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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228121/low-dose-bisphenol-a-activates-the-erk-signaling-pathway-and-attenuates-steroidogenic-gene-expression-in-human-placental-cells
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Po-Wei Chu, Zhi-Jie Yang, Huei-Shing Huang, Ai-An Chang, Yu-Chen Cheng, Gwo-Jang Wu, Hsin-Chieh Lan
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial material used for many plastic products and is considered an endocrine disruptor. BPA can be released into the environment and can spread through the food chain. It is well known that BPA exposure leads to lesions, especially in the reproductive system. According to previous studies, BPA reduces newborn numbers in pregnant mice and affects placentation. The placenta is a special endocrine organ during pregnancy. It secretes important hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen, to maintain gestation...
December 4, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224269/-surgical-treatment-and-early-mid-follow-up-results-of-complete-atrioventricular-septal
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H J Cui, J Zhuang, J M Chen, J Z Cen, G Xu, S S Wen
Objective: To discuss the surgical treatment and early-mid follow-up results of complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD). Methods: The clinic data of 235 cases of CAVSD underwent surgical treatment at Department of Cardiac Surgery, Guangdong General Hospital from June 2009 to June 2016 was analyzed retrospectively (104 male and 131 female patients). The patients were aged 18 days to 58 years (mid age 8.9 months) at surgery, and 2 cases of newborns (0.9%), 24 cases of 1 to 3 months (10.2%), 56 cases of 4 to 6 months (23...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217680/non-newly-generated-immature-neurons-in-the-sheep-brain-are-not-restricted-to-cerebral-cortex
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Matteo Piumatti, Ottavia Palazzo, Chiara La Rosa, Paola Crociara, Roberta Parolisi, Federico Luzzati, Frederic Lévy, Luca Bonfanti
A newly proposed form of brain structural plasticity consists of non-newly generated, "immature" neurons of the adult cerebral cortex. Similar to newly generated neurons, these cells express the cytoskeletal protein Doublecortin (DCX), yet they are generated prenatally, then remaining in a state of immaturity for long periods. In rodents, the immature neurons are restricted to the paleocortex, whereas in other mammals are found also in neocortex. Here, we analyzed the DCX-expressing cells in the whole sheep brain of both sexes, to search for an indicator of structural plasticity at a cellular level in a relatively large-brained, long-living mammal...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212976/-congenital-leukemia-showing-lineage-switch-following-induction-chemotherapy-and-attaining-long-term-remission-after-hla-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation
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Kazuki Furudate, Yuri Okimoto, Kumiko Ando, Yuichi Taneyama, Hidemasa Ochiai, Harumi Kakuda
Congenital leukemia is a rare subgroup of childhood leukemia. Lineage switches in leukemic cells are relatively rare events, which have been occasionally reported in congenital leukemia. To the best of our knowledge, the survival of congenital leukemia patients with lineage switch has not been previously documented. This lack of documentation may be attributable to extremely poor prognosis of these patients. We describe a case of a newborn female with initial diagnosis of MLL-AF4 positive B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia, who developed lineage switch to acute monocytic leukemia following the induction therapy...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212509/incremental-cost-and-cost-effectiveness-of-low-dose-high-frequency-training-in-basic-emergency-obstetric-and-newborn-care-as-compared-to-status-quo-part-of-a-cluster-randomized-training-intervention-evaluation-in-ghana
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Michelle Willcox, Heather Harrison, Amos Asiedu, Allyson Nelson, Patricia Gomez, Amnesty LeFevre
BACKGROUND: Low-dose, high-frequency (LDHF) training is a new approach best practices to improve clinical knowledge, build and retain competency, and transfer skills into practice after training. LDHF training in Ghana is an opportunity to build health workforce capacity in critical areas of maternal and newborn health and translate improved capacity into better health outcomes. METHODS: This study examined the costs of an LDHF training approach for basic emergency obstetric and newborn care and calculates the incremental cost-effectiveness of the LDHF training program for health outcomes of newborn survival, compared to the status quo alternative of no training...
December 6, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206833/effects-of-women-s-groups-practising-participatory-learning-and-action-on-preventive-and-care-seeking-behaviours-to-reduce-neonatal-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-cluster-randomised-trials
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Nadine Seward, Melissa Neuman, Tim Colbourn, David Osrin, Sonia Lewycka, Kishwar Azad, Anthony Costello, Sushmita Das, Edward Fottrell, Abdul Kuddus, Dharma Manandhar, Nirmala Nair, Bejoy Nambiar, Neena Shah More, Tambosi Phiri, Prasanta Tripathy, Audrey Prost
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends participatory learning and action (PLA) in women's groups to improve maternal and newborn health, particularly in rural settings with low access to health services. There have been calls to understand the pathways through which this community intervention may affect neonatal mortality. We examined the effect of women's groups on key antenatal, delivery, and postnatal behaviours in order to understand pathways to mortality reduction...
