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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342293/genetic-analyses-in-small-for-gestational-age-newborns
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Susanne E Stalman, Nita Solanky, Miho Ishida, Cristina Alemán-Charlet, Sayeda Abu-Amero, Marielle Alders, Lucas Alvizi, William Baird, Charalambos Demetriou, Peter Henneman, Chela James, Lia C Knegt, Lydia J Leon, Marcel M A M Mannens, Adi N Mul, Nicole A Nibbering, Emma Peskett, Faisal I Rezwan, Carrie Ris-Stalpers, Joris A M van der Post, Gerdine A Kamp, Frans B Plötz, Jan M Wit, Philip Stanier, Gudrun E Moore, Raoul C Hennekam
Context: Small for gestational age (SGA) can be a result of fetal growth restriction, associated with perinatal morbidity and mortality. Mechanisms that control prenatal growth are poorly understood. Objective: The aim of the present study was to gain more insight into prenatal growth failure and determine an effective diagnostic approach in SGA newborns. We hypothesized that one or more CNVs and disturbed methylation and sequence variants may be present in genes known to be associated with fetal growth...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340613/biomass-increase-under-zinc-deficiency-caused-by-delay-of-early-flowering-in-arabidopsis
#2
Xiaochao Chen, Uwe Ludewig
Plants generally produce more biomass when all nutrients are available in sufficient amounts. In addition to environmental constraints, genetic and developmental factors, such as the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth, restrict maximal yield. Here we report the peculiar observation that a subset of Arabidopsis thaliana accessions produced larger shoot rosette diameters when grown in zinc (Zn)-deficient conditions, compared with Zn-sufficient conditions. This was associated with early flowering that restricted the leaf length under Zn sufficiency...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339641/longitudinal-assessment-of-abdominal-circumference-versus-estimated-fetal-weight-in-the-detection-of-late-fetal-growth-restriction
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Tri Rahmat Basuki, Javier Caradeux, Elisenda Eixarch, Eduard Gratacós, Francesc Figueras
OBJECTIVES: To perform a longitudinal assessment comparison between estimated fetal weight (EFW) and abdominal circumference (AC) in the prediction of late fetal growth restriction (FGR) as opposed to small for gestational age (SGA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort of unselected singleton pregnancies scanned at 32±2 and 37±1 weeks was created. Longitudinal growth assessment by calculating the conditional AC and conditional EFW was performed, and both parameters were compared for their prediction capacity for late FGR and SGA...
January 16, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338497/a-prospective-observational-study-comparing-cardiac-function-of-small-for-gestational-age-with-appropriate-for-gestational-age-babies-using-serial-echocardiographic-studies
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Manish Kumar, Santhanam Sridhar, Niranjan Thomas
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of babies born in India are low birth weight (LBW) and about 70% of LBW babies are small for gestational age (SGA). Though there are several trials that have evaluated cardiac function of intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) babies in utero, there is limited data about postnatal cardiac function in SGA babies during early neonatal period. This study was conducted to evaluate the cardiac functions of SGA babies by serial echocardiographic measurements and compare this with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) babies during the early postnatal period...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338002/the-associations-between-adult-body-composition-and-abdominal-adiposity-outcomes-and-relative-weight-gain-and-linear-growth-from-birth-to-age-22-in-the-birth-to-twenty-plus-cohort-south-africa
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Alessandra Prioreschi, Richard J Munthali, Juliana Kagura, Rihlat Said-Mohamed, Emanuella De Lucia Rolfe, Lisa K Micklesfield, Shane A Norris
BACKGROUND: The growing prevalence of overweight and obesity in low- or middle-income countries precipitates the need to examine early life predictors of adiposity. OBJECTIVES: To examine growth trajectories from birth, and associations with adult body composition in the Birth to Twenty Plus Cohort, Soweto, South Africa. METHODS: Complete data at year 22 was available for 1088 participants (536 males and 537 females). Conditional weight and height indices were generated indicative of relative rate of growth between years 0-2, 2-5, 5-8, 8-18, and 18-22...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335616/roles-of-angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptor-in-mice-with-fetal-growth-restriction
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Toshifumi Yamauchi, Masaki Mogi, Harumi Kan-No, Bao-Shuai Shan, Akinori Higaki, Li-Juan Min, Takashi Higaki, Jun Iwanami, Ei-Ichi Ishii, Masatsugu Horiuchi
Our previous report indicated that vascular injury enhances vascular remodeling in fetal growth restriction (FGR) mice. The angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2R) is relatively highly expressed in fetal mice. Therefore, we investigated the roles of AT2R in FGR-induced cardiovascular disease using AT2R knockout (AT2KO) mice. Dams (wild-type and AT2KO mice) were fed an isocaloric diet containing 20% protein (NP) or 8% protein (LP) until delivery. Arterial blood pressure, body weight, and histological changes in organs were investigated in offspring...
