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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096211/primate-embryogenesis-predicts-the-hallmarks-of-human-na%C3%A3-ve-pluripotency
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REVIEW
Thorsten Boroviak, Jennifer Nichols
Naïve pluripotent mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) resemble the preimplantation epiblast and efficiently contribute to chimaeras. Primate ESCs correspond to the postimplantation embryo and fail to resume development in chimaeric assays. Recent data suggest that human ESCs can be 'reset' to an earlier developmental stage, but their functional capacity remains ill defined. Here, we discuss how the naïve state is inherently linked to preimplantation epiblast identity in the embryo. We hypothesise that distinctive features of primate development provide stringent criteria to evaluate naïve pluripotency in human and other primate cells...
January 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093312/palliative-medicine-and-preparedness-planning-for-patients-receiving-left-ventricular-assist-device-as-destination-therapy-challenges-to-measuring-impact-and-change-in-institutional-culture
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Brandon P Verdoorn, Angela J Luckhardt, Sara E Wordingham, Shannon M Dunlay, Keith M Swetz
CONTEXT: While left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy (DT-LVAD) can improve survival, quality of life, and functional capacity in well-selected patients with advanced heart failure, there remain unique challenges to providing quality end-of-life care in this population. Palliative care involvement is universally recommended, but how to best operationalize this care and measure success is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the process of preparedness planning (PP) for patients receiving DT-LVAD at our institution and better understand opportunities for quality improvement or procedural transferability...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073983/a-novel-embryo-culture-media-supplement-that-improves-pregnancy-rates-in-mice
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A R Highet, T Bianco-Miotto, K G Pringle, A Peura, S Bent, J Zhang, M B Nottle, J G Thompson, C T Roberts
The preimplantation embryo in vivo is exposed to numerous growth factors in the female reproductive tract, which are not recapitulated in embryo culture media in vitro The IGF2 and plasminogen activator systems facilitate blastocyst development. We hypothesized that the addition of IGF2 in combination with urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) and plasminogen could improve rates of blastocyst hatching and implantation in mice. B6BcF1 and CBAB6F2 mouse embryos were divided into one of four supplemented culture media treatment groups: (1) control (media only); (2) 12...
March 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073972/awareness-and-attitude-regarding-reproductive-options-of-persons-carrying-a-brca-mutation-and-their-partners
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J J G Gietel-Habets, C E M de Die-Smulders, I A P Derks-Smeets, A Tibben, V C G Tjan-Heijnen, R van Golde, E Gomez-Garcia, C M Kets, L A D M van Osch
STUDY QUESTION: To what extent are BRCA mutation carriers and their partners in the Netherlands aware about preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and prenatal diagnosis (PND) as reproductive options and what is their attitude towards these options? SUMMARY ANSWER: Awareness of PGD (66%) and PND (61%) among BRCA mutation carriers and their partners is relatively high and 80% and 26%, respectively, of BRCA carriers and their partners find offering PGD and PND for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) acceptable...
January 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072755/strategies-for-an-expanded-use-of-kidneys-from-elderly-donors
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María José Pérez-Sáez, Nuria Montero, Dolores Redondo-Pachón, Marta Crespo, Julio Pascual
The old-for-old allocation policy used for kidney transplantation (KT) has confirmed the survival benefit compared to remaining listed on dialysis. Shortage of standard donors has stimulated the development of strategies aimed to expand acceptance criteria, particularly of kidneys from elderly donors. We have systematically reviewed the literature on those different strategies. In addition to the review of outcomes of expanded criteria donor (ECD) or advanced age kidneys, we assessed the value of the Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) policy, preimplantation biopsy, dual KT, machine perfusion and special immunosuppressive protocols...
January 9, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070710/the-accumulation-of-vitrified-oocytes-is-a-strategy-to-increase-the-number-of-euploid-available-blastocysts-for-transfer-after-preimplantation-genetic-testing
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Sandrine Chamayou, Maria Sicali, Carmelita Alecci, Carmen Ragolia, Annalisa Liprino, Daniela Nibali, Giorgia Storaci, Antonietta Cardea, Antonino Guglielmino
PURPOSE: In a preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy (PGD-A) program, the more embryos available for biopsy, consequently increases the chances of obtaining euploid embryos to transfer. The aim was to increase the number of viable euploid blastocysts in patients undergoing PGD-A using fresh oocytes together with previously accumulated vitrified oocytes. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with normal ovarian reserve underwent PGD-A for repeated implantation failure or recurrent pregnancy loss indication...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069986/mechanisms-involved-in-porcine-early-embryo-survival-following-ethanol-exposure
#7
Florence Pagé-Larivière, Céline Campagna, Marc-André Sirard
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is still a cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities. However, little is known about the impact of ethanol on preimplantation embryos and the molecular mechanisms involved. We aimed to determine the toxicogenomic impacts and the mechanisms involved in preimplantation embryonic survival following 0.2% ethanol exposure in porcine embryos. Gene expression changes were measured with a porcine embryo specific microarray and confirmed by RT-qPCR. Compared to control, ethanol exposure led to a 43% decrease in blastocyst rate and activated pathways associated with oxidative stress and nervous system damage, such as TP53 and TGF...
