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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214793/evaluation-of-timing-and-route-of-epinephrine-in-a-neonatal-model-of-asphyxial-arrest
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Payam Vali, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Munmun Rawat, Sylvia Gugino, Carmon Koenigsknecht, Justin Helman, William J Jusko, Bobby Mathew, Sara Berkelhamer, Jayasree Nair, Myra H Wyckoff, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine administered by low umbilical venous catheter (UVC) or endotracheal tube (ETT) is indicated in neonates who fail to respond to positive pressure ventilation and chest compressions at birth. Pharmacokinetics of ETT epinephrine via fluid-filled lungs or UVC epinephrine in the presence of fetal shunts is unknown. We hypothesized that epinephrine administered by ETT or low UVC results in plasma epinephrine concentrations and rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) similar to right atrial (RA) epinephrine...
February 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211140/anesthesia-for-fetal-surgery
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REVIEW
Monica A Hoagland, Debnath Chatterjee
Fetal therapy is an exciting and growing field of medicine. Advances in prenatal imaging and continued innovations in surgical and anesthetic techniques have resulted in a wide range of fetal interventions including minimally invasive, open mid-gestation, and ex-utero intrapartum treatment procedures. The potential for maternal morbidity is significant and must be carefully weighed against claimed benefits to the fetus. Appropriate patient selection is critical, and a multidisciplinary team-based approach is strongly recommended...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208844/spectrum-of-factors-triggering-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pih
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Visala Sree Jammalamadaga, Philips Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a major cause of maternal and fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity. The aetiology and pathogenesis of PE is yet to be completely understood. Evidence shows that, Endothelial Dysfunction (ED) plays a pivotal role in the genesis of this multi-system disorder that develops in PE and eclampsia. AIM: To determine the circulating levels of factors Malondialdehyde (MDA), Ferric Reducing Ability of Plasma-α (FRAP), Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF-α), sFlt-1, VEGF, PlGF, Nitric Oxide (NO) that influence the ED...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203181/bilateral-superior-cerebellar-artery-embolic-occlusion-with-a-fetal-type-posterior-cerebral-artery-providing-collateral-circulation
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Taylor J Bergman, Rachael C Saporito, Thomas Hope
Bilateral infarction of the superior cerebellar arteries with sparing of the rest of the posterior circulation, particularly the posterior cerebral arteries, is an uncommon finding in neurological practice. Most commonly, the deficits of the superior cerebellar arteries and posterior cerebral arteries occur together due to the close proximity of their origins at the top of the basilar artery. A patient was transferred to the neurological intensive care unit with a history of recent-onset falls from standing, profound hypertension, dizziness, and headaches...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202857/cytokine-profiles-in-pericardial-effusion-in-a-down-syndrome-infant-with-transient-abnormal-myelopoiesis
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Yoshihiko Shitara, Naoto Takahashi, Yoshinori Aoki, Motohiro Kato, Riki Nishimura, Shinya Tsuchida, Akira Oka
Infants with Down Syndrome (DS) are at risk of developing a transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM). TAM is characterised by increased circulating blast cells but usually self-limiting. DS patients with TAM sometimes show fetal hydrops and effusion in body cavities, but the mechanism remains unclear. We report here a case of infant with DS who had pericardial effusion, TAM, and eosinophilia. In her pericardial effusion, white blood cell count was 6.0 × 10(3)/µL, 41% of which were eosinophils. After administration of prednisolone, pericardial effusion gradually decreased, and TAM and eosinophilia improved...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199846/frequent-zika-virus-sexual-transmission-and-prolonged-viral-rna-shedding-in-an-immunodeficient-mouse-model
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Nisha K Duggal, Jana M Ritter, Samuel E Pestorius, Sherif R Zaki, Brent S Davis, Gwong-Jen J Chang, Richard A Bowen, Aaron C Brault
Circulation of Zika virus (ZIKV) was first identified in the Western hemisphere in late 2014. Primarily transmitted through mosquito bite, ZIKV can also be transmitted through sex and from mother to fetus, and maternal ZIKV infection has been associated with fetal malformations. We assessed immunodeficient AG129 mice for their capacity to shed ZIKV in semen and to infect female mice via sexual transmission. Infectious virus was detected in semen between 7 and 21 days post-inoculation, and ZIKV RNA was detected in semen through 58 days post-inoculation...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199380/the-effects-of-pravastatin-on-the-normal-human-placenta-lessons-from-ex-vivo-models
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Adelina Balan, Irit Szaingurten-Solodkin, Shani S Swissa, Valeria Feinshtein, Mahmoud Huleihel, Gershon Holcberg, Doron Dukler, Ofer Beharier