January 15, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330920/macronutrient-and-fibre-intake-of-young-spanish-children-with-reference-to-their-in-utero-growth-status-are-they-eating-a-healthy-diet
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Rozina Nuruddin, Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Merida Rodriguez-Lopez, Dolores Garcia-Arenas, Eduard Gratacos, Fatima Crispi, Ruthy Acosta-Rojas
AIM: To compare macronutrient and fibre intake by pre-school children born with intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR) or as appropriate for gestational age (AGA) and to compare their intake with paediatric nutritional recommendations for identification of potential areas of modification during early life. METHODS: A parental 3-day dietary record was obtained for children of age 1-6 years, born at Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain (2002-2007) with IUGR (n = 37) or AGA (n = 53)...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330635/hypotension-due-to-spinal-anesthesia-influences-fetal-circulation-in-primary-caesarean-sections
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K Lato, I Bekes, Peter Widschwendter, T W P Friedl, W Janni, F Reister, G Froeba, U Friebe-Hoffmann
PURPOSE: Hypotension due to spinal anesthesia is a well-known side effect in pregnant women receiving caesarean section. Little is known about its impact on fetal blood circulation. METHODS: 40 women with uncomplicated singleton term pregnancies prepared for caesarean section were prospectively evaluated by Doppler sonography before and immediately after spinal anesthesia. RESULTS: In 90% of the women, blood pressure significantly decreased after spinal anesthesia and 42...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330548/shox-haploinsufficiency-presenting-with-isolated-short-long-bones-in-the-second-and-third-trimester
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Shwetha Ramachandrappa, Abhijit Kulkarni, Hina Gandhi, Cheryl Ellis, Renata Hutt, Lesley Roberts, Rosol Hamid, Aris Papageorghiou, Sahar Mansour
Haploinsufficiency of the transcription factor short stature homeobox (SHOX) manifests as a spectrum of clinical phenotypes, ranging from disproportionate short stature and Madelung deformity to isolated short stature. Here, we describe five infants with molecularly confirmed diagnoses of SHOX haploinsufficiency who presented in utero with short long bones during routine antenatal scanning from as early as 19 weeks gestation. Other foetal growth parameters were normal. The molecular basis of SHOX haploinsufficiency was distinct in each case...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329688/motorizing-and-optimizing-ultrasound-strain-elastography-for-detection-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-pregnancies
#10
Shier Nee Saw, Jess Yi Ru Low, Citra Nurfarah Zaini Mattar, Arijit Biswas, Lujie Chen, Choon Hwai Yap
Intrauterine growth restriction is a prevalent disease in pregnancy in which placental insufficiency leads to 5 to 10 times higher mortality and lifelong morbidities. The current detection rate is poor, and recently, ultrasound strain elastography (USEL) was proposed as a new diagnostic technique. Currently, placental USEL uses maternal subcutaneous fat as the reference layer, but this is not ideal as fat tissue stiffness can vary widely between subjects. Current USEL also uses manual palpation, and under different compression depths and rates, viscoelastic tissues such as placenta can yield different stiffness results...
