria, severe muscle weakness, paralysis, respiratory distress, and respiratory arrest are observed. The clinical signs and symptoms may be unremarkable in cases of chronically developing hypokalemia; however, appropriate treatment is essential when serum K+ level falls below 2.5 mEq/L as the most dangerous complication of hypokalemia is fatal cardiac arrythmia, and changes visible with electrocardiography may not always correlate with the level of hypokalemia. Sodium (Na+, K+, chloride (Cl-, bicarbonate, creatinine, blood sugar, magnesium (Mg, plasma renin activity, aldosterone, and blood gases should be investigated by laboratory testing. Aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, creatinine kinase, and

  4. The neonatal brain

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    Flodmark, O.

    1987-01-01

    The clinical examination of the CNS in the neonate is often difficult in cases of complex pathology. Diagnostic imaging of the neonatal brain has become extremely useful and in the last decade has developed in two main directions: CT and US. MR imaging has been used recently with varying success in the diagnosis of pathology in the neonatal brain. Despite technical difficulties, this imaging method is likely to become increasingly important in the neonate. The paper examines the normal neonatal brain anatomy as seen with the different modalities, followed by pathologic conditions. Attention is directed to the common pathology, in asphyxiated newborns, the patholphysiology of intraventicular hemorrhage and periventricular leukomalacia in the preterm neonate, and hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in the term neonate. Pitfalls, artifacts, and problems in image interpretation are illustrated. Finally, the subsequent appearance of neonatal pathology later in infancy and childhood is discussed

  5. Caracterización de pacientes con paludismo grave por Plasmodium falciparum en una unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    Alberto García Gómez

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el paludismo es la enfermedad parasitaria más importante del ser humano, causa anualmente entre uno y tres millones de muertes. Objetivos: caracterizar a los pacientes con paludismo grave por Plasmodium falciparum ingresados en una unidad de cuidados intensivos. Métodos: se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos en Angola, de julio de 2014 hasta julio de 2016. La serie quedó constituida por 485 pacientes. Resultados: la serie representó el 99,6 % de los ingresos. La edad media fue de 23,4 ± 11,2 años. Predominaron el sexo masculino (66,4 % y los grupos de edades de 30 años o menos (83,6 %. La proporción del sexo masculino/femenino fue de 1,97:1. La mortalidad fue de 43,1 %. El sexo femenino tuvo mayor proporción de fallecidos (61 %. Fue más alto el por ciento de fallecidos en los que presentaron parasitemia >= 50000 x mm3. La media del valor del Acute Physiology, Age, Chronic Health Evaluation II fue de 14,8 ± 5,4; en los fallecidos fue superior que en los vivos (17,6 vs 12,3. Las complicaciones más frecuentes fueron de tipo neurológicas (90,1 %, hematológicas (77 %, respiratorias (61,8 %, hepáticas (58,7 %, y renales (40,3 %. El 51,6 % de los pacientes recibieron ventilación mecánica. Conclusiones: los jóvenes representaron la mayor parte de los ingresos por malaria en la unidad de cuidados intensivos, un porcentaje alto requirió ventilación mecánica, la mortalidad en las mujeres fue mayor y la global elevada.

  6. Complicaciones de los accesos vasculares centrales en los recién nacidos del Instituto Nacional de Perinatología

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    S. Carrera Muiños

    2016-10-01

    Conclusión La incidencia de complicaciones relacionadas con el catéter continúa siendo un problema en todas las unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales; la sepsis en particular es la principal complicación y la que mayor impacto tiene sobre la morbimortalidad neonatal.

  7. Características de las infecciones nosocomiales en el servicio de cuidados intensivos pediátricos del Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, Cuenca 2014 -2015

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    Objetivo: Determinar las características de las infecciones nosocomiales en el servicio de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos del Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso durante el año 2014 al 2015. Materiales y métodos: estudio descriptivo llevado a cabo en 32 pacientes diagnosticados de infección nosocomial en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos del Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso; los datos fueron recogidos en un formulario; se tabularon en el programa SPSS versión 15 y para el análisis ...

  8. PROBLEMAS ÉTICOS DEL RETIRO O LIMITACIÓN DE TRATAMIENTO VITAL EN UNIDADES DE CUIDADOS INTENSIVOS

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    Mónica Rincón Roncancio

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    Full Text Available La medicina crítica atraviesa sus mejores momentos. Como afirma Gracia, "los cuidados intensivos han alcanzado su mayoría de edad". Nadie cuestiona dichos adelantos para pacientes que eran considerados hace relativamente poco como desahuciados. Sin embargo, también da algo de vértigo el cambio que se ha logrado en el manejo de la muerte de dichos pacientes: el tránsito de una muerte "natural" a una muerte "gobernada por el hombre". En este contexto cobran nuevo sentido conceptos como eutanasia, distanasia, futilidad, calidad de vida, muerte digna y, de manera especial, el concepto de retiro o limitación de tratamiento vital (LET. El presente artículo de reflexión analiza los problemas éticos que se generan al implementar los protocolos de LET en las unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI. El artículo está dividido en cuatro partes: 1. Distinciones terminológicas; 2. formas de aplicación de la LET; 3. LET en casos especiales: pediatría y personas con discapacidad, y 4. los problemas éticos específicos de la LET.

  9. Sepsis procedente de la comunidad en cuidados intensivos: Factores de riesgo

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    Pilar Legón Blasco

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio prospectivo y transversal en pacientes sépticos ingresados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del hospital "Dr. Ángel Arturo Aballí" con los criterios de sepsis procedente de la comunidad en un período de 18 meses, comprendido desde septiembre de 1996 hasta marzo de 1998, con el objetivo de analizar la frecuencia de factores de riesgo asociados con la infección. Se evaluaron 70 pacientes que cumplían los criterios antes mencionados. Se tomó en la comunidad un grupo control de niños sanos. En los resultados se encontró que los factores asociados con la sepsis fueron: el sexo masculino (p=0,002, RR=2,7, la no lactancia materna (p=0,01, RR=3,3, la malnutrición por defecto (p=0,04, RR=2,1, el hacinamiento (p=0,0008, RR=2,4, el hábito de fumar (p=0,02, RR=2,4 y la mala higiene (p=0,01, RR=1,5.A prospective and crossover study was carried out in patients admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU of "Dr. Angel Arturo Aballí" Hospital where criteria of sepsis came from community for a period of 18 months, September 1996 to March 1998, to analyze frequency of risk factors associated with infection. We assessed 70 patients who fulfiled criteria above mentioned. Healthy children were control group. By findings, we found that factors associated with sepsis included: male sex (p=0.002, RR=2.7, non-breast feeding (p=0.01, RR=3.3, malnutrition by defect (p=0.04, RR=2.1, crowding (p=0.0008, RR= 2.4, smoking (p=0.02, RR=2.4, and a poor hygiene (p=0.01, RR=1.5.

  10. Control moderado de hiperglucemia luego de infarto cerebral agudo en unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    Néstor A. Wainsztein

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available La hiperglucemia después de un accidente cerebrovascular isquémico (ACVi se asocia con peor pronóstico. Se compararon retrospectivamente los efectos entre el control de la glucemia moderado (corrección a partir de 135 mg/dl y el conservador (a partir de 200 mg/dl en evolución neurológica, tiempo de internación y complicaciones asociadas al tratamiento de pacientes con ACVi internados en unidad de cuidados intensivos, al alta y 30 días post-egreso. Se estudiaron 208 pacientes, 103 (24% diabéticos con tratamiento moderado y 105 (23% diabéticos con tratamiento conservador. La glucemia media a lo largo de la internación tendió a ser menor con el tratamiento moderado sin significancia estadística (129 ± 30 vs. 138 ± 31 mg/dl; p = 0.06. La diferencia fue significativa en los no diabéticos (119 ± 24 vs. 128 ± 24 mg/dl; p < 0.05, siendo más pronunciada en aquellos no diabéticos con déficit neurológico moderado a grave al ingreso (116 ± 23 vs. 130 ± 23 mg/dl; p < 0.01. Los pacientes que ingresaron con déficit neurológico moderado a grave tuvieron mejor evolución al alta y a 30 días bajo tratamiento moderado (variación de NIHSS: alta 2.1 ± 2.6 vs. 3.4 ± 3; 30 días: 3.2 ± 3 vs. 4.8 ± 3; p < 0.01. La duración de la internación fue menor con tratamiento moderado (6 ± 5 vs. 9 ± 5 días; p < 0.05. No hubo diferencias significativas en la incidencia de hipoglucemias. En conclusión, el control moderado de la glucemia en pacientes con ACVi se asoció con mejor evolución neurológica en aquellos que ingresaban con déficit neurológico moderado a grave (escala de NIH = 4, y una hospitalización más corta, sin un aumento sustancial de episodios de hipoglucemia.

  11. Costos de neumonia nosocomial en una unidad de cuidados intensivos en Cartagena, Colombia

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    Arnaldo Sanmartin-Ávila

    Full Text Available Resumen Objetivo: Estimar el exceso de costos directos de atención atribuible a la neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico en una unidad de cuidados intensivos de adultos en la ciudad de Cartagena durante los años 2009 al 2014. Material y Método: Se plantea un estudio de evaluación económica parcial centrado en el análisis de costos directos de atención contrastando los escenarios de neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico versus los escenarios sin neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico. La población de estudio la constituye 23 pacientes con neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico. Del mismo modo, se tomaron 46 controles. La información correspondiente a los costos directos se obtuvo a través del departamento de costos de la institución hospitalaria. Se estimó la razón de costos que permite establecer el exceso de costo atribuible a la enfermedad nosocomial. Resultados: La estancia promedio en los casos fue de 47 días mientras que en los controles fue de 9 días. El costo promedio de un caso de neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico fue de US$ 44.354 mientras que el de un control fue de US$ 5.037. Discusión: El exceso de costo promedio total así como el incurrido en antibióticos y en estancia resultan ser mucho más altos que los encontrados en otros estudios realizados. Conclusiones: Un caso de neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico cuesta 10 veces más con respecto a los medicamentos y 8 veces más con relación a exámenes de laboratorio se insumos. La estancia resulta ser 6,6 veces más costosa que cuando no se presenta esta patología. El costo que se asume en antibióticos es 7,8 veces más alto. Los casos de neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico cuestan en promedio 8,8 veces más que los controles.

  12. Imunidade passiva, ingestão de colostro e mortalidade em cabritos Moxotó criados em sistemas extensivo e intensivo Passive immunity, colostrum ingestion, and mortality of Moxotó kids raised under extensive and intensive breeding systems

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    C.M. Soares

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Dosou-se a proteína sérica total para avaliar a aquisição de imunidade passiva em cabritos Moxotó. Para tal, formaram-se quatro grupos experimentais, sendo dois sistemas de criação, extensivo e intensivo, e dois manejos de colostro, ingestão natural e artificial. Tanto no sistema intensivo quanto no extensivo, os teores de proteína no soro foram significativamente mais altos nos animais com ingestão natural de colostro, 7,11±0,2g/dL, do que nos com ingestão artificial, 6,35±0,17g/dL. Independentemente da forma de ingestão de colostro, os cabritos do sistema intensivo tiveram teores de proteína sérica total, 7,21±0,19g/dL, mais elevados que os do sistema extensivo, 6,25±0,18g/dL, no entanto a imunidade passiva foi satisfatória nos dois grupos de animais. Ocorreu alta mortalidade de crias no sistema extensivo, 37%, devido ao complexo hipotermia/inanição em decorrência dos baixos níveis de colostro ingeridos. No sistema intensivo de criação não ocorreu mortalidade de cabritos. A produção de colostro das cabras criadas intensivamente, 163,5±14,71mL, foi mais alta que das cabras criadas extensivamente, 53,75±19,12mL. O peso total dos cabritos foi semelhante nos dois sistemas de criação, 2881±252,78g no sistema extensivo, e 2297±194,59g no sistema intensivo. Conclui-se que a ingestão de colostro nos dois sistemas de produção permitiu adequada aquisição de imunidade em cabritos, porém o sistema extensivo determinou severa deficiência nutricional nas mães, com baixa produção de colostro e graves perdas de neonatos.The acquisition of passive immunity in Moxotó kids was determined by dosages of total serum proteins. Four experimental groups were formed in two breeding systems - extensive and intensive - and two managements of colostrum intake - suckling from the mother or supplying in bottles. In both breeding systems, the serum protein levels were significantly higher in kids with natural ingestion of

  13. EFECTO DEL SISTEMA DE PRODUCCION, DE LA EPOCA DE NACIMIENTO Y DEL SEXO SOBRE LA MORTALIDAD NEONATAL DE CORDEROS PELIBUEY

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    Rafael Julio Macedo Barragán

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio en Tecomán, Colima, México con el objetivo de determinar la influencia del sistema de producción (intensivo, extensivo, de la época del año (lluvias, secas y del sexo (macho, hembra sobre la mortalidad neonatal de corderos Pelibuey. En ambos sistemas productivos se registró la causa de muerte, el sexo de la cría y la época del año durante la cual ocurrió y se determinaron los factores de riesgo de mortalidad neonatal por medio de Regresión Logística. Adicionalmente se determinó la prevalencia por causas mortalidad para las variables sistema de producción, época del año y sexo, mismos que fueron comparados por medio de pruebas Z para proporciones. La tasa de mortalidad en el sistema extensivo fue del 30.96% mientras que en el intensivo fue 4.61%. La principal causa de mortalidad fue el síndrome de inanición-exposición con una prevalencia del 20.36 y del 3.41% en el sistema extensivo e intensivo respectivamente con una baja prevalencia de pérdidas por enfermedades infecciosas. Los corderos nacidos en el sistema de producción extensivo presentaron 9.75 veces más probabilidades de morir antes del destete que aquellos nacidos en un sistema intensivo, mientras que los corderos nacidos en la época de secas y los machos tuvieron un 0.69 y un 0.68 más posibilidades de morir que aquellos nacidos durante la época de lluvias y las hembras respectivamente. No se observó efecto entre sexos o entre época del año sobre las distintas causas de mortalidad en ninguno de los dos sistemas de producción estudiados.

  14. La unidad de cuidado intensivo, un lugar para quedarse solo The Intensive Care Unit, a place to be alone

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    Óscar Alberto Beltrán Salazar

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir el significado que tiene la experiencia de estar hospitalizado en una Unidad de Cuidado Intensivo. Metodología: estudio con enfoque fenomenológico, realizado en Medellín, Colombia, entre los meses de abril y octubre de 2006. Incluyó 9 personas adultas entre 24 y 80 años de edad que estuvieron críticamente enfermas y hospitalizadas. La entrevista en profundidad y la observación no participante fueron las técnicas de recolección de la información. Los datos se analizaron según el esquema propuesto por Cohen, Kahan y Steeves. Resultados y discusión: la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos es un lugar de soledad, frialdad, olores especiales y silencio, donde las palabras eran "ausentes", "no entendidos", "no deben oírse", "no pronunciadas" y "agradables". La comunicación no siempre era adecuada y la compañía la brindaban otras personas enfermas; además, los pacientes tenían un papel secundario frente a la tecnología y era necesario ser "buen paciente". Conclusión: la hospitalización en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos significa estar solo, aislado de la familia y rodeado de otros pacientes y del equipo de salud, cuya compañía, a veces, no es suficiente y en ocasiones contribuye al sufrimiento.Objective: to describe the patients meaning of the experience of being hospitalized in an ICU. Methodology: research study with phenomenological focus of nine mature people between 24 and 80 years of age who were critically sick and hospitalized in an ICU. The in- depth interview and non participant observation were the techniques for gathering information. The data were analyzed according to the outline proposed by Cohen, Kahan and Steeves. The study was carried out in Medellín, Colombia from April to October, 2006. Results and discussion: the ICU is a place for loneliness, cold, special odor and silence where words were "absent", "incomprehensible", "not for hearing", "not pronounced" and "agreeable". The communication was

  15. El impacto social en las evaluaciones de impacto ambienta: su conceptualización y práctica

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    Mercedes Pardo

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    Análisis del impacto social de las obras públicas es parte integrante de las evaluaciones de impacto ambiental (eia) en España. En este artículo se analiza el impacto a través de la investigación de las declaraciones oficiales de impacto ambiental y situándolas en un marco más amplio relativo de conceptualización del impacto social que se hace en la legislación aplicable, en las guías metodológicas de análisis para este campo y en los estudios de impacto ambiental concretos. se concluye con u...

  16. El impacto social en las evaluaciones de impacto ambienta: su conceptualización y práctica

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    Mercedes Pardo

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available Análisis del impacto social de las obras públicas es parte integrante de las evaluaciones de impacto ambiental (eia en España. En este artículo se analiza el impacto a través de la investigación de las declaraciones oficiales de impacto ambiental y situándolas en un marco más amplio relativo de conceptualización del impacto social que se hace en la legislación aplicable, en las guías metodológicas de análisis para este campo y en los estudios de impacto ambiental concretos. se concluye con unas propuestas de integración de la participación pública en las diferentes fases de evaluación ambiental con objeto de su incorporación en el procedimiento administrativo legal de las eia.

  17. El impacto social en las evaluaciones de impacto ambiental: su conceptualización y práctica

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    Pardo Buendía, Mercedes

    1994-01-01

    El análisis del impacto social de las obras públicas es parte integrante de las Evaluaciones de Impacto Ambiental (EIA) en España. En este artículo se analiza el impacto social a través de la investigación de las Declaraciones oficiales de Impacto Ambiental y situándolas en un marco más amplio relativo al tipo de conceptualización del impacto social que se hace en la legislación aplicable, en las guías metodológicas de análisis para este campo y en los estudios de impacto ambiental concretos....

  18. Nutrição em Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos -Parte II

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    Cecília Mendonça

    1996-07-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Nesta parte II do artigo “Nutrição em Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos” os autores privilegiam a via entérica para administração de nutrientes a doentes com um aparelho gastrointestinal funcionante. Refere-se quando e como iniciar a administração entérica e as contraindicações associadas à sua utilização, as sondas utilizadas e as técnicas de colocação. Quando a administração entérica está indicada por períodos prolongados pode ser importante discutir as vaotagens da efectivação de gastrostomia ou enterostomia.A colocação indevida das sondas na árvore traqueo-brônquica, a aspiração e a diarreia são as principais complicações da administração entérica.A administração entérica pode ser realizada de forma intermitente ou contínua. O resíduo gástrico deve ser avaliado regularmente e, se houver necessidade, pode recorrer-se à utilização de procinéticos.São discutidas fórmulas especiais de administração entérica dirigidas nomeadamente aos doentes com DPOC, Insuficiência Renal e Diabetes. É focada a problemática da realimentação e sobrealimentação.Finalmente são tratadas as indicações e controlo da alimentação parentérica. SUMMARY: In the second part of “Nutrition in Intensive Care Unit” the authors emphasise the importance of enteric route for the administration of nutrients to patients with a normal condition of the gastroinstestinal tract. The rules for when and how initiate the enteric feeding and the associate contra indications, as well as the utilised catheters and techniques of implementation, are expressed in this article. When the enteric feeding is indicated for a long period of time, the advantages of gastrostomy or enterostomy, should be considered.The incorrect positioning of the feeding catheter in tracheobronchial tree

  19. Descripción de los sistemas intensivos de engorda de corderos en Yucatán, México

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    Germani Adrián Muñoz-Osorio

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue describir los sistemas intensivos de engorda de corderos en el Estado de Yucatán, México. El estudio se desarrolló de marzo a junio de 2013. Se aplicó una encuesta a productores o responsables de 34 granjas, seleccionadas por conveniencia. La información fue analizada a través de tablas de frecuencias, medidas de tendencia central y análisis de varianza obtenidos con el paquete estadístico STATGRAPHICS® Centurion XV. Los resultados mostraron que los sistemas intensivos de engorda de corderos se diferencian básicamente por dos tipos de alojamiento: a corrales a nivel del suelo (SICS y b corrales elevados con piso de rejilla (SICE. Los genotipos están formados por la cruza de razas Pelibuey, Dorper y Katahdin, principalmente (93.94 %. La alimentación se basa en la utilización de concentrados de marcas comerciales (47.06 %, elaborados en la granja (47.06 % y elaborados por proveedores informales (5.88 %. El manejo sanitario consiste en la vacunación (79.41 % y desparasitación de los animales (100 %. Se encontró, un mejor comportamiento productivo de los corderos de engorda en SICE comparado con aquellos de SICS. La venta de corderos en pie (91.18 % es la principal fuente de ingresos económicos, con un precio de $29.75/kg. La mayoría de los productores (67.65 % comercializan a sus animales en la unidad de producción. Es necesario hacer una evaluación prospectiva de los SICE y los SICS desde el punto de vista productivo y económico.

  20. Neonatal Tele-Homecare

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    Holm, Kristina Garne

    Neonatal homecare (NH) implies that parents manage tube feeding and care of their preterm infant at home supported by home visits from neonatal nurses, to monitor infant growth and the well-being of the family. Home visits are costly and time consuming in rural areas. The overall aim of this study...

  1. MRI of neonatal encephalopathy

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    Khong, P.L.; Lam, B.C.C.; Tung, H.K.S.; Wong, V.; Chan, F.L.; Ooi, G.C.

    2003-01-01

    We present the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in neonatal encephalopathy, including hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, perinatal/neonatal stroke, metabolic encephalopathy from inborn errors of metabolism, congenital central nervous system infections and birth trauma. The applications of advanced MRI techniques, such as diffusion-weighted imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy are emphasized

  2. NEONATAL TOBACCO SYNDROME

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    R.A.Kireev

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the research is to study neonatal adaptation in new-born children from the tobacco abused mothers. A comparative analysis of clinical and neuroendochnal status and lipid metabolism in new-born children from smoking and non-smoking mothers was carried out Neonatal adaptation disorders were revealed in new-born children from the smoking mothers.

  3. EVALUACION DEL IMPACTO AMBIENTAL EN OBRAS VIALES

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    Wilfredo Martínez D.

    2014-01-01

    El presente artículo es escrito, con el propósito de proporcionar elementos técnicos que contribuyan para orientar a los equipos de trabajo multidisciplinario, en valorar objetivamente los impactos ambientales provocados por la construcción de obras civiles y que suscitan el interés del dominio público y profesionales en la materia. Para ello hemos contado con la experiencia acumulada en instituciones gubernamentales y de índole privado y con nuestra experiencia profesional, en la construcció...

  4. O seguimento da saúde da criança pré-termo e de baixo peso egressa da terapia intensiva neonatal

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    Cláudia Silveira Viera

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es describir cómo ocurre el cuidado del niño prematuro y de bajo peso después de ser dado de alta de la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal, en lo que se refiere a su seguimiento y el de su familia en el hogar. Es un estudio descriptivo, con abordaje hermenéutico y comprensión de los datos a partir del análisis temático. La investigación se realizó en la ciudad de Cascavel-PR, con seis familias cuyos hijos fueron dados de alta de la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal, siendo acompañados por medio de visitas domiciliarias en los tres primeros meses después de haber sido dados de alta. Los relatos señalan aspectos del cuidado del niño en el hogar y las experiencias con los servicios de salud en la atención basica y especializada. Las familias mostraron su itinerario en los servicios de salud disponibles, en busca de la continuidad del cuidado del niño después de ser dado de alta. Ese itinerario se caracterizó por barreras de acceso, vínculo frágil y vulnerabilidad institucional, produciendo inseguridad, insatisfacción y falta de afecto en el seguimiento del niño.

  5. IMPACTOS AMBIENTAIS NA PRODUÇÃO DO ETANOL BRASILEIRO: UMA BREVE DISCUSSÃO DO CAMPO À INDÚSTRIA

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    Lilian Pugliese

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo compilar e apresentar conjuntamente os principais impactos ambientais causados pela produção agrícola e industrial da produção de etanol, assim como apontar medidas de mitigação que têm sido apresentadas na literatura. O delineamento do estudo foi realizado pela análise qualitativa do material obtido em revisão bibliográfica. Durante a produção agrícola, os principais impactos ambientais encontrados foram a compactação dos solos por tratores e implementos agrícolas, a contaminação de corpos d’água e solos pelo uso intensivo de fertilizantes e agrotóxicos, aplicação não controlada de vinhaça, torta de filtro ou escórias de siderurgia e poluição do ar por queimadas da palha da cana-de-açúcar. Durante a produção industrial, os principais impactos ambientais apontados relacionam-se com a poluição de ar proveniente da queima do bagaço e palhada excedente para geração de energia elétrica e cinzas dessa queima, com o descarte inadequados da água de lavagem da cana e de equipamentos, das águas residuais de condensadores e multijatos e das águas residuais domésticas. As discussões apresentadas demonstram que a produção de etanol pode gerar impactos desconhecidos pela maior parte da população, tanto na produção agrícola, quanto na produção industrial, podendo ocasionar poluição atmosférica e dos recursos hídricos. Medidas de mitigação, como biodegradação da vinhaça e produção de gases para geração de energia, diminuição do consumo e reúso da água, também são apontadas.

  6. EVALUACION DEL IMPACTO AMBIENTAL EN OBRAS VIALES

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    Wilfredo Martínez D.

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es escrito, con el propósito de proporcionar elementos técnicos que contribuyan para orientar a los equipos de trabajo multidisciplinario, en valorar objetivamente los impactos ambientales provocados por la construcción de obras civiles y que suscitan el interés del dominio público y profesionales en la materia. Para ello hemos contado con la experiencia acumulada en instituciones gubernamentales y de índole privado y con nuestra experiencia profesional, en la construcción de obras civiles. El contenido del mismo, toma en cuenta varios criterios de especialistas en la materia y recursos disponibles; con ética y rigurosidad técnica. El objetivo de la evaluación de impactos ambientales, es predecir sobre la marcha y a futuro, estados alternativos de recursos y ambiente; convencidos que el cuido de la naturaleza puede convocar la voluntad de todas las partes y lograr trabajar armoniosamente, por la construcción de un futuro con desarrollo sostenible para nuestra nación y generaciones posteriores; satisfaciendo las necesidades del presente, sin poner en riesgo los recursos del futuro.

  7. Riesgo neurológico en el niño de mediano riesgo neonatal

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    Agustina Vericat

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: los neonatos de mediano riesgo suelen presentar alteraciones del neurodesarrollo, sutiles o inaparentes, que pueden evidenciarse a mediano y a largo plazos; es por ello que se les considera niños de riesgo neurológico. La identificación de los factores de riesgo asociados con los problemas del neurodesarrollo es un primer paso para prevenir o reducir sus efectos. OBJETIVO: con esta revisión cualitativa de la literatura especializada pretendemos describir las características de un grupo de neonatos denominados colectivamente recién nacidos de mediano riesgo neonatal y que, al nacer, no presentan compromiso evidente del desarrollo neurológico. Indagamos, también sobre los factores etiológicos asociados con esta condición. MATERIALES Y MÉTODOS: realizamos una búsqueda bibliográfica en las bases Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO, Literatura Latinoamericana y del Caribe en Ciencias de la Salud (LILACS, la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de Estados Unidos de Norte América (NLM-Medline y la Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal (RedALyC centrada en factores de riesgo neurológico. RESULTADOS: el incremento de los controles prenatales, la reducción de los nacimientos pretérmino y del parto por cesárea son factores relevantes para el óptimo neurodesarrollo. Luego del parto es necesario extremar los cuidados del neonato en las Unidades de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal controlando cuadros tales como la hiperbilirrubinemia, la sepsis neonatal y la dificultad respiratoria, asociados con alteraciones del desarrollo en los neonatos de mediano riesgo. CONCLUSIONES: las intervenciones para evitar o reducir el riesgo neurológico en los neonatos de mediano riesgo deben establecerse desde el inicio de la gestación y continuar durante toda la permanencia en las Unidades de Cuidado Intensivo Neonatal.

  8. A moralidade da alocação de recursos no cuidado de idosos no centro de tratamento intensivo The morality of allocating resources to the elderly care in intensive care unit

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    Edna Estelita Costa Freitas

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O mundo está envelhecendo. No Brasil e em vários outros países do mundo, mudanças na composição etária da população vêm acompanhadas por um aumento da demanda por tipos de assistência à saúde cujo custo é elevado. Atualmente, alguns conflitos morais são decorrentes da alocação dos recursos públicos em saúde, pois a magnitude das desigualdades sociais e os recursos escassos impõem que as prioridades da gestão pública se fundamentem no conhecimento da situação de saúde e do impacto de políticas, programas, projetos e ações sobre a saúde. Nesse contexto, a medicina intensiva, os gestores e os médicos em terapia intensiva estão sujeitos a conflitos morais, principalmente quanto à justa microalocação de recursos para os idosos no centro de tratamento intensivo. Este trabalho procura rever a situação destes conflitos à luz das ferramentas da bioética.The world is aging. In Brazil, and in several other countries in the world, changes in population's age composition have been accompanied by an increase in demand for types of health care whose cost is high. Actually, some moral conflicts are arising from allocation of public resources for health, because the magnitude of social inequalities in health and limited resources require that priorities for public management are based on knowledge of the health situation and the impact of policies, programs, projects and actions on health. In this context, the intensive medicine, managers and physicians in intensive care are subject to moral conflicts, especially at the fair micro allocation resources for the elderly in the intensive care unit level. This paper attempts to review the situation of conflicts in the light of the tools of bioethics.

  9. Comentarios a la nueva Ley Nº 14.867 que regula el engorde intensivo a corral de bovinos y bubalinos en la provincia de Buenos Aires

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    A fines de enero de este año 2017, entró en vigencia la Ley N° 14.867 que regula la actividad de engorde intensivo a corral de bovinos y bubalinos en la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Con este comentario se pretende evaluar las ventajas y desventajas de contar con éste nuevo régimen, considerando la normativa agroambiental marco, la posición de la doctrina y la jurisprudencia bonaerense vigente en la materia.

  10. Correction of Neonatal Hypovolemia

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    V. V. Moskalev

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to evaluate the efficiency of hydroxyethyl starch solution (6% refortane, Berlin-Chemie versus fresh frozen plasma used to correct neonatal hypovolemia.Materials and methods. In 12 neonatal infants with hypoco-agulation, hypovolemia was corrected with fresh frozen plasma (10 ml/kg body weight. In 13 neonates, it was corrected with 6% refortane infusion in a dose of 10 ml/kg. Doppler echocardiography was used to study central hemodynamic parameters and Doppler study was employed to examine regional blood flow in the anterior cerebral and renal arteries.Results. Infusion of 6% refortane and fresh frozen plasma at a rate of 10 ml/hour during an hour was found to normalize the parameters of central hemodynamics and regional blood flow.Conclusion. Comparative analysis of the findings suggests that 6% refortane is the drug of choice in correcting neonatal hypovolemia. Fresh frozen plasma should be infused in hemostatic disorders. 

  11. Neonatal abstinence syndrome

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    ... in a newborn who was exposed to addictive opiate drugs while in the mother’s womb. Causes Neonatal ... Increased muscle tone Irritability Poor feeding Rapid breathing Seizures Sleep problems Slow weight gain Stuffy nose, sneezing ...

  12. Neonatal mortality in Utah.

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    Woolley, F R; Schuman, K L; Lyon, J L

    1982-09-01

    A cohort study of neonatal mortality (N = 106) in white singleton births (N = 14,486) in Utah for January-June 1975 was conducted. Using membership and activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) as a proxy for parental health practices, i.e., tobacco and alcohol abstinence, differential neonatal mortality rates were calculated. The influence of potential confounding factors was evaluated. Low activity LDS members were found to have an excess risk of neonatal death five times greater than high activity LDS, with an upper bound of a two-sided 95% confidence interval of 7.9. The data consistently indicate a lower neonatal mortality rate for active LDS members. Non-LDS were found to have a lower rate than either medium or low activity LDS.

  13. Neonatal pain management

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    Tarun Bhalla

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The past 2-3 decades have seen dramatic changes in the approach to pain management in the neonate. These practices started with refuting previously held misconceptions regarding nociception in preterm infants. Although neonates were initially thought to have limited response to painful stimuli, it was demonstrated that the developmental immaturity of the central nervous system makes the neonate more likely to feel pain. It was further demonstrated that untreated pain can have long-lasting physiologic and neurodevelopmental consequences. These concerns have resulted in a significant emphasis on improving and optimizing the techniques of analgesia for neonates and infants. The following article will review techniques for pain assessment, prevention, and treatment in this population with a specific focus on acute pain related to medical and surgical conditions.

  14. Hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal agravada Aggravated neonatal hyperbilirubinemia

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    Ana Campo González

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. La mayoría de las veces la ictericia en el recién nacido es un hecho fisiológico, causado por una hiperbilirrubinemia de predominio indirecto, secundario a inmadurez hepática e hiperproducción de bilirrubina. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el comportamiento de la hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal en el Hospital Docente Ginecoobstétrico de Guanabacoa en los años 2007 a 2009. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo de 173 recién nacidos que ingresaron al Departamento de Neonatología con diagnóstico de hiperbilirrubinemia agravada. RESULTADOS. La incidencia de hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal agravada fue del 3,67 % y predominó en hermanos con antecedentes de ictericia (56,65 %. El tiempo de aparición fue de 48 a 72 h (76,87 % y entre los factores agravantes se hallaron el nacimiento pretérmino y el bajo peso al nacer. La mayoría de los pacientes fueron tratados con luminoterapia (90,17 %. CONCLUSIÓN. La hiperbilirrubinemia neonatal agravada constituye un problema de salud. Los factores agravantes son la prematuridad y el bajo peso al nacer. La luminoterapia es una medida terapéutica eficaz para su tratamiento.INTRODUCTION. Most of times jaundice in newborn is a physiological fact due to hyperbilirubinemia of indirect predominance, secondary to liver immaturity and to bilirubin hyperproduction. The aim of present of present study was to determine the behavior of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in the Gynecology and Obstetrics Teaching Hospital of Guanabacoa municipality from 2007 to 2009. METHODS. A retrospective and descriptive study was conducted in 173 newborn patients admitted in the Neonatology Department diagnosed with severe hyperbilirubinemia. RESULTS. The incidence of severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia was of 3,67% with predominance in brothers with a history of jaundice (56,65%. The time of appearance was of 48 to 72 hrs (76,87% and among the aggravating factors were the preterm birth and

  15. Neonatal orbital abscess

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    Khalil M Al-Salem

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Orbital complications due to ethmoiditis are rare in neonates. A case of orbital abscess due to acute ethmoiditis in a 28-day-old girl is presented. A Successful outcome was achieved following antimicrobial therapy alone; spontaneous drainage of the abscess occurred from the lower lid without the need for surgery. From this case report, we intend to emphasize on eyelid retraction as a sign of neonatal orbital abscess, and to review all the available literature of similar cases.

  16. Morbidade respiratória no primeiro ano de vida de prematuros egressos de uma unidade pública de tratamento intensivo neonatal

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    Mello,Rosane R. de; Dutra,Maria Virgínia P.; Lopes,José Maria de A.

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    OBJETIVO: Verificar a incidência de morbidade respiratória no primeiro ano de vida de prematuros de muito baixo peso e verificar se existe diferença na incidência de morbidade respiratória no primeiro ano de vida segundo os fatores de risco neonatais. MÉTODOS: O desenho foi de coorte prospectivo. Foram estudados neonatos com peso de nascimento inferior a 1.500 g e idade gestacional inferior a 34 semanas nascidos entre 1998 e 2000. As crianças foram acompanhadas mensalmente no Ambulatório de S...

  17. Reacciones adversas por antibióticos en una unidad de cuidado intensivo pediátrico y neonatal de Bogotá

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    Alvaro Vallejos

    2007-03-01

    Conclusiones. La proporción de reacciones adversas fue de 43,7%. El 55,6% de los antibióticos ocasionó reacciones adversas. Es necesario un programa de farmacovigilancia institucional coordinado por médicos fármacólogos o químicos farmacéuticos.

  18. Complicaciones del trauma craneoencefálico severo en la unidad de cuidados intensivos pediátricos

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    Andrés Andrés Matos

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el trauma craneoencefálico severo es responsable de serias complicaciones médicas que exacerban la lesión cerebral secundaria, y frecuentemente son la causa de muerte. Ojetivo: conocer las particularidades de las complicaciones médicas en pacientes con trauma craneoencefálico severo en la unidad de cuidados intensivos del hospital pediátrico "Octavio de la Concepción y de la Pedraja" durante los años comprendidos entre 2007-2009. Métodos: estudio descriptivo en pacientes con trauma craneoencefálico, durante el período comprendido entre los años 2007-2009, para analizar las complicaciones que influyeron en su evolución clínica. Resultados: la edad más representada fue la comprendida entre los 11-15 años (56,90 %; los pacientes incluidos en el grupo de 1-5 años resultaron más vulnerables a las complicaciones médicas. Las fracturas inestables (62,96 %, la rotura de vísceras macizas (51,85 % y la insuficiencia respiratoria (44,44 % fueron las manifestaciones clínicas más evidentes al momento del ingreso. En la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos las complicaciones médicas frecuentes resultaron ser los trastornos hidroelectrolíticos (94,28 % y la desnutrición (77,14 %. La hiperglicemia y el distrés respiratorio se relacionaron de manera significativa con la mortalidad. El 92,59 % de los fallecidos sumaron 3 puntos en la escala de Glasgow. La ventilación mecánica fue independiente de las complicaciones médicas. Conclusiones: los traumas de cráneo severos son la base para el desarrollo de varias y graves complicaciones que plantean muchos problemas en la práctica médica.

  19. Prácticas de destete ventilatorio en las unidades de cuidado intensivo de la ciudad de Cali

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    Vilma Muñoz

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El destete temprano de la ventilación mecánica es uno de los objetivos primordiales en el manejo del paciente crítico. Existen diversas técnicas y parámetros de medida para realizarlo. El objetivo de esta investigación fue describir las prácticas del destete ventilatorio en unidades de cuidado intensivo adulto en la ciudad de Cali. Métodos: Una encuesta de 32 preguntas; algunas de múltiple escogencia, que evaluaron las prácticas del destete, fue distribuida entre los fisioterapeutas y terapeutas respiratorios que trabajaban en unidades de cuidado intensivo, para ser respondida de forma anónima. Resultados: La estrategia más frecuente para el registro de parámetros fue la combinación de presión positiva continua con presión de soporte (78%, con gran variabilidad en los niveles de presión, siendo el rango más frecuente de 6 a 8cmH2O. Los parámetros de destete más registrados fueron: el volumen corriente (92,6%, la frecuencia respiratoria (93,3% y la saturación de oxígeno (90,4%. El tiempo de espera más frecuente para el registro de los parámetros fue >15 minutos (40%. Las medidas se realizaron preferentemente con el display del ventilador. Conclusion: Existe una gran variabilidad sobre los métodos y la medición de los parámetros de destete ventilatorio. El método más utilizado fue presión positiva continua en la vía aérea más presión de soporte y los parámetros de destete más usados fueron la medición del volumen corriente y la frecuencia respiratoria.

  20. Cerrando la brecha entre los cuidados paliativos y los cuidados intensivos Bringing the GAP between palliative care and intensive care

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    María Gálvez González

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available El envejecimiento de la población ha traído consigo un cambio en el tipo de enfermedades subyacentes que padecen los usuarios de los servicios sanitarios, y ha elevado sustancialmente la tasa de mortalidad de los servicios de medicina intensiva de los países desarrollados. Esta circunstancia ha incentivado la inclusión de herramientas típicas de la medicina paliativa (centrada en el confort del paciente en las unidades de cuidados intensivos (centradas en la curación. La inclusión de estas herramientas no está resultando tarea fácil, puesto que al imperativo tecnológico dominante en este tipo de unidades, se le suman los condicionamientos sociales y culturales de la época moderna. En este artículo se presenta la perspectiva fenomenológica de la muerte en la unidad de cuidados intensivos, vista por una enfermera con experiencia en el campo de la medicina paliativa. En su narración se entrecruzan las creencias, vivencias y sentimientos que estas dos disciplinas han suscitado en la informante.The ageing of the population has introduced a change in the type of underlying diseases of the clients of the health services, and has increased substantially the mortality rate in the units of intensive care in the developed countries. This event has increased the need of including tools and specific care of palliative medicine (cantered in providing patient comfort in the intensive care units (which were aimed to heal. The incorporation of these tools is not turning out to be an easy as this area has been very technological, and now a days has to take into account the modern, cultural and social changes. This article presents the phenomenological perspective of death in the intensive care units, as seen by a nurse with experience in palliative care. In her story we can see the beliefs, feelings and experiences that these two disciplines have awoken in this informer.

  1. Impacto de las inversiones en TI en la eficiencia de los bancos argentinos Impacto dos investimentos em TI na eficiência dos bancos argentinos Impact of IT investments on efficiency in Argentinean banks

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    Ángel Agustín Argañaraz

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Las tecnologías de información (TI constituyen en la actualidad una herramienta fundamental para el logro de ventajas competitivas en un contexto sumamente cambiante. Resulta relevante conocer el impacto de su utilización sobre el desempeño de las organizaciones, en particular en sectores como el bancario, que realizan un uso intensivo de información. En el presente trabajo se desarrolla un modelo que posibilita evaluar el impacto de las inversiones en TI sobre la eficiencia de las entidades bancarias. Se utilizó la técnica Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA como herramienta de medición de la eficiencia de acuerdo al modelo elaborado sobre la información obtenida de los estados contables de entidades bancarias de la República Argentina. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que los bancos alcanzaron un buen nivel de eficiencia global. Se encontró que los más eficientes son las sucursales de entidades financieras del exterior y los bancos locales de capital extranjero.A tecnologia da informação (TI é hoje uma ferramenta fundamental para alcançar vantagens competitivas em um ambiente altamente mutável. É importante conhecer o impacto de sua utilização no desempenho das organizações, especialmente em setores como o bancário, que faz uso extensivo de informações. Neste trabalho, desenvolve-se um modelo que permite avaliar o impacto dos investimentos em TI na eficiência dos bancos. Utilizou-se a técnica Análise Envoltória de Dados (Data Envelopment Analysis - DEA como ferramenta para medir a eficiência de acordo com o modelo elaborado com informações obtidas de demonstrações financeiras de bancos na Argentina. Os resultados mostraram que os bancos atingiram um bom nível de eficiência global. Verificou-se que os mais eficientes são os ramos de instituições financeiras estrangeiras e bancos locais com capital estrangeiro.Information Technology (IT represents an essential tool in the achievement of competitive

  2. El primer encuentro del padre con el bebé prematuro en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales

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    Fernanda Martins Castro

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir el primer encuentro del padre con el hijo en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (UCIN y analizar el significado de este momento en la perspectiva de los padres. Método: estudio cualitativo, con ocho padres de niños prematuros, a través de entrevistas semi-estructuradas. Los datos se analizaron a través del análisis temático. Resultados: Surgieron tres núcleos temáticos: "primer encuentro con hijo prematuro: sentimientos paternales y emociones", "construcción de la relación entre los profesionales y los padres de los recién nacidos a partir del primer encuentro" y reconocimiento de la paternidad en el contexto de la UCIN. Conclusión: El primer encuentro del padre con su hijo en la UCIN provoca sentimientos y sorpresa, dolor, incertidumbre, alegría y esperanza. El equipo de salud debe estar preparado para brindar apoyo emocional, información y establecer una comunicación efectiva desde la primera visita.

  3. Adoecimento e finitude: considerações sobre a abordagem interdisciplinar no Centro de Tratamento Intensivo oncológico

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    Luciana da Silva Alcantara

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O adoecimento por câncer, que envolve sobremaneira tratamento invasivo e mutilador, traz repercussões na vida dos sujeitos, remontando a um imaginário de associação à dor, limitações e receio da morte, o que demanda a participação do familiar ou responsável pelo paciente durante o tratamento. O atendimento aos familiares ou responsáveis pelo paciente é um importante conteúdo da avaliação do cuidado nas instituições de saúde, enquanto aspecto integrante do processo de humanização da assistência e que requer dos profissionais a capacitação para identificar e atender suas necessidades. Diante do exposto, o presente estudo tem como objetivo trazer à tona algumas considerações sobre o trabalho interdisciplinar no acolhimento à família dos pacientes do Centro de Tratamento Intensivo adulto do Hospital do Câncer I, enquanto proposta eficiente no que tange ao atendimento de tais necessidades de informação clínica, orientação e suporte social, clínico e/ou psicológico.

  4. Infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos de un hospital nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Omayra Chincha

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de describir la incidencia de infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia se realizó un estudio observacional retrospectivo utilizando datos de la Oficina de Epidemiología y Salud Ambiental durante los años 2010 al 2012. Se notificó un total de 222 infecciones intrahospitalarias, la UCI de Medicina tuvo la incidencia por 1000 días de uso del dispositivo más alta para neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico (28,6; infección del torrente sanguíneo asociado a catéter venoso central (11,9, e infección del tracto urinario asociado a catéter (8,1. Los principales agentes infecciosos aislados fueron Pseudomona sp. (32,3% en la UCI de emergencia, Staphylococcus coagulasa negativo(36% en la UCI de medicina y Candida sp (69,2% en la UCI de cirugía. Las tasas de infecciones asociadas a dispositivos invasivos se reportaron altas semejantes a otros hospitales nacionales con limitados recursos e infraestructura

  5. Infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos de un hospital nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Omayra Chincha

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de describir la incidencia de infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia se realizó un estudio observacional retrospectivo utilizando datos de la Oficina de Epidemiología y Salud Ambiental durante los años 2010 al 2012. Se notificó un total de 222 infecciones intrahospitalarias, la UCI de Medicina tuvo la incidencia por 1000 días de uso del dispositivo más alta para neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico (28,6; infección del torrente sanguíneo asociado a catéter venoso central (11,9, e infección del tracto urinario asociado a catéter (8,1. Los principales agentes infecciosos aislados fueron Pseudomona sp. (32,3% en la UCI de emergencia, Staphylococcus coagulasa negativo(36% en la UCI de medicina y Candida sp (69,2% en la UCI de cirugía. Las tasas de infecciones asociadas a dispositivos invasivos se reportaron altas semejantes a otros hospitales nacionales con limitados recursos e infraestructura

  6. MODELADO DE PROCESOS DE TRABAJO INTENSIVOS EN CONOCIMIENTO. UNA APLICACIÓN EN LA INDUSTRIA DEL SOFTWARE CUBANA

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    Carlos Rolando Macías Gelabert

    2009-09-01

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    En este documento se propone un método general para el modelado de procesos de trabajo intensivos en conocimiento, donde se establece la necesidad de integrar los esfuerzos de mejoramiento de flujos de trabajo y del conocimiento. Se plantean criterios para la selección del proceso utilizando enfoques cualitativos, su análisis a través de la matriz de la estructura de diseño y el modelado genérico de actividades, que contribuyen a determinar la dependencia y estructuración del conocimiento en las actividades, respectivamente. Estas herramientas permiten identificar factores a considerar para la toma de decisiones de mejoramiento en dichos procesos de trabajo. El método fue aplicado en una organización cubana de la industria del software.

  7. Modificacion de conductas de riesgo biologico y profesional para la neumonia nosocomial en las unidades de cuidados intensivos

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    Rhina Maria Ramos Mejía

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los problemas que actualmente se está presentando en el ámbito hospitalario, especialmente en las Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI es la neumonía nosocomial, entendida como una infección aguda del tracto respiratorio bajo, que aparece en los enfermos que ingresan al hospital. Una de las causas de estas infecciones es atribuida a conductas inadecuadas que realiza el personal de salud al atender pacientes infectados sin los elementos adecuados. Estudios epidemiológicos realizados en las UCI indican que uno de los principales mecanismos de transmisión de los agentes patógenos es el contacto, ya sea a través de las manos o de gotitas que se forman en el aire al comunicarse, por estornudo o por la tos; otro mecanismo es a través del aire, el cual tiene especial importancia en la contaminación de elementos y aparatos de uso exclusivo para pacientes. En los programas de prevención de infecciones nosocomiales se hace necesaria la intervención del psicólogo especializado en salud, cuyo objetivo primordial es la promoción de conductas tendientes a disminuir el riesgo de infección intrahospitalaria, por medio de la modificación comportamental de los profesionales de la salud y del paciente mismo. 

  8. Impacto ambiental de una mina de mercurio abandonada

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    2016-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este Trabajo Fin de Máster es la evaluación del impacto ambiental de una explotación minera de mercurio en estado de abandono y de posible contaminación del medio ambiente. Una vez que se comprueba el elevado impacto debido al estado de abandono y a la alta contaminación, se ha elaborado una sencilla propuesta de restauración, barajado y comprando tres posibles alternativas.

  9. Transient neonatal diabetes or neonatal hyperglycaemia: A case ...

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    Transient neonatal diabetes and neonatal hyperglycaemia both present in the neonatal period with features of hyperglycaemia, dehydration and weight loss. Differentiating these conditions clinically is difficult. We describe the case of a 13 day old female whom we managed recently who could have had either condition.

  10. The value of neonatal autopsy.

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    Hickey, Leah

    2012-01-01

    Neonatal autopsy rates were in decline internationally at the end of the last century. Our objective was to assess the current value of neonatal autopsy in providing additional information to families and healthcare professionals.

  11. El impacto ambiental de campos de golf. Un caso real en Toledo

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    Sobrini, I. M.

    2001-12-01

    , incluido en un ambicioso proyecto de investigación científico-médica sobre las posibilidades terapéuticas y de integración que ofrece el golf para discapacitados medulares, con un enfoque cultural adicional de integración de los conocimientos de las tres grandes religiones monoteístas que han cohabitado históricamente en Toledo. La metodología utilizada para realizar el estudio de impacto ambiental ha sido muy particular. extrapolable a casos similares, pero no generalizable. Se basó en la comparación . entre la futura actuación que allí se llevará a cabo y el uso agrario intensivo de regadío que disfruta la finca, así como el uso urbano al que se verá sometido en un plazo no muy lejano, por su imbricación en el núcleo de Toledo. La discusión entre los diferentes impactos ambientales previsibles, a través de matrices que enfrentan los diferentes elementos del medio con las acciones previstas en el proyecto, resultó favorable a la actuación, pues la actividad proyectada se presenta menos agresiva que la actual o que la futura sin el complejo, dado su uso actual intensivo de regadío agrícola. Una adecuada gestión del agua de riego permitirá reducir el consumo desde los 99 l/s que tiene concedidos la finca hasta los 54 l/s necesarios para el campo de golf; mejorando la calidad ambiental de este tramo del Tajo. El cultivo del tapiz vegetal será menos dañino que el cultivo de regadío, pues éste lleva parejo la utilización de gran cantidad de productos químicos. Un posterior mantenimiento ecológico del complejo ayudará a economizar costes y crear conciencia ambiental entre los usuarios. La situación prevista propiciará la integración de este tramo del Tajo en el futuro entramado urbano de Toledo creando una isla verde por el cierre oeste de la que se beneficiarán todos los ciudadanos. El cambio de usos propiciará una mejora sustancial en el medio ambiente de la ciudad de Toledo, así como en otros sectores que se verán afectados

  12. Pseudomonas aeruginosa multiresistente em unidade de cuidados intensivos: desafios que procedem? Pseudomonas aeruginosa multiresistente en una unidad de cuidados intensivos: desafíos que proceden? Multi-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa among patients from an intensive care unit: persistent challenge?

