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Anna Alisi, Pietro Vajro
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May 24, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562743/reproductive-aspects-and-knowledge-of-family-planning-among-women-with-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome
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Ivana Cristina Vieira de Lima, Maria da Conceição Dos Santos Oliveira Cunha, Gilmara Holanda da Cunha, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the reproductive aspects and knowledge of family planning among women with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). METHOD: Cross-sectional and descriptive study carried out from January to December, 2015, in the outpatient care of infectious disease unit in a hospital located in Fortaleza, Ceará. Data were collected through a form applied by interview in a private setting. RESULTS: 102 women participated in the study...
May 25, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528728/spontaneous-calcium-waves-in-the-developing-enteric-nervous-system
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Marlene M Hao, Annette J Bergner, Caroline S Hirst, Lincon A Stamp, Franca Casagranda, Joel C Bornstein, Werend Boesmans, Pieter Vanden Berghe, Heather M Young
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is an extensive network of neurons in the gut wall that arises from neural crest-derived cells. Like other populations of neural crest cells, it is known that enteric neural crest-derived cells (ENCCs) influence the behaviour of each other and therefore must communicate. However, little is known about how ENCCs communicate with each other. In this study, we used Ca(2+) imaging to examine communication between ENCCs in the embryonic gut, using mice where ENCCs express a genetically-encoded calcium indicator...
May 18, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462864/the-mechanical-importance-of-myelination-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Johannes Weickenmeier, Rijk de Rooij, Silvia Budday, Timothy C Ovaert, Ellen Kuhl
Neurons in the central nervous system are surrounded and cross-linked by myelin, a fatty white substance that wraps around axons to create an electrically insulating layer. The electrical function of myelin is widely recognized; yet, its mechanical importance remains underestimated. Here we combined nanoindentation testing and histological staining to correlate brain stiffness to the degree of myelination in immature, pre-natal brains and mature, post-natal brains. We found that both gray and white matter tissue stiffened significantly (p≪0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447407/wiedemann-rautenstrauch-syndrome-a-phenotype-analysis
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Stefano Paolacci, Debora Bertola, José Franco, Shehla Mohammed, Marco Tartaglia, Bernd Wollnik, Raoul C Hennekam
Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome (WRS) is a neonatal progeroid disorder characterized by growth retardation, lipodystrophy, a distinctive face, and dental anomalies. Patients reported to date demonstrate a remarkable variability in phenotype, which hampers diagnostics. We performed a literature search, and analyzed 51 reported patients, using the originally reported patients as "gold standard." In 15 patients sufficient information and photographic evidence was available to confirm the clinical diagnosis. In 12 patients the diagnosis was suggestive but lack of data prevented a definite diagnosis, and in 24 patients an alternative diagnosis was likely...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427711/maternal-and-perinatal-characteristics-of-infants-who-later-in-life-developed-multiple-sclerosis-record-linkage-study
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Alexander Goldacre, Julia Pakpoor, Michael Goldacre
BACKGROUND: Pre-natal and early life factors may have a role in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis in some people. However, the reporting of any influence of maternal and perinatal factors on MS risk has been limited. We aimed to study maternal and perinatal characteristics of babies who went on to develop MS. METHODS: Data were analysed from the historical Oxford Record Linkage Study dataset 1970-1989, which incorporated a specialised maternity dataset with record linkage between mother and baby, covering a population of 850,000...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397548/pre-natal-diagnosis-of-thalassaemia-in-sri-lanka-a-ten-year-review
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Kalinga Khemal Nanayakkara, Undugodage Ganganath Rodrigo, Kuda Liyanage Nandika Perera, Chinthani Deepthi Nanayakkara
Thalassaemia is the commonest monogenic disease in Sri Lanka, affecting over 3500 children and half-a-million thalassaemia carriers. This is a review of 82 amniocenteses performed from 2006 to 2016, in the largest prenatal diagnoses study for thalassaemia carried out in Sri Lanka. Amniocenteses were performed between 11 and 12 weeks of ultrasonically confirmed gestation, on mothers with previous thalassaemia major children pregnant for the second time and nulliparous thalassaemia trait women married to trait partners...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387355/transgenerational-transmission-of-a-stress-coping-phenotype-programmed-by-early-life-stress-in-the-japanese-quail
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Cédric Zimmer, Maria Larriva, Neeltje J Boogert, Karen A Spencer
An interesting aspect of developmental programming is the existence of transgenerational effects that influence offspring characteristics and performance later in life. These transgenerational effects have been hypothesized to allow individuals to cope better with predictable environmental fluctuations and thus facilitate adaptation to changing environments. Here, we test for the first time how early-life stress drives developmental programming and transgenerational effects of maternal exposure to early-life stress on several phenotypic traits in their offspring in a functionally relevant context using a fully factorial design...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384893/a-study-on-gender-preference-and-awareness-regarding-prenatal-sex-determination-among-antenatal-women-in-a-rural-area-of-darjeeling-district-west-bengal-india
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Archak Roy, Romy Biswas
