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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346650/persistence-of-zika-virus-after-birth-clinical-virological-neuroimaging-and-neuropathological-documentation-in-a-5-month-infant-with-congenital-zika-syndrome
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Leila Chimelli, Sheila Moura Pone, Elyzabeth Avvad-Portari, Zilton Farias Meira Vasconcelos, Andrea Araújo Zin, Daniela Prado Cunha, Nathalia Raposo Thompson, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira, Clayton A Wiley, Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone
During the Zika epidemic in Brazil, a baby was born at term with microcephaly and arthrogryposis. The mother had Zika symptoms at 10 weeks of gestation. At 17 weeks, ultrasound showed cerebral malformation and ventriculomegaly. At 24 weeks, the amniotic fluid contained ZIKV RNA and at birth, placenta and maternal blood were also positive using RT-qPCR. At birth the baby urine contained ZIKV RNA, whereas CSF at birth and urine at 17 days did not. Seizures started at 6 days. EEG was abnormal and CT scan showed cerebral atrophy, calcifications, lissencephaly, ventriculomegaly, and cerebellar hypoplasia...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346569/controlled-antenatal-thyroid-screening-ii-effect-of-treating-maternal-sub-optimal-thyroid-function-on-child-cognition
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Charlotte Hales, Peter N Taylor, Sue Channon, Ruth Paradice, Kirsten McEwan, Lei Zhang, Michael Gyedu, Ameen Bakhsh, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Ilaria Muller, Mohd S Draman, John W Gregory, Colin Dayan, John H Lazarus, D Aled Rees, Marian Ludgate
Context & Objective: The Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening (CATS) study investigated treatment for suboptimal gestational thyroid function (SGTF) on childhood cognition and found no difference in IQ at 3 years between children of treated and untreated SGTF mothers. We have measured IQ in the same children at age 9.5-years and included children from normal-GTF mothers. Design, Setting & Participants: One examiner, blinded to participant group, assessed children's IQ (WISC-IV), long-term memory and motor function (NEPSY-II) from children of 119 treated and 98 untreated SGTF mothers plus children of 232 mothers with normal-GTF...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346372/ceramides-in-tracheal-aspirates-of-preterm-infants-marker-for-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Esther van Mastrigt, Salomé Zweekhorst, Bas Bol, Jeroen Tibboel, Joost van Rosmalen, Janneke N Samsom, André A Kroon, Johan C de Jongste, Irwin K M Reiss, Martin Post, Mariëlle W Pijnenburg
BACKGROUND: In an experimental mouse model we showed that ceramides play a role in the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and are a potential target for therapeutic intervention. We investigated whether ceramides are detectable in tracheal aspirates (TAs) of preterm infants and differ between infants with or without BPD. METHODS: Infants born ≤ 32 weeks of gestational age in need of mechanical ventilation in the first week of life were included. TAs were obtained directly after intubation and at day 1, 3, 5, 7, and 14...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345993/socioeconomic-outcomes-of-women-who-receive-and-women-who-are-denied-wanted-abortions-in-the-united-states
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Diana Greene Foster, M Antonia Biggs, Lauren Ralph, Caitlin Gerdts, Sarah Roberts, M Maria Glymour
OBJECTIVES: To determine the socioeconomic consequences of receipt versus denial of abortion. METHODS: Women who presented for abortion just before or after the gestational age limit of 30 abortion facilities across the United States between 2008 and 2010 were recruited and followed for 5 years via semiannual telephone interviews. Using mixed effects models, we evaluated socioeconomic outcomes for 813 women by receipt or denial of abortion care. RESULTS: In analyses that adjusted for the few baseline differences, women denied abortions who gave birth had higher odds of poverty 6 months after denial (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 3...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345722/morphometric-properties-of-the-tensor-fascia-lata-muscle-in-human-fetuses
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Orhan Beger, Turan Koç, Burhan Beger, Deniz Uzmansel, Zeliha Kurtoğlu
In neonatal and early childhood surgeries such as meningomyelocele repairs, closing deep wounds and oncological treatment, tensor fasciae lata (TFL) flaps are used. However, there are not enough data about structural properties of TFL in fetuses, which can be considered as the closest to neonates in terms of sampling. This study's main objective is to gather data about morphological structures of TFL in human fetuses to be used in newborn surgery. Fifty formalin-fixed fetuses (24 Male - 26 Female) with gestational age ranging from 18 - 30 weeks (mean 22...
January 18, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345609/dietary-patterns-and-their-association-with-adiponectin-and-leptin-concentrations-throughout-pregnancy-a-prospective-cohort
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Nadya H Alves-Santos, Paula G Cocate, Ilana Eshriqui, Camila Benaim, Érica G Barros, Pauline M Emmett, Gilberto Kac
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of dietary patterns (DP) with maternal adiposity indicators, leptin, adiponectin and insulin concentrations during pregnancy. A prospective cohort of pregnant women followed up at the 5th-13th, 20th -26th and 30th-36th gestational weeks and 30-40 d postpartum was conducted in Rio de Janeiro. A FFQ was administered in the third trimester (30th-36th gestational weeks). The reduced rank regression procedure was used to identify DP that explain response variables (dietary fibre and total fat) related to indicators of maternal adiposity (postpartum weight retention and gestational weight gain (GWG) adequacy), and plasma leptin, adiponectin and insulin concentrations...
