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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351395/macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-increases-hepatic-macrophage-content-liver-growth-and-lipid-accumulation-in-neonatal-rats
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Clare Pridans, Kristin A Sauter, Katharine M Irvine, Gemma M Davis, Lucas Lefevre, Anna Raper, Rocio Rojo, Ajit J Nirmal, Philippa Beard, Michael Cheeseman, David A Hume
Signaling via the colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) controls the survival, differentiation and proliferation of macrophages. Mutations in CSF1, or CSF1R in mice and rats have pleiotropic effects on postnatal somatic growth. We tested the possible application of CSF1-Fc as a therapy for low birth weight (LBW) at term, using a model based upon maternal dexamethasone treatment in rats. Neonatal CSF1-Fc treatment did not alter somatic growth, and did not increase the blood monocyte count. Instead, there was a substantial increase in the size of liver in both control and LBW rats, and the treatment greatly exacerbated the lipid droplet accumulation seen in the dexamethasone LBW model...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350247/prolonged-pr-interval-at-birth-predicting-the-high-occurrence-of-fatal-atrioventricular-block-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Eiji Morihana, Kenichiro Yamamura, Yuichiro Sugitani, Hideaki Kado, Yasushi Takahata, Toshihide Nakano, Yasutaka Nakashima, Naoki Fusazaki, Shouichi Ohga
Infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) are at high mortality especially when they are associated with bradyarrhythmias. However, the risk factor of developing high-grade atrioventricular block (HAVB) is still unclear. Seventy-three patients with HLHS in our institutions from 2002 to 2011 were enrolled. The survival rate was assessed by the anatomical types, treatments, occurrence of HAVB, severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR), and restrictive atrial septal defect (ASD) along with electrocardiogram findings at birth...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349289/mixed-neurodevelopmental-and-neurodegenerative-pathology-in-nhe6-null-mouse-model-of-christianson-syndrome
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Meiyu Xu, Qing Ouyang, Jingyi Gong, Matthew F Pescosolido, Brandon S Pruett, Sasmita Mishra, Michael Schmidt, Richard N Jones, Ece D Gamsiz Uzun, Sofia B Lizarraga, Eric M Morrow
Christianson syndrome (CS) is an X-linked disorder resulting from loss-of-function mutations in SLC9A6, which encodes the endosomal Na+/H+ exchanger 6 (NHE6). Symptoms include early developmental delay, seizures, intellectual disability, nonverbal status, autistic features, postnatal microcephaly, and progressive ataxia. Neuronal development is impaired in CS, involving defects in neuronal arborization and synaptogenesis, likely underlying diminished brain growth postnatally. In addition to neurodevelopmental defects, some reports have supported neurodegenerative pathology in CS with age...
November 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346610/novel-mutations-in-the-lipase-h-gene-lead-to-secretion-defects-of-liph-in-chinese-patients-with-autosomal-recessive-woolly-hair-hypotrichosis-arwh-ht
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Xiao-Dan Chang, Ya-Juan Gu, Shan Dai, Xue-Rong Chen, Chun-Lei Zhang, Hong-Shan Zhao, Qing-Hua Song
Autosomal recessive woolly hair/hypotrichosis (ARWH/HT: OMIM #278150/604379) is a rare hereditary hair disease characterized by tightly curled hair at birth which can lead to sparse hair later in life. The mutations in both LIPH and LPAR6/P2RY5 are responsible for autosomal recessive woolly hair with or without hypotrichosis (ARWH/HT). To conduct clinical and genetic investigations in four patients from three unrelated Chinese Han families with ARWH/HT, we performed mutation screening of LIPH and LPAR6/P2RY5 gene and identified four mutations in LIPH: c...