December 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202714/improving-quality-of-care-for-maternal-and-newborn-health-a-pre-post-evaluation-of-the-safe-childbirth-checklist-at-a-hospital-in-bangladesh
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Herfina Y Nababan, Rubana Islam, Shabnam Mostari, Md Tariqujjaman, Malabika Sarker, Mohammad Tajul Islam, Corrina Moucheraud
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh has achieved major gains in maternal and newborn survival, facility childbirth and skilled birth attendance between 1991 and 2010, but excess maternal mortality persists. High-quality maternal health care is necessary to address this burden. Implementation of WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC), whose items address the major causes of maternal deaths, is hypothesized to improve adherence of providers to essential childbirth practices. METHOD: The SCC was adapted for the local context through expert consultation meetings, creating a total of 27 checklist items...
December 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198847/first-delivery-in-a-leukemia-survivor-after-transplantation-of-cryopreserved-ovarian-tissue-evaluated-for-leukemia-cells-contamination
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Moran Shapira, Hila Raanani, Iris Barshack, Ninette Amariglio, Sanaz Derech-Haim, Meital Nagar Marciano, Eyal Schiff, Raoul Orvieto, Dror Meirow
OBJECTIVE: To describe a successful autologous ovarian tissue re-transplantation in a sterile leukemia survivor after evaluation for minimal residual disease and provide a review of the current literature. DESIGN: Presentation of a carefully designed workup taken to evaluate tissue for minimal residual disease, its limitations, and applicability to other patients. To date, there have not been any publications of auto-transplantations in leukemia survivors, owing to an estimated high risk for malignancy induction...
November 29, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198536/infants-with-atypical-presentations-of-alveolar-capillary-dysplasia-with-misalignment-of-the-pulmonary-veins-who-underwent-bilateral-lung-transplantation
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Christopher T Towe, Frances V White, R Mark Grady, Stuart C Sweet, Pirooz Eghtesady, Daniel J Wegner, Partha Sen, Przemyslaw Szafranski, Pawel Stankiewicz, Aaron Hamvas, F Sessions Cole, Jennifer A Wambach
OBJECTIVE: To describe disease course, histopathology, and outcomes for infants with atypical presentations of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACDMPV) who underwent bilateral lung transplantation. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed clinical history, diagnostic studies, explant histology, genetic sequence results, and post-transplant course for 6 infants with atypical ACDMPV who underwent bilateral lung transplantation at St. Louis Children's Hospital...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195085/clinical-and-hematological-profile-in-a-newborn-cohort-with-hemoglobin-sc
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Paulo V Rezende, Millane V Santos, Gustavo F Campos, Laura L M Vieira, Maristela B Souza, André R Belisário, Celia M Silva, Marcos B Viana
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin SC is the second most common variant of sickle-cell disease worldwide, after hemoglobin SS. The objectives of the study were to describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of hemoglobin SC disease in children from a newborn screening program and treated at a blood donor center. METHODOLOGY: This study assessed a cohort of 461 infants born between 01/01/1999 and 12/31/2012 and followed-up until 12/31/2014. Clinical events were expressed as rates for 100 patient-years, with 95% confidence intervals...
November 28, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190284/listeria-monocytogenes-switches-from-dissemination-to-persistence-by-adopting-a-vacuolar-lifestyle-in-epithelial-cells
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Mounia Kortebi, Eliane Milohanic, Gabriel Mitchell, Christine Péchoux, Marie-Christine Prevost, Pascale Cossart, Hélène Bierne
Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, a foodborne disease that poses serious risks to fetuses, newborns and immunocompromised adults. This intracellular bacterial pathogen proliferates in the host cytosol and exploits the host actin polymerization machinery to spread from cell-to-cell and disseminate in the host. Here, we report that during several days of infection in human hepatocytes or trophoblast cells, L. monocytogenes switches from this active motile lifestyle to a stage of persistence in vacuoles...
