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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938419/nocturnal-urinary-excretion-of-fsh-and-lh-in-children-and-adolescents-with-normal-and-early-puberty
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Nanna Kolby, Alexander S Busch, Lise Aksglaede, Kaspar Sørensen, Jorgen Holm Petersen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Anders Juul
Context: Clinical use of single serum gonadotropin measurements in children is limited by the pulsatile section of FSH and LH. However, first morning voided (FMV) urine may integrate the fluctuating gonadotropin serum levels. Objective: We aimed to evaluate urinary and serum gonadotropin levels according to age, sex and pubertal stage in healthy children and to assess the clinical use of FMV urinary gonadotropins in children with disordered puberty. Design: Cross-sectional part of the COPENHAGEN Puberty study and longitudinal study of patients...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938405/short-term-high-fat-diet-increases-leptin-activation-of-cart-neurons-and-advances-puberty-in-female-mice
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Jade Cabestre Venancio, Lisandra Oliveira Margatho, Rodrigo C Rorato, Roberta Ribeiro Costa Rosales, Lucas Kniess Debarba, Ricardo Coletti, Jose Antunes-Rodrigues, Carol F Elias, Lucila Leico K Elias
Leptin is a permissive factor for puberty initiation, participating as a metabolic cue in the activation of the kisspeptin (Kiss1)-gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuronal circuitry however, it has no direct effect on Kiss1 neurons. Leptin acts on hypothalamic CART neurons, participating in the regulation of energy homeostasis. We investigated the influence of a short-term high-fat diet (HFD) on the effect of leptin on puberty timing. Kiss1-hrGFP female mice received a HFD or regular diet (RD) after weaning at postnatal day 21 (PN21) and were studied at PN28 and PN32...
September 4, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936439/a-case-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-role-of-interventional-radiology-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Pranav Sharma, Puneet Kochar, Salil Sharma, Nishant Gupta, Shuo Li, Kusum Hooda, Yogesh Kumar
Pulmonary arterio-venous malformations (PAVMs) are abnormal pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins communicating directly without interposition of a capillary bed and about 80-90% of patients with PAVMs eventually may present with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), remaining ones are sporadic cases. On the other hand, about 15-35% of HHT patients may present with PAVMs. The PAVMs have a tendency to grow and increase in size over time and various factors like puberty, pregnancy and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) affect growth...
September 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931963/-when-you-re-a-baby-you-don-t-have-puberty-understanding-of-puberty-and-human-reproduction-in-late-childhood-and-early-adolescence
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Lisa B Hurwitz, Alexis R Lauricella, Brianna Hightower, Iris Sroka, Teresa K Woodruff, Ellen Wartella
Basic knowledge of human reproduction can help youth prepare for puberty and make later classes focused on advanced reproductive health topics manageable. With the intention of potentially informing the creation of learning materials, we conducted a needs assessment among children ages 7 to 12 in our suburban Chicago community to ascertain their current understanding of, and beliefs and misconceptions about, human reproduction, and to determine their needs for additional reproductive health education. We held qualitative focus group interviews with local children...
August 2017: Journal of Early Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931070/atrazine-induced-epigenetic-transgenerational-inheritance-of-disease-lean-phenotype-and-sperm-epimutation-pathology-biomarkers
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Margaux McBirney, Stephanie E King, Michelle Pappalardo, Elizabeth Houser, Margaret Unkefer, Eric Nilsson, Ingrid Sadler-Riggleman, Daniel Beck, Paul Winchester, Michael K Skinner
Ancestral environmental exposures to a variety of environmental toxicants and other factors have been shown to promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of adult onset disease. The current study examined the potential transgenerational actions of the herbicide atrazine. Atrazine is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the agricultural industry, in particular with corn and soy crops. Outbred gestating female rats were transiently exposed to a vehicle control or atrazine. The F1 generation offspring were bred to generate the F2 generation and then the F2 generation bred to generate the F3 generation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926843/the-genetic-basis-of-delayed-puberty
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S R Howard, Leo Dunkel
<br>The genetic control of puberty remains an important but mostly unanswered question. Late pubertal timing affects over 2% of adolescents and is associated with adverse health outcomes including short stature, reduced bone mineral density and compromised psychosocial health. Self-limited delayed puberty (DP) is a highly heritable trait, which often segregates in an autosomal dominant pattern; however, its neuroendocrine pathophysiology and genetic regulation remain unclear. Some insights into the genetic mutations that lead to familial DP have come from sequencing genes known to cause GnRH deficiency, most recently via next generation sequencing, and others from large-scale genome wide association studies in the general population...
