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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718213/safety-and-dose-finding-trial-of-tadalafil-administered-for-fetal-growth-restriction-a-phase-1-clinical-study
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Michiko Kubo, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shintaro Maki, Masafumi Nii, Nao Murabayashi, Kazuhiro Osato, Yuki Kamimoto, Takashi Umekawa, Eiji Kondo, Tomoaki Ikeda
AIM: We designed a safety and dose-finding trial of tadalafil administered for fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS: Three cases were initially commenced on 10 mg/day and monitored for major adverse events. Should a major adverse event be observed in one or more of the three cases, an examination into its relation with tadalafil would be conducted by a safety evaluation committee. If one or more of these new cases exhibited the same adverse event, the trial would be stopped completely...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711366/-contribution-of-chromosomal-microarray-analysis-by-a-multidisciplinary-prenatal-diagnosis-center
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C Bartholmot, E Mousty, F Grosjean, Y Petrov, P Khau Van Kien, J Chiesa, V Letouzey
OBJECTIVE: Chromosomal analysis by array CGH is a cytogenetic technique that has opened its application to prenatal diagnosis in recent years. The main objective of the study was to analyze the contribution for couples using chromosomal analysis by array CGH in a CPDPN. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 2015 in a CPDPN. All the patients with array CGH analysis were included in the study. The analysis indications were CN≥3.5mm, ultrasound signs, intra-uterine growth retardation and fetal deaths...
July 12, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711179/immediate-birth-an-analysis-of-women-and-their-babies-undergoing-time-critical-birth-in-a-tertiary-referral-obstetric-hospital
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M H Warren, J Kamania, A T Dennis
BACKGROUND: At our institution, the emergency obstetric 'code green' activates the system for immediate birth, usually by caesarean section. This study aimed to determine the incidence of immediate birth, indications, modes of anaesthesia, and short-term neonatal and maternal outcomes. METHOD: A review was performed for all women at the Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Australia who underwent immediate birth over a two-year period: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708899/the-cost-effectiveness-of-a-quality-improvement-program-to-reduce-maternal-and-fetal-mortality-in-a-regional-referral-hospital-in-accra-ghana
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David M Goodman, Rohit Ramaswamy, Marc Jeuland, Emmanuel K Srofenyoh, Cyril M Engmann, Adeyemi J Olufolabi, Medge D Owen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention aimed at reducing maternal and fetal mortality in Accra, Ghana. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, time-sequence intervention, retrospective cost-effectiveness analysis. METHODS: Data were collected on the cost and outcomes of a 5-year Kybele-Ghana Health Service Quality Improvement (QI) intervention conducted at Ridge Regional Hospital, a tertiary referral center in Accra, Ghana, focused on systems, personnel, and communication...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708529/maternal-and-non-maternal-factors-associated-with-late-embryonic-and-early-fetal-losses-in-dairy-cows
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Hany Abdalla, Adel Elghafghuf, Ibrahim Elsohaby, Mohammed A F Nasr
Defining factors associated with embryonic and/or fetal losses will be helpful in overcoming such problem, either by adjusting conditions or applying therapeutic approaches to high-risk cows. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between a number of maternal and non-maternal factors and the risk of late embryonic (LED) and early fetal death (EFD) in dairy herds. Additionally, we investigated the effect of treating pregnant cows either with GnRH on day 26 post-insemination, or GnRH on day 26 plus CIDR insertion between days 26 and 33 post-insemination, on the risk of LED/EFD...