INTRODUCTION: Sex ratio is one of the major indicators to find the gender preferences in the community. Change in sex ratio reflects underlying socioeconomic, cultural patterns of a society. AIM: The present study was conducted with the aim to find out the knowledge of antenatal women regarding the prenatal sex determination and the Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act in a rural area along with assessing the gender preference in family among the study population...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273228/determinants-of-infant-mortality-in-the-jequitinhonha-valley-and-in-the-north-and-northeast-regions-of-brazil
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Maria do Carmo Leal, Sonia Duarte de Azevedo Bittencourt, Raquel Maria Cardoso Torres, Roberta Pereira Niquini, Paulo Roberto Borges de Souza
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify the social and demographic determinants, in addition to the determinants of reproductive health and use of health services, associated with infant mortality in small and medium-sized cities of the North, Northeast and Southeast regions of Brazil. METHODS: This is a case-control study with 803 cases of death of children under one year and 1,969 live births (controls), whose mothers lived in the selected cities in 2008. The lists of the names of cases and controls were extracted from the Sistema de Informação sobre Mortalidade (SIM - Mortality Information System) and the Sistema de Informação sobre Nascidos Vivos (SINASC - Live Birth Information System) and supplemented by data obtained by the research of "active search of death and birth"...
March 2, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272686/ambiguous-genitalia-associated-with-an-extremely-rare-syndrome-a-case-report-of-xlag-syndrome-and-review-of-the-literature
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Brijnandan Gupta, Prashant Ramteke, V K Paul, Tarun Kumar, Prasenjit DAS
X-linked lissencephaly, absent corpus callosum, and epilepsy of neonatal onset with ambiguous genitalia comprises the XLAG syndrome and only 15 cases have been reported in literature. Due to its rarity, the exact clinical course and outcome are not known. Exact associations of this disease are also elusive. Hereby we are reporting this extremely rare entity and we searched the English literature extensively to get consolidated knowledge regarding this entity that would help the readers. Pre-natal radiological work-up can detect these malformations, which should be followed by medical termination, counseling and karyotyping...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242416/an-endocrine-basis-for-tomboy-identity-the-second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-2d-4d-in-tomboys
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Beth M Atkinson, Tom V Smulders, Joel C Wallenberg
This paper investigates the relationship between organizational effects of pre-natal testosterone and the use of "tomboy" as a descriptor for young women. We show in a sample of 44 women that a woman's right hand 2D:4D ratio is a significant predictor of whether they will be labeled as a "tomboy", with a decrease in 2D:4D ratio corresponding to an increase in the probability of being called "tomboy". Taking the right hand 2D:4D ratio as a proxy for the abundance of testosterone in the early life hormonal milieu, we propose that organizing effects of higher pre-natal T lead to increased masculine-typical behavior in childhood, which increases the likelihood some women will be referred to as tomboys...
February 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202650/contrasting-effects-of-increased-yolk-testosterone-content-on-development-and-oxidative-status-in-gull-embryos
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Marco Parolini, Andrea Romano, Cristina Daniela Possenti, Manuela Caprioli, Diego Rubolini, Nicola Saino
Hormone-mediated maternal effects generate variation in offspring phenotype. In birds, maternal egg testosterone (T) exerts differential effects on offspring traits after hatching, suggesting that mothers experience a trade-off between contrasting T effects. However, there is very little information on T pre-natal effects. In the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis), we increased yolk T concentration within physiological limits and measured the effects on development and oxidative status of late-stage embryos...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178298/the-impact-of-prenatal-exposure-to-parasitic-infections-and-to-anthelminthic-treatment-on-antibody-responses-to-routine-immunisations-given-in-infancy-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stephen Nash, Alexander J Mentzer, Swaib A Lule, Dennison Kizito, Gaby Smits, Fiona R M van der Klis, Alison M Elliott
BACKGROUND: Chronic parasitic infections are associated with active immunomodulation which may include by-stander effects on unrelated antigens. It has been suggested that pre-natal exposure to parasitic infections in the mother impacts immunological development in the fetus and hence the offspring's response to vaccines, and that control of parasitic infection among pregnant women will therefore be beneficial. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We used new data from the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study, a trial of anthelminthic treatment during pregnancy conducted in Uganda, to further investigate this hypothesis...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146189/-young-women-with-hiv-infection-acquired-by-vertical-transmission-expectations-of-having-uninfected-children
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Julia Villarroel, Ana M Álvarez, Francisco Salvador, Ana Chávez, Elba Wu, Verónica Contardo
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART), changed the prognosis of the disease, allowing young women infected by vertical transmission (TV) to be pregnant without risk for their fetus of acquiring this infection. AIM: To describe the clinical-immune status in pregnant women that acquired HV by vertical transmission, treatments received, monitoring of pregnancy and newborn characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A protocol was performed, evaluating clinical and immunological parameters during pregnancy, ART used, protocol preventing vertical transmission (PPTV), and follow up of children to 18 months of age...
