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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031048/trends-in-perinatal-health-in-metropolitan-france-from-1995-to-2016-results-from-the-french-national-perinatal-surveys
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B Blondel, B Coulm, C Bonnet, F Goffinet, C Le Ray
OBJECTIVE: To study trends in the main indicators of perinatal health, medical practices and risk factors in France since 1995. POPULATION AND METHOD: All live births during one week in 1995 (n=13,318), 2003 (n=14,737), 2010 (n=14,903) and 2016 (n=13,384). Data were from interviews of women in postpartum wards and from medical records and were compared between years. RESULTS: Between 1995 and 2016, maternal age and body mass index increased steadily...
October 9, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029315/7-8-dihydroxyflavone-rescues-lead-induced-impairment-of-vesicular-release-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-for-lead-intoxicated-children
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Xiao-Lei Zhang, Jennifer L McGlothan, Omid Miry, Kirstie H Stansfield, Meredith K Loth, Patric K Stanton, Tomás R Guilarte
Childhood lead (Pb2+) intoxication is a public health problem of global proportion. Lead exposure during development produces multiple effects on the central nervous system including impaired synapse formation, altered synaptic plasticity, and learning deficits.In primary hippocampal neurons in culture and hippocampal slices, Pb2+ exposure inhibits vesicular release and reduces the number of fast-releasing sites, an effect associated with Pb2+ inhibition of NMDA receptor-mediated trans-synaptic Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) signaling...
October 4, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029087/the-effect-of-sacubitril-valsartan-compared-to-olmesartan-on-cardiovascular-remodelling-in-subjects-with-essential-hypertension-the-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-active-controlled-study
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Roland E Schmieder, Frank Wagner, Michael Mayr, Christian Delles, Christian Ott, Christian Keicher, Maja Hrabak-Paar, Tobias Heye, Solveig Aichner, Yasser Khder, Denise Yates, Diego Albrecht, Thomas Langenickel, Patrick Freyhardt, Rolf Janka, Jens Bremerich
Aims: Progressive aortic stiffening eventually leads to left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and heart failure if left untreated. Anti-hypertensive agents have been shown to reverse this to some extent. The effects of sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696), a dual-action angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and neprilysin inhibitor, on arterial stiffness and LV remodelling have not been investigated. Methods and results: This was a randomized, multi-centre, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled, parallel group, study to compare the effects on cardiovascular remodelling of sacubitril/valsartan with those of olmesartan in patients with hypertension and elevated pulse pressure...
September 27, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029059/canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-regulates-postnatal-mouse-epididymal-development-but-does-not-affect-epithelial-cell-differentiation
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Manish Kumar, Pradeep S Tanwar
The epithelial lining of epididymis establishes an optimal environment in which spermatozoa acquire the ability to fertilize an oocyte. This highly specialized organ develops from a simple embryonic tube known as the Wolffian duct (WD). How the simple columnar epithelium of WD acquires the complex features of the adult epididymal epithelium is currently unclear. During these first few weeks after birth, the epididymal epithelium undergoes significant changes and by five weeks, consists of four different cell types...
October 5, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028947/dlx1-and-dlx2-promote-interneuron-gaba-synthesis-synaptogenesis-and-dendritogenesis
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Ramon Pla, Amelia Stanco, MacKenzie A Howard, Anna N Rubin, Daniel Vogt, Niall Mortimer, Inma Cobos, Gregory Brian Potter, Susan Lindtner, James D Price, Alex S Nord, Axel Visel, Christoph E Schreiner, Scott C Baraban, David H Rowitch, John L R Rubenstein
The postnatal functions of the Dlx1&2 transcription factors in cortical interneurons (CINs) are unknown. Here, using conditional Dlx1, Dlx2, and Dlx1&2 knockouts (CKOs), we defined their roles in specific CINs. The CKOs had dendritic, synaptic, and survival defects, affecting even PV+ CINs. We provide evidence that DLX2 directly drives Gad1, Gad2, and Vgat expression, and show that mutants had reduced mIPSC amplitude. In addition, the mutants formed fewer GABAergic synapses on excitatory neurons and had reduced mIPSC frequency...