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    Maria Verônica Guilherme Ferrareze

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a ocorrência de infecção hospitalar por Pseudomonas aeruginosa multiresistente em pacientes hospitalizados em uma unidade de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODO: estudo retrospectivo realizado de outubro de 2003 a setembro de 2004 em um hospital de emergências. RESULTADOS: Totalizou-se 68 portadores de bactérias multiresistentes sendo 10 (14,7% de P. aeruginosa. Destes, 8 pacientes eram do sexo masculino, as médias de idade e de internação foram respectivamente de 57 anos a média de idade, 43,7 a média de dias de internação e 7 pacientes morreram. Isolaram-se 8 cepas no sangue, cinco na urina, duas em cateteres venosos e uma no líquor, das quais sete sensíveis somente a polimixina e três ao imipenem. CONCLUSÃO: O perfil microbiológico deve ser avaliado periodicamente visto que é específico de uma unidade ou instituição, e demanda ações correlatas.OBJETIVOS: Evaluar la ocurrencia de infección hospitalaria por Pseudomonas aeruginosa multiresistente en pacientes hospitalizados en una unidad de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODO: estudio retrospectivo realizado de octubre del 2003 a setiembre del 2004 en un hospital de emergencias. RESULTADOS: Se tuvo un total de 68 portadores de bacterias multiresistentes de las cuales 10 (14,7% de P. aeruginosa. De éstos, 8 pacientes eran del sexo masculino, los promedios de edad y de internamiento fueron respectivamente de 57 años y 43,7 de días de internamiento y 7 pacientes murieron. Se aislaron 8 cepas en la sangre, cinco en la orina, dos en catéteres venosos y una en el licor, de ellas siete eran sensibles sólo a la polimixina y tres al imipenem. CONCLUSIÓN: El perfil microbiológico debe ser evaluado periódicamente dado que es específico de una unidad o institución, y demanda acciones correlatas.OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the occurrence of multi-resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa infection among patients from an Intensive Care Unit. METHODS: This retrospective study was

  13. Necessidades de familiares de pacientes internados em unidade de cuidados intensivos Necesidades de los familiares de pacientes internados en unidad de cuidados intensivos Needs of family members of patients admitted to an intensive care unit

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    Marina Rumiko Maruiti

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar as necessidades de familiares de pacientes internados em uma unidade de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODOS: Fizerem parte da amostra 39 familiares de pacientes em estado crítico de saúde. Para a coleta de dados foi utilizada uma adaptação do Critical Care Family Need Inventory. RESULTADOS: a necessidade de conhecimento/informação identificada com maior freqüência foi saber fatos concretos sobre o progresso do paciente (84,6%; a necessidade de conforto identificada com maior freqüência foi ter um toalete e um telefone próximo à sala de espera (56,4%; a necessidade de segurança identificada com maior freqüência foi ter a certeza que o paciente está recebendo o melhor tratamento (89,7%; e a necessidade de acesso ao paciente e aos profissionais da unidade com maior freqüência foi conversar com o médico todos os dias (79,5%. CONCLUSÃO: Os profissionais de enfermagem devem se preocupar em atender não apenas as necessidades dos pacientes, mas também de seus familiares.OBJETIVO: Identificar las necesidades de los familiares de pacientes internados en una unidad de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODOS: Formaron parte de la muestra 39 familiares de pacientes en estado crítico de salud. Para la recolección de datos fue utilizada una adaptación del Critical Care Family Need Inventory. RESULTADOS: La necesidad de conocimiento/información identificada con mayor frecuencia fue saber hechos concretos sobre el progreso de paciente (84,6%; la necesidad de comodidad identificada con mayor frecuencia fue tener un baño y teléfono próximo a la sala de espera (56,4%; la necesidad de seguridad registrada con mayor frecuencia fue tener la certeza de que lo patiente está recibiendo el mejor tratamiento (89,7% y la necesidad de acceso al paciente y a los profesionales de la unidad detectada con mayor frecuencia fue hablar con el médico todos los días (79,5%. CONCLUSÍON: La enfermería no debe preocuparse solamente con las

  14. Intraoperative fluid therapy in neonates

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    Differences from adults and children in physiology and anatomy of neonates inform our ... is based on energy expenditure indexed to bodyweight.2 Energy ... fragile and poorly keratinised.5 ... neonates means that very conservative fluid regimes in neonates ..... I make an estimation of insensible loss from the skin, viscera,.

  15. Ultrasonography of Neonatal Cholestasis

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    2012-06-15

    Ultrasonography (US) is as an important tool for differentiation of obstructive and non-obstructive causes of jaundice in infants and children. Beyond two weeks of age, extrahepatic biliary atresia and neonatal hepatitis are the two most common causes of persistent neonatal jaundice: differentiation of extrahepatic biliary atresia, which requires early surgical intervention, is very important. Meticulous analysis should focus on size and configuration of the gallbladder and anatomical changes of the portahepatis. In order to narrow the differential diagnosis, combined approaches using hepatic scintigraphy, MR cholangiography, and, at times, percutaneous liver biopsy are necessary. US is useful for demonstrating choledochal cyst, bile plug syndrome, and spontaneous perforation of the extrahepatic bile duct

  16. Rings in the neonate.

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    Hackett, C B

    2011-02-01

    Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is an uncommon disease of the neonate. It is believed to be caused by the transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies to the ribonucleoproteins (Ro\\/SSA, La\\/SSB or rarely U RNP) as these are almost invariably present in NLE sera. The most common clinical manifestations include cutaneous lupus lesions and congenital complete heart block. Hepatobiliary and haematologic abnormalities are reported less frequently. We describe a patient with cutaneous NLE to illustrate and raise awareness of the characteristic annular eruption of this condition. We also emphasize the need for thorough investigation for concomitant organ involvement and for maternal education regarding risk in future pregnancies.

  17. Morbimortalidad neonatal durante seis meses en un hospital regional en Ghana

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    María Caridad Corría Santos

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un trabajo descriptivo de corte transversal sobre la morbimortalidad en la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales del Hospital Regional Sunyani de Ghana, en un periodo de seis meses, desde agosto de 2009 hasta enero de 2010, con el objetivo de determinar el comportamiento de la morbimortalidad de 170 neonatos, que necesitaron de estos servicios en el periodo estudiado. Se revisaron las entidades o eventos clínicos definidos y diagnosticados al egreso, así como la cantidad de pacientes que sobrevivieron y los fallecidos. Los datos fueron obtenidos de historias clínicas y el libro de registro del referido servicio. Los resultados se presentaron en tablas y mediante el empleo de la estadística porcentual. La prematuridad estuvo presente en 89 pacientes (52%, seguido de la asfixia, en 51 (30% y de la sepsis neonatal, en 46 (27%. Fallecieron 33 neonatos (19,4% y sobrevivieron 137 (80,6%. Las entidades clínicas más frecuentes en los fallecidos fueron: prematuridad en 21 pacientes (63%, asfixia perinatal en 19 neonatos (57,6% y la sepsis en 9 (27,3%. Un paciente falleció (0,6% con diagnóstico de tétanos neonatal. La letalidad y la sobrevida se comportaron como en la generalidad de los países en vías de desarrollo

  18. Insuficiencia renal aguda en pacientes de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Hospital Regional de Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala

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    Ronald J. Ajcalon

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia renal aguda, es una condición común en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos de Adultos (UCIA y probablemente una consecuencia de la enfermedad crítica que se asocia a resultados clínicos adversos, altos costos y una mortalidad de más del 50%, sobre todo si se requiere tratamiento de reemplazo renal. El objetivo fue determinar la incidencia de insuficiencia renal aguda en pacientes ingresados a la UCIA. El estudio fue prospectivo, longitudinal, observacional, en 101 pacientes ingresados en la UCIA del Hospital Regional de Cuilapa. Se diagnosticaron 101 pacientes durante el periodo de estudio con insuficiencia renal aguda represento el 27.4% del total de pacientes internados (368 en el servicio en un año. La incidencia de mortalidad en pacientes que requieren terapia de reemplazo renal y se encuentran en ventilación mecánica es del 100%. Del total de pacientes estudiados, según la escala Akin, se encontró que el 49.5% de los pacientes correspondían a grado II, aunque el grado I también fue frecuente (29%, y que el 22 % de los pacientes correspondían a grado III. La patología que mayormente se asoció al desarrollo de insuficiencia renal aguda fue sepsis grave con un 31%, seguido de pacientes sometidos a cirugía mayor e hipovolemia con el 21 y 18% respectivamente. Se halló una incidencia aumentada de insuficiencia renal aguda comparado con estadísticas internacionales, cuya etiología fue mayormente causada por procesos sépticos.

  19. Suspiro de vida: vivencias de los pacientes de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos sometidos a soporte ventilatorio

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    Alix Bohórquez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio pretende analizar y comprender las emociones y sentimientos experimentados por el paciente sometido a vetilacion mecanica que han estado hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI, basándose en las experiencias relatadas por 3 pacientes egresados que tuvieron soporte ventilatorio invasivo. Teniendo en cuenta que el soporte ventilatorio conlleva una pérdida de independencia y control sobre la más vital de las actividades para el mantenimiento de la vida "respirar” y que al igual los tubos endotraqueales y la intubación nasal a menudo producen traumas lo cual se manifiesta en la falta de habilidad para la comunicación y la inmovilización derivada de la intubación, siendo factores estresantes para los pacientes manifestando la necesidad de redes de apoyo o mecanismos de afrontamiento que les ayudara y los acompañara a superar la crisis vivenciada; por lo que la familia y la religiosidad-espiritualidad fueron vitales. En conclusión el presente estudio mostró que los pacientes experimentaron situaciones difíciles y estresantes que les generaba tristeza, depresión, angustia, dolor e incomodidad con los procedimientos que se les realizaba o por los equipos que debían tener para suplir sus funciones vitales, pero es importante recalcar que pese a su incomodidad los pacientes expresaban la resignación como una manera de aceptación y superación frente a su situación; también expresaron la dificultad para comunicarse con las demás personas; y que gracias al apoyo de su familia y a su fe en Dios pudieron afrontar y superar la situación.

  20. CALIDAD DE LA CARNE DE BOVINOS ENGORDADOS EN UN SISTEMA SILVOPASTORIL INTENSIVO EN DOS EPOCAS DEL AÑO

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    Maria Esther Rodríguez Echevarria

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue determinar el efecto de la época del año seca (n=10 y lluvia (n=12 en la calidad de carne de bovinos engordados en un Sistema Silvopastoril intensivo (SSPi. Se evaluaron los músculos Longisimus dorsi (Ld y Semimembranosus (Sm para cuantificar: grasa intramuscular (GIM, perfil de ácidos grasos, pH, color (L*a*b*, capacidad de retención de agua (CRA, pérdida de agua por goteo (PG, humedad, proteína (PC, colágeno y sodio (Na. El efecto de época se analizó con un modelo lineal general. La GIM fue diferente (P<0.05 entre épocas. El ácido oleico tuvo mayor concentración (P<0.05 en lluvia vs seca. Los ácidos linoleico, linolénico y eicosaenoico tuvieron mayor concentración (P<0.05 en seca vs lluvia. El ácido araquidónico (ARA fue menor (P<0.05 en época de lluvia vs seca. Se concluye que los bovinos engordados con forrajes tropicales producen carne magra y porcentajes importantes de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados. En ganadería, el SSPI es una alternativa de producción sustentable por sus características es fuente de grasa saludable para la nutrición humana.

  1. Morbimortalidad de pacientes mayores de 60 años en el servicio de cuidados intensivos de un hospital general

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    Jaquelyn Poma

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la morbimortalidad de los pacientes mayores de 60 años que ingresan a la unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI de un hospital general. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Se incluyeron pacientes que ingresaron a la UCI del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia entre julio 2006 a diciembre 2009. Se recopilaron datos del archivo existente conformado por las hojas de epicrisis y las hojas de monitoreo ventilatorio y hemodinámico de la unidad. Resultados: La ocupación de camas por mayores de 60 años en UCI fue 38% comparado con 62% en menores de 60 (p=0,0001. La principal causa de ingreso a la unidad fue la insuficiencia respiratoria en 30,5%, las diez principales causas de ingreso y la intensidad del manejo fueron similares en ambos grupos. Existió más comorbilidad en adultos mayores [78,6%] que en jóvenes [54,5%] (p=0,071. La mortalidad en > 60 años fue 29%, en 80 años 31,4% (p=0,04. Conclusiones: El 38% de pacientes en UCI son mayores de 60 años y éste porcentaje disminuye a medida que aumenta la edad. Las principales causas de ingreso son similares a los del grupo menor de 60 años, pero existe mayor mortalidad en los pacientes mayores especialmente en el grupo que ingresó con enfermedad más severa

  2. Evaluación de la Calidad del Cuidado de Enfermería en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos

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    Claudia Andrea Ramírez Perdomo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue describir y correlacionar la calidad del cuidado de enfermería percibida por los pacientes en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI en una institución de IV nivel del municipio de Neiva. Estudio cuantitativo, descriptivo, correlacional y transversal. La muestra estuvo conformada por 119 usuarios hospitalizados en la UCI. El instrumento utilizado fue el EVACALEN (Evaluación de la Calidad en Enfermería elaborado por los autoras de la investigación. Para el análisis de datos se aplicaron estadísticos como: medidas de tendencia central, tablas de frecuencia, tablas generales y correlación de Pearson. Conclusiones: la categoría estructura logra una calificación mala en el 17,6% de los casos, regular en el 43,7% y buena en el 38,7%; la categoría procesos adquiere una calificación de mala en el 5% y regular en el 95%; la categoría resultados registra una calificación de mala en el 17,6%, regular en el 63% y buena en el 19,3%. La versión del cuestionario para evaluar la calidad del cuidado de enfermería consta de 44 ítems; mediante la determinación del Alfa de Cronbach del instrumento, con un valor de 0,848, confirmando así la validez y confiabilidad para medir la calidad del cuidado de enfermería.

  3. Ansiedad, depresión y malestar emocional en los profesionales sanitarios de las Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos

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    Sandra Gómez-Martínez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Los profesionales sanitarios (PS de las Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI no son inmunes a los efectos emocionales que supone enfrentarse diariamente a situaciones de sufrimiento y muerte. Los estudios sobre afectación emocional en PS se han centrado en el síndrome burnout y han presentado ansiedad y depresión como consecuencias de éste. Nuestro objetivo es evaluar los problemas de ansiedad, depresión y percepción subjetiva del estado de ánimo en profesionales de las UCIs. Los participantes fueron 117 PS de la UCI de un Hospital de la Comunidad Valenciana (España. Los análisis descriptivos muestran que entre 14.6%-20% y un 4-7% de los participantes presentan síntomas de ansiedad y de depresión respectivamente. Los análisis diferenciales, muestran diferencias en función del género en ansiedad y en función del puesto laboral en depresión. La edad y la experiencia mostraron relación con depresión y ansiedad. Además, se realizaron análisis de regresión para conocer qué variables juegan un papel más importante en la presencia de síntomas de ansiedad y depresión, Los resultados muestran que trabajar a diario en contacto con el sufrimiento y la muerte, en un ambiente con numerosas demandas, puede tener consecuencias sobre la salud mental de los profesionales.

  4. Neonatal nutrition and metabolism

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    Thureen, Patti J; Hay, William W

    2006-01-01

    ..., the volume highlights the important longterm effects of fetal and neonatal growth on health in later life. In addition, there are very practical chapters on methods and techniques for assessing nutritional status, body composition, and evaluating metabolic function. Written by an authoritative, international team of cont...

  5. Approach to neonatal sepsis

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    Shankar Narayan

    2015-01-01

    The treatment includes supportive care along with administration of appropriate antibiotics. Adjuvant treatment includes IVIG, GCSF, exchange transfusion and pentoxifylline administration. This paper aims to present an algorithmic approach to neonatal sepsis to expedite the diagnosis along with providing appropriate and adequate treatment.

  6. Fatores que tornam estressante o trabalho de médicos e enfermeiros em terapia intensiva pediátrica e neonatal: estudo de revisão bibliográfica Factors that cause stress in physicians and nurses working in a pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit: bibliographic review

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    Monalisa de Cássia Fogaça

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Revisão de literatura sobre estresse ocupacional e síndrome de burnout em médicos e enfermeiros que trabalham em unidade de terapia intensiva pediátrica e neonatal. MÉTODOS: Os artigos foram identificados a partir das bases de dados MedLine, LILACS e SciElo, usando as palavras-chave estresse, burnout, médicos, enfermagem, unidade de terapia intensiva, unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos e unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatais. O período pesquisado foi de 1990 a 2007. RESULTADOS: Médicos e enfermeiros que trabalham em unidade de terapia intensiva pediátrica e neonatal são candidatos a apresentarem estresse, alterações psicológicas e síndrome de Burnout. Pesquisas sobre o tema identificaram alterações importantes que acometem médicos e enfermeiros intensivistas: sobrecarga de trabalho, burnout, desejo de abandonar o trabalho e níveis elevados de cortisol entre outros fatores. CONCLUSÕES: Os profissionais que trabalham em unidade de terapia intensiva pediátrica e neonatal , pela especificidade do seu trabalho, estão expostos ao risco do estresse ocupacional e, conseqüentemente ao Burnout. Estes dados sugerem a necessidade de serem feitas pesquisas, com o objetivo de desenvolver medidas preventivas e modelos de intervenção.OBJECTIVES: Bibliographic review on occupational stress and burnout presence in physicians and nurses that work in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. METHODS: The articles were selected from the MedLine, LILACS and SciElo data base using the key words: stress, burnout, physicians, nursing, intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit. The studied period ranged from 1990 to 2007. RESULTS: Health professionals who work in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units are strong candidates for developing stress, psychological alterations and burnout syndrome. Researches on this subject identified important alterations suffered by these

  7. Proyecto de explotación y construcción de un cebadero en sistema Intensivo para 216 terneros en Velilla de la Sierra (Soria)

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    Borjabad Arancón, Ana Isabel

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    El presente documento corresponde al Trabajo Fin de Grado del alumno Ana Isabel Borjabad Arancón para la Titulación de GRADO EN INGENIERIAS AGRICOLA Y MEDIO RURAL. EL objeto del proyecto consiste en la realización de una explotación de ganado vacuno intensivo, denominado cebadero, incluyendo en dicha realización todas las construcciones necesarias así como el estudio y programa de manejo de la explotación. El promotor del proyecto es un agricultor de Velilla de la Sierra,...

  8. Necessidade de cuidados intensivos em maternidade pública terciária Necessity of intensive care in a tertiary public maternity hospital

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    Marcello Braga Viggiano; Mauricio Guilherme Campos Viggiano; Eduardo de Souza; Luiz Camano

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    OBJETIVOS: avaliar os aspectos epidemiológicos e os relacionados ao parto de gestantes e puérperas transferidas para unidades de terapia intensiva (UTI's) e a freqüência com que estas pacientes necessitam de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODOS: estudo observacional e descritivo das transferências obstétricas para UTI's, entre janeiro de 1999 e dezembro de 2001. A análise incluiu as seguintes variáveis: idade materna, paridade, indicações obstétricas e não-obstétricas para as transferências, momento ...

  9. Dificultades para ofrecer cuidados al final de la vida en las unidades de cuidados intensivos. La perspectiva de enfermería

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    Juan Francisco Velarde-García; Raquel Luengo-González; Raquel González-Hervías; Sergio González-Cervantes; Beatriz Álvarez-Embarba; Domingo Palacios-Ceña

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    Objetivo: Describir las dificultades percibidas por el personal de enfermería para prestar cuidados al final de la vida al paciente grave dentro de la unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI). Método: Estudio cualitativo fenomenológico descriptivo. Se aplicó un muestreo por propósito y de bola de nieve. Las enfermeras debían tener una experiencia mínima de 1 año en UCI. Se incluyeron 22 participantes. Los datos se recopilaron mediante entrevistas en profundidad (no estructuradas y semiestructur...

  10. El Programa Intensivo Erasmus “Towards a Scientific Career: an Introductory Course for Research in Biomedicine and Biotechnology - BIOMED-TECH”

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    Llamas Company, Inmaculada; Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología molecular, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid; Girón González, María Dolores; Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Granada, Granada; Hernández-Mateo, Fernando; Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada, Granada; Salto González, Rafael; Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Granada, Granada

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    Dentro del Programa Erasmus Intensivo, y con el objetivo de dirigir alumnos hacia una carrera profesional en el ámbito de la investigación en Biomedicina y Biotecnología aprovechando la fortaleza que aporta el Campus de Excelencia Internacional de la Universidad de Granada (CEI-BioTic) como Institución Coordinadora y las universidades de Nottingham (Reino Unido) y Bayreuth (Alemania) se ha organizado un Workshop destinado a 15 alumnos de másteres relacionados de una manera no excluyente con l...

  11. Complicaciones de la Ventilación Mecánica. Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos Holguín

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    Carlos Alberto Córdova-Vega; Hèctor Pupo-Rodríguez; Andrés Andrés-Matos

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    Se realizó un estudio prospectivo, descriptivo en pacientes ingresados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Pediátrico de Holguín y que necesitaron ventilación mecánica por un tiempo mayor a las 24 horas, durante el año 2010, con el objetivo de conocer las complicaciones relacionadas con este proceder. Dentro de los resultados encontramos que las afecciones neurológicas (35,29%), las respiratorias y las malformaciones congénitas (17,64%) fueron las principales causas que llevaron ...

  12. Frequency of virulence genes of Escherichia coli among newborn piglets from an intensive pig farm in Argentina Frecuencia de genes de virulencia de Escherichia coli en lechones neonatos de un criadero intensivo de Argentina

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    Fabrisio E Alustiza

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The enterotoxigenic and porcine enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (ETEC and PEPEC strains are agents associated with swine neonatal diarrhea, causing economic losses in swine production. The main goal of this study was to identify virulence genes of ETEC, verotoxigenic (VTEC and PEPEC in intestinal strains responsible for swine diseases, by molecular typing using PCR in newborn piglets from an intensive farm system. Two hundred and sixty seven rectal swabbings from 7-15 days- old Landrace x Large White crossbred piglets were taken, and 123 randomly selected samples, biochemically compatible with E. coli, were tested for E. coli virulence genes by PCR. A frequency (% compatible with: 68 ETEC, 24 VTEC, and 8 EPEc were found. Of all E. coli strains studied, 19.51 % carried at least one virulence gene. These data showed conclusively that, in spite of the application of strict sanitary measures in the intensive farm, genes encoding virulence factors of intestinal pathogens compatible with ETEC are still dETECted; therefore these strains will probably keep circulating among animals.El objetivo del trabajo fue identificar genes de virulencia de cepas intestinales de Escherichia coli de los grupos enterotoxigénico (ETEC, verotoxigénico (VTEC y enteropatogénico porcino (PEPEC, responsables de patologías en cerdos, mediante tipificación molecular por PCR. Para ello se trabajó en un criadero intensivo, donde se tomaron 267 hisopados rectales de lechones cruza Landrace por Large White de 7-15 días de edad. Del total de aislamientos obtenidos se seleccionaron al azar 123 de ellos, bioquímicamente compatibles con E. coli, los que fueron analizados por PCR. La frecuencia de genes compatibles con ETEC, VTEC y PEPEC fue de 68 %, 24 % y 8 %, respectivamente. De las cepas de E. coli seleccionadas, el 19,51 % portaban al menos un gen codificante de un factor de virulencia. Estos hallazgos muestran de manera concluyente que la aplicación de estrictas

  13. Interpreting neonatal nursing care from the parents' experiences viewpoint Interpretación del cuidado de enfermería neonatal desde las experiencias y vivencias de los padres; Interpretação do cuidado da enfermagem neonatal partindo das experiências e vivências dos pais

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    RUIZ DE CÁRDENAS CARMEN HELENA

    2008-12-01

    hospitalización del neonato. 3. Expectativas de los padres frente al cuidado del neonato. 4. Comunicación asertiva. 5. Los padres aprenden de las(os enfermeras(os. Los testimonios y el análisis de cada una de estas categorías permiten un acercamiento a la interpretación de lo que es el cuidado de enfermería para los padres de los neonatos hospitalizados, a partir de sus experiencias y vivencias. En opinión de los autores, resalta el surgimiento de dos categorías muy importantes para enfermería, que se deben seguir explorando en otro tipo de investigaciones: "los padres aprenden de las enfermeras" y "comunicación asertiva".O objetivo é "interpretar as experiências e vivências dos pais dos neonatos em torno ao cuidado de enfermagem fornecido aos filhos na unidade de cuidado intensivo neonatal (UCIN do Hospital Universitário da Samaritana (HUS". Esse é um levantamento qualitativo, descritivo e experimental. Utilizou-se uma entrevista semi-estruturada que serviu como orientação para obter os testemunhos dos pais e mães dos neonatos hospitalizados. Da análise da informação coletada com base em cada uma das perguntas, identificamos códigos substantivos, que foram compilados objetivando a formação de categorias. Dessa compilação saíram cinco categorias: 1. Dificuldades no desempenho das funções dos pais. 2. Impacto ante a hospitalização do neonato. 3. Expectativas dos pais a respeito do cuidado do neonato. 4. Comunicação assertiva. 5. Os pais aprendem das(os enfermeiras(os. Os testemunhos e a análise de cada uma das categorias permitem atingir uma abordagem no tocante à interpretação do significado de cuidado de enfermagem para os pais dos neonatos hospitalizados, baseado em suas experiências e vivências. Na opinião dos autores, é importante salientar o surgimento de duas categorias muito relevantes para a enfermagem, que devem continuar sendo levantadas em outro tipo de pesquisas: "os

  14. Interpretación del cuidado de enfermería neonatal desde las experiencias y vivencias de los padres do cuidado da enfermagem neonatal partindo das experiências e vivências dos pais Interpreting neonatal nursing care from the parents' experiences viewpoint

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    JUAN CLEMENTE GUERRA GUERRA

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo es "interpretar las experiencias y vivencias de los padres de los neonatos acerca del cuidado de enfermería que reciben sus hijos en la unidad de neonatos (UCIN del Hospital Universitario de la Samaritana (HUS". Es un estudio cualitativo, descriptivo, exploratorio. Se utilizó una entrevista semiestructurada la cual sirvió como guía para obtener los testimonios de los padres y madres de los neonatos hospitalizados. Del análisis de la información obtenida de cada una de las preguntas se identificaron códigos sustantivos, los cuales se agruparon con el fin de formar las categorías. Surgieron cinco categorías: 1. Dificultades en el desempeño del rol de padres. 2. Impacto ante la hospitalización del neonato. 3. Expectativas de los padres frente al cuidado del neonato. 4. Comunicación asertiva. 5. Los padres aprenden de las(os enfermeras(os. Los testimonios y el análisis de cada una de estas categorías permiten un acercamiento a la interpretación de lo que es el cuidado de enfermería para los padres de los neonatos hospitalizados, a partir de sus experiencias y vivencias. En opinión de los autores, resalta el surgimiento de dos categorías muy importantes para enfermería, que se deben seguir explorando en otro tipo de investigaciones: "los padres aprenden de las enfermeras" y "comunicación asertiva".O objetivo é "interpretar as experiências e vivências dos pais dos neonatos em torno ao cuidado de enfermagem fornecido aos filhos na unidade de cuidado intensivo neonatal (UCIN do Hospital Universitário da Samaritana (HUS". Esse é um levantamento qualitativo, descritivo e experimental. Utilizou-se uma entrevista semi-estruturada que serviu como orientação para obter os testemunhos dos pais e mães dos neonatos hospitalizados. Da análise da informação coletada com base em cada uma das perguntas, identificamos códigos substantivos, que foram compilados objetivando a formação de categorias. Dessa compilação sa

  15. Sepsis neonatal cervicomaxilofacial (1996 a 2005 Neonatal cervicomaxillofacial sepsis (1996-2005

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    Zoila del S. López Díaz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza un estudio retrospectivo y longitudinal de la sepsis cervicomaxilofacial en los neonatos ingresados en nuestra unidad de cuidados intensivos en un período de 10 años. Encontramos una incidencia promedio de 1,20 por cada 100 ingresos, y el predominio del grupo de edades entre 7 y 27 días de vida (sepsis tardía, del sexo femenino y del color blanco de la piel. La celulitis facial fue ocasionada por trauma obstétrico y fue el diagnóstico más frecuente. No encontramos relación entre la presencia de sepsis y la edad gestacional, el conteo de Apgar o el peso al nacer, pues en el mayor número de niños estos resultados estuvieron dentro de límites normales. El tratamiento más utilizado fue la antibioticoterapia con asociación de 2 o más antibióticos, y entre estas la más socorrida fue la asociación de penicilina y gentamicina. Cuando la sepsis tuvo una repercusión sistémica muy grave, se utilizó además inmunoglobulinoterapia. La evolución fue satisfactoria en el 100 % de los casos, la mayoría de los cuales necesitó internación hospitalaria hasta los 7 días. No hubo fallecidos.A retrospective and longitudinal study of cervicomaxillofacial sepsis in the neonates admitted in our intensive care unit in a period of 10 years was conducted. An average incidence of 1.20 per 100 admissions, as well as the predominance of white female infants aged 7-27 days old (late sepsis were observed. Facial cellulitis was caused by obstetric trauma and it was the most frequent diagnosis. No relation between the presence of sepsis and gestational age, Apgar score, or birth weight, was found, since in most of the children these results were within the normal limits. The most used treatment was the antibiotic therapy with the association of 2 or more antibiotics. The combination of penicillin and gentamicin was the most common treatment. In those cases, among whom the sepsis had a very severe systemic repercussion, immunoglobulin therapy was

  16. Tecnologia e humanização em ambientes intensivos Tecnología y humanización en ambientes intensivos Technology and humanization in critical care environments

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    Isaac Rosa Marques

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    Full Text Available Devido aos avanços obtidos com a revolução industrial através de descobertas em maquinário tecnológico, a relação profissional-paciente tem se tornado cada vez mais automatizada, deixando a humanização em segundo plano. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar uma reflexão o processo de humanização em ambientes intensivos e sua relação com a inserção da tecnologia. A tecnologia contribui de maneira efetiva no tratamento de pacientes que exigem cuidados extremos. Entretanto, se estiver associada a humanização pode alcançar resultados satisfatórios, melhorando assim o acolhimento do cliente que recebe cuidados providenciados pela tecnologia.Debido a los avances logrados con la revolución industrial a través de descubrimientos tecnológicos en maquinaria, la relación profesional-paciente se ha convertido cada vez más automatizada, lo que deja la humanización en el fondo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue reflexionar acerca del proceso de humanización y su relación con la inserción de la tecnología. La tecnología contribuye de manera eficaz en el tratamiento de pacientes que requieren atención extrema. Sin embargo, si se asocia con la humanización puede lograr resultados satisfactorios, mejorando así la acogida al cliente que recibe la atención promovida por la tecnología.Because of the advances made with the industrial revolution through technological discoveries in machinery, professional-patient relationship has become increasingly automated, leaving the humanization in the background. The purpose of this paper was to reflect about the humanization process in intensive environments and its relation with the technology insertion. Technology contributes as an effective way to treat patients who require extreme care. However, if it is associated with humanization can achieves satisfactory results, improving the host of customer who receives the care provided by technology.

  17. Neonatal Hyperglycemia due to Transient Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus in Puerto Rico

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    Fargas-Berríos, N.; García-Fragoso, L.; García-García, I.; Valcárcel, M.

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    Neonatal hyperglycemia is a metabolic disorder found in the neonatal intensive care units. Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a very uncommon cause of hyperglycemia in the newborn, occurring in 1 in every 400,000 births. There are two subtypes of neonatal diabetes mellitus: permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM) and transient neonatal diabetes mellitus (TNDM). We describe a term, small for gestational age, female neonate with transient neonatal diabetes mellitus who presented with poor ...

  18. Impacto de la resiliencia en pacientes con Artritis Reumatoide

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    Beltrán García, Jonathan Camilo; Zapata Gómez, Elizabeth

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    Introducción: La artritis reumatoide (AR) es una enfermedad autoinmune-inflamatoria, que compromete las articulaciones diartrodiales. Tiene una importante repercusión sistémica que incluye la depresión; por lo tanto, tiene un severo impacto sobre la calidad de vida. Es posible que mecanismos de defensa, tales como la resiliencia, puedan amortiguar dicho impacto. Metodología: estudio de corte transversal, multicéntrico (análisis inicial dentro del grupo AR, con muestra no probabilística d...

  19. Efectividad del modelo de cuidado de enfermería para la familia de paciente con infarto agudo al miocardio en la unidad de cuidados intensivos

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    David Jahel Garcia Avendaño

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Este protocolo de investigación tiene la finalidad de intervenir con la familia y determinar la efectividad del Modelo de Cuidado de Enfermería para la Familia de Paciente con Infarto Agudo al Miocardio (IAM en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de intervención familiar. Resultados y Discusión: El 100% de las familias respondió afirmativamente que la enfermera familiar les informo sobre los cuidados a realizar en la familia según las necesidades detectadas, estableció un plan de intervención en la familia mismo que cumplió y se interesó para que dentro de lo posible la estancia en la familia sea agradable. Conclusiones: Los resultados de esta investigación de intervención a las familias de paciente con IAM en las UCI aporta resultados que apoyan la importancia de aplicar un Modelo de Cuidado de Enfermería Familiar en dichas unidades.Cómo citar este artículo: García DJ, Estrada MC, Gallegos M, Antuna AB. Efectividad del modelo de cuidado de enfermería para la familia de paciente con infarto agudo al miocardio en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. Rev Cuid. 2015; 6(1: 923-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v6i1.166

  20. Congenital hypothyroidism in neonates

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    Aneela Anjum

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    Full Text Available Context: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH is one of the most common preventable causes of mental retardation in children and it occurs in approximately 1:2,000-1:4,000 newborns. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of CH in neonates. Settings and Design: This cross-sectional study was conducted in neonatal units of the Department of Pediatrics Unit-I, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore and Lady Willington Hospital Lahore in 6 months (January-June 2011. Materials and Methods: Sample was collected by non-probability purposive sampling. After consent, 550 newborn were registered for the study. Demographic data and relevant history was recorded. After aseptic measures, 2-3 ml venous blood analyzed for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH level by immunoradiometric assay. Treatment was started according to the individual merit as per protocol. Statistical Analysis Used: Data was analyzed by SPSS 17 and Chi-square test was applied to find out the association of CH with different variables. Results: The study population consisted of 550 newborns. Among 550 newborns, 4 (0.8% newborns had elevated TSH level. CH had statistically significant association with mother′s hypothyroidism (P value 0.000 and mother′s drug intake during the pregnancy period (P value 0.013. Conclusion: CH is 0.8% in neonates. It has statistically significant association with mother′s hypothyroidism and mother′s drug intake during pregnancy.

  1. Displasia broncopulmonar: Práticas clínicas em cinco unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatais

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    Guimarães, H; Rocha, G; Vasconcellos, G; Proença, E; Carreira, ML; Sossai, MR; Morais, B; Martins, I; Rodrigues, T; Severo, M

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    With the advent of surfactant, prenatal corticosteroids (PNC) and advances in technology, the survival rate of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants has improved dramatically. Rates of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) vary widely among neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and many studies using multiple interventions have shown some improvement in BPD rates. Implementing potentially better practices to reduce BPD has been an effort made over the last few decades. Aim: To compare five Por...

  2. Desempenho produtivo de Pseudoplatystoma corruscans estocados em sistemas de criação: semi-intensivo (viveiro escavado e intensivo (tanque-rede Growth performance of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans stocked in rearing systems: semi-intensive (ponds and intensive (cages

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    Andressa Daniela de Sousa Liranço

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se comparar o desempenho produtivo e custos de produção de exemplares de pintado, Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, estocados em dois sistemas de criação: semi-intensivo (viveiro escavado, VE e intensivo (tanque-rede, TR. Trezentos (300 peixes, com um ano de idade, foram estocados, sendo 150 em um VE (médias de peso e comprimento: 1,48±0,46kg e 57,31±6,42cm e 150 divididos em três TR (médias de peso e comprimento: 1,27±0,34kg e 55,05±4,11cm. Foram alimentados com ração extrusada de 15mm (diâmetro 40% PB e 3110kcal ED kg-1, ajustada mensalmente à quantidade de ração. Os parâmetros físico-químicos da água, observados durante o experimento, foram temperatura = 24,08°C±3,23; pH=6,89±0,39 e oxigênio dissolvido = 7,57±0,97mg L-1. Os reultados obtidos dos valores médios finais dos comprimentos (VE=74,07±4,34cm; TR=70,33±5,02cm e pesos dos peixes (VE=3,41±0,58kg e TR=2,94±0,60kg indicaram desempenho semelhante nos dois sistemas. As médias do fator de condição (0,09-0,036; ganho em peso diário (9,29g dia-1 - 8,95g dia-1; conversão alimentar (3,09-4,15; consumo total de ração (29,60g dia-1 - 74,16g dia-1; índice de crescimento (0,219-0,215 e sobrevivência (97,33-90,67% para VE e TR, respectivamente. Houve interação significativa entre os sistemas de criação e mês (PThe objective of this study was to compare the growth performance and cost of production of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans stocked in two culture systems: semi-intensive (ponds, P and intensive (cage, C. From three hundred (300 one-year-old fish, one hundred fifty (150 were stocked in one pond (mean weight and length 1.48±0.46kg and 57.31±6.42cm, one hundred fifty (150, distributed in three cages (mean weight and length 1.27±0.34kg and 55.05±4.11cm. The fish were fed with extruded commercial ration with 15.0mm floating pellets containing 40% crude protein (CP and, 3,110Kcal of digestible energy (DE, adjusted monthly. The parameters of water

  3. O processo de socialização dos enfermeiros em um Centro de Tratamento Intensivo El proceso de socialización de los enfermeros en um Centro de Tratamiento Intensivo The process of socialization an Intensive Care Unit

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    Marisa Antonini Ribeiro Bastos

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi compreender o processo de socialização dos enfermeiros integrantes da subcultura de um Centro de Tratamento Intensivo (CTI. Acreditando que o CTI é uma subcultura do hospital e que os enfermeiros intensivistas compartilham de símbolos e significados que foram desenvolvidos através das interações sociais no contexto da Terapia Intensiva, fui buscar no interacionismo simbólico e na descrição etnográfica a fundamentação teórico - metodológica para o presente estudo. Para compreender o processo de interiorização dos universos simbólicos no CTI busquei descrever os sistemas temáticos de significados subjacentes às atividades dos enfermeiros intensivistas, através da observação participante, da entrevista etnográfica e da análise documental. Os resultados mostraram que o processo de socialização é permeado de sentimentos de insegurança, ansiedade, angústia, de incompetência e de medo, As causas destes sentimentos têm um forte componente na não vivência anterior e na lacuna da formação profissional. Este processo se dá formal e informalmente, mas é sempre referido como árduo, penoso; muitas vezes solitário; algumas vezes compartilhado.El trabajo tiene como objetivo compreender el proceso de socialización de los enfermeros integrantes de la subcultura de un Centro de Tratamiento Intensivo (CTI. Reconociendo que el CTI es una subcultura del hospital y que los enfermeros intensivistas comparten de los simbolos y significados, que fuerón desarrollados a través de las interaciones sociales en el contexto de la Terapia Intensiva, fué utilizado el interacionismo simbolico y en la descrición etnografica la fundamentación teorica teorico-metodologica para el estudio. Para la comprensión del proceso del interiorización de los universos simbolicos en el CTI fuerón descritos los sistemas tematicos de significados subjacentes a las actividades de los enfermeros que trabajan en el CTI, a

  4. Bienestar espiritual de enfermeras y enfermeros en unidades de cuidado intensivo Bem-estar espiritual de enfermeiras e enfermeiros em unidades de cuidado intensivo Spiritual wellness of nurses in intensive care units

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar el nivel de bienestar espiritual de enfermeros y enfermeras que laboran en Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos, Cartagena. Metodología: estudio descriptivo, muestra aleatoria de 101 enfermeras y enfermeros, con más de seis meses en el sitio de trabajo. Firmado el consentimiento informado, el grupo se caracterizó socio-demográficamente, se utilizó la Escala de Perspectiva Espiritual de Pamela Reed para medir creencias y prácticas espirituales. Los datos se presentan en frecuencias y porcentajes. Resultados: el 94,1 % son mujeres, con un promedio de 33,2 años y 5 años de trabajo; el 66,3 % pertenecen a un grupo religioso. La puntuación total de la escala es 60 puntos, el 98 % de los participantes presentó un bienestar espiritual alto (46-60 puntos y las prácticas que realizan son rezar (69,3 % o meditar (57,4 %. Para el 69,3 %, las creencias espirituales son importantes y el 60,4 % frecuentemente se siente cerca a Dios. Conclusiones: se evidenció un bienestar espiritual alto, demostrado por las prácticas y creencias espirituales. Para enfermería la espiritualidad es una dimensión importante en el cuidado porque permite crecer en la relación de la experiencia de cuidado.Objetivo: determinar o nível de bem-estar espiritual de enfermeiros e enfermeiras que trabalham em Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos, Cartagena. Metodologia: estudo descritivo, amostra aleatória de 101 enfermeiras e enfermeiros, com mais de seis meses no local de trabalho. Uma vez assinado o consentimento informado, foi realizada a caracterização demográfica do grupo. Utilizou-se a Escala de Perspectiva Espiritual de Pamela Reed para medir crenças e práticas espirituais. Os dados são apresentados em frequências e porcentagens. Resultados: 94,1 % são mulheres, com uma média de 33,2 anos e 5 anos de trabalho; 66,3% pertencem a um grupo religioso. A pontuação total da escala é de 60 pontos, 98% dos participantes exibiu um bem

  5. Telemedicine in Neonatal Home Care

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    Holm, Kristina Garne; Brødsgaard, Anne; Zachariassen, Gitte

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    participatory design and qualitative methods. Data were collected from observational studies, individual interviews, and focus group interviews. Two neonatal units participated. One unit was experienced in providing neonatal home care with home visits, and the other planned to offer neonatal home care......BACKGROUND: For the majority of preterm infants, the last weeks of hospital admission mainly concerns tube feeding and establishment of breastfeeding. Neonatal home care (NH) was developed to allow infants to remain at home for tube feeding and establishment of breastfeeding with regular home...... visits from neonatal nurses. For hospitals covering large regions, home visits may be challenging, time consuming, and expensive and alternative approaches must be explored. OBJECTIVE: To identify parental needs when wanting to provide neonatal home care supported by telemedicine. METHODS: The study used...

  6. Evolución de la resistencia antimicrobiana de bacilos Gram negativos en unidades de cuidados intensivos en Colombia

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    Cristhian Hernández-Gómez

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La evolución de la resistencia bacteriana constituye una amenaza para la salud pública mundial. Los sistemas de vigilancia epidemiológica han integrado técnicas de biología molecular para mejorar las estrategias de control. Objetivo. Describir los perfiles moleculares y fenotípicos de los bacilos Gram negativos en unidades de cuidados intensivos de 23 hospitales de Colombia entre 2009 y 2012. Materiales y métodos. Se diseñó un estudio descriptivo en 23 hospitales del Grupo para el Estudio de la Resistencia Nosocomial (sic. en Colombia. Se analizaron 38.048 aislamientos usando WHONET durante el periodo descrito. Se describieron perfiles de resistencia para Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa y Acinetobacter baumannii. En 1.248 cepas se realizó reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR para detectar las carbapenemasas clínicamente más relevantes. Resultados. Escherichia coli fue el microorganismo más frecuente (promedio=14,8 %; la frecuencia de aislamientos de K. pneumoniae aumentó de 11 % en 2009 a 15 % en 2012 (p<0,001. La tendencia de los perfiles de multirresistencia aumentó en todas las especies estudiadas. De los aislamientos de K. pneumoniae evaluados, 68,4 % fue positivo para KPC (Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase, mientras que la VIM (Verona Integron-encoded Metallo-betalactamase en P. aeruginosa se observó en 46,5 %. Conclusiones. Se observó un incremento en la tendencia de los microorganismos hacia la multirresistencia y una amplia distribución de las carbapenemasas. La articulación de la biología molecular con los sistemas de vigilancia permitió integrar el análisis del fenotipo con los mecanismos de resistencia involucrados en las bacterias estudiadas. Este análisis permitirá la elaboración de guías para el uso adecuado de antimicrobianos y contribuirá a la contención de estas bacterias multirresistentes en Colombia.

  7. Lupus eritematoso sistémico en la Unidad de cuidados intensivos de medicina del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia.

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    Sergio Vásquez Kunze

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir las características clínicas y factores pronósticos del Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico (LES en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI de Medicina del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia (HNCH. Material y métodos: Colección retrospectiva de hallazgos clínicos y de laboratorio de historias clínicas de pacientes con LES en la UCI del HNCH en el periodo 1999-2004. Se hizo estudio estadístico descriptivo y análisis univariado para variables continuas y discretas. Se calculó el score APACHE II y se evaluó su significado pronóstico. Resultados: Hubo 26 pacientes con LES de los cuales se encontraron historias clínicas de 21 de ellos. La frecuencia de LES en la UCI del HNCH es de 1,49%, es la patología reumática más frecuente en UCI. La mortalidad fue de 57,69%. El motivo de admisión más frecuente fue insuficiencia respiratoria (52,4%, mayormente debido a causa infecciosa.Las variables que se asociaron significativamente a mortalidad fueron: velocidad de sedimentación globular (VSG alta, anemia severa, hipoalbuminemia severa, la relación presión arterial de oxígeno entre la fracción inspirada de oxígeno (PaFi < 200 al ingreso. El score APACHE II en el grupo de fallecidos fue significativamente más alto (19,9 (p < 0,01. La insuficiencia renal aguda que requirió hemodiálisis y la necesidad de ventilación mecánica se asociaron significativamente a mayor mortalidad. Conclusiones: El LES en la UCI del HNCH tiene una alta mortalidad, mayor que la reportada en estudios previos. Los factores de mal pronóstico fueron VSG alta, anemia severa, hipoalbuminemia severa, PaFi<200, score APACHE II alto, necesidad de hemodiálisis y de ventilación mecánica. (Rev Med Hered 2007;18: 192-199.

  8. Neonatal cystic fibrosis screening test

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    Cystic fibrosis screening - neonatal; Immunoreactive trypsinogen; IRT test; CF - screening ... Cystic fibrosis is a disease passed down through families. CF causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in ...

  9. Clinical practice: neonatal resuscitation. A Dutch consensus

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    van den Dungen, F.A.M.; van Veenendaal, M.B.; Mulder, A.L.M.

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    The updated Dutch guidelines on Neonatal Resuscitation assimilate the latest evidence in neonatal resuscitation. Important changes with regard to the 2004 guidelines and controversial issues concerning neonatal resuscitation are reviewed, and recommendations for daily practice are provided and

  10. Produção de óxido nítrico no hipocampo: investigação do envolvimento da óxido nítrico sintase neuronal no desenvolvimento de comportamentos ansiosos em animais submetidos a estresse neonatal

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    Roberta Dalle Molle

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    Conclusão: Uma maior atividade da nNOS não parece estar envolvida no comportamento ansioso observado neste modelo animal, no entanto a relação mãe-filhote, alterada por um ambiente neonatal adverso, teve impacto sobre o comportamento ansioso de forma sexo específica

  11. Volume and leak measurements during neonatal CPAP in neonates

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    Fischer, Hendrik S.

    2011-01-01

    As yet, little is known about the effects of air leakages during CPAP in newborns. The present doctoral dissertation investigates tidal volume and leak measurements during nasal continuous positive airway pressure in neonates using a commercial ventilatory device. Investigations include in vitro studies, modelling and computer simulation as well as a clinical randomized cross-over trial in neonates.

  12. Neonatal adrenal hemorrhage presenting as late onset neonatal jaundice

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    Qureshi, Umar Amin; Ahmad, Nisar; Rasool, Akhter; Choh, Suhail

    2009-01-01

    Clinical manifestations of adrenal hemorrhage vary depending on the degree and rate of hemorrhage, as well as the amount of adrenal cortex compromised by hemorrhage. We report here a case of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage that presented with late onset neonatal jaundice. The cause of adrenal hemorrhage was birth asphyxia.

  13. Búsqueda de índices de impacto alternativos al JCR

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    Los índices biométricos In-recs, In-recj e In-rech complementan la información obtenida en la base de datos JCR (Journal Citation Reports) con respecto a las publicaciones españolas, proporcionando el índice de impacto de estas publicaciones.

  14. Impacto vocal de professores Teachers' vocal impact

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: analisar o impacto vocal nas atividades diárias em professores do ensino médio. Correlacionar os achado da auto-percepção do problema vocal com os aspectos: efeitos no trabalho, na comunicação diária, na comunicação social e na sua emoção. MÉTODOS: a amostra foi constituída por 107 professores, sendo 86 com queixa e 21 sem queixa, selecionados em escolas da rede particular de ensino de Maceió-AL. Cada professor respondeu individualmente o protocolo Perfil Participação em Atividades Vocais na presença da pesquisadora, assinalando suas respostas em uma escala visual que varia de 0 a 10. O protocolo é composto por 28 questões com a presença integrada em cinco aspectos englobados para avaliar a qualidade de vida e o resultado de tratamentos vocais. O protocolo oferece, ainda, dois escores adicionais: pontuação de limitação nas atividades (PLA e de restrição de participação (PRP. RESULTADOS: na comparação dos grupos com e sem queixa vocal foram verificados que todos os resultados foram estatisticamente significantes (pPURPOSE: to analyze the vocal impact in the daily activities on high-school teachers. Correlate the finding of the auto-perception on the vocal problem with the following aspects: effects in the work, daily communication, social communication and, its emotion METHODS: the sample consisted of 107 teachers, 86 with and 21 with no complaint, selected from private teaching schools in Maceió-AL. Each teacher answered individually the Protocol for Voice Activity Participation Profile in the presence of the researcher, noting their responses on a visual scale ranging from 0 to 10. The protocol is composed of 28 questions with the presence integrated in five aspects to evaluate the quality of life and the result of vocal treatments. The protocol offers, still, two additional scores: punctuation of limitation in the activities (PLA and restriction of participation (PRP. RESULTS: comparing the groups with

  15. Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.

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    Sutter, Mary Beth; Leeman, Lawrence; Hsi, Andrew

    2014-06-01

    Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome is common due to the current opioid addiction epidemic. Infants born to women covertly abusing prescription opioids may not be identified as at risk until withdrawal signs present. Buprenorphine is a newer treatment for maternal opioid addiction and appears to result in a milder withdrawal syndrome than methadone. Initial treatment is with nonpharmacological measures including decreasing stimuli, however pharmacological treatment is commonly required. Opioid monotherapy is preferred, with phenobarbital or clonidine uncommonly needed as adjunctive therapy. Rooming-in and breastfeeding may decease the severity of withdrawal. Limited evidence is available regarding long-term effects of perinatal opioid exposure. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. NEONATES (BIRTH – 1 MONTH)

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    Major defects in neonatal skin have serious consequences for the health of the baby, but fortunately these are very rare. Early diagnosis of the genodermatoses can be life-saving. Birthmarks, also known as naevi, are usually first noted in neonates, and can be very alarming for parents. A variety of infections can.

