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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387144/antenatal-dexamethasone-before-asphyxia-promotes-cystic-neural-injury-in-preterm-fetal-sheep-by-inducing-hyperglycemia
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Christopher A Lear, Joanne O Davidson, Georgia R Mackay, Paul P Drury, Robert Galinsky, Josine S Quaedackers, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Antenatal glucocorticoid therapy significantly improves the short-term systemic outcomes of prematurely born infants, but there is limited information available on their impact on neurodevelopmental outcomes in at-risk preterm babies exposed to perinatal asphyxia. Preterm fetal sheep (0.7 of gestation) were exposed to a maternal injection of 12 mg dexamethasone or saline followed 4 h later by asphyxia induced by 25 min of complete umbilical cord occlusion. In a subsequent study, fetuses received titrated glucose infusions followed 4 h later by asphyxia to examine the hypothesis that hyperglycemia mediated the effects of dexamethasone...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343228/focal-brain-injury-associated-with-a-model-of-severe-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-in-nonhuman-primates
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Ryan M McAdams, Ronald J McPherson, Raj P Kapur, Sandra E Juul
Worldwide, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. To better understand the mechanisms contributing to brain injury and improve outcomes in neonates with HIE, better preclinical animal models that mimic the clinical situation following birth asphyxia in term newborns are needed. In an effort to achieve this goal, we modified our nonhuman primate model of HIE induced by in utero umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) to include postnatal hypoxic episodes, in order to simulate apneic events in human neonates with HIE...
March 25, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243167/effect-of-single-and-double-administration-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-following-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Hyung Woo Park, Yona Kim, Jong Wook Chang, Yoon Sun Yang, Wonil Oh, Jae Min Lee, Hye Ran Park, Dong Gyu Kim, Sun Ha Paek
Stem cell therapies are administered during the acute phase of stroke to preserve the penumbral tissues from ischemic injury. However, the effect of repeated cell therapy during the acute phase remains unclear. In this study, we investigated and compared the functional outcome of single (two days post-injury) and repeated (two and nine days post-injury) treatment with human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). The rotarod and limb placement tests were utilized to investigate functional outcomes, while infarct volume and tissue damage were measured by immunofluorescent staining for neovascularization, neurogenesis, apoptosis, and inflammation in the penumbral zones...
February 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214793/evaluation-of-timing-and-route-of-epinephrine-in-a-neonatal-model-of-asphyxial-arrest
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Payam Vali, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Munmun Rawat, Sylvia Gugino, Carmon Koenigsknecht, Justin Helman, William J Jusko, Bobby Mathew, Sara Berkelhamer, Jayasree Nair, Myra H Wyckoff, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine administered by low umbilical venous catheter (UVC) or endotracheal tube (ETT) is indicated in neonates who fail to respond to positive pressure ventilation and chest compressions at birth. Pharmacokinetics of ETT epinephrine via fluid-filled lungs or UVC epinephrine in the presence of fetal shunts is unknown. We hypothesized that epinephrine administered by ETT or low UVC results in plasma epinephrine concentrations and rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) similar to right atrial (RA) epinephrine...
February 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157836/continuous-capnography-monitoring-during-resuscitation-in-a-transitional-large-mammalian-model-of-asphyxial-cardiac-arrest
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Praveen Chandrasekharan, Payam Vali, Munmun Rawat, Bobby Mathew, Sylvia F Gugino, Carmon Koenigschnekt, Justin Helman, Jayasree Nair, Sara Berkelhamer, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
BACKGROUND: In neonates requiring chest compression (CC) during resuscitation, neonatal resuscitation program (NRP) recommends against relying on a single feedback device such as end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) or SpO2 to determine return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) until more evidence becomes available. METHODS: We evaluated the role of monitoring ETCO2 during resuscitation in a lamb model of cardiac arrest induced by umbilical cord occlusion (n=21). Lambs were resuscitated as per NRP guidelines...
February 3, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114867/cecal-infarction-in-neonatal-calves
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John M Adaska, Robert B Moeller, Patricia C Blanchard, Sharif S Aly
Cecal infarction is an uncommon lesion in calves that results in localized peritonitis and, on occasion, perforation with secondary diffuse peritonitis and death. This lesion in calves has not been described previously. We reviewed the postmortem cases of cecal infarction in dairy calves ≤30 d of age that had been submitted over the course of 5 y to the Tulare branch of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System. The area of cecal infarction and the associated lesion margins were examined histologically...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103599/evaluations-of-intravenous-administration-of-cd34-human-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Makiko Ohshima, Akihiko Taguchi, Yoshiaki Sato, Yuko Ogawa, Satoshi Saito, Kenichi Yamahara, Masafumi Ihara, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Tomoaki Ikeda, Tomohiro Matsuyama, Masahiro Tsuji
Several cell therapies have been explored as novel therapeutic strategies for neonatal encephalopathy because the benefits of current treatments are limited. We previously reported that intravenous administration of human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) CD34+ cells (hematopoietic stem cells/endothelial progenitor cells) at 48 h after insult exerts therapeutic effects in neonatal mice with stroke, i.e., permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion. Although neonatal stroke and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) are grouped under the term "neonatal encephalopathy," their pathogenesis differs...
