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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165148/a-correlative-study-of-the-allantois-in-pig-and-rabbit-highlighting-the-diversity-of-extraembryonic-tissues-in-four-mammalian-species-including-mouse-and-man
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Waad Hassan, Christoph Viebahn
Despite its conserved role in placenta and umbilical cord formation, the mammalian allantois shows remarkable diversity in size and form as well as in the timing of its appearance and attachment to the chorion. In the mouse, the common allantoic diverticulum is lacking; instead, the allantoic core domain is defined as a progenitor center for allantoic development. In this study, the allantoises of the pig and the rabbit as two nonrodent mammals of increasing significance in biomedical research are compared (1) morphologically using high resolution light and electron microscopy and (2) molecularly using brachyury mRNA expression as a mesodermal marker...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161057/extracellular-matrix-proteins-in-healthy-and-retained-placentas-comparing-hemochorial-and-synepitheliochorial-placentas
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M Franczyk, M Lopucki, N Stachowicz, D Morawska, M Kankofer
The placenta expresses structural and biologically active proteins. Their synthesis is mainly regulated by genomic or nongenomic signals and modulated by hormones. These protein profiles are altered during different stages of pregnancy. The biological properties of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins were defined and described in a number of tissues including placenta. These properties enable them to be the main players in the processes of attachment or invasion into the endometrium during initial placenta formation and its timely separation after delivery and detachment...
February 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157488/placental-stem-villus-arterial-remodeling-associated-with-reduced-hydrogen-sulfide-synthesis-contributes-to-human-fetal-growth-restriction
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Liangjian Lu, John Kingdom, Graham J Burton, Tereza Cindrova-Davies
Intrauterine fetal growth restriction (IUGR) is often associated with compromised umbilical arterial flow, indicating increased placental vascular resistance. Oxidative stress is causatively implicated. Hydrogen sulfide maintains differentiated smooth muscle in vascular beds, and its synthetic enzyme cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) is down-regulated in growth-restricted placentas. We hypothesized that remodeling of resistance arteries in stem villi contributes to IUGR by compromising umbilical blood flow via oxidative stress, reducing hydrogen sulfide signaling...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115056/the-clinical-outcome-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancies-implanted-on-the-scar-versus-in-the-niche
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Andrea Kaelin Agten, Giuseppe Cali, Ana Monteagudo, Johana Oviedo, Joanne Ramos, Ilan Timor-Tritsch
BACKGROUND: The term "cesarean scar pregnancy" (CSP) refers to placental implantation within the scar of a prior cesarean delivery. The rising numbers of cesarean deliveries in the last decades have lead to an increased incidence of CSP. Complications of CSP include: morbidly adherent placenta, uterine rupture, severe hemorrhage, and preterm labor. It is suspected that CSPs implanted within a dehiscent scar ("niche") behave differently compared to those implanted on top of a well healed scar...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109119/serotonin-transporter-protects-the-placental-cells-against-apoptosis-in-caspase-3-independent-pathway
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Coedy Hadden, Tariq Fahmi, Anthonya Cooper, Alena V Savenka, Vladimir V Lupashin, Drucilla J Roberts, Luc Maroteaux, Sylvie Hauguel-de Mouzon, Fusun Kilic
Serotonin (5-HT) and its specific transporter, SERT play important roles in pregnancy. Using placentas dissected from 18d gestational SERT-knock out (KO), peripheral 5-HT (TPH1)-KO and wild-type (WT) mice, we explored the role of 5-HT and SERT in placental functions in detail. An abnormal thick band of fibrosis and necrosis under the giant cell layer in SERT-KO placentas appeared only moderately in TPH1-KO and minimally present in WT placentas. The majority of the changes were located at the junctional zone of the placentas in SERT...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095377/associations-of-maternal-leptin-with-neonatal-adiposity-differ-according-to-pregravid-weight
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Julie Patenaude, Guillaume Lacerte, Marilyn Lacroix, Laetitia Guillemette, Catherine Allard, Myriam Doyon, Marie-Claude Battista, Julie Moreau, Julie Ménard, Jean-Luc Ardilouze, Patrice Perron, Marie-France Hivert
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, maternal circulating leptin is released by maternal adipose tissue and the placenta, and may have a role in fetal development. OBJECTIVES: We investigated maternal leptinemia and glycemia associations with neonatal adiposity, taking into account pregravid weight status. METHODS: We included 235 pregnant women from the Genetics of Glucose Regulation in Gestation and Growth prospective cohort with data: blood samples collected during the 2nd trimester, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and the measured leptin and glucose levels...