April 4, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707773/sudden-onset-of-pheochromocytoma-multisystem-crisis-at-38%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-resulted-in-intrauterine-fetal-death-a-case-report
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Jun Iwase, Michiko Yamanaka
A 24-year-old woman at 38 weeks of gestation with no past medical history was transferred to our hospital because of acute onset of severe dyspnea. Her conscious level was E4V2M5 on the Glasgow Coma Scale and she displayed stress cardiomyopathy (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) with multiple organ failure. Intrauterine fetal death was confirmed. After immediate application of intubated ventilation, percutaneous cardiopulmonary support and hemodialysis, she was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis. After multidisciplinary team discussion, surgical resection of the left pheochromocytoma was performed on the same day...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705534/neuraxial-labor-analgesia-is-not-an-independent-predictor-of-perineal-lacerations-after-vaginal-delivery-of-patients-with-intrauterine-fetal-demise
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Ji H Lee, Feyce M Peralta, Anna Palatnik, Christina Lewicky Gaupp, Robert J McCarthy
INTRODUCTION: The role of neuraxial labor analgesia in perineal trauma following live births is controversial, and no studies have assessed the association in women delivering an intrauterine fetal demise. We evaluated the relationship between neuraxial labor analgesia and perineal laceration in these patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective case-control study of women with a diagnosis of fetal death after 20weeks of gestation, a vaginal delivery, and an Apgar score of 0 at delivery, during the period from January 2007 through December 2015...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704197/expectant-management-in-di-chorionic-pregnancies-complicated-by-discordant-anomalous-twin
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Paola Algeri, Francesca M Russo, Maddalena Incerti, Sabrina Cozzolino, Francesca Pelizzoni, Davido P Bernasconi, Luca Montanelli, Luca Locatelli, Patrizia Vergani
Fetal malformations are more frequent in twins than in singletons. The aim of our study was to define the influence of a malformed twin on di-chorionic pregnancy outcomes. We performed a retrospective cohort study of di-chorionic pregnancies delivered between 2000 and 2015. Exclusion criteria were: both twins affected by fetal malformations, double intra-uterine fetal death in pregnancies without fetal malformation, selective feticide and therapeutic pregnancy termination. We compared maternal and fetal outcomes of di-chorionic pregnancies not complicated by fetal malformations with pregnancies affected by a single malformed fetus with conservative management...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701259/markers-of-protein-synthesis-are-increased-in-fetal-membranes-and-myometrium-after-human-labour-and-delivery
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Stella Liong, Martha Lappas
Preterm birth remains one of the leading causes of neonatal death. Inflammation and maternal infection are two of the leading aetiological factors for preterm birth. Labour is associated with increased production of proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines and prolabour mediators in human gestational tissues. In non-gestational tissues, synthesis of proinflammatory and prolabour mediators is regulated by components of the protein synthesis machinery. Therefore, in the present study we investigated the effect of human labour on the expression of three protein synthesis markers, namely eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (EEF2K), mitogen-activated protein kinase interacting protein kinase 1 (MKNK1) and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (EIF4E), and their role in regulating inflammation in human gestational tissues...
July 13, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699212/fetal-megacystis-institutional-experience-and-outcomes
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Kiarash Taghavi, Caitlin Sharpe, Mark D Stringer, Jane Zuccollo, Jay Marlow
BACKGROUND: Fetal megacystis is a sonographic feature that may be indicative of several underlying pathologies. Despite advances in diagnosis and management, the overall prognosis of affected fetuses remains poor and about 50% of such pregnancies are terminated. AIMS: To define the frequency, management, survival and renal outcomes of fetal megacystis over nine years at Wellington Hospital, New Zealand. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A nine-year retrospective review of fetuses with an antenatal diagnosis of megacystis was undertaken...
July 12, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699179/colorectal-cancer-stem-cells-acquire-chemoresistance-through-the-upregulation-of-fbxw7-and-the-consequent-degradation-of-c-myc
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Daisuke Izumi, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Keisuke Miyake, Tsugio Eto, Kota Arima, Yuki Kiyozumi, Tomoyuki Uchihara, Junji Kurashige, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida, Masayuki Watanabe, Ajay Goel, Patrick Tan, Hideo Baba
The cancer stem cell (CSC) paradigm suggests that tumors are organized hierarchically. We previously established an LGR5(+) human colorectal cancer stem-cell-enriched cell line (colorectal CSCs) that expresses well-accepted colorectal CSC markers and that can dynamically switch between proliferative and drug-resistant non-cycling states. We performed this study to elucidate the molecular mechanisms responsible for evading cell death in colorectal CSCs mediated by anticancer agents. During the cell cycle arrest caused by anticancer agents, we found that c-Myc expression was substantially decreased in colorectal CSCs...
July 11, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695444/severe-fetal-abnormality-and-outcomes-of-continued-pregnancies-a-french-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Marine Bourdens, Julie Tadonnet, Laura Hostalery, Laurent Renesme, Barthélémy Tosello
Objectives To describe a population choosing to continue with their pregnancy despite being eligible to receive a medical termination of pregnancy (TOP). Methods Nine-year retrospective study of data (01/01/2006 to 31/12/2014) from three French prenatal diagnostic centers describing the perinatal outcomes of these pregnancies. Pregnancies were classified according to etiology and severity of its fetal pathology. Several perinatal parameters were described: maternal characteristics, parental prenatal choices and information on the pregnancy and neonatal outcomes...
