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trace element and pregnancy

Anatoly V Skalny, Elena S Berezkina, Elena V Kiyaeva, Inara E Alidzhanova, Andrew R Grabeklis, Alexey A Tinkov
BACKGROUND: Earlier studies demonstrated that alcoholism significantly alters electrolyte and trace element homeostasis. However, the existing data on the interplay between maternal alcohol consumption and fetal trace element status are contradictory. Therefore, the primary objective of the present study was to assess the influence of alcohol consumption on maternal and cord blood trace elements. METHODS: A total of 30 pregnant women (15 women consuming alcohol and 15 controls) were examined...
October 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
Mary E Ingle, Michael S Bloom, Patrick J Parsons, Amy J Steuerwald, Pamela Kruger, Victor Y Fujimoto
PURPOSE: A hypothesis-generating pilot study exploring associations between essential trace elements measured in follicular fluid (FF) and urine and in vitro fertilization (IVF) endpoints. METHODS: We recruited 58 women undergoing IVF between 2007 and 2008, and measured cobalt, chromium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc in FF (n = 46) and urine (n = 45) by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). We used multivariable regression models to assess the impact of FF and urine trace elements on IVF outcomes, adjusted for age, body mass index, race, and cigarette smoking...
February 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
J K Popović, Z Grujić, I Grujić, M Bogavac, D Ćelić, K J Popović, A Jakovljević, D J Popović
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the significance of prostaglandin (PG)E2, trace elements level, pro-oxidative and antioxidative parameters changes in spontaneous miscarriages. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the 125 first trimester pregnancies, 35 with complete spontaneous abortion (group S), 40 with missed abortion (M) and 50 healthy (H), PGE2 plasma concentrations were analysed by commercial ELISA kits, plasma trace elements colorimetrically, lipid peroxidation and the antioxidative enzyme activities in hemolysate by commercial sets...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Rihwa Choi, Jiyu Sun, Heejin Yoo, Seonwoo Kim, Yoon Young Cho, Hye Jeong Kim, Sun Wook Kim, Jae Hoon Chung, Soo-Young Oh, Soo-Youn Lee
This prospective study sought to investigate serum levels of trace elements (cobalt, copper, zinc, and selenium) and to assess their effects on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Serum levels of trace elements in 245 Korean pregnant women (median gestational age at delivery was 39 + 4 weeks and interquartile range was 38 + 4-40 + 1 weeks) were compared with those of 527 general adults and those of previous studies in other ethnic groups. Pregnancy and neonatal outcomes including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, neonatal birth weight, and congenital abnormalities were assessed...
November 23, 2016: Nutrients
Roberto Negro, Roberto Attanasio, Franco Grimaldi, Claudio Marcocci, Rinaldo Guglielmi, Enrico Papini
BACKGROUND: Selenium (Se) is a trace element that plays key roles in thyroid physiology. Se deficiency is associated with increased risk of thyroid disease. Some evidence suggests that Se supplementation may be beneficial in autoimmune thyroid disease (either hypo- or hyperthyroidism). OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the use of Se in daily clinical practice among Italian endocrinologists. METHODS: Members of the Associazione Medici Endocrinologi (AME) were invited to participate in a web-based survey investigating the use of Se in different clinical conditions...
September 2016: European Thyroid Journal
M G Diskin, D A Kenny
A reproductively efficient beef cow herd will be fundamental to meeting the protein and specifically, red meat demand of an ever increasing global population. However, attaining a high level of reproductive efficiency is underpinned by producers being cognizant of and achieving many key targets throughout the production cycle and requires considerable technical competency. The lifetime productivity of the beef-bred female commences from the onset of puberty and will be dictated by subsequent critical events including age at first calving, duration of the postpartum interval after successive calvings, conception and pregnancy rate, and ultimately manifested as length of intercalving intervals...
