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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352707/prenatal-exposure-to-lead-in-france-cord-blood-levels-and-associated-factors-results-from-the-perinatal-component-of-the-french-longitudinal-study-since-childhood-elfe
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Abdessattar Saoudi, Clémentine Dereumeaux, Sarah Goria, Bénédicte Berat, Serge Brunel, Marie Pecheux, Perrine de Crouy-Chanel, Abdelkrim Zeghnoun, Loïc Rambaud, Vérène Wagner, Alain le Tertre, Clémence Fillol, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Laurence Guldner
BACKGROUND: As a result of the ban on lead in gasoline on 2nd January 2000, the French population's exposure to lead has decreased in recent years. However, because of the acknowledged harmful cognitive effects of lead even at low levels, lead exposure remains a major public health issue. In France, few biomonitoring data are available for exposure to lead in pregnant women and newborn. The purpose of the perinatal component of the French human biomonitoring (HBM) program was to describe levels of various biomarkers of exposure to several environmental pollutants, including lead, among mother-baby pairs...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350777/the-pathology-of-lumbosacral-lipomas-macroscopic-and-microscopic-disparity-have-implications-for-embryogenesis-and-mode-of-clinical-deterioration
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Victoria Jones, Victoria Wykes, Nicki Cohen, Dominic Thompson, Thomas S Jacques
AIMS: Lumbosacral lipomas (LSL) are congenital disorders of the terminal spinal cord region that have the potential to cause significant spinal cord dysfunction in children. They are of unknown embryogenesis with variable clinical presentation and natural history. It is unclear whether the spinal cord dysfunction reflects a primary developmental dysplasia or whether it occurs secondarily to mechanical traction (spinal cord tethering) with growth. Whilst different anatomical subtypes are recognised and classified according to radiological criteria, these subtypes correlate poorly with clinical prognosis...
January 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350595/motor-network-recovery-in-patients-with-chronic-spinal-cord-compression-a-longitudinal-study-following-decompression-surgery
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Kayla Ryan, Sandy Goncalves, Robert Bartha, Neil Duggal
OBJECTIVE The authors used functional MRI to assess cortical reorganization of the motor network after chronic spinal cord compression and to characterize the plasticity that occurs following surgical intervention. METHODS A 3-T MRI scanner was used to acquire functional images of the brain in 22 patients with reversible cervical spinal cord compression and 10 control subjects. Controls performed a finger-tapping task on 3 different occasions (baseline, 6-week follow-up, and 6-month follow-up), whereas patients performed the identical task before surgery and again 6 weeks and 6 months after spinal decompression surgery...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350000/-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-and-open-vertebroplasty-for-metastatic-spinal-tumor
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Xi-Jiang Zhao, Xin-Sheng Qi, Zhi-Xiang Mao, Quan-Ming Wang, Xiang-Bin Gao, Xian-Jun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical application and therapeutic effect of percutaneous vertebroplasty(PVP) and open vertebroplasty for metastatic spinal tumor. METHODS: The clinical data of 126 patients with metastatic spinal tumor underwent surgery and obtained follow-up from January 2012 to March 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. These 126 cases were divided into two groups according to different operative methods. The metastatic tumor of 43 cases encroached vertebral canal oppressing spinal cord and nerve root, they were treated with open operation(open vertebroplasty group);and other 83 cases without obviously spinal cord or nerve root compression, or unfit for open operation, were treated with PVP (percutaneous vertebroplasty group) ...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349879/a-novel-pklr-gene-mutation-identified-using-advanced-molecular-techniques
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Yunyan He, Jianming Luo, Yonghong Lei, Siyuan Jia, Ning Liao
This study's purposes were to diagnose intractable hemolytic anemia and to provide guiding treatment for the affected family members. We performed NGS in a panel of 600 genes for blood diseases on a patient with obscure hemolytic anemia and her parents. We confirmed the diagnosis of pyruvate kinase deficiency, identified a novel homozygous mutation of the PKLR gene (NM_000298: exon 6: c.T941C: p.I314T), and ruled out other blood diseases in the Chinese family. Furthermore, amniotic fluid was taken from the mother during the second trimester, and DNA was extracted to analyze the type of PKLR gene mutation...
