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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775869/mathematics-intervention-for-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-a-replication-and-extension-of-the-math-interactive-learning-experience-mile-program
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Katrina Kully-Martens, Jacqueline Pei, Julie Kable, Claire D Coles, Gail Andrew, Carmen Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) experience deficits in behavior, cognition, and academic functioning resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Although receiving intervention for developmental disabilities is a strong protective factor against negative outcomes in FASD, intervention research in this population is in its infancy. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to replicate and extend a mathematics intervention, the Math Interactive Learning Experience (MILE) program, which was developed in the USA specifically for children with FASD...
May 15, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772309/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-obesity-a-review-and-model-of-current-hypotheses-explaining-their-comorbidity
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REVIEW
Tomasz Hanć, Samuele Cortese
Available meta-analyses point to a significant association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity. The possible mechanisms underlying this relationship are unclear. Here, we overview the studies aimed at identifying the factors contributing to the comorbidity between ADHD and obesity, including genetic factors, fetal programming, executive dysfunctions, psychosocial stress, factors directly related to energy balance, and sleep patterns alterations. The bulk of current research has focused on reduced physical activity and abnormal eating patterns as possible causes of weight gain in individuals with ADHD...
May 14, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770967/developmental-programming-of-renal-function-nephron-endowment-and-beyond
#3
Andrew G Woodman, Stephane L Bourque
In the face of adversity, the fetal kidney doesn't fare well. When resources are limiting due to pregnancy complications such as placental insufficiency, maternal hypoxia, or nutrient deficiencies, kidney development is often compromised, showing signs of reduced growth, defective nephrogenesis, and abnormal morphology. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770761/low-birth-weight-is-associated-with-increased-fat-intake-in-school-aged-boys
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Adrianne R Bischoff, André K Portella, Catherine Paquet, Roberta Dalle Molle, Aida Faber, Narendra Arora, Robert D Levitan, Patrícia P Silveira, Laurette Dube
Evidence suggests that both high and low birth weight children have increased the risk for obesity and the metabolic syndrome in adulthood. Previously we have found altered feeding behaviour and food preferences in pre-school children and adults born with low birth weight. In this study, we investigated if birth weight was associated with different intake of fat, carbohydrate and/or protein at 6-12 years of age. This is a cross-sectional study where 255 guardians answered online and telephone questions including anthropometrics and demographic data, parental family food rules (food control, encouragement and restriction) and a complete web-based FFQ for their children (130 boys and 125 girls)...
June 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769550/prenatal-alcohol-exposure-increases-the-susceptibility-to-develop-aggressive-prolactinomas-in-the-pituitary-gland
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Shaima Jabbar, Kenneth Reuhl, Dipak K Sarkar
Excess alcohol use is known to promote development of aggressive tumors in various tissues in human patients, but the cause of alcohol promotion of tumor aggressiveness is not clearly understood. We used an animals model of fetal alcohol exposure that is known to promote tumor development and determined if alcohol programs the pituitary to acquire aggressive prolactin-secreting tumors. Our results show that pituitaries of fetal alcohol-exposed rats produced increased levels of intra-pituitary aromatase protein and plasma estrogen, enhanced pituitary tissue growth, and upon estrogen challenge developed prolactin-secreting tumors (prolactinomas) that were hemorrhagic and often penetrated into the surrounding tissue...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764525/development-of-understanding-of-dohad-concepts-in-students-during-undergraduate-health-professional-programs-in-japan-and-new-zealand
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M Oyamada, A Lim, R Dixon, C Wall, J Bay
Evidence in support of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis has reached the level where it can appropriately be used to inform practice. DOHaD informed interventions supporting primary noncommunicable disease risk reduction should target the pre- and periconceptional periods, pregnancy, lactation, childhood and adolescence. Such interventions are dependent on a health workforce (including dietitians, nurses, midwives, doctors, and nutrition teachers), that has a deep understanding of DOHaD concepts...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758331/liver-regeneration-requires-yap1-tgf%C3%AE-dependent-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocytes
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Seh-Hoon Oh, Marzena Swiderska-Syn, Mark L Jewell, Richard T Premont, Anna Mae Diehl
BACKGROUND: Chronic failure of mechanisms that promote effective regeneration of dead hepatocytes causes replacement of functional hepatic parenchyma with fibrous scar and ultimately results in cirrhosis. Therefore, defining and optimizing mechanisms that orchestrate effective regeneration might prevent cirrhosis. We hypothesized that effective regeneration of injured livers requires hepatocytes to evade the growth inhibitory actions of TGF-β since TGF-β signaling inhibits mature hepatocyte growth but drives cirrhosis pathogenesis...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754004/natural-disaster-related-prenatal-maternal-stress-is-associated-with-alterations-in-placental-glucocorticoid-system-the-qf2011-queensland-flood-study
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Joey St-Pierre, David P Laplante, Guillaume Elgbeili, Paul A Dawson, Sue Kildea, Suzanne King, Cathy Vaillancourt
We investigated the effects of a natural disaster (a sudden flood) as a source of prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) on the placental glucocorticoid system and glucose transporters. Whether the gestational age at the time of the flood moderated these effects was also evaluated. Placental samples were collected from participants in the 2011 Queensland Flood Study (QF2011) who were pregnant in the first or second trimester at the onset of the flood. Detailed questionnaire results for objective hardship and composite subjective distress were obtained to assess stress levels...
