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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812266/oxytocin-and-social-relationships-from-attachment-to-bond-disruption
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Oliver J Bosch, Larry J Young
Social relationships throughout life are vital for well-being and physical and mental health. A significant amount of research in animal models as well as in humans suggests that oxytocin (OT) plays an important role in the development of the capacity to form social bonds, the mediation of the positive aspects of early-life nurturing on adult bonding capacity, and the maintenance of social bonding. Here, we focus on the extensive research on a socially monogamous rodent model organism, the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster)...
August 16, 2017: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807019/barriers-and-facilitators-to-the-implementation-of-antenatal-syphilis-screening-and-treatment-for-the-prevention-of-congenital-syphilis-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-and-zambia-results-of-qualitative-formative-research
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Dalau Nkamba, Musaku Mwenechanya, Arlette Mavila Kilonga, Maria Luisa Cafferata, Amanda Mabel Berrueta, Agustina Mazzoni, Fernando Althabe, Ezequiel Garcia-Elorrio, Antoniette K Tshefu, Elwyn Chomba, Pierre M Buekens, Maria Belizan
BACKGROUND: The impact of untreated syphilis during pregnancy on neonatal health remains a major public health threat worldwide. Given the high prevalence of syphilis during pregnancy in Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Preventive Congenital Syphilis Trial (PCS Trial), a cluster randomized trial, was proposed to increase same-day screening and treatment of syphilis during antenatal care visits. To design an accepted and feasible intervention, we conducted a qualitative  formative research...
August 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797191/systematic-review-seeking-erythropoietin-role-for-neuroprotection-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-presently-where-do-we-stand
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Bhawan Deep Garg, Deepak Sharma, Anju Bansal
BACKGROUND: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality in developing countries and leads to some form of neuro-developmental disability in latter part of life. AIMS: To evaluate the role of erythropoietin (EPO) in neuro-protection for term newborn having HIE. METHOD: The literature search was done for various trials by searching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed, EMBASE, Web of science, Scopus, Index Copernicus, and other data base...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776186/home-sweet-home-the-neural-stem-cell-niche-throughout-development-and-after-injury
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REVIEW
Rebecca M Ruddy, Cindi M Morshead
Neural stem cells and their progeny reside in two distinct neurogenic niches within the mammalian brain: the subventricular zone and the dentate gyrus. The interplay between the neural stem cells and the niche in which they reside can have significant effects on cell kinetics and neurogenesis. A comprehensive understanding of the changes to the niche that occur through postnatal development and aging, as well as following injury, is relevant for developing therapeutics and interventions to promote neural repair...
August 3, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774192/cortical-functional-connectivity-evident-after-birth-and-behavioral-inhibition-at-age-2
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Chad M Sylvester, Christopher D Smyser, Tara Smyser, Jeanette Kenley, Joseph J Ackerman, Joshua S Shimony, Steve E Petersen, Cynthia E Rogers
OBJECTIVE: The infant temperament behavioral inhibition is a potent risk factor for development of an anxiety disorder. It is difficult to predict risk for behavioral inhibition at birth, however, and the neural underpinnings are poorly understood. The authors hypothesized that neonatal functional connectivity of the ventral attention network is related to behavioral inhibition at age 2 years beyond sociodemographic and familial factors. This hypothesis is supported by the ventral attention network's role in attention to novelty, a key feature of behavioral inhibition...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767281/the-impact-of-prenatal-yoga-on-exercise-attitudes-and-behavior-teachable-moments-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shilpa Babbar, Blake W Porter, Karen B Williams
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy serves as an opportune time for "teachable moments" to elicit positive behavior change. We evaluated change in exercise perception, behavior and gestational weight gain in participants engaged in a one-hour educational experience. METHODS: Women between 28 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks with no prior yoga experience carrying a non-anomalous singleton fetus participated in a randomized controlled trial on prenatal yoga. The yoga group engaged in a one-hour yoga class; the attention control educational group, in a one-hour presentation on exercise, nutrition and obesity in pregnancy...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767135/phenotypic-outcomes-in-adolescence-and-adulthood-in-the-scarcity-adversity-model-of-low-nesting-resources-outside-the-home-cage
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Tiffany S Doherty, Jennifer Blaze, Samantha M Keller, Tania L Roth
Early life adversity is known to disrupt behavioral trajectories and many rodent models have been developed to characterize these stress-induced outcomes. One example is the scarcity-adversity model of low nesting resources. This model employs resource scarcity (i.e., low nesting materials) to elicit adverse caregiving conditions (including maltreatment) toward rodent neonates. Our lab utilizes a version of this model wherein caregiving exposures occur outside the home cage during the first postnatal week. The aim of this study was to determine adolescent and adult phenotypic outcomes associated with this model, including assessment of depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors and performance in different cognitive domains...