  17. Distrofa miotónica congénita en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales: serie de casos

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    Domingues, Sara; Alves Pereira, Clara; Machado, Ángela; Pereira, Sandra; Machado, Leonilde; Fraga, Carla; Oliveira, Abílio; Vale, Isabel; Quelhas, Ilídio

    2014-01-01

    La distrofia miotónica de Steinert es una enfermedad multisistémica, autosómica dominante, con un amplio espectro de gravedad y manifestaciones clínicas. La forma más grave es aquella que se manifesta en el periodo neonatal, llamada distrofa miotónica congénita. Se destaca la hipotonía global al nacer y el compromiso de la función respiratoria. Las complicaciones son frecuentes, principalmente, retraso del desarrollo psicomotor, del crecimiento pondoestatural, difcultades alimentarias y const...

  18. Developments in neonatal care and nursing responses.

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    Healy, Patricia; Fallon, Anne

    This article reviews the origins and evolution of neonatology and considers the role of the neonatal nurse within this specialty. Neonatal nurses are a vital part of the neonatal team that provides care for sick babies. The nursing care required by sick babies and their families on a neonatal unit can be variable and complex. The past century has seen significant changes in the role of the neonatal nurse. This has come about through dramatic technological developments on neonatal units, an increased understanding of neonatal physiology and pathology, changes in the education of neonatal nurses, and active and ongoing clinical research within the specialty. The resulting significant advances in neonatal care, including that provided by neonatal nurses, have made a crucial and steadfast contribution to marked improvements in neonatal outcomes.

  19. Interpretation of neonatal chest radiography

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    Yoon, Hye Kyung [Dept. of Radiology, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-05-15

    Plain radiographs for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit are obtained using the portable X-ray equipment in order to evaluate the neonatal lungs and also to check the position of the tubes and catheters used for monitoring critically-ill neonates. Neonatal respiratory distress is caused by a variety of medical or surgical disease conditions. Clinical information about the gestational week, respiratory symptoms, and any events during delivery is essential for interpretation of the neonatal chest radiographs. Awareness of common chest abnormality in the prematurely born or term babies is also very important for chest evaluation in the newborn. Furthermore, knowledge about complications such as air leaks and bronchopulmonary dysplasia following treatment are required to accurately inform the clinicians. The purpose of this article was to briefly review radiographic findings of chest diseases in newborns that are relatively common in daily practice.

  20. Interpretation of neonatal chest radiography

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    Yoon, Hye Kyung

    2016-01-01

    Plain radiographs for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit are obtained using the portable X-ray equipment in order to evaluate the neonatal lungs and also to check the position of the tubes and catheters used for monitoring critically-ill neonates. Neonatal respiratory distress is caused by a variety of medical or surgical disease conditions. Clinical information about the gestational week, respiratory symptoms, and any events during delivery is essential for interpretation of the neonatal chest radiographs. Awareness of common chest abnormality in the prematurely born or term babies is also very important for chest evaluation in the newborn. Furthermore, knowledge about complications such as air leaks and bronchopulmonary dysplasia following treatment are required to accurately inform the clinicians. The purpose of this article was to briefly review radiographic findings of chest diseases in newborns that are relatively common in daily practice

  1. Update on neonatal hypoglycemia.

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    Rozance, Paul J

    2014-02-01

    Neonatal hypoglycemia is one of the most common biochemical abnormalities encountered in the newborn. However, controversy remains surrounding its definition and management especially in asymptomatic patients. New information has been published that describes the incidence and timing of low glucose concentrations in the groups most at risk for asymptomatic neonatal hypoglycemia. Furthermore, one large prospective study failed to find an association between repetitive low glucose concentrations and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants. But hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulinism, especially genetic causes, continued to be associated with brain injury. New advances were made in the diagnosis and management of hyperinsulinism, including acquired hyperinsulinism in small for gestational age infants and others. Continuous glucose monitoring remains an attractive strategy for future research in this area. The fundamental question of how best to manage asymptomatic newborns with low glucose concentrations remains unanswered. Balancing the risks of overtreating newborns with low glucose concentrations who are undergoing a normal transition following birth against the risks of undertreating those in whom low glucose concentrations are pathological, dangerous, and/or a harbinger of serious metabolic disease remains a challenge.

  2. Neonatal status of twins

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    Božinović Dragica

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Multiple pregnancy is a pregnancy where more than one fetus develops simultaneously in the womb, as a result of the ovulation and fertilization of more than one egg. It is relatively rare in humans and represents the rest of the phylogenetic stages. The most common are twins and they indicate the development of two fetuses in the womb. The frequency of twin pregnancies is about 1%. Multiple pregnancies belong to a group of high-risk pregnancies because of the many complications that occur during the pregnancy: higher number of premature deliveries, bleeding, early neonatal complications and higher perinatal morbidity and mortality. Such pregnancies and infants require greater supervision and monitoring. The aim of this study was to determine the percentage of baby twins born at the maternity ward of the General Hospital in Prokuplje and their morbidity and mortality. Data on the total number of deliveries, number of twins, parity and maternal age, gestational age, body weight of twins, method of delivery, Apgar score and perinatal mortality were collected and statistically analyzed by means of retrospective analysis of operative birth and neonatal protocol for 6 years (2005 of 2010. Out of 4527 mothers who gave birth 43 were pairs of twins, or 0.95% of women gave birth to twins. These babies are more likely born by Caesarean section, but delivered with slightly lower birth weight.

  3. Neonatal sigmoid volvulus.

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    Khalayleh, Harbi; Koplewitz, Benjamin Z; Kapuller, Vadim; Armon, Yaron; Abu-Leil, Sinan; Arbell, Dan

    2016-11-01

    Neonatal sigmoid volvulus is a rare entity. It is associated with Hirschsprung's disease. Presentation is acute abdominal distention, vomiting and obstipation. Abdominal radiograph will show the "coffee bean" sign, but this is frequently missed and the diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion. Treatment options include contrast enema, colonoscopy or laparotomy, depending on the condition of the baby and local availability. During the last 6years, 6 infants with sigmoid volvulus were treated in our department. Four presented during the first 48h since birth, and 2 presented at the age of 2 and 7weeks of age. One child was operated and 5 had primary contrast enema with radiologic de-volvulus. Rectal biopsy was performed in all cases; three children had Hirschsprung's disease. Those with normal biopsies responded well to rectal washouts. Two patients had early one stage transanal pullthrough and one had 2 further occasions of sigmoid volvulus prior to definitive surgery. All three recovered with an uneventful course. Neonatal sigmoid volvulus requires a high level of suspicion. Contrast enema is efficient for primary de-volvulus. Rectal biopsy should be performed and if positive for Hirschsprung's disease, surgery should be performed sooner rather than later. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Virus sincicial respiratorio: presentación, manejo y prevención de un brote intrahospitalario en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales de Lima

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El virus sincicial respiratorio (VSR es el principal patógeno causante de infecciones del tracto respiratorio bajo durante el primer año de vida y ocasiona un elevado índice de hospitalización en niños menores de 12 meses; la presentación clínica severa y su aparición como brotes epidemiológicos en las unidades con recién nacidos prematuros representa un riesgo elevado de morbimortalidad. Se realiza la presentación de dos casos y el análisis sobre la importancia del diagnóstico precoz, el manejo individualizado y las medidas de control de infecciones como factores que reducen la morbimortalidad en estas situaciones y previenen la diseminación de los casos en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales (UCIN.

  5. Characterization of patients with esophageal atresia of the Servicio de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales of the Hospital Nacional de Ninos, during the period from January 2008 to December 2012

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    Ramirez Gutierrez, Hannia

    2013-01-01

    A population of 61 patients discharged of the Servicio de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales of the Hospital Nacional de Ninos with the diagnosis of esophageal atresia, associated anomalies, medical-surgical management and complications was describing during the period from 2008 to 2012. The patients had complementary studies such as chest x-ray, esophagogram, echocardiogram and gastrointestinal transit. Esophageal atresia can be diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound. According to the study, the absence of prenatal ultrasound data in the files and failure to perform a routine morphological ultrasound to pregnant women to rule out malformations or defects in prenatal care, were considered as possible causes for the poor prenatal diagnosis. The most frequent Gross AE is type C, as noted in world literature. Cardiac malformations are the most frequent. Early and late complications according to the type of surgical approach (extrapleural and transpleural) were compared and described. The most frequent surgical complications were presented in the transpleural surgical approach [es

  6. Técnica de respiración Jacobson para reducir el estrés de enfermeras de unidades de cuidados intensivos

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    Téllez Sánchez, Anna María

    2013-01-01

    Problema del estudio: El sector de enfermería perteneciente a las Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos presentan estrés, y se ofrece la Técnica de respiración Jacobson como herramienta para disminuir los niveles y los problemas derivados del estrés. Objetivo general: Evaluar la eficacia de la técnica de respiración Jacobson sobre el estrés en los profesionales de enfermería de UCI. Objetivos específicos: Diseñar un taller de respiración de la técnica Jacobson, para enfermería de UCI; comparar l...

  7. Caracterización de los eventos adversos reportados por enfermería en unidades de cuidado intensivo en Bogotá (Colombia

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    Full Text Available Objetivo:Identificar los eventos adversos (EA reportados por enfermería en algunas unidadesde cuidado intensivo (UCI en Bogotá (Colombia.Método:Se desarrolló un estudio descriptivo, prospectivo. El tamaño de la muestra correspondióa 525 pacientes, durante un periodo de 6 meses. El tipo de muestreo fue por criterio; participaronde forma voluntaria 3 instituciones de salud en Bogotá. Para recolectar información se utilizóun formulario digital on-line. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo con distribución de frecuenciasabsolutas y relativas, utilizando el programa estadísticoSPSSStatistics 23.0, versión 2014.Resultados:Se reportaron 594 eventos adversos presentados en 525 pacientes. Los relacionadoscon el cuidado enfermero ocuparon el primer lugar (38,7 %, seguido del manejo de la vía aérea yla ventilación mecánica (16,1 % y el manejo de accesos vasculares, sondas y drenajes (14,8 %y la infección asociada al cuidado (12,6 %.La ocurrencia de estos eventos adversos predominó en hombres con edad promedio de 64,5 años, enunidades de cuidado intensivo médicas, en el turno de la noche y con unTISS-28 de 20-39 puntos.Conclusiones:Los eventos adversos reportados en el estudio que presentan mayor prevalen-cia están relacionados en su mayoría con el cuidado directo al paciente y el de vía aérea; al serprevenibles indican que se presentaron por alteración en el cumplimiento de los estándaresdel cuidado.

  8. Neonates need tailored drug formulations.

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    Allegaert, Karel

    2013-02-08

    Drugs are very strong tools used to improve outcome in neonates. Despite this fact and in contrast to tailored perfusion equipment, incubators or ventilators for neonates, we still commonly use drug formulations initially developed for adults. We would like to make the point that drug formulations given to neonates need to be tailored for this age group. Besides the obvious need to search for active compounds that take the pathophysiology of the newborn into account, this includes the dosage and formulation. The dosage or concentration should facilitate the administration of low amounts and be flexible since clearance is lower in neonates with additional extensive between-individual variability. Formulations need to be tailored for dosage variability in the low ranges and also to the clinical characteristics of neonates. A specific focus of interest during neonatal drug development therefore is a need to quantify and limit excipient exposure based on the available knowledge of their safety or toxicity. Until such tailored vials and formulations become available, compounding practices for drug formulations in neonates should be evaluated to guarantee the correct dosing, product stability and safety.

  9. Neonate brain disorders

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    2012-01-01

    Full text: Hypoxic-Ischemic insults in the brain of neonates constitute major cause of morbidity and mortality. A wide range of motor, sensory, and cognitive disabilities are observed in this population spanning from slight motor deficits, school difficulties and behavioral problems up to cerebral palsy and mental retardation. Pathologically involved areas characterized by high metabolic demands and therefore with enhanced vulnerability to any reduction or cessation of energy and oxygen supply. Watershed areas of the brain (vascular end zones and vascular border zones) are predominately affected in any adverse event. Radiologic and pathologic appearance of these lesions depends both on the severity of the insult and the maturity of the brain. The dominant pathology observed in preterm neonates is white matter lesions. There are three basic patterns of brain destruction in this population. Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL focal fPVL, diffuse dPVL), germinal matrix haemorrhage (GMH) associated with intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH), and parenchymal haemorrhage (PH). fPVL is characterized by focal necrosis of all cellular elements in the periventricular white matter, resulting in the formation of cysts, and dPVL is characterized by diffuse destruction of the premyelinating oligodendrocytes (pre-OLs) the precursors of mature oligodendroglia cells responsible for the formation of myelin in a later stage. GMH is located beneath germinal matrix layer surrounding the lateral ventricles and can extend into the ventricular system resulting thus to IVH. Finally, PH is located within the parenchyma adjacent to the ventricles and is believed to represent haemorrhagic infarcts following venous drainage compromise. In term or near-term neonates, the top-ographic pattern of injuries involves mainly gray matter structures. Most frequent predilection sites include the cerebral cortex (paracentral lobule, Rolandic area, visual cortex and hippocampus), basal ganglia, thalamus, and

  10. [Neonatal tumours and congenital malformations].

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    Berbel Tornero, O; Ortega García, J A; Ferrís i Tortajada, J; García Castell, J; Donat i Colomer, J; Soldin, O P; Fuster Soler, J L

    2008-06-01

    The association between pediatric cancer and congenital abnormalities is well known but, there is no exclusive data on the neonatal period and the underlying etiopathogenic mechanisms are unknown. First, to analyze the frequency of neonatal tumours associated with congenital abnormalities; and second, to comment on the likely etiopathogenic hypotheses of a relationship between neonatal tumours and congenital abnormalities. Historical series of neonatal tumours from La Fe University Children's Hospital in Valencia (Spain), from January 1990 to December 1999. Histological varieties of neonatal tumours and associated congenital abnormalities were described. A systematic review of the last 25 years was carried out using Medline, Cancerlit, Index Citation Science and Embase. The search profile used was the combination of "neonatal/congenital-tumors/cancer/neoplasms" and "congenital malformations/birth defects". 72 neonatal tumours were identified (2.8% of all pediatric cancers diagnosed in our hospital) and in 15 cases (20.8%) there was some associated malformation, disease or syndrome. The association between congenital abnormalities and neonatal tumours were: a) angiomas in three patients: two patients with congenital heart disease with a choanal stenosis, laryngomalacia; b) neuroblastomas in two patients: horseshoe kidney with vertebral anomalies and other with congenital heart disease; c) teratomas in two patients: one with cleft palate with vertebral anomalies and other with metatarsal varus; d) one tumour of the central nervous system with Bochdaleck hernia; e) heart tumours in four patients with tuberous sclerosis; f) acute leukaemia in one patient with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease; g) kidney tumour in one case with triventricular hydrocephaly, and h) adrenocortical tumour: hemihypertrophy. The publications included the tumours diagnosed in different pediatric periods and without unified criteria to classify the congenital abnormalities. Little data

  11. Abdominal surgery in neonatal foals.

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    Bryant, James E; Gaughan, Earl M

    2005-08-01

    Abdominal surgery in foals under 30 days old has become more common with improved neonatal care. Early recognition of a foal at risk and better nursing care have increased the survival rates of foals that require neonatal care. The success of improved neonatal care also has increased the need for accurate diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, umbilical, and bladder disorders in these foals. This chapter focuses on the early and accurate diagnosis of specific disorders that require abdominal exploratory surgery and the specific treatment considerations and prognosis for these disorders.

  12. Maternal or neonatal infection: association with neonatal encephalopathy outcomes.

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    Jenster, Meike; Bonifacio, Sonia L; Ruel, Theodore; Rogers, Elizabeth E; Tam, Emily W; Partridge, John Colin; Barkovich, Anthony James; Ferriero, Donna M; Glass, Hannah C

    2014-07-01

    Perinatal infection may potentiate brain injury among children born preterm. The objective of this study was to examine whether maternal and/or neonatal infection are associated with adverse outcomes among term neonates with encephalopathy. This study is a cohort study of 258 term newborns with encephalopathy whose clinical records were examined for signs of maternal infection (chorioamnionitis) and infant infection (sepsis). Multivariate regression was used to assess associations between infection, pattern, and severity of injury on neonatal magnetic resonance imaging, as well as neurodevelopment at 30 mo (neuromotor examination, or Bayley Scales of Infant Development, second edition mental development index encephalopathy, chorioamnionitis was associated with a lower risk of brain injury and adverse outcomes, whereas signs of neonatal sepsis carried an elevated risk. The etiology of encephalopathy and timing of infection and its associated inflammatory response may influence whether infection potentiates or mitigates injury in term newborns.

  13. Predictors of early neonatal mortality at a neonatal intensive care ...

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  14. The neonate in distress

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    1987-01-01

    Respiratory distress is a very common and yet non-specific symptom in neonates and young infants. It may be manifested clinically in many ways, including tachypnea, apnea, periodic respiratory, grunting, retractions, nasal flaring, and cyanosis. In many instances, the chest radiograph is diagnostic or at least suggestive of the diagnosis. This fact is important in determining surgical or medical conditions that require emergency therapy. Even if the chest film is normal, valuable information can be gained. This initial normal radiograph can be used as a baseline film in the face of further developing symptoms which, likewise, may have developing radiographic findings. In any event, the chest radiograph gives the clinician ''direction'' in his or her search for the cause of the patient's respiratory distress

  15. Neonatal Pulmonary Hemosiderosis

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    Boris Limme

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH is a rare complex entity characterized clinically by acute or recurrent episodes of hemoptysis secondary to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. The radiographic features are variable, including diffuse alveolar-type infiltrates, and interstitial reticular and micronodular patterns. We describe a 3-week-old infant presenting with hemoptysis and moderate respiratory distress. Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis was the first working diagnosis at the Emergency Department and was confirmed, 2 weeks later, by histological studies (bronchoalveolar lavage. The immunosuppressive therapy by 1 mg/kg/d prednisone was immediately started, the baby returned home on steroid therapy at a dose of 0,5 mg/kg/d. The diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis should be evocated at any age, even in the neonate, when the clinical presentation (hemoptysis and abnormal radiological chest images is strongly suggestive.

  16. Neonatal mucosal immunology.

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    Torow, N; Marsland, B J; Hornef, M W; Gollwitzer, E S

    2017-01-01

    Although largely deprived from exogenous stimuli in utero, the mucosal barriers of the neonate after birth are bombarded by environmental, nutritional, and microbial exposures. The microbiome is established concurrently with the developing immune system. The nature and timing of discrete interactions between these two factors underpins the long-term immune characteristics of these organs, and can set an individual on a trajectory towards or away from disease. Microbial exposures in the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts are some of the key determinants of the overall immune tone at these mucosal barriers and represent a leading target for future intervention strategies. In this review, we discuss immune maturation in the gut and lung and how microbes have a central role in this process.

  17. Feeding premature neonate

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    Dam, Mie S.; Juhl, Sandra M.; Sangild, Per T.

    2017-01-01

    Kinship, understood as biogenetic proximity, between a chosen animal model and a human patient counterpart, is considered essential to the process of ‘translating’ research from the experimental animal laboratory to the human clinic. In the Danish research centre, NEOMUNE, premature piglets are fed...... a novel milk diet (bovine colostrum) to model the effects of this new diet in premature infants. Our ethnographic fieldwork in an experimental pig laboratory and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in 2013–2014 shows that regardless of biogenetics, daily practices of feeding, housing, and clinical care...... the researchers refer to as the ‘translatability’ of the results. In the NICU, parents of premature infants likewise imagine a kind of interspecies kinship when presented with the option to supplement mother's own milk with bovine colostrum for the first weeks after birth. However, in this setting the NICU...

  18. Neonatal heart rate prediction.

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    Abdel-Rahman, Yumna; Jeremic, Aleksander; Tan, Kenneth

    2009-01-01

    Technological advances have caused a decrease in the number of infant deaths. Pre-term infants now have a substantially increased chance of survival. One of the mechanisms that is vital to saving the lives of these infants is continuous monitoring and early diagnosis. With continuous monitoring huge amounts of data are collected with so much information embedded in them. By using statistical analysis this information can be extracted and used to aid diagnosis and to understand development. In this study we have a large dataset containing over 180 pre-term infants whose heart rates were recorded over the length of their stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We test two types of models, empirical bayesian and autoregressive moving average. We then attempt to predict future values. The autoregressive moving average model showed better results but required more computation.

  19. Neonatal bartter syndrome

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    Parkash, J.; Salat, S. M.; Khan, I.A.

    2006-01-01

    A pre-term baby girl was born following a pregnancy complicated by severe polyhydramnios at a gestational age of 36 weeks. She was initially suffering from respiratory distress consistent with idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome, and altered electrolyte imbalance with hyponatremia, hypokalemia and hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis. However, during the third week of life when she had dehydration along with significant electrolyte imbalance, Bartter's syndrome was considered which was supported by findings of high renin and aldosterone levels. Treatment was done by correction of electrolytes and dehydration along with indomethacin. The drug was well tolerated. The infant showed correction of electrolyte imbalance. The features of this case suggest an extreme form of Bartter's syndrome presenting from the early days of life. The syndrome is reported because of it's rarity and alerts pediatricians to the antenatal and neonatal variant of Bartter's syndrome. (author)

  20. Neonatal Informatics: Transforming Neonatal Care Through Translational Bioinformatics

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    Palma, Jonathan P.; Benitz, William E.; Tarczy-Hornoch, Peter; Butte, Atul J.; Longhurst, Christopher A.

    2012-01-01

    The future of neonatal informatics will be driven by the availability of increasingly vast amounts of clinical and genetic data. The field of translational bioinformatics is concerned with linking and learning from these data and applying new findings to clinical care to transform the data into proactive, predictive, preventive, and participatory health. As a result of advances in translational informatics, the care of neonates will become more data driven, evidence based, and personalized. PMID:22924023

  1. El impacto emocional del dolor y la enfermedad

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    Hoyos, Graciela; Castillo, Alejandro; Fundación Valle de Lili

    2008-01-01

    El impacto emocional del dolor y la enfermedad/ ¿Qué es el dolor?/ Modelo multidimensional en el dolor crónico/ Adaptación del paciente al dolor/ Estrategias de adaptación/ Cambios de estilos de vida/ Expectativas y evaluaciones personales/ Relaciones laborales familiares y sociales/ Depresión y dolor crónico/ Somatización y dolor crónico/ Tratamiento/ Farmacoterapia/ Psicoterapia

  2. O ensino de cuidados críticos/intensivos na formação do enfermeiro: momento para reflexão La educación en cuidados críticos/intensivos en la formación de enfermeros: circunstancias para la reflexión Teaching critical/intensive care in nursing education: a moment of reflexion

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    Margarete Marques Lino

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo re(pensar a disciplina de cuidados intensivos no currículo de graduação em enfermagem, pontuando aspectos relevantes de sua inserção, considerando a capacitação e a qualificação profissional, a necessidade do mercado de trabalho e uma formação reflexiva e crítica acerca das competências profissionais do enfermeiro, por meio de referencial teórico.Estudio que tuvo por objetivo repensar sobre la asignatura de cuidados intensivos en el programa de post-grado en enfermería, indicando aspectos relevantes sobre su introducción, considerando la capacitación y la calificación profesional, la necesidad del mercado de trabajo y la formación reflexiva y crítica sobre las competencias profesionales del enfermero, a través de su fundamento teórico.The aim of the present study was to rethink the Critical Care Course in the undergraduate nursing curriculum, analyzing relevant issues of its insertion, considering professional training and qualification, the demands of the job market and a critical reflection of the nurse's professional competences, according to a theoretical reference framework.

  3. Neonatal mortality at Leratong Hospital

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    unit lacked sufficient NICU equipment. The aims of the ... staff on duty, admission room care for all neonates from the Leratong .... home (29%) or from another facility (4%). ..... The work load, coupled with shortage of trained nurses during.

  4. Radiologic findings of neonatal sepsis

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    Kim, Sam Soo; Han, Dae Hee; Choi, Guk Myeong; Jung, Hye Won; Yoon, Hye Kyung; Han, Bokyung Kim; Lee, Nam Yong

    1997-01-01

    To review the simple radiographic and sonographic findings in infants with neonatal sepsis. We retrospectively analyzed simple chest and abdominal radiographs, and brain sonograms in 36 newborn infants (preterm : term=23 :13). With neonatal sepsis diagnosed by blood culture and clinical manifestations. Pulmonary parenchymal infiltrate excluding respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary edema or atelectasis was found in 22 infants (61%). Paralytic ileus, hepatosplenomegaly, and necrotizing enterocolitis were present in 18(50%), 9(25%), and 1(3%) infants, respectively, while skeletal changes suggesting osteomyelitis were found in three. Brain sonography was performed in 29 infants and in four, abnormalities were seen ; these comprised three germinal matrix hemorrhages and one intraparenchymal hemorrhage. In six patients(17%) radiologic examinations revealed no abnormality. In patients with neonatal sepsis, pulmonary infiltrates and paralytic ileus were common abnormalities. Although these were nonspecific, radiologic findings may be used to supplement clinical and laboratory findings in diagnosing neonatal sepsis and planning its treatment

  5. Radiologic findings of neonatal sepsis

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    Kim, Sam Soo; Han, Dae Hee; Choi, Guk Myeong; Jung, Hye Won [Seoul National Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Hye Kyung; Han, Bokyung Kim; Lee, Nam Yong [Sansung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To review the simple radiographic and sonographic findings in infants with neonatal sepsis. We retrospectively analyzed simple chest and abdominal radiographs, and brain sonograms in 36 newborn infants (preterm : term=23 :13). With neonatal sepsis diagnosed by blood culture and clinical manifestations. Pulmonary parenchymal infiltrate excluding respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary edema or atelectasis was found in 22 infants (61%). Paralytic ileus, hepatosplenomegaly, and necrotizing enterocolitis were present in 18(50%), 9(25%), and 1(3%) infants, respectively, while skeletal changes suggesting osteomyelitis were found in three. Brain sonography was performed in 29 infants and in four, abnormalities were seen ; these comprised three germinal matrix hemorrhages and one intraparenchymal hemorrhage. In six patients(17%) radiologic examinations revealed no abnormality. In patients with neonatal sepsis, pulmonary infiltrates and paralytic ileus were common abnormalities. Although these were nonspecific, radiologic findings may be used to supplement clinical and laboratory findings in diagnosing neonatal sepsis and planning its treatment.

  6. Neonatal hypoglycaemia: learning from claims

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    Hawdon, Jane M; Beer, Jeanette; Sharp, Deborah; Upton, Michele

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    Objectives Neonatal hypoglycaemia is a potential cause of neonatal morbidity, and on rare but tragic occasions causes long-term neurodevelopmental harm with consequent emotional and practical costs for the family. The organisational cost to the NHS includes the cost of successful litigation claims. The purpose of the review was to identify themes that could alert clinicians to common pitfalls and thus improve patient safety. Design The NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) Claims Management Syste...

  7. Causas de reintervenciones quirúrgicas por complicación postoperatoria en pacientes de una unidad de cuidados intensivos quirúrgicos sometidos a cirugía abdominal.

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    Andrea Mendiola

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir las causas de las reintervenciones luego de una cirugía abdominal en pacientes de una unidad de cuidados intensivos quirúrgicos de un hospital general. Material y métodos: Estudio prospectivo, tipo reporte de casos. Se incluyeron a los pacientes postoperados de cirugía abdominal, hospitalizados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Quirúrgicos del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia y quienes requirieron de reintervención quirúrgica entre febrero de 2009 y enero de 2010 por una complicación postoperatoria. Resultados: El hallazgo más frecuente fue la perforación en 31,6%, seguido de absceso abdominal 21,1% y dehiscencias 21,1%. Conclusiones: Las perforaciones fueron los hallazgos más frecuentes, siendo su frecuencia mayor a lo reportado en la literatura. La incidencia de reintervención fue de 15%.

  8. INVISIBLE MURDERER: NEONATAL TETANUS

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    Yonca SONMEZ

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Neonatal tetanus (NNT has been secondary in the whole world in the death list of diseases which can be protected by the help of vaccine. It’s an important community health problem in the less-developed countries in which pre-birth care services are limited, assisting a mother at childbirth by uneducated people in dirty atmosphere and the immunity against tetanus is not enough. Studies have shown that minor part of the cases have been expressed in most of the countries. Because of that NNT have been called as “silent/invisible murderer”. In Turkey, in the year of 2003 it has been seen 15 cases, and 12 of them have been resulted in death. The methods which will be applied to carry out the elimination of NNT are; the vaccination of pregnant women with at least two doses tetanus toxoid and providing clean birth conditions for all of the pregnant women. However, in Turkey the proportion of the women who have two doses of tetanus vaccine is 41%. To eliminate NNT in our country, all the pregnant women must be attained, the ones who are attained must be presented with qualified pre-birth care service which also includes tetanus immunity and the births must be carried out under healty conditions. As smallpox and polio eradication, NNT elimination will also be accomplished by self-sacrificing works of personnel in primary health care. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2006; 5(3.000: 229-233

  9. Neonatal cerebral infarction

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    Fujimoto, Shinji; Togari, Hajime; Sobajima, Hisanori; Suzuki, Shigesumi; Wada, Yoshiro; Yokochi, Kenji; Nishimura, Yutaka; Inukai, Kazuhisa; Futamura, Masahide.

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    In a retrospective multi-center study, we investigated eighteen infants with unilateral cerebral infarctions confirmed by computed tomography (CT) scans. The initial symptoms were observed in all the patients between 0 and 3 days of age. Convulsions or apneic attacks were the initial symptoms in all but one. Only 4 patients had complicated obstetric histories and none showed polycythemia or electrolyte abnormalities. All of the initial CT scans revealed unilaterally localized hypodense areas. In 10, the initial CT scans were performed within 24 hours after the clinical onset. In 16, the lesions were within the territory of the middle cerebral artery, 9 of which also involved the cortico-spinal tract (CST). In the remaining 2 patients, the lesions were located whithin the territory of the posterior cerebral artery. None of the 9 patients without CST involvement developed hemiplegia, whereas 5 (56%) of the 9 with CST involvement had hemiplegia, which is a fairly low incidence compared with that in adult cases. This difference was thought to be related to neonatal brain plasticity. (author)

  10. Neonatal aortic stenosis.

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    Drury, Nigel E; Veldtman, Gruschen R; Benson, Lee N

    2005-09-01

    Neonatal aortic stenosis is a complex and heterogeneous condition, defined as left ventricular outflow tract obstruction at valvular level, presenting and often requiring treatment in the first month of life. Initial presentation may be catastrophic, necessitating hemodynamic, respiratory and metabolic resuscitation. Subsequent management is focused on maintaining systemic blood flow, either via a univentricular Norwood palliation or a biventricular route, in which the effective aortic valve area is increased by balloon dilation or surgical valvotomy. In infants with aortic annular hypoplasia but adequately sized left ventricle, the Ross-Konno procedure is also an attractive option. Outcomes after biventricular management have improved in recent years as a consequence of better patient selection, perioperative management and advances in catheter technology. Exciting new developments are likely to significantly modify the natural history of this disorder, including fetal intervention for the salvage of the hypoplastic left ventricle; 3D echocardiography providing better definition of valve morphology and aiding patient selection for a surgical or catheter-based intervention; and new transcutaneous approaches, such as duel beam echo, to perforate the valve.

  11. Osteoarthritis in the neonate

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    Weigel, W.; Hayek, W.H.; Bens, G.

    1979-01-01

    A fatally ending index case of sepsis osteoarthritis that was diagnosed retrospectively initiated this report. This patient had severe, asymmetrically distributed metaphyseal growthdisturbances, many long bones. In order to determine the features of early radiologic diagnosis we report the findings of 7 further patients with neonatal septic osteoarthritis with clinical and radiological follow-up. The most important observation for early radiologic diagnosis of osteoarthritis is the displacement of fat layers along the metaphysis. Other findings of the soft tissues have the same diagnostic value as bone destruction and subperiosteal new bone formation found one to three weeks later on roentgenfilms. Detecting early signs of osteoarthritis helps in localizing the focus for bacteriologic diagnosis, which is to be more successful than blood cultures. Diagnosing a joint empyema initiates surgical intervention for pressure relief in order to avoid necrosis of the epiphysis as seen in the femoral bone in septic arthritis of the hip joint. Early diagnosis and treatment to destruction of growing cartilage is necessary to avoid gross disturbances and length discrepancies of long bones. In cases of sepsis called 'babygram' and a repeat examination 10 to 14 days later is mandatory. (orig.) [de

  12. Nível de ruídos em uma unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos Noise level in a pediatric intensive care unit

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    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar o nível de ruídos em uma unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional e prospectivo realizado em uma unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos de 10 leitos de um hospital universitário da cidade de São Paulo, Brasil. Os níveis de ruídos foram medidos por meio de equipamento instalado no corredor de acesso à unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos, posto de enfermagem, duas salas com três e cinco leitos, bem como nas unidades de isolamento. O equipamento utilizado foi calibrado para registrar a pressão do som em dBA, durante 24 horas, por 6 dias. Os dados foram analisados de acordo com as curvas gráficas registradas pelo equipamento. RESULTADOS: Foi identificado um nível basal de ruídos de 60 a 70 dBA, com pico de 120 dBA. Os níveis mais elevados foram identificados no período diurno, decorrentes da atividade e comunicação dos profissionais. CONCLUSÃO: Os níveis de ruídos identificados excederam as recomendações do International Noise Council, da Organização Mundial da Saúde. A educação sobre os efeitos prejudiciais de ruídos na audição humana e sua relação com o estresse constituem as bases para a implementação de programas de redução de ruídos.OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to verify the noise level at a PICU. METHODS: This prospective observational study was performed in a 10 bed PICU at a teaching hospital located in a densely populated district within the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Sound pressure levels (dBA were measured 24 hours during a 6-day period. Noise recording equipment was placed in the PICU access corridor, nursing station, two open wards with three and five beds, and in isolation rooms. The resulting curves were analyzed. RESULTS: A basal noise level variation between 60 and 70 dBA was identified, with a maximum level of 120 dBA. The most significant noise levels were recorded during the day and were produced by the staff

  13. Valor preditivo dos escores de SNAP e SNAP-PE na mortalidade neonatal Predictive value of SNAP and SNAP-PE for neonatal mortality

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    Rita C. Silveira

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: avaliar os escores SNAP e SNAP-PE como preditores de mortalidade neonatal na nossa UTI neonatal, comparando seus resultados. MÉTODOS: todos os recém-nascidos admitidos na UTI neonatal no período de março de 1997 a dezembro de 1998 foram avaliados prospectivamente quanto ao SNAP e SNAP-PE com 24 horas de vida. Foram critérios de exclusão o óbito ou alta da UTI nas primeiras 24 horas de vida, as malformações congênitas incompatíveis com a vida, e recém-nascidos transferidos de outros hospitais. RESULTADOS: 553 recém-nascidos foram incluídos, 54 faleceram. Os valores das medianas do SNAP e SNAP-PE foram mais elevados naqueles que não sobreviveram. Os recém-nascidos foram divididos em cinco faixas de gravidade crescente de SNAP e SNAP-PE. SNAP: até 6, 7-11, 12-15, 16-24, acima de 24 (mortalidade: 3%, 11%, 29%, 48%, 75%, respectivamente. SNAP-PE: até 11, 12-23, 24-32, 33-50, acima de 50 (mortalidade: 3%, 10%, 53%, 78%, 83%, respectivamente. A partir da Curva ROC, os pontos de corte foram 12 para SNAP e 24 para SNAP-PE, obtendo-se sensibilidade, especificidade, valor preditivo positivo (VPP e valor preditivo negativo (VPN para mortalidade. SNAP 12: sensibilidade 79,6%, especificidade 71,7%, VPP 23,4%, VPN 97%. SNAP-PE 24: sensibilidade 79,6%, especificidade 80%, VPP 30%, VPN 97,3%. A área abaixo da Curva ROC (Az para SNAP foi 81,4% e para SNAP-PE 85,1%, ambas estatisticamente significativas. A comparação entre as áreas das duas curvas não evidenciou diferença estatisticamente significativa. CONCLUSÕES: os escores SNAP e SNAP-PE são excelentes preditores de sobrevida neonatal, recomendamos sua utilização rotineiramente na admissão de recém-nascidos nas Unidades de Tratamento Intensivo Neonatal.OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology and the Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology Perinatal Extension as neonatal mortality predictors in our neonatal intensive care unit, and to compare their

  14. SERUM SODIUM CHANGES IN NEONATES RECEIVING PHOTOTHERAPY FOR NEONATAL HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA

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    Sunil Kumar

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND : Neonates receiving phototherapy have side effects like hypocalcemia and electrolyte changes. Our study is hereby intended to study the serum sodium changes due to phototherapy. AIMS : To evaluate the serum sodium changes in neonates receiving phototherapy f or neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN : A prospective hospital based comparative study conducted on neonates admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit receiving phototherapy. METHODS AND MATERIAL : A predesigned proforma has aided the enroll ment of 252 newborns into the study. Serum bilirubin and serum sodium were determined before and after termination of phototherapy. The first samples were considered as controls. A comparative study was made between before and after phototherapy groups to determine the incidence of serum sodium imbalances. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED : Proportions will be compared using chi - square test. All data of various groups will be tabulated and statistically analyzed using suitable statistical tests (Student's t test. RESULTS : Male to Female ratio was 1.45 : 1. Incidence of low birth weight babies was 23% and preterm was 20.2%. Mean birth weight and gestational age was 2.84±0.51 kg and 38.44±1.98 wks respectively. Mean duration of phototherapy was 37.65±11.06 hrs. The incidence of hyponatremia post phototherapy found to be 6% which was more in low birth weight (LBW babies (17.2% , p48 hrs (p<0.001. Even the decline in mean serum sodium values after phototherapy found to be statistically significant. CONCLUSION : Our study shows that neonates u nder phototherapy are at higher risk of hyponatremia. This risk is greater in premature and LBW babies and hence this group of babies should be closely monitored for changes in serum sodium and should be managed accordingly.

  15. SIETE DE CADA DIEZ; O EL VERDADERO FACTOR DE IMPACTO

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    Full Text Available Fragmento...En breve, comenzará a cobrar cada vez más importancia, contar por parte de las revistas seriadas de psicología, con un índice de factor de impacto (FI, así como la necesidad de que las mismas figuren en bases de datos a nivel mundial. El factor de impacto es el número de veces que se cita por término medio un artículo publicado en una revista determina este calculo lo realiza el Instituto de Información Científica ISI (siglas en inglés,conocido actualmente como Thomson ISI. Por medio de este indicador se mide tanto la productividad de una determinada revista como la de los autores, medida muy importante a la hora de acceder a titularidades académicas y fondos de investigación....... Para el 2009 en Chile se estima que siete de cada diez estudiantes que ingresen a la educación superior serán de primera generación, es decir ellos serán la primera generación de sus familias en acceder a este nivel de la enseñanza. Lo anterior, no debe distar mucho de la realidad de otros países de la región. Si bien no se discute que mayor acceso a la educación superior sea un gran avance desde el punto de vista del desarrollo nacional y personal, no es menos cierto que esta cifra se transforma en un poderoso factor de impacto.

  16. Estudios de impacto ambiental en viaductos de gran longitud

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    El contenido de esta tesina forma parte de un proyecto concedido por el Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia en el año 2006 y coordinado entre el Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción de la UPC y el Departamento de Ingeniería Civil de la UCLM. El objeto de dicho proyecto de investigación es el estudio de la optimización de viaductos de gran longitud desde distintas vertientes, como son: estructural, plazo de ejecución, impacto ambiental, seguridad y salud, costes globales, et...

  17. O impacto da genética na asma infantil

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    Pinto,Leonardo A.; Stein,Renato T.; Kabesch,Michael

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Apresentar os resultados dos estudos mais importantes e recentes sobre a genética da asma. Estes dados devem auxiliar os clínicos gerais a compreender o impacto da genética sobre este distúrbio complexo e como os genes e polimorfismos influenciam a asma e a atopia. FONTES DOS DADOS: Os dados foram coletados do banco de dados MEDLINE. Os estudos de associação genética foram selecionados do Genetic Association Database, um repositório de estudos de associação genética de doenças e dis...

  18. Impactos del AVE en el turismo de Bocairent

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    Francés Gimeno, Andreu

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    En el presente trabajo se va a realizar un análisis de los impactos que ha generado la llegada del AVE en la localidad de Bocairent. Población sin estación pero que supuestamente se encuentra dentro del área de influencia y forma parte de una asociación con fines turísticos que se llama AVE Villena y Levante Interior. Para ello se han analizado tanto las condiciones de la localidad, como la de la estación receptiva de turistas, además, de las organizaciones encargadas para atraer a este tipo ...

  19. Impactos del turismo en el medio ambiente de huanchaco

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    Zavaleta Alfaro, María Sixtina

    2007-01-01

    Se analiza los impactos negativos del turismo sobre el medio ambiente de la Bahía de Huanchaco, previamente se evalúa el flujo de visitantes, la oferta turística en cuanto a recursos naturales, culturales y planta o infraestructura (hoteles, restaurantes, otros). Se incide en al generación de residuos sólidos domésticos, calidad del agua, transporte, deterioro de ecosistema de humedales (calidad ambiental) y se analiza la opinión o percepción del turista a través de una encuesta. Los resulta...

  20. Impacto de la violencia en la sexualidad de la mujer

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    Liñán Urbano, Laura; Díaz Ortega, María del Mar; Zúñiga Estévez, Lucia

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    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: El maltrato es un problema social que frecuentemente se ha relacionado con un importante impacto en la sexualidad de la mujer a corto y largo plazo. Objetivo: Determinar cómo influye en nivel de autoestima sobre la función sexual en mujeres maltratadas de las provincias de Almería, Málaga y Sevilla. Metodología: ...

  1. Crescimento pró-pobre no Brasil: impactos regionais

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    França, João Mário Santos de

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    Esta pesquisa científica foi apresentada como trabalho de conclusão do curso de Doutorado em Economia e reúne três artigos na área de crescimento. O primeiro deles utiliza a metodologia desenvolvida por Kakwani, Khabdker e Son (2004) para analisar a existência de crescimento “pró-pobre” nas regiões brasileiras nos anos de 1995 a 2005. Foram utilizados como suporte medidas de pobreza P(0), P(1) e P(2) e o índice de GINI. Os resultados apontam que tais políticas causaram maior impacto nas regiõ...

  2. Hypothyroidism in Filipino neonates

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    Guevarra, R.; Torres, J.F.; Estrada, F.A.; San Luis, T.O.L.

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    Thyroid hormone determination (T4, T3, rT3, TSH) in cord blood of 3,897 newborns was carried out in Metro Manila (non-endemic) and central, Northern and Southern Luzon (endemic for goiter). The objective is to detect congenital hypothyroidism and establish its incidence in new born Filipinos. This was done by radioimmunoassay, using commercial kits from Abbott Laboratories. The results obtained as mean values for non-endemic regions are: T4: 10.96 +- 2.25 ug/dl; T3: 60-64 +- 13.82 ng/dl; rT3: 250.4 +- 64.9 ng/dl; and TSH 5.89 +- 2.58 uU/ml, n=200. Mean values in endemic regions (n = 205) are T4: 9.46 +- 2.18 ug/dl; T3: 67.8 +- 12.05 ng/dl; rT3: 184.3 +- 32.7 ng/dl and TSH: 6.65 +- 3.13 uU/ml. From the above data, nomograms were drawn where the values obtained from each case were plotted. From non-endemic regions 28 positive cases were recalled and in the endemic regions 16 positive cases were also recalled for re-examination but most of them turned out to be false positive. As of now, four positive cases were found in Metro Manila, i.e. 4/2, 441 births and five in endemic regions out of 1,456 births so the incidence of neonatal hypothyroidism is 9/3,897 births. This is 9 times higher than most reports abroad which is about 1/4000 births. (Auth.). 36 refs; 10 tabs; 10 figs

  3. Fetal and neonatal thyrotoxicosis

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    Batra, Chandar Mohan

    2013-01-01

    Fetal thyrotoxicosis is a rare disease occurring in 1 out of 70 pregnancies with Grave's disease or in 1 out of 4000-50,000 deliveries. The mortality is 12-20%, usually from heart failure, but other complications are tracheal compression, infections and thrombocytopenia. It results from transfer of thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins from mother to fetus through the placenta. This transplacental transfer begins around 20th week of pregnancy and reaches its maximum by 30th week. These autoantibodies bind to the fetal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptors and increase the secretion of the thyroid hormones. The mother has an active autoimmune thyroid disease or has been treated for it in the past. She may be absolutely euthyroid due to past treatment by drugs, surgery or radioiodine ablation, but still have active TSH receptor stimulating autoantibodies, which can cause fetal thyrotoxicosis. The other features of this disease are fetal tachycardia, fetal goiter and history of spontaneous abortions and findings of goiter, ascites, craniosyntosis, fetal growth retardation, maceration and hydrops at fetal autopsy. If untreated, this disease can result in intrauterine death. The treatment for this disease consists of giving carbimazole to the mother, which is transferred through the placenta to the fetus. The dose of carbimazole is titrated with the fetal heart rate. If the mother becomes hypothyroid due to carbimazole, thyroxine is added taking advantage of the fact that very little of thyroxine is transferred across the placenta. Neonatal thyrotoxicosis patients are very sick and require emergency treatment. The goal of the treatment is to normalize thyroid functions as quickly as possible, to avoid iatrogenic hypothyroidism while providing management and supportive therapy for the infant's specific signs and symptoms. PMID:24251220

  4. O impacto do uso de ADRs sobre o valor de empresas brasileiras : um estudo de evento

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    Miyazaki, Joel

    2010-01-01

    Investiga o impacto do uso de ADRs sobre o valor de empresas brasileiras e a eficiência do mercado de capitais. Aborda as hipóteses que podem explicar este impacto e compara os resultados deste estudo com os de outras pesquisas efetuadas no Brasil e sobre ações de outros países.

  5. Evaluación de impacto ambiental y concentración parcelaria

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    Alenza García, José Francisco

    1999-01-01

    El autor analiza los siguientes puntos: la concentración parcelaria y su impacto ambiental; el Decreto Foral 237/1999, de 21 de junio, por el que se regula la evaluación de impacto ambiental en los procesos de concentración parcelaria; la necesidad de una ley foral de protección ambiental.

  6. Two Neonates with Congenital Hydrocolpos

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    Vydehi Murthy

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Neonatal hydrocolpos is a rare condition. Hydrocolpos is cystic dilatation of the vagina with fluid accumulation due to a combination of stimulation of secretary glands of the reproductive tract and vaginal obstruction. The differential for a neonatal presentation of lower abdominal mass includes urogenital anomalies, Hirschsprung’s, disease or sacrococcygeal teratoma. Prenatal diagnosis and early newborn imaging studies leads to early detection and treatment of these cases. Case. We report here two cases of neonatal hydrocolpos with prenatal diagnosis of lower abdominal mass. Postnatally, ultrasound, MRI imaging, and cystoscopy confirmed large cystic mass as hydrocolpos with distal vaginal obstruction. Both patients had enlarged renal system secondary to mass effect. Conclusion. High index of suspicion for hydrocolpos in a newborn presenting with fetal diagnosis of infraumbilical abdominal mass will facilitate timely intervention and prevention of complications.

  7. CT of the neonatal head

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    Mohan, S.; Rogan, E.A.; Batty, R.; Raghavan, A.; Whitby, E.H.; Hart, A.R.; Connolly, D.J.A.

    2013-01-01

    Computed tomography (CT) is used less often than other techniques on neonatal units. However, in the acute setting, CT can be invaluable in diagnosing or excluding potentially life-threatening conditions and guiding initial management in neonates. Common indications for scanning include trauma, suspected non-accidental injury, infection, or an acute hypoxic or metabolic event. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the normal neonatal head at CT and compare this to the common pathological abnormalities. Several key features of each condition will be highlighted. It is important to note that some pathological conditions can have overlapping features at CT and, therefore, the clinical history and additional investigations are also of key importance in determining the diagnosis

  8. Diagnostic imaging in neonatal stroke

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    Kuhle, S.; Ipsiroglu, O.; Weninger, M.

    2000-01-01

    A cerebral artery infarction is an important differential diagnosis in the newborn with neurological abnormalities. Based on clinical data, its incidence is estimated to be 1 in 4000 newborns. Since the course is often subclinical, the true incidence is probably higher. Diagnosis: Cerebral ultrasound and Doppler sonography as readily available screening tools play a central role in the initial diagnosis of neonatal cerebral infarction. Definitive diagnosis is made by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Beside symptomatic anticonvulsive therapy, treatment aims at the prevention of secondary ischemic injury. Discussion: Three term infants with different clinical courses of neonatal stroke are presented to sensitize the clinician and the radiologist for this probably underdiagnosed entity. The role of imaging modalities in the diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal cerebral infarction is discussed. (orig.) [de

  9. Neonatal hemophilia: a rare presentation

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    Nuno Ferreira

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Hemophilia A is a X-linked hereditary condition that lead to decreased factor VIII activity, occurs mainly in males. Decreased factor VIII activity leads to increased risk of bleeding events. During neonatal period, diagnosis is made after post-partum bleeding complication or unexpected bleeding after medical procedures. Subgaleal hemorrhage during neonatal period is a rare, severe extracranial bleeding with high mortality and usually related to traumatic labor or coagulation disorders. Subgaleal hemorrhage complications result from massive bleeding. We present a neonate with unremarkable family history and uneventful pregnancy with a vaginal delivery with no instrumentation, presenting with severe subgaleal bleeding at 52 hours of life. Aggressive support measures were implemented and bleeding managed. The unexpected bleeding lead to a coagulation study and the diagnosis of severe hemophilia A. There were no known sequelae. This case shows a rare hemophilia presentation reflecting the importance of coagulation studies when faced with unexplained severe bleeding.

  10. Neonatal tetanus mortality in coastal Kenya

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    Bjerregaard, P; Steinglass, R; Mutie, D M

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    In a house-to-house survey in Kilifi District, Kenya, mothers of 2556 liveborn children were interviewed about neonatal mortality, especially from neonatal tetanus (NNT). The crude birth rate was 60.5 per 1000 population, the neonatal mortality rate 21.1 and the NNT mortality rate 3.1 per 1000 li...... indicates that over the past decade the surveyed area has greatly reduced neonatal and NNT mortality. Possible strategies for accelerated NNT control have been identified by the survey....

  11. Neonatal and infantile acne vulgaris: an update.

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    Serna-Tamayo, Cristian; Janniger, Camila K; Micali, Giuseppe; Schwartz, Robert A

    2014-07-01

    Acne may present in neonates, infants, and small children. Neonatal and infantile acne vulgaris are not considered to be rare. The presentation of acne in this patient population sometimes represents virilization and may portend later development of severe adolescent acne. Neonatal and infantile acne vulgaris must be distinguished from other cutaneous disorders seen in newborns and infants. Infantile acne tends to be more pleomorphic and inflammatory, thus requiring more vigorous therapy than neonatal acne.

  12. Bupivacaine versus lidocaine analgesia for neonatal circumcision

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    Stolik-Dollberg, Orit C; Dollberg, Shaul

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    Abstract Background Analgesia for neonatal circumcision was recently advocated for every male infant, and its use is considered essential by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We compared the post-operative analgesic quality of bupivacaine to that of lidocaine for achieving dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB) when performing neonatal circumcision. Methods Data were obtained from 38 neonates following neonatal circumcision. The infants had received DPNB analgesia with either lidocaine or bupivac...

  13. Unificando los criterios de sepsis neonatal tardía: propuesta de un algoritmo de vigilancia diagnóstica

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    Zea-Vera, Alonso; Turin, Christie G.; Ochoa, Theresa J.

