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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789951/sleep-in-children-with-congenital-malformations-of-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Jacqueline F Yates, Matthew M Troester, David G Ingram
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Congenital malformations of the central nervous system may be seen in isolation or in association with syndromes that have multiorgan involvement. Among the potential health challenges these children may face, sleep concerns are frequent and may include chronic insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, and circadian rhythm disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we describe recent research into sleep disorders affecting children with congenital malformations of the CNS including visual impairment, septo-optic dysplasia, agenesis of the corpus callosum, Aicardi syndrome, Chiari malformation, spina bifida, achondroplasia, Joubert syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and congenital Zika syndrome...
May 23, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789925/associations-of-polymorphisms-of-cyp2d6-and-cyp2c9-with-early-onset-severe-pre-eclampsia-and-response-to-labetalol-therapy
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Cheng-Juan Sun, Lin Li, Xue-Yan Li, Wei-Yuan Zhang, Xiao-Wei Liu
PURPOSE: Early onset preeclampsia (PPE) contributes to life-threatening maternal complications and fetal demise. Pharmacogenomics is a precision medicine, and metabolizing enzymes responsive to antihypertensive remains understudied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations of polymorphisms of cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6 (CYP2D6) and cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily C, polypeptide 9 (CYP2C9) with PPE and the relationship among CYP2D6, CYP2C9 polymorphisms and response to labetalol therapy...
May 22, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788126/characterizing-the-acute-heat-stress-response-in-gilts-ii-assessing-repeatability-and-association-with-fertility
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Kody L Graves, Jacob T Seibert, Aileen F Keating, Lance H Baumgard, Jason W Ross
Mitigating heat stress (HS) in swine production is important as it detrimentally affects multiple aspects of overall animal production efficiency. Study objectives were to determine if gilts characterized as tolerant (TOL) or susceptible (SUS) in response to HS maintain that phenotype later in life and if that phenotype influences reproductive ability during HS. Individual gilts identified as TOL (n = 50) or SUS (n = 50) from a prepubertal HS challenge were selected based on their rectal temperature (TR) during acute HS...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783779/hyperoxia-disrupts-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-1-2-induced-angiogenesis-in-the-developing-lungs
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Renuka T Menon, Amrit Kumar Shrestha, Roberto Barrios, Binoy Shivanna
Hyperoxia contributes to the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic lung disease of infants that is characterized by interrupted alveologenesis. Disrupted angiogenesis inhibits alveologenesis, but the mechanisms of disrupted angiogenesis in the developing lungs are poorly understood. In pre-clinical BPD models, hyperoxia increases the expression of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) 1/2; however, its effects on the lung endothelial ERK1/2 signaling are unclear. Further, whether ERK1/2 activation promotes lung angiogenesis in infants is unknown...
May 20, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783163/maternal-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-hpa-system-activity-and-stress-during-pregnancy-effects-on-gestational-age-and-infant-s-anthropometric-measures-at-birth
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Maria Gilles, Henrike Otto, Isabell A C Wolf, Barbara Scharnholz, Verena Peus, Michael Schredl, Marc W Sütterlin, Stephanie H Witt, Marcella Rietschel, Manfred Laucht, Michael Deuschle
BACKGROUND: Prenatal maternal stress might be a risk for the developing fetus and may have long-lasting effects on child and adult vulnerability to somatic and psychiatric disease. Over-exposure of the unborn to excess glucocorticoids and subsequent alteration of fetal development is hypothesized to be one of the key mechanisms linking prenatal stress with negative child outcome. METHODS: In this prospective longitudinal study, mothers-to-be (n = 405) in late pregnancy (36...
April 22, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778942/transcriptomic-and-methylomic-analysis-reveal-the-toxicological-effect-of-2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin-on-human-embryonic-stem-cell
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Keng Po Lai, Jing Woei Li, Ting Fung Chan, Andy Chen, Cherie Yin Lau Lee, William Shu Biu Yeung, Chris Kong Chu Wong
Cumulating epidemiological studies demonstrated that environmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during the early stages of fetal development is associated with the increase in disease susceptibility in later life. The fetal developmental plasticity is considered as a protective mechanism against an undesirable prenatal environment. Dioxin is one of the environmental contaminants and is considered a diabetogenic factor. Experimental animal and human epidemiological studies have revealed that dioxin exposure was associated with insulin resistance and altered beta cell function...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778739/antenatal-ultrasound-value-in-risk-calculation-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review-to-support-future-research
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REVIEW
Francesca Fulceri, Andrea Guzzetta, Argyro Athanasiadou, Laura Iaconianni, Maria Luisa Scattoni
There is a growing research interest on the antenatal features of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Indeed, it has been proved that the neurodevelopment is, at least partly, affected by processes occurring in fetal life and that the early neurodevelopmental disorders identification is essential to optimize long-term outcomes. This systematic review aims to summarize findings on antenatal ultrasound data, which are or might be considered early risk indexes of postnatal social impairments. We conducted systematic searches in Pubmed and PsychINFO databases to identify studies including fetal ultrasound measurements and postnatal neurodevelopmental outcome assessment...
