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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293472/learning-and-memory-disabilities-in-iugr-babies-functional-and-molecular-analysis-in-a-rat-model
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Marta Camprubí Camprubí, Rafel Balada Caballé, Juan A Ortega Cano, Maria de Los Angeles Ortega de la Torre, Cristina Duran Fernández-Feijoo, Montserrat Girabent-Farrés, Josep Figueras-Aloy, Xavier Krauel, Soledad Alcántara
INTRODUCTION: 1Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is the failure of the fetus to achieve its inherent growth potential, and it has frequently been associated with neurodevelopmental problems in childhood. Neurological disorders are mostly associated with IUGR babies with an abnormally high cephalization index (CI) and a brain sparing effect. However, a similar correlation has never been demonstrated in an animal model. The aim of this study was to determine the correlations between CI, functional deficits in learning and memory and alterations in synaptic proteins in a rat model of IUGR...
March 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262513/analysis-of-the-cephalometric-changes-in-the-first-3-months-after-spring-assisted-cranioplasty-for-scaphocephaly
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O Ou Yang, D D Marucci, R J Gates, M Rahman, J Hunt, M P Gianoutsos, W R Walsh
BACKGROUND: Spring-assisted cranioplasty (SAC) has become an accepted treatment for patients with sagittal craniosynostosis; however, the early effects of springs on skull dimensions have never been assessed with objective measurements in the literature. The present study evaluated the changes in skull dimensions and intracranial volume (ICV) during the first 3 months after SAC for sagittal synostosis. METHODS: Sixteen patients with sagittal synostosis underwent SAC...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238321/-cord-accident-after-external-cephalic-version-reality-or-mostly-myth
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J Boujenah, C Fleury, I Pharisien, A Benbara, A Tigaizin, A Bricou, L Carbillon
OBJECTIVES: To study the occurrence of cords accident (nuchal cords, prolapse, and braces) after external cephalic version according to its failure or success. METHODS: Retrospective study between 1998-2015 comparing in the cord accident diagnosed at delivery (by midwife or doctors according to mode of delivery): Patients with attempt ECV: Group 1 cephalic presentation after successful ECV with trial of labor, and Group 2 failed ECV followed by elective cesarean or trial of labor...
January 2017: Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202120/-management-of-positional-head-deformity-in-31-infants
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Wei-Wei Pan, Xiao-Mei Tong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of postural correction training and helmet therapy in the treatment of moderate-severe positional head deformity defined as asymmetric head shape in infants. METHODS: A total of 31 infants who were diagnosed with moderate-severe plagiocephaly and/or brachiocephaly were enrolled. According to the different treatment methods, the infants were divided into helmet therapy group with 11 infants and postural correction training group with 20 infants...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177045/maxadilan-simile-expression-in-nyssomyia-neivai-a-sandfly-vector-in-an-endemic-region-of-brazil-and-its-immunogenicity-in-patients-with-american-tegumentary-leishmaniasis
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Juliana Aires, Claudio Casanova, Sebastian Vernal, Margarida Nascimento, Sandra Rodrigues, Ethan A Lerner, Ana Maria Roselino
BACKGROUND: Maxadilan (Max) is a salivary component in the sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva 1912), a vector of visceral leishmaniasis. Max has a powerful vasodilatory effect and is a candidate vaccine that has been tested in experimental leishmaniasis. Nyssomyia neivai (Pinto 1926) is a vector of the pathogen responsible for American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) in Brazil. OBJECTIVE: We searched for Max expression in Ny. neivai and for antibodies against Max in ATL patients...
