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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423971/intrauterine-infection-immune-system-and-premature-birth
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Fernanda Rodrigues Helmo, Eduardo Arthur Rodovalho Alves, Renata Alves de Andrade Moreira, Viviane Oliveira Severino, Laura Penna Rocha, Maria Luíza Gonçalves Dos Reis Monteiro, Marlene Antônia Dos Reis, Renata Margarida Etchebehere, Juliana Reis Machado, Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
Preterm birth accounts for nearly one million deaths among children under five years of age, and although its etiopathogenesis is not fully elucidated, ascending intrauterine infection and fetal inflammatory response seem to be the main triggers. The intense inflammatory response mediated by IL-1β, TNF-α, PAF, IFN-γ and IL-6, PGE2 and MMP-1 and MMP-9 causes fetal membrane damage and rupture, increased uterine contractions and biochemical and structural changes in the cervix. Furthermore, preterm neonates have deficient innate and adaptive immune responses characterized by reduced levels of IgG, opsonization and phagocytosis, as well as increased activation of Th1 cells in relation to Th2 cells...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417285/alcohol-and-thiamine-deficiency-trigger-differential-mitochondrial-transition-pore-opening-mediating-cellular-death
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REVIEW
Abdoulaye Bâ
Accumulating evidence has shown that binge-type alcohol intake in mothers interferes with thiamine deficiency (TD) to promote the fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Developmental alcohol or TD exposures act either synergistically or separately to reproduce FAS features e.g. intrauterine growth retardation and related microcephaly characterized by extensive cellular death induced by one another neurotoxicant. However molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying apoptosis in both alcohol and TD toxicities are unknown...
June 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416068/-treatment-with-low-dose-acetylsalicylic-acid-can-reduce-risk-of-pre-eclampsia-in-high-risk-pregnant-women
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Line Vedel Käehne, Ingeborg Christina Rørbye Lundin
Pre-eclampsia is a major contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality. Large studies of high-risk pregnant women have shown reduced risk of developing pre-eclampsia when they are treated with low-dose acetylsalicylic acid in early pregnancy. Treatment is also effective in preventing intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth and perinatal death. No major side effects, including risk of malformations or miscarriage, are reported. It is important that general practitioners are aware of women who have an increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia, so that treatment with 100 mg of acetylsalicylic acid can be started early in pregnancy...
April 3, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413208/anti-m-induced-severe-haemolytic-disease-of-foetus-and-newborn-in-a-malay-woman-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
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H Mohd Nazri, M N Noor Haslina, M Y Shafini, A R Noor Shaidatul Akmal, M Rapiaah, A Wan Zaidah
Haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN) is caused by maternal red blood cells (RBC) alloimmunisation resulted from incompatibility of maternal and foetal RBCs. However, only a few HDFN attributed to anti-M were reported, varying from asymptomatic to severe anaemia with hydrops foetalis and even intrauterine death. A case of severe HDFN due to anti-M alloantibody from an alloimmunized grandmultiparous Malay woman with recurrent pregnancy loss is reported here. The newborn was delivered with severe and prolonged anaemia which required frequent RBC transfusions, intensive phototherapy and intravenous immunoglobulin administration...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412674/analysis-of-relevant-risk-factors-for-intrauterine-death-of-fetuses-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Yang Qiong, Yuan Yichong
Our study aimed to explore the relevant risk factors for intrauterine death of fetuses in the third trimester of pregnancy via a retrospective analysis. Then, 98 pregnant women with intrauterine death of fetuses in the third trimester of pregnancy were enrolled, who had undergone the induced labor of dead fetuses in our hospital from January, 2013 to January, 2015. By taking their disease conditions into considerations, methods of induced labor as softening of cervix with dinoprostone suppositories and amniotic infusion of ethacridine or oxytocin were performed, and the timely cesarean section for termination of pregnancy was performed...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406596/improving-early-identification-of-hiv-infected-neonates-with-birth-pcr-testing-in-a-large-urban-hospital-in-johannesburg-south-africa-successes-and-challenges
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Karl-Günter Technau, Louise Kuhn, Ashraf Coovadia, Sergio Carmona, Gayle Sherman
INTRODUCTION: Timely diagnosis is necessary to avert early death in HIV-infected neonates. Birth PCR testing may improve early identification and facilitate access to care. We implemented a birth HIV diagnosis programme in Johannesburg, South Africa and present successes and challenges of the first two and a half years of operation. METHODS: Between June 2014 and December 2016, we sought to identify all HIV-exposed births and offer newborn HIV PCR testing before discharge after delivery...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402449/enhancement-of-trophoblast-differentiation-and-survival-by-low-molecular-weight-heparin-requires-heparin-binding-egf-like-growth-factor
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Alan D Bolnick, Jay M Bolnick, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Brian A Kilburn, Omar J Pasalodos, Pankaj K Singhal, Jing Dai, Michael P Diamond, D Randall Armant, Sascha Drewlo
STUDY QUESTION: Does low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) require heparin-binding epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like growth factor (HBEGF) signaling to induce extravillous trophoblast differentiation and decrease apoptosis during oxidative stress? SUMMARY ANSWER: LMWH increased HBEGF expression and secretion, and HBEGF signaling was required to stimulate trophoblast extravillous differentiation, increase invasion in vitro and reduce trophoblast apoptosis during oxidative stress...