INTRODUCTION: Research in animal models and preliminary clinical studies in humans support the use of pravastatin for the prevention of preeclampsia. However, its use during pregnancy is still controversial due to limited data about its effect on the human placenta and fetus. METHODS: In the present study, human placental cotyledons were perfused in the absence or presence of pravastatin in the maternal reservoir (PraM). In addition, placental explants were treated with pravastatin for 5, 24 and 72 h under normoxia and hypoxia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194805/fetal-adaptations-in-insulin-secretion-result-from-high-catecholamines-during-placental-insufficiency
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Sean W Limesand, Paul J Rozance
Placental insufficiency and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) of the fetus affects approximately 8% of all pregnancies and is associated with short- and long-term disturbances in metabolism. In pregnant sheep, experimental models with a small, defective placenta that restricts delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus result in IUGR. Low blood oxygen concentrations increase fetal plasma catecholamine concentrations, which lower fetal insulin concentrations. All of these observations in sheep models with placental insufficiency are consistent with cases of human IUGR...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180202/applicability-and-technical-aspects-of-two-dimensional-ultrasonography-for-assessment-of-fetal-heart-function
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REVIEW
Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Luciano Marcondes Nardozza, Alex Sandro Souza, Edward Araujo Júnior
In recent years, fetal echocardiography has been used for the screening and diagnosis of anatomical heart defects and for the detailed study of fetal cardiac function. This method is characterized by its easy implementation and good reproducibility, allowing the diagnosis of myocardial dysfunction even in its subclinical phase. The functional assessment of the fetal heart should be routinely performed in fetuses with congenital heart disease and those without anatomical malformation. Several extra-cardiac conditions may alter fetal cardiac function, by increased placental resistance, volume overload or hyperdynamic circulation, compression, or maternal systemic disease with involvement of the fetal myocardium...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179200/laparoscopic-management-of-abdomininal-pregnancy
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Francesco Cosentino, Cristiano Rossitto, Luigi Carlo Turco, Salvatore Gueli Alletti, Carmine Vascone, Lavinia Di Meglio, Giovanni Scambia, Mario Malzoni
CASE REPORT OBJECTIVE: To show the surgical management in laparoscopy of a particular localization of an extra-uterine pregnancy misunderstood until 12 week of EG complicated by hemoperitoneum and abortion. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ectopic pregnancy among women who go to an emergency department with first trimester bleeding, pain, or both ranges from 1 to 16 percent [1]. The most common localization of ectopic pregnancy are the Fallopian tubes while abdominal pregnancy represent at least 1 percent of extra-uterine pregnancies...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176826/annexin-a5-organized-in-2d-network-at-the-plasmalemma-eases-human-trophoblast-fusion
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Severine A Degrelle, Pascale Gerbaud, Ludovic Leconte, Fatima Ferreira, Guillaume Pidoux
Only a limited number of human cells can fuse to form a multinucleated syncytium. Cell fusion occurs as part of the differentiation of some cell types, including myotubes in muscle and osteoclasts in remodeling bone. In the differentiation of the human placenta, mononuclear cytotrophoblasts aggregate and fuse to form endocrinologically active, non-proliferative, multinucleated syncytia. These syncytia allow the exchange of nutrients and gases between the maternal and fetal circulation. Alteration of syncytial formation during pregnancy affects fetal growth and the outcome of the pregnancy...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168777/tissue-oxygen-saturation-levels-from-fetus-to-neonate
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Mari Mukai, Toshiyuki Uchida, Hiroaki Itoh, Hikaru Suzuki, Masatsugu Niwayama, Naohiro Kanayama
AIM: Oxygen saturation during the term of delivery to the first cry, when fetal circulation dynamically changes, has not yet been examined. The aim of this study was therefore to determine whether the continuous measurement of regional tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2 ) from crowning until 5 min after delivery is possible using fetal tissue oximetry with a sensor attached to the examiner's finger. METHODS: Oxygen saturation levels in fetal cranial tissue between the second stage of delivery to crowning and up to 5 min after delivery were measured using fetal tissue oximetry with a sensor attached to the examiner's finger...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153799/traversing-barriers-how-thyroid-hormones-pass-placental-blood-brain-and-blood-cerebrospinal-fluid-barriers
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Kelly Landers, Kerry Richard
Thyroid hormone is essential for normal human fetal growth and brain development. As the fetal thyroid does not secrete thyroid hormones until about 18 weeks gestation, early fetal brain development depends on passage of maternal hormone across the placenta into the fetal circulation. To reach the fetal brain, maternally derived and endogenously produced thyroid hormone has to cross the blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barriers. In this review we will discuss the complex biological barriers (involving membrane transporters, enzymes and distributor proteins) that must be overcome to ensure that the developing human brain has adequate exposure to thyroid hormone...
