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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165117/effects-of-intrauterine-exposures-to-polychlorinated-biphenyls-methylmercury-and-lead-on-birth-weight-in-japanese-male-and-female-newborns
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Nozomi Tatsuta, Naoyuki Kurokawa, Kunihiko Nakai, Keita Suzuki, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Katsuyuki Murata, Hiroshi Satoh
BACKGROUND: The effects of prenatal exposures to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), methylmercury, and lead on birth weight remain disputable. The aim of this study was to investigate whether these chemicals affect birth weight of Japanese newborns, with special emphasis on determining whether these effects differ between males and females. METHODS: The subjects from Tohoku Study of Child Development, which was designed to examine the developmental effects of prenatal exposures to such hazardous chemicals, were 489 mother-newborn pairs with complete data including smoking habit during pregnancy...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164086/a-novel-missense-mutation-of-the-nsd1-gene-associated-with-overgrowth-in-three-generations-of-an-italian-family-case-report-differential-diagnosis-and-review-of-mutations-of-nsd1-gene-in-familial-sotos-syndrome
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Gianluigi Laccetta, Francesca Moscuzza, Angela Michelucci, Andrea Guzzetta, Sara Lunardi, Francesca Lorenzoni, Paolo Ghirri
Sotos syndrome (SoS) is characterized by overgrowth of prenatal onset, learning disability, and characteristic facial appearance; it is usually due to haploinsufficiency of NSD1 gene at chromosome 5q35. An Italian child was born at 37 weeks of gestation (weight 2,910 g, 25th-50th centiles; length 50 cm, 75th centile; head circumference 36 cm, 97th centile) showing cryptorchidism on the right side, hypertelorism, dolichocephaly, broad and prominent forehead, and narrow jaw; the pregnancy was worsened by maternal preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, and his mother had a previous history of four early miscarriages...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162955/diagnosis-and-management-of-cornual-pregnancies-from-2002-to-2015-at-a-tertiary-referral-centre-in-south-india-insights-from-introspection
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Vijaya B Bayyarapu, Sirisha R Gundabattula
Purpose: Interstitial, angular and rudimentary horn pregnancies have all been referred to as cornual pregnancies despite definite diagnostic criteria. Angular pregnancies can be followed up expectantly under close surveillance while interstitial and rudimentary horn pregnancies are terminated by medical or surgical methods. This study aimed to assess accuracy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of 'cornual pregnancy' and evaluate management. Methods: Data pertaining to clinical features, ultrasound findings and treatment modalities of the aforementioned conditions between January 2002 and December 2015 at a tertiary perinatal centre were retrieved from the medical records...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162950/intrauterine-insemination-fundamentals-revisited
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EDITORIAL
Gautam N Allahbadia
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an assisted conception technique that involves the deposition of a processed semen sample in the upper uterine cavity, overcoming natural barriers to sperm ascent in the female reproductive tract. It is a cost-effective, noninvasive first-line therapy for selected patients with functionally normal tubes, and infertility due to a cervical factor, anovulation, moderate male factor, unexplained factors, immunological factor, and ejaculatory disorders with clinical pregnancy rates per cycle ranging from 10 to 20%...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161752/prenatal-megacystis-is-prediction-of-outcome-and-renal%C3%A2-function-possible
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Regina Tschannen, Rita Gobet, Josef Wisser
Objective To assess prenatal prognostic criteria for fetuses with megacystis in order to counsel parents. Methods In a retrospective observational study at a single tertiary referral center, we assessed the clinical course of 53 fetuses with megacystis cared for at the Department of Obstetrics of the University Hospital Zurich between 1995 and 2008 and followed them up for 2 to 12 years. We determined fetal karyotype, amniotic fluid volume and fetal urinary biochemistry as prenatal prognostic factors...
