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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165149/association-of-excessive-mobile-phone-use-during-pregnancy-with-birth-weight-an-adjunct-study-in-kumamoto-of-japan-environment-and-children-s-study
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Xi Lu, Masako Oda, Takashi Ohba, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Shota Masuda, Takahiko Katoh
BACKGROUND: Low birth weight has been shown to be closely associated with neonatal mortality and morbidity, inhibited growth, poor cognitive development, and chronic diseases later in life. Some studies have also shown that excessive mobile phone use in the postnatal period may lead to behavioral complications in the children during their growing years; however, the relationship between mobile phone use during pregnancy and neonatal birth weight is not clear. The aim of the present study was to determine the associations of excessive mobile phone use with neonatal birth weight and infant health status...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159229/interactions-of-manganese-with-iron-zinc-and-copper-in-neonatal-c57bl-6j-and-parkin-mice-following-developmental-oral-manganese-exposure
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Melanie L Foster, Thomas B Bartnikas, Hailey C Maresca-Fichter, Courtney Mercadante, Miriam Dash, Chelsea Miller, David C Dorman
High dose manganese (Mn) exposure can result in changes in tissue concentrations of other essential metals due to Mn-induced alterations in metal absorption and competition for metal transporters and regulatory proteins. We evaluated responses in mice with a Parkin gene defect (parkin mice) and a wildtype strain (C57BL/6J) following neonatal Mn exposure. Neonatal parkin and C57BL/6J littermates were randomly assigned to 0, 11, or 25 mg Mn/kg-day dose groups with oral exposures occurring from postnatal day (PND) 1 through PND 28...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132597/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-transport-where-do-our-patients-go-after-transport
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REVIEW
Emily Krennerich, Curtis G Sitler, Manish Shah, Fong Lam, Jeanine Graf
OBJECTIVE: This review describes disposition of transported children and identifies contributing factors affecting optimal patient placement. The study describes timing and patient placement indicators in transport patients to identify areas of improvement, re-education, and training. METHODS: A retrospective chart review for transports via our pediatric specialty transport team from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, was performed. Patients were identified by the transport quality assurance performance improvement database, hospital electronic medical records, and transport medical records...
November 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131402/the-neonatal-transport-index-could-be-used-as-a-reference-tool-for-the-italian-perinatal-care-regionalisation-plan
#4
Carlo Bellini, Luca A Ramenghi
We read with interest the editorial by Hummler on the role of networks in improving perinatal and neonatal care in Acta Paediatrica (1), which dealt with healthcare systems for perinatal care. This included a reference to our paper on this subject, which was also published in the journal (2). There is general agreement that regionalising perinatal care and delivery at high-volume, high-technology hospitals reduces neonatal mortality. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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/29130531/acute-hypoxic-preconditioning-prevents-palmitic-acid-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-via-switching-metabolic-glut4-glucose-pathway-back-to-cd36-fatty-acid-dependent
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Yeh-Peng Chen, Wei-Wen Kuo, Rathinasamy Baskaran, Cecilia-Hsuan Day, Ray-Jade Chen, Su-Ying Wen, Tsung-Jung Ho, Viswanadha Vijaya Padma, Chia-Hua Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang
Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Myocardial cell damage leads to an imbalance of energy metabolism, and many studies have indicated that short-term hypoxia during myocardial cell injury has a protective effect. In our previous animal studies, we found that short-term hypoxia in the heart has a protective effect, but long-term hypoxia increases myocardial cell injury. Palmitic acid (PA)-treated H9c2 cardiomyoblasts and neonatal rat ventricle cardiomyocytes were used to simulate hyperlipidemia model, which suppress cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36) and activate glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116606/fanconi-syndrome-and-neonatal-diabetes-phenotypic-heterogeneity-in-patients-with-glut2-defects
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Priyanka Khandelwal, Aditi Sinha, Vandana Jain, Jayne Houghton, Pankaj Hari, Arvind Bagga
Fanconi-Bickel syndrome, caused by mutations in SLC2A2 encoding the glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2), is characterized by generalized proximal renal tubular dysfunction manifesting in late infancy. We describe phenotypic heterogeneity of Fanconi-Bickel syndrome in three siblings, including early and atypical presentation with transient neonatal diabetes mellitus in one. The second-born of a non-consanguineous couple, evaluated for polyuria and growth retardation, had rickets, hepatomegaly and proximal tubular dysfunction from 4 to 6  months of age...