September 28, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028671/prenatal-and-childhood-exposure-to-phthalate-diesters-and-thyroid-function-in-a-9-year-follow-up-birth-cohort-study-taiwan-maternal-and-infant-cohort-study
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Han-Bin Huang, Chia-Jui Chuang, Pen-Hua Su, Chien-Wen Sun, Chien-Jen Wang, Ming-Tsang Wu, Shu-Li Wang
BACKGROUND: Phthalates are widely used in industry, personal care products, and medications. Recent studies have suggested that phthalate exposure alters thyroid hormones. However, longitudinal studies concerning the association between phthalate exposure and thyroid function in children are scant. Therefore, we examined the association between pre- and postnatal phthalate exposure and thyroid function in children born in 2000-2001. METHODS: We studied 181 mother-child pairs in central Taiwan and followed-up the children from 2000 to 2009 at 2, 5, and 8 years old...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028579/the-views-of-first-time-mothers-completing-an-intervention-to-reduce-postpartum-weight-retention-a-qualitative-evaluation-of-the-mums-online-study
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Paige van der Pligt, Kylie Ball, Kylie D Hesketh, David Crawford, Megan Teychenne, Karen Campbell
BACKGROUND: maternal postpartum weight retention (PPWR) has implications for short and long term weight-related health of both the mother and child. Little is known about how mothers perceive they may be best supported to achieve a healthy postpartum weight and healthy lifestyle behaviours. Evaluating existing postpartum weight focussed intervention strategies is an important step in the planning of future programs aimed at supporting new mothers. AIM: to describe the perspectives of women who completed the mums OnLiNE pilot intervention, regarding the acceptability and effectiveness of a program which aimed to limit PPWR and promote healthy diet and physical activity behaviours in new mothers...
September 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028353/activated-microglia-targeting-dendrimer-minocycline-conjugate-as-therapeutics-for-neuroinflammation
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Rishi Sharma, Soo-Young Kim, Anjali Sharma, Zhi Zhang, Siva Pramodh Kambhampati, Sujatha Kannan, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Brain related disorders have outmatched cancer and cardiovascular diseases worldwide as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The lack of effective therapies and the relatively dry central nervous system (CNS) drug pipeline pose formidable challenge. Superior, targeted delivery of current clinically approved drugs may offer significant potential. Minocycline has shown promise for the treatment of neurological diseases owing to its ability to penetrate the blood brain barrier (BBB), and potency. Despite its potential in the clinic, and in preclinical models, the high doses needed to affect a positive therapeutic response has led to side effects...
October 13, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028158/effects-of-intratracheal-budesonide-during-early-postnatal-life-on-lung-maturity-of-premature-fetal-rabbits
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Ling Li, Chen Yang, Xiuliang Feng, Yongping Du, Zhihong Zhang, Yueping Zhang
AIM: This study aimed to study the effects of intratracheal instillation of budesonide on lung maturity of premature fetal rabbits. The developmental pattern of pulmonary alveoli in rabbits is similar to that in humans. METHOD: Fetal rabbits were taken out from female rabbits on the 28th day of pregnancy (full term = 31 days) by cesarean section (c-section). The fetal rabbits were divided into four groups: control (normal saline, NS), budesonide (budesonide, BUD), calf pulmonary surfactant for injection (pulmonary surfactant, PS), and calf pulmonary surfactant + budesonide for injection (pulmonary surfactant + budesonide, PS + BUD)...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028072/vitamin-d-in-human-reproduction-the-more-the-better-an-evidence-based-critical-appraisal
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A S Laganà, S G Vitale, H Ban Frangež, E Vrtačnik-Bokal, R D'Anna
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble secosteroid hormone that regulates calcium, magnesium, and phosphate homeostasis and plays a pivotal role as antiproliferative and immunomodulatory mediator. Considering the different sources of synthesis and dietary intake as well as the pleiotropic actions in extremely diverse (micro)environments of the body, the supplementation of this Vitamin should be carefully evaluated taking into account the several pathways that it regulates. In the current brief review, we aimed to summarize the available evidence about the topic, in order to suggest the best evidence-based supplementation strategy for human reproduction, avoiding the unuseful (and sometimes hazardous) empiric supplementation...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027873/fake-silk-causes-real-health-problems-david-blanc-paul-2016-fake-silk-the-lethal-history-of-viscose-rayon-new-haven-ct-yale-university-press-328-pp-hardcover-isbn-9780300204667
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Howard Kipen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027872/domestic-worker-rights-organizing-a-past-still-alive-in-the-present-nadasen-premilla-2015-household-workers-unite-the-untold-story-of-african-american-women-who-built-a-movement-boston-ma-beacon-press-240-pp-27-95-hardcover-isbn-978-080701450-9
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027817/oral-supplementation-of-parturient-mothers-with-vitamin-d-and-its-effect-on-25ohd-status-of-exclusively-breastfed-infants-at-6-months-of-age-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Prasanna Naik, M M A Faridi, Prerna Batra, S V Madhu
BACKGROUND: Exclusively breastfed infants are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency and many lactating mothers have been found deficient in 25OHD stores. OBJECTIVE: To compare serum vitamin D levels in exclusively breastfed infants at 6 months of age with or without oral supplementation of 600,000 IU of vitamin D3 to mothers in early postpartum period. METHODS: Exclusively breastfeeding term parturient mothers were randomized 24-48 hours following delivery to receive either 600,000 IU of vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) over 10 days in a dose of 60,000 IU/day or placebo...