January 9, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329576/spontaneous-prematurity-in-fetuses-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-about-prenatal-predictive-factors
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Bruna Maria Lopes Barbosa, Agatha S Rodrigues, Mario Henrique Burlacchini Carvalho, Roberto Eduardo Bittar, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco, Lisandra Stein Bernardes
BACKGROUND: To evaluate possible predictive factors of spontaneous prematurity in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Inclusion criteria were presence of CDH; absence of fetoscopy; absence of karyotype abnormality; maximum of one major malformation associated with diaphragmatic hernia; ultrasound monitoring at the Obstetrics Clinic of Clinicas Hospital at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, from January 2001 to October 2014...
January 12, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329090/simultaneous-accelerated-solvent-extraction-and-hydrolysis-of-11-nor-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic-acid-glucuronide-in-meconium-samples-for-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis
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Cinthia de Carvalho Mantovani, Jefferson Pereira E Silva, Guilherme Forster, Rafael Menck de Almeida, Edna Maria de Albuquerque Diniz, Mauricio Yonamine
Cannabis misuse during pregnancy is associated with severe impacts on the mother and baby health, such as newborn low birth weight, growth restriction, pre-term birth, neurobehavioral and developmental deficits. In most of the cases, drug abuse is omitted or denied by the mothers. Thus, toxicological analyzes using maternal-fetal matrices takes place as a suitable tool to assess drug use. Herein, meconium was the chosen matrix to evaluate cannabis exposure through identification and quantification of 11-nor-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic (THCCOOH)...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326857/role-of-color-doppler-flowmetry-in-prediction-of-intrauterine-growth-retardation-in-high-risk-pregnancy
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Sachin Khanduri, Saakshi Chhabra, Santosh Yadav, Tushar Sabharwal, Mriganki Chaudhary, Tarim Usmani, Aakshit Goyal, Hritik Sharma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of Color Doppler flowmetry in the prediction of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in high-risk pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 62 high-risk pregnant women underwent Color Doppler flowmetric umbilical artery pulsatility index (PI), resistive index (RI) and systolic/diastolic (S/D) ratio, middle cerebral artery PI, RI and S/D ratio, Ductus venosus S-wave/isovolumetric A-wave index (SIA) and vertebral artery RI at 23-27 weeks, 28-32 weeks and 32-36 weeks of their pregnancy...
November 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325496/maternal-thyrotropin-receptor-antibody-concentration-and-the-risk-of-fetal-and-neonatal-thyrotoxicosis-a-systematic-review
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Myrthe Marguerite van Dijk, Iris Smits, Eric Fliers, Peter H Bisschop
BACKGROUND: In pregnant women with Graves' disease, maternal thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAb) can cross the placenta and induce fetal or neonatal thyrotoxicosis. Symptoms of fetal thyrotoxicosis are tachycardia, intrauterine growth restriction and intra-uterine death. Recommendations on an upper limit of TRAb concentrations below which intensive fetal monitoring can be safely omitted vary between different guidelines. The objective of this study was to define an evidence-based cut-off level for maternal TRAb necessitating additional fetal monitoring during pregnancy...