November 8, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107336/citrulline-in-health-and-disease-review-on-human-studies
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REVIEW
Cinzia Papadia, Sylwia Osowska, Luc Cynober, Alastair Forbes
The amino acid L-citrulline (CIT) is safely used from the neonatal period onwards in those with urea cycle defects and carbamyl phosphate synthetase or ornithine transcarbamylase deficiencies, but several lines of enquiry indicate that it might have a much wider therapeutic role. When protein intake is low and there is a catabolic state, endogenous arginine (ARG) synthesis cannot fully be met and its supplementation can prove challenging, particularly in patients with critical and multisystem illness. Supplementary CIT could constitute a safer but still focused means of delivering ARG to endothelial and immune cells as CIT is efficiently recycled into these cells and as kidneys can convert CIT into ARG...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106924/a-randomized-trial-of-conditioned-or-unconditioned-gases-for-stabilizing-preterm-infants-at-birth
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Lorraine McGrory, Louise S Owen, Marta Thio, Jennifer A Dawson, Anthony R Rafferty, Atul Malhotra, Peter G Davis, C Omar F Kamlin
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the use of heated-humidified gases for respiratory support during the stabilization of infants <30 weeks of gestational age (GA) in the delivery room reduces rates of hypothermia on admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, unblinded, randomized trial was conducted in Melbourne, Australia, between February 2013 and June 2015. Infants <30 weeks of GA were randomly assigned to receive either heated-humidified gases or unconditioned gases during stabilization in the delivery room and during transport to NICU...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100093/de-novo-mutations-in-slc25a24-cause-a-craniosynostosis-syndrome-with-hypertrichosis-progeroid-appearance-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Nadja Ehmke, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Lukasz Smorag, Rainer Koenig, Lara Segebrecht, Pilar Magoulas, Fernando Scaglia, Esra Kilic, Anna F Hennig, Nicolai Adolphs, Namrata Saha, Beatrix Fauler, Vera M Kalscheuer, Friederike Hennig, Janine Altmüller, Christian Netzer, Holger Thiele, Peter Nürnberg, Gökhan Yigit, Marten Jäger, Jochen Hecht, Ulrike Krüger, Thorsten Mielke, Peter M Krawitz, Denise Horn, Markus Schuelke, Stefan Mundlos, Carlos A Bacino, Penelope E Bonnen, Bernd Wollnik, Björn Fischer-Zirnsak, Uwe Kornak
Gorlin-Chaudhry-Moss syndrome (GCMS) is a dysmorphic syndrome characterized by coronal craniosynostosis and severe midface hypoplasia, body and facial hypertrichosis, microphthalmia, short stature, and short distal phalanges. Variable lipoatrophy and cutis laxa are the basis for a progeroid appearance. Using exome and genome sequencing, we identified the recurrent de novo mutations c.650G>A (p.Arg217His) and c.649C>T (p.Arg217Cys) in SLC25A24 in five unrelated girls diagnosed with GCMS. Two of the girls had pronounced neonatal progeroid features and were initially diagnosed with Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083325/glis3-is-indispensable-for-tsh-tshr-dependent-thyroid-hormone-biosynthesis-and-follicular-cell-proliferation
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Hong Soon Kang, Dhirendra Kumar, Grace Liao, Kristin Lichti-Kaiser, Kevin Gerrish, Xiao-Hui Liao, Samuel Refetoff, Raja Jothi, Anton M Jetten
Deficiency in Krüppel-like zinc finger transcription factor GLI-similar 3 (GLIS3) in humans is associated with the development of congenital hypothyroidism. However, the functions of GLIS3 in the thyroid gland and the mechanism by which GLIS3 dysfunction causes hypothyroidism are unknown. In the current study, we demonstrate that GLIS3 acts downstream of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and TSH receptor (TSHR) and is indispensable for TSH/TSHR-mediated proliferation of thyroid follicular cells and biosynthesis of thyroid hormone...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059493/perinatal-helicopter-ambulance-service-at-wakayama-medical-university-hospital-a-14-year-review
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Takeshi Kumagai, Mitsuhiko Riko, Masashi Satoh, Nobuyuki Kakimoto, Takuya Sugimoto, Mina Ueda, Takahiro Okutani, Ryuzo Higuchi, Shigetaka Yagi, Sawako Minami, Asumi Higa, Masakazu Miyawaki, Hiroyuki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: In 2003, a perinatal helicopter air ambulance service was introduced for remote areas of Wakayama and Mie prefectures, Japan. However, its long-term impact on perinatal medicine has not yet been analyzed. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted on helicopter air ambulance cases recorded between January 2003 and December 2016 at Wakayama Medical University Hospital (WMUH). RESULTS: During that period, 61 pregnant mothers were transferred by helicopter air ambulance to WMUH...
October 23, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059486/skin-to-skin-hospital-transfers-are-physiologically-sound-and-empower-parents
#13
Mattias Kjellberg
Medical care for newborn infants is provided at different levels, ranging from well-baby nurseries to highly specialised intensive care units. There have been numerous studies on neonatal transport and most of them have been descriptive and, or, quality assessments (1,2) that have had a predominantly strong focus on intensive care transport. In this issue of Acta Paediatrica, Hennequin et al (3) describe their experience of transferring relatively well babies between hospitals using skin-to-skin care (STS) during transport...