January 18, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345165/oral-contraceptive-pills-as-an-option-for-non-surgical-management-of-retained-products-of-conception-a-preliminary-study
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Anat Hershko Klement, Mitri Frederic, Yaakov Bentov, Paul Chang, Dan Nayot, Jigal Haas, Robert F Casper
Many Patients with persistent retained products of conception prefers to avoid surgical interventions, such as a dilatation and curettage (D&C) that might pose an additional future risk to their already compromised fertility or obstetric performance. The aim of this study was to the possibility of induced withdrawal bleeding following oral contraceptive administration as a non-surgical treatment for patients with persistent retained products of conception (RPOC). A retrospective study of patients presenting with retained products of conception (RPOC) after failed expectant management or after treatment with PGE1 was performed...
January 18, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345158/the-impact-of-probiotics-and-n-3-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-intestinal-permeability-in-pregnancy-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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K Mokkala, P Pussinen, N Houttu, E Koivuniemi, T Vahlberg, K Laitinen
A disruption in intestinal barrier integrity may predispose individuals to metabolic aberrations, particularly during the vulnerable period of pregnancy. We investigated whether intestinal permeability, as measured by serum zonulin concentration, changes over the duration of pregnancy and whether this change is reflected in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activity. Second, we tested in a randomised double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial the impact of consuming dietary probiotics and/or long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA) supplements in lowering serum zonulin concentration and LPS activity...
January 18, 2018: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345098/influence-of-maternal-obesity-on-fetal-growth-at-different-periods-of-pregnancies-with-normal-glucose-tolerance
#9
Kei Tanaka, Miho Matsushima, Tomoko Izawa, Seishi Furukawa, Yoichi Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
AIM: We aimed to examine the influence of maternal obesity on fetal growth in utero at different periods of pregnancies with normal glucose tolerance. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study on 356 pregnant women with normal glucose tolerance was conducted. The women were categorized by pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) as obese (OB; BMI ≥ 25.0 kg/m2 ) or non-obese (n-OB). Z-scores of the fetal abdominal circumference (AC) and the rate of fetal macrosomia (AC ≥ 90th percentile) at 19, 30, and 36 gestational weeks (GW) were compared between the two groups...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345041/serum-amyloid-a-procalcitonin-highly-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-levels-and-acute-inflammatory-response-in-patients-with-hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-low-platelet-count-hellp-and-eclampsia
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Kazım Uckan, Hanım Guler Sahin
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between serum amyloid A (SAA), procalcitonin (ProC), highly sensitive C reactive protein (hsCRP) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha activity in patients with pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count (HELLP), and the pathogenesis and severity of the disease. METHOD: Ninety patients at ≥ 32 gestational weeks, according to the last date of menstruation and ultra-sonographic measurements, diagnosed with pre-eclampsia (30 patients), eclampsia (30 patients) or HELLP syndrome (30 patients) were included in the study...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344987/prior-uterine-evacuation-and-the-risk-of-short-cervical-length-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Rupsa C Boelig, Michela Villani, Eva Jiang, Kelly M Orzechowski, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a prior uterine evacuation procedure is associated with an increased risk of short cervical length (≤20 mm) in women without prior spontaneous preterm birth. METHODS: This work was a retrospective cohort study from January 2012 to December 2014 of singletons without prior spontaneous preterm birth with cervical length screening between 18 weeks and 23 weeks 6 days. Women with a prior miscarriage/abortion were excluded if management (medical, surgical, or expectant) was not specified...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344926/the-mexican-drug-war-and-early-life-health-the-impact-of-violent-crime-on-birth-outcomes
#12
Ryan Brown
This study examines the relationship between exposure to violent crime in utero and birth weight using longitudinal data from a household survey conducted in Mexico. Controlling for selective migration and fertility, the results suggest that early gestational exposure to the recent escalation of the Mexican Drug War is associated with a substantial decrease in birth weight. This association is especially pronounced among children born to mothers of low socioeconomic status and among children born to mothers who score poorly on a mental health index...
January 17, 2018: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344772/safety-and-efficacy-of-lamivudine-or-telbivudine-started-in-early-pregnancy-for-mothers-with-active-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Tianyu He, Yuqing Bai, Haodong Cai, Xiaojuan Ou, Min Liu, Wei Yi, Jidong Jia
BACKGROUND: Few data exist regarding use of nucleos(t)ide analogs started in early pregnancy for mothers with active chronic hepatitis B (CHB). We assessed the safety and efficacy of lamivudine/telbivudine initiated in the first trimester versus no treatment in mothers with active CHB. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 94 mothers newly diagnosed with active CHB in the first trimester of pregnancy. Patients with or without antiviral therapy were followed until postpartum week 28...