February 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153664/predicting-the-difficulty-of-operative-vaginal-delivery-by-ultrasound-measurement-of-fetal-head-station
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Sidi Kasbaoui, François Séverac, Germain Aïssi, Adrien Gaudineau, Lise Lecointre, Chérif Akladios, Romain Favre, Bruno Langer, Nicolas Sananès
BACKGROUND: Clinical assessment of fetal head station is difficult and subjective; it is mandatory before attempting operative vaginal delivery. OBJECTIVE: The principal objective of our study was to assess whether measurement of the perineum-to-skull ultrasound distance was predictive of a difficult operative vaginal delivery. Secondary objectives included evaluation of the interobserver reproducibility of perineum-to-skull ultrasound distance and comparison of this measurement and digital examination in predicting a difficult operative delivery...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153660/attempted-operative-vaginal-delivery-vs-repeat-cesarean-in-the-second-stage-among-women-undergoing-a-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean-delivery
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Moeun Son, Archana Roy, William A Grobman
BACKGROUND: It is not well-characterized whether attempting operative vaginal delivery is a safe and effective alternative among women who undergo a trial of labor after cesarean delivery who are unable to complete second-stage labor with a spontaneous vaginal delivery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare maternal and neonatal outcomes that are associated with attempted operative vaginal delivery with those that are associated with second-stage repeat cesarean delivery without an operative vaginal delivery attempt among women who undergo a trial of labor after cesarean delivery...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094678/orthotic-treatment-of-positional-brachycephaly-associated-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Carolina G Matarazzo, Gerd Schreen, Camilla D do Lago-Rizzardi, Maria Stella Peccin, Fernando Cg Pinto
Osteogenesis imperfecta is an inherited disorder of the connective tissue characterized primarily by fractures with no or small causal antecedents and extremely variable clinical presentation. The disorder requires a global and, therefore, multidisciplinary therapeutic approach that should aim, among other aspects, at the prevention and treatment of deformities resulting from osteogenesis imperfecta. Due to limitations related to bony deformities, it can be difficult to place these infants in a variety of positions that would help remediate skull deformities, so a cranial orthosis becomes the therapy of choice...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076828/perinatal-risk-factors-for-low-and-moderate-five-minute-apgar-scores-at-term
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Shimona Lai, Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the specific maternal and perinatal variables associated with a low (≤3) or moderate (4-6) Apgar score, compared to a high (≥7) score. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, cohort study of 58429 term singleton babies born at the Mater Mother's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in 2007-2013. Maternal demographics, socio-economic status using the Australian Socioeconomic Index for Areas (SEIFA) score, obstetric factors, and birth outcomes were compared for neonates grouped into three categories based on their five-minute Apgar: low (≤3), moderate (4-6) and high (≥7)...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064430/influence-of-interface-and-position-on-upper-airway-collapsibility-assessed-by-negative-expiratory-pressure
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Raquel Pastrello Hirata, Fabiane Kayamori, Fabiola Schorr, Henrique Takachi Moriya, Salvatore Romano, Giuseppe Insalaco, Eloisa Gebrim, Luis Vicente Franco de Oliveira, Pedro Rodrigues Genta, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho
PURPOSE: Negative expiratory pressure (NEP) is a simple technique for the evaluation of upper airway collapsibility in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Most studies evaluated NEP using a mouthpiece that may exclude the cephalic portion of the upper airway. We hypothesize that NEP determination is influenced by interface and position. METHODS: We evaluated patients with suspected OSA using polysomnography, NEP (-5 cmH2O in sitting and supine position with mouthpiece and nasal mask)...
January 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032563/surgeon-not-technique-defines-outcomes-after-central-venous-port-insertion
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Audrey E Ertel, Zachary D McHenry, Vijay K Venkatesan, Dennis J Hanseman, Koffi Wima, Richard S Hoehn, Shimul A Shah, Daniel E Abbott
BACKGROUND: Although central venous access for port placement is common and relatively safe, complications and poor resource utilization occur. We hypothesized that despite the simplicity of port placement, surgeon and/or resident performance-rather than technique-is associated with clinical outcomes and operating room efficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 1200 patients who underwent port placement between 2012 and 2015 at our institution were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005766/three-dimensional-handheld-scanning-to-quantify-head-shape-changes-in-spring-assisted-surgery-for-sagittal-craniosynostosis
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Maik Tenhagen, Jan L Bruse, Naiara Rodriguez-Florez, Freida Angullia, Alessandro Borghi, Maarten J Koudstaal, Silvia Schievano, Owase Jeelani, David Dunaway
Three-dimensional (3D) imaging is an important tool for diagnostics, surgical planning, and evaluation of surgical outcomes in craniofacial procedures. Gold standard for acquiring 3D imaging is computed tomography that entails ionizing radiations and, in young children, a general anaesthesia. Three-dimensional photographic imaging is an alternative method to assess patients who have undergone calvarial reconstructive surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of 3D handheld scanning photography in a cohort of patients who underwent spring-assisted correction surgery for scaphocephaly...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939868/locating-the-seventh-cervical-spinous-process-accuracy-of-the-thorax-rib-static-method-and-the-effects-of-clinical-data-on-its-performance
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Ana Paula A Ferreira, Luciana C Póvoa, José F C Zanier, Arthur S Ferreira
