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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145418/testosterone-is-protective-against-impaired-glucose-metabolism-in-male-intrauterine-growth-restricted-offspring
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Suttira Intapad, John Henry Dasinger, Joel M Fahling, Miles A Backstrom, Barbara T Alexander
Placental insufficiency alters the intrauterine environment leading to increased risk for chronic disease including impaired glucose metabolism in low birth weight infants. Using a rat model of low birth weight, we previously reported that placental insufficiency induces a significant increase in circulating testosterone in male intrauterine growth-restricted offspring (mIUGR) in early adulthood that is lost by 12 months of age. Numerous studies indicate testosterone has a positive effect on glucose metabolism in men...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142763/array-characterization-of-prenatally-diagnosed-15q26-microdeletion-and-2q37-1-duplication-report-of-a-new-case-with-multicystic-kidneys-and-review-of-the-literature
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Molka Kammoun, Wafa Slimani, Hanene Hannachi, Mohamed Bibi, Ali Saad, Soumaya Mougou-Zerelli
We report on a molecular cytogenetic characterization of 15q26 deletion and 2q37.1 duplication in a fetus presenting with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), diaphragmatic hernia, multicystic kidneys, left kidney pyelectasis, and clubfeet. A terminal 15q26 deletion and a terminal 2q duplication of at least 10 and 9 Mb, respectively, derived from a maternal translocation, were found. The 15q26 deletion represents a contiguous gene deletion syndrome mainly characterized by IUGR, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and less frequently kidney defects...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138679/modulatory-mechanism-of-polyphenols-and-nrf2-signaling-pathway-in-lps-challenged-pregnancy-disorders
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REVIEW
Tarique Hussain, Bie Tan, Gang Liu, Ghulam Murtaza, Najma Rahu, Muhammad Saleem, Yulong Yin
Early embryonic loss and adverse birth outcomes are the major reproductive disorders that affect both human and animals. The LPS induces inflammation by interacting with robust cellular mechanism which was considered as a plethora of numerous reproductive disorders such as fetal resorption, preterm birth, teratogenicity, intrauterine growth restriction, abortion, neural tube defects, fetal demise, and skeletal development retardation. LPS-triggered overproduction of free radicals leads to oxidative stress which mediates inflammation via stimulation of NF-κB and PPARγ transcription factors...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130966/itraq-based-proteomic-analysis-of-neonatal-kidney-from-offspring-of-protein-restricted-rats-reveals-abnormalities-in-intraflagellar-transport-proteins
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Xiaomei Liu, Jun Wang, Linlin Gao, Hao Liu, Caixia Liu
BACKGROUND: It is well recognized that adverse events in utero can impair fetal development and lead to the development of kidney injury and hypertension in adulthood. We previously reported a lower kidney index, glomeruli number, and decreased glomerular filtration rate in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) offspring induced by maternal protein malnutrition. To explore the molecular mechanisms linking impaired fetal growth to renal diseases, we investigated differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) in the IUGR neonatal kidneys by isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) analysis...
November 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130759/preeclampsia-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-sle-nephritis-prophylactic-treatment-with-multidisciplinary-approach-are-important-keys-to-prevent-adverse-obstetrics-outcomes
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Federico Mecacci, Serena Simeone, Calogero Lino Cirami, Mauro Cozzolino, Caterina Serena, Marianna Pina Rambaldi, Pamela Gallo, Lorenzo Emmi, Daniele Cammelli, Giorgio Mello, Marco Matucci Cerinic
INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) commonly affects women of childbearing age. Hypertension, antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus nephritis are risk factors for adverse maternal/fetal outcome. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to compare pregnancy outcomes in patients with and without SLE nephritis, using a multidisciplinary approach and a broad prophylaxis protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 86 pregnancies complicated by SLE...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122542/twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-what-we-have-learned-from-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Fatiha Djaafri, Julien Stirnemann, Imen Mediouni, Claire Colmant, Yves Ville
Monochorionic twin pregnancies are at increased risk for adverse outcome compared to dichorionic twin pregnancies and singletons. Monochorionic-specific complications include twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), twin anemia-polycythemia sequence, single intrauterine fetal demise and its consequences on the co-twin, and selective intrauterine growth restriction. Whereas the natural history of monochorionic-specific complications carries a high risk of fetal death or severe neurologic disability, a framework now exists, based on well-designed clinical trials, for optimal treatment of these entities...
November 6, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121495/energy-expenditure-growth-and-nutritional-therapy-in-appropriate-and-small-for-gestational-age-preterm-infants
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Andrea Dunshee de Abranches, Fernanda Valente Mendes Soares, Letícia Duarte Villela, Maria Dalva Barbosa Barker Méio, Olivia Araújo Zin, Saint-Clair Gomes Junior, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the resting energy expenditure, growth, and quantity of energy and macronutrients intake in a group of preterm newborns. METHODS: The cohort study was performed with appropriate and small for gestational age preterm infants (birth weight lower than 1500g or gestational age<32 weeks). Resting energy expenditure was measured using indirect calorimetry on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th days of life, and at discharge. Length, head circumference and body weight were assessed weekly...