January 18, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348623/fetal-vitamin-d-concentration-and-growth-adiposity-and-neurodevelopment-during-infancy
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H Wang, X D Yu, L S Huang, Q Chen, F X Ouyang, X Wang, J Zhang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between cord blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration with growth, adiposity and neurodevelopment during infancy. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Serum 25(OH)D was measured in cord blood by the liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) from the Shanghai's "Allergy and Obesity Cohort study" (n = 1244). Weight, length, head circumference, and body mass index (BMI) z-scores for age were calculated based on World Health Organization Standard (at 6 months, 1 years, and 2 years)...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348025/pet-mr-imaging-of-malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-epitopes-with-a-human%C3%A2-antibody-detects-clinically%C3%A2-relevant-atherothrombosis
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Max L Senders, Xuchu Que, Young Seok Cho, Calvin Yeang, Hannah Groenen, Francois Fay, Claudia Calcagno, Anu E Meerwaldt, Simone Green, Phuong Miu, Mark E Lobatto, Thomas Reiner, Zahi A Fayad, Joseph L Witztum, Willem J M Mulder, Carlos Pérez-Medina, Sotirios Tsimikas
BACKGROUND: Oxidation-specific epitopes (OSEs) are proinflammatory, and elevated levels in plasma predict cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop novel positron emission tomography (PET) probes to noninvasively image OSE-rich lesions. METHODS: An antigen-binding fragment (Fab) antibody library was constructed from human fetal cord blood. After multiple rounds of screening against malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde (MAA) epitopes, the Fab LA25 containing minimal nontemplated insertions in the CDR3 region was identified and characterized...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345446/the-first-south-american-case-of-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-to-select-compatible-embryo-for-cord-blood-transplantation-as-treatment-for-sickle-cell-anemia
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Ciro D Martinhago, Kalina Rn Endo, Mariana A Oliveira, Alex Mm Dias, Gislaine S Pereira, Augusto M Azzolini, Paula Rq Estrada, Caio G Bruzaca, Ana Carolina N Martinhago
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited systemic hemoglobinopathy that affects hemoglobin production in red blood cells, leading to early morbidity and mortality. It is caused by a homozygous nucleotide substitution (c.20A>T) in the β-globin gene (HBB) that changes a glutamic acid to a valine in the protein. We present a case report of a fertile couple, both carriers of the sickle cell anemia mutation, with one affected daughter. Six cycles of assisted reproductive techniques were performed, resulting in 53 embryos in cleavage stage...
January 18, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344995/activation-of-human-cd141-and-cd1c-dendritic-cells-in-vivo-with-combined-tlr-3-and-tlr-7-8-ligation
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Frances E Pearson, Karshing Chang, Yoshihito Minoda, Ingrid M Leal Rojas, Oscar L Haigh, Ghazal Daraj, Kirsteen M Tullett, Kristen J Radford
Mice reconstituted with human hematopoietic stem cells are valuable models to study aspects of the human immune system in vivo. We describe a humanized mouse model (hu mice) in which fully functional human CD141+ and CD1c+ myeloid and CD123+ plasmacytoid dendritic cells (DC) develop from human cord blood CD34+ cells in immunodeficient mice. CD141+ DC are the human equivalents of murine CD8+ /CD103+ DC which are essential for the induction of tumor-inhibitory cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses, making them attractive targets to exploit for the development of new cancer immunotherapies...
January 18, 2018: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344586/systemic-multilineage-engraftment-in-mice-after-in-utero-transplantation-with-human-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Russell G Witt, Emily M Kreger, Laura B Buckman, Patriss W Moradi, Phong T Ho, S Christopher Derderian, Perry Tsai, Chris Baker, Nathaniel Schramm, Rachel Cleary, J Victor Garcia, Tippi C MacKenzie
IUHCT of human cord blood-derived CD34+ cells into fetal NSG mice results in systemic multilineage engraftment with human cells.Preconditioning with in utero injection of an anti-c-Kit receptor antibody (ACK2) results in an improved rate of engraftment.
