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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323665/arterial-tortuosity-syndrome-40-new-families-and-literature-review
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Aude Beyens, Juliette Albuisson, Annekatrien Boel, Mazen Al-Essa, Waheed Al-Manea, Damien Bonnet, Ozlem Bostan, Odile Boute, Tiffany Busa, Nathalie Canham, Ergun Cil, Paul J Coucke, Margot A Cousin, Majed Dasouki, Julie De Backer, Anne De Paepe, Sofie De Schepper, Deepthi De Silva, Koenraad Devriendt, Inge De Wandele, David R Deyle, Harry Dietz, Sophie Dupuis-Girod, Eudice Fontenot, Björn Fischer-Zirnsak, Alper Gezdirici, Jamal Ghoumid, Fabienne Giuliano, Neus Baena Diéz, Mohammed Z Haider, Joshua S Hardin, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Eric W Klee, Uwe Kornak, Manuel F Landecho, Anne Legrand, Bart Loeys, Stanislas Lyonnet, Helen Michael, Pamela Moceri, Shehla Mohammed, Laura Muiño-Mosquera, Sheela Nampoothiri, Karin Pichler, Katrina Prescott, Anna Rajeb, Maria Ramos-Arroyo, Massimiliano Rossi, Mustafa Salih, Mohammed Z Seidahmed, Elise Schaefer, Elisabeth Steichen-Gersdorf, Sehime Temel, Fahrettin Uysal, Marine Vanhomwegen, Lut Van Laer, Lionel Van Maldergem, David Warner, Andy Willaert, Tom R Collins, Andrea Taylor, Elaine C Davis, Yuri Zarate, Bert Callewaert
PurposeWe delineate the clinical spectrum and describe the histology in arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS), a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by tortuosity of the large and medium-sized arteries, caused by mutations in SLC2A10.MethodsWe retrospectively characterized 40 novel ATS families (50 patients) and reviewed the 52 previously reported patients. We performed histology and electron microscopy (EM) on skin and vascular biopsies and evaluated TGF-β signaling with immunohistochemistry for pSMAD2 and CTGF...
January 11, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320647/long-term-effects-of-inhaled-budesonide-for-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Dirk Bassler, Eric S Shinwell, Mikko Hallman, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Richard Plavka, Virgilio Carnielli, Christoph Meisner, Corinna Engel, Alexander Koch, Karen Kreutzer, Johannes N van den Anker, Matthias Schwab, Henry L Halliday, Christian F Poets
BACKGROUND: The long-term effects on neurodevelopment of the use of inhaled glucocorticoids in extremely preterm infants for the prevention or treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia are uncertain. METHODS: We randomly assigned 863 infants (gestational age, 23 weeks 0 days to 27 weeks 6 days) to receive early (within 24 hours after birth) inhaled budesonide or placebo. The prespecified secondary long-term outcome was neurodevelopmental disability among survivors, defined as a composite of cerebral palsy, cognitive delay (a Mental Development Index score of <85 [1 SD below the mean of 100] on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Second Edition, with higher scores on the scale indicating better performance), deafness, or blindness at a corrected age of 18 to 22 months...
January 11, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320646/transfer-of-fresh-versus-frozen-embryos-in-ovulatory-women
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Yuhua Shi, Yun Sun, Cuifang Hao, Heping Zhang, Daimin Wei, Yunshan Zhang, Yimin Zhu, Xiaohui Deng, Xiujuan Qi, Hong Li, Xiang Ma, Haiqin Ren, Yaqin Wang, Dan Zhang, Bo Wang, Fenghua Liu, Qiongfang Wu, Ze Wang, Haiyan Bai, Yuan Li, Yi Zhou, Mei Sun, Hong Liu, Jing Li, Lin Zhang, Xiaoli Chen, Songying Zhang, Xiaoxi Sun, Richard S Legro, Zi-Jiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Elective frozen-embryo transfer has been shown to result in a higher live-birth rate than fresh-embryo transfer among anovulatory women with the polycystic ovary syndrome. It is uncertain whether frozen-embryo transfer increases live-birth rates among ovulatory women with infertility. METHODS: In this multicenter, randomized trial, we randomly assigned 2157 women who were undergoing their first in vitro fertilization cycle to undergo either fresh-embryo transfer or embryo cryopreservation followed by frozen-embryo transfer...