October 13, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027708/advancing-prenatal-detection-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-screening-protocol-improves-early-diagnosis-of-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Karen M Letourneau, David Horne, Reeni N Soni, Keith R McDonald, Fern C Karlicki, Randy R Fransoo
OBJECTIVES: Prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) during routine obstetric ultrasound (US) examinations improves postnatal outcomes, but sensitivity is low (<40%). Our objective was to improve our prenatal detection of complex CHD with implementation of a specific screening protocol. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013, 506 consecutive confirmed cases of complex CHD in the province of Manitoba, Canada, were analyzed to compare the sensitivity and positive predictive value of prenatal US detection of complex CHD before and after the introduction of a novel prenatal screening protocol...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027658/pathological-drainage-of-the-right-superior-vena-cava-into-the-left-atrium-diagnosed-in-a-37-year-old-patient-in-postpartum-period-a-case-report
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Katarzyna Elżbieta Krysiak-Neneman, Karina Stefańska-Wronka, Jacek Galicki, Jolanta Miszczak-Śmiałek, Łukasz Matuszewski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027613/both-decreased-akt-expression-and-mtor-phosphorylation-are-related-to-decreased-neuronal-differentiation-in-the-hippocampal-alveus-of-aged-mice
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Bing Chun Yan, Dan Jiang, Jie Wang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xiaolu Zhu, Pei Xu, Xing Yu, Moo-Ho Won, Pei Qing Su
BACKGROUND: Aging is an inevitable process which results in many changes. These changes are closely related to the hippocampus which is in charge of long-term learning and episodic memory. AIM: This study was to investigate age-related changes of the cell proliferation, neuroblast differentiation and Akt/mTOR signaling in the hippocampal alveus of aged mice. METHODS: In the present study, we compared the differences of neurogenesis in the hippocampal alveus between adult (postnatal month 6) and aged (postnatal month 24) mice using immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis...
October 13, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027425/-morphological-characteristics-of-chinese-perilla-fruits
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Chen-Wu Zhang, Chang-Ling Wei, Fen Zhang, Jing Tian, An-Jia Chen, Bao-Lin Guo
The morphological traits of 55 Chinese Perilla fruit samples (size, 100 grains weight, color, hardness, surface ridge height) are described and the statistically analyzed. It can be divided into 6 categories by cluster analysis, namely: Ⅰ, big grain (diameter 1.5 mm above and 100 grains weight above 0.16 g), low ridge, hard; Ⅱ, big grain, low ridge, soft; Ⅲ, big grain, high ridge, soft, fruit; Ⅳ, big grain. high ridge, gray brown or dark brown; Ⅴ, small grain (diameter 1.5 mm below and 100 grain weight 0...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027360/preparation-of-hydrophilic-blood-compatible-polypropylene-pluronics-f127-films
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Mahsa Hakani, Vahid Haddadi-Asl, Seyed Shahrooz Zargarian, Mohamad Hossein Moghadasi
In order to improve surface hydrophilicity, blood compatibility and cell-anti adhesion of Polypropylene (PP) film, PPO-PEO-PPO used as macromolecular surface modifier through physical blending. Surface properties of blended PP/PF127 samples were investigated by attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and water contact angle (WCA) measurements. Results demonstrated that pluronic F127 migrated to the surface. Thus, mechanical properties of blended PP/PF127 samples with the aim of the revealing the effects of the presence of modifier in the bulk were investigated through Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and tensile tests...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027107/viral-factors-for-hbv-mother-to-child-transmission
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James S Park, Calvin Q Pan
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains a leading cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. Because chronic hepatitis B infection is rarely eradicated, preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) is the most effective strategy to eliminate HBV globally. Although immunoprophylaxis strategy is widely available and effective for infants born to mothers with chronic hepatitis B infection, postnatal immunoprophylaxis fails in approximately 5-10 % of infants, and this failure rate goes up to 30 % in infants born to highly viremic mothers...
October 12, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027002/camel-molar-tooth-enamel-response-to-gamma-rays-using-epr-spectroscopy
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N A El-Faramawy, I El-Somany, A Mansour, A M Maghraby, H Eissa, A Wieser
Tooth enamel samples from molar teeth of camel were prepared using a combined procedure of mechanical and chemical tooth treatment. Based on electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, the dose response of tooth enamel samples was examined and compared to that of human enamel. The EPR dose response of the tooth enamel samples was obtained through irradiation to gamma doses from 1 Gy up to 100 kGy. It was found that the radiation-induced EPR signal increased linearly with gamma dose for all studied tooth enamel samples, up to about 15 kGy...
October 12, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
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