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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330080/transgenic-rice-plants-expressing-synthetic-cry2ax1-gene-exhibits-resistance-to-rice-leaffolder-cnaphalocrosis-medinalis
#1
R Manikandan, N Balakrishnan, D Sudhakar, V Udayasuriyan
Bacillus thuringiensis is a major source of insecticidal genes imparting insect resistance in transgenic plants. Level of expression of transgenes in transgenic plants is important to achieve desirable level of resistance against target insects. In order to achieve desirable level of expression, rice chloroplast transit peptide sequence was fused with synthetic cry2AX1 gene to target its protein in chloroplasts. Sixteen PCR positive lines of rice were generated by Agrobacterium mediated transformation using immature embryos...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329999/bilateral-cystic-coloboma-with-microphtalmos-and-eyelid-agenesis-us-and-mri-findings
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Youssef Omor, Benjamin Dhaene, Veronique Toppet, Marie Cassart, Patrice Jissendi-Tchofo
INTRODUCTION: The combination of bilateral microphthalmos, cystic coloboma and eyelid agenesis is rare. The definite diagnosis of this malformation is established by fundoscopic examination and confirmed by imaging modalities such as ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This disorder may be associated with specific chromosomal abnormalities. CASE REPORT: A 1-week-old male newborn was referred for bilateral eyelid agenesis. He was born at term by caesarean for foetal distress, after an uneventful gestation...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329979/imaging-of-neck-masses-in-the-neonate
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Amina Ben Salem, Abir Khalfalli, Saida Jerbi, Wissem Harzallah, Fatma-Zohra Chioukh, Chiraz Hafsa, Ines Mezhoud
INTRODUCTION: Neck masses occurring in the neonatal period and early infancy consist of vascular tumors, vascular malformations, benign and malignant soft tissue tumors and other developmental lesions. Although some lesions can be diagnosed on clinical grounds, others can only be diagnosed by imaging. Beyond diagnosis, imaging plays a significant role in evaluating the location and extent of a lesion for possible intervention. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clinical series descriptive study with a retrospective examination of neonates with masses of the neck...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329702/protecting-the-newborn-and-young-infant-from-infectious-diseases-lessons-from-immune-ontogeny
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REVIEW
Tobias R Kollmann, Beate Kampmann, Sarkis K Mazmanian, Arnaud Marchant, Ofer Levy
Infections in the first year of life are common and often severe. The newborn host demonstrates both quantitative and qualitative differences to the adult in nearly all aspects of immunity, which at least partially explain the increased susceptibility to infection. Here we discuss how differences in susceptibility to infection result not out of a state of immaturity, but rather reflect adaptation to the particular demands placed on the immune system in early life. We review the mechanisms underlying host defense in the very young, and discuss how specific developmental demands increase the risk of particular infectious diseases...
March 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329577/two-cases-of-halo-scalp-ring
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Thaer Hasan Douri
Halo scalp ring (HSR) is a rare form of non-scarring annular alopecia that is attributed to caput succedaneum. It arises perinatally because of prolonged pressure on the scalp by the cervix during or before the delivery. We report two new cases of halo scalp ring in full term pregnancy - newborns.
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329444/acute-toxicity-of-ternary-cd-cu-ni-and-cd-ni-zn-mixtures-to-daphnia-magna-dominant-metal-pairs-change-along-a-concentration-gradient
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Elizabeth M Traudt, James F Ranville, Joseph Snyder Meyer
Multiple metals are usually present in surface waters, sometimes leading to toxicity that currently is difficult to predict due to potentially non-additive mixture toxicity. Previous toxicity tests with Daphnia magna exposed to binary mixtures of Ni combined with Cd, Cu, or Zn demonstrated that Ni and Zn strongly protect against Cd toxicity but Cu-Ni toxicity is more-than-additive and Ni-Zn toxicity is slightly less-than-additive. To consider multiple metal-metal interactions, we exposed D. magna neonates to Cd, Cu, Ni, or Zn alone and in ternary Cd-Cu-Ni and Cd-Ni-Zn combinations in standard 48-h lethality tests...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329433/understanding-maternal-postpartum-needs-a-descriptive-survey-of-current-maternal-health-services
#7
Mona Ma Almalik
OBJECTIVE: To assess mothers' learning needs and concerns after giving birth and to examine whether these needs were met at 6-8 weeks postpartum. BACKGROUND: Women experience many physiologic and psychological changes during postpartum period which is considered a vital transitional time. Exploring and meeting women's needs help woman to pass this period with little complications and enhance health care provider's ability to provide appropriate care following childbirth...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329427/what-drives-perceived-work-intensity-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-empirical-evidence-from-a-longitudinal-study
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Sandra Sülz, Kristina Langhammer, Michael Becker-Peth, Bernhard Roth