January 11, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303551/engineering-bioinspired-antioxidant-materials-promoting-cardiomyocyte-functionality-and-maturation-for-tissue-engineering-application
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Parvaiz Ahmad Shiekh, Anamika Singh, Ashok Kumar
Oxidative stress plays an important role in various pathological conditions such as wound healing, inflammation, myocardial infarction and biocompatibility of the materials. Antioxidant polymers to attenuate oxidative stress is an emerging field of biomaterial research with a huge impact in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. We describe here the fabrication and evaluation of an elastomeric antioxidant polyurethane (PUAO) for tissue engineering applications. Uniaxial and cyclic tensile testing, thermal analysis, degradation, cytotoxicity and antioxidant analysis was carried out...
January 5, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300489/itraq-based-proteomic-analysis-reveals-recovery-of-impaired-mitochondrial-function-in-ischemic-myocardium-by-shenmai-formula
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Yi Wang, Yu Zhao, Wei Jiang, Xiaoping Zhao, Guanwei Fan, Han Zhang, Peiqiang Shen, Jiangmin He, Xiaohui Fan
Shenmai formula (SM) is a traditional medicinal remedy for treating cardiovascular diseases in China since 800 years ago, however its mechanism of action remains unclear. To explore the mechanism underlying cardioprotective effects of SM, iTRAQ-based proteomic approach was applied to analyze protein of myocardium in rats with myocardial ischemic injury. Upon treatment with SM and its two major components Red ginseng (RG) and Radix Ophiopogonis (OP), 101 differentially expressed proteins were filtered from a total of 711 detected and annotated proteins...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298827/herpes-simplex-virus-infection-in-infants-undergoing-meningitis-evaluation
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Andrea T Cruz, Stephen B Freedman, Dina M Kulik, Pamela J Okada, Alesia H Fleming, Rakesh D Mistry, Joanna E Thomson, David Schnadower, Joseph L Arms, Prashant Mahajan, Aris C Garro, Christopher M Pruitt, Fran Balamuth, Neil G Uspal, Paul L Aronson, Todd W Lyons, Amy D Thompson, Sarah J Curtis, Paul T Ishimine, Suzanne M Schmidt, Stuart A Bradin, Kendra L Grether-Jones, Aaron S Miller, Jeffrey Louie, Samir S Shah, Lise E Nigrovic
BACKGROUND: Although neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a potentially devastating infection requiring prompt evaluation and treatment, large-scale assessments of the frequency in potentially infected infants have not been performed. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional study of infants ≤60 days old who had cerebrospinal fluid culture testing performed in 1 of 23 participating North American emergency departments. HSV infection was defined by a positive HSV polymerase chain reaction or viral culture...
January 3, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291413/impact-of-recommended-changes-in-labor-management-for-prevention-of-the-primary-cesarean-delivery
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Claire Thuillier, Sophie Roy, Violaine Peyronet, Thibaud Quibel, Aurélie Nlandu, Patrick Rozenberg
BACKGROUND: The dramatic rise in cesarean delivery (CD) rates worldwide in recent decades, without evidence of a concomitant decrease in cerebral palsy rates, has raised concerns about its potential negative consequences for maternal and infant health. In 2014, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine jointly published an Obstetric Care Consensus for safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess whether modification of our protocol to implement these recommendations helped to decrease our primary CD rate safely...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289444/mineralization-by-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-is-variously-modulated-depending-on-commercial-platelet-lysate-preparations
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Federica Boraldi, Jorge S Burns, Angelica Bartolomeo, Massimo Dominici, Daniela Quaglino
BACKGROUND AIMS: Numerous cellular models have been developed to investigate calcification for regenerative medicine applications and for the identification of therapeutic targets in various complications associated with age-related diseases. However, results have often been contradictory due to specific culture conditions, cell type ontogeny and aging status. Human platelet lysate (hPL) has been recently investigated as valuable alternative to fetal bovine serum (FBS) in cell culture and bone regeneration...