April 26, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753320/adverse-effects-of-hif1a-mutation-and-maternal-diabetes-on-the-offspring-heart
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Radka Cerychova, Romana Bohuslavova, Frantisek Papousek, David Sedmera, Pavel Abaffy, Vladimir Benes, Frantisek Kolar, Gabriela Pavlinkova
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies show that maternal diabetes predisposes offspring to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. However, the precise mechanisms for the underlying penetrance and disease predisposition remain poorly understood. We examined whether hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha, in combination with exposure to a diabetic intrauterine environment, influences the function and molecular structure of the adult offspring heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a mouse model, we demonstrated that haploinsufficient (Hif1a+/- ) offspring from a diabetic pregnancy developed left ventricle dysfunction at 12 weeks of age, as manifested by decreased fractional shortening and structural remodeling of the myocardium...
May 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750565/pregnancy-late-in-rodent-life-has-detrimental-effects-on-the-heart
#10
Eunhee Chung, Kaylan M Haizlip, Leslie A Leinwand
During pregnancy, the heart undergoes significant and numerous changes, including hypertrophy that are usually described as physiological and reversible. Two aspects of the cardiac response to pregnancy are relatively understudied: advanced maternal age and multiple pregnancies (multiparity). Repeated breeder mice (RB) that have undergone 5 to 7 consecutive pregnancies were sacrificed 21 days after the weaning of their last pups and were compared to age-matched primiparous, one-time pregnant mice (O1P). The ages of the old mouse groups were similar (12 {plus minus} 1 month)...
May 11, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748167/kdm5b-decommissions-the-h3k4-methylation-landscape-of-self-renewal-genes-during-trophoblast-stem-cell-differentiation
#11
Jian Xu, Benjamin L Kidder
Trophoblast stem (TS) cells derived from the trophectoderm (TE) of mammalian embryos have the ability to self-renew indefinitely or differentiate into fetal lineages of the placenta. Epigenetic control of gene expression plays an instrumental role in dictating the fate of TS cell self-renewal and differentiation. However, the roles of histone demethylases and activating histone modifications such as methylation of histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4me3/me2) in regulating TS cell expression programs, and in priming the epigenetic landscape for trophoblast differentiation, are largely unknown...
May 10, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746007/preterm-growth-restriction-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-the-vascular-hypothesis-and-related-physiology
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Arvind Sehgal, Stella M Gwini, Samuel Menahem, Beth J Allison, Suzanne L Miller, Graeme R Polglase
KEY POINTS: Approximately 5-10% pregnancies are affected by fetal growth restriction. Preterm infants affected by fetal growth restriction have a higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This study is the first to measure pulmonary artery thickness and stiffness. It highlights that impaired vasculogenesis may be a contributory factor in the higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm growth restricted infants. The study addresses the mechanistic link between fetal programming and vascular architecture and mechanics...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743807/self-medication-practice-and-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Kidanemariam G/Michael Beyene, Solomon Worku Beza
Background: Self-medication which is the act of obtaining and using one or more medicines without medical supervision is a common practice among pregnant women. Unless proper caution is taken, it may result in maternal and fetal adverse outcomes. In Ethiopia, information on self-medication practice during pregnancy is scanty. Hence, this study aimed to assess self-medication practice and associated factors among pregnant women in government health centers in Addis Ababa. Methods: An institution-based mixed study design using a sequential explanatory approach was employed among 617 pregnant women and nine key informants in Addis Ababa from May 8, 2017, to June 30, 2017...