October 23, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059457/systemic-regulation-of-bilirubin-homeostasis-potential-benefits-of-hyperbilirubinemia
#14
REVIEW
Ryoichi Fujiwara, Mathias Haag, Elke Schaeffeler, Anne T Nies, Ulrich M Zanger, Matthias Schwab
Neurotoxic bilirubin is the end product of heme catabolism in mammals. Bilirubin is solely conjugated by UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A1, which is a membrane-bound enzyme that catalyzes a transfer of glucuronic acid. Due to low function of hepatic and intestinal UGT1A1 during the neonatal period, human neonates develop mild to severe physiological hyperbilirubinemia. The accumulation of bilirubin in the brain leads to the onset of irreversible brain damage, kernicterus. Breastfeeding is one of the most significant factors that increase the risk of developing kernicterus in infants...
October 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050512/iron-deficiency-beyond-erythropoiesis-should-we-be-concerned
#15
Khaled M Musallam, Ali T Taher
OBJECTIVE: To consider the key implications of iron deficiency for biochemical and physiological functions beyond erythropoiesis. METHODS: PubMed was searched for relevant journal articles published up to August 2017. RESULTS: Anemia is the most well-recognized consequence of persisting iron deficiency, but various other unfavorable consequences can develop either before or concurrently with anemia. Mitochondrial function can be profoundly disturbed since iron is a cofactor for heme-containing enzymes and non-heme iron-containing enzymes in the mitochondrial electron transport chain...
October 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031613/pathogenic-mutations-of-the-human-mitochondrial-citrate-carrier-slc25a1-lead-to-impaired-citrate-export-required-for-lipid-dolichol-ubiquinone-and-sterol-synthesis
#16
Homa Majd, Martin S King, Anthony C Smith, Edmund R S Kunji
Missense mutations of the human mitochondrial citrate carrier, encoded by the SLC25A1 gene, lead to an autosomal recessive neurometabolic disorder characterised by neonatal-onset encephalopathy with severe muscular weakness, intractable seizures, respiratory distress, and lack of psychomotor development, often resulting in early death. Here, we have measured the effect of all twelve known pathogenic mutations on the transport activity. The results show that nine mutations abolish transport of citrate completely, whereas the other three reduce the transport rate by >70%, indicating that impaired citrate transport is the most likely primary cause of the disease...
October 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030588/impaired-branched-chain-amino-acid-metabolism-may-underlie-the-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-like-pathology-of-neonatal-testosterone-treated-female-rats
#17
Álvaro Anzai, Rodrigo R Marcondes, Thiago H Gonçalves, Kátia C Carvalho, Manuel J Simões, Natália Garcia, José M Soares, Vasantha Padmanabhan, Edmund C Baracat, Ismael D C G da Silva, Gustavo A R Maciel
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is frequently associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but the mechanisms involved in the development of NAFLD in PCOS are not well known. We investigated histological changes and metabolomic profile in the liver of rat models of PCOS phenotype induced by testosterone or estradiol. Two-day old female rats received sc injections of 1.25 mg testosterone propionate (Testos; n = 10), 0.5 mg estradiol benzoate (E2; n = 10), or vehicle (control group, CNT; n = 10)...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029025/insulin-deficient-mouse-%C3%AE-cells-do-not-fully-mature-but-can-be-remedied-through-insulin-replacement-by-islet-transplantation
#18
Adam Ramzy, Majid Mojibian, Timothy J Kieffer
Insulin receptor insufficiency in β-cells leads to impaired insulin secretion and reduced β-cell hyperplasia in response to hyperglycemia. Selective insulin receptor deficiency in β-cells in later embryological development may lead to compensatory β-cell hyperplasia. Though these findings suggest insulin signaling on the β-cell is important for β-cell function, they are confounded by loss of signaling by the IGFs through the insulin receptor. To determine if insulin itself is necessary for β-cell development and maturation, we performed a characterization of pancreatic islets in mice with deletions of both non-allelic insulin genes (Ins1-/-Ins2-/-)...
September 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022536/short-term-outcomes-of-inborn-v-outborn-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-1-500-g-in-the-neonatal-nursery-at-groote-schuur-hospital-cape-town-south-africa
#19
L Gibbs, L Tooke, M C Harrison
BACKGROUND: The Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) neonatal nursery provides level 3 care for the Metro West Health District in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Worldwide, very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) neonates delivered in level 3 neonatal units have better outcomes than those transported from other facilities. OBJECTIVES: To identify the characteristics and outcomes of VLBW neonates at GSH, with emphasis on differences between inborns and outborns. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017631/infants-born-with-critical-chd-in-arizona-and-capacities-of-birth-centres-for-screening-and-management
#20
Lydia Villa, Brent Bjornsen, Heather Giacone, Erica M Weidler, Ekta Bajaj, Andrew Muth, Melanie Kennedy, Timothy Flood, Dianna Contreras, Joseph Spadafino, Ashish Shah
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to identify locations of births in Arizona with critical CHD, as well as to assess the current use of pulse-oximetry screening and capacities of birth centres to manage a positive screen. Study design Infants (n=487) with a potentially critical CHD were identified from the Arizona Department of Health Services from 2012 and 2013; charts were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed using echocardiographies. ArcGIS was used to generate maps to visualise the location of treating facility and mother's residence...
October 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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