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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212464/oxytocin-reduces-ethanol-self-administration-in-mice
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Courtney E King, William C Griffin, Lauryn N Luderman, Malcolm M Kates, Jacqueline F McGinty, Howard C Becker
BACKGROUND: Excessive ethanol consumption remains an important health concern and effective treatments are lacking. The central oxytocin system has emerged as a potentially important therapeutic target for alcohol and drug addiction. These studies tested the hypothesis that oxytocin reduces ethanol consumption. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were given access to ethanol (20% v/v) using a model of binge-like drinking ("drinking-in-the-dark") that also included the use of lickometer circuits to evaluate the temporal pattern of intake as well as 2-bottle choice drinking in the home cage...
February 17, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212181/effect-of-a-high-rate-versus-a-low-rate-oxytocin-infusion-for-maintaining-uterine-contractility-during-elective-cesarean-delivery-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Adrienne Duffield, Christine McKenzie, Brendan Carvalho, Bharathi Ramachandran, Victoria Yin, Yasser Y El-Sayed, Edward T Riley, Alexander J Butwick
BACKGROUND: Oxytocin is routinely used as prophylaxis against uterine atony. During elective cesarean delivery (CD), an oxytocin bolus is used to initiate adequate uterine tone, followed by an oxytocin infusion to maintain uterine contractility. However, it is unclear whether oxytocin maintenance infusion rate influences total estimated blood loss (EBL). METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial in 51 women undergoing elective CD. Women were randomly assigned to receive an oxytocin maintenance infusion of 2...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148305/understanding-causal-pathways-within-health-systems-policy-evaluation-through-mediation-analysis-an-application-to-payment-for-performance-p4p-in-tanzania
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Laura Anselmi, Peter Binyaruka, Josephine Borghi
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of payment for performance (P4P) programmes has focused mainly on understanding contributions to health service coverage, without unpacking causal mechanisms. The overall aim of the paper is to test the causal pathways through which P4P schemes may (or may not) influence maternal care outcomes. METHODS: We used data from an evaluation of a P4P programme in Tanzania. Data were collected from a sample of 3000 women who delivered in the 12 months prior to interview and 200 health workers at 150 health facilities from seven intervention and four comparison districts in Tanzania in January 2012 and in February 2013...
February 2, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140486/effects-of-intranasal-oxytocin-on-interpretation-and-expression-of-emotions-in-anorexia-nervosa
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Jenni Leppanen, Valentina Cardi, Kah Wee Ng, Yannis Paloyelis, Daniel Stein, Kate Tchanturia, Janet Treasure
BACKGROUND: Altered social-emotional functioning is believed to play an important role in the development and maintenance of anorexia nervosa (AN). Recently, there has been increasing interest investigating the role of intranasal oxytocin in social-emotional processing. Thus the present study aimed to investigate the effects of intranasal oxytocin on interpretation and expression of emotions among people with AN. METHOD: Thirty women with AN and twenty-nine age-matched healthy women took part in the current study, which used a double blind, placebo controlled, crossover design...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131072/long-term-oxytocin-administration-enhances-the-experience-of-attachment
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Sylvie Bernaerts, Jellina Prinsen, Emmely Berra, Guy Bosmans, Jean Steyaert, Kaat Alaerts
The neuropeptide 'oxytocin' (OT) is known to play a pivotal role in a variety of complex social behaviors by promoting a prosocial attitude and interpersonal bonding. Previous studies showed that a single-dose of exogenously administered OT can affect trust and feelings of attachment insecurity. With the present study, we explored the effects of two weeks of daily OT administration on measures of state and trait attachment using a double-blind between-subjects randomized placebo-controlled design. In 40 healthy young adult men state and trait attachment were assessed before and after two weeks of daily intranasal OT (24 IU) or placebo using the State Adult Attachment Scale and the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment...
