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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938736/deep-sequencing-shows-that-oocytes-are-not-prone-to-accumulate-mtdna-heteroplasmic-mutations-during-ovarian-ageing
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L Boucret, C Bris, V Seegers, D Goudenège, V Desquiret-Dumas, M Domin-Bernhard, V Ferré-L'Hotellier, P E Bouet, P Descamps, P Reynier, V Procaccio, P May-Panloup
STUDY QUESTION: Does ovarian ageing increase the number of heteroplasmic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) point mutations in oocytes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our results suggest that oocytes are not subject to the accumulation of mtDNA point mutations during ovarian ageing. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Ageing is associated with the alteration of mtDNA integrity in various tissues. Primary oocytes, present in the ovary since embryonic life, may accumulate mtDNA mutations during the process of ovarian ageing...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938735/the-age-of-fathers-in-the-usa-is-rising-an-analysis-of-168-867-480-births-from-1972-to-2015
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Yash S Khandwala, Chiyuan A Zhang, Ying Lu, Michael L Eisenberg
STUDY QUESTION: How has the mean paternal age in the USA changed over the past 4 decades? SUMMARY ANSWER: The age at which men are fathering children in the USA has been increasing over time, although it varies by race, geographic region and paternal education level. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: While the rise in mean maternal age and its implications for fertility, birth outcomes and public health have been well documented, little is known about paternal characteristics of births within the USA...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938649/family-based-whole-exome-sequencing-of-atopic-dermatitis-complicated-with-cataracts
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Wenxin Luo, Wangdong Xu, Lin Xia, Dan Xie, Lin Wang, Zaipei Guo, Yue Cheng, Yi Liu, Weimin Li
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin disorder with elevated prevalence. Cataract induced by AD rarely occurs in adolescent and young adult patients, which is also called atopic cataract. Using whole exome sequencing, we aimed to explore genetic alterations among AD and atopic cataract. RESULT: We recruited a 19 year-old Chinese male with AD accompanied with cataracts, his father with AD and his mother without AD or cataract. Through analysis of the exomic sequence of the 3 individuals from the same family, we identified that with respect to AD, there were 162 genes mutated in both this patient and his father but not in his mother...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938476/fetal-and-maternal-genetic-variants-influencing-neonatal-vitamin-d-status
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Ketil Størdal, Karl Mårild, German Tapia, Margareta Haugen, Arieh S Cohen, Benedicte A Lie, Lars C Stene
Objective: Several genetic polymorphisms determine vitamin D status. We aimed to estimate the strength of association of established 25-hydroyxvitamin D (25OHD) associated variants in the mother and in the fetus, with 25OHD concentration in newborn umbilical cord plasma. Methods: We randomly selected 578 mother and child dyads from the prospective Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study (MoBa). 25OHD was assayed in maternal samples taken shortly after delivery and in cord samples...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938431/association-of-thyroid-function-with-maternal-and-neonatal-homocysteine-concentrations
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Mirjana Barjaktarovic, Eric A P Steegers, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Yolanda B de Rijke, Theo J Visser, Tim I M Korevaar, Robin P Peeters
Context: High homocysteine concentrations are associated with maternal pregnancy complications and low birth weight, jaundice and cerebrovascular accidents in neonates. Thyroid hormone may interfere with homocysteine metabolism via stimulation of vitamin B12- and folate-dependent processes and via effects on enzymes of the re-methylation pathway. Objective: Investigating the associations of maternal and neonatal thyroid function with homocysteine during pregnancy and after delivery, respectively...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938413/prenatal-diagnosis-of-resistance-to-thyroid-hormone-and-its-clinical-implications
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Theodora Pappa, João Anselmo, Sunnee Mamanasiri, Alexandra M Dumitrescu, Roy E Weiss, Samuel Refetoff
Context: Resistance to thyroid hormone beta (RTHβ) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by reduced sensitivity of target tissues to thyroid hormones (TH). Individuals with RTHβ have high TH levels usually due to mutations in the TH receptor beta (THRB) gene. The management of RTHβ during pregnancy is challenging as wild-type (WT) fetuses born to RTHβ mothers have low birth weight and suppressed postnatal TSH, due to intrauterine exposure to excess TH. Objective: To determine birth weight and postnatal TSH of WT fetuses carried by mothers with RTHβ whose fT4 levels were maintained below 20% the upper limit of normal (ULN)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938230/outcomes-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-disease-following-maternal-primary-and-non-primary-infection
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Antonietta Giannattasio, Pasquale Di Costanzo, Arianna De Matteis, Paola Milite, Daniela De Martino, Laura Bucci, Maria Rosaria Augurio, Carmela Bravaccio, Teresa Ferrara, Letizia Capasso, Francesco Raimondi
