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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324259/protective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-seeds-against-spermatocyte-chromosomal-aberrations-and-genotoxicity-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-mice
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Ashraf M Abdel-Moneim, Amina E Essawy, Sherifa S Hamed, Ashgan A Abou-Gabal, Aglal A Alzergy
Nigella sativa is a well-known dietary antioxidant and a valuable inhibitor of clastogenesis and carcinogenesis. The purpose of the present work was to investigate the effects of N. sativa seeds against chromosomal aberrations in primary spermatocytes and early embryonic lethality induced by CCl4 hepatotoxin in Swiss albino mice. One hundred male Swiss albino mice were randomly divided into five groups. Groups I, II, and III received only normal saline, olive oil, and aqueous suspension of N. sativa seeds (50 mg/kg b...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323976/protective-effects-of-fetal-zone-steroids-are-comparable-to-estradiol-in-hyperoxia-induced-cell-death-of-immature-glia
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Stephanie Hübner, Donna E Sunny, Christine Pöhlke, Johanna Ruhnau, Antje Vogelgesang, Bettina Reich, Matthias Heckmann
Impaired neurodevelopment in preterm infants is caused by prematurity itself; however, hypoxia/ischemia, inflammation, and hyperoxia contribute to the extent of impairment. Because preterm birth is accompanied by a dramatic decrease in 17β-estradiol (E2) and progesterone, preliminary clinical studies have been carried out to substitute these steroids in preterm infants; however, they failed to confirm significantly improved neurological outcomes. We therefore hypothesized that the persistently high postnatal production of fetal zone steroids (mainly dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)) until term could interfere with E2-mediated protection...
March 3, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317612/hormonal-electrolytic-and-electrocardiographic-evaluations-in-bitches-with-eutocia-and-dystocia
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Carla Regina Barbieri Simões, Flávia Gardilin Vassalo, Maria Lúcia Gomes Lourenço, Fabiana Ferreira de Souza, Eunice Oba, Mateus José Sudano, Nereu Carlos Prestes
The objective of the study was to assess clinical alterations, electrocardiographic, hematological, biochemical, hemogasometric, electrolytic, and hormone plasma concentrations in bitches with eutocia and dystocia. Overall, 28 bitches (dystocia, n = 22 and eutocia, n = 6) were assessed. The evaluations were performed at 2 time points, M1 (1 hour prepartum-eutocia group and cesarean or clinical intervention-dystocia group) and M2 (postpartum-eutocia or dystocia group and anesthetic recovery-dystocia group). The main clinical finding was the hypothermia (mean: 36...
December 2016: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303207/management-strategies-for-neoplastic-and-vascular-brain-lesions-presenting-during-pregnancy-a-series-of-29-patients
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Celestino Esteves Pereira, Jose Carlos Lynch
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of a brain tumor or intracranial vascular lesion during pregnancy is a rare event, but when it happens, it jeopardizes the lives of both the mother and infant. It also creates challenges of a neurosurgical, obstetric, and ethical nature. A multidisciplinary approach should be used for their care. METHODS: Between 1986 and 2015, 12 pregnant women diagnosed with brain tumors and 17 women with intracranial vascular lesion underwent treatment at the Neurosurgery Department of the Servidores do Estado Hospital and Rede D'Or/São Luis...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301886/geburtshilfe-hypertensive-erkrankungen-in-der-schwangerschaft
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Bigna S Buddeberg, Thierry Girard
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the most common complications in pregnancy. They are associated with a high maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. 99 % of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, but we should not forget that even in highly developed countries mothers still die from the complications of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. This term encompasses chronic hypertension as well as pregnancy specific disorders such as gestational hypertension and preeclampsia...
March 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301484/health-facility-service-availability-and-readiness-for-intrapartum-and-immediate-postpartum-care-in-malawi-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Naoko Kozuki, Lolade Oseni, Angella Mtimuni, Reena Sethi, Tambudzai Rashidi, Fannie Kachale, Barbara Rawlins, Shivam Gupta
This analysis seeks to identify strengths and gaps in the existing facility capacity for intrapartum and immediate postpartum fetal and neonatal care, using data collected as a part of Malawi's Helping Babies Breath program evaluation. From August to September 2012, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) conducted a cross-sectional survey in 84 Malawian health facilities to capture current health facility service availability and readiness and health worker capacity and practice pertaining to labor, delivery, and immediate postpartum care...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295775/comparative-study-of-conventional-and-virtual-autopsy-using-postmortem-mri-in-the-phenotypic-characterization-of-stillbirths-and-malformed-fetuses
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Mohan Shruthi, Neerja Gupta, Manisha Jana, Asit R Mridha, Atin Kumar, Ramesh Agarwal, Raju Sharma, Dipika Deka, Arun Kumar Gupta, Madhulika Kabra
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively compare conventional and virtual autopsy using postmortem-MRI in the phenotypic characterization of stillbirths and malformed fetuses and their acceptability to parents. METHODS: We performed whole body postmortem-MRI (1.5T) prior to conventional autopsy in 43 fetuses/still births (≥20 weeks of gestation) after excluding maternal causes of fetal death. With conventional autopsy as gold standard, postmortem-MRI findings were assessed and compared...