April 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394549/the-role-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-in-women-with-hereditary-thrombophilia-for-good-perinatal-outcome
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Vesna Sokol, Marina Ivanišević, Mislav Herman, Josip Đelmiš
The aim of the study was to establish the importance of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) treatment for good pregnancy outcome in patients with hereditary thrombophilia. This retrospective study included 70 patients with inherited thrombophilia who gave birth at Zagreb University Hospital Center in the period from January 2014 to January 2015. Fifty-seven women were treated and 13 women were not treated with LMWH. Perinatal outcome was significantly better in women with hereditary thrombophilia who were treated with heparin during pregnancy as compared with women without LMWH (p=0...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394223/gestational-outcomes-in-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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G R de Jesus, B C Rodrigues, M I Lacerda, F C Dos Santos, N R de Jesus, E M Klumb, R A Levy
This study analyzed maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnancies of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus patients followed in a reference unit. This retrospective cohort study included 26 pregnancies of patients seen between 2011 and 2015 included with history and/or active neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus among 135 pregnancies. Three patients had active neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus at conception, but only one remained with neurological activity during gestation, characteristically related to the inadvertent suspension of medications...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390672/increased-risk-of-peripartum-perinatal-mortality-in-unplanned-births-outside-an-institution-a-retrospective-population-based-study
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Hilde M Engjom, Nils-Halvdan Morken, Even Høydahl, Ole F Norheim, Kari Klungsøyr
BACKGROUND: Births in midwife-led institutions may reduce the frequency of medical interventions and provide cost-effective care, while larger institutions offer medically and technically advanced obstetric care. Unplanned births outside an institution and intrapartum stillbirths have frequently been excluded in previous studies on adverse outcomes by place of birth. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess peripartum mortality by place of birth and travel time to obstetric institutions, with the hypothesis that centralization reduces institution availability but improves mortality...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383551/p45-nf-e2-regulates-syncytiotrophoblast-differentiation-by-post-translational-gcm1-modifications-in-human-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Shrey Kohli, Juliane Hoffmann, Franziska Lochmann, Paulina Markmeyer, Hanna Huebner, Fabian B Fahlbusch, Moh'd Mohanad Al-Dabet, Ihsan Gadi, Jayakumar Manoharan, Michael Löttge, Ana C Zenclussen, Anat Aharon, Benjamin Brenner, Khurrum Shahzad, Matthias Ruebner, Berend Isermann
Placental insufficiency jeopardizes prenatal development, potentially leading to intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and stillbirth. Surviving fetuses are at an increased risk for chronic diseases later in life. IUGR is closely linked with altered trophoblast and placental differentiation. However, due to a paucity of mechanistic insights, suitable biomarkers and specific therapies for IUGR are lacking. The transcription factor p45 NF-E2 (nuclear factor erythroid derived 2) has been recently found to regulate trophoblast differentiation in mice...
April 6, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377521/prenatal-loss-of-father-during-world-war-one-is-predictive-of-a-reduced-lifespan-in-adulthood
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Nicolas Todd, Alain-Jacques Valleron, Pierre Bougnères
Although early-life stress is known to alter health, its long-term consequences on mortality remain largely unknown. Thanks to unique French legislation established in 1917 for war orphans and children of disabled soldiers, we were able to study the adult mortality of individuals born in 1914-1916 whose fathers were killed during World War 1. Vital information and socio-demographic characteristics were extracted manually from historical civil registers for 5,671 children born between 1 August 1914 and 31 December 1916 who were granted the status of "pupille de la Nation" (orphan of the Nation)...