January 18, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012458/impact-of-early-and-late-onset-preeclampsia-on-features-of-placental-and-newborn-vascular-health
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Emilie M Herzog, Alex J Eggink, Anniek Reijnierse, Martina A M Kerkhof, Ronald R de Krijger, Anton J M Roks, Irwin K M Reiss, Alex L Nigg, Paul H C Eilers, Eric A P Steegers, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen
INTRODUCTION: Offspring exposed to preeclampsia (PE) show an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. We hypothesize that this is mediated by a disturbed vascular development of the placenta, umbilical cord and fetus. Therefore, we investigated associations between early-onset PE (EOPE), late-onset PE (LOPE) and features of placental and newborn vascular health. METHODS: We performed a nested case-control study in The Rotterdam Periconceptional Cohort, including 30 PE pregnancies (15 EOPE, 15 LOPE) and 218 control pregnancies (164 uncomplicated controls, 54 complicated controls including 28 fetal growth restriction, 26 preterm birth) and assessed macroscopic and histomorphometric outcomes of the placenta and umbilical cord...
January 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002269/efficacy-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-in-macular-telangiectasia-type-1-is-linked-to-the-ocular-angiogenic-profile
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Laura Kowalczuk, Alexandre Matet, Ali Dirani, Alejandra Daruich, Aude Ambresin, Irmela Mantel, Richard F Spaide, Natacha Turck, Francine Behar-Cohen
PURPOSE: To evaluate intravitreal aflibercept in macular telangiectasia Type 1 (MacTel 1) patients and measure their ocular angiogenic profile. METHODS: Eight subjects with MacTel 1 refractory to bevacizumab, ranibizumab, or laser therapy and switched to aflibercept were included. Best-corrected visual acuity, central macular thickness, and cystic areas quantified on optical coherence tomography B-scans were assessed during 12 months. Perifoveal capillary densities were measured on optical coherence tomography angiography...
December 20, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988927/cardiac-remodelling-in-a-baboon-model-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-mimics-accelerated-ageing
#9
Anderson H Kuo, Cun Li, Jinqi Li, Hillary F Huber, Peter W Nathanielsz, Geoffrey D Clarke
KEY POINTS: Rodent models of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) successfully identify mechanisms that can lead to short-term and long-term detrimental cardiomyopathies but differences between rodent and human cardiac physiology and placental-fetal development indicate a need for models in precocial species for translation to human development. We developed a baboon model for IUGR studies using a moderate 30% global calorie restriction of pregnant mothers and used cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate offspring heart function in early adulthood...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922068/changes-in-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-after-multiple-injections-of-novel-vegf-decoy-receptor-conbercept-for-various-retinal-diseases
#10
Zhihua Zhang, Xiaolu Yang, Huiyi Jin, Yuan Qu, Yuan Zhang, Kun Liu, Xun Xu
Conbercept is a recombinant fusion protein with high affinity for all vascular endothelial growth factor isoforms and placental growth factor. The repeated intravitreal injection of conbercept may cause intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuations and long-term suppression of neurotrophic cytokines, which could lead to retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) damage. This retrospective fellow-eye controlled study included 98 eyes of 49 patients. The changes in IOP and RNFL thickness as well as the correlation between RNFL changes and associated factors were evaluated...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863915/prenatal-ultrasound-monitoring-of-homozygous-%C3%AE-0-thalassemia-induced-fetal-anemia
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REVIEW
Helena H L Lee, Annisa S L Mak, C F Poon, K Y Leung
A noninvasive approach by serial ultrasound examination at 12-15, 18, and 30 weeks of gestation can be used to exclude homozygous α(0)-thalassemia-induced fetal anemia. At 12-15 weeks of gestation, the predictive values for the fetal cardio-thoracic ratio were better than that for the placental thickness. At 16-20 weeks of gestation, measuring middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity is associated with a low false-positive rate. However, the false-positive rate of this noninvasive approach can be about 3%, requiring an invasive test to confirm the diagnosis...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859887/preclinical-atherosclerosis-at-the-time-of-pre-eclamptic-pregnancy-and-up-to-10-years-postpartum-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
N M Milic, J Milin-Lazovic, T L Weissgerber, G Trajkovic, W M White, V D Garovic
OBJECTIVES: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific hypertensive disorder that has been associated with cardiovascular risk factors and vascular changes, such as acute atherosis in placental blood vessels, similar to early-stage atherosclerosis. The objective of this study was to determine whether women with PE have increased atherosclerotic burden, as determined by the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), compared with women without PE. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that reported CIMT, a non-invasive, ultrasound-based measure of subclinical atherosclerosis, in women who did vs those who did not have PE...
January 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693011/the-nitric-oxide-serum-level-and-combined-utero-placental-thickness-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-affected-by-pregnancy-pathology
#13
Hany Zaher, Ayman Abdel-Aziz Swelum, Abdel-Salam Eidaroos, Faten Labib
The present study aimed mainly to study the level of nitric oxide (NO) and combined thickness of the uterus and placenta (CTUP) in buffaloes affected by pregnancy pathology. Females (n = 104) were classified into three main groups: nonpregnant (n = 10), healthy pregnant (n = 54), and pathologically pregnant (n = 40). The healthy pregnant animals were subgrouped according to the stage of pregnancy to early stage (n = 15), mid stage (n = 15), late stage (n = 19), and full term (n = 5). The animals in which pregnancy was associated with placental pathology were subgrouped to uterine torsion (n = 27), hydroallantois (n = 5), and abortion (n = 8)...