January 13, 2018: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344772/safety-and-efficacy-of-lamivudine-or-telbivudine-started-in-early-pregnancy-for-mothers-with-active-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Tianyu He, Yuqing Bai, Haodong Cai, Xiaojuan Ou, Min Liu, Wei Yi, Jidong Jia
BACKGROUND: Few data exist regarding use of nucleos(t)ide analogs started in early pregnancy for mothers with active chronic hepatitis B (CHB). We assessed the safety and efficacy of lamivudine/telbivudine initiated in the first trimester versus no treatment in mothers with active CHB. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 94 mothers newly diagnosed with active CHB in the first trimester of pregnancy. Patients with or without antiviral therapy were followed until postpartum week 28...
January 17, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341296/the-five-year-survival-of-children-with-down-syndrome-in-norway-1994-2009-differed-by-associated-congenital-heart-defects-and-extracardiac-malformations
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Kristoffer Brodwall, Gottfried Greve, Elisabeth Leirgul, Kari Klungsøyr, Henrik Holmstrøm, Stein Emil Vollset, Nina Øyen
AIM: We investigated the prevalence of Down syndrome in a nationwide birth cohort, focusing on congenital heart defects, their associations with extracardiac malformations, and survival. METHODS: National registers were used to identify Norwegian births (1994-2009) and deaths (1994-2014) and updated with hospital diagnoses. We estimated birth defect frequencies in Down syndrome and the general population, the association between heart defects and extracardiac malformations and hazard ratios for death from different combinations of heart defects and extracardiac malformations...
January 17, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341044/antenatal-medical-therapies-to-improve-lung-development-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Aidan Kashyap, Philip DeKoninck, Kelly Crossley, Marta Thio, Graeme Polglase, Francesca Maria Russo, Jan Deprest, Stuart Hooper, Ryan Hodges
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a birth defect characterized by failed closure of the diaphragm, allowing abdominal viscera to herniate into the thoracic cavity and subsequently impair pulmonary and vascular development. Despite improving standardized postnatal management, there remains a population of severe CDH for whom postnatal care falls short. In these severe cases, antenatal surgical intervention (fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion [FETO]) may improve survival; however, FETO increases the risk of preterm delivery, is not widely offered, and still fails in half of cases...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336632/m%C3%A3-bius-syndrome-with-cardiac-rhabdomyomas
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Aimee Verner, Swati Agarwal-Sinha, Frank Yanfeng Han
BACKGROUND: Möbius syndrome is a rare congenital condition which presents not merely with 6th and 7th nerve palsies, but involves gaze paresis associated with craniofacial, limb, and other abnormalities. Heterogeneity is well known in patients with Möbius syndrome and rather than being of familial inheritance based on rare cases, it is much more recognized as a sporadic syndrome. We report an infant with features of congenital Möbius syndrome associated with cardiac rhabdomyomas in the absence of tuberous sclerosis...
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331747/dural-based-cavernous-malformation-at-the-cerebral-convexity-report-of-two-pediatric-patients
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Guichen Li, Xuan Zhai, Yang Zhang, Ping Liang, Xuanxuan Wu, Kun Hou
BACKGROUND: Intracranial (cavernous malformations) CMs are usually located at the cerebral parenchyma, dural-based CMs outside the middle fossa are rarely reported. To our knowledge, dural-based CMs located at the cerebral convexity are even rarer that only two pediatric cases were ever reported. In this report, we present two extremely rare cases of dural-based CMs at the cerebral convexity in pediatric patients. The clinical course, radiological and pathological features, treatment, and follow-up are described...
January 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331320/zika-dengue-and-yellow-fever-viruses-induce-differential-anti-viral-immune-responses-in-human-monocytic-and-first-trimester-trophoblast-cells
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Huanle Luo, Evandro R Winkelmann, Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas, Li Li, Sandra V Mayer, Rogelio Daniz-Lozano, Rosa Ma Sanchez-Casas, Nikos Vasilakis, Robert Tesh, Alan D Barrett, Scott C Weaver, Tian Wang
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus associated with severe neonatal birth defects, but the causative mechanism is incompletely understood. ZIKV shares sequence homology and early clinical manifestations with yellow fever virus (YFV) and dengue virus (DENV) and are all transmitted in urban cycles by the same species of mosquitoes. However, YFV and DENV have been rarely reported to cause congenital diseases. Here, we compared infection with a contemporary ZIKV strain (FSS13025) to YFV17D and DENV-4 in human monocytic cells (THP-1) and first-trimester trophoblasts (HTR-8)...
