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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044348/sonographically-abnormal-placenta-an-association-with-an-increased-risk-poor-pregnancy-outcomes
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W D Wan Masliza, M Y Bajuri, M R Hassan, N M Naim, A Shuhaila, S Das
BACKGROUND: The placenta is a most interesting but unfortunately often ignored and misunderstood organ. Placental abnormalities, therefore, can be an "early warning system" for fetal problems. A complete prenatal sonographic examination of the placenta is an essential component as its abnormalities can have a direct effect on fetal or maternal outcomes, obstetrical management and future fertility. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether any association exists between the finding of an increased thickness of placenta, abnormal placenta shape, placental calcification, placental lake and abnormal cord insertion site at 20-22 and 30-32 weeks gestation with an increased risk of uteroplacental complications or a poor pregnancy outcome...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031540/maternal-uterine-artery-vegf-gene-therapy-for-treatment-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#2
Anna L David
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a serious pregnancy complication affecting approximately 8% of all pregnancies. The aetiology is believed to be insufficient maternal uteroplacental perfusion which prevents adequate nutrient and oxygen availability for the fetus. There is no treatment that can improve uteroplacental perfusion and thereby increase fetal growth in the uterus. Maternal uterine artery gene therapy presents a promising treatment strategy for IUGR, with the use of adenoviral vectors encoding for proteins such as Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) demonstrating improvements in fetal growth and neonatal outcome in preclinical studies...
September 27, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020789/-the-role-of-maternal-imunity-and-woman%C3%A2-s-microbiome-in-the-pathogenesis-of-preterm-labor
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M Koucký, K Malíčková, J Hrdý, A Černý, H Hrbáčková, P Šimják, A Pařízek
OBJECTIVE: To summarize available data concerning the role of maternal imunity and woman´s microbiome in the pathogenesis of preterm labor and their use in clinical practice. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology od the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, and General Teaching Hospital. DESIGN: Review article. METHODS: Compilation od published data from scientific literature. CONCLUSION: Preterm labor complicates approximately 10% of all pregnancies and represents a serious medical, social and economic problem...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982184/uptake-and-release-of-amino-acids-in-the-fetal-placental-unit-in-human-pregnancies
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Maia Blomhoff Holm, Nasser Ezzatkhah Bastani, Ane Moe Holme, Manuela Zucknick, Thomas Jansson, Helga Refsum, Lars Mørkrid, Rune Blomhoff, Tore Henriksen, Trond Melbye Michelsen
OBJECTIVES: The current concepts of human fetal-placental amino acid exchange and metabolism are mainly based on animal-, in vitro- and ex vivo models. We aimed to determine and assess the paired relationships between concentrations and arteriovenous differences of 19 amino acids on the maternal and fetal sides of the human placenta in a large study sample. METHODS: This cross-sectional in vivo study included 179 healthy women with uncomplicated term pregnancies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966468/fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-herpes-encephalitis-following-primary-maternal-herpes-simplex-infection
#5
Jenna K Sloan, Chase R Cawyer, Nathan S Drever