BACKGROUND: Natural history and long term prognosis of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease according to maternal primary versus non-primary infection are not clearly documented. OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical, laboratory and neuroimaging features at onset and long term outcome of congenitally CMV-infected patients born to mothers with non-primary infection compared with a group of patients born to mothers with primary infection. STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive neonates born from 2002 to 2015 were considered eligible for the study...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938077/one-step-for-a-hospital-ten-steps-for-women-african-american-women-s-experiences-in-a-newly-accredited-baby-friendly-hospital
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Elizabeth M Miller, Adetola F Louis-Jacques, Tara F Deubel, Ivonne Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Despite strides made by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to improve and normalize breastfeeding, considerable racial inequality persists in breastfeeding rates. Few studies have explored African American women's experience in a Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative system to understand sources of this inequality. Research aim: This study aimed to explore African American women's experiences of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding at a women's center associated with a university-affiliated hospital that recently achieved Baby-Friendly status...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937960/prenatal-exposure-to-nonpersistent-endocrine-disruptors-and-behavior-in-boys-at-3-and-5-years
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Claire Philippat, Dorothy Nakiwala, Antonia M Calafat, Jérémie Botton, Maria De Agostini, Barbara Heude, Rémy Slama
BACKGROUND: Sex-specific associations have been reported between phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), and child behavior. No data on large study populations are available for other phenols with possible endocrine-disrupting properties. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to study associations between prenatal exposure to phthalates and several phenols on behavior among male infants. METHODS: We quantified 11 phthalate metabolites and nine phenols (four parabens, benzophenone-3, BPA, two dichlorophenols, triclosan) in spot urine samples collected during pregnancy among EDEN cohort mothers who delivered a boy...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937959/prenatal-fluoride-exposure-and-cognitive-outcomes-in-children-at-4-and-6-12-years-of-age-in-mexico
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Morteza Bashash, Deena Thomas, Howard Hu, E Angeles Martinez-Mier, Brisa N Sanchez, Niladri Basu, Karen E Peterson, Adrienne S Ettinger, Robert Wright, Zhenzhen Zhang, Yun Liu, Lourdes Schnaas, Adriana Mercado-García, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Mauricio Hernández-Avila
BACKGROUND: Some evidence suggests that fluoride may be neurotoxic to children. Few of the epidemiologic studies have been longitudinal, had individual measures of fluoride exposure, addressed the impact of prenatal exposures or involved more than 100 participants. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to estimate the association of prenatal exposure to fluoride with offspring neurocognitive development. METHODS: We studied participants from the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) project...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937904/periodontal-pathogen-colonization-in-young-children-by-pcr-quantification-a-longitudinal-survey
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Karine Takahashi, Robson Frederico Cunha, Elerson Gaetti Jardim Junior
INTRODUCTION: Periodontal diseases are among the leading causes of premature tooth loss in adults, but the microbiota associated with this problem is established over time in childhood. AIM: This longitudinal study aimed to verify the occurrence of periodontal pathogens in the oral cavity of children aged six, twelve, eighteen and twenty-four months through PCR quantification, correlating them with the oral microbiota of their mothers. STUDY DESIGN: Saliva and oral biofilm samples were collected from mothers and children by using sterilized paper points...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937900/parents-attitude-towards-the-use-of-fluorides-and-fissure-sealants-and-its-effect-on-their-children-s-oral-health
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Sigalit Blumer, Tal Ratson, Benjamin Peretz, Nurit Dagon
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the attitudes of Israeli parents towards caries preventive measures. STUDY DESIGN: participating parents completed a 21-item questionnaire on their demographics, dental history, attitudes and satisfaction from fluorides and fissure sealants. RESULTS: One hundred parents (average age 41.62±4.9 years, 85 females) participated. Most of the parents (88% of the mothers and 84% of the fathers) had an academic education...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937858/our-mother-s-mitochondria-and-our-mind
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Peter Kramer, Paola Bressan
Most of the energy we get to spend is furnished by mitochondria, minuscule living structures sitting inside our cells or dispatched back and forth within them to where they are needed. Mitochondria produce energy by burning down what remains of our meal after we have digested it, but at the cost of constantly corroding themselves and us. Here we review how our mitochondria evolved from invading bacteria and have retained a small amount of independence from us; how we inherit them only from our mother; and how they are heavily implicated in learning, memory, cognition, and virtually every mental or neurological affliction...