July 1, 2016: Theriogenology
Fahimeh Khoushabi, Mohammad Reza Shadan, Ali Miri, Javad Sharifi-Rad
BACKGROUND: Trace elements and specially minerals are critical for the development of fetus. Many minerals are transferred to the fetus for fetal stores in the latter part of the pregnancy. It has been shown that various trace elements such as Zinc, Iron, Calcium and Magnesium are metabolically interrelated and there is alteration in their concentration during pregnancy. Beyond pregnancy is associated with increased demand of all the nutrients and deficiency of any of these could affect pregnancy, delivery and outcome of pregnancy...
April 2016: Materia Socio-medica
Lianping He, Lin Lang, Yijun Li, Qingqing Liu, Yingshui Yao
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between serum zinc, magnesium, and calcium levels and pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is controversial. The aim of our study was to determine whether or not serum zinc, magnesium, and calcium levels are associated with PIH. METHODS: In our study, we searched databases, including Wangfang, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and PubMed, to find literature regarding the relationship between PIH and serum trace elements. Meta-analysis was performed using the Review Manager5...
May 2016: Hypertension in Pregnancy
Anthony V Perkins, Jessica J Vanderlelie
A healthy diet and lifestyle is a pre requisite to a healthy pregnancy, however this is often not the case. Many pregnant women are overweight or clinically obese and this has been shown to increase their risk of major complications of pregnancy such a preeclampsia, intrauterine growth retardation, preterm birth and gestational diabetes. An adequate and balanced diet is important, as is the balance between macronutrients such as carbohydrates, fats and protein and the vitamins and essential trace elements needed to support metabolism...
February 15, 2016: Placenta
Aasif Ahmad Sheikh, Anjali Aggarwal, Ovais Aarif
The changing climatic scenario with apprehended rise in global temperature is likely to affect the livestock adversely vis-à-vis production and reproduction. This has prompted more focus in addressing the unfavorable effects of thermal stress in livestock system. Presuming that the trace element zinc is indispensible for cellular antioxidant system and immune function, the present study was designed to investigate the effect of zinc treatment on heat stress alleviation and immune modulation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of indigenous and crossbred transition cows...
February 2016: Journal of Thermal Biology
Harun Egemen Tolunay, Yavuz Emre Şükür, Sinan Ozkavukcu, Mehmet Murat Seval, Can Ateş, Vugar Ali Türksoy, Tolga Ecemiş, Cem Somer Atabekoğlu, Batuhan Özmen, Bülent Berker, Murat Sönmezer
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of heavy metal and trace element concentrations in blood and follicular fluid on assisted reproductive technology cycle outcome. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study was conducted between January 2012 and July 2012 in a university hospital infertility clinic. One hundred and one patients with unexplained infertility who underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection using GnRH-antagonist protocol were recruited. Concentrations of four toxic metals (Cd, Pb, Hg, As) and three trace elements (Cu, Zn, Fe) were measured both in blood and follicular fluid specimens...
March 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Antonio Contestabile, Emiliano Peña-Altamira, Marco Virgili, Barbara Monti
Zinc is a trace element important for synaptic plasticity, learning and memory. Zinc deficiency, both during pregnancy and after birth, impairs cognitive performance and, in addition to memory deficits, also results in alterations of attention, activity, neuropsychological behavior and motor development. The effects of zinc supplementation on cognition, particularly in the adult, are less clear. We demonstrate here in adult rats, that 4 week-long zinc supplementation given by drinking water, and approximately doubling normal daily intake, strongly impairs consolidation of hippocampal-dependent memory, tested through contextual fear conditioning and inhibitory avoidance...
June 2016: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Miriam Theilla, Michał Ławiński, Jonathan Cohen, Eran Hadar, Ilya Kagan, Marek Perkewick, Pierre Singer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Few studies have examined the effect of total parenteral nutrition which is lipid-based given throughout pregnancy to patients unable to obtain adequate nutrition by the oral route. In this study we examined the use of lipid-based home parenteral nutrition (HPN) in 7 pregnant women, commenced either before or during pregnancy, and their intra-pregnant course as well as a 2-year follow-up of their offspring is described. METHODS: HPN was formulated on an individual basis and protein administered in a dose of 0...
