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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077838/low-grade-metabolically-induced-inflammation-mediators-interleukin-6-adiponectin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-serum-levels-in-obese-pregnant-patients-in-the-perinatal-period
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Malgorzata Zembala-Szczerba, Andrzej Jaworowski, Hubert Huras, Dorota Babczyk, Robert Jach
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major clinical problem. The number of obese pregnant women is rising rapidly. The consequences of obesity are significant and affect every aspect of perinatal care for both the mother and the developing fetus. Adipose tissue may be responsible for chronic subclinical inflammation in obesity, being a source of inflammatory mediators. The study was designed to evaluate the analysis of the serum concentration of inflammatory mediators, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and adiponectin, in obese pregnant women at full-term pregnancies...
January 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062958/a-study-of-oxidative-stress-in-neonates-delivered-through-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid
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Tapas Bandyopadhyay, B D Bhatia, H D Khanna
: To estimate the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) and 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG) in cord blood plasma of newborns born through meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) and also to find out the correlation between their levels with birth weight and gestation, we measured the cord blood plasma levels of MDA and 8-OH-dG in 59 newborns born through MSAF and 50 newborns born through clear liquor. The levels of cord blood plasma MDA and 8-OH-dG were significantly higher in full-term and late-preterm newborns born through MSAF...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062025/amniotic-fluid-technical-update-on-physiology-and-measurement
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Kenneth I Lim, Kimberly Butt, Kentia Naud, Mila Smithies
OBJECTIVE: OUTCOMES: EVIDENCE: A MEDLINE and KFINDER search was used to identify relevant articles, with review of bibliography identified article including Cochrane reviews and recent review articles. VALUES: The evidence collected was reviewed by the Diagnostic Imaging Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. The recommendations were made according to the guidelines developed by The Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care (Table 1)...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042787/-predictive-factors-of-the-outcomes-of-prenatal-hydronephrosis
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Paolo Bragagnini, Blanca Estors, Reyes Delgado, Miguel Ángel Rihuete, Jesús Gracia
OBJECTIVES: To determine prenatal and postnatal independent predictors of poor outcome, spontaneous resolution, or the need for surgery in patients with prenatal hydronephrosis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients with prenatal hydronephrosis. The renal pelvis APD was measured in the third prenatal trimester ultrasound, as well as in the first and second postnatal ultrasound. Other variables were taken into account, both prenatal and postnatal...
December 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039853/the-presence-of-vaginal-lactobacillus-species-does-not-contribute-to-a-measureable-difference-in-amniotic-fluid-lactate-levels-collected-from-the-vaginal-tract-of-laboring-women
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Beverley Hall, Diana Wong, Clare Healy, Mark B Tracy, Sally K Tracy, William D Rawlinson
Amniotic fluid lactate research is based on the hypothesis that a relationship exists between fatigued uterine muscles and raised concentrations of the metabolite lactate, which is excreted into the amniotic fluid during labor. To assess potentially confounding effects of lactate producing organisms on amniotic fluid lactate measurements, we aimed to determine if the presence of vaginal Lactobacillus species was associated with elevated levels of amniotic fluid lactate, measured from the vaginal tract of women in labor MATERIAL AND METHODS: Results from this study contribute to a large prospective longitudinal study of amniotic fluid lactate at a teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia...
December 31, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001177/uromodulin-a-new-biomarker-of-fetal-renal-function
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Thais Emanuelle Faria Botelho, Alamanda Kfoury Pereira, Patrícia Gonçalves Teixeira, Eura Martins Lage, Gabriel Costa Osanan, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive uropathies are main diseases affecting the fetus. Early diagnosis allows to establish the appropriate therapy to minimize the risk of damage to kidney function at birth. Biochemical markers have been used to predict the prognosis of renal function in fetuses. Uromodulin, also known by Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP) is exclusively produced in the kidneys and in normal conditions is the protein excreted in larger amounts in human urine. It plays important roles in kidneys and urinary tract...