January 10, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330887/loss-of-vamp5-in-mice-results-in-duplication-of-the-ureter-and-insufficient-expansion-of-the-lung
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Maiko Ikezawa, Yuki Tajika, Hitoshi Ueno, Tohru Murakami, Naokazu Inoue, Hiroshi Yorifuji
BACKGROUND: VAMP5 is a member of the SNARE protein family, which regulate the docking and fusion of membrane vesicles within cells. Previously, we reported ubiquitous expression of VAMP5 proteins in various organs except the brain and small intestine. However, the precise roles of VAMP5 in each organ remain unclear. To explore the roles of VAMP5 in vivo, we generated VAMP5 knockout (KO) mice. RESULTS: VAMP5 KO mice showed low birth rate and low body weight. KO embryos grew normally in the uterus, and tended to die around birth...
January 13, 2018: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330270/cutis-marmorata-telangiectatica-congenita-and-major-lower-limb-asymmetry
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Joana Amaral, Sara Peixoto, Gabriela Mimoso, Dolores Pereira
A 39-week-old male newborn presented at birth with atrophic erythematous and purpuric skin lesions, in a typical right-sided segmental distribution. Lesions were persistent and unaffected by rewarming in the postpartum period. Postnatal echocardiogram showed a predominance of the right cavities and an upper atrial septal defect. Cerebral and abdominal ultrasound were normal along with ophthalmological examination. On follow-up, lower limbs asymmetry was noted. The right lower limb was shorter in length and had a smaller diameter...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329527/emotional-and-cognitive-experiences-during-the-time-of-diagnosis-and-decision-making-following-a-prenatal-diagnosis-a-qualitative-study-of-males-presented-with-congenital-heart-defect-in-the-fetus-carried-by-their-pregnant-partner
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Tommy Carlsson, Elisabet Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Expectant fathers consider the second-trimester obstetric ultrasound examination as an important step towards parenthood, but are ill prepared for a detection of a fetal anomaly. Inductive research is scarce concerning their experiences and needs for support. Consequently, the aim of this study was to explore the emotional and cognitive experiences, during the time of diagnosis and decision-making, among males presented with congenital heart defect in the fetus carried by their pregnant partner...
January 12, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329488/genetic-and-molecular-insights-into-genotype-phenotype-relationships-in-osteopathia-striata-with-cranial-sclerosis-oscs-through-the-analysis-of-novel-mouse-wtx-mutant-alleles
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Glenda Comai, Agnès Boutet, Kristina Tanneberger, Filippo Massa, Ana-Sofia Rocha, Aurelie Charlet, Clara Panzolini, Fariba Jian Motamedi, Robert Brommage, Wolfgang Hans, Thomas Funck-Brentano, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Christine Hartmann, Martine Cohen-Solal, Jürgen Behrens, Andreas Schedl
The X-linked WTX/AMER1 protein forms an important component of the β-catenin destruction complex that can both enhance and suppress canonical β-catenin signalling. Somatic mutations in WTX/AMER1 have been found in a proportion of the pediatric kidney cancer Wilms' tumour. By contrast, germline mutations cause the severe sclerosing bone dysplasia osteopathia striata congenita with cranial sclerosis (OSCS), a condition usually associated with fetal or perinatal lethality in male patients. Here we addressed the developmental and molecular function of WTX by generating two novel mouse alleles...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328793/novel-molecular-and-phenotypic-insights-into-congenital-lung-malformations
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Daniel T Swarr, William H Peranteau, Jennifer Pogoriler, David B Frank, N Scott Adzick, Holly L Hedrick, Mike Morley, Su Zhou, Edward E Morrisey
RATIONALE: Disruption of normal pulmonary development is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants. Congenital lung malformations are a unique model to study the molecular pathogenesis of isolated structural birth defects as they are often surgically resected. OBJECTIVES: To provide insight into the molecular pathogenesis of congenital lung malformations through analysis of cell-type and gene expression changes in these lesions. METHODS: Clinical data, and lung tissue for DNA, RNA, and histology were obtained from 58 infants undergoing surgical resection of a congenital lung lesion...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327608/pregnancy-outcomes-of-women-with-spina-bifida