May 17, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771299/at-the-crossroads-of-fate-somatic-cell-lineage-specification-in-the-fetal-gonad
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Emmi Rotgers, Anne Jørgensen, Humphrey Hung-Chang Yao
The reproductive endocrine systems are vastly different between male and female. This sexual dimorphism of endocrine milieu originates from sex-specific differentiation of the somatic cells in the gonads during fetal life. The majority of gonadal somatic cells arise from the adrenogonadal primordium. After separation of the adrenal and gonadal primordia, the gonadal somatic cells initiate sex-specific differentiation during gonadal sex determination with the specification of the supporting cell lineages: Sertoli cells in the testis vs...
May 15, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768639/mirror-syndrome-assocciated-with-patau-syndrome-a-case-report
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Ana Sofia Pais, Ana Luísa Fialho Amaral de Areia, Sofia Margarida Perienes Franco, Etelvina Morais Ferreira Fonseca, José Paulo Achando Silva Moura
Mirror syndrome is an unusual pathological condition in which maternal edema in pregnancy is seen in association with severe fetal and/or placental hydrops. The disease can be life-threatening for both the mother and the fetus. The pathogenesis is poorly understood, and may be confused with preeclampsia, even though distinguishing features can be identified. We report a rare case of mirror syndrome with maternal pulmonary edema associated with fetal hydrops due to Patau syndrome.
May 16, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764806/temporal-efficacy-of-a-sulforaphane-based-broccoli-sprout-diet-in-prevention-of-breast-cancer-through-modulation-of-epigenetic-mechanisms
#10
Yuanyuan Li, Phillip Buckhaults, Shizhao Li, Trygve O Tollefsbol
Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. An important risk factor for breast cancer is individual genetic background which is initially generated early in human life; for example, during the processes of embryogenesis and fetal development in utero. Bioactive dietary components such as sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate from cruciferous vegetables including broccoli sprouts (BSp), cabbage and kale, has been shown to reduce the risk of developing many common cancers through regulation of epigenetic mechanisms...
May 15, 2018: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764525/development-of-understanding-of-dohad-concepts-in-students-during-undergraduate-health-professional-programs-in-japan-and-new-zealand
#11
M Oyamada, A Lim, R Dixon, C Wall, J Bay
Evidence in support of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis has reached the level where it can appropriately be used to inform practice. DOHaD informed interventions supporting primary noncommunicable disease risk reduction should target the pre- and periconceptional periods, pregnancy, lactation, childhood and adolescence. Such interventions are dependent on a health workforce (including dietitians, nurses, midwives, doctors, and nutrition teachers), that has a deep understanding of DOHaD concepts...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763587/mice-exposed-to-bisphenol-a-exhibit-depressive-like-behavior-with-neurotransmitter-and-neuroactive-steroid-dysfunction
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Frances Xin, Erin Fischer, Christopher Krapp, Elizabeth N Krizman, Yemin Lan, Clementina Mesaros, Nathaniel W Snyder, Amita Bansal, Michael B Robinson, Rebecca A Simmons, Marisa S Bartolomei
Fetal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) has been associated with adverse neurobehavioral outcomes across the lifespan and can persist across multiple generations of offspring. However, the underlying mechanisms driving these changes are not well understood. We investigated the molecular perturbations associated with EDC-induced behavioral changes in first (F1) and second (F2) filial generations, using the model EDC bisphenol A (BPA). C57BL/6J dams were exposed to BPA from preconception until lactation through the diet at doses (10 μg/kg bw/d-lower dose or 10 mg/kg bw/d-upper dose) representative of human exposure levels...
May 18, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762460/a-new-life-motherhood-after-heart-transplantation-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-literature
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Francesca Macera, Lucia Occhi, Gabriella Masciocco, Marisa Varrenti, Maria Frigerio
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy after heart transplantation (HTx) may expose the recipient to hemodynamic and immunologic risks, and the newborn to toxic effects of immunosuppressive therapy. Adequate preconception counseling is crucial to identify optimal timing and to modify immunosuppressive therapy in order to minimize risks for both the mother and the fetus. METHOD: We describe our experience with 12 pregnancies occurred in 11 women who had undergone HTx at our center...