January 9, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344584/early-and-late-outcomes-after-cord-blood-transplantation-for-pediatric-patients-with-inherited-leukodystrophies
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Brigitte T A van den Broek, Kristin Page, Annalisa Paviglianiti, Janna Hol, Heather Allewelt, Fernanda Volt, Gerard Michel, Miguel Angel Diaz, Victoria Bordon, Tracey O'Brien, Peter J Shaw, Chantal Kenzey, Amal Al-Seraihy, Peter M van Hasselt, Andrew R Gennery, Eliane Gluckman, Vanderson Rocha, Annalisa Ruggeri, Joanne Kurtzberg, Jaap Jan Boelens
Leukodystrophies (LD) are devastating inherited disorders leading to rapid neurological deterioration and premature death. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can halt disease progression for selected LD. Cord blood is a common donor source for transplantation of these patients because it is rapidly available and can be used without full HLA matching. However, precise recommendations allowing care providers to identify patients who benefit from HSCT are lacking. In this study, we define risk factors and describe the early and late outcomes of 169 patients with globoid cell leukodystrophy, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, and metachromatic leukodystrophy undergoing cord blood transplantation (CBT) at an European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation center or at Duke University Medical Center from 1996 to 2013...
January 9, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343261/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-and-childhood-atopic-dermatitis-a-prospective-birth-cohort-study
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Qian Chen, Rong Huang, Li Hua, Yifeng Guo, Lisu Huang, Yanjun Zhao, Xia Wang, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been reported to suppress immune function. However, previous studies on prenatal exposure to PFASs and allergic disorders in offspring provided inconsistent results. We aimed to examine the association between prenatal exposure to PFASs and childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) in offspring up to 24 months of age. METHODS: A prospective birth cohort study involving 1056 pregnant women was conducted in two hospitals in Shanghai from 2012 to 2015...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343193/perinatal-sclerostin-concentrations-in-abnormal-fetal-growth-the-impact-of-gestational-diabetes
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Despina D Briana, Maria Boutsikou, Antonios Marmarinos, Dimitrios Gourgiotis, Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate maternal and cord blood concentrations of sclerostin -an osteocyte-secreted factor, inhibiting osteoblast differentiation and bone formation and associated with adverse metabolism- in pregnancies with normal and abnormal fetal growth. METHODS: Plasma sclerostin concentrations were determined by ELISA in 80 maternal and 80 cord blood samples from asymmetric intrauterine-growth-restricted (IUGR, n = 30), large-for-gestational-age (LGA, n = 30) and appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA, n = 20) singleton full-term pregnancies...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339446/ontogeny-of-human-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-and-related-t-cell-subsets
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Ghada Ben Youssef, Marie Tourret, Marion Salou, Liana Ghazarian, Véronique Houdouin, Stanislas Mondot, Yvonne Mburu, Marion Lambert, Saba Azarnoush, Jean-Sébastien Diana, Anne-Laure Virlouvet, Michel Peuchmaur, Thomas Schmitz, Jean-Hugues Dalle, Olivier Lantz, Valérie Biran, Sophie Caillat-Zucman
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are semi-invariant Vα7.2+ CD161highCD4- T cells that recognize microbial riboflavin precursor derivatives such as 5-OP-RU presented by MR1. Human MAIT cells are abundant in adult blood, but there are very few in cord blood. We longitudinally studied Vα7.2+ CD161high T cell and related subset levels in infancy and after cord blood transplantation. We show that Vα7.2+ and Vα7.2- CD161high T cells are generated early during gestation and likely share a common prenatal developmental program...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338788/high-throughput-immunophenotypic-characterization-of-bone-marrow-and-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reveals-common-and-differentially-expressed-markers-identification-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-cd143-as-a-marker-differentially-expressed
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Eliana Amati, Omar Perbellini, Gianluca Rotta, Martina Bernardi, Katia Chieregato, Sabrina Sella, Francesco Rodeghiero, Marco Ruggeri, Giuseppe Astori
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are a heterogeneous population of multipotent progenitors used in the clinic because of their immunomodulatory properties and their ability to differentiate into multiple mesodermal lineages. Although bone marrow (BM) remains the most common MSC source, cord blood (CB) can be collected noninvasively and without major ethical concerns. Comparative studies comprehensively characterizing the MSC phenotype across several tissue sources are still lacking...