December 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989413/a-noninvasive-surfactant-adsorption-test-predicting-the-need-for-surfactant-therapy-in-preterm-infants-treated-with-continuous-positive-airway-pressure
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Chiara Autilio, Mercedes Echaide, Alexandra Benachi, Anne Marfaing-Koka, Ettore D Capoluongo, Jesús Pérez-Gil, Daniele De Luca
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of the surfactant adsorption test (SAT) as a predictor for the need for surfactant replacement therapy in neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). STUDY DESIGN: Amniotic fluid samples were collected from 41 preterm neonates with RDS treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and 15 healthy control term neonates. Purified porcine surfactant served as a further control. Lamellar bodies and lung ultrasound score were also measured in a subset of the neonates treated with CPAP...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935855/estimation-of-fetal-weight-by-ultrasonography-after-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-comparison-of-different-formulas
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Sertac Esin, Mutlu Hayran, Yusuf Aytac Tohma, Mahmut Guden, Ismail Alay, Deniz Esinler, Serdar Yalvac, Omer Kandemir
OBJECTIVE: To compare different ultrasonographic fetal weight estimation formulas in predicting the fetal birth weight of preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) fetuses. METHODS: Based on the ultrasonographic measurements, the estimated fetal weight (EFW) was calculated according to the published formulas. The comparisons used estimated birth weight (EBW) and observed birth weight (OBW) to calculate the mean absolute percentage error [(EBW-OBW)/OBW×100], mean percentage error [(EBW-OBW)/OBW×100)] and their 95% confidence intervals...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930651/maternal-and-fetal-pharmacokinetics-of-oral-radiolabeled-and-authentic-bisphenol-a-in-the-rhesus-monkey
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Catherine A VandeVoort, Roy R Gerona, Frederick S Vom Saal, Alice F Tarantal, Patricia A Hunt, Anne Hillenweck, Daniel Zalko
The present study was conducted in pregnant rhesus monkeys to determine the rapidity and extent to which BPA reaches the fetal compartment following oral ingestion, and the 24-hr fate of BPA. To assess metabolism changes during the course of pregnancy, we compared BPA biotransformation during the second and third trimesters in the same animals, measuring the levels of sulfated, gluronidated, and free BPA in maternal serum, amniotic fluid, and fetal serum. All animals showed measurable unconjugated and conjugated BPA in the fetal compartment and slow clearance compared to maternal serum...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921446/value-of-fibrinogen-in-cases-of-maternal-death-related-to-amniotic-fluid-embolism
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Hiroaki Tanaka, Shinji Katsuragi, Kazuhiro Osato, Junichi Hasegawa, Masahiko Nakata, Takeshi Murakoshi, Jun Yoshimatsu, Akihiko Sekizawa, Naohiro Kanayama, Isamu Ishiwata, Tomoaki Ikeda
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the rate of coagulopathy progression in amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), using the level of fibrinogen. METHODS: We examined all cases of maternal death (46 cases) related to AFE between 2010 and 2013 in Japan (total number of deliveries: 4,291,459). Fibrinogen, blood loss from AFE onset to fibrinogen measurement, and time from onset to fibrinogen measurement were investigated. The correlations of fibrinogen with time from onset to fibrinogen measurement and blood loss at fibrinogen measurement were analyzed...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874184/antenatal-ultrasound-features-in-fetuses-with-gastroschisis-and-its-prediction-in-neonatal-outcome
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Jessica A Robertson, Roy M Kimble, Kellie Stockton, Renuka Sekar
BACKGROUND: Gastroschisis is the most common major congenital anomaly managed by paediatric surgeons. The significance of certain associated antenatal ultrasound features in determining fetal outcome is under discussion. AIM: The study aims to define if associated antenatal ultrasound features of gastroschisis are useful prognostic markers for fetal outcome. By establishing the significance of features, including extra- and intra-abdominal bowel dilatation, stomach herniation, stomach dilatation, bowel matting, growth restriction, abnormal umbilical artery (UA) Doppler ultrasounds, and abnormal amniotic fluid volume, it is hoped clinicians will have enhanced ability to counsel parents about the likely outcomes for their infant...
November 22, 2016: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836365/transamniotic-stem-cell-therapy-trascet-in-a-leporine-model-of-gastroschisis
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Christina Feng, Christopher D Graham, Hester F Shieh, Joseph A Brazzo, John Patrick Connors, Lucas Rohrer, Alexander Papadakis, David Zurakowski, Dario O Fauza
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Transamniotic stem cell therapy (TRASCET) with amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells (afMSCs) has been shown to mitigate bowel damage in a rodent model of gastroschisis. As a prerequisite to clinical translation, we sought to study TRASCET in a larger animal model. METHODS: New Zealand rabbit fetuses (n=64) with surgically created gastroschisis were divided into three groups. One group (untreated) had no further manipulations. Two groups received volume-matched intraamniotic injections of either saline or a suspension of afMSCs...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829162/second-trimester-amniotic-fluid-bisphenol-a-concentration-is-associated-with-decreased-birth-weight-in-term-infants
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Sara E Pinney, Clementina A Mesaros, Nathaniel W Snyder, Christine M Busch, Rui Xiao, Sara Aijaz, Naila Ijaz, Ian A Blair, Jeanne M Manson
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting chemical with ubiquitous environmental exposure. Animal studies have demonstrated that in utero BPA exposure leads to increased adult body weight. Our aim was to characterize human fetal BPA exposure by measuring BPA concentration in second trimester amniotic fluid (AF) samples and to study its relationship with birth weight (BW) in full term infants. To achieve these goals, we developed a total BPA assay utilizing derivatization with pentafluorobenzyl followed by analysis with LC-ECAPCI-MS/MS with a limit of detection of 0...