April 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370793/vaginal-delivery-after-placental-abruption-with-intrauterine-fetal-death-a-20-year-single-center-experience
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Ayami Inoue, Eiji Kondoh, Koh Suginami, Shingo Io, Yoshitsugu Chigusa, Ikuo Konishi
AIM: The aim of this study was to elucidate the feasibility and safety of vaginal delivery (VD) when placental abruption causes fetal demise. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of women who were managed for placental abruption with intrauterine fetal death at Kyoto University Hospital during the period from 1995 to 2015. RESULTS: Sixteen cases were identified during the study period. VD was attempted in 15 cases and was accomplished in 14 (93...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369985/nongalenic-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-prenatal-diagnosis
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Cristina Martínez-Payo, Javier Sancho Saúco, Maria Miralles, Tirso Pérez Medina
Pial arteriovenous (AV) fistulae have rarely been diagnosed in utero. They are characterized by one or more pial arteries flowing directly into a cortical vein without any shunt or interposed capillary bed. In the fetus and the newborn up to 2 years of age, the most common clinical manifestation is heart failure resulting from fistula overload. Later on, hydrocephalus, focal neurologic deficits, headaches, seizures, and cerebral hemorrhage are the most common manifestations. We present a case of nongalenic pial AV fistula diagnosed in the 25th week of pregnancy, which resulted in intrauterine fetal death due to congestive heart failure...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367358/perinatal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-triplet-gestations-based-on-chorionicity
#15
Maureen Downing, Suela Sulo, Barbara V Parilla
Objective To compare perinatal and neonatal outcomes of dichorionic (DC) and monochorionic (MC) with trichorionic (TC) triplet gestations. Methods A retrospective cohort study of DC + MC versus TC triplet gestations delivered at a tertiary care hospital from 2009 to 2015. The results include 42 sets of triplets (TC, n = 26; DC + MC, n = 16). Maternal demographics and pregnancy data were compared. Neonatal outcomes were assessed using composite morbidity and mortality. Results Maternal baseline characteristics including age, mode of conception, race, parity, body mass index, and previous preterm delivery were statistically comparable...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366413/adverse-effects-of-female-obesity-and-interaction-with-race-on-reproductive-potential
#16
REVIEW
Barbara Luke
Across the reproductive spectrum, obesity is associated with greater risks for adverse health outcomes, including higher rates of infertility, subfertility, early pregnancy loss, fetal deaths and stillbirths, congenital anomalies, and pregnancy complications. The excess reproductive morbidity associated with obesity may increase with longer duration, making the current trends among children and young adults particularly critical in terms of their future reproductive potential. Obese women have a lower chance of pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF), require higher dosages of gonadotropins, and have reduced rates of implantation, clinical intrauterine gestation, and live birth rates and increased rates of pregnancy loss, as well as greater risks for prematurity and preeclampsia even when stratified by plurality...
April 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361296/women-with-homozygous-at-deficiency-type-ii-heparin-binding-site-hbs-are-at-high-risk-of-pregnancy-loss-and-pregnancy-complications
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Julia Kraft, Raute Sunder-Plassmann, Christine Mannhalter, Peter Quehenberger, Gernot Tews, Martin Langer, Ingrid Pabinger
Data regarding outcome and therapy of pregnancies in patients with homozygous antithrombin (AT) deficiency are very rare. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive investigation with emphasis on the obstetric history of eight women with homozygous AT deficiency heparin-binding site (HBS), who had at least one pregnancy. The aim of the study was to get a better insight into the outcome and identify suitable management procedures of pregnancy in this rare disease. All patients suffered from homozygous AT deficiency caused by the mutation c...
March 30, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348544/substance-p-neurokinin-1-and-trigeminal-system-a-possible-link-to-the-pathogenesis-in-sudden-perinatal-deaths
#18
REVIEW
Riffat Mehboob
Sudden demise of a healthy fetus or a neonate is a very tragic episode in the life of parents. These deaths have been a mystery since ages but still remain unexplained. This review proposes the involvement of trigeminal nerve, neurotransmitter substance P (SP), and its receptor neurokinin 1 (NK-1R) in regulation of cardiorespiratory control in fetuses and newborns. Anomalies and immaturity of neuroregulatory systems such as trigeminal system in medulla oblongata of brainstem may provide a possible mechanism of sudden perinatal deaths...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337875/the-pig-as-a-model-for-premature-infants-the-importance-of-immunoglobulin-supplementation-for-growth-and-development
#19
A Socha-Banasiak, S Pierzynowski, J Woliński, D Grujic, M Boryczka, P Grzesiak, P Szczurek, E Czkwianianc, B Westrom, K Goncharova
Preterm human neonates, contrary to preterm piglets, obtain immunoglobulins from their mothers via the placenta during intrauterine development. However, one should note that the majority of trans-placental transfer of immunoglobulins in humans takes place during the last trimester of pregnancy. It is also known that the feeding of limited amounts of colostrum or systemic infusion of small amounts of serum improves the survival of preterm and full-term piglets. Full-term piglets deprived of their mother’s immunoglobulins exhibit strong apathy and develop watery diarrhoea, often resulting in death...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332242/bilateral-oblique-facial-clefts-rudimentary-eyes-and-hydrocephalus-in-an-aborted-equine-foetus
#20
J S Agerholm, H G Pedersen, F J McEvoy, S Heegaard
Knowledge of congenital malformations and their causes in horses is generally sparse. Such conditions require more scientific attention to improve their diagnostics and inform prevention strategies. Here, a unique syndrome of bilateral oblique facial clefts (meloschisis), rudimentary eyes and hydrocephalus is reported in an equine foetus spontaneously aborted at gestation day 224. The cause of abortion was considered to be intrauterine death caused by umbilical cord torsions and subsequent compromised blood flow, but the aetiology of the malformation could not be determined...
March 22, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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