January 30, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153467/water-balance-in-the-fetus-and-neonate
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REVIEW
Julie B Lindower
Fetal water balance is dependent prenatally on the placental transfer of water from maternal to fetal circulation. Adequate amniotic fluid volume is one indicator of stable fetal status and development. Excessive or less than expected amniotic fluid volume may be a precursor to postnatal morbidity and mortality. Postnatal transition is marked by predictable changes in body water including contraction of extracellular volume and insensible fluid loss, primarily across the skin barrier. The degree to which these occur is determined by gestational and postnatal age...
January 30, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144955/hypothyroidism-in-utero-stimulates-pancreatic-beta-cell-proliferation-and-hyperinsulinaemia-in-the-ovine-fetus-during-late-gestation
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Shelley E Harris, Miles J De Blasio, Melissa A Davis, Amy C Kelly, Hailey M Davenport, F B Peter Wooding, Dominique Blache, David Meredith, Miranda Anderson, Abigail L Fowden, Sean W Limesand, Alison J Forhead
Development of pancreatic beta cell mass before birth is essential for normal growth of the fetus and for long-term control of carbohydrate metabolism in postnatal life. Thyroid hormones are also important regulators of fetal growth, and the present study tested the hypotheses that thyroid hormones promote beta cell proliferation in the fetal ovine pancreatic islets, and that growth retardation in hypothyroid fetal sheep is associated with reductions in pancreatic beta cell mass and circulating insulin concentration in utero...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138108/evaluation-of-malondialdehyde-superoxide-dismutase-and-catalase-activity-in-fetal-cord-blood-of-depressed-mothers
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Mehmet Akif Camkurt, Ebru Fındıklı, Murat Bakacak, Fatma İnanç Tolun, Mehmet Fatih Karaaslan
Objective: The umbilical cord consists of two arteries and one vein and it functions in the transport between the maternal and fetal circulation. Biochemical analysis of fetal cord blood (FCB) during delivery could be beneficial in terms of understanding the fetal environment. In this study, we aimed to investigate oxidative parameters like malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) levels in FCB during delivery. Methods: We collected FCB samples during caesarean section...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137987/diagnostic-performance-of-placental-growth-factor-in-women-with-suspected-preeclampsia-attending-antenatal-facilities-in-maputo-mozambique
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U Vivian Ukah, Francisco Mbofana, Beatriz Manriquez Rocha, Osvaldo Loquiha, Chishamiso Mudenyanga, Momade Usta, Marilena Urso, Sharla Drebit, Laura A Magee, Peter von Dadelszen
In well-resourced settings, reduced circulating maternal-free placental growth factor (PlGF) aids in either predicting or confirming the diagnosis of preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, stillbirth, preterm birth, and delivery within 14 days of testing when preeclampsia is suspected. This blinded, prospective cohort study of maternal plasma PlGF in women with suspected preeclampsia was conducted in antenatal clinics in Maputo, Mozambique. The primary outcome was the clinic-to-delivery interval. Other outcomes included: confirmed diagnosis of preeclampsia, transfer to higher care, mode of delivery, intrauterine fetal death, preterm birth, and low birth weight...
March 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134670/noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-for-single-gene-disorders
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Stephanie Allen, Elizabeth Young, Benjamin Bowns
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis for single gene disorders is coming to fruition in its clinical utility. The presence of cell-free DNA in maternal plasma has been recognized for many years, and a number of applications have developed from this. Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis for single gene disorders has lagged behind due to complexities of technology development, lack of investment and the need for validation samples for rare disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Publications are emerging demonstrating a variety of technical approaches and feasibility of clinical application...
January 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130428/hla-gene-expression-is-altered-in-whole-blood-and-placenta-from-women-who-later-developed-preeclampsia
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Heather Yvonne Small, Christine Akehurst, Lilya Sharafetdinova, Martin W McBride, John D McClure, Scott Robinson, David Carty, Dilys Freeman, Christian Delles
Preeclampsia is a multi-system disease that significantly contributes to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. In this study, we used a non-biased microarray approach to identify dysregulated genes in maternal whole blood samples which may be associated with the development of preeclampsia. Whole blood samples were obtained at 28 weeks of gestation from 5 women who later developed preeclampsia (cases) and 10 matched women with normotensive pregnancies (controls). Placenta samples were obtained from an independent cohort of 19 women with preeclampsia matched with 19 women with normotensive pregnancies...
January 27, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129551/sertraline-in-pregnancy-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-maternal-blood-amniotic-fluid-and-cord-blood
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Michael Paulzen, Tamme W Goecke, Elmar Stickeler, Gerhard Gründer, Georgios Schoretsanitis
RATIONALE: This study is the first to measure and correlate sertraline concentrations in maternal blood, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord blood and account for distribution of the drug between these three compartments. METHODS: Concentrations of sertraline were measured in six mother infant pairs at the time of delivery. Data are provided as median values, first and third quartiles as well as ranges. To account for the penetration ratio into amniotic fluid and cord blood, the concentration of sertraline in both environments was divided by the concentration in maternal serum...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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