November 21, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160594/leptin-action-in-normal-and-pathological-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Ayelén Toro, Teresa Vilariño-García, Julieta Maymó, Pilar Guadix, José L Dueñas, Manuel Fernández-Sánchez, Cecilia Varone, Víctor Sánchez-Margalet
Leptin is now considered an important signalling molecule of the reproductive system, as it regulates the production of gonadotrophins, the blastocyst formation and implantation, the normal placentation, as well as the foeto-placental communication. Leptin is a peptide hormone secreted mainly by adipose tissue, and the placenta is the second leptin-producing tissue in humans. Placental leptin is an important cytokine which regulates placental functions in an autocrine or paracrine manner. Leptin seems to play a crucial role during the first stages of pregnancy as it modulates critical processes such as proliferation, protein synthesis, invasion and apoptosis in placental cells...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159891/the-experience-of-sexuality-in-adults-with-intellectual-disability
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M D Gil-Llario, V Morell-Mengual, R Ballester-Arnal, I Díaz-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disability have the same sexual needs as those without any disability, yet their sexuality is often restricted by reluctant attitudes and/or fears based on irrational beliefs. The aim of this study is to describe and analyse different areas of sexuality in adults with mild or moderate intellectual disability. METHOD: The sample consisted of 180 men and 180 women attending occupational centres. All the participants were administered a questionnaire about sexuality adapted to their characteristics...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159753/homosexual-sons-and-the-fraternal-birth-order-effect-the-role-of-elevated-maternal-intrauterine-testosterone
#8
William H James, Victor Grech
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157289/vitamin-c-plus-hydrogel-facilitates-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-mediated-endometrium-regeneration-in-rats
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Huan Yang, Su Wu, Ran Feng, Junjiu Huang, Lixiang Liu, Feng Liu, Yuqing Chen
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine adhesion (IUA) is a common uterine cavity disease which can be caused by mechanical damage that may eventually lead to infertility and pregnancy abnormalities. Since the effect of therapeutic drugs appears disappointing, cell therapy has emerged as an alternative choice for endometrium regeneration. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the combination of hydrogel Pluronic F-127 (PF-127), Vitamin C (Vc), and a bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) mixture could be a feasible strategy to improve the endometrial regeneration in a mechanical damage model of IUA in rats...
November 21, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157196/perinatal-outcomes-of-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ghana
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Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Michael Y Ntumy, Samuel A Obed, Joseph D Seffah
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy remain a major global health issue not only because of the associated high adverse maternal outcomes but there is a close accompaniment of significant perinatal morbidity and mortality especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, the perinatal burden of HDP in Ghana has not been explored. We conducted this study to determine the perinatal outcomes of HDP at a tertiary hospital in Ghana. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted between January to February 2013 at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157099/the-association-of-first-trimester-uterine-arteries-doppler-velocimetry-with-different-clinical-phenotypes-of-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-study
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Tamara Stampalija, Lorenzo Monasta, Daniela D Di Martino, Mariachiara Quadrifoglio, Leila Lo Bello, Giuseppina D'Ottavio, Sara Zullino, Cristina Mastroianni, Daniela Casati, Valentina Signorelli, Eleonora Rosti, Vera Cecotti, Matteo Ceccarello, Enrico Ferrazzi
INTRODUCTION: Current classification of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is mostly based on temporal classification differentiating HDP according to early and late onset of the disease. However, epidemiological and clinical data suggest that there are two different clinical phenotypes of HDP that coexist at any gestational age: HDP associated to intrauterine growth restriction (HDP-IUGR) and HDP associated to appropriate for gestational age fetal growth (HDP-AGAf). The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of first trimester uterine arteries (UtA) by Doppler velocimetry, and maternal risk factors with HDP according to two different classifications: one based on gestational age at delivery (early- and late-HDP), and one based on longitudinal ultrasound evaluation of fetal growth (HDP-IUGR and HDP-AGAf), independently of the gestational age...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157066/association-between-small-for-gestational-age-and-low-birth-weight-with-attention-deficit-and-impaired-executive-functions-in-3-6-years-old-children
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M Shariat, J Gharaee, H Dalili, Y Mohammadzadeh, Sh Ansari, Z Farahani
BACKGROUND: Behavioral disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are frequently reported among children with history of small body size at birth and disproportionate intrauterine growth retardation. The current study aimed to investigate some factors like executive functions and attention deficit in children with history of Small for gestational age (SGA) and /or Low Birth Weight (LBW) at birth. METHODS: A historical cohort study was done and 3-6 years old preschool children (with past history of SGA/LBW) from some kindergartens and health centers were selected...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157047/neurological-development-of-children-born-to-mothers-after-kidney-transplantation
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Joanna Schreiber-Zamora, Szpotańska-Sikorska Monika, Agnieszka Drozdowska-Szymczak, Natalia Czaplińska, Bronisława Pietrzak, Mirosław Wielgos, Bożena Kociszewska-Najman
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies after kidney transplantation are at high risk of complications such as preterm birth and foetal growth restriction. Until now, the impact of these factors on neurological development of children born to transplant mothers has not been established. AIMS: A comparison of neurological examinations performed in 36 children of kidney transplant women (study group) and 36 children born to healthy mothers (control group). The children from both groups were born at a similar gestational age and in the similar time period from 12/1996 to 09/2012...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157035/a-new-approach-to-fertility-preserving-surgery-in-patients-with-placenta-accretaplacenta-accreta
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Sergey Barinov, Yuliya Tirskaya, Irina Medyannikova, Irina Shamina, Inna Shavkun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a novel combined surgical approach utilising: (1) two autonomous balloon Zhukovsky catheters (vaginal and uterine), (2) bilateral ligation of the descending uterine artery branches, (3) external supraplacental pleated sutures, and (4) either excision of a small area of placenta accreta or full metroplasty, for the management of uterine bleeding associated with placenta accreta of various severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included medical records of 92 pregnant women with placenta accreta undergoing caesarean section...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156933/-prevention-of-obesity-from-perinatal-stage
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Rosa Mª Martínez García, Ana Isabel Jiménez Ortega, Heldry González Torres, Rosa María Ortega
Obesity is one of the major health problems and a determining factor in the prevalence of diseases such as metabolic syndrome, asthma, sleep apnea, infertility and various types of cancer. Its origin is multifactorial, involving genetic, socioeconomic and environmental factors. These last ones contribute mostly to explain the current epidemic growth of this disease. The sedentary lifestyle, inadequate diet, lack of sleep, alterations in intestinal microbiota and stress are factors related to its development...