AIM: To investigate the drivers of perceived work intensity among neonatal intensive care unit nurses. BACKGROUND: The consequences of high work intensity have been studied extensively, yet setting-specific drivers have received less attention. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal and monocentric study design. METHODS: The study combined data from standardized diary surveys and passive observations of study nurses. Data were collected over a period of six months in 2015...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329375/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-right-atrial-isomerism-after-common-atrioventricular-valve-plasty%C3%A2
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Kenta Imai, Masaya Murata, Yujiro Ide, Mikio Sugano, Hiroki Ito, Kazuyoshi Kanno, Motonori Ishido, Ryohei Fukuba, Kisaburo Sakamoto
OBJECTIVES: To review long-term outcomes of patients with right atrial (RA) isomerism who underwent common atrioventricular valve (CAVV) plasty. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 59 patients with RA isomerism operated on between January 2004 and April 2016. We divided patients into those with CAVV plasty (CAVV plasty (+), 29 patients) and without CAVV plasty (CAVV plasty (-), 30), and we compared the outcome between the groups. We further divided patients into those with CAVV plasty before bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) operation (group before BCPS, 13 patients) or CAVV plasty with or after BCPS (group with or after BCPS, 16), and we compared the outcome between these groups...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329335/pertussis-antibody-transfer-to-preterm-neonates-after-second-versus-third-trimester-maternal-immunization
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Christiane S Eberhardt, Geraldine Blanchard-Rohner, Barbara Lemaître, Christophe Combescure, Véronique Othenin-Girard, Antonina Chilin, Jean Petre, Begoña Martinez de Tejada, Claire-Anne Siegrist
Preterm infants are most vulnerable to pertussis. Whether they might benefit from maternal immunization is unknown. Extending our previous results in term neonates, this observational study demonstrates that second- rather than third-trimester maternal vaccination results in higher birth anti-pertussis toxin titers in preterm neonates.
March 14, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329313/single-coronary-artery-and-neonatal-arterial-switch-operation-early-and-long-term-outcomes%C3%A2
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Sébastien Gerelli, Margaux Pontailler, Bruno Rochas, Emanuela Angeli, Mathieu Van Steenberghe, Damien Bonnet, Pascal Vouhé, Olivier Raisky
OBJECTIVES: The presence of single coronary artery (CA) in the arterial switch operation (ASO) for neonatal treatment with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) has been reported to be an independent risk factor for early death after surgical repair and late reintervention. The study objective was to evaluate the mortality and the CA stenosis risk at early and long term in neonatal ASO for TGA and single CA. METHODS: Between January 1987 and January 2010, 979 neonates underwent an ASO, of which 73 had a single CA (7...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329187/bumped-kinase-inhibitors-for-therapy-of-cryptosporidiosis
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Matthew A Hulverson, Sumiti Vinayak, Ryan Choi, Deborah A Schaefer, Alejandro Castellanos-Gonzalez, Rama S R Vidadala, Carrie F Brooks, Gillian T Herbert, Dana P Betzer, Grant R Whitman, Hayley N Sparks, Samuel L M Arnold, Kasey L Rivas, Lynn K Barrett, A Clinton White, Maly Dustin J, Michael W Riggs, Boris Striepen, Wesley C Van Voorhis, Kayode K Ojo
Bumped kinase inhibitors (BKIs) of Cryptosporidium parvum calcium-dependent protein kinase 1 (CpCDPK1) are leading candidates for treatment of cryptosporidiosis diarrhea. Potential cardiotoxicity related to anti-human ether-à-go-go potassium channel (hERG) activity of the first generation anti-Cryptosporidium BKIs triggered further testing for efficacy. A luminescence assay adapted for high-throughput screening was used to measure inhibitory activities of BKIs on in vitro C. parvum. Furthermore, neonatal and interferon-γ knockout mouse models of C...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329111/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-novel-surgical-strategy-for-small-volume-centres-%C3%A2
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Margaux Pontailler, Régis Gaudin, Marien Lenoir, Ayman Haydar, Diala Kraiche, Damien Bonnet, Pascal Vouhé, Olivier Raisky
OBJECTIVES: We describe in a prospective study, a novel surgical technique for the management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome inspired by the hybrid Norwood approach. METHODS: This new neonatal palliation comprises replacement of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and aortic arch plasty with a pulmonary homograft associated with the banding of both pulmonary arteries and atrial septectomy, under cardiopulmonary bypass without aortic clamping and cardioplegia...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329059/anticoagulation-for-pregnant-women-with-mechanical-heart-valves-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rohan D'Souza, Jackie Ostro, Prakesh S Shah, Candice K Silversides, Ann Malinowski, Kellie E Murphy, Mathew Sermer, Nadine Shehata
Aims: To review maternal and foetal outcomes in women with mechanical heart valves (MHVs) treated with vitamin-K antagonists (VKAs), first-trimester heparin followed by VKAs (sequential treatment), low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and unfractionated heparin (UFH) during pregnancy, in order to inform practice. Methods and results: Medline, Embase and Central were searched from inception until February 2016. Two reviewers independently screened 1786 titles, reviewed 110 full-texts and extracted data and assessed risk-of-bias from 46 articles...