December 27, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281181/the-cumulative-daily-tolerance-levels-of-potentially-toxic-excipients-ethanol-and-propylene-glycol-are-commonly-exceeded-in-neonates-and-infants
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K S Valeur, S A Hertel, K E Lundstrøm, H Holst
Poly-medicated neonates and young infants may be at risk of harmful cumulative exposure to toxic excipients like ethanol, propylene glycol and benzyl alcohol during routine clinical care. The aim of this study was to calculate the cumulative daily alcohol exposure (mg/kg/day) in poly-medicated neonates and infants and compare these levels to the tolerance limits found in guidelines published by European Medicines Agency (EMA). As part of the SEEN study, all medicinal products administered to neonates and infants were recorded...
December 27, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240547/implementing-cdc-s-level-of-care-assessment-tool-locate-a-national-collaboration-to-improve-maternal-and-child-health
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Andrea Catalano, Amanda Bennett, Ashley Busacker, Alethia Carr, David Goodman, Charlan Kroelinger, Ekwutosi Okoroh, Mary Brantley, Wanda Barfield
Perinatal regionalization, or risk-appropriate care, is an approach that classifies facilities based on capabilities to ensure women and infants receive care at a facility that aligns with their risk. The CDC designed the Levels of Care Assessment Tool (LOCATe) to assist jurisdictions working in risk-appropriate care in assessing a facility's level of maternal and neonatal care aligned with the most current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ACOG/SMFM) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines...
December 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237472/supply-kits-for-antenatal-and-childbirth-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alicia Aleman, Giselle Tomasso, María Luisa Cafferata, Mercedes Colomar, Ana Pilar Betran
INTRODUCTION: It is critical to increase the uptake of interventions proven to be effective to improve maternal and perinatal outcomes. Supply kits have been suggested to be a feasible strategy designed to ensure timely availability and effective follow-up of care. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review to summarize the evidence on the uptake, effectiveness and safety of supply kits for maternal care. SEARCH STRATEGY: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register, Campbell Collaboration, Lilacs, Embase and unpublished studies were searched...
December 13, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227795/divergent-effects-of-levetiracetam-and-tiagabine-against-spontaneous-seizures-in-adult-rats-following-neonatal-hypoxia
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Raymond Dunn, Bridget N Queenan, Daniel T S Pak, Patrick A Forcelli
Animal models are valuable tools for screening novel therapies for patients who suffer from epilepsy. However, a wide array of models are necessary to cover the diversity of human epilepsies. In humans, neonatal hypoxia (or hypoxia-ischemia) is one of the most common causes of epilepsy early in life. Hypoxia-induced seizures (HS) during the neonatal period can also lead to spontaneous seizures in adulthood. This phenomenon, i.e., early-life hypoxia leading to adult epilepsy - is also seen in experimental models, including rats...
December 5, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223705/functional-hepatocyte-clusters-on-bioactive-blend-silk-matrices-towards-generating-bioartificial-liver-constructs
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Guru Janani, Samit K Nandi, Biman B Mandal
The creation of in vitro functional hepatic tissue simulating micro-environmental niche of native liver is a keen area of research due to its demand in bioartificial liver (BAL) and cell-based tissue engineering. Here, we investigated the potential of novel blend (BA) silk scaffold fabricated by blending mulberry (Bombyx mori, BM) silk fibroin with cell adhesion motif (RGD) rich non-mulberry (Antheraea assamensis, AA) silk fibroin in generating a functional liver construct. Three-dimensional (3D) porous silk scaffolds (BM, AA and BA) were physico-chemically characterized and functionally evaluated using human hepatocarcinoma cells (HepG2) and primary neonatal rat hepatocytes...