January 15, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112692/symphysis-fundal-height-predicts-difficult-evolution-of-induced-labours
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Ugo Indraccolo, Lia Nardocci, Romolo Di Iorio, Marco Bonito, Salvatore Renato Indraccolo
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Symphysis-fundal-height (SFH) could be prove useful for the management of labour. This study aims to assess the behaviour of induced labours in relationship with SFH values. METHODS: Prospective observational study in a sample of 158 women underwent induction with intravaginal dinoprostone for different indications. SFH, SFH corrected for station, gestational age and parity were considered independent variables in multivariable models. Vaginal delivery, operative vaginal delivery, Cesarean section, Cesarean section for dystocia, Cesarean section for cardiotochographyc abnormalities, oxytocin infusion (for potentiating labour), need of Kristeller's maneuvre, epidural anesthesia (on demand), episiotomy, time from the first dose of dinoprostone to delivery, and time of active phase of labour were considered dependent variables in multivariable models...
January 16, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100688/the-use-of-oxytocin-to-improve-feeding-and-social-skills-in-infants-with-prader-willi-syndrome
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Maïthé Tauber, Kader Boulanouar, Gwenaelle Diene, Sophie Çabal-Berthoumieu, Virginie Ehlinger, Pascale Fichaux-Bourin, Catherine Molinas, Sandy Faye, Marion Valette, Jeanne Pourrinet, Catie Cessans, Sylvie Viaux-Sauvelon, Céline Bascoul, Antoine Guedeney, Patric Delhanty, Vincent Geenen, Henri Martens, Françoise Muscatelli, David Cohen, Angèle Consoli, Pierre Payoux, Catherine Arnaud, Jean-Pierre Salles
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) display poor feeding and social skills as infants and fewer hypothalamic oxytocin (OXT)-producing neurons were documented in adults. Animal data demonstrated that early treatment with OXT restores sucking after birth. Our aim is to reproduce these data in infants with PWS. METHODS: We conducted a phase 2 escalating dose study of a short course (7 days) of intranasal OXT administration. We enrolled 18 infants with PWS under 6 months old (6 infants in each step) who received 4 IU of OXT either every other day, daily, or twice daily...
January 18, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043376/disorders-in-barrier-protein-mrna-expression-and-placenta-secretory-activity-under-the-influence-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in%C3%A2-vitro
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A Wojciechowska, J Mlynarczuk, J Kotwica
Pregnancy disorders are often correlated with the presence of organic pollutants in the tissues of living bodies. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects (over 24 and 48 hours) of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 153, 126, and 77 at doses of 1, 10, and 100 ng/mL on barrier function and secretory activity in cow placentome sections collected during the second trimester of pregnancy. None of the PCBs affected the viability of the sections (P > 0.05). Polychlorinated biphenyl 153 decreased (P < 0...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006929/sedative-effects-of-intranasal-oxytocin-in-rabbits-and-rhesus-monkeys
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L Hess, M Votava, J Málek, A Kurzová, J Slíva
Oxytocin is a hormone therapeutically used mainly for its peripheral effects during pregnancy in the uterus and breasts. However, additional central effects, i.e. anxiolytic effect, decreased level of social stress and increased empathy have been also observed. Hence, the aim of our study was to evaluate if nasal oxytocin can be used as anxiolytic substance in rhesus monkeys (n=20) and rabbits (n=20). Simultaneously, mean arterial blood pressure, arterial oxygen saturation of hemoglobin and pulse rate were monitored in all the evaluated animals...
December 21, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995932/intranasal-oxytocin-and-vasopressin-modulate-divergent-brainwide-functional-substrates
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Alberto Galbusera, Alessia De Felice, Stefano Girardi, Giacomo Bassetto, Marta Maschietto, Katsuhiko Nishimori, Bice Chini, Francesco Papaleo, Stefano Vassanelli, Alessandro Gozzi
The neuropeptides oxytocin (OXT) and vasopressin (AVP) have been identified as modulators of emotional social behaviors and associated with neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by social dysfunction. Experimental and therapeutic use of OXT and AVP via the intranasal route is the subject of extensive clinical research. However, the large-scale functional substrates directly engaged by these peptides and their functional dynamics remain elusive. By using cerebral blood volume (CBV) weighted fMRI in the mouse, we show that intranasal administration of OXT rapidly elicits the transient activation of cortical regions and a sustained activation of hippocampal and forebrain areas characterized by high oxytocin receptor density...