Uteroplacental transmission of a primary herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in pregnancy has been reported; however, HSV ventriculomegaly of the neonate has not been well documented in utero. We present a case of a 19-year-old woman who developed a primary HSV outbreak at 17 weeks of gestation and was treated with acyclovir. A congenital malformation scan at 18 weeks of gestation demonstrated no fetal abnormalities; however, an ultrasound at 33 weeks showed a new finding of ventriculomegaly. Additionally, hydrocephalus was confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966042/pregnancy-in-women-with-corrected-aortic-coarctation-uteroplacental-doppler-flow-and-pregnancy-outcome
#6
Anne S Siegmund, Marlies A M Kampman, Caterina M Bilardo, Ali Balci, Arie P J van Dijk, Martijn A Oudijk, Barbara J M Mulder, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Gertjan Tj Sieswerda, Steven V Koenen, Krystyna M Sollie-Szarynska, Tjark Ebels, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Petronella G Pieper
OBJECTIVE: Women with repaired coarctation of the aorta (rCoA) are at risk of hypertensive disorders and other complications during pregnancy. Hypertensive disorders in pregnant women are associated with inadequate uteroplacental flow, which is related to adverse offspring outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of maternal cardiac function, placental function and pregnancy complications in women with rCoA. METHODS: We included 49 pregnant women with rCoA and 69 controls from the prospective ZAHARA-studies (Zwangerschap bij Aangeboren HARtAfwijkingen, pregnancy in congenital heart disease)...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914979/systemic-evaluation-of-vascular-dysfunction-by-high-resolution-sonography-in-an-n%C3%AF-nitro-l-arginine-methyl-ester-hydrochloride-induced-mouse-model-of-preeclampsia-like-symptoms
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Ying Zhao, Ning Yang, Hanying Li, Wei Cai, Xin Zhang, Yongqiang Ma, Xiulong Niu, Guohong Yang, Xin Zhou, Yuming Li
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate vascular function, including arterial resistance and endothelial function, by high-resolution sonography in an Nω -nitro-l-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (l-NAME)-induced mouse model of preeclampsia-like symptoms. METHODS: Pregnant mice were subcutaneously injected with a saline solution (control; n = 10) or l-NAME (n = 10) between the 7th and 18th days of gestation. The resistive index and pulsatility index (RI and PI, indicators of arterial resistance) of the uteroplacental, umbilical, femoral, and common carotid arteries and the flow-mediated dilatation (index of endothelial function) of the femoral artery were measured by high-frequency sonography in both groups...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912068/angiogenic-imbalance-and-diminished-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-underlie-regional-decreases-in-uteroplacental-vascularization-and-feto-placental-growth-in-hypertensive-pregnancy
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Carlos A Dias-Junior, Juanjuan Chen, Ning Cui, Charles L Chiang, Minglin Zhu, Zongli Ren, Jose S Possomato-Vieira, Raouf A Khalil
Preeclampsia is a form of hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg) with unclear mechanism. Generalized reduction of uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP) could be an initiating event leading to uteroplacental ischemia, angiogenic imbalance, and HTN-Preg. Additional regional differences in uteroplacental blood flow could further affect the pregnancy outcome and increase the risk of preeclampsia in twin or multiple pregnancy, but the mechanisms involved are unclear. To test the hypothesis that regional differences in angiogenic balance and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) underlie regional uteroplacental vascularization and feto-placental development, we compared fetal and placental growth, and placental and myoendometrial vascularization in the proximal, middle and distal regions of the uterus (in relation to the iliac bifurcation) in normal pregnant (Preg) and RUPP rats...
