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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099750/intrapartum-fetal-head-circumference-and-estimated-fetal-weight-as-predictors-of-operative-delivery
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Noha H Rabei, Amr M El-Helaly, Amr H Farag, Ahmed K El-Naggar, Mohamed K Etman, Moataz M El-Moteily
OBJECTIVE: To assess intrapartum sonographic measurements of fetal head circumference (HC) and estimated fetal weight (EFW) to predict operative delivery. METHODS: In a prospective study, 200 spontaneously parturient primiparous women aged 20-30 years were enrolled at a teaching hospital in Cairo, Egypt, between October 2, 2015, and January 28, 2016. HC and EFW were measured by transabdominal ultrasonography. After delivery, the association between type of delivery and ultrasonography findings was assessed...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077838/low-grade-metabolically-induced-inflammation-mediators-interleukin-6-adiponectin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-serum-levels-in-obese-pregnant-patients-in-the-perinatal-period
#2
Malgorzata Zembala-Szczerba, Andrzej Jaworowski, Hubert Huras, Dorota Babczyk, Robert Jach
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major clinical problem. The number of obese pregnant women is rising rapidly. The consequences of obesity are significant and affect every aspect of perinatal care for both the mother and the developing fetus. Adipose tissue may be responsible for chronic subclinical inflammation in obesity, being a source of inflammatory mediators. The study was designed to evaluate the analysis of the serum concentration of inflammatory mediators, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and adiponectin, in obese pregnant women at full-term pregnancies...
January 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072479/reference-values-for-sonographically-estimated-fetal-weight-in-twin-gestations-stratified-by-chorionicity-a-single-center-study
#3
Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Sarah Crimmins, Stephen A Contag
OBJECTIVES: To determine reference values for sonography-based estimated fetal weight (EFW) in twin gestations in one single tertiary medical center in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal analysis of EFW evaluations of fetuses of twin gestations between November 2006 and June 2016. Fetuses with major congenital anomalies or chromosomal abnormalities were excluded. Estimated fetal weight was calculated using the Hadlock 1985 formula. Linear mixed models were used to allow for multiple but inconsistent observations among individuals, and to account for intertwin differences as well as for gender...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068596/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-low-dose-aspirin-and-omega-3-in-treatment-of-asymmetrically-intrauterine-growth-restriction-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohammed K Ali, Maggy E Amin, Ahmed F Amin, Diaa Eldeen M Abd El Aal
OBJECTIVE: To test the effect of aspirin and omega 3 on fetal weight as well as feto-maternal blood flow in asymmetrical intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). STUDY DESIGN: This study is a clinically registered (NCT02696577), open, parallel, randomized controlled trial, conducted at Assiut Woman's Health Hospital, Egypt including 80 pregnant women (28-30 weeks) with IUGR. They were randomized either to group I: aspirin or group II: aspirin plus omega 3. The primary outcome was the fetal weight after 6 weeks of treatment...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052317/prenatal-prediction-of-significant-intertwin-birth-weight-discordance-using-standard-second-and-third-trimester-sonographic-parameters
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Mark P Hehir, Fionnuala M Breathnach, Jennifer L Hogan, Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Michael P Geary, Sean Daly, John Higgins, Alyson Hunter, John J Morrison, Gerard Burke, Rhona Mahony, Patrick Dicker, Elizabeth Tully, Fergal D Malone
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate standard ultrasound-derived fetal biometric parameters in the prediction of clinically significant intertwin birthweight discordance defined as ≥18%. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of 1,028 unselected twin pairs recruited over a two year period. Dichorionic twins underwent two-weekly ultrasonographic surveillance from 24 weeks' gestation, with surveillance of monochorionic twins two-weekly from 16 weeks...
January 4, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046168/essential-and-nonessential-amino-acid-compositions-of-the-total-litter-and-individual-fetal-pig-content-and-accretion-rates-during-fetal-development
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G M Hill, D C Mahan
The AA requirements of reproducing females are likely influenced by genetics, number of embryos and fetuses, and their nutritional needs during development. Hence, it is important to determine the change in AA concentration during development. Fetuses from a total of 26 second-parity sows were used to determine their AA composition at various stages of pregnancy. Yorkshire × Landrace sows were bred to Duroc boars and killed at 45, 62, 80, and 100 d of gestation, and fetal weights were determined. The pigs from 6 litters were killed prior to nursing the sow...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046002/competition-for-materno-fetal-resource-partitioning-in-a-rabbit-model-of-undernourished-pregnancy
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Jorge Lopez-Tello, Maria Arias-Alvarez, Maria Angeles Jimenez-Martinez, Rosa Maria Garcia-Garcia, Maria Rodriguez, Pedro Luis Lorenzo Gonzalez, Ruben Bermejo-Poza, Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes, Pilar Garcia Rebollar
The major goal of animal production is to obtain abundant and healthy meat for consumers. Maternal food restriction (MFR) is often applied in farms to reduce production costs. However, the suitability of MFR in livestock animals is questionable, as this management may compromise maternal fitness due to a severe negative energetic balance and can induce Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) and prenatal programming in the offspring. Here, we sought to determine, using pregnant rabbits, the consequences of MFR on maternal endocrine and metabolic status and conceptus development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043866/investigation-into-the-effect-of-microsampling-on-mouse-fetuses-and-pregnant-mice-in-the-embryofetal-development-study-design
#8
Terri Mitchard, Sarah Kirk, Claire Grant, Jane Stewart
The effects on fetal weights and maternal health of taking 32μL blood microsamples at the end of organogenesis in a mouse embryofetal development (EFD) study design was investigated with the aim of reducing satellite animal usage. The effects of warming, handling and sampling either 3 or 6 times on gestation day 16 was evaluated. Maternal body weight gain was transiently reduced when animals underwent warming and handling with or without microsampling. Fetal weights on gestation day 18 were reduced after 6 occasion warming and handling alone or taking samples, but not when sampling was limited to 3 timepoints...
