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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635180/renal-vascularization-indexes-and-fetal-hemodynamics-in-fetuses-with-growth-restriction
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Giovana Farina Doro, Janaína Campos Senra, Agatha Sacramento Rodrigues, Seizo Miyadahira, Renata Lopes Ribeiro, Rossana Pulcinelli Vieira, Lisandra Stein Bernardes
OBJECTIVE: To identify the correlation between the renal vascularization index (VI), the flow index (FI) and the vascularization and flow index (VFI) and placental and fetal hemodynamics in fetuses with growth restriction. METHOD: Bidimensional ultrasound and three-dimensional power Doppler with the VOCAL technique were used to determine the renal vascular indexes and fetal and placental hemodynamics in fetuses below the 10(th) percentile for fetal weight. Partial correlation analysis (controlled for renal depth and gestational age) was performed...
June 20, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629568/repeatability-of-estimated-fetal-weight-comparison-between-mr-imaging-versus-2d-ultrasound-in-at-and-near-term-patients
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Caroline Kadji, Margaux F Camus, Elisa Bevilacqua, Mieke M Cannie, Teresa Cos Sanchez, Jacques C Jani
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to evaluate the intra- and inter-observer variability and the impact of operator experience on the estimation of fetal weight (EFW) as measured by 2-dimensional ultrasound (2D-US) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We estimated fetal weight in 46 singleton pregnancies at 35.6-41.4 weeks gestation using 2D-US according to the Hadlock formula and using MR imaging according to the equation developed by Baker. Each examination was performed twice, once by an inexperienced operator and once by an experienced operator...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623971/remodelling-of-the-bovine-placenta-comprehensive-morphological-and-histomorphological-characterization-at-the-late-embryonic-and-early-accelerated-fetal-growth-stages
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Consuelo Amor S Estrella, Karen L Kind, Anna Derks, Ruidong Xiang, Nicole Faulkner, Melina Mohrdick, Carolyn Fitzsimmons, Zbigniew Kruk, Frank Grutzner, Claire T Roberts, Stefan Hiendleder
INTRODUCTION: Placental function impacts growth and development with lifelong consequences for performance and health. We provide novel insights into placental development in bovine, an important agricultural species and biomedical model. METHODS: Concepti with defined genetics and sex were recovered from nulliparous dams managed under standardized conditions to study placental gross morphological and histomorphological parameters at the late embryo (Day48) and early accelerated fetal growth (Day153) stages...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617200/exposure-to-pfoa-and-pfos-and-fetal-growth-a-critical-merging-of-toxicological-and-epidemiological-data
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Eva Negri, Francesca Metruccio, Valentina Guercio, Luca Tosti, Emilio Benfenati, Rossella Bonzi, Carlo La Vecchia, Angelo Moretto
Toxicological and epidemiological evidence on the association between perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and birth/fetal weight was assessed. An extensive search for toxicological information in rats and mice, and a systematic search for epidemiological evidence were conducted. The linear regression coefficient (LRC) of birth weight (BrthW) on PFOA/PFOS was considered, and separate random effects meta-analyses for untransformed (i.e. not mathematically transformed) and log-transformed values were performed...
July 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609144/therapeutic-benefit-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-pregnant-rats-with-angiotensin-receptor-agonistic-autoantibody-induced-hypertension-implications-for-immunomodulation-and-cytoprotection
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Dan Zhang, Lihua Fu, Leilei Wang, Lin Lin, Lihong Yu, Lijun Zhang, Tao Shang
Immunomodulation by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is potentially important for maintaining peripheral tolerance. Preeclampsia may be due to maternal immune rejection of the genetically foreign fetus. This study aimed to investigate the biological function of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HU-MSCs) for the treatment of angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibody (AT1-AA)-induced hypertension during pregnancy. HU-MSCs were isolated, cultured, and labeled in vitro. AT1-AA and HU-MSCs were administered to pregnant rats...
June 13, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606063/on-predicting-time-to-completion-for-the-first-stage-of-spontaneous-labor-at-term-in-multiparous-women
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Björn Gunnarsson, Eirik Skogvoll, Ingibjörg Hanna Jónsdóttir, Jo Røislien, Alexander Kr Smárason
BACKGROUND: Labor that progresses faster than anticipated may lead to unplanned out-of-hospital births. With the aim to improve planning of transportation to birthing institutions, this study investigated predictors of time to completion for the first stage of labor conditional on cervical opening (conditional time) in multiparous women at term. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of partograms for women in Robson's group 3 who delivered at one hospital from 2003 to 2013...