September 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764964/motor-deficits-impaired-response-inhibition-and-blunted-response-to-methylphenidate-following-neonatal-exposure-to-decabromodiphenyl-ether
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Vincent P Markowski, Patrick Miller-Rhodes, Randy Cheung, Calla Goeke, Vincent Pecoraro, Gideon Cohen, Deena J Small
Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) is an applied brominated flame retardant that is widely-used in electronic equipment. After decades of use, decaBDE and other members of its polybrominated diphenyl ether class have become globally-distributed environmental contaminants that can be measured in the atmosphere, water bodies, wildlife, food staples and human breastmilk. Although it has been banned in Europe and voluntarily withdrawn from the U.S. market, it is still used in Asian countries. Evidence from epidemiological and animal studies indicate that decaBDE exposure targets brain development and produces behavioral impairments...
July 29, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762105/disorganization-of-oligodendrocyte-development-in-the-layer-ii-iii-of-the-sensorimotor-cortex-causes-motor-coordination-dysfunction-in-a-model-of-white-matter-injury-in-neonatal-rats
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Yoshitomo Ueda, Sachiyo Misumi, Mina Suzuki, Shino Ogawa, Ruriko Nishigaki, Akimasa Ishida, Cha-Gyun Jung, Hideki Hida
We previously established neonatal white matter injury (WMI) model rat that is made by right common carotid artery dissection at postnatal day 3, followed by 6% hypoxia for 60 min. This model has fewer oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and reduced myelin basic protein (MBP) positive areas in the sensorimotor cortex, but shows no apparent neuronal loss. However, how motor deficits are induced in this model is unclear. To elucidate the relationship between myelination disturbance and concomitant motor deficits, we first performed motor function tests (gait analysis, grip test, horizontal ladder test) and then analyzed myelination patterns in the sensorimotor cortex using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Contactin associated protein 1 (Caspr) staining in the neonatal WMI rats in adulthood...
July 31, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760641/maternal-alterations-induced-by-exposure-to-an-unfamiliar-home-cage-in-early-underfed-dams
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Manuel Salas, Mirelta Regalado, Carmen Torrero, Lorena Rubio
The expression of different behavioral components in the adult rat depends on a number of early influences, including age, hormones, manipulations of sensory cues, and perinatal undernutrition, all of which impact the development of brain areas underlying adaptive processes, maternal behavior, and the response to novelty. The current study investigates the effects of pre- and neonatal undernutrition on various components of maternal behavior of dams exposed to the challenge of an unfamiliar home cage on days 4, 8, and 12 of lactation...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760579/survival-of-ipsc-derived-grafts-within-the-striatum-of-immunodeficient-mice-importance-of-developmental-stage-of-both-transplant-and-host-recipient
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Colton M Tom, Shahab Younesi, Elana Meer, Catherine Bresee, Marlesa Godoy, Virginia B Mattis
Degeneration of the striatum can occur in multiple disorders with devastating consequences for the patients. Infantile infections with streptococcus, measles, or herpes can cause striatal necrosis associated with dystonia or dyskinesia; and in patients with Huntington's disease the striatum undergoes massive degeneration leading to behavioral, psychological and movement issues, ultimately resulting in death. Currently, only supportive therapies are available for striatal degeneration. Clinical trials have shown some efficacy using transplantation of fetal-derived primary striatal progenitors...
July 28, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758535/a-comparative-analysis-of-maternal-and-fetal-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-in-pregnant-women-with-and-without-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Hee-Sun Kim, Han-Sung Hwang, Han-Sung Kwon, Ji-Young Lim, In-Sook Sohn
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) serum levels during pregnancy in women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with neonatal 25(OH)D serum levels and to evaluate the relationship between maternal and fetal 25(OH)D in the two groups. METHODS: Between May 2014 and March 2015, 87 pregnant women were enrolled. The study population was divided into two groups, those with and without GDM (n = 32 and 55). All participants were surveyed about lifestyle and behavior...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755288/neuroprotective-effect-of-chitosan-oligosaccharide-on-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage-in-neonatal-rats
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Wei Wu, Wei Wei, Min Lu, Xiaoyun Zhu, Ning Liu, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Yuxiang Li, Jianqiang Yu
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD) is one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality and permanent neurological disability worldwide and the effective treatment strategies are not yet available. It has been demonstrated that Chitosan oligosaccharide (COS) exerts protective effect in vitro ischemic brain injury. However, no information is available on possible effects of COS on neonatal HIBD. To investigate the hypothesis of the potential neuroprotective effect of COS on the brain injury due to HIBD, 7-day-old Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with left carotid artery ligation followed by exposure to 8% oxygen (balanced with nitrogen) for 2...
