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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514925/factors-affecting-cell-free-dna-fetal-fraction-and-the-consequences-for-test-accuracy
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Fergus Perry Scott, Melody Menezes, Ricardo Palma-Dias, Debbie Nisbet, Philip Schluter, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Andrew Cameron McLennan
INTRODUCTION: Biological factors are known to influence the fetal fraction (FF) of cell-free DNA and may also influence the accuracy of non-invasive prenatal testing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: NIPT from 5,267 mixed risk women across three specialist clinics in Australia were analysed. Multivariable regression analysis was used to determine whether maternal characteristics, ultrasound and placental biomarkers affect FF and test accuracy. RESULTS: FF ranged from 4% - 37% (mean 11...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514830/association-of-maternal-serum-papp-a-levels-nuchal-translucency-and-crown-rump-length-in-first-trimester-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ashwini Bilagi, Danielle L Burke, Richard D Riley, Ian Mills, Mark D Kilby, R Katie Morris
OBJECTIVE: Are first trimester serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), nuchal translucency (NT) and crown rump length (CRL) prognostic factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes? METHOD: Retrospective cohort women, singleton pregnancies (UK 2011-2015). Unadjusted and multivariable logistic regression, outcomes: small for gestational age (SGA), pre-eclampsia (PE), pre-term birth (PTB), miscarriage, stillbirth, perinatal mortality and neonatal death (NND)...
May 17, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498795/comparison-of-fetal-weight-distribution-improved-by-paternal-height-by-spanish-standard-versus-intergrowth-21st-standard
#3
Ricardo Savirón-Cornudella, Luis Mariano Esteban, Diego Lerma, Laura Cotaina, Ángel Borque, Gerardo Sanz, Sergio Castán
OBJECTIVE: Our main objective was to study the influence on birth and ultrasound fetal weight of traditional factors in combination with non-traditionally explored predictors such as paternal height to provide a new customized in utero growth model. We also have compared it in our population with other customized and non-customized models. METHODS: We collected 5243 cases of singleton pregnancies. An integrated study of the different variables was performed in a multivariate model to predict the fetus birthweight and customized growth curves were created following the Gardosi procedure...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470791/impaired-placentation-in-women-with-chronic-hypertension-that-develop-preeclampsia
#4
Anca M Panaitescu, Ranjit Akolekar, Nicholas Kametas, Argyro Syngelaki, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To compare the degree of impaired placentation in pregnancies which develop preeclampsia (PE) in women with and without chronic hypertension (CH). METHODS: The data for this study were derived from prospective screening for adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with singleton pregnancies attending for their first routine hospital visit at 11(+0) -13(+6) weeks' gestation. This visit included recording of maternal characteristics and medical history and measurements of mean arterial pressure (MAP), uterine artery pulsatility index (UTPI), serum placental growth factor (PLGF) and serum pregnancy associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A)...
May 4, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454747/sglt1-mediated-transport-in-caco-2-cells-is-highly-dependent-on-cell-bank-origin
#5
B Steffansen, M D L Pedersen, A M Laghmoch, C U Nielsen
The Caco-2 cell line is a well-established in vitro model for studying transport phenomena for prediction of intestinal nutrient and drug absorption. However, for substances depending on transporters such predictions are complicated due to variable transporter expression and limited knowledge about transporter function during multiple cell passaging and cell thawings. In the case of SGLT1, a key transporter of oral absorption of D-glucose, one reason for compromised prediction could be inadequate expression of SGLT1 in Caco-2 cells and thereby limited sensitivity in the determination of SGLT1-mediated permeability (PSGLT1)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451695/low-maternal-serum-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-as-a-risk-factor-of-preeclampsia
#6
Suchaya Luewan, Monrudee Teja-Intr, Supatra Sirichotiyakul, Theera Tongsong
INTRODUCTION: Low levels of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) might be associated with abnormal placentation, leading to the development of preeclampsia in late gestation. We aimed to determine the association between low serum PAPP-A levels and rates of preeclampsia in Thai women with otherwise low-risk pregnancies. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted on consecutive singleton pregnancies, undergoing first trimester screening for fetal Down syndrome, at a tertiary centre hospital...
April 28, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419502/nuchal-translucency-measurement-free-%C3%AE-hcg-and-papp-a-concentrations-in-ivf-icsi-pregnancies-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Paolo Cavoretto, Veronica Giorgione, Sonia Cipriani, Paola Viganò, Massimo Candiani, Annalisa Inversetti, Elena Ricci, Fabio Parazzini
So far data on the effect of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) on the components of first trimester combined screening for Down syndrome are still controversial. A systematic search of the literature was performed in order to identify the effect of ART, particularly IVF and ICSI with fresh embryo transfer, on the nuchal translucency (NT), free β-hCG and PAPP-A measurements. Moreover, a meta-analysis and a descriptive graphical representation of the ratios between ART and spontaneous pregnancies (controls) values of median of the multiple of median (m0MOM) was performed...
