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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779040/association-between-unexplained-thickened-nuchal-translucency-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
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Santee Tiyatha, Sirinart Sirilert, Ratanaporn Sekararithi, Theera Tongsong
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between unexplained increased nuchal translucency (INT) and adverse pregnancy outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prospective database of our fetal down screening project was accessed to retrieve the records with NT measurement and complete follow-up. Pregnancies with pre-existing medical diseases, fetal chromosomal or structural abnormalities were excluded. The selected pregnancies were classified into the INT groups (> 95th percentile), the normal (< 95th percentile) group...
May 19, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778808/maternal-treatment-with-a-placental-targeted-antioxidant-mitoq-impacts-offspring-cardiovascular-function-in-a-rat-model-of-prenatal-hypoxia
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Mais M Aljunaidy, Jude S Morton, Raven Kirschenman, Tom Phillips, C Patrick Case, Christy-Lynn M Cooke, Sandra T Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction, a common consequence of prenatal hypoxia, is a leading cause of fetal morbidity and mortality with a significant impact on population health. Hypoxia may increase placental oxidative stress and lead to an abnormal release of placental-derived factors, which are emerging as potential contributors to developmental programming. Nanoparticle-linked drugs are emerging as a novel method to deliver therapeutics targeted to the placenta and avoid risking direct exposure to the fetus...
May 17, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778069/differential-correlations-between-maternal-hair-levels-of-tobacco-and-alcohol-with-fetal-growth-restriction-clinical-subtypes
#3
Sally Sabra, Ebba Malmqvist, Laura Almeida, Eduard Gratacos, Maria Dolores Gomez Roig
Maternal exposure to tobacco and alcohol is a known cause, among others, for fetal growth restriction (FGR). Clinically, FGR can be subclassified into two forms: intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and small for gestational age (SGA), based on the severity of the growth retardation, and abnormal uterine artery Doppler or cerebro-placental ratio. This study aimed at investigating any differential correlation between maternal exposures to these toxins with the two clinical forms of FGR. Therefore, a case-control study was conducted in Barcelona, Spain...
January 4, 2018: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775476/maternal-asthma-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-perinatal-mortality
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Mari Kemppainen, Anna-Maria Lahesmaa-Korpinen, Paula Kauppi, Martti Virtanen, Suvi M Virtanen, Riitta Karikoski, Mika Gissler, Turkka Kirjavainen
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease during pregnancy and it may have influence on pregnancy outcome. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to assess the association between maternal asthma and the perinatal risks as well as possible effects of asthma medication. METHODS: The study was based on a nationwide Finnish register-based cohort between the years 1996 and 2012 in the Drug and Pregnancy Database. The register data comprised 962 405 singleton live and stillbirths, 898 333 (93...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774106/hematopoietic-restricted-ptpn11e76k-reveals-indolent-mpn-progression-in-mice
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Stefan P Tarnawsky, Wen-Mei Yu, Cheng-Kui Qu, Rebecca J Chan, Mervin C Yoder
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) is a pediatric myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) that has a poor prognosis. Somatic mutations in Ptpn11 are the most frequent cause of JMML and they commonly occur in utero . Animal models of mutant Ptpn11 have probed the signaling pathways that contribute to JMML. However, existing models may inappropriately exacerbate MPN features by relying on non-hematopoietic-restricted Cre-loxP strains or transplantations into irradiated recipients. In this study we generate hematopoietic-restricted models of Ptpn11E76K-mediated disease using Csf1r-MCM and Flt3Cre...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770761/low-birth-weight-is-associated-with-increased-fat-intake-in-school-aged-boys
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Adrianne R Bischoff, André K Portella, Catherine Paquet, Roberta Dalle Molle, Aida Faber, Narendra Arora, Robert D Levitan, Patrícia P Silveira, Laurette Dube
Evidence suggests that both high and low birth weight children have increased the risk for obesity and the metabolic syndrome in adulthood. Previously we have found altered feeding behaviour and food preferences in pre-school children and adults born with low birth weight. In this study, we investigated if birth weight was associated with different intake of fat, carbohydrate and/or protein at 6-12 years of age. This is a cross-sectional study where 255 guardians answered online and telephone questions including anthropometrics and demographic data, parental family food rules (food control, encouragement and restriction) and a complete web-based FFQ for their children (130 boys and 125 girls)...
June 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770755/body-composition-during-early-infancy-and-developmental-progression-from-1-to-5-years-of-age-the-infant-anthropometry-and-body-composition-iabc-cohort-study-among-ethiopian-children
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Mubarek Abera, Markos Tesfaye, Bitiya Admassu, Charlotte Hanlon, Christian Ritz, Rasmus Wibaek, Kim F Michaelsen, Henrik Friis, Jonathan C Wells, Gregers S Andersen, Tsinuel Girma, Pernille Kæstel
Early nutrition and growth have been found to be important early exposures for later development. Studies of crude growth in terms of weight and length/height, however, cannot elucidate how body composition (BC) might mediate associations between nutrition and later development. In this study, we aimed to examine the relation between fat mass (FM) or fat-free mass (FFM) tissues at birth and their accretion during early infancy, and later developmental progression. In a birth cohort from Ethiopia, 455 children who have BC measurement at birth and 416 who have standardised rate of BC growth during infancy were followed up for outcome variable, and were included in the statistical analysis...