July 28, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755208/persistent-microglial-activation-and-synaptic-loss-with-behavioral-abnormalities-in-mouse-offspring-exposed-to-caspr2-antibodies-in-utero
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Ester Coutinho, David A Menassa, Leslie Jacobson, Steven J West, Joana Domingos, Teresa C Moloney, Bethan Lang, Paul J Harrison, David L H Bennett, David Bannerman, Angela Vincent
Gestational transfer of maternal antibodies against fetal neuronal proteins may be relevant to some neurodevelopmental disorders, but until recently there were no proteins identified. We recently reported a fivefold increase in CASPR2-antibodies in mid-gestation sera from mothers of children with intellectual and motor disabilities. Here, we exposed mice in utero to purified IgG from patients with CASPR2-antibodies (CASPR2-IgGs) or from healthy controls (HC-IgGs). CASPR2-IgG but not HC-IgG bound to fetal brain parenchyma, from which CASPR2-antibodies could be eluted...
July 28, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755047/potential-impacts-of-modifiable-behavioral-and-environmental-exposures-on-reducing-burden-of-under-five-mortality-associated-with-household-air-pollution-in-nepal
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Sabrina Naz, Andrew Page, Kingsley Emwinyore Agho
Objectives Household air pollution (HAP) is one of the leading causes of respiratory illness and deaths among young children in low and lower-middle income countries. This study examines for the first time trends in the association between HAP from cooking fuel and under-five mortality and measures the potential impact of interventions to reduce HAP using Nepal Demographic and Health Survey datasets (2001-2011). Methods A total of 17,780 living children across four age-groups (neonatal 0-28 days, post-neonatal 1-11 months, child 12-59 months and under-five 0-59 months) were included and multi-level logistic regression models were used for analyses...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754515/maternal-systemic-interleukin-6-during-pregnancy-is-associated-with-newborn-amygdala-phenotypes-and-subsequent-behavior-at-2-years-of-age
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Alice M Graham, Jerod M Rasmussen, Marc D Rudolph, Christine M Heim, John H Gilmore, Martin Styner, Steven G Potkin, Sonja Entringer, Pathik D Wadhwa, Damien A Fair, Claudia Buss
BACKGROUND: Maternal inflammation during pregnancy increases the risk for offspring psychiatric disorders and other adverse long-term health outcomes. The influence of inflammation on the developing fetal brain is hypothesized as one potential mechanism but has not been examined in humans. METHODS: Participants were adult women (N = 86) who were recruited during early pregnancy and whose offspring were born after 34 weeks' gestation. A biological indicator of maternal inflammation (interleukin-6) that has been shown to influence fetal brain development in animal models was quantified serially in early, mid-, and late pregnancy...
June 19, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754255/tailoring-a-nicu-based-tobacco-treatment-program-for-mothers-who-are-dependent-on-opioids
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Amanda Fallin-Bennett, Kristin Ashford
OBJECTIVE: To collect formative information to design a tailored tobacco treatment intervention for women with newborns treated or evaluated for neonatal abstinence syndrome and to explore current tobacco use behaviors and facilitators and barriers to smoking cessation. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive study. SETTING: An academic medical center in the southern United States. PARTICIPANTS: Mothers of newborns who were treated or evaluated for neonatal abstinence syndrome at birth within the preceding 3 months...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749479/communicating-prognosis-with-parents-of-critically-ill-infants-direct-observation-of-clinician-behaviors
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R D Boss, M E Lemmon, R M Arnold, P K Donohue
OBJECTIVE: Delivering prognostic information to families requires clinicians to forecast an infant's illness course and future. We lack robust empirical data about how prognosis is shared and how that affects clinician-family concordance regarding infant outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective audiorecording of neonatal intensive care unit family conferences, immediately followed by parent/clinician surveys. Existing qualitative analysis frameworks were applied. RESULTS: We analyzed 19 conferences...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749276/obstetrical-and-postpartum-complications-in-lesser-madagascar-hedgehog-tenrecs-echinops-telfairi-four-cases
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Kimberly A Thompson, Dalen Agnew, Sally A Nofs, Tara M Harrison
Currently, little is known about diseases and health concerns in tenrecs, family Tenrecidae. During the past 10 yr of breeding lesser Madagascar hedgehog tenrecs ( Echinops telfairi ) at a single zoological institution, a diverse range of obstetric and postpartum complications have been observed: pyometra, metritis, retained fetal membranes, retained fetus, perinatal mortality, and maternal neglect with subsequent successful hand-rearing of neonates. Treatment of these problems is complicated in tenrecs because of their small size and secretive behavior...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744256/corticotropin-releasing-hormone-as-the-homeostatic-rheostat-of-feto-maternal-symbiosis-and-developmental-programming-in-utero-and-neonatal-life
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REVIEW
Viridiana Alcántara-Alonso, Pamela Panetta, Patricia de Gortari, Dimitris K Grammatopoulos
A balanced interaction between the homeostatic mechanisms of mother and the developing organism during pregnancy and in early neonatal life is essential in order to ensure optimal fetal development, ability to respond to various external and internal challenges, protection from adverse programming, and safeguard maternal care availability after parturition. In the majority of pregnancies, this relationship is highly effective resulting in successful outcomes. However, in a number of pathological settings, perturbations of the maternal homeostasis disrupt this symbiosis and initiate adaptive responses with unpredictable outcomes for the fetus or even the neonate...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
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