2018: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741967/omega-3-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-kidney-injury-of-female-rats-and-renal-programming-of-their-offsprings
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Asmaa Mohammed Shamseldeen, Mohammed Ali Eshra, Laila Ahmed Rashed, Marwa Fathy Amer, Amal Elham Fares, Samaa Samir Kamar
CONTEXT: Maternal diet composition could influence fetal organogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We investigated effects of high fat diet (HFD) intake alone or combined with omega 3 during pregnancy, lactation and early days of weaning on nephrogenesis of pups and maternal renal function and morphology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Mothers and their pups included in each group were supplied with the same diet composition. Rats were divided into group I, II and III supplied with chow of either 10 kcal%, 45 kcal% or 45 kcal% from fat together with omega-3 respectively...
May 9, 2018: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741798/a-pilot-rct-of-an-internet-intervention-to-reduce-the-risk-of-alcohol-exposed-pregnancy
#15
Karen Ingersoll, Christina Frederick, Kirsten MacDonnell, Lee Ritterband, Holly Lord, Brogan Jones, Lauren Truwit
BACKGROUND: Preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEPs) could reduce the incidence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Previous face-to-face interventions significantly reduced risk for AEP, but a scalable intervention is needed to reach more women at risk. METHODS: This study compared a 6 Core automated, interactive, and tailored Internet intervention, the Contraception and Alcohol Risk Reduction Internet Intervention (CARRII), to a static patient education (PE) website for its effect on AEP risk...
May 9, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741587/obesity-in-mares-promotes-uterine-inflammation-and-alters-embryo-lipid-fingerprints-and-homeostasis
#16
Dawn R Sessions-Bresnahan, Adam L Heuberger, Elaine M Carnevale
Maternal body composition can be an important determinant for development of obesity and metabolic syndrome in adult offspring. Obesity-related outcomes in offspring may include epigenetic alterations; however, mechanisms of fetal programming remain to be fully elucidated. This study was conducted to determine the impact of maternal obesity in the absence of a high fat diet on equine endometrium and preimplantation embryos. Embryos were collected from normal and obese mares at 8 and 16 d and a uterine biopsy at 16 d (0 d = ovulation)...
May 7, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741247/prenatal-and-preimplantation-diagnosis-of-hemoglobinopathies
#17
REVIEW
C Vrettou, G Kakourou, T Mamas, J Traeger-Synodinos
The hemoglobinopathies, as a group, are one of the most common serious monogenic diseases in the world. An accepted and widely adopted approach to reduce the number of new cases involves carrier-screening programs, with the option of prenatal diagnosis (PND) or preimplantation diagnosis (preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic disease, PGT-M) for carrier couples. The aim of PND is to provide an accurate result as early in pregnancy as possible, which necessitates prior identification of the parental disease-causing mutations, as well as safe and timely biopsy of fetal material...
May 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739397/integrative-analyses-of-genes-and-microrna-expressions-in-human-trisomy-21-placentas
#18
Ji Hyae Lim, You Jung Han, Hyun Jin Kim, Moon Young Kim, So Yeon Park, Youl-Hee Cho, Hyun Mee Ryu
BACKGROUND: The most frequent chromosomal aneuploidy is trisomy 21 (T21) that is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. The imbalance of whole genome including genes and microRNAs contributes to the various phenotypes of T21. However, the integrative association between genes and microRNAs in the T21 placenta has yet to be determined. METHODS: We analyzed the expressions of genes and microRNAs in the whole genomes of chorionic villi cells from normal and T21 human fetal placentas based on our prior studies...
May 9, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739244/the-relationship-between-some-neonatal-and-maternal-factors-during-pregnancy-with-the-prevalence-of-congenital-malformations-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Salman Daliri, Hamid Safarpour, Jafar Bazyar, Kourosh Sayehmiri, Arezoo Karimi, Rahman Anvary
INTRODUCTION: Congenital malformations are one of the main causes of death and disability in children. These malformations arise during embryogenesis and fetal development during pregnancy due to exposure to some environmental factors and genetic mutations. Given the high prevalence of congenital malformations in Iran, the current study was conducted to investigate the relationship between some neonatal and maternal factors during pregnancy with the prevalence of congenital malformations in Iran...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735482/cd71-erythroid-suppressor-cells-promote-fetomaternal-tolerance-through-arginase-2-and-pdl-1
#20
Cole Delyea, Najmeh Bozorgmehr, Petya Koleva, Garett Dunsmore, Shima Shahbaz, Vivian Huang, Shokrollah Elahi
Survival of the allogeneic pregnancy depends on the maintenance of immune tolerance to paternal alloantigens at the fetomaternal interface. Multiple localized mechanisms contribute to the fetal evasion from the mother's immune rejection as the fetus is exposed to a wide range of stimulatory substances such as maternal alloantigens, microbes and amniotic fluids. In this article, we demonstrate that CD71+ erythroid cells are expanded at the fetomaternal interface and in the periphery during pregnancy in both humans and mice...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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