September 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892981/effect-of-transdermal-nitroglycerine-on-doppler-velocity-waveforms-of-the-uterine-umbilical-and-fetal-middle-cerebral-arteries-in-patients-with-chronic-placental-insufficiency-a-prospective-rct
#9
Suruchi Gupta, Meenakshi Chauhan, Jyotsna Sen, Smiti Nanda
INTRODUCTION: Increase in Nitric Oxide (NO) may be important in vascular adaptation needed to accommodate increased uteroplacental blood flow as pregnancy advances. Hence, in certain conditions like Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) and Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR), NO donors may play an effective role in increasing uteroplacental perfusion. Transdermal route appears to be a safe and effective route. AIM: To evaluate the effect of nitroglycerine patch on Doppler velocity waveforms of the uterine, umbilical and fetal middle cerebral arteries in patients with chronic placental insufficiency...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864010/the-association-between-placental-histopathology-and-autism-spectrum-disorder
#10
Jennifer K Straughen, Dawn P Misra, George Divine, Ruchit Shah, Gabriela Perez, Samantha VanHorn, Victoria Onbreyt, Beata Dygulska, Rebecca Schmitt, Sanford Lederman, Pramod Narula, Carolyn M Salafia
INTRODUCTION: Research suggests that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has its origins in utero. This study examines the association between evidence of placental histopathology and ASD. METHODS: Administrative claims data and medical records data were used to identify ASD cases (N = 55) and matched controls (N = 199) born at New York Methodist Hospital between 2007 and 2014 and subsequently seen in affiliated pediatrics clinics. Placentas from all births during this time period were reviewed as part of routine care...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818013/relationship-between-doppler-findings-and-fetal-brain-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-early-onset-intra-uterine-growth-restriction
#11
Mehmet Serdar Kutuk, Murside Sahin, Sureyya Burcu Gorkem, Selim Doganay, Ahmet Ozturk
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between uteroplacental Doppler sonography findings and cerebral diffusion measured by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) in fetuses with early-onset intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 54 pregnant women with fetal IUGR and 15 healthy controls (n: 15). Fetuses with IUGR were classified into four groups based on Doppler findings: group 1 (n = 12), umbilical artery (UA) pulsatility index (PI) > 95pc; group 2 (n = 11), UA PI >95 pc and middle cerebral artery PI < 5pc; group 3 (n = 21), absent end-diastolic (A-EDF) in UA; group 4 (n = 10), reversed EDF in UA...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768834/placentome-nutrient-transporters-and-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-proteins-are-altered-by-the-methionine-supply-during-late-gestation-in-dairy-cows-and-are-associated-with-newborn-birth-weight
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Fernanda Batistel, Abdulrahman Sm Alharthi, Ling Wang, Claudia Parys, Yuan-Xiang Pan, Felipe C Cardoso, Juan J Loor
Background: To our knowledge, most research demonstrating a link between maternal nutrition and both fetal growth and offspring development after birth has been performed with nonruminants. Whether such relationships exist in large ruminants is largely unknown.Objective: We aimed to investigate whether increasing the methionine supply during late pregnancy would alter uteroplacental tissue nutrient transporters and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and their relation with newborn body weight.Methods: Multiparous Holstein cows were used in a randomized complete block design experiment...
September 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753499/non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-nicom-%C3%A2-can-predict-the-evolution-of-uteroplacental-disease-results-of-the-prospective-handle-study
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Cathy Monteith, Lisa McSweeney, Colm R Breatnach, Anne Doherty, Lucy Shirren, Elizabeth C Tully, Patrick Dicker, Fergal D Malone, Afif El-Khuffash, Etaoin Kent
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to firstly identify the different haemodynamic profiles amongst nulliparous women who develop either gestational hypertension (GH), pre-eclampsia (PE), normotensive fetal growth restriction (FGR) versus unaffected pregnancies using non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM(®)). Our second primary objective was to assess the ability of NICOM(®) derived variables to predict the evolution of PE, GH and FGR. STUDY DESIGN: Low risk nulliparous women were enrolled in a single center prospective observational study...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726984/physiology-and-endocrinology-symposium-alterations-in-uteroplacental-hemodynamics-during-melatonin-supplementation-in-sheep-and-cattle
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C O Lemley, K A Vonnahme
Compromised placental function can result in fetal growth restriction which is associated with greater risk of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Large increases in transplacental nutrient and waste exchange, which support the exponential increase in fetal growth during the last half of gestation, are dependent primarily on the rapid growth and vascularization of the uteroplacenta. The amplitude of melatonin secretion has been associated with improved oxidative status and altered cardiovascular function in several mammalian species; however, melatonin mediated alterations of uteroplacental capacity in sheep and cattle are lacking...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718233/haemodynamic-preservation-in-caesarean-sections-by-low-dose-0-5-hyperbaric-bupivacaine