June 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764231/important-considerations-in-pregnant-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
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Gabriella Moroni, Claudio Ponticelli
In the last few decades, identification of predictors of pregnancy outcome and appropriate pregnancy planning have significantly reduced the maternal and fetal risks in pregnant women with lupus nephritis. Areas covered: Successful pregnancies have been reported even in women with chronic renal disease and renal insufficiency. However, refractory hypertension and severe renal or cardiac chronic dysfunction are still considered contraindications to pregnancy. Pre-term delivery and fetal growth restriction may still occur in SLE patients more frequently than in healthy women, even in pregnancies regularly planned and monitored by a team of nephrologists and gynaecologists...
May 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763648/autism-spectrum-disorder-classification-diagnosis-and-therapy
#9
REVIEW
Samata R Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I Tarazi
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The new diagnostic criteria of ASD focuses on two core domains: social communication impairment and restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. The prevalence of ASD has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with current estimates reaching up to 1 in 36 children. Hereditary factors, parental history of psychiatric disorders, pre-term births, and fetal exposure to psychotropic drugs or insecticides have all been linked to higher risk of ASD...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763608/early-prognostic-factors-of-outcomes-in-monochorionic-twin-pregnancy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fiona L Mackie, Matthew J Hall, R Katie Morris, Mark D Kilby
OBJECTIVE: Assess ability of first trimester pregnancy related factors (ultrasound measurements, maternal characteristics, biomarkers) to predict complications in monochorionic twin pregnancies DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Registration of Controlled Trials and Research Registers, and Google Scholar, from inception to 12 May 2017. Grey literature and bibliographies of articles were checked. STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Studies that reported ultrasound measurements, maternal characteristics, or potential biomarkers, measured in the first trimester in monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies, where the potential prognostic ability between the variable and twin-twin transfusion syndrome, growth restriction, or intrauterine fetal death could be assessed...
May 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759932/examining-the-link-between-placental-pathology-growth-restriction-and-stillbirth
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REVIEW
Robert M Silver
Stillbirth, often defined as death of a fetus ≥20 weeks of gestation, is emotionally devastating for families and caregivers. It is often associated with fetal growth restriction (FGR). Indeed, FGR or small-for-gestational age fetus (SGA) is a major risk factor for stillbirth. In rare cases, this is due to genetic abnormalities or infections. However, in most cases, it is linked to placental insufficiency. This may be due to abnormal placental development or placental damage, thereby resulting in decreased blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients to the fetus...
March 26, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759106/stage-specific-feed-intake-restriction-differentially-regulates-placental-traits-and-proteome-of-goats
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Qiongxian Yan, Juanzhi Xu, Xiaosong Wu, Dingding Su, Zhiliang Tan
A total of twenty-four healthy twin-bearing Liuyang black goats were allocated to two trials. In Trial 1, twelve goats received either the control diet (CG, n 6, 100 % feed) or restricted diet (RG, n 6, 60 % feed of CG) from gestation days 26 to 65 after synchronisation. In Trial 2, the remaining goats were randomly and equally divided into two treatments: CG and RG from days 95 to 125 of gestation. Placental traits, fetal weight, serum parameters, nitric oxide (NO), angiogenesis gene expression and cotyledon proteome were measured at the end of each trial...
May 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758458/effects-of-maternal-nutrient-restriction-followed-by-realimentation-during-early-and-mid-gestation-in-beef-cows-ii-placental-development-umbilical-blood-flow-and-uterine-blood-flow-responses-to-diet-alterations
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L E Camacho, C O Lemley, S T Dorsam, K C Swanson, K A Vonnahme
The objectives were to examine the effects of maternal nutrient restriction followed by realimentation during early to mid-gestation on placental development and uterine and umbilical hemodynamics in the beef cow. On day 30 of pregnancy, multiparous, non-lactating beef cows (620.5 ± 11.3 kg) were assigned to 1 of 2 dietary treatments: control (C; 100% National Research Council [NRC] recommendations; n = 18) and restricted (R; 60% NRC; n = 30). On day 85, cows were slaughtered (C, n = 6; R, n = 6), remained on control (CC; n = 12) and restricted (RR; n = 12), or were realimented to control (RC; n = 11)...