    2015-01-01

    Las infecciones constituyen una de las principales causas de muerte en el periodo neonatal. El diagnóstico de sepsis neonatal representa un gran desafío ya que los recién nacidos presentan signos clínicos muy inespecíficos y los exámenes auxiliares tienen una baja sensibilidad. Con el objetivo de mejorar el diagnóstico correcto de esta patología proponemos un algoritmo de vigilancia diagnóstica para sepsis neonatal tardía en el Perú y países de la región. El algoritmo permite clasificar a los episodios como sepsis confirmada, probable o posible, y sobretodo busca identificar aquellos episodios que no corresponden a sepsis, evitando calificar otras patologías como “sepsis”. Un mejor diagnóstico permitiría tener tasas más reales de sepsis neonatal, mejorar el uso de antibióticos y evitar sus efectos negativos en el recién nacido, así como una visión más exacta de su impacto en la salud pública. PMID:25123879

  14. Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the Neonatal Brain

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    2010-01-01

    textabstractAlthough in the last decades advances in fetal and neonatal medicine have reduced mortality in neonatal intensive care units in the Western world, the morbidity due to brain injury remains high. Patterns of neonatal brain injury can be roughly divided in (1) term and (2) preterm

  15. Phototherapy and exchange transfusion for neonatal ...

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    The purpose of this document is to address the current lack of consensus regarding the management of hyperbilirubinaemia in neonates in South Africa. If left untreated, severe neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia may cause kernicterus and ultimately death and the severity of neonatal jaundice is often underestimated clinically.

  16. Right paratesticular abscess mimicking neonatal testicular torsion ...

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    U.O. Ezomike

    Abstract. The clinical presentation of neonatal paratesticular abscess may closely resemble that of, neonatal testicular torsion and the use of scrotal ultrasonography to differentiate the two has low, sensitivity. We propose early operative treatment of suspected neonatal testicular torsion to salvage, the testicle in cases of ...

  17. Malaria parasite positivity among febrile neonates | Enyuma ...

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    Background: Malaria, earlier considered rare in neonates, has been reported with increasing frequency in the last decade. Neonatal malaria diagnosis is challenging because the clinical features are non-specific, variable and also overlap with bacterial infection. Aim: To determine the prevalence of neonatal malaria and ...

  18. Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections.

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    Pinninti, Swetha G; Kimberlin, David W

    2018-04-01

    Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an uncommon but devastating infection in the newborn, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The use of PCR for identification of infected infants and acyclovir for treatment has significantly improved the prognosis for affected infants. The subsequent use of suppressive therapy with oral acyclovir following completion of parenteral treatment of acute disease has further enhanced the long-term prognosis for these infants. This review article will discuss the epidemiology, risk factors and routes of acquisition, clinical presentation, and evaluation of an infant suspected to have the infection, and treatment of proven neonatal HSV disease. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Infección del tracto urinario por uso del catéter vesical en pacientes ingresados en cuidados intensivos

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    Susana Virgen Fong Reyes

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal de 37 pacientes con infección urinaria luego de la utilización de catéter vesical, ingresados en la sala de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico Docente "Saturnino Lora Torres" de Santiago de Cuba desde mayo de 2011 hasta abril de 2012, con vistas a identificar las causas principales que la ocasionaron. Se halló predominio de los hombres mayores de 60 años que permanecieron expuestos al proceder durante más de 15 días (56,7 %, dado principalmente por la existencia de microorganismos en las floras intestinal y ambiental exógena. Por otra parte, los factores que propiciaron la infección estuvieron asociados a la prolongación del cateterismo vesical, al grupo etario (tercera edad, a la presencia de bacteriuria, al sistema abierto de drenaje y a la administración de antibióticos previa aparición de cepas bacterianas multirresistentes

  20. Perspectivas para a pesquisa em contabilidade: o impacto dos derivativos

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    Alexsandro Broedel Lopes

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o impacto dos instrumentos financeiros derivativos para a pesquisa em contabilidade. O impacto dos derivativos é grande independentemente da linha de pesquisa adotada. Dentro do paradigma do mercado de capitais, o papel dos derivativos como antecipadores do comportamento futuro dos preços fornece oportunidades interessantes de investigação, por exemplo. Na linha de pesquisa institucional e social o tratamento contábil de tais instrumentos é visualizado tendo-se por base a busca por poder e legitimização da profissão. As características operacionais dos produtos, ambiente de regulamentação, evolução tecnológica e outros aspectos característicos fazem desses produtos bases promissoras para investigações futuras.This paper investigates the role of derivative financial instruments for the future of financial accounting research. This impact is relevant what all major research paradigms are concerned. In capital market-based research, derivative instruments play a central role in price discovery. From the institutional and social points-of-view, derivatives are components of a greater quest for legitimization and power. Their operational features, regulatory environment, technological advances and other characteristics are turning derivatives into promising research venues.

  1. origen e impactos de dinópolis

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    Raúl Lardiés Bosque

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El parque temático de Dinópolis se ha convertido en uno de los principales atractivos de la provincia de Teruel. Desde que el parque empezó a funcionar en junio de 2001, ya se han empezado a detectar algunos cambios de tipo socioeconómico, no sólo por el aumento del número de visitantes y turistas que llegan a la ciudad de Teruel, sino también por los impactos indirectos que esa afluencia genera en el sector turístico y comercial. En este artículo se analiza la puesta en marcha del proyecto y sus orígenes, así como la influencia socioeconómica que está teniendo a escala local. El enfoque que se ha adoptado es el de considerar a Dinópolis como una herramienta/estrategia de desarrollo local, puesto que se está convertiendo en un reclamo turístico y de visitantes para la ciudad, y porque todo ello genera impactos indirectos importantes en diversos sectores y ramas económicas.

  2. Seguridad ante impacto humano de acristalamientos en edificaciones

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    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available The Spanish Building Code (CTE specifies the demands that should comply the buildings in relation to the essential requirements of safety and habitability. The Fundamental Document of Safety in Use (DB-SU of the CTE identifies some critical areas where the impact with fragile elements would suppose a risk for the user. The DB-SU establishes the impact levels that glazing should resist, according to the procedure of UNE-EN 12600:2003. However, since this procedure does not give information about characteristics of the testing equipment, results obtained are dispersed and variable with the equipment. This paper presents the procedure followed to characterize the impact pendulum test, so it can be guaranteed that only the glazing response is measured during the impact. First, it has been necessary to estimate the duration of the impact. Then, the glazing natural frequency of different constructive configurations, geometry and thickness has been determined. Finally, vibration modes of the glazing supporting structure from the pendulum, according to different fixing points to the floor is estimated. It should be noted, as a conclusion, that the natural frequency of the pendulum differs in a important way when border conditions are modified, such as fixing points to floor, etc.

    El Código Técnico de la Edificación (CTE establece las exigencias básicas que deben cumplir los edificios en relación con los requisitos básicos de seguridad y habitabilidad. El Documento Básico de Seguridad de Utilización (DB-SU del CTE, identifica unas áreas críticas en las que el impacto con elementos frágiles supondría un riesgo para el usuario. El DB-SU establece los niveles de impacto que deben resistir los vidrios en dichas zonas, según el procedimiento de norma UNE-EN 12600:2003. Sin embargo este procedimiento no facilita información acerca de las características del equipo de ensayo, lo que ocasiona que los resultados obtenidos sean dispersos y

  3. Resistencia a antimicrobianos y evaluación del tratamiento combinado en la septicemia neonatal

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    María Espino Hernández

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Estudiar la resistencia a los antibióticos de las cepas bacterianas aisladas de pacientes con septicemia neonatal en un hospital ginecobstétrico de La Habana, Cuba, en el período comprendido entre enero de 1994 y diciembre de 1998, y evaluar el valor predictivo del método del "tablero de damas" (checkerboard para seleccionar el tratamiento con combinaciones de antibióticos en pacientes graves. MÉTODOS: Se estudió a 229 neonatos, a quienes se les extrajo sangre para hemocultivo y estudios de sensibilidad a antimicrobianos. El estudio de la susceptibilidad de las cepas se realizó por el método de microdilución en caldo y se utilizó el tablero de damas en bandejas de caldo para evaluar la eficacia del tratamiento antimicrobiano combinado. RESULTADOS: Cincuenta por ciento de las cepas aisladas de Staphylococcus spp. coagulasa-negativas y 37% de las cepas de S. aureus, principales agentes causales de sepsis neonatal, fueron resistentes a la meticilina. De ellas, 94,5% resultaron resistentes a varios antibióticos. Cuatro cepas de Staphylococcus spp. coagulasa-negativas y una de Enterococcus faecium fueron resistentes a la vancomicina (concentración mínima inhibidora = 128 myg/mL. Se observó una alta probabilidad de eficacia clínica (P < 0,01 con combinaciones de antibióticos que mostraron un efecto sinérgico in vitro, mientras que las reacciones antagónicas se correspondieron con la probabilidad altamente significativa de fracaso terapéutico clínico. DISCUSIÓN: La principal causa de septicemia neonatal en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital "América Arias" en La Habana, Cuba, está constituida por las cepas de estafilococo resistentes a la meticilina y a otros antibióticos. En pacientes graves (atendiendo a lo establecido en el programa de política de este centro, la primera línea de tratamiento la constituye la combinación de un antibiótico aminoglucósido con un betalactámico. Este estudio demostr

  4. O envolvimento do enfermeiro no processo de morrer de bebês internados em Unidade Neonatal El involucramiento del enfermero en el proceso de morir de niños hospitalizados en una unidad de neonatología Nurses experiences with death in the neonatal intensive care unit

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    Isabella Rocha Aguiar

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: compreender a participação do enfermeiro no processo de morrer de bebês internados em unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa Qualitativa em que participaram 10 enfermeiras de uma unidade de terapia intensiva neonatológica de um hospital-escola da cidade de Fortaleza-CE, durante os meses de maio e junho de 2003. RESULTADOS: os resultados foram analisados conforme as categorias: Sentimentos que emergem na convivência com a morte; Convivendo com a família no processo de morrer; A influência da formação acadêmica para a convivência com o paciente terminal. Os sentimentos citados foram de perda, tristeza, angústia, impotência, frieza. Os profissionais se vêem envolvidos com a família que vivencia o luto. A maioria das enfermeiras não teve embasamento acerca de Tanatologia no Curso de Graduação. CONCLUSÃO: os profissionais que lidam com a morte em sua prática convivem com a busca do equilíbrio entre o cuidar do outro e de si mesmo.OBJETIVO: comprender la participación del enfermero en el proceso de morir de bebés internados en una unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa Qualitativa en que participaron en el estudio 10 enfermeras de la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatal de un hospital-docente de la ciudad de Fortaleza-CE, durante los meses de mayo a junio del 2003. RESULTADOS: los datos fueron analizados resultando las siguientes categorías: Sentimientos que emergen en la convivencia con la muerte; Conviviendo con la familia en el proceso de morir; La influencia de la formación académica para la convivencia con el paciente terminal. Los sentimientos citados fueron de pérdida, tristeza, angustia, impotencia, frialdad. Los profesionales se ven involucrados con la familia que vivencia el duelo. La mayoría de las enfermeras no tuvo base respecto a Tanatología en el Pregrado. CONCLUSIÓN: los profesionales que se enfrentan con la muerte, en su práctica, conviven con la b

  5. La definición de impacto social en las normas y guías oficiales que orientan la elaboración de los estudios de impacto ambiental en el Perú

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    Cuya Matos, Oscar Alejandro

    2011-01-01

    El estudio revisó el concepto de ‘impacto social’ en las guías oficiales y normas peruanas que orientan la elaboración de los Estudios de Impacto Ambiental, así como, la conceptualización del término ‘impacto social’ entre los especialistas que elaboran los mencionados estudios. El alcance del estudio se remitió específicamente a los estudios de impacto ambiental de proyectos de inversión, que por definición contienen una evaluación del impacto social, y son de orden predict...

  6. Susceptibility weighted imaging of the neonatal brain

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    Meoded, A.; Poretti, A.; Northington, F.J.; Tekes, A.; Intrapiromkul, J.; Huisman, T.A.G.M.

    2012-01-01

    Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a well-established magnetic resonance technique, which is highly sensitive for blood, iron, and calcium depositions in the brain and has been implemented in the routine clinical use in both children and neonates. SWI in neonates might provide valuable additional diagnostic and prognostic information for a wide spectrum of neonatal neurological disorders. To date, there are few articles available on the application of SWI in neonatal neurological disorders. The purpose of this article is to illustrate and describe the characteristic SWI findings in various typical neonatal neurological disorders.

  7. The challenges of neonatal magnetic resonance imaging

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    Arthurs, Owen J.; Graves, Martin J.; Lomas, David J.; Edwards, Andrea; Austin, Topun

    2012-01-01

    Improved neonatal survival rates and antenatal diagnostic imaging is generating a growing demand for postnatal MRI examinations. Neonatal brain MRI is now becoming standard clinical care in many settings, but with the exception of some research centres, the technique has not been optimised for imaging neonates and small children. Here, we review some of the challenges involved in neonatal MRI, including recent advances in overall MR practicality and nursing practice, to address some of the ways in which the MR experience could be made more neonate-friendly. (orig.)

  8. Susceptibility weighted imaging of the neonatal brain

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    Meoded, A.; Poretti, A. [Division of Pediatric Radiology and Division of Neuroradiology, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States); Northington, F.J. [Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States); Tekes, A.; Intrapiromkul, J. [Division of Pediatric Radiology and Division of Neuroradiology, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States); Huisman, T.A.G.M., E-mail: thuisma1@jhmi.edu [Division of Pediatric Radiology and Division of Neuroradiology, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    2012-08-15

    Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a well-established magnetic resonance technique, which is highly sensitive for blood, iron, and calcium depositions in the brain and has been implemented in the routine clinical use in both children and neonates. SWI in neonates might provide valuable additional diagnostic and prognostic information for a wide spectrum of neonatal neurological disorders. To date, there are few articles available on the application of SWI in neonatal neurological disorders. The purpose of this article is to illustrate and describe the characteristic SWI findings in various typical neonatal neurological disorders.

  9. Internipple measurements in Indian neonates

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    and transverse ocular distance are some important measurements when diagnosing dysmorphology.[4]. The internipple index (internipple distance (cm) × 100 ÷ circum ference of ... internipple distance to chest circumference compared with neonates ... first 3 days of life, and to correlate these measurements with gender,.

  10. Current Trends in Neonatal Tracheostomy.

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    Isaiah, Amal; Moyer, Kelly; Pereira, Kevin D

    2016-08-01

    The indications for neonatal tracheostomy may have changed with current noninvasive respiratory therapies compared with previous decades. To study the current trends in neonatal tracheostomy and identify the primary indication for the procedure and risk factors for failed extubation. This retrospective medical record review included 47 neonates who underwent tracheostomy from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013, at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Group 1 included infants undergoing tracheostomy for the primary indication of upper airway obstruction; group 2, infants with primary pulmonary disease. Data on weight, gestational age, comorbid conditions, congenital abnormalities, complications, outcomes, and indications for tracheostomy were compared statistically between groups. Differences in gestational age, birth weight, and age at tracheostomy. Among the 47 infants included in the study (30 boys; 17 girls, mean [SD] age, 113 [73] days), 31 (66%) demonstrated anatomical causes of airway obstruction, and 16 (34%) had significant pulmonary disease. Among infants with anatomical causes, subglottic stenosis represented the largest group (11 of 31 [35%]). The mean age at the time of tracheostomy was significantly lower in the group with airway obstruction (98.9 vs 146.9 days; difference, 48 [95% CI, 4.8-91.2] days; P = .04). No procedure-related morbidity or mortality was encountered. Anatomical upper airway obstruction may be returning as the most common indication for a neonatal tracheostomy, thereby supporting the belief that current respiratory therapies have lowered the burden of chronic lung disease and the need for prolonged ventilatory care.

  11. Photodegradation of riboflavin in neonates

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    Sisson, T.R.

    1987-01-01

    The biologically most important flavins are riboflavin and its related nucleotides, all highly sensitive to light. It is because of its photoreactivity and its presence in almost all body fluids and tissues that riboflavin assumes importance in phototherapy of neonatal jaundice. The absorption maxima of both bilirubin and riboflavin in the body are nearly identical: 445-450 (447) nm. In consequence, blue visible light will cause photoisomerization of bilirubin accompanied by photodegradation of riboflavin. This results in diminished erythrocyte glutathione reductase, which indicates generalized tissue riboflavin deficiency and red cell lysis. Single- and double-strand breaks in intracellular DNA have occurred with phototherapy. This light exposure of neonates may result also in alterations of bilirubin-albumin binding in the presence of both riboflavin and theophylline (the latter frequently given to prevent neonatal apnea). Many newborns, especially if premature, have low stores of riboflavin at birth. The absorptive capacity of premature infants for enteral riboflavin is likewise reduced. Consequently, inherently low stores and low intake of riboflavin plus phototherapy for neonatal jaundice will cause a deficiency of riboflavin at a critical period for the newborn. Supplementation to those infants most likely to develop riboflavin deficiency is useful, but dosage, time, and mode of administration to infants undergoing phototherapy must be carefully adjusted to avoid unwanted side effects

  12. Standardisation of neonatal clinical practice.

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    Bhutta, Z A; Giuliani, F; Haroon, A; Knight, H E; Albernaz, E; Batra, M; Bhat, B; Bertino, E; McCormick, K; Ochieng, R; Rajan, V; Ruyan, P; Cheikh Ismail, L; Paul, V

    2013-09-01

    The International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21(st) Century (INTERGROWTH-21(st) ) is a large-scale, population-based, multicentre project involving health institutions from eight geographically diverse countries, which aims to assess fetal, newborn and preterm growth under optimal conditions. Given the multicentre nature of the project and the expected number of preterm births, it is vital that all centres follow the same standardised clinical care protocols to assess and manage preterm infants, so as to ensure maximum validity of the resulting standards as indicators of growth and nutrition with minimal confounding. Moreover, it is well known that evidence-based clinical practice guidelines can reduce the delivery of inappropriate care and support the introduction of new knowledge into clinical practice. The INTERGROWTH-21(st) Neonatal Group produced an operations manual, which reflects the consensus reached by members of the group regarding standardised definitions of neonatal morbidities and the minimum standards of care to be provided by all centres taking part in the project. The operational definitions and summary management protocols were developed by consensus through a Delphi process based on systematic reviews of relevant guidelines and management protocols by authoritative bodies. This paper describes the process of developing the Basic Neonatal Care Manual, as well as the morbidity definitions and standardised neonatal care protocols applied across all the INTERGROWTH-21(st) participating centres. Finally, thoughts about implementation strategies are presented. © 2013 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

  13. Neonatal blood gas sampling methods

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    You work in a regional neonatal intensive care unit. An 8-day-old ... The baby was born at 28 weeks' gestation with a birth weight of 1. 100 g. ... and arterial blood taken from indwelling arterial lines.2-4 However, even ... tal age of 48 - 72 hours.

  14. Human Parechovirus and Neonatal Encephalitis

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    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Clinical presentation, cranial ultrasound (cUS and MRi findings, and neurodevelopmental outcome of 10 neonates (70% term with human parechovirus (HPeV encephalitis are described by researchers at University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands; University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Universitaire de Quebec, Canada.

  15. Neonatal umbilical inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

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    antenatal scan. The preferred treatment option is resection of the tumor. Spontaneous regression has been described. Ann Pediatr Surg 13:160–162 c 2017 Annals of Pediatric. Surgery. ... Keywords: inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, neonatal tumor, surgical resection ... Other anatomical regions were the brain, the.

  16. Análise de desempenho do Programa de Triagem Neonatal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, de 2005 a 2007 Performance analysis of the Rio de Janeiro State Neonatal Screening Program, 2005-2007

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    Judy Botler

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    Full Text Available As diretrizes enfatizam o momento adequado para a coleta do teste de triagem neonatal entre o 3º e o 7º dias de vida, em 100% dos recém-natos. O tratamento do hipotireoidismo congênito e da fenilcetonúria iniciado até 2 semanas de vida é capaz de evitar as sequelas neurológicas dessas doenças. O programa de triagem neonatal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro foi credenciado para Fase II do Programa Nacional de Triagem Neonatal com dois modelos de programa - modelo A e modelo B. Foi realizada análise de desempenho do PTN de 2005 a 2007. Entre 2002 e 2007, a cobertura foi crescente e chegou a 80,4%, com 33,8% das coletas realizadas até 7 dias. Ambos os modelos tiveram desempenhos semelhantes e aquém das metas preconizadas, com 50% dos casos confirmados obtendo diagnóstico com mais de 48 dias de vida. Os atrasos acumulados nas diversas etapas do processo podem anular os benefícios da detecção precoce, fundamento da triagem neonatal. Os efeitos deletérios de longo prazo transcendem a esfera individual acarretando impacto no sistema de saúde e grande ônus social.Guidelines emphasize that the appropriate time frame for neonatal screening with the heel stick test is from the 3rd to 7th day of life, in 100% of newborns. Treatment for congenital hypothyroidism and phenylketonuria, when initiated in the first two weeks of life, is capable of preventing the neurological sequelae of these diseases. The Rio de Janeiro State Neonatal Screening Program was accredited for Phase 2 of the National Neonatal Screening Program, with two program models (A and B. A performance analysis was conducted for the Neonatal Screening Program, for the years 2005 to 2007. Coverage increased from 2002 to 2007, reaching 80.4%, with 33.8% of the blood samples drawn in the first 7 days of life. The two models showed similar performance, short of the targets, with 50% of the confirmed cases receiving their diagnosis at more than 48 days of life. The delays accumulated in

  17. Análisis del Impacto de un Acuerdo de Libre Comercio entre la UE-Mercosur sobre el Mercado de Trabajo de España, Argentina y Brasil

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    Santos M. Ruesga

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    Full Text Available El Mercosur se ha convertido, en los últimos años, en el socio comercial extra comunitario más dinámico de España, al tiempo que nuestro país es el principal inversor europeo en la zona y el segundo a nivel mundial, por detrás de Estados Unidos. Pero este acercamiento no es sólo exclusivo de España, sino que forma parte de una tendencia percibida también en la Unión Europea. Este hecho está promoviendo un mayor acercamiento institucional entre la Unión Europea y el Mercosur, con vías a la formación de una Zona de Libre Comercio, como se prevé en el acuerdo firmado entre ambos bloques en Madrid en 1995. La formación de dicha zona de libre comercio tendrá, sin duda, importantes efectos sobre los mercados de trabajo pues, como consecuencia de la mayor competencia promovida por el libre comercio, habrá sectores ganadores (es decir, que aumentarán el producto y el empleo y sectores perdedores (que disminuirán el producto y el empleo. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar cuantitativa y cualitativamente el impacto de un acuerdo de libre comercio entre la Unión Europea y el Mercosur sobre el empleo y las relaciones laborales de España, Argentina y Brasil, y proponer medidas de políticas que permitan mitigar dicho impacto. En términos sectoriales, se caracterizaría una relación comercial del tipo norte-sur, como han estudiado los modelos tradicionales de comercio internacional, es decir: los sectores más dinámicos para España en el comercio con los países del Mercosur serían los de mayor contenido tecnológico e intensivos en capital, mientras que para los países del Mercosur, los sectores más dinámicos serían los intensivos en trabajo y materias primas. En términos de empleo, los resultados también serían positivos, aumentando el empleo en todos los países estudiados. En términos sectoriales, los sectores con mayor incremento del empleo después de la firma del acuerdo de libre comercio serían los mismos que

  18. CUIDADO E DIÁLOGO: AS INTERAÇÕES E A INTEGRALIDADE NO COTIDIANO DA ASSISTÊNCIA NEONATAL

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    Patrícia Pinto Braga

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    Full Text Available Estudio más detallado del cuidado diario del recién nacido de riesgo. Propone abarcar cómo interfiere el proceso de comunicación interpersonal en la práctica de la integralidad del cuidado al recién nacido internado en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal. Se optó por el enfoque cualitativo, orientado por el marco teórico-metodológico de la dialéctica y como estrategia de aprehensión de la realidad en base a la observación participante y grupo focal con los profesionales. Estudio elaborado en una maternidad del municipio de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. El análisis de los datos revela que las relaciones de poder intrínsecas al cotidiano del cuidado dialógico deben verse como posibilidades de negociaciones permanentes y de cambios al actuar en la salud. La comunicación fue identificada como estrategia para el logro de acciones integrales. Por lo tanto, es evidente la necesidad de crear espacios para que ella ocurra, con miras a que el cuidado se centre en el recién nacido y su familia.

  19. Advancing Neurologic Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with a Neonatal Neurologist

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    Mulkey, Sarah B.; Swearingen, Christopher J.

    2014-01-01

    Neonatal neurology is a growing sub-specialty area. Given the considerable amount of neurologic problems present in the neonatal intensive care unit, a neurologist with expertise in neonates is becoming more important. We sought to evaluate the change in neurologic care in the neonatal intensive care unit at our tertiary care hospital by having a dedicated neonatal neurologist. The period post-neonatal neurologist showed a greater number of neurology consultations (Pneurology encounters per patient (Pneurology became part of the multi-disciplinary team providing focused neurologic care to newborns. PMID:23271754

  20. Digital.CSIC: el impacto de la ciencia en abierto

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    Martínez Santiago, María Dolores

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    Full Text Available Desde la Oficina Técnica de la Unidad de Recursos de Información Científica para la Investigación (URICI se están llevando a cabo mejoras en el repositorio institucional Digital.CSIC con el objeto de analizar la visibilidad y el impacto de los trabajos depositados a través de estadísticas, citas y otros indicadores. Para optimizar el tiempo de depósito, han desarrollado la pasarela ConCiencia que permite trasvasar los datos bibliográficos y el texto completo al repositorio de forma rápida, tanto es así que a partir del mes de su inauguración ha habido un gran incremento de depósitos en el repositorio.

  1. Los materiales alternativos estabilizados y su impacto ambiental

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    Rubén Salvador Roux Gutierrez

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es resultado de investigaciones desarrolladas a partir de la experimentación de materiales alternativos para la edificación, en especial, relacionado con Bloques de Tierra Comprimida (BTC, que han sido estabilizados con hidróxido de cal y cemento, buscando cumplir con las Normas Mexicanas, en el apartado referente a materiales para uso en mampostería de las edificaciones y así corroborar que estos materiales cumplen con requisitos de calidad, al igual que los materiales convencionales, aunado a la realización del análisis de ciclo de vida (ACV en dos poblaciones de BTC’s estabilizados con cementantes, buscando determinar su impacto ambiental y finalmente poder contrastarlos con las bases de datos existentes de materiales convencionales.

  2. Impacto social de una Tecnociencia: Heberprot-P

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    Odalys Escalante Padrón

    Full Text Available El desarrollo acelerado de la ciencia y la técnica ha proporcionado nuevos conocimientos, entre ellos los relacionados con la biología molecular y celular y particularmente con el descubrimiento del factor de crecimiento epidérmico y su capacidad para estimular la formación de tejido de granulación y acelerar la reepitelización en las úlceras del pie diabético. Los Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología constituyen un campo caracterizado por la heterogeneidad de tendencias que han ido configurando un enfoque más integral, interdisciplinario y responsable de la reflexión sobre la actividad científico-tecnológica. El artículo tiene como objetivo fundamentar el impacto social del Heberprot-P como fruto de una Tecnociencia, mediante un análisis teórico del tema.

  3. Diagnostic imaging in neonatal stroke; Bildgebende Diagnostik des Neonatal stroke

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    Kuhle, S.; Ipsiroglu, O.; Weninger, M. [Universitaetsklinik fuer Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde, Wien (Austria). Abt. fuer Neonatologie, angeborene Stoerungen und Intensivmedizin; Puig, S.; Prayer, D. [Universitaetsklinik fuer Radiodiagnostik, Wien (Austria)

    2000-01-01

    A cerebral artery infarction is an important differential diagnosis in the newborn with neurological abnormalities. Based on clinical data, its incidence is estimated to be 1 in 4000 newborns. Since the course is often subclinical, the true incidence is probably higher. Diagnosis: Cerebral ultrasound and Doppler sonography as readily available screening tools play a central role in the initial diagnosis of neonatal cerebral infarction. Definitive diagnosis is made by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Beside symptomatic anticonvulsive therapy, treatment aims at the prevention of secondary ischemic injury. Discussion: Three term infants with different clinical courses of neonatal stroke are presented to sensitize the clinician and the radiologist for this probably underdiagnosed entity. The role of imaging modalities in the diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal cerebral infarction is discussed. (orig.) [German] Ein Infarkt im Stromgebiet der Zerebralarterien stellt eine wichtige Differentialdiagnose bei neurologischen Auffaelligkeiten in der Neonatalperiode dar. Die Inzidenz wird anhand von klinischer Daten auf 1:4000 Lebendgeborene geschaetzt. Da der Verlauf oft subklinisch ist, liegt die wahre Inzidenz wahrscheinlich hoeher. Diagnose: Bei der Diagnosestellung kommen dem Schaedelultraschall und der Doppelsonographie als leicht verfuegbaren Screening-Methoden eine zentrale Rolle zu. Die definitive Diagnose wird, je nach Verfuegbarkeit, mittels Computertomographie oder Kernspintomographie gestellt. Die Behandlung ist neben der symptomatischen (antikonvulsiven) Therapie auf die Vermeidung von ischaemischen Sekundaerschaeden gerichtet. Diskussion: Wir wollen mit der vorliegenden Arbeit anhand von 3 Kindern mit verschiedenen klinischen Verlaeufen eines sog. Neonatal stroke den Stellenwert der bildgebenden Verfahren bei der Diagnostik und Verlaufskontrolle aufzeigen und die Sensibilitaet fuer dieses vermutlich unterdiagnostizierte Krankheitsbild erhoehen

  4. Colestase neonatal prolongada: estudo prospectivo

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    Full Text Available Em razão da urgência de se decidir por um tratamento clínico ou por uma intervenção cirúrgica imediata, o estudo da colestase neonatal prolongada envolve dois objetivos básicos: o diagnóstico diferencial entre atresia biliar e hepatite neonatal e a pesquisa dos agentes etiológicos associados. Desta maneira, através de estudo prospectivo desenvolvido na década de 1970, foram avaliadas 77 crianças portadoras de colestase neonatal prolongada para estabelecer o diagnóstico diferencial entre atresia biliar e hepatite neonatal e, numa segunda fase, 108 crianças, visando esclarecer a etiopatogenia da colestase neonatal prolongada. Os resultados do diagnóstico diferencial revelaram que, dos 18 atributos avaliados, apenas oito mostraram-se bons indicadores de atresia biliar, em ordem decrescente: ductos proliferados (espaço-porta, fibrose (espaço-porta, colestase (espaço-porta, cor das fezes -- acolia, hepatomegalia, colestase canalicular (lóbulo, infiltrado (espaço-porta, células gigantes (lóbulo. Estes oito atributos foram então compostos, mediante uma ponderação, em um único indicador de grande poder discriminativo, capaz de decidir o diagnóstico diferencial em 99% dos casos. Quanto à etiopatogenia, registrou-se: vírus rubéola 0%, vírus herpes simples 0%, listeriose 0%, citomegalovirose 2,2%, vírus hepatite B 2,4%, toxoplasmose 2,8%, deficiência de alfa-1-antitripsina 13,1%, sífilis 21,1 %, auto-anticorpos hepáticos 58,4%. O trabalho desenvolvido mostra que as 8 variáveis mais decisivas, como indicadoras diferenciais entre atresia biliar e hepatite neonatal, permanecem como índices fundamentais, auxiliando, em conjunto com novos métodos diagnósticos, na composição de uma estratégia multifatorial cada vez menos invasiva e mais precisa. O estudo da etiopatogenia, dependente das condições epidemiológicas locais e da época, com a introdução de novos métodos diagnósticos, torna-se atualmente cada vez mais

  5. Acute symptomatic neonatal seizures in preterm neonates: etiologies and treatments.

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    Pisani, Francesco; Spagnoli, Carlotta

    2017-12-15

    Acute symptomatic neonatal seizures in preterm newborns are a relevant clinical challenge due to the presence of many knowledge gaps. Etiology-wise, acute symptomatic seizures have an age-specific epidemiology, with intraventricular hemorrhage and its complications representing the first cause in extremely and very preterm neonates, whereas other etiologies have similar occurrence rates as in full-term infants. Specific treatment strategies for the premature neonates are not yet available. Studies suggest a similarly low response rate with even more unfavorable prognosis than in full-term infants. Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic changes are likely under way during the preterm period, with the potential to affect both effectiveness and safety of antiepileptic drugs in these patients. However, due to the lack of clear evidence to guide prioritization of second-line drugs, off-label medications are frequently indicated by review papers and flow-charts, and are prescribed in clinical practice. We therefore conclude by exploring potential future lines of research. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Los residentes en las unidades de cuidados intensivos: ¿cuál es su percepción de la formación que reciben?

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    Guillermo Vázquez-Mata

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Este trabajo intenta responder a la pregunta de cuál es la visión que tienen los residentes de su formación en las unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI. Sujetos y métodos. Hemos realizado un estudio cualitativo tipo grounded theory. Los participantes son residentes de cualquier especialidad que estuviesen trabajando en las UCI durante el estudio. El diseño tiene tres partes: percepción subjetiva de los residentes de aquellos aspectos que ellos consideran más útiles para su formación, priorización de las actividades regulares más características de las UCI y entrevistas semiestructuradas con informadores claves. Resultados. Nuestro trabajo identifica que los residentes consideran como eje de su formación la práctica clínica a 'pie de cama' desarrollada con autonomía y apoyada en una buena tutorización. Paralelamente, otras competencias nucleares como la investigación, la comunicación en situaciones complejas, el trabajo en equipo o la gestión de recursos están infravaloradas, mientras que otras como la seguridad del paciente o la bioética no se han detectado en las respuestas de los residentes. Conclusión. La percepción de los residentes sobre formación durante su estancia en las UCI adolece de algunas carencias, dado que ciertos aspectos claves de la medicina actual no se percibien como prioridades en dicha formación.

  7. El sentido de vida de las madres de niños prematuros internados en unidad de Cuidados intensivos neonatales (UCIN

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    María Celeste Gómez

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    Full Text Available La prematuridad es una problemática que se encuentra en aumento a nivel mundial. En Argentina 8 de cada 100 bebés nacen antes de tiempo, de ahí la importancia de sensibilizar a la población sobre este tema. Para la logoterapia la motivación básica y propia del ser humano es su orientación fundamental hacia el sentido, es de- cir, el encontrar y descubrir un porqué y para qué. Tener en cuenta la dimensión existencial de la persona es una forma de acercarnos al problema. Por tal motivo el objetivo del trabajo que se in forma fue relacionar el sentido de vida develado por las madres de niños que se encuentran internados en Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neona- tales (UCIN debido a su nacimiento prematuro con dos factores; por un lado con la capacidad que ellas mismas refieren para informarse adecuadamente acerca de la situación de su hijo y por el otro, con su vinculación con situaciones límite vividas durante el embarazo. Se realizó un estudio experimental con 30 madres de niños prematuros que han pasado por una internación en UCIN en tres instituciones hospitalarias. Se construyó un instrumento con formato de entrevista semidirigida llamado Vivencia de Madres de Niños Nacidos Prematuramente. Los resultados demuestran que las madres con mayor capacidad para solicitar información sobre la situación de sus hijos son las que pudieron dar respuestas acerca de la pregunta sobre el sentido que esta situación les permitía descubrir. En un porcentaje menor pudieron relacionarse las respuestas con situaciones límites vividas con anterioridad.

  8. Neonatal Hyperglycemia due to Transient Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus in Puerto Rico.

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    Fargas-Berríos, N; García-Fragoso, L; García-García, I; Valcárcel, M

    2015-01-01

    Neonatal hyperglycemia is a metabolic disorder found in the neonatal intensive care units. Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a very uncommon cause of hyperglycemia in the newborn, occurring in 1 in every 400,000 births. There are two subtypes of neonatal diabetes mellitus: permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM) and transient neonatal diabetes mellitus (TNDM). We describe a term, small for gestational age, female neonate with transient neonatal diabetes mellitus who presented with poor feeding tolerance and vomiting associated with hyperglycemia (385 mg/dL), glycosuria, and metabolic acidosis within the first 12 hours of life. The neonate was treated with intravenous insulin, obtaining a slight control of hyperglycemia. An adequate glycemia was achieved at 5 weeks of life. The molecular studies showed complete loss of maternal methylation at the TND differentially methylated region on chromosome 6q24. The etiology of this neonate's hyperglycemia was a hypomethylation of the maternal TND locus. A rare cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus must be considered if a neonate presents refractory hyperglycemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in Puerto Rico of transient neonatal mellitus due to the uncommon mechanism of maternal hypomethylation of the TND locus. Its prevalence in Puerto Rico is unknown.

  9. Neonatal hypocalcemia, neonatal seizures, and intellectual disability in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

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    Cheung, Evelyn Ning Man; George, Susan R.; Andrade, Danielle M.; Chow, Eva W. C.; Silversides, Candice K.; Bassett, Anne S.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose Hypocalcemia is a common endocrinological condition in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Neonatal hypocalcemia may affect neurodevelopment. We hypothesized that neonatal hypocalcemia would be associated with rare, more severe forms of intellectual disability in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Methods We used a logistic regression model to investigate potential predictors of intellectual disability severity, including neonatal hypocalcemia, neonatal seizures, and complex congenital heart disease, e.g., interrupted aortic arch, in 149 adults with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Ten subjects had moderate-to-severe intellectual disability. Results The model was highly significant (P < 0.0001), showing neonatal seizures (P = 0.0018) and neonatal hypocalcemia (P = 0.047) to be significant predictors of a more severe level of intellectual disability. Neonatal seizures were significantly associated with neonatal hypocalcemia in the entire sample (P < 0.0001), regardless of intellectual level. There was no evidence for the association of moderate- to-severe intellectual disability with other factors such as major structural brain malformations in this sample. Conclusion The results suggest that neonatal seizures may increase the risk for more severe intellectual deficits in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, likely mediated by neonatal hypocalcemia. Neonatal hypocalcemia often remains unrecognized until the postseizure period, when damage to neurons may already have occurred. These findings support the importance of early recognition and treatment of neonatal hypocalcemia and potentially neonatal screening for 22q11.2 deletions. PMID:23765047

  10. Bartter syndrome: presentation in an extremely premature neonate.

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    Flores, F X; Ojeda, F J; Calhoun, D A

    2013-08-01

    Reports of Bartter syndrome in premature neonates are rare. We describe the presentation and clinical course of a neonate born at 25.6 weeks estimated gestational age with polyuria, hyponatremia, hypokalemia and hypercalciuria ,who was diagnosed with neonatal Bartter syndrome. The evaluation, diagnosis and management of neonatal Bartter syndrome in this premature neonate are discussed.

  11. Neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Initial experience of Hospital de São João

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    G. Rocha

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this series is to report the initial ECMO experience of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Hospital de São João. The first three clinical cases are reported. Case report 1: a 39 weeks gestational age girl with severe lung hypoplasia secondary to a bilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Case report 2: a 39 weeks gestational age girl with a right congenital diaphragmatic hernia and a tracheal stenosis. Case report 3: a 34 weeks gestational age boy, with 61 days of life, with a Bordetella pertussis pneumonia, severe pulmonary hypertension, shock, hyperleukocytosis and seizures. Resumo: O objetivo desta série é apresentar a experiência inicial da Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatais do Hospital de São João com ECMO no recém-nascido. São apresentados os 3 primeiros casos. Caso 1: recém-nascido de 39 semanas de idade gestacional, com hipoplasia pulmonar severa secundária a hérnia diafragmática congénita bilateral. Caso 2: recém-nascido de 39 semanas de idade gestacional, com hérnia diafragmática congénita direita e estenose traqueal. Caso 3: pré-termo de 34 semanas de idade gestacional, sexo masculino, com 61 dias de vida, com pneumonia por Bordetella pertussis, hipertensão pulmonar severa, choque, hiperleucocitose e convulsões. Keywords: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Newborn, Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Tracheal stenosis, Bordetella pertussis infection, Palavras-chave: Oxigenação por membrana extracorporal, Recém-nascido, Hérnia diafragmática congénita, Estenose traqueal, Infeção por Bordetella pertussis

  12. Conocimientos y prácticas del personal de enfermería en el manejo del dolor que experimenta el neonato durante la punción venosa y el paso de sonda orogástrica, realizados en los servicios de cuidados intermedios y la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales (UCIN, de la empresa social del estado, hospital universitario Erasmo Meoz (ese hltem en mayo del 2006

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    Marcela Angarita-Mojica

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Al realizar una revisión exhaustiva se encuentra que a nivel mundial, nacional y en los servicios de cuidados intermedios y la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (UCIN de la Empresa Social del Estado Hospital Universitario Erasmo Meoz (HUEM, existe una evidente carencia en la atención del dolor del recién nacido. Con la presente investigación se pretenden describir los conocimientos y prácticas del personal auxiliar de enfermería en el manejo del dolor neonatal, durante la punción venosa y paso de sonda oro gástrica; para lograr esto se requiere determinar el nivel de conocimientos acerca del dolor en neonatos que maneja el personal, así mismo se identifican las prácticas en el manejo del dolor durante los procedimientos invasivos ya mencionados; y se convierte en un objetivo la creación de un protocolo de atención para el manejo del dolor. Se aplicó un cuestionario de 15 preguntas diligenciado individualmente por las 28 auxiliares que laboran en los dos servicios, y que hacen parte de la muestra. El segundo instrumento corresponde a la aplicación de dos listas de chequeo, mediante la observación realizada por los estudiantes mientras las auxiliares realizaban los procedimientos; finalmente se concluye que la gran parte de la muestra presenta regulares conocimientos y regulares prácticas, pero no se presentaron malos conocimientos y malas prácticas a la vez

  13. Seguimento dos enfermeiros egressos dos cursos de especialização em enfermagem em cuidados intensivos Seguimiento de los enfermeros egresos de los cursos de especialización en enfermería en cuidados intensivos Following up nurses that finished the specialization course on nursing in intensive care

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    Verlaine Andrade

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo busca analisar a contribuição trazida pelos Cursos de Especialização em Cuidados Intensivos realizados na Escola de Enfermagem da USP, cujos objetivos foram: 1 caracterizar a trajetória dos enfermeiros quanto à continuidade do trabalho em UTI; 2 avaliar a contribuição oferecida pelo curso. A população foi composta por 38 enfermeiros egressos, sendo que, destes, 60,5% não mais atuavam na UTI, devido ao fato de assumirem outro cargo na instituição e apresentarem problemas pessoais diversos. Quanto à contribuição oferecida pelo curso, a principal avaliação recaiu na aquisição de conhecimentos (91,7%. No entanto, 74,2% dos enfermeiros afirmaram que o curso não contribuiu para o aumento salarial, o que não os têm impedido de investir no seu aperfeiçoamento profissional.Este estudio busca analizar la contribución de los Cursos de Especialización en Cuidados Intensivos ofrecidos por la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad de São Paulo. Los objetivos fueron: 1 caracterizar la trayectoria de los enfermeros en cuanto a la continuidad del trabajo en Unidade de Tratamiento Intensivo (UTI; 2 evaluar la contribución ofrecida por el Curso. La población fue de 38 enfermeros egresados de los Cursos, el 60,5% no estaban trabajando en UTI por estar ejerciendo otro cargo y también por problemas personales. En cuanto a la contribución ofrecida por el Curso, el principal resultado de la evaluación apunta para la aquisición de conocimientos (91,7%, el 74,2% de los enfermeros dijeron que el Curso no contribuyó para la mejoría de la remuneración; sin embargo, eso no constituyó motivo para que esos enfermeros dejaran de invertir en el progreso profesional.The purpose of this study was to analyse the contribution of the Extension Courses in the Intensive Care held at the Nursing School from USP, with the aim to: 1 Follow up nurses in their work at the ICU. 2 Evaluate the contribution offered by the course. The

  14. Neonatal pustular dermatosis: An overview

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    Sangita Ghosh

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    Full Text Available Neonatal pustular eruption is a group of disorders characterized by various forms of pustulosis seen in first 4 weeks of life. Its presentation is often similar with some subtle differences, which can be further established by few simple laboratory aids, to arrive at a definite diagnosis. Given their ubiquitous presentation, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate among self-limiting, noninfectious, pustular dermatosis such as erythema toxicum neonatorum, transient neonatal pustular melanosis, miliaria pustulosa, etc., and potentially life threatening infections such as herpes simplex virus and varicella zoster virus infections. This review article tries to address the chronological, clinical, morphological, and histological differences among the various pustular eruptions in a newborn, in order to make it easier for a practicing dermatologist to diagnose and treat these similar looking but different entities of pustulation with a clear demarcation between the physiological benign pustular rashes and the infectious pustular lesions.

  15. Maternal Preeclampsia and Neonatal Outcomes

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    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a multiorgan, heterogeneous disorder of pregnancy associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Optimal strategies in the care of the women with preeclampsia have not been fully elucidated, leaving physicians with incomplete data to guide their clinical decision making. Because preeclampsia is a progressive disorder, in some circumstances, delivery is needed to halt the progression to the benefit of the mother and fetus. However, the need for premature delivery has adverse effects on important neonatal outcomes not limited to the most premature infants. Late-preterm infants account for approximately two thirds of all preterm deliveries and are at significant risk for morbidity and mortality. Reviewed is the current literature in the diagnosis and obstetrical management of preeclampsia, the outcomes of late-preterm infants, and potential strategies to optimize fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia.

  16. Neonatal erythroderma – clinical perspectives

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    Full Text Available Christina L Boull, Kristen P Hook Department of Dermatology, Division of Pediatric Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA Abstract: Neonatal erythroderma is rare, but significant as it may be the initial manifestation of an array of infectious, metabolic, and genetic conditions, some of which are life-threatening. Initial management should focus on identifying and treating life threatening etiololgies and complications, including infection, and fluid, electrolyte, and temperature disturbances. Often, the etiology of erythroderma is difficult to quickly identify in the neonate, as there is significant clinical overlap between causative entities. Furthermore, rapid definitive diagnostic tests are lacking. Herein we provide a review of the specific clinical features and diagnostic tests, which can aid in making a correct diagnosis. Skin care for the erythrodermic infant is also discussed. We encourage subspecialist consultation when appropriate to aid in the evaluation, especially when initial testing is nondiagnostic. Keywords: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, cutaneous candidiasis

  17. CT findings in neonatal hypothermia

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    Schulman, H.; Laufer, L.; Berginer, J.; Hertzanu, Y.; Hershkowitz, E.; Berenstein, T.; Sofer, S.; Maor, E.

    1998-01-01

    Background. Newborn infants are particularly prone to hypothermia, a condition with a high mortality. Objective. To study the CT brain patterns in infants with hypothermia and neurological symptoms. Materials and methods. We reviewed the brain CT of nine infants with neonatal hypothermia, multiple organ failure, seizures and coma. Results. Two infants had normal CT scans, acutely and at follow-up, and were clinically normal at follow-up. In seven infants, CT showed diffuse cerebral oedema, with reversal of the normal density relationship between grey and white matter and a relative increased density of the thalami, brainstem and cerebellum - the 'reversal sign'. In six surviving infants with severe developmental delay, follow-up CT revealed cerebral atrophy with multicystic encephalomalacia. Conclusions. The 'reversal sign' has been described in the abused child, birth asphyxia and anoxia due to drowning. Neonatal hypothermia is offered as a further cause. (orig.)

  18. CT findings in neonatal hypothermia

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    Schulman, H.; Laufer, L.; Berginer, J.; Hertzanu, Y. [Department of Radiology, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P. O. Box 151, Beer-Sheva 84101 (Israel); Hershkowitz, E.; Berenstein, T.; Sofer, S. [Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva (Israel); Maor, E. [Department of Pathology, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva (Israel)

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    Background. Newborn infants are particularly prone to hypothermia, a condition with a high mortality. Objective. To study the CT brain patterns in infants with hypothermia and neurological symptoms. Materials and methods. We reviewed the brain CT of nine infants with neonatal hypothermia, multiple organ failure, seizures and coma. Results. Two infants had normal CT scans, acutely and at follow-up, and were clinically normal at follow-up. In seven infants, CT showed diffuse cerebral oedema, with reversal of the normal density relationship between grey and white matter and a relative increased density of the thalami, brainstem and cerebellum - the `reversal sign`. In six surviving infants with severe developmental delay, follow-up CT revealed cerebral atrophy with multicystic encephalomalacia. Conclusions. The `reversal sign` has been described in the abused child, birth asphyxia and anoxia due to drowning. Neonatal hypothermia is offered as a further cause. (orig.) With 6 figs., 1 tab., 13 refs.

  19. Hepatobiliary scan in neonatal Jaundice

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    Nahar, Nurun; Hasan, Mizanul; Karim, M.A.

    2002-01-01

    Jaundice is more or less common in newborn babies. Through physiological jaundice is most common cause of neonatal jaundice, possibility of obstructive jaundice especially biliary atresia should be kept in mind. Early diagnosis of biliary atresia followed by surgical treatment can save baby's life. Otherwise death is inevitable due to liver failure. Hepatobiliary scan is the imaging study of choice in neonatal jaundice especially when there is persistent conjugated hyperbilirubinaemia. Total 27 newborn babies of suspected biliary atresia, aged 14 days to 4 months were referred to Institute of Nuclear Medicine for Hepatobiliary scan. All of them had high serum bilirubin ranged from 6.0 mg/dl with an average of 9.35 ng/dl serum bilirubin level. Ultrasonography of hepatobiliary system was performed in 14 cases showing normal sized liver in 4 cases and hepatomegaly in 10 cases. Hepatobiliary scan was done with 99m Tc-Mebrofenin (Br IDA) after preparing the baby with phenobarbitone for 3-5 days. 20 (67%) cases were scan positive suggesting biliary atresia (BA) and 7(27%) cases were scan negative. In BA there will be increased hepatic uptake of the radionuclide without any significant excretion even in 24 hours delayed images. Presence of radiotracer in the bowel exclude the diagnosis of BA. Early diagnosis of biliary atresia is very important because in this condition surgery should be performed early (within 60 days of life). Studies suggest that hepatobiliary scan after hepatic stimulation with phenobarbitone for a period of 3-5 days is highly accurate for differentiating biliary atresia from other causes of neonatal jaundice. It is very important to perform hepatobiliary scan in a case of neonatal jaundice to exclude biliary atresia for the sake of baby's life.(author)

  20. Systemic fungal infections in neonates

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    Rao S

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Advances in neonatal management have led to considerable improvement in newborn survival. However, early (72hours onset systemic infections, both bacterial and fungal, remain a devastating complication and an important cause of morbidity and mortality in these babies. Most neonatal fungal infections are due to Candida species, particularly Candida albicans. The sources of candidiasis in NICU are often endogenous following colonization of the babies with fungi. About 10% of these babies get colonized in first week of life and up to 64% babies get colonized by 4 weeks of hospital stay. Disseminated candidiasis presents like bacterial sepsis and can involve multiple organs such as the kidneys, brain, eye, liver, spleen, bone, joints, meninges and heart. Confirming the diagnosis by laboratory tests is difficult and a high index of suspicion is required. The diagnosis of fungemia can be made definitely only by recovering the organism from blood or other sterile bodily fluid. Amphotericin B continues to be the mainstay of therapy for systemic fungal infections but its use is limited by the risks of nephrotoxicity and hypokalemia. Newer formulations of amphotericin B, namely the liposomal and the lipid complex forms, have recently become available and have been reported to have lesser toxicity. More recently Indian liposomal Amphotericin B derived from neutral lipids (L-Amp -LRC-1 has shown good response with less toxicity. A clinical trial with this preparation has shown to be safe and efficacious in neonatal fungal infections. Compared to other liposomal preparations, L-Amp-LRC-1 is effective at lower dose and is less expensive drug for the treatment of neonatal candidiasis.