November 6, 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804212/international-estimated-fetal-weight-standards-of-the-intergrowth-21-st-project
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J Stirnemann, J Villar, L J Salomon, E Ohuma, P Ruyan, D G Altman, F Nosten, R Craik, S Munim, L Cheikh Ismail, F C Barros, A Lambert, S Norris, M Carvalho, Y A Jaffer, J A Noble, E Bertino, M G Gravett, M Purwar, C Victora, R Uauy, Z Bhutta, S Kennedy, A T Papageorghiou
BACKGROUND: Estimated fetal weight (EFW) and fetal biometry are complementary measures to screen for fetal growth disturbances. Our aim was to provide international EFW standards to complement the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Fetal Growth Standards that are available for use worldwide. METHODS: Women with an accurate gestational age assessment, who were enrolled in the prospective, international, multicentre, population-based, Fetal Growth Longitudinal Growth Study (FGLS) and INTERBIO-21(st) Fetal Study (FS), two of the components of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project, had ultrasound scans every 5 weeks from 9-14 weeks until 40 weeks' gestation...
November 2, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758685/consequence-of-maternal-zika-virus-infection-a-narrative-review
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Kamal Niaz, Mohammad Abdollahi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a deadly flavivirus that has spread from Africa to Asia and European countries. The virus is associated with other viruses in the same genus or family, transmitted by the same mosquito species with known history of fatality. A sudden increase in the rate of infection from ZIKV has made it a global health concern, which necessitates close symptom monitoring, enhancing treatment options, and vaccine production. This paper reviewed current reports on birth defects associated with ZIKV, mode of transmission, body fluids containing the virus, diagnosis , possible preventive measures or treatments, and vaccine development...
October 18, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756534/antenatal-fetal-surveillance-assessment-of-the-afv
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Dawn S Hughes, Everett F Magann
The evaluation of amniotic fluid volume (AFV) is an established part of the antenatal surveillance of pregnancies at risk for an adverse pregnancy outcome. The two most commonly used ultrasound techniques to estimate AFV are the amniotic fluid index (AFI) and the single deepest pocket (SDP). Four studies have defined normal AFVs, and although their normal volumes have similarities, there are also differences primarily due to the statistical methodology used in each study. Dye-determined AFV correlates with ultrasound estimates for normal fluid volumes but correlates poorly for oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios...
January 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744775/prevalence-of-maternal-cell-contamination-in-amniotic-fluid-samples
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Jennifer Weida, Avinash S Patil, Frank P Schubert, Gail Vance, Holli Drendel, Angela Reese, Stephen Dlouhy, Shaochun Bai, Men-Jean Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence of maternal cell contamination (MCC) in the first few milliliters of amniotic fluid withdrawn during amniocentesis. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed. The initial 2-3 ml of amniotic fluid withdrawn during amniocentesis was divided into direct analysis (uncultured) and cultured samples. A matching maternal buccal swab was obtained for MCC testing. MCC was determined by short-tandem repeat analysis...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734505/amniotic-fluid-discordance-in-monochorionic-diamniotic-twin-pregnancies-is-associated-with-increased-risk-for-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence
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Liran Hiersch, Mayan Eitan, Eran Ashwal, Boaz Weisz, Benny Chayen, Shlomo Lipitz, Yoav Yinon
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk for twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) and adverse perinatal outcome in monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies with amniotic fluid discordance (AFD). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 34 MCDA pregnancies with AFD (intertwin difference of ≥3 cm in maximal vertical pocket measurement) without meeting the criteria for twin to twin transfusion syndrome or selective intrauterine growth restriction. Perinatal outcome measures and the risk for TAPS were compared with a control group consisted of 101 MCDA twin pregnancies without AFD, twin to twin transfusion syndrome, or selective intrauterine growth restriction...
December 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678095/investigating-the-role-of-fetal-gene-expression-in-preterm-birth
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Neeta L Vora, Lisa Smeester, Kim Boggess, Rebecca C Fry
Second-trimester amniotic fluid supernatant (AFS) contains cell-free fetal RNA (cffRNA) transcripts that can provide information about fetal gene expression. In a retrospective case-control study, we measured second-trimester fetal gene expression using cffRNA extracted from AFS in women who had spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) <34 weeks and in women who delivered >37 weeks. We extracted cffRNA from AFS of women with singletons who had second-trimester genetic amniocenteses. Twenty-one gravidas who had sPTB and 21 term controls were matched 1:1 for maternal age, fetal sex, race, gestational age (GA) at the time of amniocentesis, and medication exposure...
September 27, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651133/evaluation-of-amniotic-mesenchymal-cell-derivatives-on-cytokine-production-in-equine-alveolar-macrophages-an-in-vitro-approach-to-lung-inflammation
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Enrica Zucca, Emanuela Corsini, Valentina Galbiati, Anna Lange-Consiglio, Francesco Ferrucci
BACKGROUND: Data obtained in both animal models and clinical trials suggest that cell-based therapies represent a potential therapeutic strategy for lung repair and remodeling. Recently, new therapeutic approaches based on the use of stem cell derivatives (e.g., conditioned medium (CM) and microvesicles (MVs)) to regenerate tissues and improve their functions were proposed. The aim of this study was to investigate the immunomodulatory effects of equine amniotic mesenchymal cell derivatives on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine production in equine alveolar macrophages, which may be beneficial in lung inflammatory disorders such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) in horses...
September 20, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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