December 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214155/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-technology-based-approach-for-preventing-excess-weight-gain-during-pregnancy-among-women-with-overweight
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Ariana M Chao, Sindhu K Srinivas, Stacia K Studt, Lisa K Diewald, David B Sarwer, Kelly C Allison
Objective: Overweight/obesity and excess weight gain during pregnancy are associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Few interventions have been effective in limiting gestational weight gain among women with overweight or obesity. This pilot, randomized clinical trial compared treatment as usual (TAU) to a lifestyle modification program delivered via phone for the prevention of excess gestational weight gain in women who had overweight or obesity. Methods: Participants included 41 pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m2 (mean age = 28...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205608/in-utero-aspiration-versus-expectant-management-for-anechoic-fetal-ovarian-cysts-an-open-randomized-controlled-trial
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Caroline Diguisto, Norbert Winer, Guillaume Benoist, Helene Laurichesse Delmas, Jerome Potin, Aurélien Binet, Hubert Lardy, Baptiste Morel, Franck Perrotin
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of in utero aspiration for anechoic fetal ovarian cysts. METHODS: This multicenter, prospective, randomized open trial with two parallel groups included women from nine outpatient fetal medicine departments with singleton pregnancies ≥ 28 weeks of gestation, a female fetus with an ultrasound-diagnosed simple ovarian cyst, defined as a single fully anechoic cystic structure measuring ≥ 30 mm. They were randomly allocated to in utero cyst aspiration under ultrasound guidance or expectant management...
December 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202092/china-s-engagement-with-development-assistance-for-health-in-africa
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Mohon Shajalal, Junfang Xu, Jun Jing, Madeleine King, Jie Zhang, Peicheng Wang, Jennifer Bouey, Feng Cheng
Background: As an emerging donor in health related development across the world, particularly towards Africa, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has been increasing its influence within the field of global public health over the past few decades. Yet between the period of 2000 and 2013, little is known about the scope, scale and priority of China's grant-making programs. Methods: Based on data sourced from the China Aid Database (version-1.2), descriptive analyses were applied to analyze the features of 531 health related projects that were undertaken between 2000 and 2013...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199464/sperm-rna-elements-as-markers-of-health
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Rayanne B Burl, Stephanie Clough, Edward Sendler, Molly Estill, Stephen A Krawetz
Idiopathic infertility, an etiology not identified as part of standard clinical assessment, represents approximately 20% of all infertility cases. Current male infertility diagnosis focuses on the concentration, motility, and morphology of spermatozoa. This is of limited value when predicting birth success and of limited utility when selecting the optimum treatment. At fertilization, spermatozoa provide their genomic contribution, as well as a set of RNAs and proteins that have distinct roles in development...
December 3, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190847/adverse-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-indicated-compared-with-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-healthy-nulliparas-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
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Alan T Tita, Lindsay Doherty, Jim M Roberts, Leslie Myatt, Kenneth J Leveno, Michael W Varner, Ronald J Wapner, John M Thorp, Brian M Mercer, Alan Peaceman, Susan M Ramin, Marshall W Carpenter, Jay Iams, Anthony Sciscione, Margaret Harper, Jorge E Tolosa, George R Saade, Yoram Sorokin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187658/-pregnancy-complications-among-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-china-a-meta-analysis
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Tingting Wang, Hanlin Fu, Lizhang Chen, Yang Xu
To estimate the status of pregnancy complications among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) through a systematic review of published literatures.
 Methods: Systematic literature searches were conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang, Weipu and China Biology Medicine disc (CBMdisc), as well as the relevant articles published from inception to April 1st 2017, which reported the prevalence of pregnancy complications among women with PCOS...
November 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183818/federal-and-state-policy-efforts-to-address-maternal-opioid-misuse-gaps-and-challenges
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Jennifer B Saunders, Marian P Jarlenski, Robert Levy, Katy B Kozhimannil
BACKGROUND: Opioid misuse during pregnancy is increasingly common and is associated with preterm birth and neonatal abstinence syndrome. As such, there is increased policy attention on reducing opioid misuse and increasing detection and treatment of opioid use disorder around the time of childbirth. METHODS: We conducted a review of peer-reviewed and grey literature to identify policy strategies to address opioid misuse among pregnant women; to describe current federal and state laws that impact women before pregnancy, during pregnancy, at birth, and postpartum; and to identify gaps and challenges related to these efforts...
November 25, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
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