June 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603938/should-we-implement-universal-screening-with-late-pregnancy-ultrasound-to-prevent-stillbirth
#8
Gordon C S Smith
The first description of ultrasound to estimate fetal weight was published in 1975.(1) More than 40 years later, we still do not know whether universal use of this method prevents perinatal deaths. Multiple lines of evidence suggest that it should work: (i) stillbirth is strongly associated with fetal growth restriction (FGR),(2) (ii) current methods using targeted ultrasound have low detection rates for FGR,(3) (iii) there is strong evidence that induction of labour at term reduces perinatal mortality. This article is protected by copyright...
June 12, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601881/third-trimester-conditional-reference-values-for-longitudinal-fetal-growth-assessment
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Tri Rahmat Basuki, Stefania Triunfo, Javier Caradeux, Elisenda Eixarch, Stefan Hansson, Eduard Gratacos, Francesc Figueras
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to derive longitudinal reference values of fetal growth (estimated fetal weight [EFW] and abdominal circumference [AC]) during the third trimester and to develop coefficients for conditional growth assessment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted involving consecutive singleton pregnancies in a low-risk population for a routine third-trimester scan at 30+0-34+6 weeks and follow-up at 37+0-38+6 weeks for an additional ultrasound...
June 10, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601727/does-serial-3rd-trimester-ultrasound-improve-detection-of-small-for-gestational-age-babies-comparison-of-screening-policies-in-2-european-maternity-units
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Vesna Sokol Karadjole, Umber Agarwal, Edina Berberovic, Borna Poljak, Zarko Alfirevic
OBJECTIVE: Methods for the antenatal detection of small for gestational age babies (SGA) differ between countries. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of routine versus selective small for gestational age babies screening policy using data from two European Maternity Units. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study from Liverpool Women's Hospital, UK, that uses selective third trimester sonography and from the University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia, that uses routine third trimester sonography for SGA detection...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599825/left-ventricular-rotational-and-twist-mechanics-in%C3%A2-the-human-fetal-heart
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Ling Li, Mary Craft, Hao H Hsu, Ming Zhang, Berthold Klas, David A Danford, Shelby Kutty
BACKGROUND: The authors investigated left ventricular (LV) rotational indices, twist, and torsion in a large cohort of fetuses using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. METHODS: Pregnant women (N = 102) were prospectively recruited for fetal two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. Because of variable fetal position, ventricular orientation was established using the location of the liver and LV position in relation to the right ventricle...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588000/effect-of-maternal-obesity-on-fetal-growth-and-the-expression-of-placental-fatty-acid-transporters
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Kui Ye, Li Li, Dan Zhang, Yi Li, Hai Qing Wang, Han Lin Lai, Chuan Lai Hu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of maternal high-fat diet induced obesity on fetal growth and the expression of placental nutrient transporters. METHODS: Maternal obesity was established in rats by 8 weeks of pre-pregnancy high-fat (HF) diet feeding, while rats in the control group were fed with normal (CON) diet. Diet induced obesity (DIO) rats and diet induced obesity resistant (DIR) rats were selected according to body weight gain over this period. After copulation, the CON rats were divided into two groups: switched to HF diet (CON-HF group) or maintained on the CON diet (CON-CON group)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580445/association-of-maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood-leptin-concentrations-and-abnormal-color-doppler-indices-of-umbilical-artery-with-fetal-growth-restriction
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Elahe Zareaan, Mitra Heidarpour, Elham Kargarzadeh, Maryam Moshfeghi
BACKGROUND: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a condition with heterogeneous pathophysiology which characterized by fetal weight less than the tenth percentile for gestational age. Several factors have impact on maternal, placental and fetal due to growth restriction. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between levels of leptin in the cord, and serum leptin of mothers also abnormal color Doppler indices of umbilical artery with fetal growth restriction...