April 24, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757275/isolation-of-primary-human-decidual-cells-from-the-fetal-membranes-of-term-placentae
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Tali Farine, Michael Parsons, Stephen Lye, Oksana Shynlova
The decidua, also known as the pregnant endometrium, is a critically important reproductive tissue. Decidual cells, comprised mainly of decidualized stromal cells and immune cells, are responsible for the secretion of hormonal and inflammatory factors which are critical for successful blastocyst implantation, placental development and play a role in the initiation of labor at term and preterm. Many pregnancy complications can arise from perturbations of a fine balance of different cell populations comprising decidua...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757138/prenatal-non-invasive-foetal-rhd-genotyping-diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-test-as-a-guide-for-appropriate-administration-of-antenatal-anti-d-immunoprophylaxis
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Silvia Manfroi, Chiara Calisesi, Pietro Fagiani, Annalisa Gabriele, Gianluca Lodi, Simonetta Nucci, Susanna Pelliconi, Laura Righini, Vanda Randi
BACKGROUND: Foetal RHD genotyping can be predicted by real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) using cell-free foetal DNA extracted from maternal plasma. The object of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy and feasibility of non-invasive RHD foetal genotyping, using a commercial multiple-exon assay, as a guide to appropriate administration of targeted antenatal immunoprophylaxis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cell-free foetal DNA was extracted from plasma of RhD-negative women between 11-30 weeks of pregnancy...
April 9, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756643/isolated-premature-restriction-or-closure-of-foramen-ovale-in-fetuses-echocardiographic-characteristics-and-outcome
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Xiaoyan Gu, Ye Zhang, Jiancheng Han, Xiaowei Liu, Shuping Ge, Yihua He
BACKGROUND: Premature restriction or closure of foramen ovale (FO) in otherwise structurally normal hearts may be associated with right ventricular dilation, tricuspid regurgitation, pericardial effusion, heart failure, even poor perinatal outcomes. Data about these rare conditions are lacking. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the echocardiographic records of 9704 fetuses seen from 2010 to 2014 in Beijing Anzhen Hospital, a regional and national referral center, to ascertain the presence of restriction or closure of FO...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755036/pregnancy-related-risk-factors-are-associated-with-a-significant-burden-of-treated-hypertension-within-10-years-of-delivery-findings-from-a-population-based-norwegian-cohort
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Grace M Egeland, Svetlana Skurtveit, Anne Cathrine Staff, Geir Egil Eide, Anne-Kjersti Daltveit, Kari Klungsøyr, Lill Trogstad, Per M Magnus, Anne Lise Brantsæter, Margaretha Haugen
BACKGROUND: The association between pregnancy complications and women's later cardiovascular disease has, primarily, been evaluated in studies lacking information on important covariates. This report evaluates the prospective associations between pregnancy-related risk factors (preeclampsia/eclampsia, gestational hypertension, pregestational and gestational diabetes mellitus, preterm delivery, and fetal growth restriction) and pharmacologically treated hypertension within 10 years after pregnancy, while adjusting for a wide range of covariates...
May 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753845/gestational-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-exposure-causes-fetal-intrauterine-growth-restriction-through-disturbing-placental-thyroid-hormone-receptor-signaling
#18
Zhen Yu, Yan Han, Ru Shen, Kun Huang, Yuan-Yuan Xu, Qu-Nan Wang, Shan-Shan Zhou, De-Xiang Xu, Fang-Biao Tao
Previous study reported that gestational Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exposure caused fetal intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). We aimed to investigate the role of placental thyroid hormone receptor (THR) signaling in DEHP-induced IUGR. Dams were treated with DEHP (50 or 200 mg/kg) by gavage daily throughout pregnancy. As expected, gestational DEHP exposure dose-dependently caused fetal IUGR. The mRNA levels of placental Thrα1 and Thrβ1 were reduced and nuclear translocation of placental THRα1 and THRβ1 were suppressed in DEHP-exposed mice even though thyroid hormones in maternal and fetal sera were unaffected...
May 10, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753694/physiological-adaptation-of-the-growth-restricted-fetus
#19
REVIEW
Karel Maršál
The growth-restricted fetus in utero is exposed to a hostile environment and suffers undernutrition and hypoxia. To cope with the stress, the fetus changes its physiological functions. These adaptive changes aid intrauterine survival; however, they can lead to permanent functional and structural changes that can contribute to the development of serious chronic diseases later in life. Epigenetic mechanisms are an important part of the pathophysiological processes behind this "developmental origin of adult diseases...
February 24, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752389/pregnancy-in-women-with-a-fontan-circulation-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#20
Alvaro Garcia Ropero, Shankar Baskar, Jolien W Roos Hesselink, Andrea Girnius, Dominica Zentner, Lorna Swan, Magalie Ladouceur, Nicole Brown, Gruschen R Veldtman
BACKGROUND: The Fontan operation has provided life-saving palliation and adult survival for individuals born with single ventricle physiology. Many now seek advice about safe pregnancy. Little data are, however, available, consisting mainly of anecdotal experience and small series. This article seeks to review the published literature and identify lessons learnt from this collective experience. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a systematic review to evaluate maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnancy in women with a Fontan circulation...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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