2016: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755130/twin-pregnancy-complicated-by-selective-growth-restriction
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Rosemary Townsend, Asma Khalil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) in twin pregnancies presents a complex management problem for the fetal medicine specialist. This review summarizes what is currently known about sIUGR pathophysiology, particularly in monochorionic pregnancies and looks at the results of early trials of fetal intervention in high-risk sIUGR pregnancies. RECENT FINDINGS: sIUGR in monochorionic pregnancies is due to unequal placental sharing, but the clinical outcome is determined by the characteristics of the placental vascular anastomoses...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751414/effect-of-umbilical-cord-blood-stem-cells-transplantation-on-bladder-dysfunction-induced-by-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Ching-Chung Liang, Tsong-Hai Lee, Shuenn-Dhy Chang
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of human umbilical cord blood-derived CD34(+) cells on bladder dysfunction induced by cerebral ischemia in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female rats were subjected to either 60 minute middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) or a sham operation. Rats were divided into four groups: sham operation, MCAO without treatment, infusion with 1×10(6) CD34(+) cells 30 minutes before MCAO, and infusion with 1×10(6) CD34(+) cells 3 hours after MCAO...
October 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646121/ep21-09-ultrasound-guided-bipolar-umbilical-cord-occlusion-in-monochorionic-pregnancies-learning-curve
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K V Schou, L N Jensen, C Jørgensen, K Søgaard, A Tabor, K Sundberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597770/ketamine-modulates-fetal-hemodynamic-and-endocrine-responses-to-umbilical-cord-occlusion
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Miguel A Zarate, Eileen I Chang, Andrew Antolic, Charles E Wood
Umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) is a hypoxic insult that has been used to model birth asphyxia and umbilical cord compression in utero. UCO triggers vigorous neural and endocrine responses that include increased plasma ACTH and cortisol concentrations, increased blood pressure (BP), and decreased heart rate (HR). We have previously reported that ketamine, a noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, can modify the fetal hemodynamic and ACTH responses to ventilatory hypoxia and cerebral ischemia-reperfusion...
September 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577884/umbilical-cord-occlusion-via-laser-coagulation-in-monochorionic-multifetal-gestations-before-and-after-20-weeks-of-gestation
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Jennifer R King, Charlotte L Conturie, Joseph G Ouzounian, Lisa M Korst, Arlyn Llanes, Ramen H Chmait
INTRODUCTION: Umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) utilizing laser photocoagulation is often not considered an option for selective termination after 20 weeks of gestation due to reported limitations of the procedure because of umbilical cord size. We compared outcomes after laser umbilical cord occlusion (L-UCO) before and after 20 weeks of gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined all patients with monochorionic- diamniotic twins and higher-order multiples (monoamniotic excluded) that underwent L-UCO at our facility between 2006 and 2014...
August 31, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27328517/acardiac-twin-pregnancy-successful-intrauterine-ablative-treatment-with-alcohol-at-14-weeks-of-gestation
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M A Guven, O Koc, H Bodur, S Erkanli, T Bagis, D Usal
Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence is a serious condition of monochorionic twin pregnancy, occurring in approximately one in 35,000 cases. First trimester treatment of TRAP sequence is controversial with higher incidence of procedure related complications. Present case demonstrates a TRAP sequence that was managed by intrauterine treatment with one-ml 100% pure alcohol injection into the abdominal part of the umbilical artery and obliteration of the acardiac twin at 14 weeks of gestation. Antenatal follow-up was uneventful and elective cesarean section was performed at 39 weeks' gestation...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27317990/preterm-white-matter-brain-injury-is-prevented-by-early-administration-of-umbilical-cord-blood-cells
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Jingang Li, Tamara Yawno, Amy Sutherland, Jan Loose, Ilias Nitsos, Robert Bischof, Margie Castillo-Melendez, Courtney A McDonald, Flora Y Wong, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
Infants born very preterm are at high risk for neurological deficits including cerebral palsy. In this study we assessed the neuroprotective effects of umbilical cord blood cells (UCBCs) and optimal administration timing in a fetal sheep model of preterm brain injury. 50 million allogeneic UCBCs were intravenously administered to fetal sheep (0.7 gestation) at 12h or 5d after acute hypoxia-ischemia (HI) induced by umbilical cord occlusion. The fetal brains were collected at 10d after HI. HI (n=7) was associated with reduced number of oligodendrocytes (Olig2+) and myelin density (CNPase+), and increased density of activated microglia (Iba-1+) in cerebral white matter compared to control fetuses (P<0...