January 17, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344429/pathway-analysis-of-gene-expression-of-e14-versus-e18-fetal-fibroblasts
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Michael S Hu, Mimi R Borrelli, Michael Januszyk, Anna Luan, Samir Malhotra, Graham G Walmsley, Wan Xing Hong, Ruth Tevlin, Geoffrey C Gurtner, Michael T Longaker, Hermann P Lorenz
Objective: Fetuses early in gestation heal skin wounds without forming scars. The biological mechanisms behind this process are largely unknown. Fibroblasts, however, are cells known to be intimately involved in wound healing and scar formation. We examined fibroblasts in different stages of development to characterize differences in gene expression that may result in the switch from regenerative wound repair to repair with scarring. Approach: Fibroblasts were isolated and cultured from the back skin of BALB/c wild-type mouse fetuses at embryonic day (E)14 and E18 (n = 10)...
January 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344041/impact-of-nutrition-education-in-improving-dietary-pattern-during-pregnancy-based-on-pender-s-health-promotion-model-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Masoomeh Goodarzi-Khoigani, Mohammad Hossein Baghiani Moghadam, Azadeh Nadjarzadeh, Farahnaz Mardanian, Hossein Fallahzadeh, SeyedSaeed Mazloomy-Mahmoodabad
Background: Different types of nutrients in adequate amounts are required to meet the increased demands of the mother and the developing fetus. Therefore, we examined the impact of nutrition education on the number of food servings per day. Materials and Methods: Pregnant mothers were recruited to a prospective, randomized clinical trial from May to September, 2016. At 6-10 weeks of gestation, the participants were randomly divided into the intervention (n = 96) or the control group (n = 96), and were followed-up until the end of pregnancy...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343424/igf1-mapk-erk-signaling-pathway-mediated-programming-alterations-of-adrenal-cortex-cell-proliferation-by-prenatal-caffeine-exposure-in-male-offspring-rats
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Guanghui Chen, Chao Yuan, Fangfang Duan, Yanyan Liu, Jinzhi Zhang, Zheng He, Hegui Huang, Chunjiang He, Hui Wang
Our previous study proposed a glucocorticoid-insulin-like growth factor 1 (GC-IGF1) axis programming mechanism for prenatal caffeine exposure (PCE)-induced adrenal developmental dysfunction. Here, we focused on PCE-induced cell proliferation changes of the adrenal cortex in male offspring rats before and after birth and clarified the intrauterine programming mechanism. On gestational day (GD) 20, the PCE group had an elevated serum corticosterone level reduced fetal bodyweight, maximum adrenal sectional area, and elevated adrenal corticosterone and aldosterone contents...
January 14, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343422/effect-of-foetal-and-infant-growth-and-body-composition-on-respiratory-outcomes-in-preterm-born-children
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REVIEW
Sarah J Kotecha, John Lowe, Sailesh Kotecha
Body composition and growth outcomes of preterm-born subjects have been studied by many researchers. In general, preterm-born children have lower height and weight especially in infancy. Despite showing potential for catch-up growth, they continue to lag behind their term counterparts in adolescence and adulthood. The various methods of studying body composition and the differing gestations and ages at which it is assessed may go some way to explaining the inconsistent results observed in different studies...
December 20, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343227/associations-among-maternal-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-gestational-weight-gain-and-risk-of-autism-in-the-han-chinese-population
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Yidong Shen, Huixi Dong, Xiaozi Lu, Nan Lian, Guanglei Xun, Lijuan Shi, Lu Xiao, Jingping Zhao, Jianjun Ou
BACKGROUND: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with an unclear etiology. Pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) have been suggested to play a role in the etiology of autism. The current study explores the associations among maternal pre-pregnancy BMI, GWG and the risk of autism in the Han Chinese population. METHODS: Demographic information, a basic medical history and information regarding maternal pre-pregnancy and pregnancy conditions were collected from the parents of 705 Han Chinese children with autism and 2236 unrelated typically developing children...
January 17, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343215/women-s-decision-making-processes-and-the-influences-on-their-mode-of-birth-following-a-previous-caesarean-section-in-taiwan-a-qualitative-study
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Shu-Wen Chen, Alison M Hutchinson, Cate Nagle, Tracey K Bucknall
BACKGROUND: Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is an alternative option for women who have had a previous caesarean section (CS); however, uptake is limited because of concern about the risks of uterine rupture. The aim of this study was to explore women's decision-making processes and the influences on their mode of birth following a previous CS. METHODS: A qualitative approach was used. The research comprised three stages. Stage I consisted of naturalistic observation at 33-34 weeks' gestation...
January 17, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343193/perinatal-sclerostin-concentrations-in-abnormal-fetal-growth-the-impact-of-gestational-diabetes
#20
Despina D Briana, Maria Boutsikou, Antonios Marmarinos, Dimitrios Gourgiotis, Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate maternal and cord blood concentrations of sclerostin -an osteocyte-secreted factor, inhibiting osteoblast differentiation and bone formation and associated with adverse metabolism- in pregnancies with normal and abnormal fetal growth. METHODS: Plasma sclerostin concentrations were determined by ELISA in 80 maternal and 80 cord blood samples from asymmetric intrauterine-growth-restricted (IUGR, n = 30), large-for-gestational-age (LGA, n = 30) and appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA, n = 20) singleton full-term pregnancies...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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