January 16, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338544/a-direct-comparison-between-norepinephrine-and-phenylephrine-for-augmenting-spinal-cord-perfusion-in-a-porcine-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Femke Streijger, Kitty So, Neda Manouchehri, Ana Gheorghe, Elena B Okon, Ryan M Chan, Benjamin Ng, Katelyn Shortt, Mypinder Singh Sekhon, Donald E Griesdale, Brian K Kwon
Current clinical guidelines recommend elevating the mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) to increase spinal cord perfusion in patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI). This is typically achieved with vasopressors such as norepinephrine (NE) and phenylephrine (PE). These drugs differ in their pharmacologic properties and potentially have different effects on spinal cord blood flow (SCBF), oxygenation (PO2), and downstream metabolism after injury. Using a porcine model of thoracic SCI, we evaluated how these vasopressors influenced intraparenchymal SCBF, PaPO2, hydrostatic pressure, and metabolism within the spinal cord adjacent to the injury site...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338067/the-influence-of-delayed-cord-clamping-and-cord-milking-on-inflammatory-cytokines-in-umbilical-vein-and-neonatal-circulation
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George Daskalakis, Angeliki Papapanagiotou, Charalambos Siristatidis, Petros Drakakis, Ioanna Mole, Anastasia Barbouni, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Vasilios Pergialiotis
The purpose of the present study was to compare the levels of tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-a), and interleukins (IL) 1, 6, 8 and 10 in the umbilical cord and neonatal circulation among neonates with early and late cord clamping MATERIAL AND METHODS: A consecutive series of 76 cases that had an uncomplicated pregnancy and an uneventful parturition was evaluated. In 40 cases delayed cord clamping was used and in the remaining 36 cases early cord clamping was practiced. Blood samples were collected from the umbilical vein immediately after cord clamping and at 24 hours from the median cubital or basilic vein of the neonate RESULTS: Significant differences were noted in the hematocrit and hemoglobin levels at 24 hours that favored delayed clamping...
January 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335783/maternal-and-neonatal-omentin-1-levels-in-gestational-diabetes
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Marie Franz, Mariella Polterauer, Stephanie Springer, Lorenz Kuessel, Peter Haslinger, Christof Worda, Katharina Worda
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of gestational diabetes on omentin-1 in maternal and cord plasma. As a potent mediator of insulin resistance, Omentin-1, an adipokine derived from human adipose and placental tissue, may be an important player in the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes. METHODS: This was a prospective case-control study. The study included 96 women with gestational diabetes and 96 pregnant women without. Omentin-1 was measured at the time of the oral glucose tolerance test, at 32 weeks in maternal plasma and right after delivery in umbilical cord blood by ELISA assay...
January 15, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334651/effects-of-perinatal-fluoride-exposure-on-the-expressions-of-mir-124-and-mir-132-in-hippocampus-of-mouse-pups
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Jixiang Wang, Yuliang Zhang, Zhenzhen Guo, Rui Li, Xingchen Xue, Zilong Sun, Ruiyan Niu
To investigate the effects of perinatal fluoride exposure on learning and memory ability of mouse offspring, ICR female mice were received different doses of sodium fluoride (0, 25, 50, 100 mg/L NaF) from pregnant day 7 to lactational day 21. Pups were exposed to fluoride through the cord blood and breast milk. Open field test showed that compared to the control group, perinatal fluoride exposure significantly decreased the number of entries into the center zone in 100 mg/L NaF group. In the eight-arm maze test, the number of working memory errors, reference memory errors, and the total arm entries were significantly increased in fluoride treatment groups, compared to the control group...
January 8, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334327/migration-of-a-kirschner-wire-into-the-spinal-cord-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ryogo Furuhata, Mitsuhiro Nishida, Midori Morishita, Shigeru Yanagimoto, Masaki Tezuka, Eijiro Okada
CONTEXT: A Kirschner wire (K-wire) is a stainless steel pin with at least one sharpened tip that is mainly used for the internal fixation of bone fractures. While some cases of K-wire dislocation and migration have been reported as complications after fracture surgery, the intraspinal migration of a K-wire is rare. Herein, we report a case in which a K-wire used for sternal fixation 7 years earlier migrated into the spinal canal. FINDINGS: A 68-year-old male suddenly sustained severe radiating pain and numbness in his left upper extremity, and walked to our hospital...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
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