January 9, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069902/wnt-regulation-of-embryonic-development-likely-involves-pathways-independent-of-nuclear-ctnnb1
#8
Paula Tribulo, James I Moss, Manabu Ozawa, Zongliang Jiang, Cindy Tian, Peter J Hansen
The bovine was used to examine potential for WNT signaling to affect the preimplantation embryo. Expression of seven key genes involved in canonical WNT signaling declined to a nadir at the morula or blastocyst stage. Expression of 80 genes associated with WNT signaling in the morula and inner cell mass (ICM) and trophectoderm (TE) of the blastocyst was also evaluated. Many genes associated with WNT signaling were characterized by low transcript abundance. Seven genes were different between ICM and TE, and all of them were overexpressed in TE as compared to ICM, including WNT6, FZD1, FZD7, LRP6, PORCN, APC, and SFRP1...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069183/evaluation-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-outcomes-using-interleukin-8-in-culture-medium-of-human-preimplantation-embryos
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Guanyou Huang, Congrong Zhou, Chi-Ju Wei, Shuyun Zhao, Fa Sun, Hua Zhou, Wenjie Xu, Jun Liu, Chao Yang, Lingfei Wu, Guidan Ye, Zhuo Chen, Yongli Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether selected cytokines are detectable in the embryo culture medium (EM) of human preimplantation embryos (HPE) and what the relationship is of the cytokines with clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: University-affiliated tertiary teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): Three-hundred and thirty infertile women who underwent fresh cycle in vitro fertilization (IVF) between January and December 2014...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069174/management-and-counseling-of-the-male-with-advanced-paternal-age
#10
REVIEW
Michael O Jennings, Ryan C Owen, David Keefe, Edward D Kim
Increasing percentages of children are being born to older fathers. This has resulted in concerns about the potential adverse effects of advanced paternal age. To help clinicians counsel couples, a systemic review was performed to attempt to address questions that these couples may ask: Should routine sperm testing be performed in older males? Should preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) be performed? How do providers counsel patients about risk? Should young males freeze sperm if they plan to delay paternity? Using the terms "advanced paternal age", "semen testing", "preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screening", and "cryopreservation", a comprehensive search was performed in PubMed and the Cochrane Library, and numerous international societal guidelines were reviewed...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063264/preimplantation-3d-ultrasound-current-uses-and-challenges
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Sushila Arya, Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
The preimplantation ultrasound (US) refers to targeted imaging of the uterus and adnexa prior to assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to optimize the infertility treatment outcomes. After a thorough evidence based literature review, we propose the use of transvaginal three-dimensional (3D) US during the early follicular phase. A systematic approach for 3D US examination consists of a detailed examination of the uterine shape, size and contour, evaluation of the endometrial thickness, volume, pattern and vascularity, and assessment of the junctional zone regularity, echogenicity and thickness...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050628/epigenetic-modifications-and-reprogramming-in-paternal-pronucleus-sperm-preimplantation-embryo-and-beyond
#12
REVIEW
Yuki Okada, Kosuke Yamaguchi
Pronuclear/zygotic stage is the very first stage of life. In this period, paternal pronucleus undergoes massive chromatin remodeling called "paternal reprogramming" including protamine-histone replacement and subsequent acquisition of epigenetic modifications. Although these consecutive events are required for the initiation of maternal-zygotic transition, the precise role of paternal reprogramming and its effect on subsequent embryonic development has been largely unknown to date. Recently, various new techniques, especially next-generation sequencing (NGS) and RNAi microinjection contribute to unveil the epigenetic transition from both paternal and maternal to early preimplantation embryos, suggesting not only the simple transcriptional regulation by transcription factors but also dynamic structural alteration of chromatin to initiate the wave of zygotic gene transcription...