January 18, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993911/the-management-of-the-third-stage-of-labour-in-women-with-heart-disease
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Matthew Cauldwell, Philip J Steer, Lorna Swan, Anselm Uebing, Michael A Gatzoulis, Mark R Johnson
OBJECTIVE: In women with heart disease (HD), the third stage of labour is managed with a reduced dose of oxytocin because it can have significant adverse cardiovascular effects. However, women with HD have high rates of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH); consequently, we designed a prospective study to investigate whether higher doses of oxytocin can be given safely and would reduce rates of PPH. METHODS: We performed a single centre, prospective, cohort study comparing the standard 'low-dose' oxytocin infusion (10 U of oxytocin in 500 mL of normal saline given intravenously at 36 mL/hour for 4 hours (12 mU/min), n=29) to the low-dose infusion and an additional 2 U of oxytocin given over 10 min immediately after birth (n=30)...
December 19, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989775/intranasal-oxytocin-reduces-social-perception-in-women-neural-activation-and-individual-variation
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Erin E Hecht, Diana L Robins, Pritam Gautam, Tricia Z King
Most intranasal oxytocin research to date has been carried out in men, but recent studies indicate that females' responses can differ substantially from males'. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involved an all-female sample of 28 women not using hormonal contraception. Participants viewed animations of geometric shapes depicting either random movement or social interactions such as playing, chasing, or fighting. Probe questions asked whether any shapes were "friends" or "not friends." Social videos were preceded by cues to attend to either social relationships or physical size changes...
February 15, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986461/randomized-clinical-trial-between-hourly-titrated-and-2-hourly-static-oral-misoprostol-solution-for-induction-of-labor
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Abdulrahim A Rouzi, Nora Alsahly, Rana Alamoudi, Nisma Almansouri, Nawal Alsinani, Souzan Alkafy, Rayyan Rozzah, Hassan Abduljabbar
BACKGROUND: Misoprostol is an effective agent for the induction of labor. Existing guidelines recommend oral misoprostol solution 25 μg every 2 hours. However, more research is required to optimize the use of oral misoprostol solution for the induction of labor. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare efficacy and safety of hourly titrated-dose oral misoprostol solution with static-dose oral misoprostol solution every 2 hours for labor induction. STUDY DESIGN: In this randomized controlled study, oral misoprostol solution was administered as (1) 20 μg hourly (≤4 doses) that was increased in the absence of regular uterine contractions to 40 μg hourly (≤4 doses) and then to 60 μg hourly (≤16 doses) or (2) 25 μg every 2 hours until active labor began (≤12 doses)...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923665/nicotine-enhances-gabaergic-inhibition-of-oxytocin-mrna-expressing-neuron-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-in-vitro-in-rats
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Ke-Min Zhang, Guo-Yan Zhao, Bin-Bin Zhang, Qi Xu, Chun-Ping Chu, Hua Jin, De-Lai Qiu
We recently found that extracellular administration of nicotine indirectly excited hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) mRNA-expressing neurons. In this study, we studied the effect of nicotine on PVN oxytocin (OT) mRNA-expressing neuron in vitro in rats, by whole-cell patch-clamp recording technique, immunohistochemistry methods and single-cell reverse-transcription multiplex polymerase chain reaction (SC-RT-mPCR) methods Our results showed that 79.3% (73/92) of the 92 PVN putative magnocellular neurons co-expressed GAPDH mRNA and OT mRNA...