  1. Factores que influyen sobre la aparición de infecciones hospitalarias en los pacientes de cuidados intensivos Factors influencing hospital infection in patients in the intensive care unit

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    Aurora Llanos-Méndez; Carmen Díaz-Molina; José Luis Barranco-Quintana; Visitación García-Ortúzar; Rafael Fernández-Crehuet

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    Objetivo: La acumulación de factores de riesgo en los pacientes atendidos en el hospital es uno de los elementos que condicionan el aumento de la infección nosocomial y su mayor frecuencia en las unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI). Nuestro objetivo es la identificación de los factores de riesgo de la infección nosocomial en la UCI de nuestro hospital. Métodos: Se efectuó un estudio de cohortes prospectivo sobre los 1.134 pacientes ingresados, al menos durante 24 h en dicha UCI durante el a...

  2. Valoración del síndrome de burnout en la salud de las enfermeras de cuidados intensivos del Hospital Eugenio Espejo Julio – Septiembre de 2014

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    Acurio Acurio, Hilda Petrona; Córdoba Benavides, María Eugenia

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    Contexto: El síndrome de Burnout ha sido definido como una respuesta al estrés laboral crónico, se desarrolla entre los profesionales que prestan sus servicios a través de una relación directa y mantenida con las personas, entre los que se encuentran todos los profesionales de la salud. El objetivo de este trabajo fue Identificar la presencia del Síndrome de Burnout en la salud de las enfermeras de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Eugenio Espejo de la ciudad de Quito. Diseño: Es...

  3. Simultaneous occurrence of fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and neonatal neutropenia due to maternal neutrophilic autoantibodies

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    Taaning, Ellen; Jensen, Lise; Varming, Kim

    2012-01-01

    Foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) and neonatal neutropenia caused by maternal autoantibodies against neutrophils are rare disorders. We describe a newborn with severe thrombocytopenia and intracerebral bleeding caused by maternal anti-HPA-3a alloantibodies and mild neutropenia...

  4. Neonatal Hearing screening in tafila

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    Rashed, K.A.

    2007-01-01

    To measure the true prevalence of hearing impairment in neonates in Tafila, Jordan. This retrospective study was carried out at Prince Zeid Hospital, Taflia, Jordan through analysis of data of all births from January 2005 and January 2006. Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE) were measured via the application of echoprobe to both ears. There were two groups of births that were analysed statistically. Hearing impaired neonates were those with two fails or more in each ear. Normal ones were those with 3 pass or more. Of the 1788 babies in the study group, 1622 (90.7%) were enrolled in the study with 9.3% loss rate. 1512 babies were examined on the 2 day of birth, 2 of them had hearing impairment with a rate of 1.2/1000. 110 babies were screened on the day of discharge from the nursery, one of them with hearing defect with a rate of 5.9/1000. Thus, true prevalence of hearing impaiment or failure was 1.7/1000. We conclude that screening for hearing impairment in the neonatal period is easy, informative and the true prevalence of hearing impairment in Tafila is similar to that in different parts of the world. (author)

  5. IMPACTOS DE LAS CARRETERAS SOBRE LA FAUNA SILVESTRE Y SUS PRINCIPALES MEDIDAS DE MANEJO

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    María del Pilar Arroyave

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es presentar el impacto de los proyectos viales sobre la fauna silvestre y evaluar las medidas de manejo de estos efectos. Se revisó y analizó la información de diversos estudios realizados en el mundo, al igual que algunos estudios de impacto ambiental de carreteras que se han desarrollado en Antioquia. Se encontró que los principales impactos son el atropellamiento, el aislamiento de poblaciones y el cambio en los patrones reproductivos de la fauna; esto trae como consecuencia la disminución de las poblaciones de especies de fauna silvestre. También se plantean las estrategias comúnmente implementadas para el manejo de los impactos.

  6. RISK FACTORS IN NEONATAL ANAEROBIC INFECTIONS

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    Full Text Available Anaerobic bacteria are well known causes of sepsis in adults but there are few studies regarding their role in neonatal sepsis. In an attempt to define the incidence of neonatal anaerobic infections a prospective study was performed during one year period. A total number of 400 neonates under sepsis study were entered this investigation. Anaerobic as well as aerobic cultures were sent. The patients were subjected to comparison in two groups: anaerobic culture positive and anaerobic culture negative and this comparison were analyzed statistically. There were 7 neonates with positive anaerobic culture and 35 neonates with positive aerobic culture. A significant statistical relationship was found between anaerobic infections and abdominal distention and pneumonia. It is recommended for those neonates with abdominal distention and pneumonia refractory to antibiotic treatment to be started on antibiotics with anaerobic coverage.

  7. Cirugía neonatal maxilofacial: 10 años de experiencia (1994 a 2005 Maxillofacial neonatal surgery: ten years of experience (1994-2005

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    Zoila del S. López Díaz

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    Full Text Available El universo de estudio estuvo formado por todos los neonatos (21 niños atendidos en nuestro hospital en el período de 1994 a 2005. A todos les realizamos valoración de la patología bucomaxilofacial que presentaron al momento de nacer y que ponía en peligro su vida, y se aplicó tratamiento quirúrgico. Entre las causas que mayor número de veces motivaron necesidad de atención estuvieron la dificultad para la alimentación (85,8 % y la dificultad ventilatoria (61,9 %. En el 61,9 % de los casos se detectó la patología bucomaxilofacial en el examen físico neonatal. En los restantes neonatos fueron detectadas en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. El 80,5 % de los niños nacieron de embarazos a término y tuvieron buen peso al nacer (66,7 %. Predominó el sexo femenino, el color blanco de la piel y la procedencia familiar urbana. Las patologías más frecuentemente tratadas fueron las malformaciones vasculares (19,0 %, el síndrome de Pierre Robin (14,3 % y los tumores bucofaríngeos (14,3 %. Se presentaron complicaciones posoperatorias solo en los pacientes con síndrome de Pierre Robin (2 pacientes; 9,6 %. Fallecieron 5 (21,7 % del total niños estudiados, principalmente pacientes con trisomías, cuyos pesos al nacer estuvieron entre 1000 y 2500 g (80 % y bajo conteo de Apgar al minuto y a los 5 minutos de nacidos.The universe of study was composed of all the neonates (21 seen at our hospital from 1994 to 2005. The oral maxillofacial pathology that they presented at birth and endangered their lives was assessed to apply surgical treatment. Among the main causes requiring medical care were feeding difficulties (85,8 % and ventilatory difficulties (61,9 %. The physical neonatal exam also detected the oral maxillofacial pathology in 61,9 % of cases. The problems in the rest of neonates were detected in the Intensive Care Unit. Of the total number, 80,5 % of children were born from term pregnancy and 66,7 % were born with adequate weight

  8. Structural Connectivity Asymmetry in the Neonatal Brain

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    Ratnarajah, Nagulan; Rifkin-Graboi, Anne; Fortier, Marielle V.; Chong, Yap Seng; Kwek, Kenneth; Saw, Seang-Mei; Godfrey, Keith M; Gluckman, Peter D.; Meaney, Michael J.; Qiu, Anqi

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    Asymmetry of the neonatal brain is not yet understood at the level of structural connectivity. We utilized DTI deterministic tractography and structural network analysis based on graph theory to determine the pattern of structural connectivity asymmetry in 124 normal neonates. We tracted white matter axonal pathways characterizing interregional connections among brain regions and inferred asymmetry in left and right anatomical network properties. Our findings revealed that in neonates, small-...

  9. Estimacion del impacto economico de la sequia agricola en el cultivo de maiz

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    Se realiza una investigacion para determinar el impacto economico que provoca la sequia agricola en el cultivo de maiz en el municipio Venezuela. Se establecen tres escenarios de precipitaciones: seco, normal y lluvioso, asi como los niveles de impactos (bajo, medio y alto) a los que puede estar sometido el cultivo en condiciones de secano. En la investigacion se emplea la matriz de riesgo como herramienta fundamental para la determinacion de perdidas y ganancias financieras, teniendo en cuen...

  10. Neonatal Hyperglycemia due to Transient Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus in Puerto Rico

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Neonatal hyperglycemia is a metabolic disorder found in the neonatal intensive care units. Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM is a very uncommon cause of hyperglycemia in the newborn, occurring in 1 in every 400,000 births. There are two subtypes of neonatal diabetes mellitus: permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM and transient neonatal diabetes mellitus (TNDM. We describe a term, small for gestational age, female neonate with transient neonatal diabetes mellitus who presented with poor feeding tolerance and vomiting associated with hyperglycemia (385 mg/dL, glycosuria, and metabolic acidosis within the first 12 hours of life. The neonate was treated with intravenous insulin, obtaining a slight control of hyperglycemia. An adequate glycemia was achieved at 5 weeks of life. The molecular studies showed complete loss of maternal methylation at the TND differentially methylated region on chromosome 6q24. The etiology of this neonate’s hyperglycemia was a hypomethylation of the maternal TND locus. A rare cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus must be considered if a neonate presents refractory hyperglycemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in Puerto Rico of transient neonatal mellitus due to the uncommon mechanism of maternal hypomethylation of the TND locus. Its prevalence in Puerto Rico is unknown.

  11. NEONATAL CONJUNCTIVITIS AND ITS DRUG SENSITIVITY PATTERN

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Neonatal conjunctivitis is eye discharge in neonates and it is a common infection in neonates in the first month of life. Worldwide, the incidence of neonatal conjunctivitis varies from 1% to 33% depending on the socioeconomic status of the people in the region. In India, the incidence varies from region to region from 0.9 to 35%. MATERIALS AND METHODS Single center prospective study. All neonates of age 0-30 days delivered and referred from neonatal ward of Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital with complaints of eye swelling, redness, conjunctival discharge to the eye department for treatment are included in the study. RESULTS In this study, age group from 0-7 days were most commonly affected by neonatal conjunctivitis. Both eyes were commonly affected together. Neonates born by both LSCS and normal vaginal delivery were almost equally affected. The most common organism found in culture and Gram staining was staphylococci. CONCLUSION Neonatal conjunctivitis is more likely to be acquired postnatally. It acquires during the 1 st week and responds well to local application of antibiotics, which covers common causative bacteria.

  12. Neonatal Vaccination: Challenges and Intervention Strategies.

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    Morris, Matthew C; Surendran, Naveen

    2016-01-01

    While vaccines have been tremendously successful in reducing the incidence of serious infectious diseases, newborns remain particularly vulnerable in the first few months of their life to life-threatening infections. A number of challenges exist to neonatal vaccination. However, recent advances in the understanding of neonatal immunology offer insights to overcome many of those challenges. This review will present an overview of the features of neonatal immunity which make vaccination difficult, survey the mechanisms of action of available vaccine adjuvants with respect to the unique features of neonatal immunity, and propose a possible mechanism contributing to the inability of neonates to generate protective immune responses to vaccines. We surveyed recent published findings on the challenges to neonatal vaccination and possible intervention strategies including the use of novel vaccine adjuvants to develop efficacious neonatal vaccines. Challenges in the vaccination of neonates include interference from maternal antibody and excessive skewing towards Th2 immunity, which can be counteracted by the use of proper adjuvants. Synergistic stimulation of multiple Toll-like receptors by incorporating well-defined agonist-adjuvant combinations to vaccines is a promising strategy to ensure a protective vaccine response in neonates. © 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  13. Foetal and neonatal thyroid disorders.

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    Radetti, G; Zavallone, A; Gentili, L; Beck-Peccoz, P; Bona, G

    2002-10-01

    Thyroid hormones have been shown to be absolutely necessary for early brain development. During pregnancy, both maternal and foetal thyroid hormones contribute to foetal brain development and maternal supply explains why most of the athyreotic newborns usually do not show any signs of hypothyroidism at birth. Foetal and/or neonatal hypothyroidism is a rare disorder. Its incidence, as indicated by neonatal screening, is about 1:4000. Abnormal thyroid development (i.e. agenesia, ectopic gland, hypoplasia) or inborn errors in thyroid hormone biosynthesis are the most common causes of permanent congenital hypothyroidism. Recent studies reported that mutations involving Thyroid Transcriptor Factors (TTF) such as TTF-1, TTF-2, PAX-8 play an important role in altered foetal thyroid development. Deficiency of transcriptor factor (Pit-1, Prop-1, LHX-3) both in mother and in the foetus represents another rare cause of foetal hypothyroidism. At birth clinical picture may be not always so obvious and typical signs appear only after several weeks but a delayed diagnosis could have severe consequences consisting of delayed physical and mental development. Even if substitutive therapy is promptly started some learning difficulties might still arise suggesting that intrauterine adequate levels of thyroid hormones are absolutely necessary for a normal neurological development. Placental transfer of maternal antithyroid antibodies inhibiting fetal thyroid function can cause transient hypothyroidism at birth. If the mother with thyroid autoimmune disease is also hypothyroid during pregnancy and she doesn't receive substitutive therapy, a worse neurological outcome may be expected for her foetus. Foetal and/or neonatal hyperthyroidism is a rare condition and its incidence has been estimated around 1:4000-40000, according to various authors. The most common causes are maternal thyroid autoimmune disorders, such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Rarer non autoimmune causes

  14. Prevalence and characterization of neonatal skin disorders in the first 72 h of life

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    Flávia Pereira Reginatto

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    sazonalidade. Métodos: Recém-nascidos de três maternidades de uma capital brasileira foram selecionados aleatoriamente para serem submetidos ao exame dermatológico realizado por dermatologistas. Resultados: Foram selecionados aleatoriamente 2839 neonatos com até 72 horas de vida, 309 foram excluídos por terem sido admitidos em Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo. Dos 2530 neonatos examinados 49,6% eram da raça branca e 50,5% do sexo masculino. Foi observado algum achado dermatológico em 95,8% dos recém-nascidos; destes, 88,6% tinham lesões cutâneas transitórias neonatal, 42,6% marca de nascimento, 26,8% tinham pustulose benigna neonatal, 2% lesões secundárias ao trauma, 0,5% malformação cutânea e 0,1% doença infecciosa. O achado dermatológico mais frequente foi o lanugo, que foi observado em 38,9% dos neonatos, seguido pela hiperplasia de glândulas sebáceas (35%, melanocitose dérmica (24,6%, descamação da pele (23,3%, eritema tóxico neonatal (23%, mancha salmão (20,4%, eritema da pele (19%, hiperpigmentação da genitália (18,4%, edema palpebral (17,4%, cistos de mília (17,3%, hipertrofia da genitália (12% e xerose cutânea (10,9%. Conclusões: Os achados dermatológicos são frequentemente identificados nos primeiros dias de vida e muitos deles caracterizam a pele do recém-nascido. Os neonatos pardos e aqueles cujas mães apresentavam algum fator de risco gestacional tiveram mais achados dermatológicos. A idade gestacional, a etnia do neonato, o gênero, o índice de Apgar, o tipo de parto e a sazonalidade influenciaram na presença de manifestações cutâneas específicas. Keywords: Newborn, Neonatology, Child health services, Child health, Infant care, Skin manifestations, Palavras-chave: Recém-nascido, Neonatologia, Serviços de saúde da criança, Saúde da criança, Cuidado do lactente, Manifestações cutâneas

  15. Pelayanan Kesehatan Ibu dan Kematian Neonatal

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    Desy Fitri Yani

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    Full Text Available Indonesia bersama seluruh negara berkembang berupaya mencapai kesepakatan Millenium Development Goals (MDGs dengan salah satu sasaran menurunkan angka kematian neonatal dari 20 per 1.000 kelahiran hidup menjadi 15 per 1.000 kelahiran hidup. Penelitian ini bertujuan mengetahui hubungan pelayanan kesehatan ibu dengan kematian neonatal di Kabupaten Lampung Timur tahun 2011. Penelitian dengan desain studi kasus kontrol ini mengamati kasus ibu yang mengalami kematian neonatal dan kontrol ibu yang tidak mengalami kematian neonatal. Analisis multivariat menemukan pelayanan antenatal dan pertolongan persalinan berhubungan secara signifikan dengan kematian neonatal, setelah mengendalikan variabel umur ibu dan riwayat kehamilan (OR = 16,32; nilai p = 0,000; dan (OR = 18,36; nilai p = 0,31. Bayi yang dilahirkan dari Ibu dengan pelayanan antenatal tidak lengkap berisiko mengalami kematian neonatal 16,32 dan 18,36 kali lebih besar daripada bayi yang dilahirkan. Ibu dengan pelayanan antenatal lengkap dan penolong persalinan profesional. Tidak ada hubungan penolong persalinan dengan kematian neonatal, setelah mengontrol variabel pelayanan antenatal, umur ibu, riwayat kehamilan, riwayat penyakit, dan riwayat persalinan. Disarankan meningkatkan kualitas pelayanan antenatal dengan memerhatikan faktor umur ibu dan riwayat persalinan, mengembangkan kegiatan audit maternal perinatal serta meningkatkan keterampilan petugas penolong persalinan. All developing countries including Indonesia seek to reach agreement the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s. It is objectives include reducing neonatal mortality by 25 percent from 20 per 1,000 live birth to 15 per 1,000 live births. This study aimed to determine the relationship of maternal health services with neonatal mortality in East Lampung District in 2011. This study used case control design to compare between the groups of mother whom have neonatal deaths (cases and neonatal life (control in East Lampung District in

  16. Procedural pain in neonatal units in Kenya.

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    Kyololo, O'Brien Munyao; Stevens, Bonnie; Gastaldo, Denise; Gisore, Peter

    2014-11-01

    To determine the nature and frequency of painful procedures and procedural pain management practices in neonatal units in Kenya. Cross-sectional survey. Level I and level II neonatal units in Kenya. Ninety-five term and preterm neonates from seven neonatal units. Medical records of neonates admitted for at least 24 h were reviewed to determine the nature and frequency of painful procedures performed in the 24 h period preceding data collection (6:00 to 6:00) as well as the pain management interventions (eg, morphine, breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, containment, non-nutritive sucking) that accompanied each procedure. Neonates experienced a total of 404 painful procedures over a 24 h period (mean=4.3, SD 2.0; range 1-12); 270 tissue-damaging (mean=2.85, SD 1.1; range 1-6) and 134 non-tissue-damaging procedures (mean=1.41, SD 1.2; range 0-6). Peripheral cannula insertion (27%) and intramuscular injections (22%) were the most common painful procedures. Ventilated neonates and neonates admitted in level II neonatal units had a higher number of painful procedures than those admitted in level I units (mean 4.76 vs 2.96). Only one procedure had a pain intensity score documented; and none had been performed with any form of analgesia. Neonates in Kenya were exposed to numerous tissue-damaging and non-tissue-damaging procedures without any form of analgesia. Our findings suggest that education is needed on how to assess and manage procedural pain in neonatal units in Kenya. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  17. Proyectar con la naturaleza mediante la Metodología de los Estudios de Impacto Ambiental en ordenaciones residenciales

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    Higueras García, Esther

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    Proyectar con la naturaleza mediante la Metodología de los Estudios de Impacto Ambiental en ordenaciones residenciales .- Procedimiento de acción en la planificación ambiental .- Las técnicas de agregación de impactos .- Las afecciones de los planes de ordenación sobre el territorio. .- Las medidas preventivas y correctoras de planes .- Evaluación critica de los estudios de impacto ambiental

  18. Control borroso para la valoración del impacto ambiental generado por contaminantes emergentes en aguas residuales hospitalarias

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    La valoración de impactos ambientales está sujeta a imprecisión, vaguedad y subjetividad. Estas características son extensivas al impacto generado por la presencia de contaminantes emergentes -fármacos- en aguas residuales hospitalarias, por lo que este trabajo propone valorar el impacto de dichos contaminantes mediante un sistema de inferencia borrosa, utilizando el toolbox fuzzy logic de MATLAB®, aplicando el sistema experto Mamdani. Los conjuntos borrosos de entrada se establecieron a part...

  19. El Programa Intensivo Erasmus “Towards a Scientific Career: an Introductory Course for Research in Biomedicine and Biotechnology - BIOMED-TECH”

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    Full Text Available Dentro del Programa Erasmus Intensivo, y con el objetivo de dirigir alumnos hacia una carrera profesional en el ámbito de la investigación en Biomedicina y Biotecnología aprovechando la fortaleza que aporta el Campus de Excelencia Internacional de la Universidad de Granada (CEI-BioTic como Institución Coordinadora y las universidades de Nottingham (Reino Unido y Bayreuth (Alemania se ha organizado un Workshop destinado a 15 alumnos de másteres relacionados de una manera no excluyente con las áreas de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de forma que participan 5 alumnos de cada una de las Universidades. Como empresas agregadas al proyecto han participado Abbott Laboratories SA, Bio-Iliberis R&D y Neuron Bio así como la Fundación MEDINA. También participarán profesores invitados de prestigio de Universidades y centros de investigación externos al consorcio. El Workshop se ha orientado hacia la tutorización de los alumnos, talleres/prácticas en el campo de la Biomedicina y Biotecnología, visitas programadas a empresas del área, charlas y mesas redondas. Como resultado de estas actividades, que se encuentran en su segunda edición, se ha conseguido en gran medida que los alumnos orienten su actividad profesional hacia la investigación en Biomedicina y/o Biotecnología, conozcan aspectos prácticos de la carrera científica académica y en la industria, conozcan los perfiles científicos profesionales y establezcan una red inicial de contactos en instituciones públicas así como en la industria. Otros resultados alcanzados para el profesorado ha sido el facilitar la cooperación entre universidades y con la industria y establecer procedimientos docentes para la motivación del alumnado hacia la investigación como salida profesional. Actividad financiada por el Organismo Autónomo de Programas Educativos Europeos (OAPEE  2012-1-ES1-ERA10-0083, El Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales y el Campus de Excelencia CEI-BIOTIC de la

  20. Estudio económico de la infección nosocomial en una unidad de cuidados intensivos pediátricos

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio prospectivo-descriptivo de aquellos pacientes que adquirieron una infección nosocomial en los diferentes servicios del hospital y que por la gravedad de ella requirieron de su traslado a la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI del Hospital Pediátrico Provincial Docente de Sancti Spíritus, durante un período de 2 años. Se valoró la repercusión económica que ocasionaron estos pacientes mediante diferentes variables, tal como el promedio de estadía que fue superior a los ingresados por otras causas en la UCI; se destaca cómo se incrementaron los costos por medicamentos, para ser menor en hemoderivados y complementarios. Se determinó el costo total que ocasionaron estos pacientes que fue de $ 30 392,60, lo que representó el 5,23 % de los gastos del servicio y que hubiesen sido suficientes para cubrir aproximadamente 40 días de funcionamiento de la UCI. La infección intrahospitalaria no sólo constituye una complicación generalmente grave y que pone en peligro la vida del paciente, sino también implica un gasto económico adicional por una afección que puede y debe ser evitada.A prospective-descriptive study was performed in those patients with acquired nosocomial infection in different hospital services, and because of its severity, was necessary its transfer to Intensive Care Unit (ICU of Teaching Provincial Hospital of Sancti Spíritus province, for a period of 2 years. We assessed financial burden produced by this situation through different variables, such as, stage average was higher to that of admitted in ICU by other causes. We emphasize how drug costs were increased, which were lower to hemoderivatives and complementary ones. Total cost incured by these patients was of $30 392,60, accounted for 5,23 % of service costs otherwise enough to cover almost 40 days of work in ICU. Intrahospital infection, not only is a generally severe complication that threaten life of patient but also involve a further

  1. Mortalidad por Acinetobacter baumannii en unidades de cuidados intensivos en Colombia Acinetobacter baumannii - related mortality in intensive care units in Colombia

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    Elkin V Lemos

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar la mortalidad en pacientes infectados por Acinetobacter baumannii multisensibles con pacientes infectados por A. baumannii multirresistentes hospitalizados en unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI de Colombia. MÉTODOS: Estudio prospectivo, observacional y multicéntrico. Se incluyó a 165 pacientes ingresados en las UCIs participantes entre abril de 2006 y abril de 2010. Se comparó la mortalidad de los pacientes con aislamientos clínicos de A. baumannii multirresistentes frente a aquellos multisensibles al día 14 y 30 de hospitalización. RESULTADOS: De los 165 pacientes adultos que presentaron infecciones asociadas al cuidado en salud (IACS por A. baumannii, en 62 se encontraron bacterias multisensibles y en 103, multirresistentes. No se hallaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la mortalidad al día 14 de hospitalización en UCI. Sí se observaron en cambio diferencias significativas (P OBJECTIVE: Compare mortality in multidrug-susceptible Acinetobacter baumannii infected patients and multidrug-resistant A. baumannii-infected patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs in Colombia. METHODS: A prospective, observational, and multicenter study. A total of 165 patients admitted to the participating ICUs from April 2006 to April 2010 were included. On day 14 and day 30 of hospitalization, mortality in multidrug-resistant patients with clinical isolates of A. baumannii was compared with that in multidrug-susceptible patients. RESULTS: Of the 165 adult patients who had health care-associated infections (HAI caused by A. baumannii, multidrug-susceptible bacteria were found in 62 patients and multidrug-resistant bacteria in 103. Statistically significant differences in mortality on day 14 of hospitalization in the ICU were not found. On the other hand, significant differences (P < 0.05 in mortality on day 30 of hospitalization were observed between patients with multidrug-resistant isolates and those with

  2. Respuesta productiva de una pastura de gramas nativas bajo pastoreo rotacional intensivo en clima cálido húmedo

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    M. A. Alonso-Díaz

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    Full Text Available En el trópico húmedo de Veracruz se estimó la respuesta productiva de una pastura de gramas nativas bajo pastoreo rotacional intensivo, con ganado Cebú Brahman, de junio de 1994 a mayo de 1997, con periodos variables de ocupación (1-3 días y recuperación (10-151 días. Se muestrearon seis divisiones (3.0 ± 0.5 ha/división. La MS presente, antes y después del pastoreo en sequía (marzo-junio; 2,135 y 1,402 kg/ ha, fue inferior a “nortes” (noviembre-febrero; 2,846 y 1,909 kg/ha y lluvias (julio-octubre; 2,844 y 1,864 kg/ha, sin diferencia entre sí. Se encontraron diferencias para peso vivo del becerro en sequía, lluvias y “nortes” (71, 142 y 161 kg/cabeza. La carga animal en sequía (2.0 unidades animal [UA = 450 kg de peso vivo]/ha fue inferior a la de “nortes” (2.4 UA/ha y lluvias (2.3 UA/ha que no difirieron entre sí. La época no afectó el contenido de: proteína cruda de la MS presente antes del pastoreo (9.3 ± 1.7%, los días de recuperación (50 ± 26, el peso vivo de la vaca (397 ± 11 kg/cabeza, la tasa absoluta de crecimiento (41 ± 33 kg MS/ ha/día, la disponibilidad de MS (5.8 ± 2.6 kg MS/100 kg PV, el consumo de materia seca (2.3 ± 1.5 kg MS/100 kg PV y grado de uso de la MS disponible (40 ± 22%. La carga animal media del presente estudio duplicó la tradicional de 1.0 UA/ha para gramas nativas, lo que sugiere un potencial productivo mayor de estas pasturas en la región.

  3. LOS SISTEMAS SILVOPASTORILES INTENSIVOS SSPI, HERRAMIENTA DE MITIGACIÓN Y ADAPTACIÓN AL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO

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    Enrique Murgueitio Restrepo

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    Full Text Available Los sistemas silvopastoriles intensivos SSPi empiezan a considerarse como una herramienta de mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático (CC en la medida que logren expandirse. El SSPi pueden producir 12 veces más carne que el pastoreo extensivo y 4.5 veces más que los pastos mejorados sin árboles pero las emisiones de metano (CH4 no se incrementan en igual proporción siendo 6.8 y 2.8 veces mayores en el SSPi respectivamente, razón por la cual las emisiones del mismo gas por tonelada de carne son 1.8 veces menores en el SSPi que en el pastoreo extensivo. En pastoreo extensivo, para producir 10,000 toneladas de carne se requieren casi 150,000 hectáreas de tierra, que además tienen un balance negativo de emisiones de CO2 eq (más de 48,000 ton. Por el contrario, si la misma cantidad de carne se produce con SSPi, se requieren tan solo algo más de doce mil hectáreas que además tienen un balance de GEI positivo, reduciendo las emisiones de CO2eq en más de 3,000 toneladas. En cuanto a adaptación al CC, los SSPi la favorecen porque mantienen la humedad del suelo, reducen las altas temperaturas ambientales en los potreros mejorando también la productividad y calidad de los forrajes, además de reducir la estacionalidad de la producción de carne y leche. En condiciones de la región del Caribe seco de Colombia, los SSPi reducen la temperatura promedio anual (2 a 3 ºC; en los días más calientes las diferencias llegan a ser hasta de 13ºC; incrementan la humedad relativa en las regiones secas (entre 10 y 20% y reducen la evapotranspiración (1.8 mm/día. Se concluye que es los SSPi aportan a la mitigación y la adaptación de la ganadería tropical al CC.

  4. Etiologies of Prolonged Unconjugated Hyperbilirubinemia in Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Wards

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    Mohammad Kazem Sabzehei

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    Full Text Available Background: Jaundice is a common condition among neonates. Prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia occurs when jaundice persists beyond two weeks in term neonates and three weeks in preterm neonates. This study aimed to determine the etiologies of prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in infants admitted to the neonatal ward of Besat Hospital in Hamadan, Iran. Methods: This study was conducted on all infants diagnosed with prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia during 2007-2012 in the neonatal ward of Besat Hospital in Hamadan, Iran. Demographic characteristics of infants, physical examination and laboratory findings were collected and analyzed to determine the etiologies of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Results: In total, 100 infants diagnosed with neonatal hyperbilirubinemia were enrolled in this study, including 49 male and 51 female neonates with mean age of 20±1 days and mean bilirubin level of 17.5±4.0 mg/dL. Main causes of hyperbilirubinemia were urinary tract infection, ABO incompatibility, hypothyroidism and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in 14%, 5%, 6% and 5% of neonates, respectively. Moreover, unknown etiologies, such as breastfeeding, were detected in 70% of the studied infants. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, determining the main causes of prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in neonates is of paramount importance. In the majority of cases, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is associated with physiological factors, such as breastfeeding.

  5. Evaluation of Neonates with Ventriculitis

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    Ferda Ozlu

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    Full Text Available Backgroud: Neonatal meningitis and ventriculitis still remain a problem with high mortality in spite of systemic and intraventricular antibiotics. Ventriculitis due to repeated taps is a serious problem of posthemorragic hydrocephalus in preterm infants. Methods: In this study, we evaluated 16 infants with ventriculitis followed at Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between January 1999-December 2004. Results: Mean gestational week was 33± 5 (25-40 weeks and mean birth weight was 2096 ± 912 (980-3500 grams. Venticulitis was diagnosed at 38 ± 22 days. Eleven of the infants had intraventricular hemorrhage and 15 had hydrocephalus, 5 of whom had congenital hydrocephalus. Drainage of CSF was performed by taps in 13 infants. Gram negative microorganisms (Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa were predominating in cultures. Both intravenous and intraventricular antibiotic treatment was performed according to the cerebrospinal fluid cultures. Vancomycine and amicasine as intraventricular therapy were performed for 28 ±17 days. Cerebrospinal fluid protein levels increased significantly at 8 infant during intraventricular therapy. Mean cerebrospinal fluid protein at the begining of intraventricular treatment was 624.1± 429.1 (109-1330 mg/dl while on 14th day of treatment it was 993.7± 582.2 (89-1750 mg/dl. Seven of the infants were ventriculoperitoneal shunted 6 of them were reinfected. Seven of the infants were died during treatment, 1 infant with ventriculoperitoneal shunt was treated and 8 infants were discharged during treatment because of parents’ refusal of therapy. Conclusion: Despite the new treatment regimens, the ventriculitis still remains a problem because of nonstandardized practice in neonatal care. [Cukurova Med J 2013; 38(4.000: 553-558

  6. Imaging of the neonatal CNS

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    2006-01-01

    Imaging of the central nervous system is one of the major tasks of Paediatric Radiology, particularly in newborns, who present with a variety of conditions that need more or less urgent imaging. Imaging is usually performed primarily by bedside US, in rare cases supplemented by a skull or spine radiograph. For more detailed information and preoperatively, MRI has become the neuroimaging tool. Thus, CT today is only used for acute trauma assessment, for assessment of potential cerebral calcifications or when MRI is not available. In cases with vascular anomalies or unsuccessful punctures, image guided interventions (embolisation) or image guidance for access (lumbar puncture, puncture of skull collections ...) may become necessary. This article tries to give a brief overview on the common disease entities, their typical imaging features in the major modalities applied and the implications of imaging potential for indication and choice of imaging method. In general, acute assessment may become everywhere and major features of important diseases should be recognised not to miss conditions which need urgent treatment or referral to a dedicated paediatric unit. Many other conditions will only be seen at centres with a dedicated neonatal care unit and dedicated paediatric radiologist who then also will be able to provide proper imaging with adapted protocols and methods for these partially severely sick babies. As these specific features and adapted capabilities as well as dedicated training and clinical experience are necessary for providing best results and proper handling in neonates, many neonatal conditions will not be imaged at a peripheral site, but primarily should be referred to a paediatric (radiology) centre

  7. Foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopaenia

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    Kaplan Cecile

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Foetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopaenia (NAIT results from maternal alloimmunisation against foetal platelet antigens inherited from the father and different from those present in the mother, and usually presents as a severe isolated thrombocytopaenia in otherwise healthy newborns. The incidence has been estimated at 1/800 to 1/1 000 live births. NAIT has been considered to be the platelet counterpart of Rh Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn (RHD. Unlike RHD, NAIT can occur during a first pregnancy. The spectrum of the disease may range from sub-clinical moderate thrombocytopaenia to life-threatening bleeding in the neonatal period. Mildly affected infants may be asymptomatic. In those with severe thrombocytopaenia, the most common presentations are petechiae, purpura or cephalohaematoma at birth, associated with major risk of intracranial haemorrhage (up to 20% of reported cases, which leads to death or neurological sequelae. Alloimmune thrombocytopaenia is more often unexpected and is usually diagnosed after birth. Once suspected, the diagnosis is confirmed by demonstration of maternal antiplatelet alloantibodies directed against a paternal antigen inherited by the foetus/neonate. Post-natal management involves transfusion of platelets devoid of this antigen, and should not be delayed by biological confirmation of the diagnosis (once the diagnosis is suspected, especially in case of severe thrombocytopaenia. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to reduce the chances of death and disability due to haemorrhage. Due to the high rate of recurrence and increased severity of the foetal thrombocytopaenia in successive pregnancies, antenatal therapy should be offered. However, management of high-risk pregnancies is still a matter of discussion.

  8. Impactos ambientais e sociais da Copa do Mundo de 2014

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    Marilia Carla de Mello Gaia

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Desde a escolha do Brasil, em 2007, para sediar a Copa do Mundo de Futebol de 2014 e as Olimpíadas de 2016, este é um tema recorrente na mídia e em demais espaços de socialização dos brasileiros. Muitas discussões a cerca destes megaeventos esportivos envolvem os benefícios relacionados ao incentivo ao esporte nacional, ao incremento no turismo e na economia e às obras de infraestrutura (sistema de transporte urbano, aeroportos, arenas esportivas, comércio, etc.. A partir das manifestações populares em junho de 2013, principalmente, amplia-se em uma parcela da população brasileira um outro olhar sobre estes eventos esportivos, sobretudo os questionamentos relacionados às necessidades sociais da população em detrimento dos astronômicos investimentos financeiros e políticos para a Copa. Neste contexto, este artigo se destina a discutir alguns elementos envolvidos nos impactos sociais e ambientais da realização da Copa do Mundo de Futebol e das Olimpíadas no Brasil.

  9. El impacto del TLC frente al derecho comunitario andino

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    Marcel Tangarife Torres

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    Full Text Available En esta conferencia analiza el impacto del Tratado de Libre Comercio que se celebrará entre la República de Colombia y los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica frente al Derecho Comunitario Andino, con gran importancia en los temas relacionados con la propiedad intelectual. Adicional a lo anterior se suma un aspecto trascendental y es la supervivencia de la Comunidad Andina de Naciones y en este sentido se cuestiona la coexistencia de las normas comunitarias en relación con las previstas en el Tratado de Libre Comercio. De esta manera, se examina el marco constitucional del Tratado de Libre Comercio y del Acuerdo de Cartagena, para así determinar las características que tienen esta clase de tratados y con ello establecer el nivel jerárquico que le corresponden dentro del ordenamiento jurídico Colombiano. Finalmente se observa la prevalencía de las normas del Acuerdo de Cartagena y el Tratado de Libre Comercio o viceversa, para con ello encontrar soluciones frente a los posibles conflictos de normas que se pueden presentar por la coexistencia de dichas normatividades.

  10. Compressibilidade de um solo sob sistemas de pastejo rotacionado intensivo irrigado e não irrigado Soil compressibility under non-irrigated and irrigated short duration grazing systems

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    C. L. R. Lima

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O incremento da produtividade das pastagens tem sido associado ao comportamento à compressão dos solos. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: quantificar as curvas de compressão e a pressão de preconsolidação em sistemas de pastejo intensivo rotacionado irrigado e não irrigado. Foram coletadas 96 amostras indeformadas de solo em quatro ciclos sucessivos de pastejo instalado com capim Tanzânia (Panicum maximum Jacq. em um Argissolo Vermelho. Após saturadas com água e equilibradas no potencial (psi: -10 kPa, as amostras foram pesadas e submetidas ao ensaio de compressão uniaxial com a aplicação sucessiva e contínua de pressões de 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1.000, 1.300 e 1.600 kPa. Os resultados comprovaram a hipótese de que houve diferença na compressibilidade do solo sob os sistemas de pastejo rotacionado intensivo irrigado e não irrigado. A maior compactação inicial verificada no sistema de pastejo rotacionado intensivo irrigado favoreceu o deslocamento das curvas de compressão uniaxial para valores superiores de densidade do solo. A pressão de preconsolidação foi significativamente superior no quarto ciclo de pastejo no sistema de pastejo rotacionado intensivo irrigado em relação ao sistema pastejo rotacionado intensivo não irrigado.Increment in pasture productivity has been associated with the understanding of the soil behavior under compression. The objective of this research was to quantify (a the compression curves and (b the preconsolidation pressure of the soils under non-irrigated and irrigated short duration grazing systems. Ninety-six undisturbed soil samples were taken from the four successive pasture cycles of Tanzania grass (Panicum maximum Jacq. in a Hapludalf. The samples were saturated in water and equilibrated at the matrix potential (psi: -10 kPa and then were weighed and submitted to an uniaxial compression test, applying the following pressures: 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1,000, 1,300, and

  11. Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection.

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    James, Scott H; Kimberlin, David W

    2015-09-01

    Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and HSV-2 infections are highly prevalent worldwide and are characterized by establishing lifelong infection with periods of latency interspersed with periodic episodes of reactivation. Acquisition of HSV by an infant during the peripartum or postpartum period results in neonatal HSV disease, a rare but significant infection that can be associated with severe morbidity and mortality, especially if there is dissemination or central nervous system involvement. Diagnostic and therapeutic advances have led to improvements in mortality and, to a lesser extent, neurodevelopmental outcomes, but room exists for further improvement. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Clinical significance of neonatal menstruation.

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    Brosens, Ivo; Benagiano, Giuseppe

    2016-01-01

    Past studies have clearly shown the existence of a spectrum of endometrial progesterone responses in neonatal endometrium, varying from proliferation to full decidualization with menstrual-like shedding. The bleedings represent, similar to what occurs in adult menstruation, a progesterone withdrawal bleeding. Today, the bleeding is completely neglected and considered an uneventful episode of no clinical significance. Yet clinical studies have linked the risk of bleeding to a series of events indicating fetal distress. The potential link between the progesterone response and major adolescent disorders requires to be investigated by prospective studies. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Neuropathic bladder in the neonate.

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    Carr, Michael C

    2014-09-01

    The management of infants born with myelomeningocele depends on understanding how their bladder stores and empties urine. Storage at low pressure with effective emptying periodically throughout the day is the goal. Intervention is designed to impact on one or both of these processes so that infants can remain infection-free and at the same time allow for appropriate renal growth over time. Urodynamic evaluation plays an important role, so that neonates can be stratified according to their risk. Most patients require intermittent catheterization and pharmacotherapy to achieve these goals at some point in their lives. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Neonate with Mycoplasma hominis meningoencephalitis given moxifloxacin

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    Wildenbeest, Joanne G.; Said, Ines; Jaeger, Bregje; van Hest, Reinier M.; van de Beek, Diederik; Pajkrt, Dasja

    2016-01-01

    Mycoplasma hominis is a commensal organism in the genitourinary tract that can cause life-threatening CNS infections in neonates after intrauterine infection or through vertical transmission during birth. We present a case of an 11-day-old neonate presenting with fever and supporting laboratory

  15. Neurological status in severely jaundiced Zimbabwean neonates

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    Wolf, M. J.; Beunen, G.; Casaer, P.; Wolf, B.

    1998-01-01

    Neurological status was studied in 50 jaundiced infants with a total serum bilirubin of > 400 mumol/l (23.4 mg/dl). Infants were assessed in the neonatal period with the Neonatal Neurological Examination and 4 months of age with the Infant Motor Screen. Twenty-six (52 per cent) infants were

  16. Outcome of neonatal surgeries in Nnewi, Nigeria

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    Prune belly syndrome. 2 (1.4). Neonatal testicular torsion. 2 (1.4). Vaginal atresia. 1 (0.7). Musculoskeletal. Abscesses. 6 (4.1). Congenital cutis aplasia. 2 (1.4). Tumours. Sacrococcygeal teratoma. 4 (2.7). Cystic hygroma. 2 (1.4). Cervical teratoma. 2 (1.4). Total. 147 (100.0). Outcome of neonatal surgeries Ekwunife et al.

  17. Neurodevelopmental outcome after neonatal perforator stroke

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    Ecury-Goossen, Ginette M; van der Haer, Marit; Smit, Liesbeth S; Feijen-Roon, Monique; Lequin, Maarten; de Jonge, Rogier C J; Govaert, Paul; Dudink, Jeroen

    AIM: To assess outcome after neonatal perforator stroke in the largest cohort to date. METHOD: Survivors from a cohort of children diagnosed with neonatal perforator stroke using cranial ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging were eligible for inclusion. Recovery and Recurrence Questionnaire

  18. Teamwork in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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    Barbosa, Vanessa Maziero

    2013-01-01

    Medical and technological advances in neonatology have prompted the initiation and expansion of developmentally supportive services for newborns and have incorporated rehabilitation professionals into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) multidisciplinary team. Availability of therapists specialized in the care of neonates, the roles of…

  19. Neonatal malaria complicated by hypoglycaemia and ...

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    There is no established and widely accepted guidelines for clinical management of severe neonatal malaria. The aim of this paper is to raise the alertness of physicians regarding the occurrence of severe malaria in the neonatal period and to describe the treatment modality we adopted (in the absence of an internationally ...

  20. Factors infleuncing neonatal septicaemia in Maiduguri, north ...

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    BACKGROUND: Neonatal septicaemia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in the tropics. The risk factors vary, and the clinical features of neonatal septicaemia may be vague and nonspecific, therefore a high index of suspicion is vital to early diagnosis and treatment. The aetiological agents ...

  1. The study of thrombocytopenia in sick neonates

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    Aman, I.; Hassan, K.A.; Ahmad, T.M.

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To determine the number of cases and manifestations of thrombocytopenia in sick neonates. Subjects and Methods: A total of 365 neonates from 0-28 days of age admitted with different clinical problems irrespective of birth weight and gestational age were evaluated for thrombocytopenia. These neonates were categorized into five different groups (A-E), which were of neonatal infections, asphyxia neonatorum, preterm and smallness for gestational age, jaundice and miscellaneous respectively. Results: Out of 365 cases, 88 were found to have thrombocytopenia (platelet counts < 150,000 per mm/sup 3/) which was 24.1% of the total. In group A (neonatal infections), out of 152 neonates, 62 had low platelet counts (40.78%). In group B (neonatal asphyxia), out of 90 only 11 had thrombocytopenia (12.2%). In group C (preterm and small for gestational age), out of 60 cases only 9 had thrombocytopenia. In group D (jaundice), all 33 cases had normal platelet counts. In group E (miscellaneous), out of 30 cases only 6 had thrombocytopenia. The common manifestations in thrombocytopenic babies were petechiae and bruises followed by gastrointestinal hemorrhages. The percentage of manifest thrombocytopenia cases was 56.8% and of occult thrombocytopenia 43.1 %. Conclusion: The leading causes of thrombocytopenia in sick neonates are infections, asphyxia, complicated pre- maturity and smallness for gestational age. Apart from the platelet counts the bleeding mainfestations also depend upon the underlying ailments. (author)

  2. Neonatal maxillary orthopedics: past to present

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    Kuijpers-Jagtman, A.M.; Prahl, C.; Berkowitz, S.

    2013-01-01

    Neonatal maxillary orthopedics was introduced in the treatment protocol for cleft lip and palate in the 1950s of the last century. A wide range of appliances has been designed with pin-retained active appliances at one end of the spectrum and passive appliances at the other. Although neonatal

  3. Perinatal pharmacology: applications for neonatal neurology.

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    Smits, Anne; Allegaert, Karel

    2011-11-01

    The principles of clinical pharmacology also apply to neonates, but their characteristics warrant a tailored approach. We focus on aspects of both developmental pharmacokinetics (concentration/time relationship) and developmental pharmacodynamics (concentration/effect relationship) in neonates. We hereby aimed to link concepts used in clinical pharmacology with compound-specific observations (anti-epileptics, analgosedatives) in the field of neonatal neurology. Although in part anecdotal, we subsequently illustrate the relevance of developmental pharmacology in the field of neonatal neurology by a specific intervention (e.g. whole body cooling), specific clinical presentations (e.g. short and long term outcome following fetal exposure to antidepressive agents, the development of new biomarkers for fetal alcohol syndrome) and specific clinical needs (e.g. analgosedation in neonates, excitocytosis versus neuro-apoptosis/impaired synaptogenesis). Copyright © 2011 European Paediatric Neurology Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Neonatal tetanus associated with skin infection.

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    Maharaj, M; Dungwa, N

    2016-08-03

    A 1-week-old infant was brought to a regional hospital with a history of recurrent seizures following lower abdominal septic skin infection. She was found to have neonatal tetanus, and a spatula test was positive. The tetanus infection was associated with a superficial skin infection, common in neonates. Treatment included sedatives (diazepam, chlorpromazine, phenobarbitone and morphine), muscle relaxants, antibiotics and ventilation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Intrathecal and intramuscular immunoglobulin were given, and the wound was treated. The infant recovered, with no seizures by the 16th day from admission, and was off the ventilator by the 18th day. This was shorter than the usual 3 - 4 weeks for neonates with tetanus at the hospital. The question arises whether tetanus immunisation should be considered in infants with skin infections, which frequently occur in the neonatal period.

  5. Imaging approach to persistent neonatal jaundice

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    Kirks, D.; Coleman, R.E.; Filston, H.C.; Rosenberg, E.R.; Merten, D.F.

    1984-01-01

    Fifteen patients with persistent neonatal jaundice were evaluated by sonography and radionuclide scintigraphy. The sonographic features of both neonatal hepatitis and biliary atresia are nonspecific. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy after phenobarbital pretreatment in patients with neonatal hepatitis demonstrates normal hepatic extraction and delayed tracer excretion into the gastrointestinal tract. If there is neonatal hepatitis with severe hepatocellular damage, the hepatic extraction of tracer activity is decreased and excretion may be delayed or absent. Patients under 3 months of age with biliary atresia have normal hepatic extraction of tracer with no excretion into the gastrointestinal tract. Sonography in patients with a choledochal cyst shows a cystic mass in the porta hepatis with associated bile-duct dilatation. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy confirms that the choledochal cyst communicates with the biliary system. Initial sonography demonstrates hepatobiliary anatomy; subsequent phenobarbital-enhanced radionuclide scintigraphy determines hepatobiliary function. An expedient diagnostic approach is recommended for the evaluation of persistent neonatal jaundice

  6. Bupivacaine versus lidocaine analgesia for neonatal circumcision

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    Stolik-Dollberg Orit C

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Analgesia for neonatal circumcision was recently advocated for every male infant, and its use is considered essential by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We compared the post-operative analgesic quality of bupivacaine to that of lidocaine for achieving dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB when performing neonatal circumcision. Methods Data were obtained from 38 neonates following neonatal circumcision. The infants had received DPNB analgesia with either lidocaine or bupivacaine. The outcome variable was the administration by the parents of acetaminophen during the ensuing 24 hours. Results Seventeen infants received lidocaine and 19 received bupivacaine DPNB. Ten infants in the lidocaine group (59% were given acetaminophen following circumcision compared to only 3 (16% in the bupivacaine group (P 2 = 20.6; P = 0.006. Conclusion DPNB with bupivacaine for neonatal circumcision apparently confers better analgesia than lidocaine as judged by the requirement of acetaminophen over the ensuing 24-hour period.

  7. Neonatal resuscitation: advances in training and practice

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    Sawyer T

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Taylor Sawyer, Rachel A Umoren, Megan M Gray Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Neonatal Education and Simulation-based Training (NEST Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA Abstract: Each year in the US, some four hundred thousand newborns need help breathing when they are born. Due to the frequent need for resuscitation at birth, it is vital to have evidence-based care guidelines and to provide effective neonatal resuscitation training. Every five years, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR reviews the science of neonatal resuscitation. In the US, the American Heart Association (AHA develops treatment guidelines based on the ILCOR science review, and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP translates the AHA guidelines into an educational curriculum. In this report, we review recent advances in neonatal resuscitation training and practice. We begin with a review of the new 7th edition NRP training curriculum. Then, we examine key changes to the 2015 AHA neonatal resuscitation guidelines. The four components of the NRP curriculum reviewed here include eSim®, Performance Skills Stations, Integrated Skills Station, and Simulation and Debriefing. The key changes to the AHA neonatal resuscitation guidelines reviewed include initial steps of newborn care, positive-pressure ventilation, endotracheal intubation and use of laryngeal mask, chest compressions, medications, resuscitation of preterm newborns, and ethics and end-of-life care. We hope this report provides a succinct review of recent advances in neonatal resuscitation. Keywords: neonatal resuscitation, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, NRP, simulation, deliberate practice, debriefing, eSIM

  8. Necessidade de cuidados intensivos em maternidade pública terciária Necessity of intensive care in a tertiary public maternity hospital

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    Marcello Braga Viggiano

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: avaliar os aspectos epidemiológicos e os relacionados ao parto de gestantes e puérperas transferidas para unidades de terapia intensiva (UTI's e a freqüência com que estas pacientes necessitam de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODOS: estudo observacional e descritivo das transferências obstétricas para UTI's, entre janeiro de 1999 e dezembro de 2001. A análise incluiu as seguintes variáveis: idade materna, paridade, indicações obstétricas e não-obstétricas para as transferências, momento em que estas ocorrem no ciclo gravídico-puerperal, tipo de parto, desfecho materno e freqüência com que estas transferências ocorrem em relação ao número total de partos (razão de morte iminente - RMI. A análise estatística foi realizada pelo teste do chi2 ou teste exato de Fisher, com nível de significância fixado em 5%. RESULTADOS: no período de 36 meses, ocorreram 86 transferências maternas (em 4.560 partos. Entre as pacientes transferidas, 52,3% (n=45 eram nulíparas e 63 (73,2% tinham idade entre 19 e 35 anos. As síndromes hipertensivas representaram 57,7% (n=41 das indicações e as síndromes hemorrágicas, 19,7% (n=14. Eclâmpsia (n=23, síndrome HELLP (n=13 e descolamento prematuro da placenta normalmente inserida (n=5 foram as causas obstétricas mais prevalentes na determinação destas transferências. As cardiopatias maternas somaram 4 casos entre as indicações não-obstétricas. Houve predomínio das transferências puerperais (82,35%. Cinqüenta e cinco pacientes (72,3% tiveram seus partos realizados através de cesarianas. O tempo médio de internação nas UTI's foi 5,1 dias. A mortalidade materna encontrada neste estudo correspondeu a 24,2%, sendo que as síndromes hipertensivas foram responsáveis por 52,9% (9/17 das mortes obstétricas diretas. Não houve diferença significante (p=0,81 entre os decessos maternos e suas causas (síndromes hipertensivas, hemorrágicas, infecciosas ou outras ou entre

  9. Patient dose in neonatal units

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    Smans, K.; Struelens, L.; Smet, M.; Bosmans, H.; Vanhavere, F.