October 15, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155986/prenatal-high-estradiol-exposure-induces-sex-specific-and-dietarily-reversible-insulin-resistance-through-decreased-hypothalamic-insr
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Hui-Hui Wang, Cheng-Liang Zhou, Min Lv, Qian Yang, Ju-Xue Li, Min Hou, Jing Lin, Xin-Mei Liu, Yan-Ting Wu, Jian-Zhong Sheng, He-Feng Huang
Adverse intrauterine environment may induce adult disease in offspring, but the mechanisms are not well understood. It is reported that fresh embryo transfer (ET) in assisted reproductive technology presents extra-high maternal estradiol (E2) and prenatal high E2 exposure increases the risk of organ disorders in later life. We found male newborns and children of fresh ET showed increased fasting insulin and the homeostasis model of assessment for insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR). Prenatal high E2 exposed (HE) male mice grew heavier than control and developed insulin resistance, they also showed increased food intake with enhanced orexigenic hypothalamic neuropeptide Y (NPY) expression...
November 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155781/application-of-aorta-gonad-mesonephros-explant-culture-system-in-developmental-hematopoiesis
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Junhua Lv, Feng Liu
The limitation of using mouse embryos for hematopoiesis studies is the added inconvenience in operations, which is largely due to the intrauterine development of the embryo. Although genetic data from knockout (KO) mice are convincing, it is not realistic to generate KO mice for all genes as needed. In addition, performing in vivo rescue experiments to consolidate the data obtained from KO mice is not convenient. To overcome these limitations, the Aorta-Gonad-Mesonephros (AGM) explant culture was developed as an appropriate system to study hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) development...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153687/influence-of-non-dipping-pattern-of-blood-pressure-in-gestational-hypertension-on-maternal-cardiac-function-hemodynamics-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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A Ilic, D J Ilic, S Tadic, M Stefanovic, A Stojsic-Milosavljevic, K Pavlovic, A Redzek, L Velicki
BACKGROUND: An association between gestational hypertension (GH) and changes of maternal cardiac function was previously reported. AIM: The study assessed the effect of non-dipping pattern of blood pressure (BP) in GH on haemodynamic function and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). METHODS: This study included 126 women (91 with GH and 35 normotensive controls). Based on the BP values measured by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), all hypertensive women were classified in dipper (46 women) or in non-dipper group (45 women)...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153466/focal-boost-to-residual-gross-tumor-volume-in-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-a-feasibility-study
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Niluja Thiruthaneeswaran, Nicki Groom, Gerry Lowe, Linda Bryant, Peter J Hoskin
PURPOSE: Image-guided plan optimization with MRI and CT for interstitial and intracavitary brachytherapy is an established technique in treating cervical cancer. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of boosting the dose to the residual gross tumor volume (GTV-Tres) to 140% of the high-risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV) prescription. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Brachytherapy plans from 50 consecutive patients were analyzed in this study. All received external beam radiotherapy followed by brachytherapy (6 Gy × 4 fraction or 7 Gy × 4 fraction to HR-CTV)...
November 15, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153362/in-vivo-assessment-of-placental-elasticity-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction-by-shear-wave-elastography
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Hatice Arioz Habibi, Ebru Alici Davutoglu, Sedat Giray Kandemirli, Mine Aslan, Aysegul Ozel, Ayse Kalyoncu Ucar, Pinar Zeytun, Riza Madazli, Ibrahim Adaletli
PURPOSE: In this study, we evaluated the placental elasticity in vivo by shear-wave elastography in pregnant women under follow-up for intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and compared the elasticity values to normal pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included 42 pregnant women with a possible diagnosis of intrauterine growth restriction based on obstetrical grayscale and Doppler ultrasonography and 42 women with a normal pregnancy during the 2nd and 3rd trimester...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
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