September 18, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926827/one-year-follow-up-of-girls-with-precocious-puberty-and-their-mothers-do-psychological-assessments-change-over-time-or-with-treatment
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Melissa J Schoelwer, Kelly L Donahue, Paula Didrick, Erica A Eugster
BACKGROUND: To determine whether psychological characteristics of girls with variations of early puberty and their mothers change over time and with treatment in girls with central precocious puberty (CPP). METHODS: Girls with CPP, premature adrenarche (PA), and early normal puberty (ENP) completed psychological assessments at baseline and after 1 year along with their mothers. All girls with CPP were treated with GnRH analogs. Psychological effects of group and time were examined using 2 × 3 mixed ANOVAs...
September 19, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924487/a-novel-stop-mutation-p-gln22-of-dax1-nr0b1-results-in-late-onset-x-linked-adrenal-hypoplasia-congenita
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Judith Gerards, Michael M Ritter, Elke Kaminsky, Andreas Gal, Wolfgang Hoeppner, Marcus Quinkler
DAX1 (NR0B1) is an orphan nuclear receptor, which plays an important role in development and function of the adrenal glands and gonads. Mutations in DAX1 cause X-linked adrenal hypoplasia congenita (X-linked AHC), which is characterized by adrenal insufficiency (AI) and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HHG). Affected boys present with adrenal failure usually in childhood and, later in life, with delayed puberty. However, patients with a late-onset form of X-linked AHC have also been described in the past years...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919976/impacts-of-prenatal-nutrition-on-animal-production-and-performance-a-focus-on-growth-and-metabolic-and-endocrine-function-in-sheep
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Prabhat Khanal, Mette Olaf Nielsen
The concept of foetal programming (FP) originated from human epidemiological studies, where foetal life nutrition was linked to health and disease status later in life. Since the proposal of this phenomenon, it has been evaluated in various animal models to gain further insights into the mechanisms underlying the foetal origins of health and disease in humans. In FP research, the sheep has been quite extensively used as a model for humans. In this paper we will review findings mainly from our Copenhagen sheep model, on the implications of late gestation malnutrition for growth, development, and metabolic and endocrine functions later in life, and discuss how these implications may depend on the diet fed to the animal in early postnatal life...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919321/clinicopathological-pattern-and-outcome-of-pediatric-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-south-egypt-cancer-institute-experience
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Amany Ali, Heba Sayed, Mohamed Salem, Mohamed Hamdy, Amro Farok
BACKGROUND: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs) are rare and represent 1-1.5% of all cancers in children and adolescents. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinicopathological pattern at presentation and management and outcome of MOGCTs in children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study included all girls diagnosed with MOGCTs between January 2005 and January 2015 in Pediatric and Surgical Oncology Departments at South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891963/the-effect-of-bisphenol-a-on-puberty-a-critical-review-of-the-medical-literature
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REVIEW
Alberto Leonardi, Marta Cofini, Donato Rigante, Laura Lucchetti, Clelia Cipolla, Laura Penta, Susanna Esposito
Many scientific studies have revealed a trend towards an earlier onset of puberty and have disclosed an increasing number of children that display precocious puberty. As an explanation, some authors have considered the global socio-economic improvement across different populations, and other authors have considered the action of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Among these, bisphenol A (BPA), an aromatic compound largely used worldwide as a precursor of some plastics and chemical additives, is well known for its molecular oestrogen-like and obesogenic actions...
September 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891935/alteration-of-mammary-gland-development-and-gene-expression-by-in-utero-exposure-to-cadmium
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Daniela A Parodi, Morgan Greenfield, Claire Evans, Anna Chichura, Alexandra Alpaugh, James Williams, Kedra C Cyrus, Mary Beth Martin
Environmental exposure to estrogens and estrogen like contaminants during early development is thought to contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer primarily due to an early onset of puberty; however, exposure during key developing windows may also influence the risk of developing the disease. The goal of this study was to ask whether in utero exposure to the metalloestrogen cadmium alters mammary gland development due to acceleration of puberty onset or to an effect on early development of the mammary gland...
September 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886879/analysis-of-putative-biomarkers-of-undifferentiated-spermatogonia-in-dog-testis
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Won-Young Lee, Hyun-Jung Park, Ran Lee, Ji-Heon Lee, Hyunjhung Jhun, Tai-Young Hur, Hyuk Song
Spermatogenesis begins after puberty and continues throughout a male's life, and is regulated by spermatogonial stem cells in the seminiferous tubules. Markers of male germ cells, including undifferentiated spermatogonia to fully developed spermatozoa have been identified in rodents, but not in dogs. In this study, to characterize the markers of undifferentiated spermatogonia, histological and immunohistochemical analyses were performed on pre-pubertal (1-month-old), early pubertal (4-month-old), and post-pubertal (7-month-old) dog testes...