    2008-01-01

    Lung disease represents one of the most life-threatening conditions in prematurely born children. In the evaluation of the neonatal chest, the primary and most important diagnostic study is therefore the chest radiograph. Since prematurely born children are very sensitive to radiation, those radiographs may lead to a significant radiation detriment. Hence, knowledge of the patient dose is necessary to justify the exposures. A study to assess the patient doses was started at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the Univ. Hospital in Leuven. Between September 2004 and September 2005, prematurely born babies underwent on average 10 X-ray examinations in the NICU. In this sample, the maximum was 78 X-ray examinations. For chest radiographs, the median entrance skin dose was 34 μGy and the median dose area product was 7.1 mGy.cm 2 . By means of conversion coefficients, the measured values were converted to organ doses. Organ doses were calculated for three different weight classes: extremely low birth weight infants ( 2500 g). The doses to the lungs for a single chest radiograph for infants with extremely low birth weights, low birth weights and normal birth weights were 24, 25 and 32 μGy, respectively. (authors)

  10. Neonatal intracranial hemorrhages (perinatal onset)

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    Ban, Sadahiko; Ogata, Masahiro; Yamamoto, Toyoshiro; Nakao, Satoshi; Mizue, Hidenari; Kobayashi, Yutaka.

    1982-01-01

    1. We have reviewed 34 cases of neonatal intracranial hemorrhages (perinatal onset, 23 mature and 11 premature infants) experienced in 10-year period from 1971 to 1980, with special reference to gestational age, birth weight, type of delivery, presence or absence of asphyxia, symptoms and cause of death. 2. Regarding 9 autopsied cases and 7 cases diagnosed by CT-scan, 10 mature infants composed of 3 subarachnoid hemorrhages, 2 intraventricular hemorrhages, 2 subdural hematomas, 2 intracerebral and 1 subependymal hemorrhage; 6 premature infants consisted of 4 subependymal hemorrhages with ventricular rupture and 2 subarachnoid hemorrhages. Most of them presented with respiratory distress, vomiting and convulsive seizures which developed within 5 days after birth. 3. Poor outcome including death amounted 49% of mature and 63% of premature infants. Along with degree of intracranial hematoma, prematurity and pulmonary complication were felt to be important prognostic factors. 4. Introduction of CT-scan led to prompt diagnosis and treatment, thus lowering mortality rate of neonatal intracranial hemorrhages. (author)

  11. Palivizumab use in preterm neonates.

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    Kingston, S

    2012-01-31

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of bronchiolitis in infants. Palivizumab is an immunoprophylactic agent for RSV prevention in preterm infants and those with neonatal chronic lung disease. This study examines its use across neonatal units in Ireland. A questionnaire was administered to one Consultant Neonatologist or Paediatrician in each of the 20 maternity centres in Ireland about their guidelines for Palivizumab administration. There is variation in administration of Palivizumab with little consistency found between protocols reported in terms of age and presence of chronic lung disease. Ten centres have in house protocols, 3 centres use the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) guidelines, 2 centres prefer the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) guidelines and 3 centres do not have a set protocol. Four participants felt its use has impacted on hospital admissions and 61% believe its use is cost effective. The budgetary implication for immunoprophylaxis with Palivizumab in Ireland is estimated at 1.5 to 2 million euros annually. Given current pharmacoeconomic constraints there is a need to implement a national protocol on RSV immunoprophylaxis.

  12. Redirecting treatment during neonatal transport.

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    Dulkerian, Susan J; Douglas, Webra Price; Taylor, Renee McCraine

    2011-01-01

    Neonatal transport teams comprise multidisciplinary health care providers who are skilled in patient care, communication and customer service, and equipment mechanics. They are extensively trained in resuscitation and stabilization, preparing for accelerating care, and their focus is preservation of life. In any situation focused on caring for critically ill patients, ethical issues and questions may arise. For instance, is it compassionate and/or cost-effective to separate mothers and infants when continuing/accelerating care is futile, and when and how should care be redirected from acute and lifesaving care to comfort care and bereavement support for the family? The knowledge and skills required to address such situations and communicate and participate in a redirection of care may not be adequately emphasized in the preparation of the professionals responsible for stabilizing and transporting critically ill newborns. This article raises issues relating to transport and redirecting care such as eligibility for transport, parental request and consent, separation of mothers and infants, palliative and bereavement care, ethical considerations, competitive transport environment, and customer service. A shared mental model is essential. The focus of this article is not to provide answers to all of these issues, but to highlight the complexity of the topic of redirecting treatment during neonatal transport. Redirecting treatment needs to be discussed, and health care professionals should be prepared during their transport team training. Each family and situation must be approached individually, with the acceptance that there will always be more questions than answers.

  13. Palivizumab use in preterm neonates.

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    Kingston, S

    2010-05-01

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of bronchiolitis in infants. Palivizumab is an immunoprophylactic agent for RSV prevention in preterm infants and those with neonatal chronic lung disease. This study examines its use across neonatal units in Ireland. A questionnaire was administered to one Consultant Neonatologist or Paediatrician in each of the 20 maternity centres in Ireland about their guidelines for Palivizumab administration. There is variation in administration of Palivizumab with little consistency found between protocols reported in terms of age and presence of chronic lung disease. Ten centres have in house protocols, 3 centres use the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) guidelines, 2 centres prefer the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) guidelines and 3 centres do not have a set protocol. Four participants felt its use has impacted on hospital admissions and 61% believe its use is cost effective. The budgetary implication for immunoprophylaxis with Palivizumab in Ireland is estimated at 1.5 to 2 million euros annually. Given current pharmacoeconomic constraints there is a need to implement a national protocol on RSV immunoprophylaxis.

  14. Pediatric and neonatal cardiovascular pharmacology.

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    Miller-Hoover, Suzan R

    2003-01-01

    Advances in cardiology, surgical techniques, postoperative care, and medications have improved the chances of long-term survival of the neonatal and pediatric patient with complex congenital cardiac anomalies. Rather than undergoing palliative repair, these children are now frequently taken to the operating room for complete repair. As complete repair becomes the norm, collaborative management and a thorough understanding of the pre and postoperative medications used become essential to the care of these patients. The nurse's ability to understand preop, postop, and management medications is enhanced by an understanding of the principles of cardiac anatomy and physiology, as well as developmental changes in cardiac function. All of these are reviewed. In addition, since the safe and effective administration of these drugs depends on the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse's thorough knowledge of these medications and their effects on the cardiovascular system, a brief review of these medications is presented. While new technology and techniques are improving survival rates for children with congenital heart anomalies, it is the postoperative care that these children receive that enhances the patient's survival even more.

  15. Colonización por Staphylococcus aureus resistente a la meticilina en una unidad de cuidados intensivos de adultos de un hospital colombiano: caracterización fenotípica y molecular con detección de un clon de circulación en la comunidad

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    Narda María Olarte

    2010-09-01

    Conclusiones. El 7,2% de los pacientes que ingresaron a la unidad de cuidados intensivos estaban colonizados con SARM. Éste es el primer reporte de colonización por aislamientos de SARM-ST8-SCCmec IVc adquirido en la comunidad y relacionado genéticamente con el clon pandémico USA300-0114 en Colombia.

  16. Definición de los sectores económicos intensivos en conocimiento a partir de la clasificación que hace la OCDE y el análisis del nivel de cualificación de los trabajadores: análisis para Catalunya

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    Chica Mejía, Juan Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    Definición de los sectores económicos intensivos en conocimiento a partir de la clasificación que hace la OCDE y el análisis del nivel de cualificación de los trabajadores. Análisis para Catalunya

  17. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of neonatal staff concerning neonatal pain management

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    Sizakele L.T. Khoza

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Neonatal pain management has received increasing attention over the past four decades. Research into the effects of neonatal pain emphasises the professional, ethical and moral obligations of staff to manage pain for positive patient outcomes. However, evaluation studies continuously report evidence of inadequate neonate pain management and a gap between theory and practice. Objective: This study reviewed current practice in neonatal pain management to describe the knowledge, attitudes and practices of nurses and doctors regarding pain management for neonates in two academic hospitals. Method: A non-experimental, prospective quantitative survey, the modified Infant Pain Questionnaire, was used to collect data from 150 nurses and doctors working in the neonatal wards of two academic hospitals in central Gauteng. Results: The response rate was 35.33% (n = 53, most respondents being professional nurses (88.68%; n = 47 working in neonatal intensive care units (80.77%; n = 42; 24 (45.28% had less than 5 years’ and 29 respondents 6 or more years’ working experience in neonatal care. A review of pain management in the study setting indicated a preference for pharmacological interventions to relieve moderate to severe pain. An association (p < 0.05 was found between pain ratings on 5 procedures and frequency of administration of pharmacological pain management. Two-thirds of respondents (64% reported that there were no pain management guidelines in the neonatal wards in which they worked. Conclusion: The interventions to manage moderate neonatal pain are in line with international guidelines. However, neonatal pain management may not occur systematically based on prior assessment of neonatal pain, choice of most appropriate intervention and evaluation. This study recommends implementation of a guideline to standardise practice and ensure consistent and adequate pain management in neonates.

  18. Influência da Umidade na Resistência da Madeira de Eucalipto a Impactos

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    Anderson Pertuzzatti

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO O estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a resistência da madeira de Eucalyptus grandis e Eucalyptus cloeziana submetidas a diferentes condições de umidade a impactos. Para tanto, os corpos de prova foram distribuídos em três condições de umidade (seco, climatizado e saturado. Foram avaliadas as propriedade de resistência a impactos, massa específica e teor de umidade de equilíbrio. Os dados foram interpretados por meio de análise de variância fatorial. Dessa maneira, verificou-se que a madeira de E. cloeziana foi mais resistente a impactos na condição saturada em comparação com as amostras climatizada e seca. Já o E. grandis não apresentou diferença significativa entre as condições de umidade testadas. O E. cloeziana demonstrou maior capacidade de absorver impactos em relação ao E. grandis. Ambas as espécies foram classificadas como pouco resistentes a impactos. Portanto, não é recomendado a utilização das espécies estudadas em locais sujeitos a cargas de choque.

  19. ¡Nuevos aportes! para estimar el valor del impacto ambiental a nivel de cuenca

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    Nora Pouey M

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Hoy en día, en el que el mundo continuamente sufre transformaciones, el hombre se ha preocupado por conocer y hacer de su entorno ambiental un lugar vivible, pero al mismo tiempo, él mismo se ha encargado de mantenerlo y llevarlo a situaciones que generan un verdadero caos. Ese caos, conocido como impacto ambiental es necesario medirlo, para lo cual se ha empleado la metodologia de la Evaluación del Impacto Ambiental EIA, sin contar hasta hoy con un modelo sistematico para hacerlo cuantitativamente a nivel de una cuenca hidrografica, generando así un problema en terminos de la evaluación para la gestión ambiental. La aplicación del modelo desarrollado en este trabajo denominado IVAFIC, Responde al problema presentado, evaluando a través de un modelo matematico y con la ayuda de herramientas computacionales de programación estructurada y de sistemas de información geografica, el impacto ambiental en una cuenca de forma cuantitativa definido como factor de impacto F1 y factor de impacto corregido FIC.

  20. Estudio de impacto ambiental de un aeródromo

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    Gómez Orea, Domingo

    1996-04-01

    actividades, estimulan las iniciativas locales y revalorizan los territorios contiguos. Se expone en este artículo una síntesis del Estudio de Impacto Ambiental de un futuro aeródromo, actualmente en fase de proyecto, cuya vinculación al procedimiento administrativo de EIA, viene determinada por la legislación específica vigente en la actualidad: R.D. 1302/86. El documento técnico sobre el que se hace el estudio corresponde al plan especial del aeródromo. Un criterio básico en la concepción de aeropuertos y aeródromos privados es la compatibilidad con la habitabilidad del entorno y con las condiciones ecológicas y paisajísticas, criterio que debe intervenir en la orientación de las pistas, trayectorias en la maniobras de despegue y aterrizaje... incluso en la localización y diseño de estacionamientos, hangares y demás instalaciones. Esta idea aconseja concebir el proyecto con sensibilidad ambiental, desde las primeras fases, evitando repercutir la responsabilidad en este tema al estudio de impacto ambiental. Se adopta un estilo propio de la divulgación, en la idea de que más que los datos técnicos, que sólo interesan a la tramitación del proyecto, el lector encontrará mayor utilidad en los aspectos metodológicos y en aquéllos que han permitido al equipo redactor formar criterio sobre los costes y beneficios ambientales del proyecto y sobre la aceptabilidad de éste, en suma. Se ha utilizado una metodología clásica, de acuerdo con los requerimientos del reglamento de EIA.

  1. IMPLICANCIAS DE LA PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA EN LA APROBACIÓN DEL ESTUDIO DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL DEL PROYECTO MINERO TÍA MARÍA - COCACHACRA, ISLAY, AREQUIPA PRESENTADO EN EL 2009 Y SU MODIFICATORIA EN EL PERIODO 2010

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    PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA MECANISMOS DE PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA DEFINICIÓN DE ESTUDIO DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL Y DEL ESTUDIO DE IMPACTO SOCIAL EL ESTUDIO DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL PROPÓSITO DEL ESTUDIO DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL PLAN DE MANEJO AMBIENTAL CONTROL Y MITIGACIÓN DE LOS IMPACTOS DEL PROYECTO ESQUEMA BÁSICO DE UN ESTUDIO DE IMPACTO SOCIAL LA LÍNEA BASE SOCIO ECONÓMICA LA PREVISIÓN Y EVALUACIÓN DE IMPACTOS EL MANEJO DE IMPACTO SOCIO ECONÓMICOS EL PLAN DE RELACIONES COMUNITARIAS ESTABLECIMIENTO DE UN ...

  2. La acuicultura y su impacto al medio ambiente

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En el noroeste de México la producción de camarón cultivado es considerada como una de las más importantes de América Latina. Sin embargo, se presentan grandes pérdidas económicas asociadas a enfermedades durante su cultivo, aunado a la intervención intensiva que generan las prácticas acuícolas que van degradando el medio ambiente. Esto es, primero, por la utilización del agua que recibe grandes cantidades de desechos, así como el alimento no consumido por los organismos que se sedimenta en el fondo marino, dañando al ambiente que es habitado no solo por los organismos cultivados sino también por otras especies. Segundo, porque se introducen antibióticos y sustancias químicas al ecosistema durante el desarrollo de la actividad. Por ello, fue necesario evaluar el efecto de un antibiótico y un biocida sobre las bacterias que habitan un sistema de cultivo, en relación al desarrollo de resistencia y la presencia de lesiones en los distintos órganos de camarón Litopenaeus vannamei. El empleo de los compuestos puede generar una huella ecológica, ya que se considera que un sistema de cultivo tiene una influencia en el medio ambiente diez mil veces superior a su superficie. El impacto tiene un costo ambiental, económico y social y la pregunta que surge es si esto es sustentable en el tiempo.

  3. Indicadores de impacto ambiental de plantaciones forestales - componente vegetal.

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    Fabio Moscovich

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    Full Text Available Buscando determinar indicadores sobre el impacto ambiental, basados en características vegetales, que generarían los monocultivos forestales lindantes con bosques nativos, se instalaron 32 unidades de muestreo en un área de propiedad de la empresa LIPSIA, Departamento Esperanza (Misiones, que reunía estas características. Las parcelas, de 100 m2, se distribuyeron sistemáticamente a cada 25 m. La vegetación se dividió en tres estratos: superior (CAP ≥ 30 cm, medio (5 cm ≤ CAP  30 cm e inferior (CAP < 5 cm. Se instalaron 10 parcelas en bosque nativo explotado, 10 parcelas en una plantación de Pinus elliottii Engelm. de 18 años aproximadamente (400 árboles/ha, 6 parcelas en la zona límite de una plantación de Araucaria angustifolia (Bertd. Kuntze de 20-25 años (900 árboles/ha y 6 parcelas en el interior de esta plantación. En el área en estudio se identificaron 150 especies vegetales. En el estrato inferior se encontraron diferencias en función de varios índices de diversidad florística. En todos los casos el bosque nativo presentó mayor diversidad que las plantaciones, seguido por el pinar, el interior de la plantación de araucaria y por la zona límite de la plantación de araucaria. Todos los bosques estudiados ajustaron a la serie logarítmica de distribución de especies, lo que estaría reflejando la incidencia de un factor ambiental en esta distribución.

  4. Indicadores de impacto ambiental de plantaciones forestales – componente vegetal

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    Alicia Borhen

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Buscando determinar indicadores sobre el impacto ambiental, basados en características vegetales, que generarían los monocultivos forestales lindantes con bosques nativos, se instalaron 32 unidades de muestreo en un área de propiedad de la empresa LIPSIA, Departamento Esperanza (Misiones, que reunía estas características. Las parcelas, de 100 m2, se distribuyeron sistemáticamente a cada 25 m. La vegetación se dividió en tres estratos: superior (CAP ≥ 30 cm, medio (5 cm ≤ CAP > 30 cm e inferior (CAP 30 cm e inferior (CAP < 5 cm. Se instalaron 10 parcelas en bosque nativo explotado, 10 parcelas en una plantación de Pinus elliottii Engelm. de 18 años aproximadamente (400 árboles/ha, 6 parcelas en la zona límite de una plantación de Araucaria angustifolia (Bertd. Kuntze de 20-25 años (900 árboles/ha y 6 parcelas en el interior de esta plantación. En el área en estudio se identificaron 150 especies vegetales. En el estrato inferior se encontraron diferencias en función de varios índices de diversidad florística. En todos los casos el bosque nativo presentó mayor diversidad que las plantaciones, seguido por el pinar, el interior de la plantación de araucaria y por la zona límite de la plantación de araucaria. Todos los bosques estudiados ajustaron a la serie logarítmica de distribución de especies, lo que estaría reflejando la incidencia de un factor ambiental en esta distribución.

  5. Neonatal Sepsis: past, present and future; a review article | Tripathi ...

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    Sepsis is the most common cause of neonatal mortality. As per National Neonatal Perinatal Database (NNPD) 2002-2003, the incidence of neonatal sepsis in India was 30 per 1000 live birth. It is 3% among intramural babies and 39.7% among extramural admissions. The early manifestations of neonatal sepsis are vague ...

  6. Conseqüências dos erros de medicação em unidades de terapia intensiva e semi-intensiva Consecuencias de los errores de medicaciòn en unidades de cuidados intensivos - semi intensivos Consequences of medical errors in intensive and semi-intensive care units

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    Maria Cecília Toffoletto

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou caracterizar erros de medicação e avaliar conseqüências na gravidade dos pacientes e carga de trabalho de enfermagem em duas Unidades de Terapia Intensiva (UTI e duas Semi-Intensiva (USI de duas instituições hospitalares do município de São Paulo. A amostra foi constituída por 50 pacientes e os dados obtidos por meio do registro de ocorrências e prontuários, retrospectivamente. A gravidade e carga de trabalho de enfermagem foram avaliadas antes e após o erro. Do total de 52 erros, 12 (23,08% ocorreram por omissão de dose, 11 (21,15% e 9 (17,31% por medicamento e dose erradas, respectivamente. Não houve mudança na gravidade dos pacientes (p=0,316, porém houve aumento na carga de trabalho de enfermagem (p=0,009. Quanto ao grupo de medicamentos envolvidos, potencialmente perigosos e não potencialmente perigosos, não houve diferenças estatisticamente significantes na gravidade (p=0,456 e na carga de trabalho de enfermagem (p=0,264, após o erro de medicação.En el presente estudio se tuvo como objetivo caracterizar errores de medicación y evaluar consecuencias en la gravedad de los pacientes y carga de trabajo de enfermería en dos Unidades de cuidados Intensivos (UCI y dos Semi-Intensivos (USI de dos instituciones hospitalarias del municipio de Sao Paulo. La muestra constituida por 50 pacientes fueron obtenidos por medio del registro de ocurrencias e historias clínicas, retrospectivamente. La gravedad y carga de trabajo de enfermería fueron evaluadas antes y después del error. Del total de 52 errores, 12 (23,08% ocurrieron por omisión de la dosis, 11 (21,15% y 9 (17,31% por medicamento y dosis erradas, respectivamente. No se observó cambio en la gravedad de los pacientes (p=0,316, no obstante hubo aumento en la carga de trabajo de enfermería (p=0,009. En cuanto al grupo de medicamentos involucrados, potencial y no potencialmente peligrosos, no existieron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en

  7. Cuidado domiciliar intensivo: uma possível realidade do Sistema Único de Saúde? ¿Cuidado domiciliar intensivo: una posible realidad del Sistema Único de Salud? Intensive home-based care: is it a possible reality for the public health system?

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    Tatiane da Costa Lima

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Investigação de abordagem qualitativa que se enquadra como um estudo exploratório de caso individual. Cuja questão norteadora configurou-se em indagar como o Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS disponibiliza o cuidado domiciliar intensivo. Os objetivos do estudo foram: analisar como é disponibilizado este suporte de saúde: qual o tipo de assistência prestada e como é a manutenção e garantia dos equipamentos; visibilizar como o sujeito deste estudo obteve este serviço: como o mesmo chegou até ele e quanto tempo demora. Os resultados revelam que os caminhos para se obter um suporte à vida são cercados de obstáculos e que este trajeto percorrido em busca de uma assistência domiciliar pela dinâmica do SUS envolve burocracia, profissionais e equipamentos que em muitas situações dificultam o acesso da população.Investigación de abordaje cualitativa que se encuadra como un estudio exploratorio de caso individual. Cuya cuestión norteadora se configuró en indagar cómo el Sistema Único de Salud (SUS pone a disposición el cuidado domiciliar intensivo. Los objetivos del estudio fueron: analizar como se pone a disposición este soporte de salud: cuál es el tipo de asistencia prestada y cómo es el mantenimiento y la garantía de los equipos; ver cómo el sujeto de este estudio obtuvo este servicio: cómo el mismo llegó hasta él y cuánto tiempo tarda. Los resultados revelan que los caminos para obtenerse un soporte a la vida están cercados de obstáculos y que este trayecto recorrido en búsqueda de una asistencia domiciliar por la dinámica del SUS involucra burocracia, profesionales y equipos que en muchas situaciones dificultan el acceso de la población.A qualitative investigation characterized as an exploratory study of individual case. The guiding point was inquiring into how the Public Health System (SUS provides intensive home-based care. The study was aimed at analyzing how this health support is made available - that is

  8. Laser Photoradiation Therapy For Neonatal Jaundice

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    Hamza, Mostafa; Hamza, Mohammad

    1987-04-01

    This paper describes our leading experience in the clinical application of laser in the treatment of neonatal jaundice. Currently, the irradiation of jaundiced infants during neonatal life to fluorescent light is the most common treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. The authors have investigated the photodegradation of bilirubin by laser in vitro and in Gunn rats before embarking on its clinical application in the treatment of jaundice in the new born child. This work was done to study the theraputic effect of laser compared to the currently used phototherapy in the treatment of neonatal jaundice. We selected 16 full term neonates with jaundice to be the subject of this study. The neonates of the study were devided into two groups. The first group was treated with continuous phototherapy . The second group recieved photoradiation therapy with gas laser The laser used was a CW argon-ion laser tuned to oscillate at 488.0 nm wavelength. This wavelength selection was based on our previous studies on the effect of laser irradiation of Gunn rats at different wavelengths. Comparison of the results of both methods of treatment will be reported in detail. The advantages and limitations of laser photoradiation therapy for neonatal jaundice will be discussed.

  9. Dosing antibiotics in neonates: review of the pharmacokinetic data.

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    Rivera-Chaparro, Nazario D; Cohen-Wolkowiez, Michael; Greenberg, Rachel G

    2017-09-01

    Antibiotics are often used in neonates despite the absence of relevant dosing information in drug labels. For neonatal dosing, clinicians must extrapolate data from studies for adults and older children, who have strikingly different physiologies. As a result, dosing extrapolation can lead to increased toxicity or efficacy failures in neonates. Driven by these differences and recent legislation mandating the study of drugs in children and neonates, an increasing number of pharmacokinetic studies of antibiotics are being performed in neonates. These studies have led to new dosing recommendations with particular consideration for neonate body size and maturation. Herein, we highlight the available pharmacokinetic data for commonly used systemic antibiotics in neonates.

  10. À procura de um encontro perdido: o papel da "preocupação médico-primária" em UTI neonatal

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    Denise Streit Morsch

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo discutir o conceito de "preocupação médico-primária" (Agman et. al. demonstrando sua função facilitadora das relações iniciais entre a mãe e o bebê internado. Parte do pressuposto de que este foco por parte da mãe sobre os parâmetros clínicos do recém-nascido é um rito de passagem que conduz à instalação da "preocupação materno-primária" (Winnicott. Para as autoras trata-se de um recurso estratégico que permite aos membros da díade mãe-bebê auxiliados por parceiros como o pai, os avós, o próprio bebê e a equipe de cuidados intensivos contornar as vicissitudes próprias a quem tem que se constituir como sujeito em meio a um ambiente potencialmente traumático como o de uma UTI neonatal.

  11. Providing safe surgery for neonates in sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Ameh, Emmanuel A; Ameh, Nkeiruka

    2003-07-01

    Advances in neonatal intensive care, total parenteral nutrition and improvements in technology have led to a greatly improved outcome of neonatal surgery in developed countries. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, however, neonatal surgery continues to pose wide-ranging challenges. Delivery outside hospital, delayed referral, poor transportation, and lack of appropriate personnel and facilities continue to contribute to increased morbidity and mortality in neonates, particularly under emergency situations. Antenatal supervision and hospital delivery needs to be encouraged in our communities. Adequate attention needs to be paid to providing appropriate facilities for neonatal transport and support and training of appropriate staff for neonatal surgery. Neonates with surgical problems should be adequately resuscitated before referral where necessary but surgery should not be unduly delayed. Major neonatal surgery should as much as possible be performed by those trained to operate on neonates. Appropriate research and international collaboration is necessary to improve neonatal surgical care in the environment.

  12. Revelação da ocorrência de erro de medicação em unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos Disclosure of medication error in a pediatric intensive care unit

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a ocorrência de comunicação do erro de medicação à equipe e família em uma unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos para atendimento de pacientes oncológicos. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo e exploratório, realizado no período de 1º de março a 31 de maio de 2008. Foi elaborada e implantada na unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos uma ficha de notificação de erros de medicação. A ficha deveria ser preenchida pelos profissionais envolvidos no sistema de medicação da unidade no período definido para coleta de dados. . RESULTADOS: A amostra foi composta por 71 fichas coletadas no período de estudo. Após a detecção do erro de medicação, a ocorrência não foi comunicada à equipe em 34 (47,9% situações. Nos 37 casos nos quais os eventos foram comunicados, o médico (48,7% foi aquele que mais recebeu a informação. Em 95,8% dos relatos a ocorrência não foi informada ao paciente e família. CONCLUSÃO: Embora a literatura atual preconize a revelação do erro, tal prática não constitui atividade freqüente na unidade de cuidados intensivos pediátricos estudada.OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency medication error disclosure to the team and to the family in an oncology pediatric patients' intensive care unit. METHODS: This was a descriptive and exploratory study performed between March 1 and May 31, 2008. A medication error report form was developed and implemented, to be completed by the professionals involved in the unit's medication process. RESULTS: The sample consisted of 71 forms collected over the 92 collection days. After medication error detection, the event was not reported to the pediatric intensive care unit's team in 34 (47.9% cases. In the 37 reported to the team cases, for most of them (48.7% the physician was the professional communicated. The event was not disclosed to the patient/family in 95.8% of medication error reports. CONCLUSIONS: Although the literature recommends

  13. Monitorização do sistema nervoso autônomo em ambiente de cuidados intensivos como ferramenta de prognóstico. Revisão sistemática

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: Apresentar uma revisão sistemática do uso da monitorização do sistema nervoso autônomo como ferramenta de prognóstico, verificando a variabilidade da frequência cardíaca nas unidades de cuidados intensivos. Métodos: Revisão de literatura publicada até julho de 2016 na PubMed/MEDLINE de estudos realizados em unidades de cuidados intensivos, sobre a monitorização do sistema nervoso autônomo, por meio da análise da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca, como ferramenta de prognóstico - estudo da mortalidade. Foram utilizados os seguintes termos em inglês no campo de pesquisa: ("autonomic nervous system" OR "heart rate variability" AND ("intensive care" OR "critical care" OR "emergency care" OR "ICU" AND ("prognosis" OR "prognoses" OR "mortality". Resultados: A probabilidade de morte nos doentes aumentou com a diminuição da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca, estudada por meio da variância da frequência cardíaca, desacoplamento cardíaco, volatilidade da frequência cardíaca, integer heart rate variability, desvio padrão de todos os intervalos RR normais, raiz quadrada da média do quadrado das diferenças entre intervalos RR adjacentes, poder total, componente de baixa frequência, componente de muito baixa frequência, razão entre o componente de baixa frequência e o componente de alta frequência, razão entre expoentes fractais de curto e longo prazo, entropia de Shannon, entropia multiescalar e entropia aproximada. Conclusão: Nos doentes internados em unidades de cuidados intensivos, independentemente da patologia que motivou o internamento, a variabilidade da frequência cardíaca varia de forma inversa com a gravidade clínica e com o prognóstico.

  14. Determinants of neonatal mortality in Indonesia

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    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Neonatal mortality accounts for almost 40 per cent of under-five child mortality, globally. An understanding of the factors related to neonatal mortality is important to guide the development of focused and evidence-based health interventions to prevent neonatal deaths. This study aimed to identify the determinants of neonatal mortality in Indonesia, for a nationally representative sample of births from 1997 to 2002. Methods The data source for the analysis was the 2002–2003 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey from which survival information of 15,952 singleton live-born infants born between 1997 and 2002 was examined. Multilevel logistic regression using a hierarchical approach was performed to analyze the factors associated with neonatal deaths, using community, socio-economic status and proximate determinants. Results At the community level, the odds of neonatal death was significantly higher for infants from East Java (OR = 5.01, p = 0.00, and for North, Central and Southeast Sulawesi and Gorontalo combined (OR = 3.17, p = 0.03 compared to the lowest neonatal mortality regions of Bali, South Sulawesi and Jambi provinces. A progressive reduction in the odds was found as the percentage of deliveries assisted by trained delivery attendants in the cluster increased. The odds of neonatal death were higher for infants born to both mother and father who were employed (OR = 1.84, p = 0.00 and for infants born to father who were unemployed (OR = 2.99, p = 0.02. The odds were also higher for higher rank infants with a short birth interval (OR = 2.82, p = 0.00, male infants (OR = 1.49, p = 0.01, smaller than average-sized infants (OR = 2.80, p = 0.00, and infant's whose mother had a history of delivery complications (OR = 1.81, p = 0.00. Infants receiving any postnatal care were significantly protected from neonatal death (OR = 0.63, p = 0.03. Conclusion Public health interventions directed at reducing neonatal death should

  15. Determinants of neonatal mortality in Indonesia.

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    Titaley, Christiana R; Dibley, Michael J; Agho, Kingsley; Roberts, Christine L; Hall, John

    2008-07-09

    Neonatal mortality accounts for almost 40 per cent of under-five child mortality, globally. An understanding of the factors related to neonatal mortality is important to guide the development of focused and evidence-based health interventions to prevent neonatal deaths. This study aimed to identify the determinants of neonatal mortality in Indonesia, for a nationally representative sample of births from 1997 to 2002. The data source for the analysis was the 2002-2003 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey from which survival information of 15,952 singleton live-born infants born between 1997 and 2002 was examined. Multilevel logistic regression using a hierarchical approach was performed to analyze the factors associated with neonatal deaths, using community, socio-economic status and proximate determinants. At the community level, the odds of neonatal death was significantly higher for infants from East Java (OR = 5.01, p = 0.00), and for North, Central and Southeast Sulawesi and Gorontalo combined (OR = 3.17, p = 0.03) compared to the lowest neonatal mortality regions of Bali, South Sulawesi and Jambi provinces. A progressive reduction in the odds was found as the percentage of deliveries assisted by trained delivery attendants in the cluster increased. The odds of neonatal death were higher for infants born to both mother and father who were employed (OR = 1.84, p = 0.00) and for infants born to father who were unemployed (OR = 2.99, p = 0.02). The odds were also higher for higher rank infants with a short birth interval (OR = 2.82, p = 0.00), male infants (OR = 1.49, p = 0.01), smaller than average-sized infants (OR = 2.80, p = 0.00), and infant's whose mother had a history of delivery complications (OR = 1.81, p = 0.00). Infants receiving any postnatal care were significantly protected from neonatal death (OR = 0.63, p = 0.03). Public health interventions directed at reducing neonatal death should address community, household and individual level factors

  16. Drug binding properties of neonatal albumin

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    Brodersen, R; Honoré, B

    1989-01-01

    Neonatal and adult albumin was isolated by gel chromatography on Sephacryl S-300, from adult and umbilical cord serum, respectively. Binding of monoacetyl-diamino-diphenyl sulfone, warfarin, sulfamethizole, and diazepam was studied by means of equilibrium dialysis and the binding data were analyzed...... by the method of several acceptable fitted curves. It was found that the binding affinity to neonatal albumin is less than to adult albumin for monoacetyl-diamino-diphenyl sulfone and warfarin. Sulfamethizole binding to the neonatal protein is similarly reduced when more than one molecule of the drug is bound...

  17. Imaging findings of neonatal adrenal disorders

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    Yoon, Hye Kyung; Han, Bo Kyung; Lee, Min Hee

    1999-01-01

    In newborn infants, normal adrenal glands are characterized by a relatively thin echogenic center surrounded by a thick, hypoechoic cortical rim as seen on ultrasound (US). Various disorders involving the neonatal adrenal gland include adrenal hemorrhage, hyperplasia, cyst, Wolman's disease, and congenital neuroblastoma. Adrenal hemorrhage is the most common cause of an adrenal mass in the neonate, though differentiation between adrenal hemorrhage and neuroblastoma is in many cases difficult. We describe characteristic US, CT and MR imaging findings in neonates with various adrenal disorders

  18. Imaging findings of neonatal adrenal disorders

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    Yoon, Hye Kyung; Han, Bo Kyung; Lee, Min Hee [Sungkyunkwan Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1999-01-01

    In newborn infants, normal adrenal glands are characterized by a relatively thin echogenic center surrounded by a thick, hypoechoic cortical rim as seen on ultrasound (US). Various disorders involving the neonatal adrenal gland include adrenal hemorrhage, hyperplasia, cyst, Wolman's disease, and congenital neuroblastoma. Adrenal hemorrhage is the most common cause of an adrenal mass in the neonate, though differentiation between adrenal hemorrhage and neuroblastoma is in many cases difficult. We describe characteristic US, CT and MR imaging findings in neonates with various adrenal disorders.

  19. Neonatal Intrathoracic Stomach without Gastric Volvulus.

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    Bokka, Sriharsha; Mohanty, Manoj Kumar

    2016-10-01

    Intrathoracic stomach is a rare and serious congenital abnormality. The anomaly may be complicated by gastric volvulus and can lead to ischemic gastric infarction in the neonate. If diagnosed antenatally, neonatal management can be planned in advance so as to reduce morbidity. This anomaly must be differentiated from the more common congenital diaphragmatic hernia, as associated pulmonary hypoplasia is common in the latter and rare with gastric herniation. We report a case of intrathoracic stomach in a neonate without volvulus, fortunately a rare entity which was managed operatively, and the child has been under regular follow-up.

  20. Medidas de experiencia e cienciometria para avaliar impacto da producao cientifica

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    Marco Akerman

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    Full Text Available Propõe-se a “experienciometria” como medida da experiência acadêmica de pesquisadores de modo a complementar a medida consagrada da cienciometria nas avaliações de competências em pesquisa. O artigo baseia-se em parte na produção cientifica do autor, utilizada sob uma perspectiva qualitativa para explorar possibilidades de análise de impactos. Ensaia-se uma síntese com possíveis implicações dessa análise, indicando algumas possibilidades para se avaliar impacto de pesquisas e artigos que não se restrinjam exclusivamente à contagem de números de citações dos autores para o cálculo do fator de impacto.

  1. El impacto del Impuesto al Valor Agregado sobre el gasto en Colombia

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    Jorge Tovar

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo cuantifica el impacto del IVA sobre el gasto de los hogares utilizando la enorme variación relativa del IVA en Colombia como estrategia de identificación. Para tal efecto se correlaciona el IVA con el gasto de los hogares según se reporta en la Encuesta Continua de Hogares (ECH. La estimación se realiza para tres rubros de gasto presente en la ECH: alimentación, cultura y entretenimiento y celulares. Los resultados sugieren que un incremento del IVA tiene impactos positivos en el gasto de alimentos y celulares, y negativos en el de cultura y esparcimiento. Además, el ejercicio muestra que incrementar el IVA tiene un impacto diferencial, sobre hogares de distintas características demográficas y económicas.

  2. [Studies of flomoxef in neonates].

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    Sato, H; Narita, A; Matsumoto, K; Nakazawa, S; Suzuki, H; Nakanishi, Y; Nagao, K; Nakazawa, S; Niinou, K

    1991-11-01

    Studies on pharmacokinetics and clinical effects of flomoxef (FMOX), a parenteral oxacephem antibiotic, were carried out in neonates. The results obtained are summarized as follows. 1. Mean peak serum concentrations of FMOX upon single administrations at doses of 20 mg/kg and 40 mg/kg were 33.3 +/- 7.33 micrograms/ml and 68.9 micrograms/ml, respectively. 2. Mean urinary recovery rates of FMOX in the first 6 hours after administration of the above doses were 35.2% and 48.3%, respectively. 3. FMOX was administered to 4 cases including 1 prophylactic case, 1 case each with aspiration pneumonia and sepsis, hypodermic abscess of the head, and itrauterine infection, at a dose of 20-30 mg/kg 2 or 3 times a day. Clinically, excellent results were obtained in 3 cases including an methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus case. 4. No side effects nor abnormal laboratory test results were observed.

  3. Neonatal brucellosis and breast milk.

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    Ceylan, Abdullah; Köstü, Murat; Tuncer, Oğuz; Peker, Erdal; Kırımi, Ercan

    2012-03-01

    In this case report the authors present an extremely low birth weight premature infant with neonatal brucellosis whose mother had been treated for brucellosis during pregnancy. Infant developed mild respiratory distress syndrome soon after birth. At 2nd wk of postnatal age findings of bronchopulmonary dysplasia were evident and she and her mother were diagnosed to have brucellosis at the same time. After commencement of antibrucellosis therapy and nonspesific treatment for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, infant was completely cured of the symptoms related to both brucellosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The results of the present case and a review of the literature have let to conclude that Brucella might have role in development of prematurity and bronchoplumonary dysplasia. Since discovery of brucella bacilli in early periods of 20th century, fetotoxicity of brucella bacilli seems to increase gradually suggesting an increasing virulance of the bacilli or vanishing host defense of human beings.

  4. Miliary pattern in neonatal pneumonia

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    Flores, J.A.M.

    1988-01-01

    We have seen 10 newborn babies who developed respiratory distress and whose chest radiographs showed a miliary nodular pattern of disease. Of these infants only 3 had blood cultures that were positive for staphylococcus aureus. Of the remaining 7, 2 had conjunctivitis from which staphylococcus aureus was cultured, 4 had negative cultures and 1 did not have a blood culture done. All patients were diagnosed as having bacterial pneumonia and appeared to respond favourably to antibiotic therapy. The pulmonary abnormalities resolved. The children were clinically well in less than 3 weeks. The author suggests that the miliary pattern is one of the radiological patterns of neonatal pneumonia possibly produced by hematogenous bacterial dissemination. (orig.)

  5. Group B streptococcal neonatal parotitis.

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    Dias Costa, Filipa; Ramos Andrade, Daniel; Cunha, Filipa Inês; Fernandes, Agostinho

    2015-06-10

    Acute neonatal parotitis (ANP) is a rare condition, characterised by parotid swelling and other local inflammatory signs. The most common pathogen is Staphylococcus aureus, but other organisms can be implicated. We describe the case of a 13-day-old term newborn, previously healthy, with late-onset group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteraemia with ANP, who presented with irritability, reduced feeding and tender swelling of the right parotid. Laboratory evaluation showed neutrophilia, elevated C reactive protein and procalcitonin, with normal serum amylase concentration. Ultrasound findings were suggestive of acute parotitis. Empiric antibiotic therapy was immediately started and adjusted when culture results became available. The newborn was discharged after 10 days, with clinical improvement within the first 72 h. Although S. aureus is the most common pathogen implicated in ANP, GBS should be included in the differential diagnosis. 2015 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

  6. NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME - CASE REPORT

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    Aleksandra Matic

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS refers to the constellation of signs and symptoms exhibited by a newborn of drug-abusing mother. NAS is multisystemic disorder, most frequently involving central nervous and gastrointestinal systems with irritability, high-pitched cry, hyperactive reflexes, increased muscle tone, tremors, generalized convulsions, feeding and sleeping disorders, tachycardia, tachypnea, apnea, termolability and sweating, frequent hiccups, yawning and sneezing, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.Intrauterine narcotic disposition can give some other adverse effects beside NAS: fetal distress, premature birth, intrauterine growth retardation, microcephaly, increased incidence of congenital anomalies (cardiac and genitourinary anomalies, cleft palate, biliar atresia. Significantly increased risks of sudden infant’s death syndrome (SIDS, abnormalities in neurocognitive and behavioral development and deficiency in motor functions have also been noticed after the long-term surveys of these children.This paper is a case report of a newborn with developed clinical signs of NAS, but it also discusses diagnostics and management of such cases

  7. Thyroid function in neonatal hypothyroidism.

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    Dussault, J H; Letarte, J; Guyda, H; Laberge, C

    1976-10-01

    Various aspects of the thyroid function have been measured in 28 cases of neonatal hypothyroidism detected by means of the Quebec Screening Program for Metabolic Diseases. In all instances the T4 value in the blood of filter paper spot was below 2 SD of the mean of the day, averaging 0.39 +/- 0.04 ng/40 mul (mean +/- SEM) of eluted blood. The T4 value of a second similar sample averaged 0.22 +/- 0.04 ng/mul of eluted blood; this value was significantly lower than the first one. The serum T4 concentration was decreased in all the infants, whereas three of them had a normal serum TSH concentration. At least three groups of patients could be identified: (1) patients with primary thyroid failure, (2) those with secondary or tertiary hypothyrodism, and (3) those with abnormal synthesis of thyroid hormone.

  8. Atendimento fonoaudiológico intensivo em pacientes operados de fissura labiopalatina: relato de casos Intensive speech therapy in patients operated for cleft lip and palate: case report

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    Full Text Available Devido à carência de fonoaudiólogos para atendimento ao paciente com fissura labiopalatina em várias regiões do Brasil, novos programas de atendimento devem ser desenvolvidos para esses indivíduos. A terapia intensiva de fala tem sido relatada na literatura como uma modalidade alternativa. Este trabalho relata a experiência com alguns casos de atendimento fonoaudiológico intensivo, e compara o desempenho na produção da fala de quatro pacientes operados de fissura palatina, antes e após a terapia fonoaudiológica intensiva. Foram atendidos, no período de férias escolares, três adultos e um adolescente que apresentavam distúrbios articulatórios compensatórios. O atendimento teve duração de três horas diárias para cada paciente, durante dez dias, divididos em terapia individual e em grupo. No início e fim do período de terapia, os pacientes foram avaliados por uma fonoaudióloga que não participou dos atendimentos. Também foi gravada em vídeo uma amostra de fala espontânea, contagem de 1 a 20 e repetição de uma lista de palavras e frases com fonemas oclusivos orais e fricativos. Todos os pacientes mostraram evolução satisfatória na terapia intensiva, com adequação dos fonemas trabalhados na fala dirigida, necessitando ainda de acompanhamento fonoterápico para sua automatização. A terapia intensiva mostrou ser uma alternativa eficaz e viável nesses casos, podendo também ser uma estratégia durante o início do tratamento fonoaudiológico convencional.Due to the lack of speech therapists at various regions of Brazil to assist patients with cleft lip and palate, new intervention programs must be developed for these individuals. Intensive speech therapy has been cited in literature as an alternative modality. This article relates the experience of four cleft lip patients, comparing their speech performances before and after the intensive intervention. The subjects, three adults and one adolescent with compensatory

  9. Amiodarona numa Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos Pneumológicos. Revisão de utilizaçao

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    Jorge Dionísio

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: Sendo a amiodarona o fármaco mais utilizado para controle das taquidisritmias supraventriculares na unidade em que trabalhamos, efectuámos um estudo retrospectivo para avaliar a sua eficáciá em função da estratégia terapêutica empregue e perfil tóxico.Foram analisados os processos de 28 doentes tratados com amiodarona parentérica, sendo 23 homens e 5 mulheres, com uma média etária de 68.3 anos, todos com patologia pulmonar e necessidade de ventilação mecânica.As arritmias identificadas foram fibrilhação auricular em 16 doentes, taquicardia paroxistica supraventricular em 7, nutter auricular em 3 e extrassistolia em 2. A amiodarona foi administrada por via endovenosa na dose de indução de 300 mg em 30 minutos seguida de uma dose média de manutenção de 11 μg/Kg/min durante urn tempo medio de administração de 33 horas.Este fármaco foi considerado inicialmente eficaz em 23 doentes (82,1%, havendo a referir, contudo, a existencia de 8 recidivas (28,6%.Foram detectados 8 casos de toxicidade (28,6%. 4 de bradicardia (14,3% e 4 de hepatite aguda (14,3%.Concluimos que apesar de uma eficácia inicial de acordo com a literatura. encontramos um elevado numero de recidivas o que nos leva a propor uma modificação na nossa estratégia. O elevado número de doentes com alteração da função hepática levanos a sugerir uma maior vigilância destes parâmetros durante a utilização da amiodarona, principalmente em doentes em cuidados intensivos.REV PORT PNEUMOL 1998; IV (2: 207-216 SUMMARY: Amiodarone is the drug most used to control supraventricular tachyarrhytbmias in our intensive care uit. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate its efficacy and toxicity.Clinical records of 28 patients treated with amiodarone were analyzed: 23 were man, 5 were women, with a mean age of 68.3 yean, all suffering from lung disease and submitted to

  10. Monitorización de úlceras por presión en una Unidad de cuidados intensivos Monitorization of pressure ulcers in a critical care Unit

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    José A. Esperón Güimil

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Las úlceras por presión (UPP son un indicador de mala calidad asistencial. Los pacientes ingresados en Unidades de cuidados intensivos presentan gran número de factores de riesgo de padecer UPP, siendo de las Unidades con mayores índices de incidencia. Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de UPP y el paciente tipo que desarrolla UPP. Material y métodos: Estudio prospectivo de prevalencia. Variables dependientes: nº de UPP (nº de UPP excluyendo las iatrogénicas; nº de UPPY (nº de UPP iatrogénicas y nº de UPPT (nº de UPP + nº de UPPY. Variables independientes: sexo, edad, diagnóstico, riesgo Nova 4, estadios, índice de severidad, localizaciones, fechas de registro de las UPP, medidas preventivas. Análisis: Paquete estadístico G-Stat 2.0. Descriptivo: media y desviación estándar; frecuencias relativas y absolutas. Inferencial: T-Student, ANOVA, modelo de regresión lineal. Significación estadística de pIntroduction: Pressure ulcers (PU are an indicator of poor assistance quality. Patients in units of intensive care present a considerable number of risk factors of suffering UPP, in fact, these units are among with a higher of incidence of PUs. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of PUs and the type of patient who develops PUs. Material and methods: Prospective study of prevalence. Dependent variables: no. of PUs (no. of PUs, excluding iatrogenic ones; no. of IPUs (no. of iatrogenic PU and no. of TPUs (no. of PUs + no. of IPUs. Independent variables: sex, age, diagnostic, risk Nova 4, stadiums, Index of severity, localizations, dates of registration of the UPP, preventive measures. Analysis: statistical package G-Stat 2.0.Descriptive:mean and standard desviation; relative and absolute frequencies. Inferential: T-Student, ANOVA, linear regression model. Statistical significance: p< 0,05; IC 95%. Results: PUs prevalenc: 12,7%; IPUs prevalence: 6,8%. 142 PUs registered, 45 of them of iatrogenic origin. More

  11. Barreras para el cuidado y la comunicación en cuidados intensivos de pediatría Barriers for the care and communication in pediatrics intensive care

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    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación ha sido describir, comprender e interpretar las experiencias y los saberes de los niños y niñas entre 6 y 12 años, en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátrica (UCIP. La metodología cualitativa utilizada ha sido el estudio de casos desde un enfoque etnográfico. La recogida de datos se ha hecho en un hospital de nivel cuatro de la comunidad de Madrid y en el domicilio de los niños utilizando la observación participante y entrevistas semiestructuradas a dos niñas y un niño, sus familias, profesionales de la UCIP y una enfermera de una planta de hospitalización pediátrica. Entre los resultados, las barreras para el cuidado y la comunicación es uno de los temas que aparece relacionado con el tema principal del estudio: el sufrimiento físico y emocional de los niños. Parte de las conclusiones muestran que se tiende a considerar a las niñas y niños como sujetos pasivos. No se valora ni se aprovecha su capacidad para entender lo que les pasa, expresarlo; para intercambiar ideas u opiniones sobre su bienestar, situación de salud y participación en su cuidado. Los padres y las familias se mantienen en un plano secundario.The purpose of this investigation was to describe, understand and interpret the knowledge and experiences of children between 6 and 12 years old in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU. The quantitative methodology used has been to study the cases from an ethnographic point of view. Data has been collected in a four level* hospital of Madrid and in the homes of the children by using participating witnessing and semistructured interviews with two girls and a child, their families, PICU professionals and a nurse of the pediatrics section of the hospital. Among the results, the barriers for the care and communication is one of the topics that have turn out related to the main subject of the study: the physical and emotional suffering of children. Part of the conclusions show us

  12. Prevalencia de infecciones hospitalarias en unidades de cuidados intensivos para adultos en Argentina Prevalence of hospital infections in adult intensive care units in Argentina

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    Guillermo R. Lossa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Presentar resultados consolidados de dos encuestas de prevalencia de infecciones nosocomiales, realizadas en el marco del Programa Nacional de Vigilancia de Infecciones Hospitalarias de Argentina. MÉTODOS: Se realizaron dos ediciones de la Encuesta Nacional de Prevalencia de Infecciones Hospitalarias de Argentina, en 2004 y 2005. De 68 hospitales, 53 notificaron datos de unidades de cuidados intensivos de adultos polivalente (26 en 2004 y 27 en 2005, con un total de 359 pacientes (158 en 2004 y 201 en 2005. La encuesta se diseñó como un estudio multicéntrico, observacional, transversal y descriptivo. El análisis de los datos se realizó utilizando distintos paquetes estadísticos, con variables y tiempos unificados y estandarizados para permitir la incorporación de los hospitales de ambos períodos. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de pacientes con infección hospitalaria fue de 24%. Sobre 127 episodios, el más frecuente fue la neumonía (43,3%, que en 85% de los casos se asoció a asistencia respiratoria mecánica. En segundo lugar, se encontró la infección primaria de la sangre con 20,5%; en 61% de los casos se la asoció a catéter central. Los pacientes expuestos a asistencia respiratoria mecánica presentaron mayor riesgo (P OBJECTIVES: To present consolidated results from two surveys of nosocomial infection incidence, within the framework of Argentina's National Surveillance of Hospital Infections Program. METHODS: Two editions of the National Survey on the Incidence of Hospital Infections in Argentina were used, those of 2004 and 2005. Of the 68 hospitals, 53 reported data from adult intensive care units (in 2004, 26 units; in 2005, 27, for a total of 359 patients (in 2004, 158 patients; in 2005, 201. The survey was designed as a multicenter, observational, cross-sectional, and descriptive study. Data analysis was performed with several statistics programs, combining and standardizing variables and both time periods in order

  13. Terapia nutricional e sepse neonatal

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    Brunnella Alcantara Chagas de Freitas

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente artigo é revisar a literatura acerca dos conhecimentos atuais relativos à terapia nutricional - enteral e parenteral - para os recém-nascidos pré-termo, principalmente os de muito baixo peso, destacando seu efeito protetor na sepse neonatal e na enterocolite necrosante. As diferentes modalidades de alimentação do recém-nascido prematuro - especialmente para aqueles de muito baixo peso - e seu efeito protetor na diminuição de complicações (mormente as infecciosas foram analisadas. A utilização preferencial do leite materno na nutrição enteral, o controle das ofertas energético-protéicas, o início precoce da nutrição enteral mínima, a introdução precoce da alimentação parenteral - nas primeiras 24 horas - e a utilização dos imunonutrientes que tenham estudos suficientes para fundamentar sua indicação podem se constituir em boas diretrizes adjuvantes na prevenção da sepse neonatal e da enterocolite necrosante. Sem embargo, percebe-se a necessidade de mais estudos - preferencialmente multicêntricos, controlados e randomizados - para esclarecer o papel protetor da nutrição no RNPT, não somente na prevenção de infecções, mas também para auxiliar o desenvolvimento neural e a prevenção de consequências deletérias futuras.