September 1, 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937611/hcg-biological-functions-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Chinedu Nwabuobi, Sefa Arlier, Frederick Schatz, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli, Charles Joseph Lockwood, Umit Ali Kayisli
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced primarily by differentiated syncytiotrophoblasts, and represents a key embryonic signal that is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. hCG can activate various signaling cascades including mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 2 (Smad2), protein kinase C (PKC), and/or protein kinase A (PKA) in several cells types by binding to luteinizing hormone/chorionic gonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) or potentially by direct/indirect interaction with transforming growth factor beta receptor (TGFβR)...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937537/a-comparison-of-biologic-screening-and-diagnostic-indicators-to-detect-in-utero-opiate-and-cocaine-exposure-among-mother-infant-dyads
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Meagan Stabler, Peter Giacobbi, Ilana Chertok, Leann Long, Lesley Cottrell, Panitan Yossuck
BACKGROUND: Opioid and cocaine antenatal substance use can result in significant obstetric and pediatric health implications. Accurate detection of in utero exposed neonates can improve patient care and health outcomes. Therefore, the effectiveness of mother-infant biological and diagnostic indicators collected at labor and delivery to provide accurate detection of in utero opiate and cocaine exposure was assessed. METHODS: A retrospective medical chart review included 335 mother-infant dyads exposed to antenatal substances who were delivered between January 2009 and March 2014...
September 19, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937449/persistent-encopresis-enuresis-and-anxiety-in-a-7-year-old-girl
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Theodora Nelson, Heekyung Chae, Ran D Anbar, Martin T Stein
Sonia is a 7-year-old old girl who was referred to the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic by the Pediatric Urology Clinic because of persistent wetting and soiling behaviors. Since age 3 years, she has had a history of encopresis (and wetting) for which she has seen gastroenterology and urology specialists. The mother reports that Sonia has accidents almost daily, and she is not upset when sitting in her urine or feces. She dislikes going into the bathroom or sitting on the toilet by herself. She participated in a behavior modification program associated with the pediatric urology clinic, which helps children learn healthy voiding habits and achieve continence...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937236/impact-of-early-aggressive-nutrition-on-retinal-development-in-premature-infants
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N Lenhartova, K Matasova, Z Lasabova, K Javorka, A Calkovska
The normal retinal development is interrupted by preterm birth and a retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) may develop as its consequence. ROP is characterized by aberrant vessel formation in the retina as a response to multiple risk factors influencing the process of retinal angiogenesis. Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) play an important role in the process of normal retinal vascularization. Insufficient nutrition during the first 4 postnatal weeks results in low serum levels of IGF-1, which is essential for correct retinal vessels formation, ensuring survival of the newly formed endothelial cells...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937036/socioeconomic-and-environmental-determinants-to-preterm-birth-in-tibetan-women-an-analysis-based-on-the-hierarchically-conceptual-frame
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Xiao-Jing Fan, Jian-Min Gao, Yi-Jun Kang, Shao-Nong Dang, Wei-Hua Wang, Hong Yan, Duo-Lao Wang
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a common cause of death in newborns and may result from many determinants, but evidence for the socioeconomic and environmental determinants of preterm birth in Tibetan women of childbearing age is limited. The aim of this study was to understand the current status of preterm birth in native Tibetan women and investigate the socioeconomic and environmental determinants. METHODS: Data were drawn from a cohort study which was conducted from August 2006 to August 2012 in rural Lhasa, Tibet, China...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936940/-doctor-is-my-mother-suffering-from-dementia
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P Scheltens, F Gillissen, F H Bouwman, W M van der Flier
- The Netherlands health service features a stepwise diagnostic course in primary, secondary and tertiary care. In the diagnostic process for dementia the patient can go to the general practitioner, then to one of the 100 memory clinics and finally to one of the 4 academic Alzheimer centres.- The diagnostic process for dementia is described in the care practice guideline 'Dementia', the NHG (Dutch College of General Practitioners) practice guideline 'Dementia' and the multidisciplinary guideline 'Dementia diagnostics'...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936803/independent-contributions-of-early-positive-parenting-and-mother-son-coercion-on-emerging-social-development
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Berna Akcinar, Daniel S Shaw
In the current study, we explored associations between parent-child coercion and positive parenting in the toddler period in relation to children's social-behavioral development during the school-age period. The data were drawn from the Pitt Mother & Child Project, a sample of 310 low-income, ethnically diverse boys. Drawing on tenets of both attachment and social learning theory, it was hypothesized that coercive mother-son interaction would lead to reductions in positive maternal parenting in the toddler period, and that both positive parenting and mother-son coercion in the toddler period would contribute to children's conduct problems at school entry and lower social skills and peer rejection in middle childhood...
September 21, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
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