July 10, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694481/mechanisms-underlying-neuro-inflammation-and-neurodevelopmental-toxicity-in-the-mouse-neocortex-following-prenatal-exposure-to-ethanol
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Munekazu Komada, Nao Hara, Satoko Kawachi, Kota Kawachi, Nao Kagawa, Tetsuji Nagao, Yayoi Ikeda
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) constitute a wide range of disorders that arise from prenatal exposure to ethanol (EtOH). However, detailed reports regarding the adverse effects of prenatal EtOH exposure on neocortical morphology and its underlying pathogenic mechanisms are limited. In the present study, we aimed to characterize the anatomical abnormalities of neocortical development and their correlation with microglial properties and neuro-inflammation in a mouse model of FASD. We evaluated the development and maturation of the neocortex in ICR mice prenatally exposed to 25% (w/v) EtOH using histological and molecular analyses...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694332/the-ets2-repressor-factor-erf-is-required-for-effective-primitive-and-definitive-hematopoiesis
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Ioanna Peraki, James Palis, George Mavrothalassitis
Erf is a ubiquitously expressed ets-DNA-binding containing transcriptional repressor. Erf haploinsufficiency causes craniosynostosis in human and mice, while its absence in mice leads to failed chorioallantoic fusion and death at E10.5. In this study, we show that Erf is required in all three waves of embryonic hematopoiesis. Mice lacking Erf in embryo proper exhibited severe anemia and died around embryonic day (E) 14.5. Erf epiblast specific knockout embryos had reduced numbers of circulating blood cells from E9...
July 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693432/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-pregnant-women-from-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
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Sanata Bamba, Mamoudou Cissé, Ibrahim Sangaré, Adama Zida, Souleymane Ouattara, Robert T Guiguemdé
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasmosis is one of the common worldwide parasitic zoonosis due to Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy can result in fetal and neonatal death or various congenital defects. The aim of this study was to assess the seroprevalence and risk factors of T. gondii infection in pregnant women following antenatal care (ANC) services at Bobo Dioulasso. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted enrolling a sample of 316 pregnant women attending ANC at centers for maternal and child health of Bobo-Dioulasso town from March 2013 to February 2014...
July 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693354/perinatal-outcomes-of-congenital-heart-disease-after-emergent-neonatal-cardiac-procedures
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Aline Wolter, Helene Holtmann, Andreea Kawecki, Jan Degenhardt, Christian Enzensberger, Oliver Graupner, Hakan Akintürk, Can Yerebakan, Markus Khalil, Dietmar Schranz, Roland Axt-Fliedner
PURPOSE: We compared outcome of neonates with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease presenting in our paediatric heart centre between 2005-05/2015 who underwent an emergent intervention within 48 hours postpartum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 52/111 (46.8%) with emergent intervention, congenital heart disease was diagnosed prenatally, in 59/111 (53.2%) with no specialized fetal echocardiography, diagnosis was made postnatally. In 98/111 (88...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692173/perinatal-and-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-among-term-singletons-following-midcavity-operative-vaginal-delivery-versus-caesarean-delivery
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Giulia M Muraca, Amanda Skoll, Sarka Lisonkova, Yasser Sabr, Rollin Brant, Geoffrey W Cundiff, K S Joseph
OBJECTIVE: To quantify severe perinatal and maternal morbidity/mortality associated with midcavity operative vaginal delivery compared with caesarean delivery. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study. SETTING: British Columbia, Canada. POPULATION: Term, singleton deliveries (2004-2014) by attempted midcavity operative vaginal delivery or caesarean delivery in the second stage of labour, stratified by indication for operative delivery (n=10,901 deliveries; 5,057 indicated for dystocia, 5,844 for fetal distress)...
July 10, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683731/nephron-development-and-extrarenal-features-in-a-child-with-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome-caused-by-null-lamb2-mutations
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Jiro Kino, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Takahisa Kimata, Huan Thanh Nguyen, Yorika Nakano, Noriko Miyake, Naomichi Matsumoto, Kazunari Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is a rare disorder caused by various structural and developmental defects of glomeruli. It occurs typically as an isolated kidney disorder but associates sometimes with other systemic, extrarenal manifestations. CASE PRESENTATIONS: An infant presented with severe CNS, which progressed rapidly to renal failure at age of 3 months and death at 27 months. The clinical phenotypes and genetic causes were studied, including the renal pathology at autopsy...
July 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680606/management-of-fetal-death-complicated-by-placenta-previa-during-the-midtrimester
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Sayuri Nakanishi, Ryosuke Shindo, Shigeru Aoki
Expectant management of fetal death complicated by placenta previa occurring during midtrimester trimester may induce fetal/placental atrophy and decrease uterine blood flow to facilitate vaginal delivery. Our experience with these cases suggests that about 4 weeks of expectant management should be considered as a management strategy.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680470/a-case-of-successfully-managed-pregnancy-in-a-patient-with-complex-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease
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J Y Liu, W K Tan, E L Tan, J L Tan, L K Tan
Medical advances have increased survival of patients with congenital heart disease. However, cardiac disease in pregnancy carries significant maternal and fetal risks, posing enormous challenges to obstetricians. Cyanotic congenital heart disease is associated with maternal complications such as arrhythmias, thromboembolic events and death. Fetal complications include small for gestational age, miscarriage and prematurity. Cyanotic congenital heart disease patients who continue their pregnancies require holistic multidisciplinary team care with early and coordinated planning for delivery...
June 2017: Obstetric Medicine
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