March 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573882/variation-in-definition-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-routine-antenatal-care-a-physician-survey-among-gynecologists-in-northwest-germany
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Sinja Alexandra Ernst, Tilman Brand, Knud Petersen, Hajo Zeeb
OBJECTIVE: To assess how intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is defined by gynecologists in routine practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We surveyed primary care gynecologists in Bremen and Lower Saxony, Northwest Germany, between January and July 2014. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data; consensus was considered as 90% agreement among the respondents. Multiple logistic regression models were performed for the associations between respondents' background characteristics and choice of the small for gestational age (SGA) cut-off values...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556937/abnormal-fetal-findings-associated-with-a-global-sphericity-index-of-the-4-chamber-view-below-the-5th-centile
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Greggory R DeVore, Gary Satou, Mark Sklansky
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the global sphericity index (GSI) of the 4-chamber view and correlate the results with abnormal ultrasound findings. METHODS: The epicardial end-diastolic basal-apical length (BAL) and transverse length (TL) of the 4-chamber view were measured to compute the GSI (BAL/TL) in 200 control fetuses between 20 and 40 weeks' gestation. Three hundred study fetuses were prospectively examined between 17 and 39 weeks' gestation...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538223/which-fetal-pelvic-variables-are-useful-for-predicting-caesarean-section-and-instrumental-assistance
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Pierre Frémondière, Lionel Thollon, Pascal Adalian, Jérôme Delotte, François Marchal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the variables useful to predict caesarean delivery and instrumental assistance, through the analysis of a large number of fetal-pelvic variables, using discriminant analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fourteen (114) pregnant women were included in this single center prospective study. For each mother-fetus pair, 43 pelvic and 18 fetal variables were measured. Partial Least Squares Discriminate Analyses were performed to identify fetal-pelvic variables that could statistically separate the three delivery modality groups: spontaneous vaginal delivery, caesarean delivery and instrument assisted delivery...
May 23, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523122/sex-differences-in-rat-placental-development-from-pre-implantation-to-late-gestation
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J I Kalisch-Smith, D G Simmons, M Pantaleon, K M Moritz
BACKGROUND: A male fetus is suggested to be more susceptible to in utero and birth complications. This may be due in part to altered morphology or function of the XY placenta. We hypothesised that sexual dimorphism begins at the blastocyst stage with sex differences in the progenitor trophectoderm (TE) and its derived trophoblast lineages, as these cells populate the majority of cell types within the placenta. We investigated sex-specific differences in cell allocation in the pre-implantation embryo and further characterised growth and gene expression of the placental compartments from the early stages of the definitive placenta through to late gestation...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514879/growth-restriction-identifying-fetuses-at-risk
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Heidi K Leftwich, Bethany Stetson, Bethany Sabol, Katherine Leung, Judith U Hibbard, Isabelle Wilkins
PURPOSE: Examine risks of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and composite perinatal outcomes with estimated fetal weights (EFW) 10-20(th)%, and compare outcomes using umbilical artery Doppler (UAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective, cohort evaluating ultrasound (US) EFW 10th-20(th)%, between 2002-2012. Cases were identified with EFW % 10-20. Controls, EFW >20(th)% were obtained for each case, matched by gestational age and US date. Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression was used for outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510096/birth-weight-and-its-relation-with-medical-nutrition-therapy-in-gestational-diabetes
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Marianne Vestgaard, Allan Stubbe Christensen, Lone Viggers, Finn Friis Lauszus
PURPOSE: The cornerstone in treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is medical nutrition therapy (MNT), but the effect on birth weight is disputed. The birth weight was evaluated with respect to length of MNT and adherence to diet. METHODS: We performed a cohort study on 436 women with GDM and 254 non-diabetic women. Women with a normal oral glucose tolerance test were included as controls as they had similar background predisposition as the women with GDM...
May 16, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509414/the-normal-fetal-pancreas
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Zvi Kivilevitch, Reuven Achiron, Sharon Perlman, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the sonographic feasibility of measuring the fetal pancreas and its normal development throughout pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional prospective study between 19 and 36 weeks' gestation. The study included singleton pregnancies with normal pregnancy follow-up. The pancreas circumference was measured. The first 90 cases were tested to assess feasibility. RESULTS: Two hundred ninety-seven fetuses of nondiabetic mothers were recruited during a 3-year period...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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