Satsuki Totsu

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BACKGROUND Although medical care for very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants has improved over time, it is unclear how this has affected mortality and morbidity. To characterize these trends, a network database was analyzed. METHODS This is a cohort study of VLBW infants born from 2003 through 2008. RESULTS Over the 6-y period, 19,344 infants were(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the benefit of Bifidobacterium bifidum OLB6378 (B. bifidum) in very low-birthweight (VLBW) infants (birthweight <1500 g) for the acceleration of enteral feeding. METHODS A cluster-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in 19 hospitals, divided into two groups: the B group (n = 10 hospitals; B.(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of gestational age and birth weight on outcomes of the infants. Medical records of 36 infants with trisomy 18 admitted to Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital from 1991 to 2012 were reviewed retrospectively. We compared clinical characteristics between term infants (n = 15) and preterm infants (n = 21).(More)
BACKGROUND Late-onset circulatory collapse (LCC) is a disorder in which blood pressure decreases and oliguria suddenly occurs in preterm infants who have survived the acute stage, leading to shock, without contributing underlying factors. In order to evaluate hemodynamic changes during LCC, the correlation between myocardial functions and organ blood flow(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of early administration of Bifidobacterium bifidum OLB6378 (B. bifidum) on accelerating enteral feeding and bacterial colonization in very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infants. METHODS We conducted a single-center prospective pilot study. Thirty-six VLBW infants were randomly divided into(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term effects of hydrocortisone (HDC) used for very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infants with chronic lung disease (CLD) are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to examine the short-term clinical effects and long-term impact of a physiological replacement dose of HDC on acute deterioration of CLD in VLBW infants. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to evaluate safety and usefulness of peripherally inserted double lumen central catheter (PIDLCC) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, outcomes of VLBW infants who had PIDLCC was studied. SUBJECTIVE Thirty-nine VLBW infants who were admitted to our NICU in 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS Mean birth weight and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the feasibility of clinical trials of newly developed treatments or standardisation of existing practices to further improve outcomes among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, a nationwide database was analysed with a two-dimensional approach using two multivariate logistic models. DESIGN Retrospective observational analysis. (More)
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