November 6, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117563/outcomes-of-congenital-zika-disease-depend-on-timing-of-infection-and-maternal-fetal-interferon-action
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Jinling Chen, Yuejin Liang, Panpan Yi, Lanman Xu, Hal K Hawkins, Shannan L Rossi, Lynn Soong, Jiyang Cai, Ramkumar Menon, Jiaren Sun
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy in humans results in intrauterine growth restriction, spontaneous abortion, and microcephaly. Here, we found that fetus-derived type I interferon (IFN-I) signaling can enhance anti-ZIKV responses and provide clinical benefits to the fetus. Because IFN-λ shares signaling cascades and antiviral functions with IFN-I, we investigated the in vivo effects of IFN-λ in ZIKV-infected pregnant mice. IFN-λ administration during mid-pregnancy reduced ZIKV burden in maternal and fetal organs and alleviated placental injuries and fetal demise...
November 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117333/oleic-acid-stimulation-of-motility-of-human-extravillous-trophoblast-cells-is-mediated-by-stearoyl-coa-desaturase-1-activity
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Changwon Yang, Whasun Lim, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
STUDY QUESTION: Do fatty acids regulate development and motility of human extravillous trophoblast cells (EVTs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oleic acid is a promising lipid molecule that has beneficial effects on motility and development of human EVTs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fatty acid uptake into trophoblast cells is important for maintaining cellular events during pregnancy, but the molecular mechanisms of action of various fatty acids, including trans fatty acids, saturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids, in EVT cell lines are not clear...
November 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115294/placental-growth-factor-and-pre-eclampsia
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REVIEW
K Chau, A Hennessy, A Makris
Placental growth factor (PlGF) is an increasingly important molecule in the prediction, diagnosis and treatment of pre-eclampsia. It has pro-angiogenic effects on the feto-placental circulation and supports trophoblast growth. Mechanisms by which PlGF expression is regulated continue to be investigated. Low circulating PlGF precedes the manifestation of clinical disease in pre-eclamptic pregnancies and intrauterine growth restriction. This suggests that low PlGF is a marker of abnormal placentation, but it remains uncertain whether this is a cause or consequence...
December 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113299/microrna-210-suppresses-glucocorticoid-receptor-expression-in-response-to-hypoxia-in-fetal-rat-cardiomyocytes
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Shannalee R Martinez, Qingyi Ma, Chiranjib Dasgupta, Xianmei Meng, Lubo Zhang
Hypoxia is a common intrauterine stressor, often resulting in intrauterine growth restriction and increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. The aim of this work was to test the hypothesis that microRNA-210 (miR-210) mediates the detrimental suppression of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in response to hypoxia in fetal rat cardiomyocytes. Cardiomyocytes isolated from gestational day 21 Sprague Dawley fetal rats showed increased miR-210 levels and reduced GR abundance after exposure to ex vivo hypoxia (1% O2)...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105215/re-outcome-of-monochorionic-twin-pregnancy-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-according-to-umbilical-artery-doppler-flow-pattern-of-smaller-twin-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-d-buca-g-pagani-g-rizzo-a-familiari-m-e-flacco-l-manzoli-m-liberati
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COMMENT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104345/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-refeeding-syndrome-like-hypophosphatemia-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Aiko Igarashi, Takashi Okuno, Genrei Ohta, Shuko Tokuriki, Yusei Ohshima
Background: Refeeding syndrome is characterized by metabolic disturbance including hypophosphatemia and hypokalemia upon reinstitution of nutrition in severely malnourished patients. Objective: The present study sought to identify the risk factors for the development of refeeding syndrome-like metabolic disturbance in very low birth weight infants. Methods: The correlations of severe hypophosphatemia with the serum levels of potassium and ionized calcium, daily calorie and phosphate intake, and umbilical cord blood flow on ultrasonography were analyzed in 49 very low birth weight infants...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103236/new-israeli-sonographic-estimated-fetal-weight-growth-curves-as-compared-to-current-birth-weight-growth-curves-on-what-should-diagnosis-of-intrauterine-growth-disorders-be-based
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Alon Z Sapir, Izzat Khayyat, Ron Rabinowitz, Arnon Samueloff, Lior Drukker, Hen Y Sela
BACKGROUND: Two types of growth curves are commonly used to diagnose fetal growth disorders: neonatal birth weight (BW) and sonographic estimated fetal weight (EFW). The debate as to which growth curve to use is universal. OBJECTIVES: To establish sonographic EFW growth curves for the Israeli population and to assess whether the use of the BW growth curves currently adapted in Israel leads to under-diagnosis of intrauterine growth disorders. METHODS: Biometric data collected during a 6 year period was analyzed to establish sonographic EFW growth curves between 15-42 weeks of gestation for the Israeli population...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101986/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-multiple-gestations