May 14, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758169/nutritional-recovery-from-low-protein-diet-during-pregnancy-does-not-restore-the-kinetics-of-insulin-secretion-and-ca2-or-alterations-in-the-camp-pka-and-plc-pkc-pathways-in-islets-from-adult-rats
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Leonardo Marin, Hellen Barbosa Farias Silva, Gabriela Damin, Leticia Martins Ignacio-Souza, Silvia Regina de Lima Reis, Camila Aparecida Machado de Oliveira, Rosane Aparecida Ribeiro, Marise A Reis, Marcia Queiroz Latorraca, Fabiano Ferreira, Vanessa Cristina Arantes
We investigated the insulin release induced by glucose, the Ca2+ oscillatory pattern and the cAMP/PKA and PLC/PKC pathways in islets from adult rats that were reared under diets with 17% protein (C) or 6% protein (LP) during gestation, suckling and after weaning and in rats receiving diets with 6% protein during gestation, followed by a 17% protein diet after birth (R). Glucose-induced first-phase insulin secretion was reduced in LP and R islets, and the second phase was partially restored in the R group. Glucose stimulation did not modify [Ca2+]i, but it reduced the [Ca2+] oscillatory frequency in the R group compared to the C group...
May 14, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754396/the-upper-pouch-in-oesophageal-atresia-shows-proportional-growth-during-late-fetal-life
#15
R B Tröbs, M Nissen, J Wald
Oesophageal atresia with trachea-oesophageal fistula is a rare foregut malformation that requires surgery soon after birth. Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis is based on the presence of polyhydramnios, a small or non-visible fetal stomach and the blind ending oesophagus, called the upper pouch (1). Neonates present with salivation, coughing, choking and attacks of cyanosis. A diagnosis of oesophageal atresia is confirmed by inserting a nasogastric tube and a thoraco-abdominal X-ray. This article is protected by copyright...
May 12, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753922/beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-a-population-based-study-on-prevalence-prenatal-diagnosis-associated-anomalies-and-survival-in-europe
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Ingeborg Barisic, Ljubica Boban, Diana Akhmedzhanova, Jorieke E H Bergman, Clara Cavero-Carbonell, Ieva Grinfelde, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Anna Latos-Bielenska, Hanitra Randrianaivo, Natalya Zymak-Zakutnya, Ivona Sansovic, Monica Lanzoni, Joan K Morris
Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome is a complex developmental disorder characterized by somatic overgrowth, macroglossia, abdominal wall defects, neonatal hypoglycemia, and predisposition to embryonal tumors. We present epidemiological and clinical aspects of patients with Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome diagnosed prenatally or in the early years of life, using data from EUROCAT (European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies) registries. The study population consisted of 371 cases identified between January 1990 and December 2015 in 34 registries from 16 European countries...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753694/physiological-adaptation-of-the-growth-restricted-fetus
#17
REVIEW
Karel Maršál
The growth-restricted fetus in utero is exposed to a hostile environment and suffers undernutrition and hypoxia. To cope with the stress, the fetus changes its physiological functions. These adaptive changes aid intrauterine survival; however, they can lead to permanent functional and structural changes that can contribute to the development of serious chronic diseases later in life. Epigenetic mechanisms are an important part of the pathophysiological processes behind this "developmental origin of adult diseases...
February 24, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752656/developmental-changes-in-oligodendrocyte-genesis-myelination-and-associated-behavioral-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-intra-generational-protein-malnutrition
#18
Nisha Patro, Aijaz Ahmad Naik, Ishan K Patro
Impairments in oligodendrocyte development and resultant myelination deficits appear as a common denominator to all neurological diseases. An optimal in utero environment is obligatory for normal fetal brain development and later life brain functioning. Late embryonic and early postnatal brains from F1 rat born to protein malnourished mothers were studied through a combination of immunocytochemical and quantitative PCR assay for analyzing the relative expression of platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α (PDGFRα), myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), proteolipid protein (PLP), and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) to determine oligodendrocyte genesis, differentiation, maturation, and myelination...
May 12, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752538/famine-exposure-in-early-life-is-associated-with-visceral-adipose-dysfunction-in-adult-females
#19
Chi Chen, Li Zhao, Zhiyuan Ning, Qin Li, Bing Han, Jing Cheng, Yi Chen, Xiaomin Nie, Fangzhen Xia, Ningjian Wang, Yingli Lu
PURPOSE: Epidemiologic studies have revealed that early life malnutrition increases later risk of metabolic diseases. The visceral adiposity index (VAI) is a novel sex-specific index that shows promise as a marker of visceral adipose dysfunction. We aimed to explore whether exposure to the Chinese famine between 1959 and 1962 during fetal and childhood periods was related to VAI in adulthood. METHODS: Our data source was SPECT-China, a population-based cross-sectional study in East China...
May 11, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752389/pregnancy-in-women-with-a-fontan-circulation-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#20
Alvaro Garcia Ropero, Shankar Baskar, Jolien W Roos Hesselink, Andrea Girnius, Dominica Zentner, Lorna Swan, Magalie Ladouceur, Nicole Brown, Gruschen R Veldtman
BACKGROUND: The Fontan operation has provided life-saving palliation and adult survival for individuals born with single ventricle physiology. Many now seek advice about safe pregnancy. Little data are, however, available, consisting mainly of anecdotal experience and small series. This article seeks to review the published literature and identify lessons learnt from this collective experience. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a systematic review to evaluate maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnancy in women with a Fontan circulation...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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