  14. Impactos de las actividades antrópicas en el nevado Huaytapallana

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Explicar la influencia de las actividades antrópicas en la variación de las capas de acumulación de nieve en los glaciares de la vertiente sur-occidental del nevado Huaytapallana de los Andes Centrales del Perú, en el ciclo hidrológico 2011-2012. Métodos: Se utilizó el método general hipotético – deductivo como guía en la investigación cuantitativa; el método del Thornthwaite para realizar el análisis hidrológico y clasificación climática de la zona; y el balance de masas como método para estimar la carga o descarga de nieve acumulado mediante balizas. Resultados: Se ha encontrado que las actividades antrópicas de turismo vivencial es una de las actividades principales que afectan al glaciar con el 60% de impacto. Las actividades de reforestación constituyen el 20% de impacto y el 10% la actividad de pastoreo. También los impactos de las actividades antrópicas a altitudes bajas en el glaciar son negativas, mientras que a altitudes superiores a los 5 000 msnm se registran menores impactos negativos. De igual manera se encontró una relación directa (coeficiente r= 0,97 entre el impacto a bajas altitudes de las masas glaciares. Conclusiones: La actividad de turismo vivencial que se realiza en varios sectores del nevado Huaytapallana, es una de las principales actividades antrópicas que está generando impactos negativos en el sistema glaciar al acelerar la pérdida de masa de nieve acumulado durante un ciclo hidrológico.

  15. Neonatal doses from X ray examinations by birth weight in a neonatal intensive care unit

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    Ono, K.; Akahane, K.; Aota, T.; Hada, M.; Takano, Y.; Kai, M.; Kusama, T

    2003-07-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and type of X ray examinations performed on neonates classified according to their birth weight in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In this study, the radiology records of 2408 neonates who were admitted to the NICU of Oita Prefectural Hospital between January 1994 and September 1999 were investigated. This study revealed that the neonates with earlier gestational ages and lower birth weights required longer NICU stays and more frequent X ray examinations made using a mobile X ray unit. The average number of X ray examinations performed on neonates of less than 750 g birth weight was 26 films per neonate. In regard to computed tomography and fluoroscopy, no significant relationship was found between the birth weight and number of X rays. This study revealed that the entrance-surface dose per neonate was dependent upon the birth weight, while the maximum dose was not dependent upon the birth weight. The average neonatal dose in the NICU was predominantly from computed tomography and fluoroscopy. The individual dose varied widely among neonates. (author)

  16. Failure to thrive among neonates, associated factors and early neonatal outcome

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    Thomas, Erica; Manji, Karim; Mpembeni Rose

    2005-01-01

    Failure to thrive or growth failure is an important feature of problems prevalent in the neonate. It remains one of the greatest challenges for the practicing pediatrician and it is a common pathway or outcome of several different underlaying infant and maternal conditions. To determine the prevalence, possible causes and early neonatal outcome of failure to thrive among young infants admitted to the Neonatal Unit in this hospital. A cross-sectional descriptive hospital based study, was carried for 10 months from April 2001 to January 2002 at the Neonatal Unit at Muhimbili National Hospital. (author)

  17. Neonatal doses from X ray examinations by birth weight in a neonatal intensive care unit

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    Ono, K.; Akahane, K.; Aota, T.; Hada, M.; Takano, Y.; Kai, M.; Kusama, T.

    2003-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and type of X ray examinations performed on neonates classified according to their birth weight in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In this study, the radiology records of 2408 neonates who were admitted to the NICU of Oita Prefectural Hospital between January 1994 and September 1999 were investigated. This study revealed that the neonates with earlier gestational ages and lower birth weights required longer NICU stays and more frequent X ray examinations made using a mobile X ray unit. The average number of X ray examinations performed on neonates of less than 750 g birth weight was 26 films per neonate. In regard to computed tomography and fluoroscopy, no significant relationship was found between the birth weight and number of X rays. This study revealed that the entrance-surface dose per neonate was dependent upon the birth weight, while the maximum dose was not dependent upon the birth weight. The average neonatal dose in the NICU was predominantly from computed tomography and fluoroscopy. The individual dose varied widely among neonates. (author)

  18. Estudio de impacto ambiental de explotación minera de bloques de granito

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    La finalidad del proyecto es la realización de un estudio de impacto ambiental de una explotación de granito que se situará sobre la localización de la alternativa que resulte ser la de menor impacto ambiental global, solicitando subsecuentemente el pase a concesión de explotación de la misma. Para ello, se incluye en el proyecto toda la información necesaria relacionada con el método de explotación de la cantera, una relación de los parámetros ambientales clave de cada alternativa de localiz...

  19. El impacto de la fusión de los icebergs en el nivel del mar

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    Full Text Available Contrariamente a la creencia, muy extendida, de que la fusion de las grandes masas de hielo a la deriva en el oceano no repercute en un aumento del nivel del mar, lo cierto es que el deshielo de icebergs, barreras de hielo e incluso de la banquisa tiene, en el actual contexto de calentamiento global, un impacto nada despreciable en el nivel de los oceanos. Se presenta a continuacion una revision de este fenomeno y se propone un experimento ilustrativo que puede resultar util para ofrecer una experiencia directa relativa al impacto que sobre el nivel del mar tiene la fusion del hielo flotante en el oceano.

  20. Impacto ambiental del manejo de desechos sólidos ordinarios en una comunidad rural

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    Juan Carlos Salas Jiménez

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es identificar y evaluarlos impactos ambientales en cada una de las etapas de la actividad de recuperación de desechos sólidos ordinarios en una comunidad rural. Con el fin de definir las acciones por ejecutar para prever, impedir, minimizar y mitigar los efectos adversos sobre el entorno natural y social. La recuperación de los desechos ordinarios en comunidades rurales tiene un enfoque ambientalista, pero sus actividades deben planificarse de tal modo que mitiguen los impactos negativos, principalmente por la degradación estética del ambiente.

  1. PRODUÇÃO DE PETRÓLEO E IMPACTOS AMBIENTAIS: ALGUMAS CONSIDERAÇÕES

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    Silas Sarkiz da Silva Martins

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    Full Text Available O petróleo está a cada dia sendo mais explorado e tem sido um recurso energético gerador de divisas para a economia de países e nações, a exemplo do Brasil, mas, também, difusor de impactos ambientais negativos. As etapas que envolvem a produção de petróleo desde a perfuração de poços até o refino, direta ou indiretamente, têm causado alterações ao meio ambiente. O objetivo deste estudo foi o de compreender os principais impactos ambientais gerados pelas etapas de produção de petróleo, considerando estudos de impacto ambiental (EIAs e seus respectivos relatórios de impacto ambiental (RIMAs. A avaliação dos impactos ambientais se dá através do diagnóstico ambiental da área de influência do empreendimento, o qual é feito para se conhecer os componentes dos meios físico, biológico e socioeconômico da área e, posteriormente, avaliar os efeitos das atividades do empreendimento sobre os mesmos. Pela complexidade da composição química do petróleo, o risco quanto as suas atividades e seu manuseio é, na maioria dos casos, de grande potencial, pois pode haver acidentes, que, por sua vez, podem interferir negativamente no meio ambiente. Ao término do estudo, concluiu-se que a fase de produção de petróleo apresenta diversos aspectos ambientais, os quais geram impactos. Viu-se que os impactos não são apenas de caráter negativo. E, por fim, sugere-se a aplicação de medidas mitigadoras e de um sistema de gestão ambiental eficaz para a minimização e/ou eliminação de tais impactos.

  2. Situacion de Riesgo con Impacto en Toda la Familia: Embarazo en la Adolescencia

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    Introdução: A gravidez na adolescência constitui uma situação de risco com impacto em toda a família, podendo gerar crises não apenas na jovem que engravida - em virtude da inexperiência e consequente dificuldade que surge para cuidar de um filho - , como do ponto de vista transgeracional. Objetivos: Aplicar o Modelo Dinâmico de Avaliação e Intervenção Familiar (MDAIF) Figueiredo (2009) e avaliar o impacto dos cuidados de enfermagem numa família em contexto clínico. Métodos: Es...

  3. Medidas preventivas, correctoras y compensatorias del impacto ecológico de carreteras

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    2011-01-01

    Las medidas preventivas, correctoras y compensatorias empleadas en los proyectos de carretera son uno de los elementos clave para conseguir la integración ambiental de estas infraestructuras. De ellas dependerá que los posibles impactos ambientales generados durante su construcción y explotación no supongan un detrimento inadmisible de la calidad ambiental. La tipología de medidas que se vienen aplicando desde hace más de veinte años en durante el proceso de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental (E...

  4. Impacto de la cadena productiva de la quinua en el distrito de Cabana

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    Flores Ortega, Ada Luz

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    La investigación se realizó para analizar el impacto de la cadena productiva de la quinua en el distrito de Cabana región Puno. Se aplicó un cuestionario para medir las características socio económicas, tomando una muestra de 39 productores de quinua. Se ha analizado la cadena comercializadora y la estructura de la cadena productiva de la quinua. Los resultados fueron que existe un impacto directo de los componentes de la cadena productiva de la quinua en el distrito de Cabana; llegándose a l...

  5. Análisis de los factores ambientales y ocupacionales en la concentración de aerobacterias en unidades de cuidado intensivo del Hospital Universitario Fernando Troconis, 2009 Santa Marta - Colombia

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    Andrés M. Vélez-Pereira

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La evaluación de la calidad biológica del aire de ambientes hospitalarios resulta de especial interés debido a que los pacientes puedan servir como una fuente de bacterias patógenas para el personal del hospital, los visitantes y otros pacientes, siendo relevante en unidades de asistencia especializadas en atención de patologías crónicas como cáncer, SIDA y pacientes con trasplante de órganos o con complicaciones severas en su estado de salud, y que requieren una intervención masiva para su tratamiento en salas de cirugía y/o unidades de cuidado intensivo. Evaluar la influencia de factores ambientales y de ocupación de la unidad en la concentración de aerobacterias de unidades de cuidado intensivo del Hospital Universitario Fernando Troconis. Materiales y Métodos: Se colectaron muestras triplicadas con agar selectivo para Staphylococcus spp. y Pseudomonas spp., en dos estaciones de cada una de las tres UCI, mediante impactador de 2 etapas ubicado a altura de1.5m y caudal constante (28.3l/min durante 5min, incubándolas a 37°C por 48h. Los factores ambientales se registraron con anemómetro Kestrel 4500 y ocupación de la unidad mediante registro manual del número de pacientes y personal asistencial de la unidad. Resultados: La máxima concentración fue 979.9±31.3UFC/m3 y el máximo promedio, 315.6±59.7UFC/m3. Staphylococcus spp. Superaron la concentración de Pseudomonas spp. La máxima ocupación fue en UCI Adulto, mayor temperatura en UCI Pediátrica y humedad más baja en UCI Adulto. Discusión y Conclusiones: La concentración de aerobacterias superó valores reportados por estudios  aerobiológicos hospitalarios, y presenta relaciones leves con temperatura y escasa o nula con ocupación de la unidad.Palabras clave: Partículas Viables en el Aire, Ambiente, Infección Hospitalaria, Ocupación de Camas, Cuidados Intensivos, Viabilidad Microbiana. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME.Cómo citar este artículo: V

  6. Risk of developing acute kidney injury associated to contrast media in patients with severe acute pancreatitis, Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Hospital Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia, September 2006 to December 2012

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    Nunez Delgado, Karla

    2014-01-01

    The risk of acute kidney injury associated to contrast media is described in patients with severe acute pancreatitis in the Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos of the Hospital Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia of September 2006 to December 2012. The sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the population studied are identified by data collecting, obtained from clinical records and statistical database of the Intensive Care Unit. The magnitude of the problem is determined by calculating the prevalence of acute kidney injury and possible complications in the study group. Radiologic studies realized by intravascular contrast media were used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The incidence of acute renal injury induced by contrast media has been of the 48.1%, similar to that reported by other authors. Acute kidney injury induced by contrast media is associated with an increase use of health resources, prolonged hospital stay and increased of the hospital mortality. The diagnostic process is described from admission of the patient to hospital [es

  7. Aproximación a una escala de valoración de úlcera por presión en la unidad de cuidados intensivos del Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra - A

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    Saboya Saboya, Liz Amparo

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    Las ulceras por Presión (UPP) son lesiones de rápida aparición y lenta curación, donde la frecuencia en pacientes críticos, en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI) representa hoy en día un grave problema. Los pacientes son más vulnerables a su aparición durante las primeras semanas de ingreso en la unidad, incrementándose cuando el paciente tiene mayor gravedad, pudiendo llegar incluso hasta la muerte. Para ello el primer paso en su prevención consistirá en la determinación de las UPP, a tr...

  8. Hypertension in the Neonatal Period: An Update.

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    Pillai, Anish; Sharma, Deepak; Kadam, Pratichi

    2016-01-01

    There has been a growing interest among neonatologists and paediatricians regarding identification and evaluation of hypertension in the neonatal period. Despite the emergent normative data on blood pressure values in term and preterm neonates over the last two decades, there is still controversy regarding correct definition and classification of hypertension. This article will discuss the current definitions, available normative data and etiology of neonatal hypertension. There is paucity of records in terms of efficacy of antihypertensive drugs in this specific population and management is usually experience based, causing considerable heterogeneity amongst different units. This review article will also cover the evaluation, management, outcomes and follow up of neonatal hypertension with latest advances in this field. Copyright© Bentham Science Publishers; For any queries, please email at epub@benthamscience.org.

  9. Spontaneous neonatal gastrointestinal perforation: surgical or ...

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    ... cases of spontaneous gastrointestinal perforation in neonates at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City. The perinatal stress factors were caesarian delivery, prematurity and fetal distress due to prolonged obstructed labour.

  10. Case report: Fibromatosis colli in a neonate

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    Smiti S

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fibromatosis colli or pseudotumor of infancy of the sternocleidomastoid muscle is a rare cause of a benign neck mass in neonates and infants. If diagnosed correctly, it can be managed conservatively, and unnecessary investigations can be avoided.

  11. Intensive care of the neonatal foal.

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    Koterba, A M; Drummond, W H; Kosch, P

    1985-04-01

    The basic concepts of diagnosis and treatment in the abnormal neonatal foal are presented. Methods of restraint, sedation, and general nursing care are discussed, as well as more specific techniques of respiratory and circulatory system support.

  12. [Epidemiology of nosocomial infections in neonates].

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    Lachassinne, E; Letamendia-Richard, E; Gaudelus, J

    2004-03-01

    Epidemiology of nosocomial infections in neonates has to be described according to our definitions (early onset GBS diseases excluded) and according to levels of care. Nosocomial risk exists in maternity departments (3% in postnatal beds), incidence rates are 7.5-12.7% or 1.3-8.5 per 1000 days in neonatal care units and 14.2% or 11.7 per 1000 days in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Gram-positive cocci bloodstream infections are the most common nosocomial infections in NICU but viral gastroenteritis are more frequent in neonatal care units. Risk factors are low birthweight, small gestational age and intravascular catheter in NICU, and for viral nosocomial infections, visits and winter outbreaks.

  13. Genetics Home Reference: permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus

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    ... AL. Update on mutations in glucokinase (GCK), which cause maturity-onset diabetes of the young, permanent neonatal diabetes, and hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. Hum Mutat. 2009 Nov;30(11):1512-26. ...

  14. Neonatal death dwarfism - a new form

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    Colavita, N.; Kozlowski, K.

    1984-09-01

    A new type of neonatal death dwarfism is reported. Although it resembles superficially the metatropic dysplasia group of diseases it has some distinctive radiographic features which help to delineate it as a separate entity.

  15. Neonatal death dwarfism - a new form

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    Colavita, N.; Kozlowski, K.; Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Rome

    1984-01-01

    A new type of neonatal death dwarfism is reported. Although it resembles superficially the metatropic dysplasia group of diseases it has some distinctive radiographic features which help to delineate it as a separate entity. (orig.)

  16. Fetal neonatal hyperthyroidism: diagnostic and therapeutic approachment

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    Kurtoğlu, Selim; Özdemir, Ahmet

    2017-01-01

    Fetal and neonatal hyperthyroidism may occur in mothers with Graves’ disease. Fetal thyrotoxicosis manifestation is observed with the transition of TSH receptor stimulating antibodies to the fetus from the 17th–20th weeks of pregnancy and with the fetal TSH receptors becoming responsive after 20 weeks. The diagnosis is confirmed by fetal tachycardia, goiter and bone age advancement in pregnancy and maternal treatment is conducted in accordance. The probability of neonatal hyperthyroidism is high in the babies of mothers that have ongoing antithyroid requirement and higher antibody levels in the last months of pregnancy. Clinical manifestation may be delayed by 7–17 days because of the antithyroid drugs taken by the mother. Neonatal hyperthyroidism symptoms can be confused with sepsis and congenital viral infections. Herein, the diagnosis and therapeutic approach are reviewed in cases of fetal neonatal hyperthyroidism. PMID:28439194

  17. Retrospective review of neonates with persistent pulmonary ...

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    Children's Hospital[7] and 48% at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic. Hospital. ... pulmonary pathology, although primary or idiopathic PPHN also occurs. ..... Baquero H, Soliz A, Neira F, Venegas ME, Sola A. Oral sildenafil in Neonates with.

  18. Potentially harmful excipients in neonatal medicines

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    Nellis, Georgi; Metsvaht, Tuuli; Varendi, Heili

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe administration of eight potentially harmful excipients of interest (EOI)-parabens, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, benzoates, saccharin sodium, sorbitol, ethanol and benzalkonium chloride-to hospitalised neonates in Europe and to identify risk factors for exposure....... METHODS: All medicines administered to neonates during 1 day with individual prescription and demographic data were registered in a web-based point prevalence study. Excipients were identified from the Summaries of Product Characteristics. Determinants of EOI administration (geographical region......, gestational age (GA), active pharmaceutical ingredient, unit level and hospital teaching status) were identified using multivariable logistical regression analysis. RESULTS: Overall 89 neonatal units from 21 countries participated. Altogether 2095 prescriptions for 530 products administered to 726 neonates...

  19. Clinical pharmacokinetics of phenobarbital in neonates

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    Touw, D J; Graafland, O; Cranendonk, A; Vermeulen, R J; van Weissenbruch, M M

    2000-01-01

    Demographic and clinical pharmacokinetic data collected from term and preterm neonates who were treated with intravenous phenobarbital have been analysed to evaluate the role of patient characteristics in pharmacokinetic parameters. Significant relationships between total body weight (TBW) or body

  20. Etiology and Outcome of Neonatal Seizures

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    J Gordon Millichap

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The prognostic value of seizure etiology, neurologic examination, EEG, and neuroimaging in the neurodevelopmental outcome of 89 term infants with neonatal seizures was determined at the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

  1. NEONATAL TERATOMA PRESENTING AS HYGROMA-COLLI

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    JAARSMA, AS; TAMMINGA, RYJ; DELANGEN, ZJ; NIKKELS, PGJ; KIMPEN, JLL

    We describe a neonate with a large tumour involving cranial, cervical and upper mediastinal regions, which presented clinically as hygroma colli. Radiological and pathological investigations showed characteristics of a mature teratoma and prominent cystic components within the tumour. These findings

  2. Fiberoptic laryngoscopy under general anesthesia in neonates

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    L.J. Hoeve (Hans); R.H.M. van Poppelen

    1990-01-01

    textabstractAbstract In the Sophia Children's Hospital we perform fiberoptic laryngoscopy in neonates under general anesthesia without the use of muscle relaxants in the diagnostics of functional laryngeal disorders. The necessary diagnostic and anesthetic equipment is described. Special attention

  3. Impacto del ENUM en las redes y los servicios

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    Nelson A. Prieto Rivero2

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-TRAD X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} El ENUM o  “Correspondencia de Números Telefónicos” mas conocido por sus siglas en idioma inglés “ENUM” –Telephone Number Mapping- desarrollado por la Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF se le considera el primer servicio de convergencia de las redes telefónicas y de la Internet y se basa en la asociación de números telefónicos con recursos de red o servicios en el sistema de Nombre de Dominio o DNS. El ENUM se enmarca dentro de los esfuerzos de los Organismos Mundiales de Normalización (IETF, UIT, ETSI en la consecución de un identificador personal para las telecomunicaciones. El ENUM es la base de nuevos servicios en los cuales no se tiene experiencia práctica por lo que se ha  considerado acometer un desarrollo que en un principio se desplegará como ENUM de Usuario en la Intranet de ETECSA. El presente trabajo expone un análisis del ENUM, su impacto en las redes y servicios así como una breve descripción de algunos trabajos preliminares que sobre el mismo se vienen realizando en ETECSA

  4. Normas farmacológicas cubanas: desarrollo e impacto

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    Celeste Aurora Sánchez González

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    Full Text Available Se describió la importancia como instrumento de consulta, del compendio nacional de sustancias activas y asociaciones de uso farmacéutico industrial aceptadas y rechazadas en Cuba. Se identificó la información de seguridad para el uso racional que incorpora la clasificación terapéutica adoptada y la estructura organizativa de estas Normas Farmacológicas Cubanas (NFC. Se cuantificó su aplicación por el Centro para el Control de la Calidad de los Medicamentos (CECMED, usuarios cubanos y extranjeros durante el período 1996 al 2000, para determinar grados de novedad y caracterización terapéutica, mediante el análisis de Ensayos Clínicos Autorizados y Registros de Medicamentos otorgados. Se dimensionó el impacto en la Reglamentación Farmacéutica Nacional y la interacción con otras regulaciones. Se identificaron las perspectivas de desarrollo en su alcance y contenido. Se concluyó la utilidad de las NFC en la adecuada clasificación del grado de novedad de los productos, el ágil y preciso manejo y evaluación de trámites, así como en la caracterización del enfoque terapéutico.The importance as a consultation tool of the National Compendium of active ingredients for industrial pharmaceutical use and its combinations that are accepted and refused in Cuba was described. The safety information for their rational use that includes the adopted therapeutic classification and the organizational structuring of the Cuban Pharmacological Standards were identified. Its application was quantified by the Center for Drug Quality Control (CECMED , by national and foreign users in the period 1996-2000, in order to identify the degree of novelty of products and the therapeutical characterization by analysing the authorised clinical trials and the register of provided drugs. The impact on the National Pharmaceutical Regulation, and the interrelation with other regulations were shown. The scope and contents of the development prospects were stated

  5. Therapeutic effects of probiotics on neonatal jaundice

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    Liu, Wenbin; Liu, Huajun; Wang, Taisen; Tang, Xueqing

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    Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of probiotics on neonatal jaundice and the safety. Methods: Sixty-eight neonates with jaundice were divided into a control group and a treatment group (n=34) randomly, and treated by blue light phototherapy and that in combination with probiotics. The serum bilirubin levels were detected before and 1, 4, 7 days after treatment. The time when therapy showed effects and jaundice faded, clinical outcomes as well as adverse reactions were recorded. T...

  6. [Clinical studies on flomoxef in neonates].

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    Tabuki, K; Nishimura, T

    1993-07-01

    Clinical studies on flomoxef (FMOX) were performed in neonates and the results obtained are summarized as follows. Treatment with FMOX was made in 4 cases of neonatal bacterial infections; 2 cases of sepsis (suspected) and 1 case each of infection of umbilicus and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. Results obtained were excellent in 1 case, good in 3 cases. No significant side effects due to the drug were observed in any cases.

  7. Year in Review 2015: Neonatal Respiratory Care.

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    Courtney, Sherry E

    2016-04-01

    Neonatal respiratory care practices have changed with breathtaking speed in the past few years. It is critical for the respiratory therapist and others caring for neonates to be up to date with current recommendations and evolving care practices. The purpose of this article is to review papers of particular note that were published in 2015 and address important aspects of newborn respiratory care. Copyright © 2016 by Daedalus Enterprises.

  8. [Sensorineural hearing loss due to neonatal hyperbilirubinemia].

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    Clarós, P; Turcanu, D; Caballero, M; Costa, C; Clavería, M A; Clarós, A; Clarós, A

    2003-01-01

    In this article, the sensorineural hearing loss is presented as a possible sequelae of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. In our program of early hipoacusia detection, 241 babies were examined from January 1996 until November 1999; 7 cases had a history of hyperbilirubinemia in the neonatal period and 2 of them were diagnosed of sensorineural hearing loss. We discuss how the bilirubin or any other associated factor might have been the cause and this could explain the selective affectation of some children.

  9. Efectos de la contención en hipoxia percutánea posterior a la aspiración endotraqueal en neonatos Effects of containment on percutaneous hipoxia after endotracheal suctioning in neonates

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    Bertha Cecilia Salazar González

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Verificar la efectividad de la contención en el tiempo de recuperación de la hipoxia percutánea de neonatos prematuros con Síndrome de Dificultad Respiratoria, posterior a la aspiración con y sin bolsa de oxígeno pre-aspiración. La contención es una técnica que limita los movimientos del neonato simulando el ambiente uterino y se propone como ayuda para inducir la relajación en los prematuros. Material y métodos: Se diseñó un estudio de mediciones repetidas con un grupo; cada neonato fue su propio control. Se estudiaron 30 neonatos nacidos entre la semana 26 y 36 de gestación en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal de un Hospital de Seguridad Social de Monterrey, de agosto a diciembre de 2002. Se observaron cuatro procedimientos de aspiración endotraqueal: dos sin contención y dos con contención. Resultados: El peso al nacer de los neonatos osciló entre .790 y 3.275 Kg. De acuerdo con el expediente, 25 de ellos (83.30% presentaron Síndrome de Dificultad Respiratoria moderado. La prueba de análisis de varianza, F(3,87= 7.77, p Objective: The purpose was to verify the effectiveness of containment using pre-suction oxygen bag versus non pre-suction oxygen bag on recovery time of percutaneous hipoxia values after endotracheal suctioning of premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Containment is proposed as an aid to induce relaxation in premature babies; it is a technique that limits a neonate’s movements resembling the uterus environment. Material and methods: A crossover design with one group was used, each neonate serve as its own control. This study was conducted in 30 neonates who had been born between 26 and 36 weeks gestational age, in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a Social Security’s Hospital in Monterrey. Each neonate was observed during four suction procedures: two without containment and two with containment. Results: The neonate’s weight ranged from .790 to 3.275Kg., according to

  10. Neonatal morbidity associated with shoulder dystocia maneuvers.

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    Spain, Janine E; Frey, Heather A; Tuuli, Methodius G; Colvin, Ryan; Macones, George A; Cahill, Alison G

    2015-03-01

    We sought to examine neonatal morbidity associated with different maneuvers used among term patients who experience a shoulder dystocia. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all women who experienced a clinically diagnosed shoulder dystocia at term requiring obstetric maneuvers at a single tertiary care hospital from 2005 through 2008. We excluded women with major fetal anomaly, intrauterine death, multiple gestation, and preterm. Women exposed to Rubin maneuver, Wood's screw maneuver, or delivery of the posterior arm were compared to women delivered by McRoberts/suprapubic pressure only, which served as the reference group. The primary outcome was a composite morbidity of neonatal injury (defined as clavicular or humeral fracture or brachial plexus injury) and neonatal depression (defined as Apgar dystocia, defined as time from delivery of fetal head to delivery of shoulders. Among the 231 women who met inclusion criteria, 135 were delivered by McRoberts/suprapubic pressure alone (57.9%), 83 women were exposed to Rubin maneuver, 53 women were exposed to Wood's screw, and 36 women were exposed to delivery of posterior arm. Individual maneuvers were not associated with composite morbidity, neonatal injury, or neonatal depression after adjusting for nulliparity and duration of shoulder dystocia. We found no association between shoulder dystocia maneuvers and neonatal morbidity after adjusting for duration, a surrogate for severity. Our results demonstrate that clinicians should utilize the maneuver most likely to result in successful delivery. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Serum zinc status of neonates with seizure

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    Olia Sharmeen

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Seizure is a common neurological disorder in neonatal age group!. Primary metabolic derangement is one of the important reason behind this convulsion during this period. Among primary metabolic derangement hypoglycemia, is most common followed by bypocalcaemia, hypomagnesaemia, low zinc status etc. As causes of many cases of convul­sion remain unknown in neonate. Objectives: To see the zinc status in the sera of neonate with convulsion. So that if needed early intervention can be taken up and thereby prevent complications. Method: A total of 50 neonates (1-28 days who had convulsion with no apparent reasons of convulsion were enrolled as cases and 50 healthy age and sex matched neonates were enrolled as controls. After a quick clinical evaluation serum zinc status was estimated from venous blood by atomic absorption method in Chemistry Division, Atomic Energy Centre. Low zinc was considered if serum value was <0.7mg/L. Results: Among a total of 50 cases 6% had low zinc value & 2% of controls also had low zinc level. The mean serwu zinc level of cases and controls were 1.57±0.95 and 2.37±1.06 mmol/1 respectively (p<0.01. Conclusion: From the study it is seen that low zinc value is an important cause of neonatal seizure due to primary metabolic abnormalities. So early recognition and treatment could save these babies from long term neurological sequelies.

  12. Risk factors for hearing loss in neonates

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Background An estimated 6 of 1,000 children with live births suffer from permanent hearing loss at birth or the neonatal period. At least 90% of cases occur in developing countries. Hearing loss should be diagnosed as early as possible so that intervention can be done before the age of 6 months. Objective To determine risk factors for hearing loss in neonates. Methods We performed a case-control study involving 100 neonates with and without hearing loss who were born at Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar from November 2012 to February 2013. Subjects were consisted of 2 groups, those with hearing loss (case group of 50 subjects and without hearing loss (control group of 50 subjects. The groups were matched for gender and birth weight. We assessed the following risk factors for hearing loss: severe neonatal asphyxia, hyperbilirubinemia, meningitis, history of aminoglycoside therapy, and mechanical ventilation by Chi-square analysis. The results were presented as odds ratio and its corresponding 95% confidence intervals. Results Seventy percent of neonates with hearing loss had history of aminoglycoside therapy. Multivariable analysis revealed that aminoglycoside therapy of 14 days or more was a significant risk factor for hearing loss (OR 2.7; 95%CI 1.1 to 6.8; P=0.040. There were no statistically significant associations between hearing loss and severe asphyxia, hyperbilirubinemia, meningitis, or mechanical ventilation. Conclusion Aminoglycoside therapy for >=14 days was identified as a risk factor for hearing loss in neonates.

  13. Bayesian automated cortical segmentation for neonatal MRI

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    Chou, Zane; Paquette, Natacha; Ganesh, Bhavana; Wang, Yalin; Ceschin, Rafael; Nelson, Marvin D.; Macyszyn, Luke; Gaonkar, Bilwaj; Panigrahy, Ashok; Lepore, Natasha

    2017-11-01

    Several attempts have been made in the past few years to develop and implement an automated segmentation of neonatal brain structural MRI. However, accurate automated MRI segmentation remains challenging in this population because of the low signal-to-noise ratio, large partial volume effects and inter-individual anatomical variability of the neonatal brain. In this paper, we propose a learning method for segmenting the whole brain cortical grey matter on neonatal T2-weighted images. We trained our algorithm using a neonatal dataset composed of 3 fullterm and 4 preterm infants scanned at term equivalent age. Our segmentation pipeline combines the FAST algorithm from the FSL library software and a Bayesian segmentation approach to create a threshold matrix that minimizes the error of mislabeling brain tissue types. Our method shows promising results with our pilot training set. In both preterm and full-term neonates, automated Bayesian segmentation generates a smoother and more consistent parcellation compared to FAST, while successfully removing the subcortical structure and cleaning the edges of the cortical grey matter. This method show promising refinement of the FAST segmentation by considerably reducing manual input and editing required from the user, and further improving reliability and processing time of neonatal MR images. Further improvement will include a larger dataset of training images acquired from different manufacturers.

  14. Maternal Risk Factors for Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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    March, Melissa I.; Gupta, Munish; Modest, Anna M.; Wu, Lily; Hacker, Michele R.; Martin, Camilia R.; Rana, Sarosh

    2015-01-01

    Objective This study aimed to investigate the relationship between maternal hypertensive disease and other risk factors and the neonatal development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Methods This was a retrospective case control study of infants with NEC from 2008 to 2012. The primary exposure of interest was maternal hypertensive disease, which has been hypothesized to put infants at risk for NEC. Other variables collected included demographics, pregnancy complications, medications, and neonatal hospital course. Data was abstracted from medical records. Results 28 cases of singleton neonates with NEC and 81 matched controls were identified and analyzed. There was no significant difference in the primary outcome. Fetuses with an antenatal diagnosis of growth restriction were more likely to develop NEC (p=0.008). Infants with NEC had lower median birth weight than infants without NEC (p=0.009). Infants with NEC had more late-onset sepsis (p=0.01) and mortality before discharge (p=0.001). Conclusions The factors identified by this case-control study that increased the risk of neonatal NEC included intrauterine growth restriction and lower neonatal birth weight. The primary exposure, hypertensive disease, did not show a significantly increased risk of neonatal NEC, however there was a nearly two-fold difference observed. Our study was underpowered to detect the observed difference. PMID:25162307

  15. Neonatal pressure ulcers: prevention and treatment

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    García-Molina P

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    Full Text Available Pablo García-Molina,1,2 Alba Alfaro-López,1 Sara María García-Rodríguez,1 Celia Brotons-Payá,1 Mari Carmen Rodríguez-Dolz,1,2 Evelin Balaguer-López1,2 1Department of Nursing, University of Valencia, 2Research Group of Pediatric Nutrition, INCLIVA Foundation, Valencia, Spain Abstract: Health professionals should be prepared to respond to the needs of hospitalized neonates. The health team must consider multiple situations, where the neonate is at risk of having an adverse effect. One of the main interventions that health professionals must practice when interacting with hospitalized newborns is skin care. Neonates often suffer from diaper rash or intravenous drugs extravasation. Recently, hospitalized neonates and especially those in an unstable clinical situation are also at a risk of developing pressure ulcers. The presence of a pressure ulcer in a neonate can lead to serious problems to survival (eg, sepsis, clinical instability. This is the reason why, with this literature review, we attempt to answer questions from health professionals caring for neonates about the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. Keywords: infant, pressure ulcer, treatment, prevention, wound, assessment

  16. A Study On Neonatal Mortality In Jamnagar District Of Gujarat

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    Yadav Sudha

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    Full Text Available Research question: Which are the maternal, socio-demographic and neonatal attributes responsible for neonatal mortality in rural areas of Gujarat? Objectives: (i To know various maternal, socio-demographic and neonatal factors responsible for neonatal mortality in rural areas of Gujarat (ii To estimate neonatal mortality rate in the area. Setting: Rural areas of six Primary Health Centers of Jamnagar district of Gujarat State. Study design: Community based cohort study. Sample size: Population of 40512 Participants: Members of the family in which neonatal deaths occurred. Outcome variable: Neonatal mortality Analysis: Sample proportions. Results: Neonatal mortality rate on the basis of follow-up of births during one year was found to be 47.27 per thousand live births. The major maternal and socio-demographic factors responsible for neonatal mortality were; maternal age, illiteracy, lack of antenatal care, closely spaced pregnancies, delivery conducted at home, delivery conducted untrained personnel and delayed initiation of breast feeding. The major neonatal factors responsible for mortality in neonates were; low birth weight, prematurity, first order of birth, early phase of neonatal period, male gender of the child. The leading causes of neonatal mortality were found to be prematurity, birth asphyxia, neonatal infections and congenital anomalies.

  17. Acompanhamento da icterícia neonatal em recém-nascidos de termo e prematuros tardios Follow-up of neonatal jaundice in term and late premature newborns

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    Fernando Perazzini Facchini

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Relatar os resultados de um projeto de acompanhamento de recém-nascidos de termo e próximos ao termo ictéricos no período neonatal. MÉTODOS: Foram encaminhados a ambulatório especializado neonatos com peso > 2.000 g e/ou idade gestacional > 35 semanas, cuja icterícia na alta foi avaliada inicialmente com o icterômetro de Ingram, Bilicheck® e, se indicado, com bilirrubinômetro Unistat (Leica. A bilirrubinemia destes recém-nascidos situava-se no ou acima do percentil 40 do nomograma elaborado por Bhutani. Todos recém-nascidos tratados com fototerapia durante internação foram reavaliados laboratorialmente 24 horas após suspensão do tratamento. A indicação de reinternação para tratamento fototerápico intensivo foi para paciente com nível > 20 mg/dL. RESULTADOS: De um total de 11.259 neonatos, 2.452 (21,8% foram encaminhados para acompanhamento, dos quais 87,2% (2.140 retornaram. Oitenta neonatos retornados foram reinternados. Dos 2.452 encaminhados para retorno, 180 (7,3% tinham bilirrubinemia > 15 mg/dL na alta. Destes, 151 retornaram para acompanhamento. Vinte (13,2% foram reinternados para tratamento. Do total de reinternados, dois recém-nascidos apresentaram nível > 25 mg/dL e nenhum > 30 mg/dL. Todos responderam rapidamente à fototerapia intensiva, e não houve necessidade de utilizar exsangüinotransfusões. CONCLUSÕES: Nossos resultados sugerem que o esquema adotado é eficiente na detecção e prevenção de hiperbilirrubinemias de risco para produzir encefalopatia bilirrubínica em recém-nascidos de termo e próximos ao termo.OBJECTIVE: To report on the results of a project following term and near term newborn infants who were jaundiced during the neonatal period. METHODS: Neonates were referred to the follow-up clinic with weight > 2,000 g and/or gestational age > 35 weeks, and jaundice at discharge was initially assessed with an Ingram icterometer or Bilicheck and, if indicated, with a Unistat

  18. Acute renal failure in asphyxiated term neonates

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    Pejović Biljana

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Acute renal failure (ARF is a frequent clinical condition in neonatal intensive care units (NICU. The leading cause of neonatal ARF is perinatal asphyxia (PS. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the degree of PS and the severity of ARF in term neonates. METHODS A prospective survey of 31 term neonates with Ps and but without congenital malformations or sepsis was performed in NICU of the regional Hospital of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Belgrade (average number of deliveries about 6000 per year. ARF was diagnosed in the first 7 days of life when plasma creatinine was above 133 μmοΙ/L for at least 48 hours while maternal renal function was normal. The degree of PS was determined according to Apgar score (AS at 1 min. The severe PS was defined as AS < 3 and moderate PS as AS 4-6. RESULTS Twenty neonates (64% had oliguric ARF with urine output of 0.37 ±0.16 ml/kg/h while the others had nonoliguric ARF with urine output of 2.4 ± 0.7 ml/kg/h. Most of neonates with oliguric ARF (65% had severe perinatal asphuxia while in those with nonoliguric ARF moderate perinatal asphyxia predominated (73%. DISCUSSION During hypoxic-ischaemic events many organs are injured, and the most vulnerable ones are kidneys and central nervous system. Our results showed a strong connection between perinatal asphyxia and A, which was in accordance with the results of other studies. Neonates with severe perinatal asphyxia had serious impairment of renal function, which was confirmed with strong correlation between Apgar score and plasma creatinine. In neonates with oliguric ARF, but not in those with nonoliguric ARF, the highly positive linear correlations were found between AS and urinary output (r = 0.77; p < 0.01, plasma creatinine (r = 0.78; p < 0.01, fractional excretion of sodium (r = 0.76; p < 0.01, and index of renal failure (r = 0.80; p < 0.01. Only in oliguric neonates with severe perinatal asphyxia (31 % the outcome was

  19. Management of neonatal abstinence syndrome in neonates born to opioid maintained women.

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    Ebner, Nina; Rohrmeister, Klaudia; Winklbaur, Bernadette; Baewert, Andjela; Jagsch, Reinhold; Peternell, Alexandra; Thau, Kenneth; Fischer, Gabriele

    2007-03-16

    Neonates born to opioid-maintained mothers are at risk of developing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), which often requires pharmacological treatment. This study examined the effect of opioid maintenance treatment on the incidence and timing of NAS, and compared two different NAS treatments (phenobarbital versus morphine hydrochloride). Fifty-three neonates born to opioid-maintained mothers were included in this study. The mothers received methadone (n=22), slow-release oral morphine (n=17) or buprenorphine (n=14) throughout pregnancy. Irrespective of maintenance treatment, all neonates showed APGAR scores comparable to infants of non-opioid dependent mothers. No difference was found between the three maintenance groups regarding neonatal weight, length or head circumference. Sixty percent (n=32) of neonates required treatment for NAS [68% in the methadone-maintained group (n=15), 82% in the morphine-maintained group (n=14), and 21% in the buprenorphine-maintained group (n=3)]. The mean duration from birth to requirement of NAS treatment was 33 h for the morphine-maintained group, 34 h for the buprenorphine-maintained group and 58 h for the methadone-maintained group. In neonates requiring NAS treatment, those receiving morphine required a significantly shorter mean duration of treatment (9.9 days) versus those treated with phenobarbital (17.7 days). Results suggest that morphine hydrochloride is preferable for neonates suffering NAS due to opioid withdrawal.

  20. Impacto psicológico del maltrato infantil en la sociedad

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    Prieto Valderrábano, Lorena

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    La autora presenta en este trabajo el maltrato infantil, los tipos de maltrato y sus múltiples consecuencias, el impacto psicosocial que acarrea este acto y el proceso de detección y la evaluación que realiza el psicólogo en estos casos

  1. National neonatal weight policy survey.

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    Walsh, B

    2012-02-01

    This survey was conducted to review the current practice regarding frequency of weight measurement in neonatal units in the Republic of Ireland, and whether these practices are in keeping with best practice as described in the literature. There was an 88.5% (23 of 26) response rate to this survey. 6 (26%) units had a written policy, and 16 (70%) had an unwritten agreed practice. In the Vermont Oxford Network\\'s potentially better practices daily weight measurements on newborn infants are recommended until the infant is stable and growing and then alternate day measurements The most common practices in this survey were to weigh infants on alternate days, this occurred in 9 (39%) units, and twice weekly in 6 (26%). Less than 31% of units had a separate policy for those less than 30 weeks, on assisted ventilation, or transitioning to enteral feeds. Most weigh infants on alternate days, and plot weights weekly, which is in keeping with best practice. Few units have separate policies for specific subgroups as is recommended in the limited literature. Consensus guidelines should be developed and promoted nationally.

  2. National neonatal weight policy survey.

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    Walsh, B

    2009-06-01

    This survey was conducted to review the current practice regarding frequency of weight measurement in neonatal units in the Republic of Ireland, and whether these practices are in keeping with best practice as described in the literature. There was an 88.5% (23 of 26) response rate to this survey. 6 (26%) units had a written policy, and 16 (70%) had an unwritten agreed practice. In the Vermont Oxford Network\\'s potentially better practices daily weight measurements on newborn infants are recommended until the infant is stable and growing and then alternate day measurements The most common practices in this survey were to weigh infants on alternate days, this occurred in 9 (39%) units, and twice weekly in 6 (26%). Less than 31% of units had a separate policy for those less than 30 weeks, on assisted ventilation, or transitioning to enteral feeds. Most weigh infants on alternate days, and plot weights weekly, which is in keeping with best practice. Few units have separate policies for specific subgroups as is recommended in the limited literature. Consensus guidelines should be developed and promoted nationally.

  3. Eruption Cyst in the Neonate.

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    de Oliveira, Alline J; Silveira, Maria Lg; Duarte, Danilo A; Diniz, Michele B

    2018-01-01

    The pediatric dental approach to the oral cavity of newborns requires special attention, as many aspects are unique and peculiar to this period of life. It is important that pediatricians and pediatric dentists be aware of the characteristics within normal newborn patterns and prepared to make a correct diagnosis of abnormalities at early stages. Congenital eruption cysts (ECs) are rarely observed in newborns, as at this stage of a child's life, tooth eruption is unusual. This study reports a case of EC treated successfully by monitoring of the lesion, without any surgical procedure. In the 4th month, the lesion had completely regressed, and the deciduous central incisors had erupted without problems. The clinical and radiographic monitoring of ECs in newborns seems to be a satisfactory management procedure, similar to what is recommended for older children. How to cite this article: de Oliveira AJ, Silveira MLG, Duarte DA, Diniz MB. Eruption Cyst in the Neonate. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2018;11(1):58-60.

  4. Radiation doses and risks to neonates undergoing common radiographic examinations in the neonatal intensive care unit

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    McParland, B.J.; Lee, R.

    1996-01-01

    Neonates in the-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can receive large numbers of radiographs owing to the clinical conditions they may present. More neonatal radiation dosimetry data are required for three fundamental reasons: (1.) to aid in the establishment of reference dose levels for interinstitutional comparisons; (2.) to improve childhood cancer risk estimates following neonatal exposure; and (3.) to indicate appropriate directions for dose reduction. This paper describes an investigation of two different NICU radiological techniques with significantly different neonate doses. While patient-matched images taken with both techniques were assessed in a blind review, this component of the study is beyond the scope of this paper and is not discussed here. (author)

  5. Evaluación de los impactos medioambientales de los proyectos de construcción

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    Adnan Enshassi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El sector de la construcción es considerado mundialmente como una de las principales fuentes de contaminación medioambiental, pues produce enormes efectos negativos en el medioambiente ya sea directa o indirectamente. La Franja de Gaza está experimentando un aumento de los proyectos de construcción, incrementando la presión sobre el ecosistema al introducir y generar diversos contaminantes. Los ecosistemas de la Franja de Gaza se están debilitando y deteriorando debido a sus limitados recursos naturales, a su deteriorada situación política y económica, al crecimiento de la población y a la escasa conciencia sobre el cuidado del medioambiente. El objetivo de este trabajo es mejorar la conciencia pública sobre los impactos ambientales negativos causados por las actividades derivadas de los proyectos de construcción en la Franja de Gaza y proponer algunas sugerencias con la finalidad de reducirlos. Para ello se distribuyó un total de 50 encuestas entre profesionales que trabajan en la industria de la construcción. Los impactos ambientales se clasificaron en tres categorías: ecosistemas, recursos naturales e impacto en la comunidad. Los resultados del estudio revelaron que la generación de polvo, contaminación acústica, operaciones con remoción de la vegetación y la contaminación atmosférica son los impactos ambientales más significativos de los proyectos de construcción. Los resultados, además, revelaron que tanto los trabajadores como quienes laboran en el sector de la construcción son quienes más se exponen diariamente a problemas de salud como afecciones respiratorias y al hígado, cáncer, deterioro de la audición, hipertensión, molestias, trastornos del sueño y problemas cardiovasculares. Además, se encontró que el impacto social o impacto en la comunidad era la categoría más importante que afectaba al entorno en la Franja de Gaza. Se recomienda mejorar los conocimientos y la conciencia de los trabajadores de

  6. Managing neonatal bowel obstruction: clinical perspectives

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    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Sarah M Desoky,1 Ranjit I Kylat,2 Unni Udayasankar,1 Dorothy Gilbertson-Dahdal1 1Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA; 2Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA Abstract: Neonatal intestinal obstruction is a common surgical emergency and occurs in approximately 1 in 2,000 live births. The causes of obstruction are diverse with varied embryological origins, and some underlying etiologies are not yet well described. Some findings of neonatal bowel obstruction can be detected prenatally on ultrasound imaging. The obstruction is classified as “high” when the level of obstruction is proximal to the ileum, and “low” when the level of obstruction is at the ileum or colon. Early diagnosis of the type of intestinal obstruction and localization of the obstructive bowel segment guides timely and appropriate management of the underlying pathologic entity. Neonatal bowel obstructions are ideally managed at specialized centers with a large volume of neonatal surgery and dedicated pediatric surgical and anesthesia expertise. Although surgical intervention is necessary in most cases, initial management strategies often target underlying metabolic, cardiac, or respiratory abnormalities. Imaging plays a key role in early and accurate diagnosis of the abnormalities. When bowel obstruction is suspected clinically, initial imaging workup usually involves abdominal radiography, which may direct further evaluation with fluoroscopic examination such as upper gastrointestinal (UGI contrast study or contrast enema. This article provides a comprehensive review of clinical and radiological features of common and less common causes of intestinal obstruction in the neonatal age group, including esophageal atresia, enteric duplication cysts, gastric volvulus, congenital microgastria, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, duodenal atresia

  7. Socioeconomic factors and adolescent pregnancy outcomes: distinctions between neonatal and post-neonatal deaths?

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    Flick Louise H

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Young maternal age has long been associated with higher infant mortality rates, but the role of socioeconomic factors in this association has been controversial. We sought to investigate the relationships between infant mortality (distinguishing neonatal from post-neonatal deaths, socioeconomic status and maternal age in a large, retrospective cohort study. Methods We conducted a population-based cohort study using linked birth-death certificate data for Missouri residents during 1997–1999. Infant mortality rates for all singleton births to adolescent women (12–17 years, n = 10,131; 18–19 years, n = 18,954 were compared to those for older women (20–35 years, n = 28,899. Logistic regression was used to estimate adjusted odds ratios (OR and 95% confidence intervals (CI for all potential associations. Results The risk of infant (OR 1.95, CI 1.54–2.48, neonatal (1.69, 1.24–2.31 and post-neonatal mortality (2.47, 1.70–3.59 were significantly higher for younger adolescent (12–17 years than older (20–34 years mothers. After adjusting for race, marital status, age-appropriate education level, parity, smoking status, prenatal care utilization, and poverty status (indicated by participation in WIC, food stamps or Medicaid, the risk of post-neonatal mortality (1.73, 1.14–2.64 but not neonatal mortality (1.43, 0.98–2.08 remained significant for younger adolescent mothers. There were no differences in neonatal or post-neonatal mortality risks for older adolescent (18–19 years mothers. Conclusion Socioeconomic factors may largely explain the increased neonatal mortality risk among younger adolescent mothers but not the increase in post-neonatal mortality risk.