November 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189693/practice-bulletin-no-187-neural-tube-defects
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Neural tube defects (NTDs) are congenital structural abnormalities of the central nervous system and vertebral column. Neural tube defects may occur as an isolated malformation, in combination with other malformations, as part of a genetic syndrome, or as a result of teratogenic exposure (1). Neural tube defects are the second-most-common major congenital anomaly (2) after cardiac malformations, and their prevalence varies by geographic region, race, and environmental factors (3). Outcomes and disabilities depend on level and extent of lesion; for instance, anencephaly is incompatible with life but most infants with spina bifida will survive after surgical repair (4)...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189691/practice-bulletin-no-187-summary-neural-tube-defects
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Neural tube defects (NTDs) are congenital structural abnormalities of the central nervous system and vertebral column. Neural tube defects may occur as an isolated malformation, in combination with other malformations, as part of a genetic syndrome, or as a result of teratogenic exposure (1). Neural tube defects are the second-most-common major congenital anomaly (2) after cardiac malformations, and their prevalence varies by geographic region, race, and environmental factors (3). Outcomes and disabilities depend on level and extent of lesion; for instance, anencephaly is incompatible with life but most infants with spina bifida will survive after surgical repair (4)...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183177/low-apgar-scores-in-term-newborns-and-long-term-gastro-intestinal-morbidity-a-population-based-cohort-study-with-up-to-18%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up
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Noa Leybovitz-Haleluya, Tamar Wainstock, Eyal Sheiner, Idit Segal, Daniella Landau, Asnat Walfisch
INTRODUCTION: Low Apgar scores (< 7) measured at age 5 minutes can predict short-term infant morbidity and mortality. Although an association exists between low Apgar scores and neuropsychological disorders, other childhood disorders were not thoroughly studied. We aimed to study the possible association between low 5-minute Apgar scores in term newborns and their long-term childhood gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity. METHODS: A population based cohort analysis was performed comparing total and different subtypes of GI related pediatric hospitalizations among newborns with normal (≥ 7) and low (< 7) 5-minute Apgar scores...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181000/prenatal-administration-of-betamethasone-causes-changes-in-the-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-influencing-development-of-autoimmunity
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Anna Gieras, Christina Gehbauer, David Perna-Barrull, Jan Broder Engler, Ines Diepenbruck, Laura Glau, Simon A Joosse, Nora Kersten, Stefanie Klinge, Hans-Willi Mittrücker, Manuel A Friese, Marta Vives-Pi, Eva Tolosa
Prenatal glucocorticoids are routinely administered to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery in order to improve survival of the newborn. However, in half of the cases, birth occurs outside the beneficial period for lung development. Glucocorticoids are potent immune modulators and cause apoptotic death of immature T cells, and we have previously shown that prenatal betamethasone treatment at doses eliciting lung maturation induce profound thymocyte apoptosis in the offspring. Here, we asked if there are long-term consequences on the offspring's immunity after this treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175226/what-if-the-baby-doesn-t-survive-health-care-decision-making-for-ill-newborns-in-ethiopia
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Kristine Husøy Onarheim, Mitike Molla Sisay, Muluken Gizaw, Karen Marie Moland, Ingrid Miljeteig
Despite efforts to improve access to and quality of care for newborns, the first month after birth remains the most dangerous period of life. Given high neonatal mortality in low-income countries, saving newborn lives is a key priority for global and national health policy agendas. However, little is known about how these policies resonate with local understandings, experiences and household priorities. In this qualitative study we examined families' decision making and health-care-seeking in Butajira, Ethiopia...
November 7, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168764/cross-national-systematic-review-of-neonatal-mortality-and-postnatal-newborn-care-special-focus-on-pakistan
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Mansoor Ahmed, Youngjoon Won
The latest nationwide survey of Pakistan showed that considerable progress has been made toward reducing all child mortality indicators except neonatal mortality. The aim of this study is to compare Pakistan's under-five mortality, neonatal mortality, and postnatal newborn care rates with those of other countries. Neonatal mortality rates and postnatal newborn care rates from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSs) of nine low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) from Asia and Africa were analyzed. Pakistan's maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) policies and programs, which have been implemented in the country since 1990, were also analyzed...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166383/prematurity-disrupts-glomeruli-development-while-prematurity-and-hyperglycemia-lead-to-altered-nephron-maturation-and-increased-oxidative-stress-in-newborn-baboons
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Danielle A Callaway, Lisa L McGill-Vargas, Amy Quinn, Jasmine L Jordan, Lauryn A Winter, Diana Anzueto, Edward J Dick, Cynthia L Blanco
BACKGROUND: Premature birth occurs when nephrogenesis is incomplete and has been linked to increased renal pathologies in the adult. Metabolic factors complicating preterm birth may have additional consequences for kidney development. Here, we evaluated the effects of prematurity and hyperglycemia on nephrogenesis in premature baboons when compared to term animals. METHODS: Baboons were delivered prematurely (67% gestation; n=9) or at term (n=7) and survived 2-4 weeks...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164087/plasma-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-in-newborn-infants-with-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
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Lochan Subedi, Hong Huang, Amrita Pant, Philip M Westgate, Henrietta S Bada, John A Bauer, Peter J Giannone, Thitinart Sithisarn
Background: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a type of growth factor that promotes growth and survival of neurons. Fetal exposure to opiates can lead to postnatal withdrawal syndrome, which is referred as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Preclinical and clinical studies have shown an association between opiates exposure and alteration in BDNF expression in the brain and serum levels in adult. However, to date, there are no data available on the effects of opiate exposure on BDNF levels in infant who are exposed to opiates in utero and whether BDNF level may correlate with the severity of NAS...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164084/pretreatment-with-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-protects-the-neonatal-brain-against-the-effects-of-hypoxic-ischemic-injury
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Tammy Z Movsas, Rebecca L Weiner, M Banks Greenberg, David M Holtzman, Rafael Galindo
Introduction: Though the human fetus is exposed to placentally derived human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) throughout gestation, the role of hCG on the fetal brain is unknown. Review of the available literature appears to indicate that groups of women with higher mean levels of hCG during pregnancy tend to have offspring with lower cerebral palsy (CP) risk. Given that newborn cerebral injury often precedes the development of CP, we aimed to determine whether hCG may protect against the neurodegenerative effects of neonatal brain injury...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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