March 9, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328940/the-effects-of-cash-transfers-and-vouchers-on-the-use-and-quality-of-maternity-care-services-a-systematic-review
#15
Benjamin M Hunter, Sean Harrison, Anayda Portela, Debra Bick
BACKGROUND: Cash transfers and vouchers are forms of 'demand-side financing' that have been widely used to promote maternal and newborn health in low- and middle-income countries during the last 15 years. METHODS: This systematic review consolidates evidence from seven published systematic reviews on the effects of different types of cash transfers and vouchers on the use and quality of maternity care services, and updates the systematic searches to June 2015 using the Joanna Briggs Institute approach for systematic reviewing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328804/liver-function-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficient-individuals-at-37-to-40-years-of-age
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Behrouz Mostafavi, Sandra Diaz, Hanan A Tanash, Eeva Piitulainen
Severe alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency (PiZZ) is a risk factor for liver disease, but the prevalence of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer in PiZZ adults is unknown. The risk of liver disease in adults with moderate AAT deficiency (PiSZ) is also unknown. A cohort of 127 PiZZ, 2 PiZnull, 54 PiSZ, and 1 PiSnull individuals were identified by the Swedish national neonatal AAT screening program between 1972 and 1974, when all 200,000 newborn infants in Sweden were screened for AAT deficiency. The cohort has been followed up since birth...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328614/a-newborn-with-familial-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-complicated-with-transfusion-associated-graft-versus-host-disease
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Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Samuel C C Chiang, Ekrem Unal
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is characterized by activation of cytotoxic T and natural killer (NK) cells, and macrophages related to a spectrum of hyperinflammatory disorders. The clinical findings mainly include high fever, cytopenia, splenomegaly, phagocytosis, and proliferation of histiocytes in lymphoreticular tissue. To the best of our knowledge, transfusion-associated graft versus host disease (TA-GVHD) in a 13-day old male newborn with HLH is being reported first time in the literature. The aim of this report was to emphasize the importance of blood products irradiation in the prevention of the development of graft versus host disease especially among high-risk subjects such as newborns with HLH...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328531/provider-variability-in-the-initial-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Luke Cielonko, Tyler Hamby, John S Dallas, Luke Hamilton, Don P Wilson
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis and expeditious treatment of newborns with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is necessary to avoid mental retardation. METHODS: A survey of 44 practitioners in the southern US was conducted to better understand common practices regarding neonatal CH and the findings were compared with current guidelines in the US and Europe. RESULTS: Responses indicated some consensus that 10-15 μg of thyroid hormone/kg/day was the appropriate dosage...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328298/the-synthetic-progestin-gestodene-affects-functional-biomarkers-in-neonatal-rat-osteoblasts-through-an-estrogen-receptor-related-mechanism-of-action
#19
Juana Enríquez, Gustavo García, Bertha Herrero, Fernando Larrea
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies have shown that gestodene (GDN), a potent third-generation synthetic progestin, affects bone resorption. However, its mode of action in bone cells is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to establish whether GDN affects bone directly or through its bioconversion to other metabolites with different biological activities. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the effects of GDN and its A-ring reduced metabolites on proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of calvarial osteoblasts isolated from neonatal rat and their capacity to displace [(3)H]-E2 at ER binding sites...
March 22, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328243/factors-associated-with-bleeding-and-thrombosis-in-children-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo
#20
Heidi J Dalton, Ron Reeder, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Richard Holubkov, Robert A Berg, Athena Zuppa, Frank W Moler, Thomas Shanley, Murray M Pollack, Christopher Newth, John Berger, David Wessel, Joseph Carcillo, Michael Bell, Sabrina Heidemann, Kathleen L Meert, Richard Harrison, Allan Doctor, Robert F Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Tammara Jenkins, Carol Nicholson
RATIONALE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is employed for respiratory and cardiac failure in children but is complicated by bleeding and thrombosis. OBJECTIVES: (1) Measure the incidence of bleeding (blood loss requiring transfusion or intracranial hemorrhage) and thrombosis during ECMO support; (2) identify factors associated with these complications; and (3) determine the impact of these complications on patient outcome. METHODS: Prospective, observational cohort study in pediatric, cardiac, and neonatal intensive care units in eight hospitals from December 2012 to September 2014...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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