September 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27257938/global-hypoxia-ischemia-induced-inflammation-and-structural-changes-in-the-preterm-ovine-gut-which-were-not-ameliorated-by-mesenchymal-stem-cell-treatment
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Maria Nikiforou, Carolin Willburger, Anja E de Jong, Nico Kloosterboer, Reint K Jellema, Daan R M G Ophelders, Harry W M Steinbusch, Boris W Kramer, Tim G A M Wolfs
Perinatal asphyxia, a condition of impaired gas exchange during birth, leads to fetal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) and is associated with postnatal adverse outcomes including intestinal dysmotility and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Evidence from adult animal models of transient, locally-induced intestinal HI has shown that inflammation is essential in HI-induced injury of the gut. Importantly, mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatment prevented this HI-induced intestinal damage. We therefore assessed whether fetal global HI induced inflammation, injury and developmental changes in the gut and whether intravenous MSC administration ameliorated these HI-induced adverse intestinal effects...
April 14, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207167/partial-white-and-grey-matter-protection-with-prolonged-infusion-of-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-after-asphyxia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Guido Wassink, Joanne O Davidson, Simerdeep K Dhillon, Mhoyra Fraser, Robert Galinsky, Laura Bennet, Alistair J Gunn
Perinatal asphyxia in preterm infants remains a significant contributor to abnormal long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. Recombinant human erythropoietin has potent non-haematopoietic neuroprotective properties, but there is limited evidence for protection in the preterm brain. Preterm (0.7 gestation) fetal sheep received sham asphyxia (sham occlusion) or asphyxia induced by umbilical cord occlusion for 25 min, followed by an intravenous infusion of vehicle (occlusion-vehicle) or recombinant human erythropoietin (occlusion-Epo, 5000 international units by slow push, then 832...
March 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27165310/decreased-neuroinflammation-correlates-to-higher-vagus-nerve-activity-fluctuations-in-near-term-ovine-fetuses-a-case-for-the-afferent-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway
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M G Frasch, M Szynkaruk, A P Prout, K Nygard, M Cao, R Veldhuizen, R Hammond, B S Richardson
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation in utero may contribute to brain injury resulting in life-long neurological disabilities. The pivotal role of the efferent cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) in controlling inflammation, e.g., by inhibiting the HMGB1 release, via the macrophages' α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) has been described in adults, but its importance in the fetus is unknown. Moreover, it is unknown whether CAP may also exert anti-inflammatory effects on the brain via the anatomically predominant afferent component of the vagus nerve...
May 10, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27160705/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-protect-the-fetal-brain-after-hypoxia-ischemia
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Daan R M G Ophelders, Tim G A M Wolfs, Reint K Jellema, Alex Zwanenburg, Peter Andriessen, Tammo Delhaas, Anna-Kristin Ludwig, Stefan Radtke, Vera Peters, Leon Janssen, Bernd Giebel, Boris W Kramer
UNLABELLED: Preterm neonates are susceptible to perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, for which no treatment is available. In a preclinical animal model of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in ovine fetuses, we have demonstrated the neuroprotective potential of systemically administered mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). The mechanism of MSC treatment is unclear but suggested to be paracrine, through secretion of extracellular vesicles (EVs). Therefore, we investigated in this study the protective effects of mesenchymal stromal cell-derived extracellular vesicles (MSC-EVs) in a preclinical model of preterm hypoxic-ischemic brain injury...
June 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27008429/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-transplantation-and-quercetin-treatment-in-a-rat-model-of-experimental-cerebral-ischemia
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Lan-Lan Zhang, Hong-Tian Zhang, Ying-Qian Cai, Yan-Jiang Han, Fang Yao, Zhao-Hu Yuan, Bing-Yi Wu
Here, we have investigated the synergistic effect of quercetin administration and transplantation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells (HUMSCs) following middle cerebral artery occlusion in rat. Combining quercetin treatment with delayed transplantation of HUMSCs after local cerebral ischemia significantly (i) improved neurological functional recovery; (ii) reduced proinflammatory cytokines (interleukin(IL)-1β and IL-6), increased anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-4, IL-10, and transforming growth factor-β1), and reduced ED-1 positive areas; (iii) inhibited cell apoptosis (caspase-3 expression); and (iv) improved the survival rate of HUMSCs in the injury site...
October 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26999376/unrelated-donor-stem-cell-transplantation-for-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia
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Shalini Shenoy, Alexis A Thompson
Thalassemia major is characterized by severe anemia dependent on red cell transfusions from infancy. Conservative management requires a safe source of compatible blood throughout life, strategies to combat iron overload, monitoring and treatment of transfusion-related complications, and management of cardiac and/or hepatic dysfunction from iron accumulation. Complications can result in premature morbidity and mortality. Stem cell transplantation is curative, but outcomes depend on the availability of a histocompatible donor, recipient age, and disease-related complications...
March 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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