December 5, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922285/a-prospective-randomized-trial-comparing-foley-catheter-oxytocin-and-combination-foley-catheter-oxytocin-for-labour-induction-with-unfavourable-cervix
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Nabih I El Khouly
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of transcervical Foley catheter with and without oxytocin versus oxytocin alone for labour induction with unfavourable cervix. This trial enrolled 108 women with singleton pregnancies presented for labour induction with unfavourable cervix. Patients were randomly assigned to receive Foley catheter alone (I), Foley catheter plus oxytocin (II) or oxytocin alone (III). Outcomes were analysed in terms of success of induction, induction delivery interval, route of delivery, dose and duration of oxytocin, and complications...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894940/changes-in-the-mrna-expression-of-structural-proteins-hormone-synthesis-and-secretion-from-bovine-placentome-sections-after-ddt-and-dde-treatment
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A Wojciechowska, J Mlynarczuk, J Kotwica
Disorders in the barrier function and secretory activity of the placenta can be caused by xenobiotics (XB) present in the environment and their accumulation in tissues of living organisms. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2,-bis-4-chlorophenyl-ethane (DDT) and its metabolite 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis-4-chlorophenyl-ethene (DDE) (for 24 or 48h) at doses of 1, 10 or 100ng/ml on the function of cow placentome sections in the second trimester of pregnancy. DDT and DDE affected neither (P>0...
January 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888061/secretory-function-of-ovarian-cells-and-myometrial-contractions-in-cow-are-affected-by-chlorinated-insecticides-chlordane-heptachlor-mirex-in-vitro
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Michael Hubert Wrobel, Jaroslaw Mlynarczuk
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of chlordane, heptachlor and mirex, on hormonal regulation of the force of myometrial contractions. Myometrial, endometrial, granulosa and luteal cells as well as strips of myometrium from non-pregnant cows were incubated with three insecticides at environmentally relevant doses (0.1, 1 or 10ng/ml). None of the insecticides affected the viability of studied cells. Chlordane stimulated, while heptachlor and mirex inhibited, secretion of testosterone and estradiol from granulosa cells as well as secretion of progesterone from luteal cells, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881053/oxytocin-provides-protection-against-diabetic-polyneuropathy-in-rats
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Oytun Erbas, Dilek Taşkıran, Fatih Oltulu, Altuğ Yavaşoğlu, Saylav Bora, Okan Bilge, Bilge Piri Çınar, Gönül Peker
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to investigate the protective effects of oxytocin (OT) on diabetic neuropathy (DNP) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen rats were used to induce diabetes using single dose streptozotocin (STZ, 60 mg/kg). Diabetic DNP was verified by electromyography (EMG) and motor function test on 21st day following STZ injection. Six rats served as naïve control group and received no drug (n = 6). Following EMG, diabetic rats were randomly divided into three groups and administered with either 1 ml/kg saline or 80 μg/kg OT or 160 μg/kg OT intraperitoneally for four weeks...
January 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871191/second-trimester-medical-abortion-with-mifepristone-followed-by-unlimited-dosing-of-buccal-misoprostol-in-armenia
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Karmen S Louie, Erica Chong, Tamar Tsereteli, Gayane Avagyan, Ruzanna Abrahamyan, Beverly Winikoff
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and acceptability of a regimen using mifepristone and buccal misoprostol with unlimited dosing for second trimester abortion in Armenia. METHODS: Women seeking to terminate 13-22 week pregnancies were enrolled in the study. Participants swallowed 200 mg mifepristone in the clinic and were instructed to return to the hospital for induction 24-48 h later. During induction, women were given 400 μg buccal misoprostol every 3 h until the fetus and placenta were expelled...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818789/early-experiences-can-alter-the-size-of-cortical-fields-in-prairie-voles-microtus-ochrogaster
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A M H Seelke, S-M Yuan, A M Perkeybile, L A Krubitzer, K L Bales
The neocortex of the prairie vole is composed of three well-defined sensory areas and one motor area: primary somatosensory, visual, auditory areas and the primary motor area respectively. The boundaries of these cortical areas are identifiable very early in development, and have been thought to resist alteration by all but the most extreme physical or genetic manipulations. Here we assessed the extent to which the boundaries of sensory/motor cortical areas can be altered by exposing young prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) to a chronic stimulus, high or low levels of parental contact, or an acute stimulus, a single dose of saline, oxytocin (OT), or oxytocin antagonist on the day of birth...
August 2016: Environmental Epigenetics
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