December 12, 2015: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
S Ferdousi, S Akhtar, S Begum
This study assessed maternal serum copper and zinc levels in preeclampsia to find out the role of trace element disorder in the aetiology of preeclampsia. This cross sectional study was conducted in the dept of Physiology of BSMMU during 2009. Sixty patients of Preeclampsia (BP--140/90 aged 18-39 years, with >20th weeks of pregnancy with proteinuria and edema) participated. Thirty normotensive gravida was control. All subjects were collected from in and out patient department of Obstetric and Gynecology of BSMMU and Dhaka medical college hospital...
October 2015: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
J Suliburska, R Kocyłowski, I Komorowicz, M Grzesiak, P Bogdański, D Barałkiewicz
The concentrations of various trace elements in amniotic fluid (AF) change over the course of pregnancy, with gestational age and fetus growth. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the concentrations of selected essential and toxic elements in AF and their relations to maternal and fetal parameters. The study was carried out in 39 pregnant women, aged 34.6 ± 4.7 years, between weeks 16 and 26 of gestation. Amniotic fluid samples were obtained during the standard procedure of amniocentesis in high-risk patients for chromosomal abnormalities...
July 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
Nor A Mohd-Shukri, Andrew Duncan, Fiona C Denison, Shareen Forbes, Brian R Walker, Jane E Norman, Rebecca M Reynolds
The health behaviours of pregnant women with very severe obesity are not known, though these women are at high risk of pregnancy complications. We carried out a prospective case-control study including 148 very severely obese (BMI >40 kg/m²) and 93 lean (BMI <25 kg/m²) pregnant women. Diet, physical activity, smoking, alcohol and folic acid consumption were assessed by questionnaire in early and late (16 and 28 weeks gestation) pregnancy. Circulating levels of iron, vitamin B12 and folate and other essential trace elements and minerals were measured in a subset at each time point...
October 7, 2015: Nutrients
Lorena Bermúdez, Consuelo García-Vicent, Jorge López, Maria Isabel Torró, Empar Lurbe
BACKGROUND: Trace elements are an essential nutritional component for humans and inadequate tissue-concentrations may have a significant effect on fetal size. OBJECTIVE: To measure ten trace elements in blood samples from mothers and their newborns, and assess their association with anthropometric characteristics at birth. The effects of other factors on fetal growth, such as biologic characteristics of the infant and mother, were analysed. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Hospital general, University of Valencia, Spain...
2015: Journal of Translational Medicine
Josef Köhrle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an update on the role of the essential trace element selenium and its interaction with the other trace elements iodine and iron that together contribute to adequate thyroid hormone status. Synthesis, secretion, metabolism and action of thyroid hormone in target tissues depend on a balanced nutritional availability or supplementation of these elements. Selenium status is altered in benign and malignant thyroid diseases and various selenium compounds have been used to prevent or treat widespread diseases such as goiter, autoimmune thyroid disease or thyroid cancer...
October 2015: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
K Liu, X Mao, J Shi, Y Lu, C Liu
AIM: Physiological concentrations of some elements fluctuate during pregnancy due to the increased requirements of growing fetus and changes in the maternal physiology. The aim of the study is to evaluate the distribution at different stages of pregnancy in healthy Chinese women and to show the association between trace elements and gestational age-specific reference intervals. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 1089 pregnant women and 677 nonpregnant control women...
August 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
Arpita Basu, Jeremy Y Yu, Alicia J Jenkins, Alison J Nankervis, Kristian F Hanssen, Tore Henriksen, Bjørg Lorentzen, Satish K Garg, M Kathryn Menard, Samar M Hammad, James A Scardo, Christopher E Aston, Timothy J Lyons
Preeclampsia (PE) affects approximately 5% of all pregnancies, but is increased several-fold in women with pre-gestational type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Increased oxidative stress and altered maternal plasma trace elements that modulate the antioxidant system have been implicated in PE. In non-diabetic women, increased plasma copper and iron and decreased manganese, selenium, and zinc have been associated with PE in cross-sectional studies. In a longitudinal study, we hypothesized that plasma levels of trace elements differ between T1DM women with vs...
May 2015: Nutrition Research
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