March 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292546/novel-insights-into-host-responses-and-reproductive-pathophysiology-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-caused-by-prrsv-2
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REVIEW
John C S Harding, Andrea Ladinig, Predrag Novakovic, Susan E Detmer, Jamie M Wilkinson, Tianfu Yang, Joan K Lunney, Graham S Plastow
A large challenge experiment using North American porcine reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV-2) provided new insights into the pathophysiology of reproductive PRRS. Deep phenotyping of dams and fetuses identified maternal and fetal predictors of PRRS severity and resilience. PRRSV infection resulted in dramatic decreases in all leukocyte subsets by 2days post inoculation. Apoptosis in the interface region was positively related to endometrial vasculitis, viral load in endometrium and fetal thymus, and odds of meconium staining...
March 2, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292463/key-players-of-the-necroptosis-pathway-ripk1-and-sirt2-are-altered-in-placenta-from-preeclampsia-and-fetal-growth-restriction
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Natalie J Hannan, Sally Beard, Natalie K Binder, Kenji Onda, Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino, Qi Chen, Laura Tuohey, Manarangi De Silva, Stephen Tong
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) and fetal growth restriction (FGR) are among the leading causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Placental insufficiency is central to these conditions. The mechanisms underlying placental insufficiency are poorly understood. Apoptosis has long been considered the only form of regulated cell death, recent research has identified an alternate process of programmed cell death known as necroptosis [1]. Necroptosis is distinct from apoptosis, relying on the deacetylase sirtuin-2 [2], receptor interacting kinases RIPK1 and 3, and the pseudokinase MLKL [3]...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291236/acute-fatty-liver-disease-of-pregnancy-updates-in-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Joy Liu, Tara T Ghaziani, Jacqueline L Wolf
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is an obstetric emergency characterized by maternal liver failure and may have complications for the mother and fetus, including death. This review examines recent literature on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Pathogenesis of this disease has been linked to defects in fatty acid metabolism during pregnancy, especially in the setting of fetal genetic defects in fatty acid oxidation. The value of screening all patients for these genetic defects remains to be determined...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286050/the-role-of-maternal-age-in-twin-pregnancy-outcomes
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Amelia S McLennan, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Zainab Siddiq, Mary E D'Alton, Alexander M Friedman
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on how maternal age is related to twin pregnancy outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between maternal age and risk for preterm birth, fetal death, and neonatal death in the setting of twin pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: This population-based study of US birth, fetal death, and period linked birth-infant death files from 2007-2013 evaluated neonatal outcomes for twin pregnancies. Maternal age was categorized as 15 to 17, 18 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, and ≥40 years of age...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282773/association-of-periodontitis-with-preterm-birth-and-low-birth-weight-a-comprehensive-review
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Alberto Puertas, Antonio Magan-Fernandez, Vanessa Blanc, Laura Revelles, Francisco O'Valle, Elena Pozo, Ruben León, Francisco Mesa
It is estimated that six million perinatal deaths occur every year worldwide, with premature birth being the main cause. Scientific evidence has shown that there is an association between periodontal health during pregnancy and adverse outcomes of labor, although interventional studies based on the treatment of periodontitis have failed to document an impact on reducing the incidence of preterm birth (PB) or low birth weight (LBW). Two pathogenic mechanisms have been proposed to explain this association. The direct pathway is based on the presence of gram-negative anaerobic bacteremia originating in the gingival biofilm, whereas the indirect pathway involves the production of pro-inflammatory markers which enter the bloodstream from the gingival submucosa...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281278/retrospective-comparison-of-perinatal-outcomes-following-emergency-cervical-cerclage-with-or-without-prolapsed-membranes
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Patricia Steenhaut, Corinne Hubinont, Pierre Bernard, Frédéric Debiève
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal outcomes following emergency cerclage between patients with singleton pregnancies with prolapsed and non-prolapsed membranes. METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study included data from women who underwent physical examination-indicated emergency cerclage at between 15 and 25 weeks of pregnancy at Saint Luc University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium, between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2014. Outcomes were compared based on the presence of prolapsed or non-prolapsed membranes...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278235/a-novel-zika-virus-mouse-model-reveals-strain-specific-differences-in-virus-pathogenesis-and-host-inflammatory-immune-responses
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Shashank Tripathi, Vinod R M T Balasubramaniam, Julia A Brown, Ignacio Mena, Alesha Grant, Susana V Bardina, Kevin Maringer, Megan C Schwarz, Ana M Maestre, Marion Sourisseau, Randy A Albrecht, Florian Krammer, Matthew J Evans, Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Jean K Lim, Adolfo García-Sastre
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito borne flavivirus, which was a neglected tropical pathogen until it emerged and spread across the Pacific Area and the Americas, causing large human outbreaks associated with fetal abnormalities and neurological disease in adults. The factors that contributed to the emergence, spread and change in pathogenesis of ZIKV are not understood. We previously reported that ZIKV evades cellular antiviral responses by targeting STAT2 for degradation in human cells. In this study, we demonstrate that Stat2-/- mice are highly susceptible to ZIKV infection, recapitulate virus spread to the central nervous system (CNS), gonads and other visceral organs, and display neurological symptoms...