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Nathalie Auger, Laura Arbour, Mireille E Schnitzer, Jessica Healy-Profitós, Geneviève Nadeau, William D Fraser
PURPOSE: To assess the pregnancy outcomes of women with spina bifida. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed a population-based cohort of 397 pregnant women with spina bifida and 1,083,211 without spina bifida who delivered infants in hospitals in Quebec, Canada, 1989-2013. Outcomes included maternal and infant morbidity and mortality at delivery. We used log-binomial regression models to estimate prevalence ratios (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association of maternal spina bifida with pregnancy outcomes, accounting for maternal characteristics...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327490/fetal-subcutaneous-cells-have-potential-for-autologous-tissue-engineering
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Åsa Ekblad, Magnus Westgren, Magdalena Fossum, Cecilia Götherström
BACKGROUND: Major congenital malformations affect up to 3% of newborns. Infants with prenatally diagnosed soft tissue defects should benefit from having autologous tissue readily available for surgical implantation in the perinatal period. In this study, we investigate fetal subcutaneous cells (fSC) as cellular source for tissue engineering. METHODS: Fetal subcutaneous biopsies were collected from elective terminations at gestational week 20-21. Cells were isolated, expanded and characterized in vitro...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325785/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-children-with-ductal-dependent-congenital-heart-disease-and-esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Kriti Puri, Shaine A Morris, Carlos M Mery, Yunfei Wang, Brady S Moffett, Jeffrey S Heinle, J Ruben Rodriguez, Lara S Shekerdemian, Antonio G Cabrera
BACKGROUND: Extracardiac birth defects are associated with worse outcomes in congenital heart disease (CHD). The impact of esophageal atresia/trachea-esophageal fistula (EA/TEF) on outcomes after surgery for ductal-dependent CHD is unknown. METHODS: Retrospective matched cohort study using the Pediatric Health Information System database from 07/2004 to 06/2015. Hospitalizations with ductal-dependent CHD and EA/TEF, undergoing CHD surgery were included as cases...
January 8, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325266/-analysis-of-649-cases-of-stillbirth-in-third-trimester
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M N Hu, Y Zhang, W Zhao
Objective: To analyze the risk factors of stillbirth in third trimester. Methods: Clinical data of 649 cases of stillbirth in third trimester were analyzed retrospectively in 22 hospitals of Haidian district from October 2011 to September 2016, including the incidence, the maternal profile, the perinatal care during pregnancy and the causes of stillbirth. Results: (1) The incidence of stillbirth in third trimester in Haidian district from October 2011 to September 2016 was 0.293%(649/221 845). While the incidence in floating pregnant women (0...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324733/antibiotics-dispensed-to-privately-insured-pregnant-women-with-urinary-tract-infections-united-states-2014
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Elizabeth C Ailes, April D Summers, Emmy L Tran, Suzanne M Gilboa, Kathryn E Arnold, Dana Meaney-Delman, Jennita Reefhuis
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in about 8% of pregnant women, and untreated UTIs can have serious consequences, including pyelonephritis, preterm labor, low birth weight, and sepsis (1). Pregnant women are typically screened for UTIs during early pregnancy, and those with bacteriuria are treated with antibiotics (1,2). Antibiotic stewardship is critical to improving patient safety and to combating antibiotic resistance. Because of the potential risk for birth defects, including anencephaly, heart defects, and orofacial clefts, associated with use of sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin during pregnancy (3), a 2011 committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin may be prescribed in the first trimester of pregnancy only when other antimicrobial therapies are deemed clinically inappropriate (4)...
January 12, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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