January 12, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325263/-analysis-of-2-204-stillbirths-in-11-hospitals-of-guangdong-province
#15
L Yu, M Tang, X H Fan, H M Du, H Tang, P Chen, S L Xing, C H Su, D J Chen
Objective: To analyze the incidence and causes of stillbirth in 11 hospitals of Guangdong province, and to explore the appropriate interventions. Methods: Clinical data of stillbirth in 11 hospitals of Guangdong province were collected from January 2014 to December 2016. The gestational weeks, causes, maternal conditions and other factors were analyzed. Results: (1) From 2014 to 2016, 103 472 newborns were delivered in the 11 hospitals, and the number of stillbirth was 2 204, with the incidence of 2.13%. Among them, 0...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322860/antenatal-and-neonatal-antecedents-of-executive-dysfunctions-in-extremely-preterm-children
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Alan Leviton, Robert M Joseph, Elizabeth N Allred, T Michael O'Shea, H Gerry Taylor, Karl K C Kuban
To find out why children born extremely preterm are at heightened risk of executive dysfunctions, the authors assessed 716 children who were 10 years old born extremely preterm whose IQ was ≥ 70. A working memory dysfunction (n = 169), an inhibition dysfunction (n = 360), a switching dysfunction (355), and all 3 (executive dysfunction; n = 107) were defined on the basis of Z-scores ≤ -1 on the Differential Ability Scales-II Working Memory composite, and/or on the NEPSY-II Inhibition-Inhibition and Inhibition-Switching subtests...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321641/antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Karen Schreiber, Savino Sciascia, Philip G de Groot, Katrien Devreese, Soren Jacobsen, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastroza, Jane E Salmon, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Ora Shovman, Beverley J Hunt
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, such as lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies and anti-β2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies. APS can present with a variety of clinical phenotypes, including thrombosis in the veins, arteries and microvasculature as well as obstetrical complications. The pathophysiological hallmark is thrombosis, but other factors such as complement activation might be important. Prevention of thrombotic manifestations associated with APS includes lifestyle changes and, in individuals at high risk, low-dose aspirin...
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321064/the-role-of-ace2-angiotensin-1-7-and-mas1-receptor-axis-in-glucocorticoid-induced-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#18
Elham Ghadhanfar, Aseel Alsalem, Shaimaa Al-Kandari, Jumana Naser, Fawzi Babiker, Maie Al-Bader
BACKGROUND: Plasma and urine levels of the potent vasodilator Ang-(1-7) are elevated in mid and late pregnancy and are correlated with elevated placental angiogenesis, fetal blood flow, and rapid fetal growth. We hypothesized that Ang-(1-7), its receptor (Mas1) and the enzymes involved in Ang-(1-7) production (ACE2 and Membrane metallo-endopeptidase; MME) are down regulated in response to glucocorticoid administration contributing to IUGR. METHODS: Pregnant female Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with dexamethasone (DEX; 0...
December 29, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320365/association-of-cord-blood-ghrelin-leptin-and-insulin-concentrations-in-term-newborns-with-anthropometric-parameters-at-birth
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Magdalena Warchoł, Małgorzata Wojciechowska, Justyna Kupsz, Magdalena Helena Sot-Szewczyk, Michał Michalak, Paweł Kołodziejski, Ewa Pruszyńska-Oszmałek, Hanna Krauss
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin, leptin and insulin, generally considered as regulators of energy homeostasis of the organism may be related to fetal and early postnatal growth. Numerous studies have confirmed the presence of these hormones in the cells of the fetus indicating their importance in development at early stages of life. METHODS: This study analyzed active and total ghrelin by radioimmunoassay (RIA), leptin and insulin concentrations by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 65 cord blood samples, from term newborns, and measured the birth anthropometric parameters [birth weight (BW), head circumference, chest, stomach, thigh and arm circumference]...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319918/comparison-of-modified-two-point-dixon-and-chemical-shift-encoded-mri-water-fat-separation-methods-for-fetal-fat-quantification
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Stephanie A Giza, Michael R Miller, Prasiddha Parthasarathy, Barbra de Vrijer, Charles A McKenzie
BACKGROUND: Fetal fat is indicative of the energy balance within the fetus, which may be disrupted in pregnancy complications such as fetal growth restriction, macrosomia, and gestational diabetes. Water-fat separated MRI is a technique sensitive to tissue lipid content, measured as fat fraction (FF), and can be used to accurately measure fat volumes. Modified two-point Dixon and chemical shift encoded MRI (CSE-MRI) are water-fat separated MRI techniques that could be applied to imaging of fetal fat...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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