December 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076526/perception-of-pre-and-post-hiv-test-counseling-among-patients-diagnosed-with-aids-in-adolescence-hiv-test-counseling-for-adolescents
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Stella Regina Taquette, Adriana de Oliveira Rodrigues, Lívia Rocha Bortolotti
Pre- and post-HIV test counseling has singular importance in adolescence, since it is a phase of great changes, and AIDS is an incurable chronic disease. In order to comprehend the perception of young people with AIDS diagnosed in adolescence regarding the counseling received upon testing, we conducted 39 in-depth interviews, with 23 in female patients and 16 male patients, and then analyzed the data with extensive reading, categorization and interpretation on a comprehensive basis. The results revealed that less than one third received pre-test counseling (30...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056489/use-of-high-frequency-ultrasound-to-study-the-prenatal-development-of-cranial-neural-tube-defects-and-hydrocephalus-in-gldc-deficient-mice
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Maria C Autuori, Yun J Pai, Daniel J Stuckey, Dawn Savery, Anna M Marconi, Valentina Massa, Mark F Lythgoe, Andrew J Copp, Anna L David, Nicholas D E Greene
OBJECTIVE: We used non-invasive high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) imaging to investigate embryonic brain development in a mouse model for neural tube defects (NTDs) and non-ketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH). METHOD: Using HFUS, we imaged embryos carrying loss of function alleles of Gldc encoding glycine decarboxylase, a component of the glycine cleavage system in mitochondrial folate metabolism, which is known to be associated with cranial NTDs and NKH in humans. We serially examined the same litter during the second half of embryonic development and quantified cerebral structures...
March 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004771/spatially-resolved-proteomics-rapid-quantitative-analysis-of-laser-capture-microdissected-alveolar-tissue-samples
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Geremy Clair, Paul D Piehowski, Teodora Nicola, Joseph A Kitzmiller, Eric L Huang, Erika M Zink, Ryan L Sontag, Daniel J Orton, Ronald J Moore, James P Carson, Richard D Smith, Jeffrey A Whitsett, Richard A Corley, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Charles Ansong
Laser capture microdissection (LCM)-enabled region-specific tissue analyses are critical to better understand complex multicellular processes. However, current proteomics workflows entail several manual sample preparation steps and are challenged by the microscopic mass-limited samples generated by LCM, impacting measurement robustness, quantification and throughput. Here, we coupled LCM with a proteomics workflow that provides fully automated analysis of proteomes from microdissected tissues. Benchmarking against the current state-of-the-art in ultrasensitive global proteomics (FASP workflow), our approach demonstrated significant improvements in quantification (~2-fold lower variance) and throughput (>5 times faster)...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989075/maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry-as-a-lipidomic-approach-to-heart-valve-research
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Peggi M Angel, Ahmed S Bayoumi, Robert B Hinton, Yan Ru Su, David Bichell, John E Mayer, H Scott Baldwin, Richard M Caprioli
BACKGROUND: Valvular disease is characterized in part by lipid deposition, but systematic analysis of the patterns of global lipid expression in healthy and diseased valve tissues are unknown. This is due in part to tissue limitations for lipidomic preparations and technologies for evaluating lipid distribution in tissues. The study aim was to examine the application of matrixassisted laser desorption ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI IMS) to the aortic valve during development and disease, as an approach to detect and map lipids and ultimately better understand valve structure and function...
March 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982391/using-the-bologna-score-to-assess-normal-delivery-healthcare
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Isaiane da Silva Carvalho, Rosineide Santana de Brito
OBJECTIVE: Describing the obstetric care provided in public maternity hospitals during normal labour using the Bologna Score in the city of Natal, Northeastern Brazil. METHOD: A quantitative cross-sectional study conducted with 314 puerperal women. Data collection was carried out consecutively during the months of March to July 2014. RESULTS: Prenatal care was provided to 95.9% of the mothers, beginning around the 1st trimester of pregnancy (72...
September 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
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