April 17, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397320/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-is-positively-correlated-to-first-trimester-skin-microvascular-reactivity
#8
C Iacobaeus, T Kahan, G Jörneskog, K Bremme, E Andolf, M Thorsell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if there is a correlation between levels of circulating maternal pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and first trimester maternal vascular function. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 53 healthy non-smoking, pregnant, nulliparous women in Stockholm, Sweden. PAPP-A and vascular function were assessed during gestational week 11-14. Forearm skin microcirculation was investigated by laser Doppler perfusion imaging during iontophoresis of acetylcholine (ACh) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) to assess endothelium dependent and endothelium independent microvascular vasodilatation, respectively...
April 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387061/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-first-trimester-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-a-case-control-study-in-a-chinese-population
#9
Di Xiao, Chenhong Wang, Yanbin Xu, Zhou Lu
AIMS: To investigate the relationship between pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to determine whether PAPP-A has improved value for predicting GDM in a Chinese population. METHODS: Clinical data for 599 GDM patients and 986 unaffected pregnant women undergoing both antenatal examinations and delivery were retrospectively analyzed. First-trimester serum PAPP-A levels were compared between the groups. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to explore the risk factors for GDM, and the area under the receiver operating characteristic (AUC-ROC) curve was used to determine the value of PAPP-A for predicting GDM...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381225/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-is-a-stronger-predictor-for-adverse-cardiovascular-outcomes-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#10
Wei-Ping Li, Moni B Neradilek, Fu-Sheng Gu, Daniel A Isquith, Zhi-Jun Sun, Xing Wu, Hong-Wei Li, Xue-Qiao Zhao
BACKGROUND: The risk prediction of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) for future cardiovascular (CV) events post acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was investigated in comparison to other risk factors. METHODS: PAPP-A was measured at hospital admission in 320 consecutive ACS patients (136 with T2DM and 184 without). All patients were followed for 2 years for occurrence of CV death, non-fatal MI or stroke. Effect of PAPP-A on the CV event risk was estimated using Cox regression models...
April 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377328/preanalytical-stability-of-maternal-serum-markers-hcg%C3%AE-and-papp-a
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Béatrice Veyrat, François Tosetti, Jean-François Morin, Marie-Pierre Moineau, Andrée Piedimonte, Patrice Clément, Sophie Dreux, Françoise Muller
Down syndrome maternal serum marker screening is based on a risk calculation including the free β - human chorionic gonadotropin (hCGβ) and pregnancy-associated placenta protein type A (PAPP-A). The aim of this study was to define the pre-analytical conditions of stability of these markers both in whole blood at 15-25 ̊C and, after centrifugation, in serum at 4-8 ̊C. 158 patients were included in the study. Two automated workstations were used for assays, Cobas 8000e602, Roche Diagnostics (58 patients tested) and DELFIAXpress, PerkinElmer (100 patients tested)...
April 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344956/maternal-serum-placental-growth-factor-and-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-measured-in-the-first-trimester-as-parameters-of-subsequent-pre-eclampsia-and-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kyung Uk Sung, Jeong A Roh, Kyung Jin Eoh, Eui Hyeok Kim
OBJECTIVE: To examine the first-trimester maternal serum placental growth factor (PlGF) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) levels in pregnancies associated with pre-eclampsia (PE) or small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants, and determine the predictive accuracy of PlGF and of PAPP-A for either PE or SGA infants. METHODS: This prospective, observational study included 175 pregnant women, and of these women, due to participant withdrawal or loss to follow-up, delivery data were collected from the medical records of 155 women, including 4 who had twin pregnancies...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340932/predicting-first-trimester-pregnancy-outcome-derivation-of-a-multiple-marker-test
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Suneeta Senapati, Mary D Sammel, Samantha F Butts, Peter Takacs, Karine Chung, Kurt T Barnhart
OBJECTIVE: To predict first trimester pregnancy outcome using biomarkers in a multicenter cohort. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Three academic centers. PATIENT(S): Women with pain and bleeding in early pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S): Sera from women who were 5-12 weeks' gestational age with ectopic pregnancy (EP), viable intrauterine pregnancy (IUP), and miscarriage/spontaneous abortion (SAB) was analyzed by ELISA and immunoassay for activin A, inhibin A, P, A Disintegrin And Metalloprotease-12, pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), pregnancy specific B1-glycoprotein (SP1), placental-like growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, glycodelin (Glyc), and hCG...