December 30, 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040130/correlation-of-kisspeptin-10-level-and-fetal-well-being-in-preeclamptic-patients
#9
Maysoun A Ziyaraa, Farqad B Hamdan, Liqaa R Mousa
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the role of kisspeptin-10 in preeclampsia and check for possible relationship between its severity and fetal growth well-being. Kisspeptin-10 may participate in implantation of the embryo, placenta formation, and maintenance of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred women who completed 20 weeks of gestation with singleton pregnancies were divided into 60 peeclamptic and 40 normotensive control women. Kisspeptin-10 level estimation, and ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound studies for umbilical artery were performed during their second and third trimesters of pregnancy...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004439/prediction-of-fetal-growth-restriction-using-estimated-fetal-weight-versus-a-combined-screening-model-at-32-36-weeks-of-gestation
#10
Jezid Miranda, Merida Rodriguez-Lopez, Stefania Triunfo, Mikko Sairanen, Heikki Kouru, Miguel Parra-Saavedra, Francesca Crovetto, Francesc Figueras, Fatima Crispi, Eduard Gratacos
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of a third trimester screening based on estimated fetal weight (EFW) versus a combined model composed by maternal baseline characteristics, mean arterial pressure (MAP), ultrasound and biochemical markers for the prediction of smallness for gestational age (SGA) and late-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS: Nested case-control study within a prospective cohort of 1,590 singleton gestations referred for third-trimester evaluation (32-36 weeks of gestation)...
December 22, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996960/recombinant-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-121-injection-for-the-prevention-of-fetal-growth-restriction-in-a-preeclampsia-mouse-model
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Sri Sulistyowati, Muhammad Adrianes Bachnas, Nuri Dyah Anggraini, Eric Edwin Yuliantara, Wisnu Prabowo, Nutria Widya Purna Anggraini, Mochammad Besari Adi Pramono, Adityawarman, Erry Gumilar Dachlan, Wiku Andonotopo
AIM: To discover the potential role of recombinant VEGF121 (rVEGF121) injection for the prevention of fetal growth restriction in a preeclampsia (PE) mouse model (Mus musculus). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This is an experimental study of 30 pregnant mice that were randomly divided into three groups: normal, PE, and PE with rVEGF121 injection. The PE mouse model was created by injecting anti Qa-2 10 ng iv, which is deleterious to Qa-2 expression (homologous to HLA-G), from the first to the fourth day of gestation...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987345/retrospective-study-of-tadalafil-for-fetal-growth-restriction-impact-on-maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Michiko Kubo, Takashi Umekawa, Yuka Maekawa, Hiroaki Tanaka, Masafumi Nii, Nao Murabayashi, Kazuhiro Osato, Yuki Kamimoto, Tomoaki Ikeda
AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to assess tadalafil treatment in pregnant women with fetal growth restriction (FGR) in terms of maternal and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 11 Japanese singleton pregnant women with FGR who received tadalafil along with conventional management for FGR at Mie University Hospital from July 2015 to February 2016 (tadalafil group). These women were matched for maternal age, parity, gestational age, and estimated fetal weight at enrollment with 14 singleton pregnant women who received only the conventional management for FGR in 2014 (conventional management group)...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956250/maternal-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-exposure-during-pregnancy-causes-fetal-growth-restriction-in-a-stage-specific-but-gender-independent-manner
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Ru Shen, Ling-Li Zhao, Zhen Yu, Cheng Zhang, Yuan-Hua Chen, Hua Wang, Zhi-Hui Zhang, De-Xiang Xu
Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is male developmental toxicant that impairs testis development with reduced anogenital distance. The present study aimed to investigate whether maternal DEHP exposure during pregnancy causes intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in a gender-specific manner and to identify the critical window of DEHP-induced fetal IUGR. Pregnant mice were administered with DEHP (0, 50 or 200mg/kg) by gavage. Fetal IUGR was observed not only in males but also in females when litters were exposed to DEHP on gestational day (GD)0-GD17...