October 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882815/childhood-tolerance-of-severe-influenza-a-mortality-analysis-in-mice
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Freeman Suber, Lester Kobzik
During the 1918 influenza pandemic, children experienced substantially lower mortality than adults, a striking but unexplained finding. Whether this was due to enhanced resistance (reduced virus load) or better tolerance (reduced impact of infection) has not been defined. We found that prepubertal mice infected with H1N1 influenza virus also showed greater survival than infected pubertal mice, despite similar virus loads. Transcriptome profiling of infected lungs identified estrogen as a regulator of susceptibility in both sexes, and also linked better survival to late expression of IL-1beta...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881558/-developmental-pattern-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-during-pubertal-transition-and-implications-for-emotional-disorders
#15
X N Duan, Y Sun
During an individual's life, puberty is not only a crucial phase for physical development, but a key period for neuroendocrine transformation. As a major neuroendocrine axis, the influence of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis's changes during puberty on mental and physical health, as well as emotional symptoms, is causing a growing attention. However, information of its developing pattern and circadian variation is limited. Recent research has demonstrated that certain developing pattern of HPA axis in puberty is closely related to the adolescent emotional disorders, which highlights the recognition of HPA functions developing paths under both resting and stress state and the evaluation of its prediction effect for the adolescent emotional disorders...
September 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881544/-prospective-association-between-early-adiposity-rebound-and-adolescent-development-in-girls
#16
Y Sun, J Fang, R Yang, Y P Lai, J J Hu, X N Duan, P Y Su, Y H Wan, F B Tao
Objective: To determine possible relations between early adiposity rebound and adolescent development. Methods: Prospective children cohort from 2 kindergartens selected through clustering convenience sampling method in Anhui Province was established since Sep. 2010. Participants were classified as Cohort 1 (2010), Cohort 2 (2011) and Cohort 3 (2012) according to the recruiting year. Till Sep. 2015, a toal of 802 girls were included in this study, and received follow-up till primary school. During kindergarten period, physical examination was carried out every 3 months, 8 times in total...
September 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878739/precocious-puberty-or-premature-thelarche-analysis-of-a-large-patient-series-in-a-single-tertiary-center-with-special-emphasis-on-6-to-8-year-old-girls
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Tero Varimo, Heta Huttunen, Päivi Johanna Miettinen, Laura Kariola, Johanna Hietamäki, Annika Tarkkanen, Matti Hero, Taneli Raivio
INTRODUCTION: We describe the etiology, MRI findings, and growth patterns in girls who had presented with signs of precocious puberty (PP), i.e., premature breast development or early menarche. Special attention was paid to the diagnostic findings in 6- to 8-year-olds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 149 girls (aged 0.7-10.3 years) who had been evaluated for PP in the Helsinki University Hospital between 2001 and 2014. RESULTS: In 6- to 8-year-old girls, PP was most frequently caused by idiopathic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-dependent PP (60%) and premature thelarche (PT; 39%)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870491/the-effect-of-neonatal-immune-challenge-on-reproduction-by-altering-intraovarian-kisspeptin-gpr54-system-in-the-rat
#18
Bin-Qiao Wang, Yuan-Yuan Chen, Xiao-Xiao Lan, Zhi-Yang Zhou, Xin-Xin Xu, Xue-Qing Wu
Immune challenge in early life has been observed to influence the long-term reproductive dysfunction. On PNDs 3 and 5, female offsprings were administered with LPS (50μg/kg, i.p.) or saline. Vaginal opening was recorded, and oestrous cyclicity was monitored immediately post puberty and again at 56-70 days. At 10 weeks of age, the ovaries were removed for immunostaining and RNA analysis. Neonatal exposure to LPS resulted in a significant delay puberty onset as well as destroyed expression of ovulation related genes...
September 8, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867039/-long-term-outcome-of-perinatal-stroke
#19
C Vuillerot, S Marret, M Dinomais
Neonatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke (NAIS) affects 6-17 newborns on 100 000-birth term neonates, most of these children keeping long-term motor and cognitive impairments. Based on a literature review, the objectives of this paper are to describe motor and cognitive outcomes after a NAIS and to propose a consensual monitoring of these children to improve their management. About 30 % of children after a NAIS will develop a unilateral cerebral palsy requiring a management by a team with expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation...
September 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866322/advanced-bone-age-as-an-indicator-facilitates-the-diagnosis-of-precocious-puberty
#20
Yue-Qin Xu, Gui-Mei Li, Yan Li
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis of central precocious puberty (CPP) has always been challenging in clinical practice. As an important method in the diagnosis of CPP, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) stimulation test is complex and time-consuming. In many cases, clinical traits are inconsistent with LHRH stimulation test results, therefore not reliable for diagnosis. In this study, the authors intended to find an indicator that predicts the results of the LHRH stimulation test among subjects with early pubertal signs...
August 30, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
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