January 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690695/placental-leptin-mrna-expression-and-serum-leptin-levels-in-pre-eclampsia-associated-with-hiv-infection
#14
Firoza Haffejee, Thajasvarie Naicker, Moganavelli Singh, Ayesha B M Kharsany, Miriam Adhikari, Ravesh Singh, Niren Maharaj, Jagidesa Moodley
Leptin, primarily produced by adipocytes, is implicated in the development of pre-eclampsia. This study examines placental leptin production and serum leptin levels in HIV infected and uninfected normotensive and pre-eclamptic pregnancies. Placental leptin production was analysed by RT-PCR and serum leptin levels by ELISA in normotensive (n = 90) and pre-eclamptic (n = 90) pregnancies which were further stratified by HIV status. Placental leptin production was higher in pre-eclampsia compared to normotensive pregnancies irrespective of HIV status (p = ...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685997/a-lipidomic-analysis-of-placenta-in-preeclampsia-evidence-for-lipid-storage
#15
Simon H J Brown, Samuel R Eather, Dilys J Freeman, Barbara J Meyer, Todd W Mitchell
In preeclampsia, maternal insulin resistance leads to defective expansion of adipocytes, enhanced adipocyte lipolysis, up-regulation of very low density lipoprotein synthesis, maternal hypertriglyceridaemia and the potential for ectopic fat storage. Our aim was to quantitate and compare the total amount and type of lipid in placenta from pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia and healthy pregnancies. Quantitative lipid analysis of lipid extracts from full thickness placental biopsies was carried out by shotgun lipidomics...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661402/placental-implantation-abnormalities-a-modern-approach
#16
Sevan A Vahanian, Anthony M Vintzileos
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Placental implantation abnormalities (PIAs) comprise a large group of disorders associated with significant maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity. RECENT FINDINGS: Risk factors include prior uterine surgery/myometrial scarring and the presence of placenta previa with or without prior cesarean delivery. Newly identified risk factors include previous prelabor cesarean delivery and previous postpartum hemorrhage. PIAs contribute substantially to preterm birth with prematurity rates ranging from 38 to 82%...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630383/the-relationship-between-malaria-parasitemia-malaria-preventive-measures-and-average-birth-weight-of-babies-in-a-tertiary-facility-in-owerri-nigeria
#17
E E Idih, B U Ezem, E A Nzeribe, A O Onyegbule, B C Duru, C C Amajoyi
BACKGROUND: Despite the global efforts made to eradicate malaria, it continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in both neonates and the parturients. This study was done to determine the relationship between placental parasitemia, average neonatal birth weight and the relationship between the use of malaria preventive measures and the occurrence of placental parasitemia with the aim to improving maternal and neonatal outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done at the labor ward unit of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, from December 2013 to May 2014...
July 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582582/the-role-of-adenomyosis-in-the-pathogenesis-of-preeclampsia
#18
P S Hasdemir, M Farasat, C Aydin, B C Ozyurt, T Guvenal, G Pekindil
INTRODUCTION: Adenomyosis can cause defective deep placentation. Preeclampsia is known to be associated with abnormal placentation. The aim of this study was to compare the presence of adenomyosis on magnetic resonance imaging in patients with and without history of preeclampsia in order to investigate the possible role of adenomyosis in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, randomized study consisted of patients with (n = 35) and without (n = 34) history of preeclampsia...
August 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566849/transrectal-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-combined-utero-placental-thickness-during-the-last-half-of-pregnancy-in-martina-franca-donkeys
#19
A Carluccio, F Noto, S Parrillo, A Contri, I De Amicis, A Gloria, D Robbe, M C Veronesi
In the recent years, the donkey population decreased dramatically so that many breeds are presently considered as endangered. In comparison to the horse, the donkey placenta still remains not completely studied. In the horse, one of the diagnostic tools useful to identify pregnant mares at risk of abortion or premature delivery, include the transrectal ultrasound examination of the uterus and its contents; and especially of the combined thickness of the uterus and of the placenta (CUPT). Since the CUPT was never investigated in donkeys, the present study was aimed to define the transrectal CUPT values during the last half of pregnancy in 20 Martina Franca jennies...
December 2016: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566274/prevalence-of-malaria-in-pregnancy-in-southern-laos-a-cross-sectional-survey
#20
Valérie Briand, Jean-Yves Le Hesran, Mayfong Mayxay, Paul N Newton, Gwladys Bertin, Sandrine Houzé, Sommay Keomany, Yom Inthavong, Nanthasane Vannavong, Keobouphaphone Chindavongsa, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Nadine Fievet
BACKGROUND: There are no data on the burden of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) in Laos, where malaria still remains prevalent in the south. METHODS: Two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in 2014 to assess the prevalence of MiP in Vapi District, Salavan Province, southern Laos: the first consisted of screening 204 pregnant women during pregnancies [mean (95 % CI) gestational age: 23 (22-25) weeks] living in 30 randomly selected villages in Vapi District; the second was conducted among 331 pregnant women, who delivered during the study period in Vapi and Toumlane District Hospitals and in Salavan Provincial Hospital...
2016: Malaria Journal
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