  8. Tratamiento con azlocillin y amikacina en sepsis neonatal por staphylococcus haemolyticus multirresistente

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    María Espino Hernández

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available El estafilococo coagulasa negativa es actualmente un importante patógeno nosocomial y agente causal de infección en el neonato. Cepas multirresistentes comúnmente aisladas de recién nacidos sometidos a cuidados intensivos dificultan la terapéutica, por lo que se hace necesario el empleo de combinaciones antibióticas que garanticen un efecto antibacteriano más eficiente. Se presentan los resultados obtenidos en un paciente con bronconeumonía adquirida por Staphylococcus haemolyticus multirresistente y que fue sometido a tratamiento combinado de azlocillin y amikacina. Se estudió el patrón de resistencia de la cepa para 30 antibióticos por métodos de difusión y dilución, así como la efectividad in vitro de la combinación antibiótica aplicada por el método del «tablero de ajedrez». Se observó en los resultados in vitro una marcada potencialización de la actividad aminoglucosídica por la presencia del antibiótico beta-lactámico, resultado que se correspondió con una excelente respuesta in vivo.Negative-coagulase Staphyloccocus, is at present time an important nosocomial pathogen and a causal agent of neonatal infection. Multirresistant strains commonly isolated from newborn under intensive care, make difficult treatment, so it is necessary use of antibiotic combination to assure a more efficient antibacterial effect. We present results obtained in a patient presenting with acquired bronchopneumonia from multirresistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus who received a combination of Azlocillin and Amikacin. Resistance pattern to this strain was studied by diffusion and dilution methods, as well as in vitro effectiveness of antibiotic combination, applied by "Chequerboard" method. In in vitro results, we found a significant potentiation of aminoglucoside activity by presence of Beta-lactamic antibiotic, result corresponding to an in vivo excellent response.

  9. SISTEMA DE AQUISIÇÃO DE DADOS PARA A MÁQUINA DE IMPACTO CHARPY

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    Jermana Lopes Moraes

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem o objetivo de implementar e desenvolver um sistema de aquisição de dados para a máquina de impacto Charpy. Assim, é realizado um estudo da máquina de impacto Charpy, do ensaio de impacto e das ferramentas necessárias para desenvolvimento do projeto. Utiliza-se um acelerômetro para determinar a aceleração nos eixos x e y do pêndulo Charpy durante a realização do ensaio. Para leitura e interpretação dos dados enviados pelo acelerômetro utiliza-se a plataforma de hardware Arduino UNO com software específico. Os dados enviados ao Arduino são apresentados em uma interface gráfica desenvolvida no Matlab. Nesta interface é possível inserir os dados iniciais de ensaio Charpy e apresentar ao usuário final os resultados finais de ensaio, como a energia de impacto, a resistência de impacto e a força necessária para romper o corpo de prova. Além disso, é apresentado ao usuário um gráfico da aceleração ao longo da realização do ensaio e o gráfico de força ao longo do tempo. Desta forma, registram-se os dados em um arquivo específico para análise e estudo posterior. A porcentagem de erro entre o valor medidor no mostrador da máquina e o resultado automatizado não ultrapassa o limite de 8 %.

  10. Valoración del impacto ambiental de la actividad minera artesanal en la mina Rinconada - Puno

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    Aquino Pacheco, Ariel Pepe

    2008-01-01

    La sustentabilidad ambiental, como elemento fundamental del desarrollo económico y social, en escenarios cada vez más descentralizados y competitivos, tiene entre otros desafíos; el diagnóstico, identificar los impactos ambientales y valorar cualitativa-cuantitativamente los impactos ambientales dentro del complejo ambiente minero de la Rinconada-Puno. El presente informe de investigación: VALORACIÓN DEL IMPACTO. AMBIENTAL DE LA ACTIVIDAD MINERA ARTESANAL EN LA MINA RINCONADA-PUNO, trata de r...

  11. Aplicación del proceso de atención de enfermería en cuidados intensivos Aplicação do processo de atendimento de enfermaría em cuidados intensivos Intensive care unit nursing care process application

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    Juan Guillermo Rojas

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir los factores relacionados con la aplicación del proceso de atención de enfermería (PAE y las taxonomías de diagnósticos, intervenciones y resultados esperados, en Unidades de Cuidado Intensivo -UCI- de Medellín. Metodología. Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal realizado en una muestra de 65 profesionales de enfermería de 12 UCI entre abril y junio de 2007. Se exploraron variables sociodemográficas y laborales, metodologías para el cuidado, aplicación del PAE y nivel de aptitud clínica; además del tipo de institución y existencia de registros de enfermería estructurados según la metodología. Resultados. Los profesionales son mujeres jóvenes con poca experiencia que cuidan realizando la valoración, planean con base en el diagnóstico médico y siguen los protocolos establecidos en las UCI. Manifiestan no aplicar el PAE - sin embargo, valoran, planean e intervienen y en menor medida formulan diagnósticos y evalúa-, tienen bajo nivel de aptitud clínica. Conclusión. Los profesionales de enfermería otorgan importancia al PAE como elemento que da identidad profesional, no obstante, no lo incorporan como metodología para el cuidado.Objetivo. Descrever os fatores relacionados com a aplicação do processo de atendimento de enfermagem (PAE e as taxonomias de diagnósticos, intervenções e resultados esperados, em Unidades de Cuidado Intensivo -UCI- de Medellín. Metodologia. Estudo de corte transversal realizado numa mostra de 65 profissionais de enfermagem de 12 UCI entre abril e junho de 2007. Exploraram-se variáveis sócio-demográficas e trabalhistas, metodologias para o cuidado, aplicação do PAE e nível de aptidão clínica; além do tipo de instituição e existência de registros de enfermaria estruturados segundo a metodologia. Resultados. Os profissionais são mulheres jovens com pouca experiência que cuidam realizando a valoração, planejam com base no diagnóstico médico e seguem os

  12. Percepción de los comportamientos del cuidado de enfermería en la unidad de cuidados intensivos Percepção dos comportamentos do cuidado de enfermagem na unidade de cuidados intensivos Perception of nursing care behaviors in the intensive care unit

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    Claudia Andrea Ramírez Perdomo

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    Full Text Available El objetivo es describir y correlacionar la percepción de los comportamientos del cuidado de enfermería que tienen los pacientes y el personal de enfermería en la unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI del Hospital Universitario Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo, de Neiva. Es un estudio de enfoque cuantitativo, descriptivo, correlacional y transversal. La muestra estuvo conformada por 122 usuarios hospitalizados, 13 enfermeros profesionales y 13 auxiliares de enfermería. Se utilizó el instrumento de Patricia Larson, CARE-Q, traducido y adaptado en 1998 por Nubia Rocío Cuervo en su investigación Percepción de los comportamientos de cuidado que tiene el personal de enfermería y la que tienen los pacientes del servicio de urgencias del Hospital la Victoria de Santafé de Bogotá; se graficó el instrumento para facilitar el diligenciamiento por los participantes. Para el análisis se aplicaron estadísticos como: medidas de tendencia central, tablas de frecuencia, tablas generales y correlación de Pearson. Las conclusiones permiten establecer la existencia de una correlación positiva en las categorías de: ser accesible, monitorea y hace seguimiento, y mantiene relación de confianza; se observó una correlación negativa en dos categorías: explica y facilita y se anticipa, lo cual permite establecer que existen cuatro categorías en las que se encontró que existía coincidencia entre los pacientes y el personal de enfermería; y dos de ellas mostraron diferencia.Este estudo objetiva descrever e corelacionar a percepção dos comportamentos do cuidado de enfermagem que os pacientes e o pessoal têm na unidade de cuidados intensivos (UCI do Hospital UniversitárioHernandoMoncaleanoPerdomo,de Neiva. O estudo tem uma abordagem quantitativa, descritiva, corelacional e transversal. Aamostra incluiu 122 usuários hospitalizados, 13 enfermeiros profissionais e 13 auxiliares de enfermagem. Utilizouse o instrumento de Patricia Larson, CARE-Q, traduzido e

  13. PRIORITY SETTING IN AN ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL IN ARGENTINA: A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY DISTRIBUCIÓN PRIORITARIA EN UN HOSPITAL DE CUIDADOS INTENSIVOS EN ARGENTINA: ESTUDIO CUALITATIVO DE UN CASO DISTRIBUIÇÃO PRIORITÁRIA EM UM HOSPITAL DE CUIDADOS INTENSIVOS NA ARGENTINA: ESTUDO QUALITATIVO DE UM CASO

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    Full Text Available Purpose: To describe and evaluate priority setting in an Acute Care hospital in Argentina, using Accountability for Reasonableness, an ethical framework for fair priority setting. Methods: Case Study involving key informant interviews and document review. Thirty respondents were identified using a snowball sampling strategy. A modified thematic approach was used in analyzing the data. Results: Priorities are primarily determined at the Department of Health. The committee which is supposed to set priorities within the hospital was thought not to have much influence. Decisions were based on government policies and objectives, personal relationships, economic, political, historical and arbitrary reasons. Decisions at the DOH were publicized through internet; however, apart from the tenders and a general budget, details of hospital decisions were not publicized. CATA provided an accessible but ineffective forum for appeals. There were no clear mechanisms for appeals and leadership to ensure adherence to a fair process. Conclusions: In spite of their efforts to ensure fairness, Priority setting in the study hospital did not meet all the four conditions of a fair process. Policy discussions on improving legitimacy and fairness provided an opportunity for improving fairness in the hospital and Accountability for Reasonableness might be a useful framework for analysis and for identifying and improving strategies.Propósito: Describir y evaluar el establecimiento de prioridades en un hospital de cuidados intensivos en Argentina, empleando la Administración Razonable como marco ético para una justa asignación. Métodos: Estudio de un Caso que incluía entrevistas a un informante y revisión de documentos. Se identificó a treinta participantes empleando la estrategia de muestras tipo "bola de nieve". Al analizar los datos, se empleó un enfoque temático modificado. Resultados: Las prioridades se determinan principalmente en el Departamento de Salud

  14. Neonatal herpes in Denmark 1977-1991

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    Fonnest, G; de la Fuente Fonnest, I; Weber, Tom

    1997-01-01

    BACKGROUND: To prevent neonatal herpes, women in labor with genital herpes infection are still delivered by Cesarean section. This policy is currently being debated. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of neonatal herpes in Denmark and to evaluate the prevention practice. METHODS...... herpes recurrence. Four infants had a serious infection in spite of Cesarean section. This study does not support a policy of Cesarean section in case of maternal recurrent herpes simplex infection at delivery.......BACKGROUND: To prevent neonatal herpes, women in labor with genital herpes infection are still delivered by Cesarean section. This policy is currently being debated. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of neonatal herpes in Denmark and to evaluate the prevention practice. METHODS......: All newborns with perinatal herpes in Denmark 1977-1991 were identified from hospital-records. RESULTS: Of 862,298 deliveries 136 possible cases were found but only 30 (22%) fulfilled the criteria for neonatal herpes. The incidence increased from 2.36 to 4.56 per 100,000 live births during 1977...

  15. Quantitative topographic differentiation of the neonatal EEG.

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    Paul, Karel; Krajca, Vladimír; Roth, Zdenek; Melichar, Jan; Petránek, Svojmil

    2006-09-01

    To test the discriminatory topographic potential of a new method of the automatic EEG analysis in neonates. A quantitative description of the neonatal EEG can contribute to the objective assessment of the functional state of the brain, and may improve the precision of diagnosing cerebral dysfunctions manifested by 'disorganization', 'dysrhythmia' or 'dysmaturity'. 21 healthy, full-term newborns were examined polygraphically during sleep (EEG-8 referential derivations, respiration, ECG, EOG, EMG). From each EEG record, two 5-min samples (one from the middle of quiet sleep, the other from the middle of active sleep) were subject to subsequent automatic analysis and were described by 13 variables: spectral features and features describing shape and variability of the signal. The data from individual infants were averaged and the number of variables was reduced by factor analysis. All factors identified by factor analysis were statistically significantly influenced by the location of derivation. A large number of statistically significant differences were also established when comparing the effects of individual derivations on each of the 13 measured variables. Both spectral features and features describing shape and variability of the signal are largely accountable for the topographic differentiation of the neonatal EEG. The presented method of the automatic EEG analysis is capable to assess the topographic characteristics of the neonatal EEG, and it is adequately sensitive and describes the neonatal electroencephalogram with sufficient precision. The discriminatory capability of the used method represents a promise for their application in the clinical practice.

  16. Rescuer fatigue during simulated neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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    Li, E S; Cheung, P-Y; O'Reilly, M; Aziz, K; Schmölzer, G M

    2015-02-01

    To assess development of fatigue during chest compressions (CCs) in simulated neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Prospective randomized manikin crossover study. Thirty neonatal healthcare professionals who successfully completed the Neonatal Resuscitation Program performed CPR using (i) 3:1 compression:ventilation (C:V) ratio, (ii) continuous CC with asynchronous ventilation (CCaV) at a rate of 90 CC per min and (iii) CCaV at 120 CC per min for a duration of 10 min on a neonatal manikin. Changes in peak pressure (a surrogate of fatigue) and CC rate were continuously recorded and fatigue among groups was compared. Participants were blinded to pressure tracings and asked to rate their level of comfort and fatigue for each CPR trial. Compared with baseline, a significant decrease in peak pressure was observed after 72, 96 and 156 s in group CCaV-120, CCaV-90 and 3:1 C:V, respectively. CC depth decreased by 50% within the first 3 min during CCaV-120, 30% during CCaV-90 and 20% during 3:1 C:V. Moreover, 3:1 C:V and CCaV were similarly preferred by healthcare professionals. Similarly, 3:1 C:V and CCaV CPR were also fatiguing. We recommend that rescuers should switch after every second cycle of heart rate assessment during neonatal CPR.

  17. Neonatal asphyxia: A study of 210 cases

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    Hülya Üzel

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Perinatal asphyxia remains an importantcause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. The aim of thisstudy was to investigate antenatal, natal, and postnatalrisk factors of neonatal asphyxia, relationship with knownrisk factors and stage of Sarnat and Sarnat scores, theeffect of risk factors on hospital discharge and survival forneonates with perinatal asphyxia.Materials and methods: In this study, we retrospectivelyanalyzed the hospital records of 210 patients diagnosedas perinatal asphyxia. The patients’ demographic characteristics,antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum riskfactors and Sarnat and Sarnat clinical staging criteria ofnewborns were analyzed.Results: The risk factors for asphyxia were detectedantepartum period in 67.7% of newborns, intrapartum in91% and potpartum in of 29.5% of neonates. When caseswere examined according to the studied years, perinatalasphyxia ratio was the most frequent in 2007 as 28.1%.With a decline over the years, frequency dropped to %21in 2010. The number of patients with stage 3 and mortalityrate were significantly decreased over the years (p<0.05.Conclusions: Less preventable intrapartum causes ofbirth asphyxia are seen more frequently. Early detectionof risk factors together with appropriate prenatal, nataland postnatal care provision, reduced emergency caesareansections and will decrease considerably decreasefrequency of perinatal asphyxia. We think that followingup neonates who needed intensive care in neonatal unitssufficiently equipped will decrease complications due toasphyxia. J Clin Exp Invest 2012; 3(2: 194-198

  18. Structural connectivity asymmetry in the neonatal brain.

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    Ratnarajah, Nagulan; Rifkin-Graboi, Anne; Fortier, Marielle V; Chong, Yap Seng; Kwek, Kenneth; Saw, Seang-Mei; Godfrey, Keith M; Gluckman, Peter D; Meaney, Michael J; Qiu, Anqi

    2013-07-15

    Asymmetry of the neonatal brain is not yet understood at the level of structural connectivity. We utilized DTI deterministic tractography and structural network analysis based on graph theory to determine the pattern of structural connectivity asymmetry in 124 normal neonates. We tracted white matter axonal pathways characterizing interregional connections among brain regions and inferred asymmetry in left and right anatomical network properties. Our findings revealed that in neonates, small-world characteristics were exhibited, but did not differ between the two hemispheres, suggesting that neighboring brain regions connect tightly with each other, and that one region is only a few paths away from any other region within each hemisphere. Moreover, the neonatal brain showed greater structural efficiency in the left hemisphere than that in the right. In neonates, brain regions involved in motor, language, and memory functions play crucial roles in efficient communication in the left hemisphere, while brain regions involved in emotional processes play crucial roles in efficient communication in the right hemisphere. These findings suggest that even at birth, the topology of each cerebral hemisphere is organized in an efficient and compact manner that maps onto asymmetric functional specializations seen in adults, implying lateralized brain functions in infancy. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Investimentos privados, impactos ambientais e qualidade de vida num empreendimento mineral amazônico: o caso da mina de manganês de Serra do Navio (Amapá Private investments, environmental impact, and the quality of life at a mining venture in the Amazon: the case of the Serra do Navio manganese mine in Amapá

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    José Augusto Drummond

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available O texto discute as conseqüências ambientais e socioeconômicas de um grande empreendimento de extração mineral na Amazônia brasileira. Entre 1957 e 1998, a Indústria e Comércio de Minérios S. A. (ICOMI explorou manganês no Amapá, em Serra do Navio, uma das maiores minas desse minério no mundo. Foi o primeiro e o mais durável empreendimento mineral de grande escala e intensivo de capital na região amazônica brasileira. O texto apresenta um perfil biofísico e socioeconômico do Amapá, caracterizando-o como fronteira de expansão da sociedade nacional. Discute o volume da produção, as características da companhia mineradora, mostrando seu sucesso comercial, os principais impactos ambientais do empreendimento, especialmente o desmatamento, o status da qualidade de água e a recuperação ambiental da área minerada, concluindo que esses impactos foram localizados e moderados. Na conclusão, são apresentados os resultados de um exercício de mensuração dos níveis de bem-estar socioeconômico da população do Amapá entre 1953 e 1993: as melhoras foram sensíveis.The text examines the environmental and socioeconomic consequences of a major mining venture in the Brazilian Amazon. From 1957 to 1998, Indústria e Comércio de Minérios S. A. (ICOMI extracted ore from one of the world’s largest manganese mines, located in the Serra do Navio highlands region of the state of Amapá. ICOMI was the first and longest-running large-scale, capital-intensive mining operation in the Brazilian Amazon. Based on a biophysical and socioeconomic profile of Amapá, the region is characterized as a frontier for an expanding Brazilian society. After discussing the mining company’s characteristics, its production volume and commercial success, main environmental impacts (particularly deforestation, area water quality, and the environmental recovery of the mined area, it is concluded that impacts have been localized and moderate. Furthermore

  20. Practice patterns in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.

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    Gartner, L M; Herrarias, C T; Sebring, R H

    1998-01-01

    To determine practice patterns of office-based pediatricians and neonatologists in the treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in healthy, term newborns during 1992, before the publication of the practice guideline for treatment of neonatal jaundice by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The survey was undertaken to inform the AAP's Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia on current practices and to aid it in its preparation of the guidelines. It was also anticipated that this survey would serve as a basis for comparison for a second survey to be performed several years after the publication of the practice guidelines. A self-administered questionnaire describing a single case of a jaundiced, breastfed 36-hour-old healthy, full-term infant with a total serum bilirubin concentration of 11.0 mg/dL (188 microM/L) was sent to a random sample of 600 office-based pediatricians and 606 neonatologists who were members of the AAP. The final response rate was 74%. Respondents were asked to answer questions regarding treatment of the case based on their actual practices. Ranges of total serum bilirubin concentration were provided as possible answers to questions on initiation of phototherapy and exchange transfusion, and interruption of breastfeeding. Respondents were also queried about frequency of serum bilirubin testing, locations of phototherapy administration, and factors influencing their therapeutic decisions. Four hundred forty-two office-based pediatricians and 444 neonatologists completed the survey. There was a tendency for neonatologists to initiate both phototherapy and exchange transfusions at lower serum bilirubin concentrations than office-based general pediatricians. At a serum bilirubin of 13 to 19 mg/dL (222 to 325 microM/L), 54% of office-based pediatricians stated they would initiate phototherapy whereas 76% of neonatologists would do so. Forty percent of office-based practitioners said they would perform exchange transfusions at serum bilirubin levels

  1. Prevalence and factors associated with neonatal sepsis among ...

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    Relationship between outcome variable and exposure variable was done using Chi ... A recent study in Ethiopia indicates that neonatal sepsis in the major newborn ... Neonatal sepsis was defined as infection that had occurred during the.

  2. Short-acting sulfonamides near term and neonatal jaundice

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    Klarskov, Pia; Andersen, Jon Trærup; Jimenez-Solem, Espen

    2013-01-01

    To investigate the association between maternal use of sulfamethizole near term and the risk of neonatal jaundice.......To investigate the association between maternal use of sulfamethizole near term and the risk of neonatal jaundice....

  3. Ornithine aminotransferase deficiency: Diagnostic difficulties in neonatal presentation

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    Cleary, M. A.; Dorland, L.; de Koning, T. J.; Poll-The, B. T.; Duran, M.; Mandell, R.; Shih, V. E.; Berger, R.; Olpin, S. E.; Besley, G. T. N.

    2005-01-01

    We describe two unrelated cases of ornithine aminotransferase (OAT) deficiency with rare neonatal presentation of hyperammonaemia. The diagnosis in the neonatal presentation of OAT deficiency is hampered as hyperornithinaemia is absent. Enzyme and mutation studies confirmed the diagnosis. OAT

  4. Placental malaria and neonatal anti-tetanus antibody status: Any ...

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    Globally, neonatal tetanus accounts for 7% of neonatal mortality,[1] ... There was a statistically significant association between type of placental malaria .... Also excluded were mothers with diabetes ..... Tetanus Vaccine: WHO Position Paper.

  5. Hypertensive encephalopathy in a patient with neonatal thyrotoxicosis

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    Pijnenburg, MWH; Zweens, MJ; Bink, MTE; Odink, RJ

    1999-01-01

    Neonatal hyperthyroidism may give rise to serious cardiovascular complications. A girl with severe thyrotoxicosis in whom hypertensive encephalopathy developed is described. Conclusion Neonatal thyrotoxicosis can give rise to hypertension and may lead to hypertensive encephalopathy.

  6. Magnetic resonance appearance of adrenal hemorrhage in a neonate

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    Willemse, A.P.P.; Feldberg, M.A.M.; Witkamp, T.D.; Coppes, M.J.; Kramer, P.P.G.

    1989-01-01

    The Magnetic Resonance (MR) appearance of adrenal hemorrhage in a neonate is described and compared with Ultrasound (US). The value of US studies in adrenal neonatal hemorrhage is well known. We present the MR appearance of this common condition. (orig.)

  7. Cerebral aspects of neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a review.

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    Mol, A.C. de; Liem, K.D.; Heijst, A.F.J. van

    2013-01-01

    Background: Neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a lifesaving therapeutic approach in newborns suffering from severe, but potentially reversible, respiratory insufficiency, mostly complicated by neonatal persistent pulmonary hypertension. However, cerebral damage, intracerebral

  8. Neonatal sepsis: Highlighting the principles of diagnosis and ...

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    count has a poor positive predictive value for neonatal sepsis and is ... Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, University ... infections (UTIs) in neonates,[18] many clinicians use the following.

  9. Prevalence of neonatal septicaemia in the University of Port ...

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    2013-04-30

    Apr 30, 2013 ... preterm.4 Neonatal septicaemia accounts for 13%-15% of all neonatal deaths globally.2 .... Small for gestational age. LGA = Large for gestational age .... note that the predominant organisms showed very high sensitivity to the ...

  10. Risk Factors for Neonatal Mortality Among Very Low Birth Weight Neonates

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    Fatemeh Nayeri

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to determine risk factors causing increase in very low birth way (VLBW neonatal mortality. The medical files of all neonates weighing ≤1500 g, born in Vali-e-Asr hospital (2001-2004 were studied. Two groups of neonates (living and dead were compared up to the time of hospital discharge or death. A total of 317 neonates were enrolled. A meaningful relationship existed between occurrence of death and low gestational age (P=0.02, low birth weight, lower than 1000 g (P=0.001, Apgar score <6 at 5th minutes (P=0.001, resuscitation at birth (P=0.001, respiratory distress syndrome (P=0.001 need for mechanical ventilation (P=0.001, neurological complications (P=0.001 and intraventricular hemorrhage (P=0.001. Regression analysis indicated that each 250 g weight increase up to 1250 g had protective effect, and reduced mortality rate. The causes of death of those neonates weighting over 1250 g should be sought in factors other than weight. Survival rate was calculated to be 80.4% for neonates weighing more than 1000 g. The most important high risk factors affecting mortality of neonates are: low birth weight, need for resuscitation at birth, need for ventilator use and intraventricular hemorrhage.

  11. Causes of Neonatal Mortality in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Taleghani Hospital

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    Ali Hossein Zeinalzadeh

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Neonatal survival is one of the most important challenges today. Over 99% of neonatal mortalities occur in the developing countries, and epidemiologic studies emphasize on this issue in the developed countries, as well. In this study, we attempted to investigate the causes of neonatal mortality in Taleghani Hospital, Tabriz, Iran.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we studied causes of neonatal mortality in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU of Taleghani Hospital, Tabriz, Iran, during 2013-2014. Data collection was performed by the head nurse and treating physician using a pre-designed questionnaire. Most of the data were extracted from the neonatal records. Information regarding maternal underlying diseases and health care during pregnancy was extracted from mothers' records.Results: A total of 891 neonates were admitted to NICU of Taleghani Hospital of Tabriz, Iran, during 2013-2014, 68 (7.5% of whom died. Among these cases, 37 (%54.4 were male, 29 (29.4% were extremely low birth weight, and 16 (23.5% weighed more than 2.5 kg. The main causes of mortality were congenital anomalies (35.3%, prematurity (26.5%, and sepsis (10.3%, respectively.Conclusion: Congenital anomaly is the most common cause of mortality, and the pattern of death is changing from preventable diseases to unavoidable mortalities

  12. SÍNDROME DO CHOQUE ACÚSTICO EM TRABALHADORES USUÁRIOS INTENSIVOS DE HEADSET E TELEFONE: UMA REVISÃO DE LITERATURA

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    Márcia Pinheiro Hortêncio de Medeiros

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Com a crescente proliferação de empregos baseados em telefone (ex.: telefonistas, operadores de telemarketing/teleatendimento, controladores de tráfego aéreo, pilotos de aeronaves e de automóveis, operadores de máquinas pesadas, operadores de áudio e vídeo etc., milhões de trabalhadores estão mais vulneráveis a choques acústicos (CA devido ao aumento da probabilidade de exposição a incidentes acústicos intensos, agudos, súbitos e inesperados, que aleatoriamente viajam através da linha telefônica ou da interface da web até o receptor do headset ou do telefone do operador. Tal exposição pode levar a um conjunto de sintomas neurofisiológicos e psicológicos, que podem variar em grau e duração. Quando a duração é temporária, costuma-se empregar na literatura o termo CA e quando é permanente, os termos: lesão, desordem e síndrome do choque acústico (SCA, sendo os termos CA e SCA os que serão utilizados neste estudo. Frente à severidade e à complexidade dos sintomas, os impactos na qualidade de vida e na capacidade laborativa e a possibilidade de futura compensação trabalhista por danos morais e materiais em nosso país, uma revisão de literatura do período de 2005 a 2015 faz-se necessária para que fabricantes, empregadores, empregados e profissionais das áreas de segurança e saúde do trabalho sejam o mais rápido possível conscientizados sobre o tema, e capacitados quanto à prevenção, avaliação, diagnósti

  13. Endocardial Pacemaker Implantation in Neonates and Infants

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    Canan Ayabakan

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Transvenous pacemaker lead implantation is the preferred method of pacing in adult patients. Lead performance and longevity are superior and the implantation approach can be performed under local anaesthetic with a very low morbidity. In children, and especially in neonates and infants, the epicardial route was traditionally chosen until the advent of smaller generators and lead implantation techniques that allowed growth of the child without lead displacement. Endocardial implantation is not universally accepted, however, as there is an incidence of venous occlusion of the smaller veins of neonates and infants with concerns for loss of venous access in the future. Growing experience with lower profile leads, however, reveals that endocardial pacing too can be performed with low morbidity and good long-term results in neonates and infants.

  14. [Neonatal hyperthyroidism and maternal Graves disease].

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    Ben Ameur, K; Chioukh, F Z; Marmouch, H; Ben Hamida, H; Bizid, M; Monastiri, K

    2015-04-01

    The onset of Graves disease during pregnancy exposes the neonate to the risk of hyperthyroidism. The newborn must be monitored and treatment modalities known to ensure early treatment of the newborn. We report on the case of an infant born at term of a mother with Graves disease discovered during pregnancy. He was asymptomatic during the first days of life, before declaring the disease. Neonatal hyperthyroidism was confirmed by hormonal assays. Hyperthyroidism was treated with antithyroid drugs and propranolol with a satisfactory clinical and biological course. Neonatal hyperthyroidism should be systematically sought in infants born to a mother with Graves disease. The absence of clinical signs during the first days of life does not exclude the diagnosis. The duration of monitoring should be decided according to the results of the first hormonal balance tests. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  15. Neonatal Graves' Disease with Maternal Hypothyroidism.

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    Akangire, Gangaram; Cuna, Alain; Lachica, Charisse; Fischer, Ryan; Raman, Sripriya; Sampath, Venkatesh

    2017-07-01

    Neonatal Graves' disease presenting as conjugated hyperbilirubinemia is a diagnostic challenge because the differential includes a gamut of liver and systemic diseases. We present a unique case of neonatal Graves' disease in a premature infant with conjugated hyperbilirubinemia born to a mother with hypothyroidism during pregnancy and remote history of Graves' disease. Infant was treated with a combination of methimazole, propranolol, and potassium iodide for 4 weeks. Thyroid function improved after 8 weeks of treatment with full recovery of thyroid function, disappearance of thyroid-stimulating antibodies, and resolution of failure to thrive and conjugated hyperbilirubinemia. This case provides several clinical vignettes as it is a rare, severe, presentation of an uncommon neonatal disease, signs, symptoms, and clinical history presented a diagnostic challenge for neonatologists and endocrinologists, normal newborn screen was misleading, and yet timely treatment led to a full recovery.

  16. Neonatal herpes in Denmark 1977-1991

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    Fonnest, G; de la Fuente Fonnest, I; Weber, Tom

    1997-01-01

    : All newborns with perinatal herpes in Denmark 1977-1991 were identified from hospital-records. RESULTS: Of 862,298 deliveries 136 possible cases were found but only 30 (22%) fulfilled the criteria for neonatal herpes. The incidence increased from 2.36 to 4.56 per 100,000 live births during 1977...... herpes recurrence. Four infants had a serious infection in spite of Cesarean section. This study does not support a policy of Cesarean section in case of maternal recurrent herpes simplex infection at delivery.......BACKGROUND: To prevent neonatal herpes, women in labor with genital herpes infection are still delivered by Cesarean section. This policy is currently being debated. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of neonatal herpes in Denmark and to evaluate the prevention practice. METHODS...

  17. Season of birth shapes neonatal immune function

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    Thysen, Anna Hammerich; Rasmussen, Morten Arendt; Kreiner-Møller, Eskil

    2016-01-01

    Birth season has been reported to be a risk factor for several immune-mediated diseases. We hypothesized that this association is mediated by differential changes in neonatal immune phenotype and function with birth season. We sought to investigate the influence of season of birth on cord blood...... immune cell subsets and inflammatory mediators in neonatal airways. Cord blood was phenotyped for 26 different immune cell subsets, and at 1 month of age, 20 cytokines and chemokines were quantified in airway mucosal lining fluid. Multivariate partial least squares discriminant analyses were applied...... to determine whether certain immune profiles dominate by birth season, and correlations between individual cord blood immune cells and early airway immune mediators were defined. We found a birth season-related fluctuation in neonatal immune cell subsets and in early-life airway mucosal immune function...

  18. Prevalence and underlying etiologies of neonatal hypoglycemia.

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    Najati, N; Saboktakin, L

    2010-08-01

    This study aims at determining the prevalence of neonatal hypoglycemia and its underlying causes. In this prospective study 14168 newborns delivered in Tabriz Alzahra Hospital during 2 years were evaluated in regard to blood glucose level at first 24 h of life. Glucose oxidase method with 4-aminophenazone with a Greiner G-300 was the used method for determining the blood glucose level. Cases with blood glucose causes of this condition, as well as the short-term mortality rate were determined. Prevalence of neonatal hypoglycemia was 0.4% (52 newborns). Underlying causes of hypoglycemia were prematurity (61.5%), diabetic mother (13.6%), septicemia (9.6%), perinatal asphyxia (9.6%), stress (3.8%) and neonatal hyperinsulinism (1.9%). The mortality rate was 53.8%, with prematurity as the leading cause of death.

  19. The Neurodevelopmental Impact of Neonatal Morphine Administration

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    Stephanie Attarian

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Medical management of newborn infants often necessitates recurrent painful procedures, which may alter nociceptive pathways during a critical developmental period and adversely effect neuropsychological outcomes. To mitigate the effects of repeated painful stimuli, opioid administration for peri-procedural analgesia and ICU (intensive care unit sedation is common in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit. A growing body of basic and animal evidence suggests potential long-term harm associated with neonatal opioid therapy. Morphine increases apoptosis in human microglial cells, and animal studies demonstrate long-term changes in behavior, brain function, and spatial recognition memory following morphine exposure. This comprehensive review examines existing preclinical and clinical evidence on the long-term impacts of neonatal pain and opioid therapy.

  20. [Neonatal adrenal hematoma: various modes of presentation].

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    Fadil, F-Z; Lehlimi, M; Chemsi, M; Habzi, A; Benomar, S

    2014-09-01

    Neonatal adrenal hematoma is a rare condition, most frequently caused by trauma. We report three cases of adrenal hematoma admitted to the Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the A. Harouchi Children's Hospital, the Ibn Rushd University Hospital in Casablanca, Morocco, over a 2-year period from January 2011 to December 2012. The average age of these patients was 5 days. The clinical presentations were diverse; the most common manifestations were intense jaundice in one case, acute adrenal insufficiency in one case, and severe anemia in the other case. Abdominal ultrasonography was used to confirm the diagnosis and monitor adrenal hemorrhage in all the patients. Analysis of clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonography data showed a favorable prognosis in all the patients. Based on these observations, we discuss the risk factors, clinical presentations, progression and management of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier SAS.

  1. Neonatal herpes in Denmark 1977-1991

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    Fonnest, G; de la Fuente Fonnest, I; Weber, Tom

    1997-01-01

    BACKGROUND: To prevent neonatal herpes, women in labor with genital herpes infection are still delivered by Cesarean section. This policy is currently being debated. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of neonatal herpes in Denmark and to evaluate the prevention practice. METHODS......: All newborns with perinatal herpes in Denmark 1977-1991 were identified from hospital-records. RESULTS: Of 862,298 deliveries 136 possible cases were found but only 30 (22%) fulfilled the criteria for neonatal herpes. The incidence increased from 2.36 to 4.56 per 100,000 live births during 1977......-1984 through 1984-1991. Three mothers (10%) had recurrent herpes at delivery, three (10%) had primary herpes, and five (17%) had oral herpes. Seven infants (23%) were delivered by Cesarean section. Nine (30%) only had cutaneous herpes, four (13%) had CNS herpes, nine (30%) had disseminated disease. Six (20...

  2. An overview of medical ECMO for neonates.

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    Fletcher, Kathryn; Chapman, Rachel; Keene, Sarah

    2018-03-01

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life-saving therapy for respiratory and cardiac failure, was first used in neonates in the 1970s. The indications and criteria for ECMO have changed over the years, but it continues to be an important option for those who have failed other medical therapies. Since the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry was established in 1989, more than 29,900 neonates have been placed on ECMO for respiratory failure, with 84% surviving their ECMO course, and 73% surviving to discharge or transfer. In this chapter, we will review the basics of ECMO, patient characteristics and criteria, patient management, ECMO complications, special uses of neonatal ECMO, and patient outcomes. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Computed radiography in neonatal intensive care

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    Merlo, L.; Bighi, S.; Cervi, P.M.; Lupi, L.

    1991-01-01

    The Authors report their experience in the employment of a computerized digital radiographic system in Neonatal Intensive Care. The analog screen-film system is replaced by photosensitive imaging plates, scanned after X-ray exposure by a laser that releases the digital image, which can then be manipulated on computer work-stations. In a period of twelve months about 200 chest-abdomen X-ray examinations in Neonatal Intensive Care have been performed using this method with good technical and diagnostic results. The use of digital radiography in the neonatal area is of high interest: this system produces good quality images, there is a reduction in radiation dose and 'retakes', the system allows selective enhancement of different structures and their magnification. (orig.)

  4. Design of a light stimulator for fetal and neonatal magnetoencephalography

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    Wilson, J D; Adams, A J; Murphy, P; Eswaran, H; Preissl, H

    2009-01-01

    The design, safety analysis and performance of a fetal visual stimulation system suitable for fetal and neonatal magnetoencephalography studies are presented. The issue of fetal, neonatal and maternal safety is considered and the maximum permissible exposure is computed for the maternal skin and the adult eye. The risk for neonatal eye exposure is examined. It is demonstrated that the fetus, neonate and mother are not at risk. (note)

  5. Two cases of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage presenting with persistent jaundice.

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    Ruffini, E; De Petris, L; Zorzi, G; Paoletti, P; Mambelli, G; Carlucci, A

    2013-01-01

    The adrenal hemorrhage is a relatively rare event in newborns but must be considered in the presence of a persistent unexplained jaundice, especially in presence of predisposing factors. Serial ultrasonography is the modality of choice for initial diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage. We report two cases of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage presenting with persistent jaundice. The causes of the neonatal adrenal hemorrhages were a difficult vaginal delivery in macrosomic infant and a neonatal infection.

  6. Tei index in neonatal respiratory distress and perinatal asphyxia

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    Ahmed Anwer Attia Khattab

    2015-01-01

    Cardiovascular compromise is a common complication of neonatal respiratory distress and perinatal asphyxia. Tei index is a Doppler-derived index for the assessment of overall left ventricular function that combines systolic and diastolic time intervals. Aim: Assess the role of MPI versus cardiac troponin I as early indicator of hypoxic cardiac damage in neonates with respiratory distress or perinatal asphyxia. The present work was conducted on forty neonates, 15 with neonatal respiratory dist...

  7. Correção cirúrgica da persistência do canal arterial em crianças de baixo peso e neonatos Surgical treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in low-weight child and neonates

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    Ciro Denevitz de Castro Herdy

    1996-09-01

    Full Text Available A persistência do canal arterial ocorre com freqüência em neonatos prematuros, provocando um grave quadro de disfunção cardiopulmonar. O tratamento envolve duas abordagens, sendo uma clínica e outra cirúrgica. A operação para a ligadura do canal arterial é praticada desde 1938. O enfoque clínico preconiza o uso da indometacina, com o intuito de promover a oclusão do canal arterial. O presente trabalho tem por objetivo avaliar os resultados obtidos com o tratamento cirúrgico da persistência do canal arterial, através de toracotomia e ligadura em 14 pacientes, incluindo crianças de baixo peso e neonatos prematuros com quadro clínico instável. A principal indicação cirúrgica, nestes casos, foi a presença de insuficiência respiratória aguda e insuficiência cardíaca. A técnica empregada foi a tripla ligadura do canal arterial. Nos 14 casos não obtivemos nenhum tipo de complicação e sem mortalidade. A presença de uma Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo Neonatal (U.T.I no Hospital foi de extremo valor no preparo dos pacientes e na evolução no período de pós-operatório. Este trabalho comprova a eficácia do método cirúrgico empregado, com baixas taxas de morbidade e mortalidade e a importância da U.T.I neonatal no acompanhamento dos pacientes.The patent ductus arterious frequently occurs in premature neonates causing serious cardiopulmonary disfunction. The treatment includes two options; one clinic and the other surgical procedure. The surgery for patent ductus arteriosus has been done since 1938. Clinical treatment with indometacin induces closure of the arteriosus ductus. The aim of the article is to analize the surgical results with thoractomy by triple-ligature of the ductus for the treatment of persistent ductus arteriosus in fourteen patients including low weight children and premature neonates with cardiopulmonary disfunction. The indications for surgery in these cases were respiratory distress and congestive

  8. Estudios de impacto ambiental y sus tendencias en Colombia

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    Hernández Luis Alfredo

    1994-12-01

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    Un Estudio de Impacto Ambiental (ElA constituye una herramienta de planificación, ordenamiento y toma de decisiones de las acciones del hombre y/o la naturaleza para preservar o mantener una oferta de bienes naturales para el desarrollo sostenible de la sociedad. El EIA busca identificar, describir, evaluar y controlar los efectos que las acciones del hombre tengan sobre el medio, incluyendo al hombre como el agente principal que induce cambios sobre el ambiente. Antes de 1993 los EIA se caracterizaban por la existencia de una formulación ambiental aceptable en términos de los estudios ecológicos (Artículos 27 y 28 del Decreto Ley 2811 de 1974, 220 dentro del marco de la Ley 23 de 1973 o código de los recursos naturales, no constituían elementos decisorios para proyecto u obras de desarrollo, y eran muy descriptivos, extensos y poco analíticos. El componente socioeconómico no tenía ninguna relación con los elementos de la naturaleza. Además, algunos El A se hacían posteriormente a la ejecución de un proyecto, además de constituir un requisito más dentro de la documentación exigida, no existían consulta ni responsabilidad a nivel de las autoridades del orden territorial, no se consultaba ni educaba a la comunidad sobre los alcances en el espacio y en el tiempo de proyectos u obras. Finalmente, carecían de planes de seguimiento, monitoreo y control. Y no se establecían la reposición o compensación ambiental ni los costos ambientales tenían repercusión en la relación costo-beneficio del proyecto. Actualmente, los EIA tienen connotaciones bien diferentes. Desde el punto de vista institucional, la

  9. Diseño de un sistema de gestión de calidad ISO 9001:2008 para las áreas de emergencia, cuidados intensivos y quirófano de la clínica del pacífico.

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    Vera Parra, Kary Estefanía; Peña Triviño, Israel Guillermo

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    Diseño de un sistema de gestión de calidad ISO 9001:2008 para las áreas de emergencia, cuidados intensivos y quirófano de la clínica del pacífico. The design of a quality management system based on ISO 9001: 2008 in the Pacific Hospital aims to identify and develop the necessary documentation for compliance with the requirements of the standard, for continuous improvement of the organization.

  10. Social and environmental impact of the bioclimatic design; Impacto social y ambiental del diseno bioclimatico

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    Lopez P, J. Manuel A; Morrillon G, David; Rodriguez V, Luis [Instituto de Ingenieria de la UNAM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

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    This article is about two important scopes of the Bioclimatical Design (BD), the Social scope and the environmental scope. As an introduction, it is justified the importance of this topic through the association of the BD in the context of sustainability with our country's economic model. The analysis is done under the perspective of effects of the BD on social and environmental scopes. In social scope is used the Cost and Benefit Analysis according to social evaluation. In environmental scope, effects in water, air and ground are studied, but the measurement is done according to the emissions reduction of CO{sub 2} on atmosphere because of the earn on energy consumption. The results of the measurement of this effects are related with economical costs and benefits, which may show a general view about economical, social and environmental scopes. As conclusions, interest results are show and this is proposed to incorporate them in the economical politics. [Spanish] En este articulo se tocan dos aspectos importantes del Diseno Bioclimatico (DB), el Impacto Social y el Impacto Ambiental. En la introduccion se justifica la importancia del tema, asociando el DB en el contexto de la sustentabilidad, con el modelo economico que se ha imperado en nuestro pais. El estudio se realiza bajo la perspectiva de los impactos que el DB tiene en el aspecto social y en el ambiental. En lo social, se recurre a la metodologia del Analisis Costo-Beneficio para evaluacion Social, en lo ambiental, aunque se tocan los puntos de impacto en aire, agua y uso de suelo, la medicion del impacto se realiza con base en la disminucion de emisiones de CO{sub 2} a la atmosfera por el ahorro en el consumo de energia electrica. Los resultados de la medicion de impactos se cruzan con los costos y beneficios economicos, para presentar un panorama completo en cuanto a aspectos economicos, sociales y ambientales. En las conclusiones se rescatan los resultados de interes y se proponen las inserciones de

  11. Fatores associados à hipotermia durante o transporte intra-hospitalar em pacientes internados em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal Pequeño para la edad gestacional: repercusión en las habilidades motoras finas Factors associated with hypothermia during intra-hospital transport in patients assisted in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a frequência e os fatores associados à ocorrência de hipotermia em transportes intra-hospitalares de pacientes internados em uma unidade neonatal de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal aninhado em uma coorte prospectiva de crianças submetidas a transportes intra-hospitalares realizados por uma equipe treinada de janeiro de 1997 a dezembro de 2008 na unidade de cuidados intensivos de um hospital público universitário. Foram excluídos os transportes de pacientes com mais de um ano e/ou com peso na data do transporte superior a 10kg. Os fatores associados à hipotermia durante o transporte foram estudados por regressão logística. RESULTADOS: Dos 1.197 transportes realizados no período do estudo, 1.191 (99,5% atenderam aos critérios de inclusão. As doenças de base das 640 crianças estudadas (idade gestacional: 35,0±3,8 semanas; peso ao nascer: 2341±888g foram: malformações únicas ou múltiplas (71,0%, infecções (7,7%, hemorragia peri/intraventricular (5,5%, desconforto respiratório (4,0% e outros (11,8%. Os pacientes foram transportados para realização de cirurgias (22,6%, ressonância magnética (10,6%, tomografia (20,9%, exames contrastados (18,2% e outros procedimentos (27,7%. A hipotermia ocorreu em 182 (15,3% transportes e se associou ao (OR; IC95%: peso ao transporte OBJETIVO: Determinar la frecuencia y los factores asociados a la ocurrencia de hipotermia en transportes intrahospitalarios de pacientes internados en una unidad neonatal de cuidados intensivos. MÉTODO: Estudio transversal anidado en una cohorte prospectiva de niños sometidos a transportes intrahospitalarios realizados por un equipo entrenado de ene/1997 a dic/2008 en la unidad de cuidados intensivos de un hospital público universitario. Se excluyeron los transportes de pacientes con más de un año de edad y con peso en la fecha del transporte superior a 10kg. Los factores asociados a la hipotermia durante el

  12. The prevalence and challenges of abandoned dead neonates in an ...

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    parents/caregivers' attitudes toward dead neonates. Hospital-based postbereavement programs should be organized to ... Dead neonates at the Neonatal Intensive Care Units,. Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Surgical .... interventions and newborn survival. Niger J Med 2006; 15:108–114. 3 Kalkofen RW. After a ...

  13. Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) presenting with neonatal aplastic anemia.

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    Scott, Angela; Glover, Jason; Skoda-Smith, Suzanne; Torgerson, Troy R; Xu, Min; Burroughs, Lauri M; Woolfrey, Ann E; Fleming, Mark D; Shimamura, Akiko

    2015-11-01

    Aplastic anemia in the neonate is rare. We report a case of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) presenting with neonatal aplastic anemia. This report highlights the importance of considering SCID early in the evaluation of neonatal aplastic anemia prior to the development of infectious complications. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Neonatal sepsis: Highlighting the principles of diagnosis and ...

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    Neonatal sepsis is a clinical syndrome consisting of nonspecific symptoms and signs of infection, accompanied by a bacteraemia in the first 28 days of life. The risk of neonatal sepsis and death increases with decreasing birth weight and gestational age. South African data have reported the overall incidence of neonatal ...

  15. Delivery practices, hygiene, birth attendance and neonatal infections ...

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    Background: Drawing attention to home birth conditions and subsequent neonatal infections is a key starting point to reducing neonatal morbidity which are a main cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Objectives: To determine the proportion of respiratory, ophthalmic, and diarrhoeal infections in neonates; the proportion ...

  16. Causes and Clinical Outcomes in Neonates with Acute Abdomen ...

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    Causes and Clinical Outcomes in Neonates with Acute Abdomen Requiring Surgery at ... Neonatal surgery is challenging, particularly in the emergency setting whereby ... Other causes included peritonitis (6.9%) and abdominal wall defects (4.7%). ... accounting for 13 cases (30.2%) and mortality was 34.9 % ( 15 neonates).

  17. The Tuning of Human Neonates' Preference for Speech

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    Vouloumanos, Athena; Hauser, Marc D.; Werker, Janet F.; Martin, Alia

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    Human neonates prefer listening to speech compared to many nonspeech sounds, suggesting that humans are born with a bias for speech. However, neonates' preference may derive from properties of speech that are not unique but instead are shared with the vocalizations of other species. To test this, thirty neonates and sixteen 3-month-olds were…

  18. Neonatal transport practices in Ibadan, Nigeria | Abdulraheem | Pan ...

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    Introduction: Neonatal transport involves moving sick neonates in optimal conditions to ensure good outcomes. It is well organized in most developed countries but receives little attention in developing countries where the highest burden of neonatal mortality exists and a large number of newborns require referrals daily for ...

  19. Effects of maternal hypertension on the neonatal haemogram in ...

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    Haematocrit and white blood cell differentials were done manually. Data were analysed using SPSS version 16. Results A total of 200 neonates were recruited, comprising 100 neonates of mothers with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and 100 neonates of normotensive mothers. The mean haematocrit was significantly ...

  20. Motion based Segmentation of Chest and Abdomen Region of Neonates

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    Venkitaraman, A.; Makkapati, V.V.

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    Respiration rate (RR) is one of the important vital signs used for clinical monitoring of neonates in intensive care units. Due to thefragile skin of the neonates, it is preferable to have monitoring systems with minimal contact with the neonate. Recently, several methods have been proposed for