December 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326518/chorionic-thickness-and-plgf-concentrations-as-early-predictors-of-small-for-gestational-age-birth-weight-in-a-low-risk-population
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Anna Gąsiorowska, Marek Pietryga, Agnieszka Zawiejska, Piotr Dydowicz, Katarzyna Ziółkowska, Hubert Wolski, Jacek Brązert
OBJECTIVES: SGA is associated with higher incidence of postnatal complications, including suboptimal neurodevelopment and increased cardiovascular risk. Screening for SGA, carried out at 11-13 (+ 6d) gestational weeks enables to reduce or completely eliminate the above mentioned complications. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between chorionic thickness, concentration of PIGF protein and foetal birth weight in a single low-risk pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 76 patients at 11-13 (+ 6d) gestational weeks, monitored throughout preg-nancy...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323969/early-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-concentrations-are-associated-with-third-trimester-insulin-sensitivity
#15
Clive J Petry, Ken K Ong, Ieuan A Hughes, Carlo L Acerini, Jan Frystyk, David B Dunger
Context: First or early second trimester pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) concentrations have previously been shown to be lower in women who subsequently develop gestational diabetes (GDM) and gestational hypertension. Objective: We therefore sought to investigate why circulating PAPP-A concentrations are related to the subsequent risk of GDM and gestational hypertension. Patients, Design and Setting: We measured serum PAPP-A concentrations around week 15 of pregnancy and related these to indices derived from week 28 oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT) and blood pressures across pregnancy in the Cambridge Baby Growth Study cohort...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295773/a-study-protocol-for-the-prospective-validation-study-screening-programme-for-pre-eclampsia-spree
#16
Min Yi Tan, Lemonia Koutoulas, David Wright, Kypros H Nicolaides, Liona C Poon
INTRODUCTION: Pre-eclampsia (PE), which affects about 2% of pregnancies, is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Early detection of PE can improve pregnancy outcome by providing timely intervention and closer monitoring. The current guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that at the booking visit, women identified with one major risk factor or more than one moderate risk factor for PE should be advised to take low-dose aspirin daily from 12 weeks until the birth of the baby...
March 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295159/first-and-second-trimester-serum-tests-with-and-without-first-trimester-ultrasound-tests-for-down-s-syndrome-screening
#17
REVIEW
S Kate Alldred, Yemisi Takwoingi, Boliang Guo, Mary Pennant, Jonathan J Deeks, James P Neilson, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Down's syndrome occurs when a person has three copies of chromosome 21 (or the specific area of chromosome 21 implicated in causing Down's syndrome) rather than two. It is the commonest congenital cause of mental disability. Non-invasive screening based on biochemical analysis of maternal serum or urine, or fetal ultrasound measurements, allows estimates of the risk of a pregnancy being affected and provides information to guide decisions about definitive testing.  Before agreeing to screening tests, parents need to be fully informed about the risks, benefits and possible consequences of such a test...
March 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295158/first-trimester-ultrasound-tests-alone-or-in-combination-with-first-trimester-serum-tests-for-down-s-syndrome-screening
#18
REVIEW
S Kate Alldred, Yemisi Takwoingi, Boliang Guo, Mary Pennant, Jonathan J Deeks, James P Neilson, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Down's syndrome occurs when a person has three, rather than two copies of chromosome 21; or the specific area of chromosome 21 implicated in causing Down's syndrome. It is the commonest congenital cause of mental disability and also leads to numerous metabolic and structural problems. It can be life-threatening, or lead to considerable ill health, although some individuals have only mild problems and can lead relatively normal lives. Having a baby with Down's syndrome is likely to have a significant impact on family life...
March 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263753/the-maternal-plasma-proteome-changes-as-a-function-of-gestational-age-in-normal-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-study
#19
Roberto Romero, Offer Erez, Eli Maymon, Piya Chaemsaithong, Zhonghui Xu, Percy Pacora, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Bogdan Done, Sonia S Hassan, Adi L Tarca
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy is accompanied by dramatic physiological changes in maternal plasma proteins. Characterization of the maternal plasma proteome in normal pregnancy is an essential step for understanding changes to predict pregnancy outcome. The objective of this study was to describe maternal plasma proteins that change in abundance with advancing gestational age and determine biological processes that are perturbed in normal pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A longitudinal study included 43 normal pregnancies that had a term delivery of an infant who was appropriate for gestational age without maternal or neonatal complications...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179448/the-igf-system-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-associations-with-markers-of-cardiovascular-target-organ-damage
#20
Rikke Hjortebjerg, Esben Laugesen, Pernille Høyem, Claus Oxvig, Brian Stausbøl-Grøn, Søren T Knudsen, Won Y Kim, Per L Poulsen, Troels K Hansen, Mette Bjerre, Jan Frystyk
OBJECTIVE: Perturbations in the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system may contribute to the accelerated cardiovascular disease (CVD) that occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, it remains unknown whether the IGF system is also involved in the development of early, subclinical CVD. We characterised the IGF system in T2D patients and matched controls and examined the associations with markers of subclinical target organ damage. METHODS: The study included 99 patients with recently diagnosed T2D and 99 age- and sex-matched controls...
May 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
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