December 9, 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943372/imperfect-practice-makes-perfect-error-management-training-improves-transfer-of-learning
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Liv Dyre, Ann Tabor, Charlotte Ringsted, Martin G Tolsgaard
CONTEXT: Traditionally, trainees are instructed to practise with as few errors as possible during simulation-based training. However, transfer of learning may improve if trainees are encouraged to commit errors. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of error management instructions compared with error avoidance instructions during simulation-based ultrasound training. METHODS: Medical students (n = 60) with no prior ultrasound experience were randomised to error management training (EMT) (n = 32) or error avoidance training (EAT) (n = 28)...
February 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940123/an-integrated-approach-to-fetal-growth-restriction
#15
REVIEW
Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacos
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is among the most common complications of pregnancy. FGR is associated with placental insufficiency and poor perinatal outcomes. Clinical management is challenging because of variability in clinical presentation. Fetal smallness (estimated fetal weight <10th centile for gestational age) remains the best clinical surrogate for FGR. However, it is commonly accepted that not all forms of fetal smallness represent true FGR. In a significant subset of small fetuses, there is no evidence of placental involvement, perinatal outcomes are nearly normal, and they are clinically referred to as "only" small for gestational age (SGA)...
January 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936018/stillbirths-at-term-case-control-study-of-risk-factors-growth-status-and-placental-histology
#16
Federico Mecacci, Caterina Serena, Laura Avagliano, Mauro Cozzolino, Eleonora Baroni, Marianna Pina Rambaldi, Serena Simeone, Francesca Castiglione, Gian Luigi Taddei, Gaetano Bulfamante
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the proportion of stillbirths at term associated with abnormal growth using customized birth weight percentiles and to compare histological placental findings both in underweight stillborn fetuses and in live births. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of 150 singleton term stillbirths. The livebirth control groups included 586 cases of low-risk pregnancies and 153 late fetal growth restriction fetuses. Stillbirths and livebirths from low-risk pregnancies were classified using customized standards for fetal weight at birth, as adequate for gestational age (AGA; 10-90th percentile), small (SGA; <10th percentile) or large for gestational age (LGA; >90th percentile)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935855/estimation-of-fetal-weight-by-ultrasonography-after-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-comparison-of-different-formulas
#17
Sertac Esin, Mutlu Hayran, Yusuf Aytac Tohma, Mahmut Guden, Ismail Alay, Deniz Esinler, Serdar Yalvac, Omer Kandemir
OBJECTIVE: To compare different ultrasonographic fetal weight estimation formulas in predicting the fetal birth weight of preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) fetuses. METHODS: Based on the ultrasonographic measurements, the estimated fetal weight (EFW) was calculated according to the published formulas. The comparisons used estimated birth weight (EBW) and observed birth weight (OBW) to calculate the mean absolute percentage error [(EBW-OBW)/OBW×100], mean percentage error [(EBW-OBW)/OBW×100)] and their 95% confidence intervals...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928847/zinc-protection-in-fetal-rats-for-maternal-mercury-exposure-induced-growth-retardation-is-probably-associated-with-s100b-expression
#18
Zhanping Weng, Zonghua Liu, Shuping Zhang, Hong Tao, Xianghong Ji
AIM: The study was conducted to investigate the effects of maternal mercury exposure on fetal rat development and zinc protection in mercury-exposed rats. METHODS: Pregnant rats were subjected to zinc sulfate pre-feeding, mercury exposure and zinc sulfate co-feeding. The control rats were administered distilled water. On day 19, the placental weight, overall weight, size and tail length of fetal rats, mercury content and S100B level in the placenta were determined using Western blot analysis...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914178/longitudinal-assessment-of-examiner-experience-and-the-accuracy-of-sonographic-fetal-weight-estimation-at-term
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Florian Faschingbauer, Jutta Heimrich, Eva Raabe, Sven Kehl, Michael Schneider, Matthias Schmid, Matthias W Beckmann, Tobias Hepp, Anika Lübke, Andreas Mayr, Ralf L Schild
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of examiner experience on the accuracy of sonographic weight estimation and to further analyze examiners' individual learning curves. METHODS: In this multicenter study, 4613 sonographic weight estimations performed by 18 examiners at the beginning of their ultrasound training were included. To assess the effect of experience on the accuracy of weight estimation, a multivariable mixed regression model analysis was performed, with percentage error and absolute percentage error as outcome variables and the examiner, the examiner's experience (number of examinations), birth weight, gestational age, scan-to-delivery interval, and maternal body mass index as fixed effects and the perinatal center as random intercepts...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902772/relation-between-birth-weight-and-intraoperative-hemorrhage-during-cesarean-section-in-pregnancy-with-placenta-previa
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Hiroaki Soyama, Morikazu Miyamoto, Hiroki Ishibashi, Masashi Takano, Hidenori Sasa, Kenichi Furuya
BACKGROUND: Placenta previa, one of the most severe obstetric complications, carries an increased risk of intraoperative massive hemorrhage. Several risk factors for intraoperative hemorrhage have been identified to date. However, the correlation between birth weight and intraoperative hemorrhage has not been investigated. Here we estimate the correlation between birth weight and the occurrence of intraoperative massive hemorrhage in placenta previa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included all 256 singleton pregnancies delivered via cesarean section at our hospital because of placenta previa between 2003 and 2015...
2016: PloS One
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