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Phyllis Glanc, David A Nyberg, Nadia J Khati, Sandeep Prakash Deshmukh, Kika M Dudiak, Tara Lynn Henrichsen, Liina Poder, Thomas D Shipp, Lynn Simpson, Therese M Weber, Carolyn M Zelop
Women with twin or higher-order pregnancies will typically have more ultrasound examinations than women with a singleton pregnancy. Most women will have at minimum a first trimester scan, a nuchal translucency evaluation scan, fetal anatomy scan at 18 to 22 weeks, and one or more scans in the third trimester to evaluate growth. Multiple gestations are at higher risk for preterm delivery, congenital anomalies, fetal growth restriction, placenta previa, vasa previa, and velamentous cord insertion. Chorionicity and amnionicity should be determined as early as possible when a twin pregnancy is identified to permit triage of the monochorionic group into a closer surveillance model...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098705/intrauterine-growth-restriction-results-in-persistent-vascular-mismatch-in-adulthood
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Anderson H Kuo, Cun Li, Hillary F Huber, Geoffrey D Clarke, Peter W Nathanielsz
Maternal nutrient reduction induces intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), increasing risks of chronic diseases later in life, including cardiovascular dysfunction. Using ultrasound, we determined regional blood flow, blood vessels sizes, and distensibility in IUGR baboons (8M/8F, 8.8 years, similar to 35 human years) and controls (12M/12F, 9.5 years). The measured blood vessels were larger in size in the males compared to females before but not after normalization to body surface area. Smaller IUGR normalized blood vessel sizes were observed in the femoral and external iliac arteries but not the brachial or common carotid arteries and not correlated significantly with birth weight...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093763/maternal-eating-disorders-affect-offspring-cord-blood-dna-methylation-a-prospective-study
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Nabila Kazmi, Tom R Gaunt, Caroline Relton, Nadia Micali
Background: Eating disorders (ED) are chronic psychiatric disorders, common amongst women of reproductive age. ED in pregnancy are associated with poor nutrition and abnormal intrauterine growth. Increasing evidence also shows offspring of women with ED have adverse developmental and birth outcomes. We sought to carry out the first study investigating DNA methylation in offspring of women with ED. We compared cord blood DNA methylation in offspring of women with active ED (n = 21), past ED (n = 43) and age- and social class-matched controls (n = 126) as part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092053/mining-dna-methylation-alterations-towards-a-classification-of-placental-pathologies
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Samantha L Wilson, Katherine Leavey, Brian Cox, Wendy P Robinson
Placental health is a key component to a successful pregnancy. Placental insufficiency (PI), inadequate nutrient delivery to the fetus, is associated with preeclampsia (PE), a maternal hypertensive disorder, and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), pathologically poor fetal growth. PI is more common in early-onset PE (EOPE) than late-onset PE (LOPE). However, the relationship between these disorders remains unclear. While DNA methylation (DNAm) alterations have been identified in PE and IUGR, these entities can overlap and few studies have analyzed them separately...
October 30, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083138/an-early-customized-low-glycaemic-index-diet-prevents-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-overweight-obese-women
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Elisabetta Petrella, Valeria Tamborrino, Lidia DI Cerbo, Isabella Neri, Fabio Facchinetti
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the prescription and follow-up of a behavioral program (customized nutritional advices and a constant physical activity) influences the occurrence of unfavorable maternal/neonatal outcomes among overweight/obese women. METHODS: A case-control study (1:3) included single pregnant women with BMI≥25, enrolled at 1st trimester. Cases (95) were prescribed (by both the dietitian and gynecologist) a low-glycemic index diet with an average intake of 1700/1800 Kcal/day plus 30 minutes walking at least 3 times/week (with four follow-up visits until delivery)...
October 27, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082792/evaluation-of-late-adolescent-pregnancies-is-late-adolescence-a-risk-factor-for-preterm-labor
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Sunullah Soysal, Abdullah Sarioz, Gokce Anik Ilhan, Ali Kocagoz, Aylin Dizi, Ilhan Gursoy, Ipek Celik, Damla Ozmen
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We evaluated effect of late adolescence during pregnancy and its confounding factors on neonatal and maternal results. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of late adolescence on maternal, perinatal outcomes and preterm labor. METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out on 172 late adolescents and 160 adult women who delivered in a tertiary center. The demographic features, obstetrical and neonatal properties of the patients were analyzed...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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