January 3, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046002/competition-for-materno-fetal-resource-partitioning-in-a-rabbit-model-of-undernourished-pregnancy
#13
Jorge Lopez-Tello, Maria Arias-Alvarez, Maria Angeles Jimenez-Martinez, Rosa Maria Garcia-Garcia, Maria Rodriguez, Pedro Luis Lorenzo Gonzalez, Ruben Bermejo-Poza, Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes, Pilar Garcia Rebollar
The major goal of animal production is to obtain abundant and healthy meat for consumers. Maternal food restriction (MFR) is often applied in farms to reduce production costs. However, the suitability of MFR in livestock animals is questionable, as this management may compromise maternal fitness due to a severe negative energetic balance and can induce Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) and prenatal programming in the offspring. Here, we sought to determine, using pregnant rabbits, the consequences of MFR on maternal endocrine and metabolic status and conceptus development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045413/vitamin-d-levels-predict-the-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-systolic-heart-failure
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Hamza Sunman, Adem Özkan, Hikmet Yorgun, Uğur Canpolat, Naresh Maharjan, Serkan Asil, Ergün Barış Kaya, Tülin Bayrak, Lale Tokgözoğlu, Asuman Özkara, Kudret Aytemir, Ali Oto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between vitamin D levels in patients with heart failure (HF) and response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: We studied 57 patients (mean age: 60.47±13.09 years) with New York Heart Association Class II or III heart failure, QRS duration ?120 milliseconds, and ejection fraction <35% (mean: 27.1±4.4%) who underwent CRT. All patients were taking optimal medical treatment for HF...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043375/comparative-dynamics-of-5-methylcytosine-reprogramming-and-tet-family-expression-during-preimplantation-mammalian-development-in-mouse-and-sheep
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F Jafarpour, S M Hosseini, S Ostadhosseini, H Abbasi, A Dalman, M H Nasr-Esfahani
Despite previous assumption that paternal active DNA demethylation is an evolutionary conserved phenomenon in mammals, emerging studies in other species, particularly sheep, do not support this issue. Recently, ten eleven translocation (TET) enzymes have been suggested as intermediates in genome-wide DNA demethylation through the iterative conversion of five methylcytosine (5mC) into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC)/5-formylcytosine/5-carboxylcytosine (5caC) derivatives. This study investigated whether TET enzymes and 5mC derivatives are also involved in dynamic reprogramming of early sheep embryos derived by fertilization...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043361/time-of-early-cleavage-affects-the-developmental-potential-of-feline-preimplantation-embryos-in%C3%A2-vitro
#16
Małgorzata Ochota, Wojciech Niżański
The study compared developmental competence of embryos, based on the timing of the first cleavage and morula formation, with their subsequent ability to reach the blastocyst stage and the resulting blastocyst morphology and quality. Cleaved embryos were separated at 18 hours post insemination (hpi), 24 hpi, and 30 hpi and then cultured in droplets to follow the individual embryo development. The significantly higher percentage of the blastocyst formation was noted in the group I of embryos cleaving within less than 18 hpi (12...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042109/a-new-mouse-model-of-hemorrhagic-shock-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#17
Lei Wang, Jiangping Song, Jacentha Buggs, Jin Wei, Shaohui Wang, Jie Zhang, Gensheng Zhang, Yan Lu, Kay-Pong Yip, Ruisheng Liu
Current animal models of hemorrhagic shock-induced acute kidney injury (HS-induced AKI) require extensive surgical procedures and constant monitoring of hemodynamic parameters. Application of these HS-induced AKI models in mice to produce consistent kidney injury is challenging. In the present study, we developed a simple and highly reproducible mouse model of HS-induced AKI by combining moderate bleeding and renal pedicle clamping, which was abbreviated as HS-AKI. HS was induced by retroorbital bleeding of 0...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040203/inner-ear-malformations-a-practical-diagnostic-approach
#18
M Mazón, E Pont, A Montoya-Filardi, J Carreres-Polo, F Más-Estellés
Pediatric sensorineural hearing loss is a major cause of disability; although inner ear malformations account for only 20-40% of all cases, recognition and characterization will be vital for the proper management of these patients. In this article relevant anatomy and development of inner ear are surveyed. The role of neuroimaging in pediatric sensorineural hearing loss and cochlear preimplantation study are assessed. The need for a universal system of classification of inner ear malformations with therapeutic and prognostic implications is highlighted...
December 28, 2016: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040094/introduction-subchromosomal-abnormalities-in-preimplantation-embryonic-aneuploidy-screening
#19
Richard T Scott
The application of next generation sequencing platforms for embryonic aneuploidy screening provides enhanced resolution that allows routine evaluation of subchromosomal copy number abnormalities and mosaicism. Approximately 20% of embryos that would be designated as euploid using the conventional 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening will have evidence of a subchromosomal abnormality or mosaicism. This new information brings many challenges. Understanding the impact of these abnormalities on implantation and delivery rates is key to optimizing clinical counseling and management...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040093/diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-duplications-and-deletions
#20
REVIEW
Antonio Capalbo, Laura Rienzi, Filippo Maria Ubaldi
Chromosome deletions and duplications-copy number variations (CNVs)-are a major contribution to the genome variability and can be either pathogenic or not. A particular class, the microdeletions and microduplications, which alter <5 Mb, have been extensively associated with developmental delay and intellectual disability. Although their prevalence in pregnancies and newborn is relatively low, their estimates in preimplantation embryos are poorly defined. The introduction of novel technologies for preimplantation genetic diagnosis of aneuploidies (PGD-A) caused new possibilities and challenges associated with diagnosis of subchromosomal CNVs...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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