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the thorax-rib static method (TRSM), a palpation method for locating the seventh cervical spinous process (C7SP), and to report clinical data on the accuracy of this method and that of the neck flexion-extension method (FEM), using radiography as the gold standard. METHODS: A single-blinded, cross-sectional diagnostic accuracy study was conducted. One hundred and one participants from a primary-to-tertiary health care center (63 men, 56 ± 17 years of age) had their neck palpated using the FEM and the TRSM...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930391/the-role-of-c2-c7-angle-in-the-development-of-dysphagia-after-anterior-and-posterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Wei Tian, Jie Yu
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between cervical alignment and the development of dysphagia after anterior and posterior cervical (PC) spine surgery [anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), cervical disk replacement (CDR), and PC]. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dysphagia is a known complication of cervical surgery and may be prolonged or occasionally serious. A previous study showed dysphagia after occipitocervical fusion was caused by oropharyneal stenosis resulting from O-C2 (upper cervical lordosis) fixation in a flexed position...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746488/transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-using-one-diagonal-fusion-cage-with-unilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-treatment-of-massive-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Chang-Qing Zhao, Wei Ding, Kai Zhang, Jie Zhao
BACKGROUND: Large lumbar or lumbosacral (LS) disc herniations usually expand from the paramedian space to the neuroforamen and compress both the transversing (lower) and the exiting (upper) nerve roots, thus leading to bi-radicular symptoms. Bi-radicular involvement is a statistically significant risk factor for poor outcome in patients presenting with far lateral or foraminal disc herniation after facet preserving microdecompression. There is evidence showing that patients suffering from large lumbar disc herniations treated with interbody fusion have significant superior results in comparison with those who received a simple discectomy...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730296/single-incision-endoscope-assisted-surgery-for-sagittal-craniosynostosis
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Rajiv R Iyer, Rafael Uribe-Cardenas, Edward S Ahn
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to present the novel technique and associated results of a single-incision endoscope-assisted procedure for the treatment of sagittal craniosynostosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of infants who underwent single-incision endoscope-assisted sagittal craniectomy for craniosynostosis at our institution. Demographic data collected included patient age, blood loss, operative time, pre- and post-operative hemoglobin, pre- and post-operative cephalic index (CI), and hospital length of stay...
January 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676733/beninese-standards-morphological-measurements-in-adults
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Etienne Alagnide, D D Niama Natta, G M Houngbédji, H Azanmasso, R Dagoli, G T Kpadonou
OBJECTIVE: With the increasing of standard of living, the body dimensions have evolved in many countries in recent decades and the aesthetic canons are very variable depending on the socio-cultural contexts. To study the morphological standards of adults in Benin. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective study, descriptive and analytical cross in sight conducted from October to December 2011 in the twelve departments of Benin. Stratified sampling, on 2412 Beninese adults (aged 18-67 years), apparently healthy (without medical or surgical history known), willing to participate in the study, examined by observation and morpho-statics measurements...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651836/maternal-adipokines-and-insulin-as-biomarkers-of-pregnancies-complicated-by-overweight-and-obesity
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Joice Monaliza Vernini, Jusciéle Brogin Moreli, Roberto Antônio Araújo Costa, Carlos Antonio Negrato, Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge, Iracema Mattos Paranhos Calderon
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity is associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study was conducted aiming to evaluate maternal levels of adipokines and insulin in pregnancies complicated by overweight and obesity and its correlations with maternal and fetal outcomes. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 72 mother-newborn pairs. Mothers were classified as having normal weight (n = 23), overweight (n = 18), and obesity (n = 31). Maternal adiponectin, leptin, resistin and insulin levels at the end of pregnancy were compared among groups and correlated with maternal and perinatal outcomes...
2016: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650923/evaluation-of-outcomes-associated-with-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean-delivery-after-a-change-in-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-an-academic-hospital
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Patricia Bellows, Utsavi Shah, Lauren Hawley, Kathleen Drexler, Manisha Gandhi, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Christina Davidson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal-neonatal morbidity for women undergoing trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) following clinical practice changes based upon ACOG's 2010 VBAC guideline. STUDY DESIGN: Four-year retrospective cohort analysis around implementation of a hospital guideline in women undergoing TOLAC with a live, cephalic, singleton without lethal anomaly ≥24 weeks and ≥1 prior cesarean. Maternal-neonatal outcomes pre- and post-guideline implementation were compared...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619545/longitudinal-analysis-of-head-and-somatic-growth-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Sifa Turan, Joshua I Rosenbloom, Mostafa Hussein, Christoph Berg, Ulrich Gembruch, Ahmet A Baschat, Ozhan M Turan
PURPOSE: Fetal head and somatic growth dynamics differs in fetuses with congenital heart defects (CHD). We longitudinally characterized fetal head and somatic growth in relation to the type of CHD. METHODS: Four hundred eleven exams from isolated CHD were compared with 1,219 controls. Head and somatic growth was assessed using head circumference (HC), brain volume (BrV = 1/6 × π × (HC/π)3)/2), fetal cephalization index (FCI = BrV/[estimated fetal weight]), and growth percentile...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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