March 9, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277909/late-preterm-and-early-term-when-to-induce-a-growth-restricted-fetus-a-population-based-study
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Alex Rabinovich, Tehila Tsemach, Lena Novack, Moshe Mazor, Tal Rafaeli-Yehudai, Orna Staretz-Chacham, Ruth Beer Weisel, Vered Klaitman-Mayer, Salvatore A Mastrolia, Offer Erez
PURPOSE: 1) Compare fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with induction of labor (IOL) vs. expectant management (EM) in women with isolated fetal growth restriction (FGR) between [Formula: see text] - [Formula: see text] weeks; 2) Determine optimal gestational age for delivery of such fetuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective population based cohort study of 2232 parturients with isolated FGR, including two groups: 1) IOL (n = 1428); 2) EM (n= 804)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277805/intrauterine-transfusion-and-non-invasive-treatment-options-for-hemolytic-disease-of-the-fetus-and-newborn-review-on-current-management-and-outcome
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Carolien Zwiers, Inge van Kamp, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) remains a serious pregnancy complication which can lead to severe fetal anemia, hydrops and perinatal death. Areas covered: This review focusses on the current prenatal management, treatment with intrauterine transfusion (IUT) and promising non-invasive treatment options for HDFN. Expert commentary: IUTs are the cornerstone in prenatal management of HDFN and have significantly improved perinatal outcome in the past decades. IUT is now a relatively safe procedure, however the risk of complications is still high when performed early in the second trimester...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277368/diagnostic-tests-for-evaluation-of-stillbirth-stillbirth-collaborative-research-network
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Jessica M Page, Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist, Vanessa Thorsten, Corette B Parker, Uma M Reddy, Donald J Dudley, George R Saade, Donald Coustan, Carol J Rowland Hogue, Deborah Conway, Radek Bukowski, Halit Pinar, Cara C Heuser, Karen J Gibbins, Robert L Goldenberg, Robert M Silver
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the usefulness of each diagnostic test in the work-up for potential causes of stillbirth. METHODS: A secondary analysis of 512 stillbirths enrolled in the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network from 2006 to 2008 was performed. The Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network was a multisite, geographically, racially, and ethnically diverse, population-based study of stillbirth in the United States. Participants underwent standardized evaluations that included maternal interview, medical record abstraction, biospecimen collection, fetal autopsy, and placental pathology...
March 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277363/fetoscopic-open-neural-tube-defect-repair-development-and-refinement-of-a-two-port-carbon-dioxide-insufflation-technique
#18
Michael A Belfort, William E Whitehead, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Zhoobin H Bateni, Oluyinka O Olutoye, Olutoyin A Olutoye, David G Mann, Jimmy Espinoza, Erin Williams, Timothy C Lee, Sundeep G Keswani, Nancy Ayres, Christopher I Cassady, Amy R Mehollin-Ray, Magdalena Sanz Cortes, Elena Carreras, Jose L Peiro, Rodrigo Ruano, Darrell L Cass
OBJECTIVE: To describe development of a two-port fetoscopic technique for spina bifida repair in the exteriorized, carbon dioxide-filled uterus and report early results of two cohorts of patients: the first 15 treated with an iterative technique and the latter 13 with a standardized technique. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study (2014-2016). All patients met Management of Myelomeningocele Study selection criteria. The intraoperative approach was iterative in the first 15 patients and was then standardized...
March 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276296/causes-of-stillbirth-in-turku-finland-2001-2011
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Tanita Lehtonen, Tuomas Markkula, Pasi Soidinsalo, Saara Otonkoski, Jukka Laine
The objective of the study was to examine the causes of stillbirth in the district of Southwest Finland and to assess the importance of postmortem examination and the selection of a suitable classification system for classifying stillbirths. This study is a cohort study where the fetal autopsies were performed in the Department of Pathology at Turku University Hospital, Finland, 2001-2011. Stillbirths from singleton pregnancies at the gestational age of ≥ 24 + 0 weeks (if unknown, gestational weight ≥ 500 g) (n = 98) were selected...
January 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273228/determinants-of-infant-mortality-in-the-jequitinhonha-valley-and-in-the-north-and-northeast-regions-of-brazil
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Maria do Carmo Leal, Sonia Duarte de Azevedo Bittencourt, Raquel Maria Cardoso Torres, Roberta Pereira Niquini, Paulo Roberto Borges de Souza
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify the social and demographic determinants, in addition to the determinants of reproductive health and use of health services, associated with infant mortality in small and medium-sized cities of the North, Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil. METHODS: This is a case-control study with 803 cases of death of children under one year and 1,969 live births (controls), whose mothers lived in the selected cities in 2008. The lists of the names of cases and controls were extracted from the Sistema de Informação sobre Mortalidade (SIM - Mortality Information System) and the Sistema de Informação sobre Nascidos Vivos (SINASC - Live Birth Information System) and supplemented by data obtained by the research of "active search of death and birth"...
March 2, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
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