#15
Maqsood Ahmad, Mumtaz Ahmad, Naveel Atif
BACKGROUND: Spinal anaesthesia is technique of choice for caesarean sections and hyperbaric bupivacaine is a recommended drug for this popular block. Although safe but few complications are haemodynamic changes, postdural puncture headache, cauda equina syndrome and radiculopathy. However, hypotension remains the common side effect which is believed to occur in 95% of patients resulting in reduction of uteroplacental perfusion causing foetal acid-base abnormalities. Various doses regimes are in safe anaesthesia practice for providing regional anaesthesia for such patients with least detrimental effects on foetal outcome...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695336/experimentally-induced-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-rabbits-leads-to-differential-remodelling-of-left-versus-right-ventricular-myocardial-microstructure
#16
Julia Schipke, Anna Gonzalez-Tendero, Lidia Cornejo, Alper Willführ, Bart Bijnens, Fatima Crispi, Christian Mühlfeld, Eduard Gratacós
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with foetal cardiac remodelling and dysfunction together with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Experimental data concerning effects of IUGR on cardiomyocyte and microvascularization anatomy are inconsistent and it is unknown whether both ventricles are similarly susceptible to in utero undersupply. Foetal IUGR was induced in pregnant rabbits at 25 days of gestation by selective ligation of uteroplacental vessels. Foetal echocardiography showed systolic and diastolic dysfunction of both ventricles and body and heart weight were significantly reduced in response to IUGR...
November 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662830/matrix-metalloproteinases-in-normal-pregnancy-and-preeclampsia
#17
Juanjuan Chen, Raouf A Khalil
Normal pregnancy is associated with marked hemodynamic and uterine changes that allow adequate uteroplacental blood flow and uterine expansion for the growing fetus. These pregnancy-associated changes involve significant uteroplacental and vascular remodeling. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are important regulators of vascular and uterine remodeling. Increases in MMP-2 and MMP-9 have been implicated in vasodilation, placentation, and uterine expansion during normal pregnancy. The increases in MMPs could be induced by the increased production of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640514/de-novo-abnormal-uteroplacental-circulation-in-the-third-trimester-pregnancy-outcome-and-pathological-implications
#18
Julia Binder, Caitriona Monaghan, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Silvia Carta, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVE: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are associated with impaired placentation, as evidenced by abnormal uterine artery (UtA) Doppler. UtA mean pulsatility index (PI) shows a progressive decline with gestational age (GA). However, previous studies have reported that a proportion of pregnancies demonstrate worsening of the UtA Doppler. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of HDP according to the change in the UtA mean PI between the second and third trimester...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632498/can-early-ultrasonography-explain-the-lower-miscarriage-rates-in-twin-as-compared-to-singleton-pregnancies-following-assisted-reproduction
#19
Ana Póvoa, Alexandra Matias, Pedro Xavier, Isaac Blickstein
OBJECTIVE: To compare first trimester 2D conventional and 3D power Doppler angiography measures in twins and singletons following assisted reproduction. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 50 singleton and 47 twin pregnancies that eventually ended in live births. Patients were recruited from a single assisted reproductive technology (ART) center with standard treatment protocols. Obstetric ultrasound was performed at 8-9 weeks +6 days. Intervillous flow, uteroplacental circulation and uterine artery pulsatility (PI) and resistance index (RI) using two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound examination were evaluated...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629246/clinical-significance-of-primary-symptoms-in-women-with-placental-abruption
#20
Youwen Mei, Yonghong Lin
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical significance of primary symptoms in women with placental abruption. METHODS: A retrospective study of 273 cases of placental abruption was performed. The subjects were classified into two groups according to primary symptoms: 210 cases of the vaginal bleeding group and 63 cases of the abdominal pain group. The clinical features, maternal and neonatal outcomes were compared between two groups. RESULTS: The incidence of preeclampsia and preterm birth in the vaginal bleeding group was significantly lower than abdominal pain group, while the incidence of premature rupture of membrane (PROM) in the former group was higher than that in the latter group...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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